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2446 No. 2446 [Edit]
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. 27620 [Edit]
>>27618
Season one was nice, season two was almost endless 8 levels of audience trolling for the most part, and season three was pretty shit in general thanks to a plot that revolved around a war on a group that only wanted to be left alone.

Also, Shana is hot.
>> No. 27652 [Edit]
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Currently watching Robotics;Notes. It's okay but not really what I was expecting. I'm not sure what it was I was expecting exactly, but it certainly wasn't a school club anime with toy fighting and an undertone of mystery. I'm not complaining though.
>> No. 27665 [Edit]
I watched all of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi last night. I sat through the entirety of it. Man that's a beautiful show. It was really nostalgic, I was filled with emotion sometimes. It had me actually weeping like a baby throughout the entire night. I'm a faggot I know.

The ending was a bit awful and it started to fall off during the last two or three episodes but I'm not going to hold that against the show, endings are hard.
>> No. 27700 [Edit]
>>27618
Season 2 is one of the worst things I've ever watched, so brace yourself. Season 3 has mixed reviews, but ultimately it's considered worse than the 1st season.
>> No. 27703 [Edit]
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I started watching Aoi Bungaku, because I've read a few bits of old Japanese literature and was curious to see how they'd adapt it into anime. It has flaws, but it's actually pretty well done. I'd recommend the first four episodes (based on No Longer Human) if you want to know what your average /tc/er's life in early Shōwa era Japan would've been like.
>> No. 27705 [Edit]
>>27703
Aoi Bungaku has a very, very loose adaptation of No Longer Human. I was disappointed by that.

On top of that, Oba Yozo gets laid on the reg, is attractive and kind as well as being socially competent, the complete opposite of a /tc/ user. His flaws (which is where the /so/ stuff starts to come in) came from not recognizing his innate goodness and having some kind of anxiety disorder and a predilection for suicide. It's literally the fulcrum of the story. I've read it at least 5 times, it might be my favorite book of all time. (Real spoilers ahead don't look until you've finished/don't care.)

Osamu Dazai actually ended up throwing himself into a canal with a woman, similar to Oba Yozo, he romanticized the idea of a lovers suicide. No Longer Human is the result of some genuinely dark urges. It starts to seem like a seriously fucked up book when you read it with that factoid in mind.
>> No. 27712 [Edit]
>>27705
Fair enough, if you were looking for a faithful adaptation then this certainly isn't it.

I wouldn't be so sure about Yozo being the complete opposite of a /tc/ user, though. Appearance and social competence are fairly superficial compared to one's beliefs and way of thinking, and his beliefs and way of thinking are a lot closer to ours than to those of your average Ford driver.
>> No. 27782 [Edit]
Started watching the 2016 adaptation of Berserk.

The animation style is kind of sketchy but I understand why they chose to do it that way - It makes the action scenes way more dynamic and interesting, but the subtle movements of characters during the slower scenes just seem off and are ugly. I really hate copious amounts of cg in anime, I couldn't even stand the moderate amount that Re0 had, but this seems to be a fine adaptation despite that. I like it a lot. The OP is cool, I love 9mm Parabellum Bullet. I really wish it was animated in the trigger/klk style that they chose for the netherworld scenes during the OP.

I read very little of the manga but I'll definitely pick it up after I finish it.
>> No. 27800 [Edit]
Just finished watching Grave of the Fireflies. I'm still crying as I post this.
>> No. 27990 [Edit]
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So I'm re-watching fate/zero and a thought occurred to me. Why doesn't this guy just kill his dad? He clearly doesn't like him much and he's willing to do whatever it takes to help Sakura, including killing himself and other people. He should be able to easily command his servant to go murder that old fart, instead of letting that girl be tortured for years.
>> No. 27992 [Edit]
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>>27990

Well, there's Sakura, a character that appears in the sequel, and zoken, another character that appears in the sequel, and then there is a character that didn't exist or was ever mentioned sequel at all. It's not hard to guess what the conclusion of the story was going to have to be.

