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Posted 7/1/13
(If there has been a thread like this sorry)

So usually every year i see people hyping a show or two, so i wondering do you hype any of the shows or listen to the hype that people do for new or older anime?

Personally, I've only seen hype for SAO. Pretty much the only reason i hyped for it, was because i also used to play MMO's. However this is the only show i actually followed the wave of hype, but I've only just started to watch a lot more anime these past 2 years, so i'm sure there are many shows that I've seen that got hyped up but i just wasn't apart of it because i didn't watch it till after it aired.

I usually don't like to get into the hype or just ignore it because usually you're just going to build up a hug wall of expectations which than a anime will just be a let down. I was reading lately that people were saying that Attack on Titan was really hyped up. For me i actually never saw much about it but saw it was in the news for CR simulcasting it and saw the cover and thought it would probably be good xD.

TLDR; No, i don't follow the hype.

But yeah back to the question. Do you hype any animes or follow the hype waves for newer anime?



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Well hype waves are sort of irrelevant when it comes to anime because if you're curious...just watch it. If you like it...keep watching it. If you don't...stop watching it.

If you like it, then you're free to hype it as you please...nobody is stopping you.

Ironic, as you mentioned MMOs in your OP, is that hype waves are only ever really a major issue when it comes to MMORPG releases, these days. It's been a serious cause for concern when it comes to newly developed online games.
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I never follow the hype. I just pick whatever looks interesting and go in with an open mind. I don't follow hate either. After all, it's up to me to determine if what I watch is satisfactory or not. Your steak might be a bologna sandwhich to me and vice versa.
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I don't follow the hype.
I start the hype. #QueenOfCR


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Hype is like a fine cheddar cheese with an gooey ipecac center.

I eat it all up and vomit afterwords
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I usually avoid the hype - I don't mind a lot of hyped shows, but the hype isn't why I try them, either. Cover art and opening theme songs are my most common reasons for starting on a show.
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This is the first anime community I've ever really paid attention to, and I only started paying attention to it a month into the last anime season. So before now I got to hype my own shows to myself when they were currently airing. XD

Which can still backfire.

I've fallen for hype about older shows though; Code Geass comes to mind in that category.
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Hype will often get me to check out an Anime, after all recommendations and word of mouth are usually how people discover shows they enjoy.

I really don't see anything wrong with it. Shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones, How I met your mother, all got large audiences though "hype" as well. Doesn't mean they're bad, doesn't mean you should watch them if you don't particularly like them either.

I find it funny how some people simply hate various anime because it became popular though. I guess some people like to pretend they're big,knowledgeable, or cool by being the "anti" guy for disliking something that's popular. I think those people are just attention starved.
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chrome_mist wrote:


I don't follow the hype.
I start the hype. #QueenOfCR



Ah, so you're the leader of the idiots.

I guess I'd be the regular at the bar for idiots that goes to the place more or less regularly, but wonders why I'm there, because I fucking hate that place. Still... I have fun there from time to time, and sometimes thinking about going there is more fun than actually going there. And all things considered, there is some extent to which everyone telling me how much fun I'll have there makes me want to go anyway, even though I know I'll eventually throw up all over counter because getting drunk and lowering my intelligence level is the only way to enjoy talking and dancing with boring, stupid people that I don't know.

So yeah, that's my relationship with hype in a nutshell.
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Nope, I've always decided based on my own thoughts, not someone else
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I follow the hype (Naruto, Bleach, OP) and while I see the high entertainment value for these animes, I just don't see any literary values.

When I watch an anime, questions run through my head simultaneously, "Why is this character doing this?" "Why did they show that?" "What's the purpose of the dialogue?" "Why is the camera in that angle?" "What's the meaning behind that scene?"


When stuffs like these happen: A character fights some enemy and then wins by powering up near the end, or when the enemy explains its technique out loud to the hero, this sort of things defies any sort of logic. I don't understand why they would do this. There's no point of showing me a fight scene if a character's going to win by default (magically powering up).

And some characters in Bleach are so robotic. For example that Rukia girl, she's just so robotic, it's like she's programmed to do something. If a character mentions the word "short", she'll get mad at him. 300 episodes later, say the keyword "short", and she'll react the same way. You'd think that she'd react differently? She's similar to a robot programmed to react a certain way when a certain keyword is mentioned.



Here are some animes that were hyped and I would consider them as the Canonical works of Anime rofl :

- Death Note
- Code Geass
- Hunter x Hunter
- Haruhi Suzumiya
- Steins;Gate

What these animes share in common is that they make me think. They're not just there for entertainment value. Like in Death Note for example, I'm always thinking (while watching the anime), "Is what that character doing right or wrong?" "If I were in his shoes, what would I have done...".
Haruhi Suzumiya really digs deep into human psychology -- this girl Suzumiya is perfect on the outside, people would think she have it all, beauty brains and sociable, but internally, her world is breaking apart. This anime is just so metaphorical about the human mind. And what ONE person can do to save someone from breaking apart.

Steins;Gate: Personally, I think the message in this anime is about the criticism of Scientific Technology. It's trying to say that Scientific technology can be harmful to humans if used incorrectly, while helpful to society if used correctly.

The dialogues in Steins;Gate are exquisite; the main male lead character is an eccentric science student and the main female lead character is an 18 year old mathematical genius; combine the two and you get the CRAZIEST dialogues ever seen in an anime.


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Hype: It's not just a fad, it's a way of life for some people.


More often than not, the shows that are hyped fail expectations.
Don't give in to the dark side.
That way leads only to pain and disappointment.
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Posted 7/1/13

theYchromosome wrote:


chrome_mist wrote:


I don't follow the hype.
I start the hype. #QueenOfCR



Ah, so you're the leader of the idiots.

I guess I'd be the regular at the bar for idiots that goes to the place more or less regularly, but wonders why I'm there, because I fucking hate that place. Still... I have fun there from time to time, and sometimes thinking about going there is more fun than actually going there. And all things considered, there is some extent to which everyone telling me how much fun I'll have there makes me want to go anyway, even though I know I'll eventually throw up all over counter because getting drunk and lowering my intelligence level is the only way to enjoy talking and dancing with boring, stupid people that I don't know.

So yeah, that's my relationship with hype in a nutshell.


This was...an interesting projection lol.
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Posted 7/1/13

theYchromosome wrote:


chrome_mist wrote:


I don't follow the hype.
I start the hype. #QueenOfCR



Ah, so you're the leader of the idiots.

I guess I'd be the regular at the bar for idiots that goes to the place more or less regularly, but wonders why I'm there, because I fucking hate that place. Still... I have fun there from time to time, and sometimes thinking about going there is more fun than actually going there. And all things considered, there is some extent to which everyone telling me how much fun I'll have there makes me want to go anyway, even though I know I'll eventually throw up all over counter because getting drunk and lowering my intelligence level is the only way to enjoy talking and dancing with boring, stupid people that I don't know.

So yeah, that's my relationship with hype in a nutshell.

This sounds like my experience with World of Warcraft.
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Posted 7/1/13

Insomnist wrote:

This is the first anime community I've ever really paid attention to, and I only started paying attention to it a month into the last anime season. So before now I got to hype my own shows to myself when they were currently airing. XD

Which can still backfire.

I've fallen for hype about older shows though; Code Geass comes to mind in that category.


You needed to watch it as it was airing. It was… Sao and AOT on steroids.
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