What 20th century anime are you watching?
I watched They Were 11, which had the best food fight in anime.
I've never seen Nadia on one of /a/'s recommended anime charts. Is it not well liked?
None right now, but I finished Ashita no Joe anime a while ago (when HS conveniently released AnJ2 after Saizen finishing AnJ1).
It was reall fucking good. Apart from a couple of dumb fights (Harimau), it still had the best story in a sports anime I've ever seen. Some of the most solid writing overall, too.
I've been watching a lot of Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Zeta Gundam lately.
And too new for this thread technically, although in terms of manga it'd still count, Major.
This board probably hates me.
I'd say so. NSN, BB and other series are still one of the best hentais even today. But this is a topic for /h/, so let's keep it SFW.
ot: I'm thinking of rewatching HnK, also considering streaming it.
It's so fascinating to me how back in the day they were able to draw such amazing anime, just look at Spriggan or Akira. The artstyle is so raw and nostalgic, I don't understand why they dropped it. What the fuck Japan, now I need to rewatch some 90s action anime, because there is literally nothing as of late that even comes close to these shows. Unless you like a teenage MC who has a special superpower and cares about his friends.
Not necessarily. I disagree with the quality from half of the chart but if you want a crash course, these are anime that were popular and well met around the 20th century regardless of how I feel about them plus some of my favorites:
Hajime no Ippo
Great Teacher Onizuka
Anything Studio Ghibli
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Hunter x Hunter
Anything Initial D
Ghost in the Shell
Yu Yu Hakusho
Iga no Kabamaru
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Vampire Hunter D
Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Rose of Versailles
Future Boy Conan
Anything World Masterpiece Theater
Anything Crest/Banner of the Stars
Anything Dragon Ball
Shonan Junai Gumi
Kimagure Orange Road
Anything City Hunter
She and Her Cat
Daicon III and IV
Kodomo no Ocha
Now and Then, Here and There
Serial Experiments Lain
Vision of Escaflowne
Anything You're Under Arrest
Ah! My Goddess
Mahoujin Guru Guru
Anything Lodoss War
Legendary Gambler Tetsuya
Fusha no Man
Happy Birthday Inochi Kagayaku Toki
Wings of Honneamise
Martian Successor Nadesico
Sakigake!! Otoko Juku
Anything Go Nagai
Space Adventure Cobra
Boys Over Flowers
That would be my chart
Slowly rewatching Slam Dunk and I just started Lady Georgie
Also, I there's an anime I saw as kid that I'm trying to remember, if any of you could help it would be great.
It had very old school shoujo art it was probably from the 70's, one episode was about a young girl or boy who was very weak or disabled, the kid had a huge dog, maybe a Sn Bernard, who was always with him/her. So near the end of episode there's a fire at the kid's house, they can't escape and the dog protects the kid with his body until they manage to get out and it ends with the dog dying from the burns. Childhood trauma right there. Does it ring any bells to anyone?
Literally the only anime I watched (and probably will ever watch) from this chart is Gunbuster. I watched a couple episodes of these when I was 5 or 6, but I don't actually remember anything from them (Slayers, Escaflowne, Cobra, Gao Gai Gar)
I'm probably gonna pick up GiTS soon, finally got around to watching Akira earlier this month. Which makes me want to pick up the mango since apparently it's tons more crazy
I recently finished Aim for the Ace and its movie. I want to watch more of this series, but i can't find any subs. Are there absolutely no english subs for Aim for the Ace 2 and Final Stage?
I asked because I had a glimpse of Krauser dying which was the only Fatal Fury scene I saw on TV as a child.
But that's what I expected knowing I was baka kid that was easily impressed.
I'm still watching Future Boy Conan and I'm reading Kiseijuu. Both are pretty great so far.
Last night I watched Night on the Galactic Railroad. It was fantastic. Once I finished it I order the novel.
Yeah, I'd love to check out more of his work. I downloaded adaption on BakaBT that came up when I searched his name
I'm watching Macross for the first time. This anime has aged beautifully, and the plot is quite interesting, I look forward to every episode. It's also comedy gold.
Yesterday i watched Lupin III: Walther P38,damn that was a good one.
>This anime has aged beautifully
Just wait. I love Macross, but it's QUALITY makes early Sunrise look like Van Gogh. It's the only series where the animation quality almost caused me to drop it. I'm glad I didn't, but I came close.
After the mediocre mess that was Arion, I didn't expect much from Yasuhiko as a director.
But Venus Wars was surprisingly good. Well, aside from those scenes with regular animation over live-action backgrounds, I don't know what the fuck was up with those.
