LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
Lately here in the USA there seems to be a craze of Japanese cartoons wheter its Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Gundam Wing or whatever people are going nuts about them! Personally i see these so called "cartoons" as crap! The images don't move they dont come near the quality of American cartoons such as Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse. They have really stupid plots for cartoons and some are even disturbing! What do you guys think about these so called "cartoons"?
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 974 times:
Even though I don't wear those shirts, how do you know I/we don't know what it says? Some people out there know other languages than english. Also, about the cartoons, if you don't like them, deal with it. They're there and you can't do anything about it. There are probably hundreds of shows on tv and radio I could find "stupid" yet, I choose not to waste my time, and instead find something I enjoy.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 961 times:
I hate Japanese cartoons (Anime, Japanimation, whatever you call it). I do not see what is so great about them, they are BORING, it's impossible to sit through one, I guess thats why they appeal to a certain set (namely, computer geeks).
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 961 times:
This is why your on my respected users list Delta! Flyf15 no way man you think an average kid off the street knows what 20 of those signs he has on his chest mean? Yea right!!!!! mostly no other kid except of japanese orgin knows japanese! Some people know other languages but ill bet $100 that maybe only 1 in 10,000 knows what it says on the shirt! Those stupid cartoons, they dont even move and there is no music to them! For gods sake you cant have metal or rock in cartoons like dragonball z, thats just stupid!
Doomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 938 times:
LOT, are you saying that you don't like what you don't understand? If so, prepare yourself to hate a lot of things in your life.
You should learn to be more tolerant of different cultures and ideas kid. Life would be so much richer for you if you did.
SQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 929 times:
Well, I at one time was obsessed with pokemon, in 7th grade everyone was playing with the game so I got it for game boy. I was then wacthing the show etc. but I never got the cards. In 8th grade I moved on with my life and threw the game away. So far I am in 9th grade and I havent played with it since or wacthed the shows.
One of my friends is obsessed with anime and when he got infatuated with it he hung out with another crowd. We seldom talk now.
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 918 times:
No ddomfox i hate when some wannabe cool looking person wears these clothes just to look cool and not realize what he is wearing, one time in my school some girl was wearing a nice looking shirt with a couple japanese signs across her back, what she didnt know is that it said litterlaly "motherf*cker". She got caught by a japanese biluangal teacher. This is a problem dont you agree?
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 913 times:
Yeah, I can't see what's so great about anime. I agree that is is lame and low-quality. Also its annoying that anime fans always think I'm weird because I don't like anime. But I don't care, I don't have to watch it, I just ignore this anime craze. Its probably just a fad that will be over with in a year.
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Crjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 891 times:
First of all, I think it unfair to call Japanese animation crap because DragonballZ and Pokemon don't stack up to classic fare such as Bugs Bunny. Saturday morning and after-school T.V. cartoons in general have been steadily going down the toilet for years now. To compare most any cartoon made today to the greats of yesteryear is bogus. In addition, I agree with Ray in that the true strength of Japanese animation lies with the feature-length movie and not with the half-hour toy commercials we see on television. Movies and featurettes such as Akira, Ninja Scroll, Fist of the North Star, Patlabor:Mobile Police Force and Ghost in the Machine (and many more) are adult oriented sci-fi/fantasy/adventure tales and are not meant for the Scooby-Doo set.
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DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 881 times:
I did watch the beginning of an "adult anime". I think it was called BioHunter and the beginning was a sex scene. And isn't it "Ghost In The Shell"? I have heard of a videogame with that title. Today in school there was a kid wearing a Neon Genesis Evangelion (whatever that is ) shirt.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 879 times:
There's good anime and bad anime - it depends on how it's made and how you view them. RayChuang is right - the best Japanese anime are the full-length ones such as Princess Mononoke and Ghost in the Shell, not those Saturday morning cartoons that kids watch while inhaling bowlfuls of Lucky Charms. Here's another good full-length one you guys haven't mentioned: Wings of Honneamise. I like this one, too.
I've seen both Ghost in the Shell and Princess Mononoke and they're pretty good in the script and animation, which is generally better than the kiddie crap that Americans churn out and others spurn. Then there's some out there that are absolute crap and utterly badly dubbed (unfortunately, Japanese is apparently a difficult language to translate, or so I have heard).
I have seen how North Americans often view cartoons as something only for kids to watch and not to be associated with sex and violence, but the Japanese and Europeans to a degree will have a different view, though.
Yes, there are indeed adult-oriented anime shows out there, some of them pretty hardcore in terms of sex like La Blue Girl (That is definitely NOT for those under 18!), or quite gruesomely violent such as Akira and MD Geist.
There's a major reason why the Japanese have come up with so many anime films - they don't require nearly as much money as a live action film to make. And they don't have to deal with the same problems as Hollywood producers have with actors/actresses. I've been to an anime festival held in Edmonton - and while there were a lot of so-called "computer geek" types, they weren't the majority of fans attending. Most of the fans were pretty much your average teen or young adult, some with kids. I don't know about the present anime craze being a true fad - maybe it is, maybe not - the festival keeps getting bigger every time I go there - and it is in its fifth or sixth year this year this June.
25 RayChuang: Folks, I think a lot of problem with American perception of anime is the fact that what you see on American TV is often poorly dubbed or heavily censo
26 Pacific: I'm lucky enough to understand both Japanese and English. I find that the ones I watched have more colour and are drawn in more detail. It also feels
27 Seb146: Anyone know if Sanrio will be making Badtz Maru animated features? I know they have Hello Kitty on video. For the record, I don't care for anime, but
28 Ryanb741: Also, the popularity of comics in the Far East is incredible. My wife is Thai and whenever we go back to Bangkok she stocks up on all these comics (an