What's the best looking anime to date in terms of backgrounds and animation?
boku no pico
For TV I'd agree, but probably not if you include movies.
Kill la Kill
You already posted it.
dat subpixel grid
You already posted it.
>people seriously saying hyouka
Are you shitting me?
Kill Me Baby
We still haven't topped it yet.
I fap to it.
Macross Do You Remember Love
0/10 install gentoo noobuntufag
These are fappable
I absolutely love the movie and how it looks, but that water reminds me of mercury.
I started watching I couldn't become a Hero, So I reluctantly decided to get a Job because I saw a screenshot of the show and the background of the store was beautiful. Then I was raped by fanservice
the kubo of anime
This movie was basically scenery porn. I CANT STOP LOOOOVING YOU
The cyberpunk genre is a mirror to our future.
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My laptop actually couldn't handle those scenes because of all the flake motion. Would start to chug.
It's a remake of the 1927 Fritz Lang movie right?
I was surprised at how detailed the store shelves were too
Pic not related I suppose?
the future is somewhere halfway between star trek and cyberpunk
Fritz Lang indulgence, then the anime movieit is then.
Nope, adaptation of a Tezuka manga that was loosely inspired by the film.
aku no hina
That's a movie that cost millions to make. We're talking TV anime.
It still looks amazing today though. That style gives me chills,
There is quite a few similarities though. The whole setting is almost identical.
Cyberpunk is dead and our future can be nothing like it. Cyberpunk is about at its core the relationship between humans and technology and how it would integrate with society to cause social change. The integration of technology to commonplace in society already happened and nothing the cyberpunk movement envisaged came about really. It is an outmoded and dead way of thinking about the relationship between humans and technology. No doubt it has a nice aesthetic but as a social and philosophical commentary it is worthless.
i think everyone stopped reading at "backgrounds"
>no fully functioning AI
>hurr cyberpunk already happened
>Cyberpunk is dead and our future can be nothing like it.
It didn't die, it just became reality. Minus the implants, robots and neon lights.
You are missing the point of cyberpunk. Plenty of sci-fi that has AI, cyberbrains etc in it is not cyberpunk. Cyberpunk is much more about a philosophical and social commentary on the relationship between humans and technology than the technologies themselves.
you forgot megacorps running the show. and we're only getting started with the internet of things. and cyberisation isn't very far. google glass are baby steps.
yeah basically minus all the cool shit. fuck reality
>The Slideshow of Wallpapers
We barely even have robots.
Cyberpunk settings are ~20 years away.
Not OP's pic, that's for sure.
>The integration of technology to commonplace in society already happened and nothing the cyberpunk movement envisaged came about really.
There are eye implants for blind people and very advanced robotic prosthetics for amputees. If you think about it, Google, Facebook and Twitter and smart phones are realizations of the "everyone is connected via a network" trait of sci-fi.
Did you read about Stuxnet? Cyber warfare, and cyber covert ops is going to be big in the future.
Last year some scientists thought they could plant memories in people's brains. Ghost in the Shell is set in 2029. They have 15 years to invent ghost hacking.
Complete fusion of the brain with computer has not yet happened, so it's a little too early to assume we're past the point of cyberpunk becoming reality.
I say it's the fact that it remains one of the few japaneese animations to record the audio before doing the animation.
I might be wrong though, I don't remember where I read that.
I'll pretty much look like this when we get VR.
Keep missing the point or perhaps try actually reading about the genre.
>"Commercially viable fusion is 20 years away" - a leading nuclear scientist, ca. 1960
>still needing to push the buttons on the phone, computer keyboard etc.
we'll have ikea chairs
Your point is that technology ubiquitous, but I'm telling you it's not and it's fucking shit as of now. We're still too fucking retarded to invent anything good that would actually make a change and would invoke the societal problems posed in cyberpunk genre.
Estimating a logical progression of current technology is different to making up bullshit about stuff they know jack shit about.
>still can't figure out how to make calls and browser Interwebs directly from your brain
a lot of people will. if i could work from home, i probably would too.
