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GATE was disappointing because it fell flat in its second story arc. Too many forgettable side characters. And then having it just kind of...stop where it did makes me not even want to tune in for the conclusion.

Most disappointing was probably My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU though. It was so freaking angsty and annoying to watch. The first season had human drama as well, but it made way more sense. Plus there was more humor peppered in here and there. This was just painful to sit through.
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So you dislike it for pretending to be what it's not? Eren Yaeger said he was going to exterminate all the titans but he didn't, so does that mean attack on titan sucks? Basically you are saying because it wasn't what I expected, I hated it. I will agree the last episode though, that was just fucking stupid.


Oh man, I would not open that can of worms if I were you. Especially since your equivalency is so false.

And to be fair, this is a thread about the most disappointing series. What he is describing is disappointment because the series was a bait-and-switch.

Edit: I agree with above about GATE, too. It started out really strong in the first few episodes and then was just meh the entire rest of the season.
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Rokka was disappointing because it had an unsatisfactory conclusion. Effectively nothing was resolved and a new character pops up purely to empathize "go read the LNs lol". It opens with an entire season chasing its own tail. Beautiful art, fun sequences, but utter flop of an execution.
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You're right, that was a really bad example. I know there is a better one but I just can't think of it.
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LightningDragonSlayerLaxus wrote:


So you dislike it for pretending to be what it's not? Eren Yaeger said he was going to exterminate all the titans but he didn't, so does that mean attack on titan sucks? Basically you are saying because it wasn't what I expected, I hated it. I will agree the last episode though, that was just fucking stupid.


I do dislike it for not being what the first few episodes basically promised. This is actually a problem with fiction, which I have spent time in writing, critiquing, and being critiqued in. You simply do not promise your audience something and not deliver. It was around episode 4ish before the true purpose of the show was revealed, and then it was never clear that it would be the lasting theme, until it continued on and on and on. Don't pretend to be action/adventure and then be primarily mystery.

Attack on Titan is a horrible comparison. It promised to be action, and it delivered. That the conflict is not yet over is only a matter of the story not reaching that point.

And it IS okay to mix in a little mystery into action and vice-versa. Complex stories are great, and necessary in this current age.

So, yeah, it DOES bug me that Rokka promised to be something it was not. BUT, I also hate cluster-fuck mystery as a rule. So, the fact that it promised a fast paced action adventure and delivered a Clue-like mystery, and then turned around and started the whole process over again at the final episode (in true Lost-like, cluster-fuck, fashion).... yeah, I was furious.
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LightningDragonSlayerLaxus wrote:


So you dislike it for pretending to be what it's not? Eren Yaeger said he was going to exterminate all the titans but he didn't, so does that mean attack on titan sucks? Basically you are saying because it wasn't what I expected, I hated it. I will agree the last episode though, that was just fucking stupid.


I do dislike it for not being what the first few episodes basically promised. This is actually a problem with fiction, which I have spent time in writing, critiquing, and being critiqued in. You simply do not promise your audience something and not deliver. It was around episode 4ish before the true purpose of the show was revealed, and then it was never clear that it would be the lasting theme, until it continued on and on and on. Don't pretend to be action/adventure and then be primarily mystery.

Attack on Titan is a horrible comparison. It promised to be action, and it delivered. That the conflict is not yet over is only a matter of the story not reaching that point, then.

And it IS okay to mix in a little mystery into action and vice-versa. Complex stories are great, and necessary in this current age.

So, yeah, it DOES bug me that Rokka promised to be something it was not. BUT, I also hate cluster-fuck mystery as a rule. So, the fact that it promised a fast paced action adventure and delivered a Clue-like mystery, and then turned around and started the whole process over again at the final episode (in true Lost-like, cluster-fuck, fashion).... yeah, I was furious.


Okay, that I can agree with. Aot was indeed a terrible example, sorry about that. I liked it because I thought it was rather unique, but I can definitely see why it would piss you off as well, seeing as there really wasn't any good action the entire summer lineup.
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Rokka no Yuusha.


