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    On 5cm/s though, check it out if you want top notch animation. It's only about 60 minutes in length, but it blows anything I've seen out of the water in the amount of insane detail in it.

    Just turn the quality up to HD and watch this scene from it, it's worth it. Every frame is wallpaper worthy -


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    They do, I LOVE Shrek for instance, although the sequels are nowhere near as good as the first one. Still, they're not quite as prominent in the animated section, unlike Pixar they produce loads of other films too.
    True that.

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    Yeah, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    Hahaha, it's 5cm/s. Just had to correct that.

    I agree with you though completely.
    Doh... Haven't watched it for a while...
    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    Lets say you have a two 3 inch lines. One is all red and the other is 48% red and 52% blue. Does that mean there's a 50-50 chance they're both red or is the second line matching the all red line by 48%?
    ^^^ Wells using an analogy

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    Nobody who has such a damning, broad and misunderstanding view as the kind of person that condemns all anime is worth associating with. I've enjoyed plenty of anime series and movies in the past few years. Anime is simply another medium to me.

    Anyway... sometimes it is simply better to keep one's interests and opinions to oneself. As a WoW player, I'm well acquainted with that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarpKnight View Post
    Nobody who has such a damning, broad and misunderstanding view as the kind of person that condemns all anime is worth associating with. I've enjoyed plenty of anime series and movies in the past few years. Anime is simply another medium to me.

    Anyway... sometimes it is simply better to keep one's interests and opinions to oneself. As a WoW player, I'm well acquainted with that idea.
    It's called hiding your powerlevel in public.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    Lets say you have a two 3 inch lines. One is all red and the other is 48% red and 52% blue. Does that mean there's a 50-50 chance they're both red or is the second line matching the all red line by 48%?
    ^^^ Wells using an analogy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    I'd say so, but it felt as though it was in dispute here.
    I was a little confused on the dispute.


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    If I ever go to Japan I expect every single stereotype I have seen in animes to be true. I better see dipsy horny large breasted school girls with pink and blue hair piloting giant robots.

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    Probably because as Japanese mainstream consumer habits have shrunken due to the never-ending recession throughout the 90's and 00's, anime producers have found it more profitable to cater solely to the aforementioned stereotypical otaku niche.

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    I have some friends into anime. I base my vision of it on what i see.
    They are somewhat geeky. Always speaking of anime and japanese stuff. They even appreciate anime sexuality more then real life.
    I'm not retarded, i just wouldn't want to be like that.
    Whenever i tell them something funny, they reply "Oh, yes? Well then, you are a *insert anime character here*!"
    Which creeps me out. I'd rather keep on being as i am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xylophone View Post
    It's called hiding your powerlevel in public.
    Just pray those jocks aren't carrying a Scouter.

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    To me, anime is from another culture than most people in the US/Europe are used to, so people who are really excited about it come off as strange. It's a clash of cultures, I think.

    Also, comparing anime and 3D animations... isn't that kinda useless? I mean, they seem like two very different things within animation. Not to mention most 3D/cartoon-y animation we are used to, is pretty "Westernized", while anime is as Eastern as it gets.

    Personally, I am a silent anime fan. I talk about it with people I realize are into it, obviously, but I don't mention it otherwise. I have considered getting something like a One Piece poster for my room, but I'm not sure what my parents would think of it.

    Also, anime seems pretty "pedo" because they draw women a bit... "younger" than they actually are, or at least it looks that way. I don't know why, but again, I think it's a culture thing. They don't seem to mind it over there.

    Anyway, just keep those things in mind before you judge too much by a person's cover. A human's greatest enemy is what they don't know or aren't familiar with, you know.

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    I watch some anime, the quality of them is alot better than the usual movies etc. I must say theres so much weird shit made in japan, i dont wonder why ppl think anime is weird.

    Like i used to hate anime and the ppl who watched it, just cause i had only seen couple "animes" which were pedophilic or some fucking gore shit
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    The first episodes of both Bleach and Ouran High School Host Club are the best of their respective series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    I take a keen interest in animated films, especially Pixar since they basically pioneered the genre of digital animation and popularized it. If you research the matter you'll find that an animated feature such as Toy story, takes a team approx 5 years to complete. As for heart? I cry my eyes out in these films to this day and am proud to say it. Spirited Away is a great film, but had me nowhere near as emotionally vested. But back to the matter at hand, most anime films aren't digital, they're hand drawn no? And the amount of drawings per second is miniscule compared to virtually any Disney classic. There the picture is seamless while in an anime film you'll find the same frame being used for several seconds with only small changes in environment and expressions. I'm not saying they're bad, or have no heart in them, it just takes a lot less work and actual skill to make.



