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I feel like there needs to be a thread made about this. I know this has been talked about many times since 2016 but even then I think this topic is still very neglected because the consequences aren't noticeable on the entirety of Anime yet. There's just something really aggravating about low-status men loosing one of the few hobbies that they could actually enjoy to the very same normalfags and succubi who constantly treat us like dogshit 24/7 and make our daily lives a living hell. We all know the consequences that come with any hobby becoming popular among normgroid NPCs, they start pushing their shitty status-quo bs on it. I'm honestly convinced that by the end of this decade Anime will never have that same feeling as it always did, it'll just become another soulless mainstream form of entertainment to appeal to normalfags. Start expecting chad and his succubi gf to start bragging about going to watch an anime to their NPC social sphere like they do with their shitty MCU movies along with whores cosplaying as your waifu to sell her nudes on the internet to some orbiters (which is already happening to a certain extent). Some oldfags may argue that Anime declined long time ago, and while that's debatable I will say that Anime still retains a very unique feeling to it that is void in the majority of other watchable entertainment and low-status men are the ones that keep and preserve it that way. Mark my words, Anime will be completely unrecognizable around by the end of this decade. Maybe someone can articulate this better than I can but that's the best way I can put it.
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That was a long time ago.


It's been mainstream for the past 3 or 4 years now, probably beginning with succubi on instagram making themselves look like anime succubi for attention. I can't pinpoint who or what made it mainstream honestly. Probably just like with old video games/media, someone started liking it ironically and then it took off with the general public. The majority of anime that is popular now is shounen-shit or isekai garbage. I know that shounen has been popular here since the 90s, but you could find halfway decent hidden gems. Also keep in mind that the target demographic for anime has been for Japanese teens and some adults, not American basement dwelling virgins. But now the hidden gems like Urusei Yatsura and other early Rumiko works have been unearthed and destroyed by normalfags too thanks to the internet. It's too late, there's nothing we can do. Unfortunately with a niche hobby, the lower the barrier to entry, the more people will eventually discover it.


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>It's been mainstream for the past ===3 or 4 years now===, ===probably beginning with succubi on instagram=== making themselves look like anime succubi for attention. I can't pinpoint who or what made it mainstream honestly. Probably just like with old video games/media, someone started liking it ironically and then it took off with the general public.

Were you born yesterday or something? I agree with the general gist of the the thread but some of the conclusions you faggots have drawn can only have been made if you niggers were born yesterday.


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anime is usually focused at an audience of people without great achievements in life: neets, virgins, autists and losers, even in old hentai movies you can see all these things.

shy characters, perverts(usually single old guys), virgins, even in shonens, like for example, yamcha in dragon ball

and it's always full of fan service

makes perfect sense to me, keep away that audience and prevent them from doing degenerate shit like this–→ https://youtu.be/eRRXoJYU_jM

this is literally the only thing we can enjoy in our shitty lives, it was made for losers, to stimulate our minds

part of my lonely life revolves around this, drawing manga, watching anime, listening to anime music and reading. it's an important part for me, i don't want to see it tainted by these assholes.

(the picture is an interview with honda toru about moe, waifus, anime, and the real world)


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I genuinely hate that you brought this to my attention. It has half a million views. Normalfags, especially gen z, are the most greedy selfish bandwagon-ing fucks on this planet.

>i don't want to see it tainted by these assholes.

You've literally brought evidence yourself that it's already been heavily tainted.

I keep thinking of Ghost Dog and it's Hagakure quotes. We're at the end of an era that has probably over for a while now.

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Higurashi, Umineko, Ciconia, RGD, TRT, etc.
Have you read all of their works? What did you think of each of them?
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when will we have <good> threads


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We can always have good threads. You just have to leave the lawlessness behind!
Also Battler sucks.


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Finished Higurashi (the original 8 chapters, not the bonus chapters) + Rose Guns Days. Higurashi is good for chapter 1-6, then the last two sucked. The ending was really bad and disappointing. But from 1-6, especially the first 3 chapters are great. Favorite characters: K1, Mion, Takano.
RGD is so-so, it has some very intense scenes and cool moments but also some very boring or pointless ones. It is also full of normalfag propaganda with the author shilling for having a family and such traditional values. Overall, it is worth the read. My favorite characters were Wayne, Alan, Meijiu, Gabriel, Richard. All the females were super annoying in this one or is it just me? Could be because they are actual whores.

