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What anime/manga has the deepest lore? I'm talking about

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What anime/manga has the deepest lore? I'm talking about shit where you need to constantly reread it or look stuff up to remember.
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Universal Century Gundam, easily.
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>>113112545
I'm not a clever man so I had to look up comments and summerizations of Ergo Proxy towards the end.
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>>Oh Pee
i don't that far into anime
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>>113112545

Confusion in the Middle of Everywhere

I still don't get what's it all about. Besides PLOT, that is.
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>>113112545

Huh, deepest lore.

There's no real good answer. I'd say the Gundam Universe, but then you get shit like pokemon where there's encyclopedic entries with weights and heights for 700+ different fuckers.

Then there's the NGE universe which was bent over backwards a while back, so noone knows where shit is going.

Hell, if you count animation of western stuff, like Halo, you get a tonne of books, minigames, two ARGs, comics, CGI stories...

Nah, I'd say Gundam or LoGH
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>>113112545
The Leijiverse is pretty expansive, but that's not the same as deep.
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I'd say Type-Moon/Nasuverse, but it's more of a multimedia franchise than anime/manga.
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>>113112545
Did the KLK OVA come out yet?
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What about that Horizon shit? Not Log, the other Horizon.
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Evangelion
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>>113113659
Evangelion's lore is just there for flavour. It's the characters that are actually deep.
That was bait right?
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>>113113636
see:
>>113112965
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To love ru
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.hack?
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Plenty of anime and manga have ridiculously deep plots, early foreshadowing in the form of minute details and offhand comments and expansive as fuck world lore.
You're gonna have to be a bit more specific.
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>>113112545
I'd say there's two different ways to talk about this. Things that have the most lore written with them, like expanded universe stuff, encyclopedias, etc. OR what things draw from the most pre-existing lore. The first is fairly easy to figure out, the latter not so much
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>>113112965
This. God damn this shit is so convoluted.
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>>113114463
The former would be best described as breadth, as opposed to depth.
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Not one, anime and manga dont have deep lore.
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>>113114064
Tell me 2
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>>113112545
One Piece has lots of foreshadowing spanning years and hundreds of chapters, but there is never a need to reread it to understand current events.
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>>113114463
>>113114064
I'm talking about world/history lore. For example, the Goldenbaum Dynasty in LOGH and how all of the Kaisers have bios or are at least mentioned.
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>>113115057
huurrrrr
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>>113116344
Did you forget Usopp's stories?
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>>113112545
Not the deepest and neither mango but every new release of tower of god takes me back to its wikia.

#tumblr
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>>113112545

One Piece easily. Like seriously, have you seen the Data Books that only explain the lore? They are massive
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Monogatari?
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Fate is the obvious answer here.
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>>113115057
>there is never a need to reread it to understand current events

Yes there is. If you constantly discuss One Piece and think about what's going to happen next, you really have no trouble, but the average One Piece reader will either need to look a lot of shit up in older volumes or just hope that Oda explains again what plot point from the past was about.
Heck, most of my friends didn't even realize that the Koala from the revolutionaries was the same Koala from Fisher Tiger's flashback, and I don't wanna know how many million OP readers there are in Japan who don't even know who Noland is and are confused by the all the Noland talk in the current arc
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>>113117092
It has such a cool backstory. Shame SUI turned the actualy story into a crapfest.
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Muvluv
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>>113117222
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>>113113845

Nope
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>>113112965
Technically, there's a shit ton of lore because there's so much background information, but when I think "deep," I think intricate, detailed, and sensible. Horizon is just stupid, though. It's not confusing because it's so carefully wrought, it's confusing because it's so fucking dumb that your brain immediately concludes that nothing could actually be THAT retarded, so it defaults to "I don't understand."
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>>113117638

Are you stupid? There's six volume sized books that contain nothing but lore explanation and absolutely no new information. Only stuff for people so they understand the One Piece world better.
If that's not gigantic lore to you I have absolutely no idea what is.
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>>113117322
What? Monogatari has a lot of symbolism and plot, but it definitely doesn't have deep lore.
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>>113117745
That's some completely optional stuff anyway, you don't need it at all to get what's going on in the show/manga.
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>>113117794

Do you know what lore means?
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>>113117794

>That's some completely optional stuff anyway

Wow, thanks Sherlock. No fucking shit
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>>113117745
>liking One Piece
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>>113118001

>getting BTFO
>proceeds to shitpost

At least have some dignity
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>>113118236
Doesn't change the fact that One Piece is shit.

I'm not even that other guy.
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>>113118508

>Not samefagging I swear!

Suuure
Back to narutoforums or whatever shithole you came from
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>>113118631

:V
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>>113118508

>being on /a/
>not liking One Piece

get the fuck outta here newfag
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>>113112545
Five Star Stories and Red Eyes
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>>113118738
>St-stop hating this pile of shit that I love!

Fuck off
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>>113118800

>having shit taste
>telling others too fuck off

Oh you newfags are funny
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>>113117431
That's not foreshadowing, that's Oda showing how untalented he is at designing new structures.
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Anything involving Evangelion.
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>>113112545
>has the deepest lore?
Fuck off to /v/ with your shitty maymay
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madoka
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>>113113263
The Leijiverse doesn't have enough of a continuity to have to "need to constantly reread it or look stuff up to remember." to understand something new.
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I still have no idea what the fuck happened or why Clamp thought it would be a good idea.
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>>113112965
>>113114557
>>113117692
People not getting Horizon always make me laugh. Pick up a history book faggots. It's not that hard.
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Kajishimaverse
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>>113117431

Not remembering one of the hundreds of characters Oda introduces isn't really what I would say is worth "re-reading just to understand it". That's really just a flaw of his where he thinks having a lot of characters is good world building, instead of making meaningful characters with actual personalities rather than cheap caricatures like we normally get.

I could barely name for you half of the random assortment of fodder villains and random townsfolk who exist solely for cheap emotional pulls that Oda has dumped into One Piece, and you're honestly no worse off for having forgotten them in terms of overall story.
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>>113122032
Aren't they picking it back up and rebooting it or making a sequel or whatever?
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You may not like it but Naruto's lore is pretty deep.
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>>113118738
>>113118876
kill yourself
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>>113124811
If only it was presented better.
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>>113122287
this. i just watched both seasons and i got it right off the bat.
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>>113124860

The anime does a decent job
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>>113124811
jesus, where the fuck was that in the series? How come Kishi couldn't have just written about ninjas doing ninja things while exploring that world?
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>>113124938
Well there's that and there's the fact that more could've probably been done with it in general. How was it better in the anime anyway? From what I've seen, in the manga, Kishi basically just does lazy and uninteresting info dumps.
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>>113114925
Not really that much in terms of lore, but Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei had foreshadowed its ending for 7 years.
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>>113112545
Nijigahara Holograph
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Ergo Proxy. Too much RAISON D`ETRE
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>>113112545
One Piece
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