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Does anyone know what anime this comes from?
It's been several years since I saw it but I'm fairly certain that it is from Blood+
>>855 Thank you, good sir
It's from the OVA series Hellsing Ultimate. 10 episodes all about 45 mins or an hour each. Worth the watch.
>Would anyone reccommend a series similar or better like Gunslinger Girl? I had my music on shuffle and came across the GG soundtrack. Havent heard it in years and it brought me back to this amazing anime. Id love if there was more or similar anime that I can get into (Second season was shit so I had a bad taste of feeling incomplete) I know there are a lot of "cute girls with guns" anime but Im talking about dramatic gun action with girls. Great story. Amazing music OST Anything?
Well I don't know any since it's not my cup of tea in anime , but I can give you this website where you could put your anime's name and on its page you have a tab "recomendation" with a brief summary of why it is recomended. So you could try over here myanimelist .net Sorry to not help you more than that but since this board is not often visited I figured that i would be better than letting some one come up with a reply 3 month too late. Hope you will find what you seek buddy.
>>845 Try Gunsmith cats or Black Lagoon. Black Lagoon in particular is very intense. Also, if you're looking for anime that is just very violent try Gantz, Shiki, or Elfen Lied.
The rest of Bikini Warriors have come out English dubbed! http://www.ryuanime.com/series-info/bikini-warriors/
What are you watching now? Me - Gintama 2015 & JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
>>815 That's a good interpretation. But if that's the case, what the hell is his point? That's perfectly in character. She doesn't hate "norms", she just hates other girls that get more attention than her, unattractive guys, and people who don't pay her attention.
dragon ball kai! its so cool
Recently, IMDb released their list of the top 250 TV series of all-time, based on user reviews. Now, this may or may not mean jack shit to you. IMBD has a notoriously skewed rating judgement and finds it difficult to stop accepting jew bribery. Nevertheless, 28 Japanese anime series were included in the list! 242. FLCL (2000-2001) 219. Detective Conan (1996-ongoing) 209: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007) 202. Trigun (1998) 177. Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012) 159. Mushi-Shi (2005-2006) 158. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002-2003) 138. Monster (2004-2005) 137. Rurouni Kenshin (1996-1998) 133. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996) 132. YuYu Hakusho (1992-1995) 120. Samurai Champloo (2004-2005) 105. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2004) 92. Berserk (1997-1998) 91. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006-2007) 90. Dragon Ball Kai (2009-2011; 2014-2015) 83. Steins;Gate (2011) 80. Dragon Ball [North American version] (2001-2003) 75. Dragon Ball [Japanese version] (1986-1989) 68. Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014) 65. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2008) 62. One Piece (1999-ongoing) 56. Attack on Titan (2013) 48. Dragon Ball Z [Japanese version] (1989-1996) 44. Dragon Ball Z [North American version] (1996-2003) 32. Death Note (2006-2007) 28. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010) And coming in highest–err, lowest–on the list is… okay, three, two, one, let’s jam: 24. Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999)
>The I Wanna Put My Dick In That Thread we post about things we wanna put our dicks in >osaka for me
>>733 >anime board >3D
>>733 go to /b/ if u want that icky 3d shit
>>736 tbh i'd fuck anything but her, even afro guy
>>730 killua. He is perfect.
This is a reminder that if you thought the Attack on Titan anime was good. You're a fucking fuckhead. Attack on Titan was fucking awful.
>Attack on Titan was fucking awful >1) Golden Rule: When discussing anything, use arguments to explain your position. Saying an opinion is right/wrong or that something is good/bad without justification is frowned upon. This rule exists to inspire a culture where users expect arguments from posters, to prevent viral marketeers/shills and also to prevent people from making accusations of them.
