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Jumpin said:

Anyway, right now I've been watching some recent anime.
I'll be honest, I couldn't stand most anime from about the mid-late 90s onward. It was ridiculous repetitive stuff for the most part. I've been really enjoying anything that looks at the mundane life experiences and the stories that can be told there from the only sorts of characters that can tell those stories. When I see an anime about a character with no psychological depth, but has some kind of ninja power or other super ability, I wanna hurl from boredom at the concept.
Sometimes they mix positive attributes in with overwhelmingly negative attributes (Neon Genesis fits the bill) and it works - I like those stories because they can't be told by your average "I wanna be the best master at X" dickhead anime character. Motivation for motivation's sake is lazy storytelling.

There are loads of good anime from the late 90's to current. Like Cowboy bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Monster, Code Geass, Trigun, Steins;Gate, Attack on Titan, Demons Slayer, Death Note etc etc You've just not been looking in the right places.

If you want recommendations try Myanimelist.

Last edited by hinch - on 07 March 2021