Its not about the technologies. Its about the relationship between people and technologies. When William Gibson was writing his early works most people wouldn't have had much more technology in their life than the TV set. Now it is impossible to be a functioning member of society without relying on technology. We are past cyberpunk.
Bill la Bill
You can't say we're past cyberpunk until we have cyberbrain and AI. When that happens, we'll see.
But we do have AI, and they're only getting smarter by the day.
I can't wait until Asimov Robots.
This is one very beautiful movie.
More like it's just pointlessly mining data.
Why would they slap their name on it when they did literally nothing except encode? Ah, whatever.
>still greentexting the current year
I never understood how those worked actually. How the hell were the laws of robotics built so deeply into the brain that they absolutely couldn't be made without them?
Captcha: happiness isiolate
What's up with that aspect ratio?
I agree the backgrounds are amazing.
Phil la Phil
Technology is institutionalized already, to make any breakthrough you need a large budget and specialist lab, large elements of 'cyberpunk' were about criminals and anti-heros making grass roots/in the back of a garage modifications and breakthroughs in technology (the kind of which were still plauisble in the 1980s), allowing the underclass to gain some upper hand on the big bad of society. Technological advancement is no longer plausibly democratic, the power to innovate in this area is squarely in the hands of those with the resources.
They could. It was a law that the people programmed through necessity because with a single law forgotten or altered, bad shit happens. It was what was going on in practically all of his robot stories. Didn't you ever read them?
Read "Lost Little Robot" and "Robot Dreams". Two short stories that will put it into perspective.
As Neil deGrasse Tyson put it, why the fuck would we implant the shit in our brain when we already have it at our fingertips and in our glasses?
He's just a manlet.
Meanwhile your brain is using it's fleshy vehicle to browse 4chan.
Mrill la mrill
What exactly is stopping anyone from DIYing their own shit?
>all these implications
How can you say I actually exist in flesh if all you see is just text on the screen, which in turn is just a collection of 0s and 1s?
It has been ages since I've read Asimov, I'd say at least 7-8 years and not even in english. Cut me some slack here and refresh my memory please. Right now I'm thinking back to one of the short stories about the robo-psychologist lady trying to find a robot with faulty laws.
That being said it's the only instance I remember this issue ever coming up, not counting 0th law shenanigans.
It's not about cyberbrains or AI that chan hack the planet or any of that crazy shit. Cyberpunk, at it's core, is about humans and their use, reliance, and integration with technology. We're seeing some really interesting things right now with this idea, and hoe people are reacting to google glass. Lots of people are getting upset with glass users because they're walking around with cameras attached to their face, and can record at a moments notice. Now, most people don't know that you can be filmed in public without your consent, but the still get mad when a person (instead of a camera at stop lights, or security cameras on buildings, ect.) does it.
Things are going to be getting really interesting in the next couple of years as new legislation is made regarding things like google glass, and other HUD/wearable computing technology.
The obvious barriers to entry, you need a large budget and specialist equipment. Hardware components are manufactured to such a precision and small scale already that to do the same or better would be impossible for someone in their garage.
Because staring at a computer screen is taking an immense toll on the eyes? Besides, it's way more efficient to shitpost directly from the brain without the need to type everything on the keyboard.
>open background thread
>get cyberpunk discussion
I'm okay with this.
I really wish something were done about copyright laws, but they're only going to get worse.
Because the probability that you are a secret AI that has been developed by the government or some private AI company that can communicate on a human level is miniscule compared to the probability that you are an actual human bean on the other end of the computer screen.
You're thinking of "Lost Little Robot". The company it belonged to decided to create robots with an altered 1st law. Then they called her when they couldn't find it among the other robots. It was a good story of how she outsmarted a machine that started to grow an ego because of the unbalance the altered law created.
Then there was "Robot Dreams" in which a scientist decided to use some sort of fractal-quantam-idea-thing to create sentience within the robot.
You have probably read more Asimov than me, though, as that is basically all I read. I was thinking there would be a common theme of robots acting out due to tampering with their positron brains, but I guess not.
In any case, I can't wait for Asimov robots. I liked the idea of them being perfectly balanced with the three laws intact, and all the room for evolution of them as a species. Good stuff.
