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Post Reply In your opinion, What makes an anime good?
Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/2/17
It's a vivid escape from reality. The pitiful moanings of life can seemingly be eradicated when embarking upon the adventure that is anime. The relatability to one's own struggle and flaws gives the medium a more personal attachment to those who watch it, some develop strong emotional bonds to the shows and characters they experience.The comforting arms of anime can reach out to any who seeks them.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/2/17
In my opinion, there are two factors: 1st, good art/graphics because it's a feast in my eye if the art and colors are nice. It inspires you also to draw or something, and it makes you dream that a world is a better place :). 2nd, it has to have a good story plus nice characters. It shouldn't be a boring one. It should also something that somehow you can understand the characters or where is the story going, and an anime that is a cliffhanger is a no.

so those two factors are what I'm looking for an anime (manga as well) for me to be hooked up to them because a good anime is an escape from a cruel reality :)
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/2/17
I'd go for a story I could get into. Art styles can vary as long as they don't get in the way of the stories. Not having fan service carry the entire show makes it palatable to watch for me.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/2/17
I feel an emotion called "enjoyment" while watching it. That's all there is to it.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/3/17

mythopoet wrote:

I feel an emotion called "enjoyment" while watching it. That's all there is to it.


I feel the same way, Good story and art/animation is great and all but if I don't enjoy it... who cares.
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Posted 12/2/17 , edited 12/3/17

Good pacing (keeps the viewers interested)
cool animation, frame-work
good voice actors (both sub and dub)
interesting plot line (cliffhangers can be good sometimes)
clever symbolism/tie-ins (Harry Potter)
detailed world/characters (well-rounded, makes us think it's basically real)

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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/4/17
something that elicits an emotional response other than disdain.
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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/4/17
I suppose that for me, the anime that is "good" is something that interests me, touches my thoughts and spirit, and tells a complete story. Anything else just doesn't interest me... an anime could have stellar artwork, but if there is no story at all, then it's fluff and a waste of my time to watch. Conversely, an anime could have so-so artwork, but if it tells a quality story that actually holds my attention and calls to me to follow it, then I will follow it.

Naturally, the six anime series I'm watching currently are like that, the quality may vary at times but all of them tell stories that fascinate me and keep me wanting more. Never mind my two most favorite shows, they're far above the other four in making me sit down and watch them with anticipation, knowing there's more to come.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17
It just has to be entertaining
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17
Until recently, I would have said the story is king, but I have watched three animes that have changed my mind. Log Horizon showed me that terrible music can ruin a good story. Black Clover and Accell World have showed me that whiny MC's can ruin a good story, so the voice acting is important. I still watched them, but it was a tough go. I find I prefer hero's journey type animes or similar character growth plots, but also enjoy mysteries and romances. I don't enjoy "My super power or ability is better than your super power or ability", so I just couldn't get into Marvel or DC comics or Mecha anime's I prefer characters to be drawn to resemble real people, not symbolic representations of people. Again, a good story trumps this. Fan service is a welcome addition, but only if it is part of the story or enhances the story, and not instead of a story. They all need to come to a conclusion, except perhaps slice of life animes.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17
- NO FILLERS

- GOOD (NOT EXAGERATED AND SUPER COLORFUL) ART AND ANIMATION

- SUSPENSE!

- GIRLS WITH NORMAL BODY PROPORTIONS

- NORMAL HAIRSTYLES!

- MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS

- CHARACTERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY DO STUFF (NO LOSERS. so boring)
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17

flashsmith wrote:

Log Horizon showed me that terrible music can ruin a good story.


Log Horizon showed me that even a really good science fiction story can be a 5/10 show if nearly every single scene is executed so boringly that watching it is a challenge.

Establishing a really interesting or at least strong character is the best way to hook me into a show. Interesting plot and writing is the second most important, and actual animation and general execution is the least important.

But Log Horizon taught me that even the less important aspects of a show can overpower the show if they're executed badly enough.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/4/17
The art style has to appeal to me. The story could be amazingly good, but I can't pay attention to it if I don't like the art. Meanwhile, I can put up with some pretty bad writing if I really like the art.

For example, there were things I disliked about the writing in Sword Art Online and Asterisk War. I still managed to enjoy them, though, because I liked the art. Meanwhile, I didn't even bother trying One Piece or Dead Leaves, because I can't handle those art styles. Youjo Senki/Tanya the Evil was a borderline case where the story was intriguing to me, and the art didn't quite sink it. I couldn't get into Gurren Lagann because of the art.

Also, there needs to be at least one character I like to keep me interested. Dragonball Z and Drifters are prime examples of series with no characters I care about. Ranma 1/2 is at the other extreme, with lots of characters I like.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/5/17
Nudity!
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