What is the edgiest anime of all time, and why is it Blood-C?
What is the edgiest manga?
Blood-C was too goofy and hideously poor in its execution to be the edgiest, but I can't off the top of my head think of something edgier. Mnemosyne, I guess, but it's pretty silly as well, and way more deliberate about it.
>The villain just wanted to make Saya new food and bone her.
I can't blame the Extras for being stupid since they were lied to about their own protection against the Elder Bairns.
For manga, Yakushoku Distpiari - Gesellschaft Blume is doing pretty well at trying to be as edgy as possible.
Oregairu is definitely more "edgy", it's meant for edgy teens with dissatisfying school lives so they can self-insert as the edgy MC and feel better about themselves. Blood-C is just very violent to the point it's campy.
This would have been my contender before that time traveling rapist thing got posted repeatedly a few days ago, and now >>123265822 is rapidly climbing the ranks as I read it.
Edgy stuff always seems more comedic than serious to me.
I have no prior context to this series or this show but I felt nauseous watching the lion scene with the villains and the rabbits invading the town scene.
I suppose the edgiest would be Hellsing, although I do enjoy the little implications of larger organizations at times.
Yeah, but those things really happened - or happened to real people, so it's not a product of an edgy mind.
Nowadays, when /a/ says something is edgy it usually means that cute girls die unnecessarily.
Or something that looks like it'll be popular with death metalfags.
Edgy means unnecessarily dark. You can have dark themes and elements in a good story.
However, when they are thrown in just to seem serious or mature, that's edgy.
Akame ga Kill is edgy as fuck.
Darker than Black is not edgy, it has serious themes.
At some point how edgy a manga is starts to depend on how gratuitous the murder-rape is.
Most people wouldn't consider a realistic war manga featuring rape and murder as edgy as a manga where a guy decides to rape and murder all of his female classmates for funsies.
Dark = Edgy
That's how humans see it because Dark = Evil an Light and Sunshines with no edge = Good.
It's just mankind trying to continue the eternal battle between Good vs Evil.
>those weird seal zombies
>zombies combine into giant baby
>Bokor does weird shit
>zombie kid kicks ass with a knife
I don't think the author knows where he's going with this anymore.
The best part about the whole thing is how all Ayana wants to do originally is spread misery, before things go completely and utterly to shit.
Somebody should make a side story spinoff where the chance at returning everything to normal isn't missed. I'd buy it.
That's just what it's called when an audience appreciates a work based on how much they think it would upset somebody else. It's meant in reference to the edge of acceptability and pushing of boundaries but it has never worked out that way.
>Edgy means unnecessarily dark. You can have dark themes and elements in a good story.
>However, when they are thrown in just to seem serious or mature, that's edgy.
Although I should point out that edgy isn't inherently bad. Mnemosyne was already mentioned and it's edgy as fuck, and there's stuff like Black Lagoon that fits neatly in the category as well, but they're edgy for purely sensational purposes. They're pulpy, or analogous to exploitation films.
On the other hand you have shit like Gantz, SnK, and Blood-C try to be Seriously Edgy, which is universally shit.
No, if the dark elements serve a good purpose in the story, then it's just serious.
TRYING to be dark just so that people will post attention to the story because they might not otherwise is edgy. There was no need to have that family get raped on their dad's grave by a clown. That was unnecessary and the author was obviously being a tryhard.
>No it doesn't. The definition of "edgy" is pretty much the same as "avant garde".
No it fucking isn't, learn to understand what people mean, not what you want the people to mean. The etymology of a word is not what it means, it is what it *used* to mean. Edgy in this context is what it is, and it is not fucking "avant garde", Jesus Christ.
So we're talking about shitposters' definition of "edgy", got it.
Then it doesn't matter what it means, it's just a meaningless buzzword for people who can't give proper arguments.
While edgy doesn't necessarily have dark connotations whenever I see/hear it used it generally has at least somewhat aggressive connotations. Comparatively nice things are generally "cutting edge" or "experimental" or even just "weird" before they're edgy.
It really didn't serve a purpose at all, not to mention the family and father in question was an important subordinate under one of the most powerful military leaders in akame ga kill. What kind of a fucking stupid ass person would make trouble for that. I'm glad that glorious winged faggot roasted his bones
I've never seen it used that way outside 4chan(unless you count sites like Reddit which are pretty much the same as this place anyway). If you've ever read any kind of magazine/paper, it's still being used in its original context.