The foreigners in S2 are cracking me up. Kinda sad I'm going to see TMS confirmed for bros in context in less than 20 episodes
also Kiyoshi Suga is a great addition.
Giovanni's Island was pretty good.
>Well, aside from those scenes with regular animation over live-action backgrounds
I thought those were neat, at least as an experiment. Check out Giant Gorg if you want to see Yas direct a series. It's one of my favorites.
I liked Arion better than Venus Wars. Sometime before the Kurtz bike race VW just starts feeling like two separate movies without even delving into the second part of the manga. Crusher Joe is also a bit too long for its content while Arion mostly feels like one solid piece.
Won't have any time to watch anything with classes starting next week, but I'd be interested in picking up Ashita no Joe, possibly GaoGaiGar. Watched some of the Macross movies when I was a kid, tempted to watch the full series. Record of the Lodoss War sorta sounds familiar.
What would you all say were some must watch ones?
>Won't have any time to watch anything
I find this kind of hard to believe, even working and attending college I still managed to find time to keep up with seasonal shows and watch something or other from backlog.
Started rewatching Rayearth last night, mostly because I couldn't decide what to get off my backlog. Guess this thread's a good spot to narrow things down.
Does anyone have a chart of anime movies from this time period? Alot of good memories from late night tv as a kid but i never remember the names from that long ago.
All of those shows are either kiddy shit or directed/written awfully.
Especially for Matsumoto, the shows are so drawn out and rely only on atmosphere. The Cockpit is the only good thing he's done.
Being an important piece of history doesn't make a show good.
I don't like them either frankly.
But the chart is just the favorites of a handful of anons who just happened to be online when it was done.
The right way to get into old anime is
>Watch an old thing you like
>Check the staff
>Watch other things they've done
That's how you get through a million things while finding relatively obscure stuff you might otherwise overlook in favor of mediocre popular things.
I can assure you I've seen more shows and know much more of this stuff than you do.
That's pretty much how I do it usually. Or recommendations from people who I can trust.
I laughed real hard at what happened to the instructor.
>died on his way back to his home planet
> anime expert (seen 461 anime titles
Okay, done. I added [N[/A] to future telecline releases that I'm unsure of being upscales, fixed some dates.
I'm not the original author, just a random guy. I'll create a random account though, so you guys can keep track of future updates. User is SDF-Geist.
I'd beg to differ, Apollo saved it and then the movie
says a gigantic FUCK YOU to greek bad ends for the sake of bad ends.
>mostly because I couldn't decide what to get off my backlog.
I usually spread my seeds wide when looking for new things to watch, start watching a whole bunch of stuff and just letting myself get hooked into whatever interests me the most.
I'm watching Gundam at the moment. I'm enjoying it a lot more than I expected.
I agree with your point I have seen some godawful taste on MAL in people that have seen a ridiculous amount of anime but saying that anyone could take that screenshot of any MAL and post it here.
I understand what you want to say. Let me address it so we can quickly get it out of the way and continue actually discussing anime in this thread.
If one has seen 461 titles by simply watching 75 titles per year from 2008 to 2014, I wouldn't call him an expert either. In contrast, if the majority of those 461 titles has been carefully selected and researched, 400+ titles will allow one to form expert opinions on the subject (given reasonable intelligence & academic perception).
Also, I've seen more than 461 titles because every now and again I forget to update my lists. 461 is simply the confirmed number of fully completed titles. In reality, I've probably seen more than 500 or 550.
>In reality, I've probably seen more than 500 or 550.
That's still quite a low count.
Recently finished the First Stage of Initial D, loved it. Now I'm on Fourth Stage and it feels like nothing can compare to the First Stage. Second, Third, and Fourth aren't nearly as good.
Also watching Lain and honestly don't get the appeal.
Not a troll. You can test me by asking me a few questions or pick a topic of your liking that you want to discuss. You will see that I'm a reasonable poster. Admittedly, the length of my..handle will inevitably call for attention. I give you that.
Good outlook to have.
I think the actual idea was "Who the fuck doesn't know about Gundam?"
But there's no point to your handle because 461 doesn't mean anything, neither does anime expert The only actual thing with real information is that you mention you saw The World's Strongest last.
I love CCS but there's a huge difference between how well known CCS, Macross, Lupin and AnJ is compared to Gundam.
500 or 550 titles is, let me quote you, "quite a low count"?
Your view is an extreme one. Because if 500 is low, then what is 50? 200? 400?
