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  1. Last Sinner
    Yesterday 21:26
    Last Sinner
    Read something today that might explain why I'm feeling a bit disconnected from recent stuff and why so many people are into it.

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    Tweens look for anime because it doesn't insult their intelligence as much as hyper-sanitized American "kids" fare
    Now that part I agree with. That was a big part of what got me into anime and manga.

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    The characters are cool and attractive and inspiring.
    Somewhat....Cool sometimes but not always. Attractive is nice sometimes but not always. Inspiring, when it's suitable. I always felt that anime was also good at creating reverse effects that were qually potent and evocative. That a despicable villian could also be good viewing or seeing someone be different from the norm could also be interesting.

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    Their struggles are familiar, and kids who are starting to mature can relate to their struggles.
    Here's where I begin to differ. I've never felt that. I saw Evangelion in my teens and I never felt that. Since I was a teen, seeing Misato and Asuka was the main attraction and still is. Even back then, I never related to Shinji. Now I've spoken to plenty of people that say they relate to Shinji and the like, so I do acknowledge this as valid. But I don't feel this personally.

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    We don't just watch these characters passively, we self-insert; their adventures become our dreams. And, subconsciously, we reach for the shows that match who we want to be and what we want for ourselves.
    I guess this is a big part of why people enjoy the increasingly escapist nature of anime these days. As for me, I don't self-insert. I've stated before I've rarely liked males in anime and with the few I have, I don't want to be them even if I respect/admire them. And going through that list of my fave titles...they don't match what I want to be or where I wish I was. For me, it's usually shows that challenge my conceptions of people/the world or a way of living that normally wouldn't appeal but is presented in a way that is appealing.

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    Younger fans want to get out and explore the world, be stronger, and get respect (and look good doing it). Older fans want to relive their youth.
    I acknowledge that's what the majority of younger fans want. Never felt it much though - harsh high school times and home life around then showed me such naivete is foolhardy. And on that same token, that dissuades me from wanting to relive my youth. I love being an adult. Most of my friends who are both adults and anime fans certainly aren't reliving their youth. So I call BS on this bit on the more seasoned fans wishing we were young again. The ones I know certainly don't...

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    You can tell a lot about someone's hopes and dreams by what anime they're into.
    The females I know, most of them like Elfen Lied or Higurashi the most. And that is not indicative of who they are or what they aspire to at all....And let's not get started on the males.

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    There are other reasons to love anime, of course, and not every show that everybody loves is a self-insertion fantasy, but... well, cosplay was largely popularized by anime fans.
    Perhaps this is why I'm so lukewarm towards cosplay. I'm not a self-insertion person, so wanting to be a character is not something I feel.


    And I think this perhaps does somewhat explain why my tastes differ so much from the norm/popular stuff of recent anime. The self-insertion/escapist nature of current anime isn't something I buy into.
  2. Last Sinner
    2014-10-23 21:01
    Last Sinner
    It will probably be FSN: UBW and Mushishi for me this season. Maybe also April is a Lie.

    Have been catching up on 2014 over the last week. So far it's between Ao Haru Ride and Mushishi S2 for my fave 2014 title. Sakura Trick and One Week Friends also did well for me.

    Sailor Moon Crystal has been rather underwhelming - I don't see where the justification for this remake is. Sword Art Online 2 - all the perks and frustrations one expects from SAO and Kawahara. Persona 4: Golden - while it is nice to see Marie and Kana Hanazawa get to appear, an even bigger super-compression that the first adaptation was....and the art still being off....just not on...

    The painful letdown for me this year is Barakamon. Lot of people I knew liked it and said it was a lot like Usagi Drop. I can 'somewhat' see the connection...but while Usagi Drop was calming, cheeky and pleasant, Barakamon is rather toxic for me - makes me angry in a way that hasn't happened to me since....Anohana, I think.

    So at the very least, 2014 was a better year for anime for me than 2013 was, but not by much.
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  4. Last Sinner
    2014-10-23 03:20
    Last Sinner
    Condolences for the attack that went down in Ottawa today. Hope the spirit and goodwill of Canada perseveres.
  5. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-10-21 02:00
    0utf0xZer0
    Re: Zankyou no Terror and Death Note - it's not just Konakaga, I got a similar... 'vibe" from them if you will as well.

    Also, I'm normally nowhere near as big a yuri fan as you but I totally dig this pic:
    http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.p...st_id=43168292
  6. Konakaga
    2014-10-21 00:42
    Konakaga
    Quote:
    There hasn't been anything quite like Death Note since Death Note (at least to the best of my knowledge)
    I am not sure this comment is valid, now, as Zankyou no Terror from last season was the most Death Note-like-anime I've probably ever seen . Though still bit different from, of course.
  7. Kirito
    2014-10-20 15:38
    Kirito
    Nice to see a pleasant but rare visit from you, Triple R. It's not problem dude I just got a new signature and since I did, I wanted to pay a visit to said thread in question. And as both fellow Magical Girl and Idol enthusiast, I really enjoyed commenting and giving a fair and honest rating on your avatar. Honoka's cool but Umi-sama is for my heart, eyes and ears only.

    I noticed that you changed your fanfic thread and it's a Love Live one now. I will give you a comment on it, but the past year...my god but I'll be staying with some "friends" for the time being so I can give you a review on it. Just give me still the end of this week.

    Sorry for the semi-long post. It's great to hear from you, and so until your next wall visit or PM etc. Until then!
  8. Last Sinner
    2014-10-19 11:00
    Last Sinner
    Find it rather ironic people in that Mary Sue/Gary Stu thread only want to argue about Mahouka with the odd mention of SAO. I find it hard to believe that people aren't discussing Attack on Titan as being the most blatant example of that character type being successful via Levi and Mikasa.
  9. Last Sinner
  10. ganbaru
    2014-10-18 22:13
    ganbaru
    I would suggest a darker red or a light orange for your border.

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    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
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    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
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    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    Glasslip
    SAO II
    Aldnoah.Zero
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Locodol
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


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    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Steins;Gate
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Hyouka
    Tari Tari
    K-On!!


    3rd Tier
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    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Fate/Zero
    Psycho-Pass
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Tamayura
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