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Apr 26, 2016 6:01 PM
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5 Underrated/Under-watched/Not talked about Anime

As you all must know this site is filled with an absolute cesspool of casuals, elitists, memers, and overall just shit people. In this maelstrom of a site where bad opinions are plenty and everything is a hug box popularity contest, many anime are left in the shadows, unlawfully forgotten and left in the dust by all these young, casual, whippersnappers. The shows I will list are necessary watching and are likely better than 95% of the anime ahead of them on this site. They are under-watched, underrated, or simply never talked about. Some of these shows have obviously been seen or heard of before by many people. But as said previously these shows are here either because they don't get the credit they deserve or have simply not been watched enough. These shows will be ordered randomly. EVERY show on this list should be watched no matter what.

1. http://myanimelist.net/anime/4639/Gosenzo-sama_Banbanzai
-Quite possibly the most unknown great anime ever made. This show is an extremely unique and unorthodox comedy series. The dialogue is great, the visuals are phenomenal, and the storytelling is the definition of controlled chaos. Absolutely hilarious, a ton of fun, and an experience you won't soon forget.

2. http://myanimelist.net/anime/3369/Shoubushi_Densetsu_Tetsuya
-A show about a group of people in a rundown town doing anything to survive. How do they survive? By playing Mahjong for money of course! However, not is as it all seems. I'm referring to the fact that everybody needs to cheat to win. That's right. This makes the encounters significantly more interesting because everybody has a different method of cheating and the consequences of losing is that you'll go hungry. This grounds the series in reality and makes everything feel gritty and realistic. Visually the show is unimpressive, but it sports a fitting soundtrack and great cast, especially the main character. A thrilling experience.

3. http://myanimelist.net/anime/1288/Mobile_Police_Patlabor__Early_Days
-Although Patlabor is a well known mecha series, this OVA is criminally under-watched. A show based around the operations of a police force of gorgeous mecha, dealing with the everyday problems that pester a futuristic society. The animation and art is great and is truly a wonder for its time. A peculiarly light hearted but simultaneously dense series by Mamuro Oshii that harbors one of the best female leads in anime. Real robot has never been so good.

4. http://myanimelist.net/anime/2724/Daicon_Opening_Animations
-The Daicon Opening animations are certainly well known, but it seems like nobody watches them now and days. This is a grave mistake. The opening salvo from the legendary studio Gainax, these opeining animations could be considered to be the first and quite possibly the best AMV's ever made. The first one from 1981 is a bit rough around the edges but the second one is mind blowing. Showcasing extremely smooth animation from the likes of Hideaki Anno, the staff for these AMV's was quite small, but this didn't stop them from creating a veritable trailer for the nerd world. With a sexy bunny girl, a nice message, and amazing animation to the tune of a classic song by the illustrious Electric Light Orchestra, these Daicon Opening Animations are an absolute pleasure to watch.

5. http://myanimelist.net/anime/785/Otaku_no_Video
-A nostalgic tale that tells, through different personas, the rise of studio Gainax. It also chronicles the lives of otaku in the 1980's, shedding a unique light on Japanese nerd culture at the time, as well as the disposition of the creators of Gainax themselves. Wacky, strange, and well animated; this OVA is a time capsule.
 
Apr 26, 2016 6:05 PM

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DragonSlayer_19 said:
Arslan senki is underrated imo not because of it's rating on mal mainly , but also because i think it's overshadowed by akatsuki no Yona which many see as better . Not trying to create an X vs Y here . Actually I like AnY . Imo arslan senki is a very interesting story based on the novel it's taken from , and the MC (the prince Arslan )though not powerful or OP as many would love but at least gives credit to his companions whenever he gets the chance and treats them as friends not tools . And we see his resolve becomes stronger as the series advance . There isn't anyone in Arslan's group who I disliked from the mighty daryuun to the graceful farangis to the womanizer gieve :p

Pardon my English. I'm agree with you, I really like how the story goes as Arslan is growing up as a prince. At first I thought it might be boring with weak, stubborn, childish and naive personality thing that will save everyone but I really like how smooth is the story flows, less drama I think and how the writer put arslan as like thats how a prince should be and himself is not perfect. And ya you are right, Arslan knows himself weak but not being a crybaby thing and respecting his companions. Well I was surprised that this anime is underrated since I gave it 9 score out of 6-10 XD Imo, its not a good idea to rate anime by comparing it to other anime, isn't it?
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@tsudecimo

Lets divide your points by number (by order)

1) Okay, and i dont agree with their classification, Violence and Gore in anime isn't necessarily for adults, I will repeat it, I dont agree with this classification.

2) So yes!! LoL, It is not my problem if its a different studio, Tokyo Ghoul animation is far from great, if i were to give it a score it would be 6/10, and yea 6 is almost average, if you're debating for that 0.5 point then whatever.
And why i cant compare its animation with another animation? why i cant? You know what? Yes i can.

3) How Am I not explaining anything? let me make this easier for you.

A- Pacing: I think the pacing is bad, it is rushed and it doesn't have the patience to go deeper into the events to make them better executed.
If you tsudecimo find this kind of pacing to be good then, this is your opinion. In my point of view this pacing is terrible in tokyo ghoul, maybe in other anime i will find it appropriate but in TG i didn't. So far so good??

B- Monster Vs Humans theme:- This has been done before and better than Tokyo Ghoul, And Yes!, In my opinion...opinion Ghouls behaving like this is silly and prevents me from taking the horror/dark elements seriously, and by the way i also think vampire stories are shit.
Ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul= Vampires in Twilight...Both are portrayed badly, if you check out the old folklore stories about these creatures you will find that the way they present them in some entertainment to be stupid.

And I repeat, Maybe YOU in your opinion this presentation of those beings is good, i find it stupid however.

C- Parasyte story is weaker? and just the MC relationship with the parasyte? hmmmm LOL.
Fine your opinion, I dont agree with this.

4) Yes, he did become stronger once he was angry at the end, he accepts himself as a ghoul and then transformed, it was pretty cool scene but i think its the only good scene lol.
He became a ghoul after the surgery, but thats because of that woman that transformed him, This is from its Wiki: "everything soon changed after he had Rize Kamishiro's kakuhou transplanted into him and became a one-eyed ghoul"

Yes that women is the one responsible for his power.

