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(and it was reposted here - http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/24/cowboy-bebop-anime-writer-expresses-frustrations-with-industry/)

"Sato questions whether the audience is even interested in taking a deeper look into stories that creators put out. He feels the general audience is losing its ability to understand the meaning behind narratives that they experience. That works with a focus on plot and narrative are passed up in favour of those with an emphasis on cute characters and no real plot progression. As a result, he says, writers such as himself are finding it harder to find work, even as “Hollywood rips off our ideas.”

Anime is overly focused on materialistic escapism in his views, and no effort is being made to draw parallels with real-world problems and issues."

Date: 2010-07-25 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowbellman.livejournal.com
After reading this, I started to think that there maybe a bit of truth in what Sato what saying about the stories.

First,I have to say that growing up with anime industries I have been impressed with the volume of great stores that they tell. This is the main reason that I like to watch them today. It seems to me that the plot is the reason for all these old shows are holding up as they do today. (If the story is sloppy, then why watch it right?)

Now it seems too me that the anime of today has been kind of a glorified case study on how people act and react to others. What's worst, it seems to me that the players are devilmened and their reactions are the main focus of the show. The plots/storeys kind of take a backseat and don't get developed and much as they used to. At least it seems to me.



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