When you are still a beginner or just a newcomer it’s rewarding but not necessary mandatory that you avoid some type of shows for some time until you had build more Anime knowledge.
Just for mention some and explain them let’s say: Parody, Deconstruction and Cultural barrier.
- Is your show a parody?
A parody is a twisted imitation of another artistic work. An intentional mockery, though often a loving one, it imitates the style of the original in order to puncture its mistakes and point out its flaws. Some aspects may be exaggerated, and others downplayed. Usually comedic, but occasionally dark and deconstructive. Can be sublime, or worse than the original.
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- Is your show a Deconstruction ?
“Deconstruction” literally means “to take something apart.” When applied to tropes or other aspects of fiction, deconstruction means to take apart a trope so as to better understand its meaning and relevance to us in Real Life.
- Cultural barrier (As japanese Culture and As Anime culture)
This situation can be very stressful and its consequences may vary in shows as well as in Real Life. It’s frustrating for anybody.
meta shows, or shows that have a lot of Japanese puns, or cultural jokes, or things of that nature. You may not connect with them, and it can scare you off from Anime as a whole.
For anime shows that:
- Have no story at all or nothing happens. In example, shows where all they do is talk about mundane stuff and do japanese puns.
- It’s filled with otaku references.
- It’s filled with fanservice.
- Has gore or it’s really edgy.
Some of the shows that can fit in a list with this explanation and more references are:
Welcome to the N.H.K.
(otaku culture, hikkikomori, deep message, not lighthearted,)
- Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
- (It uses references from everything from anime world to contemporary Japanese pop culture and politics.
- Lucky Star
- (Came across this list of the main references made in Lucky Star:
- Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Initial D
- Code Geass
- Fist of the North Star
- Fullmetal Alchemist
However, I don’t think you really need to watch them beforehand. Perhaps in order to understand a few of the jokes, then it would help to watch the shows, but you probably won’t be missing much by not understanding the jokes fully.)
- From the New World
- The story is amazing as well as the LN. The anime however, has epic fails in animation quality randomly strewn throughout the series. It is bad enough that it’s hard to even recognize the main characters during the terrible animation episodes.
- Monster (serious, mature, compelling story that makes you think,Mindfuck anime)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica (deconstruction of magical girl, dark.)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (deconstruction of mecha yet classic)
- Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Cultural barrier reasons japanese jokes)
Of course this list can be just the tip of the iceberg, but you can now have a more aware mindset in what type of shows can be more appropriate to you and more importantly which ones you can enjoy more and why.
Judge by yourself. The main goal of this video is to connect the rookies to thier best experience in the anime world and don’t drop anime as a whole, for lack of understanding, anime has a lot to offer to anyone.
Hope It was helpful to you, see you in the next video. Goodbye.
Remember you can enjoy every show if it matches your taste with no anime knowledge background.
Also remember to rewatch it later and you’ll see a big difference too.
List of the shows: