1. Post #241
    CoolKingKaso's Avatar
    March 2010
    5,193 Posts
    This.
    Many people who dislike anime tend to say that recent anime is shit and how it all used to be good many years ago.
    There was plenty of shit anime back then which is forgotten, and the only ones people are mentioning are the best ones. Just like today - there's plenty of shit anime, with good memorable ones too.
    I definitely agree that there was shit anime in the past. Unfortunately, I haven't really seen one that exceeded the animation quality of Akira or the numerous themes in GiTS.
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  2. Post #242
    Mr.Ken's Avatar
    December 2010
    365 Posts
    American TV is too stable
    In other words you aren't familiar with American TV.
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  3. Post #243
    imasillypiggy's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,851 Posts
    Cowboy Bebop has been mentioned so many times on this thread anyone that ignores it over the typical anime stereotype is just stupid. It really is great
    I wish more anime were like it. Its something anyone could enjoy. Even someone who doesn't know what anime is. The characters don't have this stereotypical anime feel to it that puts a lot of people (me included) away from most anime.
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  4. Post #244
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,297 Posts
    People keep mentioning Cowboy Bebop (I still have to watch it though), but people always seem to be overlooking Monster. I haven't seen anyone mention this one. It's one of the best in my opinion and should be up in the top with the other ones mentioned here.
    Hell fucking yes. Magnificent Steiner in the house.
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  5. Post #245
    TheFallen(TF2)'s Avatar
    September 2009
    2,020 Posts
    When Toonami was around there were a few anime shows around that I liked including several of the Gundam series, Outlaw Star, and Big O. When shows like Naruto started coming in I was a bit skeptical because they didn't have the feel that the older shows had, until I was introduced to FLCL, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Negima, and a few of the Miyazaki Movies which I absolutely fell in love with. When shows like Family Guy, American Dad, and Futurama came in I watched a few parts of them and I was to the most part disgusted by them because of the outright stupidity in the shows and when Cartoon Network began replacing good shows like Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy, Dexter's Lab, and Courage The Cowardly Dog with bullshit like Chowder, Adventure Time, and Flapjack I pretty much went "Fuck It" and started watching some anime shows online. This is also one of the big reasons I don't touch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic or any of the new cartoon shows that are brought onto television by The Hub, Nick, and Cartoon Network.

    The reason I liked anime over some of the newer cartoon shows is because they have semi-realistic designs for environments and characters, they have intelligent dialogue, and they often have jokes that don't have to do with randomly farting on someone for no god damn reason.
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  6. Post #246
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    June 2008
    10,987 Posts
    People keep mentioning Cowboy Bebop (I still have to watch it though), but people always seem to be overlooking Monster. I haven't seen anyone mention this one. It's one of the best in my opinion and should be up in the top with the other ones mentioned here.

    Might as well toss gits in there too, it has a deeper and better plot than anything tv or movies could shit out nowadays
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  7. Post #247
    Kellerbewohner's Avatar
    October 2011
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    Anime is a prime example of why two nukes just wasn't enough
    That's the definition of REAL unwarranted dislike...
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  8. Post #248
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    Adzter's Avatar
    September 2009
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    There's like two people at my school that like Anime, they've tried to show me some of it (can't remember the name of it), and correct me if i'm missing something, but it just seems like cartoons, bit childish if you ask me. Unless it's classed as an art or something.
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  9. Post #249
    Lord_Ragnarok's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,097 Posts
    I don't like most of it, but that's probably because their dialogue sounds more awkward in English than in Japanese. I certainly hope it sounds more fluid in Japanese, anyway.
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  10. Post #250
    I asked Obama about Facepunch and all I got was molested by the Secret Service
    loco's Avatar
    December 2009
    4,144 Posts
    I used to really hate anime as a kid mostly because my sister was really into it and she watched a lot of terrible stuff. It was mostly the "Cute girls doing cute things" type ,so that really just pushed me away from it. Today I still stray away from it ,but I do have a weak spot Hetalia: Axis Powers. The type of humor in it just really gets me.
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  11. Post #251
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    Drasnus's Avatar
    October 2007
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    There's like two people at my school that like Anime, they've tried to show me some of it (can't remember the name of it), and correct me if i'm missing something, but it just seems like cartoons, bit childish if you ask me. Unless it's classed as an art or something.
    You are missing something. The mistake people make is thinking that they can judge all of it based on a handful of shows that they don't like. It's like watching 'Norbit' and giving up on movies entirely because you assume the rest are the same.
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  12. Post #252
    KillaGunna24's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,493 Posts
    Hating ANYTHING generally without looking at the whole picture is just unwarranted. There is loads of different animes out there and I can bet that most of you have at least 1 anime you like for whatever reason. I mean sure, there is a big bunch of similar shows such as "cute girls doing cute things" or "kawaii harem trash" and others but really, there's so many different takes and approaches onto anime, it's crazy.

