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Nov 22, 2019 3:55 PM
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Ok, for me the main one has to be Clannad. The characters all look like bugs and Nagisa and her family look like cockroaches. Am I the only one seeing it?


Another one is Kaiji. Their noses can literally cut through diamonds if they tried.


What are your examples?
 
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Nov 22, 2019 3:59 PM

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Everytime I look at that little guy in Accel World I think about Eric Cartman and I don't even know why. (;_;)
 
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Nubiellee said:
Everytime I look at that little guy in Accel World I think about Eric Cartman and I don't even know why. (;_;)

Lmao, I see it!


It is even more uncanny valley when put next to normal looking characters ... like wtf is this?!
 
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main character with huge breasts, that's a no go
 
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Ok, for me the main one has to be Clannad. The characters all look like bugs and Nagisa and her family look like cockroaches. Am I the only one seeing it?


Another one is Kaiji. Their noses can literally cut through diamonds if they tried.


What are your examples?
ppl really can't spot the obvious difference between "characters designs" and "artstyle" you're complaining about "ARTSTYLE" of the anime not the CD
 
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Your Lie in April - for a long time I was put off by the splash images. Eventually I watched it and found the story was excellent, giving it a pretty high rating, but I still think the art style of the characters is off-putting.
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Ramsey01maa said:
LemurLime said:
Ok, for me the main one has to be Clannad. The characters all look like bugs and Nagisa and her family look like cockroaches. Am I the only one seeing it?


Another one is Kaiji. Their noses can literally cut through diamonds if they tried.


What are your examples?
ppl really can't spot the obvious difference between "characters designs" and "artstyle" you're complaining about "ARTSTYLE" of the anime not the CD
Art style comes through in the character designs. The enormous eyes and huge bangs are part of the design of the character still as they are physical features of the character, so it's fair to criticize it under this thread. If the characters were in a drastically different art style their designs would change since certain features would need to change to suit it(such as having to remove a signature color of the eyes or a prominent nose).

 
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LemurLime said:
Nubiellee said:
Everytime I look at that little guy in Accel World I think about Eric Cartman and I don't even know why. (;_;)

Lmao, I see it!


It is even more uncanny valley when put next to normal looking characters ... like wtf is this?!


Same. I am physically unable to watch Accel World because the main character looks like a pig. Literally and metaphorically. And what makes it worse is that Kuroyukihime is actually a good character but the match between her and Pig boy makes my mentally ill.


 
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Nubiellee said:
Everytime I look at that little guy in Accel World I think about Eric Cartman and I don't even know why. (;_;)

He's actually almost the exact opposite, being bullied instead of doing the bullying, but still kind of an asshole in his own way.
 
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I'd like to say I'm past that stage in my anime watching career where I judge things by their character designs...but there's one I still can't look past...and that's Ping Pong the Animation. But to be fair, I'm not really that big of a sports fan, so either way I'd probably still avoid it.

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main character with huge breasts, that's a no go

Also this, though I have looked past this a few times, and my definition of "huge" might differ from others.
 
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K-On. I'll get past it someday and watch it because it seems like the sort of show I would like, but the artstyle does not feel like they're supposed to be high schoolers and something about how cutesy it is makes my stomach churn a little bit. I don't know why, I've seen plenty of moe shows and not had that problem, but something about how K-On does it just does not work for me.
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The answer is Code Geass characters, even my bulimic friend doesn't look like them or probably xxxHolic, characters look like gothic vegetables.

For the people above saying Kaiji above, i think classic Fukumoto's artstyle is awesome. I refuse to quote your post, though.

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Definitely Clannad, or anything designed by Itaru Hinoue for that matter. Air, Kanon, etc. The eyes just trigger an uncanny valley thing with me. And this is coming from a dude who loves weird character designs (such as those in Ping Pong). Idk, I can't get over it and never will. In fact, I purposefully spoiled all of Clannad for myself just so people would stop trying to convince me to watch it.
 
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Anything that looks like those bug eyed mutants from Key anime.

Cowtits are instant turn off. You know you've fallen low when even hentai from 90's and early 2000's have more realistic and aesthetic looking breasts than what you find in most anime these days.


The hell are those, camel humps?

Not a fan of those "bishie" character designs from anime like Rose of Versailles either.

Nubiellee said:
Everytime I look at that little guy in Accel World I think about Eric Cartman and I don't even know why. (;_;)

Cartman is Kewler than that lame, fat (not big boned) pig could ever dream of being.
 
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Cowtits are instant turn off. You know you've fallen low when even hentai from 90's and early 2000's have more realistic and aesthetic looking breasts than what you find in most anime these days.