10-30 somewhat of an interest
50-100 anime fan
100+ degrees of hardcore fan
But let's agree to disagree, because I don't want to waste time arguing with extremist views.
Watched Episode 1. That was awesome.
>Your view is an extreme one. Because if 500 is low, then what is 50? 200? 400?
They're all low, I don't know how you can say otherwise. I think your view is extremist if you think 100+ is any sort of upper limit.
You are right, there is not much to my handle. 461 titles can mean 461 anime movies or 461 series, each with 52 episodes. But: I never said my handle is of importance.
Also, is there a point to your handle "Anonymous"? This board gives us the option to fill out the form with a custom handle or not. I did, big deal.
1974 is better by a huge margin.
Watch 2199 after for the fapbait, though.
2199 is better by a huge margin since the animation and direction aren't shit. Also, fapbait.
I do hope we get more of 2199 since the ideas of the original show are good, they were just executed badly.
>Admittedly, the length of my..handle will inevitably call for attention. I give you that.
>2199 is better by a huge margin since the animation and direction aren't shit.
Do NOT listen to this anon, the direction in 2199 is shit compared to the old one and they also try to cram far too many subplots into 2199 because they aren't just taking from Yamato S1, they are pulling from S2 etc.
While this sounds good on paper (more ideas, more interest) it fails to pull it off in any meaningful way and only distracts attention from everything.
Watch 2199 after you have watched the original.
The direction is leagues above the old one. There are some hiccups in the writing though and some bad episodes, but overall 2199 is so much better.
Fucking nostalgiafags thinking that classic shows can do no wrong.
'badly compressed because they took from the entire Yamato storyline instead of just the Iscandar plot which ultimately led to that huge battle with Domel feeling rushed and sidelined with Yuki's shit.'
'took away important roles that the original characters played in favour of spotlighting their new fapfuel girls'
'analyzer never did anything'
'no real feeling of time pressure, how often did you see "X DAYS UNTIL HUMANITY DIES" at the end of an episode? like twice.'
'no relationship between Kodai/The Captain, this ties back into the fapfuel girls taking up subplot slots'
'crew wasn't as awesome as in the original, this is a no-brainer seeing as how once again the fapfuel girls need time for their subplots so the time given to these gets squished, by the end they were really the A-team with kodai subbing in for the captain but in 2199 this wasn't present.'
Nope, been here since 2004, with a few very long breaks. But if that (less than 300 titles = not taken seriously) is really the general consensus here on /a/ and not just your opinion, then yeah, I may have to adjust my view. But I doubt that's the consensus here. Maybe the view of a few hardcore anime fans.
Someone who has seen 2000 anime titles could say
-anything less than 1500 is low
-2000 is mid
-4000 is high
But is he right? From his extremist point of view maybe yes. From the POV of the general populace no. I say: a count of 100 titles can be considered very high from a general POV. General POV as in normal people. After 100, a creative mind can of course define his own degrees of hardcore, but I lack the time for that.
>What 20th century anime are you fapping to?
Currently it's Video Girl Ai, I've got a thing for babes in tight 90's style jeans.
Of course the manga is much better and more fappable, but still...
Your entire viewpoint seems to stem the average person as the baseline for what you think the norms should be considered. Do you only hold this view because you have seen only 461 titles?
100 - go back to Narutofan
200 - go back t Crunchyroll
300 - go back to your high school anime club
400 - go back to Reddit
500 - Maybe you're okay for /a/
600 - You're on /a/ too much
700 - Get a job, you leech
1000+ - How's Hogwarts, Senpai?
Including dropped series, I'm at more or less 600 and I -still- consider myself low tier.
>shitheels actually try to submit that 2199 was better than the original Yamato in anything other than fapbait/animation consistency category
Why /a/? Why do some people here just have so much shit taste?
>they then try to submit that it's just nostalgiafags
I saw the original and 2199 within a year of eachother. Why do these people have such shit taste?
Not that Anon, but I found Arion pretty decent.
Yeah you're kinda right that CJ was a bit long for its content but at least it managed to be a pretty
funride for me.
VW I really liked, though I think the manga's worth checking out as well.
One thing for sure is that all three have pretty good animation.
Let's say this board has a 2000 unique visitors per week. Do you really think the majority of them (i.e. all those who participate in
-current season anime threads
-moe/pantsu/ecchi anime threads
hold the view that any poster with less than 300 titles seen can't be taken seriously?
I think you will agree with me that the majority of all visitors of this board (51%) has not seen more than 300 titles and therefore does not hold this extreme view.
