Anonymous 05/21/20 (Thu) 02:55:12 No. 66
I only watched up through part two and lost interest in whatever came afterwards but Joseph was a great protagonist
Anonymous 05/26/20 (Tue) 14:51:18 No. 150
>>149 >aged poorly
Wait didn't this only come out like, 2 years ago? Or am I in for another rude awakening about how fast time is moving these days?
Anonymous 05/26/20 (Tue) 15:04:02 No. 151
I think it came out in '18 or '17 yeah but at the same time the whole 'heh I'm a NEET gamer just like you' thing was a fad that I feel like overstayed its welcome around the time it came out.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 16:52:37 No. 164
I recently finished the 3D Houseki no Kuni and I gotta say that was a perfect adaption. Miles better than the source material.
I really like the story but the manga is just so badly drawn how am I meant to know which gem is which.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 20:16:22 No. 167
So many people skipping on Houseki no Kuni just because it's 3D.
It's amazing, easily one of the best series I've seen.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 20:18:25 No. 168
Putting up with overused CGI is pretty difficult you know. I tried keeping an open mind for Houseki no Kuni but, well, I couldn't. It's just too much for me.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 21:05:40 No. 169
Yeah, I know. It's really good CGI, though, not something like Ajin.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 21:31:10 No. 170
I'm not the biggest fan of CG but with Houseki no Kuni I didn't even notice it as a negative, and in retrospect I think the show is actually even better for it, they did a fantastic job using CG as a strength and making it look actually good.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 21:52:29 No. 171
It's because it's CGI, but it kind of looks like drawn. Besides, you can imagine the gems being 3D (just as you see crystals IRL), so it actually ends up being an advantage.
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 21:58:35 No. 172
>>171 >Besides, you can imagine the gems being 3D
Yeah I think they did a very nice thing with all the transparency and shininess effects, and I think those would be really hard to translate into 2D. It's probably the only show I've seen where I was like "yeah, CGI works here."
Anonymous 05/27/20 (Wed) 22:35:35 No. 173
Oh, transparency, that's what I had ony my mind when I wrote about crystals and diamonds. You nailed it, yup, agreed.
Anonymous 05/30/20 (Sat) 00:15:09 No. 191
I'm halfway through the third season of Gintama and I'm glad I started it. Easily a 9/10 for me.
Anonymous 05/30/20 (Sat) 19:57:05 No. 197
Still haven't watched the Anzio OVA because I wanted to post screenshots while I watched, but I guess that's not happening now that we're on sushigirl…
Anonymous 06/02/20 (Tue) 10:01:39 No. 220
Why can't you? I'm still waiting to hear your impressions of it you know.
Who was your fave aidoru?
Anonymous 06/02/20 (Tue) 12:38:25 No. 221
My favorite aidoru is Makoto, I really liked her cool moments in the show.
Second fave would be Yayoi the Rooster-aidoru, always got a chuckle out of those noises.
Likewise, who was your favorite aidoru?
Anonymous 06/25/20 (Thu) 17:22:34 No. 325
I've been meaning to watch this for ages. No better time than now I guess.
Anonymous 06/25/20 (Thu) 23:18:59 No. 326
Give it a shot, it'd be fun to have someone to bounce opinions off of.
Anonymous 06/26/20 (Fri) 16:48:58 No. 328
>>327 >that gif
Oh! my heart…
Anonymous 06/29/20 (Mon) 22:57:14 No. 395
>>384 >I guess there's something attractive about competency.
There's something attractive about her ED outfit too…
Anonymous 06/30/20 (Tue) 21:21:22 No. 443
Vigne is a monster in bed you just know it
Anonymous 07/01/20 (Wed) 05:29:04 No. 465
I was trying to focus but now my head is filled with impure thoughts about Vigne.
You better take responsibility for this post.
Anonymous 07/02/20 (Thu) 10:57:20 No. 491
Finished yesterday but too busy to make a proper post about it.
Just from the sound design, OST and comedic timing I get the feeling almost the exact same people who worked on yuru yuri worked on this too (yes I realize both were made by doga kobo but a studio has lots of people maybe I guess).
