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Let's talk Oregairu おたく 12/01/2020 (Tue) 13:35:32 No. 5558 [Reply]
Yesterday I finished watching season 3, and I haven't been able to put it out of my mind since. I don't like that, it's just a high school romantic comedy after all. Hopefully writing a few lines about it will make that go away. They really surprised my by committing to a definite conclusion. The way the story resolved, the way the love triangle resolved, was not unexpected in my opinion - what we got was what the story had been building up to, what had been telegraphed from the beginning. But given the ambiguous endings of the previous seasons and the often bittersweet conclusion to minor arcs, I didn't think they would play it completely straight in the end. Fully expected them to either leave the matter unresolved again, or end with everyone-losing-but-growing-from-the-experience. But they stuck the landing, and for all intents and purposes the story has concluded, the curtain has dropped. This too was made clear before the actual finale of course, with the repeated references to endings and conclusions in the dialogue, but that doesn't sink in until it has happened. Maybe that's what's irking me - I've gone a couple of years living with this as something that promised to be forever unresolved, and now I'm faced with abrupt closure. I didn't want it to ever be really over. Still, I have a gripe. Call it team-Yui sour grapes if you want. Story-wise, the love triangle obviously resolved as it "should" have, if it was to have any positive resolution at all. No need to go into the details of why that is, a blind man can see it. But it leaves a taste that's not just bittersweet but straight up bitter. What the story builds to is an unironic Hiki-Yukinon power couple. The culmination of their on-screen relationship consists of them coming together to do event management, which had become a bit of a repeating trope in the latter half of the series. The girlboss of the wealthy family wins, and acquires an utterly loyal and at least moderately competent future husband who will help her take over and run the family empire. We are expected to have sympathy for the rich girl; how terrible it is for her to be burdened with all these expectations and these exacting family members, and how much of a savior her future husband proves to be... Frankly I don't like it, and I don't have as much sympathy as the story would want me to. Fuck the rich and their problems. This in contrast to the loser of the equation, the normie girl from a normie family whose demand / offer for a relationship was to normalize and domesticate Hiki (expressed explicitly as a list of wishes). Now on the one hand you can take this latter option, the demand to become essentially another, more normal person, as a betrayal of the "genuine" Hiki, asking him to live a lie. Yet, more so in season one than later, it is left unclear to what extent the weirdness and creepiness is what's genuine, or if it's learned / feigned to accommodate the loner existence. Maybe the relationship that won out really was the more unhealthy and less wholesome one, setting the protagonist up for a ruinous life of plots, schemes and hard work, in stead of a healthy family life. Some scattered other observations. There was an obvious tonal and art shift after seasons one. We went from a (only marginally) romantic comedy, to a romantic drama with only occasional humorous interludes. I can't say it works perfectly, it's too noticeable for that, but it does work. Baited by the comedy, it leaves you trapped being invested in the characters once it moves to drama. Good job, show, you caught me. One thing I can't figure out, something that I've seen in other shows too. Where are all the parents? There is not a single father in the entirety of the show iirc, or any other male authority figure for that matter. The only parents we do see are the mothers for the two legs of the love triangle, appropriately contrasted: one wholesome and supportive, the other essentially antagonistic and even sinister. For the protagonist, we see neither. I would appreciate it if someone could give a deeper interpretation here, beyond the observation that it is a reflection (or god forbid normalization) of the toxic Japanese corporate culture requiring workers to stay late. If there is an essay-length look at this I would love to read it. /rant
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>>5613 I sometimes enjoy that, but few anime or media in general allow there to be catharsis with their negativity.
MC is just like me.
>>5621 >le obvious condescension ok sagefag
Fucking obsessed.
>>5691 >nooooo you can't think about a work of fiction for any more time than it takes to consooom it >you can only consooom product and then excited for next product and you can't even sage right fuck you

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おたく 06/30/2020 (Tue) 22:06:03 No. 55 [Reply]
Jojo
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>>5347 SpeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedWaaGOAnnnnnnnnnn.
>>5347 The old dude
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People Ruin Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFLPxn1kBl0 100 Hamon keks to be had. Good comp of this autism TBH
>55th Poster On /anime/ Jojos are quick to the reply button
>>5622 *Bane voice* "Of course"

