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.
That's the definition of REAL unwarranted dislike...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
talking about anime, anime in general is ~not~ worth watching
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.