Why isn't comedy anime popular? Why is it merely a manga genre?
But it is? Gintama and Osomatsu are very popular.
>the wind is strong today
What did he mean by this?
I just mentally give anime a lower set of standards for comedy. It can still make me laugh a lot, but then I watch something like Always Sunny or Arrested Development and it hits me that nips could never, not in a million years, come up with something as funny and clever.
It's not that they aren't funny, it's just a cultural difference. Sometimes I laugh at anime though.
He was being Depp.
>Japan might as well currently be called Osomatsu-pan
>Why isn't comedy anime popular????
>talking about ledouche in a positive way
You are part of the problem
I can tell you at least why Westerners don't like comedy anime. It's because the connotations behind timing and inflection vary from culture to culture. If you're reading something, you set the pace of the scene and voice the characters yourself in your head, so something that's intended to be funny...probably will come out funny, in your head. This is especially true if you read something translated into your language. The translators know something is meant to be funny, so they intentionally phrase things in a comedic tone.
But that's for manga. In anime, the timing and inflection is part of the package, and if you're not Japanese, it might not come off as very funny to you. You might get the gist that they're trying to be funny, but that doesn't mean you'll feel it. Subtitles help somewhat, but not much.
Are you saying SoL's can't also be comedies?
I was more referring to the fact that it's not popular in Japan, shit like Gintama flies over most western's peoples heads and is still popular for some odd reason. Nichibros was also cancelled
Language and culture, Japanese is a very serious language (compared to English at least), Japan is a very repressed culture, and they seem unwilling to laugh at that fact, unlike say, the British.
Where are yours?
>Why isn't comedy anime popular?
This is clearly false, but that's only because 99 % of all anime are classified as comedies, e.g. Naruto. If you think Naruto is a comedy, you're literally fucking retarded.