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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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2014 will be closing out with a broadcast of the four-episode adaptation of Tsukimonogatari, the tenth part of the Monogatari series, thirteenth book overall and first book in the final season of the series, with the story "Yotsugi Doll."

Blue-ray releases are planned for February and March 2, 2014. Please support. *Bow*
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Please support

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I hope it'll be better than Hanamonogatari. That one quite disappointed me.
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Watamote OVA came out on 20. Season 2 never.

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21032 No. 21032 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I recently got into an argument with a room full of around sixty anime fans. The topic of "how can we support shows we want" came up. People actually thought that by buying localised, translated DVDs and such, they could affect the anime market in Japan.

The statement I made was as follows: "We are not the target demographic for anime and manga. We are separated from them by half a planet, a language, an economy, and a culture." I was immediately booed and people started yelling about Space Dandy and "how the American anime industry and Japanese anime industry are becoming one entity"

I backed it up by a disclaimer that "it is okay for western animation and Japanese animation to draw inspiration from each other, but American animation will never be designed for a Japanese audience, and Japanese animation should never be designed for an American audience."

I also said it is not okay for people to think that a product of another culture should also cater to their sensibilities. I got booed at this point. People brought up social justice and said Japan sucks etc etc.

Is this an example of Western Supremacist thinking conditioned into society by media and education? Why does it always have to fucking fit your sensibilities and morals?

I really just want to fucking boot a lot of people out of anime fandom sometimes. I really do. These stupid Sarkeesian Effect shitscrapes. If you don't like it, get the fuck out. We don't want bullshit western tropes shoehorned into anime. We use anime to escape that fuckery.

So what are your thoughts? What would make people think it's okay for anime to become another bullhorn for Amerocentric bullshit? Is anime becoming, or in risk of becoming, influenced by the American market? Or is this just yet another case of group narcissism and internalised nationalism?
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>> No. 21133 [Edit]

The only thing I care about are anime discussions on /an/. If you have nothing to say about anime then get the fuck out.
>> No. 21135 [Edit]
Your previous post have little to nothing to do with anime.
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usa is the best country
>> No. 21148 [Edit]
Seconded. This is simply the wrong place to discuss this dreck.

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Nightmare fuel.
>> No. 21080 [Edit]
I'm excite to see how the tanuki will trouble their group in the next episode.
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This show sure is something.
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She looks normal here

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Yes, although you'll probably see it being used as a belt of sorts about as often as something she'll use in fights.
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So much of the combat is being skipped that it's getting nonsensical.

but it feels a lot more like a shoujo than a monster of the week show for little girls.
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What's the point of a cliff-hangar episode end if the preview spoils what is going to happen?
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>What's the point of a cliff-hangar episode end if the preview spoils what is going to happen?

To SM's defence it's hardly the first show to do that. Me, I never watch previews so the cliffhanger wasn't lost on me... not that it mattered because I genuinely don't care much what'll happen (to begin with nothing could happen either way).

Man, such mixed feelings here. This is such a weird situation, too. I'm sure most of people who watch this are fans of the old SM. Thing is this is nothing like old SM. Whether it's like the mnaga I can't say since I'm not familiar with the source material but I bet it is. This creates a pretty amusing situation, though, as I'm sure I'm not the only person who prefered the old SoLesque version: people like SM but they don't like Takeuchi SM.

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20892 No. 20892 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's like an anime version of rollercoaster tycoon!
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Jesus fucking Christ...

Did no one tell this dickhead that the target audience for a theme park is children and familys? The very first problem they encounter with the park is the misleading love hotel nextdoor... and one of his first ideas to attract more guests is to reinforce the negative image by whoring out the cast members? what in the fuck is wrong with this guy? Do you think anyone would take their kids to Disneyland ever again if the park made the Disney princesses strip down and hop around half naked for the tv ads? I really couldn't believe what I was seeing, I mean I know this is japan we're talking about here but... god damn...
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and for what? An online video that gets shit views with a barely noticeable increases in visitors?

This is the guy who's supposed to save this park? maybe they'd be better off with the shady corporation after all.
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>Do you think anyone would take their kids to Disneyland ever again if the park made the Disney princesses strip down and hop around half naked for the tv ads?
I'm pretty sure more than one divorced dad would begin to take the time to take his children to disney regularly if they did so.
>> No. 21145 [Edit]
Somehow I feel they wouldn't have custody of their kids for very long.

