Yao

Yao

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    What defines an anime to be Great?

    Well, after witnessing the recent crunchyroll anime awards and laughing spectacularly how much loss potential that the award show was, I started questioning what makes a show great, let alone to be the best. Does it have to be a show that’s critically acclaimed by not only critiques but the general audience? A show with great animation, story and music, or something that is just dumb fun to watch and yet interesting not to get bored after a few episodes? I’m curious to hear your opinions on this topic.

    • One of the problems a topic such as this will inevitably face is the perennial 'Best versus Favourite' debate. All anime fans have their favourite films and/or series, so by its very nature favouritism is subjective and the same applies to what is 'great' or 'the best'. We can probably all name at least half a dozen websites and countless You Tube videos that list 'The Ten Greatest Anime Shows' or similar, but those are rarely, if at all, objective in their lists. Critics and critiques alike are no different - just take a look at the variance in reviews and critiques that appear on Rotten Tomatoes; what one critic will applaud another will pan and having a degree in 'Filmology' (sic) doesn't guarantee that critic has 'good taste'. Even popularity is no guarantee of quality so perhaps the only way to truly judge a show's worth is the test of time and how our opinions about it may (or may not) change over the intervening years. Do we perceive the show differently after 10 years have passed? Does it still seem fresh or even relevant or is it so hackneyed that we cringe at thinking how we once enjoyed it so much? That's just my two-penneth worth, but I'm sure others will have equally valid opinions; still, I'm going to add my approval and I'd be interested in others' comments. – Amyus 3 years ago
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    Yao

    Origin stories are quite a debated topics as most people seem to argue whether if it’s needed or not. Most of us my points were said by you, thus I’ll just give a little bit of my opinion.

    Origin stories although aren’t needed, are just plain fun to have especially if you have a well constructed and well developed character, as not only will this add more charisma towards the character and also increases its appeal towards them, it’s just generally dumb fun to see the origins of where your character come from.

    Origin Stories: Do we need them?
    Yao

    Really solid break down. I’m pretty sure you are familiar with Friedrich Nietzsche famous quote from Beyond Good and Evil, “He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”

    It’s really one of my favourite quotes as it really makes you question the morality of your actions between you and your enemy. It really makes you feel uncertain about your actions as no matter how moral or just one may feel, sometimes, they are the biggest monsters.

    The Philosophy of Conflict in Literature
    Yao

    Attack on Titan is something that I’ll say as a pretty interesting show, and not just from its main cast and story alone. It’s amazing world building really allows it’s characters to flush out their true colours while also allowing a great lore to develop to allow hard core fans geek over the amazing detailed writing on how it’s characters are in the current situation are and all the conflicts and actions of their ancestors that brought them to their current situation. Although people may call it overrated, I personally think Attack on Titan still deserve more credit than people give it.

    Attack On Titan: Anger as a Source of Motivation