General question: what makes a good anime/manga?

Topic started by bigz007 on Aug. 19, 2013. Last post by Destinyheroknight 1 year ago.
Post by bigz007 (1,092 posts) See mini bio Level 20

What is is that make a good anime/manga for you?

Is it a story, animation, character development, something new and unseen yet, drama, fan service, crazy skills and talents of characters, comedy, badass fight scenes or something else...

Post by t_duq (7 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I believe its a combination of several factors, the story is a major part of it as without a decent story line the anime is doomed to begin with. The authors ability to develop a character and also make them relate able and accepted by an audience so the audience feels for the character in times of pain and joy. A good twist every now and then is a good thing but it shouldn't be made into a habit like it was over done in Bleach with Aizen. I personally enjoy action adventure anime, it can't just be pure brutal killing but it can't be all rainbows and puppies either a good balance as well as good and steady character development has never failed me. The anime can't reveal spoilers in the opening like in Fairy tail that just spoils it but a good catchy opening can really motivate me to continue watching a long series. Anime also have cliches that i really enjoy like the group gathering after a fight and the designated character roles like the emo chick and comic relief idiot.

Post by taichokage (13,399 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Good characters, lots of world building, a deep plot and not too stereotypical and if it's a Seinen or Dark Shounen, not too much censoring. Following those guidelines, a manga is guaranteed to be good.
Post by SpectroRaphael (51 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I believe it is mostly a combination of those different things, with bigger emphasis on story, characters & comedy (personal choice, but who doesn't like to laugh?). A series that can make you feel a number of different emotions: joy, sadness, excitement, and make you laugh and keep you at the edge of your seat will always make it to the top of my list.

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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A really good story or great animation helps, but I can point to a lot of series that I love that are lacking in those areas but the one thing they all share is the dynamic between the characters. That's what I'm drawn to. When just watching the characters interact with each other is exciting, i'm in. It's why I can love something like Working that doesn't really have any story and also love Evangelion despite thinking the story is a little dumb and why I'm in love with School Days despite the poor animation. I love watching the core cast deal with the ups and downs that come their way. Just watching them be around each other is entertaining even if they were just sitting in a room, shooting the shit with each other.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,289 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Story, Characters, Action and a sense of fun :)

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