Is it safe to say that the quality of an anime can be graded by the highest level of discussion they create?
>Shit tier: shitposting
>Weak tier: waifu wars
>Okay tier: plot discussion
>Good tier: character analysis
>God tier: theme analysis
It's a good way to gauge a fanbase, but a shitty show can involve themes worth discussing and even bring them to light in a more blunt manner, potentially facilitating discussion of the themes rather than how shit their inclusion in the story was, and so on for interesting characters, noteworthy plot development, etc
I think here, the kind of anime a person watches and discusses is /a/'s version of "what kind of car/home you own" IRL.
We feel pride when we watch anime of the highest quality, and discuss it with others because their good taste is simply a reflection of ours (praising people who are like us is an acceptable way of praising ourselves). Likewise, we shitpost shitty ones to prove to others that "we have good taste, and we're proving it by shitposting this title."
It's, more or less, establishing ourselves on the social hierarchy of nerds.
I've been away for a year due to
deployment and other unrelated shit.
What the fuck is up with all these 3D image shitposts? Where did they come from?
Like, half of the threads are some completely unrelated image, with some greentext, or something like "ITT SHIT WAIFU"
>Shit tier: anime that leaves you feeling worse for having watched it
>Weak tier: anime that leaves a bad taste in your mouth
>Okay tier: anime that was somewhat enjoyable but forgettable
>Good tier: anime that is enjoyable
>God tier: anime that you have an absolute blast of a time watching
Every show is waifu wars though, retard. /a/ argues about who the best girl in shows of every genre. A show has to have literally no females characters whatsoever and in that case it's probably fujoshit and thus they'll argue about best boy instead.
Yuribear threads consistently provoked elaborate theme analysis but the show itself wasn't particularly good.
The objectively best form of discussion on /a/ is speculah. Thanks to 'primaries', this type of discussion does not occur more often than once every couple of years.
Its speculah threads were miles ahead of whatever mediocre waifuwar thread you're hiding in this season. It also generated more OC than anything that will air this year. Shows are allowed to have shit threads so long as they actually produce good threads with good discussion by the same degree.
Nah they're not relevant at all
You are building assumption based on assumption
It rather depends on the popularity and what the shows does instead of how good it does that.
>quality depends on enjoyment
>that pleb who watched less than 20 anime and thinks SAO is the best thing ever is correct
>that land whale is good looking because she thinks she is