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    • 10 years 4 months ago
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    @ninja monkey-i agree that the show itself is bad - but i happed to pick up thier CD this winter and its surprisingly good!

    The cover art pays droll homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In
    for Peace, but the music inside is straight Paul McCartney. From the
    bubbling synthesizers and insistent disco rhythms of "Tokyo Nights" to
    the shouty glam-rock swagger of the "Teen Titans Theme," this is
    exactly the kind of giddy Wings-influenced power-pop that producer
    Andy Sturmer once attempted to revive with his own band, Jellyfish.
    Never mind that the most of it is sung in Japanese. With ska beats
    percolating through "K2G" and 12-string Rickenbackers chiming on
    "Sayonara," this serves as the ideal follow-up to Puffy AmiYumi's 2002
    sampler, An Illustrated History.
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      • 10 years 4 months ago
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      I still dislike their music. SO many Japanese artists they could've chosen for to sing the TT opening theme, but they just HAD to go with Puffy bka PuffyAmiYumi in the states.

      They could've tried to get someone like Hayashibara Megumi or Sakamoto Maaya, or Hamasaki Ayumi (*Laughs* Yeah right, she's way too busy) or Utada Hikaru (At least she has an album out here..."bleah" by true fans of her)...

      *Realizes I'm rambling and shuts up*
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        Most of the new cartoons are beyond dumb, my cousins 3yr old gets bored with them. I do however like Jimmy Newtron (at least its original), I love South Park and the original Rugrats, but I absolutely hate Rugrats: AGU, Sponge Bob, and all of the over manufactured Japanese cartoons.
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          dg wrote:
          ok lets see at least i LIKE: cow and chicken ( so crazy thats why) johnny bravo ( not at the start) ed edd and eddy and a FEW more.

          but all u guys who hate TODAYS cartoons just becuz U liked the old shows dont mean that TODAYS KIDS like it. WHY?: becuz the old cartoons is 2 bad tahts all just look at them. if u were a kid nowdays u would have a low % chance 2 like em.

          the reason why u think todays actually is bad: becuz their made for todays kids
          I agree with that. We can't get into them because they aren't aimed towards us, and let's be honest...some of the cartoons we watched was pretty awful or corny or cheesy. lol
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            dg wrote:
            ok lets see at least i LIKE: cow and chicken ( so crazy thats why) johnny bravo ( not at the start) ed edd and eddy and a FEW more.

            but all u guys who hate TODAYS cartoons just becuz U liked the old shows dont mean that TODAYS KIDS like it. WHY?: becuz the old cartoons is 2 bad tahts all just look at them. if u were a kid nowdays u would have a low % chance 2 like em.

            the reason why u think todays actually is bad: becuz their made for todays kids


            First of all, cut the annoying teeny chatspeak! Secondly, I read your final comment and it made me think....maybe the reason we older people liked cartoons back then because we were kids. When we were kids our sense of humor was so...hmmmm....different that almost any cartoon seemed to us so amusing.

            Cartoons may have changed, but so have we. Sometimes even whenever I see an episode of an old favorite cartoon, I don't watch it with as much vigor as I used to. It may bring me some cool memories, but it just doesn't feel like when I was 7. Still, I have to admit that the older cartoons tend to be more creative than most of today's although the latter can't succeed with older (and original) material. I guess most of them have ran out of unique concepts.
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              ninja monkey wrote:
              teen titans is actually a good new show. . .even though it lead to the world's worst pop music band's own cartoon show. that is a STUPID show. . .(hihi puffy ami yumi)


