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Post Reply is it possible to watch so much anime that nothing surprises you anymore
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Posted 5/9/17 , edited 5/9/17
I feel like it's really a subjective thing. I read a lot and can usually guess the plots but I've just found that the best course of action, both for movies and anime, is to turn your mind off. Maybe that's just me but I just try not to think too much about it. At least at this point.
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Posted 5/9/17
Predictability can be quite common, given that ideas tend to be recycled over and over again. As long as people are creative and willing to think outside the box, however, I see no reason why surprises can no occur.
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It gets to that point where you become an old jaded anime fan who has seen it all before yes, I think Japanese creators in general have issues thinking outside the box and doing something really different, anime is only made with the idea of what sells and so character types get recycled with a new skin on them all the time as do stories. This is true of anime/manga and JRPG's it's really hard to find something that is actually different because so many creators in Japan are just concerned with writing something people will like and being like something that has come before.

The sad fact is when it comes to Japan when something tries to be different it doesn't tend to do very well because people generally prefer familiarity. I'm not saying anime sucks or some nonsense like that don't get me wrong but watching things today I feel like I'm just watching the same shows I've been watching for the last 20+ years. Yeah stuff does surprise me now and again but often it feels like "Oh it's the big boobs attractive girl,oh and there is the sleepy and lazy girl,and the hungry girl,the loli,the girl who is good at sports,the girl who is a ninja for some reason and the foreigner" and so on.
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Posted 5/9/17
320 anime completed and I certainly don't feel that way.
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Posted 5/10/17
I try not to predict how the plots gonna run. I think it's more fun that way. Sometimes Its completely obvious which way the story is going though, and that could be either good or bad depending how you look at things.

I think knowing what's gonna happen makes it more fun when the story subverts your expectation
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Posted 5/10/17 , edited 5/10/17
I've seen so many that I will sit there expecting the normal thing to happen, but then start to wonder if they are gonna swerve me and do something unexpected instead.

And.....then they don't, so I shrug my shoulders and say meh. Then I continue watching and usually enjoying whatever show anyway, but it adds to the fun a little to start to wonder if they will do some crazy swerve here or there. And oh man, then when they do do the swerve it feels even better to predict it.
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Posted 5/10/17
The more original the stories are, the more they surprise you.
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Posted 5/10/17
Yeah and these new anime don't really interest me any more.
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Posted 5/11/17
depends on the anime. Obviously, there are going to be anime that break the mold that come along every so often (about once or twice a year). But mostly as with any medium, there are going to be a ton of shows that really end up being cliche and mostly forgettable as a result. However, this doesn't mean that those shows don't hold any value; not every anime or piece of art serves to break the mold, or push the medium further and further.
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