My expectations weren't that high to begin with, but even those couldn't be met. If J.C. Staff had refrained from some of the distasteful MILF-type content, then this series would've been just bland, instead of a low-quality, bland failure.
Solid reviews on A-P and from other anime critics, a solid four star A-P rating, and an interesting premise ultimately could not save the show from overall disappointment. Most of the story arcs are in two part episodes. Only two or three of those arcs were thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. However, they were only subtlely related to each other, which I think was a personal criticism for me.
In the exact opposite fashion, where as I had low expectations for Kamisama Kiss, I had high hopes for the 2nd season. The first season was an unexpected and pleasant surprise, where as the 2nd season was a slight disappointment. It's not bad, just disappointing. I really enjoyed the relationship and unique chemistry that Nanami and Tomoe shared. Unfortunately, that magic has changed direction; some good, more bad though.
It had a strong start through the first six epsidoes, then it becomes weaker and somewhat confusing in the middle, finishing with a huge incomplete cliffhanger ending. Not a bad series per say, but you clearly have to read the manga in order for the story to come to its conclusion. The strong start was its ultimate downfall to make this list.
A highly praised and critically positive reviewed series that ended up going absolutely no where in terms of plot. It was still relatively entertaining, but a big disappointment none-the-less.
The series started off very good, but as it progressed the plot and interest level regressed. It is not a bad series, just a mediocre one that had much more potential that it failed to life up to. Addtionally, the DVD Special Demon of the Opium Den was an absolute waste of time that had zero relevance to anything in the series.
I gave it six episodes and just could not get into it. The plot is unique but boring. Plus, the art style is a personal turn off to the series. Not the best from studio GONZO.
The Asterisk War was OK and turned out as expected. So I thought The Asterisk War (2016) would be better since A-1 Pictures had a chance to improve upon the first season. However, it didn't turn out that way. It started off in the right direction, then it's as if the anime jumped off a cliff halfway through the season. It was bad...really really bad; a huge disappointment, which says quite a bit since I wasn't going out of my way to watch the second season.
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It's funny and humorous in small doses, but even then there's really not much substance to this. It's not awful, but it was still a disappointing let down.
Looked and sounded relatively cool. Then after watching just a handful of episodes, I came to realize that it is absolutely awful. I even wrote a >review< about it just to warn people of what to expect.