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General anime discussion thread, maiko edition!
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Easily Kiyo in Kyoto.
toradora is Genuinely good nona!
all the main characters actually have depth to them and act their age, plus the fanservice is basically nonexistant
i will say this tho, hated the pool ep.
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What is this anime from? I tried to look it up reverse google suggested me Babylon, but I'm not sure (no time to watch it rn to confirm anyway)
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Just watched Mononoke and I loved it. The art style was a bit off putting at first but I ended up enjoying it. First story made me ugly cry for some reason.>>172237
male lead is bad but female lead is terrible. One of those boring animes that at first glance you would think are aimed at girls but really are meant for scrotes.
I really rec checking out Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo or Ayakashi Tales of Horror which Mononoke is a sort of sequel/spin off of
Anyone watching Ousama Ranking? It looks cute but I don't have that much time and wanted to know if its worth checking out or will I just be sucker punched by watching for the cute art and get hit with some big ass titty teen girl as usual?
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OK I've watched almost 20 eps of this and I'm at my limit. Give it to me straight, is the rest of the show just going to be 2 mary sues soapboxing? Reading a history textbook would be more educational AND entertaining.
Of course, it's if you've seen Kayo's episode, where she originally appears and my bad the full name is really Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales. I think it might be on youtube or dailymotion or you know those other usual sites to check out lol
Anyone watching Heike Monogatari? One of my faves of the season but zero buzz around it from what I've seen online despite the names attached to it
. Why are you being so hostile, retard? Denial of anime being scrote-y is denial of reality.
Berserk is also "simped hard" by scrotes by sole virtue of being universally acclaimed. If you strike off every title that meets this ridiculous criteria, you'd be left with nothing but shitty yaoi and otome shows.
>>172476>If you strike off every title that meets this ridiculous criteria, you'd be left with nothing but shitty yaoi and otome shows.
holy shit lol, MASSIVE cope. Not wanting to witness extreme levels of scrote degeneracy is only "ridiculous criteria" in the sense that you're right, it's literally everywhere. Doesn't mean you have to like it, respect it, or tolerate it.
There are plenty of gems that don't suffer written-by-horny-scrote syndrome. They're just oftentimes not as well known because the scrotes can't coom to them as easily. I'm not an animefag (more into manga) so I can't speak to which anime adaptions are good or not but off the top of my head:>Vinland saga>Fullmetal Alchemist>Hinamtsuri>Monster>Tokyo Revengers>Boku dake ga inai machi>Mob Psycho 100>The Promised Neverland>Mushishi
I could go on… but I guess those are all "shitty yaoi and otome shows".
Anyway, just stop settling for scrote bullshit, it's actually easy.
You sperging over scrotes is even more nonsensical now. We were talking about logh, not k-on.
>I could go on… but I guess those are all "shitty yaoi and otome shows".
Again, YOU'RE the one who decided to have a hissy fit on coomers and scrotes in a conversation about logh out of all things.
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I just started watching part 6, I forgot how funny this part was. The fights really got wacky and entertaining. I can't believe it's been a whole decade since I read it.
The voice acting is really good and even though I miss Miyuki Sawashiro I think Ai Fairouz is doing a perfect job
AYRT I dont even know wtf logh stands for kek i'm not the original person you were talking to. I was just chiming in on your retarded statement. Keep pulling your wedgie tighter though>>172737
I see tons of people raving about Jojo stuff but I was never able to get into it. Does it get a lot better later on? I couldn't get through the very first arc and gave up but if it's one of those things that just has an awkward start, I might try it again.
Parts 1 and 2 aren't bad, they're just very different to the rest of the series so if you don't like them that doesn't mean you won't like the rest.
I agree that you can actually skip some of the series and move on to better parts, I didn't read them in order. Part 4 is my favourite, I found 3 a slog but luckily I read it after better parts so it didn't stop me continuing.
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I like JoJo a lot and I enjoyed part II, but honestly, "amazing" is a bit of a stretch. It's dumb, wacky fun with flamboyant (mostly) men and music references. Great for husbando hunting.
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>>172764>I see tons of people raving about Jojo stuff but I was never able to get into it. Does it get a lot better later on?
I read the manga when I was 15 and I really got into it back then. The thing about jojo is that it's absolutely ridiculous but it's fun to read. I read through part 5 when it had that unintelligible translation so I only understood some things after watching the anime kek
It's full of asspulls, bullshit powers, araki keeps forgetting abilities and makes shit out of nowhere sometimes, but it has a special place in my heart. I was never into battle shonen but jojo is the exception. I think it gets more fun as it goes on, and I definitely start caring more about characters.
And like the other anon said, a good amount of wacky husbandos.
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I’m really in the mood to watch something “vintage.” What are some good 70s/80s/90s anime outside of the big ones (Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, etc.) everyone already knows?
City Hunter, Cat's Eyes, Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikoku, I've never watched Urusei Yatsura but if you like Rumiko Takahashi's manga you'll probably like it I guess, Slayers, Captain Tsubasa (one of the big ones if you're European or South American though), Saint Seiya (same thing here), Patlabor, Sakura Wars I guess, I don't remember it very well but I liked the tall blonde girl, Vision of Escaflowne, anything by Clamp, the turned to shit in the 2000s so anything before that is fun enough to watch, Hana Yori Dango's manga is good but turns to shit once Tsukasa's mother overstays her welcome but I've been told the anime stops before that point, and I can't think about anything else on top of my head. I remember watching a shit ton of 80s anime as a kid with the French dub, I need to look up the titles and see if they can be watched online.
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Just for reference, can you post a list of what you consider "classics"? As I said I watched a lot of anime as a kid and I'll look up what I can recommend on top of what I already posted.
By the way I just thought about Saiyuki, You are under arrest!!, Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (it used to be Detective Conan's direct competition back then, some episodes are legit disturbing), and Trigun, GTO, Excel Saga if you're into lolsorandum humor, I've been told that Slam Dunk is really good but I never read or watched it, Nadia and the secret of blue water it's been so long I forgot how the series ends
, other anons will recommend you Utena but I still haven't watched it yet, Orphen, maye the Bastard! OAV but I'mmore familiar with the manga, but I'll warn you now, it's "scrotey" or whatever you wanna call it, B'tX is by the same mangaka as Saint Seiya, I hated how the show ended though, Blue Seed, I've been told by friends that Fushigi Yugi is good, never watched or read it though. They're all 90s anime.
