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Post Reply In your opinion, what does an anime need to have in order to be a masterpiece?
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I'm not too picky, really. I will overlook a lot of flaws if:

1. The music/soundtrack is good.

2. The animation/drawing/color scheme stands out in a good way.

3. I get to have fun watching the characters interact.

Those three things won't make a masterpiece by themselves, obviously, but they usually need to be present in order for me to consider something a masterpiece. Although, Erased is less focused on character interaction than on the main character by himself, and it is quite the maasterpiece, if I do say so myself.
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Nobody mentioned emotional engagement, which I consider the most important thing.

An anime masterpiece has to deeply engage its audience on an emotional level
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nanikore2 wrote:

Nobody mentioned emotional engagement, which I consider the most important thing.

An anime masterpiece has to deeply engage its audience on an emotional level


So, like an anime that sends you on an emotional rollercoaster?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

Nobody mentioned emotional engagement, which I consider the most important thing.

An anime masterpiece has to deeply engage its audience on an emotional level


So, like an anime that sends you on an emotional rollercoaster?


An anime that makes you care a lot about what's happening in the story and about the characters in those situations. Miyazaki seems to be very good at doing that in all of his movies.
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nanikore2 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

Nobody mentioned emotional engagement, which I consider the most important thing.

An anime masterpiece has to deeply engage its audience on an emotional level


So, like an anime that sends you on an emotional rollercoaster?


An anime that makes you care a lot about what's happening in the story and about the characters in those situations. Miyazaki seems to be very good at doing that in all of his movies.


Okay.
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An over arcing plot that gives the characters a sense of purpose, not just "The daily adventures of Protagonist A," i like a journey to be taken.
Good character development for both good and evil characters.
A reachable end(looking at you one piece) that is fulfilling, can either be a good or bad ending, based on the character/show.
Doesn't rely on fan service to keep your attention.
Lastly believable interactions between the characters,
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I also vote for great music and funny how people most of the people here don't mention anything about music. Can you enjoy a movie with boring music? no.
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Like any other great art, it should say something about the human condition.
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A "masterpiece" was considered what the journeyman artisan created which displayed they had reached a professional mastery of their craft, not the ultimate expression of their craft or even their personal skills.


In that sense, the most awful-but-best-selling anime out there are "masterpieces" as they have shown that their creators have mastered their craft to create a product that sells.
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depends on the type of series. in general, i'd consider a masterpiece if the series stands out above other series of similar genre.
it should also have a soundtrack that matches the series well. music-oriented series like Love Live or Aikatsu will of course need to have a stronger background music / insert songs compared to, say, action shounen. if the series is plot-oriented, it should be consistent throughout the show (no deus ex machina or plot holes). art / animation as well. the animation should be fluid. although there's subjectivity
in regard to the art style (different people have different opinions on which "art" they consider good-looking), it should at least show that they tried to make the series look good. and that means no Toey or Deen-quality art/animation

in general, a masterpiece should at least satisfy these conditions:

1. plot is consistent or (for shows that don't have a plot) the elements in the show is consistent
2. strong background soundtrack (this is most important for music-oriented shows)
3. stands out above the rest in at least one of its genre category
4. fluid animation / well designed characters / background
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For a anime to be a masterpiece in my humble opinion it has to move me emotionally whether it makes me cry or clench my fist in anger as some bad guy gets his comeuppance and finally it's got to leave me wanting more. That all sounds rather simple but then again i am rather simple myself my favourite anime of all time to date based on what I've seen is 'Fruits Basket'.
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MrOnan wrote:

An over arcing plot that gives the characters a sense of purpose, not just "The daily adventures of Protagonist A," i like a journey to be taken.


I'd argue that you can have an episodic show and have it be very good. Mushishi would be an example of such a show.
It's basically the daily adventures of Ginko, but each of those mostly unrelated stories are told incredibly well.
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