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Old 12-10-2008, 10:35 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Way I think thats a horrible generalization, not all anime is marketed towards kids, hell Otaku culture is predominately adults.

Most of the anime that comes to the states or wherever you live is only a small portion of it, it's easy to dismiss anime if you've only seen the stuff western culture is most familiar with, like say DBZ or Sailor Moon or Pokemon.

Most of the localized anime is just one of the sub-genres of anime, Shonen. It's marketed towards kids 10-17, it tends to be the "we got to fight" variety of anime. Most of it is crap like Naruto and Yu Gi Oh, but theres some good Shonen too like Bleach and One Piece (though 4Kids butchered the hell out of it with the english dub).

Theres many different varieties of anime. Mecha is probably the second most well known, you have Shojo which is the really girly anime, western influenced anime like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun, gory stuff like Elfen Lied and Beserk and just plain surreal oddball stuff like FLCL. Anime is pretty diverse.

You gotta know where to look, and it's hard, because I won't deny that 90% of Anime fans on the internet are retarded.
Um, yeah, that's a great speech and it would have worked if I didn't have internet access and actually have seen quite a bit of what's out there. I didn't say all anime was marketed towards kids, but most of it is, either kids or freaky otaku's who jerk off on kiddy tit shots. Out of thousands of titles out there there are only a comparative handful that can be taken seriously, and you pretty much named most of them.

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It's just like saying music is for kids because of Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers etc.
No, it's really not. But feel free to prove me wrong and name I dunno, 20 titles that can be watched by (normal) adults and have at least some artistic value.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:40 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Um, yeah, that's a great speech and it would have worked if I didn't have internet access and actually have seen quite a bit of what's out there. I didn't say all anime was marketed towards kids, but most of it is, either kids or freaky otaku's who jerk off on kiddy tit shots. Out of thousands of titles out there there are only a comparative handful that can be taken seriously, and you pretty much named most of them.
Yeah, no, I haven't.

There's a lot of great art in the world of Anime. Seriously, stop basing your opinions on Cartoon Network.
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Why do you need to take entertainment seriously?
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I don't have Cartoon network, asshole.

Well come on then, give me a list of those numerous artistically accomplished titles.
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If you're going to act like that then don't expect much.
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I don't expect much because you're wrong and it's really hard to admit you are...
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Now you're just being a dope.
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Great rebuttal.
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Most anime is geared towards kids, at least from what i noticed.

But that doesn't make me dislike it anymore. It's actually the anime targeted to adults i dislike.

It seems to take itself way to seriously, and uses cliche references to drugs and sex just to make it seem more mature.
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I love most of the adult oriented anime. Like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Samurai Champloo, FLCL and anything by Satoshi Kon and Yoshiaki Kawajiri.

I still like stuff like DBZ for nostalgia purposes, but I dislike most fighting shonen, except Bleach, which is one of my favorite anime shows.
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