They didn't present the characters in a good way, it was rushed and they never gave details about them which made me not care about them.
Maybe for YOU it was enough, but for ME it wasn't.

I think its edgy and emo characters, yes, maybe you dont agree with me, its fine.

5) Finally: Yes I just didn't like it, because if i were to rate it by enjoyment it would still be bad, the fighting still was a turn off for me, it was not cool, it was lame.
maybe YOU found that style to be awesome, your opinion dude.

Lets say I think its bad because of those things, like I dont like it because the story was etc etc, the characters etc (as i told you above).
Maybe for you this kind of stories is awesome and you felt the characters were very likable, maybe you related well to the characters. Okay...its fine.
As for me those things affected my enjoyment negatively.

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I haven't read the mange but i doubt it is targeted at adult audience, In my point of view Tokyo Ghoul is 13+ and Its going to be really hard to change my opinion about this matter. Elfen Lied also is 13+
 
Apr 26, 2016 6:36 PM

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No, you can't do a jarring tonal shift half way through a show.
Yes you can. Tone shifts are always used in narratives. Your favorite show, Gurren Lagann, had a huge tonal shift in narrative when Kamina died, in fact.

TTGL's tonal shift was way more foreshadowed, and I also consider it a flaw in TTGL. Though, that is not when the tonal shift happens. It happens with the timeskip
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Overrated:

Overlord. Everything in this show was pointless. They spent the first major arc like 6 or 7 episodes building up a world that was not special. At the start they said that this was a fantasy world. I was expecting some cool landmarks or beautyful character and monster designs but no, this is you basic everyday fantasy world, nothing interesting about it at all. At the end of each arc nothing of importance was learned or put into practice. The only reason people prefer this to Sword Art Online is because the main characters were the bad guys. That's a common and horrible reason to excuse this show because nothing the protagonists do (If they do something in the first place) paints them as morally different when compared to the average townspeople plastered everywhere. The skeleton guy was overpowered to a fault seeing as the one time the show established any sort of threat, he wanted to handicap himself. Stupid. Artstyle was nothing, the sound was below average (I didn't like the timing on some occasions), the characters will not struggle or learn, the comedy was out of place, I couldn't find much to justify Overlord's ratinng. Yes the show seemed like it was building up to a second season but even if it was, there's not much to work off of.

Underrated:

Baby Steps. A sports anime that actually teaches how to play the sport like actual professionals. It's overshadowed by the other flashier animes's but Baby Steps stays consistent. It knows what it wants it's main character to learn and can present that through exciting matches that are pretty unpredictable.



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tsudecimo said:
GesuYarou said:

I get why some people would be confused as to when to take this show seriously and when to not. But to me it's pretty clear; this show is pretty damn dark & serious, but its messages are conveyed in a very non-serious way. It's actually a mixture of both. Some might find it awkward and confusing, some might actually find it refreshing.

I'm wasn't I was confused when to take it seriously. I was saying the show itself was confused when it take itself seriously and when it doesn't. Dark? that's definitely the first time I've seen someone refer to the show like that. There is really nothing dark about the show, even it's most disturbing moments was just uncomfortable relationship between Satsuki and her mother. Everything else in terms of atmosphere is comedic and when it tries to be serious it has the B movie plot all over it, with Ryouko's ''dark'' transformation. The show never took itself serious consistently enough for a dark atmosphere to exist. Seconds after something grave happens, cue in Mako doing her usual bits. Or having a character moving in 2 frames ''kill'' someone a.k.a Nui. It never felt like they were any actual consequences, no death, no heavy penalties.

The reason as to why I find Kill la Kill underrated is because not everyone can understand Imaishis work. He always has some kind of symbolism going with it underneath his over the top comedy and off the wall action sequences..

I don't think this is even remotely true. There is a light social commentary in the series but the show never dwells enough on it for it to be of some substance. Just passing phases among all the wacky stuff. Even TTGL which was a lot more consistent in tone, wouldn't really say it had a lot of symbolism going for it, yes the underground space they were living represents oppression and piercing the sky represents freedom but that's about it, they are not core parts of the whole experience, they are small and very obvious parts of general outline but they are not necessarily a substantial message that carries the show.

Klk conveys it's anti-establishment, anti-fascist themes in a very pro women narrative (I know I'm not using the right words here). Honnouji academy is ruled by the misguided dictator Satsuki Kiryuin. Or rather than misguided, she's sly, clever & waits for the right moment to use her power against the real tyrant Ragyou Kiryiun..
Satsuki rules Honnouji Academy with an iron fist, forcing everyone to conform to her standards. She either heavily penalizes those who beg to differ, or promote them & allow them into her student council depending on whether or not she sees potential in them. She's also the symbol of perfection. She's portrayed to be perfect in her behavior, her mannerisms & imposes this 'perfection' upon her students...

On the other hand there's Matoi Ryuuko. She's on a mission & sees nothing else other than to avenge her father. She apparently doesn't really care about conforming or living up to the standards that the Honnouji academy expects it's students to meet. Instead she fights for individuality & free will..
Senketsu represents her inner conscience that prevents her from deviating from the goal she sets out to achieve. It's a symbol of individualistic thinking in the way that she's the only one who is willing to think & look differently..

How are those underlying themes? the show goes out of it's way by having Satsuki call people pigs and sheep. It was there but again it wasn't carrying the show, it was still just Ryouko blindly trying to get revenge. It's not a pro women narrative. The show never actually addresses gender. It never says women can be as strong or stronger than men. They just are stronger for no particular reason and almost all men characters in the show are completely useless. A pro women narrative would set both genders in equal footings and shows the perseverance of women among other things like the hunger games for example off the top of my head, Katnis didn't have special heritage or something special to fight with.

Don't get what the Senketsu paragraph has to do with anything, and I don't remember it to be true.

I'm thinking that the skimpy clothing is a symbolism for how everyone should be unashamed of their insecurities & should wear their personality on their sleeves. It may also have a more explicit meaning such as women wearing whatever they wan't or something like that. I haven't really figured that part out so far tbh..

