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Jul 20, 2008 3:55 PM

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OwlsAreCool said:
Black Lagoon the 2nd season is overrated imo.
simply because the stories became kinda lame and because they practically took out dutch and that benny( or what was his name?) two quite good charackters, well dutch at least...
so the 1st season should at least be better than the 2nd.

I agree, season 2 was almost completely about Rock and Revy. The other two got practically no screen time at all, despite supposedly being main characters. I hope they get more attention on season 3.

Also, I felt that the last arc in season 2 was a bit drawn out.
 
Jul 20, 2008 4:01 PM
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Overrated: Code Geass
Underrated: Planetes
 
Jul 22, 2008 9:26 PM

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overrated: Naruto
underrated: all the cute and not well-known shoujo series.

 
Jul 26, 2008 2:25 PM

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Overrated: Aria, Hidamari Sketch, Princess Mononoke
Underrated: Noein, sola
 
Jul 26, 2008 2:27 PM

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BTW, you guys DO realize that Naruto isn't really highly rated to begin with, right? Unless you're talking about literal ratings (which are nothing more than a popularity contest), I've never heard an experienced anime fan compliment Naruto or the other mainstream shounen. I don't like the show either, but IMO if anything it would be underrated >_>
 
Jul 30, 2008 9:08 AM

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Overrated: Bleach
Underrated: Air Gear and Love Hina
 
Jul 30, 2008 9:09 AM

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Overrated : Code Geass.
Underrated : Kaiji.
 
Jul 30, 2008 9:10 AM

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Overrated : Code Geass.
Underrated : Kaiji.
 
Jul 30, 2008 9:24 AM

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Overrated:Code Geass a bit(one thing i agree completely about it:pure enjoyment),Shakugan no Shana,Claymore the last parts are just nowhere near as god as the first arcs

Underrated:Ghost in the Shell i know it is quite high rated but for me it is one of the best anime ever made and i think it deserves even more appreciation,Hunter x Hunter - compared to other fighting-shounen series it is not that well known,Gungrave actually a good anime made after a game

that is kinda all i can think of now
 
Jul 30, 2008 11:14 AM
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Overrated - Naruto, Ouran
Underrated - Gundam SEED
 
Jul 30, 2008 2:39 PM

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Over: Almost all of Jump's anime, Eva, Love Hina
Under: Hidamari Sketch, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, even 10/10 is grossly under rating it.
 
Jul 30, 2008 2:44 PM

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Overrated: Umm... I dunno
Underrated: Chobits, Love Hina, Dragonball Z
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Jul 30, 2008 2:46 PM

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Gnome said:
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Overrated : Code Geass.
Underrated : Kaiji.
 
Jul 30, 2008 2:56 PM

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Yes, lots of healthy constructive input in this thread of late.

Yes.
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Jul 31, 2008 5:49 PM
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Underrated: Baldr Force EXE. A lot of people give it flak for a certain scene near the end of episode two, but I think the animation/production team did it well, and also made a great little OVA with terrific music, animation and interesting characters and story.

Kodomo no Jikan. To dismiss this as just a lolicon comedy is rather insulting to the psychological aspects of the story, especially considering Rin, her guardian, and her relationship with her male teacher. It's not the best but it's not the most shallow story either.

SEE, CIHAN, YOU CAN HAS HEALTHY CONSTRUCTIVE INPUT~ >:3 (Actually, I won't be on for very much in the next two months, so this is part of a pseudo-last hurray post-wise)
 
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Underrated-

I wrote reviews on both, but both Grappler Baki seasons. In terms of the choreographed action, it is the most exciting anime series ever made, even edging out Berserk for that distinction.

However, add in a very subtle and terrific sense of a humor, and the entire story being a deep metaphor for life, and I'm a little shocked so many people see it as nothing more than a throwaway action title.

Overrated-

Princess Monoke. The only anime I have given a 1/10 rating to, and that might be generous.
 
Jul 31, 2008 7:46 PM

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ShaolinRibiero said:
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Princess Monoke. The only anime I have given a 1/10 rating to, and that might be generous.

I'd love to hear why you hate it so much. You even rate DBZ movies higher...
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Jul 31, 2008 8:10 PM

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It's truth that 1/10 ratings are troll ratings anyway, so why would you care, woop?
 
