T-LAB – The Legit Q & A (Round 2)

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L-L-Legit! You are now reading a new article of the Legit Animation Blog!

Today’s new post is Round 2 of the Legit Q and A, where people at itstailtime.net ask me questions and I get the chance to answer them back in a post. If you like to ask me any questions related to animation, cartoons and comics in any future Q & A posts, you’re welcome to go to the forums at itstailtime.net. I’ll surely answer them whenever I got the time to do so. Just don’t ask me things that have already been answered or post your questions here.

I’ve only got one question for Round 2 for the Legit Q and A, though that’s okay because it gives me the opportunity to answer the question in detail to expand the post more. Well that being said, let start off Round 2 of the Legit Q and A!

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goldenguy43 asks:

Why you dislike Anime? In my opinion, Animes are great and they’re getting better throughout the years.

My Answer:

“Hold it right there goldenguy!” 😛

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I personally wouldn’t say I hate or dislike Anime at all. In fact, I’ve watched lots of Anime back in high school and my early years in college in the late 2000s. Heck, some of my inspirations when coming up with original concepts has a few inspirations from some Anime series and films. But now that I’m getting older, I can’t sit patiently watching a new Anime series that has a total of 1000 episodes in its entire series.

Yeah, I know there are some series that are less than 50, 20 or even less than 10, but I don’t really have the time to sit through watching an Anime TV series that you mostly need to follow the episodes in the right order and clearly pay attention to it (unless they are told in a misadventure structure/fillers). I guess I just grew out of that fan base, but not entirely.

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The one thing that I do appreciate Japanese animation that it continues to do animation in traditional cel shading quality, whereas most animations from the west are relying CGI or flash programs to do their animation nowadays, not that is a bad thing. As much as I like the details and painting quality on the backgrounds and environments in Japanese animation, the movement and the designs on the characters is one thing I kind of cringe on depending on the quality style of the Anime TV series or film.

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Seeing characters out of proportion with sharp forms (especially on the faces) doesn’t really intrigue me right away like many Anime fans would go crazy for. Although, Animes with distinctive forms and styles like Hayao Miyazaki’s work or the late Satoshi Kon’s work for example might be something that I can appreciate more in terms of artistic qualities that comes from Japan. It really depends on the art style or animation quality in the TV series, feature film or even video games with an Anime look to them. Just don’t expect me to be a Weeaboo or Otaku fan and start speaking Japanese to you in a very cute voice. That’s just not my style.

Speaking of the Anime fanbase, I somewhat had to give Anime a huge break and step away from the community for many years due to a few reasons.

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I felt like some of the people I’ve met back in high school and early college years were treating Anime like it was Jesus Christ or something. If you made fun or opinionated negatively about Anime, J-Pop, or anything from that fanbase, some fans will literally give you the f***** cold glare. Even to those who aren’t interested in Anime one bit! Plus there was even a time where I got so butt hurt on things that was related to Anime, which made me realized how uptight and intense I got when people or even friends of mine criticized Anime. So I had to stop that horrible attitude and give it a long break. Now I’m aware that there are cool fans and a**hole fans in every fan community, no matter what you like.

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I also wasn’t allowed to put Anime styled pieces in my portfolio when I studied traditional art in my first college (that is when I liked watching Anime at the time). Western colleges don’t accept them unless you’re really talented with that style and have some learning skills from western art and design combined (though colleges mostly accept observed worked with very detailed designs). It depends on the college or workplace itself.

Heck, I know someone who would drew Anime styles so well the first time I met the guy in the first college I went to. Now that he combines comic book and Anime styles uniquely in his digital paintings, he got himself well known as a comic book artist. But the things that I draw outside of itstailtime.net would not be drawn in an Anime appearance. I just prefer old western cartooning as my artistic inspiration more.

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The one thing I avoided the Anime fanbase for a long time were the perverted fans fondling over fictional characters. I know that can happen in any fanbase community and we do have our share of weird dream fantasies, but most of the creepers in the Anime community makes it completely obvious.

Once again, not every fan from Anime does this and I am aware of that now. During my experiences in fanbase conventions, I heard moments where perverted guys would take photos of girls in revealing cosplays, but they would take the photo underneath girls dresses and skirts. This happened to someone I know one year and one of my friends literally told off the guy to delete the photo right away. Thank god he deleted the photo in front of my friend with respect because she got easily pissed off about it and a good reason why. So lady cosplayers who are new to fanbase conventions… dress carefully!

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I may not have the patience to watch an Anime TV series now nor can’t get into many Anime content these days, but there are some media with this international animation style and creativity that I can somewhat appreciate. Such as… *breathe in gasps of air*

Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Samurai Pizza Cats, Kirby: Right Back At Ya, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Chrono Trigger, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Manga, Kingdom Hearts Manga, Sailor Moon, Super Mario Bros: The Mission to Rescue Princess Peach, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop the Movie, Chrono Crusade, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Howl’s Moving Castle, Wild Arms, Harvest Moon 64, Pokemon (first season), Fullmetal Panic, Trigun, Digimon (first and second season), Generator Gawl,

And-I’m-sure-there’s-more-but-that’s-all-the-Anime-style-content-that-I-can-appreciate-at-this-point!

*breathes out*

In conclusion, I don’t loathe Anime 100%. I’m just not crazy about it than in the mid and late 2000s. However…the series Attack on Titan has gotten my interest lately, so I’ve been enjoying watching that series whenever I have the time to watch it. So, there you go!

goldenguy43, I just answered your question!

LEGIT!

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That is it for Round 2 of the Legit Q and A. Did you agree with my article? Or do you believe I should appreciate Anime more? 😛 Feel free to ask me questions through the itstailtime.net forums to make Round 3 happen in the future. Thank you all for reading this article on the Legit Animation Blog.

LEGIT!

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