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Why are anime "critics" so pretentious?
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Why are anime "critics" so pretentious?
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Why are even listening to them? They should all be ignored
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Because it's hard to distinguish yourself from the disgusting anime-watching masses.
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All anime critics are in one of these categories:
1. Has never actually watched anime and has only seen the pilot of the series they're reviewing
2. Has seen all the "classics" and scorns any anime that isn't one of those
3. Has seen literally every anime and thinks this makes his viewpoint valid, despite little understanding of what makes narrative actually good

The first category is only for shitty sites like IGN. You can tell why the other two are pretentious.
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>>136366742
desperately trying to seem respectable despite the fact that they're openly admitting to being huge anime fans
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>>136366742
>anime "critics"
Away with you, crossboarder.
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>>136366742
They take it too seriously. Anime is typically not designed to be taken seriously. They think you can treat it like movies or Western TV when no, it's not really like that.
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>>136366920
wrongeverytime.com/about/
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>>136366944
This.

Anime is not art, and pontificating about it only makes you look silly
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I've never read anime critics, but what the fuck do they even write about?
Like,
>The boobs in this episode were perfectly round and looked like they'd feel good in my hand.
>The boobs in this episode were a little all over the place at times.
>The panties in this episode were slightly lacking in detail, I couldn't get hard very easily.
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>>136367014
>Art has a standard
>Not anything that has been made with the intention of being art automatically makes it art.
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>>136367132

While not anime, this gives a good idea of what reviewers do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI
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>>136366742
Most people who watch anime are fuckin stupid, that's why. To overcompensate, anime critics usually just bullshit
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Most of them just give a basic analysis of the plot and other general shit and add their opinions over it. Literally anybody can do this so they make it sound pretentious in an effort to distinguish themselves.
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>>136366944
Anime is incredibly diverse when you think about it. Yes it has a lot of cliches that bleed through everything, but the same counts for every single medium and genre.
The only purpose a critic in general has is to explain why something is or is not worthy of your time according to there opinion.
Or they are genuinely entertaining while being able to break the subject down, which is something not a lot of critics are able to do.
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>>136367132
>>136367284
https://archive.is/kV3tO

https://archive.is/iwgS2

Do you agree with what he has to say?
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>>136367014
There are clearly anime made to be taken seriously as actual works of art.
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>>136367333
>Monogatari is a mess
Stopped reading right there.
If you are too stupid to understand fucking monogatari then you are an idiot beyond redemption.
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>>136367333

>Unavailable for legal reasons

W-what?
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>>136367201
>this gives a good idea of what reviewers do.

Try too hard to be funny?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NBgfZFO4hc
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>>136367014
Well, one of the most well regarded anime bloggers in existence is Ben Ettinger at Anipages.

http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php
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>>136367197
There is good and bad art, but ultimately, the emotional responses you get from art and your interpretation of it are completely personal.
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Common problems I see with anime "critics":

>Trying to critique the story of an adaptation without having read the source material
>Confusing animation with art direction
>Trying to make anime seem deep and profound
>Not understanding who the target audience for a show is

There are others, but these are the most common that I see.
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>>136367567

Sorry you don't like pizza rolls.
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>>136367008
>>>/reddit/
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Demo is pretty sexy though
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>>136366850
What about Demo senpai?
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>>136366850
though /a/ is all of the above
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Anime is an incredibly subjective medium because it relies so heavily on sexual/romantic preferences. For example, I hate OreImo but someone who loves incest and bitchy girls might consider it the best show ever. We both think we're right and hate that other people disagree.
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>>136366850
You're forgetting the most common one.
>Has only seen Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Dragonball. Uses them as a standard of what is considered a masterpiece and reviews accordingly.
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>>136367776
the moment an anime reviewer talks about a harem anime or anything similar they might as well not be taking seriously, it's like reviewing porn.
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>>136366742
>Japanese medium made by Japanese people directed by Japanese culture
>"let's have an American review it!"

the fact that they are "people from Youtube" doesn't help much. Though anime reviewers and /a/'s critiques of anime are about the same so if you are on /a/ watching an anime reviewer is redundant
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>>136367994
Jesus I need some sleep.

