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I was just curious which things either turn you off before you even load up an episode or make you drop it within the first one or two episodes. I think I have an interesting couple of things probably not uncommon but...

1. Abuse of multi-colored hair, especially if it's on guy characters. I don't mind on the odd character here and there. I call it rainbow syndrome but I just for some reason have a ridiculously hard time taking an anime seriously when this guy has purple hair, this other guy has blue hair, and this other guy has green hair. It's less noticeable for me one girl characters for some reason (probably because boobs), but it still somewhat bothers me to an extent if it's a disease spread out over the whole cast (Lucky Star gets a pass because it's meant to be purely comical).

2. The animation style is a big clincher. I have picked up favorites who no matter what the theme is I will watch it. One example is the team of artists from Kyoto animation that does Love, Chinbyu..., K-On, Hyouka, and Tamako Market. You can very plainly and clearly see the similarities (or exact sameness) in how these anime are drawn, and I absolutely love the style. An example of an animation style I haaaaate is the Clannad type character look, where the hair is drawn to show a thousand strands, and the eyes are drawn huuuuge. Even if the story is great I am just turned off by the animation and can't watch it. I am pretty picky here. I had to strain to get through I love you because it was such an odd animation style for me where all the characters look exactly the damn same...

3. Any anime with more than 100 episodes. I will not, I repeat, will not make a commitment to a story that's meant to span over that much time (or potentially endlessly) sitting in front of my TV.

4. Brock-isms. (Please show, don't tell)

How about you guys? What's an immediate "dropping it" sign for you, either before you even start or not even a handful of episodes in?
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A spineless protagonist, male/female (ie: Amnesia) I actually don't mind having weak protagonists, but there is just so much spinelessness a person can take. I'm not too lenient on the art, not too picky either. But if it looks something like picasso forget about it (ei: Tsumiki no Ie)
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An anime that tries too hard to be badass and cool like
Sword Fart and Guilty Crown.

No, but seriously. Male MC's w/ girly voices turn me off.
I wouldn't automatically drop them but I would have a hard time watching.


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Copious amounts of fanservice. I'd rather watch...you know.
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shounen ai and yaoi, anything else is fair game. Once you see something you cannot un-see it.

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Echi/hentai, yaoi and yuri anime.. Can't put into words how much they bore me.
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really bad animation, boring or repeating story line
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Pointless speech/dialogue such as:
"I really like this sandwich" or "That octopus in that bento looks so good". It's pointless and doesn't help anything in the story.


When a character is saying a monologue and the author tried to make it seems like he's on the same par as Hamlet but instead comes off as awkward and confusing.
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Chuunibyo stuff turns me off. I paused SNAFO/Oregaru when the Chuunibyo guy showed. I almost dropped the series right there but I pushed through it and luckily he only showed up a few times after that. I hate that stuff which is why I didn't like Chuunibyo and I hated those parts in Oreshura too. It's been done and overdone already.
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1) Animes with alot of fanservice. (For me it ruins the storyline e.g high school of the dead)

2) Girls with super uber high voices and girls who do nothing but cry/screams for help.

3) Animes with more than 25 episodes. In the first season, if it's good I would keep watching but if the animes are long like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece etc.. stuff that shit!
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

A spineless protagonist, male/female (ie: Amnesia) I actually don't mind having weak protagonists, but there is just so much spinelessness a person can take. I'm not too lenient on the art, not too picky either. But if it looks something like picasso forget about it (ei: Tsumiki no Ie)



what she said i watched like 15 episodes of Hitman Reborn was fucking disgusting

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Whimpy male MCs, like Shinji (you all know who I mean).
Which is the reason why I haven't managed to watch more than 1 episode and 5 mins of ep 2.
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AnimeKami wrote:

shounen ai and yaoi, anything else is fair game. Once you see something you cannot un-see it.



^ this with the addition of yuri ...
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Des85 wrote:

Whimpy male MCs, like Shinji (you all know who I mean).
Which is the reason why I haven't managed to watch more than 1 episode and 5 mins of ep 2.


Shinji Matou?

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5 min. shows.
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