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Biggest Surprise/Disappointment of Spring 2013
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Posted 4/20/13
As this happens to me every season, I wanted to see others people feelings on this season's shows. As the title suggests, what was your surprise hit of the season and your biggest disappointment of the season.

For me, my surprise hit was Arata Kangatari. I was not interested in this show at all and had no intention of watching the show. Then earlier this week, I decided to just watch it after reading some comments about it and I really enjoyed it. Could become one of my favs this season.

My biggest disappointment is Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected). Just couldn't keep my interest in this show. It was just unfunny and boring to me.
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Posted 4/20/13
valvrave is a disappointment

surprises also goes to valvrave
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Posted 4/20/13 , edited 4/20/13
I guess my biggest disappointment so far has been Majestic Prince. I guess I don't find myself very interested in the plot (so far), as well as the characters, and for me, that's a bad thing. I only plan on prolly watching 1 more ep of this series, and if I can't get more into this series, then this will prolly be the 1st show I'm gonna have to drop.

I guess my surprise hit has been Gargantia. For me, it literally came from out of nowhere and I didn't really know what to expect. When deciding what shows to watch this Spring season, I didn't really read what shows people had high expectations for (except for Attack on Titan since there were a couple of threads that came out here even before the show did, lol ). I just read the synopsis for each of the shows and if I thought I might like it, I figured I'll give it a few eps and see. And Gargantia has not disappointed me, in fact, I'm anticipating each new ep now more than Chihayafuru 2, and that, in it of itself, is prolly the biggest surprise for me, lol.


AnimeKami wrote:

valvrave is a disappointment

surprises also goes to valvrave

Haha, that bad huh?


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For me the biggest surprise was Devil Survivor 2 The Animation. Honestly I wasn't expecting anything from it. But it actually turned out to be one of the best animes of this spring. Since I haven't played the game, I can't compere it to the game (I know that some people are annoyed that it didn't go as the game). I also love the main character Hibiki. I was afraid the he would turn into that annoying and whiny main character( I'm looking at you MC of Kakumeiki Valvrave). But thankfully he isn't. I also think that Red Data Girl and Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge were a nice surprise.

Biggest disappointment was Kakumeiki Valvrave. Seriously this show is so Sunrise that it hurts. The main character is so annoying that I just want to punch him in the face. I just hope that this show would develop a little bit. Then I might enjoy it. And also Arata Kangatari was a disappointment. The pace is just too fast and it annoyed me that they skipped some important scenes from the manga(well I think they are important)! They didn't show Arata's childhood almost at all!
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disappointment is a tie between Majestic Prince and Devil Survivor 2. Majestic Prince right now is just a bundle of badly used cliché/tropes. if it doesn't start shaping up soon, it's definitely getting dropped. DS2, I guess since I was going in expecting it to feel like the game, it just disappointed me even more. they couldn't even get Shoji Meguro to do the soundtrack, which added even more disappointment on top.

surprise goes to Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru. this show wasn't one of my picks for the season, but when I read some of the comments about it, I had to watch. so far, I'm loving it.
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Yuyushiki and Muromi-san were the nicest surprises of the season, so good

Disappointed in AIURA (great animation held back by a 3 minute limit), Valvrave (a re-skinned Code Geass), and Photo Kano (I just don't like the development with that Photography club, he should've joined the photo club)
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Hmmm I suppose for me my surprises of the season were : Gargantia, Yuyushiki, Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru, and Muromi-san. Love everything about Gargantia so far, Yuyushiki and Muromi-san have some great comedy to fill in a day after work. As for Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru I wasn't really expecting much from this show, but it seems to have drawn me in quite like Gargantia has this season.

I am dissapointed in: AIURA (the pacing tells me it could and should be a full 20-30 min episode but they knock it down to less than 2 mins worth of an actual episode with over a minute worth of an opening and a minute worth of an ending) Valvrave, I started out liking it, but then the MC (especially in the recent episode) turned into a very whiny kid who can't really stand up for himself, at least in my opinion. And finally Majestic Prince, though I think the only reason I do not care for this one is simply how they draw the characters and well as I don't really care for the characters either.
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Posted 4/21/13
Date A Live was disappointing.
I was actually expecting it to be pretty ok.
But


I haven't watched many of the airing ones yet, and none of the ones I'm watching has surprised me.
Attack on Titan, I wasn't expecting anything. Don't want to say if it's great or not yet.
Hentai Prince had a ok first ep. I was enjoying it quite a bit when I was watching it, but when I think back it's pretty meh.
Red Data Girl is confusing, but I haven't watched ep 3 yet.
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Posted 4/21/13 , edited 4/21/13
Muromi-san was a surprise to me. I thought it would be mostly generic, but it's quite humorous. Voice acting is better than I thought it would be.

Disappointed with Devil Survivor 2, The Severing Crime Edge, and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. All running fairly generic routes at the moment.

Zettai Boei Leviatan is so horrible, that I can't stop watching it. Rubber-necking a car crash.
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oriemo 2 for me, I just cant get into it
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Posted 4/21/13 , edited 4/21/13
For me, Hataraku Maou-sama! is the biggest surprise for me while Aku no Hana is the biggest disappointment so far. Zettai Boei Leviatan is pretty shitty this season as well.
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Biggest dissapointment would be: Aiura. I think it would be better if it had full length episodes

Biggest Surprise: Gargantia.
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Posted 4/21/13 , edited 4/21/13
Biggest disappointment would have to be Devil Survivor 2 The Animation. Tried watching the first few episodes, but it didn't really stick with me. Plot feels forced, predictable characters and it just feels like it's been done a thousand times before (not the fact that it's based of a video game, but the whole "I'm the chosen one, I fight with creatures, I'll save everyone-thing). I'm not saying it's bad however, it just wasn't what I was expecting after the hype.

Biggest surprise would be Gargantia for me too. I normally wouldn't start watching anything with meccha in it, but I'm glad I did with this one. It seems great so far. Love the coloring and attention to details. Flowers of Evil was an even bigger surprise for me, didn't expect something like that to pop up at all, and it's currently one of my favorites this season, along with Shingeki no Kyojin. (Since I've read the manga, it wasn't such a surprise that it would be good, so I'll leave it out of the list)
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Posted 4/21/13 , edited 4/21/13
Hmm. I will hold until after the season ends to render my judgment on this, since there are still many shows for me to sample. For now, my surprise is Flowers of Evil, and my disappointment is Oreimo Season 2.
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Posted 4/21/13 , edited 4/21/13

shaunj07 wrote:

Biggest dissapointment would be: Aiura. I think it would be better if it had full length episodes

Biggest Surprise: Gargantia.


I gotta agree with this.
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