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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by sddsdd:

Man, I just realized that by combing anime season by season, I’m missing a lot of weird but good stuff out there. For instance, Shows like Humanity Has Declined, Kyousou Giga, and Mysterious Girlfriend X have caught my eye.

Speaking of niche, has anyone watched “Noein” before?

Kyousougiga was definitely a great one, what did you think about it? I really loved all the allusions to Alice in Wonderland, which reminded me of one of my favorite poems

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

4/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQxco17how

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by AnimeGamerKid:

PLEASE HELP I NEED SAD DEPRESSING ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all I have left to watch is The Irregular at Magic High School/log horizon/SAO and I have to wait for the episodes to come out I need HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Grave of the Fireflies is pretty sad.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

All anime is poorly produced, over the top, actors chewing scenery, re-hashed drivel.

anime is very set in it’s genre norms

experimentation is done through the world and not in differing presentations.

You sure like to generalize a lot, huh? There’s plenty of anime that don’t follow their genre norms. If you’re actually interested in exploring the anime medium before spouting some blanket statements, you might want to try

Anything by Satoshi Kon
Anything by Masaaki Yuasa
Kyousougiga
Uchouten Kazoku
Monogatari Series
or FLCL

among hundreds of other worthwhile anime.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

We both seems to agree on the cartoon/anime part

I guess. The way you phrased it, I just thought you meant that they were two distinct things.

It’s not the scene, but the entirety of the program ruined by adding those memes. DBZ, Naruto, AoT, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop; they all use it.

Well, a show is entirely composed of scenes. Are you trying to say that this trend is prevalent in every scene in the anime? If so, can you at least give an example?

I might be thinking of a different show than Champloo, but I do remember animes that are just angsty teens being angsty while in some fantastic world that removes any cause of angst.

Yeah…there’s only one teenager in Samurai Champloo. Is this the anime you watched?

By pointing out a mistake, rather than answer the question

What question are you talking about? If you’re referring to

try explaining yourself instead of ad hominid attacks.

^this (which isn’t a question), I mean, what I said was pretty self explanatory. And in case you didn’t understand my implication, I even did explain myself: “I was just stating that I don’t understand how you could possibly apply those words to Champloo while actually understanding what they mean.”

it’s attacking me rather than my point.

Please explain how questioning your understanding of those words, which is extremely relevant to the topic, constitutes personally attacking you.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Cartoons =/= animation. Animation is a style of presentation, in which drawings are used in place of live action. Cartoons are a genre

Just to clarify, I’m not saying that anime is cartoons, I’m saying it’s the Japanese equivalent of cartoons, hence why I said they’re “pretty much” “japanese versions”.

Also, cartoons are animation – they’re a genre of it. It’s kind of like how squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares – all (moving) cartoons fall under the realm of animation, but not all animation consists of cartoons.

wherein the world presented isn’t meant to be taken seriously for comedic effect.

Actually, while the majority of cartoons are comedic, not all of them are. The dictionary definition of (moving) cartoons is “motion pictures using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects.” (from google)

My issue is that the present themselves as serious shows that just so happen to be animated (watch Heavy Metal or the first Ghost in the Shell to get a good example of what I mean), but then they use very cartoonish, lack better word, memes (tear drops, shrinking characters, chibi) that undercut the seriousness they are trying to present.

Because a lot of them are serious in nature. Can you name a specific instance where a scene that is intended to be serious is ruined by these “memes”? The only real problem I’ve personally had with this is with the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

I do know what those words mean, and I believe I’m using them correctly.

Then how is Samurai Champloo either of those?

ad hominem

…Are you sure you know what that means? I never brought into question your character or even insulted you, I was just stating that I don’t understand how you could possibly apply those words to Champloo while actually understanding what they mean.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

To me, they present themselves as serious, but then do very cartoonish things.

I do enjoy anime that are just Japanese versions of cartoons.

Maybe because…they pretty much are cartoons? They’re exactly as you described, Japanese versions of cartoons.

Champloo (too angsty/emo for my taste)

are you sure you know what either of those words mean?

just too serious/cartoony

Wait, it’s too serious and cartoony at the same time? What the hell are you even looking for when you watch anime?

Anyway, I’m not really sure if you’re being serious with any of this, but if you’re actually looking to get into more anime, Fate/Zero is a pretty good entry-level show.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I finished reading Tokyo Ghoul the other day, which was really good. It was a lot like a less optimistic version of the Chimera Ant arc from HxH.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

2/10 Literally none of the humor in that song connected with me. Sorry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6IrmULLV0M

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What are/is the most overrated thing(s)?

