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35971 No. 35971 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone here watching this?
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4ep now and the quality is getting worse. I can't remember the last time I ever noticed audio issues in an anime. I'm no audiophile so things generally sound fine to me, but this anime... It's like they give 0 fucks about making the sounds match what's on the screen. In ep4 there's a lot of moments where you see characters firing off their guns... but you hear nothing. Then you hear gunfire, but they're not shooting. It's not just that the sound is off, the sound clips they use don't even match the animations, let alone weapon types.
And no, I'm not talking about the phenomenon where a round shot from a far away can reach you before the sound of the gunshot does because of the round traveling faster than the speed of sound. I'm talking about close quarters combat. There's no way in hell the people behind this anime would do that much research, these are people who seem to think a modern rifle would lose all effectiveness if it's more than 10 yards away from the target.
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Look how they massacred my girl...
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This is getting harder to watch with each passing ep.
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In the end, this felt like a disappointing clusterfuck of low quality garbage. 0 fucks seemed to be given in animation, art, sound, and even writing. They also don't seem to have even the most basic understanding of guns. That's supposed to be the main focus of the series, but they couldn't even get that right. Out of everything wrong with this adaptation, I think the thing that still bugged me the most was changing "questionable" character designs so they wouldn't offend anyone. I'm not sure if maybe because /pol/ latched onto the character, but Negave got butchered. Then there's Kat who got her breast removed, which just makes no damn sense to me.
I found it amazing the game devs would go with a studio like that, but others I've spoken to seem to seem to think it was WB that approached them, just wanting to quickly and cheaply shit out another tittle to throw on their pile of IP.
I hope it gets a remake someday, as unlikely as that is to happen.

They would have been 100x better off letting this guy adapt the game story.

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34300 No. 34300 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Same isekai setup you've heard a million times before, but this time the MC has brain damage. Seriously.
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>> No. 35975 [Edit]
Any thoughts on season 2 so far?
>> No. 35976 [Edit]
It's epic.
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See the turtle of enormous girth. On his shell he holds the earth.
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I don't know why this would bother her so much, it's not like her everyday outfit isn't extravagant.

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35990 No. 35990 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]

How many decade old anime can you name with just a screenshot?
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Kept messing up the spelling...

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25650 No. 25650 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think it's been years since we last had a favorite OP/ED thread.

whelp, You guys know what to do!
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>> No. 35925 [Edit]
I'm still amazed they got Ali Project for this series.
>> No. 35968 [Edit]
I'm more surprised that they got Hayashibara for the main role. Feels weird in contrast with the rather low-budget animation. Or maybe she is the reason why the animation is low-budget... Pretty good show, in any case.
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35959 No. 35959 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You know what we haven't done in a long time? one of these 3x3 threads.
Post em if you got em and show off your favorites!
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If you asked me on a different day, some of these might be different.
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Somehow Azumanga feels out of place among the rest.

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35636 No. 35636 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Here's how the game works.
You have just died, and you will be isekaied to the world of an anime to start your new life. The catch is, it's a completely random anime!

Go to
Get a random number between 1 and 15800 and attach the number you get to the end of the following URL.
Example; getting "2002" would land you in the world of Air.

Alternatively, can use Mal If you like ( ) and set the number to 45000, but you'll likely get a lot of 404s and will have to try again each time you do.
If you land 849 for example, you end up with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu.

Once you know where you're heading, you can take one item you own with you. All your memories will be intact, but sorry to say no god like OP powers (unless it's normal to have them in your series), you'll just be an ordinary person. Then you'll be dumped off in the path of the main characters of the series.

Where are you going? Are you familiar with it? What will you do when you get there? Do you even want to go there?

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Is the guy named PHANTOM or does that refer to the jet plane?
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Oh boy...
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I think the only thing I might need is going to be a bottle of lube
>> No. 35939 [Edit]

I get to live in a mansion full of maids. Not sure if I should be glad or terrified.

