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R: 49 / I: 3
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
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are any of you powerscalers by any chance?

which protagonist from which anime can beat goku?
R: 408 / I: 108

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.
R: 6 / I: 6
light yagami from the anime death note is basically a eugenicist, so it's ridiculous how half the fanbase thinks he's an "anti hero" or anything besides a complete monster

i swear weebs are really dumb sometimes
R: 14 / I: 2

ghibli films

also general ghibli thread maybe
R: 3 / I: 0
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
R: 1 / I: 3


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: 2

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: 134 / I: 28

Hayao Miyazaki

Do you have anything to say about this man?
R: 242 / I: 66
One Piece is leftist
R: 11 / I: 0
opinion on Gate? can it be defined as JSDF recruitment propaganda?
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.
R: 18 / I: 4


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: 64 / I: 19

Rebuild of Welcome To The NHK

R: 26 / 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: 76 / I: 18

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.
R: 6 / I: 0


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?

R: 28 / 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: 27 / I: 4
what's this anime about

is it leftist? what revolution is this show about
R: 42 / I: 8
why is anything japanese so extremely sexual? serious question
I'm very progressive, but I find it kind of annoying that every japanese media is gonna have weird kinky shit out of nowhere, regardless of the target audience age. like, wtf i don't wanna jack off when i'm playing megaman, why do they do this, why can't they be normal
R: 13 / I: 2

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: 384 / I: 271

ITT Big anime tiddies

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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: 15 / I: 3
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: 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: 347 / I: 251

Communist anime girls thread

A thread for communist anime girls
R: 36 / I: 8

Why so many pedophiles are into anime

More specifically Moe
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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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Chainsaw Man

PV for the adaptation is finally out.
R: 1 / I: 0
never forget
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How would you go about fixing the Isekai (sub?)genre from its current state of mediocrity and stagnation?
R: 1 / I: 0
Are there any anarchist idol groups?
R: 18 / I: 2


Anyone into NTR? Is this accurate?
R: 123 / I: 23
>Watch youjo senki movie
>Tanja blows up the palace of the soviets
R: 74 / I: 21
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how do we fix the anime industry
R: 3 / I: 0
4kids ops are kino
R: 133 / I: 20

Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Got any hopes for CDPR and Trigger's joint project?
R: 8 / I: 2
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?
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Anime hot takes

Just give me your anime hot takes. I don't care if they're retarded.
R: 2 / I: 0
>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
R: 277 / I: 104


/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
R: 10 / I: 0
>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
R: 16 / I: 4
It seems as if the right is going against anime now if it hasn't been for the longest time.
R: 30 / I: 24

OP/ED thread

Share your favourite ones preferably with Karaoke style subtitles to sing along with
R: 7 / I: 7

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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Post Hentai/Dojins

I see no hentai thread
R: 61 / I: 14
Why are ugly bastards so popular?
R: 468 / I: 160

Communist/Leftist anime

What are some good communist anime?

I liked kemono friends a lot.
R: 46 / I: 48

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
R: 140 / I: 26
Is Attack on Titan fash?
R: 1 / I: 0
is Code Geass a leftwing or rightwing anime?
R: 14 / I: 2
> 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 ?
R: 10 / I: 6

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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tfw no nazi girlfriend to hatefuck

Why even live anons?
R: 3 / I: 2

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.
R: 39 / I: 5

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: 30 / I: 3
>It's difficult. They immediately become the subjects of lolicon fetishism. In a sense, if we want to depict someone who is affirmative to us, we have no choice but to make them as lovely as possible. But now, there are too many people who shamelessly depict [such heroines] as if they just want [such girls] as pets, and things are escalating more and more.
t. Hayao Miyazaki

What is YOUR response, moeshitter?
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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.
R: 58 / I: 10

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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/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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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.
R: 38 / I: 8

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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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
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Spooky Month

What are some good horror anime to watch for Spooky Season? Preferably movies.
R: 58 / I: 7
Wait, wait, wait, so the bad guys in SpyxFamily are East Germany?
R: 2 / I: 0

