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Sep 10, 2011 7:33 PM

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Just post the last anime you were looking forward to, but ended up falling flat.
And perhaps, why was it disappointing?


Mine was Kobato:

The vibrant cover art here lured me, and the first episode had me reeling. The main girl piques an interest straight away with her genuine naïveté, bordering on the clueless-yet-bright Chobits / Kure-nai archetype. With the charming first episode, I anticipated watching her travel around, meet lots of people, experience the world raw through her naïve perspective, etc.

Nope. While Kobato certainly keeps most of her charm, she merely ends up settling down in the middle of nowhere, working for free in some uselessly dull Kindergarten, interacting with the same handful of people, routinely chewed out by an irritating stuffed doll. A whole lot of nothing happens. The biggest plot event? Oh noes, we might have to close down a Kindergarten...

It's just sad watching such a fresh and interesting protagonist wasting away on such a bland plot.
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Sep 10, 2011 7:36 PM

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Gantz Anime second season failed to explain anything especially last 3-5 episodes...would have been better of if everyone lived in the end.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 7:47 PM

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Also a Clamp series, Blood-C. Fukken horrible lead is my main issue with it.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:03 PM

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Reading Negima's manga and reflecting on the anime.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:06 PM

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Blood-C was pretty damn terrible, although entertaining because of how bad it was.

No.6, whilst good, could be a whole lot better if it was better paced. It had a lot more potential than what's it's using.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:10 PM

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Reading Negima's manga and reflecting on the anime.


Lol, there is a big difference between the two. Especially the art. I would highly recommend you not watch "Mahou Sensei Negima", just watch "Negima!?", the one by Shaft, even though it has it's own original story from the Manga, it's far superior in story and art to the original Anime. Then you can move onto the OVA's and Specials which do follow the Manga, which is also done by Shaft.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:11 PM

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steins gate- it's on the hype train and i dislike it. Main character ruins entire show, and the show isn't that good either. It's gets really boring on the latest episodes. So glad there's only 1 episode left. I should have drop it sooner.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:13 PM

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Tiger & Bunny. Barnaby "Bunny" Brooks Jr. kept pissing me off, so I dropped the show at episode 6.
 
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Sep 10, 2011 8:29 PM

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Blood C


Eigi man ek þá lǫg jómsvikinga ef ek kviði við bana eða mæla ek æðruorð. Eitt sinn skal hverr deyja
 
Sep 10, 2011 8:35 PM

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Ao No Exorcist. What I thought will be the best show this summer is actually just a collection of stereotype characters in a typical plot. I must admit though, it has the best OST this summer.

The new Hunter X Hunter. Disappointed by the fact that it'll only run for 45+ episodes. I don't know how they'll work it out when the old one had 62 episodes(not including the OVA). Alright, there's still hope on the "+" but I'm not sure if I should count on that.
 
Sep 10, 2011 8:38 PM

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Toaru Majutsu no Index II. I just don't really feel like watching it.
 
Sep 10, 2011 8:46 PM

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Ao no Exorcist. Just keeps getting worse by the episode, and it diverging from the manga isn't very appealing to me either.

Blood-C. Do I really need to explain my reasons?
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:11 PM

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Ao no Exorcist, just because it is changing so much from the manga and just dragging out with random small arcs now...

Blood-C was good enough in the first episode but seriously just sucks now.

And probably Kuroshitsuji, I started watching it because a lot of people like it and it has a good score on MAL, but it is seriously not what I was expecting, I was wanting something MUCH better. I don't particularly like the show so far...
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:25 PM

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Durarara!!

Even Infinite Stratos had a more complex plot.....
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:34 PM

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Kanzaki_H_Aria said:
Durarara!!

Even Infinite Stratos had a more complex plot.....


say what?
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Sep 10, 2011 9:34 PM

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AirStyles said:
Kanzaki_H_Aria said:
Durarara!!

Even Infinite Stratos had a more complex plot.....


say what?
...I don't know either.
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:40 PM

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Gundam 00 Movie
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:45 PM

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Blood-C I wasn't expecting much, but not even the Clamp fanboys want to defend what it's devolved into now.

