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general thread to discuss anime
thread #1 >>3894
Holy fuck I love this manga so much.
You’ve made my entire Valentines Day. I’m really happy.
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Does anyone know which anime this is from?
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please and thank you in advance.
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What the FUCK is going on with promised neverland season 2?
Seriously, what the fuck. It went from a horror anime to straight feels good piece. How did the kids seriously escape without a single death or injury… Then they just randomly did a timeskip? What a noticeable quality drop. Such a disappointment. Wondering if I should pick up the manga.
The manga is better when it comes to the pacing, I think but then, the end happens and not in a darnit! I wanted more! way
I feel like it kept the horror-like stuff.
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opinions on bokurano?
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Yeah, I follow it. It's like a mix of Yu-Yu-Hakusho(in spirit) and Bleach (in aesthetics+spirit). If you enjoy shounenshit, it's good, and it has a lot of pretty boys and good animation while almost no needless annoying fanservice gags.>>129612
I actually like the mangaka's rough, blocky style, but that's me. The anime looks too polished and pretty sometimes for this reason.
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Saged cause it's sorta a beaten horse rn but yashahime has lowered the bar of how stupid they can get even further
>It's now canon that after giving birth pretty much no one has given a shit about Rin
>she went missing shortly after birth still apparently living with Kaede further cementing that Sesshomaru wanted loli puss and dipped
>Kaede just kinda shrugged off her disappearance with 'Shit happens she's prob dead' this was said to the modern age daughter Towa who was pretty much the same and shrugged off the important information of her mother
>They brought back Shiori the bat half demon then immediately said her tan skin was demonic and her human night form is just Kagome with pale skin.
>Shiori is wearing the same sacrificial robe she was wearing in her debut they just sorta stretched her model and said "Yup that's an adult"
There's more but I guess they're banking on a season two to flesh out the plot? Which I don't see happening a recent interview even confirmed Takahashi never intended Sesshomaru to get with Rin.
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same fagging cause I'm a moron her model is pretty much just Kagome just pale skin being seen as human.
ew. in that case i think i will give the manga a pass then. i’m just hoping the anime doesn’t keep bringing up this plot point because it just makes me feel icky for want of a better word. i think i saw someone in another thread mention that the manga features abusive
tendencies from the couple so i’m hoping the anime doesn’t cover that. what we’ve seen so far is enough for me thank you
Potential spoilers but there's a semi important scene that revolves around the point of Hori wanting Miyamura to be rough/mean with her (I believe the anime will be covering up to ch 37ish but I forget what chapter this scene happens) Miyamura gives in and yells and smacks something Hori is holding onto the ground and she's profusely apologizing, it's an important scene because students who bullied Miyamura in middle school witness this and they are terrified of Hori, so suddenly the food chain was Miyamura > Hori > Them and they question how frightening Miyamura must be now. It sort of sets up the stage for their interactions in the future or something
My memory of the manga is a little fuzzy so I might be wrong, other anons please feel free to correct me lol.
It's good and entertaining, I recommend. >>129815
Me too anon. I prefer the manga art style compared to the anime, I feel like it matches the vibe of the series better.
It feels oriented towards women, or at least giving women equal consideration, which is great. The villain ripping his shirt off at pretty much every opportunity did make me laugh pretty hard though. The mc has lovable doofus qualities but not the insufferable doormat qualities that a lot of shonen and seinen protags are burdened with. The female characters are cool and varied and not designed as obnoxious waifu bait.>>129815
Also picrel is awesome. He has the best lines in the show. I can't believe people stan so hard for other male characters when he's around.
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I wouldn’t be so hard on the animation, Gokudolls has an ugly animation but it’s still one of the funniest anime I have ever watched. Comedy doesn’t get much funding anyways, not even a popular show like Gintama. The manga is super fun and the voice acting sounds good, I’m still excited for it.
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new episode of horimiya. so disappointing, weirdly paced and choppy. and the stupid “miyamura is the perfect boyfriend for hori because he’s willing to domestically abuse his girlfriend in public when she asks for it” plotline. oh god it makes me so mad. and the fact that miyamura brought this up with hori’s dad and they had this skeevy conversation about her ‘kink’. why the fuck would you talk about this with your gf’s dad. also hori’s dad kind of seems like a sex offender lol. i hate whichever man wrote this. like out of all the manga plot points they could bring up why do they have to do this for two episodes in a row. also i totally thought miyamura’s bully had a crush on him lol
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Anyone hyped for the last EVA movie?
this. the rebuilds are shit, i've lost all hope after i watched the3rd one
TV (including 25 and 26) + EoE will always be superior. Heck, even Sadamoto's manga is heaps better to Rebuilds. It was such a ride to read it throughout the years. Fuck rebuilds.
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I’ve never watched the Rebuilds (NGE and EoE only) but I saw this post on /cm/ and had to save it
Aww KawoShin is confirmed as toxic
? it was hard to keep up with spoilers yesterday so I gave up, just heard that last scene with Kaworu he is with some random other male character? (Kensuke or Kaji?)
Also if Shinji really ends up with Mari
imma just gonna react like that anon from your post, there are many bad things about the reboots but she is easily the worst addition.
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It all keeps tumbling down
Every ship in Evangelion is toxic
except some of the adult ones, lmao.( Not toxic
enough to not make sweet merch bux off of tho- pretty sure I saw official ShinjixKaworu dresses and stuff lol) Asuka and Shinji are radioactive levels of toxic
. Or how about the girl who is a partial clone of Shinji's dead mom. I mean Shinji kills Kaworu in the original series. Lol that is such a troll move, holy shit. Mari was such a rando addition. Anno's contempt for the fans really jumps out.
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Are these people new to the franchise? You just gotta roll with Anno being a cruel bastard my friends. Am I right to infer from this that the world doesn't end (again) in this one? Huh, that is surprising.
where was it confirmed as toxic
and where can i read all the spoilers?
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Rumours are flying all over Japanese twitter but a lot are trolls so it's hard to trust what is legit. Apparently Kaworu says something like he was projecting his selfish desires on Shinji and didn't actually care about him at all. Also Kensuke ends up with Asuka? lol
Article on how to avoid them but can actually help you find them: https://www.dualshockers.com/evangelion-final-movie-spoilers-explained/
Hmm I remember the impression I had from wathing the NGE tv series was that Kaworu was the least toxic
relationship Shinji ever had; I'm not a shipper though and I hate unnecessary coupling in general so i honestly would prefer if no one ended up with anyone; but seems like literally everyone was paired up (unless spoilers were 4chan lies). Could have expected that since apparently point of reboots seemed to make Shinji-centered harem story though, as literally every girl is miraculously into him now.
I guess I'll watch this final movie and then proceed to remove every single memories of reboots from my mind. I saw 3.0 twice and remember almost nothing of it because it was so bad.
All that said, I'm still excited for more Shiro Sagisu music, I love the over the top epicness of it.
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Oh absolutely. But it's all degrees. Kaworu treated him the most tenderly, like a human being with agency, despite not being human himself. It still resulted in Shinji having to kill him though. Hence it not really being an idyllic relationship. Their reboot relationship takes that element away by having Misato kill Kaworu, after Kaworu facilitates it, which makes it more of a slap in the face to fans if the spoilers are true. Pretty cruel on Anno's part but exactly something he would do tbh. Anyone expecting picrel was delusional.
Sagisu is great and so is the music Utada Hikaru wrote for it. Beautiful Boy and One Last Kiss.
If this is true then they really pulled that shit out of their asses. While it's true that everything in NGE is toxic
, there was literally no sign of Kaworu being selfish, projecting and not caring about Shinji
prior to this movie. How can you see bad intentions and toxic
behaviour in anything that he does in 3.0? And apparently fucking Mari
is the next best candidate?>>131246
I get Anno's always been a troll, but at least deep down his decisions made some kind of sense. If 4chan's right then it looks like he just picked the ending casually for the shits and giggles. Or to purposely not please anyone.
>>131258>Sagisu is great and so is the music Utada Hikaru wrote for it. Beautiful Boy and One Last Kiss.
I just listened to OLK and I'm so moved, against myself… that part when a bit of Beautiful World plays… it sure brings me back and hurts as fuck. I've been an evafag since I was younger than the children. It's been 16 years now. I remember when Rebuids were announced as NGE but easier to understand and people raged… I rememember waiting for each movie until I stopped giving a fuck after 3.0.
I did not want to get emotional about the Rebuilds yet here I am. FUCK. Though frankly, I'm more moved by the passage of time than the shitshow itself.
I'm glad that original NGE will always be around.
Agreed. If it's true, and I hope it's not, but from the Japanese tweets I am reading it appears so… It's the literal definition of a writer asspull and retrofitting. There is no way you can watch what he does for Shinji, go against his very nature and sacrifice his life because he actually totally doesn't give a shit about Shinji and is just being selfish, like what? Apparentlty he can manipulate time and isn't really dead which changes the meaning of his sacrifice
But this honestly just seems designed to hurt and piss off fans and wreck one of the few relationships that came close to wholesome that Shinji had. What the fuck.
That doesn't make sense still. Even without a true sacrifice, it was still a (relatively) good and happy relationship, platonic or not. It's obvious that they changed their minds after making 3.0, or (unlikely) the relationship was always meant to be toxic
but they didn't convey it well, which is sign of a very bad writer. Even if something happens afterwards in the movie, there would have been no foreshadowing. I can already see the coomers claiming that you had to have 500 IQ to get the hints and understand how totally toxic
the relationship was.
I stopped being an evafag years ago because I was tired of all the waiting, and even if now I don't care much about it, this still feels insulting kek
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someone on reddit claims the ending is open-ended with strong asushin hints. See pic related. This does sound probable cause it's kinda like Sadamoto's manga ended. I remember bits of Sadamoto's narrative leaking to Rebuilds lmfao
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Honestly, japanese women are just as likely to write something like that than japanese men. For example, Koi to Wobu ni Wa is an anime that is going to release this spring about a 27 yo Man straight up grooming a 17 yo that is high school friends with his little sister and the manga was written and drawn by a woman.
I looked it up a bit because I thought it was sort of going to subvert the trope a bit because the main character seems to, at first, be pretty aware of how disgusting it is but nope all of the mc's refusals just make him even more interested in pursuing her and it's even described that he sees it as an "act of love".
Sorry for the rant but ew, I'm so tired of anime like these.
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I'm reading everywhere that end game couples are Shinji/Mari (???) Asuka/Kensuke (??????) Kaworu/Rei (?????????)
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Bruh, people are going to be mad at you for not spoiler texting that. Anno just wanted to upset people.the first two seem to be correct based on Japanese twitter but not the third
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You guys are gonna get yelled at. I got yelled at for manga spoilers that ended in December, lol. Yeah it's so weird. I'm laughing just thinking about it. It almost seems like shipping siblings. Pretty sure it isn't true though. Kaworu is time looping and becoming Commander Nagisa or some shit and retconning his feelings for Shinji and Rei dissapears apparently
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Every ship anyone actually cared about BTFO by the creator. The minor character geek getting the ultimate tsundere waifu goddess Asuka has me rolling.
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Here's another spoiler movie summary from Reddit. It's pretty good in that it matches other spoilers while making the movie sound like at least it makes some sense (even though the plot still doesn't sound great to me).>>131428>He is mentally ill, and I mean that quite literally so maybe we shouldn't try to judge his actions as merely being that of an obnoxious troll.
Uhhh he seems to be in a much better place mentally though. I'm not even sure if he was trolling or trying to make happy NGE. Even the theory that Mari is Moyocco Anno to Anno's Shinji
makes sense to me than him trying to hurt fans this time.
The ships seem pretty open ended from what I read…
I don't know how to put it into words, but you blaming whatever issues with the plot of a movie that you haven't even seen yet on Anno's mental illness rubs me the wrong way. Especially since Anno was in a shit place when he made original NGE and it looks like he's enjoying himself now, making Godzilla movies and whatever.