Again that's not symbolism. And it's something Satsuki directly said to Ryouko. Which doesn't mean much nor is it a big message. Same thing can be found in a hanna montana show.

And it doesn't mean much when everybody in the show embraces nudity. It's only relevant to the literal plot of cloths. Simple messages that were very obvious.


I'm not really a very good writer & this may sound like complete pretentious bullshit but this is what I saw in it..

Klk is basically an exaggerated representation of real life social construct.
There's a somewhat similar kind of symbolism behind TTGL as well.

The problem with what you are saying is that you are treating some small things shown in the series and blowing them out of proportions. Aside from nudity and cloths there is no particular theme that was carrying the shows. Nor were any of them substantial enough to be called symbolism and themes that can be attributed as a reason to watch it. It barely has a social commentary going for it, but it doesn't focus enough on it to amount to something beyond basic understandings of general messages that can be found anywhere [ being comfortable in your skin, having individuality, difference between the rich and poor social classes, etc]

I would say something about your opinion on NHK as well but it's quite clear that you saw everything there was to it and simply just didn't enjoy it.
That's okay I guess..

I didn't think it was executed properly my actual enjoyment in a show like NHK is kinda irrelevant. In the sense that it's a depressing subject so entertainment outside of comedic scenes is unusual.

Well not really.
If you look at the little circle-jerk we had in the posts above you'll see that I'm definitely not the only one who felt this way.
And it's not like I'm blowing things out of proportion either.
Hell, every single time I talk to someone who liked Kill la Kill I learn something new about it (just like I learnt about Ryukos family background only after You (the MAL user) showed me his review. I had walked right past that until now).

I can link you to several other reviews that I agree with if you want me to..
 
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Overrated:

Saekano: Gotta agree with RandomDude with his statement that this is overrated. Many people say that this is one of the funniest parodies from recent years. All I got was a dull harem that tried to present itself as smarter than it really is. Pointing out that your character is a tsundere isn't funny. That's like me pointing out that some kid in the school locker room is wearing red clothing.

DanMachi: Another dull LN adaptation that people try to say is different. At least Calvary had nice visual flair and a decent romance. What does this have? Absolutely nothing over its competitors. Can someone explain to me why someone would go bash Asterisk War (which I agree with many that its terrible) for being generic LN schlock and then go praise this for doing the same shit? I haven't seen a case of this happening, but I'm pretty something has done it.

ERASED: I gave this a 9, but the score for this thing should be like an 8.5 maximum on this site. Too fucking inconsistent for me, and the ending was a mess.

Underrated:

Concrete Revolutio: Sure, I only gave the 1st season a 7, but god damn, this show doesn't deserve just a 6.9. Maybe during its first half, but not afterwards.

Dagashi Kashi, Bakuon, Kuma Miko, Tanaka-kun, Flying Witch, Sansha Sanyou, High School Fleet, Anne Happy: Pretty much any recent SOL is rated too damn low on this site. I understand that their humor is not for everyone, but Bakuon especially. It's the best comedic show this season and it only has a 6.3 rating. To put that into perspective, it has a lower score than RAIL WARS of all things. The only exception to this rule is Gakkougurashi, which is rated pretty damn fairly on here. (Also apparently Dagashi Kashi wasn't well received with some of the very few fans of the manga either. I don't know what the anime did wrong, but according to some they shifted some of the focus away from Hotaru to Saya. IMO that's for the better as if they kept playing off Hotaru it'd get annoying quick in my opinion. An eccentric nutcase like her can't run a show by herself all the time. In my opinion the show actually was at its best during its slower moments.)

Boogiepop Phantom: For a show with a 7.2 rating this was really fucking good. Engaging series with a lot of twists and turns. One of the few episodic mystery anime I can legit call good.

Dimension W: Another one that manga readers didn't really like due to rushed pacing of the source material; With the 12 episode limit they were given what they did was the best they could've done. (You wouldn't want another Gangsta ending would you?) And before you call me a hypocrite because I gave this a 9 and Charlotte a 4: I gave an actual fuck about what happened during Dimension W's last arc. No fucks were given during Charlotte. If that show can have 7.9, than surely Dimension W could score more than a fucking 7.4. (Basically a reverse of what I said about DanMachi) Most people complained that this thing just started throwing random shit at the wall during the final arc, but I just don't see it. (If you really want a recent show that throws shit at the wall, see Comet Lucifer or Divine Gate)

Also agreeing with: Ushio to Tora, Junketsu no Maria, Yamada-kun

Honorable Mentions (Shows I think have too low of ratings on here, but I can understand why a lot of people don't like them): Perfect Insider, Yuri Kuma, Active Raid, Koukaku no Pandora, Shoujo-tachi, Sekai Seifuku
 
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Fullmetal-Ghoul said:
95PercentCaim said:
Yes you can. Tone shifts are always used in narratives. Your favorite show, Gurren Lagann, had a huge tonal shift in narrative when Kamina died, in fact.

TTGL's tonal shift was way more foreshadowed, and I also consider it a flaw in TTGL. Though, that is not when the tonal shift happens. It happens with the timeskip
No, you can actually feel the tonal shift after what happens to

literally becomes an edgelord and everybody gets all hopeless and edgy. What you were referring to was a change in setting.

Also foreshadowed?
literally gets murdered in the first episode of Steins;Gate. If that isn't enough foreshadowing for the shift that was going to occur in the second half than you must be blind.
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Well not really.
If you look at the little circle-jerk we had in the posts above you'll see that I'm definitely not the only one who felt this way.
And it's not like I'm blowing things out of proportion either.
Hell, every single time I talk to someone who liked Kill la Kill I learn something new about it (just like I learnt about Ryukos family background only after You (the MAL user) showed me his review. I had walked right past that until now).

I can link you to several other reviews that I agree with if you want me to..

That doesn't change anything, nor make your claim truer. They were people on tumblr saying there was symbolism with puberty and the white dress, and how this was an anti patriarchy and what not. Claiming it has as much symbolism and empowering as Utena. Which makes your opinion seem a lot more tame but that also doesn't mean its more credible.

