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Day 2. Anime of the Season Poll: http://strawpoll.me/1107943
Short Anime of the Season Poll: http://strawpoll.me/1107953

Which series will rise above? Who will win? Will Sakura Trick continue to dominate /a/?
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>>101400063
Voted for the Noragami! BASED YATO
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Seki-kun deserves to win SAOTS
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Voting Hozuki no Reitetsu because fuck all y'all.
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>>101400063
Who NoraSeki here?
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>>101400730
You're going to Hell.
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>>101400063
Holy Noragomi proxy spam Batman
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Sakura Trick is just a generic slice-of-life with yuri subtext. It is not AOTS material.
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>>101401093
>subtext
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>>101401093
This season is pretty weak so far though, there aren't many contesters for AOTS and Sakura Trick is the most enjoyable of the 9 shows I picked up to me.

Also,
>yuri subtext
Seems like you didn't even watch the PV or ep1, it's way more than subtext
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>Will Sakura Trick continue to dominate /a/?

Sure it will, because you've made a long-running easily proxied poll. The most autistic vocal circlejerking fanbase always wins. Sakura Trick isn't even that popular on /a/.
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>5 people for Wizard Barristers
Mah five negros
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>>101401246
I think it's the other way around. The top 15 on this list could all be AOTS
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I guess I should catch up on Noragami.
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>>101401246

>only picking up nine shows

What a fucking pleb.
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>>101401497
>Sakura Trick isn't even that popular on /a/
Unlike you're mum.
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Sugar Soldier will not get any votes on /a/.
I bet it's popular in Japan though
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Noragami is only good for Kamiya/Yato and the OST.

Sakura Trick is only good for yuri.
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>12 votes for Pilots Love Song.
My fucking niggas.
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>>101401684
Fuck you, Lelouch. I'm not going to rely on your shitty taste no matter what images you post.
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>>101401781
I can vouch for the show, it's the only non-sequel or continuation anime I like this season. Even then it's spun off from that movie sort of.

Definitely worth checking out.
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>>101401877
Don't take off your trip either.
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>>101401781
Pilot's Love Song is generally good. First episode was slow, it picked up after that.
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>>101400063
>Nisekoi getting votes
Are those people voting ironically? Or are they diehard "OMG, it has SHAFT style!" fanboys?
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>>101401997
To be fair this poll is being circulated throughout airing dates so that the diehards who show up for an airing and then log the fuck off still have a chance to vote for their AOTS. This also helps to weed out the proxy votes and form a more balanced ranking.
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>>101401997
It's my favorite show of the season. Right after Sakura Trick, Nourin, Inari and Mikakunin.
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>>101400063
WHAT'S THE POINT OF THESE POLLS IF WE AREN'T EVEN PAST HALF OF SEASON?
IS OP RETARDED OR WHAT?
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It happens every season. GJ-bu, Yuyushiki, Kiniro, NNB for last year. Every season we have these polls and every season it's the same result. SoL with yuri subtext fans (or in this case, far more than subtext) latch onto the one show they get that season regardless of its actual quality, just because >cute girls doing cute things. And every season they're voted the most popular (except Yuyushiki, which lost to Yahari, Maou-sama, and in some polls SnK) they win simply because they're a plurality. It will never change, people need to stop being butthurt.

Also proxying. I'm sure anyone who isn't a newfag remembers the proxy wars between Jojo and GuP raging long into the night. So it doesn't even matter in the end anyway given how easy this shit is to rig.

>>101401997

I voted for Inari Konkon but it's the second best in my opinion. Nisekoi and Inari are the only two shows this season worthy of a 7/10.
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>>101401503