The new movie seems chirpy compared to EoE. I don't feel like I really like it, but I wouldn't blame it on Anno's diagnosis.
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>>131430>Anno turns Eva into your generic shounen
The absolute madlad.
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What's even more crazy is that apparently the Japanese are loving it. Don't ask me to dig for source through pages and pages of the Evageeks spoiler thread, but apparently 3.0+1.0 is currently the highest rated NGE movie (including EoE somehow, which if I remember correctly, is rated lower than 1.0 and 2.0). I know the rating will most likely become lower with time, but still… what the fuck.
Also see pic related (source https://soranews24.com/2021/03/09/final-evangelion-movie-is-finally-out-and-weve-seen-it-our-eva-fans-spoiler-free-impressions/
>>131494>The average audience don't want to sit through shinji and friends go through pure suffering for 3 movies, only for it to end with them getting tang'd or a bittersweet end with the world being saved but like 90% of the cast being dead or mentally fucked from the whole ordeal.
Do they even like NGE then? Like what's the point?
There was hope in EoE, but you bad to find it. The movie wasn't blinding you with positivity. People could come back to life, after all - if they wanted to face reality
>>131495>Do they even like NGE? What's the point?
No. I notice a lot of people who like the rebuild movies end up hating a lot of what makes NGE… NGE. I like the meme that these movies are just Hideki Anno spitting on us /a/utists but, to be honest, EoE and NGE feel like they came from special mental places he's moved on from.
We're probably not gonna get anything like EoE or NGE from Anno ever again. Plus, the man loves toku and mecha, so I'm not surprised these movies devolved into shounenshit.
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Neatly pairing off all the surviving characters, and having them skip off into the sunset is so funny. Most shounen don't even go that far. I'm trying to think of any. I guess we know who Rei was waiting for in that lipstick commercial now, lmao.
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Lol. Anno singlehandedly manage to put everyone from waifufags to fujos on suicide watch. I'm honestly a little excited for the salt to come when it releases in the west.
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And he killed off Misato and Kaji
the one ship that made sense. I would be mad if I cared about the reboots or had any expectation of Anno not being a troll. Personally I liked the original no ship endings. The salt will be bonkers. The Japanese fandom are always more subdued with their saltiness whereas the western fans go straight to death threats.
>>131547but at least they have a kid, right? So ship confirmed and at least it happened even more than in the original tv series
I've said it somewhere else but FUCK REI BECOMING A SIMPLE KUUDERE FARMER THAT'S NOT HER CHARACTER. And she deserves a better arc than dying so Shinji feels bad after accepting herself as fully human. WTF is this Pinocchio narrative. She didn't even get a specific name. What happened with Rei II anyway? Why did Shinji stop giving a fuck after going nuclear in 2.0 for her?
Also I'm not buying the happy normie Kaworei ending, even though at least they look cute as a couple and the idea kinda was hinted at in the past
On another note - is Kara no Kyoukai actually good or only if you are a braindead weeb/coomer? I'm considering watching the movies but I don't like dipping my toes in new anime unless I'm sure it's worth it…
As a big fan of original Evangelion lore, this sucks shit. Though I didn't expect anything after awful crap that was 3.0.how is Asuka an angel now???
Though I kind of dig happy naruto ending. It fits Rebuild movies.
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I'm not sure if this belongs in this thread or the video game one, but I'm trying to play the Danganronpa VN (V2) and the characters are so annoying. I really enjoyed the story and the characters in the first game, they were just very charming to me, but this sequel is too painful to go through. All the female characters are just ecchi anime tropes personified. Does it get better? I'm only at the beginning.
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I'm in the same boat. I didn't expect anything, but damn. I'm just trying to laugh it off.Lmao I forgot about Asuka being an angel because of all the other nonsense, wtf. He should have paired her with Kaworu if he really wanted people to go nuts. The two angels.
I still think torpedoing the Kaworu and Shinji relationship is a huge fuck you to fans and kind of ruins the happy ending. People make fun of fujos but the franchise very deliberately crossed into yaoi baiting with Kaworu and Shinji multiple times. It was never going to go further but it was pretty aggressive. At least let them have the "I was born to meet you" intact.
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KawoRei scene at the end.
(Don't open if you hate spoilers)
Honestly, can we even consider it just Anno trolling us when it's just such a safe ending?? It's not like the argument that "well you wanted escapism so here it is, the whole trilogy is just that" when >>131784
is the last thing fans in general would want.
It's not the ending people wanted and it's also the safest ending to give because everything ends on a happy note with everyone tied together, with all the possible hint of gayness from the story smothered. I know this whole movie trilogy was a cash grab from the get go but this makes me respect him less as a director because it feels very… corporate? Like, does he really have any right to criticizing such a culture when he's engaging on the worst parts of it willingly?
wtf are the japanese audiences not feeling trolled and instead are "yay, shinji got his happy ending, guess its time for me to be an adult too uwu"
Anno has completely lost his touch. Shocking to thing the same person hugely responsible for the original NGE and Shikijitsu (highly recommended to Eva fans, same style as the more introspective episodes) pulled this generic weebshit
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anyone else completely confused by otherside picnic? i started watching it because i heard it featured college aged women and yuri but i actually have no clue what is happening plot wise. i’m up to episode 7 but i’m thinking of dropping it
The manga's a little better but the anime's pretty terrible. Clearly had no budget (lots of wide shots with extremely shitty 3D models) and they've reordered a bunch of plot stuff in a way that doesn't really make sense and skipped over stuff as well.
I only watched up to episode 6, and the manga has been translated to about the end of the beach arc. Plot is basically just portals to another dimension and hunting down stuff that lives there. If you like japanese creepypasta I'd say it's worth checking out, but if you just want yuri it's very mild/only implied with stuff like "wahhh why do I feel jealous whenever she mentions this other woman???" and some handholding.
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Saging because nobody likely wants to talk about this annoying ass show but I'm blown away by all the people saying this anime taught them the true potential of literature and art. I thought they must all be 12 but many of them are fully developed adults. Have people never read books or watched movies or even esteemed manga or anime before? I'm losing it at the way people are throwing around genius and one of the greatest works of art ever made. The only beautiful thing is by association- that stunning end song, Shock by Yuko Ando.
Also lmao at Isayama not wanting me to root for Eren destroying everything even though he fails boo. You failed, bitch. Everyone else is so insufferable. This is giving me horrific Daenerys flashbacks.
Well, there are some pretty obvious allusions/parallels to WW2 and the holocaust. And the argument can be made that with the way the story plays out this basically casts some of the jews of the story as the bad guys for wanting revenge/annihilation of the nazis and germans. It could also be read as saying the allied forces should have just tried harder to be friends with the nazis, lol. Of course other people would say this is all nonsense and it's just fiction with no references to history.
I just think it's funny that people have apparently never read All Quiet on the Western Front or watched Come and See. Imagine thinking a mangaka in the 21st century invented the concept of "war is hell" and that war is bad and should be avoided, lmao.
Ok I kinda take it back. I thought you were pretentiously flexing your superior taste in media but I didn't know that AoT retards like that existed. Wow
I hope they are still like thirteen, but I know I am probably wrong…
Genuinely forgot that weebs love to claim that some shonenshit taught them the meaning of love, life and friendship aka things that children are taught about in kindergarten
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I finished the first season of Initial D and was pretty hyped but i'm watching the fourth one rn and it's so bad.
>Nakazato, aka the only endearing charater, get thrown away and never talked about (also Kyoko deserves better)
>Takumi NEVER loses, there 0 tension, the only time and doesn't win, his opponent says it doesn't count
>Ryosuke is supposed to be this OP driver but the only time he is seen in his car he FUCKING LOSES, why the fuck does Takami wants his approval ?
>Itsuki and his cringe romance makes me want to throw myself out of a window
Why can't anime be good more than 26 episodes ?
I was like 10 or 11 too when I watched it on TV with the French dub
, I loved NGE so much and didn't mind the last two episodes being weird, I was satisfied with the ending. Thank god I didn't watch EOE until much later I would have been traumatized.
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Lol yeah, gotta be chugging that titty anime to have your mind blown by AOT. Imagine thinking no anime has ever tried tackling morality or ethics before, lmao. Go watch Monster. Grave of the Fireflies is a beautiful anime about the cost of war (I imagine not "badass" enough for them), and there are others because it is one of the most popular subjects in art ever. Since AOT fans are so into violent euro war stuff I kind of want to make them watch Come and See (not an anime though) Clockwork Orange style. What that actor goes through in the course of that film feels like a war crime that should be tried at The Hague court. I have never seen an actor convey ptsd so convincingly on film.
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I don't really find Shinji to be the typical self insert idealized male protag. A lot of guys who have watched it call him a loser and a pussy because he isn't "based" or "badass". I disagree strongly that he is a whiny loser who sucks. He is a severely troubled 14 year old. As a young female viewer I could really relate to his self loathing, indecisiveness, parental issues. And before the reboots he doesn't actually get any of the girls
According to my girlfriend, the 2chan criteria for "harem" is that at least five girls must be attracted to the protagonist. (We had a long argument about harem anime this weekend, where she claimed that Code Geass is actually a harem series but NGE is not.) I haven't seen all the reboots but from what I recall, the only ones who are really into Shinji are Misato, Asuka and Kaworu. But the first 2 are also into Kaji, after all. Rei doesn't count as she's 100% into Gendo and also Rei is basically Shinji's mother, wtf Anno
Girlfriend and I are divided on NGE because she hates Shinji with a burning passion and I always felt he was relatable. Sure, he's a whiny passive-aggressive self-centered loser and general sack of shit but so was I at that age.
Lol yeah, I don't think it's a harem. To me a harem is virtually every "attractive" female character pursuing the protag. Asuka and Rei dabble in being interested in Shinji and he in them but it never becomes a big thing in the original series or movie. Kaworu and Shinji are definitely into each other no matter how Anno tried to rewrite it. As for Misato- I don't feel she is interested in him at all sexually or romantically except for that one infamous scene, which most people interpret as being part of her inability to connect with people without her sexuality and not genuine interest. I wasn't including the reboots in my feelings on EVA at all except to mention that he apparently ends up with Mari as endgame
I actually really like Shinji. He's a disturbed kid with a really shitty father who didn't ask for the situation he is in. The adults around him behave irresponsibly at best. Being self loathing and miserable and lashing out and running away never bothered me. I liked that he wasn't the angelic martyr doormat with the inevitable badass transformation arc. I feel like people hold him to the standards of like a 35 year old man, lol (not you, your comments are fair).
>>132118>he’s a scrote male gaze pseud Freudian fuck fest who has no depth>Shinji the mentally ill protoincel teen>a 'fuck fest'
you okay there, anon?>>132126>I don't feel she is interested in him at all sexually or romantically except for that one infamous scene, which most people interpret as being part of her inability to connect with people without her sexuality and not genuine interest
there is also the kiss, so two scenes (chair one at the end of TV + kiss in EoE). I agree 100% with you though.
I like that the show/EoE call Shinji out on his unhealthy sexual obsession with the women (girls) in his life and the entitlement that comes with it.
Completely believable for a self loathing, depressive 14 year old boy with abandonment issues. I'm an unapologetic Shinji stan. I convinced some guys in the military to change their minds on him.
I can't stand that there are basically two types of protags. The super genki, happy and brave protag who has an unfaltering desire to save everyone and apparently no fear. Or the meek doormat who nevertheless wants to martyr themselves for all of humanity (and usually goes about it in the most dumbass way possible) and inevitably goes through a transformation into a cool badass. So boring.
I was reading a manga recently that is fairly typical but subverted this a bit by having the normie protag falter when actually faced with horrible maiming and death and have a mental breakdown, not actually wanting to die. Completely doubting his decision to act like a hero and sacrifice himself. That was a bit better than the usual.
Just ignore vents then. EVA fans are at least defending the series but AOT fans aren't even trying.
Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I have, I was never a fan of the 'people with giant exacto knives with jet packs fighting giants' series to begin with. I have just kept up with updates because of the immense popularity (this site is built on hate watching so don't judge me). I'm not an Eren fan, lol. I'm a destroy the world fan. A ham-fisted and in my opinion failed attempt by an author to make their protagonist the very bad and evil villain makes me want to root for their goals. As for the rest of the cast-sorry you like them-but basically giving them all the same boring pacifist "forgiveness is always the answer" personality but still with the ability to be a violent badass on command is very have your cake and eat it too.
Tamako Market and then watch Tamako Love Story
Watch Card Captor Sakura too
I'm just rewatching NGE for the nth time so my bf can see it and I adore how well all the characters are written. Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Ritsuko and Misato… they are acting in a very human, consistent way. You can kinda tell what's going on in their heads and why they behave in a certain way, even when their actions suggest opposite. Like in the one episode the three stooges try to keep quiet not to wake up Misato and Asuka overhears and immediately steps in and screeches some bs. You just know she cannot stands the attention being on anyone else but her (even though she doesn't even care about Toji and Suzuhara). This is how all the main characters work, you can even sometimes tell how they are influenced by their relationships (I am sure Touji only knew that Misato got promotion from stripes on her collar because he's constantly hanging with Kensuke the military freak)
I love observing Ritsuko and Misato's friendship, it's fascinating as well.
TBH I'm not a fan of the fanservice, though I appreciate when those scenes at least say something about the characters. It does make me cringe a lot though.
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So, is wonder egg priority trannyshit? I havent seen any of the newer eps
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nvm I deleted my previous comment, pic is spoiler.What is funny that episode where they vaguely mentionned that there's only suicided girls in the egg world, so kek
She's just a girl who passes for a handsome guy too much, and makes all the girls turn lesbian around her. >>132382Honestly this episode was kind of annoying to watch, since the main girl performed suicide because of getting pregnant via rape, and they focus on her rapist misgendering her. Like holy shit, get your priorities together girl>>132376
Not really, this is the one episode that had a FtM character. But it is kind of all over the place since they're scrambling to actually explain the plot in these few episodes left.
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This really bummed me out but things are pointing to her actually being trans considering this scene and when they uwu validate eachother by calling one another a pretty girl and brave boy, also the jacket is trans colored and momoe's bra seems to be too. The only thing that can say she's just a handsome girl would be that she went to an all girls school and ai pointing out she has no adam's apple
I definitely did not care about anyone during my first watch through except for Kaworu. I decided to finally pick it up because of him but since he doesn't appear til the end, I didn't connect so much with the story or characters. I'm so happy I'm rewatching it, even is the twists and turns aren't as exciting as experiencing it for the first time, because I truly do enjoy each of the characters this time around. Actually, knowing their backstory and what happens might be why they're more enjoyable this time. Even during my first watch through as a teen, I would be like "ok, of course Shinji's being a little bitch, he's just 15" but now as an adult it really hits home that all of the pilots are so
young and have so many issues yet have to shoulder all of this shit. I can't believe I didn't love Ritsuko or Misato the first time around, they're fucking great- probably my favorite characters really.
The uncomfortably long pauses, repeating scenes, things I used to laugh and chalk up as "I bet they did this to save what little budget they had" really adds to the atmosphere and experience of the original series. I mostly watched the original so I could have some background when watching the rebuilds (which is what I really wanted to watch since they were coming out), but now I don't know if I'll enjoy the rebuilds as much because I finally get what people love about the original Eva series.
Also, I remember reading about episodes 17-19 during my first watch but it didn't really affect me when I saw it. This time, even though it's just grainy old anime gore, I felt really squicked out seeing all the blood. It really hit me this time how much Shinji was going through and how cruel and gruesome the the whole series is.
It just makes no sense to me because of an episode pointing out that all the dead souls were girls and the fighters that the two shady dudes collect for their shady plan seem to be girls too. And they obviously didn't care about Kaoru's inner feeling when making her into an egg. And also what you said, Japan is not nearly progressive enough to have a male being admitted into a girls' school.
But it'll probably never be outright stated or denied, and I'm not really feeling much for any of these characters, so it's whatever for me even if it's true.
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Alright watched the episode, it really felt clumsy overall not even talking about the tranny character but also the way the plot itself is going.
Momoe is indeed a girl (female) for her lack of adam apple pointed at in an episode and the fact that she goes to school in her girl uniform no problem in public. They really should've covered about her gender non confirmity by making Momoe points out that she likes dressing this way. So of course people thought she was a tranny since it was about misgendering, and the introduction of the new character didn't helped much. The way they handled it was really surface level and expeditive (about the rape scene, showed part of it
) it's as if the writer(s) just wanted to throw in some traumas and that's it.
Sperg aside the kiss scene was just eh, so she doesn't like being hit by girls but a girl "who is a boy inside" is ok.
The plot is becoming weirdly edgy too.
Samefag my writting is really weird but basically I felt the writer wanted the audience to relate so they tried a bunch of stuff while still being vague about them, the ennemies (Wonder Killer) are uncreative, trans character was handled badly imo, the only character whose thoughts and development was explicit was Rika, only 2 episodes left and unless they already have season 2 green lit how they can explain the plot properly we still barely know anything. I really liked the first half but it's going in a weird direction.
(sorry for rambling kek)
I like shinji too
I recently rewatched nge with my bf who watched it for the first time. My bf is kind of a smoothbrain when it comes to anime because he's a shonenfag and even though he liked eva he said he was weirded out and frustrated by how shinji never "gets better", he never becomes the amazing battle shonen protag you want him to be and it makes sense but it seems some men just can't deal with that kek
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>>132467>he never becomes the amazing battle shonen protag you want him to be
Watching with my bf now and I have to keep biting myself in my tongue to not say>Hey it's hilarious how the opening makes you think that Shinji will eventually ~become a legend~ and it literally never happens, it just keeps tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down. Based troll. Good thing I never wanted Shinji to become some badass McBoring Retard. Also really cool how the 'angel of the week' first half lulls you into a false sense of sequrity and completely pulls the rug out of a viewer that expects regular shonen bs. Must have been shocking as fuck back in the 90's. even though the second half is so superior to the first one, especially the early Asuka episodes it's not even funny
Lol ive shipped kaworei for so long- finally patience pays off.
I know its a bit off a nonsense ship-i just think it has some neat possibilities. And they look good together.
Everything else about the new movie looks like garbage though. Rebuild fans get more of what they got before- absoloute dogshit.
TV and EoE will always be miles better than whatever Anno was trying to do with this.
My only question is… Ritsumaya
didn't kiss and that was a fake leak, right? Shame, even if that ship would be a pure fanservice and I liked the tragic dynamics from NGE TV/EoE. Gendo fucking sucks but Ritsuko's daddy issues broke my fucking heart
Oh does Ritsuko have daddy issues at all? I guess i paid too much attention to her mommy issues. I think that their dynamic is really interesting and messed up.
I haven't seen the ritsumaya leak- so i don't know about its legitimacy. I think their relationship is super cute!
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Momoe isn't trans, she's just a girl that dresses androgynous. Everything you see online is not true, judge it with your own brain.>>132413
All of them are girls indeed. There's no way around it.
Kaoru has the biological reality of being a woman, but in her mentally ill brain that commited suicide, she wants to be a boy, even if she got pregnant. "there's no way around it", like the show says.>>132417
This show is very feminist, I recommend it. Sadly it's a libfem perspective. I still like it though. But Kaoru is mentally ill and biologically female. We don't get a choice about being a woman.
Everyone who likes this show, just avoid /a/, twitter, and everywhere else. Because troons are flocking into it and it's going to be annoying. I fucking hate troons.
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Sorry, these scenes have been out in the manga for a while because Isayama is so damn slow that I genuinely forgot about anime only people. I will at least censor anything next time. Lol at EVA fans defending their anime but AOT fans just being like "leave AOT alone!" and then leaving though.
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You mean his personal teenage girl clone collection made from his dead wife. So creepy. That scene in EOE where he gropes her breast and then puts his hand inside her abdomen while she's naked was so unsettling. Does it count as harem if it's the same girl 100 times over?
It has it's own logic, both of them being the outsider "not fully human" characters. It's way better than Shinji and Mari, ugh (why is she even here? Because Shinji can't endgame with Rei or Asuka? Feels like it). That's very manic pixie dreamgirl in a way. Depressive lost boy ends up with super positive and optimistic girl who loves life. I thought Shinji and Rei were an interesting and feasible pair even though he obviously had the most chemistry with Kaworu (thanks for nuking that Anno, you dick). But that's ruined by the fact that she's genetically his mom. Not that Anno had problems with him being interested in her or falling onto her naked body before lol
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I do not agree with this tumblrina on everything NGE (as far as I remember, she tried to turn Rei and Asuka into twans/nonbinary icons - disgusting), but I find this analysis spot on, especially in regards the glasses thing.
Link so you can see (?) the embedded pictures:https://qmisato.tumblr.com/post/190612924044/this-post-will-discuss-sensitive-topics-please-be
i hate anything that makes trans people happy so i’m kinda annoyed by this episode.
personally i don’t care about trans rep in anime. i saw some people hyping up this sports anime for lgbt rep and i assumed there was a gay character or relationship but it turned out one of the main characters identified as uwu non-binary and i lost interest.
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i remember watching elfen lied as a kid and I recently revisited it, I only skimmed because the gore was gruesome and unbearable at times, but I kind of like the female psychopath/monster archetype but these things always get handed to scrote characters or “yandere/tsundere” characters because they’re just too strong to admit their feelings for the boring male love interest
kind of disgusts me looking back but idk if anyone here even remembers this show
>>132496>Rebuild fans get more of what they got before- absoloute dogshit.
Agree. They deserved it for liking a shit movie series that never had the charm and creativity the original TV Series&EoE (or even the manga) had. Even as a die-hard fujo I can't bring myself to be too mad over the ending because jesus what were you people expecting, Rebuild was pandering consoomer garbage from the beginning. >>132090
This. AoT is babby's first grimdark serious anime and the fans have standards corresponding to that.
I definitely agree with that take. I've seen this scene being called "fanservice" but I legitimately can't see how anyone can perceive it as such maybe except some complete degenerate coomers
considering how deeply uncomfortable and violating this whole encounter is.
I'm trying to find them, but it's kinda impossible since I THINK qmisato used to post as ritsumaya. She deleted the first blog and all the content with it. Not sure if she ever reuploaded the meta. Have a trans Shinji post though!https://ritsumaya2.tumblr.com/post/145637474299/eva-analysis-shinji-ikari-as-transgender
In the Rei post, she decided that Rei is nonbinary for some reason (even though Rei's entire character and arc is inherently tied to being a girl and the objectification it brings). In the Asuka one, she was rambling how Asuka hating having a period could mean she's a transgirl because apparently they can get those too.
Nevermind, found some of her bullshit. At some time, the blog title literally was 'Talk trans Eva to me'.http://archive.is/t3CeMhttps://archive.is/vseq3
Also I found a quality review of 3.0+1.0 by a Japanese film viewer:https://pastebin.com/raw/K6t45GTG
source if anyone cares
Gendo wasn't really a lolicon for Rei, she was literally a clone of his late wife he was obsessed with and only a tool to preserve her. The fact that Rei is a teenager is coincidental since the pilots have to be kids in order to pilot the EVAs what with the mother's soul shit and all. That's why they had a whole school made for scouting for suitable pilots. >>132411
I had a very similar experience, NGE isn't really for teenagers and resonates better with adults who can look at the main characters through an adult lense and realize just how young they actually are. >>132493
kek underrated post. >Must have been shocking as fuck back in the 90's.
This is exactly why they lost all their funding mid-series and the studio was struggling to make it to the finishing line. It wasn't a fun shonen series about piloting mechas, instead Anno's mental illness kicked in halfway through and the cruel reality of carrying all the responsibility fucking with alien lifeforms came into effect.
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Preying sexually on the teenage clones of your dead wife is predatory as hell, wtf is the other anon on about. Gendo is a horror of a character on so many levels. Picrel was satisfying.
>>132650>NGE isn't really for teenagers and resonates better with adults
I feel like it's going to resonate with people who watches NGE with no expectations whatsoever or who get ALL the mecha anime references and references to tropes and clichés the shows criticizes, no in-between. The other anons said it already, but whenever you see some guy complaining about Shinji being a pussy or not dating Rei or Asuka they're only familiar with basic bitch shonen anime no, not even shonen manga, but the fucking anime adaptations to make it worse
, they heard about the show being popular and just expect it to be about cool robot fights before watching the first episode.
And since a few anons, myself included, said we watched the show when we were kids, I wonder how many watched it when they weren't even teenagers yet and thought it was scary or just saw it for what it is.
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Are you talking about the soft tennis anime Sora something? Also got disappointed because it's from the creator of Vision of Escaflowne, but checking about the character in question the wiki he just seems to be gay and likes makeup he himself even claimed that the term gender-x/nb still doesn't feel right to him kek
. The writer could've explored something meaningful about self expression among boys but he went pandering route; an interview stated that he learned about LGBT cause from a friend 5 years ago and wanted to add the theme in one of his work ever since.
It really reminds me of this troon manga "Love me for who I am" where the main character is literally just a femboy but has an existential crisis because "boys wear ugly uniforms i don't wanna? but don't want boob either me not girl?" just accept your taste damn.
Let me guess the characters are close and smile at each other often and there’s the sweet music whenever they’re together and they’ve got moments but never actually
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When I was in sixth grade, I had a nightmare that Hideaki Anno sold out in order to make movies about rubber dinosaurs. I remember being devastated about it. 'But he was such an artist!'. IDK if I already knew about those Godzilla reboots being in plans but it's terrifying how prophetic that dream turned out to be.>>132659
Even though it makes me roll my eyes at Anno, I think it makes Moyocco even more based. Not only she writes one of a kind manga about the struggles women face, she has THE anime auteur completely wrapped around her finger. Like damn. What a woman. That pussy must be magical kek
Anyway I love how NGE subtly drops hints that shit is going on behind the scenes. You can appreciate this so much more when you know the whole story. >In a mundane scene in episode 15, Gendo Ikari gives a few thoughts, which become vital to understanding the entire series later. As he is visiting the grave of his wife, Yui, Shinji's mother, he tells Shinji that the grave is ornamental, there's no body, that everything about Yui is in his heart, and that that's enough for now.
I imagine someone watching the scene and thinking 'He's trying to hold on day after day without Yui until his grief lessens and allows him to move on'. If they are genre savvy, they may think "the fuck you mean ENOUGH FOR NOW? What's gonna happen later then???'. Either way, everything makes so much sense. The scene prepares the viewer for Gendo's ultimate plan and for that reason, gets even better on second viewing when you know what the skeevy bastard is up to. And I know someone may say 'that's how basic storytelling works, you dumbass'… and yet most anime is unable to execute this because the characters and/or plot have no depth whatsoever. Poor Shinji, it breaks my heart when he desperately tries to connect with Gendo who has no fucks to give at the time
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No wonder NGE is better than most anime since he was inspired by so many works outside the medium. Not 100% if all of those were conscious choices, but still.
Imagine coming to a thread where anon's been discussing how good original NGE is for days being like "it's literally trash" lol ok>>132679>Even though it makes me roll my eyes at Anno, I think it makes Moyocco even more based.
Same, ah to have a man that will go on and ruin the legacy of everyone's favorite franchise/characters just to show how much he owes you…
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Reminds me of this dumb tweet.
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Sukeban Deka is pretty dope.
It's an OVA from 1991 about a girl that beats up people with a yo yo and has to go to a school undercover to investigate a recent bus accident that killed a lot of students under suspicious circunstances.
The OVA is available on youtube (I was able to find english dub, english sub, and brasilian dub, probably there's even more)
Quick disclaimer, there's a girl that get's sexually harrassed but it's actually treated as a serious thing
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It's an adaptation of a manga, but the manga had multiple "missions" and the OVA only goes through one.
Technically it's two episodes each with about 40 minutes, so the whole thing is an hour and half. It's basically as if it were a movie.
Kenny Lauderdale actually made a video about it if you'd like to check that too first.
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Lol at the official Eva 3.0+1.0 poster spoiling final couples lmfao
But Kensuke and Asuka
aren't next to each other.
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Welp, Yashahime's "finale" is a wet fart and they've just announced a season two. https://comicbook.com/anime/news/yashahime-princess-half-demon-inuyasha-season-2-confirmed/
Also Goodsmile is making Yashahime figures. Does anyone even care about Sesshomaru's kids? They had no personality.https://www.siliconera.com/pop-up-parade-yashahime-moroha-setsuna-and-towa-figures-revealed/
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Touken Ranbu Hanamaru
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
There's politics in this one, but Turn A Gundam has a comfy atmosphere
I also want to recommend Digimon (mainly Adventure & Tamers) & Pretty Cure. They have serious moments and action, but since they're kids shows they're also uplifting. I enjoy them even as an adult.>>132722
Turn A Gundam for you too
Gundam in general honestly, the original, X, 00, etc.
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Tiger & Bunny
If you can handle the fanservice, Brigadoon: Marin & Melan
If you can handle gore & rape, Berserk (manga > '97 anime > everything else)
Might remember more eventually.
honestly I remember looking at Mari's character design and thinking wow she's got to be some Shinji/Asuka hybrid or their daughter or something it's an uncanny fusion
but wow here we are
She was really angry and lashing out at Shinji for pretty much all of 3.0. (curse of EVA halting her aging, his triggering
of the impact, she ignores that he saved her life) But takes pity on him in the end in her usual harsh and taciturn kind of way.
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Is Bungou Stray Dogs ever getting a season 4? It's popular enough in Japan. I know the characters are amalgamations of the authors themselves and the author's characters and ideas, often quite loosely, but it makes me laugh imagining who would be the most pissed at their portrayal. Probably Dostoevsky, but the actual Dazai and Akutagawa would probably be close runners up.
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Everyone makes fun of fujos but anime fujo baits all the time and the official anime adaption of Jujutsu Kaisen just directly fujo baited two ships, lol. They threw in a straight ship for good measure.
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I know the Juju Stroll things are gags but nothing has really been out of character. So I guess the people on the show are aware of the yaoi doujin that have been furiously pumped out since the manga started. The most popular gay ship would be too out of character to work even in the gags though lol.
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Fumetsu no Anata E is one of my favourite manga. Large, diverse cast, spending time to flesh out each character and their world before moving on to the next. Super interesting fantasy/soft sci-fi universe. High stakes conflicts. Gorgeous art. It's from the same mangaka who drew Koe no Katachi., actually This one is even more dramatic and really tugs on the heartstrings. The first chapter alone had me sobbing. Also the female characters are really good! Like the rest of the world, they're developed with care and attention to detail.
Oh it's flopping? That's too bad.
It's super cheesy, but at least I enjoy it because of the nice animation quality, and I'm also thirsty for gay shit like that. There really aren't enough fujo pandering animes that are well done in both story and animation.
>>132974>I wish more effort was put into the characters and story of fujoshit anime in general,
Ugh, yes. Or rather, I don't think 'fujo anime' needs to exist, we just need regular anime with m/m couples. The most popular ships are not even in specifically fujo oriented series, but they do tend to be in enjoyable series so the audience will get invested in the characters and their relationships whether they're canon or not.
The big winner would be a high quality series which is good in it's own right, with main male characters who have lots of chemistry, an interesting dynamic, and who have romantic development and end up together because it just makes sense from a narrative perspective.
what it’s so good tho… i really care about all the characters and i’m so happy the main ones are friends again. their reunion/confession scene at the end was so cute. it is a pretty cheesy anime but the character designs are nice and i am genuinely entertained with each new episode. i don’t think the production value is too bad either.
the western fandom is a bit too confident that there’s going to be a kiss between the male leads and that this isn’t fujobait. which is sad because it most definitely is.
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Ugh, how are they even going to drag this aimless, soulless dreck on for god knows how long? I swear to fucking god that was 24 episodes of literally fucking nothing. Also way to go killing a main character and getting no reaction out of people because they're still a literally fucking who at the end of the show.
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Anyone else remember this strange anime Ghost Hound (Shinreigari) from around 2007?
I love occult-horror stuff and can only vaguely remember watching it the first time, I was really young. But I remember really liking some of the surreal imagery.
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I'm going to rewatch it after I finish rewatching Zankyou no Terror. I remember it having a lot to do with possession, death, yokai, borders between life and death. It was definitely unusual. The visuals really stuck with me.
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so close to watching peach girl
is it good or just a meme?
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I loved the manga, but I don't think the style of the manga really translated well for the anime, but I still enjoyed it.
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meme? Is that a recent thing? I didn’t think most people cared for it. The anime is laughably bad like >>133425
said. Practically none of the manga translates well into the adaption with the exception of the clothes, but really because it’s nice to see them colored. The manga is fun with great drama though.
That's a hilarious complaint considering early anime took inspiration from disney and western animation, just look at tezuka ffs
It's so sad how sexy pedo pandering fan service and other annoying tropes became so synonymous with anime that anything more wholesome is considered disney.
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I've got meme'd into watching Wonder Egg Priority, so I'm going to finish it, but it's funny how it goes from wasting time to suddenly trying to explain the plot before the curtain rolls down. The whole female jealousy over male attention as the world's evil is so tired as an origin conflict for the villain too. "Demented little girl" is so overused of a trope too, it doesn't even shock or make it creepier anymore, they pretty much just made her a little girl so they could force in some physical abuse on a little girl looking AI as a shock factor.
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The only similarity that I see (as someone who hardly knows anything about AoT) is the nightmarish look of Titans and awakened Eva 01 in bandages. Bf hasn't seen much anime/read much manga so the comparison may be really off base. I need to see AoT so I can judge kek. Though NGL, I'm not very excited about it since it seems very 'shoneny' (if it makes sense) in comparison to NGE and stuff that I love in general. Hope there is something interesting in it for me.
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Tatami Galaxy maybe
>>133262>Miyasaki's movies don't feel like anime, they just feel like a disney movie
lol Disney movies wish they had the same amount of soul and a genuine sense of wonder to life and detail as anything Ghibli ever produced>>133495
I disagree, anon, I feel like usually animes that actually deal with these themes seriously tend to only look at it from a male perspective. You know, stuff like Mushishi, Flowers of Evil and even works that are initially written by women like Natsume Yuujinchou.
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It's just Madoka clone but with an electra complex thrown in and weird "women are so irrational" lines thrown in for no reason. The plot only starts happening in the last few episodes so the enemies are bland until the very end.
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does anyone know what anime this is from? i saw it on discord and it looks cute.
>>133605>enemies are bland
Not at all, I disagree. They're literally battling with the abusers that made the girls kill themselves.>women are irrational
This is said, but it's implied that women are passionate instead. Don't take everything at face value.>the plot only starts in the few episodes
The buildup is really worth it though. A nice exploration of women's issues.>being uncuntrollable is the essence of femininity
Hell yeah I love being uncontrollable
I'm not here to argue though, your point of view is also very valid
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>>133605>The plot only starts happening in the last few episodes so the enemies are bland until the very end.
do you even know what a plot is? the most recent episode only serves to 'reveal' the mechanisms behind the eggs/what the girls were fighting. and in hindsight there was a LOT of foreshadowing before this episode. speculation every week has been most of the fun out of this series, for me at least. it's an extremely unique original series, a rare find in a cesspool of shitty seasonal anime. pretty disingenuous to call it simply a madoka clone.
imo, with the way it's heading i'm thinking it'll turn out to be more of a Lain clone.
