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33818 No. 33818 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Turning 30 soon and feeling kind of morose about the whole thing. What are some animes with 30-year-old protagonists? Found Recovery of an MMO Junkie, not sure if it's good though
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>> No. 33886 [Edit]
This looks interesting. Thanks
>> No. 33900 [Edit]
Hyouge Mono
>> No. 34451 [Edit]
Makoto in GHOST IN THE SHELL? OK, not many here are ex-military but she qualifies as 30+
>> No. 37384 [Edit]
Dragonball's Son Goku is 30 years old in human terms now. Right?

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30190 No. 30190 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
If you liked Yama no Susume, you're sure to love this one!
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>> No. 37357 [Edit]
Spending money on rolls for digital camping equipment so your yurus won't die from the cold and starvation.
>> No. 37358 [Edit]
story line follows the anime/manga
>> No. 37382 [Edit]
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Who else here likes mountains?
>> No. 37383 [Edit]
Who doesn't like them?

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33019 No. 33019 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How would you describe your favourite character 'type' in anime?
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NOT allowed
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Absolutely haram
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Feisty and baka.

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33339 No. 33339 hide watch 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. 37332 [Edit]
I couldn't stand how fast the narrator in Tatami Galaxy talks, dropped it after 5 minutes because of that
>> No. 37333 [Edit]
I got used to it.
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I watched Claymore, an action fantasy anime from the 2000s. It was enjoyable. Surprisingly good action scenes, with more strategic elements than is typical. There was a whole lot of bullshit and shounen power ups, but it wasn't so ridiculous as to break my immersion. Animation quality is fair.

The atmosphere is great and one of Claymore's best attributes. This is helped by the stellar soundtrack. Although it's been compared to Berserk, it's not at that level. The setting is far less interesting than Berserk's.

Some problems. Raki was a somewhat annoying and unnecessary character. I understand how he plays into the theme of accepting help from others, he just doesn't do a whole lot besides follow Clare everywhere. The relationships she forms later with fellow claymores is more compelling, so giving Clare a rookie claymore companion would probably have worked better.

There's also the anime original, open-ending. It wasn't great, but it didn't anger me like it seems to have other people. I don't think you should avoid Claymore because of it. If you're in the mood for a darker action series, I would recommend it.
>> No. 37380 [Edit]
MF Ghost ~ it's an updated Initial D with the updated Toyota 86 and camera drones. Heh.

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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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Maruyama was former president of animation studio Actas
Manga creator Yūji Takemura reported on Tuesday that his brother-in-law, anime producer Shunpei Maruyama, has passed away. Takemura did not reveal the cause of Maruyama's death, but said that his family has already held a wake and funeral.

Maruyama was formerly the president of Actas, the studio that is perhaps best known for the Girls & Panzer and Princess Principal original anime franchises. Maruyama was animation producer for both anime, including the 2015 Girls und Panzer der Film anime film and the Princess Principal: Crown Handler six-part film series (of which three have been released). Maruyama's last post on his Twitter account was New Year art featuring Girls & Panzer protagonist Miho and Princess Principal protagonist Ange.
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This is only news to me, because my life had distracted me around the time of this announcement, but I didn't see it posted here, so I'll post it:
The Light Novel, Magical Girl Raising Project: Restart, (sequel to Magical Girl Raising Project: Unmarked, which already had an anime-adaptation, as you may recall) will be getting an anime adaptation.

This one's been in my prayers for a while, guys. Is this man's doing, or God's? When I heard that you could ask for anything, and that God, being a person and not a vending machine, can fulfil or reject, I just let loose, and presented my wish list. I presented it repeatedly. Now Restart is in the works.
Did God hear my prayers? Will there really be a fantastic two-cour Restart adaptation, a two-cour Limited adaptation, and an amazing JOKERS movie-adaptation some day? I dared to ask, but I suppose time will tell.

I must say though: the future looks really bright right now.
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Studio Ghibli set to become subsidiary of Nippon TV
>> No. 37379 [Edit]
Interesting. It'd be super-comfy if Ghibli put out a nice TV-movie every 18 months or so.

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27148 No. 27148 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
flip fappers is good
the colors
holy fuck
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>> No. 35804 [Edit]
>her dependence on her mother
Who she never even knew. What dependence could you have for a person you never even met? A deep-seeded longing for her mother isn't very well-established either.
>it wasn't actually "hypnosis"
She acted hypnotized and not aware of her surroundings, so for all intents and purposes, she was hypnotized.
>the symbolic interpretation of this should be obvious
Yeah, it's the power of love and friendship. This theme conflicts with "becoming your own person" a bit. Sure "she must go out of the tree herself", but she doesn't think to do it on her own. She might as well be swapping her mother for her friends and gay lover.
>But that's what every episode basically was?
The in universe explanation is that Pure Illusion is another dimension that actually exists. This is a misdirection. All of the magical girl, collecting rocks just because stuff was also a needless distraction. A straight forward "here's a neural meguffin, lets use it and see what happens" set-up, would have served better.
>everything that happens in pure illusion must be interpreted through that lens
Unless I'm back in english class and getting a grade, I want to enjoy my stories first, then look at them with an uber-deep, symbolic lens.