To make things worse, the writers first thought up the ideas for fights and then half-assed the rest of the story to set the stage for those fights.
>> No. 27993 [Edit]
>>27992
Yeah I get the "because prequel" aspect, just seems like they could have written that a bit better. Like you said it seems half-assed. I haven't read the original work but Kariya seems really poorly established in the anime for such a tragic character, and even for someone who's Japanese they seem a little too eager to kill themselves. I'd like to think just about anyone else would have tried to find an alternate solution before selling their soul to the devil.
>> No. 28020 [Edit]
>>27800
Having seen it for the first time myself last month I can't say I get what it's all about. It felt like a long version of 'The Ant and the Grasshopper', focused on the Grasshopper. If the boy had any brains he would've stayed at his aunt's place while helping out a bit. Instead he chose to ignore reality and fool around all day while the country was in a terrible state and he knew he has noone to rely on but himself (by his own choice). Too bad he got his sister caught up in that shit.

It's not like it was a story of some country hit by a massive famine, where everybody just dies out of hunger. Sure, times were really tough, but with the resources they had at hand they could've survived without even being malnuornished. One of the final scenes, where the rich girls move into the villa across of their riverside hideout and listen to some music shows that the resources weren't that scarce. It's not even the difference between the bourgeois and the poor that you see there. It's the difference between ants and grasshoppers.

As such everything that happened in the movie was just desserts and it didn't make me feel much. There are many depressing movies and TV anime where bad things happen to good people for little reason and it's just hard to watch. This wasn't a 'bad things happen to good people' movie. It was a 'dumb people reap what they sow' one.
>> No. 28052 [Edit]
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I'm still struggling to finish Aishiteruze Baby and can barely stand the show, but I gotta say this scene right here was hella sweet and really hit home.
>> No. 28088 [Edit]
The second Patlabor movie.

I really wanted to like this but it fell flat on me. The characters mature but outside of Ghoto it feels like they almost mature out of who they are. And the whole theme of the movie doesn't feel like Patlabor. Enjoyable but it feels like Oshii wanted to make something else. So he took an existing label, bent it, and put it on a new box to help it sell a bit more.

More than anything I'm annoyed by how vague it was. I don't know what point they were going for. Supposedly it was heavily influenced in reaction to certain real-world political controversies. Maybe I'd enjoy it more if I was familiar with them.

At least the first movie was really good. Hopefully I have better luck with movie three, I'll probably check it out tomorrow.
>> No. 28177 [Edit]
I finished nanoha strikers yesterday and I am still depressed about it being the end. Especially Subaru and Tia, I will miss them so much, and I wanted them to be together
>> No. 28178 [Edit]
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Finally got around to watching unlimited blade works. I'm about half way in so far, and I was wondering...
If Caster searched every inch of that church looking for the grail, did she not find the basement filled with dozens of mutilated teenagers? Wouldn't that be something worth addressing or maybe mentioning to her master? After all she seemed pretty bothered by her original master doing similar things with kids. (note that I only played the Saber/fate root of the VN)
>> No. 28181 [Edit]
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>>28178

That Caster backstory is anime original bullcrap. It was added to appease the 90 degree turn fannon has put on her personality. It's sad to say, but her F/GO personality is closer than the adaptation of the source material.

Sights like that really don't concern her; after all, she did similar stuff, and then reanimated what was left as her minions.

The rationale for killing her previous master is fairly limited. You get about 20 words from the VN in total about it. She killed her previous master because he was a shitty, low-talent mage that had less interest in the grail and more interest in raping her -- with only 3 command seals, the 4th attempt didn't go well for him.
>> No. 28182 [Edit]
>>28181
>That Caster backstory is anime original bullcrap.
I was kind of guessing it must have been because I never saw or heard anything about that character or those events before hand. (I've had a lot of fate spoiled for me)
>> No. 28296 [Edit]
Finally got around to watching Wolf Children. It was really, really good. I like Hosuda's other films but this one was his best work by far. It's one of those movies that really hits you on a deep, almost spiritual level.

It certainly helps that I'm a fake country boy with an innawoods fetish.

>>28088
Third movie was better but still suffered from too much of two. Just didn't feel like patlabor and the TV characters were pretty much absent until the end. Enjoyable, but nothing special.
>> No. 28302 [Edit]
I'm rewatching Dougram. It's always a good experience due to how it is just solid the whole way through. It's so odd for a mecha show of the period to not get weird by the end. It's also surprisingly comfy despite being a war story. On that note, it's also one of the best depictions of a rebellion in anime as a whole.
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After messing around on Nyaa, I ended up finding the entirety of Hellsing Ultimate, which I was watching during it was airing, but never finished due to that being around the time when I began my journey to being NEET, and the OVAs taking a really long time to come out.