I was reading Umineko and finished until episode 7 but back then the translation for episode 8 wasn't done yet so I left that out. (I read a summary on the net about the plot and how the story ended and I wasn't motivated to actually finish it, but nowadays I plan on reading Umineko completely.) Fav characters: Eva (same VA as Takano, she is extremely talented), Rosa, Ange, Erika. I can say that both this and Higurashi are good when they get to dark or mysterious points but the normalfag themes make them hard to bear. Higurashi is about friendship, Umineko about love, as a wiz I can't appreciate the focus on these things. Also, more focus should have been on the adults instead of Battler and cousins and their teenager love problems. Umineko question arcs are great but the core arcs are pretty meh, except for 5. Higurashi had very entertaining question arcs too but Kai was so-so. This seems a common problem for me with R07's stuff. I know about his writing and how he thinks good times and bad times need to follow each other but still…less SOL and more horror/mystery/drama! If that was the case these VNs would be perfect.




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Rosa is one of the best characters in the series. You got offended by the child abuse, didn't you? You sissy.

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2chan? I dont speak japanese at all,0 knowledge. But I want to ask a couple of (sociology-related)questions to a rather large group of japanese-born hikkis and neets,etc.
where do I go to,how do I introduce myself there to avoid glowing? im interested in a "native hikki" views on buddhism-celibacy relationship,and also on general japanese paradise-depression contrast.
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Buddhism came from india before being basardized into whatever shit they turned it into.


Bhuddism is a very sloppy and laughable culture but it did come from China.


a lot of them speak English too.


What's with the amount of threads here that are like "I wanna speak with japanese people but I don't know shit about japanese".
In any case 2chan does have a hikikomori board, but people there tend to be very closed off and they will know if you're using an online translator to communicate with them. They will probably assume you're korean and tell you to fuck off.


Buddhism comes from India and spread to China via Central Asia. From there it spread to Japan ect. in East Asia.

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Post ITT when you finish an anime, and write something about it. Can be anything from brief unrefined feelings to long formal reviews.

Last thread: >>32036

This thread can also be helpful for people looking for things to watch.
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I watched Akiba's Trip. Here are my thoughts:

The plot is mostly episodic monster-of-the-week stuff that is consistently boring and idiotic. Basically, there are bad guys in Akibahara, and the only way to fight them is to strip off their clothes (hence the title of the show). It's as moronic as it sounds, and it stops being funny after about 5 minutes, yet entire scenes are devoted to it, usually multiple times per episode. The fight scenes are boring as hell and drag on way too long. This show overall is frankly just completely retarded, and not in an endearing way either, at least not enough for 13 episodes. My average level of enjoyment while watching was quite low, but every so often there'd be some relatable nerd reference that I'd chuckle at, which is why I didn't drop it.

The art style is somewhat cartoonish and has a strongly saturated colour palette. The animation is simplistic with quality adequate at best. It feels pretty low budget overall. The character designs are also cartoonish; I don't like them aesthetically, but they do kinda fit the theme of the show. Their simplicity made them easy to animate as well, which I guess was beneficial for the action scenes. The characters' personalities are generic and simplistic, as well as annoying in some cases.

As for audio, the OP song is pretty good and has nice peppy vocals. However, the cartoonish OST itself sounds low budget and is sometimes abrasive. The voice acting is also consistently awful. In fact multiple voices in the cast made me want to shove toothpicks into my ears they were so annoying.

Akiba's Trip has quite an authentic otaku-culture theme. The only reason I stuck with this anime was for the truly genuine otaku-culture flavour. Literally nothing else about it was entertaining. These otaku-culture references are diverse too; for example, there are allusions to milsim hobbies, audiophile culture, idol fandom, amateur radio, and PC building. They even have a Yugioh/MTG parody episode, which contains some hilarious moments. I also got the feeling there were obscure references to Japanese Akiba-related pop culture that I probably didn't fully catch.

Aside from the authentic cultural flavour, this show is seriously awful. The only reason you should consider watching it is if a strong otaku-culture theme apPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


If you liked the authentic otaku stuff then the game may be up your ally. Mind you it's only on the psp and steam, so it's kinda janky. But overall pretty fun beat em up, and even has a side VN with dating options.


I'm extremely picky with video games to the point where I effectively am not interested in them at all. I appreciate the suggestion but it's highly unlikely that I'd enjoy the game. Maybe I'll test it out in a PSP emulator sometime if I'm in the mood for some brainrot.


Nah if you don't like games I don't think you'll get anything out of it. It's pretty subpar, the otaku stuff is the only draw.



