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Losing interest in Anime...
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All those shows you listed are just gateway anime. Shounen stuff. There's definitely still a lot of great old school stuff you haven't seen anyway.
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Nothing is enjoyable if you have it all the time.
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swordstyle wrote:

I still enjoy anime, but I find I'm getting increasingly annoyed by the constantly recurring plots and completely nonsensical themes that more and more anime are coming out with these days. Almost to the point of anger. It's like any time someone comes up with a new and fresh idea, it gets shot down because it hasn't been done 999 times already.

I still enjoy the ongoing series that I've been watching for years. Well, mostly. I'm starting to get legitimately pissed at Naruto. It's been well over a year since I actually enjoyed the show. I keep watching because I've been a fan for so long and I keep telling myself it will reclaim it's former glory eventually. But that's getting harder and harder to believe.


I legitimately started hating Bleach during the Zanpakutou filler arc. Cramming that and other fillers in the middle of New Namek a.k.a. Hueco Mundo was a bad idea. Mix this in with Tite Kubo's reputation for being a trolling creator and you get even more X-Pac heat. Perhaps Kubo should talk to Vince Russo. How many swerves could they both possibly write?

I can't get into any anime currently streaming. I even cancelled my Anime Membership because if there isn't any new anime that appeals to me, I might as well set $7 on fire every month. I cancelled my FUNimation subscription as well, though that was due to a mix of declining interest and technical issues. Their video player kept screwing up on me, always loading for a bit and then stopping. I've got Verizon FiOS Internet, running Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium. Tried it in Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Same problem. I tried reporting it to them on their Facebook page and their message boards. They never fixed it. If they won't fix something that's clearly broken, I'm gone. I'm done. They lost a subscriber. None of their new stuff seems to appeal to me any more than the new anime streaming here. Tried starting PandoraHearts and dropped it only four minutes in (Mainly due to badly timed subtitles). I was so into anime at one time that I even kept lists--one of every show I ever watched and another of everything I watched every day since 2009 (The latter started at a time when I followed up to 31 shows at a time). I used to have a New Year's tradition of starting a new anime right at the stroke of midnight. No longer--I couldn't find anything to watch. I look at the synopses and they all seem like stuff I've already seen before! Where's the original anime! Where's the GOOD stuff? Where are the Cowboy Bebops, Escaflownes, Ghost in the Shells, Fullmetal Alchemists, Fushigi Yuugis, Black Lagoons, and Code Geasses of the 2010s? The quality has gone down. The good shows are being buried. Nobody's letting them get over. The long-running shounen shows are too padded. There's too much ecchi and harem garbage out there, and everything's a rehash of another show. Say "I love you" was better when it was still called His & Her Circumstances! One Piece is just DBZ with pirates, Fairy Tail is DBZ with wizards, ad nauseam!

I've been going out more and picking up chicks. I got back into wrestling the night Hurricane Sandy hit and have watched ever since (WWE, TNA, the odd ROH/NWA match, and The Great Muta's bloody match against Hiroshi Hase). So far, TNA's better than WWE now. Screw the PG era!
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I kinda felt like that a few years ago when at one point, I couldn't find anything new to watch that fit my taste, so I didn't watch any anime for a while, but then I started to be more open towards different types of series. I started to find some new stuff to watch and got back into the flow of it. I used to focus more on the big series that were my favorites like Bleach, Naruto, D.Gray-man, and Prince of Tennis, but then I branched out into different types and genres. I watched a ton of great series after that because I kept an open mind. I've even watched some series that I would never have even thought of watching a couple years ago, such as Serial Experiments Lain and Sekirei (I would never have watched an Ecchi series a couple years ago, but now that I'm older I decided to give shows like Sekirei and High School DxD a try). Keeping an open mind definitely helps. But anime has always been a huge part of my life. I've always loved it and I always will.
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I stopped for 3-5 years.

great decision.