Anonymous 07/02/20 (Thu) 15:08:27 No. 494
I honestly found her really annoying
She was the weakest link in the comedy
Anonymous 07/03/20 (Fri) 04:27:49 No. 504
Almost done rewatching Akame ga Kill. I knew it was edgy, but maybe because I know how it ends I've found the rewatch to be pretty funny instead of dark and serious like it seemed on my first watch. I do enjoy how the Jaegers get fleshed out just as much as Nightraid. Some of the background or scenery shots are really pretty too! Eventually I might read the manga to see how the endings differ and maybe even Zero after that.
I got caught up with the official English release of the GabDro manga recently. I watched the anime as it was airing and now I want to rewatch it! I could still hear their voices in my head as I was reading. Tap-chan got a fair amount of attention in the last couple volumes and it's always fun to watch her not believe Vigne is a demon.
She doesn't contribute much, I agree. Her bra not holding out and the scene where she tries to make Satania lick her foot for the melon pan are the only comedic bits of hers that I really remember. She's still really hot though.
Anonymous 07/06/20 (Mon) 03:06:20 No. 544
I just got to the episode this screencap is from and it was my favorite one yet. I was alternating between a stupid smile and actual laughter the entire time. The gag of Satania not remembering what Christmas is about while Vigne aggressively enforced her vision of a Christmas party really got me, as did Satania's retardedly brazen attempt to enter heaven. Oh and seeing Gab drunk on Amazake was adorable too.
Anonymous 07/06/20 (Mon) 21:01:50 No. 555 >>493
Raphi is the hottest, I agree.
I don't understand why it's assumed Vigne is a bad demon. She feels like the accountant devil type, always privy on the little details, who'll tell you with a pouty face that you knew exactly what it meant to sell your soul for fame and fortune, ruthless in her bureaucratic naivete: the regulations say it's time to collect, so she will.
Anonymous 07/07/20 (Tue) 03:47:52 No. 556
It's not just assumed, there's an episode where Hell threatens to stop sending her money unless she starts demon-ing better. So it's explicitly csushi roll that she's bad at being a demon.
also nice get
Anonymous 07/07/20 (Tue) 07:57:06 No. 559
>>556 >csushi roll
luv me word filters
Anonymous 07/07/20 (Tue) 20:47:44 No. 563
"Assumed" was definitely the wrong word. I understand that even hell considers her a bad demon, I just disagree with the point entirely.
Anonymous 07/08/20 (Wed) 01:08:07 No. 564
Finished GabDrop. Great show, had me chuckling right up to the end. It definitely deserves its popularity and representation in reaction images and gifs. You can tell a lot of fun was had with the facial expressions, animation, voice acting, and character interactions. Vigne is still best girl but I ended up liking everyone a lot.
I'm sad there are so few doujinshi translated for it >>555
I can't say I wouldn't sell my soul to Vigne if she asked in the right way…
>why doesn't she have a halo
Maybe she's too much of a pervert?
Anonymous 07/12/20 (Sun) 12:03:35 No. 599
There's always the possibility to re-watch it on later dates if you'll so want to.
Anonymous 07/12/20 (Sun) 18:47:45 No. 600
I got too hooked on black clover and 28 episodes later my hard drive is running out of space.
There's a couple of pacing issues and it feels like some characters go through their arcs too quickly, but I guess that's something to expect in a shounen manga/anime's early stages as the author has to juggle wanting to tell his story properly and showing as much as possible before getting canceled. It's not egregious but it's easy to notice when this happens. A great example of this comes from comparing the first episode of the anime with the first chapter of the manga. What fits in one chapter is stretched into two or three episodes without it feeling like late one piece. The anime has been connecting every arc seamlessly, because I've been telling myself I'll jump to the manga after finishing an arc in the anime but then I notice I'm two arcs past the arc I've set as the limit. World building is nothing too special but it's clear the author has a grasp of what he wants to do. Everything makes sense as far meta is concerned and the story has a pretty good hook. It's nice to see an Imagine Breaker-type character with actual stakes and neatly incorporated in his world. While there are two protagonists, so far the story has been focusing more on Asuta (the one with the shounen hero phenotype). He is the titular character after all. Still, Yuno gets his fair share of screen time. Asuta's side is much more typically shounen while Yuno's has a little more intrigue. I can only conclude the author's forte lies in shounen fluff only because it beats the intrigue portion in terms of volume, since both sides are competently written. It could be the case that the author decides to focus on shounen exactly because this is shounen. The anime itself is a product of its time. There's some 3DCG here and there and common airtime extending trickery pops out on occasion (like repeating 2 or 3 minutes of the anime before it went to commercial break) but I'm overall impressed with the quality of the sakuga. I don't follow these things and I'm certainly no sakugabooru dicksucker but I've heard studio pierot does some pretty good stuff and it shows here. Even though 3DCG is present, I don't feel cheated by its use like I do with ufotable. When the animators get really serious, the outlines becomes thinner and the presentation assumes this ethereal feeling that really brings out a magical mood. Also, there's lots of cute girls. I took loads of screenshots of Charmy, the cutest most moe girl of the bunch, which I will dump now.
