ITT: Post three favourite anime, make assumptions based on that
>revolutionary girl utena
>serial experiments lain
"Pretty" isn't exactly the word I'd use to describe Lain's visuals.
Anyway, I wouldn't say what I said if this was a list of what someone considers best anime. But listing the most critically acclaimed, yet widely popular series as your favourite anime? It instantly tells me you're desperately craving approval and want to be seen as a deep and mature individual while not actually having seen enough anime to at least list some interesting stuff. I don't consider the anime pretentious, but you as an individual? Absolutely.
You should lurk more to learn that you should actively avoid praising shows like that since you're an INDIVIDUAL with diverse taste.
I mean everyone can like this shit. It takes a real man to enjoy a children's show from the 70s.
Grimgar is pretty, those are edgy.
actually just bought some headphones so my new roommates wont think im a weeaboo faggot
pretentious pseudo intellectual or genuine weirdo
DO YOU GUYS EVEN KNOW WHAT THE WORD MEANS
WAKE ME UP
If you like anything other than experimental anime, you are pretentious as you are elevating objectively inferior genres to that of a favorite when all they are made for is dumb, passive entertainment to be enjoying ironically. In fact, I'd say anyone who doesn't considers non-experimental anime a guilty pleasure is pretentious.
why the fuck would i watch anime without checking if i locked my appartment first
That pretty pretentious
>Tengen toppa gurren lagann
>Welcome to the NHK
I'll go with manga:
Yea fully aware all 3 adaptations are terrible. Never gave the Negima a try because I heard it got axed before it got to the good part. Gave up Tokyo Ghoul because I couldn't stand them not doing it faithfully, but I understand why they didn't. And Eyeshield was a pain because the way they animated Sena's running just looked retarded while he was standing in place while they Monologued. His running style worked way better in print.
Avant-garde animation is one of the highest forms of modern artistic expression. To disagree is not only contrarian but suggests stunted intellectual and emotional growth. I do pity your soul anon, I really do.
R8ing tastes and posting favorites
would be ok if you replace ygo
Whenever we do favorite anime threads everyone starts poking fingers at one another because almost everyone will list a few very popular or criticallly acclaimed series. These threads would work better on a seasonal basis.
I'm >>136334203 and I'm pleasantly surprised with your list. I'm still a newfag (and I will forever be) but I've found quite a bit of my 3x3 in your pic.
>Not loving the pinnacle of sports shonen
>Not loving the Anteiku arc and the utter insanity of that ending (Though I will admit the beginning was slow)
Ok I can understand why you wouldn't like Negima! it only got a 3rd of the way through, but the ride after that made it worth it to me. If it didn't get axed early, could have easily been one the undisputed great battle of shonens of all time (It still is in my book).
Femanon, wears glasses, into /lit/ and a bit tsun.
Murican, probably a nigger who thinks their power level is damn high when they're just chumps.
Hides your power level from your friends and sometimes spergs out on some shit facebook community. Might be a female who enjoys shitty fics.
Average joe with seemingly healthy life on the outside but hides a high power level with some weird fetish. Might have a circle of weeb friends to sperg out with
Seasonal waifu faggot, probably watches Patlabor only for Noa
All time favorite originals:
Not even shitposting, I just enjoy Ecchi. I aint watching Chinese cartoons for the deep philosophical arguments and definitely not for the animation.
Was considering Prison School instead of GTO though
>I just enjoy Ecchi
>Was considering Prison School instead of GTO though
That would make sense funnily enough. I think GTO paired with Watamote kinda gave the wrong impression on which part of Golden Boy you might have enjoyed.
>Night Shift Nurses
Humanity has Declined
>>Only watches anime from this decade.
And that's a miss.
>but hides a high power level
>Humanity has Declined
1. Ojamjo Doremi #
2. Cowboy Bebop
Have at me then.
Evangelion (NGE + EoE)
Mirai Nikki is really shit, but I guess SSY makes up for it. You are ok.
Ok. NGE redeems the shit that Clannad is.
Underage, I bet you're the kind of people who likes YojouShinwa for the moral shit and not for the actual content, dialogue or directing. Do you /ami/?
Kill la Kill
Dragon Ball Z
All a significant influence on my life and outlook.
Even having seen 150 anime you must have have seen something better. I've seen about 500 titles and two of my top 5 are back from when I haven't seen even 50 shows. Probably less.
Taste is linked to character, not experience. You dont get better taste as you watch more. You simply approach your criteria's ceiling. If one has poor criteria, one will have shit taste forever.
Tasogare otome x amnesia
Not the worst.
agreed with >>136336450
Could be worse.
