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#1 - snowshark (08/28/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Source: youtu.be/-2lVi-SeIx0   
   
Okay, real-talk time:    
   
Anime is going through the same phase that T.V. is going through. T.V. is dying kicking and screaming, crying out for the last desperate scraps of attention from the fecund reality-t.v. audience, the last real audience of T.V. They're all that's left for the most part.    
   
This happened because of the internet. The internet consumed a generation. It took them away from their televisions to the point where I don't think I even know anyone my age who still sits down to watch theirs outside of having something on whilst eating tea. It's an absurd state of affairs whereby all those who crave quality have been chased out of the market by the swathe of crap and have retreated online to where far higher quality (if lower budget) entertainment can be found for free.    
   
This has resulted in a resurgence of quality Television that has garnered attention now because it is a novelty. Quality exists in the medium again, if only in small doses, because it is the only weapon the industry has to earn back the viewers that left in the wave of dreck they flooded over us.    
   
Anime is suffering similarly, however anime recoup their investments mostly through merchandising which is very different to how reality T.V. works. Reality T.V. got everywhere because it makes a 						********					 of money for relatively low costs but even the otaku-pandering anime still cost a bundle. Hence it makes sense to pander to the audience that is willing to shell out the money, the otaku. Because of this Otaku have overwhelmed the anime landscape with safe, middle-of-the-road junk.    
   
However, that's never going to change unless, as mentioned in the video, the people who 'want' quality programming are willing to pay for it, often up-front before it is made via kickstarter. Both anime and T.V. are saturated with dreck but T.V. is finding a way to cope, Anime is struggling with that and will continue to do so until the fans become profitable to market to.
Source: youtu.be/-2lVi-SeIx0

Okay, real-talk time:

Anime is going through the same phase that T.V. is going through. T.V. is dying kicking and screaming, crying out for the last desperate scraps of attention from the fecund reality-t.v. audience, the last real audience of T.V. They're all that's left for the most part.

This happened because of the internet. The internet consumed a generation. It took them away from their televisions to the point where I don't think I even know anyone my age who still sits down to watch theirs outside of having something on whilst eating tea. It's an absurd state of affairs whereby all those who crave quality have been chased out of the market by the swathe of crap and have retreated online to where far higher quality (if lower budget) entertainment can be found for free.

This has resulted in a resurgence of quality Television that has garnered attention now because it is a novelty. Quality exists in the medium again, if only in small doses, because it is the only weapon the industry has to earn back the viewers that left in the wave of dreck they flooded over us.

Anime is suffering similarly, however anime recoup their investments mostly through merchandising which is very different to how reality T.V. works. Reality T.V. got everywhere because it makes a ******** of money for relatively low costs but even the otaku-pandering anime still cost a bundle. Hence it makes sense to pander to the audience that is willing to shell out the money, the otaku. Because of this Otaku have overwhelmed the anime landscape with safe, middle-of-the-road junk.

However, that's never going to change unless, as mentioned in the video, the people who 'want' quality programming are willing to pay for it, often up-front before it is made via kickstarter. Both anime and T.V. are saturated with dreck but T.V. is finding a way to cope, Anime is struggling with that and will continue to do so until the fans become profitable to market to.
#32 - Ihazfunkitty (08/29/2014) [+] (4 replies)
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User avatar #6 - gamerjjl (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Less k-on more bebop
User avatar #4 - evanthebrony (08/28/2014) [+] (5 replies)
whats the beat, i cant think of the name of this eminem song
#43 - mr skeltal (08/29/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Naruto Shippuden. That's my **** . IT has everything a good anime should have. Character development, story, action, comedy, feels, plot (and not the ass and tits kind, no fan service here thankfully), but yet so many people hate on it for no god damn reason...
#55 to #43 - ragetitan ONLINE (08/29/2014) [-]
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#29 - mr skeltal (08/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Story time:
while in english class the teacher asked us where we wanted to go on vacation if we could pick any destination.
2 (muslim (?)) girls are like: japan cuz thats where anime is made.
teacher is like: wtf is that
one of the girls: you know!... anime! those big dolls..

