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Favourite /ar/ anime. anon 09/13/2022 (Tue) 07:42:57 No. 1659 [Reply]
What's your absolute favourite /ar/ anime, and why? For me, it's Irresponsible Captain Tylor. I remember watching the first episode back in 2017 and finding it to be somewhat uneventful, and it wasn't until the fourth episode where the crescendo made me laugh for a solid ten seconds that I fell in love with it. I found the anime to be incredibly hilarious and it had that charm of not knowing how the characters were going to get out of an impossible situation and then seeing them get out of it flawlessly. I do think it suffers from a few slow moments, some out of character moments for Tylor and a very lackluster, confusing final fight. I wanted to see Tylor and the crew get out of impossible battle situations and he's only in four in the entire anime, I get not wanting to make an anime that's all about winning impossible situations but I just wish there was more. The crew are fantastic as well, great characters all round. The Mad Max style soldiers who are so stupidly dressed for their jobs, the android spy sent to kill Tylor who everyone falls in love with and even Yamamoto and Yuriko who are pretty normal by comparison are still great for being straight men to Tylor's idiotic ideas and escapades. As for the enemy alien army, there aren't that many but I did find the two main ones Azalyn and Dom to be pretty fun, although I did find Azalyn's obsession over Tylor a bit of a meh plot point since it doesn't really go anywhere. This was probably the first anime where I saw my favourite trope of "underestimated lucky idiot" being put into full effect and I noticed that I LOVE that kind of trope. I saw it a few times in things like Ace Attorney and Index, but never pieced it together until this show. Worst part is, I've never seen another anime really do it again, although Golden Boy was close. Surprisingly, I've never seen the OVA's despite this being my favourite anime. For some reason I just never had the drive to do it despite having no reason not to. I'll have to figure out a good time to watch them. I also kind of want to read the entire Japanese wikipedia page for Tylor since it seems to have the ENTIRE light novel up there but only in Japanese which I learnt from a quick google translate skim has Tylor be a 30 year old pedophile who is also sent back in time to WW2 to command the Yamato in one of the novels which sounds hilarious.
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>>1659 Great pick,I actually watched Tylor for the first time back in 2017 too. I have a hard time picking my absolute favourite but I really love Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! it really resonated with me and the presentation is amazing. https://youtu.be/L-h5bTnIfTE
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>>1666 Great choice, definitely up there for me. Roujin Z is my choice, brisk, hilarious, action packed, surprisingly prescient, and full of amazing shots and great animation all the way through.
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Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still For all your sci-fi wuxia superhero anime needs
>>1667 Roujin Z is probably my favorite anime film too
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Zeta Gundam is my favourite anime simple as.

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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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I started watching this the other day. I was curious if it was just nostalgia for a lame girls' show, or if it was any good. I'm enjoying it. I'm the simple sort of person that just wants to know what's next, so the monster of the week format is fine with me. Sakura is cute. The cards are cool. Tomoyo isn't that interesting to me, but she's extremely similar to Kozue from the 2003 VN "Snow Sakura". It isn't surprising, but it was just kind of neat to see what might be the source of inspiration for the character.
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This may not fit on the board, but is the 2018 sequel any good? I've just finished the entire series + the movies and liked it, although I'm skeptical a modern sequel to an /ar/ anime would be any good

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anon 04/17/2022 (Sun) 12:46:43 No. 1065 [Reply]
You VILL listen to the stunning soundtrack by Kaoru Wada You VILL get comfy at the sight of the Ferris wheel You VILL get immersed into the world of medieval Japan You VILL marvel at the beautiful backgrounds and colour palettes And you VILL enjoy it
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>>1157 boomerang
>>1157 She makes my dick hard.
this thread got derailed like the train casey jones was on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSzVNoX57mA
>>1240 >Naraku's theme starts >AHHHH POISONOUS INSECTS!
I'm still mad after all these years that Kagura was kill, Sesshomaru has revived worse with the Tenseiga. Complete bullshit!