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20881 No. 20881 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This was a pretty nice first episode.
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>> No. 21086 [Edit]

>but since it's Gen I believe he can deliver a story even after the original got resolved.

I have yet to see him deliver anything worthwhile. Well, aside from Saya maybe. Psycho Pass S1 had medicore-high-schooler level of writing.
>> No. 21107 [Edit]

S2 is Ubukata Tow's story.
>> No. 21109 [Edit]
In the opening it says Gen is a supervisor, so if Ubukata is any good it might also fix >>21086
's problem with the writing.
The concept is good, but I can agree that the way it is being handled is a bit..
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The new villain (?) is already more interesting than Makishima IMO.

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21112 No. 21112 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anime about running a bookstore in akihabara. watch it.
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Feels kinda hard to judge anything off that first ep alone. Then again I kept drifting off and not paying much attention (that's what I get for watching anime on a second monitor). Art and animation felt a bit sub-par if nothing else. Reminded me a lot of shows like comic party and genshikun. Not the greatest thing this season but I'll keep watching.
>> No. 21124 [Edit]
I highly recommend reading the manga too. I've only watched one episode so far, but it lacked a bit of the mushy-ness which is a trademark of the manga.
Especially the girls' voices were well cast. I laughed way too hard at some point, but can't remember when.

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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. 21047 [Edit]

In >>20647's case that explanation doesn't sound very convincing considering that luxurious villa is in one of space colonies. Why would it even be cold there.
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This is the stupidest name I have ever seen
>> No. 21114 [Edit]
I laughed harder than I should have.

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18760 No. 18760 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
The eleventh season of precure is here!
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Should have thought about that before selling your body for a dime bag.
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Wow, a characters who's actually kinda interesting. I can't believe it.
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I wish I knew what the fuck that thing is. I keep seeing it eveywhere.

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2446 No. 2446 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Let's have a thread for "old" stuff (i.e. not from the newest season) that you're catching up on.

Pic related: I'm watching Hidamari Sketch x 365 (AKA the second season). I've been thinking for awhile lately that I wanted to watch something with a "weird" character like Osaka/Rin, and Miyako kinda fits the bill, so this was just what I'm looking for.

What are you watching?
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I'll agree on that, the overall plot was pretty dumb and Mimiru was indeed quite deliciously brown. Anime needs more characters like her.
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Finished Otome Youkai Zakuro. I was specficially told to stay way from it ever since it aired (sounded like it could be neat based on Autumn chart). It was nowhere near as bad as people made it out to be. Not like it's a masterpiece either but it's decent enough.

Part of what I liked about it is how it panders to my tastes with it's Meiji-esque setting and general shinto stuff so I'm hardly objective here. But I've got to say that I dig the setting and found the characters to be very likeable. The production values are pretty good and it has a great cast.
Unfortunately I didn't care for the plot. At all. I wonder how much of it is just anime writer's fanwank seeing as the manga is still ongoing and the series isn't exactly new. The show was very casual about some really grimdark stuff, felt kinda weird.

Good series overall, though, can't say I regret spending my time on it.
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Finished Ristorante Paradiso, too. This one was on my backlog for a longer while. I was pretty sure it's a noitaminA series, turns out in aired on Fuji TV's short-lived Noise block, though (the only other two series which aired in that block were Michiko to Hatchin and Aoi Hana).

Great show. Liked it a lot. A perfect example that a good OST can make a show by itself. Especially if it's coupled with an OP which sets the perfect mood before the ep even starts. The show seemed to lose focus for ~two eps midway through the series but it's nothing major. It's a tad naive and the characters aren't very complex but that's for the best in this case - trying to force some serious drama would ruin it.
I don't have much to say about this one other than the fact that I recommend it. I'll probably pick up Antique Bakery next.
>> No. 21127 [Edit]
I watched the first 5 episodes of Haruhi in broadcast order. I was not impressed, though I don't think I've ever seen a comedy anime that I like. Also, why are most anime comedies called slice-of-life? Is the idea that less stuff happens in a slice-of-life?

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20571 No. 20571 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I love you maji de!
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So genki, so best.
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Didn't expect to see that name mentioned here.

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Aww shit.

I love pink hair's voice.
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Hopefully we get the subs for the last few eps before New Year's.

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