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Girlfriend was amazing. After seeing the premise of the game I was expecting the anime to just be the worst harem ever, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I learned they went in a completely different direction and just made it a show about a million girls being hella gay with each other. I want to shake the hand of whoever came up with that.
Haha! Reminds me of the Koihime Musou series. The original premise is 100% hetero harem, little else. The anime creator was stupendously kind, or maybe a yuri fan. Pretty much, the entire anime (all seasons) is "Girls' love" (to different degrees) basically.
>shitting on GirlFriends Beta
What? It had a gymnast doing gymnast things, a LOT of cute girls that were NOT clones of each other (holy shit) and Miss Motherfucking Monochrome.
Whoever shat on it must have a terminal case of shit taste.
Yeah, they can't. But mostly they were yurihaters.
It was a good show for us.
People just shit on anything that dares to have a specific appeal instead of pandering directly to the average anime fan. Look what happened with Classroom Crisis, which is awesome if you care about business. So of course the shonen action addicts put it down the whole time for being slow and boring (when really it's quite exciting).
There's also a fair bit of "moeshit" paranoia. People are still haunted by this moe boogeymyn, so they flip out when they see what they perceive as "moe". Especially when it happens to their supposed "real deal" shows. What they fail to realize is how much of a minority it really is, so it's actually a truly special thing when it happens.
vanishes off the face of the earth and does not appear in the untranslated chapters so far.
Yorikobecomes a legit love interest and turns out to be the real Organization boss. Her bug is the female of the twisted-wing parasite, she's over a hundred years old and has been involved in WWII. The old dude who looked like her father in the flashback is actually her adopted son.Yes, really.
As of the latest chapter, even Alice gave up on figuring out the plot of Arachnid.
Not the person you quoted, but that love triangle is the reason why I've been reluctant to watch the last two episodes ... I liked the show and it feels like this is gonna ruin the good impression I have.
Well, that is just too bad. As much as Classroom Crisis is not built for a Shonen crowd, it also isn't built for the "Real-deal" aesthetic crowd, who loves to gatekeep shows they zoned on (like crankily insisting how a show isn't "like this" or "like that", when people are trying to talk about a series from a separate viewpoint that is not their "Serious business" one.) or get upset when it winds up not 100% running their way. I'm sure there are many others who appreciate the romance given together with other noteworthy things and they deserve to have theirs as well.
What I love about the anime industry is that they don't give a fuck about what the noisy whiners from everywhere else thinks. They just make them. You like them, take them. You don't like them? You are free to leave them. But, as usual, it's asking too much for anime fans to take a more mature approach, and accept the existence of a variety of shows, because everyone likes different things. Everyone has to get mad at how a show isn't built for ME and MY TASTE only (And why should it? You are not the only person watching anime.). Whether it's "Moe" or "Real-deal", or "Insert any genre" you can think of.
>I'm sure there are many others who appreciate the romance given together with other noteworthy things and they deserve to have theirs as well.
I don't mind romance. The problem is the last-minute love triangle. It wasn't developed and came out nowhere. It has little to do with my preferences. It was just badly written.
>What I love about the anime industry is that they don't give a fuck about what the noisy whiners from everywhere else thinks.
They give lots of fucks about the Japanese fanbase. They cater to them pretty aggressively actually.
>everywhere else = non-japan.
Actually, they care about sales figures the most. Data correlates a lot with what they tend to produce. Though once in-awhile, they do make things that are different, regardless if it does well or bombs.
So basically you say that since we're not Japanese and anime producers don't give a damn about what we think, we should just shut up and accept what we get.
Well, I think that's bullshit. Maybe our opinion doesn't matter, but I think there's value in expressing it anyway. If I think a show sucks, I'm going to say so. And if that bothers you, you may gtfo.
>What I love about the anime industry is that they don't give a fuck about what the noisy whiners from everywhere else thinks. They just make them. You like them, take them. You don't like them? You are free to leave them. But, as usual, it's asking too much for anime fans to take a more mature approach, and accept the existence of a variety of shows, because everyone likes different things. Everyone has to get mad at how a show isn't built for ME and MY TASTE only (And why should it? You are not the only person watching anime.). Whether it's "Moe" or "Real-deal", or "Insert any genre" you can think of.
I agree with this so hard that I'm afraid to make this post because someone is just going to think you're samefagging. But I have to say it.
