/ANIMETA/ General Thread discussing, analyzing and criticizing anime from the meta perspective of Capitalism, Media Culture (Industry) and Socio-Economics & Politics.77 posts and 34 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
No shitflinging, drama, bad faith or baiting posts (e.g. "Trap is transphobic" or "Muh shounen trash" or "(all) Anime is misogynistic"). Keep it cool comrades.
Animation: Treatment of Animators Thread >>617
Leftist Anime Content: Communist Anime Thread >>1417
Communist Anime Girls Thread >>964
Miyazaki Thread >>469
Anime Hot Takes >>1993
so-bad-it's-good animu >>2551
Sources and Questions: Questions and Answers >>4229
E-celebs/Social Media: Ani-tube >>3128
Story Ideas: /WYOA/: write your own anime thread >>4263
Shounen complaint thread >>3200
Weeb-Otaku-/jp/ thread: /weaboo/ >>4715
Basic topics and questions: >Is anime bad/stupid/boring or good/smart/interesting? >Is anime inherently a reactionary/capitalist product or can it be a communist or pro-communist one? >What Tropes and archetypes are good or bad? >Will anime be produced under socialism? Could Japan have produced anime if it had become a Soviet State in the Cold War? How would anime look like or differ under socialism? >Why are nearly all weebs and otaku right-wing or radlibs? Why are they so cringe and self-entitled?
What sort of information would we add to it?
This is pretty cool and a good idea, kinda like leftypedia. >>14174
brings up a good point, what should be added? Plot summaries? Leftist analyses etc?
That honestly was sort of a half-joke, but yeah it could be done.>>14174
Basic data that hasn't been filled in like author information and episode intros, multimedia such as topic-relevant pictures to enrich the pages, little corrections here and there, and if more ambitious whatever pages the Portal has on the to-do list could be a few simple tasks? There are probably guidelines over there available to follow and random menial duties to complete if these aren't suitable.
Addition of "leftist anime analysis", even though obviously the meme of "neutral nonpartisan objectivity" is a delusion, is not that good of an idea in this situation because the "environment of an encyclopedia" bestows an aura of objectivity, even if illusory, and to grant that upon some capitalist countries' imageboard shitposters' opinions or even a more prestigious source is undesirable. Leftists probably cannot even agree on what our takes on the Gone with the Wind
franchise should be. And to try too hard to frame popular media, from the currently majority bourgeois culture industry, into "leftist analysis" comes off somewhat liberal and immature in a way. Again, this should just be predominantly very ordinary work, like summaries of episodes or spinoffs and such.Plus the administrators might suspect vandalism and haul out the bans.
you shouldn't get into anime you should just fuck off instead
Do you have an argument
Because what I’m hearing is “I know your right but because I have nothing to say I’ll insult you than confront my dying community and the industries god awful practices”
literally none of this is exclusive to "current" anime lol
op is a faggot
What the fuck is the difference honestly?
You kind of have to dig for it these days but there are occasionally gems.
What are you into?
Most contemporary media in general is pretty awful.
Anime that don’t contain the above problems or grown ass women that sound like toddlers
>Flowers of Evil
OP, it is with a heavy heart I must say that u r mr gay
>Tell me again why someone new to anime should join the community
if they are like you i'd rather not
>>15348>>excessive amounts of pornography
I watched that in junior HS, it wasnt very captivating, guess I wasn't ready for it yet.
it's about office politics, geopolitics, starting a career and young adulthood, and the fallout of unrealistic dreams colliding with reality
it's seinen, targeted at college student and older males, not really something most teenagers would be into
OP's problem is that he watches shonen for middle schoolers and gets mad that they aren't seinen when he should just google seinen anime
Not true. Anime is way too toned down in order to make it on TV. Anime is almost always censored compared to its source material.
and that's a good thing, unfortunately looking at YGO for example they've toned this down as well
What does that mean?
>character designs that are overdesigned
Not enough if you ask me.
>why should you join the community
You shouldn't. You should have friends. You shouldn't take a single element in life and 'join' it. Read books, watch movies, shows, go outside, do a plethora of things. This catch-all 'anime' is cringe.
