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33555 No. 33555 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I found why the theatrical version of Evangelion isn't so popular in the West.
It's format is based on traditional Japanese arts.

Eva 1: 'the first act as "Love"; the play opens auspiciously, using gentle themes and pleasant music to draw in the attention of the audience'.
Eva 2: 'The second act is described as "Warriors and Battles" (shura). Though it need not contain actual battle, it is generally typified by heightened tempo and intensity of plot'.
Eva 3 Q (kyu): 'The third act, the climax of the entire play, is typified by pathos and tragedy. The plot achieves its dramatic climax'.
Eva 4: 'the fourth act as a michiyuki (journey), which eases out of the intense drama of the climactic act, and often consists primarily of song and dance rather than dialogue and plot'.
Eva 5: 'The fifth act, then, is a rapid conclusion. All loose ends are tied up, and the play returns to an auspicious setting'.
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>> No. 34137 [Edit]
Compared to Yuno or Junko, they are. They ground the crazy setting. What do you like about the originals?
>> No. 34140 [Edit]
>If you had never seen the originals
But everybody has. So what would be the point in repeating things everybody already knows?
That's a waste of time, just re-watch the TV if that's what you want.

>Shinji's lack of self-assurance is toned down and replaced by an action hero type character.
I don't see that. Just your imagination.

>I don't care about Rei.
Ahah, and that's why you don't like the rebuilds. They are for Rei.
Rebuild will be a Rei ending, I'm willing to bet.

And you're missing (as usual) a very big theme of the rebuilds. Identiy. Or the truth of identity.
If you actually paid attention to the film rather than just bandwagoning your brain to everybody else's, you would have noticed.
A lot of characters in the Rebuilds have questionable true identities. Asuka is an easy one, since her middle name changes. Can you prove this is the same Asuka from the TV? No, it's NEVER verified. And then in 3.0 Shinji asks if it's really Asuka and there is no answer. This is intentional (you'd know if you study theatre).
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>> No. 34141 [Edit]
>It begins slowly and auspiciously in the first part (jo), building up the drama and tension in the second, third, and fourth parts (ha), with the greatest climax in the third dan, and rapidly concluding with a return to peace and auspiciousness in the fifth dan (kyū).[2]

That's basically just the classic hero story in the west. It really is nothing new and it most certainly is nothing unique to Japan.
>> No. 34142 [Edit]
>But everybody has.
Unfortunately not. To some people, this is eva. I only "dislike" rebuild compared to the original and resent the idea of it as a replacement. Even the name is suggesting of that. What's being rebuilt and why does it need to be rebuilt? As a stand alone product it's just meh for me.
>I don't see that.
Compare how he acts before the first time he pilots in both.
>A lot of characters in the Rebuilds have questionable true identities
There may be some interest in that theory, maybe this is true maybe it's not. There might be some interest in the whole tired parralel universe thing. I don't think the story gains anything from that(compared to the original). What does rebuild say about identity? Just that it's questionable or not actually real? Lain did that better and said something more specific, how identity pretains to the internet.
>They are for Rei
Well that's nice. I thought Anno also didn't care about Rei and didn't get why other people did. Guess he wanted to make her more fleshed out by toning down the qualities which drew people to Rei in the first place.

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34105 No. 34105 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some good Mahou Shoujo animus? I've watched ones like Moetan and Nurse Witch Komugi, and I want to watch something similar.
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>> No. 34120 [Edit]
Don't suppose you've ever considered precure? or is that a bit too long?
>> No. 34125 [Edit]
I never really could get into it, I did try.
>> No. 34126 [Edit]
Does Nanoha or Yuuki Yuuna sound like what you're looking for in terms of seriousness?
>> No. 34139 [Edit]
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Watch Card Captor Sakura if you haven't already.
It's more serious than the shows you listed but it's one of the best magical girl shows out there.

Also, it's not 100% Mahou Shoujo but, you'd probably like Magical Pokaan.

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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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>> No. 33999 [Edit]
I recall she was depressed at one point because all her new dorm mates had jobs and she couldn't get anything past her editor.
>> No. 34001 [Edit]
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That scene is from episode 7 (14:24 or so), but the caption on that image doesn't match with the dialogue which is just her saying she wants to see everyone (having been scared into a box). She was indeed unsettled by the earlier fact that Koyume's manga was getting serialized, though.
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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. 33737 [Edit]
Anime doesn't cost much at all to make.
>> No. 34029 [Edit]
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Goblin's Crown
Out 2020.2.1
>> No. 34128 [Edit]

How does this make you feel /an/?
>> No. 34129 [Edit]
I don't really have an interest in any of those so it doesn't bother me. Whoever makes it, it's still being made for a western audience in the end but I prefer they produce originals for themself and the west than try to interact too much with the Japanese market. In theory, worst case scenario they make something awful and I just will not watch it, best case scenario they make something watchable. Who knows, maybe making it for a western audience will introduce some novel elements that could be interesting(although I doubt it).

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Healin' Good Precure Had a really strong start.
The production design and direction felt top notch. It seemed very polished.