What family background?

Seems pointless. If I wanted to see a positive review of KLK that mentions symbolism I would just google it, same goes for any other anime being mentioned here, positive or negative. The whole point of a forum is discussion between users. Using someone else thoughts as arguments renders the whole interaction pointless, and I wouldn't get to refute back with said reviewer.
 
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Despite me having a personal attachment to it due to being my gateway anime, Angel Beats would probably take the spot of most overrated show, as the setting is barely explored, the characters end up feeling like cardboard cutouts of their archetypes and there are a lot of questionable things about its consistency. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso as well, as I found the execution of the drama to be a bit lackluster, specifically during the middle portion of the show where the subplots overshadowed the main plot, but that one at least had a good ending so I'm gonna stick with AB.

As for more underrated, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. From what I see in several reactions online, people hate it because the events that happen in that show are very controversial to say the least, and the characters aren't written to be that likable, but in terms of being a mature romance that handles itself really well (other than the rushed first two episodes) it accomplishes a lot in my opinion. White Album 2 is another anime I feel is underrated and for similar reasons as KimiNozo.
 
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Underrated:

Baby Steps. A sports anime that actually teaches how to play the sport like actual professionals. It's overshadowed by the other flashier animes's but Baby Steps stays consistent. It knows what it wants it's main character to learn and can present that through exciting matches that are pretty unpredictable.
people expecting some engaging battle with overblown character that does amazing stuff every damn second... that's why mundane sports series usually underrated... giant killing can be included too...
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(Also apparently Dagashi Kashi wasn't well received with some of the very few fans of the manga either. I don't know what the anime did wrong, but according to some they shifted some of the focus away from Hotaru to Saya. IMO that's for the better as if they kept playing off Hotaru it'd get annoying quick in my opinion. An eccentric nutcase like her can't run a show by herself all the time. In my opinion the show actually was at its best during its slower moments.)
as manga reader, the problem is more than hotaru saya things.... let me repost my old post..
Kuma said:
> it's repetative. what i mean repetative is not the story, but the theme, dagashi that introduced is just recycled. it's not exciting.
> the story it self build with summer theme with short stories and impactful things in the end. it become old when it streched and repeated. IE: it's lost it's impact when it longer. 6-8 minutes preferrable.
> it pushing the character too far, not only saya-chan but everyone. the dialogue is herrediously slow for fast paced story. it lost it cheerful spirit.

this series supposed to be exciting,fresh, and cheerful, not calm, slow and mundane.
i am not such purist, so i only stated what i get and what i expect.. dunno why many people that don't read manga also dislike this series... TLDR: it's lost it's summer spirits,,,,
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tsudecimo said:
GesuYarou said:

Well not really.
If you look at the little circle-jerk we had in the posts above you'll see that I'm definitely not the only one who felt this way.
And it's not like I'm blowing things out of proportion either.
Hell, every single time I talk to someone who liked Kill la Kill I learn something new about it (just like I learnt about Ryukos family background only after You (the MAL user) showed me his review. I had walked right past that until now).

I can link you to several other reviews that I agree with if you want me to..

That doesn't change anything, nor make your claim truer. They were people on tumblr saying there was symbolism with puberty and the white dress, and how this was an anti patriarchy and what not. Claiming it has as much symbolism and empowering as Utena. Which makes your opinion seem a lot more tame but that also doesn't mean its more credible.

What family background?

Seems pointless. If I wanted to see a positive review of KLK that mentions symbolism I would just google it, same goes for any other anime being mentioned here, positive or negative. The whole point of a forum is discussion between users. Using someone else thoughts as arguments renders the whole interaction pointless, and I wouldn't get to refute back with said reviewer.

You're basically calling someone's opinion pointless.
All I was saying was that if there are several other people who thought the same way as I did there has to be something beneath the surface.

Different opinions. I gave you mine..
 
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Despite me having a personal attachment to it due to being my gateway anime, Angel Beats would probably take the spot of most overrated show, as the setting is barely explored, the characters end up feeling like cardboard cutouts of their archetypes and there are a lot of questionable things about its consistency. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso as well, as I found the execution of the drama to be a bit lackluster, specifically during the middle portion of the show where the subplots overshadowed the main plot, but that one at least had a good ending so I'm gonna stick with AB.

As for more underrated, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. From what I see in several reactions online, people hate it because the events that happen in that show are very controversial to say the least, and the characters aren't written to be that likable, but in terms of being a mature romance that handles itself really well (other than the rushed first two episodes) it accomplishes a lot in my opinion. White Album 2 is another anime I feel is underrated and for similar reasons as KimiNozo.

While I agree with you on Shigatsu, I personally feel that Angel Beats is more wasted potential than overrated. But the amount of praise it does get for what it gives is way to disproportional.
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Tenyasha said:

As for more underrated, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. From what I see in several reactions online, people hate it because the events that happen in that show are very controversial to say the least, and the characters aren't written to be that likable, but in terms of being a mature romance that handles itself really well (other than the rushed first two episodes) it accomplishes a lot in my opinion. White Album 2 is another anime I feel is underrated and for similar reasons as KimiNozo.

Agreed. It was such an emotional rollercoster. I feel that people often refuse to put themselves in the other characters perspective, instead of trying to understand their action they just hate them, especially if it's a female character because the often insert themselves as the protagonist and feel cheated when something that you want to happen doesn't. Another example of this is True Tears, I've talked to many people and it seems most people were so upset their favorite girl didn't ''win'' that they scored it badly, completely forgetting how good the show was before the final episode even happened.

Really like White Album 2, it does share similarities with Kimi.

Fun fact: Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien used to be the number one ranked anime in this site lol.
 
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tsudecimo said:
Tenyasha said:

As for more underrated, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. From what I see in several reactions online, people hate it because the events that happen in that show are very controversial to say the least, and the characters aren't written to be that likable, but in terms of being a mature romance that handles itself really well (other than the rushed first two episodes) it accomplishes a lot in my opinion. White Album 2 is another anime I feel is underrated and for similar reasons as KimiNozo.

