Another season, another load of garbage.
how could a anime called Masked Maid Guy not be worth watching?
Another thread full of opiniunz.
No, your post is the garbage anon.
kyou kara maou is awesome
It's funny because anon says this every season. Except the 2006 season.
any new animated series get mentioned.
HOW DARE YOU INSULT MASKED MAID GUY
THE MANGA IS AMAZING ;_; FOR SHAME.
Yeah, well, its not about what you think is it?
you forgot the caption for Tower of Druga:
OP is probably a fag who was all "PRINCESS TUTU? An anime about ballet? Looks pretty faggy, fuck that shit."
TOO BAD NO ONE IS TRANSLATING IT
Also refer to it as Kamen no maidguy it sounds cooler
Anon says every season is garbage, yet somehow manages to find something worth watching. The only season I can't think of that being applicable was the season that had Code Geass and ONLY Code Geass on.
>12 year old fodder
>Chi's sweet home
I would sacrifice the souls and bodies of all my men, all those who I ever cared for or loved, all to see you dead.
no Rozen Maiden 3 is autofail. i bet we get Lucky Star 2 before Rozen Maiden 3
I think "Masked Maid Guy" is a perfectly fine, and in fact hilarious, name. It's going to be a dumb fanservice show, but at least there'll be a monstrous masked maid guy ^______________^
The overall season lineup looks good, though. I'm in high hopes.
Code Geass R2 only thing worth watching.
And even then it's going to be average at best.
Whar is my Full Metal Panic season 4?!??!?!?1? Watching Gundam 00 makes me realize how much of an utter cocktease towards getting more FMP it is.
Fucking Kyoto, stop making shitty Key novel games into shitty anime series.
have you even looked at the manga?
Care to explain what's wrong with that assessment?
If you can't find it within yourself to make fun of shit like Code Geass and Blassreiter, you don't deserve to steal this shtick.
>>10155027 Code Geass R2 only thing worth watching.
Kaiba is the only show worth watching. And it's going to be awesome.
Your kidding right? There so much stuff I'm watching this season.
Because every ep is EPIC CLASSICAL MUSIC
Where's my Planetarian anime? That's the only good novel ever released by KEY.
Already read it. Apparently there's a sequel though? Or did i just imagine that on bakaupdates manga or sth
WE DON'T NEED MORE FMP
IF YOU WANT IT THAT BAD READ THE NOVELS/MANGA
At least 90% of everything ranges from shit to mediocre.
This is nothing new.
Looking for an anime to watch this next season? Look no further than THE LIST
Pictured: THE LIST
Guys, you seem to be forgetting...
You take that red text off Gyagu Manga Biyori, You... YOU...!
I almost choked on my beef jerky LOLing.
And if ANYONE says something bad about Kaiba, they will burn in hell.
I'll fangirl Kaiba. Will watch Macross Frontier, Chi's Sweet Home and Golgo 13 with lesser hopes.
Sorry, Cirno, according to my Universal Media Scale, Chi's Sweet Home sucks because of low quality animation.
How do you know that?
I will lol when it turns out to be shit.
I'm watching everything in ⑨'s list. Except Chi's Sweet Home. Replacing that with Code Geass.
I love how you write off Macross F as "yet another Macross cash-in" when there hasn't been a Macross TV series in *thirteen years* (and even the last Macross OVA was 3-4 years ago).
I haven't completely given up on Real Drive yet, but the visuals have definitely made me skeptical.
MOTHERFUCKING KAIBA is going to rule, though.
Don't forget he looks forward to Code Geass.
I'll watch Itazura na Kiss if its a decent romantic comedy. And Vampire Knight is shoujo action, like X.
Is anyone actually subbing Chi's Sweet Home?
>Except Chi's Sweet Home
looks like this season's for girls.
Blassreiter, Geneon Nitroplus collaboration. That and the Tower of Druaga look okay. Chii's Sweet Home looks like visual diabeetus. The rest are all either unappealing or fucking yaoi fanservice. Senno Chosashitsu may be ok too.
