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Welcome to /a2k/! ranchan Admin 04/17/2022 (Sun) 18:59:06 No. 1 [Reply]
This board is for the discussion of anime and manga from the aughts, 2000-2009. Discussion on media surrounding this (such as old flash games or websites) is also considered on topic. Enjoy!

anon 12/04/2022 (Sun) 20:29:20 No. 212 [Reply]
Liru is a miracle of the universe! ✨ 🙏

Do you have good taste in anime and manga? anon 11/27/2022 (Sun) 22:47:47 No. 204 [Reply]
Do you have good taste in anime and manga?
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>>205 My powerlevel is high.
Anyone want to talk about their taste in anime and manga? Or jerk off to it instead? Fuck thinking when we can just wank.
>>208 The last thing I masturbated to was God. Are there any other conversationalists here? Good ones? Just me? Who likes writing? Who likes to force people to listen to them talk? Don't want to talk to anyone. Like writing. Reading. Like writing in public? Sharing things with the public?

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>>208 >>209 take your meds
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>>204 Yes, my taste is the ONLY good taste.

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FLCL anon 11/27/2022 (Sun) 11:30:48 No. 196 [Reply]
FLCL thread.
More of Haruko.
>>196 >>197 I always wanted to be molested by Haruko when I was younger.
>>199 Not me.
>>200 Why not?

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Monster anon 10/23/2022 (Sun) 21:27:14 No. 146 [Reply]
I just finished watching it yesterday. It's somewhat slow, but the journey of the main characters was interesting to sit through and Johan is a magnificent villain. The ending was also kind of a surprise but satisfying
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>>148 >As I said, it WAS slow, but the cast of characters kept me going. Yep, it's a slow burn but very worth it. I was surprised I was able to keep up with it despite not being a fan of longer shows, I'm guessing the dub helped in some regard. >I thought Johan's motivation was that of causing chaos wherever he went, but it all made sense once it was explained he was erasing his existence. Yeah, as I said in my other post I originally thought it was about another Hitler but I after that I thought that it was just that Johan was a force of chaos and Tenma noticed this and since he saved him he decided it was up to him to stop him, which Johan gladly accepted since if Tenma doesn't stop him he'd continue doing this. It wasn't until I read up on it that I actually understood the ending, my own stupidity at seeing the bigger picture I guess. >I was a little under that impression as well but with all the parallels of Johan being the Antichrist I expected someone wanting to use him to kill people indiscriminately For me, it was the scenes I saw, the neonazis and the whole German/East European feeling it had. If you're okay with watching some videos on Monster, I remember finding these in 2020 and was a fun distraction for a while to watch. If not, that's cool thought I'd share regardless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_QCc_w1iGU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJ0XVurmZc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L6bHNYyh6I
>>146 Watched it a couple of years ago and it's one of my favorites. It does feel slow but it all pays off. Lunge is a masterful character, there was always something alluring about him, this computer of a man that dedicates himself completely to his cause. The ost is incredible, the op and the eds add to the theme of the story and set the mood for each episode. Its been a while since ive watched it and i hope i will get to rewatch it soon. >>147 I didn't know the novel existed, have you read it? would you say it's worth reading ?
>>171 Sorry anon, I haven't read the novel. I just know of it from an article I read that pretty much broke the whole thing down so I know what happened.
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Johan Liebert is my waifu.

anon 04/19/2022 (Tue) 23:58:57 No. 8 [Reply]
Post underrated 2000s kino right now!
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Overman King Gainer. Its very underrated work of Tomino and isn't as popular as his other works.
>>177 >Tomino into the trash
Anyone else here watch Vandread?
>>179 I did,back then I just finished watching Nadesico and was looking for something similar. It was surprisingly enjoyable but I can see some people getting turned down by the early CG scenes, I remember thinking they could get hard to follow during the earlier episodes.
>>180 Nice, I like Nadesico as well. I wasn't put off by the early CG I thought the series was quite comfy and was huge into anything remotely harem troped at the time. Which brings me to another underrated series of the 2000s. Girls Bravo!

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Shuffle anon 09/13/2022 (Tue) 05:05:08 No. 123 [Reply]
I've been watching this 2005 VN adaptation classic. Outside of the gimmick of the three dimensions coming together, which gives us some demon and god girls, it plays the harem tropes really straight, it probably invented some of them, but it manages to land it all well enough and not feel tired. That's something I've noticed about trend setting shows, even if a ton of shows copy them later the originals still manage to feel fresh. Sometimes the female characters in these shows can come off as way too big of doormats or cute/silly to the point of being awkward to me, especially in Key adaptations, but this manages to not take things too far in that regard. Not sure who best girl is yet. The art is generally pretty to look at. This era of anime design kind of resembles some of the appeal of those simple early 80s TV designs you would see in comedy shows like Sasuga Sarutobi or Urusei Yatsura, likely incredibly fun for the animators to draw and well suited for expressive motion in their simplicity. Which isn't quite lived up to here, unfortunately. The drawings are strong, and the motion is fine, but I would have hoped for more in the way of stand out charismatic character acting or something a bit more interesting in the odd action scenes that come up. There was a really nice rotation in episode 6 that caught my eye, but I think a bit more on the animation front would have elevated the show. The storyboards are strong most of the time .Naoyuki Kuzuya impressed me the most with his boards on episode 5, he had been active since the late 80s, and the veteran touches are very visible, lots of nice deep staging and good angles. The show also has a signature style of cut ins that are color coded for specific girls, which is a touch I always love, either in a restrained manner like this or the kind of wild stuff directors like Tomino do. I don't know if there are any Shuffle fans here, but who is best girl? Is the show going to surprise me? (though don't spoil it). Any other similar mid 00 Harems at a similar level of quality that don't get spoken of enough. I know this one was popular back in the day, but it seems to have faded into obscurity since then.
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It's been a very (very) long time since I played the VN and watched the show, but I remember who my favorite girl was, and there's a couple of things I can think of regarding the anime adaption that might surprise you. I can't say anything about either until you've seen it!
>>128 7 episodes in and I like Asa the best. So far she seems to be the most multi-dimensional, I get a bit more from her than just "Rin is nice so I like him" like with the other girls so far. It helped that 7 has Keijo Gotou as animation director so the drawings and animation were all really good on an episode that focused on her.
>>123 Well, I've finished Shuffle. I thought that it was a really good show. It usually looked really nice, the characters were endearing, their arcs worked well, and all the little threads tied together really well by the end. I also was happy that Rin chose well before the show was over and there was still more to deal with after that. Sia maybe needed a bit more time to shine but as far as adapting a VN that probably had way too much material to fully adapt it wasn't a bad job at all. Haven't seen that many Harem anime yet but this sets a pretty high bar.
>>123 Lamune, Da Capo

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anon 11/03/2022 (Thu) 19:29:49 No. 157 [Reply]
Recently got around to watching it, and was pleasantly surprised to find myself loving it. Mystery was great, which was complimented by countryside setting. It really knows how to create tension and ambient atmosphere as it manage d to make me feel uneasy. I heard it's a VN adaptation and there is also a manga, so definitely going to check it out sometime in the future. What are you thoughts? Shion is the best girl.
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>>158 I heard manga does a better job at adapting VNs than anime, especially answer arcs. But, given how adaptations generally turn out, I think that Studio Deen still did a great job to make it digestible for an anime only. Character designs were great, OSTs were used effectively, show also was seamlessly able to switch from SoL moments to intense paranoia, so I disagree that there wasn't any build up. Despite having some QUALITY shots occasionally, it was still animated pretty well. I guess it would be a bit jarring to go from VNs to anime than it is vice-versa.
>>157 The manga is an objectively better adaption of the VN than the anime, the anime changes things around and cuts things out while the manga is more or less a perfect 1 to 1. Not to take away from the anime, it's a great show on its own but you will be missing a lot of things if that's all you know.
>>162 I was going to check out manga too. From what I have seen, I liked that it has varied art style by different illustrators. It's just that story is still fresh in my mind, so I am waiting a few weeks/months for it to fade away and experience most of it all over again. On a side note, what are your thoughts on OVAs like Rei, Kira, Outbreak and Nekogoroshi etc? Are they worth checking out?
>>163 It's best for you if you don't immediately dive into the manga, you'll just burn yourself out. Do as you said and come back in a couple of months. >On a side note, what are your thoughts on OVAs like Rei, Kira, Outbreak and Nekogoroshi etc? Are they worth checking out? They all are to an extent. The middle three episodes of Rei are the Saikoroshi arc which is set after the series and were pretty much universally seen as canon prior to Sotsugyou (and should still be seen as so considering how much of a trashfire it was). Kira is dumb noncanon fanservice stuff but a lot of people love the final episode so watch that at least. Nekogoroshi is a standalone episode which plays into the mystery of Hinamizawa and is very good for what it is. Outbreak is fun but trash and completely not canon. tl;dr Nekogoroshi, Rei 2-4 and Kira 5 are essential, but everything else is at least watchable.
>>164 >Sotsugyou What went wrong with it that it is almost universally hated? I never watched it cause of artstyle.

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anon 04/17/2022 (Sun) 22:50:03 No. 2 [Reply]
You DO know how to play Mahjong, right /a2k/?
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>>73 Thank you for the explanation, Mr. Anon. A game of mahjong with everyone sounds quite nice
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Well? Is anyone going to post any rooms?
>>110 I think we'd need to figure out a time for four of us to be on?
>>60 I got into mahjong because I got a set of tiles for my birthday. I didn't know how to play but me and one friend learned how to play and then taught some of my other friends. We play riichi mahjong irl every other week and it's the highlight of my week.
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>>159 Very nice, anon. I miss playing Mahjong with the bros every weekend. I really want to again when I eventually sort my life out and move in with a friend so we become the center meeting point of our friend group. Back in uni I used to play every weekend and it was great, Saturday's were tons of fun where we'd all get together, put on some vidya music for background noise, play some Jong, eat some food halfway through and watch some random show I had on my computer. Used to last from around 6pm till 11pm and I miss it dearly. Keep up the weekly Mahjong, you'll miss it if it's gone.

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Lucky Star anon 06/06/2022 (Mon) 05:45:42 No. 43 [Reply]
You WILL have fun in this thread. You WILL post the Luckies. You WILL post your favourite covers. You WILL be happy. https://youtu.be/UJ7SmCLkSDs
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>he doesn't ride a lucky star sidecar
>>62 Now that is meaning of pain
I like Konata because she is a otaku like me, except she has friends. Oh god I wish I had friends too ;_; Konata also likes videogames and she is kawaii. And there are lesbians in the show and that's good because I like lesbians and I will never have a girlfriend. Why am I such a loser?! Konata is like my dreamgirl she has a :3 face I love that. She is also nice why aren't real girls nice!? I got dumped a lot of times but I love konata and she wouldn't dump me because she's so nice and cool. We would play videogames all day and watch Naruto and other cool animes on TV, and I would have sex with her because sex is so good. I wish I could have sex with a girl.
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