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401 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-27 11:07
This autumn I re-watch my favorite anime all day long but also had a pleasure to watch Sangatsu no Lion for the first time since all blu-rays came out. Absolutely loved it and since the only rating for the anime I watch is the amount of emotions it gives to me, it became on of my favorites too.
Coming back to a re-watch topic, Mawaru Penguindrum is next despite seeing it many times before. Starting today. What did you re-watch recently, guys? Did you watch the anime that you wanted to start over right away after finishing it? Sorry for the mediocre English.
402 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-27 11:13
>>401
I'm about halfway thru a rewatch of Flip Flappers. I really liked it when it first aired, but I remember being kind of turned off by the last few episodes. I would love for this rewatch to change my mind.
Sangatsu no Lion is a damn good show.
403 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-27 11:31
>>402
I somehow missed Flip Flappers and now that you've mentioned it I will watch it. And to reply to my own question about starting right away I want to mention all four seasons of Hidamari Sketch because can easily watch in an infinite loop, just to start the day with one episode and to finish it with a couple.
Also didn't expect such quick reply, very glad to know that someone is here nowadays.
404 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-27 20:46
>>403
didn't expect such quick reply, very glad to know that someone is here nowadays
I usually check the Letterbox a couple times a day.

Hidamari Sketch looks like a nice show; I'll watch it one of these days.
405 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-28 14:13
I've been watching alien 9. It's really wierd, not good per say but still I would recomend watching it since it's only 4 episodes and worth the experience just on the strength of the uniqueness and artstyle. It ends on a cliffhanger since it stops half way through the second vollume of the manga, so if you like it read the manga which is also good.
>>404
hidamari sketch is really great, although imo the second and third seasons are better than the first.
406 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-29 03:12
I'm almost done with shojo shuumatsu
Im gonna binge the last four episodes tomorrow
Im not sure what to watch after. I dont like ridiculous shonen stuff and im not in the mood for fluff or comedy. I was thinking of kumo no mukou since I have it, or angels egg.
any recommendations?
407 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-29 15:51
>>401
I don't re-watch anime anymore because my backlog is so huge. I don't watch many anime so it keeps getting bigger.
But if I decide to do it, probably Lucky Star first because it's been a while and I miss Konata (=ω=.)
408 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-29 20:14
>>406
Maybe Haibane Renmei will fit right into your mood. Watch it if you didn't yet.
409 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-31 03:29
>>408
That looks good
Thank you anon
410 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-07 12:34
I'm loving Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru. Every episode puts a smile on my face without me even realizing it.
I don't know what makes it so thrilling, but I highly recommend it.
411 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-25 18:24
Watching this thread not getting replies for more than a month and not posting here myself was a bit sad.
Do you have something special to watch or re-watch during the upcoming New Year days?
412 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-26 10:04
The Disappearence.
Tis a tradition.
413 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-27 05:03
>>411
I kinda want to finish all those dozens of seasonal anime I got like 5 episodes or more into and then just never finished over the past four years.
Quite a few of them I got up to the last episode or two and then just never got around to finishing it like Hibike Euphonium or Akagami no Shirayukihime. Not to mention the new seasons of them.
I guess first on the list is Hanayamata, and most recent is Tonegawa-san or maybe Pokemon depending on how you look at it.
414 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-01 22:17
>>411
I rewatched Gunbuster and it's even better than I remembered it. I honestly think that it's an impeccable piece of art and no other anime comes close to it.
415 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-14 22:25
Boogiepop wa Warawanai this season is surprisingly good. I never watched Boogiepop Phantom but my understanding is that this is covering the source material novels from the start so watching Phantom is unnecessary. The first episode of the new adaptation left me kind of unsure, but the first three episodes together are cohesive and fantastic. I'd recommend anyone interested in the series to burn through them all at once. If they continue covering a single novel every three episodes I might just wait between novel arcs to watch it. Treat it like a monthly release instead of a weekly one.
416 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-22 22:55
>>415
I've been meaning to watch the original. I'd love to hear from a fan how the new one stacks up; maybe I should be watching it instead.
417 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-24 03:32
>>416
You can safely skip Boogiepop Phantom. I watched it a few years ago. It had great music IIRC, but its easy to tell that the story they adapted was taken from the middle of things so it was quite confusing with little to no answers to questions that come up.

