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I have a problem with watching some animes
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The reason I say same clothes is because of the huge differences in appearance. Look at Kirito and he looks badass. Look at Asuna and her clothes leave her showing a lot of skin. I wouldn't have a problem with this if she wasn't just a trope. Comapre that to Mikasa.
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Thanks for all the recommendations
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Posted 6/30/13

GayAsianBoy wrote:

Dude, watch out... talking bad about SAO is equivalent to burying your own grave.


My Little Monster is a good example of an anime where the female character is not one-dimensional. It's shoujo though.


Did not know it was a shoujo. Normally i stay away from shoujos simply because it is meant for a different audience, but that anime was great. Makes me wonder if i should be more open to shoujos.
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Posted 6/30/13

KingOfHeroess wrote:

Uhhh excuse me MR.OP but did you know that Asuna was and still is stronger than Kirito? To be honest one of the main reasons why the second arc was so god awful was because they took a powerful character and turned her into a damsel in distress. But seriously though Asuna is a better fighter than Kirito,she is way faster and more agile than him


Read the light novels, Kirito is stronger and a better fighter than Asuna, she is very strong still though :)

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Kikusui10 wrote:

Did not know it was a shoujo. Normally i stay away from shoujos simply because it is meant for a different audience, but that anime was great. Makes me wonder if i should be more open to shoujos.


Although it's debatable and possibly down to opinion, Shoujo anime are generally better. They're more interesting, and much more well-made.
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CarboKill wrote:


Kikusui10 wrote:

Did not know it was a shoujo. Normally i stay away from shoujos simply because it is meant for a different audience, but that anime was great. Makes me wonder if i should be more open to shoujos.


Although it's debatable and possibly down to opinion, Shoujo anime are generally better. They're more interesting, and much more well-made.


Well i haven't seen enough shoujos to agree or disagree with you, but trying out more animes under that category definitely seems like it could be worth it.
Posted 6/30/13

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Dude, watch out... talking bad about SAO is equivalent to burying your own grave.


My Little Monster is a good example of an anime where the female character is not one-dimensional. It's shoujo though.


Did not know it was a shoujo. Normally i stay away from shoujos simply because it is meant for a different audience, but that anime was great. Makes me wonder if i should be more open to shoujos.


IMO, the majority of shoujo is bleh. Once in a while, you get a shoujo anime that anybody can enjoy.
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Posted 6/30/13 , edited 6/30/13

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mardock scramble does a good job

also rune is better than major :O

So far; a lot is riding on the ending though I think. But hell yes, Rune Balot kicks ass.

And for something entirely different, there's Chihaya from Chihayafuru.


The original novel of Mardock Scramble was good as well - haven't read the manga version yet.

Balsa from Moribito is another great example of a female lead.
Posted 6/30/13
Amnesia was a beautiful anime with a wonderful opening song.
Thing is, it lacked too much common sense. Way, way, way too much. It could have been pretty good had they have really given the main character (Heroine) a personality and some sense, but no.
If you get hit by a damn truck or other vehicle once and somehow come back to life, don't you think that maybe you should look before you cross the street?
If a guy locks you in a freaking cage, you do not just go with it. You fight to get away from him and if you still get locked in and he's like "Oh, well I'm feeling nice and in the mood to talk" then lets you out, you don't stay and talk with him then go back into the cage without a fight. You get the hell out of there, even if he'll freaking chase you.
If you find out that same guy was drugging your coffee and food to keep you prisoner, you don't just freaking try to keep drinking the coffee until someone stops you.
When you get away when he's gone you don't run to your apartment to find a journal that explains your past cause you have amnesia and forgot. You run to the freaking police, for pete's sake.
You also don't just let some other guy be a complete jerk to you, calling you an idiot, either.
This anime. Mein gott, this anime. This freaking anime. Even though it was so stupid I was still addicted. I feel like doing a rewritten version as a fanfiction so that it actually makes sense.
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Posted 6/30/13
I've never watched SAO so I have no idea what everyone is talking about.
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Posted 6/30/13
I love SAO, I also don't deny I had doubts over the 2nd arc/2nd half of season 1. I felt SAO had changed too much, but after the slow build into the 2nd arc, I loved it. I also admit there's alot of anime that I love the first half a dozen eps over the rest of the series. I'd happily just rewatch those eps than the show again.

Queens blade and wolf's rain are anime that ultimately I declined watching the rest off. They just didn't seem to go anywhere with the story and the characters didn't motivate me to see them develop much.
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I didn't think the second arc of SAO was that bad, like at all. Asuna ends up being imprisoned and well that's just what happened. Are we saying that she should of been able to escape since she's so strong during the SAO arc and that is where the hate comes from? Or is the hate directed at the author of the LN for taking what was a strong character in the SAO arc and imprisoning said character. She is still strong while in prison (rebellious), just as much as she was in SAO, but she is imprisoned and there's nothing her character can do about it.

The second arc was good imo because it REALLY showed the love between Kirito and Asuna and how devoted they are to each other. Which frankly was the whole build-up of arc one, once you past the side story episodes. Arc two then reinforced it. Kirito figuratively goes to the end of the earth for this girl and nothing else matters except getting her back. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get to her. Yes it's a different feeling arc than the first, it's no longer about everyone breaking out of the VR, you don't have thousands of people dying in RL either, but soley about rescuing and breaking out Asuna. The girl that Kirito had learned to depend on and love in SAO, while they were going through all the trauma of that world. All the while, Asuna never gives up hope that Kirito will come and get her, because she has no other option but to wait and deal with her capture, no matter how strong she is. It's just the circumstances they are in and it was fun to see how it all played out.

In regard to the "question" of what animes I have a problem watching. I have problems with anime that have a weak male protagonist. They drive me up the wall. Only way I manage to get through them, is in the hope that eventually they grow a pair over the course of the show. Unfortunately, many shows don't have that amount of character progression and the male lead is always a little *****.

Oh and by the way, AoT has it's fair share of damsels in distress. The fact that they wear similar clothes to the men, can't hide that fact. Sasha is inept when it comes to combat and always needs rescuing and then Krista, the blond girl, is also a classic example of a damsel in distress and needs to constantly be protected. Even Mikasa, while she is physically strong, she is emotionally very attached to Eren and in that regard is a damsel in distress for his affection and protection.
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All I can say is they'd better step up their game in the 3rd season (talking about GGO). Don't get me wrong, I love SAO but I was feeling a lack of excitement during ALO when they had made Asuna the semi-useless character.
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Posted 6/30/13
Like I said, the 2nd half of SAO only proved how awesome a show it was, especially with the change the story went. I absolutely love the ending, had me waiting for the next twist to spring out. Ultimately, it's the 2nd half that brings together the story and themes seeded in the 1st arc and even the 1st ep.
So 3rd arc/season 2 can't come fast enough.

Stereotypes can put a lot of people off anime, it almost did for a few I enjoyed. They seemed to have just the stereotype and not build the character anymore. i.e. the weak male protagonist who never seems to man up, the male lead who can't admit his feelings to the 1 yet he always has a crowd of girls falling at his feet, or the female characters who are nothing more than eye candy with no real drive to change their personality/self or proof that they're characters with depth and not just for the fan-service.
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