Admit it, you liked Death Note.
It recieves a lot of unwarranted "edgy entry level shit" comments.
Yes, it was great all the way until episode ~25.
Then it went to shit.
Until L died.
So what? Who cares.
It's old and popular, it has been discussed before.
I'm still waiting for the Hot Springs OVA
it's not even 10 years old.
It's regarded as entry level, but many /a/nons still like it
How fucking new are you?
Death Note is 10 years old ;_;
I liked it, when it wasn't dubbed.
As soon as it was dubbed, flocks of annoying fans came from everywhere.
I liked Death Note enough that I picked up Bakuman because of it. It was really interesting to see what creative process they probably went through in order to create an idea like Death Note.
Sort of like NGE. I'm glad that doesn't get posted every 20 minutes anymore. "What did I just watch?". Man I hated those posts.
I still like it, but I never ever ever enjoy discussing it online.
The series peaked on the bus trip.
Yeah, what's your point? the show was alright.
I hate the rabid fans that came about after it was ported to US tv.
>I liked it
>but then it became popular
>hating something because of fans
If I thought like this I'd hate the bulk of anime that comes out because of fucking /a/.
It's a legitimate reason. It's also the reason /a/ doesn't discuss Gurren Lagann.
Man this place is babies.
I liked it, when it was a manga
As soon as it got an anime, flocks of annoying fans came form everywhere.
Fanbase should not have relevance on your opinions on the show proper. Holy shit
How's it feel to be an elitist prick?
Feels pretty /a/
No, it's not. Grow up.
>It's also the reason /a/ doesn't discuss Gurren Lagann.
That is absolutely not the reason why no one talks about TTGL...
No it isn't.
After L died they just sort of fucked around for a while and then asspulled an ending. It was halfway good.
You're the reason entry-level trash comes to this board and people get spoonfed.
"What anime is this?"
"Describe /a/ in one image."
"Reccomend me an anime."
"GURREN LAGANN IS THE BEST ANIME OF ALL TIME."
/a/ is elitist for a reason.
>I liked it when it was underground.
I'm totally reading that in the voice of that faggot nerd on that Nerdvana reality TV show.
That is who you sound like.
Yeah, I guess so. It still doesn't mean you should hate an anime you liked, just because fags like it or something.
>"What anime is this?"
Legitimately no reason not to tell them. The whole spoon feeding thing is just an excuse for your arrogance. You really think you're better than someone because you know the name of Pantsu-Senpai Adventure~?
Why are you even here?
>spoonfeeding is a good thing
Back to /v/
/a/ is hardly even elitist. It's what fags tell themselves to feel better when they're told to fuck off.
When someone on the street asks you the time do you make a fucking scene and shout about spoonfeeding?
Try having some common courtesy.
>captcha: delicious wishooki
>Not knowing how to reverse image search
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
The problem is not 'It is popular so I hate it,' but rather that 'It is popular and fuck, I am stuck discussing it with these people.'
>/a/ is hardly even elitist
You really need to take a stand here, because you can't flip flop between 'elitism is good and get used to it' and '/a/ is not elitist'.
Not the guy talking to you, just have a consistent outlook.
>thinks /v/ is into spoonfeeding
They're even more hostile about it than /a/ is.
You're stuck discussing anime of varying popularity with some of the most retarded fucking asshats on /a/. Daily.
Don't you fucking sit here and pretend that the discussion being held on /a/ is 10/10 quality all of the time.
Common courtesy is using the tools you have to figure out the information you need.
You already obviously have a computer.
It's more like being asked what time it is when you're in a fucking clock store.
Since when did I have the opinion of the former? I just made a standalone post.
If I were to correct that, I would say that the impression of elitism is fine.
Yup, it's simply because we're arrogant elitist pricks. No other reason at all. In fact, that's why /a/ is terrible. If you don't want to be around terrible people, you probably shouldn't be here, because that's all we are. Just an entire board full of terrible, unlikable people.
>not a sheep f/a/ggot
>must be from /v/
So pretending to be elitist is fine, because it shows something off, but you're not ACTUALLY that.
You can't get results without effort.
I doubt that
I troll /a/ specifically by helping people
Newsflash. The common folk that have seen Death Note, because it is made readily available to them via Cartoon Network, Hot Topic, and Barnes and Nobles makes the anime very entry-level.
It's not deluded to say that a 14 year old kid will know what Death Note is, because he is given access to it.
I can at least talk about Spice and Wolf or even fucking chapters of One Piece without having to talk to 15 year olds with access to basic cable.
What a shit thread.
>So pretending to be elitist is fine
No, other people believing that we're elitist is fine.
Not correcting someone is pretending.