I have a ton of good shows to catch up on now.
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Thats because Great mangas are not yet or will never be turned into animes .

So many incredible mangas out there that is still hidden to the masses !! . Manga's that rivals western novels deep storylines


Ofcourse as you grow up your genres of taste in Anime change . For me example I dont like School Life animes that much anymore compared to 6 years ago . I now find shounen animes and mangas to cliche and predictable but still enjoyable to watch.




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It goes back to the idea of what is popular isn't necessarily good. The more anime you watch, the more critical you become.

Cowboy Bebop and Trigun are anime CLASSICS. They've been around for so long and people still watch them because they are timeless and fantastic. I mean I wasn't watching anime back when those two came out but I'm SURE there were many popular anime that have since faded into oblivion because they weren't nearly as good. Most anime isn't going to be of that caliber.

It's difficult to find quality anime whether it be new or old. 2012 didn't produce a whole lot of interesting anime but we got freaking Fate/Zero! Anyone who says all new anime sucks has NOT watched Fate/Zero. Why are more people talking about SAO than Fate/Zero? Who the fuck knows.

Whenever I feel like anime sucks I go hunting for the deep cuts that fewer people are talking about and often find some gems. If you still feel like there's nothing out there, find some online reviewers whose opinion you respect, like for me gigguk from the anime zone and arkada from glass reflection, among others. I always find there's something great I haven't heard of yet, but everyone goes through dry spells where they just don't care about anime for a bit, which is totally natural.
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Posted 1/9/13

The_Libertarian_Otaku wrote:


swordstyle wrote:

I still enjoy anime, but I find I'm getting increasingly annoyed by the constantly recurring plots and completely nonsensical themes that more and more anime are coming out with these days. Almost to the point of anger. It's like any time someone comes up with a new and fresh idea, it gets shot down because it hasn't been done 999 times already.

I still enjoy the ongoing series that I've been watching for years. Well, mostly. I'm starting to get legitimately pissed at Naruto. It's been well over a year since I actually enjoyed the show. I keep watching because I've been a fan for so long and I keep telling myself it will reclaim it's former glory eventually. But that's getting harder and harder to believe.


I legitimately started hating Bleach during the Zanpakutou filler arc. Cramming that and other fillers in the middle of New Namek a.k.a. Hueco Mundo was a bad idea. Mix this in with Tite Kubo's reputation for being a trolling creator and you get even more X-Pac heat. Perhaps Kubo should talk to Vince Russo. How many swerves could they both possibly write?

I can't get into any anime currently streaming. I even cancelled my Anime Membership because if there isn't any new anime that appeals to me, I might as well set $7 on fire every month. I cancelled my FUNimation subscription as well, though that was due to a mix of declining interest and technical issues. Their video player kept screwing up on me, always loading for a bit and then stopping. I've got Verizon FiOS Internet, running Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium. Tried it in Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Same problem. I tried reporting it to them on their Facebook page and their message boards. They never fixed it. If they won't fix something that's clearly broken, I'm gone. I'm done. They lost a subscriber. None of their new stuff seems to appeal to me any more than the new anime streaming here. Tried starting PandoraHearts and dropped it only four minutes in (Mainly due to badly timed subtitles). I was so into anime at one time that I even kept lists--one of every show I ever watched and another of everything I watched every day since 2009 (The latter started at a time when I followed up to 31 shows at a time). I used to have a New Year's tradition of starting a new anime right at the stroke of midnight. No longer--I couldn't find anything to watch. I look at the synopses and they all seem like stuff I've already seen before! Where's the original anime! Where's the GOOD stuff? Where are the Cowboy Bebops, Escaflownes, Ghost in the Shells, Fullmetal Alchemists, Fushigi Yuugis, Black Lagoons, and Code Geasses of the 2010s? The quality has gone down. The good shows are being buried. Nobody's letting them get over. The long-running shounen shows are too padded. There's too much ecchi and harem garbage out there, and everything's a rehash of another show. Say "I love you" was better when it was still called His & Her Circumstances! One Piece is just DBZ with pirates, Fairy Tail is DBZ with wizards, ad nauseam!

