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Would /a/ a Fuu?

Also, what does /a/ think about episodic anime in comparison to more traditional anime, which focuses more on an overarching plot?
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>Also, what does /a/ think about episodic anime

Terrible. One of the biggest reasons anime is superior to western cartoons / adult cartoons is that it is serial. Serial allows for characters to develop and things to actually happen that have a consequence. Episodic allows for things like family guy to exist.
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No I would not.

Episodic anime is hard for me to get into because it doesn't absorb me into a deep story. That being said, I enjoyed Champloo much more than I did Bebop because at least in Champloo their encounters were all on their path to meet the Sunflower Samurai.
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I prefer episodic stuff if it's short, but if it starts to get long I prefer it to have a plot.
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nah she a bitch

as long as it's good
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Well since most plot driven anime have a terrible and/or generic plot, I prefer a well made episodic show anytime.
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>>100720007
How many episodic animu go past 1 season without either dying or making up a plot that ties in with the random stuff.
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>>100720098
Not all 'episodic' series are truly and completely episodic. A largely-episodic format, like Champloo's, isn't necessarily preclusive of character development and consequential events. It's like the literary idea of a 'picaresque' story, many separate pieces that are loosely held together but still form one coherent plot.

Besides, even a truly-episodic format isn't necessarily bad; it often works well for comedy, and just because Family Guy is terrible doesn't meant that the whole concept is garbage.
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I find the episodic format a nice change of pace now and again. With serial stuff it's hard to imagine what characters get up to if they're not just serving the story, and for a lot of genres the story progression is so similar you can practically sing along to it
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I don't think neither plot-focused or episodic anime are more traditional than the other, both have existed since the beginning of anime.
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Why not a mixture of both?
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>>100720480
Mushishi.
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Episodic shows are better since anime plots tend to be laughable at best
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>>100720007
>more traditional anime
Wouldn't episodic series be more traditional?
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You know what I'd want

two series
same world
one episodic one linear
one focused on the overarching problem of the world and the other focused on world building
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Most "plot" anime is episodic in a sense that each episode follows a more or less enclosed story arc. They might just be more interconnected.
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>>100720568
Because then the series is accused of filler
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>>100720569
Precedent, Can you name anymore?
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>>100720572
Anime plots aren't any worse than other medium plots.
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>>100720604
OP believes the first anime ever were the ones that aired on Toonami
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>>100720007
I don't mind episodic anime, there's room enough for both. Anyone who out right hates them are the same type of twats who bring up dtb2 fecal matter tier story as a positive when compared to the first simply because slav loli goes through a character arc. Fuck their opinion, they're retards and need to be chemically castrated.
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>>100720605
Kind of like Yandere Kanojo?
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>>100720634
Maybe, but there are so few of them.
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I would a fat fuu.
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Fuu is poo
I feel like the story progresses nicely as most of these episodes are just happenings that took place along the way, not happening simultaneously though
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Episodic shows are some of my favourites
Mushishi, Kino no Tabi, Natsume, Aria etc
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I mostly dislike episodic anime, but Kino No Tabi Mushishi and The Tatami Galaxy are some of my all time favorite shows.
So my issue with them isn't so much that the format is bad but rather than most shows that use it just aren't that good.
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>>100720659
no no no

The linear plot would be an adventure and it would be set in a entirely fictional world altogether (think fantasy or sci-fi).

You'd have series A where the cast are the heroes and series B where the cast are the explorers.
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episodic + some 2/3parters with actual plot

if it's all plot then it becomes a shore to watch because they can and will find a way to extend it for way too long
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>>100720778
Index?
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A show about a journey to wherever to find/kill/marry whoever. Each episode follows a step of their journey and an adventure they have to survive while they continuously come nearer to their destination.
"Episodic" or "plot"
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>>100720622
Nobody complains about filler if it's actually good and gives a break from the main plot
Just do what G.I.T.S S.A.C did and place more and more importance on the main plot as time goes on
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>>100720794
chore*
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>>100720814
Episodic with an overarching central plotline in the background
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>>100720493
better yet
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>>100720390
>nah she a bitch

Your Waifu is Asuka isn't it
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First you name me an example of a show that's not episodic in your opinion.
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>>100720926
nah all eva girls a bitch

