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Alright, here’s the IRL K-ON thread I promised. Sorry this is just going to be an image dump, but I hope you guys enjoy it. I’ve never shared it before.
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Thread for discussing group watching of anime or movies or anything else!

Right now I'm doing streams every Saturday at 17:00 EST/14:00 PST, on https://cytu.be/r/SushiStream! I'll post here before every stream but feel free to make suggestions or ask questions here as well.
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Ousama Ranking

Anyone watch this yet? I was really impressed by the first episode.
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MAD thread?

Post MAD and YTPMV
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Senpai ga Uzai

This show is too fucking cute
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Manga Thread

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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Noncurrent Anime Thread

Last one hit bump limit, so here we are
Talk about whatever non-airing anime you've been watching lately, ask for recommendations, whatever!
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I am late.
Mieruko-chan is getting an anime. I didn't even realize.
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Anyone watching kid genius and dad underground adventures?
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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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sharing some music

howdy, how about we share some indie japanese music? from comiket/m3 and other events like it.
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Do you like Hololive personalities, sushi?
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2016 Anime Awards and Analysis

I have conducted a thorough analysis of anime from the year 2016. The primary purpose of this analysis is to identify works which have artistic merit, and to classify the nature of that artistic merit. Secondarily, my intent here is to rank the works in terms of their superiority in various categories. This will allow for comparison with other surveys of 2016 anime. This analysis is an expression of my own personal opinions and did not involve input from anyone else. I did this for my own intellectual and personal satisfaction, but I also hope that others may find it interesting or useful. At the very least, maybe this will generate some interesting discussion. Additionally, if you're looking for anime to watch, you can peruse through the specific categories I've provided to identify works that are likely to suit your tastes. 

Only anime which started airing in 2016 are considered here. Meaning that anime for which the first season aired before 2016 are not considered (ex. neither Hibike Euphonium nor Love Live are candidates here). The considered anime are evaluated on the basis of all seasons that have aired (not just the first season in 2016). Movies are not included unless they are related to a TV anime (ex. Bungou Stray Dogs). I am conducting reviews for other years using this same system. Annual reviews are typically done as soon as the year ends, but I believe my methodology here is superior for conducting reviews of years retrospectively. Furthermore, classifying the year's best works only by season/genre I find is an ineffective method for identifying meritorious works, so I've included more-specific categories. 

Categories and their results are listed below. Winning titles for each category are separated by commas, with the superior titles being listed first. For the genre categories I've provided two answers (the winning title followed by the runner up). However, polls for anime of the season and anime of the year typically list many top candidates in their results, so I've followed a similar procedure with my results here. For the anime of the season and year results, I've listed the top-5 candidates in order of superiority, with the winning title listed first and the progressively lesser titles listed afterwards.

Regarding the genre results, there are a couple important details:
Note: titles are classified by their superiority with respect to the stated genre alone, not overall quality (for example: x anime is a good sci-fi anime regardless of the writing being terrible, y anime is a good romance anime even though the comedy is unfunny, etc…). For classifications according to overall quality, please see the best-in-season and best-in-year results, or the list of highly scored anime that is provided much further below as well as in the attached table(pic related). Keep in mind that some highly rated shows don't necessarily fit neatly into a genre. Conversely, excelling in a genre category is not necessarily an indication of overall quality. 
Note: the romance genre here refers exclusively to conventional hetero romance; shoujo ai and shounen ai are provided here as separate genres. 

Best by season listed below.
Winter: Prince of Stride, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Koukaku no Pandora, Norn9, Reikenzan 
Spring: Sakamoto Desu ga, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge, Shounen Maid, Kuma Miko, Sansha Sanyou 
Summer: ReLIFE, Amanchu, Dream Festival, Tenkyou no Alderamin, Orange
Fall: Flip Flappers, Sangatsu no Lion, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Yuri on Ice

Best for the entire year: Flip Flappers, Sangatsu no Lion, Prince of Stride, ReLIFE, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume

Best for each genre listed below.
Action: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Bubuki Buranki 
Adventure: Flip Flappers, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Comedy: Sakamoto Desu ga, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Drama: Sangatsu no Lion, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Fantasy: Re Zero, Drifters
Historical: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Joker Game 
Military: Tenkyou no Alderamin, Drifters 
Music: Dream Festival, Magic-Kyun Renaissance
Mystery/Psychological: Joker Game, Bungou Stray Dogs 
Romance: Norn9, ReLIFE
Sci-Fi: Koukaku no Pandora, Flip Flappers
Shoujo ai: Amanchu, Flip Flappers
Shounen ai: Yuri on Ice, Shounen Maid
Slice of Life: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari, Shounen Maid 
Sports: Prince of Stride, Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume 
Supernatural/Magic: Reikenzan, Bungou Stray Dogs 

Strongest genres of the year: Drama, Adventure, Sports, Shoujo ai, Comedy 
Weakest genres of the year: Fantasy, Mystery/Psychological 
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Pre 2000s Anime

