Thursday, October 27, 2011

What makes an anime a classic?

With so much anime content out there, it can be hard to find the content that's worth watching. It's all going to come down to personal tastes in the end, but you can at least guide yourself with content that friends enjoy. You can also look towards official reviews as a guide to the content out there that might be worth your time.

Over the years, there have been certain anime series' and features that really stick out among the crowd. They offer up something special, something unique or they just really excel at telling a story. We find this kind of thing quite often in the world of anime, which really makes being a part of it something special.

As the years roll on, that amazing content slowly fades in and out of the public eye. This is when we really start to see what anime features are going to resonate with viewers for years to come. Did an anime just see release at the perfect time to get praise, or does it transcend time to offer something entertaining and engaging to all audiences?

In your eyes, what makes an anime an instant classic? What is it that really sets an anime feature apart from others out there? Can you offer up any features that exist now that you consider classics? Are there any shows currently seeing release or airing in Japan that have a chance at becoming classics?

1 comment:

  1. A classic to me I guess is something that keeps me engaged the whole time. Many times anime may only be good towards the middle or towards the end, but it has to be the whole time for me to consider it a classic. It's the stuff you don't want to put down.