What's the best anime type and why is it CGDCT?
>mature Anime are bad if I can't masturbate to it it's garbage
because of beta males. this shit's like heroin to us desu
You have good taste. Any other answer is wrong
cute anime girls doing cute things
cool anime girls doing cool things
cute anime girls doing cool things
cool anime girls doing cute things
All of these are golden. CGDCT is truly the only reason to watch anime.
>Catcher in the Rye
this is probably bait, but that kind of shit annoys the fuck out of me, i would actually literally rather listen to someone talk about twilight than one more fucking person tell me how their "muh mandatory highschool reading material" is the most deep shit in the history of mankind. finishing high school english is not a symbol of intelligence you fucks
Stop being closed minded
You are as bad as people who think anime should be only about flashy fights.
I hate moe fags and their pushy behavior superiority complex, true anime fans can appreciate all genres.
Except shounen air, fuck that.
Urara posting makes me Happy.
Alright, serious talk tho.
There are a lot comparable to some extent entertainment mediums out there such as books, movies, cartoons that are way more popular with "normal" people hence there is more of this stuff produced. Even if you want to act elite and consider 99% of mass media a pile of garbage those mediums will still have a higher chance of "quality stuff" appearing than animes.
So what's your reason to watch anime if there are better equivalents out there if you're not going for something that's mostly present only in animes such as CGDCT?
The fact that /a/ thinks this Gabriel Dropout were better anime last season than Sangatsu or Rakugo is proof this board's taste is irredeemable.
People like anime because it appeals to everyone, you just want everything to be cute girls with no substance.
>What's the best anime type
Anything set in a fantasy world full of magic and adventures. Plus points if it involves a Yuusha and a Maou, though that is not necessary. Minus points if it inolves a disgusting otaku traveling to a fantasy world.
The classics. There needs to be more of those.
Imagine you could animate anything you would fucking want and instead of something truly interesting or creative you would just churn out the same mundane school life shows with cute girls over and over.
This is the type of thinking that is holding anime back, we had lots of directors like Miyazaki, Yuasa, Oshi, Shinbo, Kon or Shinkai that proved anime can be a legitimate artistic medium and you want more shallow pandering instead.
This is how you know fags can't appreciate cute girls, and think that masturbation is the only thing people like them for.
And by fags I mean actual homosexual individuals.
>cartoons and Western TV series have higher chance of quality works than anime
Hahaha, the best of western TV might be better than best of anime but most average stuff is way worse.
What was the last time you saw a thread about CGDCT show without retarded lewdposting?
Anime can excel at lots of things, it's just that creators are lazy and generic kawaii shows are easy to make.
As opposed to the same fantasyshit, boring crime dramas like Monster and a lot of American TV, and "deconstructive criticisms that are totally not just doing the same thing anyway" like Re:Zero?
GO away, erased was the best animu of last year. How come shitty idol anime and moeblobs sell way more overall? REEEEE
So you can't imagine people unironically having fun watching animes with cute girls for whatever reason (due to their inner fatherly instincts and wanting daughteru or just being lonely, for example) and only can see it as a some sort of pandering that only appeals to degenerates?
How makes you think all of those shows are just shallow pandering? Plenty are legitimately well-crafted and well-written like K-ON!, which takes themes like graduation that anime generally touches upon and expanding on them and developing far past what they tend to end up being. Before someone replies with some smug reply about me using K-ON! as an example, actually watch and finish it before bitching. It's a fairly simple but dense show and yet it's often misunderstood by people who generally dislike shows like it.
There's plenty of variety in anime, even amongst those CGDCT shows and if you can't recognize that, you're either not paying attention or need help.
not him, I really don't mind variety and it's something I really enjoy about anime vs western television which always came off as same-y in feel.
I think there's value in everything, but I also feel like everyone always shits on cute things as devoid of value or meaning, even fans of it like >>157314897
maybe I'm just a bottom feeding scum of a viewer that enjoys "pandering" anime but I really don't see cute girl or idol or shows or whatever as all the same as people act like. Like, [email protected] and LL! feel really different to me, LL being a lot more campy and lighthearted and this season everyone kept saying how Hinako Note is like Gochiusa even though the atmosphere of both shows and cast feel very different to me. I always feel like I can appreciate something unique about every cute girl series.
