Page 20 of 20

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:05 pm
by Friday
The trouble is, and always has been with Japan in general, that they were on the wrong side of the war so don't (fully) see how viciously evil the Nazis really were. So they make cute anime Nazi girls and then don't understand why everyone in the west is upset about it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure most Japanese people understand
1. They picked the bad guy side
2. Nazis are awful
3. Imperial Japan was also fucking awful and the only reason most people hardly understand that is that the Nazis overshadow everything (including our own ally, Stalin, who was, of course, insanely awful but picked the winning side)

But it's definitely true that Japan seems to not be quite as aware of those points as other countries. Every time I read about how the "Imperial-Right" (for lack of a better way to describe them) is a growing political power in Japan, it makes me want to throw up.

Hopefully the saner people in Japan will keep them in check where they can only draw blonde girls in SS outfits.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:09 pm
by beatbandito
It's definitely Germanic, and it's definitely WWI-WWII era look to the time period, but the nazis don't show up until pretty late in.

I was going to do a whole breakdown of the multiple false histories and whatever, but it would be so full of spoilers anyway, if you really care try reading chapter 99 of the manga. It has a lot of story and character spoilers, and it wont make total sense without contex, but I think it works well enough as a stand-alone and covers the public history, the real history, and personal philosophies of the characters about war and shit.

Again, most of the time I am not even a huge fan of the story, so I'm not trying to say it's a classic and you're all fools for questioning it. But regardless of how well its told, *image of nazi police raping a child with "imperialism is bad" flying over the head of a nerd saying "wow, cool nazis"*.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 5:01 pm
by beatbandito
Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction is a really, really, really, really great slice of life / coming of age / not actually coming of age but still aging story that turns an alien invasion into possibly the greatest literary device in any story I've ever read.

It's hard to describe it too much in a recommendation, specifically because the things that happen aren't the story. The best way I can put my interest in the series into words is to say that the most recent chapter revealed that the main characters do actually have a connection to the events surrounding them, and that has been the most disappointing development yet.

also warning: like I Am A Hero, the scanslators really like using the 4chan "-fag" in place of DQN and similar 2chan term.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 5:53 pm
by beatbandito
My Hero Academia artists take golden week off, still release the weekly chapter.

So we end up with a chapter whose entire content is 'flashy visuals' that isn't even mostly inked.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:49 pm
by Mongrel
So a buddy of mine was talking about Lupin III and that reminded me...

Lupin is great and a classic I enjoy a lot, but I've only ever watched it in fragments, with an episode here or there (and Castle of Coglisotro, but everyone's seen that).

If I really wanted to watch it comprehensively, should I watch the best series first, in order of decreasing quality (obviously stopping if I don't like it at any point), and in which case what order is recommended, OR, should I just watch the series in chronological order?

Alternately, is there actually some specific recommended order?

Geo would probably have a pretty good opinion here, but he's not exactly posting much. I'm sure some of you also have good suggestions/info too.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:40 pm
by Niku
I've generally heard that you'll just pretty much want to jump into Part 2, the 150+ episode run from the late 70s and early 80s. I think that's where the bulk of nostalgia for the series comes from; that being said, I've also heard really good things about The Woman Called Fujiko Mine if you want something a little more short and finite in the universe, but of a slightly different tone than the rest, and I think folks were pretty positive on Part 4 that aired a few years ago? It's 24 episodes, and from what I've heard, it kinda brings the various tones and styles together into one umbrella.

This is a lot of second hand suggestion I admit, as I've honestly just dipped in and out of Lupin over the years. The movies are usually not the best Lupin has to offer, but are usually a decent enough time all the same -- I remember liking Mystery of Mamo quite a bit.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:48 pm
by Mothra
Okay, started watching Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory, and it is the most generic-ass anime horseshit imaginable.

I keep watching these goddamn things because there's a part of me desperately hoping they'll get back to Fumoffu again. I'm trying to force myself to lose faith in that, but I can't. I want Fumoffu 2 too bad.

Re: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Animes

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:00 pm
by Niku
whoever it was on my twitter timeline that called kakegurui (STREAMING NOW ON NETFLIX!!!) horny gay gamble trash was absolutely right

and i love it

put this stupid garbage directly into my veins, i need more tiddymonsters turning into orgasmodemons over goddamn concentration.