Not him but Demo's "serious" reviews tend to just fall under the "describes the anime and adds his opinions over it" category, which is ok I guess since it's not like he's a hardcore critic and is just trying to recommend a show.
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>>136367014
>Film might be art
>Art might me art
>combining film and art isn't art
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>>136367771
Hardly anyone here actually watches the classics outside of handful 90s titles and even fewer ones from the 80s
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>>136368051
>t. category 2
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>>136368082
Sue me
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>>136367337
Some indeed are, but I think a lot of people are looking for "art" in some anime where there isn't any.
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>>136368232
Why is Nick "Creamer" so pretentious? It's hard not to hate this guy.
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Anime is pretentious.
Critics are pretentious.
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>eceleb thread
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>>136366742
Aren't all critics pretentious?

Art critics can look at a random painting drawn by a chimp and come up with bullshit about how the random line represents the chaos of an artist's mind. Hell, art critics HAVE praised random paintings drawn by a chimp before.

Food critics come up with so many buzzwords like "deconstructed" and "rustic" that most people who make food don't even know what a food critic is saying. Blindfolded food critics have also been known to praise cheap goods like canned spam.

Wine tasters are even more bullshit, since they've been known to praise one glass and rail another while blindfolded even though it was actually the exact same wine (and yes, it is the same taster and no large amount of time passed between the tastings).

For every critic that knows what they're doing, there's several that are just bullshitting. I don't think many people who would know how to critique anime will waste time posting rants on Youtube and would probably do something more productive with their skills.
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>>136367419
>not reading the article

how do you people even live
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>>136368969
By watching anime as a way to past time like it's meant to be. When would it possibly useful in my life to know a literally who's opinion on Monogatari? Why would I even bring that up in a conversation?
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>>136368933
>For every critic that knows what they're doing, there's several that are just bullshitting

You know, that applies to practically every profession in the world. Not everyone be good at what they do, but you want to and have to do something with your life anyway.
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>>136367764
Demo's a faggot.
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E-Celebs are not allowed here.
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>>136366850
The worst are the faggots who get hung up on fan service and act like they're above it all when the irony exists that they're just the type of manchildren who get uncomfortable at girl bits.
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The only person I know that is an actual professional anime critic and not a youtuber is that guy in Japan whose name I can't remember. He has a tv show and everything, it's framed like Siskel and Ebert At the Movies.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbI_XGQ1ejU

I've read and watched plenty of critics, but this dude is my dude.

I think a lot of anime critics end up being pretentious because they feel the need to take this shit super seriously, because they fear that so many people out there don't take anime seriously at all. This guy makes it plain that all this shit is ridiculous, but he also knows what the fuck he's talking about, has good taste, and is obviously an /a/non.

The whole point of critics is you find one whose views often align with your own and use that tool to decide what to or what to not waste your time on.
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>>136367333
This is the second time I've seen this shit posted today, what the fuck is going on? Since when have people that have nothing to do with the industry been discussed here?
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>>136369555
are e-celebs finally allowed in /a/? thank god imo most people watch youtubers for everything nowadays so I'm glad /a/ is more lenient about this shit.
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>>136369561
That's because the one who posted it was OP.
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>>136369583
Nah I'm probably gonna get banned.
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>>136366850
Which one is /a?
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>>136369457

>Sekkou Boys

Is it good? I'm missing off-beat comedy anime like DMC, Cromartie, Sunred etc.
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When did /a/ become neo-/a/ for you? Personally, it was when AMVs, anime reviewers, and other faggotry became commonly posted here.
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>>136369660
we're gonna have youtubers tripping and actually being listened to soon.
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>>136369660
Post AMVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHZqxecCukg
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>>136369660
when people actually replied in Naruto threads
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>>136369683
Why is this such a bad thing, if anything you guys are the one breaking board rules by being meta, if popular youtubers want to post here about anime I'm all for it, /a/ is for anime just because we of the younger generation grew up watching youtubers along with anime doesn't mean we can't join in.
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>>136366742
Great taste.
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>>136369706
because 4chan is first and foremostly an anon community. If tripping became an accepted norm that'd be at odds with the whole prerogative of the site. People act differently when they have a name next to their post.
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>>136369706
Because most youtubers are shit not even /v/ deserves.
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>>136369583
I would hesitate a guy who makes youtube videos a celebrity
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Fuck off with this garbage.
>>>/trash/
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>>136369803
>If tripping became an accepted norm
>implying it's not already
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>>136367764
He's the third one.
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>>136369918
>madoka
Oh the irony
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>>136369643
Just go try it out. Only two episodes so far at seven minutes each.
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>>136369660
First day on 4chan?
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>>136367661
to be fair to the first one, there is merit in reviewing something based on the premise that someone hasn't read the source, nor intends too.

