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Post Reply Would you still be watching anime if there was no moe, loli , pantsu and tsunderes.
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MacMeaties wrote:

So the metric fuck ton of generic battle harem shows get to stay and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka goes? What sort of heathen are you?!?


You sir just made me snort-laugh... like a neckbearding comic book store owner.



To answer OP I'm old. Been watching anime longer than many on CR have been alive. So, yes!
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Yamstarch wrote:
To answer OP I'm old. Been watching anime longer than many on CR have been alive. So, yes!


*Aono Takeshi voice*

Behold! The power of the Ancients!

*cackles*
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Yes. Especially if they had less tsundere characters.
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A true pantsu enthusiast can survive on oppai alone. Knowing the industry if that were the case there would just be boobs everywhere. And if you removed boobs, thighs would take over (see Shomin Sample). Something would always be there to take its place.

As for moe//tsundere personalities, I'd be ok. I feel like I would be angrier without them though.
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Yes
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Definitely, though I certainly don't mind when all four of those are present in the shows I watch.
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I'd probably be watching more anime if those things weren't a factor.
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None of these things are required for anime, or to have a light tone. They're all tropes that the industry leans on way too much these days. If they were gone, creators would just have to be more original. That's not to say that some of them can't be done well, but they are not essential.
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I'd watch even more.
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FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:

Don't think I'd ever be able to stop watching if that happened...


This mirrors my opinion as well. Anime now is really shallow and uses moe, lolis, and fan service in an attempt to mask poor characterization, shallow stories, and plot holes.

Ex: School-live, Asterisk War, Black Bullet, I'll stop here as you could spend hours making the entire list.
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Everything has a time and place. While I personally like cute and light over dark and serious; the inclusion or exclusion of the items listed would not be the deciding factor. Granted Strike Witches did carry the pantsu gag to far.
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Are we talking eliminating those specific things (loli, moe, pantsu, tsundere) or eliminating light-in-tone (as in not serious) anime all together?

If it's the former, yes, without any doubt - I hardly ever watch anything with those tropes in it, as I, too, am old and has seen it too many times for it to be in any way interesting. I think the only recent shows I'd miss if those categories disappeared are Love Live and Symphogear. If it's the latter, I'd sure miss things like Osomatsu-san, JoJo, Shirokuma Cafe, Barakamon, Natsume Yuujinchou... Lots of shows are light/comedic without relying on the otaku-comedy tropes.

Pantsu/Darkness is not a binary.
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Posted 2/16/16
Tsunderes are life
Moe is life
Pantsu is life
Loli is life

But in all seriousness I still would. Those types of things are good every once in awhile but if things are too serious all the time then things tend to get old or boring pretty quick. Like this season I should be enjoying more but there isn't enough SoL or CGDCT to lighten things up or make me laugh. Maybe that's the reason why I'm enjoying Shoujo tachi and Aokana waaay more than I should be. There's a lot of action this season
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YES.
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Given that when I started watching, those elements were not present in the shows I was watching, I would say yes. (Sci-fi was my gateway to anime).

That said, I have adapted, so unlike some, I don't get upset by those elements unless they are heavily overused.



Yamstarch wrote:

To answer OP I'm old. Been watching anime longer than many on CR have been alive.

You're just a young whippersnapper to me.

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