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
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Roosterteeth productions

what do you think about RWBY as an anime
R: 81 / I: 34
Artists are so mad about "AI art" that they're going to go after boorus now.
R: 267 / I: 104


This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
R: 43 / I: 12


Greatest love story ever told.
R: 184 / I: 73

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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this motherfucker's been around for 50 years and nobody can agree on what exactly his hair is supposed to be
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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
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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.
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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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Crunchyroll Anti-union shenanigans

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

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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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>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
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Toei, In-betweening, Tezuka, Labor Movements and Rintaro

Interesting article and a nice reminder that the modern manga was pretty much invented by "commies", especially the circle around Tezuka.
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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
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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.
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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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Q &amp; A

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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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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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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would anime have still existed if ww2 never happened or if the cold war ended with a red triumph?
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Happy 9/11, /anime/

Time for your yearly Zankyou no Terror rewatch.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Kissless hugless NEET virgin gets transported to another world without his consent and receives power on a silver plate like almost all isekai and then gets treated like shit by the nobility who is useless without slaves. He has all the power in that world to free slaves and wreck the monarchy but decides to get his own slave girls and work with the monarchy instead, to the point of even Stockholm syndrome-ing his enslaved harem.
It's the capitalist dream of becoming the CEO and bossing your wage slaves around but in a fantasy medieval setting, so with the MC living out his fantasies as a slave owner and trying to become a king.
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There's something very satisfying in seeing tsundere get what's coming to them.
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Violence Jack:

Go Nagai's cult classic, post-apocalyptic manga that was adapted into an infamous OVA trilogy.
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no moe allowed
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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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Foot fetish thread - You know what to do

Post them
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The Big O is about "The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living." It's not at all confusing in that context.
Crazy how Rodger's attempts to peacefully negotiate the problems of Paradigm city way always devolve into giant robots punching each other, apparently the same giant robots that gave everyone amnesia in the first place. Also "cast in the name of god ye not guilty." is just another translation of "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone" In this case big O is giving Rodger permission to act as judge over Paradigm city because it judges him as being blameless himself.
The people who think this show is weird are deliberately ignoring the class and oedipal conflicts that Rodger is incapable of actually resolving without a giant robot.
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Is there anime that critique lookism like this?

Something like this, but need more
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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.
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They're making a Marie Antoinette and Che Guevara romcom.
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ZUN on Czechia as a former socialist state

ZUN 「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.”
豚 「ああ町並みが整然としてる」 “Ahh, their streets were so neat and tidy.”
ZUN 「そう、ちゃんと統一感があって」 “Yeah, it really gave off a sense of unity.”
ZUN 「旧社会主義国家ね。ああいうのを見ると社会主義国家も悪くないなと思うけど、結局狂うんだよな」 “It used to be a socialist state. It really makes you think 'socialist states aren't bad' when you look at it, but things went crazy in the end.”
ZUN 「いま社会主義に対して資本主義も狂ってないかと言われると狂ってきてるわけだから、もうちょっと考えなきゃいけないと思いますよ」 “Now, I'm not saying 'capitalism isn't crazy as socialism'. It's definitely crazy, so I think we have to reflect on it much harder.”
ZUN 「今あるものが真実だと思わないほうがいい」 “So, it's best not to take things for granted now.”
豚 「でも次に議論されてるのはベーシックインカムですからね」 “But the next thing we'd have to discuss is basic income.”
ZUN 「社会主義だね。共産一歩手前だね」 “It's socialism, one step away from communism.”

Taken from https://namelessrumia.heliohost.org/w/doku.php?id=nikenme_radio
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Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu

The moral of the story is that being mentally ill is only okay if you're a pretty girl.
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This guy whines and wants to turn into a vampire because he's "too popular"? HUMBLEBRAG THE ANIME
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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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Most Jump authors are somewhere between insane overwork and outright dying. Its release schedules and requirements are unsustainable.
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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.
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Is he the ultimate egoist?
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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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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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I wish there were cool anime/manga/video game/doujin/etc events outside Japan too.
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Why you haven't watched the best anime ever made?
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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 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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I feel old...

