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I watched up to episode 3 to give it a fair chance. Does anyone else feel this cheap CGI animation lacks the ability to even be Anime? PBS Sunday AM cartoons are written better and have higher quality CGI. I know it's to each his/her own, but IMHO, this show doesn't deserve to be listed on CR.

Otherwise, CR is the best Anime site on the planet, and the best subscription for my hard earned $. I dropped Hulu Plus when I found CR. :)

FYI: I also consider "Anime" to only be Japanese. All else are 'wanna be's' and plain Cartoons. My 2 cents ;)


Well I'm glad you can fly your bigotry flag so high and proudly. Someday you'll grow up and stop judging people by race and nationality.
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Interesting and refreshing

Just my opinion.
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RWBY isn't anime,



Who cares? It pays homage to anime. I think that's close enough.



and more importantly it isn't even good.


I disagree, but since when does something necessarily have to be good to make it on CR? It seems to me they get what they can get. If something happens to be particularly awesome then that's certainly a nice bonus, but I don't ever recall them stating that they only get the best quality shows and filter out the junk.

I don't want people to take this the wrong way, but many anime suffer from the same issues people are complaining about with RWBY. Many anime have limited, poor, and stiff animation while being sold as full length TV series and not web series. The acting isn't always stellar, and the writing... well yeah... I dunno what a lot of writers are thinking a lot of the time.

I just get this weird feeling that if its critics didn't know where it was produced and it had a Japanese voice track (even one recorded in the U.S.) it wouldn't be getting this level of criticism.
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This came as a surprise to me. I'm already asking Jeff and Casey(Williams c; ) what the crap it's doing on here xD ~iiFailArby, Krakos1's daughter who's a bit known on le web
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Anime1Games wrote:

Well I'm glad you can fly your bigotry flag so high and proudly. Someday you'll grow up and stop judging people by race and nationality.


I'm not quite sure how anything I said is judgmental towards someones race or nationality, tho by your tone, I can see intelligence doesn't play a part in your reply. ;)

I suppose Bugs Bunny could be referred to as Anime, tho even the Japanese would never call it such. In any event, to each his/her own.
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WOOO GO CR
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camiie wrote:

I disagree, but since when does something necessarily have to be good to make it on CR? It seems to me they get what they can get. If something happens to be particularly awesome then that's certainly a nice bonus, but I don't ever recall them stating that they only get the best quality shows and filter out the junk.

I don't want people to take this the wrong way, but many anime suffer from the same issues people are complaining about with RWBY. Many anime have limited, poor, and stiff animation while being sold as full length TV series and not web series. The acting isn't always stellar, and the writing... well yeah... I dunno what a lot of writers are thinking a lot of the time.

I just get this weird feeling that if its critics didn't know where it was produced and it had a Japanese voice track (even one recorded in the U.S.) it wouldn't be getting this level of criticism.


I don't watch most Anime because I don't enjoy it's content whether it's poor animation, writing, story, etc. Just because it's 'made in Japan' doesn't mean I must watch it. That aside, when I compare Rwby to what I enjoy, it doesn't make the cut. I was a bit harsh when I posted it didn't deserve to be on CR tho.

In short, I agree w/ Camiie for the most part.
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having variety is the best gift you can give us CR thanks guys
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tried it, didnt like it. no problem with the animation. the voices sounded sooo cheesy.
i have watched american shows where the voices were not cheesy ( ugly americans, metalocalypse, frisky dingo, even adventure time and spongebob)

WHY DOES ANIME ALWAYS SOUND SOOOO BAD IN ENGLISH
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This is awesome. I love RT, I love Crunchy, I love Monty's work... I just love everybody.
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sickVisionz

I can never tell if the anime has nothing to do with Japan crowd are idiots or just trolling.

Actually, I think you got it right in one sentence there, since people trolling internet forums tend to mostly be dumb ass attention whores.
And my 2 cents on the issue is that "Anime" and "Cartoons" are both styles of animation. The same as "Baroque" and "Abstract" are both styles of painting. They both use paint on canvas to create pictures but the end results look different. If people don don't get it, they can just google Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijin just to grab the names of two famous painters with very different styles.

