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Overrated:
Devil Survivor 2 - I genuinely care about the fates of zero of the characters in this show. I'm only finishing it so I can complain later (that was AnimeKami's suggestion lol), because I missed my chances to do so with Tamako Market and Maoyu last season.

Many underrated ones:
Date A Live - every episode is better than the last, but that also means the first one was the worst. Many people dropped it, sadly. It's hilarious, though, and Tohka is adorable.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! - amazing, amazing show by the studio that brought us Steins;Gate. What more reason do you need? Why more people aren't watching, I have no idea.
The Severing Crime Edge - I really like it, but not a whole lotta people are paying attention to it because of its bizarre premise.
Arata the Legend - Admittedly, it's kind of generic and watered down, and clearly a case of shounen-for-girls, but I find myself pleasantly surprised with each episode. So it is underrated, considering no one is watching it.
Karneval - Bishies, bishies everywhere. It's obvious why guys aren't watching it, but I like Manglobe and the action is fairly interesting.
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Posted 5/13/13

TrueGoober wrote:

Date A Live - every episode is better than the last, but that also means the first one was the worst. Many people dropped it, sadly. It's hilarious, though, and Tohka is adorable.


The show was so bad I dropped it before it was even over. I can normally sit through things I don't care for, such as mecha, if the characters are interesting enough or if there are other redeeming qualities but I was struggling to find anything funny, interesting, or enjoyable.
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TrueGoober wrote:
Many underrated ones:
Karneval - Bishies, bishies everywhere. It's obvious why guys aren't watching it, but I like Manglobe and the action is fairly interesting.


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I cant think of any overrated anime, but SNAFU is definitely the most underrated anime of the season. Hachiman is one of the best characters ever and he reminds me a lot of myself. Whenever people are at school socializing, I'm sitting by myself with my headphones in and my head down. I didn't always use to be like this though. My attitude changed after I moved before my first year of high school. Also, I try to keep most girls distant and never try to go farther than the friend zone since I assume most of them who try to talk to me are just being nice. I don't really like when other people give me their sympathy just because I seem like I'm being bullied or left out. I choose to be alone. In summary, Hachiman is a very realistic character that really stays true to who he is and he makes this anime great.
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Overrated/Overhyped: I would definitely put Attack on Titan, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Devil Survivor 2: The Animation in this slot. Don't get me wrong, for me, all three are amazingly well done. Great Story, Great Characters, Great... well everything to me. But they are definitely talked about ALOT more than the rest this season in my opinion.

Underrated/Barely Talked About: I am going to put HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, The Devil is a Part-Timer, The Severing Crime Edge, and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU here. To me these are maybe not as good as the 3 Overhyped shows, but they are far from the worst ones this season. I enjoy their stories, characters, and artwork just as much, it just doesn't quite reach what Titan and Gargantia has going on.

And because I feel like it...

Worthy Mentions: Just throwing here some other titles i'm watching, but I don't feel like they are Overrated or Underrated in any sense.
Nyarko-San W, Oremio 2, Muromi-San, YUYUSHIKI, and Arata the Legend.
I don't feel like Nyarko or Oremio are overrated or underrated mostly because I feel like the only ones who will watch these are ones who watched the first seasons.
I like light hearted comedies, and Muromi and YUYUSHIKI are my fill of these this season, no real big plot, just some comedy to lighten up a day after work.
Arata I feel is right where it needs to be. Not really underrated but no where near overrated. It has a decent enough story, the characters could be better but they are far from the worst, I think it will be far from the best and far from the worst this season, just enough to be good in my opinion.
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Stonewolfe wrote:

Overrated/Overhyped: I would definitely put Attack on Titan, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Devil Survivor 2: The Animation in this slot. Don't get me wrong, for me, all three are amazingly well done. Great Story, Great Characters, Great... well everything to me. But they are definitely talked about ALOT more than the rest this season in my opinion.

Underrated/Barely Talked About: I am going to put HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, The Devil is a Part-Timer, The Severing Crime Edge, and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU here. To me these are maybe not as good as the 3 Overhyped shows, but they are far from the worst ones this season. I enjoy their stories, characters, and artwork just as much, it just doesn't quite reach what Titan and Gargantia has going on.

And because I feel like it...

