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anon 06/01/2022 (Wed) 21:12:02 No. 1324 [Reply]
Didn't expect Trigun to be this bad. These production values are on par with those Lost Universe webms. Surprised there was no backlash against it and that the show is remembered fondly in spite of this.
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>>1342 I hear that Trigun is one of the worse ones. I mean I watched Lain and Evangelion too to add to the list of tv anime but none looked this bad.
>>1343 >I hear that Trigun is one of the worse ones Trigun doesn't have that reputation, where are you hearing this?
>>1342 Naw, I can think of plenty that are well animated most of the time. I haven't seen Trigun but 98-02 had more sketchily animated shows than before just because they started producing so much more so quickly. You go watch late 80s TV anime in comparison and generally things are much better animated.
>>1324 Sure it's not a masterpiece by any means as far as the animation/production goes. But it's by no means a bad anime series. I have plenty of fond memories watching Trigun late at night on Adult Swim back in the day.
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I didn't think it was bad at all. Hell it was overall pretty good but it is one of those shows I can't go back to after reading the manga which was way better. The only reason I am offended by Lost Universe is that we got an ugly CG Gaiden instead of the proper adaptation we could have finally got.

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Cosmo Police Justy anon 11/16/2022 (Wed) 02:52:29 No. 1880 [Reply]

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anon 04/21/2022 (Thu) 00:09:55 No. 1145 [Reply]
You watch your retro anime on a period appropriate CRT, right anon?
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>>1194 Don't listen to that other guy, it's actually ghostbusters
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Behold an almost new TV from 1995 as far as usage is concerned, only 1500 hours
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>>1180 Agreed fuck anti glare
I have a pvm I haven't used at all but hopefully will be able to once I get a stand for it. Sadly only does s-video because it was probably just a security monitor, but it looks decent. Also need to install cfw on my ps3 so it can play jap dvds.
>>1145 No. I'm a retro fan, not a hipster.

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List of Mandatory Classic Movies anon 02/01/2022 (Tue) 09:41:00 No. 506 [Reply]
Kanashimi No Belladonna (1973) is a masterpiece of tragic/erotic/psychedelic animation directed by Eiichi Yamamoto. Jeanne is a peasant who gets raped by a noble and becomes a witch; based on/inspired by La Sorcière by Jules Michelet, a treatise in the history of witchcraft. Noted for its experimental artstyle, bizarre visuals and its connection to Western classical art works like Klimt and the cubist movement, it's a unique piece of art with a moving narrative and breathtaking moments on screen.
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>>554 Being a Disney movie is what gives Cog's Castle its timeless energy. Liking Mamo because it's edgier makes you sound like a child.
>>743 If I want to watch a Disney movie, I'll watch a Disney movie. Hell, I'll even turn on a Ghibli film. Those films are great and there's nothing wrong with them, many are classics for a reason. Cagliostro isn't just a Disney film, it's a not very interesting Disney film. Sure there are great moments, but it's far from the best Lupin film and its far from the best Miyazaki film. If you wanted a new Cowboy Bebop film and it was a goofy Disney kid's film, it'd be more than understandable if you didn't really care for it and wanted something more adult. I'm not sure how Lupin is any different in that regard.
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>>744 I'm a Fuma Clan Conspiracy and Legend of the Gold Of Babylon man personally.
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>>519 Char's Counterattack (1988) by Yoshiyuki Tomino is the culmination of the original Gundam saga which began with 0079, marking the final conflict of the fourteen-year rivalry between the characters Amuro Ray and Char Aznable.
>>555 What's really interesting to me is that the Red Spectacles is sort of filmed like an anime in live action. Movement is deliberately limited, the backgrounds are flat, camera tricks are anime-style... It's pretty neat.

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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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Geobreeders is from 1998. 90's OVA nudity warning, the cat girl's design is top tier though.

