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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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Otherside Picnic

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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Parents and anime

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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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 in(ugly idiot, exotic beauty). It seems contradictory that a society so focused on social intricacies, doesn't seem to understand this. Does the concept of condescension exist there? People make the argument that being doted on and given attention is a nice thing, but when I see people say that I think about the people who actually try to live there. I started thinking that this might less of an issue in non-urban places, as naturally a tourist is less likely to go to the countryside, so a foreigner there is probably a permanent resident, right? Except I also imagine you would get more of a negative reaction in less populated places. They're less used to bologna skins and don't feel the same societal obligation to, "make a good impression". If i'm wrong about that, please tell me.
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Maga or Anime

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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What are you rewatching recently?

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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Paracas Textile Book in Japan

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
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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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Is learning readings worth it?

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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post interesting stuff you found in the other side of teh internets
that may be MADs, macros, random stuff from NND/bilibili or just anything that caught your eye
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Masotsuki's Room (Theory)

Madotsuki’s Room Ver_2018_1229_01:02
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I've heard from a lot places that newer touhou games are far worse than their predecessors, but I haven't really seen anybody say why. I've only played a few so i'm kind of out of the loop. How have the games gotten worse and why? Are people just tired of the same thing?
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There's a lot of good fucking shit being aired this fall. Amirite? What's your favorite this season?
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Madoka Thread.
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>he watches millenial faggotry

Like I've been saying since 1989, everything is now poseur anime copping stories 'n' styles from the greats. New shows are watched by poseurs, loved by poseurs and should fuck off forever. What, were you born after 1976 and think you have an opinion? Haha, you baby cunt little twerp fuck off GTFO out of here with your baggy Naruto headband you Funimation fapping little bitch. How about you watch to some of your favorite moeshits like Strike Witches and Cardcaptor Sakura and eat pocky and write poems to your waifu. Haha, who cares? You think you're all manly and cool because you all just hit puberty in your 20's and can grow these red wispy bullshit grayless beards on your pizza-cratered little baby faces and you revere streaming, steaming trash like .hack as if it were the classics. You wouldn't know a classic unless Coca-Cola printed it on the bottle I want to break on your eyes and slash your throat with you impossible nerd. I oughta slap you so hard that your dumb snapback hat will never fit on your chicken-neck topping little dumb head again you Rei loving vagina. Fuck you.
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Awesome single page/panels thread.
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Feeling overwhelmed

I was really excited about anime a year ago but that excitement seems to have ebbed. The last anime I got all the way through was Eva, and that was quite awhile ago. After that I started Serial Experiments Lain but my computer's fan died before I got all the way through it and by the time I got a new one I'd lost the interest the series built in me during the time I watched it. I know I'd love it but I don't know if I'll actually enjoy watching the rest of it now. Awhile after that I read a few manga series and they were enjoyable but they didn't do much to arouse serious interest in reading a lot of others.

It's like that with a lot of things for some reason, there are a lot of books I own I haven't gotten through simply because I stopped halfway through them to read something else or lost interest, and a lot of them are ones I know I'd like. I'm not sure what anime to watch, because the ones that sound really appealing are ones I usually get halfway through the first episode of and then either get bored or feel obligated to get through, which paradoxically kills my desire to watch the rest.

Are there many anime series which are interesting enough to grip you from the beginning? If so I'd appreciate hearing what they are.
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obligatory 9/9 thread

It is september 9th. post Cirno. 9.
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Anime characters you connect with

Ever seen a character in anime that reminded you so much of yourself it was almost surreal?
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Anime characters you connect with

Ever seen a character in anime that reminded you so much of yourself it was almost surreal?
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Anime characters you connect with

Ever seen a character in anime that reminded you so much of yourself it was almost surreal?
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Any link to good blogs about life in 'actual' Japan? Please no Danny Choo Akihabara trip-tier shit; I'm looking more for stuff along the lines of 'my daily life in the middle of Bumfuck, Ibaraki'. Bonus points if it's not some JET loser, but an actual Japanese.
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What are some anime movies you enjoyed? I quite liked Wolf Children and this other one where a girl kept meeting up with this spirit boy who wore a mask during the summer as she grew up but couldnt touch him or hed disappear

I cant remember the name but it was really good, I cried until I felt completely devoid of any and all liquids

pic is not relatedo
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Very similar atmosphere & feel to yume nikki

full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt-0gBr-82M
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Underrated/Unpopular VNs that you enjoyed?

