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"Why don't you watch anime anymore?" they ask me.

Answer is simple, it seems I have lost interest for such thing because it was a complete waste of time. Or, it could be the excessive pet peeves I found.

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*The stupid one is the strongest

*A bishounen guy that every girl wants

*The whiny, annoying, and overall, mean or otherwise stupid, heroine of a typical shoujo manga.

*Hentai

*fanservice, which I find completely unnecessary

*le crossdresser

*the moe character that's just SO UBER CUTE .-.

*The woman with the ridiculous breast size

*The shy, damsel in distress that everybody wants to shoot with an AK rifle

*The serious guy who you can hit with a giant plank and wouldn't care

*Neko nya~

*~LordOfstamps: I hate those bishies that look EXACTLY like girls. Seriously,what's wrong with men that look like men?

*ZOMBIExBite: Recycled plot themes.
Re-used over. And over. And over again.
IT'S JUST SO ECO-FRIENDLY GUYS.

*~Warriorsrpgmembah: The high-pressurized blood.

*~ZurithePersistent : The cute nerd character

*~Blood-B0xer: The people have unnatural hair colours.
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Amber-02 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New member
Whenever theres some shoujo love anime going on, there always has to be this girl who does not know when to give up on the guy and will try so hard to screw up their relationship. Even after the guy says no or even sometimes the guy doesnt even do nothing at all! He just sits there and lets the chick do whatever the hell she wants. Like. bruh. do. something. ya. lazy. Seriously must every love  shoujo anime/manga have some over the top stubborn chick who cannot give up this one guy. I get it if she has known him and liked him longer but most of the time its when she barely meets him and is all OH hes cute I'm gonna spend the rest of my fucking life trying to get him to be mine and steal him from this chick. OK there are other cute guys out there, stop being a douche and find one that isn't in a mutual crush with some other girl. That just puts a huge setback on the entire relationship for like 5 episodes. I AM LOSING THE PATIENCE FOR THIS ANIME. What bothers me even more is when the stubborn chick does rude shit to her girl "opponent" for the guy and the opponent girl doesn't do nothing. CAN YOU JUST SLAP HER OR SOMETHING ANYTHING! But no she has to be all jesus like and just sit around feeling bad for her self while the other stubborn girl continues. Yeah it brings the 2 main characters together in the end but there are other ways to do that!

Also I don't like it when their relationship actually starts to get somewhere and the anime just ends! Like Skip Beat! It had such a different plot from the rest of them and it just ends! That frustrated me soo much. At least the manga is still going. And when the 2 lovers realize that they like each other and then they kiss and then the anime ends. After all of this one kiss and then its over. WTF. Kaichou Maid Sama did this. They finally kissed on the last episode and then that was it. I completely lost it.

Whats even worse is when the boy and girl are dense af. The manga/anime goes on and on and on because one of them can't realize oh hey maybe she likes me! NOPE they gotta be idiots. For gods sake I thought you were in high school or middle school. Hey chick you know maybe if the guy kisses you on the forehead then... i dunno... maybe... he LIKES YOU. Or if he always protects you and does all this stuff for you, it would not hurt to ask if he likes you. If he doesn't then just go back to normal and find some other guy to crush on. Or you know dude take charge! Don't sit around and make excuses. The worst thing ever is when he finally grows a dick and does something about it and then some magical force always comes in and ruins the entire thing! OK WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME. We have been waiting for those two to just get together already. Either someone walks in or some huge crash comes in outta nowhere! And then we have to wait for 50 more episodes for something like that to happen because now the dude backs out again. Then when he  finally tries again to confess, some force comes in and BOOM they go nowhere in their relationship. Or when they don't even realize that they like someone! In the manga Last game, it took basically 40 chapters for the girl to finally realize hey this is what liking someone is. BAKA BAKA BAKA BAKA.  I hate that sooo much. These characters should at least know how to tell if they are crushing on someone. Honestly. Just. Stop. That is why I wasn't a fan of Todoke ni kimi.

