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Feb 3, 2016 6:16 PM
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For me it was Psycho-Pass, it started out as kinda "boring" but overtime it got better and better
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM

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to me it's shin sekai yori...

it's even better when rewatched
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM

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Haibane Renmei for me. I even dropped it once.
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:18 PM

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Tokyo Ghoul, Death Note, Date a Live, and Chuunibyou are some great examples.

K-On!, Grisaia, Yama no Susume, Gakkougurashi, and Love Live! are some good real examples.
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:19 PM

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One Piece



then the animation tanked

The Big O

 
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Dude pyscho pass was legendary from the starting.
OTP gintama is the one that comes to mind
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:30 PM
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For me it was Steins;Gate and Hunter x Hunter 2011 (which ended up becoming one of my favorites)

I tried watching the first episode of Steins;Gate a long time ago and almost fell asleep, then i gave it another chance about a year later determined to watching it all the way through and loved every single episode, just got better and better. I was completely hooked.

Same with Hunter x Hunter 2011, although i enjoyed it from the very beginning it just got better and better.
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:36 PM

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TWGOK, can't deny God of Conquest that is Keima.
 
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Feb 3, 2016 6:45 PM

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First that comes to mind is Steins;Gate and Tokyo Ghoul. Don't kill me @Comic_Sans (;´Д`) I know my shit is taste...
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Feb 3, 2016 6:48 PM

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>tokyo ghoul
>good
pick one.
where is Comic when you need her?

OT: mushishi, ping pong, NGE, tatami galaxy, etc.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:00 PM

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Yowamushi Pedal. Starts very clicheic, but gets more and more exciting as the sport is played and as the characters are presented more and more and interact with each other. The anime experience is like a road race, the excitement and adrenaline and drama build up up to the end.
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Feb 3, 2016 7:02 PM

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assclass, after the class bullies gets along with everyone it really takes off.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:03 PM

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I'm going to say Durarara, for sure. I wasn't so into it at first but it turned into a really fun ride.



 
Feb 3, 2016 7:06 PM

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Zeta Gundam and Victory Gundam for me. Started out okay, lost interest after a while and took a break, and i just fell in love with it when i finally got around to continue watching. The exact same thing happened with both.
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Feb 3, 2016 7:13 PM

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I gotta mention Gintama just cuz its the most recent one I've watched. Also HxH and Steins;Gate; Really all three are just slow for a portion of their episodes but pick up and don't stop running after awhile.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:22 PM
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Baccano. Definitely Baccano. It's all like "huh?" at first, and then it ends up "wow".
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:23 PM
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The first 10 episodes of SKET Dance were fucking boring.
After that it became better and better and since i've finished it i miss it a lil bit.
Same for Gurren Lagann but it blew me away at the end.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:23 PM

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hunter x hunter

the uppity music and first few episodes made me feel like i was going to watch an overhyped fuccboi kids show but it turned out to being something thats super special to me
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:24 PM

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For me Psycho-Pass it's the opposite. It started great and the ending was meh.

People here is saying Tokyo Ghoul. The anime was bad. The manga was good and then went to shit trying to be edgy.

Steins;Gate was a snoozefest, but it was worth its time.

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Feb 3, 2016 7:24 PM

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Toradora.

At the beginning I just saw it as an average rom-com. Nothing special. I almost dropped it. Glad I didn't, though. I enjoyed it more and more and I became hooked throughout. Very fun ride.
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Feb 3, 2016 7:29 PM

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When I watched Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, I was not into mecha, and the first episode seemed to be very cliché and outdated, but after 15 episodes I started to really enjoy the mecha battles, the political conflicts, and specially how good was the characterization for its age...

The first season of Fist of North Star is really discouraging...
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Feb 3, 2016 7:38 PM

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MaxXZoe said:
to me it's shin sekai yori...

it's even better when rewatched

True..
The first few episodes were just straight up disorienting but by episode 9 after Shun's disappearance the show came to life.
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assclass, after the class bullies gets along with everyone it really takes off.

It was great to see the class developing together, basically a tale of how korosensei brought them together and united them as a class.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:42 PM

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Had to think for a good while, but only one I can think of is FMA: Brotherhood. Years ago I watched the original FMA (maybe 2009/2010) and thought it was alright. Saw that there was Brotherhood, decided to give it a go but didn't like the art style as well as the colour of Edward's hair so I dropped it. I remember it being more bright/colourful in the original. But then last year I gave Brotherhood another go and really enjoyed it. Other then Brotherhood, I don't remember any anime I watched that started boring or kinda meh, and then getting better. They usually starts slow or boring and doesn't improve quick enough to get me hooked before dropping it or starts of decent/good and then goes downhill into a mess.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:46 PM
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For me, I would have to say Steins;Gate, Psycho-Pass, and Toradora.
 
Feb 3, 2016 7:59 PM

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Nagi no Asukara especially in the second half.
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Feb 3, 2016 8:02 PM

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Steins;Gate and Magica Madoka. Don't like how they start out, but they end up getting really intense.
 
