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It's kinda sad how true this is. Most people in "what was your first anime thread" named generic shows from 2010+.
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>>102016200
Same. That's why I tell people that quantity doesn't matter but the quality of the show. Any idiot can watch all 50 series for all 4 seasons in a year but that doesn't qualify him to know anything about anime.
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>>102016359
the saddest thing is that those people consider themselves to be anime experts and label everything that's old and/or popular as "entry-level garbage". They probably haven't even seen half of the stuff on the fucking recommendation charts.
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>>102016112
In all honesty, I'd prefer the company of anons who digest all the moeshit available to people who think you HAVE to watch certain types (ie, old, "classic," DEEP, etc.) of shows to be considered a good fan.
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>>102016621
Someone should at least watch the classics as they pave the way for the newer shows. Beating a dead horse here but look at NGE and how it took from Gundam, 999, Devilman and others. or how Akamatsu took from Maison Ikkoku to do Love Hina.
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>>102016621
You can't fully appreciate modern moeshit unless you have an understanding of the history of moeshit from the previous decades.
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Having a high power level does not mean you watched ten shows on cartoon network that you think are best and claim everything else sucks because you are too lazy to watch it.

You don't have to think every anime that comes out is great, but you can't call yourself a serious fan if you don't have any basis to compare the work of various writers, voice actors, animators, directors, etc... across numerous shows.

Just because a show may not be great overall does not mean it can't have really well done parts, and if you dismiss 99% of anime because they're not "masterpieces" according to whoever it is is telling you which shows you should watch, instead of watching everything you can and forming various opinions on them, you will never experience those great moments, and you will always be a casual.
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The worst are anons that don't like anime but watch almost everything that airs in a season so they can fit into the board.

As stupid as that sounds, I've seen more and more of that lately.
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>>102017289
And you can't appreciate it at all if the only thing you've watched is Cowboy Bebop and DBZ. There's no variety in what the "you have to watch old anime" people think is essential, they're just repeating previous generations SnK's and SAOs over and over.
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>There are people who still haven't seen Lain because it's too old
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>>102017628
People don't watch everything "to fit in," they do it because they want to be informed about everything, even about things they may not necessarily like, and if you have an open mind, it allows you much more opportunity to break down your comfort barrier and find things you might never have had the chance to come across otherwise.

The ability to watch every anime in a season, as it's airing, is something relatively new. Believe me that I would have been doing it 15 years ago too if it had actually been possible back then for anyone not living in Japan.
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>>102017686
That's exactly what I'm saying. If you go straight from Bebop and DBZ to K-On! then K-On! might seem really novel and fresh to you but you won't have any idea of where K-On! came from if you don't venture back to watch proto-K-Ons!
I think some of /a/ got the impression that they were experts because they watched K-On! after seeing it around 4chan and then liked it enough to watch some K-On! knock-offs over the following years.
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>>102017777
wow i'm disgusted in that

I consider myself to be a casual compared to a lot of people on /a/ who brag and bitch and moan about shit

but its pretty ridiculous when people are dismissing shows purely because of their age.

If a show is old and still discussed, isn't that sort of a sign that it's probably good enough to be worth watching?

NGE is basically required watching even though its not all that entertaining for a lot of people

not to mention shows where half the jokes you won't get unless you've seen other anime to which they make reference to
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I agree. It's the same case with other places, people watch every currently airing anime per season and they think they become anime experts. So many times there are jokes and temp memes around here steming from whatever trash of the season, if I ever question why they keep posting some stupid phrase or image they immediately are in some shock that I ask about something as if they are so above. Recent memory was that my little cunt anime, people posted several threads for some ova or special, I have no idea, with a generic IT HAPPENING TODAY or IS UR BODY READY FOR TODAY, when I asked why they kept spamming this they got on their high horse, of course how could I not know about the date of some stupid shit, I wasted my time watching Ideon, how dumb of me.
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>>102018026
Also people who invariably tell you to watch Bebop as an important classic aren't Old Anime Fans. Old Anime Fans will tell you about shit from well before Bebop.
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>>102017822
There was an anon a couple weeks ago that claimed he only watches current anime so he knows what everyone is talking about, but also said he can't stand anything from this season. That sounds like some kind of tryhard faggotry to me.

