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This thread is for discussion of anime you think you're missing out on. Recently, I've been trying to get into this new Madhouse original called "Sonny Boy". I saw some familiar staff and thought the show looked cool. When I got into it, the show already ran five or six episodes in. Now it's almost finished airing. I thought the first episode was cool, and I liked the second episode as well, but not as much as the first one. By the third episode I just wanted to smash my head against the wall. The characters all have the same snarky, lifeless, pseudo intellectual attitude. They all act like typical sheltered Tokyo brats. Another thing that irks me is the amount of uncreative still scenes there are. It makes the episodes drag for so long, and it's like their only purpose is to save money for a classic "super cool key animator moment" that lasts 10 seconds or less. Normally I know when to stop, but judging by the discussion of the show I've seen online, it looks like the show gets better as it goes on. So I either suffer through more episodes with no pay off, or I agonize through a bunch of schlock just for that one "golden" episode. I regret not watching Sonny Boy weekly. Anime is so 'off' these days, that I can't imagine keeping up with shows without having to wait a week in between.


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You should watch it! Episode 6 really tilts the entire thing on its head and makes you realize there was ALWAYS more to it than meets the eye


I may watch it, not op but I have had my eye on it.


Are they robots in disguise?


watched 3 episodes and did not get into it.
is it really worth watching more? seems convoluted


Probably a lot of longer shows that have tons of "down time" and pacing issues where you can feel them stall for time.
I am sure there are a lot of cool moments, character development, and story/plot developments but I have a much lower tolerance than when I was a kid for shows that pad their run time and episode count with bullshit that kills the pace and destroys all narrative momentum.

So there are shonen shows I haven't even given a try even though I hear they are good because the genera probably has the most issues with the problems I spoke of. Like My Hero Academia, Hunter X Hunter, and JoJo. Heard good things about all of them, still haven't watched them. Well I watched a few dozen ep of Hunter x Hunter but that show has a really slow start due to heavy and gradual world building. Only reason I watched even watch it was because it was when I still had tv and it was on toonimi between two shows I was very much into at the time.


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Anything I'm not watching


HxH is the only one listed I would suggest you watch. I do not like shouen shit at all but HxH is really great as long as you get past that first shitty hunter exam arc.
I'm not a homosexual so I could not enjoy jojo.

Nearly no anime is ever worth watching sadly.


>likes HxH
>calls jojo for gays
Lmao. Jojo is good though, if you liked hxh im surprised you didn’t like it.


I am a homo and I also didnt like Jojo but liked HxH. The relationship between Gon and Killua is great and they are cute


some of the jojo faggotry is just lol buttsex comic relief and the rest doesnt involve kids so i guess nobody is interested (implicit gayness like speedwagon toward jonathan and dio toward a lot of his followers). i like the flamboyant subversion of macho shonen tropes that jojo does even if it's a bit shallow.


The jojo characters are too buff for most gays, even the later artsyle that's way more slender is not very sexual for most.


>The relationship between Gon and Killua is great and they are cute
It is great but it is not gay it is friendship and of course degenerate fags have to make everything sexual and in bad taste unlike yuri shipping that is always good taste.

What makes jojo gay is not the show but the fans. People who are into jojo are always gay or closet gay as a general rule.


i remember seeing someone share a tiktok webm of some succubus with a very unfortunate face doing a giorno cosplay at walmart with a fat kid and some other fag. they were making jojo references about everything in the store. that probably wouldve turned me off jojo entirely if i gave a shit about what kind of retarded fans things i like have. you could always make the case that they will cater to the retarded fans, but i think the anime adaptation didn't actually start airing until after the latest part of the manga (which just ended recently, although it wasn't too great) started getting published. the anime will probably be half-decent through part 7, but the series is probably dead overall at this point. it's as mainstream as dbz or naruto and its fans are a different beast of stupid.


sonny boy is great from the start imo the best anime of the year so far
i think you just like a different kind of anime


I always wanted to watch this show, but only because Hisashi Eguchi is involved in it
Still waiting for Orbital Era


Jojo actually has pretty good pacing for a shonen anime, except perhaps for part 1 and 3, and even then it's not that bad compared to other series.


hxh gets good around tourney ark then very good with yorknew, kinda meh until chimera ant


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Is the new Jojo in jail any good?


I disagree. I like the chimera arc don't get me wrong but it's stretched out way too much and it's edgy. Really edgy.
The arc when Gon and Leorio are looking for Killua and the yorknew arc are my favorites. The chairman arc was good too.
Hunter exam was meh and the greed island arc was meh too. I liked the ED but that's all.


genocyber, mahou shoujo site, kinnikuman and tatakae ramenman


I think you'd like it. It's not animated yet though is it?


chimera arc is what seperates shouenfags from non retards. it exhibits amazing development and flips on the head the idea of the villian.


