The Death of Classic Anime

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  • Xuất bản 15 Th05, 2019
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    Today I extend my thoughts on a comment I made previously in my "Best of Anime 2018" video about the lack of modern classic Anime, since non of you could agree on it in the comments section.

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  • Bran Coan
    Bran Coan 8 giờ trước

    In the manga world there's also a list of "classics" (in 2ch for example) so maybe how these are chosen out might shed some light to the definition of "classic" and modern classic in Anime? One major difference is that manga as a medium is more resistant to time. While the style changes, old manga can be of same/better quality than the new ones, it's all up to the individual writer. That's why there's "must read" list but not really a "classic" list.
    "Must reads" seems to be judged in three qualities: Consistency, Uniqueness & Delivery.
    Consistency being if the story/character is consistent _and the story ends when end is due_. This because publisher forcing writer to continue because of popularity is so common. (Naruto and Bleach if for example, not considered good because of that, while Parasyte/Kiseijuu and even Death Note is.)
    Uniqueness is well, uniqueness. Could be anything from the story,(Parasyte, Suicide Island, The Silent Service, Erased) the concept (Planetes, Space brothers, Bokurano), the artstyle (Kaiji, Jojo).
    Delivery: A cliche Shonen manga can still be a master piece if delivered right (HxH), and a bland story or concept can still be good with good character development (Dai's great adventure, I am a hero, Rookies) and portrayal (Black jack, Yotsubato, Onani-master Kurosawa etc) of characters.
    If it has something to offer hat is unique, consistent and with good delivery it's hard for followers to emulate that without being a "copy" of it, and there you got a "classic" manga/anime. (my 5 cents)

  • Anish Shrestha
    Anish Shrestha 13 giờ trước

    still waiting for Konosuba SIII. Comedy classic

  • borosbattalion23
    borosbattalion23 Ngày trước

    Anyone know the song at 5:03?

  • Cherry Pie
    Cherry Pie Ngày trước +1

    I really need to know what background music is paying at around 2:35 if any knows and bestows their kindly knowledge upon me I would be grateful.

  • Sebastian Hama
    Sebastian Hama Ngày trước

    madoka magica, jojo, konosuba, nichijou, shinsekai yori, re:zero
    those are modern classics fellas

  • FIRST-LAW-FANTASY ABERCROMBIE

    can anyone tell me the name of the song playing at 3:20 ?

  • Lokk j
    Lokk j 3 ngày trước

    Yes! Legend of the Galactic Heroes is the best anime off all time

  • Maya Prints
    Maya Prints 4 ngày trước +1

    I think HxH is best shonen change my mind

  • That guy
    That guy 4 ngày trước

    Also demon slayer and opm are going to be classics

  • That guy
    That guy 4 ngày trước

    I usually skip the sponsor part but fuck am I glad I didn’t this time 😂😂

  • RamenGod
    RamenGod 5 ngày trước

    Hey cunt link the songs you use

  • Sequency
    Sequency 5 ngày trước +1

    "If everything is special, nothing is."
    - Gigguk

  • Wilm hosenfeld
    Wilm hosenfeld 7 ngày trước

    I think a lot of it is lack of conclusion from even the most well received anime in the last few years. Most animes lately are manga adaptions, greenlit for a season or two, which are still ongoing so this results in a lot them leaving us off with cliffhangers or mostly unresolved narratives. A personal example for me would also be Mob Psycho 100, I absolutely adore this show, but since it is an ongoing work and god only knows if we'll get another season, there is no closure at all. This wasn't as prevalent some decades ago, stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Eva, etc, you got the whole package to appreciate and reflect upon. This is has become increasingly rare in the current age of Anime.

  • FonchCakes
    FonchCakes 8 ngày trước +1

    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Mob Psycho 100, One Punch Man, Space Dandy

    • Fenix Anime BG
      Fenix Anime BG 7 ngày trước

      Is Jojo a modern classic or just a classic?

  • Marcus Lustri
    Marcus Lustri 9 ngày trước

    I say devilman was a classic

  • Sangheili Commander
    Sangheili Commander 10 ngày trước

    The one classic i will never forget is the original guyver 12 episodes easy to watch i challenge anyone seeing this to give it a chance its so good when you get sucked in it only take about 1 or 2 episodes to pull you in

  • Michael G
    Michael G 11 ngày trước +1

    Death Note no? I’ve always felt that it being a Classico.

  • spaceshinobi
    spaceshinobi 11 ngày trước +1

    What music starts at 01:00 ????

