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Where has all the good anime gone?
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Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14
Here's a suggestion... try watching other genres? I know shocking, right?

I mean what the hell you're claiming that you've seen Dragonball Z, Yuyu Hakusho, HunterxHunter, Naruto, Bleach, Fist of the Northstar, Akame ga Kill and that you're getting sick of their pattern... it was your choice to stick with shounen battle in the first place...
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Posted 12/24/14

Sarabeara13 wrote:

Higurashi no naku koro ni is mature and handles the horror genre.


Lel that over Drama and gore

Remember when seinen anime have from 24 to 48 episodes? Pepperidge farm remember
Now at days studios can not the risk of that barely 24 the did aldona zero and fate zero.
Monster for example took 74 is the most resent stuff like pass old days.
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oh.. this post again? ok....
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Posted 12/24/14
people forget that there was plenty of crap back then too, we've all just forgotten about it by now
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Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14
Anime has always been shit. You should watch sports. And American Idol.
Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14
People make this thread in every decade and every year and every month.

Which makes me wonder, is anime the problem or the anime audience the problem?
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Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14
You might like these recent ones:

Psychopass
Tokyo Ghoul
Parasyte -The Maxim-
Attack on Titan (if you haven't seen it)
TerraFormars (when you can find uncensored version)
Hellsing Ultimate (OVA, as opposed to the TV series which was very modified)

Maybe:
Claymore
Code; Breakers
Samurai Champloo

Off-Beat:
Gintama
Starts pretty slow and you may wonder what the heck you're watching, but snowballs in quality. Anti-shonen shonen. (EDIT: And I suggest start with Ep 3, 1 and 2 are a "special" (filler))
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Posted 12/24/14
Different Genres become more popular and phase out as time passes. Right now it's shounen and moe stuff. Especially in manga and light novels, they are changing to MMORPG/Rebirth/Alternate Universe Plots.
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Posted 12/24/14
Ninja Scroll is horror? Um no it's an action title that was pretty badass. Personally I think you're stuck in a time warp with and have the old folks syndrome where everything was better back in the day. I personally enjoy my shonen anime. I love action and that's what it gives me when executed well. Also everything goes in cycles what was popular before will become popular again. Until then just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Posted 12/24/14
The OP does have a point.

Detailed art work back then versus the CGI and mass produced cheap artwork. Seriously, the artwork was way better back then!

Coloring seems to have improved immensely for newer anime.
So drawing, OLD SCHOOL is better
Coloring, Newer anime is better

Stories: OLD school WAY better. But Old school has the advantage of putting out stories BEFORE some things became anime tropes. Thus, the fact that OLD SCHOOL anime had better stories is due to the advantage of having come out earlier.

And certain genres have dropped off, and others (like the uber-moe stuff today) have taken off

So a fan of say Mecha, will be disappointed in the newer anime, but a moe fan will revel in today's anime

There are some old school franchises that have done well to adapt and stay good (Macross comes to mind, then again it is my favorite anime).

Overall Old school versus newer anime, there are points to be made for both sides and neither side is 100% correct in being better.

Sometimes in the process to rush ahead, we lose some good qualities, but at the same time we do pick up some newer good qualities as well
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Posted 12/24/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I think Ghost Hunt was an enjoyable Horror. I felt Shigoku Shoujo was repetitive and that Another had a bad ending. I feel you. I wish there were better horrors out there, but horror is such a fringe media since Day 1.


I totally think old anime is overrated.


No offense, but you're 18. Of course you think it's overrated. :P

I understand what the OP means though. t was geared more to adults and made for adults. Story mattered more and there was less that was cookie cutter and less trope heavy stuff.

Parasite dolls was one with a definite old style animation and old style story.

I will agree with you though, that the OP also is suffering from a case of nostalgia.
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Posted 12/24/14
Depends on your demographic, there's still great series/anime out there...... not everything is about fanservice.
Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I think Ghost Hunt was an enjoyable Horror. I felt Shigoku Shoujo was repetitive and that Another had a bad ending. I feel you. I wish there were better horrors out there, but horror is such a fringe media since Day 1.


I totally think old anime is overrated.


No offense, but you're 18. Of course you think it's overrated. :P


Valid point.

I will say there were less Twilights and Masturbatory fantasies back then.
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Posted 12/24/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I will say there were less Twilights and Masturbatory fantasies back then.

Nah, they were just a lot more gar back in the day. The aim didn't change, just the content of the fantasies did.

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Posted 12/24/14 , edited 12/24/14

Rito2Ru wrote:

Anime has always been shit. You should watch sports. And American Idol.


^this guy knows
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