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hollyhoppet wrote (edited )

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Coyboy Beboy. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of anime and pop culture most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Spike's devil-may-care outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from 70s action film, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Coyboy Beboy truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Spike's existential catchphrase "See you space cowboy," which itself is a cryptic reference to jazz. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Sinchirล Watababe's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. ๐Ÿ˜‚

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Fae Valentine tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid ๐Ÿ˜Ž


devtesla wrote

Nothin personnel...


hollyhoppet wrote

usually i don't make fun of people for misspellings but i feel like this is a special case because they're talking a certain kind of talk while miserably failing to walk the walk


devtesla wrote

You have permission to skip it lol. There are individual episodes of Bebop that I love but the overarching plot doesn't really work.


toasthaste wrote

It feels like such a huge part of anime canon to not have seen, but then again idk how much stuff actually references it compared to like, evangelion? which I also haven't seen and keep meaning to


devtesla wrote

The biggest impact that Bebop had on shows that came after was a 2000s trend of expensive, lushly animated, western-styled shows that largely bombed lol.

My only thing to add to Bebop talk is that my favorite episode is Speak Like a Child so skip to that if you have a chance

Anyway! The "Anime Canon" is constantly changing and is completely different depending on which part of the world you're from, so I don't think there ever really is a set of series that you need to watch to be an anime fan. And like, you will burn out if you try to watch all series that people say are important. I personally tried really hard to get into Gundam before it was clear to me that it was a niche that wasn't for me.

I find it kind of freeing to have like, all these anime series out there that are excellent and worth watching, but nothing that's so important that you must must watch it. The only thing that comes close to that is Eva but even that is like, really niche in its own way.

Anyway I hope that made sense enjoy anime!!!