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Why is there so much blood in recent anime?
Posted 10/12/14
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Posted 10/12/14

dracphelan wrote:

The flippant answer: We come into the world screaming and covered in gore. Why should our entertainment be any different?

I'm actually more concerned with the increase in rape scenes which actually do nothing to move the story along. I've been dropping shows because of that.


lol, me like this post. I'm even hate the rape scene that actually have something to do with the story.
But love it if it is my everyday H-doujin. Rape should not be canon in any story.
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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14
*headscratch*

You're concerned about blood, gore, nudity, etc. in modern anime?

....

Surely I'm not the only one here who's seen anything from the '80s.
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

op is ranting about blood (which there really isn't much off) rather than ranting about the plague known as fan service and jello tits? mmm... seems legit.


^ This.

Also there has always been anime with blood and gore. It just doesn't get subbed as often as its not as popular as jello tits virgin fantasy anime.
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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

*headscratch*

You're concerned about blood, gore, nudity, etc. in modern anime?

....

Surely I'm not the only one here who's seen anything from the '80s.


Yeah, the first thing that sprung to mind while reading the OP is Ninja Scroll and Genocyber. Heck I have the uncensored version of Kite and Mezzo Forte on DVD. Gore and rape have been around for a long time in anime. Or just japaneese genre media come to think of it. Not that it makes it right mind you.

I do agree with the that it's just a tasteless crutch, one I get much less tolerant of as I get older.
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Posted 10/12/14
Just like any genre out there, it's what's "in" right now. It was Vamps (romance still hangs onto them) and all the gouls, now it's Dystopian (especially in YA). I know what you mean though. You have characters who are so non-faze about gore, but oh my God! Show some panties or touch a boob and it's all embarrassment and calling the males "perv's".

But like someone mention earlier, I too seem not to notice all the gore as much anymore.
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I dunno man, I think you're being a bit harsh on blood. Sometimes it's there to be gratuitous sure, but when that's the case the show usually isn't meant to be taken seriously. Look at Kill La Kill, there was a ton of blood in that and it's because the creators decided to make the awesomest most batshit crazy, gloriously ridiculous show they could. Other times blood is just there because it's to be expected. Can you imagine how, say, Berserk would have been if every time someone was stabbed or cut they wouldn't bleed? I think that would have gotten in the way much more than a bit of blood would have. And hey, plenty of people could make the argument recent anime has had too little blood. Like Tokyo Ghoul, a horror show that was censored waaay too heavily, or Terra Formars which had some hilariously stupid censorship decisions. I'm sorry, but when you show me a man fighting a bear and winning, I expect you to actually show the cool parts, not just them glaring at each other. I do agree however, that many shows this season have been bloody when they didn't need to be, and I'm personally not liking the season very much so far.
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Posted 10/12/14

runec wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:

op is ranting about blood (which there really isn't much off) rather than ranting about the plague known as fan service and jello tits? mmm... seems legit.


^ This.

Also there has always been anime with blood and gore. It just doesn't get subbed as often as its not as popular as jello tits virgin fantasy anime.


There's been fanservice in anime for just as long. Lasting a while doesn't make something good.
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Posted 10/12/14

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runec wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:

op is ranting about blood (which there really isn't much off) rather than ranting about the plague known as fan service and jello tits? mmm... seems legit.


^ This.

Also there has always been anime with blood and gore. It just doesn't get subbed as often as its not as popular as jello tits virgin fantasy anime.


There's been fanservice in anime for just as long. Lasting a while doesn't make something good.


I didn't say good, I said popular. There's a big difference as Michael Bay or Stephanie Mayer can attest. >.>
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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14


Nothing makes an anime "good". As something being good is dependent on the person watching it.

However. when something like sexual fan-service is used so much that it takes away from the overall plot or story, in favor of random and irrational boob grabbing and face sitting (girls vagina apparently magically gravitate towards our MC's face) It reflects poorly on the over all quality of the show.


I enjoy blood and mature subject matter to a certain extent. Alot of shows benefit from the realistic carnage of battle (berserk, Hellsing) Because thats what its aiming to do. Its aiming to give the audience a visceral and shocking look at what battle is like. In real life, when you cut someones head off, they do not magically poof into infinity and they do not turn into pixie dust. They bleed.

Sexual fan-service on the other hand, is often thrown in when the producers and animators are too damn lazy to write a coherent story.

animator 1 :"i cant figure out what should happen in the story next"
animator 2: "dont worry about it, just draw some boobs"
animator 1: "Might as-well, everyone will forgive our shit anime if theres enough tits".


Another thing i noticed, someone commented "pointless rape" in recent anime, which there has been none of.

The only anime to have anything remotely like rape in it, is Cross Ange; and that was not pointless, that was a massive plot point and will be prominent in the defining of the MC.

That scene was to brutally and realistically show the audience the situation she was in. She came from a pampered life where she didn't even experience the real world. Next thing she knows, everything around her crumbles, and she is given full body examination, which she most likely never had before. She was unfamiliar with it, and it technically destroyed her illusion of innocence and her fantasy view of the world."

Just because you got a boner during something, doesn't mean everyone else did. If you cant look at something from a intellectual point of view before you cast judgement on something. Dont do it at all.


Just because breasts are shown, doesn't mean its fanservice.

For example, Evangelion. Rei is shown bare breasted when shinji is in her apartment, Why? Because it develops her character and adds the trait of her being absolutely oblivious to the common ideals of the current society. She was never taken outside into the world, she spent her entire life at Nerve HQ, not knowing "right from wrong". To her, that was nothing out of the ordinary.

Sexual fan-service is pointless titillation and sexual situations that do not add anything to the plot or show as a whole. It is literally "service for the fans"
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That scene was to brutally and realistically show the audience the situation she was in.


No.

Just... no. You don't get to call that scene brutal and realistic when it's clearly shot to turn on the audience. They show Ange as naked and sexy as they can get away with on TV and point her butt at the camera. It's just a fig leaf of an excuse, along with "it was really a surgical procedure, honest!" It's even worse when you consider it's part of a redemption arc, where it starts by showing the heroine kinda deserves it because of some messed up poetic justice. The rape is even followed by a long panning shot of a hot rapey lesbian harem to drive the point home.

It wouldn't have happened if Ange had been a guy and you know it, even though men do get raped in prison.

I don't mind people liking the show or admitting they like that stuff, everyone has their fetishes. But PLEASE don't make lame excuses. Cross Ange is what it is, and it's not pretending to be anything else.

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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14
I don't think it's just anime. Our media in general have seen a steady increase in violence in general.

Look at Batman comics. The Joker peeled off his own face

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sorry, but what?!
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And OP is one of the reasons why Tokyo Ghoul, Terraformars, and Akame ga Kill! (in Japan) was censored.
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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14

LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

And OP is one of the reasons why Tokyo Ghoul, Terraformars, and Akame ga Kill! (in Japan) was censored.


I suspect Blu-Ray sales have a much larger impact there, it's a wonderfull incentive to buy obscenely overpriced disks.

Besides, OP ain't japaneese. Not to rain on anyone's parade but crunchyroll viewers mean very little to anime producers.

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