What exactly is killing anime and how is it happening?
Are we caught in a feedback loop with shut-in otaku autists and unthreatening moe highschool garbage forever feeding off each other that will both make man and anime more and more pathetic over the years?
Nothing is killing anything. You just have shit taste and want anime to conform to your shitty western standards
do I really have to post the lineup for this season
because its really fucking depressing and if you think what was put out is creatively "ok" on any level, well, - lol
Fuck off you underage newfag. If you don't like anime then don't post on the board
corporate bottomline and marketing to the lowest common denominator
great for capitalism
terrible for creativity
happens in every industry
yea anime is fucked
Just fuck off
Reminder it's summer in australia.
>Are we caught in a feedback loop with shut-in otaku autists and unthreatening moe highschool garbage forever feeding off each other that will both make man and anime more and more pathetic over the years?
More or less. What else can you do when there's zero audience for shows like Kaiba or Shinsekai Yori? It's not for otaku, it's not for the general Japanese audience, and no one else buys BDs there anyway. The entire system is geared towards selling expensive merchandise to dedicated fans, not arthouse snobs.
XDDDD SUMMER NO SERIOUS DISCUSSION ALLOWED xDDDddddddddddddddddddddddddd EBIN, 2PATRICIAN4U IVE WATCHED HUNDREDS OF HIGHSCHOOL ANIMES THEY ARE BEST ANIME
You usually don't act like a retard.
Did you read that? How is this anything more than a troll?
Nothing is killing anime.
It's perfectly fine.
Stop being a faggot.
Perhaps anime just isnt for you.
True manly men watch moe anime.
Why? Because our lives are so manly that when we come home, we want to watch something different.
Would a person who works at subway 12 hours a day want to come home and make a sandwich? No.
Which is why manly men watch moe and boys and weaklings watch "manime"
Its not even an "arthouse" thing. The complete lack of originality is the issue. Anime is a medium where literally almost any setting or theme can happen, and its being wasted.
Why do you do this?
I can go outside and watch cute girls doing cute things.
I cannot go outside, hop in my Zaku, and crush some rebels.
I don't care about the OP's delusional rantings, but that chick in his picture is a fucking qt3.14.
Purple eyes are so damn cute.
nothing is killing anime it is your tastes changing it happens every year quit bitchin and find something you like or stop watching
Bit torrent. Because of that they have to push harder to sell merchandise and no one over the age of 12 buys anything but cute girls.
Second, feminism and equality. As women get more and more repulsive and anime girls get more and more attractive, stories about manly men doing manly things to get the girl becomes out of sync with viewers. So every show has to have a mating material for the viewer to project their feelings on to.
OP: "Why don't people I don't spend any money on cater to my tastes?! My opinions are important!"
There are non moe highschool garbage being put out, but I don't see your faggot ass buying the BD's, signalling that there is more want for this type of entertainment.
The Vividass image is the icing on the cake.
Probably because the ones that try to be different don't sell. Market realities.
>how do i use the question mark
You shouldn't call other people autists if you are this retarded.
Also, there is some really creative shit every this. Stop crying.
You mean like every single other fictional medium?
>What exactly is killing anime and how is it happening?
Expensive blurays and the lack of a Jap Netflix for anime.
When only the otaku with disposable income can buy anime their shit taste can dictate trends.
If you want anime to be like shitty western shows with domineering bitches as female characters and cuteness is seen as something terrible then fuck off and watch ANYTHING from the west, youd probably eat that shit up.
Anime is fine. Cuteness is fine. Femininity is fine. Fuck off to reddit and stop watching anime if you dont like it.
I'd love to see OP walk into somewhere like Aniplex and drop this spiel.
They'd bitch slap you with one of the wads of cash they have lying around and then laugh you back out the door.
Tapes, laserdiscs, and DVDs were always relatively expensive. BD isn't much more prohibitive, if at all. Some 40 minute OVAs from the 80s cost 8000 yen.
the vast majority of anime produced is moefag highschool shit
this is not ok
why cant you see this. why cant you see that this is just not ok? i love animu. i love what its capable of.
SnK took a small step in saving anime by doing some original things, but alot of it is tried and true if not formulaic and familiar. this isnt a bad thing, but when will people start to realize its those small steps that make things interesting if not breakout?
there is a massive difference.
the built in fanbase for anime, the core audience, literally has autism
the same is not so for other mediums
the fans are killing anime
Also no market outside japan.
Maybe the problem will go away on its own. It's caused by people being too conservative, and that's dying off.
And now it is blatantly obvious that this is a troll.
Nothing is killing anime. Anime is selling more than it ever has.
>video games, western drama TV, and most genre's of books don't have massive amounts of autism
Oh no, anime is dead
Attack on Titan has given me some more hope, as long as they continue writing the manga.
Anime is the equivalent of western sitcoms and dramas. It's the same old tired setups over and over again. It's not going to change either because at the end of day it makes money and that's all that matters.
If japanese people like cute so much, how come they didn't evolve to be cuter through natural selection?
The "current moe trend" isn't a new trend at all, and the fact that the anime industry is doing better right now than it ever has is proof that it is a positive trend for anime.
Jesus, how many anime have you seen?
I can't believe people are responding to this piece of shit.
hurr shingeki2mainstream4/a/ gb2 leddit xDd
fuck off autismo
every medium has its niche audiences, but you have to admit, it goes to an extreme with anime
>how come they didn't evolve to be cuter through natural selection?
But they did. Japanese women usually look younger than their Western counterparts of the same age. They're generally smaller too.
No, seriously, you are speaking so much bullshit it's obvious you've seen 50 anime tops.
