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Newtype ranking
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>>101842294
>Jesus hopped all the way up to 2
Did something happen recently?
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Who gives a shit?
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>CWC-chan 5th

Sonichu sure has some fanboys.
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>>101842294
>Haruka #1
okay who rigged the poll?
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>Kaiki 3rd
Fabulous.
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>>101842339

Remasters
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>Chihaya after Haruka

Why?
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>>101842425
I thought those came out months ago.
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Of what? Dicks sucked?
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>>101842294
>Haruka 1st
Fuck off killer, especially from my Chihaya.
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What is the top 10 ranking list on the right for?
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>>101842294
>Shiroe in top 10

Finally
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>>101842438
They are greatest pairings
#1 + #1 = best pair
#2 + #2 = second best pair
etc.
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>Kirito
>Saber
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>>101842466
Series rankings.
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>>101842294

>Homura
>7th

Well it is one of the most holiest numbers.
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>Kaiki on the list
Bravo, Japan.
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>>101842466
Popular shows
>Idolmaster
>KLK
>Gundam Build Fighters
>Madoka (movie presumably)
>Strike the Blood
>Nobunaga the fool
>Chuu2
>SAO
>Nagi no Asu Kara
>Noragami
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KIRA WHY WON'T YOU GO
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>>101842494
>KlK #2

So this means japs liked the last few eps?
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>>101842508
>Nobunaga the Fool
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>>101842483
That'd be kind of amazing if it were true. Amazing in that I would have no idea how anyone could ever hold those opinions.

Kaiki and Mikasa, Jesus and Chihaya... Crazy.
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>>101842526
it means newfags like KLK, which is already the case
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>>101842554
Cute.
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>>101842541
people like Kawamori still, somehow.
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>>101842294
>Lacus gone

YES
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>>101842578
The magazine is called NEWTYPE
Of course its a magazine for NEWFAGS
Are you stupid or somrthing????
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>>101842387
You surely know that there is a new idolmaster game that will come out in May 2014, right?

>Producer 10th
>Haruka 1st
>Chihaya 2nd
>Yayoi 6th

and also
>Super Sonico 5th

they love idols and idol anime.
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>>101842578
the people who are voting for Kirito and Asuna to be on the list are the people who are voting for KLK. This magazine's readerbase is actual teenagers.
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I Araragi ever not on that list
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>>101842689
Teenagers like anime? Shocking.
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>>101842677
I still don't get how Haruka is the most popular among the girls
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>>101842689
Just like the anime watcherbase
And you, Anon-kyun
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>>101842294
Is Kira being on the newtype rank a meme in Nippon? Do people just vote him to maintain the status quo, or does he really have a fanbase rabid enough to keep him on there for this many years?
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>>101842294
Kaiki, you're finally getting what you deserve!
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>>101842294
>Mikasa third
>Sonico fifth
Once again, 11s prove their shit taste
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>JESUS STILL GOING STRONG
sasuga japan
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>>101842740
I'm pretty sure there was a HD rerelease of Destiny or SEED relatively recently
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>>101842761
He was on there for a long time before the remasters were even on the horizon.
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Based Jesus
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>tfw Kyon and Lelouch will never make dominate the charts again.
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>>101842740
He has a massive fanbase. Absolutely massive. The fact that he always remains in the top 5 is one of the Seven Sacred Pillars of Japanese otakudom.
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>>101842811
>>101842740
Same goes for Saber
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>>101842294
Our lord and savior, protecting us from evil all this time.
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>>101842800
>mfw Lelouch is still there at 7, and was 4 last time around
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>>101842800
>wanting old as shit garbage that has not been relevant in years to be there somehow
noooooooooooooope
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>>101842434
DESTINY is re-airing right at the moment.
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>>101842689
Well, Kirito and Asuna actually deserve a place in that list (with the new anime series coming soon there was probably a lot of articles in Newtype and other otaku magazines).

Kaiki and the Idolmaster producer, on the other hand...
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>>101842878
>DESTINY is re-airing right at the moment
The ride just never ends for the elevens, does it?
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>>101842294
I wonder if Jesus and Lelouch will still dominate the Newtype polls 20 years from now when my children will be watching anime
>inb4 having children
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>>101842842
Saber hasn't been on there that long though, has she? Only since 2006 or so, I thought.

Whereas Jesus and his bitch were there from 2002/2003.
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>>101842920
Nope, and they fucking love every minute of it too. The box sets have been selling well.

SEED movie soon.
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>>101842945
>Saber hasn't been on there that long though, has she?
Of course not, but she's not leaving any time soon.
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>Kira Yamato from 4 to 2 again
God fucking damnit Fujoshis
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/@/ stronk
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>Shiroe in top 10

Dat self-insertion.
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>>101842984
WAIT WHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS' GIRLFRIEND SHE ISNT ON TOP 10
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That ranking is misleading.

It doesn't work with our regular counting system. You may think Arararararagi is Number 1 but it's actually Kira Yamato.
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>>101842294
Jesus strong.

Gundam SEED Origins when?
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>>101842294
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>>101842294
>Arararagi #1
There are girls who actually find this creep attractive?
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Who else in 6-10 ranks?
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>>101842911
But Kirito and Asuna are shittily written characters, Asuna especially.
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>>101843014
It can't be helped.
Idolm@ster took up 3 spots, Mikasa/Asuna/Homura/Shinobu are still riding their respective series' hype waves, and Yukina/Sonico are both too delicious.
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>>101842951
Only once Morosawa dies from Japanese Cold.
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>>101842652
Thats the worst joke ever, newfag.

Newtype is old fag as it gets, you should be 0079 years old to read it.
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>>101842945
Jesus fell off the chart once and then the earthquake happened.
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Shitragi beating Jesus?
As always elevens have shit taste.
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Kirito is the new Jesus why didn't you stop it /a/?
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>>101842740
He is a best character ever created? And would kick your sorry ass behind monitor if he ever got serious about it?
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>>101843083
>Can't into Nip
Fucking newfag.

>Eren Jaeger
>Lelouch Lamperouge
>Oda Nobunaga
>Shiroe
>Producer~
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How are people still surprised by elevens having shitty taste?
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>>101842294
Jesus STRONK
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>>101843083
Erin
Lelouche
Oda Nobunaga (ZA FOOOOOORU)
Shiroe
Producer (Aka Miura)

Probably too slow, but wateva
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Who's in number 8 (male), 8 and 10 (female)?