Jul 31, 2008 8:17 PM

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woop said:
ShaolinRibiero said:
Overrated-

Princess Monoke. The only anime I have given a 1/10 rating to, and that might be generous.

I'd love to hear why you hate it so much. You even rate DBZ movies higher...


Heh, I guess a better question would be, what did I like about the movie?

Here's what I wrote in another thread about it;

"The most prominent is probably Princess Mononoke, which is, bar none, the absolute worst anime I've ever seen in my life, and possibly the worst movie in any genre I've ever seen. It is literally that bad. There is nothing good about it. In addition to all the typical sins of a horrible movie (non-existent or wafer-thin plot, lack of anything exciting, un-relatable and idiotic characters and events), it also beats its audience over the head with its heavy-handed preaching."

I realize that's not giving specific details, and if you really care, I can elaborate on all the things I hated about "Princess Mononke", and then some.

However, that's almost difficult to do, since I can't think of a single thing I DID like about it.

Hell, even the DBZ movies, which you mentioned, and which I watched as a little kid, had some entertaining if lazily-drawn action scenes, even if the characters, story, and events were all trash.

I can't even say that much for Mononoke.
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Haha, thanks for your reply. You must have had a really bad day when you wrote that stuff.
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Jul 31, 2008 9:52 PM

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Haha, thanks for your reply. You must have had a really bad day when you wrote that stuff.


No, not at all. Let's reverse this then; what did you like about Princess Mononoke? This isn't an argument or anything, but I would like to hear your own opinion about the movie.
 
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Mononoke Hime is one of Ghibli's best titles. Like all of them, it is a little preachy, yeah, but it's still a great fantasy adventure with a beautiful score, great animation and superb voice casting. IMO, even if you detest a story, you can't rate something a 1 when it has other elements that are excellent. If you dislike Hime's music and animation then you're going to dislike all Ghibli features, since it's all styled the same and most of the music is by the same guy.
 
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Mononoke Hime is one of Ghibli's best titles. Like all of them, it is a little preachy, yeah, but it's still a great fantasy adventure with a beautiful score, great animation and superb voice casting.


I agree with you that the score and animation were good, but there are two things to keep in mind, at least for me personally;

1. Great animation and a great musical score are what takes a film or series from good to great.

However, for me, if a movie is absolutely horrible in every other way, it makes little difference. Forget anime here; I can name you any number of live action films with astounding visuals and a superb soundtrack which are either forgotten or panned for the simple fact that everything else about them sucked.

2. For me, anime is all about the story. In the medium of animation, you can tell any story you want, no matter how far-fetched and fantastic, and all you need is an animation team, a few programmers, several voice actors, and a few people handling the music. It's almost magical.

Not to downplay the difficulty of all this, but that's only a small fraction of the number of people one needs to produce a live action film. Furthermore, it's done for an even smaller fraction of the cost.

Just imagine something like Berserk made into a live action movie; the budget would be well over $100 million EASILY.

So, when I see an anime that has good music and animation, but a shitty story, retarded characters, and nonsensical events, I keep asking myself why I even bothered, since it doesn't excel at the STORY, and is neither FUNNY nor ENTERTAINING.

I watch anime mostly for the latter three elements.

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IMO, even if you detest a story, you can't rate something a 1 when it has other elements that are excellent.


Why? Just because lots of people like the movie? Personally, I find rating animes by their individual elements to be useless. What good is the animation and music if it doesn't fit in with the style of the story itself, and when everything else sucks?

You can disagree with me, and that's fine, I'm not trying to convert anyone here, but that's why I rated it a 1.

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If you dislike Hime's music and animation then you're going to dislike all Ghibli features, since it's all styled the same and most of the music is by the same guy.


I liked the music and animation, but you're correct; I don't like most features from Studio Ghibli.

They seem to concentrate more on fantastic visuals, great soundtracks, and a fantasy that appeals to little kids than an actual plot, interesting and three-dimensional characters, plausible events, or any form of entertainment or humor.

