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Full Metal Elf
Well, I'm a new Anime fan, so I'll admit that I was pretty blind to what real Anime is. I only thought of Pokemon and such when Anime was mentioned. Then my friend showed me FMA and I realized how wrong I was, lol wink.gif.
adamclark
here's a good reason for hating anime: dragonball

oooh! i said it!
Jellybean
QUOTE(adamclark @ Oct 12 2005, 06:56 PM) [snapback]299249[/snapback]

here's a good reason for hating anime: dragonball

oooh! i said it!


I second that. laugh.gif

I hate to say it, but I used to avoid anime because of the fans. Back about five years ago, every anime fan I knew was either a big, smelly, stereotypical otaku, or some pot-smoking weirdo. The anime itself looked cute, but the kind of people who liked it made me a little wary of it. unsure.gif But then, I got into it anyway, went to college, and found some fellow-fans who weren't creepy (and who didn't smell bad.)
~*(Jaded)*~
QUOTE(the_lightning_alchemist10 @ Oct 10 2005, 07:58 PM) [snapback]298448[/snapback]

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I get that a lot. If they would just sit down and watch it they may actually like it. Instead of believing what they hear other people say about it they should watch it (the good stuff) and form their own opinion.


Actually if you do that it works!!!! That's how I got my friend into watching Inu Yasha. I gave her a DVD and forced her to watch it!!! She had no idea about any anime (except Sailor Moon but that was quite a while ago), and now she loves it!!!!!! 3 points for the anime fangirl!!! yay!!!! now to get to my other friends...and I'm off *runs off with a backpack full of random anime crap she found*

Pft, glad it works with your friends.dry.gif Mine are all like "No! I don't want to be an anime-freak like you! *laughs* " They can be so obnoxious.
the_lightning_alchemist10
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Pft, glad it works with your friends. Mine are all like "No! I don't want to be an anime-freak like you! *laughs* " They can be so obnoxious.


I suggest you keep at it though! This happens to me sometimes and than I keep trying! wow, if ya think about I can be annoying!

Now back on topic, sorry if this was already said, but someone says they don't like it because it's backwards(manga). backwards? how the hell does that effect the quaility. It's not even backwards, it's just in Japanese format!
Plue3173
There's one friend of mine, she doesn't like Anime but she likes Clay Aiken. In fact, she doesn't like anything about Japanese stuff, except for the sushi. huh.gif So we used to have this Clay-Anime war. Turns out really funny laugh.gif
Kaja_Wolf
one of my friends quoted when i had a manga: Look because their mouth goes over their chin when hier surprised! mad.gif

QUOTE(Mrs. Edward Elric @ Aug 13 2005, 06:19 PM) [snapback]250933[/snapback]

"All the characters are asian...weird...they have green hair...."

ohmy.gif kish and envy have green hair and their not weird!
Molecular Alchemist
I have friend who told a group of us (were on an FMA converting spree) that she would rather read because anime is nothing more than a stupid cartoon and she would prefer to be literate. And yet, she watches Spongebob (uh--we do too, so this isn't an attack on SB)! So, her bf (who was with us) offered her a compromise....she could watch anime with us...and he would turn the subtitles on so that she could read too and we would ALL be happy. biggrin.gif

Ummm...it didn't work.

And then there is the usual...it's lame, it's just a cartoon (*gasp*), you know the excuses....there are a plethura of them. What's wrong with these people?? wacko.gif But I agree with the general consensus that if half the anime haters would actually take the time to watch some of the good stuff, then maybe they would stop being sooo stereotypical.
InsaneFangirl
Have a few minutes?

"It looks gay."

"I hated Yugioh, so I'll hate this."

"It looks like Pokemon."

"The eyes are too big and the nose is too small."

"The lips don't move with the words."

"The voice sucks."

"It doesn't look like a real person." (I give you that, but does Spongebob look like a real sponge? Does Mickey look like a real mouse? Hell no.)