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>> No. 35888 [Edit]
I was reminded of Pure Illusion when I came across the works of Neville Goddard. He was in the camp of those who believe that reality can be influenced by thoughts. (This idea is also found in certain magick communities, and is presumably the basis for things like manifestation/law of attraction). The idea that reality is a sort of canvas we all influence (whether we consciously realize it or not), that things change fluidly and regularly without our noticing, and that the gaps are filled in by our collective logic feels like a very direct, literal representation of the idea of pure illusion.

Of course a natural question is to what extent is this true. Putting aside the question of free will for a moment, we have control over our own thoughts and feelings (and this can be strengthened through things like meditation) so it's true in that limited sense. And we can of course influence the world through our actions, and deeply desiring a situation will make you more observant/likely to act so as to establish that situation so it's true in that limited sense. And things like the placebo effect show that mere (unconscious) intention itself is sufficient to effect some change within the realm of your body. I think anything stronger than that is wishful thinking at best, delusional fantasy at worst; but ironically fully committing to that on both a conscious and unconscious level might make it more likely for you to act on things you wouldn't have acted on before.
>> No. 37376 [Edit]
Why do you think the show was titled "flip flappers." As a reminder, the organization in the show is also called FlipFlap. I've thought about a lot of aspects of the show, but never considered the title, and I'm drawing blanks here.

Just laying out the dictionary definition
>with repeated strokes and noise
>the repeated sound and motion of something loose that is moved by recurrent impulses
I feel the second definition makes some sense here. There's a sense of repetition, periodicity, also a sense of freedom (the imagery of wings is associated). But at the same time that periodic motion is comprised of two parts, the "flip" and the "flap" (akin to the "tick" + "tock" clock imagery we see in the show a few times). And the fact that these two are dual to each other is probably analogous to Papika/Cocona's relationship.
>> No. 37377 [Edit]
For fun I asked chatgpt to pontificate on possible reasons. Here's what it spat out:

>Wordplay and Fun: The title "Flip Flappers" has a playful and catchy quality to it, which could reflect the whimsical and imaginative nature of the series. It might be intended to draw viewers in with its memorable and unique name.

>Transformation and Change: Throughout the series, the two main characters, Cocona and Papika, often undergo transformations and change appearances when entering different worlds within "Pure Illusion." The term "flip" can imply a sudden change or transformation, and "flap" can suggest movement or travel. This could symbolize the central theme of personal growth, self-discovery, and the ever-changing nature of the girls' adventures.

>Symbolism: The title may also be symbolic of the girls' journey to discover their true selves. "Flip" could symbolize turning one's life around or making important decisions, while "flap" could represent the wings of change and the freedom to explore new possibilities. The series features themes of self-discovery, emotional turbulence, and the transition from childhood to adulthood so the title might symbolize the ups and downs, twists and turns, and constant changes that young people experience during this period of their lives.

>Mystery and Intrigue: The title might be intentionally cryptic, sparking curiosity in potential viewers. It doesn't immediately reveal the premise of the show, encouraging people to explore it to find out more.

>Duality and Contrast: The title "Flip Flappers" could suggest a sense of duality or contrast, which is a recurring theme in the series. Cocona and Papika have contrasting personalities and backgrounds, and they often find themselves in contrasting and surreal worlds within "Pure Illusion." The title may reflect the idea of opposites coming together and complementing each other.

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37189 No. 37189 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
We all know dubs are shit, but have you ever wondered what exactly makes them so bad?
I heard something recently with a bad dub, a short scene with a guy trying(but not very hard) to sound angry and I noticed something. It wasn't just how he was saying his lines, but the lines themselves just seemed really awkward. I always thought the problem was localizers hiring cheap unskilled voice actors who have no passion for the stuff they work on. Now I think that's only half of it, with the other half being poor translations that don't fit what English speakers would actually say. I think there's just no effort at all put into trying to make the dialog sound natural.
It then reminded me of a conversation I had with someone who insisted P&SG had a great dub, with their reasoning being that the characters actually swear. Then I got to thinking, anime that are said to have good dubs, like samurai pizza cat and ghost stories, both take some extreme liberties with the source material, allowing the voice actors to go nuts.
It got me to thinking. Can dubs actually be good if the translations become much less literal? Should they be? or do you think that's too offensive to the source material, and translations should be kept as closely as possible to the original meaning regardless of how weird it might sound in another language? Do you think the same holds true for subs as well?

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Do you watch your own dubs? Also, do think dubs have any value to people who aren't blind/illiterate, or is it just a source of income for you?
>> No. 37231 [Edit]
I do, I rewatch them with whatever friends or family members want to see my work and take note of their reactions. What stuff they get confused about, if they laugh at the localized jokes, shit like that. I take note of what I can do better next time or if I notice any mistakes on the 3rd or 4th rewatch, I remind myself not to make similar mistakes in the future.

