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Post Reply I NEED HELP DECIDING!!! SHOULD I WATCH FAIRY TAIL????????
Posted 10/22/17 , edited 10/22/17
I personally enjoyed Fairy Tail up until a certain point.
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Posted 10/22/17 , edited 10/25/17
Fairy tail is the one what brought me into the world of anime. I will admit, it’s not the best anime out there, but it’s enjoyable. There are sad moments, funny moments and even cringy ones.
Well, I watched it more than two years ago. It’s possible if I watch it again, I change my opinion...
I’m now watching OP(episode 558 at the moment) and this one is recommended with whole my heart!

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Posted 10/22/17 , edited 10/25/17
I liked Fairy Tail until it seemed to abandon internal consistency too much. A little too much "We're the strongest. No, they're the strongest. Ok we beat them so we're the strongest. But wait some new mystery group comes out that's the strongest now. Ok we beat them, now we're strong again." To some extent that's common in Shonen, but it was too much for me for some reason.
Posted 10/22/17 , edited 10/22/17
The answer is no.
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Posted 10/23/17 , edited 10/25/17
Not if you hate people winning with the power of friendship. It pops up in Shounen but every fight in FT ends that way. "Oh wow, this new villain looks cool seems like it's like it's going to be a pretty epic ar- NAKAMA PUNCH!!! And Fairy Tail wins without any of the main characters suffering any consequences as always."

Instead try

Yu Yu Hakusho

Hajime no Ippo

Blue Exorcist

My Hero Academia

Soul Eater

Gundam Build Fighters

D- Gray Man

Pretty much any other Shounen.
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/26/17

philbillyboy21 wrote:

I want to watch One Piece, it's just 1000 episodes oh my god like do I have the commitment and time, lol!? I love and have watched Hunter probably 4 or 5 times over lol and am currently reading the Dark Continent ark


Here's a One Piece FAQ.

How many episodes are out?
810 as of this writing. However, One Piece has several filler arcs that are entirely skippable (except the last episode of the first filler arc, which bleeds back into the main story).

When does it start to get interesting?
Episode 3, like most shows.

When does it go from good to awesome?
During the first major arc, episode 31 to 44.

Why is there filler?
Almost universally, long-running series have filler. One episode can cover 2-5 (weekly or monthly) chapters of manga or light novel. Assuming a perfect world without breaks, Anime overtakes the manga quickly. Filler gives the manga time without needing to put the anime on hold for months or years.

Should I watch the filler?
One Piece filler isn't terrible, but at best it's entertaining. On the positive side, filler arcs are typically short with no impact on the main story, letting you skip them easily.

Do I need to watch any of the movies?
No, the theater releases are non-canon (filler) or recap-based.
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/25/17
This is awesome, thank you! If I am to start a new series I very well might choose Once Piece, I have heard it is one of the best out there. I always thought it seemed a little childish, but I did watch HxH. Given, HxH gets very dark, pretty fast. The OVA moved even quicker with less filler than the 2011 version. I love both. With that taken into account, I have seen a large amount of Bleach, all of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden (let's talk filler now lmao) so I get the need for filler in realistic expectations. and to be a fair a lot of cool background stories and ties to plot-holes etc are covered. Sometimes it seems nonsensical, so knowing how much I get invested and involved in anime I probably wont skip the filler, I didn't for Shippuden because I actually really liked a lot of it, especially during the last shinobi war, the filler in that whole span was superb and covered so many other character's storylines from multiple eras while also showing a different universe and story line of naruto take place in the dream state of the infinite tsukuyomi. So I want to thank everyone. I might give Fairytale a try one day. I have contemplated, however, on many occasions watching One Piece and I have seen the first few episodes years ago, English dubbed version, this was back in the toonami days when One Piece would air after Naruto lol. Brings me back. Anyhow I think my mind has been set, but I still have no clue exactly what the anime is about. I know pirates, and crazy storylines and countries exist with talking and animated lobsters and fish and stuff, which is cool, but I just don't know the depth and breadth of One Piece's plot-line. Is it one of those that the characters never age or develop? I mean One Piece has been going strong for a really long time, it seems hard to hop on the wagon now.. I think I will though I just need a little more detailed background info.... :))) Thanks guys!
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/25/17
I have seen Blue Exorcist, it was good, second season wasn't as good, it kind of lost me. It didn't have the same essence as the first, even the first wasn't terribly captivating. Still like it not a huge fan. I have heard promising things about My Hero Academia, but it along with One Punch Man seems so similar, and I tried One Punch and wasn't thrilled. I honestly liked Mob Psycho much more.
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/25/17
I mean, really, the best Anime is such a subjective thing. I personally like to differentiate you know your furry, or fluffy one seasoner's vs. series. There are just different characteristic of both, from plot, to pace, characterization and character development. My favorite series are HxH, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden. My favorite two or three season anime (mini-series) are FMA Brotherhood, Death Note, Stein's Gate. I watch a lot fluff 1-seasoners from multiple genres like Charlotte, Kado, Death Parade, Mob Psycho 100 (season two pending), and I mean just a lot. I currently watched Elite Classroom, liked it a lot hopefully there will be a second season. I also currently am watching Magus Bride, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Kino's Journey (like it a lot!) Magus Bride (Also pretty good so far), Juuni Taisen (giving it a try, seems decent enough). So I stay fairly active on the trying new Anime. I stick with the one seasoners a lot more, because I just really dont want to delve into an anime that might take all of my anime time from everyhting else. Having said, I also dont want to miss out from an amazing opportunity that so many people have ranted and raved to me about!
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Posted 10/25/17 , edited 10/27/17
One Piece had some issues like the 2011 Hunter x Hunter beginning. It starts out almost modified to be aimed at kids in Japan, but the blood comes back fairly early. It's more a quantity tone down for TV broadcast. One Piece isn't dark on the whole, but does deal with tragedy, death, slavery, wars, etc. as it goes on.

