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Pointless Storyline which makes no sense
Posted 3/23/10 , edited 4/2/10
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Some years ago I stumped upon this anime called Zombie-Loan which really has a weird and rather pointless plain storyline, it took me 2 years to watch the whole series throughout because I really wasn't able to get through those episodes. Although it was better than La Corda which has an extremely plain and pointless storyline.

I think, recently a lot of anime which has been aired have all been rather pointless storyline. The reason might be that I have watched too many animes, which makes all kinds of story lines look the same way.

Miracle Train? You can perfectly see that it is from an otome game.

Yumeiro Patissiere? Kinda reminds of Shugo Chara with the guardians and the "sugar fairies" or whatever it was called.

Have you ever caught yourself in watching an anime and then quit because the storyline was just too pointless or too plain -or that nothing really made any sense?

I hope I'm not the only one who happens to stump upon anime with a pointless storyline.
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Posted 3/23/10
I just saw Angel's Egg 2 days ago. It definitely fits this.

Also, Haibane-Renmei. What was the point of the crap?
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Posted 3/23/10
nodome cantible , I just cant seem to like it.
Posted 3/23/10 , edited 3/23/10
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Oh, and Zombie-Loan was a definite.
Posted 3/24/10
Lucky Star.

I've no idea why so many people like it.
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Posted 3/24/10
Shugo chara
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Posted 4/2/10
How about Loveless? I tried to explain it to someone and things didn't go well.

Also Please!Teacher, Angel Sanctuary, and Princess princess.

OH and the Cat Returns was RETARDED.
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Posted 4/2/10

chellysaidwhat wrote:



OH and the Cat Returns was RETARDED.




Wut?
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Posted 4/2/10
Lucky Star
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Posted 4/2/10
Reading your comment, I felt your use of "pointless" or "plain" to be more of a statement of personal dislike for the show, rather than a true lack of substance. Though it's true that recurring themes are highly prevalent in the genre of Anime, in general, it doesn't mean to say that each show does not owe for itself at least some level of substance.

But I do understand your point - just not your examples. La Corda d'Oro was somewhat charged (in the sense that it was like a shounen harem that could turn yaoi any minute)... but I wouldn't say it was "pointless". And even if a show like "miracle train" was obviously adapted from a gal-ge, what does that speak for in terms of the show?

Perhaps it's just a matter of your personal preference that gives you such scrutiny for these titles. But to prove your point, I'll share 11 Eyes. To me, it was a highly troubled show that placed fan-service over meaningful story plots. The story was convoluted and ended with a questionable note, since everyone who died apparently came back to live in "another world". It was like a cheap attempt to insert a "happy ending" while making the whole series seem like a gorefest. It capitalizes on high school kids with freakish powers, and plays on the "I need to get stronger!" shounen plot device - but even if this is a "given formula" for most shows, 11 eyes does it so poorly that you almost want to hack the main character's head off. And to top things off, they throw in a sex scene for kicks.

I rest my case.
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Posted 4/2/10
this anime altough i luv the manga soo much but the anime is so pointless

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Posted 4/2/10
Without a plot, no story, though I think when you mean pointless, you mean it doesn't seem to make sense at all.
Miracle Train is an example. A very good one at that fact >D
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Heh, heh. I happen to like the Zombie-loan and La Corda d'Oro animes..lol. Oh, well.

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Miracle Train
Death Note (sorry, it was pointless to me)

And.. yeah.
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Posted 4/2/10

chellysaidwhat wrote:

How about Loveless? I tried to explain it to someone and things didn't go well.

Also Please!Teacher, Angel Sanctuary, and Princess princess.


Angel Sanctuary pointless? Eh?!

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Ha ha, I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm EXTREMELY critical about my animes and shows that I watch. Often times I quit animes and other shows halfway through for the exact reasons that you presented. I could name of so many animes that seem pointless, ridiculous, and silly, to the point of where they are not fun to watch (*COUGH Bleach COUGH*) Sorry about that I have a terrible cough...
Also I wasn't really brought up on Anime, I started my love for Anime a year or two after the first time I ever saw FLCL. Which is in my opinion a work of genius writing that can never be recreated (Although Q-Ko chan comes pretty damn close considering it was made by the same writer of FLCL.). So after having FLCL be the standard for my Anime experiences, most others pale in comparison, simply because they have "No there there." <-- A term I use to describe really weak plots, It means, yes there is a plot, but the plot does not provide much for a plot.
Some Animes I can name of that are just poor and weak? A lot. (*COUGH Bleach COUGH*) Damn there's that cough again! Anyways too many to name off.
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