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is it anime even though it doesn't have the regular art style? if yes can we discuss it?

if no tell the mods to abort this post
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Post Hentai/Dojins

I see no hentai thread
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Vtuber general

Not much of a vtuber fan, I only occasionally watch clips, but I'm saddened to hear that even something as innocent as the vtuber sphere has been infected with politics and will breed new reactionaries out of lonely people with nothing better to do. Is no form of escapism safe from politics anymore?
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Delinquent manga/anime

Delinquents/yankii/banchou/sukeban are so fucking cool.

I wanted to get into delinquent manga from the 70s-80s starting with Sakigake!! Otokojuku. I torrented the whole manga's raws to practice my Japanese, as well, but I could never get around to reading it.
Likewise, even though it's not 2D (but it is adapted from manga) I torrented all of Sukeban Deka and could never watch more than 1 episode.
Unfortunately, I lost them both when my laptop broke.

Could you please recommend more delinquent stuff? Even if it's just one character in a series that's not about delinquents. If there's something like a rec chart that'd be pretty cool. If, not, we could make one.
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Favourite anime related Youtubers? Why especially do you like them? Is there even a point in watching one of them?

Picrel and Pause and Select are definitely on of the better ones out there
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animu face profiles

weeb-scum, explain why anime-people have snouts.
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no moe allowed
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Fullmetal Alchemist General

How the FUCK is it possible that there’s no general thread for quite possibly the most well-written and even leftist-oriented Shounen serial of the 2000s?

Wanted to make a general because I been tearing up listening to shit like this

Best anime soundtrack ever imo, easily tops even Jojo’s
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Dungeon Meshi / Delicious in Dungeo

a nutritious meal of an anime
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Mangaka that are touted as leftists

Why do people constantly call the saga of Tanya Mangaka a communist? just stumbled upon the guy's feed and it's full of boomer takes, SDF shilling(this is the complete antithesis of the JCP), and anti-communist retweets.

On top of that, Riyoko Ikeda(The Rose of Versailles) who was a member of the Japanese communist party in her youth is now doing interviews with LDP and butt buddies with a senior member. The Riyoko one is far more shocking than the nazi anime girl
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/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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i am not in the anime scene, but i noticed that >>>/meta/33105 [etc.] have metadata showing the videos are edits of Commie releases. Are they just a typical sub group known for putting effort into integrating the subs into the scene in cool ways? Is their name anything to take seriously?
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>1000 episodes
The absolute madmen. They actually did it. They made 1000 episodes of this show where literally nothing ever advances, no characters ever change, and it's not even a sitcom. Have you ever wondered what Detective Conan fans are like? How do they think? What are their hopes and dreams?
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OP/ED thread

Share your favourite ones preferably with Karaoke style subtitles to sing along with
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Roosterteeth productions

what do you think about RWBY as an anime
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Darling in the FranXX: Japanese anime series about fighting for the survival of humanity

>Darling in the FranXX: Japanese anime series about fighting for the survival of humanity

>Darling in the FranXX is an original Japanese animated (anime) television series that aired between January and July 2018. It includes 24 episodes and was created by Studio Trigger under the direction of Atsushi Nishigori, who was the character designer for the popular series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagannin 2007. The series is now available on the streaming service Crunchyroll, which specializes in East Asian media.

>The series takes place in a future dystopian world where humans live in self-contained, glass-domed cities, defended by young teenagers who operate the FranXX—giant robotic weapons (mecha) that require a pair of pilots, one male and one female, to operate. The children defend the cities from klaxosaurs, a mysterious race of beings who live underground and regularly attack the cities.

>The children themselves are indoctrinated in regard to the history of humanity and the overall circumstances surrounding their service. They aspire to be “adults,” a number of whom live in the center of the cities, but with whom they never get to interact. The people in power are collectively referred to by the children as “Papa,” and they pray to them, as though to a deity, before each meal.

>The series’ main protagonist is a young pilot named Hiro, who once showed great promise, but in recent years has found himself unable to operate the machinery with success. The operation of the FranXX is associated with the onset of puberty, with the male and female crew members assuming positions within the machines that are overtly sexual.

>The principal aim of the show’s creators seems to be to examine what it means to be a human. (But how enriched and developed is their conception?) We learn that the society’s “adults” are humans who underwent a process whereby they could become immortal at the expense of their reproductive systems. They live in an advanced state of unchanging age, but no longer have interactions with each other and live sterile lives where they do not even speak.

>Anime is a complex medium, with many divisions and subdivisions. Its roots in Japan are generally traced back to the early twentieth century, but it was not until the 1970s and 1980s that the form became a part of mainstream Japanese culture. This was no doubt a contradictory phenomenon.

>Japanese anime no doubt has mobilized considerable skill and even artistic brilliance. But like other artistic forms that emerged in the late 1970s and 1980s, it inevitably bears the stamp of the cultural and social problems of the time. The receding of the radicalization of the late 1960s and early 1970s (which had been very intense and explosive in Japan) had consequences. No matter what its admirers may say, there is an element of escapism in anime. That doesn’t disqualify it, but one has to be honest. It cannot be a coincidence that the rise of anime coincided with the collapse of the Japanese cinema as a serious intellectual force. One of the greatest national cinemas of the postwar period, Japanese filmmaking has produced almost nothing enduring or penetrating about the reality of life in that country over the past several decades.

Get the full article at https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/20/frxx-a20.html and other important insights, of the ICFI.
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Anime Recommendation List

Anime Recommendation List General
Thread to recc anime for anons of leftypol and former bunkerchan to enjoy (or to avoid)
- So-bad-it's-good animu >>2551 - bad anime that can bee enjoyed ironically
- Next season anime watchlist >>346 - anime that are currently being released.
- ANIMETA thread >>10489

>"I have never watched a single Anime nor read a single Manga in my entire life. Where should I start, what are the essentials?"

Anime STARTERs examples
- Any of the Ghibli films for art and culture (See >>469 )
- Fist of the North Star & Desert Punk for post apocalyptic stuff
- Akira, Alita Battle Angel, Jin Roh & Ghost in a Shell (1 and 2) for Cyberpunk (also see >>>/hobby/1782 )
- Naruto, Bobobobo, One Piece & Rave Master for shonen adventure and action (See >>1732 >>510 )
- Gun Buster, Big O, VOTOMs, Gundam & Macross for Mecha (See >>845)
- Tiger and Bunny, One Punch Man & Astro Boy for hero stuff
- Irresponsible Captain Taylor, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, & Space Pirate Captain Harlock space adventure
- Ranma, T-REX Na Kanojo , Urusei Yatsura, Highschool DxD & Inuyasha for romcom with action
- Kinnikuman, MegaloBox, Hajime No Ippo & Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple for fighting/boxing anime
- Konosuba, Devil is a Part Timer, Familiar of Zero & Now and Then Here and Now for isekai (also see >>373 )
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged and Sword Art Online Abridged for abridged series
- Rose of Versailles, Shinsekai Yori, Little Witch Academia & Ashita no Joe for leftist stuff (See >>1417 )
- Parasyte, Ichi The Killer, Ghost Stories & Dorohedoro for Horror (See >>10198 )
- Lupin III, Sherlock Hound, .Hack for mystery and crime thriller
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This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
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Things that are not anime and manga are also okay, and communist cosplay is even better.
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ANIMETA - Anime Meta Discussion Thread

General Thread discussing, analyzing and criticizing anime from the meta perspective of Capitalism, Media Culture (Industry) and Socio-Economics & Politics.
No shitflinging, drama, bad faith or baiting posts (e.g. "Trap is transphobic" or "Muh shounen trash" or "(all) Anime is misogynistic"). Keep it cool comrades.

Animation: Treatment of Animators Thread >>617
Leftist Anime Content: Communist Anime Thread >>1417 Communist Anime Girls Thread >>964 Miyazaki Thread >>469
Anime Hot Takes >>1993 so-bad-it's-good animu >>2551
Sources and Questions: Questions and Answers >>4229
E-celebs/Social Media: Ani-tube >>3128 V-tubers >>3388
Story Ideas: /WYOA/: write your own anime thread >>4263
Shounen complaint thread >>3200
Weeb-Otaku-/jp/ thread: /weaboo/ >>4715

Basic topics and questions:
>Is anime bad/stupid/boring or good/smart/interesting?
>Is anime inherently a reactionary/capitalist product or can it be a communist or pro-communist one?
>What Tropes and archetypes are good or bad?
>Will anime be produced under socialism? Could Japan have produced anime if it had become a Soviet State in the Cold War? How would anime look like or differ under socialism?
>Why are nearly all weebs and otaku right-wing or radlibs? Why are they so cringe and self-entitled?
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Why are ugly bastards so popular?
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ITT Big anime tiddies

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

The highest form of Japanese experimental literature, it is a disruptive, subversive entry into the incestuous world of culture.
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SFM Animation Discussion

Technically, it is counted as graphical art and has created some innovative hits, as demonstrated by this content from the Russian TikToker and Youtube maker DFB.
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are any of you powerscalers by any chance?

which protagonist from which anime can beat goku?
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I heard Nagatoro was adapted recently is it worth watching?
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Treatment of Animators

Discussion of the way that Animators are treated in the Anime industry. Firstly. why are animators treated like shit? Why don't they try forming unions? You're thoughts on this whole Animator Dormitory project? How can the West (I'm assuming that most of Bunkerchan is yankees and eurofags) help?
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Naruto General

Is there a character that could even possibly EVEN TOUCH Madara Uchiha? Let alone defeat him. And I'm not talking about Edo Tensei Uchiha Madara. I'm not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara either. Hell, I'm not even talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan doujutsus (with the rikodou abilities and being capable of both Amateratsu and Tsukuyomi genjutsu), equipped with his Gunbai, a perfect Susano'o, control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu. I’m also not talking about Kono Yo no Kyūseishu Futarime no Rikudō Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan (which is capable of Enton Amaterasu, Izanagi, Izanami and the Tsyukuyomi Genjutsu), his two original Rinnegan (which grant him Chikushōdō, Shuradō, Tendō, Ningendō, Jigokudō, Gakidō, Gedō, Banshō Ten’in, Chibaku Tensei, Shinra Tensei, Tengai Shinsei and Banbutsu Sōzō) and a third Tomoe Rinnegan on his forehead, capable of using Katon, Fūton, Raiton, Doton, Suiton, Mokuton, Ranton, Inton, Yōton and even Onmyōton Jutsu, equipped with his Gunbai(capable of using Uchihagaeshi) and a Shakujō because he is a master in kenjutsu and taijutsu, a perfect Susano’o (that can use Yasaka no Magatama ), control of both the Juubi and the Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju’s DNA and face implanted on his chest, his four Rinbo Hengoku Clones guarding him and nine Gudōdama floating behind him AFTER he absorbed Senjutsu from the First Hokage, entered Rikudō Senjutsu Mode, cast Mugen Tsukuyomi on everybody and used Shin: Jukai Kōtan so he can use their Chakra while they are under Genjutsu. I'm definitely NOT Talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after Alucard, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu and having eaten Popeye's spinach. I'm talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Legendary Super Saiyan 4 Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with his Shining Tvåldtäktzohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, having become the original vampire after having absorbed Alucard as well as a God Hand, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit, with Kryptonian DNA implanted in him and having eaten Popeye's spinach while possessing quantum powers like Dr. Manhattan and having mastered Hokuto Shinken.
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Next season anime watchlist

What is on your watchlist?

Definitely going to watch:
>Re zero season 2

&ltMany years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.
>Monster musume no oishasan
&ltIn the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist, Dr. Glenn runs an exemplary medical clinic for monster girls with his lamia assistant, Sapphee. Whether receiving a marriage proposal by a centaur injured in battle, palpating the injury of a mermaid, or suturing the delicate wounds of a flesh golem, Dr. Glenn performs his job with grace and confidence. But when an unsavory character seeks to steal a harpy egg, how will the unflappable Dr. Glenn respond…?
>Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e
>After 2000 years has passed, the ruthless demon lord has just been reincarnated! But his aptitude at an academy for nurturing candidates for demon lords is, “inept”!? Having the capability to destroy humans, elementals, and gods, after a long period of countless wars and strife, Arnos the demon lord became sick and tired of all that and longed for a peaceful world, so he decided to reincarnate to the future. However, what awaited him after his reincarnation is a world too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a huge weakening in magical powers.
>Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
&ltShortly after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a major earthquake hits Japan. Amidst the chaos, siblings Ayumu and Gou of the Mutou household, begin to escape the city with their family of four. The sinking Japanese archipelagos, however, relentlessly pursue the family. Plunged into extreme conditions, life and death, and the choice of meeting and parting—in the face of dreadful reality, the Mutou siblings believe in the future and acquire the strength to survive with utmost effort.
Potentially very good, but damn japan dont jinx 2020 even further plz

Sound meme-y but might be fun:
>Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan
&ltPeter Grill is known throughout the land as the world's strongest fighter. He has a girlfriend who he's steadily trying to get closer with. Life is good for him. Until he realizes that dozens of women, who want to bear strong children, are all vying for his seed.
>Dokyuu Hentai HxEros
&ltIn a world on the verge of a great disaster that began five years ago, heroes who, with the help of a device called HxEros, use the power of Ecchi (H) and erotic power (Ero) to save the planet from libido-devouring monsters!

What about you?
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How would you go about fixing the Isekai (sub?)genre from its current state of mediocrity and stagnation?
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Hayao Miyazaki / Ghibli

Do you have anything to say about this man?
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Boku no hero

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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What is the consensus on Girls und Panzer?
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"Tomboy" has been robbed of its meaning.