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The Tsundere Question おたく 05/08/2020 (Fri) 06:56:31 No. 889 [Reply]
Why are tsunderes so cute? In real life they would be annoying as hell, but I just can't get enough of them in anime.
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>>889 Because embarrassment is endearing to look at from moe girls.
>>895 >implying Vegeta isn't a prick
All the anons on this board are tsundere.
>>5602 No wonder why they are so insufferable.
>>889 >In real life they would be annoying as hell *hot

Rising of the shield hero おたく 10/05/2020 (Mon) 19:51:43 No. 3897 [Reply]
Is it just Ayn Rand for weebs or is there a redeemable message in it?
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>>3919 Thank you youtubers for giving birth to thousands of pseuds like this that MUST apply their surface-level knowledge of political theory to all media they consoom.
>>3977 Political analysis of media is something everyone does, whether it is correct is another matter, but that's why this is a thread and not a thesis paper; people write out what they think and discuss. If you're not interested, DON'T READ IT. It's not that hard to hide a post and ignore it. <Muh youtubers People have and did do this on /a/ long before weeb youtubers were even a thing.
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Pic is me TBH, It's also basically the theme of Shield Hero's beginning (internalized).
>>3897 Way too edgy in some ways, not edgy enough in others

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Comrade 05/19/2016 (Thu) 17:30:52 No. 4432 [Reply] [Last]
So what animu does Bunkerchan like?

I really love any anime that has something to do with uchuu!
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Recently rewatched Tokyo magnitude 8.0, really solid, giving it a shoutout. Bit sappy at times but I eat that shit up if done right. If I had to pick one I like most it would be Hyouka. Lots of better animes out there but I just really like this one, it's like a warm blanket to me.
>>5478 holy shit, pure autism
I'm really enjoying Baki the Grappler right now. I'm only 12 episodes in. But I still don't understand why Baki's mom french kissed him.
>>5578 I had to stop around that point because it got too retarded for me.

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"Tomboy" has been robbed of its meaning. おたく 09/07/2020 (Mon) 11:08:56 No. 2731 [Reply]
When I was a wee lad I read Katawa Shoujo and ended up really liking Emi. She hit all the right spots for me personality wise. I finished her route with the impression that she was supposed to be the token tomboy among the main girls. To my astonishment, when I went on the Katawa Shoujo forum I found out that other people did not consider her a tomboy. How? She's the athletic, bold, energetic girl who likes to play rough. Did I not just describe a tomboy? Is it because she doesn't "look" like a tomboy? Ridiculous. It was as if at some point I had been transported to bizarro world where the word tomboy had been hijacked by pathetic fetishists who now tied the word tomboy to physical appearance. As the years went by I found myself highly attracted to 2D girls with varying types of what are culturally seen as masculine qualities. Like the aforementioned athletic, bold, energetic, likes to play rough but also aggressive, assertive, emotionally reserved, brash, vulgar, messy, short-tempered, rhetorical, analytical, philosophical, gluttonous, as lustful as a man and so on. In other words, women who behave like the worst and best of male cultural stereotypes. Do they "look" like tomboys? Some do. But even then I have nothing in common with the pathetic fetishists, the most egregious and possibly loudest of which circlejerk over 2D girls who only "look" like tomboys and otherwise do not deviate much from the assumed average girl who on top of that unironically fantasize about turning said "tomboy" into a traditional 1950s cooking, breeding and raising servant (read: wife). Don't believe me? Give a definition for the word tomboy. Then objectively think of all the fictional girls who come to your mind that fit that definition. How many have you never thought of as tomboys? It's not just the word tomboy that is being systematically destroyed by pathetic fetishists. The word gyaru did not simply refer to physical appearance alone, but a whole subculture. To be a gyaru it's not enough to dress the part, you also have to act the part else you're a poser right? That's how subcultures work. Gals are stereotypically vain, airheaded, trendy, extroverted, socially intelligent, gold diggers, Americaboos and so on. Today? Shy gyaru. Awkward gyaru. Recluse gyaru. Tomboy gyaru. Normal girl gyaru. Otaku gyaru. Of course a character turning out to be different from expectation is funny on the occasion, but when every gyaru is effectively a poser gyaru that's when you start getting mad. Hell, I've seen people start calling characters "gyaru" for simply having a shallow physical resemblance to gals (makeup, dark skin, blonde or pink hair, etc.) which is the very height of this fetish madness. As the capitalist world crumbles, as escapism rapidly turns into fetishism, as words become nothing more than visual pornographic descriptors, voices like mine will remain to scream and shout at the dying light.
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oh no that sucks
>>5003 It does indeed
>>2731 Speaking of Gyaru, thread >>648
>>2752 No, she is just extroverted and unaware of her surroundings. Tard confidence/charm if you will
>>2767 No way

