I personally find it a bit odd, but also (some of it) quite amusing. If people like anime, let them like it!
Anime is fine all within itself, but I think that it's those rabid fans who only watch anime that give it a bad name.
first off, I'm an asian that doesn't particularly like anime/manga, however I'm fine, sometimes curious when white people read it.
however, there is thing that make me think "ew" when looking at other people reading it
japanese characters in certain scenes when the rest of the thing is in english
Anime isn't terrible in some cases. I genuinely enjoyed Gurren Lagann. As for the ~moe~ genre, I'm definitely not a fan.
It's just like anything else - you enjoy what you enjoy, you don't have to look at what you don't.
Compared to american animation animes art style tend to stay the same. Its true that art styles change but most keep the same. I'm not hating on anime i'm just saying.
Though I can't stand most current anime (2008-11) because the medium seems to be stuck at this one point (All characters feeling unrealistic and the same, anime being more girly and less manly, all about highschool, ect). Its kind of like when the gaming industry only made cod clones and since I don't like cod I just have to wait until they move somewhere else.
It's not that I hate anime
It's that I hate the fan base which kills it somewhat in my opinion
cause it's weird
Anime is terrible if it's that kawaii desu~~~ shit.
But other anime like Ghost in the Shell, Dragon Ball & Z, as well as anything by Hayao Miyazak (the only real examples I can think of) is generally pretty good; to me atleast.
While we're on Bleach (were we even on Bleach? eh) I want to say it has one of the best soundtracks in anime I've ever heard. Though it's overused as FUUUCK
I would say best sound track in anime history would have to go to gurren lagann (panty and stocking would definitely be on the list).
From my perspective (Which may be narrow). I'm not saying its bad at all.
I dislike it for multiple reasons
-The art style, and just the art itself. It feels ridiculous. I don't like the way it looks either.
-Exaggerations in emotion (facial expressions, etc.) Its really silly and weird. I can't take it. Other people can though but not me.
-The culture influence. It feels inspired by Asian cultures too much. I can't relate to some themes.
-The story/plot can be just ridiculous in general. Characters can be so random.
-The voice acting can be really bad from what I've seen. I'm sure this isn't true with other anime.
To sum up I just think its too silly, random and absurd. I can't enjoy it but if other people can then I suppose its good for them.
Not all (even though most) are like that. An example I guess would be kaiji or deathnote.
Personally, I thought Death Note was alright until all of the emo and goth people found out about it and essentially abused it.
I think the thing that bothers me are the quiet asian kids who get facebook and their profile pictures are anime.
The Anime Adaptation of "Supernatural" wasn't bad, but then again it was an Adaptation of a western TV show, so it really doesn't count.
I thought Code Geas was a great Anime as well, the First season anyways, 2nd was not as good.
And Future Diaries, but again its all about the individual persons tastes.
In general I dislike anime, although there have been a few series that I've thoroughly enjoyed like Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist. In my opinion, anime is plagued with a lot of crap, but if you sift through it you might find something good.
yeah well you be the judge
Umm, that's fanart.
And Mari doesn't really count because she is from the Rebuild movies.
You can bash it all you want but really it's just part of their culture. Many other foreign countries may look at our movies and say the same thing. For example, almost all american movies have happy endings.
If you don't care for Anime, then there's no need to debate it.
I think there's nothing wrong with anime itself, but the fans are horrible. I've yet to find someone who is both a fan of anime and capable of not making an ass of themselves, and I have no idea why these two have to be mutually exclusive. My friends have found the same, so if I had to guess, a lot of the hatred for it comes from the serious lack of maturity in the fans.
Just like MLP the fanbase gives anime a bad name
In case you're wondering, two of them were autistic, three wore cat ears, and five or so spouted nothing but Kawaii~~~ shit out of their mouths. I never went back.
I'm wondering, what exactly IS "kawaii~~~" anyway? And don't give me that whole "kawaii desu desu uguu ^_^" crap, that's excessive generalization, I want to know what it really is and how to identify it.
I remember my highschool anime club being cool until the weaboos and cod kiddies ruined it. As soon as the girl with the badly made cat ears and tail came in I knew it was over. The anime club got shut down because some neck beard got angry that we wouldn't let him grope (hug) the girls after they told him to stop and told the teacher that we didn't have an adviser.