I quite enjoyed Aselia the Eternal.. it's the first VN I actually bought and it was pretty nice to play. Too bad about the cut h-scenes, though.
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I've been watching a lot of NHK World lately. There's always 30 minutes of news starting at the top of every hour, but when it's not news time they air programs about various aspects of Japanese culture (food, architecture, anime and manga, I saw something today about this British lady living in Kyoto). It's in English, and if it is't available through your cable/satellite provider then you can watch online at http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/w/movie/ for free.
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Do any anons watch dramas?
Any favorites? Random suggestions? Dramas to totally avoid?

I just finished watching Zeni Geba since I couldn't read the complete manga. Japanese acting is FUCKING TERRIBLE really different, but I still cried at the end.
I'm also watching Guren Onna as part of my ~NIhongo studiES~ Super Special S-Rank No Subtitles Mode Plus Extra; Part 2: Going Native. Since it's a comedy, the acting really works with it.
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Suddenly your waifu is real and is put under a spell so shes never allowed to leave your house, yet at the same time she hates you.

What do you do?
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Touhou General

*links to your favorite lets-player
*spell card questions
*ZUN discussion
*Doujin Material

First Ill start with the person who, according to gensokyo and various other international scoreboards, was the first person to perfect the extra stage on TH14. He happens to be my brother Mikkey

Hard claim to make, but hes fucking good.

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This board should be renamed /cirno/.
No, fuck /9/ you worthless sacks of shame.
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Whats your experience with bootlegged anime dvds?

Have you ever made one? Have you ever accidentally bought one? Purposely bought one?

I made a bootlegged k-on dvd once without knowing what a bootleg was. I just wanted to watch moe girls play music on my tv, I didnt think I was doing anything wrong…
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Happy Cirno day!
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⑨⑨⑨Cirno Day!!!⑨⑨⑨

Happy Cirno Day!
ITT post Cirno pictures, complain about the Cirno Get and tell another anons what are your plans for today in Sirkku's honour.

I will personally try to 1cc EoSD lunatic modo before the day ends. I'm rusty as fuck but if I don't win at least I'm confident I'll make it to Remillia.
I also wanted to make an FMsynth remix of 「おてんば恋娘」, but because of reasons I couldn't make it in time. Until next year, I guess.

Also, share EoSD replays. Any dificulty, but preferably Lunatic.
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"I made an AMV" thread

Sup /2/ I just made my first AMV about a week ago, and now I am starting to see just how fun it is. Im guessing some of you here have a couple and I wanna see them!

I know mine's not perfect and all that, but since Ive uploaded it I found a few people actually didnt mind, and thought it was clever/funny.

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So who is your waifu/hasubando?
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Japanese *chans/forums in general

I need to conduct a questionnaire for JPN202 for a project and I figured finding a Japanese text board to ask for help would be a good idea.

I know that 2ch and futaba block foreign IPs, are there any out there that allow them? Or are there any places in general one can ask for help like this? I know I could always go to my professor for help but then she would tell me to do it in person and I don't have that kind of time.

If there's been a thread posted similar to this in any way, sorry! I'm just not sure if there has been because most everything on this board at first glance is discussion of anime or games or music or something.
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What are you watching now?

I didn't see a thread like this so I guess I'll make one!
What anime are you currently watching? What have you most recently finished, and what do you plan to watch next? Also, this is a good place to post your myanimelist

I'll go first!
Watching: Monster (2 episodes in)
Just finished: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Plan to watch: Second seasons of Chuunibyou and Silver Spoon, the new Sailor Moon anime. A friend's been trying to get me to watch Clannad but it looks kind of shit.

Currently at 91 days of anime!
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Shiki(tsukihime) can kill servants(fate stay night)?Discuss
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Horror manga rec thread
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Onsen General

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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What anime got you sucked in to all this anime business
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eva thread
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Asura 2012

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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Does Uboachan know of Gegege No Kitaro?
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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.





EVENT:Picnic in Mars
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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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Hey ubuu, what's a good site to read light novels online?
Seems like I only find stupid wiki shits, and they're ugly as fuck.

Online or where you can download it. I don't really care that much.
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こんにんにちわ。 「Konichiwa.] Hello.
おはよう。 「Ohio.] Hello. (In reply to Konichiwa.)
こんばんわ。 「Konbana.] Goodbye.

ですのですは____です。 「Watashi no naemea ___ desu.] My name is ____.

この馬鹿な言語お話さないよ。 「Kono utsukushii gongo wo hanashimasen.」 Sorry, I don't speak Japanese.
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Koe no Katachi

A oneshot about bullying that has been circulating recently. I thought some people here would be interested in reading this, it's really good.