When I was a wee lad I read Katawa Shoujo and ended up really liking Emi. She hit all the right spots for me personality wise. I finished her route with the impression that she was supposed to be the token tomboy among the main girls. To my astonishment, when I went on the Katawa Shoujo forum I found out that other people did not consider her a tomboy. How? She's the athletic, bold, energetic girl who likes to play rough. Did I not just describe a tomboy? Is it because she doesn't "look" like a tomboy? Ridiculous. It was as if at some point I had been transported to bizarro world where the word tomboy had been hijacked by pathetic fetishists who now tied the word tomboy to physical appearance.

As the years went by I found myself highly attracted to 2D girls with varying types of what are culturally seen as masculine qualities. Like the aforementioned athletic, bold, energetic, likes to play rough but also aggressive, assertive, emotionally reserved, brash, vulgar, messy, short-tempered, rhetorical, analytical, philosophical, gluttonous, as lustful as a man and so on. In other words, women who behave like the worst and best of male cultural stereotypes. Do they "look" like tomboys? Some do. But even then I have nothing in common with the pathetic fetishists, the most egregious and possibly loudest of which circlejerk over 2D girls who only "look" like tomboys and otherwise do not deviate much from the assumed average girl who on top of that unironically fantasize about turning said "tomboy" into a traditional 1950s cooking, breeding and raising servant (read: wife).

Don't believe me? Give a definition for the word tomboy. Then objectively think of all the fictional girls who come to your mind that fit that definition. How many have you never thought of as tomboys?

It's not just the word tomboy that is being systematically destroyed by pathetic fetishists. The word gyaru did not simply refer to physical appearance alone, but a whole subculture. To be a gyaru it's not enough to dress the part, you also have to act the part else you're a poser right? That's how subcultures work. Gals are stereotypically vain, airheaded, trendy, extroverted, socially intelligent, gold diggers, Americaboos and so on. Today? Shy gyaru. Awkward gyaru. Recluse gyaru. Tomboy gyaru. Normal girl gyaru. Otaku gyaru. Of course a character turning out to be different from expectation is funny on the occasion, but when every gyaru is effectively a poser gyaru that's when you start getting mad. Hell, I've seen people start calling characters "gyaru" for simply having a shallow physical resemblance to gals (makeup, dark skin, blonde or pink hair, etc.) which is the very height of this fetish madness.

As the capitalist world crumbles, as escapism rapidly turns into fetishism, as words become nothing more than visual pornographic descriptors, voices like mine will remain to scream and shout at the dying light.
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Foot/feet fetish thread - You know what to do

Post them
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Anime is pretty good right now

but it won't be great without a banger mecha anime and something really gar.
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Best commie moments for anime series

what times in leftist history would make the coolest animes anons?

ofc there are obvious ones like
>Russian revolution
>Black Panther Party
>rise of the CPC
>Free Territory
>Paris Commune
>Cuban revolution
>Spanish civil war
>Sankara biopic
>viet cong shonen

here are some less obvious I think would be neat
>years of lead
>cultural revolution
>1918 revolution in Germany
>commie block slice of life anime
>ZAPU shonen
>Seattle general strike
>Kamo biopic
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Leftist anime recommendations

Comrades, we need better anime literacy on this board. I've made this thread to help direct people to good leftist anime. Listen to me or not, but I have watched a lot of anime so these are my serious recommendations. If you watch these shows you will also be broadening your tastes and escaping from seasonal consumerism. I will specifically recommend leftist/revolutionary anime.

>Belladonna of Sadness

This 1971 film has a lot of sexual content, but it is one of the most beautifully drawn anime of all time and is a great audio-visual experience, with varied styles of art over the film. It includes incredibly experimental and interesting shots. Plot wise it tackles the sexual, religious and feudal heirarchy with great visual storytelling. It flips the idea of sexual corruption as bad, and turns satanist hedonism into a revolutionary force which only positively affects the villagers.
Tomino's Gundam is a masterpiece because of how good the characters are. They are astoundingly well developed and feel real due to characterisation present in almost all episodes. Tomino's style of storytelling is obtuse, and the subext is not narrated out like in most anime, which many people really enjoy which is why the show has such a strong fan base. The themes of the original show are extremely well expressed in the last third, and a number of scenes towards the end are absolutely fantastic. As for the leftist analasys, Gundam is anti-fascist, with a possible Trotskyist degenerated worker's state analasys on the antagonist faction, who were originally a revolutionary anti-earth eco-fascist group until they were taken over by a ruling familly. However, their ideology is not wrong as the Earth Federation opresses the space-underclass as well as destroying the planet. There is a lot to unpack here and the evil principality is well humanised despite being clearly in the wrong, except for Char who did nothing wrong. Tomino is known to have some sexist takes, but this isn't really present until the 90s and before that his anime all have strong women.
>Gurren Lagann
It is the ultimate revolutionary anime. The entire show goes about combating conservatism and reactionism in a highly bombastic way, without making them seem evil. Instead, conservatism is just wrong and impossible to maintain. The show is epic, with very strong pathos and emotion in some very memorable scenes. It also wierdly has a bit on establishing a revolutionary government and revisionism.
Its literally about a socialist revolution and anti-imperialism, something which few western media depict even in a sci-fi setting. I have shilled it enough in other threads but this is a must watch for any socialist anime fan and its only 4 episodes so you have no excuse.
>Fang of the Sun Dougram
Its a long anime about a guerilla war against colonialists and their puppet government. The art and animation is awful but some of the characters are legendarily good and the plot is among the best in the medium. I only finished it recently and haven't had a good think about it but I completely recommend his one to people who enjoyed LoGH and Maoists.
>Shin Sekai Yori
This one is interesting. My reading is that the show is about how reformism won't work and how people from the ruling class who oppose the system are transformed into the very upholders of that system, including the parts of it which killed their friends and enslave other humans. It unironically seems third worldist, with only the opressed race being able to rise up in revolution. I would definitely like to discuss this one with others.
>Kill la Kill
Anarchist naturist anime.

Please recommend other anime which are leftist (or not) to add recommendations for other people. I will respond and start discussion.
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Why don't people I talk to like anime films?

I'm just thinking, when I was trying to watch a film I like with a non-anime fan I'd often put on Ghost in the Shell since I thought it's really highly rated and would be easy for a non-anime fan to watch. But this isn't the case, everyone I've watched it with hates it, which I find wierd since I think it's overall a really good film which is well known in normal film circles and is well regarded, and there isn't much of a reason to dislike it. I mean the artwork is 10/10, the setting is cool, the pacing is great, the action is exciting, its got good philosophical content and the ending is interesting. But non-anime fans who I watch it with hate it and I mean hate it with a passion and find it immensly boring even if they like live-action films with similar a similar tone or content.

So is it that the film has a lot of small anime quirks that throw non-weebs off? I mean I can't notice any but it might be the case. Maybe people don't like the dialogue but again this isn't something I understand. What do you think? Do you have similar experiences? I think its really interesting and I want to know more. I mean I'll put it out there that I love films in general but HATE stuff like Breaking Bad. Maybe I'm looking for different stuff or maybe its because I grew up with anime and I don't get thrown off with it.

Also, do you watch anime with random friends? I'm thinking of watching Patlabor 2 with my parents at Christmas since I think its right up their alley, but they didn't really like GitS so idk.
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Best girl appreciation thread

Why do we have hands?

Pat the moff
Adore the moff
Cherish the moff
Sacrificd all material and spiritual possessions to the moff
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Anime Music Videos and webms

AMV thread
I know that AMVs aren't as big (or good) as they used to be, but I certainly think they're a lot of fun so lets enjoy the best of it!
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One Piece is leftist
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Communist anime girls thread

A thread for communist anime girls
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Dragon Ball Super

Who the hell is even the target audience for this cringeworthy shitshow these days? I'm seriously curious.
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tfw no nazi girlfriend to hatefuck

Why even live anons?
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Post ya'll's animanga 3x3's
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>yfw you're filthy cinephile scum, you like anime and some of your favorite directors are anime directors but you also acknowledge there's a lot of bad anime and how obnoxious otaku culture can be, and all your weeb friends think all japanese movies and culture are like the incredibly santized view of the world that 90% of anime presents

how do I get weebs to broaden their horizons and watch like, a single kurosawa or nagisa oshima movie, let alone somebody like tsukamoto or miike? Japanese cinema when you dig deep is as rich as french or 70s hollywood stuff, but people in the anglosphere only know the kind of stuff that funko pop collectors watch
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ITT: characters who did nothing wrong
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Chainsaw Man

PV for the adaptation is finally out.
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Hunter X Hunter

Is it the best Shonen?
I like to think so. What are your opinions about HxH and Shone in General
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opinion on Gate? can it be defined as JSDF recruitment propaganda?
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NTR is reactionary


i would like to adress the reactionary monster, anime cuck porn, also known as netorare, how NTR is an absolutely terrible hentai category. It's almost worse than Gore, in my opinion.

The whole premise of Netorare is first and foremost, unfaithfulness, treason, in both reading materials and animations, the story always follow the same line, that there's this really good guy who has a beautiful girlfriend who cheats on him with someone who's usually an asshole, a rich scumbag, fucking hideous both in face and body, two of these things, or all three at the same time. And it makes no logical sense whatsoever. First of all, the really kind and emotional guy walking in on a beautiful girl he loves getting fucked by an ugly guy is completely nonsensical. In reality, relationships are complex, and if cheating or infidelity does happen, it’s not as shown in NTR, where the girl cheats with a guy who is 1000% of the time an asshole or an ugly fucker to the extreme, FUCK!, of all the men to cheat on her husband with, and she goes for the asshole in every hentai? Why would she actively choose to go for an ugly asshole to cheat with in the first place? Cuz he has a big dick? Cuz she's an asshole too? To hurt her husband even more? Or maybe it’s because the writers hates us? It's both misogynistic AND misandristic in that it portrays all women as assholes who prefer huge cocks over the good-looking and kind fellas they already fell in love with, and it portrays men that are emotional as weak and foolish while portraying the other men as ugly dickholes. Nobody wins here! Everyone is a bad person!

And why would you as a man jerk off to this? I want the women to listen to me as well, I will get to you in the next page, The Young Hegelian fuckers tell me always not to kinkshame nobody, however, I am here to do so.

what is it you like about netorare? What makes you self insert? If you want to live your sick fantasy and you’re inserting as the man who gets cucked, why is it you want your partner badly to cheat on you, and have both your girl and the asshole mock you? And if you actively want to seduce a woman and fuck her behind her man’s back, then why? Are you an asshole? Would you want this to happen to a girl you love? And if you’re just excited by the idea of a taboo setting where there is breaking of bonds and the excitment of fucking behind the cucked partener’s back, why would you enjoy the aftermath? Where the man eventually finds out he was cheated on or the woman feels guilt over her infidelity or worse, brag about cucking her husband and speak badly behind his back? Is it because you have had stories of infidelity in your family and this is your way to cope?

Another thing I hate about it is its consumers, why would you fuckers ever want to feel sad or depressed while jerking off?! I can kinda get why you'd jerk it if you are depressed, it could be valentines day, you’re single, you feel like you don’t deserve love for failing at finding a girlfriend so you think about her fucking someone else, or you’ve been dumped and you want to feel something, anything, even though it would actually make you feel MORE depressed after the brief euphoric nut boost, but to actively become sad when reading hentai? That's a whole nother level of cuckolding! You cucks! You actively WANT your lover to cheat on you AND upset you in exchange for brief sexual satisfaction on your end? Have you been cheated on before? If it’s true why would you want to re-experience and jerk off to the time when you found your loved one cheating on you? You want to hurt yourself like that? Are you really that self hating? How much of a fucking loser are you? Even if your dick is small, even if you're terrible at sex, if she's unsatisfied then she should just LEAVE YOU! Not actively cheat on you then leave you! It’s like she WANTS to hurt you first! You’re better off without her, Cheating is never okay men and women!, even if the guy wants to be cheated on! That guy doesn't need to be cucked, no! He needs to seek immidiate therapy, OR BATINA!

As for the woman's side, I said I was going to address you, for the women in here who like reading NTR, if you enjoy, relish about the idea of cheating on your boyfriend with some fucking hideous motherfucker so much, then perhaps we should all, men and women, recreate the fucking SCARLET LETTER and brand a sign on your forehead for the rest of your life that reads "I AM A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT WHO DOESN'T DESERVE RIGHTS!" Because THAT'S HOW YOU ARE, You are an insult to the feminist movement, you are THE feminazi, and we don’t like Nazis around here, and if you’re so much of a pervert with a high sex drive who wants so bad to have it with multiple guys, why would you have a boyfriend in the first place? You enjoy cheating on him? You enjoy hurting other people? STOP LAUGHING OVER THERE! This is not a hotline Miami refrence, this is serious! You could have became a sex worker and enjoyed all the dicks you can, or started a polyandrous or polyamorous relationship with full approval of your men, and it would be better than shitting on a man’s feelings and backstabbing him like that, especially someone who trusted you. Same thing goes for the men, becoming a playboy is better than cheating on your girl.

