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Why do we overanalyse some anime and just accept others as is?
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Yeah so yesterday I just finished reading the Crunchyroll featured article about the 2013 anime season http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2013/10/20-1/feature-summer-2013-anime-reviews-whats-with-these-finales and I had a serious question about what anime get scrutinized and don't.

I mean no matter where I seem to go any critic even talking about Attack on Titan loves to break out there microscope... examine the show... and then proceed to whip out their literary AK-47 and don't stop until they have made it clear we understand Attack on Titan has HORRIBLE pacing (which it does, though granted I never noticed it so maybe I'm stupid or just easily entertained) and the most boring cast of characters since... the latter half of that other show rather I'd not mention <.< (though to be fair FT chapter 356 was pretty freaking cool) Which again Attack on Titan does have characters about as entertaining as a chocolate bar with nuts (I hate nuts btw not that you should care) but really why are we blasting this show so much for its faults?

I mean, just why?

Why are we not blasting One Piece or Legend of Korra for having some of the most interesting political plots in their worlds and seem to be focused more on characters that deal with a disgustingly boring love triangle or eating copious amounts of food in an attempt to be funny and having character traits that wore off appeal a looong time ago... or just don't seem to stay in their pit (F*CKING MAN UP USOPP! -_-). Then again Korra has been just torn apart all this time until episodes 7 and 8 so that's a pretty bad example but you get the idea.

The only thing I can think of is the super hype level and its rabid (spoilerific) fanbase but is there anything I'm over looking here? Or am I just being overly critical of what people chose to do with their keyboards(let me guess the ladder right lol)?

And in case you wonder why I still read Fairy Tail seeing as how I don't like it anymore well... I see it as like a manga reader's Ikki Tousen... and also Zeref. Wanna see some epic stuff go down with Zeref >.>
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I try not to over analyze any series that I'm watching or reading because I eventually will just stop following them all together because I'll be too critical of it to actually enjoy it. I know that a lot of people like to wax poetic and maybe analyzing the shows is just their way of gaining a better understanding of what the creators are trying to get across to us as readers.

With political situations, it could be that people don't really understand what the politics are trying to get across or they simply don't voice their opinions on them because getting into a debate about politics in a fandom just won't end well. Some people love to debate these topics and others simply don't.

But ultimately, they are just people's opinions and sometimes you just need to take them with a grain of salt.
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There are a lot of reasons for it, but fundamentally, people do it because it can be fun in its own right. I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
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trainlovinfreak wrote:

I try not to over analyze any series that I'm watching or reading because I eventually will just stop following them all together because I'll be too critical of it to actually enjoy it. I know that a lot of people like to wax poetic and maybe analyzing the shows is just their way of gaining a better understanding of what the creators are trying to get across to us as readers.

With political situations, it could be that people don't really understand what the politics are trying to get across or they simply don't voice their opinions on them because getting into a debate about politics in a fandom just won't end well. Some people love to debate these topics and others simply don't.

But ultimately, they are just people's opinions and sometimes you just need to take them with a grain of salt.


Debating... Debating never changes. Both sides are chickens talking to walls lol.
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Fukken genius said,

Don't.

Be a smart man and analyze the shit out of it.

Because it might actually suck, and you don't know it yet.

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deadpanditto wrote:

There are a lot of reasons for it, but fundamentally, people do it because it can be fun in its own right.

That's me in a nutshell.

Although I'm trying not to bother as many people with my musings this time around. I might post an occasional rant but getting drawn into exhaustive, multi-page debates is usually pointless. I like knowing what other people think, and some back-and-forth can help promote that. But I don't see a point in exhaustively beating at each other with opinions.

There's a very high tier of anime (and other media in general) that I enjoy thoroughly, and cannot recognize flaws in. But for the vast majority of stuff I want to understand what I think of it and how it works, and if something doesn't feel right I want to hammer out why. It's a bit like disassembling a household appliance or figuring out an interlocking puzzle.

