Bring out your darkest and most embarrassing anime secrets.
>the number of anime I've completed has gone over 100 only recently >I enjoy Kajiura's music despite her works sounding so samey >I believe Endless Eight is a piece of art >Outside of Eva and TTGL, I have seen a true mecha anime
>just passed 100 animes recently too (excluding all Naruto, DBZ and same shit that I watched when I was kiddo, rewatches doesn't count)
>I believe that mecha is for virgins, but sometimes I watch mecha-related shows
>I grew up additional 7-8kg when I got into anime seriously
>>I enjoy Kajiura's music despite her works sounding so samey
Who cares when you have masterpieces like Credens Justitiam
I mainly watch shoujo series despite the cliches
I enjoy Kajiura's music despite her works sounding so samey me too I call shows I like shit, when I can't be bothered to explain to someone why I think their good I always give up on watching Hyougemono after 4 episodes, despite the fact I enjoy them I cried watching Mother's Rosario while drunk
I adore Tamayura. Its one of my favorite anime.
Didn't really care for Aria though.
My favorite Gainax is Diebuster.
I've seen almost every Kyoani anime, and my top 4 is:
Kyoukai no Kanata
considered myself somewhat of an expert
Pic related is you
If you spent 2 hours everyday watching anime, you'd be able to watch 500 one-cour shows in less than 3 years. Just watch more and shitpost less.
I started watching Tamayura this Christmas because of a tr/a/vel thread and it's one of the best feel-good shows I watched in a few years, why isn't it brought up more often?
I love Tamayura and Aria but didn't care for YKK.
My favorite Gainax is also Diebuster and I tend to avoid people who hate it.
I've also seen almost every Kyoani anime but I hate all of them except Clannad. I just keep watching them for some reason.
I also created most ITT: overrated shit threads that have been posted in the past few years.
I cannot recognize a single seiyuu voice. I remember I could recognize Fukuyama Jun when I was new and he was the MC in half of the shows I'd seen, but now I can't even do that. It all just blends together.
Anyone who brags about a high completed anime count is a fucking faggot. A lot of old good series have high episode counts. And then there's anime fans who like visual novels. Just one of those monsters can be equivalent to watching like ten to twenty series timewise
>watches hundreds of 13-episode shitty harem series
>"wow I'm such better anime fan than these under 1,000 series plebians"
I find it harder to find the drive to watch anime as time goes on, like any other activity I once enjoyed doing
>I used to be really into Deathnote. I still enjoy it, it's a good 7/10 >I'm getting back into anime recently and it's mostly only for Japanese listening practice. Nowhere near a hundred, and I don't care >I don't prefer anime over western cartoons
I don't torrent shows that are on crunchyroll or netflix If a series I like releases an OVA or special, I'll just go to a streaming website to watch it instead of downloading
Not you, I'm talking about guys who are like "Anyone who has watched under 500 series is CASUAL NORMIE SCUM". Not everybody watches whatever garbage show they can get their hands on, some are more selective
Bragging about it randomly is stupid as fuck, because no one is going to suck your dick for watching a lot of anime, but it makes sense in certain contexts. Someone who's seen ninety anime just isn't going to have the same perspective as someone's who's seen a few hundred. Yes, you could theoretically watch eight hundred bad one-cour shows made in the last ten years and nothing else, but most of the time that isn't the case.
oh, it's all fine then. I totally agree with you, I have few friends who only like moe shit and yeah they are like that "I have watched many shows hurr durr durr" and all these shows are some 4rd rate shows with no meaning or value at all
I was just an asshole who got minorly famous for harassing that guy "YotsubaC," particularly when my K-On hate thread got a sticky and he broke his space bar. It's no big deal anymore since he left and I realized that a tripcode is dumb anyways.
>Not everybody watches whatever garbage show they can get their hands on, some are more selective
This is not a reason to watch less, though, not when there are thousands of anime and a few hundred more made every year. The point isn't that only subhumans don't watch a ton of anime, anyway, it's that people who want to come and spend their time discussing anime on /a/ should have both a certain level of dedication/obsession and a certain level of experience/knowledge.
I've watched only about 10-15 shows and still have better taste than most anons somehow.
Honestly I can't even remember most of what I watched and I don't exactly think I'm better for it either.
I just enjoy having something to watch so I end up not really caring much about what it is. A lot of the time I watch the majority of a show but don't finish the last few episodes but count it anyway.
I buy cheap chinese figs off ebay because I can't see a huge difference in quality
In my opinion, someone who has watched about 100 anime, and was reasonably selective about what they watched has enough experience to be here. Even if they are still pretty green, by that point someone will have probably watched most of the essentials while also enjoying more niche shows that appeal to them personally
I have seen almost 1k anime since I started watching in 2011 and Clannad is still my favorite. I still have not dropped a single show regardless of how shit it is. Eva is the most overrated anime of all time.
>enough experience to be here
I don't think it matters how much experience you have as long as you don't pretend to know more than you do. And also, as long as you only post in the threads that you're suited to post in.
>Not all of those anime are good though.
I'm saying that there are plenty of good ones among those, and that if you really can't find a hundredth-and-first good anime to watch, you either have a very limited awareness of all the shows out there or you just don't like anime very much.
Is it really stupid to prefer Eastern over Western animation. American cartoons are either aimed towards children or are adult comedies. Meanwhile anime covers every genre and demographic while also having an emphasis on high quality animation that the west doesn't care about for television. Even if you don't like Moe, there's a lot out there for you
Funnily enough, every time I put it back on, a faggot pops up and lambasts me for it.
I wonder if it's the same one every time.
