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Anime // Manga
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Anime // Manga

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
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
Yes, it was 2011.
472 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-16 23:57
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
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
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
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
Are you enjoying it?
478 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 05:26
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
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
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
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
Yeah, I hated Chuck to the Future. I like the music video, though.
483 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-22 04:05
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
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.

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
2019 wasn't a great year. Nor was the entire decade of the 2010s for that matter. I'm ready for a new era.

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
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
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
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
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
What makes you think that something made me think that?
496 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-08 19:01
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.

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.

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
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
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.
501 Name: Paperplane : 2020-05-02 18:25
Dorohedoro is finally available in my country and I'm having a blast.
I love it when the art style is different from all the samefaces you see in every seasons. When the characters feel different for once and not some copy paste personalities.
And the animation is great, too.
Not to mantion the Suda51-esque world.
Oh and the OST is good too.
502 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-06 10:36
The live-action segments of Gyaru & Dinosaur are surprisingly comfy, when they aren't totally weird. Why is it so relaxing to watch people do mundane things like eat and shop?
503 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-07 12:43
I really enjoyed 20th Century Boys, haven't read it's sequel 21st Century Boys yet though. It's definitely one of my favourite manga.
504 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-08 16:47
I'm reading Wakako-zake.
And you should read it too.
505 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-08 18:52
All this idle time I've found myself with has given me time to watch a lot more than I normally could. I'd been putting off Gintama due to the length, but now that I've started on it I worry I'm going to run through the series almost too quickly since it's so much fun.

I remember enjoying that when I watched it so I'll check out the manga, too.
506 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-08 20:02
Mori's "memesub" version made this the comedy of the season
507 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-08 20:51
I don't know any memesubs and not sure if I want to.

The adaptation was made pretty much copied and pasted panel-to-panel and covers only 12 chapters 3-4 pages each. The whole manga is 500-something pages long.
The only thing missing from the manga is the voice of Miyuki Sawashiro.
508 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-16 15:38
When I was a kid and there was a pretty sizable comic/manga store near me, I bought all of the original One Piece manga, from Romance Dawn to Skypiea. Although I haven't read or watched One Piece since I was dorky pokemon card collecting 12 year old, I want to catch up.
509 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-19 00:13
That's a pretty daunting task. I started One Piece a few years ago, and I'm still like 500 chapters behind.
510 Name: Paperplane : 2020-05-19 05:06
Similar situation, I only watched the anime until shortly after Skypiea arc. But just 3 weeks ago I tackled the manga and home office gave me plenty time to read.

Just 490 more to go...
511 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-28 15:50
Recently a friend of mine tipped me off onto watching anime and I’ve just been blitzing a bunch of shows. So far I’ve gone through One Punch Man, Maid Dragon, Gabriel Dropout, Mob Psycho, FMA:B, Soul Eater and Kill La Kill.

Standouts for me are probably KLK and Maid Dragon, why wasn’t I doing this before?

Sidenote: OPM’s Manga is phenomenal, which I finished in one night and probably kickstarted this. Also reading GTO, and Onizuka is truly the goat.
512 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-28 19:59
Some people say Skypiea is the best arc, but honestly I actually consider the G8 filler arc after it that everyone skips to be one of the best arcs of the anime. It's One Piece at its core

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