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What's that one anime that everyone you know seems to love and is the most popular thing across anime forums everywhere...and yet for whatever reason, you just can't stand it? Pieces that you feel is, overall, proof that just because something is popular, doesn't mean that you find it "good".

For me, prime one is Kill la Kill.

10 episodes into the show, and I just can't muster the motivation to keep going. For starters, the "comedy" does nothing for me. Honestly, it bores me to death. And when the show attempts "srz drama", I can't take it seriously. I'm sorry, I can't take our hero's quest for vengeance seriously if people are getting their clothes shredded left and right. Ryuko as our main character doesn't interest me, most of the side cast I find nothing more to be Loony Tune caricatures and nothing more.

I get assured that the show gets better after episode 10, but honestly my interest is so low that I don't care enough to continue. And I already have other shows I'm watching that have engaged my interest much more then KLK ever has, and far sooner then in 10 episodes.

(and before you guys call me an Un-fun Guy who can't Lighten Up...for the record, I LIKE Gurren Lagann! I like Space Dandy! I can do over-the-top and silly just fine! Just not KLK's take on it)

Next up, Trigun.

It's not so much I don't like it, so much that I'm apathetic to me. It's strange, since I do love Westerns, but the show just isn't engaging me. I mean, I do like Vash as our protagonist, his backstory and character work for what it is, the side cast are all wonderful, and the Western atmosphere really works...and yet I'm just not engaged in it. I have no idea why. Still, at the very least I persist more in trying to finish it, as I'm currently at 22 out of its' 25 episode run time. Easier to finish then how I am with KLK.

And then, Sword Art Online...

...since this subject has already ruffled enough people's feathers on CR already, so I'll keep this as brief as I can. People go on about how the second half was never as good as the second half.

Honestly, I've always felt that the first half was NEVER good in the first place.

Practically perfect, boring protagonist, saccharine "true love" plotline, elements of Harem that undermines said true love, awful AWFUL antagonists, a story that deems itself more self-important then it actually is, and out of place fanservice.

"But at least the fight scenes are pretty!!!"

Frankly, Reki Kawahara's work on Accel World I find to be the far, FAR superior work then SAO with the thing being overall more well written. The fact that the work that, by his own admission, an inferior piece is the one that's become more popular, I personally find it to be kind of infuriating.

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But enough about me, let's hear you guys have at it what anime you don't like that everyone else seems to love and why!
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Kill la Kill. It's a 6/10 at best, just so many flaws and mediocrity even if you're supposed to "turn your brain off" it's too badly done.
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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kill la kill, attack on titan, fucking evangelion...
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School Days. ..
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No Game No Life

It's just not my cup of tea. The characters are highly unappealing to me.

I don't think it's bad, and might even be wiling to concede that it's good - I just personally don't like it.

Normally, the fact that other people love this show wouldn't bother me a single bit - but due to certain circumstances, it has annoyed me just a tad more than it usually would. Especially since it was the characters I disliked.

But that's fine since I like plenty of anime which are almost objectively bad lol (if such a thing existed, that is)
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Leaving the obvious ones aside (Madoka and NGE both have plenty of haters),

in the current season ALDNOAH makes me mad.
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Well...

Madoka Magica- Really couldn't stand the hype around this show a while back, but that calmed down once shows that were actually bad got praised for even worse reasons.

Kill la Kill- If it was recognized by a majority as a show you watch and enjoy without worrying about it making sense then i wouldn't be so critical about it, but people really try to find intellectual reasoning for it's themes and claim it has a "deeper meaning". That's like me watching Manyuu Hikenchou and saying it's deeper then simply severing breasts from others.

No Game No Life- The absolute worse culprit i have even come across in my long years of watching anime. I have never encountered a show more trivial and annoying that was loved this much. It's so unimpressive, it hurts. It's just fanservice and feigned intellect with annoying characters.

Nisekoi- This show is horrible. Does everyone or the majority love it though? Hmmm...i don't know about that one, but nonetheless, it is a horrible harem show.

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windsagio wrote:
in the current season ALDNOAH makes me mad.

Feeling *Pressed*?

Have a Inaho CoCo Bar. Soothes all symptoms of Salty.
Just ask one of our many costumers.

"Once I took a bite, I just stopped giving a damn, Friend died? Meh, It happens"
"Random guy Dies? On to the next one"
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I watched until episode 5, never really got into it. I also didn't really like Steins; gate, but i'm probably gonna give it another shot this week.
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25 / M / Inside Lorreen's...
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Oh god I have so many...

I will just go with three for now:

Attack on Titan, I don't know if it was the hype that ruined this show for me... or the fans themselves... I found them to be worse than SAO's fans. Also the show just didn't keep me interested, I finished it only in the hopes it would have gotten better.

Kill la Kill, ugh... just... ugh.

Evangelion... or really most shows from the 90s, they were good... sure... back then. Now they are not really all that great for me.
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Anime that contains Melodrama.
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I can tell this thread is gonna get more comments than your other one.
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25 / M / Shadows of Califo...
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Posted 7/25/14

qualeshia3 wrote:
I can tell this thread is gonna get more comments than your other one.


Well, can't help that people love Hate Threads to tears.

I at least try to balance out negativity with positivity.

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Also for the Madoka naysayers...well, me personally I got lucky in that I didn't really start watching the show until 2 years later after it had finished airing. So by the time I came on board, the hype had LONG died down.

Also, some of you guys: you DO realize that a show's Fandom should not influence your outlook on the show itself, yes?
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