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27350 No. 27350 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
There are a ton of misconceptions among people who don't know a lot about anime. Obvious ones are that it's all smut/gore, or that anime is all "weird". What are some misconceptions you feel should be cleared up?
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>> No. 27398 [Edit]
psychedelic mushrooms were still sold legally in japan until about 10 years ago.
>> No. 27404 [Edit]
i dont think the lion king is a good movie

the characters are shallow, the music is cringey, and the story is transparent.

also wwhats with that art lol? And they ripped off a play? Big, Fat, F.
>> No. 27467 [Edit]
They're still somewhat legal to pick/grow in most places.
>> No. 35922 [Edit]
Anime is animation...

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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. 35802 [Edit]
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>it's a show that I strongly believe was designed for the viewer to engage with
I didn't see a reason to look deeper into it since I didn't enjoy my initial experience enough to want to. Intentionally making an anime where the viewer is supposed to get most of their enjoyment from it by researching its themes, puts the entire point of anime and storytelling as a whole into question.
>relationship with her mother
The one she never knew and had no conception of? I didn't get to this before, but the whole, bad guy hypnotizes good guy, good guy's friends try to snap them out of it and fail, good guys try again with the power of friendship/love or whatever and succeed this time thing, really annoyed me. It was one the most bothersome, predictable parts of flifla.
>the beauty of flip flappers comes from the way it interweaves all these three layers together
>for a show wholly centered around the notion of perception and the subjective nature of experience, should it really be any other way?
Have you seen Paprika or Perfect Blue? I think those do similar things better. The movie format is generally better for this kind of thing in my opinion since we don't expect to get too attached to characters. More emphasis can be placed on themes for themes sake since it's a low dosage. SEL though did it better too since it was tighter, more focused, and managed to have more chemistry between Alice and Lain.

>she gains that self of identity and independence
I know that's what the show said practically point blank. They basically tacked that on at the end after her friends break her out of hypnosis(if she were really more independent, wouldn't she not need them to save her?). I didn't feel it over the course of the series though. She was also still just as boring by the end.
>this is one I can't really see
I worded it confusingly. They were "good friends" in that they l
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> after her friends break her out of hypnosis
If I recall correctly, it wasn't actually "hypnosis" it was just that Cocona was physically trapped in that tree thing, representative of the fact that she was still mentally trapped by her dependence on her mother. To quote from the doc

> One day she leaves her comfort zone, opens up to another girl, and goes on an adventure with her. However, what dwells deep within Cocona is her lost relationship with her mother. Cocona, afraid of failure, runs away back into her mother’s care, but she realizes that her new relationships aren’t something she can - or wants to - give up, and that her friends aren’t letting her go that easily either. She accepts who she is and becomes her own person.

And in particular in that scene we see that even though Papika herself is the motivator, it is Cocona who ultimately has to accept and unlock the tree herself.

There's also beautiful symmetry here since in the very next episode we get a flashback that shows that very tree thing is where Papika was trapped after Mimi disappeared and fragmented pure illusion – the meaning here is less clear, but I interpreted this is as the fact that Papika was ridden with guilt (since as I recall it was her idea to escape). And this time it was Cocona who helped Papika overcome that.

>bad guy hypnotizes good guy, good guy's friends try to snap them out of it
Except in this case, it _has_ to be Papika and Yayaka that help Cocona defeat Mimi. On a psychological level Cocona only overcomes her issues with the help of _both_ Papika nad Yayaka, and so it is only right that the two team up with Cocona to finally overthrow Mimi (the symbolic interpretation of this should be obvious).

And more generally, pure illusion is by definition symbolic. You can't separate the two, and everything that happens in pure illusion must be interpreted through that lens since pure illusion is the very dream-like subconscious.

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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.

