Nerve Center

>Its been 9 years.

I'm sorry i had to remind you but this sadness must be shared.

Rise of the Shield hero

His faith in humanity: Still not restored.

Rustle is Over

Well, you did it guys. Spread the tracing meme to Japan. Gave useless compliments on sadpanda instead of buying his books or tipping his Patreon. Supported talented hacks in his stead. Shattered his dreams, took away his well being. And now, he's given up and on the way to being homeless.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/end-of-rustle-23927510

/a/ webm thread

Share and laugh.

Kemurikusa

And you thought Japari Park was post-apocalyptic.

Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!

The trend of "It's okay to be a lolicon if you're a girl" continues.

What do you guys think about yaoi? I think there are some decent stories that incorporate yaoi elements in them

/yys/

Well, would you look at the day of the week.

How would you have reacted?

Mousou Telepathy

Time for some romantic date.

>Translator

helveticascans.com/r/series/mousou-telepathy/

Smile You Would Protect

Post the smiles you would guard with your dear life.

I want to protect every single smugness of Zero Two.

This is Hatoba Tsugu, say something nice about her.

Virtual Youtuber thread, I guess. I just want to see more anons talking about the mysterious cute Yuuchuba.

Domestic na Kanojo

This guy fucks

Waifu Wednesday Thread

Well /a/, the holidays are upon us. Have you done anything special for your waifu? Make sure to keep her bundled up and warm as we go into winter, and snuggle with her at night wherever possible!

Circlet Princess

Now this one I expected nothing from, but it's kind of fun.

Idol Studies Club

Has an Idol caught your interest? Interested in Wotagei? Like catchy tunes?

Let's share and discuss idols past, present and future, 2D, 3D, or anything inbetween. By default, this includes any anime song, denpa, utaite, Vocaloid plus other synthesized voice music, Touhou/doujin circles, or even Enka and "boy bands". Talk about Idol fans and idol culture such as wotagei is encouraged, which is what lives are all about, anyway.

Feel free to just talk about idols in general, share stories, wage your holy wars on non-believers, or shit on AKB48whatever idols you don't like. Also, you can just post a song you like.

Tokyo Idol Festival 2018 happened recently, which is like Comiket for idol fans, so I feel like this is the perfect time to start up this thread. Did you see any unit worth watching? As for what I saw, iRis was great as always and I became a fan of NEO JAPONISM, CYNHN, and 26時のマスカレイド.

I know there's not a whole lot of us, but hopefully this thread will garner more interest in the subject while giving us a place to post our passions. I sincerely believe that there's at least one idol out there for everyone, so hopefully we can give someone an idol to love.

Remember to practice your wotagei.

Dororo 2019

Episode 1 is out. How Do you like the new animu about Cripple Fighter and his little boy (female) sidekick title character?

Personally, I enjoyed the first episode. The animation looks good and I like the art. The opening song might seem a bit trashy but it still get's me hyped.

Precure Thread

SPACE IN YOUR HAND Edition

==IT'S MOTHERFUCKING SPACE TIME==

Little more than a month until Fagtto dies, but enough of that, Star Twinkle got a shitton of info.

>Naruse Aimi (singing voice for Ichigo Hoshimiya's mom, actual idol) is Hikaru Hoshina/Cure Star, a middleschooler with lots of imagination and a curious spirit who loves constellations and space. Also has a catchphrase.

>Konomi Kohara (Kukuri in Mahoujin Guruguru, Kasumi Nomura in Asobi Asobase) is Lala Hagorumo/Cure Milky, an alien from planet Summern (sp?), 13 years old in earth years but treated as an adult in her home planet. Apparently came in a rocket along with fairies Fuwa and Prunce (romanization according to the site) in search of the Legendary Warriors, Precure.

>Kiyono Yasuno (sang the 2nd OP to CCS Clear Card, that's the most relevant thing I could put in) is Elena Amamiya/Cure Soleil, nicknamed "The Sun of MIhoshi"

>Mikako Komatsu (Marika from Moretsu Pirates, also a fuckload of other roles) is Madoka Kaguya/Cure Selene, daughter of a politician and a world-class pianist, your typical yamato nadeshiko character. Her nickname is "The Moon of Mihoshi".

Fuwa (voiced by Hina Kino) is the main fairy that somehow can summon warp holes, how Lala came to Earth.

Prunce (voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino) is apparently a fairy that doubles as an UFO and has tentacles.

The items this time around are the Star Twinkle Book and the Henshin Star Color Pens along with the Star Color Pendants.

Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan

It's a 26 minute show with 3 minutes being show, and 23 minutes being real life interviews.

