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Now THIS is a classic.
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>>955Long haired? Yes. Short haired? No.


How did they get away with it??






>>994>male RanmaRidiculous. Akane is a lesbian, just like the person who created her.


You watch your retro anime on a period appropriate CRT, right anon?
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>>939Agreed 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.


>>927No. I'm a retro fan, not a hipster.


>>927No for these reasons:- I'm not a hipster- Both VHS player and CRT tvs take too much space- I don't have a CRT tv anymore- I don't have favorite anime of mine at VHS anymore- I prefer watching anime at my 42 inches tv with said anime being at best quality possible


>>927I've got a late-90s/early-00s CRT that I bought from someone on OfferUp for like $8 (it has a crack on the back of it, but works just fine). N64 and PS1 games look about as good as you remembered they did back in the day on it, and I've got a Blu-Ray/DVD player hooked up to an adapter to an adapter. It's not the optimal way to watch newer stuff (Blu-Ray menus are next to impossible to read on that thing), but there's a nostalgic charm I like about it, especially when watching DVDs or VHSs on it. (Watching the Trigun DVDs on it was a magical experience.) I'm sure I sound like a caveman pleb right now to CRTfriends who know what they're doing, but that's what I've got going on in my room


if you haven't read or watched this you're doing yourself a disfavor, this shit is the comfiest anime ever (except the movie, that's just depressing)


>>924Would you read or watch it? The art makes me want to watch Ranma 1/2.


>>924UY will always be the comfiest anime but KOR is good.


Rem Ayanokoji a cute
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>>912Rem Ayanokoji is a lesbian


>>918Important information, I almost risked watching it before learning this.


>>919Your loss, pal.




Saw this on Heyuri. Would you say this is true?
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>>906Not to mention astro boy was made in 1952 which besides GORT was before most famous 50s movie robots. I think anon is overthinking on What kind of influences were impacted on the industry, entertainment is entertainment.


>>906>>907But I think you're both being a little inattentive here. Anon doesn't actually mention the '50s or anything around the Astro Boy era, so debunking his point in light of that is kind of useless.He seems to be zeroing in on the '80s as the 'start' of modern anime since some still present tendencies first appeared in that era, and from there poses the hypothesis that it was inspired by b-movies from the '50s through to the '70s, which would probably mean all that stuff that came after Astro Boy.It seems like he's saying something like: "The generation of creators who grew up between the 50s and 80s grew up watching sci-fi b-movies and sex comedies and thus took inspiration from them in developing the newer wave of anime starting from the '80s onward, and that influence has lingered on until today"


>>908I would broaden it to American pop media in general, given 80s American action films and Bruce Lee defining FotNS plus other male-demo anime, or the cultural juggernaut of Star Wars showing up in everything. Hell, the homage culture Dirty Pair and Trek has is well documented by Trekkies.


>>908I can kind of agree with what you're saying but still meh. Most of these comparisons hes talking about don't work very well. It's obvious this guy only watches ecchi shit because he treats all of anime like it's only ecchi. He mentions sex comedies, yet explicit sex in anime hasn't been around since the 80s and even the explicit ones were stuff like Wicked City, not comedies. Nowadays the only anime comparable to what hes talking about is ecchi where the most you get is implications and some boobs if youre lucky. Even shonen doesn't go beyond some innuendos or panty shots at most. And I'd say the majority of modern service (that isn't ecchi) is more comparable to stuff before the 80s. I can remember panty shots in 70s stuff like Lupin, Galaxy Express, Gundam, and Ashita no Joe to name some. Anime has always had that light, gratuitous side that isn't ecchi or sex comedy stuff. If anything, the 80s was just a phase of that side and modern ecchi may be inspired by that, but definitely not anime as a whole, which has always been gratuitous (Tezuka was into animal girls ffs). Then there's the examples he provides to support his claims. First, Kimagure Orange Road. Well even that doesn't match because Madoka (the character hes talking about) is a huge anomaly as an anime love interest. She is nothing like your typical modern day anime love interest and so to say shes proof of the connection is negligent because she doesn't even match the typical anime love interest. His second example is how much cyberpunk anime is based off of Streets of Fire. Again, anime has been doing scifi since before B movies (Astro Boy for example). As well as this, cyberpunk anime doesn't exist anymore nor many remnants of it, that could just as easily be remnants of the pre 80s scifi boom. But even in the 80s his claims don't hold very well. You could use pretty much any Western scifi movie as a comparison to 80s anime and, in this case, there exist much better comparisons that don't fit the B movie criteria. For example, Mad Max 2, Blade Runner, 2001 Space Odyssey, etc.. Is it more likely that cyberpunk was inspired by Blade Runner (1981) or Streets of Fire (1984)? Well if you cherrypick Megazone 23 and Bubblegum Crisis as the whole of 80s anime (which he does) it's known that Streets of Fire inspired these two, but even these and many mPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