This year's eighth issue (released on January 24) of Kodansha's Morning magazine has announced that Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home cat manga will be adapted into a television anime series this spring. The story centers around a kitten who gets lost after walking out into the real world for the first time. A boy named Yōhei Yamada discovers her, but the Yamada family's apartment building prohibits pets. After failing to find a new home, the Yamadas decide to defy the rules and raise Chi themselves. Most of Chi's coming-of-age stories revolve around the Yamadas or the cats, dogs, and the occasional rabbit that live in the neighborhood.
>>10155165 Don't forget he looks forward to Code Geass.
I don't see how the two are related.
God, your taste fucking sucks.
i don't think you would need subs
FUCK YEAH NIGGERS CHI'S SWEET HOME IS THE BEST FUCKING ANIME OF THE YEAR
Well, they share series composer. And GN probably meant that as making his opinion invalid.
I thought you'd be quoting the "Replacing that with Code Geass" part too. ( ﾟ_ﾟ)
EVERYONE KNOWS WE'RE ALL WATCHING CODE GEASS R2.
Possibly. Would still be nice to have them.
Chi's Sweet home is the next Haruhi
I failed to even finish season one.
Also the fact that it's dumb housepet segments of Planet's Funniest Animals in animated form.
Sure, regardless of how good it actually is, you've got a director's cock to suck and an image to uphold. Might as well not even watch it, you've had your opinion spoonfed to you about it already!
Hang on a minute. One of the biggest attractions of Real Drive IS Production I.G.'s visuals. What makes you think they're not going to be up to par?
Has the more promising trailer out of all the shows pictured, for once.
Himitsu isn't yaoi, the chick does shoujo and supposedly it's a horror supernatural title. But it might fail for the reason that they only have 3 volumes of material to work with and most likely would hit fillers halfway of a most likely 12 episode run.
Neo Angelique is another Fuushigi Yuugi ripoff and Vampire Knight has one gay and that's not very clear if he's gay or plain crazy.
Toshokan Sensou's main is supposedly a reverse trap... I think.... fuck.
I for one am looking forward to season 2.
BUT IM SUCH A FAGGOT AND SO ARE THE REST OF YOU ANONS, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF SHIT YOU WATCH.
So get to your corners and get started on your autofellatio, wankers.
Looking forward to the sci-fi and oddball stuff next season. Gyagu Manga woooooo.
Not yet, but I was going to since we might be subbing it.
Is this Ghost Slide level trolling or are people on /a/ actually going to watch Chis sweet home?
yes, I do
You mean, the same IG that churned out "visually exciting projects" such as Stand Alone Complex or Blood+?
Because IG's TV offerings are never up-to-par.
The 15 second one where the single animated portion is an undulating comet-like thing? Your bias is showing
Spicy fox ass.
Are you saying SAC didn't look good?
You know what's shit? Anons who complaining that this season is shit because none of the mango he reads is having an animu adaption this season and doesn't lurk the fuck moar.
This season been the best in a long while that even an exclusive mangafag wants to watch more than three animu a season.
So fuck you. 10/10. I raged.
what are the chances of season 3 being subbed? season 2 isn't even done
I don't think we watched the same trailer.
I'm thinking more along the lines of Ghost in the Shell. Clean, smooth animation, fairly decent blend of CG.
Fuck yes, you are the best character ever!
FINALLY! MORE YAOI FUCK YEA!
I will watch this show only for the other girl
Shit animation. Autofail.
SAC's visuals were not only awfully inconsistent in terms of actual quality but terribly designed. The images we've seen from RD showcase the same style, which makes me sad.
-Really Looking foward to-
Nabari no Ou
Himitsu - Top Secret
Allison & Lillia
Chi's Sweet Home (Fuck yeah kitties!!!)
