>there's YT channels entirely dedicated to anime reviews
>not just anime or manga reviews but individual episodes
Who watches this crap?
The rest of the internet is pretty scarey, honestly.
Some of those channels have enough views and subscribers that they can be monetized and the owner profits from them
I admit my powerlevel isn't that high at all. I've probably only watched ~150-200 series but watching something based on a review is just stupid.
By director, by animation studio, by VA, by source-material authors, by lewd doujins, by soundtracks, by reading the source material. I'll never understand the concept of anime reviews; "let's watch to see if my opinion is vindicated/validated by others"
>but individual episodes
This would make shitposting an anime easier, just watch the review then go to /a/ to shitpost.
Or it would be easier to be on context than the anime-in-120-seconds webms.
Probably the same retards that watch people streaming video games instead of just playing the games themselves. Something is seriously wrong with these kinds of people.
How can you be so lazy that you can't even play a game or watch a show by yourself? You need other people to do leisurely activities for you.
I fear for the future.
>Those minute-by-minute live review videos of someone sitting in their chair for 24 goddamn minutes
>summary of episode
>call it a "review"
Honestly, is there a single good review channel for Anime/Manga? I follow quite a bit for movies, novels and vidya but I have yet to see something remotely good for Anime/Manga.
>recalls the days were I'd look up Top Ten X in anime on youtube or "Full Anime Episodes"
Back in my day I didn't have Horriblesubs, I had to get my anime in 3 parts on youtube.
Sometimes I consider writing essays about manga I like, but then I remember I wouldn't have anywhere to post them.
It's hard to write about this stuff when you don't know Japanese, anyway. You can't really speak to influences or even specific authors' histories a lot of the time.
I don't know, GoatJesus?
He's pretty young though (only 19 I think), so he doesn't always have the best experience in what he's talking about. At least he actually talks about shows based on their thematical elements and weaknesses from a storytelling perspective, which is something I wouldn't see in most reviewers.
On the other hand, he liked FMA 2003, and I don't know how to respond to that. At least, I think he liked it.
Why not? It's what film critics do.
Like Gene Siskel always said, what's important isn't whether the movie as an action movie is one that wins awards. What matters is if the action movie knows how to be a good action movies.
I'd be down for watching something if the content is actually good and I respect the person's opinion. But honestly, the only thing remotely close to that I watch is TB for vidya occasionally if I want to find out what a game is about.
Every anime related channel I've seen is absolute horseshit, run by people with the anime experience of /r/anime and MAL.
Just a reminder that one of the most beloved reviewers passed away a year ago.
Depends on the manga. In general, though, I'd focus more on meaning and narrative value, rather than things like art style and technical details. As far as I know, good English-language manga criticism is nonexistent, so it would be fun to fill that niche.
Of course, I probably don't have anything especially valuable to say.
So how come you wanna write this stuff anyway? Anime journalism is probably easy to get into anyway dude. You can probably look up sites to write for even if they pay you only a bit.
He seems like /a/ incarnate
(Disregarding the loli video, that was just a complete mess)
I was of the opinion that those who watch reviews are either individuals who can't form their own opinion and perception of a work, and therefore seek reviewers to spoonfeed them one, or are looking for validation of their own opinions because they feel unsure about them.
Fairly sure he made a video saying that lolis didn't cause any harm to anyone, but should not exists because:
IIRC, he seemed to jump from each side, ending up on the lolis r bad because morals viewpoint.
If you've watched a few of his other videos, you can see why this conclusion generally goes against what a reasonable person would have expected.
That's mostly correct. I personally watch TB as I said, to view an opinion I trust on whether a product is off good quality or not. I don't adopt his opinion on whether X game is good or not, because our tastes defer.
Most people don't use reviews like that though, sadly.
Holy shit how new are you? This and the waifu video exploded when they came out.
Long story short he did a video on how lolis being bad (I can't remember exactly, watch it for yourself) and then claim that his video was shit.
