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Does anyone on here live/want to live in Japan? I know I do.

To be clear I'm not some faggot weeaboo who thinks that life in Japan is just like the animes and there will be katana duels in the streets and schoolgirls screaming "UGUU SENPAI" everywhere but I do like the culture and the aesthetic of the country, especially Tokyo but also the really rural parts of the country.

I've looked around and there's a lot of work in my field, most of it mercifully conducted in English. Apartments are also fairly affordable, at least outside of the hubs of the biggest cities. There's nothing really keeping me in the states; my family has basically forgotten about me, I have no friends and my work is all online so it goes where I go. I'd have to sell my guns but that's not really a huge loss for me, plus it'd be nice to have a cash infusion right before I go.

Any stories or advice?
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also in related news japan made console and save modding illegal with chance of jail charges


Wait are you seriously dumb enough to think that the pol types who hate niggers, are the same as the wizzies with yellow fever?


one of the hardest aspects of japanese is keigo. you can say the same sentence 5 different ways, but those ways are discrete with respect to social context, i.e. learning how to say the same thing in 5 different ways is absolutely mandatory. there's a reason why NSA has ruled japanese as one of the most difficult languages on a lot of metrics. https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/cryptologic-spectrum/foreign_language.pdf


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>comfy tiny apartment in a big ultra-advanced post-scarcity city yes

That's the dream


> It'd be a typical Sunday of watching animu、 playing bidya gemus and browsing the intaanetto
> You'd be in your comfy bedroom, dark, lights off
> You'd put on your headset and watch this bideo

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Didn't see one in the catalog, so I'd like to have a thread on Japanese internet to share interesting things we've come across. Can be videos, sites, articles, particular threads, etc.

I'll start off with a few things below.
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> I made a successful thread advertising the /AM/ board on the same site.



Site based off the chatroom in the anime Durarara.
Also has a BBS with some interesting threads. Here's one I found with people posting their drawings


Note that the threads with lock icons are private.


Mobile site for 2ch, I've been using it since they blocked American IPs from browsing.


Site with e-books from 青空文庫 (collection of public domain books in Japanese, quite a few from the early 20th century) in MOBI format for Kindle, rather than the the txt and html formats aozora offers. Not a complete collection but still has quite a few books.



antinatalism thread on the philosophy board of 2ch


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I browse futaba occasionally. I enjoy the ohayo konata threads in which konata is posted every morning. This was posted in one of the threads. It gives me hope that early moe shows like lucky star wont be forgotten as time goes on.


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Unemployed dropout crab stalker uses 2ch as his personal blog
gets arrested for threatening mass school stabbing because >no gf

(VGPerson has a lot of translations from 2ch on his site)

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and write something about it.

Made a new one since the old one reached bump limit.

Old thread >>24509
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Guess it runs in the family, huh?


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Whew. What a ride. This show reminds me of why I got into anime in the first place. Ridiculous battles. Epic scale scenarios. Larger than life characters. Sad backstories. Villains with understandable motives. Tearjerker drama. Cool character design. Unadulterated concentrated chuuni. Weird as it seems, I cried throughout this series whenever anything slightly sad happens. I cried when servants die. I cried when someone give life advice. Jack's episode was the worst. I choked every time Atlanta appears on screen. Everything those shounen anime had that captivated me as a child, this anime did them right.

Anyway, on a more elitist and nitpicky perspective, there is a few points in the anime I'd like to complain about. You get the feeling that the budget is huge, but as expected they ran out of steam mid series. I noticed a few QUALITY moments that is just jarring compared to the excellent start and end of the series. Fight choreography isn't always good either. The best part is obviously the climax of the story where the animation style change as if they got a special team to exclusively made them. The start is also action packed to hook you in the story but the middle is part is embarrassing. I laughed when Siegfried and Mordred combine their NP to defeat Avicebron's golem like some kind of mahou shoujo or super sentai series. Next is the characters, which is also good but of course they'd chose the blandest out of them all as the main cast. Sieg and Jeanne are vegetables outside of the late story. I expected to like Astolfo but he's useless throughout the series and doesn't even act or look as cute as in fanarts. Literally any screentime without them is interesting. Also maybe because they're trying to cram the whole novels but I felt the pace to be going to fast. This is good at times because there is no dull moment but at times it just become boring. A good scene must have a build up to it. A constantly high emotion story is just a plateau. I have to praise the voice acting though since they pretty much carried the badly written dialogue. Verdict, it's a great anime and Amakusa did nothing wrong.


What is is called? Goddamn I hate it when people write a long review and then don't mention what the fuck they're talking about. What good is a review of a show if other people have to have already watched the show to be able to recognize your damn screenshot and know what the fuck you're talking about?




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"Why don't you come to the planetarium?
The beautiful twinkling of eternity that will never fade, no matter what.
All the stars in the sky are waiting for you. "

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CCS is one of he best animes I have ever seen! I remember watching the shitty dubbed version on Teletoon but the Japanese version is a million times better! Sakura S so cute and the show is so fucking comfy!
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>have a backlog to work on
>just wanna rewatch Sakura because I know nothing else could ever top it


I really liked the runner succubus from episode 30, I wish she was more than a filler character.
I feel the same way.