Maybe it doesn't have some philosophical deeper meaning to it all but I don't think it makes it intrinsically trash.
>and generic kawaii shows are easy to make
That is not true. Not that you would know or care about the huge differences between titles of said type.
Also, what's the problem with lewdposting? Appealing girls are part of the series, so some people will talk about them but that doesn't mean that's all people care or like about them.
And just out of curiousity, what is an aspect that anime can expel at, more so than other media aside from cuteness? I'm genuinely interested what is an aspect that anime can outshine other media (books with hundreds of times as many space to describe things, movies with extreme visual provess, top tier quality check) in.
True, but some works are less blatant about it than the others, some are just wish fulfillment while others can give you life lessons, even if it's extremely cliched stuff like friendship.
That's complete bullshit. First of all, moe=/=cute, anything can be called moe if it makes you feel moe, such as Kaiji and Cowboy Bebop, for some personal examples, the notion that a good cute girl show is hard to recognize is stupid because that applies to any show of any genre because it depends on how the individual feels about the execution of the premise, which are generally vague and are not at all indicative of a good show. The premise for Sword Art Online is generally considered to be amazing and the premise of Kare Kano is sort of bland but SAO is shit and Kare Kano is amazing.
For me in particular, it's just that it churns out the most shows that make me feel great to watch, usually due to their breezy atmosphere and calming art.
Yeah and that also applies to cute girl shows. Pan de Peace is garbage because there's nothing to it and its vague theme of bread reeks of a "cute girls with wacky specific theme" idea whereas K-ON! is about how much friendship changes you and how you don't know what you have until it's gone.
How are they not? Most characters are basic archetypes and there is not much animation in these anime.
Lewdposting is cancer because it's low quality posting and often decolves into ERP faggotry.
I miss the time when /a/ could appreciate cute girls without acting like total perverts.
It's not fair to compare anime to books and movies because it's a much newer medium, as I said it mainly excels at variety and it's more interesting than most western TV because of cultural differences.
>How are they not?
They tend to either be more focused on atmosphere/tone or comedy. Accomplishing a tone properly music, voice acting, and visuals or getting comedic timing down requires talent and effort.
Yeah I know moe has more meaning but in the West people mostly use it for anything that looks adorable and makes them feel good.
They are mainly hard to recognize because it takes more time to recognize if it's actually well made.
Anyway I still think these types of shows are vastly preferable to shitty light novel adaptations with long clickbait titles and battle harems.
I didn't really mean it that way. There are some animes that have any sort of plot progression, like LL that you mentioned: saving school from closing, girls not just becoming idols for the lulz but actually setting some goals and competing with others. And then there are some animes like Non Non Biyori that just have a specific setting (school in a village in this case) and literally nothing happening other than that. Just cute girls doing cute things. Even considering the lack of substantial plot NNB is still my favourite anime and I didn't really like LL. It's just that it's not possible to explain the meaningfulness of those kind of animes to most of the people that have a general idea of "this show must have a direction\conclusion otherwise it's boring" because that's something you either understand yourself or completely disagree with.
Were acceptable subs ever put on acceptable video? I recall only either finding good subs and a watermarked video or a clean video with shitty subs.
I hate that show but people usually tend to state why they like/love it and their reasons tend to make sense. Also, when did comfy become a boogieman term and not just another way to describe something?
What else is there to get out of it? If it's knowledge, you can just go read a book and get a more exhaustive understanding of whatever subject it is and if it's life-lessons or things that make you question aspects about life, you should just go out and live it to get that shit because it certainly won't do much for you if you're getting it from fucking video games or anime.
