Japanese Media @ 4-ch

Japanese Media @ 4-ch

A.k.a. the Society for the Study of Modern Japanese Culture, a.k.a. “Anime & Manga”

This board is for the discussion of Japanese media, including anime, manga, fansubbing, scanlations and other related material. Hentai discussion is also allowed.
  • Warning: Providing download links or illegal dowloading information to known licensed series will be removed, and you may be banned.
  • Non-Japanese media (eg. American or European comics or cartoons) aren't appropriate for here.
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1: old japanese software (1) 2: What you finished watching/reading? (18) 3: What's your favorite Manga? (16) 4: japanese software for mac (4) 5: Why is anime so pedophilia now? (49) 6: [Chat] What are you watching and how do you like it? (13) 7: programs that have only come out in Japan put them here (8) 8: Modern anime is so fucking ugly (16) 9: I time-traveled ! (11) 10: Onimai saved the anime industry! (5) 11: Any japanese mmo? (6) 12: Alternatives to DoujinDB (4) 13: ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (655) 14: Urusei Yatsura All-Stars (3) 15: Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (38) 16: Berserk (9) 17: I can't watch anime anymore. (33) 18: Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (187) 19: Madoka thread: Deny the obvious, uphold the inane (36) 20: PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT SEASON 2 (6) 21: What anime are you currently watching? (51) 22: Backlog thread (5) 23: What studio is awesome/sucks and why? (12) 24: alice in wonderland (2) 25: cloy (2) 26: Sword Art Online, the .Hack ripoff that does not suck! Maybe? (21) 27: Asuperu Kanojo (4) 28: [SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (23) 29: Death Note live action movies (1) 30: NHK ni yōkoso. (13) 31: Mob Psycho 100 is a really interesting anime. (15) 32: Any good historical anime? (8) 33: Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (25) 34: Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (99) 35: Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (11) 36: Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52) 37: Toradora (4) 38: Why is English Dub so annoying? (28) 39: Which was the last manga/anime have you to watch? (4) 40: Zero no Tsukaima is the best isekai anime (9)

old japanese software (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-05-26 21:06 ID:xCkOw1Jg

please i need old japanese software for windows 95 to windows xp

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What you finished watching/reading? (18)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-03-13 19:06 ID:Heaven

How was it? Don't need to finish the entire thing before talking about it, one episode, one chapter, or even looking at a cover page is enough.

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-15 12:24 ID:YowT4DWg

Is that a manga?

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-15 15:58 ID:PjBhtCuK

Infantry attacks by Erwin Rommel

there is a manga version but they turned it into a story of a young man who rebels against his socialist father by teaming up with a venture capitalist to exploit some workers. something tells me this is not the book uncle Karl wrote.

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-25 19:54 ID:bimUGcx+

I'm reading this really shitty one called Shinozaki-san Ki wo Ota Shika ni!. It's about some vapid girl and her stereotypical """nerd""" brothers or whatever. It seems the Japanese have a really bad habit of finding references funny

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-26 08:36 ID:XwuHc5NB

Eating up All-Rounder Meguru. It's good exercise motivation while I'm too pudgy to not be embarrassed showing my face somewhere asking them to teach me how to fight.

13 Name: Tenshi !!LkdL/vXb : 2023-02-22 20:03 ID:VlpbJnUg


14 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-24 04:16 ID:ebWyydSq


15 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-24 11:08 ID:5ABM+M6Z

Link? Sounds cool but I can't find it on Nyaa or Mangadex

16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-02 12:59 ID:I1cTvDfH

I've been catching up reading Tomo-Chan is a Girl! I originally passed on reading it cause it didn't look too good but it's been mostly good. I love me some pure tomboys

17 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-20 22:47 ID:i+Rj4Tg4

I'm reading A Silent Voice. It's in the same genre as "Masturbation Master Kurosawa" in that it's a douchebag who takes what he deserves in stride and tries to improve his ways regardless manga, and I'd say its depiction of such a type of character is far more mature overall(though the protagonists of both are different ages during the story so I suppose that's to be expected). I think that most of the people here could relate to this man somehow, hell his plan of "pay my mom what I owe so I don't have to feel like I died with unfinished business" is something I've thought of verbatim for as long as I can remember. This is all just from me reading up to Vol. 2, so maybe I'll update this review when I'm finished.

Good shit. Hope it doesn't fall off.

18 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-05-19 12:57 ID:FTKweymP

That's one of my favorite yuri mangas. She's a good girl.
Usually I prefer something with more of a supernatural theme though, like the Ne No Kami visual novels. Highly recommended VN for yuri aficionados.

