>FUCK OFF BOKU NO PICO I TAKE MUH CHINESE CARTOONS SERIOUSLY GO SUCK A DICK YOU COWBOY BEBOP LOVING NORMALFAG
>posting pics or 2/10 rappers who are incapable of making a song without crying about his dad
As a /co/ regular, I gotta say that people on there are really eager to derail threads and keep them that way; sometimes I get the feeling at least half the board doesn't actually want to discuss comics and cartoons.
Just go and try to start a thread about something that got popular and isn't in season, I dare you.
>post entire list of examples
thanks for proving my point m8
You probably can't find any other place you can do this either.
Anime Forums - Dead discussion.
Reddit - Only if they are doing a rewatch and even then it is 20 so comments and dead.
/a/ - Shows no one cares about - 20-30 posts and more popular shows 200 - 500+ (where it involves shit posting).
People here and on /q/ kept repeating that you could discuss anime better else where and so went and looked myself. Turns out /a/ is still the best.
Theyre all discussed heavily faggot
There are shows which most newfags like you on /a/ now dont even know about but these arent those ones
Also stop talking out of your ass and never post on /a/ again
>constant dragonball, OPM, AoT, Bleach, etc threads
/a/ does more than moe if you actually lurked. Also what is a good anime is subjective. If you don't like /a/ then fuck off and find a better place to discuss anime.
/a/ is for people who already watch and enjoy anime. That's part of what makes it so good: no matter what anime you're watching and enjoy, people are talking about it on /a/. And actually talking about it, like discussing the relative merits of different currently airing series, comparing single works to the repertoires of the studios that make them, the directors and writers working on them, and so on. I've learned so much about anime just from discussing it on /a/.
If /a/ appears to be hostile to outsiders, that's just because the ankle-deep anime fandom that pervades most of the internet has also ruined those communities by diluting them with lowest-common-denominator discussion and lists of recommendations where your discussion of anime stops completely at "I like (show), do you also like (show)?"
Examples of good current threads with actual discussion:
Even without knowing the anime, you can go look at the threads and see that the people talking actually enjoy and care about these shows.
The simple fact is that you won't find this level of discussion (particularly the number of people involved) anywhere else on the web. MAL might have a thread the day it airs which will just be individuals giving their impressions without reading what anyone else said. Reddit might have a thread with a conversation involving about 20 people, where the only comments anyone reads are the first ones that get posted because they are "upvoted" the most, and it's impossible to get involved in the discussion without piggybacking someone else's highly rated comment. Other imageboards fall short as well. 8cuck barely even has threads about currently airing stuff, let alone livewatch threads.
And that's not to mention the fact that /a/ has a huge and active fan translation community that is always helping to increase availability of otherwise untranslated anime and manga.
I've seen all of those get discussed till post limit atleast few times a week.
But take FLCL for example, today there's been 2 exact threads where OP complains about FLCL being "LOL SO RANDUMB XD".
If you think that's supposed to invoke any actual discussion, then go fuck yourself
The faster a board, the worse it is. /b/ obviously, then /v/ and /sp/. Slow niche boards like /diy/ (which is fucking great) are the opposite.
Not true, slow niche boards are also ruined.
/a/ wouldn't get shit on so much if everyone there didn't seem so full of themselves and if confronted with a differing opinion they sperg out and start screaming about the boogyman of the month.
Not every board on 4chan has a superiority complex about being the first board. Go to that thread and dare to suggest that this is no longer an anime website and see for yourself. They will call you /pol/ or a redditor or worse. That's the point, they make up boogeymen as needed.
/a/ makes me feel right at home.
/co/ leaves me alienated and disgusted.
So what's the difference between me and you?