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1. The Villains. Lets face it, most anime have terrible villains. They are either too psycho, too stupid, too egomaniacal, too prideful, overconfident, or too weak. If I was the villain in most anime shows I would win, and it would not even be close.

2. The Heroes. Since the villains suck, the heroes can be annoying at times as well. Nobody in their right mind is going to analyze their techniques -mid-fight- for their opponent. Nor are they going to be afraid of women when they have the power to save the world. They also would not put off said saving of the world because they deem something else more important. Heroes generally have bad priorities in anime.

3. Waste of Time/Space. Most anime tend to waste time somehow, via filler, recap, or slowing down the pace of the story. They almost always have a character whose sole purpose in life is to waste even more time as well.

I could put more, but those are main things that get me.
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Wow this thread blow up a bit. I am not dissing anime but now a days animes are just the same ole same. They ether copy off tenchi, dragonball z, or ghost in a shell. It's rare that you get a anime with it own theme and that anime becomes one of the best of all times(Mushi shi, SAO).


As for the little half naked girl part I really hate that stuff. Most of you people are young or just really started to watch anime but I been watching anime and hentai since I was a very little child and back then most of the sexy girls was grown women or at lease old enough to where you want feel like a pedo for getting your rocks off them being naked. Now a days you got very little girls like 12 barely developed being shown in these animes, and I find that just sick that people are getting hard off of little girls. I wouldn't be mad if the girl was like 16 or 17 and look like she was around that age because thats when a girl is fully developed by 12? It shames me to this day how messed up anime has become these days but I still love it.

Anyway this post is not to bring people who hate anime together but to tell everyone thing you hate about animes now a days, the things I named is just stuff I hate that they seem to put in most of the modern animes.

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M1keymike1 wrote:

I hate shows that have tits just to have tits (HOTD would have been AMAZING without them), shitty J-pop openings, shows where years pass and the main character doesn't seem to ACTUALLY age or get smarter (Clannad is a great example of this NOT being a problem), And the fact that there is no second season of Black Lagoon (WHO DO I HAVE TO BLOW TO GET ANOTHER SEASON HERE!).


There is a second season of Black Lagoon - actually there are three out now (the manga is on hiatus so until the mangaka picks it back up again, which he said he would sometime this year, there won't be anymore than three). The second season is called Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage and the third season is Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail.


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I'd totally recommend Seirei no Moribito to you.
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1827/Seirei_no_Moribito

The main character, Balsa, is one of my favourite female characters ever. She's badass and a fighter. She has a romantic side plot that's mature and doesn't get in the way of the main plotline. At no point is it implied that being a warrior makes her any less feminine. She's a great character from the beginning, but still has positive character development. I can't even list all the reasons I like her; I just wish there were more anime heroines like her.


Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit is a great show. Balsa Yonsa is a great female lead; she's tough and assertive but at the same time motherly and relaxed. The romantic sub-plot doesn't really go anywhere, she knows exactly where she stands with everything in her life so it doesn't affect her as much (ie she's mature, her age probably being a factor as she is 28-30 years old in the show). To me, she's an already developed character from the beginning and learns more about compassion and understanding by the end of the story. I'm fine that they didn't adapt the other eleven fantasy novels in the series because the first novel was a great story in itself and didn't need the others to make into something more.

A few characters that immediately comes to mind in my head somewhat similar are Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, Ritsuko Akagi from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Yayoi Shinozuka from White Album, Kino from Kino's Journey, Saya Otonashi from Blood+, Saber from Fate Stay Night, Akane Tsunemori from Psycho-Pass, Claudia McCunnen from Phantom: Requiem from the Phantom, Robin Sena from Witch Hunter Robin, Shion Yasuoka from The Flowers of Hard Blood, Eriko Kaneda from Texhnolyze, Lain Iwakura from Serial Experiments Lain, Naomi Misora from Death Note, Nancy Makuhari from Read or Die, Rin Ogata from RideBack, Masane Amaha from Witchblade, Balalaika from Black Lagoon, Konan from Naruto, Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena, Chiffon Fairchild from Freezing, Triela from Gunslinger Girl, Alice L. Malvin from Pumpkin Scissors, Noriko Takaya from Gunbuster, Nono from Diebuster, Shiki Ryougi from The Garden of Sinners, Seras Victoria from Hellsing, and Youko Nakajima from The Twelve Kingdoms. There's more, but I thought it'd be best to stop there..
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Infantpooch wrote:
1. When the hero explains his skill to the enemy

This actually originates from the intent of explaining it to the viewer. But trying to fit an explanation into the dialogue instead of a sudden narrator is better in many way (narrators used to be a thing). Indeed it isn't always done well however.


2. How today's anime has little 2 year ole half naked girls(When I was growing up off anime we had grown women not half naked little girls

Very young and naked girls have always been there. What's changed is the style of drawing. Sailor Moon was just as young and naked as your modern still average young and naked girl. My favorite way to give attention to drawing style variety: Asuka Langley Soryu of Neon Genesis Evangelion is 14 years old, while Konata Izumi of Lucky Star is 18 years old.


