I created this little tag to help anyone vent about any quirks in anime that bug them to no end! Feel free to use the tag yourself and link me in!
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When they are TOOOOOOO long. . .
I like Shonen anime, but most of my friends and family don’t know this because I don’t watch big shows like One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, or Gintama. Here’s the thing . . . action-packed anime have me for 60 episodes or less. No joke. I realized I don’t have the mindset for really long shows because they are WAAAAY too drawn out. I need stories that are going somewhere. I need closure.
Anime creators engineer fan-service to trick viewers into watching shows. Most of it objectifies and sexualizes women, giving men and women strange expectations and views of beauty and relationships. I can’t stand it. It doesn’t add anything to the story or its characters.
What is the logical thing to do when faced with a starved audience in a popular franchise? Create high-quality material they can enjoy and take extra time to make the next seasons or episodes worth waiting for. The stupid thing to do is fill these shows with filler episodes that have. . . no. . . point.
They are the kind of episodes that ask questions like, “What if the main character finds a lost animal and decides to help it find its family?” or “Who wants to watch your favorite action heroes work at a farm for a day?”. They annoy me to no end and intensify my aversion to long-drawn-out shows.
Cycle Drama Writing
Let me explain this one. Let’s take your average Shonen action show. Have a hero who meets a stronger foe. Darn, they lose. But wait! Said hero gets stronger and defeats the enemy after training or through the power of grit and friendship. Sounds pretty standard, right? I get annoyed when this happens in a show over. . . and over. . . .and over. . . and over again. When building and creating the right tension and give in a show, there can’t be reoccurring main boss battles. It’s exhausting for an audience and lazy.
Cyle drama writing isn’t just a problem in Shonen but Shoujo romances as well. There are always the same misunderstands, dramas, and big reveals meant to keep an audience hooked longer than normal. However, they happen over and over again. It’s often annoying and obnoxious.
I don’t mind different colors of hair in anime or even glowing hair during transformations. However, my OCD kicks in when I see stupid hairstyles in anime. They are the kind that defies the laws of physics, are ridiculously long and big, or just plain ugly looking.
They distract me, and I feel so torn because I can’t fix their hair. I always think, “You poor thing. Has no one told you your hair is hideous or ridiculous? Let me fix your hair and reset balance in your world.”
I know authors and animators put them in stories to be funny. But. . . THEY AREN’T FUNNY. In real life, if a guy or girl groped someone, peaked on them in the bath, flipped their skirt, or stole their underwear, they would be charged with sexual assault. Seriously, I can’t fathom why people think it’s a good idea to include them in shows.
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Perverted characters annoy me too and filler episodes are usually boring… but I will admit that I actually find the fish people in Slayers to be pretty funny 😉
The fish episode was so bad for me it was funny! I haven’t seen it for a while though. I often wonder if I should watch it over again.
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Not a fan of filler eh? Naruto then ought to be avoided 😂 The fillers there have almost become an anime fandom inside joke!
I did here there are lists that show the episodes to avoid for Naruto. I thought I might someday look at those to avoid filler.
Yeah definitely lol. A quick look at some comments might also be a good indicator for such: when I watched Yu-Gi-Oh: GX 3 years ago, anytime the top comment said “Filler episode, skip it” – you know the drill! 😁