As for if dubs have value aside from for accessibility reasons? I'm of two minds about it. On one side, I hope that the dubs I make are at least good/interesting enough to warrant a rewatch from someone on a show they might've thrown aside after the seasonal cycle. Right now, anime feels so disposable and a lot of shows just die on the vine after their season is over, so I do enjoy the tiny surge in conversation when a dub drops and people actually like watching it & talking about it. But on the other side, I recognize that that's a shot in the arm that most popular shows don't need because they don't become corpses after their season concludes. Which means that super popular/current shows don't really need dubs as much as smaller, overlooked titles. But of course, the dubs of the biggest shows are the ones that get the most attention, which can be frustrating. But I hypothesize that a lot of that stems from accessibility. You can go to your local bugerland convention and see the English voice actors pretty easily, while the seiyuu usually are only available sometimes, and with big lines and even bigger autograph price tags. So I guess you could say dubs have value in being the more easily accessible way for English-speakers to interact with their favorite show, but that does make English VAs sound like the Value Meal(tm) of anime. That's because we are, though, I have no illusions of not being that. I guess it depends on if you see that option existing as inherently valuable or not.

Only once or twice have I produced a dub and gone, "No, this is actually better than the Japanese version and it's good that we made it," and that's usually when the Japanese version has definite problems like the music being mixed too fucking loud to even hear the voices or someth
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>actual talent goes into Hollywood, TV, Broadway, etc., not voice acting
So true. The current Hollywood actors and writers strike is going to show everyone who is talented and who is there due to connections.
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>usually when the Japanese version has definite problems like the music being mixed too fucking loud to even hear the voices or something like that

I've dropped some anime because loud/idiotic music. It was like "this is good but i just can't take this anymore". I kinda wish anime would be like VNs where i can turn down the music and even voice of annoying characters.

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35476 No. 35476 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
A thread for anime you have something to say about but don't want to make a thread for. Thought that this might be a good alternative to the seasonal anime thread and encourage people to post more.

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>I know it sounds edgy as fuck but considering the things spirits are capable of and Yayoi's backstory I think it's justified.
Indeed. These ghosts are Mieruko-tier, so anything less would be insufficient. The monster that Yayoi hopes to ultimately slay is horrific.

>But yeah the spineless MC is mandatory in this kind of shows for self inserting reasons but he isn't that bad fortunately.
The MC turned out to be better than I thought. He does love to scream in terror, but he trained his body to help Eiko; he resolved to fight against nightmarish apparitions to help those whom he loves. It's as enjoyable to me as a brutal ghostbusting loli. Not to mention his character might have a bit more depth to it if the ending to the first episode is any indication.

>it makes me feel nostalgic of my early days watching anime.
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As if you could ever decline an invitation to genocide the incorporeal with these two.
>> No. 37372 [Edit]
Tried watching that and couldn't get through more than an episode. Felt like a tonal catastrophe.
>> No. 37373 [Edit]
I don't even remember much from it besides the fanservice. Could try the manga if you need your spook fix.

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36511 No. 36511 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
anime like noir,please?
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>> No. 36519 [Edit]
Have you tried Madlax?
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Jormungand is pretty good too although I haven't gotten around to finishing it yet
>> No. 36536 [Edit]
Have you tried Black Lagoon?
>> No. 37368 [Edit]
Wanna try Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド, Yorumungando) ?

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14094 No. 14094 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Recommendations thread:
What's the best anime to watch when you are stuck at home on a rainy day?
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Buddy Daddies
Marginal Service
>> No. 37140 [Edit]
Macross Delta Walküre
>> No. 37299 [Edit]
Skip & Loafer feels like a Honey and Clover spin-off ~
>> No. 37367 [Edit]
Lupin III
You're under arrest

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28663 No. 28663 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For those who haven't already noticed, Nyaa is down and they say it's for good this time. Apparently it has something to do with recently changes to EU laws.
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>> No. 37363 [Edit]
Most people streaming are doing so for free on sketchy websites. Lower quality is enough of a reason to prefer download over streaming. Not to mention sub groups already offer 480p or HEVC encodes to save time. With that said most people aren't picky about quality because the bar has been lowered over the years which is ironic considering in the past you were forced to watch videos in semi shit quality due to obsolete ISP plans not yet ready to accommodate video buffering
>> No. 37364 [Edit]
I guess reasons for watching anime differ a lot considering I myself care about quality only if the video is actually unwatchable, though I have yet to encounter one even though I go through random seasonal shows, movies and OVAs often. The worst I remember was some old OVA where the subs occasionally stuck in place and new ones appeared above them but I found even that watchable, that was on 9anime
>> No. 37365 [Edit]
Yes the re-encodes often use lower bitrate, but unless you're a videophile or something it's still perfectly enjoyable. The slightly more major issue is quality of subs (if the show actually had fansubs made), but I've found that the usually the stremaing sites will mirror the "most popular" release of the show (which may not necessarily be the one with best subs, but is usually good enough).
>Not to mention sub groups
Nit: CR re-encode groups, there aren't any actual sub groups left
>> No. 37366 [Edit]
Also the size of encodes has been creeping up in recent years, I guess as tools have become more accessible and disk space more plentiful, people don't see the need to put in as much effort on reducing the net size.

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