Which is all fine and dandy, as long as we don't start projecting what we figured out for ourselves onto others (which I'm not perfect at). In any case, most of the time when I do end up in an argument I'm not trying to force someone to accept my opinion as their own, I just want them to accept that my opinion can exist. That's just me staking out my space.
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You know what they say!

D.O.N.T.

As in:

Dooooooooon't comment...ever
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AnimeKami wrote:



Don't.

Be a smart man and analyze the shit out of it.

Because it might actually suck, and you don't know it yet.



quoted for emphasis.
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I don't over-analyze the shows I watch. I try to enjoy them for what they are, and if I don't, I don't watch them. if I DO enjoy them, then I continue to watch them. it just makes life that much more fun than being a cynical douche-bag all the time.
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aidenraine wrote:

enjoy them for what they are, it just makes life that much more fun than being a cynical douche-bag all the time. boosting the epeen.


i'm not going to take from those who actually enjoy analyzing it, but from what i've seen, they are usually that of a minority on forums.
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Ultimately, it's just other people's opinions so you shouldn't let it bother you to much.

Then again, people who over analyze an anime series or anything else related to such just end up not enjoying a single series and focus more on the negatives and not the positives, just like the author to that article. It's anime....Japanese cartoons....there's no reason to be so critical and serious about each and every series. Yes, you can enjoy anime to the deepest part of your heart (like me and a majority of everyone here on CR) and it can play a huge part in your life. But reality is, it's just a Japanese cartoon and there's no need to be so critical and serious about it when you can be critical upon and serious about real life issues that are more important.
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RolexKid wrote:


aidenraine wrote:

enjoy them for what they are, it just makes life that much more fun than being a cynical douche-bag all the time. boosting the epeen.


i'm not going to take from those who actually enjoy analyzing it, but from what i've seen, they are usually that of a minority on forums.


the very vocal minority who likes to scream at the top of their lungs about how their opinion is right, and everybody else is wrong and shouldn't like what is apparently bad.
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There are some very good discussions on CR where shows are analyzed. There are also troll threads and pointless debates as well. Sometimes it is hard to tell them apart, but it can be worth your time if you think about the points raised even if you never participate in the threads.
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THIS is the exact topic that I've been asking myself since I saw that article yesterday. It really bothers me how some people attempt to ignore the good qualities of an anime only because there are certain parts they don't like/plot holes they cannot accept. I love seeing reviews that point out the shortcomings of an anime because it is a good starting ground for topic (especially if I hadn't considered it yet). STILL THOUGH, I cannot fathom what reason someone would have for ONLY stating the negative about an anime and not even attempting to relish in the positives. When I personally start watching an anime and find it to be unbearable to watch I leave it alone and just chunk it up to "it wasn't my style". If an anime I do watch turns sour and someone wants me opinion on it I will typically start with "It is a very well done anime, the only problem is..." I think more credit is due to these anime artists, they do one hell of a job and it isn't an easy task trying to portray a good plot while forced to keep interest but not straying from the main idea (anime is expensive as hell so originality is less likely to succeed than a show dedicated towards fan-service).

As far as the review yesterday, I was so upset at how little and negative the author said about the animes. NONE of them were terrible, some were a bit awkward to watch but they were nowhere near as bad as the author suggested. For me I actually added two of the animes that he or she ranked low and I am enjoying them quite a bit. I really hope no one takes those reviews seriously and decide to pass over a great anime just because he or she said it was terrible.
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I guess I like to analyze to a degree, but I do it to help myself process what I'm seeing. I also think it's dangerous for me to just accept whatever I see without looking at it a little more critically. How am I going to separate out the good messages from the bad messages if I don't analyze?

I did think the review that was posted was just one guy being a little bit pretentious. I mean, I didn't seem like he accounted for entertainment value AT ALL. Which, to me, seems weird, but maybe he doesn't watch anime to enjoy it?
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