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Does Anime Suck?

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Taors

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2007, 12:27:35 AM »

I'm not bickering, I'm just laying down the facts. I would literally tear him apart. Like that fool that jumped into that cage with the family of lions. That's what would happen to Cerpn'.
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Bill Brasky

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2007, 01:13:36 AM »

Thats a harsh reality. 
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Earthwormzim

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2007, 10:29:02 PM »

No, Bill Brasky.  I wasn't mad.  Just a little surprised that you'd resort to claiming childing things like "anime watchers paint their toenails".  This is not a very good argumentative tactic.

You've made your point clear that you don't care about anime.  Woo.  I'm happy for you.  But, you've also made it quite clear that you have barely ever even watched an anime (except for maybe a few of minutes one), which makes any review of yours of any anime, or of anime in general, basically worthless.

Anywho, as for me...

...I'm currently in the process of watching 3 animes...Air, Gundam Seed, and Windy Tales.  Of course, it is taking quite a long time, being it is hard to find time to do so between college, work, and spending time with my girlfriend.  Gundam Seed seems to be the best so far.  Air and Windy Tales seem to be very weird, but I expect that they will be quite good in the end.

Do any of these really suck?  Heh...Bill Brasky will never really know, except for at a highly superficial level.
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Earthwormzim

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2007, 10:42:11 PM »

One of life's greatest pleasures is entertainment.  I seek entertainment in all forms.  Whether it is music, film, physical activity, social activity, or what-have-you.  Any time something new comes along, I will definitely give it a shot, for I may end up finding that I like it a lot. 

Life is short.  So, I personally, am going to make sure I have as much fun as possible, and I will take that fun where ever I can find it.  I could never be the type of person that would knock something before really trying it.  After all, if I did, I might wind up missing out on something really great.  I don't understand people who are able to just knock something without giving it a shot, as it seems, to me, that by doing so, you place boundaries on the possibility of finding/exploring new things, which would make life really boring.  Oh well, if a boring life floats your boat...live and let live, I guess.

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Bill Brasky

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2007, 02:40:49 AM »

You should read more.
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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2007, 06:48:41 PM »

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2007, 08:21:17 PM »

Akira obviously is a great action/sci-fi flick.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (and really most anything Studio Ghibli does) is one of my all time favorites.
Grave of the Fireflies is great if you want your heart ripped out and stomped on.  :)

Anime can be great...just like you can't watch 1 Hollywood movie and pass judgment on ALL Hollywood movies, you just have to give them a few chances.

-Windquake
PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).
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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2007, 03:37:15 AM »


PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).

Heheheh


Fag.

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Taors

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2007, 01:39:31 PM »


PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).

Heheheh


Fag.



Yeah, I busted a gut over that one.
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Earthwormzim

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2007, 02:52:02 PM »

Akira obviously is a great action/sci-fi flick.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (and really most anything Studio Ghibli does) is one of my all time favorites.
Grave of the Fireflies is great if you want your heart ripped out and stomped on.  :)

Anime can be great...just like you can't watch 1 Hollywood movie and pass judgment on ALL Hollywood movies, you just have to give them a few chances.

-Windquake
PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).

92-94...man, anime was still in its early stages back then...kudos to you.  You should definitely check out some of the newer ones.  Believe me, they've only gotten better and better since then.

Oh, and nevermind Bill Brasky.  With comments like his last one above ("hehehe, fag"), it is obvious that he is just trying to piss people off.  When you see any posts from him, don't hesitate to just skip right over them.  Reading them is a waste of time.  He contributes nothing but condescension.
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Taors

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2007, 04:14:14 PM »

Akira obviously is a great action/sci-fi flick.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (and really most anything Studio Ghibli does) is one of my all time favorites.
Grave of the Fireflies is great if you want your heart ripped out and stomped on.  :)

Anime can be great...just like you can't watch 1 Hollywood movie and pass judgment on ALL Hollywood movies, you just have to give them a few chances.

-Windquake
PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).

Oh, and nevermind Bill Brasky.  With comments like his last one above ("hehehe, fag"), it is obvious that he is just trying to piss people off.  When you see any posts from him, don't hesitate to just skip right over them.  Reading them is a waste of time.  He contributes nothing but condescension.


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zebraflood

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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2007, 04:27:11 PM »

Brasky is cool. <--- See that? That's a period.

