You wish that mecha were a more popular genre, yet have a strong private club mentality and if any show penetrates the mainstream audience it becomes quickly reviled and you fear the idea of a casual audience more extensively viewing the genre or discovering the shows you like
Humans, my logic processors struggle with your board, I request your assistance.
Because comic books and video games have already been taken over by idiots and casuals with the shallowest interest in the genre. Please don't take this from me, too.
What does that have to do with anything?
Except I don't wish any entertainment I like to be popular, because mainstream sucks.
Call it elitism but the more obscure, the better.
Only thing I like that is mainstream are popular guns, but that's supposed to be good for things for all the common parts and common caliber and even gun owners are a minority nowadays.
I don't know, could he survive Superboy punching the walls of reality?
Superboy Prime basically comes from a perfect Silver Age universe in which nothing bad happens and believes that the rest of the DC universe is unclean and all wrong- i.e., he's a proxy for butthurt fanboys.
Eventually, he ends up in Earth-Prime, our Earth, and starts trolling the DC forums. He eventually tries to murder Dan Didio, the then-editor of DC comics.
They're casuals because those statements explicitly show they don't know the history of what they're reading/watching and aren't at all familiar with the franchise with which they profess their interest in.
For example, Jason Todd.
More to the point:
>You wish that mecha were a more popular genre
No, I really don't. Because then you get idiots who don't understand G-Reco's domestic social commentary (just as 0079 was a historical retelling of the pacific theater of WWII and a warning against a return to Imperialism) and just want to see good guys pew pew bad guys.
Or worse, they watch mecha with no appreciation of sci-fi/speculative fiction and have little to no comprehension of SCIENCE.
Yeah, the only thing missing is the fact that he's not a 40+ year old fat balding man, half of which are in the comic industry.
There are no young men and teens in comics anymore. Not even on the creating side.
The real problem is that all of the talent goes to Image or indie books, because why the fuck would you waste your time being jerked around by editors and give up the rights to your ideas? Brubaker told Marvel to go fuck itself once he got a good deal from Image to do all of the noir books he could handle.
Just don't read the comments on G-Reco for your own sanity.
Mecha is fairly popular in the west. Problem is a lot of the tropes of the mecha genre don't really work and kind of fall flat.
Look at how popular Transformers and Pacific Rim and Avatar and the sentinels from the X-Men are. There is a real hunger for major robot action and sci-fi.
Hell the avengers 2 is going to make the box office almost beg for giant robot action.
That's not true. I like popular stuff, but I especially tend to like the shows that were shown to spics, frogs and dagos.
For example, I enjoy Mazinger (actually found that one on my own due to Araki), and also DBZ and Saint Seiya. Yanks might not have gotten the same anime as I got while growing up, but that don't make them unpopular. I don't give a shit about Wing and Eva simply because I didn't watch them as a kid. Transformers is another one I grew up with, and I find the bayformers movie enjoyable in their own right. So don't lecture /m/ on being hipster because that's simply not true. We just want the stuff that we grew up with to be more popular, that is all.
>You wish that mecha were a more popular genre,
Who are you quoting?
I honestly don't think they're stupid. They're acting stupid, but I believe it's merely the result of almost consciously refusing to think things through and their "hardware" is no more insufficient that average.
The easy of access to just... exploding a vomity diarrhea of words out into the void for all to see, and the speed at which the internet has conditioned people to expect a return, has led to viewers just refusing to consider the implications of a series in full. Instead they just stupidly asking a question whenever something they can't immediately parse with stereotypical plots
4chan is an excellent example of this. Not just on /m/, but for several series and recap threads anons and just jumped in and asked a question about the episode as soon as something came up, rather than waiting to see if the episode would address it. How many times have anons had to be told to "read the thread" or "google it numbnuts?"
I suppose it's not necessarily more intrinsically common or encouraged by our society and technology today, though many would argue it is. But it's certainly much easier to notice.
It sold nearly 10,000 volumes across both seasons.
Seeing how the threshold for breaking even is around three to four thousand, no, it did not bomb, as much as its hatred is an epic meme on this board.
Considering that BC sold above that threshold number, too, it didn't bomb either, really.
id rather have niche shows than popular ones tbh. the only reason anything because popular is because lowest common denominator. id rather watch something like a small love letter than something advertised to hell.
No one cares about popularity itself. We just want good shows. If a good show brings in more people, we have to deal with the people. Now a lot of times people who care not about the genre and just bandwagons onto the show are what we call casuals, and those who are not willing to go deeper into the genre remain casuals. Those who uses these shows to go about their own agenda -- SJWs, fearmongers, idiots in general -- are the ones truly hated.
If being interested and knowledgeable about a genre make us elitist, I guess we all have "a strong private club mentality" about our own dicks