If you don't like a show, fucking drop it. You can have an open mind and enjoy a variety of anime without watching a show you don't enjoy. Just this week I dropped Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta. The art was bland as fuck and the characters were as generic as they come. There shouldn't be anything wrong with having an opinion and knowing when it is time to give up on something instead of watching it for the sake of impressing /a/.
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>>102018240
For somebody complaining about other people's high horses, you sure are fucking full of yourself.

It's okay to not be a huge anime fan, but don't go around thinking you're better than other people because you don't watch as much or know as much as they do
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>>102018240
Nah, it sound like you need to lurk more.
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>>102018345
>If you don't like a show, fucking drop it. You can have an open mind and enjoy a variety of anime without watching a show you don't enjoy.
This. It's fucking retarded to force yourself to watch an anime.
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>all this butthurt
>all this meta
>all this caring about others
>>>/q/
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>>102018602
But there are some anime that you have to watch no matter what your taste says.
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Taste is not the same thing as how much you've watched, but you also can't measure taste in how much you HAVEN'T watched. People who wear the fact that they hate everything like it's a badge of courage are just as bad as people who simply think that watching a lot means something.

You can't have refined taste without having watched a lot of things, because you simply won't have the nuanced opinions and depth of knowledge of the medium necessary to have well-developed taste.

Taste is not what you like, if that were true everyone could have "good taste" simply by watching everything off an approved list and that would be the end of it. Real taste, taste that matters, comes from being able to explain why you prefer one thing to another, and the more things you are able to draw those opinions of what you like from, the more your taste actually matters.
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>>102018658
>anime that you have to watch no matter what your taste says
I think you're missing the point of anime.
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>>102018026
And just because I'm using K-On! as an example don't think I'm singling out that demographic, but imagine someone who's watched Eva and some thing that were made after Eva thinking they're an expert on mecha or someone who's watched Madoka and thinking they're an expert on Magic Girls.
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>>102018658
No, there aren't.

I agree that you shouldn't only watch new anime, but generally there is no specific show that you must have watched, unless you wish to understand a certain aspect of anime completely.
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>>102018707
I know anime is for entertaining purposes, but I'm using as basis "to have a discussion". And in order to have one, you really need to know about stuff.
You can't go arguing about Aristoteles without reading Socrates... Kind of way.
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>>102018658
Not really, no. There are some anime that you should at lease give a chance but why should you finish an anime that you don't enjoy watching?
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>>102018658
>But there are some anime that you have to watch no matter what your taste says.

It's one thing to try out different shows and explore the medium, but forcing yourself to watch something that bores you defeats the purpose of entertainment.

To be honest you can even be a casual viewer as long as you accept that and don't try to act like an expert or get butthurt like >>102018240.
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>>102018026
Spot on.
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>>102018952
>10 pages of 15 threads
You know you don't have to participate in every one right?
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>>102018415
I don't think you get it. People here are starting to think watching every anime every season, starting now, makes a true anime fan. Watching everything means shit, no one is going to care about most show even one year from now. People who watched older anime before you even started know this, and learn to stop and indulge in something else. Something considered classic is not done so simply due to a random title, its because its actually good. There are people here too busy watching everything per season to ever read or watch things that they should be checking out. Ashita no Joe is finally getting translated, I'd be willing to bet only a handful of people here actually care.
>>102018565
Not even, if I'm not watching whatever flavor of the season that will be forgotten by next season, there's no reason to bother. If I'm not watching my little bitch, there's no reason for me to know its air dates.
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>>102018952
However you can talk about philosophy without having read either.
You'd be a bit on wonky legs because a lot of shit is based on them, but there's lots of philosophy outside of the two.
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>>102019076
Not at all. But debating in threads that require more than just watching and listening to dialogs is hard without having something else to use as an example/fundament.
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>>102018026
A lot of /a/nons watched "proto K-ons".

You got to admit that K-on is simply a great example of Cute girls doing Cute things.

Can't say this about this new influx on people.
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>>102019200
But it doesn't require a knowledge of a specific show, unless you are in a thread about that show (or spin-offs).
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>>102019208
>A lot of /a/nons watched "proto K-ons".
What makes you think that?
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>>102019033
Casuals viewers go to /v/ and tumblr. /a/ used to be the most informed people about anime, it makes me wonder where they went. I guess they all just leave eventually, leaving the newer kids who only showed up here less than 2 years ago to become the new oldfags of /a/.
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>>102019208
>K-on is simply a great example of Cute girls doing Cute things.
But it's shit. The girls are boring.
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>>102019248
Most shows nowadays are related to references about previous ones and/or upgrades of those.
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>>102016112
Oh I hate fuckers like you.