Besides, unless you're going to click his profile and read all his posts, Earthworm, you're just as bad as his blanketing the entire anime genre based on watching a 20 minute episode once. I don't really care about either, just sayin'. Opinions are generally good things to have.
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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2007, 06:12:51 PM »

Akira obviously is a great action/sci-fi flick.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (and really most anything Studio Ghibli does) is one of my all time favorites.
Grave of the Fireflies is great if you want your heart ripped out and stomped on.  :)

Anime can be great...just like you can't watch 1 Hollywood movie and pass judgment on ALL Hollywood movies, you just have to give them a few chances.

-Windquake
PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).

92-94...man, anime was still in its early stages back then...kudos to you.  You should definitely check out some of the newer ones.  Believe me, they've only gotten better and better since then.

Oh, and nevermind Bill Brasky.  With comments like his last one above ("hehehe, fag"), it is obvious that he is just trying to piss people off.  When you see any posts from him, don't hesitate to just skip right over them.  Reading them is a waste of time.  He contributes nothing but condescension.

Yeah, like I meant it.



Hey, wormy, whats that on your shirt....   DOINK !    hahahahhahaha
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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2007, 06:32:34 PM »

-Windquake
PS:  I am biased.  I was the Vice President of the Ball State University Japanese Animation Society (1992-1994).
92-94...man, anime was still in its early stages back then...kudos to you.  You should definitely check out some of the newer ones.  Believe me, they've only gotten better and better since then.

Oh yeah, tape trading, paying someone in Japan to copy tapes, all of that.  Half the shit I owned at the time wasn't even dubbed or subtitled.  I have seen a lot of the newer stuff too, I am just a sucker for the classics.

And for those hating on the Quakester over here, our club was the one of the largest non-political/non-racial clubs around.  We did many campus wide presentations in the auditorium.  Hell, we sold out "Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise", "Lupin 3", "Akira", and a few others (and of course highly illegal).  Our Ranma 1/2 marathon went pretty well too.

-Windquake
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Re: Does Anime Suck?
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2007, 06:39:54 PM »

To avoid posting in some of the more retarded, tired threads, I'll give my input.  This can't quite be as controversial as parent rights, and has much more value than whether or not Jewish tacos are the more sensible answer.

A lot of manga and anime is just plain pulp fiction.  It's done in bulk, under piss-poor budgets by overworked and uncaring animation drones.  There have been very few anime other than novella types (1-3 episodes) which I really liked.  Some good examples of stuff that appeals to me are: Jin-roh, Armitage, Metropolis, Perfect Blue, most the Ghibli movies to name a few.  Stuff that I think is crap, and a waste of time: Love Hina, Dragonball, Gundam Anything, Ranma, almost anything that gains popularity stateside.  There are some that are kind of in the middle, too long to care about the characters all that much, logic too circular, plot incomplete, such as Evangelion, Trigun, Cowoby Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, etc.  These are meant to be watched weekly, and have just about as much art in them as the Simpsons do...they are meant to be a simple story-telling medium, and the chopping into segments limits what can be done, so the serial nature of the story is very visible.

Another issue I have with anime is that it often fails to properly capture the plot of the manga....the comics are generally much more in depth and the cinema version does a limited job at capturing it all.  Akira turned out OK, but because of the compression, it ended very abruptly, and the plot didn't make a lot of sense.  Lots of fun music, bike-riding, and a growing mass of flesh...but in the end, it didn't seem to matter all that much.  The manga form has been virtually unchanged for about a century, with very few combinations of art forms...I wish that some of the more artistic manga producers would have a shot at directing their own films, but that is not very common.  Manga artists have a few failings in relation to Western comic forms, the biggest one is that they never specialize.  One guy does almost all the work, including writing, art, pencilling, editing, and production aspects.  Not to mention that they are on tighter deadlines, and produce more output with each comics.  It's somewhat hard to concentrate on refining your work when you have publishers breathing down your throat for the next 20 pages each week, so that they can put it into Shonen Jump.  Like I said, its pulp fiction, and has all the failings that pulp fiction does.

I agree that the medium is better for certain things, but I'd be hard-pressed to say that most Japanese comics and cartoons had higher production values or greater artistic content than Western comics/feature length cartoons.  Disney is a well-oiled machine, and has slaughtered more fairy tales than I care to think on, but they have consistently shown innovation and aesthetic in the cartoons they make...they are very rarely the same visually, and usually look very nice despite a horrible plot.
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