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>>173197>Vision of Escaflowne
I watched this recently because I only heard praise for it but the characters infuriated me to no end. I usually have a high tolerance for this stuff and enjoy ridiculousness and dumb drama of old anime but escaflowne pissed me off. The ost was beautiful and the art had its moments though, and I think it's interesting how they went for both the teen girl and teen boy audience so it had strong shojo and shonen tropes and elements at the same time. I feel like I don't see that enough in anime aimed at tweens nowadays. And that ending. Ughh.
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Thoughts on the first season of Stone Ocean?
I really like Jolyne as a protagonist, and want more, ASAP!
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I recently watched Heike Monogatari thanks to recs from anons in the previous thread. The beginning is a bit overwhelming with all the names and political machinations being thrown around but the pretty art kept me going and by the middle I was hooked. Melancholy and beautiful. Good watch although I was a bit annoyed by the saccharine "just pray and you'll feel all better" message thrown in at the end.
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They saved anime
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they really did, I hope we get a S2!
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they saved anime as well as my soul. They were so well written and the animation always so fun and creative! The whole universe was so full of life and diverse. Masaaki Yuasa better come back for season 2 though, I only trust him.
I didn’t watch this when it came out because I thought it was gonna be standard moeshit cute girls do cute things
How wrong I was! This is so cool!
What’s with the random ethnicities and thai script though
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So, we're halfway through, and I hate it lol. I thought maybe my expectations were just too high because I loved Death Note (though I read it first when I was in middle school, so nostalgia and no eye for quality might contribute to that) and expected to be similarly blown away, but I think even as a standalone and completely neutral work it's simply not good lol. To those who've read the manga, does it seem realistic that the entire plot gets covered in 24 episodes?
lmao I'm watching it too, I'm at ep. 30.
said is right. I'm interested in politics and history, so I'm liking it a lot. I didn't use to pay much attention to those two topics, so back then I couldn't stand to watch even one LOGH episode. It's a great story, very well written and entertaining, but it's ok if you don't like it. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's overrated or pretentious, neither does it mean that not watching/liking it makes you a "pleb". It just means that you don't care about its subject, just like I couldn't give any less shits about most horror manga (of which there are plenty of good series).
Are you gonna call everything that's related to war/history/politics "scrotey" and call it shit for that reason? As if they were exclusively male interests, or as if women couldn't be into political fiction? Also, I doubt most anime fans have watched or even heard about this one, most of them watch mainstream stuff like shonenshit, slice of life, edgy isekai shit or romcoms (I'm talking about both male and female audiences). Berserk is much more popular and well-known.
LOGH has absolutely no sexual fanservice, too (at least so far), so it's a breath of fresh air after watching so much "critically acclaimed" anime that ends up having varying amounts of perverted scrote shit. It's also not so much about the characters' personal drama as it is about the politics and wars of this fictional future world. The only way I could call it truly "scrotey" would be if this was another power fantasy about war, but personally I wouldn't call it that.
Anyway, if you don't care about that sort of stuff, there's no reason to try to force yourself to watch it. A "must watch"? That depends on the person, as not everyone will find it interesting, and that's understandable.top tier husbandos though
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Guys… isn’t this just… dororo?
I know the different ethnicities is because the manga author went to an International school in Tokyo so he wanted to reflect that in his work, not sure about the script maybe a Thai Fan?
Anyone think we’ll ever get a season 2?
Snk since I've been an anime only fag since the first season was announced
Kimetsu no Yaiba with my nigel because he has normie taste
Hakozume might be okay although I don't know anything about it, maybe I'll watch that.
Just took a look at the chart and I guess I’ll try watching dangerous lifehacker, hakozume, and on air dekinai.
Maybe Leadale, too, but I don’t have any faith in isekais even though the protagonist is female
Looking forward to, I guess koroshi ai, i liked the manga, or was it a webtoon
>>174970Dororo is about a boy whose father, a lord, sacrificed him to demons for power. His quest, helped by the comic relief titular character, is to battle to get his body back from the demons. It’s similar to Bosse‘s deal with the witch. The mother character, in both stories, tries to protect the main character. There are other similarities.
I’m not crying wolf, just pointing it out. I enjoy the unusual art style in Ousama Ranking.
Also, go watch Dororo.
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I'm interested in watching Mobile Suit Gundam because of those two cuties and some videos I've seen of the MC, but there are so many fucking series. Do I really have to watch everything? Is it worth?
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I'm not really into politics or history, not into space operas either and I adore LoGH. It's kind of counter intuitively enjoyable considering my taste, a series that long and dialogue heavy should not have captured my attention so thoroughly. Like, it's 80% talking heads - that should feel boring and slow, but I actually find that all the talking makes it way more entertaining and improves the pacing (as opposed to regular anime that's full of dragged out reaction shots and empty filler moments). I also found it thoroughly unpretentious, it doesn't avoid heavier topics but it was very palatable and easy to understand for someone like me who isn't knowledgeable about politics.
But yeah, considering I didn't expect myself to like it so much I wouldn't necessarily expect others to. It took me by surprise that's for sure. Either way it's not a scrotey series, it's kinda insulting to act like only a moid could possibly enjoy a series just because it involves some basic politics and warfare.
It's just a meh Mirai Nikki, like the other anon said.
It's sad because I usually like all their other works. What went wrong with this one? The only character I could manage to give a single shit about was the guy dying of cancer.
When Netflix picked it up
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Thank you so much for these posts anons, I asked on another imageboard what Gundam series to watch next (I've watched only the original movie trilogy) and got no response so I've been binging LOGH in the meantime, but really wanting to watch some more Gundam too.
They told me effectively the same thing, that you don't have to watch them all to understand the series you choose, but watching the original one first is probably a good idea, and that following the timelines is not necessary.
