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Where have all the good anime's gone?
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Posted 2/21/11
not to 1 up the op or anything but i miss even better animes such as X, escaflowne or cowboy bebop. even the newer generation he mentioned lost alot of the "getting to know the characters personally" feeling you got from older animes. the ones out nowdays are cute and funny but there isnt much feeling to them. i will say the only one ive seen lately that is similar to older anime would be tegami bachi. but there is definatly too much crying... and i feel more drawn to many of the off characters than i do towards the main character.
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Posted 2/21/11 , edited 2/21/11
It's not so much that good anime have disappeared, it's simply more that they're becoming more similar so if you don't like one you most likely don't like a lot of them, but as a lot of people pointed out that's just the trend now. It's also a matter of broadening your pool of choices as well, try things that you normally wouldn't and you may be pleasantly surprised. For example, Maho Shoujo Madoka Magica, I thought I would hate that because I generally don't like Magical Girls or lolis, but it actually has rich, 3-dimentional characters and a deep plot. Kore wa Zombie desu ka? seemed like another ecchi-filled wank-fest for the shut-ins, but in fact the ecchi isn't too too heavy compared to other things lately, the characters are AWESOME and the plot is fairly interesting, on top of that it takes everything I normally hate (Zombies, Vampires, Magical Girls and ecchi) and makes it cool. And if you're at all like me and ecchi is your problem, personally I just try to look past it and judge the anime from there, if I can't look past it, then either I'm not trying hard enough or the anime is not worth my time. Though I will utterly disagree with you on one front and that is that anime are becoming more for little kids. Using your two examples, Rio and Madoka, Rio is full of ecchi and gambling, I for one would not want my kid watching that and Madoka has blood, death, and the witch fight scenes would probably be scary to most young children.
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Posted 2/21/11
Best newest anime of 2011 should be Beelzebub every episode have been good so far
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Posted 2/21/11
Cute huh?

Sorry Ladies, but he's not talkin' about cute anime.

If you didn't know that, it's because you haven't seen any of the anime on the list he gave us.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or Blade of the Immortal would be more like it.

I gotta go with Cecilthedarkknight234 and add that you just need to narrow your search.

Yeah, there are no blood bath Seinen simulcasts on this site, but there are a few recent titles out there that you might like.

Just search Seinen on wikki and you get a long list of old and newer titles.


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Posted 2/21/11
I think this year started pretty strong(my furst year). Inmean there a bit too much echo and harem, but korezom is good. Then infinite stratos but the characters are bad
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Posted 2/21/11

jaronex wrote:

Best newest anime of 2011 should be Beelzebub every episode have been good so far


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Posted 2/21/11 , edited 2/21/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:
Fractle I have yet to watch because i will not watch anything less than 480p and all funimation has is 360p >_>.

You can get 480p if you watch it at Hulu.




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My thoughts on Spring '11? I saw the second season of Kampfer, and my reaction was: What the fuck..

Not much of a second season...only 2 episodes.

Posted 2/21/11
It's really a matter of what suits your taste. Someone like myself isn't rather picky about what he watches and I have yet to find a series that doesn't entertain me. I've seen some of the "great" and I've seen some of the "worst" anime as people may call them and I usually have a hard time ranking anything lower or higher on the scale than something else. It really pays to be versatile. I don't have to be worried about sitting here bored since I always find something I like and usually more out of each season. I can also easily enjoy classic anime.
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Posted 2/22/11
To all who replied - Thank-you!

In response to some of the replies: I am enjoying some of the newer anime's like "Beezlebub", and "Wandering Son", etc. I also don't mind if the characters are in high-school as that doesn't necessarily mean it's for kids - I really enjoyed watching "Myself-Yourself". I also do watch several different genres, so I'm not limiting myself to what's out there.

I like to have a picture of every anime I watched and enjoyed on my fridge (weird right?), I currently have 71 different anime pictures on my fridge. I just haven't come across any lately the I would deem "Fridge Worthy".

