Me. Art Major. Almost done with school. Just finished up a response and criticism course. Now yearn to ask thought provoking questions. This is one that I wanted to put out about a year or two ago, but never knew how to word it…..UNTIL NOW!
Shit….I started writing this months ago when I was freshly smartened from said response and criticism class. Now I’ve dumbed up again over the winter break and fuck me if I know how to word this correctly (should have probably written that down huh?). Well, here goes nothing…
Does Enjoyably Make an Anime Good?
You can say that an anime is good. Why is it good though? What makes a certain show good? I mean, I LOVED High School o the Dead. It was probably one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve seen. But when it comes down to actual character depth, storyline, etc, it was basically nothing I couldn’t have written myself. Boobs + Zombies + Some More Boobs. So does this make the show a bad show?
In terms of writing, maybe. But wait! I LOVED THAT FUCKING SHOW! So what gives? Should enjoyability be the ONLY thing that determines whether or not a show is deemed a quality show? Let’s take a second and use some Oscar worthy movies.
There Will Be Blood.
- Critically Acclaimed Movie
- Daniel Day Lewis was awesome (duh)
- Won about 25 awards from certain ceremonies, including Oscars for Best Actor and Cinematography.
- Sucked something awful, and I wouldn’t care if every single copy disappeared forever.
I HATED that movie with a passion, as you can tell if you click the link above this sentence. It was the most boring piece of shit ever. The only good scene was when Daniel Day Lewis goes bowling at the end. That’s literally all one needs to watch for this heap of shit. I even gave this movie a final grade of a “FUCKING SHIT (1).” Now to compare to a much less critically acclaimed movie.
Have you ever seen this movie? No. Have you heard of it? No. Nobody has, and that’s too bad because it’s fucking brilliant. Did it win awards? No. Did it get 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not even close. It stars Tim Roth and has some other guys you may have heard of like Bruce Willis and Antonio Banderas. It won a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress (Madonna, who I didn’t even know was in this movie).
It’s about one crazy night of a Bellhop at a Ritzy hotel, who gets into all sorts of crazy shit. It’s split up into 4 parts. Each part is centered around a specific room and is directed by someone completely different. (Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriquez, and Quentin Tarantino respectively). I’ll admit that the first part is pretty…odd, but the movie gets exponentially more interesting and well…better as it progresses, ending with an awesome bomb of hilarity. I LOVED THE SHIT out of this movie. Yet, it apparently sucked according to everyone else who is living.
Was the writing good? Mehhhh….the first part is about girls trying to find semen to put into a pot for some magic thing or something. It’s really stupid. In fact, I would guess that most people would find this movie pointless and stupid, but I really really enjoyed it. So what? Was it good? Did it suck? Who the fuck knows?
(I actually watched and enjoyed this show ^….what the fuck?)
Back to anime. I enjoyed Queen’s Blade. I enjoyed Lucky Star (which I even admit is a shitty show). Hell, I even enjoyed that show about the boob gamblers. But all of those shows were pretty shitty in terms of….everything. So what’s the deal here? What makes a show good?