HAI
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What we do know that the poll has proven:
1. Sakura Trick has a much larger fanbase than could've been imagined, proxies or not
2. Space Dandy's fanbase is cooler than KlK, more quiet about their AOTS
3. Sekai Seifuku fans are on all week, this might be the core of /a/.
4. Noragami is the most common second choice for AOTS
5. WUG fans are the least frequent of /a/ users, they show up for WUGday and aren't seen again till next WUGday
6. All of the shorts are popular, but Seki-kun will probably win in a landslide since it appeals to literally everyone
7. Hozuki no Reitetsu is the cult fanbase of the season, this is where the fun happens on /a/ - less numbers, but more people dedicated to making good quality posts and on-topic discussions
8. The rest of the shows are still really looking for fans because they are less-watched in comparison, a lot of people asking 'what is this?' in an almost rec-like manner.
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>>101402306
It makes me sad because the real AOTS always is in the top 3-5, so close.
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I Maken Ki 2 worth it for the ecchi alone ?
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>>101402277
To create and spread interest in the shows and shorts airing this season based on popular consensus.
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>>101402426
Your talent is wasted on us.
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>>101402435
What else would you watch it for?
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>>101402306
It's only because the yurifags proxy. Unfortunately all they're doing is solidifying the board's hatred of yurifags.
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>>101400063
I'm really tired of tits, not all anime watchers have a boring tit fetish, any good anime with nice asses or tights?
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>>101402517
For what purpose
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>No Silver Spoon
Shit poll.
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>>101402519
I don't think so, I've got nothing better to do.

If I had to divide /a/'s AOTS into groups:

Sakura Trick: Fun-loving, borderline /u/, tanoshii~ thread /a/
Space Dandy: Wired up, old school, fast-paced, KlK, punk rock, space cowboy, jazz /a/
Sekai Seifuku: Madoka, let's all go watch Madoka, but this Hayate and Index are pretty cool too, abstract /a/
Noragami: Thinking man's /a/, Bakemonogatari /a/, tell a funny joke /a/
Wake Up Girls: Purity discussion /a/, dance thread /a/, Yamakan love-hate /a/, OST /a/
Hozuki no Reitetsu: Grown-up /a/, slightly off-beat /a/, Rocky Horror Picture Show /a/, We-want-another-season-of-Sayonara-Zetsubou-Sensei /a/
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>>101402773
>First Season
>New
Gin no Saji will get another poll midseason for just second series where it will face off against Maken-Ki, Flamenco, Chuu2 Ren, etc.
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>>101402911

I love SZS but I literally fell asleep during Hoozuki. Fairly accurate assessments though.
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>>101402685
So /a/ has thread variety and parity. We don't need a board that is 50% threads for one show, really
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>>101402773
shit poll indeed
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>>101402996
The last SZS series that aired started recycling jokes, that's my main problem with Koji Kumeta is that Kaizo, SZS and Joshiraku all have some of the same recycled jokes.

Hozuki is not something you watch late at night when you're about to nod off, assuredly. At least watch until you get to the episode where American Satan visits, it's hilarious
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>>101402426

>2. Space Dandy's fanbase is cooler than KlK

Not exactly a feat of strength. They are fucking everywhere and are reaching madokafag levels of obnoxiousness.
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>>101403167
It'll go away after the TV airings end and the movie release is announced. Spring 2014 will be devoid of KLK discussions.
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Time to stop being lazy and watch the rest of the shows this season
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>>101403288
This is what the thread/poll accomplishes
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I'd vote No-Rin if it hadn't a worst girl that's probably going to win in it. It's the first time I hate a show for a character.

Seki-kun wins pretty easy, although Pupipo! is also nice.
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>>101402911
Shit m8, now you need to do one for Seki-kun.
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>>101403043
I don't want my favourite shows to become popular, I don't want more shitposters in threads.
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>>101403494
Seki-Kun is literally all of /a/
I tried hard to find someone saying they didn't like it and failed
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>>101403635
Shitposting happens because of coagulation, i.e. a hundred people all top-posting in a singular thread instead of 5-10 people each making informed posts in different threads. On imageboards this is (of course) the circlejerk, usually perpetuated by IRC/etc. on populated threads.
Making multiple shows and threads available spreads the population which makes it more difficult for those who would create circlejerks to do so. The quality of the threads for your shows should be unchanged albeit slightly more active
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Where the fuck is Chu2Ren?
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>>101403443
Yandere Christmas Cake Sensei is the best keyword character of the season. I like her scenes because they're totally off-the-wall and have nothing to do with the rest of the show
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>>101403923
This
>>101402969
Essentially second series, alternate setting, redux, second season are getting their own head-to-head poll. Chuu2 is not a new show
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>>101403712
I've seen a few. Either they were dissatisfied mangafags (quite rare) or people who didn't like its style of comedy (also quite rare). Of people watching Seki-kun there are those who think it's AOTS, think it's good, or think it's just ok.
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>>101404176
I almost wonder if some people do that on purpose just to be manga hipsters. "The manga was better" in every thread.
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>>101402306