There was a MAL list thread recently. 9 out of 10 lists had less than 200 completed anime titles. See where I'm going?
The average dictates the norm. Ask yourself if you really think that the majority of this board's visitors considers a number of 200, 300 or 400 to be a low number. I think you'll realize I'm right, dude.
>There was a MAL list thread recently. 9 out of 10 lists had less than 200 completed anime titles. See where I'm going?
The kinds of people who respond to those threads and have MAL tend to have low powerlevels?
I'll cut my replies on this topic shorter.
Nope, I think most posters & visitors on /a/ have seen less than 150 anime titles. As such, they don't share your view.
500 = "maybe" ok for /a/
and 600 = "on /a/ too much"?
What kind of a curve is that? At least make a more linear curve.
>has not seen more than 300 titles and therefore does not hold this extreme view.
Just because you haven't seen 300 titles doesn't mean you cannot think it isn't low.
>The average dictates the norm.
See the above. I think the average person who visits /a/ has not seen nearly enough anime, including yourself and myself.
>There was a MAL list thread recently. 9 out of 10 lists had less than 200 completed anime titles. See where I'm going?
I've seen more than 200 titles but I wouldn't post my MAL list anyway. I imagine a lot of us don't go near MAL threads anyway. They're just fuel for shitposting.
I think 2-300 is an alright number. I don't consider myself anything close to an expert, but not a complete pleb either.
I didn't think anyone would take that list word for word.
In any case, whenever the discussion arises concerning an acceptable watch list for posting on /a/, the community at large (as portrayed the three people posting in each thread) has consistently come to agree that ~300 is a decent base. These threads have appeared more than a couple times over the years, so I imagine that this is more than simple coincidence.
But those numbers are too low for me so I stay on IRC and generally refrain from posting here.
I'm watching the original now and, while I have not formed an opinion yet, right now I like how 2199 fixed some dumb shit from the original, like Gamillas changing their skin color halfway through for no reason, Dessler saving Yamato etc.
For another example, right now I'm at Domel's last stand, where he deploys the carriers.
In 2199 Yamato previosly managed to bypass the brunt of Gamillas fleet which explains their poor defense afterward. On top of that it was made clear that upper echelons wanted him dead, so they gave him a ragtag group of 2nd category soldiers.
In original nothing like that happened, and they keep talking about how this battle will "determine his homeland's future", which makes the fact that they gave him only like 5 ships, considering the amount of troops they've sending at Yamato before, seriously weird.
>>Just because you haven't seen 300 titles doesn't mean you cannot think it isn't low.
I see now. So even if you yourself have seen e.g. 700 titles you will say that 500 or even 700 is a low, and 400 quite a low number. So then nobody or only a few statistical outliers have in fact seen many titles, according to your logic. I don't know many people who would agree with your logic, but hey, let's conclude this discussion. :)
>>See the above. I think the average person who visits /a/ has not seen nearly enough anime, including yourself and myself.
That's up for discussion and to each and everyone's priorities in life. But calling a number 400 titles "quite low". Sorry dude, you yourself know that that's either hyperbole or an extreme point of view. But let's stop. I said I wouldn't argue with what I consider extremist views and I unfortunately did. Let's stop deriling this thread!
Rose of Versailles was the last retro anime I watched and it was absolutely fantastic. I could've finished it in a week but I took my sweet time with it since I wanted to savour it. As for my next retro show it's going to be SDF Macross maybe or Zeta Gundam.
Also wanted to check just to see if I had everything Leiji Matsumoto has done? I know I am missing a couple shows and they are series two and three of Yamato. I don't have those due to lack of space on my 2TB and I have everything Harlock in my Harlock folder save for the new CGI film.
Give Fist of The North Star a try, even if you've watched the anime, the manga is different in a few minor ways. The art has aged well, the scans online aren't great later on in the series, but by that point you won't give a fuck because you're too drawn in.
You're missing quite a few Leiji shows. Check wikipedia/wikia/IMDB/Leijiverse for complete lists all of his works. I started collecting all of his stuff a few years ago, but have been too busy in real life to really complete the collection.
I think I might just buy another hard drive so I can put my Leiji, Gundam and Macross shows onto one place.
I advise it too. Been reading it as well lately since I heard while the anime is supposedly good they don't really adapt it all and it's just really fun to read. Don't over think a lot of the stuff since it's just a series where you have to turn your brain off to fully enjoy it.
Feel free to drop it after the last Ken vs Raoh fight since I don't think it's as good past there and it should've ended there because this storyline after with the emperor just isn't as engaging as the previous arcs.
I'm watching Lost Universe on and off. The lead's voice is annoying, but Hayashibara and Hiiragi Mafuyu(?) are amazing. The show itself is -alright-. Picked it up because I heard it's the same universe as Slayers, so the lack of Dragon Slaves is terribly disappointing.
Oh, and Gun/Diebuster suck.
I had to watch this shit six or seven times each while TLC/QCing the Bluray rips.
I'm comparing myself to a community of hardcore BD rippers who're all far and above the 1000 count. It's become my general standard, but there are a few people offline I willingly engage in discussions with despite their sub-100 lists.
>Dessler saving Yamato etc.
What? How is that dumb? That's incredibly integral to the character they were presenting for Dessler.
> like Gamillas changing their skin color halfway through for no reason
I don't think that's something that's particularly dumb, just an animation change.
>In original nothing like that happened, and they keep talking about how this battle will "determine his homeland's future", which makes the fact that they gave him only like 5 ships, considering the amount of troops they've sending at Yamato before, seriously weird.
Better off sending a small but extremely solid force with somebody like Domel commanding to finish the Yamato rather than a big, sluggish, force.
Domel also nearly fucked the Yamato in the original, don't forget. Compare how damaged and fucked the Yamato was in the original to 2199. Big fucking difference.
The interaction between Domel and Okita when he contacts the Yamato has far more emotion and soul in it than in 2199, let's not forget the fact that 2199 completely guts out Sanada's moment to shine by replacing him with their new fanfic character to defuse the bomb (why was an intelligence officer defusing the bomb over a top-tier engineer like Sanada?)
2199 has incredibly appealing girls but it comes off more as fanfic, they also soil Dessler in 2199 by making him a politician and not an almighty dictator that he used to be.
400 series is low. If you think otherwise you need to get a clue about how much anime is out there.
I would honestly only throw the "anime expert" title at somebody who has done the 10,000 hour rule for anime and would accept 1,000 titles as the moderate number by which all anime enthusiasts should at the very least strive for.
Not the worst I've seen but I agree, it was shit-tier in everything except the animation.
I watched the three feature length movies instead of the series, as I heard that the series had a fair bit of filler, ad stuff for the toys, ect, plus they were better animated and with a bigger budget. Did I do the right thing? Personally I thought the first two hours of the first film were, trying, shall we say, but then suddenly once all the exposition was taken care of it picked up magnificently and I was hooked all the way to the end. Anyone else care to comment on the movies?
Do you guys seriously care that much about powerlevels and being considered an ''expert''? I just watch thing and try to have as much fun as I can.
I pay heed to it only if somebody else brings it up.
To be honest I still don't fully understand what I watched, just seemed like they threw every shounen story together and said
>"FUCK IT THE EXPLOSIONS WILL HELP COVER UP THIS MESS!"
This film was the biggest let down I really thought I was in for a akira meets ghost in the shell.
I might just be, hahaha.
Some friends of mine recommended loads of Kawajiri anime, so now I'm going through it and loving it.
Do it. Do it today.
The Ghost in the Shell movie is still my favorite anime of all time.
It mightn't become yours (very spread-out pacing, minor bit of navel-contemplation), but it's beautiful to look at and has some very solid action scenes. Excellent atmosphere, cool characters, and the Major's tits.
Ninja Scroll is ace. Quick, brutal fights, really fucked-up atmosphere, generally badass in every way.
Bubblegum Crisis is so fun on a rewatch.
Really love the soundtrack too. It's probably one of my favourites.
I watched Sword of the Stranger the other day and watching Ninja scroll so soon might be a good idea considering they seem like similar movies. I might just watch Ghost in the Shell tonight then save Ninja Scroll for tomorrow. Lately been trying to see more anime films compared to the number of series i've seen.
None except for ZZ. I have a vivid memory of watching all of them still.
Also, shouldn't early 2000s be considered 'vintage' as well? I tried watching some shows from 2005 even, and it feels ancient as fuck. That old 4:3 aspect ratio and blurry lines everywhere
Movie critics watch a lot of movies compared to normal people. But compared to the number of movies "out there" they have, of course, seen jack shit. As such, it makes more sense to compare their viewing behavior to the one of other people.
I'm talking statistics man. Check out these threads:
How many anime titles do you think the average contributor in those threads has seen? Then think how much of a percentage of every visitor of /a/ has seen more than 200 titles. If you think that the average /a/ visitor has seen more than 150 titles, you're seriously deluding yourself.
If 80% of /a/ has seen less than 150 titles, anything over 300 is a lot. And not "low". Even if 1% has seen 1000 anime titles.