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Dream Hunter REM anon 04/24/2022 (Sun) 15:25:49 No. 1209 [Reply]
Rem Ayanokoji a cute
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>>1209 Rem got some really nice art books.
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>>1209 Rem Ayanokoji is a lesbian
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>>1856 Important information, I almost risked watching it before learning this.

HxH 1999 anon 09/26/2022 (Mon) 08:10:09 No. 1691 [Reply]
Not sure if it needs a thread but it's not like we're overflowing with discussion here ;), still I recently started watching the original HxH anime from 1999. I have never actually watched/read any of HxH and all I know of it was that it's permanently on hiatus, that cat girl (or boy?) that everyone posts a lot and the designs of the MC's. I decided to give it a shot for no real reason and so far I've been enjoying it. I've watched YYH last year and enjoyed that as well. I found Season 1 of YYH to be good, 2 to be great the first half of 3 to be fantastic and then it kinda falls off after Sensui is introduced which was a shame, but it's nice to know that Togashi hasn't lost it with HxH. I will say the first couple of episodes were...fine, I'm still not entirely sure what the plot is. Sure, Gon is trying to find his father and that's the goal but the whole idea of Hunters just seem odd. The fact Gon and that other hunter in the first episode were seen hunting animals and Gon wants to become a hunter kind of makes you think Hunter's are animal hunters, but then they add several characters who don't really fit that niche at all which makes the term "Hunter" kind of confusing. I guess it's more like a catchall term for someone who is exceptional and reliable in everything and thus the guy you go to for troubles, like an official bounty hunter or mercenary. Character wise, I enjoy them a lot.What surprises me the most about this show was that I expected Gon to be the main part of the whole show and everyone else to sort of be secondary characters who don't really interact with one another since it's about Gon and his story, but it's actually pretty cool to see Leorio and Kurapika be together a lot and see their histories and helping each other out and such. I also like how Gon and Killua have a really normal friendship. They basically act like kids their age would act if they were friends. Which is very surprising since I thought Killua would be very stoic and not want to be friends with Gon but he opened up pretty damn quickly to him. Hell their dynamic feels like the other way around. Killua should be the MC and Gon is the friend who helps him out of his shell, but it's not like that at all. I'm currently on episode 27 and the final part of the Hunter exam. I found the first section (running) to be a bit lackluster and the second section (cooking) to be worse, but it REALLY picked up by the third section (trick tower) which I wished was longer and had them dealing with more psychological aspects over just fights, plus that 50 hour wait in the room could've been a really fun filler episode. The fourth section (battleship) was also REALLY good, a tough situation and a time limit where everyone had to work together felt really engaging to watch, especially with how it ended. The fifth section (badge hunting) was also quite engaging, giving Gon the task of grabbing Hisoka's badge was great even if we spent around two episodes watching him train and stalk him. A shame Ponzu didn't stick around, I liked her. I still have no idea what this series is even going to be about, sure Gon finding his dad, Kurapika getting revenge(?), Leorio becoming a doctor and Killua having...fun? I'm sure Hisoka is going to throw multiple wrenches in their plans but otherwise it's quite refreshing to not really know where this is going (although I have been spoiled on how Gon's arc ends). Anyhow, it probably didn't need a thread but I wanted to throw my thoughts out onto the board. Will probably update it in a few days when I'm nearing the end. Watching 4 episodes a day is fun when the show is actually quite good, as opposed to trudging my way through it like I did for other longer shows.
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>>1829 Fair enough, but to me it still comes off as magic powers where anything can happen. At least when it's established for the character I actually don't mind it that much. Currently on the dodgeball part of Greed Island and it's interesting to see Nen be used in the way it has been (even if it starts with "Woah, he made 7 copies of himself using Nen to play dodgeball") since a few of the characters have their Nen abilities already established like Hisoka with his Bungee Gum and using it to grab the ball from afar, and currently Gon with his RPS powers. I actually don't mind Nen being used as a stand power, it feels fine to give people a unique power they can rely on in times with it's own strengths/weaknesses. I just find the whole "I'll use Nen to turn this pack of cards into a GUN" or whatever to be very odd since it just feels like Nen can be used to do anything by anyone even if there is a set of established rules in there. It just feels like it can be used to explain away everything. I know I wasn't really paying attention when it was all explained because I just found the whole idea boring and I didn't think it would've become a huge part of the show so I guess I'm suffering for it. I also didn't know HxH was going to establish this at all, since I really enjoyed seeing everyone have natural abilities in the Hunter exam that are now being mostly sidelined for them to develop Nen. >Gon using zetsu to silence his presence while hunting Hisoka...ect it all feels very real and tangible In the Hunter exam or was this somewhere else? Gon didn't know of Nen at the time, unless you mean when they tracked the Spiders in Yorkshin?
