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27170 No. 27170 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
List your top 5 anime. They can include movies and ova's.

Mine are:

5)Kaze to Ki no Uta SANCTUS
4)Revolutionary Girl Utena
3)Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
2)The Rose of Versailles
1) Berserk (1997)

Btw, no need to mention Cory in the House, It's such a good anime that there is just no need to state the obvious.
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>> No. 31726 [Edit]
>mononoke no hime
>shinsekai yori
>nagi no asukara
>ghost in the shell (1st ver)
>tamako market

I can't really think of an exact top5, some are completely different genres and I like them for different reasons, so it doesn't make sense to say one's better than the other.
>> No. 34452 [Edit]
How about your fave per genre?
>> No. 34470 [Edit]
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In no particular order.
K-on S2
Sora no woto
Haibane Renmei
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Lupin III

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8903 No. 8903 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Figured it would be better to keep it in one thread, rather than make a ton of small ones every so often...
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>> No. 34587 [Edit]
Good god. I guess we know who to blame for 2020 then.
>> No. 34589 [Edit]
Wow. This doesn’t feel real!
>> No. 34657 [Edit]
Uzaki season2 confirmed
>> No. 34659 [Edit]
I dropped this the moment they introduced the blondie.

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33339 No. 33339 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's post reviews of anime when we finish watching them!

It doesn't have to be from this season; any anime is fine!

I'll post the first review ITT
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>> No. 34626 [Edit]
>im concerned with how hard they seem to be pushing the new adaptation, it makes me think that theyre afraid it wont do well
That doesn't make any sense.
>> No. 34627 [Edit]
I believe the anon is saying the publishers may think the remake wouldn't be financially successful by name recognition, word of mouth, and traditional advertising alone. That the publishers need to advertise it more aggressively in order to 'crank up the hype' less it flop.
From what I've seen, the ad campaign has been fairly average and word of mouth has been moderately above average at best due to the popularity of the franchise. I think the remake will do perfectly fine.
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Shiki is a 2010, 22 episode horror anime. It also has two special episodes which fit chronologically within the original 22. Shiki is about a vampire plague in a rural, Japanese village. After a western style mansion is built near the village, an epidemic seems to start that kills young and old. Some people attacked by vampires turn into one after dying, while others just die. They die if exposed to sunlight and don't show vital signs like a pulse or body warmth. The catch is that vampires retain their humanity, memories and personality, but must drink human blood to survive.

Shiki fails as horror, to put it bluntly. A big part of this is that vampires are humanized quite a lot. Not just in an abstract, barely visible kind of way, but them acting casually and monologuing is extensively shown. This is done for thematic purposes, but shoots the horror side of things in the foot. The creepiness of mystery is removed and becoming a vampire stops looking bad enough to be scared of. Being attacked could also mean death, but the repetitiveness of vampire attacks also makes them less scary. Music cues and comic relief make it clear that Shiki gives up on being scary. Only the first few, slow episodes manage to be unnerving in that way, before we know what exactly is going on. Some of the gore later on did succeed in grossing me out, which deserves some points.

Shiki is mildly interesting from a philosophical perspective. The questions it raises are nothing new, but the way it asks them is at least entertaining. "Is it right to kill shiki" is a proxy for other quandaries like "is eating meat okay", "does living in a village suck", "is it okay to kill your fellow man to survive, or should you just kill yourself", and most importantly, "do humans = shit"? At only one point does a character suggest a way for shiki to survive without killing others or multiplying, and they get dismissed with a contrived comparison to humans eating meat. Ignoring the existence of vegetarians, if you were to be asked "would you kill and eat a cow that is clearly as smart as a human and could talk and read books and do calculus" and your answer would be "no", the philosophical premise kind of falls apart. I'm surprised that more of the vampires in shiki weren't suicidal or tried
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I watched Little Busters (including Refrain, EX/Ecstasy, and the OVA). Here are my thoughts:

Similarly to other Key adaptations, genuinely emotional moments are dispersed within, but you need to be willing to overlook some drawbacks. There are some great impactful scenes but you need to be patient. Like other Key adaptations, the writing/direction/script feels ham-fisted. Underneath this though there are elements with appreciable artistic merit.

