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03-02-13, 10:02 PM Edited 03-08-13, 12:21 AM

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Soundtrack | 04-12-14, 7:24 AM
tried to post on your last.fm but the shout wasn't going through for some reason. you should check out this documentary called Mistaken for Strangers; I think you'd like it since you like The National (and it's about The National lol).

Kaioshin_Sama | 04-11-14, 10:38 PM
I just saw that Ping Pong show Masaaki Yuasa actually, probably the most visually interesting thing I've seen out of anime since Lupin III Mine no Fujiko. It's these kinds of things that fascinate me too because they deviate from the norm while still being interesting, the latter being something that I just do see in a lot of the popular stuff much of MAL seems to feel is unique like the Monogatari series. I don't get the sense he's mainly in it for the money like an Akiyuki Shinbo either who I see as a pretender when it comes to being artistically creative. He might have his own style, but at the end of the day pretty much everything he's ever produced falls within the sphere of typical otaku pandering crap. At least to me. Some of it is entertaining, but I guess I don't see the whole big deal or how it's defining in any way other than being popular the same way a Satoshi Kon, Watanabe, Dezaki, Miyazaki or heck even Imaishi.

Kaioshin_Sama | 04-10-14, 9:15 PM
I think we see kind of eye to eye on the whole sales thing. I know what you mean to say by people being complacent, essentially it's like how can people just be so okay with what looks like a really unhealthy industry that save for a few bigger older studios (Your I.G's, Sunrises and Toei's that are too big to fail and can thus just target all kinds of demographics) seems to be keeping itself afloat by pandering almost exclusively to one demographic and set of interests. How do people be okay with just celebrating the successes of the same IMO soulless stuff over and over again? It's kind of hard for me to understand and for a while I was starting to think I was the only one that is kind of alarmed by the trends I'm seeing but as recently as this season it seems others are kind of starting to ask the same questions more and more, namely is what is considered to be good quality anime or the status quo actually all that good and is it sustainable?

It feels like eventually the industry is going to need to take a good hard look in the mirror, and I don't mean just retreating ever further into it's shell of making shows based on Light Novels that are about fans for fans and trying to sell and ideal back to them, but at whether they're really accomplishing anything as an artform and telling worthwhile stories. I mean there must be some other way for this industry to be successful and still fun for the average person not necessarily interested in the latest Hikkikomori power fantasy or cute girls doing cute things or whatever.

At the same time I really can't blame the fans themselves because they're just buying what they like. Rather I blame certain elements in the industry which just refuse to find a way to appeal to more than fringe obsessive demographics with something other than Light Novels. Lately I've been a huge critic of Aniplex in particular for some of their practices involving over promising on upcoming anime, overcharging for media outside of Japan like they expect people to put up with the Japanese markets premium pricing schemes and just in the end kind of putting out crappy aimless pandering show after another while trying to use specific popular names and sources to market there shows rather than just finding the right team that will make them plain old fashioned good. I kind of wonder whatever happened to just making plain old fashioned good shows with interesting characters and story lines, but anyone this post is running on too long. Point is while I don't think it's ultimately fair to criticize the Japanese fanbase for buying what it likes I do have to wonder what exactly is going on over there these days and why the people buying anime (and to some extent those that choose not to buy a show) seem so overwhelmingly shallow.

ridojiri | 03-27-14, 10:05 PM
I seed everything forever, and dont worry too much if what im downloading doesnt have seeds (because ill be one of the only peers to download from if someone else does)
also download the freeleech stuff and keep them seeded, you can get a couple of GB doing that. and if youre desperate, go on the #karagarga channel, be friendly, and ask one of the ultra users. they will oblige with bonus.

Soundtrack | 03-23-14, 9:47 PM
Just PM your email and I'll get you squared away. So I've heard! I've hardly even scratched the surface in terms of the most beloved KyoAni series. Clannad is on deck for me too.

Soundtrack | 03-23-14, 1:24 PM
Quite a few albums actually, I count 6 on jpopsuki. Do you have an account? I can hook you up with an invite if you want. Unfortunately it's not on my list because I haven't seen it :( After I'm done with this season and K-ON, I'll go for it, promise.

Soundtrack | 03-19-14, 9:18 PM
Yeah, he's one of those producers that randomly releases stuff on like any given streaming site (soundcloud, youtube, nico nico, etc). I'm sure you've already listened to all of the Aliced Twilightz discog. His Soundcloud has tons of lesser known gems if you haven't checked that out already. I'm probably not the best resource though, better ask Tanner lol.

Soundtrack | 03-17-14, 8:58 AM
KTG the god.

MellowJello | 02-24-14, 3:22 AM
By some fated encounter, I ran into your Oreshura review.

It was amazing.

superzarop | 02-15-14, 5:18 AM
I'm glad we cleared that up. I really don't deserve to be called a mega hipster haha, just look at the horde of pleb shows I've rated highly (TTGL, Madoka, F/Z).

Good shows are wearing thin indeed. I'm careful about watching old shows though, as the good ones will run out one day and I'll have nothing of worth to watch except the few golden needles in the haystack of new shows. Hopefully the anime industry will flourish before the good old shows run out ^^

As for your PTW list, you should probably scratch the likes of Afro Samurai and FF Advent Children already. Your top priority should be Guilty Crown man, I guarantee it'll be time well spent.

superzarop | 02-14-14, 5:19 AM
No problems, my comment did somewhat make me look like an ass.

As for Sturgeon's law, that's something I came up with after I adopted my scoring system in order to give my system more creds yo(your OreShura review is beautiful). I don't like MAL's recommendations for each score because I'm such a hipster, so I went with something different. Scoring systems are subjective anyway; so any score that you or I give to a show is pointless unless it is compared to another show, or the average score for all shows, that you or I rated. Of course I don't hate most shows I watch; anything I rate over 4 is much above average, just like how anything you rate over 6 is above average.

The best thing with my system is that instead of deciding between a 1 to 5 for a show that I don't like, I only need to decide between 1 or 2. More scores are left for the shows I enjoy and evaluate more. It's easier for others to get a grasp of my taste when they can see clearer how I rate good shows rather than bad ones.

Also, when I said I don't hate most shows I watch, that's a lie. I'm finding it more and more difficult to find an actually good show nowadays.

superzarop | 02-13-14, 11:13 PM
Sorry if you took offense to that, you seem to take things really seriously. :/ I was along the lines of complimenting your superior taste. Also, why have you left Aria unrated?

superzarop | 02-13-14, 5:29 AM
Hey man, exchange Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu with Aria and you'll have the perfect elitist favorites list!

Sylveon | 01-23-14, 11:29 AM
You need to watch Badlands sometime. It's widely regarded as Malick's best film.

Also bow @ Stalker being your #1.

Sylveon | 01-14-14, 2:21 PM
Glad you loved The Tree of Life as well!

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