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This is on 90% of 3x3s.
Is there anybody who doesn't like this anime?
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I don't. It was boring
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>>100733087
It is above average not 3x3 material by a long shot though.
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>>100733087
Shitposters.
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>>100733087
It was comfy
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>>100733087
Because it's just plain good and thoroughly inoffensive. People who don't like it just want more action in their shows.
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People with shit tastes.
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Mushishi is bad. No story, no good animation and shitty OST.
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>>100733323
I'm a big lover of iyashikei so in my case it isn't really about needing more action. It just never struck me as remarkable enough to warrant a place on a 3x3. While good it just wasn't THAT good in my opinion.
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The only fault I can find with Mushishi is that you have to set the mood to watch it. It's not something you can watch on the train or in the bathroom.
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I think it's boring as hell
90% of /a/ must be old men
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I know is good stuff but I don't have the series in my 3x3. I don't really enjoyed much.
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>>100733087
Faggots, people with shitty taste, people who need anime to be edgy.

Can't wait for second season.

>>100733172
I bet you like naruto.
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>>100733731
You are the worst kind of fan of this show, the kind that gives the others a bad name.
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I dropped it at first episode because it was so boring.
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>>100733716
Mushishi? More like Mushi-SHIT
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I actually don't like it.
Too much of the episodes are solved with Ginko's innate knowledge of the Mushishi, things that the audience has no idea about. There is no chekhov's gun, just Ginko saving the day with some fact or piece of knowledge he pulls out of his ass at the end, and the audience is suppose to clap for it. I know this goes against the mysticism feel of the show but this kinda stuff bothers me to no end.
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>>100733185
It's a relatively unique show though, so it's easy to be on someone's 3x3.
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>>100733522
HAHA YOU THINK YOUR STUPID SHIT GETS ME MAD??
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>>100733731
People who need to antagonize others that may have different taste than them ("hurrr I bet you like shonenshit like Naruto!!" are precisely those know little and are insecure. I hope for your sake you were reverse trolling.
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>>100733810
I see that comment in every mushishi thread. It's like you was expecting all the day for a mushishi thread just for post that
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>>100734006
>implying it's one person
just how naive you are
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I seek to argue that Mushishi is a shallow, terrible show and that it enjoys one of the worst fan-bases in existence, along with FLCL, for it is a show truly enjoyable only by those who seek mindless entertainment, artificial pretexts of "depth" and who view themselves as the height of critique. I will, in this review, compare Mushishi (which henceforth will be termed Mushishit) to the masterful Kino no Tabi (henceforth termed KnT) - a re-imagining, if you will, of Gulliver's Travels.

We begin firstly and foremostly, comparing the two from the surface, and note that they are distinctly alike, that is, they feature an active narrator, "Kino" in KnT, and Ginko in Mushishit and are episodic in construction, with no overarching plot (unlike Kaiba, for example). They are both, macroscopically, an examination of a single facet of a persons life, namely travel; one is tied to "work", the other to leisure.

Where they differ, however, is in art due both to stylistic choices and the distance between their air dates. KnT uses a palette of light pastels and and interlace filter to give it a dreamy appearance, which often seems in direct opposition to the thematic content being explored and the almost dystopian cultures presented. By contast, Mushishit chooses a palette with stronger contrast, particularly between blacks and whites, although the main focus remains pastel although notably darker than KnT. There is a larger contrast between skin and scenery in Mushishit; the scenery is almost impressionistic, whilst the characters are most definitely not. However, the main difference perhaps comes from stylistic approaches to detail, where KnT chooses to gloss over details, which accentuates the pastel a bit more and gives KnT a more distinctive, albeit less polished appearance. Although Mushishi certainly has a stronger foundation of art and animation, it lacks the charm that Kino no Tabi has.
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Although it is episodic and features what is essentially a "wanderer" as the protagonist, Kino no Tabi exudes excellence, while Mushishit presents itself like a well-drawn high-school project.

Kino no Tabi gives the wanderer a personality, and thus, a set of motivations to continue (notably the death of someone she admired as a child; a man named Kino who gave his life to save hers). Interestingly, the small girl decided to "continue his life" and assume his identity. Throughout the series we see Kino cling to the journey; when she is almost taken away as a slave during the episode where she kills three rabbits for the sake of three men (suggesting she values human life over animal life, later affirmed with the metaphor of wolves), she says "thank god. I thought it was almost over". This suggests the importance and dominance of Identity in our lives. By contrast, Ginko introduces himself and has no radical change in his personality by which to explore this theme, leaving it extremely shallow.

Kino is seen practicing her gunplay as though routine during the night, working on her speed of drawing her weapon. This explores the role of routine in our lives, and by association further develops the concept of identity. By contrast, Ginko is presented with a habit of chain smoking, with the promise it wards off the Mushi.
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>>100734006
>Being this new
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In episode one of Kino no Tabi we are told "the world is not beautiful, but that in itself lends to it a kind of beauty". As such, the entire series is given the purpose of, not just following the life of a girl on a journey, but the concept of beauty in discord. The discord being appropriations and dystopian presentations of humanity, culture and tradition which are also explored. Concluding the series we come to a greater appreciation of the world we live in.

Mushishi presents us with a new bug problem every week and a man who solves it.