Holy shit, I just looked you up on desustorage and found out that you used my "Attention! Tokusatsu is a /jp/ related habit" pasta.
>And also, as long as you only post in the threads that you're suited to post in.
Nothing's more annoying that some faggot who shitposts in a thread for a show he hasn't even seen. Like the "who likes this garbage?" trolls.
i watched every episode of naruto and shippuden in a 2 month span after me n my girl at the time broke up.
I've watched yu yu hakusho 2 times in japanese and 8 in english
i rewatch yu yu hakusho every year.
i like shuffle.
>typical 'if I try hard and get angry that's all that matters' garbage.
Its fun when the robot doesn't give you a Dues ex Machina power up whenever that happens.
That's why TTGL is shit
I only watch anime like once every few weeks. Maybe.
I don't keep up with new anime at all, I just go through shit that people recommend.
Shingeki no Kyojin is pretty overrated, honestly.
There are shit tons of classics that I've never seen and will never see because I just can't deal with dated animation. Exceptions are movies and some OVAs since they usually have a decent budget that allows for higher quality animation.
An extension of the last one, I love Gundam but the only UC stuff I've seen is the movies of the original show and they were alright I guess. I prefer the more modern shows.
The only manga I've read is Berserk. I don't plan on reading anything else.
I pretty much only watch anime that has action in it. Feels and slice of life shit is for fags.
Watched "anime" since
the early 90s.But only really watched anime (conscious effort) in 2002-3.
I have watched over
800+ subbed anime probably by now and read many of the doujins both h/regular.I do those daily via sadpanda/mangaupdates/generic online manga sites for things I miss/etc.
My favorite anime is
School Rumble and Toaru series.
My favorite h-tags are under
loli english netorare femdom leglock.
forced drama and big3
I confess, I
don't watch too many new anime these days and only really follow 3-4 series per season. I used to do 7-12 couple years ago.Now I mainly rewatch old shows for nostalgia
I've been watching anime for more than 10 years and haven't seen any of those either, and I don't intend to. I think I tried to watch 1-2 episodes of Azumanga and Lucky Star because a friend recommended them but I didn't like them.
Most sports anime have nothing to do with sports. You've got sports anime about superpowers, about fujoshi, about hard work and coming of age, and about romantic drama, but not a lot of sports anime about sports.
*I have watched over 110 anime
*70% of them were dub's
*I freaking love dub's
*If there is a choice between a dub and a sub, i always go with the dub!
*I hate sub's and usually avoid them
*I hate ecchi, harem's, Moe sol, edgy stuff, generic battle harem's and long shonens.
*I love the end of neon genesis evengelion (the tv version)
*I drop a lot of shows
*I dropped cowboy bebop after episode 6 for being disappointing as all hell.
*I think that the original jojo ova had a better final fight than the new series
*I hate the following anime, with a passion: Welcome to the nhk, rebuild movies, ef: a tale of memories and fate/stay night unlimited blade wanks.
*Rei ayanami is mai waifu
*when i introduce new people to anime, i only show them dubbs
*I can finish an anime in a day if i want. i watched all 50 episodes of code geass in one sitting (18 hours)
*Most of my friends have shit taste and i constantly call them out on it
*Im gonna run out of anime pretty soon, since all i watch is deep, thinky kinda stuff.
*Most of my favourite anime is from 2000-2005
*I like loli's
*I pirate absolutely everything
*Sometimes, when im not in the mood, watching anime feels like a chore.
*I like fate/zero more than stay night
*Nasu is shit anyway
*I hate yuri shows
*I have anime related dreams
*Since im good at drawing, i draw some manga
*Clannad after story was the first thing ever that brought me to tears
*I dont care for studio ghibli movies
*I listen to initial d soundtrack when im in the gym
*i made a smug mugi mug
*I try to get people i know into anime
I've listened to Eurobeat nearly every day on my morning commute.
But only started watching Initial D last week.
K-on is pretty meh, but the movie was nice, Toradora is overrated but I liked the first half and some of the second half, The only thing I remember about Lucky Star is the ghost bit and I still haven't watched Azumanga.
haruhidamn, its exactly the same for me! One day i heard night of fire. Then i downloaded some 40 initial d songs. I listend to them all the time for about 6 months. I know the lyrics of all the songs. 2 days ago i stared watching initial d and i get super hyped every time a song i know comes on!
>dropped Initial D like 5 times because I have autism when it comes to art style in chinese cartoons
>been blasting eurobeat when driving and playing racing games for two years
>know most songs by heart
>finished watching first stage 4 days ago
I honestly think that if Madoka Magica had been written with 25 episodes in mind, nixed the entropy/alien bullshit, and started with another, better writer and director at the helm I would have considered it a masterpiece. It's better than Yuyuyu and Gen'ei overall, but that's not saying too much.
I hate having to add another anime to the list of "shows with wasted potential".
Yes but if you've watched a thousand anime, or even 500, it doesn't usually mean a lot since plenty of those weren't even good shows.
Someone with more discriminating taste who only watches genuinely good shows and nothing else, might only be at 200 or 300 shows, but would be called a pleb because he's consumed less shit.
The only Type Moon thing I have seen/read is Prisma Illya and I see nothing wrong with that.
A lot of stuff I have watched I only payed about half of my attention to, since I let it run while doing/watching something else.
>I just go through shit that people recommend.
And dead fish just go with the stream.
>SnK is pretty overrated.
Indeed it is but you can still get some entertainment from it.
>Classics, dated animation
It's too bad that you feel that way but even I will admit that it took awhile to get through Mobile Suit Gundam because of how dated it looked. I managed, however.
