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Do you believe the end of Anime is near?
Posted 8/19/12
it's like Elfen Lied.... More diclonius will be borned twice as much as humans.
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Posted 8/21/12
No the end is not near. In fact....Hell no!
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Posted 8/21/12
LOL at "predicting" something will die out but it will take 50 years to happen. I predict cloudji and 45% of the people posting in this thread including myself will have died out in 50 years see I can do it to.
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Posted 8/21/12
I think I've lived through the 'golden age' of anime in North America.

It reached it's peak sometime while ALL the now defunct anime importers were competing for the zillions of new anime that japan made every season.

now... It seems newer stuff is less both in raw numbers and memorable quality. I watch anime constantly now yet was trouble to find something remembered well enough to reccomend to a friend out of last year's offerings.


I look at netflix and their anime selection is pitiful. My anime collection has never been bigger at home thanks to the fire sale of dvd's made by now defunct importers but...

I think the 'golden age' of anime has passed.
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Posted 8/21/12

papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I think I've lived through the 'golden age' of anime in North America.



This is probably a true statement, at least for traditional media.

I'm still hoping that streaming will breath new life into the NA market. It looks like it's on the cusp, but the pessimist in me....
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Posted 8/21/12

deadpanditto wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I think I've lived through the 'golden age' of anime in North America.



This is probably a true statement, at least for traditional media.

I'm still hoping that streaming will breath new life into the NA market. It looks like it's on the cusp, but the pessimist in me....


Maybe I'm being a curmudgeon but the quality and originality of anime these days seems ... lacking...

Code Geass did something 'new'. by taking the 'Byronic Hero' from the west. There's been nothing new in harem anime since 'love hina' and even that doesn't hold a candle to the original Tenchi Muyo. but that's just my opinion. no need to go spreading it around.

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Posted 11/5/12
If it ended. Id make my own...
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Posted 11/5/12
No. There are just a lot of new stuffs that keep on coming
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Posted 11/6/12 , edited 11/6/12
anime itself isn't going to go away. look at the garbage that's popular. that garbage will be popular forever.

the gems are just harder than ever to find.

5 or 6 years ago, i felt like there were only 3 good shows a year coming out. . . .so i just dropped out for a long time. I still watched things Adult Swim picked up but I didn't go looking for current stuff online anymore. Basically, the entire time [as] was running Full Metal Alchemist, Paranoia Agent and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, I didn't watch any other anime.

Last year, after Durarara finished on [as] I came back to the online anime thing and sure enough there was a pile of good shows that came out over the years just waiting to be seen. Now, I'm not saying drop out for 4 or 5 years like I did. . .but you know....drop out for like two seasons, and then when you come back ask everyone what the one good show was. I have 5 years of good shows to watch on this here site, hulu and netflix combined. Really.


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Posted 11/6/12
For the moment, anime is North America is on a decline. That said, I think it's foolish to say that we've already lived through anime's "golden age" in North America. The industry will recover, and with the widespread usage of the internet, it's easier for one to find out about anime than ever. I'd say the future in North America is fairly bright.

In Japan, anime production is in a slump and on the decline, but there's still plenty of good shows like Fate/Zero or Madoka Magica that have come out recently. I don't think anything short of a number of decades or a very big societal shake-up would be able to elimnate anime in Japan.
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Posted 11/6/12
In regards to what other people are saying about the "golden age" of anime in North America being over, or yet to come, I like to think of it as a roller coaster with peaks and valleys. I don't think there is such thing as just one "golden age" or just one fall.

That being said, I think some ties can be made between anime and the gaming industry and even Hollywood (in regards to new content). Most of what we see nowadays is just rehashed ideas. Does that mean there's no coming out of it and there will be no new ideas? Not at all. It just means the different medias need to find a way to evolve and I think you see that in some new anime coming out that sticks.

Maybe it's just me being an optimist because I hope anime will never "die", but I think it's all about those peaks and valleys.
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Posted 11/7/12
Anime is never going to become old or disappear!
But I'm afraid the really old animes might be forgotten..
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Posted 11/7/12
I will probably be dead before it becomes a relic, so i dont care
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Posted 11/7/12
It's not near.
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Posted 11/7/12
The end of anime isn't near because there is new anime's coming out all the time.
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