How do you Define What a Classic Anime is?
Why You Should Watch Classic anime
For those who do not know the controversy here is what happened.
We can learn much from what is considered controversial now and what was controversial back then.
I would not go that far but the level of detail is not as strong as it was in the past.
Why You Might Want to Avoid Classic Anime
English dubbing was still new at the time and it shows.
For example, the main villain in Fushigi Yuugi is named Nakago.
Most sites do not list the English voice actor for him. Even after doing some research I still am not clear who it was.
Related: Why Sub vs Dub is not a Big Deal
Should You Watch Classic Anime
I prefer the stories and plots for the classic over modern anime but that is something that is purely subjective.
How do you Define What a Modern Anime is?
Why You Should Watch Modern anime
I am not going to comment if this is good or bad for the industry as a whole while moving forward in this article.
In 1990 26 anime came out with an episode count that sums to 1457 averaging to 56 episodes per anime.
In 2000 58 anime came out with a total of 2680 episodes averaging to 46 episodes per anime.
2010 had 113 anime released with a total of 3030 episodes averaging 26 episodes.
Last year 187 animes were released with 2972 total episodes averaging 15 episodes per anime.
So in just four decades the average episode count per anime has gone down by almost 75 percent.
Why You Might Want To Avoid Modern Anime
Isekai which is a type of story where someone from the earth is transported to another world has become very popular.
Should You Watch Modern Anime
But now I turn over the conversation to you. What do you think of classic anime? Have any other pros and cons to share on Modern vs Classic anime? If you so let me know in the comment section below.
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