If your taste does not match my ratings, we are happy to talk about it and possibly find new views. Discussions are always possible. I already have enough salt at home, so I can do it without more.
I'm 25 years old at the moment (God help me) and have been watching anime since I was 10. I wouldn't consider myself an anime fan as I have no real passion for it. I enjoy anime as much as I enjoy regular movies and series. Unless it's ecchi anime, then I'm dying a bit inside. My taste has changed significantly over the years. I used to really celebrate every anime and give out 10 * reviews like chewing gum at school. I am now much more critical of reviews. However, I am not an elitist and do not give bad reviews just because a work has enormous hype. I just try to analyze it as objectively as possible, as far as I can.
I also rate works according to their genre. You can't ask a comedy to have a story or depth of character. One has to take this into account. There are many people who simply rate comedy anime 3/10 and say it has no story or characters. It's like looking for hot peppers in a strawberry cake, it just doesn't exist.
I just write reviews as a kind of hobby, I kind of enjoy it and I've been doing it for years. As soon as I have finished a work, I analyze it for positive and negative aspects and evaluate it accordingly. The ratings are therefore not predominantly 1: 1 my actual taste. There were works that I rated well but didn't particularly like. Or works that I saw as my personal preferences and still had to give them a low rating due to the quality.
Likewise, I don't think that an anime is automatically bad just because its ratings don't blow up.
My evaluation standards are currently as follows -
1⭐There is no excuse for such a result. Series that are this bad don't have a point worth mentioning and shouldn't exist.
2⭐It's bad, but not the lowest point one could have reached.
3⭐Waste of time, disappointing and weak. Still kind of watchable under certain circumstances.
4⭐ These series are not conditionally bad, they don't have enough strengths to be average. It's not the best you'll watch, but it's not the worst.
5⭐ Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. The strengths and weaknesses of a show are almost evenly matched, which means you could definitely dare to give it a chance.
6⭐An above-average experience that definitely stands out from the rest. You can clearly perceive the difference once you set a certain average.
7⭐Series you definitely have to see, despite flaws and weaknesses, they excelled in many aspects and achieved good results.
8⭐Without much exaggeration, this is the cut you would really expect, but very rarely achieved. Series this good were made by the most capable or creative authors.
9⭐ Series like this are at the top of their genre and represent practically the best possible results in every possible area. They are, unfortunately, a massive rarity.
10⭐There are no flawless and perfect series, manga or games. But you really can get close enough to perfection.
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So I went into AOT either looking at another solid fun show or perhaps and even better another home run like HxH or FMAB. Instead I found something found boring. Also I find most the Fate shows at least quality in terms of animation, and enjoyable in all other areas for me subjectively.
You can like the show, I didn't. I don't see the issue here.
The reason why it was disappointing was because I went in expecting a great show given it massive hype, huge fanbase and rave reviews. So it was disappointing when I found a middling show, and I'm the kind of guy who prioritizes character and story.
I hope this clears my position up.
But the stories are for me a lot better, and the characters more interesting plus death has more meaning that in AOT.
It's kind of pathetic really.
It is like a Shounen story but made into a fantasy light novel (And even though it is finished, it has many grammar mistakes for now :/ We are testing how the story unfolds for the first 15 episodes so that people see how it works out and what is the initial idea.).
I just wanted to hear your opinion about it, and see what would you like in the story, and what potentially could be flagged as "bad".
But if you don't have the time, I would understand. You can just see this as a greeting.
Hope you have a great day.
There are good shows out there, shows that I'm sure you'll enjoy, you just have to stop watching the new seasons of show you hate and try to watch a show you'll end up liking by researching about the show you are about to watch.
I'm sure you can do way more important stuff in your life or watch way better form of entertainment medium other than anime rather than watching terrible anime. That way, probability of you regretting over lost time will be low and you'll have something memorable to remember about the time.
You don't have to watch all content of the series. If you are watching anime as a means to entertainment, then you need to start dropping shows. Otherwise it'll be a chore. Or... are you secretly a masochist who loves to continually watching terrible shows.
For the sake of your own mental health, START DROPPING SHOWS YOU HATE AND DON'T WATCH ALL OF IT'S CONTENT!
I wasn't aware of the current "war" between FMAB and Oshi no Ko fans. My review was not intended to participate in or fuel this conflict. I evaluated both shows independently based on their individual merits, not in comparison to each other or as part of any fandom rivalry.
I appreciate your concern about perceived intentional downvoting. It's not fair to any show or its creators. However, I want to reiterate that my ratings were not influenced by such motives. It was my honest assessment of my experience with FMAB.
I agree that no series should be blamed for the behavior of its fans, and I also believe that every show, no matter how popular or acclaimed, is open to criticism.
I hope this clarifies things. I appreciate your engagement, and I'm glad we can discuss our differing views respectfully.
My review was based on my personal viewing experience and was not influenced by the show's popularity or a desire to be controversial. I understand that my opinion differs from the majority, and I respect your right to disagree with my assessment.
As for your comments about my choice of words, I believe it's essential to articulate my thoughts as clearly and thoroughly as possible when writing a review. If my language came off as overly complex or pretentious, I apologize. That was not my intention.
Finally, I want to clarify that I do not believe in downvoting shows for the sake of it, and I certainly did not do that with FMAB. My rating reflected my honest opinion of the show, based on the issues I found with its narrative, character development, and other elements.
I hope we can continue to discuss our differing viewpoints respectfully.
I need to go through my scorings again, lol.
But there is a difference though. One is trying to at least have a sense of realism in tone, the other does not.
And it is not just an adult drinking breast milk. It was just the final nail in the coffin for me.
It may as well have been the point that the main character feels salty that she got pregnant.
And I get why the story does this, I already went in knowing the point this show is trying to make. But I just couldn't bother to watch it longer.