Boogiepop wa Warawanai is an adaptation starting from volume one of the source material. And feels very cohesive and well done. Questions get answers eventually, though the non linear nature might throw some people off, but that means a rewatch will be all the better. I would definitely recommend watching it.
418 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-24 05:10
>>417
Ah, neat. I'll give it a try then.
Thanks!
419 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-27 20:15
I started reading Dungeon Meshi and it's been an absolute blast so far. It's like /ck/ and /tg/ teamed up and made a manga.
420 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-30 21:36
>>419
I recently picked up 6 volumes of it and was really surprised by how nice it was. I love Senshi.
421 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-31 10:24
Kotonoba Drive is so short. Just as I cuddled under it's warm and cozy blanket, it was over.
But it is sweet nevertheless.
422 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-02 15:35
I'm reading Super Cub at the moment. It's a really lovely, strangely melancholic manga about a abandoned girl who receives a Honda C90 and her experiences riding it.
If you're a rider then it'll be really nostalgic, as she stumbles into the same things every new rider does, but I think even if you're not it's worth a read.
Oddly, it's apparently actually commissioned by Honda as part of the celebrations for 100 million C90s having been manufactured but it doesn't feel at all like a tie-in.

https://mangadex.org/title/33540/super-cub
423 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-04 03:18
>>421
I picked it up while it was going and had to wait forever for the last couple of chapters. I'm kind of glad because it made it seem longer.
424 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-17 00:35
>>423
Looks like AnoKiss is ending next chapter.
Too bad; that's my favorite ongoing yuri manga.
425 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-18 22:37
Really happy with how Mob Psycho season 2 is going so far.

Also SAO: Alicization is pretty good.
426 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-25 07:02
Watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes lol
427 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-07 22:05
i can't say anything about its precedent, but postlabor 2 is good! beautiful art and animation, it makes a really compelling argument too. it's the kind of anime i'd recommend to someone who doesn't really watch anime.
428 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-08 16:44
>>427
Now I can't wait for them actually making a Postlabor anime.
429 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-15 01:36
Does anyone read Again!! By Mitsuro Kubo ? I’ve been following it since volume 3 came out

>>414
I agree it is pretty cool
430 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 00:24
Mob Psycho 100 is probably my new favorite anime thanks to season 2
431 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 10:35
Nainai no Onnanoko is about a girl who doesn't have friends. And family. And hobbies. Nothing, basically.
And then she gets an old motorcycle.
It's great.
432 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 12:55
>>431
surely it's unrelated but that made me think of Kino no Tabi
433 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-17 01:41
>>401
Heh, I too rewatch my favorite anime, but in the spring. It's basically my anime watching anniversary. Every March before April but after daylight savings, I start with my very first anime (and by that I mean the first anime in which I knew what an anime was) and then follow with my favorites from the past years. Incredibly cozy and autistic, I know.
434 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-17 08:17
>>431
>>422
We're of one mind.
435 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-20 00:56
The word "autistic" is a bit overused these days by kids trying to act cool, you know.
436 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 00:44
I'm finally getting around to Devilman Crybaby. It's pretty good. At first I was disappointed at the changes it makes from the manga, but the show grew on me after just a few episodes. I guess it would be silly to not change anything else after they already modernized the setting.
437 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-27 09:51
I am a very picky consumer of any kind of series, show, video game or book because I don't have that much free time and wasting that to mediocre or even bad shows is not what I do. If a trailer, art style or the first episode don't sell, I'm very unlikely to watch/read/play the whole thing. Because of time constraints I will never ever pick up one of these long going series like Naruto or One Piece because I just can't keep up and don't want to sacrifice my limited watchtime to one or two shows.
That's why I prefer short (i.e. 1-3 seasons), high quality shows.
Because of these perquisites, I value SuperEyePatchEWolf on YouTube and his recommendations because his and my taste seem to match a lot and he filters through anime seasons for me and only recommends the best. Not that I exclusively watch everything he recommends but for me personally it's a valuable time saver. So most stuff I recently watched will stem from his recommendations. I guess hardcore weeaboos will call it "casual" but they'd be right, I just can't dedicate the time to watch everything that gets released, especially if it's the mediocre, forgettable stuff that drowns in the flood of each season. And I'm very rarely up to date since I don't actively check for what's new so it happens that I discover an old show years after its release (Samurai Champloo comes to mind)

With that out of the way, I really enjoyed Made in Abyss and Kaiji Ultimate Survivor recently. The first even that much that I bought the manga and me buying manga is really rare. Berserk was the single manga ruler in my bookshelf up until MiA came.

