1. Post #161
    mn_chaos's Avatar
    June 2011
    683 Posts
    I stick to manga. And rarely read it. Ruined in part by the internet.
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  2. Post #162
    coolsteve's Avatar
    January 2012
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    no
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  3. Post #163
    Dr. Evilcop's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,056 Posts
    I'm wondering, what exactly IS "kawaii~~~" anyway? And don't give me that whole "kawaii desu desu uguu ^_^" crap, that's excessive generalization, I want to know what it really is and how to identify it.
    Kawaii means "cute" in Japanese. How I used it, they're trying to act like the little cute chicks in anime, but end up being annoying as fuck.
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  4. Post #164
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
    18,053 Posts
    Umm, that's fanart.

    And Mari doesn't really count because she is from the Rebuild movies.
    It looks exactly like that in the series
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  5. Post #165
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,298 Posts
    It looks exactly like that in the series

    yep, i sure can't spot the difference
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  6. Post #166
    OFWGKTA
    jbthekid's Avatar
    July 2011
    9,689 Posts
    I don't necessarily "dislike" anime. I just don't see what all the hype is about.
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  7. Post #167
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    J Paul's Avatar
    October 2007
    2,882 Posts
    It looks exactly like that in the series
    It does not. There are slight similarities, kind of like how Sgt Pepper is similar to Pet Sounds. Similar does not mean appears to be the same.

    I can say this with absolute certainty because I've seen the series and all of the films associated with it and read all of its manga. There are many subtle nuances about that fan art that separate it completely from the reference material. It's someone's interpretation of it.

    It's a fact that there are a lot of series with very similar art styles and that it definitely gets repetitive. There's a mountain of 'me-too' shows that all look the same, but that's just not what the show or the movies from the 90's look like and really it's not even that similar to the style of the new movies.
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  8. Post #168
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    May 2008
    1,725 Posts
    Kawaii means "cute" in Japanese. How I used it, they're trying to act like the little cute chicks in anime, but end up being annoying as fuck.
    I see.... I know a girl similar to such a thing, she almost hits the annoying mark. Shes also one of the few remaining Florida species of "Raver", very weird girl that one.
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  9. Post #169
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts

    is it just me or do you people get really weird whenever sexuality comes up


    i mean yeah that ero shit is fucking stupid 99 times out of 100 but it's not like it's any more stupid than Transformers or any of that schlock, and not any more pandering or offensive. it's just pandering to a different audience.

    fucking ignore it and move on, it's just a show jesus christ.
    Its not getting weird. Its how every anime must have, in any way, someone with huge boobs (usually more than 1 person) and how their clothes somehow are ripped apart.

    I've watched a few animes and they always end up having something of the sort for no reason other than... who knows who the hell wants thousands of animes filled with teens with huge fucking boobs involved in anything that can and seemingly couldn't get them naked doing anything perverted and stupid stories.
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  10. Post #170
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,053 Posts
    Well then you've been watching the wrong shows because I just got done watching two which both had a girl with big boobs but there was no scene with ripped or minimal clothing
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  11. Post #171
    DANCE YOU FOOLS
    LiquidNazgul's Avatar
    November 2007
    1,777 Posts
    yeah well you be the judge

    I judge that Shinji looks like a badass. Like in the Evangelion remake.
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  12. Post #172
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    July 2008
    8,614 Posts
    It looks exactly like that in the series
    What?

    Shinji and Kaworu look NOTHING like that.

    And Asuka doesn't look that cutesy either.
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  13. Post #173
    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
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    I meant tit-wise
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  14. Post #174
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    NotMeh's Avatar
    July 2008
    8,614 Posts
    She only looks big-breasted because she is wearing a plug suit. They're supposed to be skin-tight.

