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I don't think there's an anime rant thread, is there?

I think there are quite a few things which have improved quite a bit (such as obviously quality of illustration or a much more elaborate spectrum of different anime). But is there anything you dislike about current anime or generally the anime industry nowadays?

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I agree with so much you've said 😂 But most of all with this

3 minutes ago, Ohiotaku said:

Ridiculously long awkward sounding titles: not just talking about the english translation either. Increasingly some sort of abbreviation or nickname is almost a necessity.

What the heck is up with that? I noticed it only a few years ago but now there are a bunch of titles which basically are sentences.

I'd add one, but I am not sure if it is only applies to current anime. That is, that the intro and outro of so many titles just seems like every other one. Don't get me wrong, there are a couple that stand out, but overall the majority is just too similar. Can't say if this has always been a thing though!

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Everything @Ohiotaku mentioned and more. I'm probably sounding like a scrooge here but I just really hate intro/outro. I could tolerate it maybe at the beginning and end of a season, but every episode? Just no. I skip it 100% of the time because they're almost always full of their own tropes and terrible music. A 22 minute run-time for an 18 minute anime. 

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On ‎12‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 1:44 PM, Ohiotaku said:

Too many isekai titles: While there are a number that I enjoy, there are just too many and increasingly the way they try to differentiate themselves just feel like tacked on gimmicks. Even the ones that try to parody the genre feel generic sometimes.

Too many OP MCs: Sorry, but when the MC can take out a major boss or an entire army without even trying, it gets old real fast.

Rificulously long awkward sounding titles: not just talking about the english translation either. Increasingly some sort of abbreviation or nickname is almost a necessity.

Ohio pretty much said most of it right here.  Isekai is fun, but most of it now is starting to look like copycat stuff to me.  Isekai's been around forever but not every anime needs to be one!  In fact, I think that a resurgence of Space Opera is long overdue, if I do say so myself.  No bias here at all.  🤥

 

And the Over-Powered MCs....they're just boring.  If they have no flaws, how can they develop at all?  They're stagnant, dull characters.  Really, the writers could do better.

 

And the ridiculoudly long awkward titles like....  "The Main Character is Over Powered But Blah blah blah blah blah."  This just screams laziness to me.  If the author is too lazy to come up with a real title (like anything really is better than that!), then truth be told I'm going to be too lazy to bother watching it.  That crap doesn't intrigue me.  It just tells me that the author lacks creativity and therefore the plot will likely be intolerably boring.

 

And...I've said it once, I've said it thousands of times...  Too many harems!  Too many teenagers!  Love trianges aren't bad, and fondness from afar isn't a bad "harem" angle (as in a harem member acknowledges feelings for MC but does not act on them and does not force herself into the MC's life or inner circle and goes about her own business and life understanding while she has some feelings, they probably aren't going anywhere and aren't worth pursuing past the daydream stage), but the one guy surrounded at all times by a flock of girls all arguing and fighting over his attention and affections is boring, overplayed, and quite frankly, not realistic.  Those girls should all be pulling on each other's hair, slapping one another, and screaming that he's going to be their baby daddy and essentially running off any competition that rears its head! (Yep, this is what happens when you have at least two girls fighting over a man.)

 

And let's not forget the breasts.  It's still a harem thing, but really, unless a woman is really drunk, showing off her breasts (or being fondled) is usually not something she wants to do (nor comparing sizes with other women).  We really need more flat chested girls in anime, if only to average out the melons some.

 

And ending an anime without actual closure.  This one is really for all time, but especially annoying now, when many authors continue the story in mangas but not via anime (even though sales would have supported a second season).  Or worse....the author gets sicks….or dies....  It seems a lot of the anime I enjoy of late are written by authors who are really sick >_>.  And they don't continue writing when sick....  I understand of course....but it seems to happen a lot.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Beocat said:

Those girls should all be pulling on each other's hair, slapping one another, and screaming that he's going to be their baby daddy and essentially running off any competition that rears its head! (Yep, this is what happens when you have at least two girls fighting over a man.)

All harems should be trailer park dramas. 

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Censorship: Just to make things more child friendly they are censoring animes like 7 deadly sins by making the blood white. I don't understand this, I mean even movies like avengers show blood and are still able to be child friendly so yh.

Fan Service: There is soo much of it, they don't even try to make the fan service fit the story line they instead just shove it in your face.

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7 hours ago, Wedgy said:

All harems should be trailer park dramas. 

If not all, then at least s good amount of them. You have to sdmit the friendliness of the girls to each other is unrealistic. 

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2 hours ago, ⭐  ΉᎥຮokส💧 said:

Censorship: Just to make things more child friendly they are censoring animes like 7 deadly sins by making the blood white. I don't understand this, I mean even movies like avengers show blood and are still able to be child friendly so yh.

But is that only for the dubbed versions or also the original Japanese?

And don't even get me started on the fan service thing 😂 

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I greatly dislike the long periods between seasons. In the states when a show's season is done it takes about 3-5 months off between seasons, but with anime it can take close to a year for a new season to come out. There are times that the anime abruptly comes back and I have no idea what's happening since it's been off for so long.

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I also want to throw out that the intense friction between Ayeka and Ryoko on Tenchi Muyo really made that harem enjoyable for me.... as an aside.  

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I mean I love fan service in moderation.. but sometimes it's so heavily laid on that its just cringy and kinda aggravating. 

For the most part, I have to agree with nearly everything that @Ohiotakumentioned. 

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4 hours ago, Illusion of Terra said:

But is that only for the dubbed versions or also the original Japanese?

And don't even get me started on the fan service thing 😂 

It was for both version when it got aired becuase of censor laws so naturally fans complained and now it's uncensored, kinda .