I watched Vatican Kiseki Chousakan (including OVA), also known as Vatican Miracle Examiner. Here are my thoughts:

This anime is about two religious scholars who travel around investigating the validity of various miracles on behalf of the Vatican. This show has an intense Roman Catholic theme that is quite unique – I really appreciated this aspect of it. However, aside from its strong unwavering commitment to this rich Catholic theme, this show isn't well directed. The actual screenplay and script are kinda dull. Furthermore, as much as I love the premise, the writing is undeniably super amateurish and feels like a novel you'd find in the bargain bin of somebody's neighbourhood yard sale. The plot is so absurd it feels like a kid wrote it. The explanations used to justify the various mysteries in the story are completely ridiculous. As a whole this show is incredibly campy, but that's what makes it fun to watch.

Vatican Kiseki Chousakan is a very unique show. It's so over the top it's comical, yet plays it dead serious at all times. Like, I honestly can't tell whether or not this is all just pokerface satire. This anime has a unique satirical charm that I really enjoyed and think others would as well. On a related note, I definitely got a shounen-ai vibe from the two main characters, which is somewhat ironic to say the least, and also enhanced the parody feeling even more. Plus, they were super cute together.

The two MCs are actually great characters: unique, likeable, memorable, and they complement each other well. Additionally, I liked both of their VAs and thought they suited the roles. Another thing that adds to the show's campy charm is how the many English words in the script are mispronounced by the seiyuus (to the point that referring to the subtitles is often still necessary).

Visually, the show is adequate at best. Some of the character designs are decent, but other than that it is super basic and feels low budget. I think much of the poor visual budget was compensated for by using poor lighting in many scenes. Thankfully, not much character animation is needed to tell this dialogue-heavy story. I do like the seemingly authentic church-like OST. There is a lot of choral music, organs and that sort of thing, which suits the themes and mood of the anime. I'm glad they committPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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This is a thread to share anime screenshots in.

Previous thread: >>22142

If the title of the anime isn't evident from the filename, then please name the title in your post.
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yukari imposter succbus in the left of the imaghe in the middle. sus!


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I'm gonna check these shows out

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Best storyline, Best fights, Best charcters, Best villians, many people think that all the fights are the same and all the arcs are to similar when they're not, it sucks only with pacing and maybe it is long
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I do not understand how so many people can watch and like anime with terrible character design and over all art style. One Piece just looks crude and ugly, very much like modern western children's cartoons. Same thing with Naruto, super popular and also super ugly.


they both were ugly as shit until Bleach dropped, both Naruto and One Piece had to do a time-skip were they are teens to compete with Bleach


Bleach is good at desgin. but story not strong as Naruto and One piece


Time-skip of one piece is the same old stories, arcs but with some diff touches all same shit Dressrose saga = Arabasta saga , Punk hazard saga = the Thriller Bark Saga ..etc


I'm personally pretty spilt on Oda's art. I like what he's going for but i don't think nails it that often. I also don't think he's that great at drawing comics. His layouts don't flow that well and he's always trying to jam as much shit as possible on a page without much thought about making the composition look nice.

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Maybe this belongs more on /hob/ and if the mods agree I would hold no ill will for them for moving or deleting it but I recently got around to watching Serial Experiments Lain and wanted to find some other wizzards with good reccomendations for /dep/ anime. The ones of course given are succubi last tour and Lain. I would personally not count Watamote as it seems quite shallow and everything turns out fine in the end and whatnot. So what are some other anime, manga or light novels dealing with actual depression or schizophrenia and not in the mainstream boohoo am so sad way.
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That's why I said I could relate to it. I used to be a security guard in my mid 20s. My job was from 1600-0000 in a hospital parking garage. I would just answer the gate calls on a cellphone to let all the doctors out of their shift, then I would get paid to fuck around like the protagonist and watch anime. Literally I just applied for a low end security company. I'm not sure if it's changed due to diversity quota bullshit, but 6 years ago when I was one they would hire anyone with a pulse.


>seems like foreigners who achieve to make it in japan are hated by their peers
Nar, i think Bahi JD is great. Ilya just sucks.


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Don't know if it strictly fits your criteria but i finished reading the 'Karma' arc of Tezuka's phoenix saga and i really enjoyed it. If the idea of a guy who was fucked since day one, is continuously battered and bruised (sometimes deservedly) and only finds the strength to live by loosing himself in a craft he has a gift for but doesn't particularly like sounds your speed then check it out.


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Spoilers ahead

I just finished himizu a couple days ago, gotta say none of the characters were that likeable apart from his freind Shozo who sacrificed a lot to help pay for Yuuichi's debt. God I fucking hated how he beat him up, but I guess it was a part of that whole 'humans are hypocritical', the ending was definitely memorable. Started reading crime and punishment, seemed pretty shallow to me, and kind of retarded. I didn't finish it (chapter 75 rn) but I will. Gotta say my favourite /dep/ manga would be higurashi, ressentiment, welcome to the nhk, and bokutachi ga yaramashita. Still looking for more depressing seinen shit to read, if anyone has any reccomendations please give me some


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Okay, I just finished the the series.
and I have to ask - is this a joke? Like a big decades long meme? I think this was the worst anime I've ever seen. A pseudo-philosophical LARP. Like does it actually have a point? A meaning? Beause I think I just witnessed someone's acid trip.

