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Order of Watching and the Effect on Liking
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I mean hell just look at the average age ranges for those who generally like and dislike modern anime. The bulk of the jaded anime fan crowd is over 20 and pine for the halcyon days of the 80's, 90's, and very early 2000's..


funny how you say this, yet I've actually seen it as quite the opposite. especially on this forum.
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Personally, I think that the only way you would like something less is if it really never offered anything in the first place. Since anime vary so greatly, I will use my cars as example to create a less subjective comparision.

Alright, I have driven alot of vehicles in my day. When I learned to drive in the 90s, a crappy car was crappy, even though I had not too much experience with other cars really at the time. In 2003 I got a car that was pretty high performance for the time. It had awesome brakes, suspension, etc. In 2009, I got another new car. Both cars are 2 door, performance cars, similar in size and design. In fact, my like for the first one is why I got the second one.

For those that don't know vehicles, it would pretty much be the same aside from styling. But for somebody highly experienced, the new car was superior in any way. The previous car wasn't bad, it never would be. Somebody used to garbage would still like it, somebody who has had better would still like it.

Anime is the same way. If something is terrible, it doesn't matter how much you watched before or if it was your first time. Bad is bad. If your first show was a good one (My first known anime was Akira) then you think it is awesome. As time goes by, you learn more about the genre and series and get to experience some real gems. I go back to Akira now, and it is Okay, but when you compare to when it came it, it was still awesome!

But to bring the point to more detail, again, I watched the legendary Akira movie as my first awesome anime, and that lead me to the Akira manga for my first manga. As such, my entire tastes and collection is really held to a high personal standard and I tend to be really picky. What others say OMG awesome 5/5!!! I might give a 3 or 4. I still enjoy it, but will be more critical. Location or theme really doesn't play too much into it. Might keep you from checking out a show, but if well written, the setting doesn't even play in.

Heck, I just started watching Angel Beats this weekend, and I am enjoying it. I have seen alot of highschool/combat shows. But unique story means the highschool is nothing more than a prop.


aidenraine wrote:


Koda89 wrote:

I mean hell just look at the average age ranges for those who generally like and dislike modern anime. The bulk of the jaded anime fan crowd is over 20 and pine for the halcyon days of the 80's, 90's, and very early 2000's..


funny how you say this, yet I've actually seen it as quite the opposite. especially on this forum.


Yup, right on the point here. In my experience with the anime crowd, the other old farts like me really like the new stuff. Those that I talk to that don't almost always argue that "it be sux cuz itz a coppy...."
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I have a preference for anime I watch earlier.
BUT, I have a greater preference towards anime that I remember.
If I can remember what it looked like, felt like, sounded like, and thought like, then I will continue to like it well into the future.
When I take a break and come back are some of the most memorable shows, so TWGOK and Index will be up there for a while, considering how busy I was before I found the time to watch them. I literally watched the first season of TWGOK in a night, although that might only have been six hours, those six hours were amazing.

Considering the anime I just thought through for good anime off the top of my head. A few current, some a year or two old, some about four or five years old, one about a decade old, so I guess I like the last thing I've seen, but I'm fond of things I saw.
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Just make sure you watch the series first before you watch the ova. I don't know why but I wanted to slap a friend when he told me that he watch Another episode 0 first and then the series. He also did it with Un-Go.
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Posted 1/13/14 , edited 1/13/14

aidenraine wrote:


Koda89 wrote:

I mean hell just look at the average age ranges for those who generally like and dislike modern anime. The bulk of the jaded anime fan crowd is over 20 and pine for the halcyon days of the 80's, 90's, and very early 2000's..


funny how you say this, yet I've actually seen it as quite the opposite. especially on this forum.


Well, at a certain point you start getting inherited nostalgia: parents introducing their kids to anime with the old stuff that they like, convincing them to like whatever the parents consider classics before anything new takes the saw-it-first slot in their minds. We may have a weird situation where most of the 30-or-40-somethings and the teenagers are addicted to old shows, but the 20-somethings aren't because their parents didn't watch anime.

And ANN just posted (bottom of article) a 12-year-old's collection of a few standard shonens and a whole lot of old-school stuff, half of which I've never even heard of, so...you may be right.
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