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2014-02-01 04:24:10 PM  
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Glitchwerks: Aren't overly obsessive fans a problem in every fandom?


To a degree. But the real danger is when a fandom lasts for too long, because eventually the industry creating the object of desire becomes full of members of the fandom. Whether it's comic books or anime, when these industries began they were naturally propelled by bright sparks of imagination. That drew consumers to them and made them successful. But they've been around for so long the people who developed and fostered these things died, and now a small subset of the consumers buying these goods, members of the fandom, are in charge. Since they're mindless fans they've enshrined the past practices and ideas and what they make is just a poor imitation of it. All they add to these industries is their own adolescent fanfiction ideas and fetishes. "I want Batman and Wonder Woman to make out. No I don't care if that doesn't make sense. I'll retcon everything." And no one gives a shiat about that crap so these things slowly die as the fandom circlejerks its way out of existence.
2014-02-02 12:00:02 AM  
2 votes:

mongbiohazard: Arumat: sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

It's an older series, but you might want to check out Outlaw Star.  It's somewhat similar to Cowboy Bebop, but with a bit more of a Star Wars flavor (aliens and magic added).


Oh yeah, almost forgot Outlaw Star... That's a great older series too.


I've been dying to watch "Gundam Wing" again; not a real fan of the Gundam series by that series stuck out brilliantly for me.  I should watch "Outlaw Star" again as well to see if it's aged well.

NeoCortex42: /Outlaw Star caused me to have the same reaction to the name 'MacDougal' that MST3K caused with 'Mitchell'

I'll also second Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  Ideally, you should watch both series.  The first series did a much better job fleshing out the characters early on.  Brotherhood really skimmed through the beginning stuff since it was repeating a lot of notes from the first series at that point.

Other series worth checking out: Full Metal Panic (second series is entirely comedic, so skippable if it's not your cup of tea),


FMP was farking brilliant; FMP: FUMOFFU was hi-lar-i-ous (it really makes no sense in terms of FMP and it's sequel FMP: 2nd Raid, but it's a great side story nonetheless).

R.O.D. (The 3-part OVA and then the full TV series).

This; kinda important to watch the R.O.D. OVA first because a lot of the references/callbacks in R.O.D the TV will go over your ahead if you didn't watch the OVA.
2014-02-02 12:05:35 AM  
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: Trocadero: I was trying to make a dumb Naruto joke, but this shiat's too good not to share.

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HAH!

I was thinking of recommending Naruto, but I ultimately decided not to. By the time someone new to the anime thing would be ready to watch it they'll probably already know about it. And the thing about Naruto is there's soooooooooo many goddamn episodes, it's been being made for so long, and so many of them are completely worthless filler arc garbage.

When Naruto sticks to the manga it's quite good, particularly the recent Shippuuden episodes (ep. 322 with Madara was freakin' awesome). But for long stretches when they're giving the manga time to put out more issues it can be brutally bad. When I know it's a filler episode I pretty much just skip it every time. Few are worth your time. It's a great series when you skip the filler though.


Seriously, I can't get into Naruto and I stopped watching Bleach because they got too damn long AND started going with filler.

Highly recommend "Fairy Tail". HIGHLY.  If you loved "The Slayers", you will love "Fairy Tail"; it's a little more serious by the funny parts are awesome and you'll love everyone involved in the story.
2014-02-01 09:58:59 PM  
1 votes:

sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.


Samurai Champloo - directed by Shinichiro Watanabe after Cowboy Bebop. It's very good.
2014-02-01 09:51:59 PM  
1 votes:
sn0wblind:
as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Similar in plot, or similar in style?

A lot of people who like Cowboy Bebop also like Trigun.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is very good. Near-future sci-fi exploring the question of "what is human, anyway?"

Other styles and types, but still good:

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a favorite (you might want to start with its parallel show, "A Certain Magical Index"). Gets kinda dark in the "Sisters" arc, though.

If you want to explore a bit, try Crunchyroll. They have some great stuff, from pretty much any subgenre you'd like.

Hulu has a huge selection, but a lot of it needs a Hulu subscription to access.
2014-02-01 09:41:41 PM  
1 votes:

sn0wblind: as a non-anime watcher, can anyone suggest quality anime similar to cowboy bebop? i found it fantastic...but tried naruto/bleach/one piece and found them obviously geared towards children and disinteresting.

Samurai Champloo

is made by the same guy, and is just as good.  Death Note is also incredible, and had me binge-watching against my will like it was Breaking Bad or something.  As for movies, don't miss Paprika.  It's the most amazing piece of animation i've seen in my life.
2014-02-01 06:03:26 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to take this opportunity to say that Outbreak Company is freaking awesome.

/don't play a "call out the reference" drinking game with this one
//you WILL die of alcohol poisoning
///third slashie for my fellow anime fans
2014-02-01 04:01:05 PM  
1 votes:
Aren't overly obsessive fans a problem in every fandom?
2014-02-01 03:59:15 PM  
1 votes:
Hayao Myazaki is the alpha and omega of anime, there are none that compare. After he's gone, there will never again be good anime films.

The thing about Miyazaki's films is that they're full of heart. Sadly none of the other anime filmmakers ever figured that out...
2014-02-01 03:54:38 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not even that big on anime and I'm sad at how moe is destroying it.
2014-02-01 03:38:24 PM  
1 votes:
Uh. Yeah. Otaku doesn't mean the same thing in Japan as it means in the US. Article's author is dumb.
2014-02-01 03:28:44 PM  
1 votes:
Comic books have the same problems.

Undertalented fanboys are running he two biggest companies in the industry, writing and drawing material that would barely be passable as fanfiction.
2014-02-01 12:07:57 PM  
1 votes:
Makes sense... their fandom draws them to the industry but doesn't necessarily mean they have the talent needed.
 
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