>tfw no SoL anime about cute soldiers doing cute things and dying horrible deaths
It's really great.
Most people disregard it because of the K-on art-style, but it's one of my favorite shows all-around.
If you like SoL in uncommon settings it's a must watch for you.
>MC reaches the dressing station with Kat's dead body, thinking he's still alive and that they're saved
They shoulda stuck with the concept art designs
Dumb shitposters have always called it K-on, otherwise they would not be TruShitposters, you know.
Definitely. It's gorgeous.
It's by the same person that does the Atelier designs, right?
>making huge amounts of profit from WW1 and has motivation and evidence of blackmailing political figures to goad each other into war
>cute soldiers doing cute things and dying horrible deaths
I am still mad at SO RA NO WO TO
They had potential and this precious chance but ruined everything.
Soldiers are there to die absurdly and miserably, not for fuggin chuuni shit I am the one man army hurr durr I save everyone and kill them all!
The alicia episode was really enough death for the series, and the climax felt fine to me.
I really dont see where you're getting
>I am the one man army hurr durr I save everyone and kill them all!
That part broke something inside me.
>Good, but /a/ really overplays the war aspect. It's just a military slice of life mostly during peace time.
Which is really all you do in today's military. Nearly every type of media completely ignores this and only cares about basic training and the deployment, for the simple reason that it's as boring as it sounds.
better choice imo
>cute german loli really likes war, everyone dies around her
If only he were here to direct it...
>hey let's adapt Western novels that most of our people don't even care about or know that they exist
Anon, come on, I love me a good war story but asking the Nips to animate them is just unrealistic.
>the only real shit that happened was reserved for the ending or kept in PTSD flashbacks
>end up with a conflicting feeling because faggots hyped up the setting being war rather than peacetime with war on the horizon
a dark part of me wanted trumpet girl to die when she was playing amazing grace while overlooking the two armies about to fight
People in Japan consume a ton of Western literature, so much so that any work (particularly the Classics) popular enough to be translated into other languages and discussed in other countries almost certainly has a sizable Japanese readership. If you have Donald Keene's translation of No Longer Human, his introduction goes into how deeply entrenched Western literature (and other things) is in Japan.
Even if something like All Quiet on the Western Front actually does have enough fans in Japan so that adapting it wouldn't be a waste of money, though, I doubt many of those people watch anime. The medium's not exactly held in high regard.
Let's go to 2ch's book and juvenile boards, shall we?
In Juvenile there's Harry Potter, classic western sf (Verne, Wells, Poe), Little House on The Prairie, Moomin, Futari wa Lottie's original book (the name isn't there but I know it's based on a western book), Anne series (and other Montgomery works really), Kemono no Souja Erin (and other Nahoko Uehashi books), and Swallows and Amazons
In books, there's Marcel Proust, Anton Chekkov, Spain and Portugal literature general thread, Tale of Genji, and William S. Burroughs,.
I heard that Japs read more than other countries around the world but I never knew that they read so much foreign stuff. All this is translated to Japanese right? Or are there people who go out of their way to learn a language to read the original material?
I think most of them are translated but there are intelligent souls that manage to read them in English, to the point of clarifying the original's meaning if they ever get lost in translation. Seen it done in Anne threads.
And there are even blogs teaching English by translating sentences of English novels and explaining the translation. I've seen it done with Anne also.
I find the relation between Japan and the rest of the world way too interesting.
Both ways have some few people that can speak the other language and the whole community would be entirely lost if it weren't for these.
The language barrier sure is strong to both sides.
And now I'm reminded of that one Dickens thread where folks are fapping to Esther, the female protagonist of Bleak House. Probably a joke but you never know.
It's amazing how she feels sorta like a Jane Austen heroine, complete with unwanted admirers. Dickens knew he couldn't use his usual pure and innocent heroine type since it's written in first person from her perspective. Too humorless that way. And God the yuri vibe between her and her BFF Ada is strong. The way she keeps praising her beauty and calling her "My love" and "My pet", it wouldn't fly if it were written in the 21st century.
Wonder if the way Montgomery often mentions Japan in her works, to the point that an unnamed Japanese prince makes an appearance in Emily and falls in love with her. The whole clan panics, thinking Emily will want to become a Japanese princess
which actually may fit her, since she has that traditional Yamato Nadeshiko raven black hair
It's really fucking bizarre, but hey she made a Russian princess randomly appeared in one of her other works too. Gets into a fight with the protag, who thinks she's just an upstart Yankee.
