Anime: Seriously Japan, wtf?

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Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:36 pm

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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)


yea for like 5 episodes (maybe more? in the first season) when Dr Weird would release some random monster on the world... they would have to stop it.... whatever "it" was, but its not like they went out of their way to stop it, they happened to be in the same place O.o
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Postby jubjub2 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:26 pm

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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:


I get those looks alllll the time....

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Postby Shazzy » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:09 am

Eh, most movies/anime exaggerate their characters and their plot. Since when is ANY character really "locked in" to a decision like they are in most narratives? Since when does a relationship emulate The Notebook? There are elements of truth in most stories, but the whole package is pretty unreal...even when the creators are attempting to recreate a true story. I mean, you've got the huge emotional scene with the orchestral score in the background and the closeup of someone crying and everything in slow motion and...yeah, when was the last time you really experienced something THAT artistic?

Honestly, though, that's why I lLIKE cinema/anime and I don't like reality TV. It's also why I prefer sci-fi/fantasy over sitcoms. I have enough stuff to worry about without watching someone else's problems. Give me a movie that ties everything up nicely and happily...or at least a movie that is different enough from reality that it's not a reminder of how screwed up the world is.
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Postby guy07 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:50 pm

yeah, we know all that stuff already. This thread was more intended to make us question why we enjoy (and some even obsess) something so retarded.
I blame the pretty colors and little girls, gets you every time.

And btw, there's tons of movies and tv shows that almost mimic my day to day life. Ever seen Harold and Kumar to go White Castle? :roll:
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Postby Shazzy » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:05 am

guy07 wrote:yeah, we know all that stuff already. This thread was more intended to make us question why we enjoy (and some even obsess) something so retarded.


Utter stupidity makes us feel smarter?
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Postby Orwell » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:29 am

guy07 wrote:This thread was more intended to make us question why we enjoy (and some even obsess) something so retarded.


Why do people read the bible? The same reason; people love stories of out of the ordinary events. I fail to see how anime is different from any other set of mythos and stories people have enjoyed for millenia.
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Postby requiett » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:23 am

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Postby guy07 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:27 am

....people read the bible? Maybe i should knock that instead, any devout Christians in here? :P

I don't care how strange our fiction seems, anime has a WTF factor of 3 times that of ours. I mean, half of them don't have noses! they are mostly suppose to be Asian, but half of them look white!
And the hair! "Hey, that's a good idea ...solid plot ... but lets give her purple hair, its prettier!" :?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:52 am

:( i know people with purple hair
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Postby guy07 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:14 am

i feel your pain :(
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Postby Shazzy » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:20 pm

guy07 wrote:
I don't care how strange our fiction seems, anime has a WTF factor of 3 times that of ours.


Read any Indian mythos lately?
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Postby guy07 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:35 pm

yeah, but certain tribes thought LSD was a link to the spirit world, so they have a excuse. Japanese don't even know what drugs ARE. they do this stuff sober.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:20 pm

wait are we talking indian or native american? O.o
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Postby badmartialarts » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:25 pm

JaddziaDax wrote:wait are we talking indian or native american? O.o


Both are applicable.
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Postby Shazzy » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:43 pm

guy07 wrote:yeah, but certain tribes thought LSD was a link to the spirit world, so they have a excuse. Japanese don't even know what drugs ARE. they do this stuff sober.


Result of being repressed by a culture that doesn't get "confrontation."
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