At least he left it up compared to some other bitch.
Still the king.
Well, that's a rather simplistic way of putting it.
I mean it's not wrong that some people are indeed that way, but it's just as true that there are plenty of people that like to see how the other person perceives a creative work.
Also like >>121663270 said, seeing another person's video on a game, even if you don't agree with their opinion, can give you an idea as to what the game is like and if it'd be worth spending your money is, because being informed as to how a game is makes you a more intelligent consumer.
He's right though, loli is morally wrong and I can't wait for it to be completely illegal within the next 20 years. The majority of the civilized world governed by intelligent, rational non politically backward places are already working towards this goal.
The only people who complain are pedos and they can all die for all I care.
I think you should learn the definition of loli. There is nothing wrong with having young girls on screen.
Governments are banning/banned child pornography, including for most countries 2D pornography.
By the way:
>loli is morally wrong
That is not English.
He is clearly fine with anything post-pubescent of any body type and he clearly loves loli characters being cute, just not being cummed inside. What's the big deal if someone is personally uninterested in little kids?
This topic isn't anime.
> I follow quite a bit for movies, novels and vidya
People like you who can't form their own opinion or live without having someone validate their opinion for 20 minutes make me sick.
Please consider killing yourself and making both youtube and the world a better place.
I just don't understand how anyone would be willing to broadcast their autism like that? I mean, I can understand the mentality of not caring about what others think of you, even if it is childish, but if you're purposely making videos that take three or four times longer to watch than it takes to read the chapter, and it's full of bullshit like that, there's just no reasonable explanation.
There's never going to be a S&E of anime. Those two went to film school, they extensively studied film as an artform, they understood why some things work in films and others don't. And even then the two had very different tastes (Ebert liked Tomb Raider after all).
That's just Restuprae
I don't watch any videos, but I'll sometimes read a review on THEM anime or the Nihon Review. I'll usually do this after I watched the show.
It's nice to get a different perspective and look at things a different way when watching a show again, not that it really influences my opinion. For example, I've seen CotS/BotS 7 or 8 times and no complaint in a review I've read of it has any valid point in my opinion.
Seriously, in the past week or so it seems like there's been a huge influx of people just generally posting shit and acting like they're fresh off the boat. Capitalization, abbreviations like "IMO", and of course the pushback when told those are the wrong things to say here.
I mean, did something happen? Was there a big post on reddit or tumblr that brought people here? Was it something on another board?
But Retsu is good, it's the only game related content I can watch on youtube if I feel like doing so.
This whole thread is full of fucking /v/ anyway, I'm still waiting for it to be deleted since 50 posts ago.
>indecipherable text (example: "lol u tk him 2da bar|?")
This may be 4chan, but there are some standards. Kill yourself.
I only wish that the mods would accept the interpretation of >>>/global/rules/13 that says using a tripcode/name as one would use a username on other websites like reddit, tumblr, forums, etc. is essentially attaching a signature to all of your posts, which would violate rule 13. With moot gone, you can't just email them and ask for a comment on it, since they never reply to the Feedback thing.
It's still something video game related, and two people being able to say it pretty much simultaneously just shows /v/ is afoot.
Also, yeah, sage.
except not capitalizing a letter is not indecipherable text you mouth breathing autist. the only thing you get for adding punctuation is wasted wpm and goodboy points for your chicken tendies.
Get a load of this newfag. Do you not realize moot himself posted without capitalization but normal grammar forever? He did it on IM, IRC and 4chan also.
God I can't stand all these newshits who wanna force their shit on the site.
I can't tell if that's a kebab, chav, cholo, or what. Whatever it is, it's disgusting.
>i watched tokyo ghoul's ed a couple times and now this guy won't stop showing up. holy shit this is disgusting
I guess that's what you get for having shit taste.
>But I don't go to /v/, I enjoy videogames.
That's /v/ enough.