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Post Reply I hate to say it, but I won't watch an anime if I don't like the artwork.
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44 / M / Memphis, TN
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Posted 3/8/13
Anime is a visual art form--why would you watch a series which you do not find aesthetically pleasing? Having said that (in agreement with Muffinsymphonic), I admit that I was hesitant to watch Usagi Drop because I found the characters to look unfinished--just not crisply drawn. I watched anyway and now consider the series to be one of my all-time favorites. (If you remember Home Movies from Cartoon Network--my son couldn't watch that show, saying that the lack of outline and general fuzziness of characters gave him headaches.)
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Posted 3/8/13
I'm also very picky when it comes to the artwork of an anime but I like a large range of anime artwork thats why I've only gave up on one show cuz of artwork
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You should try Code geass. It's a good anime but, the artwork need some work. although it is a Clamp production. so, you shouldn't expect much.
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It can be a turn-off. One of the main reasons I haven't watched Jojo;s Bizarre Adventure is because of it's animation style.
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18 / M / Tiphares
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Posted 3/8/13
Can't say I have been turned off by a show just because of its artwork.
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23 / M / This Dying World
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Posted 8/27/13
i'm assuming people were turned off by aku no hana
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Posted 8/27/13 , edited 8/27/13
Your best bet would be to watch some older series that do not have the quite as crisp coloring or fluidity, but still are quality experiences. Something like Berserk, Trigun, Rurouni Kenshin, or some of the older Gundam series. The only show where I stopped watching just because of the art work would be Gankutsuo. The textures and colors were so distracting that I just couldn't really pay attention to what is going on. However, I do like series with its own sense of style mixed in. Katanagatari and Soul Eater come to mind with their very stylized characters and locations which are freaking awesome.
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Posted 8/27/13 , edited 8/27/13
I'm the same, I didn't watch Air Master and Aku no Hana because the art was SHOCKING!
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19 / M / Louisiana
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Posted 8/27/13
I never could get into Yuyushiki, and at least a significant part of that is those awful character designs.
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Posted 8/27/13 , edited 8/27/13
Why does it matter that you only watch anime based on artwork? After all, the art is over a third of what makes an anime- and everyone's tastes are different. You should enjoy it the way you want to- rather than force yourself to love it for something else. They way you stated your own problem makes me think that someone pointed it out to you, instead of you reaching that conclusion by yourself. I could be wrong on this, but all I am trying to say is if your main preference is the artwork of the anime- even if the plot and VAs are utterly terrible, that's just you. Actually, if that is the case, why not start on VNs?
As for your request, I can't really help you out on that. As I said before, each person's visual preferences are different- so whatever I might reccomend will probably be a masterpiece to someone else. Yeah...
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Posted 8/27/13 , edited 8/27/13
That's not a good habit to get into. Being less open minded towards different artstyles. Yes it may affect your enjoyment but there are artstyles that you get over or actually learn to like. You might be missing out on some anime that could become a favorite. Watch some shorts, they often have very different arstyles. There are even some that are handrawn, watch Furiko (it's on youtube) for that. After that it's basically realizing that good art =/= good story or maximum enjoyment.
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20 / M / Texas
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Posted 8/27/13
This is me with rwby. Like the fighting, but I'm not too fond of the computer generated animations.
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33 / M / Orlando
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Posted 8/27/13
I avoided One Piece for like 10 years because I hate the art style. Kinda glad I did. Because when I finally gave it a chance I had a like 500 episodes to watch. I wasn't bored for a month. That said, I won't watch an anime if it looks like it was drawn in the 70's or 80's. Just won't do it.
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Posted 8/27/13
I had a hard time watching soul eater because of the way their noses were drawn so I feel your pain.
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25 / M / Canada
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Posted 8/27/13
Low-quality artwork is a legitimate reason to skip out on an anime in my book. I can relate to the idea of being 'spoiled' by newer anime, because there's some really amazing-looking stuff out there. I find that it's possible to get used to pretty much any artwork style though. It's only when the art is noticeably bad that it bothers me. Because of that, I sometimes have a hard time watching older anime because of the general rise in production quality in the industry over the years.
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