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Mecha design おたく 07/08/2020 (Wed) 14:49:49 No. 1396 [Reply] [Last]
I think we all know a lot of mecha is little more than trope-riddled soap opera trash designed to sell toys. But disregarding bad plots, what mecha shows have some of the best mechanical porn?
The 90s Gundam OVAS are all fantastic in that regard. 08th MS Team is my favorite out of them. The Patlabor movies also come to mind. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=XHoCPtWaCtw https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=IsMTpSDAGxM For a more controversial statement because >3DCG, I think Majestic Prince had the best mech fights of the past decade.
FYI We already have a mecha thread >>855

/berserk/ general 05/08/2020 (Fri) 00:51:05 No. 944 [Reply] [Last]
Post memes, speculation, hype or contempt for Berserk and see the latest developments of what Kentaro "checking fanboy suicide status when I pull off another Hiatus" Miura.
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>>953 >super unpopular in Japan no fucking way,it's at the same level at JoJo,it's one of the fifth best selling manga series of all time (or it was at least,not even 2 years ago) The "gaijin intellectual" would tell you it's because it can't go to the level of detail as the manga. The reality is probably a mix of the license falling onto the wrong hands and shitty legal framework making it impossible to stop (like what happened with OPM season 2),money and contract being signed primarily by the editors instead of Miura who probably just want to do his shit and not participate that much in the adaptation (maybe I'm ABSOLUTELY WRONG on that tho) and the terrible state of the animation industry,of how the workforce has to work,and capitalism in general.
>>954 >the terrible state of the animation industry,of how the workforce has to work,and capitalism in general. I meant over Berserk's ENTIRE history. Like, what is it about Berserk that has made it such a pariah for adaptations, even if it's so influential? Even the first anime, earnest as it was, was made on a shoestring compared to others of the period, and halted a couple dozen chapters behind the manga.
>>946 It made him release a chapter.
Berserk thread on hobby might get moved here. Repost some of these posts there when it arrives.
>>945 >>953 >>954 >>955 Please move/repost these to >>1845

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Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu (泣きたい私は猫をかぶる, lit. "Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat おたく 06/30/2020 (Tue) 20:42:49 No. 432 [Reply] [Last]
Has anyone else watched this movie? I thought the first half was fun wish-fullfilment, and her personality was a natural cat, and she used it to get closer to thr boy she liked. But I didn't like the drama or action when she was seemingly permanently trapped as a cat and had to visit the cat city. It was too cartoony and the ending wasn't as satisfying as it could have been, and felt rushed. You didn't even get good romance at the ending.
Is this some fresh release? I saw people talking about it on the fedi.
>>433 Yeah it just came out on either Hulu or Netflicks last week.

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/Patlabor/ おたく 06/30/2020 (Tue) 19:45:36 No. 422 [Reply] [Last]
Literally the only good cops
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>>424 Patlabor 2 was essentially a rough draft for Ghost in the Shell. It's a very good film on its own right, but it's not reflective of the franchise as a whole. >>426 I disagree. While GITS is certainly a classic, it's kind of overrated as far as what you can glean from it nowadays. Innocence however is highly underrated.
>>427 1. Gotta disagree re: GitS1. I've always seen it as one of the best animated examples of less-is-more storytelling. It's barely 80 minutes long, but honestly, it manages to impart so much information about its characters and setting in its short runtime just through subtle visual cues and framing. The example that sticks out in memory off the top of my head is the short scene with Aramaki and the diplomat in the elevator near the beginning. Framing, dialogue, colors, everything tells you exactly what you need to know about these two. 2. Innocence is good, has parts that are great, but I think is weakened by A. some datedly ambitious CG, and B. the second half honestly just feels "off" in terms of pacing and tone. We go to the big cyberpunk slum, we have the obligatory Oshii montage and then we enter corpse guy's magical mansion of practical jokes, and then all of a sudden it's the climax, which honestly feels overblown given the stakes. Then Motoko shows up, gets a sad "goodbye" moment after she decides to peace out back to go play minecraft with skynet and wintermute, and the scene's attempt at pathos falls flat - the audience at this point, in the time frame of both movies, hasn't spent enough time with the movie timeline's version of Motoko to really give any more than a shrug once you get to the shot of the deactivated fuckdoll with the folk choir belting out one last line. It feels like they just sort of banked on people watching SAC and going "OHHHH MMMMYYY GGGOOOODDD IT'S MAJOR TITS." 3. Interesting you bring up the point about Patlabor 2, because there's an interview on the old limited edition set in which Oshii explicitly states that he saw GitS and P2 as companion pieces
>>854 And just to elaborate, that's the thing about Innocence - yeah, I get that it's a film of ideas, and I get that a major component of the movie's emotional arc is Batou grieving now that the Major is basically a minor cyber-deity and has to funnel all his affection into his dog just to cope, but again, this isn't a version of the Major the audience really has spent that much time with to get that kind of invested in. We see her for the duration of the first movie, in which she's very much depicted at arm's length compared to the manga and the show (which is fine, because GitS is a very cold movie by design, as Oshii often do), but Innocence's attempts to heighten the emotional stakes while building off of that foundation comes off as odd - not to mention, like I said earlier, the climax feels weirdly miscalculated. The ultimate stakes aren't much different from a random filler episode of the show, and yet Kenji Kawai's score is going absolutely apeshit as if Batou were about to get into a kickboxing match with the anti-christ or something. And yes, I get the movie is doing some weird meta thing where it's trying to explicitly tie its narrative arc to the progression of its themes and ideas, but honestly, that's something Oshii himself has done better elsewhere
>>854 Sure, Ghost in the Shell did a lot to emulate cinematic convention and certainly helped "elevate" animation as a medium for film (as if it ever needed to be), but as far as I'm concerned Mamoru Oshii has always been rather ambivalent to that kind of perception of his work. You might recall his qualms with Studio Ghibli when they really started to brand themselves as such at the height of Hayao Miyazaki's initial international success in the late 1990s and early 2000s, criticizing them for distancing themselves from the word "anime" and its associated adult-oriented, not-so-cinematic connotations. A lot of Japanese animators at the time were contemplating what exactly made animation distinct from film, when in actuality, and as Oshii once put it: "all film is becoming animation." I think it's tragic that so much of the "bad" CG composited anime from this period have yet to receive blu-ray releases. In my opinion, visually, they've aged much better than people think. It would be interesting to compare them all with the slew of cel-shaded anime we got in the 2010s but that's a different discussion. >>972 Where would you say Oshii has done better? Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer was my first thought, but that was twenty years ago up until that point. When it comes to Innocence, I think the Donna Haraway cameo that occurs fifteen minutes in should tell you everything you need to know about the film from thereon. That is to say, Innocence was never meant to be a direct sequel. In fact, it's much easier (and more interesting!) to talk about it as a standalone feature situated in the GITS franchise than one explicitly connected to the original 1995 film.
Lol, they weren't even depicted as good cops in the show. Still love them though.