But that last point brings me to a whole OTHER genre of NTR: where the genders are reversed! When there's a beautiful and kind-hearted lady, the perfect girl who's with a total Chad of a guy who cheats on her for some bitch ass basic bitch! THAT'S EVEN LESS OKAY THAN THE ORIGINAL ONE! Under communism we treat women with respect you fucking waste of materials! What, she doesn't have big enough titties for your bitch ass? She doesn't actively want to have sex? THEN RESPECT HER WISHES, BREAK UP AND MOVE ON TO ANOTHER! Cheating, from EITHER party, is plain wrong! Horribly wrong! And if you're a girl who likes getting cucked as well, then once again I ask WHAT. THE FUCK. IS WRONG. WITH YOU?!

To conclude, I am to address netorare as a parasite of the bourg culture, it has existed in the royal families of every feudal society, and continues to exist among the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie families, and now they try to force their poisonous anti-revolutionary trash on the working class, to devide them, I really fucking despise the NTR, curse NTR and curse everything it stands for. I swear, the entire NTR category is worse than when Disney hijacked Stan Lee's old Twitter account to promote an NFT of a character that nobody gave a shit about. It's worse than THAT! Sorry for making a long ass speech that barely has anything to do with our raid, but I needed a place to rant about this bullshit. In retrospective, NTR fucking sucks ass. Read some wholesome shit. Get in a good mood. Drink some hot cocoa. It's Christmas, not Valentine's Day! Be happy you fools!
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Horror Manga and anime General

Post and share all of your favorite horror manga and anime. The more bizarre and disturbing the better.
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Rising of the shield hero

Is it just Ayn Rand for weebs or is there a redeemable message in it?
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Tomoko thread… why? Because I like the character… and other reasons…
Post lewds (spoilered), memes, edits, pics and anything else related to the subject
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Matsumoto Jiro

Any fans here?

I read:
An Uncivilized Planet
Tropical Citron

years ago.

Loved them all. Be warned of adult themes.

His artstyle is so unique and amazing. I'm reading Joshi Kouhei right now. It's about some Evangelion-ish future where men pilot these giant robots from another dimension that look like Japanese schoolgirls but eventually they get psychotic and think they're actually schoolgirls.
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Favorite Simpsons Episode/ Gerneral thread

Yes I know, it's an anime board. But since this board is relatively dead, how about a nice curve ball to spice it up? if worse comes to worse more the thread to /hobby/

Anyway, I just recently watched season 1 - 9 (and some one offs) and I was wondering what's your guys opinions on the show? I personally enjoyed it, with these being my top three:
1) Bart gets an F
2) Homers Enemy
3) E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)

It's pretty obvious why 1 & 3 are solid, but I don't see people talk about 2 that much. Which I don't get why.

Homers Enemy; Frank Grimes, is obviously the personification of the "dream American worker". The dream worker who in any dire situation will simply just "pull up his boot straps" and work harder to get a better life. The reality is though is that, no one actually cares about him going through those hardships. Yes, while Burns did originally try to hire him after seeing his struggle, he was predictably ignored after Burns found the next shiny thing to gawk at, and the hardships of Frank was quickly ignored by the rest of society.

Maybe it was obvious and I'm slow, but the lesson that it taught is still a great reminder, that is: a system that abandons you to unnecessary hardships is not going to care if you actually succeeded in those hardships.

This reality is hammered in further with Homer existence, one who has gotten off lucky and lived by all accounts a fairly fulfilling life. Any mess ups that Homer has cause is ignored since as long as profit is made, they don't care what he does.

And his death is a great ending, Homer continues in the system with his actions since he cares not for the boss "making" his precious money, while Frank takes the approach that work is a virtue and mocks homer only to get killed accidentally when taking his mockery to the extreme.

Perhaps I'm looking into it too much, or I'm viewing it backwards, what do you think /anime/ or /hobby/ if this is moved?
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Artists are trying to rentseek - again

Hajime no Ippo mangaka George Morikawa sparked controversy on Japanese Twitter for complaining about art made by staff of the animated adaptation of his manga…
Morikawa's original posts were about him fearing counterfeits of his own art, but he went on to discuss artwork being done at overseas events, the fact that animators don't necessarily have the right to do it, especially if they profit off of it
This is actually a thorny, sometimes tightly controlled issue: last summer, at the Paris Japan Expo, animators Keiichi Ichikawa and Eisaku Inoue were forbidden to draw any One Piece or Saint Seiya art during signing sessions
This is also an issue in Japan. Another mangaka, Shoko Hamada, discussed not just illustrations and fan art, but artbooks sold as dôjinshi by individual animators. A good example would be Kerorira's Bocchi the Rock! artbook, one of the most prized publications of last summer's Comiket
Another infamous example of this kind of controversy is that of legendary animator and designer Tomonori Kogawa, who once sold original illustrations he made of characters from Galaxy Express 999, much to the ire of original mangaka Leiji Matsumoto….
God forbid exploited animators actually do something for themselves. I fucking love copyright law and "intellectual" property.
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Just watched the new season of Castlevania the other night on Netflix and it wasn't too bad. The animation seems significantly jankier this season in a lot of places and it looks like they're using the awful CG models from Berserk or Kingdom or some shit at times. A couple of the fights are really fluid and fun, but a lot just looked… bad.

Warren Ellis isn't a spectacular writer but I did like the anti-aristocrat/ruling class and anti-imperialism themes. It's pretty explicit in calling out the greed of the wealthy and the futility of imperialism, and the main characters overtly say that the ruling classes are either incapable or unwilling to help so that the only option is for people to organize themselves. I'm not sure if the multiculturalism we see in the refugee town is meant as Liberal multicult pap or as a somewhat subtle gesture towards internationalism, but I suppose it could be interpreted either way. I don't know how many black or brown people there were in 14th century Wallachia, but in the context of the show it seems like it makes sense we have vampires from Copenhagen to Cathay in on Dracula's omnicidal war, so it's easy to imagine there's a lot of population disruption going on.

Not a great season, but fun. Three Marx out of five.
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Zom 100 dropped the marxpill
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Which 2hu wud u hug?
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Let's scanlate a manga

Hello comrades, I'm here with a proposal: let's start a scanlation group to bring leftist manga to a non-Japanese audience.
>Are there any leftist manga???
Yes, for example the masterpiece of Japanese communist literature Kani Kousen (The crab cannery ship) got three manga adaptation. Two of them are available in digital, and I suggest we start from them.
>What do you bring to the table? You're aren't one of those "idea guys", right?
I'm a scanlator: I translate, clean pages and add text. I can do basically anything you need to do to release a manga, except I'm not too good with PS and since I'm not a native speaker I also need someone else to do editing and proofreading.
Oh, I can also provide raws and I have uploading privileges on mangadex.
>How do we organize?
That's something I can't answer. I know that d*scord is a big no-no, but I don't know many alternatives, so I'd like to hear your proposals.

So, what do you think?
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Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Got any hopes for CDPR and Trigger's joint project?
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Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate Thread

These two are supposed to be the Citizen Kane of anime, everyone loves them, yet they are such fucking garbage, literal trash, why are they so fucking bad holy shit.
And I watched it when I was a kid and even then I HATED it, I had a friend who also watched DBZ and he hated it too, even we who were just two little dumbass kids could recognize how shit this cartoon was. And dont get me started on Super.
Naruto is just as bad if not worse, they somehow contradict their own message every god damn time, and have a little privileged retarded kid as the main character who was born with le epic god powers, and never works a day in his life to achieve anything, its all just handed to him
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sk8n' maids

maids just skateboarding
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Fellow weeboos, why do otaku like this guy? I can't stand him. I'm sure his games are fun, but he pisses me off so much that he ruins them for me. Let's see:
>Mary Sue
>two dimensional at best, one dimensional 90% of the time
>overpowered in a lazy/uncool way
>acts like a spoiled child
>almost always gets away with his crimes and gets what he wants
>is pretty much fucking Satan but whitewashed via moral relativism, poor excuse of "comedy" and plot armor
Some of these are fine in isolation or as satire, but ALL of these in combination? Holy crap I hate this fucker. And I don't even love to hate him like a villain that gets you pumped up, I HATE hate him. What's the deal? Am I missing something?
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why is it called trigun if hes only carrying a single gun
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/WYOA/: write your own anime thread

post your ideas about epic anime:
>battle shouen stylized seinnen but instead of battles there is science and research related stuff, like conferences, and data gathering
>main character is PhD student at tokyo university researching something very technical and complicated with the objective of curing world hunger or something.
>some ideas for arcs
>MC battling for funding with someone trying to use the money for something fucking useless but profitable
>MC sabotaging people trying to use his work for evil, like building weapons, or kill people directly or indirectly
>MC fights against large corporation trying to sabotage his work, because it cuts their profits
>MC realises his scientific approach was wrong and has to pivot several times, and has to learn new skills (training arcs)
>MC realises his knowledge is incomplete and has to go to a master from another discipline to teach him, he gets taught a moral lesson about the nature of science
>MC's PhD master gets killed by the corporation trying to stop him, so he swears revenge on them, and uses science shit to do so
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Which anime movie/series would you say it's superior to its manga?
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Edens Zero

anyone watching this? seems like a way more creative anime than anything that previously involved hiro mashima
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so-bad-it's-good animu

How much of this actually exists? Annie-may that's so embarrassingly incompetent that you can actually sit through and laugh at ironically, like a hilariously bad movie? It's normally a lot harder to do because every bit of animation has thought and effort put into it, so it just comes off as intolerably bad when it's bad. Unlike an incompetent movie, which is much easier for someone with a handheld camera to half-ass their way through to a finished product. Pic related, Psychic Wars is fucking terrible.
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serial experiments lain

just got thru watching this and a bunch of youtube videos trying to explain it. still fucking confused by this series, is lain god or not?
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Netflix Bebop

>but jet, you are black and you are male
<everything about Vicious
<all of faye's soy-banter dialogue
<Ed's actor getting done dirty with cringe direction and cringe costume design
<tying everything in to the syndicate unintentionally making the world feel that much smaller and therefore less interesting
<dutch angles fucking everywhere
<Julia becomes a power-hungry asshole with almost no in-universe character motivation given
<the entire sequence of mad pierrot hacking into ein's brain
<Vicious magically knows about Jet's daughter when we're given every indication to believe he's been obsessively focused on his coup d'etat leaving all of his dealings regarding looking for Spike and his associates entirely to the viewer's speculation
<the green screen for spike falling out the church window looks like absolute ass
<the hilariously placed "PORN" sign during the rooftop fight with Hakim
<the scene in the S&M dungeon that felt like something out of a 2000s National Lampoon comedy
<detailing the spike/vicious/julia backstory ends up backfiring because it takes what was initially something mysterious and partially left to viewer interpretation and turns it into something that comes off incredibly ham-fisted and unjustifiably stupid on every single character's part

why, anons
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Can someone explain this anime to me? I watched it and I'm completely lost.
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What the fuck even is the point of harem series? Aren't most of them just romance but with an even greater chance of blueballing you?
Yeah, it SEEMS like pure wish fulfillment, but it isn't even good at that because in most shows there's only relentless teasing instead of any actual romance and the MC only ends up with one of the candidates anyway.
The only explanation I can come up with is that it's just a way to increase the appeal (and thus commercial potential) of a standard romance series by cramming it with different archetypes. Either that or anime fans just love getting teased with no real guarantee of a reward, which would explain a lot, actually.
(Also) This thread is for all the harem anime, manga, light novels/virtual novels etc. Post your Favorite Anime, Favorite Scenes, What you like about them, memes, discussion, lewds and anything in between.
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Why is there no anime about the Mexican revolution!?

I mean, just imagine that shit.

You have a cast of unique and unforgettable characters with their own unique personalities.
>Emiliano Zapata
>Pancho Villa
>Porfirio Diaz
>Felix Diaz
>Victoriano Huerta
>The US Ambassador who orchestrated the Ten Tragic days
>countless more generals and noteworthy people

You have several phases of the revolution which are all characterized by insane betrayals and twists that can be turned into their own story arcs and seasons
>Don Diaz v. Madero, Orozco, Villa, Zapata
>Madero v. Reyes, Felix Diaz, Orozco, Villa, Zapata
>The coup of Madero by Reyes and Felix Diaz with Huerta betraying Madero and taking over forcing a Huerta v. Carranza, Villa, Zapata
>Huerta defeat causes Villa and Zapata to fight with Diaz and Blanquet against Carranza
>Victorious Carranza v. his old friend Obregon and Zapata who is assassinated culminating in an overall victory for Obregon who is then killed after his presidency

The Mexican Revolution is the perfect premise for an anime. It has literally everything a creator could want. Action, drama, the potential for effective allegory and metaphor, sick characters, beautiful and varied settings, politics, war, every social and economic stratum is relevant and can be explored, the story is already laid out for writers to play around with, etc etc etc.
I think, if it were to be made, Zapata should be the main protagonist since he's probably the most interesting being the principled underdog freedom fighter who was the only one actually fighting for substantial revolutionary change. That being said, it shouldn't exclusively be from his perspective. It should be one of those shows that dedicate large chunks of time to focusing on other main or secondary characters so we can really understand every side of the conflict, allowing twists and betrayals to hit harder.
It'd need to be really long-form cause the revolution was like 10 years long and some pretext would be needed prior to the revolution since it's important to understand the role Don Diaz played in creating the conditions for the revolution to start.

To me this seems like the perfect show idea and idk why no one has bothered making it yet. Japs need to get a studio on this shit asap. If not the Japs, burgers can pull an Avatar the Last Airbender or Castlevania type beat and just make it themselves.
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Brand New Animal

Well that was bad. Wasted potential as it's usual with many shows.

Most baffling parts were the deuteragonist working the big rich mafia guy that pits the poor to kill each other as a sport among other things and the "if you kill him you'll be as bad as him" at the end. Then there's the convenient powers the main couple exhibit to solve the big issue at the end.

