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Well I guess some new animes in the 21st century are now targeting teenage viewers such as me. '80s '90s anime are pretty good but the characters are more like adults and not very interesting.
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Hmm Dragon Crisis and Kore wa Zombie isn`t centered around school.
You need to watch more then the first episode ;P
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sasukeMS wrote:
If you guys know any new or old animes that have substance (even if its about school) little to no fan service and is moderately longer than 12 episodes feel free to post or pm me about it.

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i know rite? anime gets more interesting the further it is from actual reality.. i dunno about u guys but if u start relating fictional toons to ur day to day lives thats just pathetic.. if it can grasp my attention for 15-20 minutes and makes me want to watch thats all i'm asking for

I think that depends on people's preferences more than anything else; some series can be almost, if not completely down-to-earth, and still manages to pull of as a great title (which happens apply to most of the series that I mentioned earlier). If there are too much inconsistencies and/or lack of suspension of disbelief, the characters eventually written off as one-dimensional and become frustrating to watch (my recent example - Infinite Stratos), which seems to plague the current anime industry atm. But I do agree on the second part - I think it's (almost) universally agreeable that excessive escapism can be pretty screwed up.
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School related anime has been around for decades it's a popular one since a lot of anime is aimed at school kids so it's things they can relate to. Same with all the sports related anime. In Japan there are tons of anime about baseball which is very popular in Japan. I guess it just makes sense to write about things that kids can understand when they watch it. So no it's not really a current trend just the way most manga/anime is written for the sake of making the story easy to relate to. And since the Japanese like to stickj to formulas that work a lot we get a lot of the same kinda stories coming out.
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Des85 wrote:

Hmm Dragon Crisis and Kore wa Zombie isn`t centered around school.
You need to watch more then the first episode ;P


by centered around school i mean the main character is in some form of and education system mostly junior-high school and is living a sorta double life.
in dragon crisis ryuuji is a breaker who can engage with a dragon girl that he just happens to live with. i can almost guarantee you that as the series goes on there will be some complicated love triangle with him the dragon girl and the one with the crush.
did anyone else notice how quickly he changed his mind about rose? from wanting nothing to do with his parents and her to wanting to play hero all of a sudden? what is his true drive? love? hatred? loneliness? or is he just some kid that'll do anything his cousin asks him with just a little persuasion even if it puts his life in danger.


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School related anime has been around for decades it's a popular one since a lot of anime is aimed at school kids so it's things they can relate to. Same with all the sports related anime. In Japan there are tons of anime about baseball which is very popular in Japan. I guess it just makes sense to write about things that kids can understand when they watch it. So no it's not really a current trend just the way most manga/anime is written for the sake of making the story easy to relate to. And since the Japanese like to stickj to formulas that work a lot we get a lot of the same kinda stories coming out.


you have a point there and yes my thoughts maybe opinion based. i guess when something works you stick with it BUT how do u separate yourselves from the rest of the bunch with originality and still trive? but to be honest i am an action-fiction anime lover.. a little less lovey-dovey and more ass kicking and i'm sold. how can i convince my friends that anime isn't simply just immature or perverted when most of these new stuff are trying to sell u fan-service (Freezing) in the first 10minutes of the first episode.



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Well I guess some new animes in the 21st century are now targeting teenage viewers such as me. '80s '90s anime are pretty good but the characters are more like adults and not very interesting.


lol speak solely for yourself.. 80's and 90's anime are hardcore and i liked the direction they were taking with them.. if i wanna watch some teenage crap there's tons of that in plain o'l cartoons.i'm not generally saying that any of these new animes are TERRIBLE or should be removed from airing.. i'm just saying that can we get a little something more than middle school kids playing hero?
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HirakuNoShadow wrote:


sasukeMS wrote:
If you guys know any new or old animes that have substance (even if its about school) little to no fan service and is moderately longer than 12 episodes feel free to post or pm me about it.

Quite a bit of text, so I'll just put it in a spoiler:


i know rite? anime gets more interesting the further it is from actual reality.. i dunno about u guys but if u start relating fictional toons to ur day to day lives thats just pathetic.. if it can grasp my attention for 15-20 minutes and makes me want to watch thats all i'm asking for

I think that depends on people's preferences more than anything else; some series can be almost, if not completely down-to-earth, and still manages to pull of as a great title (which happens apply to most of the series that I mentioned earlier). If there are too much inconsistencies and/or lack of suspension of disbelief, the characters eventually written off as one-dimensional and become frustrating to watch (my recent example - Infinite Stratos), which seems to plague the current anime industry atm. But I do agree on the second part - I think it's (almost) universally agreeable that excessive escapism can be pretty screwed up.


hey if u know any good action based stuff post up or pm me. :D
even if i have to download em i will
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Have you only just noticed this? Better late than never I suppose...

