The board would die. There aren't enough people in the world, let alone on this board, that are interested in Japanese culture outside of anime and manga. I would love to be proven wrong though. I adore Japanese film, literature, and cuisine so I would be very welcoming of such a change.
>What does /jp/ - Japan/Anime, think?
I think being so openly cynical and critical of the quality on the content and userbase of the very board you're posting on is rude. If you want to discuss Japanese culture, that's swell and well, but you don't also have to speak ill of the guys who use this board in the very OP.
>having any actual discussion outside of the anime review thread or the cute anime character threads, is basically pointless.
Pointless? No. Learn patience. Many of us have been getting by fine with discussions taking place over the course of years. An antiquated thread isn't just a conversation, it is memory. A time capsule of what anime was years ago, what has changed since, and how we who have taken place in the discussion have changed. To be able to share your opinion on a subject many hold sentimental feelings for, and then to also reflect on the feelings you had about the same things years prior is an incredible luxury you can't find anywhere else besides oldschool forums. We're slow because that's how we like it.
Who are you quoting frend?
I don't see the point, the board being slow is kind of a positive thing since it means that you can make threads about whatever Japanese topic you want and they won't get bumped off by people spamming vtubers and idols within a day like on 4chad /jp/. We've had threads on Japanese internet, learning the language, cars, music etc. and some are still up despite being several years old. If you want to discuss something Japanese besides anime just make a new thread for it.
I felt the same way when I realized that 4chad's /jp/ board was really just a Touhou/idolshit/vtuber containment board.
It wouldn't be that bad if there was an /a/ containment board, and if we poached obscure posters from reddit. A chan mixes well with Japanese content since it's freer to discuss taboo stuff.
I like anime too and there should be an /a/ containment, provided /jp/ posting itself occurs on a regularly weekly basis.
>>38414> if we poached obscure posters from reddit
fuck right off
Reddit and chans have a lot of overlap, especially with a lot of strong chan posters moving to reddit, after /pol/ spilled everywhere. Disliking reddit purely from stereotypes is pretty midwitted.
I've used reddit. The people there are there own kind of insufferable, just like IMAGEBOARD users.>midwittted
Oh yes, spew more memes, really helps.
But Japan isn't just one big animanga factory. Why must we narrowly focus on one aspect of its cultural output?
Japan itself takes great pride in anime and actively promotes it globally. You are free to discuss anything japan related here, the onus is on you to do so.
You're referring to the "Cool Japan" initiative and that sentiment only applies to things which foreigners find palatable.
2. yeah no shit they promote the things foreigners like to foreigners
2. They made the olympic mascots anime themed. The government actively funds anime production. It is clearly something they enjoy and wish to keep prevalent.
I wasn't disagreeing with you, in any case. Sorry if that wasn't clear.