Good Animation thread

infowarrior1

Peacock
Protestant
Yeah, I saw your stuff. Those older series look cool. I am asking if there is any NEW stuff like last year or two. Its getting increasingly pozzed, with your tranny/trap characters and increasingly effeminate males.

Japan is unfortunately getting infiltrated and pozzed itself too:

You expect functional high-trust Civilizations not to remain untouched by the tentacles of globohomo?
 

Sword

Sparrow
Catholic
Saw the my hero academia movie a few days ago... was pretty disappointed. It had tons of problems, but the thing that got me was the obvious meta-plot where the 'bad guys' were the pure humans that 'feared conspiracy theories of super powered mutants taking over'. It was funny because the entire movie literally proved the 'conspiracy theory' because regular humans with guns were plowed over like nothing by the 'heroes' with quirks. The bad guys were white, spiritual, based in europe, and had guns, so there you go.
 

infowarrior1

Peacock
Protestant
Saw the my hero academia movie a few days ago... was pretty disappointed. It had tons of problems, but the thing that got me was the obvious meta-plot where the 'bad guys' were the pure humans that 'feared conspiracy theories of super powered mutants taking over'. It was funny because the entire movie literally proved the 'conspiracy theory' because regular humans with guns were plowed over like nothing by the 'heroes' with quirks. The bad guys were white, spiritual, based in europe, and had guns, so there you go.

Compared to the garbage caped heroes of DC and Marvel nowadays its still better story.
 

Tactician

Kingfisher
Protestant
Gold Member
I want to highlight a post by RVF top-gambler Mr. Accuride:

From: https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/works-that-you-consider-to-be-genius.27417/page-2#post-960806
I am not a fan of Japanese animation in general, but Kaiji is one of those rare works that appears maybe once every 100 years regardless of the underlying medium.



Besides having a fantastic storyline, Kaiji delves pretty deeply into certain life and risk psychologies that I had previously thought were rather difficult to explain to others unless they had also lived through them. The author must have tried and succeeded at being a professional gambler or some variation of such at some point in his life, otherwise he would not have understood some of these themes.


The rough plot of Kaiji is that debt-ridden players sign up for high-stakes gambles to clear their debt. Winners can make off with a lot of money, but losers are sent to do hard labour, constructing an underground mega-bunker for an ultra-wealthy financier.

The gambles are simple, but have a devious twist. As an example, the first game is Rock Paper Scissors, but each player only has a limited # of cards representing each option. Unthinking players choose randomly, but smart players start card counting, forming groups to con other members, selling cards & then selling the info about those cards to others, etc. It gets fairly complicated.

Anyway, I've watched Kaiji a couple of times now, after first seeing it in 2014. It's a deep show, but also really entertaining. I'll often pause & think about what a character said, especially in the later episodes after the rock paper scissors arc.

One downside for some people could be the art style. Most characters are conventionally ugly. Most shots are still frames. None of this bothers me, but good to mention as this is the Good Animation thread.

Kaiji is great. Second season is not as good, but still fun.
 

infowarrior1

Peacock
Protestant
I want to highlight a post by RVF top-gambler Mr. Accuride:

From: https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/works-that-you-consider-to-be-genius.27417/page-2#post-960806


The rough plot of Kaiji is that debt-ridden players sign up for high-stakes gambles to clear their debt. Winners can make off with a lot of money, but losers are sent to do hard labour, constructing an underground mega-bunker for an ultra-wealthy financier.

The gambles are simple, but have a devious twist. As an example, the first game is Rock Paper Scissors, but each player only has a limited # of cards representing each option. Unthinking players choose randomly, but smart players start card counting, forming groups to con other members, selling cards & then selling the info about those cards to others, etc. It gets fairly complicated.

Anyway, I've watched Kaiji a couple of times now, after first seeing it in 2014. It's a deep show, but also really entertaining. I'll often pause & think about what a character said, especially in the later episodes after the rock paper scissors arc.

One downside for some people could be the art style. Most characters are conventionally ugly. Most shots are still frames. None of this bothers me, but good to mention as this is the Good Animation thread.

Kaiji is great. Second season is not as good, but still fun.

Kaiji inspired "Squid game" interestingly enough.
 

Hermetic Seal

Pelican
Orthodox
Gold Member
Over The Garden Wall is one of my favorite animated shows of the past decade. Great art style and animation, offbeat humor, terrific music, and zero globohomo propaganda. A great family show (though it has some scary parts), perfect vibe for fall, and probably one of the last good things Cartoon Network made before getting totally cucked. Quick to watch, too (less than two hours for the whole show.)

