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simoun anon 07/06/2022 (Wed) 20:14:27 No. 1515 [Reply]

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Amerime anon 02/11/2022 (Fri) 02:55:43 No. 522 [Reply]
Lots of chonners love to make fun of Americans. Well old anime did too. So here's a thread dedicated to those very special anime moments, where writers jap slap lady liberty right on the pussy
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anon 07/04/2022 (Mon) 07:43:04 No. 521 [Reply]
In this thread: Fever dreams.

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Eat Man anon 05/09/2022 (Mon) 08:53:57 No. 505 [Reply]
Trigun, but the storytelling is kino's journey, the MC is kirby, and the women come and go as often as they do in Space Pirate Cobra. Anyone else really enjoy Eat Man? Is the manga worth a read?
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>>515 I feel that EatMan comes off as heavily nihilistic. And so I think the main reason EatMan was so hard to take in is because its nihilistic worldview resides heavily over the story. Although many episode serve as a parable there is no overarching theme or message that the show has to deliver. If anything the episodic nature of the show is used as a way to show the cyclical and meaningless nature of life. All the moments in the anime are quickly forgotten and nothing that happens has any effect on an existing overarching story. As well as this Bolt never really changes at all. Early on they reveal that he was some kind of freak weapon made in a lab, but besides that nothing is revealed about his past and they never mention it again. And besides Bolt all the characters are fairly 2 dimensional and there is never an attempt at making characters 3 dimensional. I'd say there are two types of character in this anime: those who have are driven by their desires and those who have no desire. Mercenaries like Bolt and Heart are people who have lost any desire and so they wander the world acting as tools others can use to achieve their own desires. Yet people like Bolt know first hand that desire is a type of ignorance that only leads to more desire and so on. And this is shown through all the recurring characters whose desire either leads them to suffering or a point at which they only desire more. Bolt helps people achieve their goals, but it is often implied that nothing he does really helps anyone face reality. In one of the last 98 episodes he gives the robots back their memories and lets them continue living on believing they are human. This implies that Bolt does not save anyone, he merely lets them live in their own fantasies, or dreams. I believe this is partly why the program in the episode where the little girl dies says that Bolt is the only one who gets her. Because just as the programs keeps people in a dream Bolt lets others live their own dream. And why when he fails to save the little girl he renounces his title as a mercenary when he failed to keep the little girl in her dream. In the final episode of 97 Bolt is forced to take down the ship that is the dreams of many. The flying ship is comparable to the titanic which was known as the unsinkable ship. In fact the flying ship in Bolt is even explained to be able to keep afloat because of the people who believe in it. The psychocrystal that is its engine is said to feed off of the mental energy that is produced by those who believe in it. Even those who went to destroy it went because they were following their dream of destroying it, which only fed the crystal and explains why no one, but Bolt, a mercenary and master of dreams could destroy it. However by destroying the floating ship Bolt contradicts his own role by destroying the dreams of many, in order so that that one girl can achieve her own dream. And yet the captain explains that it is sometimes necessary the goal which one set at the beginning. Indeed this is true as whenever Bolt gives one person their dream he breaks the dream of another. And in this way Bolt is both the doctor program that keeps people in their dreams and Death who takes people back to reality. This all relates back to the nihilism of the anime as it basically states that reality itself is just a false dream controlled by forces, like Bolt, which make or break dreams, as they see fit. Beings like Bolt understand the meaninglessness of life which is why they are free to wander without being tied down by any of the dreams that others are tied down by. In this sense Bolt only exists for others which is why he himself seems empty.
>>516 >*That it is sometimes necessary to go against the goals that you set at the beginning Sorry I hardly read through this before posting
>>516 Thanks for the write up, that's actually quite interesting and I never saw the anime in this light before. I can respect it a lot more from that. I never really felt any nihilism from the anime, it just felt like a world that's not that different from our own and Bolt was helping random people as the story dictates, but the way you word it actually makes a lot of sense since the episode plots don't really matter it's more about Bolt trying to solve problems to fulfill the dreams of the people he helps.
>>518 I think what you're saying about the setting being similar to the real world is exactly right and partly why I believe it is nihilistic. Because even though the anime takes place in a futuristic world, that at first seems different from our own, somehow its essence is similar enough to the our real world to be boring. But I think this is part of what gives EatMan a nihilistic vibe. It's not trying to take the viewer on an otherworldly adventure, rather the adventure is so founded in reality and humanity that it gets repetitive quick. Maybe part of Eatman's message is that there are no fairy tale like adventures out there, only harsh reality and dreams which deny reality's harshness. Bolt himself says that only someone who has eaten metal while crying can truly know what adventure tastes like.
Truth be told when it comes to these kinds of shonen reading the Manga is the best idea. Lots of things lost in transcription. Specially with those early digital EFX that are frankly puke inducing. Fascinating that stuff like this was contemporary to SE Lain's pure digital production.