I'm not so good at sorting thru and putting down my own opinions here, but I think The Notenki Memoirs by Yasuhiro Takeda is a good book to read, for insight: He was a founding member of Gainax and grew up in the era under discussion. Here's an excerpt:"When I was a kid, I don’t think I was quite the geek I am now.As far back as I can remember, television was always a part of home life. The same goes for comic magazines like Shonen Magazine and Shonen Sunday, which made their debut in this world long before I did. Since much of the anime and manga of my formative years leaned toward sci-fi themes and settings, that genre became (and remains) my favorite. I was drawn in by the strange and powerful lure of futuristic stories—the future seemed so sublime, and filled me with longing. For a kid in those days, this kind of thinking was par the course. But there were plenty of fun things to do besides watching TV and reading comics, and I certainly didn’t spend my entire childhood wrapped up in anime and manga.In fact, there was really only one difference between other kids of that era and myself—I liked reading novels. I’ve already forgotten what sparked that interest, but it was in the fourth grade or so when I became an avid reader. While other kids were running around the schoolyard, I was running back and forth to the library. (I don’t think it was a time when you bought the books you liked—if you wanted to read one, you just went to the library.) I was hooked on sci-fi and mystery. Of course, the stories I read were adapted for gradeschoolers, and I simply devoured them. To name a few, there were titles like Lupin and Sherlock Holmes, and authors like Arthur C. Clarke⁠⁠3 and Robert A. Heinlein⁠⁠4—sci-fi novelists from the mid-’60s, whose works were considered required reading. That’s not to say I didn’t read other works. I explored almost every aisle of the library… with the result that I became a library assistant by the time I was in the fifth grade, simply because I could stay there for hours on end. All I ever wanted was just a little more time to read. Looking back on it now, my only regret is that I never sought out anyone to share in my little world."Interesting to note that he namedrops Robert Heinlein as 'required reading', so maybe the Heyuri guy isn't so far off as he seems. But I'd have to read the whole book to really get it.You can find it here:Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


This anime was incredibly good. I am surprised nobody really talks about it especially with other adaptations of Treasure Island being dug up because of recent memes.
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Treasure Island's great. I watched it with some friends back in 2021 and it's just so....fun. It's just got this great sense of adventure and every episode just flew by. I love that Jim has a leopard cub and that Benbow grows up so at the end Jim is just this guy walking around with a leopard like it's totally normal. And it's got my favorite Long John Silver in media. I'm going to pick up the official release for sure, I hope it gets more people watching it.


>>890I also have a real soft spot for child main characters when they are done right and Jim was definitely done right.It was an extremely surprising series since it did so many things that I wouldn't expect to see in a story based on an old adventure book like a morally gray antagonist who kind of wins in the end or most of the conflicts being battles of wits. I was fully expecting it to be cheesy swashbuckling action like those old pirate movies my great grandparents used to watch.Silver is quite possibly my favorite anime antagonist of all time. I am definitely going to have to read the book some time soon.>what recent memesThose soviet Livesy memes have led to some people in the animation community digging up other weird European Treasure Island adaptations and reevaluating stuff like Treasure Planet.


