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do people even enjoy anime these days?
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Posted 1/15/15
I think complaining just shows that they care.
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Let stupid people be stupid. There are only a handful of anime I have finished and seriously disliked. Actually, I can only think of two: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan and Good Luck, Ninomiya-kun. Both series were the worst I have ever seen, but still earned a one out of five. Ai Yori Yoshi was pretty bad as well, but then again I don't remember it, and I watched it dubbed. I need to rewatch it subbed before I can say anything bad about it. Most of the shows I watch score between three and five on a six point (zero to five) scale.

People love to babble and sound smart on the internet. With that in mind, it is a lot easier to whine and complain instead of explaining why an anime was good, unless of course it was excellent. I love anime, and rarely don't enjoy a series. Some are better than others, and I have my favorites. The majority of these series are good or excellent in my opinion. However, plenty of people would disagree with me.

I met a self proclaimed otaku (he's really just an idiot with stupid opinions and a big mouth) at a good friend's birthday party over the summer and showed him a list of about 250 anime that I had brought for my friend, as she had been recently introduced to anime. Ratings were included of course, and he only had positive things to say about 15 of the series listed. I grabbed my list and walked away before I lost my temper. He was a minor at the time, and I couldn't bear to hear another 30 seconds of his stupidity.
Posted 1/15/15
I enjoy watching anime even up until now~^^ Although I watch KDramas as well.~
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chosenmarksman wrote:

im asking this question because it seems that when ever new animes come out people just bash them and say they are bad, not even worth watching. its not only that it also seems that most people think anime should be some god like show thats 100% perfect, great story, great animation, great artwork. for me i tend to enjoy watching anime of all genres even if some of them werent the best i still enjoyed watching it. im beginning to think that with the majority of people criticizing some of these animes so bad its killing the industry. for an example on forums people will bash an anime and people who were going to watch the anime wont because of what people on forums said. leading to more and more people not watching which causes loss of money for the studio and diminishes the chances of a follow up series for people who actually enjoyed it. basicly what im trying to say is why bash an anime if you dont like it when someone else might actually enjoy it.

just to add one thing. there are multiple animes based off light novels that are bashed about its story and such but the story is actually really good. it just took 3-4 volumes to really develop the story. just for an example blade dance anime was bashed badly and which i will say it wasnt the best. however when i read the light novels i realized how good the story really was.


So are you saying no anime should be criticized ever?

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Posted 1/15/15
I actually for the most part couldn't care less about the art in anime. That is almost never what bothers me. Although the color choices for No Game No Life were kind of an eye-sore, waaay too bright.

Most of the time my complaints are directed at flaws in the story. Lack of foreshadowing, overuse of deus ex machina, cliche plot devices, things like that. I still enjoy a lot of animes, but it must be mentioned.

I recently was looking at this facebook post with animals doing cute things. Some people posted comments explaining what precisely was happening in the pictures because some of the animal behavior wasn't quite what people thought it was. I thought these explanations were informative and interesting. There were a lot of people however that replied, 'stop ruining my cute pictures,' or 'go away smart-ass.' It made me realize, a lot of people enjoy embracing their ignorance.

I also notice that a lot of people also hold a mentality that makes them constantly think "I don't care that I am wrong. I said it, and that's all that matters!" and "I don't care what you have to say! My current opinion is all that matters!" I personally like to read other people's opinions. They may enlighten me, If they don't I can at least understand that person a little better and know how to deal with him/her. I often bash SAO because I hope people will tell me why I am wrong. Instead they simply point out its shallow good points, disregard my argument completely, and call me a hater. Whenever you block out a person that is trying to argue (as opposed to a person who is simply trolling) you are throwing away possible knowledge, you are saying "I am happy being stupid, stop making me think!"
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Posted 1/16/15
The thing with anime nowadays is lack of originality or the overuse of same plot backgrounds.
Seriously, I think if you've seen anime like that, that would throw you off for sometime.

Watching an anime depends on the watcher, of course. I guess there are people who would go for comments/opinions before watching one. It's their loss to believe what they did not see that wasn't really on their kick list.

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Posted 1/16/15
More fans these days so more people watching and more shows then ever. Thus more comparisons and different people like different things.

People do enjoy anime but there does seem to be a fair few shows that are too similar to one another. Or live up to expectations of the fans.
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New Year cleaning--closing threads with no new posts since 2015.
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