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so, in general terms; animes can be divided into two camps.

implicitly or explicitly romantic

as an example;

implicit is where nobody ever kisses or proclaims love (or they do so at the final episode, or for comedic purposes) and sexual tension is more or less recognizable throughout the duration; animu girls blush adorably and get embarrassed and defensive when another girl talks to their love interest, etc... without belaboring the description, yall know what im talking about

on the other hand, there are explicit romance; people are explicitly dating, married, engaging in hanky panky etc... relationships and standard chick flic stuff are actual plot points

I gotta say, I personally prefer the implicit kinds. theyre much much more cute, and frankly im not interested in the full blown love drama type stuff in general, and for some reason finding something im interested in for story, action, or humor that has a nice side serving of cute is my cup of tea.

how about you?
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It's not romance if it's all implicit.
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If I watch romance I want actualy romance. Not dancing around the romance untill they may or may not hold hands in the last episode.

Shojo anime/manga know how to do it. Fujoshi know what's up.
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I like Shoujo and I'm not even a guy
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as long the mc ain't a fucking faggot and deserve the girl i don't care,
i fucking hate when nothing happen between two person and they start loving each other only near the end,
i hate it even more if the MC is a radical dumbass that catch women without trying because there's no other dick to ride but his.
Maou-sama was pretty cool. I really don't like romance in general because i could get attached too much to a girl but i was fine in this anime.
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>>115322182
Implicit wouldn't be that bad if it wasn't only ever kindergarten levels of romance. "I-I-indirect k-kissu!?" and all that other kiddy bullshit might have been cute the first few times but when they're in high-school or college and they still beat around the bush for two whole god damn seasons it's just stupid.

Just. Fuck. Already.
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>>115322349
>I'm not even a guy
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>>115322182

Unresolved sexual tension is better when it's well done. But without the faggot troupes of indirect kisses or falling on top of someone.
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>>115322256
>Shojo anime/manga know how to do it.
The fuck are you smoking? If anything, shoujo is the worst of both worlds since it's explicit romance that moves at the pace of implicit.
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>>115322182
I want explicit romance like Amagami/White album, i want it to go somewhere beyond kissukissu state.


New amagami when ? i want to see /a/ struggling to choose best girl again.
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>>115322674
Even comedy shoujo has an astronomically higher chance of at least implied sex in comparison to shounen who MIGHT get to holding hands in the same amount of time, if not more.

Shitty drama or no, shoujo does romance much better most of there time.
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>>115322182
Implicit is the best, but I like if it gets resolved in the end, like a confession and stuff.

>>115322234
It is if they're building it up for the final moment, you need to develop romantically with someone before starting a romantic relationship.
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Implicit is okay for 50% of a story but when your series goes several years without any real development it's obvious you are just pandering self-insert garbage.
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>>115323020
>you need to develop romantically
And that cannot be entirely implicit. There needs to be actual interaction between the characters beyond just blushing around.
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>>115323058
It is because some people consider a relationship implicit if they aren't kissing, I know it's stupid, but it happens.
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>>115323036

God damnit I fucking hate IS
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>>115323086
It does happen but tripping over every bump or your own feet, indirect kissu, thinking that going to the cafeteria together as a d-d-d-deito, and all that other shit isn't he only way, or realistic way, to build a an implicit romantic relationship and that's all you ever get. Shit gets old.
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I don't mind implicit stuff if romance isn't the main focus of a series, in a full on romance manga or anime it can be nice at the beginning but get annoying if it continues for too long
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>>115322674
Depends. A few, like Red River, do move pretty slow(about 2/3 or so the way through before they fucked), but they eventually get somewhere and still manage to have a nice buildup for it.
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>>115323020
>implicit relationship getting resolved
>in my Chinese cartoons

Not of fireworks and the rest of the harem have anything to say about it.
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>>115323036
And if it drags on long enough they have to come up with a reason why they haven't gone anywhere.
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Anime characters engaging in serious relationships gives me panic attacks.
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>>115323690
This. I like the way they handled it in, for example, Log Horizon, about Naotsugu and Maryelle. Their relationship evolved, sometimes offscreen, but it was not the main purpose of the anime. Hence, it becomes a good feature every time it's put on camera, and doesn't feel like it's dragging on.
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>>115323717
Just don't watch harems
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>>115322182
Implicit is much, much better.

