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Secret [Anime] Thread

italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
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It doesn't seem that long ago that the Anime thread was in the Prohibition era. The movement started in 2009 with the best intentions of keeping anime discussion away from the under-aged and irresponsible. With ecchi anime becoming the rule rather than the exception, the "Not Even Once" ethos spread like wildfire and soon debate raged across the forums. Created in 2012the Tube act, a.k.a. the Glorious Edict finally outlawed anime and the mods were mobilized. Within days the existing general anime threads were closed down, and one-by-one the singular anime topics rounded up as well.

Though viewed as a great moral victory of its time, the prohibition wasn't without criticism: why was this sinful behavior called out when others like gambling still allowed? This led to greater questions like "what is anime?" An artstyle? A transmission of Japanese culture? The friends we made along the way?

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Research shows that Prohibition reduced overall anime consumption by half during the 2010s, and consumption remained below pre-Prohibition levels until the 2020s, suggesting that Prohibition did socialize a significant proportion of the population in temperate habits, at least temporarily. Rates of body pillow purchases "fell by 50% early in Prohibition and recovered promptly after Repeal in 2019." Criticism remains that Prohibition led to unintended consequences such as a century of Prohibition-influenced legislation and the growth of "WTF Japan!?" thought, though some scholars have argued that was properly attributed to increased internet exposure, rather than the criminalization of anime use. Regardless, as an experiment it lost supporters every year, and lost innumerable reactions that forumers needed when the Great Depression began in November 2016.

One type of forum artifact of the prohibition era are all the speakeasy anime threads that still exist. While general anime threads were disallowed, forumers found cleaver (in their minds’) ways to bypass the edict, usually with sympathetic mod help (or at least a blind eye). Threads like the D&D Movies thread allowed anime discussion, so long as the subject itself was feature-length. Anime adaptations like the 2017 Ghost in the Shell provided topical safe havens, even if only temporarily. As sympathy towards the repeal grew single-topic anime threads led by the mods themselves emerged, heralding the end of the prohibition era.

So SE++, what was your favorite Secret Anime Thread that helped tide you over during the long night?

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    edited July 3
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    SHUT UP MORT

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Get in the [anime] thread Shinji.

    Whippy wrote: »
    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    Is Anime Crimes Division fodder for the anime thread...?

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  • IsornIsorn Registered User regular
    Anyone ever watch Alfred J. Kwak? I suspect it is more well known in Europe than the US. It was pretty excellent. Covered all sorts of unlikely topics like fascism and whaling.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    Either Whippy's gonna post saying "So and so, make the next thread" or Tube's gonna post "You should all be ashamed of yourselves. And you're also all banned." Leaving room for interpretation makes things exciting!

    nah I’ve decided that culture built on uncertainty and fear are Bullshit, Actually and unambiguously said no punishment will come from this thread unless it gets the weird kind of horny. It’s 2019 and the purge 24/7 out there, I wanted to talk about anime and how I just think it’s neat

    Our mods are kind and merciful mods.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    What subs?

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    I though Rave master was a better work compared to Fairy Tail but you gotta give Hiro Mashima props for being able to create and handle that insane amount of characters. His latest work Eden's zero seems to be getting good reviews, only read the first two chapters before I dropped it though.

  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Get in the [anime] thread Shinji.

    This would have been a great title. There were a ton of great ones in the previous thread too, I just started working on mine back in the beginning of June. I didn’t think we’d go through threads so quickly tbh.

    I also had an idea for “The [Anime] thread is getting another season!” But didn’t have a good joke for the body of it.

    Hopefully by the next time I make an OP I’ll be able to post from a cat cafe or something equally Cool Japan. Maybe the Gundam cafe.

    飛べねぇ豚はただの豚だ。
  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Get in the [anime] thread Shinji.

    This would have been a great title. There were a ton of great ones in the previous thread too, I just started working on mine back in the beginning of June. I didn’t think we’d go through threads so quickly tbh.

    I also had an idea for “The [Anime] thread is getting another season!” But didn’t have a good joke for the body of it.

    Hopefully by the next time I make an OP I’ll be able to post from a cat cafe or something equally Cool Japan. Maybe the Gundam cafe.

    Your work is appreciated. Let this thread thrive, prosper and hopefully not get weird.

