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Anime // Manga
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Anime // Manga

350 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-13 03:32
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
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
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
Gosh, this blog is awesome. Thank you, anon!
355 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 02:55
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
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

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
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
Watching Flying Witch right now. Another weapons-grade comfy anime!
363 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-03 20:12
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

Please don't respond to the troll.
364 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-04 00:07
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
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
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
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
I've picked up Yama no Susume and Asobi Asobase. Both are great anime, especially Asobi Asobase, since it caught me off guard.
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.

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
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
What about a pool episode?
379 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-01 20:28
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
How was it?
385 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-08 23:36
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
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
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
Irozuku sounds pretty interesting; I wonder how I missed that when I made my list for Fall?

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.

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
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
I just started Gridman; it's really fun. It reminds me of watching Power Ramgers as a kid.

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