              That's one of the few newer cartoons that I like too! :D
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                I have mixed feelings for newer cartoons. Technically, they are better made than the older ones, but nostalgia obviously affects any decisions I make. I do like Teen Titans, Venture Brothers, and Megas XLR. As for the whole anime arguement, you can't look at the shows made for kids and decide that all anime shows are like that. It's like any other medium, there are so many genres and styles your head would explode if you tried to fathom it all. Granted, there are a lot of thoughtless stupid ones, but I've seen many more thoughtful adult oriented anime shows than shows of the "Saturday morning" variety. Let's take a glance at Fist of the Northstar, insanely violent show, yet the characters regret what they do, and it actually teaches people that violence isn't the right way, because even as the hero punishes the villains, he tries to get them to just walk away and he only fights them because they are destroying peaceful ways of living. Not the best example, but that's the idea. Let's not start a whole cultural stereotyping war here, as it makes the children cry :(
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                  I don't know about todays kids being all that excited over the newer cartoons, if they were than why try to remake or bring back our classics, eg. CareBears, Strawberry Shortcake, TMNT, Gi Joe..... I've noticed a general disinterest with a lot of the new shows, between my friends and family theres probably 10 kids under the age of 8. Each seem to have a favorite of the newer cartoons, just like us, but they won't sit at the tv for hours at a time like I know my brother and I did when we were that young. On the other hand maybe thats a good thing :lol:
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                    geminisummers wrote:
                    I don't know about todays kids being all that excited over the newer cartoons, if they were than why try to remake or bring back our classics, eg. CareBears, Strawberry Shortcake, TMNT, Gi Joe..... I've noticed a general disinterest with a lot of the new shows, between my friends and family theres probably 10 kids under the age of 8. Each seem to have a favorite of the newer cartoons, just like us, but they won't sit at the tv for hours at a time like I know my brother and I did when we were that young. On the other hand maybe thats a good thing :lol:
                    My cousin is 10 now, and I don't think she's into cartoons much at all, but she's "old" for her age anyway.

                    She's the only person I know of that age, though. I know she liked Power Puff Girls, Hello Kitty (when Toon Disney used to show it) Hamtaro (when CN used to show it), Care Bears (when Toon Disney used to show it), Jimmy Neutron (just started getting into it, just like I have), Fairly Oddparents, Spongebob, and that's about all I can think of right off for her. I think she may watch Rugrats AGU because she tells me about some eps. She seems to watch more live-action type shows, like American Idol, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven (those awful shows), etc...

                    I do know this much, she does still enjoy Hamtaro and Hello Kitty (and even threatened me if I do go to Japan some day [yes, she knows of the show being from Japan], to bring her back a lot of Hello Kitty stuff lol). Anyway, her room is decorated with Hello Kitty stuff and Hamtaro toys.
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                      I'm sure that what a child watches depends upon their personality and what they like, just as much as it did in the 80s and early 90s. I have a 7 year old cousin who's room is covered in Digimon, looks sorta like the cartoon exploded in there. Maybe what I'm trying to say is that I think the networks are beginning to realize what a good thing they had going then, and that maybe kids now would like a lot of the same kinds of cartoons, explains the sudden need for Scooby movies doesn't it :lol:
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                        • 10 years 3 months ago
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                        :evil: I really just cant stand the new turtles or he-man, i mean come on they were better as annomation rather than really lame anime.
                        Every time I visit RetroJunkit seems to change. Just glad the people dont.

                        Come on Vertex and Mod Gang, sort out my contributions :lol:
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                          hey its not my fault that im a 13 year old guy from norway who writes 2 fast and dont correct the fails :P


                          :idea: I was 12, not that long ago, when I started to learn English, but I have never written (or typed, in this case) like that. I'm sorry, but I have become kind of a "purist" when it comes to write in proper English. I have to admit that I made errors when I started, but NEVER EVER wrote like that. I personally find it annoying when people write like that.

                          Maybe since English isn't your native language, it's OK now and then, but what better way to learn proper English than actually writing it correctly. Please do not take it the wrong way as I mean no offense. Feel welcome to come over here and share your ideas or comments. :)
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                            I haven't seen afternoon TV in ages...I'm curious, IS there anything like an afternoon or morning cartoon lineup anymore that ISNT aimed at like 8 year olds??

                            Are there GI Joe or Transformers or those types of shows on TV anymore?
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                              You mean on cable, right? Because the only network that still shows cartoons in the afternoon is Kids WB, and PBS Kids if you count it. I remember when our local FOX station stopped showing Fox Kids on January 2002 and replaced it with reruns of "A Different World", a rerun that refuses to dies after four or five years, and "The Nanny"
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                                Fizzyfroglegs wrote:
                                Y'know...I agree that a lot of cartoons such as Ed, Edd, N Eddy could use a little work, but that's no reason to stereotype them all. I grew up in the late 80's and the 90's but I still enjoy cartoons from the 80s as well as many of today.

                                Also, on the subject of Anime, you really can't base your entire opinion of Japanese Animation on what you find on Cartoon Network and the WB. If you bothered to go out into the world and look at all the anime available, you'd find a lot that isn't meaningless dribble surrounding fighting and mystical forces.

