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Posted 12/14/13 , edited 12/14/13

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Haibane Renmei, from the top post...everyone says it's "the best slice-of-life ever!" or something, but it's just so...dull. The whole cast has bland, mild personalities, almost nothing happens, and what little does happen feels unimportant. They tried to cram in something dramatic at the end, but it felt forced and didn't accomplish anything. Nothing is ever explained, though it's pretty obvious from the beginning that they're all in purgatory. I can't even hate it, because there's nothing to hate. What was the point?


The show is very quiet, subtle. Dull, boring. Like life, really. It speaks to some people on a different level being like that. It focuses on the interactions between the characters rather than anything else, it isn't a show for people who want "action" so to speak. That's what makes it a gem, I think. Anime isn't all about action and I think Haibane shows that perfectly.


I know that's why people like it, and plenty of shows I've liked have little or no action. I don't usually enjoy actiony shows very much (AoT...). But Renmei doesn't just lack action, it lacks...everything. The characters are so flat and generic it's hard to relate to any of them--in fact, as I recall, it was literally a law of their universe that characters with any discernible personality, especially an upbeat personality, were quickly whisked off to the Great Beyond. So it's no wonder the remaining characters were mostly lifeless. Even the art style and music reinforced the faded, distant tone of the whole thing. It seemed like the concept could have been good if the whole environment wasn't trying so hard to make itself seem plain and ordinary. It's probably the most sincerely mediocre thing I've ever seen.

Action and violence are a cheap way to attract attention, but I feel like you can't just throw out everything that might conceivably be interesting and expect the result to not be boring. 5 Centimeters per Second, Wandering Son, and, well, Clannad are all low-key shows that worked for me, because the characters didn't feel like emotionless strangers and things actually happened to them.
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Posted 12/14/13

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The differences in characters between different shows in the harem genre is so trivial that I don't even bother differentiating them anymore. Now I go "that's the tsundere, that's the shy girl, that's the loli, that's the quiet girl, that's the air-head, that's the idiotic oblivious main romantic interest". Its the same character (slightly changed) put into (slightly changed) scenarios.
Heck, even noticed that most of the girls in harems are flat chested. I don't have a problem with that, but when something as stupid as that becomes a trade-mark of a typical harem, it could be empowering but with the way it is presented, it just becomes another stupid fetish.

You must be watching different harems than I am, or at least have a different definition of "flat chested".

By design, harems try to throw in as many different types of girls as possible, so at least one of them will appeal strongly to the viewer. (This is also why I like harem, because I like variety, so often all the girls appeal to me). This almost always means at least one loli or loli-type (although the latter is rarely a viable love rival). Some (i.e., Maken-Ki) go overboard on the breast sizes for all the characters with that one exception, while others (i.e., Oreimo are more realistic).



And when a harem starts,99% of the time you know immediately who the main character will end up with. This many girls, yet I already know who will end up with who. There's no wondering who he will end up with.

I would argue that isn't the case, but the problem is proving it, since it quite rare for the main character to actually make a choice. Usually there are two prime contenders, perhaps one or more dark horse candidates, the also-rans, and perhaps one or more "sad that she stands no chance at all" types.

Those where the choice is obvious from near the beginning certainly exist (Rosario+Vampire anyone?), but based on the many I've seen, the twin contenders are much more common.

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TheAncientOne wrote:


kylemcc wrote:

And when a harem starts,99% of the time you know immediately who the main character will end up with. This many girls, yet I already know who will end up with who. There's no wondering who he will end up with.


I would argue that isn't the case, but the problem is proving it, since it quite rare for the main character to actually make a choice. Usually there are two prime contenders, perhaps one or more dark horse candidates, the also-rans, and perhaps one or more "sad that she stands no chance at all" types.

Those where the choice is obvious from near the beginning certainly exist (Rosario+Vampire anyone?), but based on the many I've seen, the twin contenders are much more common.




I always liked my Harems where he chose all the girls!! Student Council Discretion for example. But on that same hand I sort of dislike when they can't make a choice at all, either choose one, multiple, or all!!

Also Shuffle! is a good example, I think, of a curve ball of who ends up with who.

Love me Rosario+Vampire, though I am enjoying the manga more than the Anime >.>

Sorry!! Was bored and felt all left out today, had to reply to random threads today!!



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Natsume Yujin-cho and all sequels...I tried to watch it but I dropped at 5 episodes...this is one the most boring animes ever!
Full metal alchemist ...never saw the appeal of this
Baccano...same as the first one
Attack on Titan...tries to hard to be cool and the main character is annoying
Usagi Drop...very bad story!
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ALL magical girl animes (except CCS)
ALL Harem animes (example: the world God only knows, Oreimo >.>)
ALL Ecchi animes (example: High school of the dead )
ALL the animes listed on the first page

....and all animes in CR except for the one I have listed on my profile.


That's a lot of hate... given the number of Anime on CR...
And Ecchi's.... and Harems... and Magical Girl Animes...
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Blue exorcist. Dude, that show literally SUCKS I have absolutely zero clue what the hype is.
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One Piece and Attack on Titan.
I never found either of them funny or interesting. In particularly I didn't like Eren's cliche motives and I just didn't find it special. As for One Piece I just don't see anything in the show that I liked, Luffy's personality really got on my nerves and I didn't like the show at all even when I was younger.

