it's less about anime and more about your behavior
Disliking anime is usually a good sign that the person will be a normalfag but at the same time tons of annoying normgroids are into anime nowaday, hard to find an anime centered community that isn't filled with them
I'd say so.
And I don't even like anime for the most part, because most anime are bad. But those people who get mad because someone posted an anime image are strange.
I dislike anime in general besides a few titles, anime is a normalfag hobby at this point anyway, there's tons of groids watching the newest crappy anime and regularly getting their new fotm waifu statues/merch
>>38862>besides a few titles
a number of titles that are part of a genre unique to anime, not going to mention it because it'll derail the thread
If the decision had to come down between an imageboard with normies who all liked animu v. an imageboard with wizards who hated it…I don't know, but it'd be a really close call. At the very least, this acts as a red flag even amongst normies. Then again, most of this is because of the "wizard" who has been posting in lounge recently ( >>>/lounge/288721
). His posting quality has been of such a poor quality, and in such flagrant violation to the culture, history, and tradition of not only this /jp/ board and not only wizardchan in general and not only imageboards in general, that it made me start questioning whether there was more to anime that gave it such a filter-like quality.
So you're going to take the opportunity to whine about his post here? How petty.
contrarianism is a logical response to anime being very popular these days. i'm one myself but you'll never see me insult you because you posted an anime pic because first of all people do what they want + it's part of this place's culture, but i still think it's shit tho, because i'm overdosing of seeing it everywhere mostly and i think that big eyed little succubi did their time. the stories are kinda shallow too, and as i grow older i see most of japanese visual media for what it is; fiction aimed at a young/teenage audience, even the so called "more mature" or "adult" stories..
just kinda tired of japan but at the same time still fascinated by it.
love hate relationship..
tldr: fed up of anime cuz it's everywhere
i've read somewhere that in japan the ages of 13 to 18 are seen as the most valuable in one's life, cuz it's in this period of their lives where among other things they are full of hope blablabla and other cliché things about being young, you know the drill..
anyway, knowing the work ethics of this country (wich is not overblown out of proportion by western media btw, it's as shitty and soul crushing as it seems) you can see why they'd fetishize their high school years so much (wich funnily seems soul crushing too on many aspects)
god i'll never understand people that wish they were born in japan, this country, and asia in general is literally hell on earth.
>>38871>anyway, knowing the work ethics of this country (wich is not overblown out of proportion by western media btw, it's as shitty and soul crushing as it seems) you can see why they'd fetishize their high school years so much (wich funnily seems soul crushing too on many aspects)>wich is not overblown out of proportion by western media btw, it's as shitty and soul crushing as it seems
I always wondered if it was blown out of proportion (mainly because of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_time#Average_annual_hours_per_worker
), so it's nice to hear at least some anecdotes to the contrary.
>>38867>If the decision had to come down between an imageboard with normies who all liked animu v. an imageboard with wizards who hated it…I don't know, but it'd be a really close call.
No way, man. You're saying you'd prefer /a/ (or even r/anime) to an anti-anime wizchan? If wizchan were explicitly anti-anime, I'd leave. But I would never go to any other normalfag anime community. I wouldn't touch those places with a 10-meter pole. I dare you to visit them so you understand what you're saying. I don't think there's any other website that is like wizchan. So it'd be best to just create another one, instead of trying to replace it with some normalfag anime one.
Also, the idea of anime as a normalfag-filter is simply false. Anime, manga, and visual novels (though VNs much less) are filled to the brim with normalfags. Most normalfags like anime and manga, with a percentage of them even being very serious fans, and it's pretty much lost the stigma it used to have. This isn't a criticism of anime, manga, and visual novels, since they're each a medium, and not a genre, so they don't have to be any particular way. But if you go by what kind of anime and manga comes out, it's mostly for normalfags and by normalfags. Every year there's less and less anime that's not pure normalfaggotry.
This is something I really like about visual novels. They aren't that popular with most normalfags, and while most fans are still normalfags, the ratio is much smaller, so there's a lot of really amazing VNs that could never be anime because of how unrelatable or how contrary they are to the sensibilities of normalfags.
I do find anti-anime wizards somewhat annoying, but that could never compare to a normalfag diehard VN fan (not because of the VN fan part, to clarify).
>>38873>But if you go by what kind of anime and manga comes out, it's mostly for normalfags and by normalfags.
What are the kinds of anime/manga that you would consider to typify "normalfaggotry"
eroge communities are one of the few anime centered fandoms that actually resemble what I consider my idealized nerd communities, even on reddit the people who post on the visual novel sub are considerably less normalfaggy than your average anime watcher
I guess you need to have a certain degree of weirdness to be into works that often require you to read for more than 40 hours
Recently? That I checked out, that sono bisque doll whatever. I was seeing a ton of images of the main anime succ and she looked cute so I checked out the first episode and it was shitty failed normalfag wish fulfillment. I didn't even watch the second episode and from what I've seen it only gets much worse.
Another one I checked was some isekai were the main succ was reincarnated as the villain in some otome game she used to play, and the only two endings in the game were disastrous for her ("all routes lead to doom", I remember was the subtitle) so she had to do something to avoid them. That description sounds really interesting so I checked it out and it was much worse. It was all about friendship and making friends with everyone and loving each other. Most of the characters had very generic normalfag personalities, with the MC being the worst. I still found the first 3 episodes pretty funny, but after that it got really boring and I dropped at episode 7.
