ClaudiusValentine wrote:wait sorry my comment wasn't ment for u personally just my time on here with any mods havent been good
Well, a number of admins and mods over the years have been people I consider friends. Not all are on staff now, but some are. There have also been admins and mods with which I have had disagreements. That happens when you're part of a community for closing in on two decades. That said, if you have specific criticisms, I think I can honestly speak for the current staff in saying we would love to hear specifics. We want to encourage feedback, and indeed, participation in the Org and the forums more generally.
a lot of people honestly take anime too seriously plus i read somewhere online from a few people that said when it comes down to it the meaning of the word anime is animation originating in Japan. plus the type of anime released every year recently is almost the same type of story i seen lots of fans complaining about it which is why they keep bringing up reasons for allowing western anime for different amv's cause honestly its getting boring making the same kind of videos each year
Under our current site definition, anime pretty much means produced by Japanese companies for a Japanese audience. Individual series may stretch this a bit (concurrent releases, Korean animation outsourcing yet still Japanese production and distribution, and so on). For me, personally, I have always understood our definition to have an inherent cultural component, as well. Just because something is made by a Japanese company, in Japan, if it isn't intended for domestic consumption I generally don't consider it anime. I tend to think most anime, even anime that takes place "elsewhere" often has an inherent Japanese cultural worldview. It's inescapable. I could see the difference as a teenager in the United States, but I could only point to it as "exotic" or "not what is here." Now, as an adult in Japan with a good chunk of my life having been lived here, it's much much easier for me to point out what is Japanese about "anime" according to the site definition, if presented with a given series, because I live in that culture, and generally accept its preconceptions and assumptions. Anime is no longer "exotic," it's "familiar," "comfortable," even "safe."
As for the "anime is all the same!" trope, I've heard that for many years now. I remember when Pioneer was kicking out seemingly a new harem anime every year, redoing Tenchi every other year, and so on. There's a wide variety of anime series out there, just like any other type of television. However, there are also many popular types of shows. Think about how in America the broadcast networks just keep coming out with the umpteenth police procedural, legal drama, or medical show. This is no different. Some of the tropes I even really enjoy, and I'm always on the look out for a new show that fits a laundry list of tropes I have a lot of fun with. As for "same kind of videos," I'll plead guilty there. My editing style has essentially not changed since I first started editing. My reason for editing, and thus my approach to editing, remains the same. Why? Because that's how I wish to express myself. But there are thousands maybe tens or hundreds of thousands of editors now in 2017. Some with very, very different styles. Including some I think are the AMV equivalent of Jackson Pollack paintings. I think there's plenty out there for everyone.
plus if western anime and non jap anime was allowed most the mods including u i think would walk away from the site,
I've been here since 2001, and I doubt I am going to go anywhere just because an alteration, if made by a majority and approved by the owner, was made. A word of advice, be careful about the use of "Jap," it's generally considered an ethnic slur.