Reading the comments was interesting, nips actually hated LWA and can't see what gaijins liked in it.
>>Animated film "Little Witch Academia" sequel decision! 2015 will be released!
No shit, they've already announced they were going to show part of it at a convention in Houston in the spring.
It was always better received among Western fnas than Japanese fans. One LWA event even got cancelled because not enough people bought tickets. Why else would they use Kickstarter?
had to refund my pledge
And Akko's legs. Now if only they didn't have void under their skirts it would have been perfect.
>There are a few comments calling it western ripoff garbage, and a lot of comments saying they're really looking forward to it. Sounds a lot like what you'd read here.
LWA is Nip's Space Dandy?
You do realise that not everyone who engages in this media isn't a 'seasoned veteran' such as yourself?
Akin to shows recycling tropes and common narrative lines that originate from any country.
A lot of animation comes from the country, you can't honestly expect every viewer to be some shitpile like yourself that cares enough about what some Coreans drew on some cells to hate a nation of individuals because they 'don't make what I like!!".
Guys, read the comments.
It's mostly pretty split, a lot of people didn't like it, and others are saying that they're looking forward to it.
Almost as if they're not all the same person or something.
What are you talking about? Only the first five comments are negative and they're obviously bait, some posters even call them out on it. Most of that comments thread is very complimentary and looking forward to it as much as we are.
Who the fuck do you think you are? If you don't like the show you have to call it shit, these are the facts.
Based Trigger considering western audiences, I'd like to see more studios looking outside domestic sales numbers. Japan has a very internal attitude towards it's business, a bad idea ultimately when you can make much more money by understanding the potential of international sales numbers.
Americans still haven't let go of a few boats being sunk.
i know this is troll bait and all. but if i was on my other computer, i'd link you the /a/ thread on the day this occured. japanese posters came to /a/ to say thank you to the US for their assistance with getting the nuclear reactor under control
That is due to a lack of proper marketing due to guess what? Japanese anime studios not understanding the potential of international sales.
Trigger making that Kickstarter was one of the first times any Japanese animation studio has ever reached out to international audiences in any way and look how bloody successful it was.
If a studio had the guts to step out and make a genuine marketing effort internationally they'd make a mint.
Little Witch Academia is the savior of anime
Did anyone ever point out that the US already got Japan back for that bombing with the whole nukeing them thing?
I know it's just trolling and shit but I'm still wondering if anyone pointed it out.
Reminder that Kantai Collection is hawkish propaganda secretly supported by Abe faction & JMSDF to promote ultranationalism to otaku.
It's not really bait, I was just cracking wise. As an American I can guarantee that that isn't just some internet trolling thing, if there was two Japanese guys at the pearl harbor memorial/museum speaking Japanese, more than one person would come up to them and give them shit.
I think it has more to do with the fact that most westerners aren't big on physical media. I agree that they should market internationally, and I think that kickstarter can remedy the low international sales. It feels like you are funding the studio more directly.
In both circumstances we were attacked without cause. The nukes happened while we were in war, if it wasn't for them, their wouldn't be a Japan today, it would be nothing but Russians and Americans.
>nuked to mutation herbivore dickless moe harem VN reading waifu pillow humpers having any taste in anime after 2000
Their entire millenial generation is even more lost than ours. Japan is fucked.
>it still doesn't change the fact they are the ones that threw America into WW2.
Oh anon-kun, you are so naïve. I'm dangerously close to getting tsun-tsun with you.
Never understood either.
It feels like something that will run in Shounen Jump, aka generic story of not so talanted but hotblooded protag fighting for their dreams.
Incredibly dull stuff masked with "cute girls" and pseudo western fantasy setting.
If not animation nobody but trigger fanboys would give a shit about it.
No, that was going to happen anyway. Without the U.S. troops in Europe, Germany would have won the war, so eventually the U.S. would have stepped in anyway. Also, I'm not saying that the Attack on Pearl Harbor was justified in any way, but the fact of the matter is; they attacked a military target with a loss of 3,000 american serviceman. The two atomic bombs killed a quarter million civilians, not including the other quarter million that died from the incendiary bombings of Tokyo. One was an unnecessary military action, the other was a murder, and Americans are more sour about those boats than the Japs are about a quarter million civilians being targeted.
Sure they aren't.
I don't hate it, but I do agree it shouldn't be as worshiped as it is. It was a cute little thing like a lot of children's anime /a/ largely ignores every season. Most of the praise comes from people fanboying over the fact that "the gurren lagaan guys" made it. Had another studio made it, people would have enjoyed it and moved on.This short did show me that there are a ton of people on /a/ who don't know anything about animation as well. When they talked about that 5 hour painting that pans on screen for 5 seconds /a/ wouldn't shut up over how hard working trigger was despite that being a standard in animation all over the world since disney was alive.
>Most of the praise comes from people fanboying over the fact that "the gurren lagaan guys" made it.
I always found it puzzling how /a/ hyped it. I'm so stupid for not understand earlier that this is the reason.
Considering Japan was very unlikely to surrender during WW2, the nukes were a mercy. Russia was about to start invading in the north, America was also about to invade. Instead of the loss of millions, the nukes didn't even kill a million.
This always happens, certain anime shorts blow up because of who created them. The ME!ME!ME! thing is similar.
> that being a standard in animation all over the world since disney was alive
Yeah, but the standard for anime animation is much lower than that.
>Yeah, but the standard for anime animation is much lower than that.
The standard for anime is also having less budget and tighter schedule than Anime Mirai projects, so that's not a fair comparison.
Because we like quirky fantasy adventures and cute girls.
>Little Witch Academia thread
>Comments about Pearl Harbor/World War/Nuclear reactos and AMERICA
I funded it on KS, so I sure fucking hope it's good. Two years of waiting, hundreds of irrelevant spam-ads from trigger about their
shitshows each season, instead of production update on how LWE2 is doing, made me feel odd about this whole project. I mean, fuck, they utilized the funds for something entirely else and delayed it till now, while offering nothing for the waiting time to the backers. It's a bit sad actually.
This is true, actually.
The majority of the funders were not Japanese anime fans.
Nips shouldn't be complaining about something they never showed any interest, (not even in the Anime Mirai screening) in the first place.
Though again, those Nips who are complaining are just a really minority.
All of it went to Studio Trigger. They asked for a certain amount, got a lot more than what they asked for, budgeted what they would need for LWA2 and used the remainder to do what Trigger was made to do: let animators earn a decent living, not just being throwaway contractors.
"Some of it went into KlK budget" is only true so far as some of it was used to pay wages to employees.
It wasn't delayed. They said flat out that they had projects to work on and that production on LWA2 wouldn't start in a long while.
They weren't "whoring" anything, they were keeping backers updated on how this other project were going so they would know when LWA2 went into production.
>Two years of waiting, hundreds of irrelevant spam-ads from trigger about their shit shows each season
Not sure what you're talking about. There are 21 project updates. That's not hundreds.
I haven't gotten any other mails than those.
We also say Nips have shit taste and wondering what's exactly the appeal of certain shows we usually catalog as shit
But then again, I don't think they care about what we think in the end. I mean, they still keep producing the shit they produce with the exceptiona here and there.
I don't think Japanese anime fans fund a great percentage of the shows either. At least not before Kickstarterd became a thing. Only supporting them through merch and other means, if the like said shows.
Still you have a kinda fair point.