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I guess this isn't technically anime, but does anyone else here watch Thunderbolt Fantasy? Urobuchi is the writer, and S3 is going to start airing soon. There's also a manga apparently.
I've just gotten to S2, obsessed w/ the monk atm. It's on crunchyroll, highly recommend. lots of ikemens!!!!
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I think a lot of nonnies hate it due to the (sort of) manic pixie emogirl, but Flowers of Evil. I personally thought it was great, the show absolutely fucking oozed a depressive, ugly, "at the end of my rope" atmosphere. The manga has a totally different art style and personally I think the realism of the anime worked a lot better, but unfortunately they didn't finish the story. It still ends in a decent place though. Stuck with me for a long time.
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Does he mean the reveal that some of the titans have people inside and are basically piloted by them?
Most of the titans look goofy as hell though. If they weren't cramming people into their mouths they would just be funny. It's the contrast between the comical appearance and violent acts that make them creepy I guess. That cap from EVA is more traditional horror to me, idk. All post EVA anime is arguably indebted to EVA but I don't really get the comparison otherwise. The characters, themes, and worldviews put forth all seem really different to me. Personally I think that Isayama was heavily influenced by GOT, and not in a positive way.
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retarded scrote mcs but AoT has nge bodied because eren actually has a personality and character growth. Could also be “we were the monsters all along” with the retarded twists angels being human and titans being people
and the mcs both have crazy fathers and female characters with more dimension who pick up after them most of their lives/the duration of the series. Both are written by loser scrotes but aren’t bad as far as my deep dark twisted fantasy shonen anime series go. I’d say AoT is objectively more entertaining and easily digestible, but I also think NGE isn’t worth shit. You could watch Lain, Beastars, Utena, Sailor Moon and NHK and conflate the events and reoccurring themes between all three and get a better overall experience than sitting through every NGE episode and film. On top of that they all have priority female characters that don’t amount to scrote fodder circling around a single useless moid. NHK and Lain may not be best examples of this but at least they have personality and mean something outside of personal reinterpretations about a character that exists solely to be a female character anime trope. >>133475
That’s like every “deep” anime that doesn’t explicitly have a male protagonist, and by extension most seinen. Berserk does a really entertaining and indulging job at displaying scrote psyche. Last time I dunk on NGE I promise kek but Shinji and Kaworu are genuinely just watered down Guts and Griffith.
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nta Well said. I enjoyed and hated it for those same reasons, and the art style difference was honestly refreshing. I wish anime would deviate from the moe waifu shit more often. Ping Pong anime did that, but it’s not “at the end of my rope” and is actually quite hopeful. I’d recommend it if you want something to watch, because it is short.
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The reason I'm still watching AoT (manga spoilers but no plot)
>>133622>a rare find in a cesspool of shitty seasonal anime
AGREED super hard>and in hindsight there was a LOT of foreshadowing before this episode
oh anon, please share your thoughts!>speculation every week has been most of the fun out of this series, for me at least.
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I was thinking about Ymir and Historia KEK but Hange and Annie have more substance than a good chunk of the male characters too.
This sent me too. I disagree with everything pretty much and that's fine. We already had the Shinji isn't a retarded scrote argument just a little ways upthread and I don't want to rehash it. Least of all with a sincere AoT fan. I will just say that because you dislike a character's personality doesn't mean they don't have one.
But, really? The only similarities between Guts/Griffith and Shinji/Kaworu are hair colour and the homoeroticism. And no NGE fan claims that Anno invented homoeroticism.
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I haven't yet, but I pulled it up online to start reading. fingers crossed that it's good.
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this explains so much
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So I'm not gonna spoiler anymore since I doubt anyone here gives about Yashahime but lemme give you a run down how just how utterly batshit this show is.
>Rin got preggers before Kagome implying Sesshomaru was diddling a teen before his brother had sex with his wife>The episode prior to the pedo ship reveal was about defeating a demon lusting after a 13 year old and how that's bad. But since Sesshomaru is hot it's okay the very next episode >Sesshomaru takes the girls immediately after birth doesn't acknowledge Rin and fucks off.>He seals his brother and Kagome in the black pearl and they've apparently just been in his pocket for the last 14 years. >Rin goes missing from Kaede's hut shortly after birth cause deadbeat apparently couldn't bother to come back after yeeting the kids to the forest.>Kaede doesn't even care she's missing shrugs it off with a "shit happens" type of speech>Towa gives her pearl to the villain guy and says the hug with him is 'different' from the ones from Papa Souta>Rin is attached to the new villain lady and if she dies Rin will wake up and die so Sesshomaru brings her back after the girls magically kill her first encounter>Then immediately says he will kill her regardless so ain't no one give a fuck about Rin's life>Sesshomaru's mother makes a based appearance to say she doesn't give a fuck about the twins or Rin>Apparently there's a magical pinwheel of time that can fix everything so the entire thing including the OG series was pointless>Setsuna dies Sesshomaru doesn't care and fucks off Oh and the pearls get thrown to the ends of the earth so the whole chasing them thing was pointless.
It's been a motherfucking journey to watch.
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Years ago, I hate-watched Eromanga Sensei and it's just as terrible as expected. Boring, disgusting loli siscon garbage, but sometimes I wonder what it could have been if you took out the incest and actually developed the characters. Like, I know their parents are dead only to get them out of the way and facilitate the creepy incestuous flirting, but it's an interesting scenario to explore with the porn goggles off.
>two suddenly orphaned step siblings with no idea how to cope
>middle school age sister becomes a full blown hikikomori in her grief
>older sibling forced into a parental role despite being very young for the responsibility
>the lack of blood relation means they've also lost the main thing tethering them (i.e. married parents)
>sister's only social contact is through her art, obviously a very important coping mechanism for her
>especially since her late mother is the one who taught her to draw
>meanwhile the older sibling writes wish fulfilment isekai, likely a form of escapism
>the siblings reconnect and process their trauma through a shared creative project
>main plot focuses on coaxing the little sister out of her room and back into the real world
>some subplots could be: the older sibling's writing career
>the neighbours and relatives who support them through the tragedy
>homeschooling the little sibling, her school friends who miss her
>maybe there's some cultural/local event that reminds them both of their late parents
>the climax could be their joint attendance, a massive feat considering all they had to work through to get there
>bonus points if they showcase the project they created together
>overall a coming-of-age story for both a pubescent girl and a young adult entering the workforce
>healthy relationships, three dimensional characters, and a meaningful narrative
Honestly I've considered writing it myself. And for starters, I'd make it about two sisters, because opposite sex sibling relationships are hell. Just looking at that massive greentext, it's obvious I've given this a lot of thought lol… But can you imagine citing an ecchi anime as the inspiration for your heartfelt story about family and grief?
It's such a shame that I've gotten attached to this vapid scrotebait series. Probably because I too have been a shut-in, I felt so desperate for someone to actually help Sagiri heal… But instead of addressing her obvious mental illness, the narrative treats her (and all its characters) as low effort fap material. It's not as if I expected anything more, but I'm nonetheless disappointed.
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well sk8 the infinity will be coming to a close next week. i’m sad because it is a genuinely enjoyable anime. probably not one that needs multiple seasons but a fun ride nonetheless. the fandom is going to be pissed when reki and langa don’t get together though. i can see it so clearly already.
wanting a ship to be canon so you over analyze every interaction between the two characters with a microscope and fine toothed comb does not mean the writers are queerbaiting you.
sure i think they would be cute together but i also think they make great friends and i don’t think they need to go any further to make the story feel satisfying and well done.
Ooh, I've never seen any of the Digimon movies. I'll check this one out sometime.>>134013
Wow, that's so true! Totally forgot about those two. I really enjoyed their relationship and Futaba's character– or the concept of her, at least. Persona 5's writing was hit or miss a lot of the time. >>133784>>133785>>133788>>133821
Thank you all for encouraging me, it gives me a lot of confidence! I think I'd like to try writing it, if only to finally get the story out of my head. It's been swimming around in there for years now.
kek pls let's also add in killua and gon to the list since the requirements are one character having white hair and another being utterly deranged>>134051
Crybaby also seems to have been inspired by Anno too, unironically. to the point that at times it almost seems like kawoshin fanfiction. I personally liked it because, well, I like kawoshin and the themes it generally evokes in a story (a sort of toxic
, I'll destroy the world and everything in it for you love and specially how the consequences of such devotion are not overlooked and passed off as positive).
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Can anons recommend animes similar to Oshiete galko chan or any show that's about highschoolgirls life but without excessive male pandering?
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K-On, the original music is actually good too.
When I think about this anime (and no male characters) I think of Lucky Star, they are quite similar.
Nichijou is also very nice, I believe it's a SoL must watch. Shame it never gotten a second season.
Nayrt, but I personally Liked Azumanga during its time. But manga creator did not like it at all, which is why we will never see Yotsuba manga getting an anime adaptation.
Tbh I am only up for Yotsuba always staying as manga-only, it's too precious.
Lol, good point. Couldn't you take this and apply it to any dark haired x white haired (hell, widen the scope by going with light hair generally) male pairing in anime. Because it isn't uncommon at all, pretty popular actually.
True, the Crybaby update is kind of like an extreme KaworuShinji fic with a bad end.
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Def Shadow House, but beware the trailer spoils important plot points I'd rather recommend to read the manga first and watch the anime if you are a fanI'm also hyped for Love Live Superstar
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This just happened.
>>134201>We would like to report on the TV anime "Tokyo BABYLON 2021".
>After the discovery of "imitation plagiarism" by the animation production company, the Committee reviewed all products to ensure compliance and never again cause the same situation. As a result, unfortunately, in addition to the two costume settings of the characters that were pointed out, it was found that there were many cases of imitation plagiarism.
>The production committee deeply apologizes to the production company for any administrative delays.
>As a result of discussions within the production committee, we judged that it was impossible to continue production due to the lack of trust with the current production company, and the [Tokyo BABYLON 2021] project will be discontinued. On top of that, after discussions with CLAMP and the production committee, we will start again with a completely new production system.
>I would like to express my heartfelt apologies to CLAMP, everyone who loves the original "Tokyo BABYLON", everyone who is expecting and supporting "Tokyo BABYLON 2021", the cast members who appeared, and all those involved who are supporting this work.
>As a production committee, we will make every effort to deliver the important work called [Tokyo BABYLON] of CLAMP as soon as possible with a new system so that fans can enjoy it from the bottom of their hearts. We sincerely ask for your continued support.
God fucking damn it
I laughed when that fujo in another thread said that women can't have anything in anime but she was right
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This one was from a k-pop group.
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And Subaru was copied from a BJD
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I hated the Seishiro in TB2021 so much. I know he was in his early twenties but he looked significantly older than Subaru. It really was fitting for their dynamic. If Seishiro doesn't look like a grownass man with yaoi shoulders… that's not the sick fuck that we know and love (to hate). The TB2021 Seishiro looks like an anime highschooler. Disgusting. Anyway apparently GoHands has a long history of fashion plagiarism. Since apparently the anime is not forever canceled, maybe we will get an adaptation that doesn't look like shit. I wish they would drop the 2021 setting and instead went for fullblown 90's nostalgia.
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Sorry for the salt but either his head is too big or his shoulders are too small. Or both. WTF are those proportions? The head and arms don't fit those longass legs.
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I mean sailor moon did the same thing. I don't get what the big deal is, it's just some clothes in an anime.