Lads, I decided to watch the first episode of the original series (just for kicks) and oh man, I forgot how well made and enchanting this show was. I'm in the middle of a bunch of different shows, but I'm seriously considering just temporarily dropping them to watch CCS again.


So some facebook group has total control over the clear card manga or something? I'm kinda in the dark here…


I always preferred the DIC background music, had more energy and better atmosphere to it; the Japanese version is kind of underwhelming to listen to.

CCS has a wonderfully orchestrated soundtrack that really does feel whimsical and grand.

Ojamajo Doremi has a great soundtrack also, it has a lot of range and is really cute and fun to listen to.

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Aaah, disgusting. I'm currently 2 or so hours into If My Heart Had Wings.
Why do VNs do this shit? I feel so much cringe. It's not right. I shouldn't be playing this, I cannot at all self-insert into MC. He's an attractive turbo-normie with friends and normie aspirations and a normal healthy lifestyle. He socializes and is super friendly, kind and skilled in all fields of life. I had the same problem when playing other VNs as well. I can never self insert.

Please, wizards, help. Give me a bishojo game where I play some loser. I usually have troubles with self-insertion in anime as well. Shit where the MC is a NEET hikki loser is apparently more prevalent in anime than VNs…
Anyone got some good recommendations?
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Eroge/galge is probably the worst medium to seek these kinds of protagonists as the vast majority are focused on romance and writing a hikki loser who gets a gf is probably too much even for the average otaku to suspend his disbelief. You'd probably be much better served by books. A lot of Russian and Japanese novels especially have suicidal or reclusive characters.

I can't think of any VN's that fit your exact criteria besides the usual answer of Chaos;Head but a couple I can think of with protagonists who have at least some 'wizard' traits or are self-hating (unfortunately most are untranslated) :

Hatsukoi 1/1 (translated) : Protagonist has friends but he's a loser with virtually no hobbies, is stupid, and has an inferiority complex at points

Pure Mail (untranslated) : Protag is a reclusive student in middle school who spends all his free time in online chat rooms or playing games

Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu (untranslated) : Edgelord protag, experiences self-hate and has no real interests outside of smoking cigarettes, extremely pessimistic view on life

Boku ga Tenshi ni Natta Wake (untranslated): Protagonist isn't interested in love (although there are routes, but I think most of them only have sad endings). Majority of the novel is also focused on other characters in relationships, most of which turn sour.

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (untranslated): This one's kind of questionable because the protag has friends, but he does experience self-hate and has a bit of an inferiority complex and suffers from depression at certain points, especially after the prologue

Those are pretty specific requests and I doubt there's much to meet your requirements. You could try finding nukige with ugly fat fucks mind controlling succubi into fucking them I guess.

Closest thing I can think of from what I've played is Sorceress x Alive which is an isekai story where the protagonist was kind of a loser in his original world and hated by his childhood friend, but gets transported to a world of magical duelists and becomes coach for a team of succubi competing in a tournament. Not translated though.


I don't play VNs because they're low effort mostly. You have a medium with pictures, sounds, backgrounds. Why not use it? Fate Stay Night is a prime culprit - why the hell are you going on and on about background on apperance of some faggot - I can SEE him.
On the other hand you've got VNs that pretty much only use pictures to highlight who's talking at the time and have one CG picture once in a blue moon. Why not make more?


>He's an attractive turbo-normie with friends and normie aspirations and a normal healthy lifestyle

That's 95% of eroge MC's,if they were losers they wouldn't be able to get so much pussy

I don't know why Japanese otakus like this shit so much,it's so normie,maybe they're failed normies.


>I don't know why Japanese otakus like this shit so much,it's so normie
It is BECAUSE it's so normie. Eroges put them in the shoes of someone they never were or will ever be. It allows them to experience something different from a whole new perspective. It lets them escape their otaku/neet/hikki related troublesome thoughts by showing them something so unlike their real life enough to distract them. Experiencing things outside of our own realities is the key to escapism, and everyone, even normies, need escapism. Some people can even get lost in escapism.


But why do Japs feel the need to make it realistic? Why play as a Chad and self-insert into a successful member of society?
To me it seems as if they subconsciously accepted that their life choices and current state of affairs is something bad, so they escape to fake worlds where they are a successful normal Chad.

What I described in the OP is more like accepting myself as I am, not wanting to change, not regretting my current state or decisions in life. BUT also receiving all the good stuff a Chad would get due to supernatural occurrences in addition anyways.

In the end I would account the lack of scenarios I described to the fact that most people who play these games are self-hating and they would find it too fake if it was an unrealistic scenario where a character just like them actually gets to reap all the rewards.

I however understand that all these media are just fake self-inserts anyways, so might as well go all in and just project a completely unrealistic scenario where a complete self-insert MC just reaps success regardless of realism.

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Want to start learning Japanese?
Here's some useful links to help you out.

