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DevCore 5 years ago on 02/01/14
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http://...animenewsnetwork.com/...stry-is-it-full-of-otaku


AnimeNewsNetwork said:
Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki let audiences know how he really feels about the anime industry in a recent television interview. According to the recent retiree, anime suffers because industry staff is made up of otaku who "don't spend time watching real people" and are "humans who can't stand looking at other humans."

Miyazaki explained that animating people can only be done by those who spend time observing others, something he feels the industry lacks because it's "full of otaku."

Miyazaki is not known for biting his tongue. Other things Miyazaki doesn't like include:

The Abe Administration, the Iraq War, and the iPad, for which he compared the gestures to masturbation.


Bwelp!
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Creepy Stalker 5 years ago on 02/01/14
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Great post.
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Beltane 5 years ago on 02/02/14
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While I like his films, I just can't think of Miyazaki as anything, but a bitter old man.
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domminess 5 years ago on 02/02/14
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Did he lie though?
 
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A Study in Pink 5 years ago on 02/03/14
Everything he said is spot on. I don't see the controversy.
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Kumba 5 years ago on 02/03/14
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I'd love to see his thoughts on Hollywood's creative talent...
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Cognac Jack 5 years ago on 02/03/14
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I think it was Warren Ellis that said if you want to know how to write comics then read Shakespeare. I paraphrased, but he was making a point about that you can't be a good creator in any medium if your only frame of reference is the said medium you're creating in.

Considering how weird Japanese societies are with relationships and otaku culture in general, I can totally see this being true.

In their defense though there's been a ton of horrible anime made in the past 20 years so it's not like the shit just started getting bad.
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John Booty 5 years ago on 02/03/14
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I don't even understand the complaint about touch interfaces. I think that guy masturbates a lot differently than I do.

I guess a touch interface... is maybe... sort of like female masturbation, depending on how you do it? Maybe?
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Creepy Stalker 5 years ago on 02/03/14
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Great post.
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Lord_BullGod 5 years ago on 02/03/14
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TELL 'EM, STEVE DAVE
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Princess Shoujo Maiku 5 years ago on 02/04/14
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A Study in Pink said:
Everything he said is spot on. I don't see the controversy.
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Kirei the Klown 5 years ago on 02/05/14
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Cognac Jack said:
think it was Warren Ellis that said if you want to know how to write comics then read Shakespeare. I paraphrased, but he was making a point about that you can't be a good creator in any medium if your only frame of reference is the said medium you'...


I agree. I heard a criticism of the anime industry that was somewhat similar, though it was less about the industry being filled with otaku and more that the industry was pandering to otaku by creating loads of moe series/characters so they can sell more merchandise - just that it was less about art and storytelling and more about selling shit.

I'll give Miyazaki a bit of a pass, though - he's entitled to be the grumpy old man at this point, and you've got to take what grumpy old men say with a grain of salt.

Also, reading this just made me miss Satoshi Kon all that much more.
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Senator Hideki 5 years ago on 02/28/14
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John Booty said:
I don't even understand the complaint about touch interfaces. I think that guy masturbates a lot differently than I do.

I guess a touch interface... is maybe... sort of like female masturbation, depending on how you do it? Maybe?



Pretty sure he's just referring to people with Fruit Ninja installed.
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Creepy Stalker 5 years ago on 02/28/14
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Let me touch your butthole.
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B======D 5 years ago on 08/16/14
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A Study in Pink said:
Everything he said is spot on. I don't see the controversy.


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