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301 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-11 15:35
Hakumei to Mikochi is peak comfy this season, last episode was great. I hope the adaptation will make it to the turf wars arc
302 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-28 04:23
>>298
It is really comfortable to watch, the voice acting isn't cringeworthy like most moe animes nowadays, there's no fanservice at all (except for the bath scene on episode 5) and it's literally, as >>299 said, cute girls doing cute outdoors things.

>>301
Hakumei to Mikochi and Yuru Camp are the comfiest animes of this season.
I prefer Yuru Camp over HtM, it is really a great anime and I'd risk naming it AOTS.
303 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 05:34
I'd like to read manga, but I dislike those manga reader websites and would prefer to download the archive files to read them on my tablet. Are there any sites with on-going manga available for download? I've heard of madokami, but have no idea how to get an account.
304 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 05:55
>>303
Use a manga reading app. They are basically image viewers that use manga reading sites as sources. Most of them also let you download chapters. The best on for Android is Tachiyomi.
305 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 07:44
>>304
I love it, thank you.
306 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 08:29
>>302
AOTS
My anime of the season (and probably the year) is Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Hen. Yuru Camp is more or less tied with Sora yori mo Tooi Basho and Pop Team Epic for runner-up.
I haven't seen Hakumei to Mikochi; I remember looking it up and deciding I'd rather read the manga. I'll get to it one of these days.
307 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 19:09
HakuMiko is a faithful adaptation and covers most of the material. You should definitely read the manga at a nice pace
308 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-23 11:39
I really enjoyed Yuru Camp, I'm going to miss the Outclub.
309 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-23 20:21
>>308
That was comfy. I'm going to miss coming home from work and watching it.
310 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-09 11:06
I just watched the first episode of Cutie Honey Universe. I enjoyed it and liked how it incorporates some ideas from the original manga while adding new elements. That being said, the fights could be better, I think, and I'm not sure why they didn't use the original theme song.
311 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-18 05:36
It's almost 2 decades late, but I've started watching Azumanga Daioh. These old-school animus have this wild charm of their own - not much in the way of CG, but still quite fun to watch through.
312 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-18 05:40
>>311
I actually really like the way older anime looks; new ones are often too perfect and clean looking.
I think it's been over ten years since I saw Azumanga Daioh. The manga is one of my favorites and I re-read it from time to time.
313 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-19 01:54
>>312
The manga is great. So many subtle gags that get overlooked/toned down in the anime get their time to shine there.
314 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-19 13:09
Ive been reccomended comic girls. Does anyone have an opinion on it?
315 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 03:47
>>314
It's pretty good. Fairly standard CGDCT about teenage mangaka living together in a dorm provided by their publisher.
I used to read the manga, and I'm enjoying the anime so far.
316 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 08:13
>>314
It's pretty ehh, but it's one of the few CGDCT this season so if you're into that it's worth a watch. Just feels like a budget Hidamari Sketch/New Game mixup. Nice VA and animation work though.
317 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-28 06:59
>>316
nice VA and animation work though
I'm really (pleasantly) surprised at how well-made Comic Girls is, for what is (as you say) a pretty standard slice of life show based on a fairly mediocre manga. They probably could have cheaped the heck out of it and no one would have complained.
319 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 10:43
>>318
Fuck off.
320 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 15:24
>>319

Seconded, but don't feed the troll.
322 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 17:13
Gonna give Yama no Susume a try, will report back with findings. Short anime is pretty niche, but I really enjoyed Di Gi Charat back in the day.
323 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-03 07:36
Speaking of short anime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qttCHzsKx5I
324 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-03 09:25
>>323
>>322
Speaking more of short anime, I'm really enjoying Seizei Ganbarre Mahou Shoujo Kurumi. It's the absolute dumbest shit, and the animation's terrible, but it's pretty funny.
325 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-03 12:24
I suck and fuck man ass
326 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-03 12:24
I fuck and suck man ass
327 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-04 08:54
I suck and fuck man ass
328 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-04 19:27
>>325
>>326
>>327
Are you actually 12?
329 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-06 14:45
>>328
They got triggered, just smile and wave.

