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Where have all the good anime's gone?
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Posted 2/20/11 , edited 2/20/11
Is anyone else out there disappointed with anime lately? It seems as though the latest anime's are lacking in character development and story-line and are made for only younger viewers. I miss anime of a higher quality and for more mature audiences like Samurai Champloo, Samurai X, Peacemaker Kuragane, Jigoku Shoujo, Gantz, Death Note, Beck-Mongolian Chop Squad, Mushi-Shi, Welcome to the NHK...just to name a few! Is anime becoming just for younger audiences now? Will we ever see great anime for the "older" crowd again?
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Posted 2/20/11
Agree on almost all fronts.

You just need to know where to look for Adult anime, Which is usually obtained illegally due to immense copyright issues.

Stuff like Madoka and Rio are slowly, but surely killing the Anime industry for older audiences, without a doubt, So I take solace in Manga, which is abundant with adult, mind teasing, "Reality" With awesome plot, humor, feeling and all that Jazz.

anywhom, Crunchroll as a whole is aimed at a younger audience.
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Sorry...I must really be totally out-of-the-loop...Madoka and Rio = Who or what are they?
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Rio - Rainbow Gate.

And no, I don't think good anime are gone.
Posted 2/20/11
They still exist, just try harder finding them.
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Gosick is realli cute~ and also Dragon Crisis to name a few new ones ^ . ^
It may not be your type of anime tho :3
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It's not a matter of them disappearing, but rather your not used of waiting for the good ones to arrive. The anime you mentioned didn't just come out in 1 season, they came out over the course of 10+ years. For every one of those good animes, there were plenty of bad ones too, you just haven't been exposed to them...
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Posted 2/20/11

lisawyatt wrote:

Is anyone else out there disappointed with anime lately? It seems as though the latest anime's are lacking in character development and story-line and are made for only younger viewers. I miss anime of a higher quality and for more mature audiences like Samurai Champloo, Samurai X, Peacemaker Kuragane, Jigoku Shoujo, Gantz, Death Note, Beck-Mongolian Chop Squad, Mushi-Shi, Welcome to the NHK...just to name a few! Is anime becoming just for younger audiences now? Will we ever see great anime for the "older" crowd again?



every anime you just named has either or been on American tv at some point. I have stated a reason why we think there is no good anime it is due to the fact that we over exposed than what used to be, the internet has opened up our borders to share and sometimes see things that we where proably not meant to see as well lol. but due to this fact we get to see 100% of the anime that is now available in japan instead of being limited to either watching tv or having to buy vhs tapes or dvd's all the time. Due to torrents and streaming we are now able to watch everything the japanese watch at any time so our opinon on anime has changed a bit since we have become so exposed to it. I understand what you mean but hey just becasue they are in a school or young kids does no mean it's bad series the best anime I have ever watched last decade was Kurenia and Dennou Coil both school based animes but some the greatest animation and narrative in anime thati have not seen in a long time.
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Posted 2/20/11 , edited 2/20/11

Where has all the good anime gone?


In my DVD Collection. Sorry no takebacks, they're mine now.

But seriously, I would agree that 2010 at least was kind of a crappy year for anime. There was good stuff but not as much really good stuff as usual..2011 has started off strong though with Madoka Magika, Freezing, Infinite Stratos, Dragon Crisis, and Gosick.
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Posted 2/20/11 , edited 2/20/11

MullerCherry

Stuff like Madoka and Rio are slowly, but surely killing the Anime industry for older audiences, without a doubt.



Madoka Magica is a series for older males :'p
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica

It is NOT aimed at children. Your argument is null and void.
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Posted 2/20/11

MullerCherry wrote:

Agree on almost all fronts.

You just need to know where to look for Adult anime, Which is usually obtained illegally due to immense copyright issues.

Stuff like Madoka and Rio are slowly, but surely killing the Anime industry for older audiences, without a doubt, So I take solace in Manga, which is abundant with adult, mind teasing, "Reality" With awesome plot, humor, feeling and all that Jazz.

anywhom, Crunchroll as a whole is aimed at a younger audience.


yep i can say that is totally true!!!!!!!!!! It has a trend for younger audience. i hope there will be more anime for us but it really depends on the broadcaster and the producer.
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Posted 2/20/11

MullerCherry wrote:

Agree on almost all fronts.

You just need to know where to look for Adult anime, Which is usually obtained illegally due to immense copyright issues.

Stuff like Madoka and Rio are slowly, but surely killing the Anime industry for older audiences, without a doubt, So I take solace in Manga, which is abundant with adult, mind teasing, "Reality" With awesome plot, humor, feeling and all that Jazz.

anywhom, Crunchroll as a whole is aimed at a younger audience.


Well then again we are still just coming out of the moe bubble and still stuck with shows that their only qualities are ecchi.
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Posted 2/20/11
I can't say I don't agree.
but there's still Naruto and Bleach. So I guess I'm still ok.
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I watch new stuff every season and watch tons of old stuff. Anime, if anything, is more character-oriented rather than plot oriented shows of back in the day.

If you want quality on all fronts, take some time and start watching LoGH.
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Posted 2/20/11 , edited 2/20/11
Anime in general is seen as childish and aimed mostly at kids and young males/otaku, so nothing has really changed. Things go in cycles, and right now you are seeing a cycle where lolis, and big breasted fighting women is selling the most so that's what producers are going to keep making until the trend changes.

Percentage wise, very few anime are actually successful so the method is to produce as much as possible hoping something will make enough money to justify it all. Anime fans just weren't aware of all the failures before because if it makes it to the american market, then that's because it has already proven successful in japan. Now with everything being so accessible through the internet, we can see how much garbage is out there and how rare good anime are.

Another thing, personal tastes vary widely, so just because you think those are the good anime, doesn't mean those are the only good ones. I actually don't care for most of the anime you've listed.
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