Apparently, there is a new director for every episode.

New Kemono Friends Season 2 Preview is out

Try not to rage too much guys. I know its hard but, try anyway.

Made in Abyss Chapter 49!

A new chapter has been released! For those not so much in-the-know Tsukushi-san has been busy with doing everything but keeping up with his manga. He also hurt himself at some point but is now dedicated to getting two chapters out before the end of the year. What a nice Christmas present.

I will be dumping all 28 yet-to-be-translated pages from the new chapter. Here is a link for them. http://mangalifewin.takeshobo.co.jp/rensai/madeinabyss/ Once the translation is released I will dump it. Thank you for your patience and enjoy.

Manga Thread

"I can't believe my imouto is a serial killer" edition

Last thread >>890027 (OP)

While reading Tokedase! Mizore-chan, I saw this reference to Route end so I guess I will write about the work it's referencing.

Route-End

Dude who works in a special cleaning service company (legal corpse clean up) is sent to clean up a serial murder scene and while cleaning up, ends up finding a skeleton below the floor. As his boss goes missing, shit starts getting spooky for him as his team.

What other manga have you found interesting /a/?

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou/Tsukumizu general: Zetsubo thread

少女終末旅行公式‏ @shojoshumatsu

"Now Loading…20181227REBOOT"

http://archive.is/cHN85

This was tweeted just three hours ago; will we be seeing season 2 or a continuation of the manga? Has tsukumizu finally gotten over his crippling depression?

Japanese Learning Thread

Want to learn Japanese? Start here:

https://itazuraneko.neocities.org/learn/guide.html

Resource library:

https://itazuraneko.neocities.org/library/librarymain.html

Old thread: >>855789

Ojamajo Doremi

We should talk about Ojamajo Doremi because it's a very good show, some new people need to watch it, and there are rumors of the novels being animated soon.

Honestly I don't mind if they make the novels into cartoons, I haven't read them but I will eventually, but instead of that I'd prefer to see a new anime series in the Doremi universe whether or not the OG Ojamajo are the protagonists.

Another Fish shrine for all

Previous thread:

>>840317

Another expansion for our white fish god. I must know how it has changed your life /a/.

Jojo thread: Anime edition

Here's a better new thread than the other one.

The gang meets Trish and we get so see Narancia's stand Aerosmith Lil' Bomber.

Macross

Because it's always a good time for a Macross thread.

I'm just getting into 7 now. I didn't really know what to think of it at first, but I'm starting to like Fire Bomber way too much.

Sailor Moon

Which Sailor Senshi was the most useful?

K-ON

I recently finished watching the K-ON series (even including the ura-on specials).

It was alright. To my surprise, the most enjoyable aspect was the comedy. This is unusual for me. A lot of the gags were frequently quite funny.

Azusa was my favourite character and I honestly feel like she was the writer's intended 'actual' main character, as opposed to Yui. god I wish I had long pretty twintails hair like Azusa. God I wish I was Azusa

Production quality was solid, as one would expect. Although I can't stand the colour palette. I don't really like any form of rock (so I'm biased in this respect) but some of the songs (ie. character songs) were nice and I actually put a few on my music playing device.

Okay, having stated the above, I found the series mediocre overall. I try to ignore expectations going into anything, but despite that I couldn't help but feel mildly disappointed. K-ON was not the timeless classic I had been lead to expect. It wasn't any better than your average seasonal SOL. I am bewildered by how it has received so much praise.

For a series as long as K-ON it's amazing how little character development actually took place. Every character felt so bland and lacked any depth and nuance. This is fatal to any SOL, especially with a long episode count. Overall direction was also unremarkable and unworthy of any praise.

Consistent 6/10 and totally forgettable. It was comfy I guess.

basically you have shit taste if you really liked K-ON and should watch more SOL

The "It's been about 3 episodes so post your (wrong) opinions" thread

ImoImo>>>>>Zombieland Saga>Bunny Girl>Anima Yell>Gobbo Slayer>Spyce>Tiramisu S2>Honda-san>The other ones I didn't bother to watch to Episode 3.

Good season. I've been waiting for something like this after that long drought we had.

Maou-jou de Oyasumi

Anyone reading this? It's a pretty fun gag manga about a cute princess doing cute things including murder and vandalism. It's a shame that translation is slow and discussion is next to none. There is not much to talk about unless you went through the raw though.

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru

It's about a guy luring a bunch of fujobait into running the Hakone Ekiden.