Feb 3, 2016 8:06 PM
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. It got pretty good around Tatarigoroshi-hen (Curse Killing Chapter), but it fully captivated me at Meakashi-hen (Eye Opening Chapter). Though the manga and sound novels were much better...
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Feb 3, 2016 8:10 PM

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Monogatari (Second Season in particular). Nadeko and Hitagi's arc were fucking nuts.

Also: Cross Ange, Kara no Kyoukai, YuYuYu, Madoka.
 
Feb 3, 2016 9:59 PM

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Kuroko no Basket

I thought it was just some shitty shounen but then I realized how homoerotic it was and I finished the first season in two day
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Captain Earth, really hit its stride at episode 7 and made me and my friend glad we hung in there.
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Feb 3, 2016 10:29 PM

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+1 Shinsekai Yori
+1 Haibane Renmei

-1 Steins;Gate - I found the first peaceful half to be a lot more interesting, was disappointed with the developement after the events in episode 12, I expected it to be a lot more thriller-ish and less romance/harem-clannadlike-problemsolving (Liked the show nonetheless)
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I would say Durarara. It was something I didnt want to watch and when I started I felt as if I was going to regret it. But, things eventually changed later on in the series.
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Feb 3, 2016 10:47 PM

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gintama. the arcs just get more, and more intense.
the first 20 episodes were great, but now that i think about it... the first 100 are mediocre compared to ones after.
 
Feb 3, 2016 10:55 PM

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Anime that I liked that have progressive story types. I'm not listing them all.
 
Feb 3, 2016 11:11 PM

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gintama. the arcs just get more, and more intense.
the first 20 episodes were great, but now that i think about it... the first 100 are mediocre compared to ones after.

Pretty much this. The comedy got better as the anime progressed, and the serious arcs improved over time aswell.
 
Feb 4, 2016 12:08 AM

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D. Gray Man for me. It starts like a monster of the week story with the Exorcists traveling to different places trying to recover the innocences. Then the Noahs appears and shit got real...
 
Feb 4, 2016 12:39 AM

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For me, the most obvious cases were Chuunibyou, Welcome to the NHK! and The World God Only Knows
 
Feb 4, 2016 1:39 AM

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For me, its: Ergo Proxy, Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Planates
 
Feb 4, 2016 1:57 AM

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I guess Monogatari Series second season. More specifically, it was amazing all the way through but once it got to Kaiki it became god-tier.
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Feb 4, 2016 2:00 AM

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To love ru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
It got from 0 to 100 real fast :D
 
Feb 4, 2016 2:00 AM

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Gintama just gets better and better.
 
Feb 4, 2016 2:01 AM

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For me, the most obvious cases were Chuunibyou, Welcome to the NHK! and The World God Only Knows

Chuunibyou? Really??? -.-
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Feb 4, 2016 2:15 AM
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One Piece



then the animation tanked


Its a shame about the animation. Especially when you rewatch the show, it just feels off.
 
Feb 4, 2016 2:36 AM

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-1:
Shinsekai yori and steins gate: everything was interesting from the start.

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Gintama, not saying that the first 100 episodes was bad but the later was definitely better.
To love-ru: when the goddess momo had arrived, everything became fapable watchable. (or rather when the author decided to go full fanservice)

Classroom crisis:
the first half was slow.
 
Feb 4, 2016 2:54 AM

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gintama. the arcs just get more, and more intense.
the first 20 episodes were great, but now that i think about it... the first 100 are mediocre compared to ones after.

Pretty much this. The comedy got better as the anime progressed, and the serious arcs improved over time aswell.

I agree with this too. Gintama started pretty average, but it quickly grew to godlike levels.
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didn't like the art style as well as the colour of Edward's hair so I dropped it.

Bad hair color. I think this is the best reason anyone has ever had for dropping an anime.
 
Feb 4, 2016 3:35 AM

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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu comes to mind especially those heart warming life lessons.
 
Feb 4, 2016 3:38 AM
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I can't vouch for that by I think Gintama did. I have tried to watch it many times but I have no interest in it but people, who have watched all of it always regard it as one of the best anime out there so it probably just got better.

Also Kill la Kill. I dropped it at episode 8 beause I didn't know where it was going but when I picked it up again it immediately became better.
 
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magi was a bit lame at the end of the first season but second season was epic while the next arcs in the manga are godlike
 
Feb 4, 2016 4:10 AM

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I would say Space Dandy. The episodes got consistently better and by the end of season 2 I actually thought the series was great.

I don't agree with the SG and HxH mentions.
Steins Gate was fantastic from the very beginning, while HxH 2011 was more of a roller coaster in quality rather than actually improving all the time. The hunter arc was good, the heaven's arena arc was better, it reached its peak in Yorknew city, got quite mediocre in Greed Island and returned to form in the Chimera ant arc.
5 main aspects I base my ratings on:
1. Did DramaEnthusiast make a thread about it?
2. Is it better than Breaking Bad?
3. Did MellowJello recommend the shit out of it?
4. Has it caused a (very entertaining) shitstorm on MAL?
5. Is it actually good?

Scratch the fifth point, it's not very relevant...
 
Feb 4, 2016 6:49 AM

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CyberAnimeLover said:
Dude pyscho pass was legendary from the starting.
OTP gintama is the one that comes to mind


Agreed, the starting of psycho pass was godly but the second season was shameful
 
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