    Her breasts don't stand out when she's wearing normal clothes.
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  15. Post #175
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    Well then you've been watching the wrong shows because I just got done watching two which both had a girl with big boobs but there was no scene with ripped or minimal clothing
    Its not every show that has it, its just a fairly ammount of them that have it for no reason at all.
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  16. Post #176
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,298 Posts
    Its not every show that has it, its just a fairly ammount of them that have it for no reason at all.
    well then why do you write all these long winded rambling posts about them
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  17. Post #177
    Kellerbewohner's Avatar
    October 2011
    40 Posts
    The dislike of anime is bullshit. Anime is just Japs interpretation of cartoons.
    But I can truly understand and support the hatred on weaboo fags.
    Which can be defined by preffering a perverted cliche of what they believe to be asian-culture and are traitors to their own.
    Both anime-haters(western cartoon prefering) and weaboos(asian cartoon prefering) are shitheads who have to be
    stabbed with a good piece of reality.
    It is just fiction- in general ment for children or teenies.
    The best way to cure such decadent over-overestimate of childish fiction
    is to be German, by the way : D

    For educational porpuse; that my children is the typical weeaboo:

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  18. Post #178
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,053 Posts
    The dislike of anime is bullshit. Anime is just Japs interpretation of cartoons.
    But I can truly understand and support the hatred on weaboo fags.
    Which can be defined by preffering a perverted cliche of what they believe to be asian-culture and are traitors to their own.
    Both anime-haters(western cartoon prefering) and weaboos(asian cartoon prefering) are shitheads who have to be
    stabbed with a good piece of reality.
    It is just fiction- in general ment for children or teenies.
    The best way to cure such decadent over-overestimate of childish fiction
    is to be German, by the way : D

    For educational porpuse; that my children is the typical weeaboo:

    Hardly typical. Most people grow out of it.
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  19. Post #179
    Kellerbewohner's Avatar
    October 2011
    40 Posts
    Hardly typical. Most people grow out of it.
    Unproofed statement. By the way the point of interest of me was NOT the age.
    That doesn't matter to me because all who are in their mid 20s(25 to 30) and still
    have video-games, cartoons and such stuff as their hobbies [sic!] are
    men/woman-children in my opinion or just retarded on welfare or just
    have no work and no friends.
    I am mainly enraged by all those guys who cling to such "activities";
    just 2 decades ago in the 90s anime was mainly gurls stuff, as
    fiction should be. The only fiction acceptable for males is science-fiction,
    but not all that fairy-ass-fantasy-bullshit of nowadays.
    It is just a close step from Harry Potter to Twilight.
    I guess it must be a result of the over-feminisation through
    leftist sexual-agenda in western states...
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  20. Post #180
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    October 2006
    7,005 Posts
    Compare Nier - the Western version had a grizzled middle aged former soldier as the protagonist searching for his daughter. While the japanese version had a young pretty boy looking for a sister. Overall to most people this really hurt narrative.
    The original difference was that the 360 version was supposed to have the middle aged man, while the PS3 version had the pretty teen boy. I'm pretty sure this only applied to the Japanese versions, as it was probably a waste of money to translate small lines and have a different voice actor for a PS3 version.
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  21. Post #181
    MEGA SENPAI KAWAII UGUU~~ =^_^=
    Megafan's Avatar
    September 2008
    14,608 Posts
    I am mainly enraged by all those guys who cling to such "activities"; just 2 decades ago in the 90s anime was mainly gurls stuff, as
    fiction should be. The only fiction acceptable for males is science-fiction,
    but not all that fairy-ass-fantasy-bullshit of nowadays.
    It is just a close step from Harry Potter to Twilight.
    I guess it must be a result of the over-feminisation through
    leftist sexual-agenda in western states...
    This is literally just rambling. Men can only like science fiction, males watching anime is the result of a leftist sexual agenda?


    ...What?
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  22. Post #182
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,298 Posts
    The original difference was that the 360 version was supposed to have the middle aged man, while the PS3 version had the pretty teen boy. I'm pretty sure this only applied to the Japanese versions, as it was probably a waste of money to translate small lines and have a different voice actor for a PS3 version.
    But that's Squeenix, their good sense jumped ship years ago.

    Edited:

    This is literally just rambling. Men can only like science fiction, males watching anime is the result of a leftist sexual agenda?


