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Radio Requests: August figamin 07/22/2023 (Sat) 04:15:15 No. 252 [Reply]
I'd like to cycle out the music on the radio monthly going forward, since its had it's current library for a long time now. Doesn't have to be anime related or anything, just whatever you like, as long as you can provide a YouTube link or mp3 file and it's not unlistenable.
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Welcome to /media/! ranchan Admin 07/01/2023 (Sat) 14:45:20 No. 90 [Reply]
/media/ is for discussing media not covered in the other boards - art, books. TV, music, and whatever else you like.
Edited last time by ranchan on 07/22/2023 (Sat) 04:19:25.
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>>249 That doesn't sound like it has anything to do with this site. Do you have anything constructive to say or is this just complaining about other sites?

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Golden-Age Ethio-Jazz anon 01/24/2023 (Tue) 18:45:51 No. 246 [Reply]
Ethio-Jazz straight from the 70's golden age. Nothing but classic time after time during this decade and all of this genre's glory is attributed to mulatu astatke. Many contemporary/urban-influenced jazz from Italy also came out during the '70s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbnoPZu4Wp8 if you're into any of let's say yuji ohno's works, I'm pretty sure you'll like what this thread could have in store for you.
Lol I'm an ethio and I hate those old classics, makes me sick
I've never even heard of Ethio-jazz, not that I didn't think there were Ethiopian jazz musicians.

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anon 10/01/2023 (Sun) 02:13:19 No. 305 [Reply]
How does visual elements and aesthethics adds up in an image to be the value it has Or how does the market (of anime) perceive the rules and theories of it Like especially the ones with million traffics and sales What are its keypoints, of building it

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anon 09/24/2023 (Sun) 08:41:06 No. 302 [Reply]
Need explnation, scientific perhaps, on how lines and volumes are placed accordingly Based on the scenes, or the character, or the physics of the scene and the acting/actions So it looks correct, physcally functional, or at least functioning naturally in dynamics
Moved to /media/, post in the proper board next time please

shinobu wikibot 09/04/2023 (Mon) 00:53:10 No. 283 [Reply]
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>>284 wrong shinobu...
>>298 Correct shinobu?
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There can only be one Shinobu.

