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Instead of complaining whenever they don't like the current season, they should all watch and increase the popularity ranking of older anime.

The inequality between the number of members for airing anime and older anime hurts my soul.
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good point and a lot of fans say they do not care about animation/visuals because if that is the case then they should have no problem about old anime that usually have not as good visuals/animation than new ones

but also maybe its because its hard to find old anime, like where can i download it ever since BakaBT is no longer publicly available
 
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most people who watch seasonals are not watching it for the quality. most are just doing it for water cooler talk or something similar.
 
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good point and a lot of fans say they do not care about animation/visuals because if that is the case then they should have no problem about old anime that usually have not as good visuals/animation than new ones

but also maybe its because its hard to find old anime, like where can i download it ever since BakaBT is no longer publicly available

Nyaa doesn't work for you? It has a lot.

And I can think of 2 other sites for direct downloading (was 3, but 1 of them is broken now), plus XDCC. (IRC)
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I watch older Anime. Most people don't like them because the animation looks old and they got no pretty colors. Both arguments are bullcrap.
 
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deg said:
good point and a lot of fans say they do not care about animation/visuals because if that is the case then they should have no problem about old anime that usually have not as good visuals/animation than new ones

but also maybe its because its hard to find old anime, like where can i download it ever since BakaBT is no longer publicly available

Nyaa doesn't work for you? It has a lot.

And I can think of 2 other sites for direct downloading (was 3, but 1 of them is broken now), plus XDCC. (IRC)


XDCC is the best option no doubt and ye i use that a lot in the past too but i doubt casual anime watchers would bother to learn how to use that and also a lot will be too lazy to register to AniDB to find the XDCC sites of fansubbers

about Nyaa i tend to notice old anime have low to zero seeds being a public tracker

but my comment is not specifically about me but just the general anime fans

also im not familiar with illegal streaming sites if they have old anime
 
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about Nyaa i tend to notice old anime have low to zero seeds being a public tracker

In my experience those with low seeds still download really fast as long as they actually connect.
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People who refuse to watch older shows are usually the younger ones. Teens will watch whatever every other teens are watching because it is the psychological nature of adolescence to care a lot about peer recognition. Just let them do whatever they want. Anime is a teen-centred media anyways.
 
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Older anime should be more available.
 
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I'm actually trying to do this more often. I belive I started with Code Geass a couple of years ago and it was amazing. I've watched Sangatsu no Lion last year and the second season is one the best things I've watched in my life. Hunter x Hunter wasn't really great for most parts, but Yorknew was really well done, and Chimera Ant was probably the best arc I've watched in anime. Right now I'm trying to watch JoJo, but I still don't see the appeal. Most likely I will finish watching Evangelion when it comes out on Netflix this month, and I after maybe go for Clannad, or if I have more time Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.
 
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Yeah, I totally agree, more people should give "older" anime a try, it's not like they have to dive deep into the realm of 80's or 70's anime, but checking out some creative works of the '00s might be a good first step to try out new series and broaden your horizon. If they happen to dislike it, that's fine but at least try it out, and see if there might be something for you.

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old anime that usually have not as good visuals/animation than new ones


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because they don't actually think the current season is shit, theyre just saying that to sound cool or w/e
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Older anime is limited and you can finish all of them.
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Well the current season does indeed suck but I’ve spent the my time watching Three Kingdoms instead of anime lately so that works too

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Seasonals are trendy and relevant. When you're prioritizing the hobby itself less than how trendy and relevant you are with the hobby, then the idea of doing something that isn't trendy or relevant isn't even going to be taken into consideration.
 
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cause people dont actually want to watch anime lul
people also dont want quality anyways , if they really do they would wait for BDs
but that defeats the purpose and tbeir entire existance for watching anime
so they wont
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I'm so occupied with older anime that I barely find any time to watch seasonals, yet I'm still watching many seasonals. There's too much stuff to watch, and until I'm done with everything I've always wanted to watch, I won't start watching seasonals consistently.
 
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Most havent even seen the best from last 2 decades they don't know what they're missing. Telling them to watch pre 2000 is like asking them to stop masturbating they would like to do it but they cant
 
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Lol that's actually what I'm doing now.
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People do watch old anime, but they don't post in discussion threads as those discussions are inactive. So it only appears as if people are only watching seasonals. It is often fun to participate in forum discussions and you can't do that for older anime. (Because there are too many of them and the number of people watching them gets distributed).