Revolver and Scotch
-Kinda looking forward to-
Nijuu Mensou Musume
DFC wolf girl? OH YES
It will likely have the best animation out of any show airing this season.
I read the pilot manga for Bus Gamer, it's not about the vidya. Not necessarily good either way though.
>>why do I sense yaoi?
Because you're an idiot, It's shoujo.
What about Library wars? It's also by IG.
What? Not manly enough to watch shoujo?
Don't listen to this guy. He likes Infinite Ryvius.
Show me the real one then, because the one I saw had little to no information in it. I can still be convinced, just not led along by every damn word Cirno says.
I'm avoiding Allison & Lillia and Revolver and Scotch on visual style alone. Goddamn awful color scheme.
Infinite Ryvius was a really good show.
Opinion is only your opinion
All I can say is "lol"
These terms do not exclude one another.
Fuck yeah only for that slut
I love shoujo. They normally have better writing and characterization than shounen, they also have better story telling. I hate my animes to be filled with cutsey moe character just as much as I hate then to be filled with stupid sexy bishies.
I do like me some Ryvius.
No. It suffered from the usual Sunrise exploitation and terribly contrived characterization. It relies extremely on cheap shock value, I can't appreciate stuff like that.
I will only watch Kaiba, Macross F and Chi's Sweet Home. I'll give Golgo 13 a try, but I have no hopes for the new IG show.
Is this some Saiyuki?
We're hoping there would be wars in a library.
What? Every shoujo is filled with sexy bishies, man. Actually most of these shoujo has some beautiful girls as well.
I'm serious. SAC showcases some awful design. The characterizations are top-notch, but I really, really dislike the visual direction.
I was really disapointed when I saw Revolver and Scotch's character designs. 5 years of work and that's what they come up with? But I still have hope that it can be good.
Not saying it's anything but. I can't make any jusgments of substance unless the shows are actually out can I? And even then my opinion still does mean tits.
So what was so bad? Character design? Cityscapes? Vehicles?
It's probably the same trailer, but it showcased a lot more animation than just the layered "flame".
>I was really disapointed when I saw Revolver and Scotch's character designs.
Seconded. They just looked like generic plasticized anime characters, I'm disappointed.
This pattern reminds me of a certain failing entertainment industry.
xxxholic because i need more amusing noodle images.
Amatsuki is FABULOUS.
Why are people watching Macross F?
I'm not even trolling, just curious. It just seems like such a contrived and generic show that uses the same tried-and-true formula to milk money out of fans.
So what's the draw? Nostalgia? Mecha? Nyan nyan girl?
This man has opinions I can respect, even if he likes things I don't.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm checking out the new Yugioh series for the lulz.
CHILDREN CARD GAMES ON BIKES, FUCK YEAH!
Besides the obvious character designs, the overall visual construction was uninspired and formulaic. I'm talking coloring and framing, the everything.
>Nyan nyan girl
That's more than enough reason.
It includes giant big-breasted woman that become cute sexualized young girls, CGI action, awful coloring scheme and script by the mind behind Mai-Hime and Code Geass. It's hopeless.
Because we're expecting a good story. Plus I'm a longtime Macross fan. Plus Alto-hime makes me terribly, terribly gay.
Most of them. I like teh shoujo aimed mroe at the younger set of girls, but it's not to young to be kodomo.
I'm planning to watch it for nostalgia and mecha, I hope there will be more to the show than that though.
THAT'S LIKE, JUST YOUR OPINION, MAN.
I really love the character design for Kaiba.
Do you have to ask? Really?
It's actually because Macross is an established franchise, and I have positive experience with it. The CGI was impressive, and Ranka Lee is mai waifu, but the main draw is that it's Macross, and it has a shot at being something special
A good story from the mind behind Mai-Hime?
But the staff listing sucks. And the design is terrible, if decently animated.
The CGI is decent other than the asteroids, though.
Kuroniko is the best character design. My opinion is infallible. No arguments.
