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What makes an anime "edgy"?
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What makes an anime "edgy"?
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>>136297915
Edgy is an emotional response and therefore unquantifiable.
However I would say it mostly refers to the use of 'mature' elements in a juvenile/simplistic/shallow/exaggerated fashion, often with the aim of cheaply manipulating the audience.
It also means 'stuff I don't like'.
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>>136297915
The fact you haven't killed yourself.
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>>136297915
Shock value really.
Guy has fun murdering children? shock value. Woman gets off to setting people on fire? shock value.
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>>136297915
Unnecessary amount of blood,gore and killing for the sake of it.
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>>136297915
Stealth /ss/ thread?
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Its usually when a character enjoys the suffering of others or does something very cruel for fun.
>Nurse has been spending her entire week getting the MC(enemy soldier) back to health, MC decapitates nurse when he wakes up.

>MC sees a child playing with a dog, MC boots the dog into traffic

>MC burns an orphanage because one of them knocked into him

>MC teleports behind you, "pss nothing personal kid"

These are examples of an edgy MC
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It's when a medium contains massive amounts of gore and or violence that doesn't help advance the plot in any way whatsoever. If something is edgy it's just for shock value.
A show about war that shows people get blown to bits wouldn't be edgy, but a show about someone beheading babies would be edgy.
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>>136297915
/a/ has whored out this word so much that now whenever I read it I automatically change it for
"I just noticed this manga is neither comedy nor SoL"
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>>136297915
Pixels 1, 1280, 920320 and 921600.
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Its edgy if i dont like it and if there is blood and killings
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>>136297915
Sauce?
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>>136304984
Akame ga Kiru!
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>>136297915
Gratuitous use of gore imagery/vicious behaviour just for the sake of shock value.
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>>136297915

If for some reason the main character has a trench coat and it's not set during "notWW1"
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>>136297915
The entirety of Berserk
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>>136306179
I know this is bait but Berserk it's a perfect example of edge done right.
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All of the answers here are mostly correct.
But edge isn't always a bad thing, as it can be done right if the character has an understandable reason for acting the way they do.
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>>136297915
Something like this
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>>136306282
What about Setou Hakai Gakuen Dangerousu?
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>>136299161
Hey, Guts never had fun in that.
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>>136306376
It's still edgy.
Using edgy as an insult or as criticism is simply retarded.
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This may qualify
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>>136306499
Using it as critism, sure. Its a meme, its as if you'd use "dank" to describe a good anime.
Anon just asked what makes an anime edgy.
I personally enjoy edgy characters just because they are mostly done terribly and its extremely amusing.
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>>136306568
Cringe/10
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>>136306568
>There are people who actually agree with him
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>>136306718
In a way, he has a point, "don't expect too much".

On the other hand, "Holy shit, dude. put down that glass shard."
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>>136306568
Im not sure i'd classify that as edgy.
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>>136306718
and why shouldn't they?
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>>136306568
>>136306718
>>136306826
>>136306828

It's not edgy for what he's saying but for the way he's saying it.
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>>136306826
Dont expect too much from what? Talking? If you expect something from a girl simply being nice to you you're a certificated retard.
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>>136306883
i dont understand what you mean.
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>>136306870
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>>136306897
then I should agree with him?
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>>136306897
Sounds like you don't go out much. Nice girls are nice because they get something in return and a giant majority of the time they realize the person they are acting nice to is infatuated with them and are being lead on. They don't care because they know they'll get something in return from them and owe absolutely nothing back. There was more than one time I had to tell a girl to let a poor sucker who she feels about him to let him off that hook that faggots cling on to so desperately.
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>>136306993
girl to let a poor sucker know how she actually feels about him to let him off*

I fucked that sentence up.
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>>136306993
>Thinking every girl out there is the same
If you think your projecting isnt incredibly obvious, you're wrong.
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>>136306568
>women are nice to losers out of social politeness and do not actually want to fuck them so losers shouldn't get excited over talking with them

Is it still edgy if it is true?
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I don't know, many don't consider berserk to be edgy despite the things that goes on in it.
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>>136306993
So from what you've posted, how is >>136306897 wrong?
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>>136306897
It's the classic pitfall of imaging your life together after a pretty girl gives you the slightest bit of attention.

Only lonely losers know this feeling. Not retards.
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>>136307077
Isn't that image an edit?
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>>136307077
Because Guts is actually a nice person, everything he has done that could be considered edgy is due to the fact life has been fucking over him from day one. He has never been edgy for the sake of it.
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>>136307154
No, just a shitty translation.
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>>136307154
is it?
I could have sworn I read him say this to emperor Ganishka when he asked if guys was an apostle.
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>>136307191
So I'm kinda right?
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>>136307118
It doesn't make someone a retard because women know certain men's weakness and exploit it when they can.

