Is no one else watching YAOTS? I wasn't expecting this show to be this much fun. The constant transition of goofy to kawaii faces isn't as bad as I first thought after 3 episodes.
It's not yuri, it's adolescense.
But is this more about the Yuri or about actually diving? I want to learn more about that and see if there's real diving problems like Yama Susume finally delivered in S2 about mountain climbing.
It's NOT yuri.
The girls like men.
Exactly, just a bunch of pure girls too young to marry a man.
I think Teko is just so shy that she gets flustered around Pikari easily due to Pikari being the opposite of shy. That's why she always turns bright red whenever Pikari gets physical or close to her. But you are all misconstruing that as having a crush, which is understandable, but not what I think is going on.
Keep in mind that Japanese people are typically much more private and restrained than we are in the West, so Pikari's behavior could be seen as downright embarrassing by her peers.
Be honest. You tried it, didn't you?
This. I sometimes wonder if half of /a/ even had friends in high school, because it's perfectly normal to have crushes, fool around, experiment, and so on, but it doesn't mean you're gay or anything.
Why is she so fascinated by normal human interactions? Is she an alien or something?
Amaama is too hamfisted compared to Amanchu. It beats you over the head with "cute kid, dead wife, single dad, you are supposed to feel emotions" and so on. Amanchu feels much more organic and inspired by comparison.
N...no of course not, silly anon
>there are people who have never been on an airplane or dived deeper than few meters
Wrap your head around this one
It will end up being YBOTS though like Hibike, can't wait for the tears.
It's already confirmed every yurifag watching doesn't know what Aria is, because if they did they wouldn't pick this up.
Because, if you didn't know any better, Amanchu looks like a yuri romance show while New Game is a comedy SOL with girls lusting over each other. And yurifags are a popular target for shitposting to begin with.
The art style in the show is fucking gorgeous. The light colour palette and the dark lines look so good together.
This might be the best looking show I've seen all year.
The art style is perfect, the opening is perfect, the ending is perfect, the voice acting is perfect, the OST is perfect and the content of the anime itself is perfect. This is objectively the AOTY and will be one of the best SoLs ever created once it's finished.
A true 10/10
So these uniforms are obviously skin tight. You shouldn't be able to see someone's crotch through a long dress like that. I don't even know how she walks.
I think I'm in love.
I'm claiming Pikari before anyone else does.
What did she mean by this?
>Cool as shit club in any case because diving equipment is expensive and getting it through the club for free is awesome
>Advisor is the hottest teacher in school
>Three hot girls and one guy, who is a brother to one of the girls
>The club's activities mean that they're going to be wearing skintight suits all the time
Why is their school full of so many gays?
Because they live in an alternate universe where everyone is gay, the same universe from Maria Sama ga Miteru. That's why Teko's old school used the same uniform as Marimite's Lillian Academy.
Yes, yes. Well done Teko, well done Teko.
How exactly is high school stressful? The workload is literal babby tier and the jobs you're able to get are mechanical mindless shit. There's absolutely nothing you should be stressed about in high school.
>High school is stressful and time-consuming enough.
Not really, it only is if you had a social life in it. If that was your case you should leave this place and go back to MAL you fucking normalfag.
I have, because I'm actually taking a diving class to get certified. I started before this anime, so there's an extra enjoyment to watching it, just out of personal experience.
This pretended to be Aria but is nowhere like that. The "fun" faces are put completly on random scenes without any sort of context what makes them not fun at all, the dialogues are devoid of any meaning, the characters are walking cliches, the scenery is not there to you to inmerse in the universe or comprehend the characters is just girls looking into horizon for the sake of having girls looking into horizon.
This anime is boring as hell, doesn't have any content at all not his. SOL is not about doing anything. I won't as far as saying its shit but...it's shit.
Do all Japanese schools force kids to be in clubs or just some? If its the latter, I can definitely see why some kids wouldn't join clubs so they can dedicate their full time to school.