Touhou is so old now that their fans had children and those children are sending their art to Reitaisai (a "Reitaisai Kids" drawing competition).
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New Gundam
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Adventurers' guilds are a product of Japan hitting capitalism realism.
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So many anime adaptations announced for manga that already ended years ago. Not that I'm complaining.
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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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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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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.
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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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Can someone explain this anime to me? I watched it and I'm completely lost.
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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.
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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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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?
R: 14 / I: 3

"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.
R: 13 / I: 1
>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: 6 / I: 2
What did they mean by this?
R: 2 / I: 0
Bros…did YamCHAD block a blow from chinletsama!?
R: 78 / I: 21

Hunter X Hunter

Is it the best Shonen?
I like to think so. What are your opinions about HxH and Shone in General
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.
R: 51 / I: 2


>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?
R: 6 / I: 0

Hitman Reborn

Just finished this. Was not worth it.
R: 17 / I: 2

Bikini & Nylon featuring Girdle

Has it aged appropriately? Or was it always a poor man's South Park?
R: 0 / I: 0

Need more epic revenge like this

This is how those authors sickos redeem themselves. This is how hentai will be made in gulag.
R: 20 / I: 7
¿Por que no hay un hilo en español para discutir sobre anime?
R: 15 / I: 3

MHA Vigilantes

So the spinoff of MHA by a different author finished and ended up being much better than the original
R: 3 / I: 0
How to show you did not watch either Nadia nor Atlantis.
R: 2 / I: 0
Have you seen Ani*kuri?
R: 16 / I: 2

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
R: 13 / I: 9
I've read the communist manifesto manga
R: 2 / I: 1

I don't ink I can take it anymore

Wish someone would libre me from this hell degeso
R: 15 / I: 4

Berserk revival thread

Berserk is back bitches
R: 17 / I: 2

Israeli Animation

Discussion of movies, TV, web shorts
R: 19 / I: 2
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?
R: 56 / I: 27


Things that are not anime and manga are also okay, and communist cosplay is even better.
R: 3 / I: 0

Tsukihime anime

It' s not bad.
R: 4 / I: 0
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.
R: 14 / I: 1
How much fluorite do I have to distill in order to enjoy this? Can I safely skip episodes 3-10?
R: 39 / I: 2


Post old otaku culture links and stuff

This is footage from Comiket 1985. Surprisingly a lot more girls than I would have thought.
R: 34 / I: 5
All otaku French vampire kitsch bullshit descends from the legend of the Merovingian Grail kings.
R: 0 / I: 0

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.
R: 19 / I: 3

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?
R: 38 / I: 8
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?
R: 35 / I: 8
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?
R: 36 / I: 9

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: 56 / I: 68

sk8n' maids

maids just skateboarding
R: 0 / I: 0
This is a thread only for characters that have never betrayed anyone ever.
R: 19 / I: 4
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.
R: 31 / I: 1

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
R: 23 / I: 7
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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I heard Nagatoro was adapted recently is it worth watching?
R: 43 / I: 7

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?
R: 10 / I: 2

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
R: 10 / I: 1
Perfect Blue counts as an idol anime.
R: 1 / I: 0

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.
R: 601 / I: 483 (full)


What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
R: 4 / I: 1

Konosuba S3 announced

It's going to switch staff and studio again.
R: 18 / I: 2

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.
R: 6 / I: 0

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."
R: 4 / I: 0
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.
R: 15 / I: 2
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.
R: 13 / I: 3

Edens Zero

anyone watching this? seems like a way more creative anime than anything that previously involved hiro mashima
R: 19 / I: 1

Rising of the shield hero

Is it just Ayn Rand for weebs or is there a redeemable message in it?
R: 78 / I: 25

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.
R: 18 / I: 4

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.
R: 122 / I: 39

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
R: 14 / I: 2

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
R: 25 / I: 2

Saint Seiya

How about you little faggots stop watching garbage and go watch a real anime?
R: 23 / I: 6

