Just wondering, what do you think about anime? There are a few series I think most girls could get into, like The Melancholy of Haruhi suzumiya or even case closed. So please vote and leave a feedback on whether you like it or not, and why?
Loved it since I was 6! Dragonball Z was the first one I discovered, Tenchi Muyo! (which I still love), Gundam Wing and Endless Waltz (I love that movie), Cardcaptors (which I still watch for the nostalgia!), Chobits (love it), Fruits Basket (love it), Ghost in the Shell (which I would recommend to anyone, anime fan or not, because it has such an intelligent storyline as well as amazing animation), and there are a few I haven't seen that I'd like to, such as Haruhi Suzumiya and Ouran High School Host Club. I think they can be cute and childish or intelligent and mature, sometimes all in one - that's the beauty of a lot of Japanese culture. they like to mix and match a lot more than we do, I think. Even if they don't, I love them on a much simpler level too, for cute drawings, sweet characters and funny dialogues!
Plus I've been drawing since I was 2 and as soon as I was 6 and discovered anime that became my dominant style... I never did learn to draw 'properly' haha
because I have a strange obsession with all things Asian. Really, it's hard to explain preference. I just enjoy it. I find that there is more plot or at least more magic and imagination in anime than in your average cartoon. They also tackle serious issues and their isn't always a cliche happy ending (sometimes in the end all the characters die... much more realistic to every day life). And as for the art style - I just find it (for the most part) more appealing. The larger eyes allows for a broader range of emotion (plus when they use kawaii form they are more emotive when angry or sad or happy... the mouth expanding off the face, the waterfall of tears, the jaw drop to the floor... It's over the top - and as sponge bob has proven in the US - over the top sells)...
My husband prefers slice of life anime, but I am more into animes with some mysticism, like Mushishi or Eternal Sabbath or Magic Knight Rayearth.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I think, is perfect for both genders. Both you and your girl could get enjoyment out of it.
I was a HUGE fan of Eureka Seven but I have been informed by my male posse that this is a seriously girly anime in spite of it being mecca.
Paranoia Agent and Elfen Lied are also my top favorites. Though I don't know how some girls would feel about these as they (especially Elfen Lied) have disturbing moments.
I like anime because I love all things Japan. Japanese stories, to me, are very beautiful and multi layered. I also really like the Japanese sense of aesthetics. It's a great mixture of mysticism, metaphysics, and the modern age. I also like it because it provides both eye candy and brain candy. Not to mention some very cute and/or humorous situations and jokes.
However, anime is not my favorite form of Japanese entertainment and I've only seen a handful of series'. I prefer Japanese literature and folklore. Anime regularly features folklore/mythological stories, though. Or at least mystical themes from Japanese myths. Virtually all of the stories and themes in Paranoia Agent are based off of some kind of myth. Damn. I want to watch that. Right now.
I love anime! I practically grew up watching it! ^.^ I've watched so many anime series over the years. There's a lot that I find appealing about anime. It has gorgeous artwork, unique, fun, and interesting story lines, lovable characters... Also, there are quite a few anime shows also have depth to them, and can really evoke emotion, like Samurai X, for example.
I've never been into anime. But my boyfriends been trying to get me to watch, um, Shakugun no shana, I believe anyways. Because he thinks that I'll really enjoy it and that it will open me up to anime. I said I would try watching it. Honestly though I haven't yet. it's in Japanese with subtitles and I think spending my time reading my show is pointless because I don't get to enjoy the actually scenery. I might as well read a book. Oh and voice overs are just terrible, Can't focus at all.
I wouldn't mind some of the stories. There have been a few (very few in my opinion) great movies such as Akira, but I personally think the so-called artwork is vile, cheap and lazy. I prefer to see much more hard work put into movies or series on the visual side.
Otaku are awesome! I love the typical shojo-romance-harem stuff like OHSHC (although most of the shojo I like is manga, and Vampire Knight is just Twilight for the Japanese), and some of the more rare stuff. I also like some of the classics, like FMA, Death Note, GITS, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, etc. And I read a s**t-ton of manga.
I practically lived on Pokemon, DBZ, and Sailor Moon when I was little.
Anyone who thinks anime and manga are immature clearly don't know anything about it. They're not all just typical comic books. There is a lot more complexity to some of them than with a lot of other shows. And I mean a lot.
Personally I don't really care for it but I did find myself in a group of hardcore anime ppl. 3 of my best friends read a ton of manga and do the whole look it up on youtube thing. so, as for what girls think, it really varies. I hav a friend that thinks they are pointless and call them cartoons then I have my friends that will get on neone who calls them cartoons vs anime then there is me who doesn't care either way :D
I'm a big manga dork! I like romantic lovey dovey stuff (Fruits Basket) and I love comedy (Zetsubou Sensei) also! I also like detective stuff like Urasawa's MONSTER. I think I like it because I get to witness various art styles and liken them to how close to humans the various characters actually are appearance-wise and personality-wise. I really don't look like I like anime when a person looks like me. Some people dress like they like it, but I don't.
I don't really care for it. I bypass anything anime.. but mostly because I don't know anything about it and when I try to look at something anime my interest turns elsewhere. A couple of my nephews are big into it though - so I don't bash it at all.
I'm a total otaku. I used to neither love nor hate anime, but I have found many series that I love. I love the different storylines and variety you can find in anime that you may not be able to find in some western media. I used to be neither for or against it, but now I love it.
I love anime, I started off with Sailor Moon and Pokémon and old school Digimon after school. It's away to escape from this world in a fun way. But it just seem like that I never have enough time to watch any of the good ones... I really need to catch up.