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Why do people hate anime?
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Posted 7/26/08
they secretly like it.
they just don't wanna admit it to the world
cuz they think anime is childish.
pssh. just watch. they're probably a more anime-addict than anyone of us here.
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i dont think that they hate it, they probably just dont watch it.
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I think people don't like anime because they think that it caters to people's emotions too much the way teen idols or dramas do. People get too into animation where it becomes a subculture/lifestyle although it's just a bunch of drawings made by some cartoonists. Of course, these are stereotypes; but we all know that most stereotypes are created from some truth. I doubt people "hate" anime though. The gratuitous sex appeal of characters and over the top cuteness, shyness, and childish humor do get a bit overbearing at times. That's a major reason why even non-anime viewers enjoy and appreciate Miyazaki films. Great messages, great animation, artistic, ground-breaking, transcendent scores, and magnificent vision. Most other mainstream Japanese animation cater to those who don't quite fit in and with characters they can relate to or things that showcase a fantasy, glamorous life in Japan. ie. Love Hina, Chobits, Fruits Basket, Bleach, Melancholy of whatever her name is, Vandread, etc. And those who aren't into that are drawn into animes that either shout anti-conformism or the "ever popular" make something so cool and catering to testosterone-driven guys who wish they had those powers or skills (ie. Hellsing, Trigun, Gundam, Dragon Ball, Death Note).

Not that I'm saying that any of these anime are bad. I'm actually listing popular, award winning shows that I have seen some episodes of as well. But, there are more than one scenes in each where I'm forced to roll my eyes at the obvious attempt to draw certain people with either: sex, beauty, flashiness, romance, popularity, an escape, stress-release, feeling of power, etc. I'm not surprised since the majority of Japanese youth are going through that generational clash of the realities of conformity and social/cultural/economic pressure. Who wouldn't want to daydream about these better than reality shows?
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no seriously, those who hates anime doesn't even kno what anime is.
they just fake the hate and makes others to do the same.
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Peope shouldn't say they "hate" anime when they judge all anime based on the a few anime they watched and disliked. Some people even say they hate anime when they haven't even tried it. That just doesn't make sense. But many people say senseless things all the time in this world. We have to accept it.

There are many types of anime. I am sure people with different tastes can find something they like. But there are many other types of entertainment to choose and people have limited free time. It's perfectly reasonable that people give up on anime after they watched some anime and didn't like them. I guess most of the people described by you are such. They just say they "hate" anime without giving what they say any thought. Sometimes they just say they hate anime because some other people around them say so, while they haven't watched any themselves. You have to admit, many people are like that. It's not just on the issue of anime, but many other issues as well.
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taylorisawesome_14 wrote:

some women find it offense of how they make the women look like in some of the anime
thats why the hate it
others think its childish and or perverted


Yup, I agree.

I find two legit reasons why people can hate Anime:

1.) Anime too often has treated women REAL BADLY. This seemed to happen more often in some of the old-school Animes like the Ninja Scroll movie and the Overfiend series, which had lots of graphic violence towards women and lots of rape. There have been some more recent series like Ai Yori Aoshi, Please Twins, and Melacholy that have had too much unwanted boob grabbing in them, which isn't good.

2.) The LOLICON Anime which portrays little kids as sex objects unfortunately appears at times an accepted thing in Anime. Myself, I've only seen some mild examples in Midori Days, Strawberry Eggs, and Excel Saga (although Excel was an obvious parody of this lolicon stuff).

These kinds of Animes make the rest of us enthusiasts for the "Regular" Anime shows look Real Bad!
Posted 7/26/08

note19926 wrote:

i dont get it, a lot of people around me say that they "hate" anime when they had never even "tried" it, anime is perfectly expectable in japan, why does the US have to be so special? >:O


"perfectly expectable in japan"? Did you mean acceptable?
Yeah, it's as acceptable as animated entertainment in any culture, which, as you grow older, typically becomes less and less.


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and there are people out there who say that "anime is not the only thing in life"
well who are they to say that when most of them are run by the internet, cellphones, boy/girlfriends, etc..


Wait, what? Are you seriously comparing anime to personal relationships? The internet I can understand, but how can you compare watching cartoons with actual social activity? It's like playing ping pong in a football field, the two can't really be compared so well.


note19926 wrote:

so the big question is
WHATS WRONG WITH LIKING ANIME? IS IT A CRIME?


No, there's nothing wrong with it, some people just proclaim it as the greatest thing since sliced bread, which causes those who don't enjoy it, and even some of those who do to a minor extent, to scoff at their grandiose opinions.
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when ppl say they hate anime the first thing they think about is naruto im like dude that is just a over rated anime you need to watch some others and be open some times.
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I think the people who say they hate anime relate it into Cartoons... They group it all together, therefore they believe it's childish and a waste of time... But then it's something we enjoy doing... Like if they are on the internet doing whatever, isn't that a waste of time in our view? I think they are just biased...
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dont u jsut hate anime :D(VERY sarcastic)
i eman any1 wohj hates anime must either hate drama ect any fo those real life crap isnt too realistic from the anime plus some fo thme are jsut aobut stuck up teenagers >> anime is very funny and gives a inlook on morals/values which soem people dotn liekt hat i personally hate anime that reapeat the same thing over and voer again but if they dont enless its a funny anime thye can but people who hate anime tend to hate alot mroe stuff like i liek tehcno but some people hate it >>
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I've noticed that some people are saying that anime =/= cartoons.

Yeah guys, anime = cartoons. Anime are cartoons from Japan. See what I'm getting at?

Haven't you watched like... Lucky Star? Theres not a plot.
Some anime has neither plot nor good art. :l
Some cartoons in North America have both plot and good art. :l

I don't hate anime and don't think I ever will, but I dont think it's the greatest thing ever.
That's like somebody saying that they love EVERY animated show from the US.
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note19926 wrote:

i dont get it, a lot of people around me say that they "hate" anime when they had never even "tried" it, anime is perfectly expectable in japan, why does the US have to be so special? >:O


and there are people out there who say that "anime is not the only thing in life"
well who are they to say that when most of them are run by the internet, cellphones, boy/girlfriends, etc..


so the big question is
WHATS WRONG WITH LIKING ANIME? IS IT A CRIME?


Nothing is wrong with liking anime. No, it's not a crime; otherwise, we'd all be arrested or electrified.

If those people say they hate anime without ever watching any, then they're probably jumping to conclusion. A lot of people do that when they evaluate or judge things or people. Anime isn't for everyone as people have different interests.
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Posted 7/26/08
oh i emant they tend to have a lesser outlook on shows
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Posted 7/26/08
anime is not a crime

for those who think its a crime they are...

..people who cant appreciate the good things in life

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um... i don't care about them... it's their opinion...
do i have to die just to make them like it HELL NO...
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