 

RonaldB

Sparrow
Catholic
As for Jojo, that anime has always put me off, the characters look gay, is the show that good?
I started watching Jojo recently (Currently on 3rd season). The first season was great, interesting, and fun. It has a mysterious vibe too. However, starting in season two, you get a completely new show which has little (It's still connected to story of S1) to do with what you get in the first season. Almost all episodes of S2 and S3 has the same structure: A new bad guy shows up which has a special power (in the show the special power is called "Stands"), gets defeated, then a new shows up and the cycle continues, and you have to wait 44 episodes until our heroes finally faced the main villain.
That's why I won't be watching it beyond S3. Seasons 4 and 5 don't look appealing to me, and I wouldn't say they look gay, but they look metrosexual and the animation looks worse the first three seasons.
 

RonaldB

Sparrow
Catholic
I know that if you grow up in Latin America, you'll probably were a big fan of this anime:



Saint Seiya, or Knights of the Zodiac. Netflix has a new version which is awful, but if you decide to watch it, watch the original 80's series. I don't think
many people in the US are aware of this anime. The story is great, and the soundtrack is amazing.



The Japanese always provide very interesting spins on Western myths and history, so I think you'll enjoy this show a lot.
 

infowarrior1

Peacock
Protestant
I started watching Jojo recently (Currently on 3rd season). The first season was great, interesting, and fun. It has a mysterious vibe too. However, starting in season two, you get a completely new show which has little (It's still connected to story of S1) to do with what you get in the first season. Almost all episodes of S2 and S3 has the same structure: A new bad guy shows up which has a special power (in the show the special power is called "Stands"), gets defeated, then a new shows up and the cycle continues, and you have to wait 44 episodes until our heroes finally faced the main villain.
That's why I won't be watching it beyond S3. Seasons 4 and 5 don't look appealing to me, and I wouldn't say they look gay, but they look metrosexual and the animation looks worse the first three seasons.

The first 2 seasons the creator is still working off the same style as "Fist of the North Star". But then developed his own style over time which does look a bit gay.
 

infowarrior1

Peacock
Protestant
I started watching Jojo recently (Currently on 3rd season). The first season was great, interesting, and fun. It has a mysterious vibe too. However, starting in season two, you get a completely new show which has little (It's still connected to story of S1) to do with what you get in the first season. Almost all episodes of S2 and S3 has the same structure: A new bad guy shows up which has a special power (in the show the special power is called "Stands"), gets defeated, then a new shows up and the cycle continues, and you have to wait 44 episodes until our heroes finally faced the main villain.
That's why I won't be watching it beyond S3. Seasons 4 and 5 don't look appealing to me, and I wouldn't say they look gay, but they look metrosexual and the animation looks worse the first three seasons.

The reason I have gravitated more towards the Seinen(Young Man) Genre is the retention of styles that are closer to how people actually look whilst at the same time idealized perfected forms of said real humans.

Platonic ideals as God intended them to be in the first place before the fall of Man. As I posted earlier both Berserk and Fist of the North Star which is the picture my avatar is derived from has this type of art style.
 

RonaldB

Sparrow
Catholic
The reason I have gravitated more towards the Seinen(Young Man) Genre is the retention of styles that are closer to how people actually look whilst at the same time idealized perfected forms of said real humans.

Platonic ideals as God intended them to be in the first place before the fall of Man. As I posted earlier both Berserk and Fist of the North Star which is the picture my avatar is derived from has this type of art style.
Yeah, Berserk is great. As for "Fist of the North Star", I've only watched the movie and a some clips from the series, and I thought it was great. When I have some extra time, I'll check out the original series too.

Speaking of "Fist of the North Star", what do you think of this adaption:



I believe that the only director that could adapt the anime is Quentin Tarantino. The Kill Bill movies have a lot of Japanese influences and it looks like if it is a live action adaption of an anime.
 

Easy_C

Peacock
I started watching Jojo recently (Currently on 3rd season). The first season was great, interesting, and fun. It has a mysterious vibe too. However, starting in season two, you get a completely new show which has little (It's still connected to story of S1) to do with what you get in the first season. Almost all episodes of S2 and S3 has the same structure: A new bad guy shows up which has a special power (in the show the special power is called "Stands"), gets defeated, then a new shows up and the cycle continues, and you have to wait 44 episodes until our heroes finally faced the main villain.
That's why I won't be watching it beyond S3. Seasons 4 and 5 don't look appealing to me, and I wouldn't say they look gay, but they look metrosexual and the animation looks worse the first three seasons.

I'd say the last "Great" story arc was Stardust Crusaders. It's got some old-school Doctor Who vibes going on where it dramatically changes each story arc, and they mostly work out.

The arc where stands are introduced was more inspired by "Around the World in 80 days" and it's much more about the journey than the drama. Polnareff gets the main character development arc. I do think that him and Jotaro are great characters. Jotaro because a lot of his characterization is subtle. It's heavily implied that he's got a lot of issues because his father is largely absentee; as a result he is overcompensating for the lack of a male role model by imitating his fictionally grounded ideas of "manly".
 
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