I liked it. I just didn't really like Seras's shoehorned romance, of which I don't think there was any of in the original show, even if that isn't canon.

Also, the grinning. Everybody grinned so much.
>> No. 28584 [Edit]
>>28583
alexander anderson is the coolest
>> No. 28585 [Edit]
>>28583
I saw the first few of those ova as they came out but never finished it for the same reason.
>> No. 28588 [Edit]
>>28583
>hellsing ultimate

lame compared to the TV anime, its was like a superfriends comic or something. just my opinion, which a lot of people seem to disagree with
>> No. 28637 [Edit]
>>28302
Festa's death in Dougram might just be the weirdest death I've seen in an anime period, and I've seen my share. That was just... what.

NOT EVEN JUSTICE

Personally though I don't think all that high of Dougram though. Then again the same goes for just about every 80s mecha series I've seen - makes me wonder why I bother with so many, heh. Vifam is probably my favorite among the bunch.
>> No. 28684 [Edit]
A distant relative, who is a child, has become obsessed with Naruto, and has begged me to watch it. I would probably like it if the entire show was about Rock Lee.
>> No. 28685 [Edit]
>>28684
Oh, wow. Good luck with that.

You should show the kid some of the stuff that aired on the old Toonami/Adult Swim. Then you should ease him into the better stuff like Gurren Lagaan.
>> No. 28687 [Edit]
>>28685
There's an interest in other anime. Naruto is just the main thing.
>> No. 29325 [Edit]
New Game! is alright so far, the characters are all weirdos except for Aoba but I guess they're at least likeable weirdos.
>> No. 29326 [Edit]
>>29325
>the characters are all weirdos
What the fuck are you saying?
>> No. 29369 [Edit]
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I was watching a few episodes of Mizuiro Jidai. Not really because I chose it but from selecting a random folder. I'm very tired of plain of plain old romance anime. I know I am not the target demographic of this show, but man it is just so boring. That and people seem to idolize romance in middle/high school so much. There actually was a bit about a friendship between two characters which was better, but that was only part of the entry plot. Nothing profound but something at least. There was one rather unpleasant episode themed around something, which I'm not going to get too much into, but it really made me wonder what the point was. I quit that early because it was just stupid. I'm sure anyone who enjoys generic romance anime would enjoy this, however. That's all I have to say, so I may or may not continue and see the show through. With 50 eps it sure doesn't seem like it.
>> No. 29379 [Edit]
>>28684
I'll talk about Naruto. I've seen a good chunk of it, probably only a little more than you.

The world itself is really interesting but the plot has really bad pacing issues and relies on deus ex machina far too much.

I find the setting to be interesting and engaging in it's own way. Most of the characters are just obnoxious and certain aspects of it really bother me. The themes are pretty typical of a shonen but there's this weird generational aspect to the plot that kind of simultaneously kills it in some cases and makes it more interesting in others.

Certain aspects of the world are neat though, I like how it's designed. You see stuff like powerlines and other modern technology but it's so subtle. It has this kind of timeless feeling to it, I think Kishimoto did really well there.

I got pretty far into the series but stopped when I realized they're not going to retrieve Sasuke from the "bad guys" anytime soon and the fights were just going to continue to be incredibly drawn out. There are also no cute/moe girls in the show, which is a crime. Haku is a cuter girl than most of the girls.

I'd watch it until you get tired of it, honestly. It's not an explicitly bad series, but it definitely has problems. I think it's better than shit like Attack of Titan (the titan killer squad cloak = the new leaf village headband) or Tokyo Ghoul though. The anime is full of QUALITY, and you should skip the filler if you plan to continue on..

I actually think Itachi is pretty cool. He's one of the edgiest characters in the entire show but some of his wizard powers are like really cool finisher moves from a fighting game. I'm fond of Kakashi, too, I like how he steps up to be a father/big brother figure to the group of fuck-ups he was saddled with. I guess I like the older male characters in Naruto.

My biggest gripe with Naruto, though, is that it stops being about ninjas after a certain point and more about wizards who also just happen to be able to flash step.