I'd like to think she's a reference to that classic Russian children's literature with a hot-blooded Russian princess. Used to be popular to the point that girls want to imitate her hairstyle.
>go to the 2ch Anne thread
>get news that the Anne reboot movie is going to be directed by Steven Spielberg
>turns into a crossover with E.T.
The rest of thread is food talk. No really, they seem to be fascinated with the dishes appearing in the books.
Haha I suppose it's true that the people reading Anne nowadays are mostly middle-aged housewives.
And now they're talking about eugenics. Apparently, in the sequel to Daddy Long Legs, eugenics get talked about. Remember, it used to be a legit science until Hitler ruined it all. Thanks Hitler.
Oh, and the eugenics part get censored in Japan. Guess it'd be harmful for kids or something.
Because you are a totally objective person who can tell the difference between good or bad science right? It's literally genetics man, you don't want a Trisomy 21 in your kids because that fucks them up. It basically that at the most basic.
I want to breed with a disabled person
If they don't want their kids to be disabled too, then no. Imagine you were born retarded, deaf, blind, etc. Would you be happy being born in this world, disadvantaged compared to everyone else, leading a life of a lower quality against your will? People with genetic disabilities shouldn't breed because it brings forth a new generation that will suffer because of their parent's choices. It's simply moral to not breed.
>I doubt many of those people watch anime. The medium's not exactly held in high regard.
>mfw there are book Anne fans not liking the anime Anne design, saying "it's not down to earth enough", "it feels too much like Takahata's personal touch", and "it's different from how I imagined it"
My anime first self cannot comprehend this sentiment.
But really, there's a gap between the fans of the anime and the fans of the book. The fans of the anime don't care about the book sequels either.
No idea, although this isn't a KS image.
>The rest of thread is food talk. No really, they seem to be fascinated with the dishes appearing in the books.
Haha I suppose it's true that the people reading Anne nowadays are mostly middle-aged housewives.
So /a/ is full of middle aged housewives? Because I see at least one food that appears in anime thread a month on /a/
I used to be like that a lot when it came to movie adaptations. The imagination is a powerful thing.
I know, it's horrible.
>That's what true bookfags are like. Not like us who have been contaminated with animu, they actually imagine the things they read with real life 3D people.
Well not exactly, I'd profess myself to be both a bookfag and an animefag but I don't put solid definitions on my imagination like 3D and 2D, what I imagine is rather more fluid.
Even before I got into anime I didn't imagine characters in books as "3D" people. It was more like an abstract painting in my head(Not as pretentious as it sounds, just neither one nor the other simply fluid).
I read Harry Potter first yet I had no problem with the movies.
Well, Daniel Radcliffe actually looked similar to Harry's illustration in the book so...
Anne didn't have illustrations originally when it came out.
Fucking children that can't think for themselves piss me off. "It's bad because I heard Hitler did it back in my High School history class, and Hitler is the most evilest person ever!"
Also, hating on Hitler is practically a real life meme now. People don't know jack shit about him, they just hate him anyways because they've seen WWII movies.
I mean, sure he was bad news, but worse than Stalin? No way, and we don't ever hear shit about how Communism is the devil because Stalin did it, because the US simply never fought Stalin. That simple. Meanwhile I've literally got a Communist party in the student government at my University.
People don't arbitrarily hate that shit even though it tons and tons of people were subjugated and put in Gulags and shit. And they shouldn't, it was just a neutral concept that was fucked over by an asshat in charge, same with eugenics.
Being disabled and not breeding to prevent passing on the gene is one thing, but what truly scares me is that my children or future generations will be born with a disability I didn't have due to some fucked up recessive gene that only surfaces once every 10 generations.
Gene Therapy will probably be a thing in 20-25 years.
Genetic Selection is slowly becoming a thing now (They can screen eggs/sperm for defects and shit.), it's just gonna be really expensive for a while.
You can get the fetus checked out to see if it's fucked up, and get an abortion if it is and try again.
You could also do the old fashioned solution, just disowning the fucker, though this is where shit starts to get prohibitively amoral. It'd probably be best for you and your spouse to get real comfortable with the concept of abortion if you don't have a lot of money.