I don't know if you go to college or not. Ask your statistics professor or play with excel graphs.
I'd prefer to keep this discussion kept on anime.
>I'm talking statistics man.
You are but you are also assuming that because the average person has seen 300 series they consider that 300 to be whatever you want them to see it as.
>If 80% of /a/ has seen less than 150 titles, anything over 300 is a lot. And not "low". Even if 1% has seen 1000 anime titles.
I disagree, it's low and most people probably haven't thought about how much they have seen. Anybody who thinks 300 titles is a lot is misguided.
Just because 150 is the norm doesn't mean 300 is high. The vast majority who have seen the 150 surely realise that both 150 and 300 are low. All these statistics prove is that /a/ has seen too little anime and should probably watch more if they are genuinely enthusiastic about it.
I blasted through Touch in a week recently and loved every second of it. Now I'm working my way through Lupin III, and I think I'm going to start on some of Leiji Matsumoto's stuff once I'm done.
Are you me? I watched this last night as well, and the first thing I did was order the novel. The movie really was fantastic. My jaw dropped when I realized
Campanella had been dead from the moment he got on the train, and that's why he was wet.
That's somewhat depressing.
There's no way that you can go on /a/ and figure that the majority has any appreciation or respect for anime when it is solely used as an escapist medium by over half the posters. No one is serious about their Japanese girl cartoons except when it comes to having trivial arguments over some seasonal show, which they will then immediately disregard once it is done airing
You're talking about a standard, arbitrarily set by the 1-3%.
I'm talking about what is statistically "low" or "high".
Bill Gates earns a couple of hundred millions per year.
An average banker earns, let's say, 200k per year.
Most people, that is 99% earn <50k per year.
You are saying that 200k is not a lot?
400k is not a lot?
Did i told you that i generally don't watch moeshit or shit in general ?
I know a lot of people that watched 900 and even more series, but they also watch 25 or more series per season.
I think most people (I'm not talking about the vocal minority) think 400 shows is a lot, too much even.
Most people here (I'd say 90%) stay on /a/ for 4-5 years, watch about 100 shows, then stop coming here. That's the statistical majority.
Not yet 150 here, but in my defense, I only started watching anime when Panty&Stocking became a hit at /co/. That was 4 years ago.
Not to open another can of worms, but even with such a low power-level, I already feel I hit the borders of my preferred genres, making it increasingly hard to find anything that fits my tastes. Make me wonder how people manage to watch 1000+ shows without being complete omnivores who devour anything regardless of fitting tastes or quality.
I don't even watch seasonal anime, I wait for BDs for most things or just some things to finish up before marathoning. Seems much better this way for me seeing as how I can dish out any 1 cour anime in a day if I like it since 1 cour is only about 4 hours rather than spending 13 weeks watching it.
I don't think people have to be serious about anime, just that we'd all enjoy it at the very least. The trivial arguments over some seasonal show which you'll forget about once it's done? Sure, why not, that's just another facet to anime you can have fun in. Personally I don't participate in those threads.
The 1000+ watchers most likely choose to expand their horizons. I'd advise a divide and conquer mindset to watching new stuff that isn't exactly in your preferred, watching 1 to 3 episodes from a lot of different series and just letting yourself be hooked on whatever interests you the most. And if nothing interests you? So be it.
>me wonder how people manage to watch 1000+
First case:Those people really watch anime for escapism so they watch every shit to keep their minds occupied.
Second case: They don't care about quality that much and just gobble everything.
>I think most people (I'm not talking about the vocal minority) think 400 shows is a lot, too much even.
Who thinks this except for you because you want to feel that 461 is a lot?
It's really not.
So was I. People who are genuinely dedicated to watching anime are not picking things based on if the plot looks like it interests them or if it is a genre they are interested in. It becomes closer to studying.
>The 1000+ watchers most likely choose to expand their horizons. I'd advise a divide and conquer mindset to watching new stuff that isn't exactly in your preferred, watching 1 to 3 episodes from a lot of different series and just letting yourself be hooked on whatever interests you the most. And if nothing interests you? So be it.
That actually sounds like good advice.
I guess I'm already doing that, exploring new territories, and my tastes aren't THAT one-sided. Still, of the original chart I can already cancel anything that's even remotely shonen - so three or four whole columns, which alone account for an estimated 70-80% of all anime.
It's rather hard to get a decent powerlevel when you're sucker for Iyashikei and SoL comedy...
