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33396 No. 33396 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How far into a series do you go before deciding to drop it? What are your thoughts on the "3 episode rule" that has become colloquial knowledge and a de-facto threshold?

This may vary between genres, but for the SoL genre I find character interactions are the most important aspect that define the show and it usually only takes one or two episodes to ascertain the pacing, mood, and style. Similarly for comedy, where usually one episode is sufficient to determine the style of humor.

The issue with this is that I often have the lurking fear that I may have missed out on a show that gets better at a later episode. While these are usually an exception, some shows like Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san or Animegataris improve midway through with the addition of a character or mild subversion of expectations. It seems absurd to watch an entire series that one has no interest in solely based on this fear of missing out though, so where do you draw the line in deciding to stop watching.
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>> No. 37964 [Edit]
There are a lot of shows I drop at the first episode. I usually look for something that immediately draws me in and I'll watch the whole series no problem. Those dropped series will usually pop up in my idle thoughts and I'll try again and they'll stick.
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If the premise doesn't excite or impress you, skip it straight away..
>> No. 38104 [Edit]
Over the past year I've been trying to never drop anything. Even the most dogshit show I'll still finish. Sometimes I really have to force myself and for some shit I'm watching 5 minutes a day for weeks to months until I finish it. But at least I never feel the fear of missing out, because I never miss out anymore.

Now, this is actually pretty healthy in my opinion for anime because they're short and it trains you to finish what you start no matter what even if you have to force yourself, which can be helpful in other scenarios. But I also do it for VNs and I have now been reading White Album 2 for two years and I hate myself because it's just not my thing. Almost finished though I'm on coda.
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Use a player (eg. vlc) that can play at 1.5x speed without increasing the potch of the audio. Hehe.

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>> No. 37983 [Edit]
IGN didn't do their homework.
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>Readers added context they thought people might want to know
>Isekai literally means "different world" in Japanese. The Oxford definition says that isekai is a genre "... where a protagonist who is transported to or reincarnated in a different, strange, or unfamiliar world.", which is in line with the word's definition in Japanese.
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Is she ever 'not' pissed off?
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I'm glad the series got so much praise and love, now it's not crazy to think about more seasons and even movies in the distant future.

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37954 No. 37954 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
higurashi sotsu ep13

it was really about friendship all along... just as i thought.........

what an ending to the reboot. and the song playing at the end....... I cried.

It makes one think about various things.
>> No. 37955 [Edit]
For me, it's the 2006 one or nothing. Didn't enjoy all the alien and magic stuff that comes later. Back when the reboot started, it took 1 episode to know it wasn't for me.
>> No. 37956 [Edit]
Had never really got myself updated to this series in a decade already...only remember watching 4 seasons of it, original run, -kai, -rei, and -kira. after checking the few images of that last released season(sotsu), it really made me miss that original run artwork.
>> No. 37986 [Edit]
Nothing to Niipah about.
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I finally caught up on the new trigun anime from a while ago. It was quite good, it had the spirit of the original even though it was very different.

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34319 No. 34319 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How much do you care about encode quality of the anime you watch?

For newer shows there's not really much choice since you're essentially limited to downloading stream rips from HS/Erai (or re-encodes thereof) or waiting until a blu-ray release. But even then, do you go back and re-watch/re-download shows for archival purposes, and if so how much care do you put into select the "best" encode (bitrate, compression format, etc.). Do you use a local upscaler (e.g. Anime4K as discussed in a previous thread on here)?

For older shows you can usually find a plethora of different releases from different groups – especially during the infamous push for 10-bit – and amusingly I used to find myself spending more time sorting through them trying to pick out the "best" than it took to watch several episodes.
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>> No. 34333 [Edit]
For older anime I don't mind if it's a DVD rip (it just has to be a good one). I find most of my stuff in high-quality anyway. But for recent anime I try to get the best release available since I've a lot of space with my 2x3TB HDD.
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I like a decent quality ~ 360/480 for older releases.720 minimum for new releases.
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I was curious enough to look up exactly what those encoders do, obviously one part is the tweaking the actual hyperparameters for the encoder (e.g. compression level, crf, etc.) but that part is boring and I'm skeptical that you really get that much extra compression beyond a certain point, especially when disk space is relatively cheap so an extra 50MB is nothing.

Then the other part is the pre-processing of the input source (probably either transport cap, webrip, BD source, or someone else's encode) before you encode it with filters. This part is theoretically easy to understand, basically just applying standard image-processing filters (or if you want to be fancy temporal filters as well), but wow is the actual software they use a mess. You'd think that there's be some nice standard library of image-processing filters, and then community packages or something, complete with documentation as to what exactly the filter is doing from a signal processing perspective. But no, instead it seems to be a mess of poorly documented transforms you just pipeline together.