Cannot into moon runes is suffering...
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>>101842920
Destiny is most successful gunda, and was most successful anime until Bake and Madoka beat it. Its still 3rd.

Silly /m/ hate aside - its what saved Gundam franchize from extinction.
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>>101843083
They're at all Katakana names, you have no excuse.
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>>101843141
Sonico fulfills the Japanese need for a pink-haired, big-breasted girl on the ranking too.

>>101843083
>>101843183
>Takatsuki Yayoi
>Akemi Homura
>Himeragi Yukina
>Assuna
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>>101842984
>kira
>fujoshits
You must be gay to not appreciate our Lord and Savior.

Fujoshits vote Gintoki.
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>>101842387
>>101842677
>>101842733

Forget the games.

There was a fucking movie released two weeks ago.
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>>101843235
It's so badly written though.
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After S2 i like Kaiki even more than Arararagi but i am glad he is high up.

Sonico is pretty popular too i see even though the anime itself is rather plain to be honestly, also
why is Sonico always wearing the headphones, even in the bath scene she just wrapped them into the towel?
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>corporate whore at 5
Jesus Christ
At least our savior is still there
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>>101843305
If you remove the headphones, she dies.
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>>101842294
>Lacus gone
hahaha oh wo-
>Takao also gone
this isn't cool, Japan
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>>101843305
She's a corporate mascot for Sony Headphones.
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For those who can't into moon:
Males 6-10
Eren Jaeger (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Oda Nobunaga (Nobunaga The Fool)
Shiroe (Log Horizon)
Producer (Idolm@ster)

Females 6-10
Takatsuki Yayoi (Idolm@ster)
Akemi Homura (Madoka)
Himeragi Yukina (Strike the Blood)
Oshino Shinobu (Monogatari)
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>>101843305
those are her ears
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If Lacus is gone from the female list Kira will punish us. I'm scared what Jesus is going to so guys they said in the bible Armageddon would befall the non believers
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>>101843305
It's like Iku Musume and her hat. They are apart of her body.
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>>101842760
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>>101843355
>tfw no qt sennheiser waifu
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So is this the face of what fujoshi are into nowadays?
I can support this.
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>>101843414
Lacus just took wacation to visit Diana Sorel.
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>>101843318
>Reminding me of ENIS

Fuck you.
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>>101842294
>GBF at third

SUNRISE STRONK
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>>101843424
>Dog only feed on shame
Every time.
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>>101843108
It seems like you are surprised that badly written anime is popular.
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>>101843414
Those who believe in Idolm@ster will be saved
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>>101842294
>Araragi and Kaiki at the top
Even now there is hope for Japan
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>>101843459
For what is essentially a grandiose toy commercial, GBF is much better than I thought, character-wise and mecha-wise. I'm glad the nips think so too.
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>>101843472
I know I shouldn't be, considering how well Seed does over there, but I am.
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>>101843489
Seasonal husbandos. Similarly IM@S girls are not here to stay.
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>>101843424
Will Shinn ever be loved?
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>>101842294
>Idolmaster, Kill La Kill, Gundam all above Madoka

BLOWN THE FUCK OUT
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>>101842294
iDOLM@STER girls strong. And yay kaiki 3rd place.
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>>101843224
Oda Nobunaga from Nobunaga the fool probably.
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>>101842632
>**1,811位 (***,220pt) [*,**1予約] 2014年04月25日 【Amazon.co.jp限定】ノブナガ・ザ・フール I (アニメ描き下ろしクリアスリーブ付き)(完全数量限定) [Blu-ray]
>**4,238位 (***,129pt) [*,**1予約] 2014年04月25日 ノブナガ・ザ・フール I [Blu-ray]
They do? The preorders are fucking terrible.
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>>101843672
newtype readers are teenagers, they don't buy anything.
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>>101843672
Its most discussed show along with Wake Up Girls. Just as /a/, in japan "liking anime" does not directly correlate with sales. Valvrave and Gargantia were more discussed than SnK too.
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>>101843593
The girls are Himeragi Yukina (Strike the blood) and Shinobu
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>>101842294
>Chihaya #2
Why does Japan continue to like such an insufferable, ugly cunt rag?
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>>101843832
Why are you such a faggot?
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Oh God the Father your son Jesus goes retarded again.
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>>101842984
>fujoshi
Your ignorance shows.
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>>101842339
Now that Saint Oniisan has an anime that's all I can think of whenever someone mentions him.
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>>101843998
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>>101846134
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Those horrible horrible tastes.
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>>101842294
what happened to Humanity's Strongest?
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>>101846165
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>Haruka first.
What the FUCK, No Azusa or Yayoi? At least Sonico is 5th.
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How can KLK be number 2 and yet none of the characters are in the top 10? Ryuko was like 20 the last time I saw one of these.

Elevens don't know bout our Gama.
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What were the results for the last 3 months?
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>>101842491
ANZU A SHIT
A SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
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>>101846279
Read the list. Yayoi is 6th.
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I want to fuck Yayoi.
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>>101847097
get in line
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>>101846318
Confirmed sunk in the latest episode.
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>>101846318
Seriously, why isn't our goddess Satsuki sama on top?
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>>101847508
She's too impure. Her clothes are too revealing and she's too powerful for the legions of beta otaku.
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>saber is still on the fucking list
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>>101847577
And with the new F/SN adaptation soon she's not going anywhere.

The King reigns eternal.
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>>101847659
What new adaptation?
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Where do these results come from anyway? Mag feedback? Site poll?
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>>101847788
Magazine postcard voting I think.
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>>101842294
>Araragi first
>Muh Kaiki
Nippon banzai
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>>101847779
Is the rock you're living under cosy?

http://www.fate-sn.com/
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Shit taste as usual.
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>>101842294
>im@s not miki
>sonico
upside is himeragi i guess
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>>101843079
>sexy
>funny
>kamiyan
>will fuck anything that moves
Of course
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>>101847905
But why? All we need is Heaven's Feel, not a complete remake.
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Nobunaga any good? Tried StrikeTB and it was rather lackluster. Girls were pretty, but don't know if I should give it another chance.
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>>101847905
Its a shame the small trailer they made is region locked
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>>101847905
Easy to find it on Youtube though.