Telling retards to fuck off is not "fitting".
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>>102019125
If you don't care then don't post in those threads and wonder why people think you are an idiot.
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>>102019309
So, which shows exactly do I need to have watched to discuss for example Non Non Biyori?
Make me a list.
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>Years back when 200 completed shows was considered the minimum

It feels like so long ago.
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>>102019125
Stop making excuses for the fact that you're too lazy to actually care about anime. Just admit it and get over the fact that other people like the medium more than you do.
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>>102018703
This is the only right answer. It can be important to understand the history of anime and what influences what but when it comes down to it, each works invariably stands as its own thing.
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>>102019349
are you a fucking retard or are you just trolling? Not that there's a difference.
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>>102019396
Yeah, it's kinda sad how majority of /a/ consists of people that joined 2010 or later, pretending to be oldfags.
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>>102019373
I only watched one episode of that and dropped it, so I can't reply.
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>>102018140
>NGE is basically required watching even though its not all that entertaining for a lot of people

Oh god no. People watch NGE and then come back complaining about it, comparing it to anime now, and not understanding the culture or what the industry was like back then.
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>>102019349
It's still fucking retarded how people that have only seen recent anime act elitistic. Although I admit it's kinda funny to see them trying to debate and eventually resorting to calling other people "faggots"
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Whatever. You still need to watch at least 3 anime each season.
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>>102019527
its because the show is older than they are

you can still get it even if you're just like, some guy in his late 20s who never really got into anime
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>>102017777
In all honestly,Lain is the only anime that I think everybody on 4chan/the internet should watch,
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>>102019510
Alright, then Strike The Blood.
Come on. Give me a list.
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>>102019624
>liking strike the blood
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>>102016621
>who think you HAVE to watch certain types (ie, old, "classic," DEEP, etc.) of shows to be considered a good fan.
I totally agree, I've never watched a film made before 2004 but that doesn't make me any less of a film buff :^)
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>>102019624
Are you purposedly calling those shows? It's obvious that a Light Novel shit like StB doesn't require a base, because there is no debate to have.
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>>102019624
I still have that downloaded and dropped it before opening the file

I don't know what I was thinking downloading it
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>>102019677
Not really.

I'm just writing whatever comes to mind.

Let's think of another show then.
Uh...
Tonari no Seki-kun.
And if you don't know that either, how about PuPiPo!?
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>>102019701
>:^)
>>>/out/
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>>102019296
/a/ isn't really the place for a casual viewer, but a casual could certainly come around to discuss the shows they like and go undetected as long as they avoid pitfalls like bitching about moe, ecchi, slice of life, etc. etc. That was the point I was trying to make.

/a/ is still one of the better communities for knowledgeable anime fans, but it tends to be more hit and miss than it used to be. It feels like the board took a bad hit after all the /q/-related mod drama and IRC bullshit and never quite recovered, but maybe that's just me. Even still, I'd rather be here on a bad day than any other anime community.
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>>102019756
>>102019769
Just give me any list at all. I don't care what anime.
So long as it doesn't specifically reference them or is actually from the same franchise, everything goes.
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I started watching anime in 2004 because I like modern anime. I didn't start watching it because I want to watch shit mecha from 30 years ago to justify my hobby to some faggot on the internet who has probably watched and read half of what I have.
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>>102019833
/a/ has been the same shit since I first saw it in 2007. It hasn't changed, just your perception of it has.
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>>102019373
There's nothing wrong with discussing something recent, as long as you don't end up thinking that watching Non Non Biyori and some other recent SoL Cute Girls shows makes you an expert on SoL Cute Girls shows or anime in general.

You can talk about a new album, but if you want to be considered knowledgeable about the album's genre then you really have to listen to the original albums in that genre and the albums they inspired/were inspired by.
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>>102019352
>thread about how newfags to anime are flooding /a/
>The fact that its a growing trend means I shouldn't agree.
>>102019415
The fact that I do care about anime enough for me to finally have older titles found and brought to the fans shows enough. Every anime now is inspired by something older, and someone who cares enough goes back to see those inspirations. To go back and see other titles certain cast members have worked on. People think miyazaki was a pioneer in normalfag anime, no he was a pioneer of experimental anime of the 70s and pioneered sakuga with other colleagues in toei. There are people here who actually think Evangelion was anno's first and only work, why? Because they don't inform themselves and actually read up on their history and instead choose to look at new anime to fit in and discuss on /a/.
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>>102019527

It's like those 'tards who complain about how "It's Cold Outside" is a song about date rape, while thinking they're oh so clever when she's just being coy. I fucking hate that shit.
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>>102019833
Honestly, everything started becoming worse once /b/ got enveloped in cancer. They allow emoticons there now.
sage for metashit
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>>102019208
>A lot of /a/nons watched "proto K-ons".
I doubt that.