>>430
I liked the first one. Still need to check the 2nd one out someday.
438 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 23:03
I thought Happy Sugar Life was really interesting, but I feel like it's premise rubs a lot of people the wrong way
439 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 06:53
There seems to be a lot of ecchi this season. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I really like Nande Koko ni Sensei ga.
Dumb smutty anime is my guilty pleasure.
440 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 11:37
Lads my to watch/read list is getting larger by the day, what do read/watch first?
We’ve got your lie in april, future diary, serial experiments lain, eureka seven, five cm per second, the kara no kyoukai movies, and YKK. What would you do, anon?
441 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 19:57
>>440
I recommend Lain, but only because it's my favorite anime.
442 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-21 02:18
Yo that Carol and Tuesday anime looks really pretty.
443 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-23 10:41
>>441

So I watched the first episode, man that was pretty funky. I’m still thinking about it rn.
444 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-23 11:53
>>443
It gets much weirder. Taking your time and thinking about it is the best way to watch Lain.
445 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-04 08:26
>>442
Just caught up on this last night, brilliant so far.

Reminds me a lot of Sora yori mo Tooi Basho from last year - great style, great music, similar themes.
446 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-05 23:23
>>442
I was really looking forward to it because of the director (Watanabe) and I am enjoying it a lot.

I also really like this season in general. A lot of people would probably disagree but there are a lot of good shows to watch. My favorites so far are Kimetsu no Yaiba, Amazing Stranger ⅙, Carole and Tuesday, YU-NO and Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san. What suprised me the most was Kimetsu no Yaiba. I usually tend to dislike run of the mill shonen but Kimetsu no Yaiba is far from anything that I could dislike. Really loving it so far. The only anime that disappointed me a bit this season was Fairy Gone, PA Works' new original 2 cour anime. I really wanted it to be good but I couldn't watch more than the first episode. Maybe I'll give it another try once the season is over.
447 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-09 00:08
>>446
I'm really surprised at how much I'm enjoying YU-NO. I went into it expecting cheap ecchi trash, but it's pretty good. The story is keeping me interested.
448 Name: Niggero : 2019-05-10 01:27
446

I'm not too wild for this season, but Uzamaid was pretty great.
449 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 14:00
They announced a new season of Non Non Biyori!
The trailer is on the Local TV.
450 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 18:02
>>449
I hadn't seen the trailer, so thanks for posting it.
Non Non Biyori is one of my favorites. I'm super excited for more.
451 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 22:46
>>449

obligatory nyanpasu
http://nyanpass.com/
452 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-18 16:02
goddamnit
453 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 04:23
Watching Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls' Last Tour) and now I feel existential dread.
454 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 10:00
Wait tiil you finish the manga, heh.
455 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-12 10:35
>>454
>>453
I feel like the manga just makes explicit what the anime implies.
They're both great.
456 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-16 06:51
I have been enjoying a lot of older manga, the prequel manga to sailor moon has especially been a treat. Buddha is fun as well if not only for the juxtaposition of the serious, somewhat historic nature with very cartoonish visuals.
457 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-23 23:09
>>456
Sailor V? That's one of my favorites. I actually like it better than the manga of Sailor Moon. Takeuchi isn't very good at writing a large cast and making every character interesting.
458 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-27 01:39
>>457
>>456
As much as I love the anime, though, I've always felt it changes Minako and Rei's personalities (mostly) for the worse.
459 Name: Paperplane : 2019-08-27 06:48
I just recently finally got to watching EVA. I know, I know. It's been hyped for decades and I'm super late to the party but I just never had the time (i.e. I deemed other stuff more important).
Well what can I say. I am probably one of the few that doesn't have nostalgia goggles for this show since I just saw it a few weeks ago and I also feel like with 24 years I might be just a little older than the target audience since it's basically a coming of age story.

