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Post Reply Popular animes and weird drawing styles
Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15
Moe seeped into everything somehow and ruined it all. Loli too. UGH. The blob-years really took their toll on me. I miss the days of hand drawn animation. Specially 90's stuff.

Still though, I have never been the type to drop an anime or manga/etc. just because of the way things are drawn/animated. I'm there for the story and characters.
Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15
I remember when my friends made fun of the "no nose" look of current anime. They definitely thought that style was weird - hell it made them quit watching except for the rare "weird" one.

One hero already went into it, but saying something is weird is a misnomer.
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Posted 4/22/14

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And literally NONE of those shows you mentioned are meant to be moe so why are you complaining!?


I'm just pointing out the jinx, not complaining. I wasn't saying anything like they shouldn't exist or anything


What do you mean 'the jinx'? Jinxing something means 'to bring bad luck'. Do you mean the 'correlation'?


'jinx' if you see it the other way around: (like I check out an anime because ppl say it's good, and most of the time it looks weird)
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15

FkYouBish wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:


FkYouBish wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

And literally NONE of those shows you mentioned are meant to be moe so why are you complaining!?


I'm just pointing out the jinx, not complaining. I wasn't saying anything like they shouldn't exist or anything


What do you mean 'the jinx'? Jinxing something means 'to bring bad luck'. Do you mean the 'correlation'?


'jinx' if you see it the other way around: (like I check out an anime because ppl say it's good, and most of the time it looks weird)


If most anime people say an anime is good and it look weird to you then that's a coincidence. Jinxing is the same as a curse or bad luck, not something looking strange to you. Anywho, you'll be hard pressed to find any particularly groundbreaking anime with a moe artstyle. Those that are moe often rely on being cutesy, at least in my experience, and cutesy stuff isn't really ever noteworthy of any awards. A lot of those which look different have that difference reflected in their art style which may be a coincidence, but it's not weird.
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Posted 4/22/14

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I'm not one of those rabbid nazi attack on titan fanboys, but what's bad about the art?




*cough*

I suspect some dislike the art because the character designs have thicker, darker lines than they are are used to seeing.

In a much older case, I remember Sai Kano getting treated oddly because of the characters looking purposely sketch-like, rather than finished.
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:
I'm not one of those rabbid nazi attack on titan fanboys, but what's bad about the art?




*cough*

I suspect some dislike the art because the character designs have thicker, darker lines than they are are used to seeing.

In a much older case, I remember Sai Kano getting treated oddly because of the characters looking purposely sketch-like, rather than finished.


Lol. Yes that was a retarded typo on my part. I quite like the thick lines, personally; It give the show character.

In one final response to the OP, if they really want an answer other than 'most popular anime have weird art because of coincidence' (which I'm pretty sure IS the real reason), the only other I can think of is that most popular shows are those which cover dark and mature themes and subject matter. As such, that atmosphere is reflected in the art. If AOT had moe characters it would seem immensely retarded because it wouldn't fit the nature of the show. It's why things like Death Note have more slightly anatomically correct characters, to fit the gritty nature of the show. If a show is meant to be foreboding and instead has you going 'Dawww, iz so cute, kawaii desuuu' then it's probably doing things wrong. Now I say 'most' because shows like Code Geass and Higurashi had, what I guess could be described as cute character designs, but for the most part the shows need the art to reflect the atmosphere in which case the answer is, not all shows try to be moe. Saying something like AOT has the worst drawings is a silly comment to make, because if that level of detail, specifically on the titans, is bad to you then I really don't know what to say.
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 4/22/14

BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

In one final response to the OP, if they really want an answer other than 'most popular anime have weird art because of coincidence' (which I'm pretty sure IS the real reason), the only other I can think of is that most popular shows are those which cover dark and mature themes and subject matter. As such, that atmosphere is reflected in the art. If AOT had moe characters it would seem immensely retarded because it wouldn't fit the nature of the show. It's why things like Death Note have more slightly anatomically correct characters, to fit the gritty nature of the show. If a show is meant to be foreboding and instead has you going 'Dawww, iz so cute, kawaii desuuu' then it's probably doing things wrong. Now I say 'most' because shows like Code Geass and Higurashi had, what I guess could be described as cute character designs, but for the most part the shows need the art to reflect the atmosphere in which case the answer is, not all shows try to be moe. Saying something like AOT has the worst drawings is a silly comment to make, because if that level of detail, specifically on the titans, is bad to you then I really don't know what to say.