"The plot is too hard to follow."

"American cartoons are way better."

"This is America, not Japan."

Whine whine whine. I debate with all of these, but the people are too closeminded. >_<
Rikku
QUOTE(InsaneFangirl @ Nov 7 2005, 06:28 PM) [snapback]310686[/snapback]

Have a few minutes?

"It looks gay."

"I hated Yugioh, so I'll hate this."

"It looks like Pokemon."

"The eyes are too big and the nose is too small."

"The lips don't move with the words."

"The voice sucks."

"It doesn't look like a real person." (I give you that, but does Spongebob look like a real sponge? Does Mickey look like a real mouse? Hell no.)

"The plot is too hard to follow."

"American cartoons are way better."

"This is America, not Japan."

Whine whine whine. I debate with all of these, but the people are too closeminded. >_<


yeah no kidding, i was lucky enough to be introed to anime just before i was sent to a school were a bunch of kids already read manga
and wached anime,
but for some odd reason that i can't explaine they all turned around and now are saying that "anime is stupid" and "it's all japanese porn"
i think that's all just crap, they need to get over it and sit down and watch something that hasn't been completely distroyed in the dubbing process sleep.gif
animefangirl
[it just pisses me off the way ppl think like that...(mostly americans....no offense) but really, those ppl just think that real live action shows is much better than animated shows...like hell they would know anything....why dont they watch some REAL anime for a change instead of watching those kiddie shows like pokemon and yu-gi-oh....i mean, i use to like them but that was way long ago, like when i was in 5th grade or something....
someone should knock some sense into those nonanime lovers. If they saw some real anime shows and still didnt like them then i wont blame them....
[/quote]

my freind thought anime was stupid (reason :yugioh)until she read chobits and started saying the comics are better(she maent manga !)untiol she watched princess tutu and fell in love with the magical girl genre(shes currently a ballet fanatic)

oh and this girl who sits next to me in me in my homeroom class hated reading and so asked me what i see in manga ,i hanbded her the 1st volume of chobits and now shes obbsesed with it !

the power of chobits ! laugh.gif
blissful_ignorance
I think the immediate turn-off, and the most common reason people dislike anime is because of Kodomo or children's anime. Shows such as Hamtaro, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh give bad first impressions. People become prejudice against anime, and give into the idea that Kodomo is the only type of anime there is; even though there are so many genres they’ve never experienced. Such as: mecha, shōjo, shōnen and nameless others...
Rikku
@animefangirl- i turned two or three of my friends into anime lovers buy dragging them into it kickin and screamin, either by handing them a Manga and forceing them to read it or by forceing them to either watch some baby show that's really annoying or anime
happy.gif now i have a few people that are into the same anime's and manga's as me!
Shinobi Alchemist
QUOTE(What, no bacon? @ Aug 14 2005, 01:28 AM) [snapback]250889[/snapback]

"Anime Fans are a bunch of obsessed nerds" [Ah, the old standby. The fans are a bunch of geeks, therefore the medium is worthless. Let's meditate on that one for a bit...]
"The way they put that Japanese humor into everything is dumb" [I admit that Japanese humor is a bit weak {a function of it being such a homogenous society} , but how does this reflect on the medium as a whole]
"The voices sound retarded" [referring to American voiceovers]
"Cartoons are for kids" [Yah... Elfen Lied is definitely a kids show...]
"It's just a bunch of robots fighting each other" [Yup... and giving kids seizures]
"The animation is all stiff" [We've come a long way since Akira...]


Yeah, that was exactly what one in my class said to me and my friends who watch Anime: "Anime is for kids", and I did answer exactly as you did: "Elfen Lied is really for kids!". He's the who watches cartoons for kids! He watches Jimmy Neutron laugh.gif I asked him why he thinks Anime is for kids when he watch Jimmy Neutron and that Spongebob Square-something. He answered:"I watch it because it's fun"..... wacko.gif And also, I've met people who says that Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh are bad and I think that too but Anime like Bleach, FMA, Naruto or Elfen Lied are not the same things FFS!
I don't understand why these people can't get it! blink.gif And InsaneFangirl...those who said that American cartoons are better..I'LL KILL THEM tongue.gif And those who say that the eyes are too big, the noses are too small and that the lips don't move with the words can't have a three digit IQ blink.gif Well, does AMERICAN cartoons have better characters?? And those who say that Anime is too hard to understand or that it's too hard to follow the plot can't be very smart either...

Those are just stupid people who can't see the difference between Pokémon and Bleach...
You can't say Anime is bad just because Pokémon is bad dry.gif

Enough said...I think biggrin.gif
japaneseobesession
very simple. Only 3 words.

[came from my mom]
Comes from Japan
the_lightning_alchemist10
Tell me or tell me not is this conversation gay?:
Me: *comes into class wearing a FMA shirt and I just slapped on an Inu Yasha sweatshirt*
random person I don't fell like remembering his name cause he's retarded (AKA dumbass): Yo nice shirt, you watch Inu Yasha and FMA too?
Me: ya...why are you into anime too? *thinking: wow there aren't many fans of anime here at my school*
dumbass: HELL NO!!!! anime is gay, it's all pokemon and yugioh
Me: what the hell? you just said you like Inu Yasha and FMA!!!!
dumbass: I do, but those aren't anime.
Me: HELLO!!!!!!!??????!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU CALL INU YASHA AND FMA?!?!?!
dumbass: cartoons
Me: you are a dumbass, you should not be allowed to watch late-night anime...leave me alone before I hurt you.
dumbass: why what are you gonna do? you suck, you are into that japanese crap.
Me: *takes out a textbook and raises it over her head* what was that?
dumbass *finally leaves*
me: ......dumbass

this really happened too!!!!!!! the worst part is though he's in some of my classes GGGGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zombie
@the_lightning_alchemist10 i would kill him over that. Im not that friendly at school
MasterKris
@the_lightning_alchemist10 - I would force him into a room and give him a lecture on how cartoon is differ from an anime. Holding a gun in his face at the same time.

I have a friend who thinks manga and anime is tempting me. She says FMA is evil and how it will affect me and cause me to become some kind of freak. She told me a message on how those circles in FMA is devil like and it's a Jewish star. She also gave me a book about kids writing about their problems and solutions. One of them, she pointed out, was a writing about how a girl who luved animes, relized this was affecting her and ruining her life, and forced herself to end it and became right whateva. She's talking like animes and mangas are some kind of drugs or some sort... she doesn't relize however that animes helped me keep up with my native langugage (foreign language translated mangas) and that it helped me learn more about computers and internets.

Another, there is this girl who hates mangas b/c it came from Japan, (same as japaneseobesession-san) and that the mangakas stole ideas about the manga story from other people by giving them money. simple thought - (OH HOW I WANTED TO CHOKE HER NECK!!!!!!!)

As I read other people's posts, I think this. Most people don't relize that there are such things as a TEENAGEER anime. They all think anime is like Pokémon or YGO, little kiddie shows. geez.. they gotta watch FMA, Naruto, or others...
the_lightning_alchemist10
[quote]@the_lightning_alchemist10 i would kill him over that. Im not that friendly at school[/quote]
[quote]@the_lightning_alchemist10 - I would force him into a room and give him a lecture on how cartoon is differ from an anime. Holding a gun in his face at the same time.[quote]
I wanted to do both (I'm queit in class but out of class ppl are very afraid of me) but...there were to many witnesses...he tried something at the same level of retardesness the next week so (teacher was out) I smacked him with a manga a few times. He snitched, I got in trouble, I told him he was harrasing me by being annoying. didn't do a thing though, I just didn't get in big trouble.