Haha, yeah, "decently" animated.
The first episode looked like a fucking OVA
Shock-value exploitative bullshit.
Mai-HiME was pretty fucking good.
Because Mai-Hime and Code Geass completely sucked and were entirely unredeemable shit, right? Damned trolls.
Got mecha-suckers to draw in.
Like ones that attract pedos?
Hey, even people like Mai-Hime until the end.
Whats this about Robotech?
No, it was genuinely good.
Yeah, see if I were watching I'd watch it for major lulz. Which is the reason I'm watching Otome sifr, for instance.
But I'm getting serious answers here. Which is interesting. Out of curiosity which do you think is the best Macross if I wanted to try one out?
Character movement? Kinda. Aquarion and Noein showcased better animation in their first episodes, for once.
>But the staff listing sucks.
It does, which is why the only two things I'm sure of this season are Kaiba, and Chi (Because Chi is going to be adorable. Not because it's going to be "Good" in the classic sense.)
I'm giving it a chance because it's Macross.
Had one of the biggest cop out endings I've ever seen.
I'm so tired of seeing you faggy trip day after day in /a/.
Do you ever sleep? Do you even watch anime? It's lie you spend you whole life in /a/.
Seriously, please answer! We can work this out somehow.
So? Ending != entire series
Just for that, I hope Chi's Sweet Home blows.
Stop caring about tripfags.
Decent animation and designs, but the writing was fucking awful.
This gets at least partially shot down every thread about the series, yet is regurgitated still.
No, it wasn't.
But the show itself wasn't good. It relied on cheap shock-value to entertain.
Of course not, but it didn't leave a nice impression of the show tbh. I did enjoy it up to that though.
>which do you think is the best Macross if I wanted to try one out
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Movie version of the original. Gorgeous even today.
How was it a good show? How were the characterizations consistent? How was it anything different from a soap-operaish melodrama?
I'm watching Tower of Durga~!
You may enjoy a bad show.
>>10155617 But the staff listing sucks.
I just looked up Frontier's staff listing and I'm failing to see how it sucks.
It can be watched as a stand alone with no prior knowledge?
i'll watch soul eater just because i have faith in bones, code geass 2 for the lulz, and macross f for the mecha. when will bones do another mecha anime?
It's pointless arguing how good or bad a show was. No one's opinion is going to change. All you can go by is how many people enjoyed it versus how many thought it sucked.
I think maybe /a/ should get in a habit of setting up temporary polls and deciding arguments that way
There's a thread at least once a week, I'd rather not continue to hijack this one. There was one yesterday.
What's Kaiba about?
I'll watch everything and then decide for myself.
You're blind. The man behind Gundam Seed Destiny is the writer.
>>10155818 writer comes from Sunrise's masterpieces such as Geass and MaiHime.
Newbie director, writer comes from Sunrise's masterpieces such as Geass and MaiHime.
I doubt even Bones can save a shitty mango which only redeeming factor was the fanservice.
Kaiba is about pure visual sex.
It's been described as a sci-fi lovestory.
I don't count for a newbie director necessarily a bad thing.
well i'm expecting a decent soundtrack and eye candy animation. i'll wait to see how bad the story is.
die in a fire.
MaiHime is not a genuinely good show.
By Masaki Yuasa, the guy that made Mind Game and Kemonozume!
He's not the man behind Gundam Seed Destiny you halfwit.
>>10155818 Newbie director, writer comes from Sunrise's masterpieces such as Geass and MaiHime.
Oh no, a guy behind two very well liked and successful shows, Macross is fucking doomed.
Doomed to being trolled by "I HATE ANYTHING POPULAR" circlejerk crew, that is.
Kaiba: In the future your memories are but data, the only government is corrupt, one man awakens with no memories and only the photograph of a girl he can't remember.
The people who subbed Zenryoku Usagi.
Hannah Montana is very well-liked and successful, she's so wonderful!
