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Posted 6/11/15
at certain stuffs it is, i have seen some decent animes coming out recently

but i am afraid for the mass catering of cliche stuffs to the crowds, a lot of the resources will stay the same
Posted 6/11/15
Like everything anime is cyclic in terms of good and bad shows( I detest using those words but they fit quite well for subjective matters like whether a show is good or not) if you have patience then wait or better yet create, good luck on the latter but the idea of a golden age is highly subjective as well if you look at it the golden age is now since we have access to just about any anime we want. your not limited to just whats coming out. I don't know if it's nostalgia or what but it can certainly cause one to delude himself about the past since there will always be the good and the bad regardless of the era.
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Posted 6/11/15
Just have to filter through the chaff to find the gems that meet your expectations/needs. Over the top echii and massive mamaries drive me nuts in Anime so I usually avoid those. I'm also not one who loves overly gory experiences so I avoid those to.
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elsa-maria wrote:

Wow, this is really cool! I use anichart, but didn't know they had archives going this far back. This is a recent addition, right? (Several years ago, I actually went through wikipedia entries in order to compile lists of which anime aired in which season back in the 90s, because I was curious about comparing anime back then to the anime season I was currently watching.) This definitely makes that sort of thing a lot easier.

And I agree. When you look at the anime that aired in one season back in the 70s/80s/90s, it really does put things in perspective. The trends are pretty different too. There were fewer series back then, but shows tend to run for much longer periods of time. I kind of miss that about older anime, but the flip side is that bad shows don't have to go on for seemingly forever nowadays.


Yup, they added this feature in their big site-wide update in late 2014. I honestly love looking back and remembering shows I forgot existed. Looking at 1997 I was shocked to see that for 2-3 of the seasons you could actually count the number of regular/ongoing series on both hands. now you'd need take a couple of friends and use all your toes too . It's like when tv in the US only had 4-6 channels, now here we are much later with 1000s of channels to choose from. There will be a lot you won't like but honestly it's just the ones you do like that really matter . I have to admit though, I was raised on Speed Racer, Battle of the Planets, Starblazers, Kimba the White Lion, etc so the longer series still hold a place dear in my heart. Don't get me wrong, shorter series are good/great too but I sometimes love the epic feel of longer ones.
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Posted 6/11/15
Not sure.
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Yes, it has changed with the times a lot over the decades. Most notably the use of technology in the process has changed significantly in recent years.
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Posted 6/12/15
Always. Anime responds to its market, as it should.
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Posted 6/13/15
I've never seen a revolutionizing anime yet. They always contain cliches. Yeah, I demand an experimental awesomeness
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Posted 6/13/15 , edited 6/13/15
Not really as when the newer types of anime started airing.
I think its time of evolving was after our childhood.
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Posted 6/13/15
anime. anime never changes.
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Posted 6/13/15
It's really hard to recommend anime to friends, having to cherry-pick stuff out of the fanservice trench. Usually recommend FMA:Brotherhood, Silver Spoon, Gurren Lagann, Space Brothers, etc...
Posted 6/13/15
Some of you guys seen to be using fancervice anime example of being bad. I got news for you. You are the problem. You don't like sexual anime or fancervice anime and you get offended. I like fancervice anime.
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Posted 6/13/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

Some of you guys seen to be using fancervice anime example of being bad. I got news for you. You are the problem. You don't like sexual anime or fancervice anime and you get offended. I like fancervice anime.


Yup, I agree. No one is forcing people to watch it.
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Posted 6/14/15

Kremqhurst wrote:

I've never seen a revolutionizing anime yet. They always contain cliches. Yeah, I demand an experimental awesomeness :D


Ok. It seems like you haven't seen Glasslip yet.
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Posted 6/14/15 , edited 6/14/15
I don't think evolving is the word. It's just....changing. That said, lots of industry giants are saying that anime is dying. Clearly its due to the shear amount of animes being created solely for the purpose of marketing, the abundance of shorter 12-13 episode animes, and the overwhelming amount of ecchi + harem over actual substance.

But it's really about what consumers want, or what they expect now. Evolution occurs to better adapt to new environments, and anime's been tossed into an environment where people expect more bewbies (not entirely of course). So many people saying how shows like SAO or Tokyo Ghoul are the greatest ever, even though both are considered by more "seasoned" anime watchers to be average, sometimes under sometimes above. Of course, there are exceptions and I'm not here to judge your view on either of those. Maybe I shouldn't have put an example, what I meant is that less effort has been put into so many animes possibly because a majority's expectations are lower, or focused on something else.
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