Horror Manga and anime General

Post and share all of your favorite horror manga and anime. The more bizarre and disturbing the better.
R: 30 / I: 5
>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.
R: 43 / I: 5

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"?
R: 10 / I: 1
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.
R: 3 / I: 2

Alchemical terrorists

For a magical girl show Symphogear is unhinged.
R: 4 / I: 0
love shoujo anime from the early-mid 2010s
R: 26 / I: 0
Is there any Isekai about a weeb who takes the noose portal to anime world?
R: 5 / I: 0
why is it called trigun if hes only carrying a single gun
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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.
R: 12 / I: 0
>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.
R: 162 / I: 63

"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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This got me thinking that I can't think of any shows where the MC has a brother besides Mob.
R: 2 / I: 1
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
R: 6 / I: 1


Among Us seems to be very popular in Japan, huh.
R: 3 / I: 1

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:
R: 18 / I: 6

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.
R: 2 / I: 0
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."

R: 42 / I: 8

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.
R: 9 / I: 0

Forgettable anime

Why do they get made? Who are they for?
R: 5 / I: 0


Take me back
R: 1 / I: 0
>tfw discovering live action for the first time
>suddenly seasonals pale in comparison
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For me, it's gyarus

Recommend me anime, manga and doujins with gyarus
R: 3 / I: 0

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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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?
R: 1 / I: 0

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.
R: 0 / I: 0

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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Why are anime girls always rich?
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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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What is the consensus on Girls und Panzer?
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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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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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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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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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Every fucking story that isn't some SOL CGDCT shit is automatically a "psychological" "thriller" these days huh.
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>mfw I keep convincing friends that anime and coomer art are inherently capitalistic
>tell them how coomerism fuels patreon bucks which impose an unrealistic and unobtainable image for women and males because of the rate of porn consumed created by comissions
>tfw only leftypol will be the only anime friendly lefty place, eventually
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Honzuki thread

Best daughteru fighting the feudal class system by changing the material conditions.

Say "many books to you Comrade Main" for good luck.
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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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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?
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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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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
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What do you think about this one? Looking at it objectively, it should be a perfectly average anime, but it somehow ended up being one of my favorites for how comfy and emotional it is. The art direction looks beautiful too
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Bottle fairies >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> All other slice of nothing
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I hope Putin doesn't go too far and hit the exhentai servers located in Ukraine.
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Ignorance is bliss

What is the purpose of depressing nukige?

I wondered after finishing Starless by Empress. I regretted it. There was no payoff, none of the endings, including the "golden" one, were much of anything. The struggle felt meaningless. I was left feeling depressed for about a week.

I went down a rabbit hole spurred by an essay on the violent video game Manhunt. I discovered the existence of "hurtcore" pornography. I also discovered in Japan that there exists JAV pornography with… Animals, their guts, insects, snakes. Perfectly legal.

Two things hit me.

One, Starless is only depressing and meaningless from my perspective… From the perspective of the "enjoyer", Starless is Art. It is not that Starless was written intentionally to be depressing and meaningless… It is such because of its material. Just as a cartel execution video wasn't filmed to be depressing, neither was Starless written so.

Two, the despair in the face of Power. In Starless it's rich people. "Hurtcore" is organized by tech-savvy /g/ types who are able to fool their computer illiterate victims. The JAV industry is ran by Yakuza. It is an overwhelming feeling that is hard to describe. You are powerless in the face of Their terror.

I am scared.

It's not like socialism would do much to calm this feeling. Like in the "Hurtcore" example, those, those people, have nothing to do with class war. And yet they are able to exert their savage Power over others who are none the wiser.

I've become disgusted with pornography. It's been getting harder and harder to get off. I say this as someone who used to get off to Lilith hentai (like for example the Taimanin series). Why did Lilith's stuff never affect me in this way? Maybe it's because Lilith's stuff is on the fantasy side so it creates a mental barrier.

