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No. 3894

Can we have an anime thread? I can't find the other one for some reason, what are you watching this season? I really missed this Ariaesque atmosphere in SoL anime and really enjoyed the first episode of Amanchu.

No. 3895

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So calming and cute

No. 3896

Some recommendations for this season?? I ran out of stuff to watch

No. 3897


Watching Amanchu, Tales of Zestiria, Handa-kun, Amaama to Inazuma, 91 days this season. All of them are pretty good.

No. 3898

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I can't stop watching Fairy Tail, it's just too funny and cool.

No. 3899

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This is just too cute.

No. 3900

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It's mentioned a whole lot in my anime culture class, so I finally picked up and just finished the original Space Battleship Yamato and now I'm starting 2199 and rewatching it all in the beauty that is modern anime has me so fucking giddy.

I'm also watching Shonen Maid on the side and plan to finish up Sakamoto desu ga? and Rose of Versailles eventually. A lot of my friends are watching BNHA but it's so over hyped in my friend group that it turns me off of it…

No. 3901

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No. 3902


Yamato is one of my favorites both the old and the new one, the music is superb.

No. 3903

I fucking live for the OP song omg.

Sci-fi isn't really my thing so I basically had to force myself through old Yamato (partly because scifi and partly because old anime), but I genuinely love 2199. Maybe because it's so cool to see shit redone with modern anime techniques and whatever? I really love it now though lol.

No. 3904


Yeah, most scenes are in CGI but still looks great.

No. 3905


Also if you loved Yamato try this one next.

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No. 3907

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No. 3908

Where is this from?

No. 3909


Amaama to inazuma.

No. 3910

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Probably the highest count among other seasons which also means it's gonna be a pain in the ass once I skip one or two weeks which I really love doing that even though I'm a shitty NEET. Adding to that, I don't drop shows.

Have been paused Scared Rider Xechs for a long time, just 10 minutes away from the end of ep2. Opinion? Boring and awkward. If I can survive through BroCon, then I can do this, or else I'll just watch it with my little sister to lessen the boredom.

Unexpectedly liking Cheer Danshi. Nice variety of boys, wish that more otoge will do that. Just hoping that it won't have QUALITY episodes.

AOTS is Bananya. I'm not being ironic here.

Also included Battery, 7taizai, DR Zetsubou-hen. What a busy season.

No. 3911

>super comfy
>tasty food
OMG I can't fucking wait to watch this show, for some reason it just resonates very deeply inside of me. Downloading it right now.

No. 3912

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Hello darkness my old friend.


Do it and read the manga too, art is great and fluffy.

No. 3913

Holy fuck I just started reading Orange because it was in the "related manga" section of my app and it's SO FUCKING GOOD, I'm only on chapter 14 but I can't believe there's an anime adaption. I was just thinking about it as I was reading haha

I love the story so much already, I can't wait to watch the anime and possibly get my heart ripped out. I'm gonna finish the manga in a few hours and probably cry myself to bed…

No. 3914

just saw the first episode and was not disappointed

No. 3915


I missed Aria-like anime, there was Flying Witch last season but it didn't scratched my itch quite right.

No. 3916

ARIA. Fuck, that was a great one. Slice of life is probably my favorite genre. Sketchbook ~full colors~ had a nice vibe, even if the animation wasn't the best.

No. 3917

Recently I've been down to watch some SoL/comfy anime since it's easy listening while working. Here's some stuff I've seen in that general area, anyone have some recommendations?
I loved Aria, Cardcaptors, Mushishi, Shirokuma Cafe, Tsuritama, Fruits Basket (mostly nostalgia speaking here), and Non Non Biyori.

Barakamon was alright. Nice atmosphere but really underdeveloped characters. Kuma Miko could have been nice if the loli wasn't sexualized in every ep.

No. 3918

Maybe A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Sketchbook, or Hanamaru Kindergarten? They're all pretty comfy, cute and relaxing.

No. 3919

>Rose of Versailles
I've finally gotten around to this and it's fucking amazing. No surprises there though.

I'm also watching Twelve Kingdoms which is excellent, both series have such great female characters so I'm feeling spoiled right now.

No. 3920

I find Chinese/Japanese aesthetics really boring and unrelateable in history, but that's just me. I'm sure to Asians it's very relateable.

No. 3921

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No. 3922

Anyone feel like recommending a good psychological thriller anime? Preferably something in a modern-day setting without giant robots or any elements of sci-fi. I love the animation style, but usually hate or am uninterested in the plot lines of 90% of all anime.

No. 3923

Thanks I'll check them out!

No. 3924

I'm not asian either but I don't see why you have to relate to a setting, that limits your enjoyment of fiction to an absurd extent. But you don't have to like it either if it's just not to your taste.

Personally I really like Asian settings though, especially Kyoto or Edo period etc. It's not some extreme form of weeaboo-ism though, I just think Japanese people write what they know best.

No. 3925

epic reaction image xD


I'm not really sure how to explain it, as it's a really intangible, emotionally driven thing. European-themed settings just feel a lot more… comfy, if that makes any sense?

No. 3926

Pikari's genkiness reminds me so much of Ponyo it's too cute.

No. 3927

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She's just too cute.


Start watching amaama to inazuma it just started, try kino no tabi another masterpiece.

No. 3928


Flowers of Evil. You're welcome.

No. 3929

Can anyone recommend me somthing to watch? Scenery porn or cyberpunk.

Currently I'm watching Psycho Pass 2

No. 3930

fate prismya illya season one build up to the 4th season

No. 3931

Un-Go. Well, there are also GiTS, Texhnolyze & Lain.

No. 3932

Anything >>103742 listed, Lain is one of my favorite anime's of all time.
Gantz, Armitage, Akira, Ergo Proxy, and Parasite Dolls are good too. It's not technically cyberpunk, but the anime version of Metropolis is beautiful and kind of has that vibe.

No. 3933

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Damn I'm loving this manga lately.

No. 3934


Makoto Shinkai's works have gorgeous scenery shots. He mostly makes movies. My personal favorite is Garden of Words.
Also airing this season is Orange. Excellent story, and great art direction.

No. 3935

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This show is just so cute.

No. 3936

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S M U G, this show is triggering my paternal instincts.

No. 3937

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No. 3938

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>tfw flood

No. 3939

Can someone recommend me some comedy anime that isn't just dirty jokes or over-the-top expressions/reactions?

getting real sick of

>nosebleed guy makes pervy comment

>girl FREAKS OUT, omg BAKAAAA!!!11

No. 3940

U should try osomatsu san, its pretty funny but the only thing is that they look more like muppets than anything

No. 3941

oh I'm already a big matsu fan, so if you know anything similar that would be great.

( I think they're cute )

No. 3942

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I'm catching up on summer anime, so far have liked AmaInazuma, 91 Days and Amanchu. Besides Mob Psycho 100, what else can someone recommend me for this season?

No. 3943

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Saiki kusuo no psi-nan is pretty good, I love Cromartie High School but it can be a bit over the top, Junrui wa suitai shimashita is a pretty good dark comedy if you like it.


Tales of Zestria is pretty good, Handa-kun is fun, Danganronpa if you liked the games.

No. 3944

Plastic Neesan

No. 3945

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So fluffy
So summery
So cute

No. 3946

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I can't stop reading/watching shitty battle harems, someone please save me from this hell

No. 3947

Nichijou, prison school, school rumble, ouran, etc. Those are pretty fun to watch

No. 3948

>Arakawa Under the Bridge
>Cromartie High School
>Daily Lives of Highschool Boys
>Detroit Metal City
>Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun
>Gugure Kokkuri san
>Hoozuki no Reitetsu
>Osomatsu san

No. 3949

Gakkou Gurashi is probably my top to recommend but I heavily advise not looking up anything about it

No. 3950

Gakkou gurashi was fine, but c'mon "top to recommend"?

That adaptation was one of those adaptations that are just a promotional tool for people to read the source manga.

No. 3951

is that a grill or just your average girly elf anon?

No. 3952


It's a grill

No. 3953

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God damn it this show heals my heart every week.

No. 3954

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I didn't asked for these feels.

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No. 3956

anime sucks

No. 3957

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the anime i've been most excited for this season is mob psycho 100. the animation is amazing. i loved the manga (OPM too) so both having anime adaptions makes me feel spoiled.

i'm also watching orange, which i've enjoyed so far.
the DR3 animes have been alright; i'm enjoying the despair arc more because SDR2 was my favourite of all the games, and i don't really like the majority of the new adult characters.

i need to catch up on and start some other anime but those are the ones i'm currently adamant on following this season.

No. 3958

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>tfw no hanekawa gf

No. 3959

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I can't believe they actually announced a season 3. This is going to ruin fucking everything.

No. 3960

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Was this even good after season 1? I remember watching it with /a/ and laughed my ass off the whole way through but still watched it all. I never got around to seeing any more of it though.

No. 3961

Can anyone recommend something similar to Subete ga F ni Naru - The Perfect Insider (Everything Becomes F)?
I don't watch much anime but this one caught my attention a while back because I'm super interested in murder-mystery type stuff.
I've since found Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation which I'm a few episodes into and am digging it so far, but would love some more recommendations if anyone has any.

No. 3962

There was a season 3 already no? But with different characters.
I used to be a HUGE weaboo but stopped watching anime for 5 years until now.
Code Geass was one of the 2 anime I re-watched after all those years (plus Lucky Star….dont judge)
I tried to watch the 'season 3' but it just wasnt the same without the main characters so Im hoping this time they will actually have Lulu in them

No. 3963

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Akito was a midquel.

This time they announced an actual sequel and shat on the ending of r2 while they're at it by bringing lelouch back to life.

No. 3964

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I used to be a massive weeb but now I have a really difficult time finding animes that can pull me in. The last animes that I truly enjoyed were Kuragehime and Superlovers.

No. 3965

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The ending was perfect imo so I don't know what they're thinking. Welp, I guess it's a reason to start using dead Code Geass memes now. Spinzaku and the pleasure fish are making a comeback.




Please no. Time to see what's gonna happen with this messed up stuff.

No. 3966

Lelouch never died you dumbasses, it was all part of the keikaku

No. 3967

It's literally called resurrection

No. 3968

Just caught up with Grand Blue, god damn it why didn't I read this before. My stomach still hurts from laughing too much.

No. 3969


Every work this guy creates is a fucking masterpiece.

No. 3970

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This seems to be as good a thread as any to necro.

I'm looking for some new recs. I just finished Kabukibu! and Made In Abyss before that. Tried watching Banana Fish because of all the hype, but I really couldn't get into it at all.

No. 3971

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Give us a few genres or themes ylu like first, anon.
Personally this season I'm enjoying Revue Starlight.

No. 3972

I love slice of life the most. Does anyone just have a website with lists of seasonal anime stretching back a couple years? I'm not very active with watching, so I know there's been a lot I've missed because it's not popular or whatever.

No. 3973

It's not necroing. It's in the catalog for a reason.

No. 3974

I'll always wonder what it was…

Was thinking about Miyazaki movies today. Man likes his flight. Wondering if the upcoming one will be any good.

No. 3975

Started watching Baki last weekend and I was honestly not expecting it to be so.. all over the place? That anime is such a trip, but I'm so grossed out and it's honestly so thrilling (wich is weird for an anime) that it keeps me interested every second since episode 1.

Now I have to watch the first series since I'm with ZERO context but still enjoyable even if you have no idea wtf is going on or why is Baki so strong or why are the body and muscle proportions are so fucked up in this anime

No. 3976

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The only thing I'm watching this season is Planet With. It isn't bad but not as amazing as most people watching it claim to be. I think Mizukami should just stick to doing manga, he's much better at that.
There hasn't been much anime I've been interested in for a while, maybe Winter will revive my interest, most seasonal stuff I like airs then.

No. 3977

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I watch Maquia at my local movie theatre recently,the main reason i watches it is because i love Akihiko Yoshidas work so much so i wouldnt miss it for the world.The animation is beautiful,well-written characters but if you pay attention there are plot holes and leave more question than it answers,im looking forward for an anime adaption but judging by the anime industry now and bomshell titles releases in the following years Maquia is harder to stand out and actract viewers eventhough id watch it…

No. 3978

I'm glad Mari Okada's first feature as a director is getting good reviews, love her work.
Funny how the best Japanese media is always, in my humble opinion, made by women.

No. 3979

What exactly do you like about her work? I have seen just some stuff by her but so far she seems like queen of emotionally manipulative teenage dramu clichestorm.

No. 3980


Check livechart.me. Share your recommendations anon, I love slice of life too and I'm always on the look for hidden gems.

No. 3981

Well, she can be melodramatic some times but I really enjoyed "Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda" for the teenage strugle with social anxiety framed from a female character and subversion of the prince character trope.
Ano Hana can be kind of manipulative but I like it for the characters, I feel she really takes her time with each character backstory and motivations.
Nagi no Asakura is fun and has some hilarious soap opera twists but in a fantasy-ish setting.
Mostly I enjoy her character arcs, stay away from Kiznaiver though, and how her female characters are not just overused moe stereotypes like in so many other series.

No. 3982

why am I jealous. This is the life I want to live https://myanimelist.net/news/55806388

No. 3983

Asano is so handsome, can't believe trannies tried to claim him as one of them lol
His fiance looks straight out of his manga. What a lovely pair. Wonder if her comics are good?

No. 3984

Sensei No Shiroi Uso is being scanlated right now. I think it's a fairly interesting (and depressing) look at sexual trauma and gender inequality, but I'm not really sure if I like the direction it's taking.

No. 3985

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Been watching Boku No Hero Academia but I found myself skipping parts through the episodes because they were very cliche.

Also watched pic related. Loved it although it felt like they smushed most of the important events in the end but this was an emotional roller coaster for me. That scene where the girl wakes up to a warm breakfast really made me cry and made my heart pound in tense moments.

No. 3986

Gonna post the warm breakfast scene just because

No. 3987

Anybody unironically liked school days? Having an edgy ending was just the thing that I needed.

No. 3988

I like both but My hero academia feels like the kiddie version of Onepunch man.

Lately I've been finding it hard to really get into new manga/anime

No. 3989

I like BnHA , is very cliche but nice to watch

But I got really annoyed when I started watching because the theme is soooooo similar to Tiger&Bunny

But is a fun show to watch, but doesn't bring anything new to the table eh

No. 3990

Fucking love it. Even played the original vn.
It really did feel like a deconstruction of a story of a typical spineless harem protag that keeps playing with the girls' feelings just cause he can.
Seeing the depravity spin out of control was extremely satisfying, and the ending was a cherry on a top.
I really disliked Setsuna and Sekai, Kotonoha was really relatable and her breakdown was heartbreaking

No. 3991

Actually yeah, it surprised me to see so many hated it but I was looking for a yandere anime so it was satisfying for me.

No. 3992

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Anyone got comfort or seasonal anime they like to watch?
Generally Studio Ghibli's films do it for me for comfort especially when I'm feeling depressed/anxious about the future (esp. Kiki's Delivery Service)

Since it's turning to fall I'm going to binge watch all of Oniisama E since that's when I first watched the series so it's tradition now

I mostly just watch a lot of old or nostalgic anime. I hardly ever watch any new anime unless I see it being raved about elsewhere (like on /a/ over at 4chan). It was fun to join them on the craze for Yuri on Ice, Mahou Tsukai no Yome and Osomatsu-San even if it gets cringey sometimes

No. 3993

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Have any of you guys watched Paranoia Agent? I’ve been thinking of watching it but I’m worried it’s too bleak and since I already struggle with depression and anxiety IRL, that’s the stuff I want to get /away/ from.

No. 3994

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I watched it multiple times and I really loved it!
I also suffer from anxiety and it's a little dark but it's kind of abstract and didn't faze me much.

I think it's very worth to try to watch for the characters!

No. 3995

The most recent anime I've watched and liked were Tiger&Bunny, AOT, JJBA4, BNHA (but didn't finish because of all the fanservice…so offputting), Pop Team Epic, Aggretsuko and Megalo Box. I just finished college so I'm ready to start something new, any suggestions? Haven't watched anything girly in a long time and would be open to anything that's not really cliché.

No. 3996

Satoshi Kon is a genius and I loved this series so much!

No. 3997

I thought bnha had a lot less fanservice than usual animes

I kinda want to start reading One Piece, just cuz its the most popular and I never really gave it a chance but it seems too big now. So is it even worth it?

No. 3998

It doesnt really have any fanservice, so not sure what anon is going on about.

No. 3999

Been trying to get into it for a while. I think I did 70% of it but can't figure out all the routes. It takes so long with the video. Did you try any of the sequels?

Yeah exactly. It makes me think all the haters are men who just want to see philanders and male-sluts get away with it and not see any of the negative repercussions of hurting people.

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I'm gonna give this one a shot, Rose of Versailles is my favorite anime so I think I will like this too since it's the same creator. I urge anyone with an interest in older anime to give Rose of Versailles a shot, its set in pre-revolutionary France about a noble-born girl raised male who becomes head of the Palace Guard and confidante of Marie Antoinette.

posting Best Girl

No. 4001

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It started off really interesting but if I'd known it would have just turned into a cliché, slice-of-life I would never have started it. The last season had barely any plot and was littered with cringey scenes sexualising the female characters that added nothing to the plot. Pic related plus the swimsuit episode, the episode where they're all naked in an onsen, the lame excuse that some characters wear tight or skimpy clothes because "it's part of their brand!" or "they need to for their quirk!" and countless zoom-ins on female characters' tits and ass. It just felt gross to me because most of the characters are minors. It's probably easy to filter out if you watch a lot of slice-of-life anime but that's not usually the kind of anime I watch. I'd just rather the story focus on Deku and pushing his plot forward than shoving the female characters into as many fetish costumes as possible and calling it a day.

No. 4002

Ugh so pretty

No. 4003

a store near me has the makeup with the rose of versailles characters on it, tempted to buy…

No. 4004

I wanted to give this anime a shot but the constant sexualization of these kids is putting me off. Hate to bring up Naruto of all things, but it's completely possible to have an interesting cast of teenagers without having to sexualize them

No. 4005

I got a bunch of 300 yen RoV shirts from Uniqlo when I was on holidays in Japan, it was awesome. It's cool that merch is still being made for such an old series.

No. 4006


No. 4007

300 yen? The ones I got at Uniqlo in London cost like £18 iirc, goddamn. Still really cool though.

No. 4008

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Yeah this was one of the cliches I hated in the show
I legit felt so disgusted by this little perv especially with him breathing in the acid girl's room saying "Plus Ultra" (also hate that phrase)

No. 4009

whoops sorry it was acid girl but invisible girl

No. 4010

*it wasn't
Gah I swear I only had one drink officer

No. 4011

I agree but…
I ironically actaully semi-like the grape kid ONLY becuase he shows how hypocritical everyone is. Bnha fans are always shitting on him becuase he is a pervert AND unattractive, but would be shilling him if he actaully look decent/attractive and had the same pervy attitude.

But anyway, Bnha was semi interesting in the first season, I only watched it due to complete boredom. Its honestly pretty average at best, but the annoying fans make it worse. The latest season out is a bunch annoying fanservice that whole pool shit was extremely unessisary for the FIRST episode of the the lastest season. I think the show is a let down because the actaully interesting characters bearly get screen time and the annoying ones are constantly in the limelight. The girls are shilled as interesting and revolutionary by fans but honestly, they arnt actaully taken seriously as the boy characters are when you watch the show. They are kinda just THERE…. its just too much to many drawbacks. As previous anon said, just watch One Punch Man.

No. 4012

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anon u srs?

No. 4013

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urgh I hate it when anime does this. I would've gladly continue reading/watching Air Gear if it wasn't filled with pervy shit
>that scene where Ringo is forced to wear some kind of fetish costume because Simca stole her clothes.
In fact, they constantly find reasons to have her wear pervy clothes while she really hates it wich makes it feel kind of rapey.

No. 4014

Oh! Great also made a manga where a dude rapes his sister (but she totally likes it) so that's not surprising sadly.

No. 4015

I was hoping they'd kill him off.

No. 4016

"I want to die"
Why do men get off to humiliation? To anyone who has an ounce of empathy this is really sad, not sexually exciting.

Maybe more suggestions of anime that don't cater to the male eye would be nice.

No. 4017


No. 4018

Im a little annoyed at which characters get development, like we know more about todorokis home life than dekus, the main character, or bakugou. Ochakos devepoment stopped at the tournament, yaoyorozu isnt interesting at all, i want to know whT hagakure looks like and what her quirk relly is but she was never an important character.

Opm's new season cant come any sooner… im a bit worried at tgem changing studios tho

No. 4019

why? she's right. You don't see any of this happening to men in manga unless they're cool with being (half-)naked
Ringo is also the most shy and innocent girl of them all. So ofcourse it constantly happens to her.

No. 4020

Do you (or anyone on here) know of any manga that features male fanservice like that?
The humiliation kind, I mean.

No. 4021

Fuck all shounen turn out like this. What are the best action shoujo?

No. 4022

fucking watch souleater. the only sexualized character in that show is only sexualized to illustrate the female main characters insecurities that she gets through during the show.

No. 4023

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I like soul eater (or at least I did when I was in middle school), but literally every girl that isn't maka gets sexualized and every guy is a pervert

shout out to my OG husbando tho

No. 4024

>every girl that isn't maka
>there are 3 other main girls
>one of them is dumb


No. 4025

The most disgusting thing is that they made a figure of her in this scene. The only good thing I can say about it is that at least she looks pretty confident. As someone who never read the manga, I assumed that she is the seductress character. But fear note, they added the head bag accessory so that the creeps can imagine her being humiliated like in the manga!

Why is this disgusting porn shit in manga for 15 y/o in the first place?

The whole shonen genre is trash tbh

No. 4026

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dropped my pic

No. 4027

There are more characters featured than just the main characters, you know. Pretty much every other female character in the anime is sexed up.

No. 4028

meh, not really, even less so in the manga.

No. 4029

The only female characters other than the main girls I can remember are the cat witch, frog girl and the arrow villain

Souleater is one of the first animes I watched so I want to keep it a nice nostalgic memory lol

It always confused me how its okay to have so much sexual stuff in shonen, I mean wouldnt that be more apropriate for seinen?

No. 4030

NTA but what?

The only characters I can think of that are sexualized are Blair (which OP was talking about) and Tsubaki and the spider demon lady. Maybe the rat girl? I really don't get where you are coming from.

No. 4031

I actually disagree that all of them are sexualized. Medusa and Marie are two other important main characters/villains and they aren't sexualized at all.

No. 4032

When was the last time you watched soul eater? Like, did you just forget about liz and patty and the scenes of dtk groping their tits?

No. 4033

I mostly watch older anime too. Just watched wicked city and goku midnight eye. Probably gonna try gundam 0083 next. I usually do something shorter because if it’s super long it takes me months to finish since I work a lot. So those are some suggestions that you can watch in a day.

But since you might like more cutesy or lighthearted stuff maybe gunbuster, patlabor or macross do you remember love would be good

No. 4034

get lost! There's already one obvious example and this is not your source for your shitty kink porn.

No. 4035

anon she's asking if there are any anime that have dudes being sexualize.

ffs get your finger off the trigger.

No. 4036

Are you okay?

No. 4037

>when women misread other women's posts and then accidentally kinkshame them because they think they are men

gross anon. go to bed.

No. 4038

No offense but I just finished Gurren Lagann and while I liked the first half I found the second half insanely boring and I think it's overhyped. I was looking forward to it because I remember the hype around the series when it was airing and I'm really disappointed.

No. 4039

I find all Trigger series overrated tbh it feels like lame cartoon network stuff I would have changed channel on as a kid, but mixed in with OTTness to force hype

No. 4040

Actually I feel like it's the kind of stuff I would have enjoyed a lot as a kid. But now, not so much. I say that but there are anime I watched as a kid that I still like a lot like YYH or Slayers even though my tastes changed with time, so Gurren Lagann just isn't that good. I can't speak for other Trigger shows and I like KLK just fine, it was also fun for the first episodes and the second half was meh.

No. 4041

GL wasn't trigger, it was gainax. some of the people who made GL don't work for trigger.

No. 4042

Oh yeah you're right, I sometimes forget because I follow Sushio on twitter and sometimes he posts about the show.

No. 4043

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I just watched the new My Hero Academia movie a couple of days ago and it was pretty good. I guess this is a bit of an unpopular in this thread, but I actually really enjoy the show a lot haha.

No. 4044

np fam! tbh i personally think trigger kind of culminated the worst of gainax.

i love little witch academia though, i just think that their more serious(ish) works end up falling short. they should stick to cute comfy shows.

No. 4045

Uma Musume is finally out and I'm seriously thinking about giving it a try.. kinda ashamed of myself tbh but anything for the cheap shojo ai

No. 4046

I'm kinda ashamed of you too.

No. 4047

This thread is so dead. What are some decent anime discussion communities that's not /a/?

No. 4048


No. 4049

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It's hard to find something that isn't meant to appeal to degenerate otaku wankers or kids.

It seems the big talk of the season is Goblin Slayer which starts of with violent rape, and if someone doesn't enjoy that there are plenty of dweebs online ready to tell you that you are actually a prude SJW. I am reminded how crap the anime community is.

Well, trying to watch Jojo part 5, the costumes are ridiculous though.

No. 4050

goblin slayer is a shit berserk rip off, that's the only reason it has rape in it. the people who made it are just edgy tryhards wanting to copy some other edgy tryhard.

No. 4051

I completely forgot it's actually airing now so thanks for reminding me. The ridiculous part 5 fashion is part of what actually drew me to JJBA tbh.

No. 4052

Gotta say, the ending theme was a real surprise…
Can't wait for this to start playing after certain tragic events.

No. 4053

I fucking died when I first heard it.

Really excited for all the amputation. It's entirely possible that there won't be a single episode where someone doesn't get a part of their body cut off. Happens in almost every fight, it's even one of bruno's main strats.

No. 4054

Anyone care about Attack on Titan? The manga for that is so good now.

No. 4055

I stopped reading the manga years ago, but if it's good now, I'll get back into it. It's been a while though.

Only saw the first season of the anime but loved the manga. I got pretty far into it. Much further than where they are at in season 3 (i glimpsed at the last 2 episodes)

No. 4056

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Never heard of Goblin slayer, but i cant stand anything that starts off with a violent rape, as if they is going to affect some narrative of a story. They could have just as easily dont without or had it heavily implied. it sounds like absolute lazy ass writing.

