Firstly: Anime that last for more than one season, unless that was the original plan, are rare. A few anime (Kenshin, Sakura, Fushigi Yuugi) do a few seasons, which was planned from the start. A few just never seem to end (Dragonball Z), because they're milking the series for all it's worth. Most, however, make, at most, 39 episodes (a season and a half). Sometimes they'll make a second series/season, but those are usually good, too.Originally posted by Engineer223
Japanese Cartoon had slipped by a large scale over the years. Before computers, both the US and Japanese cartoons are great (Warner Bros., Disney and Doraemon), but after the involvement of computers, they had became worse. Just look at Digimon (mock it to the worst if you like), they fly at a different angle than they face. Pokemon are just as bad. They are walking but no distance is achieved.
As for storyline, constantly, the first season is very well planned. But, if they started a new set of episode, their storyline are just so mixed that you can't even tell what is going on. Nowadays the cartoon tends to "stretch" the storyline by plotting useless episodes and subplots. Digimon has tons of these. Pokemon is less severe but still has a lot of junk. They are placeholders, storytellers should never use them.
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Second: I agree to a point that CG animation ruins animation. Sometimes, just SOMETIMES, CG is used to a very good effect (Mononoke Hime, for example). In small doses, or if it's very well done, it can be cool, but sometimes you get anime which have too much CG, and too poorly done.
On a positive note, few anime are using CG. Final Fantasy Unlimited uses it, sometimes too much, but usually it's cool (I don't need to see someone load his gun in CG, though). Vandread used it, but it looks pretty cool as it is -- the CG is primarily for spacecraft, which tend to look good in CG. Harlock Saga -- my opinion hasn't been made up on that one, I need to watch more than the one ep I saw.