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Posted 4/15/14

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I agree, it's a misunderstanding about anime in Western Culture this is changing.

But I dislike how people will group anime and western animation into one category. However, I find that to be among the older generations who don't really "get" anime as an art form. They also think comics still adhere to the Comic Code, and should be something "you grow out of".


The best thing about animes is that it targets all ages and groups. Even people with weird tastes have animes that are just perfect for them. (Yep. I'm one of those weird people) I'm in college and I live surrounded by bishoujos. I have figures and wall scrolls all around my room. And my mom looked at my figures and she said, "What are you? A little girl?" and I was like "These are not f*%&ing barbie dolls... And I have these because I'm a GUY!" and she keeps saying I waste money on stupid stuff. Well but guess what, I like spending money on stuff I actually love than stuff like new clothes, new shoes, new watch, etc., whatever normal people buy. I buy figures and think to myself: "HAHA! Money is amazing and normal people waste money on some stupid stuff!"

Not hating on cartoons but when you look at cartoons nowadays, they are either for kids or dirty adult comedy such as family guy & south park. What really gets American animations out there are the 3D animations (Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, etc.) Those are respected by people around the world. They always targed kids but everyone watches them anyways
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Posted 4/15/14
Hmmm I don't know. Ironically anime is a huge influence on Western animation post 1980's. The first anime series I ever watched as a kid growing up was "Voltron" in 1984 the Americanized version of "Go Lion". I also watched "Maya the Bee", "The Adventures of the Little Koala", "Grimms Fairy Tales", "Speed Racer", "Flying House", and "Superbook" through the 80's. Even though the latter two were religious, they were made in anime studios and bear the same style commonly found in anime characters.

Anime opened the door for South Park, Family Guy, and other "Western" animation, but all of that didn't happen until well into the 90's when anime as a genre started really getting viewed among college art students looking for something "edgier". As far as 3D animations, yes, they are pretty, but I've seen some god awful direct to DVD ones that make me want to take back a few hours of my life and use it doing something else.

As far as collecting figures and the whole lifestyle of the "otaku", I'm not really one of those people. I really can't afford the figures nor do I want to decorate my house with them. I did go through a phase where I DID have wall scrolls of Naruto up, and I did decorate my office with posters from anime shows. Yet when faced with a choice between paying my bills or buying a new fig, I would pay my bills. I guess my priorities have changed, I still like anime, but I'm not a hard core otaku.
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Posted 4/16/14 , edited 4/16/14
Here's some of my selected examples of witty contributions to the Anime/Cartoon argument


Never before has etymology been so life-or-death. Seriously, people...?
THIS grinds my gears



PS. While I'm on the topic of posting comments, I'll leave you with this gem:

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When people make closed, personal groups on Crunchyroll, and tell people not to join. You do realize there's a secret option to make your group invisible, right??????? You are spamming a group board I pay attention to with your useless crap no one cares about. And they're rude about it, too! I saw one's description that said "This is for me, and for me only. don't join, cunts." Or something along those lines. I'm tempted just to continuously request to join until I piss them off.

THAT IS WHAT GRINDS MY GEARS. At the moment.
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Poor shimming and lack of lubrication. Wait what?!
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When I pull the clutch out too soon.
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When anime characters do that stupid wink when they say something cool thinking it makes them look cool? Really grinds my gears.
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When anime girls try to be super cute and bubbly when it's super annoying.
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People who ride horses. GET WITH THE TIMES, PEOPLE!!!
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Haters of the Transformers movies.

Okay I get it you hate Transformers and Michael Bay, now shut up already!
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People who use the term "mainstream" wether its music or anime or whatever.
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Posted 5/6/14
People trying forcing religion on others. I respect their views, but honestly... f off lol
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Not just religion. Anything lol
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Posted 5/7/14
An anime where the plot is developed nicely and the pacing is good, but then the end of the series is rushed and everything is crammed into 2 final episodes to try and have a happy ending. That is the worst. Soul Eater definitely qualifies for this. I liked the series but the ending was botched in my opinion.
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Relating to anime, I can't stand those nasty porn types of anime. Why can't they focus on the story instead of just boobs and underwear.....
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