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Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #420 on: February 25, 2018, 04:04:44 AM »
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #421 on: May 31, 2018, 02:18:14 PM »
So I was watching a video by an anime fan and his issues with how anime has changed over the past ~20 years.

He claims that being an anime fan in the mid 90s in the US was very different.  There were much smaller, tight-knit communities.  Similarly, there wasn't a whole lot of anime series being broadcast in the US at the time.  So fan communities had a list of must-watch series - stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc.  And you basically got "cred" in the community by watching those series and being knowledgeable about them.

Nowadays, there are so many series out that you couldn't realistically watch it all if that's all you ever did.  And that's just current series, not including the backlog over the past 20 years.  And communities have gotten less insular and more devoted to a certain series or genre.  Someone who watches nothing but DragonBallZ isn't likely to have much in common with someone who only watches Slice of Life.  People are less fans of anime than they are fans of specific shows or genres.  Anime has made the same sort of transition that film and live-action TV made long ago.  After all, no one reasonably expects to watch all movies or all live-action TV.

But this transition has a cost - there's so much stuff to sort through that it can be almost overwhelming.  Also, individuals are less and less likely to watch the same anime series - there are less cultural touchstones.  With the exception of a few megahits, you don't really get those great post-episode water cooler discussion anymore (I think he's talking about anime-centered forums here, because you can still find post-episode discussions on that series' subreddit or forum).  So he watches some shows that he doesn't even really like just because that's where all the excitement and passionate discussions are.

Also, viewers are less attentive now than they have been in the past.  He's heard about people watching series at 1.5X speed just to get done faster and move on to the next series.  (Personally, I see this as a symptom of disinterest in the series, not inattentiveness in general)

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Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #422 on: May 31, 2018, 11:09:18 PM »
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So I was watching a video by an anime fan and his issues with how anime has changed over the past ~20 years.

He claims that being an anime fan in the mid 90s in the US was very different.  There were much smaller, tight-knit communities.  Similarly, there wasn't a whole lot of anime series being broadcast in the US at the time.  So fan communities had a list of must-watch series - stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc.  And you basically got "cred" in the community by watching those series and being knowledgeable about them.

Nowadays, there are so many series out that you couldn't realistically watch it all if that's all you ever did.  And that's just current series, not including the backlog over the past 20 years.  And communities have gotten less insular and more devoted to a certain series or genre.  Someone who watches nothing but DragonBallZ isn't likely to have much in common with someone who only watches Slice of Life.  People are less fans of anime than they are fans of specific shows or genres.  Anime has made the same sort of transition that film and live-action TV made long ago.  After all, no one reasonably expects to watch all movies or all live-action TV.

But this transition has a cost - there's so much stuff to sort through that it can be almost overwhelming.  Also, individuals are less and less likely to watch the same anime series - there are less cultural touchstones.  With the exception of a few megahits, you don't really get those great post-episode water cooler discussion anymore (I think he's talking about anime-centered forums here, because you can still find post-episode discussions on that series' subreddit or forum).  So he watches some shows that he doesn't even really like just because that's where all the excitement and passionate discussions are.

Also, viewers are less attentive now than they have been in the past.  He's heard about people watching series at 1.5X speed just to get done faster and move on to the next series.  (Personally, I see this as a symptom of disinterest in the series, not inattentiveness in general)

I'm probably way behind the curve on this stuff.  I'm still watching new Robot Chicken and new Archer.  And they showed 3 Archer episodes in reverse order, LOL!  But at least he had his eyepatch, so I knew they were recent.
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Offline trdsf

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #423 on: June 01, 2018, 03:57:05 PM »
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I'm probably way behind the curve on this stuff.  I'm still watching new Robot Chicken and new Archer.  And they showed 3 Archer episodes in reverse order, LOL!  But at least he had his eyepatch, so I knew they were recent.
You and me both.  Although I did notice that Netflix has Miyazaki's 1979 directorial debut The Castle of Cagliostro (1991 Streamline dub), so I spent the other night greatly enjoying that.  I don't like much anime, but there is definitely anime worth liking.  :)
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Online Mr.Obvious

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #424 on: June 01, 2018, 05:29:38 PM »
I know i said full metal alchemist brotherhood was a consistently good but not amazing show.
I must reasses that statement, having seen it fully. It is a ramp starting with decentness in The first ep, going up to good from thereon out and apart from one or two minor stumbles, it Goes, straight through amazing, up to sheer fantastic epicness
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Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #425 on: June 01, 2018, 05:38:55 PM »
Ufotable making the fate series look amazing, as usual:







Also tits:


Online Cavebear

Re: Anime Thread!
« Reply #426 on: June 05, 2018, 04:52:25 AM »
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I know i said full metal alchemist brotherhood was a consistently good but not amazing show.
I must reasses that statement, having seen it fully. It is a ramp starting with decentness in The first ep, going up to good from thereon out and apart from one or two minor stumbles, it Goes, straight through amazing, up to sheer fantastic epicness

Did you watch the climax eps of Hack.dot.sign?
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