>>809 Oh, I didn't think it would matter because nobody posts here anyways. I don't think the story is bad, I picked up the manga because I wanted to know how it ended and its going in a direction that I could never have dreamed. But the problem with the anime was exposition. An average episode can be summed up like this. >An interesting plot point happens that puts people in danger. >Exposition ensues >jump to showing characters in danger because this exposition is not resolved >continue exposition >jump to showing characters in danger because this exposition is not resolved >continue exposition >jump to showing characters in danger because this exposition is not resolved >continue exposition >jump to showing characters in danger because this exposition is not resolved >finish exposition >event is resolved >cliffhanger The show is so bogged down in exposition that it moves at a snails pace. By the time they get around to the big reveals and the plot, you're just bored to tears because nothing has happened. my post was too long and I have to rewrite everything again, so continued in part 2
>>810 SPOILERS AHEAD There's a running theme throughout the anime. That if you don't fight, you can't win. This is clearly expressed multiple times throughout the anime and the manga. and by the time we get to hearing Mikasa's backstory during the defense of trost, we've already heard it before. But they then spend an entire episode giving a through backstory of why Mikasa is as she is and it all boils down to "Eren taught me that if you don't fight, you can't win." The whole story could have been relayed in 5 minutes as most of the elements within her backstory never come up again and only served the purpose of getting that one message across. And when it finally gets to the point that she has to fight "or else she can't win" they stretch it out into a scene that's too long and can't have any tension because we already know what is going to happen. Then, an episode or two later when everybody is getting ready to kill Eren because they know he can turn into a titan. The whole episode is then geared towards more exposition in which Armin comes to the exact same conclusion. They try to build tension by putting the three main characters in danger, but the tension is completely destroyed on the basis that we know they're not going to kill off the three main characters this early. And that they already pretended to kill off Eren three episodes prior.
>>811 And when they're not using exposition to tell us that if you can't fight you can't win. They're using it to spell out the plot twists that haven't yet happened, so by the time that they do they're unsurprising. All in all, I think attack on titan is a garbage anime because it moves so slowly that by the time anything happens, you're more excited that something has happened at all rather than being excited for whats going to happen next as you should be. In contrast, the manga is great because you can skim through all the exposition in 5 minutes as opposed to 18 without missing out on any plot. Great story, but terrible execution.
Autumn season 2015 http://myanimelist.net/anime/season/2015/fall I'm looking forward to a lot of these ^~^ What about you? Most will start in October, or from the last week of September What is your Anime of the Season (AOTS) or Anime of the Year (AOTY)? I predict the Project Itoh films will be phenomenal.
>>614 That has to be the most obscure anime posted on masterchan. Kudos. btw this is Carnage from the same Japan Animator Expo http://animatorexpo.com/carnage/
>Everything Becomes F - The Perfect Insider The most promising murder mystery anime of the upcoming season. Starting next Friday 10/9/2015. Synopsis: The story of the original novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. On a vacation held for the lab, he meets Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case. (Source: ANN)
For me, this fall/ autumn is basically a season of wildcards. Aside from The Perfect Insider, Monogatari and One Punch Man, most are shows I don’t anything about.
>>590 Harmony is now out on Kissanime
>>590 >>806 Harmony is the actualisation of Foucault's governmentality. Cancel node and edge.
First anime you watched? >3000 Leagues in Search of Mother / Marco This made me cry every single time. The amount he suffers through his journey surpasses Frodo Baggins'.
>>634 Same, but I asked for Yellow. Wish I hadn't. But Yu Yu Hakusho is what got me started. As far as regular cartoons go maybe Doug on ABC?
Sailor Moon. The English dub of it aired on YTV during the mid nineties when I was in elementary school. Also season one of Dragonball and Escaflowne. Oddly Ninja Scroll when Teletoon debuted and they could get away with airing that. Naruto for me was late highschool. Christ you fucking kids starting out on that caliber stuff, can't fathom it. Actually watched shitty sub's of vampire princess miyu off kazaa before Naruto.
>>784 I remember watching like one or two episodes on Kids WB (?) way back in the day. Also Cardcaptor Sakura and Pokemon but that was before I knew it was anime. I just thought it was another english cartoon. So technically late 90's but I started with YYH later on. Anime wasn't exactly known as such until the early 2000's anyways...
>>803 >Cardcaptor Sakura and Pokemon but that was before I knew it was anime. how do you differentiate between cartoon and anime? to me if it's made in Japan it's anime if it's from the West it's cartoon but this is wrong and i know it. I know some production differences, like for cartoon they record the characters voices before drawing and i know both have some different art styles but still I never can't genuinely tell what is what.
>>804 Well, considering "anime" is a Japanese word for "cartoon" (essentially) I just tag that to all Japanese animated shows.
trying to find the artist to this, any help?
>>709 reverse image search usually helps this problem.
>>709 So I know this post was made a year ago, but better late than never. Here's what I found. https://chan.sankakucomplex.com/?tags=hamu_no_jin
http://comicbook.com/2015/04/28/dragon-ball-getting-first-new-tv-anime-series-in-18-years/ New Dragon Ball series written by Toriyama himself is being made. I guess Toriyama has ran out of funds for his cocaine habit.
