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well that's cool, and also you have my condolences for having to watch so much anime

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You'd be surprised just how little of my free time it takes to watch.  I have enough time after work to do an hour or two of watching, and this is on top of the studying I had to do prior to my thesis, doing drawing, and, when my connection wasn't erratic, online tanking. 

 

There are times in the week where the show schedules let up (this season it's midweek), so I take advantage of those to "stockpile" episodes for the week.

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Yup, it adds up to less than 10 hours a week.  Not really that much compared to most hobbies, like most WoT players.  People who marathon usually end up watching way more.

 

Teru: I find it an extremely odd coincidence that our anime have completely zero overlap, considering how much you watch.  Some of the anime I'm watching this season are Mushibugyo, Hunter x Hunter, Kingdom 2, and Touhou Hakken Ibun.  I tried Free and Gifuu for the kicks, but I dropped them because they got boring fast, and I dropped Dog Scissors because it was too stupid.  I have a high tolerance for stupidity, but Dog Scissors crossed it.  I'm probably watching a couple others, but I don't remember them and I just watch them when they come up on the "latest episodes" on anime sites.

 

Mushibugyo is a decent fantasy anime - it's fairly cliched, but I like the execution.  I appreciate it for its art style more than anything - it uses bold strokes for a more medieval Japanese feel.  It doesn't try to be deep or sentimental, and it doesn't have fillers, so there's nothing that can backfire.

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when it comes to nostalgia probably evangelion. When the theme song shows up on shuffle I'm always like "oh man".

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Silty: I'm still following Free by the way, but that I do in 3-episode bursts rather than week-to-week.

 

As for nostalgia?  Meaning any anime prior to 2000 for me I suppose, but for me it's definitely Cutey Honey Flash (the magical girl version done by Toei by the way).

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What's your #1 favorite anime of all time when it comes to nostalgia?

 

Prob samurai champaloo /slam dunk for me

 

That's a very difficult question.  I'm not a very nostalgic person, and when I do feel nostalgia, I don't really care about it.  I suppose Trigun could be the closest thing, since I really liked it as a kid.

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oops sorry for having a discussion

 

let's return to twitterizing and tumblrizing this thread please, no more discussions

 

"what are you watching?" "I am watching this" "I am watching this" "I like this show" "that show is dumb"

 

 

 

 

oh fuck that, most shows out there are terrible. I just watch anything that's been highly recommended, or the classics. There's no point in sliming yourself with a deluge of crap all the time. Especially since it's all the same crap over and over.

 

Except you weren't having a discussion. It was an internet argument over how loli's are going to hell or something. I dunno. I stopped paying attention when the discussion got far enough off topic to justify it's own thread instead of shitting up the anime with discussions on what constitutes art, is porn art, and why you're better than them dirty loli's.

 

 

 

Anyways, back on topic. #1 favorite for nostalgia is either Akira or Record of Lodoss War.

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hey bro, I'm sorry if I'm a lil abrasive on the internet during a discussion about stuff, that's just the way I am. You could say "hey bro clam down" instead of "YOU ARE AN ANGRY INTERNET ARGUER WHO SAYS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL".

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What's your #1 favorite anime of all time when it comes to nostalgia?

 

Prob samurai champaloo /slam dunk for me

 

Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop for me.

 

So, guys... dubbed or subbed?

 

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As a seasonal watcher, it's subs first.  When I'm watching with other people however, I go with dubs, as it's much easier for my companions (usually my family) to follow if the characters are speaking in English.

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I watch about half RAW and half subbed.  The complex anime is too confusing to understand without subs, but most shonen anime usually only involves looking up a couple new words.

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To be fair a lot of doujin work is... poorly conveyed to put it nicely.

 

Yea I have been to comiket twice and many other shops that stock doujin in Namba and Akiba... I'd go as far to say that 95% or more is porn. They aren't even worth flipping through anymore; just a waste of time.

 

I watch about half RAW and half subbed.  The complex anime is too confusing to understand without subs, but most shonen anime usually only involves looking up a couple new words.

 

I remember Fate/Zero was a horror to understand RAW. The old language used by Gilgamesh etc was soooo hard to understand and it's not taught/tested anywhere before (for me).

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I remember Fate/Zero was a horror to understand RAW. The old language used by Gilgamesh etc was soooo hard to understand and it's not taught/tested anywhere before (for me).

 

 

Challenge accepted!  I'm sure I could just google the hiragana or look them up in a dictionary to figure out what he's saying.  I'm completely self-taught like a true weeaboo, and I've had a lot of exposure to medieval Japanese language being used in anime.  I'm really wondering about what exactly he says now.

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Just started watching F/Z and I'm already hooked. Still an amateur weaboo so I'm watching in subs!  :P

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I heard it was from a different studio, it's not as good and that you don't have to watch it in order to see F/Z so I kinda skipped it...  :D

Think I should watch it?  =-

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I heard it was from a different studio, it's not as good and that you don't have to watch it in order to see F/Z so I kinda skipped it...  :D

Think I should watch it?  =-

Skip F/SN,go straight to F/Z and stop.

