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What kind of new anime 2010+, would be considered classic in near future?
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Personally, I could see Steins;Gate being a classic. I'd go with the whole Monogatari series once it finishes as well. Attack on Titan won't be until the manga ends and the anime finishes, which will be at least 3 years from now at the least.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Psycho-Pass, Tiger & Bunny, Fate/Zero and NichiBros.
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really surprised The Melancholy of... wasn't mentioned.

edit: oh I read 2000+... huh. well, probably the last three rebuild of eva films then. Steins;gate maybe. depends how well it ages.
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High School DxD
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AoT is like a Summer Blockbuster. It's got the things that draw people in - action, adventure; explosions, fights to the death. But nothing more than that. Nothing in depth, nothing meaningful - no substance. It's a fun watch - but no more.

It's plot is full of holes which it fills in with a lot of action and speed. Characters are memorable - but only in the show. Compared to to others from other series, they'll be forgotten in a few years.

Just thinking that people would compare AoT to classics like Cowboy Bebop, Evangellion or Gundam....Comparing AoT to shows like Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Revolutionary Girl Utena...Or even something newer like Puella Magi Madoka?

AoT can't hold a candle to those series. Calling AoT a classic is like calling Sword Art Online a classic.

Give it a few years - majority of today's anime will not be remembered.
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The majority of anime from any point in the last 30 years are not remembered. I suspect that somewhere in all the shows from 2010 to say 2015. some will stand out and stand the test of time. they might even be shows we don't remember now.

I personally like and would rewatch Sora no Watta.
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Pyscho-Pass, gave a whole new meaning to justice and step over the boundaries that many shows feared to tread. Glad that it's getting a season 2.

My second pick is going to be Kuroko Basketball. Slam Dunk will always be that classic sports anime that no one will ever forget, but in the many years to come people are going to look back and see this gem and call this a classic.
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NYsquid wrote:
Someone else mentioned My Ordinary Life, which is easily my #1 for slice of life comedy(doesn't really say much but still). However, I'm not 100% sure it's popular enough that people will look back on it. I hope they do because it really is just an incredibly well done series.



Since My Ordinary Life (Nichijou) was done by Kyoto Animation (Full Metal Panic, Haruhi, Lucky Star, K-On, Clannad, Chuunibyou, Hyouka, Tamako Market, Free, Kyoukai no Kanata), it won't fall under the radar like most shows.

Due to this, My Ordinary Life is likely to be "re-discovered" over and over as time goes by

*Like I had mentioned earlier: Unique writing, Strangeness, and Interesting Directing are necessary for a show to retain longevity.
Amongst Kyoto Animation's shows, "My Ordinary Life" has a unique style, is certainly strange, and is done in a surprisingly high quality.

Another thing that I hadn't mentioned that helps a show retain popularity is how it connects to other shows. If the animation studio, director, head writer, manga author, or main voice actors are highly prominent in their field, the show will always have support.
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Zetsuen no Tempest was amazing and I can see it being a cult classic but I would agree with the suggestions of Steins Gate that series is incredible.
I also thought Kids on the Slope, and Tari Tari were both quite good when it comes to music focused anime...
And I personally think that Sukitte Ii na yo is one of the best romance anime I've seen.
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I think it really matters what counts as a classic...

When I think Classic movies I think of stuff like Citizen Kane, Singing in the Rain, Frankenstein... You know stuff from the 30's, 40's, 50's, etc. But all stuff way before 80's or even sometimes 70's.

Classic music, matters the genre I guess. When I think Rock I think 70's and 80's rock. Jazz 50's through the 70's. Country 80's through the 90's.

Anime though? I personally don't think of anything from Anime except some mid to late 90's pieces like Evangellion, Gundam during the 90's (I say this because I believe there were some Gundam during the 80's but I never saw those) Dragonball Z (Dragon Ball though was in the 80's). You know shows like these. So if classic in Anime standards means only roughly 10 years maybe a few going onto 20, then shows from 2003 would start being called classics.