>You got to admit that K-on is simply a great example of Cute girls doing Cute things.
Its not so bad given the huge leap in quality compared to previous generations.
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>>102019624
You absolutely have to be familiar with Index to truly appreciate StB. It's practically a parody.
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>>102019942
Thank you for agreeing with me.
There is no required list.
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Meta-threads are great. They have all the perks of being on an anime board but none of the annoying anime talk.
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>>102020019
Not really.
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>>102019871
I'm glad you like anime.
Even as a long time fan I'm not gonna give you shit for not watching older stuff.
Anime has always been mass produced low-grade consumer entertainment fodder, as long as you're watching it and having fun, that's great.
The people who get it in their head that certain shit is better than others or required or whatever are either teenagers who think everything has to be serious and mature, or people who never grew out of that stage.
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>>102020170
>Even as a long time fan I'm not gonna give you shit for not watching older stuff.
People like you disgust me the most.
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>>102019957
>Someone that watches new anime and knows when it is airing must be a newfag because they pick on me

Yeah no, you are an idiot, not to mention a tryhard of the worst kind.
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>>102020024
I think I've said this in the thread a few times now but

you only need to watch previous shows for shows that have references to other shows, and even then you're probably just missing out on a joke or something.

>roomate told me theres a reference to dokuro chan in durarara or some shit
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>>102020170
You sound like a shitard trying to justify your shit taste.
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Maybe it's more like both the quality AND the quantity is important, at least when it comes to posting on /a/. Most people deal with either or, but when it comes to finding out what's good or what's not or deriving your own tastes while not shitting on others, you have to dabble in a bit of everything.

A lot of people would say "I'd rather watch 50 well-made anime than [insert derogatory term here] every season" while another group would say "if you haven't watched minimum 200 series, you're a FAGGOT". Well, maybe it's not either/or, I think it's both. It's just never acknowleged because everybody on /a/ has different tastes but don't want the community to be disrupted by outside influences by trying to come in as too strong or overly new.

My 2 cents anyway

I think we can all agree though that anybody who makes recommendation threads that start with "Can you rec me some anime pls. I watched 'this number of shows on [as], oh but no moeshit" r whatever need to get out.
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>>102020170
>The people who get it in their head that certain shit is better than others or required or whatever are either teenagers who think everything has to be serious and mature, or people who never grew out of that stage.
Yeah because a movie like REDLINE is completely on par with the flavor of the month moe.
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>>102020024
Sure.

I think people might be confusing "you can't fully appreciate" with "you can't fully enjoy". You can enjoy something new without being autismal over understanding the history behind it.
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>>102020170
>implying that everything is the same generic gobblygook

believe it or not there is actually good anime
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>there are people who won't watch things because they are too old
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>>102020269
>50 well-made
They are the cancer. They think they are watching good anime but in reality, they have only watched shitty casual anime. Having skipped many other anime in the process, their idea of "well-made" is more likely to be "anime that fits my view". Static taste is worst taste especially when people refuse to change.
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>>102020213
I'd rather have a poster that watches and enjoys modern anime than one of those idiots that runs around bitching about how anime is dead all day long.
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>>102020380
>12 year old girls thinking themselves too old for anime
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>>102020310
Not him but I have never watched Redline and never will because it doesn't appeal to me. Does this really bother you so much?
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It's like watching a show like Build Fighters without watching the previous Gundams. Yeah, you'll enjoy it but you won't be able to fully appreciate it for what it is without having seen the previous shows.