If kinmoza ain't the CHILLEST shit you've ever seen then get the fuck out of my face
That's just because said shittalking is in itself shit, coming from people who have a lack of understanding of the shows or the appeal of them, usually also misusing "moe" like an idiot. If someone went up to me and said "okay, I understand what K-ON! is going for and I don't like it for these reasons", then I'd be perfectly fine with it. It's just that most """criticisms""" come from a limited or lack of understanding of the shows, like people who think that they're just pandering to pedophiles and have no other appeal.
Again, for you, maybe.
Having fun isn't just escapism. Some people find life to be fun. Not all just want to escape from it when they're having fun. Someone just like having fun in life.
When referring to entertainment, I'm referring to entertainment media, which is escapism. I wouldn't be talking about just having fun in life because that's irrelevant. Anyway, there's nothing wrong with escapism. The fact that it's seen as an inherently bad thing is terrible.
So every other type of fun is fine, but when it's from entertainment media, it's escapism? That makes sense. But then the term escapism is just meaningless. It's just a second word used for I guess procrastination or entertainment? Just a redundant and unnecessary term which doesn't really means anything? Not sure how you're treating this term anymore.
And yes, escapism isn't wrong. It's a pretty fucking a nice thing. Not sure why you needed to state the obvious, but yes, you're not wrong.
No matter how had you try to deny it there are pieces of entertainment with thematic and character exploration which compel the consumer to think about and reflect on them in the contest of his own life, effectively the consumer confronts his own existence. On the other hand you have pieces of entertainment whose only goal is to make the consumer forget about his own existence, which is what people mean when calling something escapism.
As it has always been, from the beginning of time.
Cute girls doing cute things is just another way of saying style but no substance. K-ON had some substance. It had characters, rather than just cute girls. That disqualifies it from being just cute girls doing cute things. It was just another story, but one that just happened to have a cast full of cute girls.
Now, the same can't be said about shit like Gabriel Dropout or something. The only thing to see there is the cute girls, nothing more. That's when it becomes a problem.
not him, but it's not as cut and dry as that though, escapism depends on the viewer and their reasons for watching it
watching cute things motivates me a lot, nothing gets me off my ass to work on a long term goal of mine more than watching idol anime.
more serious fiction can result in escapism too depending on the person , I've met a lot of people that spend an excessive amount of time fantasizing about a zombie apocalypse and how life would be simpler than their current situations and meticulously planning the strategies they would utilize the survive it because they watched/played walking dead or something.
now I don't know how good or bad that show/game is, but you can't deny a lot of people think it has substance from what I hear of others talking about it.
i don't even like gabriel dropout, but it has "substance." It's a comedy, and it has plenty jokes, I just don't think they're very funny or well done.
>lacking respect for others opinions.
someone should have given that anon a swirly in middle school.
the comedy relied on the difference of what you expected a devil and and an angel to act like versus the reality of how the characters actually were, which also was the source of their cuteness
you can't like one and not the other in the case of gabriel dropout. If you don't think it's funny that satania has a shallow concept of evil and is good natured at heart despite being a demon, then you probably wouldn't find it particularly cute either.
so you can say that the people who enjoyed the show enjoyed the comedy, yes.
Or whatever is the latest show rife with fanservice.
CGDCT shows on the other hand usually mostly shy away from fanservice.
Honestly, I'd actually say that CGDCT shows are on average, teenager repellent.
Honestly, when I was a teenager I loved to hate on moe stuff. I shit-talked K-On at every opportunity despite not having watched it past episode 3, or whichever episode they went to buy gitah.
I don't know if everyone else was like that, but my teenage years consisted of me pretending that Ghost in the Shell and NGE were my favorite anime because they were extremely intelligent to me at the time.
>People still haven't realised that shounenshit like JoJo and AoT or any other action series are what's killing /a/
I look forward to the day where every other type of show flops and /a/ stays as the CGDCT central just to see how salty the edgelords will be.
Then why are threads about these shows full of horny adolescents sexualsing little girls?
You people act like normalfags must hate these shows yet most people would not mind them probably, lot of new anime fans probably start with these, the only people who hate moe are old school elitists.
Same, except most moe makes me feel indifferent now.
I never considered myself an elitist though.
You fail to understand the outrage.
