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and write something about it.

last thread: >>28944

To anyone searching for things to watch, maybe this thread is useful for you too.
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Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle.

Was in the mood for something about dungon crawling and the like but this was way more business related then I was expecting. The tone was light and everything about it is PG.
Overall it was a meh for me.
Probably wouldn't recommend. It is painfully mediocre. Not actually fully bad, just meh.


Somali and the Forest Spirit

Teared up at the end. It's pretty good imo but I am a sucker for these kind of shows.
Travel in a fantasy world, mysterious and competent MC, unlikely familiar bond that grow along with the character development.
And finally a story of a adoptive father figure who totally 100% is not going to turn around and want to fuck his kid when they grow up in the manga. Both because the manga is more or less dead and because the guy is a golem who is incapable of such things. So that's nice to know.
Burnt way to many times. Japan needs to stop running the the fatherly feels with that.

Anyway, My only complaint is that a lot of the monster designs were really meh. Other then that it's a great show.


Enjoyed BNA quite a bit. Everything was executed well, loved the stylized action.
Most importantly didn't involve aliens in the halfway point as a twist like other shows from this studio so that's nice.

Also finished The Misfit of Demon King Academy.
Lets just say you have to be in a certain kind of mindset to "get it" and find it amusing.
It plays everything totally straight and appears to take it's self seriously but at the same time it takes all of the more prevalent clichés of the fantasy genera with a OP generic protagonist and just cranks it all to the extreme that makes it (maybe unintentionally) funny.
I would recommended it if you want something that takes the piss out of that last not so good isekai or power fantasy show you watched without being blatant parody, and instead being what I think is very subtle satire.


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I wanted BNA to be much better than it was. It felt like it was just killing time and wasn’t trying to be as good as klk or ttlg. At least nazuna was mega cute.


>It felt like it was just killing time
Strange since to me it felt the pace was a bit too fast and they really could have used more episodes to give more room to breathe.

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Why is Tower of God considered an anime when it is adapted from a manhwa? If it is solely because a Japanese studio did it then why isn't the same logic applied to Cannon Busters? So basically anyone with money can just pay a studio to adapt their source material and it will be "anime"? Seems like a bad precedent we are setting. How does Japan feel about this?
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Yeah it should be called cartoon ;-}


Sounds like you're onto something OP. You should start a change.org petition to remove TOG from anime listing sites.


I do know that the comic was/is one of the most popular manhwa I can think of so that is probably where a lot of hype is coming from.


What is "anime" ?
Is it made by Jap but financed by US? Then the 80's TRANSFOMERS count and so does the ones exclusive to Netflix.
Does it have to be made by Jap exclusively? Then most current anime don't count because the grunt-work (like in-between frames) is done by Chinese/S.Koreans.


squint your eyes until everything is blurry
question: does it look somewhat like anime
if yes: it's anime (for 99% of people)

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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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Faggot I found that image on google, Watched it thoroughly

Nice assumptions normie


low iq cope


watch more anime, pleb


There are plenty of good reasons to have strong opinions on Metallica that have nothing to do with their popularity.

Just like there is plenty to dislike about EVA or reason to have strong opinions on it.

This coming from someone who likes both but dislikes major problems they have which are really obvious to non-fanboys.


the main reason is because they helped get napster shutdown

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Does anyone else at this point where the only anime you have left to see are long running children's' shows, old mecha anime, unsubbed shit, indie shit, anime unavailable on the internet and future/upcoming releases? How do people stick to one medium when it's so limited and scarce?
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China should produce their own kind of animation (like they do in cgi, which makes sense as japan has outsourced much of their 3d animation to china I believe) and not copy something 1:1, remember all the fake toys like yu-gi-oh-cards from them?
In most cases you can see a clear difference between western and japanese animation, even Avatar while looking animeish was still clearly western. First anime were inspired by disney-animations, but even then you could tell that it had its own style that further evolved over many years, while chinese studios have been known before for picking something established and selling it as their own as it is. I would not measure quantity with quality, having more resources means it's also easier to produce knockoffs, or look at all the TripleA-games that are coming out with an enormous budget and a huge staff, they look so good yet most of them are so similar. Globalism has been changing the tide for a while though, if something becomes popular many want to get in on it, now the whole world is producing anime-style content like all those games that slap an anime-picture on their cover, which strips away the cultural aspect from what made them appealing in the first place. Reading your post it seems that you aquired your taste through these anime that you can now enjoy the chinese ones, and mostly because they are similar in many places.