Duh. But the fact of the matter is people are still much more tolerant of communism simply because we haven't turned anyone into a meme dark overlord for people to arbitrarily shit on.
And I don't even give a shit about that, I was using Communism as an example that people believe whatever is fed to them, I don't actually even remotely give a shit about it as an economic system.
Explain to me what the problem with eugenics is.
the thing is, we had our communism scare, and the fears were overblown. what stalin did wasn't because he was a communist, but because he was an evil, domineering tyrant.
stalin = communism = evil is a logical fallacy.
incidentally, i don't know about you, but i heard a lot about how evil stalin was growing up going to school.
i don't have any established opinions on eugenics because i'm not very well versed in the concept, so i'll pass that one up.
It will be just like Romeo's Blue Skies, complete with the yaoi.
But really, I'm reading Little Dorrit right now and I think I want that the most to be a WMT. It's such a nice analysis on the snobbery of high-class society. Dickens managed to make the tired and cliche "arrogant nobles" trope work. The Japs could learn a thing or two from him.
I will be mad if the tale of my national hero got turned into some LN-looking shit. At least give it the WMT treatment with its grounded character designs.
Speaking of fujoshis, the most popular Dickens on Tumblr seems to be Tale of Two Cities. They're all swooning on Sdyney Carton, the tragic rejected-by-the-main-character-yet-sacrificed-his-life-for-her-anyways hero.
Seeing how they love the fuck out of Eponine, I can clearly see a pattern here.
In reference to Montgomery making fun of Charlie Sloane when she proposes to Anne by the way. Someone even said she doesn't want to continue reading because she's afraid her ideal view of Anne is going to be corrupted.
Oh, those naive fools. They don't know that Montgomery's humor can get quite dark and mean-spirited if she wants it. Anne is one of the most light-hearted of her works.
And she's honest. She writes in one of her novels that romance leads must be beautiful or else it won't be romantic.
That's all well and good, as long as the parents are willing to bear sole responsibility for it.
Why should everyone else have to pay taxes in order to support people that are 100% guaranteed burden with no hope?
I can understand paying for blind/paraplegics/deaf people, because they still have functioning brains and therefore have something to offer.
But when someone is a born potato with zero value, things start getting ridiculous.
>people that are 100% guaranteed burden with no hope
barring mental illness, these people don't exist. at least, not at birth. i would hazard a guess that sentiments like this would be why forced eugenics isn't a very popular concept
>Japs not understanding why young people would volunteer for war in WW1
It's like they forget they had that period of patriotic fervor too.
...Oh wait, they do. Not a single WW2 literature from Japan has Japs being enthusiastic about "beating those damn whiteys". It's like there was only the crazy bloodlusted military and the peasants who just wanted to live in peace.
People hate Hitler more because Stalin wasn't a racist like him.
Really, being a racist is probably worse than being a murdered these days, judging by public opinion.
Oh, how the tables have turned from the days when white folks just hilly-billy stole lands from less civilized non-white folks.
Stop replying to that nazi cunt, his post about Hitler made it pretty clear that he is one.
Forced sterilization/abortion and allowing only specific individuals to reproduce is ridiculous, and all for what? Genetic purity?
If genic therapy becomes real then I'm all for it, as long as people who want to do it the old way can keep on doing it
>Fucking children that can't think for themselves piss me off
>Disowning the fucker
I'm genuinely ashamed I belong to the same species as you.
while i realize now you were probably talking about people with mental illness, the biggest problem with your logic is the belief that you can assign any real "value" to people beyond economic output, and that economic output is the only qualifier of worth. if arts can bring people happiness, which gives them "worth," if someone's child who is developmentally handicapped brings them happiness as well, i don't think anyone has any right to have a say in it.
i think he's just trying to have an open mind, which can sometimes lead to some misguided beliefs. but the important part of having an open mind is being open to adjusting your worldview, not just being open to views which might fall outside the mainstream
>someone is saying she's too scared to read Rilla because it's a wartime novel and she has had enough of news of war and terrorism
Holy shit, how can someone be this sensitive? People have been killing each other since forever.
I saw a man dying once, he had a heart attack during a football match (I was at the stadium so I assisted the whole thing).
It was sad, but I wasn't shocked or anything.
Seeing a man getting shot is another thing though.
>enough of news of war and terrorism
Really? In Japan?