Woah woah anon calm down, don't lump GJ-bu with that garbage. Except maybe Yuyushiki GJ-bu was SoL, but there was no actual pairings and no yuri subtext at all.
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>>101404362

No hard feelings mate. I haven't even seen GJ-bu, and I actually really liked NNB, co-AOTS with KLK for me. And for what it's worth you guys all seem pretty chill. I'm just saying that that GJ-bu was the show of the season that SoL fans watch because it's SoL, not that it's necessarily bad.
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>>101402306
>complaining about quality and cute girls doing cute girls
>Nisekoi is one of the only two shows worthy of a 7/10
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>>101404326
Pacing's too slow, bad production values, Yokoi's hair isn't fluffy enough, Yokoi's eyes are better in the manga, HanaKana's a bad fit for Yokoi, manga conveys the humour better, etc. Small-ish things, but legititimate opinions nonetheless. As a mangafag, I don't really believe in the aforementioned except that Yokoi really could have some better-looking eyes (it looked a bit off in the OAD) and hair. Shin-Ei did a great job on the adaptation, and was certainly more loyal to the manga than shows like D-Frag.
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>>101400063
>Sonico on the bottom with Mahou Sensou, and well below ImoCho
/a/ what the fuck?
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>>101404786
Sonico's fans are weekday types, it did way better in the first poll and it'll pick back up. Mahou Sensou, on the other hand, will probably be the first show eliminated from the list
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>>101404591

The story's not top-notch but the OST is great. But the shining star is, of course, SHAFT. The cinematography and art is great and just makes is fantastic to look at. It's just a pretty show. Did you see the thumbnail pictures in the post you quoted?

>>101404786

Sonico and Mahou Sensou are easily the two worst shows this season, pic related.
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>>101404786
Sonico might be the worst SoL I have ever seen and Mahou Sensou it's just a bunch of cliches put in one show, just like Nisekoi
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>>101404969
Nisekoi is a 5/10 at best by that description.
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>>101404969
Sonico's first episode was 2/10 for sure, but after that it has been much better, if you haven't seen the three after that you're missing something... A lot of the first episodes this season were outright bad (WCW, Sonico, Pilot's Love Song, Chuu2, Buddy Complex) and then the shows went up from there
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>>101404542
>GJ-bu
>SoL
It was borderline haremshit. Try Minami-ke S4
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>>101405139

If the style doesn't grab you, sure. But anime isn't all about story. If I didn't care about animation or art or music or voice acting or anything but story, I'd read books since they have much more to offer than anime.

>>101405312

Eh. I find it hard to believe Sonico actually becomes worth watching. Maybe I'll pick it up again in five years when we have a thread "remember the best year of anime ever, 2014?" and someone posts a reply "pic related, Sonico was an underrated gem to kick off the year".

But no sooner.
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>>101404969
It's the "game is good because the graphics are good" argument that's bait even in /v/.
Sure, it looks good, it sounds good, but everything else is shit.

>>101405126
Sonico picks the hell up after the first episode.
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>>101405484
5/10 doesn't mean it's bad in any way, though, probably just something I would not recommend, a 7/10 is something like Jinrui or MSSS.
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>>101402911
SHAFT style: Noragami, Nisekoi
Ikuhara/Nakamura style: Zvezda
GoNagai/Trigger style: Kill La Kill
Animation/artstyle otaku: Kill La Kill, Space Dandy
People who daydream about being in Lagoon Company, HCLI, Dollars, the Baccano gangs, etc: Zvezda
Train(wreck)spotters: Nobunagun, Samurai Flamenco
Lolicons: Zvezda

Of course there's plenty of overlap. Also consider how well off people who just like comedies are right now. Why is everything this season so damn funny?
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>>101405546
This is mostly true
Nisekoi is not the Farcry of anime though
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>>101405546

>It's the "game is good because the graphics are good" argument that's bait even in /v/.

But that's true. Even though Dear Esther had pretentious dialogue and next to no gameplay it was one of the best games of 2012. Anything can be carried on one outstanding aspect as long as the other aspects aren't so horrifically terrible they make it unbearable.