>Feels and SOL shit is for fags
Oh well, opinions.
If you have two people watching anime and the only difference is that one has better taste, wouldn't he just watch 500 good shows when the other watches 500 shows with a lot of mediocre ones?
>There are shit tons of classics that I've never seen and will never see because I just can't deal with dated animation. Exceptions are movies and some OVAs since they usually have a decent budget that allows for higher quality animation.
At least you're not one of those faggots who completely dismisses entire franchises because they "look old"
I hate sports anime. Regardless of how little of the sports actually make up the show I can't get into any of them.
I love shoujo manga and Hana Kimi is my 3rd favorite,
but I can't watch any sort of romance anime. I barely made it through Toradora. Same with sol.
I've watched maybe a total of 20 shows, and read hundreds of manga.
is one of the favorites of what I have watched.
I read To-Love Ru
for the actual plot, and am dying to know how Darkness will end.
>I really despise MAL for tagging almost all anime as comedy.
>I hate /a/ for generalized every anime with multiple male characters as fujobait.
>i have a lot of attractive female friends that love anime and not landwhales like /a/ describes it. Even, they asked me for recommendation regularly.
>And dead fish just go with the stream.
I just find it exhausting to keep up with. I tried for awhile and after 10 shows of generic stuff, I just decided to watch shit after someone told me it's good and isn't just another anime with all the old and tired cliches and gratuitous fanservice and/or moe shit.
I also don't like having to wait for each new episode. I watch a show when I can see it in it's entirety and by that point, there's usually plenty of people saying it's shit or it's great.
>>Is it really stupid to prefer Eastern over Western animation.
I'm going to assume this is a question. Yes, yes it is stupid.
>American cartoons are either aimed towards children or are adult comedies.
This is not based off of any fact. PowerPuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Justice League for children only? Seriously? Even then, although the American cartoons you are referring to may be directed towards adults or children only, that doesn't mean that they cannot be enjoyed by anyone of any demographic.
Eastern animation on the other hand is created by the Japanese, for the Japanese. The fact that we enjoy it, regardless of age, race, nationality, gender, or sex means a lot especially since it was not MEANT for us.
It would be absolutely lovely for American animation to cover more genres and topics, but thanks to how our society (conservative Christian) is set up that just won't happen any time soon but there are hints that will change in the future.
The Japanese emphasize aesthetics more than high quality animation. The high quality animation is only there when they have the money and the means to even bother. That's why I always take the time to correct people when they say the "animation" is better. No, the "artwork" is better.
I find it a shame that you think that the west "doesn't care" when that is not true.
It's like having appetizer before a meal. Ecchi revs the engine and gets the mood going. More often than not, it's hotter than actual animated hentai anyways, so it fills that void for moving, colourful, auditory lewdness before I drown in black and white pages
MAL should only be used to keep up with your lists of what you have seen and not seen, sometimes to even get an update from the forums about when an episode is going to air or not. Nothing more. Their tagging, rating, and recommendation, and review systems are totally fucked.
But, everyone here must know that already. Or, at least I hope so.
>just find it exhausting to keep up with.
In that case it's a bit more understandable. There is a lot of crap to wade through these days and a lot of people just don't have the time to invest twelve weeks in a series that winds up having no payoff in the end.
> That's why I always take the time to correct people when they say the "animation" is better. No, the "artwork" is better.
I think they both are, at least if you look at the best animation from nip and Western TV. Obviously you know more about Western cartoons than I do, and my historical knowledge about them is basically nil, but I haven't seen anything in recent years that had as good animation as something like Nichijou, and that really stings when you compare the budgets for a lot of these shows.
>I have watched little over 500 shows
>I got into anime around 10 years ago
>I absolutely hate talking about anime, anime convensions and cosplayers.
>I hide my powerlevel, never talk about anime nor the mango.
>I hate anime.
>The high quality animation is only there when they have the money and the means to even bother.
Same could be said for western cartoons as well. The majority are just churned out to make a profit with as little effort as possible.
>I seriously have dropped shit on the last episode.
My intense desire to finish most of what I have started would drive me nuts at this point. I would at least finish the last episode. If I drop something after one or three episodes, that's different.
And no, I don't think I'm better than you for feeling that way. It's an issue I have with myself.
You can't claim you have discerning taste and then say you only watch new shows. Like I said, there are thousands of anime in existence, and if you can't find another good one to watch, you probably need to expand your horizons. Unless you're one of those monsters with a year watched or something, but that's clearly not who we're talking about.
>I hate Gunbuster and think it's overhyped to hell
>I find NNB to be boring even though I love SoL like Hidamari and Aria
>I like ZZ more than Zeta but think the original MSG is better than them both by a long shot
>I sincerely like Minami-ke season 2 despite Millhouse scenes
>I really enjoyed Darker than Black season 2
>I watched Code Geass in full five times and cried at the last episode every single time
>I get a boner every time a heart-warming scene with cute girls takes place
>2D literally saved me from becoming a rapist
The entire medium is built around making cheap animation look good with tricks. What Western shows this year looked better in motion than OPM or Cncrete Revolutio, or which short beat the Animator Expo ones like Robot on the Road or 20min?
So far, the only people who actively dislike it seem to be the "SDF was the only good one because it was serious and not about idols or love triangles at al!" group, most of which are probably shitposters.
My Ipad is filled up with hentai tabs. The tabs never seem to decrease and I'm starting to get ED from fapping too much I don't watch anime anymore
I only really got into anime properly a couple of years ago after watching eva so
I could understand those stupid rog and tyrone videos
Yeah, you're totally right dude.
