does /a/ like softenni?
Just finished this, what the fuck was that ending?
Also, /a/'s general thoughts on Freesia?
Keiko is pure.
>the best parts are manga only
Who's here hoping that The Red Turtle gets Oscar Gold this Sunday?
Or are you guys still mad about Kimi No Na Wa / Your Name got snubbed?
If you go check Rotten Tomatoes
there were less than 40 critics who did see Kimi No Na Wa last year.
And the ones with academy membership, i.e. those who can vote for Oscar would be even less, so it's no surprise.
I'd say Funimation basically blew it by doing the whole Oscar qualification run last year.
This is something you have to use the popularity to make the critics see, not the other way around.
>character doesn't care about any of the ideological conflicts going on in the story and just wants to fight strong people
Is this the best trope?
Which side do you enjoy watching the most, /a/?
Empire or Alliance?
I'm currently going through it again but I'm going to have to say Empire every time, their aestheticism is just very fascinating. Seeing how corrupt the FPA really is was interesting but I enjoyed the Empire's side a lot more. Then again I'm curious how the universe would've turned out if the FPA had assumed complete and dominant control instead of the empire and they had successfully killed Rhinehard somehow. I can imagine with the amount of infighting and corruption that was part of the problem destroying the system the universe would've divulged into a fuck load of different schisms vying for power.
How many times have you fapped to the BD rip?
Did she deserve it?
>thinks for a moment that she wants to be away from him
>"You must want to be violently murdered."
Myotismon is a dick.
His D also became half dragon
I'm a bit surprised that FT only had one movie (and I guess two now) when OP got a dozen. I was under the impression that despite its faults FT still had its success.
On a related note the first FT movie was alright so I'll probably watch the second too.
Is it a Buddhist parable?
>Desire is portrayed as the root of all evil in the story, or at the very least the catalyst for evil
>The major villain, on a personal AND supernatural note, Griffith, becomes a slave to and embraces his desire, becoming the root of all suffering in the story
>Causality is a major theme, that we have to change our karma
>No matter how much guts suffers, he survives and passes each test - suffering is seen as a test in Buddhism that we have to overcome
>The Egg of the Perfect World doesn't overcome his suffering, sadly, but is portrayed sympathetically for being human and leaning on faith.
>BOTH the clergy and the demons in the Conviction Arc are portrayed in a bad light - dualistically fighting for supremacy over mankind BOTH are slaves to the embodiment of desire; the Apostles
>Guts 'taking a third option' and being anti-theistic by being in control of his own karma and fate - fighting both the simplistic 'good' and 'evil' - and relying on himself is portrayed favourably
Lot's of these things are ingrained in popular culture. You'll see a lot of similar themes in many works. It's very likely that an Asian was influenced by Buddhism though a lot of western philosophy comes down to this too.
A lot of Eastern thought comes from Buddhism yeah. And as >>153865926 says it's hardly anything really peculiar to East Asia
Is she best girl? Next translation when?
Also around two more weeks until next scans.
Post characters that only exist for war
Is 2011 anime starting to look dated?
Not necessarily worse, just distinctly different from 2017.
New episode is out, time for another dead thread.
And I thought the series had no such tone.
Yes, the two were competing with each other - but I felt they also genuinely hated each other's guts.
OP should post a better example next time.