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>tfw you will never be a japanese kid that wakes up in the morning to catch the latest Dragon Ball, or stay up late at night to watch wierd otaku shows.

Being a japanese kid must be amazing. All these amazing Manga magazines at one spot
You must get overblown with imagination. Getting inspiration is like the easiest thing.
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>>102087442
Yeah inspiration is so easy for the Japanese. Just look how creative the anime industry is.
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Am I the only one who still reads >tfw as their faces when?
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>>102087554
I read it as that farts wet.
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>>102087590
Still better than "that feel when"
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but then you realize you'll grow into a soulless japanese adult who is just a 12 hour a day cog in a massive corporate empire

anime, manga, sports, sex, all of these given up after graduating college
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>>102087554
I do too.
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>>102087643
>12 hour a day
That's a pretty short work day.
Where did you find such a great job?
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>>102087514

You make the mistake of taking only the DVD/BD Anime industry. There of course, there is no innovation.

But if you just take Anime/Manga as a whole all the centuries of stuff, of kids shows to all kinds of stuff for all demographics and all of it's artstyles, it's just amazing.

I have a field day googling pictures of anime/manga lists of obscure things on wikipedia.
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>>102087643
Unless you take the path of the hikki.
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>>102087803
>obscure things
>implying there are obscure anime
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>>102087442
Western movies are superior anyway.

>manga magazines
What about books?
>overblown with imagination
Sure, especially if you read light novels or shounen manga.
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>>102087752
I live in a developed world where there's air conditioning in the office and I don't have to break my hands making shoes and jewellery for people like myself.
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>>102087810
You mean unless all the stress breaks you so much that you develop a heavy agoraphobia?
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>>102087752

thanfully im just a humble salaryman at mitsubishi zaibatsu

i hate to imagine those poor souls who work as coders for nintendo kabukushi gaisha, i hear they only get to go home 2 days a year
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>>102087858

It's all about the pictures. The western world is pretty dull in that regard. And kids fucking want pictures.

>>102087839
you mean in that every anime is obscure?
pretty sure you can't name pic related.
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>>102087643
12 hour work days still leave 6 hours each day for anime and manga.
If you can't watch every series and a bunch of manga in that time then you have failed. Employment is relaxation time, the true work begins when you get home.
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>>102087887
Is there an echo in here?
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>>102088066
>And kids fucking want pictures.
Yeah, retarded kids. And there are always films.
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>>102088097
12 hours a day is not what the average Japanese deals with.
Try 16 hours.
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>>102088145
I just want to break any fucked up delusions about a glorious hikki lifestyle.
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>>102088097

12 hours of work

8 hours of sleep

1 hour getting ready for work

1 hour for eating of daily meals

2 hours of commuting

Your only chance is to try and get it in on the commute
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>>102087992
>zaibatsu

i know you're joking, but the korean economy is still run in the zaibatsu-style

i wonder if theyre even aware of it
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>>102088066
I mean in that no anime is really obscure, not compared to other mediums at least, when so few of something have been made it is practically impossible to be truly obscure. There are probably double the live action films made or more each year than there are anime in existence. That is obscurity.
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>>102088160
>Yeah, retarded kids. And there are always films.

Dude, just because you don't want to read doesn't mean you are retarted. If anything, reading only comes after you have seen enough pictures to be able to have the mental cinema when reading a book.

And movies, some people just think drawings are the best way to enjoy something.
Western cartoons have their merits sure, but in terms of quality and quantity, Anime just beats it tenfold.

You sound like a snobby no fun allowed shit, why are even on /a/?
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>tfw no cool stores like Lawsons
>tfw no manga magazines that are as thick as phone books
>tfw no akihabara to be an outlet for indulging your hobbies
>tfw you cant get an all day train pass and spend your weekends in the countryside.
>tfw the countrysides dont look like japanese countrysides
>tfw they have snacks that have subtle or bitter flavors instead of corn grease and diabeetus syrup
>tfw variety and niche markets are celebrated with creative products
>tfw no polite society
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Man, I'm sure gutted that I never got to attend school 6 days a week and then follow that each day with cram school. After that I can get my soulless 12 hour a day job (not including commute). It's no wonder the suicide rate in Japan is so low, must be awesome to live in the land of cartoons.
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>>102088518
I've never had a mental cinema when reading a book.
I've never even tried to imagine what characters from books might look like, or what characters from manga might sound like.
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>>102088405
I don't know. By the standards of TV-shows, Animation and Comics, alot of
Anime is pretty obscure.

