Yes. The standards are, I am an otaku. Yes. I am obviously devoted to Japanese pop culture; cosplaying, drawing in anime style, watch various anime, read manga, etc.
But lemme tell ya the the truth guys. I love anime, but I ACTUALLY also HATE it at the same time.
The thing which ticks me off the most is the overused plots and character stereotypes. Yes, this happens not just with anime, but with nowadays TV shows, movies and American Cartoons too. It is actually a problem which affects all types of stories. So what kinds tick me off?
Harem animes are things which ticks me off the most. I don't get why the hell it gets so popular when most are just the same thing over and over, with no plot and just goes flying around until the fandom dies like Naruto.
The harem anime which ticks me off the most is Sora no Otoshimono which is basically a male version of Twilight. I think the author Sue (Its spelled Suu, but I think Sue sounds better since his characters are mary sues.) Minazuki should marry Stephanie Meyer.
Not all harem anime suck, but the good ones are only like 1% of the whole thing. Elfen Lied and Clannad are probably the better ones comparing to the popular ones today. Not to mention also the reverse harems (Though I found some seriously bad as a normal harem anime.), I would say Hakuouki is great.
Oh, not just harem anime. Alot of plots are stereotyped and annoying, especially in the mainstream anime. They are like rip offs of the famous animes. Which is why I don't watch much mainstream anime. Only mainstream I like are K, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.
Rei Ayanami personality stereotypes. Booring! Why copy Rei Ayanami? I think Rei should me the only person with that personality. Well, I think Eureka from Eureka Seven is the exception, since she starts off like Rei, but as she changes, she isn't THAT quiet like Rei, and she literally is more and more human than Rei. So there. I think there are so many personalities overused too ><
The artworks. Many of them look the same. Especially the practical bishoujo game style. Hence, look at the following:
Mary Sue Minazuki: [link]
Illustrator of Soniko (I kinda like Soniko, but the art is horrid.) : [link]
Yuura Izumi: [link]
That style. is used by everyone. Not just bishoujo game artists, but even shoujo manga artists too. And it is becoming the sterotype of anime. Stop drawing that way and find your own. Well, only exception for that style is Ume Aoki, the designer of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Her bishoujo style works are more distinct in a way, and is tasteful.
Why can''t they just try to make their own distinctive styles, like these:
Unknown artist: [link]
Yone Kazuki: [link]
Kiriko Yumero (idk how to read her name) : [link]
Toshihiro Kawamoto : [link]
Akira Toriyama: [link]
Tomoko Ninomiya: [link]
Peach Pit: [link]
Do you notice they are somewhat more distinct with their styles? Yes. So many styles from these artists are copied and all that kind of crap. Why can't you guys find your own way and try to differ from them?
You may not agree with me, but in my art style, personally, I probably have mixed the old anime style like Gundam, with the nowadays otome game styles together as I am found of the older anime style drawings, as well as the otome game artwork styles. Maybe I might just being a hyprocrite, but I am trying to differ myself. -_-||Yes I am done ranting kthx for reading.