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2fe7a928 No.3201[Reply]

Any of you preparing for that special time of year? 42 days away and I'm already slumped about it

f17f5123 No.3202

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>I'm already slumped about it
Not feeling it this year in particular, or you're never in the mood?

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9b995efc No.3180[Reply]

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9b995efc No.3191

I mean, the story and the feeling CAN be replicated in animated fashion. You just really have to find the right guy to do it. Someone who isn't afraid to make an extended scene about something that is normal day to day life, but given fresh air from Yotusba's joy.

7bcf22f9 No.3193

I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying I don't see it.
As you say, it would have to include long, slow scenes of very little happening drawn with care and detail to convey very specific moods. I think Sketchbook Full Colors has scenes just like that, and if I remember correctly they worked very well.

You know what? You're convincing me, kinda.

58f126df No.3198

Azumanga had scenes like this too.

859d6b5e No.3199

I know, but for some reason I keep thinking about Sketchbook Full Colors.
Maybe because the music of that show, it was very good music.

c41dfa79 No.3200

Oh yeah, I actually forgot about Sketchbook Full Colors.

I know you already said it, but I just kind of glossed over the title as one I was familiar with, without really stopping to remember what the series was about.

I think I still have the episodes on my PC somewhere… With my rewatching of Azumanga, Sketchbook might also warrant a rewatching.

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26ce5cb2 No.3115[Reply]

I got to thinking about Azumanga Daioh tonight, and I realized it's made a bigger impression on me than I realized.

It was my first exposure to Japan outside of the things everyone knows, like Godzilla, Pokemon, and sushi. It's what inspired me to start learning Japanese, and to learn more about Japanese culture.

I've seen several anime over the years, but none of them have stuck with me like Azumanga Daioh has.

And then I got to thinking about Yotsuba&!. When it first started, people on this board tended to regard it as a pale predecessor to Azumanga Daioh. People liked it, but thought it didn't stand up to the previous series.

I was thinking to myself that I don't think that's the case anymore. I think Yotsuba&! surpassed Azumanga Daioh years ago and I never even realized it.
In it you can find all the same themes and storytelling and humor that you get in Azumanga Daioh, but there's so much more opportunity for storytelling. Azumanga was limited in scope because of its main characters being in high school, but Yotsuba&! could theoretically go on for ever at the rate time progresses.

Does anyone else feel like Yotsuba&! has surpassed Azumanga?
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50a588eb No.3189

It's not deviant, it's just a conversation about the characters from the show and how they're seen today.

The conversation about condoms was kinda deviant, but then again someone brought up Danbo condoms and that by itself is an abomination.

28265d86 No.3192

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we've received several reports of adult suggestions about Miura, this is an ongoing investigation. IPs have been logged, you'll be contacted further if the investigation has more questions. Miurra's safety is our concern here

2aa7dc9f No.3194

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>adult suggestions about Miura
Some adult suggestions about Miura have been made by Miura herself. Why does she wanna drink beer?

But still, Miura is pure-a. She's just a bit cheeky, but still just a child. Condom manufacters are not children and should know better.

Speaking of underage drinking, how come no one tried it in Azumanga? Tomo said she wanted, but she didn't really. She just watched her teacher drink and become erotic.
Those weren't normal teens.

1e049f73 No.3195

Lol. I do not recall her making any such suggestions.

I haven't finished Azu yet, but I think i've seen most of the clips. It's true- not to sound dirty or anything- but teenagers like to break the rules and do dirty things. Not that I'd really want to think about any of them doing that, that's relegated to private matters.

2aa7dc9f No.3197

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>I haven't finished Azu yet
Oh crap, did I spoil you?
Hope I didn't.
>teenagers like to break the rules
I guess that makes Tomo the most normal of the gang, huh? Scary thought.
And now you can be as normal as Tomo, with this whimsical, fun, normal mask.