Japan's high schools seem like universities in the diversity of their school clubs. Maybe only in anime though, not sure if it's that way in real life.
Reminder to avoid CR in future episodes. Herkz and commeme are already shilling the memesubs as good translation.
>a thing people actually say
So the gist of his argument for these shit subs is "I meme, my insufferable friends and acquaintances meme, and therefore all subs should be memesubs".
>the characters are walking cliches
So says a delusional ariafag who worships the most shallow and idealized characters ever made. Teko alone is more human than any character from Aria.
>the dialogues are devoid of any meaning
You surely didn't read them then.
> The "fun" faces are put completly on random scenes without any sort of context what makes them not fun at all
Those "fun faces" are there to express the feelings of the characters in a light-hearted way, they are serving the same purpose as in Aria and just as well.
>the scenery is not there to you to inmerse in the universe or comprehend the characters is just girls looking into horizon for the sake of having girls looking into horizon.
Not really, the pool scene served the purpose of making Teko interested in diving, there was a reason for them to show that pool filled with cherry blossom leaves, it wasn't done just for the sake of doing it, and the same happened with other scenes.
Amanchu has the potential to be as good as Aria.
How hilariously shallow. It's obvious that Amano's works aren't for you.
>So says a delusional ariafag who worships the most shallow and idealized characters ever made. Teko alone is more human than any character from Aria.
>Amanchu has the potential to be as good as Aria.
Not the guy you replied to, but isn't this kinda contradictory?
>the most idealized characters ever made
That's the point of Aria.
>Teko alone is more human than any character from Aria.
Who is Akira and Aika.
>it's a "cancerous shitposter falseflagging as an Ariafag" episode
In Japan you are pretty much expected to join a high school club. If you don't join one people think you're some kind of weirdo.
>who is Akira and Aika
The worst characters in Aria?
>because it's perfectly normal to have crushes, fool around, experiment, and so on, but it doesn't mean you're gay or anything.
Yes it does.
I had shitloads of friends in highschool, and nobody fagged out like you're describing.
And no, same-sex crushes aren't normal for guys. You should be a little more honest with yourself in regards to your orientation.
>mfw he talks shit about the oldest undine company on Aqua
>the worst characters in Aria
>not including Aria shachou
Have you ever had friends? Guys joke around all the time about being gay for each other and stuff. When I was in high school me and my buddies used to do this thing where we'd "prison bitch" each other which meant where you'd hold someone down and dry hump their ass while your friends either watched or took pictures/video. And we'd also casually grab each other's dicks and stuff and see how far we could push it before making the other person uncomfortable. I'm pretty sure I'm not gay anon, that's just something teenagers do.
Himeya is objectively the worst undine company. The workers are shittalkers, their Water Fairy is a butchdyke, and their heir fucks a manlet.
Aria isn't a character, he's a cat. An animal. A pet. An object.
It's a boy you retard. Read the raws or chink scans.
>not loving President Aria after the episode where he ran away
>the undine company that produced Grandmother
You literally can't be more retarded at this point.
Except Grandma QUIT Himeya because of how awful it was. Making her own company alone with a cat was - in her eyes - a superior option to Himeya.
Anime have to be able to stand on their own, if an anime needs from the source material to completly understand it or to enjoy it then it means that the anime failed and is not successful at all as anime.
Reading the source material doesn't fix the anime issues.
Except her training was done in Himeya. If it were such a shit company she wouldn't have become the top undine in the first place.
Is he the dude who appears for a few seconds in the OP?
You can be trained at a shithole, it's still a shithole.
She didn't become a big name until after ARIA Company.
How could Aria Company go from the legendary undines that Grandma and Alicia were to the shit that is Akari? Alice should've joined them instead, she is the only one who is worthy of inheriting Aria's heritage.
>She didn't become a big name until after ARIA Company.
That's blatantly false.