If the male was present from the beginning of the show, no one would have a problem. It's when one gets introduced halfway or late in the show that makes people upset.
Kind of like how a lot of people hated Azusa at first.
And how some quite rightfully still do.
Because Azusa a shit.
>Implying shounenfags don't
Look at HxH, the show's fucking stupid, same with JoJo, yet people claim it's good.
At least CGDCT shows are consistent and creative and at least fucking interesting.
I don't mind if normalfags like K-ON (which they do). Lots of K-ONfags are rather proud of the fact that the show has a Ghibli-like appeal (which it does).
However, it just somehow manages to not be very conducive with lowest level of anime fans, who more often than not come into the genre because they're looking for cartoons that seem more mature and oftentimes violent than the ones they grew up with, or that they can see on television in their own country. Kind of like the stuff that airs on Toonami, or whatever.
Isn't the who reason 4chan exists is persuasive discussion, shit posting, and meme-generation?
>most shounen fags don't pretend their childish entertainment is some kind of a masterpiece.
that is just a lie and you know it. the top anime on any popular anime community usually consists of shounen series.
I mean shit, just look at MAL: https://myanimelist.net/topanime.php
and I actually like jojo but let's not pretend that the fans don't act like it's the pinnacle of fiction.
if someone was truly old school, they'd know that cute girls in anime and people bitching about cute girls in anime are both old as shit.
>On the one hand, there does seem to be an overwhelming trend in the anime
coming out these days where having cute adolescent females is more important
than providing a compelling story or developing characters to any amount of
real depth. I do see a lot of recycled ideas going on. What I'm trying to
say is that a lot of new anime tends to focus more on the cute females and
their repertoire of cute facial expressions (the ever-popular
"Jello-eyes-streaming water-while-moaning", the "angry monster girl", etc.)
than anything else. I have no problem with cute females per se, but how
about some character development? And a good story while you're at it? In
the lesser-quality anime, whatever "story" is provided is mainly a setup for
the main female characters to run through their repertoire of facial
expressions in different settings. :)
you could post that response today and nobody would think it's a nearly 20 year old reply. The biggest revulsion to cute things is from people whose exposure to anime is adult swim.
>K-ON is the most entry level moe anime
Given that it's undeniably the most popular, I'm not denying that. But the question is, how entry level is moe anime as a whole?
It's like sayng Love Live is the most entry level idol anime. But I don't think anyone would say that Love Live is an entry level anime.
Unless you just use the term "entry level" to describe anything you don't like.
>it's even popular and highly rated on sites like MAL.
>admitting to browsing MAL
Good to know what I'm dealing with here.
Why can't people both enjoy mature shows that focus on story as well as comfy shows like CGDCT ones? I always thought one of the biggest alluring parts about anime in general is how many different kinds of anime there can be.
Both have their merits, I like watching a more story-heavy show then watching a comfy series after as a sort of "cooldown" before watching something else.
>And ESPECIALLY since moe actually isn't a genre.
yes, I wish people would stop that shit, people group sports anime, comedies, atmospheric slice of life and action series all into the same "genre" because they have a cast of cute girls, moe as a "genre" is a fucking retarded idea.
because although Girls und Panzer and Gochiusa are completely different in every way in terms of pacing, story, and direction, none of that matters because it has a cast of cute girls so therefore it's the same genre. That is an actual argument that has been made to me before.
the question of what is the "main" appeal of a show depends greatly on who you are asking the question to and their opinion of the show.
I love how everyone who doesn't like your shows is either shounen fag, deep fag, /v/, reddit or some other boogeyman, people just like different things, get over it.
>Shounenfags are the ones who keep having constant general threads
Isn't Kemono Friends the most active general right now
While it's technically a misnomer, honestly unlike the other Anon I don't really care about those shows being called "moe shows".
My point was that moe isn't actually a genre, but rather is something that can in fact be found in numerous genres, if not all genres.
Anon I don't even consider myself a moefag, I watch a lot of stuff and I guess you could say my taste is shit. I'm just telling the other anon that was saying shounenfags keep to their own threads that he's most probably wrong. I love how you pretty much assumed I'm a moefag just from that though.