[/quote]As I read other people's posts, I think this. Most people don't relize that there are such things as a TEENAGEER anime. They all think anime is like Pokémon or YGO, little kiddie shows. geez.. they gotta watch FMA, Naruto, or others...[quote]
ya ppl just don't understand that FMA, chobits, and other shows aren't designed for kiddies.

~*(Jaded)*~
Person From School : My ex-boyfriend watches it.

(I'm serious, this girl from my school said that) blink.gif
pikarocks
My friend's reason is "sometimes only the mouths move." dry.gif That happens in almost any American cartoon I can think of, but do I insult them for it? Noooo...
Carnal Malefactor
A lot of you need to find new friends, I can see. rolleyes.gif
animefangirl
QUOTE(blissful_ignorance @ Nov 7 2005, 08:45 PM) [snapback]310772[/snapback]

I think the immediate turn-off, and the most common reason people dislike anime is because of Kodomo or children's anime. Shows such as Hamtaro, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh give bad first impressions. People become prejudice against anime, and give into the idea that Kodomo is the only type of anime there is; even though there are so many genres they’ve never experienced. Such as: mecha, shōjo, shōnen and nameless others...

hey ,hamtaro is what turned me into an anime fan (i was 8 !)
2 years later was introduced to my first issue of shounen jump and started bieng a manga fan
Kit
*shrieks in horror* THE WORLD IS DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly met a girl (I still know her, I can't get rid of her) and she said (I quote her):

"I don't really like anime. It's kind of retarded."

Dear Inari-sama, god of foxes, had I known she didn't like anime, I never would have come near her. Now I'm forced into a friendship with her and I can't get out of it! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aside from that, my two very very very very best friends in the whole wide world are total anime fans. We've even devised something wh
~*(Jaded)*~
QUOTE(Kit @ Nov 11 2005, 06:45 PM) [snapback]312803[/snapback]

*shrieks in horror* THE WORLD IS DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly met a girl (I still know her, I can't get rid of her) and she said (I quote her):

"I don't really like anime. It's kind of retarded."

Dear Inari-sama, god of foxes, had I known she didn't like anime, I never would have come near her. Now I'm forced into a friendship with her and I can't get out of it! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't want to be friends with anyone who doesn't like anime? huh.gif That's dumb...
Only 3 of my (not that close) friends like anime.
animefangirl
QUOTE(Kit @ Nov 11 2005, 07:45 PM) [snapback]312803[/snapback]

*shrieks in horror* THE WORLD IS DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly met a girl (I still know her, I can't get rid of her) and she said (I quote her):

"I don't really like anime. It's kind of retarded."

Dear Inari-sama, god of foxes, had I known she didn't like anime, I never would have come near her. Now I'm forced into a friendship with her and I can't get out of it! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aside from that, my two very very very very best friends in the whole wide world are total anime fans. We've even devised something wh

hey im kinda stuck with this fat ass loser who only hangs out with me and my friends couse shes got noone else to hang out with (she was friends with tthese group of girls who got rid of her but she used to act mean to me and now she thinks of me as a friend)and she doesent know what anime is and loves inu yasha and thinks its the best (inu yasha isent that good tho)and also thinks family guy and futerama is anime AAhhhhhh i swear if if i hear it one more time ill go all fangirlish and start annoying her that souske is hot and showing her all the pics of him i have along with my souske obbsesed friend !

hadaguerrera
laugh.gif all mi frens (well not all) said that is strgeng, tat im crazi becaus the anime is not interesting, and things lik thaht but wen i sowit the likit ajajajajajajaja but all the reason are stupids wy thid didnt say i don lik but with a real rason ph34r.gif
~*(Jaded)*~
QUOTE(hadaguerrera @ Nov 11 2005, 07:18 PM) [snapback]312830[/snapback]

laugh.gif all mi frens (well not all) said that is strgeng, tat im crazi becaus the anime is not interesting, and things lik thaht but wen i sowit the likit ajajajajajajaja but all the reason are stupids wy thid didnt say i don lik but with a real rason ph34r.gif