>>101405566

Haven't seen MSSS since I forgot to watch Neko when it aired and I've been too lazy to catch up. As for Jinrui though, I'll say while I do believe it to be the objectively better show, I'm enjoying Nisekoi more. Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy Jinrui, just that I'm having a lot of fun watching this.
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>>101405570
>trainwreck spotters
Where is Wizard Barristers, Nobunaga the Fool and Buddy Complex?
Also, Zvezda should also fall under "Pinky and the Brain: The Anime". Animation otaku should also be all over Wizard Barristers and possibly Mikakunin de Shinkoukei.
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>>101400063
What show is this, OP
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>>101406190

___K___
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what anime is that gif from?
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>>101406190
sensei is bets.
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>>101406190
>>101406285

Stop.
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>>101406285
[K]
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>>101406285
Boku no Oppai
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>implying Z/X Ignition isn't AOTS
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>>101406672
>It isn't
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>>101406190
>>101406285
>>101406265
>>101406316
>>101406511
>>101406534
>>101406591
pls
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>hamataro that low

It's like you guys don't want to enjoy Darker than Black Season 3
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>>101406866
But Homotora isn't Darker than Black...
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>>101407041
It might as well be with all the similarities
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>>101401093
>slice-of-life
>not AOTS material
You probably haven't been here too long, have you?
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>>101406285
It's from Boku no Maken-Ki 2
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>>101405570
>SHAFT style
Also Sakura Trick.
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>>101405889
>as long as the other aspects aren't so horrifically terrible they make it unbearable.
Alas, this doesn't happen in Nisekoi. It's cliches used on top of cliches.
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Voted for DOKI DOKI SURU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEVKvI9op8U
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>>101400063
>Sakura Trick
tumblr is strong in this one
>Noragami
The shows doesn't make many mistakes, looks nice and has Lotus Juice
>Space Dandy
Biggest show of the season
>Sekai Seifuku
Popular as well with the DtB writer being involved - Also Loli
>Nisekoi
Shaft
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>>101407596
Based Tyrone
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>>101402306

Anime is escapism. Cute perfect girls living happy lives is the prime example of that.

It's not just about cute girls doing cute things. Many of these shows are crap and sell like crap. These shows you listed are just good, fun and relaxing.

Most people here are 20+. We are way past the phase when we enjoyed edgy action crap.
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>>101402426
>Space Dandy
>fanbase

It only gets the votes of fags from /v/. Shit is unpopular as fuck.
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>>101400063
This shit is really cancer level. ZX Ignition is AOTS and it's not even listed. It also has the best ED.
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>>101407967
I haven't seen one thread for it
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>>101407914
>It only gets the votes of fags from /v/
You mean /co/, because every Space Dandy thread looks like this:
>this episode is great
>best thing ever
>lel epik meme
>fuck off to /co/
>what's wrong with /co/
>kill yourself
and 300 more posts like these with why /co/ is a shithole and why space dandy is greatest thing ever.
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>>101408904
Isn't that what every thread on /a/ looks like nowadays?
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>>101408965
No.

He forgot about /v/ and "it's shit."
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>>101407841
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I can't even tell if sakura trick winning is some sort of joke
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>>101409428
Of course it's a joke. These polls are always proxy wars. Also that shit can't be AOTS
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>>101400063
Ace of Diamond is the best! Christ-Sempai for husbano of the year.
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>>101400063
Oh wow, Tonari no seki-kun has an anime this season? I didn't recognize it, I guess I'll pick that up.
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>>101409428
Yurifags are known for proxying things along with shitposting. They're kind of awful.

No offense.
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>>101412397
Yeah, i remember how they proxied Yuyushiki the last time.

Also: You just need to look into their threads.
>Strike Witches
>Madoka
>Yuru Yuri
Nothing but waifufags and /u/ circlejerk. Makes me wonder why mods haven't banned those yet like the last time.
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>>101408564
It's because they already spoil what's going to happen later in the 1st episode so there's almost nothing to discuss.
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Mikakunin is way too low.
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>>101412397
>No offense.

None taken.
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>>101412345
Anime short is kind of an unfair setting, since the length isn't standardized. It's much longer than some of the others.
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>>101410679
Kyaputen is husbando of the decade.
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>>101413216
fuck off
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>>101413434
No, you fuck off, Sawamura.
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>>101400063
>those results
Holy shit. I am watching every anime from 1-14, and I've dropped every anime from 15-22 on the first poll, and I'm watching every anime 1-3 on the short anime poll.

Does this mean that /a/ has finally molded me into the perfect anime fan?

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