Older anime are better?
December 22, 2012 5:52pm CST
There are only few recent animes that are really good. That is why I seldom watch anime recently. I still think that old animes are far better than the new one. But there are only very few new animes which I can consider really good. Do you think older anime are better than the new ones? Can you recommend new animes that are really good?
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23 Dec 12
I think that way too. The animes from back then were more intense, the characters have more emotions although the art wasn't totally that good. Have you noticed that most of the animes today are recycled ones from the animes of back then? They just copy the story, modify it a bit, base characters from old anime but place them in better looking anime characters, etc. I miss the old days! I used to watch animes everyday. Now, I just don't find many good animes. Maybe I have grown up and lost some interest in it. I can recommend some though I am not sure you consider them new. Elfenlied Deathnote Code Geass Kuroshitsuji/ black butler So far, that is all I can think of. By the way, I have one here that is not anime but cartoon. You see it on nick! AVATAR legend of aang, very good and fun to watch, you wouldn't get bored no matter how many times you watch it!
• United States
22 Dec 12
To tell you the truth, I had no idea what an anime was. I had to ask my 12 year old son and he informed me it's a type of chinese cartoon animation. Cool. I'm not really familiar with animes, but I think the one in this picture is pretty cool looking. Love the Asian continent and their animes
31 Dec 12
Hi there. Anime are Japanese animated production. Yes it somehow like cartoons but the story is much cooler and the characters are great. Although I watched Marvel and DC Cartoons and they are still great. One thing about anime, most of the protagonist are really good looking.
• Marikina, Philippines
23 Dec 12
No. I think it depends of how does a person perceive in old and new anime. For me, what I observe is those people who've already said that old anime is better than new anime are those people that are getting old or it depends on their age and those people who've said that new anime is better than old anime are those people that are in new generation. You'll know by their age and that is why I don't want to compare. It is very subjective and people have different interests this modern days compare those people that are watching anime from pasts. If this new generation become old, they would compare it too. They'd compare the old anime they watch to a new anime for the next generation. Well, Gintama is what I know is good. He he. I just watch it on 'hero tv channel'.
31 Dec 12
I do not think it depends on the age of the person. I noticed some young kids today still prefer the old anime as it is original and the depth of the story is there. Though there are good new anime but even Japanese anime reviews show that there are only few good anime recently. Also, the story of the recent anime are no longer original. I think you can only compare old and new anime if you have watched tons of old and new anime and then you will be able to notice the difference.
• Marikina, Philippines
11 Jan 13
It is based on my experience and based to what I see. When I was a teenager, I watched anime in 90's that is good. Now we are in new generation. Back in old anime, when I was a teen, my mom used to compare her old cartoons to our new generation. She used to compare that old cartoons in her days and she used to say that her old cartoon is good rather than new anime in our new generation which is in 90's. Now when I was in a new generation like 2000, I was about to compare my old anime to a new anime, but I realize that I would be like my mother too. It seems the old and new anime is just the same. It really depends on what people perceive according to their generation. Some people is getting old and their interests might be faded away. Anime will evolved and it is based on interest of each people for generation nowadays. For example, old cartoons has no feminist theme. As society evolves, some women are now equal to men and some women is now on feminists generation and so, some anime also aim for those audiences too. Not all old anime is good. Same with new anime, but like me, I choose new anime which is good even though I am more than 30 plus years of age. I watch and adapt what is 'in' today in our society so that I would not left behind.
2 Feb 13
Nobody can replace the classics, that's why they are revered to begin with. But anime is slowly progressing from the standard huge eyes and unshaded one-color images to something that requires more complex art forms and concepts. Perhaps you have grown cynical of "childish" concepts in your maturing age? Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 makes anybody cry. Suzumiya Haruhi and Zetsubou sensei are very thought-provoking and induce a discussion of several topics which can boggle the mind. Even Natsume Yuujinchou warms your heart by simply giving you the kindest characters you have ever met. New anime are improving every day. Be a little more open-minded to that idea, and I'm sure you may actually appreciate them too.
• United States
20 Jan 13
That's really hard to say because everyone has their own preference on anime. I can't really say that older anime are necessarily better because I tend not to specifically rank them. I have watched so many anime titles in my lifetime that it's hard to remember each of them. I grew up mostly watching '90s anime, but I do appreciate ones that came before and after the '90s.
4 Jan 13
I personally think that part of the reason that old anime seem better is simply because there are so many anime out there that actually quite a lot of them are rather lackluster, it's just that older ones have had longer to create cult followings and find audiences and will only endure if it really has the guts. There is also the symptom of animes using the same themes and archetypes to such an extent that they have become cliche, however with older films they don't feel cliche because in many cases they created the cliche. I find that quite a lot of anime are just like each other, the really special ones are the ones that work with the typical themes and archetypes in original and inventive ways. Evangelion will always be one of the greatest anime series because even though it uses the same archetypes and themes it has manipulated and structured them in such a way that it feels more inventive. The films of studio ghibli are another good example of this, although my personal favourite ghibli is castle of cagliostro which is far less recognized and respected than the likes of howls moving castle and uses a really old school adventure film system of archetypes and structures that is less prevalent in contemporary anime. I think a lot of contemporaries have eschewed the ridiculously over the top but sorta innocent action in favourite of grittier darker action and deep drama. One piece is a refreshing combination of these styles with Luffy and his crew embodying that innocent ridiculousness while the supporting cast and the diegesis exemplify the dark and gritty violence of contemporary styles.
2 Jan 13
(I CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH WELL.SORRY!) Personally,I don't agree with you totally. I don't like some new animes.(I also like some old animes) But...some of them made me relaxed and happy. What kind of anime do you like? I think I can recommend you one. (I CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH WELL.SORRY!)
• South Africa
1 Jan 13
I have to agree with you Chiwasaki the older Anime starting 2007 and going back is far more better than the new stuff, all I see these day are all high school character anime could the Mangaka's just give us a break and this is coming from a person who just recently graduated from high school. Have you seen the next season's anime list, it mostly has a lot of high school anime like last time.