Japanese Media @ 4-ch

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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: [SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (5) 2: Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (94) 3: Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52) 4: Toradora (4) 5: I can't watch anime anymore. (23) 6: Berserk (5) 7: Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (9) 8: Any good historical anime? (6) 9: Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (16) 10: Why is English Dub so annoying? (28) 11: Which was the last manga/anime have you to watch? (4) 12: ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (649) 13: Madoka thread: Deny the obvious, uphold the inane (34) 14: Zero no Tsukaima is the best isekai anime (9) 15: Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin (19) 16: TOO MUCH MANGA! (14) 17: What studio is awesome/sucks and why? (9) 18: NHK ni yōkoso. (9) 19: Jojo anime (10) 20: Translation Notes (1) 21: [News] Despera still in development! [Optimism] (2) 22: Tsukihime Remake (5) 23: Recommend me anime pls (22) 24: What anime are you currently watching? (14) 25: What's your favorite show of the season? (9) 26: Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (185) 27: Japan tourism (4) 28: Watamote Thread (11) 29: Idea for a new anime (5) 30: Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (21) 31: How freudian was Evangelion? (11) 32: Animu that didn't make it... (28) 33: Hentai (40) 34: Goth Anime (17) 35: Who's your favorite anime character, and why? (212) 36: what animu should I watch (86) 37: Serious Anime (21) 38: Who /a/ here? (21) 39: 2D to 3D conversion. (7) 40: Mob Psycho 100 is a really interesting anime. (14)

[SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-08 20:45 ID:TqzG3mn9

Does anybody like to buy anime on VHS, or own any collections from back in the day?

Not going to try and make any hipster argument about VHS being superior to DVD or anything like that. Just think it's neat. It's a good format for enjoying official releases of 90s anime on. The thickness of the boxes also adds to the shelf art charm when you have a complete set. The early history of the anime home video industry is also pretty interesting to me.

I only have Magic Knight Rayearth (complete), some Sailor Moon and some Dragon Ball, I'd like to find some series from the 90s that had small enough runs to get a complete set relatively easy.

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 11:06 ID:Heaven

I'd rather digitalize it, and make several backups of it.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 14:46 ID:Heaven

But you can't flip a digital collection for more than you paid when you bought it.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 22:45 ID:EFUTlQWp

Yes, I have several anime tapes. I have a bunch of DBZ tapes, Pokemon tapes, a few The Slayers tapes and Yu-Gi-Oh tapes, and some movies. I don't look for tapes, but if they appear in second hand stores I will buy them

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-17 20:58 ID:KSoLJEny

Speaking of old anime-related stuff, what exactly was this: https://archives.4-ch.net/politics/kareha.pl/1111851720/2 ? Anyone remember http://raspberryheaven.net:53284/ ?

From https://archives.4-ch.net/politics/kareha.pl/1111851720/ :

>Heavy Metal music used to torture (4)
>1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-03-26 15:42 ID:yTVz4Nk9
>American soldiers tortured Iraqi prisoners at a military base in Mosul but nobody was court martialed over the abuse, U.S. army documents say.
>Deafening heavy metal music was played, and guards threw cold water onto hooded prisoners and sounded bullhorns beside their heads.
>Ouch, Heavy Metal. That's mean.
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Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (94)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2009-08-07 05:15 ID:MzukpOd9 This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Inspired by the "What anime really surprised you and why?" thread, I think it's time we fess up and say that that one series we always insult, belittle, or just ignore is actually the one that touched us deep in our heart.

For me the main one that pops into mind is Gravitation. It and couple episodes of Loveless are the only two shōnen-ai animes I've ever seen, but I ended up really liking this to the point that I even read the manga too. I don't even remember why I started watching it, but the drama and dynamics between Shuichi and Eiri kept me hooked. Of course I'll never admit this and have on more than one occasion made fun of Gravitation with my friends, but somewhere deep in my closest is a box with all 12 manga volumes and the anime boxset lovingly packed away.

Hetalia is the other one that I've recently become pretty obsessed with but hide from others. Enough of my friends have seen the anime that I feel comfortable admitting that I like to watch it, but if anyone asks if I've read the web comic I pretend like I don't even know there is a web comic.

So yeah, please share your secret anime loves or better yet, any stories you may have about being caught or something. It'll be cool to read and who knows, you it may even inspire us to watch something we normally would not.

