Yessir, that's anime style. It is not based off manga, no it is not. It is based off anime. Specifically, very cheap anime. Read on and you'll see what I mean. Rather than drawing a nose and chin, characters have a snout. Now, fair's fair, even cheap anime isn't quite as bad as that, but that's roughly how it goes. Cheap anime has its side views as a pointy nose running down into a chin, with the mouth stuck somewhere in the cheek. This is so the mouth can flap about all it wants without having to animate anything else. Like I said, cheap. But there is absolutely no reason to do this in a comic, where you do not have to draw things so the inbetweeners can animate more easily. This kid is pretty much one of the worst artists around. In fact, just calling him an artist is pretty insulting. Especially since he hasn't improved since he started.
I bring this to your attention because he is not a lone bad seed, he is apart of a trend that I have been living through the majority of my life. I was fortunate enough to be the last generation to not have “anime” completely force feed down their throat. I was old enough to realize that Pokemon was fucking awful, I grew out of dragonball z around the time it became completely unwatchable, and…I completely missed naurto and bleach FUCK YEAH! But I see these kids…Hell even some of my own dear friends are plagued with the love of this inferior medium. The “shows”are designed to have a stranglehold on the mind of the stupid or easly amused, It uses flashy colors, slow pacing, and violence. Every time I ask one of my friends why they watch one of these “shows” (I almost pains me to call them that—so I won’t ) , I mean these 26 minute abortions, they always give me the same response “ I started watching/reading it years ago now I can’t stop”.
But what is the big fucking deal bitch?! ,You may ask. I will tell you what my problem is with this horrible horrible “artform” (I almost pains me to call it that—so I won’t ), I mean this abortionform. It is one of those things that is popular and horrible, but unlike most things that are popular and horrible it doesn’t have its naysayers. You remember boybands don’t you, well everyone knew that this music was just a bunch of skinny metrosexuals lip singing their way to the bank…I had no problem with that because no one really considered it high art. Reality tv,, we all know it is cheaply made fluff where they take a bunch of future pornstars and film them doing hum drum activities…I had no problem with that because no one really considered it great tv. You remember Akira don’t you, some shitty movie that completely butchered the manga it was based off and is only really remember because it had a cool motorcycle race and no fucking ending… I have a problem with this because it is viewed as some GREAT FUCKING MASTER WORK and it sucked ass. The majority of Akira is grunting, shouting, panting, growling, screaming, and Kaneda playing name tag with Tetsuo. You might make a drinking game out of it, such as taking a shot whenever someone shouts "Tetsuo" or "Kaneda," but I think you'd die of alcohol poisoning. It doesn’t even make any fucking sense. The army goes to pieces faster than the Redskin’s defense ( OH SNAP , YEAH I SAID IT!), but luckily Kenada's around to save the day. Where the entire armed forces of Japan fail, Kaneda manages to duel Tetsuo to stalemate twice and escape with his life…It must be the motorcycle.
Maybe Akira was a bad example let us explore the gateway anime for the majority of the population…SAILOR MOON!The plot goes something like this -- some classic blue eyed, blonde ditz is zapped so all of a sudden she has the power to transform her clothes into a super-tight leotard and the shortest skirt ever seen on a fourteen year old by simply waving a phallic symbol around. She is aided by a bunch of other whiny fourteen year olds, dressed in equally inappropriate attire. There are 200 episodes, and in 199 of them, a completely different monster comes out to attack them. This is followed by the monster kicking her around, until a guy in a tuxedo and mask shows up. Would you like to guess what his name is? Tuxedo Mask -- oh, the creativity of the writers! He pauses the action and speaks some lame line like, "Don't worry Sailor Moon! You are cool so if you just believe, it will be ok!" Then he leaves, and Sailor Moon whips out her wand and zaps the monster with a light, causing it to disintegrate. Why exactly she can't do this at the beginning of the fights before everyone is beatup is left unclear. It teaches our kids that homosexuality and incest is acceptable. The sad thing is...THIS SHIT IS ONE OF THEIR BETTER CARTOONS!
Also it is just insultingly stupid, hell it is just childish. But it is childish in that way that a stupid person can make the claim that it is adult. Anime can be broken up into several main categories. We have the pedophilic magical girl anime, where some underaged little girl will wave a stick and turn half-naked for your viewing pleasure, we have the whole giant-robot thing, where small penised individuals jump in monolithic versions of themselves, we have the violent shows with ludicrous amounts of firearms for absolutely no good reason except that guns are somehow supposed to be cool, We have the fan service shows ,cause nothing says funny like poorly animated tits and we have the inane comedies where seeing people punched into orbit (or whatever cheap gag they like) every episode is fresh and creative "OH NO YOU OPEN THE BATHROOM DOOR WHILE I WAS STILL INSIDE *punch*" . 1/3 of anime can be broken down into a collection of size double D tits, speed lines, and explosions. Now this may make something rated R but it doesn't make it adult. It is completely juvenile. There is no originality in anime, everything has already been done by the west. example lodoss war = lord of the rings multiplied by gay and horrible art. Just the "GrimDark' nature of the non silly “26 minute abortions” confuses people into thinking they are watching something that wasn't designed for 13 year olds with boners and short attention spans.
what exactly is going on with these plus marks here? It is not a cartoony representation of an actual physiological response (such as the sweat mark), nor is it a translatable punctuation mark, unless she is thinking, "Shit, Algebra sucks!" Is it supposed to represent that she is horny? Having her period? Voted for Obama? To make things worse, anime fans feel the need to replicate these stupid expressions. Since they do not usually go outside, this is online where I have to be bombarded by their O.o ^.^ ^^; and so on.