They spoonfeed constantly, and look at the state that place has been in past 2008.
>even fucking chapters of One Piece without having to talk to 15 year olds
Oddly enough, arguing semantics and how /a/ is supposed to work is exactly how a Death Note, Samurai Champloo, or Cowboy Bebop thread devolves into.
It's always shows that have been on Adult Swim...
The difference is intent and it really isn't. Not telling the entire truth is not the same as lying.
/a/ hate Death Note the way they hate One Piece and Naruto
Which mean it's popular
More like whole fuckin clock universe.
>Not telling the entire truth is not the same as lying.
Are you a woman, or is that what you genuinely believe?
>implying the average 15 year old who reads scans of new manga is the same kind of kid that would ask for source or preach TTGL as the best anime on /a/
I can't believe you're one of those retards who legitimately believes /a/ is being invaded by 'entry level scum'.
You're so fucking paranoid that this place might become another gaia that you faggots won't even discuss anime you enjoyed or may even still like.
This is the most pathetic shit I've seen and the fact that it's been going on for years is laughable. Grow the fuck up and grow a pair.
You do realize that /a/'s filled with underage fags regardless of what you discuss, right? This isn't the fucking '80s and '90s. Anime is far, far, far more easily accessible than it ever has been before in the west. No matter how fucking hard you try to segregate discussion from 'entry level fags' and 'mature niggas with tastes', the line will always be fucking blurred.
Look at the state /a/ has been in since 2003
That's more accurate, yes, but I'm almost certain a clock universe doesn't exist.
You get the point.
funny because most of /a/ user are gaiafaggots who came here around 2007/2008.
In what way are you actively being deceived?
4chan isn't a private club.
It hasn't been for years. Everyone knows about this shithole.
>muh kids are smarter than your kids
I was underage too, and /a/ was pretty much just like it is now.
There's nothing wrong with how it is, it's how I was taught, it's tradition to be assholes to newfags.
That's how they get better. This isn't tumblr or gaia, or even /v/, and if you think being "polite" is what's going to keep /a/ from becoming /v/ or even /co/ then get the fuck out.
you are so fucking badly mistaken. go back to gaia.
>That's how they get better.
Tough love xD
I read this Death Note related book which ultimately is a sort of alternate universe since L survives and is the protagonist of that story. I hadn't watched Death Note by then. So I was watching Death Note for the first time and then L died. I really enjoyed it up to that point but when L died I was thinking 'haha, it was all just to fool you Light!' but then it turned out that L actually dies.
That's why Death Note is shit.
You are so wrong it's hilarious.
If /a/ had sig pictures and avatars, I wouldn't know what to do, it's gay enough as it is here, but just the right amount of gay.
>behave like the most autistic manchildren
>I only feel comfortable in the company of other overgrown diaper shitters
Did I claim otherwise? I just think it's funny that people think /a/ is full of oldfags when most of them can't remember an /a/ before Haruhi season 2 Toradora and Code Geass R2.
shitposting is to proper posting as joker is to batman.
I'm agreeing with you.
My problem is that people are pretending this place is some sacred haven of anime discussion when it's just as shit (albeit a different flavor of shit) than 'message boards' dedicated to the genre.
I've never seen it. The people who've recommended it to me are the same people who keep up with Bleach and Naruto, so I decided not to invest in it. Also, the premise didn't really interest me.
Legitimately, that is what it is. It's just part of the culture, and possibly consequence of an anonymous board.
Imaginary rules and boundaries are hard to keep when people keep trying to tear them down with "bluhh bluhhh just tell him what the anime is stop being so mean."
No. Let him learn how. He has the tools. The image is right there, so image search it. If it doesn't show results, then screencap it. Then usually, we help, after showing that he at least went through the effort.
>Don't you fucking sit here and pretend that the discussion being held on /a/ is 10/10 quality all of the time.
Not the person you are talking too, but oddly I feel it is. I personally have yet to run into someone who critiques a show as well as /a/ does, comes up with interesting theories based on little given evidence, or makes the discussion of anime as entertaining.
/a/ is far from perfect, but far more interesting than the Toonami/Adult Swim casual and reddit counterpart.
If given the choice of:
- Shit-level off-topic thread on /a/.
- anime discussion with casual IRL.
I'll pick the off-topic shit each time.
Being an asshole to somebody who doesn't want to learn, is not shitposting.
The other side being pat on the back and a crutch allowing everyone to be dicks to everyone, no reason needed.
It's true that /a/ is shit, but possibly, discussing anime is shit.
Have you ever been to the other websites dedicated to anime discussion? If you thought /a/ was bad, try one. Pick any.
i don't know if you get what i mean.
as long as there's someone who insists there's standards for posting on 4chan of all things, there's going to be someone who shits on those standards simply because they're allowed to (because it's 4chan, and they can freely do that).