Trigger hasn't been good since it was called Gainax, huh.
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Kill la Kill

Just finished this show and it has become one of my favorites. On the surface this anime appears to be trash anime packed full of fan service, but on watching it the so called "trash anime" is brimming with substance. excellent character design, badass soundtrack, and one of the satisfying endings I have seen in a long time. This show can make a scene of a butt naked woman running around killing enemy's with nothing but her toe nail feel empowering and not at all exploitative and fan servicey. What are your guys opinion on the show?
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Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate

It was always weird to me that both of these exist and are so different in every way.
I think you would find nobody that prefers the first one over Ultimate.
But for me Hellsing was always great in alot of unique ways the main problem it has is story.
If you only watch Hellsing you will have no idea what the fuck is even going on for some odd reason they dont explain the most basic principles.
Hellsings Seras will always have a special place in my heart
So lets talk Hellsing(Ultimate)tankieTankie
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Elfen Lied

Rather than watch new shitty seasonals, I'm going to rewatch Elfen Lied DUBBED while working out and there's nothing you can do to stop me.
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Greatest love story ever told.
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>he hasn't seen this japo-american masterpiece

<The Hobbit is a 1977 American animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli.
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So what's your opinion on Inuyasha and Yashahime?
T. Lad who was born on the 2000 and doesn't know jack shit.
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Is korean culture really as fucked up as manhwa makes it look?

there hasn't been a single korean comic that I've read, regardless of genre, where korea isn't depicted as the worst shithole imaginable with seemingly the worst aspects of western and eastern cultures
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Is Berserk the most based and redpilled anime?

Let's see
>Guts is a low ass commoner bastard born from a corpse, meant to die, raised in a hellish world (that's literally just the same as our own before Guts encounters any actual demons) so harsh and cruel he likely has severe PTSD by the time he's 15
>Best friend Griffith is a social climbing piece of shit who has to murder and scheme to almost make it to the top, even then the ruling class tells him to go fuck himself and he has to sell his soul to the devil and murder all his friends to finally make it
>The ruling class are mostly monsters; the King is a pedophile nut that tries raping his own daughter, the "nicest" nobles were wrapped up in a brutal inquisition
>The whole world is ruled by an impersonal, most amoral entity created by human will but superseding all humans, controlling their lives based on it's own whims which are of course encouraged by the worst human impulses
>The thing everyone worships is literally evil itself
>Even the leaders of the apostles are pawns of the Market, err…."Idea of Evil"
Fuck it
The godhand are the bourgeoisie
The apostles are the petit bourgeois
Fuck yea
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Magi: Labyrnth Of Magic

This is probably the most unfer discussed anime/manga there is.

This kinda reminds me a bit of Naruto mixed with 1001 Arabian nights
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kutsuzure sensen

>one of the only openly pro-communist manga
>fan translators dropped it halfway through
Making this thread just to shed some light on it
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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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Black Lagoon

>No Black Lagoon thread
Time to fix this.spurdoSpurdo
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>Watch youjo senki movie
>Tanja blows up the palace of the soviets
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Artists are so mad about "AI art" that they're going to go after boorus now.
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Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

Man this feels like a 2000s anime in a good way.
I also checked the manga to get some more and the author is a god of pacing. Lots of development for a huge cast without feeling dragged out. Good shit.
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Saint Seiya

How about you little faggots stop watching garbage and go watch a real anime?
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Visual Novels Thread - So...I found this

It is time for us to start the counter-attack, this cannot go on
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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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Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Have any of you guys ever seen this? What did you think with its messages related to democracy / authoritarianism and such?
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Thread for Questions and Answers that don't really belong in other threads as well as source requests.
- Questions
- Answers
- Anime/Manga sauce

Anime related series and character search site:
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I watched the first 6 episodes of NGE


And wow, I fucking hated it to be perfectly honest. It seems like the entire show is only about Shinji's angst (and Rei increasingly I'm sure) and the characters various emotional issues, but like, okay, who cares? The situations they're thrown into are totally absurd and ridiculous so how can I take any of this drama stuff seriously?

Like these kids are the last best hope of mankind and they seem to be totally unsupported by anyone? Shinji was gonna live in a totally empty tenement and it's only his superior's minor moment of reasonable judgement that means he lives with her instead (and she is clearly no kind of parent figure), and Rei lives in a dark, dingy slum dwelling made of all concrete with nobody taking care of her either?

Like, their emotional reactions seems somewhat understandable but also completely dull and uninteresting because the situation they're in is absurd (and even then they both come off as pathetic and unlikeable - and no you can't say 'but that's the point!!', that doesn't make it entertaining to watch).

The less said about the non-angst portions of the story the better, the 'fights' are 10 minutes of foreplay for like 60 seconds of action if that, and while that's a common problem with anime, that doesn't make it excusable.

Yes this series is old and I'm sure it has inspired so much but people still recommend to watch it and it just seemed like garbage. Almost nothing is explained which means I can't possibly feel invested in this absurd world in any way. Every part of the setting seems to have been created with 'style over substance' in mind, urgh, just overall I found it absurd. Try not to give too much spoilers because I guess I might still try watch it, but I really don't see it redeeming itself.

Though for context I also hated 'The Godfather' and 'No Country For Old Men' and thought they were pretentious overlong shit, so maybe I'm just a contrarian.
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death note

I love death note. And I love light yagami as a character.

However it was very obvious that his entire worldview is extremely… reactionary I guess? Or like darwinist? Killing criminals and not trying to fix underlying problems is obvioiusly retarded. I wonder if any normalfags were able to make this obsevation
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Inside Job

Just so we're all on the same page, this shit was made by glowies, right? I've only seen bits of it, but it comes across as though it was made to recruit ambitious PMC women into the intelligence community.

The main character (disgustingly named 'Reagan') seems to be custom-crafted to get women to wish to identify with her. She's both more clever and less naive than everyone around her, yet at the same time cooler, more charismatic, and less inhibited. She is a girlboss and drops constant zingers around all the male characters putting them in their place. It's made clear she is sexually appealing to men and out of their league most of the time and is only sexless due to her le epic quirky nerdiness. She has an edgy backstory that gives her feelings of victimization towards her father and is simultaneously highly narcissistically indulging (her father tried to make her perfect through a combination of training and genetic engineering). Many of the plots and scenes seem to revolve around her particular neuroses and emotions, giving them an air of outsized importance. Over and over it is driven home that she is cool and gets to do cool shit due to power, privilege, and nepotism.

Thoughts on this?
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For me, it's gyarus

Recommend me anime, manga and doujins with gyarus
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fat anime

fat anime ass
fat anime tiddies
fat anime tumm
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Anime hot takes

Just give me your anime hot takes. I don't care if they're retarded.
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Women centered manga

Manga prominently featuring female characters and perspectives. I recently read some Tomoko Yamashitas works, and would appreciate if anyone has recommendations for more. Can also serve as a yuri thread, since old one is full.
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Konosuba S3 announced

It's going to switch staff and studio again.
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How/why did rightoids politicize futanari pornography?

It's hard to explain if you're not terminally online enough but basically futanari fandoms have been steadily hijacked by chinlets seething over artists drawing chicks with dicks but no puss and calling it futa. These chinlets have politicized the word futa, to make it basically mean "biological woman with penis". Except not. If you draw a female figure with a penis and no vulva, explain that this is a cis woman who transformed her female genitals into male ones, it's "not futa". Hermaphrodite? No, they don't actually care about that either, a minority of them pretending to be woke will pay lip service to "reverse futa" existing and that's that. What is the meaning then?

In OPPOSITION to anything even vaguely or ambiguously transgender.

You see now that this is connected to a larger current of rightoidism. The current that seethes over anime & video game characters being transgender, non-binary, queer, etc.

The futa politicization would perhaps be a trivial footnote in the greater culture war, if it didn't reach Japan, the source of futanari pornography.


In 2022 (translated in 2023) a so-called "futanari bible" was released by an artist named yana of the doujin circle nekoarashi. "Futanari? What's that?" attempts to analyze and define futanari pornography while providing exactly zero sources; we are just expected to roll with the bullshit of the author (a common feature of rightoid drivel!). The book asserts that futanari must possess both sets of genitals to be futa, that "obviously" everyone knows this is true. You can tell this author was influenced by Westerners by his usage of the word "dickgirl", a word with absolutely zero presence in Japanese-language hentai slang, a word literally invented on 4chan's /d/ board (/d/ickgirl was once the "ethnonym" for denizens of the /d/ board). And speaking of 4chan, said word when it was invented had no particular meaning than "chicks with dicks". Doubling the revisionism, he claims "dickgirl" means "chicks with dicks but no puss". Zero sources of course. He conveniently fails to mention the multitudes of proofs, both within Japanese futanari fandoms and outside of them, of the futanari culture never literally being about "hermaphrodites", for example the futanari convention Futaket for years accepting artists that draw characters with only one set of genitals and JAVs featuring self-named shemale actors being advertised as futa. Zero mention! Someone who has delved into the topic deeper than me, or has a better memory than me (it's been years since I researched this) should be able to back me up with more examples. Cherry on top is that the author claims futanari penises are more "feminine" (lol, lmao).

To reiterate. The struggle is clearly not about what the word "futa" means or doesn't. It's about exclusion, specifically the exclusion of trans people. The chinlets can't even be assed to be consistent in their torrent of bullshit, because the torrent of bullshit doesn't actually matter. "It's not a futa if there's no pussy" is code for "it's not a woman if there's no pussy". Simple as.

Yes, she has a bulge.
R: 73 / I: 21

Oshi no Ko

Finally an anime about how bleak and manufactured the whole entertainment industry in Japan is.
R: 121 / I: 40
You know how whenever there's anime primarily aimed at male audiences with romance as a core element, there's always some quotient of dudes responding to it like this? I've long held that these sure are some joyless ghouls, but after some deliberation, I think it's even worse… Most of you are hopefully aware of how much denigration romantic content aimed at women has seen through the ages and even today. Because if women like something but men don't, clearly that something must be of "low value". The whole thing is obviously deeply rooted in misogyny.

Even today, romance in fiction is a very "girl-coded" interest. Thus if a man happens to like romance, eventually they're going to run into toxic masculinity denigrating them for it. How they'll "get no bitches and stack no paper". A mere interest in romance makes them "weak". And it's incredibly obvious how surface level these kind of judgments are. These dudes see "romance" and just refuse to look any further due to toxic masculinity and misogyny.
R: 19 / I: 7

Whacha readn/watchn thread

Since the board is slow, (and my adhd stuggle to post on near-dead boards), let's do a general discussion thread of what you've been reading/watching.
Similar to the /tv/ thread on hobby.

I'll start:
Manga: Kingdom
It's alot of fun, currently on chapter 430.
Despite the restriction of it being in the past, there's alot of strategy/complication that makes it interesting to read.

And the manga is fun in the fact that it has shoenin level power clashing and hyping of characters – but still respects reality.
Like a character being healed after a fight is explained by months or even years of a time skip, or when situations where "talk-no-jutsu" would've occurred in shoenin, instead the person ranting is just meant to understand the world more before they die.

I am reading some others as well, like: Vinland Saga, One Piece, Watamote, and a few others – just been alittle addicted to Kingdom.
(I should catch up with One Piece though.. I'm 110 chapters behind with it).

Anime on the other hand, nothing.
Though I've been feeling nostaligic for Bobobo, will probably watch in half a years time.

Also if this thread has alot of replies, pin it as a thread to update in when you visit the board.
R: 21 / I: 2

Israeli Animation

Discussion of movies, TV, web shorts
R: 28 / I: 2

Hiroyuki got his own isekai for some deranged reason

>Humanity has been driving away the Demon Lord's army for a long time by summoning "Heroes" once every 100 years. But one day, the Demon Lord's army devises a countermeasure to the Heroes: entrap and kill them when they're in a defenseless state straight after the summoning. To commemorate this historic fear, the Great Demon Lord designated that year as "Year One of Entrapment Killing." The Heroes have all been slaughtered by the Demon Lord's forces ever since. Fast forward to today, Year 1000 of Entrapment Killing: the summoners are very worried. "What kind of Hero should we call? I don't know… Someone take this out of our hands!" And thus, they summoned Hiroyuki, creator of 2channel and the master at settling debates.
That's right Japan is still in the "owned with facts and logic" phase of online discourse.
R: 28 / I: 4
what's this anime about

is it leftist? what revolution is this show about
R: 0 / I: 0

shrek ...animeスレッド

R: 49 / I: 1
>not a single frieren thread could be found
Someone just has to do it, right?
R: 45 / I: 10

The "School Setting"

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?
R: 110 / I: 19
>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
R: 4 / I: 3
The most communist anime there ever was
And it’s not close
R: 95 / I: 25

Rebuild of Welcome To The NHK

R: 1 / I: 0

Metal in anime

I wish there was more of it honestly. All we get is cheesy J-pop and other extremely light music other than an occasional EDM track or two, so boring. It doesn't make me truly excited, a good metal track makes me more interested in the anime itself.

Post some good metal anime tracks btw.
R: 20 / I: 1
>Reincarnated as Louis XVI, I want to stop the French Revolution with all my might and live happily ever after with Antoinette
this is a manga that exists
R: 0 / I: 0
R: 23 / I: 4
I want to live the peaceful and serene life of the girls on the Comic LO covers.
How do you even crank your hog after seeing this, I just feel an odd sense of nostalgic longing for a childhood that I never actually experienced.
R: 37 / I: 7

Why are anime characters usually caucasian?

