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General anime discussion thread, wow, look at her go! edition
My senpai is annoying
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halfway through watching The Ancient Magus Bride. I'm really enjoying it so far! The OST is so good
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I finished it last month, I loved it too! Can't wait for more new episodes. The manga is still ongoing.
Also I can't believe that it's shonen, that's such bullshit kek, I thought it was shojo.
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Anyone watching Shadows House? The MC is very annoying and frustrating, but I'm glad I stuck it out to finish season 1 because I like some of the other characters and it seems like there is good potential in the story/world.
it seemed fine but it's missing something the manga has, I dropped it.
I heard the anime altered the plot at the end of season 1 and then pretended they didn't when season 2 started because they realized it messed with the mystery plot? not sure it that's right.
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I might be blinded by nostalgia, but does anyone else miss some of the edge of anime from a decade ago? Nowadays you either get full blown low budget suffering wank or no edge at all. I am aware how much sexism and shitty fanservice was always present in anime, but at least the plots felt less serious than today's LN garbage and were more fun.
There's still great stuff in the last decade, like Kekkai Sensen, 3Gatsu no Lion, Osomatsu-san, Mob Psycho etc. but I miss the campy plotlines in mainstream anime. Maybe I am biased but stuff like Death Note and even Hellsing had big female fanbases because the male characters were interesting, stuff by female authors like FMA, Kuroshitsuji, D. Gray Man, Pandora Hearts all had a bit darker plotlines and attractive male characters. Compare that to stuff like Re:Zero, Overlord, Tanya the Evil etc.
>>222134>Re:Zero, Overlord, Tanya the Evil
They're all very campy anime
That does sound like nostalgia
>>222134>Re:Zero, Overlord, Tanya the Evil etc.
Those are all edgy moid Isekaishit (though I don't know how bad Tanya the Evil really is but the fanbase is disgusting). Most isekai is garbage and everyone's trying to copy each other's success by reproducing the exact same tropes and not getting inspiration from elsewhere.>>222174>exactly like
False, those aren't haremshit, edgy nor are the protagonists loser self-inserts, they're their own characters, and overall just have really diverse and interesting casts that go on fun adventures, and the stories are more creative than "I got reincarnated in a fantasy world, am overpowered and have a harem of girls who lust after me for no reason". It's a completely different feel. There's also newer super-popular shonen line AoT, MHA and KnY, even JoJo (which you can't really call same-y like isekai crap is) got a proper anime adaptation in 2012 and so far has been more popular than ever before, although that one is originally from the 80s. Maybe MHA could be called a self-insert fantasy but your average popular shonenshit isn't like your average isekaishit. Isekai is just particularly bad, imo. Also NTA but I feel like there's less experimentation in anime nowadays. Especially when it comes to anime for female audiences which I think? is almost non-existent these days except for a few sequels of popular older series.
if you're missing edge from a decade ago i think it's probably nostalgia or some kind of affection for those particular series, yeah. I wouldn't consider 2010-2020 a particularly edgy or fun era in anime…not bad or anything either.
but I don't even recognize like three titles you listed (kekkai who, tanya what?? lol) so I'm probably just old and out of touch
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Fujiyama-sensei was my favorite side character
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Any 90s-early 10s gothic non coomerish anime recs? I hate modern art styles that are popular rn so I'd like something older
By gothic I mean either the atmosphere or character designs
Already seen Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, Ergo Proxy, Rozen Maiden (which I hated for the weird incest stuff and lolified characters), Vampire Knight (which I also hated for the incest stuff but enjoyed everything else because of husbandos)
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It came out in 2005, so idk if that’s old enough for you, but Trinity Blood is really my favorite anime featuring vampires. It’s beautiful.
>>222244>What kind of mf is self inserting as Luffy?
People that aren't losers and nerds, which is why all three of these anime were popular with normies, unlike isekai which are targeted at losers and nerds, like you said>Women can actually enjoy that stuff instead of pretending to enjoy it
I mean, I don't think I'm pretending to enjoy more the psychology of the Re:Zero characters than the absolute wasteland of the mental state of the One Piece pervertedly designed female characters, where the most beautiful woman in the world falls completely in love with the MC, which is something at least on par with Overlord, not better. Tanya doesn't even have a harem, the MC is literally a little girl. Do you think I have been brainwashed by scrotes because I don't think these 2 isekai (not Overlord it sucked) are worse than 3 anime which all had at least one secondary character whose design was having a big cleavage and huge breasts and where women are always eventually weaker than the MC? Are you sure you're not thinking this just because some of these are older than the others?
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Hell Girl has a goth vibe, moody design but japanese not victorian
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I love Shiki sfm, I didn't recommend it because anon seems fussy about art styles and Shiki's is atrocious (the hairstyles lmao). But my favourite vampire anime for sure.
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Unlike isekaishit, shounen can be appealing to women because it has attractive male characters and homoerotic friendships. Isekai is the bottom of the barrel.
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What to you guys think of The Vision of Escaflowne which just a HD version of flower of escaflowne with more scences
it is one of the first transmigration anime that I seen and I was very surprised when that genre became as popular as it is now.
Magic Knight Rayearth, Fushigi Yugi, The Twelve Kingdoms, Kyou Kara Maou! are some anime that I remember watching as I was really interested in the genre at the time, I heard about Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi however I never watched so I can't say they were as good as rest
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I love Twelve Kingdoms so much, I wish it was finished. I was so invested in the characters.
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I just thought the character designs were terrible, particularly for horror. The overall style is okay and the horror imagery was serviceable though.
I absolutely can't wait to torrent it and watch it. I still haven't watched many mecha series although I liked Gundam so far, and admittedly don't really watch enough isekai to be able to give my own criticism of that genre, but I'm so fucking happy that Sunrise decided to make a mecha anime for girls, and the reviews I've read of it have all been very positive.
.Hack is another older isekai anime that gets a lot of praise and some describe as "SAO but good". I haven't watch that one either.
I highly recommend it if you like Narutaru or Bokurano. Bleak as fuck anime about children dealing with death and violence (it is a war drama in an fantasy world). It's really good. The only thing that low-key irked me was an abortion plot point, but it made sense in regard to the message the story was trying to send.
NATHAT is one of those forgotten gems of anime that more people should see. They won't, because it's a legitimate story and not a tropey coomershit.
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Has anyone read the novels and knows who is more likely to win? I really liked season 1 but it feels like she's gonna choose the blonde one, which is probably the most boring option. I really want Catarina to end up with Maria since my first option basically gave up kek
I haven't watched any of the newer transmigration anime and stayed away from them as like you said male centric and the fact that I saw the discussion of the anime of a man transmigrating to the body of a little boy and rapes everyone. Just hands off the genre and just stick to reading villainess manwha and rewatching oldies.>>222518
Honestly I only ever picked up Escaflowne because it was a mecha anime and ended up really liking the transmigration element because of the show itself. I would recommend watching next Rayearth since its a magical girl transmigration mecha anime and thank you for recommanding .Hack! Kinda suprised that I never heard about it before.>>222540
I always forget about NATHAT because of the long title. However I plan on watching it along with Bokurano when i have the time.>>222548
I thought the older version of Escaflowne was titled The flower of Escaflowne which I assumed was a region thing or copyright like Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan. Either that I just read it wrong and just remember it that way
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What a funny list
Wow this has a bunch of anime I watched as a kid/teen>Galaxy Angel
I tried watching it again not too long ago and the first season feels so LOL SO RANDOM EKS DEE that I couldn't continue watching it after the second episode even though I love the outfits of Mint and Vanilla. Maybe I should give it a try another day, and skip the first season or something like that.
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I don't care that it's shonenshit, I'm (re)watching Black Clover so I can finally watch the eps I never got to. I'm enjoying it and Yami is hot. Also I love the old nun, picrel.
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Also where the fuck is Hetalia which was a HUGE thing back then. A moid definitely made this chart with all the obscure moeshit and scroteshit anime on here.
Again, even if a show is very popular it doesn't necessarily mean it's highly rated>A moid definitely made this chart
This is the results of a poll, the gender of the author of the chart has 0 influence on it
>>223835>even if a show is very popular it doesn't necessarily mean it's highly rated
Correct. Objectively speaking, Hetalia isn't very good.>the gender of the author of the chart has 0 influence on it
That's right, but also, that imageboard is probably overwhemingly male. If something for women/with a large female fanbase doesn't appeal to males too at least a little bit (like some shoujo anime do) it's not gonna make it on their top 30 because female votes are probably not enough.
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they couldn't stop talking about free and they watched every episode, I don't care what they say they thought of it they loved it lol
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Has anyone watched this, by the way? I wanted to get into it (because I adore Utena + Saranzanmai, and it's an Ikuni anime) but it was fucking awful. The fanservice was way over the top – I usually don't care about fanservice, but here it was just TOO much – and the plot was just…nonsense.
welll the show is less "cute girl teaches me how to live uwu" and more "holy shit, maybe rotting in my room for the rest of my life isn't such a good idea after all". the girl doesn't hold his hand, or slowly guide him back into society (he does that himself), she's solely a plot device that kick-starts the reason for him wanting to give life a try – and even then, she's not the entire reason. and i get that might be bad but it's not her story, it's his. plus there are lots of characters that exist to do one
singular thing in show, male and female.
anyway that's partially why i liked it, as a person who was doing the same thing – sitting in my room all day, and not bothering to actually live my life.
kind of ot but there's also night is short, walk on girl
which is a lot like the tatami galaxy except the mc is female. it's a movie, too. you may enjoy that (and if you like it, you can give ttg a try, because they share similar themes),
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the bear noises and this entire sequence will be stuck in my head forever
OK, I'll watch it, thank you. From how you're describing it, it reminds me of Welcome to the NHK and I loved that one despite the male protagonist and despite Misaki (though she was alright, imo), precisely because I related a lot to Satou, so I might love Tatami Galaxy too. I saw both in a woman's anime 3x3 and I imagined that'd be the case>>224171>the lead girl is far more manic pixie in that than Tatami Galaxy
How's that possible when she's the protagonist? Damn I thought she was gonna be like a gender-flipped version of the Tatami Galaxy guy
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Did anyone watch Birdie Wing? How is it?
I'm hype for:>Chainsaw Man>Cyberpunk Edgerunners
Might be cool but not much hope:>Uzumaki
when I watch this I feel like someone who worked on Ghost in the Shell SAC was in charge…
I wonder if Fujimoto had any creative control of the anime. I bet he would be annoying because he clearly has a lot of opinions about film and how to shoot things lol
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I'm not going to hate on this because I haven't seen it and I liked the music in the trailer, but it looks kinda tumblr adventuretime
My sentiments exactly, nonnie
Sorry that happened to you, sometimes it's also difficult to tell whether an anime is going to have pervert shit or not because it's so normal no one will ever mention it (especially scrotes, who are the target audience). I've been tricked like this but with Irresponsible Captain Tylor, and I can't even call it terrible because it really isn't, but the pervy and harem shit, although tame compared to what you see nowadays, really ruined a lot of it for me, among other issues I had with it. I was so disappointed, I had high expectations for it because it was presented to me as a clever parody of sci-fi anime and especially LoGH, one of my favorite anime, but they forgot to mention those little details that annoyed me to no end. So I'm stuck in this weird limbo where I don't fully like it but don't fully hate it either.>I'm the type of person that likes to do the least ammount of research about stuff I want to watch
Same. I'll watch anything that seems to have themes that I like and has a good reputation, but sometimes these things happen and it's not easy to tell before you watch because like I said, no one will mention it since it's considered normal and people either don't notice or aren't bothered by it.
Sometimes looking at the source (if it's an adaptation), or the creators' other work, helps you guess what to expect.
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I read MiA until it was too disgusting for me to continue, I think this /a/ post sums up the series pretty well.
uh it's been a while since I watched it but from what I remember / if you are like me, you'll want to watch End of Evangelion immediately after the TV show. It's a movie
but actually it's the end of the show (last two episodes redone / alternate ending / complimentary ending / replacement ending/ whatever people want to call it) and it contains some of the "iconic" scenes you might have seen screenshots of before.
other than that have fun. maybe a nona who has seen it more than twice can tell you more.
There is a lot of production lore, interviews with the stuff/Ammo are interesting. i wish I could tell you more but nothing comes to my mind that doesn't come into spoiler territory.
Oh yeah: ignore the Rebuilds unless you like pandering otaku trash with nothing that made the original series good (or redeemed it).
Maybe don't watch on Netflix, the translation has been botched in at least one example.
Don't worry about the sci-fi lore and Bible references too much, just enjoy the ride
Hideaki Anno is extremely bad at managing an animation team's budget and time, so most of his series start well but mid-way the animation becomes very cheap and episodes start reusing footage. It happened with Gunbuster (one of the preview episodes was a carton saying "Sorry we didn't manage to make anything"), it happened with Kare Kano (a romance anime with about 3 entire episodes worth of flashbacks and recaps), and it happened with NGE too, so if the episodes become suddenly very abstract it's not entirely because that's how the writers wanted to tell the story
I recommend watching the Andromeda Strain (1971) movie before watching NGE, it's a little known fact but there are several references to it in Evangelion
You can watch the Rebuilds if you liked FLCL/Diebuster, they're directed by the same guy. There's a certain departure in tone, as Kazuya Tsurumaki is more into over the top action than teenagers screaming and crying, but if you're into things like one single robot fighting a thousand millions other robots with explosions they're worth a watch
NGE is one of those shows you either love or hate. As other nonas said please watch the original series and ignore the rebuilds. NGE is my favourite anime but the rebuilds were meh, if I had watched them first I'd never gotten interested in the universe at all.
Also be prepared to (probably) hate every character. Especially he main char is annoying as fuck but that's I suppose that was the creators' intention
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Here you go anon, I've watched a lot of animes and had nothing to do.
You might want to start with shoujo anime like Chihayafuru, Natsume Yuujinchou, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kimi ni Todoke.
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Michiko To Hatchin
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For old time japan vibes, Dororo and for something more modern day, A Place Further than the Universe
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Mob Psycho 100, Mars Red, Odd Taxi (one of the best things I have ever seen and not just in anime but media as a whole) and Keep Your hands of Eizouken!
i can't wait for the new season!
God, 4.0 or whatever it's called was awful. Not even in an EoE way or anything controversial, it was just a boring, bad send-off that wasted a good chunk of time trying to make Gendo
sympathetic. To waste crucial screentime on explaining why he's a deadbeat dad out of nowhere (read: unironic incel vibes, insufferable teenage intellectual type who latched onto Yui as the first girl to show him normal compassion; this movie made him look even worse) followed by an unforgiveably stiff CGI sequence that looks worse than an MMD skit really soured me on the movie as a standalone entry. For it to be the send-off for the NGE cast? I don't even care enough anymore to hate it.
