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Why isn't comedy anime popular? Why is it merely a manga genre?

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Why isn't comedy anime popular? Why is it merely a manga genre?
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>>139822839
Well... it is. Very popular. ????
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>>139822839
bump
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>>139822839
Because the Japanese have a shitty sense of humor.
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>>139822839

Comedy is hard to send overseas, and the time frame is often a bit off. You can do a 4-panel joke, but how much of that can you put in a series?
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Japanese comedy sucks. I have yet to find a show that can top the first 6 seasons of Always Sunny in Philadelphia. even Seinfeld and Fresh Prince are funnier than most
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>>139822903
Oh boy, a new tripshit to filter.
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This is the best chinese cartoon I have ever seen
And It's ending is the best too
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Japanese people have shit taste.
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what was his name again?
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>>139822839
But it is? Gintama and Osomatsu are very popular.
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>>139823251
>the wind is strong today
What did he mean by this?
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>>139823102
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.
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I feel like a lot of comedy anime fail on stuff like delivery and timing, plus a lot of comedy is based in culture or language puns so it falls flat for foreign audiences
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>>139823102
It's not that they aren't funny, it's just a cultural difference. Sometimes I laugh at anime though.
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>>139823251
Jack
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>>139823305
That the wind is strong, are you dumb?
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>>139823334
Puns are pretty low level humour by any standard
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>>139823431
There are really good puns and really shit puns. Like most jokes, it all depends on how clever the person telling the joke is.
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>>139823370
You are not going to become the next lelouch so stop using tripcodes
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>>139823251
>>139823379
Pretty sure it was Hopper
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>>139822903
I know you're new here, but please do not type like a retard. Thank you.
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>>139823305
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>Japan might as well currently be called Osomatsu-pan
>Why isn't comedy anime popular????
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Nichibros wasn't that funny because most of the jokes just weren't funny.

Ending themesong was fucking GOAT tier though
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>>139823696
>talking about ledouche in a positive way

You are part of the problem
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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.
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>>139823251
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>Comedy animes aren't popular
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>>139824353
The aren't. Slice of Life are.
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>>139824419
Are you saying SoL's can't also be comedies?
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>>139824487
Sure SoL include comedy, but their main purpose is to sell cute girls while comedy tries to sell laughs.
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>>139824121
Well said. I found the Cromartie manga one of the funniest shit I've read, but the Cromartie anime was fucking terrible because of the comedic timing.
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>>139824589
Have you ever watched Gugure! Kokkuri-san? Sure, it has some fanservice but mainly is just a comedy since 3/4 (or really 2.5/4) MCs are males.
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>>139822839
They are but they just aren't that funny. A lot of Jap humor doesn't translate well and wasn't very funny to begin with.
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>>139824121
>>139824599
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
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>>139822839
Because puns are shit tier humor and if you find them funny you should kill yourself.
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>>139824935
Ok.
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>>139824935
>he doesn't like puns
>he thinks there's only one genre of humor
>he only knows one genre of humor
>he thinks he's better than others for liking different things
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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.
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>>139824935
I bet that you're the type of faggot that thinks that references are the only funny jokes. Kill yourself bitch you are fucking cancer.
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>>139824935
Woah be careful you could cut yourself with those edges.
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>>139825126
The British are faggots.
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>>139825274
Yeah, but they know it.
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Angel Densetsu full anime adaptation never
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>>139824419
Seinfeld is a slice of life. It's Always Sunny is a slice of life. Curb Your Enthusiasm is a slice of life. Friends is a slice of life.
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>>139826018
>americans like american humor
Who could've thought so?!
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>>139825126
>Japanese is a serious language
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>>139826155
>(compared to English at least)
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>>139823696
pls end your life
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>>139826195
>>139826155
Name a single non-serious language that wasn't invented for a work of fiction. Fucking retards.

Cultures can be serious, languages aren't.
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>>139822839
>Why isn't comedy anime popular?
What are you talking about? Just a few months ago we had a comedy anime hit 100k in sales
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>>139826453
>fueled by fujobucks
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>>139826561
And that's a bad thing? As long as I get a second season I don't even care.
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>>139826697
No, I meant it was bought for other reasons rather than for its comedic quality which makes your argument invalid.
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>>139826746
Where's your proof for that shitface?
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>>139823251
my name is jack and that part cracked me up for some reason
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>>139826927
The burden of proof is on you faggot. Don't make retarded claims next time if you can't back them up.
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>>139822839
because Japs have stale comedy just like Germans
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>>139827085
>Don't make retarded claims next time if you can't back them up.
Funny because you should be following this "advice" instead of being an idiot.
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>>139822903
>defiling luluco
kill yourself and saged
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>>139822839
Japanese comedy is shit. Actually every Axis power has shit comedy, especially Hungary
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>>139827226
Not at all cum sack. The guy asked why comedy shows aren't "popular" and I proved him wrong by stating facts.
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>>139822839
>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.
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>>139827387
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>>139827413
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>>139822839
Most comedy anime are manga adaptations that tend to fuck up the timing and execution of the jokes.
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A lot of anime comedies don't know when to stop the gag and move on to the next bit. They drag the shit out for way too long.
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