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When anime gets bad Rep Is it the anime or the fans?
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Posted 9/6/08
anime rating depends on the viewers....so i think it is the fans....but yet again,it all depends on the anime itself.....is it a nice story or not.....
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Posted 9/6/08
both at times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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32 / M / Iamboredistan
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Posted 9/6/08
It can be both or the fans. But then in some cases its cool the hate a certain anime.
I don't think there has been a rubbish [this term is subjective] anime with a large following...
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Both, to get away from the naruto discussion: There is a lot of pointless Anime out there especially all those heavily merchandise oriented shows who are rather advertisements for toystuff than anything else (YuGiOh, Pokemon, Digimon etc pp). Even though some of them seemed to develop into some shows that could be taken seriously but most dont.
I think its a lot of that crap that gave anime its bad rep.

Where I live (Germany) Anime has quite a bad reputation.
On one hand its because of the tv stations who usually air the mentioned above stuff plus some shounen stuff like Naruto or the DB Series. Therefore Anime gets pushed in the "Kiddie corner" and the fans are looked down at as such.

On the other hand you must admit that they are also getting a lot of attention from the kiddies here who watch that stuff, demand more and start calling themselves anime experts after having watched DBZ, YuGiOh and some Naruto. Therefor the Animefanbase here is quite dominated by kiddies for those who are into more mature content (and i am not talking about pr0n here) are usually us internet-nerds who have access to a larger bandwith of anime (and usually speak english, a thing most of the kiddes dont).

Having such a kiddie dominated scene of course also kills the reputation of anime fans who get thrown in the same bowl with the "narutards" and such.

You can also not just blame the kiddies, some of the older guys and gals in the scene don't even fight back anymore, rather they start adopting the behaviour of those 14-15 year kids and again the reputation is ruined.

This also causes that the more elaborate stuff is rarely known here. People know Cowboy Bebop here because it was on MTV Germany for a while but thats kinda it. But as long the "general public" does not know that anime is a lot more than Yu Gi Oh and such, the TV stations won't react to it. So the only thing you can do here as a fan kinda is, try to convince your friends you're not a total nerd, try to get some of the quality stuff together (which also sucks because not all is availiable on dvd over here and import is f***in expensive) and invite them over... So i could win over some people who before had nothing to do with anime... still its just small steps and yeah at least a few less people looking down on us...
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Posted 9/6/08
i would have to say both
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25 / M / Mexico
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Posted 9/6/08
both
and if you want explanations, I think that SimplyBill just explained more than enough
Posted 9/6/08
it depends on the audience and who's watching it.
i mean my 15 year old bro loves naruto however i reacon it's stupid cause naruto never dies
i like anime with more hot guys in it ^^ anime suits different pplz tastes.. it's basically the audiences opinion..
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Posted 9/7/08
it's technically the fans

when anime fans talk about it in the real world, it is usually portrayed as the violence and hentai being the prominent features to an untrained ear. although to us trained fans it is just recounting a humorous moment or cool scene. besides what is anime without a little sex or violence. Even Pokemon has it (brock hitting on women and pokemon battles).
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