Not the worst.
la Kill yourself.
Only NHK saves you from absolute shit
Both of these are rather mixed.
too much /m/
Welcome to the NHK
Your lie in april
You're just mad he didn't call your shit list decent.
I like shows where characters make these silly expressions
Anime interests me
I've been here all summer
Browses one page threads
Dude weed lmao
>I watch it for the story
I see it in your eyes, in your sleep, in your answer to everything. You're barely alive.
Sings along with OPs
Whisper of the Heart
Birdy the Mighty
Aku no Hana
I don't see anything wrong with Samflam or Gintama, and I won't stop liking DB ever because it was my first anime and I grew up with it. Besides like I said this isn't really my top 3 I barely put any thought into it. Monster Musume is the same generic shit I've seen a million times but they replaced the girls with monster girls.
Episode 1: A boy falls in love with a girl
Episode 2: My crush's cell phone number is on my phone?!
Episode 3: My crush loves me back! Then why is she denying it in public?
Episode 4: My phone is calling another universe?!
Episode 5: Plans to conquer the hearts of our counterparts
Episode 6: Armed with her darkest secrets
Episode 7: She thinks I'm blackmailing her
Episode 8: My crush isn't anything like the girl on the phone
Episode 9: Why can't my crush in this world be like the girl on my phone?
Episode 10: I think I'm falling in love with my phone crush
Episode 11: What is the NATURE OF LOVE?
Episode 12: I can't bear to be apart from her
>I don't see anything wrong
Blinded with shit taste and nostalgia is no excuse.
>Monster musume is the same generic shit I've seen a million times
Why are you watching that much of a genre you clearly don't like?
Don't you mean
I like it, but it's not good at all. You can't just say I have shit taste and not give me any reason as to why the series is bad, also blinded by nostalgia is a perfectly fine excuse in my book.
>also blinded by nostalgia is a perfectly fine excuse in my book.
>I like it, but it's not good at all
Okay this is my last reply.
That's true but you still can't fuck with it. The messy production and nonsensical narrative lend a lot to its charm. It's a fucking stupid show but fuck if it isn't a good one too.
Alright, but you still haven't told me what's wrong with the shows I mentioned, you just said "SHIT TASTE LEL". Though that's pretty typical for /a/ I suppose, making claims with no argument to back it up.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Oyasumi Pun pun
Boys on the run
20th century boys
Wings of Honneamise
Ghost in the Shell
Detroit Metal City
Hello Harinezumi: Satsui no Ryoubun
Eve no Jikan
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon.
20+ y.o turbo autist who probably has a MAL account
>Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
You are probably the type of guy who looks down on Cosplayfags and people who use "kawaii" irl, while deep down wishing to be like them.
Also, you are the blandest flavor of hipster.
>2 hours ago
Fuck you guys too
Stuck in the 90's. Hates moeshit. Probably hates pop music and I'm okay with this.
Well sorry, princess.
I've got to agree with >>136349691
Your tastes aren't complete shit. Nothing stands out from what you'd read on a generic recommendations thread.
It's almost like people enjoy them and recommend them for a reason.
Omae Umasou da Na
That obscure enough for you?
I don't give a fuck about obscurity, there's just no personality behind it. Like, "ah yes my favourite films are Citizen Kane, Vertigo and Space Odyssey." Good for you buddy that's good shit but who fucking cares y'know?
Also Nerewareta Gakuen is subpar Nakamura. Aiura is his magnum opus.
I assume you are either full neckbeard autist man-child or a vanilla faggot who doesn't really care that much about anime.
Also it is not your prefered storytelling medium if the latter
But what else would you reasonably post? The rest of this thread is either stuff that is obviously nowhere near the same level, (yuru yuri, monogatari, k-on) or stuff that is lit for the masses tier (NHK, FLCL, Planetes, Mushi-shi)
You criticize me for having basic taste, but the rest of the thread is either shit or just as basic if not more so. There are honestly only a few things in the entire medium worth calling great, and not even a handful worth calling exceptional. You're going to see samey opinions, in almost all mediums (Music and books probably being the only exception, just because they are much more subjective and have a much greater amount of content) Tons of people like the same 10-30 films because there just aren't that many great films, and this is going to be even more apparent with anime.
>There are honestly only a few things in the entire medium worth calling great, and not even a handful worth calling exceptional.
If you think like this, why do you keep watching anime?
This isn't rhetorical by the way, 'cause I agree with you and have not a definitive answer myself.
First off, some of those are absolutely on that same level.
Second, I'm not criticizing your taste, I'm criticizing your demand for attention. You have good taste. That's all but a fact at this point. For the same reason there's nothing to say, and no one particularly cares about you.
