Is /a/ watching AOTS?
Yes and it is incredible. Character driven story, no tropes, no fanservice, and best of all, a full fledged rokugo story in every episode.
I am a fan of every form of the comedic arts and rokugo is no exception. I am laughing along with the stories as if I were in the audience myself.
Love it. Probably a very strong contender for my AOTY already.
I like it, but I think a contender for ANIME of the year must be strong in the ANIMATION department and rely heavily on it to tell it's story, it must be something that can't be done on any other medium.
In the case of this show, I might as well be watching a live action instead of anime, and that's why to me it can't be the AOTY regardless of how good it is in other aspects.
Then it will just turn into typical joseitrash.
Oh, the manga already is a shitty josei, one of the characters is a literal cuck who's raising another man's child and providing for the mother.
I wish more shows would start with a 40min episode.
Owari did it too and it was pretty amazing.
20min is often too short to introduce the characters and doing some world building properly.
But it does, there's lots of character animation and camera movement during the rakugo scenes. I'd say often time these aspects make the scenes more entertaining than the stories themselves. I mean let's take last episode. It's not like the second story was a lot more interesting. It's just that the cinematography and visual direction was different. With the first we saw the character being tense, the audience impatient and we had the frames moving slowly. On the other hand with the send one the character animation was expressive, the audience was lively, the frames matched the transitions of the characters the guy was playing.
So yeah you're right which makes me think you're kind of full of shit. The story does utilize animation to tell its story.
See those plebs and laugh.
Either this or Boku will be AOTS. Phantom World and Grimgar are okay too, hoping PW will pick up soon instead of being an insomnia cure though.
How come there's blooming sakura at the start and at the end of the episode it's snowing EVEN THOUGH NOT MUCH TIME PASSED.
Don't reply trolls and shitposters.
Once in a blue moon they get a good director and make a show that isn't complete shit.
Speaking of fanservice...
I like how he uses 'oira'.
>>sexualizing the rakugos
He's a /r9k/-tier shitposter that it's literally in every thread, pay him no mind. You'll know because he uses the same buzzwords over and over.
Though it's long in this scene
and several hours later it's this.
The mangaka also did this. How does it make you feel, /a/?
Shinjuku Lucky Hole is a pretty good BL. Kumota Haruko is one of the better artists drawing BL, her art is good and her characters are great. She manages to write fun stories without endless forced drama (which plagues a huge amount of BL).
How about that sound direction, though? I went into this prepared to be bored by a culture wall but so far the stories are very entertaining.
The mains don't seem too gay so far, but at this point I don't even care.
The scene in the first episode where the MC does his Rakugo set with the burglar was one of the best scenes I've seen in a while. It just just non-stop rakugo and actually made me appreciate rakugo a lot more, I was actually laughing as if I was in the audience.
I got high hopes for this series, probably AOTS. I'll have to see how Boku Dake and grimgar turn out too. Usually I'm a Kyoani dicksucker but Phantom World isn't really doing it for me.
Yeah, but most of the stuff getting made today is trash.
See harems, most of SoL anime, modern KyoAni etc.
Nothing but fanservice and perfect waifus designed to sell merchandise
You are not getting tired of this?
Why must it be trolling? If you don't think so and are so hot and opinionated, why don't you defend your position? Not him, by the way.
For me, I feel like Rakugo itself is something hard to appreciate without prior knowledge and a live performance, and with animating it's even harder. While they did a good job, I feel like it simply doesn't translate well into anime. The VAs have held it up, and for that I'm somewhat interested, but the subtleness required to portray the different characters and mannerisms are impossible to appreciate in the animation. Even low-bitrate youtube videos of performances are easier to get into.
Complaints like "boring as fuck" are inattentive to language and thus breed confusing thoughts, they're hard to take seriously as genuine criticisms and amidst the sea of shitposting, and in a thread like this that's how they're perceived. If he wanted to present his ideas in a useful way he should write like you do.
I agree with everything you say, by the way. Any time we experience foreign art we lose something, more or less. That said, any subtleties we lose in the language are made up for with great character and voice acting. I find it very easy to interpret what's going on. The script isn't bad either, I've laughed out loud at the funny parts which are hardly language-exclusive. Am I getting the "full experience"? Probably not, but what I'm getting is absolutely entertaining enough for me to keep praising the show.
>can't read moon
>still browse through volume 4
>can tell from the facial expressions that Sukeroku says really heartfelt shit before dying
>will probably be a huge tearjerker when voice acted
>get to volume 8
"lol Yakumo was lying"
Do any moonfags who read the uploaded volumes know
how much of old man's story was bullshit? Did it only diverge when it came to the actual death?
Which volume does Yotarou become hospitalised in and causing him to miss the Rakugo revival event?
>failing to see the scenes as a fantastic tool for character development and tension and god knows what.
In the second episode, seeing him bomb completely alone made his character much more likable and relatable.
Then pair Yotaro's performance in 01 with Hatsutaro's in 02 and already the show has build a significant amount of story/character depth with a fairly unconventional storytelling method.