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Then why are battleshounen threads allowed on /a/ when they're targeted to kids under 18?
Checkm8 you underage shit
You mean that break-neck 12 episode pace thing where they are clearly more interested in pushing out something for ratings and sales only instead of developing a story and its characters properly?
What the FUCK was his problem?
Fuck that, give us an OVA with the cute girl that Dandy met up and focus on a timeskip where is older and looking for Dandy.
watched it first time a month ago.
does unfold its charm only when the crew is finally complete (ep9+)and then sometimes lives up to its hype. the group dynamic is something very unique.
ends unsatisfying and generic.
but episodes like the magic mushroom make up for it all.
its overrated but still very good.
I generally dont watch any anime made before K-on or shows that are sub-720p so you could say all of those aged poorly.
Eureka 7 is a special example because I used to like it but I cant bear any mecha animes these days.
>A top 20 all time series easily,
Man people love to say Monster's overrated but at least that was interesting, i never understand why people like bebop outside of nice directed fight scenes
its either RFB or jupiter jazz but in the flashbacks you see that vicious has been using red eye and at one point mocks julia for thinking that she can leave him or the syndicate
I could get past ep 3 when i tryed to rewatch it.
it just looked so cheap.
And i bought the dvd box ...
Yeah but you're conflating their personal and professional lives. She could have left Vicious without leaving the Syndicate.
It's pretty clear from their interactions and the credits that Vicious used to be a different person. That he changed. The smile seen at the top here
is basically unimaginable in the present day Vicious we know.
I disagree but you are entitled to your opinion.
I felt Champloo's finale was weaker. There was more talking during battle and I thought them having a flashback to Jin's master talking about the technique he used to win was pretty uneeded and killed the pace.
Bebops ending was just much smoother
I agree, I would have liked to see a little more influence from samurai film. An episode like seven samurai would have been excellent and it would have been great to see a true final duel between Jin and Mugen although I understand that the series was overall far too lighthearted and watanabe too reluctant to end the series on anything but a happy note.
>I actually pride myself on, 'getting it' where most don't
Hahaha holy shit is this pasta?
>when Jin reveals his true bishonen power and the Najubes god beats kick in
It would have been a 10/10 if the fights had been more seamless. Imagine what it could have been with 90s cell-shading
I definitely disagree with that. They were good, dont get me wrong, but hardly flawless.
I thought the blind lady's episodes were more compelling. Partially because we got to know her as a character for an episode before we learn shes there to kill them.
The finale's villains both came from nowhere. Its fine with the government assassin guy I guess, but the guys after Mugen have a grudge against Mugen for something we never really saw before they showed up.
I dont think its a great idea to introduce the final enemies on the last episodes, especially when their reason for being there is so personal
>how dare you bring up voice actors when comparing audio renditions
It loses impact through translation alone and English side characters are never done well
>Episodic trash isn't entertaining in 2017
It was literally a direct adaptation of the manga, sure it's a decent enough thriller but the anime doesn't improve it anymore than it needed
>I generally dont watch any anime made before K-on or shows that are sub-720p so you could say all of those aged poorly.
I hate these kinda people
>and English side characters are never done well
You're trying to tell me this guy sounded better in Japanese?
No I don't fuck men I can get pussy unlike you lol
No, it's just harder to actually make good. When it's good it's great though.
>if I say this outrageous and patently untrue thing people will try to explain it's outrageous and patently untrue
>hahaha they're so butthurt
I mean, I can see that.
A lot of the runaway hits have been either mini-series or functional mini-series, with a progressive, self-contained plot. Stuff like Stranger Things and Game of Thrones, ya know?
Basically, what you're saying is, you've got normie taste and like to watch Netflix. That's weird that you'd just outright admit that around here, but it is your life I guess.
Thank you for this post. I know that unironic sincerity generally comes at a premium here on /a/, but the show was a true masterpiece. Shows like NGE were accidental masterpieces, but Cowboy Bebop had so much talent and effort put into it that is certainly an achievement. I don't recall a show that does this "just going through the motions" feel better than CB, only Texhnolyze comes to mind but it goes for a very different thing. Genius show. Quintessentially /a/.
I'm still carrying that weight...
>You mean art?
Well, NGE is a masterpiece and perhaps not accidentally, Anno was already an accomplished director with a concrete vision, but you're right about it being accidental art, in the postmodern death of the author kind of way.
Yeah, in its own way Bebop captures what it's like to be an adult or maybe even a person better than 99% of shows out there. There's complaints itt of it being episodic but life doesn't have some constant focus on a particular plot. That's not to say it's arbitrary, the weight of the past is always there and it informs the thoughts and actions of the crew. But we only get real glimpses when it's relevant, the narrative isn't forced, it lets us the viewers infer and feel things out for ourselves as these guys go about their everyday struggle just to be.
>tfw eating bell peppers & beef without beef for 2 years now
I know that feel
I rewatched the BD release recently and I have to say the quality of some scenes was still pretty bad. Particularly that episode with the fridge monster, there's that one like 10s zoom in on Faye that was noticeably bad.
