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Shiki(tsukihime) can kill servants(fate stay night)?Discuss
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I remember in the manga (the only Tsukihime thing I've seen) that Arcuied (or someone) says that he'd have to be like non-living things to be able to see their points and destroy them; he'd have to be braindead, or realdead, I forget.
He'd have to be a rock to kill a rock, essentially.

Is there something awesome in the games or other media that counters this?



In the games Shiki is able to see the lines/points on death of everything. In the middle of the story he escorts Arcueid to hunt some "Zombies", which are absolutely and utterly dead, as if they were rock. Shiki perceives them as just lines without his glasses on. (It is revealed that since they are completely dead, what he perceives is death itself, which affects his brain cells and that's why it's so difficult to stare at them directly or why his headaches go mad when doing so, etc, etc, etc) I didn't try anything else from the VS so I don't know what the other medias say.
He also destroyed a few things that weren't lifeforms in the novel thanks to being able to see the lines (a bed, walls, a whole alley).
It's also a key factor in the end of the game.

I recommend you to play it. The art is sometimes kinda awful (specially the H-scenes), but you have to remember this is doujin from 1999-2000.
Overall, it's really well written so you pass it easily. I read the Japanese version is even better because Nasu's style and Kanji usage is pretty unique, which is one of the most acclaimed good points of the game.

Anyway, the English version is really enjoyable too, and it's one of my favorite Visual Novels. I'm saving money to try to buy an original copy through auction.


Ooo, I'll definitely see about getting ahold of the game then.
Thanks, anon.


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I must warn you that if you're going to choose Arcueid's path, there's a huge possibility you will end up crying like a little girl.

That being said, and in case you liked Tsukihime, you definitively will feel like playing Kagetsu Tohya and Tsukihime+disk.

Kagetsu happens a year after the events in Tsukihime. It has the main story and 10 unlockable little stories, 7 written by Nasu and the other 3 being fan-fic.
The game system is a motherfucker and it takes quite a time to understand how it works, but the visual novel is as really enjoyable and it makes you want to explore it more. I like too the general humour Type-Moon puts into the daily messages or the "easter eggs". Also, Len.

Tsukihime + Disk has 3 alternate stories that are somehow related to Tsukihime. It's interesting nonetheless.

As a side note, I started watching the anime. It's pretty disappointing, I have to say. It lacks the feeling the VS had.
It's possibly because it's happening too fast: but it feels more like a trailer than an actual serie. I'd say I enjoyed the way Shiki used to describe everything, how he used to think; it made it feel much more interesting, and somehow personal. That, and the music. However, the series lacks this, which leads to make me feel it's… not right. I also didn't like the artstyle. And believe me, the art is not the strongest weapon in the VS, but it definitively fits better somehow…

If the manga is like this, then I have to say you will really enjoy the novel more than anything else. From the little I know, it is more related to the game than anything else; I'll check it as soon as I can, but, all in all, the anime is not what I thought it would be, and if the manga goes the same way then they really don't even reach the highness of the novel.


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Horror manga rec thread
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I wouldn't compare that art to Nakayama Masaaki. That man there seems to have his mouth on the side of his face.



1) I didn't compare the art, but the manga in general, which is evry similar to the themes of Fuan no Tane, for example

2)character is a female, so you haven't even read a single page

3) don't critique comparisons before reading even a single page.



I watched the original movie yesterday. I'm not a huge fan of jap live action, but, since I really enjoy anything indie, I decided to give it a try.
Man, the first part of the movie is kinda crappy, but in the middle it gets really good. I really liked it.


If you liked Fuan no Tane, I recommend Koushiou Radio.


I had to read Kouishou Radio again to get it.

