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Biggest Surprise/Disappointment of Summer 2013
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Posted 10/2/13
Biggest surprise would be RWBY.

Biggest disappointment, definitely Stella Women's Academy to the point of even if it isn't the lowest scored series of the season for me, it is dead last in my overall rankings for the series I saw from the season.
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Biggest surprise of the season would have to go to Servant x Service. Wasn't expecting to like the show nearly as much as I did.

Biggest disappointment is a toss up between Dog & Scissors, Sunday Without God, and Daybreak Illusion. They all had potential in my eyes, but fell short. Really short.
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Posted 10/3/13
I was surprised that Eccentric Family was as good as it was, but that might be because I didn't know Tomihiko Morimi was the original author until the second or third episode. Gatchaman Crowds and Silver Spoon were also much better than I could have anticipated.

I didn't really have any huge disappointments this season, since there weren't any shows I had high hopes for. For the most part, shows I thought wouldn't hook me didn't catch my interest, and those I felt lukewarm about left me lukewarm.
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Biggest disappointment would be Daybreak Illusion. Gorgeous art, good characters an a terrible, terrible script. Shame because it had a lot of early promise.

Biggest surprise was probably Sunday without God.
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I know it wasn't summer but Zetsuen no tempest was good at the beginning then went downhill!
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Posted 10/3/13
Biggest Surprise: The Eccentric Family Wasn't even going to watch at the start of the season, picked it up on a whim and loved every minute of it.

Also, Free! Almost the same story. Didn't watch because I was scared off by the female fanservice promotion, but I picked it up one Sunday for no particular reason and ended not hating it. Felt that it was a lot better than I expected.

Biggest Disappointment:
Sunday Without God Wasted a beautiful world and a stellar first three episode by losing focus in the middle of the show. Such a shame.
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Biggest Surprise: Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
I went into this series completely blind, and I had heard that the anime adaption of the manga was pretty bad. But since I haven't read the manga, I don't know what the anime did wrong really ^^". I didn't expect this series to be so religion-based and when I found out it was, I thought I would hate it since I'm not religious whatsoever. But surprisingly enough I really enjoyed it and the characters themselves, especially William Twining since I can somewhat relate to his realist views. Very good series and the biggest surprise for me.

Biggest Disappointment: Dog & Scissors
Oh man, all the things I could say about this show.......it was just bad and I came SO CLOSE to dropping it, but I didn't and I wish I had. I just didn't enjoy this show at all. The comedy was not funny at all and I hate series that have extreme S&M, hints at incest, etc. What really irritated me was the hints at beastiality.....I know the dog was a human before, but.........just no -__- I mean if the sadist girl loved the dog like an owner loves their pet, than that's fine because I understand that :).....but she loved him romantically......ew

But that's just me of course
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I've only watched five of the summer 2013 anime (four I completed and the last is about half-way done), but is it wrong for me to say that all of them were great surprises? I thoroughly enjoyed them all! No disappointments yet.
Completed: Makai Ouji, Hakkenden, Watamote, and Free!
In-process: Silver Spoon

All great surprises. I hope to be surprised more.
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Posted 10/3/13
Biggest Surprise - The Eccentric Family. At first, I was thinking this anime is going to be alright/mediocre. It turned out to be one of the best this season.


Biggest Disappointment - Pretty much the two anime I dropped over the season. Sunday Without God and Dog & Scissors
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Posted 10/3/13 , edited 10/3/13
Love Lab for best surprise, for sure. It was awesome! The Eccentric Family, although my favorite for the season, was pretty much right along the lines of what I expected for it. Kiniro Mosaic was a bit better than I expected though, so I guess that deserves a mention.

Danganronpa was way below my expectations. It was still worth watching once, but that show was a bit of a chore to finish. I may have also expected a little too much out of Sunday Without God and Watamote. Sunday Without God had an excellent fist arc, which only served to ramp up my expectations even more, but then devolved to being "just" good. Watamote is currently on hold at episode 6, but I probably won't get an inclination to finish it.
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Most of the best were no surprise. I expected the best from Attack on Titan and Blood Lad and all the series in second or third season gave me pretty much what I expected. I liked many of the new series, but I think Eccentric Family was the real surprise that I didn't want to see end.

I found Fate/Kaleid Linerd and Watamote unwatchable.
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My biggest surprise was definitely Free!. It sounded unappealing to me but everyone was talking it up. I figured, what the heck? I'll try it. It turned out to be one of my favorites :)

My biggest disappointment is definitely Sunday Without God. The concept was good and the title really drew me in but that show was just so...all over the place. I get that there were different arcs and and not but some of the stuff was just like wtf? Like the ending.
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Watamote was my biggest surprise picked it up 6 weeks in and couldn't wait for the next episode each week

Dog X Scissors was bad
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Posted 10/3/13 , edited 10/3/13
Blood Lad was my biggest surprise. Only watched it on a whim and I loved it. :)

Disappointment:....can't say I have one. I've liked all of the shows I've watched(Free, Servant x Service, Uchoten Kadozu, Watamote, Hakkenden)

Guess if I have to pick one though it's Brother's Conflict though that show turned into my one show that I could snark on for it's melodrama
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biggest suprise to me was the world only god knows it got really intence near the end. I am not a huge fan of that genre of anime but i still liked it.

Biggest dissapintment was oreimo ending it was way to rushed should have made it longer and make a third season so it did not get a rushed ending.
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