People like to rag on the fanbase for wearing Akatsuki cloaks in public and shit but the thing is, that was all like 12 year old kids who don't actually consume much anime, back in 2010. Times have changed.
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I just finished Area 88 OVA, liked it but I didn't enjoy the 2nd half as much and I felt like the ending was incomplete, I wonder if the TV show will fix that.
>> No. 29394 [Edit]
>>29379
The Naruto anime is garbage. Just stick to the manga.
>> No. 29405 [Edit]
Watching Nana.
Real men watch shojo.
>> No. 29409 [Edit]
>>29405
I've read and been told in several occasions that is "Bitch's first Shoujo", since basically it's ridden with 3DPD-normal attitudes and glorifies degeneracy (actual meaning, not the jest).
>> No. 29431 [Edit]
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>>29409
>I've read and been told in several occasions

how about you watch it yourself and form your own opinion instead of parroting what others tell you.
>> No. 29433 [Edit]
>>29409
Its charming in a different way than most other stuff. I'm only about ten episodes in but I love it
>3DPD-normal attitudes and glorifies degeneracy
Not everything you watch needs to fit your narrow worldview and not every character needs to be a pure maiden. I watch almost exclusively cgdgt but when I want to watch something from a different genre I want something different. If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch.
>> No. 29436 [Edit]
>>29433
I'm not >>29409, but I very much rather read about pure maidens than disgusting degenerates that act like the shitty 3D bitch pigs I try my damnedest to avoid.
>> No. 29440 [Edit]
I agree, I've heard nothing but nasty things about Nana and life is too short to waste on bad anime.
>> No. 29441 [Edit]
>>29433
Not everyone needs to like what you like.
>> No. 29442 [Edit]
>>29433
>If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch.
>I watch almost exclusively cgdgt
What is this I don't even. Last time I checked most anime shy away from that, especially cgdct anime.
>> No. 29447 [Edit]
>>29442
My point was it is the opposite of what I typically watch.
>> No. 29448 [Edit]
>>29431
Why would I waste at least 18 hours total just to make sure whether or not a considerable amount of people properly reached the same opinion (and why), specially with a series renowned for being gross? Also, see >>29440
>>29436
Pretty much, although I'm not into cgdct and related moe-themed anime in general.
>>29433
>Not everything you watch needs to fit your narrow worldview
How is my world view narrow for not caring for a series depicting and glorifying degenerate attitudes? Unlike you (per your own admission) I don't confine myself to a single genre most of the time.
>not every character needs to be a pure maiden
There is a wide breach between pure maiden and morally bankrupt slut.
>If you are incapable of enjoying any piece of fiction the characters are sexually active you are pretty limited in what you can watch
I'm confused by your unnecessarily defensive approach. You respond as if I had attacked your own world views on a personal level instead of an anime; if so, it's not my fault if you're drawn towards being wretched or similar. Regardless, sex in anime (or series, movies, games, etc.) must have purpose so it doesn't become gratuitous; otherwise it's just for show. And if it's just for show, then it has an intended purpose, which is drawing certain target, of which I deem myself not to belong in. Love stories and drama can very well function without being crass and explicit, as hundreds of examples have shown.

Finally, what the hell have you been watching all along that you'd deem anime that shows or mentions sexually active characters is the overwhelming majority?
>> No. 29449 [Edit]
>>29448
Its not like my trunk is full of bootleg copies of Nana i'm trying to sell off.
>You respond as if I had attacked your own world views on a personal level instead of an anime; if so, it's not my fault if you're drawn towards being wretched or similar.
I'm watching something far outside my worldview and am enjoying it more than expecting. I wasn't trying to be hostile or defensive.
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Just watched 3 episodes straight in a row of VOTOMs, this hasn't happened in forever, usually I struggle with finishing just 1 episode of a show.
Fun stuff
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>>29453
Votoms is the show that I've rewatched the most. It's really good stuff. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
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I had never actually seen the entirety of Evangelion, so I decided that it was about time that I did just that. I actually really enjoyed it, even the psychological stuff.
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After wanting to watch this for a while I was finally able to today. This movie has a lot of very depressing themes mixed into one. In a way it was really tough to get through. It depicted itself in a very real way. It isn't to be taken as a medium of escapism like most other anime. The way it handles itself and its themes are really what makes it what it is. Friendship is depicted in a realistic way, depression and sadness depicted in a realistic way, forgiveness and morality depicted in a realistic way, etc.

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