I think im just done with shoujo anime/mangas. I thought hey maybe they're alright, but I was soo wrong! Can there be other conflicts besides dense people or stubborn girls/boys :3? NO. there cant. The only ones that I found that aren't completely like that is bokura ga ita and lovely complex. I was really happy that those ones actually had different plots. 
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Amber-02 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New member
Whenever theres some shoujo love anime going on, there always has to be this girl who does not know when to give up on the guy and will try so hard to screw up their relationship. Even after the guy says no or even sometimes the guy doesnt even do nothing at all! He just sits there and lets the chick do whatever the hell she wants. Like. bruh. do. something. ya. lazy. Seriously must every love  shoujo anime/manga have some over the top stubborn chick who cannot give up this one guy. I get it if you have been trying to get this guy to like you for years but most of the time its when she barely meets him and is all OH hes cute I'm gonna spend the rest of my fucking life trying to get him to be mine and steal him from this chick. OK there are other cute guys out there, stop being a douche and find one that isn't in a mutual crush with some other girl. That just puts a huge setback on the entire relationship for like 5 episodes. I AM LOSING THE PATIENCE FOR THIS ANIME. What bothers me even more is when the stubborn chick does rude shit to her girl "opponent" for the guy and the opponent girl doesn't do nothing. CAN YOU JUST SLAP HER OR SOMETHING ANYTHING! But no she has to be all jesus like and just sit around feeling bad for her self while the other stubborn girl continues. Yeah it brings the 2 main characters together in the end but there are other ways to do that!

Also I don't like it when their relationship actually starts to get somewhere and the anime just ends! Like Skip Beat! It had such a different plot from the rest of them and it just ends! That frustrated me soo much. At least the manga is still going. And when the 2 lovers realize that they like each other and then they kiss and then the anime ends. After all of this one kiss and then its over. WTF. Kaichou Maid Sama did this. They finally kissed on the last episode and then that was it. I completely lost it.

Whats even worse is when the boy and girl are dense af. The manga/anime goes on and on and on because one of them can't realize oh hey maybe she likes me! NOPE they gotta be idiots. For gods sake I thought you were in high school or middle school. Hey chick you know maybe if the guy kisses you on the forehead then... i dunno... maybe... he LIKES YOU. Or if he always protects you and does all this stuff for you, it would not hurt to ask if he likes you. If he doesn't then just go back to normal and find some other guy to crush on. Or you know dude take charge! Don't sit around and make excuses. The worst thing ever is when he finally grows a dick and does something about it and then some magical force always comes in and ruins the entire thing! OK WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME. We have been waiting for those two to just get together already. Either someone walks in or some huge crash comes in outta nowhere! And then we have to wait for 50 more episodes for something like that to happen because now the dude backs out again. Then when he  finally tries again to confess, some force comes in and BOOM they go nowhere in their relationship. Or when they don't even realize that they like someone! In the manga Last game, it took basically 40 chapters for the girl to finally realize hey this is what liking someone is. BAKA BAKA BAKA BAKA.  I hate that sooo much. These characters should at least know how to tell if they are crushing on someone. Honestly. Just. Stop. That is why I wasn't a fan of Todoke ni kimi.

I think im just done with shoujo anime/mangas. I thought hey maybe they're alright, but I was soo wrong! Can there be other conflicts besides dense people or stubborn girls/boys :3? NO. there cant. The only ones that I found that aren't completely like that is bokura ga ita and lovely complex. I was really happy that those ones actually had different plots. 
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Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Not to mention a lot of anime and manga reminds me a little too much of angsty Mary Sue fanfiction to be enjoyable.
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sonikkuruzu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The phenotype stereotype (e.g. showing a character is American by giving them blonde hair and blue eyes)
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zamorok13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
another annoying thing is tsundere type females that can launch the main character thousands of feet (even in non super powered anime) yet in any situation other than abusing their friends they are completely useless. and in those super powered anime, the main character will just take her shit despite being however hundreds of times more powerful they are since main characters are ALWAYS over powered
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kurohalca Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The fact that most artists' drawing styles follow the same basic "big eyes, unnaturally coloured shiny hair" principle and there are almost no characters who look like their actual ethnicity. I can understand if it's fantasy in a whole different world, but to have a gang of Japanese people with big blue eyes and purple hair etc. is just annoying.