Late reply, but if you haven't started yet, going in blind doesn't hurt. You might not like it the first time around, I really didn't and didn't understand how people say they watched NGE as a kid and loved it. I felt like I was dragging my feet through it. All I knew was that they frequently had budget issues, so I would always laugh at scenes that seemed to prove that point.
Rewatched it 5 years later and truly love it now. It's a hell of a ride of a show. Those 'budget scenes' added to the atmosphere of the show in a way I couldn't appreciate the first time I watched it. I hope you'll enjoy it, but if you hate it and think it's shit I also understand kek.
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Has anyone watched Inu-Oh? It doesn't seem to be in the totally legal websites I usually watch anime on, there is a talk of it sort of, maybe, who knows, bein shown on cinema theatres in my region and I wonder if it would be worth watching it on cinema (even tho I never go to it), it'll also supposedly be in some streaming service but everything is vague.
I liked Kensuke in 4.0, he was one of the few characters who weren't trashed by the Rebuilds… Until he started lecturing Shinji on how you HAVE TO forgive your parents, even if they abused you and murdered like there is no tomorrow. I don't know if Japan is still that backwards or if it's Anno glorifying Gendo now that he is a father too, but fuck that shit. It's just ridiculous, Gendo isn't just a neglectful, emotionally abusive
parent… He would gladly Hitler his way to Yui cause he's that amoral and deranged. The EoE chomp from his wife for neglecting their son is all that he deserved.
I totally forgot about that sketched animation depicting Gendo's teenagehood. Weirdly enough, I think it was my favorite thing in that whole mess. I have related to that Gendo, yet at the same time I agree that he had incel vibes. You know how women and men adore the same book for vastly different reasons? Yeah… The best thing about 3.0+1.0 definitely was One Last Kiss and the new version of Beautiful World.
ayrt I've had this on my watchlist forever so maybe it's time I finally get around to starting it >>226151
dororo looks like something I'd enjoy
does a place further than the universe have any fanservice/scrote pandering?
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>>226326>does a place further than the universe have any fanservice/scrote pandering?
Just some minor boobage but nothing major or for men really, also Mononoke (picrel) would be really good, it's got an amazing art style and very sweet and sad at parts
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That is one of my favorite anime ever for the message and art.
too much straight-shota pandering in the Claymore anime
at least he grew up in the manga
Edge delivers the best dark truths I find.>the loyalty he displays to Integra not even considering her gender as a factor.
A man who knows his place.
>>226337>can I get a violent girl action without tits flopping out when they fight
I know right? sometimes I just overlook it, doesn't do anything for me anyway.
I remember liking the witchblade anime even though it was titstistits, some part of the plot was sad but my memory is failing me. cross ange was also very good in spite of the sexual violence and the absolutely fucking bizarre plot twists. I thought Daphne in the Brilliant Blue was going to be garbage when I saw the outfits but it became one of my favorite shows.
he treats the police girl like shit though + she's used as a fanservice b8 vehicle. that's what turned me off of it personally
plus there didn't seem to be any solidarity between any of them women
yes it was the tranny, he was using his typical troon lingo like >gayops
etc in the deleted posts
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I watched Pretear some months ago (I think an anon recommended it). I tought it was a cute show and the idea of it was neat, but it felt jarring to me how the first half feels so easy going and happy-go-lucky but then after midway through exactly when the princess of disaster appears and scares Himeno shitless it immediately flips and becomes so dramatic and the stakes become super high so quick and Himeno having evangelion-lite identity crisis kek.
I think maybe it's just because it's such a short series so there wasn't really much space to let the show breathe but the tone just has such a perfect cutoff. I don't think I recall any other show feeling like this to me.
makima should sound older!! I don't know why but I don't like her having a soft voice>>227702
I feel the same way about her and I like the story. I think she's supposed to be annoying though so it never bothered me. her voice is annoying here but it's basically what I was imagining when I read it
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I've seen people say they're afraid that when the anime comes out, the fanbase will become "toxic
" as if it isn't already the most obnoxious, coomer-infested fan base right now.
It's funny people are still calling BNHA the worst anime fan base when they've mostly been quiet aside from the recent manga update
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I think the funniest part about CSM becoming mainstream is that half of its 'fanbase' are people who never read the manga. I remember they were screeching like crazy at 'muh spoilers' when they barricaded reddit and discord.
Lately I've been thinking over how much the CSM will get messed up even more than it was by it's fandom, considering that everyone's they/them mutual is suddenly a Makimafag. I don't want them to ruin my Quanxi, but I bet they will.
man that 3D cg animation instantly makes me not wanna watch any anime that uses a lot of it
I know some people don't mind it but for me it ruins the anime and makes it look cheap, rushed, and low effort
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There's a lot of people who don't like her voice, but imo the character isn't supposed to feel rough or old, just soft and inviting (at least at the start). I think it'll sound better in the actual anime, when the VA will change tone in the appropriate moments>>227705
Pic related will surely change your mind
it's a typical thing in anime but i do hate that they gave makima a light, cutesy little girl voice. women can be soft-sounding without also sounding prepubescent.
I think the animation looks pretty good and I am looking forward to it, I have never really interacted with the fanbase luckily but I thought the manga was pretty good, I only remember one slightly degen scene, and idc what you nonnas say but I like all the female characters.
Aki better not have that fucking crimson chin throughout it though
Oh no, I've been so mean to your trooncel manga oh noooo.>>227917
The most offputting thing is the manga being written by Fire Punch's author, which is heavily praised by the inceloids on /a/. You know a manga is overrated garbage when moids are overpraising it.
wait, who's his self insert?>>227712
i fucking love her!!! and her gfs
She can't answer that because the term only made sense to her when she was still in her manic phase>>228482
Contrary to popular belief Makima isn't the sole woman in the series
This started because anon said she's excited for the anime, which fits this thread. The other nonnie
decided to be a sperg and start infighting about it, though.
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I really don't have patience for shounen anime anymore. Yesterday I tried to watch an older shounen, blue exorcist and it's literally unwatchable for me. I know we like to shit on "cute girls doing cute things" anime because they're usually for incel scrotes, but holy crap none of them have the same obnoxious amount of perverted content that I've seen in some shounen series. Even in series that are generally very tame like demon slayer you get freaks like zenitsu who ruin the mood. And of course, not to mention the annoying pairings shoved in your face.
This is why I tend to watch series with a female (or male) full cast, they tend to do a better job at developing the characters and their relationships and even if something pervy happens it doesn't bother me as much because there are no horny moids in the background.
It is a 7/10 manga overrated by coomers
It will be a 7/10 anime overrated by coomers
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Ok so we can all agree that Makima and Power sound horrible… but Aki sounds hot af A+ casting there.
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Didn't read the novels but I assumed she'd end up with the butler from S2. He didn't feel like picrel or kaichou-kun, whatever his name was again.
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Yeah it's common for shounen to be written by women, maybe that's why a lot of the perverted jokes are so exaggerated and "out in your face", because they're trying to mimic scrote humour. It's not good anyway, and these days I don't pay much attention to the gender of the mangaka, and focus more on the content inside
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Unpopular opinion but I think Power's is perfect. She's supposed to be annoying and grating so it makes sense her voice would be kek. But yes we can all agree on Makima at least and Aki sounds so sexy I'm glad they did my husbando justice. Overall I'm excited!
Picrel is the only valid
Have you been living under a rock these past couple weeks? I mean, I don't blame you, this troon and the other moid spammers are annoying as fuck.
He literally namefagged earlier, I'm surprised you didn't notice. Here's a list of other things that help identify him easily: >>>/meta/39572
He's been posting everywhere non-stop and he's always obvious as fuck
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Even though shounen written by women, like Ao No Exorcist and Noragami, also have pervert " humor " and stupid character designs, I noticed that the writing of the female characters is much better than the average shounen written by men, so I can give those stories a pass and enjoy them. Not to mention the male characters are cute. >>229870
Sounds like bullshit. Why would Fujimoto feel offended that people are attracted to Makima, when that's the type of women he's into in the first place? He gave an interview a while ago talking about his ideal type, and he said he likes though women and that he wants them to be on a higher pedestal than men.
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>>227691>video became private
It's happening! They're erasing all traces of Makima's VA and re-recording all of her lines!
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On episode 4 of this, bf's lil sister recommending it and I am obsessed. I also love Qiao Quito a bunch. Thanks for listening
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Chinese manga turned anime called Link Click. It's about people being able to solve things via going into the pictures. The black hair one goes into the picture and taking picture of the photographer, while the white hair commands him what to do so he doesn't alter the future or past by doing. The main girl is the landlord and takes in people's request.
I like the idea, and how it isn't coomer. The art and animation is pretty cool, and I am starting episode 4, so it's not cool things happening yet. Another to bump pornposter.
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If you like vampires I'd recommend Vanitas for husbandos.
Sorry for sperging, but this pic reminded me that I hate modern digital anime art. I mean actual animation/promo pictures for anime. I hate the way they do shading now with those shitty gradients and horrible airbrush for highlights. It's so cheap looking.
These guys' designs are ok though, it's just the art style and shading that I hate.
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No wonder I liked Ao No Exorcist so much back in the days despite typical fanservice popping out every now and then. I was way too invested in the character development and romance parts lol (it always felt like "will they or will they not").>>230209
I agree so much nonnie
, i could never point out what rubs me the wrong way in these types of artworks now.
ah yes, blue exorcist, the series known for great female characters lmao
you guys are a lost cause
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The manga has gorgeous artwork but the Bones adaption looks like ass, mainly the color choices. If you could slap a gentle sepia filter over it to harmonize the colors, it would probably look great.
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Is Lycoris Recoil any good? It's popular right now but it looks a lot like waifu bait
I watched one ep and it was just the unoriginal "highschool girls being badass" trope. The show also kills a lot of bad guys at the beginning but then the MC doesn't want to kill anyone, only knocks them out. Very lame.
It's probably popular because of the yuri bait.
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is Nadia worth watching or is it just another typical'classic' aka retro coomer shit
>>233032>media for literal children>perverted
Nonna that's the problem.
Also NTA but sometimes media that is technically aimed at kids can be nice as something that you can completely shut of your brain to watch. Near constant pervy shit not only ruins the mood, but it's also generally dreadful to become aware that a country's whole teenage boy content is filled with "being a pervert/sexual harrasser is funny and quirky!"
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Almost 10 years of waiting and it's finally getting here, of course I'm going to watch it!
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MHA fans are another breed, it's so fucking funny, and the artist being 100% serious is the cherry on top
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I'm like 99% sure it'll be the same director, he's the co-founder of Trigger
and since that's the studio making it instead of Gainax it wouldn't be crazy to presume so. I know he's very passionate about the show & has wanted to bring it back for ages, the OG staff who worked on it (now at trigger
) have never stopped creating episode ideas so I think it'll be very inline with the first season
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Don't watch, you may think it's going somewhere but it's a bait. I've never been so disapointed thinking of the potential but you'll only find shit rushed ending.
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Nonnies I am watching Inuyasha again after never really finishing it as a kid and it's just as good and cute as I remember. I actually find it pretty funny as well, I haven't laughed at anime in years.
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Why do fans of Steins;Gate get so defensive when you say you don't like it or find it overappreciated? There have been a few times when I've been asked for my opinion on it and I say I didn't care for it and they immediately go into defensive mode. I know most people get like that when it comes to their favorite show, but the way Steins;Gate fans do it is so…pretentious? I guess? Like it's hard to at least get to a point of "let's just agree to disagree" because they get so weird about it.
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I watched Girls und Panzer out of curiosity half expecting it to have gross coomer shit in it, and it really is just about ww2 tanks, ww2 tanks tactics and good sportsmanship
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It's strange how cheerful and optimistic the GuP world is given it's a hypermilitaristic society. I guess that's what happens when moids aren't allowed in the army
I wonder how many shows I would have NOT watched if dropped everything as early as I do now. I am above 1400 last time I checked which is quite shocking. I don't watch live action though and socializing is too much work for me, saves a lot of time. And Taiga + Anilist make it so easy to follow stuff. >>226072>>226075
I miss Manglobe originals so much. A shame they never sold, I bet they would be way more successful nowadays with streaming numbers counting and everything.
The last years were kinda weak imo, like back then 2008-2010 (for me). Spring 2021 was fucking awesome though but other than that I usually only really like one or two series per season.
nta but i have 491 animes watched and i'm not tracking the ones i dropped like 3 episodes in. if i did, i'd probably have like double the amount of that.
i suddenly stopped enjoying anime almost a year ago and now i find it incredibly cringe. i really like older stuff, like arina tanemura or clamp or the original sailor moon or ojamajo doremi… but i can't stand shounen shit, coomer shit, husbando shit, etc. the last thing i was hyped about was jjk, but i just can't bring myself to care anymore. i like it better this way because seeing weebs in public always makes me cringe (fsr everyone in this city LOVES naruto?!) but i still feel a bit sad because i feel like a huge part of what made me "me" is gone now.
i read a fuckton of books now, though.
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I just finished watching Kaguya Love is War and I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. I just needed something mindless and light-hearted to watch when I came home from work, but I got so invested that I teared up at the end of the second and third season because of how sweet I thought their dynamic was lol.
For most of these shounen-oriented romance stories I find it hard to want the main couple to end up together because I don't care for the male lead (and honestly I don't feel strongly for a lot shoujo male leads either), but Shirogane is really endearing and he puts so much effort into trying to make Kaguya happy that I did really want them to end up together. And he also doesn't seem like a generic, spineless self-insert character. I don't think it's objectively an amazing show so I get it if other nonas don't care for it. Just wanted to sperg a little since I just finished it and was pleasantly surprised by how invested I was. I think their dynamic is lovely- how Shirogane worked so hard and became an impressive person because of Kaguya and Kaguya opened up and started enjoying her life more because of Shirogane. It made me so emotional.
Yeah no if I counted every dropped show and ones I never finished but want to I'd be in the 1000s as well.
I can stand less and less anime nowadays. In the 2010s I used to watch like 15-20 per season. Nowadays I'm lucky if I get to watch 5 per season. Idk if it's just me but they feel less interesting and I don't have time to waste on things I don't like too much.
I still have a mountain of old shows I need to watch tho.
>>236496>literally any idol shit or cgdct anime>Nami yo, kiite kure, Minare suddenly finds herself working part time during the late night segment of a radio show.>Kageki Shoujo, about the 100th class of the Takarazuka venue's school. Got discussed quite a bit upthread (or was it the thread before this one?)>Maiko-sanchi no makanai-san, Kiyo isn't fit for the Maiko lifestyle but ends up being their housekeeper.>Binbougami ga, Ichika has too much luck in her life, so goddess of calamity Momiji comes to take it from her. Coomer warning.>Hanyou no Yashahime, the unloved Inuyasha sequel, but I liked it lol.>Dame x Prince Anime Caravan, Ani has to help signing a peace treaty between several neighboring countries. Is surrounded by males, nothing romantic ever happens though.>Jigoku Shoujo, Enma Ai, hell girl, carries out death wishes for people who call her.>Ani ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai, short anime about the shenanigans of two siblings, a younger sister and an older brother, and their friends. There's some crushing, but nothing happens so far.>Jouran, Sawa is set on seeking revenge on the people who killed her entire family.>Doreiku, play a game against a fellow SCM carrier and make them listen to your every wish for the next 24 hours. Eia wants to test her people reading skills and slowly gets entangled in the story of all the other carriers. Coomer warning, and not the comedy kind.>Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy, Hijiri changes schools and ends up befriending an entire chuunibyou troupe. Based on the vocaloid song. Some implied crushes in the last episode, but nothing happens.>Shadow House, dolls working as servants and faces for shadow people, slowly uncovering the mysteries of the house they're living in.>Coppelion, three girls have to set out and explore destroyed cities. Watched it just after it aired, so it's been about a decade, but I don't remember any romance.>Rozen Maiden, depending on whether you see Shinku or Jun as protagonist. Seven dolls have to fight each other to become the ultimate doll.
No/almost no romance, minimal fanservice: Nichijou, Girlish Number, Gatchaman Crowds, Shirobako, Hanayamata, Carole&Tuesday, Sakura Quest, Lain, any idol series
Some romance, some fanservice: Michiko to Hatchin, Top Wo Nerae Gunbuster/Diebuster (it's definitely coomerish but I enjoyed the story and characters a lot)
MC is technically a woman but the plot follows a bunch of side characters: Paranoia Agent
asobi asobase if you like comedies
girls und panzer
girls last tour
samurai champloo (kinda? three protags but only one is a woman)
gabriel dropout, k-on, most moe/slice of life animes with an all female main cast
I saw AMB S2 announcement yesterday hype
I know this is probably going to get some hate but anyone else watch Bastard if nothing else for the nostalgia of older manga/anime? It makes me feel the same way I do whenever I rewatch Escaflowne.
These are not exactly what you were asking for but we seem to have similar taste and another nonna already mentioned Trinity Blood and I can't really think of any other gothic anime. So I will add Witch Hunter Robin, xxxHolic, Darker than Black, Ghost in the Shell and Deadman Wonderland maybe. Honorable mention goes to Noblesse but the manwha was so much better and it's a lot newer than the others. Definitely all have good dark elements if you enjoy that.>>234810
Because those types think they are deep intellectual beings for being S;G fans kek. May have been a first anime for quite a few too. I watched it and never got the hype. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't mind blowing for me like it seemed to be for others.>>236216
Even if I find an anime or two a season that interests me I struggle to keep current and maybe binge it when it's done instead vs younger me who would be waiting for new eps to drop weekly and watched like half the season's offerings.
I would be so curious what all is on other nonna's old backlog to watch.
Mine is all over the map
Magic Knight Rayearth
Panty and Stocky (Before the new season)
Original Sailor Moon series that come after the main one
Vampire Princess Miyu
off the top of my head
dude samurai champloo is a bad one because Fuu straight out SUCKS. She literally does nothing and helps in no way at all. Also she doesn't have a personality.
Cowboy Bebop is a billion times better and Faye is a badass
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She throws a mean dice though
In addition to all of the above:
Kino no Tabi, Shigofumi, Seirei no Moribito, Haibane Renmei, Azumanga Daioh, Hibike Euphonium, Yuru Camp, Psycho Pass and Boogiepop Phantom
personally I liked fuu, she was able to bring these two unruly samurai who hated each other together on this long adventure to find someone who she wasn't even sure existed and never gave up no matter how bad things got or how annoying her traveling companions were - and she's saved the guys a few times and was always trying to get money so they could afford food
sure she's far from being a great female protag but is decent overall imo
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Just remembered that this anime exists. I was watching it on youtube back in the days of 3 part anime videos kek. Literally as I was got to the last two episodes, youtube started cracking down on anime on the platform and I never finished it.
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Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning
Really?! I loved it so much, I wanted to know what the fuck was up with the blade children! I think a few years ago I skimmed the last episode but the anime ends on a cliffhanger or something so you don't find out shit kek. I want to watch it anyway though, then read the manga to find out what the fuck is going on. I read the whole plot on wiki but it's confusing because I just don't have any context of what's going on anymore. Supposedly there's "blatant displays of sex" in the manga? lmao what. Also went to look up the people who did the ending because I like the song and found out an interesting note that the band disbanded because one of the members was convicted of rape… huh.>>237094
Wow was it really not mainstream? I kind of believe it but I felt like at the time it was popular. I can't believe it's 20 years old now.
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I never watched Black Cat but my sister did and she loooved it. I actually watched Spiral because of her too kek.
I didn't have hots for Narumi but Eyes??? Was in love with that edgy motherfucker.
The plot of the manga got weird towards the end, but at least it somewhat cleared up the ever-looming "What are the Blade Children?" question the anime hand-waved at the end. And I was looking up the ending song the other day too, and was totally surprised about Hysteric Blue's disbanding
It's so nice to see Spiral love itt I went into a nostalgia trip recently. Kanone was one of my first husbndos
same, there were several seasons in recent years where I didn't watch a single new show. But there are countless older anime I still want to watch so I'm almost relieved when a new season is completely irrelevant to me.
Gotta admit that I was never up to date in my whole weeb life and only started acknowledging current trends (more or less) after following some costhot threads on here kek usually I'm 1-3 years late to the party
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anyone like slow anime like Hidamari Sketch?
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Yes. I have been watching anime non-stop from 2008 until 2017, that's when i got done with anime industry altogether. The fact that everyone is just chasing trends and copying the same thing on another is just sad, but hey, normies and coomers eat that shit up (cough cough KOBAYASHI).
I honestly don't mind Spy X Family, but that's all because I've been reading the manga beforehand for a few years. I am so bored of the current souless anime trends that I will probably only watch the upcoming Eternal Boys anime, and only for lulz, after all they are pushing the idol trend too (and the only idol anime which i enjoyed was Im@s), it's about middle-aged men who will become idols.
Honestly, to me the tipping point was when SAO became popular. I know SAO hate is kind of beating a dead horse (ngl Alicization looks cool besides the rape trope it used–again), but let's be real here this was the show broke the waterways to so many isekais plaguing the streams.
The waifubait shit with Zero Two is true too. Moiderino weebs will latch onto to any female character they can waifufy on before the new girl shows up and then they repeat the process. It was Tohru then Ralphtalia, Marin then Yor, and with Chainsaw Man coming up either Mamima or Power next.
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God i fucking hate this pickme anime. I am so happy the hype of it is over. People who praise it should neck themselves and watch an actual romance anime.
>>237810>Damn I'm really aching to go back to the anime era where the "Big 3" were still a thing, ugh.
I'm weirdly nostalgic for the big 3 lately even though I was never that into them back in the day. I'm rewatching One Piece (not that I finished it before) but it's the kai version that cuts out all the filler. I also downloaded Naruto without filler to watch if I ever finish OP.
I just don't care for recent popular battle manga much less popular series in general, couldn't get into JJK or Chainsaw Man and BNHA only held my attention for a little while. But I still felt the urge to watch a long, fun, turn your brain off series I can get invested in.
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Personally I haven't been watching anime much the past few years, mostly just reading manga. I even went back to the shows that catapulted me into weebdom like soul eater and I couldn't really watch it as an adult because there was too much fanservice kek. Even so, I really loved the distinct style soul eater has compared to other shows aimed at kids/teens today.
I think the anime industry feels less diverse in terms of content and themes nowadays, and there's less hidden gems per season. There's also a big drop in quality when it comes to production, compositing and so on. I remember this article detailing it well.https://blog.sakugabooru.com/2022/08/05/the-layout-crisis-the-collapse-of-animes-traditional-immersion-and-the-attemps-to-build-it-anew/
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>>237810>getting real tired of modern anime>To Your Eternity, Kakegurui Twin and maybe Spy X Family are worth watching
Wut? TYE and Spyfam are probably some of the best representatives of the low effort generic anime that gets made nowadays. TYE is very painfully poorly written cringy shonen anime and SpyFam is literally souless MacDonald's tier anime where even its own author admits it. I haven't watched Kakegurui Twin but I assume it's the same as the 1st season; entertaining and definitely higher effort but still fanservicy and tropy.
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Isn't kakegurui full of weird coomer shit? I watched the first episode and dropped it because everyone was orgasming while playing rock paper scissors.
I don't think I was invested in a single anime this year, Sonny Boy and Odd Taxi were the only ones I liked last year. What I'd really like to see more of is shojo or josei that isn't just romance or some kind of a idol/sports anime.
Spy fam anime turned Anya into a baby instead of a slightly goofy psychic child, I thought it was weird. And now she’s babybrained in the manga too.
Feels like just military/breeder propaganda now
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It's cute girls going to art school with ume-sensei's (madoka's) cute art, with old Shaft style cutaways and humor. It's not an anime you can speed run either. I hope you like it.
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Kakegurui is coomer yeah, but I personally like it due to its unhinged overdramaticness lmao. That, and the facial expressions.
Shounen were just as dumb as isekai shows when I was growing up, except I was also young and dumb so it fit my taste back then. Nowadays I just don't have the patience or the pure ability to be amazed by explosive animation, so even something like Demon Slayer is just meh.
I've been watching the Made in Abyss adaptation even though I've already read this arc in manga form (yeah, pedo scrote mangaka, but at least it does deliver on the body horror and brutality of the setting), and will probably check out the Witch Hat Atelier adaptation, absolutely nothing interested me just based on description or trailer in the last 4-5 seasons.
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Won't have a chance to watch this probably until next week but I'm looking forward anons' opinions on Edgerunner!
Have you tried Golden Kamuy? If not, I think you'd like it if you liked MiA. The fights can get pretty crude and there's a lot of Ainu infodump which is my favorite part.
The DIY anime has a nice artstyle and it could be interesting if they focus on actually doing the DIYs.
Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai has rakugo stuff wich is pretty unique for anime so might be cool, although visually it doesn't look too nice.
I also never saw the original Urusei Yatsura and I was a huge Inuyasha fan back in the day so here's hoping it's nice. >>238747
Kokyuu no Karasu looks very promising, and it's an adaptation from an actual novel.
Mushikaburi-hime looks very cute and with good budget. I'm not even a huge shojo romance fan, but some anime in this category have been some of the most enjoyable and memorable things I've seen, so my hopes are high.
And Cool Doji Danshi, I read a bit of this back when it was just drawings on twitter and I thought it was very cute and funny. Author is nice as well. The premise was thay they're guys who look cool but accidentally do dumb things in public. My forgetful ADD brain relates a lot.
>>238800>Kokyuu no Karasu
Hey, I've read about this one! I found it while doing some research on anime and manga that appeals to women (outside of shoujo and josei). The director is a woman, which is, to say the least, pretty rare in anime. She has also worked on Gintama, her name is Chizuru Miyawaki.
Cool Doji Danshi sounds like the Cute Boys Doing Cute Things I would enjoy.
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I binged it. Great animation, great story, great rhythm, good contender for best anime of the year, certainly one of the best cyberpunk animes, and the goriest Trigger made yet. There's a lot of low-cost parts that aren't much more than still images, but the action scenes are worth it. I haven't played the game so I occasionally alt tabbed to check what some slang term or brand name was, but basically you can watch it blind
animated it??? its on my watch list now. im a big trigger
and shaft fangirl
As soon as I upgrade my PC I'll get it…>>239163
It's also one of the most serious Trigger
anime as you can't go full whacky with the setting, but they still managed to put in some really ridiculous car chase scenes (just like in Panty & Stocking, since it's the same director). You'll also notice that two characters really look like Lio and Galo from Promare, and there's another one who is very similar to Gamagori from KLK
MC is also designed like a boring fag compared to Lucy and Rebecca, Trigger
can definitely do better
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I don't dislike Madoka, but I feel like I enjoy it more as an art study than a series. I'd like to watch more media with a similar style, or just that it looks unique and pretty with weird symbolic stuff. I read Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and it was quite fun, it's from the same animation studio so it's already on my watchlist. Does anyone have any recomendations?
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>>240804>Does anyone have any recomendations?
What are you exactly looking for? Look out for anything by genkidan inu curry
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Anything weird and artsy would do, I want to see more experimental looking animation and such. The gif you posted looks pretty good, I can't stop looking at it…
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Not an anime, but I think Bibliomania is something you’d enjoy a lot Nona
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Sorry for the tumblr post, but saw this about Mob’s English voice actor being booted from his role for just asking crunchy roll if they wanted to have a conversation about negotiating a union contract. It was not about being paid more, but just having union protection. (Reigen’s VA though, has been on the show since season 1 even though he has abusive allegations toward him)
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I think the first place to look into are other anime directed by Shinbo, which includes Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei and a bunch of other Shaft suff, some of them are pretty scrotey tho, just so you know. Shinbo has a pretty unique style and I think the closest director to him would be Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, Tatami Galaxy), tho they are still pretty different. I've heard that the Kaguya-sama wants to be confessed to borrowed some elements of Shinbo style, but I'm not sure cause I am not watching Kaguya-sama wants to be confessed to. Speaking of artsy stuff that isn't necessatily alike, Tenshi no Tamago (picrel) is oniric, barely has any dialogue, relies heavily on the visual to tell the story and one of the authors is Yoshitaka Amano. To a certain degree, Robot Carnival. I'll shill the Bride of Deimos ova even tho it's not that out there, because it is pretty and well directed. There is a anime movie called Belladonna of Sadness that has been in my watch list for a while now, but it for sure is artsy.
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I love shoujo anime sisters. It's been so long since there's been a good shoujo romance anime. I hope next season's Mushikaburi-hime is good.
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I actually liked Cyberpunk Edgerunners, sure it had a bunch of nudity and whatnot but it isn't treated as some
>uhwaaaaaahhh I've never seen a naked woman in my entire life!!! nosebleeds every 5 seconds and gropes women
Nobody seems to care about it, the main character is a bit awkward at first with it but he doesn't make a big deal afterwards.
The story is quite awesome, I loved all of the characters, for such a short series (only 10 episodes) you really get to sympathize with all of them.
I particularly liked Rebecca, she looks a bit like your basic manic pixie girlfriend with the whole running around in basically underwear thing, but she's nice and to me she was the only character that had some common sense.