>what else would you reasonably post.
Nothing, these threads are horrible. I guarantee every single non-troll post is just looking for attention or craving validation. If you wanna talk Utena, make a thread about it. If you want me to suck your dick for how much of a tastemaster you are, fuck off to Reddit or wherever.
>why keep watching anime
Why would you stop? It's unreasonable as fuck to demand everything be exceptional. And just because the majority isn't doesn't mean there isn't a fuck ton you haven't seen or hasn't been made yet.
>If you think like this, why do you keep watching anime?
You can enjoy things that aren't exceptional from a literary standpoint. Take something like Initial D, it has pretty much 0 plot, and very basic characters, but it's fun to watch and hype as fuck. Its also possible, at least for me, to enjoy a series for a single reason. For instance, I'm watching Grimgar this season just because I like the background art, everything else about it is pretty shit.
I also think that anime excels, far beyond any other medium, at creating a passable experience from fucking nothing. It's pretty much the cup ramen of entertainment, I wouldn't laud it as a fantastic meal, but it's quick, easy, and it tastes pretty good.
>It's unreasonable as fuck to demand everything be exceptional. And just because the majority isn't doesn't mean there isn't a fuck ton you haven't seen or hasn't been made yet.
Thing is, I can name at least 20 exceptional, and I mean EXCEPTIONAL movies just in this century, I can't do 1/4 of that for anime, would you agree?
>Nothing, these threads are horrible
Dare I even ask why you are here?
>Thing is, I can name at least 20 exceptional, and I mean EXCEPTIONAL movies just in this century
I disagree personally, but putting that aside, anime is fundamentally different as an industry, and is way smaller. Pretty much everything produced after 2005-ish panders to the Otaku fanbase in a significant way, and there isn't that sort of niche obsessive market for film. There really isn't a market for exceptional anime, which is why it isn't produced.
There also isn't really any talent left in the industry, and there aren't really any bright new rising stars.
Because I crave attention and validation you cocksucker. Don't underestimate my ability to be a fucking faggot.
I dunno about the ratio but yeah definitely. That said, "all movies" is a fucking broad ass category and film is generally taken more seriously as an art form. Anime is generally considered as "commercial Japanese animation" which is far more limited in scope. If you're considering all animation worldwide, then you've probably got a more comparable statistic. Even in Japan, tons of truly excellent short films or independent works go unnoticed. Whether you wanna call those "anime" or not (often they're quite different) is up to you, but you can't take "anime" itself as a whole artistic medium. If we're going to compare anime to American television alone, I'd say anime is in WAY better shape.
I kinda feel like the opposite is true.
I think it's incredibly difficult to find a watchable anime because most are an unmitigated stream of shit. And I find that either I LOVE a show,HATE it or, most often than not, can't get past the first 3 episodes.
To compare to film again, every year there's at least 2 or 3 movies I keep as "favorites". In anime, well, let's just say that's not the case and it's getting less and less frequent.
But maybe it's unfair to compare episodic animated shows to feature films. Maybe I should compare them to tv series, which I don't think I've ever finished one other than, I 'unno, Avatar? And that's basically anime, so, I 'unno.
>in WAY better shape
Artistically, I mean.
>There also isn't really any talent left in the industry, and there aren't really any bright new rising stars.
That's BS. Bias towards the classics make old stars shine brighter, but paying attention to and seeking out talented people in the industry is both extremely doable and rewarding.
>If we're going to compare anime to American television alone, I'd say anime is in WAY better shape.
I agree with you, but I think the most major reason for this is that American television isn't really "We're going to air this for x cours" it's "We're going to air this until we've sucked every drop of money out of it, and then chuck in a final episode and cancel it"
They're pretty much exclusively episodic, and usually have very basic plots.
Definitely, and that's a genuine problem with it, not an excuse. Being episodic or having basic plot structure isn't inherently negative, but I've always been fairly unimpressed with the stuff I've seen on TV. Like, I have some favourite shows that I like a lot, but I don't parade them around like I do with other things.
>paying attention to and seeking out talented people in the industry is both extremely doable and rewarding.
Like who. Seriously, it isn't that I don't pay attention to the industry, it's just that everyone people seem to call talented is shit. All the great directors are gone, and there is no one to replace them. Mamoru Hosoda is nice, but he isn't exactly the hero anime deserves. All of the new animators I've seen all have shit fundamentals and/or rely way too much on computers and cover up their mistakes with flashy cg effects.
