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Dialogue driven anime VS Action driven anime?
Posted 6/8/14
Dialogue driven.

I can appreciate a story with only dialogue (no action at all). But I can appreciate action too.

What I like about HxH is that it's a combination of both good action and good dialogue... (and a combination of other things too, like proper use of music and art direction, a recent example I can give is the recent episode 131, where things become black and white... and slowed... I love when animators use effective techniques to enhance the emotional aspect of a story, and the piano composition was perfect for that scene).
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Posted 6/8/14
This question is like asking whether we'd prefer to have our arms or our legs...
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Posted 6/8/14
Why restrict yourself to only one ?
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Posted 6/8/14
Doesn't matter to me.
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Posted 6/8/14
Both, just not at once?

Good action might be a little mindless, but look really cool. Good dialogue ensures that there's interesting things going on. But nothing kills a good action scene like people talking too much when they should be trying to facepwn each other instead.

However, if you were to ask me what's a good balance between action and dialogue in the same anime... I'd say not too much action should be like a treat - just enough to be awesome when it's needed, but not too much that the awesomeness becomes routine.
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Posted 6/8/14
I like it mixed. But, if restricted to just these two, I'd prefer dialogue driven. Action driven anime would make me want to check the anime out, but it's dialogue driven stories that would more likely keep me watching past the first few episodes.

This reminded me of when I began Katanagatari. It looked like an action driven anime with a really nice and unique art style. What I didn't know was that the same guy who wrote Bakemonogatari penned Katanagatari, so all the dialogue between the two main characters was the highlight. Also, the dialogue is the reason why each episode is an hour long, but the sprinkles of action were nice.
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Posted 6/8/14
dialogue simply because it's what I like
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Posted 6/8/14 , edited 6/8/14
Pff, hate to be a snob but it's rare for me to see dialogue as the forte of any anime, simply because of the nature of subs and how they compress it to the point that what we usually get feels somewhat bland and rudimentary. There are some outstanding examples that got to me, first one off the top of my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGL1x40p46s

But overall I think that dialogue is really constrained in anime by the language barrier, and very often the shows that you feel are getting the most out of the medium are those that create some of the most fantastic spectacles for your eyes and ears. My favourite thing about an anime is its atmosphere, but seeing as that isn't an option I'm going with action.
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Posted 6/8/14
Both I guess
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