That's what the newfags who only watch the latest anime do.
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>>102017777
I saw it, but you shouldn't see it. Not because it's too old, but because it's a boring sack of shit.
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>>102020399
That's what awful anime wednesday nights are for.
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>>102020409
I find those people are the ones who complain about spoon feeding

I like helping people, its a bonus when it pisses someone else off.
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>>102019871
>>102020170
>I started watching movies when I first saw superbad, why should I watch anything made before that?
>>102020234
Its like you're leading the subject. No, only newfags to /a/ believe that someone on /a/ has to be informed on every single anime to its fullest degree on a seasonal basis, because you're the type who watches 20 shows a season and think they are well informed about the medium.
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>entry level means bad
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>>102020453
>Lain
>Boring
How do you get bored at the assumption that there might be a world where internet and real coexist in the sense of materialism.
>Made before Internet was a real thing.
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>>102020429
Nope. But the idea that a movie that has 7 years of hand drawn production behind it can't exactly be compared to some show that was put together in a few months because it was trendy.
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>>102020488
>its a bonus when it pisses someone else off.
That's not a very helpful attitude Anon
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>>102020269
The biggest problem is just the way people assume that if anyone likes something new, it's because they are so inexperienced they don't understand the medium.

We spend our time trying to put people we don't agree with into these huge, strawman-type groups to somehow justify dismissing an entire show as being good or not.
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>>102017777
I watched all of Lain years ago and I see no reason why you need to watch it.
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>>102020534
There are people on /a/ that are born after year y2k.
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>>102020409
You are missing the point.
It's the entire attitude swinging in this sentiment of "I'm glad you like anime" and "Even as a long time fan I'm not gonna give you shit for not watching older stuff" that just pisses me off.
Shit like that has no place on /a/. It's not the fact that you are that way, mind you. I don't care if you are a nice guy or an assshole or whatever.
But the way you talk belongs on an anime forum, not /a/.
Zip that shit.
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>>102020548
>But there's the
fixed.
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>>102020380
Idk man, I can watch and enjoy 80's and 90's stuff and even some late 70's but most 70's stuff is... shitty.
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>>102020453
sounds like you didn't understand it very well
its okay go back to your moe anime, I'll continue being 2deep4u over here
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>>102020571

>I see no reason why you need to watch it.

It's good. That's the reason why you need to watch it.
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>>102020566
No one in this thread is saying you can't like New Things. People are just saying that you have to watch Old Things to know the history that created the New Things that you like
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>>102020597
They don't remember dial up connections.
They don't remember taking 3 minutes to connect and having 10kb/s
They don't remember having to wait for ages to watch the anime with worst quality in existance.
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>>102020443
That's a bit of a weird example since that show kind of exists to get new people into the franchise. Kinda like Macross Frontier.

A better example would be like watching Rebuild of Eva before the series
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>>102020570
>implying that 15 people shitposting the minute someone asks a question is a solution and that telling someone a name is the worst possible thing you can do in life
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>>102020725

They don't remember trading VHS tapes
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>>102020671
It was okay. Nothing that special. The only thing I would really consider so important you NEED to watch it is Azumanga because of the influence it had on the modern industry of moe shit.
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>>102020601
>Internet tough guy
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>>102020488
Remember, you're a big part of the problem.
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>>102020630
There are people who consider stuff like bebop or anything made in the 90s too old
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>>102020601
>/a/ isnt a form of forum
u wot
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>>102019352
>Fuckyou kevin stop showin everywone my fucking deviantart

That was the high point of my week.
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>>102020830
Bebop is complete shit /v/ choose a better example.
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>>102020761

>Not considering the consequences of your actions, ignoring the number of newfags who will make their home here, and shit up the board with even more rec threads after you welcome them.
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>>102020761
It is. If you don't like it, you probably don't like this board. What are you doing here?

There's absolutely no need to have spoonfeeding. Technology made it easier than ever. You're a retard if you go here to ask where you can google it.
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>>102020526
I known right
Personally I was always against recommending anime like Bebop, Lain and GITS to newfags
But as usual /a/ didn't listen when I warned them
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>>102020883
>implying I help in faggoty request threads and not times where it actually makes sense to help

Geeze man even spoon feeding has its limits, I don't own a front loader.
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>>102020850
/a/ is an imageboard not a forum you silly twat
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>>102017777
I still don't understand it.
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>>102020499
I watch a lot of anime every season because I like it. I've also watched anime since the days of VHS fansubs, so you can stop acting like a special snowflake. Keep telling everyone how old you are and calling everyone a newfag though, someone will think you fit in.
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>>102020499
This so hard. Especially how so many anime reference stuff like lupin, yet people here have never nor plan to watch lupin.
>people on /a/ these days have no interest in classic lupin because its too old or too long
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>>102020765
azumanga isn't actually good though

I watched it figuring the same thing but honestly it just hasn't aged well.
(good example of trope analysis though)
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>>102020873
what
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>>102020971
Image boards may be considered a type of forum.
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>>102020601
/a/ is not a place to cultivate a monolithic attitude towards anime
But it sounds like that's what you want to be. We are not here to build a common theory, we are not a hivemind, that's why so many people here hate the idea of recommendation threads.