i think i died a little that day
User avatar #26 - resetbutton (08/29/2014) [+] (5 replies)
This is just my personal take on all of this, and by no means fact. Almost all anime now just doesn't appeal to me anymore, it's all gone too generic, or at least most of it. Every anime has to have a romantic subplot, and half the time they turn into a harem. Action and adventure animes have suffered the most from this. Most fall into a trap where they try to develop two plots, one being romantic, and several characters at the same time, all within 12 episodes in hopes of catching enough followers to get a second season all while providing enough fan service so people don't complain. They try to do too much at once, and end up with an inconsistent plot line and underdeveloped characters I dont give a **** about. It's not to say that this trend just started, it's always been there, it's just grown a lot recently.

Maybe it's a personal problem, but I just don't care much for fan service infested animes. Don't even get me started on the self-titled "dark animes", thats for another rant. I'm sure I'm biased. I grew up watching dragon ball, DBZ, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter X Hunter(new one was better btw), cowboy bebop, trigun(manga was better, didn't know that for a long time), and then I grew into modern stuff Full Metal Alchemist(new one was way better too).

Even stuff like SAO got me really excited, up until it started going into the romance too much. It's like yeah awesome action.. wait whats going on.. he wants to **** her, and her, he's with that other girl though, is he into lolis now. Ok gratuitous ass shots...ok.. what the **** are they going to settle down and have a family, jesus christ.

tl;dr
I'm not a romance guy, I don't enjoy newer stuff because they cater too much to romance buffs with a passion for fan service. It's hard to find good anime nowadays.
#64 - mr skeltal (08/29/2014) [+] (3 replies)
why doesnt he just watch sasuke sama??
User avatar #66 to #64 - jmmora (08/29/2014) [-]
i think you forgot to log in uchihalover
#47 - corsairjoshua (08/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I like generic rom-coms. Sorry everyone
I like generic rom-coms. Sorry everyone
#73 to #47 - shadowedge (08/29/2014) [-]
I honestly really enjoy generic, cookie-cutter anime rom-coms. I guess I am just a simple person
I honestly really enjoy generic, cookie-cutter anime rom-coms. I guess I am just a simple person
User avatar #42 - alekshm (08/29/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I'm currently watching Hunter X Hunter 2011, **** is mad cash yo
#41 - megayoming (08/29/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Keked
User avatar #60 - crone (08/29/2014) [-]
Source for anyone interested in more from this dude:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2lVi-SeIx0&list=UUcAvljdM2NMdMYq_pvT9pBw
User avatar #50 - mrevitcartta (08/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I need more of this. The dude wasnt half bad
User avatar #46 - Gellfling (08/29/2014) [-]
i love all the animys and mangos
#35 - cherubium (08/29/2014) [-]
for every good anime you get 200 ****** moe animes which ******* sucks.
#31 - dogziller ONLINE (08/29/2014) [-]
i like just fun anime without lots of exposition, so most hardcore anime bores me. i like robots, funny comedy, and action. maybe im part of it, because i don't get into a show heavily, but i know what i like at least. its kiddy **** . really. hope i don't get red thumbs for not being hardcore anime fan
#16 - qwertywtf (08/29/2014) [+] (3 replies)
What's the anime playing at the end of the video?
#27 to #18 - nopefarther ONLINE (08/29/2014) [-]
Says at the end its called Under the Dog, link to kick starter page:   
   
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/under-the-dog
Says at the end its called Under the Dog, link to kick starter page:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/under-the-dog
#19 - maguitox (08/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
"Don't care much for Type-Moon, but love the anime of Ufotable"   
   
THE HERESY!!!
"Don't care much for Type-Moon, but love the anime of Ufotable"

THE HERESY!!!
#3 - mr skeltal (08/28/2014) [-]
So true .
Way too much "Moei" am i spelling that right? ,hang on i'll Google it."Moe" **** in todays anime.
If i see that 70% of the main characters are little girls in sailor suits, then i will not watch an anime.
User avatar #2 - lastweek (08/28/2014) [-]
At least 90% of everything is absolute **** , why would that not apply to anime? (still, some things that are bad could have been good if it was centered around the story and not boobs)
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