What if I wanted to watch them in release order though?>>175070
Now that's rare, I wonder why it appealed to you so much. Anyway, I'm glad that you liked it too.
I agree on the talking part, even with all that dialogue it keeps me on the edge of my seat; sometimes I laugh my ass off at some stupid asshole noble being shot by three of his subordinates at the same time
, sometimes I tear up at the main characters' suffering. Even when everything is fucked and seems like it's only gonna get worse for the Alliance
, I can't stop watching.
Ironically, I find it quite fast-paced. Must be the battles and the fact that they skip most mundane stuff/constant timeskips to the next important event.
I also LOVE the soundtrack.>>175181>and the empire/reich is specifically based on Frederick the great's 18th century Prussia.
Yeah I had a feeling. Neat trivia, thanks.
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>>175277>What if I wanted to watch them in release order though?
You -could- do it but as the different series vary wildly in quality you could end up burning yourself out on the early bad ones and miss the later much better ones
For instance 8th ms team (12 episodes) and war in the pocket (just 6 episodes) are considered very good, can be fully understood after watching the first gundam and can be watched in a single day. You -could- watch 300 episodes of other gundams (including 50 episodes of duels against racial stereotypes gundams) in order to watch 8th ms team, or you could just watch the 50 episodes of the first series and then enjoy 8th ms team (whose plot happens during the first series)
I don't think anyone watches gundam in release order anyway, unless they're real die hard fans who do it every year
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>>175385>You -could- do it but as the different series vary wildly in quality you could end up burning yourself out on the early bad ones and miss the later much better ones
Ok, I think you're right, but I still wanted to watch Zeta Gundam because I liked the animation/art/voice acting quality of the first one. The newer Gundams just look so different that I think I'm gonna find it hard to adjust to them mentally, kek (even though I only started with this franchise because I want to watch Iron Blooded Orphans)
Thanks for the suggestion.
I watched the first episode of 08th MS Team yesterday, and I was disappointed in the difference in artstyle, the more unrealistic "anime" voice acting for female characters (you probably know what I mean) and the bigger presence of pervert shit, but otherwise it wasn't bad and I expect it to only get better. I guess the original Gundam and LoGH (the only two anime series I've watched this year, so far) spoiled me and ruined my ability to enjoy more modern anime due to those tropes being largely absent or not that obnoxious in older stuff, from what I've seen. Surprisingly, those are also the first pre-90's anime I've watched that aren't popular normie stuff like Saint Seiya and Dragon Ball.
I'm also watching Welcome to the NHK and, although I'm liking it and even finding it funny and relatable, I'm cringing hard at it sometimes.
Idk, maybe it's just me. Maybe not watching anime in a long while will do that to you. Or does anime as a whole really just get cringier each decade?
Came here to see if anyone was watching too lol.
I’m on season 4 and this has just turned into the most typical mushy animu I can think of.
I started watching because it was somewhat removed from actual anime, but now I want to actually find some good slice of life shows to see what it’s all about.
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She really should’ve just stayed with the donkey and called it a day kek
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Did anyone watch Vivy this year?
It was a retard moment. I don't remember why she dropped him (the difference in social status?) but it was so dumb and I'm not buying it. The guy was the whole package:>handsome>rich>imaginative, inventive>princely in behavior
You find someone like this, you hold on and don't let go. What the fuck Retsuko
>>176262>Idk, maybe it's just me.
No it's a pretty unsubtle anime>does anime as a whole really just get cringier each decade?
In a sense yes, since as you consume more and more media you get more discerning about it and become able to identify flaws in works you would have enjoyed without reserve before
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You’re meant to cringe at NHK. It’s what they’re going for.>>176301
What do you like? We’ll give you recs.
Anyway, I rewatched ACCA. Since it came out, I’ve been waiting in a corner of my mind until I’ve forgotten enough of it to enjoy it again, and yeah it’s still great.
I love how the ending of this season was just Retsuko and Haida talking about how awesome donkeybro is.
No shit, you lost out on the perfect man because you wanted to birth some screaming spawn, just donate to poor third worlders if you need to feel superior and spend the rest of your day travelling the world and chilling with your rich babe bf. Retsuko stay losing I can't be on her side anymore
Ya and then she becomes an idol
lmao who is writing this
If I cared about the show, I would hope they get together eventually. Haida sucks, but I feel like he will be endgame because of scrote trope (an unworthy dude wins the girl's heart in the end)>>176402
Didn't see this season yet but who asked for this? That's stupid as fuck
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>>176262>wasn't bad and I expect it to only get better. I guess the original Gundam and LoGH (the only two anime series I've watched this year, so far) spoiled me and ruined my ability to enjoy more modern anime due to those tropes being largely absent or not that obnoxious in older stuff, from what I've seen.
I watched a bit of Ideon and even though it wasn't 100% my thing, I enjoyed how the characters acted like people, not anime characters. Picrel makes me think of why anime gets worse each decade. The stories and characters are based on anime clichés instead of some approximation of reality. Visual novels and manga are sometimes faring better in that regard, probably cause they can be niche and not a mass product for as many coomer regards as possible
Tbf, she only became an idol because she’s irresponsible with money and got forced into it.
I’d rather have her stay single and get her shit together rather than stay with Haidumb or go back to donkeybro. She has nothing to offer as a partner, and I wish the show was more blunt with that fact.
>>176393>>176390>You're meant to cringe at NHK
No, no, I mean specifically things like the ED and the way the main girl looks like a kid compared to MC, etc. Is that intentional too?>>176420
Kek I feel that pic represents the decline of anime pretty well.
Obviously not all anime is like this, but the industry is definitely oversaturated and so more cheap, generic, pandering garbage than quality stuff is made and this only gets worse with time. But it makes sense, since anime is more often just an advertisement instead of an artistic work.>Ideon
OK I definitely need to watch this
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I recently watched Made in Abyss series and the sequel movie. I loved it so much. From what I had read about the show before, I thought it would have been basically torture porn or something. But I was pleasantly surprised it only had a few nasty scenes. Nanachi is the fluffiest bunny.
