At 10/8/12 08:02 PM, Wonko-the-Sane wrote:
It's not that I lost interest in anime, but that I lost interest in this club, as others have stated, if you hang around in this thread for too long it gets stagnant. Well actually, I have kinda lost interest in anime because nothing recent seems interesting to me. Most of the newer stuff I hear about seems aimed at younger girls.
I lost interest in both for a long while. This club mostly just due to the lack of diversity. Mendou has talked to me in the past about getting involved with the community of MyAnimeList and I've thought about it. Thought about dipping my toes into BakaBTs community but I've been glancing and some members are a bit over bearing like a good lot of the members of this club were in their youth.
Actually got back into anime for the most part thanks to Hajime no Ippo. I watched both series, the OVA, and the movie. Might pick up the manga too(shit, probably will). Got caught up with Hellsing Ultimate last night and started Yakitate Japan! after years of wanting to see it.
Watched the Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc as well. The storyline differs from the original anime and overall... the character animation is poor. Comparing the background art to the character animation is like a flawed cut diamond to a fresh puddle of crap. The backgrounds are gorgeous and the character animations really help to support my opinion on the animation.
At 11/4/12 06:05 PM, Wonko-the-Sane wrote:
So I've been watching Dragon Ball Kai lately (because Dragonball Z is nostalgic for me) and I got to thinking about some of the lessons the Dragonball series teaches, such as "hard work pays off, but people with natural sill are going to have a head start."
The 'Natural Skill VS Hard Work' debate sometimes makes people disheartened about trying something new. Just the fact of the matter that if you keep at something it's going to pay off sooner or later. Just depends on how much time and effort you are willing to put into it.
Granted this is a show aimed at younger boys, so it's fairly obvious about this, but I thought maybe we could get a discussion going about the morality and ethics of various anime. At the very least it's a break from the tedium of "I watched (insert anime here) what else should I watch?"
If you think about it most shounens are like that though: Be good and good will come to you/Work hard and it will pay off/etc... Could say that shoujous are the same but just towards girls. Get the boy/man child/romace or most Moe shows these days.
The more interesting ones to see are geared towards a Chaotic Good or a Lawful Evil. Gives a break from the 'goody goody' so to speak. Like the protagonist killing for the right cause even though others don't see his point of view or the mad man killing off everyone to cleanse the world.