What You Need to Know:
- On November 7th, Toutiao, a giant Chinese opinion site, asked it users a question about anime. "Since 2006, for the last 10 years, do you think that anime is evolving, or is anime regressing?"
- It came to light at that point, that while anime is consumed by China, that which is not banned, has experienced an overall drop across the board. While art techniques were praised for evolving, the biggest complaint was not only the drop in quality of stories, but of the depth of those stories.
- Check out what they had to say below!
- Translator Note: These opinions do not reflect our opinions at Honey's Anime. We do feel it is important to be open and honest with our readers, so sometimes we do bring news like this which comes from a Japanese source.
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These people who pirate anime have no right to comment.
Don't make such a big deal out of a little thing...
Of course it is regressing. Hand-drawn anime is dead. This is the era of CG.
AKIRA was the peak of anime. After that it went downhill fast.
I agree with them. Stop making moe anime. It's all the same!
Hmm but is it really regressing or just changing focus? There are still amazing anime being made now. Difters, Kabaneri, Hibike Euphonium etc. Previously the focus was on the story, but now it has shifted to art style.
I have to agree with you. The shift is obvious but it would be great once CG is mastered, to bring depth back to stories.