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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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>> No. 36205 [Edit]
I didn't know that. That's funny. I think it's a cute style though.
>> No. 36206 [Edit]
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I can't really blame them. That backgrounds are competent(assuming she also did them) and the anatomy could be worse, but the face is all messed up(from my outsider perspective).

Post edited on 21st May 2022, 8:18pm
>> No. 36208 [Edit]
I honestly think that's cute. That type of face makes more sense in b&w but the colors really bring out the weird doesn't. I'm saying this because I swear I've seen this type of face in manga before and it looked better there but damn it, I can't quite remember what's the title. I think the mouth is too high up, if you cover it with the mouse cursor you'll see the rest of the face has a very regular anime distribution. My opinion anyways. Maybe it's my protective instinct kicking in just because she has blue hair, who knows.
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I thought it wouldn't get any worse from Fuuko's arc...

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36114 No. 36114 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If you're not already watching this, you should really fix that.
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>> No. 36135 [Edit]
That's what I'm guessing too.
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>> No. 36211 [Edit]
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Anya is literally neurodivergent and a minor

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36202 No. 36202 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any thoughts on this series? It's about a 28-year-old who travels back in time to 2006 and redoes their life or something like that. I thought I'd download it after seeing this scene alluding to Haruhi. I'm only on the first episode but it seems slow to start
>> No. 36204 [Edit]
How does it differ to re;life?
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Different animu
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36169 No. 36169 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
one of my favorite anime. too bad there's no continuation even if the author said he would continue it. (we only got a LN in japanese only unfortunatly)
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35784 No. 35784 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I have conducted a thorough analysis of anime from the year 2016. The primary purpose of this analysis is to identify works which have artistic merit, and to classify the nature of that artistic merit. Secondarily, my intent here is to rank the works in terms of their superiority in various categories. This will allow for comparison with other surveys of 2016 anime. This analysis is an expression of my own personal opinions and did not involve input from anyone else. I did this for my own intellectual and personal satisfaction, but I also hope that others may find it interesting or useful. At the very least, maybe this will generate some interesting discussion. Additionally, if you're looking for anime to watch, you can peruse through the specific categories I've provided to identify works that are likely to suit your tastes. 

Only anime which started airing in 2016 are considered here. Meaning that anime for which the first season aired before 2016 are not considered (ex. neither Hibike Euphonium nor Love Live are candidates here). The considered anime are evaluated on the basis of all seasons that have aired (not just the first season in 2016). Movies are not included unless they are related to a TV anime (ex. Bungou Stray Dogs). I am conducting reviews for other years using this same system. Annual reviews are typically done as soon as the year ends, but I believe my methodology here is superior for conducting reviews of years retrospectively. Furthermore, classifying the year's best works only by season/genre I find is an ineffective method for identifying meritorious works, so I've included more-specific categories. 

Categories and their results are listed below. Winning titles for each category are separated by commas, with the superior titles being listed first. For the genre categories I've provided two answers (the winning title followed by the runner up). However, polls for anime of the season and anime of the year typically list many top candidates in their results, so I've followed a similar procedure with my results here. For the anime of the season and year results, I've listed the top-5 candidates in order of superiority, with the winning title listed first and the progressively lesser titles listed afterwards.

Regarding the genre results, there are a couple important
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>> No. 36160 [Edit]
Not the person to whom you're replying, but I'm surprised by the extent to which you dislike it.
>> No. 36161 [Edit]
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>Regarding torrent issues, I've been having trouble with some of the shows in the yet-to-watch list above. Well, I was at least. Most of the issues have worked out since I made that last post. Finding good seeded Bluray rips in particular for some of these has not been easy. I may be forced to suffer the indignity of watching low-quality rips (good heavens, I may faint just thinking about it).
>I know there are some anons here who have private tracker access
36153 here, I am one of them (I have an AnimeBytes account). I should have said it explicitly, but if you are wanting BD torrents of a particular show, name it and I can try to get it for you. For TV series released in this century and especially in the last 10 years, AnimeBytes has pretty good coverage. Let me know if you want this for 2018 or whatever other year's anime you review. Caveats: I don't have the space to get 200 GB raw rips for all these shows and my upload speed is nothing to write home about.
>> No. 36162 [Edit]
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I appreciate the offer! I should be fine for 2017, but I might take you up on that for 2018 shows. Thanks.
>> No. 36163 [Edit]
You know, they should separate out the subs, audio track, and video track and seed each separately. There's no point in having two different files that essentially contain the same video track which is going to be identical for all the blue ray rips.

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>> No. 36104 [Edit]
>Melon by itself makes me nauseous.
Even watermelon? I don't particularly like cantaloupe/honeydew because it has a weird aftertaste, but watermelon doesn't taste like other things in the melon family
>> No. 36105 [Edit]
>Even watermelon?
edit: I also hate cucumbers. Maybe it has something to do with them being related
I hate pretty much all of these

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>> No. 36106 [Edit]
But it is a special kind of ham or something isn't it? Smoked or something.
Problem with cucumbers is the smell.
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34874 No. 34874 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
The third Love Live group finally has it's anime.
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I guess Mugi got tired of HTT and wanted to explore school idols instead.
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Whelp, there you go.
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I'm amazed this made it's way in.
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29983 No. 29983 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i usually have a hard time finding anime that isnt all about tits and ass and that is full of moe crap and panty shots. like good plot and three dimensional characters n shit