Not that person, but I think that Japanese people generally turn out to have much better taste than non-Japanese people. So I'm glad that regardless of how hard stupid Americans whine about how anime should be this way or that way, they can't actually affect anything. It's only Japan that determines the direction in which things go, and I'm satisfied with where they've been taking it. Sure, yes, you make a good point about there being value in expressing opinions, but when I think about how consistently I see absolutely awful opinions from the western anime fanbase, I realize that this is one case where I am so glad they don't matter to Japan. They just have NO IDEA what they are talking about when it comes to anime. That's how I feel, anyway.
Being in the Japanese language and being mostly available in the Japanese market is why they don't care about outside opinion even if they had time to translate it.
That why we call it "anime" and "manga" to describe it instead of "animation" and "comics".
Which is good because their industry would stagnate from every moral watchdog who wants to tell them what's appropriate.
And don't forget, some don't like same-sex relations.
It's not really that much of a bother, because they view it entertainment-wise, quite a bit differently from what other people think they do. RL is a vastly different matter.
The special screening of the first two episodes is tomorrow so with any luck we'll have impressions soon.
By the way, all the cast is definitely female
I dropped everything airing this season other than a couple shows(NNB, Gangsta, and DRRR), what's worth watching for the gay?
Gakkou Gurashi and Prisma Illya I already know what to expect because I read the manga.
There's Bikini Warriors and Symphogear S3.
Unconfirmed reports say there's some subtext in Jokamachi no Dandelion and Umaru-chan, but there's a chance that it may be buried under a lot of het.
Also this, this position look they will tribbling
About Dandelion, some girls had lesbian cumcubines like Akane with Karen, pic related, also Aoi had three, and Hikari had one
the anime going original ending and make the Older brother become the king so the yuri keep save, howewer I don't like Shuu winning the eletion because it was forced and Kill the chance of Akane become the king
Umaru had Kirie who is gay and Sylphy who is also gay for Umaru
>Hanayamata getting dubbed
Most impressive. The last CGDCT anime (if Hanayamata properly is one such anime, that is) I remember dubbed was Lucky Star.
Why Hanayamata, though? Why not, say, Gochiusa or Kiniro Mosaic?
Kiniro Mosaic would be a hell of dubbing with the english. And too gay stuff doesn't generate that many sales in the west, so Hanayamata is okay for the people that watches dubs, is a lot lower in the gay scale compared to the other 2.
I'm actually glad Akane didn't win because she doesn't have any real motivation to become king. She only wanted to become just to get rid the surveillance cameras and that's it. The other reason why I'm glad she didn't win because if Akane win and become king than it would be so cliche because she's the main character.
Funny how people claim the west is more open about lezzies, when Japan is the one willing to buy the yuri stuff even more than the west does, it seems. Kiniro & Gochi sold much better numbers than Hanayamata and as you have it, both were gayer to boot.
Hope people watching kept watching after the credits. There is a scene that pays off patiently waiting for.
What should have been in the non-existent linked post.
Huh? Everyone was so gay. It was definitely gay enough that people who are scared of gays are going to be put off by it. Kinmoza and Gochiusa are not any "worse" in terms of gay, they are basically on the same level. So. It's just that Hanayamata is what they chose. Not because of gay, but because that's what they wanted to do.
Can you really claim an industry that is despised by everyone other than socially maladjusted nerds who mostly just want a steady stream of samey imaginary girlfriends isn't stagnant? I do like the occasional gem and manga, which is a much healthier industry than anime.
I'm with the other anon, go re-watch it, everyone in Hanayamata was hella gay.
And now I'm going to have to listen to the OP again and get it stuck in my head for weeks, thanks a lot, bastards.
If your logic is 'Hanayamata got dubbed because it's inferior in gayness to Gochiusa and Kinmoza', then why did YKA get dubbed?
And why do you even care about dubs in the first place?
The dubbing choice isn't so much related to gayness but rather the kind of genre it is and whether the company think its worth spending money on. Outside of the really popular ones like Lucky Star and K-On!, SoL anime doesn't really get much in the way of dubs, while Hanayamata has a bit more drama in it to warrant that tag (it is a Kirara Forward title after all)
Cute card from T7s
I would like Mito to meet Coney again in the game's present
I agree. That post that said gay stuff doesn't generate sales is stupid, we are a country that legalized gay marriage. Like you said, it's dramas like Hanayamata and YKA that get dubbed, simply because people prefer drama to SOL.
The way he describes their relationship is the kind of relationship I absolutely adore. Seems sort of like Mireille and Kirika's.
Should I watch Euphonium? I was under the impression that it was disappointing /u/-wise, but is their bond really that strong?
One last scene of Wakaba girl
the fujo end up been the gayer
>the really popular ones
And the not so popular ones.
