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Welcome to Sushichan!

Original Samachan.org migration discussion thread at >>>/yakuza/776

This board was made to handle some of the discussion topics that were common on Samachan but not so common on Sushichan. Japanese and Otaku culture as well as Anime-related discussions can go in this board, whether you were originally from Samachan or not. In addition, if you are from Samachan and you're not sure if your topic would fit in one of our other boards, you can post it here. If the moderators think it would be a better fit for another part of the site, it might get moved.

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* The /culture/ board is mostly for literature and artwork, despite the name.
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* Keep most Japan / Otaku / Anime related topics within this board.


Archived copy of Yuno's goodbye message that was posted on Samachan.org before the 4chan redirect: https://web.archive.org/web/20200517154448/https://samachan.org/

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I love this commercial, it makes me feel good.
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I am enjoying this show so much. Kind of like Death Stranding, I have no clue why it was made, but I'm happy it was, even if it is just a glorified Honda ad. Combining my fav things, Hondas and iyashikei.

Makes me want to make a fan game, like a "My Summer Car" but set in Yamanashi.


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inb4 Shii-chan gets a Vespa


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It was a nice comfy episode hopefully Koguma will be able to rescue Shii from imminent death.


This episode was so unnexpected, off from the usual episodes but nonetheless just as fun, one of the best to me.


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Kinda disappointed with this one. I feel like this episode had potential, there were some comfy and fun moments after the rescue but there were certain things such as Shii begging Koguma to be "rescued again by the Super Cub™" that kinda threw off what was supposed to be an emotional moment.

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Do you like Hololive personalities, sushi?
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So apparently Coco is "graduating" at the beginning of next month. I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that her personal channel has been getting a lot more subscribers lately. Maybe she wants to start focusing on that instead.


There is evidence suggesting otherwise.


Yes. Even without insider information in the picture, it seems pretty obvious what this was motivated by. As English speakers we generally don't see the bulk of the Chinese-speaking fallout, but it's very much there.

I do think it's worth taking solace in the fact that Coco's streams have been successful for a long time, so at the very least, her career isn't over. I find myself worrying a bit over the "vtuber bubble", but it's situations like these that provide at least a bit of assurance that it's possible for streamers to diversify after time spent vtubing.


No, vtubers are just dirty 3dpd trying to replace true anime girls

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I started rewatching Mushishi lately, because I haven't seen the OVA or any of the extra seasons, only the first one many many years ago. It's as great as I remember it and I can't wait to get to the stuff I haven't seen.

What have you all been watching lately?
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I think that Yuri on Ice sought to strike a balance between on-ice scenes and off-ice scenes. In terms of total runtime, the anime has tons of scenes on ice — even more than I expected. The on-ice scenes are very entertaining and are when the show is at its best, in my opinion. I really did enjoy the skating scenes. However, this came at the cost of having less time for off-ice content, and consequently, less time for character development and related storytelling. The prioritization of on-ice scenes may be one factor which resulted in my lack of empathy and emotional connection with the characters. Now, I'm not saying there is anything objectively wrong with this. Yuri on Ice delivered more skating content than I expected, and I'm thankful for it. However, I think that the consequences of this screentime allocation should be acknowledged. This effect is also compounded by the size of the cast; the large number of characters diluted the attention paid to individual character arcs. I think one mistake this anime made was trying to implement character arcs for too many side characters; it would have been better to exclusively focus on the main characters, particularly due to the scarcity of off-ice screentime. On the other hand, more character arcs create more potential ways that a viewer might connect with the anime, which in theory might broaden its appeal. Perhaps this was a decision made with the intent to make Yuri on Ice more of a 'crowd pleaser' show (a common strategy for the directorial decisions, it seems to me).