Modern anime is more consistent, but I would honestly trade with the way older stuff was where they would budget like maniacs. Look at macross, that show had some literal 10/10 amazing animation, and some literal 0/10 slideshows (I do mean slideshows, 1 frame per second action scenes). I just don't see any truly fantastic animation anymore.
inb4 supaaaasu dandy and OPM
>There really isn't a market for exceptional anime, which is why it isn't produced.
> and film is generally taken more seriously as an art form
I hate these kinds of false arguments. That is not and should not be an excuse and we shouldn't just accept that.
Let's take two examples of my two favorite animes of all time
The creator was given de facto carte blanche to do whatever the fuck he wanted, and he wasn't shy about using it as he got fucked over by the studio at one point, and whatever your feelings are for the man or how much credit you wanna give him he created something transcendent that is still relevant and as popular as ever, made a shit ton of money and is adored by millions. He didn't do it because he pandered to Otaku (although ironically they adopted it) and neither did he shrug and just say "hey, this won't sell".
Also, we have shit like ping pong coming out as late as 2014 and it was successful (I think).
And if you don't want to risk the no market thing, then do it like
Haruhi, on the other hand, did it completely different. It still is very much an otaku friendly, sort of generic HS SoL, but instead of going the easy route and making an uninteresting stupid show it made the best possible version of a HS SoL with great fucking writing, good animation, good storytelling, and entertaining characters and had enough confidence in itself to not feel the need to shove some cartoon tits in your face every 5mins to keep your attention.
Now I realise a lot of that has to do with source material but the point is you can make good stuff about anything as long as you actually care and try making something good, instead of just pander for the otku shekel.
>That is not and should not be an excuse and we shouldn't just accept that.
You are being miopic imo for focusing on animation quality. Animation quality is the least of Anime's problems right now, in fact it has never been more consistently good as now.
I think where the talent is lacking is in the writers department and in the exec. production department.
Let's face it, your average anime looks like it was written by a 13yo mentally handicapped autist pedophile having a fit with a pen. And also they gotta hire producers and execs that aren't afraid to take risks and be bold, and the ceo's have to be patient and tolerant enough to let them fail once in a while.
Today's anime industry will never be good or bold, because all anime now is made to sell merchandise, and it works. If they tried doing something else or different, merch will not sell, and the anime won't pay off - no profit. They don't want that, so they're not willing to risk it if the shit they pump out now works.
>in fact it has never been more consistently good as now.
I literally made this point, and I said that I would trade it for the flashes of great animation of the 80s.
I would actually argue that the 90s had overall better animation, but it didn't match the consistency of what we have now.
It's not an excuse, it's a reason. There is no "Sight and Sound: Anime Edition." On the whole, art films are recognized and praised in a way that anime really isn't. Not to dismiss your examples, which are perfectly valid. I just mean to say that shows that endeavor for more aren't as rewarded as film. That's 100% due to its inapproachable nature and lack of serious criticism, though. Is there much besides the Oofuji award that recognizes art animation in Japan?
Feel free to call me an ignorant Westerner though cause I'm speaking 100% from an outsider's point of view
I don't wanna just name drop cause that's fucking faggy, but there are definitely a number of great auteurs and animators still working today. You may not respect their works in the same way you respect that which is classically approved, but I really hate your absolute dismissal of talent in the industry. Pretty disrespectful.
>Making a good anime(or anything really)
>selling merchandise,/make those sweet yen
Those are not mutually exclusive, in fact they elevate eachother. You can do a show with the objective of selling merchandise because, hey, I get it, it's a business, you gotta make money, but why not try making a good pandering show so you can give the people who are giving you money something you can be proud of?
>I really hate your absolute dismissal of talent in the industry. Pretty disrespectful.
It speaks for itself. The animator expo was new people embarrassing themselves while the old guard swept the field. In fact, the animator expo pretty much sums up my argument completely
>but why not try making a good pandering show so you can give the people who are giving you money something you can be proud of?
because that takes more time, effort, and money, which the anime studios are just not willing to spend when they want to earn more. It all comes down to greed honestly.
This is actually a problem in pretty much every aspect of modern society. Clothes, food, music, all of it is cheap mass produced shit designed to make the most money possible. You can blame the corporations all day long, but at the end of the day, it's the unwashed masses who buy this shit that are responsible for the trend. Companies will do whatever makes them the most money, pretty much guaranteed. If everyone bought quality anime, and nobody bought shit anime, it would eventually improve.
This moves us into a different section of both philosophy and economics that doesn't really need to be discussed here, but in essence your two options are to martyr yourself and "be the change you want to see in the world" and bitterly watch as you don't actually affect the world in any way, or do nothing and bitterly watch as you don't actually affect the world in any way.
