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#206172 - aiiray (09/09/2012) [-]
I think anime post-2000 is more interesting to watch. Looking back, some of my favorite anime came from the pre-2000 era, but some of it kinda sucked. I mean, Cardcaptor Sakura was my favorite as a child, but after I rewatched it, it wasn't the same. I think nostalgia for nostalgia's sake clouds our judgement of anime.

I'm not saying there aren't sucky anime today, because good-god, there are, but not everything pre-2000 was god-tier stuff. A lot of it is meh.

I think since anime has grown to a status of pseudo-acceptance, it allows more diversity and room for it to grow and have more depth to its meaning and existence, allowing wider audiences to watch and enjoy it.

The fact that it is culturally more accepted than ten-fifteen years ago means that something has changed for the better.

All points considered, I believe that post-2000 has allowed a further development of anime to not just being another genre of television, but an art of its own.
User avatar #206267 to #206172 - boyddamilkman (09/09/2012) [-]
While I would agree with you, I do not think it is accurate to compare pre-2000 to post 2000. In the nineties anime was still coming out of its infancy stages because while anime had existed since the seventies there were only a select few that could be considered "classics". It was not until the nineties, or to be more precise the late nineties that anime really started to shine. In this sense you are really comparing a few select classics from the nineties to the hundreds of anime in the post-2000 time frame.

I think a more accurate description would be anime in the past five years, and those that were made before then as in that short time-frame many changes occurred in those years. The first would be the increased amount of anime. If you look back to the early 2000s you will notice that the amount of anime was far fewer than that of today. It is very easy to look at this and say that there are fewer series that could be considered great. However anime in the past five years are produced in far greater numbers with dozens of anime coming out each season.

I feel that the ratio from bad to good anime is about equal in these two time frames. I also feel that those that are good are good for different reasons. anime that were not created in the past five years feel more experimental, meaning that there are more that I would describe as "something I have never seen before". However, in the past five years I feel that anime has simply become cleaner, it feels that more series simply feel smoother around the edges. That does not mean that one is really better or worse, it just means that they are different types of anime, that can be enjoyed by different types of people.
#206287 to #206267 - aiiray (09/09/2012) [-]
One of my main points is saying that anime has indeed grown, which I think is a good thing since it reaches out to a broader audience.

I agree with you about the time frame, I just thought it would be an easier explanation to to define the eras in a broader sense. I tend to ramble, so I was afraid I would get too off-topic if I separated the post-2000 into two different eras of anime.
User avatar #206206 to #206172 - tacticallinkage (09/09/2012) [-]
That's a pretty enlightened statement.
#206215 to #206206 - aiiray (09/09/2012) [-]
Thanks, buddy.

u stalkin' me?
#206222 to #206215 - tacticallinkage (09/09/2012) [-]
I will not admit or deny that.
I will not admit or deny that.
#206203 to #206172 - greenlanternman (09/09/2012) [-]
I agree, but Cowboy Bebop is arguably the best pre-2000 anime and my fav anime of all time.
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#206213 to #206195 - aiiray (09/09/2012) [-]
Tl;dr:    
   
Anime pre-2000 = good, can be over nostalgia'd   
   
Anime post-2000 = good
Tl;dr:

Anime pre-2000 = good, can be over nostalgia'd

Anime post-2000 = good
User avatar #206199 to #206195 - guiltypeanuts (09/09/2012) [-]
Too bad. It was insightful.
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