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760620aa No.1[Reply]

After the sudden closure of wakachan.org, I have volunteered to continue hosting the /azu/ board.

This board is running on vichan https://github.com/vichan-devel/vichan/, a fork of Tinyboard, itself a popular PHP-based replacement to aging imageboard software such as Wakaba. Tinyboard+vichan offers a host of usability features that Wakaba does not. Because no code is shared between these projects, it is not possible to import the old posts. However, I believe the advantages offered by vichan are an acceptable trade-off.

I am in contact with the former administration of wakachan.org to retrieve a backup of /azu/ from before its closure. Pending transfer of the old site data, I will attempt to create a read-only mirror archive of the old site and reinstate the random header images.

As a reminder, this is a work-safe board.

This post will be updated with further information as requested.
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67712dc0 No.3166

>I am surprised I found it at all
Same. I don't even remember how I found it.

11c7c5c5 No.3167

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maybe through this credit page that Yotsuba Scans used to add to chapters?

d0db9997 No.3168

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ah yes, Ralen may in fact have been the key word

67eec02e No.3188

Maybe, now that I think about it.

I think that if you type azu plus the letter R, Google autocompletes "Ralen"

151dfeae No.3190

I would check this, but, I'm already here- soooo

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ccad1a14 No.3128[Reply]

Yotsuba monthly calendars have returned after like 5 years
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f47b8767 No.3177

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So… the way I see it, when you wear one of those Danbo condoms your dick either is supposed to be inside Miura, or your dick is supposed to be Miura…

Neither option is good and I don't see a third one.

cb9a4cc0 No.3178

I've seen enough videos to know that squared, pixelated junk is the norm in Japan.

06965989 No.3179

well that's just downright dirty and detestable.

94d1e0b6 No.3181

obvsly Shimau is the legal and appropriate choice

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f3bc29a8 No.3075[Reply]


Doing the Inspirobot text last time was fun, so I'm going to do that again.
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e63557e1 No.3143

Looks like a penguin to me. Like a bit of a fucked up penguin.

5764eb4d No.3144

Fuuka is so kind and pure. Maybe she is actually a Buddha.

9b37d08f No.3151

Fuuka may very well be my favorite character in manga.
Ena is just as kind but less dorky. Fuuka wins because of that.

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1d19cd9c No.3159[Reply]

Shuri Castle has been destroyed by a fire.


It was one of the Okinawan landmarks visited by the cast of AzuDai, along with Shureimon (one of the castle's two gates) where the 2000 yen bill scene happened.

I hope it can be rebuilt, I hope to visit Okinawa someday.

cb724988 No.3160

No doubt they'll rebuild it. They're gonna rebuild Cathédrale Notre-Dame and they're gonna rebuild Shuri Castle too, I'm sure.

Terrible thing to happen, but I'm sure they'll rebuild it.

4369354d No.3161

Still a tragedy, but after reading this part of the article, it doesn't seem like as big of a loss. now

>It burnt to the ground during World War Two.

>The main hall was restored in 1992

d3af0bdd No.3164

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Imagine being someone in 2119 when it burns down again, then he reads "it's burned down twice before". It's like the feeling you get when you go to the Ford theater to see where Abraham Lincoln died and you realize that's a replica as well.

434b1c3d No.3169

Thanks for the news, I was able to use this in my Japanese class yesterday.

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ee42fe9f No.1666[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Old thread is here:

Last month's issue was the end of that chapter, and the old thread is almost full, so this seemed like a good time to start a new chapter.
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dc948dc8 No.3043

Okay, I looked back at the raws for these two chapters, and they're actually referring to different things.

In chapter 3, Miu says that whenever Matsuri looks behind her, she looks over her right shoulder too often.
The most common reference I can find to this is a belief that says if a person looks over their right shoulder when you call their name, they see you in a sexual/romantic way.
If they look over their left shoulder, they just see you as a regular person.

