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37742 No. 37742 [Edit]
Have your tastes in otaku media changed over time? How has it changed? Are there specific works that are influential in defining/changing your tastes? Do you have specific quirks or patterns pertaining to how you enjoy otaku culture?
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>> No. 37743 [Edit]
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I've been enjoying predominantly SoL stuffs as the years goes by. Aside from that, manga is my medium of choice for things that are more plot heavy. YKK and NNB probably have the biggest impact on my current taste in otaku media followed by Joshiraku and works from Doga Kobo & Hitoshi Ashinano.
>> No. 37745 [Edit]
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I can't watch most ecchi or harem anymore since It's boring to me and I'd rather look at porn now. I actually watch less sol than when I first started watching anime since I quickly got bored with it after the initial novelty wore off. I guess I gravitate towards more niche content to a certain extent. Doesn't matter what the theme or tone is, I just want something that makes me feel strongly.

Post edited on 20th Feb 2021, 5:43pm
>> No. 37746 [Edit]
The first anime I saw was Naruto Shippuuden, following that I watched other action and more action type anime but also military type but some involved girls like GuP, Strike Witches, Last Exile Fam the Silver wing and Upotte though it was not the girls I watched it for. I hated the Idea of SoL and never watched it, my anime taste in general was quite picky and there would be season where I would watch one anime or even none. I actually dropped Soul Eater NOT, Fate Prisma Illya and the SoL sequel of that anime with the pink haired twin tail girl with pistols. But as I watched more and more anime I started to accept SOL and other anime about girls doing not much and now I can't believe that I dropped Soul Eater NOT and Prisma Illya. I also used to mock people that owned Fumos yet now I have 12.

Post edited on 20th Feb 2021, 6:57pm
>> No. 37747 [Edit]
I started with mainstream shounen shit. Naruto, Bleach ect. I didn't have access to much else. I liked them at first as it was my first (limited) taste of the otaku world, but even then they got old fast. Even back then I craved SoL. It was the more enjoyable parts of the few anime I had access too via adultswim/toonami. They aired zatchbell and I found the battles a lot less interesting than the times when characters were just goofing off and having fun together. That much hasn't really changed. I still seek out cute wholesome bright cheerful anime. Like back then, I also don't shy away from other stuff when I feel like exploring a bit and getting in a bit of everything. I used to leave my VCR on recording adultswom so I could check out the late night anime the following morning. Doing this I discovered some of what are still my favorites today.

Once I had access to the internet, I started by watching anything I could find. From there I shifted focus to popular anime not aired on western TV. From there it went to seeking out media popular in japan instead of the west to get a better understanding of otaku culture. Then a bit of both while getting into imageboards to keep up with what other people were watching and talking about. After leaving 4chan and coming here I stopped caring about what was popular or being talked about in jp or NA, and just went with whatever was cute and fun looking. Didn't even mater if no one posted in the threads I made for these shows. At some point I even started actively seeking out garbage no one else cared about or watched, almost like I felt sorry for these things, but I also hoped to find some unique diamonds in the rough. Now when each season rolls around I just pick out whatever looks cute, is a sequel to something I enjoyed before, or at the least doesn't sound like the same cliche garbage I've seen a dozen times already. At least SoL doesn't get old even if it is the same thing over and over, I think that's what makes it work so well.
>> No. 37748 [Edit]
I think I've grown so philosophically estranged from mainstream thought that I have a hard time enjoying anything that tries to propose a moralistic idea. I don't think I'm too good for it, I just fundamentally disagree with the entirety of the human collective thought in the last 300 or so years.
>> No. 37751 [Edit]
Glad to know I'm not alone, I am the same. Incidentally, what do you enjoy and what are some of your favorite series? I think a lot of people naturally gravitate towards SoL due to its idyllic and nihilistic nature.
>> No. 37755 [Edit]
I guess you guys would prefer using night pots instead of toliets and have sworn off washing your hands.
>> No. 37757 [Edit]
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I used to only watch older anime. What kindled my love for anime was the original Gundam, though I had started reading manga like FMA regularly a little bit before watching it. These days I like to watch things with cute girls mostly, but I enjoy anything that feels like a break from reality or that makes me feel nostalgic.
>> No. 37759 [Edit]
I really can enjoy most things still, I guess, because there's a lot of SoL as you said, and avoiding shounen at all costs, every genre of it, helps a lot. For some reason shounen is really big on having these scenes where some character or other starts preaching the modern Japanese social philosophy or something. I guess it's cause it's for kids. Seinen does it too though, Japanese media and media in general really like to have characters tell each other that they're wrong with a capital W. It's just hard to take seriously when modern conceptions of "objective" right and wrong are 60 years old at best.
Ah yes, everybody was stinky and dirty and stupid until the holy classical liberals appeared to show all the retarded peons the way.
>> No. 37760 [Edit]
When you say the entirety of human thought from the last three centuries, that means 100% of all innovations, discoveries and creative output since then. You disagree with the idea that doctors should wash their hands and the entirety of computer science.

