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Biggest Surprise/Disappointment of Spring 2013
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The biggest disappointment for me this season is Majestic Prince. It looked very appealing and the plot sounded great, but after watching the first few episodes I have realized that it's crap. There are so many flaws with it that I just can't focus on anything else at this point. But I do like the animation style of it. I am also disappointed with Aiura. I think the series has a lot of potential to be something better if it only consisted of full length episodes. The 3 minute deal is killing it for me.

One of the biggest surprises for me was Flowers of Evil. The animation style off the bat had me interested, but the pilot episode was a little slow. I kept watching it and it has only gotten better. I have actually read the book of poems that the series is based off of and I must say that Flowers of Evil anime does a wonderful job of portraying the elements expressed in Baudelaire's work. Another surprise for me was Gargantia. I was expecting a very lame mecha series, but it's freaking amazing in many different elements. I guess in actuality I shouldn't be surprised as it's from Production IG, but still. It's becoming a fav quick. And finally, Attack on Titan. I have read the manga thus far so I kind of knew what to expect, but to see it in it's bloody animated glory was a total different experience. That one blew me away.
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Normally I would have watched every episode of the spring season, but in the middle of a move so I haven't even started some of the shows.

From what I have watched I would have to say Flowers of Evil is my choice for biggest suprise. Love the rotoscoping and the ending of episode song is soooo creepy I'm afraid to add it to my iPod.

Honorable mention to Little Witch Academia, even though its just a single OVA, it is so well done it would be the best show this season if it kept up the quality of the first episode.

As for a dissapointment, so far it's Valvrave. The main character kind of annoys me, but I'm willing to put up with a few more episodes to see if it gets better.
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The biggest surprises for me are:
Hataraku Maou-sama, I wasn't expecting much but now I really love it! It's not my favorite show though, that would be Gargantia, which is also a surprise, since I don't really like most meccha anime but I LOVE Gargantia!

Biggest disappointment:
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
It's not like I was really expecting much, I just had to pick something and this was the only show I dropped after one ep!
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Since we're only a couple episodes in i don't want to judge anything just yet, but I have changed opinions on a few things.

I was hyped up for Arata Kangatari and I am enjoying it. It is meeting my expectations. I just hate spoiler openings and endings. But you can always just skip them.

Biggest surprise was probably Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge. It is a bit weird but the strange things fit in this setting. Like how
What i definitely didn't expect was how the show borderlines on horror. I was interested in this anime from the start but it is still most surprising.

Second biggest surprise goes to Romantic Comedy SNAFU cause I wasn't interested at all at first. But I like romantic comedies at least, when they're not boring (I'm looking at you, Toradora) so I gave it a try. Well, it wasn't boring, and i liked how the setup wasn't so typical. I don't like the MC very much yet. I liked the concept of how he's a loner and not interested in what his peers are but he's so negative about everything. Eita in last season's Oreshura was a far better character than this. But his teacher sent him to that club to change his attitude so that leaves room for improvement over time.

Biggest disapointmnt is probably Aku no Hana. and not because of the rotoscoped animation. I was interested in it for its plot but now its gotten boring.
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Disappointment: Photokano. I was hoping this story would follow the sports anime template, where the protagonist learns about photography each episode, trains, and gets into competitions, etc. Instead it's just typical dating sim dross. It throws half a dozen girls into the mix from episode one, and they all act in trite and unbelievable ways to pander to the personality-free main character. I could feel my brain cells dying while watching the first two episodes, so I won't subject myself to a third.

Surprise: Flowers of Evil. The complete opposite of Photokano. It's not just the rotoscoping that makes the characters so realistic, the sharp writing and arterial gush of voice acting makes this one of the most striking depictions of the closed world of teenage shame and paranoia I've seen in fiction.
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stark700 wrote:

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.


I agree!
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i am neither surprised nor disappointed.

only satisfied that there are some good ones in the lot.
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Tamako Market. The ending really sucked.
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KingOfHeroess wrote:

My biggest disappointment would be seeing that both Sword Art AND BTOOOM! had no second season. Man was and still am pissed about that.


SAO had a second season...

I mean, come on. You couldn't miss Leafa's boobs flopping on the screen every 4 mins, couldn't you?
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Biggest surprise in anime was that I loved yuru yuri. I wanted something I could watch every once and a while during busy school times that I wouldn't watch all day and.....it didn't work...It was hilarious .
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biggest surprised, Aku no Hana

once you get over the initial shock(this mainly applies if you read the manga), it's can't miss stuff


biggest disappointment? Valvrave, straight GAWBAGE son
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Posted 4/25/13

BeanWantaBurger wrote:


SAO had a second season...

I mean, come on. You couldn't miss Leafa's boobs flopping on the screen every 4 mins, couldn't you?


That wasn't a second season my friend. There was no long wait or pause when the jump was made from Sword Art to Alfeim. That was a second arc or saga. Of course I didn't miss it. I hated it!
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Gargantia is a surprise. never thought i would stick into a mecha anime (after so many tries). it's really refreshing, somehow
and Ore no Seishun also, not really your normal harem. the hero is keeping on "fail hero" side.

disappointment...
i dont really mind Aku no Hana's rotoscope considering it fits the slow start but yeah they couldve made more effort on Nishimura. and a "shut up" comment to the op theme.

and i didnt rly expect multiple recap episodes on Space Brothers
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My biggest surprise was Arata, I hadn't thought I'd actually watch it, and then I did and it wasn't bad. I quite interested to see where it goes.

Biggest disappointment is definitely Valvrave. For some reason I thought it'd be really interesting, maybe not anything new in the mecha genre, but good and solid. Yet it's totally disappointed me so far, it's just something about the huge plot holes that developed like ants on food on the ground, and the very annoying main character that just doesn't gel with me.

Honorable mention: Gargantia is just wonderful, I had expected lots from it and it has so far blown my expectations.
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Disappointments

-Majestic Prince
-Photo Kano
-Date A Live
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