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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Selection Project

Obligatory idol show
Who is best girl sushi?
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Takt .Op Destiny

1st episode is out, anyone else watching this?
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Heike Monogatari

Just finished watching the first episode and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Have any of you met other "otaku" irl? A small part, but admittedly a part of the reason I got into anime is because it's a relatively small subculture in which it should theoretically be easy to connect with other people over a shared interest. I haven't invested that much time into it, but already I can probably find at least one anime or manga I've consumed in common with any given otaku. It's fun to hang out in forums like this, but has anyone had any experience connecting with people, coincidentally or on purpose, over this shared hobby?
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Houkago Teibou Nisshi

Let's go fishing!
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Devil's Advocate

How would you defend anime/manga against the accusation that it's sexist? Obviously there are anime/manga this doesn't apply to, but I'm talking more like moe/bishoujo type stuff, like 90% of what's on this board.

I'm just playing devil's advocate here, and if you exclusively like gritty action manga like Berserk this doesn't apply to you, but think things like Konosuba – Aqua being a 16 or 17 year old character with no pants and huge boobs with jiggle physics. Most moe media focuses on high school or middle school characters and is not shy about sexualizing them. If someone you respected approached you and your Kuroneko dakimakura pillow and said you were promoting a sexist subculture how could you reasonably defend yourself?
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Noncurrent Anime Thread

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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Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing
As we danced in the night
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Hey, hey, hey!
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Anime OPs & EDs

As always, post some of your favorites.
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/otaku/ webms

To not clutter the OP thread with unrelated stuff, I make a new thread to clutter the /otaku/ board!
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Summer 2021

If I don't do it nobody will huh…
Well, here's the new season, for whoever is even watching anymore.

Though in fairness, nothing is jumping at me.
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Having a daughter like Hime would be like winning the lottery
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They love sushi!
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Which girl would you panzer?
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Do you like cirno?
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thinking about Anime and manga characters on rolling stock in Japan again…
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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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non anime/manga otaku media general

Let's have a thread to discuss visual novels, light novels, and other non anime/manga related otaku media! I would preffer if we avoid v-tuber discussion in this thread, I personally consider it more youtube/streamer culture than otaku culture. However if you feel differently that is okay.

Recently I have been getting into visual novels and eroge. My favorite so far is subarashiki hibi.
Right now I am playing chaos;head and Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo. Chaos;head is pretty good, but it's a little frustrating, because it feels like characters often speak in a cryptic way to the main character for no reason other than to stretch out the plot. I find myself frustrated with the characters sometimes although in general i would say the vn does a good job with regards to making the reader unsure of what's real and what's delusion, putting them in the emotions of the main character.
I am not really far enough into sharin no kuni to make a judgement on it yet, but I thought it was interesting the the mc is a stoner. Not something you see often in japanese media.
What is your favourite vn? what have you been reading lately?
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I love this commercial, it makes me feel good.
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Anime News Sites

What are your anime news sites?

Mine are:
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Anyone else watching this? Also welcome Samachan users!
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Gekiga Thread

This thread is dedicated for the discussion of "gekiga manga".
For those who don't know, gekiga literally translate as "dramatic image". This kind of manga was born after WW2 when a group of authors got tired of the overly-comical and children-like contents usually contained in manga and decided to create their own movement based on telling the horrors of the war and showing what kind of lives people led at the time.
Some acclaimed authors are Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Tsuge Yoshiharu and Tadao, Seiichi Hayashi, Kamimura Kazuo and many others
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Odd Taxi

Nice first episode. What stood out to me the most was the dialogue, it's surprisingly easy on the ears. Everything flows and fits naturally. Seems to be a pretty intriguing mystery being set up as well.
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Spring 2021

Well I suppose I'm a little late but the season still hasn't started yet so I think I'm safe.

What's everyone looking forward to?
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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?

Just starting this one and it's still pretty solid to be honest
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Our blessed campers△ have returned.
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Anyone here watching Thunderbolt Fantasy?
It's a Taiwanese-Japanese live-action puppet adventure fantasy show, and it's really good. The writing is by Gen Urobuchi, author of Fate/Zero and Psycho Pass.
The third season is airing right now!
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It's a New Year and a new season! A bit late, but what's everyone interested in?
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Wonder Egg Priority

So I finally got around to starting this, let's talk about it! I'll post my thoughts as I get further in.

I'm not sure what the fuck I'm getting into here but it's giving me strong suffering flags. Really pretty show, looks on the same level as modern KyoAni stuff like Chuunibyou and Hibike and AmaBuri. I love the character designs so far and the dream world stuff is very fun to watch. OST near the end of episode 1 stood out to me as well. Among other things it kinda reminds me of Yume Nikki with the whole "shut-in girl explores weird dream world" thing

So what I get from just seeing episode 1 is that she visits some kind of dream world with the power to bring her suicided friend back to life, and to do so she has to play along with some weird beetle gacha to "protect" other suicided girls in the dream world for… reasons?
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Offbeat Favorites

Pick the most obscure anime in your top 10. If somebody else in the thread has seen it you lose.

