How has anime changed in the last ten years?

Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez

How has anime changed in the last ten years?

Jace Sanchez
Jace Sanchez

Gone from mostly visual novel adaptions to light novel adaptions
Almost no original work anime
Isekais took the throne from battle harems

Asher Rogers
Asher Rogers

Amount of show per year increases and anime gets even more popular than ever.
That's it I guess, everything else pretty much stay the same.

Sebastian James
Sebastian James

Pinnacle of VN adaptations came with KyoAni's Keyshit shows
KyoAni popularized LN adaptations

What's next in their career?

Noah Sanders
Noah Sanders

It got more gay.

Asher Ramirez
Asher Ramirez

Light novels have done more to destroy the quality of anime than America's done to destroy terrorism.

Nicholas Fisher
Nicholas Fisher

more QUALITY

Bentley Perry
Bentley Perry

2011
haha le funny k-on meme

2013
haha le funny madoka meme

2016
haha le funny jojo meme

It hasn't changed at all
It's the same shit disguised as something else
You're an idiot if you think it's dying or is worse than it used to be. Anime has always been bad, read more manga.

Cameron Fisher
Cameron Fisher

Native 1080p?
More shader-type filters
1-cour is now the norm
Even less original albeit sexier female character designs
NEETs and 2Donly-fags are now acceptable MCs
The economy seems to be fucked as 90% of all characters (in a realistic-type setting) has a part-time job
Less crime
Even slower romance
Less seinen/josei
Homoeroticism is acceptable
Slapstick humor has somewhat fallen out of grace

It doesn't look very promising for the next 10 years.

Angel Ward
Angel Ward

It has gotten worse and worse.

Aiden Diaz
Aiden Diaz

Slapstick humor has somewhat fallen out of grace

which is a damn shame, I want my characters to fall over when someone says something stupid

Kayden Baker
Kayden Baker

LN adaptations are killing anime.

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

It got better
But anime is dying! Moeshit and adaptation will end it!
One thing will save us all: kyoani

Evan Gray
Evan Gray

allowing studios to regularly pump out profitable shows
killing anime

LNs may be awful but at least they provide a shitton of easy to adapt stories with all sorts of settings/themes/characters/etc. The last thing you want is for anime to become stale.

James Jenkins
James Jenkins

A lot more shows seem to be blatant wish fulfilment for otakus/neets. Think the *loads* of new harem shows and how harem elements are shoehorned into things now

Also as another user gas said how neets/2D fags are now acceptable Mrs, also grills are straight up panders now (most egregious example being some garbage like Hagenai where the girls all play eroge games and shit).

Also a lot more loli shit now, I get its popular but it makes me mildly uncomfortable. I guess it's there because it is so popular though.

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

less edgy garbage like FMA, Berserk, etc
almost no DEEPshit like Psycho Pass or Eva
CGDCT-style moe (i.e. "moeshit") peaked with Kiniro Mosaic and has been in decline ever since
more isekai battle harems
more otaku pandering (but less moe for some reason)
less sex and nudity
less (good) ecchi

I am honestly very conflicted about all of this. I used to hate moeshit but now I kind of want to go back.

Ryder Moore
Ryder Moore

Slapstick humor has somewhat fallen out of grace
This hit the hardest

Josiah Rodriguez
Josiah Rodriguez

Things have been good ever since Kyoani invented moe

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

Episode count is getting shorter

Wyatt Smith
Wyatt Smith

peaked with Kiniro Mosiac
implying Kiniro Mosiac was the peak of anything

Landon Turner
Landon Turner

It peaked with K-On

Brayden Barnes
Brayden Barnes

It was 90% cute girls doing cute things with almost no actual overarching plot. K-On actually had a story.

Colton Jenkins
Colton Jenkins

/this

A lot of anime have been ruined by poor pacing that makes them seem rushed.
They either have to squeeze too much content into too few episodes and ruin the pacing. Taboo Tattoo nearly gave me a seizure.
Or they have to cut a fuck ton of content and ruin the adaptation altogether.

Some anime need two cours or more!

Juan Baker
Juan Baker

K-On! was 10 years ago

Gabriel Wood
Gabriel Wood

This. Kiniro mosaic was more moe by far and that's why it's my favorite. Lucky star being a strong follow up.

I think K-On compares better against shows like love live.

Austin Stewart
Austin Stewart

Does Christmas Cake status start at 25 or after 25?
Because is it starts at 25, Mugi and Ritsu are already there.

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas

It hasn't
Same shit, different wrapper

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

The last thing you want is for anime to become stale.
You mean literally what LN adaptations are doing to it?

Jace Young
Jace Young

Are movies a bigger trend, or am I just more aware of them now?

Kayden Adams
Kayden Adams

Light novels have done more to destroy the quality of anime than America's done to destroy terrorism.
so nothing?

Oliver Ortiz
Oliver Ortiz

Anime has always been about fads user. That's why manga is so much better. Just learn to ignore the meme shows.

Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith

after
its when you start getting away from the 25th that it becomes sad

Cooper White
Cooper White

So, 26?

Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

A lot of bad directing. Some directors try to push their own vision and stray too far from the original material.

Very rarely it works, like K-On!, but more often it fails like with Kuma Miko.

Nathan James
Nathan James

You weren't around when CLAMP was successful it seems.

Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis

Agreed. 12 episode format ruined a lot of shows with potential. 24-26 ep format was perfect.

Justin Scott
Justin Scott

No. You are not imagining it. Movies are a big trend. For sequels they are more attractive. Less risk and more rewards than a tv season. Also less headaches trying to match a production schedule.

Jayden Long
Jayden Long

Also a lot more loli shit now, I get its popular but it makes me mildly uncomfortable. I guess it's there because it is so popular though.
You mean the opposite now, I guess.
Yeah, loli boom ended with 00's, and we now have none of them, or only as side character, and once a year we get a protag, but you can forget real ecchi with lolis anymore.

And that's the exact thing that changed the most: real lewd lolicon has disappeared from an industry (even Illya anime is tamed to hell) that is getting more and more lewd with its ecchi series.

Cameron Clark
Cameron Clark

There are still plenty of original anime but it's more risky. Sure when you hit big it makes tons of cash. Look at Code Geass and Madoka. Even Eva was an original. Gundam Seed is technically an original. Isekai themed anime have been around forever. You are just noticing them now cause it's easier to watch them. Adaptations of LN and manga and games have also always been around and will continue. The only big thing that has changed is the amount of anime. There is like a glut of it. And art has evolved of course and cgi.

Nathan Thompson
Nathan Thompson

Generally higher production values too. I do wonder if we'll see more original or directly adapted stuff instead of sequels. I wouldn't mind if they become something like what OVAs used to be.

Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks

Design changed after death note. Then we got more weird stories later.

Jason Long
Jason Long

higher production values

I agree with this, if nothing else a lot of anime *looks* better than it used to.

Being pretty isn't the same as being good, of course.