I learn Japanese and am trying to get up to reading novels in the language and was suggested several light novels to read, but no matter who illustrates them they're all in the same darn generic moe style, and if the setting is realistic with no supernatural things going on whatsoever it's really hard to suspend my disbelief when a character is described as having unnaturally coloured hair and eyes.
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Trollgirl1996 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The bread in the mouth, the annoying girls, the shit girls do with their finger when they're embarrassed, (no one does that), the annoying high pitched voices from the main characters, the way girls runs, (you know with their arms really close to their torso). NO GIRLS RUNS LIKE THAT, not even the girliest of girls. And there's more.
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TheFluffyRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
They literally are neotenic creatures xD
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Planken Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When their heads become damn large....And or they become like dolls. I just cant stand it....
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Horrorandfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I have a love/hate thing when it comes to anime.

I like some of it and some of it i hate.

I have nothing wrong with girly men , but why make them look like girls.
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Chibifangirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Somethings that you listed I don't mind, but thats just me. I like fanservice, because I have a dirty mind. However I find it really strange if the charcters a pre-pubesant as in girls haven't gotten their period yet or guys that don't even know what sex is. (I'm looking at you Nanoha, and Negima) If the fanservice is appropriate then I consider it acceptable. I don't like "We have to make a panty shot every ten secconds or the audience will get bored." (Rosario+Vampire) Because that is called senseless fanservice. Also what bothers me is thigh high skirts, are you trying to get your panties shown or are schools in Japan just strange? I've seen real school girl unifroms in REAL japan and they are not that short.

Physical appearance I don't mind too much. I don't like most moes because there is 90% no plot except lets make it cute. I don't mind weird hair colors though. Its anime, its not real life. A hair color in anime is symbolism instead of cheesy artwork. Sakura Haruno who has pink hair represents the naive girly girl, Nadoka Miyazaki has purple hair and represents the timid girl who hides herself from society. Asa Shigure has green hair and represents an ubeat friendly and motherly character as well as a tomboy who flirts with the male lead.

Shyness I don't mind either. I have never ran into a character that was so shy it was annoying. Now there is one character who is socially awkward and annoying her name is Chisame from Negima. I don't like her not because she is distant, but she is a bitch and doesn't clean up her personality. I'm glad she isn't a main character.

Bishonens and bitchy main heroines are annoying. Big boobed lady doesn't bother me that much. Why? Its character and not appearance that matters to make a character good. Tsunade from Naruto is a great character and her rack is huge. Blair from Soul Eater may seem like a slut but she isn't. She is just too fun to actually want sex. I don't think she would rape a minor like Kid or Soul. Now if the anime is based on boob size (Eiken) then I find it annoying.

What bothers me in most anime is a common problem in Magical Girls, they are all the same, not counting Madoka because it doesn't have that sterotype. We have the stupid leader, the cold girl, the hot head, the shy girl, and the girl who didn't take her ADD medication this morning. (Pudding from Tokyo Mew Mew) Or in the Sailor Moon's anime's case, they have no personality that are different besides Usagi's stupidity.
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SinfulHeaven Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Hey, I learned some life lessons from watching anime. Mosty of the martial arts variety:

+ All americans are blonde, regardless of your race/skin color
+ Ninja are obligated to keeping themselves unmasked and give strangers full information about themselves...Even though as a ninja giving yourself away is a great way to get captured by a rival ninja clan where you'll be interrogated and tortured.
+ Martial arts mastery requires fierce conditioning and years of practice...to which you'll accomplish in a few days, even though there are smarter, stronger, and more hardworking fighters around you that would've done your training method had it been a legit viable option.
+ Being "stronger" automatically means that you are also faster and have superior reflexes. Technique? FUCK THAT.
+ Everyone who matters can transform.
+ No matter how badly someone is bludgeoned to death, they will still look good enough to have an open casket funeral.
+ Anytime you go apeshit and tear people up a young girl will be crying as they hug you from behind begging you to stop.
+ The cool guy hates it when they have a bunch of girls all over him...even though if he seriously wanted to be left alone he would just tell them to fuck off.
+ In an argument, whoever can win in a fist fight is the one who is right, because civility never solved anything.
+ Bad guys' strength determines how evil they are. A godlike jaywalker is far more evil than mere-moral puppy kicker.
+ Big guys are always weak...except for Broly.
+ When you fight your rival/nemesis, you're going to get at least one flashback during combat.
+ Full-on speeches in a middle of a fight are A-okay, because that wouldn't be a waste of your breath which would make your attacks and movements weaker due to the lack of breath over time.
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zamorok13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
also in a full on fight an enemy will always wait for you to stop talking or finish some long, drawn out speech/flashback before attacking
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SinfulHeaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Oh and if you're a bad guy, you can pretty much do whatever the fuck you want to as long as it's not your overall ultimate goal:

- Awaken from your many year slumber? Yep.
- Shake off the rust with some target practice in the form of murdering innocents? Check.
- Murder one of the hero's best friends? Well what are villains for?
- Go on some long winded profound speech about your superiority and dominance over mankind DURING A FIGHT? Oh, they'll be patient.
- Steal the magic artifact that will either help you or the hero in your/their overall goal? Either it's gonna get stolen or it's gonna get broken, so you'll be doing it a favor.
- Transform into your ultimate form whenever you're losing? Not only is it encouraged, it's almost demanded.
- Celebrate your transformation in the kind a way that's akin to a nuclear holocaust? Why the fuck not.
- Defeat and kill the only person stopping you from reining over the all forms of life and possibly any inhabitable planet yet to be discovered? Sorry pal.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Kid/adult pairing together in all fandoms. It pretty much speaks for iteself.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Itself sorry.
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Darkerilussions Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The homoerotism?

Theres a reason the Ho yay page in Tv tropes is THAT big.
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BaconMagic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
When the characters blush, there are a bunch of red lines appearing on their faces. This drives me crazy.
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goombablood Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
The way characters overreact to the smallest of situations as if the entire world is going to end. It would be nice if only ONE of the show's characters did that rather than the entire freaking cast! I already get enough of that shit in real life thank you very much.
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Another thing that drives me nuts, the *boing-oing* sound of any girl's oversized breasts in an anime. Boobs don't make that noise when girls move or something bumps into them!
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Weresquirrel94 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about impossible anatomy and nonexistent gravity? :) That kind of falls into the same category for me, at least with women with ridiculous breast sizes. :) Every female character seems to be able to twist her spine without breaking(!) enough to give us a full front view of her breasts AND her butt. While their breasts look like a pair of balloons filled with helium.
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
All the useless monologues and unnecessary dramatic hand gestures that serve no purpose and do nothing for the plot (if there even is one).

Also because the main characters are always ridiculously overpowered :grump:
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toontown2001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Evil blondes or dumb blondes.
The nerd or smart one is the weakest.
Loners are freaks of nature.
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
How about the ones that are based entirely on toys and card games? In my opinion, out of all the crappiest of Japanese cartoons, these are the worst, living up to every steryotype the genre has generated, plus some other additional peeves:

First off, the narrators at the beginning of each episode of these shows are super-annoying and sound like they took a huge dose of crack. I once sat through the first few minutes of "Beyblade" with my little cousin and the narrator was speaking so fast, so loud, and so obnoxiously that I simply couldn't keep up with what he was saying, and all I got out of it was that they were in the middle of some epic battle with that week's ultimate rival (I think that's about all there was to it, actually...)

