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Anime you start to hate because of the community
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Posted 4/7/14 , edited 4/7/14
Parts of the Madoka fandom. Parts of the Attack on Titan fandom. Parts of the Railgun fandom. Parts of the Neon Genesis Evangelion fandom.

Basically fandoms that say their anime is the best anime ever and no one else can have any opinion otherwise. Don't get me wrong, I love A certain Magical Index, but I realize that it is a unique genre that appeals to me because of my selective tastes, and it does what is does really well. There are many other amazing great shows/franchises out there.

So far, I've liked Kill la Kill fans because they like the over the top action but don't insist the show is objectively better than other ones. They just prefer watching it more to watching other shows. I'm ok with that. :D

I've seen a trend with some parts of the big shonen series to say these are the only good anime, and then there are people who don't watch shonen series at all and they say they're bad and for kids. Both of these fanbases annoy me lol because I try to be open-minded with what I really like.

I have a large variety in taste, and even though I can't watch something like Attack on Titan because of the uber violence I respect the sountracks/animation/voice acting/storyline etc.. etc... etc...

I'm obviously not perfect, because I love certain things more than others and sometimes promote some things more than others, but I try to be careful about saying I hate something, because that's usually a useless thing to say to someone else unless they'll hate it for the exact same reason as me. If they love it because I hate it, then there's really no point. :D

But if I honestly think it's bad because an adaptation ruined the novel series or whatever that it came from, I won't be afraid to comment on it, pointing out that it is still an opinion.
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Used to be Naruto and Ouran Highschool Host Club like a decade or so ago. Now I don't really give a fuck. People can like what they like. If they want to be obnoxious about it, I don't need to talk to them, so no big deal.
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Eh, the only ones who are really annoying are School Days haters, but merely because they are hypocrites, or those who hate it because it didn't deliver the generic drivel that is the worst the industry offers.

So it's more of a dislike of them as the market forces which make so much of what is produced crap.
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maxgale wrote:

Eh, the only ones who are really annoying are School Days haters, but merely because they are hypocrites, or those who hate it because it didn't deliver the generic drivel that is the worst the industry offers.

So it's more of a dislike of them as the market forces which make so much of what is produced crap.


NICE! So can I assume you see what the school days really is? A portray of what a real harem would look like if the MC actully did what the viewers wanted, nail every ditsy bimbo in sight.
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Dunno. I don't much participate in fandoms anymore.

My last run-in with one of those extremely over the top fandoms that make you want to tear your eyeballs out was Hetalia... Even then it wasn't all bad. At least it was mildly entertaining.

I feel like people take fandom stuff way too seriously. It's all in fun. You shouldn't hate a series just because a couple fans get on your nerves.
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Typically, if someone encourages me to watch something I hadn't considered watching, I usually don't watch it, and subconsciously place huge bias against a show after a friend or two shove it in my face or fanboy over it - why I only watched 2 episodes of AoT and am not planning on watching SAO and Fairy Tail. It annoys me when they throw in a reference to an anime, especially when it is entirely irrelevant, in the midst of our conversation, and this usually drives me further from watching it. For this reason, the series synopsis tells me whether to watch an anime or not, and I avoid other's opinions and reviews and generally prefer watching an anime before my friends do, if they do, for my own sake.
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I never hate an anime based off of the people who watch it, it just doesn't seem very fair to the show itself. Sure AoT fanboys are annoying, but it is a great series that I enjoy. I just don't read any comments. Lately I've gotten into the habit of not reading any comments off of shonen series, since those seem to be the worst when it comes to annoying fandoms. I don't really see why you would stop watching an anime that you enjoy even a little just because of the fans...
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Piwix wrote:

Typically, if someone encourages me to watch something I hadn't considered watching, I usually don't watch it, and subconsciously place huge bias against a show after a friend or two shove it in my face or fanboy over it - why I only watched 2 episodes of AoT and am not planning on watching SAO and Fairy Tail. It annoys me when they throw in a reference to an anime, especially when it is entirely irrelevant, in the midst of our conversation, and this usually drives me further from watching it. For this reason, the series synopsis tells me whether to watch an anime or not, and I avoid other's opinions and reviews and generally prefer watching an anime before my friends do, if they do, for my own sake.


So, as another example if you like a specific genre and someone recommends you watch this and that because it's a part of that genre and you haven't watched those said titles yet, you won't watch them? Or am I totally wrong?

Say, for example, you like Dark Fantasy. I recommend Attack on Titan. You haven't seen or considered watching it, therefore you don't watch it...