  • Wowtschik
    Wowtschik 11 ngày trước

    whats the music bye 10:15

  • Wowtschik
    Wowtschik 11 ngày trước

    SAO is a Classic atleast the Abridged version

  • OneTwelve
    OneTwelve 11 ngày trước

    "I don't think I need to clarify what kind of impact anime like Evangelion or Akira had"
    LMAO best line

  • Kakashi Hatake
    Kakashi Hatake 13 ngày trước

    I saw NGE last year for the first time, and thought to myself that these people praising it are blinded by nostalgia. It was ok, but not that much.
    As for Legend of the Galactic Heroes, I started watching it and now I cannot thank these old fags enough to not have let the anime community forget about this absolutely incredible show, which I am only 20 episodes in but seems like it will be going to become my favourite anime of all time.

  • space 192
    space 192 14 ngày trước

    What anime is it at 4:26 ? :)

  • jacksperry
    jacksperry 14 ngày trước

    whats that anime at 09:38?

    • jacksperry
      jacksperry 14 ngày trước

      i mean 09:39, the blue haired girl

  • Kaoboy
    Kaoboy 14 ngày trước

    The moment you said escaflowne Iit brought tears into my eyes. It might not be the best or first popularized isekai anime show but it will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Orpheus
    Orpheus 15 ngày trước

    Madoka Magica, Violet Evergarden, Made in Abyss are modern classics. But I do see your point.
    There is SO MUCH anime, but there is SO LITTLE that is of high quality.

  • Stevan Gucu
    Stevan Gucu 15 ngày trước

    I want to thank you. It was here where I heard of LOGH for the first time and it was one great experience watching it. I was watching it at the same time as Game of Thrones was approaching end and I was way more excited to see the ending of 20 year old series that truly has an ending with subverting expectation in comparison to GoTs forced and illogical decisions in story only made to shock people watching it in pubs. I hope that books will have better conclusion to the GoT story.
    It would be great if during our lifetimes we see another epic classic like Legends of the Galactic Heroes.

  • Hand Banana
    Hand Banana 15 ngày trước

    I would argue that Devil Man Crybaby is a modern classic. Damn that shit is top tier. But that could be due to the fact that it’s based off of a really old manga. There is a lot of great stuff out it’s so hard to choose 😭😩

  • TacoWolf
    TacoWolf 16 ngày trước

    the one anime that will always stick with me has got to be Spice and Wolf, it was the gateway drug to my anime addiction and something about it was just so enchanting to me so itll always be my #1 :D

  • Funguy31
    Funguy31 17 ngày trước

    What's the point of looking back?
    Oh boy, I watched "Nadia the secret of Blue water" for the first time. And I loved it.
    Not counting that one arc.

  • MissVyris
    MissVyris 18 ngày trước +1

    After episode 19 I think Demon Slayer will stay around if they can keep it up

  • Aaimek
    Aaimek 18 ngày trước

    1:27 music please?

  • Kosher Pickle
    Kosher Pickle 18 ngày trước

    Is lucky star a classic cause I like it

  • Pher Hunter
    Pher Hunter 18 ngày trước

    One piece still living

  • XJ9
    XJ9 19 ngày trước

    This is stupid how could a anime be a classic... it had to be somne years gone to become a classic so how can you tell what the nowdays generation remember when they get older an think back to the good old times? only the time can tell us what is a classic anime an which one is not.
    The next thing anime has become more common i´t is mainstream now and the studios produce much mainstream.
    But with the impact on the society .... yeah its lacking much.

    So now my list what might become a classic.
    Katanagatari
    HunterXHunter
    Dororo
    Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer
    Hero Academia
    Asobi Asobase
    Chios schoolroad
    ......and many many more i love them all im sure there is something coming what is worth to call a clasic.

    • XJ9
      XJ9 15 ngày trước

      @Orpheus if you think so... Time will tell us. Hunter X Hunter got good potential or maybe Vinland Saga it's a sensless discussion we will see in the future and might remember them.

    • Orpheus
      Orpheus 15 ngày trước

      Na, none of those is going to become a classic lol.
      Kimetsu no Yaiba, HunterXHunter, Hero academia are entry level shonen anime like DBZ, Naruto before them. They are always popular, with a few cool fight scenes but in the end they are always the same thing. People who grew up with them will always love them, but in 10 years there will be new popular shonen that will replace those.
      Dororo started great and I thought it would be something thought provoking with great art,... But it wasn't, it went downhill very quick.
      Asobi Asobase is truly a great anime and one of the best comedies of the past years. But regretfully, there weren't many people who were watching it...
      There are very, very few anime that are coming out today, that will stand the test of time. The overwhelming majority of anime is average at best, disappointing at worst. I haven't seen anything that truly stands above the others.
      A show that might become a classic would be something like Violet Evergarden, Madoka Magica, Made in Abyss.

  • Barrady
    Barrady 19 ngày trước

    Yu Yu Hakusho is such a fucking amazing anime if you want some badass fighting. I always recommend to newer fans. Also Eureka Seven is a phenominal mech/rom/bad ass show.