Agreed. It was such an emotional rollercoster. I feel that people often refuse to put themselves in the other characters perspective, instead of trying to understand their action they just hate them, especially if it's a female character because the often insert themselves as the protagonist and feel cheated when something that you want to happen doesn't. Another example of this is True Tears, I've talked to many people and it seems most people were so upset their favorite girl didn't ''win'' that they scored it badly, completely forgetting how good the show was before the final episode even happened.

Really like White Album 2, it does share similarities with Kimi.

Fun fact: Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien used to be the number one ranked anime in this site lol.


It's interesting you brought True Tears to this, because I was thinking of adding it along with KimiNozo and WA2 as well. And for the same exact reasons too. It's another case of people many times ignoring the substance of a show in favor of pairings and other irrelevant things. In the case of True Tears, it made sense for him to end up with you-know-who, and that's all it matters to me.
 
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GesuYarou said:

You're basically calling someone's opinion pointless.
All I was saying was that if there are several other people who thought the same way as I did there has to be something beneath the surface.

Different opinions. I gave you mine..

I didn't but mmkay.

I don't know, feels awfully similar to a logical fallacy.

What family background in my review? I'm still confused about this.

Oh ''You''
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You're basically calling someone's opinion pointless.
All I was saying was that if there are several other people who thought the same way as I did there has to be something beneath the surface.

Different opinions. I gave you mine..

I didn't but mmkay you are not getting my points.

I don't know feels awfully similar to a logical fallacy.

What family background in my review? I'm still confused about this.

lol not your review, I meant @You 's review.
It's up there in our circle-jerk on page 3
 
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Underrated:

Ga-Rei Zero
It did really well on psychological aspect (mental breakdown, fear, envy, sadness, determination, etc). The plot and setting is interesting and it has great action scenes. The characters and their development are also executed very well imo, especially for the 2 main characters. I suspect that a lot of people is turned off and heavily influenced by the first 2 episodes (shits happened so sudden without proper buildup) and judge based on that. But if you watch it as a whole, Ga-Rei Zero is really great. It should be on 8+ rating

Concrete Revolutio
Underrated and underwatched. It is one of unique anime that rarely happens recently. It combines a lot of elements and make them colorful. Most of the series is episodic story and character based, but when you watch all of the episodes the bigger picture of the story is becoming clear. It handled society facing superhuman phenomena and government conspiracy in an interesting way of storytelling. I'd say it should be on 7.5+ or around 8.
 
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The nostalgia @__@
Underrated:
FLCL
Short, but with a lot to offer. As a coming of age story, It succeeds in putting the viewer in the head of a confused kid who sees life and adults as unpredictable. Figuring out all the symbolism can be challenging at parts, but it's fun too.
From the comments on kissanime and mal it seems that many people dismissed the whole show as 'random,' which kind of depressing.

Princess Tutu
A bunch of people compare it to madoka but, besides the whole 'dark magical girl thing,' the two shows are very different. Unlike most stories, the protagonist is not destined for greatness, but destined to be someone who facilitates the true heroes of the story. The characters struggle with questions about fate and destiny- is it fair, is there a point in defying it. While the conclusions they draw might not be particularly unique, it makes for a thought provoking and enjoyable story.
The enemy of the week format might not be appealing to everyone and it does get repetitive in the second half, but overall the show deserves more appreciation.
 
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Chronicles of the Going Home Club
I really was not expecting much from this anime, I watched as part of the anime challenge thread so thought i give it a go as it had two of favorite genres Comedy and Slice of life. It starts off slow, with the first couple of episodes being below average which. It was pretty generic so I can see why people dropped it, especially seeing that it was aired during a pretty strong anime season. However come the 4th episode the series completely takes a life of it own. It seemed as if they writers had stopped being so serious and just had fun for the rest of the season which in turn really helped the anime a lot. The jokes were hilarious, the characters seemed to have more depth to them and the 4th wall was annihilated.

Its rating is too low at 6.82 in my opinion but it understandable because I can see why its rated so low as people who had dropped it would have given a poor rating without giving the whole series a chance. It definitely a very fun and relaxing anime to watch if you can get past the first couple of episodes.
 
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Both of my underrated have already been said.

Garo (1st season only) and Concrete Revolutio.

These two series have very likable characters. Garo's plot isn't exactly unique but the MC undergoes good character development, as do other characters.

For Concrete Revolutio, most people just dropped it cause they couldn't handle flash backs and flash forwards. if you can handle Baccano! then you can handle it in this show. This show makes one think to themselves about their own version of justice and I just enjoy series that make me question some of my own ideals.
 
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Underrated:

Ga-Rei Zero
It did really well on psychological aspect (mental breakdown, fear, envy, sadness, determination, etc). The plot and setting is interesting and it has great action scenes. The characters and their development are also executed very well imo, especially for the 2 main characters. I suspect that a lot of people is turned off and heavily influenced by the first 2 episodes (shits happened so sudden without proper buildup) and judge based on that. But if you watch it as a whole, Ga-Rei Zero is really great. It should be on 8+ rating

Concrete Revolutio
Underrated and underwatched. It is one of unique anime that rarely happens recently. It combines a lot of elements and make them colorful. Most of the series is episodic story and character based, but when you watch all of the episodes the bigger picture of the story is becoming clear. It handled society facing superhuman phenomena and government conspiracy in an interesting way of storytelling. I'd say it should be on 7.5+ or around 8.


I was planning on giving Concrete Revolution a shot but when I saw you said it is a episodic series I instantly change my mind. lol
 
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keragamming said:
jejehartadi said:
Underrated:

Ga-Rei Zero
It did really well on psychological aspect (mental breakdown, fear, envy, sadness, determination, etc). The plot and setting is interesting and it has great action scenes. The characters and their development are also executed very well imo, especially for the 2 main characters. I suspect that a lot of people is turned off and heavily influenced by the first 2 episodes (shits happened so sudden without proper buildup) and judge based on that. But if you watch it as a whole, Ga-Rei Zero is really great. It should be on 8+ rating

Concrete Revolutio
Underrated and underwatched. It is one of unique anime that rarely happens recently. It combines a lot of elements and make them colorful. Most of the series is episodic story and character based, but when you watch all of the episodes the bigger picture of the story is becoming clear. It handled society facing superhuman phenomena and government conspiracy in an interesting way of storytelling. I'd say it should be on 7.5+ or around 8.


