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?
It's not romance if it's all implicit.
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.
I like Shoujo and I'm not even a guy
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.
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.
>I'm not even a guy
Unresolved sexual tension is better when it's well done. But without the faggot troupes of indirect kisses or falling on top of someone.
>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.
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.
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.
Implicit is the best, but I like if it gets resolved in the end, like a confession and stuff.
It is if they're building it up for the final moment, you need to develop romantically with someone before starting a romantic relationship.
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.
>you need to develop romantically
And that cannot be entirely implicit. There needs to be actual interaction between the characters beyond just blushing around.
It is because some people consider a relationship implicit if they aren't kissing, I know it's stupid, but it happens.
God damnit I fucking hate IS
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.
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
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.
>implicit relationship getting resolved
>in my Chinese cartoons
Not of fireworks and the rest of the harem have anything to say about it.
And if it drags on long enough they have to come up with a reason why they haven't gone anywhere.
Anime characters engaging in serious relationships gives me panic attacks.
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.
Just don't watch harems
Implicit is much, much better.
This one here is a retard. A sizeable one.
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.
anime never had any romance in them
just the illusion
yes i watched every anime
Welcome to the friendzone, enjoy your stay
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.
>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.
>Muh status quo!
>If my favourite doesn't win, no one can!
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
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.
Still waiting for a show where everyone wins for real.
After 20+ shows of dense MCs in an implicit romantic setting, an explicit romance is a fresh change of pace.
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
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.
Goddamnit I finished this the other day and in still peeved they didn't so anything I'll just hope the manga has something
Im pretty sure the live action will have at least 1 sex scene...
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.
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.
It ended recently. They didn't even kiss
>Go in expecting romance
>Get a story about overcoming trauma
It could've been worse.
>Irresponsible Captain Tylor
My favourite show from the 90s
time for bed anon
Well shit...did they at least fuck?
Cthulu-san is that you?
..What? What does pacing have to do with romance being explicit or implicit?
Ih'j onqc zeen a ceak anx ceh egekcone taj aqkeaxc wokvohhen Ente Isla jmeeyt.
well yeah brah, romance is for 3D girls
hetero dudes are all about implied sexual tension and cuteness
I liked chiho/mao since it was just a little cutsey subtext rather than the main event
the falling on someone trope is older than the internet, yeah its cliche, but its cute when well
u sound like a girl or a homo
>faggot troupes of indirect kisses or falling on top of someone
That's the best.
>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.
>implict vs explicit
It has nothing to do with it because that's a made up word that makes no sense.
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.
>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.
And write your fucking words out. 2 more letters are not going to delay your post too badly.
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
>"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.
I like it when the girl wants it and the guy wants it too.
>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
>"D-did you see?"
>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.
Isshuukan Friends did it best because there is no sexuality at all in it. Just feelings
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
Stop posting if you can't meet minimum standards.
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
At least Minamoto gets some on occasion
True. I think he even managed to get off the last 2 he was with.
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
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.
If there's no progress with the romance is a series, then don't fucking have it in the first place.
Where does little girl anime go? Like LWA or something.
Pretty sure hikaru no go barely had girls to blush either
Hikaru no Go was fujobait, just saying.
Which way, /a/?
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
The second...minus the incest.
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
What about nogirls anime?
Is he drenching his shoulder in soy sauce?
who the fuck thought that was a good idea?
more like homos and chicks
I like this kind of romance.
What is Maison Ikkoku?
Implicit or explicit? Nothing really happens until the end, like an implicit, but what does happen is explicit.
I only watch it because my country is represented.
Get a load of this faggot.
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.
Is she okay?
She spent most of the show sitting on her ass stuffing herself with pizza. She's immune to tomato sauce.
10/10 reply. You sure told me.
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