You're cringing because Satou is
>>176504>>176420>why anime gets worse each decade>so more cheap, generic, pandering garbage than quality stuff is made and this only gets worse with time.
I'd argue it only gets better with time. The quality of basic animation keeps rising (for instance something as ugly as the first gundam couldn't be released today) and the pandering garbage is at more or less the same levels, it's just that everybody forgot about all the really bad anime that was released 40 years ago. Evangelion was already a critique of the same otaku culture that encouraged the creation of garbage shows, and it was released in 1995
It'd be like arguing that the music industry gets worse with time
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does this remind you of anyone
>>176567>Evangelion was already a critique of the same otaku culture that encouraged the creation of garbage shows, and it was released in 1995
Speaking as an Eva fan, how much was it really? Aka: how successful that attempt was?
If you watched ecchi from 90's or early 00's, I guarantee you they would be less degenerate than borderline hentais coming out nowadays. The animation gets better, but anime gets more and more tropey. Wish I had enough time to watch top 10 anime (or even top 3) from every year starting from 70's.
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I'd say the tropes change. Tentacle porn was all the rage in the 80s but it's not even referenced now, purely fantasy anime got replaced by isekai and running with bread in your mouth because you're late doesn't even get parodied that much.
>they would be less degenerate than borderline hentais coming out nowadays
I think it'd be hard to argue in favor of one side or the other without nickpicking. Picrel was seen as normal in the 80s, but it wouldn't be hard to find even worse examples nowadays
I'm pretty sure there was worse stuff in the past (no reason not to really) but it's hard to check as most of the trash either never ever got translated or got rightfully forgotten some years after it got released… as did the truly awful stuff of about ten years ago (except the eternal boku no pico)
Honestly, in comparison Dirty Pair seems very okay. I haven't seen it, but AFAIK it's an action series about "bodacious babes" in steel bikinis on a various explosive missions that they ruin. Of course it's not feminist or even for women, but it seems harmless. At least the heroines look like adults lol
The point is that mainstream 90's-00's ecchi TV series seem chaste in comparison to new-ish ones. The more hardcore stuff was left for OAVs. Meanwhile shit like Yosuga No Sora (probably not even the worst example) was aired on television. I have googled stuff like lists of borderline hentais, anime with sex scenes and ~lewdest~ ecchis and most of them are from 2010s… I assume streaming may factor it a bit, but I doubt it. I've been a huge weeb in 00's and I noticed coomer shit getting worse and worse with every year.
Only kinda related, but I remember bonding with another anon here over our enjoyment of Video Girl Ai (mostly manga, as anime is only a short OAV that doesn't finish shit). There were occasional panty shots, suggestive clothes or poses. Sex was part of the narrative and not just thrown in for maximum cooms. By which I mean that it was treated maturely, just as relationship drama between the characters. The characters were likable and seemed more like teenagers than anime clichés. I remember a heroine's (near?) sexual assault being treated extremely respectfully with a focus on how it affects her mentally
The realistic designs also would be out of place in the current moe market… If a harem series like that was published nowadays, I would read the hell out of it even if it's for scrotes. The closest example I can think of is White Album 2 (a visual novel with an unfinished anime).
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I watched Re:Cutie Honey and despite the huge amount of fanservice, I found it really cute and enjoyable. I am usually bothered by fanservice, but it was so exaggerated I found a hard time thinking about it as actual sexualization.
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It's high tide right now
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I'm glad that you liked it! You could maybe try to watch some other works by Masaaki Yuasa. Also every person I know who liked eizouken also loved mob psycho 100 for some reasons(even if the show are quite different on paper, they both have great characters and creativity in the animation) so maybe you could try that too ?
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I didn’t realize it until I saw your comment but there is a huge overlap, I think the great plot characters and colours make both animes work so well and also the art styles and not being creepy. Nonna i Rec Odd Taxi as well, hands down AOTY for 2021 for me!
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I forgot my picrel. Anyway, go watch it, it's my favorite out of all the gundams I've seen so far, including the original UC stuff (I just can't give a shit about Amaro, kek)
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Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho/A Place Further than the Universe, amazing anime with amazing well developed female characters, what drives the plot is a young girl saving money to go to Antartica after her mom went missing on an expedition there a few years back. There's a mix of different mom/daughter relationships in it. The ending will wreck you btw but it's so beautiful, one of my top 5 animes of all time
It gets very bad in the manga, to the point I had to stop reading because it makes me very uncomfortable. I still am curious about how it will develop to the end but honestly I want to just create my own non sexualized version of the story now.
Actual dialogue from the manga:>Your butt smells like potatoes!!
The only one I can think of is Michiko to Hatchin… I watched it when i was young and remember the art being cool, the story not so much
Maybe also Avenger, but its not everyones cup of tea
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I can't remember much of what I watched, but logh's history/politics seemed to be just "muh ideology is better than your ideology".
And I wasn't the one who called it scrotey, retard. In fact I was arguing just the opposite.
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Definitely gonna watch this one. Thanks a lot.
If you have the time, could you please write a short Gundam guide/ranking for us? Cuz suddenly I don't trust that guide so much kek>>177387
For me it was definitely worth it, and I'm glad I watched it instead of any of the "critically acclaimed" modern coomer garbage in my backlog.>>177447>"muh ideology is better than your ideology"
Yeah, so? That's a very simplified and mocking way to put it, but yes, in essence that's what it is about, a failed republican democracy vs. a benevolent autocratic monarchy, and how history progresses from that.
I don't see what's so bad about it.>And I wasn't the one who called it scrotey, retard. In fact I was arguing just the opposite.
I did not directly quote that anon (I forgot and realized it too late) but I was referencing her posts too as I wrote my post after reading you guys' argument. Sorry>retard
Chill out, I never called you names.
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Just got to the halfway point of Your Name
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Should I watch this shit or nah? This promo art is so horrible I can't stand looking at nu-Yang's face, but in the few screenshots I've seen, the art kinda looks neat in ways the original doesn't ngl
I know it's inferior and almost no one talks about or even acknowledges it, but I'm curious ever since I saw that /a/ thread when it was announced.>>177475
When I saw it with my mom and sister
at the cinema, I had to force myself to tear up because it wasn't even good at pulling at your heartstrings in the way Disney garbage does. It was the first, and so far only anime movie I ever saw in theaters and I regret it, I was so excited to go see an anime film with my family for the first time, but it was such a disappointment.