Anonymous 07/12/20 (Sun) 18:57:24 No. 604 >>600
I forgot to mention that I love the consistency of some little details, like the group leader casually kicking the door out of every room he walks into. The comedy bits are really hyper and the mood and personalities of Asuta's magic knight division play off each other wonderfully. If I were an expert I'd say comedy and character individuality carry a shounen manga more than story or battles. Black clover has all these bases very well covered.
Also there's lesbians.
Anonymous 07/12/20 (Sun) 19:45:41 No. 605
Sometimes I use dice to decide on a random episode of Hidamari Sketch
or Yuru Yuri
Anonymous 07/12/20 (Sun) 19:53:38 No. 606
cute brown girl
Anonymous 07/15/20 (Wed) 00:06:46 No. 630
I'll have to try that. Seems like every time I want to rewatch a random episode of a series I pick either 3 or 7 for some reason.
Anonymous 07/15/20 (Wed) 13:33:04 No. 636 >>604
Really glad you're enjoying the show, sushi! It's one of my favourite recent anime.
Also Charmy is the most powerful being in the universe and she gets some interesting development later.
Anonymous 07/15/20 (Wed) 22:12:40 No. 639
Is that so? Different sushi roll here, I just started this one and I'm getting normalized to the screaming of the MC Asta.
I'm like still 1/4 of the total released episodes.
Anonymous 07/16/20 (Thu) 14:02:54 No. 642
Everyone screams a lot, it's crazy.
They even lampshade it a few times too.
Anonymous 07/16/20 (Thu) 16:40:28 No. 643 >>639
HIS SCREAMING DOESN'T BOTHER ME BUT IT TOOK ME TIME TO GET USED TO HIS SEIYUU, IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE HE MATCHED THE CHARACTER AT FIRST BUT HE GREW ON ME
EVERYONE SHOULD SCREAM, THE MORE A SHOUNEN'S CHARACTERS SCREAM THE BETTER IT IS
Anonymous 07/17/20 (Fri) 14:18:27 No. 645
I think I'm getting used to it as I watch more of it.
I'm at episode 41 and I'm starting to like Asta despite his screaming. Also Noelle's development has been slow and gradual which makes me like her.
And no, not everyone should scream!
Anonymous 07/18/20 (Sat) 22:49:21 No. 649
I'll DECIDE IF I WANT TO SCREAM OR NOT!
Though I'll be watching the anime one sushi roll reccomended me earlier. Hope you had fun watching this show.
Anonymous 07/19/20 (Sun) 14:18:12 No. 650
been watching texhnolye, its great
Anonymous 07/20/20 (Mon) 12:35:22 No. 651
Hey I watched that not too long ago. Great show, I really loved it. My only complaint really was the plot got a little convoluted in some not very interesting ways regarding the rival gangs. But aside from that it was super cool. I did feel like I needed to watch some moe SoL or something afterwards though lol.
Anonymous 07/20/20 (Mon) 19:11:10 No. 654
Triangle Staff have felt the same way after completing Texhnolyze, so they did Niea_7 next. You could follow their steps and watch it next.
Anonymous 07/21/20 (Tue) 08:52:21 No. 657
Niea_7 was made as a light-hearted project after finishing Lain, not Texhnolyze.
Anonymous 07/23/20 (Thu) 11:44:34 No. 659
I finally recovered two of my old hard drives loaded with anime
Now I can rewatch some of my older shows yay More importantly I can actually download new anime if I reorganize shit across all the drives because I'm out of space AGAIN for new seasonal shit
Anonymous 08/19/20 (Wed) 06:59:54 No. 772
Yuuki is insufferable but I suppose she's the best character in the first season unless I'm forgetting one of the minor characters. Teru used to be the best character for me until Ritz went absolutely insane.
Mahjong isn't that hard to learn the actual rules and terminology of, though playing it is a different matter entirely. If you want to play I believe tenhou is still considered the go-to for online playing, sort of like chess or lichess for, well, chess.