>dat Emiya
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>>101848038
ooo
A heavenls Feel fan gere
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>>101848106
Nobunaga the Fool? Nothing special, but at least it's entertaining. Mecha design kinda sucks thou.
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>still wanting remakes/hashes of decade old material
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>Araragi, Kaiki, Aladdin
Pretty good if Kira and Kirito weren't there.

>two of the worst idorus, Mikasa, Saber, Sonico
Japan has such shit taste in waifus, fucking hell.
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>>101848106
Its Aquarion with historical figures. I personally love it.
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>>101845382
He does this every thread, just ignore him.
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Newtype is shit, literally any other rankings are more acceptable.
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>>101842294

Well done Araragi.
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>>101847659
Saber hasn't been constantly on the list, she comes and goes just like any other seasonal character. She's there now that FSN is relevant, she'll disappear after the new FSN is over and the next big thing comes around.
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>>101842294
At least this ranking is infinitely better than anything western faggots could sweat out.
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>>101849932
Good joke, show me a better ranking, faggot.
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>>101850023
She has been there since F/Z aired
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>>101850010
Araragi was first back when Monogatari 2 started airing, even though he hadn't even had any lines in the show yet.
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...Sonico is actually popular? Goddamn. She's the only thing that stopes her anime from being actually good.

Well, I guess her music is pretty good.
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>>101850023
She's been in the Top 10 since F/Z at the very least.
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>>101842294
>Haruka #1

Isn't she a dumb bimbo or some shit? I'm surprised she's number one and not Mikasa or Saber, or maybe that Finnish girl from Gundam or the MILF.
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>no lolis allowed
Welp.
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Who's a shota or loli that got into top 10 anyway? Legit ones, not those 300 yr old versions etc.
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>>101850311
Shota: Alladin.
Loli: none
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>>101850385
But Aladdin's age is a lie
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>>101850432
Is that so?
Well, he still looks so young that he's easily the most "child" character from the list.
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>>101842380
>>101842339
>>101842294
Kira may be up to 2, but at least Lacus is off the female side.
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>>101843530
>Seasonal
>IM@S is old as fuck
This butthurt
>Inb4 the movie blabla
They would be still there without the movie.
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Niwaka rankings by Niwaka Magazine Japan
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>>101852412
Jesus has been on there since before you were born. This isn't the work of newfags.
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>>101852496

Newtype hasn't even been around for as long as I have.
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>>101852016
>They would be still there without the movie.
lol no fucking faggot
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>>101850222
You are up for some whipping
Worm
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>>101854780
>dumb bimbo
just dumb, and clingy, so it's the perfect waifu for elevens
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>>101855209
Omoshiroi
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>Saber at #4
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>Jesus still going after strong after >a decade but nocked to 2nd place by a 2009 character
>3 year old idolm@ster shit dominating the female charts
Why are fujoshi so much more loyal than their male counterparts /a/?
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im@s stronk
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>>101843742
Kind reminder that worst selling anime of all times was watched by 120k for first episode and 45k for the finale.

>buying anime
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>>101856450
Jesus and Lulu are the only things on that list that are older than 2 years.
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>>101856570
>Stella
>worst selling overall
No.
It is the worst selling from titles where we know the numbers.

There is a long list of titles who probably sold less than 100 copies but we don't know.
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>>101842294
So what was it about the Idolmaster movie that made everyone want to vote that girl for number one?

Is there camrips available yet?
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>>101856824
No, we're going to have to wait for the bluray.
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>>101856743
Yea well I am going to stick with what I ACTUALLY KNOW rather than rely on speculation
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>>101856907
Is security really that tight? I mean, the Madoka movie and the Eva 3.0 movie had rips out within weeks, right?
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>>101856450
Less variety, fujoshi get -at best- 1 or 2 real fujobait series per season, male otaku get shitloads of cute girls every season
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>>101856953
Getting caught taping a movie is some serious shit. We might get a rip, but no one's holding their breath.
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>>101856824
She's the best.
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Kirito is finally taking his place again.

Happy to see that, haters get #rekt.
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Which otakus would still have anime news in magazine form these days?
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>>101857220
The worst kind?
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>>101857220

Newtype is a niwaka publication now.
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>>101842294
>Chihaya
>Below Haruka.
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>>101857220

anime magazines survive in Japan, because people are old. Old people only read in paper.
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>>101857042
The best? She looks like a 1960s reject with that helmet hair and hippie ribbons.
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Why is Seed so popular? Watched the first two episodes and it seemed so fucking bland, from artstyle, the grayish color palette and condom designs. I can't judge it after two episodes, but according to /a/, the plot is badly written aswell.
What's the fucking appeal? Characters?
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>>101857507
It's Jesus, ain't gotta explain shit.
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>>101842294
>Araragi number 1
>Japan's favorite male self-insert character who all the otakus want to be is number 1

What a fucking surprise.
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>>101857507
It's shit. Only fujoshi like it.
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>>101842294
>Haruka 1st
>Chihaya 2nd
>Sonico 5th
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>>101857549
>>Japan's favorite male self-insert character who all the niwaka want to be is number 1

FTFY
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>>101852412
>>101857274
>>101857620

What's "niwaka"?
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>>101857507
Seed is basically a re-imagining of the 0079, the appeal is for younger fans who haven't already been indoctrinated into liking Gundam. UC fags and people who haven't actually watched it lowball the quality of it. It's average, and thats it. The shit part of Seed comes from the overflow from SEED DESTINY. Also >>101857543 Jesus pretty much sells itself
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>>101857681
You are.
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>>101857681
A buzzword from before you came to /a/. It had a short life.
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>>101857507
The first Gundam for a whole new generation of nips. Also drama.
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>>101842294
Will a day ever come when Kira won't be on the ranking anymore?
Other characters resist maybe for a year after the show stops airing.
Jesus has been on the list as long as I remember.
Freacking Jesus
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>>101857883
I've been here 16 hours a day for 6 years and I don't know what it means. I think I saw it but never bothered to ask what it meant.
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>>101857220
You are aware they still buy physical Bd/DVD porn over there? I actually like that part of Japan. Fuck digital shit.
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>>101857681

Wannabe otaku kids who jumped on the akiba-kei/otaku/anime bandwagon in the late 00s. They favour shows by SHAFT and KyoAni and LN adaptions because they think it makes them 'otaku' when really they don't know anything about anime and go to places like Comiket and Akihabara just to say they've been to their friends.