As to on the topic of what I would consider a classic from 2010-2013 10 to 20 years from now (if i'm following what I was saying at least) I would have to say shows like Steins Gate, Fate/Zero, probably a few others but I would have to hunt down their names to make sure i'm not spelling things wrong.
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Where SnK/AoT ends up depends on the second season. Discussions like this can be entertaining, as long as they stay civil, but in the end there is just too much subjectivity involved. For example, I enjoyed Patlabor 2 way more than Akira, but Akira is considered a classic and Patlabor 2 is not. The same thing happens in US cinema as well. Sands of Iwo Jima is an awful movie, but many consider it a classic. Battleground on the other hand is an excellent war movie that was years ahead of it's time, but nobody remembers it. What people consider a classic isn't something solid, so it is impossible to guess what the consensus will be.
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It's tough to tell after only a few years, but here goes:

The only one that I can see that way is the Monogatari series but that was 2009, I think.
Natsume Yuujinchou might also work, but that's 2008, and honestly, it didn't do anything terribly memorable.
I could see Steins;Gate happening, but again, it didn't add much to the culture.
As much as I love Fate/Zero, I can't really see it as a classic.
Haruhi Suzumiya might be too long ago for this thread, but it might be on its way.
Madoka Magica is up in the air.

Honestly, it's just way too early. We're just getting to the point where early 2000's are starting to become "old," and just now starting to see which fanbases are sticking around. Fullmetal Alchemist and Death Note seem like good bets, but other than that, it's hard to tell which shows are likely to be forgotten. Shows like Mushi-shi or Spice and Wolf seem to be held with pretty high regard, but how many people knew anything about either before watching? Perhaps you'd heard of Holo, but will that familiarity stick around?

As far as I can tell, the criteria for determining whether something is "classic" is the extent to which it shapes popular culture. Lots of great books and movies are more enjoyable, thought provoking, and interesting than comparable "classics," but if nobody's read them, then there's no way they get a "classic" moniker. The classics, to my estimation, are best judged by the level that they've infiltrated regular society. Almost everyone knows the basic premise of Faust, even if they haven't read it. I knew the story of The Odyssey long before I even thought about reading it, and Sherlock Holmes is a name I've known since childhood.

On the anime side, I can say that, even before I saw it, I understood what people meant when they compared a show's ending to Evangelion's. "See You Space Cowboy" is a reference I knew before going into Bebop, and everyone and their mother probably has at least a vague idea of what a super-saiyan might be. To put it simply, I don't think there's been enough time for any of the recent shows to sink into popular anime culture. Madoka was memorable and interesting enough to stick around, but I haven't seen a Kyubey reference in months. Years from now, will people compare a striking change in tone with Madoka Magica? Will Kyubey be a measuring stick? If someone simply mentions Fate/Zero, or Nichijou, or Steins;Gate in a discussion, will the point be understood? Somehow, I'm doubtful, but I also think "classics" are far less common than most people do, and further, almost none of my favorites are classics. Maybe Clannad? Perhaps anime is a bit different, but so-called "true" classics in literature are often talked about in terms of centuries, and movies in terms of decades. Being that that's the case, what's the probability that we have one in the span of three years? Or in this case, the last three years?
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Hmmmm, what about Shakugan no Shana?

Imo, the third season kind of undercuts the rest of the show, but it is also different enough to make the show stand out. The tone of SnS seems somewhat "classic" to me, and animation-wise it sort of straddles the line between the older style and the newer.
Posted 10/18/13 , edited 10/18/13
The only anime that comes to mind is Flowers of Evil, it won't be a classic, but it will be considered a cult classic maybe.


There's a shitty korean manga by the same name except without the S or with the S, i can't remember. And I can't remember what manga is called in korean, forgot it. mangwa or something.
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