And last season there was C. I don't know why, but I was expecting moe and economics or at least some yayifications. All I got was tsundere and shounenshit. Oh, yeah, and some shitty CGI.
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:47 PM

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And last season there was C. I don't know why, but I was expecting moe and economics or at least some yayifications. All I got was tsundere and shounenshit. Oh, yeah, and some shitty CGI.


Oh yea, I completely forgot about that.
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:48 PM

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Gundam 00 Movie

Agreed. The ending was terrible.
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:53 PM

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notsureifsrs said:
AirStyles said:
Kanzaki_H_Aria said:
Durarara!!

Even Infinite Stratos had a more complex plot.....


say what?
...I don't know either.


0 plot development.

My friend got me into watching the first few episodes and I said that there was no character development. She said watch it for the "art"...

Other than the eye candy there is nothing to it.
 
Sep 10, 2011 9:57 PM
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tenjou tenge-after watching the first few eps of ass kicking and big titties, i was eager for more. To my disappointment, the series completely changed soon. the show was suddenly taken up by a humongous flashback, and the main characters didnt even appearfor 3/4 of the series. tht really annoyed me because i liked the main characters and i thought it had been pointless to have shown them if they werent even going to appear in the anime. they finally appeared in the last episode and did something significant.

the flashback was quite entertaining, but i was disappointed as how the main characters had created a lot of hype, but done nothing
 
Sep 10, 2011 10:09 PM

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DrHouse said:
Oh, yeah, and some shitty CGI.


Don't forget the overall QUALITY animation



Both C and Blood-C were very disappointing for me this year, but what first comes to mind was that infamous ending of the Usagi Drop manga. I found it to be so dumb that I removed both the anime and the manga from my list altogether.

Also what's very disappointing for me at the moment is what they are doing with Kaiji , while the show is being generally very good, they drag on with the pachinko arc with 5 or so episodes in which nothing significant happens.
 
Sep 10, 2011 11:50 PM

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mayo chiki and r-15
i thought ecchi would be a bit more interesting ┐(´ー`)┌
 
Sep 11, 2011 1:01 AM

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Out of this seasons anime Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!, No 6 and Blood-C.
 
Sep 11, 2011 1:17 AM

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Kanzaki_H_Aria said:
0 plot development.

My friend got me into watching the first few episodes and I said that there was no character development. She said watch it for the "art"...

Other than the eye candy there is nothing to it.
Nonsense. Are you absolutely certain you understand what any of those terms mean?

As for me, I was disappointed in Mayo Chiki!. A remarkable feat, considering my low expectations. How fucking hard can it be to get an average romcom going with a reverse trap butler and a sadistic lady? It should be common sense to focus on those two characters, not some unnecessary tsundere that was tacked on just for the sake of making it a harem. And if they had to go down that road, they could've at least added a bit of novelty by giving the harem to Subaru while the guy just got some fringe benefits out of being the only male in it.
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Sep 11, 2011 1:23 AM

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I actually liked Durarara, not very complex series but nice plot and characters...
 
Sep 11, 2011 1:45 AM

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Ro-Kyu-Bu! These girls are walking irritants. Tomoka is slightly more tolerable than the rest but get her together with the other four girls and stupid just starts gushing out of their mouths.
Like, seriously, stick a Colt .44 to my temple and plaster the wall with my gray matter.
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Sep 11, 2011 1:53 AM

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Blood C, I guess... I mean, I didn't expect that much, you know, to become one of the best things I ever watched, but the series is quite a disappointment... I mean, there's no character development and there's no story at all... and everything goes to slow... I mean, I'd understand if the anime would have 50+ episodes, but it will have 12... 3 more episodes to go and almost nothing important happened... (SPOILER-except that Saya's friends died, but she didn't make such a fuss over it...)...
I don't like No. 6 and Sacred Seven too much either, and I loved the first 2-3 episodes and I thought both series are promising... looks like I was wrong... just my opinion xD
 
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Copihan - just simply weird.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! - worse than 1st season. I didn't like what I was watching in the middle of the series.

Steins;Gate - I heard good comments about the anime, but (as I marathoning this series now) somehow I don't like it!! (personally only good thing about it is Rika, and Mayuri annoys me. At a point in the series all Okabe do is to save Mayuri! I feel indifferent about Kurusu)

Mawaru Penguindrum - I heard that the theme songs are epic, but they were not that awesome. And the anime (according to first ep. I tried) is weird.
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Sep 11, 2011 3:46 AM

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Blood c terrible, nothing worst i could watch
Sacred seven: terrible plot action and character development, slighter better than blood c
Ro kiu bu: boring
No. 6: had potential to be better
 
Sep 11, 2011 3:52 AM

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Everyone was bigging it up to be the next Aria and yeah...not even close.
 