/a/ sucks now. People are actually defending Maihime.
The show was a sunrise abortion. The writing was complete dogshit.
Jesus Christ. Go back to narutofan.
>>10155893 Oh no, a guy behind two very well liked and successful shows, Macross is fucking doomed.
Not liking maihime makes you a joyless fucker.
LOL LESBIAN RAPE SHOCKVALUE
LOL MUST KILL EACH OTHER
LOL FARFETCHED MELODRAMA
Let's discuss Kurenai for a moment.
>>16-year-old Shintaro Kurenai is a Mediator - a specialist in settling squabbles between people. Despite his youth and easygoing nature, he is a man of some skills when it comes to protecting both his clients and his client’s interests. And then one day, he is approached by the daughter of a rich and powerful family asking him to be her bodyguard, which somehow ends up with him having a seven-year-old fan, landlord and self-proclaimed fiancé.
Anybody read the manga? Is this as creepy and pedo as it sounds?
sorry that your opinions are being contested, buddy
got to learn to accept it though
oh god I was beginning to think that I was the only one on /a/ that fucking hated Mai Hime.
>>writer comes from Sunrise's masterpieces such as Geass and MaiHime.
...holy fuck, sorry Nyan Nyan girl, I'm dropping this shit
Adaption is not a word.
Nope. I hated it too
Yes, unfortunately the amount of newfags in /a/ has reached a critical level if people are shitting on Mai Hime.
I don't hate it, but it is a comedy at best.
It could still be good, that's why I'm still giving it a shot. The staff just blows hard.
You're right, I just picked the worst guy from the list, he's only partially involved.
You are not actually contesting anything. You have to present evidence to contest something. All you are doing is saying that you liked it.
Naruto is not good because people like it.
MaiHime is not good beacuse people like it.
Get real arguments.
Mai Hime is a show only loved by AnimeSuki, retard.
anon complains about every season, then they latch onto the "big series" of the season and kind of use the rest of the series' as fallbacks when the "big series" goes through a shitty arc.
I predict Macross will be the series this time around. CG R2 will be popular but since it's a sequel it'll easily be trolled and thus no one will bring it up.
Will anything be as flawless as Noein?
The newfag is strong with this one. We loved it. We fucking loved Otome too, and it was shit compared to Hime. You just don't know.
My-Hime was well loved by /a/ during it's tv run, with the exception of the last episode.
How about YOU go back there you fucking newfag.
hey guys, what's kaiba about?
It's not as pedo as it could be. It hovers around as pedo as Leon was.
I see like at least 5 shows I'd watch, which is more than the last few seasons.
Fuck yeah, Kamen no Maid Guy, Soul Eater, Gyagu Manga Biyori, Kaiba, and Golgo 13.
I may even try To Love, but the manga is pretty bad so I'm not expecting anything.
Showcases how bad /a/'s taste was.
I said it was a Sci-Fi love story with gorgeous animation. (and everything else, actually)
It's good because /a/ likes it. Right?
I'm not even a Mai-HiME fan, but you haven't presented evidence yourself if you're >>10155929. All that was stated was that "the writing is dogshit."
I don't see any evidence here either - only an unsupported point of view.
ITT: MY OPINION ABOUT AN ANIMU IS FACT! YOU CAN NEVER ENJOY IT! GRRRRRRRRRR
But you don't now, fucker? /a/ had shit taste back then, it was only in 2006 when we were calling Fate/stay night the best anime since Cowboy Bebop.
Take a look at the cast. The plot is the opposite of that.
IT'S GOOD BECAUSE /a/ LIKES IT.
No, I still follow the franchise, even if it's doomed to be little more than fanservice now.
lol funny how this thread is a battle. The one we had on morning /a/ was an actual discussion about the new season without any trolling.
IN BEFORE ABICON.
Also, in before someone claiming that the Mai Hime and Mai Otome manga series were somehow superior to the respective anime series.