I'm actually quite forgiving of VN adaptations because I understand that by their very nature there are limitations on direction quality. My view is that VN adaptations need to be 'watched differently' compared to ordinary anime. The nonlinear and discontinuous nature of the source material must be taken into consideration. Even with this in mind, the direction ranges from poor to okay. Direction is probably this anime's most significant flaw. Sometimes it feels like it 'fumbles the ball' during crucial emotional scenes.

Little Busters seems to lack the rich atmosphere that was so noteworthy in past Key works like Kanon and Air. Although it does have a similar melancholy undertone and a pervasive supernatural theme.

The cast is large but it's handled well; pretty much every character is likable and given a chance to shine. The female cast in particular has some really memorable characters who are very likable and full of personality; some of them felt like real people to me.

There are plenty of comfy SOL scenes/episodes. Healthy mix of drama and comfy SOL. There are some funny scenes but be prepared for some oh-so-hilarious Japanese slapstick humour, particularly in the earlier episodes. Foreshadowing is sometimes implemented well, and sometimes it is used ineffectively or insufficiently. As you might expect, the series becomes more drama-heavy in the later episodes.

The OST is, on average, maybe not quite as amazing as more well-known Key adaptations like Clannad. Nevertheless, it is still great and there are some excellent songs in the catalog if you dig through it. As expected, there are some absolutely breathtaking piano tracks. The OST is still far better than your average anime and is still a major source of enjoyment, don't get me wrong. I found myself rewinding scenes just to hear the music
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34282 No. 34282 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
A girl that just moved into town gets baited into joining a fishy club which is struggling to stay a float with bare minimum members. This little shrimp doesn't want to join but with time she'll be hooked on it. This anime is reel fun I swear, don't cast it aside!
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>> No. 34647 [Edit]
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Here's hoping there will be a sequel in the future.
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I'm going to miss this series, there's anything that could fill the void next season?
>> No. 34652 [Edit]
Doga Kobo's doing Maou-jou de Oyasumi next season, and there's Gochiusa too.
>> No. 34656 [Edit]
There will be a couple of cgdct SoLs as the other post mentioned but if you are looking for something iyashikei then unfortunately you might have to wait until winter, at least there will be Non Non.

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33988 No. 33988 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone pick up anything special yet?
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>> No. 34649 [Edit]
Higurashi, Majo no Tabitabi, Gochiusa S3, Maou-jou de Oyasumi, Ochikobore Fruit Tart, Dragon Quest and Strike Witches. And maybe Maesetsu. Seems like there's a lot of fun stuff this season after how the current year screwed over the last two.
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I've been looking forward to Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear for a while now so I'm happy to be able to watch it soon.
Maou-jou de Oyasumi, Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko, Rail Romanesque, Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii, Munou na Nana: Mini Anime, Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi 3 all look really cute. I hope I'll actually remember to watch them instead of letting good shows pass me by. I had a chance to read the manga for Majo no Tabitabi when I found it in a Barnes & Noble but I didn't feel like spending the money when I saw it. I'm not sure if I should read the manga instead of watching the anime.
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Probably just Majo no Tabitabi and Maou-jou de Oyasumi. It gets annoying to keep up with too many anime at the same time. If one of em turns out to not be that great I'll drop em for something else.
I think the only genuinely terrible PV I saw from this season was Iwakakeru or whatever that show was called, the rock climbing one. It was almost like a fucking fever dream. I saw some other things that looked really well done as shows but are just things I'd prefer to read in their source material instead. Also a lot of 2nd/3rd seasons it seems.
>> No. 34655 [Edit]
Yeah, comparatively there are a lot of interesting shows to look forward to this season.