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    ...fuck.

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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    edited July 3
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    I'm with the Anime FBI, I'm taking over this case. Beat it.

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  • ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    In other news, Konosuba continues to be great and I'm sad I did not discover it earlier. It's a trainwreck that keeps on giving.

    Also gotta give credit to the random AMVs popping up on my youtube feed for getting me interested in watching new shows. This one right here?



    Singlehandedly got me interested in watching Little Witch Academia. That is an incredibly wholesome OVA.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    What subs?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited July 3
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    翻訳されたテキストは敗者のためです。ラグゲージを学び、友人や家族から自分自身を遠ざける

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Isorn wrote: »
    Anyone ever watch Alfred J. Kwak? I suspect it is more well known in Europe than the US. It was pretty excellent. Covered all sorts of unlikely topics like fascism and whaling.

    Dutch intro:

    The song and character design seem vaguely familiar. I guess I saw it as a kid, but I don't actually remember anything about it.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The Little Witch Academia OVAs are also amazing.

    More people need to watch that show.

    And yes, Konosuba is fuckin hilarious.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Other than the extremely regrettable 9th episode konosuba is indeed really funny. I love how they keep awkwardly shambling from accidental victory to self inflicted catastrophe and back.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    I fucking love Darkness so much

    The entire konosuba gang are great but she's uniquely awful

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    I have been in a Hokuto no Ken phase

    I think it's better when they shoot energy out instead of blood

  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps BURN IN THE INSTAFIRE! LIKES ARE WHAT I DESIRE!Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    I'll give you my dakimakura when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    japanimation is blood

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    Officer, you forgot one thing

    You forgot about my nakama

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    one hundred million dead nakamas

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    410,757,864,530 DEAD NAKAMAS

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    WARUDO IS A FUCK

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Calling out my gambling thread, huh. I was the real monster all along; I just didn't want to admit it.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    edited July 3
    I was suckered in too. I must have spent about $250 when all was said and done. At least now when I waste my time and money I’ve got a bunch of nerdy painted minis to show for it.

    Edit: Rereading this I’m not sure my tone came out right. What I meant is that I still make poor decisions with money, just to a different master.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    V wrote:
    Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.

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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    Anyone play the Madoka Magica mobage? It released on Android last week or something. It's pretty fun so far.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    Poor Yunyun.

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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Registered User regular
    edited July 3
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    Poor Yunyun.

    Yunyun does not get what she deserves and it makes me very angry.

    She literally saved Megumin's life and Megushit doesn't even thank her

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    Poor Yunyun.

    I legit forgot about Yunyun.

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  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    翻訳されたテキストは敗者のためです。ラグゲージを学び、友人や家族から自分自身を遠ざける

    “The text that was translated is for the loser’s sake.” No idea what ラグゲージ is: google searches pull up random images of tools? Anyway “I study ragugeji and keep friends and family at a distance.”

    Is this a quote that I just butchered? I’m very curious now.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    I was suckered in too. I must have spent about $250 when all was said and done. At least now when I waste my time and money I’ve got a bunch of nerdy painted minis to show for it.

    Edit: Rereading this I’m not sure my tone came out right. What I meant is that I still make poor decisions with money, just to a different master.

    If this was to me, we're cool.

    V wrote:
    Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.

    italianranma
  • RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    Poor Yunyun.

    I legit forgot about Yunyun.

    Who?

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    I have started watching Jojo.

    I look forward to the day where I can ask if everything is a Jojo reference.

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Jojo isn't always hitting its highs but when it is whoo

    man.

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  • SyngyneSyngyne Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Enlong wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    STOP

    THIS IS THE ANIME POLICE

    WE HAVE THIS THREAD SURROUNDED

    THROW DOWN YOUR SUBS AND COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP

    What subs?


    uh hello that thumbnail is a dom not a sub

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    One nice thing about Konosuba is Kazuma's shitty behavior tends to come back and bite him in the ass. Sure he should probably spend more nights in jail but outside of his fellow dirtbags no one likes him unless he got a huge payday and drinks are on him for the night and come morning he is back to being Scumzuma.

    Every one in KonoSuba tends to get exactly what they deserve.

    Poor Yunyun.

    I legit forgot about Yunyun.

    That is remarkably on brand for Yunyun.

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