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In Japan, Anime refers to any Animation regardless of country it was produced in or the style. So yes, even Bugs Bunny or Disney films are referred to as Anime in Japan.

In the USA, Anime generally refers to Animation made/produced in Japan. It is more of a slang term which is why there are conflicting opinions on the definition.

Whether someone wants to call RWBY a pure Anime or Anime-styled depends on the definition you personally chose to use for the term "Anime". Either way, it is on Crunchyroll since it is relevant to the viewers which is apparent by the number of positive comments. So we should just leave it at that.
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Anime1Games wrote:


sickVisionz wrote:


Anime1Games wrote:
Anime is not a genre. Comedy, Action, Horror, etc... Those things describe a genre. Anime is animation. And unless you travel around a tight little circle of like-minded people such as yourself, than you wouldn't know, but most people have no idea what 'anime' even means. Those who do are like me. We believe that anime means animation. There are people like you who feel like anime is something that should remain pure and 'Japanese only'.

Seriously. In this whole post I believe there are only 2 people saying this isn't anime. I haven't checked lately, but 2 isn't 'most'.


It being Japanese is very much a part of "anime". I think it's silly when people try to say that anything animated counts as anime. Are you seriously going to tell me that if say, Cartoon Network ran an "anime" block and had zero Japanese content, you would still consider that an anime block because hey, anything animated is anime? If Crunchyroll had zero Japanese content but it was still animated content, you wouldn't find anything off about them calling themselves an anime site?

And for that matter if anything animated is anime, why aren't you guys upset about the insanely blatant Japanese bias on sites like this one and others that claim to cover anime yet basically have coverage and content that clearly shows they're of the opinion that if it isn't Japanese or copying the Japanese style, then it doesn't count?

I can never tell if the anime has nothing to do with Japan crowd are idiots or just trolling.


I wouldn't be talking about bias if I were you. You do know the whole argument about 'anime' being Japan only, is in itself, very biased. Your argument either means you have to be a particular race, or you have to come from a particular country in order to call something animated 'anime'. I mean if you like to flaunt your bigotry around that's up to you, but don't expect everyone to stoop to that level and start acting like a bigot themselves.

Also anime is not a style! And it's certainly not 'Japanese-styled' either. These arguments make me question whether or not people like yourselves are just idiots or just trolling (that sounds familiar). What do you think about video games? The first video game was made in 1947, in America. Does that mean that Japan is copying our 'American-style' of video games? Is every video game they make considered fake? Are they fakers!? Do they have the right to call their stuff video games? Video games are considered art now, so are they just copying us?

You see bigotry and ignorance (some can argue are the same thing) can go both ways.

You know it's funny how anal retentive people are about this subject, when the Japanese aren't. I mean it's hilarious how more so-called 'anime fans' are against others using the word 'anime' and Japan doesn't seem to care. Sure some are bigots over there, but I've never heard anyone from Japan say that no one other than them can make this stuff. In fact some people over there are afraid some countries might over shadow their anime industry!

Actually I do admit one director did use the term 'fake anime'. 'Shinichi Watanabe', He of course was talking about pirating, not the race of the person who just happens to be drawing anime.


The dictionary defines anime as:
"a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes"

Logic and reality are against you. Anything animated isn't anime by default. What you're saying is on par with saying any form of music counts as baroque or that any film counts as French New Wave... and that anyone who says, "hey, a major part of being French New Wave is that the content is French," is a bigot.
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Love you Crunchyroll

Why does everyone keep saying "its not anime" when its never claimed to be anime?


"RWBY is a new animated series from Rooster Teeth"


Sure a few places have mentioned it to be "Anime Style" what is it, and does very well (IMHO) but its never claimed to be a true-to-the-heart Anime




And if someone says "Crunchyroll is a Anime Streaming site" then yes it is,,

But I dont see anywhere saying it cant stream American Animation
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Now I dont have to get lost looking for it on rooster teeth. Yay, crunchyroll~
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