I've been going out more and picking up chicks. I got back into wrestling the night Hurricane Sandy hit and have watched ever since (WWE, TNA, the odd ROH/NWA match, and The Great Muta's bloody match against Hiroshi Hase). So far, TNA's better than WWE now. Screw the PG era!


Did you check the whole Funimation site? They have a fairly large list of anime. Have you tried Hulu and other sites? There's no such thing as original, everything is taken from something else. I have a list (not complete) on my profile - but you've probably seen most of them. Based on your love of anime that is.

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24+ years of loving anime and going.

I've had occasional away periods from anime but I've never really let it go. I always find plenty of reason to keep enjoying it as a whole.
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Posted 1/9/13
2011:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Fate/zero
Mirai Nikki
Steins;Gate

...Best year ever?

2012 can't hold a candle to that, but it did have Another, the rest of Fate/zero, and Kokoro Connect, not to mention all the things that haven't finished (or that I haven't finished), like Psycho-Pass.

So it's not a quality problem. It's not like I needed to tell anyone that - only really stupid people think something as demonstrably wrong as "anime was all better in <insert year person started watching anime>". So either your tastes are changing, you just need to take a break, or you're entering a new stage of human evolution.

P.S. 2013 looks terrible for anime.
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Posted 1/9/13

Thrazonn wrote:

2011:
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Fate/zero
Mirai Nikki
Steins;Gate

...Best year ever?

2012 can't hold a candle to that, but it did have Another, the rest of Fate/zero, and Kokoro Connect, not to mention all the things that haven't finished (or that I haven't finished), like Psycho-Pass.

So it's not a quality problem. It's not like I needed to tell anyone that - only really stupid people think something as demonstrably wrong as "anime was all better in <insert year person started watching anime>". So either your tastes are changing, you just need to take a break, or you're entering a new stage of human evolution.

P.S. 2013 looks terrible for anime.


Yes, it looks terrible.
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For me my appreciation of anime has grown over time.
I'm an animator myself, that really was a stepping stone for appreciating the beauty of the art form even more. :)

Anime, western style cartoons, etc.
They are all improving with increasing relation with each other.

Animation itself is not going to stop growing and improving.
I look forward to seeing all the continuing developments. :"3
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I love it to bits,its taught me a lot of things about life and I ain't ashamed about it either,why should I be? Since I'm going to be trained to be an animator in the future in university, my interest is only going to get stronger in it. Life is not always how you plan it but I do hope to get into the Anime industry one day, maybe a bit off topic but I'm just trying to say I doubt I'll ever get a burnout from it. But there was a period like last year where none of the Anime interested me.. so after a few months break I decided to watch the Animes that built up and had a "marathon" lol.
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Posted 1/9/13

Thrazonn wrote:
P.S. 2013 looks terrible for anime.

Given that we are only 9 days into the year, I'll assume that is a joke, given that probably over half the anime that will exist this year hasn't even been announced yet.

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"Just watching the newer Anime titles; take for example Sword Art Online, I have no idea how people find this Anime in any way, shape or form amazing."

When I say I am an anime fan, I mean both old and new. Popular and unknown. Cute and hardcore. Type A and Type B.

Some genres I can't watch but such is the same as with the music I listen to. I can't stand country or rap (or whatever the fuck that shit is these days) but I really don't mind it when others enjoy it. I can't watch sports or martial arts anime, among others, but I don't mind them.

It's hard to explain, but hopefully my point gets across. Maybe you don't like the idea or the genre. It's all good, we're all different, but "new' doesn't mean "bad." Hell, I loved Chuunibyou and I still feel nostalgic when InuYasha comes on. I just enjoy anime in general.
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