At least 80s and 90s anime. It is almost as if they went out of their way to choose unfortunate resolutions.
Thankfully, modern shows/films have fixed this and we now get one happy ending after another.
>and we now get one happy ending after another.
Because having fun isn't what "mature" people do.
because anime was an art form in the 80's and 90's, now it is just a commercial product to sell bd's and figs
Yeah, WA2 had a really happy ending.
>choose unfortunate resolutions.
Yeah, I'm glad modern anime is in 720 and 1080p.
Those OVAs are in no way a representative sample of the classic anime era, no matter how much you wish they were. Anime has always been commercial as fuck. You just weren't able to find out for yourself back then.
filling your life with stories with happy endings doesn't prepare you for tragedy.
The 60s to the early 90s was a positive, vibrant era in Japan, full of booming economic success and booming population growth, so of course they wanted edgy tragedies.
Now the reality is completely different. They don't want tragedies in their entertainment when real life is soul-crushing enough already.
I wouldn't either. What's the point in escapism when what you watch just reminds you of what you want to get away from in the first place?
no it seems like they actually spent a small amount of time on the characters and story before instantly merchandising the shit out of everything
If modern anime directors care about my feelings, why isn't there a second season to this?