Because there is a clear difference between shows which contain some moe and anime that focus on it
Same way not all anime that contain a bit of fanservice are not considered ecchi.
there are shows that are strictly comedies like Azazel, romance series with limited comedy like Kimi ni Todoke, and romcoms with a mix of gags and romance like Love Hina
if someone groups all 3 of those types under the same umbrella then they too are just as retarded as the person who tells me that an intense sports anime and a laid back atmospheric slice of life are the same genre on the basis of having cute girls.
I'm not sure what you're "because"-ing about.
In any case, I agree?
whether it focuses on it or not depends on the perspective of the person asking
back when GuP first aired I knew plenty of people who dismissed it as "strike witches with tanks and the only appeal of the show is cute girls" and yet if you ask others the main appeal is the action and sports anime aspects of it with the cute girls as a nice secondary aspect.
ask a person who hates K-On and they'll say the only focus of the show is to watch cute girls eat tea and cake and stupid shit, ask someone who likes it and they'll say something like >>157315402
whether an anime was made primarily to focus on cute girls or something else is a meaningless metric, you can't prove it one way or the other.
And they say shounenfags aren't contaminating this board. It being popular and outselling other shows like Shitgeki no Kyojin is all worth it.
The girls are cute.
And the things they do is very often also cute.
But I would not call it CGDCT
What type of show is Demi-chan?
It focuses on cute girls doing silly things yet it feels different in many ways, mainly because it has actual male protagonist.
>Even if you want to act elite and consider 99% of mass media a pile of garbage those mediums will still have a higher chance of "quality stuff" appearing than animes.
No, I don't believe so, especially with books. Also movies because generally they have a giant budget,
Japanese writers suck at serious storytelling. Slice of life and cute girls are where they shines. The problem isn't Japan. The problem is American cartoon shows aren't satisfying their audience.
But they like him in a sexual way and a lot of situations are built around it. Anime like Flying Witch too features male MC, but the tone is completely different sice the girls don't want to fuck him and he isn't the center of everything.
Because Japan can't into comptetantly written stories anymore. 99% that starts out strong ends up shitting the bed at some point due to a variety of reasons so you're better off watching something plotless and fun and go read or watch something else for your dose of competently written stories
But I have always liked anime more than cartoons.
Mainly because it is much more varied than western cartoons which are either fairy tales for children or crude comedies.
It's sad to see that one is getting worse and the other is improving.
CGDCT is just supposed to describe a show full of girls doing cute things. Putting aside how subjective it is if a show has "substance" or not and what would even count as substance, there's still that CGDCT is just a description. It can apply to K-ON!, Aria, and Sora no Woto, which have, by many peoples' accounts, have substance and that's not taken away by people describing them in a broad term as what they are.
>modern anime writers are shit so they should stop trying and churn out the same inoffensive cute girl anime instead and throw away all the legacy of the great past writers and directors
Fans of cute girl oriented anime tend to be so aggressive due to the wide-spread and fundamental misunderstands of said shows that people who barely or never watch them as. In a broader sense, this is why anime fans in general used to be seen as angry people.
I really don't get how some people can watch this type of anime exclusively, it's like eating nothing but ice cream and sweets, it's just going to make you sick.
When you get older you learn to appreciate all genres in moderation.
>he's under 25 and thinks that people who have been browsing the internet since before he was born should leave because of his childish ideas of what is proper
suck a dick kiddo
>Even in CGDCT, when was the last time we got something on the level of K-on?
Non Non Biyori in all areas except production value. We won't get something exactly on K-ON's level until KyoAni makes another God-tier SoL. Maid Dragon was great-tier but not God-tier.
Not a hipster, just more like possessing an adult reading level at that age. They wanted to skip me several grades but mom wouldn't let them.
The dude is not the MC in Flying Witch. Makoto is. The fucking title refers to Makoto.
Anime is barely 50 years old medium, books have existed for thousands for years, do you really think it's fair to compare them?