I am watching stardust crusadors at the moment. I had to get the uncensored versions because Crunchyroll has it all heavily censored (wtf.)

I am excited to catch up to the new season. Bruno looks really interesting.

(Season 2 was so good though. Joseph joestar is my favorite so far)

No. 4057

Are you after basement? The arc both leading up to it and after it are really good. If you’re not post basement imo that arc is amazing. However there are 3 “slow” development chapters 95 to 98 that some people thought were boring before getting back into action. I feel for the monthly releases ppl but reading it binged was just perfect.

No. 4058

The basement actually exists?? there was so much talk about it leading into chapter 40, but then nothing came from it. I'll def hope back into it. I'm not tooo far behind, so there will be binging on my day off thursday. Thanks, anon.

No. 4059

Yes, looking forward to your impressions.

No. 4060

Pretty sad season 3 of attack on Titan decided to pull a 6 month hiatus out of its ass right before the big battle in shinganshina

No. 4061

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YES I also like Joseph the most. The burly and fabulous combo is v. tasty.

No. 4062

I tried watching the GS episode and it was disgusting. It's just typical pedobait and the only purpose of the rape scene is so that they can advertise the anime on porn sites. To anyone who hasn't seen it, don't waste your time.

>the costumes are ridiculous though.

Don't you like them? lol I love them, I think it makes the characters really unique and memorable. It's just a fun series and I'm excited to see some scenes from Italy.

No. 4063

File: 1539795013611.gif (2.49 MB, 498x311, josukepose.gif)

I enjoy general Jojo fabulousness (like Josuke here and his weird hair)
but the part 5 designs are so relentlessly out there, well maybe Giorno's cake hair, big boob window and random lady bug decorations will grow on me.

No. 4064

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I really dislike Josuke and the Part 4 in general. It's all like a really big filler to the series and Josuke just doesn't have the charisma Joseph or Jonathan had.
Also that short character's (forgot his name) stand with the words and all was ridiculous.
Killer Queen was amazing and I get that but there were some parts I almost felt like reading a parody of a manga, like the arc with that one guy who could collect coins and lottery tickets.
I was so offput by it that I ended up dropping the manga before reading part 5 which was the reason why I even started reading it. I really was looking forward to Narancia but I don't know it it's even worth reading it anymore. Blows.

No. 4065

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Finally watched and yeah… I lol'd

Didn't care for DIU anything except Rohan (I love smug assholes). Part 5 is very entertaining imo, it's fast-paced with lots of violence, plus the gangstars are overall great. Love the setting too. You might find Giorno boring tho.

No. 4066

Has anyone read jojo past part 6?
Im a little salty araki basically deleted everything lol

No. 4067

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I love Vento Aureo and I can't wait to see the VA fights animated, since I don't seem to be able to understand Araki's fights on paper, kek

Me. I'm proud of Isayama tbh, he managed to turn the story around and make even someone like Eren interesting eventually. I remember when in the beginning AoT was considered "pleb tier" and "just another shonen", oh how tables have turned.

I've read until the beginning of Jojolion. SBR was good but yeah, I'm also a little bit mad about the Reset lol

No. 4068

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started watching Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san, the 1st episode (at least) was quite funny, real tbt to being an obnoxious yaoi weeb back in 2009

oh my god am i struggling w this post, 1st posted shit image then posted in the wrong thread why god

No. 4069

Yeah, I read part 7, which I liked a lot more than I expected. I'm a bit salty too about part 6, which I loved so much, but at the same time I feel like it's for the best. It gave me a sense of closure once I was done reading part 6 because at least the story is over in a way, and what comes next is more of a really huge bonus. The ending itself isn't bad, I'm just conflicted about the consequences of the reset and the fact that part 7 is more or less a reboot/retelling of earlier parts. I don't think I would have been able to handle waiting for the next chapters of a linear story all the time, I already gave up on reading Jojolion because I couldn't wait for the next chapters all the time when the story introduced Jobin. I either read everything available or I completely give up because I'm bored and forget about chapter releases. Now I stopped bothering even more because batoto disappeared.

No. 4070

haha I was just wondering where your post went in the fanfic thread

No. 4071

tbf it is sorta relevant to the fanfic thread kek but i just posted in the wrong tab without looking ;_;

No. 4072

Was AoT really pleb-tier?
I remember it being THE anime when it came out, but the hype died down between seasons

Apparently 4th season of Bnha is coming in spring, they're really pumping it out fast. I wonder what will happen when they catch up with the manga

No. 4073

TBH I don't usually get most of Jojo as a manga. It's so much better and more understandable when animated!

No. 4074

It is?? Oh I'm excited

No. 4075

Yeah, it was pretty popular but wasn't held to high standards. The three protagonists were shit, the story seemed another "man vs monster-good vs bad" manga/anime, which made it look very casual. While nowadays it's way more complex and interesting, even at the cost of its popularity

No. 4076

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This hurts
Guts was such a hottie around vol 27

I love seeing mangakas improve through the story (AoT for example), but the opposite hurts.

I also really liked my hero academia's style in the first chapters, i kinda hate how small some faces look now

No. 4077

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Yeah, it’s fantastic, especially the part where Hoboren wrecks Marley and eats the warhammer titan. I caught up only quite recently after not having read it for a year and a bit. On the downside, I’ve become a massive EHfag as a result.

The manga has always been very engaging (apart from during Uprising, I guess).

No. 4078

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Nothing will make me feel as bad as Natsuki Takaya's art style in the last volumes of Fruits Basket compared to the first volumes. Her characters look way more similar to each other as they used to and they're less expressinve now. Though tbh her art style in the last volumes of her Tsubasa series and the first volumes of Fruits Basket reminds me of other manga from the late 90s/early 2000s so I'm biased because it makes me nostalgic, and her style got worse because at some point her left hand was injured and it required surgery so she has a good excuse at least. I just don't understand why so many people praised her for her improvement when she actually regressed.

No. 4079

What the fuck
>eyes enlarged
>smaller, rounder face
>smaller nose
>longer lashes
When you play Idolm@ster too much and start drawing even manly men as kawaii uguu fairies

No. 4080

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As opposed to this.

No. 4081

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Guts is so freakin ideal on the left panel.

Miura fucked himself over hard. He used to be one of my favorite artists ever until he gave up and lived the id0lmaster life.

Same thing with Griffith. I absolutely hated how he looked in the newer movies vs the 90s anime and manga.

He looks so feminine now– like straight up a woman.

No. 4082

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Miura draws Griffith really odd now imo

No. 4083

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Your post made me feel so nostalgic. I really disliked the art in the last volumes too, especially the noses. I get why Takaya did it, but Rin's redesign was a tragedy.

No. 4084

Speaking of manga styles regressing, did anyone keep up with Tokyo Ghoul:re in its last three arcs? It was pretty incredible how quickly it went down the shitter, both stylistically and in terms of plot progression.

No. 4085

I'm so mad at Tokyo ghoul because i became so massively invested in the manga and waiting forever for it to finish. When it finally did, it was an extremely unsatisfying 'ending.'

But the mangaka is the worst mainly because it's obvious he started TG Re and TG Jack in the middle of the main story and it went nowhere.

I really cant stand RE, even though I tried really hard to get into it.

No. 4086

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I can't find a bigger pic but this is my personal Guts fav

I really dislike Berserks choice of character colors, i thought it would be better with normal colors

No. 4087

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I wanted to like Josuke. Don't get me wrong– Diamonds is unbreakable is decent arc, however i could not STAND Koichi as a character. His shrill voice and annoying better than he really is attitude almost turned me away from that arc. Jotaro legit just stood there half the time.

Only Josuke and his BFF were hilarious and I loved the restaurant episode with that Stand.

The only thing that made up for that arc was the showdown with KIRA. Fantastic.

No. 4088

>Also that short character's (forgot his name) stand with the words and all was ridiculous.

Koichi! He was legit the worst character in that entire arc, and I'm massively bummed he's already in the next season.

No. 4089

Is he though? I thought it was just the beginning.

Yes I dislike him too. I don't get why the pretty yandere girl cared about him.

No. 4090

File: 1539812839593.jpg (91.83 KB, 360x538, Earthian_608701.jpg)

Speaking of horrible art regression. I was a really big fan of 80s and 90s anime when i started watching in the early 2000s. I remember Earthian being one of my favorite stories. Yun Kouga did the art and story, but never finished it.

Then years later, she made another series called Loveless, which was absolute SHITE. And even worse than that, her art somehow got worse. Here's Earthian art

No. 4091

Griffith looks better with the new style imo, the whole point of his character appeal is that he looks like a girl

No. 4092

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And here's Loveless, which was just pandering shota shit. It's awful

No. 4093

Got any decent EH links or fanfics?

No. 4094

Josuke's life story is pretty weird
Idk Joseph cheating on his wife with some random japanese college girl?

No. 4095

Yeah, I wasn't into it. It made me feel annoyed, since the whole thing with Suzie Q was so amusing and Joseph didn't seem like the type to randomly freakin cheat with someone so much younger. But story reasons, i guess??

No. 4096

>Griffith looks better with the new style imo, the whole point of his character appeal is that he looks like a girl

No, it's not. Griffith was always supposed to be more feminine in that world, especially compared to a lot of the main dudes, like Guts, but he wasn't meant to look like a straight up woman.

have you read the manga? Cuz his entire complex was that he wasnt taken seriously as a fighter and has to fight from the ground up to end up in his position. Not to mention, he was sexually abused as a kid but this man in higher power who was obsessed with beautiful shota boys. Griffith used him to gain a war chest, but had to sleep with him or at least sexually entertain him.

No. 4097

I started reading Berserk in the late 90s when i was a teen and i remember Guts being the ideal manly man that i didn't see too often in anime/manga. Miura, what did you do.

No. 4098

Damn, Ymir/Historia was a main reason why I read AoT. Is she really dead?

No. 4099

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Yes, I've read the manga and I remember Guts pointing out how he looks "almost like a girl". Plus in the old artstyle he still looked feminine. With manga art there's only so much you can do. Small head, sloped nose and long hair will look girly, how do you differentiate a feminine looking boy from a straight out girl, face wise?

Yes, her titan was inherited by a Marleyan soldier. Even though plot-wise I can see why Isayama killed her, I'm still salty because she was my favorite girl. When will the Bury Your Gays trope end?

No. 4100

I suppose i can't argue with that, anon. Griffith was also very feminine looking, but I suppose I just dislike Miura's recent style of drawing him.

No. 4101

Looks like shit. I stopped reading years ago and only watched the 90s anime.

I'm scared to ask what has happened to Caska lately since last I saw she was in a videogame and still being objectified.

No. 4102

back around February she finally got her memories back after 19 years of retardation but it ended at a cliffhanger and Miura hasn't progressed the story since. But she hasn't really been objectified since… conviction arc? It's been a long time.

No. 4103

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A cliffhanger since February? I'm so glad I haven't been reading now.

I don't know what arc the game was but basically there was DLC in her post-rape clothes and the trailer sensationalized the rape scene.

No. 4104

More cliffhangers? Why does Miura hate his fans so much? That manga really is never going to end.

>I don't know what arc the game was but basically there was DLC in her post-rape clothes and the trailer sensationalized the rape scene.

The PS4 game? Havent played it cuz it looked horrible, but I was really furious at the Eclipse scene in the last movie where they made the rape scene look like hentai and it was harder to watch that shit in full animation than reading the graphic manga version years ago.

No. 4105

They finally got off the boat and I wept.

No. 4106

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I'm in denial because she was an important character for a while and then that? No big dramatic scene, either?
Interest: lost.

No. 4107

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As far as fanfiction goes, none unfortunately. It’s not a particularly popular ship in JP and Attack on Titan’s popularity has died down a lot since 2013 - 14. It has less than 50 fics on AO3.

As for links in general, I’d recommend browsing the holy Japanese EH trio @_ebimayo_mayo, @erina_yuyu and @enkumo (her account is locked right now though unfortunately).

erehis.tumblr.com is decent for theories and speculation centred around EH. I enjoy his responses to anons. And if you can tolerate the autism, /snk/ tends to be the epicentre of EH shipping in the Western community and they produce some pretty funny OC (though the threads take a huge nosedive in quality when there’s no new spoilers to discuss).

No. 4108

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If you’re comfortable with NSFW content, then these two doujins are decent;

1) you and someone else’s night https://nhentai.net/g/246504 This is plot-focused and very vanilla

2) a slave loses his virginity to a goddess https://nhentai.net/g/240873/ Very filthy, but hot - contains theme of dubcon (this doujin takes place in the Uprising arc when Eren is tied up) and some incest, usually I skip those pages

Hope you enjoy, EHbro

No. 4109

I'm all for Christa x Amir Christa x Reiner and Christa X Eren fuck it Christa should just be with everyone

No. 4110

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Yeah, she dies offscreen and is barely mentioned at all. Historia's reaction was also pretty cold and she didn't seem to give a shit, disappointing.

Even though I think that Historia is just an unlikeable tool, I kind of like her with Mikasa. There have been some nice interactions between them lately, both in the manga and the anime… hmmmmm

Too bad Historia's baby is 100% Eren's

No. 4111

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To be honest, Isayama is pretty terrible at depicting the aftermath of deaths in general. Once a character dies, very little consideration is given to them - see Erwin, for instance. The only character whose death was offered any degree of narrative importance was Sasha and even then, this is only because it’s necessary to exacerbate the schism between Eren and the rest of the 104th.

>Historia’s reaction was also pretty cold and she didn’t seem to give a shit

She did cry upon reading Ymir’s letter and Ymir’s words to her are referenced multiple times within the Uprising arc. But yeah, I always got the impression that Ymir was much more in love with Historia than what was reciprocated.

No. 4112

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Ah, I don't remember too vividly since I read those chapters years ago when they came out, but I remember Historia's reaction being very underwhelming.
On one thing we can all agree though, Ymir deserved better.

Also, I suspect that Annie's coming back.

No. 4113

I know there's nothing you can do about it now, but next time, can you spoiler a character death?

No. 4114

Anons, can some of you reccomend me a few anime preferably shoujo and josei from the 90s and early 2000's? I don't really like the modern ones I'm watching Sailor Moon Crystal and GOD I REALLY dislike it, I'm only watching it because I can't find the original anywhere, sobs

No. 4115


Mermaid Melody is shallow as hell and pads its runtime by recycling song scenes every damn episode, but fun and cute.

No. 4116

Back in the days I really liked Pretty Cure (only the first season though, the one with the two girls), or if you want non-magical girl stuff, Super Gals. It was about three gyarus and you could see other subcultures that were popular back then (there were even the ganguro girls)

No. 4117

I would recommend Nana, even though that's a bit harsh since it will never end properly.

The anime is good and so is the first live action movie. Someone also mentioned Parakiss up here as well. Those are the only two off the top of my head.

No. 4118

Speaking of which, Ai Yazawa has been quite active on Instagram lately, and according to rumors she might finally work on Nana again

No. 4119

File: 1539889314477.jpg (86.75 KB, 473x473, snoop-lion-literally.jpg)

I've been burned too many times, fellow anon. I won't believe she'll work on the manga until I see it actually happening. I'm both a NANA and a Berserk fan, so my life is true suffering of just hiatuses.

No. 4120

What is Nana about?

I have heard a lot about iz but never enough to get interested

No. 4121

A lesbian couple who's not a lesbian couple yet

No. 4122

Speaking of Berserk and hiatus, what the fuck happened to Bastard!!, is it still on hiatus because the mangaka wanted to redraw everything but with actual porn instead of fanservice scenes or is it officially dead and buried? Will Yoko and DS ever fuck?

I remember considering watching this just because Konishi Katsuyuki voices the dude with the glasses. I never actually read or watched it, a friend just told me it was crap.

Are you ok with manga as well? I loved Fruits Basket, Lovely Complex, Otomen. I was recommended Switch Girl and Skip Beat but I never got the opportunity to read them. From the author of Fruits Basket I liked her Tsubasa something manga if you can find scans, but I couldn't get into Twinkle stars, it was too depressing and slow for me for some reason. There one I loved but I can't find scans, I read the volumes thanks to my local public library, it's Mirai no Utena, it's supernatural mystery stuff and dates from the 90s. You have the author's comments that describe how she hated the two last episodes of NGE when they just aired or how she's interested in Maya Sakamoto's career, which just stared with Jurassic Park and Escaflowne, it's part of the fun. Not really a shojo but I liked Fujoshi Rumi, that shit's hilarious. I wanted to add that if you end up reading Nana and Paradise Kiss as suggested you should read Gokinjo Monogatari, since ParaKiss is a sequel. Princess Jellyfish is pretty nice but I only watched the anime and read the first volumes so idk much about it, and it's more recent as well. I'm trying to see if there are other nice ones

I only read Mermaid Melody but I was put off by the art, and the fact that the main antagonist is Gackt but not really reallys cracks me up.

I want to believe, but at the same time I kind of gave up on this series. I can't believe I'm older than both Nanas when they met. Fuck I feel nostalgic now.

No. 4123

I'm animeonly, but fuck I was mad when Hachi just ditched Nana to chase dick. Yeah yeah responsibilities and all, but it pretty much implied she never saw her again after having a kid which is super shitty

No. 4124

Personally, it made me kind of sad because it translates to real life quite well.
You're young, happy and think you're going to be friends forever, but then shit like marriage and children happen and you drift apart. I feel like it's not the same for guys, they're not as "restricted" by these things as we are… Also, being in a band was always my dream as well lol

No. 4125

Nana is a generic-ish albeit well written drama and not a mystery/clickbait show. I never felt the burning desire to have to know something about those characters. Following them for a few years of their life was enough for me.

Never understood the love for berserk. It was always a low tier seiner for me. I guess people like the buff macho dude vs androgynous deep tortured villain theme?

No. 4126

I started berserk cuz it looked edgy and i was edgy but stayed cuz im interested to see how guts will defeat griffith (if he ever does)

I will say the rape scenes became pretty tiring after a while. Overusing them made then lose their effect

I also loved the past art style

No. 4127

Berserk used to be really good, until the Conviction Arc imho. Then it went downhill.
I stopped reading it a couple of years ago, when I realized that not only the quality had taken a nosedive, but also that Miura clearly wants out and the story isn't progressing at all. You get two chapters, a cliffhanger, then radio silence for a year. Then it comes back with a new chapter that dissolves the cliffhanger into something underwhelming, rinse and repeat. He wants to end it asap but doesn't know how, he knows that giving proper closure will take at least 50 chapters, is not invested in the story anymore, and this put him in a spiral he doesn't know how to escape from.
Sorry for the Miura mini-sperg

No. 4128

>>Not up to date on AOT
>>Come into this thread with spoilers
>> whyme.jpg

No. 4129

All you need to watch is the AoT anime first season. The manga and season 2 of the anime blew ass.

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I liked the past artstyle too, but I kinda wondered about Miura's mental state when it was just gore and rape time all the time.
In fact I wonder why even shounen manga often have to be so graphic and gory? Jojo's mangaka even parodied himself and how psycho it can come across with Rohan.

No. 4131

I feel so sorry for you, I tried so hard in my initial posts to not give anything away but selfish people just has to ruin everything.

Only if you're a pure actionfag. Season 2 is great for character development and expanding the mystery. Season 3 is the denouement. Part 1 already explained how Eren got his power and Part 2 will give us the full story. Can't wait.

I hate to say it, but if you don't like it, then you're probably just too dumb to get it.

No. 4132

Miura was depressed at that time, that's why it was so dark

No. 4133

Yes to be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Attack on Titan.

No. 4134

No high iq needed. Just that some people engage with TV as a series of pretty pictures and don't mentally actualize the content, mystery, characters, etc so whenever the series does development it feels like no progress. I understand that perspective just fine because I do the same whenever I'm more concerned about relaxing into entertainment than actually taking it in.

No. 4135

it's a meme, autist.

No. 4136

Since when did not liking an anime mean that you're intellectually inferior? Death Note is a "smart" anime and not everyone likes it, opinions are obviously sujective and definitely doesn't have anything to do with being "dumb" or "smart

No. 4137

kek it doesn't. that anon's just a weaboo.

No. 4138

You’re missing out on so, so much by not reading the manga desu.

No. 4139

Anon clearly didn't watch enough Rick and Morty

No. 4140

The Tower of Conviction Arc was horrible!! It was like basically a manga version of the spanish inquisition, with graphic torture and rape. I don't know why people give Miura such a huge pass for a lot of the stuff he draws when it isn't necessary.

No. 4141


Berserk was quite different when it came out and there was nothing else like it. The golden age was probably the best, followed by Lost children, but i cant defend much after that. I can understand why it had so much love in the 90s and early 2000s, but now it's so bad. And the movies made it worse somehow.

Also, bets on Miura dying way before it's finish. All he has to do is write up Guts vs Griffith and end it all, but he won't.

No. 4142

>Speaking of Berserk and hiatus, what the fuck happened to Bastard!!, is it still on hiatus because the mangaka wanted to redraw everything but with actual porn instead of fanservice scenes or is it officially dead and buried? Will Yoko and DS ever fuck?

jfc. I forgot about Bastard! I loved those comics way back when and had no idea the mangaka planned to redraw it all.

No. 4143

Follow the context, I thought death note was horrible for what it's worth. It's not about liking or disliking AoT it's about liking season 1 but not liking season 2 because it spent slightly more time world building instead of killing things all the time.

No. 4144

Yes it was very graphic, to the point that some days I just had to stop reading at some point (and I'm not exactly a scaredy cat)… but it had that dark atmosphere that stuck with me for a while.
Nowadays' chapters make me feel nothing.

No. 4145

He won't because he doesn't know how to end it. He made Griffith too OP and he doesn't know how to kill him… not in a credible way that would result in a happy ending, at least.
There would actually be a plausible way (some fans theorized that Miura initially planned on making Guts sacrifice Caska to become a god himself and one up Griffith somehow) but Miura just wants that happy ending so much

No. 4146

>miura wants a happy ending

Really? I didn't know he wanted a happy ending at all. I guess i just wanted to be realistic, since the series hasn't been happy since the start, even before the Eclipse.

Miura sounds crazy to want a happy ending with everything that has happened in that universe.

No. 4147

He said in an interview that he doesnt want such a dark story to have a sad ending

Anyone here read Onepunch man?
I read both the redraw and webcomic
One is adding a lot of new stuff before Garou's final battle

No. 4148

Whatever ending it is, I hope it's satisfying. Maybe that's what he means by happy. There are so many things that happened that can't be undone, so it can't be happy imo.

No. 4149

I did read the manga. I encourage everyone else to do so too since there's going to be a long wait til april.

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Another shit season the only two shows I haven't dropped yet are Goblin Slayer and Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
I don't get why people are so upset at Goblin Slayer, the rape isn't graphic or onscreen and it's not like it's pointless it establishes the world and the dangers of goblins pretty well, I don't find it gratuitous at all. It's a dumb fun fantasy anime and while I admit I probably wouldn't watch it if there were a plethora of shows I was interested in this season I do enjoy it.
Honda-san is really funny, unfortunately almost no one will talk about it because comedy anime that aren't moe tend to get ignored.
It's another backlog season for me and I've been watching through Astro Boy 1963. It's awesome and holds up really well. I ended up buying the boxsets from rightstuf I loved it so much. I don't even think it's particularly dated, sure the animation isn't the best but it makes up for it in it's fun stories, interesting messages on acceptance and racism that isn't to in-your-face, and memorable characters. I highly recommend it if you've never checked it out. The English dub is also really good. While there are changes to the Japanese scripts (as to be expected in translating an anime aimed at children not to mention the year it was released) but none of the changes I've seen yet have horribly impeaded or butchered the source material.
After Astro Boy 1963 I intend to watch either the original Kimba or Golden Boy, probably Golden Boy since it looks hilarious and it's much shorter and I need a break from long running series.

No. 4151

>goblin slayer
Oof. Well, I have my own trash, you have your trash but if you read the manga you'll see how several rape scenes are drawn for fanservice.
>always young girls
>they are good looking, drawn with appealing proportions
>angle and pose always focuses on showing as much of the girls naked body
>no ugly bruises and wounds

There's no use denying that it's fetishistic, the mangaka could have drawn the rape scenes terrifying or more subtle. I didn't read the LN and I know the lore explanation for the rape, but it doesn't undo these specific choices to make it more appealing and fetishistic rather than portay it as scary.

I don't care if people watch it but the horde of guys who defend it as if it's good writing and how rape is no big deal annoy me, Berserk's style and tone made it serious, this is ridiculous.

No. 4152

I wish I could enjoy Goblin Slayer because the gobbo autism seems hilarious. I just saw a bit from the LN and lost my shit this dialogue of a girl trying to ask him out
>do you have any plans?
>I mean… any non goblin plans?

But yeah, I can't get past the rape and only managed a few chapters. I'm not particularly fragile about rape scenes (I love Berserk), but I'm just so fucking sick of them being used to titillate the male audience.

No. 4153

So, Jojo part 5 ep 3 was pretty interesting, that was some creative character design with the huge guy. When will MC meet his posse though? There will be piss in teacup scene. That's all I know.

No. 4154

You're implying I'd care if the rape in the anime adaption was fetishy. I'm a huge believer in fiction does not does not translate to reality.
Let people get off what they want to get off on, as long as it's not real-life CP, snuff, or some footage of a rape I see no problem.
It's also important to remember that just because somebody gets off to something doesn't mean that they support it in real life. Rape is one of the most common fantasies for women and is featured in plenty of female aimed media like erotica novels, yaoi anime, and smutty fanfiction all pieces of media predominantly written by women. However, I and most women would agree that, despite reading stuff with rape in it, even erotic stuff we would never actually want to be raped. Same goes for men I'm sure that a vast majority of men getting off on rape would never actually go out and rape a women, and the men that would arn't doing so because they watched some rape hentai, they already had problems in the first place.
I'm not saying you can't be uncomfortable with rape in media, but I am saying that you shoudn't shame those who get off on it. I also havn't read Goblin Slayer's manga or light novel but I stand by the fact that the anime wasn't gratudious and that the scene was important for world building. I do think that people are blowing this scene out of purpotion, and I feel that there are plenty worst scenes in anime that nobody makes a stink about.