Anonymous 08/19/20 (Wed) 07:29:25 No. 775
You say insufferable but I have a soft spot for dumb hyperactive genki characters
>until Ritz went absolutely insane.
Did the manga go off the deep end or something? I was just planning on watching the anime adaptations.
Anonymous 08/19/20 (Wed) 07:39:04 No. 776
Ritz is just a lazy bastard who makes her manga release every other month in a bimonthly magazine with 13 pages of which only 2 are colored
Also made Teru just seem incredibly sad and pathetic which is kind of annoying
Anime adaptions are fine though
Anonymous 08/20/20 (Thu) 03:11:39 No. 780 >>769
MajSoul has a tutorial in english
(it's currently undergoing a maintenance but it should be back to normal within a few hours)
And you can learn the rest here:
Anonymous 08/24/20 (Mon) 13:15:47 No. 789
Once you learn the yaku and want to get into basic strategy read this:
Anonymous 08/29/20 (Sat) 05:29:59 No. 805 >>804
I finished it fairly recently as well and also enjoyed it. I do agree with your criticisms though,
and would add that I also disliked a lot of the general characterization of the Sister in the latter half. Her being so emotive, frightened of everything and more of a liability than anything bugged me a bit. They're basically trained soldiers and have all "been through" much worse that that, I would have appreciated her holding her own a bit more. Bit of a bummer for me because I love the Sisters and especially like watching them and Accelerator work together. I also didn't care much about the "villains" personally but that's a more minor complaint.
But like I said, I liked it overall, it still had most of the things that make science-side Raildex fun
Anonymous 08/29/20 (Sat) 13:40:54 No. 806
I think the big problem is Anti-Skill is very much foot soldiers. They're Academy City foot soldiers and that means obviously they annhilate basically anyone else, but Anti-Skill is in some sense there to deal with rogue level 2s and 3s. Anyone capable of pulling out firepower on the level of the baddies that Accel has to personally step in for is way out of their league, it's like berating the city guard for dying horribly to the dragon.
Anonymous 09/03/20 (Thu) 21:38:25 No. 821
Accelerator is a special case, though, and I'm still convinced that he's just underusing them. Absolutely nothing stops him from simply changing something's position vector. Vectors are a mathematical construct not inherently tied to velocity. Some of the powers of level 4/5 are just too versatile when used by someone who knows what they're doing. What do you do against Misaka railgunning a metal brick at you or Mugino making quantum physics up wholesale to use her death beams?
Anonymous 09/04/20 (Fri) 15:59:40 No. 827
Easy to deal with if you use rubber bullets or even pepper balls, keep your distance and stay mobile.
See above. She has the maneuverability of a tank. You don't even need anti-skill for them, a certain demolition's expert with terrain advantage is enough.
>Absolutely nothing stops him from simply changing something's position vector.
All the times we've seen him use his power it involved using speed/intensity vectors. He's never once even used his power to teleport. I'd say that's the kind of thing he'd unlock at level 6.
Anonymous 09/05/20 (Sat) 00:06:03 No. 830
>>827 >Easy to deal with if you use rubber bullets or even pepper balls, keep your distance and stay mobile.
There are voltages and magnetic field strengths at which these things don't work. A magnetar's field strength is strong enough to dissolve chemical bonds thousands of kilometers out by distorting electron clouds. Clearly Misaka doesn't have that kind of power, but the power to constantly have a tornado of iron sand around you to vaporize anything that tries to get close is clearly possible. Also, since she has such control of magnetism, she should be able to fly.
That's mostly on Mugino being a retard though because nothing stops her from just firing off huge lasers in kill arcs.
>He's never once even used his power to teleport
Yeah I know, but I'm mostly blaming Kamachi for that. I mean from a pure mathematical standpoint he could technically just assign random numbers like <number of bullets remaining in your gun, my penis size in inches, your body weight in tons> and use that as a vector but that's just omnipotence and clearly he isn't allowed to do that.
Anonymous 09/06/20 (Sun) 21:56:24 No. 834
Look if you're going to assume all those things about how each lvl5 would use their power then I'll assume anti-skill can do even more based on their superior knowledge of tactics given they're an organized unit of adults fighting teenagers with a with a big case of the chuu2. We're considering a scenario where an anti-skill squad is called to a location and briefed on what they might run into. Optimal results come with 100% accurate and complete knowledge of espers, abilities, location and objectives, of course.