Aparently Volks is really trigger
happy when it comes to lawsuits
God his proportions are so off, he also looks like he has a hunched back. Which intern traced this off of some stock photo? Give him his dignified yaoi shoulders back, even the overexaggerated CLAMP proportions look better than this beta shit. >>134236
Unironically this. >>134238
I don't even care myself but the fashion brands will come after you like blood hounds. The only reason Takeuchi got away with it was that nobody ever made the connection until maybe the early 00's and the fashion had already passed by then, it would've been useless to build a case.
In Sailor Moon's case it's not like the internet was a huge thing when the manga was published and the anime was airing. Beside the Opium poster's model/Chibi Usa having the exact same pose the characters aren't doing the exact same poses as the models. And the model for the Opium perfume isn't wearing the same thing as Chibi Usa. I was reading Hana Yori Dango a few months ago and I was surprised by how often the characters would name drop brands and wear clothes with 100% accurate logos. Don't get me started on JJBA's covers being straight up copy pasted from fashion photoshoot published in magazines.
Nowadays as soon as something gets released and references or copies something else people will know and spread the info as much as possible.
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Is Wonder Eggs Priority really worth watching or is it just oberhyped by newbie weebs? I was excited about it until I kept hearing twitter saying that there is some trannie character. What is this fuss all about?
Also found out that the creator hates lesbians.
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I don't think it's bad, but I guess everyone has their own tolerances. Fwiw I have no idea about the creator's or fanbase's opinions and don't really care, this is just my own outlook as an anti-trans weeb. One of the main girls (Momoe) is androgynous looking and gets mistaken for a man often. Girls frequently hit on her and still want to be with her despite the fact she (seemingly) is straight, and this is often frustrating to her. She never identifies as a man, doesn't want to be a man, and just enjoys dressing in more masculine styles/wearing short hair. In episode 10 there is a female character that says she views herself as a boy despite her body (so, trans) and this was an eye roll moment for me, but the show also makes it pretty clear that this was likely due in part to trauma because she goes to a kendo teacher for advice and he rapes her, she gets pregnant, then commits suicide
. I know that sounds super dark and it is, but the show doesn't really fixate
on characters' trauma in the way that Madoka would spend like 10 minutes showing little girls having mental breaks and sobbing in the rain. It's more "this shit happened and it sucked and now they're going to try and process it." So for that reason I prefer it. I'm also hopeful the trans character will never get revisited due to her role and the fact the show is ending. Without getting too deep into the plot she's basically one of many damsels the main characters have to save. They all have bit parts and then typically don't ever return past the single episode they're in.
I like the show because the art style is pretty, action is decent, characters are engaging with unique personalities, deals with heavy topics without being torture porny, get to see the girls growing as individuals and overcoming trauma, positive focus on friendship. This last episode has really gone down the rabbit hole in terms of making the plot more complex than it probably needed to be but whatever, shows jumping the shark in their finale aren't really rare and I've had fun up until this point. It's not a masterpiece but for me it's still been enjoyable.
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The fans are happy because there's a confirmed trans character on a "pretty made" anime with an allusion to trans flag but they dont really see why her inclusion is awkward (to me and some) and actually doesn't really do them favor. Picrel is someone's review on the episode and there's some good points made about that (ie the Wonder World said to attract only girls so if the ftm is here, she is really just a girl after all kek).
The anime really does attract a ton of newfags, I was in a thread on /a/ where people didn't know about that handsome girl trope that's featured in most shojo anime and in weg momo is that type of character. Was kind of bizarre to see it firsthand.
That said the anime is decent, it's a shame it's so short because the ending will most likely be rushed. It's not deep at all but it's enjoyable. Also there's a tranny character (a girl that wants to be a boy) but the show is kind of based because only girls can show up in the dream world and she's there… which implies she is a girl after all kek
having seen monthly girls nozaki kun i was aware of the handsome girl trope and i think momo’s storyline had some potential to it but i think they missed that chance. i was lowkey hoping she would be a lesbian though but given these comments made by the creator i guess that was never going to happen.
also i totally didn’t realise that all that girls are only 14. for some reason i thought they were like 16/17
This is why girls' love is actual garbage as a genre, it's always written by a homophobic coomer scrote fantasizing about his perfect idealized waifus being cute together and then marrying all of them himself.
As for Wonder Egg Priority, to me it's more like a generic cute girls show with the most predictable edgyness thrown in. It's like someone wrote a Madoka AU fanfic but changed the names. I know people love to call Madoka scrote pandering garbage but it refrained from gross tropes and slice of life moe shit a fair amount and managed to keep a very eerie atmosphere and drove into the girls' psyche without sparing punches. Also the girls in WEP really give me gross transbian kinnie vibes which made it really hard to take them seriously, and seeing this statement from the creator explains a lot.>>134334>I know that sounds super dark and it is, but the show doesn't really fixate on characters' trauma in the way that Madoka would spend like 10 minutes showing little girls having mental breaks and sobbing in the rain. It's more "this shit happened and it sucked and now they're going to try and process it."
Well, the point is that in Madoka you get to see how traumatic the event was and how it's causing the girls make the messed up decisions they keep making. The way WEP can't decide if it's a drama with similar abstract visuals to Madoka or a cutesy show with slight edgyness thrown is too distracting to me and it ends up being neither. The animation is really pretty though and it pains me that it's so detailed in a show that doesn't benefit from it.
>>134373>in Madoka you get to see how traumatic the event was and how it's causing the girls make the messed up decisions they keep making
Have to agree to disagree on this one. I was able to understand the pain of Ai losing her best friend, Rika's complicated relationship with her mom, Neiru's sense of isolation and so on with the clean and neatly summarized attention they gave each of those issues. I don't need scenes where the girls shoot each other, encourage mass suicide, have one of the girl's dads murder his family, constantly talk about how miserable the world is and how they're all doomed, etc
. It's laughably edgy and depressive and leans into the melodrama hard. I was bummed when the most recent episode of WEP decided to show more gore and violence than it had in all the combined eps prior and started giving the girls TraumaGaze because I do agree it felt very out of left field.
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/a/ is braindead
>>134419>they're overplaying their "girliness" with weird comments
Japanese people have very traditional views of femininity, I didn't see it as awkward. My country is kinda like that too.>>134407
What's wrong with wombs now? Eggs are literal wombs you know>>134373>or a cutesy show with slight edgyness thrown
Idk, calling it a madoka clone is such a disservice, and I love madoka to hell and back. The way you're descriving it sounds more like you watched mahou shoujo raising project kek, now that's some bullshit to witness>>134340>handsome girl trope
Exactly, Momoe is that. It's like that girl in sailor moon. Trannies just jumped in and appropiated it.>>134334>this is just my own outlook as an anti-trans weeb.
Based, this is how you should watch WEG. In fact, this is the outlook you should have in life period.
Also the trauma about getting pregnant just adds to the fact biological reality > troon feelings kek.
k-on is male pandering to the max, only that the fanservice is girls looking cute and airheaded instead of sexy. Yes it is a fetish too.
Plus Digibro watched it and it was one of his main reasons to troon out.
Gochiusa is scrote bait but I unironically like it… I just find it really cute
Amanchu and Aria (the latter has high schoolers in its cast but school's not the main focus) were written by a woman and are both pretty good
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NTA (I don't care at all about WEP), but I do wonder how people come to this conclusion about Madoka. The story ends on a hopeful note— even the Rebellion twist ending can be considered bittersweet— and the the main moral is to remain optimistic, even when it feels like the whole world is against you, because you're stronger than you think. I'd argue that Rebellion's moral is to never give up, because your hard work will always pay off in the end. I agree that a lot of scenes are rather dark and the world building grim, but the story is overall very tight. It's barely one cours long, after all. No time to waste on unnecessary tragedy. Wouldn't it be weirder if they included the darker aspects but then didn't give them the proper narrative weight? On top of that, I think it helps that a lot of the scarier parts are illustrated in a surrealist or abstract fashion.
Of course, it's not a traditional magical girl show and that kind of story isn't for everyone— especially not someone expecting the lighthearted tropes typical to the genre. Honestly, I probably cape for it so hard because I watched it when I was an edgy teenager myself. I really love the character designs, their relationship dynamics, and the universe is so intriguing to me! Plus, Homura is one of my favourite characters of all time. Her character arc fascinates me even 5+ years later.
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I know I'm kinda late to the party but I started watching Berserk (the '97 anime) and after watching 12 episodes I've decided to drop it.
I get the appeal but it's so painful to watch at times, the worldbuilding and exposition are really clunky (literally a character would just explain a chunk of the plot to the viewer/someone else for no reason or a character would address themselves by their full name and occupation) and the characters sometimes do stupid shit or react in a really stupid way Casca yelling at Guts insisting that Nosferatu injured Griffith because of him or Guts not respecting Griffith's battle strategies ever and just winging it by himself with no repercussions whatsoever
The cherry on the top were episodes 11 and 12, which Covered Casca's backstory. There's a bunch of things that pissed me off, from nitpicky details like Guts doing cpr wrong on Casca during Medieval times, to bigger things like the unbearable way the characters act in these episodes. Casca is completely incapacitated by her period, Guts is being sexist for no reason (says she's not "fit for war" despite fighting along her side for the past 3 years and that she's "easily driven into a frenzy" even though the show is literally called Berserk because he's fucking angry all the time), sprinkled with the occasional pitiful "It must be hard to be a woman". I actually laughed my arse off at the shot with Guts standing in the cave, holding his sword in one hand and a naked Casca in the other while it was raining, it was so ridiculous.
The thing is I know it gets kinda better later on because I watched the movies a long time ago, I know they crank up the fantasy factor and it gets more interesting but at the moment it's so annoying that I have to drop it/take a break from it. I feel like the story might've been better had they not included Casca at all. She's badly written, we've never seen her fend for herself and becomes a damsel in distress when she loses her memory or whatever
Sorry anons I know this is the go-to edgy fantasy anime but I just can't watch it
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>>134634>says (…) she's "easily driven into a frenzy" even though the show is literally called Berserk because he's fucking angry all the time
peak scrote logic>>134635
I've always kinda wanted to read the manga but it's so fucking long and the beginning with the fairy Puck isn't that interesting. Is it possible to skip to the Golden Arc (or whatever it's called) and not miss out much? When does the manga get good?
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>>134634>Casca is completely incapacitated by her period
so am I so I'd say that one's subjective
It's probably not going to end so I don't know if I would advise you to get into it. The pain of perpetual hiatus/ a never finished series sucks ass (cries in ASOIAF reader).>>134693
Fair point. People forgot that there are women who are literally bedridden.
Ayrt, my periods are shit as well but the fact that Casca has never proven that she's a strong soldier and right when she was about to do so she was saved by Guts and she fainted because of her period
was bullshit. We only hear other characters talk about how strong she is but so far every time she fights a foe, either Griffith or Guts help her.
I'm not saying that bed riddening periods don't exist, but in this context I feel like it was just used to further show how frail, fragile and not-cut-for-war Casca is
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I forgot Puck was completely absent in the anime. I tend to think of that god awful Dreamcast game, with too realistic of sword physics, before the anime when I hear Berserk. Also, has anyone else played the PS2 game? iirc there is an English patched of the game if you can't read moon runes.
Animation and pan clangs aside, I liked the 2016 anime. The story was carried along well.
>>134712>in this context I feel like it was just used to further show how frail, fragile and not-cut-for-war Casca is
Agree 100% with you. What matters is in what way something is portrayed/framed in a fictional story, and not if it happens to someone IRL or not. This:>We only hear other characters talk about how strong she is but so far every time she fights a foe, either Griffith or Guts help her
is classic scrote manga trope so that the male readers don't feel triggered
by female characters outstaging male heroes.>>134833
Sorry, I'm not the original Berserk OP, just kinda bandwagoning. Maybe I will give the 2016 anime a shot someday!