>'Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-' Japanese Blu-ray and DVD product listings have started going up on the net!
>They confirm that the series will be 12 episodes total, released in Japan over 6 volumes, each containing one OVA short (totaling 6). The products also come with stuff like CD's, booklets, audio commentaries, and serial codes for goodies in the 'Valkyrie Drive -Siren-" mobile game.
>There are also store specific bonuses
I still can't believe noone's license rescued Nichijou from Bandai yet
People THOUGHT it was going to be disappointing because male character, but it pulled the ol' bait and switch and went full gay, which is rare because usually we get surprise het instead of surprise homo.
What? No it wasn't, it was because of all the anons who insisted she'd grow out of it, or that teenagers don't even know what love is and she would come to understand that Kumiko is actually her true love.
>all these Mugino apologists
Jesus, what happened here?
Mugino does have a tendency to post images and say "look at how yuri this series is!" and then you jump in only to find out the series is aggressively het, and the two girls in his images are either the only yuri scenes in the entire series, or fall for boys later on, or similar stuff.
Bisexuals in anime are not a novelty. Them lusting after a dude, but ending up with a girl is.
I know, what I mean is that Bandai may make a comeback in that form and go for Nichijou again, and do it this time. 2011 was the dark days, things have gotten a lot better since then.
Well, someone posted this hilarious image a while back, at least.
Is it actually the case that it actually branched off from the light novel plot and did its own gay thing, faithfulness to the source material be damned? That would be pretty great.
I like Hibike quite a lot, but I don't think people should watch it for yuri. Or rather, they shouldn't watch for yuri between Reina and Kumiko, since the anime doesn't actually separate itself from the LN.
Oboe x Flute (not shown in the anime but are in the LN) and Yuuko x Natsuki are couples to watch for.
I bet this dude's the kind of person that watched Sakura Trick and complained about all these girls lusting after each other instead of him/any self-insert that could've been there.
No, they took one girl off the MC and made her gay for another girl that doesn't exist in the LNs.
As for the series itself, there's simply not enough of those two to push through parts of it. For example, the second part of the first season, where the het romantic drama becomes too dense and certain parts of the second season, where the same happens.
S2 does have a lot more episodes with the two girls taking the focus, though.
The main romance is so awful I half suspect it's a secret parody of how icky the idealization of "moe" traits in a romantic partner can get. Rikka isn't that far from the ideal eroge heroine from Welcome to NHK.
I wouldn't say I hate anime in general, just most of it. No matter how unhealthy it is, the industry still creates the occasional great show and there's always manga. There's also enough socially maladjusted nerds of my kind on /u/ that I rather like this place.
I'm trying to remember the name of this one-shot, it was about this high school couple that had drifted apart, and they reunited as adults at this high school reunion dealie and one of them was engaged but then the other girl seduced her away from her off-screen fiance.
Oh if we're requesting help at this time, I'm looking for the one shot where a girl notices another girl on the bus. The girl leaves her chapstick and the other girl picks it up. Later on, her friends persuade her to come with them to check out boys from another school. While there she sees the girl from the bus, she's in the archery club and quite a few girls are watching her. The MC's friend notices her staring at the archery girl and says "oh, you like girls? that's cool." and brushes it off. MC is flustered but on the bus ride she sits next to the archery girl again. She musters up the courage to give her her chapstick, but realizes she has two identical chapsticks, one is hers which she obsessively used since she found the other girls. They both have the same amount in them which surprises the MC. Archery just smiles and takes one, using it immediately which makes the MC blush, because they might be indirectly kissing.
It was an unintentional friendzone and then when he became God she became able to read Homura's mind (God is able to hear and comprehend the thoughts of every being in existence simultaneously, it's in the Bible) and she realized what was up. Urobuchi later confirmed this in an interview.
Yeah, if God gets captured it's all because of God's plan, because God IS omniscient and would in fact know. So God wants it to happen and lets it happen because of some higher purpose that we mortals cannot comprehend.
I think the problem here is that people read way too much into the word "god".
To begin with "kami" is a completely different word and doesn't entail the sort of omnipotence or all-powerful nature implied by "God". And then Madoka specifically is actually a pretty weak existence, her wish made her extremely powerful and able to exist across time and space, but only so that she can eliminate witches. Which is why she lost the second Homura passed beyond the realm of "witch", and why she couldn't possibly have known what was about to happen.
tl;dr Godoka is only all-powerful and all-knowing with regards to witches, in everything else she's essentially just an exceptionally strong magical girl, that's the limit of her wish.