The hell are those, camel humps?


I think sometimes it can be so over the top that it can be considered comedic. For example that Eiken OVA.

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Definitely Clannad, or anything designed by Itaru Hinoue for that matter. Air, Kanon, etc. The eyes just trigger an uncanny valley thing with me. And this is coming from a dude who loves weird character designs (such as those in Ping Pong). Idk, I can't get over it and never will. In fact, I purposefully spoiled all of Clannad for myself just so people would stop trying to convince me to watch it.


Alright, I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way for early Key stuff.
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The short guys from katekyo hitman reborn look hideous
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The short guys from katekyo hitman reborn look hideous

Aren't they supposed to be babies?


I agree with you tho. What were they thinking?!
 
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any super Moe designs, its just like when i highschooler looks like she belongs in kindergarten i cant do it. (most kyoani in general.....) but i also second the clannad shit! their eyes......sloping off to the sides of their heads like a wax museum in a heat wave
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Character designs that put me off from a checking a show are super gay looking characters.
 
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Utena

Clannad/Air/Kanon

Accel World (like people pointed out, Pig Boy being drawn in a way that's totally different from Kuroyukihime)

Code Geass (noodle people, even more so than usual for anime)

Himouto Umaru-chan

Kaiji and Akagi

also not a fan of stuff that's just ridiculously moë-cutesy, but I at least put up with it enough to watch a number of shows with characters that look too young to be doing whatever they're doing (e.g. life and death situations)

also not a fan of anything that looks super exaggerated
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Youjo Senki. I took one look at the character design on the poster and went "nope!" And every screenshot of the show since then has given me that same feeling. Please tell me you guys see it too, that it's not just me. She is fucking hideous.
 
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Never really, as long as i like the story premise i at least check it out.
 
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Youjo Senki. I took one look at the character design on the poster and went "nope!" And every screenshot of the show since then has given me that same feeling. Please tell me you guys see it too, that it's not just me. She is fucking hideous.

Isn't it technically a 'he'?

But yeah, she looks weird in the face, especially those eyes but otherwise doesn't put me off to be honest with you. Just looks like a weird duck.
 
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Panty and Stocking is one I can never watch. I just hate that sort of artwork and I can't watch western cartoons like that.

As for the woman in the purple top posted, I have 2 friends with natural boobs bigger than that so it's hardly unrealistic although they should sit a bit further down the chest.
 
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Ping Pong the Animation has a weird character design.
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Not counting anime like:
Seikaisuru Kado, High Score Girl and Hand Shakers.

Overlord, Ansatsu kyoushitsu, Boku no hero academia get a pass, because their stories are brilliant.

Then:
1.Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
2.Mob Psycho 100
3.Kaze ga Tsuyoku
4.Piano no Mori
5.Happy sugar life
6.Sora yori mo tooi basho and Plastic memories
7.18if
8.Tsuki ga Kirei
9.ACCA
10.Lance N' Masques and Clockwork Planet
11.Orange and Ao Haru Ride
12.Ping pong and Aku no hana
13.Maken-Ki II and Kanokon and Ladies vs Butlers
14.Wizard Barristers and Mezzo DSA

And others.
 
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Made in Abyss . I just cant get past the way the characters look. They look really fkin weird.
 
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None, the character designs are too small a part of a show for me to not watch something because of them. The only time they'll put me off at all is in combination with other factors, for example generic isekai tend to share very similar art and character designs.
 
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Just look at the seasonal chart, and the chances are 90% of them have generic and uninspired art which turns me off almost all of them.

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Nodame Cantabile- I'm trying to watch the anime but the art turns me off

Acchi Kochi- chibi-esque art style

Bokura wa minna Kawai-sou- For me it seems like the author can't decide to go for 90's vibe or modern style

Clannad/Air- THEIR E Y E S

Tamako Market/ K-on- Plain looking style and their eyes

Pingpong the animation- weird art style but unique in a way
 
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Character designs that do not fit the setting (e.g. slice-of-life in reality, bur everyone has coloured hair; however people having blue-grey hair in futuristic Japan is contestable but permissible). It is a conceptual lose for a piece of art. Some artists have argued that they need to come up with different hair/something else colour because otherwise the characters would look almost the same, especially in Japan when most people have brown/black hair. Well... boohoo. Make your characters remarkable so that audience can easily identify them,or make them realistic so that them not standing out would make sense. But don't draw me rainbow-kids, amateurs.
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Eyes bigger than my whole head (clannad for exemple)
 
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Jojo characters. They look so ugly.
 