I do have to admit that I haven't been keeping up much with recent anime because most of it does not look appealing at all. There's a new anime movie that just came out called Bubble. It did not look intriguing at all, but it's written by Gen Urobuchi, so I'm still planning on watching it later today.
In regards to recent manga, I can't even keep count. I've been getting most of my manga from manga-tube.me. I've been checking out pretty much every single unlicensed manga coming out on that site and I can probably count with a single hand the ones that aren't pure normalfaggotry.
It is a filter but now it hardly matters as Imageboards are full of normalfags
It's like memes and people who post meme characters are red flags but gondola and some others are green flag
>>38877>That I checked out, that sono bisque doll whatever. I was seeing a ton of images of the main anime succ and she looked cute so I checked out the first episode and it was shitty failed normalfag wish fulfillment.
What the fuck were you expecting? Why pick a flavour of the month meme show of all things? Maybe next time don't use your dick to pick something.
This is actual good advice, thanks anon. Actually, why the hell aren't there threads on /jp/ for those two things?
No seriously, this is really solid.>>38877>It was all about friendship and making friends with everyone and loving each other.
I'm actually all for that shmuck. It typically indicates a super-peaceful iyashikei vibe.>Most of the characters had very generic normalfag personalities, with the MC being the worst.
But textbook personalities can ruin anything.
>>38881>why the hell aren't there threads on /jp/ for those two things?
you mean visual novels? there used to be one until recently but I guess it died off, it was from like 2018 I think
The amount of bullshit is getting too strong.
If someones doesn't like anime that can be ok. But if someone actively dislikes anime and goes out of his way to make it know, and gets bothered by it then he is definitely a moron when not a simple normal, and I have little business talking with that person. If you're willing to tolerate that your hobby is universally shunned in a site, is because you don't actually like that hobby.
Also, people above who complain about how anime is more popular and more people knows it now are all pathetic. You're like the person who needs external validation but in the inverse. Instead of other people approving what you like, you need other people to shun it, so you can fill that empty thing that you don't have. In the end is the same, you're not capable of liking something just because of its own merits, you only can do it if you're validated one way or another.
A lot more anti-anime threads have been popping up recently:>>>/lounge/283370>>>/lounge/282547
Not just on this board, but on plenty of other boards around the net. Probably a psyop given the deep history imageboards have with anime in general.
anyone who still watches anime is a normalfag
You ignore history.
>>38886>Also, people above who complain about how anime is more popular and more people knows it now are all pathetic.
It's relevant to it being a (now poor) filter though, as nerdy type normalfags love it - that doesn't change my enjoyment but it's definitely not a reliable shit test.
If someone doesn't like anime images, that's pretty suspicious. Not liking anime anymore isn't really indicative of anything though. Someone could watch enough anime to see all the tropes and get sick of them, ruling out 99% of anime for them. If they didn't mind anime tropes, they might not like how cheap the animation looks, which applies to a lot of anime who cut corners. Or maybe the plot, while an interesting premise, was never expanded well enough. I have personally had that happen a lot. So many good plots end up going to waste when they go in obvious directions. Just from the first point, 99% of anime is excluded from this hypothetical person, so I could see if someone is tired of anime. I hardly watch it anymore since I can't stand the annoying character tropes. If they don't like anime though, they could like manga. It would be much easier and faster to gauge manga than anime since you're reading rather than watching.
I think overwork hours are generally unpaid and a Japanese office worker may work the same amount of overwork hours as regular hours in a given month.
Shameful post. The "Japs work 80hr/week with no overtime" is a meme from wartime.
Nips today work at most 40h like anyone else PLUS additional pay if they make long commutes. Companies have to earn employee's loyalty by showering them with benefits and other perks so they don't go work for some other company. The market for office workers is stretched so thin that guys fresh out of college can make a living salary working for big suits from home. If a man or succubus has kids, they get even more benefits and payed leave to tend to them. Nintendo, Sony, and all other nip gamedevs don't even have an equivalent term for "crunchtime". Anime studios put in a lot of overtime but that's because every animator wants to come out on top and become independent so they put in the work to prove themselves.
Taking what drunken anime dudes say in comedy anime about working overtime is like believing what The Simpsons have to say about working at a power plant
The perceptions comes from alot more than just anime. I'd honestly be curious to know if what you're saying is true. And i don't mean that in some backhanded way either.
Mainly wondering since, in the US at least, 40H is a standard work week here as well, but only on paper. In practice you're lucky to only be working 40H while making over minimum wage.
Because imageboards' conception is intimately tied to anime and anyone who throws a fit over it is both a newfag and either incapable of fitting in, or takes pride in being part of a newfag clique raiding the place. Usually both.
Anime is overrated
I have never taken my perception of the Japanese wageslave life from anime but from people who actually worked there. There's lots of videos by both Japanese and foreigners who work or have worked in Japan for whom that was a very real experience.
Just an example: https://youtu.be/6tmjXp_AYg0
Being a hobo in Japan doesn't seem bad honestly.
The Simpsons is social criticism and does represent the vision the author has about reality, exaggerated for comic purposes. And that's how comedy in general works, unless it's absurdist, like Pop Team Epic for example.
If there's a comedic sequence where drunken men complain about working overtime, it only makes sense on the conditions that either they do work overtime or that they inaccurately amplify their issues when drunk.
anime isn't a good filter anymore becausr normalfags are into it now (it become really popular last 5 years)