>>1831 >In the Hunter exam or was this somewhere else? Yeah in the Hunter eaxm. He was suppressing his Nen without knowing what Nen was which got Hisoka very excited. Killua's assassination technique is also supposed to be Nen but I am not sure how that goes. That's the whole thing about Nen people sometimes use it without even knowing they are doing so, these are the geniuses and super atheletes in the HunterxHunter world, special people. It's just willpower and dedication/extreme concentration manifesting as an actual physical power and I find that fascinating idea. Yeah Hatsu will be used in a stand-esque way where you come up with whatever power and call it a nen ability and it gets worse with that aspect as the series progress but there's still enough of the rules being applied that it don't feel like total bullshit. The categories especially are very important. Like you say the Dodgeball starts with bullshit "let me just copy" myself but then you have to respect the rules, emission is not efficient, enhancement makes you more powerful, In can hide nen....ect You balance the bullshit with the logic to create fun and I think Togashi did it well, and there are many interesting uses of nen later on.
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>>1832 >>1831 I am not a super HxH fan but I like it enough and thought Nen is great and more interesting and developped than most typical battle-shounen powers. I was refreshing up on Nen after reading this thread and it's interesting to even look at something as basic as the category hexagon. At top you have Enahnacers most basic use of Nen basically just outputting Aura, you go right you have transmutation, giving the aura different properties, next to it is conjuring, manifesting the aura into physical objects they are similar to each other but conjuring is further away from enhancement and feels like a logical progression to Tranmutation. On the left of enhancement you have a different application of Aura, Emission, sending the Aura away from your body, further on is Manipulation using the aura that's seperated from your body to manipulate objects or people, again logical progression and it's feels natural that the further you go the harder it is to master the other category.
Sorry for the late reply, some stuff got in the way but I did finish HxH. I found the ending of HxH to be quite good, when I figured out why they brought the Accompany card I was actually pleasantly surprised and enjoyed how the 1999 version had a pretty decent ending when HxH still goes on until today. It's a shame they could only bring three cards and used them up at the end, I would've loved if they kept a certain, literal ace up their sleeve of an Angel's Breath or something for when a fight was wayyyyy too difficult for them. I enjoyed the final fight with Bomber but I do think it was a bit lackluster to have a random bad guy introduced at the end of the series to be the final bad guy defeated by Gon, still a great fight though. >>1832 >Yeah in the Hunter eaxm. He was suppressing his Nen without knowing what Nen was which got Hisoka very excited. Alright, that's pretty cool I like that. >Like you say the Dodgeball starts with bullshit "let me just copy" myself but then you have to respect the rules, emission is not efficient, enhancement makes you more powerful, In can hide nen....ect Honestly, after you explained Nen and I actually started to pay attention to what was happening in the show I started to enjoy it more. I originally thought it was bullshit powers that were limited by whatever Togashi wanted to limit them by, but after finishing the dodgeball fight and the fight with The Bomber I finally saw that it was a lot more deeper than it seemed. When he split into 7 copies he didn't really have any other ability beyond that, he was just powerful himself and once I noticed that I enjoyed the fight a bit more because he was VERY powerful but that was the limit of his power which Gon, Killua and Hisoka were able to bypass. Also, Hisoka being on their side for a bunch of episodes was great. >>1833 >I was refreshing up on Nen after reading this thread and it's interesting to even look at something as basic as the category hexagon. In a way, I wish Nen was explained either during fights or in a way that wasn't so God damn boring. When they were explaining this hexagon I really thought it wouldn't be that important but I guess I was wrong. Reading the explanation in this thread was honestly much better than how it was done in the anime imo, but that could've just been me.