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34614 No. 34614 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think there is absolutely no denying it.
The 'golden age of fan-subbing' is (or has been) officially over.
Feels weird to live through one of these things.
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>> No. 34624 [Edit]
>fansubs before and after they've obtained lyrics, you would have seen they were pretty off-the-mark before
I misunderstand English lyrics plenty of times, so I'd imagine it's a great deal worse in JP with the more abundant homophones.
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translating OP/ED songs just takes too much time, meaning it is not economically viable.

1. Unless you find the lyrics written somewhere, transcribing them is MUCH harder than transcribing regular speech. I can understand 99% of the spoken Japanese in an average anime just fine without having to hear it twice (with some exceptions like GitS and Tatami Galaxy), but there are Japanese songs I've listened to literally thousands of times and still barely understand a quarter of the lyrics. I'm sure I'm not the only one who often struggles to understand even the lyrics of English-language songs.

2. Speech is always spoken in the context of the accompanying visuals and the story, while song lyrics don't have these context clues to help you with your translation.

3. Song lyrics use much more colorful and rare vocabulary than regular speech.

4. Songs often deliberately leave the meaning of sentences open for interpretation, frequently by employing word plays and puns that are basically impossible to translate into English.

5. And after you've dealt with all that shit, 50% of the viewers will just complain that your subtitle track and its carefully timed karaoke progression completely ruin the beautiful visuals of the OP.

But yeah, people who are good at that whole typesetting stuff should really make some tutorial videos on how to do that.
>> No. 34638 [Edit]
It seems like the kind of thing people did more of back when it was more difficult. It's weird how that works. Or maybe my perception is completely off-base.
>> No. 34641 [Edit]
Seems like there are parallels to warez groups/the "scene", where part of the competition is trying to outdo the other in terms of showmanship and quality (which is indirectly for the sake of status/name-recognition).

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>> No. 34581 [Edit]
Yeah the movies are kind of a mess. I only got around to watching them all not that long ago. Some are fun and nice, but the majority are horrible. The world building is the least of their problems. I feel like they're an increasingly hard to pull off project each year as more and more characters get added in every time. managing 40+ characters in a single movie while ensuring they make time for all of the characters attacks and transformations and other expected elements, setting up a new story and villain, this on top of still having to work on the main series and another movie in the same year dedicated to the current season... It's amazing they can pull off what they do, even if it is a mess. borrowing just a single character from each series seems like the only logical way to go on.
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I wonder if cure earth was rushed out slightly ahead of scheduled in light of the issues with the merch spoiling her appearance. I'd have thought it'd be a good 5 ep more or so till they make an appearance.
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I love the way they have the same face!

>Pro tip: don't cut your own hair unless you want it to look like shit.
My brother and I cut each others' hair. Results are passable, especially if you have low expectations.
>> No. 34640 [Edit]
Guys have much lower standards for hair.

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30870 No. 30870 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which are the best anime girl hairstyles? Select your favourites.
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Ryouko (Tenchi Muyou!)
>I love her hair!
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Drill spirals.
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Double braids are the true power.
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Your taste is appreciated.

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4558 No. 4558 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's have a thread for screencaps! Please try to avoid spoilers, and when you post something spoilersome at least mark it as a spoiler pic properly.

Haado modo: Post only 'caps you've taken yourself.
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Depends on how you watch your anime, I think.
>> No. 34600 [Edit]
yeah, if you're away from your keyboard it can be rather bothersome. I've also fought a lot with my players which sometimes refuse to capture subtitles.
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Watching shiki. The incongruous character designs are pretty ridiculous.

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32666 No. 32666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
According to Anime Japan 2019, these are the most recognisable anime characters here.
How many do you recognise?
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>> No. 33887 [Edit]
Just going off the main character I would assume.
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Saw this and remembered this weird thread.

I still have no idea what the hell this is.
>> No. 34453 [Edit]
BOOM BOOM. Explode that keyboard!
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33911 No. 33911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets rock!
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Pretty much my reaction when they rolled out the boyband, who I must say seem even less likable than the first ones. ep3 are supposed to win you over, not make you want to drop the show.
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They may be cute, but I think putting huge plushy pawpads on your drumsticks would produce some horrible audio.
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Is "69" a thing in Japan?
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