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 No.429[Reply]

The finally of season 4 was actually pretty tight even if gentle arc was fucking dumb.
I normally dont like shounentrash but the animation and art is pretty fuckin good.
Also Eri is adorable.
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 No.5199

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>mfw Dabi ends up causing no moral questioning on the part of the heroes because Deku's just gonna say some motivational bullshit, society as a whole doesn't believe him being Endeavor's son because Best Jeanist is still alive, Eri becomes a walking deus ex loli, most of the injured heroes recover within weeks, the students don't go through any character development because the sedative eventually worked so they have nothing to feel guilty about, and none of the interesting setups this arc get followed up
Hasn't happened yet but it's gonna, I can feel it.
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 No.5201

>>5199
>This
Fucking basically. This whole villains vs Heroes shit is interesting and all but something feels off, mostly because despite the grim shit, it has a strange lack of resolution… which is why Tiger & Bunny are more interesting IMO.
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 No.5308

>>5199
Eri ruined the show just like Alluka did for hxh smfh
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 No.5309

>>5308
Too bad really, nice girl and all.
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 No.5320

>>5195
What anime/videogame/movie/cartoon triggered you this time retardanon?


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 No.1993[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Just give me your anime hot takes. I don't care if they're retarded.
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 No.5427

>>4338
GT had very cool ideas and a great soundtrack but the execution was really shitty.

Goku being a kid was actually a neat gimmick and even a necessary one since he'd easily overpower everything otherwise, but why is he brown tho.
Pan however was an absolute waste of a character; we're stuck with her for the entire run and she never develops into anything at all, and only serves to waste time with her canned reactions. Also how come Gohan and Videl seemingly don't give a single shit about her after the first episode?

The planet of the week format in the first arc was weak not because it lacked epin fights but because it simply wasn't entertaining. Enemies were either some dumb animal Goku could evaporate in a second but somehow didn't, or incredibly unfunny weirdos because most anime writers are unable to write anything resembling comedy.
Moving forward, that one guy made of metal was an okay enemy but he goes away in order to make space for Baby.

The Baby arc was sort of alright, actually. Nice fights all around, the matchups were seemingly inspired by old internet posts like "who wud win gohan vs vegeter???? XD" and that's a good thing. SSJ4 looked incredibly badass and unique; sure it's a huge asspull but DB is not stranger to them, starting with King Piccolo downright killing Goku only for him to shrug it off by the next episode lol.
As a personal pet-peeve of mine, Majuub getting his hype moment denied for no reason is both stupid and disappointing.

Super 17 was rock bottom trash tier, good thing he goes away quickly. It's even worse than the Garlic Jr. filler arc in Z despite having both Frieza and Cell (and Nappa) in it; at least the filler in Z had big Maron tiddies flopping around the screen.

Lastly, the Shadow Dragon arc had incredible potential, it could've easily been a top 3 hype arcs in the entire franchise but it ended up being a boring monster of the week shitshow with some cool stuff happening somewhat sparsely near the end.
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 No.5429

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>>5427
>Now regarding Super, I actually went and watched the first arc (the one with Goku rojo) after seeing people praise it in here, and all I have to say is that I'd much rather rewatch the Baby arc again and pretend Super ends right there.
You mean the Beerus saga? When it came out that one was universally panned. The second arc, Frieze resurrection, too, from what I remember. Most people agree that Super got good in Future Turnks saga. Personally I disagree, I found it to be overly self-serious. Actually dropped the series there for couple months. The tournaments are the true highlights, just pure distilled Dragon Ball.
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 No.5482

>>5429
>>5427
See Dragonball thread
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 No.5502

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Unruhe should be the board mod here.
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 No.5586

Replace the characters in moeblob SoL shit with shotas.