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What has been on my mind recently is how much Made in abyss characters look like little children because of the artstyle,which feels really wrong when you see all the disturbing stuff that happens to them
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Dr. Stone, especially female design.
 
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I said the same thing somewhere else yesterday. I hate Gon's character design and that's the sole reason I still haven't watched Hunter x Hunter. Man, it's so ugly.

Midoriya's design also kept me from checking BNHA for some time but I got used to him quickly and his design doesn't bug me anymore.
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Quite a few things do. Gray/brown/dull colour schemes. Over-the-top wacky art style. Hipster stuff (looking very different for the sake of being different). Shoujo.

There's always exceptions, but those are things that tend to put me off.
 
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Dr. Stone, especially female design.

For me the MC's design put me off. Though I did check it out, for about 40 seconds.
 
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Anything Yuasa ever makes, it all looks fugly to me.

Plenty of older anime (galactic heroes whatever the rest of the name is) also look about as appealing as an anus in an eye socket to me. I'll probably get around to watching it at some point but boy will it be a chore.

Oh, the design of xxxholic too. So unbelievably hideous. Love the anime but wow is it just off-putting visually.

And anything one piece, I still remember how turned off I was by looking at it the first time, it certainly hasn't changed ever since.
 
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Of all the things that could put me off of watching an anime, character designs would never be one of them. Good writing can save bad art, but good art cannot save bad writing.
 
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I said the same thing somewhere else yesterday. I hate Gon's character design and that's the sole reason I still haven't watched Hunter x Hunter. Man, it's so ugly.
Same, although what I didn't stand specifically was Gon's hairstyle.

I did end up liking HxH though.
 
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LemurLime said:
Ok, for me the main one has to be Clannad. The characters all look like bugs and Nagisa and her family look like cockroaches. Am I the only one seeing it?


Another one is Kaiji. Their noses can literally cut through diamonds if they tried.


What are your examples?
ppl really can't spot the obvious difference between "characters designs" and "artstyle" you're complaining about "ARTSTYLE" of the anime not the CD


Uhhh.. naw. You’re trippin lol, character design is literally an aspect of the art style. One in the same.

There is a difference between ANIMATION and ART STYLE, but a complaint about character design is a complaint about the art style.

Art style is, or at least should be, pretty self explanatory. Some examples are character design, (stagnant/still) backgrounds, color choices etc.

Animation is the movement. Are the movements jagged or smooth? Do things blur or deform when they move or do they keep shape? Etc.
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Aku no hana, Clannad, Ping Pong the animation, Madoka Magica.
 
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None. I don't see the point with judging the character designs and decide not to watch it. I'll watch anything as long as it seems interesting. I know of many, however, that has said Ping Pong or Mononoke are off-putting, but I just think they are unique with their own style.
 
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Sorry OP, but Saber Marionette J is the first thing to come to mind. I'm someone who loves that ultra divisive mid 90s art style but Lime and Cherry's faces look like they're melting. Same with Cyber Team in Akihabara by the same artist.


Also The Wallflower. It seems like something I'd like since it seems similar to Ouran and Princess Jellyfish and Nabeshin directed it, but the full lips on the guys just creep me out.
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LemurLime said:
Ok, for me the main one has to be Clannad. The characters all look like bugs and Nagisa and her family look like cockroaches. Am I the only one seeing it?


Another one is Kaiji. Their noses can literally cut through diamonds if they tried.


What are your examples?


Mine is actually Case Closed (aka Detective Conan). I mean i'm sure it's a pretty cool show and all, but the art style looks a bit outdated to me.
 
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Kemono Friends. The eyes really deter me.
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Aku No Hana and Ping Pong.

My God, they're all so ugly as f*ck

I also hate everything Peter Chung designs. Just ew.


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Am I the only one seeing it?


Yes. If real cockroaches looked that sweet and moe, nobody would kill them. :/



 
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Sorry OP, but Saber Marionette J is the first thing to come to mind. I'm someone who loves that ultra divisive mid 90s art style but Lime and Cherry's faces look like they're melting. Same with Cyber Team in Akihabara by the same artist.


I agree for the second season (J to X) and above, but first season character design is OK for a 90s cel drawn TV series
 
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The answer is Code Geass characters, even my bulimic friend doesn't look like them or probably xxxHolic, characters look like gothic vegetables.

For the people above saying Kaiji above, i think classic Fukumoto's artstyle is awesome. I refuse to quote your post, though.

Someone will probably say Aku no Hana below vvvvv


Completely agree with Code Geass. I cannot and will not, I don't care how good people say it is.
Second agree, I really enjoyed Kaiji and Akagi.




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