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The Most realistic anime you've watched?
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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad for sure. Not just for it's presentation, but for the entire story and dialogue of a teenage life
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School Days....life lesson = DON'T CHEAT! or else.


The end result sure is more realistic than 90% of harem/school life anime, extreme though it may be.


Yeah...I don't think it's more realistic at all. If anything it's less so.


Other than the very extreme final ending it is a LOT more realistic!

Any teenage boy will do exactly what Makoto did instead of running from all that being thrown at him so easily!
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Flowers of Evil and 5 Centimeters Per Second. I cant personally relate to either of them but I can definitely see those scenarios occurring in real life.
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I've seen a lot that I agree with, but want to add:

Azumanga Daioh.

Only really unrealistic part is the elementary school kid in high school, but the comedy that comes from it is basically everyone just living their lives normally. They over the top some stuff (creepy teacher), but each character has someone I know that I can go. . . "yep, that is totally that guy". Except the teacher's driving. . . no one on earth could manage to mimic that . . . it's just unnatural
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If manga counts, I'd say "Bitter Virgin". Anything else I could think of has already been said.
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I'd say The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is pretty realistic (only the normal people part, anyways.)
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lucky star, initial d, slamdunk,
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zipzo wrote:


tommythecat wrote:


Shmojo wrote:

School Days....life lesson = DON'T CHEAT! or else.


The end result sure is more realistic than 90% of harem/school life anime, extreme though it may be.


Yeah...I don't think it's more realistic at all. If anything it's less so.


Yeah really? try fucking every single girl around you and see how they like it when they think you're being faithful.

I swear some people have this hilariously rosy outlook on humanity that just frankly doesn't exist.
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eightcar wrote:


zipzo wrote:


tommythecat wrote:


Shmojo wrote:

School Days....life lesson = DON'T CHEAT! or else.


The end result sure is more realistic than 90% of harem/school life anime, extreme though it may be.


Yeah...I don't think it's more realistic at all. If anything it's less so.


Other than the very extreme final ending it is a LOT more realistic!

Any teenage boy will do exactly what Makoto did instead of running from all that being thrown at him so easily!


Incorrect. Makoto's actions are borderline sociopathic (if not deep within the realm of it). 'Teenage boys' are certainly driven by their hormones but Makoto is a different case. He proceeds to embroider his check list with zero consideration for what he is doing. Near the end of the series he is confused why they stop being at his beck & call. That's a serious naivety that isn't simply because 'teenage boy'. Oh, and I used to be a teenage boy, much more recently than you were and much closer to the time School Days was created. I think I may have at least a little bit of insight here. My post was specifically referring to the end anyhow, so your post is wonderfully useless because you basically agreed with me.


tommythecat wrote:


zipzo wrote:


tommythecat wrote:


Shmojo wrote:

School Days....life lesson = DON'T CHEAT! or else.


The end result sure is more realistic than 90% of harem/school life anime, extreme though it may be.


Yeah...I don't think it's more realistic at all. If anything it's less so.


Yeah really? try fucking every single girl around you and see how they like it when they think you're being faithful.

I swear some people have this hilariously rosy outlook on humanity that just frankly doesn't exist.


As if I live in space and all my opinions on humanity are born of constant surveillance...yeah, just for your information, I am a human being and have lived with the rest of humanity for more than two decades just as you have so I doubt our opinions on humanity as a whole could be that far removed from one another.

I know quite a few people who have been cheated on. I happen to also know quite a few people who have cheated on others. None of them in pieces.

That doesn't mean that such a thing that is the ending of School Days has never happened because I am not a news archive, but if you ask every single person in your country who has completed high school if they knew a person who cheated and what happened as a result...well I don't think I need to tell you where the bigger % is going to reside (I'll give you a hint, it won't be the section that has anything to do with what happens in School Days).

It's not a rosy image of humanity, it's a realistic one.
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No, it isn't. Being crazy and violent or vindictive is perfectly normal in that situation because not everyone is a level headed perfect specimen of humanity. Not everyone acts beta when they feel they've been wronged.

Committing murder is a little far but pretending your pregnant? Not even remotely. More realistic things could have happened, a fight between the girls perhaps as I've seen quite a few of those about a guy getting with both of said women and for some reason it isn't him they are mad at but each other.
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No, it isn't. Being crazy and violent or vindictive is perfectly normal in that situation because not everyone is a level headed perfect specimen of humanity. Not everyone acts beta when they feel they've been wronged.

Committing murder is a little far but pretending your pregnant? Not even remotely. More realistic things could have happened, a fight between the girls perhaps as I've seen quite a few of those about a guy getting with both of said women and for some reason it isn't him they are mad at but each other.


I think this is faulty logic. Just because the ending of School Days is a realistic circumstance in and of itself, as in, it is something that could realistically happen because the details of the event are humanly achievable, doesn't actually make it realistic in that it happens realistically. I define realistic in this context as something that isn't far removed from what might happen in reality. That's what most people define realistic as in this context. When you're watching a movie and the main character makes a dumb choice, people say "That's so unrealistic! Anyone would have done this!".

The ending of School Days is not a common reality. It's a bleak and astoundingly rare circumstance (and this holds true even if we're talking about Japan, not the USA). Thus, unrealistic.

So again...to paraphrase myself, it's not as if it's unrealistic for the same reason the events in any Sci Fi harem are, it's unrealistic because it simply does not happen at a frequency worth discussing.
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It's funny you think this is unrealistic because you have no frame of reference for it to happen. If you fuck with clearly mentally unbalanced people you will get a mentally unbalanced response.

I'll need a source for the fact that murders because of cheating don't happen often because right now nothing but bullshit is flowing through those fingers
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I'm going to go with Grave of the Fireflies because its based on a true story.
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tommythecat wrote:

It's funny you think this is unrealistic because you have no frame of reference for it to happen. If you fuck with clearly mentally unbalanced people you will get a mentally unbalanced response.

I'll need a source for the fact that murders because of cheating don't happen often because right now nothing but bullshit is flowing through those fingers


What exactly is clearly mentally unbalanced about either female lead until they start devolving in to the finale? They are your garden variety high school anime trope characters up until they start descending in to the final episode. We're talking about High School kids. Crimes of passion (and in court, a temporary moment of insanity) are common all around the world in general because insanity is the go-to defense in almost any one-off non-serial murder case. Crimes of passion are not a recorded category though.

Let's inject a bit of common sense in to this since you seem to be lacking...

Comparing the # of kids who successfully graduate high school, to the # of kids who fail to do so simply because they are viciously murdered over a relationship...which do you think is the higher number?

I think it is unrealistic because the chances of such a thing happening are resoundingly low and almost unheard of.

To any incoming high school student...could it happen? Sure. Does it? Not really. Will it? Probably not. You could probably have an entire school of male high school students cheat on girls for their entire high school careers for generations without it happening. Longer.

Given the life expectancy of the planet (the human race) and the number of given attempts available...a low enough chance of it happening essentially means that it will never happen. Sure, it could happen. That doesn't make it realistic.
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The privilege of those living in a bubble is that they think reality is one way when in fact getting murdered for stupid reasons is common place in other parts of the world.

Mind breaks exist in anime and in real life.
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