Anime: do you love it, hate it, or just tolerate it?

@AmbiePam (48611)
United States
July 21, 2007 7:10pm CST
I can remember a time when anime wasn't a huge deal. Now days it is everywhere! I don't personally watch it or get into it, but I know a lot of people do. So do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you just tolerate it for your kids or another reason? Or, have you never even heard of it?
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
22 Jul 07
I hate it, hate it hate it. I can't stand the freakishly big eyes they seem to like all the time. It just looks crappy and cheap to me.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
I like anime but the old anime.I don't like this new stuff out. there's no substance to it anymore
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I guess I would have to be familiar with the old anime to know the difference between now and back then.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
Frankly speaking, I have not heard of it until now. Even after looking up at the dictionary, I still cannot figure out what it is.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
LOL, bighead, what are you? born yesterday? You seriously never heard of "anime" It's spreading all over the TV like a virus. "smirks"
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Don't feel too bad. I had seen it, and still didn't know what it was. But it seems to be all over MyLot, so I figured some people liked it. I just haven't tried to get into it really. It doesn't look interesting, at least not to me.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
Nah, bighead is a good sport. He wouldn't mind me smirking at him, lol!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jul 07
My nephew is into it but thankfully nobody else in my family is. I tolerate it when he is visiting otherwise we don't watch it. Not really interested in it. I just don't truly know how a kid can get into that stuff.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jul 07
by anime I meant that we don't like pokemon and digimon and shows like it or those cartoons that fight and stuff. the ones with the big eyes ans weird expressions most the time and you can't understand them half the time. My little sis does watch dora,spongebob,wonder pets,blues clues stuff like that..and I have on ocassion watched futurama but can't stand south park and those others.
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Yeah, I knew you meant anime and not animation. I guess the mind of a child is never going to be fully understood. Maybe children are supposed to like things adult DON'T like, just to make life more trying, LOL.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 Aug 07
To me if it is animated then it is a cartoon..lol I am sure that is how a childs mind works. If parents don't like it then its something they gotta watch for themselves then they like they get hooked...
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
Hello Ambie, how are you now? I'm just going through my email notifications and saw yours. This is actually my 2nd post and it's almost 1 AM already. I'm not really into this anime thingy. I don't even remember when it started and who created the name "anime." I only noticed that anime is getting more and more popular that sent the younger generations wild with it. I neither hate nor love it. It's a good thing my girls are not into those stuff. I can't really understand what is it about the anime that fascinated the younger people nowadays, lol!
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
1am! I hope you got some rest later on. I think anime started in Japan, at least I know it began in an Asian country. I think it was Japan.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
Thought so too, ambie. The anime mostly have characters of Asian origins. Plus the language used were also in Japanese. :)
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@tantal25 (839)
• United States
22 Jul 07
i guess it depends on the person on how they see anime. but for me, i like watching animes of my choice. there are some anime that i dont really like to watch, and there are couple of animes i loved watching.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
all too true. you have to see good anime to like anime!! if you see bad anime, you'll hate it.
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@tantal25 (839)
• United States
24 Jul 07
exactly! well i guess better watch animes that you just like...
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• United States
30 Jul 07
Gosh, I haven't watch Anime in so long... I miss it, but I hear anime isn't really the same anymore. Even if it were, I really don't have the time to watch it. And Ambie, if you ever want to get into it make sure you try watching the original voice overs too (the ones with subtitles) because some people don't like the crappy english dubs (I happen to be one of them) so no Cartoon Network for me (unless its american made like Futurama)
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
30 Jul 07
That's a good tip. Especially about Cartoon Network.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
26 Jul 07
Hi,AmbiePam! Most memory of my childhood were related to anime,if there was no anime in my life,I couldn't imagine how tiresome my life would be! The first cartoon I had watched was "Tom and Jerry".This is an American cartoon. Anime is a word from Japanese,in Japanese,this word means "cartoon".The first Japanese anime I had watched was "Sailor Moon".When I was a primary school student,this anime work was very popular between students.My friends and I made effort to collect everything related to this anime,such as pencil-box,cards,notebooks.Then another anime appeared in my life,that was "Slam Dunk".Partly to say,this work was a well-known anime in China,I have never encountered someone who didn't know this work. Later,I found that I became an Otaku.Otaku is another Japanese word,it means "fans" in English.But this word is more seriously than fans.It often means somebody who are drunk in anime.^_^ Finally,I just want to say:life with anime is wonderful!