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 No.5234[Reply]

Written by Patrick W. Galbraith, lecturer at Senshu University in Tokyo and author of "Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan", "Otaku Spaces", "The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan", "The Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming".

bumplocked: duplicate
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 No.5239

>>5238
>mental gymnastics
The author used multiple academic sources. Are you suggesting the academic sources are responsible for "mental gymanstics"?
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 No.5241

>>5239
1) citing academic sources means nothing when the extrapolations are his own - those are mental gymnastics
2) I can find academic sources for all sorts of inane bullshit and create arguments for why Dinosaurs and birds shouldn't be related. Doesn't make that thesis correct
3) This has been covered before. A lolicon is still a lolicon no matter what pseudo-intellectual trappings you dress it up in. Stop continuing this shit duplicate thread.
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 No.5243

>>5241
>1) citing academic sources means nothing when the extrapolations are his own - those are mental gymnastics
Doesn't he directly quote the authors? Don't make me re-read the whole thing again.
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 No.5245

>>5243
>Doesn't he directly quote the authors?
1) out of context excerpts can be made to mean anything i.e. Stalin's out of context quote about "no communists in Lithuania"
2) An author is not an objective source (death of author)
3) He takes a quote and then explains it in his own subjective and biased interpretation (obviously a lolicon will argue favorably for lolicons - including a lolicon in denial).
>reread
Then don't. It is an absolute waste of time to write such a paper on a subject of whether fiddling drawn depictions of child-bodies is pedophilic or not. And it is even more a waste of time to read and discuss it repeatedly. Don't take anime seriously and don't engage in drawn CP. All his citations and other crap still boil down to the same fucking arguments about 1000 year old vampire lolis or petite bodies or hebephilia and other nauseating semantics. Again go to the lolipol thread.
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 No.5249

>>5243
>>5245
Just to add on: No matter how many quotes and deflections he uses, his arguments boil down to the same debunked shit. It's not worth the time of day


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 No.442[Reply]

What have m/a/nga have you been reading lately, /anime/? For me personally it was probably Beastars and Chainsaw Man, both until the last released chapter at the time and i haven't gotten to reading them again. Both are fairly enjoyable and interesting, although fair warning that the latter is rather angsty. It has some nice character designs, though.

Spoiler for body horror.
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 No.4849

Kaiju No.8 is pretty awesome. It's really fun so fr

I wanna read Hard Boiled Cop and Dolphin, but it's only available on Viz and I'm not paying for that.
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 No.4851

>>2153
>Kumo Desu ga, Nani Ka?
&ltReincarnated as a Spider
Ooooh it's that one. LOL
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 No.4852

>>1846
This shit is Black Dynamite tier. Some of Japan's contenet feels like its stuck in the 80s, I swear.
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 No.5172

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>senpai ga uzai kouhai no hanashi
>introduce shota
>pair him with best girl
Insane power move. Not even interested in the main premise but I'll keep an eye out for these two and see where they go. Helps that it's only a light 4 pages. The collective pearl clutching of horrified non-sickos is a freebie.
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 No.5220

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Frieren is pretty comfy


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 No.4229[Reply]

Thread for Questions and Answers that don't really belong in other threads as well as source requests.

Post
- Questions
- Answers
- Anime/Manga sauce
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 No.5191

https://monster-girl.homelinux.net/
Anyone know if there are other esoteric sites like this (other than TouchFluffyTail).
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 No.5200

>>4469
1. head to nyaa to get torrent
2. download torrent
3. open file in VLC player
4. turn off my brain (VERY important steep)
5. enjoy (?)
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 No.5207

>>4469
1. go to gogoanime
2. click download button for the episode I want
3. select the highest available resolution
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 No.5211

>>4818
First pic is Kaibutsu Oujo, aka Princess Resurrection.
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 No.5212

>>5211
Arigato senpai


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 No.5062[Reply]

Yesterday I finished watching season 3, and I haven't been able to put it out of my mind since. I don't like that, it's just a high school romantic comedy after all. Hopefully writing a few lines about it will make that go away.

They really surprised my by committing to a definite conclusion. The way the story resolved, the way the love triangle resolved, was not unexpected in my opinion - what we got was what the story had been building up to, what had been telegraphed from the beginning. But given the ambiguous endings of the previous seasons and the often bittersweet conclusion to minor arcs, I didn't think they would play it completely straight in the end. Fully expected them to either leave the matter unresolved again, or end with everyone-losing-but-growing-from-the-experience. But they stuck the landing, and for all intents and purposes the story has concluded, the curtain has dropped. This too was made clear before the actual finale of course, with the repeated references to endings and conclusions in the dialogue, but that doesn't sink in until it has happened.

Maybe that's what's irking me - I've gone a couple of years living with this as something that promised to be forever unresolved, and now I'm faced with abrupt closure. I didn't want it to ever be really over.