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Book check anon 07/06/2022 (Wed) 05:04:47 No. 104 [Reply]
What (non-manga) have you anons been reading lately? Post your book, what you think of it, and talk to other anons about what they've been reading! I've been tearing through One Hundred Years of Solitude the past few days, don't know why I put it off for so long; 100% lives up to the hype. People really weren't exaggerating about the incest and shared names though holy shit.
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>>112 Honestly Sanderson makes the most "anime" feeling fantasy I've ever read (this is not a bad thing). I think it's interesting to compare how it raises it's stakes in comparison to homestuck, specifically how Sanderson does it in a better way. He gives all the characters time to breath and interact with each other, and the utterly ridiculously powerful stuff is given enough of a build up before it actually gets screen time. Additionally, every character gets the right amount of screen time. I recall that at the end of each chapter in most of that series, I just wanted to skip to when the narrative would get back to the narrative that was going on. The man knows how to write a chapter that makes you beg for more. Lol just wait until you see link marry the master sword and when king candy comes around.
>>108 here. Been a while since I posted but I thought I'd update for a tiny bit of discussion on here. Over the past year or so I've slowly listened to Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov and The Citadel. All really good books. Won't give a brainlet's analysis of Dostoevsky's work so I'll say what I enjoyed about each. Crime and Punishment was an entertaining book right from the start and I very much enjoyed reading the build up to the murder, the murder itself and the eventual escape. While the delirium afterward was boring it picked right back up again until the ending. Was never a moment I felt really bored by the book although I was spoiled on the ending about halfway through when trying to figure out some themes of the book and meanings behind the characters which annoyed me. My favourite part of the book will always be the chapter that discusses Raskolnikov's idea of the Übermensch and the ordinary person and how the Petrovich discusses this with him how he read his theory in the paper on it and begins to suspect him because of it. Very fun cat and mouse energy while reading. As for Karamazov. I found the first 10 chapter or so excruciatingly boring but once it got to The Great Inquisitor I really enjoyed it since that story was just amazing. After that I found myself really engrossed with the characters and loved how the book went on. A very long book but worth it in the end. Although, I did find the divergence from the main plot about Ilyusha to be strange and somewhat ruined the pacing but I heard it was because he knew it was going to be his last book and wanted to throw all his unused stories in here in some form. The Citadel was a short book and I finished it a week ago. Mainly about a young doctor in 1920's Britain and his life in a small mining town up in Wales. He spends most of his time dealing with how terrible, greedy and under-qualified the other doctors are while trying to actually HELP patients that come to see him. Leading him to help miners bit by bit and become a loved figured in the the small town. Eventually the main character gets married and moves to London to start his own practice but discovers that actually treating patients is not profitable and starts to wonder if he should be a greedy person giving coloured water to patients so they'd all remain sick and keep paying him money. While I wouldn't call it an "eye opening experience" in the slightest, it was a good read to see how it'd make sense for doctors to keep you ill or treat you with placebos as you'd remain ill and keep paying for their services. The most shocking part of the book was when the main character went to assist a supposed surgeon during an operating where he completely failed to do his job and killed the patient while both being described pretty brutally but with a sense of "normality" and "indifference" towards it. Where everyone else in the room is fine with how this is while he's disgusted. It's interesting going from long, (arguably peak) Russian literature to something a bit less nuanced and descriptive with The Citadel. I was surprised that I could tell the difference in quality between the books. It didn't affect how I enjoyed the books though. I just wanted to mention that. Unsure what I'll read next. I've always wanted to read Jules Verne books since a lot of the media I've fell in love with have been based on worlds he has created. From the Earth to the Moon is a pretty short one I might give a shot.
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I recently read a volume of Stanisław Lem that included Fables for Robots and The Cyberiad, it was very fun! It made heavy use of language so it might depend on the translation, but in my language it was very amusing.
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I'm reading Iqbal's Javidnamah. A dream-like fantasy poem where the protagonist is guided by the poet Rumi on a journey through the stars. On his way, he meets the people of various planets, Egyptian Pharaohs, Satan and even Nietzsche. It has this other worldly magical aesthetic combining Asian religious imagery with references to modern events like industrialization, WW1, the rise of Japan or the Russian revolution. Iqbal is mostly forgotten these days and painted as a fundamentalist for his pan-Asianist, pan-Islamic views. Sadly, he was India's last great Persian fiction author. The language would die out a decade or so after he died.
I picked up M.M. Kaye's The Far Pavilions awhile ago. The only work I'd read by her previously was The Ordinary Princess, which I was re-reading when I noticed in the back it said she was actually famous for her historical novels. The local library had The Far Pavilions, so I grabbed it. It's about a boy born to English parents in India in the mid-19th century, except thanks to events he's quickly orphaned and raised by his nurse as an Indian, and then a lot of stuff happens. It's one of those sweeping epics that just follows this guy through his life and gives you an extensive portrait of India and the people living in it during the time period. I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit. It's much more tell than show, but the author does it well, and all the characters feel real. I can't speak for the historical accuracy, but it feels like it was the product of a lot of research. So far it's worth a read if you have any interest in India during the time period.

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anon 09/13/2023 (Wed) 16:28:19 No. 290 [Reply]
I came across this video from 1998 on another site, made for "anime week" on some scifi TV channel, it's pretty cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRR027lJ1-s
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=6e09YL1QUPw Here is one fron 1997 on scifi channel.
>>290 She voiced Ulala from Space Channel 5, as well. Kinda weird how her career was only something like 5 years but in those 5 years she seemed to be pretty big in a small niche of anime and vidya.

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Oldschool Tokusatsu anon 07/25/2023 (Tue) 23:33:25 No. 257 [Reply]
This is probably the very first Tokusatsu thread on this site and no better to start off with the very first toku television hero Moonlight mask/Gekko kamen, we can also discuss other classic heroes as well! Which one is your favorite?
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>>262 For real? Is it on the internet?
>>262 huh, didnt get preserved? what does that mean? doesnt tsuburaya or whatever museum holds ownership of it forever? isnt it historically important piece of footage to supposedly be kept?
>>264 It’s toei, not tsuburaya productions(they didn’t exist as a company until 3 years later) simply put things just end up getting lost, the early days of Japanese television are somewhat vauge. >>263 I think you can look that up
It's possible unmarked reels are lying around somewhere in storage, but who's ever going to find them? Sadly, film and tv preservation is quite bad, even in Western countries, and people only make an effort to hunt down big name stuff. We have found a lot of old 20s movies in third world countries, but since Messenger of Allah was probably never screened outside Japan it's very unlikely. I've always found this series interesting. It comes from a time where Islam/Middle East was this far away and exotic, not all war and terrorism. Hard imaging someone making this kind of stuff nowadays.
>>288 If I were to come up with a modern reimagining I’d have his first opponents be like an ISIS type group and how they’re using a twisted version of their beliefs, then it would be the typical villains criminal groups that would often be featured in the creators works. I know someone(probably an artist from tatsunoko) did a drawing of him if he were to appear in an 80s ani e reboot but I can’t find it

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アヴリルxエヴァンゲリオン 不幸な少女 09/08/2023 (Fri) 10:00:19 No. 287 [Reply]