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applewood  ·  196 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

What are some other shows on that list?





Cumol  ·  195 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I usually watch anime and some of my reccomendations are all-time bangers that are well known :)

For relatively short series, death note, tengen toppa Gurren Lagann, mushishi, attack on titan, cowboy bebop, samurai Champloo

Longer anime tend to lose their edge with time. The o ly one I still enjoy is One Piece.

applewood  ·  195 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Longer anime tend to lose their edge with time. The o ly one I still enjoy is One Piece.

You're the second person to tell me this recently. I'm kind of curious what makes them lose their edge. Do the stories just meander and drag on or does the storytelling get more sloppy? Or do you just kind of lose interest in the characters?

While I don't know if it's technically anime, Netflix's Voltron series was pretty frustrating to watch. As the series dragged on, plot points were often abandoned or rushed to be resolved, character development was often any combination of forced and unnatural, abrupt, or non-sensical. On and on I could go. In general, it felt like starting out the writers had a clear vision for where they wanted the story to go, but by season three, they were starting to say "Eh, whatever. We guess these ideas will work."

Cumol  ·  62 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The main issue that most of then have is that they seem to keep the show running just to keep it running. This leads to many filler episodes (see Naruto).

Another "longer" show that is amazing is Hunter X Hunter.

It takes a break and the mangaka makes only 10 chapters a year, but it stuck to its "no filler" nature and it feels like a high quality work.

Currently watching it.

applewood  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The main issue that most of then have is that they seem to keep the show running just to keep it running.

That's something I'm pretty familiar with actually, as that happens a lot with Western Comics too. Sometimes, titles just need a rest, if only for a while. Coming back to a character after they've been on hiatus for a while can make them feel new and refreshing again.