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Can't easily watch any recent anime as well as I can early 2000 and older. Is it time to stop resisting and accept Old = Good New = Bad?


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What do you like about them that you feel is missing with recent stuff? Do you feel the same way about older stuff you're watching for the first time today?


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New stuff just isn't as fun, you know?


I don't. You need to explain!


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Best recent example of something like old anime is new Higurashi. Gives you a big activates your dopamine sensors and feels like a great time to think and talk about. It rejuvinates you and most new stuff is too drab and mundane in comparison.


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I don't think it's the case that anime as a whole has degraded as most people think. There's probably as many good anime made now as there were back then, just the thing is there's like 10x the anime made overall. So alongside all the good stuff there's a whole bunch of crap which if you decide to watch it, like I do, can make your perception of anime as a whole go down.


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My main complaints are that too much modern anime relies on processed photographs for backgrounds, and the colors are getting more muted, and the faces less expressive.

But there's still exceptions like Iruma-kun that bring back the older style, so I think not all hope is lost.


How much of the old stuff have you watched? Like, let's say a random year of... 2003. How many shows have you experienced of it? Do you think it's the same as the exposure you've had to, say, 2019?


Think I agree with this most of the stuff I really like is filled with vibrant and bright colors and 2000s anime had a lot of that.


Ok, I've been wanting to say this for a while and here it is, although much shorter and less elaborate than I wish I could be:

Getting obsessive with old content kills the potential of the new; new things shouldn't have to be smothered so heavily by the weight and expectations of the past works, even if those past works set a "benchmark" or hurdle expected to be raised, so to speak.
It's incredibly unfair to the creative spirit of the present, and those working hard on it, seeking validation for their ideas and skills in creation. Like when people still pay for and listen to dead musicians instead of sampling the works put out by new people and supporting them on bandcamp or KoFi or whatever. It's just sad is what it is. Yes, I know the future looks grim sometimes but still I want to give the new generation a chance to show what they got.

I think we all get nostalgic and want a comfortable place to return to sometimes; that's normal, but goddamit I'm so tired of seeing things like Lucky Star or Miku derived content on Twitter for the several thousandth time by some small artists, rather than characters from newer series.
I wish I had more time to say more about it.


I think that good old series still getting love isn't that bad, it's not something we should discontinue just because the new exists, but yeah I think completely ignoring what's new and snubbing it for what's come out probably isn't that good a mindset either. However, it's still probably a good idea for people to go and experience the good old stuff too since like how old stories can make people jaded about new and derivative stuff, those new and derivative stories may actually end up spoiling the old for those who haven't experienced it before. This may or not be a good thing though depending on if the new is better than the old, but usually that isn't the case.

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