I just hope they are understand that comedy anime is all about joke or comedy-oriented just like Nichijou, Nichibro, Gintama,Baka to Test and Azazel-san.
Then I don't get where you're coming from. It doesn't matter how many good shows there were in 2015, because the medium is sixty+ years old and there are tons of good anime that a greenhorn hasn't seen, so not watching stuff because of your standards is silly.
Most of the time I don't follow the 3 episode rule before dropping something.
I don't get what is entertaining about Mecha. I will never watch Eva, Code Geass, TTGL, etc because I find the genre absurd.
I can't watch/read a series only for cute girls. There has to be at least a mediocre plot to go along with the PLOT. I love the girls in series like TLR and FT, but I'll never be able to watch/read them.
Hyouka (and KyoAni in general) are overrated. I liked Hyouka, it was a beautiful and somewhat interesting anime, but people on here are so autistic about it.
I tried to get into
Jojobut dropped it. I couldn't drop my suspension of disbelief. I felt too many scenes that were action just for the sake of action.
Despite all the problems with it,
Bleachwill always be one of my favorite series because it was what got me into the depraved hobby of anime/manga. Majority of my favorite anime have aired within the last 10 years. I want anons who say x is for fags or y is for edgelords to choke to death on their own saliva. Do these retards only watch cgdct anime and nothing else or only dark, psychological anime and nothing else? Why not both you cucks?
>I don't get what is entertaining about Mecha. I will never watch Eva, Code Geass, TTGL, etc because I find the genre absurd.
The absurdity is part of what makes it entertaining.
>will never watch Code Geass
You won't miss much.
These threads have always been bad. Before you browsed here, most of the confessions had to do with streaming naruto, browsing gaia and being underaged teenagers lusting after 3d pussy.
Things haven't really changed.
That about sums it up, thanks anon.
I've been watching anime since ~2000 and it took me until a few days ago to start watching berserk I regret it deeply
Because they are entirely on topic. Now quit your bitching and remember >>>/global/rules/7
>I believe Endless Eight is a piece of art
Everything made by people can be considered art, OP.
But I think Endless Eight was an interesting concept both because it was neat to see essentially the same thing made from scratch eight separate times by different people or just simply interpreted differently, and it was an interesting way to deliver the story (specifically what Yuki was going through) to the viewer stronger, and I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff.
Was it good or the best thing they could've done? That's arguable, but I found it interesting for what it was.
I've watched very few classic anime. Been watching anime for almost a decade now so I really should've gotten round to them but I simply never have. I only just watched Cowboy Bebop in full for the first time a few months ago.
I dropped berserk after the first volume because it was utter shit.
I also think the art style is ugly, the panels are too busy and the layouts don't read well. Even pages I've seen posted of newer chapters look like shit to me. Those aren't the reasons I dropped it though, I dropped it because the first volume was just edgy bullshit.
one really fucked up thing i do, is i take out my video editing software, cut out all the openings and endings of a average 12-13 episode shows (i leave 1 op at the beginning and 1 ed at the end). then i combine all of the footage to form one 4 or 5 hour long video and then i upload it to my phone. Its easier to watch that way. I watch 5 minutes of the video here, 1 hour there and bam, another anime bites the dust....!
I managed to avoid that shitstorm but I went to a thanksgiving party with a bunch of anime fans and this one chick wouldn't stop talking about Rwby so the entire group sat down and watched about five episodes of it. I thought it was okay, but not something that I would run out and watch more episodes of.
Since we're talking about how many anime shows we've watched, I have a list of 27 shows I can remember watching. There are probably more.
I've been watching for maybe 16 years.
I have more shows than that downloaded onto my hard drive right now that I haven't watched yet.
Well, the religious symbolism isn't deep at all, and any fan that thinks it's more than just "it's there because it's cool" is deluding themselves.
What about it did you think was pretentious?
Well, exactly what you're referring to. The droves of people acting like it's some 2deepforyou shit.
So, like I said: I do acknowledge that it's more so the fault of the average Eva fan that likes to pretend it's a profound work of art.
The creators stated that they put it there to set it apart from other shows, "rule of cool".
Then again, is pretty obvious that they didn't just open the Bible and name random processes, terms, mecha, supernatural beings, objects and what not after the first word that came up while reading. There's a reason they called red spear the Lance of Longiuns or the three computers after the three MAGI, or when Shinji's ego was destroyed while he was in Unit 01 the Tree of the Sephirot appeared.
Agreed, it's definitely the fans that make it out to be that, much like Madoka Magica.
I seriously hate mecha and space-themed anime so i can't get past 2 or 3 episodes when i try to watch evangelion,cowboy bebop and gurren lagann.
I haven't watched ghost in the shell besides the first movie,i found akira mediocre and i dropped both baccano and durarara.
I also think jojo is a show for closet faggots.
Neo-/a/ is awful. Actually, all of the internet nowadays is fucking garbage. Just reading this thread makes my blood boil violently. I honestly wish most of you were dead. It's incredible how much has the website, and the respectively community, degraded. I blame all on the horrible moderation and the incompetent staff. Thanks for reading.
/a/ has always been like this.
/a/ puts on a face like it doesn't like "pleb" animes, it tries to appear all high and mighty, like it's a cut above all else, but the truth is people like things.
It's why /a/ has always been depicted as tsundere.
>I hate Gunbuster and think it's overhyped to hell
Watch your fucking mouth
>I find NNB to be boring even though I love SoL like Hidamari and Aria
Seriously? What kind of shit taste is that? You're fucked in the head
>2D literally saved me from becoming a rapist
Doesn't really bother me man, you do you
>*i made a smug mugi mug
Hook me up with one of these senpai
>I am 31 years old >I still watch anime I keep this hidden from my wife and friends I can only get off to 2D This includes when I'm with my wife
Symphogear is my favourite anime and I get slightly mad when people say it's brainless shit.