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My body is sore after some relatively intense physical activity over the past couple of days, and I was thinking how nice it would be to spend some time in a hot spring bath. I remember soaking in a few different hot springs in the western north america, mostly around the Idaho/ Wyoming/Northern Utah area, but also a couple around Banff, ALberta, but I haven't been in one in ages. With all of my weeby inclinations, I found myself wondering what traditional Japanese baths are like. I think the tradition is much older. I can imagine that original inhabitants of the Americas may have also had a hot spring bath tradition, but it seems like white people run most of them in the states these days. But yeah, I know next to nothing about onsen. If anybody has any info or better yet, stories, I'm all ears.


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Dude. I've always been weak, but I find attraction to strong women because they are attractive even in their 50's. An example is Naoko Oosawa. But it takes hard work to do that, and I have been doing cardio in the gym and diet for 6 years and nothing. I feel so inferior to these women yet I wish to be with them, to be like them in order to be worthy of them. I feel inferior into being a bookworm so nice that you do physical activity. Picture is Oosawa.



cardio won't give you that look. you need to start a lifting routine if you want to crush things with your thighs like she probably can and so on

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What anime got you sucked in to all this anime business
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I think Avatar the Last Airbender was the first anime I watched, if it even counts that is. Fullmetal Alchemist was probably the one that got me into it all.

I haven't watched anime in a while though…


Bought ghost in the shell on vhs in 96 via some kind of mail-order. I miss those days without internet :( "Sounds cool - must have!"


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Dragon Ball Z got me started but G Gundam solidified my love for anime.


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>Toei animation
MY NIGGAH! Have you checked out Kyousougiga? Its pure 10/10. Please, I seriously recommend it.


So my first anime didn't really get me sucked into all that anime biz, but that's because my first anime was Studio ghibli's Spirited away, followed by Grave of the fireflies. Not to say they were bad or anything, because they were masterpieces. But it led me to being mildly interested in anime, and accepting of it.

I guess that I have to say it wasn't just one anime that got me sucked in. It went as such. Yugioh/Pokemon->Inu-Yasha/YuYu Hakusho->Haibane Renmei->Naruto (But now I don't really like it much at all, sorry to those who love it still)->FLCL->Berserk. [spoiler] You know whats funny about this post? Every anime I listed was marked as a misspelled work, except of course for Berserk, but also Naruto for some reason [/spoiler]

However, after that time period, my family went homeless and I lost touch with anime. What actually got me back in was when my cousin Nate introduced me to Mirai Nikki, then simultaneously watching Berserk again. But then the real roll started when I started hanging out with new otaku friends, some of whom browse this board. They turned me on to the Monogatari series, I started browsing /a/ and found many more animes to watch. My favorites are Berserk, Kyousougiga, Monogatari, FLCL, Cromartie High, and Sayonara Zetsunou Sensei.

…So guys, whats coming up this next season?


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I saw a lot of anime before I become a frequent watcher FMA, eva stuff like that. But K-On! got me hooked on cute 2d girls, I still remember back when it came out waiting anxiously for it to be subbed, repeating the K-On! opening for hours on end with a huge smile on my face. After that I looked for more shows like it, and basically moved into the medium.

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eva thread
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>>542 here; you said pretty much exactly what I wanted to say and more and better. Thank you.


Awful pretentious character.


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I finished the manga. Pretty good, specially because of the ending (I always wondered what happened after all). It also shows off a lot of things that may have not been so clear in the anime.

Anyway I adore the speculation you had to give in the original series so…
Dunno, lovely, after all. Also, I'm really in love Sadamoto's style, so it was really refreshing to look at. He managed to make it a good manga even with the different branches it takes compared with the 'canon' of the Series.


So how about the fact that the sequel theory relied heavily on Yui's apparent absence, but 3.0 came along and Fuyutsuki bluntly and blatantly tells Shinji that his mom is in Unit-01 (even the original series was nowhere near this direct in regards to the soul inside Unit-01).


3.0 (the English dub) will be screened at various theaters in the US in January 2014.


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Asura 2012 is by far the best possible movie I have ever seen in my life. has anyone here watched it? If not I highly highly HIGHLY insist you watch it too.