Because it's called artificial intelligence and spending your time posting on 4chan isn't intelligent.
Yeah, when businesses can lobby to extend CW to near beyond a single human life time, things are getting out of hand. Like I can understand it if the thing/product/whatever is still being actively used all the time (think Mickey Mouse), but other shit, like old books, music, movies that aren't being printed anymore, should all go to public domain after a short time.
You know, this picture is intended to make people feel bad.
Reality? Like this, but with an ecstatic grin on the face and drooling.
This whole sequence is a wallpaper per second. The whole movie is beautiful, though it`s plot is not well delivered.
If cyberpunk becomes real I will not be cyberliving in the cyberworld, instead I will sneak into the houses of people and jizz in their nutrient fluid. Take that, transhumanists.
Is that guy high?
Only things I've read are the early robot short stories and the foundation series. The thing is: as the stories progress robots seem to get continuously written out of it more or less.
Jokes on you, I actually want that to happen. Plus I'll be impregnating your waifu
Be sure not to cut your dick while masturbating, considering how EDGY you are.
joke's on you, that's all my nutrient fluid is going to consist of!
But transhumanism is like the edgiest thing ever.
uwaah, creepy, we even started our post the same way...
I see. I always loved his world of robots. Why hasn't any of them been adapted to anime?
Seems like a thing early Otaku in the industry would want to make an anime about.
why contain it, anonymous?
Maybe you are actually robots.
Apparently there's a manga series getting released in the future if not already, but good luck finding it:
>at the forefront of a trend
It's a good trend, you rape transhumanists while they exist in the cyberworld. Then they wake up and wonder why there's semen everywhere.
The twist is that I am a transhuman myself, and I transhumanized my dick to produce unbelievable amounts of semen. So much semen that I can actually drown them while they're cyber-sleeping.
Better watch yourselves transhuman scum!
Fuck. We need this scanned.
>Drowning in semen
I couldn't ask for a better death.
I'm going to learn to program. I'm 24, so I'm never going to become a great coder, but maybe I'll get good enough to be more than a salesman.
I don't want to be on the side of normals when the great divide takes place.
It's an error in the matrix.
Shit's about to go down.
Good luck. /g/ has a good collection of material for that. Check their catalogs.
Also, if it helps you, most of the truly professionals I`ve met in my life started programming later, though they always worked with technology.
Enjoy still being a code monkey while I and my alpha friends use your technology to rule our megacity.
Face it, you are a weakling and not even transhumanism will change that.
You're late to the party dude. Should've started 10 years ago.
That's encouraging. Thanks.
Up yours, pal.
No doubt, but, like I said, I'm not out to be a super hero. I just want to get better.
TV only? I'd say Nichijou but that might be because of my rather low powerlevel.
If movies count aswell I'd say Akira or Honneamise.
Also; Metropolis and Redline
>not wanting extremely cost effective robots to cleanup after humans, depleting the demand for mexicans and forcing them to get a real job and start paying taxes
No because then those Mexicans compete with me for real jobs and now even more people are unemployed. Thanks.
ay dios mio
But making robots is expensive, while mexicans reproduce on their own like crazy.
I REALLY hope that all the mentions of Garden of Words were just one faggot.
Well not there are at least two.
Garden of Words, it looked absolutely fucking a.
I absolutely loved K's visual style.
Other animators should be more willing to embrace this groundbreaking new technology. It's going to change the anime industry forever!
What does this mean again? Someone translate.
That shit worth watching bro?
Sorry, 3rd world scum like you won't understand.
What does not understanding stupid slang have to do with my country of residence (which isn't third world obviously)?
It is an expression of joy/gratitude, commonly used in the free world.
Shut up and be happy that america gave you freedom and internet.
It's short for "fucking a man"
In all seriousness, no. It has gay undertones and the story isn't good. I dropped it episode 10 and regret not dropping it sooner. It has a ridiculous "twist" ending that barely makes sense if you squint your eyes really hard.
Also pic related
To be fair, animation was fine for the most part.
But the story was entirely forgettable, best thing about the show was Miyano.