It's basically like the 'lol I'm such a n3rd!!' culture in the west.

Signs of a a Niwaka Otaku (the worst type otaku, who wants to be an Otaku, but fails.):

>けいおん、ABが面白いとか言う奴
thinks K-ON! and Angel Beats are fun anime

>化物語とけいおんをやたら持ち上げてる
Recommend to people Bakemonogatari and K-ON!

>オタクであることを隠そうとしない奴
Tells everyone they are 'otaku'

>シャフトを絶賛
SHAFT fanboy

>堂々とアニメの話してる奴
Talks loudly about anime everywhere

>まどかマギカ、けいおんを観ている奴
Love Madoka and K-on!

>BDの売上が~って言う奴
Care about BD sales

>エヴァの新劇場版だけ見て TVアニメ版は見てない
Have only seen Eva Rebuild, never finished the TV series

>1年前はけいおんにハマってて, 今はまどかマギカにハマってるような奴
The people who love K-ON last year, and now into Madoka

>京アニ好きなやつはにわか率100%
>シャフト好きなやつはにわか率70%
KyoAni fanbase niwaka 100%
SHAFT fanbase niwaka 70%

>好きなエロゲブランドがkey、あかべぇ、Nitro+
fav VN studio : key, AKABEi and Nitro+

Went down a shitstorm on /a/ because most /a/ users are niwaka
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>>101858015
>Bd/DVD
>Fuck digital shit
...
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>>101857943
No. The last time he fell off the rankings for months on end, the Remasters were announced. He came back and never left since.
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>>101857971
Poser otaku. Like "i am a gamer" type of people or cultural christians. They only like hype and the medium is just a passing fad for them.
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>>101857883
>>101858022
>>101858154

So basically a "niwaka" is an anime hipster? Okay, now I understand what >>101857620 meant. It makes sense that the people who adore Araragi would be shallow hipsters, considering that the show itself is just as shallow and just as pretentious.
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>>101858022
Funny how some fag cherry picked some comments in a huge 2ch thread and decided what a niwaka is. /a/ took it more seriously than they did by a long shot.

It's like coming up with some random meme based on a single /a/ thread.

Here let me tell you 2ch's conclusion on what a niwaka is from the very same thread.

>楽しんだもの勝ち
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Where my fucking [believe] subs?
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>>101858236
you can quit samefagging now
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>no love for my idol waifu

Fucking Japan, they can keep their shit taste. She's the best idol in my heart.
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>>101858022
So, it's basically everyone on /a/?
Then what do they suppose makes a ''real'' otaku?
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>>101858236

They're not really hipsters because they don't really discern between tastes. You could show them the worst pieces of shit anime and they would like them (so long as they are new and will make them seem like Otaku for watching it).

>>101858331

>Funny how some fag cherry picked some comments in a huge 2ch thread

You mean like Yaraon and other Affi-blogs do all the time

>It's like coming up with some random meme based on a single /a/ thread.

But this has happened many, many times.

>Here let me tell you 2ch's conclusion on what a niwaka is from the very same thread.

>楽しんだもの勝ち

You cherry picked one comment from a niwaka.

Jesus it's like you know nothing about present-day otaku culture. 2ch was already flooded with Niwaka before that blog post (Originally posted on DQNplus, which you should be familiar with if you actually knew anything about 2ch).

The amount of damage control over the term 'niwaka' by other niwaka is amazing. Some people actually denied the existence of the phenomena full stop because they didn't want to believe it was true. Hence the 'it's just a troll buzzword' replies.
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>>101858022
Wow such knowledge
Must learn great
So cool much respect
U so cool now king of nerd
>.):

Faggot
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>>101858540
>"You kids these days with your angry rock music and your moe your generation is shit only MINE is good"

Hipster grandpa please kill yourself
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>>101858459

Otaku is someone who is heavily, maniacally obsessed with their chosen hobby. In the case of aniota (Anime otaku) they have watched just about every anime they can get their hands on, they are fanatical about facts and figures and are sticklers for details. Many otaku are very picky with anime and will not be impressed by churned out shows in the same way niwaka kids are. They are people raised on mecha and heavy sci-fi shows because series like Gundam and Gunbuster are autistic enough to provide data books full of completely unimportant trivia about the mechs and craft shown in the series.
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>>101842294
Idolshit STRONK
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>>101857441
SHE
IS
THE
BEST
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>>101858649
>>101858592

Niwaka damage control pls, you didn't convince anyone in 2011 either.
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>>101858656
Then less than 5% of all anime fans even including japan fit that. Otaku is a made up buzzword to keep weebs fighting while the Nips plot.
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>>101858792
>complains about buzzwords and plotting
>uses buzzwords and dismisses anyone who doesn't agree with him as a secret niwaka plot zombie

Its like using cancer to fight cancer
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>kill la kill is #2
>not a single characters is in the op 10

So they like the show but not the characters?
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>>101858858

>Then less than 5% of all anime fans even including japan fit that.

Exactly. Otaku is a subculture, not some kind of label for anyone who likes anime. There's a reason why shows like Madoka and Bakemonogatari have such high sales figures and it doesn't have anything to do with otaku.
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>>101858236
>anime hipster
More like an anime casual, which is the opposite of a hipster.
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>>101858988
Nobody has the courage to admit how gay they are for Gamagoori.
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>>101857220
Newtype is read by actual teens, not the stereotypical otaku.
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>Jesus Yamato #2

Glorious.
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>>101858996
Then why the fuck are you so buttmad? No one here claims to be an otaku so whats the point?
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>>101858022
This is superior to being an otaku, honestly, otaku isn't a good thing. People wanting to be it is weird.
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>>101859108

Who says I'm buttmad? I'm just telling you the situation because someone asked what a niwaka is.

>No one here claims to be an otaku so whats the point?

