I must say that I can't considered myself not a fan of anime. I haven't seen that much anime or old school that I keep hearing about, such as dragon ball Z, but I freaking loved FMAB (Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood). Even to the point that I shed a few tears at some scenes and I like to think that I'm a tough person to get emotional. My first RP that I joined is an anime, though I'm even trying a genre that is on my dislike list - my reason is that I want to pressure myself and challenge to write in settings that don't appeal to me. I can't thus say with straight face that I'm not a fan of anime, cause facts are pointing that I'm a fan.
What my key points are general spread over :
- How is the RP managed?
OP fest is being restricted and managed away? The GM('s) seem to know what they are doing?
- How active is the group and what is the writing requirement?
No, not because I'm an elitist f*** nugget that wants to prove herself to be better, but because it is more the other way around. I suck and I don't want to jump into a RP where everybody can write how grass grow in the most fascinating manner and all I can pull off is : "It is green and I'm indifferent about it. The sky is is blue. Nice."
- What is the plot?
I'm interested and trying to be flexible (No, Deuce, no. No.) making characters fit into story. Not to take away the spotlight - I like to focus on my own character and don't mind try to drag others in some personal development, friends... yaaaay! - of course!
Anime has a tag which can be matched with other genres but sometimes it cannot be matched with certain ones. Similar to how horror or fantasy is, it can be matched with other genres but sometimes it cannot be matched with certain ones.
Might just be me, but aren't you're not contradicting yourself with this? You're starting with the argument that Anime is a versatile tag, able to tag with some - as horror and fantasy- which I can agree with. But then you in the same sentence that it can't be combined with another 'genre'. From what I've read so far is it that it is all personal viewpoint and that I can respect, but that is kind of a circle or I legit need to stop boxing before my brain gets more mashed up.
As for the whole talk regarding if anime is a genre or not, I must say that I think that Brovo hit the nail with the hammer as that Anime is more of a setting than a genre. (wauw, I bet he has never ever ever heard somebody say that... *not even going to cross her fingers for that :C * )
Now please don't think that I try to be the annoying little bitch that moved her head round the corner and started to throw with feces ( I often get the idea that I do that. .__. *hides the evidence* ), but I'll just react on two last things that kind of 'bothers' me. Not in a negative manner, but something that I want to give my opinion about. Not that it is anything worth, mind you.
When putting anime in a genre aspect of things the only thing you can look forward to besides the very small piece of it which is CS's appearance is the unexpected scenes and wild conclusions, where you think you won but really another villain was behind it all or out of no where your best friend shoots you and explains how he was the enemy the whole time. Of course this can be imply to realistic aspects but whenever you put ''anime'' in anything it automatically makes your roleplay unexpected and some what wild no matter if its romance or soap opera drama.
Sorry, but I disagree heavily with this. Why would the setting of anime mean more romance/drama of any kind? Any kind of setting/genre can have similar drama or let's call the critter by a more correct term : character development. While Anime has the tendency to surprise people, I've been more often surprised in other settings. History, slice of life and all the other terms can have such twists. Even in our history we can see such expected or unexpected twists.
For example, Hitler backstabbing Stalin. What your quote made me wonder (and don't get it wrong, I don't think you're dumb!) but is if you realize how devious people have been over the times. Backstabbing, twists, drama and more are all happening in an equal manner in other settings. They often just follow some other 'guidelines' and that is okay. Everybody has their taste of what they find more interesting, but I think it is a bit wrong to state that when you put the 'tag' on the 'setting/genre' Anime that it will have more drama than any other RP. It is after all more scale/subjective. You might not find it dramatic that the turtle of Yara died, but to her and her sibling it might just equal the end of what they know and were used to. It is all (I think! .__. ) based on perspective and not much on the whole setting on if its dramatic nor. I'm sure that other people that I look up to can probably explain this better, but hope that you get what I'm trying to say.
I didn't know this till someone mentioned it to me a year back but people that do anime roleplays act differently inside them to that of a person doing a non visual roleplay with either all text or perhaps doing something more realistic like not only using real pictures but using real physics.
And this. I don't want to come over across mean or trying to disprove everything you're stating. Really, not at all. But you're in the same 'anime RP' as me, correct? Perhaps an idea to look around and see how some characters have appearances that aren't really anime-esque. I'm guilty of that and thus I can't agree with that statement. People are people. In two different settings, you can always point out the big differences but the subtle similarities will be there. Cause people are writing them and if you want I can even point out an example of that.
I'm in both in a RP of Gerontis alternative Naruto RP, where I have a character Harumi Uchiha (Deuce, no. Hands out of pants!), and in a sci-fi RP that is lead by Brovo, where I have a character Valerie Valkrich. You can already state that the settings are hugely apart from each other, so what the fuck am I rambling about? Simple.
Harumi and Leonie have the common thing with parents. Harumi tried to search for her parents as they were missing for some time. It ended up with that she found them dead and managed to find the culprit with her sibling. Now, that had some impact on her on several levels. What 'connects' her or might help you to understand that I don't believe that the setting/genre of Anime has a bigger impact is because Leonie is in the same 'ship (ha, funny cause... yeah.. sci-fi. Spaceships and... >__> ) with that she has lost her mother already and now is unsure if her dad is alive. Both have different personalities, but it is clear that they have similarities with something as that. The development might be different as results, but does that make Harumi's story more dramatic? Or is Leonie's story more dramatic, cause of the setting? No and yes. It is all subjective and that is also the same for the appearances.
Some GM's might request that people don't use anime-esque images, but it is all what one person might prefer or not. Oh wait, damnit!
Aesthetic and personal preference.
Also people use pictures instead of descriptions because they more accurately communicate an appaerance. You trade agency for clarity.
I... didn't see this. .___.
Sorry for the long (boring, incoherent and ranting) post