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: Why does all anime look the same now? (8) 2: Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (53) 3: Second life in japan (1) 4: Light Novels (4) 5: what is the best adaptation of Densha Otoko? (3) 6: japanese software for mac (5) 7: old japanese software (8) 8: What's your favorite Manga? (21) 9: What you finished watching/reading? (20) 10: Any japanese mmo? (8) 11: Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (26) 12: Why is anime so pedophilia now? (49) 13: [Chat] What are you watching and how do you like it? (13) 14: programs that have only come out in Japan put them here (8) 15: Modern anime is so fucking ugly (16) 16: I time-traveled ! (11) 17: Onimai saved the anime industry! (5) 18: Alternatives to DoujinDB (4) 19: ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (655) 20: Urusei Yatsura All-Stars (3) 21: Berserk (9) 22: I can't watch anime anymore. (33) 23: Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (187) 24: Madoka thread: Deny the obvious, uphold the inane (36) 25: PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT SEASON 2 (6) 26: What anime are you currently watching? (51) 27: Backlog thread (5) 28: What studio is awesome/sucks and why? (12) 29: alice in wonderland (2) 30: cloy (2) 31: Sword Art Online, the .Hack ripoff that does not suck! Maybe? (21) 32: Asuperu Kanojo (4) 33: [SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (23) 34: Death Note live action movies (1) 35: NHK ni yōkoso. (13) 36: Mob Psycho 100 is a really interesting anime. (15) 37: Any good historical anime? (8) 38: Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (99) 39: Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (11) 40: Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52)

Why does all anime look the same now? (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-14 03:35 ID:/D8TWjDD

Why does all anime look the same now? What happened? They all look so similar to one another these days. It's incredibly dull and boring. They all use the same color palate, the same art style, thin lines, all the characters look identical, the shading and tone is the same and then there's all the choppiness and framerate issues which lead to general ugliness. It's like they sink the entire budget into visual set pieces.

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-14 07:26 ID:uASrDF82

It probably costs less to stick to one style.
Most of the more generic anime from the mid 2000s looks pretty much all the same too. I think that style looks better, but I guess I am just becoming an old fart stuck in the past. Or it really just does take more time and effort to do it with the old techniques that made the style of the time. Stuff like Kanon, Air, Clannad, I really think that is the style to go with. It even looks decent on 360p. I still like new shows though, there's usually something I like in every season.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-14 13:27 ID:9pXx1kA1

The framerate issues probably have to do with studios outsourcing work to the Philippines, China or South Korea. When you have animators spread out over multiple countries speaking different langauges choppinness and general ugliness is the result. It's a double edged sword really. The Philippine animators get to build expereience, but being used as cheap labor keeps them from producing their own high grade product. Anime also has to have a high turn over rate and they pump that shit out and whoever has to make it, Japanese or not, end up overworked and then their work sucks because they can't stop their hands from shaking.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-12-09 04:26 ID:xU/AJ1Hj

To appeal to Americans anime has to look a certain way. So studios pump out the same “anime style” artwork which leads to less artistic diversity. More Americans consume anime than actual Japanese people so now they are the target audience. So its become an Asian minstrel show where people play into the stereotypes others have about them just to make money.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-21 19:10 ID:HlzvINj/

Hand drawn is dead. Everything is made by computers using engines and graphical tools that recycle the same components. Everything today is painfully stock.

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-23 13:00 ID:/6BwCGrN

I wonder how long those cheap labor sources have before Japanese studios just start using AI instead. Then everything will look the same and extra ugly.

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-20 01:36 ID:9pXx1kA1

They'll probably always use them. If AI will get rid of anyone it will be the Japanese animators. You'll have a handful of Japanese involved in the process, AI will do the heavy lifting, and they'll outsource the remaining human element to the cheap labor in foreign countries. The Japanese are adopting the Hollywood model of corporate exec dictated art and building huge endless content franchises. Give it decade and it will look exactly like Hollywood.

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Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (53)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-04-30 01:45 ID:UJM9js5O This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

I watched the first ten episodes, and it seems to be just a monster-of-the-day show with lots of fanservice. Am I missing something?

44 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-09-03 02:20 ID:l3L8HDp0

Imagine thinking that "It's okay to let go and move on" is hating your fanbase. Even the manga's ending was literally Shinji giving everyone the chance to just move on. Hell; Anno even threw the waifu fans a bone with Kensuke/Asuka.

45 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-09-24 07:34 ID:Jum4p33x

Rebuild is great, don't listen to those nerds.

46 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-29 01:22 ID:MczHfjgu

evangeleon is bullshit, gundam is better

47 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-29 22:47 ID:JrIKIjJD

gundam is bullshit, nadesico is better

48 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-30 21:19 ID:MczHfjgu

49 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-07 03:28 ID:jiJgOUD0

Nadesico is bullshit. Dominion Tank Police is better.

50 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-17 17:52 ID:AIMpLVlZ

Dominion Tank Police is good. Getter Robo is better

51 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-19 00:23 ID:0fvlJRrg

They are both bullshit. Space Battleship Yamato is better.

52 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-19 08:22 ID:JIBNj7a2

Nadesico isn't better than some of the better Gundam series but it sure is a lot better than Evangeshition.

53 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-03-01 17:11 ID:IM8Sy7xp

Please all of you are wrong! LOTGH is anime's Evangellion. I wish Gundam died and it lived!