Being casual about anime is fine and all just realise there are some people who watch lots of all sorts because their enjoyment is gained through learning about the medium as a whole and not just using it as cheap disposable throw away entertainment.
Movies and specials that act as a companion to a TV series also blow up anime lists
I'm watching this [spoilers]for the first time/spoilers]
But i watched anime from every genre anon, just not every single series.
Calm your tits, i like anime and i respect it as any other media, people nowadays try to stuff themselves a little too much.
Given the massive initial investments in time and money that I'd have put in, I'd say $200k is decent. Nowhere near the top, but comfortable.
Would I really want to compare myself to shithead sperglords who only make fifty or less? I wouldn't even associate with them if I had the choice.
That's why I don't attend the uni anime club.
My brother started watching anime a few months ago. At first he said slice of life was stupid and unfunny, but I started him on a few and he's in love with it now.
People who've seen more are, in my experience, more likely to have a greater appreciation for things, or at least they're less likely to blindly hate on others. This is why quantity is important to me.
Anyone else think it's funny how stuff from the 70s and 80s looks a million times better then anime from the early 00s? It really shows just how bad computer generated anime is compared to hand drawn shows.
just look at some old newsgroups post, here is one from 1996.
Since there are a lot of oldfags in this thread, have you tried to go somewhere besides /a/, and how was it .
been here since 04
After Anno gets kicked off it just tanks, its not a spoiler or something that happens in the story, just the author of the manga didn't like what Anno was doing with the show so had him removed.
>have you tried to go somewhere besides /a/
Before /a/ even existed i have been on some forums in
italy, always people from age 20 and up.
Not bad honestly, they had good tastes and there were also a bunch of lolifags even at the time ( at the times i was creped out a little).
But after getting in touch with this website i just continued to keep in touch with some members of said group via chat and nothing more.
I'm mostly tired of the "teenager who's a loser, but somehow a prodigy at everything or 2DEEPFURU personality shit"
I'll still watch them if they're good, but would it kill Japan to have an adult protagonist that isn't a SoL Comedy?
The backgrounds and HAND DRAWN animation were nice, sad story and all that though.
It really isn't a matter of how many series you have seen to not care. Too many people on /a/ limit themselves to what is airing or what anons say is good and there's a lot of school setting with teen protagonists in the titles that come up. It's overexposure that makes them react violently and can easily be remedied by dabbling in a bit of everything.
So, I'm about to download LOGH from Bakabt, and I was wondering which release to get, the 30 gigabyte one or the 44. There's a lot of talk in the comments section about redrawn scenes, and I was wondering which was a better bet, and alternatively, if there was a torrent of LOGH elsewhere that was better than those. Thanks!
>not watching anime made after 2007, during 2007 and before 2007.
>being a hipster about chinese cartoons
>That should be gee anons, everything on there is from suggestions of random anons the guy making the chart actually had a really low powerlevel.
You seem to have taken my point in the wrong way. The point being made the person making the chart had no knowledge of what he was doing, its a chart made by posting their favourite things and then the guy who made the chart stuck them on. The people to blame for any lack of any particular show is the anons posting in the thread.
You should. The pacing is crap (like, really, really crap), but it's a classic, and it has one of the coolest giant robot designs, period. It does quite a few things well, and it's definitely stylish.
that being said, it also takes forever for you to actually see Gunbuster itself in the show
Go watch it. It's short as hell, too. Decided to watch it late at night, went to bed at 4am the next morning (so, only slightly later than normal, kek).
>The people to blame for any lack of any particular show is the anons posting in the thread.
>didn't have an entry-level series that loads of people have seen so must be low powerlevel
It's not there for the same reason Gundam isn't there. I don't think Cowboy Bebop or NGE is there either.
>it also takes forever for you to actually see Gunbuster itself in the show
How is that a detriment?
Jesus, I shouldn't have even bothered typing all this out for this type of faggot.
oh wow, you think 500 is high?
I started watching in 2003 and at least 2000, yet I still consider myself casual since I haven't grasped the really old stuff and am just catching up on that.
I haven't made the implication or claim that people putting any series on the chart were low powerlevel. I stated the guy making the chart was of a low powerlevel so was relying on suggestions.
I'm fairly sure that both the DVD and BD have the redrawn scenes in them, so if you don't want the redrawn scenes you will need to find the LaserDisc rip.
It is hard to say if the original scenes or the redrawn scenes are better. The redrawn scenes are definitely better in art quality, but they look jarring in comparison to the original art style.
The original art keeps the same art style, but looks pretty shitty.
I think the BD is your best choice, unless you really can't stand occasional art shifts like this image.