No. 4155

Go away male.

No. 4156

Are you the BDSM sperg from the unpopular opinions thread? You stick out like a sore thumb.
Go back to tumblr.

It's going to be a wild ride. I love part 5 so much, damn

No. 4157


You sound like one of those women who says it's her fault if her husband cheats on her because she didn't put out enough.

No. 4158

my issue with goblin slayer is that the rape isn't designed so the audience can see how it impacts the characters, but instead, it's to spoonfeed the us to make sure we know that goblins are totes evil and that goblin slayer himself is righteous and justified.

in things like berserk or other media with some rape, it impacts the characters in some way, in goblin slayer it doesn't. full stop.

i feel like the anime is drawn like hentai what with the weird lips and color palettes and would make more sense if it was just a hentai.

No. 4159

I was pretty unphazed by it but the more I think the more that THE thing that really irks me is the fact that the girl character didn't get raped.
It gives off this "welp, lucky you, you didn't get raped and got carted off like all those soiled-now-useless pieces of meat". Yuck.

No. 4160


Yeah, I feel the same. Like women are just damaged goods once they're raped, and the heroine is too good for that. But the artist will still make sure we get lots and lots of scenes where nameless women get "ruined" to drool over though.

No. 4161

Neck yourself, creep

No. 4162

Probably episode 5? Black sabbath will certainly take up all of episode 4.

No. 4163

Actually he tried to redraw the first volumes, kind of gave up by just tracing his own shit instead of actually redrawing the volumes with his new artstyle, added porn instead of just fanservice, and never really went very far with that because he was also drawing the new chapters very slowly.

No. 4164

I'm actually a straight, 19 year old, female.
>Are you the BDSM sperg
Nope, I'm not a fan of S&M or any of the like. Like I said I'm just a huge believer in letting people watch whatever they want without judgment. I also don't have a Tumblr account and the only reason I go on the site is to get fanart.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 4165

Yeah, so, you're a teenager in your 'just let people be themselves'.
Do you know what actually happen when you let people be their 'true selves' ? You get 60 years old trannies coming out as little girls.

No. 4166

Creating more rape fetish anime in a country where sexual harassment is so bad that there are seperate trains for women is so obviously not a good idea.

No. 4167

Are there really? This sounds so ridiculous.
How do crime statistics weeaboos even defend this?

No. 4168

I agree, anon

No. 4169

Kid, you're not unique for being edgy and not caring about fetishistic rape being aired on a TV channel in a foreign country. I personally ignore it when these things are in their own niche for porn, but when you see how widely accepting and excited the anime community is about it and calls people who think the rape is bad pussies, you just know what pieces of shit they are.
>rape is ome of the most common fantasies for women
Oh it's a guy,that explains it. No woman wants to have sex with a guy she doesn't like and putting it in raw hurts like fuck and won't arouse you, try showing a dildo up your ass without lube. If you really are a teenie girl, you won't fit in with the guys or seem more unique because you're so "open-minded" and trash on women.

No. 4170

Pretty much this, there's no recovery or redemption for them, they're "used goods". It's just a creepy power fantasy.

No. 4171

>I am a female
Either an incel or some poor sod that got brainwashed by reddit/4chan to call women females and men stay men.

No. 4172

I loved the first three arcs so damn much. Not so much Diamonds is Unbreakable, but i'm hoping Part 5 will be fantastic. Loving both Giorno and Bruno already as characters.

No. 4173

Normalizing rape is a huge thing in a lot of media and it's honestly a massive problem. Whenever a mangaka or anime glorifies rape or uses it as a plot device to further a male's arc, it's disgusting.

I've always seen rape used as a device to make a male character stronger. Even then, to see so many female characters getting raped in media is very discouraging. Also, people that tend to enjoy rape very much in fiction/media arent that far off from being creeps irl tbh.

>I'm not saying you can't be uncomfortable with rape in media, but I am saying that you shoudn't shame those who get off on it

Nah, people should shame them

>I feel that there are plenty worst scenes in anime that nobody makes a stink about

Which scenes?

There is so much media where this is an issue. How many female characters get raped just to 'please' the male audience? Look at how good of a character Caska was becoming right before the Eclipse and she basically was just a tool for Guts' development after a while. A toy for him and Griffith to fight over. It's awful. Female rape is always treated so trivial.

No. 4174

On this topic I find it interesting and refreshing how the Banana Fish manga portrays rape
>it's offscreen, the anime actually added more short fetishistic scenes
>victim blaming is mentioned
>points out how it's done out of the wish to control and overpower rather than just out of lust
Sorry if this changes later on though because I only recently started it.

No. 4175

Bananafish was written in the early 90s, wasnt it? I've only seen 3 episodes so far, but very much enjoyed how it's been handling various issues that are usually brushed under the rug in most, if not all anime.

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Anyone here read Golden Kamuy?
It's a really fun read, sugimoto is so precious

I love the manga, but the anime really turned me off with crap cgi

No. 4177

I want to see the otter meat scene animated, has it been done yet?

No. 4178

This thread finally pushed me to watch Goblin Slayer and it’s honestly pretty entertaining.

No. 4179

I'm >>4114, sorry for the very late reply. I've watched and readed Nana and Parakiss already but will definitely take a look at the reccomendations, thank you all very much

No. 4180

I dont think so, the 2nd season just started with the taxidermy dude

No. 4181

But apart from the rape there's literally nothing in it that's any different from any of the isekais from the past 3 years?

No. 4182

Don't bother. The CG isn't even the worst thing about the anime. I'm so upset that such a fantastic story is getting such shit treatment.

No. 4183

One of Dio's original voice actors passed away recently. Just wanted to share since he did a few roles i remember growing up with in the 90s/early 2000s


No. 4184

it's not an isekai just a fantasy.

No. 4185

Yeah, it's not an isekai just a modern bottom of the barrel trash fantasy that utilizes game logic/mechanics- in this case based on DnD.

No. 4186

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Anyone into Gundam? Started getting into it recently and finishing Zeta now, but I'd like to hear some opinions from other gals because I've only seen opinions from guys so far.

Talking specifically about Tomino UC: I like that the characters are much more flawed so the atmosphere is kinda refreshing even though it has so much outdated stuff that was a product of its time. It's also nice that the enemy soldiers get some moments where it shows they're just human and that the protagonists aren't ideal heroes either.

My main complaint about Zeta so far is that the love at first sight trope is executed just as bad as in the original and that the way emotions are handled is so stiff and a downgrade from the original. I won't spoil anything but there were several scenes from the original that hit hard, but Zeta gets praised so much yet there's a lot of unnatural storyboard choices and stiff expression overall.

No. 4187

tomino's UC stuff has only taught me that he has no fucking idea how humans or their emotions work.

No. 4188

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EA is the best.

No. 4189

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Still watching Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san and it is v comfy! also picked up Bloom Into You but I'm having sorta mixed feelings about it. Better than Citrus imo at least

No. 4190

Anyone knows good original (or not based on manga at least) anime from last 4-5 years? I want to get back into watching anime but it's so hard finding interesting series! I decided to watch Re:Creators and while the series is very disappointing, at least it's low on moe/fanservice bullshit (except for one episode) so it made me want to watch more animu.

If you know a great series that is based on a manga, I would prefer to read manga instead…

Asking farmers cause I know that many of us do not tolerate loli/shota bullshit which gets ignored in many anime communities

(I decided to give Made in Abyss manga a chance after hearing how brilliant the show is and ended dropping it as soon as I saw the loli bondage in the first chapter).

No. 4191

I'm still watching it too! its funny

No. 4192

I enjoyed Yuri on Ice, there is fujo fanservice though but it also end up treating the gay theme more seriously.
The reason I enjoyed it was the fun iceskating competitions. Lots of varied characters from different countries and nice songs.

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i'm rewatching Ojamajo Doremi.

i loved it as a kid, but grew up with the 4kids dub, so only really saw the first 50 episodes or so. it's really wholesome and adorable. i know everyone hates Pop, but she has always been my favorite. i'm almost done with the first season, and i'm excited to watch more. all the stressful studying that comes with college makes it nice to come home and watch a few eps to make me feel a little better. i highly recommend this show if you're looking for something wholesome to brighten your day. this show isn't so much focused on the magic itself, but it goes into stories about family members or classmates of the majo, and really illustrates to children that people are the way they are for a reason.

No. 4194

There's a new fruits basket reboot coming out yay.

No. 4195

This show brings back a lot of memories. It actually holds up really well for adult audiences, I remember trying to rewatch Shugo Chara but not being able to get into it at all anymore. The individual struggles all of them face feel really real.
I never hated Pop but I remember hating Hana for taking up so much screentime in Dokkan.

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Utau x Kukai is the only good thing that came from Shugo Chara.

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aaah same anon !
Doremi was very popular in France bc it was aired on a big channel when I grew up ! Rewatching them now too and loving it!
It's so wholesome. They try their best to help everyone, I love it. The only downside is that I'm watching them in the French dub and the voices are super high. (+ the fact that they "Frenchified" the names, but that makes it hilarious like every random character is named shit like Sylvain, Philippe etc which are quite old sounding names and very rare and unpopular nowadays)
So if anyone has a link to a JP or EN dub that'd be very nice

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As a long time Vento Aureo lover I can't believe the quality we're getting served from Davidpro. They're doing so great. Bless 'em.

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What? I've thought the quality was abysmal so far. I still like it because it's VA, but everything looks rushed and lazy as hell. Disguised Trish was adorable though.

Very low expectations for the cioccolata/secco fight, hopefully doppio/risotto, ghiaccio, and the dorururus won't disappoint.

No. 4200

There are JP with sub torrents available on nyaa.

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Aw man, I loved this as well, so friggin cute.

Does anyone know where to find Lady Oscar (Rose of Versailles), JP with subs or German dub?

No. 4202

JP with subs is also on nyaa, any anime streaming site if you don't want to download it.

No. 4203

One of my favorite old school series ever. I was really immersed in the story.

No. 4204

Is Gintama that worth watching? I've tried so many times over the years but end up dropping the series each time around only a few episodes in. Is there a point where it gets interesting or is it just not for me? I even used finding husbandos as a motivation for watching it at one point but all the characters seemed too trope-y.

No. 4205

It's notorious for having a slow start, especially the first few eps. I often see people say it gets good at ep 25, I remember it really clicking with me at ep 34 specifically. But I actually skipped 25-30 eps and just read the manga because I knew what to expect and manga is way quicker.

So short answer: yes, it's worth it, some of the funniest tv I've ever seen and the boys are great. But it is hundreds of episodes long, it has plenty of crap episodes and only you can decide what is worth your time.

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It's probably one of the best series out there. It's received a cult following for a reason. It actually is a pretty fun parody series and gets funnier is you know about meiji era history and the animes they are mocking.

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I'm so excited about Mob Psycho 100 season two.
It's so surreal we will get to see the bullying Mogami arc and the Reigen media disaster arc animated.

No. 4208

Alright, thanks anons. I'll give it another shot and properly this time. I remember it did give me a few laughs.

No. 4209

Are there female anitubers like digibro that cover fujoshi-related stuff / make essays for a female audience?

No. 4210

Saiki is the superior Jump comedy though. Gintama is too hit or miss, the episodes are not consistent in humor.

No. 4211


Watch it already you dingus.

No. 4212

Saiki is definitely amazing, a lot more consistent. I was really shocked when some random ass series aired and it turned out to be one of my top comedies of all time. But Gintama is still worth it for a huge volume of funny episodes and the superior husbandos.

No. 4213

>like digibro

No. 4214

Is he really bad? I've never seen a video but it's the only one I can think of as an example.

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Anyone seen the first episode of shield hero? It's basically "crybaby incel propaganda: the anime".

First episode goes like
>MC is a loser incel but we're supposed to like him anyways just because he's a "nice guy"
>gets transported to the most generic boring fantasy world
>first thing that happens is he meets a girl that starts getting close to him and flirting
>turns out she was just trying to rob him, then she lies to the king about him raping her to get him in trouble and cover her tracks, which everyone instantly believes and turns against the poor little MC
>now MC is a woman hatind edgelord
>buys a loli sex slave right at the end of the episode, once again just to cement how "nice" he is

No. 4216

What the fuck? Sounds greasy. I will watch it myself and report back.

No. 4217

An anime adaptation of a great manga!
Episode one is out!

No. 4218

Zeta gets so much praise because of Quattro and Haman, two of the best characters in the entire series. Try After War X Gundam series next. The setting is much darker but the MC is an adorable runt.

No. 4219

I read the (web?) novel a few years ago. Everyone's kinda scummy in the story except the MC and his slaves (and random villagers) apparently. Dropped it at some point bc they were too OP.

No. 4220

I'm back. You were basically right, anon.
>"This society is a matriarchy"
>run by a king
>enslaves women and children of different races
Sure, Jan.
The writers are so useless. They seem to use the "muh matriarchy" thing to justify the weak point of literally everybody automatically believing the woman, which never happens in reality. The MC has no interesting points, but that's par for the course for isekai, I guess. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and read about the girl, Raphtalia:
>First purchased by nobleman, she is physically & emotionally tortured out of resentment towards Demi-humans and left a shell of her former self.
They really wanted to downplay the frequency and egregiousness of rape so much that they couldn't even bear to write a character who would almost invariably actually be raped in such a situation. I guess having to write something like an actual rape victim working through her trauma, only to find out her only companion (twisted as it is, her owner) is an accused rapist and deal with the interpersonal baggage/eventual resolution of that would be too mature/character development-y for your average otaku incel faggot. Not to mention they need her to be a pure, virginal waifu.
>Able to see past Naofumi's cynical nature, she falls in love with him and does her best to help him overcome his resentment towards others & losing himself to the Shield of Wrath, even volunteering to have her slave curse re-applied after it is forcibly removed as a sign of devotion.
>a slave falling in love with her master and helping him overcome his resentment
This is just romanticized Stockholm Syndrome stupidity blended with the whole "A gf who is basically or literally a slave can change your whole life :^)" meme. Nothing to even pick apart unless you're an incel looking for an argument. We all know how that goes.
The only good point is that the girl's not actually a sex slave, and does age (but her mind stays the same, which is creepy):
>Technically a 10 year old girl, being a demi-human, her body is able to age to that of a young women as her levels increase.
The current state of anime is fucking sad.

No. 4221

I love this manga so much, I'm a little over 100 chapters in and I'm so so so glad the anime it so out. I have a feeling it's gonna end up getting a lot of hate since it's so popular though kek. I really liked what they did with the first episode. Spoilers: Although, I wish they would've gave a little more screen time to showing mama before the whole reveal. But I understand they have a limited amount of time per episode so I'm okay with how they handled it. ALSO the way they animated the reveal scene was awesome, I love how expressive Emma and Norman were when they were under the wagon. I am kinda sad that we won't be seeing any Yuugo though.. I loved the op as well, I'm just so excited to see the first arc animated! I'm usually not into these types of anime (I watch 99% shoujo/josei) but this just pulled me right in.

No. 4222

And the majority of the anime community is defensive over this, saying how we don't need SJW propaganda and imposing western values on Japan. Lol, you can unironically see people saying that on twitter and reddit.

I just want to throw toxic people like that out of my life and chill while watching Mob Psycho, Neverland and Dororo but it feels so wrong letting those people be and not doing anything.

No. 4223

What the fuck lmao. I wanted to check this anime out because I like the character designs ngl, I'm kinda bummed out.

No. 4224

That sounds terrible enough that I might watch it just for a laugh.

No. 4225

That sounds terrible enough that I might watch it just for a laugh.

No. 4226

The fuck? I saw crunchyroll trying to advertise this show as a "normal" fantasy anime and I planned on watching this, I'm glad I haven't watched this show. The only decent "isekai" are Escaflowne and The 12 Kingdoms I guess. We really need more anime that are actual fantasy like Slayers or Lodoss or whatever.

No. 4227

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Aside from the Loli elves, That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime is pretty good. Though they ruined best boy's design.

No. 4228

The interesting thing about this is I saw a bunch of fanboys claiming the novel it's based on is written by a woman so that makes it all OK.

Looked it up.

It's written by someone using a very obviously fake name (the equivalent of calling yourself Big Sister Fakename) who admits it's a pen name and says they don't want to confirm their gender. Wonder why!

No. 4229

The absolute state of anime

No. 4230

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It gets better kek

No. 4231

Who do some people want women to watch a male power fantasy? Is it so we can internalize whatever it is they want us to?

No. 4232

I want to like animefeminist.com but the fact that some of its writers are biological men are ruining it for me.

No. 4233

lmao why do anime fans are so stupid, " well is a daker version uwu you need to at last read the manga" like???? is a male prower fantasie and if i gued my self for what anon sayd is a INCEL fansay so is extra gross lmao anime is shit now days

No. 4234

There's a bit in Rising of a Shield Hero where the hero is made king or whatever, and gets to legally change the name of the woman who falsely accused him of rape. So he changes her legal name to Bitch.

I'm not joking, it really is that retarded.

No. 4235

Is that in the dark version webnovel or also in the manga?

No. 4236

Good to see Japan still doesn't give a single fuck. Don't like it, don't buy it.

No. 4237

Jumping on the Shield Hero bandwagon, is there any female power fantasy out there? Be it manga, anime or light novel?
I would love a heroin cutting some dicks off.

No. 4238

Go to bed handmaiden.

No. 4239

No need to worry, it hasn't had a single penny off me. I buy stuff that's good.

No. 4240

>t. inceloid weeb

No. 4241

This, I want shameless heroines. Mobile games can have some fun characters but you never see them as protagonists because it's "unappealing and not submissive". There's a LN that's getting an anime soon (I can't remember the name) where the female MC becomes a villain in a dating game and amasses a harem.

There's the game Drag on Dragoon 3 where (to put it spoiler free), the main lady is on the mission to kill her sisters and she basically takes their partners into her harem, the game has good banter. Then there's a version of Cinderella in a mobile game that I liked, where Cinderella uses the prince to get power and takes revenge on her sisters and stepmother.

Fujiko Mine is an interesting character too, but she was primarily created as a fanservice side-character, but I heard the anime focusing on her is good.

Here's the thing though, most confident female characters like that are portrayed as evil, manipulative, selfish etc. They aren't anywhere near being self inserts, while male self insert characters are usually average to ugly dudes that did nothing wrong. Shoujo manga might have something but I've mostly stuck to josei in the recent years and can't remember anything interesting.

No. 4242

We're not buying it. Thankfully, talking about how it's shit is always free of charge. Seethe.

No. 4243

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I remembered the LN, it's Bakarina/Destruction Flag Otome/How I got reincarnated as a villainess… Or whatever the translation would be

No. 4244

>I would love a heroin cutting some dicks off.
This would be the ideal anime.

No. 4245

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Claymore. It's good. Non sexualized women warriors, the bond between them is beautiful, there's some implied, well made les romance, they get to cut some men heads, nobody steps on them.

No. 4246

I don't get why they published that article by Frog-kun that just says
>uwu you shouldn't assume Aneko Yusagi's gender also I find this girl from shield hero cute so don't hate me otaku
And before that he tweeted how he'll get soooo much drama for that article and posts oreimo pics on his twitter, yup, seems male.

No. 4247

While I agree in general and most of the story is about the women the backsetting still has a bunch of men in charge of everything. That's annoying. There has to be some manga that doesn't have this problem.

No. 4248

i get what you mean, but the men in charge were shown as being evil and the boy (raki? or whatever his name was) was only there to draw parallels between clare and theresa and was pretty unneccesary imo.

i think claymore is one of my favourite mangas, it reminds me of attack on titan but with all women, and with more complex bonds between the characters.

No. 4249

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Not in the manga. I'm trying not to spoiler, so take my word on that.
In case you've read the manga, the entire final arc is about the women warriors uprising together and killing off all the men "in charge".
It's still surprising to me that to write such a story it was a man. It's very feminist for a manga.
I would add, this is the manga that made me realize I wasn't straight. The whole moral of the story about how powerful and amazing women can be, and how beautiful is the bond between women, really got to me and made me think a lot.
So yeah, go for it.

No. 4250

nta but the style of this always weirded me out (dead eyes kinda look)but after your comment I want to try reading it again.

No. 4251

I read the entire thing and I like it. I think it's good for a shounen and does well by its female characters, but in the context of the earlier conversation about a female power fantasy etc this doesn't hit the mark. The warriors were never shown to be superior to the male ones and it's not exactly a matriarchy. It's a fun story but not something I would push onto my daughter for political/empowerment media. This is about the limit of pro-women that male writers can come up with.

I agree with the anon earlier that I want a real women oriented power wank, probably written by a woman. A story where the protagonist girl takes political power, where all the men eventually fall at her feet, where she uses and abuses people but they end up thinking that it was an honor to be of use to her because of her greatness. Something like this.

No. 4252

>A story where the protagonist girl takes political power, where all the men eventually fall at her feet, where she uses and abuses people but they end up thinking that it was an honor to be of use to her because of her greatness.

There's elements of this to Akatsuki no Yona, but it fails at the last hurdle because Yona becomes more of a nice person as the story goes along, rather than getting to act like a dbag and be loved for it anyway. It does have the bit about a young woman who seizes political power and gets to call most of the shots though. Plus she gets an adoring harem who just trail around doing her bidding.

Which is a shame, because I'd totally read something like what you described.

No. 4253

Honestly Zero is probably the most savage, too bad only 2 guys in the game are cute.
>I kill my sisters, I take their men. Wash yourself front AND rear and meet me tonight.

No. 4254

It's still a male fantasy sadly. I'd like a hack and slash game where you work together with other women and wear proper armour, and your male sidekicks are actually cute and pleasant (towards you at least).

No. 4255

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Agreed, that's what made me appreciate the director less lately, he even wrote some joke about hating cute guys for new years recently and it's visible.

It's disappointing when such characters are written by men for men, like idolm@ster has an idol that believes she's a saint and has an army of brainwashed fans who she calls pigs, or a 30 year old lady that keeps getting wasted with you for days, or the obvious dom character- but it ends in pandering or softening the story for the fans. Yeah those characters are ridiculous but they're be fun because of that and I'd like to read more about them for a change.

But things that upset the status quo are quickly shut down, like that house husband manga that triggered people.

No. 4256

>that house husband manga that triggered people

Which manga was that?

No. 4257

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No. 4258

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Watch Slayers, it's actually fantasy and not isekai, the heroine is a powerful magician who only struggles in the most serious arcs. It's pretty funny too, but it's from the 90s so the animation can be weird sometimes and some of the gags are old-fashioned.

If we're speaking of video games I'm sure Bayonetta is a good exemple. She was meant to be sexy and cool and the character designer basically designed her to be a mary sue, but in a good way.

No. 4259

Good god. Men making themselves actually useful at home is degrading?
Meanwhile this househusband manga has won an award: https://mangadex.org/title/23569/gokushufudou-the-way-of-the-house-husband

No. 4260

It’s been a few years since Higashimura’s manga was released, so maybe things have gotten a bit better for househusbands? Although I’ve never read the manga and have no idea how honest that Washington post article is being. I found a different take on the issue that suggests that the actual Japanese critisim was more about the manga mocking househusbands.


Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen a western publication twisting or mistranslating drama tbh.

No. 4261

The thing is that her most famous work mocked fujos and otaku women in the start but made the characters grow later, so I'm taking that part with a grain of salt. You still can't ignore the topic of sexism when there are plenty of manga insulting to women being published.

No. 4262

Like for example World's End harem that got published in Shounen Jump+
>Since only a select few knew how to operate the Super Computers, and most of those people were men, the women who survived found themselves incapable of maintaining civilization at its previous level.

No. 4263

No. 4264

>get just as angry and offended about everything as I do or you're a traitor!

No. 4265

The western anime fanbase is depressing. Trash like Franxx and Goblin Slayer didn't even have good sales in Japan but they were the shows everyone talked about in the west because they were "controversial".

I love edgy shows, but the moment they include unoriginal self-insert powerfantasy pandering they're shit.

No. 4266

In Japan idol moe is the most popular, not sure I prefer that taste.

No. 4267

No? They sell a lot of BDs, but if you look at the best selling anime of all time you'll see much more variety. It's not comparable due to how widespread that pop culture is.

No. 4268

I'm not sure I understand your argument. You talk about how the 2 series didn't sell a lot of dvds but then say idol anime isn't the top taste in japan despite selling a lot of dvds. So are sales important or not?

Tbh japan is the same as the west when you get into the subculture. There's clear hugely popular series that everyone talks about despite being trash. As the other anon said, it's usually moe anime or shitty issekai. The west has a lot of variety in likes as well it's just we have loud af anitubers who push the trash to the front.

No. 4269

I wish Western anime fandom would just grow up and own that 99% of anime is wish fulfilment pandering for kids and teens. No, your shitty isekai harem is not a "deconstruction" because sometimes the hero gets sad or someone died. It's a dumb power fantasy that's very very very marginally more realistic than all the other dumb power fantasies you watch. Just own it.

No. 4270


I pointed out that those anime sold so low because of their popularity, most people didn't find them worth buying despite them being so discussed, not only in the west.

I specifically pointed out the variety in top selling titles in Japan because saying idols represent the taste there is the same as saying mecha does, based on profits. Look at which anime sold above 10k in the past 3 years and you'll find a lot more variety.

Years ago I would jump on the "Japan has trash taste" train, but since fansubbing died the change in recent years is tangible. There are lots of series that go under the radar in the west because they aren't on Crunchy or Netflix now. Certain shows are definitely pushed more by companies in the west and some that were HUGE in Japan got more or less ignored here.

I don't want everyone to have the same taste, but with so much great shit this season it's disappointing that Shield Hero is getting attention because people want to be edgelords.

No. 4271

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I think it's so fucking weird how no one subs the OPs and EDs anymore. Or gives translator notes, or really, any effort at all.
Sometimes you did get one or two goofy subgroups, but you usually had a choice.
Crunchyroll is so fucking basic and lazy, but somehow they've convinced people that they're "helping" the anime community and the anime directors (when in fact they give nothing back and instead line their own pockets).
It's mindboggling.

No. 4272

crunchyroll sucks, used to steal subs and operate illegally, but technically they are paying licenses and stuff. there are other subgroups that will always be better though.

