/a/ - Anime & Manga



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because for whatever reason there isn't one up. It's time to settle the fact that 22chan is an Asukafag website.
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The heat suit was retarded because it only protected her body and not her head
I gotta say that moment was intence, wouldnt want to be stuck inside a volcano like that
[spoiler]lol best flash[/spoiler]


It broke my suspension of disbelief that the lava was translucent instead of completely opaque


If i had to choose an episode i liked the most, it would have to be the one about the unmanned EVA that went rouge
Also, did anyone see those Rebuild of Evangelion film series yet?

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hewo, i wanna write manga but i donno how to write the story especially how character should talk in a manga
maybe i think of the ending too fast

how should i keep the book readable at least
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basically simpler than archetypes and fan materials and just place the text nicely and make sure it "make sense"

like here, writing line 1 to 9 and making sure each lines are correct, in a sense. i know it should be as easy as talkkng but im kinda lost tryinf to "have fun with it"

can u help me play with it


It's actually good to know the beginning and the ending of your story, the next step is filling in that blank area between the beginning and ending in a way that makes sense depending on what genre your going for


i know the genre but finding the exsct contents for the blanks is the problem

i cant just cut and paste

also i dont know how to pace it.

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Keep the room well lit while posting on this thread. Keep your distance from the computer.
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Yeah, like the other guy mentioned, mostly character portrayals. Big one that comes to mind for me is Black Shadow is very intimidating and cool in the anime whereas he's a punkish cowardly second-in-command in GX. In general it's explicitly a different setting, since a couple of the GBA games follow the anime's scenario while one other one follows from the original F-Zero -> X - GX one.


> they didn't like octoman or zoda
On that note one of my favourite episodes is Octoman's highlight episode. There's a gag where they parody Legend of the Galactic Heroes and show that his ship is held up by a little string like in old tokusatsu films. It's so funny.


all of the octo-people's ship have the same affect and i love it

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Post your favorite animu girl
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not taking it as far as you, but i genuinely felt bad for her the whole time, she deserved far better


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I aswell

This is my waifu Nanase Kurumi. I also feel legitimate love.


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God is here.

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Thread for Watanabe's episodic samurai follow-up to Cowboy Bebop. Discussion in tandem with /mmc/ is encouraged, but feel free to throw out your favorite parts if you've seen it before. Personally, I love the baseball episode; you guys are in for a treat when that comes up.
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The contrast of mugen between episode 14 and 15 is hilarious, from a stone cold killer who seperated himself from his past to a rape demon making airplane noises. also those guys rapping in episode16 are holding chests or whatever that thing is as a mock boom boxs
Mugen also learned to read out of pure spite lol.


Episode 20 and 21 are brillant and probably my favorite out of this series
I like sarah, she was an interesting character and her and mugens battle was quite intense.


Thoughts on the series as a whole and the final episode?
I thought mugen and jin where a bit nerfed, but later on it seems more of their flaws got exposed over time and the final episode only proved they are mortal. I thought both of them would die off but i was wrong. The choreography was well done and i enjoyed the music, i'm not really sure how to respond besides the ending was beautiful although it sucked to see fuu's father getting killed instantly before her eyes.

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Rozen Maiden thread for shitposting and discussing episodes alongside /mmc/ desu
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i just realised there are only two series for rozen maiden left, and both aren't really seasons, more like shorts. hopfully the manga has a better ending or maybe peach pit will make another anime to finish the story?


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pic related


i like the voice actor that they have that makes cat noises, its terrible acting but i love it
Also, Ouvertüre was masterfully crafted, i understand everything now and i kinda agree with Suigintou after learnin how and why she became a psycho.

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science can't explain it
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she got the kitty!


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I've seriously enjoyed this show, and once it was over i was left a bit heartbroken. I figured i'd find what ever other azumanga related content out there to feel a bit better, i even went as far as to listen to the english dub.
They had made (in secret, then later released in several albums) two diffrent "character songs", One they played on yomi's radio, and the other was sung by sakaki during karioke night. They later made songs for diffrent characters, one "fun" song, and another more character psychology related, like sakaki's "The heart is a girl's parachute" is about her being all quiet, and her opening up and showing her true self. Sung by each perspective characters voice actors, (japan only) but the english dub went as far as to have a translated version of yomi's and sakaki's songs sung in english by their voice actors. Very cute. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCZ6ZpZMB-VV9jbJhQHmiS8IoMejO87XJ
The azumanga soundtrack has the full version of the opening and closing song. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Vf9Lvifxwk4
The music was fun and vibrant, the recorders where a nice touch. The sound affects really made a diffrence too. The english sub and dub are virtually the same, both have great voice actors, but the the dub has minor changes. They dont really explan the japanese in-jokes like the sub does, and instead of an english class, it's spanish, and french. Hell was changed to heck too, and the "OH MAI GAH" moment has osaka telling Father cat that he >"kinda looks like bill clinton"
The diffrent between the anime and manga is pretty interesting, around 2009 they added an extra 6 chapters (called Supplementary Lessons) that adds more content and explains things. The anime cut out some content and kept others, whislt srambling some stuff around, like some "third year" stuff happening around second and soforth. karoin also stays a lot longer and has a bigger role then the manga where she just leaves to a diffrent school never to return. Did anyon watch the thing at the end of each episode? It was a meta commentary by the characters talking about how the episode went, and giving a sneak peak of the next oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Gib me your lolis
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Pictured is CAT army harassing schoolgirls


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CAT has been apprehended

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Nichijou thread
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Mio always best girl.
Whoever disagrees can suck a nigger's dick.