No, you're fucking retarded. It has a sense. It is possible to misuse it. It is gratuitous dark elements, often for the sake of being "cool," and usually impossible to take seriously and coming at the expense of other story elements.
Well, people tend to dislike things that are tryhard and the very concept of edgy things is very tryhard no matter what they are doing or explaining. It's a constant self gratification and confirmation of the things those with inflated egos do.
I am literally the son of Satan and I am far superior to any of you, that kind of shit, going against the flow just for the sake of trying to be cool.
Chuuni as fuck.
There is stuff that can accurately be derided as being 'edgy.' But it's mostly used as an excuse to not provide an actual argument or to bait reactions.
Really, there's no point in using 'edgy' because for most legitimately 'edgy' things, you could just give a direct example instead of using memewords.
I think it's the try hard feel of it. They lack self awareness. The darkness doesn't feel authentic, just immature.
Also, most "edgy" media I've seen have an over reliance on shock value, protagonist-centric morality, and society being mostly okay with obviously evil people doing obviously evil things. There's an unwarranted level of cynicism, and everyone's actively a bastard for no real discernibly good reason.
Hard to misuse word that's already being misused, but I do get that this new definition of the term is "anything dark I don't like". Much like anything without action scenes = slice of life/moeshit.
It's actually not, and if you didn't have the IQ of a third worlder you would realize that explaining why you think something is so, is far more productive and makes more logical sense than to simply state something.
>makes friends and fools them just to kill them and level up
>befriends girl, let her fight for him, lets her fall in love with him, fucks her, tells her he'll marry her, lets her get injured, tells her all of it was a lie, makes her cry, and then chops her head off to power up
edgiest bullshit fucking ever. I can just picture the chuuni fuck writing this piece of shit thinking he's making something unique or transgressive.
Explaining why you think something is as such is actually completely different than just spewing out a bullshit statement that you probably just heard somewhere else and haven't even put an actual, literal full minute of thought into, because not only does it help reinforce your own beliefs on the subject, it allows other people to understand why you see it that way.
Slice of life isn't a synonym for moeshit. Slice of life is a genre, and the term has no connotations.
> the IQ of a third worlder
M8, India and China (if you still count China) are much smarter than I am.
> explaining why you think something is so, is far more productive and makes more logical sense than to simply state something.
So no one should ever use adjectives to describe something and should use examples instead?
We're explicitly talking about an example where the term is being used correctly, in which case it gives no extra information to describe it, except maybe if you're talking to someone who hasn't seen the series and doesn't trust your opinion, but that's true of any opinion you might have.
It's supposed to refer to a work which acts out as though it's themes of, say, relentless gore, angst, depression, and so on, make it unique and powerful, but only serve to make it look puerile or childish instead. Like a frustrated teenager writing poetry about flies.
See also Hard Boiled. It's similar.
Learn to read into context, the context of the posts were clearly talking about explaining a term, not using adjectives to add detail. What you just did is called a straw man argument.
Now THAT'S a straw man. It was never specified that we were talking about convincing someone about my opinion, much less doing it with only the word "edgy." We were talking about the word being used as a descriptor, and whether it should be used in circumstances where it applied or should be replaced by examples instead.
Since it's an internet buzzword at this point I believe it would be conclusive that being replaced by examples is the only real route you should take if you are legitimately trying. This clearly doesn't apply if you're a mememaster.
I think it kind of depends on the circumstances. For example if I were to link a video to a friend and described it as cringeworthy or cringey he'd understand that I mean it caused me to feel second hand embarrassment and was hard to watch.
The word edgy is different though because it's much more up for interpretation, plus since it's a derogatory term idiots will hurl it at anything that has even slightly dark themes just to feel smart. On the flip side when it actually applies people who like the show that's being insulted will cry that it's a buzzword and that the juvenile shit they watch should be taken completely seriously.
And then if you give it up entirely and start giving examples they'll just say it's subjective and that it doesn't matter.
So all in all I'd say never talk to anyone ever because it's a waste of time.
>Akame ga Kill
Takahiro is a fucking hack and everybody who participates in those threads only care about the generic as fuck plot to see if their favorite character /waifu is going to die this month
AKG would've been better without some of the darker shit, like clown rapist or dog. Seriously, at this point, the shock value is just tiresome and trite. Shock value is meant to be shocking, over-reliance on it just makes it boring (Elfen Lied ran into the same problem all those years ago).
What next Takahiro, a serial killer who stuffs babies into blenders and then drinks them up in a smoothie?
Ninja Resurrection is far edgier than this I assure you.