>Ichigo Mashimaro

It's not super obscure, but it's the best I got.
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Yoshitoshi ABe thread

Talk about anything that ABe has had a hand in. Anime, manga, doujinshi, art, etc!

I finished Texhnolyze on stream not too long ago and loved it, even if it was a bit of a tough watch at times. Certain parts of that anime absolutely blew me away (namely the scenes on the surface) and more than made up for its shortcomings.
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First goes to arte.
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Happy gyuu year!
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Tokyo Gambo

The ice caps have melted and people are still guzzling gas.

Ripped from https://tinyurl.com/y79j98oo If anyone has a higher quality source, please share.
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Embarassing, awkward, trackmaking, DJ girls!
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Fall 2020 anime

What will YOU be watching?

As for ME? Probably just love live because my hard drive doesn't have space for more…
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Majo no tabitabi

Will you listen to her stories?
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When I think about WHY I like anime one of the main reasons I always fall back on is that it has genres that I don't think exist in Western media. I'm talking specifically about SoL, and even more specifically about stuff like K-ON; Kobayashi's Dragon Maid; Girl's Last Tour; Yotsuba; etc… All of them have extremely low levels of drama and personal conflict, elements of comedy (although notably not comedy focused), and a strong focus on warm, happy, non-romantic relationships. So much of Western television is either hyper dramatized or straight comedy. I can be gripped by Breaking Bad, and I can laugh at Seinfeld, but I can't think of any Western shows that evoke the emotional connection I feel towards certain anime.

Can you think of an example of a Western show/movie that comes close to the SoL genre?
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wiser words have never been spoken
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Goodbye HorribleSubs


Horriblesubs is dead, which means we probably won't have many good options for immediate rips. What subber are you going to use instead (assuming you can't just watch raws)? I know Erai is a thing, are they any good?
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Oh My Goddess! The three Norn sisters wish you peace…
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Brand New Animal

BNA Thread?
I'm not a furry, but…
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We are Ho-kago Tea Time!
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Rail Romanesque

Do you love your station Raillord?
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Yotsuba thread.

Who is best girl and why is it Fuuka? Do you have a favorite chapter? Do you prefer early issue Yotsuba or the later issue Yotsuba style?
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2020 Summer Anime Thread

What're you already planning on watching? Anything that catches your eye?

Unfortunately the virus has made this season like half the size of what it was meant to be, so probably only fishing and Fruits Basket for me at first and maybe I'll pick up Kanojo and Uzaki-chan. Feels like a super weak season, at least partially because there's so little to choose from.
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Torpedo tits and creative tail use. I like her veil too, very sexy.
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Should I watch serial experiments lain?
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Monster musume no oisha-san

This is gonna be good.
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Won't forget Mya-nee
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Yesterday wo Utatte

So we finally reached the turning point, I wonder what will happen to Haru from here on.
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2020 Spring anime thread

First (non-sticky) thread on new board!
A bit late, heh, but what's everyone watching if anything? I'm still following Hamefura, Yesterday no Uttate, Listeners, and Arte mostly but also keeping up if less zealously with a few other shows. This season has been good to me.
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This is a takkyuu musume thread.
Please watch takkyuu musume.
If you have already watched takkyuu musume, please read takkyuu musume.
If you have already read takkyuu musume, please post in this thread.
Please post in this thread anyway.
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Board Guidelines / Welcome, Samachan!

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.

Sushichan Guidelines
* Read the rules! Also take a minute to look around.
* All conversations should be comfy and use polite language.
* Less comfy conversations (within reason) can be had in /hell/.
* NSFW content goes in /lewd/. Keep 3D threads in /lewd/ to a minimum.
* Site meta discussion goes in /yakuza/.
* The /culture/ board is mostly for literature and artwork, despite the name.
* Cute stuff goes in /kawaii/, but it is an SFW board.
* The /arcade/ board has been expanded to include all kinds of games, including tabletop.
* Keep most Japan / Otaku / Anime related topics within this board.
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Pre-toonami anime in the west

I made a thread similar to this on lainchan but I figured I'd post it here as well. Post instances you can find of anime being referenced or mentioned outside of Japan, pre-toonami!

Here's some cool shit I found!
The first time Cartoon Network aired anime! This was in 1995, a few years before toonami!

Full recordings of when the Sci-fi channel used to air anime back in the 90s, complete with commercials in between and the aesthetic VHS quality!

Some anime commercials from the 90s

And of course pic related
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Samachan User CSS

For those interested, I tried out using Samachan's theme here and it looks very much 1:1 as it originally appeared back on Samachan, as long as you have Yotsuba B selected and use this to override that.

To use Samachan's theme, copy and paste miko.css contents in User CSS in [Options] to the top right of the page, and make sure you select Yotsuba B in the General tab.