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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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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.
Seemingly RoV is getting a new adaption for it's 50th. I wonder how it'll be done. I think the original is perfect as is, so I'm not sure what, if anything, they can add.
>>1449 Aesthetically and shot-wise it's really good, but animation is poor. So maybe they'd improve that aspect. But I doubt it would look as good
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>>1260 Correction: Ikeda was the manga author. The first director on the anime was Tadao Nagahama, who had previously done Star of the Giants and the Robot Romance Trilogy. I believe he left because of some sort of artistic conflict, and then Dezaki took over. Sadly, Nagahama died later that year, which is probably why you haven't heard of him. >>1454 Yeah, the animation is weirdly stiff, especially in the early eps. I think Toei didn't allocate enough budget for the costumes, all those ruffles and trimming must've been hell on the animators.
>>1253 >Due it's age it lacks in animation sequences I wouldn't really associate that with age. Stuff from the 70s like Gatchaman, Gutsy Frog, The Romance Robot Trilogy, lots of the WMT shows, etc all have plenty of nice animation. It seems more like a Dezaki thing - strong shot composition and drawings, but generally a low drawing count. Though Cobra is nuts animation wise a lot of the time. I love ROV, I need to re-watch it again as it's been too long. While of course some of the nobles can be over the top evil, the overall situation was presented with a pretty good degree of nuance, and its hard to not love Oscar.

Retro Anime that you want to see subbed. anon 01/08/2022 (Sat) 11:39:36 No. 30 [Reply]
Self explanatory. For me it would be three late 80s Studio Comet produced TV shows all with Hirosho Kanazawa as character designer and heavily involved as an animation director. I believe all three are manga adaptations, and they all have the similar kind of pudgy faced caricatured character designs that are really unique. High School Kimengumi, Tsuide ni Tonchinkan and Meimon! Daisan Yakyuubu. The latter two I watched raw, with Tsuide ( screenshots shown here) being a well executed slapstick comedy, albeit a bit repetitive. Meimon is an incredibly well done sports drama with storyboards that feel somewhat reminiscent of Dezaki, as it was his student, Hiroshi Fukutomi who directed it. The animation quality was outstandingly good and consistent, full of subtle weighty convincing motion during the baseball games. Kimengumi has its movie subbed and I enjoyed it, but the series has yet to be picked up.
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>>30 Pic related is probably my top pick; it only has crabsticks right now. I could also say the Brave series but I know half of them already have subs and I wouldn't be surprised if Discotek started bringing them over in the near future.
Damn, are those tanlines? Hng
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>>30 >>122 There were some VHS era fansubs that went up to about ep. 13 online, though I'm not sure if they're archived anywhere.
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Still waiting for someone to pick up 70s Babel II again.

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anon 09/07/2022 (Wed) 18:24:32 No. 1624 [Reply]
Remember JJBA OVA?
>>1624 I need to check out but I have too many things on my plate at the moment. I heard the D'arby fight in particular is amazing.
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>>1624 I remember it being pretty good, only disappointment was the Vanilla Ice fight getting truncated, but otherwise I can appreciate it for being an alternate take on the original story. In a way it makes it feel more similar to parts 1 & 2 (which are my personal favorites), with it's brisker pace and a focus on fights that drive the story forward. OST is pretty awesome too. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhj4P1yuiEMzIgcXk1rvRYVXsyriQ8XnK That reminds me, I never finished reading the part 3 manga so I should probably get on that.
>>1628 I think this episode was directed by Satoshi Kon
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>>1624 I never really thought about it honestly, always felt like a "bad" adaptation of Part 3 but I've never actually watched it so I should give it a shot. Still, wonder how it must've felt for the only Jojo related things someone in the west would know around this time would've probably been this OVA and the PS1/DC game.

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Helping anons remember anime anon 07/23/2022 (Sat) 23:32:56 No. 1480 [Reply]
Feel free to delete if this thread is too specific but I think it might be nice to have a thread where anons help each other identify anime that they only hazily remember but still want to watch. I say this might be nice because I'm currently having this very issue. It's a one or two episode Girls with Guns OVA from the 90s, not Gunsmith Cats but sort of like it, maybe a bit more scifi? It had "Uta" in the name. It didn't seem super well known but it looked right up my alley, I jist forgot to write the name down. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
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>>1493 That's from Kimagure Orange Road
>>1494 Thx boss
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>>1492 It's Jayce and The Wheeled Warriors
I'm not even sure these were all part of the same anime but might as well give it a shot. Specifically remember 3 scenes from it: 1. Main character (brown haired?) is walking down the street until he comes across a (blue haired?) woman being harassed by a pair of thugs. At first he just watches, but eventually things get rawnchy so he decides to finally act. Suddenly a mysterious power awakens within him, allowing him to beat up the thugs with ease. The woman then approaches him, revealing she's some kind of priest/oracle looking for for a "chosen one" as hailed by a prophecy, and the protagonist seems to fit the bill. 2. A quartet of demons (the four horsemen of the apocalypse?) spawn in a city and start to wreck havoc all around. I specifically recall a part in which a female demon enters a train and decimates everything on her path, until suddenly she stops in front of a regular looking businessman and gives him a seductive look before draining his life out and continuing with her rampage. 3. An older guy plus some kids are stuck on a facility in an isolated island watching news about the chaos in the city. The older guy comments about how glad he is for being safe on the island, while the kids complain that they're hungry and have no food. The guy suggests they could start a fire and cook their shoes since they're made of horse leather and thus technically edible. The kids get weirded out but he decides to try it out anyway and fails. As a bonus this was probably in spanish, can't remember if it was subbed or dubbed. I've tried skimming over the synopses of shows that aired on channels that I watched as a kid but nothing seemed to match, so for all I know this could have been a local channel airing whatever they got a hold off without actually having a license for it.
>>1590 Damn no.1 sounds extremely familiar. Off the top of my head it reminded me of a couple of anime none of which fit the description DNA³ or 3x3 eyes