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The Mari Makinami = Moyoco Anno theory intensifies (if you cannot read the whole thing, skim the last two pages). Taken from Insufficient Direction manga by Moyoco. Absolutely based woman.
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>>134893>I feel like she has more talent than I do
When will this crazy fanboy hire his wife to make some needlessly angsty josei anime with her? Bitch I'm waiting.
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well .. sk8 is over … i’m so sad .. i’ll miss this anime. it was cute and fun and enjoyable fujobait
nta but there are whole ass hentai tags about "womb tattoos" and honestly anything that Kunihiko Ikuhara touches (the Utena director/creator) usually also involves womb references.
I don't think exploring it in itself as a theme is necessarily bad because it really is a prevalent aspect of life in general for any woman in the world but the way it's done in media made by/for men is weird af and usually used to further objectify the characters like their reproductive abilities are one of their values and japanese men have this weird ass take on it like making a woman pregnant gives them some sort of ownership (ie "take responsability" shit).
Compare it to how pregnancy is dealt with in an anime like Nana, for example, and you see how it's a lot more thought out and even touching. Hachi is forced to make a very though choice that is implied to affect her safety and happiness forever just for the sake of her kid but the narrative never either judges or glorifies her choice.
"Returning to the womb" just means you want to return to a safe place before being alive and experiencing the world. It goes for men and women. It has nothing to do with the womb per se.
Now, about those womb tattoos, I do agree they're fucking creepy and whoever draws them is fucked in the head. But wombs themselves are not always sexual, it's just treated as something where humanity comes from. A natural thing.
Ohh nooo how could youuuuu!!!111!!!
Seriously I'm not taking your bait.
NTA, and kek. Imagine thinking Madoka is anything like pic related.
You disgust me. You can't discern between two complete oposites because of how much brainrot you have. You're a fucking gross braindead psycho, if you had said "made in abyss" I would had understand you.
Be grateful I chose a "normal" picture for you, because you really don't deserve much better.
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Imagine blowing your cover and revealing yourself as at least troon minded because a random retard on the internet said something negative about pwecious meguca>Be grateful I chose a "normal" picture for you, because you really don't deserve much better.
Next you will say I should be grateful you cannot rape me. Also, is that from your curated collection? Sure helps to prove people into madoka aren't into torture porn lmfao
I think that anon is gross but Madoka is still not for scrotes like >>134627
Pepes are scrotey too anyways
I think anons got triggered
over it being called a male-fantasy fulfilment, not disliking it. I don't agree with this assesment, it's like calling MLP a scrote-gaze show just because they latched onto it. But I don't feel strongly about Madoka either way.
Same. I still enjoy this series, even though it should not have had a movie (even the author was kinda against it). But after they released a gacha, and then anime based off said gacha everything went downhill. Madoka Gacha tried too hard to be like FGO even in terms of gameplay, and it's story was horrible. The fact how they started actually trying to sexualize Mami in gacha spin-off made me feel happy that NA version of this game got cancelled after less than a year.
Tbh they should have only adaptated mangas about Sayaka arc and KyoukoMami ones, they were actually nice.
I do not have anything against Gen, I was in fact happy that anime adaptation gotten a nice and unique artstyle (thanks to a wonderful Ume Aoki, I loved her other anime Hidamari Sketch which is the comfiest and cutest slice of life ive ever seen).
Doubt anyone would care but one of my friends barely acknowledges anime and she was obsessed with Madoka. Even though a guy directed it I think having a few women doing the character designs kind of contributed to it being popular with both sexes.>>135039
AFAIK he just wrote the Fate Zero novel that got the anime adaptation.
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Horimiya ended and I'm super behind, but I didn't realize they were just going to do a one and done thing… I saw screenshots on twitter of the ending which has photos of chapters they skipped over, and I saw a screenshot of them with their diplomas. I thought we were going to at least get a season two or some shit but what the fuck. I thought the anime was kinda mediocre so maybe not the biggest loss, but I didn't expect them to wrap up the whole thing in one season lol.
I do not care too much about it. I liked Meguca, that's about it. Irc fate doesn't have lolicon (if u dont count a shitty spin-off written by other people), but to me fate/series is garbage so I do not bother looking at it.>>135042
Did not like the original manga, but its short stories about Mami and Kyouko were good and should have been made into anime, so we could actually have more character depth instead of getting a random cheese girl in a movie.
idk anything about Saya no Uta and it doesn't seem that appealing to me in the first place as I heard there's a lot of gore in it, on top of the rape scenes butttt Gen Urobochi is the guy that wrote Psycho-Pass, right?
I absolutely love that anime and I really can't see him being just your run of the mill degenerate scrote considering how much he criticizes that exact behaviour in Psycho-Pass. I can totally see a valid
argument in people saying he often uses violent deaths for women, specifically, as a plot device though.>>135051
Same, anon, I sort of dropped it around episode 7 and suddenly saw a YouTube video of them at graduation and was confused AF. I heard the manga ends this months too, tho, so I think the plan all along was to release both of them together as a sort of goodbye to the series? Kind of sad to see the series as a whole go but I would be lying if I said I did not think it overstayed it's welcome a bit, with a lot of the chapters close to ending of the manga feeling like they were fillers. I wish there was more plot to the ending of it and that we got to see a bit of a glampse of their adult lives but I'll remember it fondly.
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I tried to watch Koikimo who has a controversial couple age gap (17 & 27 years old) thinking it would be a nice romcom with some josei drama on the side because of the theme it has but holy crap it sucks, I gave up after one minute. The voice acting of the dude is so bad, and he turns out to be the bad boy sleeping around trope but it felt so try hard.
Too bad if you have any dotting male lead recommandation I will take it.
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I'd rather recommend checking anime called "After the rain" If you like shoujo/josei with age gaps.
i stopped reading the manga years ago and while i was wary with the age gap between the mcs, i enjoyed their dynamic. i was hoping that the girl realize that she fall for the guy because he didn't pity her injury when they first met and she was tired being seen as the fallen athlete. i was hoping that instead of a romance the manager ends up filling in as a father figure for her and the two strive to go back to their passion together (writing for the man while the girl is track and field).
i might read it again though since i really wanted to know more. i think i was at that chapter where the girl accidentally met the dude's ex-wife.
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i just want to be a pretty bishounen man. i hate my life.
i should stick to watching animes with ugly art styles and stop tormenting myself with this pathetic envy
Tons of anons defended Urobochi from that claim already, nonny
, no need to be so pissed. It's just natural to expect the worst from men in the anime industry, I think, specially after scandals like the dude who made Rurouni Kenshin being an actual real life pedo and some other people still working with him even after his trials.
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you are 2 days late
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Don't dig in too deep into the biblical stuff, pic related
Watch end of evangelion too. Honestly now that I rewatched eva as as a decade+ older person I mostly appreciated the characters and how they interacted in the show.
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Someone on 4chan dropped the NHK Hideaki Anno documentary with english subtitles. Download here:https://mega.nz/file/Jf5ghJza#1kjp5r5vI9P4Mz1HpuM8g6h9EReF5bml8M6sVuJaHOg
I'm more excited to watch this than 3.0+1.0. Of course Moyoco is in it and Anno has a picture drawn by her as a wallpaper. So cute!>pic related
brave of Anno to say that when he made Rebuilds which are pandery as fuck when compared to the original NGE
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Shamelessly reposting a meme from the 4chan thread. Do not open if you care about 3.0+1.0 ending spoilers!
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Nevermind. Reading them now and laughing so hard. I knew it would be bad but Isayama really outdid himself. Even though I never liked this series and hated fans screeching at me for criticizing it in any way I feel a bit bad for them now. Every forum is like picrel right now.
Fuck I really want to read these but I'm going to stay patient because I've been an anime only fag since the anime started airing. I'm not even invested that much it's just fun to be a part of something for so long, since its inception kek
I hope it's going to be a clusterfuck
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Is Super Cab the new Yuru Camp, it is very slow paced but also calming.
>>135938> feels like a drama cd
That's what I thought too kek it would unironically be better dubbed over actual manga panels like on youtube. The "animation" lacks all the dramatic effects of the manga which totally ruined the gags…
I wish we got a legit show man wtf
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that was a good ride
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anyone going to watch this one? i saw some of the first episode on tiktok and it looks like the author has turned his fetish into a manga and now it’s an anime. plus i heard he draws lolicon so i don’t think i should support such a show
I know I definetely shouldn't watch this because I knowwww it's scrote fetish fodder but like, I want to see her bullying a nerdy scrote lol
So I'll watch it throughly and report back!
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Anon, save your nerves and watch a normal version. This one is a weird fetishy copy of a normal and cute anime called Takagi-san.
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Is anyone gonna watch Komi-san can't communicate next year?
I read the manga already so I can assure you it's a a waste of time because the girl gets shy and submissive as the plot goes on because of her feelings for him and it turns into a harem at always where the girls are competing against each other. She isn't a bully it's just more of the usual scrotey 4chan version of gfd
Anime always does this
Just came back from watching it and- wow, I actually don't hate it? I actually laughed with
Nagatoro a few times and the guy even if he's a dumb virgin he's kinda cute. I kinda wanna watch this for the potential romance lol>>136903
wow that's disappointing
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To Your Eternity starts today with Utada Hikaru doing the op.
IDGAF I actually like Nagatoro and I'm watching it.>>136899
Wait was this announced??? Link pls?
the negative reviews on MAL are annoying me. there are so many animes where the men act like abusive
pieces of shit and sexually assault women and children and that’s funny but suddenly all these men watching this show can’t handle the reverse??? literally soooo annoying and it’s clearly scrote fetish shit it’s not that deep. they’re supposed to relate to the mc
>>136941>i don’t think i will watch the rebuilds though.
Absolulutely based decision. I wouldn't watch them if I hadn't been there from the start. I had no way to know that they would end up being a complete trainwreck, especially since the first movie is literally episodes 1-6 with some small changes.
Do read Sadamoto's manga though if you miss the characters! Also Tony Takezaki's Evangelion is a hilarious parody manga (100% based on anime), really recommend it
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Thanks I'm not that anon but I read the manga and I love them and I read another manga by the same author which was equally cute and they rode by on their bike, I was so happy to see them again
I enjoyed watching it alongside the anons in the /toonami/ general threads.
It made me wish that SAO was a buddy action show starring kittytoe and yugioh but alas that'll never be.
I watched SAO up until ALO arc (which is by far still its worst arc, but its much worse in light novel) and started reading the whole light novel instead. It's a trashfire writing-wise, sure, but over years it's writer actually started improving a lot, eg the recent arc is nice because it gives character development to background characters (even tho its 'plot twist' was shitty) and stuff. Anime-wise it's possibly one of the most normie anime, but it's not like as if it's horrible, just generic as hell. But I hate ALO arc with true passion, because it was full of nothing but retarded imouto shit 'wwah i love my onii-chan so much!!'. Suguha is the worst girl.
But i defo wouldnt recommend it to someone who _starts_ watching anime, there are much better titles out there, eg FMA.
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Anyone know where to watch it? It's been out in Japan for months but I can't find anything online.
i never heard of the hange gender issue on the dub anon, so i can't say for sure. i've never really delve into the dubbing scene that much. but at least to hange, the mangaka kind of said that hange's gender is up for interpretations, so hange could be a woman or man. doesn't mean the dub actor could just state that hange's genderless, that's really confusing. the sub actor for hange even discuss the gender issue on a radio but was never political about it or clearly stated that hange is this or that.
what's the drama around the sk8 line anon? i only recently discovered that the line (that i've been seeing on instagram stories from the people i follow) was from the sk8 dub.