But also, I've become disgusted with modern Japanese culture. All those doujins depicting train groping for example… Are depicting an incredibly common instance of sexual assault in Japan. Otaku, they get off to it. It would be like making fun of the Holocaust, right in the middle of it happening. I mean, if you went with your sister to Japan and she got groped on a train, would you ever look at those doujins the same way? It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to enjoy otaku media, even the non-otaku Japanese stuff; Bulma gets almost raped by Red Ribbon Army soldiers and it's played off as a joke…

What is there to say? Ignorance is bliss.
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Idk post some shit about lupin i'm bored
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Why is Japan so unusually productive in terms of producing entertainment for such a tiny ass country?
Games, anime, fuckton of manga, various types of novels(light/entame/character/literary), a mountain heap of adult content from eroge to hrpg to gravure to JAV, and not to mention anything about the bustling doujin scene and other niche subcultures
It churns out shitton of content every year. There's a lot of variety both in terms of form and content that you won't find anywhere on this planet.
What the fuck is their secret?
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Dorohedoro Thread

thoughts on this manga? i watched the anime and am a fan of the artstyle.

i watched a video summary and spoilers the story is basically these magic users who live in a separate dimension abuse the human dimension and have contributed greatly to humanity living in poverty and suffering and regular genocide for "testing" of their scientific powers. from what i understand, the power relations are that the wizards are colonizers except they do it for fun and pleasure. basically the main character discovers his past and has multiple personalities and finds out that one of his personalities has materialized from the hatred of the humans towards the sorcerers from the past. the final battle ensues and the protagonist comes to the conclusion that the final enemy has turned into the exact same as their oppressors. For some reason, this ending, if it was described correctly as the video summary was rushed, really pisses me off. the wizards are the clear scumbags and abusers, and despite being walled off into a caste society, the entirety of the society is complicit and participates in abusing the human dimension. the final antagonist spoilers:which represents the rage of humanity wants to genocide the sorcerers but is stopped and the moral message seems to be that when you overthrow your oppressors you will probably turn into them and that your oppressors are humans too that you can get along with. of course, the protagonist was invested in defeating the final antagonist because their best friend, who was in the human dimension and helped him kill the genocidal sorcerers, would also be targeted indiscriminately, but the ending reeks of dont kill your rulers because there might be a chance you kill a good one, aka dont start a revolution.

idk, im just angry, but is the manga worth checking out and reading in its entirety? i only read some of the manga and watched the anime, and i would be disappointed if this is the logical conclusion of the manga. Is there more nuance and awareness of this? it seems in the ending, the power balance remains and nothing fundamentally changes. ill probably still read it because i like the artstyle, but I wish there was less of these apologia for "both sides" just because we got to know the characters of the oppressors.
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Black Lagoon

>No Black Lagoon thread
Time to fix this.spurdoSpurdo
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you. make a anime damra about this with pual cocksfoot ofc
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What is the materialist explanation for me being met with pages upon pages of gay male pornography for when I searched for jojo r34?

Not even dbz has this much amount of gay male pornography

Are the tumblr chicks okay? And this was on the starudst crusaders tag only for some reason
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Kappa Mikey reboot could be fucking spectacular. It was a show that was born too early for its own good.
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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.

>(…) Against this current, manga magazines proved to be a more standardized form of publication, gradually pushing out rental publications. This growth allowed Shirato to fund and set up a publishing company, Seirindo, with Katsuichi Nagai, and publish a magazine, Garo—a publication born out of the genes of leftist thought. Garo was destined to become a centerpiece of the student movements of the 1960s and early 70s, continuing manga’s expansion into new and unexplored realms. Garo’s peculiar content brought all kind of unusual material to the forefront of manga.

>The artists Garo published came to be referred to as the Garo School, which was equal parts experimental and authorial. But the artist who really shocked was Yoshiharu Tsuge. He came from a poor family and started drawing for rental comics as a teenager, making his way into Tezuka’s apartment office. Despite this, he felt constantly frustrated and had trouble making ends meet, living in a bathroom just big enough for a single tatami mat. This experience became the basis of his work. The openness of Garo’s editorial staff allowed Tsuge free reign. Beginning with his category-defying samurai manga Uwasa no Bushi, Tsuge refined own style free of restraint, culminating with “Nejishiki,” or “Screw Style.” It was a major shock for other authors and readers alike: it broke away the pursuit of meaning and instead chose to describe absurdity. Garo’s main readership at the time was leftist students influenced by avant-garde western art attuned to and willing to accept anything that broke away from traditional molds. If Shirato made the magazine a political tastemaker, Tsuge formally linked it to the avant garde.