Unironically is the worldwide fame a LARP? Or is it like with the emperor's new clothes, where nobody mentions that he's actually naked?

What the acual fuck? Either I'm a brainlet retard or I'm the only sane person on earth - but what the fuck did I just watch?

It reminds me of those old french psychological art films… What a fucking waste of time…
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fuck> you


What do any anons have to say about the last Eva movie?
I love Rei for being the only succubus I've heard of, real or fictional, who is laconic.
>What I liked about it was how human and lifelike the characters were, which anime characters very seldom are.
It's been repeated many times, and it deserves to be repeated again: Shinji is a 14 year old boy, and that is how a 14 year old boy with a shit father figure who was suddenly shoved into war would act.
>it just happened to be that those constraints allowed to anno shit something out of his mind so raw, unfiltered, and unrefined that it couldn't be considered humanely polite. it didn't go through the self/peer review process the earlier episodes went through.
I think this is the real reason Eva is remembered. Honesty and risk taking are so rare in our modern life that we couldn't help but be drawn to it. I think this is also why there has been this change of opinion and people nowadays are unironically liking Sonic '06. We've reached a state where something is good so long as it's genuine and risky because we are starving for honesty.

There's something to be said about the beauty of depression. Anno created Eva. Kurt Cobain created Nirvana. Radiohead created Creep. Picasso created his blue period. There's something transcendetal about depression when it is embraced as opposed to something that one tried to hide from.


>does it actually have a point?
Yes, it's literally Hideaki Anno telling otakus to touch grass. Anno is a self-hating otaku so make of that what you will


>I think this is the real reason Eva is remembered
I think it's more about just how people aren't (or weren't) used to a narrative being so abstract. Recently I watched The Prisoner series. I know it has a cult following, and throughout the whole series I was thinking why it was so remembered, in a way that I, a person from a country where not even Dr. Who was mildly popular, was watching this older than me British series, probably the only one I ever watched and will ever watch. That's until the ending. The last five minutes or so pretty much immortalized the series, just by how it broke any expectations about how a story should be told, both in form and content.


I recently watched this for the first time ever and was kinda surprised.

>inflation fetish Asuka is canon

>first episode is incredibly good looking
>animation quality after that is very inconsistent
>the fan service feels extremely out of place
>it's intriguing at first but then goes nowhere - kinda like LOST

It's much weirder than I expected. The most surprising was how much it seems to have shaped anime since then. The fucking pathetic loser MC trope was definitely born here. I think even the isekai meme can be traced back here. I'm glad I finally watched it but I wish somebody would have told me to skip the last two episodes and watch the movie instead to unlock the real ending.

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I fucking hate MAL for their treatment of digital-only written media. Anilist's been having better criteria for it and only now (after denying plethora of submissions FOR YEARS) they've decided to allow non-printed webtoons recently and still shit like pic related. Despite the fact of belonging to the notable franchise. It's part of one title and one-shots are allowed. WTF.

2 years and still some novel submissions are in queue.


MAL was always a site for normgroids and even groidnorms to earn coolkid points by showing how many anime they've watch.

Your watches should't be quantifiable to a number, but to a list of ways watching anime has bettered you as a person.

It's time to stop watching anime and instead start "watching" "anime".

Besides if you have problem with Website.com then go to Website.com/forums to complain.


There's no rules against discussions of sad current state of affairs. Culture in general doesn't change people and certainly doesn't make people better. Otherwise Hitler wouldn't succeed.


i use mal only for anime because it is synced into the thing i use to watch anime. i don't track manga, i used to just have bookmarks but over the years with pc changes idk where they are. i use mangaupdates to find manga though


Mal manga mods are terrible
I have submitted lots of stuff in anilist and they get it done in two weeks or two or four months at worst

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i wish there was more uk/irish rep in anime, ik the k-on movie had them go to the uk which is really cool, but i bearly see any irish charcters other than hetaila


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uuuhhh,, most of vinland saga took place in and around london and wales


I thought it took place in iceland.


for like 4 episodes


That's just where the protagonist is from, but it's primarily about the Vikings invading the Isles. I hope the next part is adapted, but I recall it having a much different tone so I'm not sure how it will go with the anime audience if they expect more of the same.

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