Now of course for the answer to the question some of you are wondering — how gay was it? Well, it was pretty gay. In fact it was even gayer than I expected. There was a lot of very strongly implied subtext, both in words and actions. However, a lot of it struck me as pandering fanservice. Sometimes it was almost exaggerated to the point where it broke my immersion. It was not an elegant kind of romance; it was more like forcefed fanservice. I didn't dislike the flavour, but it could have been implemented more gracefully. The crudely implemented homosexual overtones did not match the elegance of the figure skating. This flaw is also representative of a broader issue that I have with this anime — I wish it took itself more seriously. Yuri on Ice feels like it was created to please its audience (and sell) instead of satisfy an artistic vPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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I recently watched the first season of Gin no Saji, an anime aired in 2013. I discovered it completely on accident, and honestly, I loved it. It seems like sorta standard SOL fare on the surface, but the overall impression is super compelling. I was invested the whole way through.


I adore Gin no Saji, glad you liked it too roll.
I watched it back when it aired but I remembered really liking how the main character grows, and the insights into farming and agriculture are surprisingly both interesting and informative. I never got around to the second season though, perhaps I'll give the whole thing another watch (or give the manga a try)


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I watched Konohana Kitan. Here are my thoughts:

The characters are kind of bland but there is good chemistry among the cast. Some of the character designs are cute, and there are some nice kimono outfits. The show has a fairly rich traditional-Japan theme, and primarily takes place at a large rustic ryokan. Most of the characters are so-called "fox girls" who are ryokan employees. The fox girl thing is mildly cute but it's not a major reason for my watching the show, although I'd imagine there is a passionate audience out there for this kind of thing. There are some mild supernatural themes that creep into the show at times as well. This anime often feels like it has a surreal dream-like atmosphere.

Art style during some scenes is nice. Colour is used well. The background in some frames can be quite detailed and colourful. Visuals are one of the show's stronger attributes. The animation itself isn't particularly fluid, and there are a lot of stills, but I often found myself pausing to admire frames.

The OST is okay and the voice acting is mostly unremarkable. I would have preferred a different seiyuu for the main character; her voice was kind of annoying to me. I liked the voice acting for Ren (the pink-haired girl).

This anime definitely has direction issues. Although I haven't read the manga, I get the impression that it might be a better way to approach this if you care about the story. This anime feels very disjointed. It feels like random scenes from the manga were just haphazardly slapped together with zero care for the broader narrative. Episodes have inconsistent mood, and transitions between scenes are not handled well. Furthermore, I often felt like I was missing background information during any remotely plot-related scene. Sometimes it almost felt like I was watching a promotional video for the real content, instead of an actual stand-alone anime.

There is a lot of yuri pandering. However, I never felt any sense of deeper meaningful romance. It always felt kinda cheap and shallow. 'Pandering' really is the right word to use here. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it, but you should know not to expect anything deeper in this regard. Even beyond the romance element, the whole show just feels like fluff. There's little cohesion from scene to scene, nevermind between episodes. FoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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I went back and rewatched Pandora Hearts and Rozen Maiden: Träumend recently because I was in the mood for some gothy anime. Both are pretty excellent series imo and Pandora Hearts has an amazing Kajiura Yuki soundtrack. I'm using the main theme to teach myself piano.

I really wish Pandora Hearts got continued, but I'm just going to read the manga instead. It's a shonen but it's nostalgic for me since I watched it like 10 years ago, and it's unique/spirited enough that I can still enjoy it.

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The prospect of watching some anime or movies together was brought up in /lounge/, let's use this thread to plan it! Please let me know if any Sushis are interested, and what kind of time works for you personally. If you have any favorites that you think would make a good watchalong, mention that as well!
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Stream begins in 1 hour!


we live


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So because of connection issues I ended up manually syncing up a local copy to the stream for most of the stream this week. I'm kinda proud of how closely I was able to get them synced.


Thanks everyone for watching
I'm having a lot of fun with this show, really genuinely funny.
Ah I'm sorry it wasn't working for you but I'm glad you figured something out. If this keeps happening to multiple people I'll have to look at other ways of doing things


I do think it's likely that the issue was just between me and cytube, since I also got disconnected from chat a few times. Then again, I wasn't really having issues with the youtube videos, so who knows.