I mean, what's the purpose of a "review" (atleast outside the entertainment through reveiw type, like Demo), its to inform the viewer on whether they should watch the show, so unless you can expect your target audience to be OK with reading the manga (which, I think its fair to assume most people who watch these kind of anime reviews on youtube are not OK with doing), then reviewing based on that is valid.
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>>136369918
Is anyone even close to tolerated out side of lelouch
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>>136369909
Great contribution to the topic.
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>>136369555
Demo is a fucking god

I just wish he woud upload more instead of having a life
The fuckin fag
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What do people think of Nishikita Eiga?
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I usually just just use review sites to pick up shows that look interesting.

I plucked pretty much everything that got a 4 or 5 along with a bunch of other interesting shows from here (http://www.themanime.org/) Ended up with around 300 or so shows in my backlog.

Only site that I really use to read reviews, and I usually only read reviews after I've finished watching to try to see how someone else might have seen the show.
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They problem with most anime reviewers is...well they're just anime fans. Most movie reviewers understand the craft of filmmaking, they've studied this shit and understand why good movies are good and bad movies are bad. They usually have some experience in the industry themselves.

I didn't agree with Roger Ebert in a lot of his reviews, in fact I almost universally sided with Gene Siskel when they disagreed, but it didn't change that he understood what he was talking about. Yeah he liked Tomb Raider, but everyone's allowed to like a bad movie once in a while.
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>>136369991
It's not a matter of who's tolerated, tripfags are part of the tapestry that makes up /a/ whether or not everybody rejects them. Also Bear is more or less tolerated. Also they're both faggots.

>>136369706
It's important to remember that a huge part of the value of /a/ is that it is elitist and xenophobic. If /a/ were openly accepting of anything as socially flawed as the youtube community then it would no longer hold value.
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>>136366742
>Why do I have shit taste?
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Wow so this is /a/ now.

4chan in general really has no hope anymore.
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>>136370055
You should have thought twice about visiting 4chan in 2016.
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>>136370043
>tripfags are part of the tapestry that makes up /a/

Yes, but that tapestry is outright abusing most tripfags while accepting a select few. This is still at odds with youtubers/ more trips.
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>>136370055
Thanks for giving me a reason to post this
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Does ANN deserve the hate they get?
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>>136370034
Holy shit that site's reviews look god awful.
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>>136370108
For their reviews? Oh, definitely. Their reviews are pretty trash. That being said, their encyclopedia is excellent.
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>>136370114
Like your taste is any better.

These are anime experts after all.
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>>136370146
>anime experts
Oh, my mistake.
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>>136370146
Gonna need a Drake and Josh critical analysis from the ANN experts before I dig into that anime.
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>>136370130
Don't they have trouble paying their staff?
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>>136370036
Also, it's difficult for people to really study the industry because western fans have no real access to it. So they're made up of people who look at it from an outside view.

Steve Ressel has written many books and reviews on western animation, but he also has the credentials of being the director of most of the big name Nickelodeon cartoons (Rugrats, Rocko, Ah Real Monsters, Wild Thornberries all episodes of Invader Zim except the pilot) and Duckman (which I think is his best work, but he apparently hates it). He is someone that understands what goes into making a cartoon and why shows fail or succeed.

Do we have people like that in the west? No, they're too separated from the industry. They exist in Japan, there ARE professional reviewers, but they're mostly unheard of outside of Japan.

>>136370108

Yes. The only thing they're good for is looking up the cast/staff of shows and seeing what stuff a seiyuu has been in.

>>136370163

Fred Patten is legit. The guy worked with the anime industry directly from the 70s to the mid 90s, oftentimes alongside the original creators themselves. If ANYONE in the west should be given the rather pretentious title of "anime expert", it's him. He was trying to bring anime to the west back when Carl Macek was still in college.
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>>136366742
Because most of them are actually ashamed to like anime. When they see fan service they either act ashamed or think of some pretentious way to justify it as being crucial to the plot.
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>>136370215
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN7QOqomQdk

This is what I found when I searched Fred. Apparently he's a furry.
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>>136370215
>Fred Patten is legit.
well fuck me then for thinking it was just a meme
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Fred Patten on Outrageous Anime: http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/outrageous-anime/

And Charles Brubaker on the Little Lulu anime (1970's) http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/little-lulu-anime/
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Does ThatAnimeSnob's opinion matter at all?
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>>136370261

Considering the kind of stuff that was in comics and manga back when he was the age of people on /a/, that is not surprising
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>>136370274
Do anybody's opinions matter in the end?
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>>136370274
No, the only person who's opinion matters is you.

