I've had Baccano on hold on Episode 7 or something for months and had to force myself to finish Bebop. Bebop has some really dull episodes where it feels like nothing notable is happening.
It's not like Bebop lacks for style, but yes it has a lot of substance while it's mafia and samurai movie influences are comparatively low-key.
Comparing it to Samura Champloo that is, which has a lot less substance but a ton of style.
>Style is substance
You must be pretty superficial to think that
How is LOGH notable for having substance though? I thought it was praised for how ambitious in scope it was, which is true and well-deserved especially at the time
I mean, plenty of series slightly dip into themes of democracy vs autocracy or other similar politically-charged themes like LOGH does, is simply having some sort of running motif all it takes to be deemed to have substance? and then if the visuals aren't great then it can be deemed as a substance-over-style series?
this seems like the best place to ask so, with the LoGH LNs finally getting officially released here, are they doing the whole series? I don't want to start buying them only to find out they're doing two volumes and then dropping it or something
LoGH is actually style > substance though. Its style makes you think you're in for a really deep, complex and nuanced war story, but what you're actually about to watch is about as subtle and nuanced as a middle schooler's first essay on politics.
It does have some great oneliners though.
Even if you don't like Eva's substance its style is still fucking great though.
>Substance over style.
It's funny how only Americans are separating style and substance. Those are the two face of the same medal, you can't take one and dismiss the other, escpecially in a medium such as animation which is all about style (since most of anime are adapting some other material, the "substance" of the show is irrelevant to its quality in itself).
So style only means over the top action? The broader definition of "the way a show presents itself" would be much more interesting to have a thread about, otherwise all anyone would be doing is posting slow-paced shows.