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The Quality of Anime In The Past 10 Years
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Posted 5/29/12 , edited 5/29/12

Ravnis wrote:

Completely subjective. I honestly loved Alone, not because the story was original, or hell, even remotely hard to decipher plotline in the first two episodes. However, because it wasn't trying to be new, or original, but just a mesh of a ton of interesting Asian horror stories, plots etc mashed together.

I liked High School of the Dead, only because of the zombies and the fact they weren't afraid to kill off some characters close to the main ones.

Like I said, people look for different things from anime. There are some with amazing stories, some with amazing art, some with a mesh of previously used stuff that just hasn't been done in a while etc.

Perhaps you need to look at what you are wanting in an anime and then try and explain your decision, maybe people will be able to debate or discuss your opinions and possibly share a series with you that would fit your likes/dislikes.


Alone, what is that?

You're right though. Watching anime is about determining what it represents (I personally lump anime into having three purposes: entertainment, art and inspiration). That of course doesn't mean an anime cannot be in all three categories at once, I've just decided that anime is usually bound by those three purposes.

And maybe I assign too much emotional power to anime or am thinking about this too academically but I think it is when you find an anime that possesses all three aspects that makes it truly great.

Anyway, High School of the Dead is a good example. It's basically a fun romp of zombies and fan service. That's not to say it's bad but moreover to say that if you know what you're getting yourself into when starting a show, you're less likely to be disappointed.

That doesn't mean you can't be surprised every now and then but if you can't deduce that certain anime are strictly defined as entertainment then I think you kind of miss the point.
Posted 5/29/12
dude ive seen like 4 good animes so far that came out not too long ago and i still got 6 more to go!
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Posted 5/29/12 , edited 5/29/12

kufirst wrote:

Alone, what is that?

~Ku-chan's long ass post ~



I think he meant Another.





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Posted 5/29/12 , edited 5/29/12

chrome_mist wrote:


kufirst wrote:

Alone, what is that?

~Ku-chan's long ass post ~



I think he meant Another.







Yes it's a he.

I thought that might be what he was talking about but you never know...
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Posted 5/29/12
Not at all imo. There's been a ton of great anime in the past 10 years, regardless of what genre you're into.
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Posted 5/29/12
It's just a matter of knowing where you're looking. Every year has its gems. I do have to disagree with 2011 since IMHO 2011 was amazing with stuff like Madoka, Steins;Gate, Anohana, Mawaru Penguindrum, Fate/Zero, Nichijou, Hanasaku Iroha, Usagi Drop and that's not even scratching the surface. . .
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I forgot about Another, that was decent. I mean as of late I'm finding a lot of redundancy in plots. The quality of the animation never mattered to me as long as it was still able to tell the story.

I think I worded the title poorly. I haven't had problems finding attractive anime in the past decade, but lately it's been hard.

Fate/Zero - Better than the original, but I didn't like the original that much
Bakuman - I read the manga, anime doesn't really interest me
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - no, girly magic...c'mon
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi - Liked it, but it's a sequel
Usagi Drop - I don't really like the parent thing
Tiger & Bunny - Really? no
Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list
Gintama - Didn't like clash of time zones
Nisemonogatari - SHAFT... too abstract
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys - boring
Space Brothers - haven't seen it
Sakamichi no Apollon - This is Kids on a Slope right? I got bored during the 2nd episode, I might retry it later when it's finished
Hyouka - Didn't want to watch another "slacker high school boy joins X club and meets X girl"

What's funny is that I had to look up some of these because they weren't that memorable even though I've seen most of them!
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Posted 5/29/12

the_song_of_anime wrote:

I forgot about Another, that was decent. I mean as of late I'm finding a lot of redundancy in plots. The quality of the animation never mattered to me as long as it was still able to tell the story.

I think I worded the title poorly. I haven't had problems finding attractive anime in the past decade, but lately it's been hard.

Fate/Zero - Better than the original, but I didn't like the original that much
Bakuman - I read the manga, anime doesn't really interest me
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - no, girly magic...c'mon
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi - Liked it, but it's a sequel
Usagi Drop - I don't really like the parent thing
Tiger & Bunny - Really? no
Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list
Gintama - Didn't like clash of time zones
Nisemonogatari - SHAFT... too abstract
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys - boring
Space Brothers - haven't seen it
Sakamichi no Apollon - This is Kids on a Slope right? I got bored during the 2nd episode, I might retry it later when it's finished
Hyouka - Didn't want to watch another "slacker high school boy joins X club and meets X girl"

What's funny is that I had to look up some of these because they weren't that memorable even though I've seen most of them!


