- Oct 28, 2017
It’s sorta weird territory to enter, cause on one hand, there are obvious issues with a decent number of anime; there very popular tropes that are outright gross. And so I don’t think it’s weird to be offput by it. There is also that there’s certainly a tendency for shitty people with anime avatars and such to do bad things online, building a bad association with fandom of it, for better or worse.
On the other hand, at some point you’re arbitrarily being shitty about a lot of another country’s media just because. And often ignoring, or being ignorant of, a lot of gross things about our own countries’ media in the process. This also extends to games and other things using similar art styles; a lot of the GB GOTY stuff around VNs last year was pretty frustrating to hear for reasons related to this. I’ve also seen that “anime avatars” shit be thrown at marginalized people as a way to easily dismiss them when like... they just don’t want to use a picture of their face as an avatar for significant reasons. And so on.
So like... at some point, just actually criticize what you want to criticize instead of leaning into cheap memes.
plus a lot of “games are bad” stuff is about gamers and corporations and such, but yes, people would probably see that as more unreasonable for some reason
Just because anime is garbage it doesn’t mean anything else isn’t too