>CGI is starting to become more natural instead of jarring as animators get used to working with it.
CGI is inherently jarring, 3DCGI is even worse.
The computer filters out all of the humanity of the drawing, or any other creative media you attempt to create through it, and when you get to 3DCGI there's not even a human directing the computer anymore, it's all disgusting computer-generated geometry.
Anime art is a genre defined by beauty, things purposefully stray away from reality to give them idealized beautiful looks, and there's no beauty without humanity.
Digital anime completely falls flat when it comes to this and it's completely impossible to fix without going back to superior methods. It's unacceptable.
And it's going to get worse the more people who actually know how to draw age and are replaced by newcomers who either have no interest in improving or learned by copying bad examples from anime they like such as Lucky Star and the sort. Anime will continue to drown itself in the Anime Carlarts style (a.k.a moeblob).
>Lewder than ever
Not nearly by any measure as lewd as the 80s, but lewder than the mid/late 2000s. It's not the first, second, or third lewdest moment in anime. It's just average.
>Anime is getting more popular in the west and the may be influenced by it in the worst ways
It was "getting more popular in the west" to an unsustainable level in the early 80s and it has been influenced in the worst ways from the day the face of western-influenced anime came to be. That was when American companies started outsourcing cartoons to Japan in the late 70s/80s and culminated with essentially western anime such as Dragon Ball Z and the then-ongoing rise of VHS anime releases in the US. If you don't know this you're part of the problem.
For fuck's sake Wikipedia is filled with anime articles, there's tards with anime profile pics on IGN talking about the seasonal garbage they watch, there are conventions all over the world and they sell anime side by side with capeshit, and convention normalfags aswell as the trannies among them consume both. If you look anime titles with some sort of genderswap play/major trap characters like Stop!! Hibari-kun! or Ranma, whatever anime database website listing it will probably have it tagged LGBT or some shit.
Anime isn't "getting more popular in the west". It's normalfag shit on the same level of Avenger movies. And the damage is extensive.
Random isekai/shounen trash like Rise of the Shield Hero has been topping piracy charts for years.
Look at this website: https://iknowwhatyoudownload.com/en/stat/US/daily
It tracks the bittorrent DHT and lists the most popular content. As of the time of making this post, My Hero Academia and Sword Art Online are there.
Look at my fucking picture. Can you tell what it is? It's moeshit on a projector in an university. That school ceiling is unmistakable.
Fucking hell I grew up watching dubbed anime on open television in the 90s. Open television, I was just one of millions.
Reminder anyone who says "Anime is getting more popular in the west" is part of the problem. That ship has already sailed, and it sank before the Titanic too.