    It's like watching Ed Edd & Eddy, thinking it was horrible, and assuming all western cartoons are trash like that. (EE&E is amazing btw) Each anime has different takes and lines to everything. Main point is, you are ignorant if you think lowly of anime in general without actually giving attention to all the genres.
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  13. Post #253
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    May 2008
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    Hm, I can't really think many animes I enjoyed, off the top of my head (Pokemon due to it being rather well-advertised, anything by Hayao Miyazaki), but alas, the general quality of the media tends to be low to only make pornographic consumption of it, of much worth. Still, there are shows like Ghost in the Shell and Fist of the North Star that do make great exceptions.
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  14. Post #254
    Lord_Ragnarok's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,097 Posts
    I actually liked anime when I was 7-13 years old. Then for some reason, I couldn't stand it anymore after I was 14.
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  15. Post #255
    Dennab
    May 2010
    1,020 Posts
    Anime can be good. For example, Full Metal Alchemist seemed to be a pretty good anime. From what I could gather, it had a great plot and it wasn't full of blood and tits. This is why I generally dislike anime. Because every time they have a shitty reason to, the creators shove a bunch of half-naked animated she-males with tails out of their asses at you. It's really not funny or cute. If I wanted to watch tits, there is this nice place called Pornhub. A lot of anime doesn't do this, but a good portion of it does. Even if it's once an episode, it gets on my nerves just for the sheer fact they do it in the most stupid situations.

    Girl 1: "Hey, see those crocodiles in the river?"
    Girl 2: "Yeah! Do you think we should take off half of our clothes and go swimming with them?"
    Girl 1: "I thought you'd never ask!"

    As for the blood, it depends. I don't mind blood and all that, but constant amounts just seems stupid to me.

    Conclusion: Most anime has too much blood and half-naked girls. The ones that don't, generally lack in story and/or plot.

    PS: Don't bring up the whole, "HA UR GAY CUZ U DONT LIEK PR0NZ AND BLUD" bullshit.
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  16. Post #256
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    November 2006
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    Anime can be good. For example, Full Metal Alchemist seemed to be a pretty good anime. From what I could gather, it had a great plot and it wasn't full of blood and tits.
    Not an unfair argument really. Still, there are a great deal of animes that avoid the typical dumb kawaii shit (Helsing, Full Metal Alchemist), or some that are so quality that the rare few times they do it are not worth dropping the whole thing for (Gurren Lagann).

    That said, Helsing has quite a lot of blood at times (though it is about vampires...) and one of Gurren Lagann's characters is famous for all the wrong reasons, but if you let these small problems get in the way, you're a damned fool.
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  17. Post #257
    Not that bad of a seed
    asteroidrules's Avatar
    January 2011
    11,381 Posts
    I don't see why it should deserve any more "general Dislike" (not sure why you capitalized dislike and not general :grammarnazi:) than any other genre.
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  18. Post #258
    CoolKingKaso's Avatar
    March 2010
    5,193 Posts
    Not an unfair argument really. Still, there are a great deal of animes that avoid the typical dumb kawaii shit (Helsing, Full Metal Alchemist), or some that are so quality that the rare few times they do it are not worth dropping the whole thing for (Gurren Lagann).

    That said, Helsing has quite a lot of blood at times (though it is about vampires...) and one of Gurren Lagann's characters is famous for all the wrong reasons, but if you let these small problems get in the way, you're a damned fool.
    Fanservice does ruin the way the show is portrayed, depending if it's intended to be serious or not. I find the panty shots, skimpy clothing, and the constant display of huge breasts akin to dancing men in pink thongs. I'm not really saying that it's bad, it just ruins the serious feel to it.
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  19. Post #259
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    August 2005
    1,144 Posts
    I personally don't like anime, as mentioned by someone before, because of the people who are associated with it, at least where I live.

    I've met plenty of people who love anime and they're the kind if people I despise, people who go ":3 ^_^" after every sentence and think it's perfectly acceptable for something blatant fan-service.
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  20. Post #260
    Hellstrom's Avatar
    August 2011
    272 Posts
    To be honest, i don't watch very many animated shows be it east or west like i used to. Anime porn is hilarious as fuck though i love that shit.
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  21. Post #261
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    July 2006
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    I personally don't like anime, as mentioned by someone before, because of the people who are associated with it, at least where I live.

    I've met plenty of people who love anime and they're the kind if people I despise, people who go ":3 ^_^" after every sentence and think it's perfectly acceptable for something blatant fan-service.
    Not liking something because of the people associated to it is pretty dumb, it's not like you will turn into one if you did watch it.