I think you have shit taste, but I know that I have good taste.
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>>136370281
Kind of like lolicon, the noob's first step into dirty Japanese fetishes.
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>>136370261
>>136370357
>Apparently he's a furry.
Yeah that's putting it lightly. He wrote a book on the subject according to wikipedia

>Funny Animals and More: From Anime to Zoomorphics

and he was an editor to the following books

>Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction
>Already Among Us; An Anthropomorphic Anthology
>Anthropomorphic Aliens; An Interstellar Anthology
>The Furry Future: 19 Possible Prognostications
>An Anthropomorphic Century: Stories from 1909 to 2008

But shit, he's in his 70s. When you get that old I say like whatever you want.
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>>136369660
The beginning of K-On and Madoka organized troll shitposting.
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>>136370366
Do you try to leave but something about this place keeps you coming back?
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>>136370383

Not him, but those shows did eventually end.
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>>136366742
Because its hard to give your opinion and not sound arrogant or that your opinion is the word of god.
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Like i care about some faggot's opinion, just watching whatever you enjoy, retard
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>>136366742
>anime "critics" so pretentious
As opposed to "critics" of any other kind? Peer pressure I suspect along with the need to feel validated.
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>>136370002
>Demo
>Life
Good joke man.
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>>136371026
I bet you have shit taste.
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>>136370002
>>/reddit/
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>>136370108
"Pedophilic pantyshot garbage"
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>>136371249
When they see fan service they either act ashamed or think of some pretentious way to justify it as being crucial to the plot.
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>>136366850
I'm a critic and I'm neither of these three options. Ask me anything!
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>>136369643
Watch it and make your own opinion.
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>>136371249
But that's the whole point of reading ANN reviews, to pick up every show that they label as garbage.
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>>136371326
Why do you lie on the internet?
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>>136369660
When people started using the term neo-/a/
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>>136371285
Sometimes there is a thematic purpose, though I don't see that as a necessity to justify it.
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>>136371249
>>136371285
They seem more relaxed on the fanservice front nowadays. Not getting mad about or over analyzing fanservice is just a part of getting older.
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>>136371346
It's a well known tactic that lying on the internet will get you more views.
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>>136370274
Fuck off fat balding kebab
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>>136371326
Is this your Patreon?

https://www.patreon.com/Bobduh?ty=h
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>>136371326
Everyone's a critic anon.
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Generally I hate critics. I only sometimes read random analysis, especially those who try to come up their own interpretation, without making it a review.

The only good "review" I saw was a dude pointing out why Space Dandy was great from a directing point of view, how on every episode it embodies a different style which is actually has a precise meaning, trying to make a mix of what actually makes anime in general so appealing. Too bad I can't find it anymore.
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>>136370274
>visual direction doesn't matter!
His "opinions" are shit.
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>>136370274
>does this random faggot's opinion on the internet matter?
As much as anyone on /a/
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>>136367764
>>136369923
Demo only watch normalfag crap and sometimes yuri stuff.
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>>136370274
Snob is a trainwreck, he doesn't know what he says anymore and now he started showing his fat ugly face too.
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>>136367776
And these so called "critics" always believe their opinion is 100% valid and stands upon all other forms of opinions. They seem to believe "This show can only be enjoyed by people like me, therefore it's shit if it couldn't do that."
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>actually reading/watching reviews instead of forming and discussing your own opinion
Disgusting. Kill yourself.
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>>136369982
It's more towards the fact that they apply the wrong mentality towards certain shows. Which is why, at the very least, being aware of the source material is necessary. Imagine someone arguing about the lack of story on an ecchi anime. They're just setting themselves up as idiots at that point.
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>>136367661
>Trying to critique the story of an adaptation without having read the source material
If you have to read the source material to understand what's going on in the anime then the anime suck.
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>>136370512
This so fucking much.

Anime "reviews" at its core are simply affirmation videos to stroke at viewers' egos for having the "right" opinion. You either agree and love the video, or disargee and hate it.

There never is a room for "I disagree because such and such.." because it is always presented in such an arrogant know-it-all manner. They don't know shit, but boy, do they sure love to act otherwise.
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>>136374433
Also because of the fact the room for discussion on 'reviews' is very different to a post on an imageboard some other discussion format where you can reply and guarantee a response and dissent/conflict due to differences in opinion. On top of the ignorance and the retards that do reviews , the fact that they're presented in a shitty format makes it so much worse.

