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does anime take it too far?
Posted 5/30/08
do the limits get pushed in anime to the extreme?
for example: people getting bullied. in alot of anime when the bully comes into play it can lead to extreme violence. even to girls. ive seen anime where there was two guys beating up on this one girl. i dont know about you but i think that its a little much.
another example: the term "gangster" alot of urban "gangsters" in anime are your typical bad guy. but they always take it to the extreme. if you even touch them by accident they would take you somewhere with a huge gang of people and beat you half dead. once again. a little extreme

i understand that its to establish a solid basis for a vilian, but there are limits to how evil you can get. in all honesty not everyone is going to beat up a small child just because they might have spilled something on you. or they werent treating you like a god.
your thoughts?
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Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
what do you mean people getting bullied for likeing anime? oh sorry yeah, somtimes anime charitars are to evil
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Posted 5/30/08
who cares it's just a cartoon
but that thing about the girl getting beat up by 2 guys would make me angry but as i said it's just a cartoon
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Posted 5/30/08
well some times yea but most of the anime is pretty realistic. Because a leader of an group(yakuza or other evil organizations) have to look tough in their followers' eyes or they'll have no authority. And if youre a bad guy you can't show anyweakness or your followers will rebel against you...But some times it's really unrealistic
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Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
Just like in movies/books/television shows.
Of course it does, the idea is to instill emotions within the viewer.

As for your comment about "How evil", there have been some very evil people in history, but I agree that they need to have motive to act like they do, otherwise it just seems lacking. A good writer should have made it so their actions are believable.

A good example of evil with purpose would be prince zuko in avatar.
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Posted 5/30/08
well it would be nice if there was a little less of it but it makes the anime what it is
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Posted 5/30/08
The anime's see today or the past often revolve the world we live in sometimes. If you think anime pushes its limits; you should first think where writers get their ideas from. Sometimes they get it from imagination for certain parts of animes BUT some parts often involve historical events or even the present. Think about it.
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Posted 5/30/08
When I see a character (most likely the protagonist) being bullied by someone (most likely the antagonist) in a flashback, personally, I enjoy it. Not in the way I like seeing someone suffer but somehow it's entertaining to see the world at it's worst, and at some point, I even cry. Anyways, I think of all the shounen and shoujo cliches with cliche emo pasts and yes, I think they are over doing it a bit. But hey, they're for little kids, maybe thats the reason. AND it's fictional, which by the way means it's not real. o.o However, if you are smart and decide to mature and take a step up, you'll discover lots of animes are in fact very realistic. >.> Some situations in anime can or do take place in reality.

Something that is very realistic and "taking it a bit too far..." Grave of the Fireflies. Trust me, you will cry your guts out when you watch this movie. I know I did. T.T It takes place during World War II in Japan. We get to see how the protagonist dies. Not a spoiler by the way, you know he dies at the first few minutes of the series. It's horrible, they way they suffered, their what seems like a heartless aunt. But seriously, the aunt is very realistic. In a time where there is a war taking place, of course you prioritize your own family's survival over lets say in their situation, their sister's children. Everything sad in this movie, how much the two siblings suffered...it all seems too sad to be true but it is VERY VERY realistic and I'm guessing quite a bit of people actually experienced something like Grave of the Fireflies during that time. Oh, and the original story was actually written by someone that wrote the story as an apology for his sister.
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Posted 5/30/08
Heeeeh? Do you think that that kind of thing doesn't happen in real life? You've got a real optimistic view of the world, if you think these anime are making it up. Unfortunately, optimism and the real world don't meet eye to eye as often as most would like.
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Posted 5/30/08
Hmmm... thats how some people are.... extreme.... haha
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anime_otaku-nerd wrote:

When I see a character (most likely the protagonist) being bullied by someone (most likely the antagonist) in a flashback, personally, I enjoy blah. Not in the way I like seeing someone suffer but somehow it's entertaining to see the world at it's worst, and at some point, I blah cry. Anyways, I think of all the shounen and shoujo cliches with cliche emo pasts and yes, I think they are over doing it a bit. But hey, they're for little kids, maybe thats the reason. AND it's blah, which by the way means it's not real. o.o However, if you are smart and decide to mature and take a step up, you'll discover lots of animes are in fact very realistic. >.> Some situations in anime can or do take place in reality.

Something that is very realistic and "taking blah blah too far..." Grave of blah Fireflies. Trust me, you will cry your guts out blah you watch this movie. I know I did. T.T It takes place during World War II in Japan. We get to see how the protagonist dies. Not a spoiler by the way, you blah he dies at the first few minutes of the series. It's horrible, they way they blah, their what seems like a heartless aunt. But seriously, the aunt is very realistic. In a time where there is a war taking place, of course you prioritize your own family's survival over lets say in their situation, their sister's children. Everything blah in this movie, how much the two siblings suffered...it all seems too sad to be true but it is VERY VERY realistic and I'm guessing quite a bit of people actually experienced something like Grave of the Fireflies blah that time. Oh, and the original story was blah blah blah written by someone that wrote the story as an apology for his sister.


For some reason i enjoyed those blahs xD
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Posted 5/30/08
nope....
my opinion....
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Posted 5/30/08

zfpinoy wrote:

For some reason i enjoyed those blahs xD


Thank you for giving the right amount of attention to the post that took me forever to type out. o.o
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anime_otaku-nerd wrote:


zfpinoy wrote:

For some reason i enjoyed those blahs xD


Thank you for giving the blah amount of blah blah blah post that took me bla-ever to type o-lah. o.o
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Don't worry. editing it give the right amount of attention ^_^
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Posted 5/30/08

ginyu-force wrote:

do the limits get pushed in anime to the extreme?
for example: people getting bullied. in alot of anime when the bully comes into play it can lead to extreme violence. even to girls. ive seen anime where there was two guys beating up on this one girl. i dont know about you but i think that its a little much.
another example: the term "gangster" alot of urban "gangsters" in anime are your typical bad guy. but they always take it to the extreme. if you even touch them by accident they would take you somewhere with a huge gang of people and beat you half dead. once again. a little extreme

i understand that its to establish a solid basis for a vilian, but there are limits to how evil you can get. in all honesty not everyone is going to beat up a small child just because they might have spilled something on you. or they werent treating you like a god.
your thoughts?


I'm interested in any specific Animes you have in mind that have this bullying or gangster stuff. I'm not so sure it's any different than live-action Hollywood movies. So, which shows are you thinking about?
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