Whiskey Night

Website — By on September 26, 2013 10:16 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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You know the drill. Suggest article topics and I’ll go until I feel like sleeping.

I’m at “Love Lab is a really good anime” level right now and I just poured another glass. Let’s do this.

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So good~

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So good.



mini-ezo says:

Drunk dub of love lab on Commie subs.

Dark_Sage says:

Downloading herkz subs willingly is chotto…

mini-ezo says:

Dub some Hadena show, then.

Dark_Sage says:

Downloading Hadena subs willingly is chotto…

mini-ezo says:

Drunk dub of Azazel-san. There.

RegularAsianMan says:

Drunk dub of GG’s Jojo. Fake British accent included!

Dark_Sage says:

Let’s, uhh… not do dubs. I am woefully underprepared for the task.

2ColouredEyes says:

‘Why Junko over Kirigiri’ topic >:(

or, Acchi Kocchi vs. Love Lab

Dark_Sage says:

I have two Dangan posts coming up, so I’d rather not overload everyone. I’ll give the titles though:
Kyoko Kirigiri: Let Me Taste That Despair
Danganronpa sucked. Here’s how to fix it:

Acchi Kocchi v. Love Lab: accepted

2ColouredEyes says:

> Kyoko Kirigiri: Let Me Taste That Despair

Please let’s do this right. We will be discussing about our Bestest Danganronpa Girl. And no, I fall under the ‘Anime-Viewer only’.

Dark_Sage says:

Well, we’ll be discussing a girl in that post, you got that bit right…

Dark_Sage says:

This weekend

Anon says:

Article on how moeshit is killing the industry when?

Dark_Sage says:

Well I don’t see any other suggestions, so fuck it, I’ll take on the task.

Dark_Sage says:

I wouldn’t say it’s Crunchyroll saying that. That’s a guest article by Marow of AnimeViking, a long-time reader of the site (and all-around good guy).

But that will actually suffice to make the point I was going for (saving me time on an article): that nostalgia is a cancer and the future is the only way forward. I’m an optimist and believe anime can only get better. What point is there on dwelling on the past? The golden age is still to come and genre-focus is irrelevant to what makes a show good.

FalseDawn says:

I think that article is too facile and doesn’t really consider the whole picture. For instance:


That’s the fall season lineup for 2003 (cor blimey, a decade ago now) and you’ve got FMA, Planetes, KgNE, Gunslinger Girl, and Shingetsutan Tsukihime in the same season. Roll forward a decade and what is there to look forward to in the new fall season? A whole heap of sequels and another Pokemon show.

It’s not that the series back then were necessarily better, but that there was more of them. Of course you had your cookie-cutter shows back in the day (Ichigo Mashimaro, anyone?), but it wasn’t EVERY show that came out. As the old adage goes, there’s no smoke without fire, and the reason this perspective is all-pervading is because the average show tends towards moe and fanservice over plot and substance.

I think the point about Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion doesn’t hold up either. What other shows have there been in the last few years that would reach out to non-otaku and get them interested in anime as a medium? I can’t think of any show that’s come out in the last five years that would have that kind of influence over the masses.

Of course, that doesn’t matter for people visiting this board. We’re here for the long haul, no matter how bad the average show gets :D

Dark_Sage says:

FMA was good, but it was remade to a better version. Planetes was aight, but not 10/10. Gunslinger Girl was boring, and nobody even liked Tsukihime.

Pick a better season to nostalgia over. Like, say, Fall 2011. Fate/Zero, HunterxHunter v2, Chihayafuru, Ben-to, Mirai Nikki, and Horizon. Oh wait, that’s recent. It can’t be right!

My go-to recommendation would be Fate/Zero for recent anime. I don’t know who the hell would even think of recommending Bebop or Eva. The only reason Bebop did well in the States is because it was played ad nauseam on Cartoon Network.

Marow says:

It’s me, not CR as Sage said. I’m just able to have some posts of mine on the site!

As for what you say, it’s true that in terms of genre there has been a change. That wasn’t really the point of the post, though. I tried writing about it at first, but I couldn’t make it fit. So as a result I decided to ditch it and instead write a more focused post~


“That’s the fall season lineup for 2003”

Binzume Yousei, Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and so on… titles we’ve forgotten about. Which we don’t care about. Instead you bring up the biggest titles, which frankly are the only ones that seem decent in that list imo :p

“Roll forward a decade and what is there to look forward to in the new fall season?”

Coppelion, Kill La Kill, Kyoukai no Kanata and Kyousougiga only to mention a few. There are lots of interesting titles that can go anywhere.

“What other shows have there been in the last few years that would reach out to non-otaku and get them interested in anime as a medium?”

Well, it really depends on what genre you want to recommend and to what person, but here’s some general titles I’d recommend (ignoring my opinions about them):

Attack on Titan, Fate/Zero, Hunter x Hunter, Mirai Nikki, Chihayafuru, Uchouten Kazoku, Monogatari, Chu2Koi, Hyouka and Hataraku Maou-sama. And this is basically only from the last year. There are tons of titles I’d recommend.

Attack on Titan is doing a good job at making people love anime again, it seems. Kuroko’s Basketball is also very popular. Fate/Zero too.

It’s just that these titles haven’t aired, just like Sage pointed out, in USA on Toonami just like Bebop, NGE and GitS did (do?). At least I believe so.

Kamica says:

I suggested the article on Gen Butch awhile back and you said “i’ll wait until Gargantia is over”. So uhh…maybe that?

Dark_Sage says:

For an article that I’ll actually need to defend, I’m gonna need a bit more sobriety on my side.

stushi says:

Oooh this would be fun!

Dark_Sage says:

Hmm, I think I have an idea for something to put up.

Gimme a few.

Anon says:

It’s been a few.

Dark_Sage says:

Okay, done.

Dark_Sage says:

2 AM, nada on the plate. Night time it is.

2ColouredEyes says:

Oyasumi, then.

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