Morning /a/ also had a big ronery thread going on (it might still even be here). Weird, ain't it?
everything you say about the show can be flipped completely around as praise for it. ultimately it depends on our respective mindsets and what we've watched or are used to. so, really, there's no point in arguing about it.
what ultimately counts is whether it entertained us. if i enjoyed the sudden soap opera and lesbian rape, that's enough to be a plus point for Macross.
Proof that you've never seen it.
It was always nothing but fanservice.
/a/ was all over Mai-HiME when it was airing. Mai-Otome too.
Your enjoyment does not make something good.
I made that thread but forgot to put on my tripcode. The one with Chiaki as the OP right? I'm glad I didn't use it...
Exploitative lesbian rape? The usual Sunrise angry faces? CHARACTER MELODRAMA KILLAN? Sounds like fanservice to me.
you seem to be me
Alright, 10/10, you had me totally fooled.
So, guys... what was Mai Hime's theme?
/a/ doesn't watch anime
Hey/a/, /a/!What are the gay animes for this season?
So now anything used to appeal to fans, including plot elements, are fan service? Your trolling needs some work.
Well, yes. If your plot has no other purpose other than entertain, it is fanservice.
See: real arguments in actual Mai-hime threads. Note that this thread is about upcoming series, not Mai Hime, so pointing out any consistencies or plot qualities (clearly writers getting lucky) for a three and a half year old show for someone who isn't going to acknowledge any anyway is beyond the scope of it.
Shit, I didn't like Code Geass either and am not really looking forward to Macross, so there's no reason to defend it in that light either.
Staff are human though, and are capable of learning and improving (or getting cocky, greedy, pretentious or possibly senile).
Plot has no other purpose than to entertain the audience.
God I hate when people say that. But you're probably a troll and I don't want you to accomplish your mission. So I'll say this.
You dont watch anime, anon-kun.
Kyou Kara Maou and Junjou Romantica.
Then it is fanservice, nothing more. Had the show any other purpose? To showcase any artistic qualities? If not, then it is a fanservice show.
That would make it "entertainment", so your distinction is fuzzy. At best.
FUCK YES! Chi you are a cute kitty!
Fanservice means something to "please". If your plot exists only to "please" the audience, then it is fanservice.
I will watch for sure:
Gode Geass R2
To Love Ru
Any other series, if /a/ says it sucks, most likely i will watch it. If /a/ says its good, i will skip because it will be shit.
Oh wow. I don't even want to touch the Mai Hime argument with a 10 foot long pole but this made me laugh.
How dare stories be told to entertain people! Let's go read a textbook or instruction manual instead.
Art is merely another form of entertainment, and thus is 'fanservice'.
/r/ OP without the text
Oh yes I forgot. Anime is suppose to teach me quantum physics AND showcase the art used in children's cartoon right?
yawn, pretentious faggot
'Chi's Sweet Home'? I liked it better when it was called 'Where's Michael?'...
...ITT: Idiots who think ANY anime series is actually good
I don't care if you like it or not. I don't care if I like it or not. IT IS SHIT, AND YOU CAN'T CONTRADICT ME.
In b4 "gb2/jimjarmush/"
your right ;_;
Phew. I made it through that one without a scratch.
>>10156229 Fanservice means something to "please". If your plot exists only to "please" the audience, then it is fanservice.
biggest lulz in the thread
Expensive animation pleases the audience, correct? Is there a plot that is 'good' by your definition but no one liked? Does, for instance, having Masaki Yuasa direct equate to fanservice? It makes fans happy!
Thanks.so, no lesbians this time?damm
anyway, penis penis penis.......
Telepathy Shoujo Ran has one lesbian.
>anime is supposed to teach me quantum physics
You're damn right it is!
I never thought I'd see someone actually create a bigger meaningless criticism than "generic" or "uses plot devices", but you managed.
You know what I'll be watching.
