Anime humor itself isn’t annoying (often weird, but not annoying). It is the when and what that makes anime humor annoying. Anime has the bad habit of interjecting humor during serious scenes and having characters that are more annoying than funny.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is especially prone to injecting humor during serious scenes. Several times throughout the series Ed or Al transform into a “humorous” character during series scenes. It was so common it become expected and ruined the scenes. Humor is important and has a place…at certain times. Otherwise it can be jarring and ruin a scene’s impact.
Anime humor is jarring as it is. Abruptly switching to a chibi character or another stylized form (sometimes they are not even characters, but chairs and other inanimate objects) can throw off someone not used to anime’s…idiosyncrasies. Anime humor is often frantic and perverted too. It definitely has little place in key scenes ...
Sometimes anime writers just say “screw it” at the very end of a series. After 26 or more episodes of plot and character development, it’s like the writers get lazy and just cut the loose ends. Often they take a page from Shakespeare and just off everyone. Writers also try to make an ending seem “deep” by leaving us with a scene that either doesn’t make any sense thanks to the psychobabble or is confusing and ambiguous.
It sucks when an otherwise good anime ruins itself in the very final scene like that.
I don’t expect every anime to have a happy ending. That is boring. Sometimes characters are so screwed up they can’t have a standard happy ending. The best they can do is live on with their lives…When they are allowed the live anyway.
Now this is crazier than anything Evangelion had
Anime writers often don’t have to balls or ovaries ...
Far too many anime series take place in high school. Couple that with frequent fan service and I am left squirming uncomfortably. Fan service is when an anime “gives fans what they want.” Fan service can include long, full shots of robots in mecha (mmmm look at that tall, pulsing steel tower of a robot…just throbbing with power!) ,lengthy graphic scenes of violence, and the more common sexually oriented shots of favorite characters.
Fan service can also include references to other anime/manga.
Fair is fair right?
Sexually oriented fan service goes from nudity to sexy outfits – often maids and nurses. Up-skirts panty glimpses are common in shonen. Shoujo, manga/anime oriented to females, also has their own fan service. It often includes accidental kisses and various states of male undress.
Anime also loves the high school scene. It is understandable since high school is something adults and teens both identify with, but it ...