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ya but if you skip FSN, you miss out on all of Saber's hate towards Shirou's dad. You literally get fed that every once in a while for 25 episodes, then the anime explains it a bit near the end. But you're mostly in the dark and you wonder about the details.

 

THEN.... a couple years later.... F/Z comes along and explains things.

 

 

idk, i mean i guess it's watcheable and totally fine. F/Z is probably better too, but i think watching FSN first gets you more emotionally attached to the characters (Saber in particular - and how she feels like she failed her country and whatnot) and makes you more interested in what happened in the previous holy grail war.

 

At least for me, I remember looking at the "upcoming anime" list and seeing F/Z description about being on the previous war, and I was very interested given the events of FSN.

 

edit: the contrast between shirou and kiritsugu as masters is pretty intense as well

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Challenge accepted!  I'm sure I could just google the hiragana or look them up in a dictionary to figure out what he's saying.  I'm completely self-taught like a true weeaboo, and I've had a lot of exposure to medieval Japanese language being used in anime.  I'm really wondering about what exactly he says now.

 

I'm self-taught too, only went to school for the basics (like how to read lol). You use any apps/online sites to learn? Or just pick up bits and pieces from anime?

 

 

I heard it was from a different studio, it's not as good and that you don't have to watch it in order to see F/Z so I kinda skipped it...   :D

Think I should watch it?   =-

 

F/SN pales in comparison to F/Z. You might find the quality lower, but the plot is still there and thus nice to watch :)

 

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Skip F/SN,go straight to F/Z and stop.

That's exactly what I got told to do lawl. But still, I'm finding the plot pretty interesting so I guess I might watch F/SN at some point.

 

Have any of you seen Nadia or Usagi Drop? If so, would you recommend?

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I'm self-taught too, only went to school for the basics (like how to read lol). You use any apps/online sites to learn? Or just pick up bits and pieces from anime?

 

 

Like with a lot of things, I have tried out a lot of different sites, but didn't pay for any of them.

 

 

I use:

 

You could argue I'm taught by those tools rather than completely self-taught, but the definition of self-taught is guiding one's own study rather than having a teacher, so I think I qualify.  I mean, most things you learn in WoT are practically self-taught, apart from the occasional purple who is nice enough to look at your replays.

 

For practicing, besides anime and manga, I also play some Japanese Super Famicom ROMs and run the Japanese WoT client.  I still don't know enough kanji to read a light novel, but that's one of my goals.  My overall goal is to enjoy Japanese media rather than to actually live there, so I'm not worried about how twisted my understanding of the language is.

 

Also, "how to read" is not a basic skill, IMHO.  It's probably one of the hardest parts of Japanese, heh.

 

Do you have any super-easy light novels you recommend?

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Like with a lot of things, I have tried out a lot of different sites, but didn't pay for any of them.

 

 

I use:

 

You could argue I'm taught by those tools rather than completely self-taught, but the definition of self-taught is guiding one's own study rather than having a teacher, so I think I qualify.  I mean, most things you learn in WoT are practically self-taught, apart from the occasional purple who is nice enough to look at your replays.

 

For practicing, besides anime and manga, I also play some Japanese Super Famicom ROMs and run the Japanese WoT client.  I still don't know enough kanji to read a light novel, but that's one of my goals.  My overall goal is to enjoy Japanese media rather than to actually live there, so I'm not worried about how twisted my understanding of the language is.

 

Also, "how to read" is not a basic skill, IMHO.  It's probably one of the hardest parts of Japanese, heh.

 

Do you have any super-easy light novels you recommend?

 

I use this, it's completely free too

http://japaneseclass.jp/

 

Tried wanikani for a while, but I don't find the price justified for SRS x.x android apps are better/free

Android apps such as "Anki Aniki" and "Obenkyo"

 

I learn through songs, checking with jisho for any words I don't know, then I translate them and compare with other translations :P

Learning through songs allows me to learn on the go, ie while travelling or queuing etc

I also learn through VNs. Using ITH hook, I grab the text out and just check with jisho for every word I dunno. For weird terms that chuu2 chara use, I go chiebukuro to search for it lol.

Then I paste these words on a doc and review it on the go ^^

 

Basically the 'how to read and write hira/kata' kickstarted my Japanese language learning and I was able to self-learn after.

 

Hmm I don't read raw light novels if I can help it (coz there is no way I can grab the text, short of looking for kanji by strokes/radicals), so I dunno any... I guess you can look for anything slice-of-life, should be easy enough to read. Just don't try LNs like Index -- too many technical terms. 

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oh fuck that, most shows out there are terrible. I just watch anything that's been highly recommended, or the classics. There's no point in sliming yourself with a deluge of crap all the time. Especially since it's all the same crap over and over.

 

I just had to quote that because it's so depressing and true and it's always nice to see people express that opinion since so much of the fandom is willing to eat up the worst shit like its a delicious sub from Jersey Mike's.

 

Have you seen Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water? Has a few skippable episodes but it's some good pre-Eva era Gainax.

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