You can tell it was written by europeans because it doesn't have any anime trope fanservice for weebs. Even Rebecca as you say, she looks like a trope but ends up being more than that. I appreciated a lot that Lucy and David were in a relatively normal relationship, just from the trailers it seemed like yet another "boy has a crush on a cold and distanced girl that doesn't care", it would be pretty annoying; but since we got to avoid that the story could focus on more cyberpunk themes. Some people I've discussed the show with complained about episode 6 not fitting the rest because it had a bit of a different pace and focus on a different character but it was essential with setting up the main subject that eventually caught up with David as well; and even though there's not that much said about Maine before, I was really touched by what happened.
tl;dr I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, and it ended up being one of the best animes I saw latest years
Is it really worth watching?
I always feel a bit iffy when animes gets overhyped and I tried to watch a minute of it but got bored. Maybe it's because its not the kind of anime I watch, i'm not really into sci-fi mecha animes.
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>Panty and Stocking getting a second season
>Trigun getting a prequel
>Urasei Yatsura getting a reboot
C-can I also have a continuation for Katekyo Hitman Reborn? I need to see the last 2 sagas animated.
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I finished Utena a few months ago and since then I’ve been trying to find something to fill in the void. I still listen to the duel themes. Ikuhara’s other stuff is good too but I didn’t find myself completely enraptured with the narrative like I did with Utena. It was really fun trying to piece things together by myself using the smallest details before everything fell into place. Is there an old-timey shoujo out there that might be able to fill in that hole? Doesn’t even have to be shoujo tbh I’m open to anything
Are you serious? Isn't the manga ending with tsunayoshi being the same loser as he was at the beginning
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Is Bastard worth watching/reading? The MC is husbando material but it seems exploitive and scrote-y.
I didn't talk about dropped shows, I finished 1400 anime. I mean I am following seasonal anime since 2003 (if there were fansubs) and short OVA and movies are part of the list so 1000+ isn't as extreme as it sounds, I only watch maybe two live action movies per decade.
If I would be in 2003 with my current mindset I would only finish half of them though. I barely dropped shows during my first 5-6 years and even later there were too many series I gave a chance until I finally realised that bad shows never ever get good no matter what.
Even if a bad show has a good twist it never works because the rest of the show is bad. Good ideas aren't enough, they need good writing to work.
> In the 2010s I used to watch like 15-20 per season. Nowadays I'm lucky if I get to watch 5 per season.
Same here. It's easier to skip 90%+ of the anime nowadays since most of them are coomer/waifu shit, male or female harem shit, battle shounen or soulless multimedia projects. Even most anime that pretend to be something else belong to one of these categories.
I watched basically all old stuff I wanted to watch too though but there are endless games, manga, VNs and such that I could spend my time with so I rather do that. I might even drop a show after the second-last episode. Sometimes something feels okay and it's only near the end that it starts to drag or reveal that the solution will be generic, so I drop it. Every dropped episode of a lame series are 20 minutes I could use to play a game or book I actually enjoy.
I am glad so many people including male longtime 4channers say that because it proves I am not imagining things or getting old. Even the bad series from the old days felt less like mass-produced shit as the majority nowadays. Most series feel like they were written by algorithms that try to generate something otaku will waste their money on.
Some people complain about Netflix but honestly Netflix is a little ray of hope in the dark because they try to choose shows they deem more mainstream. So you get a way more mixed bunch. Just look at Edgerunners, AIKO, Great Pretender and Crybaby and compare it to the stuff Crunchyroll and JP TV air.
I especially hate when I see something vaguely interesting (like an anime in the meiji era or a crime show) only to realise that the plot and setting are just the frame to give the series a gimmick and the essence is just waifu pandering shit again. Like you have a woman with gun series but turns out the woman looks too young and is such a mary sue and hyped (with accidental fanservice and yuri baiting) she is clearly written to make coomers buy her figures and tickets for the VA events.>>236496
- Madlax (you might like it if you like Noir)
- Michiko to Hatchin
- Dennou Coil
- Ergo Proxy
- Kino no Tabi (the first anime)
- TECHNICALLY .hack//SIGN but be aware that the MC is a girl that plays a male character
- Ga Rei Zero
- Houseki no Kuni
There are lots of others but I don't want to list too much.
>>241974>nothing other shouldn't be able to do, and yet it's never done
It was made by europeans, for the western audience first and foremost; Trigger
was just commissioned to take care of the visual part of it because 1) the main creator is a major weeb 2) cyberpunk is a genre that's been done best in anime. Ofc japanese creators targeting their own audience won't write stories like this
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any weebs still frustrated that black rock shooter never got a good adaptation? the OVA was meh and the anime had a lot of flaws. i know it was just a song with corny designs but i was obsessed with it when I was a baby weeb on dA kek
Same. I must admit that I did enjoy all of the anime and manga it had though. But yeah they were never popular and things were missing.
I am a huge fan of Huke and those designs in particular so I wish they could get something big for once. Most anime designs are too colorful and cheery for my taste, I prefer moody characters and dark colors and BRS has great potential for an interesting world building.
The spring anime season was so bad that BRS was one of the two series I enjoyed the most anyway, though.
I genuinely think Ikuhara works better in a team. obv he prefers to work on his own and do his own thing, but I feel its too his detriment oftentimes.
I liked Penguindrum a lot, but the rest of his work on his own is just subpar for me.
i mean the thing is, it was like that in the 2000s too with those horrible harems shows. but i feel like at least then there was some room for something interesting to watch. now its just every single garbage light novel and gacha game, isekai adaption x100.
and if its not that, its these garbage Shinkai-ripoff boy meets girl romance movies that have overtaken the industry. it's really insane.
I'm inclined to disagree because I love his excessive surreal presentation (apparently he was mostly in charge of the Adolescence film) but the fact that my utmost favorite is still Utena and his other stuff besides Penguindrum doesn't have that same magic has me agreeing with you. You could argue to that Yurikuma and Sarazanmai were a result of having too little episodes though.
Maybe he just lost his touch or ran out of stories to tell.
There are like two series or so per season that avoid anime tropes that by now are all boring me to tears and aren't isekai/idol/whateverothercoomershit either.
But yeah. I usually go through the chart and narrow my choices down to six of which I will then ignore three after I have seen the first screenshots that reveal that they are either soulless or stealthy waifu shit.
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I haven't looked through seasonal in the last year. all anyone talks about is chainsaw man and edgerunner but is there anything else? I did a quick scan and just got bummed this is only one episode
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wait oh my god they made an anime based on that book? lmao it's probably going to be bad but I'll definitely watch it
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someone who normally draws educational animal illustrations (Satoshi Kawasaki if you want to look him up) did a book called "the shell of a turtle is a human's rib" that was meant to illustrate animal anatomy by applying it to humans – for educational purposes – and it went viral because it looks super fucked up
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samefag to add there's no story in the original book it's just a book of illustrations. no idea what they're trying to do with the anime, the plot sounds insane. it looks pretty ugly but I love stupid shit so I'll wait and see
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Imo the best anime of the year so far is Honzuki, but that is a sequel. My second favorite was Dance Dance Danseur.
Summertime Rendering is entertaining. Nothing amazing but fun, gave me something to watch on a weak season.
Other things that were nice but I didn't have enough time for them:
For next season >>238800
, and I will also be watching Mob Psycho and Poputepipikku, gonna try the new Gundam as well but with no hopes.
Also the movies won't be available for us right away, but Kimi wo Aishita Hitori no Boku e / Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e are related and apparently the story changes depending on which you watch first, so that might be cool.
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I've watched weird anime before, I know you have to suspend your disbelief but everything about uma musume is so fucking bizarre because it's based on so many questionable irl things. First of all, they're an all female race (because coomers) based on REAL racing horses with the same birthdays (many of them being stallions, so they're genderbending real horses), some of them owned by actual yakuzas?? Second of all, the problem with ethics, the premise of horse girls who are born just to race for entertaining humans is so fucking weird to me. They're also idols on top of that because why not. Third, I don't like how the series is promoting horse racing (and betting at the same time), I think anyone who is familiar with this sport knows it's basically animal abuse and how easy it is for the horses to injure themselves and you know what happens with an injured horse right? The wordbuilding of the series is also bottom of the barrel.
Anyway I think it would be fine as a generic moe coomer series, but it's genuinely nonsensical
Ah right based yakuza banning porn, who cares if they're promoting gambling and something as vile as horse racing and betting on it.>>242865
Some of the horses are already dead, old names from the 90s and racing horses have a very short lifespan anyway….
I like her design, I wish she was a character in some anime that is oriented towards female audiences like about women's friendship or something.
I absolutely refuse to watch moid trash she is in, what a waste of a pretty character design.
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Saw the first 4 episodes of Edgerunner, no wonder it's so popular. It's a generic anime for normies, so I don't know what I expected from it. The Netflix subtitles are trash. The only thing I am enjoying is the animation by TRIGGER, artstyle, and colors. Sex scenes are a nothingburger, just added here for 'ZOMG QUIRKY' points. Characters swear left and right for the same reason, feels like the story is written by a teenager who watched a few of the seasonal anime and combined it with 'cyberpunk setting' as an excuse. Honestly, every time I saw people on Discord mention cyberpunk they would instantly talk about 'sex scenes, as if it's a shocking factor, when it isn't.
In their defense people seem to be starved of anime that just tell a story with a beginning and an end, some action and no idols and isekai or endless shounen tropes. It's the same reason for why they liked spy x family even though it was nothing special and seemed like a generic spy comedy anime with slow ass plot from the 90s or early 00s but with better look and animation.
2022 in general is weak as hell so far. I enjoyed a bunch of series in 2021 a lot so I thought it stay that way but nah. At least the upcoming season looks a bit better again. Not a huge fan of Tiger and Bunny II either, sadly. I waited long for this and it's not bad, but the first half of the first series was just so much stronger than the dragging twin plot right now imo.
art but why does she have a fivehead here kek
Everyone who hyped it around me are the same people who watch only other popular seasonal crap or say that its their first (or one of the first) anime. Don't get me wrong, i love TRIGGER
studio, but this one is just lame. It looks like it was just made for consumers who watch everything that is popular. (Or coomers) Probably should have known because its made by netflix, and the sole fact over how bad the english subtitles are says something. They are literally the worst subtitles ive seen, some sentences don't even match up, making you think they were taken from a different anime. You don't even have to be studying Japanese in order to see that they are replacing some sentences with a different meaning. And if anyone will come wk, I did not pick the "dub" subtitles, not that I think there would be much difference between them.
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i just started watching this show, it's really cute i like it a lot. i like the episodic format & focus on one girl and their story. also like how their first loves aren't really involved at all and are just kind of placeholders for the girl's character development
episodic anime is so underrated imo
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my other favorite episodic series is Master Keaton. no one ever talks about this one even though its by Urasawa. but the topics/mysteries in every episode are so interesting you can tell he researched a lot about european history for it. i love how there's lots so much focus on archaeology
>>243028>the first few minutes of the first episode is porn
They aren't, it's a guy with cyberpsychosis killing cops>keep throwing the same porn scene again
Yeah it's 5 seconds to show the guy is slimy, shown maybe twice? over the whole series>sex toys
Yeah it's 2 seconds to show the guy is slimy
It's alright if you want to clutch pearls but don't straight up make up things
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There is zero otaku pandering or fetish shit in the anime. Honzuki is genuinely one of the best shows that has aired in years.
The first part is more about the little girl wanting to make books/become a librarian, and the latter seasons focus more on the social inequalities that exist and hardships that she has to face while living in their world as someone of lower social status, all to reach her goal of becoming a librarian. >>242989
The subs jesus christ. Why were they so fucking bad? Specially the ones during the phone conversations.
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, why are you trying to argue with me over my own opinion of an anime? It's stupid and i did not make shit up, maybe you've got a short memory and I apologize if you do. It's okay to have different opinions over things, you know? Don't be like a moid, you should probably get some fresh air.
Had to google for 'muh proof' and looking now they have two different porn scenes in the first episode, cool i guess if you are into that.
Hol up, you're telling me the dub is the original script?
Oh wow, so then it's not that the subs are bad, it's that the dialogue is trash? Because the japanese dialogue was perfectly normal. Fucking normies, how do they stomach this garbage?
I actually thought the phone dialogue was written by Trigger
, and that they were trying to recreate americanized speech or something and failing miserably.
Yeah, got creepy vibes from that nonny
But I said I was alright with you hating the 5 seconds porn scene. However saying that the first few minutes of the first episode is porn is a straight up lie, which you cannot deny>>243164
I don't like lies
, its literally a cliche anime that checks out all of the boxes, but triggers
artstyle and cyberpunk setting sells it. Finished it but it turned out to be a snoozefest.
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anyone watching the new tatami galaxy show? is it any good?
im still confused how it relates to the main story
>>243043>>243045>episodic anime is so underrated imo
Yeah. It's only bad if the writer is bad. Like with everything. I loved Mushishi, Space Dandy, Bebob and Outlaw Star (not entire episodic, but mostly) and stuff like Casshern Sins but almost nobody appreciates these series now because they nope out if they hear it's episodical.
You can do things with this format other series can't have. Like for Keaton you would have to focus on one single artefact and make the whole story about it or turn it into longer arcs. Most of that isn't necessary, with episodical formats you can tell a whole concluded story with one episode and thematize a different culture and artefact next week, it's nice and comfy.
Personally I like both Edgerunners and Mononoke. I am glad the latter is getting a new release IIRC.
But yeah I still would say that Edgerunners is overhyped. To me it was enjoyable but eventually not different from many action-heavy anime from the 90s and early 00s. I wish there were more action series that aren't battle shounen. >>244011
I hate Genshit but you would be surprised (and I was surprised too) how many 30+yo men are playing this. I have a bunch of friends that usually never touch moe shit that started playing this all of a sudden. I never understood the hype. Even tried it, but the designs look all the same to me, the graphic is worse than even that of indie games nowadays and the story might maybe be a bit better than usual gacha shit but that isn't a high bar, it's still bad.
I genuinely believe the reason for why it's so popular is just that most people cannot focus on real games anymore.
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Anyone watch the new Pop Team Epic yet? I think it started out pretty strong, but so did the first season and then they began to lose steam around the middle.
Also does anyone care if I post who this week's VAs were? Because I didn't expect Aya Hirano and Minori Chihara to be in this. It made the little baby weeb in me happy.
I loved Cyberpunk 2077 and thought that Edgerunners was inferior to it under any possible criteria, so it was so weird for me to see the anime being so overhyped while doing what the game did 100 times better before while being shat on so hard. Even the OST is just radio songs from the game. I guess it's because it was made by Trigger
Regardless of that, I thought the anime was okay, especially liked the visual aspect. It was stylish, sometimes reminded me of FLCL. But story, characters and emotional aspect, sadly I didn't find very compelling (especially compared to the game).
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apparently the new gundam anime is a utena clone.
also, i just found out okouchi is writing this (i.e. code geass writer) so i expect it to get pretty batshit
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Has anybody else watched this? I thought it would be trashy but the first episode was surprisingly decent imo. Seems like it won't have any romance which might be good or bad depending on how you like it.