@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Thank you for your response. I enjoyed reading your take on anime. : )
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
24 Jul 07
It does not float my boat, it never has. It is a fad that I hope goes away real soon.
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I tend to agree with you.
• United States
24 Jul 07
I have heard of it...but I have no idea what it is.
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Count your lucky stars, LOL.
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
That really depends on what kind of anime it was. There are animes that we would surely love. Most especially the anime movies. There are some violent anime and these are what I do not like. I wont even tolerate them nor let my kids watch those types of anime.
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Anime gets pretty violent? Shows how much I don't know about it. : )
24 Jul 07
Anime is awsome its a part of everyday life for me I was brought up on Old anime such as fist of the north star, Guyver, Crying freeman, the 80s-90s anime but when i look at todays anime some of it is really good some can loose abit depth in story if the anime is like 200 odd eps but some are still worth the watching my fav animes Naruto bleach Trinity blood Hellsing devilman
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Sounds like you are very knowledgable about anime. : )
• United States
24 Jul 07
i dont like to watch the shows with it, but i do like to draw it :)
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Oh, you can draw it? That is cool!
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I know many people who love anime and just go over the top with it but for myself I don't like it one bit. The characters all look the same with just different hair or clothes. The eyes are over big and they just seem 2 deminsional to me. I have seen some that are decent but most just seemed to be massed produced copies that are thrown together.
@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I think that is what it is. It looks cheap. There is a lot of it on TV, and I'm not even tempted. The quality just doesn't appeal to me.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
23 Jul 07
I don't like animes in general, but there's one I love more than anything: Dragon Ball Z. See the "dbz" in the end of my username? Can you guess where it came from? :) I don't even know why I like it, since I don't like any other anime, not even the ones which are kind of similar to Dragon Ball. Who knows? ;)
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
23 Jul 07
That's pretty interesting that you like one specific anime show, but none other. You're just very selective, LOL.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I am responding from my e-mail, so I haven't read the discussions yet. But I don't know what anime is! Is it a TV show?
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
It is a type of cartoon that came over from Asia. It can be movies, or TV. It took me a while to figure out what it was. I wish I could give you an example, but I just don't watch it. I see it on TV, but since I don't care for it, I never stopped to look at the name of the show. It almost looks like comics come to life.
@gberlin (3836)
22 Jul 07
The first anime I saw was back in the late 60s. It was called AstroBoy. It was a different kind of cartoon and I watched it quite a bit. Then it disappeared. Now I see Anime and it reminds me of AstroBoy. I am not into Anime. I don't hate it but I don't read or watch it either. My kids are adults and they have not expressed any interest in it either.
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
No one I know likes it either. But then it is all over the place and I wondered just who DID like it.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I watch Naruto and Dragonball Z, but that is really all I get into. I only started watching them because of my husband. He got me hooked on those shows. I know several people who are really into Anime, but I'm just not there yet and I probably won't be. Of course, I also said I wouldn't get into the ones I do watch.:P
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@AmbiePam (48611)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I have gotten hooked on things I said I'd never watch too. When someone asks you to watch it with them, it is easy to get hooked since you want to spend time with them as well. : )
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
22 Jul 07
There are some that I have watched and liked and there are ones that are just tolerated. My hubby is a big anime fan he loves watching them and owns alot of anime movies. There are 2 that I acually really like one is called Appleseed that is definlitly a good movie and the other is Final Fantasy something it is the newer one and it has something to do with the sony games. But as far as the anime cartoons there are a couple that the kids like that I cant stand Nurato (sp) is one of them.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
long live appleseed! i love that movie!! it is soo cool!
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• United States
2 Aug 07
i'm not crazy about anime but i did use to watch dragonball z. Other than that i can not think of anything else. Pokemon was really big when i was young but i just never got into it.