Sep 11, 2011 3:57 AM
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Ano Hana
I found expecting something better but all I got was melodramatic teens crying at the drop of a hat.Try being a bit more subtle ehh!!
 
Sep 11, 2011 4:03 AM

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gintama, i was expecting more from the top ranked anime

its not *thaat* bad but its far not the best ive seen, still, i have a long way to go so this may change in future but even if my opinion overall changes it wont change that from 100 episodes barely 20-~ish were good
lots of music -
 
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Ao no Exorcist, just because it is changing so much from the manga and just dragging out with random small arcs now...


This : /
 
Sep 11, 2011 6:07 AM

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Ao no Exorcist. Series is getting extremely boring and tedious.

this! dropped it after 8? eps.
 
Sep 11, 2011 6:13 AM

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Claymore, i expected more
 
Sep 11, 2011 6:16 AM

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gintama, i was expecting more from the top ranked anime

its not *thaat* bad but its far not the best ive seen, still, i have a long way to go so this may change in future but even if my opinion overall changes it wont change that from 100 episodes barely 20-~ish were good

My thoughts exactly.

I'd also say Lovely Complex.

The whole 1st episode was pretty good, but the ending disappointed me.

The "race" thing is kinda stupid.
 
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LolitaDecay said:
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Everyone was bigging it up to be the next Aria and yeah...not even close.

This. Also Steins;Gate started to go downhill too. The only interesting parts for awhile have been with the cliffhanger endings. Suspense has been mostly lost. Ro-kyu-bu aka loli basketball was good up until they dropped the basketball.

Haven't really been disappointed with the rest since they either lived up to the expectations or didn't have any to begin with.
 
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R-15, Takuto chose



Hanasaku Iroha is becoming average fast.

IDex said:
LolitaDecay said:
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Everyone was bigging it up to be the next Aria and yeah...not even close.

This. Also Steins;Gate started to go downhill too. The only interesting parts for awhile have been with the cliffhanger endings. Suspense has been mostly lost. Ro-kyu-bu aka loli basketball was good up until they dropped the basketball.

Haven't really been disappointed with the rest since they either lived up to the expectations or didn't have any to begin with.


The basketball has came back in Ro-Kyu-Bu, check next ep.


 
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This...



and this...

 
Sep 11, 2011 8:08 AM

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Nichijou is starting to get really boring...
 
Sep 11, 2011 9:28 AM

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just tried to watch d.grey man. just wasnt my thing, even though so many people suggested it to me.they told me to give it a chance, even if the begging is slow. i gave it 20 episodes, and i still didnt like it.
 
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just tried to watch d.grey man. just wasnt my thing, even though so many people suggested it to me.they told me to give it a chance, even if the begging is slow. i gave it 20 episodes, and i still didnt like it.


It actually starts to get better after the first 20 episodes. Big shounen series always start a little slow.

Anyway for me last disappointment was Blood-C. I expected better from the Blood franchise but falling into Clamps hands was a disaster.
 
Sep 11, 2011 10:10 AM

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lol i watch blood c for the comments on Niconico thanks to them the show ends up funny...

a dark rabbit has seven lives is realy sucking too....



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Sep 11, 2011 1:05 PM

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School days.

The lack of character development in that show was almost scary.
 
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I'm starting to lose interest in A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives (forgot the japanese title but this is easier for me to remember). I like this series but too fan service-y.
Also, Blood-C, Ro-Kyu-Bu (not a huge fan of sports anime), and R-15.
 
Sep 11, 2011 1:56 PM
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Toradora. watched it because of its popularity as a romance anime to find a pile of cliches and characters with really fake personalities.
 
Sep 11, 2011 2:05 PM

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I really thought Dantalian no Shoka would end up being the best of the season. IT WASN'T.

Also, I'm watching the first season of Working!, and even if you ignore Inami, it isn't as good as people have been saying.
 
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IDOLM@STER is getting boring. Hanasaku Iroha as well.

Nichijou turned out to be more pervy than I had thought.
 
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