While I found myself questioning the Anime style and japanese pop culture ambiance the adverts have, I haven't found it to be a travesty just yet. I might...that remains to be seen. I'm just wondering...why? The technicolor block logo seen on the adverts and website have a sixties design feel to them, the music seems to have a japanese feel that even anime tends to lack...what's up with that? I mean, I guess to be fully honest, I understand the anime style. If the kids wish hard enough, they can almost imagine Yu-gi-oh or Ash and Misty running alongside Robin and Cyborg...
I don't think we're exactly the audience the show is targeting, now that I ponder this. Same thing was done with Enterprise. Target a new show to a new demographic and you tend to piss off those who would normally have flocked to the show BECAUSE THEY"VE LOVED IT FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS, while attracting exactly zero members of the demographic you actually were targeting...
I mean, let's be real for a second: did the Sci-Fi Channel actually gain
more of an audience by cancelling Farscape and putting on DreamTeam, Scare tactics and Tremors? Enterprise has lower numbers than Voyager, and that's
saying quite a lot. Are these guys paying attention here? Spiderman made the bucks because it had a loyal following and managed to remain true without a whole bunch of gimmicks to target a new demographic. See? The formula works.
I don't wanna give the impression that I'm not gonna give the cartoon its due. I'm gonna be there with bells on. But I'm also aware, and have stated this a couple of times on the board, that we--as in us--are not the folks people make shows for. We're too freaky to be considered a genuine demographic. That will all change once I rule the world, however. You're all invited to the new regime.
What? Why are you all moving away from me?
"It was just that he was all alone, always by himself; never anyone to share the game. A man who lived in dreams. That's who he was."
Are you living in the real world?