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I think we peaked last year . Shows like Ajin were edgy / One Punch man etc. But way too often you go to the well too often it dries up

Now I see the 12 EP format mentioned . In the past I am talikg about Naruto or Bleach etc . Shows were more odten 24 EPS than this crap 12 they do nowadays .BTW the number of minutes shrink ! I na 12 E run lose a whole episode.

One thing animes are made for mostly Japanes audience 's culture that we dont understand sometimes so what we may percieve as bad or dont understand makes perfect sense over there.

OI saw a comment Spring was bad I think for the amount of shows for summer it is even worse . You had some surprises. This season my top animes are returning or ongoing animes. See that 2nd cour makes a differeence.

Shorts can be good too !

The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saikiis or you could watch shorts or do the weekly comp episode.

Now if above sauthor is talking about CR only well that diminshes the view because you have Funimation / Netflix / Amazon Prime / You Tube exclusives and the Dark side where a Top anime is at.

I think the talent pool is weakened by just too much anime . It drains big and liitlle studios.

I myself disliked 2 animes from the same writer who I think blurred the 2 animes doing both at once.

And here's a big complaint how many animes we want to see a conclusion ot just return.

Now here's an anime that did it right Assassination Classroom

With Lerche working with author it was pretty much for Panel for Panel and left people very happy ( or touched ) by the ending meaning !And that was 48 episodes

Lerche did School Live but did a different approach withe author they reworked the material / bothe manga was good and then the anime result was cool too !

Wiil it change ? Probally not we wiil get endless amounts of the same play repeat / play repeat oh does that sound like a broken record?
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Won't disagree that a lot of series do suck, but there are series out there that are good, if you look and willing to give more than one episode a shot.
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Hey man ... just face it ...its the reality of things ... and money talks ...and it depends on the original artwork....

but that there are pretty good ones here and there

I just avoid watching those weak trashy stupid cheapo anime which are so many

ps I dont even watch network TV anymore but I check out The Doctor here and there
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Posted 7/10/16 , edited 7/10/16
An open ? Is anime becoming like cable TV (bundling ) with these exclusive packaging deals that that the Strreaming sites are doing with Licensors ?

noitaminA, on Amazon Prime ?

Kadokawa with CR

Sounds so much like cable TV Hundreds of channels where you get 100's of channels and you watch maybe 20 / 30 at the most!

You have to take the garbarge shows along with qualitly shows.

Soon they will inro commercials on like cable TV XD
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Any type of creativity is dying, not just anime but the animation industry as a whole, along with video games and cinema in general. Light novel adaptations about harems are made because they sell good, while animation here in America is relying too much on sequels that are not needed at all, just take Pixar for example, their only sequel with potential is The Incredibles 2 but aside from that, who wanted Finding Dory, even though it is a very good movie? Who asked for Cars 3? Who asked for Toy Story 4 when the story had a perfect ending in 3? All of those franchises bring a whole lot of money, that's why they were made, just like most entertainment products today, including most of the anime that come out each season.

Everything is ruled by money now, creativity has taken a step back in everything today. Sure there are still great anime out there that have the hearts and souls of many put into them like My Hero Academia and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and awesome video games with that same amount of passion like Doom and Uncharted 4. But we have to understand that money will always come first, and that is why creativity as a whole is dying.
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Anime has it's hits and misses. It's not perfect.
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FLjerry2011 wrote:

I think we peaked last year . Shows like Ajin were edgy / One Punch man etc. But way too often you go to the well too often it dries up

Now I see the 12 EP format mentioned . In the past I am talikg about Naruto or Bleach etc . Shows were more odten 24 EPS than this crap 12 they do nowadays .BTW the number of minutes shrink ! I na 12 E run lose a whole episode.

One thing animes are made for mostly Japanes audience 's culture that we dont understand sometimes so what we may percieve as bad or dont understand makes perfect sense over there.

OI saw a comment Spring was bad I think for the amount of shows for summer it is even worse . You had some surprises. This season my top animes are returning or ongoing animes. See that 2nd cour makes a differeence.

Shorts can be good too !

The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saikiis or you could watch shorts or do the weekly comp episode.