Except GX which actually is brainless shit
I don't know dude, just tell me where I can buy a fucking smug mugi mug (holy shit that sounds amazing when you say it out loud
There is no point to it, if you don't watch it for the enjoyment of it. Also I wouldn't say many here have watched that many, hell it's becoming more and more acceptable to say you have watched less than a 100.
Nah, just any old slut.
Other day i thought about Sayoko Bizen after re-reading Slut Girl.
It nothing special, i just printed a smug mugi face on a mug.
Watch out for MCs who want to protect you.
>/a/ - Anime & Manga
>reading manga only is now bad
I only read manga and watch original anime (and maybe some LN adaptations if they sound good). If a manga adaptation comes out, either is exceptionally animated or i won't bother watching it.
>tfw watched 136 series, more if you count individual cours of multiple cour shows as separate series
>tfw I'm in with the cool kids of /a/
People who've seen more shows will usually know what they're talking about more, and someone who watches less is probably less interested in/dedicated to/addicted to the medium, depending on how you want to put it.
Yes, but one season of a show is one entry. NGE isn't two shows, and SEED vanilla isn't four.
just to clear things up, I regret not watching it for so long. I almost forgot what it feels like when you have to binge watch a show because you're enjoying it so much. It's been to long.
I've watched naruto completely and didnt really like it And am waiting for shippuden to end so i can finish that too because I don't want to leave months of my life wasted without an ending
I actually just read the second and third volumes after posting that, seeing as I still had everything up till v37 on my hdd. Some moments were pretty nice, like the daughter crying to go back to her room after seeing what the outside world is like, but the rest of it was entirely formulaic shounenshit
Just tell me, is he still chasing the five bad guys in the current chapters? Has any progress been made at all? The entire setup is just too similar to all the dumb long shounen series that have scarred me in the past. I know the narrative tricks now, and I'm not falling for it again.
I won't watch anything with more than 75 episodes
unless a cute girl recommends it.
I keep every Gundam series on my HDD at all times
even if I think it's garbage like SEED
I legitimately enjoy Naruto
and I've never watched/read pre-Shippuden and I don't intend to read it until I have all the manga owned in print form
Haganai is my favorite anime of all time
and I refused to watch any non-mecha/action anime until I watched it, and now I'm addicted to moeshit
As opposed to Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, etc.? If you don't care for any of those either, then never mind.
>Geass better than anything except bottom barrel shit like Argevollen, Lagrange, Kekkai Sensen, or Viper's Creed.
I find it impossible to masturbate without self-inserting as the girl
>Haganai is my favorite anime of all time
Haganai is one of the worst anime ive ever watched.
Best girl doesn't give a shit
>"Hey Bob, remember that client I had yesterday?"
>"That fat guy, what about him?"
>"Well get this, when I asked what design he wanted on his mug, he showed me a cutesy girl from a japanese cartoon. Can you believe that?"
>"Haha what a fucking loser!"
I get that, but first he'll probably have to go through the other ones as always. From what I've heard of the newer chapters, what with the boat and everything, it kind of seems like nothing of the main plot has actually progressed since the point I'm at now, besides the flashback showing us what the stakes are that is the golden age arc.
I stopped binge watching anime when I stopped posting on Gaia in 2007. Have missed 8 years of content so I just rewatch all the shit I used to watch or finish series that I never finished. It's almost exclusively entry level normie shit. Don't watch anything else because the amount of new shit is so daunting and /a/ is mean about recommendations.
I went into LoGH expecting to really like it because I enjoy political drama, history and strategy, but I ended up finding it depressingly shallow, unsubtle, lacking in nuance and just generally feeling like it was written by a highschool student. Characters were so obviously displayed as agreeable or disagreeable that I started to wonder if the writer was just shit or actually saw the world in such a black & white way.
I ended up dropping it after about 16 episodes, and have since deleted it, opening up space on my hdd for about ten better shows.
I only watched the first season of death note. I got bored at the second, went to a manga store and read the serie's end. Tryed to get into Jojo but left it out I think Fate Zero is superb but Fate Stay Night is teenagey bullshit, am I wrong?
I would get mad, but thats exactly what i thought. I sent that old guy who works there the pic and he had the mug done by morning.
Also, im not fat. Its more like: Hey did u see that short guy with the leather jacket, fedora and a ponytail?
I think RahXephon is better than Evangelion. I've watched over 700 series. I wish to be the little girl.
And perhaps most shockingly...
I am a 48-year-old divorced father of two.
>"Hey Bob, remember that client I had yesterday?"
>"That fat guy, what about him?"
>"He paid us for a printing work and we can still be in business thanks to guys like him"
Fetishes sell and a lot of people take profit of it and most work on the image business (printing, artists, animators etc).
Usually Evafags get angry over anything being remotely similar to Eva, or compared to Eva in general.
Aside from the "Protag moves in with the christmas cake and redhead and pilots a mecha" it isn't similar at all. Just standard mecha stuff that existed way before Eva.
As you can probably tell from my post, I think there are hundreds of shows better than LoGH. Which shows these are isn't very relevant though, as you'll just call them shit regardless. I wasn't talking about ten specific shows to begin with, just the amount of space that was freed after deleting something I found thoroughly disappointing.
Just looking at my folder I'll give you House of Five Leaves, Macross, Hyouka, The Big O, Gankutsuou, and pretty much every anime I actually enjoyed. The list isn't short.