Utena clone, in a good way? Or do you mean like a LITERAL ctl c + ctl v as the pic suggest?>>244272
I just finished the first episode and it was great! I think I would've preferred a slow blooming romance as well but the mysteries and setting are interesting enough so far so I think it'll be fine.
I liked it a lot
slave soldiers on the frontlines in an emotionally devastating war is a lot better than the usual military propaganda, not to sound like an sjw lol
There's nothing "SJW" about that nonnie
. And yeah a premise like that is way better, than, for example the otaku circlejerk that is GATE.
I agree so much nonny
, i was excited for her full design just to see over how stupid it looks because of the bottom part. I get what theh tried to do here but it just looks tacky.
I was surprised how good it was. And not even talking about the visual directing that one of the best I have seen in years. But the story itself even. It started clunky and I thought it would be too naive and soft for my taste, but then the the Lena's naivety was addressed by the anime itself, the 86 called her out and then everything went to shit (for them, not regarding the writing).
Readers said the second part would be way weaker but I just loved it from the start till the end and the end was strong IMO. It's a female author IIRC, which I didn't know. I always expected Lena to become the annoying waifu service at first but in the end she was really just a character who tried her best and she grew a lot, mentally. >>244543
Oh yeah. I hate when I say I wish for more anime that deal with * and people reply, "hey! THIS anime does this! It's also complex and great exciting shit with awesome characters" and then you click it and it's always some damned isekai or reverse isekai with harem antics and otaku/gamer jokes.
86 is a sleeper hit
like you said it starts out a little clunky but it keeps delivering with the character/plot progression not being shitty and not veering into the usual pitfalls
seriously I don’t get it either. Trigger
make good visuals aside from the typical coomery but the story was kind of boring wich is a shame because cyberpunk offers so many ideas. I liked that they implemented cyberpsychosis and killed off the mc though
But still doesn’t make it less mediocre. I guess such a show stands out because we get flooded with so much absolutely worthless crap nowadays, the standards are just low.>>244219
I watched everything of Edgerunners and was like duh.. that’s it? While it technically had the basics checked the characters felt super flat to me and I feel a lot of screentime was wasted on long repetitive action shots. It felt like a showcase or pilot project to see how successful it is with the target audience because there was so much pandering. Wish they would have elaborated on the side characters more instead so they felt less like props for the mc.>>244410
yeah don’t worry anon not liking any propaganda is just normal and common sense.
I guess you're right, it's just a homage. I just hope this new series has good writing and good original ideas.>>244410
Depicting the horrors of war or being anti-war is not a "SJW" thing…
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I've started watching Witch from Mercury and question to fellow anime enjoyers, is there any other Gundam series worth watching?
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My boyfriend is a gundam autist and he recommends Blood Orphan (I've only started watching Witch from Mercury as well)
There's also that 4chan guide you can probably take with a grain of salt
I personally love G Gundam. It's both self-aware about its absurdity and played completely straight. There is nothing quite like it and I love its honesty.
Also the love story is very statisfying. Very good example of male tsundere.
Gundam 00, nonnie
IBO is good too, and if you like bishounens, Gundam Wing. If you like depressing shit, Gundam Victory is your choice. Personally my choices would be Turn A Gundam and Gundam 00.
Might I add that all of those I said plus Witch from Mercury are "spin offs", i.e they don't follow the Universal Century timeline (which is related to the 1979, original series). I recommend you watch those and only watch the UC timeline series/movies if you get interested in Gundam.
whenever I think of this show I hear Lt Ramius screaming "FAHHHR" (fire) in the english dub. they should have just let the english voice actor say it normally instead of matching the mouth shape… every episode she would be speaking firmly and authoritatively in unaccented american english until she said the word fire
and then she was suddenly from the southern end of the Appalachian mountain range or something – took me right out of it lol
Thank you nonnies!
Both Gundam 00 and Turn A Gundam have "excellent mobile suits designs" according to the list other anon posted, which is definitely a good selling point for me, so knowing you recommend them for the stories, then I'm definitely in.
I like anything that's self aware so G Gundam sounds great but seems like i'll be best off watching it after few others so I can fully appreciate about said self awareness, definitely putting on my list.
I've seen the youtube channel has a few older series but it seems random which ones, I'll look into it more, thanks for the site recommendation!
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Any anime reccs with a fall/halloween vibe? Can be comfy, or with a creepy vibe, just anything that you think would suit this season
Also idk if it counts but I was terrified by Mayoiga before they revealed what the monster was, because they would never show it. But after the reveal I dropped it kek.
it's been a long time since I watched it but I remember it being an eerie and sweet odd zombie romance. I liked the hydrangea visuals a lot
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Episode 1 is out and I love it!
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You gotta watch Turn A Gundam, it's the best Tomino Gundam imo. And I loved 79 and Zeta.
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The DIY show was very nice, seems like an ambitious project. It's worth watching for the animation alone; pretty and colorful with a cute flat artstyle. Some characters could be better, but I will forgive it since it seems they will actually focus on the DIYs. Apparently it's partially funded by an actual tool manufacturer.
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Anyone watched Akiba Maid War? I'm surprised that it wasn't chocked full of fan service, I'm really hoping it doesn't take a turn into that. Despite the animation being a little simple I'm excited for the rest
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Nonnies I really recommend Bocchi the Rock. It almost went completely under my radar but so far it's probably my favorite of the season. The MC is extremely relatable and the dialogue was very funny.>>245869
I watched a clip but the animation looked really bad. I have a personal hatred for football, I don't know if I could tolerate it.
some people do miss it until it's pointed out but yeah it's pretty out in the open. much talk of the creator being a deranged pedo. deleted my comment that said people enjoy it like a horror franchise because that seems too charitable; there are those who consume it knowingly to be shocked and horrified but the child sufferporn is too in your face to enjoy as a regular adventure series in my opinion and no amount of creative worldbuilding can override that aspect.
Have fun, nonnie
! Perfect Blue is a masterpiece and one of my favorite movies of all time.
I’m gonna be honest, after all the mangaka who were literally jailed for being a pedo. The people who are openly lolifags are probably the least problematic
I still get so sad toriko and Rurouni kenshin is ruined to me because the author was a disgusting scrote
>>246028>after all the mangaka who were literally jailed for being a pedo. The people who are openly lolifags are probably the least problematic.
The devil is in your mind and he’s got you white-knighting lolifags lol
I know what you mean though, the ones who hide it are scarier
he paid lots of money to a 16 year old to have sex with her and got arrested iirchttps://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2002-08-07/mitsutoshi-shimabukuro-arrested
here is an article about what happened although it doesn't mention much about his arrest/sentencing
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First Chainsaw Man ep got released
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Those were extremely quick responses, were you waiting for me to post?
>>246412>denji's va honestly sucksNonny
, thank you, I was seeing people praise the voice acting, and it was making me feel crazy because I hated it so much. And it wasn't just Denji's VA for me personally, child Denji was even worse, the yakuza wasn't that good, and even the zombie devil felt flat to me. You have a child
literally scared of dying, why the fuck is the voice acting so flat there? People talk about Makima's voice and I've even seen theories that the va was forced into the cast by sony music to advertise her idol career
but she was the only one that I thought had decent voice acting.
It felt really underwhelming, but what annoyed me more was that I felt it could
have been good if they had just worked a bit more on that song to give it some actual energy.
Another thing is that I feel there were moments where the animation was done smoothly but really would had looked better if they had done it snappier. This is kind of a nebulous criticism, but I think a lot of things generally you could see the production value was there, but it was just missing energy, you know?
Also, lot of people talk about the CGI but for me it was…tolerable inb4 it gets way worse in the later episodes
. The shitty voice acting messed the immersion way more for me.
True. I'm enjoying the shitposting surrounding it though.>>246482
Nah even jpn fans think Makima and Denji's VAs are trash. Especially the latter. Right now the western fanbase is cockgobbling anything and everything related to CSM like NPCs so I wouldn't take their praises seriously.
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I had a big problem with 1st-season golden kamuy's music because it was so generic and did not add to the atmosphere (took away from it if anything) but I didn't hate it enough to stop watching. the same thing has happened here, canned music making the story seem flat instead of emphasizing it. in CSM it's also really loud compared to the dialogue, which is just a poor decision on their part.
by the way, golden kamuy is airing again and best boys are back
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MAPPA Have removed the Yuri On Ice movie from their planned tab on a website. No surprises honestly, I don't think people even remember YOI now and it's been way too long since the announcement.
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It's unbelievable how hard they fumbled the bag. That shit sold tonnes and the people involved were genuinely passionate about the series, HOW did they let everyone forget about it and leave the movie in development hell?? You'd think someone higher up who enjoys money and success would have been pushing them to finish it but no, I choose to believe it's the anti fujo old men in charge sabotaging it from within.
I've never even watched YOI but it saddens me to hear this news.>>247000>I choose to believe it's the anti fujo old men in charge sabotaging it from within.
That's what I was thinking too. How else would you explain that they decided to cancel a fujo money-printing franchise? There used to be more quality anime for girls and women in the past, now we're seeing a trend where practically everything has to be isekai, ecchi "romcom" or shonen shit aimed at moids because the scrote producers know that women will have no choice but to consume that garbage too.
the anime is really highlighting the ways in which it was a generic shonen manga. I don't think the beginning is interesting in general though. I dropped the manga at the first chainsawman scene and didn't go back to it for months, there's no real hook in the story and chainsawman form is stupid looking. (honestly I didn't pick it up again until I saw fanart of Quanxi and the fiends
yes!! I love the old newspaper look from the opening and the animations and quality look good so far. Maybe the gk thread can rise from its grave when the next episode airs. It would be fun to watch it together. I still wish the first seasons would get a remake one day, the quality really isn’t that good which is a shame for such an outstanding series. Still watchable ofc but yeah.>>247053
I never got into it because it looks like a typical battle shonen but it gets recommended to me all the time as if its something special, must be the hype. or am I wrong and there is something interesting to it? the moment I saw it has a horny teenage guy as a MC I lost every interest in checking it out.
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The ending for season 3 is so beautiful and perfect. I like that it's a throwback to the first ending with Reigen and now we get to see Mob's. I couldn't help but feel emotional and proud of him.
No what? I genuinely watched YoI for the skating scenes. Was excited to see a high budget movie. This sucks. >>247000
Kek at this pic though
I honestly expected them to put more money into the fighting scenes, given that it's a huge shounen cashcow, but the fighting action was very underwhelming. Chainsawman himself always was a shitty design, but at least it worked with the kind of stylistically shit art>>247124>the moment I saw it has a horny teenage guy as a MC I lost every interest in checking it out.
The horniness makes most sense for this protag than in most shounen where it's purely fanservice, to underline how much of a pathetic and lonely and immature kid he is. The thing with this whole manga is if the humor isn't something that entertains you, there's really nothing of substance here.
I was away for a week and couldn't watch anything, how come nobody is talking about the second half of Tiger & Bunny II? Was it that underwhelming? I expected some big discussions even considering the large hiatus before season two, but even /a/ only had a single living thread it seems.
I wasn't even too impressed by the first half, though it wasn't bad either. I want to believe that the second part will be great. I admit I kinda moved on myself and are more attached to other series these days (two of them are even airing right now) so maybe that's just what has happened with everybody else. Wish this had aired earlier. >>246982>>247000
Six (seven? eight? I forgot how many) years and this is getting more ridiculous with every new info we get or don't get for a year. Not long and I will genuinely start to believe this is some sabotage from within. How can every trash that can be considered just slightly successful get a movie or sequel within a year or two these days but nobody but the director and some selected few ever cared to milk the cow with YoI?
It was one of those series even non-fujos enjoyed due to the sports parts and the variety of characters.>>247225
Now that you two are saying this I am starting to think shizo enough to believe that the absence of a love interest might have been the actual reason for why the movie was planned to be a prequel, without MC. I would watch and surely enjoy a movie about the past of Victor, but in general it was a bit of a letdown because we know the past, even if we haven't seen the details. The strong cast and their future as professional skaters was begging for a sequel.
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I was a HUGE fan of the first T&B but when I started watching the 2nd season I've realized that in 10 years I've actually outgrew the premise, maybe there's a lot of people like me? Younger anime fans not caring because it's a series from before their time, and OG fans outgrowing it?
Also now as an adult woman I have zero patience left for any loli pandering so seeing the new character definitely did not help
Similar here. IMO the problem is that there was simply nothing left to say past s1. At best it could have needed an OVA that expands on the relationships. S1 Yuri was a great antagonist who was the logical pendant to the idealistic heroes and the Ouroboros plot was a great addition that complemented the series. Both issues were resolved well at the end so the only thing left is to either bring villains back or invent new ones.
The first is lame but obviously what most sequels do and the latter is generic, because it's basically just "another case" they solve but one that takes two cours instead of one or two episodes and unlike Yuri's actions it isn't directly connected to the theme of superheroes and the question about how to deal with criminals which gives it way less of an impact.
I haven't finished the second part yet though. But so far the villains just feel like the typical psycho kids and I miss an engaging subplot and interesting character development. I also think that a few of the old heroes should have been transferred if they intended to add four(?) new ones. Too many characters, and I agree the loli in particular doesn't add anything meaningful to the story. I wish there was more focus on the mains instead.
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has anyone watched this? is it just romance with a love quadruple?
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remember this 2021 flop? male director, female love interest, shit story. this is your mappa now
That's also why I can't tell if it's actually on purpose or if it's just a bunch of different things accidentally converging and messing up the feel of it for me.
As far as I know they might have just asked Fujimoto to say some movies he liked and then slapped whatever random movies he said onto the op.
Or maybe I'm just too paranoid because of how underwhelming it felt to me.
I'm just hoping that at the least Power's energy will fix it a bit.
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I unironically love Made in Abyss. fucking kill me nonnas, i know that the story centers around insane female centered cruelty and blatant lolicon/shotacon fetishism. And yet I look past it for the beautiful insane world building, the mystery and the great music. I'm so desensitized to violence and graphic stuff because i grew up lurking 4chan, that ididnt even realize the insanity of it all till I had the map of the abyss hanging on my wall.
Fucking kill me and every scrote that enjoys it as well.
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Liking dark shit is fine, I wish there were more genuine exploration series like MiA. It's also one of the very few series with kids where I not only like the style (the designs themselves aren't sexualised, they are cute for once) but see the point of the MCs being children. Usually kids break my immersion because I cannot take a series with 12yo mecha pilots or chosen ones seriously, but here them being kids emphasizes the threatening environment they are diving into.
That said I also agree about Dante's Inferno. It's a fantastic read btw., Dante' Inferno is self-insertion done right.
Less related, but Tsukushi writes awesome adult characters too.
This was the last anime from that studio I was invested in.
Think Appare Ranman could have been great if it was two cours though. Instead it was the aquarium series that got two, which would have worked better as one cour IMO.
