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Are "The Big 3" Over-Rated?
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Posted 11/25/09
Im not inciting hate here.
Just my opinion.


when you think of anime, you obviously think of your favourite.
For me, thats "The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya" i think of Haruhi.
But for the vast number of us, we think of something, or someone like "Ichigo Kurosaki" (Spelling?)
Or Luffy.

It saddns me, quite a bit.
Because people that watch "The big 3" tend to not watch the smaller, less budgeted anime.
Im in no way saying that "ANYONE TAHT WACHES N4RUTO SAWKS" Because i watch it too.
but i think that smaller Anime are kind of, being over-shadowed.
In crunchyroll, for sure.

I applaud the founder of CR, its a brilliant site.
But having banner advertising "Shippuden" gets at me a bit.
You may say, that

"These are the most watched Anime, so its common sense to advertise it"

I get what you mean.
But why cant we open the world of anime to the people who havent scratched the service.
This is my opinion, but i could name 20 Anime which are better than "The Big 3" combined.

My little rant is over.

(Yes, i know bleach and OP are not on CR, but it felt relevant, considering they're popularity..)
Posted 11/25/09 , edited 11/25/09
I think its sponsorship. $$$ They're probably paying for CR's operational expenses.

In any case, I personally prefer anime that has a foreseeable end. When you get into triple digits its time to call it a day.
Posted 11/25/09 , edited 11/25/09
I applauded your truthfulness.

You rarely see any other anime being advertised like Naruto and Shugo Chara. It's almost like CR is milking the franchise for everything its worth. There're other anime on this website who's storyline is just as good, but are rarely mentioned and the fanbase is pretty small. I love Saiyuki (never herd of it? I don't blame you). Sure the animation is low budget, but the plot is good and the characters are relatable, that's what draws me into the story.

And you know what else I can't stand? The closed-minded fans. Since all they know are "the big 3" they're less than likely to give any other show a chance, claiming that no other show can compare.


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Posted 11/25/09
I know,shows like naruto,bleach,and one piece do tend to over shadow other series.I think thats a factor in why anime has not fully reached its potential popularity.Its hard enough to get series out of Japan only to be on DVD.So many anime shows have yet to be released in other countries.And anime shows come out like every season(Spring,Summer,Fall,and Winter),thats like 25-50 shows a year!But yet they hype certain shows like Naruto or Bleach because its popular.Don't get me wrong,I like naruto,bleach and one piece.But so many shows have yet to achieve popularity outside of japan.I think all shows should be advertised equally,CR should show off some other less known anime on their home page so more people can enjoy the joy of different anime.
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Posted 11/25/09

Gaia93 wrote:

I applauded your truthfulness.

You rarely see any other anime being advertised like Naruto and Shugo Chara. It's almost like CR is milking the franchise for everything its worth. There're other anime on this website who's storyline is just as good, but are rarely mentioned and the fanbase is pretty small. I love Saiyuki (never herd of it? I don't blame you). Sure the animation is low budget, but the plot is good and the characters are relatable, that's what draws me into the story.

And you know what else I can't stand? The closed-minded fans. Since all they know are "the big 3" they're less than likely to give any other show a chance, claiming that no other show can compare.


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That was the response i was looking for!
Im into lower budget Anime, as i think that with big $$$ comes an author, who writes for money, not enjoyment.
Naruto was great at the beginning, with brilliant animation, but recently, its gotten quite clunky, and "Blocky"
some even refer to it as south park.

I could write for hours on this subject, and still not get my point across without moving onto an entirely new subject.
What i think, mainly, in all of this.

IS that Lower Budget Anime/ Manga.
Tends to have the better "Everything" Except for the all important $$$
And in turn, thats what wins the fans.
Mass advertising.

When that hidden Gem on an Anime is so close..
Your hit with Shippuden...

^^My spelling is bad, im not english :P^^
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Posted 11/25/09
so your looking for low budget? but isnt it better for a high budget anime better?
What im basically saying is , a high budget anime thats not overrated :3
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Posted 11/25/09 , edited 11/25/09
Yes, in a way, they are overrated but if you see it in a certain perspective...the big 3 are just examples of what a manga or anime should be. Just remember to watch other animes. That's all xD
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Posted 11/25/09
I wouldn't say they are over rated they do have pretty good story lines for being shonen series (otherwise they wouldn't still be going). They all have their moments when they aren't completely great but I guess it's what they've already done that keeps the fans coming back. Now as for the lower budget animes, or animes with fewer episodes (my personal opinion) I love anime's with fewer eps, one of my all time favorites is .hack//sign. Not many people can say that. But still I do have to admit that Gintama is my all time favorite, but just two weeks ago One Piece was still my all time fav. I don't think it's that people dislike the shorter series, it's just that the longer series provide similar concepts that are provided in the shorter series. It's just shorter series have quicker character development and a faster plot and conclusion. Now, that's the one thing I love about the shorter series; the conclusion, it gives me some closure...or in the case of Kurokami it just serves to piss me off more. With the longer shonen series they just keep coming up with the same concept over and over, which is why I like One Piece and Gintama, with One Piece they stay within the story line while keeping it different, and Gintama isn't really forced into any cookie cutter format.