No. 4273

The licensing fees are going to the investors, not the directors or the actual animation studio/animators.
There's really no defending them, to be honest.
They take other people's work, pay a paltry fee, and instead of supporting the actual people making anime, they shit out some CalArts student project.
It's extremely rare to see actual subgroups nowadays.

No. 4274

Not only that, they also miss out on a lot of stuff like foregin words or names. Last year they butchered Pop Team Epic's first episode because they somehow messed the audio up and translated the jokes and references literally. Hldive did a better job, but Crunchyroll's version did its damage.

No. 4275

>Gokushufudou: The Way of the House Husband

This is actually adorable, thanks for sharing

No. 4276

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Strange request but can any of you guys recommend an anime that makes you want to clean your house?

No. 4277

Howl's Moving Castle does this to me, as does some other Ghibli movies with homey montages.

No. 4278

Welcome to the NHK, I've heard, has gotten people into the "improve your life" mood after watching it. There was also a manga a little while back about just that. Here's a link if you wanna read it.
"The Life Changing Manga of Tidying Up"

No. 4279

I heard that anime has a pedo in it so I've been avoiding it. Thanks for the manga dl though!

No. 4280

Nta but the main character is a junkie lolicon/pedophile disgrace who iirc takes creepy pics of elementary schoolers.

No. 4281

samefag, I'm also pretty sure the author said he based him on himself (which adds up. I haven't thought about him or nhk in years but I remember he dated aminyan, joined a cult, and embarassed himself on television by gushing over how great the eva masturbation scene was. quite a cow.) so make of that what you will.

No. 4282

Did not realize he dated aminyan. But I read NHK and liked it as a novel but obviously the main character was an absolute garbage human being.

No. 4283

I see a lot of active Fatefags in various cow threads who keep getting shooed from sperging out about the franchise so how many of you are there?

No. 4284

I am one but I never post in snow or pt. Is this about the Shinji stan kek?

No. 4285

I'm one but I've never talked about it on lolcow.

No. 4286

What the fuck? That never happens. Yamazaki, his friend, is a pedophile who looks at junior idols in the novel, but that's the closest thing (and it gets cut out in the anime).
It's problematic, but no need to make shit up, ffs.

No. 4287

What are you talking about lol

No. 4288

Is this supposed to be funny and relatable or what?

No. 4289

…He's trying to do things he himself finds disgusting and reprehensible while his friend takes photos of him doing said things to put him in a self-hatred spiral to make himself change. He himself is not a pedophile, lmao. Were you only half-watching the show?

No. 4290

I watched this too and remember him doing "hyper self-pleasure" to photos of young girls.

No. 4291

They weren't kids, though, a lot of them had tits (and nowhere was it stated that they were "loli" or whatever).
Pedo shit was in the original novel, but not the show.

No. 4292

Have you even read the manga?

No. 4293

No, it's meant to be fucked up and the protagonist reaching a new low.
There is a quick shot of Satou's fap folder and one of them is LOLI

No. 4294

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Anyone there watched Kaiba?
It feels extremly unknown to most people and underrated. It's Yuasa's anime from 2008 with an Astroboy artstyle.
Basically it takes place in the future (?), where people can put their memories into chips and move to another body once they die.
I love it and I wish there could be more fanarts and talk about it overall.

No. 4295

>a lot of them had tits
hello, male
just because they have boobs doesn't mean they're not children

No. 4296

I wanted to love it because it seemed up my alley but ended up being really bored and unimpressed. I only saw like 4 episodes max and could not force myself to keep going. The characters felt too strange for strangeness' sake and unrelatable. Such a shame cause I adore artsy fartsy anime.

No. 4297

This is honestly the only anime I really like. I found it extraordinarily touching and I adore the art style. I just wish there were more episodes since the second half of the show wasn’t as good as the first and could’ve used more development.

No. 4298

Loved it, one of the top 3 anime to make me cry the most.

The only thing I was disappointed with was Neiro as a character, she had a lot of build up but I didn't find the part with her interesting. Hyo hyo deserved better.

No. 4299

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What are you watching this season? My top 3 are Dororo, Promised Neverland and Kaguya-sama

No. 4300

>anyone who doesn't automatically assume all women in anime are underage, even when sexually mature, must be a male
Are you retarded? Do you assume every porn star must be underage, too?
>>4293 actually makes a good point, I didn't recognize the "loli" folder. You'd think if they were underage, they'd be in that folder, or it'd openly be pointed out, lol.

No. 4301

NTA but why are you even arguing about this? What do you get out of trying to defend some anime guy's pedo honor? Stop.
I am considering Dororo since it's a classic. What do you like about those 3, anon?

No. 4302

I just don't like being called a male for stupid reasons.

No. 4303

ngl I had the same experiences anon. I wanted to like it, I was thrilled to start watching it when it came out in 2008 but it was just… greatly underwhelming. I never finished it because it seemed to rely too much on the niche art style and overall strangeness.

No. 4304

Isn't this supposed to showcase how pathetic he is? It's not glorifying him being a lolicon at all, I could understand people being disgusted if it was played as something to adore him for but it's the complete opposite of that. The overreacting moralfags need to gtfo.

No. 4305

The only overreaction is the one defending him from being a pedo in the anime. Anons simply pointed out that he is one.

No. 4306

10 bucks it's the same sperg(s) who were saying we mustn't use anime reaction images on Lolcow, but 80s anime is okay because reasons.

No. 4307

No one's defending him being a pedo, you just used 100% retard logic because you didn't watch the show but still wanted to jump in.

No. 4308

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>what do you like about those 3


I really like tragic set ups that sound like from an old legend, the duo of Dororo and Hyakkimaru is fun because of their contrast and how Dororo tries to communicate with him is really cute.
I find Emma's emotional and compassionate side really interesting since she's the female protagonist of a shounen manga. Her friends have a practical and logical approach but she loves and wants to save everyone and I find that interesting and wonder how it'll develop.
It's really fun, they're my types of characters and some things are too relatable.

Forgot to mention Mob Psycho 100 season 2 but I didn't start it yet.

No. 4309

Yeah it seems we have some underage tumblrite(s) in /ot/ who thinks 99% of mainstream anime is centered around pedophilia and is obsessed with calling people out for it, even when the anime is condemning them.

>inb4 anime reaction images are a sign of /pol/tard pedophile!!!!!!

No. 4310

The most times I saw that is when people post "lol ironic loli ahegao xD" tier images.

No. 4311

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> I remember he dated aminyan

what? source please?

This season I am enjoying Mob Psycho, Boogiepop, Promised Neverland, Jojo (ranked highest to lower)

I tried watching kaguya-sama since it has been so incredibly hyped up the ever since its announcement but unfortunately I just found it to be just that - hyped. Too edgy and immature for me.

No. 4312

anybody got any reccomendations for edo period/yokai type anime or manga? I've enjoyed Kamisama Kiss, Nurarihyon no mago and Inuyasha but can't seem to find much else i'd like

No. 4313


No. 4314

TIL women can’t be depressed.
fuck outta here.

No. 4315

Yeah they can't be. They can't be lonely either. Nearly all of NHKs core themes are lost on women.

No. 4316

Now that I think about it, the only people I've seen with boners for NHK were shitty r9k losers who learned nothing from it as our little robot friend demonstrated just now. Getting NHK in response to asking someone what their favorite animus/mangos are has sort of become a red flag to me, especially if it's paired with a fanservicey trash animu. My Lesbian Experience with Lonliness was better in every way imo and the mangaka wasn't a cringy retard who got involved with a cult and thirsted over aminyan for years.

No. 4317

eh, i disagree as someone who liked it as a window into japanese society and male otaku culture. but that's all it is, it's not a cute love story or something by any stretch. it was pretty realistic though. most people in japan have shit self esteem, especially women. and equally many male otaku are exactly like what the show depicted.

No. 4318

Glad you can understand that women live on easy mode and are thus immune to every problem in NHK.

No. 4319

Mods, please ban this scrote.

No. 4320

I still think too many male fans of NHK act just like that and have no intention to change because they don't see anything wrong with being such a useless loser. They treat it like a self pity circle jerk. It's popular amongst robots and other incels for a reason.

No. 4321

It plays into that "unfulfilled potential" scenerio that a lot of do-nothings fall into. It shows someone that's like them (but drawn semi-normal) getting better, so they think "oh yeah I could totally get better if I wanted to, just not right now!" They get the same feeling of having achieved a goal through seeing it in another character without actually doing it themselves, so there's no point in doing it themselves.

No. 4322

Check out the Mononoke tv-series for a real trip, Natsume's book of friends for modern yokai stuff and Mushishi for supernatural stuff going on in the historical countryside of Japan.

No. 4323

Oof, what a spot on assessment.
Isekai are even worse for that, since the pathetic, loser character dies and becomes "reborn" into a world where people actually give a shit about them.

No. 4324

This is exactly why women can't understand NHK you know.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 4325

i'd agree there, my only male friends aren't disgusting loafing robots and they like it for the same reasons i do.

No. 4326

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+1 for Mononoke, I was going to recommend it actually but I checked the time period and it's a little before the Edo period. Either way it's 10/10.

Mushishi as well but I really love Mononoke in particular.

No. 4327

Thanks anons! The art style for Mononoke looks stunning, i'm excited to watch it

No. 4328

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There is some shows what i have liked the most over the years:

Hachimitsu to Clover
Hanasaku Iroha
Michiko to Hatchin
Sakamichi no Apollon
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

I wish that they make some new anime with similar main character than Michiko Malandro. That lady was true badass and drop dead gorgeous in the same time.

No. 4329


Michiko to Hatchin is a fucking masterpiece and the only reason it's not widely hailed as such is because 80% of the audience was female and Sayo Yamamoto (wonderfully) did not give a shit about pleasing anyone but them. I fucking love it and I hope Yuri on Ice's popularity means she'll get to make more stuff like this.

Not to spoil, but the last scene makes me cry. I love their bond.

No. 4330

Anyone got some recommendations? Currently looking for some anime/manga that portrays lesbian relationships in a less fetishized/more mature way.
Anime without any romance is also appreciated.

No. 4331

People are saying that Bloom into You is pretty good.

No. 4332

Thanks anon, I'll check it out in a few days!

No. 4333

I have watched the first 4 eps of Dororo now and it is very good. I like the historical/supernatural plot. It lacks the fanservice bullshit of modern anime too.

No. 4334

wait theres a modern version of dororo? when was this released? the original manga is one of my favourites tbh, is it the same plot?

No. 4335

I liked Hana and Hina Afterschool (written by a woman) but it is about a high school relationship so it might not be as mature as you want.

No. 4336

Kaguya-sama Love is War (or something like that) is a simulcast that I've been enjoying. It's a twist on the "they both can't confess feelings" because the reason they won't confess is they're both awful people that think admitting feelings for the other person is beneath them. You get to watch them play 5d chess to bait a confession and hear their narcissistic inner monologues which are pretty funny.

Normally hate romance but this one has a fun little twist to the genre.

No. 4337

Sage for doublepost
My favorite anime series/short/film list that I'd recommend to people, in no particular order. My taste favors comfy, absurdist, and visually distinct works. There are no true spoilers, just a small snippet of themes mentioned going forward.

Mushishi - My favorite yokai/supernatural type anime. The theme song is very sweet and makes me get very relaxed. Character designs are simple but interesting, especially the protag's traveling merchant type backpack that he pulls cool stuff out of. Slow paced, comfy, mysterious.

Cromartie High School - This one's sub and dub both go hard. It's an absurdist comedy show set in a delinquent high school of sorts. Freddie Mercury, a gorilla, robots, hilarious stoic faces, this show has it all.

Serial Experiments Lain - This show captured the nihilism and darkness of the internet and our lives on social media before it ever happened. It's pretty heavy in allegory though it's possible to purely digest the visuals as pretty visuals as well.

Tatami Galaxy - If you can't read fast, you will probably be unable to watch this show bc the subs are lengthy and change quite fast. First of all visually unique and captivating. It's one of those "repeat the same day" shows but the structure isn't literally repeating the same day. The protag explores different life paths for himself at the start of his university life (which he has built up as a major event that will fix his life in his head), trying many different ways to be and finding out the ugly truth that he is still the same downer that he is no matter what superficial thing he changes about himself. It also isn't really a school show or anything. It's even more of a backdrop than most shows that also use a school as a setting. Plus it's university so that is already a huge difference imo.

Planetes - A show about garbage collectors in space. The juxtaposition of a mundane (even demeaning) job in the most outlandish setting is truly fascinating to me. The structure and tone changes a bit throughout the episodes, I'd say it matures into its themes as it goes. Highly recommended.

Cat Soup - A surreal short film about two cats. I don't want to say anything else, as the visuals are allegorical and I could not accurately describe the actual experience without oversimplifying it with the tangible details. The "plot" is simple and not important.

Angel’s Egg - Feels odd recommending this because I had a hard time getting through it in the many, many instances I've sat down to watch it. Still would say it's worth the watch especially if you like abstract things and Dark Souls. Yeah, really.

Golden Boy English Dub - The subject matter (humble plain spaghetti ass young boy has pussy thrown at him because he's inexplicably great at everything he does) has aged terribly and the English dub is absolutely atrocious BUT that is precisely the reason I want everyone to see this. It's a great "hatewatch", if you will.

Ponyo & Totoro - Lumping these together because they do the same thing for me. It's pure childlike nostalgia. These two manage to capture life through the eyes of children in comfy rural settings.

Also read the Berserk and Jojo manga.

No. 4338

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i've been rewatching/getting back into purely comfort shows recently, like strawberry marshmallow, k-on, tamako market and yokohama kaidashi kikou. makes me feel happy and nostalgic. any reccs? minimal fanservice as possible please

No. 4339

First season of gochiusa

No. 4340

Just started watching Domestic Girlfriend. Anyone have any opinions on this?

It's a shounen/seinen-romance drama but since it has a female mangaka it's not too male pandering.

I really like the OP.

No. 4341

Non Non Biyori is one of the most wholesome and comforting anime I have ever watched

No. 4342

Isn't it about a guy who has a crush on his sister and stepmom? ?

No. 4343

It got kinda weird by season 2 imo. I got turned off bc the show seemed to be more pandering to lolicons than me who watched it for comfy countryside slice of life.

No. 4344

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Close, it's 2 step sisters, the step mom is just a parent. He only has crush on one of the sisters. When I posted this last night I only saw the first 2 episodes, but now I've caught up to all 7 episodes of the anime and is starting the manga.

It's a massive 200+ chapter manga so this premise is too simple.

Here's what I really liked about the anime and why I found it so engaging:

> You can really tell that a woman wrote this, there's no overfocus on the internal development of the male character and instead all the characters, including characters that you usually don't see get developed such as the parents, get their own time to shine.

> Compared to the manga the anime is more serious and dramatic. Many of the jokes and ecchi moments in the manga are left out which gives it a more realistic feel.
> Has themes that are usually verboten in shounen like female promiscuity and early sex.
> Treats weak or vulnerable women with respect. Most shounens writes them off as losers or doormats or damsels in distress but this show really goes into the vulnerability and tries to contextualize it.
> The anime is well executed. I've started and dropped the manga numerous times over the past 3 years and never managed to actually get into reading it. But the acting, the music, the production etc really sold me.

Other thoughts:

> Sometimes compared with scum's wish but this is much better written from what I've seen so far.

> Really gets into the melodrama soapy feel with all the unusual circumstances.
> Very low ratings is sad. But usually my favs (my absolute fav is From the new world) have low ratings.

No. 4345

I'm interested in it but I'm waiting to see whether he ends up with the older woman or not yet. If he ends up with the other girl I'm not really interested.

No. 4346

Damn really? That's really disappointing. I only watched season 1 so I had no idea.

For other wholesome comfy farming anime I'd recommend Gin No Saji (silver spoon). Also Omoide Poroporo, it's a movie but it's so amazing.

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I wish there were more shows like Yuri on Ice, and I wish it’s huge cringey fanbase didn’t obscure the fact that it’s actually good as fuck.

>made by women for women

>plot is realistic
>nobody is sexualized against their will / no rape and voyeuristic or pedo shit
>characters act like humans with flaws, not fetish archetypes
>characters of different races have different faces and features but they aren’t shitty racist stereotypes
>sweet love story without ridiculous plot twists

Also the fact that all the competitors are friendly at the core and root for each other really warms my heart. Too bad season 2 / movie/ preview won’t come out until the audience has stopped giving a shit.

No. 4348

disagree here.

No. 4349

>plot is realistic
I would definitely disagree with that. To me it felt more like a woman's fantasy to have a main homosexual character whose idol turns out to also be gay and even more obsessed with him.

No. 4350


nice try anon

No. 4351

>all the competitors just love love love eachother and are sugoi nice!!!

No. 4352

> characters act like humans with flaws, not fetish archetypes

"realistic" humans with flaws is my fetish

No. 4353

I like it too, it's a feel good story and the skating scenes are nice.

A pity that it seemed to go beyond fujo bait into something more serious with Yuuri and Viktor but still ended up reduced to fujo anime status because of the fandom.

No. 4354

What is "fujo anime status" and how is it bad? It seems to me that it obtained the highest level of recognition possible without going mainstream mainstream like One Piece or something. It has a primary demographic like every show but unless you're looking for guys to like it it's already a success.

No. 4355

I agree anon, I really enjoyed it. Could've been better without all the fujo bait but eh, I guess Yamamoto had to secure a bigger audience so I don't really complain about it.

No. 4356

probably when fujos run an anime so far into the ground it will never be seen as anything other than just another fujo pandering anime that makes you roll your eyes every time you see the characters.

No. 4357

Yes, that's exactly what I meant.

No. 4358

Do you mean fujo production staff or fujo fandom. Cause I don't agree with this at all. If you only talk to fujos then sure you're going to get a lot of fujo content but among the broader fanbase it has plenty of recognition for just being a good show.

No. 4359

>girls liking stuff is bad guise
Maybe you should examine why you're so embarrassed of a series having the reputation for female fans/a homo couple. What's wrong with women being into a couple that panders to us for once AND is actually from a good series? Why does a couple suddenly become eyeroll worthy if they're not straight, is there some special standard they have to meet to prove themselves as srs business romance?

No. 4360

Stop conflating fujoshi with all women.

No. 4361

Personally I want to see more sexualized men. Women are already overly sexualized and objectified in every form of media that we deserve to get some back to pander to us. The only shitty thing I see in fujobaiting series is that they never have an endgame to satisfy the viewer.

That being said, the anons shitting on Yuri on Ice and completely ignoring the character dynamics, the story of Yuuri growing his talent and finding his second half with a lot of touching scenes need to fuck off and go back watching their ecchi harem isekai and romcom bullshit for more good girl points. The cringy fujo strawman won't hurt you or "actual gay men" no matter how much you wish it did.

No. 4362

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I feel like Minami-ke is from the same "era" as strawberry marshmellow. Very wholesome series and no fan-service except for this funny guy

No. 4363

It's the same thing with things like boy bands and young adult novels, if only young women and girls like it, it must be cringeworthy and straigjt out embarrassing. If men also like it, then it's serious entertainment and worthy of praise. Girl idol franchises only get lighthearted sameface memes made out of it, but nowhere near the absolute blind hatred most series centered around serving the female gaze do. Something like Free is treated as joke but if it had a sizable male audience, it would be celebrated. It's depressing to see so many fellow women buy into the meme and police other females for liking ~le icky gay fetishization rape shows~ but letting a lot of male demographic shows get away with whatever bottom of the barrel pandering the creators throw at the wall.

No. 4364

this is all just strawmen, projection, and assumption coming from angry fujos upset that their silly anime got insulted.

No. 4365

>Personally I want to see more sexualized men.

Same, and I want them to be straight/the love interest not gay coded, in a show aimed at women. Anyone know any characters like that?

No. 4366

>why do you guise let menz do gross stuff but not us women?!

this shit again. no one is talking about men, and no one is even defending (or mentioning) men and their shitty pandering crap.

the other part of this argument that gets me is you seem to think that since this crap is being pushed on women it's somehow a positive thing. yea, no. companies that shit out this garbage aren't suddenly seeing women as some kind of respectable demographic, they're just realizing women are as stupid as men and lap this crap up just as much when it's marketed towards them instead. that's why every romance show is either some flash in the pan otoge style plot with a plain-jane MC and the same 4 or 5 interchangeable anime male personalities. or it's just a generic pseudo-shounen ai with or without an unimportant female lead who's just around to give the audience a more personal front row seat to all the boy blushies. in the end all this """market representation""" has done for anyone is make it more acceptable for studios to shit out the same garbage for women as they do for men.

No. 4367

Ha, ain't that the truth. Anime is in a sad state.

No. 4368

There is nothing wrong with this lmao.

Anyway read up to about chapter 40 out of 200 now. Wow somewhere along the way it lost the "realism". Now we've got stuff like


> false rape accusations

> attempted rape
> forgiven for attempted rape because the friend of the rapist asked nicely that the rapist be forgiven

Last one is particularly inexcusable and makes me want to drop the whole thing.

No. 4369

use the spoiler function newfag.

No. 4370

I.. I really don't see the problem where big studios realize that women are a sizable audience and start pandering to them and their sexuality. What the fuck? I would've been so happy as a teenager to have something like that. Are you a scrote?

No. 4371

Nta but my problem with the stuff anon wrote about is how low quality those shows are. It is good that the anime industry is pandering to the female audience but what they actually produce isn't very good.

No. 7598

YoI and Free are high quality shows both in writing and production.

No. 7601

Too bad either of them couldn't get execution right.

No. 10561

I agree about YOI. I never found Free appealing though, and at least give those shirtless guys some nipples, they look dumb without it.

And I'm still wondering if there is anime where the female mc's love interest is sexy fanservice material, like Viktor in the onsen?

No. 10574


I meant realistic in terms of the sports aspect, although honestly victor and yuri’s romance isn’t exactly entirely out of left field either? They’re both professionals in the same sport so they’d understand each other’s lifestyles and they’re both in-universe attractive. And they have disagreements/ issues that would be realistic for a couple instead of contrived plot twists.

There’s no power levels and weird KnB fantasy shit in the show. Hell MC is far from overpowered and loses out plenty of times.

No. 10575


It’s literally not BL. It’s a sports themed show primary and a homosexual love story as the second focus.

Honestly it’s not the best show ever but it does manage to command an unexpected and baffling amount of butthurt, even before the awful tumblr fandom set in.

No. 10576

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people throwing a fit about fujoshi are the “not like other girls” of the weebs. Trust me, we’re all equally pathetic no matter what we schlick to.

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I do not mind fujoshis as long as they act like sane human beings and keep to their bedrooms and their fandoms. The ones that see ~kawaii yaoi bois~ everywhere on the street, walk with yaoi-themed buttons and sperg about shipping all attractive male characters with each other are a bit cancerous.

No. 10648

Nobody cares what you think anon. Don't ask don't tell has been out of favor for 20 years now.

No. 10651

Found the triggered yaoifag.
I don't think it's normal to be informed about strangers' choices in porn by their clothes, but okay.
It's just as bad as the ahogao t-shirts.

No. 10661

Maybe if you legbeards stopped being so easily triggered you all wouldn't get bullied into trooning out.

No. 10665


Every fujoshit I know (not many admittedly) is more careful about hiding their power level than other female weebs though.

Didn’t the fakeboi / transtrender ones all leave BL fandoms for soft uwu mlm Voltron slash?

No. 10678

It's going to be probably at least another year before the manga finishes and a winner is called but the chances are good. I think the mangaka self-inserts as the older teacher. If anyone cares I'll explain why I think so. A lot of males prefer the younger girl for reasons that feel pedo to me. I found this guy online that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZtgpenF8V0 shares my thoughts on that. The older girl is written more realistically.

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A good 80% of anime is shitty, across all genres and demographics. If we want any good fujo shows at all, there is going to be many shitty shows as well. Considering we've tolerated endless shitty male oriented series for decades, we don't owe the industry non stop masterpieces to justify ourselves as a viable, profitable audience.

YOI is actually good, particularly as a sports series but also as a romance. It wasn't perfect but you can tell it was a passion project for people who love skating and qt boys. Had a great OST, some moments of nice animation, attractive designs that are just different enough to avoid being generic, a bunch of memorable and cute moments… overall not something to be embarrassed of at all.

No. 14724

Agreed. They're either the "not like other girls" or straight out butthurt scrotes who love to use the most hyperbolic examples of out of control 2006 yaoi paddle girls like this anon here >>10635 . It's not even worth trying to argue with them because due to minimal experience with the BL community and the genre they've set on the narrative that every anime that has gay tones to it is garbage pandering and every fujo is just a vapid mid 2000's yaoi hand rape lover. A lot of girls today love fetishizing lolis and yuri but they never receive the amount of hate fujos do.

No. 19196

Anyone have any thoughts on kaguya-sama?

No. 19361

The popularity of kaguya sama is a complete mystery to me. I couldn't believe that on reddit the episodes discussion were on the same level as mob. I've watched 3 episodes and it was just terribly boring. Not funny, not compelling, not horrible. Idk I just felt no need to continue watching, it was the same thing every episode. It's pretty and well animated sometimes but that's it.

No. 19403

I legit think it's the best romcom ever written. You're right the first ~20 chapters are probably the weakest as they're episodic sitcom style but it quickly becomes more than that.

The animefeminist impressions here are something I agree with: https://www.animefeminist.com/podcast-chatty-af-83-winter-2019-mid-season-check-in/ ctrl-f for kaguya-sama.

Kaguya is also the most upvoted manga on /r/manga of all time. It is actually kind of brilliant.

No. 19415

The manga is fantastic. The anime is a good adaptation, but it feels like the timing of the jokes is slightly off in the anime.

No. 19473

Highschool romcom are just not really my kind of thing anymore if it doesn't have a twist to it. Kaguya just didn't click with me.
But I know it's considered to be a really really good manga so mayhaps I'll give the anime another shot one day.

No. 19511

For what it's worth I tried to get into the Kaguya manga at least twice over the past 3 years and dropped it around chapter 10 each time for basically the same reason as you stated. Then when the hype around the anime started I gave it another shot and now I love it.

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had added saiki on my "to-watch" list after anons here saying it's better than gintama bc i couldn't get into gintama for the life of me kek and i finally got round to watching it. spent like last 3 days binging through the first series and am now halfway through the second and it is really good! for comedic stuff, nichijou still has my heart but saiki's a close second!

