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Anime Necessities
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What does an anime need to succeed in your eyes.

-Fast Pacing
-Slow Pacing but with effective dialogue
-Great artwork/animation
-Fanservice
-A great OP
-Good characters
-A lot of action scenes
-incest

etc..


I told someone I thought onepiece in my opinion is one of the greatest animes of all time and definitely the best shonen. He disagreed with me saying it was to slow paced with crappy artwork/animation and thinks its overhyped/overrated. So this got me thinking.

In your opinion what makes an anime a must watch ?
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I suppose if an anime makes me buy its merchandise it worked.
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-Slow Pacing but with effective dialogue. this one depend on what kind of show it is.

-Great artwork/animation. don't really care about the visual as long as it have consistency that make you say "i want this kind of art style anime." because you got used to it.

-Fanservice. is the fan service made to fit the way i like if so yes if not no.

-A great OP. Depend on the show plot. Some time you don't even remember you listened opening music after 5 minute if the show is intense.

-Good characters. characters are the most crucial thing in anime. if you hear about anime discussion in forums more then 90% of the time it's about the characters.

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Thfelese wrote:

-Slow Pacing but with effective dialogue. this one depend on what kind of show it is.

-Great artwork/animation. don't really care about the visual as long as it have consistency that make you say "i want this kind of art style anime." because you got used to it.

-Fanservice. is the fan service made to fit the way i like if so yes if not no.

-A great OP. Depend on the show plot. Some time you don't even remember you listened opening music after 5 minute if the show is intense.

-Good characters. characters are the most crucial thing in anime. if you hear about anime discussion in forums more then 90% of the time it's about the characters.



wish I could change it sadly I cant =/
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Posted 7/2/14 , edited 7/2/14

imbrreezzy wrote:

wish I could change it sadly I cant =/

You can click the "Report to Moderator" link on your own post, and in the box requesting the reason, ask them to correct the spelling of the topic title.

Sogno- 
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the same as a novel: character AND plot development. That's why, imo, FMA stands out above all the rest.

and of course humor, i can't watched a darned thing if it ain't makin' me giggle
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What that person said about one piece is wrong. I've not even watched one piece and can say that you shouldn't be writing a show off merely based on it's pace.

Concerning your points, you need to broaden their definitions. All the items you listed are merely small elements of larger components.

For example - Incest, fans service, and good characters (your points from above) can all be condensed into character development.

If you want to satisfy the title of this thread, every anime is rated based on 3 pillars. Story, Music, and Art. Contained within those 3 criteria are slightly less broad concepts that are more often used.

To delineate

Art includes - Animation, artwork, backdrops/enviroments, character design
music includes - OP and EP, soundtrack, character themes, sound effects, sound quality and queuing
Story includes - Character design(yes this is in 2 categories), plot, pace, writing, execution.

To me, a good anime will have decently satisfied all 3 of the pillars. No one is going to call an anime great that has a story written like it's penned by a 5 yr. old. On the other hand, it's really hard to enjoy a show when all music is crap. You want unique sounding character themes? Almost all good anime has them.
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Batman and Sex, but not necessarily in that order.



But seriously, lots of things. The number 1 however, is effort. I gotvto SEE that they are trying. So....everything by Studio Arms is a failure. Even Mayou. They didn't even try with Mayou....they just did the bare minimum of work. Which is more than they usually do.

I have seen shows with extremely lazy animation blow my mind. Shows like Digimon and .Hack/sign.

I have seen shows where I detest the main characters enough to spit upon people who dare cosplay them, only to have genius writing and proper character development turn them into paragons of storytelling. Characters like Kamille Bidan and that one guy from that one show.

I've seen a lot of anime, and damn do a lot have redeeming qualities.

But if it lacks effort, I can't like it. Its necessary.
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-Effort.
-Fast Pacing, but with effective dialogue.
-Great artwork/animation.
-Low to moderate amounts of Fanservice.
-A great OP/ED (Doesn't hurt.)
-A killer soundtrack in general.
-Good characters (More like depthful ones, they don't have to be "good".)
-Plentiful characters. (For when you end up hating the main character and have someone else to like.)
-A lot of non-cliche action scenes.
-No filler episodes.
-Incest is unnecessary but if inputted it shouldn't be implemented casually.
-World development. Lore and such, envision something grand that you discover more of with each episode.
-Expert level character development.
-Plot development.
-Not a lot of plot armor.
-Controversial decisions by characters.
-Clever foreshadowing.
-Stays true to the baseline plot.
-CLIFFHANGERS!
-A tantalizing PV to interest viewers.
-A message to take home at the end of the day.
Well.. I think that's it for me.
Posted 7/3/14
Deep meanings... friendship/love is definitely overused, and most anime explore these themes in superficial ways. but there are few anime that explore it into depth... therefore giving it "deeper meanings", those are the ones that succeed to my eyes.

