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Animation / Re: Violet Evergarden Appreciation Page
« Last post by Comrade Гангут on 2017-12-12 01:29:17 »

4th PV of Violet Evergarden
Best anime of all time
Anime will be saved
Humanity will be saved
KyoAni will free us from all the Imouto and Harem shits!!!

Maybe not harem, but I will bet you that it'll contain both an imouto and a love triange
Animation / Re: AOTY: A Look Back
« Last post by Z on 2017-12-12 01:28:11 »
2011: Gosick or Hanasaku Iroha
2012: Psycho-Pass or Chuunibyou S1
2013: Attack on Titan(It might be the first anime since the Death Note that even non-Otaku know about it if you consider FML as a 2003 anime), although my favorite are Hataraku Maou Sama and OreShura
2014: Silver Spoon or Shirobako
2015:Kyoukai no Rinne or I am
2016: Tawawa on Mondays( jk), Kuro Makuro or Schwarzesmarken
2017: Maid Dragon or Sakura Quest (Honorable mention to Houseki/Children of the Whale/Net-juu no susume)

Animation / Re: Violet Evergarden Appreciation Page
« Last post by Z on 2017-12-12 01:16:00 »

4th PV of Violet Evergarden
Best anime of all time
Anime will be saved
Humanity will be saved
KyoAni will free us from all the Imouto and Harem shits!!!
Spam / Re: Obligatory YouTube Thread
« Last post by BroadwayPrism on 2017-12-11 00:03:32 »
Animation / Re: Fall 2017 Anime Season - Discussion Thread
« Last post by tormaid on 2017-12-10 01:26:44 »
Stuff I really like:
Mahoutsukai no Yome: I watched the OVA series leading up to this and liked it a lot, so this was an obvious pick up. Thankfully it's two-cour, so I have time to catch up (I'm quite behind at this point).
Inuyashiki: The CGI is aweful, but this show is hecking LIT.
Net-juu no Susume: This one surprised me. It's genuinely adorable, and I'm enjoying the heck out of it.
Just Because!: I actually translated the first two episodes before dropping that project (not the show, though) because it was taking so much time--at least 40 hours for those alone. It's not a hard show to follow or anything, but the nuance and unspoken meaning behind a lot of lines is incredibly difficult to capture in English, and this turned out to be something I wasn't fully prepaired for. I highly recomend the show, however. Sentai's TL is not very good, but it shouldn't hurt your enjoyment.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou: I've only seen one episode so far, but I really apprecited the quiet skill with which it is excituted.
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau: This one I have mixed feelings about, because it does have some writing problems, but I'm genuinely invested in the plot at this point, and it's one of the few shows I stay caught up in. Check it out if you want something different.
Houseki no Kuni: This show is a masterpiece. You absolutely should watch it.

'S OK:
Juuni Taisen: Terrible writing, character designs, and pacing make this a show that I really shouldn't enjoy nearly as much as I do.
Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World: The season's biggest dissapointment by far. Lerche just isn't doing the source matterial justice. Watch if you haven't seen the old anime, otherwise, you should probably just go do that now instead of picking this up.
Blend S: A dumb workplace comedy. I enjoy it, though.
Fate/Apocrypha: I'm way behind but still watching this for the sakuga and the memes.

Black Clover: Dumb-as-shit shounen. Dropped.

There's other stuff I should watch, but it's late enough in the season that I'm unlikely to pick anything else up. Looking forward to winter!
Animation / Re: The Best of Haruhi Dance Parodies
« Last post by Z on 2017-12-08 16:53:04 »
I love the prison one!!
That being said, nothing better than the original

I love that back in the day Aya!!!
Animation / Re: Happy Birthday to Minase Inori
« Last post by Comrade Гангут on 2017-12-05 16:51:43 »
Animation / Re: The reason I am watching Blend S
« Last post by Comrade Гангут on 2017-12-05 16:47:20 »
That said, I did kinda want to watch it because she looks just like Ririchiyo from Inu X Boku (complete with having an inappropriately older foreign g­f ORZ) and I really liked how Ririchiyo actually was kind of horrible without really meaning to be, and then I guess this girl has to pretend to be super mean to people even though it's hard for her? It's an interesting reversal. I never did get around to actually watching it but maybe I will sometime.

Just about every character is a clone of some other popular character, yet having them all interact with each other brings something new to the table (no pun intended), especially with the self-awareness that the staff are merely "playing a character," and creates a mood that actually feels somewhat unique whole despite the blatant imitation of its parts.

блять, did I just defend cultural syncretism?  Mother Russia isn't going to like this...
Spam / Re: Overwatch Thread
« Last post by 13thMuse on 2017-12-05 00:31:39 »
Bringing this back cause more people play this now.

PC and console cannot play together unfortunately, so it's worth mentioning which one you use. I'm a PC player; all my console attempts have been hilariously bad.

Also I main Rein and Mercy now, with D.Va and Lucio as seconds if/when there's already a tank/healer. I can play Soldier 76 and Reaper a tiny little bit but mostly I'm super inexperienced with attack heroes cause that's all anyone else ever wants to play lol.

Lastly, any commentary on the new heroes? I like Doomfist's character design but he's super annoying to play (cause of all the bugs) and play against (cause he's super strong anyway??). Also I think they added Moira to Comp wayy too soon; she still feels so unbalanced and not really integrated into the meta yet.
INtellectual Exploration / Re: Translation stuff
« Last post by 13thMuse on 2017-12-05 00:22:57 »
Thanks for posting those PVs!

And I know I'm super late on this but I wanted to reply a bit to sarawr:
This whole thing is really fascinating from a linguistic perspective, and I don't think there are a lot of wrong choices necessarily, but some things that sound wrong to different groups of people. Sometimes the Japanese pronunciation of borrowed English words can sound a little cringy to us, and there are some fully "Engrish" songs I could never bring myself to sing. :/ If you can do it without messing up the rhythm I think it's totally fine to use the English pronunciation, and I've noticed some bilingual artists do that as a way to show off their fluency.

But like Tormaid said, there are loaner words that are used in daily speech ("rirakkusu" means relax, etc.) and some of them can be used very differently from their original English meaning. Some examples: "mai peesu" (my pace) means doing things at your own pace; 'Kare wa mai peesu sugiru," meaning "He's too 'my pace,'" is a correct statement in Japanese even though it isn't in English. Also "saakuru" (circle) means school club, and "kurabu" (club) actually refers to a nightclub most of the time. "Nansensu" (nonsense) can refer to a popular fiction genre of the early 1900's. This is a bit profane, so sorry in advance, but
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So tl;dr sometimes changing the word back to English is inaccurate because it's the Japanese meaning of the English word that's being used, so that's something to be aware of when thinking about this. I doubt words like "emotionography" or "snowhalation" have a long history in Japanese though, so for many pop songs either pronunciation should be fine with just a few exceptions. I guess ultimately you can do whatever you want, but it's always good to know why you're doing it!
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