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28038 No. 28038 [Edit]
How quick people are to forget. It's funny to think some things can be such massively popular hits one day, only to quickly fall into obscurity the next. I truly can not remember the last time I saw anyone so much as mention evangelion, where as it used to be all anyone could talk about for the longest time. Likewise it's hard to look back and believe something like k-on or lucky star was once a massive hit. I guess without new material to hold people's interest, this is doomed to hit everything sooner or latter. Just seems a bit sad to think about.
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>>28038

That really depends on where you look and what groups you associate with.

There are few anime referenced as often as Evangellion, even today.
The ikari gendo pose is stupidly common.
>> No. 28044 [Edit]
>How quick people are to forget.
20 years is far from "quick". I love Evangelion, it's legitimately my favorite anime. But maybe if Rebuild 4 wasn't vaporware they'd have less issues with 'falling into obscurity' (even though people are still shitting out fanworks etc.). Most anime that are good in some way have even a cult following or find themselves on "top 10" lists all over the internet. Lain being an example.

Shit like Saber Marionette J is an example of something that has fallen into obscurity. Who the fuck still talks about Saber Marionette J? Maybe 3 people at most.
>> No. 28045 [Edit]
>>28044
I like saber marionette j ;v;
>> No. 28046 [Edit]
>>28045
I don't hate it ("shit" was used as a general term, not a pejorative if that makes sense) but it's just not discussed a lot. It's discussed far less than Evangelion for sure.
>> No. 28057 [Edit]
>>28038
>How quick people are to forget
I don't know that online places you frequent besides this one, but Evangelion (and many other not-current-year) series have constant talk, even more so in active image boards (than say, specific community forums). I think the rule of thumb is very simple in this case: If it ever was massively popular, then it will retain that popularity forever; you can still find occasional discussion on ever older series like Lupin and even ancient stuff like Mazinger. Series like "Saber Marionette" stopped being go-to topics after moe anime became commonplace, same with others like "Oh! My Goddess".

What's up with the /b/-tier replies though?
>> No. 28058 [Edit]
>>28038
>I truly can not remember the last time I saw anyone so much as mention evangelion

Is... is this a serious post? It gets mentioned and referenced so incredibly frequently that I've grown outright sick of anything to do with it, despite loving it during its original run.
>> No. 28059 [Edit]
>>28057
>What's up with the /b/-tier replies though?
Wow, I just gave my opinion. I think you need to chill, there's no reason for that kind of talk.
>> No. 28060 [Edit]
Saber Marionette and OMG are still quintessential. I mean, Saber Marionette even discusses moe instead of just having it there, and OMG is definitely a high point and a tie-in to other nerdy and intellectual shit that correlates with liking moe. Maybe it's that people who consume moe are quickly bored, and the best works aren't discussed at the expense of newer ones. Look at us, we have an active thread for fucking Tooru the Magic Dragon Maid, but threads with topics are either inactive or stupid.

Then again, in person things are different. The common ground everyone shares is usually the classics (at least from mid-nineties onward) and it's easy to dive into an in-depth conversation of these works. I guess you can't really go "exactly! and even more, it's like this and that, too" here when you have to wait days for a response, if you get any. Do we even have a population of active and good conversants here? At least three or four are required to get anything going.

I didn't see K-on as interesting to begin with. The girls are cute but... I guess it ultimately lacked the depth of, say, Azumanga or Lucky Star. Speaking of Asumanga, do you guys remember Masamune Shirow? That guy put out some lasting masterpieces. Depth everywhere you step to the extent that reading his works is like walking in a swamp, at least until the third or fourth time. The latest anime with substance I remember was Cross Ange, and that was terribly articulated. Anime like that will be easily forgotten since nobody even picked it up when it aired. Kill la Kill is the latest really good anime, and it still gets content and discussion. The latter should get even better now that the edgemasters and perverts are looking for their next fix away from klk.
>> No. 33944 [Edit]
>>28060
>>28038
> hard to look back and believe something like k-on or lucky star was once a massive hit.
Interesting you say this because k-on is almost always among the top few recommendations for cgdct. It's true that it may not be talked about actively (and with cgdct there isn't much to discuss int the first place) but if you compare it to other non-airing shows of the same genre k-on and Haruhi pop up relatively more often than others.

>I guess it ultimately lacked the depth of, say, Azumanga or Lucky Star
I think K-on hit its stride near the end of the first season and into the second season in terms of character dynamics and depth; the introduction of Azusa broke up the monotony/repetitiveness of the earlier episodes while adding opportunities for development of friendships and pathos (culminating in the final episode of s2).

Conversely Lucky Star might have had more interesting characters but – aside from the Lucky Channel shorts – I don't feel they were used to their full potential. As mentioned in >>/lol/1250 while the characters evidently do have depth, this isn't fully captured by their interactions in the show and even less screentime is given to their development over the course of the series. The few episodes that did manage to do this (the finale, backstory of Konata's mother) were consequently the most memorable. Perhaps having two cours worked against it in this regard since the balance of comedic antics to development that might have worked fine in any other 1 cour SoL show was diluted with 24 episodes.
>> No. 33945 [Edit]
>I truly can not remember the last time I saw anyone so much as mention evangelion, where as it used to be all anyone could talk about for the longest time.

It still is frequently talked about and referenced though.

>Likewise it's hard to look back and believe something like k-on or lucky star was once a massive hit.

This also is still quite popular.

I think the problem with these statements is that they assumes that people must constantly talk about an anime to make it a hit or still relevant today, this simply is not the case. If one was to make a thread saying that they were new to anime and would like to know what they should watch it would be things like Evangelion and Lucky Star that people would respond with, because they are still so loved by the general populace. Likewise if one was to make a thread asking people what their favourite anime of all time was, again it would be things lie that.
>> No. 33946 [Edit]
Could someone tell me what OMG stands for?
>> No. 33947 [Edit]
>>33946
Is it Aa! Megami-sama! ?
>> No. 33948 [Edit]
>>28060
KlK was good...?
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>>28060
>I didn't see K-on as interesting to begin with. The girls are cute but... I guess it ultimately lacked the depth of, say, Azumanga or Lucky Star.
I don't think that's true. The level of detail put into K-On really elevates it, and the way the cast develops slowly over the course of the series is wonderful. I think the graduation scene in K-On is at least as impactful as Azumanga's. They're both among my favourite series, anyway.
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