Still a 10/10 show though.
GITS suffers the problems that a lot of Oshii movies do: beautiful art and animation hampered by a stilted story and Oshii wanting to hop up on his soap box and philosophize.
None epitomize that more than Patlabor 2.
At least Oshii had was kept somewhat on a leash for GITS and Patlabor 1. He got off the chain and off the hook with GITS 2 Patlabor 2.
Bebop is one of those anime I can't call bad, but it never really did anything for me.
I can't say the soundtrack isn't fantastic, or that Watanabe's direction is bad. I can point to bad episodes, like Boogie Woogie Fung Shui, but that doesn't detract too much from the whole.
In the end, it's an extremely finely-crafted show.
I just had more fun watching Outlaw Star.
As a piece of scifi, it's really cool...but I just couldn't find it very entertaining. I've gone back and watched it several times trying to see if it was just that I was missing something...but no. It has really cool animation and artwork but in the end I just didn't find it engaging. I may have been spoiled on it though, as my first experience was the english dub, which I won't hesitate to say is the worst dub I've ever seen in my life.
Non meme answer: Blue Submarine No. 9. The CG looks like a bad ps1 cut scene and it's incredibly difficult to stomach it at this point in time. The fucking Starcraft cutscenes were better animated, and they were garbage.
Interesting you bring that up, Jupiter Jazz alludes to this several times and it's never brought up again. It has me wondering if the threat of cancellation made them change priorities with the second half, since that two-parter feels like its own show when taken in account with the rest.
Kinda have to agree. Aside from the episode in bebop where the leftover lobster becomes a sapient mold monster, it wasn't really memorable to me aside from the soundtrack and a few rare moments. It's a great show by objective standards, but I think it takes a certain person to really appreciate it fully.
I can see what you mean, everything up to Jupiter Jazz kept raising in scale and felt like it was building up to something, whereas the later half went full-on self contained with each episode until the final two. Still, none come close to Jupiter Jazz in the drab and depressing tone. Even the grey, overcast ghetto isn't something you'd usually see in Bebop.
Yeah, speaking of Range Murata and GONZO, I've been wanting to rewatch Last Exile but have been afraid it won't hold up.
I think it's held up surprisingly well. Story hasn't got any better, but it really is pretty show and dieselpunk is always fun. Probably in my top 25 even with all its flaws.
You seem personally insulted that I thought it wasn't bad when I first saw it.
shut the fuck up, you complete fucking faggot.
older anime is super charming and cool af.
t. somebody who watched Bastard! - Dark God of Destruction and DNA2 in one session each and had a blast
Not really, just giving my opinion. That CG was tacky even when I was a wide-eyed child approaching the wondrous world of anime.
But yeah, I gues we tend to express too strongly given this is impersonal and anonymous. Nothing personal, you know,
Personally I still think Eva (for example) couldn't be done any better today than it was then. The problem is that animation didn't improve on old styles, but replaced them, so if you find CG shit annoying like I do you'll alwyas look back at old anime with fondness.
>watch Bebop in the early 2000s
>discover the internet later in life
I can't look it at the same way.
Well I was twelve when I saw it so it's not like I had any idea what was good or not, I just liked the pretty pictures and cute girls. Plus at the time all I had was a ps1 so it's not like I knew what good CG looked like outside of Toy Story. Sorry I misunderstood you, glad we smoothed things over.
>People on 4-chins tlaking their differences like adults and reaching an amiable conclusion
Where the fuck did this come from?
>Eva (for example) couldn't be done any better today than it was then
Even with all its production, budget and time management issues, it still turned out alright.
And Anno is just proving your right as he makes the movies.
I really miss Spike guys, how do I compensate this feel?
Is he even
No, this cant be. He said he will be
aliveafter that and come back
>Eureka 7 is a special example because I used to like it but I cant bear any mecha animes these days.
oh god, same.
I didn't know about it before. I just wanted something similar to Rahxephon and this crap showed up on MyAnimeList. As soon as I saw these "Mechas on Surfboards" I was very underwhelmed. maybe I'm really too old for any of this shit. Not even Macross does much for me. Maybe I'm gonna bingewatch Gundam or some shit because I never cared for it before.
Dude, I was thinking about watching that too.
You know what I enjoyed reading? Macross 7 Trash. Unironically, it's not Trash at all. it's pretty damn cool because it's also a romance story in a sci-fi setting. Can recommend. The only problem is that there is no anime for it. Macross Frontier I can't seem to get into either. So I don't know yet about the Macross 7 Anime. Musician protag seems to turn me off.
Can someone explain the resolution shit I keep hearing? Why do people not want to watch old anime because it isn't 720p plus or something like that? I never really understood why resolution is such a big deal.
you have the attention span of a 10 year old, at the age of 25 that is somewhat impressive but not in a positive sense.
Hey let's keep replying even though it's obviously bait 3 replies in cause we're so intelligent.