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The Future of Anime and Manga
Posted 11/6/14
It's now an art and entertainment form that is at the very least radically different than what it was 20 years ago. You had studios drawing practical stick figures compared to the CG accented hyper realistic art we have now.

So what's the future of anime and manga?


Manga really can't change all that much, as 99% of it will still be drawn in black and white, read backwards, and not as popular as anime.

But as someone who "dabbles" in animation, I don't know what the future of anime will look like, but I feel like it will just get more and more realistic and, subjectively, more appealing to look at. A lot of people dislike the CG effects anime has nowadays, but if done right it's freaking beautiful.

I feel more and more series will be moving away from the "high school" setting and into more "Hollywood" like storylines, especially with the massive commercial success of Attack On Titan, Akame Ga Kill!, and Sword Art Online.

So what's the future gonna be like?


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Posted 11/6/14 , edited 11/6/14
Manga isn't as popular as anime? I guess in the west that's true but it's the reverse in Japan, lol.

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Anime that has the detail and feel of anime art found on art sites.




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Posted 11/6/14 , edited 11/7/14
I don't think a whole lot could change HOWEVER I would love more shows like (school days) not for the setting or storyline just simply for the unpredictability because its at that point now with anime and Movies where I can kind of guess what will happen next. but with (school days) I was like
as far as how we watch it goes I don't think it will go far I mean what else can be done other that on a TV/Monitor other than that there's VR......I doubt it though and I am not a big manga reader BUT if it was made into a series or movie where a narrator read the manga to me/for me I would be more interested or maybe as an audio book that I can simply listen too
Posted 11/6/14
Maybe anime would be 3D. That is what some animes are starting to become.
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Posted 11/6/14
A few high-profile series doing well internationally will not change the overall genre. There'll always be high school slice-of-life romcoms and such.

Graphically I don't see it changing that much. CG is faster and, in the long run, cheaper, but there's something about traditional animation that just isn't there in CG. I think it's best for big SFX and other eldritch things to show how destructive and/or unnatural they are, but besides that I prefer traditional animation.
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Posted 11/6/14
Anime will look better, but I doubt too much will change otherwise. Unless of course, a new genre were invented.
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In its current state, anime is a shell of its formal self; And that is not a compliment. Good anime (Jormungand, Black Lagoon, Paprika, Zankyou No Terror, Psycho pass) is few and far between. Currently, I believe the anime industry is facing an over-saturation of lack luster shows afraid of pushing boundaries)

We constantly have harem anime after harem anime being pushed upon us; and its sad, because that is what the fan base wants. The fan base doesn't want complex plot heavy shows, they simply want a product. That product being fan service heavy stereotypical garbage.

When I use the term "fan-base" I am specifically gearing that towards the mainly Japanese audience who seem to lap up the jello tits and pantsu shots as if it was as important as oxygen.

I think the industry (to quote miyazaki) filled with too many Otaku. and i dont mean the american's definition of Otaku, i mean the Japanese definition of Otaku.

Anime is no longer being based on realistic people, its being based on what these anti social people wish people were like. (ever girl fawning over the MC even though hes oblivious, since apparently that's a fetish in today's day and age)

I fucking LOVE anime. however, there seem to be very few studios willing to push the boundaries on what they create.


last year i suffered a serious burnout because of this. Luckily Kill La Kill was the show that re kindled my love of anime. Kill La Kill was fan service ridden, but the fan service was there to prove the point of loving your body no matter what it looks like. It was about becoming comfortable in your own skin and not covering it up with layers and layers of clothing that hide your true natural beauty. Kill la Kill was just so over the top it reminded me of all the reasons i LOVE anime.

In the future i want to see more over the top, out of the box shows.

I am so sick and tired of seeing garbage harem shows and SAO rip offs.

I want to see shows that take real life problems and address them in the anime world like Jormungand which played with the inevitable collapse of the worlds society due to war and weapons technology.

I want to see more female characters like Saber (Fate) Koko (Jormungand) Satsuki (Kill La Kill) and Mikasa (Shingeki No Kyojin) who are not just there for fan-service. I want to see female characters in anime that are capable of protecting themselves instead of pandering to the stereotypical otaku's fetish of a damsel in distress.

I want to see characters with realistic personalities and reactions to situations (all of the characters from Evangelion).


anyway, Rant over xD

Posted 11/6/14 , edited 11/6/14

AzazelOfNexium wrote:

In its current state, anime is a shell of its formal self;


Ehhhhhhhhh I don't agree but okay.


When I use the term "fan-base" I am specifically gearing that towards the mainly Japanese audience who seem to lap up the jello tits and pantsu shots as if it was as important as oxygen

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Who doesn't?



I want to see more female characters like Saber (Fate) Koko (Jormungand) Satsuki (Kill La Kill) and Mikasa (Shingeki No Kyojin) who are not just there for fan-service. I want to see female characters in anime that are capable of protecting themselves instead of pandering to the stereotypical otaku's fetish of a damsel in distress.


I do agree with this really. But the damsel in distress is something that originated in American media, e.g. every Marilyn Monroe movie ever.
Posted 11/6/14
It's looking bleak.

Without Naruto life itself may begin to fade away
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AzazelOfNexium wrote:



Anime is no longer being based on realistic people, its being based on what these anti social people wish people were like. (ever girl fawning over the MC even though hes oblivious, since apparently that's a fetish in today's day and age)






How long have you been into anime? This has been par the course for decades. Back to great shows like Love Hina, Ranma, even the original Tenchi OVA. I actually miss the gritty late 80's to 90's anime. The moe and cuteness boom brought a lot of different fans into anime fandom that haven't seen or read things like Gantz, Hellsing, Berserk, Ghost in the Shell and others. Like any other medium, it's much easier to simply pick and choose what you want to watch and eventually support. I did it with Emma and Righstuf.

But simply because a show isn't something I'd watch or it isn't my genre(something like Queen's Blade) doesn't mean I want it eradicated.
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Posted 11/6/14
There are and always will be high-budget anime from marquee studios that will excite any anime fan. Low-quality anime will always be present because studios focus most of their energy and resources towards one or two shows every season.
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I have been into anime since around 1999 when i was about 5 years old lol. I dont think i ever said eradicated. I watch just about every genre of show and find enjoyment in it. I simply said i want to see MORE shows that deal with characters and situations based on realistic things like Psycho Pass and GITS. I am simply tired of shows that are more product and less creative piece of art. I want to watch shows that engage me on a level beyond that of an anime watcher, i want to watch shows that engage me on a level that make me truly think about the beautiful world created within said show. I like to be engaged to the point i have lingering thoughts about that show.
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Posted 11/6/14
I have read some manga's made like GIF's.
That may be the future
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Posted 11/6/14

AzazelOfNexium wrote:

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I have been into anime since around 1999 when i was about 5 years old lol. I dont think i ever said eradicated. I watch just about every genre of show and find enjoyment in it. I simply said i want to see MORE shows that deal with characters and situations based on realistic things like Psycho Pass and GITS. I am simply tired of shows that are more product and less creative piece of art. I want to watch shows that engage me on a level beyond that of an anime watcher, i want to watch shows that engage me on a level that make me truly think about the beautiful world created within said show. I like to be engaged to the point i have lingering thoughts about that show.


Agreed. Your lie in April is a good example of that from this season. A show that can rekindle ones love of anime. I do agree that those type of shows are few and far between.
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Posted 11/6/14
the future is bleak

but thankfully there will always be anime
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