Kino no Tabi is a masterpiece. Mushishi is extremely bad.
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>>100733778
The typical kind?
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>>100733810
>>100734057
>>100734105
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>>100734155
Why is this allowed? I'd report for spam, but I doubt it'd have any effect.
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Plenty of people don't like it. Those people are just wrong.
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>>100734057
nice pasta
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>>100734184
You must be new here. That used to be very common
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>>100734105
>Liking Kino no Tabi
>Complaining about people liking pseudo-deep anime
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>>100734184
You are the spam
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>>100734231
Just because something used to be common doesn't mean it should be allowed. Otherwise we'd have DESU spam in every thread.
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>>100734343
Hey, welcome to 4chan.org! We are all here for you in this online community, I hope you enjoy your stay!
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>>100734163
Perhaps, it really does strike me as one of those fanbases with a good portion that are stuck in the DEEPfag mentality that I started watching anime with going through things like GITS, Lain or Kino back when I thought moeshit was legitimately bad and couldn't understand how people could watch it and wouldn't even consider watching a mahou shoujo. As I have watched more anime I think my tastes have broadened as my appreciation of the medium has grown. Maybe I just grew up though and want different things from my anime now. The show quite broadly appeals to that type of quite casual pseudointellectual anime viewer.
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>>100734417
Fuck off.
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People who pretend to not like this objectively good anime are just lolsoedgy kids who give a 10 to every seasonal moeshit show on MAL
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>>100733087
Yes, the rest of the 10% in your made up statistic who either:
A) Like it well enough, but not enough to put it in their 3x3.
Or, B) Who don't like it at all.
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>>100733087
Is there anybody who doesn't like this anime?
Since it's on 90% I would assume that maybe 10% don't like it?
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I liked it, but it would make neither my top 9 objectively best shows, nor top 9 favorite shows.

But you got it right, it's a show that hardly anyone dislikes, which is why so many 3x3 cries for attention include it.

Seriously, almost all these things are so unoffensive it hurts.
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>>100736646
>but it would make neither my top 9 objectively best shows, nor top 9 favorite shows.
>keeping an "objective" best anime list and one of your actual favorites
This is the most retarded thing.
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>>100736775
I don't have an actual thought-out objective list, but I know Mushishi wouldn't make it the top if I did. I do have a list of favorites.

What exactly are you saying? That it's somehow impossible to objectively judge anime? Or that if you consider something objectively good you must automatically like it?
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>>100737072
>That it's somehow impossible to objectively judge anime?
Yes, as a medium of entertainment it is futile to try to impose objective rankings on anime.
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I feel like it's a bowl of plain rice, do I dislike it? Not really, but neither do I love it and it sure as hell isn't one of my favorite meals.
captcha: plain agrimil
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>>100737271
...that's sad.

So do you think the same about movies? Books? Please. Why would it be impossible to judge anime on its artistic and technical merits?
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>>100733825
The problem with that would be that you have to show it to the audience and in a show that's only 20 minutes and moves as slowly as it does, it would be really easy for the viewer to find out what the thing is going to be that eventually solves the problem.
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>>100734129
Look at that dude making out with his twin in the background.
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I just started watching it last night.

Episode 2 was legitimately beautiful, it uses it's music better immaculately well and builds an atmosphere better than 90% of anime.

I wouldn't say it's much of a masterpiece, but it's quite the well-done show.
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>>100737635
Artistic merit is by nature subjective. If there was a way to quantify it art wouldn't exist.
There's no point analyzing the technical merits of a medium like anime that is so heavily stylized. For example, if you tried to find the "best looking" anime series of all time by finding the show with the most number of animated frames per episode, you'd run into the problem that many styles of animation use fewer frames to emphasize action. Would those be objectively worse looking than a high frame animated work? At that point it's a subjective assessment.

Basically what I'm saying is that objective rankings are fucking retarded because in the process of ranking media you have to make interpretations of each entries objective properties, and that makes it subjective.
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>>100733825
Because it's not really about the challenge of solving the problem, it's about the moral and emotional dilemmas, the stress and damage the mushi do, and how the people cope or overcome it.
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3x3s are made up of the safest choices imaginable. You series like Mushishi a lot because no one here will criticize you for it but I really doubt /a/'s tastes are as limited in diversity as those threads make it out to be. None of those shows are bad but they're just one big circlejerk of people desperately seeking validation. I don't really even see the point unless you're looking for obvious recommendations. I mean you're anonymous, what does it matter if you put something controversial on there? As much as I liked it Mushishi would never make it on mine.
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>>100737072
I find it ironic that the guy who said "almost all these things are so unoffensive it hurts." would consider an "objective" best anime list.
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>>100738266
Is it possible that people just like the show?
Like you said, if you're anonymous why would you care what other people think of your 3x3?
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>>100738266
3x3 threads are full of people with controversial choices or even plain shit eaters whose charts are made up by harems. The safe choices are there because there are many people who really enjoyed watching those shows.
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>>100734471
>moe is enlightenment fag
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>>100734508
Have you ever heard of a meme before? Pic related, it's a meme.
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I don't like the anime.

I like the manga.
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>>100733731
Taste is a buzzword.
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>>100733287
This
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Watched 2 episodes, found it boring as fuck and moved onto other stuff



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