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?
>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.
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.
I prefer episodic stuff if it's short, but if it starts to get long I prefer it to have a plot.
nah she a bitch
as long as it's good
Well since most plot driven anime have a terrible and/or generic plot, I prefer a well made episodic show anytime.
How many episodic animu go past 1 season without either dying or making up a plot that ties in with the random stuff.
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.
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
I don't think neither plot-focused or episodic anime are more traditional than the other, both have existed since the beginning of anime.
Why not a mixture of both?
Episodic shows are better since anime plots tend to be laughable at best
>more traditional anime
Wouldn't episodic series be more traditional?
You know what I'd want
one episodic one linear
one focused on the overarching problem of the world and the other focused on world building
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.
Because then the series is accused of filler
Precedent, Can you name anymore?
Anime plots aren't any worse than other medium plots.
OP believes the first anime ever were the ones that aired on Toonami
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.
Kind of like Yandere Kanojo?
Maybe, but there are so few of them.
I would a fat fuu.
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
Episodic shows are some of my favourites
Mushishi, Kino no Tabi, Natsume, Aria etc
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.
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.
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
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"
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
Episodic with an overarching central plotline in the background
>nah she a bitch
Your Waifu is Asuka isn't it
First you name me an example of a show that's not episodic in your opinion.
nah all eva girls a bitch
It all depends on execution. I've seen plenty of good and bad episodic and non-episodic anime.
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.
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.
Do I sense a small bias here?
Jap's aren't as ADD as Americans
This thread seems off-topic. Why aren't we discussing how awesome a girlfriend Fuu would be?
TTGL is pretty episodic.
the thread is all about bias after all
up until Kamina dies
TTGL is not episodic at all. Every single episode advances the plot in some ways
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".
Episodic is easier to marathon.
She would nag you in a cute way
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.
You got me there. And there was the beach episode too. But that's the exception
>marathoning episodic episodes
That's exactly why it's easier for me. No expectations so it's much easier to burn through.
Fuu has the best feet
why didn't mugen want to fuck her
He's gay, didn't you pay attention to the homo threads.
>to more traditional anime
Episodic is the traditional format.
Look at shit like Astro Boy, Doreamon and Anpanman.
(1. he's not interested in younger girls
(2. she wants to fuck Jin
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?
This. There are good episodic series like Kino no Tabi, SZS and Trapeze.
I like negative continuity.
Fuu was okay, but ninja girl was obviously better, Mugen got that right.
This may be the most legit comparison on the thread.
ok so there's
Most super mech anime and mahou shoujo
Why is linear anime better again?
And we'll always have Kaiba, which should've stayed episodic.
Episodic shows are somewhat annoying to watch in one go.
They're good for weeklies, though.
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.
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.
This thread made me realize that I actually enjoy episodic shit way more.
Champloo and Bebop have an episodic emphasis
episodic != Sol
and even then there is still Aria, Azumanga, both Nichijou, and Boku no Pico
>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.
a la Bebop
I tend to prefer episodic shows since they have fewer pacing and continuity issues.
jin is clearly a fag
They both are. Neither wanted to tap that
I would a Fuu.
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.
But 11 minutes are for kiddie shows anon
read: spongebob and FMP Fumoffu
Unless there's blatant nudity or talky talk greyscale monologue on the rot within society, it's a kids show.
a-are you saying wasting my life watching anime is unhealthy?
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.
Should Dandy be 11 minutes?
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.
>space dandy is every term paper I have ever written
but space dandy is saving anime
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.