Worthy Mentions: Just throwing here some other titles i'm watching, but I don't feel like they are Overrated or Underrated in any sense.
Nyarko-San W, Oremio 2, Muromi-San, YUYUSHIKI, and Arata the Legend.
I don't feel like Nyarko or Oremio are overrated or underrated mostly because I feel like the only ones who will watch these are ones who watched the first seasons.
I like light hearted comedies, and Muromi and YUYUSHIKI are my fill of these this season, no real big plot, just some comedy to lighten up a day after work.
Arata I feel is right where it needs to be. Not really underrated but no where near overrated. It has a decent enough story, the characters could be better but they are far from the worst, I think it will be far from the best and far from the worst this season, just enough to be good in my opinion.


The reason I watch your over hyped shows is they got enough BOOMS(explosions and the like) along with a good plot and animation. Though Really why are more people not talking about The Devil is a Part-Timer is beyond me I MEAN its a funny show with at the same time a really big plot going on........ episode 6 really made me think they are going for somthing crazy....... and I love there animtion... sytle. So well done.... and this is the STEINS GATE TEAM?! omg something is coming down the line.
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Overrated : Attack on titan (It's a good anime, but not the godsend everyone's making it out to be)
Suisei no Gargantia (Started strong, then episodes beyond 3 just went downhill)
Valverave the liberator (Apparently it's doing good in Japan. I don't see anything great so far)

Underrated: The Devil is a Part-Timer (It's doing decent in Japan, but there's not much recognition outside)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (It's got next to no popularity both inside and outside Japan. It's slipping, only a little though)
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id actually like to say the severing crime edge is underrated O.o
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Posted 5/15/13 , edited 5/15/13
Overrated or hyped...I would say Attack on Titans as well. Everyone is definitely talking about this anime , lots of publicity . But somehow I really dont like this kind of anime even though it is really well animated.

Underated would be Yahari Ore no Seishun Romantic LOve Come was machigatteiru and HENNEKO.

As for Hataraku , it seem to be its getting pretty good publicity at least in Japan , so I dont think its either or .Thats my favorite for comedy but since CR is not streaming it, its not getting enough exposure
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I'm probably going to be echoing a lot of other people's thoughts here.

Overrated: Attack on Titan
It's a good show, but not OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. It tends to be too over dramatic and I find Eren's single-mindedness on killing all titans to be rather irritating. That said, things do seem to be improving in recent episodes

Underrated: Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru/ My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU/ My Youth RomCom is Wrong, as I Expected
Considering Oreshura from last season had a similar premise of people who aren't interested in love end up falling in love anyway and more or less failed, I was skeptical of this one going in. However, I've been impressed with not only how well rounded the characters are, but by how it takes real care not to force their development and have them undergo character turn arounds overnight. It's focused much more on how they all are social outcasts in some way, and even though the show is halfway through there hasn't been too much talk of romance yet, though that is starting to change.
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Posted 5/15/13 , edited 5/15/13
Echoing the above as well that Attack on Titan is way overhyped and Yahari/SNAFU is underrated along with HenNeko, Muromi-san and especially poor Yuyushiki.
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Overrated: Photo Kano, it doesn't seem to offer anything new

Underrated: SNAFU/Oregairu/ or its really really long name
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Posted 5/16/13
I don't know about overrated, but The Devil's A Part Timer is definitely my pick for most underrated. I haven't heard anyone talking about it!
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Posted 5/16/13 , edited 5/16/13

Squidboat wrote:

I don't know about overrated, but The Devil's A Part Timer is definitely my pick for most underrated. I haven't heard anyone talking about it!


Except on this thread where it's being brought up fairly frequently as the underrated show of this season?

I don't keep up on anime news and conversations enough to ever really know what has been generally expected from a show, and once it's started I rely primarily on the CR forum discussions. Here at least (there is a discussion thread for The Devil is a Part-Timer (Hataraku Maou-sama)) it's getting a very positive reaction--one with which I agree. Just reading the synopsis I would not have expected to be as thoroughly enjoying the show as I am. It sounded kind of stupid (like so much anime does based on a brief synopsis), but is actually executed quite smartly.
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Vverrated: Attack on Titan, that censorship they have is not in the manga so when it is in the anime just lame just incredibly lame.

Underrated: Hataraku Maou-sama!
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