Movies and Text are like breathing oxygen pretty much.

>>102088599
I'd consider that wierd.

>>102088576
The best part are manga magazines that are as thick as phonebooks.
And there's like a 100 different ones each month.

>>102088588
Isn't it 5 days these days?
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>>102088887
How can you say anime is obscure when there are only about 3000 shows that have ever shown on television? You could watch all of those easily in a lifetime, you couldn't even get close to completing every TV show or film.
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>>102088588
>school 6 days a week
>cram school

Man I went to school in Taiwan for a good few years, that was fucking bullshit.

The system is so focused on pushing a select few students to the very top, literally everyone else gets fucked over. The few who're favored either die from exhaustion and stress or end up like >>102087643

Teachers don't do shit for you, you're just expected to be good at studying or else you're as good as fucked. Go smoke up and become a drughead, faggot. It's not even that they have no patients for retards who don't try, if you don't show potential, nobody helps you grasp the ropes. You pay and go to cram school for what the teachers don't bother to do in actual school. Can't afford cram school? INTO THE TRASH YOU GO.

Don't have any interest in the top 5 deskjobs that earn money? You're a useless piece of shit who won't amount to anything.

Don't get into the top 5 elitist universities in the country? You're a useless piece of shit who won't amount to anything.

Haven't sold your soul to a corporation by the time you're 25? You're a useless piece of shit who won't amount to anything.

Pretty much all of developed Asia is like this. Parts of mainland China excepted, because they just can't give a fuck.

Is it any wonder people joke about suicide rates in Japan the entire society is literally based around killing yourself?
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>>102089221
>patients
*patience

>grasp the ropes
*learn the ropes

>INTO THE TRASH YOU GO.
*>>>/v/

>Don't get into the top 5 elitist universities in the country?
*Don't get into one of the top 5 elite universities in the country
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>>102088162
>Try 16 hours
>average
No.

>>102088258
Your time management is terrible.

12 hours work (can listen to anison while working at your computer)
6 hours sleep
1 hour general hygiene and miscellaneous (can listen to audio dramas)
30 minutes food (can read manga)
0 hours commuting cause you live appropriately close to the workplace

That leaves almost 4.5 hours for anime.
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>>102089563
>0 hours commuting

in japan this is impossible

unless you are a farmer
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Do Japs seriously work 12 hours a day?
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>>102089795

yes

they were good students of 1950s american values
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>>102089731
Yes, no one actually lives in Tokyo close to Marunouchi. All those buildings are empty and everyone travels from Hokkaido daily. How silly of me to forget.
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>>102087442
>you will never be a japanese kid
Thank god.
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>>102089795
Why do people think thats an obscene amount? I work 10 hours a day and that isn't shit. Still keep up with 15 shows this season and have time for backlog.
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>>102089547
Thanks man.

I mean really, thanks.

Fucking thank you. Holy shit. You're truly a diamond dozen in this doggy dog world
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>>102089795
Yes, much of that being unpaid overtime as well
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>>102089096
Live Action is like oxygen. Animation is different.

And fuck me I thought this thread is gonna be fun times about being a japanese kid, instead it is all socio-political shit again. Fuck.
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>>102090047
I'm used to 8 hrs a day/ 40 hrs a week. 12 hours sounds insane.
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>>102088405

>There are probably double the live action films made or more each year than there are anime in existence.

Are you retarded?
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>wanting to be fucking japanese

>>>/gaia/
>>>/narutostreambleachx.com/
>>>/anywhereelse/
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>you will never stay up till 3 am to watch chinese lesbian cartoons in TV
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>>102090369
I'm used to 0 hours per week. 40 hours sounds insane.

It's all a matter of perspective.
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>>102090338
>Live Action is like oxygen. Animation is different.
What the fuck are you even talking about?

