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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1388 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"?

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Go Pikachu!!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineTimbo From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

I agree with LOT767-300ER, I hate it when kids wear those Japanese shirts with the Japanese letters!

User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Most oh them are funny!

It's true that they don't have any quality, the caracters are all similar, but I think it's better than an all computer made cartoon like toy story.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1044 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.

User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1031 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).

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1031 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!

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

There is no metal or rock in a soap opera, and no doubt their plots are just as bad or worse. Not to mention the acting/animating. Just don't watch it and don't worry about it.

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Speed Racer  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Dude i do not worry about it but when i see some dude walking in front of my face in the hallway with a big japanese symbol im pissed because i have no idea what it means, maybe its offensive!

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

I hate Japanese cartoons!


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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Dumb Dumb Dumb!

User currently offlineDoomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1008 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.


User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 999 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.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 988 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?

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 983 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.

BH346



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User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 976 times:

It's not really a "fad" where I am from. Mostly only the computer geek-ish types watch it, all the others call them "anime lovers".

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8016 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 968 times:

However, if you want to see decent Japanese animation, I suggest you watch the following:

The Vision of Escaflowne
Cowboy Bebop
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Saber Marionette J
Princess Mononoke
Kiki's Delivery Service

All of these are well-written, wonderfully-animated TV shows and movies that are way above what most American animators can do.  Smile


User currently offlineTG 612 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Forget them !

I don't know why, but some Japanse have a funny taste, we in Germany have a nice expression for that,
I don't know the english expression, but we call it

KITSCH !

Maybe it is far beyond kitsch  Acting devilish

But taste is always different, some like fish some like meat.

I like a girl (or two) and a beer (or more)  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 956 times:

does Kitsch in german mean litterly" crap or a waste" because thats what Kich means in Polish.

User currently offlineCrjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 961 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.


Thou shalt mind thine altitude,lest the ground reach up and smite thee.
User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 951 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  Smile) shirt.

User currently offlineCrjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 942 times:

You're right. It is "Ghost in the Shell". Nevertheless, a good show all the same.


Thou shalt mind thine altitude,lest the ground reach up and smite thee.
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 941 times:

I don't necessarily like them, but the worst ones always go to US, and the good ones are shown in Japan and Europe - because of sexual content that's too hard for conservative public to take  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 949 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
29 LOT767-300ER : Its fake!
30 VirginFlyer : Well, on the subject of shirts, its not just Americans wearing random Japanese... In Japan, random English is all the craze. Often it doesnt really ma
31 Vafi88 : I love DRAGONBALL Z it has quality that is 15 times better than those American ones and plus that they have a fact of realizing that no matter how muc
32 LOT767-300ER : Are you suggesting that Dragonball Z is better than Bugs? Did you mom drop you a couple times when you were young?
33 Bombstar : I agree that anime is pretty stupid.
34 Pacific : I think Bugs Bunny is aimed at the youngest audience. The genre is also completely different so it can't be compared with Dragonball Z, and all cartoo
35 Corey777 : DragonballZ, Pokemon....welcome to the USA--made in Japan. Corey777
36 Hawaiian717 : A lot of this has probably been said, but I feel like jumping in anyway. A lot of the American bias against anime comes from our perception that carto
37 Us330 : Hawaiian717 sums it up. My favorite Japanese cartoon would be Princess Mononoke
38 An-225 : Lot767-300ER, that was an unnecessary personal attack. What the hell is your problem? Vafi88's preference of the cartoons might be a bit different fro
39 Vafi88 : No I'm not suggesting that DBZ is better than bugs, but I like it more than bugs. No I haven't been dropped on my head by my mom, but I'm sure your mo
40 Pacific : I loved Hawaiian's post! He sums up the differences very well. I'm not the best at analysing and putting it into words and explaining. Some people may
41 Samurai 777 : Hawaiian717 said it all about anime better than I did, far better. Anime, while fairly popular, isn't always everyone's cup of tea! Everyone's entitle
42 Hawaiian717 : One thing I forgot to mention in my post (I did write that at 2:30am...) was that I do not speak or understand more than a few simple words of Japanes
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