Now if above sauthor is talking about CR only well that diminshes the view because you have Funimation / Netflix / Amazon Prime / You Tube exclusives and the Dark side where a Top anime is at.

I think the talent pool is weakened by just too much anime . It drains big and liitlle studios.

I myself disliked 2 animes from the same writer who I think blurred the 2 animes doing both at once.

And here's a big complaint how many animes we want to see a conclusion ot just return.

Now here's an anime that did it right Assassination Classroom

With Lerche working with author it was pretty much for Panel for Panel and left people very happy ( or touched ) by the ending meaning !And that was 48 episodes

Lerche did School Live but did a different approach withe author they reworked the material / bothe manga was good and then the anime result was cool too !

Wiil it change ? Probally not we wiil get endless amounts of the same play repeat / play repeat oh does that sound like a broken record?



sir i thank you for this. i stop watching any great horror harem?

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Since when do people care about creativity? Anime is for cute girls and big boobs. Get your creativity out of here!
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Everything is creatively dying, there's only a finite number of ideas.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

Since when do people care about creativity? Anime is for cute girls and big boobs. Get your creativity out of here! [/qubs

i do olny teens and virgins like that ecchi shxt.
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I sometimes imagine them using a dartboard to come up with plot points for each season's shows.

Throw a few darts and land on high school cast + harem show + magic and you have a show about a male hero going to an all-female school full of <insert magic user type here>. If they're being really "creative" they'll throw in the sister-incest angle too. The villain will probably be the only other male character (besides the pervy principal) and he'll inevitably be the perfect student with slightly long hair and glasses. Because the villains are always the guys wearing glasses. Which they constantly have to push up at dramatically (in)appropriate moments, because they can't just buy glasses that fit better.

Another show lands on.. again, high school cast + harem + alien/monster invasion. Or maybe this one will be the all-girl school with lots of 9th grader fanservice. Because that's not at all creepy.

Obviously an exaggeration, but that's how it sometimes feels going through the new shows each season. So many of them just seem like they're not setting out to do anything more than check off a few of those boxes mentioned above. I guess that's what sells though.
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Yes, I seriously can't find a single show anymore to pique my interests (aside from the ones I've read as manga). Everything now-a-days is either a harem or an edgy show.
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Anime is for kids i mean you have to have know or its for teens. Anime creativity, in my opinion and i still think i am right is dying. I get the point that where is hard to do anything original and creative nowadays. But this isnt the case i think alot of anime just use the same shxt, cute girls, weak guy, etc etc. AND why is that a SHIT anime like zero, SAO, Naruto, one piece have such a fan based and why can they have alot of seasons. Next point way does anime creative alot of shxt and just give us a damn good one with more season and not 12 or 24.

Why have 20 plus of shxt with 12 esp. than 5 with 100 plus with a solid anime?

And what is up with the 5 min animes what you just want monkey or yourve just too damn lazy.

also why do theyt still use the nose bleed shxt also, the cloud to stop to the boobs or the jvv. hehe yes i call it that.

maybe, i am uneducated someone enlighten me.

ps no naruto wasnt bad and so was sao but they have gotten bad with the bs.


Well, it's what sells. Look some people like predictable shows where you can just turn off your brain and enjoy to relax after a long day of work. I disagree that Naruto and One Piece are bad anime, they are just primarily aimed at kids which is probably why I don't care about them.
Good anime rarely gets multiple seasons because currently a lot of money is earned in the shonen demographic and when not those, the mindless ecchi harems do well since they require minimal creative effort and there is a good demographic who only watch it for the plot(s) (boobs).
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aidenraine wrote:

anime has been "dying" for a long time, now.


Anime has been dying ever since trolls and narrow minded fools discovered the internet.
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This same topic crops up again and again from time to time. You have younger people that discover anime, work their way through a backlog of stuff that fits their interest, giving them impression that "it was better in the past". They overlook that most of the dross (especially from the pre-streaming days) has been left by the wayside.

For those that have been into anime for a short period of time, hitting a few seasons where most anime doesn't fit their taste can also give them the impression the industry is going downhill.

The only big change I've seen over the years is that more anime is created now, while the well of creative stories hasn't really increased. As such, the actual number of titles many people would consider "good" probably hasn't changed much in 10 years, although the percentage may have very well decreased.
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