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Second life in japan (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-30 22:31 ID:zi8XxqiG

i see a lot of place in second life about 2ch like this place

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Light Novels (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-14 21:40 ID:K3ceWuud

I've never read a light novel before, but I've become interested in reading one. Have you ever read a light novel? Did you enjoy? What's your favorite?

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-16 00:06 ID:TiXUq3aW

Haruhi is the only one I've ever read. It was good. That is all.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-23 13:02 ID:5C+0ewZH

Haurhi, Konosuba, and Spice & Wolf are probably the series I'd recommend to someone new to LNs. But I'm also a weirdo that likes shit like Boogiepop and that one LN series with the vampire astronaut so I have no idea what its like to have good taste.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-23 16:27 ID:YaxeK3RF

In my early teens I did not understand it so much or did not want to understand it, but as I got older I realized I had lived all of it and how truly pathetic I was. I appreciate this novel a lot now. I think anyone who ends up here will find it relatable, either the present or from a past self.

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what is the best adaptation of Densha Otoko? (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-12-11 21:03 ID:JrxhVDW1

there's like 20 of them

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-12-13 01:35 ID:noCcmNCD

i only see one

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-06 02:57 ID:7pa6lunj

The acting in the home drama sucks balls

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japanese software for mac (5)

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


5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-12-23 03:11 ID:tZ9DUWyE


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old japanese software (8)

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

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

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-06-04 23:02 ID:k9Yg1wdj

archive.org, vector, japanese personal sites etc

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-10-23 01:52 ID:Q2OH9wHD

w3m web browser

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-04 16:56 ID:jsKQaPjl

Postpet's email client has a cute menu with a pet that you can take care of. This site (https://kokoscript.com/2022/007.html) explains how to download and configure it.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-14 03:27 ID:Zcm82t7V

Does w3m even work on Windows? I thought it was UNIX and Linux only.

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-16 03:25 ID:6ahqpXi1

yes with cygwin

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-11-18 00:23 ID:ZdwpDH54

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of NEC's unix OS for the PC-98?

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-12-09 16:43 ID:WCJujorj


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What's your favorite Manga? (21)

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

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

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.

17 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-06-12 00:49 ID:eIFz6Knh

Melancholia by Dowman Sayman
it's an anthology like his other work, Nickelodeon (which is also really good but maybe should be read before) and they connect to eachother, along with his other work Voynich Hotel
Unlike nickelodeon however, all the short stories connect at the end which is a trope I like

His manga are always weird, surreal, and occasionally disturbing which i really like. For the same reason I'm also a big fan of:

  • Abnormal Joshi Kei, a manga about a harem of girls who are all crazy psychos(sadly cancelled)
  • Rojica To Rakkasei, which is a very cute manga about a girl who's the only human and her rat creature friend
  • Arai-san Mansion, which is a fan webcomic of Kemono friends that's a horror series set in a hotel with infinite rooms, I don't even like Kemono friends but it's quite good

18 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-06-18 00:28 ID:roO8Y0ON

I really like Battle Angel. Love that scrap heap 3rd world aesthetic. But Ranma 1/2 has to be my favourite manga.

Lain is popular with teens? Since when? Also, it’s not a manga.

19 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-07-09 03:40 ID:iD4QNHV+

some stuff that hasn't been listed

Blade of the Immortal
Halcyon Lunch
Helter Skelter
Mato Seihei no Slave
Molester Man
Ousama Ranking

shit guess this too

yancha gal no anjou san

20 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-07-14 09:21 ID:tIp2I1NT

>>17 I haven't read any of Dowman Sayman's stuff in like 10 years... must see what I've missed. Thanks for dropping their name here

21 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-08-29 11:58 ID:YwBxl26n

I'm surprised nobody's mention made in abyss

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What you finished watching/reading? (20)

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.

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.

19 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-06-18 00:31 ID:FIf+qi3B

Tell me more about this Masturbation Master Kurosawa. Where can I find him? Doth he live as a hermit in the mountains of Kagoshima or lie deep in the fiery pits of Unzen?

20 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-08-06 14:25 ID:bkLHHoP4

"When I Returned to My Hometown, My Childhood Friend was Broken" is good; sweet even. tl;dr, guy comes back home after being away for work and discovers that his outgoing tomboy childhood friend is now a paranoid NEET who looks like a gyaru whore. He tries to rebuild their friendship and she's constantly paranoid and ashamed because of what happened to make her this way.

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Any japanese mmo? (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-10 13:26 ID:KOJMHSmy

I want to play a japanese mmo that is neither final fantasy nor phantasy star online

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-12 22:39 ID:B7CPRN8M

afaik there are literally only 2 non-dead games that fit that description: onigiri (old) and uncharted waters online (paleolithic)

blue protocol might come out at some point if you can wait for it

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-28 15:59 ID:KOJMHSmy


4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-29 00:17 ID:Heaven

don't they all play gacha shit nowadays?

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-10 18:38 ID:tff0aUjN

mabonigi is apparently still played, but I don't know if actual japs play it anymore

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-13 19:41 ID:1jqLwDns

it's also korean

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-07-13 02:23 ID:1jqLwDns

i'll answer in this thread since you're not going to get a different answer in your new thread, and your imageboard spam in the link field is not DQN QUALITY

my answer: read >>2 again
blue protocol is out now, but you will get banned if you do not live in the glorious country of japan (and you probably can't read it anyway)
gaijin scum must wait until 2024 or later to play

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