It's always interesting to finally consume such a mythical piece of pop culture after you've already heard so much, seen so many memes and everyone already talked it to death and beyond because you're inadvertently biased by all of this. So what's my verdict?

It was pretty good. I can totally see how it was so influential and I'm even kinda glad I didn't watch it 10 years ago because I can't imagine how much more emotional it would've been if I could've associated with Shinji even more. Even now the ending almost brought me to tears and the unconventional deconstruction of the characters was something I have never seen before.

I am not a very clever man so I can't tell about any potential metaphors for the whole biblical imagery/names and all the metaphors. There's probably tons of interpretations floating around already but I suppose the creators wanted everyone to make up their own mind. That's why I chose not to watch the movies or read any interpretations because I feel like the many unanswered questions the anime left behind are part of the magic. Especially since it's dawning on me that there might not even be a satisfying answer for most of them in the first place.
460 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-27 10:14
>>459
I didn't see Evangelion until i was ~30, and as much as I enjoyed it I feel like I missed the boat. It totally seems like a teenage show. I think it could have changed my outlook on life if I'd seen it when I was still in high school.
461 Name: Paperplane : 2019-08-27 12:13
>>460
Yes, most themes aren't really relevant to adults anymore but I guess there's still plenty of adults left who need to learn about self acceptance.
462 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-02 22:52
Healing anime is the best! NNB, Aria and Gochiusa are the only thing keeping me going in these trying times.
463 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-04 00:23
I can barely watch anime/read manga anymore even though it is one of my passions. Every time something ends I feel a strong depression so I mostly just play older video games and browse the web these days.
Beck is something I can always rewatch.
464 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-09 22:34
Anyone else reading Fumetsu no Anata e? I binge-read most of it today. It's about an immortal being in a primitive/middle age society. It's kind of like the mangaka of Koe no Katachi's take on Spirit Circle meets Fire Punch or something.
I'm really enjoying it, actually, it seems like the perfect wish-fulfillment media that my younger self would have loved. But it doesn't devolve into the lazy harem stereotypes that most isekai type stuff does, if anything I'd say it's closer to a shonen manga in its tropes. Although, it's kind of full of plotholes and the pacing is a bit off.
But the emotional impact allows it to pull through, I think. Compared to Koe no Katachi, I think it's just as touching at times, although it does have some similar issues of pacing.
465 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-10 22:26
I haven't really been into anime for a few years now, and I doubt I'll ever enjoy it like I did when I was a teen. That said, whenever I find a really obscure show that I'm desperately interested in, and can't find any subtitled downloads of it, it stings. This mostly happens with stuff from the 60s and 2000s - fans of contemporary shows don't know how good they have it.
466 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-11 05:58
I've been rewatching a bunch of anime and hoping to get into watching some other classics I missed back in the late '90s and early '00s.
467 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-11 13:42
Just got Uzumaki from my local library. Haven't started it yet, but it looks pretty cool so I'm excited.
468 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-11 19:40
Is scanlation and fansubbing dying? I've heard rumours that it's nowhere near as big as it used to be, but I have no way of actually confirming them. Anecdotally, I know a lot of the more interesting manga I enjoy have been dropped, but maybe this was always the case with slightly more obscure works. Maybe it has something to do with translated stuff being available for purchase to a greater extent than in the past.
469 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-11 23:55
How does everyone feel about this decade in anime and manga? Quite a lot has changed about the medium, the industry, and the culture since 2010.
470 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-12 17:22
>>469
I learned that CG anime has the chance to look good if the studio actually tries, which I think is a good thing. Thinking of that one Gem anime Houseki no Kuni/Land of the Lustrous. I haven't really kept up with new releases but I haven't experienced any anime this decade that left huge impressions on me like Haruhi or Gurren Lagann. Unless the original season of Madoka was after 2010?
471 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-16 02:42
>>470
Yes, it was 2011.
472 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-16 23:57
>>470
It might be because I'd been hearing it was the best thing ever for years, but I didn't particularly like Gurren Lagann. I forced myself to finish it because I thought I should.
473 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-17 03:19
>>472
The thing to remember about Gurren Lagann (and you could make the same argument for anything that guy has made, or Cowboy Bebop), is that they're gateway series - not too foreign or strange for mainstream audiences. American-influenced artwork and characters, accessible dubs, over-the-top, simplistic plots, "epic" presentation, loads of action... you know, like a big Hollywood movie.

