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Most overrated/underrated anime.
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For overrated, rather than choose a really popular anime, something very long running and mainstream, I'm going to go with a leeesss popular series that is usually overhyped when it's talked about...

Elfen Lied.
Fans of Elfen Lied love to make it out to be really, really DEEP under all that gore and nudity. REALLY deep. Thing is, it's not. It pretends to be, it's psuedo deep... To be fair, I still own the series, and enjoy it, but it's awfully silly the way fans hype it up to have such deap meanings...
Elfen Lied had POTENTIAL to be all those things, but definitely chose not to be.

As for underated...

Gankutsuou. Beautiful animation, an original style, a BRILLIANT retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo that may have changed aspects of the story, but did so to put them in a new light.

Gankutsuou is The Count of Monte Cristo, in space, in the future. And rather than straight up telling Edmond Dantes revenge story, it flips the narrative, and tells it from the perspective of Albert, giving us a grim look into the lives that his revenge plot ruins.
In this way, rather than just changing the setting of a classic, it completely retells it.

It's a shame it's forgotten about so often. ):
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DBZ is probably overrated. My enjoyment of it is pretty much fuelled by nostalgia. There isn't really a whole lot to say about it that's good.


As much as it pains my inner 12-year-old to say this but you are absolutely right. It's one of the first shows I've seen that falls into that shonen problem that I personally find insufferable: endless episodes and fights that drag on for a long time. Granted, I know that it's like the ultimate example of the shonen genre but after trying to watch it again, I just get into it. If anything, I might be one of the few who was thankful for DBZ: Kai because it took care of the problem and cut down the amount of episodes nearly in half.

As far as underrated anime goes, I would have to say that Mushi-Shi needs more love.
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Ok... Why not, I'll take examples from this season~

Overrated: Free!

Underrated: Rozen Maiden (2013) <- Watching these kind of results on myanimelist makes me feel there's no hope for otakus now at days ._.


i would say that Free! is overhyped, not so much of an overrated
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Guys, i have to disagree with Sword art online and attack on titan being ANYWHERE near this list.
Shows like Naruto and Bleach I can agree with. But with how many episodes Sword art online got... come on man. And Angel beats...? Please guys.
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Overrated: DBZ

Underrated: Fushigi Yûgi
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'Fullmetal Alchemist'...? How... could... this... even be mentioned... on this thread...?!

And Haruhi, too? Have people read the novels?!

In all seriousness, I don't think anything I've seen is notably overrated, really. But as for underrated, I'd say pretty much anime that I've seen which Manga Entertainment hasn't taken an interest in for a UK release.
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SAO and AoT are and were underrated in my opinion. All the hype, and I don't know why they're so popular. And let's all be honest, we know the Big Three are overrated. It's part of the reason they're still going. Well, Big Two now, but, screw the trivial details.

I can't really pull a list of underrated anime out of my head right now. Oh, fuck. Lucky Star and Nichijou. Anyone who hasn't seen those shows, go watch em. They suffered horrible sales, and if I remember correctly, they were both KyoAni animes. The humor never gets stale, I swear. Episode 19, I believe it was, of Nichijou will have you in stitches. And Lucky Star isn't as funny per se as Nichijou, but it's still loaded with humor, some of which Crunchyroll didn't translate well. "All this talk about sausages is making me hungry" was referring to a Japanese pun that didn't translate over. Fansubs have it, but I stopped doing those a long time ago, and it's almost 5 am, so I don't feel like digging around my memory banks to remember the joke.
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Posted 7/27/13

LMINI wrote:

Guys, i have to disagree with Sword art online and attack on titan being ANYWHERE near this list.
Shows like Naruto and Bleach I can agree with. But with how many episodes Sword art online got... come on man. And Angel beats...? Please guys.


Like it or not, AoT and SAO had huge hype trains. I'm too lazy and tired to pull up proof, but it exists. The Big Three are definitely overrated, no doubt. That doesn't mean they're not decent though.
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SAO has been overrated since the Aincrad arc ended and ALO began. It's been a year and people are still hectic over it.
SnK and FREE! are literally still new seasonal anime, so I don't think it should be overrated just yet.
Has no one mentioned Detective Conan yet?

Underrated - Mushishi / Hikari to Mizu no Daphne / DNAngel / Baccano!

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Haibane Renmei is f***ing glorious, but no one watches it...
Gintama, the second highest rated show on MAL, doesn't entertain me in the least...
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SAO has been overrated since the Aincrad arc ended and ALO began. It's been a year and people are still hectic over it.
SnK and FREE! are literally still new seasonal anime, so I don't think it should be overrated just yet.
Has no one mentioned Detective Conan yet?

Underrated - Mushishi / Hikari to Mizu no Daphne / DNAngel / Baccano!



Mushishi, is, if I HAD to pick one show, probably my favorite anime ever.
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Posted 7/27/13

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LMINI wrote:

Guys, i have to disagree with Sword art online and attack on titan being ANYWHERE near this list.
Shows like Naruto and Bleach I can agree with. But with how many episodes Sword art online got... come on man. And Angel beats...? Please guys.


Like it or not, AoT and SAO had huge hype trains. I'm too lazy and tired to pull up proof, but it exists. The Big Three are definitely overrated, no doubt. That doesn't mean they're not decent though.


The thing with SAO is it has just a big of a hate train as a hype train.
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SnK is NOT overated... best anime so far in 2013.
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Overrated: Death Note

Underrated: Gasaraki
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Overrated: Evangelion and Akira

Underrated: Moyashimon
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