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I like all type of anime accept for childish and silly anime.

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Definitely.

Maybe just a few years ago I would've enjoyed something like Date A Live, to use a recent example. Today I just grumble and drop the series. Been there, done that, Tenchi and Shuffle both did it better. Same for Magi, only worse, I only got one episode in before I decided I'd seen this show before and decided to drop it.

I think maybe I'm just tired of Shounen....though I did just recently finally get around to watching TTGL, and loved it.

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Definitely. I'm very picky with anime genres and animation.
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Not much... I wouldn't say it "changed" as much as it just became more refined.

Originally, I used to watch just about anything because virtually everything that anime had to offer was so fresh and unique to me. Now, while i'll still watch almost anything, i'm pretty firmly camped in the slice of life genre

However, I started out loving the slice of life genre anyway, which is why I say that my tastes simply refined rather than outright changing.


Best answer so far. It's hard to be picky about anime when there is just so much available; it is one of the most diverse, unique, and creative medium of entertainment. Since there is a finite amount of anime available, eventually you end up refining your tastes a bit after exhausting some of the more 'quality' content anime has to offer.

I also feel like the opposite can be true. Newcomers to anime will have very specific tastes and genres they tend to gravitate to. Because there is so much available, you need to narrow down what you want to watch with guidelines.

Phase 1: Oh this is pretty interesting I want more like this please. Help me pick my anime, community!
Phase 2: Anime is the best thing ever! Watching everything and everything ever with rose colored goggles. Everything is so good.
Phase 3: Knowing that there can be bad anime, I think I know what I personally want from anime now. I no longer need help from the community to tell me what I should be watching.

Is how things tend to go, yeah?
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Not really.
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lately i've been into more horror/mystery than I was into action
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Involution wrote:

Best answer so far. It's hard to be picky about anime when there is just so much available; it is one of the most diverse, unique, and creative medium of entertainment. Since there is a finite amount of anime available, eventually you end up refining your tastes a bit after exhausting some of the more 'quality' content anime has to offer.

I also feel like the opposite can be true. Newcomers to anime will have very specific tastes and genres they tend to gravitate to. Because there is so much available, you need to narrow down what you want to watch with guidelines.

Phase 1: Oh this is pretty interesting I want more like this please. Help me pick my anime, community!
Phase 2: Anime is the best thing ever! Watching everything and everything ever with rose colored goggles. Everything is so good.
Phase 3: Knowing that there can be bad anime, I think I know what I personally want from anime now. I no longer need help from the community to tell me what I should be watching.

Is how things tend to go, yeah?


Yes! Those phases are exactly how things went for me. That's so accurate that its almost eerie lol

That seems like a really good assessment of how tastes progress. I can't say how common it is (since I only have my own case to go off of) but it definitely seems like many people would also go through something similar.
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The biggest change for me was getting more into series. In my teenage years I would only watch anime movies and avoided anime series like the plague. Series were just far too much of a time investment.

I watch a lot of series now and from a wider variety of genres too.
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Well, compared to ten years ago, that's a definite yes. I am more receptive to all kinds of shows whereas back then, there were some types of shows that were just off limits for me. There is stuff like overly girly shows like Sailor Moon and bloody shows like Berserk I would stay away from at all costs, but today I will gladly watch them.
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I also think I'm slowly outgrowing shojo romance and starting to want more josei-type romance like NANA (even though technically it's shojo).


Was NANA a romance? I thought it was more of a tragedy. That's the only anime I can think of that made me cry a significant number of "bad" tears. I can't think of an anime I regret having watched more.

That aside, I agree with OP. I used to enjoy action, now it's usually anything but. I'm a few episodes into SAO, and that's the farthest I've gotten in an action-heavy anime for years.
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I'd say I've gotten pickier over plot, character development, and animation.
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Not really. I have started giving a few romcoms a chance, and mecha isn't as horrible as I originally thought but they're still not my cup of tea. At the end of the day, I need to see people beating the crap out of something while being somewhat hilarious.
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My tastes have pretty much stayed the same. Most of the anime I watch are romantic comedies.
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cleruninja wrote:


MeikoAkizukiMB wrote:
I also think I'm slowly outgrowing shojo romance and starting to want more josei-type romance like NANA (even though technically it's shojo).


Was NANA a romance? I thought it was more of a tragedy. That's the only anime I can think of that made me cry a significant number of "bad" tears. I can't think of an anime I regret having watched more.


Well, yeah. I consider anime that has romance (usually a lot of it) in it to be a romance. It was a romantic drama, not really a tragedy, at least not in my eyes.
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Yeah, definitely. I think when I was younger I was more into action, horror, mystery, and less comedic animations. Now a days all I want to do is watch an Anime and laugh the entire time. I think it's harder to find that type of Anime because I'm so picky about it.
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