I'm not sure which Dub you watched, but there was a notorious intentional kid-showifying attempt by 4Kids I believe. They literally replaced guns with corkshooters and cigarettes with lollypops. Also heavy cutting and rearranging of scenes. It was quite a different "show."

Its appearance is what makes it unique but it's also the biggest barrier for entry for most people I know. One Piece's style just looks different from any other show, and the strong colors are reminiscent of "cartoons" rather than anime. Characters can be ostensibly "normal" humans but very large, have disproportionate heads/limbs etc. and it's normal in the world.

There are lots of different humanoid "races" though, the world is incredibly huge.

EDIT: Oh you asked about time. Character's don't age a lot but there is passage of time. A few years in the world have passed and the crew has visibly matured and grown.

EDIT2: There are different layers of plot. It's not a meticulous overarching storyline. The original reasons for some of the characters to go out to sea *appear* shallow or selfish until their backstory is delved into. I'd say each arc has its own story that contributes to the greater plot, which continues to unfold. The major themes are adventure, discovery/wonderment, nakama, battles, and leaving the world a better place (sometimes regardless of intentions).
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Posted 10/25/17 , edited 10/26/17
I notice Crunchroll has the original and "Special Edition" versions of the earlier seasons. As far as I remember, the special editions are pretty much the originals but they were updated to have better picture quality, and maybe some scenes were re-recorded (I'm not sure).
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Posted 10/26/17 , edited 10/27/17
I liked it. The voice actor for Natsu just happened to change at the exact time the show went bad. I don't think it was their fault, just a coincidence. Look out for it.
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Posted 10/27/17 , edited 10/27/17
Fairy tail is trash, but 3rd season will be a total scum.
So i'd never recommend it
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Posted 11/4/17 , edited 11/4/17
my fiance says you should watch it but he's a FT fanboy. personally i only really watched the Fairy Tale Zero with Mavis as the main and i liked that, but i'm not big on long running shonen and the repetition that comes with 'we've defeated the super powerful bad guy, now theres an even MORE powerful bad guy we must face' drives me crazy. plus i hear the power of friendship trumps everything in that series.

really i would ask what other series you liked because it would make it easier to figure out if Fairy Tale is worth the time. basically if you like Soul Eater, Naruto, Black Clover, HunterxHunter, you should like this as well. if any of those animes don't appeal to you, give it a pass.
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Posted 11/5/17 , edited 11/6/17

philbillyboy21 wrote:

I have seen Blue Exorcist, it was good, second season wasn't as good, it kind of lost me. It didn't have the same essence as the first, even the first wasn't terribly captivating. Still like it not a huge fan. I have heard promising things about My Hero Academia, but it along with One Punch Man seems so similar, and I tried One Punch and wasn't thrilled. I honestly liked Mob Psycho much more.

OPM is a staire of the super hero genre. MHA is pretty much the most hopeful take you can have on it while still being realistic about the consequences of it.
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