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>>1859 Well there's always the Chimera Ant arc which many consider to be the peak of the series. But I would say there's no rush if you enjoyed the experience. take a year or so off from the series dwell on it allow yourself to forget it and then maybe watch HxH 2011 from the beginning to the end, it does end on a much better note than Greed Island.

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anon 06/02/2022 (Thu) 13:51:15 No. 1335 [Reply]
What are the essential pre-2k hyperviolent anime?
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>>1613 I think ninja scroll has the perfect amount of edge and that's why it works best out of Kawajiri films. Wicked City feels like a hentai and you can't take it seriously, VHD is too tame which as a result makes the experience lack weight
>>1614 100% percent of Kawajiri's catalog is pure unadulterated quinoa, your criticisms are utter nonsense
>>1615 He's nothing more than a b-movie director nut that's not a bad thing necessairly
>>1616 If you're looking for anime ultraviolence, you're looking for B-movie schlock most of the time. If you want unsexy violence, Be Invoked exists.
>>1614 I don't think that the sexual elements of Wicked City work against it. The issue is more so the old man acting as a comic relief character that kind of breaks with the general tone it goes for. That and the kind of sappy conclusion. I think it has Kawajiri's sense of color design and iconic imagery at its best though. >>1615 >>1616 >>1862 Japan has a tradition of visual experimentation and artistic accomplishment in their B-films, this naturally extends to anime as well. To be a B-film should never been seen as derogatory anyways, they're quite literally just more niche low budget film that would be played alongside with "A-films" as a warm up theaters. It doesn't have anything to do with actual quality.

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the great recommendations thread anon 01/10/2022 (Mon) 22:29:23 No. 89 [Reply]
give one get one. I start: Outlanders (16.12.1986), great trashy fun on a saturday evening. back of the box blurb: >Scantily clad space princess Kalm arrives on Earth to shake things up! As her father’s armada pummels the Earth’s forces this busty space maiden plunders the planet in search of a good man to call her own. Hapless Earthling Tetsuya finds himself caught between the alien invaders and the warrior woman who would be his wife!
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I watched Goddamn OVAs yesterday, and I really liked it. The non-CG animation looks excellent. Any other good looking racing/automotive anime?
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>>1637 The picture quality isn't the greatest, but the motorcyle animation in Bari-Bari Densetsu is absolutely insane and it has some staff crossover with the people who made Goddamn. I liked it a lot. I actually really love both versions of Mach Go Go Go! as well.
>>1638 Looks really cool. Thank you.
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>>89 I would recommend Space Runaway Ideon. It's 'Cosmic Horror meets Super Robot': The Anime. Anno loves this one and was influential in the making of NGE. It's easily Tomino's best non-gundam work, and one of my all time favourite. >Synopsis: >Humanity's pursuit of knowledge leads them to the planet Solo, where they find mysterious remains of a long dead alien civilization, including the 3 part super robot 'Ideon', and a powerful warship. Using these, the Earthlings sent to investigate the ruins defend themselves in their constant conflicts against powerful aliens called the Buff Clan, who are in pursuit of 'Id', the mysterious energy that powers the Ideon.
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Anyone know where I can find all the episodes to Wingman?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTI9EZglHX4

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Webm/GIF Thread anon 01/16/2022 (Sun) 06:17:43 No. 204 [Reply] [Last]
Share cool retro anime Webms and GIFs with your fellow anons.Any other supported format is fine as well.
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I love her
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