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: I time-traveled ! (11) 2: Onimai saved the anime industry! (5) 3: Any japanese mmo? (6) 4: Modern anime is so fucking ugly (13) 5: What you finished watching/reading? (12) 6: What's your favorite Manga? (14) 7: Alternatives to DoujinDB (4) 8: ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (655) 9: Why is anime so pedophilia now? (43) 10: Urusei Yatsura All-Stars (3) 11: Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (38) 12: Berserk (9) 13: I can't watch anime anymore. (33) 14: [Chat] What are you watching and how do you like it? (11) 15: Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (187) 16: Madoka thread: Deny the obvious, uphold the inane (36) 17: PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT SEASON 2 (6) 18: What anime are you currently watching? (51) 19: Backlog thread (5) 20: What studio is awesome/sucks and why? (12) 21: alice in wonderland (2) 22: cloy (2) 23: Sword Art Online, the .Hack ripoff that does not suck! Maybe? (21) 24: Asuperu Kanojo (4) 25: [SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (23) 26: Death Note live action movies (1) 27: NHK ni yōkoso. (13) 28: Mob Psycho 100 is a really interesting anime. (15) 29: Any good historical anime? (8) 30: Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (25) 31: Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (99) 32: Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (11) 33: Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52) 34: Toradora (4) 35: Why is English Dub so annoying? (28) 36: Which was the last manga/anime have you to watch? (4) 37: Zero no Tsukaima is the best isekai anime (9) 38: Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin (19) 39: TOO MUCH MANGA! (14) 40: Jojo anime (10)

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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Any japanese mmo? (6)

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

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Modern anime is so fucking ugly (13)

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.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-07 07:05 ID:MbJ0ZtDf

I hate that there is so little variety in art style and everything looks bland and samey outside of a few set piece scenes and the fucking intro.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-07 09:40 ID:4utJnDoi

I'd like to see an anime given the budget to full on do a masterpiece in the artstyle of Satoshi Urushihara's work.

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-01-07 19:11 ID:fJP+fXE0

True, true.
It's been a problem since forever, but it's even worse now because the the style chosen to be the Universal Default is that very cheap-looking and oversaturated barf that disposable isekai and other generic seasonals have relied on since 2014.

You see it most clearly in old franchises that got unwarranted sequels like Cardcaptor Sakura and Higurashi. Comparing the old stuff to the newest cashgrab is soulcrushing. It always looks like a parody of the old anime, like they took key character features and redrawn them on a generic Anime Girl from 2020. In effect the characters have all been pushed through a very cheap art shredder.

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.

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What you finished watching/reading? (12)

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.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-03-14 07:57 ID:Heaven

I felt awkward posting about anime I finished years ago in "what are you watching right now".

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-03-14 09:13 ID:6cPPqE64

missing a "have"

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-03-21 06:27 ID:T+XZ5DXh

This man's missing "have" has crippled this thread. It is doomed. All is lost.

6 Name: Quutas : 2022-12-06 16:21 ID:o16Cu+KS

"Calculus made easy"

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-08 03:09 ID:q6Q6TXyF

Mein Compf by noboshita masahiro

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-14 16:38 ID:DVeZSWBQ

Capital by Karl Marx

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.

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What's your favorite Manga? (14)

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

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

5 Name: Anonymous!!OUi3RqFS : 2022-09-26 00:43 ID:2QugOFi8

>>4 ooh, yeah that's a good choice. I'm still pissed about the adaptation, though.

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-09-26 11:09 ID:VVaepdJB

yagate kimi ni naru and SSR are wonderful and you have good tastes.

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

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Alternatives to DoujinDB (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-03 03:44 ID:vQ8TUb0f

Since https://www.doujinshi.org/ still seems to be dead with no signs of returning, are there any alternatives that cover old stuff and doujin CG?

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-05 09:53 ID:Heaven

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-06 01:11 ID:vQ8TUb0f

That's just a garbage panda scraper, not a doujin database.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-06 22:53 ID:I/8xI2Wh


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ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (655)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-03-06 07:15 ID:q3Vd1Sli This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

For example, assuming >>0's favorite was Looney Tunes: That's not an anime, dumbshit. However, it is crippled by lack of a central plot, nonexistant character development, and inability to focus on a single set of characters.

My fave: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

No protracted arguments in this thread please, just keep it going.

646 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-12-30 17:59 ID:VIIzY1kv

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

647 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-09 08:06 ID:aoNoYH/l


>Ruin Explorers Fam and Ihrlie

You spelt SLAYERS wrong.

>best girl Erika.

Erika is the worst girl in any series;


648 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-15 02:45 ID:yQidjgXQ

Uzaki time.

649 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-04-26 22:31 ID:LCYg0aOc

Generic anime about a girl with big boobs
Martian Successor Nadesico

650 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-31 06:38 ID:dfCECo9L

A vast number of late '90s hentai artists wasted their prime years ritualistically drawing Ruri Hoshino's homely physique, again and again, when they could have been wielding their masterful talents upon much hotter anime babes like Misato Katsuragi. The vintage porno losses that humankind suffered on account of Martian Successor Nadesico's existence are nigh incalculable.

Cutey Honey Flash

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652 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-17 19:46 ID:JR0FnBKI

Too many women with weird hair

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

653 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-18 00:44 ID:kSD7B0KH

Had potential with two hot girls, but animation was only good for like 2 scenes and the fanart was easier to cum to

Sword Art Online

654 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-18 10:50 ID:x8PxseRm

I didn't watch this, but I did read five of the Light Novels on a recommendation from a friend, with the assurance that it "gets good". It did not. Rather, it got very cringey and felt rather like I was reading self-insert fanfiction. Like Nasu's H-Scenes but without such a colourful vocabulary.

Patema Inverted

655 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-12-01 01:01 ID:ERCBkCEK

All of the creative energy that went into this seemed to have been burnt in coming up with the initial concept and everything else is as bland and pedestrian as it gets.

New Dominion Tank Police

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Why is anime so pedophilia now? (43)

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..

34 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-30 13:45 ID:W6Vesh/o

because only white people are not pedophiles, that's why

35 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-09-07 14:21 ID:aFgpUXAI

I wish there were more cute kindergarteners in my anime.

36 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-24 05:00 ID:EtZpGC2J

It's not pedophilia is just apart of Japanese culture it has been since the late 70s.

37 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-30 07:52 ID:TkpUMpeP

japanese age slowly. we had a jap working at our office, she was like 24 but looked 14. so if a girl is 18 she'll probably look like a 12 year ol. they all look younger than they are. thats wht pedophilia is accepted in japan because no one can tell anyone's age.

38 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-03 02:14 ID:EtZpGC2J


In Japan under 25 is considered attractive and over 25 is considered too old.

39 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-15 14:43 ID:ki8CjYhU

Even so, there's plenty of lolicon where it's specifically stated that they are elementary/middle school students. CP was also legal back then.

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.

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Urusei Yatsura All-Stars (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-13 19:57 ID:JvI25xDo

So, the first episode of the new UY just came out, and I think it's pretty good so far. What do you guys think?

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-10-24 05:00 ID:GVE+Y5aR

It's pretty good so far. I haven't managed to see it all yet. To busy.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-24 18:10 ID:t674su17

I'm liking it so far. It's very upbeat and colourful and the animation is better than I was expecting from a modern production, with no goofs or shitty CG.

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