If you're more into visuals and soundtrack than anything else, cool, I don't have a problem with that. I'm more into everything else. Thankfully, anime is almost as wide a genre as live action movies themselves, so there's plenty of series and movies that I do love a lot.
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Overrated: Lucky Star, FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Fate Stay Night, Shakugan no Shana

Underrated: Jyu Oh Sei, Shion no Ou, Ayatsuri Sakon, Kaiji
 
Jul 31, 2008 11:33 PM
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overrated; one piece naruto(definitely) dragonball gt pokemon yugioh

underrated; sumomomomomomo???
 
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thing with ghibli movies is they kind of seem shallow on the surface, but the real gold is beneath it all. Got to understand the films deeper meaning to truly enjoy it. If you dont, I guess its just beautiful :>
 
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Princess Mononoke a 1? I don't think I've ever heard something that flat-out stupid before. Just reading that made me feel a bit dumber.

Anyways, maybe not underrated but I don't see it mentioned all that much: 5 Centimeters Per Second. Probably the most accurate and heartfelt representation of human relationships in anime. The artwork was also just indescribably beautiful. When talking about the best anime film works to date, it deserves to be mentioned.


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Princess Mononoke a 1? I don't think I've ever heard something that flat-out stupid before. Just reading that made me feel a bit dumber.


Hey, retard, if you're too goddamn stupid to reply with anything more than a cliched and unfunny insult I last heard in sixth grade, then kindly shut your dumbass up. If you actually think up of anything to say about the actual anime, and what you like about it, consider posting again.

But seeing as how you're an idiot, I doubt it.

Focus

Two more!

Overrated-Trigun Not funny at all, and an unsympathetic, stupid main character.

Underrated-Oddly enough, Initial D First Stage. There's a lot more to the first season than just cool street racing; it's an inspiring story about a loser with no real aspirations in life finding something that he excels at and loves, and gradually focusing more and more of himself to improve in that area.
 
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ShaolinRibiero said:
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Princess Mononoke a 1? I don't think I've ever heard something that flat-out stupid before. Just reading that made me feel a bit dumber.


Hey, retard, if you're too goddamn stupid to reply with anything more than a cliched and unfunny insult I last heard in sixth grade, then kindly shut your dumbass up. If you actually think up of anything to say about the actual anime, and what you like about it, consider posting again.

But seeing as how you're an idiot, I doubt it.

Focus

Two more!

Overrated-Trigun Not funny at all, and an unsympathetic, stupid main character.

Underrated-Oddly enough, Initial D First Stage. There's a lot more to the first season than just cool street racing; it's an inspiring story about a loser with no real aspirations in life finding something that he excels at and loves, and gradually focusing more and more of himself to improve in that area.


Because you said so much about Princess Mononoke to justify your stance on the rating, emirite?

You said a bunch of stuff about how you rate anime on a general note and didn't explain exactly how or why it applies to Princess Mononoke. Why does the story deserve a 1? It has more of a plot than Samurai Champloo and yet you gave that a 10.
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Because you said so much about Princess Mononoke to justify your stance on the rating, emirite?

You said a bunch of stuff about how you rate anime on a general note and didn't explain exactly how or why it applies to Princess Mononoke. Why does the story deserve a 1? It has more of a plot than Samurai Champloo and yet you gave that a 10.


This topic is called "Most Overrated/Underrated Anime", its purpose being a thread for those who have unpopular opinions about certain anime. I'm not trying to convince you or anyone else that Princess Monoke is terrible, but I did post two pretty damn long posts on the last page EXPLAINING why I felt this way when someone asked me.

Now, at this point, there are three things you can do;

1. Actually READ those posts, and tell me what you disagree with.
2. Explain what YOU LIKED about the anime.
3. Continue being an arrogant, dismissive jackass trying to impose his views on what is "good" and what is "bad" to others.

My money's on number 3, but hey, I've been wrong before.
 
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I definitely have to agree with Lucky Star being overrated... and many may give me evil thoughts since I only saw two episodes. However, I tried to watch that stupid show 3 times because it was so highly rated and every single time I about smashed my computer screen.

And for underrated I would say Bokura ga Ita, which was a really well done shoujo anime. The art was fantastically done.