85 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-26 18:01 ID:upfVwij/

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, but only that half-joking regret that you have for watching any anime that isn't an action-packed crapshoot as a male. Once my maturity escapes the level of an 8th-grade basketball player on that matter, though, consider this point empty.

86 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-05 22:36 ID:4TzQtxcm

Arcade Gamer Fubuki, it's about a girl who has special panties that make her better at video games.
I also like the Pokemon anime until Best Wishes and the Yu-Gi-Oh anime until Zexal.
Sorry for necroing, but this thread is interesting.

87 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-07 05:01 ID:Heaven

All of them when offline.
None of them when online and chatting with strangers.

88 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 22:47 ID:p2afTsjG

Why are you afraid to admit you like anime in public?

89 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-10 15:38 ID:mNzMU5RZ

Have you seen the people admitting to liking anime in public outside of Japan?

90 Name: Anonymous Coward : 2021-05-10 18:25 ID:Heaven

I'm afraid to do anything in public to be honest. I'm gaining nothing and risking a lot, so to hell with it. Friends? What's that?

91 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-12 23:41 ID:5/35Tm8t

That's my line of reasoning. People decide within the first 10 seconds of meeting whether they like you or not. Might as well admit that you like anime

92 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-13 05:28 ID:Heaven

Meeting new people. Ever. How does this even happen to you?

93 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-14 19:33 ID:nxSwDfMf

I don't meet a lot of new people anymore because of the stupid meme flu, but before that, my college had an anime club. It kind of sucked because everyone was always talking over the anime, but it was a way to meet new people

94 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-16 20:34 ID:bgrzqXOm


>going to an anime club


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Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-06-09 05:23 ID:mJXs9qlw This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

It's gotta happen sooner or later, maybe they're waiting for the series to end first? How many more volumes is that guy supposed to churn out before they start drawing storyboards?

Anyway, it's a good idea; I'd pirate it... hell, I might even buy it.

43 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-03-21 13:50 ID:ajDRDVOA

well, maybe some day he changes his mind.

44 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-03-29 04:34 ID:Yka8+1MP


I highly doubt that.

45 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-08 23:21 ID:UX930trV

Considering that tomorrow (2021-06-09) will mark the official fourteen-year anniversary of this thread's creation, I tend to agree...

RIP our collective hopes and dreams of an official Yotsubato! anime or OAV project, I guess.

46 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-11 14:32 ID:R9yD2U05

Time is ruthless.

47 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-13 10:15 ID:qbu3iip2

It can't be made right now. It doesn't follow any of the current trends in anime. You can't count on name recognition in anime because most new fans don't care about old stuff, they just want to consume seasonals.

48 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-13 20:37 ID:Heaven

Wow, me not most. Me special! Yay!

c: reape

49 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-13 21:27 ID:Heaven

Found the low-functioning autistic~

50 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-15 11:03 ID:Heaven

Sadly can't even deny.

Oh, by the way, "anime fans" is like 1% of anime watchers, practically a vocal minority. Their opinion doesn't matter that much. Depends on anime though, some pander to them so heavily that they are at least half of all the viewers.

51 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-15 23:23 ID:/ihxuJn0

How doesn't their opinion matter if they're pretty much the only ones keeping the industry afloat with a stable stream of money? As far as I remember anime studios make most of their profits from selling merchandise, holding special events etc., and nobody but these "anime fans" is willing to pay for that.

52 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-16 16:56 ID:Heaven

Wow, tv adverts don't count anymore? Amazing, I can see why those are so amazing, they don't have to give a shit about what advertisers think.

Late night anime depends on dvd/blueray sales, but other probably not as much. Not sure if such anime exists even still.

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Toradora (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-12 05:16 ID:eV8VA1Un

Was pretty good

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-12 23:35 ID:SUKToqN1

uhm no it wasn't

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-13 10:13 ID:tYySF0Fo

It was alright. Girl was cute.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-13 20:36 ID:Heaven

Rewatched last 4 minutes of the final episode about 10 times, really good. Really really good lyrics.

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I can't watch anime anymore. (23)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2018-02-14 09:37 ID:Bz6JcrJQ This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Have you ever realized how unnatural and cringy the dialogue is in a lot of anime?

When I was a teen, I used to watch loads of moeblob anime and thought it was nice and cute etc. but then my irl Japanese friend told me that nobody actually talks like this in Japan except chuunis and manchildren.

