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Qualifications for a "good" anime
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Posted 12/18/10

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5. For the love of god NO MORE SUPER Ecchi loli.. (2008- present... = 99.99999% of the animes are ecchis)

Hyberbole, I assume, as otherwise, even if we left off everything after the decimal point, it would mean about 1 non-ecchi anime per year. Include even a few of the numbers after the decimal point, and it would mean not a single one during the time frame you specified. (In fact, it would mean one non-ecchi anime in something closer to every 100,000 years).



8. No elementary school as main characters or anime based.. Those kiddies animes.. srlsy who watch em?.

Um, kids maybe?

Seriously, are we talking something like Shugo Chara here or Mitsudomoe? The target demographic for the former obviously isn't adults. For the latter, most of the humor really wouldn't make much sense if older characters were used.

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Doomknight7 wrote:

Has to have a good twist
Has to have some fighting
Has to have some comedy
Has to have at least 30 episodes
has to have good starter song and music

So far the only good Anime I've found are:
Fairytail
Bleach
Naruto
Full Metal Alchemist
Inuyasha


One Piece.
When you like FT, Bleach and Naruto you should also like One Piece. Even after 470 episodes it`s still very epic, it gets better the more you watch.
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Ngastolemyname wrote:

Baccano, Elfen Lied, why are those animes so overated? I saw them but couldn't get the hype people claim they had, not saying they sucked but not good to the point to fall off my chair after seeing it.


Elfen Lied is highly overrated, Baccano is not.

Posted 12/18/10
Hmmm for me it would be an accumulation of good animation that fits well, good story... just realised that I don't really know because I've liked anime with no real story line. 'll just leave it at a good anime is an anime that I can watch til the end.
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My opinion:
1) I want to say I like a good plot, but a lot of what I watch is pretty shallow, now that I think about it. Magical girl series are my weakness. That's not to say I'll watch anything; if I can tell a show's totally pointless and the story's a joke, I won't waste my time. But I think what's most important to me is:

2) Strong, well-rounded characters that I can relate to. I like them to be a bit flawed; perfect, saintly characters drive me nuts. Even better, have them have dark sides, be evil (supposedly), or have a lot of skeletons in their closets, yet still be good guys. I love that contrast.

3) Good animation, of course. If it looks like something from Nickelodeon, I'm not watching no matter how good the story is.

4) It has to actually have a story. If the whole point of the show is the unnecessary fluff (fanservice, excessive violence and gore, etc.) studios cram in to attract certain types of viewers, the show will quickly die to me.

5) Being straight, I can't stand yaoi and yuri. If a show has that in it, I won't watch it at all. Not to offend anyone -- that's just me. In fact, I really don't like sexual situations of any sort, if I can avoid them.
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Posted 12/18/10

chrome_mist wrote:


Ngastolemyname wrote:

Baccano, Elfen Lied, why are those animes so overated? I saw them but couldn't get the hype people claim they had, not saying they sucked but not good to the point to fall off my chair after seeing it.


Elfen Lied is highly overrated, Baccano is not.


Personally, I am not a fan of the term "overrated", since as typically applied, it really is just another means of expressing an opinion, while reflecting that most people have a higher opinion of the item or person in question.

In reality, it means there are facts to back up this assertion, such as most people say, "X is the best player in baseball", when the stats clearly say otherwise.

This is not meant to be an attack on you personally, but rather an expression of frustration at the overuse and abuse of the term "overrated".
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Speaking of overrated. Where in the world do people go to see statistics that lead people to think its overrated.

I mean if some anime is liked by many people.....doesnt that mean its good?

If something like Death Note is popular....people arent going to say its overrated right? Its legitimately good right?

So if an Elfen Lied is popular.....doesnt that mean its a good anime to many many people? I dont see how one anime can have the same popularity as another anime, but can be considered overrated.

To me is seems like its just a matter of opinion. Whether you liked that anime or not
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Posted 12/18/10

TheAncientOne wrote:


chrome_mist wrote:


Ngastolemyname wrote:

Baccano, Elfen Lied, why are those animes so overated? I saw them but couldn't get the hype people claim they had, not saying they sucked but not good to the point to fall off my chair after seeing it.


Elfen Lied is highly overrated, Baccano is not.


Personally, I am not a fan of the term "overrated", since as typically applied, it really is just another means of expressing an opinion, while reflecting that most people have a higher opinion of the item or person in question.

In reality, it means there are facts to back up this assertion, such as most people say, "X is the best player in baseball", when the stats clearly say otherwise.

This is not meant to be an attack on you personally, but rather an expression of frustration at the overuse and abuse of the term "overrated".


I clearly understand, you have a point, so I didn't take it as an attack.

But saying the word "overrated" is like saying "I don't like this anime, I have no idea why it's so popular." Of course, the only people who may use such a term are those who've actually seen the entire anime, otherwise, they're just plain hating.

In my case, I have seen all of Elfen Lied so I have the right to comment on it, whether it is bad or good. I say it's good, but not that good, so comes the word "overrated"/

You're one of the people I respect the most around these boards and I would hate it if I ignited something inside you or something.


superluccix wrote:

Speaking of overrated. Where in the world do people go to see statistics that lead people to think its overrated.

I mean if some anime is liked by many people.....doesnt that mean its good?

If something like Death Note is popular....people arent going to say its overrated right? Its legitimately good right?

So if an Elfen Lied is popular.....doesnt that mean its a good anime to many many people? I dont see how one anime can have the same popularity as another anime, but can be considered overrated.

To me is seems like its just a matter of opinion. Whether you liked that anime or not


Hey! I totally agree with you, it's just a matter of opinion. But sometimes you just can't avoid seeing somebody naming something overrated because they didn't like it. Actually, we name something "overrated" because it doesn't deserve its high popularity.

There's also that feeling, that when somebody called a mediocre anime "the best" or "nothing can top this", you just can't help but offend them, right? I don't know, I usually bash Shugo Chara by calling it overrated, because it's too popular although there's nothing special about it.

If only anime like Monster, Baccano!, and Gintama are on top, then there's no need for the word "overrated".

But that's just another opinion, isn't it? So yeah, no one can prove what's best and what's worst. It's just a matter of personal taste and opinion. And "overrated" is just an opinion.
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Posted 12/18/10

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AsianRobot wrote: You totally get what I meant! These are characteristics that I think if everyone followed when creating anime and manga I wouldn't have to sort through so much crap to find something good out there. And thank you for defending Elfen Lied I really thought it was an awesome anime.

Defending Elfen Lied would be an overstatement, because I'm somewhat dissatisfied with some parts of the series, but I'm just saying that it has some redeeming qualities that sets it apart from more recent ecchi crap these days with no element whatsoever. It's certainly not a masterpiece, but at least there was some light of redemption from it.


Okay i can see where you are coming from with that but i can still see that you can see the redeeming qualities with all the complexities and some of the hinted upon subtopics and the fact it can be a show WORTH redeeming if you are into that kinda show
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