Re: Anime: Why you love/hate it so much?
Lol, yeah. I think the director of Akira (I believe it was) even said he felt that no one really wanted Japanese aesthetics anymore at one point in the 80s. I think Eva changed that. Well, it was more than just Eva I guess, but it was one of the first to bring back a lot more traditional design choices and aesthetics that a lot of the industry thought were too outdated. The artist who did the designs at the time was thought to be very passe, if my memory serves me correctly.
"When you see a John Woo film, it's comforting to know how shallow the world really is. The full force of the manly coolness factor with a peice of nose hair sticking out from the tiny crack between manly and cool, exposes the thinness of the male hormone factor. It takes an idiot to do cool things. That's why it's cool."
I was a North American Fall Webworm in my past life. Those were the good old days.