What kind of modern day war and terrorism do they have there? If she gets triggered by IS stuff on the news then she is just overly sensitive.
>Speaking of that, what happened to those two Japs that got captured by them?
Pretty sure they killed at least one of them, dunno about the other one. Probably still in captivity in case they want to make another video addressing Japan.
What's the fucking point of that?
They will fuck it up, I know it. All they can draw are harems, high schools and sometimes gritty protagonist shit and that's all.
Let them stick to their waifus since they cannot portray PTSD accurately.
If they wouldn't show us how serious they are on a daily basis, all one could do is laugh at how they practically play the "me vs the world"-game of an edgy teen. They declared war on almost every fucking country in this world (including Canada for fucks sake) and are even going against all the other Islamist terror groups.
Kerry's character is a PTSD manchild. The arc that shows you his childhood and how he grew up basically is screaming THIS GUY HAS PTSD. Dude needs a psychiatrist. His son isn't much better off but ufotable really dropped the ball with the UBW anime.
Shirou's PTSD was dealt with very nicely without getting too wordy. They did a good job.
F/SN will never work out properly in an animated format without long, drawn out monologues a la Eva 25 and 26.
>>tfw no SoL anime about cute soldiers doing cute things and dying horrible deaths
There is one.
But nobody watched it.
Or rather nobody on /a/ right now is old enough to have watched it.
wasn´t there an anime based on valkyria chronicles? guess that´s your best guess in towards this
There's a SoL anime about cute farm kids doing cute things and dying horrible deaths, if that'll make you feel better.
Cool whiny faggot shit you've got there.
>you will never watch loli stormtroopers thoroughly enjoying war
Cool edgy faggot shit you've got there
>you will never watch a bunch of bros chill in a trench living their day to day lives and having fun until they start dropping like flies but have no choice but to accept it and move on while still trying to stay sane and keep the status quo while their country loses a war
and in a generation or two the thing will be swinging back as the madness of right wingers will be bringing people back to the left.
Modern political alignment is a boring ride, when it goes overboard its just depressive and it ends way too quickly.
Honestly, I'd rather choose the mad left over the mad right. I'm a non-white minority after all. I don't like SJWs but at least I can manipulate them to defend me unlike the right-wingers.
That is pretty much an illusion, even before the movement became cannibalistic and started to attack lesbians, white feminists, jews and whatnot. Specially with mixed people, which compose a significant bit of those who feels like SJWs persecute them.
YuYuYu has a character who basically has PTSD although you'd only know it if you read the prequel LN
If they would adapt it, perhaps they could add their own original anime story by expanding on the book. It could tell the story about the war nurses, since some of Anne's daughters volunteer for that position. Or maybe portray the incident where Walter got gifted white feathers by the womenfolk in his college, a sign of cowardice for he didn't want to sign up for war.
Really, WW1 is like a new era. Everything is changing. Women go into work milking cows wearing overalls because the men weren't there. Gone are the Victorian women decency values since everyone is busy with the war. No time for petty village rivalries like in the previous Anne books. They all have a common enemy, the Huns.
If watching loli stormtroopers sweeping through trenches, plugging French corpslolis, and bludgeoning Brit gaurdslolis to death with a shovel after their broomhandle jams is edgy I don't want to be straight edge.
All Quiet on The Western Front is a three hundred page exercise in one fuckers shell shock coloring his perception of everything years after the fact.
>I know war better than someone who actually went through it
Japan and Germany were at war with each other in World War I. It's going to have to be a half-japanese German genius bullied by the rest of his unit who is also a genius and too fast for machine gunners to follow with their eyes.
Gee whiz I can't wait for every single World War I myth and misconception to be rattled off in series
>everyone spends years nonstop in the trenches fighting every day
>muh Lions led by Donkeys
>why didn't the Entente just not fight defensively
>w-why didn't they use combined arms
Also of course a whole episode on the christmas truce.
Stranger things have happened IRL. There was a Korean guy was first forced into the Japanese Army, then forced into the Soviet army after he was captured, and then sent to fight the Germans who then captured him and made him fight for them until he was captured by American paratroopers in Normandy.
One of many ideas I had in my head was a typical harem stuck in an island where the protag has lots of sex with girls that undoubtedly want him. After a few months, being the only guy on the island and with dwindling food resources, he goes fucking nuts and cannibalizes the girls, assuming they don't eat him first.