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The problem all you guys have is caring about other people's opinions on a show. Therefore ruining your own experience. Don't compare shows to other shows, it almost never works out in your favor. Just enjoy the show for what it is and if you can't move on.
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Posted 8/31/16

FLjerry2011 wrote:


Yamstarch wrote:

It's just you.

What bothers me about topics and threads like this in general are that people bring up things such as "Fanboys" and talk about how annoying they can be. But, then these same people go apeshit over shows like JoJo, Mob Psycho, OPM, Naruto, Gintama, Fairy Tail, One Piece, etc. And you're not allowed to talk bad about them. Oh no. That would be a travesty against anime and humanity.

Hasn't this very same fucking topic been done to death over shows like those?

People like what they like. Let people be fanboys. That's what this entire fucking hobby is about.


First AnimeKami may seem to be a put-off but he has a good knowledge of anime and is quite funny !

So he gets to to voice his say. Not everybody is going to like or agree on anime! If one thing the Summer saeson is very divisive and was overrayed for the most part. A lot of SOL's are much better than the Marquee shows IMO

That being said I myself dropped this show because of Sunaru's whining despite being told he was going about it the wrong way 1


I meant no Disrespect AnimeKami at all. my first line is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

That being said I mostly just wanted to say the second bit. I see on here time and time again that a valid reason to dislike something is "The fanboys are annoying"

It's not.

That's really all I was trying to say.
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Honestly I think the AnimeKami is intentionally just being sarcastic or trolling, though not necessarily maliciously. I think his choice of pictures and comments throughout solidify that. But I wrote a full review basically because I was taking my chance to formalize my thoughts on the show and that's now saved as a word doc lol :D.
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I started watching Re:Zero when it first came out and I don't think it is overrated at all compared to many shows. I watched SAO, NGNL and other similar shows which was hyped and wasn't impressed by those. But Re:zero had that strange effect in me to watch it immediately when a new episode comes out. I recommended this anime to my friends and cousins (who watch anime) and they loved it as well. Subaru's character comes off as annoying but i guess anyone will become insane after the things he went through in this anime. Since the MC is not OP, there is that danger element as well as the plot moves along which keeps you at the edge most of the time.
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It's always annoying when you find something average that others think is amazing. Just look at Kanye West's opinion of Taylor Swift vs Beyoncé. Best to just keep that to yourself, and say, "To each his own."

I really enjoy Re:Zero. If you disagree, at least we can agree that we both love anime.
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montazmeahii wrote:

It's always annoying when you find something average that others think is amazing. Just look at Kanye West's opinion of Taylor Swift vs Beyoncé. Best to just keep that to yourself, and say, "To each his own."

I really enjoy Re:Zero. If you disagree, at least we can agree that we both love anime.


You've just mentioned the reason most anime groups have issues even watching anime together. People are so caught up in their own opinions and trying to be right they forget they we are bound together by all loving anime. It gets ugly, people arguing that we should watch this or that this week and that no don't watch this or that, it's trash. It's pretty dumb and immature :D.

Heck I still like numerous games that have little to no following like Warhammer Vermintide. Tiny community, but still fun to me. And when I like a larger game I don't try and beat people over the head with it. Anime follows the same principles for me. Not every romcom has to be compared to Toradora and not every harem anime needs to be compared to Ouran High School Host Club. Though I'll playfully take shots at Naruto Shippuden, which I personally don't like despite liking the original Naruto (but for different reasons than most folks like it).
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Though I'll playfully take shots at Naruto Shippuden, which I personally don't like despite liking the original Naruto (but for different reasons than most folks like it).


(Glances at my avatar, then at your response.)
LOL I respect your opinion.

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Posted 8/31/16
The first 3 episodes were great. But after that it's not as good.
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personally, I don't think it's amazing, but I do think it's a great anime. just because something strikes a chord with others, no matter how large the group is, it doesn't mean that it'll necessarily strike that same chord with everyone. if you don't like something, that's up to you. just keep it civil, and everything's good.

I don't understand why some people feel the need to shit on other people's subjective opinions and proclaim that their own subjective opinion is somehow superior to anybody elses. they're some of the stupidest people, and the least pleasant ones to try and talk to.
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Randell44 wrote:

Despite this being a bait thread i legit am making my first comment on the site just to explain my view on it. Obviously Spoilers.

What Re:Zero does well:

- Main character is not a mary sue. This is the main complain that burns people's biscuits and I like it. I've got 1947547 other anime to watch for some guy to end up being a special soul who is a world destroying force that surpasses the power of everyone around him in no time flat. I've also got other anime for clever solutions to problems. No, I'm watching this one to watch an average guy way over his head struggle, fail, and slowly grow and mature.


His Strength:

He's a normal guy who works out and is in good shape. I believe in one of the shorts he mentions bench pressing 80kg (roughly 175-180 lbs). He's not trained and not skilled and he's up against world shaping forces and powerful magic. Yeah, he can't go in there and Goku it, heck he can't even Krillin or Yamcha it. He has to work with what he's got. Being surrounded by more powerful people that generally means leveraging the people around him.


His intelligence/maturity:

He's young and he's again, just average. He's not a problem solver. He's just a dood that was wasting away at life. So yeah, he's often time stupid and immature and doesn't do or say what he needs to until he learns hard lessons, sometimes multiple times. This is reasonable. You average person honestly does stupid things on a daily basis and even older people tend to be fairly immature much less someone Subaru's age. Heck, go work tech support and you will lose your faith in humanities intelligence completely lol. But he's committed and thanks to that and his failures he manages to pull of great things in the long run.


His Magic:

Non-existent at this point in the series. He doesn't have actual magic. He has the equivalent of your car backfiring and putting out a ton of smoke. Only it really drains him and potentially hurts him.


The Emotional Struggle: This is the second most common complaint. Just suck it up and get over it Subaru! As if it's that easy. Bad stuff happens and it's not something you shake off and they don't unrealistically make him shake it off. To be honest with what he goes through he's actually unrealistically resilient. A normal person would prolly be a useless quivering wreck well before episode 10.

Watching him go to the world all sunshine and rainbows and then be put through things again and again that break the minds of people far older than him. As he goes from thinking its his own personal fantasy world where he is the hero, then reality setting in slowly, and then after accepting the reality his mental state eroding with every failure to the brink of madness, and he would have stayed in madness and despair too if it wasn't for Rem.




The Characters: Lovable core characters, good supporting characters.

Pretty much every character of the show that has any screen time is well executed and likable. Taking Subaru off the table the Emilia stereotype is actually common in anime, so I don't understand the hate. It's just framed differently here. Rem obviously has won a huge fanbase and and continue to grow and develop. But other characters are also likable and slowly being fleshed out as well. Reinhard, Roswall, Beatrice, Puck, Willhelm, Ferris, Julius, Crusch, Felt, etc and so forth.

They can't develop every character they have. They would need like 2 sister animes. They have tons of good characters and many of them hint alot at more behind them but the anime only has so much time and you still have to keep story pacing. And honestly, I've seen a good bit of anime and these characters in this show are alot less samey than I'm used to. Almost every one feels relatively unique and like I'm just touching the surface and seeing one side of them. Prolly the closest to a cliche without any fleshing out was Beetleguese who was well executed but definitely just playing the cliche part.


The Mystery. Every question this show answers just makes you want to make more and the plot, despite restarts, keeps giving you more information to answer old questions and prompt new ones quite rapidly. It's an almost overwhelming amount of knowledge at times.

There is so much to learn more about from puck to the witch to the sins and then watching the progressions of the characters on top of that. It feels like we are just scratching the surface of that world and the conflict that Subaru is caught up in. It even feels like we are still scratching the surface of what Subaru himself may be capable of one day. There is even little tiny sub plot questions like the conflicting ideals of chivalry vs non-chivalry and the story behind such things and they made a point to call out even that little small plot point.

Entertainment Value The show really does capitalize well on multiple entertainment ranges and hits a very large audience by running the gamut of emotions.

The show starts out very light hearted and comedic and it never loses comedic overtones. But it goes through mystery and despair, hope and madness, selfishness and anger, relief and frustration, pain and helplessness. It covers such a broad spectrum of emotions, and covers them well, on nearly every episode. It's honestly almost exhausting watching the anime because of that sometimes, it takes something out of you because it covers that range.

And alot of it is just alluded to as well. Like showing a character notice a shaking hand before entering a forest. Another anime would beat you over the head with "he's being brave...hey...hey he's being brave!!" but for Re:Zero that episode put it in the title and then let you put it together with a few quick observations lasting a split second each and only drove it home at the end of the episode where it was already so obvious that for the characters to not mention it would have been out of character.


Honestly it's just a well put together anime and haters gonna hate. It's not perfect, but no anime is.
I wouldn't say I'm a fan boy, mainly I just enjoy how fresh this show feels. It's good quality, well done, and a nice change of pace from overpowered protagonists or weak protagonists with overpowered friends/monsters/protector/etc that usually happen to be cute girls. It's also nice that out of all the girls only one has fallen for him though multiple have acknowledged him, instead of the normal "everyone loves the stupid normal guy!". I'm enjoying the struggle and failure. The journey.

Kind of how One Punch Man was a niche change of pace in more of a satirical direction.


You've honestly done a far better job explaining what makes this show good than I ever could. Ultimately, people just like to get on bandwagons, especially when it comes to hating on popular things. When something gets a spotlight put onto it, its flaws become so much more visible, and it causes people to get hung up on those flaws. Instead of just accepting them as flaws that don't entirely detract from its positive aspects, people will just rant and rage about how it causes the show to suck. Ironically people who develop these "elitist" attitudes fail to realize they are just like the people who praise the show like it's a complete and total masterpiece and are the reason why the anime and manga industries are so lacking in quality stories.

You should also post on the main thread for Re:Zero, more people like you who are capable of making objective judgements and criticisms could really be used in there.
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Well, let's see. It has nice art. It has the standard Earth guy transported to a fantasy world and becomes a hero with a harem story. That's always popular. It has the groundhog day loop thing, which is a popular idea. It has the unusual twist that the show is very sadistic to its characters, especially the main character. That's bound to draw some attention.

I think the show deserves the hype. I also think that the show has poor plot and character development, but so does Sword Art Online, and look how popular that show was.
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If re zero is deemed overrated I don't even want to know what sword art online is. We'd have to create a whole new word
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Sorry mate you just got shit tastes, no worries it's a rather mild disability and isn't terminal.
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Sorry mate you just got shit tastes, no worries it's a rather mild disability and isn't terminal.



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I couldn't even get past episode 4 or 5 I think it was. You aren't alone. I dont get this show.
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