Still using flip phones
Why can't Japan into technology? Is there not a single Apple/Samsung store in all of nipland? For christ sakes the rest of the world stopped using that shit a decade ago
Why can't Japan into technology? Is there not a single Apple/Samsung store in...
Questioning Glorious Nippon
Haganai is from 2011, and there are plenty of smartphones in anime anyway.
Animators don't like drawing people holding smart phones. Maybe its too hard or smartphones are like holding a square to the animators.
For what reason?
Fuck smartphones. They're big, they don't respond well to your input, and they all look the same.
Because that series is old, dumbass
implying flip phones can't be smart phones
Japan had different phones from the rest of the world until very recently apple and co ruined their local phone culture.
Miyazaki hates smartphones because the gesture is like masturbation.
Miyazaki has many shitty opinions and seems like a generally terrible asshole.
Alright, this ones from R:Z, happy?
text hovering above the telephone
What's the point of making a hologram flip phone?
I don't think a smart phone is any harder to draw than a flip phone.
Again, they are not dumb phones.
Stop being so uneducated.
Because flip phones are cooler.
Flip phones are moe.
Only retards use smart phones that's for sure.
No one cares.
Then what is this thread about?
It's all about the age of the source material, genius.
And anyway, the manga gave subaru a newer phone
They don't like having screens scratched and smartphones are simply too big.
they're like me and like to pretend they're using a TOS star trek communicator
Daily reminder that a nokia phone bunker will save us all from the impending apocalypse.
That's backwards trend. There was a time when iPhone and Samsung was trendy. Nowadays it goes back to flipphones.
There flip phones that are more powerful than samsung / apple especially at cost:price ratio is probably why.
i kinda want a flip phone or any oldschool phone with buttons just because i prefer a greater tactile sensation when typing stuff. the only downside would be browsing the internet without touchscreen which is pretty huge per se so idk
Implying you can't have both physical button and touch screen.
Sadly most manufacture today prefer to not doing something out of the standard too keep cost.
Blackberry still can get them right, too bad their OS is deprecated.
Why do they have phones if they have no friends?
They have a more distinctive and recognizable silhouette. Anime and manga are visual mediums where this is beneficial.
Their flip phones are smart phones, but these days the usual rectangular design is more popular in Japan already.
Animation has rupes about drawing what people associate with a concept whenever possible. For example, for a long time after flatscreen was normal, people would still think of the bulky crt screens in their minds when they heard the word tv, so animators animated that, I don't remember the justification for this logic, I just remember it's a thing.
In Japan these days, you're a creepy weirdo if you don't have an iPhone.
iPhones are super popular in Japan now and have been for a few years, they will probably creep their way into all the artwork soon enough
What if you're a creepy weirdo with an iPhone?
Came here to say this.
OP, those flip phones ARE smartphones. Japan is where everyone basically lives on their phone, of course they have the latest phone technology. Just because it doesn't look like your iPhone doesn't mean it's not a smartphone. They were prevalent in Japan years before they exploded in the west.
ITT: No keitai posting
Im impressed /a/nons, this seemed like the kind of thread to get the constant cell posters bringing their shitty memes.
Because it aired years ago and it's based off an LN from even further back as is the case with alot of Anime. Some studios choose to update it though.
Anyway the reason people still use flip phones is because; they like normal sized buttons and hate smudging screens (Also alot of people can't get touch screens to work reliably (something about their bodies constitution)), longer battery life, they don't need the stupid shit smart phones include they just want to make calls, google something now and again as well as use google maps in an emergency, also less bulky and more durable (You can drop them with it becoming unusable).
You ruined it.
tfw the only anime phone cases are for jewphones
The flip phones keyboard is more convenient for typing japanese characters fast. See : left.
Whereas the rest of the world can have the entire keyboard on the screen, that's not really possible for japanese alphabets. So for them it's the same layout as on flipphones except now you can mistakenly press another key because they're not real buttons and are close to each other.
implying anyone uses that crappy keyboard if it wasn't for it's one handed advantiges...
All Japanese I've met so far use this type of keyboard.
All Japanese I've met so far use this type of keyboard.
You need s wider sample to form a trend.
About 90 samples are not perfect but should show a trend.
n=90 for a population of 127 million people
Keitai finds a way!
Show me your thousands of samples first, smartass.
You were the one who pulled out anecdotal evidence, bub.
I find actual keys to be easier to use in english too. And you wouldn't have those big ass screens filling your pocket just because the virtual keyboard needs more space to actually work
SENA THE BEST
That's really unusual. Usually Japan is resistant to foreign markets. They froze the Western world out of their automobile market.
Murican car a shit
Nah they're pretty good. I'd drive a Ford if I were in the market for a new car.
That's because only Germany and Japan have ever made good cars.
sony's full screen keyboard
I fucking hated it, it replaces the field you were typing in for a blank screen because the damn keyboard is just so fucking bit it takes 60% of the screen
Germany has no market in Japan either.
And Ford + GM command a sizable market share in Europe.
It has nothing to do with quality. The Japanese government shields their market from foreign competition.
Because they have displacement taxing, anything above 2.0L of displacement gets the gas-guzzler tax, and most decent western cars are far above the 2.0L since muricans still believe there is no replacement for displacement so their cars are usually over 2.0, most popular cars in murica are over 3.0L in displacement
Meanwhile in Yurope, anything below the 2.0L is a tiny comute car for yuropoors, cars that japan does way better than Yurope
Also, japan goes easier on taxes if you drive a K car, so 0.6L cars, that no one but them make (Damlier used to make a 0.6L Smart Car for japan, but because it was so expensive, no one bought it)
no market in japan
full of mid size Benz and BMWs because they think its what rich people should drive
It's kinda expensive I think but I still got a smart phone here