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Welcome to /br/! ranchan Admin 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:16:46 No. 1 [Reply]
This is a catch-all board for the discussion of pre-2000s content, besides anime and manga (that's what >>>/ar/ is for). If specific topics here get enough traction they may be spun off into separate boards. Global rules still apply, so don't trash the place. >Of all the boards, in all the websites, in all the net, she walks into mine…
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anon 06/16/2022 (Thu) 08:48:50 No. 122 [Reply]
MP4 file allowed? pretty keyed and schway!

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anon 06/16/2022 (Thu) 08:47:07 No. 121 [Reply]
Do you like symbiote from MARVEL comics?

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70s-80s JPOP anon 02/05/2022 (Sat) 08:26:48 No. 50 [Reply]
Let's talk about our favorite artists, albums and songs from these years. So, what's your favorite Japanese singer over 50?
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>>50 Yasuha. I know, i know youtube city pop meme; but she made things besides flyday that are really good, case in point her album from '86 "Yahoo!!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fk8GM_NiAE
2nd for City Pop isn't a real genre
Take that back! City pop is real and fun and your dumb!

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Retro Visual Kei anon 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:53:19 No. 2 [Reply]
Does wapchan enjoy visual kei? >What is Visual Kei? Visual Kei is a musical movement that originated in Japan in the mid-1980s. Appearing out of Japan's punk and metal scenes, visual kei is an aesthetic, rather than a genre, pulling imagery from gothic rock, punk, shock rock, glam rock, speed metal and hair metal, often wearing elaborate costumes and flamboyant hair. The movement expanded beyond it's hair punk and glam metal roots in the 1990s to cover a vast array of different subgenres and genres, ranging from extremes such as brutal death metal to accessible genres like synthwave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18H2Uc9_7I0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNTv-tDtYvU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvY7zc0a-7Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-czr9Zano
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>>6 Same here. With the first Internet connection at home I could watch and listen to the original anime openings of cartoons I saw on TV in the 90s; soon I discovered visual kei with groups like X-Japan, Dir en Grey (I even went to one of their lives), Malice Mizer and so on. I started to play music because of the impact J-rock was having on my life.
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Does CASCADE count? Listening to Butterfly Limited Express for the first time was an experience. It felt nice in the moment, even if everything else felt like absolute shit. although now, I can't really listen to it with the same nostalgic sense, only to pass time and act like things are fine...
>>2 I love visual kei! I saw Dir en Grey live twice over a decade ago and still get excited for all their new records despite them not really being what I would call visual kei anymore.
>>2 Since this thread is on a slow board I don't feel too bad about posting in it. I am a fan of visual kei. I've been into it since about 2011. Here is a favorite track of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27WFd8PoDBw

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anon 03/10/2022 (Thu) 22:31:35 No. 73 [Reply]
Favourite retro computer? Mine is the Fujitsu FM Towns, mostly for its pioneering use of CDs and its Japanese computer games being superior to their PC-98 counterparts, although it died off a lot sooner. Just another blip in the Japanese computer scene.
I like that CD slot.