You might be surprised by this one. A lot of people were furious for months when they found out they were classified as wannabe otaku in Japan
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>>101859071
>Newtype is read by actual teens, not the stereotypical otaku
Can you prove that?
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>>101859234
Characters in the ranking are usually from main stream anime
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>>101859150

Here's some interesting trivia. Back in the 80s when Otaku culture had some kind of street presence, there was a movement of anime fans who were very knowledgeable about anime (and in some cases, almost obsessive) but they did not want to be associated with the otaku at the time because even by 80s standards they were creepy. They called themselves 'Yappies' AKA Young Anime People(s) and were supposed to be the 'socially acceptable' version of otaku. I have some scans of magazines featuring guidebooks, here's a translated one.
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>>101842294
>Lelouch
>Producer
what year is this, 2008?
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>>101859343
>Yappies
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>>101842387
Wasn't rigged... it was the idolmaster movie.
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>>101859341
>main stream anime
Of the top characters, I see very few that are actually mainstream.
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>>101859343

A Day in the Yappie Lifestyle

7:00 AM: A digital timer triggers the cassette Walkman, playing the day's wake-up song from a pair of mini-speakers. For a Yappie, "Hellow Vifam" is the perfect choice. Those looking for something more uptempo might choose the "Theme From Captain Tsubasa." but "The Arale-Chan Dance"? Never.

7:20 AM: The time before school is important for planning out the day ahead. After scanning through the newspaper's TV listings and checking that the VCR timer is properly set, a Yappie carefully selects the videotapes and character goods that they are bound to exchange with friends at least twice during the day. Also: mark anime magazine pages with likely topics for discussion. Before leaving house, blow a kiss at a selected anime poster.

8:00 AM: While walking to school, mentally rewind and review anime watched the night before so as to fix at least the screenwriter, voice actors, and animation director's names in memory.

8:40 AM: No need to be on the honor roll. It's more important to cultivate the ability to combine appreciation of anime with one's studies. "The Adventures of Meme" can be as educational as any class, and many things can be learned from the complicated lines of "Urusei Yatsura."

9:40 AM: Between classes, a Yappie never holds back from talking with their classmates. Remember, a Yappie is an anime fan -- not a fanatic. Mastering everyday sorts of conversational topics and adding them to one's anime repertoire keeps a Yappie fresh and interesting. Yappies are dedicated to changing the image of anime fans as nekura (gloomy).
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>>101859343
Yappie sounds hilarious.

>>101859234
It's all mainstream anime. I thought this was common knowledge.
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>>101857507
SEED is basically a re-imagination of the original Mobile Suit Gundam for a newer generation of Gundam fans. It is known for having Soap Opera-tier drama in it with little to no character development. The factions were retarded as fuck with the Earth Alliance and ZAFT being one-dimensional racists, while ORB is a nation filled with Mary Sues. Kira is basically portrayed as a moral teenager, while in Destiny, he's portrayed as an unstoppable force of nature that is never wrong and can bend the universe to his own will, while his girlfriend is a fucking pop idol turned politician at the age of sixteen. I mean, Kira was so perfect he was born perfect there is not a single fucking flaw in him and the only emotion he shows is when he cries. Universal Century purists hate SEED's guts and also writer is someone you would see write fanfiction on deviantart.
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>>101859471

>Bakemonogatari
>Sword Art Online
>Magi
>Gundam SEED
>Idolm@ster
>SnK
>Code Geass
>F/SN
>Madoka
>Sonico
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>>101859551
Jesus did you actually just type all that
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>>101859551

12:20 PM: Lunchtime is the perfect time to swap the latest anime info, trade tapes with friends, and exchange info with pals who are buying different anime magazines. But make sure to leave some time to talk with "normal" classmates too.

3:00 PM: School is out, and a Yappie uses this time to focus on their hobbies. A happy anime fan club is a good fan club. Gather together like-minded fans to chat, work on one's original animation production, or make handmade anime items.

5:00 PM: Drop by the local anime shop. Aiming for a time near closing when other customers are scarce, chat up the manager for the latest insider info. After the anime shop, drop by the record shop, book shop, and if female, the local gift shop, before returning home. Catch news on TV, then listen to the latest singles on the radio.
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>>101857552
You mistake. Learn more about Japanese fanbase before you post.
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>>101842294
Based 72 Brain problems
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>>101859674

7:00 PM: The time after dinner is perfect for enjoying one's "private anime life." After watching the anime one taped earlier in the day, write the daily entry in the anime logbook.

9:00 PM: After finishing up required studying and homework, prepare the weekend schedule by using the television listings to determine which shows to record. Now it's free time! Listen to a record, read a "young novel" or anime novelization, prepare for a weekend anime event, or work on your original anime cel tracings. And get to bed before midnight... Because a Yappie is a beautiful dreamer!

>>101859669

It's translated from the Yappie Handbook. A publication in the 80s
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>>101859636
He probably judges things by being popular on the other western anime sites, that only know SnK,SAO and JoJo from the last 3 years.
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>>101859636
>It's all mainstream anime. I thought this was common knowledge.
It isn´t common knowledge because they aren´t mainstream. Mainstream is shonen jump titles or stuff like that. SnK and Magi definitely. Mainstream is walking on the street, asking random people and they recognizing a character. That is mainstream. Justin Bieber is mainstream. Twlight is mainstream. Doraemon is mainstream. Most late night anime isn´t.
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>>101859551
Sound like /a/, who vigorously hide they powerlevel.
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>>101859780

Gundam, Madoka and Bakemonogatari all had higher sales than SnK.

I think you're confusing mainstream with mainstream. The titles listed are mainstream to anyone who knows about anime.
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>>101859724

Yappie's Guide to Love and Dating

The biggest agony of every anime fan is being perceived by those around them as "a gloomy type who doesn't stand a chance with the opposite sex because they're so obsessed with anime." In order avoid these sorts of misunderstandings (?), male and female Yappies must dedicate themselves to being both anime lovers and healthy students. In fact, the best attitude is to consider anime fandom as a way of actively increasing interactions between the sexes.
The general theory is that since they have the benefit of a shared interest in anime, when fans gather they can fully harness their personal resources and interest in anime to draw themselves closer to one another.

Yappie relationships may begin with visits to anime events or screenings, but once they proceed to invitations to vacation together at the beach or in the mountains, they have reached the level of "normal" dating. Yappie couples don't simply enjoy their love for one another. Because of their combined social networks of anime fans, it goes without saying that they enjoy a major advantage in gathering anime information than single Yappies.

