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We lost 9 pages of /yn/ to a raid, but the backups are working this time. I should be able to splice everything back in.
Check out Yume Nikki & Fangames Multiplayer in the sidebar! It's as awesome as it sounds.

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this is the new japanese everything else board. if you remember what /n/ used to be, this is the new old /n/.You want to post here!

  • Animu & Mango
  • Japanese Culture (/jp/)
  • Toho
  • Vocaloid
  • Doujin Circle discussion (Games, manga, music)
  • Visual Novels
  • Anything webalo related that doesn't fit elsewhere

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Today I was ordering a wig for cosplay, and mom ended up picking out a wig for herself because the "thought it would be fun to wear it out sometimes". It was just a simple brown bob-style wig, but I think mom might be a closet cosplayer.

So, do any of you guys have any experiences to share of sharing anime with your parents or other family members? do hey like it at all or is it more "you watching yer chinese girl cartoons again son?"
I've shown my mom every miyazaki movie and lots of other anime films, she's a pretty big fan. On the other hand, my dad is all "miyazaki? I thought we bombed that place"
My one older brother used to be a DBZ fan, now the only anime he can stomach is Akira.
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""you watching yer Japanese anime cartoons again son?"

At least they get the country right. My parents don't even watch Disney movies much.


My mother can't stand it; my father is pretty indifferent. Both of them see it as children's shows. I'm kinda jealous of all of the cool parents most anons seem to have


ive watched some anime with my dad cause he likes superhero shit


it's called "Kino no Tabi" and it's bad, every episode is written like one of those dumbass 'deep' webcomics about kids being addicted to their cell phones. it's like Banksy got to direct an entire anime

Kaiba is an all-time great though


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I have to disagree with you there, Kino is in my top ten and I've watched over 300 anime. But it's kind of niche so not everyone will like it, still I recommend trying it. The first episode sucks a little compared to the rest.

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Which do you prefer? I actually like watching anime more. With a book you get total freedom to imagine things the way you like and with animation there's a lot for your senses to chew on. Manga is in that mid-ground where you don't have as much freedom or stimulus. Even visual novels are better since they have sound and color. Also, I like binging through stuff all at once. With an anime, you only have to wait a couple months to do that, but manga that's currently being published could take years to finish.
In manga's favor, it's sometimes better at actual story telling since nothing's cut and individual panels can have a lot more detail on them. I also get that anime basically works like an advertisement for its source material, but it's still not hard for me to pick between one or the other.
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Added sound and color would make a visual novel. Motion is the biggest advantage anime has over manga.


I prefer manga because the art is more attractive and I can follow the story at my own pace. Anime is usually adapted from manga and they change so many things it doesn't resemble the original; I also dislike the voice acting, be it in japanese or english.


Literally don't care, I just check out whatever seems fun.


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I definitely prefer manga, though I do consume more anime. Mangas just have so much more plot and detail, it feels carefully crafted and shaped. Both story wise and artistically.
Lately the mainstream animes we've been getting such as Jujustu Kaisen and Demon Slayer are so well adapted, it makes me happy!

Though I read Demon Slayer before it came out and it was so boring to watch because it was so well adapted (lol). It was literally the same thing as in the manga. No spice!


i prefer manga.

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Currently I'm rewatching K, since a series of movies are being released recently. I also just finished rewatching Record of Lodoss War a few days ago.
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yami shibai


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blood c the last dark

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Book Title:アンデスの織物文様

About Textile:
20 双頭蛇・蛙文様獣毛織り帯/インカ文化Inca culture/2色(焦茶、茶白)/斑文のある双頭の蛇と、恐らく蛙🐸と思われる動物が織り出され、二つの文様は経に交互に連続している。
21 蛇頭文様木綿描き染め/海岸ティアワナコ文化Coastal Ti-ahuanaco/かなり大胆な構図の大柄に描かれた文様らしいが、断片のために、その一端を知るのみである。
22 蛙文様獣毛織り/チャンカイ文化Chancay culture/5色(赤、山吹茶、オリーブ、焦茶、黄)/単純な表現であるが、蛙🐸の特徴を的確に描出している。
23-①、② 描象文様獣毛織りコカ袋/イカ文化Ica culture/蛙🐸を表すのか、抽象的な動物文様を織り出している。
24 蛙文様獣毛綴れ織り/チャンカイ文化Chancay culture/7色(赤地、焦茶、芥子色、白、緑、薄茶、藍色)/いぼ蛙🐸をひょうきん(※剽軽)に表している。
Yumenikki Object:Frog Effect🐸

※Japanese-Word「蛙(kawazu,kaeru)」is Frog in English


I'm sorry I've been posting twice because I thought I could not post

I will introduce various things from Japanese books here, may I post it once a day


This sounds very interesting. Sadly I can't understand much Japanese.


do you have a PDF of this book?

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Has anyone watched this show? Strong Yume Nikki vibes here. The protagonists are able to cross over to and explore a surreal, dreamlike, and very dangerous parallel world. The settings and atmosphere are spooky and delicious. I don't find shows that vibe me this way very often, highly recommend it.