What does good story even mean to you? Lack of plotholes? Being as pretentious as possible?
>Being as pretentious as possible?
If this is what good story meant to me I'd be in a Maasaki Yuasa or Satoshi Kon thread, not here.
This is off-topic but I don't understand why the Onizuka anime is so well-liked. It looks like shit, both voice tracks are uneven and varying in "quality", with both having some great performances but are overall trash, the tone and music is hokey as fuck, and its ending is one of the worst I've seen.
Mecha x SOL is the ultimate combination for anime.
You can't prove otherwise.
How do you feel about cute girls doing cute girls?
>we will never have a comfy SoL about Shinji, Asuka and Rei going to high school together in a world without Angels, impacts and Eva suits
Another thing, why is Sakura Trick so disliked? It's a legitimately sweet romance. The kissing is certainly prevalent and the final episode is certainly trash but those aren't that bad.
Everything but the kissing was fucking shit. Every episode felt like a handful of kissing scenes surrounded by 15-20 minutes of badly drawn, boring, trite SoL cliches, or, "how can we fill all this time not occupied by kissing?"
No idea. I just finished re-watching it the other day and thought it was still pretty good. Even when marathoning a few episodes the kisses never felt overbearing.
Shows that have only cute girls doing cute girls are pretty cute but can be insanely boring to sit down and watch most of the time with very few exceptions.
Show needs to have a purpose, a story, a goal or something to move the show forward. If the show only has cute girls messing around and doing absolutely nothing for 12 episodes then its going to be a pretty boring show.
This show is a perfect example. I watched like two episodes of it for this exhibitionist whore but it was just cute girls messing around and I couldn't motivate myself to keep up with it when it was airing. They might be nice shows to marathon when you're bored and have absolutely nothing else to do but outside that they're pretty boring to keep up with.
I wish there were more SoL shows that weren't just cgdct but lovely sympathetic characters enjoying life to the fullest in a fantastic setting teaching the viewer about the beauty and simplicity of life.
I miss CGDCT. Now every show has to have some spin or gimmicks. I liked GabDrop or New Game or whatever but I miss just classic cute girls doing cute things like Minami ke. It really begun to shift with K On
I'd even accept comedy as the purpose as long as it has a plot/story that actually moves forward.
If you can watch the episodes out of order and still enjoy it/understand whats going on in the show because everything goes back to status quo at the end of an episode then its no better than one of those shitty western comedy shows.
Anyone else expirienced CGDCT overdose? I used to like those kind of animes a lot, could watch an entire season in a day but now can only watch them if they're ongoing (and actually have fun doing so). Couldn't bring myself to watch K-On! or Yuyushiki because I got bored to death after 1-2 episodes.
I get tired of watching too much cute girls do cute shit a lot of the time but shows I never get tired of is the battle shows or harem shows. If the girls are cute, the romance is good and the characters arent horribly painful to watch then I can watch that kind of show forever.
I didn't watch that one, is it really that good?
I know that feeling. When the Yuyushiki OVA came out recently I discovered that I didn't really like it a lot anymore, even though Yuyushiki used to be one of my favorite shows back then.
I used to love Hidamari Sketch, now I dislike it.
I wonder if I will even enjoy another season of Gochiusa.
Okay, I just don't see why that is something bad. It adds variety to the genre.
I dont watch a lot of that kind of show lately because I got tired of them but I find Gochiusa has great comedy, great girls and its actually enjoyable to watch and keep up with weekly.
GochiUsa and KinMosa are two of the worst SoL anime ever made. There's absolutely zero substance to them and it's way too obvious they're trying way too damn hard to be cute and gay. This kind of show only works when the comedy is the primary focus like in YrYr but without jokes at YrYr's pace a show like this just seems gimmicky (LOOKIT HOW GODDAMN CUTE AND GAY THESE GIRLS ARE).
Cute girl shows are better when theres males in it because it allows the cute girls to display a lot of cute emotions, develop a cute romance and have great interactions with the other gender as opposed to the same boring cute girls do boring things.
