Author Topic: Anime Thread!  (Read 75026 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #495 on: September 25, 2019, 06:50:43 AM »
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Study carefully, when society collapses you will need to be able to hunt!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't to that.

Online Munch

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #496 on: September 25, 2019, 06:25:03 PM »

'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' - George Carlin

Online Munch

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #497 on: January 24, 2020, 10:01:15 PM »


good job japan. Waifu's used for a good cause beats twitter hyper sensitivity.

Sex sells and thats just human nature.
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Online Hydra009

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #498 on: January 24, 2020, 10:38:30 PM »
The power of friendship one really bugs me.  Logically, both sides of the conflict will be at the peak fighting strength at the very beginning and they'll chip away at each other until someone loses.  Whoever's losing at first will likely ultimately lose.

But that's not very dramatic, is it?

Imo, there are only a few believable ways to have a come-from-behind victory.  LOTR did it with unexpected reinforcements.  Some shows do it with a previously unused superweapon or forbidden technique.  Soul Eater and Seraph of the End did it with the protagonists resorting to harmful powerups that can kill/corrupt the wielder.  Babylon 5 (brilliantly imo) did it with an unexpected change of heart by the antagonists, enabling the clearly losing side to "win" by default.

All of them work in their own way, but they all feel really cheap in a way, like the characters are not succeeding on their own merits but only through some stroke of good fortune or external aid.
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #499 on: January 25, 2020, 01:36:17 PM »
She forgot the Highschool or middleschool genre with 4 girls or boys just hanging out not doing nothing really. After Azumanga Dioh and a bunch of club based animes it became too annoying to watch. She also forgot the "Average" guy or wimp as a annoying troph. And average guys with power=not average. There is also rushing which is common now and it fucks the whole anime up.

Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #500 on: January 25, 2020, 01:39:48 PM »
The power of friendship one really bugs me.  Logically, both sides of the conflict will be at the peak fighting strength at the very beginning and they'll chip away at each other until someone loses.  Whoever's losing at first will likely ultimately lose.

But that's not very dramatic, is it?

Imo, there are only a few believable ways to have a come-from-behind victory.  LOTR did it with unexpected reinforcements.  Some shows do it with a previously unused superweapon or forbidden technique.  Soul Eater and Seraph of the End did it with the protagonists resorting to harmful powerups that can kill/corrupt the wielder.  Babylon 5 (brilliantly imo) did it with an unexpected change of heart by the antagonists, enabling the clearly losing side to "win" by default.

All of them work in their own way, but they all feel really cheap in a way, like the characters are not succeeding on their own merits but only through some stroke of good fortune or external aid.

It can be cheap and annoying and on the other hand it makes sense. The power of love, the power of "soul" is strong. No sacrifice, no victory!

Online Munch

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #501 on: January 25, 2020, 03:21:30 PM »
It can be cheap and annoying and on the other hand it makes sense. The power of love, the power of "soul" is strong. No sacrifice, no victory!

Yeah, once in a while is okay for it, but when it's used to solve most problems it's just silly. Imagine every conflict in something like mass effect and every conflict shepherd summons the power of love and friendship to win the day, rofl.

I do find the one of the hundreds of years old but looks like a child trope annoying too, it's been used to effect in some genres, like interview with a vampire, but just seems creepy in the bad way especially when they mix it up with 'shes hundreds of years old so despite looking like a child she can dress as slutty as she wants'
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Online Hydra009

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #502 on: March 11, 2020, 10:22:10 PM »


Anime is weird.

Online Hydra009

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #503 on: March 20, 2020, 06:50:45 AM »


Controversial opinion:  Konosuba is a poor man's version of Slayers

Similarities:
* group of 4 adventurers
* Screw-ups and misfits getting up to hijinks in a high fantasy world (comedic tone)
* fighter meatshield, glutton for punisment
* mage obsessed with reckless use of magical equivalent of nukes (dragon slave VS explosion magic)

Lina is an older and more competent Megumin.  (Lina's voice actress is literally named Megumi)
Gourry is a more competent and less masochistic Darkness.
Amelia is a more highborn, less divine, more useful Aqua.
Zel is a better everything than Kazuma.  In fact, Kazuma stands out as the least derivative thing, but he's a loathsome self-insert, so that makes sense.
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