Also, I've started reading Yotsuba&!
330 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-06 18:48
I suck and fuck man ass
331 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-06 18:48
I fuck and suck man ass
332 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-06 19:54
>>329
Very good manga choice friend. By far my favorite from what I've read, which is admittedly not that much, but it's great. It's just so cute and nice. Almost makes me wish I had a daughter.
333 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-09 23:51
I really like comic girls this season. Kaos-chan is too cute!
Also recently watched mysterious girlfriend X which was much better than I was expecting it to be, although still kind of strange and surprising lewd at times. Worth watching though for sure.
334 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-10 10:21
>>333
I think Comic Girls is the best CGDCT I've seen in a while. The characters are super cute, and their problems are relatable as well as funny. And I continue to be amazed at how well animated it is.
335 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-12 04:47
Comic Girls is completely adorable. I love Kaos-chan. And I love Koyume and Tsubasa. I hope they keep developing that or episode 5 will feel a little bit random. Unless that was just supposed to be a "you can do it, Koyume!" kind of episode.
336 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-13 10:28
>>322
I recently re-watched it with a friend, I just love it. Can't wait for the new season!
337 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-16 08:14
Did anyone else watch Karaki Jouzu no Takagi-san? It's surprisingly fun to watch given its predictability. Or maybe even because of it.
338 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-16 20:36
>>337
That was a really cute and sweet show. I don't think a romantic slice of life show like that really needs to be surprising.
339 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-19 06:57
I just started Suite Precure, and I'm having a really good time with it so far. It kind of seems to have a bad rap; I assume that's because it came out right after Heartcatch.
340 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 00:32
Apologies if this isn't the best place to post this, but can anyone give me some anime recommendations? I have not really watched anime in a while and I'm completely in the dark on what good shows are airing this season. Any suggestions?
341 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 03:14
>>340
I'm not sure what kind of anime you enjoy, but my favorite current shows are:
•Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Hen
•Comic Girls
•Golden Kamuy
•Wotakoi
•Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi
Darling in the Franxx and the new Captain Tsubasa are pretty good, but your mileage may vary.
342 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 03:15
>>340
Sure, what sort of anime do you prefer to watch?
343 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 15:53
fuck I just realized I need to finish Casshern Sins and Now and Then Here and There
Haven't been watching anime seriously since this year began
344 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 00:42
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Ever since I saw this picture, I've been looking around for Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu. It looks like something I would enjoy, but I can't find it for procurement anywhere. No official translations on amazon, can't find any download through mega, torrents, or irc outside of the oneshot. Online reader sites have the rest of the volumes, but I prefer a local zip/rar file. Usually scanlators have websites or blogs where they post download links, but I haven't been able to find anything.

It is so frustrating since this seems so enjoyable.
345 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 07:28
>>344
I figured that would bait someone in to reading it! It's a really heartwarming series, and very funny.

Yeah, it's a pain - Underdog used to be the scanlators but they went defunct, taking down their website. "Komi-scan wa Komyusho desu" are the current TLs but with the death of Batoto they only upload on MangaDex, no site of their own.

If you're looking for rars, this seems to have most of the older chapters: https://archive.org/details/manga_Komi-san_wa_Komyushou_Desu.
346 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 13:44
Thanks for the archive site. For the rest of the series, I'll use a scraper for mangadex.
347 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-30 13:37
>>308
Started watching it today. What do I think of it so far?