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I was going to shit on you nonna before I realized the same can be said about one of my favorite series as well.
I understand what it's like to like more than what scrotes tend to like in a series. I love Monogatari for its animation, music, fights, and absurdism, but I tend to forget regular people just view it as lolibait trash.
The worst part is, is they're right. Deeper meaning aside, these anime are made just for lolicons who like a little more plot with their fetishes.
I just finished it as well and I agree with both of you. Honestly I do think this anime/ln falls into quite a few tropes I'm not a fan of.
The setting is interesting on the first glance, but it seems like the war ethics and conflicts mostly remain on the sidelines in favor of "we have to defeat this ai occupied by a person close to one of the main characters". It gets too battle shonen-y with the lack of emotional depth when it portrays "I have no reason to fight anymore" brooding and "the MC actually comes from an elite fighting clan" shit. Maybe my expectations were too high.
Plus since there's clearly a focus on the fights and the frontline, the problem with having a faceless enemy is you literally have to give it a face for the fights to not be boring and meaningless. Imo if the faceless AI enemy got less attention and instead we had the focus on everything else that's happening because of it, it would've been better. This way it feels a bit juvenile, despite it apparently being rated R-17.
You're right nonnie
. I'm not a mangafag and now that I begrudgingly finished season two I'm probably not coming back to this anime anymore. I still think the first season was really good, but the second season was such a slog, the furry/abused loli thing has been done for the third time now, and nobody is advancing in any way, character wise or setting wise. So boring and it feels like wasted potential. The pedo shit definitely doesn't help either kek
part of chainsaw man's main charm was the simple plot and the style and flash, the
anime fans that are starting to flock to it with there annoying scrote takes with it as well. it some what spoils the enjoyment i have with the series, a bit.
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Not a lot of character development, mostly lolsorandom comedy, the main girls have a cute friendship>Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
More romance focused than you might like but it is truly very funny. A completely inoffensive and cute show>Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Haven't seen personally but I've heard good things, sounds up your alley>Little Witch Academia
The original movies/OVAs were cute and funny! Don't know about the series though, I've heard that one panders more to moids
Lum is super cute. I love that she seems to be a super girly girl.
I also love how the series is making moids seethe for not pandering to them as much as the old anime did.
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The moebob-ness of K-On! might be off putting but K-On is really one of my favorite sol animes. Just a bunch of highschool girls who start a band and doing fun things.
lol me too. I usually don't like romcoms either, but it helps that this show has charme and the MCs are at least better than what we usually get nowadays. Lum is energetic and fun instead of being another moe ughuu~ and the MC is, well, a person and not another insecure shit, I think he can be funny sometimes. I rather have playboys like Gene Starwind as MCs for comedy heavy shows than bystanders with a name to allow otaku to self-insert.
I am a bit (but shouldn't be) surprised that a lot of people seem to dislike the remake. It's surely retro, but honestly there are a few things about 80s-earl 00s anime that I prefer over modern styles. And dear god am I tired of the meta shit and nerd MCs so many modern series have in an attempt to be relatable to the fandom. I was an anime fan all my life, read fics and draw fan comics, but I don't like series about anime fans. It's also cringe to see how the hobby always defines their entire personality. I love anime and have a crush on some characters too, but I don't walk around screaming anime slogans or tell my coworkers about this.
But speaking of surprises, this season has a lot: I enjoy Bojji the Rock and Do it Yourself even though I usually get bored by Girls' school club series as well as K-ONlike music shows. And I usually like Gundam, but not this one even though most seem to feel the opposite. In general it's a pretty good season so far.
Yeah, otaku never seem to have any kind of experience or knowledge about anybody or anything outside of their narrow comfort zone of manga/LNs they read and games they play. Stories are about conveying ideas and feelings the writers has and you cannot regurgitate the exact same shit again and again, it will be devoid of meaning and a soul.
Like I noticed that talented modern mangaka are often people that don't read manga. Ousama Ranking was a breath of fresh air IMO and the mangaka wanted to be a children's book author and he is inspired by fairy tales and history, not manga. Noda who created the popular series Golden Kamuy barely reads manga either, he is inspired by movies. The mangaka of Chainsaw Man and Fire Punch is the same. If all someone consumes are harem LNs he will never create anything but another generic knock-off of an amalgamation of LN series that were never even good to begin with.
The best inspiration for characters are real people as well. But for that they have to know other people first or at least follow the news or read some history to get ideas.
If iirc, what is now moe
originated when animmanga girls' media like Creamy Mami
and Cardcaptor Sakura
unintentionally started to gain an older male fanbase (kinda like bronies), why? Because they thought the girl characters were cute and whom they wanted to be their surrogate little sister/daughter or whatever (but, moids being moids, it eventually evolved to this pseudosexual lust for said cute girl characters–also kinda like bronies). The ani industry saw this fanbase, and–knowing that it would be lucrative–started making moe
media targeted towards said male fanbase.
the concept itself might not have been called moe at the time, but the exact style of cute girls was seen in older shoujo and kiddie anime. like >>248439
said, it's pretty much what happened to bronies, since mlp was designed for girls
IIRC it went more like: adult males started to realize that they found the child protagonists in shoujo and the girl characters in other anime and manga (like Miyazaki movies) cute, but not just in a platonic way, it was pedophilic from the start even if it wasn't sexually explicit at first. They called the feeling that they felt when looking at those girls "moe", which in most cases isn't as innocent as some scrotes claim, they don't see those girls as just "daughters" or "little sisters", they also feel sexual attraction because as we all know, moids are disgusting degenerates. Anyway, then they started to seek more "moe" little girl characters in previous anime and manga works they had missed, and when they ran out of characters to obsess over/lust after, they started to create their own expies of popular moe characters for their doujin lolicon zines. It's also worth noting here that moe/bishoujo/lolicon art style (at some point those terms were interchangeable) is a combination of Tezuka style and shoujo manga style but sexualized. Then some scrotes kickstarted the "lolicon boom" at Comiket to spite the fujoshi who, at the time, were the majority at said event, with the release of a very sexually explicit lolicon magazine, and the rest is history.
Oh and some people in the industry were lolicons back then, maybe they infiltrated it or they were already established and then turned into lolicons, but either way, they started to subtly insert references to their degen subculture and paved the way for more moe/lolishit in anime, in addition to it being lucrative.
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This movie is adorable, even if you didn't watch all of Ojamajo Doremi, it's seriously nice. It's basically about relationships, focusing obviously more on friendship, it's worth the watch.
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is this the 2020 movie that follows the three adult women?
I loved that show when I was a kid, got reminded of it recently in the witch thread
thanks anon these all seem like great recommendations, I think I'll really enjoy nichijou and keep your hands off eizouken in particular >>248228
isn't there lots of moid pandering in watamote? or is that only in the manga? I've seen a few episodes of aggretsuko and liked it so maybe I'll pick it back up >>248290
watched this awhile ago and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it >>248292
aw that sounds fun nona I'm glad you have such fond memories of it >>248555
have you seen lucky star? I have that on my watchlist but now I'm wondering is it more similar to k-on or is it one of the gross inferior scrote-y ones?
That movie was such a bold move but I loved it.
I wish there were more movies that seriously thematized people growing up and how an adult's life forces you to leave your beloved fantasy worlds behind. At least to some degree. I am the worst kind of escapist myself but I cannot get into actual escapism shows I rather watch a series about escapism and relate to this and observe how other people/characters deal with it.
Eh, simply cannot relate I think. To share the same wish isn't enough for me, they also need to be in a somewhat similar situation than me. The emotional situation I mean, they can be aliens in a war, but I must be able to relate to some of their issues.
Isekai MCs have maybe the same dream I have "escape reality, quit your shitty jobs and be free and become a hero", but then they get handed everything they want on a silver platter just five minutes into the series and the rest of the story isn't about that wish anymore but about how they rule their kingdom now and which harem member they choose.
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Is Ataru fucking gay? Why does he dislike Lum so much. It hurts to see her get rejected like this.
Finally another person that watches that anime. I spent days watching that anime and it ended up giving me nausea and headaches from the annoying ass JP dub having the characters constantly screeching and the flashing colors and dumb shit happening constantly. He’s constantly insufferable and borderline abusive
towards Lum, how I know this show was made by a woman was the fact that in every episode his stupid ass got his karma fast and everyone knows he’s a loser which always gave me relief. He’s clearly not a fag as his main characteristic is nearly raping every girl he sees on the straight but there is genuinely something wrong with him, I feel like the writers were trying to warn us about men or something
Ataru is the biggest tsundere in anime. He does start liking her back, he's just a stubborn ass about it and thinks admitting he loves her is bad for his image or something. At first he wasn't going to end up with Lum either, Tadahashi wanted him to end up with Shinobu, but her editors convinced her he had to end up with Lum. So it takes a while for the writing to change to reflect that.
Lolcow's being difficult about timestampping but go to 2:45.
Didn’t get that far because it became too irritating to watch especially with Lum’s flying baby cousin and his annoying voice but like anon said >>249143
that’s what happened. They had no compatibility or chemistry even through an enemies to lovers situation, honestly the best parts of the show was when it showed Lum actually having a life outside of her stalker obsession with Ataru or when every one in the town constantly bullied him kek. I personally liked the dynamic between Lum and that other guy that could have been a potential love interest I think his name is Mendou? I had to search this up
Otherwise the show is chaotic and dated, it has a common problem that anime still has where it’s weirdly progressive for its time but still finds sexual harassment towards their own female characters hilarious. Every male character is borderline rapey. Seriously is like every EA male like this? EA anons please confirm thnks
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There's a lesbian media thread with some recs but I'll give you a short list of the ones you might wanna check out for cute lesbians.>Kase-san>Bloom Into You>If My Favorite Idol Made it to Budokan I Would Die>Adachi and Shimamura>Sweet Blue Flowers (haven't personally seen it myself but another lesbian friend likes it)>Yuru Yuri (it can be scroteish at times, mileage may vary)
Also for ones that aren't actually yuri but still have strong, cute shipbait>Hibike Euphonium (don't read the light novels)>Love Lab>Amanchu>Hidamari Sketch (heavily implied lesbian side couple)>Anne Happy (lesbian side character)
tbh manga is a much better medium for yuri lately, I'm personally really into Usui Shio's works right now.
I like the new UY so far but back in the old days I stopped watching all of her shows but Inuyashi quite soon because they dragged too much for my taste and yeah, the tropes were often boring too after a while.
Inuyasha worked for me because the general vibe was darker, the world more interesting and I am sucker for adult, pretty and tragic antagonists like Kikyo and I loved Sess as well.
And please someone help me forget the shit that is the recent sequel. I want to erase all memory of that shit forever.
ah ok I just assumed there was since 4chan scrotes are obsessed with it but it sounds decent, I'll add it to the list >>248986
the dad being a lolicon is kinda gross but other than that it sounds fine, it's one of those animes that people regard as a "classic" so I feel like I'm missing out on something if I don't watch it kek
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Can anybody explain to me why the magical girl genre has died?
It was as natural as endless battle shounen back in the old days. That stuff aired in almost every damn country. Sailor Moon, Wedding Peach, Kaitou Jeanne, Cutie Honey, Prétear, CCS, and so on. Even Rayearth and such were technically magical girl shows mixed with other genres. Why did it get so rare? What kind of anime do younger teen girls watch nowadays? I miss it.
It was the perfect mix of light-hearted semi-episodical parts and darker or tragic events that happened later together with a bunch of unexpected twists. And I like the savior mentality. I enjoy MCs that just punch the antagonist as much as everybody else, but I need diversity. Sometimes I just need a series like Sailor Moon where the lead character cries for her lonely enemy instead of having fun shooting a hole into their head.
Plus, they were always pretty. Magical girl was the main genre people associated with anime together when I was a teen, maybe even more than battle shounen. I don't understand how such a popular genre can just vanish.
>>248929>spends too much time playing eroge gamesNonny
"eroge" literally means "erotic games" so you're saying "erotic game games" kek.
But seriously, what she plays are BL games, not just any eroge like the ones otaku anime girls made to pander to moids usually play. That moment is so funny if you know which games it's a parody of>>249501
Moids only love Watamote because "muh loser femcel NEET pervert loli waifu!!" Even though Tomoko is one of the few loser otaku girls in anime who are truly relatable to otaku girls and not just a gender flipped version of a male otaku made for the male gaze.
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>>249503>the magical girl genre has died
Except it hasn’t
I mean we have approximately a million precure titles now
It sure has transformed (ha), just like it did when tokusatsu style mahou shojo became prevalent. Maybe after Madoka. I honestly don’t think it introduced something new, more like showing same old things, but in more grotesque way. And in more lesbian way. Which is why we now have more yuributa coomer magical girl shows than any others
So now you have sterile kid shows - precure, coomer stuff - marchen madhen, flip flappers, ilya, shows, that are coomer at heart, but more on the edgy madokesque side - yuuki yuuna, brs
I think teen girls are into idols now, and it’s much more realistic for a japanese teen girl to become an idol than a magical girl, lol. But you still will have cute costumes and “friendship is magic” narrative. For cute costumes and magic they has otome isekai.
The best mahou shojo anime we had in years, imo, is Wonder Egg Priority, because it is absolutely 100% was made for teen girls. People might say it’s not mahou shojo, but it is!
magical girls and battle shounen are exactly the same thing. Luffy? pirate witch going on witch adventures to get more magic fruit power. Naruto? fox-possessed orphan witch in a city of witch clans. Bleach? shinigami witch fighting evil spirits.
as for setting, what time period are magical girls stuck in?
actually can I please have an old timey maho story where she has to keep her identity a secret because if she doesn't the villagers will burn her at the stake lol. or shrine maidens in 500ad who have a cute mascot mountain god they protect from other monsters.
Speaking of wild west shit I wouldn't complain about more wild west shit. Even if it's just the spirit. A bunch of old scifi like Outlaw Star and Bebop have this wild west atmosphere, same with Golden Kamuy. Every entry for this type of genre if you can call it like that was great so far.
Doesn't help that superpowers mostly bore me. I even like shounen as long as it abstains from using super powers. Vinland Saga part 1 was shounen for example and Golden Kamuy could as well be a shounen if the historic autism was weaker (and without the fanservice, not that I would want it without it but still). Wild west series are cool because people are just fighting with guns and maybe some sci-fi tools but there is no MC channeling his chosen one super power or anything.
I never considered the teacher a threat watching the anime, for obvious reasons. The character who actually annoyed me is Shuuichi. He and Kumiko have no chemistry at all. >>249616>magical girls are stuck in one setting and in one time period only
That's not true. Witch characters and series like Black Rock Shooter are considered magical girl.
