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Online DespondenSea

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Over-rated anime?
« on: March 03, 2017, 06:30:39 pm »
I'm curious what anime people have watched that didn't live up to its reputation, and why they felt it didn't.


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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 09:14:35 pm »
Thought Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was not only super predictable but also melodramatic. While everyone was raving about it, I just thought it was awful.

Also Aldnoah Zero. Yeah, the mech fights were pretty cool and I really liked the Mars vs. Earth concept, but the characters were stale and the MC especially had no personality. He was a psychopath or something. The story also just went full WTF mode later on.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 02:25:02 am »
I had to binge-rewatch all of Spice and Wolf and Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 to rinse the stank of Aldnoah Zero off my cerebrum.  Meh.  Good art, great concepts, but horrible character writing and dialogue, and totally inane plot, in the end.  I felt "punk'd" by the writers -.-' .

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 06:34:05 am »
Thought Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was not only super predictable but also melodramatic. While everyone was raving about it, I just thought it was awful.

Hey, I remember dropping that one.
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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 07:21:43 am »
I had to binge-rewatch all of Spice and Wolf and Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 to rinse the stank of Aldnoah Zero off my cerebrum.  Meh.  Good art, great concepts, but horrible character writing and dialogue, and totally inane plot, in the end.  I felt "punk'd" by the writers -.-' .
Meanwhile I had great difficulty in watching Spice and Wolf.
I watched all of S1, waiting for any sembleance of plot other than "travelling salesman meets wolfgirl, traveliing salesman travels with wolfgirl, the end"

I dropped it at the start of S2, despite owning a retail copy.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 07:34:03 am »
Meanwhile I had great difficulty in watching Spice and Wolf.
I watched all of S1, waiting for any sembleance of plot other than "travelling salesman meets wolfgirl, traveliing salesman travels with wolfgirl, the end"

I dropped it at the start of S2, despite owning a retail copy.
Sure, I can see that.  But I'm a sucker for "economic fiction" (yes, really; check out Charles Stross sometime - lol) as well as some types of romance.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 08:28:05 am »
I will give it this: It was well presented, but ultimately it failed to live up to my expectations.
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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 06:12:44 pm »
For me, it was Steins;Gate and Re:Zero.

Both of them have very high overall opinions, so I was expecting something comparable to Bebop or Fate/ZERO.

With Steins;Gate, it was very interesting and suspenseful when it was focused on science fiction. When it wasn't, and particularly when it was trying to be character-driven, the weakness of the character writing became very apparent. And of course, episode 18, where the stakes go from 'saving the world from becoming a brutal totalitarian society' to 'the autistic girl dies'.


With Re:Zero, it was similar. When the series was on point, it was excellent (see the first story arc and the Rem + Ram arc for examples of this). But when it wasn't, it had a number of writing issues. Overall narrative coherence, poor characterization (with the exception of Rem + Ram), lack-luster world building, occasional exposition dumps, plot holes and inconsistencies, a LOT of Chekov's guns, a laughably bad villain the second half, and a lack of establishing a point, or establishing and maintaining stakes.


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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 10:25:36 pm »
I will give it this: It was well presented, but ultimately it failed to live up to my expectations.
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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 12:18:30 am »
Thinking about it?

The original 0079 Mobile Suit Gundam.

The MOVIES are fucking fantastic, but the SERIES is kind of a drag.


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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 04:16:07 am »
Thinking about it?

The original 0079 Mobile Suit Gundam.

The MOVIES are fucking fantastic, but the SERIES is kind of a drag.

Your soul is still weighed down by gravity, non-Newtype.  ;D

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 05:36:31 am »
Well, it also depends on whether you watched the dub.
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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 06:35:57 am »
Well, it also depends on whether you watched the dub.
You don't think it drags in the middle?

I feel, even for a 40-ish episode series, that it feels 'boated'.

The movies fix this by cutting out a LOT of the crap.


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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 02:08:29 am »
Naruto. Believe it.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 05:05:31 am »
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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 07:25:50 pm »
Are One Piece and Naruto over-rated, though?

I don't think they're particularly good, but I thought they were regarded as turn-your-brain-off shounens.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 10:45:29 pm »
I think, when it comes to judging this as 'overrated' or 'underrated' it's going to really depend on who you're around.


In my group of friends/websites I frequent things like MSG 0079 is considered 'one of the best anime ever', while Naruto Shitpan/One Piece/Bleach are considered garbage.

It's the whole sphere that you're part of.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2017, 02:00:17 am »
In this entire thread, no one's mentioned Dragon Ball yet?

Dr. Slump is way better!  :laugh:

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2017, 02:28:19 am »
I will give it this: It was well presented, but ultimately it failed to live up to my expectations.
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I am perfectly fine with what it was. And to this day, I consider it one of the better series I have watched.

That said, expectations do ruin everything :p. Few things can live up to ones imagination.

For me, probably fooly cooly. Never managed to finish it. To me, it was just "lol random" and nothing else. If I was on a drug trip, perhaps I'd have entertained it, but I was not.

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Re: Over-rated anime?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2017, 03:27:45 am »
In this entire thread, no one's mentioned Dragon Ball yet?
Dr. Slump is way better!  :laugh:
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I've never seen Dr. Slump in its entirety, mostly just a few episodes here and there.

I'd say Dragon Ball? Not really overrated.
Dragon Ball Z...Holy shit.

People I know treat DBZ like it's the holiest of holy...never mind how long it drags on and on and on for.