Here is a thread for people deeply interested in what japanese anime (or even manga) has to offer.
Want to share your last really unknown but worthy to be mentioned title? Here is the place.
Want to talk more seriously about precise stuff like a personality background and evolution in the industry? Here is the place.
So for starters, I recently learned about g-anime and what Toei do for some artists to be able to express themselves with more freedom in shorts like pic related.
What do you think of this (already old) initiative?
Is g-anime the convention those L'Animation indépendante japonaise shorts come from?
I've only seen a few but most I didn't find terribly interesting. Midoriko had a great art style and was absolutely fucking weird, so it was probably my favorite.
>or even manga
Who the fuck would waste time trying to earn the title of connoisseur with anime when manga is right there and way better. It's like becoming the best at some shitty old n64 game no one ever played, go play something else instead.
Yeah, so share a little of your connoissance in manga.
>L'Animation indépendante japonaise
I don't think it has anything to do with a convention, I found this article for more information http://journal.animationstudies.org/sheuo-hui-gan-the-newly-developed-form-of-ganime-and-its-relation-to-selective-animation1-for-adults-in-japan/
Personally I loved Fantascope: Tylostoma but I haven't seen much of them.
I'm sorry I don't have anything to lend to the conversation and am just passing by, but I thought that this was particularly funny
Why not be pretentious once in a while. It's interesting to actually put yourself in the shoes of the pretentious guys and try to see what they see. It's like the arthouse side of japanese anime, it's fun to discover weird things.
See, this is where you've a mistake. There have been threads talking about weird, obscure and experimental works. And they worked out great because people were just being genuine fans and there's no pretension in how they present themselves.
Being pretentious is the absolute opposite end of appreciating arthouse side of anime. The pretentious guys are just obnoxious and that's all there is. There's no substance to it because they are much more concerned about being smug than actually talk about the content.
Actually I know, but I don't know how this kind of discussion spawn around here, and the only pretentious thing is the term connoisseur right? The rest doesn't really feel pretentious. But connoisseur is since a long time an ironic term.
I've never seen a thread about independent/experimental animation that wasn't full of shitposting one way or another. If anything I'm impressed this thread hasn't yet reached that level.
Eh I'll give this thread the benefit of a doubt.
These are some manga that I like but /a/ doesn't discuss much.
>houseki no kuni
As if Sailor moon had a lovechild with angel's egg. Great art, mystery and atmosphere
Shounen but the kind of shounen a jaded oldfag like me would enjoy. Borderline deconstruction of the genre I would say.
It is. This is birdmen. It's by yellow tanabe if that holds any water with you.
Now repay me with recommendations senpai
>how not to start a thread: the post
>houseki no kuni
I like it, but people keep describing it as some weird patrician manga and I don't really get that. It seems fairly simple aside from the setting.
Ok I have a conoisseur's anime right here.
Violinist of Hameln
It has a moe rpg fantasy setting with some of the cheapest money saving tricks you've ever seen in anime.
>panning shots over stills
>no lip movement
It also has magic through classical music and a story befitting a greek tragedy.
And on top of one of the best endings in anime history it got ZERO filler. Like even the one bathing scene is also used as exposition.
Be special and see it. Join me and five other anons with that distinction.
>It also has magic through classical music and a story befitting a greek tragedy.
As expected of Imagawa.
Shiet he did Hameln? No wonder I loved it!
Please senpai, are there any other Imagawa works you would recommend?
>apart from aoat pic related
I checked the credits after posting and found out he was Hameln's writer and not the director. Whoops.
I'm not an expert on Imagawa, haven't even watched G Gundam or Hameln for that matter.
If you plan to watch more of his stuff, go watch some martial arts films first if you want to get some of the homage and references he throw around.
This is especially true in G Gundam where he references quite a fair bit from the movie adaptations of Jin Yong's novel, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. The film trilogies are titled The Swordsman (1990), The Swordsman II (1992) and The East Is Red (1993) if you're interested.
>namedrop experimental shorts no one has watched
These people are the worst. "Actually, this show is shit, you should go watch these music video collaborations for real visual experimentation."
This. My favorite Japanese animators? Iso, Okiura, Matsumoto, Ohira, Yutapon, Tanabe, Yoh Yoshinari, Hashimoto, Inoue, Hisashi Mori, Utsunomiya, the list goes on!
Wasn't this such an informative comment!
Yup, him. Something to look forward to this year.
Speaking of this year, what are you guys looking forward to? Bunch of great movies, it looks like. Not much for TV though, but I'll probably be surprised.
I remember in like 2010 some guy listed a dozen animators he liked and everyone took that as a sign of real interest in animation. Now everyone just tosses sakuga bullshit around and no one actually has anything interesting to say.
Enjoying Birdmen immensely. If you are looking for a list of eclectic manga, Hox (nice guy who scanalates Vinland saga) has a fairly extensive list on his blog: