Anime and Manga
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April 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm #61329
My friend once made me watch – Urotsukidōji
All i can say is WTF!!! Seriously… WTF?
I own the Ninja Scroll series box-set. And i watched some of the original FoTNS, didn't think much of “New FoTNS”. Watched a little of – Avatar: The Legend Of Aang.April 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm #61336W4RG34R3D_SN1P3RMember
Personally, Anime and Manga is the shit that made many of our childhood 90's show run to the ground. Turn on some of todays popular cartoon channels and a large percent of the shows are based around characters with strangely sharp noses long eyes. Screw that.April 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm #61338
@ W4R – That's prob. true but however much you may dislike programmes like “pokémon” (I doubt you do because of your avatar) or “yu gi oh” etc., i would say they often have a deeper storytelling element to “western style” cartoons like say – Talespin (using char. from the, at the time, popular jungle book or Ren and stimpy (straight up slapstick). That “magical” world from Poke for example captivates the minds of children more. An almost never ending world with no limits; Too unreal in the first place ever to be over the top.
Also the late 80' early 90' wasn't infected with the super PC, health and safety mad world of the 2000's… “Those” who choose what's best for us now don't want our children (hypothetically – I don't have kids) to watch Jerry smash Tom in the face with a pan, or set Tom's tail on fire… Or the Loonytunes blowing each other up TNT etc. Because it might invoke violence or similar twaddle. So with all British cartoon's at least (I'm UK based so can't comment on anywhere else) having to water down the “violence” and turning into plot's stupid pointless “moral messages” – The fantasy world of imaginary creatures battling each other appeals to kids due to the action/violence, gets the OK from the censors because the action/violence is over the top and doesn't include “real world” effects/items/locations and has more spin-off/merchandising opportunities than you could shake a golden stick covered in money at…
The UK (at least) turning super PC, health and safety mad, and ever changing world have spoiled cartoons… Manga's cashed in on it that's all… IMOApril 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm #61341I773D33MABL3Member
While I think Doc-B covered one of the biggest reasons modern cartoons are user-friendly mush or anime look-alikes, you also have to take into account the power of trends and band-wagons.
Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh were such commercial successes that it was inevitable that other cartoon studios were going to try and copy their style and spread the wealth. Production companies have to work to whatever the publishers want. And like our own world of games they, more often than not, just want the safe bet.
Movies have gone the same way. After the Pixar revolution, traditionally animated films disappeared in the west. CG took over.April 26, 2010 at 2:55 am #61351czesionyoMember
Aside of that we have to notice that Anime and Manga in Japan is not for kids only. A lot of it is for teenagers and adults.
Here in Poland any type of cartoons is immediately put under “for kids” category. Aside of that every time I mention anime I hear – Pokemon/Sailor Moon/DragoBall. People do not realise that there is more to Anime then that :(. I pity them :P.July 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm #63201NinjacatMember
Just thought I'd bump this to see if any one cared;
Just started Katekyo Hitman Reborn. It's absolutely amazing!July 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm #63207
Just bought the Afro Samurai Box Set… It's pretty slick.
Up there with Ninja Scroll if you ask me… Totally diff. style to say which is best, but i saw the game ago and really liked the demo on PSN. The ONLY thing that stopped me buying the game was no trophy support
Really goodJuly 8, 2010 at 4:21 am #63507I773D33MABL3Member
I had the same issue with the Afro game. It was bought for me but I just never got into it.
The series is quality though. It's short and concise with bucket-loads of violence. I know a lot of people complain about the western approach and the very straight forward and un-anime plot but I like throwing on something that I can just enjoy watching without having to tax my brain.July 13, 2010 at 5:09 am #63748W4RG34R3D_SN1P3RMember
Does Hentai count?July 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm #63767One-Wnged_AngelMember
Does Hentai count?
Oh you poor wanker…
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