In absolute terms its pretty difficult for anime to be obscure. There are anime that are more obscure than others thats granted but in comparison to the most obscure films the most obscure anime are practically entry level obvious.
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>>102090047
It's an obscene amount.
I work 12 hour shifts, but I only work 2 of them, with 2 8 hour shifts.
On the 12s my day consists of nothing but work and sleep.
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>>102089096

Why don't you just go back to >>>/tv/ already. What the fuck is wrong with you?
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>>102090439
What exactly is your problem with getting the anime via torrent?
You are unbound by a stupid schedule, you can watch them whenever the fuck you want.
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>>102088576

If only you could have all those good parts of Japanese culture without all the bad parts...
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>>102090471

Seriously, why haven't you gone back to >>>/tv/ yet. Why are you even talking about this? What is wrong with you? What kind of special brand of autism do you have?
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>>102090487
I work 10 hours a day every week day and manage to watch 5 or 6 episodes of anime a day and shitpost on /a/ for a while. I don't see what you are wasting your time on.
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>>102090687
I don't dedicate 100% of my free time to shitposting and watching anime.

I know, I should probably just kill myself now.
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>>102090687
You have an extra 2 hours.
I still have plenty of time to watch anime, I'm a security guard. It feels nice to get paid to watch anime/read manga/shitposter on /a/.
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>>102090604
I haven't watched films in a while. I don't go to TV. Its just hard to call something like anime obscure when there are things that make even the most obscure anime look obvious. Film has obscurity by abundance, you could never watch them all even if you could own them all, and depth. Anime just has depth, you could watch all the anime in existence if you could get it all.
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>>102090808
What else would you be doing?
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>>102090990

Yes, but nobody cares. Why are you talking about that? Literally, nobody cares about your absolute definition of "obscurity". We're using the relative definition of "obscurity", comparing one anime to another, not anime to the entirety of fiction as a whole. Why would you think otherwise?

Why are you being so autistic? Please stop it.
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>>102091002
There's lots of /a/ related activities that can take hours upon hours, you know.
Just for example, you could correctly tag your hundreds of new images every day.
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>>102091055
Anime isn't obscure, if you think so you just have a low powerlevel. That is all there is to it seeing as if you tried enough you could be aware of all anime.
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>>102091055
If the question is if anime can be obscure, then of course you cannot just assume that the most obscure level of anime is obscure, because that is begging the question.
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>>102090471
You see real people everyday, therefore an obscure anime is more special.

>>102090431
Were not honey fevered. We dont think Japan is like our anime.

>>102090531
I think the idea of the watching anime before readily avaible Internet is neat.
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>>102091116
>>102091131

Please, stop being so fucking autistic and just fucking drop this already. Why the fuck are you being so incessant on pushing this whole thing? We're talking about anime being obscure compared to other anime.

What the fuck is wrong with you people? Why do you have to be so pedantic? All they're saying is that something like Akai Hayate is obscure compared to something like Attack on Titan. That's all they're saying. Are they wrong, using that relative definition of obscurity?

Please, stop being so fucking autistic and pedantic about this. You're shitting up the thread for no good reason with your autism. It's disgusting.
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>>102091201
>I think the idea of the watching anime before readily avaible Internet is neat.
What do you think of the internet giving you the ability of watching anime before it's readily available on TV?
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>>102091201
>You see real people everyday, therefore an obscure anime is more special.
This is some especially retarded logic.

You would need to compare the chance of seeing any single one randomly selected person in the world to make a proper analogy and you would find any given anime is far less obscure than any given person.
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>>102091376

PLEASE JUST DROP IT.

NOBODY IS TRYING TO SAY THAT CAT SOUP IS MORE OBSCURE THAN THE SLOVENIAN STUDENT FILM YOU MANAGED TO FIND A CAMRIP OF.

WE ARE COMPARING ANIME TO EACH OTHER FOR A RELATIVE LEVEL OF OBSCURITY.

PLEASE STOP BEING AUTISTIC. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE.
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>>102091459
>CAMRIP
What kind of pleb watches a camrip.
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>>102087442
The grass is always greener on the other side. If you were born in Japan you wouldnt appreciate it the way you think you would. You'd wanna go somewhere and express the same sentiment aboutwanting to be born in that country.
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>>102090471
>the most obscure anime are practically entry level obvious
Is this what retards on /tv/ actually believe? There are anime that 99% of japs haven't even heard of, and even anime that 99% of otaku haven't heard of.