>>115322234
This one here is a retard. A sizeable one.
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>>115323086
Had a girlfriend in college who didn't like kissing and sex but was up for hand holding and cuddling. Sorry for blogshit but they're there.
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>>115322182
anime never had any romance in them
just the illusion

yes i watched every anime
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>>115323756
Still mad.
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>>115323908
Welcome to the friendzone, enjoy your stay
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>>115322182
Irresponsible Captain Tylor only had generic romance where a young princess liked the MC so much she was all over him and there was this one woman who kept the MC in line. Cut to the final ep and you see them do everything but have sex on screen.
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>>115323036
>Implicit is okay for 50% of a story but when your series goes several years without any real development it's obvious you are just pandering self-insert garbage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Andrews_%28comics%29
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>>115322182
>Muh status quo!
>If my favourite doesn't win, no one can!
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>>115322182
Explicit > Implicit
Implicit romance is for kids and it only exists in today's anime to "preserve the girl's purity" and shit like that
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>>115323943
Credit where credit's due, that was a stroke of genius as well as a massive trollface that's been brewing for over 2 decades.
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>>115324026

Still waiting for a show where everyone wins for real.
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>>115322182
After 20+ shows of dense MCs in an implicit romantic setting, an explicit romance is a fresh change of pace.
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>>115322182
Everything is always implicit, it's refreshing to have explicit romances, I love the ones that progress from the initial falling in love to getting married etc

Watching 25 episodes without even so much as a kiss is just simply boring as fuck, especially since the plot devices that keeps them going so long without making any progress are usually dumb shit like misunderstanding trope
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>implicit romance
>explicit romance

First of all, that terminology makes 0 fucking sense. Implicit means implied. Explicit means shown. What you're describing isn't implicit vs explicit, it's all explicitly romantic, it's just that some characters haven't realized their own feelings, or the story isn't going anywhere. An actual "implicit" romance would be, say, a couple with a child popping up out of nowhere. You never see any romance, but its implied.

Take your 8th grade English class and apply your assumptions elsewhere. There's no such thing as "explicit" vs "implicit" romance, and only retards would adopt that terminology.

What you're talking about is romance with progress vs romance without, or romances at varying levels of commitment. Honestly, both have their own strengths, and neither is better than the other. I enjoy both.
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>>115324401
Goddamnit I finished this the other day and in still peeved they didn't so anything I'll just hope the manga has something
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>>115322182
Remember me?
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>>115324525
Im pretty sure the live action will have at least 1 sex scene...
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>>115324563
I remember the manga. Poor guy has seen her naked often enough but I still don't think they'd done much beyond him tasting her drool the last time I read it.
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>>115322182

I xon'h keaqqc qire edmqiyih ok ipmqiyih kopanye iw ih'j hte pain woyuj ow hte jtof. Ih'j niye ften ih jokh ow omekahej ah hte jixeqinej, qire in Rabe no Jhivpa.
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>>115324632
It ended recently. They didn't even kiss
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>>115324525
>Go in expecting romance
>Get a story about overcoming trauma
It could've been worse.
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>>115323959
>Irresponsible Captain Tylor

My favourite show from the 90s
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>>115324663
time for bed anon
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>>115324676
Well shit...did they at least fuck?
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>>115324663
Cthulu-san is that you?
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>>115324800
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>>115322674

..What? What does pacing have to do with romance being explicit or implicit?
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>>115324813
>>115324753

Ih'j onqc zeen a ceak anx ceh egekcone taj aqkeaxc wokvohhen Ente Isla jmeeyt.
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>>115322234
well yeah brah, romance is for 3D girls

hetero dudes are all about implied sexual tension and cuteness

>>115322417
agreed

I liked chiho/mao since it was just a little cutsey subtext rather than the main event

>>115322661
the falling on someone trope is older than the internet, yeah its cliche, but its cute when well

>>115324076
u sound like a girl or a homo
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>>115322661
>faggot troupes of indirect kisses or falling on top of someone
Fuck you.
That's the best.
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>>115323959
>you see them do everything but have sex on screen.
The relationship remained completely ambiguous. What final episode do you mean?
The one where they didn't even interact with each other because she was in her little data processing room?
All that connected them during the episode was that he flew the ship to pick her up.
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>>115324910
>implict vs explicit
It has nothing to do with it because that's a made up word that makes no sense.
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I prefer implict romance, because I like to feel the embarrassment of confession, the first timid kiss, and a "true love" that I will never have.
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>>115324885
>prophesied in the first chapter that he'd bang her
>sees her naked several times
>still never happens
I should feel cheated, but it's about the same feeling I get when I read Minamoto-kun and the chapters are only 9 pages. I can't say I didn't see that not happening in the end.
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>>115325000
Capitalization.
Punctuation.
And write your fucking words out. 2 more letters are not going to delay your post too badly.
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>>115325014
No, fuck you. Those are the worst.