We could end it right off the bat for all espers save accelerator and Gunha with capacity down, but I don't recall who exactly owns that piece of tech so I'll assume it's not anti-skill.
She has not shown to have that level of fine control over chemical bonds or the like. That's only something you might expect at lvl6. The closest she has come to flying is using her powers to wall-run and that still requires metal foundations to work. As for a tornado of iron sand, what makes you believe an engagement would occur in the kind of deserted area where Misaka would find no issue using that kind of power? She's hot-headed but she doesn't ever involve innocent people. One could argue she's actually the type you could negotiate with. But let's assume she has the terrain advantage. How long do you think she can maintain that thing going? If she's using as a defensive measure, she's not attacking. If she's not attacking, let her exhaust herself. If she's able to extend "mini-tornadoes" out to attack, then keep your distance and play the waiting game. She's most likely the lvl5 with the most available info of the bunch so knowledge of her AIM field's reach and intensity (which is sure to decrease with distance) must be a given.
Let's assume her personality did a complete 180 and she isn't the type who gets schooled by Shiage (yes I haven't seen raildex past S2 but I did my youtube homework). She's using her power to the best of her abilities. However, even assuming she has AIM stalker with her, she's fighting level 0s. She can't sense them. Engaging in an area with a lot of cover and hazards is ideal. Or divide your squad in two groups and harass her from opposite directions. She can only fire accurately at where she's looking so either running back and forth or firing lasers indiscriminately until she runs out of juice. Not to mention she has a delay in firing her lasers which also happen to leave a massive blind spot in front of her, so if circumstances are good you can end it with CQC.
Current accelerator can literally be beat by a quickdraw champion.
Anonymous 09/06/20 (Sun) 23:25:45 No. 835
I'm just largely under the impression that there is a point where fighting smart just doesn't beat fighting hard. Accel at one point takes the rotational power of the entire world and puts it into a chunk of material. Kamachi clearly didn't do the math since an impact like that should've taken off the entire piece of crust that the Windowless Building is standing on.
I'm not really arguing about whether or not they're really that strong, because Kamachi says one thing and has the level 5s do something else. However, you could argue the exact same for anti-skill, because they're supposed to be hardcore professionals but I'm struggling to think of instances when they don't get absolutely shit on.
Anonymous 09/09/20 (Wed) 19:24:03 No. 864
I'd like to interject in this debate and point out the simple fact that I'd like for a hot crazy woman to stalk and call my name as intensely as Mugino calls for Hamazura.
Anonymous 09/10/20 (Thu) 01:46:42 No. 867
Mugino mellows out as soon as Hamazura basically kills her and then gives her the D so
Anonymous 09/16/20 (Wed) 05:46:17 No. 892
Yous should check out the manga too. It's pretty great and Hiroe has been slowly oozing out of hiatus over the past couple years.
Anonymous 09/16/20 (Wed) 06:47:10 No. 896
Just finished watching Kaiji, the pachinko arch was filled with tons of crazy stuff but it was good
seeing him win in the end after Part 1's ending I also loved how they used Part 1's OP for the ending
I'm kind of ashamed to say it but this is the first time an anime really caught me, I tried many others but ended up dropping them fairly quickly. The concept of someone who wants to score some cash on life and death situations relates to my antics with crypto a lot.
I'd really like something similar, but apparently you need to know mahjong for Akagi for example
On the other hand, I could try getting into Hellsing since I caught a stream on /bant/ and seemed great, or pick back up Evangelion since I got fascinated with third tier angels and their real forms, which according to youtube comments Eva presents accurately on the later archs
Anonymous 09/18/20 (Fri) 09:06:30 No. 899
Only watched Kaiji S1 but the skyscraper crossing gave me a ton of vertigo. Pretty incredible how an anime that didn't have that much going in terms of sakuga managed to get that feeling out of me.
I watched it without really understanding a lot of mahjong and I was still engaged. They explain the general rules in the beginning but, even then, there's lot of sideline characters' commentary to drive home the point of how important/desperate/advantageous each and every situation is. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 09/20/20 (Sun) 17:09:04 No. 905 >>904
I don't know if the main character feels spiritual emptiness or unfulfillment but the way I actually understand his character is that Tanya is basically a straw nihilist, someone who imagines himself an Ubermensch but just isn't because, among other things, he really is just following what other people have done in the past and achieving success by following what other, more intelligent people have done.