Madoka - Girly Magic? Did you even watch it?
Ano Hana - I'm pretty sure Anohana's an anime original
Tiger Bunny - Really? Yes!
Daily Lives of High School Boys - Wow I can't believe someone actually found this boring

The thing is you have to actually watch it rather than basing it off on the premise, since most of the time it's much much better than that. Though different strokes for different folks I guess.
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the_song_of_anime wrote:

I forgot about Another, that was decent. I mean as of late I'm finding a lot of redundancy in plots. The quality of the animation never mattered to me as long as it was still able to tell the story.

I think I worded the title poorly. I haven't had problems finding attractive anime in the past decade, but lately it's been hard.

Fate/Zero - Better than the original, but I didn't like the original that much
Bakuman - I read the manga, anime doesn't really interest me
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - no, girly magic...c'mon
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi - Liked it, but it's a sequel
Usagi Drop - I don't really like the parent thing
Tiger & Bunny - Really? no
Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list
Gintama - Didn't like clash of time zones
Nisemonogatari - SHAFT... too abstract
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys - boring
Space Brothers - haven't seen it
Sakamichi no Apollon - This is Kids on a Slope right? I got bored during the 2nd episode, I might retry it later when it's finished
Hyouka - Didn't want to watch another "slacker high school boy joins X club and meets X girl"

What's funny is that I had to look up some of these because they weren't that memorable even though I've seen most of them!


Based on your comments, I'd say the problem is expectations. You want more of "x" and you aren't getting it. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's too limiting, imo. The end result is you tend to dismiss what isn't what you want instead of enjoying something for what it is.

For instance...
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica -- It really isn't what you describe:

It's surprisingly dark for a mahou shoujo anime. Storywise, this is one of the best put together shows I've seen in a long time. This show is really about the characters: how they deal with each other, and the impact of their choices.

Tiger & Bunny -- I'm not sure you watched it at all. Action isn't the focus of this show. Again, this is about the characters. How can you be a hero when the profession is commercialized as a reality show? How do the heroes come together when there truly is a crisis?

Like I said, there is nothing wrong with you disliking these shows. I just feel, however, that you never really gave them a chance. I see that quite often: people don't want to leave their comfort zone. They want only more of the same. But, if you never challenge your tastes or fight your expectations, I think you'll just limit your options: you won't find new shows you like. You'll just miss out on some truly great shows.
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Posted 5/30/12

chrome_mist wrote:


but I can't seem to find any decent anime lately




Fate/Zero
Bakuman
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi
Usagi Drop
Tiger & Bunny
Ano Hana
Gintama'
Nisemonogatari
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys <--------
Space Brothers
Sakamichi no Apollon
Hyouka


Gurl bye.



yeah bro you need to look harder at the moment i have 4 animes i'm watching at once. If you into the slice of life genre check out angel beats :D. Also if your looking for some semi recent anime check out Honey and Clover.
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Posted 5/30/12 , edited 5/30/12

the_song_of_anime wrote:

I forgot about Another, that was decent. I mean as of late I'm finding a lot of redundancy in plots. The quality of the animation never mattered to me as long as it was still able to tell the story.

I think I worded the title poorly. I haven't had problems finding attractive anime in the past decade, but lately it's been hard.

Fate/Zero - Better than the original, but I didn't like the original that much
Bakuman - I read the manga, anime doesn't really interest me
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - no, girly magic...c'mon
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi - Liked it, but it's a sequel
Usagi Drop - I don't really like the parent thing
Tiger & Bunny - Really? no
Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list
Gintama - Didn't like clash of time zones
Nisemonogatari - SHAFT... too abstract
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys - boring
Space Brothers - haven't seen it
Sakamichi no Apollon - This is Kids on a Slope right? I got bored during the 2nd episode, I might retry it later when it's finished
Hyouka - Didn't want to watch another "slacker high school boy joins X club and meets X girl"

What's funny is that I had to look up some of these because they weren't that memorable even though I've seen most of them!




