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I have recently been watching some old anime. Like 80's-90's stuff. Despite being able to find a lot of animation and plot flaws in these animes, for some reason I enjoyed them extremely, like marathon-worthy extremely. I am specifically talking about Trigun (late 90's), Record of Lodoss Wars (early 90's), and Legend of the Galactic Heroes (late 80's to late 90's).

When watching these animes there was something 'different' that these animes share that I don't especially see in a lot of today's animes. After thinking about what it was for a while, I finally noticed during an episode of Record of Lodoss Wars. These animes are a lot more atmospheric than today's animes. I have noticed their direction seems to draw you more into the setting, where as a lot of today's animes (there are exceptions, mostly slice of life stuff) are actually extremely dialogue focused in comparison.

I kind of created this thread to see what other people's opinions are on this matter. More specifically on how anime has changed. Because as far as I remember anime was still quite atmospheric as late as the early 2000's with Vandread and Gundam Seed, but more recent works seem to lack that atmospheric quality, and I am not 100% sure as to what exactly they are doing wrong in that aspect.
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Indeed.
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Something that struck me while watching The Twelve Kingdoms last year (which is semi-recent in the scheme of things, 2002) is that current anime is so incredibly spectacle-heavy at the expense of its story and characters.

Sweet animation isn't a bad thing, but I think studios right now are leaning on it a hell of a lot.

In the worst case it even distracts from what is otherwise a good story, if it'd just hold still for a second.
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yep. but you know what? I ain't even mad.

cute girls make everything better.
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aidenraine wrote:

yep. but you know what? I ain't even mad.

cute girls make everything better.


Cute girls makes the world go round.
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TRIGUN!

I need to rewatch that so bad. <3 One of my first anime crushes was Vash.
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I can't stand a-lot of the old anime animeation i'm not saying its bad it's just not me.
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Posted 5/3/14

aidenraine wrote:



yep. but you know what? I ain't even mad.

cute girls make everything better.


You could also interpret that as :

40 Years Ago : Dreams
5 Years Ago : Fantasy
Today : Libido
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Insomnist wrote:

Something that struck me while watching The Twelve Kingdoms last year (which is semi-recent in the scheme of things, 2002) is that current anime is so incredibly spectacle-heavy at the expense of its story and characters.

Sweet animation isn't a bad thing, but I think studios right now are leaning on it a hell of a lot.

In the worst case it even distracts from what is otherwise a good story, if it'd just hold still for a second.


Damn, you really love that show, don't you? You always mention it.
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Is the new Sailor Moon really going to be that Kyo-Ani Hamster face?
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

Something that struck me while watching The Twelve Kingdoms last year (which is semi-recent in the scheme of things, 2002) is that current anime is so incredibly spectacle-heavy at the expense of its story and characters.

Sweet animation isn't a bad thing, but I think studios right now are leaning on it a hell of a lot.

In the worst case it even distracts from what is otherwise a good story, if it'd just hold still for a second.

Damn, you really love that show, don't you? You always mention it.
The more I mention it the more people see me mentioning it and the more likely they are to go look it up.


Really though, it just left an impression so I end up using it as an example a lot.
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saint seiya is the only 80' and 90's anime i like beside DBZ it doesnt count

cause it came out in like 1989 and is still going on both manga and anime --__--
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As a fan of comedy anime, I definitely prefer 2000's/2010's comedy anime over 90's/80's comedy anime.
Mostly cause there is more comedy anime now then there was back then (which was dominated by mecha and fighting anime).
And most of the older comedy is cheesy and outdated.

Since we are talking about older anime, why are there so many Bronies hyped for Sailor Moon? It was crap back then, and its crap now.
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CKD-Anime wrote:

As a fan of comedy anime, I definitely prefer 2000's/2010's comedy anime over 90's/80's comedy anime.
Mostly cause there is more comedy anime now then there was back then (which was dominated by mecha and fighting anime).
And most of the older comedy is cheesy and outdated.

Since we are talking about older anime, why are there so many Bronies hyped for Sailor Moon? It was crap back then, and its crap now.


Nostalgia.

I would be exited if they announced a new season of DBZ, even though it's not a great series.
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