I was planning on giving Concrete Revolution a shot but when I saw you said it is a episodic series I instantly change my mind. lol
it has episodc plot, but it's also have uproaching plot... that's what make it kinda confusing.. those uproaching plot wrapped in episodic style which one that are directly connected each other when each episode swapping whcih plot that focused... need more thingking about it TBH...
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Kuma said:
Gabagool said:


For starters, I originally thought you meant the K-On second season and K-On movie lol.
i am honestly adore K-on season one until episode 8 or something when all drama starting... it's just plain stupid and come out outa nowhere...

spoiler pls
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie
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keragamming said:
jejehartadi said:
Underrated:

Ga-Rei Zero
It did really well on psychological aspect (mental breakdown, fear, envy, sadness, determination, etc). The plot and setting is interesting and it has great action scenes. The characters and their development are also executed very well imo, especially for the 2 main characters. I suspect that a lot of people is turned off and heavily influenced by the first 2 episodes (shits happened so sudden without proper buildup) and judge based on that. But if you watch it as a whole, Ga-Rei Zero is really great. It should be on 8+ rating

Concrete Revolutio
Underrated and underwatched. It is one of unique anime that rarely happens recently. It combines a lot of elements and make them colorful. Most of the series is episodic story and character based, but when you watch all of the episodes the bigger picture of the story is becoming clear. It handled society facing superhuman phenomena and government conspiracy in an interesting way of storytelling. I'd say it should be on 7.5+ or around 8.


I was planning on giving Concrete Revolution a shot but when I saw you said it is a episodic series I instantly change my mind. lol


Well, it does have an overarching plot over the series, and a few last episodes are not episodic but continuous, but a lot of episodes are focusing on 1 character's story or an event. It also has a strange timeline and go back and forward so maybe it's not for everyone.

OT : Overrated:

Cowboy Bebop
It has an interesting setting, good animation and good OST. I don't have any problem with episodic series, but a lot of episodes of Cowboy Bebop didn't give enough entertainment. It's mostly felt plain imo. I'd like to give this an 8 on my personal ratings but I just don't like many of the episodes (maybe because personal taste). I really like the 2 final episodes though, it was great. If you'd like to appreciate this show for the good aspects (animation, style, OST, some of good episodes) I think it should be around 8.0-8.4 ratings.
 
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Kuma said:
i am honestly adore K-on season one until episode 8 or something when all drama starting... it's just plain stupid and come out outa nowhere...

spoiler pls
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie
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Kuma said:
_Esper_ said:
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie
That is how the story goes.. The author decide that the movie is the
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Kuma said:
That is how the story goes.. The author decide that the movie is the
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that's why i don't understand what author or people try to do by relating endless 8 and dispperance.. there is none foreshadowing, or a hint that make it related in endless 8... it's dispperance that just suddenly refer endless 8 as excuse... there is event that make more sanse if they try to related it and give little effort to make it look like hint before... and yes, i watch the whole endless 8, twice...
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Hetalia, I was expecting a smart show with some jokes history nerds like myself would love. Instead I got a ridiculous show that is mostly stereotypes running around in circles. I still watch it and it can be entertaining but usually only when I have a head cold and can't think properly.
 
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I'm probably gonna say one that's been listed many times, but overrated beyond belief
Sword Art Online.
This anime is beyond overrated, simply because, Kirito is that one character that will never fail, and doesn't have good character development. Literally every female gets wet over his presence. He's literally a Mary Sue / Gary Stue character, he's perfect at everything he does. Nothing is a challenge to him because he'll god-mode right through it.

But I mostly think it's overrated because it has very lovely animation, very pretty backgrounds and visuals, that no one really cares about the story. They just enjoy how well animated and designed the fight scenes are, which I give credit too because the anime is very lovely in design.
So good designs + good animation + super powerful character that seems very badass = So popular, no one cares about if the stories good or not.

But I can't really have a say in that, since I like Sora from No Game No Life, and he's basically a Mary Sue / Gary Sue. Oh well.
 
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Kuma said:
_Esper_ said:
That is how the story goes.. The author decide that the movie is the
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that's why i don't understand what author or people try to do by relating endless 8 and dispperance.. there is none foreshadowing, or a hint that make it related in endless 8... it's dispperance that just suddenly refer endless 8 as excuse... there is event that make more sanse if they try to related it and give little effort to make it look like hint before... and yes, i watch the whole endless 8, twice...
LoL. I see.. Endless 8 probably contribute a little a bit of error, but for solid relation with that movie., it lack of strength.
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Kuma said:
that's why i don't understand what author or people try to do by relating endless 8 and dispperance.. there is none foreshadowing, or a hint that make it related in endless 8... it's dispperance that just suddenly refer endless 8 as excuse... there is event that make more sanse if they try to related it and give little effort to make it look like hint before... and yes, i watch the whole endless 8, twice...
LoL. I see.. Endless 8 probably contribute a little a bit of error, but for solid relation with that movie., it lack of strength.
exactly, that's why i don't understand what people trying to said that "if you understand endless 8, you will like movie more. endless 8 is just warm-up to desperance, and you will respect seacond season and movie more". the more i watch endless 8, the more i find it unrelated and even make me endless 8 is just totaly useless and just kyoani doing experimental project. disperance is cheap monay grabbing with poor excuse... (the movie it self is not bad by anymean as stand alone series)
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Kuma said:
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LoL. I see.. Endless 8 probably contribute a little a bit of error, but for solid relation with that movie., it lack of strength.
exactly, that's why i don't understand what people trying to said that "if you understand endless 8, you will like movie more. endless 8 is just warm-up to desperance, and you will respect seacond season and movie more". the more i watch endless 8, the more i find it unrelated and even make me endless 8 is just totaly useless and just kyoani doing experimental project. disperance is cheap monay grabbing with poor excuse... (the movie it self is not bad by anymean as stand alone series)
1 - Why the hell would you watch Endless Eight 3 times
Who does that to himself
That's self torture
That's wrong

