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I know, at least for now those kinds of anime are both a blessing and a curse, more blessing though. I don't know if its because the anime industry has no real budget to do many things or the system itself just prevents people with creative new ideas to try something new
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botogamer wrote:




I know, at least for now those kinds of anime are both a blessing and a curse, more blessing though. I don't know if its because the anime industry has no real budget to do many things or the system itself just prevents people with creative new ideas to try something new


I think that one of the reasons is because such a large part of the anime fan base is not demanding more. The trend is if you can create a "decent' storyline and include cute characters that fans will consume it. Coming to mind is anything that involves a "panty shot" or suggestive content.

I do not watch as much Anime as read Manga but all I can say man is long gone are the days of people like Tezuka or Tatsumi who truly gave legitimacy to this form of media.
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Rei4Shinji wrote:


botogamer wrote:




I know, at least for now those kinds of anime are both a blessing and a curse, more blessing though. I don't know if its because the anime industry has no real budget to do many things or the system itself just prevents people with creative new ideas to try something new


I think that one of the reasons is because such a large part of the anime fan base is not demanding more. The trend is if you can create a "decent' storyline and include cute characters that fans will consume it. Coming to mind is anything that involves a "panty shot" or suggestive content.

I do not watch as much Anime as read Manga but all I can say man is long gone are the days of people like Tezuka or Tatsumi who truly gave legitimacy to this form of media.


Yeah you have a good point. The anime industry is in a slump right now. Still, I'd like to think its only temporary and anime like Fate/Zero or even Attack on Titan with its currently released episodes (for me personally) give me hope. Its kind of like with literature. Yes Shakespeare died, but even after his death, we still got people like Whitman and Mark Twain. So hopefully we'll see some worthy successors soon.
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botogamer wrote:


Rei4Shinji wrote:


botogamer wrote:




I know, at least for now those kinds of anime are both a blessing and a curse, more blessing though. I don't know if its because the anime industry has no real budget to do many things or the system itself just prevents people with creative new ideas to try something new


I think that one of the reasons is because such a large part of the anime fan base is not demanding more. The trend is if you can create a "decent' storyline and include cute characters that fans will consume it. Coming to mind is anything that involves a "panty shot" or suggestive content.

I do not watch as much Anime as read Manga but all I can say man is long gone are the days of people like Tezuka or Tatsumi who truly gave legitimacy to this form of media.


Yeah you have a good point. The anime industry is in a slump right now. Still, I'd like to think its only temporary and anime like Fate/Zero or even Attack on Titan with its currently released episodes (for me personally) give me hope. Its kind of like with literature. Yes Shakespeare died, but even after his death, we still got people like Whitman and Mark Twain. So hopefully we'll see some worthy successors soon.


I have been wanting to check out "Attack on Titan" and will have to after u recommended it ~~

Your points are excellent and we just need to wait and see. Time will tell^^
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The same reasons star wars/star trek is frowned upon... people who watch anime are shamelessly obsessed about it.


Disclaimer: I myself am obsessed with anime, so there's no point for anyone to quote me saying that I'm "wrong", I'm answering from a perspective of a person who frown about these things.
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most of the people that I know who frown upon it do so cuz they say its weird
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Most of the people i know are quite accepting, but of the ones i've met who have a problem with me liking anime its mainly cause its animated. They think its for kids, when these same people go off after cussing me out and watch The Simpsons/Family Guy or South Park
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The only people I see "hating" on it are people that genuinely hate it to the point where it's abnormal.
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People fear or hate what they don't understand, or see as different from their "normal"
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I think anime is only frowned upon by some, and that's not really due to anime itself but it's over-the-top fans who are for the most part, disgusting.

Fat people wearing cat ears screaming "nyan" makes me cringe.
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Now I could go on a very long rant for why the public views it as very unsavory but I want to hear what you have to say! Now just to leave this, I think this video might explain why people frown upon anime because of Weaboose like this >.> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhHL96P_K4Y
I am a normal guy, I enjoy anime, I don't go around parading it and I am cool with it. Anyways Cheers.
Probably one more thing is just being uneducated on the kind of culture around it.


I hate you for making me watch that.
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They frown upon it because they're short-sighted. Period. Anime is just another medium for telling stories. It's no different from watching the Godfather or Star Wars. They also associate anime with nerds and Lord forbid they start looking like nerds because they care too much about what other people think. Don't worry about them, though. If and when anime gets popular enough, they're all going to jump on the bandwagon. I think it's already started.
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Well from what ive been always told and learned is that liking anime manga aka"Otaku" some or most families shun other people in there family or others because being Otaku is counter productive turns ppl into laze ppl and the list goes on lol....... in the past id have to say 5-10 years the criticizing had gone down alot but its still there......now personally think that anime is looked down on because people are ignorant and have nothing else better to do.....if most of the haters and the ignorant just shut up sit down and watch an anime they might find one for themselves and then join the fan-club of what it is to be OTAKU
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On the contrary, the Anime/Manga medium are getting more praise as years go by. News media that were once traditionally mute on the subject on Anime have been mentioning the medium in a positive light such as NYtimes, the LA Times, The LA Weekly, The Verge, MTV, The Washington Post, The Seatle Times, and some of the Comic/Geek orientated sites.

Anime Conventions in the country continue to increase in attendance, with Anime Expo expected to gain around 100,000 attendees. That's like what, nearing the San Diego Comic Con's levels? And Anime Expo hardly gets news coverage while Comic Con is showered with glory and praise by the corporate news media because of Hollywood's presence in the convention.

Despite the fact Comic book culture is greatly over-represented in American pop-culture, Anime/Manga culture have been making strides as well. While they aren't as mass-marketed as their comic/cartoon counterparts(like how you see Marvel/DC/Adventure Time related products in the stores), the Anime/Manga medium are gaining traction and quickly through the web rather than through traditional cable tv. As more and more people utilize the web for their everyday purpose in their lives, they will gradually be exposed to Anime/Manga. Eventually, Cable TV will be phased out in favor of Smart TVs and streaming services through their computer/android devices. This is where Crunchyroll holds the advantage.

Crunchyroll has already been increasing in traffic recently and nearly half of the sites traffic is derived from the US alone. Crunchyroll rakes much more web traffic than Marvel's website and what, Marvel is Walt Disney's biggest brand?

As for the "Weeaboo" word, meh, ignore it. 5-10 years from now, everyone will forget about it. A paradigm shift is bound to occur in our society where people in media spots who were once ignorant of Anime/Manga will be replaced and pretty soon, more positive coverage and reception will be bestowed on the medium.

Web trolls will be powerless against Anime/Manga fans, as the medium will gain more mainstream acceptance, and will be harder to ridicule. Comics book fans used to be thrown derogatory slang and remarks too as early as in the 50's but as soon as Marvel/DC entered the mainstream, the critics just shut up. They couldn't criticize Comic book fans nor their medium despite the fact they might have had a few that were pretty extreme with their fandom. But than again, what fandom does not have a few that would be extreme with their fandom?

Anyways, only time will tell what will happen but from what I can tell you, Anime and Manga are destined to shine just as much as their Comic/cartoon counterparts.
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If we are not hopeful of what the world can become, if we don't dream then whats the point of tomorrow?

keep your heads up everybody people take time to accept anything.
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