>Do you think the popularity of video essays analyzing and critiquing anime as ruined discussion online?
It use to be so simple. You watch an anime, then you talk about it. Nowadays everyone views their anime fishing for subtext like a college professors. The plot has to be grand scale, characters need 10 layers of depth, every scene needs a purpose, etc. It's like everyone forgot that anime is suppose to be entertainment.
>Nowadays everyone views their anime fishing for subtext like a college professors. The plot has to be grand scale, characters need 10 layers of depth, every scene needs a purpose, etc. I genuinely don't get how you can look at the board or anime discussion in general and unironically think this is the case
Not really, I think it's probably better than worse that people are looking to understand more about the things they like
wtf are you talking about
OP is projecting hard.
>Do you think the popularity of video essays analyzing and critiquing anime as ruined discussion online? If anything such videos have formed ppls opinion on a lot of shows. If you want to have your own opinion don't watch anitubers.
I genuinely find this mindset baffling because they think everyone nowadays is pretending to be some pretentious movie critic when in reality its the exact opposite. Its like people are afraid to discuss entertainment mediums in any meaningful way
>jewtube it's all just try harding content creation. grasping at everything when every tv anime was under budget, time - and targeted towards young teens
Yeah if anything the "this show is trash and so am I" mindset is what has fucked over anime discussion
Not to mention any anime that tries something different gets labeled "pretentious" immediately
Not especially. There was always retarded anime reviewers who somehow managed to get some amount of influence or fame. Only difference now is people are reading less. Which I guess is TECHNICALLY worse. I will say I don't much care for the kind of retard who needs to take 2 hours to explain maybe 20 minutes worth of break down.
You have a point, but Seven Seas wouldn't have to retranslate it if people had just ignored it.
holy shit everything on both sides of this image is earth shakingly cringe
True, the left side is just a stereotype
The annoying thing about the youtube generation is how many people think watching a youtube synopsis of someone else's breakdown is a solid replacement for watching the show. Hell look at how many retards used to say DBZ abridged was the best way to watch DBZ. It feels like anime fans want to watch anything BUT anime.
Who are you quoting? Also are you even old enough to use this website? If you were you'd know that videos essays, as in their concept, are nothing new. People have been doing the same kind of pretentious esoteric over-analysis for years, just using text as their medium. That said fuck eva fans and eva community (cult) it is just a bunch of people that had eva as their first decent anime and now have a really strong emotional attachment to it, so they treat it as if it was the magnus opus of all media. Fuck them.