A attractive looking dude can get the same treatment from a 'nice' girl and get something in return so it would be unfair to call the sucker a retard. Socially inept, yes but not a retard.
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>>136307197
Nah, I remember dialogue as well, I just don't imagine using "faggot-ass" in their translations nowadays
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>>136306993
Hi, I'm here to clarify as a girl
>inb4 LONDON

There are all kinds of girls, just like there are all kinds of guys.
Glad to have helped.
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>>136307238
technically sure but
technically every translated image is an edit.
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>>136307299
>LONDON
I dont know what that is a reference to
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>>136307299
Don't give us that goody good bullshit.
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>>136307299
LONDON
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>>136307345
A girl said she's a girl on the internet
Someone wanted really hard for her to be in London because that's where that someone lived
Then it kinda ascended to meme from there
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>>136307408
I see
I really despise thirsty males.
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>>136306568
Why people even think you are flirting with them when you're just being nice?
You must be truly desperate to think a person likes you just because they are being nice to you.
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>>136307474
>Implying people here aren't disperate
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>>136307371
How is what I said 'goody good' bullshit?
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>>136297915
Edges.
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>>136307345
/fit/ meme. One of the tripfags hit on a crossdressing dude. "pls be in london"
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>>136307701
passable trap?
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>>136307408
>spoonfeeding
LURK MOAR

>>136297915
Edgy is when you act all dark and depressed just fgor the sake of dark and depressed. Anime edgy is when you do the same
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>>136307602
Because >>136306993 it's right. Not because the "women are evil" meme argument but because this applies to all people. Socially inept people should blame themselves and nobody else but it's neither fair not true telling them that some people are going to be interested in them if they have nothing to offer.
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>>136307809
Same femanon.
But who's telling anybody that they're interested in them?
The argument is about whether or not nice girls are only nice because they need something, which to that I say that it is true for some girls, but not for every girl.
All people need to do is get to know others better and judge for themselves, dont cross out all girls because of a bad experience.
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>>136297915
>Meme answer
Anything that's not a SoL or generally lighthearted.
>Real answer
Things that try to create cheap drama (ham-handedness is key here) with character deaths and other fucked up shit. CRAAAWWWLING-tier monologues and good-to-evil transformations are also usually required.
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>>136308152
thats stupid and gay
now go away
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>>136308223
O-okay ;_;
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>>136297915
Any show that shows a complete and total disregard for human life, be it in a philosophical ("all humans are scum but me!" type characters and their respective monologues) sense or just in a plot one (characters die left and right for no reason, usually without much time to reflect in why that characters was important and why we should care, quicly followed by another death)
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>>136298082
This guy gets it. It is trying to come out as deep, dark or revolutionary but being shallow and or cheap, usually with the standards a teenager would have for this subjects.
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>>136302215
Yeah because murdering a small child after raping her on top of her father's grave doesn't constitute Edgy.
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>>136297915
A fedora. Prove me wrong..
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>>136306568
This is not edgy,this is just max autism
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>>136309174
Naah,
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>>136307077
This is a good translation though, full of energy and emotion like the original.

1:1 translations are shit.
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>>136307299
Get outta here with that logic shit. We want not part of it.
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>>136297915
Raping and murdering a widow and her daughter on their husband/father's grave
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Edgy means that a greater amount of violence and sex than the normal baseline for a genre are used as the selling point of a work above all else. A story full of sadistic rapists and character deaths has to work harder than normal to convince the viewer that it's telling a cool story because of us sadistic fucks who will sign up for the face-value blood and tits and malice.
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>>136306993
They are usually nice because they think that is the nice thing to do. Not everybody is out there to manipulate people.
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Adding in suffering/gore for shock value to get people interested like pic related. I'm ashamed of falling for it.

>>136306568
As much I hate how he blames girls rather than himself, I wish morons in real life would take this lesson. Too many 'nice guys' bitch about getting led on.
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>>136306428
I feel like that borders more on parody. I'm honestly not sure whether it's good edge or not, but I still enjoy reading it. At the very least, it does show off a more realistic outcome for what would happen when super powered highschoolers who've been shunned by society for it go all out against each other.

The later untranslated chapters do get real edgy though, which I felt didn't come off as well as it is currently.
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>>136302215
>"I'm so dark I shit bats"
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