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Mushishi is very good, Parasyte is amazing if you haven't watched that one.
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Insomnist wrote:


-Distress- wrote:

Wonders if shows like Cowboy Bebop are dead.

Not dead, they've just never been a majority. The niche for them is consistent, but what fills it is ever-changing. In one year you could have a Psycho-Pass, in the next a Kyousougiga, and in the year after that a Terror in Resonance.

Even Cowboy Bebop shared the air with a lot of generic fluff, although 1998 was an almost bizarrely good year all things considered. But those standouts are still only a fraction of all that was on TV that year, with most of the rest forgotten.


Agreed the classics stand out but every year there is tons of fluff shows that we won't remember is a couple years. Also the farther back you go the less you see because of limited number of series that the Western audience had access too.

People forgotten that Cowboy Bebop was deemed to violent and stopped airing in the middle of its original run. Even then it was an exception.

The Western equivalent is looking at the "The Last Witch Hunter"and "Pixels" and wondering why no one is making anything as good as "Godfather II". The best sticks around and the crap is forgotten.
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what happen to all the shows like, <names ONE show>. um it is just one show.... well there is space dandy. That is one show like cowboy bebop.... there one for one....

I could say the same thing, like what happened to all the good car shows like initial d. It is just one show....

It is as bad as those kids who said all the good anime are gone when bleach stopped LOL.
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Then if you feel like some tits@ ass and laughing like crazy hard- Prison School
Plastic Memories got feels and no school setting
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They're still there, you just got to investigate. I'd recommend Perfect Insider that's currently airing this season.


mnmike wrote:

There are certainly plenty of examples of "serious" anime still being made--every season has at least a couple (although they might not all be as good as Cowboy Bebop).

As to why more aren't made: Because the primary audience for manga, anime, and light novels is 12-18 year old Japanese boys. There are some things made with other audiences in mind (young men; teenage girls; young women; an international audience) the audience decreases. (For instance, in manga, shounen easily sells the best, and josei easily sells the worst, with seinen and shoujo somewhere in the middle.)

What do Japanese teenage boys want? What we all want: stories about people like ourselves who gain incredible abilities, fight evil, and hang out with lots of pretty girls.

And that's not a Japanese Boy thing, lest anyone think I'm stereotyping. Hunger Games and Twilight, are stories about teenage girls becoming powerful, fighting evil, and having two hot guys fight over the heroine... and lots of teenage girls love them. James Bond is about a middle aged white guy saving the world, fighting evil (with cool toys), and getting lots of hot women... and lots of middle aged white guys love James Bond. Harry Potter is about young boys gaining powers, fighting evil, saving the world, and getting pretty girls to like them... and lots of young boys love Harry Potter. We all love reading or watching stories about people like us who somehow manage to be strong, popular, and cool.


This is an interesting perspective, I think you're on to something.
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A recommendation thread for serious shows and Fate/Zero isn't recommended once?

Shame on you thread. Shaaaaaame.
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Insomnist wrote:



Even Cowboy Bebop shared the air with a lot of generic fluff, although 1998 was an almost bizarrely good year all things considered. But those standouts are still only a fraction of all that was on TV that year, with most of the rest forgotten.


+1, I've noticed that too. 1998 was a bumper crop year.
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Did you see the anime gangsta?
That is definitely one to watch.
No kiddy stuff at all.
All adult content.

Also, black lagoon was a good one as well.
Not sure if you saw that.
The character Revy is one crazy female.
But you can't help but to love her. Lol

Cowboy beebop is so good. I loved that.
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They still come out. However I think you are talking about the "good" serious anime. Good-Great, and Amazing pieces are always gonna be rare especially when narrowing them down to one genre.
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You're not looking hard enough

Stop complaining about how there aren't enough shows that caters to you

www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-923167/fans-nowadays-are-very-spoiled
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I know it was the coolest thing since sliced bread back in the Toonami days, but isn't it about time we take Cowboy Bebop down off of this weird pedestal? It was one decent series among a few other crappy ones. When your basis for comparison is a steaming turd like Inuyasha, then of course it's going to seem like a masterpiece.

But there's a world of anime available to us now at our fingertips, embrace it!
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I would say Cowboy Bebop deserves its 'pedestal', not as greatest of all time but certainly as one of the greats. It touched on several issues (transgenderism, ptsd, drug trade-drug addiction, someone losing their entire memory and having to essentially rebuild themselves, betrayal, etc) in a respectful manner and had several different styles to it at various points. The most fan service it had was Faye's outfit which in comparison to some current anime is easily nothing to factor in. Its music was great (in particular 'The Real Folk Blues'). So again I'd say it deserves to be considered a great, and especially if compared to some of the utter crap out currently.

As for the 'world of anime', it doesn't matter if there is a massive amount if most of it is garbage (so to speak).
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