    ...What?
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  23. Post #183
    I wish I had a tentacle hand. Japan would pay billions for some real-life tentacles.
    Bokito's Avatar
    February 2009
    4,612 Posts
    Stop thinking what I'm thinking.
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  24. Post #184
    newbs's Avatar
    December 2007
    634 Posts
    It has the same problems as reality tv.

    1) It's cheap to produce.
    2) It's susceptible to use of cliche stories and cookie cutter characters because of the above fact.

    That being said not all anime is like this. I have enjoyed a fair many decent story arches which were well thought out and animated. Anime in general just leans to the faults mentioned above.
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  25. Post #185
    I do not like how they completely ignore the laws of gravity and such half the time. Not say there are none that do, but I dislike the ones that go from unrealistic to what the fuck am I watching.

    Especially the ones that are about real events.
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  26. Post #186
    imasillypiggy's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,851 Posts
    The dislike of anime is bullshit. Anime is just Japs interpretation of cartoons.
    But I can truly understand and support the hatred on weaboo fags.
    Which can be defined by preffering a perverted cliche of what they believe to be asian-culture and are traitors to their own.
    Both anime-haters(western cartoon prefering) and weaboos(asian cartoon prefering) are shitheads who have to be
    stabbed with a good piece of reality.
    It is just fiction- in general ment for children or teenies.
    The best way to cure such decadent over-overestimate of childish fiction
    is to be German, by the way : D

    For educational porpuse; that my children is the typical weeaboo:

    No that guy looks to cool to be your average weaboo. I would actually be willing to talk to him.
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  27. Post #187
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    SirGre's Avatar
    November 2006
    110 Posts
    Anime seems to receive special treatment because it's culturally exotic. It's a medium that's important to a different culture that's found its way elsewhere and has been judged under cultural prejudice. It sucks for trying to expand in certain foreign countries (read: USA), but that's not its fault. I would talk about the cartoon ghetto but I'd be beating a dead horse.

    The arguments that people make about its content -- indistinguishable art style and plot -- could be applied to any other area, like film. Common ideas of aesthetic style and common plot elements are called genres, and genres are pervasive through all forms of entertainment.

    The hardcore anime fan is fundamentally identical to hardcore movie buffs or bookworms, but the stereotype is that they're obnoxious weaboos. I think the agenda for hating anime comes from hating the stereotypical fan. Prejudice not entirely in the sense of being unfamiliar, but sticking to a faulty opinion in spite of learning new information. Hating a few annoying people shouldn't poison the well for you. I hate with a fiery passion douchey film critics who cast aside Inception 'because an art house flick did it first', but they don't ruin movies for me as a whole.

    In my eyes it's just another medium so it should be regarded as such. I don't think people should write it off entirely without exploring it a little -- if the entertainment doesn't entertain you, what have you lost from trying?

    What I'm trying to say is yes; the general dislike of anime is unwarranted.


    Edit: Also Sailor Bubba is a special case.
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  28. Post #188
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,298 Posts
    not to mention anime has some badass music

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  29. Post #189
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    May 2010
    9,294 Posts
    I'm probably going to get my head chewed off for this, but I'm a big fan of Naruto Shippuden. Yeah yeah, I know, "HURR DURR BELIEVE IT PLOT NO JUTSU FLASHBACKS ERRYWHERE". As ridiculous as an anime/manga it can be, it was one of the first ones I really got into when I was younger. All of the dialogue and lack of fighting can be annoying sometimes, but it can be worth it when you finally get to see some action. I'm not some crazy kawaii desu~~~ weaboo for watching a ridiculous anime, I'm still a regular guy.

    So yes, a lot of the dislike is unwarranted. Some of it is justified, even I find stuff like Lucky Star annoying and stupid, but a lot of the hatred isn't necessary.
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  30. Post #190
    Jabberwocky's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,775 Posts
    I think a big problem with anime is the impenetrable Japanese-yness of it. Created by Japanese for Japanese, it's the exception when something can resonate with the West. This is compounded by recent anime catering to very specific niches - who will consistently pay good money for something they may have seen many times before. If you don't like an anime then it's probably not intended for you. If you like when you're not the intended audince, more power to ya.

