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Why is there so much blood in recent anime?
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Ryuouka wrote:

Blood and tits, they key to attract a bigger audience.
Because fuck the plot


yes this is what people like, lots of blood and lots of fanservice

i don't mind blood/gore in anime too much, but i don't watch a show just because it's supposedly gorey.
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You complain about the blood/gore rather than the boobs, panty shots, moe, lolis, and other random fanservice?
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I think what we all need to accept is that anime is a place for a lot of gratuity, be it with gore, sex or what have you. Very few people seem to understand this.
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People who can't handle violence and nudity are weak, and we shouldn't encourage them. If you don't like it, watch something else. If every anime has too much mature content for you, go read a book or something. I have no patience for would-be censors.
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People who can't handle violence and nudity are weak, and we shouldn't encourage them. If you don't like it, watch something else. If every anime has too much mature content for you, go read a book or something. I have no patience for would-be censors.


*facepalm*

Oh yeah, because fountains of blood are SO mature.

Dude, nobody here but you has spoken of censoring anything. Finding something tasteless and boring doesn't mean wanting to pass a law against it. Relax.
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Fan service is fine and all since you all know damn well that it doesn't guarantee the show to be successful. The anime might be good but it doesn't mean it will constantly get more episodes and such. I can name a couple of anime that had a lot of fan service and only lasted one cour. Also I do see there being a lot of blood in the new animes but honestly I'm refreshed by it since for my shows last season I didn't see a lot so Akame Ga Kill and such like that are fine by me.
Posted 10/13/14
Violence is exciting in anime ok.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

You complain about the blood/gore rather than the boobs, panty shots, moe, lolis, and other random fanservice?


I agree, this is worse than gore. A good anime needs action, a good anime needs glory and gore
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True.
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AmazingStef wrote:

*facepalm*

Oh yeah, because fountains of blood are SO mature.


"Mature content" is a catch-all term for things that some people deem harmful to youths, not an implication that such content is sophisticated.


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Dude, nobody here but you has spoken of censoring anything. Finding something tasteless and boring doesn't mean wanting to pass a law against it. Relax.


Anime studios should be free to make a tasteless and boring product, and you should be free to not watch it.

Note that in my original post I was not criticising people who dislike mature content, but rather people who can't or won't tolerate it. These people are would-be censors.
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Blood/gore + sex = popular = sales. Yeah...no, actually.

The most popular / profitable demographic is 13-17 for the majority of mainstream media. Violence and gore are actually toned DOWN to get under the R rating for maximum sales. Even if it makes no god damn sense for the movie in question ( Like Alien vs Predator for example ). Studios always push for the PG-13 rating if they can. Any hint of nudity on the other hand terrifies American media because a nipple might corrupt an entire generation of children or something.

Japan, conversely, is the reverse in regards to popularity and profit. Its the maximum pointless T&A possible they can feasible get on air ( hence the invention of the panty shot, hot springs episode, etc ). While blood and gore is more rare as they're harder to sneak into earlier time slots. Which is rather ironic given Japan's censorship laws. Though their censorship laws are in part one of the bigger reasons they've developed such a myriad tool kit of maximum T&A without actually showing any direct nudity.

So we can stop waxing on about how this is suddenly some reflection of the decline of modern society. Modern society is less violent than it has ever been in all of human history and violence continues to decline.

As for T&A? Humans have been creating porn since the moment some hairy bastard in a cave realized he could use a stick to draw boobs in the dirt.


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I find that the blood and gore present in a lot of the anime nowadays is the product of the studio more completely animating the violent scenes they would have inserted anyways. Just as a well done audio-visual medium has the potential to be more engaging than an audio-medium, I find that a more detailed visual (including gore) usually provides a more immersive experience that can aid the verisimilitude of the whole.
As long as the studios don't start stuffing down asstonnes of gratuitous violence as an excuse to show gore, I don't have a problem with it.

It is a far greater problem that sexually oriented fan service is sky rocketing; it's just the studios being lazy. Fan service can be inserted anywhere into the series at any point to take up airtime, and it'll work out just as well for the studio as if they had actually put the effort in, because there's hordes of fanboys masturbating over their keyboards. In contrast, gore is the byproduct of violence, which is far easier to make into a positive plot device.
That is said with the disclaimer, however, that I'm not seeing so much an increase in violent scenes, so much as a greater proportion of them being well detailed.
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Fighting in animes in general NEED to contain blood in my opinion. When I see a character getting seriously damaged or cut up, without something spitting out it just looks lame and fake to me.
However saying something that is fake in an anime might take my opinion to another level.
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worldglobe wrote:

That is said with the disclaimer, however, that I'm not seeing so much an increase in violent scenes, so much as a greater proportion of them being well detailed.


I agree with this. I've been watching Yu Yu Hakusho over the past few weeks, and it has plenty of violence, blood included in a lot of it. Heck, even DBZ had blood in it. But, like you said, it's not so much that there's more violence so much as that it's becoming more detailed. In older anime series (from what I've seen), you would hardly ever see a close up of whatever the blood-producing violence was; it would sort of just happen, you'd see the blood spill/splatter, and that would be that. I'd say Akame ga Kill is a pretty good example of what older anime would do: the violence occurs, but it's not stretched out or closely focused upon. Whereas Tokyo Ghoul (and maybe Terraformars?--can't really tell because of the censoring) stretch out the violent scenes and place more focus on them.

On a personal note, I don't mind most of the violence in anime nowadays. But if it were to ever become too much for me to handle, I would just not watch it.
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