If you're not already, I suggest watching Hunter x Hunter. It deliberately focuses on circumventing many old tropes.
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The little girl thing has not always been there. I been watching anime since the early 90's. The youngest we got is someone like 16 and that acceptable in my book since 16 is a age where a women is fully developed. Then when you did see little girl they didn't show off their body like she some little prostitute
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I hate it when anime throws in a cousin or a sister in as a love intrest it's just not right. also, i dislike fillers and fillers and filler arcs. Honestly if you know that the manga doesn't have that much material to work with at the moment, just wait. It's because of this manga adaptations such as: deadman wonderland turned out really bad.
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Cant say I hate much about anime but one thing that might make me shiver with annoyance would be "fillers" that have nothing to do with the plot.
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I'd agree with the above post.
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Fillers and oblivious protagonists that take forever to know their own feelings towards another. There are obvious hints, but they go all "aaahhh -stupid shy/red face here-" when they get near each other. *sigh*
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When the main character(male) gets punched or kicked by a female for seeing her breasts when it obviously was her fault.

Oh and regarding little girls in anime. Frankly its just a number most of the time. They say the character is 14, but when you look at their body its absolutely no way thats humanly possible(Does this make every anime with young girls looking like mature women fantasy category?). Just take a look at Yoko from Gurren Lagann. No female at the age of 14 looks like that. In other words, just look past the number unless its mentioned repeatedly.
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This one is not limited to just anime but probably most shows with a strong villain.
If the main villain is on the floor, dont just assume they are dead and be on your way, go over there and double kill the fker to make sure. Nothing is more annoying than watching a villain being repeatedly brought back when the hero is given a chance to check they're dead.


(This one is also very common in horror movies.)
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Kikusui10 wrote:

When the main character(male) gets punched or kicked by a female for seeing her breasts when it obviously was her fault.

Oh and regarding little girls in anime. Frankly its just a number most of the time. They say the character is 14, but when you look at their body its absolutely no way thats humanly possible(Does this make every anime with young girls looking like mature women fantasy category?). Just take a look at Yoko from Gurren Lagann. No female at the age of 14 looks like that. In other words, just look past the number unless its mentioned repeatedly.


The official guidebook said she was 18 years old. I go by that, it makes more sense to me.


toko-kun wrote:

I hate it when anime throws in a cousin or a sister in as a love intrest it's just not right. also, i dislike fillers and fillers and filler arcs. Honestly if you know that the manga doesn't have that much material to work with at the moment, just wait. It's because of this manga adaptations such as: deadman wonderland turned out really bad.


They have a schedule to keep, they can't just wait.
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Oh and when a protaganist decides to make the villain aware of their presence so they can fight instead of just killing them with a stealthy attack.
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Hmmm... so many interesting responses to this thread, with the exception of the person who doesn't like Gantz. Ok, so they decided to end it and did a half-assed job of rushing something dissatisfying through. The manga is still rocking and one of the best action manga you could find. Understandably, gritty seinen action isn't for everyone, but NOWHERE in Gantz will you find any of the complaints below, or in most of the thread.

I would like to respond to this, though.

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Well I was sitting here talking to my ole lady(who is a huge anime fan as I am) and we was talking about how people always talk about their favorite animes and why they love anime, but no one ever talk about what they hate about anime.

So I am here to say some stuff I hate about anime and here it goes:

1. When the hero explains his skill to the enemy
2. How today's anime has little 2 year ole half naked girls(When I was growing up off anime we had grown women not half naked little girls)
3.How when a hero gets beat up and some how gets the heart of the tiger and come back and win the fight
4.How the main male character ALWAYS seem to be afraid of women( I mean serious you got all these women trying to have sex with you and you scared? REALLY? I would kill to be in a situation like that)
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5. When they have 1 on 1 fights with the bad guys. I mean like really this guy trying to kill everyone on the planet and you worried about a fair fight? I am happy it's just a anime and people in the real world don't think that way.
6. When the guys look like girls. I think they are promoting homosexuality. I mean if your gay I am find with that but keep it behind close doors, back in the days we did not have that type of stuff guys look like guys and girls look like girls. I really hope I don't offend noone but my friend is gay and even he says he don't like how so many animes got guys looking like girls
There is some more stuff I just can't think of it at the moment.


1) The hero explaining his skill to the enemy is a patch for lousy storytelling. Basically, the producers of the show realize that if they don't spell it out nice and slow, the audience won't figure it out on their own. This isn't because the audience is stupid, but because the show hasn't done a good enough job telling the story up to that point. Either it's been boring or it's been rushed. Anyway, anime isn't the only sinner here - every storytelling media does this and for the same reasons.

2) Yeah, I don't get it either.

3-5) This only happens in shounen, which is written and produced to appeal to boys between 10 and 17. If you want something more mature, you have to move on to seinen, which is written and produced to appeal to men 18 and up.

6) This one is a little more tricky. Remember that pretty boys are Japanese national treasures, and if genre work had weight, then anime would collapse under the bishounen (literally meaning "beautiful boy") genre. That aside, the boys in anime aren't drawn to appeal to your gay friend, but to Japanese girls, and their taste determines what Japanese boys try to look like. If you doubt this, check out some of the CR news about the pretty boy celebrities. Here are some links:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/02/22/t-m-revolution-shows-off-crossdressing-skills-in-magazine
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2013/02/24/500-japanese-women-pick-the-top-10-dream-celebrity-boyfriends
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