Yappie dates proceed in a similar manner to Yappie vacations. In addition to attending the usual anime movies and events, they might stop by shops or visit other sources of information. But the critical thing is that before going home, they always stop by a coffee shop or ice-cream parlor and spend some time talking between themselves. Speaking openly allows a Yappie to check their information against the viewpoint of another person. Even if both sides share the same knowledge, they may weight it in different ways.
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>>101859780
Oh god, you can't be this retarded.
Peoplo who watch Naruto or one piece aren't even gonnna buy newtype if they don't watch late night anime
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>Haruka
>Above Chihaya
>let alone any other 765 idol

Truly, Japan has shit taste.
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>>101860043

He doesn't realize it's not black and white. He thinks late night TV anime = underground.
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>>101859990
How sweet...
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>>101859924
You spend too much time on /a/ sales threads. DVD sales don´t guarantee actual popularity.

>The titles listed are mainstream to anyone who knows about anime.
>Peoplo who watch Naruto or one piece aren't even gonnna buy newtype if they don't watch late night anime
That is my point. I was arguing against this post>>101859071
which said:
>Newtype is read by actual teens, not the stereotypical otaku.
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>Haruka #1
>Not Miki
>What am I even reading.jpg
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>>101860043
Magi is a shounen series. Airs at night. Same thing with SnK and Kuroko's Basket. And plenty of other stuff.
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JESUS FOREVER STRONK
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>>101860148

>You spend too much time on /a/ sales threads. DVD sales don´t guarantee actual popularity.

No, charagoods do. But you'd be stupid to think that SnK is more popular than Bakemonogatari or Madoka. Those two shows had the shit marketed out of them thanks to Aniplex and the peak of the Niwaka trend in 09-11.

I don't think you really understand what's going on in Japan. The shows listed in Newtype are mainstream, you've got an outdated idea of how anime is perceived in Japan right now.

And he's right. Newtype is read by niwaka kids. Not traditional otaku. There aren't enough otaku around nowadays to make a publication like that worth printing.
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>>101860171
They're both shit.
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>>101860113
>>101860171
Haruka won Newtype anime award 2012 as best female character.
Don't know why you guys are even surprised.
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>>101860301
What do otaku read then? Megami Magazine?
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>>101860148

Also I think you should see this:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-24/japanese-grade-schoolers-vote-on-their-favorite-anime

Go look at the actual source, there were kids voting for Ryu-Kyu-Bu
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>>101859343
>>101859551
>>101859674
>>101859724
>>101859990
This is some very interesting stuff. You should make a separate thread for that, anon.
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>>101860301
>But you'd be stupid to think that SnK is more popular than Bakemonogatari or Madoka. Those two shows had the shit marketed out of them thanks to Aniplex and the peak of the Niwaka trend in 09-11.
Can you prove that instead of just saying it is obvious? What I see is an anime with merchandise sold throughout any department store in Japan as opposed to some shows you can only find in otaku districts.

>>101860350
>online poll
Brilliant!
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>>101860465
>online poll
Well, yeah... Fertile ground for trolling and such.
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>>101857681
I remember lurking here during the niwaka thing. It was awful.
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>>101860347

There aren't really any magazines directed at otaku anymore because Niwaka are much more profitable.

Otaku are (or were) fanatical buyers of just about everything. In 2004-2005 some important events happened:

>Private rail opened which made Akihabara a destination point for commuters and Shibuya businessmen
>Yodobashi Camera opened in Akihabara
>Densha Otoko Novel/Movie gained massive mainstream popularity

When this happened, the businessmen passing through Akiba saw the otaku buying obsessively in Akihabara and also heard about Densha Otoko.

Think about it, if you can get a dedicated audience of customers who will religiously buy your goods, you can make serious serious cash.

But the otaku were very much a minority, so rebounding off the popularity of Densha Otoko, they built up merchandise (particularly figure) companies and began to fund anime studios. This is when we start seeing companies like Good Smile Company, WAVE etc. and this is also when Aniplex (Sony) and their studio A1 started really getting the ball rolling on anime productions.

Niwaka is basically a trend that keeps these companies afloat because the otaku market itself is actually too small to sustain. Newtype has existed since 1985 as an otaku magazine, but there is more money in pandering to niwaka kids which is exactly what they do.

>>101860509
>>101860465

>online poll

This online poll is actually a school forum only accessible by Junior High Students.
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From which Gundam series exactly is this Kira Yamato guy? I kinda want to watch it now because of him even though I don't like mecha much.
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>>101860465
>>101860792

And in addition to this, Akihabara hasn't been an 'otaku' district since this time. Akihabara as it stands right now is actually much more of a domestic tourist destination than an 'otaku district'. Thanks to niwakamania and anime being advertised all over Japan, normal couples want to visit Akihabara maid cafes (which are now Yakuza controlled chain stores opening up all over Japan) and experience it for themselves.

It's one big money-spinner. This is why the original premise of Akibaranger was what it was. Hell, Akagi even says the word 'Niwaka' in episode 3.
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>>101860350
I wonder how it is for kids to look at loli fanservice like Ryu-Kyu-Bu
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>>101860909
Gundam SEED. But please don't watch it.
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>>101846115
Me too.
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>>101861020
Why?
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>>101860952
>maid cafes (which are now Yakuza controlled chain stores opening up all over Japan)
How horrifying.
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>>101843429
Man, why did you have to do this.
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>>101861020
Why not? It's in my backlog as well
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>>101860350
>Oreimo

what the fuck japan
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>>101861066
go to /m/ to learn why. long story cut short: too much self-insert fantasy and bad writing. not worth to waste your time when there are better Gundam series around.
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>>101850158
Dude what
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>>101861094

The @home cafe is run by criminals. And most of your average wannabe maid cafes in Akiba today are more like host clubs
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>>101861304
>>101860952
You seem to know a lot about those sorts of things anon-kun. So why are Japanese police so shit that they haven't cleaned up the underground mess for decades?
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>>101858592
uh, sir, you must have missed the fact that that was not an emoticon, but part of his punctuation. go back and read that post again.
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>>101861438

Dealings between the Yakuza and the police in Japan run deep. It's a completely separate issue all of its own that I'm not even going to pretend I know enough about but there are plenty of resources about it online. Just google 'Why is Japan Yakuza controlled' or something and you'll find plenty of subject matter.

