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Have we seen the best anime ever ?
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Posted 10/27/13

aidenraine wrote:

it's pretty much something that's impossible to determine, so there's really no use in trying to think about it.


This
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deadpanditto wrote:

I saw the BEST ANIME EVAR.
And then I hit my head.
I can't remember what it was? ;)


you should make an anime in tribute to the greatest anime in the world that you can't remember.
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Posted 10/27/13

aidenraine wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

I saw the BEST ANIME EVAR.
And then I hit my head.
I can't remember what it was? ;)


you should make an anime in tribute to the greatest anime in the world that you can't remember.


The OP will feature an air guitar solo.
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Posted 10/27/13

deadpanditto wrote:


aidenraine wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

I saw the BEST ANIME EVAR.
And then I hit my head.
I can't remember what it was? ;)


you should make an anime in tribute to the greatest anime in the world that you can't remember.


The OP will feature an air guitar solo. ;)


something modern or old?
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Posted 10/27/13

AnimeKami wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:


aidenraine wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

I saw the BEST ANIME EVAR.
And then I hit my head.
I can't remember what it was? ;)


you should make an anime in tribute to the greatest anime in the world that you can't remember.


The OP will feature an air guitar solo. ;)


something modern or old?


It has to be old. All the new stuff is crap. Except for the stuff that isn't, of course.
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Being that time hasn't stopped yet and anime is still produced . . . we haven't seen the "best anime ever".

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus has been touted to be the "Greatest Show on Earth" for a very long time but we don't see anyone beating down the doors to get in like . . . . American Idol.... I knew a guy that got suspended from work because he couldn't stop watching it one night.

What is it that would make it "The Best"? like several people have either stated or implied, "The Best" is kind of subjective... Most of the Anime that gets a 4 or 5 star rating here at Crunchyroll can been mundane, even crap in many people's opinion... Including other Anime websites like ANN or Ani-DB . . . Likewise, shows rated highly at other websites, you can find people here saying some pretty subjectively bad things about them....

Opinions, opinions, opinions, kind of like asses, everyone likes a nice one . . . . I digress.

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I don't think that going to happen I mean everyone has different taste about what they like but who knows right?
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"Best" is subjective. "Best EVER" is impossible. Unless animation were to die sometime in the distant future.
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Let me get in my time machine.
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Posted 10/27/13
Short answer: no

Long answer: not yet



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The best anime is all behind us? Nope. I've seen this argument quite a few times(mostly by people who watched the original adult swim anime line up) and it just doesn't hold up. First of all its all opinion and arguing over opinion is never any fun, but even looking back to a lot of highly praised older anime series I can honestly find a lot of series on par with them released within the past few years. That and I've genuinely meet older anime fans that think that since hand drawn animation is no longer the dominate force that means all anime looks god awful... what I'm saying is that a lot of the people that claim that anime is only getting worse seem to be looking for things to hate.
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Akira?
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There will always be that one anime series out there that will surpass the "best". For now though, no one really knows as anime will continue to be produced.
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I guess this questions should of taken " what is the best anime in your opinion?" I would answer that and it would be, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.
First ever anime I saw and first ever that made me cry.
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AnimeKami wrote:

are you pulling the age card? lol

and who is this viking user you type of?
It's never too early or too late to pull the age card LOL

"Anime Viking" is a "Guest Author" Crunchyroll has used for news stories recently. He wrote an article which spawned a similar discussion thread here recently:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2013/09/22-1/feature-anime-is-not-getting-worse-we-only-lack-perspective
The funny thing is I agree with him as he is saying anime is NOT worse today, we just tend to forget all the bad anime that's been made before and only remember the best ones. I just find it odd that a 20-year old is talking about perspective, they are talking about classic anime that was made when they were 3 years old or before they were born...

tcfenstermaker wrote:
...Funny you mention that. I just started watching the 1979 dub of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers), something many my age living in the US remember seeing on TV after school back in the day. Admittedly, I'm watching the bowdlerized dub, since I don't know where to find a sub of the original. But, I can sense that even if I was able to watch it without that extra level of introduced dorkiness, it's definitely an anime from the 1970's. The animation and art is cruder and choppier. It may have been ground-breaking in its day, and I'm enjoying the nostalgia, but, todays work is far far ahead. I don't know if I'd recommend it to a younger anime fan to stand on its own.

I would really like to see the original with a sub, though, uncut, and with original incidental music, to fully judge. The same goes to Planet Boy Papi (aka Prince Planet), technically the first anime i ever saw and was a fan of, back in the early 70's. But I really believe in the end I'd find that, even in their original state, I'd enjoy them more for their historicity than their raw entertainment.

I don't think there ever was an original with a sub of Space Battleship Yamato at the time though you can probably get one today in a boxed set or something. Subtitled anime didn't come out until later when fans started to realize that the English dub voice acting of the time was generally way over the top and the scripts were often changed so much as to no longer resemble the original story. We had Harmony Gold's frankenstein's monster Robotech which stitched 3 separate series together to make one long enough for syndication which, in the long run, ruined all of their series as they could not pick up the sequels of them from Japan as they wouldn't make sense in the Robotech universe... And they are still suing Hasbro to this day for G.I. Joe figures they say too closely rememble Genesis Climber Mospeada, blah...

It is fun to watch them and think that they did that all before computers were used in the business. I still have my VHS copy of the 1983 Golgo 13: The Professional which had a CGI helicopter scene which I think was one of the first such uses in anime. That's still a good movie, I really enjoy the story and the characters but the CGI scene does not at all blend into the rest of the show, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

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I completely agree. from an age standpoint, I'm not as old as you two, but I still watched westernized bastardizations of anime when I was a kid. Transformers, Voltron, Robotech, Astro Boy, Sailor Moon (was a childhood guilty pleasure of mine), Dragonball (though that wasn't quite as much of a bastardization as the others)... and I do have to say that people who think older anime are better for one reason or another are either looking back through nostalgia/rose colored glasses, or they're just anime hipsters. not saying that old shows aren't as good as newer shows or anything, but newer shows are by no means as horrible as people like to make them out to be.

I also think that as time goes on, the quality of the medium is being refined. personally, I find myself enjoying most of the newer series yearly than I do looking back yearly. 2013 itself has had many shows that I would put in the top tier of my own personal anime ranking.

I agree, and it is funny that we find 15 year old anime hipsters here who start threads like this...

2011 even, 2012 and 2013 I think have been the best years ever for quality anime. The number of treasured series from these last couple of years are just amazing. I sure hope it continues.

We are entering a new age with gdgd fairies paving the way for Arpeggio of Blue Steel / Ars Nova, a completely CGI anime which is causing many fans to turn their noses up at it but I enjoy it and actually find all CGI to be less jarring than 2D with obvious 3D stuck on it like Golgo 13 from 1983 and Tokyo Ravens right now with the totally obvious 3D demon mecha that look like they jumped right out of a video game...
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