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20 minutes ago, ⭐  ΉᎥຮokส💧 said:

It was for both version when it got aired becuase of censor laws so naturally fans complained and now it's uncensored, kinda .

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I think it's even more ridiculous to censor blood in an anime whose MC sets a very bad example for how men should behave. Where do you draw the line? The MC full-handedly, unapologetically, and continuously feels at liberty to grope a 16-year-old's breasts without her consent and in a way she is clearly uncomfortable with. It's racy, sure, but look it's so funny, right guys? But the blood has to go. Hide the blood. Think of our sensitive viewers!

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3 minutes ago, Wedgy said:

I think it's even more ridiculous to censor blood in an anime whose MC sets a very bad example for how men should behave. Where do you draw the line? The MC full-handedly, unapologetically, and continuously feels at liberty to grope a 16-year-old's breasts without her consent and in a way she is clearly uncomfortable with. It's racy, sure, but look it's so funny, right guys? But the blood has to go. Hide the blood. Think of our sensitive viewers!

I mean she isn't really 16 and they both love one another, but it was weird how she just lets him do it and the pig had to be the voice of reason which was annoying. I do agree though that Meliodas groping is inexcusable and he still has no shame (then again he is lacking in emotions), yet sadly this is how some men behave in trains in Japan and they rarely get in trouble for doing so. The blood being censored is indeed more important since this is a shounen anime and fighting and bleeding is what keeps the viewers.

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3 hours ago, Rini Akemi said:

I mean I love fan service in moderation.. but sometimes it's so heavily laid on that its just cringy and kinda aggravating.

This is pretty much my stance since there are a number of fanservice and ecchi humor series I found at least somewhat enjoyable, but not many recently. I’m in 100% agreement with Hisoka using Fire Force as an example of where it absolutely ruins a show. And the later in the series it goes, the more ridiculous the scenes. Last week’s took place in what’s supposed to be a fight with main baddies and was just spacer.png 

Then there’s recent series like Kandegawa Jet Girls & Why the H are you here Teacher which are so graphic, they cover 3/4 of the screen with censor bars. I wondered what the point was but someone on another forum explained that the entire broadcast version simply serves as a commercial for when they put the uncensored blu ray version up for sale. No thank you.

16 hours ago, Beocat said:

And let's not forget the breasts

As ridiculous as some of the proportions are, I don’t find the volleyballs as off putting as the footballs.

While any show with a character surrounded by multiple members of the opposite sex is probably a harem to some degree, most of the ones I enjoyed made it pretty clear from the outset who the real couple was (Ai Yori Aoshi for example). If course even where others may see multiple ships, I usually only consider one legit (sorry Yuki, but it will always be Kyo & Tohru IMO).  As far as Tenchi is concerned, I always considered him too wishywashy to have any actual chemistry with any of the girls.  As far as personal tastes, neither Ryoko or Ayeka ever appealed to me. But Kiyone

 

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As far as a more recent example, I actually thought the first season of Bokuben was nostalgic of the old goofy comedy harems and even kind of cute. Unfortunately season 2 upped the ecchiness and us kinda disappointing to me.

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18 hours ago, King_Sama said:

I greatly dislike the long periods between seasons. In the states when a show's season is done it takes about 3-5 months off between seasons, but with anime it can take close to a year for a new season to come out. There are times that the anime abruptly comes back and I have no idea what's happening since it's been off for so long.

Man, I definitely agree here! Promised Neverland is just one recent example here, where the between season time is about a year.

I was wondering, anyone knows if this has been the case before as well? I have only recently begun to watch stuff as it airs, so I was wondering if these in between season hiati have just come up recently.

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I dislike it for giving a bad impression about anime to the general public.

Little girls aka loli's sexualized, heavy fan-service, pretty much anything that is NSFW and unfortunately, this is the ONLY view of many in regards to anime.

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I find that there is too much anime for kids or teens. There is hardly any anime for adults.  I also can't stand characters who are loud and obnoxious. Some reason people like really annoying characters like Naruto or Luffy

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3 hours ago, Serge heartless said:

I find that there is too much anime for kids or teens. There is hardly any anime for adults.  I also can't stand characters who are loud and obnoxious. Some reason people like really annoying characters like Naruto or Luffy

Errrr....I think you just described every Shounen MC.....

 

Now I'm trying to think of an adult anime in the past few years that wasn't in the horror or romance genres. There's a few slice of life coming to mind but that's essentially it >_<

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On 12/14/2019 at 3:39 PM, Beocat said:

Errrr....I think you just described every Shounen MC.....

 

Now I'm trying to think of an adult anime in the past few years that wasn't in the horror or romance genres. There's a few slice of life coming to mind but that's essentially it >_<

I dont think so.  Unless you never watched fist of the Northstar, yu yu hakusho, hunter x hunter, rurouni kenshin, hitman reborn, and some others. I still don't even know why people like bakugo, all he does is yell and annoying.

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This is not about animes, but it is so painful to see that there is a big chunk of viewers who hates and declare a war instantly if an anime features any dirty jokes, LGBT or romance between relatives.

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14 hours ago, KatakuriSama said:

This is not about animes, but it is so painful to see that there is a big chunk of viewers who hates and declare a war instantly if an anime features any dirty jokes, LGBT or romance between relatives.

Declares war? Never seen anyone do that to an anime...

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On 12/16/2019 at 11:43 PM, KatakuriSama said:

This is not about animes, but it is so painful to see that there is a big chunk of viewers who hates and declare a war instantly if an anime features any dirty jokes, LGBT or romance between relatives.

The shield hero hate was kind of silly and just shows that people think that women never do anything wrong.  And im high guardian spice was a complete failure. And never give your money to crunchyroll. 

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