Then I started paying closer attention to what the characters were saying, their mannerisms, etc. And now I've come to the point where I can't even watch an anime without cringing, unless the dialogue is realistic.

Does anyone else here feel the same?

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-08-28 16:44 ID:90Ol61Mc

I am autistic, all dialogue sounds strange to me, in real life or in anime. At least in anime it's easy to read the facial expressions, and characters aren't speaking in coded language like real life. If there's a cute girl and she ends her sentences with "nyaa" that's the end of it, there's nothing more to read into it than just "this character said nyaa" in real life there's always layers that i don't understand, everyone's trying to look cool or avoid seeming "cringe".

15 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-15 02:46 ID:cKmwjK+Z

Watch documentaries.

16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-21 19:28 ID:S+eVY+fn

Sometimes the autism of anime is funny... And sometimes give me cringe. However, now I can accept more autism form Japan. Nya~

17 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-22 01:33 ID:PiAx03dp

Don’t then. Peace.

18 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-04 06:27 ID:LSJKwzSc

The problem I think OP is getting at is this:

  • bad writing
  • bad voice acting
  • bad storyline
  • unrealistic when it is expected to have some realism
  • shit being directed at children, but you are an adult so don't find that mind numbing crap to be interesting

Maybe some of those complains are mine. I watched season 1 and 2 of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" (English dub) on Netflix, and while it was interesting and had its high points, I felt like over all it was sorta lame. Sometimes I would switch over to the Japanese audio to hear the interesting Engrish.

It felt like the show was directed towards children and teenagers, which is not a problem to me insofar as it is still appealing to me. However, some stuff only children and teens can really like. As an adult I do like watching "Courage the Cowardly Dog" (so far), probably more than I liked watch Jojo. Maybe the difference is one is more in the action genre and the other is more in the humorous genre.

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19 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-04 18:16 ID:Heaven

Try watching the new Hunter X Hunter anime after watching the old one.

20 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-04 18:22 ID:Heaven

>Speaking of bad animes, should I watch the "Death Note" anime series on Netflix? I've heard that there is some controversy around the Netflix version of it, like they changed some things that they shouldn't have or something.

No idea. It probably was about their adaptation being absolute shit that raped the original. I watched the review shitting on it 4 times already, maybe it excuses the existence of it somewhat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njmCtiO_Xj8

21 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-06 23:31 ID:Heaven


>if you listen closely to the dialogue in a lot of movies you'll notice it's quite stilted and doesn't really sound much like how real people speak, even movies with good actors

Especially movies with good actors.
There is a reason, why a genre called "mumblecore" exists.

22 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-09 02:52 ID:Heaven

Isn't this a copypasta? I swear I heard the same thing about the AVGN.

23 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-11 17:40 ID:Heaven

It reads like a pasta, but I've been seeing a surprisingly large amount of non-pasta critiques on AVGN/Nostalgia Critic/TGWTG/(etc) that runs along the same lines as of late. This is especially true since Mister Metokur released his series on TGWTG and related parties.

Not super surprising, all things taken into account, since AVGN/TGWTG was largely something that Millenial/early Zoomer kids would watch in their teens. That particular generation has always struck me as being incapable of realizing that some of what they enjoyed in the past is stupid and letting bygones be bygones, so they tend to let out that particular neurosis by reeing about it on the Internet instead. lol

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Berserk (5)

1 Name: Riri : 2014-08-17 02:13 ID:I6556mqV This thread was merged from the former /manga/ board. You can view the archive here.

When are they going to get off the boat?

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3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-20 05:45 ID:uJPf3YLq


4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-21 21:33 ID:MGeR1Ie/

May Miura sensei forever sail on the boat to paradise.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-31 09:13 ID:jQed3GTv

Insert Gut’s Theme

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Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (9)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-07-18 03:34 ID:YIEI/by/ This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

You should have gone after Aniplex instead.

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-07-18 15:21 ID:YIEI/by/

Sorry guys. I made this shitty joke thread when the only news online was "someone set one of KyoAni's studios on fire," then went to bed. Now I woke up and 33 people are confirmed dead and it's turned into the largest mass murder in Japan since WWII ended. I'd delete it if I could.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-07-19 06:57 ID:AwuEzxKt

why'd he do it?

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-07-19 14:31 ID:Xrs1ndzL

When the police were arresting him witnesses heard him shouting "plagiarism" (パクりやがって.)

There was a dubious post on 5ch about some train otaku coining the word "barisaku" to refer to something and then getting enraged that Hibike Euphonium used it as slang for a baritone saxophone. It is probably unrelated though because apparently that guy has a twitter account and has kept tweeting since the arson.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-08-05 00:10 ID:1RmjpEd5

it was me, sorry

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2019-11-28 22:10 ID:e9jesUIQ

Why the FUCK would you do that you goddamn psychopath?

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-22 02:18 ID:KL7L2yfH

We didn’t start the fire

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-22 15:29 ID:n/KEhfmh

It was always burnin'

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-23 22:30 ID:fp+GKvFj


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Any good historical anime? (6)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-04-11 18:14 ID:NtYROkms This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Mainly Japanese history.

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-04-12 20:18 ID:KVQPZJNz

If WW2 is your thing, you might like "The Cockpit". It is on YouTube here:

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4 Name: 777 : 2016-05-18 00:35 ID:W9JSsanW


5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-03-15 09:52 ID:FGWARe8U

The History Behind Kantai Collection

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-22 02:19 ID:BMXdkixD

Girls und Panzer

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Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (16)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-12-25 11:17 ID:uLAiJGqS This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

So a new Haruhi light novel recently came out and i hope this means that sometime in the future we get season 3. ITT post/discuss anything Haruhi related.

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-03-29 04:33 ID:8SqBIinJ


How do you know?

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-08 01:34 ID:N5zEq/hG

Kyon-kun, denwa!

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-16 11:45 ID:JhQks+OS


Oh god no not the endless eight.

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-16 12:33 ID:KfxG8qK0

What about it?

11 Name: japanese : 2021-04-18 16:38 ID:BcOQL+mZ

hi i'm japanese.but just a little bit english.
Hruhi season 3 will never happen....maybe.

Because the author stopped writing and the director of anime is dead....

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-19 02:37 ID:nGblNzCR

do you have a small penis?

13 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-22 10:09 ID:XYqh9SS7


Where is your source?

14 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-22 10:10 ID:XYqh9SS7


All Asians have small dicks Japan is getting cucked by westerners fucking their women lol.

15 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-28 08:10 ID:7aeWodOX


Its shit.

16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-28 14:18 ID:KfxG8qK0

You didn't get it.

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Why is English Dub so annoying? (28)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-11-14 17:24 ID:OSYlhpG3 This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

So I rewatched the first episode of Azumanga Daioh english dub for a personal project the other day, and I can't believe my younger self stood this! The voices were annoying and nasal, and the characters used all sorts of weird expressions that didn't sound at all like natural speech. It did have a cheesy sort of charm to it though. But you know that saying, that "once you go black you never go back"? Well, somebody should make a rhyming saying to the same effect about watching subbed.

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-10-08 19:41 ID:MVM40G/o

dubs are heinously anus

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-11-16 12:45 ID:EJH+Qbu+

You know what would be good is if the fan dub had them all speak broken Engrish with thick accents. They could even run the speech through a translation program first to make it extra funny.
Check out the Google translate of DargonBallZ

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-12-26 22:33 ID:9V+G0JBT

It's not fake though, Miyazaki has actually said that the problem with anime is otaku. Since otaku are only creating anime from seeing other anime rather than viewing real people, anime is constantly flanderizing itself, becoming more and more a tropey caricature that is completely divorced from how real people act.

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-12-28 00:51 ID:MVM40G/o

check my dubs

23 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-12-31 00:06 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans

24 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-15 02:47 ID:aacW5XES

English dubs suck cos USAian actors don't act.

25 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-16 11:43 ID:ZEfJOWCs

Some English dubs are actually good though like the English dub of Death Note.

26 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-23 19:58 ID:MmeEjvSJ

Scrappy-Doo fucked your mom

27 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-24 17:05 ID:pajbKJKP

Because its english, American voice actors for Anime generally sucks.

28 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-27 16:34 ID:IijSgMLh

One of the crappiest dubs I've ever witnessed was Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan's dub. Kare Kano's dub was weird, because they had to show the VAs in live action. Some dubs can be so bad that they're funny, like 4Kids Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon. I'm glad we have the Internet now so we ca just download fansubs.

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