  • lpanto
    lpanto 19 ngày trước

    What's the music at the start of the video?

  • Xerox Sos
    Xerox Sos 20 ngày trước +2

    For me SnK will be a classic for the years to come if the quality of the anime will be the same if not better than S3

  • KloutBoi
    KloutBoi 20 ngày trước

    Whats the name of the anime in 1:26 its a very short clip, I just liked the art style

  • Lucas Fernandes
    Lucas Fernandes 21 ngày trước

    Eureka Seven

  • P2dalow 420
    P2dalow 420 21 ngày trước

    Bro Akira is a film, compare it to the anime FILMS coming out now and it's way more equal footing.

  • Karl Romel Nebres Sumido II
    Karl Romel Nebres Sumido II 21 ngày trước

    Thank you Gigguk for this video

  • Jungook Bb
    Jungook Bb 22 ngày trước

    I stopped watching after 5 episodes season 1 in mob psycho I got bored and just dropped it

  • K00L KIDZ
    K00L KIDZ 23 ngày trước +1

    Legends of the galactic heros is the best anime
    CHANGE MY MIND

  • another crusader
    another crusader 24 ngày trước

    Jojo's is probably a classic

  • Jhon Madden
    Jhon Madden 24 ngày trước

    I sat here for 7 minutes thinking about mob psycho 100 being an instant classic furious that it hadn’t been mentioned

  • solomani
    solomani 24 ngày trước

    No such thing as a modern classic. Need time to determine a classic. In the realm of books the rule of thumb is a hundred years.

  • Dead_Chaplin
    Dead_Chaplin 26 ngày trước

    I am only 15, and all my favourite are classics.
    Long live classics.

  • Alex Jones
    Alex Jones 26 ngày trước

    I would argue heroic age has staying power.

  • KRASS TV
    KRASS TV 27 ngày trước

    Anime is dying and Gigcuck has blood on his hands, or paws, probably.

  • Devastating Joke
    Devastating Joke 27 ngày trước

    the only problem with it i have now is that
    *EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE TAG*
    WUT
    9 fucking USD for a character slot?!

  • Bert
    Bert 28 ngày trước

    Why the fuck is it that your videos are all so funny and shit until the last two minutes and then I get hit with some kind of life lesson or some shit. Your videos end and I'm like dammit I should reconsider everything I've done in my life so far. Or maybe it's even just your voice and the way you say it sounding wise and shit. Dammit.

  • Yakoub Barcelona10
    Yakoub Barcelona10 28 ngày trước

    i watched 80% of the classics in my childhood and most of them were dubbed and i didn't know what anime really was that time
    it was epic tbh
    and now i can rewatch them in japanese , i hope i live till i complete them all and feel the joy again
    also new animes are also great , i watch them when they finish airing
    so watching older anime or previous if i may say while waiting for new shows is a great experience for someone who started anime in 2014 like me

  • SylvanoDrak
    SylvanoDrak 28 ngày trước +3

    This made me realize that I have a way too big watchlist...

    I'm gonna need a spreadsheet XD

  • Jack
    Jack 29 ngày trước

    does anybody know where I can watch the legend of the galactic heroes? I don't find it on kissanime. :/

  • xeronicus
    xeronicus Tháng trước

    Came here....from a coub

  • Shion Kreth
    Shion Kreth Tháng trước +19

    The lack of modern classic anime:
    -too formulaic and oversaturated for any genre that brings in money.
    -manga/light novel advertising actively aiming to *not* have a satisfying and impactful conclusion so you buy the source material.
    -fans that seem to actively hate on series' other people enjoyed, ensuring there is no consesus on what actually is and isn't quality, impactful anime.

  • Mr. Popo
    Mr. Popo Tháng trước

    Finished Gundam0079 and starting hokuto no ken and dont care what shows are currently ongoing...

  • aohige
    aohige Tháng trước

    No Nadia, Lupin, or early Doraemon movies shown
    Clearly lacking the Japanese perspective!

  • Aaron Solomon
    Aaron Solomon Tháng trước

    Here are some strong contenders with some potential if they get developed correctly.

    Vinland Saga
    Made in Abyss
    Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Mahoutsukai no Yome

    Also, you forgot.. Monogatari is the most obvious modern classic we've got : P. You absolutely can't argue that it's not a modern classic ;D. I'd recommend it right alongside legend of the galactic heroes, cowboy bebop, code geass, ghost in the shell, trigun, and all of those others = ).


    A modern classic movie is definitely Your Name.



    Drifters would have definitely been ultra interesting if it hadn't gotten abandoned : (.


    Don't forget that we also got 3-gatsu no Lion, which competes with the likes of Aria. Saiki is easily going to be a comedy classic right up there with Lucky Star.


    We think there are no classics among modern anime because they are always few and far between. I've pointed out an easy 8, many of which are only from the last 3 years.