People don't necessarily like the because they're the nadir of the medium, they like them because they aren't too different from what they're used to, which is why they're so popular outside of Japan, especially in English-speaking countries.
474 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-17 22:06
>>472
When I watched Gurren Lagann for the first time I was about 14 and I think that colors my perception of the series a lot. It's grand in scale, but basically just a coming of age story.

I was emotionally devastated by Kamina's death because he was just so cool and everything I wanted to be. I even thought he was the protagonist and Simon was just sort of a normal kid along for the ride.

Then gradually Simon matures into someone that can not only fill his shoes, but surpass him, culminating in the climax of the series where Simon talks to Kamina again. We find out that Kamina was more or less a buffoon carried by Simon all along, and had more value as a symbol than anything else. Simon is an adult, with responsibilities beyond a vague notion of rebellion, and the whole world on his shoulders. After this meeting, he rather handily defeats the anti-spiral in the denouement. He accepts the task of protecting the cosmos on behalf of humanity as the price of freedom, paralleling the burdens we take on as adults.

It's a simple and not particularly original story, but still compelling because it's about the human experience. This is just my favorite interpretation of it because it has giant robots and Yoko tits.
475 Name: Paperplane : 2019-12-19 07:38
>>474
basically a coming of age story
that's how I feel about NGE. I only recently watched it for the first time to see what the hype was all about and while it was entertaining it wasn't anything too special but I know that I would think otherwise if I would've seen it mid puberty.
476 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-20 03:24
Meanwhile, I've just been watching Panty and Stocking...
477 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-20 07:32
>>476
Are you enjoying it?
478 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 05:26
>>477
It's not bad (except for the last two episodes that were basically fillers). One of the few animes I've watched so I can't judge it against others really, but I do enjoy it.
479 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 07:34
>>478
When I say "last two" I learn the last two I watched, not the last two in the series, just clarifying
480 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 09:56
>>479
Which ones are those? There's definitely some pointless episodes in Panty & Stocking, but it's one of my favorite shows. PSG is one of those anime that I've watched over and over and still love.
481 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 22:38
>>480
Episode 10 and somewhat 11. 10 was basically just Chuck doing a Tom and Jerry routine with the other creature owned by Scanty and Kneesocks.
482 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 22:46
>>481
Yeah, I hated Chuck to the Future. I like the music video, though.
483 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-22 04:05
>>482
Oh yeah I totally forgot about them throwing in the Anarchy MV in there, that's a favorite. But it had nothing to do with the episode and didn't fit in well.
484 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-22 10:41
>>483
I feel like that whole episode has nothing to do with the show and doesn't fit in well. But in that it kind of ties into PSG's overall theme of being a bitch and unapologetically doing what you want.
485 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-29 08:07
Currently rewatching Code Geass.
486 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-29 08:56
I will rewatch everything Love Live SIP related in chronological order including lives. It's my tradition during New Year days. But I will not rewatch Final Live because by that time i'll already lose 10kg due to emotional investment. After 15 years of otakuing I couldn't find anything I would love more and it's not even close. I will drink moderately and try to relax a bit in the process.
In any case I hope 2019 wasn't too rough for you. Hang in there, whoever reads this.
487 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-29 18:01
It makes my head explode that people now seriously say "animeS and mangaS" when referring to multiple series. I remember that being made fun of in professional publications during the late 2000s, and now it's commonplace. Similarly, I hate the use of "anime" as an adverb - "that was so anime!"? Seriously!?
488 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-29 19:30
I went digging around my hard drive for series I hadn't watched yet and found Gin no Saji so I'm watching that now. I don't know what it is about agricultural-themed series but I really find them fun.

>>487
This is the first I've heard of anyone using it like that. But a lot of terms, waifu probably being the most common, have been misused for a while now. Hell, I saw some 'notice me senpai' meme come up on my mom's FB feed recently. The image wasn't even 2D so I imagine it's spread pretty far into mainstream sites.
489 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-29 22:46
>>486
2019 wasn't a great year. Nor was the entire decade of the 2010s for that matter. I'm ready for a new era.