I'm not sure how this is applicable to white hair, though. The closest I can figure is that it's just a mild general insult to say someone looks over their right shoulder too much when they look back.

In chapter 51, the sign on her back literally says, "Turning (as around a corner) to the right."

I don't know if it has any cultural significance, but it looks like this is just similar to a generic "Kick me" sign.
Like a car that forgets to turn its blinker off, Matsuri is perpetually walking around with a sign on her back that says, "I'm about to turn right."
It's funny because then she actually does turn right.

6bf61f60 No.3044

Wow, thanks for looking into that.

Another bit of context that I missed on the first reading was when Nobue assures Miu and Matsuri that it's ok to drive because she got her license on her 16th birthday. I looked it up, and while she might have a license to drive her moped, you have to be 18 to drive a car in Japan. That explains the later frame where she's staring down the toll booth attendant.

I guess Nobue just has no respect for age restrictions.

6bf61f60 No.3046


It's kind of sweet to see Nobue and Miu working together to get on Chika's nerves (in a loving way of course) instead of getting on each other's nerves.

I would have loved to see that shopping trip, though. Would Miu be on her best behavior because she's getting the one-on-one attention she craves, or would shenanigans spiral out of control without the other girls around to absorb some of the chaos?

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b4bb90b5 No.3163

I love Miu. Happy Halloween!

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4420c824 No.2736[Reply]

We're past due for a new Azuma tweets thread.
The last one stopped bumping, and I've fallen behind on translating Azuma's tweets since he went quiet for such a long time.
Previous thread at >>146

Here's this year's Wonder Festival art.
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4d30e947 No.3153


So, he's going all Robert Jordan on us then.

64b6d98c No.3154

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What exactly is his illness? Maybe it's not lethal, just debilitating.

48f2c298 No.3157

Lolicon is rarely fatal.

c12a6363 No.3158

If that was the disease everyone mentions Barasui having, wouldn't he be drawing more instead of less?
>rarely fatal
Wait… you mean some times it is?
Oh my gah!

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fd178460 No.3109[Reply]

How often does Yotsubato& come out? How frequently are chapters released? Do you know when the next chapter will come out? Thanks.
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1b801637 No.3112

Forgot to mention- not every issue of the magazine contains Yotsuba&. The series to be included are announced ahead of time earlier in the month.

c2de9458 No.3113

Also, at the last page of each chapter, it says when is the next chapter going to be published.
We learned not to pay attention to it because most of the time it's plainly wrong.

2f48582e No.3123

I was unaware that it was published in a monthly magazine, but seeing how yeah that fits the trend of the way they release other things it seems to fit.

Ha. That's too bad really. Seems like I casually read though a few chapters a day for month what took over 10 years to make. I thought mangaka worked like crazy?

6e2259ac No.3124

Some artists take longer than others. There's weekly and monthly manga publications & Azuma Kiyohiko works for the latter.
He also does the merchandise and will often revise and expand chapters after they've been published in the magazine Dengeki Daioh for the collected editions.

As for why Yotsubato chapters come out sporadically, here's some guesses-
-He's been doing manga for more than 20 years and is in his 50's.
-He's a perfectionist and doing gentle, humorous, slice of life stories with detailed backgrounds takes a while to do.
If it takes him 2 days to do a page, plus art for merchandise, outside commissions (like the Wonderfest posters he does), revising chapters for the collected editions plus painting covers for them and the time he puts into the Yotuba merchandising company Yotuba Sutaizo, you can see why he might not be able to put out chapters regularly (even with the help of background art assistants)

Currently he's over half way done with Yotsuba& vol. 15 and he started the series 16 years ago, so it's averaged out to almost 1 volume a year.

I do think he went through a few periods where he took time off from the series.

429ec16d No.3127

If you think Yotsuba is published slowly, be glad you don't follow Ichigo Mashimaro, lol. The author was dealing with some health issues for awhile, and there would be long gaps (IIRC there were some over a year) followed by three-page chapters at times.

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