2 - I'm with you that KyoAni turned Haruhi into their little experimental project
"Broadcast order" is hella stupid
"Endless Eight" is hella stupid (Specially since Endless Eight on the novels was only one timeline, it took was 50 pages long, Yen Press Version. It was a goddamn short story with 2 other stories on the same book)

3 - Shitte, I'm not sure but I think Kyon mentioned the Endless Eight repetition on things that "stressed" Yuki enough to make her do what she did
That's Kyon seeing Yuki more on the human way though
But it's pretty faint, I'm don't remember if this was mentioned on the novel and I'm lazy to recheck
 
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Mkim said:
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exactly, that's why i don't understand what people trying to said that "if you understand endless 8, you will like movie more. endless 8 is just warm-up to desperance, and you will respect seacond season and movie more". the more i watch endless 8, the more i find it unrelated and even make me endless 8 is just totaly useless and just kyoani doing experimental project. disperance is cheap monay grabbing with poor excuse... (the movie it self is not bad by anymean as stand alone series)
1 - Why the hell would you watch Endless Eight 3 times
Who does that to himself
That's self torture
That's wrong
- first time. i am totaly uninformed about this, i still don't know internet forum.. watch them expecting something will change...
- second time somebody tell me to watch them carfully and understand it deep;ly for disperance
- third time i just like try to watch in chronological order #yolo #sweg #brutal #iamsohardcore

Mkim said:
2 - I'm with you that KyoAni turned Haruhi into their little experimental project
"Broadcast order" is hella stupid
"Endless Eight" is hella stupid (Specially since Endless Eight on the novels was only one timeline, it took was 50 pages long, Yen Press Version. It was a goddamn short story with 2 other stories on the same book)

3 - Shitte, I'm not sure but I think Kyon mentioned the Endless Eight repetition on things that "stressed" Yuki enough to make her do what she did
That's Kyon seeing Yuki more on the human way though
But it's pretty faint, I'm don't remember if this was mentioned on the novel and I'm lazy to recheck
IIRC in anime, totaly not like that... it's more like
> kyon feeling dejavu
> that bitch with big boobs friend from future confirmed the future is gone, kyon panicked
> kyon asking to yuki to make it sure
> yuki confirmed by telling the number of loop
> kyon even more surprised and asking "why you don't tell me about any of this?"
> and yuki be like "do i look like i give a fuck?"
> kyon feel pity on yuki because she feel all of them, and imagine how normal human already go insane, but yuki still doesn't give a fuck either..
> it's nothing change until last episode, in last episode, yuki seriously nothing change from first episode other than clothes, just kyon suddenly fix the problem...
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Kuma said:
Mkim said:
1 - Why the hell would you watch Endless Eight 3 times
Who does that to himself
That's self torture
That's wrong
- first time. i am totaly uninformed about this, i still don't know internet forum.. watch them expecting something will change...
- second time somebody tell me to watch them carfully and understand it deep;ly for disperance
- third time i just like try to watch in chronological order #yolo #sweg #brutal #iamsohardcore

Mkim said:
2 - I'm with you that KyoAni turned Haruhi into their little experimental project
"Broadcast order" is hella stupid
"Endless Eight" is hella stupid (Specially since Endless Eight on the novels was only one timeline, it took was 50 pages long, Yen Press Version. It was a goddamn short story with 2 other stories on the same book)

3 - Shitte, I'm not sure but I think Kyon mentioned the Endless Eight repetition on things that "stressed" Yuki enough to make her do what she did
That's Kyon seeing Yuki more on the human way though
But it's pretty faint, I'm don't remember if this was mentioned on the novel and I'm lazy to recheck
IIRC in anime, totaly not like that... it's more like
> kyon feeling dejavu
> that bitch with big boobs friend from future confirmed the future is gone, kyon panicked
> kyon asking to yuki to make it sure
> yuki confirmed by telling the number of loop
> kyon even more surprised and asking "why you don't tell me about any of this?"
> and yuki be like "do i look like i give a fuck?"
> kyon feel pity on yuki because she feel all of them, and imagine how normal human already go insane, but yuki still doesn't give a fuck either..
> it's nothing change until last episode, in last episode, yuki seriously nothing change from first episode other than clothes, just kyon suddenly fix the problem...
Yeah, the novel is like that up until the part where everyone just change clothes to make things feel a bit different cause KyoAni did the same focken episode 8 times and on the novel people can't change clothes cause Tanigawa Nagaru isn't a stupid bastard and he only wrote one repetition of Endless Eight
 
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Kuma said:
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I was planning on giving Concrete Revolution a shot but when I saw you said it is a episodic series I instantly change my mind. lol
it has episodc plot, but it's also have uproaching plot... that's what make it kinda confusing.. those uproaching plot wrapped in episodic style which one that are directly connected each other when each episode swapping whcih plot that focused... need more thingking about it TBH...


Actually, the plot is non-linear, goes back and forth between a couple of years to explain what the main guy is doing (he changed and has reasons, so if you are going to watch it, you'd need time to organize the timeline first @keragamming).
 
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Thread has been cleaned up until here.

Great I was editting my post and it got deleted after I typed a chunk.
 
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Boogiepop Phantom: For a show with a 7.2 rating this was really fucking good. Engaging series with a lot of twists and turns. One of the few episodic mystery anime I can legit call good.

i agree, this series is definitely underrated on this site. imo it manages to have a better "horror-like" atmosphere than most "horror" tagged anime on this site, and i loved how they unfolded the story by showing different characters' perspectives.
 
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it has episodc plot, but it's also have uproaching plot... that's what make it kinda confusing.. those uproaching plot wrapped in episodic style which one that are directly connected each other when each episode swapping whcih plot that focused... need more thingking about it TBH...