anon 06/26/2022 (Sun) 23:43:59 No. 500 [Reply]
Am I stupid or is there no Bubblegum Crisis thread? Priss cute.
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>>500 Both those statements can coexist.
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>best character on the show by a longshot >gets his own spinoff >it sucks I'm still pissed.
>Fires entire mag into a wall while next to a girl who flinches and almost breaks down everytime you shoot it This is the kind of man I want to be. I still have absolutely no idea why he did this in relation to the episode plot.
>>502 >>503 >Filename What?

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Texhnolyze anon 06/17/2022 (Fri) 17:28:22 No. 1518 [Reply]
God, the most boring anime i watched
>most interesting character is only around for the first 10 episodes
>>1520 Thats why episode 10 is titled conclusion.

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/ar/ finds ranchan Admin 06/14/2022 (Tue) 16:05:34 No. 496 [Reply]
Post cool /ar/ related stuff you've found in the wild at yard sales, thrift stores and the like. I was surprised to run across this today.
>>496 Tenchi 2: The search for more money.
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>>496 I've never really looked into buying older anime and manga, it was never really something on my radar. The last thing I did find was probably a Trigun DVD Boxset for £15 back in 2016. It's sadly a USA only DVD but the boxset itself is really cool. Pic related was a listing on Ebay for £125. Can't believe a random impulse buy could be worth so much. I guess I did also buy a Gunsmith Cats Omnibus for £12 back in 2019 but that was at a con. Also, I might as well add that back in 2017-19 there used to be a small Japanese bookshop that seemed to sell tons and tons of manga that was surprisingly unknown in my area. I didn't even know about it until coming across it randomly. You could get really good deals for manga (in Japanese) that I imagine were around the same price it would be IN Japan. I bought a volume of Ten for a friend for £2. I also remember finding a massive Kaiji manga boxset for around £30, looking back I should've bought it since it was brand new. It's sadly gone now and replaced with a bubble tea/karaoke place which I've gone to several times, it depresses me but I guess it was wayyyy too good to be true and still around after I found it.
>>498 I paid 200 bucks for that when it was new. Still go it. Collecting old manga can be fun, but you'll very often run into a problem where most of the volumes can be had for peanuts but then some asshole is trying to charge and arm and a leg for the one or two volumes you're missing.

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anon 05/09/2022 (Mon) 04:50:15 No. 492 [Reply]
Happy Mother's Day, /ar/
>>492 He's having a mental breakdown
>>493 Who
>>493 Who

Nexus clash anon 06/19/2022 (Sun) 20:33:26 No. 489 [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
>>489 Looks neat
>>490 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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anon 02/11/2022 (Fri) 21:16:49 No. 486 [Reply]
What do you guys think of Go Lion?
>>486 idk never watched it. Is it good?
>>486 If one has never seen most super robot shows that came out around the time then this could leave a false impression on Japanese super robot shows, golion had more unusually horror elements