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    I'm sorry to all the people who LOVE anime, but everytime I try to get into it, I can't stand it. And the original Pokemon series from the 90's I don't think counts as anime, but I just don't get it. What's the appeal? Even some "retro" anime shows I hate. Can somebody who loves anime tell me the appeal of characters with weird eyes screaming stuff and shit? Thanks and please don't kill me.
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      I hate any kind of animé that's, you know, really hardcore in-your-face giant robots and over exaggerated expressions animé. There are very few I like, but the thing is, the shows I do like are the ones that actually stand out from the piles and piles of repetitive crap. Generally, those ones are so good that I never really get tired of them.

      People who obsess over animé and think it's infinitely superior to any other form of animation you should certainly avoid. I honestly don't get the appeal of just all Japanese cartoons in general. Most of it's the same thing over and over taking some new theme and setting, hell I've seen plenty of individual shows that are less redundant than multiple animés put together. To each their own, I guess.
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        There is very little anime that's any good. The "action lines" in the background are retarded and i hate it when their mouths only have two positions, closed and a perfect large 'O'.

        Example of decent anime:

        Ninja Scroll

        Example of shit anime:

        Naruto
        Sailor Moon
        Pokemon
        Dragonball Z
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          I hate anime also. Whenever toonami came on, I'd always change to nickelodeon, I also hate anime fanboys, they're just weird and ugly looking. Someone made a video on youtube saying that cartoon network was shitty from the start and that anime is way better.
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            NintendoPower wrote:
            . Can somebody who loves anime tell me the appeal of characters with weird eyes screaming stuff and shit? .


            Not all anime characters are like that.
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              The appeal is that it offers a lot more violence,action,swearing, and drama than the average TV american cartoon. As well as beautiful character designs, music and sometimes nudity, along with an episodic continuity that is almost endless.

              The one thing it can never have though, is America's humor but still manages to make us giggle.

              Sometimes I would recommend the shows on adult swim, but I would also recommend some on demand and online. not sure what youre into though
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                knuclear200x wrote:
                The appeal is that it offers a lot more violence,action,swearing, and drama than the average TV american cartoon. As well as beautiful character designs, music and sometimes nudity, along with an episodic continuity that is almost endless.
                All at the cost of completely repetitive plot lines and at times making no fucking sense. If you've seen one token animé, you've probably seen them all.
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                  Mezase_Master wrote:
                  knuclear200x wrote:
                  The appeal is that it offers a lot more violence,action,swearing, and drama than the average TV american cartoon. As well as beautiful character designs, music and sometimes nudity, along with an episodic continuity that is almost endless.
                  All at the cost of completely repetitive plot lines and at times making no fucking sense. If you've seen one token animé, you've probably seen them all.


                  respective examples: Pokemon and Lucky * Star
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                    I started to get less into anime since July of last year, but I'm still into some of the old retro anime like Project A-ko, Dirty Pair, etc.

                    I RARELY like any anime shows today. Some look okay, but I want to resist going through a "anime craze". Only shows I like are FullMetal Alchemist, and probably another title I forgot.

                    But what I am sick of are people talking Japanese and taking classes either to watch unsubtitled anime or there love for the 'super-awesome' counrty Japan.
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                      Those weeaboos can love Japan all they want, but they shouldn't expect Japan to automatically love them back.
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                          knuclear200x wrote:
                          Mezase_Master wrote:
                          knuclear200x wrote:
                          The appeal is that it offers a lot more violence,action,swearing, and drama than the average TV american cartoon. As well as beautiful character designs, music and sometimes nudity, along with an episodic continuity that is almost endless.
                          All at the cost of completely repetitive plot lines and at times making no fucking sense. If you've seen one token animé, you've probably seen them all.


                          respective examples: Pokemon and Lucky * Star
                          Actually, Pokémon is one of the more original ones (compare it to most other shows since I know you watch a shitload of animé), and although I've never seen (nor do I intend to see) Lucky Star, I think that only really gives you an idea of every stupid girl animé.
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                            I do not like or care for anime, but thats just my opinion!
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                              the only anime i really like is fruits basket, ranma 1/2, inuyasha, gundam wing, gundam seed, and fruits basket. dragonball z got old after the whole cell saga, so i got out of it since then
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                                It depends on the series. I think the main appeal to anime is that there's so much variety. I don't care for shows in general that deal with giant robots, so shows like Voltron wouldn't appeal to me, and most of the Gundam series. Some people like drama-series, stuff like Fruits Basket would probably appeal to them. Some people like screwed up humor, shows like Excel Saga would probably appeal to them.

                                It just totally depends on the series and the genre. Anyone who says they "hate anime", and yet, have watched series and liked them (like say the stuff Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. used to show back in the 80s), are nothing buy hypocrites.

                                Glad animation isn't a big deal to me. I was watching "anime" WAAAAAAAY before I even knew what "anime" was.
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                                  I agree that plots are overused in anime, but there is the odd ones that I like like Dragonball (I prefer it over Dragonball Z becasue unlike DBZ, it's not full of repetetive fighting scenes, and actually has alot of witty humour) Ranma 1/2 ( the plot is original, has main characters that have thier unique personality quirks, and the series has very complex love triangles) and FLCL( though very random, has not only japanese humour but several comical references to american pop culture) and I have to say that Pokemon, though original when it came out, is now very repetetive, every episode goes like this; Ash and his friends find a pokemon they haven't seen yet and try to catch but run into quarrels with a rival trainer, which is always usually broken up when team rocket attempt to steal the rival trainer's pokemon, and if there is no rival trainer or friend in that episode they would be attempting to steal pikachu, they would then get pwned by Ash and his friends, and pikachu would always shock them, and, for some weird reason, the electricity would cause them to explode and blast off, rinse and repeat.
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                                    I find it amusing how long some of the post are. Some people really link Anime and i see nothing wrong with it. I personally find most Anime to be on the weired side.
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                                      I notice when it comes to anime these days all the Shonen stuff seems to be in the spotlight, Not saying thats a bad thing some of it is good but there are other genre's to anime then just shonen.
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                                        And just because it has sex, cursing, and/or blood doesn't automatically make it good. Actually, the same can be said for any other form of entertainment.
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                                          naruto_fanatic wrote:
                                          this thread sucks


                                          Shut up fan boy.
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