"As the episode ended, I realized I was smiling."
348 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-08 02:09
I've been watching the new season of full metal panic.
things are starting to heat up.
349 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-10 08:04
Golden Kamui is very very good!
350 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-13 03:32
>>349
The animation's a bit cheap and goofy-looking, but everything else about the show is fantastic. I am, however, a little worried about how they're going to wrap it up now that it's nearly over.
Also, Asirpa is cute!
351 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-16 23:51
>>322
Di Gi Charat, now there's a name I haven't heard in a decade. Gonna go check it out, see if I can acquire some episodes.
352 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-20 03:59
I finished GochiUsa yesterday and I was wondering if there are other animes with towns like that, since GochiUsa's town is based on a real town (Colmar, France); if so, could you guys name them?
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353 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-20 13:00
>>352
The town in So Ra No Wo To is Cuenca, Spain.
Kiki's Delivery Service is mostly components of Stockholm & Visby, but there's not much directly based on them.

Most of the English scenes in Kiniro Mosaic are taken directly from various locations in the Cotswolds. The interiors are even from one house: https://www.otakunews.com/Article/2085/on-location-at-fosse-farm-alice-cartalets-house-from-kinmoza

Little Witch Academia is largely an amalgamation of southern England, but Avebury is a fair match for the "location ambience", and there's even a picture of St Michael's Line at one point, pinning Luna Nova Academy as just south of Bristol. →/889/5btq9cq9jq8y.jpg

I can't really think of many that have other timber-framed towns like Colmar that aren't fantasy though - it's a fairly common style for that. This site is great for real life location comparisons, it's a hobby for the owner of the blog http://mikehattsu.blogspot.com/

GochiUsa is a very cute show!
354 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 02:24
>>353
Gosh, this blog is awesome. Thank you, anon!
355 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 02:55
>>353
I can't really think of many that have other timber-framed towns like Colmar
I found out there are two other towns in Alsace (region where Colmar is located) that look like Colmar: Riquewihr (→/890/1a.jpg) and Ribeauvillé (→/891/2a.jpg). Alsace is located in Eastern France and borders Germany and Switzerland, seems like a nice place.
356 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 02:57
>>355
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Fixed it.
357 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 18:11
Watching DRR!

About halfway through X2, loving it.

Had watched the original season when it aired but never got around to the second.
358 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-25 05:29
I burnt through the 6 episode OVA for Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu today and boy, was that a roller coaster.
It felt rushed, like if I was skipping entire episodes between scenes. I heard somewhere that the LN it was based off started the LN boom in the mid 2000s, so maybe the source material is better and this was just a bad adaptation. What a shame, too. It started off so strong and absolutely fell apart around midway through.
359 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-02 21:43
I hate to be that person, but a lot of anime is racist and sexist. Darling in the Franxx is right-wing propaganda, for example. I'm not making it up. Google it. I'm not doing your research for you though. You can do that on your own.

People of color are sorely lacking from anime. Women are depicted without agency, which is sexist. That's why neckbeards like anime.

Anime needs to change much in the same way the video game industry has changed. We need cultural changes and actual representation. But not tokenization.

I know your knee-jerk reaction might be to reject my claims, because you'd rather pretend that all is well, but you know I'm right.
360 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-03 17:22
https://mangadex.org/manga/14569/ookami-shounen-wa-kyou-mo-uso-o-kasaneru

It's really cute, and the story wraps up nicely within the 5 volumes that were published. Not often you find completed romance manga.
361 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-03 19:28
>>359
Nah, you're just being a tyrannical fascist who wants to push your (very inferior) culture on others.
362 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-03 19:29
>>360
Watching Flying Witch right now. Another weapons-grade comfy anime!
363 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-03 20:12
>>362
Flying Witch is great, the OP is brilliantly catchy. Apparently the anime followed the manga well, so you can take that up if you want more comf. >>237
The bonus track on the album is nice too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ0Cd7atiW4

>>361
Please don't respond to the troll.
364 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-04 00:07
>>360
That same author recently finished another very cute series called Madoromi-chan ga Iku. It isn't romance if that's something you're particularly looking for, but it's short and worth a read if you want something lighthearted and fun. Between Madoromi-chan and Ookami Shounen, I can't wait to see what this guy comes out with next.

On the topic of romance manga, I finished one called Kanojo wa Rokurokubi recently. It was really enjoyable, though it apparently got cancelled and has a very sudden ending. I need more cute romance manga like it in my life.
365 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-04 17:34
>>363
Everyone who isn't exactly like you is a troll. I hate this modern attitude.

You know how social media recommends videos, pages, accounts, etc that are related to your interests? And you know how google search results are custom-tailored to you, based on what google knows about you? I think this has led to people being in echo chambers for too long, so you think anyone who sees the world in a different way is a "troll" or something, which is dumb.

Understand that people are not all the same, and people can have very legitimate reasons for coming to different conclusions than you.

Dismissing people as "trolls" is ignorant and lazy. Instead, you can try to see things from someone else's perspective.

Anime objectifies women. It's not just about the oversexualization, since many feminists are sex-positive now, instead of being anti-sex. But it's sexist and objectifying in the sense that many female anime characters lack agency. I think many weeaboos like asian women and anime because of the stereotypically weak portrayals of women. You don't like women who stand up for themselves. You don't like strong women who don't want traditional gender roles. Weeaboos prefer the timid, weak, obedient, sidekick-style woman who is merely an accessory for a male protagonist. Additionally, anime's lack of diversity is striking, but it's also a reflection of the lack of proper multiculturalism in Japan too. This will have to change over time, since their birth rates are dropping off.

You can either try and understand other people, or you can just continue to be dismissive and call everyone who isn't a carbon copy of you a troll. Your choice. Are you going to continue to be close-minded, or will you listen to what other people have to say?
366 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-05 00:52
>>365
The entire subgenre of "cute girls doing cute things" is so emblematic of this problem.

And not only that, they tend to have cheap and uninspired animation (even by anime standards).
367 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-05 12:11
Watching Azumanga Daioh after 10 years. The CD-R quality leaves something to be desired, but hey; a spectacular classic.
368 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 09:53
The new season of Yama no Susume is off to a good start. We've been spoilt for outdoors series the past couple of seasons with Yuru Camp and Sora Yori, but YnS falls really nicely between the two - comfy, but still good character development.
369 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-10 20:01
I'm waiting for the Asenshi subs for it, should I just watch what's already out?
370 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-12 21:07
For those of you who keep up with seasonal anime, what have you picked up this season? What are you excited to watch?

Out of everything I've tried watching so far, I'm most excited for Planet With. It's an original work by Satoshi Mizukami, who did Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Sengoku Youko and Spirit Circle. Apparently he's been working on the show's concept for four years now, and there's over a thousand pages of manga storyboards for it. It's a bit odd to see Mizukami's stuff animated, but I'm very excited for more of it.
371 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-13 10:09
>>370
So far, I'm really enjoying Yama no Susume 3. Hanebado and Asobi Asobase are pretty good too, and I'm going to keep watching Shinya Tensai Bakabon and see if it gets better.
I'm also looking forward to Happy Sugar Life and Hi Score Girl, as I enjoy both manga.
372 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-18 01:23
Sunohara-sou's a pretty nice surprise. I was expecting a dumb ecchi show, but it's rather sweet.
373 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-23 08:58
>>370
I've picked up Yama no Susume and Asobi Asobase. Both are great anime, especially Asobi Asobase, since it caught me off guard.
>>371
Is Hanebado worth giving a try?
374 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-23 10:05
Asobi Asobase is hilarious. I feel like I laugh a little harder every episode. I love the faces.