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What's your favorite Manga? (16)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-09-04 21:20 ID:gfVsl7YW

My favorite Manga is Death Note.
What's yours?

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-09-26 19:09 ID:gw5O135M

I liked chainsaw man before it was cool

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-02 19:07 ID:Wr1mE+Vf

Berserk and Zetsubou Sensei

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-13 09:28 ID:O3o2lIR+

Manga that really stuck with me (that aren't mentioned here) are:

  • Genshiken
  • Electric Town Bookstore
  • Needless
  • Don't become an otaku, Shinozaki
  • Lucifer & The Biscuit Hammer
  • Steel Ball Run
  • 20th Century Boys

>>8 wow, that takes me back. SZS was so good.

Lately, I've been reading "We Never Learn", "Kanojo mo Kanojo" and "Looking up to Magical Girls"

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-22 05:56 ID:kCEelxfW

Barefoot Gen and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Barefoot Gen was the first manga I ever read that really hit me and it's stuck with me ever since. It's based on the author's own experience of surviving Hiroshima and losing most of his family. It's absolutely horrifying and the atomic bomb scene from the anime is pretty famous.

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-12 13:28 ID:ckilI2ZI

Shortcuts by Furuya Usamaru
It is a hilarious manga about 90's Japan

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-01 00:56 ID:+X5Mzh3n

Probably Yotsuba& or Mysterious Girlfriend X, Zetsubou Sensei has become a more recent standout in my library though. >>8 >>9 So lets' all have some despair together!

13 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-01 21:07 ID:Heaven

Kodomo no Jikan
The world god only knows
Rozen Maiden
Parallel Paradise
Garden by midori no rupe
I mostly read seinen comics nowadays

14 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-15 16:00 ID:Nl8E8EeB

lol couldnt take death note seriously after the whole death eraser thing

15 Name: Lets all love lain : 2023-05-19 03:01 ID:XCW9Qfoz


16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-05-19 12:53 ID:Heaven

Consider having an opinion of your own and not following popular teenage culture.

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japanese software for mac (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-27 19:50 ID:g5K0kAYL

put in this thread software for mac that is japanese

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-04-11 10:14 ID:Heaven


3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-04-13 11:06 ID:YP38Bh7t

Are Macs even popular at all in Japan?

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-04-15 07:10 ID:Ecgz2Srq


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Why is anime so pedophilia now? (49)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-06-09 05:43 ID:EwJhzsi8 This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Anyone else notice that? Makes me not want to watch anime..

40 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-15 17:52 ID:Heaven

I'm from year 2023, living is no longer legal.

41 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-23 23:12 ID:lSTX0rw8

It's an unpopular opinion at least with normalfags these days but I dont think pedophilia is based on age alone, but mainly on mental state

You're probably a pedophile if looking at kids in a playground gives you a boner but being sexually attracted to a woman who looks young because of genetics or fucked up hormones isn't morally wrong because mentally she's an adult, but society has a problem with stuff like that

42 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-27 10:10 ID:pcb2Wl/a

Conversely, dating a mentally retarded person should also be considered pedophilia

43 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-29 15:31 ID:Heaven

Having a penis should be considered pedophilia.

44 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 00:12 ID:EoOS7ZO4

May stop watching pedo shows? Most anime isn't pedo

45 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 08:06 ID:pGQDxu3H

Anime isn't real. So everyone entertaining the idea is by default seeing these drawings as sexual beings in existence whenever they really aren't. You're the ones who are clearly delusional.

46 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 18:26 ID:Heaven

I guess pedos pay

47 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-08 23:01 ID:FD/VSb4w

why not?

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49 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-19 18:35 ID:Heaven


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[Chat] What are you watching and how do you like it? (13)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-10-29 18:59 ID:41HDcQw4 This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

This season I'm watching:
- Occultic;Nine
- Flip Flappers
- Keijo
- Shuumatsu no Izetta

Occultic is really fun so far, I like the fast-paced mystery and demon stuff that's going on. Of course, Ryo-tas is a delightful and dumb titty monster beyond belief, but she's cute.
Flip Flappers is great, very well animated and very cute. Papika's an adorable dummy. Pure Illusion and the fight scenes are cool.
Keijo is what it is: a show where women fight with their butts.
I haven't started Izetta yet, but I heard it's quite nice.

So, what are you watching?