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Classic Dragon Ball anon 08/08/2022 (Mon) 02:11:27 No. 1534 [Reply]
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=GJ3aTmlLkv8 >I... I can't see them! >they are beyond even the eyes of God! How do you folks feel about classic Dragon Ball? Personally obsessed with the 23rd Budoukai and Saiyan arcs. Insurmountably peak shonen, imo.
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>>1534 It’s overrated but that’s a given for being one of the most famous anime and manga franchises ever created, Classic dragon ball and early Z are fantastic even though we do see less of the regular main cast later
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Battle shounen peaked here.
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>>1534 So I've never actually watched Dragon Ball, as a guy in his 20s would it be worth actually giving a shot or should I use the time spent watching other anime instead? I remember telling my friends at school that I had never seen it and they were all in shock because they've ALL seen it. I was the poor kid so my family never had cable and of course this was the one anime that was NEVER on free TV even though Yugioh, Pokémon, Medabots, Cardcaptors and more were readily available on TV at the time. So I just never really had it on my radar. I've seen the first episode of the original Dragon Ball and GX I think, I don't remember much of it though. So is it worth watching today, or is it something you have to watch as a kid to fully appreciate? I'm fine with shonen stuff, I enjoyed shows like YYH, FMA and Hajime no Ippo and don't mind battles that span multiple episodes, not a huge fan of filler and know Dragonball has a bunch of it but I imagine it's not as bad as it seems. But what do the few anon's of wapchan think? Also webm related is the only Dragonball related file I have on hand.
>>1583 The original is a vindicated classic and the original series in general tends to focus more on the martial arts angle then the trademark beam spam that occurs later (starting with the fight against freeza).
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>>1597 The first three DBZ movies are still pretty martial arts-oriented. I think they feature the best fight choreography in official DB media.

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/ar/'s Country Classics anon 02/11/2022 (Fri) 18:07:06 No. 726 [Reply]
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>>1284 Is Duvet really country?
>>1320 No but it's the closest thing I could think of.
Milk the cows eryday tah this'un https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r16rcAWQ2g

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Anime OPs anon 08/11/2022 (Thu) 04:02:48 No. 1577 [Reply]
Hit a huge milestone in my quest to watch every anime opening ever. I finished the 20th Century! I started with only caring about TV openings, but realizing that my experience would neglect classics like "Gunbuster" or "Dirty Pair Project Eden" I expanded it to cover all anime. That means I've checked out everything, TV, OVA, Hentai, Specials, OVAs, and Music Videos (Exceptions would be lost anime or anime not listed in the MAL database.) Along the way, I curated a list of what I consider to be notable anime OPs. I've separated the notably good and the notably bad apart from each other (unremarkable openings are off the list). This list is raw and unorganized (only by year and only at a first impression). I figured you guys might want to see it. Any suggestions of a better way I could present the data would be appreciated. What are your favorite retro anime openings?
Small FAQ: -I define "Anime" as "Japanese animation" so no Korean or Chinese stuff, and I don't care what medium. -I judge anime OPs based on the version IN THE ANIME, I don't just listen to songs. I care about the music and the visuals as a wholistic work. -Notably bad could be good to you, often they are experimental and you may find you like them and I don't. Same goes for some I put under good, they might not work for you. -I don't speak Japanese, so if you do and I missed something you love because of the lyrics, or I have something here that you hate because of the lyrics, sorry, not able to judge based on that.
>>1577 You could sort it by music genre, tv genre, date/era, or maybe rank from best to worst. Some of my favorite below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2CiX6ArmsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5XmMWnsiqU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L90jpLitWvc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttndwyst-Xo
>>1580 I like sorting by year, but having the rest of that info could be very useful in my final list!
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>>1591 i think by year is fine, but club the Ops from the same series together. Like all the city hunter Ops together.

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