Why isn't there any anime targeted at reasonable, well-rounded adults?
Because reasonable, well-rounded adults aren't depressed enough to need to find solace and escape in Chinese drawings.
Because psychotic losers and youths in Japan run the anime economy and why pander to anyone but your meal ticket?
>implying reasonable, well-rounded adults would even watch anime
Cartoons are pretty popular in Americlapland. Take Fox. Will they really never accept anime? Imagine a show like uh...Black Lagoon (trying to think of something that might actually work) in their "Animation Domination" lineup.
Shit would be cash and it'd work.
I think you're overestimating the monetary power of NEETs and otaku nerds with meager stipends.
Implying that we don't.
Is a "reasonable, well-rounded adult" something people strive to become?
I'unno, isn't there plenty of seinen aimed at 25+?
I've seen a few shows that I think would fit that description, but they're not widely talked about, especially on /a/ (although the rec charts do a fair job).
At least part of the reason for that is that the shows I think you're asking about don't benefit much from insane hype, so you don't get "HOLY SHIT 4 more days until the next Bartender episode I can't wait! Any theories? Also Martini-drinking-salesman-san is so based!"
not really. even most "seinen" nowadays have teenagers as MCs
>implying /fit/izens are reasonable, well-rounded adults
Most people just end up like that. It just happens. That it hasn't happened to you means that you are defective. You can either strive for it your entire life, but always falling behind because you've missed out on the crucial formative years and lack the experience others expect of you, or you can completely shun it an spend the rest of your life on /a/.
Anime is targeted at reasonable, well rounded adults though.
Well, not "plenty" but there must be some.
Ikigami comes to mind
Because how can you be a reasonable, well-rounded adult if you're watching anime?
Because shows aimed at "reasonable, well-rounded adults" don't sell nearly as well as shows aimed at otakus and kids.
It is. You're just a pretentious emotionally arrested manchild who thinks that he needs superficially mature things in order to be an "adult"
Shingeki doesn't pander to otaku NEET morons and it has a wide appeal to everyone. Yet shows like it (seinen, no highschool bullshit, etc) are getting rarer and rarer. Is Japan just autistic?
I agree OP. I want mature anime for mature individuals like myself.
Well-rounded adults with kids or just simple like to go out dont have extra mony for merchandising
And they're not stupid enough to blow the equivalent of hundreds of dollars on BD discs.
SNK is pure shounen.
And they're not getting "rarer". Do you have any actual proof of this? Why don't you look at past anime years and decades for all this mountains of seinen?
What is seinen
What is tastes and preferences
What is OP is a faggot
"Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - CS Lewis