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-11-03 00:59 ID:m7RXF3jv

I haven't watched a ton of anime but something about the characters and setting is really neat to me. I feel like it stands out against a lot of shows that try to be way brighter I guess? It's hard to explain, maybe I'll be able to articulate a little better once I watch more.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-11-21 19:35 ID:gNqHRA9d

You should check out Outlaw Star afterwards. It's a pretty similar show.

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2017-03-28 00:03 ID:u+RLbjgJ

All good selectionn.

Flip Flappers is probably top of the season for me, it's refreshing to see visually loaded, ballsy abstract anime, so out of the line from the usual cookiecutter moeblob. Although the main plot thread could use less obscurity in favor of more sophistication, everything else about this anime is so ridiculously good I can't really fault it.

As for my current watchlist:

Little Witch Academia - we expected Harry Potter anime adaption, and we're getting a really good one. The only fault is that the plot is kind of less than original...

Gi(a)rlish Number - Akira Kogami from Lucky Star got her own slice of life anime, and it's awesome exactly as it sounds.

Some older series I started from my backlog:

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8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-30 13:49 ID:tah8/8/T

for a chat the interval between messages is pretty fucking vast, oh well, I, Andre Arstro, shall enlighten this dying board.

I was rewatching naruto recently, it gave back nice memories, even some fillers are now funny to me, I used to hate them before.

Hunter ROBIN, pretty nice anime.

Pawn Stars, amazing anime, the characters are very unique and there is a lot of deep meaning in the plot. Especially the nicknames of characters and short simple characters you can relate to.

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-22 05:57 ID:xYS/JAwD

Just re-watching og evangelion

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-29 18:52 ID:geVIRn7P

The new gundam is pretty fun
i'm also enjoying chainsaw man this season, but all the other shows don't interest me

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-10 02:05 ID:cBCo4OHu

I’ve been thinking of picking up kessoku band

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-04 08:33 ID:LwV6oZRM

I've been trying to catch up with anything decent that might've come out since 2020.

Right now I am halfway through Sonny Boy. It's absolutely amazing so far. Very confusing, but that only prompts you to pay more attention and actually engage with it. As long as they won't screw up the ending, this will probably turn out to be one of my favorite anime shows of all time.

13 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-03-04 08:49 ID:mNTJSnkx

Not sure if it counts here or not, but I have been watching Cyberpunk Edgerunners. I have two episodes left to watch. I like it so far, but I feel like it should have been more of a Western animation instead of an anime. Part of me feels like it's more considered that since it's a "Netflix Anime Series".

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programs that have only come out in Japan put them here (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-09 00:32 ID:FHNYlTzJ

I would love to have programs that have only been released in Japan, for example, a text editor that has only been released in Japan or things like that, put them here

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-09 09:13 ID:MJhMgFJh

Japan fucking sucks with computing and software. If you want something "weebish" just fuck around with PC-98 stuff or anything else by NEC from the past.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-09 09:15 ID:MJhMgFJh

Oh I almost forgot about this.
Plamo Linux is a Japanese distribution based on Slackware. That may be something you'd be interested in.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-09 10:26 ID:Heaven

japanese text editor. Has some japan specific functions that other text editors lack. Pretty fast. People that write era games often use it.

miku miku dance -- 3d dance editor

aviutl -- video editor

not sure what they use for yukkuri voices. You know, look at credits in any japanese video, they often credit the software they use.

American programs seem to milk consumers to use the latest hardware at all times, while japanese ones are slightly more outdated and target not extremely expensive hardware that people can actually afford. If anything, it's americans that can't program for shit and use slow hipster languages like python or ruby or java or c# for every sneeze.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-09 21:23 ID:FHNYlTzJ


6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-16 15:19 ID:ABfZ8zzi

Any visual novels from pre-2010 will scratch this itch. The best ones are written in NScripter, because you can easily edit, port and translate them using ONScripter-EN

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-16 21:16 ID:G3GFXYnj

What's your favorite Visual Novel?

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-19 20:23 ID:Heaven

not him, but I liked 腐り姫 ~euthanasia~ and 二重影 quite a bit, among those pre 2010. To be more specific, 2004 is when a lot of those went to shit.

I can't possibly remember, or even write, names of most of them.

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Modern anime is so fucking ugly (16)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-30 20:37 ID:fJP+fXE0

I can't put my finger on exactly why, but whenever I come across screenshots or clips of modern anime I get an irresistible urge to vomit all over the screen.
It just looks so cheap and lifeless. And studios think they can hide the ugliness by overusing digital postproduction tricks. Lipstick on a pig.
What's even worse is the inconsistency. The animation style changes from episode to episode, from scene to scene, even from character to character. There's also an awful tendency to switch framerates at random times for "emphasis" or whatever. So, so ugly!
It's like all the worst trends of the late 2000's and 2010's have finally reached the logical end point. Every anime now looks like it was animated by paralytic Turks.