Um, could you find and actually use a dictionary? Please?
Kit
Actually, I wouldn't mind the girl if she weren't so annoying. Her hating anime and looping it in with things that aren't anime makes me want to strangle her. I actually do have friends who don't like anime. Just my best friends like anime.
Carnal Malefactor
QUOTE(hadaguerrera @ Nov 11 2005, 10:18 PM) [snapback]312830[/snapback]

laugh.gif all mi frens (well not all) said that is strgeng, tat im crazi becaus the anime is not interesting, and things lik thaht but wen i sowit the likit ajajajajajajaja but all the reason are stupids wy thid didnt say i don lik but with a real rason ph34r.gif

Good god, if you're going to post on a forum where ENGLISH is the preferred language, please take the time to learn ENGLISH! mad.gif
Isabella
QUOTE(Zereena @ Aug 14 2005, 05:49 AM) [snapback]251279[/snapback]

heres one from a girl i go to school with-

"Whats Fullmeat alshimist? And inuwasha? Isnt that the crappy cartoons that are on around midnight? I dont like those things...They are so stupid."

thats an exact quote. I got so mad at her. The bad thing is shes a friend and i was staying the night. Forced her to watch it tho...


ZOMG! Good on to ya mate!!

A couple of idiotic reasons-
"I don't know japanese" (You obviously don't know good anime either)
"Pokemon is for kids" (I didn't day pokemon dumbass!!)
"What the hell is yasha-wo er whatever" (I seriously pitty you. {In fact this was said by my mother} )
"Japanese people are stupid" (Your stupid too.)
"It's gay and I hate Inuwaysha er whatever" (My bro said this and I kicked him in the nuts. Haha... laugh.gif )
"Robots don't exsist!" (Your brain doesn't either.)
"Anime is stupid." ( huh.gif )
Ed Elrich
QUOTE(Isabella @ Nov 12 2005, 03:33 PM) [snapback]313201[/snapback]

QUOTE(Zereena @ Aug 14 2005, 05:49 AM) [snapback]251279[/snapback]

heres one from a girl i go to school with-

"Whats Fullmeat alshimist? And inuwasha? Isnt that the crappy cartoons that are on around midnight? I dont like those things...They are so stupid."

thats an exact quote. I got so mad at her. The bad thing is shes a friend and i was staying the night. Forced her to watch it tho...


ZOMG! Good on to ya mate!!

A couple of idiotic reasons-
"I don't know japanese" (You obviously don't know good anime either)
"Pokemon is for kids" (I didn't day pokemon dumbass!!)
"What the hell is yasha-wo er whatever" (I seriously pitty you. {In fact this was said by my mother} )
"Japanese people are stupid" (Your stupid too.)
"It's gay and I hate Inuwaysha er whatever" (My bro said this and I kicked him in the nuts. Haha... laugh.gif )
"Robots don't exsist!" (Your brain doesn't either.)
"Anime is stupid." ( huh.gif )


Every thing she said and more.
Chiyo
As many of you have found

'Aint anime like Pokemon...which is for kids'
'Its a cartoon' (they all watch The Simpsons oddly)
'Isn't that porn?' (I have had this one so many times....)