Nice powerlevel thread.
Deal with it. Manga doesn't appeal to me like anime does.
I do feel that it should be better treated with regards to online availability though, it's so easy to get the highest quality of an anime available and download in just a few seconds but for manga it seems very itty bitty. Shame about MT going down, was the anime hosted on their servers? I think a site relating around torrents might fare better.
>was the anime hosted on their servers?
I have absolutely no clue how many manga I read or how you'd even count stuff like one shots. It could be 2000 or 200 or maybe only 20 if you only count stuff with dozens of volumes.
Should I also have played a number of video ganes, watched a number of live action series/moves or read a number of books?
Anyone interested in a new release of Nazca?
I upped ep.1 a few weeks ago but took it down because I re-encoded it, still looks mostly like that comparison though. Also styled and modified the subtitles, done eps 1-3 so far, but it takes a long time even if I started it out of personal interest.
That's mostly due to the difference in sources.
There's some detail loss compared to the VOB, but the lines on the floor are blended with artifacts and I don't think they are really recoverable. I spent hours tweaking filters to avoid detail loss, and I think this is the only scene where it is noticeable. mAce basically didn't do anything, there is dot crawl all over it but their source is better.
On my source, eps 1-3 are compressed into one file of 1.68GB (as different angles I think) while every other episode takes up ~1.38GB if I remember correctly. That means I had to stack a bunch of filters to get rid of the horrible artifacts.
On the other hand I'm pretty sure eps 4+ are strictly higher quality because the audio bitrate is double of mAce's.
I checked mAce's ep1 before I even ripped my disc, and there are some places worse on it like there are some places better. Look at #4 near the bottom of the frame, there are a lot of frames with this problem at the top and/or bottom.
The re-encode looks a bit better (see pic)
It's also a bit blurrier at the source. Mostly it's just that after removing all the artifacts it looks "too clean".
Maybe if I could get help from someone who's good at Avisynth it could look better, it's my first time screwing with this, but I tried out different sets of filters over many days and that's the best I could manage without re-introducing artifacts
Lupin s2: like one episode per month. Used to love the first season, but after 50-80 episodes the whole series feels like a chore, unfortunately. Same thing every episode.
Getter Robo (original): Seen one episode, pretty entertaining, but not sure if I will continue. People on /m/ recommended to watch the newer series, but as always I chose to go hardcore, chronological way (I do the same with books/movies/series). Perhaps a mistake with this franchise.
ROLW OVA: was pretty cool, will check out the TV series soon. Been in my backlog since 2005.
Sometime later this evening: DBZ movie 3 fock yeah.
-- various ratings
tonga tana 2: 9/10
patema inverted: 6.5/10
bis ans ende der welt 6.5/10
laki penan 9/10
rolw ova 7.5/10
bal (honey) 8/10
the hand (ruka, by trnka, 1966) 10/10
agnes und seine brüder 9/10
man vs wild 9/10 (guilty pleasure)
another day in paradise 7/10
spring summer fall winter and spring 6.4/10
halber mensch 8/10
dbz 1: dead zone 6.5/10
the raid 1: 7/10
camping cosmos 7/10
the raid 2: 6.2/10
white sun of the desert 6/10
dbz 2: the world's strongest 6.7/10
>Lupin s2: like one episode per month. Used to love the first season, but after 50-80 episodes the whole series feels like a chore, unfortunately. Same thing every episode.
I've been doing the same, but the Red Jacket series just isn't as good as Green Jacket.
I got to episode six of Red before stalling it to an episode every few months. I'm up to ten now.
>I got to episode six of Red before stalling it to an episode every few months. I'm up to ten now.
I know what you mean, and I have no problem marathoning the Green Jacket series, even after I've seen the episodes multiple times. I'm rewatching it now with friend.
The Japanese really seem to have trouble with Danger, I remember seeing it wrong multiple times in Gundam aswell.
Alternatively, I could re-encode mAce's eps 1-3, but there are some issues with that. For example, I think they inverse telecined everything, but the credits are interlaced. And there are a lot of damaged frames, which I don't like.
Might steal the audio tracks for ep1-3 from them at least.
I thought the small hassle of having to press a few shortcuts mapped to delay adjustment on MPC every so often was worth it for the increase in video quality of not having to watch SD.
I think that tends to happen for dual-audio releases because the subs are timed to try and be common to both audio tracks, and end up missing the mark all the time. What I do in that case is adjust the timing roughly based on how off it is, and then add lead in and lead out and keyframe snapping and consecutive line snapping to catch most of what's still mistimed.