[MA-SOC] The Direction of Anime RE: What anime to check out

Ralph Young ralphyoung at optonline.net
Sun Apr 26 20:49:31 EDT 2009

The biggest thing I've noticed is the increase in titles that are 
adaptations of prose, particlarly "light novels."  Its been happening for 
years, but since Haruhi Suzumiya took off its been skyrocketing.

Oh, and mecha shows are definitely on the decline.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chet J" <jerzee_guy at hotmail.com>
To: <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:37 PM
Subject: [MA-SOC] The Direction of Anime RE: What anime to check out

>> Bokurano was a dark but very original anime series about a group of kids 
>> who believe
>> they are joining a video game but instead are making a grievous pact to 
>> pilot a mecha >> in order to save the Earth.
> Sounds like the story for "Ender's Game".

   Similar but not really the same. I read Ender's Game and of course loved 
it but watching Bokurano does not give you any sense of deja vu.

   News is the Ender's Game movie has been scrapped.

   Having been part of anime fandom for many years I saw somewhat of a 
cyclic occurrence in anime.  I wanted to ask if anyone on MA-SOC feels that 
anime is taking a different  direction or is it still cyclic.  Also is that 
direction is good or bad?

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