>flips on the head the idea of the villian
what do you mean? i read it a decade ago ago but i remember it as being just another battle shonen


He means the generic twist of "bad guy is just misunderstood/just doing what nature makes him".


replied poster here
chimera ant edge didn't bother me, but 100% agree on it being drawn out


unironically none
95% of all good anime was done between 1995-2011


Akira wasn't good?


Ignore him, these kinds of posters don't watch that much anime in the first place.



Ultra-popular shounen anime.
>Attack on Titan
>Jujutsu Kaisen
>My Hero Academia
The list could go on.
>Sports anime, too


You should really watch attack on titan. It's a masterpiece.


Chimera ant arc was long and boring with power levels accelerating too quickly. It was my least favorite part.


Almost all of the classics. I mostly enjoy lowbrow smut like romcoms and and harems, it takes a great deal of effort for me to watch something like Evangelion or Lain.


Evangelion has some SAABISU for your willy, if you feel like trying it out sometime. In fact, we get a pantyshot from Asuka within the first few scenes of her introduction.


Things can be classics and still be smut/harem. You ever seen bakemonogatari?


Now look, I love me some *gatari but this post is inviting criticism and in a bad way.


That was not the intent, I too love the monogatari series. It’s got a lot of ecchi though no?


It does have tons of that, but by calling it a classic you'll draw the ire of contrarians who just really really hate any sort of lowbrow smut/ecchi in their anime. The kind of contrarian who insists that media must be super deep and/or philosophical to have any artistic merit.


Oh I didn’t realize such people disliked monogatari. I will say that monogatari definitely loves playing with philosophy.

IMO a classic is just anything that has stood the test of time. So stuff like CCS would be a classic, even though it’s about as basic a mahou shoujo as can be.


I wouldn't call it a masterpiece but it's very good and for me especially good because it hits on so many things I enjoy. I wish I could watch it for the first time again, was a really special adventure.


Yeah brah, fuck moeshit. Give me my LOTRGH and my Ghost in the Shells.


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>My Hero Academia
I kinda wanna jump in on this. I'm an incredibly lazy guy though with absolutely 0 motivation and it takes a lot of effort for me to put a show on and watch it instead of just watching Youtube. Let alone if said show I want to watch is very very long now. I don't mind me some shounen though but can anyone sell me on this if it really is worth watching?


I watched a couple of eps and it seemed bored and generic so i dropped it

dropped it in second season because it was boring


What an overstimulated mind does to a person


>heh you're so used to FUN stuff you dont like my boring show!

stimulation is a good thing, pops


When it came out I began reading Boku no Hero's manga and participated in the imageboard discussions, but dropped it. It wasn't really interesting and I believe never truly had much potential or direction to go. Last time I saw all discussions inevitably ended in "shipping" as people speculating which characters would make love pairings, even if it didn't even make any sense in the actual story. I don't know if that's the result of popularity among females or what, but I'd say it's not worth it, neither for the manga/anime itself, nor for the community.

Attack on Titan is good, but the discussions were bad because I do believe most people were losing the point of the story. So I'd recommend the manga/anime is worth it, but don't bother with the discussions.


It's popular because it's popular. Once a show's audience reaches a critical mass other people flock to it because watching anime is a community-oriented hobby now, and the social aspect is a big part of peoples' enjoyment.


Yes, but I mean in the sense of instead of people talking about the possible mysteries the plot hold, or the next paths it would take, they just make love pairs out of the characters, even if devoid of the context of the story. It seems like a really feminine thing.


Rather the opposite. I like slow-paced anime e.g mushishi. I love slow art films like ingmar bergman and tarkovsky. Generic ADHD shonen dont stimulate me though


Favourite Bergman film? I’ve been meaning to watch his stuff. Saw a bit of Fanny & Alexander with my mother over Christmas but that’s about it.


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No the same wiz, but I personally love Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal. They are both about death, aging, Nothingness and existentialism, Bergman was really obsessed with these topics.


It's "coomers" too. Inevitably it always goes that way since people running out of things to speculate, so they opt for the lowest brow of discussion which makes them feel good. Mainly fawning over anime succubi and posting ecchi/porn or coming up with weird borderline erpish scenarios. It's why I couldn't stand browsing /a/ anymore because every discussion inevitably turns sexual and I just don't care for it.


Thanks wiz, I’ll check these out.
Slightly off topic, but philosophy and study of death is becoming intriguing once again.

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