I'm not trying to start anything or get into any kid of idpol argument.

I'm just wondering why so many anime, many of which never receives a release outside of Japan, and takes place in Japan, is filled with characters who are obviously not Japanese.

Picrel, with a redhaired green-eyed character and a blue-eyed blonde, in the anime, both are native Japanese. They also have big noses like Caucasians.

What's going on here?
R: 19 / I: 5

Good romance slice of life manga recommendations

I start:
Adult romance with good pace. Doesn't end when they start dating.
>Do Chokkyuu Kareshi x Kanojo
>Pseudo Harem
If you like slow ones.
>Joshikousei to Seishokusha
Fraternal love between male teacher and female students. Trust me.
>Oyasumi Punpun
Edgy but grounded.
>Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid
Guilty pleasure. Not too good but whatever.
>Shishunki renaissance! David-kun
>Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai
Slow but good. More slice of life than romance. Autist protagonist but not a self insert.
>Zense Coupling
Reincarnation. Weak one but I like it.
R: 31 / I: 5
Always a peculiar feeling when I'm checking a mangaka's twitter and it's filled with retweets of Amerikan political bullshit. Most recent one even had Joe Rogan's clips about the covid vaccine.
It doesn't happen often but ideally it wouldn't happen at all.
R: 0 / I: 0
Everything about the "Otaku Murderer" case was pure bullshit. Literal self-admitted planted evidence for mass media hysteria. The Japanese media have a history of trying to make someone the big bad evil guy for drama, they did the same for Sengoku Takeyoshi by painting him as the cult leader mastermind that abducted young girls when he’s literally just a nice guy.
R: 9 / I: 4
never seen in the same room together
R: 12 / I: 5

Crunchyroll bought Funimation

now they're doubling the cost of subscription lol

streamcucks eternally btfo by piratechads
R: 13 / I: 1

Vinland Saga

Right-wingers getting into Vinland Saga because they see le epic vikings always end up whining about how "moralizing" and "boring" it is. When the author added a trans person circles like 4ch*n absolutely exploded.

Yukimura is smarter than Miura because he ripped the bandaid off in a single arc. Every Vinland Saga fan after the Farmland Saga knows what they're there for, while a plurality of Berserk fans are meatheads waiting for the next brutal sexual assault and getting mad Guts wanted to save Casca over hunting down Griffith.
R: 1 / I: 0
I'm economically illiterate, What's going on money-wise with the anime community in Japan?
R: 18 / I: 9
I am having an obsession with Code Geass, i watched it four months ago and i keep imagining lelouch inside of my brain, because he is the most badass antihero protagonist i've seen in any anime.

what's your thoughts on this anime? is it leftist?
R: 5 / I: 0

Apothecary diaries

Best manga of the last 10 years
R: 4 / I: 2

Dorohedoro 2nd Season confirmed

Fucking finally.
R: 7 / I: 2

86 is absolutely retarted

I think 86 is complete garbage. I started watching it because I like mecha anime and it has a good rating on My Anime List. First off I could not finish this anime, I only got four episodes in before I dropped it. I like the ideas behind it but the plot makes absolutely no sense, I know in mechas there is a suspension of disbelief to watch it but this show asks you to completely turn your brain off and I can't. And this completely gets in my way of enjoying this show, which is a bummer because I like some of the ideas of this show and want continue watching it but I can't because of the plot holes. The plot is essentially their this country who is at war with another country and because of racism chooses to have all the "Aryan" citizens stripped of their citizenship and forced to fight on the front lines. But if you think about this its incredibly stupid because whats to say these people refuse to fight and march on the capital demanding the "Aryans" also fight along side of them? They have the military training and mechs to do so and the government would have to do something or risk getting destroyed by the enemy. This makes the themes about racism feel a lot more hollow because it makes those oppressed groups look like willing participants in their oppression which is not something I should be thinking about in a story about how racism is bad. Now because this plot hole took me out the story the others which in better written one would normally not take me out started doing so. Like in the second episode it is revealed that the enemy robots are all autonomous and have gone rogue. Why does the government launch several EMP's to destroy them? I then started thinking about real life militaries and how the United States uses drones, then been controlled by a person several thousands miles away. This is way better because it saves both the pilots life and the skill he gains from experience. Which the government in this anime clearly doesn't value even though it should because they should want to win the war. Overall the guy who lite-novel this anime is based on clearly didn't give a shit about the plot and I in response don't care about this story either. If you can ignore the plot I would suggest checking it out because it has some interesting ideas. But if your like me and you demand the bare minimum when it comes to logic of the plot, avoid this show like this plague because it will hurt your brain. This anime's plot is Star Wars prequel's level of not making sence.
R: 30 / I: 6
When you experience "more than the average person" you get a bit pretentious, and as you experience more you start losing that and enjoying way more things. Like look at peoples top anime. Lots of people at 50 series watched will talk to you about the beauty of Tatami Galaxy and what it says about our lives, and it's all true. But then you watch more and you can appreciate the simple cartoonish comedy of Milky Holmes.

>Teenager, afraid to look uncool

<I like Monogatari a lot haha, except for the, you know…
>Adult, stopped caring years ago
<Strike Witches is the greatest series in existence.
R: 14 / I: 2

How come there is no bara anime?

I just had a realization I cant think of a single bara anime, or never saw as much as a clip from one. Straight romance, yaoi or yuri is popular, and I guess the potential audience for a specifically gay men focused genre is smaller, but is it really so small it wouldnt warrant even a single one made?
R: 16 / I: 1

Mawaru Penguindrum

I'm like a month late but a Mawaru Penguindrum movie was announced that's going to recap the 24 ep series. What are your thoughts on Penguindrum and Ikuhara's works in general?
R: 4 / I: 5


Has anyone else been reading Groundless? it's a really interesting military themed manga, about a small island at war. It manly fallows a small city's militia team while fighting with the main island army against the Liberation Army. I'm only half way through but it seems to go back a forth from the different factions while focusing on the small militia. I think the depiction of the Liberation Army is interesting, it's very bare bones compared to everyone else but it's clearly suppose to be the revolutionary army. it also has a very real depiction of racism.
R: 5 / I: 4

After the Rain

Only good age-gap romance manga out there. Truly a good story.
R: 7 / I: 0

Phone Manga

Is reading manga off a phone really that bad, or should I just invest into a tablet.
R: 65 / I: 10
Wait, wait, wait, so the bad guys in SpyxFamily are East Germany?
R: 13 / I: 0
You see a lot of westerners saying shit like "Japan only acknowledges what happened to them, you'll never see any type of Japanese media talking about their crimes", but even Baki's Itagaki who's a big patriot acknowledges the rape of Nanking.
Garouden is mainstream, Kakugo no Susume is mainstream, Yokoyama's Mars is mainstream.
When's the last time a MCU movie talked about US war crimes?
R: 2 / I: 0


This film takes place in Manchester in 1866. I saw this fellow in a shot. Is that who I think it is?
R: 2 / I: 0
>he's goin' ovah dat cliff!
R: 9 / I: 1
People only think Monogatari is good because they want to fuck the con man, if they didn't want to fuck the con man they wouldn't like it.
R: 2 / I: 0
You should be talking about dubs you believe are on par with the original, you should point to dubbed clips that made you feel something. Jesus christ anything other than "It sounds just as cringy in japanese as it does in english :))"
R: 6 / I: 0
Between people calling Cyberpunk Edgerunners an "American anime" despite being a collab between a Polish & Japanese studio, & people assuming that Lies of P is "western" despite being a Korean game, it's safe to say that people only view media as either being American or Japanese.
I've seen people get really into Chinese Donghua. China has its own animation industry with a lot of talented people over there, yet for some reason people insist on using a Japanese word to describe their output, which will just make people assume it's from Japan.
R: 3 / I: 2

Kengan Ashura

Just found out season 2 of Kengan premiered couple weeks ago. Currently downloading it, hope it covers Kiryu vs Kuroki fight, that one was awesome in manga. How come there already wasnt a tread about this, do you guys not like buff men punching each other?
R: 2 / I: 0
shonen manga has never again reached the peak that Sgt Frog did but thats ok there always needs to be the standard that everything else is compared against
R: 7 / I: 2
Many seiyuu can sing, dance, act onstage, AND voice act. Meantime American dub VAs can barely voice act.
R: 4 / I: 2


R: 28 / I: 3
Give me animes that realistically depict modern warfare
R: 40 / I: 4
Why you haven't watched the best anime ever made?
R: 13 / I: 3
Really? All Cops Are Bastards??
Even her?
R: 69 / I: 8
Is Madoka truly the AOTD of the 2010s?
R: 14 / I: 9
I'm watching the Karl Marx anime and I'm interested by the portrayal of the Capitalist not necessarily as a piggish or greedy miser but as almost a sort of Carnival barker, a showman.

I think that is interesting and actually a much better depiction of the Capitalist as opposed to Porky. Like a P.T. Barnum type figure that secretly knows the truth that Capitalism is exploitative and ultimately a scam, and must sell an ideology in order to keep the scam going.

Scams like "multi-level marketing" are known to most people by now, but that's only because they hide the truth, that Capitalism is fundamentally a scam. Both of them, of course, have the same advertising pitch: "you TOO can become wealthy! If you just play the game you too can join the ruling class!" Of course Hollywood put out a movie celebrating P.T. Barnum recently. Go figure.
R: 5 / I: 0

Ihave no enemies.....

Me right now after watching 2 episodes of vinland saga LOL
R: 49 / I: 9
SHONEN TIER LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!! (post yours pls)
S - Attack on Titan
A - Hajime no Ippo
B - Hunter x Hunter, JoJo, early One Piece
C - One Punch Man
D - Naruto, My Hero Academia
E - Dragon Ball
F - Current One Piece
? - Full Metal Alchemist (I don't know because I quit watching it because of the cringe comedy, but it seems to be good)
R: 48 / I: 11

Why so many pedophiles are into anime

More specifically Moe
R: 11 / I: 5
Hey you, give me your dick!
R: 9 / I: 3
What did they mean by this?
R: 4 / I: 3

I don't ink I can take it anymore

Wish someone would libre me from this hell degeso
R: 60 / I: 6
Why are anime girls always rich?
R: 1 / I: 0
90% of Azumanga Daioh posters can't tell you who this is.
R: 15 / I: 1
does anybody here remember the panty & stocking anime
R: 6 / I: 1
Did she do anything wrong comrades? She sacrificed her humanity to stop the collectors and stopped the laws of cycles for turning magical girls into witches. Foiling the plans of extraterrestrial beings that only wanted entropy.
R: 8 / I: 1

Onimai!? Discuss <3

Fuck I loved this show so much, I usually dislike slice of life but something about this show fucks
R: 29 / I: 6
I’m not fucking crying, you’re crying. ;-;
R: 6 / I: 0

Indie anime thread

This one's kino.
R: 16 / I: 1

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Just read this, Is the one-shot this is based on, basically the same story?
R: 24 / I: 1
"'90s Ghibli food" gif from a Shinkai film
"'90s tech" gif from Megazone 23 Part II
"'90s romance" gif from Kimagure Orange Road
"'90s anime women" all gifs from the same single character designer

Nostalgia is a mental disease.
R: 46 / I: 10
I'm glad that Katawa Shoujo managed to shake the negative stigma it once had. It's honestly pretty all right, and in an age where most western VNs try to be ironic weeb garbage it's nice to be reminded that sometimes OELVNs can be made with some genuine passion behind them.
R: 46 / I: 6
top 5 animes you enjoyed the most
R: 9 / I: 0

Hitman Reborn

Just finished this. Was not worth it.
R: 4 / I: 2
Feels like we're overdue for a new idol mecha, when's the next Macross gonna be?
R: 15 / I: 3
The JSDF is trying to bait furry hikkis into enlisting with a femboy kemono mascot.
R: 18 / I: 7

Shuuzou Oshimi

I just finished Boku wa Mari no Naka (also known as Inside Mari) and I thought I should write down my thoughts on it here.
The basic premise is about a NEET who wakes up in the body of a girl he pretty much stalked for a while. The story takes a lot of crazy psychological twists and turns (as expected from a manga by Oshimi), and it definitely isn't your typical gender-bender story. The subject material is certainly heavy and deeply personal, but I think it is handled quite well for the most part. (Spoilers for the ending) I really expected Yori and Mari to end up together though… maybe I misunderstood something? But it's nice to see Mari's alright.
Let's talk about this manga and the rest of Oshimi's work:
Aku no Hana (The Flowers of Evil)
Chi no Wadachi (Blood on the Tracks)
Okaeri Alice (Welcome Back, Alice)
R: 10 / I: 2
kamS is some totally innocuous salaryman who lives in suburban Tokyo. He works in middle-management for some successful yet forgettable corporation. His co-workers would describe him as "pleasant", even though he doesn't really stand out from the crowd, and hardly ever speaks up during meetings. He is kind to his wife, but not affectionate. His children barely know who he is, but he always offers them a smile, a pat on the head, the occasional ice cream. His neighbors would never say a bad word about him. And late at night, a couple times a month, he tells his wife that he has to work late. But he doesn't stay at the office. Instead, he drives to a non-descript, run down shopping district late at night, parks his car, and walks to the unnumbered door between the appliance repair shop and the pet store. He takes out the key from his wallet, unlocks the door, walks up the three flight of steps to another door, and unlocks that. There, there is a desk, a chair, and a computer. He closes the door, sits, turns on the computer, and makes these works. He never tells anyone about them, and even he doesn't exactly know why he makes them. kamS is a mystery even to himself.
R: 12 / I: 0
Really makes you think.
R: 2 / I: 0

Machikado Mazoku

I like demon girls, magical girls and lesbians but this show is painfully unfunny. Am I missing something?
R: 57 / I: 4
What are your oponions on this?
I think its one of the if not the most interesting anime in recent time.
The story focused around suicid and trauma is really intersting
The art style is also nice even though the animation is not as fluent as it could be.
I liked the first 10 episodes the eleventh was quite strange so I'm very interested about what they are going to do with the 12. and last episode
R: 0 / I: 0

Kyokou Suiri

holy shit this show is just words words words words words words words from whats basically a midget supernatural cop
R: 5 / I: 0
could captain goto kick your dad's ass
R: 32 / I: 4
> big burly homosexual man
> special power is magical girl shit
> likes to get naked on every occasion
> in prison for sexual assault
> could easily escape but stays because it's easier to rape in jail
Is there some obscure Japanese cultural context missing that makes this character okay?
R: 31 / I: 9

Seasonal Anime Thread

Can we get a seasonal anime thread? I really like Bocchi the Rock this season. The comedic timing is on-point and it feels like a lot of care was put into it.
R: 25 / I: 3

ghibli films

also general ghibli thread maybe
R: 3 / I: 4

Ningen Fushin no Boukensha-tachi ga Sekai wo Sukuu you desu

It was a low quality show, but I felt the characters and plot points where more interesting than most other anime on the market. They are well developed, expressive, quirky, and with character flaws, which is something most writers can't even start to write. The storyboard artists and directors clearly tried to add visual nuance and symbolism to scenes as well (like the sun setting in the final meeting of the group as they're talking, characters having clearly distinguishable walks, etc), but the studio was clearly constrained by budget.