On an unrelated note:
Anytime I hear this song and get to 0:45, I always think it's pretty gay.
Are my goggles on too tight?
I am grateful, dear onee-sama. I just like how chipper her friend was about the whole gay thing.
With a lot of yuri shows recently ending we have a handful of new shows now starting. In October we have Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid (which thread fell off the board). and Yuru Yuri SanHai! premiering. Any others coming out have slipped my mind. What else is soon to come out (or might we have missed starting in late September)?
>Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
I don't know if anyone posted the new video clip back when the thread was still around (if the thread was around when the new clip came out).
I was hyped before, and now I'm even more hyped.
Click on the thumbnail image of the redheaded loli leaning back in the air to launch the new video.
>>Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
>I don't know if anyone posted the new video clip back when the thread was still around (if the thread was around when the new clip came out).
>I was hyped before, and now I'm even more hyped.
>Click on the thumbnail image of the redheaded loli leaning back in the air to launch the new video.
Wouldn't it be a weird twist if its revealed that blonde with red streak in her hair is the daughter of the two main characters and she's come back in time to protect them? (Chances are that she's actually red haired girl's mom).
>Gochuumon S2 and Hidan no Aria AA
So premiere dates are as follows:
Hidan no Aria AA and Yuyu Yuri October 6th
Gochuumon (Order Rabbit) and Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid October 10th
Looks likes Sunday/Monday and Thursday/Friday will be the yuri days of the week. Wonder if any sub groups have already committed to any of those shows...
Looks gay as hell. I'm new to this genre (and now SK, QB and the like seem like a waste of time, with how yuri this will be), but I hope those other girls she's defeating don't end up separated from their weapon/girlfriend as a result.
The bits of the anime that aren't Spec Ops - The Line have some gay in it.
I don't know about the manga.
From what I saw the manga was arguably even gayer, but it was also really short and when I checked (back when the show aired) it was barely translated. The anime was one of those adaptations that took the characters and basically made its own story with a different tone.
Because the 2nd to last episode wraps up the story perfectly, no loose ends at all.
Then the next episode is some fashion show or some shit. I was satisfied with the previous episode's ending so I just didn't want that real last episode to ruin the feelings I had.
Sounds similar to what they did with Medaka Box, actually. Well, not that the story is wrapped up in that but anyone who saw it knows what I mean.
I get the impression Gainax keeps getting one more episode than they actually need for some reason.
Oh my, Valkyrie Drive:Mermaid's uncensored version is pretty much hentai
>VA: Kikuko Inoue
The creator of Senran Kagura and one of the heads of the Valkyrie Drive Project. He's also helming the Vita game
Because they're going to separate universities, aren't they? It's a couple of months since I reread it. But the impression I got was that they're serious about their future so they're taking the time apart so they can spend the rest of their lives together after.
Because they did. Kazama went to live with her grandmother. Sumi stayed behind. And they went to separate universities.
They'll still dating though, and it seems they meet each other pretty often too.
The atrocious pacing is my main issue with Sasameki Koto, it is a perfect example of how poorly paced a one-shot turned into a series can be. It spends so much time dragging its feet with the main plot and does not use any of that space to give resolution to side characters or show anything that happens after the main two get together. Also those side characters that were in a relationship the whole time whose names I forgot should have showed up more often I though they were the best. Overall I still enjoyed Sasameki Koto but it has some major flaws.
Anyone here watch j-drama Tantei no tantei? It has so many hint between 2 female characters
/u/, I'm trying to remember the name of a yuri manga.
It's about two girls who are friends, and one is in love with the other. The other dates a whole bunch of random girls
but always breaks up with them right before holidays so that she can spend time with the friend, who is the one she actually cares about. It ends with the first girl realizing it and crying in an amusement park, forcing the other to confess her real feelings.
Agree. I thought they gonna progress some more after Kazama learned that Sumi loved her. But nope, they had to wait for graduation and then separate. It was a good to read it all at once but i figure it must have been infuriating to follow it up when it was released.
Legit yuri kiss in that trap manga
the context is they are kissing for friendship
At least in Maria Holic the lesbian stays gay, just gets subject to all sorts of misery.
This one has the delightful plot gimmick of the trap needing to have the lesbian kiss him in order to not transform into a girl due to hoodoo bullshit or something. It's not pleasant.
Uh, here in europe, friends do this all the time. Also pic related. Typical friend stuff.
You should know that is one of the most obscure slice of life shows out there that isn't ancient. I have literally never seen anyone talking about that for some reason, so I have no idea how it is. I hope it's good, let us know if you enjoy it.
