The Amazing World of Gumball Anonymous 17016[Reply]
In this thread we will discuss how and why The Amazing World of Gumball has been so overlooked by an adult audience, while shows like Adventure Time (wrongly) received so much acclaim.
Please, someone, tell me why. This show is so creative, progressive, and clever. There is some slapstick filler considering it is a proper kids show, but how is it so overlooked and what are your thoughts on it?
I don't think it's really overlooked as much, but everyone I talk to who has seen it have nothing but good things to say about it.
It's overlooked because unlike Spongebob, Samurai Jack or Adventure Time, it is incredibly varied and experimental with it's stylization. While this does not lead to it being bad by any means, it inherently shrinks the audience making it less approachable. A good anime equivalent would be Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, which is so stylistically aggressive that even though it's filled with a general sense of ecchi tropes, it is unapproachable by a wider audience.
That's absolutely one of its strengths. If that's the reason why, that's damn sad. It's able to explore so many different storylines by jokingly referencing other styles. It's great. I'm surprised people would consider that more difficult to enjoy.>>17062
I definitely see a lot of people saying it's nothing but a kids show and it's too childish and unenjoyable for that reason.