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Talk no Jutsu specialist.
opm is fucking gay as shit

Naruto

Naruto isn't good either, but at least it tries to tell an original story and its characters don't look like this


Who also looks like this



that's better but still not all that cool or interesting. it's bald superman in dumber colours.
Visually he's not supposed to look cool or intresting


His suit is plain, but it works because warm colors convey strength more than cool colors, like Superman's blue suit. It's probably the only thing in OPM that goes for substance over style, design-wise.

mustard yellow really doesn't scream "strength" to me
Have you ever eaten some high quality mustard straight?

Oh what am I saying, of course you haven't.

Mustard is for gypsies and the mentally retarded.
>a fucking leaf



 
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I gave Akira another shot; I like it a little bit more now.

The first time I watched it, I may have been a little bit of a hardass. I didn't pay as much attention to things like source material when I started this thread, and I try to acknowledge it more now. For example: I criticized it for treading on familiar territory, but that was a little unfair, given that it's actually based on a story from 1982. That would actually make this film a bit of a forerunner of its themes and subject matters—and even if you could find older stuff, I'd be hard-pressed to argue that the film doesn't explore its themes very well.

I've also come to appreciate its stylish aesthetic, even if it's approached borderline meme-status over the years.

And that transformation scene, though. Good shit.

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I'm glad to bump this up from a 5/10 to a 6/10. That puts it in my top 5, eliminating Death Note.

Very recommendable, but try to watch the French dub if you can.


 
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Why, is the french dub superior to the rest?


 
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Why, is the french dub superior to the rest?
Yeah, but it's hard not to be superior to the Japanese when it comes to voice acting (or anything).

All Japanese people are actually born with a mutation that prevents them from being good voice actors, especially if they're speaking in their native language. You can look it up.


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Why, is the french dub superior to the rest?
Yeah, but it's hard not to be superior to the Japanese when it comes to voice acting (or anything).

All Japanese people are actually born with a mutation that prevents them from being good voice actors, especially if they're speaking in their native language. You can look it up.

And yet they're still not as bad at that as they are at programming hitboxes.


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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
I gave Akira another shot; I like it a little bit more now.

The first time I watched it, I may have been a little bit of a hardass. I didn't pay as much attention to things like source material when I started this thread, and I try to acknowledge it more now. For example: I criticized it for treading on familiar territory, but that was a little unfair, given that it's actually based on a story from 1982. That would actually make this film a bit of a forerunner of its themes and subject matters—and even if you could find older stuff, I'd be hard-pressed to argue that the film doesn't explore its themes very well.

I've also come to appreciate its stylish aesthetic, even if it's approached borderline meme-status over the years.

And that transformation scene, though. Good shit.

YouTube

I'm glad to bump this up from a 5/10 to a 6/10. That puts it in my top 5, eliminating Death Note.

Very recommendable, but try to watch the French dub if you can.
He's already recommending people to watch anime in languages other than English. On his way to being a Grade S+ Weeb smh


 
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Psycho-Pass (Production I.G, 2012, completed) Finally, I've gotten around to watching the first anime ever recommended to me on Sep7agon—after giving a very long list of prerequisites for what I don't want to see in the show. And apparently, this is it. This is the show that contains absolutely nothing that I would hate for a single frame—though, of course, that's not actually true. The best thing I can say about it is that it's watchable—and, to its credit, I was pleasantly surprised over the fact that, for a seinen, I don't recall seeing any fanservice whatsoever—maybe three seconds worth at the most, and I blocked it out. But other than that, there's honestly not much else worth praising the show over. Subpar animation. Boring plot that's both predictable and kinda stupid if you really think about it. Very low character development. It definitely got better after the show lost its silly episodic format, but as an overall experience, the show failed to captivate me, and after 22 episodes, I felt relieved to be done with it. 5/10

Tiger & Bunny (Sunrise, 2011, three episodes) Japan did a poll awhile back where they ranked anime to find the best of all time—and THIS, of all things, was ranked #1. I can only imagine the voters were comprised mostly of greasy fujoshis and other undesirables, because I cannot fucking handle this shit. It's not so much the show itself, but more the idea that it's the BEST SHOW EVER, according to Japan, that makes my skin crawl. It's hard to be fair and objective when I'm looking at the show from that pedestal, so I'm not even gonna bother. Point is, I didn't like it. I especially hated the female characters, but that's a given at this point. 4/10

Space Dandy (Bones, 2014, two-and-a-half episodes) 1/10


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Subpar animation.
Very low character development.


what fucking show were you watching? Did you just skip to season 2 or something?


 
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Subpar animation.
Very low character development.
what fucking show were you watching?
Psycho-Pass (2012)

there were no fucking characters dude


 
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https://myanimelist.net/topanime.php

going by this, i'll be watching these ones next:

gintama
steins LE ARTSY SEMICOLON gate
monogatari
legend of the galactic heroes
a silent voice


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steins LE ARTSY SEMICOLON gate

But when are you going to get to Trouble!Nigger


 
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gintama
why does every season of this show have its own page on MAL


 
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Kyoto Animation, 2006, two-and-a-half episodes) Can't do it, guys. 2/10

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Madhouse, 2006, Mamoru Hosoda) Pretty simple movie with a simple premise and a simple plot. Like a lot of these highly-regarded anime films, it's rather difficult to outright hate when the message is so strong. The worst things I can say are that the animation wasn't the best (for a big budget project), and the score was pretty forgettable—but good music in anime is quite rare. I don't know, it's all right. It needed a lot more for me to consider it truly worth watching, though. It's just one of those stories that's been done a million times better, and usually by the Western film industry. 5/10

Steins;Gate (White Fox, 2011, three episodes) I like the premise, but the show itself turned out to be quite dull and uninteresting. The characters in particular are terribly bland, and I hate all of them—especially Mayuri, and the show has probably the worst sense of humor out of anything I've attempted to watch. It's very rare that an anime succeeds in making me laugh, but I can at least appreciate that something funny happened. Here, there wasn't a single joke in the three episodes that I sat through that did not make me physically cringe. Also, the harem vibes are really fucking gross, and I find it hilarious how often these sorts of these are always swept under the rug by fans. 3/10

Gintama (Sunrise, 2006, two episodes) It's not good when a comedy bores you to tears. The fact that there's a billion episodes of this shit made me drop out early, and the characters were testing my patience. Kagura is particularly insufferable, and overall, I wish I could go back to not knowing this show even exists, because—again, like Tiger & Bunny—while it may not have been the worst thing I've ever seen, I don't understand why this is one of the highest rated shows among weebs on MyAnimeList. Yeah, I only saw two episodes, but you'd think a show that good would grip me from the word "go." 4/10

Bakemonogatari (Shaft, 2009, five episodes) I've made a decision. At some point in my life—preferably before I turn 25—I'm going to procure a gun. I don't really care how I get it. I don't really care what kind of gun it is, either. It doesn't really matter. The point is, I'll be getting my hands on a firearm within the next few years. That gun is going to hang over my bedpost. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything stupid or drastic with it—it's just going to hang there. Once I move out, I'm going to take it with me, so that every single night that I sleep, it'll always be there over my head. This will serve a symbol—perhaps a monument—to my personal strength and willpower. Because every single time I watch a show like Monogatari, the constant temptation to just end it all, quickly and painlessly, will literally just be hanging over my head every step of the way—but I'll refuse to give into it. And I know that I'll refuse, because I'll know that the struggle will only be temporary. 0/10
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Kyoto Animation, 2006, two-and-a-half episodes) Can't do it, guys. 2/10

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Madhouse, 2006, Mamoru Hosoda) Pretty simple movie with a simple premise and a simple plot. Like a lot of these highly-regarded anime films, it's rather difficult to outright hate when the message is so strong. The worst things I can say are that the animation wasn't the best (for a big budget project), and the score was pretty forgettable—but good music in anime is quite rare. I don't know, it's all right. It needed a lot more for me to consider it truly worth watching, though. It's just one of those stories that's been done a million times better, and usually by the Western film industry. 5/10

Steins;Gate (White Fox, 2011, three episodes) I like the premise, but the show itself turned out to be quite dull and uninteresting. The characters in particular are terribly bland, and I hate all of them—especially Mayuri, and the show has probably the worst sense of humor out of anything I've attempted to watch. It's very rare that an anime succeeds in making me laugh, but I can at least appreciate that something funny happened. Here, there wasn't a single joke in the three episodes that I sat through that did not make me physically cringe. Also, the harem vibes are really fucking gross. and I find it hilarious how often these sorts of these are always swept under the rug by fans. 3/10

Gintama (Sunrise, 2006, two episodes) It's not good when a comedy bores you to tears. The fact that there's a billion episodes of this shit made me drop out early, and the characters were testing my patience. Kagura is particularly insufferable, and overall, I wish I could go back to not knowing this show even exists, because—again, like Tiger & Bunny—while it may not have been the worst thing I've ever seen, I don't understand why this is one of the highest rated shows among weebs on MyAnimeList. Yeah, I only saw two episodes, but you'd think a show that good would grip me from the word "go." 4/10

Bakemonogatari (Shaft, 2009, five episodes) I've made a decision. At some point in my life—preferably before I turn 25—I'm going to procure a gun. I don't really care how I get it. I don't really care what kind of gun it is, either. It doesn't really matter. The point is, I'll be getting my hands on a firearm within the next few years. That gun is going to hang over my bedpost. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything stupid or drastic with it—it's just going to hang there. Once I move out, I'm going to take it with me, so that every single night that I sleep, it'll always hanging over my head. This will serve a symbol—perhaps a monument—to my personal strength and willpower. Because every single time I watch a show like Monogatari, the constant temptation to just end it all, quickly and painlessly, will be literally hanging over my head every step of the way—but I don't give into it. I don't give into it, because I know that the struggle is only temporary. 0/10

