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Is Anime Overrated?
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Posted 7/17/08
what is this BS
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24 / M / Marine City, MI
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Posted 7/17/08
that does not mean its over rated just that the people you hang around aren't that bright (no offense)
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08

anime_otaku-nerd wrote:

Yes, I am aware of the "Overrated Anime" thread. However, I am not talking about which animes are overrated but focusing more on is anime, in general, itself, overrated. However, if there is a thread on this topic too, sorry >.< I searched and found nothing =_= My bad...

Yup, in my opinion anyways. Yesterday, it was Camp Read so I brought some of my favorite books with me. My books including a couple mangas, I chose to bring Yu Yu Hakusho Volume 7 with me and some others. My friend, who I am now starting to get VERY annoyed with, asked to read it. Well, more like begged.
My reaction: "But its volume 7, you'll have no idea whats going on."
Her reaction: "So, its manga. So can I please read it!?!"
I was in awe, so its manga she'll read it!?! Just because its manga does NOT mean its good. In the end though, I let her read it. She flipped through the pages, finishing it in about 5 minutes. She didn't read it probably, just looked at the pictures. >.> She called THAT finishing reading a manga...ridiculous. She wasn't the only one that did this too...

This is only one of the many examples in my life that show that anime itself MAY be overrated. Another person in my grade, she claims to be the biggest Naruto fan. She bragged all the time that she went to this website and watched ALL the Naruto episodes AND that Naruto, the whole thing, had ended.

So I asked her: "How much Naruto episodes have you watched, including Shippuden?"
She replied: "Oh, all of them."
I could see from her confused face she had no idea what Shippuden was.
Me: "So about how much then...?"
Her: "Oh, 400+." she was glancing at me with pride. Which is strange, considering Naruto didn't even have 400+ episodes even including the Shippuden.

So, anyone else have any experiences that prove that anime itself its overrated or not overrated?
Do you think anime is overrated?
If yes, why do you think anime is overrated? What or who is to blame?
And anything else relating to the overratedness of anime in general.
If you don't think anime is overrated, please back up your answer with evidence.


Just remember: I am not asking fit or animes that are overrated, just if anime is overrated.


*Look at closely and see my response*
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Posted 7/17/08
in a way you are right but thats cuz a lot of ppl are stupid and ignorant they tend to do the same when it comes to regular comic books so i just think ppl have a tendency of trating manga and comic books diffrently without ever reading them
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I dont write in forums often, but maybe this is a good contribution.

Hm-mh. I read your first reply 3x. Ok. First, you were in some sort of "camp read". I don't want to sound dumb to say if it's a real camp or just an activity... but by the sound of it you were in some sort of show and tell. I can't be
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that a person would say 'oh, it's a manga; beg for it; skim through the book, and come to a conclusion that it's overrated.

You were the one who qouted "She wasn't the only one who did this too..."

It can't be helped, even now; me and m friends, who are in college around your age would always say "Look at the title, the picture if given any, and skim through the book the question. Don't read all of them, 'cuz you won't have enough time."

I get idly hear that. High exit exams, college courses, midterms and finals...Everywhere I hear my friends from AIM, MSN, etc... talk about those things. To me, I would be happy if the classmates who would usually play RPG or MMORPG; come up and say "can I see that manga, I like his/her hair, eyes, his sword..." Good topic though =D
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Posted 7/17/08
LOL.. Anime is not Overrated.. >.>
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Posted 7/17/08
i think its just your friends are idiots blabing they are otakus
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08
Actually I think I can see where you are getting that it could be overrated from. People think that it is so good that they can just lie that they watch it and use it to brag (if I'm right). I personally do not think that anime is overrated. The way I see it there is a reason why so many people like it. It pulls you in, and I don't think everyone watches it just so they can go show off to everyone that they watch. Where I live you are more likely to be ridiculed for watching anime than praised xD. Although this might be the reason where you are getting anime is overrated from. I am feeling more inclined to go with the it's just your fellow peers are stupid idea xD (no offense).
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Posted 7/17/08
anime and mangas are not overrated.. it depends on peoples opinion.. people have to actually take time in understanding the manga/anime i let them read/watch and then i ask for their opinion...
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Posted 7/19/08
hmmm not really i hang out with firends who also enjoy anime as much as i do but i'm a little more crazed with it my firneds say lol ^^ but when i'm with friends who don't know what they are and only read those bad amercian comics that they tried to pass off as mangas ( no offense to those that like it...it's ok for me) i just don't speak about anime at all with thme i just tlak aobut sometihng else ^^
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