even Shinji
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>>100720966
>even Shinji
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>>100720007
It all depends on execution. I've seen plenty of good and bad episodic and non-episodic anime.
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>>100720934
DBZ
Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
SAO
SnK
TTGL
Code Geass
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Why even make a tv show when you don't want to go episodic?
People that might be just channel-hopping should be able to get a vague idea of what's happening without watching all episodes before so they can enjoy it and will keep watching.
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>>100720934
If I remember correctly Geass doesn't have a single episode that doesn't advance the plot somehow, so that would be considered purely plot driven.
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>>100721032
Do I sense a small bias here?
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>>100721049
Jap's aren't as ADD as Americans
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>>100720007
This thread seems off-topic. Why aren't we discussing how awesome a girlfriend Fuu would be?
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>>100721032
TTGL is pretty episodic.
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>>100721100
the thread is all about bias after all
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>>100721128
up until Kamina dies
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>>100721128
TTGL is not episodic at all. Every single episode advances the plot in some ways
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>>100721105
I think it's more that anime nowadays is mostly made for hardcore anime fans who of course will never miss a single episode and want to obsess about something all week while they wait for the next episode. Plus they seem to be a sucker for Bildungsroman-esque moral character development a la "zero to hero".
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Episodic is easier to marathon.
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>>100721112
She would nag you in a cute way
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>>100721192
>Bathouse episode
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>>100721277
that's filler
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>>100721255
I actually find it more difficult to marathon because the "momentum" dies after every episode and has to be re-ignited at the beginning of the next one.
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>>100721277
Bath house*
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>>100721277
You got me there. And there was the beach episode too. But that's the exception
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>>100721255
>marathoning episodic episodes

pleb
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>>100721309
That's exactly why it's easier for me. No expectations so it's much easier to burn through.
>>100721377
>pleb
/tv/ pls
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Fuu has the best feet
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why didn't mugen want to fuck her
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>>100721465
He's gay, didn't you pay attention to the homo threads.
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>>100721465
>_homo.gif
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>>100720007
>to more traditional anime
Episodic is the traditional format.
Look at shit like Astro Boy, Doreamon and Anpanman.
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>>100721465
(1. he's not interested in younger girls
(2. she wants to fuck Jin
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>>100721552
She obviously wanted to be double teamed but the boys were like "fuck this shit, we just go to a whorehouse".
Did you even pay attention?
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>>100720631
Patlabor.
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>>100720479
This. There are good episodic series like Kino no Tabi, SZS and Trapeze.
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I like negative continuity.
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Fuu was okay, but ninja girl was obviously better, Mugen got that right.
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>>100721483
This may be the most legit comparison on the thread.
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ok so there's

Patlabor
Mushishi
Kino
Trapeze
Champloo
Bebop
Aria
Astro Boy
Black Jack
Doreamon
Bartender
Ranma
Most super mech anime and mahou shoujo

Why is linear anime better again?
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>>100721621
And we'll always have Kaiba, which should've stayed episodic.
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>>100720007
Episodic shows are somewhat annoying to watch in one go.

They're good for weeklies, though.
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>>100721718
The 'no plot' was pretty much all Madhouse's doing, too; in the manga, there are a lot fewer cards, and something happens in each chapter to advance the plot, IIRC. So, CCS was originally a 'plot' piece, but being turned into a 'no plot' piece actually made it better.
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>>100720007
I would
>Episodic anime
I don't like it, it's like all character development and experiences are washed away every new episode, it completely breaks with plot development and immersion.
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>>100720631
Lupin III.
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This thread made me realize that I actually enjoy episodic shit way more.
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>>100721888
Champloo and Bebop have an episodic emphasis
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episodic != Sol

and even then there is still Aria, Azumanga, both Nichijou, and Boku no Pico
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>>100721888
>it's like all character development and experiences are washed away every new episode
Not really, many episode series have character development that stays on into later episodes.
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>>100722281
a la Bebop
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I tend to prefer episodic shows since they have fewer pacing and continuity issues.
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>>100721552
jin is clearly a fag
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>>100726276
They both are. Neither wanted to tap that
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>>100720007
I would a Fuu.
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I'd enjoy episodic shit more if it were only 11 minutes. Not even ADD, it's just that most writers can't do anything meaningful with the time they're given. And while I'm spouting unpopular opinions, the market crashing and nearly killing 2-cour shows was the best thing that ever happened. Out of 24 episodes, 20 are guaranteed to be shit and 2 are going to be a recap.
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>>100729736
But 11 minutes are for kiddie shows anon

read: spongebob and FMP Fumoffu
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>>100729886
Unless there's blatant nudity or talky talk greyscale monologue on the rot within society, it's a kids show.
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>>100730131
a-are you saying wasting my life watching anime is unhealthy?
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>>100730219
I'm saying you could do it in half the time and twice the quality if you just accept the 11 minute format into your heart. Then it's only half as unhealthy.
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>>100730328
Should Dandy be 11 minutes?
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>>100730485
I like watching them write themselves into a corner and give up on keeping any semblance of a plot too much for that. Although when they run out of that superjail money in the next few episodes, fuck yes it should have been 11 in the first place just like everything else on cartoon network that isn't venture bros.
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>>100730619
>space dandy is every term paper I have ever written
B+
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>>100730619
but space dandy is saving anime
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>>100730948
One day it might, but between the bland dub, the awful subs, and the okay writing, all it has is visuals and mystery holding it up.



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