Speaking of art clubs whenever I see these two I can't help but imagine them doing manzai and lesbian sex at the same time.
Sad, but that's how it goes with people like that. You're already playing pretend by self-inserting in the first place, so why not just self-insert as the girl that you identify the most with, even if you are male?
As a male, I feel that those kind of guys are scum. I just can't understand the act of "sefl-inserting". I really hope that the post was just someone trolling, someone as pathetic should be in a clinic getting treated instead of watching Chinese Cartoons.
>I just can't understand the act of "sefl-inserting".
You ever play an RPG? Video game or table top?
Same shit, really. Like I said above, you've basically just playing pretend. All it takes is to find a character that you can identify with a little bit and you tend to be good to go.
I haven't touched a board game since the early 90's and they never were RPG's. What I meant is that I can't understand why would anyone delude themselves into believing that that they are X character from Y thing. It doesn't make sense to me.
Yeah, that's getting into the realm of legitimate psychological or sociological problems. I self insert depending on the material too, but it's not because I'm trying to run away or pretend I'm better than I am. I'm rather empathic when it comes to characters I can relate to, and I like feeling the same emotions as them, boy or girl makes no difference.
Your comparison would make more sense if modern videogamers weren't terrified of role playing. It's just fucking sad how online people won't even name their characters, just look up random adaptations for "canon" names or lolsowackyXD shit.
Being empathic is not the same as running away from reality. To use myself as an example, I'm really empathic towards characters that have congenital diseases and felt like they are going to die and being forgotten because of it. I have a congenital disease myself, so I can understand that kind of feeling.
Now, being "empathic" to a character who have nothing to do with you, just because said character has a better high school life that you ever had it's borderline mental illness.
Have I mentioned yet that, while also hating yuri and tabletop games, I also hate video games?
I'm not psychologist, but I would go so far as to say it's not even borderline.
But yeah, I wasn't trying to imply that having empathy for a fictional character and running away from reality were the same. Sorry for any confusion.
No problem. To be honest, it's way better than that idiot who was pushing the "Reina is autistic" when Hibike was airing. Apparently if you're talented at something and aloof, you're autistic.
>You ever play an RPG? Video game or table top?
>Same shit, really.
Uh, no. The entire point of RPG is *not* to self insert. Self insertion is a quick way to get laughed out of groups.
We had one self inserter in our Shadowrun group. He lasted two sessions, became the running joke, and left when nobody was impressed.
It really is that same shit. Just on one hand you only self-insert enough to experience empathy for the character and be able to role-play as them effectively, and on the other hand the character is literally just you walking around with a trenchcoat and a sword.
I guess my use of self-insert is somewhat misleading, but going a bit off topic here,
I've always felt you can't really role-play a character to any satisfying degree unless there's a little bit of you in the character. Something you can innately understand and empathize with. I don't think anyone could role-play as a character that is nothing at all like them for any length of time and/or well.
That's retarded. Your imagination may be this limited, but most people don't have that issue.
At the end of the day, roleplaying is no different than writing a story, just that it's focused on one character.
Spoiler warning: Most good authors have no problem whatsoever writing about characters for years that are nothing like them. Why would ropleplayers be different?
I've yet to meet more than a handful that couldn't do this.
i believe when most people say self-insert, they mean something like your latter example. an idealised version of yourself who is just the greatest.
understanding your character's motivations and feelings is just a part of roleplaying. you don't necessarily have to relate to them though, i think.
I could make baseless assumptions about you too you know. But I won't.
Yeah I will. I bet you're a shitty player that none of your GMs have had much fun with. Not only that, but since you so blatantly disregarded what I said, I doubt any of the other players enjoy having you around either.
Basically this. To write a story you need to understand your characters, but that doesn't mean you self-insert as any of them. A writer can create a self-insert for himself, for example Makishima from PP is Urobochi self-insert.
I'm undecided about if it's my opinion (since I don't do much roleplaying or writing) but I do have a friend that thinks the same way. Presumably you're not him, so at the very least this means someone agrees with you. Well, the way it happened was I was watching some people roleplay and commented to him that I noticed they all pretty much just acted like themselves and he basically said to me that doing that is the secret to roleplaying well.
The two pointed ends of the letter u represent the eternal duality of yuri in its diverse aspects: how it is impossible to have with only one girl, how shipping depends mostly on the contrasting traits of the pairing, and how yuri fans will never completely agree with one another.
Jesus, are you the same loser that waited weeks after the last post in the previous thread to make some snide remark? Get a life. If you have something to say, say it in the actual current thread.