"The impact and influence of Garo today cannot be understated – Indeed, most of the manga movements of the following decades were born between its covers."
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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.
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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?
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Feels like we're overdue for a new idol mecha, when's the next Macross gonna be?
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Selfless art

I love when some anonymous journeyman anime screenwriter who just does random adaptations and whatever the studios throw at him writes an understatedly beautiful original series and no one ever asks him about it again.
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Why is it so good?
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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.
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Anime Archetypes

mentally unstable
mentally unstable
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Which 2hu wud u hug?
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So why haven't you watched the greatest anime of all time? Hint: No excuse is valid.
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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.
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Anime is reactionary for re inforcing and capitalizing on the concept of Moe and Manime

Slice of life and the Shonen genres are guilty of this the most
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Deleuze's optimism for the time-image was refuted by the mere existence of anime

Deleuze 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.

There has been a turn towards the predominance of small narratives and the moe-based consumption of characters in the production of anime as well as reception since the 90s (notably from Evangelion) onwards. This is the reason why Azuma Hiroki called it the new "database consumption" of otaku, being the industry a factory of simulacra and moe tropes. It is seen in the prevalence in contemporary anime of animation techniques that prioritize the exaggerated effects of relatively immobilized images over the realistic movement based on action (Disney's animation style). This approach in affection is properly exemplified in Chobits, and many other popular romcom and harem anime.

This idea of ​​"database consumption" also occurs in the practice of choosing not to translate certain words (senpai, etc.), not only because of the ubiquity, but also because the (fan)translators understood them at some level as addresses in the "database" instead of natural words. Taking again the example of "senpai", this term almost has a completely different connotation than just say "teacher" due to the tropes that are ubiquitous in moe culture.
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start and end with fate/zero
you can thank me later
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Isekai MC got dumped by his girlfriend in his original world so the first thing he does is purchase a slave to do his bidding. This is pretty much exactly how isekai fans think.
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Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai

Yet another Japanese show about the horrors of being a wagie that doesn't actually say anything about capitalism directly.
Oh well, at least it's fun I guess.
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Uphold, defend and apply the immortal science of Maoism-Gensokyo Thought.
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Long Chen is long.
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Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai

Sometimes I see people posting that mediocre manga about an aspie girl but this is the manga about an autist.
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All Saints Street

I 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.
Oh yeah, this anime is also Chinese, so make of that what you will lol.
R: 9 / I: 1


I am about 10 episodes into it so far and while it is a pretty decent anime with very compelling characters, it isn't the masterpiece I was promised to see. Does it get better later on?
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Mushoku Tensei

Didn't see a thread for it so I'm making one.
Now that the dust has settled, what does /leftypol/ think about it?
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Slice of life discussion/recommendations

What do we think about the slice of life genre of anime?

Some of it does reinforce capitalism bullshit and that style of Japanese culture but I do some of it is really good.

My favorite watch is Non Non Biyori. It's a very wholesome watch and a lot of childhood reminiscing.

I don't consider it a political statement or anything but it really focuses on our relationships even if it is a very small community. Because the community raises the previous generation. Something I believe we all can agree with as socialists.

Please feel free to discuss or make recommendations.
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Literally the only good cops
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fat anime

fat anime ass
fat anime tiddies
fat anime tumm
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Are moepigs able to debunk this truth bomb?
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wtf my fellow leftybros why didn't any of you watch this gem of a series?

