Unpopular Anime Opinions

Discussion in 'General Anime Discussion' started by ZetsubouKaiji, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Gozza

    Gozza Well-Known Member

    The horror and slasher genre are indeed a joke...

    Shiki, as goofy as it looks, is one of the few shows that's kind of carrying the horror genre on its back. I struggled in the beginning as well with the way the characters looked and you kinda get used to it... It even starts off extremely goofy but the show gets pretty impressive once it gets going.

    It's one of those shows that literally uses an entire town as its playground, just for that reason alone it's worth a watch. I think the main idea behind the funky character design is to make sure you recognize characters, making it impossible to forget who is who and to keep track of who is a Shiki and who isn't. It's a pretty big cast where every character gets their time to shine.

    I love my gorgeous and well animated art... I would still find it hard to recommend it due to the way the characters look. In general, anime likes to go for their power ranger color designs and I agree it just really doesn't fit the horror genre. Same goes for Devilman Crybaby and Higurashi When they Cry's first season. I think Boogiepop is a show that still falls under the horror genre and specially the first few episodes were tough to follow since all the characters looked the same which was a turn off for a lot of people as well.
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  2. FunkyTime

    FunkyTime Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is just me, but when it comes to anime horror I'm more about what actually happens to the characters rather than how it looks. That's why something like
    1997 Berserk's ending really gets to me (that show is not horror on a whole, but the finale is). It's not about the artstyle or how well animated it is. It's about the content.
    That's what I get out of horror anime at least.
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  3. RascaI

    RascaI Well-Known Member

    I dunno. In an animated medium, the visuals are the most important, and that includes what's presented sure, but without good visuals it's pretty meaningless. Why not just have a written creepypasta in that case? Animated horror is either really pretty/well presented or it's just lame, for me. Probably why mononoke is one of my favorites. It has the spooks and the creeps but it's amazing to look at and the visuals are the closest animated horror has ever gotten to its true potential.
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  4. DelaneyKiri

    DelaneyKiri Member

    I wouldn't use the word goofy, but I get what you're saying. The animation is notoriously creepy. Give it a shot. I promise you won't be disappointed.
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  5. FunkyTime

    FunkyTime Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. I guess it just doesn't matter as much to me.
    *edit* Also, don't forget about sound. Say about Higurashi's animation what you want, but that soundtrack is fantastic in my eyes.
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  6. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Jun 13, 2019
    Let's just say this isn't the creepiest looking guy ever
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  7. DelaneyKiri

    DelaneyKiri Member

    Lmfao! Masao is my favorite character in the show, lol. I mean not only is he voiced by Todd Haberkorn but he is so funny it's ridiculous.
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  8. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on Jun 13, 2019
    I haven't seen the show yet and I already love him. He looks so out of place in a cast of the silly-haired characters that it's a funny.
  9. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    You'll love him guaranteed, just like how you love Shinji from Fate Stay night.
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  10. otakode

    otakode Member

    I think Overlord is a very overrated anime. I got bored halfway through the first season, and I haven't watched any of the other seasons. I never felt any tension or reason to care for Ainz or his friends. They're all the most powerful beings in his world already. There are no tough challenges to surpass or anything like that. The concept of taking over a land should've been a very easy one to cover. There are already some very good conquest stories out there. They could've taken examples from any of them, and yet they still managed to fuck it up. Ainz isn't a likable character and half the time I want him to lose. The way they beat every single rival with "oh Ainz is just too powerful" is almost as bad as some 12 year old's Sonic fan fiction.
    I've heard the LN is pretty good because it focuses more on the world building (something the anime barely did), but I'm honestly just not feeling any desire to read it. The anime already sucked out any hopes I had for this story being good.

    Feel free to debate me. And just to be clear, this is my personal opinion. If you like Overlord, good for you!
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  11. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    This ain't the "Please sell me on..." thread. I'm not interested.
  12. DelaneyKiri

    DelaneyKiri Member

    Ok, but you're missing out. :)
  13. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    This is redneck we're talking about. Once he's dug his heels in there's not much point in trying to convince him. I doubt the slow burn story would be much to his taste anyway.
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  14. DelaneyKiri

    DelaneyKiri Member

    Lol, I went to his page and looked at his 'dropped' anime. I saw Another there and I fell out of my chair. That show is slower than Shiki so I understand why he dropped that one.
  15. Nicknames

    Nicknames Database Moderator

    Yet it still pales in comparison of Berserk 2016/2017's animation. That's the very definition of true horror
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  16. FunkyTime

    FunkyTime Well-Known Member

    That's why I always refer to Berserk as Berserk 1997. I don't want to be associated with that crap. I know I just made a case for lackluster animation, but I have my limits too.
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  17. PreciousEgg

    PreciousEgg Well-Known Member

    UAO: I don't think SAO is as bad as people make it out to be. Sure, SAO is bad, but I've seen far worse stuff lol
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  18. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I don't think anyone thinks SAO is the worst. Just that negative opinions of it got magnified because it was so popular when it first aired. Seemed like anyone barely cared about it when all the other seasons aired so I'd say it all balanced out in the end.
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  19. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    The only thing that annoys me about the SAO franchise is the author's constant use of sexual assault. At least he's fairly admitted how horrible it is. That takes balls to do for an author.
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  20. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    It's a too common problem in media. Some authors think the only non-fatal peril you can put women in is sexual assault. It's not that sexual assault is a terrible story telling device, but it's almost always used to make us cheer on the main male character to grow and save the victim leaving the female character in a powerless position.
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