A lot of these details "didn't matter" when it came to greater plot or drama, but you can sometimes extrapolate quite a bit and that makes everything and everyone feel so "lived in". For example, in that shot that shows where Curran sleeps, you see that (1) she's renting out a storage room, is she broke? And (2) she barred the door with her greatsword because she doesn't trust her landlord. That's a lot of story from just a still! Or another example, when Nick AND the hostess block the loli from going closer to Zem, you can tell that how close Zem really is to the girls he hangs out with. He's shared his story with them, and has probably their trust and sympathy. It's possible they've done the same with him.

I also liked the persistent theming where everyone, including the bad guys, is at a point along their redemption arc. You have the early antagonists who told themselves that they were good people who were forced into a dead end of crime, which the Survivors are a counterpoint to because they actively avoided those dead ends by getting a damn job. Then the pattern's broken by the last antagonist who intentionally chose the dark side as an aspect of himself that he couldn't betray. That's actually a set up for what the Survivors have to get over in the next episode: they've avoided their downwards, but they haven't yet intentionally chosen what to pursue from there.

This show isn't something I can recommend to people because its animation is pretty mediocre, but for people like me who watch a lot of anime it does stand out. It's also standard fantasy instead of isekai which is sorely lacking.
R: 20 / I: 5


I thought I finally found another fantasy without bullshit that's so rare these days but we're hit with an in-universe level up system that I can excuse, but then it slowly starts turning into a harem power fantasy with a little bitch MC, so it's pretty much an isekai without the isekai part. The author even refuses to let characters level up when they should because Bell needs to be the main character and he has to constantly kill the big bad monsters to save the day.

Having watched all four seasons it's at its best when it's *not* focusing on the harem power fantasy crap, as you'd expect. It's like the author does not understand what a good story is, they just copied the cliche and prioritized their childish desires over telling an actual good story and the good parts happen accidentally.
R: 8 / I: 0

Lucky Star

Would you recommend Lucky Star in 2023 to /anime/?
R: 5 / I: 0


> 1975. Hikaru Conde, a young Japanese boy who had set out for Cambodia to win the Pulitzer Prize, was unable to take any photographs that would be bought by a news agency. One day while wandering in the forest, he came across a group of Khmer Rouge rebels. There, he saw an infant who buried them in an instant. A girl named Petit, who called Hikaru "chan" and adored him after her first time meeting him. In wartime Cambodia, the survival of a father and child, who are not blood related, begins.
R: 5 / I: 1

Super no Ura de Yani Suu Hanashi

I feel old gushing over this manga about a salaryman and a supermarket employee smoking after shifts.
R: 37 / I: 6


I've only ever dipped my toes into anime, but I'd like to go further. I like fantasy, samurai, cyberpunk, and emotional stuff, and things with nature, shinto spirits, etc. I like:
Weathering With You
Samurai Champloo
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Vampire Hunter D
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal
Digimon: Last Evolution Kizuna
Lupin III
Princess Mononoke
R: 11 / I: 7

Action in anime right now

I don’t think I can actually recall any time action in an anime looked genuine outside of sword of the stranger and some shootouts in cowboy bebop. So many shows seem to gloss over the actual fighting part for overly long periods of exposition, random still panels to substitute for something meaningful happening and music so fucking loud my ears hurt. too much shits happening on screen but simultaneously nothing it feels awful
R: 31 / I: 5
how do i handle it bros
should we do a watchalong or something

pokemon final adventure…
nostalgia really is ending, it's time for us zoomers to grow up
R: 24 / I: 3
>when you read about capitalism's tendency towards overproduction and realize that's why there's a constant barrage of seasonal anime otaku feel pressured to keep up with
really hating this capitalism thing bros can we play another game
R: 8 / I: 1

Why Anime Is on the Rise Even Though the Industry Is so Poor

Okada claimed that animators are so poor even though the industry attracts more money than ever because the production committee caps the budgets on individual anime titles. This is apparently because of a culture of corporate collusion, where the lead investing company determines beforehand the highest amount every other company in the committee can spend proportionally.

Okada elaborated that because control over the copyright is proportional to the amount of investment, companies will bid to become the highest investor (this is usually 40%). Once they attain this status, they have the power to determine the budget. For example, if the lead investor spends $4 million, the budget would be capped at $10 million.

After the budget has been determined proportionally, production committees will not accept larger investments from outsider (usually foreign) companies. A large investment would be split into separate projects to keep those companies lower down in the production committee. For example, Okada said that if a Chinese company offered to pay for an entire $10 million budget, the production committee would turn their investment into $50,000 chunks across 20 different projects. In other words, to maintain control and profits, the Japanese companies on anime production committees are incentivized to use the surplus from foreign investment to fund other projects instead of increasing an individual title's budget.
R: 2 / I: 0
I remember watching random episodes on adult swim 20 or so years ago and thinking it was cool, but damn, I didn’t realize this show was as interesting, deep, and meaningful with characters who grew or developed with such novel time appropriate scifi or western plots.

So it wasn’t just a theme song after all.
R: 2 / I: 0
so I read the oldboy manga in one sitting after watching the movie. What a joke of an ending that was. Needless to say, I liked the film's interpretation far better. It would have been interesting to see the Spielberg-directed American adaptation that was supposedly going to faithfully adapt the manga, though.
The person who decided to do that shot-for-shot Hollywood remake of the Korean movie was fucking stupid.
R: 3 / I: 0
is there any actually scary horror anime? pls recommend me some
R: 5 / I: 1
japs lack the gene that makes you realize when youve gone too far with a joke
R: 12 / I: 1
i hate anime that takes place inside of highschool.

i want more anime like naruto and dragon ball, that has no high school, and has protagonist work hard to get stronger. but i don't want it to be childish like shonen is
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Anyone watched Jormungand? I did years ago as a teen and got into it since it started airing around the time I finished watching Black Lagoon. I remember seeing people on /a/ calling it a poor man's Black Lagoon as well, but thinking back on it I think that comparison works for general things but overall I'd say they're different thematically. I was planning on giving it a rewatch (mainly because I'd forgotten what happened in it) since I remember hating how the show made the American feds look incompetent in the 2nd season and now a show where glowies get outsmarted by an armsdealer sounds hilarious to me.
R: 8 / I: 0 (sage)
Has anybody else noticed a general uptick in sentiment against tomboy or masculine female characters and vice versa? It seems as if having a muscular or domineering woman in your story gets you a fair amount of backlash.
I don't really want to shit on fem women because well there is plenty of ways to do that well or bad but it seems like just including one will get you called a fag nowadays or even worse.
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How do they do this thing where they take existing anime and "fix it up" for the blu-ray release

I don't understand how animation works, wouldn't it be hard?
R: 3 / I: 0
Is lelouch an anti hero or a villain protagonist?

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Anime/Manga you hate

What's your least favorite little girl Chinese cartoon? Mine is Gantz. Has some of the most unlikeable characters I've ever seen. The rapey creep vibe the MC gives off doesn't help either.
R: 8 / I: 1
What did he mean by this?
R: 5 / I: 0
Is One piece and Oda marxist or at the very least socialist or socialsist adjacent? I think he is clearly left wing to some capacity but I just want a general discussion and political analysis of this work.
R: 22 / I: 2
Mangadex is finally back but now they've got a full-JS UI, god damn it.
Is it really so hard to make websites that still work with javascript disabled?
R: 13 / I: 0
why are these pipes always stock fixtures in city anime in the ground where children play???

what's the explanation anons? do you know?
R: 4 / I: 2
I refuse to elaborate
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Anyone into NTR? Is this accurate?
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how do we fix the anime industry
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4kids ops are kino
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>rejects conventional morality
>disrespects bourgeois property rights
>die-hard individualist
>theft is cool
>does shit for others simply because he wants to, not out of any spooky obligation
>kind of a dandy
>long face
>tacky sideburns
>prominent widow's peak
>dysfunctional relationships with women
>kind of a loser when you really get down to it
>noticeable popularity among Italians

<never seen in the same room together
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It seems as if the right is going against anime now if it hasn't been for the longest time.
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Anime References in the Russia-Ukraine War

I don't care which side you are on. I don't care whether you're pro ukrainian or russian. This thread will be the place to post all anime references within the war. Stuff like patches, flags, stickers, pin ups, shit like that. I want it to be an archive of stuff like that.
R: 18 / I: 1

Kyoto Animation

Will all their shows be overrated now or is their pity factor no longer as important now ukraine gets more attention? They've done absolutely nothing new since 2013 they've kept milking the same yaoi- and yuri-bait shows for a decade. Together with their boring in-house LN adaptations. When will they do something innovative again? Can we finally just agree that VEG is boring, lacks subtlety, amateurish emotionally manipulative drivel.
R: 2 / I: 0
Agent Kochinski the Stampede
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Start an idol group to prevent the deletion of /anime/!
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is Code Geass a leftwing or rightwing anime?
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> Anime about a soviet Vampire
> action takes place in a parody of the USSR during the space race
>There’s a romance
> The anime ends whit the Vampire beign together whit her lover and presented by anime Khrucev as a hero
What else do You ask for ?
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Moe, SoL, Iyashikei

So much animosity towards moe here, so why not a moe thread. I like taking solace from the cruelty of the real in this.
post your favourite moe anime & manga
What i mean: Non Non Biyori, K-On!, and stuff.
I'll start with my favourites:
>1. Haibane Renmei
Very relaxing melancholic anime that alludes to the afterlife and themes of self acceptance, emotional but not dramatic.
>2. Girls' Last Tour
End of the earth slice of life, episodic and lonely but warm in spite of the cold landscape, absurdist narrative.
>3. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Like GLT this manga is a slice of life at the end of time, but this time its only humanity that is. Set in the twilight of the human time, with a continuous accumulating decline with no grand ending whatsoever, in contrast to GLT where it's more like the lonely midnight where it's all ending soon.
>4. Game Club
Manga by the GOAT mangaka imitation crystal, transient and wistful but also cheerful, you will also feel like a game nerd reading it. Great characters, a bunch of weirdos that might have mental health issues.
>5. Sora no Woto
Like K-On! but millitary but also All Quiet on the Western Front without the traumatic experience except for flashbacks, it's very rough as a whole, messy pace too but I really like the strong theme of anti-war in it. The world building seems too detailed to be in a slice of life anime but it's also what i like about it. Bonus for good soundtrack, but all the animes i wrote here also has good soundtrack lol.
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Best classic anime

I'm looking for anime that was popular in the 80s to early 90s
Classics with a more bubbly appeal and look. Less sharp lines and a more 80s "Nagasaki" nuclear holocaust feel. Kind of like Akira. Hook me up.
R: 9 / I: 0
Do not read Welcome to the NHK, No Longer Human, all of Haruki Murakami, etc. Worst mistake of my life.
R: 20 / I: 4
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why is anime so comfy?

i love watching 2000s cheap anime with dubs on
i love the cheesy ness of it, it's very homely
R: 6 / I: 0
R: 14 / I: 8

Spooky Month

What are some good horror anime to watch for Spooky Season? Preferably movies.
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Good anime for learning japanese?

Recently I tried watching Teletubbies in Japanese, because that's how I learned English, so maybe I could learn Japanese with it too. However, the Japanese dub for Teletubbies is partially lost media, and I'm not sure how I would go about looking for fan dubs.
What are some anime / japanese media that drip feeds you some of the language while still being entertaining?

Yes I'm using other language learning resources like duolingo and a copy of Survival Japanese.
R: 1 / I: 1

Soul Eater

A thread about evrything relating to Soul Eater.

Soul Eater is the first anime i ever saw and it's the reason why i am adicted to anime so ia m pretty buiest if you ask me
R: 2 / I: 0
this motherfucker's been around for 50 years and nobody can agree on what exactly his hair is supposed to be
R: 1 / I: 0
In what order do I watch this?