 
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This topic is called "Most Overrated/Underrated Anime", its purpose being a thread for those who have unpopular opinions about certain anime. I'm not trying to convince you or anyone else that Princess Monoke is terrible, but I did post two pretty damn long posts on the last page EXPLAINING why I felt this way when someone asked me.

Now, at this point, there are three things you can do;

1. Actually READ those posts, and tell me what you disagree with.
2. Explain what YOU LIKED about the anime.
3. Continue being an arrogant, dismissive jackass trying to impose his views on what is "good" and what is "bad" to others.

My money's on number 3, but hey, I've been wrong before.


And let me say something first. Just because you didn't like something doesn't make it overrated. You might not've enjoyed it but the truth is it could very well deserve its praise and approval.

You're right, this topic is called "Most Overrated/Underrated Anime." It's not called "which anime I absolutely despise and hate" (there is probably another thread for that). It's not called "which anime is overrated based on my personal biases." It's not the "anime you hate but everyone else likes" thread.

It's about what anime the general consensus has rated higher than it should be. Just because something didn't make the cut by your own system of rating doesn't mean such a result is applicable to how the anime is perceived by the general public.

I would've been fine if you marched into this topic and said "Princess Mononoke is overrated." It might just be since some regard it as Miyazaki's best work. It's because you came into this topic and brought it up with the support that you gave it a 1/10 and thought that your own rating and perception of how anime should be rated meant that it's overrated by the public standard without any detailed support.

When you say something is overrated, you're obviously responding to a pre-established rating. Why you're saying something is overrated when you're applying an entirely different rating system that's irrelevant to the rating that you're responding to is beyond me. That's not an issue with it being overrated. That's purely an issue with you hating it.

And I did read what you wrote even before my first post. Taking your very own wording, "I realize that's not giving specific details, and if you really care, I can elaborate on all the things I hated about "Princess Mononke", and then some." You merely stated your general view on anime, broad and generalized criticism of Princess Mononoke you could force upon other things within your list you did not give 1s to, and not the specifics for what you hated about the movie. You never explained how it had a non-existent plot or idiotic characters.

Hey, I could walk into a topic like this and trash a anime that's considered by many a classic work, pull out the "this is my opinion, don't hate me" card, and you know what? I wouldn't be surprised or put off when the inevitable flames arrive.


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Its like someone going into a music forum and saying The Beatles are overrated, and he's given them 1 out of 10, but Eminem 10/10.

Its just like that!
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ShaolinRibiero said:
Brian33 said:
Because you said so much about Princess Mononoke to justify your stance on the rating, emirite?

You said a bunch of stuff about how you rate anime on a general note and didn't explain exactly how or why it applies to Princess Mononoke. Why does the story deserve a 1? It has more of a plot than Samurai Champloo and yet you gave that a 10.


This topic is called "Most Overrated/Underrated Anime", its purpose being a thread for those who have unpopular opinions about certain anime. I'm not trying to convince you or anyone else that Princess Monoke is terrible, but I did post two pretty damn long posts on the last page EXPLAINING why I felt this way when someone asked me.

Now, at this point, there are three things you can do;

1. Actually READ those posts, and tell me what you disagree with.
2. Explain what YOU LIKED about the anime.
3. Continue being an arrogant, dismissive jackass trying to impose his views on what is "good" and what is "bad" to others.

My money's on number 3, but hey, I've been wrong before.


Somebody needs to chill...
 
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Overated:
INU YASHA (arrrgh, PET PEEVE! And i have seen it all so i can honestly say what a massive dissapointment that series was.)
naruto
DBZ
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gundam stuff

Can't really think of any underated atm. o_O
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Brian333 said:

More pointless attempts to convince everyone that I'm the smartest, and my personal opinion on anime should be shared by everyone, God damn it!


Heh, I was right about it being number 3! That's also a lot easier than actually writing a post about what you LIKED about the movie, or what statement in posts 187 and 191 you disagree with. In that case, you'd have to use your brain, and produce some cogent arguments.

And yeah, in my view, it was that terrible, as I already noted. Repeating myself yet again, this topic is made for unpopular opinions. You randomly came into this topic and started arguing with my unpopular opinion, despite me offering plenty of explanation.