I should also mention that AKB48 were also on the 2004 list of things to make cash from Akihabara. An attempt to merge idol otaku with akiba-kei otaku for the ultimate paying customers. They created a monster. We've all heard the stories and the bandwagon jumpers haven't helped.

When the niwaka trend dies, the big business interests will move out of Akihabara, anime and otaku culture. I predict that we will see a slow decline all the way up until the 2020 Tokyo olympics. The government promised to do something about the 'filth' of Akihabara and I don't think it'll be worth enough money in 2020 for the big companies to bother protecting it and everything will go majorly underground.

There's no way of telling though, for a moment it looked like the industry was going to be passed to the hands of the fujoshi audience, but that hasn't really gained as much momentum as I thought.
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>>101861756
Ignore the shitposter.
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>>101861849

What 'filth'? Are there shops dealing with child porn or something?
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Was DFM ever on the list? He's better than 70% of those characters.
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>>101862051

There are lots. But I think they'll do a clean sweep and try to turn as much of it into an electronics district as possible.

In the 3 years running up to the olympics Tokyo's tourism will start heavily increasing. I imagine they'll want to turn Akihabara back into a consumer electronics district, just like it was in the 80s. Technically they've only mentioned that they want to get rid of the 'filth', but if anime isn't as profitable by then, they'll likely just do a clean sweep and get rid of any innocent (but struggling) character goods shops too.

http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/104435.php
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>top 2 idolshit
>Mikasa
>Saber
>Sonico
Fucking really?
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>>101862342
Who did you expect there?
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>>101862342
Make a better ranking anon
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>>101861849
>In 2000 a disgruntled businessman paid gangsters to firebomb the country home of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, which they did repeatedly. In April 2007 a gangster shot and killed the mayor of Nagasaki, Itō Icchō, apparently in frustration that a construction firm had failed to win a public works project despite having donated money to the mayor’s reelection campaign. In December 2010 a politically-minded gangster in Ibaraki drove a freezer trailer through the wall of a local assembly election office, killing one person.

Wish they made an anime about politics in Japan with all that shit being shown.
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>>101862426
>>101862435
Fine

In no particular order,
>Yayoi
>Hiyori
>some Madoka character
>Sinon
>some Gatari character
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>>101842294
>Newtype ranking
>Nobody is a newtype
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>>101842632
Because they hope that he will stop making original shit, and make another macross frontier.
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>>101862229
But if those businesses are perfectly legal and harmless how can the government do it though? Japan is not People's China yet, the governing powers have no right to determine what kinds of businesses are run, it's not central planning.
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>>101856450
You do realize iDOLM@STER has existed for more than a decade, right?
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>>101843247
The girls aren't.
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>>101862229
>prohibition of child pornography
Well, finally. I don't see how it would affect anime shops though (apart from removal of lolis).
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>>101861849
>When the niwaka trend dies, the big business interests will move out of Akihabara, anime and otaku culture. I predict that we will see a slow decline all the way up until the 2020 Tokyo olympics. The government promised to do something about the 'filth' of Akihabara and I don't think it'll be worth enough money in 2020 for the big companies to bother protecting it and everything will go majorly underground.
>There's no way of telling though, for a moment it looked like the industry was going to be passed to the hands of the fujoshi audience, but that hasn't really gained as much momentum as I thought.


this sounds really depressing

it makes me wonder if those otaku will start relegating towards young girl shows like Pretty Cure from now on

and changing guard for fujoshi?!! i don't like this because that would mean an utter decrease in female characters especially MC ones
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>>101862714
Jesus Yamato is a cyber newtype
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>>101861849
Where are the eroge/figure/goods stores go when they get kicked out of Akihabara? I'm worried, /a/. ;_;
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>>101862714
Kirito is pretty much a newtype.
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>>101862714
Coordinator = newtype

deal with it
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>>101862648
>Sinon
She hasn't appeared in tv (nor theathres) anime yet.
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>Araragi
>Kaiki

Now, if it wasn't for KIRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, I'd say fujoshi have some taste.
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>>101862188
He and Rikka were both on during season 1
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>>101862951
Isn't he a regular newtype on top of his SEED powers? I'm pretty sure he saw the same NT flash Mwu did, and Mwu was supposed to be the only real NT in CE.
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>>101862945
You do realise that the 'fujoshi shows' that anon mentioned are actually otome game adaptations, right? You'll have plenty of bland, clueless female leads of male harem shows. Now, rejoice not really.
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>>101863078
She's very popular in the LNs and appeared for like five seconds in that teaser, I thought the preliminary hype from the series' loco fanbase might work a wonder.
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>>101863183
Makes me wonder how they get so much BD money from fujoshi by making otoge adaptations, but the same doesn't really happen for eroge. Do VN otakus hate money or something?
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>>101863100
Hourly reminder: it's not fujoshi who vote for Kira. Just look at Animage and Animedia polls. Get some facts straight.
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>>101861849
>>101862229

You act like the anime industry isn't the biggest it has ever been. The big companies have no reason to let themselves get forced out from anywhere, nor is there any reason to assume the government will be able to be able to just push out legal, privately-owned businesses.

The worst I'll assume is loli stuff becoming more under-the-counter before the Olympics, but we all know how laughably ineffective legislation against 2D perversion has been up until now. Remember that Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill? Yeah, neither does anyone else.

And even if anything major happens, it'll all just come crawling back after the Olympics at the latest. Those desperate autists that keep our beloved animu afloat aren't going anywhere.
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>>101850311
The MC of Build Fighters got into the top 10 for like one issue. Build fighters is ranked third for shows though.
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>>101863258
Do they really? I know UtaPri sales were amazing, but I'm not so sure it applies to other otome shows. Generally, game adaptations are meant as adverts for the game, they don't really have to sell.
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>>101863367
There's been a recent resurgence in doujin censorship because the government has been cracking down. Less black bars are more full-on mosaics. It matters more than you think.
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>>101863453
I don't know other ones, but maybe they've raised sales dramatically for them? Because there's clearly been a huge increase in otoge adaptation shows.
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>that female list

why does Japan have such bad taste?
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>>101863471
Gosh, do you really want to research doujin censorship within a time frame or something?
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>>101863258
Otome adaptations get money from normalfag girls that want to self-insert AND fujoshi who can tolerate bland leads to get at the cute boys.