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Retro vidya anon 04/24/2022 (Sun) 14:38:43 No. 87 [Reply]
Anyone wanna talk about any retro vidya they're currently playing? Currently going through Tales of Destiny on the PS1. I finished Tales of Phantasia (PS1 fan translation) back in March and really enjoyed it (except for the awful encounter rate) and thought I'd start on the next game in the series. Tales of Destiny has been an interesting experience because the encounter rate feels worse and the gameplay also feels like a step down (it's an earlier engine than Phantasia) which makes it a horrible chore to play sometimes but the characters and story are really good. I like the idea of "Swordians" in the world and find the characters to be quite endearing with some interesting backstories behind them. Learning of the histories and twists of Rutee, Mary and Leon really surprised me. It's a real shame this version didn't translate any of the skits that the characters had in Phantasia (since this is an official translation as opposed to the fan, so they probably had time constraints) since it would be nice to learn more about these characters. Skits also remind you where you're going a lot of the time, so you don't have to mindlessly walk around new locations until you figure out where to go. The gameplay is honestly boring even when I try. I run from normal fights a majority of the time and cheese boss battles by using magic and interrupting the enemy magic spells. The encounter rate is dreadful and ruinS the game for me a lot of the time. Even with spells that cut it I feel I get into one encounter every 10-15 steps. The visible enemies you can see in some locations that run into you to start battles are even worse, one location in the game was just narrow pathways with enemies running about on them so you're forced into around 40 battles in that one tower alone. I also find the puzzles in this game to be really frustrating sometimes, one puzzle even has the wrong clues to it and I had to check a guide to find this out. Really close to finishing the game from what I gather, I also discovered that the PS2 remake was pretty much fully translated and I could've played that version instead. A shame, but I guess I can always play it sometime down the line when I wanna give this game another playthrough.
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>>89 my problem with duke and shadow warrior is that even after so many years i still get lost in some maps which never happens to me with blood but that may come from the fact that i played it a lot more. I may catch some flak for the following but if you ask me you can brute force most encoutners in duke and shadow while blood expects from you to learn the ropes but when it clicks its just such a blast. I also prefer the stlye of blood over duke and shadow, love me some evil dead; 80's action and hong kong cinema is great too dont get me wrong.
>>94 Great game but most level flow kinda weird, also the latent sexuality undermines the seriousness the story tries to convey. You can definitely feel that the dude who made this game made his money with futaporn with the characters from said game.
>>96 >does the sight of cleavage make you insane?! the only thing you are right about is the pacing of the level most of them are a slog especially if youre a secret hunter
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>>87 Played Nejishiki (1988) by Will published by Zeit for the PC-98, emulated on Neko Project II th + Textractor + jDeppL for machine translation. An adventure game where Yoshiharu Tsuge's various stories and themes connect in dreamlike fashion to form a surreal biography of his inner mind. As a game, it is rough. Progress is slow and obtuse. You find yourself exhausting meaningless small talk options again and again because one of them may suddenly be the key for progress. There's usually something to clue you in on what you have to do if you take the time to think about it, sometimes relating to the manga story a character originally appeared in. And when you realize on your own, it's very satisfying. But it won't be smooth sailing, and that's clearly intentional. It will make you feel the agony that the boy in the original Nejishiki story goes through. Even worse if you need translation like me. That aside, there really is meaning and poetry to think about behind a lot of what you have to do and go through, which is appealing. As an artsy adventure into Tsuge's mind, it is incredibly interesting. The setting built by his characters arises naturally, captures their charm and sense of humor, and slowly pulls you into a world permeated by the melancholic tone of their stories. Actually being there in the final days of old rural Japanese life, experiencing its decadence while the economy is ironically getting better, mourning the death of this old way of life because, however miserable and often stupid it was, in the end there was something indescribably valuable in it (at the very least, a metaphorical hometown for our main character) being lost too... It is quite powerful and dare I say beautiful. It makes you feel the ambivalent yet poignant nostalgia and the growing alienation that drive Tsuge inward into the world of dreams and delusions that takes over his life. And this dreamlike spiral labyrinth that he wanders in search of himself is frighteningly compelling. All in all, this game was a crazy experience and a meaningful addition to the works of Tsuge. I couldn't get sound to work but it didn't bother me at all. Oh and there are a few playthroughs on youtube you can look up by the japanese title, ねじ式.
Playing Star Ocean 2 : Second Story again. The pixel art and music are great. The fighting style is more like modern jrpgs are today instead of turn based like previous games.

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/rum/ - retro music #1 invalid_username- 02/02/2022 (Wed) 23:34:49 No. 14 [Reply]
lets talk music; >what's your favorite format >how big is your collection and what are you collecting >genre? genre! lets talk about it! What niche genres do you like others to know >school's out (forever), but show and tell is still on the menu, do you have some treasures or some neat thingamajig?
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>>82 i prefer the other kind of bloodsucker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5gV-YCxULg
>>19 Awesome stuff. I've been listening to a lot of 80s/early 90s thrash lately. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzZkpbDU8E
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I like listening to old Grateful Dead concert recordings on archive.org. It's not that obscure but pretty retro.
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Not particularly obscure, but I've been listening to Ruins a lot recently, they're a Japanese progressive rock/avant-prog/zeuhl group. Really intense, but complex stuff, almost punk-like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m9wFAwR_Qs
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>>92 His modern stuff is great too. I still can't believe this album was made entirely by one person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIu9uPRXB5o

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anon 02/03/2022 (Thu) 18:52:54 No. 35 [Reply]
How many of these have you watched? How many do you like?
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>>58 Hey man, using one great song a lot doesn't save that story from being a boring nothing. I can (and do) listen to California Dreamin' on my own, I don't need to watch an uninteresting romance plot every time I want to hear it.
>>35 >Posting Chungking Express >Not posting In The Mood for Love Why?
>>65 >In The Mood for Love good taste anon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI i love the costumes and camera work, there are some really expressive shots
>>35 >Breathless Eh, I preferred Le Chinoise >8 1/2 Wasn't as into it as everyone I've heard of the movie from seems to be, but that's probably just a taste thing. >Seven Samurai Love this one, not really arthouse though. >Cleo from 5 to 7 Keep trying to torrent this one but there's never any peers >Daisies Love this one. It was probably my first "arthouse" film >Le Samouraï Actually about halfway through this one, gonna finish it tonight. Loving it so far, but it may be because I'm partial to Alain Delon >Un Chien Andalou Love this one as well

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>>35 M, Seven Samurai, The 400 Blows, Bicycle Thieves, La Haine, Three Colors, that's it not much ig

Pre-2000s Mob Kino General Lord Dago 02/02/2022 (Wed) 04:49:55 No. 8 [Reply]
Yup it’s happening What have (You) watched recently? What is your favorite mob kino? (Sopranos is ‘99)
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>>25 What's /rum/?
>>36 >>14 the retro music thread
>>33 Why’d he kill young Chrissy?
>>33 >once upon a time in america Kike fellas was okay (7/10) +1 for Jcon
What’s the deal with the mob flicks? Why one could like em?

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