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Why is there so much blood in recent anime?
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Simple answer: Blood/sex = sales.
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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.



That's not what I meant. Viewership in Japan contains a variety of views on how anime should be shown but the ones who freak out over 18+ material are listened to the most by the studios and television channels. This is not a good thing, especially since the Japanese government is mainly made up of conservative nut jobs who also have a say in what can and cannot be aired.
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Siawo wrote:

sorry, but what?!



Violence in Media is a reflection of the world we live in. It's not simply anime but our television, our movies, comics, video games, etc...

I have to admit it is an odd reaction. It is almost as if when the world around us becomes more violent, our entertainment media shifts in a way to desensitize us to it. They stylize it make it flashy and over the top, as if to make the real violence in the world somehow less.

Now there are plenty of blood free shows out there, but there is always going to be the Gore shows and each one has to step up their game from the last batch in order to make an impression.

Which is strange cause then those shows run head first into the censorship problem and we end up with shows so overly censored that there is nothing on the screen at all and you might as well be doing a radio show.


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Greylurker wrote:


Siawo wrote:

sorry, but what?!



Violence in Media is a reflection of the world we live in. It's not simply anime but our television, our movies, comics, video games, etc...

I have to admit it is an odd reaction. It is almost as if when the world around us becomes more violent, our entertainment media shifts in a way to desensitize us to it. They stylize it make it flashy and over the top, as if to make the real violence in the world somehow less.

Now there are plenty of blood free shows out there, but there is always going to be the Gore shows and each one has to step up their game from the last batch in order to make an impression.

Which is strange cause then those shows run head first into the censorship problem and we end up with shows so overly censored that there is nothing on the screen at all and you might as well be doing a radio show.




sorry, but the OP of the forum generalized and said almost every anime, i tend to disagree with that, if anything the anime is being more censored
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mmm more blood ....

mmm more gore ...

mmm more skin....

mmmm more sales ...

i couldnt help it.

WEll I do notice it more and more but not necessarily more in this season .I prefer genre without it becuase its not fun for me to rewatch genre with more of those.

The censorship is pretty much the goverment doing and at the same time it actually entices folks to want to buy the the uncensored version therefore more...YYY ( ps I dont have a yen sign on my keyboard )

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If someone got stabbed, I'd be more concerned if there ISN'T blood. It's just not natural.
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Horror, gore,psychological horror, suspense horror, ect take your pick I enjoy them all. If it's in a story that i'm enjoying then that's just a plus for me the more blood the better.



Do these moments have anything to do with a story? maybe maybe not but it is interesting imagery and in my opinion it enhances the experience of the situation. Some say it's unnecessary but I would disagree a good plot and characters is all fine and dandy but I want more. A swing of a sword or a knife that has blood splatter is far more enjoyable to watch than someone getting killed off screen for Artistic reasons.
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Mindless violence and ecchi themes is a sure fire way to make a successful anime.

In all seriousness though. If it's a serious anime or has dark undertones and psychological themes, then count me in. We, as humans, are curious creatures. Although we think "oh, damn, if we're interested in looking at this gruesome picture, others might think I'm morbid because it's abnormal", but in all actuality a lot of people are extremely interested in morbid things - it's simply the human condition.
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I don't mind blood ... as long as it is not extremely graphical, but well i guess it's just anime stuido finally picking up that anime people don't mind gory deaths since Attack on titan is extremely popular.
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Lurker-o wrote:


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.


Rape can actually fit well in stories.
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There is not enough.
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I'd rather see a bit of blood splatter go along with a death, than a nonchalant, dry, slow-mo fall to the ground.

It's not a big deal, but I like it chunky.
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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.

Using your logic:
We also come into this world naked, then full frontals (of either gender) shouldn't be a problem.

random unnecessary rape scene in Garo? check
random unnecessary rape scene in Valvrave? check
there's probably more but I too drop them if it's entirely unnecessary. (i'm looking at you kisemonogatri for that weird toothbrush rape scene)


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.

Because I didn't want to post a multi-topic thread? Besides, the copious amounts of fan service-rants have been discussed.. many.. many times before. And written more eloquently than I ever could.

I'm simply comparing previous seasons Anime to recent (within the past 2 years) and I've noticed this trend.

As a specific example: Akatsuki no Yona. Your average fantasy-romance with a twist. Not too amazing. Then BAM! blood splatter everywhere. Why? I don't know, it wasn't really necessary.

I'm noticing the same trend as fan service. Directors seem to think "if a little is good, then a lot is good too!"

A highly rated show, Log Horizon, had numerous opportunities for random gore. But was it necessary? no. It seems like a confidence thing. Are you confident enough in your plot that you don't need to constantly flash gorey scenes to keep out attention.

Edit:

After reading all your replies I think a lot of you didn't read past the first sentence. Pointless is the keyword here. Is gore pointless in berserker? hell no, and I wouldn't expect them to tone it down at all. Obviously gore is appropriate for some plots/stories. I'm not arguing against that. I'm saying there's an increase in gore in areas where there shouldn't be.
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Exactly OP, first you're thinking you're just watching a moe yuri slice-of-life anime and then

BAM!!!!!!!
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the_song_of_anime wrote:


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.

Using your logic:
We also come into this world naked, then full frontals (of either gender) shouldn't be a problem.

random unnecessary rape scene in Garo? check
random unnecessary rape scene in Valvrave? check
there's probably more but I too drop them if it's entirely unnecessary. (i'm looking at you kisemonogatri for that weird toothbrush rape scene)


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.

Because I didn't want to post a multi-topic thread? Besides, the copious amounts of fan service-rants have been discussed.. many.. many times before. And written more eloquently than I ever could.

I'm simply comparing previous seasons Anime to recent (within the past 2 years) and I've noticed this trend.

As a specific example: Akatsuki no Yona. Your average fantasy-romance with a twist. Not too amazing. Then BAM! blood splatter everywhere. Why? I don't know, it wasn't really necessary.

I'm noticing the same trend as fan service. Directors seem to think "if a little is good, then a lot is good too!"

A highly rated show, Log Horizon, had numerous opportunities for random gore. But was it necessary? no. It seems like a confidence thing. Are you confident enough in your plot that you don't need to constantly flash gorey scenes to keep out attention.

Edit:

After reading all your replies I think a lot of you didn't read past the first sentence. Pointless is the keyword here. Is gore pointless in berserker? hell no, and I wouldn't expect them to tone it down at all. Obviously gore is appropriate for some plots/stories. I'm not arguing against that. I'm saying there's an increase in gore in areas where there shouldn't be.


What makes the violence in Berserker relevant and what makes the violence in Akatsuki no Yona "pointless", especially after only one episode?

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