There's also the plot point, which I think at this point has to be deliberate, that Tanya is utterly incapable of recognizing when his surroundings have changed and that what he learned on Earth does not apply. Atheism doesn't make sense in his case, when God now demonstrably exists. He makes the weak case that God is not worthy of worship and is in fact "being X", but this runs contrary to the profit-oriented mindset we see in him everywhere else; as Ando, Winders, and other writers have pointed out, worship of a deity doesn't necessarily mean approval of a deity but simply recognizes his very real power over your fate. His refusal to recognize that his tryhard sociopathy doesn't really work anymore manifests also in him seeing for himself that society is utterly different here but assuming it operates on the same logic as modern Japan, when even assuming it operated on the same logic as prewar Japan would've given him a much more accurate read. The dude is also weirdly concerned with social norms and what is and is not appropriate for someone who's been built up as a psychopath so I'm actually convinced he's a fedora tipper in the original, pseudointellectual edgelord sense of the word.
Also, a nitpick, I really hate how the show is a vehicle for the author to wax lyrical about the little he picked up from reading Clausewitz and Wikipedia and I hate even more the honestly shoddy thinking that's gone into the worldbuilding and strategy. You can blow it off with 'they're experimenting' but all of it that isn't lifted directly from actual warfare comes off as pretty absurd.
Anonymous 09/21/20 (Mon) 19:59:17 No. 919
Maybe this kinda fits in here.
I've mostly run out of things in my toWatch-bucket, and been having trouble actually finding more to my taste. Would really appreciate any tips, including a sampler of my tastes to make it easier to rec. something in my direction. A taste compass if you will. ~Like~ Nichijou (except the robo/professor parts) Asobi Asobase Mob Psycho Tonari no Seki-kun Aku no Hana / Flowers of Evil Berserk Monogatari LotGH Errything Satoshi Kon NGE Serial Experiments Lain Haibane Renmei Great Teacher Onizuka Battle Programmer Shirase Jojo Jinroh Mushishi Dennou Coil Prison School Saiki K GITS (the movie) ~Dislike~ GITS (the series) Psycho Pass Ancient Magus Bride Zankyou No Terror Baccano Black Lagoon Yuru Camp Enen no Shouboutai / Fire Force Koyabashi Dragon Maid Ghost Hound FMA Servant x Service Food Wars Macademia Hero Subete ga F ni Naru / The Perfect Insider Summer Wars Shinsekai Yori Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Anonymous 09/22/20 (Tue) 09:31:23 No. 922
Watch patlabor, oshii's movies for the more philosophical stuff and his OVA if you just like the characters.
Anonymous 09/22/20 (Tue) 12:30:26 No. 923
Seen the movies and liked them, the series wasn't my thing (not into mechs in general). Appreciate the effort though.
Anonymous 09/24/20 (Thu) 15:00:45 No. 930
How do you feel about Masaaki Yuasa's works? Stuff like Tatami Galaxy, Cat Soup, Kemonozume, etc
Anonymous 09/24/20 (Thu) 19:13:14 No. 931
Tatami Galaxy is actually one of the last things in my bucket, seen 2 eps a while back and really enjoyed it so I've been kinda saving it for the right occasion. Cat Soup was great. Think I've checked most of his other stuff and either wasn't in the right mode to appreciate it then or just wasn't my thing, should have a look over for things to recheck, thanks for reminding me!
Anonymous 09/25/20 (Fri) 07:12:58 No. 933 >>905 >the way I actually understand his character is that Tanya is basically a straw nihilist, someone who imagines himself an Ubermensch but just isn't because, among other things, he really is just following what other people have done in the past and achieving success by following what other, more intelligent people have done
Not exactly my interpretation. Tanya is, or tries to be, a staunch believer in human organizational structures and sees them as well kept, tried and true path to success. Tanya only ever derides people who act out of emotion than rational thought. S/he denies god's existence because it goes against everything s/he has come to believe. S/he goes to the military because it's the most suitable path thanks to high magic abilities and spends most of the time climbing through the ranks to try and get him/herself an easy do-nothing job away from the frontline. However, as the story progresses, s/he becomes a major player in the war effort, which itself turns into a struggle against being X. If s/he thought her/himself better than everyone, s/he wouldn't have followed the orders s/he was given in the final episodes. You could say s/he has killed his/her own individuality for the sake of the organization.