Perfect Blue I watched at home and was way better. Didn't make me cry or anything obviously, but it was really good imo. I've never watched a Miyazaki film, for some reason I've never really been that interested even though they're probably pretty good.>>177527
This. It's also obvious as fuck that it (the pic) is supposed to be a joke, and iirc that never even happens in the anime. It almost feels like the person who posted it didn't actually watch it and got her opinion from memes.
The same thing happened with Boba Fett, people latch onto this kind of characters because they have cool designs but they are very intriguing because so little of them was shown, so fans want to know more about them.>>177631
I saw Your Name when it was released in my country, and while I enjoyed it in the moment (mostly because I saw it with a friend and I probably appreciated the quality time more than the movie itself), when I reflected on it I realized the plot and the characters were pretty basic, the animation was nice but nothing spectacular and there was a glaring plot hole that only a few people noticed. I really couldn't get why people were making such a fuss, even veteran anime fans called it amazing. I guess a lot of normies saw it, it was their introduction to the media and thus they thought it was revolutionary (same with Demon Slayer). I didn't watch A Silent Voice, I hate the manga on a visceral level and I can't stand KyoAni's mushy uwu style, so I can't say if it's any better.
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Been watching Kuragehime… seems to get a lot of praise around here but personally I've been a bit disappointed. The NEET enclave is obviously fun but it's been lame that the focus isn't really on the girls and their relationships but more about the stupid love triangle between Tsukimi and two shitty men. The young guy is a former slut transvestite who is constantly warring with himself about how it's pathetic to have a crush on a girl who likes jellyfish. Just fuck off then? Like wow bro, how shameful you find a pretty, sweet, only vaguely quirky girl attractive. Poor you. And the older brother is like 15+ years older than her and only likes her when she's dolled up. I hope both of them die but I'm not hopeful since the show seems to have increasingly been pushing the tranny.
The fact that they never realized they were bodyswapping with a three year interval, I refuse to believe teenagers in a social media world would not see that the trends, news, medias… would be completely different. Hell the boy worked at a restaurant, the full date is written on the receipts
. To me this is a giant plot hole.
The original drafts were much more gay, buy they sadly got toned down. I disagree with your opinion about NGE and I'm gonna leave it at that. If you watch it ONLY for BL, you are kinda retarded and deserve the disappointment – if not for that, then for not doing your research
Anyway, was fujobait even a thing in early 90s? Kinda doubt that was the intent since Kaworu is in 3rd episode from the end.>>177848
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Police in a Pod had a strong first episode, the mcs have a funny dynamic. Also, I think it's cool that it's based on the author's personal experiences as a female police officer for 10 years. Japan continues to shock me with it's sexism and overwork culture
>her replacement DIED of overwork
>would avoid drinking water because female police officers couldn't pee on duty
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ayrt, sorry for coming back to this post late! I actually really like Relena, she starts out as a massive sheltered pick-me and becomes a complete badass by the end of the series.
I think hate for her stems from fandom stuff, if I'm honest. GW had a gigantic and absolutely cancerous fandom, the kind that got so large that most people in it didn't watch or completely ignored the source material. It also didn't help that the series spawned a million retcon mangas, a sequel movie (Endless Waltz) to sell model kits, and so on.
If you just stick strictly to the anime, and ignore the hundreds of spinoff mangas, sequels, etc. then it's really a great show, and characters like Relena are pretty interesting. I think my favorite women in the series are Sally and Noin, but I also love Dorothy for being an unhinged BPD nightmare.>>177471
Aw, thank you nonna… I'll try when I come back in a few days. I haven't seen all the gundam series in these lists, but I've seen quite a few and could at least give a scrote ranking kek
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Kawoshin 100% wasnt platonic, I mean there is a reason why he is a romance option in NGE games. As mentioned, originally the scripts were more clear about the night they spent together. Sure it didn't happen in the end, but the direction didn't change. Also Shinji gets an orgasm face when Giant Naked Kaworu shows up to smile at him in EoE. Moids cope, seethe and dilate. Asuka will not fuck you
>>178139>retconned by Anno
You mean the Rebuilds? Lmao, those aren't canon and were only made to make more money or whatever. The original TV series plus some bonus scenes are the primary (or only?) canon source. The movies and manga and everything else are like different AUs.
Not even a fujo but I at least acknowledge that Shinji did have gay feelings for Kaworu in that one episode. It's not fujo baiting, it's true, get over it already. Of course that doesn't mean that KawoShin is the
OTP or that it was destined to happen, but there were indeed feelings between them.
Have you watched it? Its an alternate continuity, it doesn't affect the original TV series and EoE. I guess it also "debunked" asushin but it doesnt stop anyone from shipping them in either universe.
I'm not even a fujo or kawoshin, I like that scrotes are seething that women have their gay ship instead of joining scrotes in fighting the waifu wars.>>178158
There are some secondary tier canon information (IE the Classified files in NGE2), but tv series and EoE is the one that matters. Everything else is considered as much as it doesn't collide with the show information>>178196
It is canon only to the Rebuild universe (someone people argue that the ending isn't romantic, but that's some cope in my eyes and media illiteracy)
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I'm really enjoying this show so far. Not gonna lie though Bojji's voice is so annoying to me but even so I hope he succeeds and yeah, the OP is lovely. The shot of Hiling and Bojji nearly made me want to cry.
You’re a tough customer because you don’t specify any theme that you like and the fact you’re not gonna pay attention deters me from giving you the ones i really like
Anyway, how about ao no period, hanasaku iroha or hozuki no reitetsu
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I’ll rec this till I die.
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Barakamon, it's so cute and fun. Might make you want to retire to an island to practice your art. I might rewatch now that I think about it.