Also kuso thread.
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>>136366742
because season 2 fucking never
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>>136370108
Yes, just read any review by Theron Martin, Hope Chapman or Gabriella Ekens to see why.
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Anime critics are almost as bad as wine connoisseurs in terms of made up bullshit.
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>>136367764
>>136367764
He's never serious in his critics, except the one on evangelion and it was pretty good.
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>>136366772


>not listening to grumpy Jii-san
newfag
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>>136366742
I think they're just hiding their insecurities, it's all.
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why are all niche ciritics so pretentious? metal is the worst of all
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only anime critics i know are demo, digibro, and that glass reflection faggot. who else is there?
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I only come to /a/ to gauge reactions on seasonal shows before I pick which ones to watch first. I've been doing this for seven years. There's no point in arguing about anime when you can just let the autists fight it out and cherry pick your recommendations from that.
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>>136374894
They must be hardcore so their moms will accept their hobby
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>>136366944
Are you impliying that movies and western TV are art? . I think about them as just a product, like anime /manga.
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Writers for Anime News Network? Yeah, I agree. It's pretty much what this guy says: >>136366850

There is good writing on the topic of anime though. You have to go out of your way to find it. A lot of it is on volunteer blogs on Wordpress and whatnot. As a rule, avoid anything with a numerical rating scale.

My guess is that most people on /a/ simply don't read "critics" because we prefer decentralized discussion (such as the kinds we have) to bedside reading where we passively consume someone else's opinions.
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>>136375973
>avoid anything with a numerical rating scale
why the fuck do people pretend you cant give something a numerical rating to show personal enjoyment and still give a good review?
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>>136376410
Because the majority of them involving a numerical rating, especially in this context, are shit?
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There are some good internet anime rewiers there:
Nishikita
Leagues below her but still good:
AnimeEveryday
Digibro
RCAnime

That's pretty much it.
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>>136377242
>RCAnime
>good

Pick one.
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Had fanservice, 1/10.

I think there are valid criticisms for when fanservice takes up too much focus, but the reviewers that seem to get triggered by it's mere presence are ridiculous.
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>>136377417
Admitedly I've seen maybe one review by him, but his analysis videos are quite good and I respect him for those.
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>>136366742
Because the job of a critic is to be a pretentious twat. That's very easy to do when you have no experience in the production of the actual art due to a severe lack of talent, and therefore being jaded towards it.
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What about that fag who always wears a red blazer? Is he any good?
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>>136368049
That mindset has always been offense to me. I'm working on building my portfolio to work at an animation studio in the city (or really any studio that'll hire me), but I can most likely create much better art than that anon.
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>>136366742
Best they try to justify watching shows in a medium that primarily caters to teens so they all look for subtext that's not there
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>>136369625
Bandwagon jumpers outside of a few monumental shows like Eva, K-on etc that are always discussed
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Are they any more pretentions than film critics?
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>>136380984
I would argue they're worse because of >>136370036
>>136370215

Do you honestly want to listen to some goon who is just an animation student at a university AT BEST for their opinions on cartoons? It's no different than an opinion from one of your peers, except they're not actually one of your peers, they present themselves as 'anime reviewers'
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>>136376410
Most numerical ratings are just critics patting themselves on the back about how critical they are. "This was a great show, I'd say a 7/10 though because I'm very hard to impress." It's tiresome.
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>>136381422
i feel like thats not the numerical systems fault but rather autistic reviewers fault
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>>136381455
Well, it also boils down to people comparing apples and oranges. A simple quality spectrum can't really account for differences between genres. For instance, a reviewer might be reluctant to rate both Welcome to the NHK and Azumanga Daioh a 10/10, even if he thought both were masterpieces, because NHK might have a strict advantage owing to the seriousness of its subject matter. That's part of a general bias against slice-of-life anime that you see in critics though.
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>>136366742
They have as much or less worth to the world as "video game journalists" do.

Them thinking what they have to say is worth anyones time at all is on its own pretentious.
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>>136381514
well then that critic is shit then. if they cant realize that Azumanga Daioh does what it sets out to do just as well as NHK does what it sets out to do despite the two being completely different then they shouldnt be a critic.
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>>136377242
>Makes a 1-hour video bashing SAO
>good
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>>136369539
Fuck you.
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>>136366944
>>136367014
>implying Western TV & movies are art

Stop being so full of shit you hypocrite.
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>>136370043
It's important to remember that a huge part of the value of /a/ is that it is elitist and xenophobic. If /a/ were openly accepting of anything as socially flawed as the youtube community then it would no longer hold value.