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More screenshots.


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It's okay. Nowhere near as good as the source material, though. Anime shifted events around which made the protagonist's character arc kinda janky by comparison.

I recommend checking out either the novels or the manga instead. They are an absolutely stellar breath of fresh air and it's a damn shame they screwed up the anime adaptation.

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Recently I've started to actually learn Japanese and contemplate moving there once I mastered the language, already had knowledge in an area of specialty, and professional experience so that I could actually be a useful member of society there. It's clean, the trains are quiet and on time, there no, "urban youths", to tolerate if you catch my drift. I'm starting uni next fall, so that's a long ways off. This is sort of like a cross-roads in my life where any kind of future seems like a realistic possibility. However, as I did more research I became painfully aware of the elephant in the room: foreigners are not accepted and have no defined role in Japanese society. Let me preface this by stating 2 things. 1.This post is not intended to be political. 2.I'm not one of those morons who think Japan should be shamed into adopting Europe's retarded approach to letting in outsiders.

Before this point, I thought problems people who went there had could mostly be attributed to their lack of understanding the social etiquette. Of course some loud idiot would stand out and be rejected. I figured a person who did the work involved to fully understand the language and the ins and outs of social interaction would be just fine, but that't not what I found. There's a lot to unravel, so i'll start with the biggest thing that struck me, housing discrimination. The way I see it, I don't care how hard it is to get in. I don't care if they don't let anybody in at all. They could make people pass Kanken 1, however, doesn't a person who does get in, who does meet the requirements, deserve the ability to get something as basic as housing? Shouldn't something as essential as that be guaranteed? If they just want some South Korean temp laborers, fine, but what I see is a sort of half-assed acceptance. Would other countries really be so pissed if they didn't let in anybody? Is it just to appease the, "international community"? There's probably similar stuff involving health care or other such things, but I don't know much about that and you get the idea.

From what I've read, the way you're perceived as a foreigner is very binary. Either people will be hostile towards you, or more likely they'll treat you like some kind of attraction. There's no third option. Doesn't matter how long you've been there, or how well-adjusted you try to be, there's no third option(recognition). I suppose physical attraction plays a role in which of the two categories you get placed inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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>Are those Israelites trying to become permanent residents? From what I understand, there's a big difference between hostels and full blown apartments.
No, just tourists, but I was trying to rationalize why they'd do that.

>Realy, huh? Aren't western image boards almost entirely populated by social pariahs? 2ch even has a guro board and going from what some Japanophiles who hate weebs have to say, stuff like that is heavily frowned upon by the normals there, they just, "tolerate", it unlike in the west. How would I go about finding hikkimori's\otaku's perception then if normals frequent 2ch?

You are mixing up the imageboard futaba (2chan) with the textboard nichan (2ch). They're not the same, 2ch has both "normalfags" and pariahs. Futaba, on the other hand, is for social outcasts (i.e. otaku). Those are the guys with the porn, lolis and guro.
Raiju and otaku normally don't leave their boards, and they only converge in places like VIP. Occasionally. You know, 2ch has like 10 million posts per day, that can't be the work of just the otaku. Look up some info, I remember reading the popularity of 2ch is due to the fact you can bitch as much as you want without having to deal with the consequences of having your name attached to it.

>From all of this, i'm thinking once i'm old enough I should just be a mountain hermit provided I could feed myself, have internet, and make trips to civilization when I needed something. Somehow that feels pathetic and defeatist though. I hunger for something, but I don't know exactly what it is or where I can get it.

Eh, I don't know, I'd like to live in Tohno or Shirakawa-go or some quite place like that in my future, since it seems that they're more calm and chill over those places than Tokyo. I don't think Japan is really that bad, most of the time when I read people complaining about lifestyles in Tokyo it seems to me they never understood Japanese mentality in the first place. Not like I do, probably. But I know that not everything is roses and wine, and people can be shitty on this country already so it's not like dealing with slanted-eyes assholes would make my day worse.


TL;DR: Don't move to Japan.


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This is all very good to know and i'm very thankful towards you for explaining it to me. Maybe i'm in a trasitional phase and these are the growing pains.


>even some of the staunchest conservatives would have respect for an Asian person with high professional credentials and perfect English
What are you talking about? A lot of people openly hate Chinese right now and a Japanese business owner got a bomb threat recently even. Also your post is a lot of assumptions about Japan from stuff you've read. In Tokyo at least, there is a lot of different levels of how much acceptance someone gives you. However, most western foreigners have trash Japanese. There are very few of them that actually read regularly (books, not manga) and the depth of the types of conversation they can do is limited. I also met a lot of westerners in Japan that would criticize Japanese culture and complain while being in their country. I'm not white, and I find racism in Japan to be more or less on par with how it is in the states, maybe even a little less.


>What are you talking about? A lot of people openly hate Chinese right now
You realize you're replying to a 2 year old post, right?

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How has anime/nip stuff changed your personality? What were you like after you really got into it compared to before?