-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pKgBm8Aa58mjB1hYhbK-VOPZsRBTXBuPBzw8Xikm2ss/pub?embedded=true (A basic walkthrough of what to do first and what to expect)
-http://realkana.com/ (tool to learn the kana)
-http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar (grammar guide)
-http://pastebin.com/kXqhRbWi (setting up Anki)
-http://jisho.org/ (Japanese-English dictionary)
-http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/ - (Actual Japanese dictionary for rare words and alternate definitions)
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/rikaichan/ (Popup dictionary definitions when you hover over a word, Chrome version is called Rikaikun)
http://rikaisama.sourceforge.net/ (alternative to rikaichan)

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Wizards lacking the comprehension of a given kanji character may try looking up the radicals at jisho.org .
I realize it's much faster and reliable than OCR once you start figuring out which radicals mean what.


gooogle translate also has a good handwriting-to-kanji reader that i use to identify kanji i haven't seen before. of course, it helps more if you know general stroke order of kanji


I find radical lookup easier and I don't know what the radicals mean


Difference between 見ため and 外観? I am still a beginner on anki decks learning vocab. Trying to master at least some vocab before I move onto grammar and reading beginner manga.


You can't master the nuance of words without lots of reading and listening. Just learn the general sense. For one, plenty of words are exact synonyms with no real difference.
In this case, though, 見た目 is more likely to be used to describe people and sounds more casual, while 外観 is more likely to be used for objects and sounds more technical. This follows the general pattern of Japanese (kun) origin words being more everyday speech, while Chinese-origin (on) words sound more academic (for the same reason Latin-origin words often sound technical in English – Chinese was the language scientific documents were written in).

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I'm looking for a new animu to watch, I've listed some of the stuff I highly rated, maybe there will be something others may be interested in listed below, but I would greatly appreciate any recommendations based on what you think I might love.

Animus: Serial Experiments Lain, Akagi, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Psychiatrist Irabu, FMA:brotherhood, neongenesisevangerion, steins gate (prob gonna watch steins gate: zero if nothing seems better), Gilgamesh, Death Note, Ping Pong the animation, Baccano! , NHK…

Those are the best I can think of at the moment.
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Well junji ito’s short stories got animated but most people didn’t like the adaptation, so it’s kind of neither here nor there.


>any good scary series
it isn't really that scary, but Shiki is pretty ok and has a horror atmosphere.
Also if you liked Kobayashi I would give it a go to Hinamatsuri, its also a SOL with supernatural twist.


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Parasyte Maxim & Magical succubus Raising Project
I'm the one who said dragon maid.


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o ya and if you need to wash your mind out after watching the above two try.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
No supernatural elements but the shows hilarious.


Casshern Sins

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Reminder that an in depth enjoyment of naruto is anti-normalfag, as regular normals enjoy naruto on a very superficial level, maybe only watching a few episodes every now and then, and internet/4chan discord chads hate naruto because it isn't hardcore weeb enough.
Naruto is perfect for wizards. Pain is the perfect anti-natalist wiz.
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Its not clear if you are wanting anime recommendations or not but if you liked naruto it seems probable that you would like the other huge popular shonens. Bleach, HunterxHunter, One Piece, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho. See if one of those interests you, but there are plenty more if those ones arent to your taste.



it was terrible
kishimoto didnt plan ahead when it comes to storywriting
crazy how it started an anime boom in the west during the 2000s


It didn’t start anything. It was just a part of it.


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In this thread we say we love our waifus. I love my're waifu Ruri Gokou. She's an Onee-san so she would make a good mother.
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>girlfriend showing off for some form of affirmation
>she is out there tantalizing other men
>guys who are drooling over her
>Blueballing the hell out of every man who sees
>I know that she will only want to have sex with me


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I really hate nintendo's recent trend of brown bait characters. They always manage to make them look like skanky british succubi rather than exotic beauties somehow.

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What are you watching?
What are you enjoying?
What have you dropped?
What are you looking forward to next season?
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Just caught up with Attack on Titan, currently watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the first time. Watched the 2003 version years ago, so it was painful to see Shou Tucker's treachery towards his daughter again. he deserved to die after turning his daughter into a chimera, so it was sweet seeing he did not live like in the 2003 show. I am only partway through season 1, so I am still waiting to see more differences between the 2003 show and the 2010 show.


The show should start differing massively for you pretty soon. Some people like one or the other more but I think both were good for different reasons.


give it a few episodes more and you'll see an entirely new series


I look forward to it! I have heard nothing but good about it


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I just watched the first three episodes of Flying Witch. I wanted to like it but I'm dropping it now. My initial impressions are outlined below.

The characters in this are poorly developed and dimensionless. Lame, bland characters like this are crippling to any SOL series. Furthermore, none of the characters are likable.

The script of the show is very dry and boring. It feels like a rough draft. The scenes themselves progress very slowly and screentime is constantly wasted. This is not a pacing issue but simply one of low value per unit of time.

The atmosphere is not immersive. It feels artificial and forced.

Visually, the setting looks okay but the character designs are ugly. The colour palette is bland and boring.

That is all I have to say.
I'm happy to hear other opinions.

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