Look. Himeya is still worst. Because it doesn't have
The only male/female relationship I'm aware of is Katori-sensei being liked by the other teacher. And that just happened.
The scans I was reading crapped out in the middle of the senpai sister running around with Peter Pan, but I'm guessing he just turns out to be a ghost or some shit and there can't be an actual relationship.
>not even cute
>he's an Alicefag
No wonder your taste is so shit.
Grandma wasn't the founder of Aria company though was she, the episode where Akari makes the large post for the gondola to moor on I'm sure it talks about Grandma's senpai in the company and others that made the initial design for the post etc.
Aria has no deep characters. They're all a bunch of pretty straightforward archetypes applied to good character designs.
Aria stands out in that these characters are used to create some very relateable reactions and interactions, which are then explored in detail to pleasing and almost instructive effect.
In a way, Amano's scenery porn doesn't stop at the scenery, at least not in Aria.
Yes, her husband, he is her senpai so he is really old, you may know him from a certain canon spin off manga, pic related.
>draw a girl
>call it a boy
Kokoro did mention that he feels that he wasn't manly enough
>his sister refers to him as "her little brother" during that Okinawa kayak chapter
>hurr it's all a dream bro
Will there be incest?
>that Palau girl in the background
>The adaptation is fucking garbage
How? I just read the first 5 or so chapters. It's pretty damn faithful so far.
The use of them has been a little excessive.
>their Water Fairy is a butchdyke
I will snap your fucking neck.
It's just Fyurie claiming to have done a TLC and concluded CR is better when of course he hasn't even bothered to check. Just shilling. I mean, I know they do quality check on nyaa, but it's just cartel bias and nothing more (see: leaving Sephirotic in the dust despite being better than 2D4U, and giving 2D4U green just because he slaps on flac and 10-bit bloat).
dumb stupid playlist that I feel the need to share:
Another chapter in a second.
Oh, fuck me.
I mistakenly panicked at these pages >>144608217
because they were so similar and didn't even notice those.
They're adorable but I can see how they'd get annoying. If you were more cynical you could say that the anime is 'trying too hard'.
I don't know -- anime adaptations have a habit of making things like manga gags less tolerable.
Instead of placing, say, a silly face that occupied a small panel at the border of an anime's frame, they may cut to that in the center and add some overbearing sound effect that lasts a full second or more. Fucks up the flow.
I haven't talked up sensei enough.
Words wouldn't do justice.
>jesus christ someone get this autist away from me
In manga, you have to create your own distinct voices for each character. For me, I find this extremely difficult and irritating, as the characters typically change their tone throughout the manga. One moment you think you've got them dialed down, and the next they're so different that they seem completely out of character to your brain. Anime solves all of that and makes it flow easily, soothingly when it comes to SoL like this.
>manga gags less tolerable
I recall that touted in regard to the Sakamoto anime, but personally I found the anime far more enjoyable and rewarding than the manga. Maybe it's because I finished the anime before the manga, but then that still makes bias apparent in regards to the subject regardless of opinion.
>tfw your friend is a little bit too happy about diving together
I haven't seen anyone mention yet that Teko and Katori are a little difficult to tell apart visually. Am I just dumb?
You've got that wrong.
Teko is cute and Katori is hot.
He's right, Teko is beautiful. Pikari is the cute one.
I'll just go ahead then. One chapter.
I have been empirically proven wrong.
That shape is rather suspect.
Read more about the quest for water -- tomorrow!
Undertones. No kissu. Just hand holding.
It's implied heavily later on with the scene where Pikari and Teko are alone crying and the next morning Pikari is exuberantly happy with sensei asking if something good happened last night.
I just want to ruffle her hair.
It's the basic Valsalva maneuver. Here's better instructions to minimize ear damage from Amanchu!
"The Valsalva Maneuver.
