That’s something I often hear in regards to violent, gory, horror anime. Well, news flash, it’s anime. Most anime isn’t realistic. It’s not even supposed to be. I have heard this many times when it comes to especially EVIL OR LIVE (well, recently that is). There is so much hate on this anime just because IT IS NOT REALISTIC!!! Apparently people wanted to watch an anime about kids actually going to a school and deal with their internet addiction. Ehm, would that be the bit least interesting? Maybe on a psychological level. Or is it the fact that the kids are getting beaten up and starved every other second? It probably takes a certain person to enjoy that (yeah, so I am that kind of person. The messy and confusing plot aside, I actually enjoyed that part of the anime.).
I don’t know, it just kind of hit me that so many people talk about realism in regards to anime, manga, tv, movie or just about any artistic work. Only reality is real and fucking hell, even reality is screwed up sometimes. BUT IT’S NOT REALISTIC! screamed the man to his brothers, who chopped his head off and then boiled him and some carrots before they feasted on him.*
* True story, happened in Russia in 2009. Well, maybe not the carrots but the brothers and the eating and the killing.