Still, I have a gripe. Call it team-Yui sour grapes if you want. Story-wise, the love triangle obviously resolved as it "should" have, if it was to have any positive resolution at all. No need to go into the details of why that is, a blind man can see it. But it leaves a taste that's not just bittersweet but straight up bitter. What the story builds to is an unironic Hiki-Yukinon power couple. The culmination of their on-screen relationship consists of them coming together to do [b]event management[/b], which had become a bit of a repeating trope in the latter half of the series. The girlboss of the wealthy family wins, and acquires an utterly loyal and at least moderately competent future husband who will help her take over and run the family empire. We are expected to have sympathy for the rich girl; how terrible it is for her to be burdened with all these expectations and these exacting family members, and how much of a savior her future husband proves to be… Frankly I don't like it, and I don't have as much sympathy as the story would want me to. Fuck the rich and their problems.
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 No.5115

>>5112
I sometimes enjoy that, but few anime or media in general allow there to be catharsis with their negativity.
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 No.5120

MC is just like me.
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 No.5152

>>5120
>le obvious condescension
ok sagefag
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 No.5186

Fucking obsessed.
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 No.5187

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>>5186
>nooooo you can't think about a work of fiction for any more time than it takes to consooom it
>you can only consooom product and then excited for next product
and you can't even sage right fuck you


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 No.2508[Reply]

Post them
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 No.5161

>>2531
can you give me sauce for this pls?
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 No.5180

>>2776
Lol vtubers are all men you fucking dumbass simp
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 No.5181

>>5180
1) There are plenty of gurls m8
2) That's a 3 month old post, leave it be
3) Who gives AF?
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 No.5183

>>5160
Feet are good but so are armpits. United front of feet and armpits?
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 No.5184

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>>5183
Ah, the unholy convergence begins, soon the anime bellies will pull in.


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 No.879[Reply]

Why are tsunderes so cute? In real life they would be annoying as hell, but I just can't get enough of them in anime.
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 No.3524

>>879
Because embarrassment is endearing to look at from moe girls.
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 No.5100

>>885
>implying Vegeta isn't a prick
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 No.5106

All the anons on this board are tsundere.
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 No.5110

>>5106
No wonder why they are so insufferable.
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 No.5117

>>879
>In real life they would be annoying as hell
*hot


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 No.3193[Reply]

>mfw I keep convincing friends that anime and coomer art are inherently capitalistic
>tell them how coomerism fuels patreon bucks which impose an unrealistic and unobtainable image for women and males because of the rate of porn consumed created by comissions
>tfw only leftypol will be the only anime friendly lefty place, eventually
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 No.4835

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The manga/anime industry is inherently anti-art because the creators are incentivised to milk the fuck out of their series untill no one cares about them anymore - even to a more extreme degree than the Hollywood franchises and TV shows. I'm sure you could find a good story in most mangas, the problem is that it's buried under the 95% unnecessary bullshit and it lacks the proper execution because it's created under a lack of time. The deadline driven nature of comics prevents them from entering a higher level of art.
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 No.4847

>>4835
Post is literally: Anime industry [read capitalism] leads to non-artistic products, as money > art for creators, just like any other mass media (movies, tv series, etc.) because pragmatism and greed over-rule artistic expression or actual effort in execution due to the time/budget constraints on artists (see >>617)
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 No.5034

anIme is communist.
otaku have only their games to lose.
uphold marxism lennsim lolism.
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 No.5109

Actually there is Soviet animation, so no, it is not.


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 No.3571[Reply]

Is it just Ayn Rand for weebs or is there a redeemable message in it?
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 No.3635

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 No.3636

>>3589
Thank you youtubers for giving birth to thousands of pseuds like this that MUST apply their surface-level knowledge of political theory to all media they consoom.
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 No.3644

>>3636
Political analysis of media is something everyone does, whether it is correct is another matter, but that's why this is a thread and not a thesis paper; people write out what they think and discuss. If you're not interested, DON'T READ IT. It's not that hard to hide a post and ignore it.
&ltMuh youtubers
People have and did do this on /a/ long before weeb youtubers were even a thing.
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 No.4967

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Pic is me TBH, It's also basically the theme of Shield Hero's beginning (internalized).
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 No.5095

>>3571
Way too edgy in some ways, not edgy enough in others


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