I guess some people are so damn insecure and arrogant that they consider themselves the arbiters and final judges on what is good and awesome, and what is bad, and have to change everyone's opinion to the same.

Well, if you're really that damn persistent, why not spend a little time making an actual argument about the title, instead of comparing Studio Ghibli to the Beatles (yeah, I know that was someone else who thinks they're incredibly smart), or more off-topic meandering?

Or are you just scared that perhaps your arguments won't hold up in an actual discussion?

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Actually, if any of you want to seriously discuss this further, send it to private message, or post it on my panel, or whatever. This is becoming a bit of an off-topic mess.
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ShaolinRibiero you have yet to explain why Princess Mononoke deserves the lowest possible rating you could possibly give an anime. You've spouted vague complaints, nothing to actually substantiate your extreme and baseless view of the anime that the vast majority of the world heralds as a classic of the anime medium.

Now, based on the fact that the majority of the world acknowledges the anime in this way, you could counter with the 'overrated' label, but what is it over-rated in exactly? The Beatles is a prime example of a media product that is near universally praised and could never be overrated, and for a reason. Princess Mononoke is near universally praised for a reason too, many reasons actually. You've yet to give us a single damn reason why it should be given the lowest rating ever and why its overrated.

This is an ever-spiralling-out-of-control debate because the view of the world is that its a fine anime, based on criteria that critics, and regular folk like us, go by when watching a moving image, you know stuff like direction, story, etc. You cant simply toss a 'overrated' label at something because its popular, thats not how it works.

Now, if you can demonstrate to us that you know the difference between what makes a moving image (film, anime, etc) good, and what makes it bad, then maybe we can begin to start to take you seriously. You dont need lots of college degrees and shit for this, you just need lots of common sense and a sprinkling of taste.

Here's a random point we can start from:

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non-existent or wafer-thin plot, lack of anything exciting, un-relatable and idiotic characters and event


Mononoke has a plot heavy with symbolism, subtext, metaphor, relevenace to our world and society, its exciting with plenty of action and drama, and its characters are relatable in that they show emotion and intelligence in the face of great threats to their way of living, its a parable for our times. Perhaps you watched a shitty dub or something, or were high on drugs at the time of viewing?

We're not the arbiters of what is good and bad, the aribters are criteria that have been slowly formulated over time, and its fuelled by what I mentioned earlier: common sense, and also an understanding of the criteria, why some narratives are better handled than others, why some direction is better than others, how you can interweave themes into a story that make it grand and not hackneyed, etc.

Maybe you dont understand what 'overrated' means?


Edit Actually, if any of you want to seriously discuss this further, send it to private message, or post it on my panel, or whatever. This is becoming a bit of an off-topic mess.


Nah, I think this is as on topic as it gets, I'm tired of seeing non-replies in this thread. We're discussing the very meaning of the word overrated here!

Although I'm too tired to reply anymore about this particular debate over Mononoke. :|
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So, I put my opening post and all your cheap insults behind me and ask you to explain why it's overrated and you continue to dodge the issue?

And why am I the one that has to bring up what I liked about Princess Mononoke? You're the one that came in here and said it was overrated by public standards and deserving of the worst possible score you could give an anime without giving any proper support. Somehow, I'm the one that's obligated to explain myself? What type of logic is that?

Plenty of explanation? You haven't said anything definitive about Princess Mononoke. You gave us a couple very generalized and broad criticisms that I said could be applied to numerous anime on your list that you didn't give 1s to.

This thread is on the anime DISCUSSION forum. If it was limited to single letter responses, it would've been moved to spam. If anything, I think quite a few people who've posted in this topic are quite interested in hearing how you're going to justify your claims.

And I'd really like to echo a lot of Cihan's sentiments but his post is right there so whatever.

And I'm not budging from the stance I held in my previous post.

Like I said, when you say something is overrated, you're responding to the rating system of someone else. You're effectively say that it's rated too highly on the scale that it's rated by. It makes no sense to say something is rated too highly by another scale and then try and justify why it should be a lower score with a different scale. Context and relevance are key in using the term overrated.

Like I said, just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's overrated.


