>oh wow, an anime about WWII on the eastern front?
>might be cool
>pointless real world interviews
>takes itself too seriously
>little Russian girl uses a samurai sword because lolanime
>pointless love story
What a fucking waste. This is why most people will never look at anime with anything but utter derision. In this case, it's rightfully deserved. It's a shame too because the animation and design were top notch. It's like the creators couldn't decide what the hell they wanted to make.
Anyways, are there any actual WWII based animes that aren't shit or don't involve little girls transforming into warmachines?
Look, another case of 'I imagined it differently in my head so it's bad'.
>pointless real world interviews
Why didn't you get the movie version?
Lot of bullshit whining.
>Anyways, are there any actual WWII based animes that aren't shit or don't involve little girls transforming into warmachines?
Stop fishing for recommendations and do your own research so you don't fail so hard as you did with First squad.
There's always GuP.
Cute girls in cute Panzerkampfvagen IV.
If you had just watched the trailer and even looked at the promotional art for more than a second or even read a full synopsis you would have expected all of the complaints you have before watching you dumbass fuck.
I'd be willing to bet you are the same /co/ /v/ faggot who was trying to stir up shit with that Netflix "western anime" thread earlier. Why don't you just head on back to whichever of those shitholes you crawled out of?
>This is why most people will never look at anime with anything but utter derision
>this one anime is the reason why most people will think this
I hope your family dies in a car accident.
>this anime the reason why most people will think this
>not the fact that it took one of the darker parts of human history, made it look like they wanted to do something serious then gave us Cliche Anime #141451
reading and comprehension
>made it look like they wanted to do something serious
>dead medieval warlords coming back to life
Yeah, too bad it all happened in your head because you're too retarded to read synopsis or watch some trailer.
He just seems to hate Japan, and thinks the West could do anime better. He's likely the guy
is talking about that made a thread about how Netflix wanted to start "producing anime" and how it was going to be so great because it wouldn't be limited by the Japanese industry and otaku etc. and how it would be so progressive and tumblrific and great.
He's a gigantic faggot on some anti-nip tirade for some reason. Maybe one of the elevens fucked his sister or something.
>conveniently ignoring the historian interviews and 'muh horrors of war' narrative
please stop you're embarassing yourself
The film is shit, but you made it much shitter for yourself by not even bothering to find out what the fuck you were watching and forming completely stupid expectations based on that. Anyone who took a few minutes to read about the film and watch the trailer would know it wasn't going to be a serious take.
Please go back to /co/ or tumblr or reddit or wherever you are from with your shitty non-anime reaction images that don't belong on /a/.
Let us enjoy our little girls turning into war machines in peace. Just because people like things you don't like doesn't mean you need to have some spastic autism crusade.
I have no problem with little girls becoming warmachines, it's fucking retarded but you're free to like it. What's eating me is that anime refuses to advance as a medium because they keep pulling stupid shit like this
Anime is cartoons for children, always has been always will be. Just like western animation. There are a few specific works targeted at adults but those are not the bulk and not what it is about.
their market demand is really weird. their movie industry completely collapsed because japanese people just don't wanna see movies that are typically regarded as "good" by people from other countries. this unique set of demand drives the anime industry and at the same time puts a strong limit to how much appeal anime can have outside of japan.
You're missing the point that anime as a medium is supposed to be about "stupid shit like this". If you want realism, check out some live action series. Anime is anime and we like it. If you don't, why are you shitting up our board? Fuck off.
And I can tell I'm right from your obnoxious posting style. You are Netflix thread autist. Just fuck off already.
>anime is supposed to be about stupid shit
a creative medium isn't for anything specific. if you say anime is supposed to be about stupid shit, then you're pretty much admitting anime is a low quality medium even for your standards.
>you are netflix thread autist
pretty sure you called at least 3 different people in this thread the "netflix thread autist." do you even check the poster count when you say shit like this.
>You're missing the point that anime as a medium is supposed to be about "stupid shit like this"
The whole point of a medium is that it can be used to any story. What you are saying is as stupid as saying 'Books are supposed to be about wizards and elves and shit'. Why shouldn't it have something serious? Hell, I'd be less mad if they played the silliness straight and removed the interviews altogether.
And for fuck sake I'm not this Netflix person I don't even have Netflix.
You should really just give up on anime, I know you have watched a whole 20 now, but if you are only interested in mature deep works of art rather than cheap retarded childish entertainment you are going to run out of things to enjoy pretty quickly and find yourself naturally moving on to something else anyway.
>little Russian girl uses a samurai sword because lolanime
im curious OP
is there any Prussian Teuton SS shota who wields zweihander in the anime?
