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Kotoura-san and SAO are pretty much what I had in mind as well. Uh, others I'm not too sure about but from my perspective ...Guilty Crown, Gundam SEED Destiny, Fate Stay Night, etc.
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Guilty Crown is the major one for me.
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sword art online could've have been good if they had better character development for kirito and made the show seem less rushed


They are making a manga featuring Kirito and every single floor in Aincrad. Maybe if we are lucky it will be turned into an anime one day.
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hpulley wrote:


TrueGoober wrote:
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The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat - Completely jumped the shark after the 3rd episode. I'm only finishing it now so I can complain later.

Another - Oh man that ending. Promised so much, and delivered all the wrong things.
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But both of those are based upon novels... so either the adaptation messes things up or you have to blame them for following the original material... Perhaps it doesn't matter in the end but with adaptations I feel it is a bit different.


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My vote would go to Kotoura-san. Though I feel like I am alone on this. What I think separated it from other slice of life moe anime was not just the mind reading aspect, but the beginning. First 20 min of the first episode were pretty awesome in my opinion it did a lot to not only set up the anime but make you feel for the main character. But the anime lost a lot of what made me initially interested in the anime after the first few episodes, which kinda still irks me to this day haha.

It opted in for pervy, moe, comedic scenes instead of the pretty intense backstory and the kind of interesting characters involved in it. Plus the love interest gets like no backstory haha. Other than having some pretty funny mind reading scenes, some pretty intense themes, and a good main character and background, the anime felt generic and predictable.

But the thing has good reviews all around so what do I know? lol


If you have a spare moment, read the review I wrote of Kotoura-san on CR through my CR profile. I think I summed it up quite nicely.


Yes! This is exactly how I felt about it. Feels good to not be completely alone on this. Well written also. That anime could have been a whole lot more.

You do realize that Kotoura-san is based upon a manga, right? In this case the super intense 10 minutes that everyone loved was anime only! It is my question to the director that I suggested they ask in the news section. People ended up calling it a bait and switch and sadly they preferred the anime original part to the rest of the season which is mostly the same as the manga... except...

If they'd made the whole show like the first 10 minutes it would have been cool but it wouldn't really have been Kotoura-san. Sadly, it seems no one (except me, who reads the manga) really likes the real Kotoura-san...



I haven't read the manga so I cannot really say much about it. I would like to read the manga. Is it licensed here?
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Guilty Crown would be the top for me.
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shaunj07 wrote:

I haven't read the manga so I cannot really say much about it. I would like to read the manga. Is it licensed here?

No, sadly Kotoura-san is not licensed here. Don't think HenNeko or Another are either. Surprised more Japanese horror isn't licensed as it is quite popular.
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Not sure how to quote just one person in a response to avoiding the quote pyramid but this is in reply to Pulley. Another is getting a dub due out in July for the anime. Would you consider buying it?
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Posted 6/19/13

hpulley wrote:


TrueGoober wrote:
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The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat - Completely jumped the shark after the 3rd episode. I'm only finishing it now so I can complain later.

Another - Oh man that ending. Promised so much, and delivered all the wrong things.
...


But both of those are based upon novels... so either the adaptation messes things up or you have to blame them for following the original material... Perhaps it doesn't matter in the end but with adaptations I feel it is a bit different.


Well I still feel anime studios are to blame if they're gonna adapt the source material that I can assume made the same mistakes that the anime adaptation makes. I imagine Another didn't seem as stupid when you read the ending instead of watched it unfold. But HenNeko is different, because the source material itself went crazy, and J. C. Staff still thought it was a good idea to adapt it. Pre-adaptation or post, it wasted most of the potential it had to be a good story.
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shaunj07 wrote:

Not sure how to quote just one person in a response to avoiding the quote pyramid but this is in reply to Pulley. Another is getting a dub due out in July for the anime. Would you consider buying it?

I considered buying the sub last year when the discs first came out. I again considered buying the boxed set sub this year but again decided that it just isn't rewatch material for me. On principle I don't buy dubs anymore, stopped once I started studying Japanese years ago.

I did buy the novel however, and several other novels by the author. I found it worth reading after watching the anime but when I tried to watch it again (on Crunchyroll luckily, not after having spent money on the discs) I decided somehow that knowing the ending and the scenes in between made it something I didn't need to watch again. Which is odd because other shows I can watch over and over again.


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Well I still feel anime studios are to blame if they're gonna adapt the source material that I can assume made the same mistakes that the anime adaptation makes. I imagine Another didn't seem as stupid when you read the ending instead of watched it unfold. But HenNeko is different, because the source material itself went crazy, and J. C. Staff still thought it was a good idea to adapt it. Pre-adaptation or post, it wasted most of the potential it had to be a good story.

You're right, at the end of the day with an adaptation it comes down to the director making the decision on how to adapt it, with help from the production committee which may have some say as to how faithfully it needs to be adapted and they need to decide whether or not to adapt it in the first place.

I hate seeing poor adaptations however and they certainly happen. Sometimes it is due to lack of episodes which again the production committee has control over.
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hpulley wrote:


shaunj07 wrote:

Not sure how to quote just one person in a response to avoiding the quote pyramid but this is in reply to Pulley. Another is getting a dub due out in July for the anime. Would you consider buying it?