Is there a common sense order in anime? show->movie->ova?

which usually gets made first?
do all of them have lori fanservice
R: 3 / I: 0
What a let down. First Sonny Boy… now this… why are the japes so bad at finishing up a story?
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Most criticism of weaboos is either thinly-veiled racism (when done by westerners) or self-hatred (when done by diasporoids)
Well-adjusted humans are flattered when foreigners display good faith interest in their culture. People like talking about things they enjoy.
R: 10 / I: 3

Crunchyroll Anti-union shenanigans

Everyone's favorite conglomerate Crunchyroll/Funimation is back at it again with not wanting to pay their VAs

R: 1 / I: 0
>So, uh, how did it happen?
<You ever seen Detective Conan? Yeah, that.
>Really? Even the mafia part?
<Yes. *Head Explodes*
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I really want to like it but the author is just fucking horrible

The setup of the world is original, the lore is interesting as fuck, the uncensored brutality showcases an interesting take on violence that feels genuine to what something like this in real life could occur and the plot is overall entertaining

But fuck the amount of other garbage in this pretty much “makes a perfectly baked caked bathed in the shittiest frosting you could’ve gotten”. Child nudity that only exists to satisfy the authors god awful fetishes, crying and death when it isn’t needed or doesn’t do anything to contribute to any form of character development, major figures like bondrewd, wazukyan and his crew or just reg and his origin in general either gets sidelined completely or just flat out abondoned after less than a single episode and it fucking sucks and makes trying to be entertained or even gain any cool ideas like how ethics are considered when the promise of discovery is near or how people respond and develop tools to new threats or just how nature itself adapts to the geography that surrounds it doesn’t truly feel like it got the attention it deserved in a series that felt like it was made for it
R: 14 / I: 3

Colourless vs Coloured Manga

Which do you think is better?
Is there a silent appreciation in the black and white

I love the vibrancy of the color ones, but also think there's something lost in the enjoyment of the anime then

The colorless ones can have a certain, afternoon reading vibe to it and help enjoy the anime and manga in separate ways. I don't know much anymore, tell me your insights
R: 5 / I: 0
Spice and Wolf is the only good right-wing piece of Japanese media.
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Pixiv added a harassment policy to their workplace after a sexual assault case occured in their Tokyo office and western otaku are flipping their shit about le woke because they can't fucking read.
R: 14 / I: 3

JP government wants a database with the real name of pseudonymous artists, vtubers, etc.

>Shocking response from the Ministry of Finance. "Real reason" to introduce the invoice system even if "real name is exposed" is unavoidable
>``names are mandatory rather than high-risk personal information such as addresses and phone numbers,''

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] What do you think about the risk of infringement of privacy regarding the problem that the real name of a sole proprietor is disclosed on the website of a qualified invoice issuing business?

[Deputy Director Nishiko, National Tax Agency] When the recipient of the invoice with the registration number confirms its validity, additional information such as the name is required. For example, if you check the registration number written on the invoice received from Mr. Sasaki, you can confirm that the registration number is valid, but you cannot judge whether it is really Mr. Sasaki's registration number. At this time, if the name is also disclosed, it can be quickly confirmed that it is Mr. Sasaki's registration number. From this point of view, we believe that disclosure of real names is necessary in practice. Names were chosen because they are effective for narrowing down the list and are not highly dangerous personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] Why did you allow commercial use of the information published on the website of eligible invoice issuers?

[Deputy Director Nishiko, National Tax Agency] If there are many business partners, we assume that the accounting software vendor will create its own database and refer to it. Accounting software users refer to information downloaded by vendors. This is the operation that we assumed for commercial use.

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] I feel uncomfortable with the commercial use of personal information registered for tax purposes. Why should it be used for the benefit of a company that has nothing to do with the taxpayer himself?

[Deputy Director Nishiko, National Tax Agency] Only the minimum information, such as names, is disclosed.

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] In the first place, isn't it rude to publish all the data in a form that can be downloaded all at once from all over the world? It would have been possible to search for each registration number and confirm whether or not it is registered.

[Deputy Director, Nishiko, National Tax Agency] For businesses that do not have many business partners, it is possible to search and check them one by one, but for large companies with many business partners, it is time-consuming to check each one. Efficiency can be achieved by constructing a database with a list and searching for the registration number from there.

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] The convenience of such large companies and the privacy of us taxpayers are completely different issues. It has nothing to do with taxpayers who don't want their real names published.

[Deputy Director Nishiko, National Tax Agency] In the case of sole proprietorships, it is not the address or phone number that is disclosed, but the name, so we believe that it is unlikely that the individual will be identified.

>[Mr. Natsumi Koizumi] Do you have any plans to review it?

[Deputy Director Nishiko, National Tax Agency] Not yet. We are following the law.

TL;DR: Basically, these dinosaurs that don't understand how much easier it is to track someone down with a name online are going to destroy Japan.
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IOSYS made a song about grown men livestreaming as cute girl vtubers for the rythm game muse dash and its kinda denpa and pretty funny so I translated it for you guys (took some creative liberties since its a rap). Criticism welcome, haven't consistently studied in years and some parts were pretty hard for me to transcribe.

(Fem Vocal Ver.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1HFlA_YZ0
(Male Vocal Ver.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm-9jdOV_ng
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Rock legend Gene Simmons has no problem with otaku marrying their 2D anime crushes

"It doesn’t matter if you understand this relationship. It only matters if this Otaku man is happy. Otaku is a person who is a manga and tech fan. Good luck to him." - Gene Simmons
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Happy 9/11, /anime/

Time for your yearly Zankyou no Terror rewatch.
R: 4 / I: 0

Chinese Animation / Donghua General

Anyone know if there's a group subbing Da Wang Rao Ming? Seems like it's only available on Tencent; the opening looks amazing.
R: 16 / I: 3

3d anime

Is there an explanation as to why so many 3d animes or animes with CGI look noticeably fucking awful? I cant possibly fathom as to how any individual can fuck up so badly on aesthetics when it comes to anime as westerners already can make plenty of 3d cartoons that look just fine with good art styles, hell even for individual artists making good looking CGI isnt hard as your essentially getting 3d squares and triangles with images stretched on them to move around a screen for several minutes and artists like Ian Hubert have proven that large budgets for good looking graphics is far from difficult or expensive, so what gives?
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There's something very satisfying in seeing tsundere get what's coming to them.
R: 1 / I: 1

Is there anime that critique lookism like this?

Something like this, but need more
R: 6 / I: 0

Mamoru Oshii

Remember when this guy made good movies and TV? What the fuck happened to his brain?

I love Angel's Egg, The Sky Crawlers, Patlabor 2 and GitS 1&2, and hell, I even like the early cinema trilogy for all its flaws but Vladlove and Assault Girls were almost unwatchable.
R: 36 / I: 5
They're making a Marie Antoinette and Che Guevara romcom.
R: 17 / I: 2

Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu

The moral of the story is that being mentally ill is only okay if you're a pretty girl.
R: 10 / I: 2
This guy whines and wants to turn into a vampire because he's "too popular"? HUMBLEBRAG THE ANIME
R: 2 / I: 0
Most Jump authors are somewhere between insane overwork and outright dying. Its release schedules and requirements are unsustainable.
R: 89 / I: 6

Fuck orientalism

I'm a way too old otaku who's always been into a lot of underground Japanese subculture shit thanks to learning the language but even I have to be amazed at the sort of shallow orientalism that's going on on imageboards, like cumming at sakura trees, larping as an imperialist or making Japan seem as the last trad ethnostate (it really isn't), or more recently and what prompted me to make this thread, someone posting a picture of their room with a huge ass poster of Tokyo's subway map. Like really? What's the appeal of that? Sure, he might have been a train otaku, but nothing else in the picture indicated that.

To sum it up, fuck orientalism.
R: 9 / I: 1
Is he the ultimate egoist?
R: 14 / I: 6
Touhou 18.5 announced! https://touhou-project.news/news/7436/ バレットフィリア達の闇市場 〜 100th Black Market
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Summer 2022

Goddamn this season sucks. Nothing worth watching.
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I wish there were cool anime/manga/video game/doujin/etc events outside Japan too.
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Why is this kind of ideology so prevalent in anime?

Is it the remnants of fascism?

I'm watching Demon Slayer and this just comes out of nowhere, and I've noticed it often in shounen anime

I don't particularly disagree with it, You have to be strong to protect anything you love, but I see why so many fashies are attracted to anime and turn into weebs

Also feels like this kind of messaging is why so many of japanese men are salary men loser otakus who are too scared to fuck

Like "BE strong or lose everything" and "yay consumerism!! gundamn models!!" sort of message just seems to create these kind of people
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Adventurers' guilds are a product of Japan hitting capitalism realism.
R: 10 / I: 1
So many anime adaptations announced for manga that already ended years ago. Not that I'm complaining.
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In the 2022 Japanese House of Councillors election, Ken Akamatsu won a seat in the national proportional representation block.
Yeah, the Love Hina guy.
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Pictured: the only good cops
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No balls.
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Why tf Japs seems fond of this kind of shit

Is this because consequences of such cuck nation? Like why tf there's so much fucked up NTR? Idc if the NTR involving a boss with her/his subordinates gangbanged him/her.

But this kind of kinks or cults involving cannibalism & such, are really disgusting.

Unless sacrificing crapitalism worshippers like picrel.
R: 6 / I: 0

How do you go about finding new manga worth reading?

Simple question. Not asking for titles. Just for methods. MD only features manga that are anime and there's a lot of garbage/isekai that's not very good.
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Sakura Illustrated

Hey! I just scanned and uploaded a collection of Genpei Akasegawa's left wing political cartoons from the 1970s. You can find it here:


It contains Concerned Theatre Japan's English translation of the special issue. Although I didn't realize it was already on mangadex:


More information about both Genpei Akasegawa's manga/illustration work as well as Concerned Theatre Japan:

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The sliding scale between Masculine vs. Feminine anime.
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deaf people

how exactly do we convert them into communism?,last time i asked this question everyone said lol no you can't they are inherntly bourgoi,but why?
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"Yu-Gi-Oh!" creator Kazuki Takahashi was discovered dead off the coast of Nago, Okinawa on July 6 at 10:30 AM. He was found wearing snorkeling equipment.
R: 2 / I: 0

Terror in Resonance

Come home. White man.
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>get book that literally lets you end capitalism worldwide at your desk
>200 IQ
>everyone loves you
>use it to kill lumpen instead
>build a cult of personality and isolate yourself
>pretend you are retarded and sacrifice family and friends
What did he mean by this?
R: 2 / I: 0
Bros…did YamCHAD block a blow from chinletsama!?
R: 12 / I: 2

Let's talk Oregairu

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.

This in contrast to the loser of the equation, the normie girl from a normie family whose demand / offer for a relationship was to normalize and domesticate Hiki (expressed explicitly as a list of wishes). Now on the one hand you can take this latter option, the demand to become essentially another, more normal person, as a betrayal of the "genuine" Hiki, asking him to live a lie. Yet, more so in season one than later, it is left unclear to what extent the weirdness and creepiness is what's genuine, or if it's learned / feigned to accommodate the loner existence. Maybe the relationship that won out really was the more unhealthy and less wholesome one, setting the protagonist up for a ruinous life of plots, schemes and hard work, in stead of a healthy family life.

Some scattered other observations. There was an obvious tonal and art shift after seasons one. We went from a (only marginally) romantic comedy, to a romantic drama with only occasional humorous interludes. I can't say it works perfectly, it's too noticeable for that, but it does work. Baited by the comedy, it leaves you trapped being invested in the characters once it moves to drama. Good job, show, you caught me.

One thing I can't figure out, something that I've seen in other shows too. Where are all the parents? There is not a single father in the entirety of the show iirc, or any other male authority figure for that matter. The only parents we do see are the mothers for the two legs of the love triangle, appropriately contrasted: one wholesome and supportive, the other essentially antagonistic and even sinister. For the protagonist, we see neither. I would appreciate it if someone could give a deeper interpretation here, beyond the observation that it is a reflection (or god forbid normalization) of the toxic Japanese corporate culture requiring workers to stay late. If there is an essay-length look at this I would love to read it.
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Bikini & Nylon featuring Girdle

Has it aged appropriately? Or was it always a poor man's South Park?
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Need more epic revenge like this

This is how those authors sickos redeem themselves. This is how hentai will be made in gulag.
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¿Por que no hay un hilo en español para discutir sobre anime?
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How to show you did not watch either Nadia nor Atlantis.
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Have you seen Ani*kuri?
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Ahaha ohnonono ohohoho

Look at those models look at that facial expression
This looks like a fucking ps3 game holy is that what they actually showed? How hard is it to do something as simple as come up with a functional style for 3d art. Fucking westerners have pulled it off just fine since fucking ever, Lego movies, spider verse, bad guys, Pixar’s style, fucking even sonic had its moments holy how in gods name did they make this fucking looks like some dogshit bootleg looking ass dumpster fire of a frame make it into the shot for the thumbnail of the show ahahahahahahahahahahahahah
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I've read the communist manifesto manga
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Is there any point in reading manga with super duper high quality 4K scans?
R: 49 / I: 10 (sage)
I enjoy looking at cute anime girls. Its the only /hobby/ in this world that brings me joy.