>falls on top of her
>hand is on tits
>either gets slapped or runs away making any scene after embarrassing
>girl lands on top in the most unrealistic way
>sees panties
>"D-did you see?"
>regardless of answer gets slapped or runs away making ext scene embarrassing

It was cute a decade or so ago, but it's time to switch up he god damn formula.
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>>115325334
I like it when the girl wants it and the guy wants it too.

Like so.

>falls on top of her
>hand is on tits
>She blushes before looking away
>"If it's MC-kun then... I don't mind."

>girl lands on top in the most unrealistic way
>sees panties
>"D-did you see?"
>"...Yeah."
>They both blush but continue onwards despite the previous incident.


I agree that the stereotypical slap or run away is shitty excepting some special cases.
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Isshuukan Friends did it best because there is no sexuality at all in it. Just feelings
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>>115325565
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L5kr3Nrliw
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>>115325197
sry man, posting from phone and having a hard enough time being basically intelligible with these micro keyboards and auto complete

at work; but I generally dont 4chan from my work box with keyboard for proper english for reasons that should be obvious
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>>115325705
Stop posting if you can't meet minimum standards.
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>>115322182
I prefer it when the anime has a balance between the two. If it's all implicit, often times it simply feels like the romance isn't getting anywhere/no progression.
Starting off implicit before slowly moving into explicit is a great template for a nice romance anime
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>>115325191
At least Minamoto gets some on occasion
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>>115325926
True. I think he even managed to get off the last 2 he was with.
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bamp
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>>115324663
>>115324972
I hate it when the ente isle subs are suddenly missing for an episode here and there and it just says [ente islan]

the entire first episode was missing ente islan subs when I watched it... and like more than half of the dialogue in that was in ente islan
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>>115322182

I don't even know how to answer because the definition and examples aren't accurately matched; the question seems more concerned with describing romance as a central plot device as opposed to romance as a peripheral plot device, the latter being more preferable to you.

Plus Implicit vs Explicit isn't the issue, because few anime regardless of camp can get a romance to feel natural, and very few writers can actually carry that across.
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If there's no progress with the romance is a series, then don't fucking have it in the first place.
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Where does little girl anime go? Like LWA or something.
Pretty sure hikaru no go barely had girls to blush either
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>>115329491
Hikaru no Go was fujobait, just saying.
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Which way, /a/?
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>>115322182
Way too much shit is implicit that I'm fucking sick of it. Explicit is the way to go, when's white album 2 comin out
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>>115329915
The second...minus the incest.
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>>115329491
not familiar with lwa, but as far as little girl anime goes... I dont know. I reckon moe kinda goes into the implicit category since implicit and moe both function primarily on cuteness
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>>115330442
What about nogirls anime?
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>>115330580
Is he drenching his shoulder in soy sauce?
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>>115330580
>nogirls anime
who the fuck thought that was a good idea?
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>>115332328
Smart people
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>>115332371
more like homos and chicks
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I like this kind of romance.
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What is Maison Ikkoku?

Implicit or explicit? Nothing really happens until the end, like an implicit, but what does happen is explicit.
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>>115323036
I only watch it because my country is represented.
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>>115330263
Get a load of this faggot.
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>>115324663
yes.
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Implicit is only for shitty writers who don't know how to develop characters in a romantic relationship. It's fine if there is no romance in the story because it's not the focus, and it's fine if it begins implicit then develops into a real relationship.

The worst is when the autistics nips get so strongly attached to certain girls that the author can't develop any relationships without pissing off a large portion of their fanbase.
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>>115333946
Spoonfed retard.
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>>115336434
Is she okay?
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>>115336500
She spent most of the show sitting on her ass stuffing herself with pizza. She's immune to tomato sauce.
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>>115336434
10/10 reply. You sure told me.
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>>115322182
Implicit is stupid as fuck but love drama is also stupid as fuck

I only like pure love and affection without beating around the bush for too long
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