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i have attempted 60 anime


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Angel's Egg (Mamoru Oshii, Studio DEEN, 1985) When I watched Mamoru Oshii's most celebrated film, Ghost in the Shell, I only gave it a four-word review—"complete waste of time," and I completely stand by that. So, when I spotted another one of his films in my queue, I naturally found myself putting it off. As my list grows narrower, however, I decided on a whim the other night that I would just strike it off—and I'm glad I did, because I wound up finding a new favorite of mine. Folks... I loved this one. And yeah, it's a bit artsy, so I wouldn't actually recommend it to anybody unless you want to try something a little "different," or if you're intrigued by its goth-punk aesthetic. But what really makes it work for me is just how careful, intimate, and genuinely beautiful the imagery is. It's an interpretive feast for anyone who loves vague symbolism—something I've criticized other shows for, like Evangelion—but whereas that show felt very useless and self-indulgent with its depictions, Angel's Egg feels very authentic. There is almost no spoken dialogue whatsoever, which allows the viewer to enjoy and absorb every last beat for himself, without being distracted by some terrible voice actress's squealing. It creates this bizarrely ominous atmosphere that's just not present in any other anime I've ever seen, and I've tried sixty of them. I also have to note that, despite the fact that this indeed an animated Japanese film featuring a young female protagonist, she is never sexualized—which is an absolutely incredible thing to say when you really think about it. The movie does contain a little bit of sexual imagery, but honest to god, for the first time EVER, I actually think it's done rather tastefully, and it actually works well as a thematic element. This is the kind of movie that transcends anime to me. It's exactly what I'm looking for. I might have to rewatch this a bunch of times so I can glean more messages from it, but after my first watch, I'm delighted to have found another anime that I can give a positive review for. I'm not sure if it's quite as good as Grave of the Fireflies, but that movie was startlingly good, so it's not a fair comparison right now. This score could easily go up, though. Maybe I'll go into my interpretations of it some other time. 7/10


 
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damn, maybe i should check out that one. you had me at goth punk aesthetic and non sexualised female lead. is it on crunchyroll


 
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damn, maybe i should check out that one. you had me at goth punk aesthetic and non sexualised female lead. is it on crunchyroll
doesn't look like it, i just watched it on youtube

not that i condone that
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You should try wolf's rain. I hated it until the very end, but it was worth it.


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Angel's Egg

speaking of which
BEAT DARK SOULS ALREADY


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Bakemonogatari (Shaft, 2009, five episodes) I've made a decision. At some point in my life—preferably before I turn 25—I'm going to procure a gun. I don't really care how I get it. I don't really care what kind of gun it is, either. It doesn't really matter. The point is, I'll be getting my hands on a firearm within the next few years. That gun is going to hang over my bedpost. Mind you, I wouldn't do anything stupid or drastic with it—it's just going to hang there. Once I move out, I'm going to take it with me, so that every single night that I sleep, it'll always be there over my head. This will serve a symbol—perhaps a monument—to my personal strength and willpower. Because every single time I watch a show like Monogatari, the constant temptation to just end it all, quickly and painlessly, will literally just be hanging over my head every step of the way—but I'll refuse to give into it. And I know that I'll refuse, because I'll know that the struggle will only be temporary. 0/10
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i'd also like to note that nobody has ever recommended me angel's egg

thx weebs


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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.


 
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His eyebrows sparkling, his white beard hangs down to his chest. The thatched mats, spread outside his chise, spread softly, his splendid attos. He polishes, cross-legged, his makiri, with his eyes completely absorbed.

He is Ainu.

The god of Ainu Mosir, Ae-Oine Kamuy, descendant of Okiku-Rumi, He perishes, a living corpse. The summers day, the white sunlight, unabrushed, ends simply through his breath alone.
terrible voice actress's squealing.
terrible voice actress
terrible
actress
not terrible as in they did an inherently poor job; terrible as in they assault my earlobes

nice try
yeah but they're just people verb. speaking like people that they are. there's nothing wrong with that.


 
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terrible voice actress's squealing.
terrible voice actress
terrible
actress
not terrible as in they did an inherently poor job; terrible as in they assault my earlobes

nice try
yeah but they're just people verb. speaking like people that they are. there's nothing wrong with that.
an annoying voice can't make a show worse, but a better voice (or an artistic lacking of voice) can make a show better


 
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an annoying voice can't make a show worse,
I disagree


 
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an annoying voice can't make a show worse,
I disagree
i mean, they would have to be fucking atrociously bad for it to matter for me

when it comes to animemes,

themes/messages > characters > story > style/visuals > animation > music > voice acting