School-themed anime has been around for ages, but if I had to say, K-ON was the true start to an age of senseless moe fanservice schoolgirls garbage that now fill Japanese TV. Sometimes I really contemplate on giving up on anime, but every season they something interesting comes up and saves the season.

Incidentally, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica saved this season, gotta love grimdark twist to a classical genre.
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yea i'm new to the whole anime thingy so i try to watch as much as i can and make sure i actually like it or just move on to the next one. but yea i'm definitely looking forward to the anime that will save this season lol
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I agree with you, sasukeMS. Anime now days are down the hill, full of fan service, with no or little plot. I down right refuse to watch anime that is like that. For this season I would have to say Gosick is nice but I am really loving Level E. It is worth it. If I were you go watch some of the older anime than today's for a while. It might help. But until Japan starts coming out with better ones I wouldn't count on it. And I have been a fan of anime for over 12 years.

Here are some to look out for in the new season coming up after this one.

Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (TV) - no fanservice in that one. it is a gambling one with very high stakes.

Well ok that is the only one I am seeing at the moment. lol
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Fan service is a really awful repetative trend that never seems to die i blame Gainax in the 90's for popularising it and when everyone realised how much merch they can sell by sexualising female characters it just appeared in EVERYTHING. Though i will always be a huge Gainax fan i tend to prefer Seinen manga/anime simply because they have much more interesting storylines rarther than just focusing on half naked girls and muscle men hitting things and large explosions.
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see i don't have an issue with fan service.. i just hate how its the selling point to alot of anime's these days.. and i mean the part where they portray these little girls half naked or camel toe shots is kinda sickening i mean half of these toons look like little kids and most times they don't let u in on their age.. sexy female characters are nice and add a kind of flair but i rather have that character older or at least taller than 5 ft and not looking like an 8 yr old.

on the other hand large explosions and stuff in that context i like .. i also like less talking and more ass kicking.. pls don't make me re-live my dbz days where they'd power up for like 2 weeks worth of episodes or where'd they talk themselves through battles.. i dunno who came up with that concept but that has to stop lol there is only so much we fans can take lol
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I agree with you, sasukeMS. Anime now days are down the hill, full of fan service, with no or little plot. I down right refuse to watch anime that is like that. For this season I would have to say Gosick is nice but I am really loving Level E. It is worth it. If I were you go watch some of the older anime than today's for a while. It might help. But until Japan starts coming out with better ones I wouldn't count on it. And I have been a fan of anime for over 12 years.

Here are some to look out for in the new season coming up after this one.

Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (TV) - no fanservice in that one. it is a gambling one with very high stakes.

Well ok that is the only one I am seeing at the moment. lol


hai hai
thankx for the referal
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the fan service is getting really old. I seriously hate it when it pops out of nowhere and someone is in the room with me. They probably think I'm into girls D: WHICH I'M NOT!
I watch and read a lot of shouen animes and mangas Its is just more entertaining to watch because it has more action and fighting.
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i have been reading on your guys interpenetration of "fan-service" and it's just sad.. really sad. Fan service has is not only just nudity, panty shots etc. It is ANYTHING that entices the fans or gets fans excited during an episode this goes both ways. It it's even in naruto when sasuke and naruto kiss "twice btw" or males cross dressing, using a familiar v.a. for some guest appearance role in one episode "rie kugyima comes to mind". I just wish people would really stop misusing using the word but what ever it's the internet and people are just going to do whatever they want to. I will say one thing though I watch all types of anime no matter what the genre or type, my mind is that open to the subject matter nor do I care what my friends think "partially because I have so few". My rant aside I will go back to watching shows like potemayo or azumanga daioh. Also to sasuke stop and think for minute how old are most charcters in anime now? Can you really think of any anime that has come out in the last 15 or even 20 years where all the characters main or side where over the age of 16? Naruto and Saskue both are at that age and well it's hard to think of one. Re edit agian, Ghost in the shell, and Princess monoke are good, movies but good.
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...if you feel like they are geared for 7-11 year old, are you saying fanservice filled series are geared for such people, cause i very much disagree
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