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Which is more true for you: that you love anime because it's 2D, or that you love 2D because it's anime?

I had a bizarro world dream recently where I was living in a 2D world, which was kind of neat, but nothing about my life was any different. Still a social outcast with not much of anything "useful" to do. So then I opened up an .mkv of something and it what I saw was in 3D. I freaked out. I opened up something else, and it was in 3D too. Everything was. I checked out /a/ and they were all obsessing over 3D "anime". I flipped on the TV and the local news was on... in 2D. In this bizarro world, 2D was the "norm" and 3D was what people on /a/ were into. I tried actually watching some of the shows I had on my hard drive, and I just couldn't get into it, even though the 3D part was the only thing that made it any different. I forget how the dream ended, but I woke up scared.

This later got me to thinking, maybe I've actually got my priorities mixed up somewhere along the way, and I started liking 2D more than I liked anime, so much so that I wouldn't want to watch perfectly-executed 3D adaptations of any series, simply for the fact that it was 3D. The plot, the character development, the overarching themes... none of these were as important to me as that it should be 2D. I don't really know what to make of this. Is it normal? Am I broken? Is this what happens when you watch too many series?

I'd like for /a/ to use this as a preface for a semi-philosophical discussion. What is the difference between loving anime for its content and loving 2D for its art form, and where should the boundary be drawn?
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I love everything and everybody, as our good lord jesus would have wanted it
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Wait, anime has content?
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I didn't read but:
I like 2D because it has way more openings to interpretation than any act of performance made by the "real".
In a philosophical way: You are able to see the reality through a bended reality that can be seen as reality if you want it to be reality and figure out the way to make it so.
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>>101112045
Shirou pls go
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tl;dr where da lolis at
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>>101112207
in your miiiiiiiind
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>>101111894
I believe for you its some combination of either tolerance or just outgrowing it. I would reccomend that you jumpstart your system and watch some live action for a bit. if you can't handle it, you're with anime for the rest of your life
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I think that recent anime doesn't try to capitalize on the core strengths of animation, that is showing a warped, transforming world fueled by pure imagination not possible in reality, and instead tries to imitate shitty sitcoms.
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>>101112333
live action... as in the stuff they show on TV over here in murrika? stuff like game of thrones or homeland, etc?
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>>101112528
but SoL is olev anon
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>>101112587
anything with people. it can be a show like game of thrones or walking dead or whatever. it could be news. it could be tosh.0 or something. hell it could be a live action anime movie like kaiji or something

as long as its not animated. why the fuck didn't I just say that first
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>>101112639
Why don't you watch Gilmore Girls then?
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>>101111894
yes.
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>>101112728
my mom watched GG therefore it is not cool

also they talk too fast

pic related, it's what a good show looks like
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>>101112995
Tamako is the second shittiest show KyoAni ever made.
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>>101111894

>What is the difference between loving anime for its content and loving 2D for its art form

I guess the difference would be enjoying things that are unique to anime or are strong suits of it and not just liking certain things that are more universal and aren't unique to it. I think the real question you need to be asking is what differentiates anime and other forms of media, art, and life for you.
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That dream was really interesting, OP.
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>>101113573
what was interesting about it? i don't ever want to go back there.
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>>101114274
Not that anon but I wish I had a dream like that so I could be confronted with the same issue you were. I honestly can't answer your question from my point of view since it's basically impossible to have the experience of watching the exact same series but in 3D. I'd genuinely like to know how I'd feel about that.
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>>101114274
How did you see things in the 2D world? Just like an anime? First-person perspective?
How did the 3D looked to you?

About the question, I think I like 2D because of anime.
I still watch some 3D shit sometimes, just rarely though, It's just bad.
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>>101114418
It was mostly first person perspective yeah, but sometimes when I was walking around or moving I'd see things from an exterior POV, but still close. Like when I first opened the first show and saw it in 3D, my view was cut away to just outside my bedroom window with a view of the curtains flapping in the wind. Strange.

The 3D was, well... 3D-ish? I remember specifically that people had "natural-looking" hair and eyes of non-natural hues. There was even that one part where I opened Aquarion Evol and everything looked like what most people would dismiss in the real world as very realistic looking CGI effects.
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>>101111894
Why don't you just try lucid dreaming? I've had 2D dreams before but the only 2D material in my dream were the actual characters but not necessarily the world itself.
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>>101115252
2D characters living in a 3D world?

sounds like those fantasy threads where people transport their waifu here to live with them.
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>>101115430
Not really fantasy. Although I did practice lucid dreaming for a month or so but the dream was quite unintentional.

>sounds like those fantasy threads where people transport their waifu here to live with them.
That's just one of the few benefits of lucid dreaming and more.
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>>101114274
i dont mean to make you remember something you don't want to, but " i cant remember how my dream ended, but i woke up scared" makes me want to know what happened in the end so badly for some reason
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>>101116015
uh... I'll think about it. this was several days ago though, so because it was a dream there's already going to be things that are very fuzzy.
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2D's great and all but I've never lived exclusively in it. Because I still watch movies and television semi regularly.

OP current American programming is not the only thing you're limited to, you don't have to watch shit that breaks twitter after every episode airs. You could go back and watch some American/British shows of the past.

Go watch the A Team or MASH
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I like anime because it's manga animated

I love manga for its own sake



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