Felt to me like they were doing tons of callbacks to older seasons too.
The monsters seem like the Oshimaida from HUGtto! Pretty Cure. The outfit designs look like the ones from Princess precure while having a flower theme and mascots like the ones from Heart Catch.. There's a pastry van featured a few times that seems like a possible callback to the Tako Café in the original. The ocean side setting looks a lot like the one from Splash Star. The background art is styled in a way like yes precure 5. This is also the first time since the original series we've had a black haired main character, not counting dark blue/purple here. People also kept pointing out early on that the group shared the same color theme as heart catch, and princess, but I don't think that's too weird. There's probably more I'm missing.
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I like how they say this right to the camera and not the person they're talking to. It's almost like they're advertising a product.
>> No. 34080 [Edit]
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I know they're doing the subs like this to avoid having them in the middle of the screen, but it still bugs me.
>> No. 34127 [Edit]
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Okami much?

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33903 No. 33903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone else want to go to school with a bunch of animals?
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>> No. 34121 [Edit]
It's Japanese so I doubt it even goes through their mind.
>> No. 34122 [Edit]
It could be a case of reading too much into it, but I can see why someone might see it as a metaphor.
>> No. 34123 [Edit]
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I wonder how people into traps feel about this.
>> No. 34124 [Edit]
I might be an ultra girly-cock-loving fag who lusts after 2D traps, but I'm not a furry.

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34085 No. 34085 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Seems everyone's making a fuss over how controversial this is. What are TC's thoughts on it?
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>> No. 34112 [Edit]
Like most adaptations of ecchi/porn, it mostly sucks. Animation too budget to be hot or adapt the manga style. Also censored to hell so there's basically no point to watching the tv version. Only good part was the spats shot of the futa loli angel.

As a side note, it's strange anyone's even picked this series up at all. En press did the translation of the manga too, which struck me as odd. Like who looked at this series and said "yeah this looks like a solid investment"? I need to learn moonrunes already, people who pick what gets translated be crazy.
>> No. 34115 [Edit]
I couldn't get into it, far too lewd. Maybe I'm just too old-fashioned, as a lot of people seem to be enjoying it.
>> No. 34116 [Edit]
Why is it so important whether I call it pornography or not? It's equivalent to porn for me, whether or not it is technically porn is irrelevant.
>> No. 34117 [Edit]
By definition it is pornography, if you want to be technical.

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33854 No. 33854 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This season's Kirara adaption. Gather around while we watch cute girls forge friendships as they seek to discover an asteroid. If you liked Slow Start, give this a shot!
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It feels like I missed something in this last episode: why are Monroe and Sakurai stepping down?

Also it's unfortunate that the next episode is a recap; I'm guessing this is due to production delays, possibly related to China shutdowns?
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She has good taste.
>> No. 34089 [Edit]
Right? I don't really see the point.
>> No. 34091 [Edit]
The recap episode was essentially just scenes from previous episodes stitched together, expository style; not worth spending your time watching.

What happens to the airing schedule due to the missed episode? Do they push everything back a week, or is the episode just skipped entirely?

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33911 No. 33911 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets rock!
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>> No. 33957 [Edit]
Because it looks like giant candy.
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So, she's this season's Retoree?
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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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34057 No. 34057 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Aikatsu general!
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Started watching the original Aikatsu a few weeks ago, oddly good timing with the thread. Surprised there wasn't one before actually. Gotta say though, even though I like the show and find the characters enjoyable to watch I don't think I want to watch past the first arc. I know there's another character that takes Ichigo's place as MC, probably around then. Think I'm just tired of idol anime if anything. Does the show keep its quality in the later eps, past 50-100? Also, I knew going in the cg would be bad at first and damn is it, but after about ep 20 it got waay better. At ep 30 now and one odd thing I still see about the live scenes is they aren't really singing a live song to an audience, it's more like a song being played in the background as they characters walk down a runway. Also what's with those weird head things the audience members started randomly wearing? They haven't mentioned them at all but started appearing at some point.
>> No. 34077 [Edit]
There was a long time ago, it died.
>Does the show keep its quality in the later eps, past 50-100?
This is just speculation, but I think they only had one year (50ep) planned, and found the series was a lot more popular than they expected so they just kept it going. I say that because I and others I've talked to about this believe 50-100 that it feels very much like that. The second year is a bit of a directionless inconsistent mess. I love 1-50 but temporary dropped Aikatsu after 50-100 for a few years.

They introduce a new character who's a literal copy cat of Ichigo that at one point gets shipped off for training because they forgot to give her any and have her return up to speed with everyone else. The music is bland, and the costume designs are terrible. All the different brands abandon what makes them unique and make all the outfits look like the same but with color swaps of each other, and with wings, wings everywhere, regardless of theme.

100-150 is 'better' at least, but still kinda bland. I hear a lot of the recent stuff is good but I'm still barely on 150-200 myself.
>> No. 34079 [Edit]
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It's interesting how casual they are about the many narcissistic idols they have.
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Even in Japan, I can't see a crowd gathering like this.

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Whatever people did to create catgirls in this world must have somehow have somehow had a serious effect on local wildlife to make birds this vicious and blood thirsty.
>> No. 34060 [Edit]
Supposedly crows in Japan are a bit more aggressive than those in America. They have to put nets over garbage bags and such to prevent crows from ripping them to shreds.
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That would explain why this isn't the first time I've seen pissed off crows being dicks in various other anime. Can't say I ever really thought too much about it though.
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I love it when shows like this take a sudden insane and ridiculous turn.

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