No. 19724

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Has anyone watched Hozuki's Coolheadedness? It's about a mean oni working under the king of Japanese hell. And it's somehow cute and funny.

When this scene happened all I could think of was that it looked like one of Kaneoya Sachiko's sexual fantasies. Thanks a lot LC.

No. 19820

I tried watching this because someone posted him in the husbando thread (lel if it was you) but I really couldn't make it past the first episode. It was so boring and I didn't really know what was going on. I like the dude's voice though.

No. 19833

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Ha no he isn't my husbando…yet. I will admit he is cute and so is the Chinese womanizer guy.
TBH it's a very Japanese show and you do need to have some knowledge about Japanese myths to enjoy it, so if someone loves youkai and shit it will be straight up their alley. I like it but it won't be everyone's cup of tea.

No. 22252

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As much as I enjoy the games, nothing can top the Yo-Kai Watch anime. I happened to have watched it out of curiosity and I found it super hilarious. It reminded me of Cromartie High School. I miss anime like this, the trope seemed to have died down in the mid 2000s.

No. 22271

i'm really pissed off about the ending they chose for meiji tokyo renka.

you rarely see the bad end for isekai with male MC and i am pissed as fuck she didn't get with anyone and ended the series kissing ogai. you can't just do that kind of shit with timeskips and expect it to make sense

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I just watched the first episode on the Fruits Basket reboot and I loved it! I'm so glad that Kyo still sounds exactly the same and Yuki sounds… a bit off but I think I'll get used to it. I really hope they can get a season 2 out of this too. It's gunna suck not being able to binge watch this like I did the original (since the new episodes don't drop until Saturdays). I'm so impatient I wanna watch all of it now lol.

No. 24312

Oh I need to watch this. I loved the original, feels like 100 years ago since it came out though. It is nice that Tohru looks like an actual human now.

No. 24361

Please do! It feels so 2000! I forgot how much I miss that era of anime. I think ima rewatch the original while I wait haha

No. 24383

Man, I wonder if they'll adapt DRRR!! SH or F/SF (both made by the same author) since F/SF would be cool

No. 24391

Ngl I actually hate the SH novels so I'm hoping they don't adapt them. It's such a bad rehash of the original that I don't even want to associate the two.

Also izaya sucks so the fact that they made a novel for him grossed me out soo much lmao

No. 24393

The funniest thing is that even the novel subtitle (Snake Hands) is apparently a reference to the idiom "Drawing legs on a snake" which basically calls it unnecessary sequel.
Also yeah I preferred the ending when Izaya fate was left ambiguos but atleast now the fucker is a cripple with a trauma

No. 24422

>but atleast now the fucker is a cripple with a trauma

he deserved to die a lot more dire fate than a lot of the other chars in the finale, I'm pissed he survived at all.

then again nobody likes my fav character who's a relatively minor asshole so like, who am I to talk? drrr is one of those series where the side chars are better than the fucking mains even when they get little focus, which is why the original is one of my fav series, I usually prefer supporting chars and drrr has a fun suppprting ensemble cast, which is what made it so likable for me aside from its flaws

izaya, shizuo, and fucking mikado kinda bored me, although at least shizuo played well off varona character wise and got some development, I fucking hate mikado and izaya with a passion and that will never change.

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The first ep of Sarazanmai was wild. It was like Penguindrum turned up to 11, and I love Ikuhara's style so it's just what I expected/wanted and I love it already.

Though I recommend googling kappas before watching it so the crazy shit makes some sense.

No. 25877

…That sounds incredibly crappy. Sad to hear Ikuhara will never deliver masterpiece like Utena again.

No. 25892

I thought it was a fun, abstract first episode! Been waiting for something that's supernatural and comfy with no haremshit. I have high expectations for the rest of the series.

No. 25922

Penguindrum is amazing, what's your problem with it? A series doesn't have to be Utena tier to be good.

No. 25926

I gave up watching it halfway because the writing was cringey weeb shit and the characters were typical animu blank slates with one or two personality traits thrown in.
I wanted to love it, but ended up being so disappointed. I loved the Dear Future ending song tho.

No. 25949

utena is shit an ikuhara is shit.

No. 25964

what's your beef with Utena?
Won't fight you on Ikuhara as I believe Utena ended up being good because it was a group project.

Ikuhara's lesbian fetish is getting really creepy.
He's like Andrew Dobson of anime, except more talented.

No. 26036

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I haven’t watched Sarazanmai yet but it sounds like it’s going to be pretty wild. There was a staff interview and they were saying that the series has things in it that shouldn’t be aired on tv, whatever that means. I don’t know if they were referring to /that/ scene from the first episode.

I started watching the anime for Kimetsu no Yaiba, I’ve been following the manga for a while and the anime looks really nice so far. They’re doing a great job with adapting its art style and all the different clothing patterns.

No. 26112

I was shocked multiple times during the first episode that they got permission to show some scenes.
Shit was wild, I expected nothing much after Yuri Bear flop but this is sure shaping up to be something else.

No. 26115

Utena is godly and I still love that JA Seazer did the soundtrack. It's so good.

No. 26438

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I'm rewatching Initial D, this series has no right to be as good as it is
>subject matter that usually bores me to tears
>ugly art style that changes every season and heinous cgi
>autistic mc who basically never loses
>entire soundtrack is the most tacky genre ever
>just races over and over again
>still the fucking hypest, funnest shit in all of anime

I don't know how they pulled it off

No. 26470

That's because of the wonderful characters the show has created and the interactions had between them. I don't think I've ever seen such great camaraderie in anime before that felt so real. Their personalities and sense of morals is incredibly wholesome and relatable.

>subject matter that usually bores me to tears

Same here but each race, I found myself rooting for Takumi (even if I knew he was going to win) and being captivated by each race. The surprising twists even threw me off a little in the best way possible. Also Takumi and Keisuke are cute and are husbando material.

No. 26507

Same here anon, I don't give a shit about cars and the art style is ugly as fuck but I'll be damned if Initial D isn't one of my favourite animes. It's so fucking well made with characters you're invested in and car races that actually get intense that you can't help but love it.

No. 26726

man… i might have to check out Initial D now because i just can't get myself to read/watch it due to those fucking lips.

No. 27065

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The art flaws are very, very easy to ignore because you'll get hooked on the racing within a couple of episodes.

Takumi and the Takahashi bros are still qt imo

No. 27066

Guess I'm just getting old but I don't see why you wouldn't watch it solely because of the art style. It's not like anime looks good now either.

No. 27152

What would you recommend for this spring season ? I've skimmed the list but nothing really grabbed my attention.
I had only planned to watch OPM 2 but the first episode was kinda bad, don't think I'll continue.

No. 27155

ikuhara just really creeps me out too much. it's probably been tainted more because a lot of my friends drink the ikuhara koolaid and really like all his other "uwu precious pure lesbian" fetishism shit. like yurikuma, which i had to watch, and the only part i liked was how the princess' storyline basically explained why the patriarchy sucks.

No. 27158

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Initial D is also good meme material.

No. 27189

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Anyone else watching Bungo stray dogs? Season 3 recently began, but I'm so uninterested in this flashback. Although it's kinda nice to see what young Dazai and Chuuya were like.

No. 27303

I think he includes enough male fanservice and gay men to justify the lesbians without being a weird fetishist. Everyone was fucking everyone in Utena. And Utena was feminist enough to make me feel like he may be one of the few men in the anime industry who have some modicum of empathy or understanding for women.

I didn't watch Yurikuma though, heard bad things about it even from men.

No. 27309

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DavidPro is handling Vento Aureo amazingly.

No. 29771

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Anyone else love old school anime from the 70s and 80s? In most cases I can't stand the style of the 00s and 10s

No. 29800


With yurikuma being yurikuma and whatever the heck autogyne fetish shit sarazanmai is shaping up to be, Ikuhara has never made anything that wasn’t lolrandom with added forbidden sex shit. Utena was definitely a team project.

No. 29851

I love that style too! It's very smooth (if the anime was done by a reputable studio). Some animes from the past two decades are OK as well, depending on the genre (and studio!)

No. 29879

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I'm really enjoying Kono Oto Tomare! But the "school club slice of life" genre is my favorite and the only thing I'll watch these days, so you might not like it at all, honestly.

No. 29913

You should watch attack on titan

> school club slice of life genre is my favorite
Why? Curious what the appeal is for you.

No. 29949

It's the most aesthetically appealing style. I find they don't look too much like a caricature unlike modern anime. The 80s style is more relatable and much better looking, no question.

No. 29972

They're usually extremely comfy and I like that I can learn at least a little bit of something at the same time. I've never been involved in any extracurricular activities before, only solo hobbies, so maybe that's another reason.

No. 30408

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Who else is watching Carole & Tuesday? It's from Shinichiro Watanabe. I just finished the first episode and it looks good.

No. 30607

This is basically not even anime for me. It's too westernized.

No. 30622

most of watanabe's anime is more westernized tbh

i do have a soft spot for bebop and space dandy…. maybe i should start watching this one. i've been kind of slovenly on watching anime lately so it'd be nice to get back into it, watch this and more jojo after my exam week is over

No. 30683

Is there a full English dub of this? I found the sudden change into English Vocals very bizarre. Would be way better either entirely in JP or ENG.

No. 30691

Don't think so, the anime is still airing. I've heard it will be fully released on Netflix after it ends, idk about the eng dub though.

I'm really enjoying it, the artstyle is cute and the anime itself is comfy. Seems like a lighter version of Nana.

No. 30694

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Love is War was light hearted and cute! I also loved the characters, except for the otaku dude, he was gross and annoying.

No. 30744

Love the show, the otaku dude is a reminder that this is a shounen romance. He's still annoying in the manga. Kashiwagi though.

No. 31207

Chihayafuru is one of my all time fav anime so I'll definitely check this out !

Yes I forgot to mention AoT but I'm watching it ! I still can't believe it gets better and better with each season

No. 31221

Yes I'm an AoT manga reader and the rest of this season will be truly the stuff of legends. Might also be controversial for various reasons, we'll see if it resurfaces.

No. 31230

Where is the anime up to in the manga? I dropped it after the first season and at like chapter 60 but might catch up with the anime.

No. 31273

Another AoT manga reader here, would you mind posting your impressions when the season ends? It'd be interesting to see the opinion of an anime-only watcher.

Right now the anime adapted chapter 78, IIRC.

No. 31313

can't wait for best girl miko iino to show up in the next season

No. 31813

Is the JJBA part 5 anime worth watching? I’ve been getting tempted by screenshots but I’m more of a manga person

No. 31817

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Absolutely. Dpro is making a great job with it.

No. 31834

I think it is the worst part and hate every single moment spent watching it. Why I go on on this suffering, you ask? Can't help but be a Jojofag with no selfrespect

No. 31836

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>Vento Aureo
>worst part

No. 31989

>would you mind posting your impressions when the season ends? It'd be interesting to see the opinion of an anime-only watcher

No problem !
I was/still am very lucky to not have been spoiled on anything the Reiner and Bert reveal blew me away lmao it will be pure anime-only impressions

No. 32446

Thoughts on today's episode?

No. 32514

What a shit taste. Correction: that would be DIU

No. 32546

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Correction: that would be Phantom Blood.

No. 33002

Just read this interesting article about how sword art online's writer became more woke and tried to write in a more inclusive way: https://www.animefeminist.com/feature-when-creators-strive-to-improve-female-representation-the-case-of-sword-art-onlines-reki-kawahara/

Huh, is this the first example of western sjwism working out as intended in anime?

No. 33004

Is asking someone to cut back on the loli tentacle rape scenes really sjwism?

No. 33022

Not sure what you're talking about. The problem with SAO was that Asuna became a damsel in distress in after the first arc. This is about how the female characters will be written with more agency.

No. 33031

While I'm glad Asuna is becoming slightly more than a literal 15 year old recepticle for semen (I'm not exaggerating - read the SAO erotic book he wrote), there are progressive stories and realistic women in manga going back to the 1930s. This moron (who is 44 years old) suddenly realizing women are slightly human is not 'woke' to anyone but a tumblrtard

No. 33035

No. 33038

Ep 4 right ? 10/10 honestly. I love hopeless, depressing episodes. And sacrificing yourself for the greater good ? Amazing trope. Loved Armin and Erwin character developement. I have no idea how this battle will end but I'm sure next ep is gonna be wild lmao

No. 33052

Yeah, there's actually a lot of anime where female characters are fine. SAO is probably one of the worst examples out there because of how overly popular it got.

No. 33114

Yes but the article's not about all anime, it's about one guy and the impact that western voices had on him. I wanted to talk about how it's possible for us to influence japan and the anime culture. I used to think that it wasn't possible, but it's interesting that it is.

No. 33951

Anyone tried Sekine-kun no Koi?

No. 34065

Going to watch With Hunter Robin soon. Looks like a nice and gritty show that flew under the radar? I've never seen anyone talk about this, anywhere. A friend told me about it a couple days ago.

No. 34071

I tried to watch it but felt underwhelmed with the plot. I like the artstyle and idea.

No. 34074

I remember people talking about it and cosplaying it when it was new on Adult Swim. Maybe it's just an old show.

No. 36043

I remember watching this show! Can't remember shit about it tho

No. 36247

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Aggretsuko season 2 is out on Netflix!
It's so cute and relatable and I'm only a few episodes in. Hoping to finish it sometime this week.

No. 36256

I just saw that show on Netflix and started watching it with my sister. It's really nice

No. 36274

I loved season 1 (even watched it multiple times) and I finished the new season in one day. It was everything I hoped for. This show just really helps me in my day to day life, I very much relate to Restuko's lack of ambition and hobbies
The only thing I didn't like about this season was Anai because the "moral" of his story is just…. terrible. No consequences for his actions and even worse people treating him like a baby is apparently the thing to do ?? What ?

No. 36282

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What you think about this show?

Quite simple slice of life story, but it was one of the best looking stop motion animations, what i have seen in years.

No. 36284

I love that show but tfw no caring and loveable mascots to come home to.

No. 36305

an awful interpretation of rilakkuma.

No. 36327

I liked it I binged watched all the episodes tho. Sad.

No. 36328

Yep! Im on episode 7 already lol I got my bf into it and now hes almost done with the first season so we can binge watch the rest.

No. 36335

Tbh i thought the character models were ugly as sin and rilakkuma sounded like a neckbeard. I was very disappointed. I was hoping for just a cute rilakkuma hijinks show like the old Kogepan show.

Anai made me so uncomfortable as a character. His actions, expressions and overall character gave me serious crazy vibes. I hated how his arc was resolved. Also, I realized how much I dislike almost all characters in the show except for Gori and Washimi. Everyone else felt so one note and annoying this time around. Though Ton-bucho became one of my favorites

No. 36759

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should i get back into jojo? i watched the first part years ago and never continued. i just want to understand wtf people are talking about since i keep seeing everyone talk about it everywhere

No. 36762

Read Jojolion and watch the episodes of vento aureo with doppio and the one where giorno gives mista a blowjob in public, thats whats important.

No. 36764

i just want to understand why mista keeps shooting himself and who mista even is

No. 36765

Honestly you could prob just start watching part 5 and just read the wiki to get an idea of what stands are, who the recurring characters are etc. But if you wanna start from the beginning read the manga to save the time. It's been a long time so I'm not sure if every part has good scans but if I watched it instead I'd have given up on slogging through part 3.

No. 36773

do jojo fans even enjoy jojo? why do so many of them talk about skipping parts

No. 36775

I'm starting to think no one actually likes this anime at all. It's one of those things people pretend to like to be in on the meme or something. Or maybe that type of humor just doesn't appeal to me.

No. 36780

i'm not super into jojo but the parts kind of are hit or miss. the writing is wildly different from part to part, so it's kind of like dragonball vs dbz vs dbzGT etc.

No. 36792

Has anyone here ever watched and completed a long anime (100+ episodes)? Would you recommend trying to watch all of it, or skipping filler and focusing on important episodes? I've been wanting to get into some older anime (from the 90s/2000s) but a lot of them have a large episode count and it seems so overwhelming. Especially shows with a shit ton of spin offs and sequels. I've never watched an anime with more than 50 episodes.

For example I used to love Inuyasha as a kid and wanted to restart it, but it has 193 episodes which just seems like…a lot. Or I used to want to watch Sailor Moon so I could understand the hype but it has 200. Those seem doable but people keep recommeding stuff like One Piece to me but that has over 800 episodes! Is it worth the time investment to watch the whole thing or am I better off sticking to shorter shows?

No. 36796

I read all of the manga up to a the beginning of Jojolion because of the fuckery with Batoto and I liked every part. I'm in the middle of the Stardust Crusaders anime and it's really not that different from the manga so I don't get why people would try to skip parts in particular. They can be read separately but almost everyone s surprised that they don't understand something in one part because they skipped a previous part. It reminds me of Homestuck super fans who brag about and recommend skipping the 1st four acts even though it's an integral part of the story.

No. 36822

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Animefillerlist.com is your friend, anon. Don't waste your time. Only watch the episodes you need to.

No. 36834

I generally just read the manga, it's faster and just as enjoyable imo.

No. 36857

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First part is the weakest. It gets much better afterwards. So yeah, definitely get back into it! For me it went a bit like this:
>watches part 2
>"This is my favorite!"
>watches part 3
>"Now this is my favorite!"
>watches part 4
>"Now this is my favorite!"
>watches part 5
>"Now this is my favorite!"
Except that Vento Aureo was my favorite when I first read it, and is now confirmed favorite with the anime, kek

The "skipping parts" is a meme, most fans have read the manga.

Nah, it's really good imo, and unique. It's campy and entertaining, can make you laugh and cry, and I like Araki's creativity. I also thought it was weird at first, but it grows on you pretty quickly.

No. 36868

Inuyasha has some great filler though.

No. 36871

Thank you anons!

No. 36872

i've watched all 600+ eps of naruto, (fillers included) and i honestly didn't mind at all. some of them were pure aids though.
like >>36868 some fillers can be great and enjoyable so skipping out on them blindly is probably not the best way to go if you're not in any rush.

No. 36886

I've watched all of Bleach, HxH 2011, Naruto + 80% of Shippuden and I got as far as 600~ episodes of One Piece.
I was able to watch that much because I started when I was in middle school/high school. I had a lot of free time so I caught up pretty fast to the airing episodes. I can tell you a few things that may help you decide :
- It's always better to start a long anime that is already finished. Because if you catch up you will almost certainly not watch new episodes every week and then you will not be as invested in the story as before. That's what happened with One piece for me.
- You can skip fillers. Find a list of episodes with marked fillers and just test if you like them or not.
- Idk if it's nostalgia or something but I really loved the first few seasons of One Piece. I'm sure now it hasn't aged well but I think it's worth it. It gets worse and worse though so don't watch all 800+ episodes.
- I watched HxH a few years ago and I was like you thinking is it worth it to start such a long anime when I don't have the time I used to have ? And absolutely yes. I think HxH is a good example because it's "only" 150 episodes with no fillers. You probably think it's a lot but I can tell you it goes by very quickly, you will have no problem with Inuyasha.
- If you prefer reading manga than watching anime then don't waste your time. For me, manga have no impact because it doesn't have sound, music and VA but I know a lot of people prefer manga.

No. 36910

This is really really helpful, thanks! I feel way more motivated to watch longer shows now, I'll just be sure to look into fillers and see what's worth watching/skipping. I got some time to kill this summer so I'll give it a shot

No. 36963

I did with Naruto (not counting Shippuden), Ranma 1/2, Slayers and Yu Yu Hakusho at least. I found it easy to follow these shows because they were on TV so I just had to turn on the TV after coming back from school. I started Gintama and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure a few years ago but I never finished these ones because I was too busy for that. As soon as I have enough free time I'll get back into Gintama though, I watched like 210 episodes I think. As for JJBA I already read the manga anyway. For anime that are adaptations of manga from the shonen jump, absolutely skip filler episodes, I've gone through the ones in Naruto hoping they'll adapt some stuff from the manga before Shippuden at the time on TV and it sucks.

>Those seem doable but people keep recommeding stuff like One Piece to me but that has over 800 episodes!

Just read the manga, I've been told by friends that the quality takes a nosedive at some point and when there aren't filler episodes they just make some of the episodes really slow like in DBZ. tbh this piece of advice can be applied to most shonen jump anime except YYH and the recent ones where they actually make separate seasons and the episodes are faithful adaptations.

No. 39094


Honestly, if you're looking to get into an older series with a lot of episodes, but with fillers cut, I recommend Dragonball Z Kai. It's basically Dragonball Z, but with the fillers cut out and shortened. Also, the new animation they use for the opening is gorgeous. Too bad they didn't keep the fillers down to a minimum with Super though tbh.

No. 39147

Girls I come with a request! Does any of you have suggestions of anime that has a group of girls (preferably no boys) just hanging out and enjoying their lives, fanservice is okay too.

So far the ones I have seen
>Comic girls
>Wakaba girl
>Lucky Star
>Slow Start
>Stella no Mahou
>A Channel

No. 39154

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scrot detected
get the fuck out

No. 39156

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Why can't you enjoy cute anime with girls friendship. I'am already cursed studying in field where there is almost no other girls and all of my bffs live far away. This just makes me happy and remember all the fun days we spent together.

No. 39159

Looks like we're not just dealing with a normal weeb scrot, we got a compsci troon on our hands.


No. 39163

I got that impression too.

No. 39165

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Sorry I gave that impression, I genuinely don't understand what I said wrong (tbh now that I look the part GIRLS I COME WITH A REQUEST seems creepy, Im dumb). I simply enjoy the light-hearted genre and this art-style, which I really want to learn.

No. 39171

This is a women-only site. Women don't watch that moe blob pedobait bullshit.

No. 39176

nta, but i love watching moeshit shows, because i love the theme of female friendship. most of it is really innocent anyway.

No. 39177

forgot to sage

No. 39178

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It's innocent because young innocent girls are a male fantasy… literally pedobait. it can be palatable enough for girls since it's not explicit but it's still weird af and completely unrelatable with regards to irl friendship.

Pic related is the only girl gang I'd fit in with.

No. 39179

Not every woman is bitter to the core to the point she can't enjoy wholesome stuff anymore, you dumbasses. And not everything with cute girls is pedobait

Little Witch Academia is my favourite. Yama no Susume has cute animation, too

No. 39180

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>Shit on anon for liking moe shit and post an anime with literal tranny in it

No. 39182

The original anon literally asked for fanservice, bb. Face it, moeshit is pedo-enabling at best. Have you seen how little girls get treated in “glorious” Nippon, Home of the Lolicon?

No. 39183

nta but japan's history with crossdressing doesn't really strike me as full-troon

No. 39186

Nta but all trannies are troons and all cross dressers are creeps.

No. 39187

yeah, kuragehime is one of my favourites, but i also really enjoyed k-on. it's relatable to me as i used to have very similar group of friends. the final episode of second season always breaks my heart.
idk i just find it really mean to shit on other anons for liking chill cute anime. not everyone who doesn't 100% share your taste is a tranny/scrote. to be honest, i find males who like these shows far more weird than females, as those shows are usually really girly and cute.

…he is not a tranny, he just likes dressing in feminine clothes. he is 100% a dude and he identifies as such.

No. 39188

we get it, it's horrible, but most of those shows are really innocent. no mentions of sex, no erotic/sexual content. i'm as disgusted by lolicon as any other sane person, but some of you need to calm down a little, holy shit.

No. 39193

Kuranosuke is a boy who does drag you retard. He's not a tranny.

Also it's obvious from your lack of sage that you're the original scrot who asked for moe shit.

No. 39229

Are you capable of basic english comprehension? It says nowhere "fanservice please", just it "was okay, too". No one is saying Japan doesn't have issues with female gender? Just take a chill pill, you're the one saying perfectly chaste stuff is being sexual

No. 39233

>you're the one who sees it as dirty, not me! you must be the pervert here!

typical reversal from a perv.

No. 39243

I liked the art style of that show. I liked that the female characters all looked like people you'd actually see in that kind of hobby. The guy being an uwu perfect feminine princess that looks even better than all the women reeks of handmaiden shit to me now. It's still an endearing show and I don't hate it or anything, but after the Develv threads (the eunuch artists) it has more than left a bad taste in my mouth. The drag part isn't really an issue for me, just that he's drawn as a flawless ubermensch.

No. 39659

I'm looking forward to next season, but i agree with others about Anai's arc (was hoping he would at least apologise or idk) and also I want the side characters to have a bit more depth since we're 2 seasons in already and they're all still mostly defined by one or two traits (except for Ton, I really enjoyed his character this season)

No. 39780

Has anyone here watched DNA²? I'm looking to get into some older anime because, holy shit, it seems that the quality drop has been huge recently.

No. 40100

I've enjoyed other things by Katsura, like Video Girl Ai and I"s, so based on that I would say give it a try. His work is very ecchi though (sometimes to a weird degree), so keep that in mind going in.

No. 42098

O Maidens is getting good.

No. 42118

I downloaded Run With the Wind and started watching it today. I should have followed it when it was airing because it’s a pretty fun series

No. 42819

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Any recs for something similar to Gunbuster? I tried watching the sequel and it's just not the same. Also been interested in older works since most current anime just doesn't appeal to me.

No. 42974

Just look for more mecha garbage. Ask a dude.

No. 43050

I don't know what crawled up >>42974's ass. I love Gunbuster, it's literally my favorite anime. Here's my recommendation: Hoshi no Koe. It's also a mecha anime with a female protagonist, although it's just an OVA and not a full-blown anime.

Somewhat of a weird suggestion: there's a sports anime with a very similar tone and characters as Gunbuster called Ace Wo Nerae. It's not mecha and it's from the 70s, but it's basically Gunbuster minus the mechas. It even has a similar subtitle- Ace Wo Nerae, as opposed to Top Wo Nerae lol

No. 48164

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I wish they'd keep the first anime's dark tone. I don't really like the excessively shonen-ey new anime.
Can I have some dark, yet very good anime suggestion? I have Texhnolyze in watchlist

No. 48179

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I loved the 2011 series because it was my first HxH experience and the light hearted tone at the start totally had me fooled, like 'oh, what a cute fun adventure story' kek. I was shook by the end because shit got so real.