Kino animu thread

The last thread with a title like that just got deleted. Rightfully so, as it seems like OP mixed some things up. He mentioned Kino but then he didn't talk about the series at all. Weird

So let's talk about Kino no Tabi. How did you like the new and old animu? Which one do you prefer? Anything you loved about one while generally preferring the other? Did you read any of the LNs?

Let's talk about Kino animu and all things Kino-related.

/loli/ Anime Stream

A new thread for your regular loli broadcast!

I stream anime every Sunday at 12pm EST on Cytube. Come and join us!

https://cytu.be/r/TewiAnimeStream

Because the videos are uploaded to Google Drive, you will need to install Cytube's userscript in order to watch the stream. And enable cookies!

https://cytu.be/google_drive_userscript

There's usually a music pre-stream up an hour before the main stream. Feel free to contribute, or kick back and enjoy the tunes. People are also free to add other videos to watch after the stream. We've gotten all sorts of entertaining videos and documentaries in the past, which are always fun.

Apart from the stream, we have a daily rotation of anime to watch. From Monday to Saturday, we cycle through three different show for you to enjoy. Episodes are usually posted around 8:20am EST. Swing by and enjoy a new episode every day!

For today, we're continuing Shakugan no Shana 2!

Shakugan no Shana II 08

https://mega.nz/#!BhFFhaII!kK2BxoUkmnTqgNnOPb_UFI5h4Y9rm_I76HCPha3yBCI

Sund/a/y /jp/Cinema Club

Welcome to the Sund/a/y /jp/Cinema Club!

This thread is for discussion of all things related to Japanese films. Let's explore and discover this underrepresented part of Nip culture. What movies have you watched and which are your favorites? What directors or actors do you enjoy? Got anything on your backlog?

I'm hoping we could use this thread for 2D as well since there are so many good movies we never get to talk about because they don't warrant their own thread. If you've never watched a Japanese movie before and are hesitant to do so because you swore off 3D films for good - you're in for a treat. There is scenery and visuals of such beauty they will make your eyes water. There's the Jap humor, there's cool action scenes and there's endearing stories. Most importantly, it will compliment your anime and manga in giving you another piece of intimate understanding about something you love. All wrapped up in a clean package free of westernshit cancer.

In addition, every Sunday we have a movie stream. Two movies are shown with an intermission between them. The first is a lighter movie, usually a kaiju or tokusatsu movie. The second is a heavier movie, by directors like Kurosawa or Kitano. In general these are more serious but not always. The movies start at 6:00 EST. We've switched to using cytu.be since it's a bit more reliable than streamchan and until stated otherwise the link will be the same. You will need to install a userscript on your browser in order for the movies to play if you haven't already.

Stream link: https://cytu.be/r/sundaycinema

Userscript: https://cytu.be/js/cytube-google-drive.user.js

Borrowing from the original OP because he put it quite nicely.

Urara Meirochou

So, I wanted to watch a garbage anime like Umaru, so I decided to try out this unknown anime from almost two years ago. It's called Urara Meirochou, and surprisingly it turned out to be pretty good. I thought that because I never hear about it and it sold so poorly it'd be bad, but I was wrong.

It's about a kemono girl becoming a fortune teller with her friends or something. Did anyone here watch it way back when it came out?

One Piece

Rabbit

BanG Dream S2 - CG boogaloo

As much as I enjoyed the first series: nope. Not once, not ever.

I just can't watch these derp faces with the constant, horrible looking and low frame CG. First drop of the season here we go!

Mob Psycho 100 S2

It's back, and still good.

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Other than having a great OP, what do you think of it?

Zombieland Saga

New thread and we're soon approaching the end. This episode we find out how much of a fucking loser Sakura is.

Endoro~!/Endro~!

By far the strongest AOTS candidate so far, very likely going straight into the AOTY bracket: Yuru Bouken△, also known as Endroro~!

The Devolution of Art and Anime

Here's a question for you, /a/: When did the anime art-style become so incredibly shit? What's the specific point where you think the decline began and why do you think this is?

Do you think that the introduction of digital animation tools is responsible or do you think the move away from adapting manga, graphical novels and actual written works and toward adapting visual and light-novels is more responsible?

Likewise, how do you feel about the now near universal presence of 3D animation in anime? Personally, I fucking despise it. There's shows that make it look good sure, but as a general rule it sucks ass and makes everything look awful.

Likewise, why do you think we no longer see works of passion(take your GitS your Samurai Champloos your Bebops and Akiras) as much and why do you think the collaborative/intercultural aspect of many anime(see: Champloo again and Afro Samurai) has largely died to be replace by what can be generally described as the duality of "Nipshit: Completely Awful, Entirely Derivative" and "Cheap, Cash-in American Knockoff. Do not buy, do not rent, never touch".

