- Oct 13, 2010
How the fuck has Ghost in the Shell not been metioned yet? OP go watch that now. I recommend the first two movies then the anime then the third movie.
Edit: Ninjas'. Damn.
Edit: Ninjas'. Damn.
So true...maninahat said:DO NOT RECOMMEND ME ELFEN LIED. That show is exactly the kind of childish, immaturity I am talking about: a show that pretends to be sober and intelligent, but resorts to cheesecake cat girls, inappropriate panty shots at dramatic moments, and sensationalist gore. Adult content does not equal maturity.
I kind of agree with you, in that cartoons tend to rely on visual extremity (which often leads to excessive graphic violence, extreme exploits, and larger than life characters). Though I know plenty of examples that don't. Yes, I would consider Moore to be mature, though the movie version of Watchmen isn't. For some reason, the film felt it had to raise the game, showing slow motion death and splatter to the extent that it crosses the line from stark to indulgent. That is the problem I have with much anime. It crosses that line.Technicolor said:Honestly I can't recommend you anything. I can't think of any quality anime that takes a simple approach without the use of rather extreme visual content.
Really because most animation, or at least good animated products, tend to emphasize the visual aspects of their subject.
It's like if Pixar said "Up should be a down to earth drama, about a man struggling to cope with the death of his wife & and his aging mediocrity", and then dropped the part about living a life of adventure and reaching your dreams.
I can reccomend you comic books, particularly the works of Alan Moore, I don't know if you'd consider them "mature" enough
(Btw, I agree on Elfen Lied, it really could've used a better director)
Hadashi no Genmaninahat said:
I don't think immaturity is necessarily bad (I've enjoyed plenty of anime shows that are) I just have trouble finding anime that isn't immature in some way. Fanservice to me suggest immaturity, because it shows a kind of contempt the makers have for its audience. They seem to think the audience can't stay focused on a show without promising them boob and ass shots every few minutes. That is what damages "Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou", a gentle, pastoral story which still needs to intice its audience with lesbian robot chicks.Palademon said:Yeah, all anime must be immature since the stereotype that is jokingly reinforced by it's fans includes constant oversexualisation.
Death Note is the anime I can get people who hate anime to watch. EDIT: But I'm sorry that the main 'tagonists are both rather young and therefore it wont be as good because of the obvious demographic. But they do work with mature adults.
I'm sorry that Code Geass is also good but you'll hate it for being immature since it has stupid proportions and fanservice.