The fact that you liked the generic Another and Deadman Wonderland more than great animoos such as Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Tiger & Bunny, and Kids on the Slope shows that you're just one of those animoo fans who likes gore.
And seriously? Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is a girly magic show? It just shows how ignorant you are. MSMM is nothing like a girly show.

And just LOL @ you bitching like this when you haven't even seen all of the anime released the past two years.
Bakuman, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Usagi Drop, Tiger & Bunny, Space Brothers, Sakamichi no Apollon and Hyouka are just some of the anime you haven't seen yet that SHIT on the ones you mentioned that are good.

Maybe if you gave of them a chance...




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Like I said, there is nothing wrong with you disliking these shows. I just feel, however, that you never really gave them a chance. I see that quite often: people don't want to leave their comfort zone. They want only more of the same. But, if you never challenge your tastes or fight your expectations, I think you'll just limit your options: you won't find new shows you like. You'll just miss out on some truly great shows.



Educate him.





Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list

What.


Except AnoHana didn't have a manga version when it aired.
It was only announced this year that AnoHana will be getting a manga adaptation.
Tell me how you've managed to read the manga. Tell me.


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the_song_of_anime wrote:

I forgot about Another, that was decent. I mean as of late I'm finding a lot of redundancy in plots. The quality of the animation never mattered to me as long as it was still able to tell the story.

I think I worded the title poorly. I haven't had problems finding attractive anime in the past decade, but lately it's been hard.

Fate/Zero - Better than the original, but I didn't like the original that much
Bakuman - I read the manga, anime doesn't really interest me
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - no, girly magic...c'mon
Natsume Yuujinchou San/Shi - Liked it, but it's a sequel
Usagi Drop - I don't really like the parent thing
Tiger & Bunny - Really? no
Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list
Gintama - Didn't like clash of time zones
Nisemonogatari - SHAFT... too abstract
Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys - boring
Space Brothers - haven't seen it
Sakamichi no Apollon - This is Kids on a Slope right? I got bored during the 2nd episode, I might retry it later when it's finished
Hyouka - Didn't want to watch another "slacker high school boy joins X club and meets X girl"

What's funny is that I had to look up some of these because they weren't that memorable even though I've seen most of them!




The fact that you liked the generic Another and Deadman Wonderland more than great animoos such as Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Tiger & Bunny, and Kids on the Slope shows that you're just one of those animoo fans who likes gore.
And seriously? Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is a girly magic show? It just shows how ignorant you are. MSMM is nothing like a girly show.

And just LOL @ you bitching like this when you haven't even seen all of the anime released the past two years.
Bakuman, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Usagi Drop, Tiger & Bunny, Space Brothers, Sakamichi no Apollon and Hyouka are just some of the anime you haven't seen yet that SHIT on the ones you mentioned that are good.

Maybe if you gave of them a chance...




deadpanditto wrote:

Like I said, there is nothing wrong with you disliking these shows. I just feel, however, that you never really gave them a chance. I see that quite often: people don't want to leave their comfort zone. They want only more of the same. But, if you never challenge your tastes or fight your expectations, I think you'll just limit your options: you won't find new shows you like. You'll just miss out on some truly great shows.



Educate him.





Ano Hana - First time I liked the anime more than the manga, it was alright but won't be in my rewatch list

What.


Except AnoHana didn't have a manga version when it aired.
It was only announced this year that AnoHana will be getting a manga adaptation.
Tell me how you've managed to read the manga. Tell me.




Yo dawg, calm down.
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Yo dawg, calm down.


That's me being calm.



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Posted 5/30/12
There are some decent one. Just as what they had said, it's a matter of taste. Probably Anime nowadays aren't memorable compared from before.
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I think most of you might be missing something: The OP is looking at the old stuff through the nostalgia goggles. The issue is not that quality has dropped, but rather that we haven't had time to filter out the crap. I doubt that many of you can name even half of what came out in 2002, let alone the low quality releases. The only things that will be remembered in 10 years are the most popular and most high quality (note that these are not necessarily connected as the enduring popularity of Inuyasha among the western fandom shows) releases.

The reason why classics from a decade or more ago are remembered is because they were popular or particularly good in the first place. The reason why the crap from a decade or more ago isn't remembered is because we've had a damn decade for collective public consciousness to forget about it.
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