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Posted 5/18/13 , edited 5/19/13
Not a vote.


wolfsaiga wrote:

but thats the beauty of this tournament. even if you haven't seen it. the one that you saw and liked should get the vote purely because it attracted you to it to begin with over the other anime.

I'm not so sure; I've voted against two shows I've watched and liked in favor of two others I hadn't seen before when they came up as competitors; assuming everything you haven't seen is automatically worse than what you have defeats the purpose of using a thread like this to find value in something you originally skipped by judging its cover.

Even if you don't have time to watch it, making informed decisions can't hurt. Although I think it's fair to say this doesn't wholly apply if you're voting for a very strong personal favorite. Mostly because that means you've weighed it against not just all the shows in this season, but all the shows you've ever seen, and it still came out above average.


wolfsaiga wrote:

all of these anime are something worth watching. it all comes down on preference. these two anime are of two different genres. they will attract different crowd. these contest are just a popularity vote either way.

You have a point here, but I'm still not sure I agree: judging something only by your own prejudices (which we all have) can put you in a poor position. Like I generally dislike/hate conventional sports, but I liked Kuroko's Basketball anyway. And if someone rules out magical girls out of hand, they'd miss Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

So I'd hate for someone to vote while being entirely ignorant the opposing title.
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Posted 5/19/13
Kuroko no Basuke - I like sports anime, it was a nice addition to the spring lineup in 2012. I enjoyed it a lot, the plot was also interesting and fun. I do agree that Hyouka was better then Kuroko in a lot of aspects (Animation, etc.), but I personally still liked Kuroko more.
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Posted 5/19/13

wolfsaiga wrote:

but im up for messing with votes anyday, i enjoy these contest and if they last longer the more i would like them to be. but im sure chrome will eventually get tired and do an all out vote if it drags on for to long.


Don't worry, I've signed up Chromie to do at least three more tournaments.
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
Hyouka

So, I just finished episode 13 of Kuroko, and I finally have my verdict. The show has a good soundtrack, is entertaining, exciting, funny... and utterly ridiculous. I don't have a problem with ridiculousness in anime -- after all, Code Geass is one of my favorites, and the shit that happens in that is just... But anyway, there are really serious moments in Kuroko where I found myself cracking up at how ludicrous things were getting. On the other hand, we have Hyouka which, while it was not ridiculous, was unimpressive in the plot department. So arguing on superiority of plot for either one is a moot point for me.

As far as characters go, I was impressed by how well-done the characters were in Kuroko. I actually find them pretty interesting, but as far as characters and their interactions go, I think Hyouka has a bit of an edge. I could explain my reasoning in more detail, but for now, I'll sum it up like this: Kagami and Kuroko pretty much hit it off from the start. It only really took a few episodes before they basically understood each other. With Hyouka, the character's spent the entire show working through each other's personalities, and as a result, they had more depth to them. So Hyouka wins out there.

Since the two shows are pretty much near the same level on most things, the deciding factor is whether I prefer being excited, or feeling close to the characters, and I think it's characters, so Hyouka gets my vote.
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AnimeKami wrote:

edit: i get it the eyes aren't a girl thing, now that leaves the question why chrome likes it :O





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Posted 5/19/13
Hyouka

Though Kuroko no Basuke was a good anime, I'm not a fan of basketball. Hyouka was pleasant and enjoyable to watch.
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Posted 5/19/13
UPDATES:


Main Battle 8 is now over!
Hyouka (15 votes) wins against Kuroko no Basuke ( 13 votes ).
Table and results updated.
Round 2: Main Battle 9 is now up! Vote for your faves now!




MAIN BATTLE 9

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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
My vote goes to Psycho-Pass.

It was the only show from 2012 that I felt was truly flawless. Although Akane's character design was a little weird. But in the end it was everything a science fiction social commentary should be, and it never lost track of its pace or theme.

Nisemonogatari had some alright character development, but it felt more flippant than Bakemonogatari. And by flippant I mean it mostly felt like franchise filler that wasn't as good as the original. But here's hoping for Monogatari 2nd Season.

More than just this battle, Psycho-Pass is the title I want to see win this tournament. I hope it advances.
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Kuroko's Basket - Because....







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I was 6 minutes late, sis.

But looks like it's over anyway.
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
Nisemonogatari

This was a hard one, both managed to meet my expectations but Nisemonogatari met them more so than Psycho Pass.
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Damn am I too late to vote for Kuroko? It's my favorite anime here dammit. (Shouldn't have wasted time reading that 1st page).

Psycho-Pass gets my vote here. I enjoyed it a lot more than Nisemonogatari. I hope this wins it.
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Posted 5/19/13

starry wrote:

I was 6 minutes late, sis.

But looks like it's over anyway.




I know, sis.
But your vote wouldn't have helped KuroBas anyway,
it'd still be 1 vote short.

No matter how much I love KuroBas,
Hyouka deserved to advance.

Oreki is the best anime character of 2012.





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Okay, looks like I'm going to have to spend time shut-in today watching the rest of Psycho-Pass so I can make a fair vote.
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
This vote goes to Nisemonogatari.

I love the Monogatari series, and I honestly feel like an explanation isn't necessary for why that is, because everything about it is amazing. Nisemonogatari specifically I thought had a better comedic timing and atmosphere than Bakemonogatari did, even if the story might not have been quite as good.

Psycho-Pass was also pretty good, but only pretty good. The fight scenes especially were awesome, and some scenes were even quite emotional ("We have detected that you are experiencing a great deal of stress."). But for some reason I just never felt compelled to watch the next episode. I watched it roughly as it was coming out, but I never caught up to the current episode until the end, so it genuinely took me about 19 weeks to see it through to the end, which was a bit of a task at times.
tl;dr it was more boring than it should have been, and I don't see what everyone else sees in it. It was disappointing.

Bonus points to Shinya Kogami for being the manliest dude ever. Works out shirtless with a punching bag, smokes after he's done, crushes the cigarette with his fist. That was an amazing scene, lol
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