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Re: Sooo....

Postby Athena » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:05 pm

mirkosp wrote:
Kionon wrote:
Koopiskeva wrote:... why do all the new anime suck (past 7-10 years)?

srsly, not that i watch anime.


Fix'd that for you.


Toradora.


And Aoi Hana. And I, too, have heard good things about Kimi no Todoke. I looked at the manga, and it reminds me of Bokura ga Ita, which I also really liked. It's just, the number of series I have liked vs the number of series that have comes out.... it's a tiny, tiny percentage.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Ishbalan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:56 pm

I'll allow Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke, but not Aoi Hana. Aoi Hana is dreadfully boring unless you live on yuri undertones.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Kariudo » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:48 pm

Ef, Clannad, Code Geass, Gundam 00, Baccano!, Soul Eater, Gurren Lagann, Black Lagoon, Kara no Kyoukai...
all in the past 3 years

You people need to get a CAT scan :|

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Re: Sooo....

Postby Taite » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:45 pm

Toradora wasn't the greatest imho.
but series like Baccano!, as well as movies such as First Squad and Summer Wars were probably the best.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Athena » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:09 am

Ishbalan wrote:I'll allow Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke, but not Aoi Hana. Aoi Hana is dreadfully boring unless you live on yuri undertones.


Then you weeaboo faggots need to stop thinking that Japan is ZOMG awsmsauce where all ur waifu dreams come true.

Aoi Hana is one of the most realistc portrayals of Japanese school life, especially as it intersects with the low key but not uncommon same-gender relationships present and even sometimes encouraged here.

If it bored you, don't bother visiting me. Stick to Akiba and Minato. There's nothing in the everyday Japan you'll like.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Sonydjsnmix » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:23 pm

Nodame Cantabile is the only good one I can think of.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:04 pm

Kionon wrote:
Ishbalan wrote:I'll allow Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke, but not Aoi Hana. Aoi Hana is dreadfully boring unless you live on yuri undertones.


Then you weeaboo faggots need to stop thinking that Japan is ZOMG awsmsauce where all ur waifu dreams come true.

Aoi Hana is one of the most realistc portrayals of Japanese school life, especially as it intersects with the low key but not uncommon same-gender relationships present and even sometimes encouraged here.

If it bored you, don't bother visiting me. Stick to Akiba and Minato. There's nothing in the everyday Japan you'll like.

Who the hell wants situational realism in their escapist entertainment though? It's not like we're talking cooking, home improvement, or travel shows here.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Knowname » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:47 pm

ZephyrStar wrote:moeblob <-this.

Even though I've had my fun with moeblob shows. We all have. Seems like every season has at least one surprise, last season was KnT and Nyan Koi, but more is required.

You mean you want MOE o.0

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Kionon wrote:
Ishbalan wrote:I'll allow Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke, but not Aoi Hana. Aoi Hana is dreadfully boring unless you live on yuri undertones.


Then you weeaboo faggots need to stop thinking that Japan is ZOMG awsmsauce where all ur waifu dreams come true.

Aoi Hana is one of the most realistc portrayals of Japanese school life, especially as it intersects with the low key but not uncommon same-gender relationships present and even sometimes encouraged here.

If it bored you, don't bother visiting me. Stick to Akiba and Minato. There's nothing in the everyday Japan you'll like.

Who the hell wants situational realism in their escapist entertainment though? It's not like we're talking cooking, home improvement, or travel shows here.

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Re: Sooo....

Postby Athena » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:12 am

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Who the hell wants situational realism in their escapist entertainment though? It's not like we're talking cooking, home improvement, or travel shows here.


Me. I only watch anime because its relevance to my daily life. I don't watch anime for escapism. I don't need to escape. I have a job I love, the bills get paid, I socialise, I travel... Two years ago I didn't watch anime anymore. Before that, I watched it because it was exotic, but it eventually became tiresome. Now I watch anime because it is familiar. Especially when the situations and characters are brilliantly and realistically written.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Emotive » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:18 am

Kionon wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Who the hell wants situational realism in their escapist entertainment though? It's not like we're talking cooking, home improvement, or travel shows here.


Me. I only watch anime because its relevance to my daily life. I don't watch anime for escapism. I don't need to escape. I have a job I love, the bills get paid, I socialise, I travel... Two years ago I didn't watch anime anymore. Before that, I watched it because it was exotic, but it eventually became tiresome. Now I watch anime because it is familiar. Especially when the situations and characters are brilliantly and realistically written.

I like tentacle rape too, but that doesn't make me biased towards other sorts of anime.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:16 pm

Kionon wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Who the hell wants situational realism in their escapist entertainment though? It's not like we're talking cooking, home improvement, or travel shows here.


Me. I only watch anime because its relevance to my daily life. I don't watch anime for escapism. I don't need to escape. I have a job I love, the bills get paid, I socialise, I travel... Two years ago I didn't watch anime anymore. Before that, I watched it because it was exotic, but it eventually became tiresome. Now I watch anime because it is familiar. Especially when the situations and characters are brilliantly and realistically written.

I can't say I don't get where you're coming from... I mean I primarily watch Food Network, HGTV, and the Travel Channel (when i'm not watching the science channel). Realism has an appeal. I'm just kinda shocked by the preference of medium. Judging by the fare of anime nowadays, the industry is also apparently shocked that there are still people that want that. Maybe you'll get to be niche and underground like everything they show now was 10 years ago and then spring to resurgence some time in 2020 or so. The circle of life fad?
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Re: Sooo....

Postby hasteroth » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:59 pm

I'd like to donate $10000 for research on how to cure the moeblob cancer.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby Athena » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:55 am

BasharOfTheAges wrote:I'm just kinda shocked by the preference of medium. Judging by the fare of anime nowadays, the industry is also apparently shocked that there are still people that want that. Maybe you'll get to be niche and underground like everything they show now was 10 years ago and then spring to resurgence some time in 2020 or so. The circle of life fad?


Well, escapism necessitates that the viewer wants to escape from something in their daily lives. I have much too much fun in my daily life for me to want to escape it by watching outrageously exaggerated forms of it. My students are infinitely more interesting than the cast of K-ON or Lucky Star. And in many ways, they're just as completely totally insane, but have much more dynamic personalities. Also, they're not fictional. The problem with moeblob is that it doesn't do well with problems. It presents the wackiness of Japanese school life fairly well (I still think Azumanga Daioh is probably the most accurate depiction of the insanity I have seen from my students and fellow teachers, and not any of the moe anime), but it doesn't explore issues of school violence (Japan has it), issues surrounding sex education and premarital sex (in a way that isn't superficial and wholly skewed, at least), nor the problems of broken homes, or even the very really pressures of the testing regime (again, not in way that treats the subjects with respect, at least). Anime that does explore these issues in a way that is respectful and engaging, not only present me with a world I have come to know, but it also teaches me more about that world. There has always been meat and potatoes anime, and there has always been cotton candy anime. The problem with the rise of moe, is that we have lost the balance, and way, way too many shows are cotton candy. Nice to eat, once in a while, but it shouldn't be the basis for a diet.
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Re: Sooo....

Postby FarmXD » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:22 pm

How's possible say somethin like that when Code geass or Gurren lagann exists?? :O

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Re: Sooo....

Postby Ileia » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:31 pm

Soup wrote:Fuck Anime, Invader Zim is the future :up:


Or, like, a decade or so in the past.....
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