Dark and mature themes.. Tbh, Madoka was straight up depressing. And I didn't like the art they used especially for the monsters and their attacks (it reminded me of spongebob LOL) But the characters were actually good.

I liked Angel Beats. Angel Beats is very highly rated and so are their characters. Kanade from Angel Beats has won several different titles in International Saimoe(Best of Moe) Tournament. Yurippe has also won a title.

So, having moe doesn't necessarily mean it can't be a 'good' anime. 'good' and 'bad' are kinda biased to use on animes because different people like different things. I REALLY HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE THINK GOOD = POPULAR

For god's sake, even Sword Art Online has moe characters and it is really popular.
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15

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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

In one final response to the OP, if they really want an answer other than 'most popular anime have weird art because of coincidence' (which I'm pretty sure IS the real reason), the only other I can think of is that most popular shows are those which cover dark and mature themes and subject matter. As such, that atmosphere is reflected in the art. If AOT had moe characters it would seem immensely retarded because it wouldn't fit the nature of the show. It's why things like Death Note have more slightly anatomically correct characters, to fit the gritty nature of the show. If a show is meant to be foreboding and instead has you going 'Dawww, iz so cute, kawaii desuuu' then it's probably doing things wrong. Now I say 'most' because shows like Code Geass and Higurashi had, what I guess could be described as cute character designs, but for the most part the shows need the art to reflect the atmosphere in which case the answer is, not all shows try to be moe. Saying something like AOT has the worst drawings is a silly comment to make, because if that level of detail, specifically on the titans, is bad to you then I really don't know what to say.


Dark and mature themes.. Tbh, Madoka was straight up depressing. And I didn't like the art they used especially for the monsters and their attacks (it reminded me of spongebob LOL) But the characters were actually good.

I liked Angel Beats. Angel Beats is very highly rated and so are their characters. Kanade from Angel Beats has won several different titles in International Saimoe(Best of Moe) Tournament. Yurippe has also won a title.

So, having moe doesn't necessarily mean it can't be a 'good' anime. 'good' and 'bad' are kinda biased to use on animes because different people like different things. I REALLY HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE THINK GOOD = POPULAR

For god's sake, even Sword Art Online has moe characters and it is really popular.


Well I have a completely dedicated forum topic to Madoka and why I don't appreciate it as much as everyone else (including how, compared to some shows, Madoka isn't really that grim at all). I also didn't say that a show can't be popular because it has moe, hence why I re-emphasised that sometimes a show can cover dark themes and have moe art. In the case of Angel Beats, sure it has its light hearted moments, but it covered some very sad and twisted topics. The main point of the show never struck me as it meaning to be cute, despite that element being prevalent.
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Posted 4/22/14 , edited 3/5/15
I can get behind most styles in anime but I like when they go out of their way to be different. Of course different doesn't always mean better but an interesting art style just adds a little bit to my enjoyment of a show.

However, I do not believe that there is any correlation between weird styles and popularity. If a show has a unique style, it seems to require a great show behind it to become popular. Alternatively, if a show has a generic style (with high production values), it can get by and become popular without a great show behind it. Thats just my opinion though...
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Posted 4/23/14 , edited 3/5/15
Surprise, surprise! Another moe thread.

Anyway, they become popular because they are the only ones viewers can actually identify and distinguish from the rest of look-alike moe blob material.
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Posted 4/23/14 , edited 3/5/15
I'll admit I didn't care for Kill la Kill because of the art.

AoT had great art in my opinion, but the story lacked enough for me to stop caring about it as well.

JoJo just seems like a nostalgia blast from the past, that again I can't get into, but not saying the art is bad necessarily.
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Posted 4/23/14
Naruto has a really weird art style. Especially the old series. It got a little better in Shippuden
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Posted 4/23/14 , edited 3/5/15
Whether one likes or dislikes an art style is completely subjective. What one likes another dislikes. I just enjoy the adventure of finding new shows, styles and music that I may end up enjoying.




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Posted 4/23/14

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Kyousougiga had a different art style, yet it's a fairly unknown and vastly under appreciated anime.


And yet such a good anime with a beautiful story imo.
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Posted 4/23/14

FkYouBish wrote:

I have noticed that the animes that are popular recently have weird style of drawing.

The funny thing is, the anime with the worst drawing of the season is like the most popular one

Ones I'm referring to: Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

If you think those are weird God help you when you discover Masaaki Yuasa.
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