Post edited on 21st Feb 2021, 12:34pm
>> No. 37761 [Edit]
Interesting, I suppose we might be more alike than I had thought. I, too, avoid shonen universally. I don't know if it's a recent thing but I feel like there is also a blurring between the shonen and seinen genres or rather a new category in between that some (ought to) fall under. There are more shonen series nowadays that have more sexual and violent depictions than what was traditional coupled with darker plots and then there are seinen series that are either badly written or should really just be written as a shounen. I don't think what you've said is necessarily something exclusive to Japanese media and I would think that considering the reserved nature of Japanese culture, they would be more reticent to be vocal about their opinion. Yet on the other hand it might be their reservedness that leads to a contrarian response. After all there is also a Japanese saying about hammering down a nail that sticks out. I don't have enough knowledge to make a conclusion but I do wonder if these are a more recent social development over there.

>It's just hard to take seriously when modern conceptions of "objective" right and wrong are 60 years old at best.
Probably shouldn't dive into this on /ot/ but I believe that ethics and morality belongs in the realm of philosophy and unfortunately philosophy as a discipline is "dead" as Stephen Hawking puts it. Social sciences and modern "humanities" are an inadequate substitute.
>> No. 37764 [Edit]
That's not what I said and not really what I meant, as far as technology goes I tend to consider that any development is inevitable and cannot be contained. The idea that we can control technology, preventing its spread or proliferation, is fallacious in my opinion. I was talking more about what people think about social order, government, what the right form or purpose of government even is, and the entire concept of the "common brotherhood of man".
>> No. 37765 [Edit]
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Seems along the lines of what Kacyzinski said.
>> No. 37768 [Edit]
I have some fairly old views as well but I still don't have a problem with Otaku media.
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Sort of, I still enjoy what I did when I first got into it but my horizons have widened.
The most otaku-y stuff I am into, is probably that I enjoy toku and puro, which are considered worse than anime and manga. I also enjoy Japanese trains.
As for 2D, I can enjoy almost anything that's not legendary shit, except for isekai.
>> No. 37773 [Edit]
Tokusatsu and puro? (pro-wrestling?). Train otaku are some of the most dedicated, they are a group that I respect despite not being one myself. How deep are you into the hobby?
>> No. 37774 [Edit]
Tokatsu and Pro wrestling, yes. I follow the latter quite closely and I watch the former when I hear a series is good. Even in hentai, characters get razzed about liking tokatsu.
>How deep are you into the hobby?
I play train simulators new and old, and have models, and have gone on trainspotting tours there. I want to get electric sets when I have the money and space. So moderate.
>> No. 37775 [Edit]
I don't have a problem with Otaku media, not most of it. There are just certain genres that really like to hammer in the value of the modern social order, and that just gets under my skin. If for example the moral preaching is just a way to pit two ideas against each other with genuine and honest comparison, then I can enjoy it a lot.
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>characters get razzed about liking tokatsu
Is that so? I get the impression that tokusatsu is relatively common considering the continued popularity and longevity of the super sentai and kamen rider series.

>I play train simulators new and old, and have models, and have gone on trainspotting tours there. I want to get electric sets when I have the money and space. So moderate.
That's nice, do you also have interest in announcements and station melodies? One aspect of the hobby I have an interest in are the secluded stations or hikyo eki although I've never actually been to any myself. I do enjoy sightseeing from trains and especially train lines that are more rural. Are there any specific rail lines that you are partial towards?
>> No. 37780 [Edit]
>I get the impression that tokusatsu is relatively common
Among children. I think it's seen as inherently childish.
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For scenic routes, Hisatsu Line and the Tadami Line are personal favourites of mine, anything in Kyoto is also pretty good, the Nara line is very close to many temples. Harajuku station is also so beautiful and historic.
For western ones, Cape Town to Simon’s Town on the Metrorail is very good for a day trip. The Denali Star route on Alaska rail is very beautiful as well.
>> No. 37785 [Edit]
>There are just certain genres that really like to hammer in the value of the modern social order, and that just gets under my skin.

What Generes?
>> No. 37790 [Edit]
Thanks, nice scenery on those. You must travel around a lot!

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