S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Those are the elements of any kind of epic storytelling, you see it in Harry Potter too. The difference is most anime is painful to watch. Maybe it's better if you're Japanese and it's not dubbed, but it's just silly and awful, in most cases, whenever I check it out, and DBZ and Naruto are some of the worst offenders.
Yes they are, but they were not and not stated as being inspired by Harry Potter. That's part of the point here, Last Airbender came about from an enjoyment by it''s creators to make a similar show. They did. The style was something that again, LA took more from anime then not.
There is a hug difference between the dub stuff and the sub stuff and yes, it can be a little tougher to get into because of the voices and mannerisms are, to North Americans/Europeans, foreign. Kind of like trying a new food, it can take to get used to and really enjoy, if at all. Yes, there is so much anime out there, that most of it is crap. Just like with comics and tv and movies and etc. here. The good stuff does not always stand out obviously as the crap does. DBZ and Naruto are sort of like Punisher comics. They get churned out, have maybe the odd good story but otherwise are the same old same old and if you aren't into it, you won't like it much. Or you could say they're like wrestling, some folks don't get it nor like it. They see one thing only and not anything more, such as what can appeal to so many. I'm not a big fan of either show, hell I still refer to DBZ as Drag-On Ball ZZzzzzz. I can fans of Naruto "Narutards" as well. Why? Because both can be boring or very boring to me considering my tastes in general. I don't see the big appeal, but it's there for some.. whom can be obnoxious about their enjoyment. Also, there are worse then them. Stuff like One Piece. I don't really get it.
As I said, those shows listed are all good in their own way. But folks that call it for LA are not really hard anime fans. Anime fans, as I said, have seen stuff like LA before and lots of times. It's not a unique type or style of story for them.
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