>Can I have some dark, yet very good anime suggestion?

Can't think of anything as dark as Texh tbh. But most of these are dark in the sense of either horror or melancholy atmospheres, depending on what you're after.
>Shin Sekai Yori
>Boogiepop Phantom
>Casshern Sins
>Wolf's Rain
>Perfect Blue
>Hellsing Ultimate

No. 48191


Berserk golden arc (don't touch the 2016 series)

Ergo Proxy

Gantz (or maybe just read the manga)

Madoka Magica also has some edge to it that reminded me of the tone shifting in HxH


Gunbuster rules dude.


Escaflowne all the way.

Roujin Z and Robot Carnival have that oldschool mecha action feels.

As for series i am not sure, you may enjoy Legend of Galactic Heroes, is oldschool but it is like a different tone from something like Gunbuster.

No. 48235

The dark tones (really great angles too) and art for me was better in the original. I like the 2011 ver too, but something about the newer one felt too 'childish' somehow… even with all the murder.

No. 48262

I loved the older anime as well. I hated the ant arc so much it was peak shonen for me. I was completely uninterested at that point and that was the last straw for me. It's so odd how that's a lot of people's favorite arc.

Watch Berserk (the old one), Vampire Princess Miyu, and Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust.

No. 48269

Music from SNK is so fucking good. It's so full of passion, it's just incredible.

No. 48310

Never thought I’d see someone else mention Vampire Princess Miyu. I really liked the OVA, I haven’t seen the TV series because it’s longer and looks worse (am I missing out?
>Ghost in the Shell (specifically the movies by Mamoru Oshii for the atmosphere)
>Oyasumi Punpun: if you don’t mind reading manga this one has no fantasy elements and follows a school kid’s life as he grows up. I couldn’t read it more than once because it’s so bleak - it covers things like his parents divorce and (not) coping with mental illness as characters live through domestic/sexual abuse, neglect etc. Some of it can get vulgar but my impression is that it’s trying to disgust you with how fucked up a teenage boy’s mind can be.
Pandora Hearts - ok sorry it’s another manga (it has a faithful anime adaption but it gets cut off). Starts out kind of shounen-y but it matures into a really great mystery/psychological story surrounding a huge tragedy event. The author is female, her art improves and also gets more shoujo-y than a typical shounen over time.

>Vampire Princess Miyu
>Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
>Ergo Proxy (I dropped this for reasons but it is ‘dark’)
>Robot Carnival ( I know this was a suggestion to another anon and not you but some of it is bittersweet/has a melancholy atmosphere)

No. 48396

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>Can I have some dark, yet very good anime suggestion?

Neo Tokyo and Angel's Egg!!

No. 48506

RTX on vs RTX off. Who gets it.

No. 48569

Those pics show the exact 'new anime' vibe I don't like, it's somehow more washed out and flat and boring than when they were stuck with painting physical cels in the 90s. I theorise hand painting forced them to think about what colours they used because they only had so much paint and that's so much older anime screenshots like this have much tighter palettes.

No. 48656

Everyone else already recommended most of what I would in the replies but I'd like to add Fate/Zero too, it's a dark series but really, really good. Paranoia Agent was also pretty good.

No. 48657

Hate saber's character.

No. 49805

Just watched season 2 of One Punch Man. It was…dissapointing.

Huge drop in quality when compared to the first one even after waiting all this time, not only with the animation, the story was neither funny not particularly interesting, it felt repetitive as fuck, always looking for excuses to remove Saitama so the rest of the cast can whine about meaningless shit that Saitama will solve with one punch anyways. I guess the first season was like this but the build ups and animations were amazing.

I'll probaby won't watch a third season if it is anything like this one. Or i'll just read the manga instead.

On the bright side. The second season of Mob Psycho was fucking amazing and even better than the first one, so at least that show did lived up to the hype.

No. 49859

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I'm currently obsessed with Kyouso Giga. I can't understand how it went undiscovered while it is so enthralling, both worldbuilding and storytelling is magnificent. The colours are so charming and the story heartwarming with a cute tomboy protagonist and other characters are written very strongly.
10/10 suggested.

No. 51264

Alright. Listen up weebs. I’m a very busy gal. You gotta tell me why I should bully k-pop fans instead of you, anime fuckboi. I wanna bully both of you, but I just don’t have the time now because of my remedial classes and softball practice. I already talked to one of those girls who jerks off to yaoi and she made some very compelling arguments. You’re gonna have to explain to me why you think your impossibly busty and smooth skinned middle school battleship cartoon girls are better than highly athletic and vocally talented (human) kimchi cuties. That Kpop music might be gay as fuck, but I do respect physical prowess (I’m the star pitcher for the varsity softball team, or did you
forget that, fucker?). He also said a lot of stuff about tight asses, smooth legs, ‘delicious’ tummies, and short bleached hair and, to be honest, I got a little bit hard listening to him. So keep all that in mind and choose wisely your response. You have until Sunday to gather your arguments and convince me how great anime is. I
gave the k-pop thread extension to next Sunday because they're finding
some more videos of his favorite performances to give me, and I’m willing to offer you the same deal. Give me some of your favorite anime girl art and I’ll delay the bullying for a week. And don’t give me any of that tentacle/NTR/rape shit! I want pure-hearted vanilla romance, okay? I gotta be honest, I just can’t believe that you dweebs jerk off to cartoons and singers. You could just fuck one of the bimbo's on the swimming team. All you gotta do is have a nice car and work out a bit. Shit, buddy, with the amount of money you’ve spent on PVC figurines and Blu-rays you could have bought a sweet car by now and pounded some loose scrotes. It’s easy, I do it all the time! I mean, sure, there’s no emotional connection and you feel a little dead inside every time, but surely it’s better than flapping your stack
to anime or Kpop idols, right? It’s gotta be. Everybody’s trying to get laid! But why do I feel so empty inside? Why does it seem that, no matter what I do, no matter how high my social standing climbs, that I can’t be happy? Are you happy? You always look happy chatting with your loser friends at your lunch table, drinking chocolate milk
and swapping manga. You don’t have a care in the world, do you? No expectations, no softball practice, no pressure. You just do what you want and no one cares. You just get to live in your merry little world.

No. 51304

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nigga ain't nobody got no time for reading yo bitchass pasta

No. 51333

Agreed, it's lovely. I should re-watch it soon.

And I recommend Uchouten Kazoku for anyone who liked the traditional/folky Japanese and family themes of Kyousougiga.

No. 53080

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I've read it. It was very good.

No. 53138

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I know I'm going to get a lot of shit for this, but I'm saying this anyway.
I am so, so, so surprised with Higurashi's screenplay. It's a damn good thriller and its show don't tell does only favours to the suspence the show builds. The first time I watched it I was young and missed a whole lot of the story and the nuances of the characters and the story itself. I only wish I could stop cringing during the "funny" slice of life scenes. It's the only thing that drags the show down imho,even though I can understand it just adds to the horror atmosphere in a similar way Twin Peaks delivered the light hearted scenes

No. 53157

The funny scenes are the fucking worst. In visual novel it takes like 3 hours to reach the horror plot which is why I gave up on the series. I might give anime a shot tho…
The TP comparison makes sense, if only the humor was less cringe and cliche.

No. 53326

I need to give Higurashi another watch. I saw it 10 years ago and it didnt pull me in, even as a big horror fan. I've heard a lot of good things about it. All I remember is the main dude is a freakin idiot

No. 53568

Umineko was also very good, but the VN was much better. It's unfortunate but it's way harder to adapt and the anime ended up only covering 1/4 of it and not making any sense.

No. 53655

it wasn't harder to adapt, DEEN just sucks. it didn't have the same edgy lolis hype that higurashi did. and the adaptation just seemed like the director picked out parts they liked and didn't connect them or explain necessary details. i like umineko a lot better than higurashi and i think it stands better on it's own as well.

No. 53745

I don't know why people like the Higurashi anime, when direction is so awful and the production values non-existent. There's no subtlety either which was a great thing about the horror/thriller aspect in the VN, in the anime it's all forgone to emphasize ~yandere lolis~ and jump scares.

No. 53779

The anime lost a lot of subtlety and artful writing but at least it was coherent and told a self contained thrilling story. Which is more than could be said for umineko. Umineko traded in lolis for "modern" busty women in the anime too. I prefer the giant gloves art style. I agree DEEN sucks but the story is honestly really complicated and hard to get.

I wasted literally 10 hours watching a 10 hour youtube lecture on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThosMzcaNdM (which I ended up disagreeing with in the end anyway)

No. 54186

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Anyone gonna watch Black Fox? Seems fun

No. 57158

There’s an anime made from an otome game this season. Stand my heroes. Liking it so far.

No. 62142

Is BNHA worth giving a chance? I initially avoided it like the plague since the fandom was so annoying but I've seen people say it's actually an enjoyable watch and not pure autism. I'm thinking about starting it but still a little hesitant so I'd like to hear from other farmers who've seen it since I trust the ladies on here to not have complete shit taste.

(Also, if I do start the series, should I go manga or anime?)

No. 62143

i'm a sole manga reader, and it is one of my favourites so far for sure. unfortunately i enjoy the side characters and villains more than the main cast of kids, but they seem to all get good development. i get a bit bored of certain arcs and i cringe when i realise the mangaka intends to drag the series out for decades but otherwise yeah i'd definitely recommend it!

No. 62825

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just started watching cowboy bebop and so far I am loving it. got any recommendations similar to it?

No. 62832


samurai champloo, ergo proxy and planetes!

Megalobox also has some of the Bebop aesthetic.

No. 62836

Outlaw Star

No. 62837


Trigun also has some of the same 90s energy and mix of styles.

No. 62855

I dropped both the manga and anime, but I did watch it for a few seasons and it's quite enjoyable. It's just an easy, fun watch, it didn't suck me in that strongly but there's nothing particularly bad about it. As for the fandom… I honestly don't think a shitty fandom necessarily means the series is likely to be shit. Usually it's a positive indicator about the characters being likeable/attractive and having interesting dynamics with each other (hence the crazy shipping).

I don't think it's anywhere near on the level of other popular battle shounen like HxH, Jojo or One Piece though, so I just kinda spent the whole time thinking I could be re-watching something better if I feel like watching this sort of genre.

No. 62874

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Beastars is so good. Can't believe furry the anime my favorite anime this season.

Apparently it's just gonna get better by the episode.

No. 62875

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I guess it's just me but Legosi kinda reminds me of the guy from Koi wa ameagari no you ni. Mostly because of the eyes and his shyness.

No. 62881

why is this good?

No. 62884

I ignored it at first because I assumed it was going to be some furry fanservice shit but after watching a couple episodes I went and read the whole manga. Not sure the anime'll be long enough to have a satisfying ending though, since it'll probably need 24~ to wrap up the first 'arc'.

It's also a pretty good example of how far 3D animation in anime has come, since Land of the Lustrous is about the only half-decent one I can think of and this looks way better.

No. 62886

Nuuu pogodiii!

No. 62887

that seems like a stop motion

No. 62888

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The OP is stop motion. The actual show isn't.

No. 62909

Why does this look so cute and wholesome?

No. 62998

Can't get over the furry. I refuse to try it.

No. 63030

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The world building is great (and manga readers say it just gets better)

Characters are multi-faceted and have grown a lot already.

They use 3D animation works really well. It's the some production company that made Land of the Lusterous / Houseki no Kuni.

The only thing that is a shame is that it's in Netflix hell, so you will need to sail the seas unless you live in Japan

There's lots of wholesome parts too!

No. 63048

Manga reader here - it definitely does. The most recent ep is a great example of how much more interesting it is once it expands beyond the school. Updates weekly as well. Seems like there's a big reveal coming up in the next chapter and I can't wait.

No. 63057

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Alot of people are missing on an amazing show just because of this reason.

Hurr Durr furry bad, like come anthromorphic animals have been an staple of storytelling since literally always, it makes the characters more relatable and sympathetic.

It just makes me sad.

No. 63058

I hate Netflix so much. I want to check this out, but i only have crunchyroll. i refuse to pay more money when all anime shit should be on crunchyroll. Netflix is such a greedy ass company

No. 63059

Agree, anon. I grew up with cartoons, so animal type characters like tom and jerry and bugs bunny were what i remember. Let people who think anything is automatically some weird furry shit miss out.

No. 63062

Beastars is insanely good. When I saw that my favorite manga was being dubbed by studio orange (the animation studio who did land of the lustrous) I fully lost my mind. It’s so pretty. It’s great animation.

No. 63070

Okay you guys have convinced me. Do I read the manga or watch the anime? I prefer reading to watching in most cases tbh but I've heard that anime has improved some things apparently (like a slow beginning)…

No. 63071

I really like this anime, but just christ the neckbeard fanbase ruin it for me they really don't like Haru and ONLY reason is cause she's a "sLuT" she's not even a bad character or doesn't do anything inherently evil.

No. 63072

No. 63075

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i personally prefer the slow beggining of the manga because its a whole new world and system you gotta get used to. (lots of crazy animal rules) and the art allows it for more comical moments.

Manga first in my opinion

No. 63080


and i'll definitely start reading the manga first. appreciate it, anons

No. 63184

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I'm glad someone shares my frustration! Haru is such a good girl, I can relate to her struggle of only being recognized when she's sexualized. I hate it when people call her a whore, she's worth so much more than that

No. 63192

I gotta say, I've been noticing the male part of the fanbase calling her a "slut" less and less— obviously because she's actually a good girl and her sleeping with other guys was (until Legosi) the only way she knew how to repay debt. It gives me hope that someday 4/a/ will be able to have shoujo threads without bitching about every little niggling with the protag (see: Wotakoi discussion which always devolves into "NARUMI IS A DISGUSTING 3DPD WHORE REEEEE").

No. 64313

thank you all, especially the anon who suggested i should watch samurai champloo

No. 64444

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So happy to see other anons who like Beastars!! I picked up the manga because I was bored but holy fuck is it good. I'm hoping they'll release it on Netflix NA but I'm not above pirating it in the meantime lol. I'm trying to convince my friends to read/watch it but the joke in my friend ground is that I'm the furry (I'm not actually lol), combined with the fact that there's sexual elements in it so none of my friends will take my recommendation seriously and try it out.

Anyway, I wanted to watch something feel good and decided to rewatch Ouran. There are moments where I cringe and laugh so hard I feel like I'm going to shrivel up and my body is going to collapse on itself like a dying star, but this series still fucks. I'll forever be sad that it probably won't get an S2/redemption anime like FMA did.

No. 64447

I've been watching honzuki no gekokujou and it's one of the first animes in a while I've really liked. The mc is a little bit of a mary sue, but it's so cute and wholesome.

Samurai Champloo is one of my favs!

No. 64575

Is there a modern harem comedy that's just as good? I watched Diabolik Lovers for the memes but it's honestly not a very good show.

No. 64584

thank you anon for reminding me i actually spent time watching some episodes of this shitshow

No. 64587

Honestly? No. Most reverse harem stuff is based on otome games so the focus tends to be on self-insert wish-fulfilment rather than an actual show. Could try things like Akatsuki no Yona, Kamisama Hajimemashite, Fruits Basket etc but they're not really explicit comedy like Ouran.

No. 64594

I liked Kiss Him, Not Me (Watashi ga Motete Dousunda) a lot. MC is a fat fujo who loses weight overnight causing the hottest boys to fawn over her.
plus she ends with best boy

No. 64613

Looks like a good recommendation, thank you.

No. 64663

Does anyone know any good size difference shoujo animes? Manga is fine too. I've always been a sucker for Ore Monogatari because it's such a sweet shoujo. Just something nice to watch and wind down. I also really enjoyed Koi wa ameagari no you ni (the op is a banger), and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (op is also a banger). There's something special about these shoujo anime that just makes me melt inside.

I also really enjoyed March came in like a Lion, even though I thought it was going to be boring hogwash. Definitely recommend. It's a little slow sometimes, but I think it's because the art style is really charming; they want you to soak in all the good stuff. Didn't understand any of the shoji stuff though…

No. 64664

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fuck, dropped img

No. 64674

Came to see if anyone was talking about this.

You can really tell that the writing comes from a female perspective: all the characters are really interesting and the story is pulling my heartstrings.

No. 64677

3 Gatsu is seinen

No. 64782

Lovely complex. I don't know if that's the size difference you're looking for but if you haven't seen it yet it's a classic. Kinda old now but still great

No. 64841

i dont understand how people find garden of words cute…

No. 64846

I honestly think all of Makoto Shinkai's movies are terrible. Yes, the animation is very good and visually they're stunning. But the plots are always terrible and make no sense. Garden of words is kind of gross and feels like a fetish-y wish fulfilment thing. Farmers in your 20s, would you or anyone you know have that kind of relationship with a 15 year old boy??

I finally watched Your Name and like…wtf? They literally never have a conversation, never even text each other, but we're supposed to believe that writing notes like "u got a math test tomorrow" is enough for them to fall for each other and have this ~great love story that crosses the boundaries of time~. When the main girl got upset she wasn't going on the date with main guy's coworker my dumb ass thought SHE wanted to date the coworker, because that would make infinitely more sense given they actually spent time together and spoke to each other. And then the ending is practically the same bullshit as 5cm per second.

But because his movies look pretty I can't criticise them without people telling me I just don't get ~art~ no matter how terrible they are
sage for ranting.

No. 64847

All his movies hinge on looking pretty. I found Your Name to be terribly over-rated as well. His visuals are really good at evoking a sense of mono no aware, I'll give him that, but that also seems to be why people read more depth into his work then there really is.

No. 64862


i remember watching 5 centimeters per second a couple of years ago. kinda liked it but looking back to it the plot seems off.

how could anyone develop such intense feelings for someone they met in elementary school and preserve them up until their mid 20s when the last time they saw each other was in high school?

your name's ending really bothered me tbh and i cant tell the reason why but it just did?

also, i was not aware those 3 movies were by the same filmmaker. thank you anons

No. 64877

I never really liked any of Shinkai's movies either and I hated Your Name. Yes it's beautiful but it's so boring and I feel nothing for the characters. I truly don't understand how so many people were "changed forever" after seeing it. Also I'm still mad that it overshadowed A Silent Voice which is not perfect but still way better than Your Name.

No. 64878

The only film of his I like is Voices from a Distant Star. His other movies are just visual masturbations, which isn’t bad at all, it’s just not as deep as many people think it is.

No. 64982

Anyone watching Outburst Dreamer Boys?

No. 66654

I don't really consider Chuubyou to be "reverse harem" per se— I'm not sure any of the guys are desirable whatsoever aside from maybe the pink hair kid, it's really more of a comedy.
That being said, they all have their cute qualities.

No. 66999

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I don't want to get yelled at in ot so I'll keep my anime sperging here lol.

I went to go see Promare in 4DX last night and it was AMAZING!!! I was actually feeling a little sick before the movie started so I'm very glad I didn't vomit (though the girl next to me was also starting to feel sick too so I'm glad to know I wasn't alone lol). I think the plot is overall lackluster, like it's not fucking groundbreaking new shit or anything, but it's so visually appealing and fun to watch, even moreso in 4DX!! It feels like this movie was made for 4D features. Being flung around during the fight scene (especially the first one between Galo and the Mad Burnish) was the best. It's been circulating that Lio smells like roses, so when the scene happened, you could definitely hear everyone deeply inhaling to smell the roses (it didn't smell that great to me- smelled like the theater hadn't cleaned out the scent diffuser so it was vaguely floral and mostly kinda meg).

There's been discourse about people holding unofficial cheer screenings and ruining it for first time viewers (admittedly, this was my third time going to watch), but my showing was nice enough that we just had occasional clapping and cheering at the appropriate moments. A fan even went around handing out stickers that they had made!!

I'll probably watch the movie again when/if it comes out on streaming websites, but I'm sad I'll never be able to experience it in 4D again lol.

No. 68857

is anyone watching the upcoming digimon movie?

tri was apparently trash according to most fans but this looks promising. i teared up when butter-fly with kouji wada started playing. i feel like i’m gonna cry a lot to this movie.

No. 68867

I'm so envious! i was out of town the day the 4D one was showing, so i just got the regular one. I still enjoyed it immensely. It's def not ground breaking, but the characters, world building, music and aesthetics are so much fun. It's been a long time since i actually enjoyed an animated movie.

Also, Galo is freakin adorable

No. 68885

Well, I cried. I remember so vividly growing up with Digimon. This is gonna be sad, but i'm excited to see how it ends.

No. 71408

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Anyone watching the new Madoka anime?
I would love to sperg with someone, especially when more episodes are released.
I went in with no expectations and was surprised how enjoyable the first episode was. Love the visuals and the new heroines seem sympathetic.

No. 71450

I didnt know there was a new anime. I'll check it out, but seems weird to even have a sequel

No. 71454

it's a side story based on a mobile game

No. 72110

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FUCKKKK it's not coming out until March.

>inb4 'just pirate it!'

No. 72118

i like it, but the blue-haired girl pisses me off. how could you make such a shitty decision??

No. 72516

Any recommendations from this new season?

No. 72535

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Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na - highly recommend! It's about 3 friends who want to make an anime and start a film club. It's imo a breath of fresh air in terms of anime, has a really nice style and the MCs are high school girls that aren't sexualized and don't fall into tropes too hard

I would also recommend Magia Record if you liked Puella Magi Madoka Magica as >>71408 said. I also went in with low expectations but am enjoying it somewhat so far. I'm also watching Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun, I'd recommend that if you like creepy-cute themes about the supernatural and a more chibi art style. I'm also watching BNHA season 4 but meh, it's okay.

No. 72650

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so the new digimon series will be… adventure. again.

i love adventure so i don’t wanna be mad about it but this endless nostalgia milking is getting repetitive. i just feel like if they wanted to use the adventure verse they could’ve done a completely new season with a new set of chosen children.

i’m praying this will take place after the original adventure and not be a reboot. it’s explicitly stated that taichi is 11 like he was in original adventure but the original storyline took place over the span of like a week so having it set just after that could work.

will any of you guys be giving this a chance?

No. 72654

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i'm gonna watch it with the expectation that it'll be better than Digimon Tri
tbh, that's the only thing i'm looking forwards to since i was so disappointed with Digimon Tri

>if they wanted to use the adventure verse they could’ve done a completely new season with a new set of chosen children

agree 100%, wish they would leave Adventure alone and do something else
but since it's been done before with different chosen children and ended up not as popular as Adventure, they're probably just gonna stick to milking Adventure

No. 72657

I disliked tri, down to the art style. I loved Adventure because it was geared towards children and adults were just an afterthought. Tri felt so forced, I get the concept of them growing up, but they literally did it in the last episode of 02 and that was great enough. Tai and them were already in college during 02, so I didn't get the big deal. It felt dead. This new series is gonna be just as lifeless.

No. 72663

Why a new digimon series when they just announced a movie >>68857
to end it all? this is a cash grab and i'm not gonna lie, as a season 1 fan, I'm salty.

No. 72799

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it seems to be pretty much confirmed that it’s a reboot set in 2020s and not a continuation/midquel of what already was. they’ve literally created a new timeline just to squeeze more money out of adventure, arguably cheapening the original in the process. guess they’re praying lightning will strike twice?

No. 72897

I read the manga of Somali to Mori no Kamisama and it was really cute.

No. 74136

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The new episode of Hanako-San was really good…the cheek kiss at the end really killed me from cuteness! I binge read the whole manga and it really surprised me with how good the plot is! Also Hanako and Nene are so stinking cute!

No. 74194

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I'm enjoying the third season of Psycho Pass so much. I wasn't expecting it to have such high quality, and the 45 min episodes allow for a more fleshed out story.

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Nothing can convince me this character wasnt made by some pedo with a gag-fetish.
"she wears it out of choice or otherwise she will bite people" is such a ridiculous excuse

No. 75263

At first I found her cute because it's rare that a female character is the 'feral' type in a show, but eventually it started to annoy me that the female character with the most screen time didn't even have any lines. Agree that the gag thing makes no sense.

No. 75264

The mangaka is a woman though.

No. 75268

I checked it out because an anon in this site mentioned it!! I love it, did the same thing and read through the whole manga. The anime is doing a really good job at adapting it.

No. 75271

Guess it’s because I’m not a cumbrain male but I like that it’s a constant reminder of her demonic nature. A mask-like muzzle would look kinda out of place.

No. 75291

What sort of a fucked up fundamentalist bible belt Christian household do you have to grow up in to constantly see pedo shit everywhere and constantly sperg about it? You tell me anon.

No. 75343

I still need to watch this, but the second season was so awful, I still have PTSD from it. Is it def worth giving a shot from a season 1 fan?

No. 76784

Tatami Galaxy was great, but what is the message?

No. 76785

To be fair, if you read the manga she does eventually remove it and starts talking. It's more of a restraint in the beginning as she learns to overcome her "new" body.

No. 76824

My interpretation is that it’s about not piegeonholing yourself with the expectations of life.

Watashi looked at his University life with “rose-tinted glasses,” expecting he would get a girlfriend and circle of reliable friends when in reality nothing goes the way he expected. Every time a new cycle begins it ends in disaster because he never gets what he wants. BUT he did make friends and didn’t notice, because he labeled them as weird or jerks instead of appreciating the time they spent with him.

At the end of the series Ozu appears as a normal human because the viewer is seeing him as he actually is, instead of the demonified version Watashi, the unreliable narrator, described him as.

No. 76847

I agree with the other anons interpretation but adding to that I think it's about enjoying the ride instead of only focusing on (often unattainable and romanticised) goals.
Watashi ends up feeling like he wasted his years in university no matter what path he chooses because he refuses to enjoy what happens along the way. Even though he experiences all sorts of things he keeps thinking his actual university life hasn't even started yet because it doesn't fit his perfect image. He spends years basically waiting for that life to start so he can finally enjoy it and then before he knows it it's already over.
So to me in addition to being about those expectations it's about living in the moment and appreciating what you have right now instead of wasting your life pining for a future that may never come.