I want to talk about a serious topic here. And I welcome every opinion you may have. It is the Whitewashing of anime by the Western world. Japan has done their fair share of whitewashing their own anime work with the abundance of Western phenotype features: white faces, brown-blond hair, blue-green eyes, large sunken eyes...etc. But when the character is Japanese, is it right to choose a white person to play that character in live-action versions? I'm sure you know where I'm going with this - yes, its Scarlett Johansson as the lead in 'Ghost in the Shell' to play Motoko Kusanagi. By casting a white American actors/actress in lieu of the original ethnic actors/actresses, films whitewashes a character who is clearly meant to be non-white. This not only disrespects the original source but perpetuates Hollywood's racist habit of ignoring people of colour in order to promote white movie stars. Lets not forget last summer’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” which starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, which is based on the Japanese novel “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. For the film, the novel’s protagonist was changed from an Asian soldier named Keiji Kiriya to a white one named William Cage, played by Cruise. Or 2010' M. Night Shyamalan’s controversial “The Last Airbender." The anime-inspired series was known for its depiction of Asian and Inuit culture and characters, and the film sparked protest for casting white actors to play the Asian and indigenous protagonists. Similarly, other live-action anime adaptations such as “Dragonball Evolution”(2009) and “Speed Racer”(2008) feature non-Asian lead characters. Should Dreamworks Studio have opted for an Asian to play Kusanagi, Motoko?
>>675 >>689 These two posters are right. The real problem is how much they will "make it more friendly to the American audience" which means dumbing down plot and replacing key traits with "american" versions. It does not matter if actress is asian or not when the plot and/or her acting are much more important for the end product.
Well first off all while the Yamato people are what people stereotypically consider Japanese there are also the Ainu who are varying degrees of white. But more to the point anime draws it's artistic style from Walt Disney, which is why many anime characters look at least as much white as they do human.
no he didnt
Is those who hunt elves the best concept for anime possible? >average people transported to some medieval fantasy land >shattered fragments of the spell that transported attached themselves to random elfs >they must go around stripping elfs naked to inspect their bodies in hopes of finding all fragments so they can return home
Elfs are made for rape. If they aren't raped than they cant fulfill their lifes purpose.
>>687 >elf rape hhnnnnnnggg
>Why do autistic people really love manga? BBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30nfka8J8Y0
Well with Kizumonogatari Part 1 just aired this month (and the part 2 and 3 in this year normally) I decide to update my timeline Pic' and posting it here in case someone is interested by this serie Left is the book order Right is the chronological story order. You could of course talk about the serie in this thread. (sorry for the second thread, an error and occure on the first, I reported it. Please excuse me for the inconvenience )
>>750 UPDATE FEB 2016 Koyomimonogatari started to be aired. Short episode about Koyomi , hapen befor Tsukimonogatari but still a side story nothing big. But nothing is useless in monogatri right ?
Digital Manga Prepares Kickstarter To Crowdfund "Kodomo No Jikan" Manga Release Digital Manga has delivered on their suggestion that they might take on Kaworu Watashiya's controversial (Seven Seas almost did a release) Kodomo no Jikan with a new Kickstarter. The campaign aims to publish all 13 volumes and a single volume manga as omnibuses to the market. This series compiles the chapters previously released in Comic High's Action Comics magazine from 2005-2013 by Futabasha. The campaign has a launch goal of $157,000 to publish all 13 volumes as 5 omnibuses. The Kickstarter has now launched and will run for 40 days. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/05/27/digital-manga-prepares-kickstarter-to-crowdfund-kodomo-no-jikan-manga-release https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/kodomo-no-jikan-a-childs-time
>>820 Why is this cartoon blurred? It's not CP
>>821 prolly cuz ppl think it is spam it looks like spam
POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU LOVE ANIME! BECAUSE I LOVE ANIME!
>>785 you belong in the trash
Know what I love best about anime? I doesn't bother me a bit. Not my thing but neither are those lil cornuts everyone loves. And neither one ever hurt anybody. You all enjoy!
>>790 your post has no value whatsoever in this threat. >>774 >I want to smell Yuuko's hair.
Why isn't there a seasonal anime thread? So what are you watching this season? What shows are you enjoying, what shows were disappointing?
>>791 >Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? is it any good? do you recommend it?
>>794 >So what are you watching this season? Erased may not have come out THIS season but its what i was watching THIS season
>>796 actually, of all of them thats the only one I can't speak on. As soon as the universal logo showed on screen I shut it off. >>798 well fine, two can play word games. I said watching and you have clearly said "I just finished erased this morning" meaning that you aren't watching it, its simply something you've watched.
>>800 plz no go, I thought we were just having fun. Its so lonely here