Nope. A good plot is a plot with a purpose. You may have fanservice and still be good if you have an actual purpose. It's the same with animation. Your animation must be expressive, it must be part of the storytelling.
I think he means "please" as in "pandering." The correct word is "pandering."
But Kaiba has Mamiko Noto, so yeah.
Telepathy Shoujou Ran (the one with the bad-news gradient heart in the title) has Kana Ueda in a supporting role, so someone is bound to get at least yuri-subtexted at some point.
> A good plot is a plot with a purpose.
wow guys check it out we have a literary critic here
That's actually 100% accurate.
My advice to you is this: Never pursue a literary career.
just so you all know nibari no ou is gay as fuck and about someguy that HAS THE POWER OF GOD AND GAY.
So who here thinks Kaiba will be as epic as Noein? Anyone? What about you, Cirno.
God I love that retarded ostrich.
I'll just stick to being entertained by Japanese cartoons, thanks!
Most convincing thing I've seen so far.
Noein wasn't epic, it was pretty good but certainly not "epic".
But Noien is far from flawless. I can name over 20 better shows.
I don't know. Let's ask the guy with the time machine.
I don't rate Noein as highly as you do. It was very good, but Yuasa is one of the most important directors of the decade (potentially ever). I have ridiculously high hopes for Kaiba.
No anime is epic, the only one that comes close is LotGH. Epic is like Paradise Lost, or The Illiad + The Odessy.
Epic is a genre; Leiji Matsumoto's works tend to fall into the category of trying to be 'space' Epics. Star Blazers / Yamato are that way too.
FUCK YOU GUYS ;_:
Anyway, Cirno. What was your favorite anime, if you have one.
Do you really have to ask?
You mean everyone in this thread?
>>10156562 Anyway, Cirno. What was your favorite anime, if you have one.
What, you don't know? He never fucking shuts up about it.
Guess I forgot
Ignoring the poem part it still must be a detailing of heroic events that are significant to a nation or culture.
Pic also related in the sense that it's a tale of a hero, following one narrative on an ever expanding scope. It even matches the textbook definition right down to the poetry.
or are a massive newfag
It's Gurren-Lagann, because of the writing. How could you not've heard that before.
FUCK YEAH, CIRNO! 2nd favorite anime
THIS IS STILL GOING?
I liked you guys better when you were all droolin' over your waifus.
Hence why I mentioned Yamato.
And Epic Poetry and Epic as a "genre" are different, but a bit related.
It's a bit of a defunct storytelling device these days, and relies on being extremely monologic, which you don't get in most, if any, stories outside of those aimed at kids or prime time television dramas.
I'm pretty sure that the Chi's Sweet Home anime is going to be as underrated as the Noramimi anime.
Noein vs GL...
I like you. You defended your point without being an ass. You win. I concede.
It's a hero's tale, but it's too much of a strech for me to call it an epic.
It was pretty fucking amazing though.
>>10156766 It's a hero's tale, but it's too much of a strech for me to call it an epic.
Even though it concerns his brave doings to save all human life and conquer the gods themselves?
And the only reason I don't want to call it an epic is because I want to remain an elitist prick. It's got everythnig that an epic needs to be called an epic, including the epithets.
That's not an epic, that's just a Hero's Journey. They're different by quite a stretch.
I think the format and the way the story is told is more important in determining whether something was an "Epic" or not. But I also felt like it fits into the description quite nicely.
The only thing I see it lacking is that it was short at 27 episodes. It wasn't so much an extended narrative of a hero's deeds as it was an extended narrative of a hero overcoming the conflict.
So how isn't Noein epic? I've never seen a plot move me so much like it did.
Gurren Lagann came close.
Remember how they showed everyone in different time spaces? That episode was amazing.