As for my style of watching anime, I just pick something short that I can generally get through in a week or less so that I can keep watching the series that interest me as they come out week per week, excluding Naruto and Belach I kinda stopped watching those they are just a bit too repetitive. Currently re-watching: ZOIDS woohoo
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i think bleach is overrated. naruto and one piece are much better because they actually a plot. especially naruto, it has layer over layer of plot. one piece, not so much, but has some things. bleach just has enemy after enemy to defeat.
Posted 11/25/09
I find that a lot of times those who watch the big three find themselves a class above other anime fans--now I'm not saying that all people who watch them are like that (I personally like certain aspects of each, though I don't watch them regularily) or that those who dislike the big three aren't also capable of being a bit arrogant, but there is a reason the word "Narutard" was coined. :/ It's kindof like how owning your own copy of the latest madden game doesn't necessarily make you a gamer, but for some reason certain people get so overinflated just because they happen to be involved in something that is considered popular. For example, my Halo-loving boyfriend proved that he is not one of those people by trying to play Tales of Vesperia XD He wasn't very good, but at least he tried. Likwise, it'd be nice if some people who take pride in being a big three fan would try out a few things before gloating about how "Naruto is the best anime ever" or "Bleach is my life".

Also:

Chamelion117 wrote:

In any case, I personally prefer anime that has a foreseeable end. When you get into triple digits its time to call it a day.


I love this. XD It's really true. There's such a thing as too much of a good thing, my friends, and at some point you have to just let it end. Every story has a beggining, middle and end, and honestly that's what these three are lacking. Without an end, there can't be a proper climax to preceed it, and by now your partner has fallen asleep. And to be honest, if she's not awake, it truly doesn't matter how long you keep thrusting, or how big your sword is (I'm looking at you, Ichigo), if I were her, I wouldn't be there in the morning.

Anyway, thank you for minding my opinion :3 this has been very therapudic.
Posted 11/25/09 , edited 11/25/09

MR_Leach wrote:

...Without an end, there can't be a proper climax to preceed it, and by now your partner has fallen asleep. And to be honest, if she's not awake, it truly doesn't matter how long you keep thrusting, or how big your sword is (I'm looking at you, Ichigo), if I were her, I wouldn't be there in the morning.


LMAO
Posted 11/25/09

Chamelion117 wrote:


MR_Leach wrote:

...Without an end, there can't be a proper climax to preceed it, and by now your partner has fallen asleep. And to be honest, if she's not awake, it truly doesn't matter how long you keep thrusting, or how big your sword is (I'm looking at you, Ichigo), if I were her, I wouldn't be there in the morning.


LMAO


Lol, I worked really hard on that one...sadly enough.
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Posted 11/25/09
lol we say they overrated and still watch them :3.
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Posted 11/25/09 , edited 11/25/09
Its the year 2009 and people still talk about how overrated the 3 main shounen anime are... Seriously people get over it, I guarantee you that most folks who downloads/stream anime instead of watching anime on the once mighty CartoonNetWork channel, YTV, and so forth would know this key fact, so there's really no point of discussing it over and over again.

Most good anime never have the chance of airing in the United States simply because companies chooses the most popular anime that has highest potential of odds of gathering the most fans in the western country (Canada basically gets whatever the states gets when it comes to anime at least). Basically this sums down to the companies getting profit or not because anime = entertainment = business.

These next few short paragraphs are just my personal rant of today's generation with anime;
-While I don't really mind bishounen characters, having to see them in E-V-E-R-Y freaking corner in a S-H-O-U-N-E-N anime irks the crap out of me.

-Another huge problem I have with today's generation with anime is the fact that majority of anime focuses on the whole KAWAII desu~~~~
Okay I lied, its actually the ol' STUDENT by DAY and SUUPA HERO by NIGHT routine. Once in a while its okay, too bad its the complete opposite.

-The number 16 must be a lucky number in Japan because most anime have their protagonist at the age of either 16 or around it. I don't think its too much of a task for developers to show more anime with older protagonist/main cast, therefore older audiences can have their fair share of relating themselves to these older anime characters.

-My last complaint is how developer should lower the use of generic personality. I honestly think we have too much angst teens, tsundere characters (especially the females in typical shounen romance anime), and emotionless robots at our hands already.
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Posted 11/26/09
^ Haha... It's so true that it made my day.
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