It's on par with the indie trash film festivals. /a/ may think they get a wide variety of anime every season, but the reality is that there are several anime per season that never even get raws because of obscurity. Backwater television stations still exist.
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>>102091811
You are retarded. In major film producing countries alone there were more than 6000 films produced in 2008. That is just about double the number of anime series made for TV ever. There is no comparison. Its literally impossible to know about all those films. On the other hand if you want to know about every anime you just look at a TV schedule and watch Japanese TV.
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>>102091272
Nostalgia

>>102091376
Well I still think obscure 70's chinese cartoons are more amazing than random live-action no.123455
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>>102092007

And you're a fucking autistic retard who thinks anybody gives a shit about your opinions on absolute obscurity in terms of all fiction ever created ever.

Nobody gives a shit about your thousands of retarded short student films. Literally nobody. So stop talking about them like we do.
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>>102092133
Those are feature films, over 6000 feature films.
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>>102092133
>>102092167
I do enjoy reading your discussion. A lot.
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>>102092167

[citation needed]

I can pull numbers out of my ass, too, if you'd like. And, again, honestly nobody gives a shit. We're talking about anime here. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OBSCURITY AS IT RELATES TO ANIME AND ANIME ONLY.

SO PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF FUCKING GOD, SHUT THE FUCK UP, AND DROP THIS FUCKING DISCUSSION. NOBODY FUCKING CARES.
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Why would anyone want to live in Japan when adult life there is abysmal?
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>>102091793
I'm not sure, if I were japanese, I don't think I would be jealous in the media department. Besides their own stuff, their overseas dubbing industry is big as well.
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>>102092007
But that's wrong. The amount produced is less than film, but that has very little to do with obscurity. You will never know all the anime that is produced, because tons of anime are never shown to the general public. Just like film!

In fact film is far less obscure than anime thanks to the internet and everyone wanting to push their film onto the masses.
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>>102091811
>Backwater television stations
You actually believe this? There are secret television stations nobody knows about funding secret TV anime nobody knows about?
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>>102092514
It's a conspiracy to make anime more obscure.
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>waaah anime isn't obscure because everyone knows about mainstream titles even though there are anime that the general public doesn't know about
>waaaah film is obscure because everyone knows about mainstream titles even though there are film that the general public doesn't know about

/tv/ retards are the biggest retards on 4chan
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>>102092514
>backwater is the same as secret television stations
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>>102092239
>[citation needed]
http://www.uis.unesco.org/culture/Documents/IP14-2013-cinema-survey-analysis-en.pdf
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>>102092407
The best way probably growing up in Japan and then move elsewhere.
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>>102092484
You are stupid. You could literally watch every anime ever in a lifetime. More films however are produced every 2 years than you could watch in a lifetime.
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>>102092660
>Nigerian film are not included
Why am I suddenly thinking of email attachments?
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>>102092660
>>102092719

That's nice. Can you drop this yet? Because people still don't care. And this isn't anime related. At all. Just shut up. You've already derailed the thread beyond belief. No need to make it worse.
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>>102092584
Its a whole different sort of obscure. You can procure and watch every anime available to the general public with copies available to purchase if you try hard enough. You will die before you even get close to that with film.
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>>102092663
Nope. Best way is to grow up in a Scandinavian country or in a rich-as-fuck family wherever you want.
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>>102092840
>You can procure and watch every anime available to the general public with copies available to purchase
No you can't.

One example is the short movies in the Ghibli museum.
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>>102087643
>sex
but if they don't sex, how do they reproduce?
>lowest rate of childbirth in the world
nevermind
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>>102092840
Congratulations, you've been nominated for the "retard of the year" award!
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>>102092905
>what is reading

You obviously cant procure and watch them if they are not available for you to purchase just as I said.
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>>102092930
>how do they reproduce?
They don't.
Haven't you taken a look at their demographics?
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>>102093004
They are available to the general public though.
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>>102092996
>being factually correct is retarded
Ok.
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>>102092765

>backpeddling
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>>102090531
It's like that thing that the Japanese do where they drive for hours then stand in a line for hours to get B class food
It's called retardism I believe
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>>102092840
>>102093004
>>102093100
>>102093081

NOBODY CARES.