Ewwww, they put this kind of shit in US dubs nowadays? Just more proof that subs will always be the superior way.>>137649
I never got the whole debacle about Hange's gender, she's so clearly a woman, why were people so confused over it that the author had to release a statement? This was in 2013, and while Tumblr SJW culture was at its peak, the gender trend hadn't reached public visibility yet.
All those genderspecials feeling represented not realizing that the original japanese dub doesn't have that phrase and the authors did not intend to make Adam say that.
Voice actors should just dub, if they want to say how they feel about a character they should clarify that it's their opinion and it's not canon. The roleplaying gets annoying.
basically this character is implied to be a bit of a predator and he has many questionable scenes with teenage characters. so basically the whole fandom hated him but now that the dub has this line that includes non binaries the fandom is being very quick to forgive this character and essentially praise the voice actor even though he refers to women as bitches ???
and then the english va went on twitter to say something like ‘aren’t we all non binary because gender is a social construct’ and he got attacked by the some people for like invalidating non binary identities. it’s just complete bullshit, you should never try to pander to queers because you’ll just get cancelled.
funnily enough no one seems to care that this character is very clearly a homophobic stereotype given that he’s flashy flamboyant and a child predator but oh well. they just continue to pretend that this anime is doing something for gay representation.
as for the english va for joe and the english va for cherry they have both respectively decided to play the interactions between the characters as gay and have stated that they believe the characters to be bi and gay respectively. i guess it’s okay to have that opinion but they have gotten the fandom’s hopes up for literally no reason. it makes me wonder exactly how much freedom dubs have. i wonder what the japanese studio think about all this
yeah, anon, hange is clearly a woman despite the supposed the open interpretation the mangaka has told his fans. >>137652
even though, i haven't the show, yelena is such a beautiful androgynous woman, i'd be pissed if fakebois claim her as non binary because of her clothes and hairstyle. >>137655
yeah, they are quick to change judgements on him after that line even though he almost, and kinda always, attempts to murder his rivals one way or another and have been sexual with one of the main characters who is clearly underage. he's also a corrupt politician in the show.
and what an ironic pandering, trying so hard but only ended up getting hated. he shouldn't have never tried or at the very least the dubbing company should have never wrote that line in the first place.
people are just desperate for representation in places that is unlikely to pander to them.
yeah, it's okay to have a headcannon on a character's sexuality but they are voice actors, they should be careful on what they say. and despite the speculations they have, they aren't the writers so their words shouldn't be seen as a source at all.
there are (almost) rapes in SAO? God, this braindead popcorn series has no business touching on such incredibly heavy topic. Oh wait, I bet those rapes are treated as fanservice and not even trashy drama. Disgusting. >1000 years of sex
That makes me kek mainly bc Adam's english VA is such a fucking creep he recorded a woman shitting in a woman's bathroom while he's giggling and laughing
, but nooo he validated the genderspecials and that's what's ultimately important.>>137682
My bad it was >"Two years worth of semen made a glopping noise as it flowed endlessly into asuna."
From the infamous chapter 16.5, no idea where I got thousand years of sex from.
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started terror in resonance and picrel has been bothering me
why is his mouth like that?
also, it seems femc follows the miki makimura trope which is grating as fuck.
no need to apologize nonnie
, I genuinely enjoyed the manga too
reached episode six and I guess I am dropping this shit for good.
the op was great though, too bad it got wasted on this dumpster fire of a series.
Watching Attack on Titan for the first time, didn't read manga (but plan to catch up on the final chapters cuz I don't want to wait for the final season part two to know the whole story). I'm aware that the ending is GoT level retarded, but I'm gonna enjoy the ride. I'm still watching season 1, there are like 4 episodes left or something. Some of my thoughts so far:
>I didn't madly fall in love with any character so far, but I think that out of all the guys, Levi is the coolest and the most interesting. I thought he will be a major edgelord, but he can act compassionate sometimes… or just indifferent. I wonder why his eyes are like that and if there will ever be any explanation. Usually I don't like watching fights, so I keep away from shonen anime, but seeing him twirl around titans is a joy. also I'm not even into BL but the scene in which he kicks the shit out of Eren must have launched a thousand doujins. Holy shit that's some BDSM potential.
>Eren is a complete retard, though I'm glad that at least of the edgy variety and not a happy-go-lucky one.
>Mikasa is a controversial character AFAIK, but I enjoyed her so far! Her being the only Asian is a bit weird, but frankly that's not my problem. I like that she's stoic except for when Eren is in danger. Their dynamics are very cool… or would be if Eren was switched with Armin. I could see him appreciating his strong sister/waifu protecting him. I will say it once more: Eren is a complete retard and doesn't deserve Mikasa. Kinda shame that she imprinted on him, she deserves a better man (or a boy).
>Armin himself is a cutie, reminds me of a labrador puppy or something. I like that he is the 'smart but physically weak' one and not Mikasa. That was a great move on the author's part.
The plot feels drawn out sometimes, but I haven't been bored, so that's good. Looking forward to seeing more.
also would like to see a doujin in which Mikasa and Levi swap personalities or something so Mikasa femdoms/kicks the shit out of Eren and Levi fawns over him KEK
IDK about him being a Gary Stu, but so far, at least he's rather fun for me. I understood immediately why he has
many fangirls! Don't know much about his backstory yet. I'm planning to watch the Levi OAVs after the first season. Luckily, no character has been insufferable in my eyes. Eren (love how he screamed in despair that he will not be able to kill all the titans when he just failed to kill a single one) and Sasha are the closest to it.
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So what's the consensus? As someone who read the manga I think they're doing a good job! I enjoyed getting my heart broken over again. The Utada Hikaru song is great too.
Also, I want to protect him :(
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So far so good. Utada Hikaru is queen, always. Same, I enjoy wallowing in sadness. Yes, protect the extraterrestrial boy.
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It's time for me to recommend Bakuten, 3 episodes so far and the animation is still really good. Theme is a little bit niche but still enjoyable, and cute guys are always a good plus!
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Is Gundam Seed any good if you aren't into mecha? I really wanna watch it because I love the look of picrel, and as far as I understood you can watch it as a standalone, but the mecha kinda turns me off (though my only experience with mecha is through idol anime) lol
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IMO it's perfect if you're not into mecha. A lot of classic Gundam fans complain that it doesn't focus as much on politics and mech as much as past instilments in the franchise. Instead it tends to focus a lot on character relationship dynamic and drama. There is still SOME politics but it's pretty simplistic.
I highly recommend Gundam Seed…and then only if you enjoy it a lot would I even consider the sequel. Destiny is trashier.
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Farmers that have seen Black Lagoon; how good was it? I was thinking of reading the manga but there’s only 11 volumes, so the anime sounds like it might be a beneficiary adaption.
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I'm gay for both of them.
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yes 100%. the focus in SEED is mainly the character drama, the duo in your image specifically. but I'd argue most Gundam shows are focused on the character drama more so than the mecha anyway…
but yes SEED is definitely accessible to a newbie. if you like the aesthetic I also recommend checking out Fafner in the Azure, another mecha which heavily focuses on character drama/dynamics + same character designer.
I watched it a long time ago but I remember liking the first season and finding it entertaining. It's not too deep or anything so I watched it while exercising kek.
Second season villains kinda suck because they're this weird incestuous twins duo and rock starts getting more annoying in that season. Third season was the most meh out of all. Overall I was more interested in the main cast backstories but the anime basically had none of that
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both are good. watch it
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Revy and Balalaika made me discover my bisexuality as a child.
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I saw Mugen Train last night and it was pretty entertaining. The beginning of it was fine but in the last third everything, like the music and animation gets turned up to eleven. It was really cool to see in a theater.
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What are you watching this season nonas? I've been feeling like picking up more seasonal anime than usual and I heard this will be a good season.
I'm watching Fumetsu no Anata e, Odd Taxi, Shadows House, Pretty Boy Detective Club and Vivy.
Odd Taxi is my favorite so far and I might drop pretty boy detective club because it's so boring.
I used to love monogatari when I was a teen but this seems like such a downgrade and all the characters are so boring.
Shadows house is a bit too loli bait-y for me but I'll give it a chance.
Is anyone here watching super cub? I hear good opinions but I want to hear what people here think.
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this spring ive picked up the most seasonal anime ive watched probably since i was in middle school. i dunno what got into me all of a sudden but i'm watching:>vivy>godzilla sp>thunderbolt fantasy>cardfight vanguard overdress>ssss.dynazenon
enjoying all of them, there's a lot of great stuff this season. i also recently rewatched madoka for the 10th anniversary
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I JUST SAW MUGEN TRAIN IN THEATER. Oh my god the theater elevates the movie so much! Every clash i FELT the impact. The directing can only be appreciated to its fullest on a big screen. I can absolutely understand how this movie carried half of Japan’s economy when it got released during the pandemic. 10/10 no disagreement will be heard.
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Considering the franchise is about multiverse you can pretend Magia Record and the manga alternatives never happened just fine. I've read an interview that either the writer or the director consider the TV version and Movies as different. But god they're milking it
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she's actually genius grad student. that scene she's at a conference in dubai, blurting out a theory during the middle of the presentation. the show is fun but honestly sometimes i think i'm not smart enough for it. apparently it's written by some phd physics nerd.
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Shadows House is pretty interesting so far, but I cannot stand the stupid loli mc and her constant gasps and blushing
I was being a bit hyperbolic. I don’t dislike her completely, just the loli-pandery moments, though I might just switch to the manga so I at least don’t have to hear it.
I like the other characters enough and I’m interested in the story, so I don’t feel the need to entirely drop it as long as it stays nonsexual/creepy.
4th episode was really interesting although the fact that the cat lost the dodo bothers me a tad because these types of things should be stored server side the moment they happen but I'm not a gacha expert so I'm not sure
I love anime with a lot of characters and intertwining stories though, they're always fun to follow and watch them unfold. Reminds me of baccano and durarara
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nta but the only part that thoroughly pissed me off was the fact that it’s not over. I adored reading it. I find a lot of the enjoyment is based on solving mysteries and falling for the cast of characters as a reader. Not a content spoiler:But it could have ended 2 chapters ago and instead we got a “wait, there’s more!” moment. This is likely the final arc, ending the series at around 25 volumes/250 chapters.
Reasonably so, because there are unanswered questions. But it’s still slightly annoying. That’s really the most frustrating part about it.
But the ayrt may be referring to content spoiler the fact that takemichy tells multiple people he can time travel, or his numerous failures feeling suffocating.
I liked those parts though so I have no idea. At the rate the anime is going, this is going to happen in the second cour (it’s set for 2)
Either way you should read it. Watching the scenes get animated in tandem with reading what happens in the future actually doesn’t feel redundant for once. Maybe because doing it mirrors takemichy’s time traveling?
And the characters look cooler in the manga but that’s just my opinion.
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anyone watching dynazenon? thoughts on today's ep? imo this is 100% bullying, bitches like this truly make me seethe.
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Just found out about pic related and I'm kinda shocked that this forgotten 90's franchise is getting rebooted. I remember reading a review of the original OAV and Tv series when I was a kid and kinda wanted to see it. I guess I still do, because I have soft spot for 90's anime and artwork. AFAIK it's one of those male-oriented series that features only female characters in main roles, there's also some shoujo-ai content. The fanservice is probably mild compared to what anime serves today. I think it will be interesting to see the 90's anime and this one (if I manage to get through it, I feel like it may be bad enough to drop it after one episode) and compare what has changed and what stayed the same.
Please note I absolutely do not recommend Battle Athletes to farmers unless they don't mind scrotey content lmfao. I think that especially the 2021 anime has high chance of being completely shit (the 90's one was considered fun, but mediocre or something). It's just a bit of a curiosity to me, especially since it's one of those series that probably were popular in Japan, but became completely forgotten. Are we gonna get Saber Marionette or Steel Angel Kurumi reboot next?
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that's probably just nostalgia, but I prefer the retarded 90's designs to current ones.