>>892Treasure Planet is incredibly bizarre and half the time I couldn't make sense of what I was watching, but I have to give them some props for that ending.


I've had the show on my radar for ages; where I'm from (Arabia) it was extremely popular. Even saying it's popular doesn't even begin to scratch the surface. Weird anecdote: my dad's an amputee so all his friends call him Long John Silver because of this anime.


>>892Yeah, and not too long ago I watched the muppets rendition, still funny after all these years


It's time to play the retro otaku famous sport, finding old Japanese web pages! Now these days, various search engines have been filtering these pages, making them harder to find, but if you know a thing or two about old anime/doujin circles, this shouldn't be a challenge for /ar/.Do pixelly oekaki scribbles make you blush? Does finding dithered old .MAG anime CGs make you cum? Then take note of these examples to find these types of images on your local search engine >"index of" ~[insert generic japanese nickname here]>"index of" ~[insert old PC model here]>CG [insert 90s anime or 90s anime character name], "ne.jp", 1998.03.05 (this date is just an example, any date between the early 90s-early 00s will give you results)Voila! You've done it. Now contribute to the thread with your various findings. Happy hunting, /ar/.
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Instructions unclear somehow I am here. Send help OP


Would Yandex yield far more results?


>>882share where you found those, please!


I found these Higurashi-themed sites from the otaku documentary in >>877https://web.archive.org/web/20070216204535/http://www.geocities.jp:80/loosedogtom/higurashi/higurashi.htmlhttps://poopingpenis.web.fc2.com/higurasi/ (mirrored from trapmaster.topaz.ne.jp/higurasi/, I had a feeling it wouldn't last long, so thankfully I had the good conscience to save it since the Internet Archive didn't)


>>887 (me)actually, it's still up, my browser just redirected it to HTTPS by default, so it wouldn't load


No Matsumoto thread? Sad.Discuss his anime here: Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999 (what I've been watching recently), hell, even that Interstellar 5555, the Daft Punk concept film he did.I'm a fan of his stuff, great storyteller and a great artist to boot. His designs are extremely nice (my favorite of which was Emeraldas's design), pic related.
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>>875Captain Harlock became one of my favorite anime characters after I finished the 1978 TV Show and I really liked Arcadia of my Youth.Right now I think I have around 30 episodes left until I'm done with GE999 and it's been amazing,I can't wait to see how it ends and to rewatch the movie.


>>877The episode/arc where Harlock shows up is the best part imo. It's got new OST, punished Maetel, Harlock badassery, and an Arcadia cameo.


>>878That’s some heavy maetel for an episode



I always want to watch his stuff but get filtered whenever these abominations appear.It's not like he can't draw normal characters either.


What's everyone's favorite episode of Patlabor? For me it's a tossup between one of the goofier episodes like the ones where they go into the gator labyrinth and SV2's Longest Day from the original OVA.
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>What's everyone's favorite episode of Patlabor?The episode where Shinobu and Gotou stayed in a hotel and the one where they parody Ultraman.


>>870kek that's a good one


>>853I quite liked the one where the team have to go to retraining and Goto decides to fuck with them by staging a fake ghost haunting.


I tried watching the TV series, but I just couldn't stay with it. There first few episodes were all just a bunch of "funny" things happening, with no real overarching story arch. Is the whole thing just one lame comedy gag after another or is there a point where things start to get interesting?


>>873An overarching plot does develop, but if you don't like the comedy I wouldn't bother. Patlabor (TV) is a comedy first and foremost.


Who digs giant robots?
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>>843He’ll yeah


>>843He’ll yeah


>>848>>849Oh shit it got confused by the new capcha system and I thought I had to do it multiple times and the first image did pop up previously. Sorry for the repeat



>>843who doesn't?

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