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Overrated: Elfen Lied, Minami-ke
Underrated: Manabi Straight
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Underrated: Paranoia Agent
 
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Overrated: Naruto, Death Note, Inuyasha, The melancholy of haruhi Suzumyia and Lucky star

Underrated: Gintama,
 
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I don't think anime like Naruto, DBZ, or Inuyasha are over-rated, just extremely popular. I also think that people who really, really like those anime have only seen those anime, so their opinion shouldn't really count by default (btw, I like these shows, I only recognize there is better out there).

Over-rated: Elfen Lied, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Code Geass
Under-rated: Don't know. >.< Every anime I've seen has received it's fair share of respect.
 
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nerva said:
I don't think anime like Naruto, DBZ, or Inuyasha are over-rated, just extremely popular. I also think that people who really, really like those anime have only seen those anime, so their opinion shouldn't really count by default (btw, I like these shows, I only recognize there is better out there).

Bingo, you nailed it. I like Naruto, but I know that there are much better out there.
Overrated: I don't know, I haven't seen most of the shows people are saying are overrated and underrated, and I haven't watched a lot of anime
Underrated: Afro Samurai.
 
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Overrated: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Underrated: Uh... Damekko Doubutsu? o_O
 
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Cihan said:
ShaolinRibiero you have yet to explain why Princess Mononoke deserves the lowest possible rating you could possibly give an anime. You've spouted vague complaints, nothing to actually substantiate your extreme and baseless view of the anime that the vast majority of the world heralds as a classic of the anime medium.


I was on vacation for a few days, but I'm back, and thankfully, the topic hasn't moved too much since then.

Very well; while it's a bit of a waste of time, I do enjoy talking movies a lot, and I'm cool with writing up a VERY long, extensive, concrete review of everything I hated in that God-awful "movie" (and I use that term very loosely).

However, since you are so passionate about this, I'd like you to do the same; tell me what you liked about it.

Deal?

Cihan said:

Now, based on the fact that the majority of the world acknowledges the anime in this way, you could counter with the 'overrated' label, but what is it over-rated in exactly? The Beatles is a prime example of a media product that is near universally praised and could never be overrated, and for a reason. Princess Mononoke is near universally praised for a reason too, many reasons actually. You've yet to give us a single damn reason why it should be given the lowest rating ever and why its overrated.


I already mentioned the main reasons; idiotic characters, unreasonable events, a wafer-thing story, and extremely heavy-handed preaching. While I didn't discuss the actual events in the anime that brought me to this conclusion, they're reasonable ones, and ones which you have been unable to disprove.

I'm also very glad you brought up your Beatles analogy again.

If someone asked me what is so great about the Beatles' music and why they're so important, it would be easy, despite music being much harder to describe and critique than movies.

Yet, you and Brian33 have been unable to do the same about "Princess Monoke". That makes your position look weak.

And one last thing; even more people loved "Titanic" and "Star Wars Episode 3" (most recent one) than "Princess Monoke", but both of those suck too, and I have no problem typing that.

If you're so easily influenced by what the majority says or thinks, I'm surprised you're an anime fan to begin with.
 
Aug 5, 2008 2:09 PM

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The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is extremly overrated in my eyes >.<
 
Aug 5, 2008 2:21 PM

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Over-rated: Code Geass
Under-rated: Dennou Coil
 
Aug 5, 2008 2:30 PM
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This thread is obviously a plot to destroy the friendly community we have here at MAL. It started out fun, but as soon as people started taking this thread too seriously, all hell broke loose. I don't want to see everyone hating one another over a bias review that they read--especially over the damn internet.

Overrated - Bleach
Underrated - The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
 
Aug 5, 2008 3:15 PM

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This thread is going nowhere fast.......

Underrated/overrated just doesn't mean how much the scores people have rated the anime. It also could mean the amount of fanclubs/discussion boards/fanlistings for a series or how much people have seen it.

I don't know what the most overrated anime is, but I do know one anime series that is really underrated: Future GPX Cyber Formula (the series). The series is very popular in Japan and other parts of Asia, but here in the US, the fanbase in pretty nonexistant. Not many of them seen and/or heard of it.
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Overrated: Naruto, Lucky Star (Just a bit, even though I'm a fan.. Azumanga is much better I think), maybe Death Note.
Underrated: Kamisama Kazoku.. maybe.
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