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maho shojo thread
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Your Ideal Anime Adaptation

I've been meaning to make a thread for people to describe their dream anime adaptations. Like, pick an existing property, franchise, book, whatever, and say what anime studio or director you'd like to see make a show out of it, or just how you think an anime of it could be done.
Conversely, you can discuss how you'd like to see an existing anime translated into another medium, like a game or a live-acion movie (although those usually suck).
It's fun, mindless brainstorming. I think about this stuff to pass time while I'm at my job. I work at a children's library, and I like to imagine how anime can be made of the books there. It's fun, trust me! It really is! (´・ω・`) I hope.

Let's me start with one of my ideas!
I really think a comedy anime of the children's book series Amelia Badelia would be great if it was made by studio KyoAni, with the same people who made K-On, Hyoka, Nichijou, Chunibyo, ect. The books are about an airheaded young maid who takes everything too literally, which leads to WACKY HIJINKS. Like, someone tells her to draw the curtains (as in pull them back), and she sits down and draws a picture of them. Tell her there's a fork in the road and she's all "Oh my I hope I don't drive over it and pop a tire!". Amelia Badelia reminds me a bit of Yui from K-on, but less lazy with more work-ethic, yet somehow manages to screw up more.
KyoAni is probably the only studio who could possibly make an anime about a maid and not have it be creepy. Well, at least based on their recent endeavors.

So! Let's hear YOUR ideas! Do you want a Miyazaki version of LOTR or a BONES adaptation of Metal Gear Solid? Or, for the otehr side of the coin, do you think Tim Burton could make a good movie out of Soul Eater? Do you think he would do it live-action (which would star Johnny depp and suck) or stop-motion animation (and possibly still star Johnny depp and possibly not suck)?
Tell us about it! Go nuts!
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Magi thread, Shmagi thread.
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Kuroko thread
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What figures did you buy/will buy?
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what the crap is this did i just watch

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Where the fuck is an easy place to download Touhou

Like I have searched the entire internet and for some reason its the hardest thing in the world to find a zip file of any of the games.

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C83 thread

What are you looking forward to?
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What anime/other japanese media character has the hairstyle you like the most?
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I need a moon wizard to please explain what the hell is going here:


I just wanted to have something to listen to while I studied some kanji. I wanted some Minecraft.

This isn't Minecraft.
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best animu of 2012, y/y

Shinsekai Yori thread
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this board gets less than 100 posts a month
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You heard the woman.
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Let's talk about some nice doujin. Post your favorites!

I recommend: Reimus And Cirnos One Two Three by Kamo Nari

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What are you watching this season, /2/?
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Help me T.T

Oh god where is this meme from!
I want to say it's an Aniki reference, but I'm unsure.
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List any 5 (or more of you want) animes that you enjoyed in no particular order, recommend people anime based off their list.

-Mirai nikki
-Steins gate
-Eden of the East
-Ika musume
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I want to watch this anime, but I can't stand the animation. All the girls look like they have severe fetal alcohol syndrome. Just look at their damn eyes.

Is it even worth watching?
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Nama-Sensei and Learning Japanese With Anonymous

So, a long time ago, I came across a really nice comprehensive guide to learning Japanese, straight from the Internet Hate Machine itself:


Among the steps, the first thing he recommends is watching an alcohol-driven video series by a 20-something dude calling himself "Nama-Sensei". Nama-Sensei is vulgar as hell and not 100% accurate, but his videos are a fantastic starting point to learning Japanese. Even if you're not serious about learning moonrunes, they're an entertaining watch.

You bitch.
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Let's share some trap stuff?

Past Future http://www.mangahere.com/manga/past_future/

An older brother discovered his interest in cross-dressing and totally grossed out his sister. After consulting online message board, he decided he will play the role of older sister instead to build better relationship with her.

Really quite a hilarious manga. Makes me want to melt - also, dress up.

Reversible! http://www.mangahere.com/manga/reversible/

Shuu Kaidou is sent away to an all boys boarding school with a very strange rule.. half the students must dress as girls!

Haven't read this yet, but looking forward to it.

http://hachimitsu-scans.blogspot.ca/ This scanlation group seems to do a ton of trap stuff.
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In the first episode of Love Hina, Naru gets her tits out in the first episode instead of being a bitch and beating up Keitaro. How would this affect the storyline.
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why this on so many boards besides this one
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For a second I thought this was a glitch board because Japanese wont work on my laptop
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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