                                ^_^ I just had to put in my two cents...*reviewing text* okay...maybe four...heh. I always have and always will love cartoons in many forms. Whether from Japan or America, whether from 1983 or 2003, cartoons are my friend.

                                And now...I'll be done... :lol::oops:


                                Hee, I just registered...btw...the above is my post :mrgreen:
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                                  Actually I just "discovered" Transformers Energon...and while the storylines are clearly aimed at a younger audience than the original shows were, the animation isn't have bad now that they've gotten the whole computer CGI thing down. But other than that, I couldn't find a show that really was aimed at older kids.

                                  I guess they're figuring that older kids today aren't into toys and cartoons, they grow up too fast now. So you go right from Dora The Explorer into Tu-Pac and hardcore rap :P
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                                    Fizzyfroglegs wrote:

                                    Also, on the subject of Anime, you really can't base your entire opinion of Japanese Animation on what you find on Cartoon Network and the WB. If you bothered to go out into the world and look at all the anime available, you'd find a lot that isn't meaningless dribble surrounding fighting and mystical forces.



                                    i TOTAly agree!! :D
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                                      The only problem with alot of Anime is that, like Hollywood Films, they can get stuck in the same old routine with the same characters over and over.

                                      And sometimes the stories are so complex and utterly "Japanese" that the translations don't always work, wether dubbed or subtitled.

                                      I mean, by the mid 1990's, I had grown pretty sick of seeing this same cast of characters in every Anime flick:

                                      1) The Brooding Anti-Hero. He's inflective, he doesn't understand his place in the world, but he kills like a mo-fo. And when he's not out killing (regretably), he's sitting around brooding about killing. Sometimes he has really anime wacky hair.

                                      2) The Silent "is it a guy, is it a girl?" character. The myserious character that nobody really knows. Wether its a police guy, an assasin, a mech-pilot or what have you...every anime seems to have this character. Silent, always lurking, The Japanese obsession with androdgeny is creepy ;)

                                      3) The Fat Guy....comic relief, nuff said

                                      4) The Boss. How can you tell who the boss is? He wears glasses that you can't see through.

                                      5) The over-achieving young protige'......he's spunky, he's brash, he's often getting himself into messes that the anti-hero above has to help with.

                                      6) The girl in the schoolgirl outfit who flashes her panties every 5 minutes. Seriously, WTF? :D

                                      7) The Kid...every anime has to have a kid in it. why!?!?!?

                                      Now granted i"m making a HUGE sweeping generalization here, but you know if you look at Anime from way up high, you can start to paint that picture. I mean, Evangelion was the first anime I'd seen in a long time that sucked me in. But even I really tired of the whiney lead character always stopping to cry about himself, and yet whole episodes seemed to center around his whole internal dilemma conflict...

                                      Normaly I consder that stuff deep and intellectual...until you realize that all he is doing is whining about his problem, he's not actually trying to fix it....bringing up another Japanese stereotype: The love of suffering. The japanese love to make their characters suffer internally.

                                      You can make the same statement about American films too, btw, we have formulas for making them too. I guess I just miss the relative simplicity of a show like Macross, or even Gatchaman.
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                                        They really suck compared to the ones from 15-20 years ago
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                                          SSJ Jup81 wrote:
                                          dg wrote:
                                          ok lets see at least i LIKE: cow and chicken ( so crazy thats why) johnny bravo ( not at the start) ed edd and eddy and a FEW more.

                                          but all u guys who hate TODAYS cartoons just becuz U liked the old shows dont mean that TODAYS KIDS like it. WHY?: becuz the old cartoons is 2 bad tahts all just look at them. if u were a kid nowdays u would have a low % chance 2 like em.

                                          the reason why u think todays actually is bad: becuz their made for todays kids
                                          I agree with that. We can't get into them because they aren't aimed towards us, and let's be honest...some of the cartoons we watched was pretty awful or corny or cheesy. lol


                                          I agree with these statements. But while we're on the subject of mentioning modern cartoons that we like/don't like, I'll throw my two cents in:

                                          shows I like: Ed, Edd, n' Eddy (it doesn't air here anymore, is it still being made?), Johnny Bravo, 6Teen, Jimmy Neutron, Winx Club (I can't believe no one mentioned this show at all in this thread).

                                          shows I don't like: South Park, Spongebob Squarepants

                                          I used to be into anime, but I lost interest in it a few years ago. I just can't be bothered to keep up with it.
                                          I am deranged, but so, so playful!
                                          -SDJJ
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