I was a huge anime fan back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, and just decided to check it out again recently.
What the fuck happened?
Nothing. 80s and 90s anime were just as souless, appealed to the masses and conformed to the aesthetics of the time. Nothing about this has changed, Japan just likes different things now. Anime is an industry, there is no integrity beyond smaller studios that air stuff at 2am.
Same with US films, star wars and jaws singlehandedly killed an entire medium.
It got way better.
>I was a huge anime fan back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, and just decided to check it out again recently.
>What the fuck happened?
Explain your concern.
I've been here all this time and it's just better than in the 80s. Production values and art style.
>implying you won't be here until you're 80
It got better.
The future is bright, anon.