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: Light Novels (12) 2: What's your favorite Manga? (24) 3: What you finished watching/reading? (25) 4: Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (54) 5: what is the best adaptation of Densha Otoko? (4) 6: Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (101) 7: Why does all anime look the same now? (8) 8: Second life in japan (1) 9: japanese software for mac (5) 10: old japanese software (8) 11: Any japanese mmo? (8) 12: Haruhi Suzumiya Thread (26) 13: Why is anime so pedophilia now? (50) 14: [Chat] What are you watching and how do you like it? (13) 15: programs that have only come out in Japan put them here (8) 16: Modern anime is so fucking ugly (16) 17: I time-traveled ! (11) 18: Onimai saved the anime industry! (5) 19: Alternatives to DoujinDB (4) 20: ITT we tell the poster above us why their favorite anime sucks (655) 21: Urusei Yatsura All-Stars (3) 22: Berserk (9) 23: I can't watch anime anymore. (33) 24: Avatar the last airbender: Anime or not? (187) 25: Madoka thread: Deny the obvious, uphold the inane (36) 26: PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT SEASON 2 (6) 27: What anime are you currently watching? (51) 28: Backlog thread (5) 29: What studio is awesome/sucks and why? (12) 30: alice in wonderland (2) 31: cloy (2) 32: Sword Art Online, the .Hack ripoff that does not suck! Maybe? (21) 33: Asuperu Kanojo (4) 34: [SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (23) 35: Death Note live action movies (1) 36: NHK ni yōkoso. (13) 37: Mob Psycho 100 is a really interesting anime. (15) 38: Any good historical anime? (8) 39: Which one of you retards burned down Kyoto Animation's office? (11) 40: Yotsuba to! the Animation, who's with me?? (52)

Light Novels (12)

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?

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.

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-03-20 11:16 ID:23brhLyv

mushoku tensei, the anime's ending got me interested in the rest of the story and it only recently released the final volume in english.
i don't have much experience with LNs either, but that one is really simple and easy to read.

6 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-20 12:22 ID:YWIlDFLu

I thought I already posted in this thread, weird.
Kyoukai senjou no horizon is a really good series. The anime adaptation is well known for being hard to follow, but the LN is much more readable because you can hear character's internal monologues describing what they're doing and why. Although it's classed as a light novel, the novels are hardly "light", they're massive. It's very good though.

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-22 16:29 ID:wmzeLijm

Boogiepop Series is really fun if you read it while listening to the songs that are referenced in the book

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-01 01:22 ID:o3LXaLe4

boogiepop? sounds like a song

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-02 12:03 ID:moFSKva9

Seconding Welcome to the NHK. If you're the sort of person who's browsed textboards a lot, it almost certainly hits home on a number of topics relating to old school "otaku" culture, depression, and addiction.

The worst LNs I ever read were Sword Art Online 1-3, when assured by my friend that the anime (which I had not, and still haven't watched) was garbage and the LNs were actually good. This was not the case - I will never get back the time spent on those novels.
My overall vibe was "reminiscent of [type-moon's] Nasu's work, but a lot worse", though I get that the series started as a fanfictiony web novel. Maybe this is par for the course for many LNs though and I'm being too harsh. I read the Haruhi LNs back in the day for validation about my pet theories on Kyon's abilities but they never came. It was good I guess - it's been too long to really think about it objectively. Perhaps a re-read is in order!

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-03 19:47 ID:DA0mudp/

Welcome to the NHK isn't an LN!! It's just a novel.

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-07 16:55 ID:Heaven

that makes sense tbh

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-25 15:25 ID:ldpBj/lf

uh... what is the difference? Aren't light novels just regular novels but with animu stuff? (´・ω・`)

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What's your favorite Manga? (24)

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

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

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

22 Name: Tourist : 2024-03-11 15:55 ID:JrebMBUb

Girls' Last Tour.

23 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-24 12:30 ID:ki40Jhjp

Franken Fran
Sousou no Frieren

24 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-25 15:16 ID:947GsASt


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What you finished watching/reading? (25)

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.

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.

21 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-08 07:15 ID:WF+SElSE

Currently watching Minky Momo and The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess.

22 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-08 10:11 ID:wsGsXuJt

This was not so great, the man has no defining features, he could very well be replaced by a bag of rice and it would be the same story

23 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-14 12:35 ID:Psv9k1I1

I was watching hand maid may. It had me thinking about how much anime and otaku culture has changed since then. For example, the association between otaku and hobby electronics has vanished.

24 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-19 22:08 ID:ucja7QTl

Iketeru Futari. It was ok but the ending was abrupt and right when things were getting interesting.

25 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-23 17:21 ID:oi+Ak1WZ

Sousou no Frieren. Am now enjoying severe depression.

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Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (54)

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?

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!

54 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-05-23 17:20 ID:XCG1EBhq

Patlabor or death.

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what is the best adaptation of Densha Otoko? (4)

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

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-30 02:09 ID:4YutknwJ

Definently the Densha Otoko Deluxe. The guy in the Densha Otoko one looks weird

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Anime/Manga That You Are Too Ashamed To Admit You Like (101)

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.

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


95 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-22 02:18 ID:iWwZfSXI

What type of anime do people watch at anime clubs? I always assumed it would just be battle shonen.

96 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-22 05:18 ID:fG8aNuLI

I wouldn't say ashamed because I have chad thundercock self-assurance and I don't feel bad for my taste, but man oh man I fucking loved Mysterious Girlfriend X. It was honestly really charming and cute as fuck. Though, yeah, the ending was a letdown.


97 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-27 00:53 ID:oGJPIcxy

>implying I can read

98 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-07-15 09:08 ID:Heaven

Mysterious Girlfriend X was interesting. It had really really detailed art at first, but got to really really good eroticism closer to the end instead.

99 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-09-05 20:14 ID:Heaven


100 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-08 08:05 ID:4KL/5SDA

Watched this thanks to this poster.
Really great watch, I am glad to have found good anime.

For me, it would be Kanon(2006), which I have watched once a year for the past 16 years. Also Koi Kaze, which I mentioned to a classmate in high school, she looked at me with utter disgust for the rest of the year.

101 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-04-08 22:00 ID:BBGfWu+H

I'm not ashamed of any anime, but I'm smart enough to avoid mentioning some to most people. It's hard to say you watched a very sexual mahou shoujo. People might react hostile...

I've also seen Kanon many times, but not as much as you. Seen the 2002 version and the 2006 version several times each.

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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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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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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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