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Why we like Romance Anime.
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14
I think I like romantic anime because I don't see it as portaying real life. Characters often work on heavy strides of idealism and pure heart to reach their 'goal' as it were. I find that aspect kind of charming in story telling.
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I love romance anime, but I kind of wish there were more that went past the main love interests sharing their first kiss. A guy can dream.


Well there's
Clannad After Story
Sword Art Online
The Familar of Zero
Rumbling Hearts (Kimi ga Nozumu Eien)
and Kanon (although it's only for like the last couple of episodes)


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its josei and stay the hell away. those are like those horrible over the top soap opera womens romance novels that you even find in the west except in manga form.


But Jousei is the best type of romance sub-genre.
Jousei is far better than Shoujo genre because the characeters were adults.


Having characters be adults doesn't automatically make a series better...
Posted 12/3/14
I love romance, despite the fact I never ever been in a romantic relationship. Must be nice to be in love.
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14
think it's because romance stories present ideals that are similar to the audience. why do most songs have themes about love? people don't get inspired to write anything other than that.

it gets so tiring and cliched for me. you don't need love/romance in everything. which love story hasn't already been told, you know? at this point, it's pointless to write about one.


when i saw the movie trailer for this new love movie (from the writer of the notebook), i was thinking in my head, "Does this author write about anything other than cheesy love stories?")

it's like people can't get creative anymore.
Posted 12/3/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:

think it's because romance stories present ideals that are similar to the audience. why do most songs have themes about love? people don't get inspired to write anything other than that.

it gets so tiring and cliched for me. you don't need love/romance in everything. which love story hasn't already been told, you know? at this point, it's pointless to write about one.
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To be fair, what tale hasn't been told? Or recorded on TvTropes?
Posted 12/3/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

think it's because romance stories present ideals that are similar to the audience. why do most songs have themes about love? people don't get inspired to write anything other than that.

it gets so tiring and cliched for me. you don't need love/romance in everything. which love story hasn't already been told, you know? at this point, it's pointless to write about one.
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To be fair, what tale hasn't been told? Or recorded on TvTropes?


stories based on current affairs, current technology. some obscure philosopher... etc.
Posted 12/3/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

think it's because romance stories present ideals that are similar to the audience. why do most songs have themes about love? people don't get inspired to write anything other than that.

it gets so tiring and cliched for me. you don't need love/romance in everything. which love story hasn't already been told, you know? at this point, it's pointless to write about one.
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To be fair, what tale hasn't been told? Or recorded on TvTropes?


stories based on current affairs, current technology. some obscure philosopher... etc.


Not really. Perhaps in anime, but I am talking about books, western animation, TV etc. It's like rule34. If it existed, there was likely a story written about it. Now, I'll give you credit that current works may have been heading in a different direction, but overall I feel pretty much every type of story has been told. Stories about long journies home, to space, etc.
Posted 12/3/14

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Not really. Perhaps in anime, but I am talking about books, western animation, TV etc. It's like rule34. If it existed, there was likely a story written about it. Now, I'll give you credit that current works may have been heading in a different direction, but overall I feel pretty much every type of story has been told. Stories about long journies home, to space, etc.


well stories about time machines have not been told until someone thought of a "time machine".

stories about "clones" are the same thing. nobody in the past could have written about clones until scientists experimented with cloning.


anyway, my point is not about getting writers to write something innovative all the time... but my point is... people/writers/authors like to write about what inspired them... and the thing that inspires most people is "love/romance". and most people like that sort of thing.

but imo, I like themes that are innovative. I like writers that are innovative.
Posted 12/3/14

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Not really. Perhaps in anime, but I am talking about books, western animation, TV etc. It's like rule34. If it existed, there was likely a story written about it. Now, I'll give you credit that current works may have been heading in a different direction, but overall I feel pretty much every type of story has been told. Stories about long journies home, to space, etc.


well stories about time machines have not been told until someone thought of a "time machine".

stories about "clones" are the same thing. nobody in the past could have written about clones until scientists experimented with cloning.


anyway, my point is not about getting writers to write something innovative all the time... but my point is... people/writers/authors like to write about what inspired them... and the thing that inspires most people is "love/romance". and most people like that sort of thing.

but imo, I like themes that are innovative. I like writers that are innovative.


You're getting overly specific, which violates rule 34. I'm pretty sure no one told a story about a dog cat bear ant human hybrid. I'm fairly sure doppelganger stories exist back then. Innovative is such a hackneyed term nowadays. Every new story told has ties to previous stories that have been told before.
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Some stories are timeless. The story of two people learning to appreciate each other, desire each other, and find satisfaction and comfort in one another is always compelling. It's the story we all want to be part of.
Posted 12/3/14

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Some stories are timeless. The story of two people learning to appreciate each other, desire each other, and find satisfaction and comfort in one another is always compelling. It's the story we all want to be part of.


True enough.

Plus I think it'd be fair to say it's a normal ambition to find someone else to share yourself with, and watching that play out is somewhat of a vicarious experience.

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Posted 12/3/14
I like romance, but if I see too much of the stereotypical shoujo bs, I get too irritated to enjoy. My favorite romances are better done as manga and my list is really short.
Fruits Basket
Gakuen Alice
Kodocha
These also happen to be my favorite manga lol. I think I watch romance just to see the cute moments and to see how they'll connect and get together.
Posted 12/3/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

You're getting overly specific, which violates rule 34. I'm pretty sure no one told a story about a dog cat bear ant human hybrid. I'm fairly sure doppelganger stories exist back then. Innovative is such a hackneyed term nowadays. Every new story told has ties to previous stories that have been told before.


your example is illogical. chimera is a theme that has been written for centuries. so any story that spawn from chimera is pretty much, "already written".

time machine is not a theme that was known until 100 or something years ago. many new stories spawn from this object alone. like different consequences of time travelling, in some stories, if you change something, the future is affected (The Girl who leapt through time), in other stories, even if you change an event... the outcome will still be the same (Steins;Gate).

These stories could have never existed without someone thinking of a time machine and writing a novel about it.


Anywho, even though time travelling is relatively new, it has become cliched already. And love is a theme that has existed since the beginning of writing, so if you're not tired of it....


feel free to continue reading/watching about it, bae.... i'm not stopping you. but am personally bored of it. (of course, love as a side element is fine, but when it becomes the focal... it's boring).

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