My 'woudln't it be cool' tends to be more along the lines of:
1. Satoshi Kon and Bill Hicks still being alive and teaming up with Thom Yorke to create an animated version of a Radiohead concert with Bill doing comedy relief in between songs.
2. Winning the lottery and using part of it to acquire Monster, Kaiji, Minami-ke S1, Cutie Honey and Kimagure Orange Road then give the rights to Siren Visual free of charge.
3. Utilising Catherine's mindflocking appeal to subvert the male gender in general to wipe out sexual violence while also using her to subvert the female gender into wearing less perfume and wearing jeans more.
4. A League of Legends live-action team of Miss Fortune, Riven, Ahri, Morgana and Irelia (with Lulu as the honorary mascot and super sub 6th) taking out terrorist organisations.
5. Adelaide turning into something like Neo Venezia and the cuisine capital of the universe.
I probably should clarify what I meant by "It would be nice if KyoAni..."
I didn't mean it in a "They really should do this, and if they don't, there's something wrong with them." sorta of way.
I meant it in a sorta whimsical "Wouldn't it be cool if KyoAni did this sort of show? You know, kind of like 'wouldn't it be cool if I won a million dollars?' " sort of way.
I don't actually expect KyoAni to do something like Ga-Rei Zero, and I won't be disappointed if they don't. I just think it would be kind of cool if they did, just like it would be kind of cool if I won a million dollars.
Hmmm...I was thinking that your mood had gone up. Then I saw the KyoAni thread. Guess not as much as I thought. I get where you're coming from with what you said there, but that's kind of looking in the wrong place for allies. This is a pragmatic industry, not an idealistic one. And KyoAni are about as pragmatic as they come.
If you're looking for a moe fan that is somewhat outside the box, someone I know locally si doing a moe panel in July at the annual convention in our parts. He's a fair thinker despite his moe fandom and he managed to get VA Cassandra Dee to be a guest speaker at his panel. That might be the kind of conversation/person you're looking for. If so, his blog is kiddtic.wordpress.org
Calm acceptance doesn't solve everything. Trust me, I tried it. Neither does getting worked up over what the ever-bizzare world of anime fandom within Japan. You can't affect what they do and they operate on a completely different set of rules, values, like sand dislikes to you, so you really shouldn't let it get to you too much.
You happen to have a Steam account? It's how I chat to most of my friends these days. I hear you use AIM, I ain't on that.
Other things I would recommend are:
1. Watch some older shows. There are merits to them.
2. Avoid places/threads with biased discussion and just watch a show for itself and without having other people influence you too much. Worrying too much about what others think will unravel your own opinions and values somewhat.
3. Read more doujinshi. Not the typical junk or the violent ones. The honest ones, the cute ones, the sexy ones, the kinky within reason ones, the creative ones. You'd be amazed about what people think of but you never see because it's not sought after by enough people.
4. Play Catherine. We're in the seinen age bracket. Catherine pitches to us, is awesome (as is Katherine), is wacky in a good way, is hot and does something quite unique in terms of mixing themes, morality and gameplay. Music is killer too.
5. Walk it off. Walks help. I take one every lunchtime break no matter how I feel.
But yeah, chat to me man. I hope you have Steam. >< Doesn't cost anything to have an account. We'll get along, be open and understanding and have fun. All good, mate.
And thanks about the avatar. I'm rather taken in by Catherine these days. Also helps that Miyuki Sawashiro voices her.
Maybe you're confusing Guilty Crown with Aquarion EVOL? Kawamori may well hate humanity given how he ended Genesis of Aquarion... And Kawamori Directs that show while Okada writes for it.
Anyway, if you really mean Aquarion EVOL, I'm the last person to defend the writing of that show, lol. I've been highly critical of it myself. I have to admit that my main reasons for liking EVOL is just pure spectacle and "for the lolz".
Okay, need you to explain me something about Guilty Crown. I read a couple of reviews about the full series. Both of them detail that the show was made by a director with an extreme hatred of humanity and contains an extreme amount of hatred towards humanity, with befittingly hapless people in the leads, made palatable by service/love triangle antics which made the series somewhat absurd but is why it sold.
So...is that an accurate summation? Was the point of the show merely 'humanity sucks for reasons A-Z? Seriously, that kind of point has been done to death by Miyazaki alone. And there are better examples of humanity's negatives within grim settings that are offset by the good qualities within humanity and why we're worth it. Really don't see what was unique about this show.
I admit it is funny how something that's so mundane (a semantic debate over "shounen") has so impassioned me.
Really, it has more to do with what I saw happen to "Slice of Life" and "moe" than with "shounen" itself. I just think that good fan-words/terms are getting kind of ruined, and that's not good for a fandom. It would be like if the term "smark" didn't have an uniform meaning amongst online pro wrestling fans. Last I checked, it does have that meaning, thankfully.