Actually, the plot is non-linear, goes back and forth between a couple of years to explain what the main guy is doing (he changed and has reasons, so if you are going to watch it, you'd need time to organize the timeline first @keragamming).
actually the plot is linear, it's main focus is year shinka/showa 41 to 43 for first season and continuou it for each episode, (41 is first kikko joining beareu and 43 is jiro left the beaureu) those episodic plot also using liniear timeline.. they are just expanding what related with what plot currently presented, but if series usually only give flashback plotline, this also give the future timeline effect for of the plot.

43 shinka/showa onwards is for second season.

note that most of event inspired by real life event in japan...
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Thread has been cleaned up until here.

Great I was editting my post and it got deleted after I typed a chunk.
Your post was there for a good while. You shouldn't've made a post without putting anything there. As I said in the OP, all posts w/o reason will be instantly deleted when I see it.
 
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I think Shigofumi is really underrated and unappreciated. I think the story is very unique, its one of those episodic shows but it ties things up nicely so that everything makes sense. All in all i think its a good show, the only anime i can really think of that is similar is Jigoku Shoujo.
 
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But on Boku no Hero Academia being underrated? It was been added by over 100,000 MAL users, and only 19,000+ had scored it.
So it's too early to take that score seriously. It's just almost 20% and 80% was undecided.
I wasn't really referring to the score more to the comments I read in episode discussion threads. Though I only recently realized most people don't score shows early always thought the opposite was true
Don't take them seriously. The haters just got a lot of free time to bash on something.
And the other people doesn't have time to post on every discussion or they just don't want to post.
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Actually, the plot is non-linear, goes back and forth between a couple of years to explain what the main guy is doing (he changed and has reasons, so if you are going to watch it, you'd need time to organize the timeline first @keragamming).
actually the plot is linear, it's main focus is year shinka/showa 41 to 43 for first season and continuou it for each episode, (41 is first kikko joining beareu and 43 is jiro left the beaureu) those episodic plot also using liniear timeline.. they are just expanding what related with what plot currently presented, but if series usually only give flashback plotline, this also give the future timeline effect for of the plot.

43 shinka/showa onwards is for second season.

note that most of event inspired by real life event in japan...


Oh, really? Didn't know that.

Kuma, can we agree to disagree on the plot. It isn't exactly linear, like ... I'don't know Cerbereus, for example. Agreed on the past and future plotlines by episode.

It was difficult to follow it in the beginning, but later got used to it. And I intend to watch season 2, I'll just wait for more episodes to pile up.
 
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tsudecimo said:
I wasn't really referring to the score more to the comments I read in episode discussion threads. Though I only recently realized most people don't score shows early always thought the opposite was true
Don't take them seriously. The haters just got a lot of free time to bash on something.
And the other people doesn't have time to post on every discussion or they just don't want to post.

And does the same apply to fans who must have too much time to love something? Fair-minded people are somehow inherently busy? People who post have worthless opinions? There's something warped in your reasoning here.

It might not be what you meant, but you're implying some rather unfortunate things.
 
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I kind of like Attack on Titan even though it seems to have some negativity attached to it at times.

On the other hand, was never able to get into that Lie in April Show. Actually I never really enjoyed Nodame Cantabile either, so er, yeah. Although, still was perhaps a bit fun for a lazy summer day or something.
 
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actually the plot is linear, it's main focus is year shinka/showa 41 to 43 for first season and continuou it for each episode, (41 is first kikko joining beareu and 43 is jiro left the beaureu) those episodic plot also using liniear timeline.. they are just expanding what related with what plot currently presented, but if series usually only give flashback plotline, this also give the future timeline effect for of the plot.

43 shinka/showa onwards is for second season.

note that most of event inspired by real life event in japan...


Oh, really? Didn't know that.

Kuma, can we agree to disagree on the plot. It isn't exactly linear, like ... I'don't know Cerbereus, for example. Agreed on the past and future plotlines by episode.

It was difficult to follow it in the beginning, but later got used to it. And I intend to watch season 2, I'll just wait for more episodes to pile up.
google unit 731, it's most of infamous refference..

TBH, i can't said it has strigh timeline either.. but saying it totaly don't use any formulatic linier timeline isn't correct either... it's unique to said.. it following certain timeline when inserting pararel timeline inbetween it .. they also have both episodic plot and overreaching plotline... this show is totaly unique in this aspec..

and this things is still same on second season.. but luckyly second season is much more direct...
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Kuma said:
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Oh, really? Didn't know that.

Kuma, can we agree to disagree on the plot. It isn't exactly linear, like ... I'don't know Cerbereus, for example. Agreed on the past and future plotlines by episode.

It was difficult to follow it in the beginning, but later got used to it. And I intend to watch season 2, I'll just wait for more episodes to pile up.
google unit 731, it's most of infamous refference..

TBH, i can't said it has strigh timeline either.. but saying it totaly don't use any formulatic linier timeline isn't correct either... it's unique to said.. it following certain timeline when inserting pararel timeline inbetween it .. they also have both episodic plot and overreaching plotline... this show is totaly unique in this aspec..

and this things is still same on second season.. but luckyly second season is much more direct...


Absolutely unique in term of telling the story, no doubt about that! :)

Thanks for the info. I'd go read the Revolutio boards for more references!
 
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Skipping Overrated.

From The New World is very underrated. Definitely one of the most interesting stories I've seen and plenty of awesome plot twists, a world that is constantly changing as you learn more about it. Plus an interesting look at humanity and behavior.
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Overrated:

Clannad After Story



One Punch Man

I don't hate it, the animation and music is great. But, the episodes get boring because they are formulaic and you already know how it's gonna play out and how it'll end. Genos gets wrecked and Saitama one punches the baddie for a trivial reason.

Underrated:

Death Parade. It feels like the score it's given despite it being quite high could probably be higher because of the meaning the show brings.

Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika. Very rarely do you get an educational psychology anime and comedy wrapped up in 5 minute episodes. The comedy is quick, snappy and random but still quite funny mixed in with a decent amount of knowledge about psychological disorders.
Modified by GaryMuffuginOak, Apr 27, 2016 1:31 AM
“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth. But the world isn't perfect, and the law is incomplete..." -Alphonse Elric

"Then and now, what I protect has never changed!" -Sakata Gintoki

I'll take anything like The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. Anything as good as that.
 
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