But the other day I was in the Uni library and a girl saw my necklace and said 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. They were the only words of English she could speak and I felt ever so special.....everyone else thought we were eejits.
Ladymercury
Hmm, well, to the 'normal' viewer, technically we are a little bit too old to be watching cartoons, and sometimes, I'll sit back in my living room watching some anime and say ' wow, I can't believe I like this show and how old am I? '

So yeah, I laugh it off when someone downs my hobbies. Sometimes I laugh with Trekkies and Starwars fans make fun of anime, but I look at myself and say " I shouldn't be pointing fingers considering I probably think that their favorite band or show or movie or whatever is pure crap ".
animefangirl
that pokemon and yugioh comment is really typicl these days and ive heard it from kids as well as aduts so many times it isrnt even funny anymore,i mean poeple who doont live in asian-american communities dont know about it,i never knew what anime was until last year (i went to a elementry school in a russian speaking community were nobody knew what it was ,however in my middle school evryone heard or knows about anime) ,however ive always preffered anime over any thing else
Femalchemist
The people I know can't get past the fact that its a 'cartoon.' Never mind that adults write, create, design and market this stuff and make a ton of money - 'Its for kids!' That's what pisses me off. They never even try to give it a chance. The huge eyes or color of eyes and hair, there's always some reason.
Lauren Teh Pirate
Two of my best friends do not like anime because.... "Their eyes are funny looking."


...

Well, so are yours but I'm not complaining.
the_lightning_alchemist10
I few days ago my anme-hateing friend decided to make a list of what was wrong with anime this was how it went along:
Me: *reading Fruits Basket*
friend: *takes it* there is so much stuff wrong with this
Me: like what?
friend: big eyes
Me: *takes out another manga* shut up
friend: they only have a line for a mouth
Me: shut up
friend: they all cross-dress (refering to Ritchan from Fruits Basket)
me: WHAT!?!?!?!!!????!!!!! SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!!! *hits her in the head with a manga*
friend: OOWWW!!!!!!!!
me: baka

now she won't stop the list, so I'm gonna have to deal with it *sigh* help me, it gets so annoying after awhile

Jellybean
QUOTE(Chiyo @ Nov 14 2005, 10:57 AM) [snapback]314433[/snapback]

But the other day I was in the Uni library and a girl saw my necklace and said 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. They were the only words of English she could speak and I felt ever so special.....everyone else thought we were eejits.


That's adorable! XD Different cultures are intermingling...sort of.



I always think it's kind of cute when people mispronounce the names. Hey, sometimes I can't remember japanese names either. For instance, I don't think this one friend of mine has ever pronounced Inuyasha right. He's always like Inoshoya, Ishinayu, Ina--something. Closest he's ever gotten is Inayashu. laugh.gif

My mom's always getting all confused over it, too. One time she picked up my little Ichigo (Bleach) keychain and said "Who is this now? Edwin?" I guess she was thinking of Ed and Winry from FMA, since I have keychains of them too, but who knows.
Damascus
Arg, the most I've heard is, "Cause it's a cartoon."

Omfg, people, it's NOT CARTOONS!!!!!
asunder
QUOTE(Damascus @ May 9 2006, 11:43 AM) [snapback]392894[/snapback]

Arg, the most I've heard is, "Cause it's a cartoon."

Omfg, people, it's NOT CARTOONS!!!!!


It's a damn cartoon. GET OVER IT.
Popogeejo
Yes it is! Anime is still cartoons. Just well drawn and and written cartoons.
Deal with it.
There is no real reason to dislike anime just like here is no reason to dislike Black and White films. it's a style that comes down to personal prefrences.

To the uninitated anime can be very hectic and outlandish. Remember that when most people see animated owrk they think of Disney and Wonder bros. They don't expect to see charcters dieing or having deep philisophical overtones.
Compare the latest Disney animation to princess Mononoke and see the diffrence.

Thats why people don't like anime. It requires you to think.
Dark Alchemist Sakura
I asked a friend why she hated anime once, and she replied:

"because it's immature."

Um..... yeah.... Obviously, someone is not willing to try out new things. I even tried to bribe her to watch FMA sleep.gif Yeah I offered her 10 dollars to watch it, but she refuses to....
asunder
QUOTE(Dark Alchemist Sakura @ May 9 2006, 01:12 PM) [snapback]392947[/snapback]

I asked a friend why she hated anime once, and she replied:

"because it's immature."