Is it the way they recommend the show to you that offputs you?
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Piwix wrote:

Typically, if someone encourages me to watch something I hadn't considered watching, I usually don't watch it, and subconsciously place huge bias against a show after a friend or two shove it in my face or fanboy over it - why I only watched 2 episodes of AoT and am not planning on watching SAO and Fairy Tail. It annoys me when they throw in a reference to an anime, especially when it is entirely irrelevant, in the midst of our conversation, and this usually drives me further from watching it. For this reason, the series synopsis tells me whether to watch an anime or not, and I avoid other's opinions and reviews and generally prefer watching an anime before my friends do, if they do, for my own sake.


So, as another example if you like a specific genre and someone recommends you watch this and that because it's a part of that genre and you haven't watched those said titles yet, you won't watch them? Or am I totally wrong?


Basically, fanbases stray me away from the show it comes from. This doesn't really affect me online, but I have a few friends that fanboy over animes and dramas. They tend to annoy the shit outta me during their "fanboy phases," and not wanting to associate with them, I usually decide to not watch the show. If I do watch the show, I'll end up focusing on the negatives only, and to me ruins what could have been a nice watch.
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NICE! So can I assume you see what the school days really is? A portray of what a real harem would look like if the MC actully did what the viewers wanted, nail every ditsy bimbo in sight.


Yeah, not only that, but it's like how games like Persona 3 and 4, and other dating games, where the player is rewarded for "maximizing" every chick possible, and it shows just how messed up that really is, how that would hurt the people involved: so it's not just a look at anime, but how other niche parts of otaku-fandom like eroge videogames portray really, really, really harmful and messed up views on human relationships.

(Makes sense, considering it was originally a Visual Novel).



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I'm sure this has been said many times but if you hate something because of the community you're fuckin up. I don't care if I'm the only one who watches an anime or one in millions, if I like it I like it, if I don't I don't. The community only exists if you want it to. Don't like a fan base? Don't go seeking it out, let them do them while you do you. If you have to look towards the community for a reason to hate something popular you are no better then the "fan boys" you hate. Just my opinion, no reason other people should dictate your interests in entertainment.
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None.
If I "hate" an anime, it's because of the anime.
I couldn't care less if someone wants to send me death threats because I don't like SAO or Hyouka.
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might be the fanbase, but i have a love hate with madoka, code geass, and death note. i dunno, i really enjoy the show but thinking about it after all of it i just don't like it as much as i should.

honestly don't think its the fanbase though, because there are other shows that i like just as much or more that have worse fanbase but it never had bothered me. for all i know, it could have been one persons remark that made me feel that way, so i can't really rule it out.

there was a show that rubbed my wounds on an event that occured. and for years i hated it, but now i don't even remember what that show was anymore.
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One Piece- They can defend their anime using a Ph.D in absolute bullocks that a four year old can acquire, and they secretly trash talk other anime in subliminal ways

Naruto- I like the original series a lot, but as I aged, I saw that Naruto Shippuden wasn't to my liking, but because of nostalgic purposes I gave it another go. For me, it was the ignorant, rabid fan base that stuck the dagger into Naruto's heart.

Bleach- The fans claim it to be the best of the big three because of it's new GOD MODE manga chapters

SAO- I loathed SAO, so all the fans did was make me detest it

Evangelion- A show is considered intelligent and great if the show is complex because of it's girth in content and depth, not because it's an absolute train wreck of incomplete plot holes and ideas. The fans don't seem to understand this and consider Evangelion to be a masterpiece and the greatest movement to human history since the Industrial Revolution.

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Piwix wrote:

Basically, fanbases stray me away from the show it comes from. This doesn't really affect me online, but I have a few friends that fanboy over animes and dramas. They tend to annoy the shit outta me during their "fanboy phases," and not wanting to associate with them, I usually decide to not watch the show. If I do watch the show, I'll end up looking at the negatives only, and to me ruins what could have been a nice watch.


Fanboy phases? You mean like: "Holy shit dude this is the most epic shit on the planet, you have to watch this RIGHT NOW!!" and they're in your face about it, won't leave you alone until you watch it kind of phase? Which, forms your strong bias (that it isn't the most epic of epic shit on the planet) towards the show and you (I'm assuming usually?) end up disliking the show because of this?

I don't know, I agree with what the poster above said. Seems unfair. Then again, I may still not be understanding the way you handle these types of things.

As for me, whenever that happens, I bury everything they've said (put it at the back of my mind, you know?) and just watch it. Form my own opinion. Pass personal judgement. Done.

In Attack on Titan's case (since I used that as my example in my edit and the majority of us are familiar with it) I enjoyed it. I was drawn to it because 1.) I like death, tragedy, etc. 2.) I like Norse Mythology references. As for the show itself (read the manga first) I think it's alright, nothing spectacular -- like someone pointed out it's akin to a summer blockbuster (don't really feel like pointing out what I thought was good about it and what wasn't, so eh, 'alright' is good enough). Some of the characters grew on me, as well, so that's another reason why I like it.
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