Sadly there isn't much in the way of politically driven anime, but when it comes to shows that treat their characters like actual human beings with reasons for their actions, Seirei no Moribito was just about what I had hoped LoGH to be on a greater scale.
As for battlefield tactics, Log Horizon did a surprisingly decent job of it. Junketsu no Maria portrayed medieval warfare pretty realistically.
I don't mind ecchi stuff, so long as it knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything more.
Some shows try to be ecchi and be serious, and that shit just doesn't work.
I can't buy into any kind of dramatic plot while having tits shoved in my face.
I think Fate Zero is superb but Fate Stay Night is teenagey bullshit
You aren't wrong. I actually really loved the VN when I was younger, and when Zero came out I still held it in higher regard than that series, but after trying to reread it to see if it still held up I found the writing to be fucking awful and a lot of the story to be very cliched and stupid.
Tsukihime I couldn't even reread because either the writing or the translation is absolute garbage.
Season 1 of log horizon was so fucking good/comfy/entertaining. Just look at this attention to detail I will never get over how disappointing season 2 was
I sat here for a few minutes trying to think of something awful and I couldn't. I would claim to have great taste, I just don't give a shit if somebody has a problem with what I watch or how I watch it.
I think my greatest shame is never participating in secret s/a/nta despite browsing for all these years.
Speaking of the more vocal, autistic ones, of course. The ones that treat the series as some sort of holy bible.
People just like to bait them, hence the "RahXephon did Evangelion right" phrase.
What if one reads VNs too and doesn't have to time to bloat his MAL with shitty harem series?
i only marathon
i enjoy most of the shows even those that people call bad
havent watched planetes/aria/berserk/gits/code geese
sometimes i randomly pause an anime when there isnt any action on going and i take a smoke break
>All these redditors, 2012 ,less that 100, animes
Why did you make this thread? It only goes to show how reddit tier /a/ is becoming. Thanks for a great start for 2016, asshole
>not reading VNs
Go away, I don't want to catch your filthy casual germs
These same threads years ago were filled with people saying they enjoyed Naruto, Bleach, etc.
/a/ hasn't changed
Also, the amount of shows one has watched has no correlation with how much they like anime or their taste in anime.
I've been watching anime for 10 years and I only got around to watching Eva two years ago
I still haven't watched Stand Alone Complex
I haven't watched Gundam, but I've enjoyed other mecha. I read the Origins manga though,
I only started going through all the Ghibli movies recently.
It's like I started off in the deep end and am only now emerging through the surface of it all.
It was implied, very clearly, when you brought up "What if I read VNs?" in a discussion about people with low power-levels. Have a nice day.
>Also, the amount of shows one has watched has no correlation with how much they like anime or their taste in anime.
Either you're using correlation incorrectly or you're just an idiot. I really hope it's the former and you don't seriously think that someone who's watched five hundred shows isn't likely to like anime more than someone who's watched ten.
>I really hope it's the former and you don't seriously think that someone who's watched five hundred shows isn't likely to like anime more than someone who's watched ten.
Nigger there are people who have watched more than 500 anime and fucking hate it.
>mfw when this thread started off with great, frank discussion about anime as a hobby but devolved into shitposting and retarded elitism
/a/ could be so much better, but people want to use this place as an stress outlet by bitching and moaning at people online. Fucking pathethic
>You were the one who implied that seeing under 500 series means you're a casual and shouldn't post, which is fucking stupid for a bunch of reasons
No, I wasn't. I was the one who called you out on saying something retarded, and that's all.
Likely, I said.
The difference between a hundred and ten is pretty big, yes.
I'd also say that someone that has only watched 10 isn't going to be on an anime forum.
My point here being that anyone that spends their free time on an anime forum probably really likes anime, regardless of how much they've watched.
You can probably argue that the person that has watched 100 likes the medium more than the person that has watched 10. But the higher you go, the less significant it is. The difference between someone that has watched 200 and someone that has watched 300 is more than likely just time. Either the latter has been watching longer or has more free time than the former.
yeah, fuck these nerds and watching more than 200 anime, like, who would watch so many!? I've watched 47 anime and I know just as much about the medium as any fag over 500. My girlfriend agrees, btw.
I prefer watching Japanese anime/manga, because I don't have to deal with the socio-political issues that come associated with reading/watching American cartoons and comics. Rather than watching people like me be represented in a really hurtful and stereotypical manners I can take solace in the fact that any foreigners represented in Japanese media will largely be stereotypical, equally.
It's nice just be able to sit back and enjoy the art without having to think too hard since I am not Japanese and am ignorant to the socio/political issues that litter their work. It's nice to learn more about Japan which aides in understanding where things are coming from, but since it's foreign to me I am not as emotionally invested.
This is why once I found Japanese anime/manga I have never looked back, not even once after all these years.
Every fucking thread. They complain that you if you haven't seen x amount of series you'll ruin discussion but they are the ones that derail every thread over that stupid shit
>My point here being that anyone that spends their free time on an anime forum probably really likes anime, regardless of how much they've watched.
You'd think so, but we still get these people who watch fifteen shows a year and say that none of the others are worth watching.
And in the end, what the fuck does it matter?
Someone likes anime more than me. Congratulations.
And as far as knowledge of the medium goes, the more you watch doesn't necessarily mean you know more about what makes an anime good.
I have a friend that has pretty much done nothing but watch anime in his free time for 15 years, but he still thinks generic shonen and harem shit is the pinnacle of anime.
Daily reminder than only newfags complain about "elitism" like /a/ wasn't always elitist as fuck
Actual oldfags don't care enough to get assblasted over how many series you've watched since when they started posting on /a/ they probably had seen around 100 or less anime themselves
>Someone likes anime more than me. Congratulations.