>Weak cuck socdems who are also super corrupt and who abandon any attempt at helping the workers for self enrichment
>Based anarchist commune enjoyers
>Snobby elitist upper class bourgeois fucks who everyone hates
>Angry lesbians
>Fascist cops
>Lumpen gang scum
and most importantly:
>The complete absence of any real revolutionary movement in a developed Western liberal-minded industrialized state

It's just like real life!
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Stone Ocean waiting room
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Give me animes that realistically depict modern warfare
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Is Madoka truly the AOTD of the 2010s?
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Soukou akki muramasa

One of the most awaited VN translation is getting released next month. How hyped up are you?
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The best anime ever made

>animated like a fucking 1970s Disney film with realistically but expressive characters
>well communicated and clear ideas on parenthood, loss and growth in multiple different stories
>treats it’s viewers like fucking adults with characters people around the world can relate to
>beautiful and never reused animated backgrounds
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Normal working day in 90s Japan
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nigga moments

Have you ever witnessed a uygha moment, /anime/? How did it go? Were you a part of it?

I haven't but give me your greatest nyyukkaaaa moments.
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Japanese communist party proposes a ban on lolicon stuff in otaku media
Based or cringe?
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Inspirational anime quotes

Some of these are cringy, lol.
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Why anime isn't that popular in South Asia

Now 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
there are some dedicated anime fans here but there all mostly from the upper middle class, a very small minority and the reason there's never been popular in south asia is actually pretty interesting, relating to colonialism, linguistic suppression and lazy governments
Probably the biggest obstacle is dubbing, South Asia is more linguistically diverse then all of europe, the middle east and north african combined, these aren't dialectal differences these are differences on par with German and English or Russian and Uralic(languages that have no relation with each other) there's only one proper dubbing industry in south asia, Hindi Dubbing
Hindi dubbing, now most other South nation nations instead of starting their own studios just export dubbed content from India, however depending on the political situation these dubs can temporarily disappear for years before coming back
another thing is the situation of the upper middle class, most can understand and speak english as their second language, so instead of dubbing into any local languages they just export the English dub and this has an effect, the lower classes can't understand it so they just switch to another channel, while the classes with the incubational power to change the situation grow content and have no need to support a local industry
It was only in last 5 years that we got a proper "Urdu" dubbing Industry here in Pakistan, note only 7% of the country speaks Urdu as their first language and as a second language that only extends to 30%
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What is the materialist explanation for yaoi fangirls/fujoshi? Why are there so many of them and why do they so spend so much money? Why are straight women obsessed with gay men?
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Anime OST thread

Post kino OPs, EDs, or OSTs of anime
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/WEBM/ thread

post here anime themed or related webms/mp4/etc

i start with this AMV i found
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Anime reaction images

hey there anons, I have no personality so I thought i would substitute that by just using anime reaction images. Can you give me some good ones? Thanks in advance ^_^
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/pec/ general

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Russia Bans Isekai Anime


>Popular isekai anime KonoSuba and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, as well as several others, have been banned on certain sites in Russia recently. The Russian court decided that the isekai (meaning "otherworld") titles "promote reincarnation beliefs" and show that "after death, there can be a more full and interesting life, free from control of one's parents."

>On Monday, the Russian district court in Saint Petersburg banned a total of five anime titles, citing the federal Russian law for the protection of children from harmful information. The list of banned series includes isekai anime KonoSuba and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, comedy horror anime Zombie Land Saga, comedy romance Nekopara and harem anime Princess Lover!.

>"The court has ruled that, for example, KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! promotes reincarnation beliefs by showing that after death there can be a more full and interesting life, free from control of one's parents. The world after death is shown to be colorful, full of adventures and offering an opportunity to lead an indulgent life full of drinking, sexual relations and unlawful activities, while the real life is shown as joyless and filled with loneliness."

Hopefully a wakeup call for leftist weebs who advocate for censorship to protect the children unironically. Has it ever occurred to you that isekai is dangerous because a child watching isekai MIGHT commit suicide to be reincarnated? No? And why is that? Maybe just maybe there is a difference between fiction that is blatant wish-fullfilment disconnected from reality and suicide cult propaganda?

