One of the best selling anime of all time aired in 2010, OP.
Just started this for the first time tonight, actually. Love the art style and the frantic, blistering editing. And Akashi is a total qt.
I hope he takes her to the ramen shop at some point.
The only message of this shite was:
>jus get laid brah!
>she's like right before ya breh!
>this is ur only hapness!
Oriented for hipster uni scum. No wonder why they like it so fucking much.
Work and reproduce until you die, consume what you don't even need endlessly and tell others to pursue this only True Path, otherwise they're pathetic and they don't "live" "The Life™". This is insane, yet it is considered to be norm. Ignorance is a bliss once again I guess.
Or, you know, establish meaningful connections with others since people weren't meant to live alone and since people who can't form meaningful connections and take advantage of the opportunities presented to them in life end up posting snippy, vaguely nihilistic remarks on a Laotian comic strip forum.
It's a hell of a lot better than being fruitlessly cynical.
Tatami Galaxy is like what happens when you try to be original and succeed immensely. It is like the bright light among this odd world of pretentious garbage like Bartender or Kuchuu Buranko. Anime like Tatami Galaxy give me hope. But K-On was godlike too.
>Having not seen K-On!
Sometimes I forget it's been over six years since it aired and this is becoming the norm.
>It's pretentious in that its mostly empty.
Do you have any clue what pretentious means? It's not supposed to have groundbreaking depth, it's an intentionally simple, down to earth story.
I'm guessing you're one of those retards who think a unique artstyle = affecting depth.
>moe is pandering
That's like pointing out wrestling is fake.
I like SoL, there's nothing wrong with being simply enjoyable. Many of the "serious" anime babbys of today seem to think that a show deserves merit simply because it is original and conveys some philosophical message. I could say that K-On is really original and is very sentimental, but there is no use even going down that path as I feel like the mindset itself is incredibly flawed. There is nothing wrong with being enjoyable, once again. Watch Hyouka first.
Ah, kill yourself OP. Outright pull the trigger at your dumb fat head.
Shirobako is not moeshit nor is it SoL. It's a classic dramedy. Also, it stands above any of the titles in this thread. It has a huge amount of appeal to general audiences, not just otaku or other niches. Liking Shirobako doesn't mean you'll enjoy SoL-heavy shows, or anything of the sort. It just means you're normal.
Sora no Woto was fun but it was not AOTY
No it doesn't it does everything it sets out to and never goes over board.
It never tries to obscure or mystify what it is doing in order to confuse the viewer in to thinking that this is some great philosophy revelation.
It is a simple story done exceedingly well, just like Ping Pong. It is just what Yuasa does.
You guys are both being assholes. Tatami Galaxy wasn't pretentious, but it also wasn't some flawless masterpiece. Yes, it spends the first nine episodes basically spinning its wheels. By definition there's no real character development or narrative progress during this time. For some people that's gonna be a deal breaker, obviously. It's a glaring flaw. The whole point is to illustrate a theme that you get the point of about four episodes in. It wore on me while I was watching it, certainly. I'm glad I stuck around because the show had one of the most satisfying endings I've seen in anime. The ending made up for a lot, but there are perfectly valid reasons to not like the show. And the only people who try to hold this up as some brilliant 10/10 marvel always say something about how it perfectly captures some essence of campus life. Okay, whatever, but that's obviously down to very specific individual taste.
Panty and Stocking would like to disagree.
I didnt say it was a flawless masterpiece, I was just arguing it wasnt pretentious.
>This was 2010's only memorable anime
The message of the show was that you should go meet people and enjoy the experiences of life even if you can't appreciate them at the time. There was a whole sequence where MC fights as hard as he can to not have sex with the women right outside the door, and that's shown as being the correct decision.
>Remember no man is a failure who has friends
>Thanks for the wings, love clarance.
I think am slowly becoming black. I have no idea what that name says, and misread the rest of it a few times.
No, it's telling you that you should look at what you have before whining about how terrible your life is, and setting unrealistic expectations. The rose tinted campus life he dreamed of didnt exist, and those unrealistic expectations were harmful to him.
Looking for chart of best anime of past ~8 years. For each year there was both best one and about 3 contenders. I remember it contained f.e. NANA, tatami galaxy and madoka.
>Lifestyle is being criticised
>WAAAAAAAH!!! FUCKING NORMIES!!!!
Fucking end yourselves.
I love how Tatamifags keep crying about pandering when one of the reasons they like Tatami so much is because it's relatable and they can self insert into Watashi. ALL entertainment is pandering you idiots, don't act like it's only okay when it panders to you.
ITT: Everyone forgets about Katanagatari. Turns out /a/ really does have shit taste.
What do you even mean by this? It's not telling you to "just b urself", it's telling you to not dwell on what could have been and instead look what you have now.
It's a combination of prejudice, close-mindedness not and enough exposure to the medium. They hate shows with moe elements without even having tried them or if they did, they were already dead set on disliking it.