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Author Topic: I like anime, do you like anime?  (Read 2091429 times)

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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31815 on: April 18, 2019, 08:43:14 pm »

And maybe a second season that is very different and bad?
I haven't started watching the adaptation, and I understand that they animation is worse, but ONE's writing continuously gets better, and the second season should have more of a story to it as well, it focuses on the best villain of the series by far, and it also gets more into the other S class heroes, which is where the series really shines I think.
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« Reply #31816 on: April 18, 2019, 09:01:53 pm »

Then I watched the first two episodes of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and it's... very unlike what I expected, but I think I'm about to have a good time.
Not sure how much of the wackiness is intentional, heh...  But I know things have barely gotten weird yet.  Just trying to murder a guy with a unique mask to avoid incriminating evidence, why not

I just started this recently as well, and finished the second arc this morning.
Jojo is less bizarre and more epic than I was expecting. I mean, from the title I was expecting 'Is this a Zombie?' levels of weirdness. Instead Jojo ended up being closer to Dragonball before all the aliens and transformations, which is much more tolerable. And beyond the weirdness there are constant twists and creative use of resources, and changing cast to keep things fresh. Also I like the music. But then I rarely find an anime with music I dislike.
Definitely wish I had given Jojo a chance sooner.
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« Reply #31817 on: April 18, 2019, 09:39:35 pm »

All of this trivia is fun. I knew ridiculous breast bouncing in anime is called "gainaxing" but I didn't know they literally made hentai, I just figured it was regular pervy anime stuff.

Well the term "literal hentai" would be confusing here, since it's not really well defined (and has no actual relevant meaning in Japanese). What is "literal" hentai here and where are we drawing the line between that and ecchi? Pretty much everything Gainax ever did is less ecchi that some of the current TV shows such as Highschool DxD, so no, they never made literal hentai.

EDIT: if we want an example of what are clearly literal hentai people who went legit, the example is clearly Hoods Entertainment, who make Seikon no Qwaser and similar animes. They were super-obviously a studio set up to give hentai artists a job in the legitimate TV anime world, and would pick up licenses too squicky for anyone else to touch (usually involving magical breasts, and/or bodily fluids as a plot device).

Then Hoods did Mysterious Girlfriend X (which is squicky but more mainsteam), got a hit series out of it, and after that they do more mainstream shows. To give you an idea how mainstream they now are, I'm watching 3D Kanojo Real Girl, a light hearted romcom shoujo anime with almost no fanservice, and just discovered (while looking up Hoods for this post) it's actually made by Hoods, the same goddamn people who made Seikon no Qwaser, one of the most perverted TV anime of all time.
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Re: I like anime, do you like anime?
« Reply #31818 on: April 18, 2019, 10:43:08 pm »

Also I like the music. But then I rarely find an anime with music I dislike.
Definitely wish I had given Jojo a chance sooner.
Hearing the end credits outside of memes made me giggle.  I guess I'm a sucker.
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« Reply #31819 on: April 18, 2019, 10:52:18 pm »

I forget if the anime has the porn monkey (orangutan or something, think it was on a ship?), but it has the cyborg nazi, right? I've only read the manga so I can't really say how the bizarre progression goes. It definitely gets weirder as it goes along, though, and the general premise is fairly absurd regardless. Good stuff, really. Reason it's spoken of so readily when folks as asking for intro-to-anime suggestions.
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« Reply #31820 on: April 19, 2019, 12:08:41 am »

I forget if the anime has the porn monkey (orangutan or something, think it was on a ship?), but it has the cyborg nazi, right?

Oh, it absolutely has both. It's surprising how faithful the anime actually is, if memory serves. The only changes in the anime that I can remember are stuff that's actually ADDED to the anime. For as much as I love Araki's writing, he did leave a couple of loose ends as well as some stuff that's rather loosely explained.

The anime, especially Diamond is Unbreakable, helps gives closure to stuff in the manga that otherwise just isn't there.
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« Reply #31821 on: April 19, 2019, 05:11:35 am »

Then Hoods did Mysterious Girlfriend X (which is squicky but more mainsteam)

Unless the anime is dramatically different to the manga, I should note that Mysterious Girlfriend X has one really frickin' weird major element, but it's not... exactly sexual? And aside from that, I don't think they actually even kiss in the manga.

