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Posted 1/4/13 , edited 1/4/13

theYchromosome wrote:

If you don't get why people like the show, then you don't understand the people, or you don't understand the show. Since you've only watched 5 minutes, I'd guess it's probably the show you don't understand. If you like your characters with depth, and you like intelligent dialogue, then you'll like the show. If a lack of interesting plot or action is something you don't like, then you probably won't like it.

But if you don't understand why people like something, you're probably just not looking. School Days is probably my least favorite show ever, but I understand why some people might like it. I don't understand why people like Girls Und Panzer, but then again, I've only seen the first episode. I'm not really trying to understand why people like it. That said, I'll probably watch a couple more episodes eventually just to confirm my suspicions, but even before then, I can make some guesses about why people might like the show. If a show has a pretty big following, then chances are, there are some good things about it that most people can relate to -- that's basically the only reason I put up with the first 50 or so episodes of Bleach.


Just to be clear I stopped after 5 min of the second episode so it's not as though I didn't give it a chance, I understand that some people might like the art style and directing style however, I don't at all it is far too distracting and forces me to focus on it rather than the show. People bring up this character with depth and intelligent dialog a lot, now I've only seen an episode and 5 mins worth but I saw little evidence of this, off the wall one minute and monotonous the next was what I encountered. It could very well pan out later but frankly it's too much of a struggle to get to that point for me.

The lack of an interesting plot/action really has nothing to do with it. I watch plenty of animes that go no where plot wise and have no action but they are not a chore to follow unlike Bakemonogatari. The abstract way of directing and the constantly distracting art style are just too tiresome for me to go further. The shower/pantsu scene was where I called it quits and not once was I thinking wow what intelligent dialog.

PS The last part is a joke don't take it as an insult.
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Posted 1/4/13 , edited 1/4/13

tommythecat wrote:


Just to be clear I stopped after 5 min of the second episode so it's not as though I didn't give it a chance, I understand that some people might like the art style and directing style however, I don't at all it is far too distracting and forces me to focus on it rather than the show. People bring up this character with depth and intelligent dialog a lot, now I've only seen an episode and 5 mins worth but I saw little evidence of this, off the wall one minute and monotonous the next was what I encountered. It could very well pan out later but frankly it's too much of a struggle to get to that point for me.

The lack of an interesting plot/action really has nothing to do with it. I watch plenty of animes that go no where plot wise and have no action but they are not a chore to follow unlike Bakemonogatari. The abstract way of directing and the constantly distracting art style are just too tiresome for me to go further. The shower/pantsu scene was where I called it quits and not once was I think wow what intelligent dialog.

PS The last parts a joke don't take it as an insult.


Fair enough. It seems like my mind sort of conveniently skipped over the "second episode" part of the sentence. Apologies.

That said, I still hold to the idea that if you want to, you can come up with some pretty reasonable ideas about why people that like a certain show might like that show. While I can understand that it might be a chore to watch a show with a lot of words, I feel like it's not much of a leap to think that someone might find the act of talking interesting in itself. I quite like the topics in the conversations, but even if I didn't, I find it kind of fun to just play with words. I am totally fine with you saying it's a shit show, and totally fine with saying that I am deluded in thinking that the dialogue is intelligently written. I'm even fine with you calling me a dipshit for liking a show like that (I don't think you would, but I'm fine with it -- sort of ). However, if you don't get why people don't like any given show, it just seems like you aren't really trying to figure it out; the answers are usually pretty easy to get.

Also, I'm just sort of curious -- I've noticed a lot more people complaining about the show since it went on Crunchyroll, and when I watched it on here, I couldn't make it past the 1st episode because my eyes hurt. I'm not sure how it happened, but the 480p version they have on here looks like shit. "Distracting" is not a word I would have used to describe the art style until I saw it on here, so I'm just curious whether or not most of the recent complaints about the show have to do with the fact that it's hard to see anything on the screen, or if people legitimately can't stand the art style. I don't remember anyone saying the art style made it hard to watch when it first came out. There were people saying that it wasn't really to their taste, but now I hear a lot of people saying that it's just hard to look at. I'm just wondering, did you watch it here on CR? Again, I'm not saying "you would like the show if you watched it in HD," I'm just trying to figure out if a trend I'm noticing is just in my head.

Finally, it's probably completely my fault, but our posts have almost nothing to do with the original topic, so I'd like to call it quits on this particular discussion as soon as possible, I'm sure there are plenty of similar ones around.
Posted 1/4/13
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... But this shit looks good!

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yea this and Higurashi, sign me the fuck up ;p
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