On the other hand, there are only a number of seasonals at any given moment. Most of the seasonal anime become well known and rapidly ascend in popularity because they are showcased in all streaming media while they are airing. So generally people prefer watching these.
 
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I do often do that though. If there's nothing interesting in the new season, I just rewatch older stuff I like. No reason to watch shitty anime that I probably won't enjoy when I could watch anime that I know is good.
 
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If an older anime is good (which it usually is, i won't watch a no name anime when i still haven't watched evangelion for example) i often can't stop watching and it interferes with my plans, so i have to wait for a time when i have enough free time for binge watching. But seasonal anime only airs once a week, i can't binge it even if i wanted to. Therefore i can watch these weekly anime without worrying about them being time consuming, i simply can't watch more than one episode per week. So for me a weak season like fall 2018 means watching only a few anime for an entire season, whereas a strong one (winter and spring 2019) means watching several shows without worrying about my time.
 
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I am watching a mix of both old and new and I am enjoying it. There's a lot of older stuff I have seen most of, but not all of , hence not listing it and so thinking about rewatching those.
I won't go as far as to rewatch Dragonball though lol I loved it as a kid but I don't think I can stomach a 10 minute recap every episode anymore.
 
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also old anime shows from the 70s and 80s have too many episodes to watch, i just happen to watch those as a kid on TV back in the 1990s but now i prefer short series or even just anime movies except for few anime like Dragonball and Fairy Tail
 
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The problem is that people want to stay tuned with wathever is being broadcast now. They feel the need to keep up with what is current, either due to being able to discuss it with others more easily (hey, what about yesterday's episode of ___?), or just to feel like they are part of the latest trend. It feels that this happens more frequently with younger people.

Also, some people dislike older animation for whatever reason. Still, I claim that old animes age way better than old videogames, that have gameplay problems, different controller design and stuff like that. Some have amazing, uniqie art styles, even for their era.

There is also the problem of availability - sometimes, older animes simply can't be found, despite a wide search. It happens more to unpopular shows, though.

Those who refuse to watch older animes should just give them a shot, there are some (many, I'd say) precious gems among them.
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I always tend to be watching an already completed anime alongside seasonal shows.
 
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good point and a lot of fans say they do not care about animation/visuals because if that is the case then they should have no problem about old anime that usually have not as good visuals/animation than new ones

but also maybe its because its hard to find old anime, like where can i download it ever since BakaBT is no longer publicly available


That one tend to be the excuse they always gave me when i recomend older shows. I hate it so much when it happens that once i get really mad.
 
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If by older you mean non-airing, pretty sure a majority of people already do that. If by older you mean old in age, it doesn't really matter as long as they're watching something they want to watch.

Complaining about the current season and watching non-airing/old anime are't mutually exclusive. You can do both.



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I watch older Anime. Most people don't like them because the animation looks old and they got no pretty colors. Both arguments are bullcrap.

Arguments? You mean opinions and taste
 
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The one I want to watch is not translated in English :> ( Miracle Giants Doumu-kun )

And I don't know why people like seasonal stuff, I like watching the older stuff because I can binge watch the episodes without having to wait each week for a new episode.

I did that Ace of The Diamond Act II and it sucks having to wait for the story to continue.

But with Hunter x Hunter for example, its already has all its episodes :> ( until they pull a second season )

But as most people said, its a conversation starter and its the trend. It sucks going to an anime discussion post and seeing the latest comments on an anime you are now watching go from 2 Months ago - 1 Year ago - 3 Years ago and so on. Feels like you were a bit late to the party and have to wait 5 months for another opinion. My idea.
 
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Good point, idk why people don't, gives them a good opportunity to find stuff they might love.
 
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I do, but I normally don't find seasons complete shit. Only time I had to do it was Winter 2018 when there was nothing interesting for me.
 
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Because the people who complain about the current season obviously can't be bothered to do any simple online research (otherwise they'd be watching something in the current season), so they'd have even more difficulty finding older series.