Second, and probably the worst one of all, is the worlds these shows take place in, or, more specifically, the fact that these worlds have developed their entire economy, culture, and civilization around whatever toy or card game they're based on. Apparently in these worlds ten year olds are kicked out of their homes and forced to challenge every person they meet in an over-epic game of (insert toy or card game here), and if they lose, OH, IT'S THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, PEOPLE!!!!! (Doesn't that teach kids to be super-sore losers?!) And apparently these same preteens have to eventually challenge some pompous, steryotypical supervillian hellbent on using (said toy or card game) to somehow conquer the fucking universe for no good reason, and only the show's main character can stop him because that main character is the Chosen One selected by the gods of these toys and card games. I sincerely apologize to any fans of these shows, but I honestly can't see how that kind of a plotline is even remotely close to being believable!

Third, those hairstyles! Talk about tacky! I mean, really, I'm cool with people having strange hairstyles to express themselves, but this is fucking ridiculous! Those hairstyles are way too over the top, especially when you concider their daily activities. And I'm not sure just how many of the animators of those shows though about it, but have you noticed just how ugly and messy those hairstyles seem when you see them in real life instead of in pen and paper? The outfits are often just as tacky, if not more so, (although some of those outfits ar at least reasonable).

Honestly, I believe that (1) at least some of these franchise shows are not Japanese but American, done in an off-the-mill anime style and (2) the creators of these shows have no passion for creativity, expression, and overall fun that is the heart and soul of a good cartoon, but rather for money. All they care about is money, and convincing all the stupid kids in the world to buy their shit and give them more money. It disgusts me when cartoons do that, especially since it gives all other animators a bad name as well as the people (like myself) who strive to be in the animation industry to express themselves and tell a good story.

Personally, I love SOME Japanese anime, but the genre has been defined not by the good shows rich in story, setting, and character development like Cowboy Bebop or Dragon Ball Z, (although DBZ is a little over the top sometimes). As a result, I am very picky when it comes to Japanese cartoons, and I would really wish the Japanese took a little more effort in making their cartoons. Americans need to take more effort, too, but the Japanese especially.
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
The dark/mysterious/loathing bad boy who is revealed to have a heart of gold by some overly-cheery female protagonist. Yes, I know it's in Western animation too, it's just something I see in anime ALL THE TIME.
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YumetheNikki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Schoolgirls.
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LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
How about shows that force you to listen to the peanut gallery of side characters explain every move in a fight to you or reaffirm how strong and/or fast everyone is?

Or the annoying squeaky magical pet thing that always ends it sentences in a nonsense word like "nya" or "chu" or something?

The desperate attempt to always have the villains be sympathetic by showing us their entire backstory in a flashback right before they lose or die? Bonus points if all their hate stems from it being a family member was mean to them/was killed.

The female love interest never being a badass, and always either being a healer who gets kidnapped and turned helpless or a petulant tsundere character who spends half her time beating up the main character and the other half swooning over him.

Just a few I saw you were missing.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, remember Snarf from Thundercats? or the Smurfs for that matter? or Strawberry Shortcake's quirk of inserting "berry" into her sentences?

different deal, but same shit.

and female characters are just being poorly handled everywhere, shame about that
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LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Completely agree, I hate those characters too and they annoy me all the same. What's your point? We aren't talking about animation, or cartoons in general, or if anime is worse than western cartoons. We're discussing which things in anime specifically annoy us. Just because Western cartoons do it too doesn't mean it isn't somehow less annoying when anime does it. Seriously bud is your going to try so hard to defend anime can you at least do something besides bothering everyone on here with the same complaint of "the West does it too"?

Also if we are going to make that comparison, you're referencing shows from the 80s and early 90s while I can reference shows made a couple years ago and right through for a couple decades prior. The west thought that was annoying, the Japanese think it's adorable.
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*The emotionless deadpan girl
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yet again, something that isn't specific to anime.

Wednesday Adams (from the movie versions of Adams Family anyway)
Mandy (from the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)


jebus, what is going on here.
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's right! They exist in anime too, though ;)
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that, it's just that... if you're gonna talk about problems with anime you should stick to problems specific to anime

if you're gonna say you dislike a restaurant because there are too many people... well, that's not something specific to that restaurant is it? that's a general trait of ALL public spaces. Try talking about, I dunno? The FOOD?

That's all I get from this journal.

