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I haven't seen a ton of popular anime from the 90s, but the anime I have seen all shared one common element: plotholes. Whether it's using a random deus-ex-machina to get out of trouble or just ignoring logic to advance the story or not sufficiently explaining some HUGE event in the story, all of them had it. I love a lot of them to death, but that doesn't mean these plotholes aren't there. Why is this? Is this inconsistency part of their charm? Do manga writers need to put more effort into consistency nowadays? Am I just raving and none of you know what I'm talking about?

P.S. No, I did not just watch kids anime.
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Posted 1/3/16 , edited 1/3/16
I'm sure there's plotholes in everything from every decade. I doubt there's anything specific about the 90s in this regard.

It's possible you're watching a lot of OVAs that were only meant as supplementary content to the source manga/video game, or as is the case with some OVA series, ran out of money or other production issues that left them unfinished (as what happened to the original Bubblegum Crisis).
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FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:

I haven't seen a ton of popular anime from the 90s, but the anime I have seen all shared one common element: plotholes. Whether it's using a random deus-ex-machina to get out of trouble or just ignoring logic to advance the story or not sufficiently explaining some HUGE event in the story, all of them had it. I love a lot of them to death, but that doesn't mean these plotholes aren't there. Why is this? Is this inconsistency part of their charm? Do manga writers need to put more effort into consistency nowadays? Am I just raving and none of you know what I'm talking about?

P.S. No, I did not just watch kids anime.


Hmmm... I would say I disagree with you since 90s anime were mainly aimless, so they couldn't have plotholes really. A lot of older anime had that "you can jump in at any episode" feel that was common with looney toon cartoons.
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Go back and watch anime from the 70s-80s. It happens every generation. A lot of those anime are still a lot of fun though. I'm looking at you Mazinger.
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The 80's animes we're the best.Nowadays anime is full of fan-service.
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They used to have tons of fanservice in older anime too.
I wont deny that nowadays there are anime that have 90% fanservice as its draw, but it's not like old anime didn't have it and new anime only have it exclusively.
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Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16

popaandreea wrote:

The 80's animes we're the best.Nowadays anime is full of fan-service.

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Kanudelgruber wrote:


popaandreea wrote:

The 80's animes we're the best.Nowadays anime is full of fan-service.



There a reason why they call it the Gainax bounce
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Posted 1/5/16

Kanudelgruber wrote:


popaandreea wrote:

The 80's animes we're the best.Nowadays anime is full of fan-service.



To be fair though, Dirty Pair is 85% killing people and about 15% fanservice. I'm sure at the time it was considered moe cheesecake but by today's standards its downright gritty.
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