This is where "all fiction is political" analysis got us. Fucking retards.
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What is the proper way to fix the hellscape that is Lux in Texhnolyze?
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Zankyou no Terror

happy 9/11 everybody
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English sub for hathaway dropped

Release this overseas in 2021 Sunrise.

general gundam thread
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Towards a weeb vanguard.

Post PDFs of books, essays, articles or other texts related to animu and mango.
Discuss them if you want or whatever
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Itasha appreciation thread

It'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.


I'm browsing Pixiv for Shana pictures right now. I'm guessing I wouldn't get in trouble if I paid someone to print out an illustration I don't own and paid someone to put it on my car, because the US isn't Japan.
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What is your guys opinion on Vagabond and how can a deaf Man such as Kojiro be such a Gigachad
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anyone else here only like ugly anime? Kaiji, flowers of evil, ping pong, etc. I can't stand the cutesy moe anime shit.
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Anybody know any good cutesy Yaoi manga/anime?
I've watched the stock standard Doukyuusei and Yuri on Ice, but apart from that, I don't know of anything good.

Also, general SFW Yaoi thread.
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Catharsis in Anime &amp; Manga

Have 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.)
Anime was a different medium during the Japanese economic boom, then shifted into a much more niche market in correlation to Japan's long economic recession. I would argue there's a continuity in the fanbase in spite of anime's reorientation. It's simply that the demographic which supports has gone through a visible degeneration as the economy has degenerated. I would make no fault of "otakus" for being the way they are and the media they eat up, but rather the stifling corporate climate. Japan is perhaps worse than the US than in working conditions.
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My favorite kind of monster girl is the lamia because fucking one while it coils around you would be like being under a weighted autism blanket
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Does anybody know of any manga depicting life in the eastern bloc under communism or a more futuristic socialist state? Preferably comfy ones that I can read to calm down after a rough day
pic related, it's Peaceful Yuri Manga and a great example of what I'm looking for
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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?
So like the subject says there is a clear age gap in the anime/manga community. It's split
into two of the most soy filled baby generations y and z. For people around my age(late 90sfetuses)
We grew up in the tail end of toonami. Basically the era of Naruto and One Piece, this explains
why Naruto and One Piece is more consumed by zoomers while the previous gen grew up with dbz
and pokemon and maybe sailor moon. Folks around my age mainly grew up with NAruto on CN
one piece had a pretty shitty first impression and it didn't last that long on CN anyways
so this is why Naruto is more liked with zoomers. Anyways there's this new gen of anime fags
that don't know nothing about Naruto and one piece. There are literally fetuses lurking the internet
who where babies when attack on titan came out. I propose we should name this generation of /a/ fags gen 3
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Sanrizuka Struggle Manga

I'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/
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>literally who? the show.
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In a nutshell, if an app like Rumblr or a 'Tinder for Fights' was real

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Lefty Animator Appreciation Thread

Let's have a thread for commie / left wing animators.

Any Hiroshi Harada fans here? For those unfamiliar, Harada is best known for his 1992 subversive horror film "Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki," AKA, "Midori." He's also known for injecting socialist messages into his work, the exploitation of the vulnerable for the sake of profit being a common theme.

I strongly recommend anyone with an interest in animation check out his 1985 film "The Death Lullaby." It's a violent, surreal, apocalyptic fever dream of a movie (animated entirely by a 23 year old Harada!) about a boy with deformed teeth who faces intense bullying from his peers. What some may not realize is that the plot of the film is actually a metaphor for the Sanrizuka Struggle in which a collection of farmers and left wing radicals fought efforts by the Japanese government to forcibly remove residents of the Chiba prefecture in order to construct an airport.
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Obligitory banners for the new board

Make your banners and post em. Welcome to the family you otuka fucks.
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Konata (32 years old): You're acting sus, Kagamin. What's wrong, are you NTRing me? That wouldn't be very poggers of you.
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I have never watched a single Anime nor read a single Manga in my entire life. Where should I start, what are the essentials? What is the "State & Revolution" of Anime and/or Manga? Don't reply EVA, I hate that little twink Shinji.naxaliteNaxalite
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>draw elf
>call it a dragon