The OP and ED are incredible. I love this show, I really hope it doesn't go downhill/introduce anything gross down the line. Kage best boy>>178373
Most new shows are pretty lackluster tbh, the only one I can think of that's gotten a huge fanbase is JJK. It probably doesn't help that most of the big shounen series that are ending soon/have ended like BNHA and SNK have been eating up all the attention for the past decade.>>178200>someone people argue that the ending isn't romantic, but that's some cope in my eyes and media illiteracy
One of the directors said it wasn't supposed to be romantic iirc, it's not really a cope imo. sage for kind of OT
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Very cute, Handa-kun is also worth a watch
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child me abhorred scar; adult me is a scar apologist
Ok, it's great that scrotes are absolutely seething about KawoShin, but let's not go full retard in the other direction. In the end, Shinji considers Asuka and Rei his friends, and also wants Asuka sexually. Kaworu (a literal angel, unlike the other characters who are regular, flawed people) simply offered Shinji (a confused and frustrated teen) unconditional love, something that he always desired but never got, and that is what made Shinji so attached to Kaworu as soon as they met. But even after that, he still lusts after Asuka. It's not "either/or", it's both.
By the time he sees Kaworu in EoE he is fucking terrified of Rei thanks to Ritsuko's little show-off. I think he gets over it as Rei guides him through the instrumentality, but it is what it is at the beginning of the movie. Which starts with his failed suicide attempt (really unclear, but apparently that's what the shot of Shinji's wet head is supposed to imply) because he killed Kaworu. Worth noting Shinji didn't say that he loves either Rei or Asuka, it's just Kaworu.
I think he had some confused crush on Asuka (and boy, was his early crush/interest in Rei poorly informed lol), but the attraction was almost entirely physical. Maybe he also liked Asuka because she seemed like a good bangmommy thanks to her fiery personality keeping him in check. It seemed very selfish with little regard for Asuka's needs (see the kitchen scene). It doesn't even matter though, Kawoshin is the closest ship to canon with both sides genuinely loving each other.>by the end of EoE they mutually hate one another
I've read that by choking Asuka again Shinji is "confirmed that he is back in reality". Seriously what the fuck though. He may not be entirely sane then, but it's really telling that this is his first reaction to Asuke even after undergoing instrumentality. I also think that it was claimed that Asuka touching his cheek then is supposed to imply some greater understanding/empathy thanks to the great unification? Big lol at how much it fits sex patterns. The one person that went full shipper retard was Asuka's amerifat voice actor Tiffany Grant, who at one point claimed that "Kimochi warui"/"I feel sick" is supposed to imply a morning sickness and upcoming Shinji baby kek
Imo I kinda interpreted Shinji calming down when he sees Kaworu as just him being immensely relieved because he had felt so guilty about killing Kaworu, so when he sees Kaworu "alive(?)" he doesn't even think about "WTF IS HAPPENING" anymore cuz it means he is finally released of that guilt.
Doesn't negate him liking Kaworu, I just don't really agree when people use that scene as "definitive proof" of it.
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He pretty much has a blissful orgasm face after first joyful shock. That's not a face you make JUST when you see a supposedly dead person come alive and you are relieved. Plus everyone saw the one person they loved the most before they died (usually romantically).
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Not sure how similar it is to Kuragehime but I will rec this shit till I die. Yurucamp has been my top SOL since it came out and I reread and rewatch it on a near constant basis. Just highschool girls who go out camping together, sometimes with their alcoholic teacher.
Honestly, I didn't remember the scene exactly, you're right. I guess I just have more tendency for interpreting things platonically (I'm very daft with romantic/feely stuff)
This might also be because I only watched the series once (and watching my country's dub might also have affected it) but the fact Kaworu had only one episode made me have a bit harder time "feeling"/understanding their relationship
Do you have any interpretation why Kaworu didn't appear in the last scene of the series? I found it a bit weird that Shinji was supposed to like Kaworu so much, but Kaworu didn't appear in the last two episodes at all IIRC. Even Aoba appeared in the last scene.
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Ive been wondering about this forever. I've seen someone say that's cause only humans are there, even insignificant ones. But Rei is part Lilith. How much of Adam is Kaworu? I think it could be explained by Kaworu not being part of that instrumentality because he died too early. But then I'm wondering how he was present in the "I am the words I love you and I am the hope that one day people understand each other" scene (fun fact: apparently it was mistranslated in English by smashing the words of Rei and Kaworu together with "We"). Then I remembered Shinji asks picrel earlier, so maybe he isn't interacting with a real Kaworu but a vision of him? What's with Rei then? Is Kaworu somehow part of the instrumentality and merged with Giant Naked Rei? My head hurts.
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Wouldn't exactly say OP is more logical. I agree with her point that Kaworu's love was just not meant to last as it was to idealistic. Just like Asuka was the reality to Rei's dream (or however you wanna call it, don't want to look up the quote)>It's my headcanon that I ruminated over for years or nothing!
Picrel. Imagine if scrotes had this quote about Asuka or Rei. Whatever girl would have it, would be considered canon. I don't even ship anything in NGE, but Kawoshin is the closest to being canon.
I thought the first anime was kinda shit but I loved the manga back in middle school as it was still being released. I haven't read it again because I know the story and rereading it would feel a bit repetitive I guess but I thought the first half was actually pretty funny, while the second half's few comedic scenes were… they were there I guess. Then I read Twinkle Stars, which was published right after FB and I found it painfully unfunny, I'm wondering if I would even enjoy rereading FB after that. FB Another was kinda shit and completely unecessary, I couldn't even get past the first volume of Liselotte. I found the manga Natsuki Takaya did right before FB way funnier than her recent series. And we really need to talk about it, ever since she had to get surgery for her left hand or wrist her art became complete shit. I mean it. She ha a good excuse for it but it's still disappointing, I feel bad for her.
I was too lazy to watch the new anime so I won't talk about it.
>>179212>Imagine if scrotes had this quote about Asuka or Rei.
Not a fair comparison since they both spend extended time around Shinji and have supplemental scenes. A scrote equivalent would be a new female character/angel, and it still wouldn't be considered canon by the majority of viewers. Only by retarded scrotes thinking with their dick just like Kawoshin shippers' equivalent.
