Historically, there’s always a debate around which era of entertainment is better than the other.
We can’t help ourselves.
- Old Hip Hop vs new Hip Hop.
musicin general vs new.
- Old films vs new films.
gamesvs new games.
animevs new anime.
And the list goes on and on and on.
Fans believe older
That’s what I’m gonna talk about. While using older
What I Love About Old
Anime (That NEW Anime Lacks):
1. Unique character designs
This is Kenzo Tenma from Monster. The main protagonist.
If you were born in the 2000’s, you might say: “what’s so good about this design”.
In fact – you might laugh at how “old school” it is and wonder why fans believe this “looks good” compared to modern-day designs.
Here are some more examples to make my point
Dragon Ball Z. Slayers. Inuyasha.
The reason why these OLD designs feel “better” is because:
- They’re unique. You can’t find dozens and dozens of “copy and paste” designs (unlike modern day
- There’s a lot of thought put into it. There’s a reason Goku is so unique, even in 2019.
- NO character looks like Goku because his design (like a lot of older characters) is original.
- There’s nothing “mediocre” about the designs in older
anime. Even a “normal” character like Kenzo Tenma from Monster looks unique.
- In fact, he looks more Japanese than most modern characters in 2019, but that’s another story.
Here’s what “modern day” designs look like…
Not all characters look like this in the 21st century. I get that. We all know that.
But… that’s not even the point here. The fact is: you can find an almost “duplicate” version of A LOT of these characters.
It’s not hard to find.
Their designs are generally basic, lazy, and lack distinctive features that helps them stand out. Nothing distinguishes them.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero is an
My Hero Academia.
- One Punch Man.
Kill La Kill.
And some others.
But the majority of modern-day
I’ll give credit to “Bleach” because it’s original. Loki, the character on the right side is a carbon copy from
I won’t act like there aren’t some similar looking characters from old school
Back then it was more accidental, but nowadays it’s on purpose. And so many characters are forgetful and uninteresting in 2019 because there’s not much to remember them by.
Nana is a classic in the slice of life/romance genre. Produced by top notch studio: Madhouse.
And even though slice of life is the type of genre that doesn’t stand out for its “storytelling”, Nana is another breed in itself.
- Even though it’s “Shoujo”, unnecessary fan service, a**shots or whatever nonsense you see in 2019 doesn’t stand in the way of Nana’s storytelling.
- Instead – it focuses on the characters lives, problems, stories, and similar aspects that are more important.
The same is true for
I’m not saying modern-day
But I AM saying there’s a lot less of it and that’s why newer
- Blame it on information overload.
- And the insane amount shows being produced every year.
- Or the obsession of studios trying to “compete” with each other. instead of focusing on being creative and bringing something fresh to the table.
Whatever you wanna blame it on, the fact is undeniable.
New shows like Land Of The Lustrous are clearly creative and different. AND good at the same time.
Same thing for all the good
It’s more common to see a “beach” episode when it’s not relevant, or fan service when it doesn’t make sense, than it is to see a well-written story with characters that actually matter. On top of a story that will leave you speechless, blown away or begging for more when all is said and done.
That’s why I like the storytelling in older
What do you think?