>>488
Anime going mainstream has created nothing but cringe in masses. I'm glad I don't use social media such as FB anymore. It was like having a loaded gun to my head everyday.
490 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-30 11:33
Better to ignore 99% of the western "fan"dom if you want to enjoy something in peace. That loaded gun metaphor above is damn on point. Saw quite a few examples. Was bothered by such stuff for some time and felt terrible but then started to feel indifferent because only you and your personal dedication should matter if you don't have someone with the same genuine interest as your close friend. It's also easy to become arrogant and elitist, thinking you are better than those memeing ironic people but that's no good too because it causes anger. The best option is to sincerely enjoy anime and manga without external influence.
491 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-30 21:53
>>490
The best option is to sincerely enjoy anime and manga without external influence.
The issue is that anime (probably moreso than manga, but I have no real evidence to back this up) has always been extremely consumer-driven, and anime is being shaped more by mainstream American audiences than ever before. Memes, popular internet references (fidget spinners, Undertale, etc.), and "reaction face" imagery is now more present in contemporary series than ever before. Granted, I'm sure that's what the vast majority of the audience now wants and is willing to pay for, but as someone who enjoyed the medium as a departure from familiar culture, my interest in and appreciation of it has plummeted since about 2015, and I don't even keep up with newly-released shows. I realize I'm not even remotely relevant as a consumer, though.
492 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-31 10:30
>>491
anime (probably moreso than manga, but I have no real evidence to back this up) has always been extremely consumer-driven
I dunno if this is exclusive to anime or even TV. Everything in entertainment used to be driven by execs making gambles with ideas. Now that there's a clear picture of what sells, more analytics available and consumers being able to rate stuff themselves there's no need to make gambles. The entire model of creating entertainment has shifted.
493 Name: Paperplane : 2020-01-08 11:13
>>490
I agree. Most online anime communties are utter trash, no matter if it's an image board, a social media site or YouTube. Everywhere they behave the same:
haha ironic meme waifu jojoreference uwu aheago anime tiddies
It's cancer in its truest of forms. I just can't stand these people anymore. I just want to talk about anime without these goblins but I believe that wherever there's a anime/manga theme online, these people are too.
More on topic:
The current Hero Academia season has been very disappointing so far. When I binged S1-3 I had a blast but now that I caught up the pacing is horrible (which may be attributed to the weekly releases) and the quality of animation is dropping deep.
Manga I read Goblin Slayer and all its spinoffs and I'm waiting for new chapters. Having fun with that at least.
494 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-08 12:14
>>493
haha ironic meme waifu jojoreference uwu aheago anime tiddies
what makes you think that Japanese otaku are any different, since all of the above was made for a Japanese public in the first place?
495 Name: Paperplane : 2020-01-08 12:23
>>494
What makes you think that something made me think that?
496 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-08 19:01
>>494
Not in that quantity. Not even 1% close. It's an absolutely different mentality and attitude and you can see it even in such ultra popular noisy networks like twitter. I wonder why did you even compare. It is impossible to give you the source of my statement, you either follow the situation and know about it or you do not.
497 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 23:27
I started watching the new Nekopara anime when I realized that they had replaced all of the voice actresses. They were still in the crowdfunded OVA, but now they had been tossed aside because eroge actresses aren't good enough for big boy TV anime for big boy viewers. It's hugely disrespectful and I stopped watching immediately.

>>492
There are very few guaranteed sales in the anime market, and something that looks solid on paper can easily fail while something else may become an unexpected success.

>>494
The Western fans are acting that way precisely because they aren't Japanese (or sufficiently familiar with anime). Anime is made by Japanese people according to Japanese sensibilities, which are very different from Western ones.
498 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 23:58
>>497
eroge actresses aren't good enough for big boy TV anime for big boy viewers. It's hugely disrespectful and I stopped watching immediately.
Did you really expect anything else from a series that was crowdfunded by meme-ing Steam users?
499 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 03:21
Can someone give me a recommendation of something that came out between 1985 - 1989?
500 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 11:11
>>498
The OVA was crowdfunded. The OVA retained the cast from the VN, and people crowdfunded the OVA based on the VN. Little Witch Academia was similarly popular in the West and had its second OVA partially crowdfunded (to extend its length), but the TV series didn't change the cast.

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