This post >>179057
literally spells out why and how Kawoshin's relationship is the way it is.
But it's not
my headcanon, it's just literally what happens in the show and is explicitly stated. I'm sorry you felt so personally attacked by my comment, kek
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i don’t care about any pairings involving shinji because he is a misogynist who sexually harasses and chokes women
>>179224>Not a fair comparison since they both spend extended time around Shinji and have supplemental scenes
I call bullshit. If anything, other characters having more screen time is all the more reason for Shinji to end up confessing to one of them (probably Asuka), and yet it never happens. He only wants to selfishly use her to fill the emotional and sexual void in himself. Which makes for a nice contrast to Kaworu. Whom Shinji loved. That is canon, just like Kaworu loving him first and Shinji feeling physical attraction to Asuka while not understand ING her at all.>Only by retarded scrotes thinking with their dick just like Kawoshin shippers' equivalent.
Lmfao watch the show again. I don't ship the cast, but I know what happened in the anime. It would be delusional to say that Shinji was gay for Kaworu in sadamotoverse, not the TV series.>>179244
wasn't he selling creepshots of Asuka or was it only in the manga?
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Now it turns out that scrotes are appropriating otome for coomershit
>Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a particularly punishing dating sim [actually otome, this was badly translated for normies] video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Watch Leon spark a revolution to change this new world in order to fulfill his ultimate desire… of living a quiet, easy life in the countryside!
Where the fuck do these imbeciles get their idea of otome games from?
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I've been waiting for someone to complain about this too. The creator even said on twitter that he himself never played any otome games, so he got all his ideas from reincarnated-as-villaines stories on syosetu and literal gal-ges. translation by moi
Why did it have to be an otome game? Why not just a normal galge filled with sexy anime waifus?
Anyways, if this is an "otome" game, I expect there to be at least 5 handsome anime husbandos. And the female lead should be a dull, flat-chested brown haired girl. Maybe one genki lesbian best friend side character.
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tbh the male protag in this anime is cuter than most bland generic male self-inserts. This almost looks like a female-friendly rom-com, but it isn't, it's just slightly
less blatantly coomerish than most "romance" anime for scrotes. This is as far as I could tell from watching the first episode.
Literally what is the point of making the setting an """otome""" game?? What the fuck is the appeal? It changes practically nothing about the plot (from what I've read about this). It almost looks like you could remove all the references to otome and it would be exactly the same shit, a generic fantasy isekai.
All the "otome villainess" isekai LNs aren't that accurate either, I can't recall even one otome game that had a "villainess" character done in the same way as in those LNs because it's so rare (sounds more like a shojo manga or soap opera thing to me). So this retard is twisting the concept of LNs that already twist the concept of otome games. It's like a game of telephone.>can't I just, like, change the genders from a galge?
Wow, that would've been such a great idea if practically all the main characters weren't girls. Having such a disproportionate amount of female characters defeats the purpose of an otome game, doesn't it? This setting looks more like a galge kek. It literally doesn't matter what kind of game it is.
Nevertheless, I hope this anime gets a big periphery demographic of women who'll make lots of fanart and fanfiction about the guys, because I must admit their designs are decent and otoge-like.
Thanks for the translation btw, nona.>>179564>Anyways, if this is an "otome" game, I expect there to be at least 5 handsome anime husbandos.
Yeah don't worry about that, after a quick skim through the wiki, it looks like there are several cute male characters in the LNs (the game's love interests), but of course they don't seem to be nearly as important as the girls or appear as often.
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Meant to quote >>179558>>179564
Also here's one of the game's love interests (but I don't think he'll appear in the anime any time soon). You can tell that the LN illustrator had a hard time learning how to draw male characters decently, kek. This one is a delinquent-type character, which I guess is accurate.
There are other cute guys, but there are even more cute girls (who are better drawn).>>179570>>179572
Yes, I agree, so I'm not watching it lol. Only watched the first episode to make an informed opinion. Basically, the protagonist likes sewing but no one has ever complimented him for being good at it, until the main LI does. She's popular and doesn't let others shit on her likes and hobbies, unlike him.>scrotes just can't write a wholesome love story without adding harem elements
It's sad that this ruins the majority of "romance" anime.
The other girls seem to be there for ecchi fanservice, idk.>>179568>It's fucking weird and makes me feel old to see all of these otome themed manhwas and webtoons try and parody a trope that really isnt even a thing
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I watched it and dropped it at on the first episode kek.
I would have liked it more if it was in uni, but that's probably because I'm an adult now and I'm tired of watching high schoolers. And the constant coomerism like pic related (not to mention the titty and ass shots) doesn't help, the worst thing is it was written by a woman.
I hate how 50% of the first episode was the MC constantly whining and feeling bad about himself when he has a pretty unique hobby, just because one girl in middle school told him it's lame.
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>>179546>Where the fuck do these imbeciles get their idea of otome games from?
It's very simple. You know how isekai shit don't parody JRPGs as a whole but specifically Dragon Quest and its copycats? Otome shit don't parody the otome genre as a whole, it parodies Angelique specifically. One parody became successful, so people who don't know shit about otome games decided to ride the bandwagon and this is what we have now.
I see, thanks for clarifying that.I should play Angelique already, but the fact that there's no translation patch intimidates me.>>179623
Isn’t there at least 1 manga about a guy going into an Otome game? I don’t remember the name, but I’m sure as hell that in that one, the guy enters the world of an otome of his sister and he has to avoid getting the attention of the love interests. And the guys know that he’s a guy but they have to pretend they like him because he’s the player, and the rules are that they have to romance the guy wether they like it or not.
So the whole>~woooo I’m so cool for reinventing this cool theme that nobody else has totally never thought about before~*
Is bullshit from him, but of course, everyone is probably sucking his dick, stupid.
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>>179720>Zettai BL ni Naru Sekai vs. Zettai BL ni Naritakunai Otoko
Were you thinking of this one by any chance? It's not an otome game he's trapped in, but a BL manga.