Exemplar #1:

Compare the friendship theme in Naruto... it feels shallow. It's about not fitting in, acceptance, wanting to protect your friends and whatnot... compare it to the friendship theme in Hunter x Hunter... I don't know I just feel HxH explore it into more depth? Feel free to disagree... but this is how I feel... I'm not saying it's objective and set in stone. [Gon & Kite and Komugi & Meruem].

Exemplar #2:

Compare love in Sword Art Online to something like Flowers of Evil. The love in SAO is explored in such a juvenile way... it's like... anybody could have written that. But the love theme in FoE is explored more into depth... like how the main male character gets really confused about which girl he likes, and refuses to touch his girlfriend because he thinks of her as an "angel" compared to himself as he considers himself to be a "pervert" and beneath her.

Deep meanings

Exemplar #3:

Sometimes an anime may look like it's just random things happening on the surface, but they actually connect with one another to form a bigger picture and there is a deep meaning behind those random scenes.
Like Baka To Test and Cuticle Detective Inaba, both of these anime don't have a proper plot structure, and random things always happen in them... and I believe a person has to watch a lot of anime before they can appreciate these types of anime... and at times, I feel like you need to understand the Japanese school system to appreciate the satires behind it... and Japanese culture.

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Characters

In order for a story to have deep meanings, it needs to have well thought out characters; well developed and fully fleshed. Characters that say interesting things... not cheesy things that have been said many times already. multi-dimensional personalities. just something that keeps the audience from wanting to know more about these characters and what they're going to do next.

(Having said that, I'm pretty sure there are good stories out there that don't use characters at all... not even animal characters or personified objects as characters).

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Stories that break the story-writing rules


These are the stories/anime that don't follow the rules of creative writing.

Some examples would be:

- non-linear storytelling
- an anime without sound or colour
- this one I just saw last week "Demian", an animation that starts off at the climax... instead of starting at the orientation.

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Symbolism


What I like about Hunter x Hunter is its use of many symbolism that is integral to the plot and characters. The use of INSECTS as the antagonists... is perfection. I mean imagine if they were normal humans... I would be questioning why would the Royal guards be so loyal to its King. but because the writer used insects, it's like the perfect symbolism of loyalty. We know that in the insect world... insects are loyal to their Queen etc.

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I could go on... and on and on and on and on and on. but i'll stop here.
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Fan Service is at the bottom of the list for me. Overly done Fan service is a way to turn new people off from watching anime.
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4 most important parts for me:
Great Character Interactions, OST, Art/Character Design, and Animation.
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-Likable cast with engaging character interaction
-A balanced mix of comedy and drama
-When the show acknowledges what it is and avoids pandering too much
-When the show successfully conveys what it's trying to present to the viewer
-If the anime has a story, there needs to be mystery, obstacles, tension and an ending where everything comes together and makes sense
-Even if it's fantasy, there needs to be some elements of reality
-Even if it's chaotic, there should be at least be some method to the madness

...yeah.
Posted 7/4/14 , edited 7/4/14
For me, a good anime only has to have good characters...the plot will become good because of the characters. I don't care for art or the pace of it. If a character catches my heart then I'm all over it. Same with books, character development is the most important part for me.

Oh and anything with fanservice is out of the window for me...the only fanservice I liked was in Berserk because it goes with the story (it was more like tasteful nudism) boobs and panties are not on your face....well, I guess all ecchi animes are no-no in my list of good animes but I appreciate mature stories with nudism and sex and not the fanservice from ecchi anime.
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As for me, let's just call it "that something." In general, "that something" means "something to set it apart from the hundreds of other shows I've seen." If I can recognize exactly where a show is going, and pretty much predict it from start to finish, start feeling like I've seen this show before or start saying to myself, "X did it first and better," that show is doomed.

But this isn't always the case. I mainly kept watching No Game No Life for Shiro. :p I knew overall exactly what was going to happen, but I <3 Shiro.


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