Um..... yeah.... Obviously, someone is not willing to try out new things. I even tried to bribe her to watch FMA sleep.gif Yeah I offered her 10 dollars to watch it, but she refuses to....


most anime is crap. people pushing anime on other people is also annoying. respect other people's sentiments else you're just giving anime and the people who watch anime a bad name.
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(popogeejo @ May 9 2006, 11:59 AM) [snapback]392899[/snapback]
Thats why people don't like anime. It requires you to think.


Yeah, coz Azumanga Daioh was totli makin' me delve deep into philosophy. rolleyes.gif


QUOTE(asu @ May 9 2006, 01:26 PM) [snapback]392953[/snapback]
most anime is crap. people pushing anime on other people is also annoying. respect other people's sentiments else you're just giving anime and the people who watch anime a bad name.


wub.gif Have my babies?
Popogeejo
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QUOTE(popogeejo @ May 9 2006, 11:59 AM) [snapback]392899[/snapback]
Thats why people don't like anime. It requires you to think.


Yeah, coz Azumanga Daioh was totli makin' me delve deep into philosophy. rolleyes.gif


Some of the very Japanese jokes require reading! Also Azumanga is the exception rather than the rule.
asunder
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QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ May 9 2006, 09:46 PM) [snapback]392964[/snapback]

QUOTE(popogeejo @ May 9 2006, 11:59 AM) [snapback]392899[/snapback]
Thats why people don't like anime. It requires you to think.


Yeah, coz Azumanga Daioh was totli makin' me delve deep into philosophy. rolleyes.gif


Some of the very Japanese jokes require reading! Also Azumanga is the exception rather than the rule.



Super Milk Chan FTW

see this is the thing that starts it all...

People think all anime is superior to other cartoons. This leads for people to think that only intelligent people can watch or appreciate anime. This creates the anime superiority complex™. This only leads to a worse image of the regular anime watcher and anime in general by society.
Toby-Chan
QUOTE(asu @ May 9 2006, 02:06 PM) [snapback]392980[/snapback]
People think all anime is superior to other cartoons. This leads for people to think that only intelligent people can watch or appreciate anime. This creates the anime superiority complex™. This only leads to a worse image of the regular anime watcher and anime in general by society.


...

<3... You still haven't responded to my proposal.

(This not-acronym-saavy person's way of saying 'iawtc')
Popogeejo
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People think all anime is superior to other cartoons. This leads for people to think that only intelligent people can watch or appreciate anime. This creates the anime superiority complex™. This only leads to a worse image of the regular anime watcher and anime in general by society.


I know anyone can get into anime. It's these smug gits* who think watchoing foreing films makes them better than Average Joe.
Most anime films do require more attention and thought than most Disney flims though.
Comparing Anime to Western 'toons is like comparing Fantasy films to Mystery films. Both are good for diffrent reasons. Neither is better.

*I'm aware I'm becoming one.
asunder
QUOTE(popogeejo @ May 9 2006, 02:14 PM) [snapback]392988[/snapback]

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People think all anime is superior to other cartoons. This leads for people to think that only intelligent people can watch or appreciate anime. This creates the anime superiority complex™. This only leads to a worse image of the regular anime watcher and anime in general by society.


I know anyone can get into anime. It's these smug gits* who think watchoing foreing films makes them better than Average Joe.
Most anime films do require more attention and thought than most Disney flims though.
Comparing Anime to Western 'toons is like comparing Fantasy films to Mystery films. Both are good for diffrent reasons. Neither is better.

*I'm aware I'm becoming one.

i grew up on watching the random unnamed anime back in the 80s. Believe me, there's a plethora of BAD anime from back then.
"Most anime films do require more attention and thought than most Disney flims though."
The naruto movies? was any thought really required for them? wink.gif

I'd rather compare individual cartoon films/series. That would make for a better argument rather than lumping everything into "anime vs other cartoons"
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