Am I mentally ill?
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Tsukihime anime

It' s not bad.
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Why does it feel as though the prevalence of Japanese culture in anime and manga hobbyist platforms has lessened despite the increasing popularity of the medium in the west? Has it simply become too widely available for it to have any permanence?

Think about the last time you saw shit like gachimuchi (that wasn’t made by a westerner aping the old content), nico medleys (which still get made today), content like Mou Ikkai, Geddan, Okkusenman, Miku stuff like Fukkireta, etc. I haven’t seen anything close to that on most western anime imageboards in many years. The best you see are the “go to Futaba and bring something back” (and calling it "2chan") threads but even those get a couple of posts or simply get deleted on the big places like 4chin these days.

Now it's just """"""""discussing""""""""" the stuff you're watching/reading, no more generating or sharing niche stuff made by fans.
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How much fluorite do I have to distill in order to enjoy this? Can I safely skip episodes 3-10?
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Post old otaku culture links and stuff

This is footage from Comiket 1985. Surprisingly a lot more girls than I would have thought.
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All otaku French vampire kitsch bullshit descends from the legend of the Merovingian Grail kings.
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What anime does Scissor Seven remind you of?

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?
R: 21 / I: 6

Sonny Boy

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.
R: 16 / I: 1

Golden Kamuy

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!
R: 5 / I: 6
New BL doujin event badges dropped, tag yourself.
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Where to torrent anime?

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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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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This is a thread only for characters that have never betrayed anyone ever.
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Judge me all you like, but I love a good power/skill progression. What are some anime or manga that have a really nice progression? I've always been fond of Berserk's build up of Guts as the ultimate warrior, to the point where you really believe a human can defeat a demon.
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What are some day to day hijinks comedy anime

No over arching arcs or plots
Just comedy from daily situations

Like Doraemon, Perman, Kitretsu, Ninja Hattori?
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mashiro project

well…recently i've found this thing called masiro project https://www.en.masiro.cafe/top watching youtube and i was thinking that is a very interesting idea: create your own chobits robot maid to hold your hand or having three robot girls to enjoy. this could be product of alienation, or a pretty interesting development for mankind?
>creepy-ass robots
well…they're kinda weird, but they have some cuteness anyways
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Perfect Blue counts as an idol anime.
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Jantama Pong

If you thought kemonomimi with human and animal ears were silly get ready for 6-eared kemonomimi.
R: 0 / I: 0
So many authors that get cancelled and then their next story is something aimless like a slice-of-life manga, assuming they even get a chance to make something new. I don't even care if they "deserved" to get axed, it still sucks that trying to do something even slightly different is met with cancellation so they inevitably go for a safe route next time.
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What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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Chicks dig giant robots

Tomino said in a 1998 interview that fujoshis are the true gundam fans and that the male fans and model builders are little shits and fake geek boys.

Source: http://dargol.blog3.fc2.com/blog-entry-4241.html
"What I want modern day Gundam fans to understand is that Gundam wasn't nurtured by the PlaModel enthusiasts. It was young women who first came to the after recording studio, and Gundam is a work that began with their support. And it was a work that had no connection to the popularity of Gundam PlaModels. So I think the most important thing is creating a work that will attract those kind of girls to it again. I don't think movies as an entertainment industry can succeed without touching on that kind of fundamental portion."

“The very first fans of the original Gundam were young women. Definitely not the PlaModel enthusiasts. With both Gundam and Raideen, of the first fans to be active, 90% were girls. Among a gathering of 1000 fans, about 100 were boys. Around when the first cour ended, young women began to gather to the after recording studio. It took until much later for male fans make an uproar, around the time series got canceled. I thought: You’re late to the party!”

"When the movies were screening, we had many male fans who got into Gundam via Gunpla come to see it. Meanwhile, the girls who had been fans since the TV series aired got together to create their own world via fanzines. The fans, never interacting with each other, existed on separate planes."
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This black and white photo keeps being attributed (particularly on Chinese sites) as Fusako Shigenobu, founder/leader of the Japanese Red Army, but actually looks more like a photo from the set of Shoujo Commander Izumi.
Fusako Shigenobu is out of jail and in the news so here’s your reminder to stop using a production photo from Shoujo Commander Izumi when talking about her.
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Ok so here's the personality I'm thinking about adopting. Myself, the tall blonde mysterious man with deadly skills who goes by many names and has a lot of associates that are just as mysterious. She is a quiet and timid public servant whose beauty nobody notices because she dresses down and deflects attention but is actually an assassin martial artist with a murderous streak for men that are not myself.
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Boring average guy gets an incredibly hot girlfriend through impossible hijinks

So aren't these anime basically just following the same formula as Seth Rogen or Adam Sandler movies which are considered by the public at large to be "normalfag" "cringe"?
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Did you know Ufotable made a crossover OVA between Anime Tenchou and Touhou but ZUN told them to fuck off apparently?

>Due to the strong restrictions on derivate works of Touhou Project, fans were surprised about the announcement by a commercial studio. ZUN, the creator and unique developer of the games, has little confidence about commercial video game distribution. Because of that he only allows that fan-works are made by fans for fans, with any intromission from corporations. And above all, with his permission.

>The surprise about Ufotable anime caught the attention of ZUN who later stated that said animation would be just an OVA and that he wasn't involved in the project. In the same way, this incident caused ZUN to change the terms of use of his series, prohibiting his products from being sold or produced by corporations.
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Alchemical terrorists

For a magical girl show Symphogear is unhinged.
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love shoujo anime from the early-mid 2010s
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Is there any Isekai about a weeb who takes the noose portal to anime world?
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>the author of Welcome to the NHK turned to spiritualism after shitting on religion on his works
>also a decade of not doing anything at all later he's now making a fanservice-filled generic isekai with a hikki MC
God it feels like Berserk all over again.
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This got me thinking that I can't think of any shows where the MC has a brother besides Mob.
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one funny thing about Re:Zero is Nagatsuki’s mild lolicon restrained sufficiently by taste or popularity to avoid any Made In Abyss shit manifests as one of the only medieval fantasies I’ve read to humanely represent something like Philippe Aries’ vision of premodern childhood. this vision may have been, in fact (per DeMause), a fantasy, but that makes it all the more interesting to incorporate into the idealized "Middle Ages" of a fantasy novel
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Among Us seems to be very popular in Japan, huh.
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Furuya Minoru

Any Furuya Minoru fans here? I think /leftypol/ would like their work.

I think my favorite is Boku To Issho. Fucking hilarious. It's about these two brothers that become homeless after their parents die and then they team up with this other kid who's a veteran homeless kid and their struggles with survival.


>Tomioka Yuji is a 32-year-old night-shift guard for mall. He works completely alone, so he often slacks off, exercising and hanging out on the roof. In some ways, the job is perfect for him, as he's always been terrible with people. However, he can't help feeling incredibly lonely and wishing he had friends.
Another good one.

>Ciguatera thor of Ping Pong Club and Himizu, though less comedic than the former and less soul-crushingly depressing than the latter.


This one is kind of depressing. They made this one into a live action movie never seen it tho.

You can read here:
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3x3 thread

Post your 3x3 or whatever other autistic grid you have.

For everyone who doesn't engage in the anime community, a 3x3 is your 9 favourite anime (or favourite anime of a certain theme or genre or maybe even your favourite screenshots that share a colour) arranged like this. For autists on /a/ it is a holy artform.
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Some retard tried to copyright troll yukkuris and a law office got death threats from Touhou fans, all in Japan.

>Yuzuha first claimed on Twitter that fans would have to pay 100,000 yen (about US$770) for a license agreement. She later retracted that statement, but still claimed trademark rights. However, fans criticized Yuzuha because as of October 2020, YouTube channel Touhou Danmaku Kagura staff had confirmed with the ASCII art creator, the illustrator, and ZUN that anyone could freely use "Yukkuri Chabangeki."

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Forgettable anime

Why do they get made? Who are they for?
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Take me back
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>tfw discovering live action for the first time
>suddenly seasonals pale in comparison
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Chi no Wadachi (A Trail of Blood)

Author really knows how to keep the suspenseful atmosphere going. Not a single page is boring.
R: 6 / I: 0

Gatchaman Crowds

We had an anime about fucking mutual aid and power to the people of all things only for the show to do a 180 in the last few episodes and go "actually we still need politicians and the police!".
R: 5 / I: 2 (sage)

Dragon Ball Super

So in the latest DBS Storyline there's a group of porkies who used to commission the Freiza Force and use their Saiyans to destroy a planet and it's residents and then clean things up and then sell it to the highest bidder for money

What is the real world equvialent for such a practice?

The Cerelians were genocided by the saiyans on the orders of Freiza who was paid by the Heeters
After they did it. They sold it to another people who were out of a home called the Sugarians

What would be the real world terms for all parties involved and which historical event most resembles this tale?
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Yumemi ga oka Wonderland

From the creator of Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa, ended in 17 chapters without an axe. It's always cool to see an author be able to make a manga comfortably go through the story and end on his own terms.
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Mob Psycho S3 trailer just dropped

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Which is funnier?

Which is the better anime? I like right more as an audiobook. Left more as an anime.
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Mangaka and writers have completely forgotten the difference between a title and a synopsis.
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whenever an anime op changes tempo and it cuts to a character falling dramatically i stand up and clap
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Full list of more than 100 series & movies that influenced Hideaki Anno (Evangelion).
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Redhead = best girl
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Why is anime?

You ever think how weird it is that there are 1000 sub-genres of anime, and we all watch it? There's so much of it now

Like how did this come to be? Who shot the anime bow onto earth

Porky may have capitalized on it, but there's no way this was a planned thing to make japanese cartoons a worldwide phenomenon

What is the materialist explanation for anime?
THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT animes about WOMEN fighting with their BUTTS
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It's so satisfying to see the "villain" of the story kick the gods' asses. Like all Japanese media I'm guessing he isn't going to succeed entirely anyway, but oh well.
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Tell me the worst hentai you read & how you redeem yourself

There are so many worst hentai that I was read. Almost more than thousands links. I couldn't mention it one by one, but probably contain these tags: gangbang, prostitution, human cattle, rape, drugs

For a hint: Reizoku Elf, Kurogal Ochi, some hentai with obscure meat suit, sex dolls but with real humans bodies, genderbender male to female but they becoming prostitutes

If there's gulag, I'll make sure redeem myself there while listening to Low Solipsism.
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Anime, Internet & Porn

Why are they so tangibly related when it comes to discussion? I can have hours of conversations about anime/manga/vidya or some more mature topics with friends but when it comes to messageboards everyone is seemingly going out of their way to talk about just sex. People jot down 3 lines of text and then leave. What is this called?
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Twitter is the single most used social media platform in Japan. When told about the possibility of the use of real names being forced, almost 80% said they'd leave.
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Shinsekai Yori - From the New World

This anime has gotten so little attention despite it being great. Let‘s talk about it.

Was Squealer right? And if not where did he go wrong?
R: 2 / I: 0

Magu-chan: God of Destruction

That was cute, funny and the ending felt like a punch in the dick. The combination of a gag slice-of-life with low-level Lovecraftian fantasy stakes was very nice.
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Is anime going mainstream?

>be me back in school
>anyone who expresses even the remotest interest in anime gets viciously bullied
>keep my power level completely hidden at all times
>to this day I watch anime with a closed an locked door with headphones or earbuds like I'm watching fucking porn
>start seeing anime in mainstream shit
>see a car with a Kyōjurō Rengoku wrap on it parked right outside my apartment
>my ear starts hurting, so I go to a local ENT clinic
>the television screens in their lobby have an animation with an anime girl playing on them
What's going on? Why is this happening?
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ITT: post the first 3 anime you've watched and make assumptions about others based on their picks.
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I noticed how sometimes anime girls are drawn in these very avant-garde type of clothing. Does this have a name? Is it a genre?
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Where my Konheads at? So it's been 11 years. I don't think they are going to finish his unfinished film.

What's your favorite Kon show/feature. Did you get to see any of them in theatres? I saw Tokyo Godfathers and Paprika when they were released.
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>he actually ruined his car hood for this video.
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A certain group of people is getting mad once again, this time over this page of Kaguya-sama.
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Goodbye Eri

New Fujimoto oneshot boys.
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Hitman Reborn

Has any modern shonen come close?
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It might be because I'm getting older but lately I've been very into dark and gloomy Christmas cakes.
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Now that the dust has finally settled… Thoughts on this?
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Well, /anime/?

what are some ningen lies?
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Please tell me I'm not a bitter asshole for hating credit pages in manga with their d*scord invites and unfunny fucking jokes.
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What the fuck is his problem?
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Fuck you! I liked it.

All 20 volumes of it.
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i cant get enough of stories of time loopers whose ability activates upon death man
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So the master behind the soundtracks for Kaiji, Akagi, Death Note, etc. got a decade in jail for smoking weed and will never get hired to make an OST ever again.
Japan sounds like a real nice country, huh.
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Every fucking story that isn't some SOL CGDCT shit is automatically a "psychological" "thriller" these days huh.
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What did you guys think of Ajin anime? I quite liked it, it's one of the few times i got on with that cheap 3D art style, felt like they masked it well with good lighting and framing.
Also Sato did nothing wrong.
what does leftypol think of both the anime and manga?
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Hell yeah I read seinen romcoms loosely based on the Japanese student movements that had an audio CD with a couple of denpa artists.
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ITT post wasted designs

As you can tell I have a thing for smug gothic lolita chicks

GATE is JDF propaganda and Rory is extremely shallow
Danganronpa is just stupid writing and Celestia is somehow too dumb to live in spite of canonically rubbing shoulders with criminals