The point is that people who sort of enjoy an anime every once in a while isn't really who /a/ is for (and before you say "who are you to decide that," that's the way it's been for ages, there are plenty of other places for those people to go, and please reread that sekrit clubs are not bad pasta). You can't exactly quantify how much someone likes anime, though, and it's just an easy rule of thumb to say that someone who's only seen a small amount isn't going to be given much thrift. If you like it a lot and hate all other anime websites or whatever, just lurk more and watch more and get more knowledge and you'll stop being so new in a relatively short amount of time.
>I have a friend that has pretty much done nothing but watch anime in his free time for 15 years, but he still thinks generic shonen and harem shit is the pinnacle of anime.
This. Going by the number you've seen is like saying that the fat 50 yr old that's done nothing but lay on his couch watch every sitcom that's aired for the past 30 years is as knowledgeable as a TV show critic.
Just because most people are annoying faggots when they're new doesn't mean being an annoying faggot is good. People got told to fuck off and lurk when they were new, and they understand that that's a good thing now.
He's probably pretty fucking knowledgeable about sitcoms. If he tries to talk about Godard, he'll get the same reaction a normal anon would talking about old mecha, or an anime-only fag would talking about manga.
I like BlazBlue. I love Mai as a character and I want to see more of her.
Everyone has watched some shit at some point and liked it and just had shit taste in general.
They can just stay there at entry level and think "yeah, that was good". This people probably aren't going to come to /a/, and if they do, they won't be here long. Or they'll continue to explore the medium and they start thinking that maybe some of the things they watched weren't so good after all.
And getting all elitist about it doesn't help. Telling everyone their taste is shit just makes you look like a contrarian asshole, and then people feel justified for having shit taste.
Yeah, I doubt that guy was paying close attention to the technical aspects of how they're shot, screened, written, and whose discussion goes further than what he liked and what he didn't like and what was funny and what wasn't.
The amount of effort you put into analysis of it is what is more important to discussion that the amount you've passively seen.
> Telling everyone their taste is shit just makes you look like a contrarian asshole
What, how? How does disagreeing with someone make you a contrarian? I'd get it if it were some tripfag who posted nothing but insults about how everyone's tastes were shit, but if you say you like something and an anon tells you it's shit, why do you assume they're being contrarian? Especially if it's some entry-level thing that most of /a/ dislikes, that doesn't strike me as a contrarian behavior at all.
If the guy does nothing but watch sitcoms for decades, I think he probably has gotten into that stuff by now, especially if he's been discussing these with people who bring that stuff up for years. And I disagree, someone who puts a ton of effort into analyzing a small number of things they've seen will usually end up sounding like a pretentious high-schooler more than like they actually know what they're talking about.
It depends on how it's done.
Provide some reasons for why it's bad and why other things are good.
Speaking from experience, when I was getting into anime, I thought DBZ and Cowboy Bebop were about the same level of quality. I didn't know any better. If someone just came up to me and told me "DBZ is shit get the fuck out", I would have become defensive.
Instead, someone listed all the various flaws that the show has. I became aware of my own ignorance and sought out things that were better.
But /a/ isn't the place for a ninth-grader or whatever who's just getting into anime to be corrected. That can happen elsewhere. People who have bad opinions because of their inexperience and are defensive about it should fuck off, because breaking you in is not our job.
That's fine since if we don't do anything the SJW voices will drown out loli.
Cowtits will always be produced
>breaking you in is not our job
>/a/ is one person
I've seen anime recommendations, spoonfeeding, and completely casual threads for as long as I've been here. You're a delusional fuck if you think /a/ elitism is real.
I've only finished 30~ anime, most of which is movies. Granted I only really got into anime last year. I find it hard to watch more than one episode of a series per day. I used to watch some stuff for hours on end but now I just can't do it anymore. I think Oyasumi Punpun is at least a 9.5/10. I liked SAC 1st Gig more than 2nd Gig. I loved Hyouka and I think anyone who says it's boring is an idiot. I use MAL, but only to find new stuff to watch. I've never touched the forum.
I'm addicted to tracking how many anime I watched/manga I read and sorting them and picking out my favorites.
It gives concrete value on how much time I wasted on this medium.
I've also even been tracking and pinpointing what exact elements I like or dislike about certain genres or shows just to define my taste even more.
Its fun, but extremely autistic.
I also love Symphogear and I'd say it's mostly brainless shit.
S1 > GX > G
>I Started watching anime with Hidan no Aria, and I still like it to this day.
>HnA AA was disappointing and had to much yuri in it.
>Haven't really watched any classics, mostly because they don't seem interressting. I havn't even given them a try.
>I enjoy LN and manga more than the anime versions of them, because then i don't have to listen to the VA...
>I nearly never finish a show except if it catches my interest
I have stopped coming to /a/ every day like I used to. I still watch 10 -15 shows a season, but I don't have anything to discuss with you fags because all you say is "I want to fuck X"
Maybe I'm just old
So here's the problem with the people here who try to devalue the merits of having seen more shows.
Nobody cares if you've seen <50 shows, that's on you, but context is everything. You're on an anime board where many shows/series are discussed. The difference between a person who has seen 50 or 51, or 500 and 501. Is the breadth of shows they can actually reasonably discuss, as well as the degree to which they can make observations about a series, genre, or anime as whole.
The problem is that there are many people who will post and talk about anime far beyond the extent to which they actually know. One of the main reasons people on /a/ have traditionally looked down upon communities such as reddit or crunchyroll is they are largely populated by such people who have seen less than a years worth of anime but claim that SnK, FZ, or OPM are not only masterpieces, but the only shows within the entire medium worth their time.
