I don't know if they're shitty or obscure, but the majority of the anime I watch are pretty old, 80's and 90's usually, and some 10's It's kinda painful to think how much effort might have been put into them, or how loved they might have been, but now they're completely forgotten and tossed away and how indicative of their age they may be(usually 00's anime), I don't know why those thoughts come sometime.
>>23683 Not OP, but it's pretty entertaining and the art style and animation is unique, even when trying to imitate American 00's cartoons. The main characters might be a major turn-off to some wizards, but the major draw-in is the crude humor, and it's still an old favorite of mine
I'm just absolutely amazed how anime of today is so radically different in style and format from anime 10-20 years ago. Something made in 2008 has more in common with something from 1998 or even 1988 than something from 2018. I feel like the characters have become really unbearable and annoying in a way they never were before.
>>26515 >Something made in 2008 has more in common with something from 1998 or even 1988 than something from 2018. No, you are clearly exaggerating wa too much. General anime stylistics were pretty much streamlined since early 2000s. 90s had a very different style. Haven't watched anything from the last several seasons yet though. But I doubt 2018 anime is so much different from, say, 2016.
>>26515 Everything is CGI now + anime is no longer usually inspired by real life stuff, instead otaku make anime based on their favorite anime or hentai artist and other otaku get the same idea and so on, like an ouroboros, resulting in rainbow-haired abstract personification moeblob succubus/trap with an annoying irredeemable personality #8717263955
>>26520 Or even better: go watch tv dramas with le realistic cast. That'd be up your valley. In fact, many normgroids in anime fandom eventually fucked off to watching movies and dramas, so it's not like the path isn't well-trodden.
>>26526 Nice projection, normgroid. Seriously tho, try out some tv series. Not even necessarily Japanese. Like Doctor House, for example. Or Game of Thrones. I can guarantee it will be rrrright up your alley. Very mature and with real-life inspirations, lol.
>>26560 Well now that I understand OP's point I'd say that he's the one showing off by boasting about how little he knows of modern trends when pretty much no one here cares about modern anime anymore as proven by the amount of posts about 80s and 90s anime.
>>26552 I know it ISN'T obscure but this post is the first mention of Haruhi I've seen in about 5 years. It's a shame because it was an alright series with a lot of spin-off content, but kids getting in to anime now will probably never end up indulging in it.
>Do you ever watch shitty/obscure/forgotten anime just for the hell of it? All the time. Currently watching a show called Those who hunt for elves. The first season was abysmal but the second one has gotten the hang of the jokes, tone, and animation/budget limitations.
>>23425 Me and most of my household loved how silly that show was. Mom hated it and thought it was incomprehensibly dumb though (she wasn't wrong). Didn't even care that most of the jokes were Japaneses puns that didn't translate at all. The whole thing was absurd and the nonsensical puns that didn't translate just added to the charm.
>>30129 I remember being a big fan of Ranma when I was young, that series used to be pretty big in my country, to the point that they even sold stuff like coloring books of it. Its a pretty fun series, but drags on at times, specially when they focus on Happosai who is really annoying.
>Do you ever watch shitty/obscure/forgotten anime just for the hell of it? That describes a 1/3 of what I watch. The other 1/3 is random well known stuff that took me forever to get around to. And the last 1/3 is stuff actually made in the last couple years.
>>23684 >The main characters might be a major turn-off to some wizards To me, the characters capture the way succubi behave in my very specific corner of North bay California. I have never seen it depicted accurately in any other form of media. It's kind of endearing because of its familiarity.
>>23424 >Do you ever watch shitty/obscure/forgotten anime just for the hell of it? I used to, back when torrenting wasn't dead and private trackers actually had open invites. I still keep up with a few of the translators that have been collecting weird OVAs and shows since the 80s, like skaro. That being said, I don't think we should associate all the old stuff with being "forgotten", especially if it's something like Ranma or Excel Saga, both already considered to be cult classics. Any type of preserved animation that was made with cels and acrylic paint will eventually be in a museum. As for the digitally animated schlock of today, not much of it was culturally relevant, but I assume stuff like madoka or maybe even episodes of ekoda-chan will be put behind a digital glass wall in a cyberseum some distant day in the fyoocha.
>>36614 >nostalgiacuckery I said most, buddy. I'll give anything a chance. This season alone I've watched a couple series… hated most of them, but Odd Taxi, Yokai Watch and Gloomy are okay. But if my opinions on the actual quality of animation irked you, that is a statement I'm afraid I cannot take back. We all know traditional hand-painted animation is better my friend. I know studios will never go back to inhouse animation, but if everything from now on is going to be toonboom, motion rigged 2.5D rigamarole, can cartoons at the very least, get a little more creative and experiment with some mixed media?
>>36630 >We all know traditional hand-painted animation is better >We No thanks! I'm not interested in huffing my own farts for meme purposes. Digital is the superior medium and allows for considerably wider range of atmosphere, tone, and creative direction, while vastly cheaper and faster. It's objectively better in all ways. Cry foul all you want, but I couldn't care less about the opinion of some failed normalfag who couldn't cut it.
>>36653 >Digital is the superior medium >vastly cheaper and faster >I couldn't care less about the opinion of some failed normalfag who couldn't cut it "Failed normalfag", where did that come from? You sound more like a TV producer than a wizard. Digital is superior because it's cheaper? I have a feeling you eat a lot of McDonalds
>>23424 Not really sure what qualifies, been listening a lot to japanese radio variety shows the past years and they bring up shows ranging from the stone age til current season in a way that assumes it's the most common of knowledge.
Caught up with Patarillo a while ago though, it was fun as hell.
>>36653 I like the way fist of the north star (the series) looks better than any other show and I wish all anime looked like it. so I guess I prefer hand drawn. I don't really care about the art/production aspect whatsoever, it just looks cooler.