Japanese entertainment: What the hell happened?

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  1. Hyperglide

    Hyperglide Enrolled at Synth-a-holics Anonymous

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    If you finished XV then you wouldn't think this. It's one of the best written games.

    Emo =/= emotional
     
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    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Watch Your Name from a year or two ago. Really good.
     
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    This is quality stuff. Lots of tension and drama. And the sound effects.
     
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    anime has always sucked
     
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    Today's kids have different tastes compared to yesterday's kids. I had a bunch of children try out Lufia II on the SNES. They swore that the remake is better. Such crappy tastes...

    One Punch Man was borne out of a web comic. Such media is good due to the fact that it establishes a fan base without much financial input, unlike the newer AU Gundam series nowadays (Universal Century, Best Century!).

    This process weeds out the so-so, but not all are sparkly: Gate, thus the JSDF fought there was an anime boo-boo.
     
  6. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Disarming Posting

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    I think its the same as any other media in that the vast majority of it will be mediocre and a lot of anime fans were/are really just people interested in general culture more than qualiy but still I think there clearly have been some great films made from the late 80's to mid 00's period, not nearly as much since though.
     
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    It's just me. I never connected to the style growing up.
     
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    I think there is something to this unfortunately. When I got into anime, fanservice was a rare easter-egg type thing that content producers would drop into the property like spice on a meal.

    Now it seems like fan service (to wit, boobs) is essentially the major selling point, to the degree that it's a rare popular anime that has absolutely no ecchi elements at all. I tried to get a guy I work with to watch Kakegurui and he couldn't make it past the overly sexualized bits in the Netflix trailer. Which is a shame because the gambling elements of the show IMO could have stood on their own.

    While in the west it seems like the business model typically tends to chasing mass market appeal, in Japan it seems as though a lot of content producers have decided to chase the dollars of increasingly fractious and idiosyncratic special tastes. Every customer isn't a pervert or weirdo, but increasingly those types seem to be the ones spending all the money...
     
  9. Which Doctor

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    Was anime ever big in Port Colborne? It just sounds wrong in my head.
     
  10. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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    "Serious" anime was never as popular as people imagined. Anime is pretty much a vehicle for merchandise and it's just more blatant these days
     
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  11. CoolB

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    No clue. I moved here from Toronto 15 years ago.
     
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    Why there? Joey's Pizza?
     
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    Japanese game shows are the craziest.

    They have guys trying to do kareoke while getting handjobs and shows where fathers creampie their daughters.

    ON TV
     
  14. CoolB

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    Joey's is long gone. Maybe even before I moved here but I still hear about the legend of Joey's pizza LOL.

    For me it was cost of housing. I bought a house here with almost an acre of land for 120k. I couldn't have rented a janitors closet over a year in Toronto for 120k.

    I take it you spent some time in Port Colborne. Hopefully it was here and not in Welland LOL.
     
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    Princess Mononoke was the highest grossing film in Japanese history when it was released.
     
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    80s anime was good too.
     
  17. Which Doctor

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    Had a branch of the family that all lived in Pt. Colborne. All dead or moved away I think. It was summer drives, backyard BBQ's, and Joey's Pizza. Also something about a steel or iron plant.

    Cost of living in Toronto is nuts.
     
  18. CoolB

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    You're thinking of Inco. They refined nickel in Port Colborne from 1918 - 1984.

    Quoted from an article:

    Inco emitted nickel oxide into the air from its 500-foot smoke stack, mostly before 1960. Inco acknowledged it was the source of the nickel particulates found in the residents’ soil. In March 2001, approximately 7,040 residents brought a class action to recover damages from Inco for what they perceived was a decline in their real estate values attributed to Inco’s earlier nickel refining operations.

    On July 6, 2010, a trial judge determined that Inco must pay $36 million to the landowners.

    Just saying but I bought in the country side out of town LOL.
     
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    Everybody gets $5,300 CDN, and cancer. <mma4>
     
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    Umm no. 1/2 the story was completely cut and now they cancelled the DLC it's never getting released. FFXV is plain bad. Magic is pointless, story is crap, sidequests are shit. It's just a bad game that was never finished
     
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