Also that one dick honker who keeps giving me shit and keeps missing my point and accusing me of whiteknighting anime should just shut up and take the giant pulsating knot until he prolapses -___-
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand your point, but still, anime shares most of its traits with cartoons. It's pretty hard to "split" these two, don't you think? What one has, the other does too.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
some of these cliches listed here aren't exclusive to animation tho
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, so? They still exist in animation.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cliches tend to exist in books, in video games, in our heads, and in movies and a whole lot of other things

so why would they only bother you when they're in animation?

if your problems with an ENTIRE MEDIUM boils down to a few particular cliches that are pretty universal and widespread in all media...

Yeah, I'm fairly sure there's something a bit OFF about that, that's all that's bothering me about the way people are going about this whole thing here at all
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grievousfan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Shit, son. I think you've replied to pretty much every single comment on this deviation, so I'm pretty sure we get your point by now :lol:
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I'm done now. not gonna come back here
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PoesRaven1990 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...The fans... the second you attack anything remotely anime they turn into snarling beasts!
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UmbrellaUnrequired Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Writer
I think the problem is not these stereotypes, but the way how the mangaka uses them, blah, blah... you already know this. But anyway... won't the creator have the guts to try to go beyond these stereotypes and make we trust in their characters?

Ok, that's enough. Let's go to the point: It's hard to tell from which story is the character. Because most of them have the same hair or eye style, sometimes with those damn hair exits, etc.
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Lidius-Arcanriz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Yaoi...
Eeeghh...
And the Yuri..
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Blesses Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually covered most of the reasons I don't watch anime anymore.
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I think we all know what anime nowadays needs...


* The black guy
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Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True dat bro.
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
uh huh, yeah.
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A number of some of the cliches/tropes listed here with are prevalent in Western animation too, you jackass! Save for the Moe thing. That's a totally Japanese kinda thing, because they regard "cuteness" a bit differently from the way non-Japs do.

Speaking of Western animation...

*during the 90s? insufferable fucking shithead protagonists

*during the 80s? was particularly sappy, conformist and awkwardly moralistic (which the first thing is in fact a glaring overcompensating for)

*Western animators are the ones who practically pioneered ALL THE bad/time-saving animation tricks, mind.

*is responsible for why nobody thinks "cartoons" can be watched by anyone who isn't a drooling infant

*is responsible for the aggravating trend that any cartoon that isn't for kids is gonna be a cavalcade of senseless toilet or dead baby humor

*Western animation made "for girls" is, save for a few exceptions, glaringly sexist and terrible. It makes the assumption that they're going to be weaker than boys or need to all be nice and shit.

*MOST Western animation that isn't episodic assumes the audience is too fucking dumb to remember any or most of the previous episodes.
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Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, hey, no need to get hostile. Alright? It shows your so easily to butthurt about your precious anime.

Yes, there are some pet peeves in Western anime also, but that isn't what this rant is about. And I never said that Western anime was superior to that of Japanese animation.

So I think your in the wrong rant because I am just simply listing flaws in the Japanese animation. Now tell me, is it wrong for me to state a flaw or tell my opinions?
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HedgehodgeMonster Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm facepalming at the fact you somehow didn't realize that most of these cliches existed outside of Japanese animation as well.

I'm also going to express my opinion that seeing another dumb "Anime sucks because X" that doesn't acknowledge that other regions/genres/classes of animation don't have their own issues makes me want to choke small animals.
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Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhum. I think I am, in fact, fully aware that Western cartoons do have flaws. But your argument, unfortunately, is irrelevant towards the said topic. If this journal was labeled "Flaws of Western Cartoons" or "List of Popular Western anime pet peeves" then things would be less complicated, no?

I do agree that Western animation has come across a lot of flaws that also have a long history of bad and good shows.

While I do appreciate your feedback and respect your opinion, what makes me sad is that you would take it so personally that you'd go as far as insult me for opposing or shall I say it, "insulted" anime. Which is actually very unnecessary and quite rude.

And no, you may think I probably hate anime. I don't. But the way I see it, you may have misinterpreted my intentions for the journal. Don't get the wrong idea.
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