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So I's (eyes) was watching this and it reminded of Cowboy Bebop but that's not quite it. What anime am I thinking of? The laid-back style, comedy, and animation and episodic nature whilst working towards a grander plot. I can't quite recall the name. Could a kind fellow help me out?

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What do you guys think about this show so far? This anime has been taking me for a whirl several times, sometimes within the same episode. I'm still not sure if the show is any good or not, though. I think this is one of those situations where the ending of the show can really make or break the entire experience but for now I'm enjoying the ride.
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Define a worthwhile plot. What does it require?


Meaningful exploration of the human condition


What does meaningful mean as opposed to worth? Define this word for me.


I'm not an expert film critic anon, I just have opinions. All I know is that some plots make me think about what it means to be human and to go beyond humanity, and some others make me think about what the author was smoking. If you find value in what I don't then good for you.


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Ah. I didn't mean to get overtly critical or desire an accurate definition or anything. But doesn't worthwhile and meaningful mean the same thing? Something is worthwhile if it's meaningful and vice versa. It's circular reasoning. Is it not?

But Monogatari is also an exploration of the human condition. And it's also done well. So when you refer to the plot as worthless… But what is the plot of Monogatari? Are the arcs not set-up and ended properly?

Personally I think Monogatari and the aforementioned shows are all memorable, and therefore good. Whereas Sonny Boy is bad because it fails to leave an impression, any impression is a good impression, even if it's a bad impression. Even if it's one you don't necessarily prefer, it means you still got something out of it, hence worth. But that's just my reasoning.

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Extremely good & extremely underrated in the West. Still ongoing.
> convoluted treasure-hunting plot
> great character writing (very Coen-bros-like)
> lots of ethnography (the main character is Ainu)
> tons of history (you'll be reading Wikipedia to understand the events)
> respectful to its female cast, no typical manga/anime objectifying bullshit
< hina hina!
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>I'm not angry
<copious usage of fuck, heated inquiry of "What the everloving fuck is wrong with (you)" etc.
<U-ur wasting my time
LMAO anon, you need anger management courses. Also no, I'm not wasting more time, I don't care about you, I'm laughing at you and having fun since you didn't deign to give me even a semblance of a calm reply.


I'm not angry. You're just projecting.


>U-ur projecting
And yet you're the one lurking the thread and continuing to reply, you're the one using ad hominum to 0 provocation.


What does that indicate?


the end was a bit rushed tho, you have to admit

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New BL doujin event badges dropped, tag yourself.


>copyright 2018


I'm メガネにかけたい I love megane


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I'd proudly wear the gachimuchi pants wrestling badge.


it's a BL event dumbass, no anime girls allowed

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I'm trying to find torrents of The Slayers and Record of Lodoss War. Is there a site better than pirate bay?
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windscribe has a $2 vpn plan called "build a plan" where you get just 1 server location. choose a swiss server.


No I mean what is the article of clothing supposed to be? A bra worn on the outside of an outer jacket… ???


I think it's her shirt and it's the jacket that's like a corset.


Just download onto your laptop from your local library
I use Mullvad vpn


She has breast envy of just about everyone and gets made fun of for being flat

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Can Ranma get preggers? Could Ranma get preggers with his own sperm between forms? What happens if Ranma gets hit with hot water while preggers?
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I wouldn't doubt it, a lot of anime and hentai artists self-admittedly use real photos for reference including for lolicon stuff.


forever trans icon


>forever seething
You concession is accepted


trans icon accepted


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>N-no u
>still lurking

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Just found out Okinawa is a colony and Okinawans have been genoicided by Japanese and American and are still misstreated by them.
Can I still enjoy summer break episodes?
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I don't care about Japan I just like the cartoons


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>I just like the cartoons
the wall for you


Basques are the indigenous Europeans the rest are steppe settlers #LandBack


don't you have to have a heart attack because of bobba ?.


>original Europeans
maybe they should go basque where they came from lmao

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Why is the school setting liked so much in anime? It cannot just be that the target audience is mostly children, because there are a lot of anime of this sort oriented to older otaku also. Do anime ever make more than passing attempts at portraying so called "adulthood" as a future to be excited about?
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Adulthood is misery with freedom for luxury.
Adolescence is misery with no freedom.
I choose adulthood.


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>writing a story about an adult working 10 hours a day is hard
>writing stories about teens going to school 10 hours a day/6 days a week is fine though

Even fucking shonen manga get censored too much. One Piece cuts out the entire first chapter just because it would be too gritty. Hitman Reborn cuts out alcohol and a smoking hs student despite both of these things being very plot-relevant. The real answer lies somewhere in that it's easier to get something past censors if it's just a boring highschool drama about feefees.


What a fucking bitch


School provides an easy contained setting that is relatable to pretty much all readers: children are living through it, and adults can remember their days going through it. It follows a strict framework that makes it easier to write, given the expected conventions of tests, clubs, school trips, etc., and is thus very convenient for many genres (romantic comedies being a prime example, but not only).

As anons above have pointed out, the Japanese in particular have a weird idealized version of school in their culture whereas it takes this sort of landmark place as "the last time you could be free" since labor in Japan is so nightmarish that once you enter the working force your life becomes hell. This, of course, isn't entirely correct; school life is often quite terrible, with ungodly pressures from absurd and constant testing, tons of drama, bullying, and misery all around.

As I see it, school is chosen as a setting so constantly not for its concrete characteristics, which very few works actually have the guts to delve into ("delinquent" manga often being a prime example), but to follow an easy framework that feels like a comforting narrative device, guaranteeing the reader that nothing really unexpected is bound to happen, and they can read with certainty that their beliefs probably won't be questioned. It's form convenient for a work aimed at mass cultural output. This, of course, becomes absurd in those manga that have schools with like ten thousand students that are functionally a self-governing society, at which point the plot device unwittingly becomes a parody of itself.

The easiest way to demonstrate the way school is merely a convenient plot device is by the problem of parenting and reproduction (in the marxist sense): how many manga set in school have to come up with contrived plot devices (working overseas, not giving a shit about their children, just plain never appearing) in order to remove parents from the narrative, and thus not have to grapple with the actual reality that being school-aged entails: that the "freedom" of schoolkids is in real life anything but, given they must answer to several different authorities they have no meaningful way to recourse against.

I find that for better understanding of these kinds of plot devices reading "How to read Donald Duck", a marxist classic by some folks in the AllendPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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maids just skateboarding
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Goshujinsama, please observe this move I learned today.


>Goshujinsama, please observe this move I learned today.
LMAO this cracks me up, truly a good shitpost.



This thread is great. Good job anon!

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This is a thread only for characters that have never betrayed anyone ever.

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