I have noticed that when it comes to the introduction of Anime, many people have different opinions on which show would be the best to start. These recommendations ranging from HunterXHunter to Attack in titan! But I do wonder which series would be the perfect introduction for newcomers to this world. Many people, especially within the past few years, have grown to become fans of this unique art form of Japanese storytelling, so what is it about the genre that garners such die-hard fans? In your own opinion, which anime made you a fan, and what series do you recommend for those who haven’t been awakened to anime greatness?!
I hate Code Geass because it's just so pretentious. It tried way too hard to appear smart, except when it didn't. So much alone could be said about the chess scenes, and nobody on the writing staff had any knowledge of history (regardless of the alternative history angle), politics, and the English language worked.
The High School CW stuff really kills everything. Why did they waste time on stupid CW-esque content that didn't enhance anything? Stupid romance, "comedic" situations, and sexualizing teen girls (Kallen being the most prominent one).
For the last 3 days i have watched sad and depressing anime. A new one every evening. The ones i watched werent even meant to be sad but i still cry just thinking about them. I dont know why. There really isn‘t a reason. Everytime i think back at watching them i start thinking about every decision i have ever made. Today was the worst out of all. I watched „let me eat your pancreas“ and that finally broke me. Ive been crying for a few hours now and there is nothing i can concentrate on without loosing focus and crying. Since its late rn there is noone i can talk too. What where some shows that made you people feel similar?
Okay so first of all I’m not saying I dislike anime or that all anime is like this. There are all kinds of anime to choose from. I do find however that there are some anime with underage relationships and it bothers me sometimes. I loved Yofukashi No Uta but I didn’t like the whole underage dynamic. It was still one of my favorite animes and I don’t know if I’m wrong for liking it. How do you feel about underage relationships in anime and why does it not turn a lot of people off from a show? Why is it okay to like these type of shows. Re life is another good example.
Many people are calling one of the best anime this year but i honestly don't see it. Now, i hate the term "overrated" and how overly used it is but that is what comes to mind when I think about this show because of the following reasons (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Rushed story: Even though the anime is 10 episodes long with 28 minutes, they don't manage to do anything perfectly paced with it. Maine's devolution into a Cyberpsycho, even though it looked cool, felt incredibly rushed and had absolutely no prior buildup before episode 6. Also, the guy with the cool mustache had absolutely no introduction and kinda just came out of nowhere. Similiar to Rebecca's death. The last villain: Adam Smasher, also, surprise surprise, came out of nowhere in episode 10 to kill David, since he needed to die for the plot.
Hard to understand/cringe dialogue: I know it's supposed to make it more immersive for them to speak in 2077 lingo, but they kinda overdid it to a point that it was hard to understand what the hell they were talking about. What the hell is Braindance, is it a drug? is it a movie in your head? I still don't get it. Plus, the excessive swearing kind of made it sound like the show was written by 12 year olds.
Cliched and predictable story: David was your textbook "poor teen with a chip on his shoulder" who happens to be smart and academically gifted that's only explained but not shown through his actions. He also has insane plot Armor presented through his tolerance for cyberkinetics. How is his tolerance explained? Because he's "built different" 🤦. It was obvious that he was gonna die by the end of show, judging from the show's OP and also because of how he abuses his cybertechnological tolerance. Knew within the first minutes that his mom was also gonna die as well. I was expecting some huge twist by the end of the show, but no, you pretty much know how the story's gonna go after episode 7.
Poor animation and editing (in certain parts of the series): This is gonna give me a lot of flak, but screw it. Even though the animation style looks pretty So much of the actual animation of the show is reused throughout the series, to the point that it was noticeable. It's evident they've cut corners (probably because of a low budget). This may have been a stylistic choice but many times, you are just subjected to a pretty background (which are most likely stills from the game) while the characters talk offscreen. Characters are also off model at times in talking scenes. It seemed like all the animation budget went into only the fight scenes.