>>373
Hanebado's a pretty standard sports anime (albeit with fairly high production values). If you enjoy sports anime, it should be right up your alley.
375 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-25 11:27
>>374
I'll check it out, then. Thank you!
376 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-25 21:46
Thank you >>374, very cool!
377 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-01 10:20
Harukana Receive is this season's guilty pleasure. Every episode is a beach episode!
378 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-01 12:44
>>377
What about a pool episode?
379 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-01 20:28
>>378
I hope they have one.
380 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-05 23:17
Just finished Golden Time, had a great time watching it. I recommend to everyone that likes romance.
You have to be patient with Kouko, though. I promise you guys her personality gets better.
381 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-05 23:20
Just finished Golden Time, had a great time watching it. I recommend to everyone that likes romance.
You have to be patient with Kouko, though. I promise you guys her personality gets better.
382 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-05 23:21
Oops, posted it twice. Sorry for that.
383 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-07 23:11
I watched Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou today and realized that's the "YKK" you guys talk about. I didn't come from the "YKK-ARIA" imageboard so I had no clue what "YKK" stand for.
384 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-08 18:33
>>383
How was it?
385 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-08 23:36
>>384
Great! I wish there were more episodes, though.
386 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-27 00:12
Picked up Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight. It's pretty confusing at the beginning, but everything makes sense after watching the 3rd or 4th episode. I'm really enjoying it so far. Anyone else watching it?
387 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-27 21:40
Finished reading +tic Neesan yesterday, halfway through Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko. Both are great, highly recommend.
388 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-12 18:26
>>386
I'm watching Revue Starlight. It's probably my favorite show of the season so far. It has tons of Penguindrum/Utena vibes and I'm surprised it doesn't seem to be very popular this season. Maybe it's the idol vibes that scare people off.
389 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-12 20:04
>>386
>>388
I think I'm going to give it a try, but probably not for a while; I'm watching a lot right now.
390 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-27 22:04
Watched Chio-chan. It was good and it made me laugh several times, but I don't think it needed that amount of tits and panties. Aside from the fanservice, it was gold.
391 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-01 12:01
I just finished reading Peach Girl. The story was pretty melodramatic, but I really liked the characters and the art.
392 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-07 21:18
The new season has started. What are you all watching this time around?
393 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-07 22:07
I just watched the first episode of Gridman, which is definitely promising... not sure about the others, I'll probably wait and see what people recommend.
394 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-09 23:29
So far this season (based on one or two episodes), I'm enjoying Anima Yell (solid CGDCT), Akanesasu Shoujo, Golden Kamui 2 (loved the first despite the crappy animation), Uchi No Maid Ga Uzasugiru, and Yagate Kimi Ni Naru.
Himote House (Weird, crappy CG CGDCT from Ishidate) and Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san are both better than I was expecting. Ulysses kind of disappointed me.
395 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-10 18:41
Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara seems promising. I'm looking forward to Hinomaru Zumou, too.
396 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-11 10:32
>>395
Irozuku sounds pretty interesting; I wonder how I missed that when I made my list for Fall?

>>388
I initially passed over Starlight because I assumed it was an idol show. When I did watch it, I enjoyed it, but, I'm not sure what (if anything) it was supposed to mean. It did remind me of Utena, as you said, but it felt more like an homage than something that can stand by itself. It also reminded me a bit of Princess Tutu, probably because of the focus on singing and dancing.
On the whole, I think it's a fun show but fairly forgettable.
397 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-15 21:35
The surprise of the season for me has been Seishun Buta Yarou wa long LN title. It strongly reminds me of the Monogatari series in a really good way.

>>395
I'm not sure how to feel about Irozuku. It's a really pretty looking show but feels a little by the numbers. Even the premise reads like "normal high school boy meets mysterious transfer student girl" but backwards. The director also did Nagi no Asukara though and I really enjoyed that, so I'll stick with it for now.
398 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-16 03:06
>>397
I'm not sure how to feel about Irozuku.
Yeah, so far it's not grabbing me. It's not bad, but it seems pretty meh.
399 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-16 12:02
>>393
I just started Gridman; it's really fun. It reminds me of watching Power Ramgers as a kid.
400 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-20 09:58
I'm enjoying Yagate Kimi ni Naru, but I think AnoKiss would have been the better popular yuri manga to adapt into anime. Because it has a large cast (each with their own stories), you could animate as much, or as little, as you like and have a show that feels complete.

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