American anime style growing like a tumor

                There is currently a dieses in several new children’s shows. A dieses that pertains to a lot of things, but anime is among them. A dieses which slowly emerges its victims in bad anime and poorly done serotypes. The gaming community is also among those affected.  And it isn’t just kid shows anymore, its toys, advertisements, and children’s games as well. I swear the man at the top of these big corporations see all the money things like anime is making and decide they want a piece of the pie. Well, if the pie was made out of huge eyes, odd hair, and bad voice acting as well as animation than they have succeeded.  But it’s not, so instead children’s shows are now filled with cheap rip-offs and bad plots.

This is one of the only good pictures of the sieres.

Exhibit A, I present you with the series known as Redakai.  I found this little… thing when I happen to wake up late on a Saturday morning and turn on the T.V. I decided to actually watch the show after I noticed the anime like art style. I should have just turned off the T.V. The French-Canadian cartoon is just some sad love child of Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon. But at least both those series had a decent art style. I couldn’t help but instantly notice the out of place cat girl and oddly colored elf. There is also a card game to go with the series, which I can say nothing about as I have never played it myself. I’m going to give them credit though, as I’m not entirely sure they were trying to rip off anime, but I would still avoid the show if at all possible.

                Next, I present you with any of the new Ben 10 series. I’m not going to list them all because there are at least 3 and I don’t want to get specific. I really like the first one, I thought it was fun and cute, something I could watch with my younger cousins. But they turned the series in to what seems to be an attempt to appeal to an older audience. In my opinion this was a bad move on their part; the best part of Ben 10was its childlike theme. I don’t want to watch a show about a 17 year-old with my 6 year-old cousin. The plot just seem to go into circles and the dark and romantic element was not something I wanted to see come on daytime cartoon network. I believe there making a new series now because they had so many issues with the old one, I don’t even think it had a target audience.

The new Ben 10, I think this one is alien force

                But these things aren’t just constricted to children’s shows; they’ve speared into toys and games to. You can see the anime influences in girl’s dolls and boy’s action figures. Just the other day I was looking on the back of my Cheerio and I saw a coupon for some Barbie thing. I would was about to give her a moustache when I got a closer glance at one of them. She had a laptop, and on it was you’re standard game controller. They were trying to make a gamer Barbie. I can’t blame them though, with that new Level up show Cartoon network is doing (they just seem to screw up a lot recently) about those supposed ‘Gamers’. I’m willing to bet that when the actors said they play video games they meant, Halo, COD, and WoW. And the female cast member was just a sad attempt to get rid of rule #30 with her short-shorts and slutyness. I think a lot of places have been noticing the teen market for video games and anime and decided younger children would like it to. But no one wanted this, teens don’t want parents to find out want actually can happen when they start to judge these things. We don’t want the lawsuits that start when these things happen, or the unwanted attention from the media.

The new Avatar: legend of Korra

                I’d like to point out that there is no term for an ‘American anime’ ad the term itself is an oxymoron. I’d also like to say that not all American anime influenced whatever is bad. Avatar: the last air bender and Teen Titians have come up in recent years. And there have been many others that I can’t think of currently. So don’t judge until you’ve seen it.

                                                                                Play Minecraft,



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. planorprofit
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 06:43:55

    Animation in cheap American anime is horrible. All Flash-based, I think.
    I loved Avatar, though. Haven’t seen the legend of Korra, however, since I’m a bit nervous that it will just ruin the original series by morphing the story into some awful, twisted thing.
    Have you seen any of it yet?


    • pandaeatingataco
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 22:00:42

      Legend of Korra has not been released yet. I wouldn’t be too worried though, it’s the same people making it. I look forword to it if only because it takes place so far in the future they can do whatever with out screwing up the original plot.


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