It's like if you made a harem anime that contained /u/ material. And /u/ fans get no shows except maybe one shitty adaptation per year, so they're desperate enough to latch onto haremshit.
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>>101863471
Didn't the publishers of Comic Megastore get arrested last year by the police for publishing "obscene materials"?
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>>101863205
You don't get that popularity on newtype rankings comes from tv anime? SAO, Idolmaster and Seed Destiny have reruns airing currently, there won't be Sinon on the list until she appears in second season.
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>>101861849
Don't forget that gambling is going to be legal by the time the olympics begin.
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>>101842294
Where the FUCK is Lacus?
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>>101863746
Yes and it's been buzzing ever since then. The rest of the ladder is going to be affected. This is just flexing muscle for the LDP
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>>101863565
>most popular girls of popular shows
I think that'd be you, anon-kun.
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>>101863367

Actually, I'm acting like it IS the biggest it has ever been. But this is the danger, it's big because of a social trend, something which can and will vanish as quickly as it came.

Aniplex, Good Smile, WAVE, the maid cafes, the figure shops, the manufacturers; just about everything here only really started making money once the niwaka trend had been established. Without that trend, there is no way that otaku (who are actually a very small group of people) could make these businesses worthwhile.

>>101863024

Online, some will exist but it will be largely scaled down IMO. We'll basically go back to how things were before, WonFes mainly comprised of Garage Kits, Comiket not having massive amounts of space dedicated to industry booths.

>>101862945

I don't think it's depressing, it's what the culture needs. Ever since the late 2000s, otaku culture has been down the drain, we've been drowned by arguably substandard anime as a result of everyone trying to get the niwaka $$$. There's good reason why in 2006 there was a huge spike of TV anime aired compared to previous years - it was capitalizing on the niwaka trend of kids getting into anime and wanting to be otaku because they watched Densha Otoko.
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>>101863367
>>101866412

>>101863367

Back to you again, sorry for having to address this in two parts

>The big companies have no reason to let themselves get forced out from anywhere, nor is there any reason to assume the government will be able to be able to just push out legal, privately-owned businesses.

In 2004 when Akihabara, anime and the whole 'otaku culture' began becoming heavily commercialized, many of the small shops in Akihabara were forced to close down in favour of the big chain stores like Animate which grew rapidly under the otaku trend. Things simmered from 05-06 and began to explode again in 09 when the charagoods companies and figure manufacturers had started to mass produce and were infiltrating big 'otaku culture' events.

In Akihabara, online and even reflected in sales of BDs, we are seeing a slight decline from the peak of the niwaka trend in 2009-2012, which indicates that the 'geek-chic' popularity is starting to wane. In the aforementioned years, there were lots of 'otaku' reality TV shows and articles in women's magazines, this has started to slide away.

The Niwaka-oriented scene is beginning to wane, this is a very recent development (2013). In 2020, they will likely be all gone and at that point, the big companies that I mentioned before will be struggling as the niwaka don't exist to buy their goods en masse and profit targets are failed to be met.

When 2020 comes along, they won't be taken over but they will be bought out. More than likely by aspiring electronics stores trying to make some olympic cash. The big companies aren't there for the love of otaku culture, they're there to make money and when that money goes - so will they. They'll have no qualms with selling to the highest bidder. And after that, the culture will end up being heavily underground - which means we come full-circle; Akiba as an electronics district and otaku culture back under the radar. I expect that we'll see a decline in the number of anime per year too
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>>101866749
You are clearly assuming the anime related businesses will not try to expand abroad.
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>>101867176
Not him, but it's the safest assumption you can make if you take one look at what and how Japan is.
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>>101867176

I'd say it's already had its day abroad, unless you mean non-english speaking countries of which I can't tell you about.

But there really aren't enough paying customers in the west to justify having big chain stores open in Akihabara. We're talking about otaku culture here.
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>>101867581
I dont mean Akiba on its own. With online sales rising having warehouses on cheap rental areas in the middle of nowhere is much more advantageous.
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>>101863453
I think you're right, it's not BD or DVD sales they want and I don't think most otome shows sell all that well. If you look at things like all the QUALITY in BroCon and the fact that DiaLovers only had 15 minute episodes and only had DVDs and no BDs, I don't think they expect them to sell.
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Why is Alladin so popular?
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>Eren.
>Being in the list at all.

What the fuck Japan.
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>>101868449

I really don't think there is enough money in the entire western anime 'scene' to keep the Japanese figure manufacturers alive.

It all comes down to goods in the end, BD sales are a good way of measuring popularity but most of the money is made from merch. Merchandise is what drives studios to make money, your show doesn't have to be good if the lead character will make an attractive 1/7 piece of PVC.

When there's nobody to buy the goods then there's no reasons to make series with the intention of selling goods, and then that means the merchandise companies have less work and it all naturally scales itself back.
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>>101869088
>Levi
>nowhere on the list
>even though he was on every previous poll ahead of Eren
The poll must be rigged, I know.
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>>101869375
>I really don't think there is enough money in the entire western anime 'scene' to keep the Japanese figure manufacturers alive.
Are you really serious? Do you even world population and purchasing power per capita? This is the most ignorant (no shitposting version) comment I read today.
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>>101858022
>Care about BD sales

Are you paying attention, /a/?
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>>101869016
He is...cute? Why are K-ON girls popular?
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>>101869582
That's what surprised me. There isn't even anything that's happened recently to explain it.
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>>101869705
>Do you even world population and purchasing power per capita? This is the most ignorant (no shitposting version) comment I read today.
Are you really serious? Do you even otaku culture and fractal nesting of subcultures? This is the most ignorant (no shitposting version) comment I read today.
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>>101869705

Neither of those mean anything in this conext though. Not many westerners buy anime, much less figures. It would not be worth the money.

If you really think that the 'industry' could maintain its current profit margins from the west alone you're very, very wrong.

A dent in domestic BD sales can hurt studios in Japan. There's no way the west can support the industry when it contracts back to how it was in 2004.
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>>101869016
>Why is main character so popular?

Gee, Anon, I don't know.



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