DURARARA is up there, same with Cowboy Bebop and aldnoah zero and some others. recommendations from the peanut gallery /a/?
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>> No. 36087 [Edit]
>I've always wanted something closer to a map (perhaps hypermap) of anime where shows are clustered in some high dimensional space
Huh, why? I doubt something that complicated would help a person find what they would enjoy more effectively. Genres, demographics, and best of all, recommendations from those with similar taste, are already effective.
>> No. 36088 [Edit]
You wouldn't (/couldn't) actually explore the high-dimensional space itself, the raw embeddings would be used in various fashions. For instance clustering ("find anime having characteristics of both X and Y", "anime like X, Y, Z but not Q"), or use it to do lower-dimensional projections (set dim1 as the trait shared by "X, Y, Z", set dim2 as the trait maximally different between "X, Y, Z" then project onto {dim1, dim2} and explore).

>Genres, demographics
Genre/demographics would implicitly be included as dimensions. Again, this could be done either via traditional (non-ML approach) kind of similar to "recommendation systems" which have well-studied solutions in the form of matrix factorization (e.g. SVD, which would directly give you a set of orthogonal dimensions), or from newer ML techniques (there's probably some fancy way to compute embeddings from ratings, shows that are talked about together frequently, etc.).

>and best of all, recommendations from those with similar taste, are already effective.
But that's exactly the goal – Ideally if there were someone with the same tastes as you who had knowledge of the entire anime corpus, you could use their recommendations. But of course such people often don't exist, and if you do have any friends their tastes may only partially overlap with yours. Which is why if you aggregate together all this info to get a matrix of ratings/recommendations, you can then go from a "local" view to a "global" view to tease out the various features a show could have and how important these features are to each person who rated.


I think it should actually be feasible to do this since people have scraped the MAL profiles (UserAnimeList.csv). This gives you a setup basically identical to the netflix prize, I wonder if anyone has ever tried to do stuff with that.
>> No. 36089 [Edit]
Possibly relevant:
There are a few recommendation related things on there (seems there was even a kaggle contest at one point). Also some interesting charts
>> No. 36128 [Edit]
I'm probably exactly the kind of person whom that would be made for, because I already kind of think like that. I can "see" how things are similar or dissimilar and that they lie on something like a spectrum between one thing and another.

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36115 No. 36115 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you guys think about true tears?
I watched it a few months ago, and felt like talking about it. I thought the scenery was a really strong point of this anime, with the breakwater and dike coast, and the city really had this strong japanese feel to it. The OP and ED were great, but I felt that there could be more to the rest of the soundtrack, it wasn't very memorable. The voice acting was great for some and ok for others. I think the main fault of this show is the characters. The romance and the character's feeling didn't felt very developed. The siscon guy felt somewhat out of place. The MC was too generic. The only character I really like in the non-physical realm was Noe. I think she was the only character that got a great personality that was reasonably developed throughout the series. One scene that I really liked was the scene where she is singing the aburamushi song, and she says "Shin'ichirou no kokoro no naka ni mo", the she makes a pause and says "......Yuasa Hiromi". That was a fantastic scene, there was 感動 there, a very bittersweet moment of realization and acceptance. But considering the title of this series, the recurring motif of tears being mentioned all throughout the series, I really expected a tearjerker but in the end that was not what I received.
Also it is really strange that wikipedia says there is a VN with the same that is both "related" and completely unrelated to the series. Related in the sense it claims the anime was inspired but unrelated in the sense that the anime has nothing, apparently absolutely nothing in commom with the VN.
Also, Isurugi Noe best girl.
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It doesn't look like it's for me.

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I was digging his cyber punk look.
>> No. 32981 [Edit]
It's sort of implied that some stands users can choose who their passive abilities affect. The rules aren't set in stone, so pretty much anything works.
>> No. 36091 [Edit]
no news about part 9?
>> No. 36092 [Edit]
I honestly forgot all about it until you mentioned it.

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9259 No. 9259 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
In this thread, we discuss and point out regular cliches and common occurrences found in anime.
a example would be the well known protag seat, but there are many out there, some more obvious than others.

Just to start things off, this is one I've been seeing a lot of.
Characters who fail to notice obvious things directly in front of them, often times needing someone to point it out for them.
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>> No. 35954 [Edit]
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Scenes that open with a character repeating a statement that was told to them off camera moments before.

"uhh yeah, that's exactly what I just said"
>> No. 35955 [Edit]
I always appreciated how Japanese media tends to skip scenes of characters bringing each other up to speed or explaining something the audience already knows unless that in itself is important somehow.
>> No. 36062 [Edit]
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When a character wants to do something that imposes upon another, which is necessary to move the plot along, especially a female character, the other character has seemingly no agency to act. Even though this might be inconvenient for the character, or is massively overstepping bounds, the most they can do is be shocked and confused at what is about to happen. For example, a female character decides she wants to stay over at the main characters home. Even though he could easily reject this imposition, and might have many reasons to do so, the will of the female character may as well be the will of God; in that he feels powerless to oppose it. In fact, opposing it doesn't even seem to come into his mind as it would seem that the laws of the universe are behind this female characters decision. Now that she's decided it's going to happen, it's going to happen. Even though this is an action which usually isn't taken without an invitation, or at least a request by the guest party, the female character acts in this scenario as if it is within her god-given rights to spontaneously live in another persons house if she so chooses.
>> No. 36063 [Edit]
Think that's mostly a cultural consequences of "herbivore men".

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