Anime: Seriously Japan, wtf?

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Anime: Seriously Japan, wtf?

Postby guy07 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:49 pm

What the fuck is up with anime? It's fucked up! Seriously! I mean, think about it, a alien who happens to look the exact same as a human comes to earth to destroy it, bumps his head and forgets, the ends up saving it. Then he gets super strong because his hair turns yellow? Who thinks up this shit? IT'S RETARDED! And not to mention that it's super cheap to make seeing as how you can make 80% of a series with 3 FPS, as it's mostly stationary talking, in which the lip only has like 2 frames.
Don't get me wrong, i watch anime all the time, it's pretty cool, but when you sit down and think about it's, it's just retarded. The artwork and voice acting is usually pretty good, but other then that ...yeah. And voice acting, who gets famous for that? they TALK for a living! And half them can't even do that correctly.
And the characters! They cry and could substitute as a fountain! And who obsesses about 12 year old girls AND huge boobs in the same pop-culture thingy! Man, none of it makes sense!
And yes, i stole this title from Stop Watching Anime And Go Outside (sorry Doki, I'm just not original enough i guess : /).
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(please don't reply "it doesn't have to make sense, it's fiction!", I'm well aware of that.)
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Postby JudgeHolden » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:52 pm

Ever try to explain "Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?" by Phillip K. Dick to someone? Or Gunter Grass's "Tin Drum" or anything by Calvino ...... o.0 ... it all sounds just as outragious ... doesn't mean they are not good ... :wink:
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Postby JudgeHolden » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:54 pm

JudgeHolden wrote:Ever try to explain "Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?" by Phillip K. Dick to someone? Or Gunter Grass's "Tin Drum" or anything by Calvino ...... o.0 ... it all sounds just as outragious ... doesn't mean they are not good ... :wink:


Oh and that's an American, a German, and a Italian .. So the Japanese have not cornered the market on odd, yet good stories ... :P
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Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:13 pm

Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and im not talking about the Disney Movie, they pretty much "normalized" it)
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Postby Nessephanie » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:16 pm

Besides, there are many slice of life anime that don't have all that weird, out of this world, fucked up shit. As well as many that center around things like school (for example) that don't get into all of that.

All media have their way-out-there stuff, and their more realistic storyline stuff, anime is no exception at all.
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Postby guy07 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:01 pm

Yeah ...but when u get a 'normal' anime with a normal plot about school or something ...it ends up fucked up anyways, take School Rumble or Azumanga, nothing special, just normal people ...cept one revolves around ADD children and the other a main charcter who doesn't even drink beer, yet acts the bad ass.
i have of yet to see a anime that seems 'normal' in any aspect. if u ask me, it's all fucked up.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:12 pm

try: "Rumbling Hearts" or "Honey and Clover" instead
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Postby Otohiko » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:30 pm

Have you ever been to Europe?
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Postby SQ » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:44 pm

Because normal is boring.

Besides, in Japan, the normal shit is left up to the Korean melodramas.
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Postby Otohiko » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:49 pm

What's normal, anyway?

I happen to think North American 'normality' can be pretty fucked up :roll:
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Postby SQ » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:04 pm

America in itself is pretty fucked up. In pretty much every sense of the word. >_<
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Postby godix » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:05 pm

Two words: Twin Peaks. Not enough? Two more words: X File. Here, have another couple words: Crossing Over. Or how about televangelist scumbags? The View? QVC? Scooby Doo? Aqua Teen Hunger Force?

It ain't just japan that's fucked up.
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Postby Ileia » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:10 pm

godix wrote:Aqua Teen Hunger Force?


I remember laughing my ass off at TV Guide's description of that show. "A shake, a box of fries, and a ball of meat that fight crime."

(I was not aware that crime-fighting was anywhere in there, but apparently it was some sort of vague premise for a short while)
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Postby guy07 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:17 pm

I mean normal compared to our everyday life, not other tv shows.
I mean, if i met a person that acts like a anime character in real life ...i'd likely end up smacking them silly for being so retarded. (this actully happened at AN last year, though i only smacked him once and walked away.)
Come to think about it ...if anime is the one thing thats popular in japan ...what does it say about the way they think and view the world, prob 1/8'th of anime is post or pre apocalyptic 0-0; (not that it does, that was just a random thought)
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Postby wurpess » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:02 pm

guy07 wrote:Yeah ...but when u get a 'normal' anime with a normal plot about school or something ...it ends up fucked up anyways, take School Rumble or Azumanga, nothing special, just normal people ...cept one revolves around ADD children and the other a main charcter who doesn't even drink beer, yet acts the bad ass.
i have of yet to see a anime that seems 'normal' in any aspect. if u ask me, it's all fucked up.

Yeah, My mom ended up watching Azumanga with me and ended up loving it. . .then attempted to tell her other middle age, suburban, office coworkers about it the next day. Yeah, she said they all looked at her like she was on drugs. :roll:
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