XD! so you want to aband all tha rulez and be a veegeelanteee? OKEE sounds like a plan m8 :^)
I like Death Note and I also like Naruto because I'm not a hipster.
My batman knowledge is really weak.
I see what you mean now, and for the most part, I agree.
Don't shitpost to try and prove a point, it doesn't work.
Sarcasm doesn't translate onto the internet, and it's still shitposting.
No, you're definitely a hipster, because you like such garbage openly.
Of course I did. It's great.
Until that faggot N appears.
Nigga, Mello is way shittier than N.
God, I almost stopped watching when that happened. I ground to a complete halt, reset, bore the fuck out of me... Good thing few last eps were good.
>Spoonfeeding just to troll
>Spoonfeeding because you think it's polite
It's not polite to let people who have superiority complexes to be accepted here.
I fail to see how people asking for information means they have a superiority complex.
Seriously, what the fuck were they thinking when they killed off L?
Mello and Near fucking suckeedddddddd.
>we're not elitist
>but we are
>just remember we're not elitist, while being elitist
Also using the worst piece of shit character ever conceived by mankind as a guide to /a/. Telling.
The reason people come to this board and ask stupid questions is because too many people are capable of judging a show objectively through its own merits, without considering the fucking fanbase of all things? No, anon, you're ruining /a/ by thinking "being unwelcoming to dumb outsiders" is synonymous to "having your head up your ass and purposely ignoring reason and rationality".
>You're so fucking paranoid that this place might become another gaia that you faggots won't even discuss anime you enjoyed or may even still like.
/a/ discusses shows when they air (mostly-- a lot off old shit pops up on the board sometimes). It's not the fault of /a/, when someone new stumbles here and wants to talk about a show that just aired on Toonami that originally came out 3 years ago. You want to make a thread? fine. But don't get upset when nobody wants to reply to it.
> Anime is far, far, far more easily accessible than it ever has been before
So you are saying it shouldn't be hard to find anime on your own? That rec threads shouldn't be happening because even a novice should be able to find what they are looking for with a basic search? Yeah...I agree!
But it does say /a/ is elitist, it's number 14.
I'm not supporting rec threads or 'what anime is this' threads. Fuck that.
But I don't understand the 'this anime is old and I will not discuss it, especially now that it's suddenly airing on Toonami' nonsense.
That's fucking stupid.
/a/ is hardly ever elitist though.
What's wrong with liking Death Note?
Light was a refreshing MC. A shame it lended itself to yaoi shit later.
huh? death note was a good show, i liked it a lot.
well, this is true, though.
Death Note was okay. The live action movies were pretty cool too.
>mfw I just finished watching TTGL
>mfw i'm still trying to understand what is so great about it
>mfw it's not that great and it doesn't make sense
Some people just don't like talking about things that they've already talked about 10 to a 100 times before.
Okay how about entitled?
This isn't the place to ask about what to watch or read, this is the place to only discuss the things that you have watched or read.
And if a good portion of the discussion of a show or book is giving merits where it isn't due then surprisingly people will hate any discussion of it at all.
You know why harems are talked about all the time? It's because it's all about the girls which the main focus of the anime is to emphasize their characters and designs which can be really good sometimes.
If you don't think that the fanbase of a show is a legitimate reason to stay away from discussion from the topic, then you're fucking delusional. Sorry nobody responds to your 14th TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN IS THE MANLIEST ANIME thread, because things on /a/ aren't like they are on /v/.
I DO like Death Note, but do I want to talk about it with all the dumbasses that do like it? No. It's entry-level as fuck.
Not by /a/ standards. It's entry-level by fucking cable television standards. The show and manga are good, but the people that like it are the exact people that come and ask dumb fucking questions verbatim. This is why /a/ stays away from discussing too popular of shows, not because they don't enjoy them, but because they don't want to attract the shit that lingers from /v/ or even /b/. The ones that do stay are treated poorly until they understand that you can enjoy /a/ once you figure out how it works on your own accord.
Such happens to attractive MC's with mostly male characters.
It is all about how often something has been talked about.
Do you see threads on Lucky Star every day?
No. You do not. Why? It's fucking done, man. It's over and done with.
>You know why harems are talked about all the time? It's because it's all about the girls which the main focus of the anime is to emphasize their characters and designs which can be really good sometimes.
Snorefest of yawns, hey you know what, how about we discuss good anime, instead of children-tier 'look at the pretty colors and cuuuuteee'
>look at the pretty colors and cuuuuteee
Those are the best shows though.
/a/ is not elitist, /a/ is hipster.
