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The state of anime from some of the greatest poducers of the Genre
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Posted 8/7/10

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Maou068 wrote:

Those directors/creators spoke the truth! I've been watching anime for more than a decade and I've seen all kinds of genres and plots including anime from the late 70's. It seems that anime nowadays are just mere clones from 80's and 90's and indeed they compensate their lack of originality with fanservice, fancy animation and flashy fight scenes.

Having been watching anime since the late 70's, I would have to say Code Geass and Death Note seemed rather original to me.

Admittedly, that is only 2 examples, but "lack of originality" is not unique to anime. It is present in all entertainment media.



Indeed. Every story has at least one archetype that they use as a model, however, what I meant to say that most creators stick to the 'tried and true' generic plot lines thus making it less original. The 2 anime that you mentioned earlier are original only because Byronic Heroes are uncommonly used in anime and not to mention that the author/creator put a lot of effort that their work are fresh and unique while their contemporaries stick to the well trodden road of popular plot lines.


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I thought Senkou no Night Raid and Tokyo Magnitude 8 were nice but nobody is watching them.
Instead everybody is watching Strike Witches (Is it based on a manga?) or some boobalicious pantsulicious anime. Today audiences luv ecchi and fanservice stuff (which a NEW genre of COMEDY) that is why anime produced are gearing towards this genre. $$

Anyways, anime made based on manga are still pack a punch except for a few fillers.Like Mushishi, Ghost Hunt, Monster and of course the 3 Big Shounen Titles
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Posted 8/7/10

trc_lover wrote:

I thought Senkou no Night Raid and Tokyo Magnitude 8 were nice but nobody is watching them.
Instead everybody is watching Strike Witches (Is it based on a manga?) or some boobalicious pantsulicious anime. Today audiences luv ecchi and fanservice stuff (which a NEW genre of COMEDY) that is why anime produced are gearing towards this genre. $$

Anyways, anime made based on manga are still pack a punch except for a few fillers.Like Mushishi, Ghost Hunt, Monster and of course the 3 Big Shounen Titles

One item that could be hurting the popularity of Senkou no Night Raid and Tokyo Magnitude 8 vs. Strike Witches is that the latter is licensed and the former is not.

Regarding whether Strike Witches is based on a manga, that did come first, but was not the origin point. From Wikipedia:

....is a mixed-media project originally created by Humikane Shimada via a series of magazine illustration columns. It was later adapted into two light novel series, three manga series, an anime OVA, and a televised anime series.

Personally, when I have found a series to exceed simply "liked it" status (Netflix rating), more often than not, it is based on a light novel, not a manga.

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Posted 8/11/10
I think anime is just going through a phase. It will get back to it's feet.
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Posted 8/11/10
sad, sad truth....
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that is really sad to hear :(
most animes now basically have the same type of storyline, and it gets old
Code Geass was awesome though, really liked it
people these days won't buy the DVDs anymore because there's internet and anime-hosting sites
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I can't say I have been watching anime long, maybe about 4 years, but you do see re-occuring themes, especially in the more recent works. However, you do find some better executed then others. I think Eden of the East was pretty original. And I enjoyed Bakemonogatari...I don't know why it was quoted as unoriginal, unless that was aimed at its storyline, because the animation and execution of the show was definitely not the norm.

I think you find lack of originality in every source of entertainment nowadays, and only a select few that really shine. I mean, most songs you hear on the radio sound the same, most movies are remakes (or made from comics - gotta love the superhero revival!), and Steven King and Dean Koontz are pretty much out of ideas (Dean had to resort to remaking Frankenstein in the 21st century...). Anyways, you still find brilliant works out there, just have to keep looking for it.
If everything were brilliant and original we would have no basis of comparison and then it would still end up all the same, and we would be right back where we started...
Sorry I'm rambling...(lol)
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i just want to ask: \

what are "Sakuga Fags?"
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Posted 8/13/10

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

i just want to ask: \

what are "Sakuga Fags?"


I think that you are referring to people who are obsessed with high degree of animation.

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Posted 8/13/10 , edited 8/13/10

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Hmmmmm. I find it kind of Ironic. A bunch of business people complaining that anime has become too commercial. Maybe if these business people quit the business we will have less massed marketed anime flooding the market, and it will go back to being what it used to be, art made for the sake of art created by artists who just care about making their art.


you do realize those are famed directors yes?

rather ok i see what you mean now
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Posted 8/13/10
Masashi Kishimoto is the greatest mangaka of all-time
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I really understand what most people are saying as I've seen it in a lot of things: A lack of originality(Fanfiction, books, movies, ect.)

My take on it is people can't really think of anything and while looking for something that works almost end up copying something else.

On most forums about anime I've seen, most of the resent ones have said something like "This anime copied this" or "This is a mixture of this and this"
I now stick to mostly Manga. Ya, don't I have the best solutions!.....I hope you understand sarcasm.
Out of the anime and manga I've read/watched I'd say the most original is Ghost Hunt.(I read the manga first...to me it's scarier) I know there's a lot supernatural stuff, but ghost hunt stands out to me when you add some of the background stuff...But then again it's based of a novel..hm...
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Posted 8/13/10 , edited 8/13/10

confuser987 wrote:

Even if you change the name of a protagonist, if you have the basic story the same as the other it is plagarism thus they should not allow to make it and especially not release it to the general public.

If this is when these element are prominent, let this period end and the era begin.


With that said, what is the first anime to use the element s that will be continously be used.
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