I never understood why people dislike this show.

As for what I found dissapointing, God Eater stands out. It wasn't bad, but wasn't good either, and could've been much better.


I can tell you exactly why I hated it.

Basically, the premise/theme of the Demon God and killing it is awesome. I want to see those battles, and all that greatness.

What I got, instead, was a giant game of Clue. Who's the fake, who's the fake, who's the fake?!?!?! Seriously, I can understand a few episodes following this, but after a while, it gets old. BUT, because I still was interested in the characters, I tolerated it for an entire season.

Then, oh ho ho, THEN, at the final episode they reset that entire game of Clue with another fake. That was when I was all:



I can't even begin to immagine how many anime have a premise/theme to kill a Demon god or something of the sort. It's the most unoriginal concept in any medium from the dawn of time. If you want another story like that so bad, you wont have a hard time finding it...
Rokka no Yuusha was unique, and I would've dropped it after ep 1 if it stayed true to it's theme...


That's not the point. The point is that Rokka itself was a disappointment. If it had promised to be the mystery that it was, I'd have never watched it.
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Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world.

Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land...

The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost.

Thus begins an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!


That was the synopsis of the show before it aired. In other words, its premise was the mystery. The first few episodes were meant to establish the setting and characters. If anything, one of the show's flaw is that it took to long to start the advertised plot.

It never promised to be a fast paced adventure.
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To me, the setting was just an excuse for them to dress up in animal-themed costumes for their murder mystery dinner. If I wanted that I would watch Scooby Doo.

And you don't need an excuse to dress up in animal-themed costumes.
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Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world.

Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land...

The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost.

Thus begins an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!


That was the synopsis of the show before it aired. In other words, its premise was the mystery. The first few episodes were meant to establish the setting and characters. If anything, one of the show's flaw is that it took to long to start the advertised plot.

It never promised to be a fast paced adventure.


The expanded portion I looked at on CR says:

Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land...

And that's where it stops for me.
Perhaps there is somewhere else to view it. I just assumed that expanding it showed the entire synopsis.

And then, I watch the first few episodes to get a read, and it's heavy action (or seems to be).

Also, the full description says "overwhelming fantasy adventure." The bulk of the story takes place confined near the temple. That's not an adventure. Though to be fair, I only saw the first portion of the description to begin with.
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Also, sorry that GATE disappointed some people, but I enjoyed it.

I've also read the manga, and I personally like the balance of humor and action... I'm looking forward to seeing what I've read ahead put into anime format.
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From what I heard about the light novels, after revealing that there's (once again) a 7th, they don't start an other mystery right away and that's where the adventure starts. Therefore, that synopsis it right on the money when talking about the series as a whole.

However, the anime only covered the first volume which is all mystery.

Unfortunately, since the anime flopped and the west doesn't have a great track record when it comes to localizing light novels (that's starting to change though!), we'll likely never see that portion of the story.
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You know, honestly there were more series that I was pleasantly surprised by in 2015 than really disappointed by. Ushio to Tora, Gundam: IBO, Concrete Revolutio, Osomatsu-san, Young Black Jack, Kagewani were all positive surprises. Not sure if that was a result of me being more skeptical or the actual offerings on the table, though.
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You know, honestly there were more series that I was pleasantly surprised by in 2015 than really disappointed by


Same here really! I wasn't expecting Gundam and Ushio & Tora to be bad by any means, but I was surprised by how enjoyable they turned out to be. Mr.Osomatsu was totally off my radar before I heard people talking about it, then I got hooked pretty quickly.

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Le_Dom wrote:


saprobe wrote:

You know, honestly there were more series that I was pleasantly surprised by in 2015 than really disappointed by


Same here really! I wasn't expecting Gundam and Ushio & Tora to be bad by any means, but I was surprised by how enjoyable they turned out to be. Mr.Osomatsu was totally off my radar before I heard people talking about it, then I got hooked pretty quickly.



Ushio and Tora was a very pleasant surprise. It's funny, I always find the truly enjoyable anime after all of my top picks have flopped. Kind of the same with manga.
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