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35856 No. 35856 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
The latest (last?) Rebuild movie is finally out. What are your thoughts on it? Were the 9 year wait worth it?
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>> No. 35868 [Edit]
I don't think I could watch this without killing myself, regardless of whether it's good.
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They started off with one of the most thought provoking films of all time, did a half-remaster, half-sequel and the culmination of almost 20 years of waiting is... A fucking _anime_.
It's not creative but awful, it's not great but bland. It's pure, concentrated _passable_. They wrote an ending to a franchise as important as Evangelion in the most pedestrian of ways. They might as well have released it straight to video, because it got an OVA treatment in the writing department and no amount of render-farm bullshit can save the two and a half-hour run-time from the clearance bin.
>> No. 35874 [Edit]
Everything about this movie is just Anno giving the middle finger and laughing at the fans who eat this shit up, at least he knows these movies are a joke.

Now that he has properly funded his studio, I am very much looking forward to his new works.
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Just as planned.

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25311 No. 25311 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i would fuck that
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I forgot to share the password, it's "explosion".

An English translation can be found here:
>> No. 35869 [Edit]
Sage because bumping a years-old thread may be considered rude.
>Why does Aqua keep calling the main character a hikki-NEET? Isn't being a NEET or hikki naturally incompatible with being a high school student?
Because the characters were originally older in the web novel but were aged down in adaptations. Aqua looking down on Kazuma for being a hikki-NEET makes more sense when Kazuma is college-aged, and Megumin's chuunibyou behaviour actually looks odd for her age like it's supposed to when she's seventeen rather than fourteen.
Thanks for this.
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>Sage because bumping a years-old thread may be considered rude.
The eternal dilemma...

Here's a reason to bump: a new animation announced last month: . I don't remember seeing any info on the format, but hoping it's a 3rd season. I've been (slowly) reading the LNs, and it seems like there's plenty of material.
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34782 No. 34782 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Anyone check this out yet?
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I'm surprised stardust didn't just go looking for another teacher.
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That was pretty disappointing ending, almost frustrating in fact.
I mean like, the character seems to have a lot of issues, narcissism being a big one. It might have been nice to see her acknowledge these parts of herself and address them in an attempt to better herself and grow as a person. Some self reflection might have been nice, which is almost frustrating because during that body swap scene the girl in her body was basically trying to fuck her own reflection. It felt like a weird sort of irony considering how in love with herself Elaina seems to be. Characters looking at their reflection in anime typically represents a moment of self reflection, makes me wonder if this wasn't an intentional dismissal of that trope.

Then she goes and confronts other versions of herself along the places she visited, but everything about it felt wrong.
They don't address any of her issues and instead reinforce the idea that she's really truly perfect, the ep is more of a freak show to say "thank god she didn't get up like those other versions!" They aren't really parts of herself but instead her from alternate realities? The whole thing seemed like a real missed opportunity.
It's really weird too because during the 12 ep run there were times when she flip flopped in personality so hard she seemed like a different person all together.
The last ep could have been a great way to explain that, but nope. If nothing else they could have explained that we saw another version of her at those times when she seemed to be a different person. One episode she doesn't lift a finger to help someone who's dying, later she's crying and screaming about not being able to help someone. One ep she doesn't want to get involved with the princess and her battle, latter she's storming a castle and fighting off guards while attacking the king.
In the end I think this just wasn't particularly well written and it seems like it just gets by on having a pretty girl for a main character.
>> No. 35264 [Edit]
They mentioned that "a protagonist doesn't need any special characteristics" but that only works if you're making some sort of harem show. Not in a slice of life where the personality is one of the core defining features. I also sort of see what they were trying to convey where a series of "choices" could have each led to a different Elaina, but the presentation left a lot to be desired.

It's also not a good sign when the side-stories: Saya and Stardust were more memorable and interesting than Elaina's own.
>> No. 35779 [Edit]
To me this anime was pretty good. I thought Elaina being narcissistic was funny, it gave her a unique personality that you don't see often in sol anime. I liked how the story was a lot more darker than I anticipated, like Nino who Emil had a crush on and probably made her kill herself.

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