It's just boring. Don't worry man. Just watch what piques your interest. There will always someone with less life experience telling you how amazing a certain anime is. That doesn't mean it isn't a valid opinion to hold that it's boring.
>>15368>>dogwater>What does that mean?
I assume OP means those eyes animated on top of the hair or the general trend of less defined facial features.
meant to reply to >>15369
Anime is all about having perspective. Know what it is and what it isn't. OP blaming an anime for using color is stupid.
another fucking recommendation thread (dont pretend that isnt what you wanted faggot)
Yeah. I think anyone that started recing things should be banned. I don't think he wanted them honestly.
>>15348>>excessive amounts of pornography >>rainbow haired characters with the goofiest hairstyles in existence >>dogwater attention to facial anatomy >>character designs thatre either overglorified BDSM gear or look so out of place you’d assume it’s your ingame avatar in a cutscene during an important moment in an RPG
All these sound like good things.
No no no no no! You have to be a social conservatism or else you're a le redditora man!!!!
my favorite genre of High Internet Intellectualism is when someone complains in broad strokes about media and accidentally reveals they’ve only been consuming content made for teenagers
Apply yourself. OP is wrong but not because of your sudden broad generalizations.
>sudden broad generalizations
Who is she? She's a real looker.
Do Japanese teens want to get away from their society that badly, or are the LN writers simply too lazy to do stories that aren't isekai? Have consumers not gotten bored? Is anime gonna get less popular paradoxically as it becomes more mainstream?
>>15555>Do Japanese teens want to get away from their society that badly<or are the LN writers simply too lazy to do stories that aren't isekai
Both. Isekai can be good but it lends itself to shitty cheap and no-effort 'writing' and its popular because people seek to escape their reality, especially in the socially repressive capitalist society that Japan has. >Have consumers not gotten bored
They liked [X] product and so after they finish it, they want more of the same, trying to recapture the excitement of the first time they read such a story, that's the reason many popular Isekai play on some kind of twist like Konosuba or Shield Hero. >Is anime gonna get less popular paradoxically as it becomes more mainstream
Being mainstream makes it have more general of an audience, but the Isekai trend is going to die down as the consumer market gets oversaturated and people become tired of no-effort schlock.
I hate isekai as much as the next person but in the west you never see the few good niche isekai getting translated.
There's certainly something to be said about Hollywood and superhero shit and their infantile impact on people, but some of this shit is kinda going to the extreme other end out of pure contrarianism.
Mf quoted Phil Greaves
This is in relation to >>15348
the last tweet was the only good tweet
most of the porn is guro or jailbait and not milf porn
Why do anime fans have such low standards when it comes to anime?
lot of them are poorly written garbage with writing that is even worse than your average children's cartoon or anime
Yet they think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread
Is it literally only because it looks pretty?
>>16758>Why do anime fans have such low standards when it comes to anime
Because it's become mainstream and computer graphics are much easier to do than the old 2D hand animation as a result Japanese anime series can be practically spammed and the effort into making them is almost zero, especially since very few good western cartoons are being made in the past 5-7 years.
- Have become easy to mass produce, and a glut of cheap Light Novels means that nobody needs to bother hiring full-time writers
- High demand means that people are going to eat up even shitty products en masse
- lack of competition by Western studios in terms of animated series (and movies TBH) means they dominate the market. >Is it literally only because it looks pretty
IMO it doesn't even look all that pretty anymore, not like in the earlier decades, but yes, the cutesy big-eye moe-shit is attractive to terminally infantile and/or terminally online NEETs that are steadily becoming the majority of the First World (i.e. areas of significant US influence). >they think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread
Because they have shit taste and anything to escape from their pointless reality is better than trying to self-actuate or do anything of meaning in their lives.
>>16756>most of the porn is guro
I wish that were true, there's very little animated guro
You judge me for wanting to watch fictional characters die yet you want to watch me die. Curious!
I'm actually going to live until I'm 90 and I'll be watching little girls get split in half by chainsaws all the while
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