But I'm not saying anime needs to be more "artistic" or anything, in fact, there's nothing I want less. I hate "oscar-bait movies", which can only exist because of what you said and I do not want anime to do start doing the same. Hell, I'm not even asking for every anime to be as different or unique as something like ping pong, just that if you are making a dumb action anime, make a GOOD dumb action anime, like for example TTGL.
Not to keep comparing anime to film, but look at something like Star Wars. It's a fucking soap opera. literally a soap opera. But it's fun, everyone loves it (including myself), and most importantly, it made more money than the GDP of the average country.
Again, I just hate the creators getting bailed out just because muh otaku market.
Quality increases>thus production cost increases>to maintain an income the price of the quality goods also increases>people will not buy something more expensive with no actual advantage to justify the extra cost.
There's less wealthy people than people with a pretty limited income, so there will never be more people buying quality products, which in turn are more expensive, while this is true.
But it doesn't cost more money or time to make a good show vs. a bad one. It's a matter of the type of talent you employ and the leadership in place.
How much money did Tanigawa spend writing Haruhi?
How much more time did Kyoani spend adapting it vs any other LN? how much profit did everyone get?
Not to mention that you can argue that refusing to spend aditional money to minimize risk and settle for mediocre profits for mediocre productions is just dumb and miopic and self-destructive. Eventually, even the most autistic basement dweller will get tired of the same shit over and over agin and it will be the studios' fault for their own collapse.
Honestly can't wait for it.
You seem cool, I don't often run into people who like MD Geist.
You're either a musician or a wannabe musician.
You like lolis a little too much and it makes people uncomfortable.
I can put it the other way around with no problem at all
Since the price of purchase of merchandise, and anime rights and DVD's and everuthing is pretty much the same for every show regardless of their quality (much like in vidya and movies and really, most entertainment mediums), which is what we're talking abotu here:
>Less money invested>lower wuality product>less people willing to shell out the dosh for what is essentially a lower quality product at the same price>lower income for studio>lower budget to work with>lower quality productions>etc.
I haven't watched a new anime show sense Binbougami ga!
Lots of the best directors right now are like in their 40s to 50s, isn't that the normal age for producing great works? Who's to say that these young folks trying and failing now won't become great 10, 20 years from now? That's not to say young people are barred from producing exceptional works either, they're just few and far between.
You mention Hosoda, but what about Hara, or Katabuchi or even fucking Isao Takahata put out a masterpiece of a film just a few years ago. What about Yamada, or Yuasa, or Ishihama or Ikuhara or whoever else has been making great or otherwise creative TV anime? There are plenty of great works being produced, and there's quite a bit to look forward to this year even. Cut the "there isn't any talent left in the industry" nonsense.
Jokes on you, my income, shape and sexual history say otherwise.
Nice assumption, but best I can give you is a D.
You're alright but /a/ hates you
you like Sabagebu, so I'm disregarding everything else. 10/10
WOW NICE UNTITLED PICTURES FAGTRON I SURE RECOGNIZE EVERY SINGLE ONE
Love the pretentious meme tbhonest familia
The ones on the bottom right are the only ones even remotely acceptable to not know. Everything else is really fucking popular. Lurk more
Hello, /a/ management here.
We're continuing with our pre-cup roster poll, which is now in its second - and final - round, fast approaching its end. A couple dozen more votes and we'll be done with it. Follow the link below to the poll if you haven't voted yet:
Here are your current standings:
#1 Cowboy Bebop
#2 Inferno Cop
#3 Bert Is a Titan
#5 One-Punch Man
#8 Worst Matsu
#5 One Punch Man
#6 Worst Matsu
#1 One-Punch Man
#3 King of GETs
#8 Worst Matsu
#9 Spooky Ougi
#10 Semen Demon
#11 Boku no Pico
#1 Boku no Pico
#2 Worst Matsu
#4 Semen Demon
#5 Spooky Ougi
#10 Smug Anime Face
#12 Papa Bones
#14 Teh Rei
Wow rude, it's not my fault you don't have even a basic knowledge of animation on an animation board.
>kino no tabi
>servant x service
>danshi koukousei no nichijou
>the world god only knows
>amaama to inazuma
If we're still doing this
You look like you're going to spend your life having one epiphany after another, always thinking you've finally figured out what's holding you back, and how you can finally be productive and creative and turn your life around. But nothing will ever change. That cycle of mediocrity isn't due to some obstacle. It's who you are. The thing standing in the way of your dreams is; that the person having them is you.
I'm not even him, but that made me a little sad.
>including memes into the poll
Oda Nobuna no Yabou
I like cute schoolgirls and war