    Happy to, do you see those closeups of the characters faces? Traditionally anime uses something like 8 drawings per second? In a disney feature it's 24 per sec. I find that a lot more pleasing to the eye and certainly more impressive. And just to clarify, I'm not saying all anime is BAD, I'm saying it takes much less effort to make than say, Pixar digital animation or Disney cartoons
    Quick pointer - you're comparing an animated *feature* with millions of dollars of budget to a TV show. That's like comparing Battlestar Gallactica to Avatar. There's obviously going to be a difference. On a budget, Disney TV shows often have average frame rates of 5fps in standard scenes to 15 fps in heavily animated scenes. Almost all of them make use of stock footage if they're using pre-established characters. I'll single handedly write off the Beauty and the Beast dance scene as it was a literal trace of their Cinderella dance scene, which was rotoscoped in the first place. Disney is *known* for cutting corners, rotoscoping (see almost all of Sleeping Beauty/Cinderella) and copying their own animation sequences to save time creating new ones.

    Anime movies for comparison between Western power house animators and East would be using something like the following:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinzai View Post
    Quick pointer - you're comparing an animated *feature* with millions of dollars of budget to a TV show. That's like comparing Battlestar Gallactica to Avatar. There's obviously going to be a difference. On a budget, Disney TV shows often have average frame rates of 5fps in standard scenes to 15 fps in heavily animated scenes. Almost all of them make use of stock footage if they're using pre-established characters. I'll single handedly write off the Beauty and the Beast dance scene as it was a literal trace of their Cinderella dance scene, which was rotoscoped in the first place. Disney is *known* for cutting corners, rotoscoping (see almost all of Sleeping Beauty/Cinderella) and copying their own animation sequences to save time creating new ones.

    Anime movies for comparison between Western power house animators and East would be using something like the following:

    [video=youtube;w1DIOBxWaos]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1DIOBxWaos[video]

    [video=youtube;lU4R53zyvv4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU4R53zyvv4[video]
    Sword of the Stranger combat scenes are just plain awesome. The movement just gives you a realistic sense of weight on the characters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    Lets say you have a two 3 inch lines. One is all red and the other is 48% red and 52% blue. Does that mean there's a 50-50 chance they're both red or is the second line matching the all red line by 48%?
    ^^^ Wells using an analogy

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    Personally I don't have a big problem with anime as such; I'll even occasionally watch some of the more "mature" by which I mean a little more grounded in reality/gritty stuff. Not "mature" as in porn.

    What I don't understand and find a bit weird is (usually it's guys) people who watch animes about schoolgirls and their love interests (of which there seems to be a neverending list) or ones with stupid amounts of OTT fighting that lasts 10 episodes per engagement, and the ones about little kids.. I just don't see the appeal in those sorts of cartoons for anyone over 12. Nevermind some 30+ year old guys that watch it and are heavily invested in the love story between Sakura and Kenji..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny212 View Post
    My objection to anime is solely the poor drawing. Especially anime-films...
    Odd enough, people think that Western animation lacks the crisp drawing that Anime titles tend to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    Personally I don't have a big problem with anime as such; I'll even occasionally watch some of the more "mature" by which I mean a little more grounded in reality/gritty stuff. Not "mature" as in porn.

    What I don't understand and find a bit weird is (usually it's guys) people who watch animes about schoolgirls and their love interests (of which there seems to be a neverending list) or ones with stupid amounts of OTT fighting that lasts 10 episodes per engagement, and the ones about little kids.. I just don't see the appeal in those sorts of cartoons for anyone over 12. Nevermind some 30+ year old guys that watch it and are heavily invested in the love story between Sakura and Kenji..
    It's probably because it seems that those types of plots are more "depth" than the plots of Western animation in the past. People don't tend to associate Spongebob Squarepants to have deep plot.
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    Honestly most people that I thought were 'weird' or 'creepy' in my high school were into anime and in anime club so yes I would say I do sort of prejudge people in my head when I hear they are into anime. I'm sorry if you feel offended but that is just how humans work, we draw from our experiences and form opinions.

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    I don't really have anything against anime, as a kid I used to always watch DBZ... But that was about it.

    One thing that I always found weird in people are the people who have signatures of anime girls that look under 16 posing seductively with minimal clothes, riding up skirts, or clothes barely holding on... And most of the time they are winking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grath View Post
    I don't really have anything against anime, as a kid I used to always watch DBZ... But that was about it.

    One thing that I always found weird in people are the people who have signatures of anime girls that look under 16 posing seductively with minimal clothes, riding up skirts, or clothes barely holding on... And most of the time they are winking
    I was gonna say mine isn't winking then I looked up and it was.

    ...

    You got me. I swear you where looking at my sig while typing that though.

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