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Talk about what manga you've been reading!

I've been reading an older manga called Yume Tsukai by Ueshiba Riichi. It's about magical shrine maidens with weird powers solving paranormal mysteries and stuff. Fairly standard concept but what makes it good in my opinion is just how crazy and bizarre the stories get, as well as some really fantastic art and a nostalgic sort of comedy. It's sometimes goofy, sometimes quite emotional, and other times borders on Junji Ito-esque horror scenarios. I really like the creepy body horror stuff, and the comedy between the weirdo cast is fun. I especially like the over the top lolicon character.
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It's pretty close to being that Majo no Tabitabi show a few seasons ago. All the actual philosophy is pretty deep, I think, or at least the questions raised are certainly deep; the problem comes down to the fact that the medium like you said close to prohibits actually engaging with it. The LN is technically a bit better about it, but both of them would've been better as collections of actual prose short stories or a non–chonological novel.


I do actually feel quite similar about the anime version, but the aesthetic and atmosphere of the show still makes me enjoy it a lot despite the shallow philosophy


Mangadex is back
But holy balls is it ugly as sin


I think it *looks* fine, but it seems to be a bit broken right now. They were really pushing back on the frontend so that doesn't surprise me. It'll take some more time.


Yeah it looks like everyone is stuck on the mobile UI for now because the desktop UI isn't done

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What shows aged like wine and which ones aged like milk? What are you watching and what are looking forward to starting?
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>she wiggles her b*tt around in the OP
Well heck, I'm sold now


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It's actually from the 80s as well, guess I was mistaken. For some reason I always think of it as a late-70s show.


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Lupin III's The Castle of Cagliostro


Isn't that a Ghibli film? I have yet to watch it…


Not Ghibli but Miyazaki.
Feel free to watch any of the other Lupin stuff, the franchise can be hit or miss but there are a lot of classics.

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rizon #news


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Berserk Manga Creator Kentaro Miura Passes Away at 54



It seems like nyas.si is down currently, unless I'm just having dns issues or something. I really hope it's not down permanently.


It's up for me


Okay, I was able to connect to it on my phone's browser once I turned off wifi, so I guess it has something to do with the router. I've also just realized that this is the case for me with the Mangadex announcement page as well, which I haven't been able to connect to on my PC for a few days either, and I'd just assumed that it was because of whatever maintenance they're doing. Maybe it's a firewall issue.

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Has japanese media ever made you cry? Be it manga, anime, LNs, VNs, etc.
While crying might not be the epitome of what we call comfy not all tears necessarily come out from sadness as I've heard of people crying on powerup scenes as silly as that sounds.
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I haven't cried since I was a child, apparently it's part of my autism. I really wish I could cry at media but I've never managed it. Didn't cry when my grandma died either. Many of the shows mentioned in this thread did make me sad though at the end. Kannon comes to mind as a particularly heart wrenching VN.


aikatsu makes me cri ever episode


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Children who Chase Lost Voices made me cry a lot. I watched it several times and cried every time. Amazing movie about a journey to the underworld and accepting death.


>a journey to the underworld and accepting death.
Damn, is that really what it's about? I remember a beautiful crystal radio receiver, monsters, train tracks, sunsets, tenmon, and maybe an absurdly big deep crater (but that might be something else). probably feet too coz it's Shinkai

But I don't really remember what it was about. And I don't remember it hitting too hard for me.

I guess it's time for a rewatch!


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Sometimes it's more about ideas and concepts. Though this scene might make me cry by its own, the deeper message is what makss it so memorable. I was there, in school. I had friends and we were happy together until things happes. So I remember the good old days and I miss them. I wish I could go back in time and be a kid again.

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Which girl would you panzer?
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Only the bottom of tennis shoes worn by cute girls.


As a leg fetishist who despises foot fetishism, I think legwear and shoes can be quite sexy.


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Well I am a big fan of tights or thigh-high socks
I can't say I've ever been excited by footwear though


Armor them all.


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Tank you very much.

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