Anyhow, yeah, I both follow the current season and check out completed titles as well, usually between seasons.
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But the current season is not terrible. It has Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki.
 
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I prefer older anime generally and i do watch it but seasonals can have something to offer. Just this year we had Mob Psycho II which I think is a great show
 
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I started watching Neon Genesis Evangelion and so far, so good, also watched Blue Gender as well, but I simply can't get into older animes for a longer period even though I know some shows are pretty shit nowadays.
 
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If by older you mean non-airing, pretty sure a majority of people already do that. If by older you mean old in age, it doesn't really matter as long as they're watching something they want to watch.

Complaining about the current season and watching non-airing/old anime are't mutually exclusive. You can do both.
Exactly what I wanted to say. One can use this time to catch up on all the shows on their Plan to Watch list. Why does it have to be older (in age) anime?
 
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I'm also making the argument that season anime (like current airing) is more relevant, there's a lot more to talk about when something's new

Older anime of course has the problem with being the opposite side of the coin - no one is talking about these shows, anyone whose had a chance to watch them likely know quite a bit about them now or any kind of fandom has moved on to a newer show

I still think there is a place to talk about older anime though - 80's or even 00's (which I believe many members here are more familiar with 00's) just make a thread on "retro" anime, make recs or spark conversation about the ones everyone remembers, just cause they are old doesn't mean no one at all wants to talk about them
 
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I mean most of casual watchers are 9gaggers type.

They watch stuff that is trending, then by that fan or shittalk the show. And also they create bait threads or bring useless conflict to existing threads/topics. Just in spite it for the most of the time. Rather than creating discussions with actual theme, they just hate something for no reason or just out of spite to bait out fans.

You know.. the typical type that like putting foot in front of someone without being noticed and then laugh at them.

Point being that most viewers are mostly rather modern day casuals 9gagger type of kids. Thus they copy-paste stupid threads and whine in pointless stuff.

In this case. "modern/this season Anime sucks.. why they make such crap" etc.. threads are prime example. I mean.. there are good and bad shows every season, every year, every decade. And whenever it's bad or good is up to viewers personal taste.

So instead of searching something they would enjoy more likely. They spend their time shittalking instead.

And same way are any of popular products. The more popular is something, the bigger is hatebase as well.

So they either make these threads to trigger people and enjoy their suffering or anger.
Or they are simply moronic enough to complain instead of searching for type of Anime they would enjoy.
Selection pool is giant.. there are plenty of Anime out there for any taste.





TDLR: It's on of these topics/threads that are usually started by "modern day 9gagger" type of kids.
The X (anime, story, character, concept etc..) + "is bad/crap etc.." threads.
 
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Probably they don't think they'd enjoy older the animation quality and style and also want to be in on mainstream talk about airing shows.
 
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I don't like binging anime, seasonals are only one episode a week. No matter how bad a season is, there will at least be one decent anime anyways. People just exaggerate.
 
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Because we don't have any shit seasons and there is always good seasonal shows.
 
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cuz they’re dumb that’s why lol
 
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I've actually been doing a bit of statistical analysis of the rating distributions to see just how bad the recency bias really is but unfortunately I have finals at the moment so it will have to wait.
 
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The seosonals aren't really that bad, there will always be a good show to watch.
 
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most people who watch seasonals are not watching it for the quality. most are just doing it for water cooler talk or something similar.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the reason.

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I don't like binging anime, seasonals are only one episode a week. No matter how bad a season is, there will at least be one decent anime anyways. People just exaggerate.
You can do it like me; I neither binge nor watch seasonals. I watch maybe 1-3 eps a night, when I watch at all, and I usually stop for a while after I finish something.
 
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The after debate at the water cooler as mention above, One of reason why i enjoy seasonal anime .We all have Strong thoughts and opinions and want to express them , I love to read different observations then my own and to see how other valuates things that occurs in the anime .The older anime thread are more then less dead ,seasonal are alive and fun as hell
 
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Lol I dont even care if the current season is shit or not, I watch older anime all the time
 
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Same here I really don't understand how talking about an average show became better than watching an actually great one
 
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I have a pretty simple rule that no matter how a season is I will be watching at least one older anime. I am watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes right now and it is the best anime I have ever watched.
 
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