    Of course, the often poor animation and writing - largely due to constrained budgets and historically getting away with it - may put people off.
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  31. Post #191
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    March 2011
    1,040 Posts
    American TV is too stable, Anime breaks boundary's and actually have good stories.
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  32. Post #192
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    17,004 Posts
    American TV is too stable, Anime breaks boundary's and actually have good stories.
    You should have a look at other countries' works if you hate American TV, y'know. I rarely watch American shows, with a few key exceptions.
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  33. Post #193
    junker|154's Avatar
    August 2010
    6,943 Posts
    Personally, I just dislike the drawing and general style of animes/mangas. I just don't dig the style in which characters are presented. Except for a few mangas that I found quite good.

    But I often associate Mangas/Animes with stupid memeshit and other fucked up pictures, which is a fault from my part.

    Besides I do not like the plots, although some are bloody brilliant. But there are many stupid ones.
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  34. Post #194
    Kellerbewohner's Avatar
    October 2011
    40 Posts
    This is literally just rambling. Men can only like science fiction, males watching anime is the result of a leftist sexual agenda?


    ...What?
    Not my problem if you cannot read my words.
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  35. Post #195
    MEGA SENPAI KAWAII UGUU~~ =^_^=
    Megafan's Avatar
    September 2008
    14,608 Posts
    Not my problem if you cannot read my words.
    Oh no, I read them. They just don't make any sense and aren't grounded in reality.
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  36. Post #196
    Jabberwocky's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,775 Posts
    Personally, I just dislike the drawing and general style of animes/mangas. I just don't dig the style in which characters are presented. Except for a few mangas that I found quite good.

    But I often associate Mangas/Animes with stupid memeshit and other fucked up pictures, which is a fault from my part.

    Besides I do not like the plots, although some are bloody brilliant. But there are many stupid ones.
    What kind of anime/manga have you been exposed to? As you know there's a huge variation in style/plot/character design that largely depends on target demographic.
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  37. Post #197
    CoolKingKaso's Avatar
    March 2010
    5,194 Posts
    American TV is too stable, Anime breaks boundary's and actually have good stories.
    I can agree with you on the lack of adult oriented animations in America. This doesn't apply to all western animations everywhere else though.
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  38. Post #198
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    August 2009
    2,666 Posts
    Probably has been said already, but I'm just going to get the point further across.

    There are dozens of good anime and manga. The infamy of it is mostly to blame on the wank mainstream anime dominating the media, and the people watching it giving the whole thing a bad name with their behaviour.

    I'm not afraid to state in public that I enjoy anime and manga greatly, liking various aspects of japanese culture as well. I just do not act like a "weaboo" tool generally, or if I get a rare urge to do so, keep that in companies related. You'll be surprised that not all anime is based around "uguu kawaii/harem" stuff.

    If anyone regards me as a hikikomori weaboo virgin after, woe on them for being ignorant. Breaking stereotypes here.
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  39. Post #199
    junker|154's Avatar
    August 2010
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    What kind of anime/manga have you been exposed to? As you know there's a huge variation in style/plot/character design that largely depends on target demographic.
    I bought a few manga books/comics a while ago. A friend always wanted to watch some animes with me. They were pretty mediocre.

    Also I went to a special Manga store, I picked up the most promising sounding books, they were pretty meh to me.
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  40. Post #200
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    J Paul's Avatar
    October 2007
    2,882 Posts
    I bought a few manga books/comics a while ago. A friend always wanted to watch some animes with me. They were pretty mediocre.

    Also I went to a special Manga store, I picked up the most promising sounding books, they were pretty meh to me.
    If you really want to get into manga, I recommend Great Teacher Onizuka. If you're still young and in school it may even change your perspective on a lot of shit, because the subject matter goes really deep into the social development process that is attending public school.
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