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Does anyone know why - and how - the "nudity must be blurred" law still exists in Japan? It was instituted by the US during the WWII occupation. How the fuck is it *still* in effect in an eastern society like Japan?
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Isn't there also some genital parade in Japan?


Any material that might negatively affect the 'natural' feeling of shame that is linked to anything sexual is banned by law.

In practice, they have for some reason decided to just blur or cover with black bars or make a 'proud sword' a proud swor and call it good after that. It's more a practice than a law.


I think it's some vague "obscenity" law that has come to be defined as "literally anything goes just as long as you blur out the genitals".

Fun fact: child porn was legal in Japan until 1999, when it was made illegal due to pressure from the US.


>Japanese politicians
>changing any law ever



What is a "proud sword"?

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Does Uboachan know of Gegege No Kitaro?
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I love GeGeGe no Kitaro. I've only seen the '60s version and the '80s version, though.


Have you read the Manga? Pretty damn good, though there isn't much translated sadly.


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Speaking of which, you can find the manga here:


34 chapters, though Kitaro's Night Tales ends rather abruptly and the whole thing gets rebooted into one-shots. So keep that in mind while reading.


did you guys see the short anime Hakaba Kitaro that came out a couple of years ago? it was the fuckin shit… only 12 episodes, though


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I watched it right after finishing the manga. Really good stuff! As I understand there's a Kitaro series every decade, and it's been this way since 1960.

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Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter (following the count given in Acts 1:3),
although some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday.



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諸聖人の日(英: All Saints' Day)は、全ての聖人と殉教者を記念する日。
All Saints' Day is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity


00 六根清浄(Purification of the Six Roots)
01 LSD自転車旅行の日(Bicycle Day)
02 サンダンスの儀式(Sun Dance)
03 ナツメグ肝(Nutmeg Liver)
04 ホピ族の蛇踊り(Snake Dance)
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死者の日(ししゃのひ)または万霊節(ばんれいせつ、All Soul’s Day)は、キリスト教で全ての死者の魂のために祈りを捧げる日である。ローマ・カトリック教会では正式には「The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed」(信仰を持って逝った人全ての記念日)と呼ぶ。
In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed,[1] is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of the Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it;[1]

the observance is the third day of Hallowmas and annually occurs on November 2.[2]


01 六窓(Six Windows)
02 真夏の夜の夢(A Midsummer Night's Dream)
03 緑の小人(Little Green Man)
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Mars picnic 2
Was finished safely.
Really everyone
Thank you!

Greetings and simple repo is here.

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…この現象はバラードP.B.Ballardによって明らかにされた(1913)。それによると,有意味の記憶材料は記銘されてから2~3日で最大のレミニッセンスを示すが,これをバラード=ウィリアムズ現象Ballard‐Williams phenomenaとよんでいる。

また無意味な事柄の記憶や運動学習などは5~10分後に思い出されやすく,これを短時間レミニッセンスまたはウォード=ホブランド現象Ward‐Hovland phenomenaとよぶ。…



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【寝癖(Bed Hair)】


(informal) Hair that stands out straight from the scalp and is therefore difficult to style,
because, or as if, it has been set that way by lying on it in bed.
Similar to bed head.

【火星ピクニック2】Poop Hair e.p.【Mt.KinoSpoon】

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So, with the final episode of Watamote having aired on Crunchyroll yesterday, what did everyone think of it?
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It was rather depressing than cringeful. I began imagining what Tomoko would be like as an adult and was instantly reminded of my high school friends who could never get a date. They just sit at home all day now watching anime and soap operas, play ACNL, and babble on Twitter about nothing into the void.

And then I realised that was also me.
Then I cringed.


I can only wonder what your feels were when you saw that one episode with the club submission.


Are they happy?


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People aren't made for happiness. Fleeting satisfaction, perhaps, but definitely not happiness.


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