/a/ is a place to talk about anime. That's fucking it. All anime, any anime. And you seem really pissed that people won't subscribe to your particular theory of how anime as a medium should be enjoyed.
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>>102021013
>i watched dragonball Z when my mom bought it for me on vhs
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>>102020764
I still have like 30 Sailor Moon ones.
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>>102020601
I think you're kind of pushing a bit of a hivemind mentality here
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>>102021066
Maybe I didn't explain myself well.

All I want you to do is to stop putting on an act about how nice you are.
Helping them is one thing. Trying to make yourself look good when you are not is just retarded.
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>>102020597
Very funny joke Anon but someone born then would only be
Fuck.

But how? I'm not that much older than that
Fuck ;_;
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>>102021066
You're not part of Central Mind? We are confused.
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>>102021066

While I don't quite agree with him, I do like to think that /a/ is a place where you can discuss anime with people that have more in depth knowledge about the medium than you can find on any of those other shitty forums.
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>>102021066
Nope. /a/ is a place to talk about dicks, porn and fetishes. People here don't like anime. They like sexy fanarts.
Just look at our threads.
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Kind of saddening to see how different /a/ has become. The dream is over, the day of /a/ looking like mal or gaia (remember that?) has come.
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>>102021086
You seem upset.
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>>102021063
>Image boards may be considered a type of forum.
yes but "forum" as is place of discussion but not "forum" as in internet.
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>>102021209
Daily reminder that /a/ is in an eternal state of dying.
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>>102021232
are you seriously this retarded
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>>102021032
Did I say it was good? I actually think it is pretty weak and works better as a 4koma. I said it was important not good. Every modern SoL borrows heavily from Azumanga. Azumanga is probably the most influential anime as far as the modern industry goes. But it isn't 30 years old so you wont have pretentious shitheads jerking off to it in this thread.
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can we just agree that everything with moe in it its automatically shit?

i'm fucking tired of seeing that trash here and i still dont kno why the fuck the mods allow it to post here when boards like /c/ exist
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>>102021292
Not him, but nice reaction pic /b/ro.
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>>102021209
I know what you mean brother. I miss the days when we could say stuff like epic and lol without people being upset.
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>>102021013
Stop exposing yourself further. You've been called out newfriend.
>>102021022
Remember how people here didn't get the obvious homage KLK was to Nagai at the beginning? It astounds me how little people actually knew about that, and instead compared it to not being TTGL.
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>>102020873
Watching Bebop go from a highly regarded show with a helping of nostalgia into a scapegoat in the space of about a year was actually really interesting and I'm happy that I got to see it.
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>>102021264

04/05 was good. 06/07 was alright, everything after that was pretty down hill though.
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>>102021163
>You better listen to me!

All I want you to do is to stop being 12.
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>>102021209
Things haven't been the same since 2011
Man, it really feels bad
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>>102021364
>04/05 was good

Definitely the best years.
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>>102021364
2010 wasn't so bad.
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>>102021323
thats because we were all 15 year olds
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>>102021311
0/10. I know this is a shit thread, but try harder.
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>>102021341
Sure thing, but you forgot to state how many years you've been here and redirect people to /v/ and reddit.
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>>102021292
Was that seriously the best reply you could come up with?
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>>102021415
Worst part is, people in MAL and Gaia still talk like that tripfag
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>>102021066
>how anime as a medium should be enjoyed

Enjoyed != Appreciate the history of. You can do the former without doing the latter.
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>>102021485
That's why you report every one who posts MAL related shit.
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people still think old anime is worth watching? as long as you watch everything from current anime, you'll know old anime. i'll never have to waste my time on old sailor moon when the new one comes out. if old anime is any good it gets a remake, and you can just watch that. I'm watching like 30 shows a season, i know more about anime that any try hards in here.
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>>102021452
same to you
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>>102021532
10/10 I was going to make a huge post to explain how much of a faggot you are.
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>>102021341
>Self-proclaimed KlK expert
>Calling anyone new
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>>102021532
You can try harder than that.
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>>102021532