Gochiusa is one of the best shows in the genre with good comedy.
I wish Urara would have had more comedic moments because the few it had were too funny.
>and have great interactions with the other gender
Only in the case of the male being a well written and sympathetic character.
And that rarely happens.
It certainly does not happen in Eromanga-sensei.
And talking about ochinchin isn't "great interactions".
>allows the cute girls to display a lot of cute emotions, develop a cute romance and have great interactions with the other gender
Some things can just happen with a male MC. The problem is that a lot of writers end up writing these beta fuck MCs that aren't enjoyable to watch and cant do anything except when the plot requires them to.
if only this were true, and most male protagonists weren't a hollow imitation of Kyon. people rarely give a shit about writing them well.
It's been over a decade since haruhi was written, and people are still fixated on writing "lazy but highly intelligent protagonist who sarcastically inner monologues about his CURAZY life and friends"
Yurishit in general is just awful because it has no substance at all but the rabit yurifags are horrible too. These people see two girls together and start shipping them together like they're the gayest dykes in the whole world.
God forbid its a show with only girls because they'll pretend they're all lesbians for each other.
That and "typical beta male who can never discern when girls like him and acts like he just had acid thrown in his face when he sees a naked woman."
Female MCs seem to have a much wider variety of personalities than male MCs.
It's not about what can happen you "
SJW faggot, it's about what lazy otaku writers will actually do when making another generic fucking anime.
But you're too busy nitpicking your agenda to see that.
yes, I've honestly become more of a yurifag recently on this basis alone after I realized how many fucking shows were ruined to me solely from the protagonist. Just liking the girls can't carry a show alone for me if the protagonist makes me want to stop watching every second they're on the screen. at least with a female cast they're all written to be likable instead of written to be a stand-in for me by being as dull as humanly possible.
Why should I even bother to argue?
Its pointless to argue with the kind of person that is absolutely allergic to males because there's no convincing them. The show ends up a million times better when you add well written characters of both genders and you appeal/pander to many audiences while doing so instead of just the rabid yurifags that want to fantasize about lesbians.
Hibike was horrible and forgotten pretty easily. Phantom world wasnt exactly good but it was at least better than that shit and Maid dragon was miles better than both.
i watch everything. It's rare that I watch or read something with a relatable male protagonist because I don't have my head up my ass, which seems to be a requirement to relate to most of them.
>3-gatsu no Lion
>focus is not on cute girls
OK, that one's a legitimate contender, I'll give you that, but Maid Dragon wins because it's more well-made.
KyoAni will win AOTS whenever they make any anime that isn't battle focused or gay swimming.
You dont have to relate to them or self insert on them. You're not supposed to do it.
Read/watch a story for its characters and accept the characters as they are instead of trying to self-insert as them or trying to relate to them.
Shows with heterosexual romance are better than shows with awful yuri (bait, implied or forced) romance because you can do really cute stuff and have actually emotional scenes or stuff full of impact.
If you try to make a yuri show then you just end up with garbage like Sakura trick.
I don't self insert on dull male protagonists, that's precisely why I don't find them enjoyable
I don't think you need to relate to a character to find them enjoyable but most protagonists in any romance focused series cannot stand on their own as a character.
If you're literally limiting it to just all female CGDCT shows then maybe I would agree with you. I would at least say it's in the same ballpark as LWA and both are much better than the other 4 shows were (especially Nyanko-less Days).
Strawpoll is much more difficult to rig than it used to be.
>fucking DEEN 3rd
It's not like that poll was taken while Konosuba was still really popular amongst our /v/ crossboarders or anything. Oh wait...
Would have been if A-1 Pictures didn't make everything look as much like Hollywood-style snoozefest as possible with over saturated lighting and boring coloring.
I still thought it was pretty good.
>If you're literally limiting it to just all female CGDCT shows
This is traditionally what ends up being /a/'s AOTS, with few exceptions, such as GJ-Bu, as Kyoro may as well be female, or whatever ends up being AOTS this season, since it sure as fuck isn't Hinako fucking Note.