And no, we don't have to admit shit.
The only people killing anime are those afraid that it is all moe and highschool settings.
Being smaller is actually just a result of their crappy food.
I don't know about those people killing anime, but they're killing /a/.
If /a/ hated everything mainstream purely out of autism, Haruhi, Raildex, Gundam, K-On! and Bakemonogatari threads wouldn't exist.
It's not that it's popular, it's that it's poorly executed and ruined a lot of people's expectations due to the manga.
Fuck off with your shitposting.
I know, Naruto a best, right?
>How many animes have u seen? I've seen 2000!! xDDD Wat? u've only seen 100? PLEBTRASH
This is you. You are literally getting mad over an anonymous poster because you think he hasn't watched a lot of anime. In your autistic mind, I am not qualified to make value-based judgments on the merits of chinese cartoons because I've watched "50 tops anime" Well yeah, that sounds about right. I've seen alot of anime. The number is probably around 50. Have I wasted thousands of hours watching horrible anime like you? Probably not. I watch the ones that get good reviews and critical accliam, usually. Sometimes I take a chance on something new. I'm usually disappointed because I know what quality is. I know the difference between Welcome to the NHK and Girls und Panzer. Do you? I doubt it. You see, I've seen alot of films and television. Have you watched a Fellini film, ever? I doubt it. Could you intelligently discuss Bergman or Herzog with me? I doubt it. I know what quality is. You dont. Why? Because you have autism. You are the problem.
Anime has been downhill since the early 90s because of the direction the industry is going in which is a direct result of the consumers, the availability of animation, time slots, and the fact that non anime viewers (non-otaku) are less likely to watch anime nowadays.
Anime isn't really dying in the sense it'll ever cease to exist, its just changing though arguably not for the better. In recent years anime has started getting popular again with teenagers and young adults in the same way "geek chic" is becoming popular in the west however this has in some ways been more detrimental since they are merely temporary (this is just my guess though I'm assuming they'll stop once anime looses popularity) consumers that have effectively swayed the direction of the industry in a way that may not have any kind of longevity...
>I know very little in the field I'm trying to argue
University-kun, is that you?
Everyone knows /tv/ is the better place to discuss anime anyway
Most anime is for Japans children. Just because the style and quality surpass that of western toons does not mean they are aimed at an adult crowd.
The pre-teen audience is drawn to the prospect of (mature to them) high school experience that is in their future,
The people bitching about "moe-shit" obviously have no idea what the hell they are talking about and you should ignore them but they do unintentionally bring up a good point. Since the 2000s SoL that consists cute girls has started to represent a larger portion of the industry. I'm not going to voice my opinion on this aside from the fact I don't really care all that much though you cannot deny its making the medium less accessible to normalfags who in the past would potentially gravitate towards anime and buy merch and DVDs.
Stay mad, >>100207467 guy is basically right about everything. We're having alot of anime threads lately, they're nice.
/tv/ actually has more pedos and waifufags than /a/ does.
>Are we caught in a feedback loop with shut-in otaku autists
>unthreatening moe highschool garbage forever
>man and anime more and more pathetic over the years?
MF Bunko J, the savior of anime.
Hardly. Stop posting the same image from two years ago.
Particularly sweet and pungent butthurt to be sampled in this thread, errybody
I think anime is not dying but being held back.
We have lots of cute girls in anime which is a plus. The problem is they need to expand on it more. More mature themes are needed. We got some of that with Madoka now we just need more.
Fuck off. People like you are cancer
>I know what quality is
Oh you have opinions? Fantastic, everybody should!
>I watch the ones that get good reviews and critical accliam, usually. Sometimes I take a chance on something new.
So you are literally a pleb who generally only watches things that are popular and/or liked by critics?
I think I just cut myself on these edges, enjoy your 156th mainstream-hipster-kid rewatching of Varney the Vampire
Sorry, Nosferatu, I always get those mixed up
>''a lot of anime'' equals 50
>i know very little about the topic i want to discuss
You dont know anything about anime.
This is /a/, we are not reasonable here.
Kindly move on, good sir.
This word lost all meaning.
Christ, that's some vintage extra-strength 4chan, right there.
This is obviously bait, but nothing is killing anime, if something, anime is on the rise with each season bringing more and more good shows.
I want the diagram of how she tied her scarf
Short girls look cute though.
Claiming to like anime but hating moe is like claiming to like OP's thread but hating faggotry.
>Herzog is still relevant circa five years after trying to remake Bad Lieutenant with Nicholas Cage and somehow getting it wrong
>Bergman was ever relevant beyond being the poster child for pretentious foreign films that pretentious teenagers pretend to like
Nope, I think for once "edgy" does the job pretty well here.
Media superseded these people as soon as technology and filmmaking technique left their "accomplishments" in the dust, and they never caught back up. They're academic curiosities now, in the same way we don't look to the work of Newton's forefathers for insight into physics anymore.
>I cannot go outside, hop in my Zaku, and crush some rebels.
Truly the worst suffering.
I could appreciate a bit more variety in the types of show we get (oh boy, another generic harem), but I'd take the current state of affairs over anime falling into the same trap as western media any day.
>all this butthurt
JC Staff is killing anime. They can't into different styles.
Too fucking right. "Decline of Society" faggots like OP yell about how everything is ruined out of nostalgia for some imagined past, and everyone ignores them and keeps on doing what they're doing.
If idiots like OP were right, anime would be dead decades ago
How many western TV shows are everybody following week to week right now?
And how many anime?
That's what I fucking thought.
I think that moe in moderation is fine, sure that some shows revolve around that but a mixture is fine for me.