1) Keep the room bright.
2) KEEP THE ROOM BRIGHT.
3) Don't sit too close to the TV, ok?
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What is anime?
Anime is animated entertainment produced primarily for the Japanese market. Don't give me some pedantic bull about anime being a transliteration of the French for animation thus we can discuss the new Spider-Man cartoon in this thread. Stick to Japanese stuff, even if technically it's all animated in Korea.
Is this the manga thread?
Yes, manga (Japanese comics) are also a main topic for the thread.
What else can we talk about?
Closely related subjects such as: novels, visual novels, art books, figurines and other knick-knacks, games, and live-action adaptations of anime or manga. There's a thread for "foreign films
," so discuss the new Takashi Miike movie over there, unless it's adapted from an anime or something.
was so popular, it got a spin-off thread. All OP discussion should be directed there. Yo ho ho.
What is not ok to discuss?
Piracy, links to download sites (legal sites excepted, of course), drama, old worn-out bullshit from the last 100 threads, hentai (porn).
This is not the "LOLJAPAN" thread, don't come in here to dump every news article you come across detailing some perverse new form of craziness to come out of Japan. Every country is fucked up, Japan is just fucked in a very special way.
These topics have been done to death, they do not need to be discussed any further:
1) School Days
2) Western comics vs Manga
3) Whether or not Evangelion (original TV series) sucks. The new films, being new, are fair game.
Don't get offended when someone doesn't like your favorite show, or when someone does like a terrible show. Don't gang up on someone who has an unpopular opinion. That's the kind of crap that gets threads shut down.
Hi, I'm ElJeffe! You might know me from such mod actions as cleaning up gold-farming spam and jailing the fuck out of people. Today I'm here to talk to you about your new anime thread.
This is to be your new home for the next 100 or so pages. Here, you may discuss anime and things related to anime and whatever the fuck else people who are into anime do. Of course, hentai is beyond the scope of this thread, and anyway, what the fuck is wrong with the people who dig that shit, I mean seriously?
What you will not engage in here is retarded drama and bitching and whining. If you want retarded drama, go watch Desperate Housewives or Wife-Swap or something. This is to be a happy thread full of happy commentary. If I have to lock it for the same stupidity that raped the last incarnation, the anime thread will not be coming back.
Also, Clawshrimpy? Yeah, stay out of here. You've lost your anime thread privileges.
This should be your face while reading the anime thread:
If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
PA Group for Judging Others
Make a list of what you've seen and be judged! Making a list can also help if you want recommendations. Or just post there when DATABASE ERROR strikes. Also, certain topics of discussion are more appropriate for that forum.
Legal streaming anime:
Alright, I went through several streaming sites and came up with this list. These are shows, movies, and OVAs you can watch in their entirety, for free, right now.
Angelic Layer (dub)
Aquarion (dub & sub)
Baldr Force EXE (sub)
Bastof Syndrome (dub)
Best Student Council (dub)
Captain Harlock (sub)
Chance Pop Sessions (dub)
Code Geass R1 (dub & sub)
Cosmos Warrior Zero (dub)
Dear Boys/Hoop Days (sub)
Death Note (sub)
Fairy Musketeers/Otogi-Jushi (sub)
Fullmetal Panic 2nd Raid (dub)
Galaxy Express 999 (sub)
Galaxy Railways (dub)
Ghost Hunt (sub)
Girl's High (sub)
Glass Fleet (dub)
Glass Mask (sub)
Gun Frontier (dub)
Gundam 00 (dub)
Ikki Tousen (dub)
Jyu-Oh-Sei (dub & sub)
Kiddy Grade (dub)
Kite Liberator (movie, sub & dub)
Mr. Stain (dub)
My Beautiful Girl Mari (movie, dub)
Mysterious Cities Of Gold (dub)
Natsu No Arashi (sub)
Natsume Yujincho (sub)
Neo Angelique Abyss + S2 (s)
Nurse Witch Komugi (dub)
Origin: Spirits Of The Past (movie, dub)
Ouran High School Host Club (dub)
Parasite Dolls (movie, sub)
Peach Girl (dub)
Ramen Fighter Miki (sub)
Ristorante Paradiso (sub)
Robotech Shadow Chronicles (movie, dub)
School Rumble + 2nd Semester (dub)
Shikabane Hime (sub)
Shuffle (dub & sub)
Shugo Chara (sub)
Sin (movie, dub)
Skip Beat (sub)
Slayers + Slayers Next (dub)
Web Ghosts PiPoPa (sub)
Fist Of The North Star
Burst Angel (dub)
Gad Guard (sub)
Gunslinger Girl 2 (sub)
Negima!? Spring & Summer (sub & dub)
Save Me Lollipo (sub)
Tower of Druaga: Aegis Of Uruk (sub)
These are a few shows that are being kept up or still being released for streaming. There might be one in particular you guys like.
Bleach (91/?, sub)
Eureka Seven (25/50, sub & dub) (New episode every day)
Kannagi (6/13, sub)
Kaasan Mom's Life (16/26, sub)
Honey And Clover (12/26, sub)
Naruto Shippuden (118/?, sub)
Saki (17/26, sub)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (current, sub)
Phantom (16/26, sub)
There's more of those, I'm sure, but it's hard to say with anything that's not being aired in Japan right now. These lists will only be accurate for so long, since some episodes are released and other get taken down after a while. But it at least gives you a good idea of what's available.
I haven't tackled Crunchyroll yet, since that will be a lot of work.
Edit: A lot of these are hosted multiple places. I just happened to do ANN first. I also tried not to include anime you have to pay for, either a membership or per episode.