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おたく 06/29/2020 (Mon) 05:29:29 No. 437 [Reply] [Last]
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there's a huge age gap in /a/ おたく 05/18/2020 (Mon) 20:56:13 No. 665 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>685 Eh at least its not as bad as paedochan.nig
>>685 At least on /a/ they pretend to only like 2d children.
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>>685 What's wrong with lolis though you brutes?
>>688 Nothing wrong with lolis, just in sexualizing them. And Petite =/= loli
I dislike lolicons... but they're not nearly as bad as real paedophiles.

おたく 05/10/2020 (Sun) 13:44:37 No. 691 [Reply] [Last]
Is Madoka truly the AOTD of the 2010s?
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>>691 Madoka is my favorite anime of all time. I don't know that it had the influence necessary to be AOTD though. Also Rebellion was trash, Homura did everything wrong, and I have to pretend it doesn't exist.
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>>709 >Rebellion was trash Wrong. Rebellion was pure kino.
>>697 I played the gacha game it is based on. The story was okay, but after quitting the game I didn't really care to watch the anime.
>>709 Rebellion was my favorite part of the whole franchise.
MM was a good anime generally. Rebellion was very good and Homura's choices were okay. Madoka fandom often is quite insufferable though.

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おたく 05/08/2020 (Fri) 08:18:25 No. 910 [Reply] [Last]
Any majichads in here? Assemble!
I want to read this VN but it's so fucking loooooooooooooong
>>911 it's worth it even if you want to read just one of the routes, additionally, it's not that plot-heavy nor dense and the characters are memorable - reading it on and off is fine, I myself have been doing this for around a year and I'm not done with every game of the series yet
>>912 I know this has a shit ton of supporting characters, are they memorable as well?
>>913 yeah

/pec/ general Akko 05/08/2020 (Fri) 15:27:45 No. 958 [Reply] [Last]
TRUE JUSTICE IS PEC JUSTICE. HETEROTAKUS REPENT!
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>>959 Oh nvm I thought you said "represent" not "repent."
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>>958 I know you didn't mean to but you posted a shit quality version. For some reason I kept finding only thumbnails too but I could get the best quality version, so here you are. And some other stuff I had lying around.
>>961 orz
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>>962 Sorry comrade, I didn't mean to make you feel bad :( I used to have multiple folders with a lot of anime mantitties but I lost it all (for now). I'm trying to find more :)
you're all sluts

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おたく 05/11/2020 (Mon) 01:42:54 No. 965 [Reply] [Last]
this board would be better if kircheis were here
What would have happened if Kirchies were alive? Only 2 people have defeated Yang, Kirchies and Hildegard von Mariendorf.
This series was a big disappointment in the end. Nothing but a big wank off of anacyclosis with weak character development, the whole thing felt like wasted potential.

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