What do you like Anime?
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So, I just thought of something a little bit ago that I decided to throw out here (Haven't really seen any other posts under this topic, so I decided to fill in the gap). I personally like Anime quite a bit, although it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I actually decided to into it. Beforehand, I used to view Anime as kind of a weird type of medium. I never really was exposed much to it, but once I actually started perusing different types, I actually found that I really liked several series, which motivated me to try more, which got me to where I am today. Now, to help get the discussion going, I'll say some of the things I like about the medium:

1. The art style, when it's in the right hands, can be very unique. The type of art style anime has can lend itself well to a variety of different genres, not really being as limited as some other forms of animation. The major reason being that it allows characters to be able to emote very well, which is important in animation of any type.

2. Anime, quite a bit of the time, tackles genres and tones that Western animation studios would never even think about green lighting, allowing for a more varied selection of works to watch.

3. This medium is what led to the creation of the Humongous Mecha Genre.

4. It's fun to compare subs and dubs. I don't really prefer one over the other, although I do find that whatever I'm introduced to first tends to influence my preference for a particular series.

Granted, I don't really agree with generalizing anime like so many people do (The same people that think we're all into tentacles and hentai). So, going into specifics wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
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Gah, stupid typo. The title should be what do you like about Anime.
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Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/3/14
ummm is that suppose to be "Why do you like Anime" or What do you like about anime two different questions


oops never mind

I like the art and the stories
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Primarily, the art, the character designs, the backdrops, and the endless possibilities for them to vary from real life. I'm always in awe at what types of things they can create in anime, from the more simplistic aesthetics to the very complex and almost life like ones. Additionally, the fact that anime is made in Japan means that it tends to reflect Japan-centered cultural themes, which I find interesting; and a nice change of pace from Western norms I see in the US.
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I like that there are a lot of stories that are more geared towards mature audiences, rather than kids. In the west, a lot of people have the false impression that animated works are "for kids", because they "can't deal with the real world yet", or something like that. And although studios like Disney put a lot of effort into making their movies enjoyable for younger and more mature audiences, there have never really been any fully animated movies for adults, atleast not as far as I know.

Although I do think animation should be apreciated more by the older audiences, I kind of like that anime isn't a big thing in western countries. It makes it sort of... special, different from what the mainstream watches. I almost never watch normal TV these days, all I watch is anime on the internet.

God I feel like a hipster now.
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There's already a thread similar to this.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-834721/why-do-you-love-anime
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Oh, my bad. Thanks for pointing that out!
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I love anime because of the art and the fact that anything can happen. the possibilities are endless when it comes to anime.
I also love the attention to detail the animators put into it. As a gun fanatic, I truly appreciate when an anime like black lagoon or jormungand shows off realistically animated versions of real life weapons and they dont just make every gun look like a generic gun.
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Why do we have to be questioned about liking anime? ._.
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^_^ Since you now know there is another thread making this one a duplicate, I'll close it.
Please feel free to share your thoughts in that other thread :D

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