The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread

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by Qikz » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:15 am

Karl wrote:I have a feeling no-one here will be into it, but Sakura Quest is ridiculously good. I love its carefully-written, down-to-earth story and its incredibly endearing characters. It's dramatic in a mature, understated way that feels very realistic, but still makes lots of time for comedy, and it has these wonderful little surrealist touches that make it feel kind of like watching a pleasant dream.

The same studio made another cute-women-doing-grown-up-things show called Shirobako which I think is better-known -- I'll definitely check that out now.


I really love Sakura Quest. :wub:
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by <]:^D » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 pm

has anyone read Blame!? worth picking up?
it also has a Netflix anime but i wanted to read it first.
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Lagamorph » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am

One Piece is getting a live action TV show. Made in America by Tomorrow studios.
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by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Lagamorph wrote:One Piece is getting a live action TV show. Made in America by Tomorrow studios.


:dread:

<]:^D wrote:has anyone read Blame!? worth picking up?
it also has a Netflix anime but i wanted to read it first.


I read it a few years ago and remembered enjoying it. The author does a good job of crafting a dystopian world full of violence.

Tried refreshing my memory with a couple of chapters last night after reading your post but it seems I've forgotten so much. Might start from the beginning today as I've not really read any completed series for a long while now.
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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:18 am

So, I power-read Blame! again over the past few days and I'd heartily recommend it. The first volume may be a tad difficult to get into due to very little dialogue and the few characters met being killed off very quickly but things soon change for the better with the second volume. While many people still meet a grisly end and the world continues to be pretty grim we're introduced to a number of recurring characters who really help move the story forward in an interesting way.

I guess it's time to start the Netflix movie next. :wub:
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by Qikz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:02 am

Karl wrote:My man :wub: :toot:


I love the revelation in episode 15. It's really cool learning about the past of a fictional world like that. :wub:
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by Grumpy David » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:03 am

Lagamorph wrote:One Piece is getting a live action TV show. Made in America by Tomorrow studios.


:dread: :dread:

I've been reading One Piece for 10 years. I don't think it can possibly be made to work as Live Action. It's one of more cartoon-ish Animes. The special effects budget would be insane. There are normal humans that are 10 feet tall, humans that don't look human that are 20 feet tall, giants and then creatures which make giants look small..

It's going to be a disaster and damage the brand. :x
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Karl » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:52 am

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Karl wrote:My man :wub: :toot:


I love the revelation in episode 15. It's really cool learning about the past of a fictional world like that. :wub:


It's great! One thing I really like is the variety of people we see in Manoyama just getting on with their lives, and how they're used to advance the narrative as well as round off our perspective on the town. The show does a really good job of introducing a wide cast of supporting and background characters (on top of a fairly large main cast!), and of giving them enough personality that we're interested in their perspective on Yoshino and the events in the story -- the professor and his friends in the most recent episode is a good example of this. I think it's effective because it mirrors Yoshino's experience in-narrative of constantly meeting new people and through them coming to a deeper understanding & appreciation of the town. Although the plot follows Yoshino and the tourism board, it's really a story about a whole, interconnected town, and that's pretty cool!

I like anime (obviously!), but I have pretty particular tastes when it comes to critically engaging with a show as 'literature' as opposed to just watching it for light entertainment, so it's always a pleasant surprise when I find a show I can engage with on that level.



This season I'm watching GAMERS!, Tsuredure Children, and Aho-Girl. Would rec, they're all very funny gag comedies. (Also watching Hajimete no Gyaru for Yame - too good for this world too pure - but the rest of the show is garbage. In Another World With My Smartphone is kind of enjoyable for its light tone & easy-going pace but it's nowhere near as funny as Konosuba and is probably not interesting enough to rec. I've heard good things about Restaurant to Another World but I haven't started it yet. EDIT: Oh, and Centaur's Worries, but I'm not decided on it yet -- I think it's better than Demi-chan last season, at least.)
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:36 pm

Dr. Stone is so good. :wub:
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by <]:^D » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:20 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:So, I power-read Blame! again over the past few days and I'd heartily recommend it. The first volume may be a tad difficult to get into due to very little dialogue and the few characters met being killed off very quickly but things soon change for the better with the second volume. While many people still meet a grisly end and the world continues to be pretty grim we're introduced to a number of recurring characters who really help move the story forward in an interesting way.

I guess it's time to start the Netflix movie next. :wub:


ah nice one ill pick it up.
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:43 am

Not really anime, but I can't think of a better place to put this.

I've been watching Rik and Morty this week, watched 2 episodes yesterday and the other 10 of Season 1 since I've been home. HOLY strawberry float THIS IS SO GOOD. HOW HAVEN'T I WATCHED THIS BEFORE O_O
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by Grumpy David » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:55 am

Qikz wrote:Not really anime, but I can't think of a better place to put this.

I've been watching Rik and Morty this week, watched 2 episodes yesterday and the other 10 of Season 1 since I've been home. HOLY strawberry float THIS IS SO GOOD. HOW HAVEN'T I WATCHED THIS BEFORE O_O


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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Karl » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:35 pm

Make a Rick & Morty thread, I'd definitely post there. It's one of my favourite shows. :toot:
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Karl » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:41 pm

I've been watching some of the Kemono Friends ( :wub: ) stream on Twitch. The memes are pretty strong right now. :lol:
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by Qikz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:45 pm

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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Rightey » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 am



You would only know if the translation is accurate if you actually spoke Japanese, which most people don't and it's not like Subs are always accurate...

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Also, as I mentioned earlier in the thread the voice acting in some shows like Dragon Ball Super is gooseberry fool in Japanese. Goku sounds like an old woman! In other cases the dubs are really close, one of the reasons being that in some cases the directors actually chose the voice cast.

There's just no way you can say that all subs are better than all dubs.
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:35 pm

I much prefer the original Japanese voices for Dragonball/Z/Super although they do a good job with the English dub for the most part. When Z was still airing over here there were a few episodes where Goku sounded like a surfer dude thanks to a different voice actor and it was downright terrible. :lol:

My problem with dubs is that the dialogue often sounds rushed so the performances feel devoid of any emotion and lacking in depth. There are also many examples of translations being completely changed and although subs (like scanlated manga) aren't always 100% accurate, they tend to be a lot closer to the original Japanese in general. For me, these flaws become far too distracting for me to actually enjoy the show or movie.

Edit: I think Dr. Stone has now overtaken Boku no Hero Academia as my favourite weekly shounen. :wub:
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Episode 18 of Sakura Quest.

I wasn't ready for that. I wasn't ready for that at all :cry: :cry:
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PostRe: The Japanese Japanese Anime and Japanese Manga Thread
by Qikz » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:33 pm

The new series of New Game is so damned adorable.

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