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The only thing I will disagree with your post about, is there was crap in the 90's (and before) just as much as there is crap now. You can't please everyone anyway and studios go for what sell. Those moe, kawaii, Loli's sell, like fucking candy. Also saying there were no Tsunderes or these other qualities back then is a bit of a stretch, and quite a few characters from older shows relied on them more than how much depth the character was given when writing the show...

Also I am going to assume the original question is not based on quality. But rather do you prefer marathoning shows (aka old shows that are done, even if that simply means one season older) or do you prefer watching weekly with the season.

My answer to that is: Why not both?

I have a lot of free time so I do a lot of marathoning and watching of current season titles.
Posted 3/11/14 , edited 3/11/14

Stonewolfe wrote:

The only thing I will disagree with your post about, is there was crap in the 90's (and before) just as much as there is crap now. You can't please everyone anyway and studios go for what sell. Those moe, kawaii, Loli's sell, like fucking candy. Also saying there were no Tsunderes or these other qualities back then is a bit of a stretch, and quite a few characters from older shows relied on them more than how much depth the character was given when writing the show...

Also I am going to assume the original question is not based on quality. But rather do you prefer marathoning shows (aka old shows that are done, even if that simply means one season older) or do you prefer watching weekly with the season.

My answer to that is: Why not both?

I have a lot of free time so I do a lot of marathoning and watching of current season titles.


I'll post again what I wrote in my second post:

Of course there was a lot of unremembered crap - obviously not every older anime was better than newer ones. But even in saying that, the majority were in my opinion. And this goes for any season.

Of course you had (for example) your Tsunderes back then. But again for the most part, those characters still had more depth and personality other than that one character trait. Nowadays having that really dominant character trait/personality like being Tsundere, moe, etc. seems to really be the basis of a lot of characters more than anything else. I personally think all this moe crap and loli crap is really dragging anime down.

Then again, this is all just my personal opinion.

On the whole, I prefer the anime series to be fully out (same for manga) - regardless of whether it is old or new. Every now and then I'll make exceptions though and watch/read something as soon as that episode or chapter is released.
Posted 3/11/14 , edited 3/11/14
Why a distinction? Like asking if we prefer older or newer books, or older or newer movies? I just like what I like...

If I had to pick, i'd probably say newer for two reasons
1) I don't buy the whole "stories and plots are worse today than yesterday" thing. There's nothing new under the sun, after all
2) I said that I don't think story quality varies, but I do think that fads change - and i'm quite fond of the new fads. People call moe and slice of life the "scourge of anime" - but its what got me into anime for the most part. That's just my preference - so sue me.
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I'm gunna get slammed for this. I can't stand old anime because of the animation and style. It's like watching a really old cartoon,or so it reminds me of that. So i stick with newer anime and so on.
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I prioritize anime that are currently airing. Why? Because I love following a story as it unfolds. I love speculating about what's going to happen next. I love the suspense of waiting another week for a new episode. The waiting is almost as enjoyable for me as the show itself, which sounds weird, but it's true. I also appreciate that there is a limit to how many episodes I can watch at once - when I get really into a show that's completed, I have a hard time deciding to stop binge watching and eat something, or sleep.

I have nothing against older anime, or completed anime. I just prefer following shows seasonally.
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I like waiting 1 week for a new episode, it usually makes the experience that much better. I do get sad when it ends with an epic cliffhanger, but then i also get to wait in suspense for one week.
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23 / M / A town called "Ci...
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Newer anime.

I like the shiner look to the stuff that started in the late 90's.
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It depends.
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40 / M / Minnesota, USA
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I generally watch newer stuff first so I can discuss it on here with my "internet friends." When I have extra time I try to catch up on my massive backlog.
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Finished because if I like an anime enough I can finish it in a matter of days, and having to wait a week for only 20 minutes of the show would drive me crazy. But if we're talking about 90s/some early 2000s vs post-2006 stuff, I'm gonna have to go with the latter because overall, the animation is just better. There are some exceptions, though.
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Newer anime, mostly because I'm pretty much done with my backlog. Marathoned through most of the older shows that I wanted to see, so I'm mostly just waiting for new shows to come out nowadays.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Both. I don't choose one over the other.
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27 / M / Near a peach tree.
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When we see more and more garbage anime, I wonder if watching older or old-school anime is worth it and then I thought, it's worth every second.
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