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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!
Edited last time by ranchant on 01/11/2022 (Tue) 05:36:26.

anon 08/13/2022 (Sat) 14:29:25 No. 1584 [Reply]
So I know the 20th Century in general is the gud shit, but I argue that the '90s, (or rather, from about 1988 onwards), was the absolute best, in terms of animation quality and good draftmanship, as well as actual directing,creating atmosphere and unique imagery.All those little special effects were great too-The glistening, the glowing,the blurry scenes, heat waves etc. The 70s and 80s were good, but to me it felt sort of like the animators and director and writers etc were still establishing themselves. The 90s is when they found their feet and took off running in practically every aspect. I think this era ended in around 2003,and I'm not sure why, maybe digital was just hard to get used to-- but I read somewhere that in the late '90s and early '00s there was a sort of "anime brain drain"-- that is, a lot of older greats left the industry, and the new young talent had a lack of mentorship.Of course there was also increased appeal to otaku and probably some budget issues.
>>1584 Whoops, I accidentally unlinked one of your images. Here it is
>>1585 No problem. I've got more
>>1585 >>1584 Lodoss is an awful anime and does not have particularly excellent art. Post more aesthetocs though
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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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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 But the red ribbon saga was DB's pitfall. Those arcs took too long for not being that entertaining. Original does focus more on hand-to-hand combat compared to Z, but the latter has better characters. That small section where Vegeta was conflicted over his growing attachments at earth making him "weak" is Dragon Ball at its best.
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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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Magical Girl thread anon 01/23/2022 (Sun) 02:40:10 No. 316 [Reply]
Does /ar/ like mahou shoujo anime?
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>>1190 they really couldn't resist tossing in the pantyshot could they
>>1197 It's a Pierrot staple.
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>>1190 >>1191 Thanks anyways, it's always nice to talk about these shows I'm watching Hime-chan no Ribbon now and I'm having a lot of fun watching Hime-chan creating more troubles than she solves with her magic.
>>1193 What kind of curiosity? I’m pretty sure I know what you mean
>>1596 To check if would enjoy this kind of show. I grew up on dragon ball z like shows.

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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?
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>>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!
>>1577 Getta Robo goes without saying https://youtu.be/1pYduET6PwI Noir Op https://youtu.be/gJpHU--A--8 Ace wa Narae Op 2 https://youtu.be/jAlPzu6qavA Dual parallel Op https://youtu.be/FAGO4mLigk0 City Hunter : Sara https://youtu.be/iXe-4Sipgtg Project Eden Op is cool, but Russian Roulette is good too.

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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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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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From what anime is that vid?
>>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.

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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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Fun ED, cute late 90s CGI at the end.
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Is this an accurate portrayal of Americans?

anon 03/14/2022 (Mon) 22:23:22 No. 905 [Reply]
Have you seen Golden Boy?
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>>1148 >Historical as in anime "classics" or anime set in a time period? both i think. but i guess anime based on historical events >If you're mainly looking for 20th Century shows yeah it's kinda my main to-do thing now for watching movies and series >this list might be a good place to start. def will check it out thank you >Bubblegum Crisis appreciate it anon
Sure I’ve seen it, but have you read it?
Sure I’ve seen it, but have you read it?
>>1446 No, because I heard the manga ruins the character of Kintaro, and I don't want that.
>>1455 I read it to the end and it really goes off the rails. Here's a basic summary of what I remember -A long arc where Kintaro poses as a schoolgirl -An arc where Kintaro's old college classmate is running a VR sex cult -Kintaro gets hypnotized by the sex cult -A flashback arc where you think you'll learn about Kintaro's past and why he travels and studies, but it's just lots of philosophizing and lots of sex -Actually most of the later manga can be described as "lots of philosophizing and lots of sex" -The art gets really weird and "stretchy" looking -The manga ends abruptly in the middle of a sex scene--which featured lots of philosophizing This might sound hard to believe but I actually like the manga and how crazy it gets.It's like the author dropped acid and decided to start experimenting

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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>>1418 Only one I have played is Time Gal's Mega CD port. But I would love to own Pioneer Laseractive since its not only a laserdisc console, but it lets you play Sega MD, MCD, 32x and NEC's PC Engine and its CD addon games through use of game pacs.

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