Despite the straightforward sounding name I don't think "magical girl" can be defined as any anime where the protagonist is a girl who can do magic aka a witch. Take for instance series like Slayers, Read or Die, Little Witch Academia, or the movie Kiki's Delivery Service. Would you consider them all belonging to the magical girl genre, since they fit the definition? The answer is actually hard to answer, as all of these are considered magical girl or not depending on several websites. I checked with Wikipedia, TvTropes and MyAnimeList, and only the Mahou Shoujo Fandom wiki classifies all of these as magical girl. The definition is even more muddled by the fact that Kill la Kill, an anime with no magic, is accepted by 3 out of 4 as magical girl, and that Revolutionary Girl Utena is also a magical girl anime when Utena doesn't use any magic at all, while Serial Experiments Lain, which has a teenager gaining magic-like powers through technology, isn't classified as magical girl
To me the definition of "magical girl" would then be any anime where a teenager girl in a high school setting in modern Japan undergoes a transformation, or powers up, to defeat an episodic villain. The creators are aware of that fact, this is why they are getting less and less interested in the mahou shoujo genre, as it is too restrictive
Precure is doing fine. I don’t think it’s a dead genre.
I think it just has to have a henshin scene and it has to be marketed to girls. That’s it.
magical girl is a coming of age story, so you should have a regular life and magic life, so Kiki and Slayers won't do, but KlK and Utena - ok>>249739
and that's why WEP is The modern mahou shojo, telling you
yes, too bad it was cursed with production hell, rip
now that you mention it, Go Nagai kind of invented magical girl with Cutie Honey which was definitely not marketed to little girls. I think of sailor moon/precure/princess tutu/doremi type stuff when I think of mahou shoujou so I "feel" like it has to be for girls but maybe it really doesn't.
what anime are the even making for younger girls these days?
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Hurry up and release Walpurgis no Kaiten, when is it going to happen come onnn
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I still have hope
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i want to hear about your unpopular anime opinions
what high rated/hyped series do you hate? and what low rated/"trashy" series do you love?
hetalia dub>hetalia sub
I know the accents are problematic
but at least the jokes are funny in the dub
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Powerpuff Girls Z was fun and I'm tired of people saying it sucked
Also the Chimera Ant of HxH arc sucks and made me give up, even the anime's accelerated pacing couldn't save it
why? I'm not defending the racist accents that was 100% a stupid move on funimations part and there are also some extremely gross jokes in the earlier seasons.
But otherwise I jsut prefer the dub. The sub is building up to a punchline while the dub prefers to put in as many jokes as possible and deliver them quickly. I just prefer that type of comedy
Yeah I don't think Madoka was that good either, it wasn't bad for sure but it doesn't deserve the masterpiece title and it's often on the list of anime to recommend to normies, which I completely disagree with.
Also every tearjerker shit like 5 centimeters/second, Your Lie in April or Koe no Katachi, they tend to piss me off more than make me cry.
For a while all I saw were people complaining it wasn't like the original show. Like yeah, that's the point, it's a spinoff/alternate universe, not the OG show dubbed.>>250462
Idiots think anything ridiculously depressing is more artistic
or whatever. I like Madoka but I definitely don't think it's without flaws or for everyone. But when Magia Record came out I hated it, the pacing was awful and everything was deliberately made more bleak and awful for retards who get off to teenagers suffering.
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DropKick on My Devil is the funniest anime created in the past 5 years
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in this house we believe in jashin-chan supremacy
Most "comfy girls do comfy shit with minor interpersonal drama in their friendgroup" series are a waste of lifetime even if they're devoid of scrote pandering.
Bungo Stray Dogs actually gets worse as it goes on and adds dozens of uninteresting characters, although it was never that great in the first place.
I'm not sure anything I do like is actually considered very low rated, but there are some awful or trashy shows that I absolutely love the opening songs of.
I think Shinsekai Yori is the best anime of the last 2-3 decades which is sort of a strong opinion to hold and seems to bother people (especially those that got filtered) but I mean it. It's not exactly low rated or anything, I don't think it's a crazy favorite to have. The story is different, the visuals are good, the moral questions are complicated, Squealer did nothing wrong etc.
I also think Jojo should have never introduced Stands, bring back the ripple!! It was still a fun series when the change happened but stands are incredibly lame.
Not sure how well liked moe is here but I since it's generally popular: I could never get into it, unless it's one of the few plot heavy ones, if series as Madoka should count as moe because of the style. Even Lucky Star and Azumanga bored me. Same with almost all school club series. The humor is just nothing for me, I never cared about school and cute things don't make me feel anything.
Recent unpopular opinion is that I don't like SxF even though I absolutely get why it's popular and even think it's an objectively good series. Just nothing for me, or not anymore. Same with Yaiba. Though it was the characters I had a problem with there.
Counter examples of shit I love: I am a fan of Bee Train originals, especially Madlax, .hack//Sign and Avenger. Sign had some popularity despite that most call it boring, but I have never seen anybody else liking Avenger lol. And only two or three people (if 4chan anons count) that liked Madlax.
Soukou no Strain, This Ugly yet Beautiful World and Interlude three other series that I love but have never seen anybody else saying anything positive about. Never saw anybody talking about SnS in the first place and Interlude only because I googled two reviews afterwards.
>>250520>Bungo Stray Dogs actually gets worse as it goes on and adds dozens of uninteresting characters, although it was never that great in the first place.
Glad I am not the only one, I enjoyed s1 a lot but sometimes I wonder if I am just dumb because every following season was harder to get into, partly because I completely lost track of who is who and what their respective conflicts were, partly because it later had too many badass scenes and grinning keikau doori guys that simply did not work for me anymore. At some point I had trouble telling their personalities apart as well, half of the cast seemed to fall into the super smart and badass category.
I also do like some of the designs a lot, but with so many male characters that look like super models it would help if some of them had a slightly different body type and face. Not a bad show IMO but it lost me at some point (s3? not sure anymore).
I don't really hate them but I think code geass and neon genesis evangelion are both very mediocre and way too overhyped, they're not that deep and to me both seem like poorly written pseudointellectual drivel with almost no likable characters
also I've tried watching dragon ball/dbz and the art style is so ugly and I don't care for any of the characters so I can never make it past a few episodes - I never can understand why so many people like it aside from nostalgia factor
>>250585>neon genesis evangelion
I think it's overhyped too. It feels like Gundam 79 meets Devilman. I'm not saying it's bad to take inspiration from other stuff but often I se NGE get praised for being the first anime to do X and then X had already been done in another anime or manga.
I like the cinematography and animation though(even though I'm not too fond of the artstyle) it's a shame that the creators where too busy jerking off when making it
The best, most watchable anime are for babies. Magical girl like Tokyo Mew/Sailor moon, cartoon animes like Pokemon and Beyblade. Stuff like that. I could be biased, I grew up with it but I feel like if I want anything mature or with deeper themes, the manga is always more readable, than the anime is watchable.
I don't count young teen anime's like Naruto and One piece.
Also, genre wise, horror is the best anime genre. Next to comedy.
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Idk about "deep" but I recently finished CG and it was entertaining as fuck and it gave me that "homygod I love anime" feeling when I first discovered anime as a kid which is weird because I had never seen it before last month.
I've never seen someone in my long history of weebdom call code geass deep. It was ridiculous and over the top which is what made it fun.
Evangelion wise, my favourite thing about it isn't even the "symbolism" or children suffering, I love it for portraying adults in a not completely flat way which is almost unheard of in anime that has a main teenage cast
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Does anyone know which anime has a scene at a shrine where two characters (I think a couple, or just a male and female character) go up to pray, and they're confused about the order of steps until a couple behind them tells them what they should do?
It's much better than opm. Although I liked the first season of opm it gets old really fast. Mp is pretty fun and has really loveable characters as other nonnie
mentioned. Although if you don't like comedy you probably won't like it.
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just remembered ghost sweeper mikami existed
comfy episodic hijinks. lots of the stupid tropes and gags anime is knows for but if you know that going in and want to laugh at it it's great
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really think they were just having fun when they made this show
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At first I dropped it because of the art style but then picked it back up last year and it became one of my favorite anime if not flawless. The characters, animation, humor, battle scenes, heartfelt/fun moments, it's all well done. Plus no scroteshit fanservice like in most shounen/battle anime so I'd be comfortable watching it with other people. Dub is great too though Season 3 if kinda iffy since the original voice actors got recasted which sucks. Honestly MP100 is better than OPM but some shounenfags would disagree because they can't wrap their head around character depth and development without seeing tits or fights every now and then from getting bored.
Inspired by >>250790
, might be a self-own but I prefer episodic anime to series with a continuous plot line by far. Baccano with its twelve episodes took me two or three months to watch while I binged Jigoku Shoujo and Higu for example at a pace of one season per night.
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, I agree. Anime for kids seems to be a lot more soulful than the current mainstream one nowadays. I am always ready to rewatch the good old Shugo Chara over whatever crap is popular right now. I really miss some good shojo anime written by women.
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It’s genuinely really good. Also I don’t get people who don’t like the art style like >>250785
, I find it really endearing. Also the incorporation of different animation techniques is really fun, never thought I’d see oil on glass animation and sand animation regularly used in a shounen anime. The whole season 2 OP is basically an homage to animation forms too (I remember zoetrope, moire, and traditional painted cel in it off the top of my head).
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I guess it’s more commonly called paint on glass. You paint a scene with oil paints (or another slow-drying paint) on a sheet of glass and manipulate the paints bit by bit to create the individual animation frames. Sand animation is basically the same thing except with loose sand against a backlight.
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I hated Gurren Lagann. Took me like 10 times to finish the anime glad Nia peaced out at the end because Simon doesn’t deserve her. Same with Code Geass that was a clusterfuck.
>>250578>Even Lucky Star bored me
I thought it was pretty much a (moderately) popular opinion to find Lucky Star boring as hell
I only watched 2 episodes many years ago but I remember a lot of one ep was them just talking about how to eat certain foods and I found it painfully boring
It tries too hard to be emotional>>250566
Same. I think that if the movie didn't exist, I wouldn't care about the Madoka series as much as I do.
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Thank you nonnies! I just finished the first episode and I did already notice some amazing animation (I saw some of the oil on glass). It was a big of a slog for me to get through but the ending with the picture and ghost send off really warmed my heart kek. I remember when MP100 first came out people were talking a lot about the ED animation and I still remember it and have frequently thought about it all this time, but I didn't know they incorporated so much beautiful animation into the actual show itself. I think it might take me a while to get into, but I have high hopes for it.
Also I want to know why everyone loves Reigen so much lol. I don't hate him but I don't exactly understand the appeal and why people sexy-fy him so much.
These tropes were just what was popular for a long time same as other dull stuff like isekai stereotypes.
I was never a fan, Ranma and all that already bored me as a young teen. I watched a few old shows I liked the manga of ages ago and was surprised how much the violent heroine trope annoyed me now. Never liked this or sexual harassment jokes, but I didn't pay it much attention back then, now it felt pretty cringe especially because the reactions are always the same and it's just a lot of shouting and screaming.
Think I was already tired of this by 2006 when Shana came. Holy hell how much I hated that URUSAI URUSAI meme that was suddenly everywhere and every anime had to put their personal tsundere Shana clone into the show.
What's pissing me off nowadays are soulless mains. Now the male MCs aren't horny asses anymore but insecure idiots. It isn't that hard to write proper characters. I remember that Gene Starwind was a playboy too that got slapped, but it worked because the characters at least felt like people instead of tropes.
Reigen needs a bit of time to grow on most people. He is an irredeemable con-man which you will notice the hard way later in the show but that makes him likeable.
He isn't evil, he has a heart, but he desires to be special, to make money and to gain prestige and he thinks it's okay to get this if it's built on lies as long as the one working for him seems to be okay with this. He isn't entirely wrong, Mob doesn't mind much but he is still lying to him nonetheless because Mob is easy to fall for it. And once someone considers you something you are not, something better, it's hard to tell them the truth.
I think it's this mix between cocky behavior that makes oneself feel better and trouble with admitting the own short-comings that him either relatable to many or at least enjoyable to watch.
I'm glad you're enjoying it! It starts off a little slow, but stick with it, it's worth it. And as someone who read the manga as well, Reigen took a long time to grow on me too. Like >>250950
said, he's a piece of shit conman that's manipulating a kid. The show takes awhile to dip it's toes into his motivations and address his issues, but it's done exceptionally well and it made me really appreciate his character more. The anime makes him a lot prettier too, which I assume helps his popularity kek
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anyone watching lum no invader? lum's cute, so i'm enjoying it, but the rape joke in episode two was a little uhh…outdated kek. also it's 100% a dumb moid romcom but lum's really cute so i'm just bearing it
It feels good finally having a shounen MC who does NOT want to be the biggest/best/superhero. Mob is a good boy who just want to have a normal, honorable life. That makes him very different from the spineless MCs many anime have as well.
How ironic that the one of the most normal, down-to-earth MCs feels unique for the very reason of being normal.
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Its definitely moid as fuck, even if it was written by a woman. All I can think is that these two deserve better than these scrotes they have crushes on.
>>251050>even if it was written by a woman
oh wow that's surprising. apparently she wrote inuyasha too?
in a way though i guess it makes sense; someone mentioned it earlier but it's not like the mc is glorified for being a perverted loser (no guy really is, they're always getting the piss taken out of them) and – so far – the women aren't degraded or made out to be moeblobs.
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Rumiko Takahashi is a legend, Urusei Yatsura was her first big commercially successful work. She had created many many successful manga and it has made her rich.
Rumi my queen
Succeeded a thousand times over in the most misogynistic industry in the most misogynistic country
I'm as old as dirt so I may never partake in another manga, but I will forever attribute my confidence and perseverance to her
Living legend, a queen among men
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Just finished episode of 5 MP100. I'm really enjoying Mob's relationship with the Muscle Improvement Club, it's really cute kek.
I really like Mob as a character too. I realize that he's similar to Saitama, in the sense that he's OP and also because of his very "well ok" attitude, but he's much more likable than Saitama and I'm actually curious about how much power he truly holds. One major thing that put me off OPM was that Saitama always won and we always knew he'd win so it took the fun out of things, and something people would bring up was "well aren't you curious how he got his powers? it's obviously not from just his routine" but I was like… no I don't care kek.
In his fight with Teru I wanted him to show off how much more powerful he was, but by the end of it, I was very glad he tried his best to continue sticking to his own morals and didn't want to use his powers at all.
Not saying the comedy was good but I think that open horniness that gets comedically punished by the girls is IMO still better than the faked innocence modern fanservice anime have where the girls don't care about boys but the camera zooms onto their tits and asses regardless, "coincidentally" makes them reveal their pantsus while they jump around with friends or give them suggestive scenes that are normal actions in-universe, like when a girl is lifting something heavy and starts moaning, with the matching expressions to suggest something sexual and the camera zooms into her face to give the audience fanservice without actual fanservice.