>There's also the plot point, which I think at this point has to be deliberate, that Tanya is utterly incapable of recognizing when his surroundings have changed and that what he learned on Earth does not apply.
But there's demonstrative evidence that it does apply. S/he came up with a whole war plan based on how WW1 turned out which even led to the conquest of not!Paris a decade or two before scheduled.
>He makes the weak case that God is not worthy of worship and is in fact "being X", but this runs contrary to the profit-oriented mindset we see in him everywhere else
He doesn't refuse to worship as s/he is downright forced to at one point. What s/he refuses to do is acknowledge Being X as god and it makes sense considering his "faith" lies somewhere else. Plus, seeing as there won't be another reincarnation after living as Tanya, there really is no profit to be had in worshiping Being X. It's just a fight between egos at that point and, ironically, Tanya is being "tested" for a different kind of faith.
Is there any more to it than "WW1 but with magic"?
I like that Tanya's unit is essentially the first spec ops team in history. Are there any examples you can name of bad strategy? Most of it seemed pretty sound to me.
Anonymous 09/25/20 (Fri) 11:05:16 No. 935 >>933 >human organizational structures…emotion rather than rational thought
The issue here is that Tanya him/herself is commentary on an emotional rather than logical response when your worldview is challenged. He relies on human organization structures from postwar Japan to operate in what is essentially Imperial Germany, and seems utterly incapable of assimilating new information into the organizational structure. Someone as rigid as Tanya, seemingly totally oblivious to how other people feel and incapable of absorbing the fundamental values of their new homeland despite years living as a helpless infant, shouldn't even have made it to middle management in a company.
>it does apply
I don't actually mean the war, which is just the author rattling off how smart he is for reading a basic history of WWI. With that being said, I'm struggling to think of a time when she actually used her experience in history to advantage in a way that wasn't stealing someone else's thunder. The man is 90% just reciting rote off actual geniuses; it's as if a Shakespeare student went back in time to Elizabethan England and wrote down King Lear by memory.
>downright forced to
That's brainwashing and clearly not of her own will. Realistically speaking it makes absolutely no sense to acknowledge being X as a god, because something that is supremely more powerful than you in every way and can decide your fate at the drop of a hat IS a god; his 'faith' in human social structures operates essentially the same way - it's so big and so vast that you will be crushed if you fight against it and rewarded if you follow its strictures. The rational (not emotional!) thing to do is to follow its strictures, because the rewards are potentially many, while refusing to follow being X leads directly to problems for Tanya such as Lt. Mary Sue existing.
For one the launching of cannon is stupendously stupid, not least because operational headquarters during the first world war were no longer really concentrated near the frontlines without failsafes due to radio being a thing. Historically you had your operational headquarters concentrated because of difficulty of communication, but even by the Crimean War we see a dispersal of command begin. Decapitation strikes are always in the minds of commanders since it's the one way you can turn around a battle no matter the circumstance, and so people have tried to take precautions against just that whenever possible - the strongest bodyguards, a mobile command unit, and dispersed structures. More to the point, it's less that Tanya's strategies are bad and more that they rely heavily on the enemy being foolish, or else are lifted directly from history in a way that's the more specific equivalent of an isekai smartass introducing crop rotation.
Anonymous 09/26/20 (Sat) 05:45:10 No. 947
Been watching Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and I've been having a blast with it. I'm honestly surprised that
Kamina is dead. Though I'm getting a bit anxious because I want to get into Attack on Titan after finishing it, since the last season is getting released this year. Don't know exactly when though.
Anonymous 09/26/20 (Sat) 06:07:17 No. 950 >>945
ahhh Riko's too cute, I love her
Anyways, it came out in Japan it seems
Anonymous 09/26/20 (Sat) 06:42:44 No. 963
Attack on Titan always struck me as normie anime. That's a super biased opinion 'cause the one guy I know who's into it is a cringy gymbro who thinks he's into anime because he likes My Hero Academia and Death Note, but I've never watched it so I can't really say.
Anonymous 09/26/20 (Sat) 09:15:47 No. 985 >>963
Have you read the manga or are you going into the movie blind?
Anonymous 09/26/20 (Sat) 18:53:28 No. 990
I got the manga in Japanese but I’m not good enough yet to read it in any sort of timely manner. I feel like resorting to scanlations would be giving up, so I’m kinda stuck. I’ll probably go into the movie blind. I hadn’t read the manga when I watched the series either.