Sunday, August 19, 2007

The so called "classics'...

Is it just me or is there some sorta generation gap between us older fans from the 80-90s and all these new age ones that joined in recent popularity after 2000?

I mean all of a sudden I find many of my favorite series as being reffered to as "old school" or "classic". While I might understand that with my favorite manga "Nausicaa of the valley of the Wind" since it is from the 80s but my second favorite series "Ranma 1/2" as well?!

Beyond simply being refered to as old I have heard some unkind things of manga which were revolutionary for their time and what I myself still regard as high quality to this day. I mean Miyazaki hand inked much of Nausicaa and I see people regarding it as "bad"?! I mean tis a far cry from the clean and smooth lines of today but they are clearly artistic differences not quality ones. I mean rarely do you come across such detailed backgrounds even with manga series like Negima CGing much of the environments as well as battle effects. Normally I might shrug this off as a fool commenting but when I see more than half a thread of people making the same comments of "bad art" and "slow story" on what I viewed as an epic title I can't help but wonder if there is a generational gap between us raised on Mobile Suit Gundam & Gundam Wing or Dragonball & Dragonball Z v.s. those who join in during Gundam SEED & Gundam SEED Destiny or Naruto & Death Note.

Well it is something to contemplate... I am still unconvinced that maybe I am reading in to deeply and this is just the result of every kid these days having ADD.

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