    Edited:

    You have probably only seen people who are a bit too pushy with the fact that they watch it, there are plenty of people who watch it but don't go around shoving it in peoples faces and making stupid faces with text.
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  22. Post #262
    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
    16,101 Posts
    Some of it is pretty bad, but that is no reason to hate it all. If you see a bad movie you don't suddenly hate all movies.
    yo i hear this a lot and i'm just gonna lay the smackdown

    i will acknowledge that there are animes~ that are legitimately good like everything from studio ghibli, akira, etc but those shows are by and by large exceptions to the general rule that anime is total shit. you don't look at a category of things and judge it by the few exceptionally high-quality members inside of it, you judge it as a whole. and as a whole, anime is an incredibly creepy, sexually-charged and pedophilic shithouse of cheap animation and childish writing
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  23. Post #263
    BenJammin''s Avatar
    December 2010
    6,434 Posts
    I like some serious anime movies like Akira and stuff, the rest comes off as too weird and I feel really awkward when watching it. And the way weeabos act in general at my school makes me want to never watch anime ever and drive a screwdriver into my eye.

    The only show I really watched and liked was Hokuto no Ken, because it's manly as fuck, unintentionally hilarious, and it has dope ass voice acting and a sick ost. ATATATATATATATA WAH-TAHHHH. Oh yeah and I have also seen most of the Cowboy Beebop episodes on adult swim, I really like that one too.
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  24. Post #264
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    proch's Avatar
    July 2009
    19,178 Posts
    Well, one can't judge something as a whole. That would be just plain stupid.

    It depends on your taste and opinion. If you like only certain types of Anime, then watch only certain types of Anime. Simple as that.
    But saying everything else is shit is really damn retarded.
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  25. Post #265
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    nightlord's Avatar
    May 2009
    7,397 Posts
    yo i hear this a lot and i'm just gonna lay the smackdown

    i will acknowledge that there are animes~ that are legitimately good like everything from studio ghibli, akira, etc but those shows are by and by large exceptions to the general rule that anime is total shit. you don't look at a category of things and judge it by the few exceptionally high-quality members inside of it, you judge it as a whole. and as a whole, anime is an incredibly creepy, sexually-charged and pedophilic shithouse of cheap animation and childish writing
    No, it's not. That's not how it works. Using that logic you are also saying as a general rule all Movies, TV shows and Cartoons are terrible and it's therefore not worth watching any at all.
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  26. Post #266
    Mr.Ken's Avatar
    December 2010
    365 Posts
    you are also saying as a general rule all Movies, TV shows and Cartoons are terrible and it's therefore not worth watching any at all.
    He never said that
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  27. Post #267
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    proch's Avatar
    July 2009
    19,178 Posts
    He never said that
    Following this logic, he would say that.
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  28. Post #268
    weed 420 - hi mom - games r 4 nerds - i own - $WAG - *tips fedora* - do u lift?
    Elexar's Avatar
    October 2007
    12,382 Posts
    The dislike about anime is purely an opinion, but the 'flak' anime receives is not towards anime but more towards the pursuers and spreaders of it (i.e this thread) - it's great that you turned to like anime and have fun with it, but nobody wants you to shove your newly found love into their noses.

    Following this logic, he would say that.
    Following his logic, he would average each movie and conclude that movies in general are (not) worth watching

    talking about anime, anime in general is ~not~ worth watching
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  29. Post #269
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    July 2007
    6,098 Posts
    I absolutely loved anime when the only things I had been exposed to were films like Ninja Scroll, Ghost in the Shell, Wings of Honneamise, etc, back in the '90s/early '00s. Real, mature films. And I'd watch some Sailor Moon when I'd come home from school for lunch, heh. I was 10 or 12 or something and itt was new and different and neat.

    Then I met a friend of a friend who was completely obsessed with it and he exposed me to the fucked up world of an Otaku or fuckin' weeaboo or whatever. Conventions, blankets, entire walls full of manga and DVD sets and wall scrolls/posters, little figurines on his desk of scantily clad, big busted anime girls who looked barely of age, and anything not anime related was Japanese related, from his clothes to his food to his games. It totally blew my head off because I had no idea there were fat little nerds with cartoon fetishes and obsessions over one small aspect of another country's culture.

    So, I'd say there's nothing inherently wrong with anime, even though there's just as much trash as there is on regular TV these days, but it's the fan base that brings the negative attention and THEY certainly deserve it.
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  30. Post #270
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    1,912 Posts
    Don't worry mate. Hate is words that tells when a flesh of man is confused and not understandning.
    Hate it use for bring down the enemies to the lowest point, there were the hating men can feel honored among themself.
    hate is also used for defence. scared and cold, by drinking the blood of the hate from the enemy will it heat the cold hearted men.

