Literally hipsters. It's a reaction to the fact that every normalfag and their mother has watched it, and /v/ faggots claim it's the only good show Japan has ever produced. It's cool to hate popular things.
At the most people will say it's overrated, and well, it kind of is. Doesn't mean it's bad though.
What people hate is its retarded fans who have watched about 5 shows in their entire life and then claim that Cowboy Bebop is the undisputable best show ever made and that everything else sucks.
It's basically the same as with Zelda OoT. Both came out in the late 90s, are good in their own right but are massively overrated up to the point where they are constantly heralded as the absolute pinnacle of their medium especially by people who have hardly ever experienced much else of said medium.
>When did it become cool on /a/ to like pedophile shit and not cowtits? At the very start back in 2004. There's actually more big tit lovers today than ever before. And the loli lovers have become a very vocal and annoying minority.
/a/ faggots have a complex with newfag anime fans who've only watched Bebop and other Toonami/AS shows, despite the fact that they almost never post here. This is because, despite their claims otherwise, most of the board visits other shit sites like Reddit and bring their anger at those normalfags over here. It's like /v/ hating the Xbox fanbase when it doesn't even exist on /v/ itself.
>>123790547 I understand and agree with your post, BUT I do think that CB will probably never be topped. Nothing else has quite matched it's style and atmosphere, but it'd be interesting to see another show try.
The 90s was... not the best decade for anime. At the same time, it was when anime started becoming popular in the west. Cowboy Bebop got a lot of the right checkboxes: it didn't pander to adolescent tastes, it wasn't a mech show, it didn't center on schoolchildren, it wasn't a thinly disguised toy commercial, and it was actually pretty good. Those factors, together with the timing, meant that it got a fairly solid fanbase in the west.
Remember that kid in school who was obsessed with Trigun, and named his player in Quake 3 "Vash" and downloaded a special "Vash" model? Trigun is not a bad show by any means, but back then, you had to be careful never to talk about Trigun when that kid was around.
I've strived a lot in the last few years to not let the way others perceive works to influence my own. I see people's favourite things ruined for them by the way other 'fans' interpret and appreciate it, and I don't want that for myself.
It's something I see everywhere these days, and this is very much the case with much of /a/, I'm sure. It's a pity, but that's how people are.
People on /a/ don't hate Cowboy Bebop, in fact there was a lot of hype when the blu-rays were announced.
It's the "I've seen Pokemon, Sailor Moon, DBZ, Digimon, a flavor-of-the-season show,and Cowboy Bebop, and Cowboy Bebop was the best. I have now seen all anime and can judge the whole medium as such." types that /a/ dislikes.
People don't hate Cowboy Bebop, they hate the Cowboy Bebop fanbase. That's not the same thing. I'm sure there ARE people who don't like Cowboy Bebop, but "hate" is probably too strong a word for anybody. At best they're apathetic to it and at worst they got turned off by something.
This is the kind of thing that is common. Reason 1: related to fanbase Reason 2: related to fanbase Reason 3: actual opinion on Cowboy Bebop itself, though this could still be an opinion not based on your own subjectivity but on the hype of the show from the fans.
There's nothing wrong with being skeptical, bu to be contrarian you actually have to watch it first. If you actually don't like something, though, you should separate that from your opinion of how you perceive the fans.
>>123791122 No. I hate cowboy bebop and am indifferent to the fanbase. It looks nice and sounds pretty, which is about as much as you can expect from film and animation, but as a scriptwriter I loathe about 70% of the episodes. It's some of the the laziest trash I've watched, which wouldn't be so bad if it didn't constantly invite comparisons to much better stuff.
>>123792115 Like all anime no matter how good or bad is acceptable on /a/. But what is not is general faggotry. You act like a retard, you are going to get fucked with, the group you are in acts like retards, they're going to get fucked with.
So really fanbase is the ONLY reason why /a/ would attack an anime (as opposed to just an individual).
Interesting. I wont argue that Bebop has contrivances nor cliches, but you can say that about any particular episodic script. What matters is what they do with those things.
As for character, I'm assuming you mean the style and personality of the writer coming through in their works, which... I'm not sure is a defensible argument against Bebop. If it has nothing else, it has character.
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