Bacon
Homestuck
Death Grips
Breakfast in general
Las Vegas
Post-rock
Attack on Titan
American Football
/b/
Yung Lean
1984
Cable Television
The Legend of Zelda series
Criss Angel
Kongregate

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Fault In Our Stars book/movie

Originally posted by teh_hobo:

Not defending the book but…. If the book was bad WHY THE HELL DID YOU THINK THE MOVIE WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT.

Maybe because the book and movie are different things and should be treated as such. And because the plot is not the only thing that makes a storytelling medium good or bad, especially when it’s a movie.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Meistheman:

Now that I think about it, we haven’t had a voting for some time now. What’s up with that?

There’s only like 5 people that still post regularly in this thread, so that might be why.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How do YOU feel when you lose an internet argument??

To me the only real ways for you to “lose” an argument are if you fail to understand the other person’s stance or if the other person fails to understand your own. It’s not about “winning” or “losing”, it’s about communicating different perspectives.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

4/10
Sounds kind of cheesy and the whole song never progresses.
Slint – Good Morning, Captain

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by radar816:

All anime is poorly produced, over the top, actors chewing scenery, re-hashed drivel.

Okay

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by Meistheman:

Seventh episode. If you say so, I will probably start watching it in two weeks, lol

I quit watching TTGL at episode 5. TRUST ME At episode 8 it begins to pick up nice. I truly understand how you’re feeling, but it was so worth it.

Wow, I did that exact same thing. Dropped TTGL 2-3 years ago, and picked it up again recently. Probably one of the most ridiculous yet motivational things I’ve ever seen.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by sddsdd:

Watching fate/stay night was an ordeal, but I’m glad that it did have some redeeming qualities. :/

Wait, did you watch the old F/Stay Night or the one that’s airing right now? Because most people don’t seem to like the older one.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

So the first episode of Psycho Pass 2 was kind of disappointing. Bring Urobuchi back pls.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite Music/Bands/Singers/Songs (etc)

You motherfuckers don’t know nothing about hip-hop. Listen to some damn Wu-Tang Clan, or Madlib or some shit you R&B fags.

Yeah…I already do, and Kanye West is better. Do you know what R&B is? There’s no fucking way Eminem is R&B. Kanye might have some R&B influences, but he’s not R&B either.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite Music/Bands/Singers/Songs (etc)

I’m into Indie, Experimental, and Electronic artists, but lately I’ve also been listening to a lot of hip-hop. Here’s my last.fm. I don’t really use it much.
My favorite artists are probably the Microphones, world’s end girlfriend, or Kanye West. Not really sure if I have a favorite song, but lately I’ve been listening to and loving the album Going Places by Yellow Swans (definitely recommend this if you’re interested in ambient drone/noise), especially the first two songs.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I don’t know about the fan service, but the second half of the show is much better than the first IMO. Although the ending left me lethargic and unwilling to do anything ever.

Yeah, the end isn’t exactly uplifting. But I think that’s part of the central message, that there are no easy answers and that getting to a better place in life takes time.

Thoughts on the fall lineup so far? I’m watching most of the shows (except for the ones with pretty bad first episodes) and have to say I think this is a decent lineup. Gugure! Kokkuri-san seems great so far.

I’m only watching Fate/Stay Night so far, but its first episode is actually better than the first episode of Fate/Zero, which turned out to be a really good anime. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to that. What other shows would you recommend?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Aleazor:
Originally posted by 123kittycat101:
Originally posted by Aleazor:

…I’m currently watching NHK.
It’s syndicated television in Japan, but it’s pretty risque.

Also, it’s been really scary for me to watch this, because lately I’ve become a recluse and have been feeling like an Otaku.

It’s just me and you who know what the NHK channel is.

I was a little disappointed in the last episode, but was impressed with the overall theme of the series. It starts out as just a lot of fan service, but quickly begins to address many of the social issues surrounding internet culture and reclusivity.

What fan service are you talking about?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: Cities in Spain)

Gods

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

6/10
It’s honestly a lot better than what Weezer has been doing before recently, but still kind of generic, and I don’t like the lyrics.

Eyedea & Abilities – Burn Fetish

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is 100 Base Speed a decent speed in Pokemon?

No. That doesn’t say anything about how not terrible it is.