Treatment of Animators bear 05/28/2020 (Thu) 00:52:54 No. 626 [Reply] [Last]
Discussion of the way that Animators are treated in the Anime industry. Firstly. why are animators treated like shit? Why don't they try forming unions? You're thoughts on this whole Animator Dormitory project? How can the West (I'm assuming that most of Bunkerchan is yankees and eurofags) help?
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>>5501 Makes sense TBH >>5499 >unbelievably bad worker culture Comes from a historical culture of class-collaboration and hierarchy worship as well as autistic adherence to rules.
>>5499 Didn't the USSR also have this high of a rate of conviction?
>>3211 Can anyone actually claim that Crunchyroll, for all the problems it has, hasn't done more for animation workers than the prior unfavorable situation of rampant piracy? The Japanese companies had even said that piracy was one of the main problems that were detrimental for the industry?
>>5516 nah, piracy is pretty much a non-issue for the anime industry because most of their revenue is from being paid ads for books and selling crappy dvds/bds, which only people who really want to support the medium bought, since they're very expensive. crunchyroll just kinda colonized the fansub culture and raised some revenue out of it, but it's still afaik quite negligible in the scheme of things; netflix might be more relevant, given they actually have capital to invest
>>5516 No, not really. Crunchyroll exploits workers as much as any other company. >muh piracy Piracy has NO impact. Why? Because they're given a set wage for the work they've done. Whether or not sales go well has no impact on their wages as the profits (and losses) go directly to the companies and owners. It's why Mangaka are functionally better off, given that they do get Royalties off of a product, while animators typically do not, as anime royalties go directly to the company and "trickle down". >Japanese Companies said Japan is a well organized place and all, but their bureaucrats are largely scumbags, they don't like losing profits but that alone won't appeal to people's sense of justice. >>5515 No. It's just when you have a population reaching into the hundreds of millions, the number of criminals will still be higher in number. Proportionally the ratio is much smaller compared to Japan or the USA. Moreover the Soviet system didn't tend to have long prison terms, so a conviction had less impact typically and even then, a formal conviction would be given but informally waived with a warning for minor transgressions like hooliganism and other stuff.

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Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate Thread Anonymous Comrade 04/13/2020 (Mon) 17:33:56 No. 3296 [Reply] [Last]
These two are supposed to be the Citizen Kane of anime, everyone loves them, yet they are such fucking garbage, literal trash, why are they so fucking bad holy shit. And I watched it when I was a kid and even then I HATED it, I had a friend who also watched DBZ and he hated it too, even we who were just two little dumbass kids could recognize how shit this cartoon was. And dont get me started on Super. Naruto is just as bad if not worse, they somehow contradict their own message every god damn time, and have a little privileged retarded kid as the main character who was born with le epic god powers, and never works a day in his life to achieve anything, its all just handed to him
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>>3308 >akugou is also a bad rip-off of Sasuke I take this back and instead replace it with him being more like Vegeta.
All shounen is shit.
>>4246 >Saging this opinion in a thread dedicated to it Fucking why tho, lol
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>>3312 >It is absolute Kino. And better than OG DB+DBZ combined. DBS is awesome every arc. Is it? I haven't watched it and the last time I watched DBZ was in the early 2000s when its run ended in my shitty latam country. What makes Super so much better than the original?

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おたく 11/28/2020 (Sat) 11:00:48 No. 5465 [Reply]
ITT we post good art styles
>>5465 >*ironic image* kek what a pig-snout

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THIGH HIGHS Anonymous 10/13/2020 (Tue) 21:20:39 No. 4125 [Reply]
Comrades! To be a true revolutionary, one must realize that the height of your socks should be as high as the red banner you wish to uphold! What are you waiting for?
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>>4130 Coward
>>4130 BASED
>>4139 >We're not fascists. did you read femdom instead of femboy
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>>5467 What cringe >>5464 >femdom is fascist <fascists are obsessed with dominating and subjugating women to their will and having gay love. <Nazis were full of transvestites and other fags. Nah I have it right.

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