Basically what I'm saying is let's discuss the state of anime now vs at what I'd argue was it's prime between the '80 and the mid '2000s and the reasons for this general decline in quality.

Do you think we're headed for another rebirth of quality shit or do you think we're doomed for the eternal grind of increasingly formulaic, increasingly boring shows straight off the production line?

Same thing for the music side of things, I don't think anyone's going to argue that the state of anime music is in the same sort of decline as the animation and writing.

I mean, comparing Kenji Kawai's brilliant orchestral score that's still being performed to live audiences to this day(not unlike Moricone's movie works) or Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai's absolutely amazing hip-hop soundtracks(Champloo essentially launched Nujabes' career into orbit and Afro feature major contributions from the Wutang Clan among others) and comparing them to most of today's "best" and most popular anime feels cruel.

So, discuss. What're your thoughts?

Boogiepop wa Warawanai

Excellent presentation, not quite so excellent writing. All aboard the Madhouse train!

Ame-iro Cocoa - Side G

Ame-iro Cocoa, now without cocs.

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai

If you ever wanted to know the startup sequence of a Ki-43 Hayabusa, then this is the show for you.

Little Loli Thread

Are you properly taking care of your lolis, /a/? Make sure to water them daily in the shower/bath and give them plenty of sunshine via playtime. If she shows destructive tendencies to other lolis in the area through bullying, it's best to quarantine her temporarily via time-outs and possible pruning spanking. Socializing with your loli, especially headpats, will help her grow, but make sure to keep your rock CDs locked up! I hear loli gangs initiate innocent lolis by having them steal oto-san/onii-san's rock CD collection and use it for nefarious purposes! Always make sure you never feed your lolis after midnight as well!

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Best girl has arrived

News Thread

Thread for all types of news related to otaku culture and discussion about said news

Dorohedoro gets an anime adaptation.

Travelling in Japan - Winter Edition

New Japan thread. Share your experiences and upcoming plans, ask questions, or just enjoy the photos and stories. ganbatte torpedo-kun

Winter is almost here, is anyone planning on making it to Hokkaido?

Bakas Are Best.

Bakas are the best and a miracle of the universe, do not bully bakas. Bakas are for love and impregnation. That is all.

Ueno-san wa Bukiyou

A genius girl is trying to confess to her classmate in roundabout ways.

You wouldn't decline your waifus filtered pee, would you?

Wake up!

It's time to read the new chapter, Onee-chan!

http://www.slide.world-three.org/read/its_not_my_fault_that_im_not_popular/en/0/141/page/1

Virtual-san wa Miteiru

The first episode aired, but no subs at the moment. The show is composed of skits with different virtual youtubers in them.

Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka

It's one of those can't spell manslaughter without laughter magical girl shows.

Shishunki Renaissance David

Let's have a thread about the most retarded and lovely WSJ manga before it gets cancelled for being too european.

The premise is that Michelangelo's David, along with other works of art like Botticelli's Venus, the Mona Lisa and the Manneken Pis are Japanese high school students. Venus is the class' pretty girl and David, despite looking like the ideal of masculinity, is an awkward dipshit. The manga frequently features a spoof of a famous paiting or sculpture. It also features girls headpatting girls.

Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.

I'm a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in Japan!

Anime software thread

ITT: share software that are used to manage or share your stash of anime

I will go first, Hydrus is pretty good for downloading 8chan thread and image galleries. >>>/hydrus/

If you are more of a person who browse using phones then I would recommend BooruNav for android, Mignori on iOS, or AnimeBoxes for both platforms.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Thread

The Broly movie is out. Has anyone seen it? If so, was it any good?

The manga is still running and it looks like magic is being brought back into DB with the new big bad. I wonder when the anime will start up again?

Which release of Royal Space Force to get?

So I want to finally get pic related - "Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise."

There's been two major releases on DVD/Blueray: the more recent and cheaper 2013 release by Maiden Japan/Section 23, and the slightly more expensive 2007 release by Geneon under the Honneamise label. What it boils down to is this: the 2013 release is cheaper, and may have improved image quality since the 2007 release, and/or possibly some new extras. Nevertheless, the 2007 release was distributed by Geneon under the Honneamise label, which was a sub-label that specialized in deluxe edition releases with some nice extras (I can attest to this with the Honneamise version of the original Gunbuster that I own.)

So basically, does anyone on here own either or both of these releases, and can thus confirm what features each one has, or if either one is the clear superior option? Thank you for your time regardless.