Like say you want to do some antialiasing on an image. In a sane world you'd assume there's some central repository of filter people have contributed, and it would provide an overview of what exactly it does in terms of image processing, with some example before/after shots. This is what you'd expect in the programming world whenever you have 3rd party libraries, and even domain-specific languages like R and LaTeX have high-quality documentation for packages. But that's not the case at all here apparently, the standard for VaporSynth (or AviSynth) functions is to just chuck them onto a forum. If you're lucky, they might even explain in pseudo-code how they work, but almost none of them will bother to even include a visual before/after comparison. The only examples I could find are for outdated AviSynth [1, 2, 3].

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I actually set the video size to 3/4 scale, instead of having it cover the entire field of view on my monitor. I think I originally started doing this because I was "used" to how things felt on a smaller monitor, but I think there's also good reason to force most of the frame within your visual center. True it's less "immersive", but I think for anime this tradeoff is worth it. It also makes it easier to scan subs, if you use them.

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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. 37950 [Edit]
The cultural impact his work had all over the world is insane. I'm not a big fan of Dragon Ball but I did play Chrono Trigger and his artstyle wasn't hard to recognize.
I often see Japanese people online speak fondly of Maruko-chan in the same way as Doraemon, Shin-chan, Anpanman, etc.
RIP, both of them.

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Japanese Illustrator and Animator Mutsumi Inomata has passed away
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Weekly Oricon Ranking (by Manga Series): Mar 18 - 24 2024
01. Blue Lock: 166,001
02. The Apothecary Diaries - Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou: 131,339
03. Sousou no Frieren: 123,654
04. Mashle: Magic and Muscles: 122,554
05. Spy x Family: 108,835
06. One Piece: 98,962
07. Record of Ragnarok: 98,194
08. Haikyuu!!: 92,087
09. Call of the Night: 74,568
10. Uma Musume Cinderella Gray: 68,557
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The official Twitter account for the Sister Princess franchise announced the launch of its 25th anniversary project. The account was originally launched for the franchise's 20th anniversary in 2019, and it is now relaunched for another anniversary project.

According to the announcement, the 25th anniversary project will include:

Crowdfunding (details will be announced later)

The production of Chikage's 3D model

Sister Princess joins HoloModels, an AR & MR application that allows users to enjoy digital figures using VR devices and smartphones

A virtual space recreating "Kita no Hanare," a memorable place that appeared in the Sister Princess anime

"SisPri Virtual Live," in which sisters sing and dance

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31776 No. 31776 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anima Yell, a pretty straight forward and typical sports anime about a group of girls forming a chair leading club.
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Totally not suspicious at all, definitely not going to draw any attention to yourself.
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This is a cute show
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Darn those crazy weird English terms!

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35203 No. 35203 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
With Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou being out now, I'm not sure why no one made a thread for this yet but hey here it is now. No need to thank me!
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It's been a crazy ride so far
>> No. 37985 [Edit]
Why are there so many versions of Higurashi? That makes it confusing for to decide why to start...

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Reminder that Das Finale 4 will be out in a matter of weeks.
Panzer Vor!
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Das Finale 4 blue-ray disc will have ova with the tankery captains of each school.
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Waiting for Das Finale 5

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34746 No. 34746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Seems like for every sport out there you can find an anime about it, typically involving a school club full of cute girls. Can you name any sports that haven't gotten this treatment that you'd like to see animated someday?
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>> No. 35413 [Edit]
This Jetmotto remake looks fantastic.
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Not exactly a sport and it will probably be an extension of anime like Yuru Camp or Yama no Susume but I'd like an SoL anime dedicated to walking or お散歩. There are already manga in these forms but I thought a cgdct SoL would probably be nice. I enjoy walking and used to take really long walks exploring new terrains and places but haven't done so in years since I've moved.
>> No. 35461 [Edit]
If only "Yuri on Ice" wasn't already taken as a title.
>> No. 37893 [Edit]
How about "Yuri skating"?

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29466 No. 29466 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
With the two largest anime torrent sites down, a lot of older and lesser known shows have become harder and harder to aquire. This thread is for torrents you have either created or are seeding for media which falls into this category. If you've got anything you believe is worth sharing, feel free to leave a link. If you've been looking for something, requests are cool too.

Post anything you are seeding which nobody else is, so others can as well. It'll save many the trouble of waiting weeks if not months for seemingly dead links.

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>> No. 32820 [Edit]
Here's an upload of Pripri Chii-chan. Most of it is in 1080p, but one ep is only 720 without any trace of a 1080 version ever being uploaded online. Quality is fine anyway of course so no big deal. I really enjoy this one, hopefully some others can get some enjoyment out of it too if you haven't heard of it. Has some pretty nice opening/ending themes too, not just the songs themselves but they have some dance sequences as well if you watch.
>> No. 32823 [Edit]
I've trying to get [To-Y RC] BB Fish [221e2bc5].mp4 since last May. So far I'm up to 85% and considering my ratio on that file is pretty good, I'm assuming there are a number of other people out there at 85%, but we all have the same seventeen twentieths
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What happen to internet remembering everything? All I get these days are link-rot and unseeded torrents.
>> No. 37972 [Edit]
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When the flavor of the month anime stops airing...

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37970 No. 37970 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
tohno, how is hanashiro doing?

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