>I like anime that offer an experience which you cannot get from any western show or movie.
these type of anime end up being too try-hard or end up going full nippon nationalist unless you're talking purely animation then there's still only a handful that fit that criteria

once you watch a few anime from every genre you're interested in they end up being all the same


chinese animation (donghua) is unimpressive for the most part and only had a good run during the 60's. Not really comparable to anime or japanese animation in general. Guess most people will have to wait another decade for them to get good at making shows.


I only watch 80's series.

Touch, HR, Miyuki, Maison Ikkoku every five years or so.


I feel you bro. I just don't feel like any of its worth it anymore. All I've been doing is laying around on my phone. I want to watch anime, but I'm just not happy. The thought of it doesn't spark joy anymore. I've been able to circumvent it somewhat by watching old nestolgic shows, but even then I have to be drunk. I'm afraid of the magic it once had will be gone if I'm not sober. And that's even if I'm in the mood. I have to work up the motivation to go outside for a beer run and chug a few in one sitting. But because I'm already depressed and tired, over half the time I just end up falling asleep and waking up a few hours later with a hangover. Rinse/repeat. I don't know what to so anymore. I'm already on meds. Anime used to make me feel different. It just doesn't anymore.

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Hey. What character I like from anime?
I like Scar from FMA and FMA B. Why? Because he was mysterious and his country was treated poorly when there was a war.
But after war was over he came after alchemists, because he wanted revenge so much.

That impressed me.

Are there any character who wanted revenge in anime? Give me examples of them.
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>be lame western animation studio Disney.
>make a movie about a deer who's mom dies, then tries to survive a wildfire, find his dad, and find a succubus friend.
>be awesome eastern Japanese animation studio.
>make a movie about a lamb who's mom dies in a wolf attack.
>Lamb pursues wolf and asks the wolf he can be more like him.
>Wolf shows him the ugly side of life and how survival is what only matters.

holy shit this cartoon was dark.


I had no idea about it until tfm made a video about it.
Gave it a watch then and yes indeed it both fits the bill for this thread and is a surprisingly good watch that is darker then it's art style initially lets on.


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>I had no idea about it until X YouTubewhore made a video about it.


>Scar as a vengeful character
You know how his arc ends, right? I wish more anime let vengeful characters be vengeful, rather than see it as an affliction that needs to be cured.


Most vengeance arcs leave the character inert once they get vengeance unless they get additional character development.
Since most people enjoy well written character development of interesting characters that is the better path if you want to keep that character around in a long form narrative.

A simpler vengeance motivated character works best in shorter and more action focused narratives where there lack of depth isn't as much of a issue.

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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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You're a good man, Charlie Brown.


Been searching for this. Time to try again. Wish me luck, my fellow wizards.


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Nice thanks, hope someone seeds the Shin-chan special


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you guys are using mpvacious right?



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Looks like there is english version of this program called jishop.
I`m gonna stick to Russian version though.

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I've never been into anime and I don't know much about it. However, I decided to check out One Punch Man and I'm enjoying it a fair bit. I've never been able to stick to hobbies or find any passion or purpose in life. Is anime a worthwhile thing to get into? I'm beginning to see why so many people love it. The problem is, it just seems so dense. So much to learn, so many forums, so many niches. It's a little intimidating for a newcomer. Where do I begin? Should I learn Japanese? I've never been able to actually succeed at something like that, but maybe getting into anime would give me a reason too. Will anime improve my life and make me a better person? Will it make the bad things in life, like wageslaving and disease, more bearable?

I await your responses. Thank you, wizards.
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I'm going to pull a 'read the webcomic'. The manga, made from the webcomic, expands the original with tons more shonen fighty stuff, and the anime is based on the manga.