It is less socially acceptable to post on 4chan than it is to post on YouTube.
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>>136369982
>>136374410
Many people who will watch an adaptation anime are fans of the original source or might be interested in reading the source if they liked the show. A critic who can't even comment on the original source is utterly worthless for at least half the people who would bother watching his review.
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>>136369660
2012 when there was a 300+ post dub recommendation thread every day for 3+ months
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They're pretentious for no real reason too

You never hear these guys talk about composition or the production or anything like that

It's literally the visual medium equivalent of a guy reviewing fast food
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>>136382611
You do see some of them talking about framing and composition but it's in very vague terms and they never bother explaining what they mean. I get the feeling they are imitating film critics by doing this. I'm willing to give some of them the benefit of the doubt and assume they've actually studied film and know what they're talking about when they mention these things, but if so they fail catastrophically in understanding who their audience is for these critiques. Because unlike film critics writing in a film journal, their audience isn't other experts who've studied film, it's just normal, often underage fanboys and girls. Their audience hasn't studied film, they've at best looked up wikipedia articles for the various terms that were dropped.

Of course I still believe the vast majority of them are full of shit and never explain themselves because they actually can't. They also tend to stick to very well known series or stuff that's already been critically analyzed and end up never saying anything new. I can't even count how many desperate-to-be-taken-seriously anime critics have thrown their hat into the ring on Monogatari.
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>>136382923
>They also tend to stick to very well known series or stuff that's already been critically analyzed and end up never saying anything new.
This is true too. You might as well stick with the recommendation images /a/ has made over the years since you're going to find the same series there.
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Nice thread OP.
To criticize means point out flaws based on a very personal point of view, which means that the criteria of the critic doesn't have to match yours.
Since you can have your own opinion of something, critics word shouldn't be taken as a fact, but rather to analyze your own opinion of the topic.
That being said, most of critics are pseudointellectuals that do nothing more than believe their judgement on something is the only truth, completely dismissing the point of the whole thing, which is (I think) why /a/ finds listening to these guys so useless.
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>>136369706
>if popular youtubers want to post here about anime I'm all for it

Get the fuck off of /a/. Seriously. You don't need /a/.

Go watch your favorite Youtubers, idiots who became famous catering to the lowest common denominator, the vast majority producing nothing but second-hand content.
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>>136366742
>These threads
>Thinly veiled attempts at advertising youtube channels and/or other internet media
>If not originally an attempt, some "content creator" will pop in and do just that
>Mods do nothing

Where were you when /a/ became full of normalfags trying to fit in?

You're reading the post of one right now.
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>>136375973
I don't really care about critics because in the time spent reading or watching some long winded review I could be watching the first episode of the show itself instead.
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>>136370034
>look at their 5 star rating category
>Aria
>Azumanga Daioh
>Barakamon
>Non Non Biyori
Well somebody at that site really loves quality SoL at least.
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>>136382193
>film
>not art
Literally what.
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>>136369706
>we of the younger generation grew up watching youtubers
man do I feel old now.
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>>136369923
Nigga wrote a book. I read that shit it was okay. But it ain't no mangos.
>Though I highly doubt anyone on this thread reads.
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>>136377242
>Digi "my favorite anime is unironically K-on" bro
>RC "trying so hard to be EFP it's not even fun" Anime
Kill yourself.
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>>136366944
>They take it too seriously
Coming from anon who posts on 4chan makes it already so hypocritical it is pretty funny.
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>>136386796
>his favourite anime isn't unironically K-On
Look at this fucking pleb
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>>136386224
Fuck off, newfag.

>>136369706
>we of the younger generation grew up watching youtubers
Are you sixteen?
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What kind of analysis would you like instead, /a/, if not reviews?
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>>136387170
>analysis
>of chinese cartoons
Unless it's the staff/creator talking about their process, none.
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>>136387170
>>>/tvtropes/
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>>136366742
It's how you make something useless seem useful.
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But what about Grumpy Jii-san?
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>>136369359
We standards of accreditation, licensing, and peer review in most professions. The only judgement that matters to a critic is his own.
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>>136387364
I liked his videos because it felt like he was there just to talk about some anime instead of reviewing it.
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