It's so dishonest and it makes you feel like a voyeur if you try to watch it. And the whole intention behind it is creepy, like there isn't even a male love interest anymore that the girls like, they are just having fun with something else while they are sexualised without knowing it. I never understood this purity bullshit. In old anime it was at least usually a situation where the girl actually wanted the boy and the issue was just that he acts like an ass sometimes so she slaps him for it. Still weird fanservice maybe, but at least not as bad as the other example.
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My Dress Up Darling was ass, but I agree that chainsaw man is garbage. Fujimoto's works are so convoluted and people are so pretentious over them. Fire Punch was a mess, but some people act like it's the peak of literature, just like how they're doing with Chainsaw Man.
Fire Punch started with an interesting concept, but I swear Fujimoto just doesn't know how to plot out his stories or how to plan an ending. It seems like he just wrote it to feed his incest fetish, and it wasn't even conveyed in an interesting way. The ending to Fire Punch was disappointing garbage, so I don't have much hope for the ending of Chainsaw Man either. He should've ended it after the first part before he has the chance to ruin it now by dragging it on too long.
Plus he's just a creep who LARPs as a little girl on his Twitter.
I my defense I don't consider Urusei Yatsura as bad as some make it out to be but don't really like it either but I know it. Never tried Dress up Darling because I knew it wouldn't be for me so I cannot defend it in case that the criticism here might be too harsh.
Very neutral about CSM so far. Don't really like how the anime looks and unsurprisingly so far it feels like just another battle shounen with slightly better characters to me but nothing else.
I wouldn't wonder if the short stories were what he actually wanted to make but CSM the thing that he needs to do to earn money.
Maybe now that he has a name he will be able to draw a less mainstreamy ongoing series once CSM ends.
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Sorry for my really bad cropping skills. It isn't really fetishistic, but I think it's funny how his fans say he's age-regressing. I think it's just him being weird as per usual.>>251205
Are his short stories good? I didn't pick them up because I didn't like fire punch and chainsaw man was falling off for me. I'm not trying to be a negative nancy about chainsaw man, but I really don't have as much hope for it as I started with.
I shit on them all
i have clinical depression
let me be please
Ok sorry nonnie
you enjoy what you like
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>>250428>what low rated/"trashy" series do you love?maybe I should have posted this in guilty pleasure thread
So this one has:
-cutesy art style
-naked 13 year old girls (it literally had 1 episode fighting monster of the week in public bathhouse)
-13 year old girls suffering
-eventual romantic relationship between 13 year old girl and >100 year old android male
I still like it. The opening song was pretty good, its ost was somewhat unique compared to general animes and I enjoyed the interaction between 2 main characters
How's Koukyuu no Karasu, nonny
Am a fan of these three, will be watching through: Golden Kamuy
Fumetsu no Anata e
I'm hatewatching Spy x Family because I liked the manga and the anime destroyed it
Watched episode 1 and episode 0 of the Witch from Mercury. I think it's nice but I have this feeling those will be the most fun episodes of the series and the show will not actually get into anything really interesting or deep (Gundam standalone syndrome) and I don't like formulaic competitions or space fluff that much but I'll keep watching and hope for the best.
I watched episode one of Urusei Yatsura just to see if they phoned in the remake animation like sailor moon but they didn't! It was totally watchable animation quality. Pretty, even. If I wanted to see it I would have watched the old one though, I'm not actually gonna watch this.
Saw the first ep of CSM. It's bad.
Waiting for >>242696
with bated breath.
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Idolish7, the best worst idol show I've ever watched. It's so dramatic, and I love that the main conflict centers around that the mc has asthma. It is so charming and stupid.
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It's a more or less episodical series about mysteries and intrigues happening in and around the royal court of a fictive kingdom heavily based on ancient China. The main character is the so called Raven Consort, a woman living in the inner palace that uses a special ability she has to talk to ghosts and help solving said mysteries.
It probably sounds more supernatural than it is. It deals with ghosts, lingering grief and MCs past but feels surprisingly down-to-earth and it's calming imo.
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I'm enjoying Romantic Killer so far, great guilty pleasure anime. I admit I fast forwarded a couple of the scenes with pic related. It's my world I can do what I want. Fuck that yellow thing. Nails on a chalkboard
Besides the christmas cake trope i also hate when they're only in their 20s but act as if they're 40-something women with 5 kids, ara ara-ing everyone and being so much more mature than everyone else in the cast
I hate when boob size is proportional to height, petite girls are usually flat and tall girls are always stacked
Playboy/fuckboy/pussy hound characters, worst type of real scrote but now in anime format!
Over the top tsundere characters, all of them. Also if they're violent just for the sake of it like kagura from fruits basket, who is probably one of the most unlikable characters I've seen in any series
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Can't stand>the current trend of manic pixie dream girls like Marin>i agree wbout the 'christmas cake trope', it's so dumb. seeing SxF Yor be all forcefully troubled for not being married is downright retarded, really thinking this anime was made not only because the manga creator wanted quick cash but also because the birthrate in japan is extremely low>tsunderes, the only ones that are 'okay' are with an actual backstory like Asuka from NGE, but let's be real, the only time tsunderes are used is when they are nothing but 'uguu cute romantic interest'>forced female rivarly because they happen to both like the mc (eg Go-Toubun Miku girl is both an insufferable tsundere and a petty bitch who stayed salty even at the very end of the manga. I feel so bad for the mangaka because both anime adaptations are complete SHIT, i have never seen two companies adapt manga so poorly, it's insane. The only reason why it blew up was because of how pretty it looked.)>ara-ara crap
Will stick with Bocchi, Cool danshi, golden kamuy, Mob, DIY, Koukyuu no Karasu, book princess, pop team epic, and Urusei Yatsura. Waiting for my guilty pleasure Kancolle to air.
I'll keep watching CSM. I don't think it's good at all but it's entertaining like Shingeki. Had to drop Gundam tho, I just couldn't care enough to bother with the rest of the episodes.
Besides the christmas cake and manic pixie dream girls, I hate when the second love interest gets a consolation prize relationship at the end of the story. Also, kuuderes. Tsunderes are annoying, but Kuuderes gotta be the scrotiest personality type out there. They're often used to be sexualized because they don't feel embarassed about it since they're stoic. The only good kuudere I've ever seen in anime is Kousaka Reina.>>252055
I don't like it either. I feel like the love between characters is false and opportunistic if one of them is only interested in the other because it reminds him/her of someone else.
Otaku/Shut-in trope but not with girls, guys instead. Like Idia from Twisted Wonderland. Shit is so overdone and those characters only even have one repetitive gag.
Also when >can't cook>but has no idea her food is shit and no one tells her
is a personality trait and gag for a character, like Shion from Tensura. I guess Yor would fit in that too even though she's aware.
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Answering this >>251460
too but I'm watching I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss. It's not a great anime, it's blatant wish fulfillment and you can tell it's made on the cheaper side, but it's cute and I like how Aileen doesn't take shit from anyone, but especially moids.
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>episode with plenty of power screentime
>actually good episode
her VA is perfect, her flashbacks were beautiful and the ED was the cutest thing ever
God, that title is so fucking cliche it's giving me second hand embarrassment
I wish this type of protagonist existed more outside of this weird super generic niche
Dude something like 75% of anime from the last 5 years has been shitty isekais. Not watching them doesn't change that they flooded the market to the point where seeing strong female protagonists come back again isn't a breath of fresh air.>>252128
I didn't even realize this was a genre before seeing ads for this one. I agree the villainess genre being a thing is kind of weird, but at least it's a form of isekai for women in the sea of garbage moid-pandering ones.
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I don't know what character trope is this, but it's vomit inducing
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I only watch child-friendly animations nowadays, they have the best content. My animanga experience is much better now that I've stopped forcing myself to put up with stories aimed at men just because they're popular or because "I have to finish what I started. I just have no patience to deal with the sexist and pedophile crap in mainstream animes anymore. I never watch isekai, harem or romance for men, and shounen stories rarely interest me. There's a lot of bad stories out there, but sometimes great things like Eizouken, Witch Hat Atelier and Ousama Ranking come out.
I watched worse animes, nonnie
… Like My Pick Me Darling and Shield Incel
Honestly I think I hate most stereotypes, especially the generic -deres, because they are all like the same person with a new skin and you can predict most of their actions before you see them simply by knowing whether they are a tsun or an ara ara mom and so on. But I fully agree with you. I hate these types you mentioned and their reason for existence.
The annoying thing about the otaku girls is that guys that are into them will screech how women with hobbies or nerdy, unmarried NEET women do not exist IRL when reality is full of them but they behave like humans and not moe blobs so they will never notice or go all "NOT LIKE THIS!" because they are cool, neutral or tomboyish instead of the moe ughuu that will fall in love with you if you vaguely share her hobby.
Speaking of tomboys, a related trope I absolutely hate is how every woman that remotely looks or behaves like a boy (and everything is "boyish" by anime standards, like being optimistic+athletic or liking horror movies) or dresses/pretends to be a guy HAS to reveal later that she is actually very "girly" and/or desiring to marry and become a mother. Plus points if they have issues with others seeing them as boyish because god beware someone doesn't act like a haremette.
It's soo annoying, because it's such an obvious sign for a pathetic insecure author and audience who are incapable of desiring or liking any woman that isn't a potentially devote cute housewaifu and the tomboy aspect is only written in to spicy that up because turns out, your genki soccer girl is ACTUALLY a secretly a deredere waifu that loves you too! Like all the other girls.
I must admit that after almost dropping it after episode 1 I actually enjoy it a lot right now. The women are surely better than the girls in your average anime (especially most shounen) and the chemistries in general are fun to watch. >>252100
I find it very funny that male isekai wish-fulfillment stories center around the MC becoming the hero while the female versions are about women reincarnating to become villains.
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Almost as if lady villains are more fun, compelling, and interesting than the generic love interests that are common in isekai. Women's wish fulfillment is about being independent and free to take action (notice how most villainess isekai are about breaking free of a script), while men want everything handed to them, including an uwu submissive waifu.>>250428
My trash take about this dere types is that Yuno Gasai is an actual interesting yandere done right. She comes from a fucked up home environment, accidentally killed her parents, and is so affection starved she clings onto the first person to give her any kindness and then she had to kill a dozen people to survive. But like everything she's been copied to death by worse writers who don't understand what made her work and now we have dozens of moeblobs whose psychosis is supposed to be cute and endearing and it's ruined the trope.
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I can't believe that the same studio which created the OG Gundam and Cowboy Bebop delivers such shitty moeblob uguu idol anime with same face syndrome. The only thing that I appreciated a little was the cgi, but that gimmick got old fast. I don't understand how moids love that so much and the Nico Nico Nii meme is awful.
>>252224>while men want everything handed to them, including an uwu submissive waifu
Yeah this is what bores me so much. I have wishes too, but they are rarely as materialistic and those that are (like meet/befriend my anime husbando) I do not implement into fiction or daydreams like that. It's boring. If anything it should happen in the course of the story or at the end of the journey or anything that isn't "Hey I am here, thanks for the husbando and kingdom!" and I especially do not want it to be caused by outside circumstances. I don't want someone to befriend or love me because I am rich now or shit like that. I dunno why slowburns with comrades that turn to lovers is such an unpopular genre.
Plus breaking out from a script is at least a plot. What male isekai do is skipping the story and jumping right to the happy end. "Congratulations, you died and are happy now!" Quite a weird message if you think about it lol
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>>252230>I can't believe that the same studio which created the OG Gundam and Cowboy Bebop delivers such shitty moeblob uguu idol anime with same face syndrome.
It makes me sad whenever I see all these studios, talented directors or mangaka getting into this shit because it prints money. Manglobe passionately created great originals like Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy or Michiko to Hatchin but alas, they sold like shit and nobody in Japan seemed to care so they stopped and never did something like that again and rather adapted awful ecchi comedies.
I also hate that someone who has the talent to create a story like Me and the Devil Blues will dedicate the rest of his life and talent to the worst types of coomer manga. He should have at least finished Devil Blues already (started this in 2003) instead of starting the next mega tits series. Oh great, another great artist doing another shitty ecchi. We didn't have enough of these!
I hate this whole genre and it seems to flood the anime industry right now.
"Weird/nerdy/idol classmate that falls in love with me, the spineless idiot". I guess it got too hard imagining overpowered half-goddesses loving the self-insert MC so they toned it down to special classmates and half of them behave like pure assholes.
I just don't get why it has
to be otome parodies, it would be just fine without the ~otome game villainess~ shit. Are they so lazy that they can't write a normal fantasy world without relying on boring video game tropes and referencial humor? Even just dropping the concept of "villainess" would improve these series (I'm so tired of seeing that word on every fucking title in the genre)
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Lmao, same… I feel ashamed to like it but it's such a guilty pleasure of mine. Back then I didn't mind the lolicon shit but I'm sure I'd find it weird now. At least I can still enjoy my sentient android husbando
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I got really into the franchise because I played the mobile game, but the original Love Live (µ's) really isn't special at all and is overhyped. I see people saying how much it has changed their lives and encouraged them in their darkest moment but I don't see how, they are all one dimensional trope girls. At least it gets better each generation (Superstars is so beautiful) but they keep doing the same mistakes. Honestly the rush you get for owning SR/UR cards makes you attached to them and the quality is good but that's it, the story in all media (anime/game/novels) is really bad.
I agree with the male characters being bland as fuck. They're so generic, there doesn't seem to be anything that truly makes them stand out from other similar characters that are part of the same archetype, just like in all those manga/manhwa. It doesn't help that the art and animation is so bad that everyone looks like shitty paper cutouts and even more generic and indistinguishable from other such characters.
I still would like to watch them all just to compare, and to see for myself if they're really that bad or boring. Starting with HameFura (which got a lot of moid fans due to the yuribait and the protagonist being cute, so you might be right about the girl getting moid gaze focus)
It's funny how they try and fail to create appealing male characters (if they're even trying) but most women still prefer to obsess over characters from anything that isn't this genre (because they're actually well-written and have more iconic designs)
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Admittedly, Love Live IS a generic 'cute girls doing cute things' K-on copy, but the very beginning of it was nice. I still remember the first time I watched their Snow Halation music video on YouTube. I like the fact how it's creators previous work is a shoujo ai anime Strawberry Panic, but Love Live anime will always be bland in comparison to Idolm@ster. The u's are very cute, sure, but watching this anime is a waste of time. Aquores seemed like a much better Love Live season because the characters had various personalities and actual goals, but I didn't like the next generation. It is obvious they are just going to keep copypasting left and right in order to keep the franchise going, sadly.
Despite everything, I cherish LL for being one of the few all-girls anime franchises that is still ongoing. I really like it how the voice actresses actually have their own concerts and go live on stage too and love their jobs.