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Hiiro no Kakera.
Episode 1 looked like it would be a interesting supernatural reverse harem anime but then the guys got whiny and lost every fight.

Any no end anime. It feels like I wasted my time on something that has no end. Especially if it's older, so not translated or anything anywhere, or has no source material.
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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:

I love it when I see generic tossed around as a insult.

"So why didn't you like the show?"

"It was generic.", In other words, because it was representative of it's genre.

So you knew you wouldn't like the show before you watched it and you watched it anyways. Now your going to say the problem with the show was the type of show it was in general. I love hipsters.


Bad is a qualifier, generic is a descriptive term.
Generic implies blandness, and in the case of anime, a series that fails to stand out.
It can be sufficient to make something entertaining, but that's not how you make memorable series.
Some genres (i.e.: Mecha, cute girls series) suffering heavily from it doesn't make it any less of an issue.

As for Rosario+Vampire, if it wasn't for Gonzo (!) disregarding the original source material to create a low quality harem romcom, nobody would be talking about it.
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The biggest let down for me is Eureka Seven:AO
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DeviFreakMint wrote:


Well_Spoken_Man wrote:

I love it when I see generic tossed around as a insult.

"So why didn't you like the show?"

"It was generic.", In other words, because it was representative of it's genre.

So you knew you wouldn't like the show before you watched it and you watched it anyways. Now your going to say the problem with the show was the type of show it was in general. I love hipsters.


Bad is a qualifier, generic is a descriptive term.
Generic implies blandness, and in the case of anime, a series that fails to stand out.
It can be sufficient to make something entertaining, but that's not how you make memorable series.
Some genres (i.e.: Mecha, cute girls series) suffering heavily from it doesn't make it any less of an issue.

As for Rosario+Vampire, if it wasn't for Gonzo (!) disregarding the original source material to create a low quality harem romcom, nobody would be talking about it.


If it was low quality, then it wasn't generic. Generic is an often misused word with a vaguely negative connotation associated with reduced quality, but that's not really what it means. It pretty much means average. If you thought Rosario & Vampire was an average harem romcom, then the term generic would be more appropriate. You should be expecting a show to be average. It is a statiscally probable outcome. I expect an average hockey game when I watch one. That's how I know I like hockey, because I enjoy a generic hockey game.

I didn't respond to you directly because it seemed your issue with R & V was that in your opinion it became a mediocre harem romcom instead of a mediocre shounen monster fighty thing. Based on the source material, I can understand that complaint.
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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:
If it was low quality, then it wasn't generic. Generic is an often misused word with a vaguely negative connotation associated with reduced quality, but that's not really what it means. It pretty much means average. If you thought Rosario & Vampire was an average harem romcom, then the term generic would be more appropriate. You should be expecting a show to be average. It is a statiscally probable outcome. I expect an average hockey game when I watch one. That's how I know I like hockey, because I enjoy a generic hockey game.


Quality refers to production values and the adaptation. Iif recent years are a good indicator, it won't save a series with bad source material, and a

Only way for a bad series to get talked about years after its release is to either have been a letdown due to not living up to expectations or to have somehow turned into cult classic. Mostly the former.

Anyway, just like I want my team to win the Cup every year, I only want to watch great anime series. I want to see action, I want to see goals, I want to see emotion. When an "average" game devolves back to a neutral zone trap snorefest, I watch something else. I won't watch New Jersey Devils games more often than I have to.
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Akame ga Kill. It wants to be bad ass because you know violence and darkness, but actually is a really bland. Characters are pretty much one dimensional, the tone is off, deaths hardly have an impact cause we hardly know them and other characters are hardly affected by it. Also all this comedy and lightness in between, which is weird with the dark tone. And ofc the whole these people are really evil, cause they are evil thing.


This. There are only two anime on this site so far that has made me doubt the taste of my fellow anime fans. Akame ga Kill and Gatchaman Crowds.

Gatchaman Crowds, ugh. I can get that you want to update the series for the modern age, and I don't even mind deconstructing the concept. But it was just such a botched mess. Like they didn't know how to or want to pace the series so we understood things, or develop the characters. They just threw random, bizarre elements into the mix.
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Kerst wrote:

Rosario + Vampire was so much more than a letdown.


What made it a letdown for you?


It was literally just fanservice that didn't resemble the source, even if I did like when they were singing on episode 5

Your forum picture is cute btw,
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Elfen Lied
Love Hina (The anime that made the genre Make $#!% up)
Samurai Flamenco (Same thing as Love Hina)
That Pilot Love Somethin
Karin
and some other I can't think out.
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I second this. Unless something groundbreaking happens I'm probably going to be bummed I wasted my time. I can't even imagine what a third season of this could be like.

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r1bb3t wrote:



I second this. Unless something groundbreaking happens I'm probably going to be bummed I wasted my time. I can't even imagine what a third season of this could be like.



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i think it was Tokyo ESP,but i still gonna watching it till the end
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For me the biggest letdown was Belzebub cause it was just bad in the last half.
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From this season Glasslip has been a massive disappointment but besides that my list would be: Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Dragon Ball GT and Mahou Sensou.
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dmdwriter wrote:


chaosek wrote:

Akame ga Kill. It wants to be bad ass because you know violence and darkness, but actually is a really bland. Characters are pretty much one dimensional, the tone is off, deaths hardly have an impact cause we hardly know them and other characters are hardly affected by it. Also all this comedy and lightness in between, which is weird with the dark tone. And ofc the whole these people are really evil, cause they are evil thing.


This. There are only two anime on this site so far that has made me doubt the taste of my fellow anime fans. Akame ga Kill and Gatchaman Crowds.

Gatchaman Crowds, ugh. I can get that you want to update the series for the modern age, and I don't even mind deconstructing the concept. But it was just such a botched mess. Like they didn't know how to or want to pace the series so we understood things, or develop the characters. They just threw random, bizarre elements into the mix.


All Akame ga kill has going for it is shock value, I still think killing of important characters so early is a complete waste.
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One for the old school mecha fans here:

Trying to watch Great Dangaioh after watching the original Dangaioh is like taking a long, satisfying piss, only to have the urinal blast it right back in your face.
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