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I just want to say that I'm super excited and happy for Mob Psycho 100 season 3
>>179670>Not always tho, i won’t mind a fantasy with a teenager here and there
Same anon, for example I really loved Sonny Boy. However in cases like dress up darling, it's really hard for me to suspend my disbelief enough to believe these are supposed to be 1st years in high school, while looking and acting like that
. They could all be 25 and I'd believe it fully.
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>>179720>the guy enters the world of an otome of his sister
Yes that’s the one we’re talking about.
I just reread the first chapter and it’s almost funny how much it’s dripping with incel hatred and this pathetic sense of "how DARE women want to date a hot man??" and "a matriarchal society can only be hell"
Oh noez poor men oppressed by women's romance games.
As if women wouldn't work too.
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No, the setting was like a samurai kind of setting, I got them mixed with this one.
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Oh yeah i read that one it’s fun
OT but what a shitty translation in your pic. Sorry, I'm just bothered by bad translations.>>179754
Kek males are terrified of the idea of a matriarchal society. (Not only that but some even fetishize it to cope.) Does this dumbass think a society is matriarchal just because there's a queen regnant?
I don't know what Angelique is like but I'm pretty sure this doesn't sound anything like it. Also, as if there wasn't at least one DILF or even GILF as a love interest in a lot of otoge. Even in the original Angelique game, a bunch of guys were above 20 years old.
But enough of that, I think it's pretty clear that this dumbass author has no idea what he's talking about and there's not much to add.>>179770
It's interesting and confusing, to say the least. You gotta watch it a few times to understand it better. I wouldn't say it has the same themes as Evangelion though.>>179743
A lot of them look like shōjo (at least, last time I checked) but yeah, I think if this scrote wrote a light novel with this premise, there's probably already a bunch of villainess LNs that appeal to scrotes a little too much.>someone like bakarina is 100% pandered to incels, what's with all that yuri harem kek
Definitely. I wanted to try watching it because it was the first of its kind that I heard about, and as an otome fan it really surprised me to see that an otome-inspired anime had become so popular with people who don't play it, but I was very disappointed to learn that it has a huge moid fanbase. "Cute girl protagonist gets a harem… which includes girls! teehee" it was obvious that it would attract them.
This is more or less what happened to me with WataMote. I knew it was popular at the time, but only watched it later when I found out that Tomoko was a fujo and a yumejo (I think this anime introduced a lot of normies and weebs in the west to otomege and BL games). I was shocked when I saw that literal, real-life Hadaka Shitsuji poster (that I had saved on my computer) in her bedroom in the first episode, and the subsequent parody of it (which was hilarious kek, it's obvious who best boy is according to the author). How did an anime like this become ruined by scrotes so quickly? Can't have a damn thing for ourselves. Also didn't the WataMote author get dick pics sent to her by 4chanoids? Holy shit I fucking hate male weebs.>>179787
This one looks fun!
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This anime has the most boring cast I've ever seen. Even when a story is bad, I tend to get attached to some character, but literally every character in this one is forgettable. They have only one personality trait and there's no one here that you can't find a better version of in other stories.
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I watched the first episode and I didn't like it. It seems to be the type of story that is more enjoyable to read than to watch it.>>179670
Pic related is one of the most unnecessary school setting ever. I don't understand why the author just didn't throw these perverts at an actual prison. The characters look like adults role-playing and it's basically porn, it's very creepy.
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Here, I don't remember if there's any scene in some other episode where it can be seen more clearly. I don't have the HS image anymore, got it from either /blog/ or Tumblr about 7 years ago. But yes, this poster (or magazine promo art?) exists IRL and it features best boy in casual clothes.
There's another episode where the VN is parodied and the guy that appears is an obvious parody of him too (I think there's also a touching minigame in the same scene but as we know, that's from TMGS).
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>>179799>Also didn't the WataMote author get dick pics sent to her by 4chanoids? Holy shit I fucking hate male weebs.
Yes. I remember back when watamote first got discovered on 4chan and everyone bought the japanese first volume and brought attention to it to get it translated. I bought the first volume as soon as it came out and this is on the first page, sorry for the poor quality.
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Imagine wanting to look more into Hange Zoe character and finding out the author made her a gender special.
Why can’t she just be a woman?
On the bright side the anime doesn’t indulge this as far as I can tell.
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Isayama always meant for her to be a woman. Her initial name before he decided on Hange was Hanako (picrel). This gender bs started when a fan asked if she's a dude or girl and he got triggered
that someone couldn't tell just by looking at his hideous art. >After recieving this question, I’ve decided it’s better if I don’t reveal that character’s gender. lol
Isayama interviews were literally the worst thing about keeping up with shitgeki.>In regard to characters’ genders, I personally differentiate gender about as much as I do blood type* so I think whatever you think is fine.>Because of that, I think it’s fine if you’ve decided upon genders while you were reading.>Like Armin might be read as a girl too, right?
Had to use archive since op deleted their bloghttps://web.archive.org/web/20210201202930/https://calorescence.tumblr.com/post/54161418202/re-hanji-zoes-gender-and-misinformation-pt-2
God everytime I get into an anime this sort of shit is what turbo blasts me right back out.
Peace be upon the nonners who can handle it.
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Parasyte is ok so far. Getting annoyed by the slowly increasing number of female characters who start crushing on him, why is nothing free of haremshit elements? Also, his dweeb glasses design was much cuter than whatever the fuck this is.
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Rewatching Death Billiards, nonnies. I might just rewatch Death Parade after this.
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I'm glad this got brought up here because I hadn't heard a peep about the show but it's the best thing I've seen in a long while. And no I don't feel Ousama Ranking is very similar to Dororo. I was bored with the latter (felt like a subpar fight of the week with shallow characters and paint by the numbers plot) but OR offers Ni no Kuni-tier graphics and good vibes with a few really dark moments to keep you on your toes. There are enough mysteries to keep you engaged and the characters are complex + grow over time. There aren't a ton of women in the main cast but the few that are are well represented and not sexualized. I love Queen Hiling
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My friend is obsessed with this one, but I'm starting to think she developed terminal pick-me/moid taste over the years.