No. 80510

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I know I'm late to the party because for some reason I refused to watch it while it was airing but… holy shit Beastars is so good. I haven't marathoned an anime since 2013 but I watched this in one sitting. I read some reviews online afterwards and wow, did people really hate Haru that much? I thought she was a well made character and I found her not hard to like at all

No. 81188

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finished kuuchuu buranko today and enjoyed it a lot more than i thought i would! the mcs designs got me interested since theyre such clusterfucks

No. 81287

Nah i loved her too, she a qt

No. 83253

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You guys should check out Dorohedoro (has nothing to do with the anime called Dororo)

It's really weird but has a strong cast. Noi is best girl. The manga-ka is a woman and it shows imo

Right now I think it can only be pirated but it should be out of Netflix jail in a couple of months…

No. 83255

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Adding a nice gif of Nikaido from Dorohedoro just 'cuz.

I'm the one who brought up Beastars >>62874 four months ago and it seems like many of you guys liked that series.

Netflix is doing a good job on licensing quality 3D anime. (also FYI Beastars is getting a second season in 2021)

No. 83768

Y E S I fucking love Noi. I want a threesome between her and (head spoiler). Please if you liked it, consider reading the manga.
I've always beign less than a casual at watching anime or reading manga. But Dorohedoro is my shit and I'd love any recomendation similar to this.

No. 84404

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idk if this belongs here? but if they ever make a live action version of part 2 of jojo, i hope chris pine somehow gets casted as joseph.

he has such a joseph face.

No. 84411

The animation style is nice from that screenshot.

>netflix jail

Ugh why cant all anime just stay on crunchyroll?? i hate all these streaming services fighting for shit i wanna watch. I do want to check this out.

No. 84414

>season 2

Yesss! And thank you, anon. Beastars was not what i expected and I really, really enjoyed it. Need to know what happens to certain characters, so i'm hyped.

No. 90381

Soul in video format.

No. 90382

Unironically Yokai Watch

No. 106641

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Haibane Renmei is such a calming and unique anime to me. It makes me feel nostalgic for the countryside I grew up in.

No. 106662

Made me tear up lol. Fukai Mori is another good ED.

No. 106706

All style no substance, the writing was fucking laughable.

No. 106766

If you go watch a Trigger movie expecting some high art big brain story then you're doing it wrong. They're more specialized in style, energy and visuals than writing compelling character arcs and stories. You really need to take it as it is.

No. 107434

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Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne

A private investigator who takes all kinds of cases no matter how big or small, is an immortal being hunted down by another immortal assassin at the behest of a hermaphrodite who is guardian of the Yggdrasil tree where “time fruit” falls down from the sky and sometimes turns women into immortals and men into angels (not the good kind).

It is only six episodes long and has a lot of lesbo sex if you’re into that I’m not but it’s still a good anime and it also deals with a lot of mythology.

Edit - fixing autocorrect

No. 107441

It was very nicely done, it had this oddly pleasant twinge of sadness to it.

No. 107913

Does anyone use anime-planet? I don't like the recommendations, it suggests really bad stuff that's not similar to what I saved.
I wonder if there's a similar site with a better algorithm for recs.

No. 107930

Cool, don't care. It was written poorly.

No. 107936

I use MAL and anilist, they seem to do the job for me.

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So none of this is really recent, but thought I'd throw these recs up because I feel like farmers would appreciate them.

Asobi Asobase is about a trio of middle schoolers creating a club about "pastimes" which is just an excuse to bullshit with each other and try different games (from board games to goofy schoolyard stuff). It's fucking hilarious. The animation showcases some crazy facial expressions, especially from the character Hanako, and it's very true to life. These aren't little girls being perfect and "moe," they're actually somewhat bratty and selfish, but at their core they love each other and are just kids doing stupid, random kid stuff. There are some moments of sex-related talk but it was done in a genuine way, like comparing boob size and pretending to know about sex when they actually have no clue, and it wasn't exploitative at all (no needless panty shots). Which was awesome! I also think this show has one of the best portrayals of a gross neckbeard white knight I've ever seen, in the form of Olivia's brother LOL. It feels very relevant to our times and a good amount of women here will likely relate to the characters.

Another one I've been enjoying is Flip Flappers, which is basically a magical girl anime but done in a more adult way. It's not Madoka levels of dark, but it deals with two girls visiting a magical world called Pure Illusion where they attempt to collect fragments of "amorphous" which are supposed to grant their wishes. Every episode they end up in a different world, from a Mad Max-style wasteland to a cyberpunk robo city and psychedelic rainbow bunny land. As they explore more they find out what this magical world really is and why their own organization and a rival group are trying to collect the fragments. The animation is really beautiful and colorful with some truly hype action scenes. Sadly this show does have "fan service," with unnecessary butt shots and questionable manhandling of the characters by a stupid robot. It's entirely out of place in a show that is otherwise centered around the girls' personal growth, but the best I can say is that it's at least not the worst I've seen. If you can ignore the weird sexualization sprinkled in, it's a unique show with an intriguing plot and stylish presentation.

No. 108106

I love the contrast between the Asobi Asobase OP and the actual show lmao. Those dumbass girls are great!!

No. 108108

Yes! Asobi asobase's the shit! As someone who avoids anime w/ schoolgirls most of the time because of cringy scrote pandering, this one isnt like that at all. All the jokes are hilarious and over the top on purpose. And OP is right, the characters are actually relatable and not unrealistically uguu~ Overall it's just a super silly and fun show!

Can anons here recommend shows really similar to this?

No. 108123

Two really good ones on Netflix rn:


A 29 year old mangaka has the ability to time travel short amounts of time to prevent small accidents and such. One day he somehow sends himself back to 5th grade and uses his ability to solve some old kidnapping/murder cases of some kids his age that died back then. He ends up going from a loner kid/loner adult to befriending the kids who were supposed to be abducted and killed, they stick with him into adulthood and he even saves one of the girls from an abusive home as well, and also catches the killer in the end. There's a live action on there as well, but the ending is different because the anime ending wasn't exactly filmable ig. Mysterious, cute and creative. Also the MC's mom is based af.

>Japan Sinks 2020

Set this month in Japan, based on an old 70s scifi novel called Japan Sinks. Basically, a giant pocket of magma umder Japan collapses and the archipelago sinks into the sea over the course of a few days. You follow a family of 4 as they try to find a way out while encountering horrible shit along the way, like bodies falling from the sky and poison gas. Amazing characters, especially Kite and Go. Extremely feely though, I cried real tears. Oh, and it uses classical music instead of suspenseful or harrowing music for the graphic parts, but not in a tacky way. Very very well done.

No. 108130

If you liked Japan Sinks 2020, do yourself a favor and read 51 Ways To Save Her. It's the same idea but done much, much better. Warning: gets dark, but also hopeful and heartfelt.

No. 108132

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ah, i see you're a woman of taste

No. 108143

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I loved asobi asobase too and I read a manga that is sort of similar (but there is no girls being dumb) it's My Neighbor Seki, it's about Seki, a boy who keeps doing random things in class like trying to make ripped jeans or polishing his desk or bringing cats to class. And the girl who sits next to him and is distracted by his nonsense. I think it's similar because they're both over the top with the random pastimes.
Also to everyone I want to recommend Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan, it's a hilarious anime about a psychic boy and his crazy friends, I'm sure it's been talked about already but I have to mention it again

No. 108151

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Maybe Hinamatsuri? It's about a Yakuza who gets stuck with a psychic alien girl. A lot of quick jokes and reaction faces remind me of Asobi Asobase.

No. 108168

Thx for the suggestions anons! They sound intriguing and will totes check em out during these boring quarantine days.

No. 108190

Haha, agreed! Definitely plays with your expectations (and what you get is so much better than what the opening implies). The ending song is perfect.

Loved Erased! A really good thriller with better tension than most mainstream horror movies tbh. I liked that it had an adult (mentally if not physically) MC too, who starts out kind of listless and depressed but becomes better thanks to the people around him.

No. 108348

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Horimiya is getting an anime and I’m SO FUCKING HAPPY!!! Most shojous don’t do much for me, but there’s something about Horimiya that I just love so much and I’m so so so happy that it’s finally getting an anime.

No. 108388

Horimiya is a shonen manga anon

I wish I could be hyped, I really enjoyed it up till a while ago but the main characters have been stuck in the winter of their third year forever and the abusive aspects of Hori and Miyamura's relationship being constantly played for laughs makes me uncomfortable

No. 108396

Oh shit is it?? lol I always considered it as shojou since romance is such a big part. I actually haven't read it since Miya proposed?? to Hori but yikes

No. 108397

It's published in GFantasy, technically it's a shonen magazine even if many of its mangas have big female fandoms (Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts for example)

and you didn't miss much anon, storywise the plot hasn't progressed at all since that moment, it's mostly been silly slice of life moments and jokes about how Hori wants to abuse Miyamura because he doesn't abuse her enough

No. 108406

Has anyone seen Yuri on ice and is it any good/worth watching? I've seen bits of it and its sort of okay-ish (?) it didn't make me want to watch the whole thing and the fans are cringy af, hence making me sort of avoid it kek What is it comparable to?

No. 108408

>>it any good/worth watching?
no, is yaoi is not even a good sports anime not even the animation can save this disaster

No. 108409

I've enjoyed it a lot actually, i think visually it was good and the romance bloomed very naturally, I didn't even know it's gonna be a full on romance, thought it will be typical fanservice moments at best. It's not long, check the first episode and decide for yourself

No. 108410

Watching it back then was super fun because of all the shitty and hilarious theories but I was talking about it with rl friends and anons on /a/ so I managed to avoid retarded fans on social media. I hope you haven't seen any sort of spoilers ever because the plot twists are what made it the most fun for me.

>not even the animation can save this disaster
You're saying this like the animation is always great, there were scenes for the TV version that looked like shit to the point where it's also part of the fun. No idea if anything was improved for the BD/DVD releases.

No. 108411

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I loved it. There was a bit of janky animation now and then, but for the most part I found the skating scenes beautiful, fluid and fun to watch. Nice music and enjoyable characters. The romance was really cute and supportive, not just insta-love or forcing the characters together for the sake of fans (if anything they kept it low key).

Kind of hard to compare it to other shows… I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but it's mostly traditional sports anime with a bit of slice of life romance, I guess.

No. 108420

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It's great tbh. Not only did it get me into figure skating (I'm more into it than YOI now), as far as sports anime go, it's really good. I've seen and read a lot of sports series cause I enjoy them, and the main advantage it has is that it's mostly about elite adults, not teenagers. So you don't get that repetitive, game-after-game plotline like in baseball anime or w/e, the competitions have high stakes and it's more meaningful. It's also just a cute, fun romcom with legit one of the best executed plot twists I've seen in anime. The animation gets really bad at times, but when it's good it's gorgeous, and the OST is awesome too.

Anyway thanks for the reminder that I'm mad as hell about it's wasted potential, it should have a movie and s2 by now.

No. 108421

I'm on a Gantz kick and watched Gantz: O. I think they did a good job trying to condense the plot but the animation really makes me wish the series would get an anime reboot so it can include all the characters.

I liked the first half and then it kind of drops the ball on the secondary characters (some which I liked way more than Yuuri & Victor) and rushes the ending. The soundtrack was great though. It's weird that the movie is in developmental hell because everyone's going to move on from the series by the time it ever comes out.

No. 108536

Alrighty. Im counting on you nonnies! Thx a bunch

No. 108731

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Can someone please recommend me a good romance anime? Or it doesn't have to be purely centered around romance, but something where it's a major component? Just looking for a show that's respectably sweet, mature and/or engaging. I've heard Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is cute. Opinions?

Here are some I've liked for reference and for other farmers interested:
>Fushigi Yuugi
Younger characters, but I thought it actually did a good job of showing the couple grow together and develop real feelings. One of the first shows I watched as a kid and imo it holds up.
>Yuri on Ice
Sweet, supportive, just enough drama that felt natural without becoming overblown.
>Kamisama Kiss/Hajimemashita
LOVED it, very funny and charming, unique premise, strong female lead with lots of romantic moments. I guess I kinda dig the grudging partners to friends/lovers trope.
>Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi
Really enjoyed this one as well. Super cool that they took historical love poems and turned them into short stories, essentially. Artistic, romantic, both funny and dramatic. Excellent overall.
>Fruits Basket
I watched the original anime a long time ago. I remember disliking the bland, passive Mary Sue lead everyone magically fell in love with, but it was decent enough.
>Revolutionary Girl Utena
Lots of weird shit and symbolism (which was mostly a plus), and I was down with warrior women against a bunch of chauvinistic assholes. I feel like the romance between Utena/Anthy could've been more pronounced though.

No. 108739

you have good shoujo taste anon. kamisama is goat. and with furuba, although i truly love tohru, i can see why many think she's a mary sue. i even thought so in my first read/watch through but now she's one of my favorite MCs kek. fruits basket will forever be my fav manga.

as for kaguya, i personally dislike it. idk why, lots of people enjoy it but i find the main couples antics to be frustrating and annoying rather than endearing. and from what i remember of the first dozen chapters i read, the male character would always outtease the female character and i was just over the trope of hard ass serious woman character falling victim to doki doki feels. lots of scrotes like it too and whenever a romance manga has a huge scrote fanbase i tend to avoid it kek.

as a shoujo queen a few recs i can give you are:
kimi ni todoke- about a shy creepy looking girl finding a friend group and boyfriend, overwhelming cuteness and so many memorable scenes that give me chuckles to this day
toradora- tsundere chick and scary looking dude getting together. a bit tropey and bent towards scrotes but still a treasure
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi- girl is spirited away and works at youkai hotel for oni boss (was kinda boring imo)
lovely complex- short guy and tall girl pairing with great jokes and characters, amazing manga as well. in my top 5
gekkan shoujo to nozaki kun- the funniest shit you will ever read or watch, romance development is shite and played for laughs tho. do not expect couple progress
ore monogatari- 'ugly' beefcake guy and cute girl fall in love and its overall cute shit
akatsuki no yona- korean inspired setting with a princess and harem of fighters and bodyguards who wander her stolen kingdom (manga is better tho, one of the best shoujos to date)
blue spring ride- about a girl and guy who reconnect after being childhood lovers desu. cant remember much about it but it was a general good watch
tsurezure children- oneshots of couples in a simple and cute art style. very tropey but fitting, some couples will have more appeal than others

No. 108740

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samefagging but if you like utena, watch mawaru penguindrum. i like the latter better because it was easier to digest in places and overall just gave me a better watching experience. it deals with deep material and concepts without going too far in edgy territory, its a very fitting watch for the 2010s. to this day i have never cried more during an anime, idk why but this shit gets me sobbing forreal

No. 108744

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>ore monogatari
Shit I knew I was forgetting something, this show really was adorable. I literally laughed so hard I cried during this scene. I've also seen Nozaki-kun and I agree, it was great when it came to comedy/slice of life stuff but such a letdown in the romance department.

Anyway, thank you so much anon! So many great recs I'm excited to check out. It's a shame to hear Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi was dull because I like the sound of the story (I dig youkai and folklore in general). Will probably try Kimi ni Todoke first because you speak highly of it and I like that the girl is a weirdo for a change, haha. I'll also check out Mawaru Penguindrum, it looks beautiful and emotional. I've wanted to see more of Ikuhara's stuff but wasn't sure where to start.

I may have judged Tohru too harshly when I first read/watched Furuba. Honestly I think a lot of the things I disliked about her were shortcomings I also hated in myself (being a doormat and getting taken advantage of, for example) so there could very well have been personal aspects coming into play. And thank you for the opinions on Kaguya, will be giving it a pass based on your input!

No. 108745

no problem anon! and dont feel like you have completely write off kaguya or kakuriyo, these are just my opinions and theres many out there who love these shows. i did drop kaguya pretty early on, so who know what direction it may be in right now. if you want another rec like kamisama i can also reccomend noragami, although noragami takes a much more serious and shounenesque tone with battle scenes and arcs. its about minor japanese dieties and spirits attempting to recruit followers and maintain their godhood. i learned so much about the japanese pantheon and religions by watching it and it really is a good watch. have a fun time watching, let me know what you think if you manage to get through any of these lmao.

No. 108752

just chiming in to say taiga a shit

No. 108754

Noragami sounds amazing, I’d totally be down for that. Adding it to the list as well. And of course, I’ll pop back in once I’ve gotten through some. Thanks again!

No. 109655

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So I have this anime scene in mind that I can’t remind its source and it’s driving me mad.
Short story long, there are three characters: mc, mc’s romantic interest and fucker. Fucker hooks up or something with mc’s romantic interest and tells mc that she has a mole on her right/left ass cheek, mc punches fucker. Next scene she’s in swimsuit or underwear and they show the mole.
It’s probably a shit show but I need to remember please help me

No. 109756

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Anyone watching new stuff in the fall season? Hypnosis Mic anime is airing for my fellow fujos.

No. 109765

Think i'll try Hyp Mic, the synopsis caught my attention

No. 109781

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+1 for Hypmic, I need something silly to watch and started downloading the first episode

No. 110994

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Anyone watching new Higurashi? I was so hyped initially when I saw that remake is being released, since I barely remember the original except for a fact I liked it these 13 years ago and also it was a great opportunity to introduce my bf to it, and now turns out it's actually a sequel… which is great but i'd have to rewatch the first anime or play original games to fully enjoy it. Looks nicely done so far though, I'll miss the original opening though!

No. 110995

anon please just read the visual novel, the new anime is not worth it i promise. like as someone who has played the vn the new anime is so disappointing :(

No. 110999

Honestly, I hate remakes. I feel like 90% of the time when a show is remade, it loses the magic that the first one had, especially with a different art style. Higurashi is such a classic thriller anime, I can't help but feel that viewers are missing out on something fantastic if they choose to watch the new over the original.

Not saying anime is on the same level as old disney films, but I guess the best way to explain what I mean is someone who's never watched Cinderella choosing to view the live action over the original animated film. I dunno, I hope I'm making sense. I understand that the opinion is extremely subjective.

No. 111027

can someone please explain why there is a Higurashi remake? Like what's the point? And which part of the visual novel is it adapting?

No. 111029

Would highly recommend the new higurashi if you're a fan, but idk how anyone can clearly say 'don't watch it' when its now clear its NOT A REMAKE lmao

its a sequel, you dont know wtf is gonna happen

play the VNs if you're new tho, they're great

No. 111030


I agree with you. I hate remakes. Half the time it definitely loses its magic and charm. And people are so autistic lately that whenever someone old is brought back, the new fans are nearly intolerable.

Why cant they just make new shit. Leave me with my good and crap anime and remember how it used to be.

No. 111035

should i watch the first one before it then, if it's a sequel?

No. 111036

Play the vn

No. 111053

It's not a remake, it's a sequel, I've even written that in my first post about it lol

Anyway I've started VN yesterday and it's better than I remember anime to be! More flavor and internal monologues of the protag, makes the story more immersive, thanks for recommending. If anyone is interested, first chapter is free on GOG and Steam.

No. 111142

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Has anyone started watching this? As an oldtimer Inuyasha fan, I'm afraid that the canon will be "ruined" for me. Especially if it turns out that Rin is the mom of the Sesshoumaru twins. Disgusting.

No. 111143

I'm holding off on watching until I find out if she's the mother or not. I am going to so goddamn pissed if she is.

No. 111145

Same. I mean, the fact that Sesshoumaru fell in love with a human woman and spermed kids is a bit disappointing in itself. I always imagined him to be a complete asexual narcissist.

No. 111179

Fucking same I'm hoping the fact Rumiko was/is quite uncomfortable with the ship is enough to have them not run with it. My biggest hope is that the half blood princess is actually the mom of the twins since InuYasha's kid is only a third demon. Plus holding out hope that because both girls have that prominent red streak/very unique eye colors it's traits from the mom since Rin is a standard brunette/brown eyes. Well that and I really don't want to have to deal with the fact if they go with Rin it means the moment she could they did it as Inu's kid is same age and Kagome was out of high school when she returned and Rin was still portrayed as young living in the village

No. 111191

Thank you, anon. Your theory is enough to help me sleep tonight. But for real I actually kind of like the idea of Sesshoumaru getting with a half-demon. It makes much more sense than Rin or some human woman to me.

No. 111204

Get in here girls, Revolutionary Girl Utena panel live at NY Comicon!

No. 111223

Oh, you know, now that you guys point it out… I notice Towa and Setsuna don't have dog ears like Inuyasha.

No. 111252

TBH I think Inu only got cause Rumiko thought it was cute. The only animal eared demons were animal presenting. All other demons had the pointed elf ear. I do like the idea his daughter has the big red bow because she wanted his ears though.

No. 111281

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Kagome and Inuyasha's daughter. I haven't watched any episodes yet but her design is making me want to.

No. 111290

The animation is kind of meh but I can’t judge it yet, there’s only one episode on hulu rn

No. 111477

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I've finally gotten around to watching Penguindrum. Only on episode 8 so far but it's perfect! Very engaging. First episode was cute, seemed interesting enough, then immediately once it got into the stuff with Ringo being a stalker it became far darker (but still cute!) and more interesting. Should've guessed it would take a turn considering how much depth Utena has. Honestly as crazy as she is I was with Ringo because of her sad family issues until this last episode where she almost became a rapist. Jesus. Shouma is a cutie (way better than Tabuki) and I hope everything turns out all right. I like Kanba too but he's still sort of an unknown right now. Seems like his arc is just getting started. The humor is nice, I feel like they added just the right amount without it taking away from the drama. I've especially enjoyed all the crazy shoujo fantasies Ringo has! Very interested to see how it all plays out and how some of the more mysterious aspects resolve.

I also love the penguin queen/entity's design.

No. 111484

>can we have an anime thread?
we can, but should we.

No. 111489

you are years late anon

No. 111490

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Watching Hypmic for silly anime rapbattles and women taking over the japanese goverment.
What did everyone think of the first two episodes?
I think it's dumb as fuck, incest vibes with the brothers, no sign of society being different other than men threatening others with mics…the songs are seriously fun to listen to though.

No. 111889

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Why is Rem from Re:Zero so popular? I haven't watched the anime yet, but everyone seems to absolutely love her and she's the most favourited female character on MAL iirc. She's definitely cute and her hair colour is a beautiful shade of blue, but I can't help but wonder why she's so popular. It's intriguing me enough to want to watch the anime.

No. 111890

She is a coomer icon for weebs who like boring cute women with no personality or drive outside of loving a man, don't bother

No. 111906

she's a doormat cuck that would accept being in a threesome with the boring protag and the other waifu he is actually obsessed about

No. 111912

My brother and I hate her, we think she's a doormat with no self-respect who falls for no reason for the loser hero. Also her design is kinda bad because it doesn't fit with the anime, in fact the chara design in the entire show is terrible because none of the characters look like they belong to the same world. We actually hate Re:Zero as a whole and cannot understand the hype at all lol.

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Hmmm I normally wouldn't touch anything isekai with a 10 foot long pole, but I just started watching Ascendance of a Bookworm. I'm pleasanly surprised. It's wish fulfillment for people who like to imagine being creative and resourceful in an alternate universe? The MC, formerly a librarian, is reborn as a sickly girl in a world without books. She has to be really inventive to figure out how to get book production starting again, beginning with paper stock… I recommend it to other weebnons!!!

No. 111939

Damn, you're right. The main character actually looks like he should be in a sports anime.

No. 111946

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Still watching
It's a fucking mess but the magical rapper stando battles sort of makes up for it. I wonder if there will be an actual plot. Doppo is moe

No. 112088

Praise be fellow InuYasha anons we can watch the new one in peace. All 3 are 14 and Kaede established Rin as 11 when she came to live in the village and Inu kid born a year later meaning she was 12. So Sesshomaru boned a random unknown. The evil has been defeated.

No. 112215

Phew. For a while there I was expecting SasuSaku all over again.

No. 112222

Yup So it ended with her at 11 going to the village to learn to be around humans Kaede says the well was sealed for 15 years and all of them are 14. What freaks me out is how shippers trying to twist this around saying no it's a mistranslation she older, and worse is saying she was totally 17 and it's ok cause that's when Sango had kids!!! Like for 1 Sango wasn't raised for almost 5 years by Miroku from 8 years old. And second Miroku and Sango are way closer in age. And still Rumiko isn't down with the ship. She even makes it a point to have the group disgusted with Miroku when he'd casually asked a kid his usual line and she held onto that until she was a teen and they were reunited with her in love with him. She's not down with the child grows up and goes with mentor/elder/whatever.

No. 112275

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Joshikousei no Mudazukai is another series in a similar vein to Asobi Asobase. I'd reccommend it, although I'd moreso reccommend the manga over the anime.

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I finished Penguindrum. About 3 eps from the ending I was all, "Psh I ain't gonna cry, I'm fine, everything is coming together nicely what's the problem?" Then the ending came and girl I struggled lmao

It was bittersweet. I thought it was very satisfying and hopeful, but still, shiiiit. (Also the music is really touching and I think makes it even worse/better.) I was happy the series gave a bit more insight into Himari's life and not just the boys'. I kind of wish it went further into the terrorists' motives and why they ended up pulling the kids into things, but I know the focus was on them coping with a terrible "legacy" and finding their own sense of family afterwards. It was beautiful and just the right message I wanted/needed to hear in these crazy times. Thanks again >>108740.

No. 112448

Ntayrt but I watched a couple episodes of this last night and really like it so far! Reminds me of my dumbass friends in highschool. Thanks anon.

No. 112571

Kek of course the fandom darling ship would become canon silly nonny, idk why y'all this mad about it

No. 112576

I'm so confused, is the Sessho x Rin ship canon or not?

No. 112592

Rin's in the fucking tree god damnit sunrise you're gonna shipbait this pedo crap the entire show aren't you. And she still looks 12

No. 112598

Yes, It is. She is the mother of the twins. There was also an audio drama where Sesshomaru confessed his love for her.

No. 112605

Not that it looks like it changes much but the CDs have a satire label and weren't written by RT.

I really hope they showed Rin for a different reason. To reveal she is the mother in a tweet seems a little lackluster given the hype around it.

No. 112614

That's not canon whatsoever and Rumiko disliked it greatly.

No. 112623

She never said that? As far as I know she made no comment about that CD release, tho I suppose she must had know something, seeing as it was released with the manga.

But apparently that same writer is the one writing in yashahime now lol

No. 112625

Rumiko has an entire chapter/episode about how much she's not down with child grows up married their mentor/elder. And when she has been asked about it she's refused to respond and changes the subject. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Rumiko isn't down with pedo bait shit.

No. 112652

What the chapter/ep? Not trying to be an ass, it’s just been so fucking long since I’ve watched.