In elementary school I probably spent more time in the office than in class. I almost compulsively did stuff to tick the teacher off and she wasn't actually that great considering how poorly she dealt with me. Around middle school I started watching typical slice of life crap. I started comparing myself to the characters. They were polite, courteous and thoughtful. They just seemed better than me, so I started trying to emulate them. It wasn't an immediate change, but I grew to be a lot more respectful of adults and in control of myself. It sort of put me on a better path. I did also start noticing how much more freedom characters seemed to have compared to me in my suburban environment, which i'm still kind of bitter about, but I wouldn't consider getting more perspective a bad thing.
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Ooh this is something I've thought about a lot. I think it has definitely changed my life in a pretty dramatic way.

Like you, I found that slice of life stuff made me try to be a better version of myself. Everyone in those shows maintains a very positive attitude, are kind to the people around them, and society reciprocates them for it. It made me more like that and has helped me out with making friends. Kindness goes a long way.

I also think my sense of humour has been changed dramatically. Like, Japanese humour is really freaking weird, and I feel like those who didn't grow up with it might not "get it" if I show it to them. Western stuff doesn't really do it for me any more.

I also just feel like some of the Japanese mentality has permeated my mind in some way or another. I watched way too much anime during my formative years, so I'm sure I act just a bit weird for a westerner. Even just repeating stupid anime mannerisms. Who knows.


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>prioritizing harmony of a group now over self-affirmation.
i wonder if these two thought processes are mutually exclusive. sometimes harmony or what is best for a group sometimes feel like it can lead to self-affirmation. i can see what you mean, though.


My personality hasn't really changed much since I was about 8-9. Incredibly anti-social, very lazy, very coarse in all manners.


Well.. Devil May Cry is a video game but everyone says it's animesque. I found the lead character Dante's laid back attitude and heart of gold in the face of his fractured family and constant fighting inspiring, since I had a family that fought and backstabbed each other so much. The rewarding difficulty of the game taught me to be both a go-getter and patient. I know that's a lot for a goofy action game, but looking back I think it made an impression on me, as I've been a fan of DMC since I was about 7 years old.


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I developed the habit of bowing when I apologize. I try not to do it, but if I bump into someone on accident I clasp my hands together in the praying position and nod my head down a bit before saying sorry.
I write/ draw a bit so anime has affected me the most their. I instinctively draw people with those low japanse tables, that no one in the western world uses.

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Hello, I'm the translator of Patchy Illusion Team (a scanlation group composed of people from uboachan), and I've got some news. Although we've been translating Yume Nikki Doujinshi for a good while, we also started picking up other doujins that have been off the radar. As of now, we've got a few MOTHER3 books, please check them out:


There will be more in the future, although our main target will still be, of course, Yume Nikki and derivatives. I hope you enjoy them.

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I've recently begun climbing the mountain that is the Japanese language. I've learned all the radicals and now i'm ready to get into Kanji. I'm not going to be using mnemonic decives because they seem contrived and annoying. I have enough free time to just use the paper, write over and over again method and that woked perfectly well for radicals. 20 a day that way seems doable. I don't plan on learning stroke order and I don't think i'll need it for my purposes. That's all well and good, but I don't know whether learning the Onyomi and Kunyomi readings is worth it or not. There's a lot of mixed signals from what people say online. Some say I can just learn vocab and take, "mental note", of how the kanji are pronounced, others say it's necessary to learn them to guess how to pronounce things. I'd like to be able to know how something is pronounced just by reading it, but I don't know how important that it. You've got to help me, ubuu.
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Not OP but would you say using formal language all the time is necessary? Like, for sure when talking to like your co-workers, teachers, employers, etc. But on social media especially, I don't personally see the point. Maybe that one is more obvious, but it feels nebulous to say the least.


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All the time? No.
You only use it if you feel it's necessary. Either because of context (as you mentioned, when talking with co-workers, boss, etc), or simply because you feel more comfortable using formal speech. For example, when asking for permissions to translate something, or when I'm discussing with jap anons here or in other places, I tend to write in formal form even when it's not really necessary; I'm just showing them that I was willing to learn their language to have a better communication, and that while I was at it, I was going to use it correctly. This hasn't stopped me from going full dick on futaba or other forums, à-la Makise Kurisu, if the heat of the moment made me do so. Practically the same when I go full autistic in english, to be honest.

So, tl;dr this is highly personal, use whatever you feel comfortable with. Most jap anons write informally and with slang, but it's not odd to see the one using -masu and desu everywhere.


Reading without furigana, if the word is understandable through its kanji, should you look up the pronunciation or just skip it since you understand?


If you are learning for your own entertainment (eg for reading manga/playing games), you can skip the reading if you don't want to check it. But I recommend looking it up and checking if there's an odd case if it bothers you not knowing how to pronounce it. You will eventually learn which words are like that and won't need to check anymore.
If you're going to use the language actively, then you really should check that up just in case.


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I started just like you, with tons of free time and tons of desire to learn. If you keep at it every day, it is very easy to integrate the studying into your every day routine.

You can do it! 頑張ろー!!!

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