As the title says, this is a thread to basically get something off of your chest about anything in anime and/or manga. Do feel free to disagree, but please keep it civil.
I'll start off:
- The hate toward CGI in anime is unfair since technology is ubiquitous and always updating, and thus it makes sense that 3D/CG is being utilized more and more, even for TV. Just because it's been "stigmatized" by Western cartoons doesn't mean Japanese animation can't transition mediums. I do feel there's still a ways to go until CG in anime looks better than it does right now (and I think tight animation schedules, part-time freelance animators, use of motion capture, and little personal computer usage in Japan in general plays huge parts in it), although I will always go out of my way to say Winter 2016 had some of the best CG in TV anime so far.
- Although I don't mind the moe art-style (and I admire some beautiful character designs that have come from it), I do believe there's too much moe in the market right now simply because otaku seem to really like cute, big-eyed girls--which could also explain why it's popular in ecchi as it gets sexualized easily. That's creepy if you ask me.
- I prefer the 2003 anime of Fullmetal Alchemist over Brotherhood for its dark atmosphere and that it handled some emotional scenes better (as in it gave us time to like the characters before horrible things happened to them--Brotherhood kind of breezed through them because that's what the manga also did. I also prefer most of the Homunculi in the 2003 anime compared to their original counterparts, and I like the anime-only villain a little better). Don't get me wrong, Brotherhood was able to do things that the original anime couldn't do, but it also didn't hit some marks that the original did. I also admire how Bones was able to make an anime-original ending that worked, something that's been harder to come by in recent years. It's definitely one of the most bittersweet anime (the TV series and the sequel movie) I've ever watched, and I'm a little sad that it took me so long to finally watch it.
- When it comes to the (frankly stupid) subs v. dubs debacle, I always think back to Digimon as I still have a personal preference for the English dub, although I'm still glad I learned more about the original characterizations and script. It's probably most likely the nostalgia talking since I get the feeling of meeting up with old friends when I watch it, but something about how the characters were written in the dub resonates pretty well with me. I dunno, I guess I'm just a sucker for cheesy and snarky dialogue even though they were being toned down by the time the Myotismon arc rolled around.