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33235 No. 33235 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Has anyone here seen this?
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>> No. 33373 [Edit]
This is a show about a bunch of young woman going to the gym to lose a bit of weight. It's not a high-intensity sports show about obsessively commiting yourself to a single pursuit. Either way, there's no good reason to complain about minute details like how they animate weight lifting not being accurate to real life, and on top of that complaining about anime as a whole, creators making doujin instead of "talking to real woman"(???) and "basement dwellers".
>> No. 33374 [Edit]
I agree, those kind of complaints are silly. This show is a comedy, which they would know if they watched beyond the first episode.
>> No. 33403 [Edit]
Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru has better muscle. Heh.
>> No. 33405 [Edit]
You could’ve just posted the ED.

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33396 No. 33396 hide watch 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.
>> No. 33397 [Edit]
I just drop something if I feel like I'm not having fun with it. With that said, I rarely do that, since I'm generally good at figuring out what kinds of series I'll enjoy.
>> No. 33398 [Edit]
You can avoid that by occasionally popping into threads that discuss the unpicked shows to get a quick assessment on whether the show developed into something that interests you. Biggest downside to this is being exposed to spoilers.
>> No. 33399 [Edit]
I only watch Anime after they're long finished, and usually don't stop watching them until I'm done. The only television I watch these days is the 1-2 shows that haven't finished yet, that I started 5-ish years ago.
>> No. 33400 [Edit]
I just give up when it gets boring, I'll even drop things on the first episode if I can tell from it that it won't be a show I will enjoy.

I don't think Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san improved that much, well I liked the whole anime anyway.

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33380 No. 33380 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is it about Madoka that inspires such ardent fervor among its fanbase? While it's a fun watch and the impact on the viewer is of course subjective, even among other popular/hyped series Madoka seems to have a disproportionately vocal cross-section of fans, even moreso than other SHAFT works (e.g. Monogatari).

While the "twist" on the Mahou Shoujo genre might have been interesting (I am not a particular fan of the genre so I cannot speak as to wheter it was actually novel), that alone doesn't really seem to be substantive enough to explain it. Was it just the combination of the artwork and mildly "dark" plot combined with the sprinkling of symbolism to provide a thin layer of depth that nonetheless remains accessible?

There's some who claim that it grapples with essential truths like "what are good intentions," "what's the nature of evil," (all conveniently wrapped up in a Rorsarch-esque fog of moral ambiguity that makes it prime material for over the top analysis), but such grand and overarching themes seem like they could found in almost any piece of work. Certainly not enough to make claims as bold as "greatest story ever told" (which although might have been initially in jest, probably does reflect to some degree the reverence some have for this particular work). And not to mention the downright veneration many seem to share for Homura.
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>> No. 33386 [Edit]
I think it's simply because it is a more mature Mahou Shoujo targetted at an older audience, an average adult anime fan is more likely to like Madoka than Precure.
>> No. 33387 [Edit]
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Keep telling yourself that kiddo.
>> No. 33388 [Edit]
I know(I actually watch Precure myself) but it's still less mainstream among adults particularly in the west(for example it's not even subbed by horrible subs).
>> No. 33392 [Edit]
The idea here seems to be that Madoka is appreciated because of its intellectual insight, and that this is largely not justified. Neither claim is correct, but let's start with the first one. Madoka has the production and direction values, not to mention great moe characters. Add to that the emotional nature of its storytelling, and Madoka already deserves to be remembered. But going deep into what makes the characters so good is a lot of work, and many that only feel the moe but can't really think about it will take the easy way out to justify their love, which is saying the anime is "deep". It's a simple claim, and in casual conversation it's quite hard to falsify. But I want to stress this: if these people loved Madoka for intellectual reasons, as OP seems to believe, they'd talk about Camus or Nietzsche instead of Madoka.

Second, when it comes to whether or not Madoka's intellectual side is "substantive enough", OP is right to disqualify himself right off the bat. Tl;dr is that Madoka has some good commentary to add to the first story arc of Sailor Moon, but the conclusion of its thought isn't much to celebrate. It's the problem that is more interesting, and even then, it's core dates from the early nineties.

1) Mahou Shoujo was about self-sacrifice even before Sailor Moon, but SM managed to choose the exact right points to focus on. Those are: what constitutes a "pure heart", the isolation the heroines experience, and the absolute and absolutely silent manner of their sacrifice. It's a classic tragic story, except for the absence of corruption - the girls simply die. And here we see the first thing Madoka has to add: truly classical tragedies show how the protagonist is heroic but succumbs to evil and self-destructs.
2) The second move Madoka makes is a little bolder: it forgets how SM was retconned to have a happy ending, and asks what the implications would have been if the story of SM would have ended there. Should we take it to mean that in times of great danger, some misfits give their lives for people who ostracized them in the first place, and that's it? Is there no way to escape this fate? Ultimately, Madoka deems existence itself tragic - the only way out is to go outside "existence". Going even further, you could say t
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Interesting depiction of the Jersey devil.
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Banana fish!
>> No. 33345 [Edit]
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What a crappy moral lesson. You can't and shouldn't compare emotional strength to physical strength. That fire creature deciding to live on a water planet is NOT the same thing as these girls using their physical strength to pump up that fire and working themselves to the point of collapsing. These girls did their best and have nothing to be ashamed of, especially as no one helped.
>> No. 33389 [Edit]
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Tsubomi a cute.

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33102 No. 33102 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You can donate directly to KyoAni by buying high-res images from their store. Comments below the twitter post show you how to do it.
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>> No. 33259 [Edit]
Don't forget he directed Maid Dragon.
>> No. 33322 [Edit]
he was chief director for all of the shows composed/written by Gatoh (KyoAni FMP, AmaBuri, and Hyouka which for some reason is never mentioned) and directed the Haruhi movie, Maiddragon, Komugi-Chan, and one of the Free movies
>> No. 33323 [Edit]
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Komugi is seriously underappreciated. It was such a fun series.
>> No. 33368 [Edit]
Come on, guys. Peace.
Clannad Dango Daikazoku だんご大家族(Great Dango Family)

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>> No. 33316 [Edit]
Maybe. I think Miho and Maho are the only ones that really do that in combat situations though. That is one of the unrealistic things about GuP, a sporting body would never allow them to expose themselves too so much danger I don't think they would be allowed to have any body part outside of the tank at anytime. They would risk instant death, not just from the round itself but if it hit a ledge it could easily hurl debris at them or even if it hit the tank shards of metal could break of from the round or the tank.
>> No. 33317 [Edit]
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Absolutely! Miho is very nonchalant about it and in their first real battle, Saori has to tell Miho to get her ass back in the tank after she almost gets hit by a tank shell, and after having tons of explosions going off all around her with debris flying all over the place too. The very first ep implies she gets hit by one at the 3:40 mark. How she didn't take a few rocks to the head is beyond me. It's not just those sisters, Alice is shown ridding on the top of her tank too. I imagine these characters are just very over confident, which causes people to get careless. oh and god were those tiny Anzio tanks were nerve-wracking to watch get tossed around too.
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I like the concept of the vollyball club team and how they only took part in the tank battles in hopes of gaining favor from the school and funding to reinstate their club.
I can't help but think though, wouldn't a vollyball club practically cost nothing at all to maintain compared to the tank group? What's the cost of a few balls and nets next to repeatedly restoring and arming war machines?
And shouldn't they already have their team back after winning the finals, and helping to prevent the school from being shut down? It's 'almost' as if there's a missing OVA that shows the team being offered their club back, and turning down the offer because they grew to prefer tanks, which would certainly make more sense.
>> No. 33357 [Edit]
It's probably more a matter of numbers, 4 people might not be enough to make a volleyball club.

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26438 No. 26438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Some douche deleted the old thread so might as well start over.
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American health care system in a nutshell.
>> No. 33171 [Edit]
Yeah but only if every spin costs you $5,000
>> No. 33354 [Edit]
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Kokoro is a miracle of the universe.

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32076 No. 32076 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Who needs friends when you can have bugs?
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>> No. 33224 [Edit]
The OST was released. There's a "secret track" (that's the literal title) which is a version of Indeterminate Universe sung by all of the sisters (the previous version had only the main sisters).

Also if you were not aware, there was a new Hentatsu released (featuring nezumikusa).
>> No. 33225 [Edit]
That sounds quite interesting, do you have a link? I can't find it.
>> No. 33226 [Edit]
The OST or hentatsu?

The album title is "kemurikusa music collection." It's surprisingly not on nyaa, but just google it and you can find rips (lossy only though).

Subbed version of latest hentatsu can be found at!LFcGlIyR!4-VmL7k3bhavo8YxSlpGTg
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33003 No. 33003 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any other anime girl characters that have a handblade similar to what is depicted in this pic?
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>> No. 33082 [Edit]
Umineko no Naku Koro ni ?
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>> No. 33087 [Edit]
Kanade from Angel Beats.
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I forgot about her blades. I only remember the wings.

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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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Giroro had an interest in these too..
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Hey, is that some Japanese WWII improvised torture technique in my after-school cartoon?
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My current setup discourages me from taking screencaps. It sucks, but watching anime from my recliner instead of from my desk chair made the experience a lot comfier.

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18479 No. 18479 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How is your blue-ray or DVD collection like?
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>> No. 32955 [Edit]
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Anime merchandise twitter~
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1:1 scale Naruto here~
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Designed by Japanese; made in China. Is this acceptable?
>> No. 33204 [Edit]
Almost all figures are. Good Smile Company has a Japanese factory they occasionally use - not sure about others.

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