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-10 09:42 ID:Heaven

I'd like to push down and fill this cute girl I keep seeing sometimes with my semen.

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-10 09:43 ID:Heaven

Wonder Egg Priority and Shadow House look pretty good, despite being relatively new.

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-10 10:17 ID:Heaven

as much as I agree with the sentiment here, higurashi is a poor example as it was DEEN quality even in the 2000s. that's what you get with visual novel adaptions I guess

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-10 17:04 ID:Heaven

Wonder Egg Priority is an example of what the "higher end" of the barf style looks like. It's still ugly, like pouring molten skittles into your eyeballs.

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-11 08:29 ID:Heaven

I guess "monsters" in it are ugly, but that's the point. Girls were cute, and backgrounds are quality. I wonder how many of the seemingly 2d models in it are secretly 3d. I only watched 2 episodes of that show as of now.

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-12 06:36 ID:Heaven

>Girls were cute

The words of a man who had lost all self-respect, decency or critical thinking, a zombified consumerist guinea pig, mindless rat in a maze, easily entertained by shiny lights, completely satisfied with even the cheapest of cheap artificial moe, one who actively seeks out to be manipulated by his betters.

Three simple words that betray a complete lack of character, a weakness of will, failings of the flesh.

It is people like >>11 that made modern anime into what it is. He is to blame.

13 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-17 10:29 ID:Heaven

it's the niggers who don't waste a single dollar on anime who are to blame, also kill yourself motherfucker I'll rape your entire family with a hot metal pipe you shit faced freak. Yeah, trolled, whatever, fuck off motherfucker.

14 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 00:09 ID:EKLENN41

No, imbecile, non-japanese-otaku $$$ is worthless. You want to support anime? Move to Japan, get a job and bank account over there, and integrate into Japanese society as fully as possible, then youcan soend and support anime.

Of you have nothing worth adding, then shut up.

you look like some virulently autistic pseudo-sentient thing

15 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 08:08 ID:En66Xjm9

Franchise sales makes up more of the revenue than the actual anime itself you fucking retard! I'll continue to pirate my shit and never pay a dime, cuck.

16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-02-05 18:25 ID:Heaven

>>14 literal retard
>>15 don't cry about it being shit then

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I time-traveled ! (11)

1 Name: John Titor : 2022-12-19 14:57 ID:YTe0gken

Guys, listen, it's not a joke, i time-traveled.
Next week in Japan, there will be three earthquakes or more, trust me.
And in America more than three fat people will die, trust me.
Reply if you see another thread like this.

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-30 20:12 ID:Heaven

It seems like your time machine has sent you down a different timeline

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-21 19:39 ID:su2G7/E7

Your on the wrong world line anon
Must be those bastards at CERN and their shitty ass time machine technology that runs on obsolete IBM tech from the 1960s

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-22 10:21 ID:Heaven

I have invented the d-mail.

5 Name: 1.048596 : 2023-01-23 15:09 ID:Heaven

Putting fusianasan in the name field reveals your world line divergence

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-25 16:25 ID:W+ho6leG

Wasn't the John Titor story pretty much the basis for the Stein's Gate manga and anime?

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-26 00:01 ID:Heaven

If only there was some way to send messages back in time.

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-27 12:01 ID:z0pkXWme

You already have. I've been trying to tell you to stop being a faggot for years now. It'll save you a lot of hardache for once you turn 43 and get AIDS. I'm now 57 years old and about to be put on life support. I just wish I would have stopped being a fucking faggot at a young age.

9 Name: TohnJitor!3GqYIJ3Obs : 2023-01-29 17:05 ID:Heaven

John titor was legit
It’s all a plan by NASA

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-30 07:27 ID:z0pkXWme



You mean the government organization that is literally "Not Actually Seriously Anything".

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-30 16:02 ID:OQNv5Oyi


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Onimai saved the anime industry! (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-14 20:59 ID:mOROd5p0

I've been rewatching the two as-of-yet released episodes of Onimai over and over. I must say, (s?)he has a really cute tummy.

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-16 13:48 ID:Heaven

The manga is pretty good, haven't seen any of the anime.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-17 10:30 ID:Heaven

Oniwhat? Kill yourself just in case.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-18 15:32 ID:Heaven

They. :)

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-19 08:22 ID:Heaven


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