I dunno how anyone would feel this strongly about this. I watch it rarely just before I go to work. It's just a transient feel good thing I like to do. I've never paid any more attention to cgdct apart from that. It's too mundane to be even getting angry about.
>dense male protag
Wrong, sensei is 32 and knows his stuff
>multiple girls are in love with him
>he doesn't notice the obvious signs
>zero males around
So what? It's about demis
It's slice of life.
>But they like him in a sexual way
Only Sakie, Machi has her first cruch.
I started watching the show for Hikari but ended up liking Yuki the most near the end. She ended up as the cuter girl with better scenes and everything.
Eromanga sensei is AOTS
Nah, this season is amazing. People just dont watch anime and instead pick one or two shows to shitpost about.
If you actually watched stuff then you'd realize this season is great.
K-ON, the greatest anime ever made, contains very little otaku pandering.
All three shows you listed are either sequels or a second cour, furthering the point it's a shit season. That being said, Natsume is bad fujoshit and Uchouten is pretentious drivel.
>LWA is also overrated shit. It doesnt even have cute girls or a cute artstyle
>Natsume is bad fujoshit and Uchouten is pretentious drivel.
This board is beyond redemption
The art style is cute at times, it just doesn't look exactly like every other fucking CGDCT show, so your mind has to get used to the idea of actually watching something that isn't derivative swill.
Definition of pretentious
: characterized by pretension: such asa : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing)
the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him — Richard Watts
b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature pretentious language pretentious houses
: making demands on one's skill, ability, or means : ambitious
the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake — Amer. Guide Series: Vt.
>I bet that if the main character was female you would call the show AOTY
Well, yeah. Well-done iyashikei that isn't fujoshit is always AOTY here. See: NNB, ARIA
Natsume can't be AOTY here because it's gay.
>Feels good to watch 31 shows and enjoy most of them
Yeah, I bet being a complete moron with no standards is a really enjoyable way to get through life. No sarcasm, you're very lucky.
>popular amongst /v/ crossboarders
If you don't like Yuasa or Uchouten Kazoku, then you are an anti-intellectual peice of trash, and I'm just as stupid for engaging you in this conversation. This board has gone to shit.
KKK for life.
AOTS is Sakura Quest, you faggot.
>one of the first
It factually isn't one of the first shows trying to invoke moe, do your fucking research
What kind of "intellectual stimulation" do you get from fucking anime? Name five shows that are intellectual and not trounced by any book I could pick up at random at any thrift shop.
I'm not even a CGDCTfag but "deep" and shounen fags usually do originate from reddit and shitpost constantly. Most of the time it's them shitposting on moefag threads. Moefags are already trouble enough but shounenshits make it even worse.
The tone and way of going about exploring that shit is completely different. I bet you think Giant Gorg and Infinite Ryvius are comparable because they're Sunrise shows with giant robots.
This is your typical oreimo/incest/harem fag.
Well, there are Uraras in this thread.
>trying hard to be gay
Nah, the Kinmozas are very naturally gay, they don't have to try hard at all, it's one of the most well done gays ever.
Whole show was good. Not my fault people can't appreciate it.
Well, this was quite an interesting thread, I expected moefags circlejerk with shounen fags shitting up the thread, but there was actually some decent discussion among all the shitposts.
>these people see two girls together and start shipping them together
>they'll pretend they're all lesbians for each other
Most CGDCT are deliberately constructed so that people can see them as gay if they want.
Important question: why is it that most of the shitposters who can do nothing other than compare shows of this kind always post Urara when they do so? Did some popular YouTube faggot praise/shit on that show recently or something close to that? Because I find it difficult to believe that so many people only started watching cute shows this year.
Urara was memorable, simple as that. You don't need to justify it with some youtube bogeyman.
Hinako Note made me realize how good Urara actually is, people was spoiled and thought Urara was nothing special, but when Hinako appeared you see how an actual bad SoL looks like, and realize that Urara was actually really far from being bad.
I'm 36 and it has been my favorite genre for like 10 years now.
Embrace it anon.