No. 112662

It's the introduction of Kagura and Kanna. The girl they save that segues into it, remembers Miroku cause he did the usual line at her when she was a kid. He tries defending himself by saying "I didn't mean it and meant maybe when she's older!" Doesn't matter everyone's grossed out including the 3 who live in that era. It didn't matter she was a teen or close to it. No one was down with the concept.

No. 112672

The person in charge of the anime is a SessRin fan. They wouldn't have bothered making this in the first place if Rumiko didn't let them have their way and make it canon.

The pairing is also really popular in Japan. If you go on pixiv there's a shitload of super obvious self-insert SessRin stuff where Rin is like a bland otome heroine.

It's time to get out of denial mode.

No. 112673

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These were drawn by the animation director.

No. 112678

You must be extremely new to the level of control creators have regarding how their work is used by their publisher especially in Japan. Rumiko could straight out denounce the ship and not be able to do a damn thing about it. Sunrise hiring a pedo to write this gross shit likely isn't being approved by her. So take your pedo ass to tumblr or reddit you'll find your kind there.

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More like I've just been paying attention. And I didn't even say if I liked it or not so way to go with the retarded accusations. I just know when to let the fuck go.

No. 112688

Damn. In light of all this new information, I guess at least I'm glad that I won't be wasting my time watching this shit show, just like I haven't sunk any time into Boruto. I'll probably just pretend this "sequel" doesn't exist from now on. Problem solved.

No. 112691

Imagine being degenerate enough to go ham on defending your 20 year old pedo ship. This says nothing but media speak. Working on the story can be as bare bones as providing a arc she'd like.

No. 112714

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Hetalia to return Spring 2021

No. 112716

I'm so excited lmao, cant wait to reconnect to some ppl I've know for years, it's amazing how some peeps you knew when you were a teenage dweeb now have masters n are doing their own thing with history/social sciences/etc degrees thanks to this show, the art style is so cute now too!!!

No. 112717

I have a felling the "uwu nazis' are not going to go over well these days. Oh well, its about time people realized hetalia sucked

No. 112718

I'm so excited too! I shared a post about it and I'm taking to old friends I met through Hetalia cosplay haha. The art style def got so much cuter in the later seasons.
>>112714 it's already being dragged on twitter. Taking this dumbass show so seriously is so funny

No. 112721

lol i cannot wait to have teens drawing inappropriate fanart of world tragedies with anime boys, just like the good ol days

No. 112726

Omg I remember I saw some cold wars rusame comic that was so ~angsty~, ah taste really gets better with age lol

Agree, it's a extremely silly gag comedy show about bishonen personifications of countrys, it's meant to be as mind numbing as a marvel movie, like hate it all you want but it was never meant to be something groundbreaking nor did it ever took itself seriously.

I really hope we get more south Italy time! And more merch I finally have enough money to buy cute stuff

No. 112727

Blessed news.

No. 112744

Manifesting works…
I missed this show so much despite all its faults. Fingers crossed it's new fandom is gonna be as full of idiots as the og one. Hetalia fandom was the funniest one I had the chance to participiate in.

No. 112753

I don't care how much people say it's bad or cringy, I'm glad it's coming back. The fandom is gonna be awful but the show itself is so carefree, cute and stupid that I can't help it. With all the shit that's going down and all the works focusing on serious stuff, it's good to have some lighthearted things like Hetalia. Also it has a special place in my heart because as a young dumb teenager it's what I watched when I was sad or sick to make myself laugh.

No. 112755

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So apparently Clamp is doing some one-week countdown and it's Tokyo Babylon related! Like all the tumblr spergs, I pray we may get an actual TB anime. Fingers crossed (even though it will probably be some bullshit merch or another Clamp in Wonderland music video) lmfao

No. 112756

currently we have 3 more days to go!

No. 112767

That's exciting, I hope it's something good. Tokyo Babylon was such a great manga series.

No. 112771

Does anyone know the name of this really short anime that focused on a young woman who was an office worker, and her old black cat? I think the episodes were like 5-6 minutes long, and the cat passes away at the end. It might've also been narrated by the cat.

No. 112776

Isn't that the one with the psyscho dude who wants to bang two identical underage twins and kills the girl? Never got the appeal.

No. 112778

he doesn't want to bang Hokuto (the girl twin), only Subaru and even then there is more to that. The manga has nice depiction of grooming and how it changes victims forever, as well as plenty of heartbreak, drama as well as 90's Japan social issues presented Clamp style. I would recommend giving tje manga another shot, however it's understandable if it's just not your thing. The story has much more to offer than it seems from your description.
If there is anime, I cannot wait for the twitter/tumblr retards screeching that SeiSub ship is pRoBlEmAtIc like it's not the whole story's point.

No. 112780

Could it be She and her Cat? It was actually Makoto Shinkai's first short in 1999, and they made a short series in 2016.

No. 112782

All right, I read it when I was 15 and was not impressed. Amazing if Clamp actually wrote a sensitive story about grooming.

No. 112784

I know what you mean since the CCS shit was disgusting. I do like what they did with TB tho.

No. 112787

Yes, that's what it was! Thank you anon!

No. 112788

I'm nta but I didn't like TB much either the first time I read it. I read it again a while later and really got into it, I liked the art and the way it shows normal people getting involved in occult stuff.

No. 112791

TB anon here and funny how that was my experience as well. Read it as a teen and thought it's okayish, reread it in my late twenties and loved it

No. 112877

Binging Aggretsuko right now, I have 3 more episodes left until there's no more until season 4 unless they're done. I might watch the Christmas special afterwards. I enjoy it! I like the issues they touch upon.

No. 113039

This is honestly one of my favorites! I love the unique take on isekai, the lack of degen content, and the cute art style (despite the low budget). I can't wait for the next season, or at least more manga chapters.

No. 113058

Thoughts on the new Eva trailer?
I don’t care about the rebuilds too much, but I’m curious to see how they end this after 10+ years of dragging it out.

No. 113093


No. 113095

I don't care anymore, this shit can't be saved even if the 4th movie is somehow a masterpiece

No. 113097

I haven't seen the original anime but I've always thought that the art style was ugly. They could have at least improved that ig.

No. 113125

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as seen in post above, yes we are getting Tokyo Babylon anime! It's called Tokyo Babylon 2021 and will be produced by studio GoHands.
Now PLEASE, can we get the final volume(s) of X/1999 published as well… it's high time

No. 113136

Not even Tokyo Babylon could escape 2020

No. 113145

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I've never heard about this studio before and now I've read opinions that it's controversial due to being responsible for some sucky anime.
I can honestly say that I am trying to remain cautiosly optimistic. I DO NOT like that Sakurazuka looks like a dweeb instead of a 30 year old handsome dude. I know his current looks are closer to his actual age but the original design is too iconic too change it.
On second thought, maybe it will work better for new viewers to go with his Affable Evil personality? He does look much more innocent

No. 113158

I'm looking for some good, chill slice-of-life type of animes, but I'm having a hard time finding anything that's not some harem bullshit or annoyingly frenetic. I like SoLs like Mushishi, Silver Spoon, Barakamon, that kind of thing - any ideas?

No. 113161

How about Haibane Renmei, Niea_7 or Aria? Also maybe Kino no Tabi (thinking of the original one)

No. 113170

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interview with Takahashi confirming any and all bullshit with Yashahime is on the anime staff. She's pulling a R.R. Martin should it be a trash fire she can just write her own down the line.

No. 113192

try out Flying Witch, Amanchu or Tsuritama

No. 113207

tsuritama is great, I'll add uchouten kazoku

No. 113209

Wow, thank you so much, anons! I'd never have found these on my own. I'll check these out post-haste, these all sound good just by their descriptions.

No. 113217

I'm really enjoying Arakawa Under the Bridge. A few comedy anime that I loved are Rental Girlfriend, Aho Girl, Ao-Chan Can't Study, Princess Jellyfish, and You're Being Summoned Azazel-san. Serious ones are Made in Abyss, Promised Neverland, Mononoke, Noragami, and Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for spirits.
I'm always looking for new things, but certain animation styles rub me wrong, and especially bad when it's cell shading.

No. 113244

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Yurucamp! It’s about highschool girls who like to go camping. Informative and very relaxing to watch. I’ve reread the manga more times than I can count during my commutes to and from work, and love to rewatch the anime when I have nothing else I feel like watching. It’s probably my favorite sol of all time. Truly makes me want to try out camping (and winter camping too).

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thanks netflix

No. 113247

YESSSSSS i always thought this would make a great anime i'm so hyped

No. 113250

Thank god now I just need Spyxfamily to get a show

No. 113251

Oh, boy, my favorite genre. I, too, hate harem shit. I've recommended it in this thread before, but I will never not take the opportunity to rec Sketchbook ~full colors~. It's truly the most relaxing anime I've ever seen without being boring (imo.) It's a bit old, so idk if you'll like the animation style. A Little Snow Fairy Sugar is a cute little anime about fairies. Also, Aria the Animation is great. So calming. The manga is way prettier, however. I wish I had a list of every anime I've ever watched because I'm sure there are more I could recommend. My mind goes completely blank when people ask…

No. 113254

Let me add WataMote or "No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!" I've never laughed so hard at an anime, maybe because I relate far too much.

No. 113283

Ugh, I know a lot of people like this show but I just never got it. I found the mc selfish, grating and annoying. She comes across like a perverted, shut-in scrote more so than a socially inept girl, which is why I figure people on 4chan are so obsessed with it. Sometimes I felt sorry for her but the other half of her personality is the whole "I'm not like other girls, those brainless sluts" schtick which just screamed obnoxious pickme behavior despite her inability to integrate.

No. 113291

>She comes across like a perverted, shut-in scrote more so than a socially inept girl
Idgi, there are some girls that genuinely act like this. I don't think she's meant to be liked, I got the impression that we're supposed to laugh at how dumb and wrong she is (and she was proven wrong about the things she believes in a few times). It's like looking into the mind of a mentally ill person

No. 113295

I second >>113291 You are very lucky if you never were in the unhealthy mental state of the protagonist. I found her scary relatable and was glad I am no longer this kind of person. Being a lonely teenage girl with heaps of mental health issues is hell, especially when you grow up in a culture that tells you that there is only one right type of a woman and therefore you must hate girls that are not like you (bullying also doesn't help matters)

No. 113302

I guess it's my age showing, but I really can't stand 99% high school animes. Definitely loathe the harem anime bullshit, and I judge any series with a cast full of the stereotypical identical, colour-swapped big titty anime girl characters before even watching it. Seems like that doesn't leave many series to pick from these days lol

No. 113312

Dw you're not alone anon. At this point I've just started rewatching good shows I havent seen in a few years instead of new shit

No. 113340

For me, it's because I WAS her in junior high. I've changed a lot since then obviously and can laugh at that shit now.

No. 113785

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Late to the party but I watched Pet recently. I want the manga to get translated so bad because the anime was really interesting but it didn’t have a big budget. It’s hard to talk about without ruining spoiling the story but the series is a rollercoaster.

No. 113805

Ah, I'm reading that right now. The translation update speed is really slow, but as long as it doesn't get dropped I'm okay with waiting. It seems really cool so far. i didn't know there was an anime lmao

No. 113813

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I'm ntayrt earlier but I started watching this because it sounded cute and I'm enjoying it. The bright colors and art style are really endearing, I like all the fishing talk and I now have a crush on this dude and his super deep voice kek (the duck is a plus). Thanks for the rec.

No. 113819

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Yeah, it aired earlier this year and it covers the whole manga.

No. 113820

I'm hitting a wall trying to find sites that stream Tsuritama or that Househusband show for free… any recs of decent sites?

No. 113821

these are the two i'd use the most for free streaming (though i don't watch anime much anymore).

No. 113822

Thank you, anon! a lot of the sites I used to use have gone totally kaput, and Google is being a shit wrt turning up actually functional free streaming websites these days.

No. 113826

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I just finished watching Tsurune because I’m a fan of kyoani’s works and wow… no wonder this series basically dropped off the face of the earth soon after release lol. It had good moments (eg adults are also just faking it til they make it, how you can be with someone one day and then they’re dead the next) but so much of it felt like it built up for… not a lot of payoff. I guess since kyudo is subdued, a subdued sort of anime is only fitting? I really wish we got more of Shu, he was so cute. I was excited for the twins too, because I tend to like smug characters on a high horse, but then they quickly became a disappointment because they just became a one trick bullying pony. One of the twins getting target panic at the end seemed like a good segway into some character development and then it… ended. A movie was just announced and I’ll probably watch it eventually.

I wasn’t hoping for or expecting another Free, but man Tsurune was really lackluster even as a standalone to me.

No. 113828

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how do you guys feel about the journey of elaina airing this season?

No. 113829

I started it and liked it til the Bottle of Happiness episode where she just left the abused depressed slave with the moronic happy guy. I don't think she always has to solve people's problems but wow what a shitty ending. Slave is still gonna get beat by the father and nothing changed

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I agree with you. I barely saw anyone talk about it as it was airing so there wasn't much hype at all. It was visually gorgeous as always with KyoAni though, and my extra weeb side liked learning about a more traditional Japanese sport and seeing the cute guys in costume.

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Just struggled through Yuri on Ice. The first 3 episodes were so good but after that it got so mushy and fanservice-y I could barely pay enough attention to it to follow the plot.
The premise is definitely interesting and music was gorgeous, but the main characters were awful. I would love if the series centered around the other Yuri, he seemed to have so much more depth and determination than main MC.

No. 113889

I remember being suuuper into it as it was airing, and then like a week after the final episode aired I just hated it lmao. Like, I just realized how meh the entire thing was. I'm glad I didn't buy any merch while I was feeling really hyped for it.

No. 113898

I dropped it after all the stupid drama started with Victor's dog, it was turning into a gay Hallmark movie instead of a sports series. I hope the movie never gets out of development hell.

ngl I bought two cards of Phichit because he was the best character

No. 113900

>>113880 Russian Yuri was hands down the most interesting character, but my liking him was tainted by his character design being so… Idk how to say it, shota-pandering? Your pic is perfect example, it's beautiful but kinda gross at the same time (to me) (not judging anyone else who likes the character or style, just my personal hangup)

No. 113908

Christ I'd forgotten bout this show. Tried watching it when it was airing coz all the irl fujoshits around me kept cooming over it. Forced myself to ep 7ish; it was pretty Ill give it out, but much too gay for me to handle. Honestly would be down for a female non-gay version tbh lol

No. 113909

twink =/= shota

No. 113935

Couldn't watch past the first ep when the main character thought the Grand Prix Final was such a make or break event.

No. 113944

Yurio is 15 though. But watching it back then made me think they made the anime for adult women and tried to make Yurio attract the teenage girl audience,idk.

Watch old sport anime shojo manga, it's even more full of dramatic bullshit and fun. It's gonna be easier finding episodes online if you're French or Italian though.

No. 113955

Same, I thought the first 3 episodes were sorta interesting, but I found the rest of the show a chore to watch (doesn't help I was not the target audience), the animation took a nosedive after the prologue. I felt that most of the secondary characters were more interesting than the main duo, like Russian Yuri, the amount of disrespect the poor kid got was so annoying (I refuse to call him Yurio for this reason). Viktor gave me abuser vibes, and I also had a hard time suspending my disbelief that a guy like Yuri who spent a full year not practicing and stuffing himself could bounce back to championship level, especially in such a physically demanding sport.

No. 113961

YoI probably created a generation of figure skating fangirls that think the sport is meant for twinks and oversexualized gay men

No. 113986

>Viktor gave me abuser vibes
It was cool how he turned out he was a normal good guy after all, but I loved discussions and theories on /a/ where a lot of anons thought he was tricking Yuri into fucking up his career even more so he'd have one less rival and that he'd do some sabotaging Kamen no Garasu style. It was because of how mysterious it seemed and how he tends to stare at Yuri from afar in some specific scenes but it turns out he was just in love with him. I think YoI is the type of anime you're supposed to watch completely blind to appreciate it for what it is but that's nearly impossible with how popular it got because of huge spoilers spreading fast.

No. 113990

/a/ trying to figure out if Victor is hitler then realizing Yuri is hitler was one of the funniest experiences I've had watching anime

No. 114054

>Yuri is hitler
How so exactly? I remember almost nothing about this anime.

No. 114185

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Continuing on my Kyoani kick, I just finished Hibike! Euphonium. I started watching it years ago when it first came out with my friend and we agreed not to watch it without each other, but I got fed up with waiting so I just went ahead and watched it all myself lol. Pretty good series, I really enjoyed it. Taki was cute as hell, and Asuka is the best girl out of them all.

The series was really doing it for me, I’ll take that gay baiting shit kyoani was giving me. The lighting, especially that scene in the first or second episode where Reina pushes back her hair while the lights from cars passing by illuminate her from behind was heavenly. There were a lot of good moments, and I really, really appreciated Asuka’s storyline. I didn’t think she was going to be such a major character, and I really liked her constantly being teasing and illusive about things. Some storylines were kind of weird like Mizore’s possessiveness of Nozomi, but I’ve read one of the movies focuses on them and their relationship, so that’s fine I guess. The shit that really started making the entire series go downhill for me was Reina’s crush on Taki. I liked Reina in the beginning- the cool, talented beauty who is actually a little silly, who has her own goals and is determined to achieve them. But that whole episode when she’s mad at Kumiko for not telling her about his wife, and then even admitting she freaked out when finding out he had a wife? How can you ruin a character so fucking fast? The whole episode disgusted me. The small snippets they show of Taki concerning his wife (when he speaks to her photo, when he runs into Kumiko during the typhoon and speaks a little about her, Hashimoto saying Taki straight up left the music scene after she passed) really shows just how much he loved and adored her… But then Kumiko has to say “Well it’s gonna be mean of me to say, but he doesn’t have a wife anymore. I’m rooting for you.” Rooting for what?! Reina going after your teacher?! What the fuck kyoani. Age aside, it was just straight up disrespectful and disgusting to Taki lol. Reina even pries out the location of his wife’s grave and I thought “ok so this is the end of this crush” but then confesses to him TWICE after nationals. It’s gross. Sorry for sperging but it completely ruined her character for me.

Crunchyroll doesn’t have any of the movies for some reason so I guess I’ll watch them off some shifty website lol. I’m looking forward to the third season that’s apparently in the works.

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So, I binged the 5 episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen that are out and it certainly is a shounen. It's not like I expected anything special, though. It's just a nice bit of mindless fun.

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Yeah it's a pretty typical shounen but with a slightly darker aesthetic and the anime's had pretty good direction/animation so far. Excited to see what happens

No. 114315

I've never watched Yuri on Ice and don't intend to, but a great way to troll fujos would be pretending the MCs are straight and compiling a bunch of out-of-context evidence to this effect

No. 114502

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Anybody remembers No.6? I stumbled upon the opening on youtube today after forgetting this anime even exists. For a moment I thought it was just a fever dream of mine but nope.
I am a bit sad now they didn't make another season of it between now and when it was released, I loved it so much.

No. 114504

I have a deep fear of wasps since middle school because of it but god this anime was good!

No. 114505

That was my shit in middle school, I ever read the translated version of the original novel. I was absolutely and insanely assmad about the ending though, and I still don’t know WHY nezumi left. Like I wouldn’t have been so mad if it felt logical, but there was like no explanation and felt really cheap.

No. 114507

Didn’t care for it but I like Lama and Toi8

No. 114508

Lmao, I remember crying for days after the ending. I feel like they did it only so us middle school aged bitches are left scarred and heartbroken. They shouldn't make them kiss in the ending, it only added insult to the injury

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I watched maybe 5 animes in total but this I loved so much, everything about it was just perfect, especially Nezumi's voice…

No. 115263

I'm unironically digging this shit.

No. 115267

Same anon, it's just so stupid that I love it

No. 115270

Which team is your favourite? Mine is Matenrou obviously. I can't get over that they have veteran voice actor Hayami Shou rapping.

No. 115534

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Recently rewatched Digimon Tamers for the first time since childhood, in Japanese this time. I was surprised at how well it holds up even as an adult, then looked up who wrote and I'm not so surprised anymore.

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I've been on a Yokai Watch kick and just want to share my feelings since this franchise flopped real hard in the west.

It's a really fun game/anime and I recommend it if you just want to relax. The yokai have their own personalities like Digimon and the games have a sense of exploration that I think modern Pokemon lacks. I felt like I was a kid again exploring Japan for the first time.

No. 116819

I downloaded Yuri on Ice to rewatch it because the trailer for the movie finally came out. I haven't seen it since the show aired and the skating segments look worse than I remembered. It's kind of obnoxious that those scenes still look mediocre in the blu-ray release yet they redid all the guys' faces with lipgloss in all of their closeups.

No. 116891

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Yashahime is losing steam hard in the fandom. Sunrise is so desperate to keep the twins mom ambiguous and keep hinting at the og cast with barely interaction, that the story is just dead. Which is causing people to drop it and we've not even hit 12 episodes yet. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets canceled or demoted to spin off rather than true sequel. Latest Episode was toted as an InuKag and it was just a flashback of them giving their baby daughter to Miroku's demon pal because they are maybe being attacked by Sesshomaru then back to the girls

No. 116896

It's not surprising when you look up who the writer is and are familiar with his other work. He can't write good characters to save his life.

No. 116923

I rewatched it a couple of years ago and too was surprised how well it held up! it was my favourite of digimon series as a kid and still is! sorry for the lack of constructive discussion kek I just don't know anyone who likes it so encountering your post was exciting!

No. 118657

Alright, anyone got some more tea on Yashahime or are they really dragging out this WHO'S THE MOM shit?

No. 118678

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Completely dragging it out, and it's becoming a bit of a meme rn. No one gives a fuck about the plot and are getting annoyed that Moroha the inukag kid is being completely shafted for the mary sue twins. The art style makes everyone look 12 here's Sango for example, mind you this is suppose to be post having children on the right. Next episode is suppose to be their new moon phase from hat it looks like. So Towa the white hair one is gonna go brown haired. We still haven't moved ahead in the plot whatsoever regarding Rin in the tree.

No. 118684

Wow. I'm very glad I haven't wasted my time, in that case. 14 year old me would be more pissed than I am currently.

No. 118702

It's definitely dragging out the mom shit, but I love it because it's Maury-tier drama at this point. The show is fine if you go in having no expectations, I don't mind it because it's something to look forward to every week. Also I just like seeing buddy adventures.

Also, I've seen more people talk about rin being the mom but the VAs mentioned looking at Towa will reveal the mom, and a lot of things point to Kagura being the mom (the Haori Towa was wearing when she was captured is the same pattern as the evil Naraku-baby that Kagura was forced to carry around, eye shapes mean a lot and hers is exactly like Kagura's. Time travel is a huge component in the show so if it is real then I want to see how they did it). Mostly i'm sticking around because, if Kagura IS the mom, that's another OTP win for me

No. 118713

See I'd be down for this if the twins were INTERESTING but they're about as engaging as soggy bread I just can't imagine sesskagu kids being as dull as possible

No. 118723

Would she result in half demon kids though? I believe technically she's a demon too.

No. 118739

Kagura died in the original series but they can and have brought people back. Kagome is the reincarnation of Kikyo for example, Kikyo was 'alive' via her bone ash and graveyard soil made into clay.It's not a stretch she was reborn human. I'm still hoping the title is literal and the mom is a half demon princes. Inukag kid is less than half demon and the twins are..well twins.

No. 118821

LOL how fantastic would that be though, the two of the most most milquetoast kids disappointing their awesome parents. That's why Sesshoumaru threw them into the woods, to potentially save his boring offspring from themselves by trying to make them interesting.

No. 118826

Be fitting for sure. Sadly I knew it was gonna be a shit show when in Rumiko's interview she had to be directed on their design vs inukag kid Moroha who came to her easily. Also her subtle jab of "For me the story was over and that she was surprised they wanted to continue with the story via sess kids It's essentially a bad fanfic with funding

No. 118909

Oh god I didn't see that interview, that definitely sucks that they're just doing it to milk the series for Inu-Dollars. This is why I don't take media seriously anymore and just watch what keeps my interest, any look at the behind the scenes is always filled with this disappointing info. Damn Rumiko, it's your series, tell them to piss off with your "fuck you" money.

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i know this is some pathetic shit, but i cant watch the attack on titan anime any further even though i love the manga, and the anime animation is really amazing so far imo, only because the mappa anime design for zeke looks like a skinnier carbon copy of the man that tried to lock me into his apartment when i was 18, and thats all i can think of when i see him on screen. idek know why, the wit design and the maga design don't activate the same visceral disgust. and this is only the first few episodes where zeke is not even that prominent a character yet, he will have so much more screen time later on. and i think some of the new mappa character designs actually look a lot better than the old ones.

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I know I am very late to this but wow Attack on Titan is amazing and deserves all the hype. An easy 10/10 masterpiece to me that only gets better with every season.
The world building, lore and characters are so impressive. No one feels useless, and almost everyone I can sympathise with.
What's even more impressive is that it's the creator's FIRST series! He's only done 2 one-shots before it!
I like Mikasa, Eren, Annie, Hange, Sasha and have a big soft spot for Armin and Reiner.
I'm looking so forward to Season 4's Episode 5. I am genuinely obsessed with this series. I'm so happy that I started watching it, I can't believe I've put it off for so many years yet somehow avoided spoilers. I haven't felt this excited and engaged in a long time, it's a very precious feeling. Season 4's intro is also amazing I don't know how people disliked it. I really, really like this series.

That's not pathetic anon, I'm very sorry to hear that and I hope you are doing ok! When I see Zeke I just see Pewdiepie, when he had a longer beard and wore the same glasses as him lol.

No. 120909

Anons, as a total newbie I'm confused. Which Higurashi do I watch??

No. 120911

Just read the sound novels, the old anime glosses over a lot of important plot points in favor of gory scenes (it was one of those babby's first edgy anime back in the days) and it has a limited animation, and while I haven't seen the new one it's apparently a confusing mess that can't choose between being newcomers friendly or a sequel for old fans. Mangas are a descent alternative if you're not into VNs.

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Is Kaiji Ultimate Survivor a good anime? I just want to know if it’s worth watching and all
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No. 120930

Its nice to be an animefag in AoT situation…manga on the other hand had barely any plot progression for a long time (volumes) to a point where i dropped it.