Nobody's mentioned it, but you will pick up a lot of Japanese phrases from watching subbed anime. Anyone who's seen more than 50 anime knows what doushite or betsuni or sasuga or yokata means because they're phrases used all the time and often in isolation.
Obviously you'll be watching with subtitles, but some parts of the language won't necessarily be translated, so you should be aware of them. The only parts of Japanese I'd say are worth knowing before watching anime are honorifics and how names work, but these are so basic that if you're using a site like wizchan you must already have some vague idea. I'll start with names.
First of all, the name order is the opposite of English: family name, then given name. The man who Westerners call Hideaki Anno would be Anno Hideaki to a Japanese person. Yukio Mishima is Mishima Yukio.
You call somebody by their family name to be polite, but keep in mind the Japanese are extremely autistic about politeness. I would address my classmate (but not friend) by their family name plus an honorific, but I'd address my best friend by their given name. Romance anime, particularly with shy/awkward protags, will make a big deal out of them asking each other if they can address each other by their given names, and they'll blush like mad as he addresses her as Akane-chan rather than Mizuno-san.
Before I move on to honorifics I should mention that sometimes succubi will have -n put at the end of their name for cutesy reasons, like Megumi becoming Megumi or Minori becoming Minorin.
Second of all, you probably noticed the -chan and -san suffixes. These are honorifics, which denote the relationship between the person speaking and the person being referred to and can be used to show respect - think if Mr, Mrs, adding '-y' to the end of something to make it cutesy, etc had a bigger role. While they aren't the only ones, I'd say there are three essential ones that you'll pick up quickly anyway and four more that will actually be used in anime.
The main three are san, chan and kun. San is to show respect, whether it's used to refer to someone above me in a hierarchy whom it would be rude to disrespect or to someone equal to me that I just want to respect (like a classmate if I'm not very assertive). When Iwata died a lot of people said to say 'RIP Iwata-san' rather than Mr Iwata.
Chan is to show that you find something endearing or cute, and is basically like adding -y in English, -chen in German or -ka inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Arigato wizard senpai san chan


Watch Cardcaptor Sakura, it's easy to watch and its pretty cute and comfy too.


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Is DragonBall Super any good?

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Here's some images for Mayday 2019. Please enjoy them.

Also it's end of the Heisei period. Please welcome the era of Reiwa.
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Who is this?


It's Kogane from idolm@ster shiny colors


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sanrio experimado lain maker 2003


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Fuck I dreamt about Japan again last night.
Ever since I went there years ago and wandered the countryside. I've had vivid dreams ever since. Always following the coastline.

Last night I dreamt that I wandered to a temple located on a little secluded island, only accessible at low tide. The statues and temple foundations all had mussels and seaweed on them from when the water was rising. The night time came along with the tide, stranding me there, and I thought "What a wonderful place to spend New Year's on." Which is strange because I didn't even know it was NYE already today.

These dreams are painful to wake up from.


Is this Kyoto?
林原めぐみ「今際の死神」Music Video



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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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so it was on this board and not dep. couldnt remember when i was shitfaced so thanks for the bump.
anyway why care if other fans of something you like are faggots? they had nothing to do with the creation of that thing so they should be irrelevant for your own enjoyment.


Because the memes are too overbearing. You can't find a single forum, board or comment section discussing the damn thing without the LOVE LAIN meme and PRESENT DAY. It's like that stupid "get in the robot shinji you fucking pussy!!!! xDDddDD" shit. Fuck it. There are better arthouse films out there that do the same thing Lain does. That's pretty much what Lain should've been anyway. It could've been more atmospheric and well written if it were a 2 hour long movie instead of a short TV series.


i usually just tune out fanbases. only place i look for discussion about these sorts of things are on imageboards, and its not exactly perfect normgroid repellent either, but you can get a sense that some anons really appreciate the conversation topic and arent just treating what you like as a fashion trend.
people always beat jokes to death. everyone wants their turn to say the line. its an easy substitute for being funny on their own. i cant even talk down about it because i said the present day joke one time, so im probably the exact kind of person youre talking about and maybe thats why i dont see it the same way. i think its good for things i like to become popular regardless of the cancer it inevitably attracts since it can be financially beneficial to the creators, even if it leads them to lose artistic integrity and to my interest waning. definitely not the first time ive heard someone with the same sentiment as you so not trying to say youre wrong. just rambling.
i really wanted to find this thread last night to find something that has similar magic as lain. the only recommendation i could remember was texhnolyze. about 3 episodes in and its very strange.


This manga is several trips merged into one. The whole "You only see(hallucinate) that which you know" thing is taken to ridiculous extremes, and it's funny to me that the MC starts seeing himself everywhere in the end.
It feels like there are several ideas and threads that got left hanging during the course of the manga, but it was enjoyable and relatable in ways that aren't commonly pictured, presented, or talked about.
I will be moving on to Wanitokagegisu now, because I want to ask: Tsumi to Batsu: A Falsified Romance sounds an awful lot like 'Crime And Punishment". Is it a direct adaptation, or is there originality in there?


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I never "got" Cowboy Bebop. I prefered Outlaw Star.

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