I watched the first 6 episodes of NGENGE GENERAL
JormungandAnyone 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.
Action in anime right nowI 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
recommendations?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:
Anime References in the Russia-Ukraine WarI 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.
Kyoto AnimationWill 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.
Moe, SoL, IyashikeiSo much animosity towards moe here, so why not a moe thread. I like taking solace from the cruelty of the real in this.
Matsumoto JiroAny fans here?
Anime Recommendation ListAnime Recommendation List General
/WYOA/: write your own anime threadpost your ideas about epic anime:
CastlevaniaJust 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.
Why is there no anime about the Mexican revolution!?I mean, just imagine that shit.
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.
Naruto GeneralIs 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.
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
Crunchyroll Anti-union shenanigansEveryone's favorite conglomerate Crunchyroll/Funimation is back at it again with not wanting to pay their VAs
I really want to like it but the author is just fucking horribleThe 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
Toei, In-betweening, Tezuka, Labor Movements and RintaroInteresting article and a nice reminder that the modern manga was pretty much invented by "commies", especially the circle around Tezuka.
Colourless vs Coloured MangaWhich do you think is better?
JP government wants a database with the real name of pseudonymous artists, vtubers, etc.https://shueisha.online/culture/52936
Anime Music Videos and webmsAMV thread
Vtuber generalNot 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?
Good romance slice of life manga recommendationsI start:
3d animeIs 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?
Is Berserk the most based and redpilled anime?Let's see
ANIMETA - Anime Meta Discussion Thread/ANIMETA/
Next season anime watchlistWhat is on your watchlist?
Is there anime that critique lookism like this?Something like this, but need more
ZUN on Czechia as a former socialist stateZUN 「チェコは建物がやっぱりいい、社会主義国家のほうがいい」 “The buildings in Czechia were nice, after all. It was better as a socialist state.”
death noteI love death note. And I love light yagami as a character.
Fuck orientalismI'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.
Leftist anime recommendationsComrades, 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.
Why is this kind of ideology so prevalent in anime?Is it the remnants of fascism?
Kill la KillJust 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?
Let's scanlate a mangaHello comrades, I'm here with a proposal: let's start a scanlation group to bring leftist manga to a non-Japanese audience.
Why tf Japs seems fond of this kind of shitIs 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.
Sakura IllustratedHey! I just scanned and uploaded a collection of Genpei Akasegawa's left wing political cartoons from the 1970s. You can find it here:
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.
so-bad-it's-good animuHow 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.
Let's talk OregairuYesterday 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.
Ahaha ohnonono ohohohoLook at those models look at that facial expression
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?
Sonny BoyWhat 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.
Golden KamuyExtremely good & extremely underrated in the West. Still ongoing.
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?
Netflix Bebop>but jet, you are black and you are male
mashiro projectwell…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?
Chicks dig giant robotsTomino 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.
Delinquent manga/animeDelinquents/yankii/banchou/sukeban are so fucking cool.
Brand New AnimalWell that was bad. Wasted potential as it's usual with many shows.
Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate ThreadThese 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.
Hellsing and Hellsing UltimateIt was always weird to me that both of these exist and are so different in every way.
"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.
Furuya MinoruAny Furuya Minoru fans here? I think /leftypol/ would like their work.
3x3 threadPost your 3x3 or whatever other autistic grid you have.
Dragon Ball SuperSo 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
Favorite Simpsons Episode/ Gerneral threadYes 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/
Mob Psycho S3 trailer just droppedhttps://nitter.snopyta.org/mobpsycho_anime/status/1524675751659798530
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
Inside JobJust 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.
Tell me the worst hentai you read & how you redeem yourselfThere 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
Anime, Internet & PornWhy 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?
Is anime going mainstream?>be me back in school
Fullmetal Alchemist GeneralHow 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?
Treatment of AnimatorsDiscussion 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?
Ignorance is blissWhat is the purpose of depressing nukige?
Dorohedoro Threadthoughts on this manga? i watched the anime and am a fan of the artstyle.
You guys never heard of Garo?>Sanpei Shirato, whose father was a proletarian painter, was heavily influenced by leftist artists and social activists. His work is thick with an evangelical disposition—utopian and idealistic. It blurs the line between reality and ideology. Early in 1959, Shirato rose to fame with Ninja Bugeichō , a story of a peasant uprising during the Sengoku period written from the perspective of the lower class in a rigid hierarchical society; it weaves a Marxist and materialist view of history, and soon became the subject of leftist praise.
Why are anime characters usually caucasian?I'm not trying to start anything or get into any kid of idpol argument.
Deleuze's optimism for the time-image was refuted by the mere existence of animeDeleuze spoke that the great fictional classical narratives in cinema were finished and that now we have a world of incredible possibilities for experimentation with formal elements and affective tones without narrative closures, while anime became a mix and match machine of moe characters and tropes.
All Saints StreetI burnt through the first 2 seasons and thought that they animated the comic pretty nicely; animation looks good and I like the premise and characters. Season 3 is expected to be out today so I wanted to hear yoe pasta ass' opinions about this anime.
Slice of life discussion/recommendationsWhat do we think about the slice of life genre of anime?
ARCANEwtf my fellow leftybros why didn't any of you watch this gem of a series?
The best anime ever made>animated like a fucking 1970s Disney film with realistically but expressive characters
Inspirational anime quotesSome of these are cringy, lol.
Why anime isn't that popular in South AsiaNow I'm sure everyone here is aware of the passionate anime fans from Latin America and the Arab world, where its popular among all social classes but not in South Asia
Russia Bans Isekai Animehttps://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/russian-court-bans-isekai-anime-for-promoting-reincarnation-beliefs
Itasha appreciation threadIt's funny I found this picture, because I was also thinking of plastering Shana on my car too. Too bad it costs at least a couple of thousand of dollars.
Catharsis in Anime & MangaHave you ever noticed that a large portion of anime and manga expresses the desire to escape from the monotony of late capitalism in Japan? There's a prevalence of scenarios in seinen (young adult / 20-50s~) media which protagonists are taken in by loving females. As well as a bulk of romcoms to support Japan's large population of "herbivore males" (men uninterested in relationships.)
there's a huge age gap in /a/before you read this, can we all agree toonami was what made anime mainstream in america? ok?
Sanrizuka Struggle MangaI'm not entirely sure whether this is the right place to post this but I thought that some of you might appreciate it sure here I am. The manga is centered the Sanrizuka peasantry's struggle against the erection of an airport on their land and therefore echoes many of the themes discussed on this site. Anyways, you can download the first two chapters here: https://berndscans.blogspot.com/
In a nutshell, if an app like Rumblr or a 'Tinder for Fights' was realhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMXxZ-vQ0EA
Lefty Animator Appreciation ThreadLet's have a thread for commie / left wing animators.