NOT ANIME RELATED.

YOU'RE JUST SHITPOSTING AND DERAILING THE THREAD.

PLEASE STOP IT.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE.
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>>102093170
Think about it.

If nobody cared, then why is she getting so many replies?
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>>102092514
Its more of a matter of the western audience. They dismiss many things that does not apply to their anime ideal. Kids, Family and Artsy stuff.
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>>102093195

BECAUSE THEY ARE EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE AT BAITING.

CLEARLY.
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>>102093057
>with copies available to purchase

You are physically able in a lifetime to watch every anime available to the general public to purchase. You cannot however possibly watch every film available to the general public to purchase. You would die before that happened based on the sheer number there are.
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>>102093081
>You can procure and watch every anime available to the general public with copies available to purchase if you try hard enough.
But that's complete bullshit. Anime is produced faster than you can watch it, if you don't believe that then you are so fucking dumb you have negative brain cells
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>>102092841
But you wont know Japanese.
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>My medium is more obscure than yours.
Let me take the big hipster dong out and fuck you in the ass: Books are way more obscure.
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>>102093326
>Scandinavians can't learn Japanese.
Now that explains why the Vikings failed.
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>>102093238
>Anime is produced faster than you can watch it
That is simply not true.

If we assume 50 shows are airing in a season at 24 minutes each that is 20 hours a week of anime only which is just under 3hrs a day. Totally possible.
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>>102093238
Source?
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>>102093407
>50 shows are airing in a season
But there are way more shows airing in a season you dumb cunt.
There are at least 500 shows airing each season, of which much less ever get raws, of which much less ever end up on nyaa, of which much less ever get translated
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>>102093333
Its true they almost certainly are. The point I was making wasn't even about film though it was just about anime and how you cant really consider much of anything from a catalog of approximately 3000 TV shows to be obscure.
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>>102093542
Really, source?
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>>102093542
You're retarded
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>>102093542
>There are at least 500 shows airing each season

There are I believe 52 shows airing these season in total including kiddy shit and anything else you might want to say westerners never watch. There are mostly between 120-150 a year recently.
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>>102087554
I used to, I only recently found out what it actually is.
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>>102093625
>>102093668
There are probably like 100 different cartoons airing each season here in germany on mainstream tv, and way more if you count non-mainstream tv.
Japan's anime industry is way way greater than our cartoon industry, it's easily 500.
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>>102093333
Text is the most readily avaible thing ever
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>>102093839
Please tell me you are just pretending to be retarded now.
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>>102093839
Do I need to repeat myself?

Source?
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GODDAMMIT MODS WHERE ARE YOU
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>>102093839
TVアニメ本数の推移
1990 50
1991 39
1992 62
1993 30
1994 38
1995 40
1996 46
1997 50
1998 82
1999 89
2000 64
2001 95
2002 95
2003 111
2004 128
2005 127
2006 181
2007 159
2008 147
2009 146
2010 130
2011 138
2012 155
2013 185

These are the actual figures for numbers of new anime being produced each year. As you will see it certainly is nowhere near 500.
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>>102094073
>500.
Per season.
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>>102093941
http://pastebin.com/LtmyCqms
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>>102093915
Find me the works of Pythagoras.
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>>102090687
I work the same hours as you and I feel 12hr/day would be too fucking much.
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>>102094134
Thanks.
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Thank god, fuck Japan.
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>>102094073
But those are the anime that get in statistics, you will never see the anime that obaa-chan made and that was transmitted in Inaka prefecture's public radio.
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>>102094312
>otaku known for obsessively compiling statistics on their hobby wouldn't know about an anime

Its quite a ridiculous idea really isn't it when you think about it. That anime must be so obscure that not a single person heard of it ever and the audience was -3 people.
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>>102094400
>-3 people
The director, the producer and a dude that isn't horrible with video editing software.
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>>102087442
>Being a japanese kid must be amazing.
Nope. School life is harder in Japan where you're trained to be yes-men drones for the rest of your life and/or have to deal with exorbitant expectations. I'm actually thankful I wasn't born Japanese.
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>>102090338
>And fuck me I thought this thread is gonna be fun times about being a japanese kid
Being a Japanese kid isn't at all "fun" unless you're an insanely rich piece of bourgeois shit.



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