There are people on the internet who actually think this.
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>>102021508
There is no need to appreciate the history of anime because it doesn't deserve to be appreciated. Anime has always been an industry aimed at children and man children. Those manchildren just went from liking robots to liking cute girls.
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>>102021341
>Oh no, he's making a point that I can't counter, better call him new even harder
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>>102021593
Same with a lot of mediums. What's your point?
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>>102021551
You continue too disappoint anon.
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>>102021586
No there isn't.
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>>102021579
>klk expert
>not versatile in 70s anime and its influence on latter anime especially Go
I think the word you're looking for is "informed person".
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>>102016621
> to people who think you HAVE to watch certain types (ie, old, "classic," DEEP, etc.) of shows to be considered a good fan.
Because you do need to watch them you fuck nugget. How can you call yourself an anime fan if you refuse to watch critically acclaimed series that basically shaped anime to what it is today.
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>>102021593
Eventually you run out of new anime, though.
You don't have to appreciate the history of anime, but eventually you won't have anything left to watch but the old shows.
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>>102021699
How can you call yourself an anime fan if you refuse to watch current anime series that basically shape anime to what it is today?
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>>102021699
Dude people ITT have been saying this over and over and people just keep dismissing them as being posers. Seriously, /a/ is dying.
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>>102021637
rip /jp/, if only you hadn't offended moot so much with your autistic reporting and general email//q/ spam
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>>102021679
>/a/
pedo with a hard drive full of cp
>/s4s/
psychotic murderer that has an obsession with repeating digits
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>>102021784
I'm not refusing to watch current airing anime. because I do watch currently airing series. Stop trying to derail from the case at hand.
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>>102021784
You seem to have this false notion that watching old shows somehow bars you from watching currently airing ones.
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>>102021685
>informed person
>improperly uses the word versatile in an attempt to sound intelligent
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Even worse than the people who don't watch old anime, are the ones who watch dubs, and there seem to be more of them here on /a/ lately.
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>>102021639
My point is exactly what I said. There is no need to appreciate the history of anime. I can give you the history of anime summed up right here

-Children liked giant robots and big men fighting so studios made shows where giant robots and big men fought.

-Children started to like seeing cute girls instead so studios started making shows focused on cute girls.

WHAT AN AMAZING HISTORY LETS ALL GO BACK AND APPRECIATE IT. We should have daily threads to honor the higher artform that is anime and its illustrious history.

I mean to begin with anime as a medium is so recent you cant begin to talk about history in general. This isn't like novels where you can compare hundreds of years anime is half a century old and modern anime started roughly 14 years ago.
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>>102021637

Who are you quoting Is a terrible reverse meme.
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>>102021593
That's a legit attitude. But if you have to try to appreciate the history if you want to be more in depth than "In the Beginning animu was toy advert designed to make children bug their parents into buying them shit, then animu turned into moeshit to make ronery but slutty nerds not kill themselves and buy figures of their seasonal waifus"
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>>102021894
all memes are terrible
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>>102021586
>>102021581
>>102021578
how is it not true? if new anime builds on old anime, then new anime has all the good old qualities plus more. look at how cool rebuild is, yet when people talk about the old show, they agree how boring it was.
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>>102021880
That's like saying you know everything about USA history if you know that both Lincoln and Kennedy got shot.
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>>102021894
More like a meme, it's an effective weapong when you have new people creating threads like:
>hi
>mfw when yfwnwhen the feels of your face when yfw
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>>102021880
i agreed with everything except the aimed at children thing.

if that's true, explain hentai, blood c, shounen, seinen etc
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>>102021829
The majority of people who watch old shows just use them as an excuse to bitch about how anime is so shit nowadays' in an attempt to appear like 'superior' fans. Most of these people have also seen much less of what is currently airing due to dismissing it without even watching it.
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>>102021880
You can't be more pleb than this.
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>>102021973
Holy motherfucking shit you did not just compare the history of the greatest country to ever exist to a niche medium to sell toys and comics that started less than half a century ago.
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>>102021880
...or you know you can look at how different animators, writers, series influenced what can after in terms of style and content much the same way you can with any form of media.
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>>102021868
Versatile is like a 6th grade word. I'm saying I actually have experience with the stuff and can point out obvious lifts from it. Then again you ignore my argument and attack my syntax.
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>>102022012
>The majority of people who watch old shows just use them as an excuse to bitch about how anime is so shit nowadays' in an attempt to appear like 'superior' fans.