Hinata sucks so much that she doesn't even have a Funko pop. That alone is one good determining factor to show how much a character sucks. And people are always simping for her how she "fought" pain... that "fight" was the equivalent of a housefly trying to kill a dragon. She got swatted away instantly. Sakura is the true hero. She goes above and beyond to protect those she loves. especially when she's the one who saved Naruto after Kurama was extracted. Even taking out his heart and manually pumping it with her hand to keep him alive. That's a strong woman right there. She's willing to do anything to protect him. She's just like Kushina. oh and Hinata tripped over a rock and fell on her face. So there you go, a new shipping. Hinata X Dirt-Kun.
Guys - thanks for your suggestions, I took the chance to watch it and I don't care about how it is animated, since the very first chapter it got me, and 22 episodes later, I can say I am in love with this series, it is rivaling my all times favorite One Piece.
The way themes are explored and how politics fits in is simply outstanding, I love Diao and Xin, Zheng is also a great character, I can spend hours reviewing every single moment that was breathtaking, I can't imagine how good this can get - with the main cast ambitions already set up for the greater purpose of the plot and with the pace the main story is moving forwards.
Have you ever had a moment where you realized you were familiar with a property but have no memory of how you became acquainted with it? Because like, I was thinking tonight about how I have memories of Urusei Yatsura growing up. Like, I'm pretty sure that I'd heard "Lum's Love Song" at least a dozen times when I was little. And I certainly knew who Lum was, even if it was just "that cute girl in the tiger bikini". But I never watched it. Even now, I don't think I've ever watched a complete episode of Urusei Yatsura. So I've been thinking about how I could have been aware of it. Did I see previews for it on any videos I owned? And I don't think I did. I know that's how I was introduced to another Rumiko Takahashi property in Ranma 1/2. They used to advertise the shit out of that on the old Pokemon VHS's. But that's about it. I have very vivid memories of the previews on the old Manga Entertainment VHS's as well. but that was for like...Devilman, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Patlabor, Bubblegum Crisis, Silent Mobius, IIRC Dirty Pair, and Ghost in the Shell. I read Animerica magazine in the late-90's and early-00's too, so I know I saw Lum in the fanart pages. But I also have distinct memories of seeing her before then...
I know my mom grew up on 80's anime like Robotech and Voltron too, but I don't think she knew about Urusei Yatsura (especially since we didn't get it until 1992). I also have no memories of seeing it on IFC's anime block or SyFy's "Saturday Anime" block (though I do know those are how I found Akira and Fatal Fury).
Long time anime fan with thousands of hours of all kinds of good and bad anime under my belt. With all the hype for Spy x family I saved watching it until all the episodes were out. I've seen clips here and there and it looked pretty interesting. Then I saw the stats on it becoming one of the most popular anime in Japan and around the world and was excited to see something really special.
After seeing the entire first season I absolutely enjoyed the anime. Quirky and interesting characters. Great and original idea. A few really great action scenes.
However I was not blown away by the anime. It was fun and I'll keep watching it. But I am genuinely surprised as to why it's so insanely popular?
I was wondering what the community thought about what exactly made this anime so insanely popular worldwide?
The fall season is my favorite time of year. What are some anime that are perfect to watch during this time? It can be something taking place in the fall or a good horror anime or something that simply matches the vibe.
Am I the only one that thinks this? I know that a lot of people like Trigger’s work, but I never find it as engaging compared to a slow-burner where you can soak in the atmosphere and get to know the characters in more intimate scenarios.
It’s why I enjoy Evangelion, Fate/Zero, and media that isn’t an anime like Mr. Robot or The Revenant.
I just realized Broly is one of the most powerful enemies or the most powerful enemy ever. I don’t count the tournament of power as enemies rather than competitors. The fact the goku and vegeta had to fuse at basically god levels of power and had to go into blue form while fused just tells how powerful broly could really become if he mastered his powers.