Remove this ad
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
Post Reply I hate to say it, but I won't watch an anime if I don't like the artwork.
3408 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 11/13/13
I do the same thing sometimes.
6325 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Alabama, US
Offline
Posted 11/13/13
I think this is actually a pretty understandable problem. Anime is a visual medium. The quality of the animation and whether or not you like the aesthetic of any given show matters, whether people admit it or not. A lot of it is subjective too. Some people really hate Shaft's style of animation, for example, but I personally like it a great deal. There are some examples where you can just "get used to" a style, or the other parts of the show are compelling enough that you can deal with an aesthetic that you don't like, but it's always a factor. For some people an awful lot of the enjoyment of anime (understandably) comes from the art and animation itself. I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of. It's part of the medium, and it absolutely matters.
17284 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / KS, USA
Online
Posted 11/13/13
This happens to me way to often, I notice it a lot thought when I try to watch older shows... even shows from like 2003-2007 range, some of them at least just take awhile to get used to or I can't even push myself to watch enough to like the art... definitely spoiled by the art from the last couple of years shows.
14108 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / Delaware
Offline
Posted 11/13/13
98% of the time I will vehemently refuse to watch an anime unless I like the art style. One of the rare exceptions is Kill la Kill and I only chose to start watching that because I have a special place for anything even remotely related to Gurren Lagann. Otherwise I would have NEVER even bothered paying attention to it (at least I'm honest )

I also won't watch an anime if I don't like the character design. Thankfully I have started branching away from my stance after watching "Accel World" though. I hated the character design for Haruyuki and passed over the anime for a couple weeks but when I finally gave in I completely fell for the anime/story and feel it made him more likable/relatable in the long run.

As far as sub-par-animation-but-still-good-story animes go I'd probably suggest "Katekyo Hitman Reborn!" I watch a couple episodes every so often when bored and think it really is a good anime in it's own right. It starts a little slow (character development, but it's funny and good episodes all the same) but once it gets going it will have you hooked.
Sogno- 
16540 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 11/13/13
ahhh i believe a lot of people, especially younger, have this problem. I know quite a few kids who won't watch older anime because of it the old style animation, even if the story is really good. *shrug* idk, some people just watch it for the art, and that's okay i guess
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.