Since One Piece is back on /jam/ for the time being, instead of making threads for the big three let's just make one big Shonen Jump thread for everything Jump related, like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, World Trigger, Assassination Classroom. Stuff like that.
People always hate on the noodle people, which has always confused me because a large part of what made Geass the sensation it was (best internetwide simulwatch of all time) was that strange theatrical style it had. And the reason it had that style is because Lelouch (a lot of characters, but particularly Lelouch) was made entirely out of joints.
I saw a clip of an anime and I really would like to know what it is....
The clip shows first a young women in a red armor top, form fitting with brown shorts and a wicked dagger, she has white short hair in a loose ponytail, she flicks her ponytail, looks across stone pillar outdoor area at other young lady who has dark hair, short, with a white bikini top and 2 gold semi autos, dark haired girl starts shooting...white haire girl is running at her, bullets are kinda anime 3d as they pass, white haired girl gets to dark hair and they both end up with dagger/gun at each others head...
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Fairly generic, but for recent stuff, that sounds like something reminiscent of Blade & Soul (what little I've seen, anyway). The clothing doesn't match but the MC has white hair+ponytail. Don't suppose you have a link to the clip? Is it more of a current art style or something more from the 80s/90s? Recall any discerning emblems/lines?
Also, this shoulda gone in the general thread, but w/e.
Why do Japanese animations ALWAYS feature characters eating food at some point? All Studio Ghibli animations have a scene, so do Paprika, Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, The girl who laept through time, 5cm per second, and even Akira. I have actually downloaded and watched about 15 random anime series just to test my observation and it's true. The only exception I've found so far is the original Ghost in the Shell. Is this some cultural thing I'm not familiar with? As for western counterparts, only Ratatouille and a half a dozen titles come to mind.
>>89036 Or how Invader Zim practically revolved around snack foods. And South Park almost always has scenes of Cartman eating as well. Bugs Bunny is almost never seen not eating a carrot, the Coyote's trap for the Road Runner is usually bird seed which we see him eat, any Cat and Mouse duo (say Tom and Jerry, or Mr. Jinx and Trixie and Dixie) tend to be in conflict over the mouse stealing and eating food, and likewise Chip and Dale's conflicts tend to be about them stealing fruit or nuts or the like from orchards. Scooby Doo could never be talked into solving a mystery without some sort of food being offered, and generally both he and Shaggy ate throughout the episode regardless.
I mean really just....food is a constant in all cultures. It's a "people sit in chairs" level trope.
Meals are also universally-understood gathering areas, so they're useful in bringing together a group of people to talk about something (or have something announced to them). The narrative doesn't have to explain anything special about people gathering for a meal, as opposed to gathering in some random street.
As for on the go, snacking is a normal part of life. Imagine that you never saw characters blink; after a while it would be odd that you never see them eat, especially on long journeys.
And specific eating habits make for easy tropes to expand a character without going into large backstory. For Ed, Edd, and Eddy are always doing their scams to get money for jawbreakers, but rarely did they actually get the candy. The food was merely a motivation for getting the money with is the McGuffin used to set up all of their plots. No one cares for nor needs any more explanation than "they love jawbreakers", and everything follows.
It's about a superhero named Captain Boomerang throwing his boomerang at invading aliens who want to eat human sex energy for food, the aliens also happen to be genetically cloned humans or maybe not with amnesia that can be fixed via alien kissing.
It's hilarious how it could be so boring.
It's worst sin is having a ridiculously long gattai sequence with no real interesting mecha battles to back it up. It doesn't earn that gattai at all.
I really hope that the feud between UQ Holder and Fate's crew is actually over some stupidly petty grudge match between Fate and Eva. Like, the reason we don't see the various other non/demihumans and robots from Negima who should still be alive is because they're too mature to form secret clubs and squabble.