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Flaws in anime
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
The idea for this thread was another thread called ''Anime you know aren't great but like anyway?''.

To me, the question makes it seem like you can't enjoy anime like Naruto to your full extent, because other people pointed out it's flaws, so you have to keep that in mind when watching it. There are so many people out there criticizing anime, and stops at nothing to point out every flaw.

I think it's pretty safe to say that opinions influences a lot of people's experience watching anime. Not just ''other people'' though. You yourself probably have developed a criticizing mind after watching so much anime, so you might drop anime faster than you normally would, because they had ''flaws'' that turned you away.

Do you think you would enjoy anime more if you didn't know other people's opinion about it? Or if it was your first time watching anime, every time?

Does knowing something has ''flaws'' ruin your enjoyment?
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Not really because I tend not to take peoples criticism of anime to seriously, only because I know I will not enjoy everything someone else likes, and i may like what someone said they didn't. I tend not to judge an anime to early unless I have watched a significant enough of episodes and can form my own opinion of it.

So I guess what I am saying is that I will don't believe i drop an anime to quickly, or even too late, I just drop it when i feel i can no longer watch it or no longer care for it, or the characters.

However I can understand that some people may have preferred not to have someone else's opinion on an anime mainly if that opinion is negative, it could affect people's enjoyment because they will be looking for the flaws that have been pointed out to them, instead of just enjoying the journey.

That is my 2 cents.
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Posted 4/19/14
To be honest I couldn't care less what other people think. My opinion rarely coincides with the majority anyway. So even if I know the anime has flaws I can still enjoy it.
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Posted 4/19/14
maybe if i didn't know people's opinions it might influence... well... idk, i watched bleach despite all its haters, and i didn't like it, but not because of the reasons said haters didn't like it. i heard a lot of good things about angel beats, but i didn't care for it. by the same token, i heard great things about Gintama and now it's one of my favorite shows.

so... i guess i might be influenced by others' opinions, but in the end it doesn't really affect how i will personally see the show.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge if power.

At the end of the day YOU make your own decisions and decide what you like and don't like. Just because someone pointed out a flaw in something it really shouldn't make you enjoy it any less. However it is better to know something has flaws and pretend they aren't there, than to be ignorant to the flaws.

I was happier not knowing is just another way of saying I enjoy being stupid.

As an example, I like Sword Art Online, but you could write an essay longer than the whole script that points out the flaws in SAO. Yet, I still like it. My beef isn't that people like SAO, my problem is that people claim that SAO is flawless and refuse to acknowledge any critcism of it.
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Posted 4/19/14
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
While some people might find it a flaw, others might like that anime for that very same reason.

I find that having other people sway your very opinions of what you might like to be really stupid, for the very fact that
you dont have your own opinion.
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Posted 4/19/14
Another excessively analytical anime thread. YAY!
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Posted 4/19/14
How awesome anime like one piece and Gintama's apparent flaws are that they're too much episodes
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14

Ryuouka wrote:

Does knowing something has ''flaws'' ruin your enjoyment?

Nope, not at all. Anime is made by humans. Humans are flawed. Flaws are awesome.
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Posted 4/19/14

Ryuouka wrote:

Do you think you would enjoy anime more if you didn't know other people's opinion about it? Or if it was your first time watching anime, every time?

Does knowing something has ''flaws'' ruin your enjoyment?


Not really; I think it comes with researching an anime genre you have an interest in. Of course, there are the staple anime that everybody and their parents will expect (if not, DEMAND) you watch because THEY think they should be placed in the Louvre like priceless works of art; but then you watch a couple of them and find them underwhelming at best. Just because a film critic (or anime critic) gave an enthusiastic thumb's up and glowing review of a show (while completely glossing over the low points) doesn't mean that if YOU watch it, you'll be as enthralled as they (and the fanbase) are. There are a GREAT many popular animes that I've watched that I could either barely force myself to get through because I thought it was garbage (Cowboy Bebop, NGE, Trigun, Slayers, FMA) or simply dropped because I did not see the appeal early on (Gintama and Toriko).

This is what leads to a lot of the hate between fanbases and what scares curious people away from getting into anime altogether. If you watch a popular anime, point out its flaws AND explain why you DIDN'T like it, the fanbase will generally consider you an uncultured heretic and expect for you to be viciously beaten in the streets by overzealous fans who worship the show and its creator like its a religion.
Posted 4/19/14
I watch what I want. I drop things when I get bored. I have made it a habit to check the rating on MAL to see how others see it. I was only way off once and it was a comedy which had humor that was the furthest thing from my own sense of it.

I have watched things due to their "promise of being good" in the past. I was always disappointed when my senses tell me to just drop it and yet old friends would swear by it.

As for flaws - I don't mind. If you want everything in your life to be perfect you'll probably be terribly depressed as an adult, lol.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14
I read reviews of animes, I usually combine my own judgement with theirs. So when I read people's reviews pointing out the flaws in School Days I ended up not watching it due to my own experience with harems.

But yes, I was enjoying Bleach until I read comments that pointed out how horribly stupid Orihime is - and I agreed. It's just terrible I had to drop the anime after reading that comment, so I feel pretty conflicted about it.
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I can care less if people don't like my anime or not. Besides, I watch it because It looks interesting.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14

meowth900 wrote:
How awesome anime like one piece and Gintama's apparent flaws are that they're too few episodes

And when you catch up, you end up waiting for new ones...

BeyondTheGrave007 wrote:
I can care less if people don't like my anime or not. Besides, I watch it because It looks interesting.

If no one else likes it but you, the creators don't make any money, and they don't make a second season and/or other series similar to them because it wasn't popular or they ran out of money and had to sell their children.

You kinda have to care a little itty bitty bit.
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It's cartoons for big kids and adults. That's what I always tell myself when I lock myself up in my room.
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