But all of you are right when you mention good anime's don't come out every season, trends come and go, and with Internet access I was probably getting spoiled with all there was to watch.

I'll keep my hopes up that more great anime's with good character development and story-line will soon be coming!!!

Thanks again everyone!!!
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Posted 2/22/11

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?


I do like your taste, but I don't really think quality anime has disappeared. I haven't watched any new series' from this year, but I thought recent ones like Eden of the East, Canaan, Haruhi Suzumiya, Durarara and continuations of Darker than Black were done really well. Not to mention anime films of late have been pretty top notch too. The fact that anime fans in this day and age, have been exposed to almost every anime ever made will naturally lower the perception of quality in the medium, so that's no surprise.

It's also true that anime does go in cycles. Sometimes certain genres or types of characters go in and out of style. The comment about the target of a younger audience on Crunchyroll is fairly accurate in my opinion and I do wish there were more mature titles on here, but that's something that doesn't bother me too much because I believe there are plenty of good anime that are geared towards a younger audience as well. Seinen is my preferred genre but it doesn't get as much promotion as other more attractive subjects do. And let's face it, shonen, shojo and children's anime sell much better than anime that's aimed at an older audience.



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Posted 3/1/11 , edited 3/1/11

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?


agree. the animes today don't make any impression. i rly do wish.

harem for shojo, fightclubs for shonen is all u see today.
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Posted 3/1/11 , edited 3/1/11

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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?


agree. the animes today don't make any impression. i rly do wish.

harem for shojo, fightclubs for shonen is all u see today.


then watch some older ones i somewhat agree but the winter line up has some good lines like gosick, wandering son, kore no zombie and dragon crisis which is all I am really watching any ways but This anime again i recommend to anyone if you have never seen it please do. It's a shojo series but even a guy like me cried watching it a few times through out the course of the series. It's just sad it came out in 2004...

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Kippei Katakura is a high school playboy who would flirt with any girl he sees. His life was turn upside down when one day, his 5-year old cousin Yuzuyu shows up at his house after her mother had seemingly abandoned her. And now, Kippei has been handed the task of taking care of Yuzuyu for the time being, and he must learn how to become the "parent" that Yuzuyu needs.
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Posted 3/1/11

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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


I don't mean to sound like an a**, but Dragon Crisis has one of the most messed up plots I have ever seen. the first few episodes don't tell you squat and your main character has the mindset of "I may be a pussy but I can beat you with the help of my friends!" blahblahblah. From episode 1 to 3 I felt like they tore open a worm hole and suddenly the main "villain" (if you can really call him that..) was defeated by the protagonist who happens to be a level 10 breaker and I know some of were like "wtf is a breaker and why wasn't this explained in the first episode?!" don't worry I was too..

Dragon Crisis is a "cute" attempt for anime. Though the artist is truly wonderful I do believe he/she is wasting his time.
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Posted 3/2/11

turboyoshi wrote:

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.


I 100% agree with you on this one. There are a lot fans, a lot of anime and a lot of different taste in what most would find enjoyable to watch. For ever person that is a fan of something like Inuyasha or Cased Close, there is someone who isn't going to really like those shows.

People just have to dig hard until they find something they like.
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Posted 3/2/11 , edited 3/2/11
Totally agree with you on this one even though our anime tastes are completely different. I'm really tired of seeing new releases and half of them targeted towards older men, unnecessary underwear shots, humongous breasts and the such. I was actually pretty pleased with the 2009 anime with K-on, spice and wolf , fairy tail, kobato, yumepati, kimi ni todoke. 2010 was a little less of a party for me since winter was an absolute bummer but it was lightened up with Kaichou wa maid sama when spring came, but the rest of of the year pretty much had no interest for me. This year is slightly better than last year with the start of : starry sky, hourou musuko, kimi ni todoke second season, suite precure but the spring lineup isn't looking too good for me. But none of the what was listed above has excited me enough and made me think "what a great anime" except for maybe yumepati, kwms, and fairy tail. I'll stick around and see what they have listed for summer and hope its something good!
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