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Welcome to /ar/! ranchant Board owner 01/08/2022 (Sat) 08:02:52 No. 17 [Reply]
This board is for the discussion of retro anime and manga, generally keeping it pre-2000. This isn't a hard rule, but don't go posting seasonal stuff. Also, this is still a young board and site as a whole, so if you have any suggestions, put them in >>>/meta/. Please keep the global rules in mind, especially rule 3. Enjoy!
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Laserdisc games ranchan Admin 06/25/2022 (Sat) 01:24:59 No. 1418 [Reply]
Have you ever played any retro anime Laserdisc games? Never found a cabinet in person, but I've played them on an emulator before. Big fan of Thunder Storm (Cobra Command in the west). https://youtu.be/Q7E7HGL0TWY

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Slayers anon 01/21/2022 (Fri) 22:56:57 No. 304 [Reply]
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I used to watch this as a kid! I remember hurrying home not to miss an episode.
>>304 Finally getting around to watching Slayers. I remember reading a post on /a/ that really brought my attention to the anime (which itself was a quote from an anon on /vr/) who said: >"I feel The Slayers is in that weird place that casual anime fans don't know it but hardcore fans thinks it casual. At least that's been my experience." And the thread itself was an interesting look at how this anime (and many others) went from being incredibly popular entry level choices in the 90s to basically being unknown to the average anime watcher, meanwhile things like Eva and Bebop continue to be popular with a lot of people. So I really wanted to watch it to see what the fuss was all about all those years ago and now I'm finally getting around to it. I decided to go with the dub for the show, mostly because I imagine a lot of western fans did as well and hearing some classic 4kids VA's is pretty fun even if the dub itself is somewhat lackluster (although, it works for how comedic it is). I'm very happy that Slayers isn't episodic and has an overarching story, not that I would've found the episodic nature to be bad, but I was honestly getting tired of episodic shows from the few I've been watching this year. So far, it's hard to really gauge how much I like it. I enjoyed it at the start, found myself laughing at jokes and enjoying the character dynamics and the journey they were having, but the past few episodes (I'm on Episode 10 right now) have struggled to keep my attention. I'm not sure if I'm just bad at focusing right now or if it's not as good as I first though, but I do hope it improves a bit. Character wise, I enjoy Lina and Gowry, but do sort of wish there were more people in their party. Zell has been a decent addition but it still feels as if everyone isn't really interacting as much as they could. I'm sure it'll get better as I watch it though, hell I've got like 5 seasons and 10 movies left to get into the world. I'm also quite surprised how the dub has been pretty accurate to the sub, the "Can you make me a Cheeseburger" line came out of nowhere and was NOT in the original script, but it made me laugh so I'll forgive it and so far that's been the only significant change I've heard so far. I'm surprised a lot of the "time of the month" stuff was kept in, guess they didn't have a reason to not dub it. The quality of the bluray is dreadful though, I'm not sure how this happened but it really does look bad. From what I gather these are based off the Spanish DVD's or something? Hell, I'd take 480p over upscaled 480p but I guess it's not *all* bad. I'm hoping it does improve a bit, I'm enjoyed it but not as much as I thought I would. Perhaps the slow nature of the first season is setting everything up for later on, or perhaps I'll just have to get into the groove for it. Either way, I'll get through the whole thing over the coming months and post my thoughts here whenever possible.

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>>1401 Well, I finished Slayers and after all this time of wondering how good it could be, I'm somewhat surprised at how average it was (on the good side of average though). In the end I liked it, but I thought that it would be better, I'm sure NEXT will be a better part as I've been told it's the peak of Slayers. I liked how by the end we had a party of five, I felt that was a good number for the show as having just Lina and Gourry was a bit boring even if they played each other off well. I was surprised by the final few episodes since you've basically got a mid 90s JRPG that's been given a Pokémon-esque anime in terms of feeling and structure only for people to fucking die and Lina nearly dying too. It honestly felt a lot more darker and it's a shame Slayers couldn't have been a good mix of this instead of 80% fun and 20% serious. I really don't have much to say honestly, I just wanted to post about how I finished the first season for some discussion but overall I just enjoy Slayers and think it's good. Onto Next anyhow, hoping it truly is the peak of Slayers.
>>1401 >went from being incredibly popular entry level choices in the 90s to basically being unknown to the average anime watcher It's called not being memorable. It was popular because it was one of the bigger productions in it's time. Not because it was breaking any kind of ground. Only reason to watch Slayers today is for nostalgia and analyzing it's production values. A similar think happens to Lodoss War, except that the owners of the IP push it to this day so people have some passing awareness of it. >The quality of the bluray is dreadful though, I'm not sure how this happened but it really does look bad. From what I gather these are based off the Spanish DVD's or something? Many anime blurays are rather subpar. For some series like Ghost in the Shell there's HDTV rips, but it's not always the case.

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Webm/GIF Thread anon 01/16/2022 (Sun) 06:17:43 No. 204 [Reply]
Share cool retro anime Webms and GIFs with your fellow anons.Any other supported format is fine as well.
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>>1204 slightly shorter verion because it has a better flow
Fun ED, cute late 90s CGI at the end.
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Is this an accurate portrayal of Americans?

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Rose Of Versailles anon 05/06/2022 (Fri) 20:43:18 No. 1253 [Reply]
I've been watching this anime. So far it's a simple but well done story. Due it's age it lacks in animation sequences, but it more than makes up for it with Dezaki's great directing. And the artstyle is really charming.
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>>1253 I feel like Oscar doesn't get as much focus as she should. Atleast compared to Antoinette or Madame du Berry, but she's likeable in the small roles she plays.
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>>1253 The rivalry of Antoinette and du Berry is a petty and nonsensical one, but it does a good job at making you feel for their positions. It's about the problems of the aristocracy, so it's not that relatable. Yet I didn't get bored.
>>1255 This was the episode that really made me interested in the show. I remember finding Episode 1-3 to be REALLY boring and it took me around 2 weeks to even get through them, but once episode 4 hit and the whole rivalry between the two occurred over the new few episodes I was hooked on the show, and finished the whole thing in around 2 weeks. This was the show that really made me notice that I really love all the thing Dezaki directs (even if he didn't start doing it until halfway) and tried to watch everything I could that had his direction, even if he didn't write the source material. Somehow, he was always drawn to the greatest shows.
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>>1254 More focus on Oscar comes towards the end, when she is finally called to make personal and no longer subordinate choices. She will have to deal with a lot of things at the height of the most delicate moment in France's history. That's when her character truly shines. I loved the entire cast, this series never got me bored even when Oscar wasn't directly involved. Observing a reinterpretation of real historical events in a shoujo-esque narrative and aesthetic by Ikeda first and then with Dezaki's touch is a fascinating experience.
A tv channel decided to air the whole serie in one day so i decided to do a rewatch, i remember the animation being more fluid.

Nexus clash anon 06/19/2022 (Sun) 20:33:26 No. 1406 [Reply]
Game Link: https://nexusclash.com/clash.php Have you heard of Nexus Clash? I've been playing it for around a month and it's fun.It's essentially a free to play text browser based PvP MMO that you can play in any browser. Think something like Urban Dead except it's a fantasy game. It's got a deep class system based on morality (evil, good or neutral) where you can become an angel, a demon or a superhuman based on what alignment you are. Some classes such as lich (a neutral mage class) allows you to build undead armies from players you have killed, while others such as corrupters (evil class) can corrupt players or players minions and pets. There's a plethora of classes such as revenant (basically a creature of the night, have skills that allow you to track players who have killed you or people you know, or eternal soldiers - masters of any sort of human combat be it guns, hand to hand or melee, to archangels - high ranking angels that can command other angels to some degree. (Here is a list of all the classes. https://wiki.nexusclash.com/wiki/Classes ) A big thing is after a few years one side of the game (either evil,Neutral or good) wins the game and the game resets with the winning side helping to structure the new game map. If you do play, I highly suggest reading a new player guide https://wiki.nexusclash.com/wiki/New_Player_Guide Map of game: https://nexusclash.com/clash.php?op=map Picture is a retro anime character I created in game
>>1406 Looks neat
>>1407 It's really fun. It's kind of complicated to start off in but if you join a faction and their discord almost always there's tons of people to help you out with answers to questions

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Card Captor Sakura anon 06/12/2022 (Sun) 07:55:34 No. 1379 [Reply]
Sex with Sakura.
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/ar/t and oekaki thread! ranchan 04/10/2022 (Sun) 23:42:55 No. 966 [Reply]
Let's make /ar/t! This can be traditional, digital, animated, anything goes. I've been working on learning how to draw decently myself (pic very much not related), so giving feedback to your fellow anons is appreciated. I've also implemented oekaki into the posting form in case you ever want to make simplistic drawings (i did one here based of an old guide) this post was delayed a week because oekaki kept breaking but it works well now... >NOTE: currently if you upload an image at the same time as a drawing, you will lose the drawing, so don't add files with your drawing post
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I forgot what board I was on...
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i made a cute face

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Urusei Yatsura anon 01/18/2022 (Tue) 19:51:52 No. 236 [Reply] [Last]
pretty Ran deservers to be here I love you Ran
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>>1252 that works like shit on moonrunes sadly (also captcha SAD)
>>1321 It's not something I wanted to add, but we were getting daily bot spam beforehand and now that's been solved. Sorry! Edit: I'm going to try re-disabling captchas and deal with the bots myself.
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Some BentenXOyouki Canon
>>1386 Or just the vicarious ship of some animator (which make sense since those tic tac ice cubes were made up of the desires of horny teenagers)
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>Oyouki will never sit on your face

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Loli cat girl animuz Deus 04/25/2022 (Mon) 22:27:55 No. 1222 [Reply]
I am in dire need of old generic loli cat girl animes. Would you guys help me out?
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Interested in this too. I didn't think this was a trope until the early 2000s. Anything earlier?
>>1395 Di Gi Charat was 1999, I think that was the first anime ABOUT loli cat girls I know there's loli cat girls in a variety of 1990s media but they're usually side characters.

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