    Only men who see the whole image, are the one who carry the sword of wise, calm and independent.
    While the cold hearted beasts, only carry one thing... Bold taste.
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  31. Post #271
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    May 2009
    7,397 Posts
    The dislike about anime is purely an opinion, but the 'flak' anime receives is not towards anime but more towards the pursuers and spreaders of it (i.e this thread) - it's great that you turned to like anime and have fun with it, but nobody wants you to shove your newly found love into their noses.



    Following his logic, he would average each movie and conclude that movies in general are (not) worth watching

    talking about anime, anime in general is ~not~ worth watching
    How is this thread in any way shoving Anime in peoples faces? I know that disliking Anime is an opinion, which is fine, but people seem to hate all Anime, for no reason at all.
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  32. Post #272
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,297 Posts
    Don't worry mate. Hate is words that tells when a flesh of man is confused and not understandning.
    Hate it use for bring down the enemies to the lowest point, there were the hating men can feel honored among themself.
    hate is also used for defence. scared and cold, by drinking the blood of the hate from the enemy will it heat the cold hearted men.

    Only men who see the whole image, are the one who carry the sword of wise, calm and independent.
    While the cold hearted beasts, only carry one thing... Bold taste.
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  33. Post #273
    CoolKingKaso's Avatar
    March 2010
    5,193 Posts
    Haha, this managed to be worse than the live-action tekken movie.
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  34. Post #274
    BenJammin''s Avatar
    December 2010
    6,434 Posts
    I liked that movie as a kid, didn't realize it was total shit haha.
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  35. Post #275
    Just a Homestuck OC with a massive dick
    Irockz's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,571 Posts
    What about Panty and Stocking? That's an amazing anime that has a simple art style and isn't afraid to go over the top. Hell, the first monster is literally made out of shit.
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  36. Post #276
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    July 2006
    5,835 Posts
    What about Panty and Stocking? That's an amazing anime that has a simple art style and isn't afraid to go over the top. Hell, the first monster is literally made out of shit.
    Panty and Stocking seems pretty childish to me. Not in a suitable for children way, more in a it's incredibly immature and is basically entertaining if you turn your brain off way.
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  37. Post #277
    MKH90's Avatar
    February 2009
    224 Posts
    To answer the question from the thread title; Yes. The general dislike of anime is unwarranted, seeing as it often stems from blind hate towards cookie cutter mainstream shows, misaimed to target the whole medium. Saying that all anime sucks based on a close-minded and narrow look is like dismissing all movies due to watching anything by Uwe Boll. If you've seen several anime and still think they're not your cup of tea, fine, but have a look into things first; If all you've watched are low-quality productions, you will think all anime have subpar animation/voice acting/music/whatever. If all you've watched are cutesy slice-of-life shows, you have a severely limited view on the medium. These are just examples, and I don't feel like coming up with any more of them, you get the idea. Expand those views before criticizing.

    Now, the shit above has been mentioned by several persons before me in better or worse wording and phrasing than mine. Here, however, is my own two cents to the table:

    I'd say some of the dislike from the "non-anime-watching-people" (in lack of a better word [and sleep :P]) towards anime has surfaced when the geekfest cutesy comedy series started popping up a few years ago, along with other series that have too much Japanese cultural references to be ignored. While I, as a self-admitted anime geek, like some of those shows (yes, I like for example Lucky Star, sue me), I can fully understand why the general public sees them as utterly pointless garbage; Because they have no value to the non-geeks.

    I do NOT make the mistake of trying to recommend series that require anime fandom as a prerequisite for enjoyment to newcomers, or even worse, push it in their faces. That would be extremely stupid, and simultaneously it would create a (justified) hater.
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  38. Post #278
    dogfood123's Avatar
    January 2012
    47 Posts
    I have nothing against anime, but is just not my thing. I do not like the animation styles and stories most of the time. The only anime I can think of that I somewhat enjoyed was Afro Samurai.
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  39. Post #279
    HulaDancer's Avatar
    February 2012
    56 Posts
    Everytime someone brings up the subject of Anime, there is alot of hatred or dislike towards it.

    Usuall arguments include:

    - The Word Weeaboo
    Basically, it is mostly the weeaboos(AKA the community)

    Check this out: http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Weeaboos
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  40. Post #280
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    May 2009
    7,397 Posts
    Basically, it is mostly the weeaboos(AKA the community)

    Check this out: http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Weeaboos
    Weeaboos are not the community. They are part of it, but they are not all like that -and EnyclopediaDramatica isn't really a reliable source. Some people being really obsessed with it is not a reason to hate Anime - They aren't going to have an effect on the ones you watch.
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