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    Old January 26th, 2013 (2:13 AM).
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      Old January 26th, 2013 (2:47 AM).
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      Being able to walk into series blindly would be great, but with the limited time that I have, I want to watch series that are more likely that I'd enjoy. Hence I need them reviews.
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      Old January 26th, 2013 (10:05 AM).
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        Old January 26th, 2013 (10:29 AM).
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          I can usually get that from the synopsis, Pokey. I'll only go into a series blind if somebody wants me to.
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          Old January 26th, 2013 (10:33 AM).
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          I watch stuff I hear a lot about. Watched Kenshin and Gintama because they had some really awesome user reviews on MAL. Neither has disappointed, to be honest. ;p

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          Old January 26th, 2013 (10:36 AM).
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          Old January 26th, 2013 (12:19 PM).
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          But even with a really interesting synopsis the show could go into the gutters at any point. I just want to make sure shows I watch are worth it. *shrugs*
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          The thing is what some people consider worthless others do not?? But eh. To each their own.

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          Old January 26th, 2013 (12:30 PM).
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            I guess if you can find a reviewer you can trust it could work. That Otaku no Video guy on youtube seems to have pretty solid taste.

            I'm 3cool7 most reviewers though.
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            Of course everyone can see things differently, but that's no reason to disregard reviews as something to go after. In that case, you shouldn't care about any recommendations given by anyone ever.
            When a reviewer reviews something, they usually say WHY they think what they do. So far most of the time a good review has meant a good watch for me, and no way in hell am I going to watch everything just to give everything a chance.
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            Old January 26th, 2013 (12:43 PM).
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              Yeah, I'm more a read the synopsis and if it sounds good try it kind of guy. It's not too hard to spot a crap anime now is it?
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              Old January 26th, 2013 (12:52 PM).
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              And that is certainly a viable way to do things. But unless it's a completely new show, that's not usually how I do it. There isn't a right or wrong when it comes to picking what cartoons to watch.
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              Old January 26th, 2013 (12:54 PM). Edited January 26th, 2013 by Weeaboo Name.
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                Picking a show because everyone else is watching it and you want to know what they're talking about is a pretty awful way to choose.

                Also, finished the 3rd series of Minami-ke. Much improved from the meh s2.
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                Old January 26th, 2013 (1:07 PM).
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                But that's not what I do. If your impression of me is like that then there's been a misunderstanding.

                What I'm getting here is that there's some sort of hostility against reading a review from someone praising a series you haven't seen and then getting interested in that series. Reviews exist for the purpose of giving other people an image of what a series is like and what to expect out of it; of course their opinion doesn't have to be some divine truth, but if I want to find something to watch, chances are better that I'm going to enjoy something that other people have enjoyed and have proper arguments as to why they did so, than something that other people didn't.

                They're all guidelines to help giving an impression.


                As for oda nobuna no yabou, I know very little about the series, but from the synopsis alone, I wouldn't watch it. That was my point in my post on the previous page.
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                Old January 26th, 2013 (1:12 PM).
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                  >There isn't a right or wrong when it comes to picking what cartoons to watch

                  I was responding to that, didn't think that's what you did. I have done it many times and have more often than not hated/dropped it. Chuu2 ans SAO would be the most recent cases.
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                  Old January 26th, 2013 (1:19 PM).
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                  Fair enough then. Although your opinion on the matter is based on your own experience, I wouldn't exactly call watching a show because many people are watching it and you want to see what it's about an "awful way to choose" either.
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                  Old January 26th, 2013 (1:38 PM).
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                    How about watching a show because it's been dubbed a classic? I do that a fair bit to pretty bipolar results.
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                    Old January 26th, 2013 (1:48 PM).
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                    Oooh, that's an interesting one.
                    Over the years I've often not cared about the "classics", though that has often been because I've been so used to the modern art and animation. Been digging into them a lot the last year or so though.

                    I really don't know what to think about calling some shows classy and viewing them in a superior light.
                    It can certainly make one feel really edgy and culturally accomplished, but sometimes you watch one and don't get what all the hype is about. It makes people's expectations go sky high. It's what I suspect might happen once I start watching Bebop.

                    But on the other hand they're usually dubbed classics for a reason. They have survived years and years of continued evolution in the media, and are still talked about. That in itself is an accomplishment, but how much does it say about the content of the show itself?


                    I guess one should go into something not looking at it as a classic you're supposed to really like, but as just any show (albeit made with the technology that was available at the time).
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                    I really think that if something is considered a "classic", you should go into it with zero bias. Really, you the moment you start the show, you need to forget that it's a classic at all and just watch it as a show, because it is really in the consideration of something being a classic when they go into that people exaggerate how much they do or do not like it (inadvertently).

                    The sad part is, I've noticed some people can't get into some shows for the some reason some people can't get into retro games: because they are too dated in some areas. I've never had this problem, as I've watched shows like Trigun, Slayers, and Dot Hack Sign in recent years and still enjoyed them, and I grew up on shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Dragon Ball in the like, so "old" things never truly bothered me.

                    I really wish people could look at the things in the past in the mindset of the past...but it's not so easy. It's in people's nature, especially when they are accustomed to what is modern, to look at things in such a mindset; it's not because they want to so much as they do it naturally.
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                    Old January 26th, 2013 (2:14 PM).
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                    Precisely. It's got more to do with one's mindset and in some cases personal background than one would initially think.
                    I never got to watch any old anime when I was younger. I grew up with Pokémon, but that hardly counts. :P
                    So that, together with my own fascination with graphics and art, means I'm very picky with art in anime. Which can get in the way of the entertainment. :(
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                      Art wise I tend to like the older stuff more. All decades have their good and bad but that bishoujo game, super clean look anime has right now is not for me.

                      Actual animation quality hasn't really gone up that much, I think right at the end of the 90s animation quality was at it's high.
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                      Since the idealistic, super clean gradienty look is what I pretty much exposed to from the start, I don't have much problem with the style.
                      It's true that animation quality hasn't gotten "better". It has however gotten easier to produce good-looking stuff.

                      I eagerly await when anime will start taking the more stylistic and... "fluid" route. Because I think that's where we're headed. It's probably (in my head) going to try to imitate reality more for a while, but then develop into a super-saturated style fest once the production techniques themselves reach their "peaks".

                      At this point it'll be very difficult to separate hand-drawn animation from computer generated, I'd guess.
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                        Digital animation can still produce some nice results though, KyoAni prove that with every show they put out. Even the bad or average animation (without the bishoujo art) is nicer to look at than 100% CGI, looking on the bright side.

                        First or second art/animation wise, which one do you prefer? 1 is obviously the best singer so I won't ask that.

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