/a/ talks about new shows because they aren't popular and this makes /a/ feel special.
That's not what "I liked this show, but then it got dubbed, which associated people I don't like with things I like". That's what "I like it but don't like discussing it" would imply. Since you're now talking about discussion of the show (which is irrelevant to bring up when being asked for your opinion, and has fuckall to do with rec threads, but whatever), I assume you've backtracked your way into making a more presentable opinion, so that's fine.
>But I don't understand the 'this anime is old and I will not discuss it, especially now that it's suddenly airing on Toonami' nonsense.
It's not because of "especially now that it's suddenly airing on Toonami", it's because of what to said earlier "this anime is old".
/a/ is a rapid moving board, that keeps up with "the current" airing shows. By the time someone new shows up talking about a show that aired 3-4 years ago, /a/ will have already discussed that show over 100 times, had it's "remember that anime, _____, from last year" moment and moved on.
Nice bias there, not everything has to be completely compelling to be liked.
Actually, /a/ talks about new shows because they're news.
Usually, news on anime and manga is exciting to a board interested in anime and manga.
All the /v/ermin misconception and generalisation in this thread is fucking ruining my brain
Everyone engaging in this meta discussion needs to fucking kill themselves
Yeah, reading back, I can see how I didn't really make my opinion clear.
It's all good, man.
You can like shit all you want, it's still shit.
I don't care, I'm not gonna play with it.
If that was the only reason threads about older shows wouldn't be rejected. But they are. Why? Because /a/ is hipster.
The difference between being hipster and being elitist is that the elitist has standards, btw.
What a meaningful post.
I think it's actually dying out and being properly handled.
Quick, let's talk about how L should not have died, and the anime would have been saved a bad second half.
Yeah fuck you, my taste>your taste etc.
In the end this isn't a place discuss what to watch or read, this is a place discuss things that have been watched or read.
If people take a bit of their time to google or look around here for threads that they can ask what the anime or manga they might want to read is like then they obviously don't deserve to be here.
It went to shit before L died. It went to shit the moment they made the rule about losing the memory of the death note when you give it up.
It's impossible for /a/ to be elitist, because it would require them to actually follow the standards. It just makes /a/ come off as hipster because it's easier to do.
L was the best character, and I think that the show could have been better had he not been killed off so prematurely. It was just getting good in my opinion, not to say it wasn't good already, but it felt like the story was going to go some crazy places, but it never really did for me.
Also, I wish L had a more difficult design, pissed me off how many people from my high school would cosplay as him because it's just looking tired, having bags under your eyes, and wearing a white shirt. Fuck, it was so annoying to see.
Kill all the hipsters.
This is no place to discuss anime in the first place. Only discussion that's not 'offensive' is yelling at each other which carboncopy girl is the cutest this season.
>this is a place discuss things that have been watched or read
Unless it's older than a year, then it's too old*
Hot Springs OVA?
But that show was never good to being with
Endless Eight killed Haruhi. No-one waited until the second season ended before openly hating it. That happened around part 3 of E8.
No, I didn't like it. Idiots think it's a deep mind game between two geniuses or some philosophical exploration on the concept of justice. But it's neither.
Impossible plans just succeed thanks to plot convenience and the moral questions about the death note are completely sidestepped.
>wanting a show to make sense that has "fuck logic and do the impossible” as one of his main messages
why is neo-/a/ so retarded?
>why is neo-/a/ so retarded?
They weren't brought up on magical girls that taught them the power of imagination.
Let me guess:
>"hurr durrr edgy bullshit is under my power level"
...The fuck up
And yeah Death Note was good
>...The fuck up
>power of imagination.
I read that as impregnation
I did before i discovered true anime.
It's like who ever made this actually wanted it to be a warning about just how shit this place is to everyone.
FLCL and P&S are still good in my book
>But I don't understand the 'this anime is old and I will not discuss it, especially now that it's suddenly airing on Toonami' nonsense.
Because nobody wants to discuss something they have finished all discussion of years ago. s-CRY-ed aired on AS four years after it ended in Japan, and Soul Eater almost five. They're picking up Black Lagoon, which aired in 2006. Three-fourths of the anime that airs on Adult Swim finished up fucking eons beforehand in Japan.
I don't even think it's that they shouldn't have let L die. I was fine with his death on its own, but they really needed to introduce Near and Mello much earlier than they did. Maybe just having them as secondary characters to L or something. Give them a little more context and association with L than just pulling them out of nowhere like they did. It felt like they really jumped the shark after L died and the series didn't get good again till the last several episodes.
Honestly, the waifu wars for Hatakaru Maou-Sama killed my enjoyment for the show by the end.