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nano is objectively the best.


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When you've seen all the classics, it's hard to find anything else that really feels worthwhile. I find myself watching mediocre anime more often than not, and I'm sure many of you are in the same boat. That's why I've made this thread. We can share anime that we consider obscure enough to be overlooked easily, yet good enough that you'd be glad not to miss it. Note that these don't have to be totally out of the way, nor do they have to be complete masterpieces; just anything you think more people could stand to watch. I'll do a few write-ups to start us off:
>Aria the Animation
Fairly popular in some circles, but it doesn't seem to get talked about much. It's a very genuine portrayal of a beautiful, perfect world that makes me happy whenever I watch it. It's at least as good as K-On, so check it out if you liked that series.
Action with light science fiction and elements of mafia drama. The pacing is surprisingly subdued considering how absurd the fight scenes can get. The story takes place over many years and uses this to develop the characters impressively well towards a compelling conclusion. Not for people who want to take the whole thing seriously, but good if you think Shadow the Hedgehog was pretty cool.
Directed by Tomino in between Gundam and Zeta Gundam, among other things (making it not all that obscure, really). It's a mecha series, as one might expect, but it's more comedic than most of what Tomino is known for. His knack for character design shines here.

I might do more of these later, but that should do for the moment. Let me know if these aren't obscure enough, and of course, leave your own recommendations if you please.
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>Space Brothers
Excellently constructed anime that combines a heartwarming story with delightful comedy, using realistic characters to show the audience just how difficult it is to become an astronaut.

Honestly not underrated, just has been forgotten over the years.


Hey everybody, I just saw another good one so I'll give it a write-up.
>Angel Cop
An OVA from the 80s, in many ways a period piece. It's violent and gory, with lots of futuristic stuff and a plot about international conspiracy. Straight out of a comic book!


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Gungrave is so good, the PS2 game is really fun too but criminally short.

Wicked City is a 1987 anime film where demons secretly coexist among humans and a police force that keeps the boundary between them. If you like cheesy horror movies you'll love it. It has some cool animation and monster scenes.

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What's your favorite sports anime or manga /a/? Eyeshield 21 here
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Slam Dunk is one of those classics of sports anime. You always hear about it and wonder if it actually is the best thing since sliced bread. Well, it isn't. But it is funny and entertaining and worthwhile if you have the patience for it.

Imagine GTO in high school and determined to learn how to play basketball to get closer to the girl he has a crush on -- tah-dah, Slam Dunk! The story has the expected sort of "learn a skill, show a skill" repetitive story line common to a lot of sports and shounen animes, but it's punched up by a little delinquency, a little reformation, and a tiny bit of one-sided romance. The one real downside to the story is the occasional trips into a DBZ/Naruto-esque timefreeze: sometimes one basketball game takes, like, 3 episodes and you wonder how it's possible that only 2 minutes anime-time have gone by in the last 20 real-time. ;)

The art is a little rough sometimes, kind of typical for the time period. There's a lot of panning across stills and repetitive looks at the same image. It can be a little annoying, but I kept on reminding myself when it was made (1993-1996!) and I got over it. The one thing that I noticed the most was probably the fact that the key on their court looks different from a real key in a NBA or Olympic court, but I decided to stop thinking about it a few episodes in.

The character of the main character is what makes the whole thing entertaining, I think. He is brash, tactless, rough and stupid -- and, for some odd reason, really funny. Even when he gets on my nerves, he does something random and ridiculous and retarded, and it just ends up cracking me up. He's always calling himself a genius (when he doesn't know how to do anything) and laughing in this obnoxious, cocky manner and making awful mistakes, but he's somehow loveable anyway and you end up rooting for him because he's just that charismatic. The thing that's really nice about him is just how flawed he is... he's got natural athleticism, but he's far from being a natural on the basketball court and he's loyal, strong, and dedicated, but he's also impatient and hot-tempered and loud. And he's really nicely backed up by a team of interesting, diverse guys who each (eventually) get their time in the limelight and each have their own personal struggles to overcome while striving to work together as a team.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Slam Dunk -- despite the really slow pacing of some of the actual games. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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I don't really watch sports anime, but I like Hajime no Ippo
but I don't like how the MC wins every single match, it gets predictablega8ny

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Which one do you like better? I love both, but I like Rozen Maiden a little bit more
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At the based department


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Rozen Maiden manga > Touhou > Rozen Maiden anime


Touhou for the win

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Sup Kaiji bros


i dont know who this big nose piss drinker is but he looks dumb and gay


FKMT soldiers already making a shonenshit cope....


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yo that's gay

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This series is overrated trash
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>This series is [HEADCANON]
Kill yourself autistic retard




its incredible how the first thread on /a/ can still be based

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