...the spit thing is undeniably really strange though.
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« Reply #31822 on: April 19, 2019, 06:20:15 am »

I'unno, it's been awhile since I read it but I remember that one being decently lewd. Might have been, like... cryptolewd or something, but the element was there. Not terribly porny, just sorta' low-key lascivious.
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« Reply #31823 on: April 19, 2019, 02:46:33 pm »

I mean, if 774 can move from being one of the most famous loli porn authors of all time to being "legit" with Nagatoro, I don't see why a studio could move from doing hentai animation to "legit" shows with real budgets.

Frankly, I'm more disappointed it doesn't go the other direction more often. Imagine what a studio like Gainax or Kyoani would put in a proper porno hentai flick. :V
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« Reply #31824 on: April 20, 2019, 01:31:16 am »

Then Hoods did Mysterious Girlfriend X (which is squicky but more mainsteam)

Unless the anime is dramatically different to the manga, I should note that Mysterious Girlfriend X has one really frickin' weird major element, but it's not... exactly sexual? And aside from that, I don't think they actually even kiss in the manga.

...the spit thing is undeniably really strange though.

Watching people slurp saliva off each other's fingers with the slurpy sound effects is plenty suggestive. The main reason Hoods ended up with it rather than antother studio is probably the gag-reflex inducing nature of the work rather than the sex angle. If you've noticed, anime, even ones with a fair amount of fanservice, don't generally tend to use bodily-fluid humor anywhere near as much as Western cartoons do: fart, poo, pee and vomit jokes are much more prevalent in western cartoons. There are unspoken taboos on both sides, but they differ.
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« Reply #31825 on: April 20, 2019, 04:12:21 am »

Ah, yeah, they probably played that up more in the anime, and it's probably more obnoxious when there's actual sound.
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« Reply #31826 on: April 20, 2019, 06:16:59 am »

Gainax is what happens when a studio that mostly makes porn goes legit, honestly. Imagine what the next Marvel movie would be like if it was produced by Brazzers and be impressed that Gainax wasn't worse in the early days.
Also, porn isn't illegal; porn companies are already legit.
I don't think that's the meaning of legit he meant. I think he more meant a 'small-town actor becoming a big movie star' "going legit", then a 'decriminalizing our works' "going legit".
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I don't think that's the meaning of legit he meant. I think he more meant a 'small-town actor becoming a big movie star' "going legit", then a 'decriminalizing our works' "going legit".
The point stands though, porn companies are seen as seedy or gross.  Though eh, I guess that's particularly an American thing.
Because American porn companies tend to be seedy and gross, what with the periodic revelations that people are getting raped when the cameras are off.

I'm not sure why anyone is shocked that a country with such a twisted approach to sexual ethics in other regards is any better when it comes to the porn industry.
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« Reply #31827 on: April 20, 2019, 05:04:07 pm »

Because American porn companies tend to be seedy and gross, what with the periodic revelations that people are getting raped when the cameras are off.

I'm not sure why anyone is shocked that a country with such a twisted approach to sexual ethics in other regards is any better when it comes to the porn industry.
The live action porn industry in east asia is way seedier than in the west, though.
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« Reply #31828 on: April 20, 2019, 07:27:52 pm »

I'm watching Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai from last season: "Love is War". It's about two student council members at an elite school who are in love with each other, but they're too arrogant to admit it to each other so they're constantly scheming to get each other to confess. But the series takes it to 11 as a sort of Death Note style battle-of-the-intellects with convoluted schemes and internal monologues similar to Light vs L.

As an example, here's the bit I'm up to from the episode I'm watching right now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtUKvkysUMs
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« Reply #31829 on: April 20, 2019, 07:44:06 pm »

Yeah I just finished that show, really stellar all around. Unlike most anime "comedies" that rely on stupid gags and canned "humor", Kaguya-sama is actually original and funny. It also helps that the show just randomly aims to impress with STELLAR animation in short spurts, such as the ending to episode 3, which is so silky smooth and high quality you'd think the entire animation budget got put into that one sequence.
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