I considered buying the sub last year when the discs first came out. I again considered buying the boxed set sub this year but again decided that it just isn't rewatch material for me. On principle I don't buy dubs anymore, stopped once I started studying Japanese years ago.

I did buy the novel however, and several other novels by the author. I found it worth reading after watching the anime but when I tried to watch it again (on Crunchyroll luckily, not after having spent money on the discs) I decided somehow that knowing the ending and the scenes in between made it something I didn't need to watch again. Which is odd because other shows I can watch over and over again.


TrueGoober wrote:

Well I still feel anime studios are to blame if they're gonna adapt the source material that I can assume made the same mistakes that the anime adaptation makes. I imagine Another didn't seem as stupid when you read the ending instead of watched it unfold. But HenNeko is different, because the source material itself went crazy, and J. C. Staff still thought it was a good idea to adapt it. Pre-adaptation or post, it wasted most of the potential it had to be a good story.

You're right, at the end of the day with an adaptation it comes down to the director making the decision on how to adapt it, with help from the production committee which may have some say as to how faithfully it needs to be adapted and they need to decide whether or not to adapt it in the first place.

I hate seeing poor adaptations however and they certainly happen. Sometimes it is due to lack of episodes which again the production committee has control over.


How did you like Another in novel form?

Off on a different anime, the Blue Exorcist ending arc for anime was completely different than the manga.
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I'm simply thankful the first episode of Kotoura-san exists; I just pretend the rest of it doesn't.

Anyway, from browsing my MAL:

Another (as TrueGoober said, this had a great first half but the rest was meh).
Berserk: The Battle for Doldrey (skipped my favorite subplot in the whole damn series).
Black★Rock Shooter (this had a lot of potential but was too short and confusing to capitalize on it).
C (needed two more episodes to finish properly; the end was rushed and felt hacked in half).

Claymore (most of the monsters looked dumb, and the world wasn't explored enough).
Code Geass (too much high school angst and absurdity, not enough Death Note intensity).
Death Note (third cour didn't live up to the first season).
Fate/Zero (flat acting and heavily restrained action weighed this down a lot).

Full Metal Panic! (more of it hasn't been made; this is misused potential).
Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GiG (this plot was dumb as shit compared to the first season).
Guilty Crown (shaky plot; it didn't flow very well and was very rough around the edges).
Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup (filler OVAs instead of the actual North Star Cup).

K (all spectacle and no substance, which was absurdly disappointing after Mardock Scramble).
Karas (second movie didn't live up to the first).
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (the James Bond villain and evil supercult didn't age well).
Nisemonogatari (I can't put my finger on why this didn't live up to Bakemonogatari, but it didn't).

Psycho-Pass (nothing really specific except this fell short of what it could have been).
Shin Sekai Yori (the second half meandered around before dying in a cutter somewhere).
Sword Art Online (whatever; presumably they'll learn from it before doing season two).
Zetman (great example of a story that had everything going for it but still fizzled out completely).
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Insomnist wrote:

Another (as TrueGoober said, this had a great first half but the rest was meh).
Berserk: The Battle for Doldrey (skipped my favorite subplot in the whole damn series).
Black★Rock Shooter (this had a lot of potential but was too short and confusing to capitalize on it).
C (needed two more episodes to finish properly; the end was rushed and felt hacked in half).

Claymore (most of the monsters looked dumb, and the world wasn't explored enough).
Code Geass (too much high school angst and absurdity, not enough Death Note intensity).
Death Note (third cour didn't live up to the first season).
Fate/Zero (flat acting and heavily restrained action weighed this down a lot).

Full Metal Panic! (more of it hasn't been made; this is misused potential).
Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GiG (this plot was dumb as shit compared to the first season).
Guilty Crown (shaky plot; it didn't flow very well and was very rough around the edges).
Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup (filler OVAs instead of the actual North Star Cup).

K (all spectacle and no substance, which was absurdly disappointing after Mardock Scramble).
Karas (second movie didn't live up to the first).
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (the James Bond villain and evil supercult didn't age well).
Nisemonogatari (I can't put my finger on why this didn't live up to Bakemonogatari, but it didn't).

Psycho-Pass (nothing really specific except this fell short of what it could have been).
Shin Sekai Yori (the second half meandered around before dying in a cutter somewhere).
Sword Art Online (whatever; presumably they'll learn from it before doing season two).
Zetman (great example of a story that had everything going for it but still fizzled out completely).


Lol, these are *quote "great titles" you ripped them apart.

Those are the "general" stuff people should like, so what are your taste in anime?
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Natsuyuki Rendezvous... It started out the first few episodes looking like it could stay snarkily/light-heartedly funny with the ghost (which only the MC could see) continuing to block the romance, but then took (for me) an unexpected turn and went in a completely different direction that I wasn't so interested in seeing. I only stuck it out to the end to see if it would ever get back to how it started.
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Works better as a novel in my opinion when I thought it would work better as an anime but some things are better imagined than seen.
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Posted 6/19/13 , edited 6/19/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Those are the "general" stuff people should like, so what are your taste in anime?

I still rated most them fairly highly, but they still could've been even better.

Edit:

I forgot one:

Kara no Kyoukai (sixth movie was nonsensical, villains were flat, and they could've explored more themes).
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