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It's nearly easter, post bunnies.
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>>668Madoka a cute



for me, its ritsuko


Thoughts on new cutie honey?
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>>663My favorite of all cutie honeys


>>663The best one.


>>663I'm on a big Nagai kick, so maybe I will re-watch it. I enjoyed it the most out of all the Honey iterations. It's nice to see Honey take on a new adventure instead of just a repeat of the manga's scenario with a twist.


Big fan of pretty much everything but the original 70s show. I remember seeing a clip of Shin Cutie Honey at a Rob Zombie concert and that selling me on his music. All around great franchise.


Good visuals but the story is a complete mess. It's the kind of pseudo-sequel where if you haven't seen the original you'll feel like you're missing important back-story, but if you -have- seen the original you'll just be confused the whole time how the two are supposed to fit together.IMO Re is the better OVA Cutie Honey, and F the better 90s Cutie Honey.


So earlier today I was looking up if there was any news on Uru in Blue (hah, no), and found an article from August which mentioned that not only was Royal Space Force getting a 4K 35mm scan released on bluray soon, but that it would also have a theatrical re-release to coincide with this. I looked it up and the bluray is coming out on the 4th of November, but I can't find any more recent sources giving a date or locations for any screenings. Anyone have any more info? I'd really love to see this masterpiece on the big screen and I don't want to miss what's likely my only chance.


>>658You sure it didn't just mean specifically in Japan?


>>659The site says nothing about being just in Japan, and the fact that they specify "Original 1987 Voice Version" seems to indicate that they AREN'T showing a dub, which would be a strange thing to clarify if it was just goint to be shown in Japan.The site: https://v-storage.bnarts.jp/anime/etc-anime/180313/


>>660Maybe look up cinemas around your local area and see which ones showed anime in the past. It could be shown at one of those places?I know there used to be an cinema near my university that showed new anime movies when they released and I'd sometimes go to watch them, saw Lu over the Wall, Night is Short, Promare and Mirai no Mirai there and had a fun time with each of them. Not sure if they showed classics but they might've at some stage.


>>660The "Original 1987 Voice Version" could also mean that they're not doing a redub (or using one if it's already been done) for the new release like what was done with Gunbuster for the theatrical release.


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.
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>>637I find that anime was more consistently high quality in terms of animation quality from about 84 up until about 91 personally, maybe up until 94, and generally 70s and early 80s anime have the strongest storyboarding. There were some major innovations in the 90s, but shows fell back on still images far more, shot composition got a bit less inventive, Shinbo is the person I can think of who really stands out who wasn't already active in the 80s, and before the OVA market collapsed they were pumping out way too many low quality ones, fewer lavishly animated films as well. When TV anime spiked in 98 quite a few of the shows looked kind of bad too. That general level of high quality we were seeing in mid-late 80s TV anime, when the market for it contracted seemed very distant by that point. Keeping a show looking good for almost 100 episodes straight like the did with Maison Ikkoku feels downright impossible for the industry to pull off at any other time.There were some huge accomplishments and overcoming of past restrictions, in the 90s though, like Hamaji's Resurrection, but then in the 80s we had stuff like Be Invoked, Birth and Akira which did the same. A small handful of realist animators definitely reached peak skill level by the mid 90s, Ohira, Iso, Utsunomiya, Inoue, Okiura, but then Kanada school guys like Kanada and Yamashita were doing the same a decade earlier.




>>648That's an interesting proposition.What do you think was the highlight reel of this era?As in, a list of maybe 10 of that era's anime that one ought to see to get what you're talking about...


>>650As in the 80s or 90s? Things like 90s anime breaking down into stills more requires watching lots and lots of TV anime from both decades, so a highlight reel is less applicable there. Or are you wondering what were in my opinion the boundary breaking productions of the 90s?


>>645The first 20 episodes of Ranma are insanely good, it's such a shame that the rest of the chapters are so bad.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7osqmI9OCXo


Does anyone have experience buying cels or other production materials off of ebay/yahoo auctions? I've been contemplating picking one up but it seems like the sort of thing where you could get easily scammed. Any advice?


>>634There's a thread on this already so maybe one of the replies there will help you:https://wapchan.org/ar/res/495.htmlFor ebay I'd say pay attention to the seller's feedback ratings and read the description, not sure about yahoo auctions though since I don't have much experience with them.


>>635Oops, I'm dumb. Thanks anon


Who is she and why is she so cute


Looks like the Ghost in the Shell manga.


>>631Yeah, definitely Ghost in the Shell.I remember a lot of these panels well from so much time staring at them, cause--yeah, Major Kusanagi looks really cute in it.


>>631>>632Thank you


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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Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood StillFor all your sci-fi wuxia superhero anime needs


>>626Roujin Z is probably my favorite anime film too


Zeta Gundam is my favourite anime simple as.


Yu Yu Hakusho.


>>625I just watched this and I'm confused, what are the arguments for Maroko being an actual time traveler vs just a scam artist?


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.


>>612Aesthetically 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


>>610Correction: 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. >>613Yeah, 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.


>>606>Due it's age it lacks in animation sequencesI 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.


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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>>581Pic 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


Maple Town Monogatari


>>581>>584There were some VHS era fansubs that went up to about ep. 13 online, though I'm not sure if they're archived anywhere.


Still waiting for someone to pick up 70s Babel II again.


Remember JJBA OVA?


>>576I 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.


>>576I 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=PLhj4P1yuiEMzIgcXk1rvRYVXsyriQ8XnKThat reminds me, I never finished reading the part 3 manga so I should probably get on that.


>>578I think this episode was directed by Satoshi Kon


>>576I 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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