These are just my opinions and I don't mean to offend anyone who watches these shows. If you like them well that's awesome we all have different tastes.
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Posted 12/15/13 , edited 12/15/13
I don't hate it but I don't see the high regard for it: Hyouka. It was good but not "OMG KyoAni has done it again" good.

Some of the characters were written in such a way where they may appear to have grown when in fact they act the same later on as if nothing had happened to change them.
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Posted 12/15/13
Lucky Star.
I can't get past a minute of it.
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I guess I can add this to the list after recently finishing it: Welcome to the NHK.
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Bleach
One Piece
Naruto
Bakemonogatari
Gintama

I don't hate them just haven't been able to get into them.
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ouran highschool host club. bleh.
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I may get yelled at for this.... But I gotta say Elfen Lied . I thought the fan service ruined an otherwise fantastic anime. I do however have the blu-ray waiting to be watched (borrowed it from a friend), so I'm going to give it a second chance.
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Posted 12/16/13 , edited 12/16/13

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Kuroko's Basketball.

I watch and love IRL basketball, but there's just something about this series that makes it difficult to watch. I know it's a character-driven story with basketball as just a backdrop, but I feel like they could have at least made the basketball aspect a little more believable. The whole "It's like Kuroko is invisible!" thing is annoying; no one is going to completely lose sight of their man every possession. His "misdirection" ability is completely unbelievable as well. I could go on, but I only really made it around seven episodes in before I dropped the series, so my criticisms might not be valid or accurate for later episodes.


Personally, I know how you feel. I've been trying to get into The Knight in the Arena for a while now, but I couldn't get past even the first episode because I simply didn't know where they were going with it. Maybe it's because I've played and watched it for most of my life, but I don't know. It was just significantly hard for me to watch. I'll probably give it another go, but not any time soon. But Kuroko is worth it, I think. Sure, people don't have some of those outrageous abilities in real life, but I think that's one of the cool things about it. I mean, expecting realism in anime is kinda pointless, considering things that are made to be realistic are going to be drawn out and exaggerated more than they are in real life. Maybe that's also my problem with The Knight in the Arena, but who knows. I played basketball when I was younger and have disliked it a lot since, but this series has made me love the sport again. I don't know, but this is one of the first series where I personally enjoy all the characters (save for a few) and the plot genuinely makes sense. I think it's worth a shot, but that's just me.

As far as Naruto and things go, that's my childhood, so watching it now is just nostalgic for me and hurts, aha. I understand people's bore and frustration for longer anime because sometimes it takes like 37 episodes just to have a conversation, but they're a joy to watch if you're into that.

Same with Kill la Kill. It doesn't make that much sense and it took me a few episodes to get into it, but the fights are good and I guess that's pretty much the entire point about it, aha. Doesn't really bother me all that much.

Still trying to get into Death Note after all these years and I've gone through the manga for Bleach faster than I have the series, but I'll keep trying. I don't wanna officially give up on anything unless I know that there's either no point or I just can't, for the life of me, understand it. Like that's where I'm unfortunately stuck at with Hakkenden and No. 6. From the get go, Hakkenden made absolutely no sense to me and from all the hype of No. 6, it still took me quite a while to finish the first episode. But then again, you can't really expect people to start slashing each other's throats in the first episode, so I guess I'll keep trying.

But for Evangelion, I honestly don't know if I'll ever be able to watch it. I don't know if it's the fanbase sometimes or what, but I don't understand the point of it and it kinda turns me off... which is a bit upsetting because I know a lot of people who are heavily into it while I'm over here shrugging and wondering what's the point. Maybe I'll try it eventually, but eh. Maybe not.

Anyway, I didn't mean to come in here and be an apologist for some of these shows, aha. I guess they're worth it if you're into that stuff and if not, then that's cool. I'm still trying to catch up on a lot, so my opinions are pretty much useless regardless, aha.
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Well I can kinda see why you would think that, but for me the premise of life after death and rebelling "moving on" was really unique and interesting. However, the show kinda sidelines that storyline in the middle only to pick it back up full speed at the end. Like, there's so much tension at the end, because you go through the whole show without really knowing much of anything. So I guess what I'm trying to say is the lack of suspense made the meat of the show lose its spark for me. The other story lines just didn't really interest me. Like, I think I was supposed to be sad when characters died, but I just couldn't get myself to care. I think they just needed more character development. But, ill give it props for using such a large cast in a short anime, although I think it was a bit ambitious. So the only thing that grabbed my attention was the mystery, which was basically solved with little suspense along the way. I know its not a mystery, but I started watching not knowing what to expect, and that aspect just interested me the most. Nice art though. I was pretty much watching because I was curious, maybe that's why I felt it didn't live up to it's name. Just a matter of personal preference, really.
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I don't get the appeal of Clannad. I found it incredibly boring and the characters are something you'd find in every other harem series. Nothing remarkable. Just a forced moe melodrama if you ask me.
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Kill la Kill - It was so hyped up as this show that was already a legend cause of the creators and what they have already made. I was excited and watched the first 3 and suffered hard.. I can't stand the art style or the random over crazy actions of the personalities.

Elfin Lied - I was told this was one of the greatest ever made and if I loved Anime I had to watch it ..... I was ep 3 or 4 and dropped it... Was just insane to me with all message and shock factor.. I can't say it was the gore or the boobs or whatever it wasn't .. It was just so in your face.

Any anime that just has a ton of fan service just for the sake of fan service I can't stand. If the placement is relevant to the plot and should be there.
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