>a samurai sword
This Russian national weapons.
>It was crap.
If you want to talk about something, explain, post reasons, not just 'it's shit because I said so'.
That reeks of newfaggotry or trolling.
>Eat your burgers, pig.
Wrong, not that it matters.
Why the fuck would you expect a good anime about WW2, you fucking idiot?
I have no idea why people go into escapist entertainment expecting some top-notch historical storytelling or something. You have no one to blame for yourself, you ignorant little shit.
Silly and ragged plot
Trying to draw profound
Added a pseudo-documentary. Why?!
Anti-scientific nonsense in the real events
The result - shit
If it means attracting more faggots like you then I'm glad it won't advance
>there will never be a realistic anime about a group of friends who are forced into the Volksturm towards the end of WWII, with their general attitudes towards the war going from optimistic patriotism to disillusionment and PTSD
You want a realistic show about Volsturm girls going to the beach instead of hiding in a hole while getting shelled by Russians, or digging trenches to prepare for getting shelled by Russians. Can you not see where your vision went wrong?
I'd like that stuff in the beginning before the Soviet hordes are knocking on their doorstep. At first morale is high and everyone wants to do their duty for the fatherland, then reality hits and nobody is laughing anymore.
why do some f/a/gs think anime should always strive to be unreal, esoteric, shallow, and cheap? they're just as annoying as the "MUH REALISM" fags.
>if you want realism, it should be live action
are you fucking retarded? anime can be realistic and there are plenty of anime that try to be realistic. it's a creative medium for god's sake. now, im not saying all anime should strive to be realistic. if you're fine with a russian soldier swinging a katana around, then good for you. but that doesnt mean all anime should be like that or even that anime should be immune to any criticism. let's be real, most anime are borderline retarded and has close to 0 value in terms of storytelling (just like most low budget movies)
>watching First Squad
You've got only yourself to blame.
I have zero clue about what you're saying.
I thought it was another character, sorry
Reminder that Meitantei is the best
The thing is when a faggot like you who has seen 20 whole amines and decides to complain all you ever really mean by advance is "pander more to my mature and artistic tastes and preferences". Most people don't watch anime for that and are happy with what it is especially long term fans.
>YOU EITHER LIKE ALL THE ANIME OR YOU HATE ANIME
...or maybe he likes the good ones. you know, sorta like how there are tons of movies getting put out every year but people only say they like a few.
>hurp durp anime is only the worst of what I make of it and nothing else, no jap has ever made any animated masterpieces because I personally haven't seen them
Are you 15 or just Australian?
I haven't seen it, but when I reverse it, I get
> During World War II, the Russians recruit a squad of teens with extraordinary abilities to combat a supernatural German army of medieval knights raised from the dead
Did you really watch this and then complain that you didn't get a serious war drama?
And the majority of films produced every year are trash, the majority of videogames released every quarter are derivative nonsense, the majority of music recorded is just vapid noise
Do you think you have some amazing insight into chinese cartoons, kid?
>he says im retarded
>he probably meant anime is only the worst of what he makes of it and nothing else, that no japanese has ever made any animated masterpieces because he personally hasn't seen them
no wonder you like watching hundreds of shitty anime. you probably cant do anything but flipping burgers in real life. how's your parent's basement anon?
I never even heard of this bullshit series even thigh I am normally pretty interested in world war two as a setting. I'll stick to watching world war two adaptations that are actually good. Season 3 is supposed to be ostfront according to rumour.
But anime is being advanced this very season!
Your own fault for watching Russian anything.
Russians suck at movies, tv series and music,
Their cartoons are OK though. Smeshariki is better than anything the West has at the moment.
>actually good WWII adaptation
What the fuck are you smoking, nigga cause I want some of that too.
>Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th-century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause.
Are you fucking kidding me? If you want to complain about First Squad at least do it properly you retarded /tv/ shitter. Don't complain about things that are not only in the synopsis but also in the trailers for it, they never "dumbed down" anything or "took themselves seriously". They took themselves seriously just as any other show with a premise like that does, which is not a problem at all unless you were too retarded to look into it and simply clicked download when you saw "WWII".
You wanna know what the real problem was? How artsy it tried to be at times and failed horribly, and also that godawful pacing with no transition from event A to event B whatsoever after the first half of the movie. The ending is so abrupt it's borderline anticlimatic (as expected of russian media) and the final scene is complete trash, leading you to believe there was something more to the movie when there was nothing at all.
10+ episodes for a single fight between an Islamic Mamluke and a Christian Knight, with the onlookers describing in detail the individual techniques and maneuvers used and long monologues for each combatant