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"Anime offers compelling entertainment", US newspaper

California based newspaper, Daily Trojan writes: This year’s Oscar nominees for best animated film include Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango and some French flick about a cat. Japanese anime films, however, have been absent since 2005’s nomination for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Meanwhile, Spirited Away remains the only Japanese film to have won the award since its creation in 2001.

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Ranma13733d ago

I could not stand these crappy animes (for one reason or another)

1. Hokuto no Ken (no story, just violence without meaning)

2. Saiyuki (just a crap anime)

3. Basilisk (another crappy anime with poor story)

4. Mew Mew power (my little sister would always watch this and it would always piss me off)

Ranma13733d ago

The above anime's give anime a bad name.

I think anime in general is an under rated medium.

its better any hollywood oscar or movie or crap on tv IMO

GillHarrison3732d ago

There is a lot of shitty anime out there, as well as clones. We need more original content do that the medium can expand it's audience. I don't agree with your "Hollywood Oscar" comment though, it contradicts your medium argument and comes off more anime elitist.

Simon_Brezhnev3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

LOL you must didnt pay attention to Hokuto No Ken then. I guess you really think your favorite Ranma 1/2 had a good story or something. Basilisk was entertaining and good. I notice all the stuff you hate is all the main characters have common sense and its mostly Seinen anime.

I want to know whats your favorite anime.

Ranma13732d ago


I have never watched ranma1/2

I just chose username because i couldnt think of anything else

Simon_Brezhnev3732d ago

I still want to know whats your favorite animes. Wondering if you ever finished Hokuto No Ken since you claim it has no story.

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Tuxedo_Mask3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

One of the things that draws me to anime is the original stories, which are few and far between in Hollywood these days. While Oscar Noms are usually the best of the best and mostly original I don't see why they can't include more anime.

I suppose the argument would be that the film has to have been seen in a certain number of theaters in the US, which would be more of a distribution and translation issue rather than just an outright shun of anime.