The reason they do this is because by making such statements and polarizing their opinions with likeminded individuals, they can reconcile the idea that having seen few shows, they are still cultured and knowledgeable because they have seen only "the best" of what anime has to offer; why, after all, would they waste their time the with the rest of that garbage? It belittles the entire medium and those who actively watch and enjoy it.
Of course, a more reasonable person who has only seen several shows might reasonably think. "I've only seen 50 shows so those are the shows I can participate in discussion about, but hey, out of the 50, I've seen all of X creator's works so I'd feel comfortable debating which among them is the best; I've also seen a bunch of sports anime so I also feel knowledgeable enough to discuss the genre of sports anime if the opportunity presents itself.
The person in this example actually LIKES anime, not the idea of being someone who is also an anime fan who has seen only and all the best.
>I think that Madoka is a legitimately great anime that just happens to suffer from one of the worst fanbases in recent memory
>I try to stay away from CGDCT because I'm the kind of lonely loser who would get hooked into that and I feel like it's manipulative, Yuru Yuri is about as far as I'll go
I edit the YuYuYu page on TvTropes extensively and I'm responsible for a huge chunk of its content
TTGL is as bad as A/Z.
If it weren't for the animation, nobody would care about it since everything about it is objectively terrible, minus the OST.
Kill la Kill had much better writing and characters.
Alright then, but don't even remotely pretend you understand anime/the industry if you can't even comprehend what moe is, which it doesn't sound like you do. You can't understand it by just reading descriptions of it; it is not something that is learned/taught but rather must be felt.
Nothing wrong with streaming if you have bad internet.
Watching dubs is fine as long as you watch the original version as well.
That's just shit taste.
TTGL is pretty good everyone shits on it because of the fanbase and because they view it as mindless action even though it has some depth.
>Kill la Kill had much better writing
Because Ragyou was a well written character with reasonable motives, and not some throwaway BBEG, they threw in to make the plot actually function once they decided that that Satsuki was going to be an antihero.
I don't know why you think moe has universal appeal. Like everything else it'll work for some and it won't for others. The feeling lots of you get when watching those shows sounds wonderful but it just doesn't baste my turkey.
I got into anime 2012 and found this board on 2013.
I have finished over 300 shows.
My entry anime was highschool of the dead.
Spent 2012 just watching romcoms and harems and now I'm completely desensitized to them.
I've only posted about 3 times since I joined here.
I started using tumblr around the same time I browsed /a/, stopped after 6 months though because I kept getting called "cis male".
I haven't watched NGE, I tried last week but I was drunk when I downloaded it and unleashed a plethora of adware that destroyed my hard drive and resulting in a loss of around 2tb of anime.
/sci/ is the only other board I visit occasionally.
RahXephon bored me and I have it on hold around episode 10.
Shinsekai Yori is probably the closest thing to my favourite anime of all time.
I cried while watching certain episodes of Love Love S2.
Aquarion Evol was a comedy show for me.
I used to watch shows based on the VA of the main characters.
It's more like because it's a fundamental driver of the industry. SoL/comedies usually have it highly concentrated but it usually permeates into many other types of series to varying degrees. It's the special sauce that makes anime unique from Western media; not knowing and savoring it is a big fucking waste, like giving a nice wine to someone who doesn't like wine.
Don't get me wrong, creative/competent people like Yuasa or Kon are/were fantastic and I adore their works, but people like that are so fucking few and far between not just in anime, but in Japanese media overall, that they might as well not exist compared to the peloton of moe/comedy/sol stuff that permeates other genres and is utterly a different approach to entertainment than what Western media does.
>3 episode rule
anyone who actually forces people to follow a retarded rule like that is retarded themselves
if an anime's first episode is garbage, then the staff should have done a better job.
first impressions are very important. telling me to watch 3 episodes of something i didn't like the first episode of is undoubtedly going to end poorly.
Ok: so what have we learned from this thread?
My opinion: The anons of /a/ come from all different walks of life and from all over the globe, they each have their own personal tastes in anime, and they spend varying amounts of time and money pursuing their hobby. Some have been at this longer than others. Regardless of these differences, all come together here to form a vibrant and dynamic community so that they can share their love of Japanese media and culture.
I mostly follow a three episode rule if I'm on the fence or if the show is just okay.
If it continues to be just okay, then I'll probably still watch the rest, just at a slow pace.
But yeah, if the first episode is bad, I'm probably not going to watch more of it.
3ep does work out pretty well, but not all the time.
For example it's definitely necessary to do 3ep for Kotoura-san, but 3ep would be the worst thing for Lucky Star because its first four episodes were the Yamakan ones. KyoAni literally fired him for those; it's exactly why he's a running joke to this day and why Lucky Star is still so polarized because the people who watched those first eps were not impressed and didn't stick around for it to get much better.
Really though because these series only take fucking 22 minutes a week to watch, I think it's too arbitrary to apply it to seasonal stuff. It's rare for something to turn around and suddenly become fantastic really late into the series; almost always the opposite happens actually, so even if you use 3ep rule and it worked well for you -most- of the season, it may not help you at all if they fuck up the ending, which is always the hardest part.
I actually greatly respect people like you who have actually been through all the expected normalfag shit in life and yet still turn their backs on their restrictive judgmental lifestyles to do what you really want/love, no matter what they think.
If not for the 3 episode rule I would have missed out on a lot of good shows. Though, now I can see why exactly I will drop a show in the first episode. Mostly, because things will be too cliche for its own good.