Soul Eater: BONES shonen do want
Nabari no Ou: Tsundere male main character, ninja shonen with a TWIST
Himitsu: Yaoi? [ORIGINAL]
Allison & Lillia: Madhouse adventure based on light novels, sounds good
Real Drive: Sounds interesting- DEEP, utopia, etc. from creator of GitS. [ORIGINAL]
Kurenai: MEDIATOR ANIMU. Based on a light novel.
Kaiba: Sci-fi by Madhouse. Oldschool art. [ORIGINAL]
Chi's Sweet Home: Slice of life, like Tama and Friends, FUCK YEAH
Glass Maiden: Mystery?
Toshokan Sensou: "Library War". Based on light novel. Mecha?
Junjo Romantica: FUCK YEAH MOAR YAOI. Will probably watch even though DEEN is fail.
Bus Gamer: Intense gaming animu of the season
Neo Angelique: MOAR YAOI
Actually looks pretty good to me.
I would debate this seriously but we all know that in mainstream usage, 'epic' simply means heroic and portraying massive change or impact on a world-spanning scale. You can argue that that's technically incorrect but that's how the public understands it.
>Glass Maiden: Mystery?
You mean Revolver and Scotch.
Plus it's core is a love story that spans both time and alternate realities.
I'd call it epic, even if it doesn't fit some textbook definition of the word.
Although this is going to make this pretentious sounding, but just because public understanding agrees with something doesn't really make it right.
GL isn't really an epic, mostly because of what Cirno said--it has Simon overcoming a big enemy, sure, and saving the day--but that's not really much different than any other show that has a Hero's quest in it somewhere.
compared to an Epic like the Illiad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, etc., in the form of something like Yamato, you get some of the same things that you get in hero quests--but Yamato and the ilk carry social morals within themselves, meaning that yes you're following heroes here and that the heroes vision and the author/creator's vision is one and the same; this is "how" people should act or lessons they should "learn" by reading/watching.
GL is certainly a heroic show, but it's not really an epic in that sense. It's just a hero doing heroic things.
>So how isn't Noein epic?
Because we're talking about "Epic" as a literary genre. Not "Epic" as in impressive.
And they actually freaking end up together. How often does that happen?
Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking
Soul Eater just looks like a Ghost Slide ripoff to me.
>>10157053 Although this is going to make this pretentious sounding, but just because public understanding agrees with something doesn't really make it right.
Damn right, it doesn't make it right if you're speaking in a literary context. But you can't deny the word has a separate established meaning in mainstream usage, and here on /a/ is pretty much mainstream, even if we do have a few literary types inclined to argue about genre classification.
Anyway, next season will be good. I hope we can mainly agree on that.
>>Anyway, next season will be good. I hope we can mainly agree on that.
Every season starts out with "shitsux" and ends with "This season was awesome. Next one is made of fail"
A cycle that never ends.
Genre classification really only matters when someone does it "wrong", like saying "Dragonball is a romantic comedy," etc. Or, depending like here on what way people are using the word "Epic."
The fluidity of language makes it easy for words to mean a lot of different things, just like "EPIC POST" and "Epic poem" both have the same word, and they kind of mean the same, but not.
Anyway this season does look pretty good, or at least like I said earlier, it has at least 5 shows I'll watch.
I still call it an "Epic" if only because I have a loose definition of the word. It had many of the pieces to be an epic, and it was certainly more than a "Hero's tale" based on structure and dialogue alone, so even if it's not quite a tale of deeds, I still recognize it.
>Although this is going to make this pretentious sounding
Pretension doesn't matter, I hate that word. Don't even worry about it.
Actually, Gurren-Lagann carries an extremely strong moral code.
>but Yamato and the ilk carry social morals within themselves
Gurren-Lagann carries social morals within itself, actually.
>meaning that yes you're following heroes here and that the heroes vision and the author/creator's vision is one and the same
But they are. Simon and his companions grow, but they carry Imaishi's and Nakajima's visions.
>this is "how" people should act or lessons they should "learn" by reading/watching.
That was pretty explicit through Gurren-Lagann, too.