In what is probably the most commonly taught means of equalizing pressure during diving, divers close their mouths, pinches their noses and blow gently. Avoid blowing too hard and over-inflating the middle ear space. This can occur if divers are overly excited or having a difficult time equalizing during descent - and especially if they have waited too long before attempting to equalize. The result could be injury to the middle or inner ear."
It's what Katori does when she lifted Pikari off with one arm
>actual divers giving tips ITT
Reminds me of the mountain climbing talks in the YNS threads. Not that I mind at all.
She's perfect mix of genki and sexy
>you're on the road to school and this girl walks up to you and toots at you
I had a bit of trouble with it in the manga in a couple chapters where Teko is in casual clothing. I couldn't figure out who she was at first in the chapter starting with her reading a book in a cafe for example.
She is actually taller than Katori which makes it more confusing.
I just want to grab those hips.
Man, I wish I was 2d.
I really wanna be teko's friend. She seems really nice.
Is this thread still alive? Im watching episode 1 now, The second man in the line is literally me.
No matter how close the girls seem, do not expect any real female x female romantic development, and do expect female x male romantic development.
One season of anime won't get that far anyway though.
>every single thread is /u/ bullshit
Why do you faggots need every series you watch to pander to your fetish? Just enjoy Amamchu for the great SOL series it is.
>Teko and Pikari both fucked by some nigger
What are you doing C90
This is literally the exact reason why it's important to pay attention to MAL. It's not like RYM or tMDB, semi-obscure sites with an elitist or isolative userbase, IMDB and MAL are the biggest sites for their respective mediums, and as such present the most accurate depiction of the common consensus. Not the most accurate scores in terms of quality, the most accurate common consensus. OPM obviously isn't one of the top 20 shows ever produced, but according to the general public it is #17, as assessed by 300k users.You don't have to be too bright to realise that Shawshank Redemption is quite shallow and by-the-numbers, but apparently it's the greatest film ever made, as assessed by 1.7m users. It should go without saying why this kind of information is important.
Grandma was 30 when she started Aria Company.
She was having a age related crisis at the time because she was turning 30 and all the other undines had quit before her.
Undines normally only work from 15 to 25. Then they usually quit to get married, or occasionally become entertainers or models or such.
It wasn't awful, she was well respected and well paid.
She was also board and having a midlife crisis about turning 30 and being the only one left out of the undines she had started with.
You would have a point, but the flaw in MAL is that you can rate a series you haven't, by your own admission, finished watching. Most of the scores are calculated before the season even ends. Which means that initial impressions have a far greater impact on an MAL score than final impressions do. That's why shows like BokuMachi and Zankyou no Terror have massively inflated MAL ratings, and shows that people drop early and don't finish tend to be unfairly punished, like in recent memory Kuromukuro which had a slow start. And also why second seasons almost always have a much higher rating than previous ones - not because they are better, but because the only people who watched them were people who enjoyed the first season enough to want to keep following it. Just look at how the scores for the Monogatari series spike up over time, or Hidamari Sketch, or YrYr, or Non Non Biyori.
It would be an accurate reflection of a common consensus if that's what the numbers actually meant, but people aren't always the best at expressing their views in the form of a ten-point rating system. And it's that kind of system that's to blame in the first place. Rating things out of ten is a retarded oversimplification.
That distinction the western fandom used to make has fallen out of favor because of increased awareness the Japanese don't use "shoujo ai" like that: it's a fancy way of saying lolicon
What the fuck is this woman doing to the poor cat?!
Yeah when taking the gondola down. Never again.
I use these techniques when flying - it's pretty handy.
I've got narrow ears canals which is annoying as shit when diving though. Takes ages equalising sometimes, when other people can just drop like a stone.
>Is no one else watching YAOTS? I wasn't expecting this show to be this much fun. The constant transition of goofy to kawaii faces isn't as bad as I first thought after 3 episodes.+ 0 post omitted.
fun? more like dull and boring.
It does look pretty though.