Don't Recommend Me an Anime

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Any of the ultra popular stuff, namely Sword Art Online, Bleach, and Naruto.
Very repetitive and filler based. In the case of SAO, its basically MMO Anime Twilight.

There are also some anime where the manga is better: the original Full Metal Alchemist (your mileage may vary), Trigun (better than manga #1, but manga #2 took it farther), Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X and Soul Eater. The latter two cause the anime caught up to the manga and they had no idea what to do with it.

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Bokurano - That show can depress the fuck out of you and for added irony, its actually not as dark as the manga its based on. Its a really big hit or miss series honestly, it can be enjoyable but some things, especially some topics and themes are very..adult-oriented.

You haven't said any reasons why it was bad.

The main-issue is the themes clash with the genre mostly. At its core its about fighting robots with your very own robot, except then you have all the other themes that can clash with it and it seems a tad odd that they are basicly the focus of the story when its framed as a mecha-fighting anime more or less. Its not done badly mind you, they give each character their very own story and plot, before or after they are selected to pilot that deals with their respective issues and with a cast of 15 thats alot.

So really its the odd mood whiplash you get by watching a anime where one big robot fights another big robot all the while the story of the current episode is about how a teacher sexually abused one of the girls, or about a kid with daddy issues. And all the while the whole thing is just a game to "cosmic beings far older than we are" as it were, so yeah..its kinda on the depressing side, even though it has a "happy ending", the anime at least, in the manga there is no happy ending and certain plots are shown in much more detail.

As said, i wouldnt recommend it to people unless you really want to watch it, its not your usual anime-content.

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That's the point. It's a deconstruction. And being unusual, dark, or sad doesn't make something bad.

Welcome to NHK.

This was one that was highly recommended for it's comedy, but I found this series a bit too close to home to find funny. I watched it all the way to the end, but doing so was a slog, if only to justify the gigabytes I spent downloading it.

Tempted to say High-school of the Dead, but I love titties too much. They seemed a bit too dogged to never call them zombies, and all the girls seem to be a bit to attracted to the author insert male by virtue of being the only male without weight issues. Along with the titties I do like that one of the most capable characters is female and psychologically disturbed, what's this depth doing amongst theses gore and titties?

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That's the point. It's a deconstruction. And being unusual, dark, or sad doesn't make something bad.

And your point is what? The thread is about Anime you wouldnt recommend to people, that does not mean the anime has to be bad. After all, people have noted one piece, naruto and bleach as examples of anime they wouldnt recommend to others and those arent inherently bad. Also Bokurano isnt exactly a deconstruction because while it goes for realism when it comes to the whole child-pilot thing, its not a deconstruction of the mecha-genre given alot of its plotpoints.

Realism does not equal deconstruction of genre-tropes.

Probably get crap for this but Neon Genesis Evangelion. Watched it after a lot of people were talking about it on here and all I could think is 'That's it?'. It had an interesting premise and character set but did nothing with it - there was no character development, the story just stopped dead and all the 'deep' moments were just waffling to appear meaningful, it never really had a meaning beyond 'something to say that sounds deep'.

Now I never watched the films, never found a good link to them, so I cant say if they fixed any of those issues but the series as it stands was just dull, dull, dull.

Don't watch Tokko. I only watch anime rather casually and pick up titles on a whim but Tokko... There's little way to explain it other than "Boring story with excuses to show boob on occasion". it's just... bad... the voice acting is bad and the plot is bad and the voice acting isn't too good and all the characters are two dimensional. AVOID TOKKO.

...Theme song drags on a bit too...

Okay. Watch Samurai Jack and Megas XLR. They are not anime.

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He made it in response to a show called Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh. It's a deconstruction of everything that show does.

ImoCho- or as everyone I know has started calling it the ghost rape pee fetish incest anime.

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He made it in response to a show called Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh. It's a deconstruction of everything that show does.

Which is a Anime i never watched or read in case it was a manga. So to me the connection doesnt matter nor did i actually read whether the author did intend for it to be one, rather than it being coincidence. The point still remains the same, something doesnt have to be "bad" for me to not recommend it to someone, equally i wouldnt recommend only the "best" anime or manga to other people.

When i watched Bokurano, it had some similarities to NGE, except more pilots and a more "comprehensible" plot ;P

Well, given that it's unlikely to flip the channel and run into some piss poor anime one never meant to seek out, I'm not sure there's much purpose to warning people which anime series to actively avoid.

Still, I suppose I'll warn against the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kira OVA's. Because you can never warn too much about those. Two first seasons and the most recent OVA is all anyone should ever concern themselves with.

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