Someone that has actually watched older anime besides the stuff that aired on toonami in the 90's would know that is not the case.
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>>102021699
>How can you call yourself an anime fan
Simple. Because I watch and enjoy anime. Just because I haven't seen your 80s MASTERPIECE or extreme-layers-of-depth battle shounen doesn't negate that fact. I'm constantly exploring new territory and knocking things off my backlog, what right do you have to judge me?
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>>102021894
It's actually brilliant and it was about time that someone stood up for the integrity of the quote function.
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>>102022012
No. Those are those retards who post how anime is dying because there are no Cowboy Bebops out there (Without really seeing a lot of older anime)

In response, you have anons who knows their shit and tell them that anime all along was ""moeshit"", to shut them up.
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>>102022114
You are a NEW anime fan.
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>>102022012
Why do you care what other people do? Just watch anime.
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>>102021965
>>102021880
>>102021532
And then people say old anime and its history isn't important.
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>>102022063
>the greatest country to ever exist
top b8
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>>102020725
>10Kbs/s
You LIE. You didnt have dial up. Dial up only went about 3-4kb/s
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>>102022167
I guaran fucking tee I have watched more anime than you. Probably 5 to 10x as much.
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>>102021807
>WEPONIZED /a/
Watching the board die instantly was quite entertaining.
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I only get pissed off when people complains when they don't get subs 2 hours after the airing.
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>>102022063
>greatest country to ever exist
You asked for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mUaKUp8Ho
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>>102021311
>>>/mal/gaia/reddit/v/
Perfect place for you.
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>>102022089
That isn't what versatile means.

You don't have an argument, you are just trying to save face.
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>>102022151
>Those are those retards who post how anime is dying because there are no Cowboy Bebops out there

No they aren't, that is just a scapegoat for a large section of nostalgiafags who really believe this and the others that are more enlightened who watch old anime attempt to distance themselves from it by discrediting with such attacks against the people making the argument.
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>>102016200
>what was your first anime thread
Why not Doraemon?
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>>102021824
>>102021829
The loudest advocate of needing to watch old anime ITT was going off on a tirade because people were talking about Oreimo and he didn't care about it, that's exactly what people are attacking. Ore-fucking-imo, one of the biggest shows in the anime fandom in the past few years. A show that's popular because it's about what it means to be an anime fan.
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>>102022149
It's about a brilliant as painting over rust with pudding.
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>>102022303
That whole post
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>>102022114
There's a difference between people that actively refuse to watch old anime because for whatever retarded reason and people that simply didn't end up watching them yet because of many different reasons.

The later are alright, the first should fuck off. I'm not even telling them to like the old series because there's many that I didn't like either (Macross jumps into my mind)
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>>102022149
>the integrity of the quote function
I agree with you entirely, but holy shit is this a hilarious phrase.
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>>102022318
>painting over rust with pudding

Seems like a good idea to me. Make a place that looked rusty look like pudding.
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>>102022246
moot earned the right to get 100 replies of "wich 2hu wud u fug" every time he posts on /jp/
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Can I just watch whatever the hell I want and discuss what I watched on /a/ in relevant threads?

Or does that some how make me a faggot who should go back to >>>/v/
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>>102022303
>A show that's popular because it's about what it means to be an anime fan.
Thanks God I'm not an anime fan.
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>>102022303
What the fuck are you even smoking?
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>>102022397
It is pretty good. I get the feeling that someone could spin a novel around it as a title.
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>>102022089
>Versatile is like a 6th grade word.
And you don't know the definition of it. Don't forget to remind us how old you are in your next reply, that way we all know you are to be taken seriously.
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>>102022351
Oreimo will be one of this generation's "classics" that people "need to watch to understand" next generation's anime.

It doesn't matter if you like it or not, and if you claim lineage is important, you can't dismiss it.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.
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>>102022303

Man, I lurk a hell of alot more than I post, but I've got to say this is one of the most retarded posts I've seen with my brief time on /a/.
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>>102022370
That's exactly what I was trying to get at, but then you get fags like this:
>>102022160
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I love 2009-2011 era where /a/ is a secret club who doing fun thing and those IRC raider is still part of /a/.
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>>102022435
No man you have to watch 30 year old shows in genres you don't enjoy with animation and art not up to your standards so you can circlejerk about it on /a/.
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>>102022435
No one's saying that you're not permitted to enjoy things.
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>>102022435
As long as you don't post "yeah, this anime is the best out there fuck old anime fuck new anime too this is the best shit fuck all anime", you're free to do that.



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