Each of these series is at least a 9/10 and top on its respective genre. Explain why you haven't read/watched all of these masterpieces.
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>Each of these series is at least a 9/10
Each of these series is at least a 11/10 and top on its respective genre. Explain why you haven't read/watched all of these masterpieces.
It's not a battle shounen, it's more exposition and character driven.
>Removing Giant Robo
Why remove the only series next to LoGH that's actually a masterpiece?
>and his boring associates.
Huh? What do you even mean by that?
But no, it has some slower arcs but it was never boring to me.
His death heavily foreshadowed anyway.
You guys know what this chart is missing?
Are there really people who like the *monogatari anime for more than just shitty fanservice? Seems like just a harem show filled with otaku pandering dialogue and character interactions, animated by one of the laziest studios, and directed in the most irritating way possible only to be passed off as "deep" in what I can only assume is some sort of joke.
Plus the "everything's flattened" and "random flashes of color and text" may somewhat fit Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, but it is not an all-around solution for every show. Plus it's fucking headache inducing and usually pointless.
Yes, I know why they do it most of the time. I don't agree that that is a good reason to suddenly tear people away from animation to what is essentially a blank screen.
I agree, Berserks greatness cannot be measured on a 1-10 scale
>repeated the same character growth in each arc.
That's the fucking point. Humans don't change so easily. Kaiji can be a genius sometimes but when it comes down to it he's a dumbshit who is addicted to gambling.
I like the visuals, the dialogue, and the characters are nice too. It's not deep though, it's not even trying to be. I think people like you think something is trying to be deep just because it isn't directed extremely conventionally. Even for the harem part I'd have to disagree a bit. Sure there are a lot of girls, but he gets a girlfriend right off the bat. Shinobu is more of his BFFL, Hanekawa missed her chance, Nadeko went fucking mental, Snail died, and the other girls are a lesbian and his sisters. It's still a harem, but just a pseudo-harem.
But I think this is just a case of you not liking something because it's popular.
not droping hunter x hunter when the bugs just start killing character oh wait i believe this when the hiatus happen praise jesus it wasnt drop the author just realized he was being retarded
>includes Meguca and Monogatari
>Texhnolyze and Haibane nowhere to be seen
That's not how it works, you can't just separate them from Lain. That's like adopting a kid and letting his two younger brothers in the orphanage.
Trust me, I thought the same. Everyone on /a/ told me it was great, and it's someone I know IRL's favourite anime. Then I finally gave it a go and it was bottom of the barrel, lowest common denominator shounen garbage after all. It's probably one of the worst anime I've had the displeasure of trying. Nothing of note happens in the first 10 episodes, and that's a clear sign of shitty writing and development. The art style is bullshit as well and having the MCs as edgy 10 year old kids with video-gamey powers doesn't help. Give it a pass, it's not worth the near 60 hours you'll have to waste on it.
>I like thing because deep
Haibane was absolute shit. Nothing special happened and bad writing and characters.
>Oh look! She killed herself in her past life. They're all in heaven. It's not like that was extremely fucking obvious since the fucking first scene.
I didn't claim it was deep and the fact they're dead is not exactly meant to be a mystery either, you're supposed to get it by episode 1 or 2. It was still a very comfy watch with a great soundtrack and one of the best final episodes I've seen. I'll agree most characters are rather plain outside the main two but Reki is enough to carry the show.
>directed in the most irritating way possible only to be passed off as "deep" in what I can only assume is some sort of joke.
Once you realize that everything you see in the series is warped to fit the MC's state of mind you'll see that the direction is pretty fucking clever.
We tend to hate it because
1)The fanbase - A large portion of them are everything the world thinks of stereotypically as an anime fan.
2)The threads - They create a bunched of forced threads on the same topic at once, then freak out when they get saged or trolled even a little and create a dozen more.
3)The artwork - Over the years a mangaka's artstyle changes, most people accept that, but Naruto's gets worse and worse as time goes on, at this point most people don't even use the "style" argument to defend it, it's just getting bad.
4)The characters - It's full of annoying uneeded characters who never get any real development. In fact, the main characters don't either, instead of developing them, they add a new one. And female characters are underused and mostly ignored.
Do I need to go on? There's a lot more. Naruto is pretty bad in my opinion but the point is that people some enjoyment out of it usually try to claim it's high tier manga, come to /a/ and make stupid troll threads thinking it's /b/ 2.0 from the get-go and try to force it down everyone's throats.
Character development? In Naruto?
OMG I LOVED THAT LAST EPISODE WHERE SAUSKE WAS EMO AND NARUTO CRIED AND SAKURA WAS USELESS AND THEN SOMEONE LOOKED LIKE THEY DIED BUT THEN THEY WERE STILL ALIVE, SO GOOD.
There is no fucking character development, Naruto is still a loud-mouthed retard, Sasuke is still a brooding one-trick pony out for revenge (Like he’s always been, it’s his one defining character trait), Sakura starts crying a the drop of a hat etc., EVERY SINGLE secondary character is a poorly-developed single-trait character "developed" awkwards in the little moments they have, the plot is moronic, shitty and retarded, since Kishimoto is a fucking hack who makes stuff up along the way, the series is full of plot holes and retcons, but you’re too dumb to notice.
>OMG my brother killed my family in front of me, I MUST HAVE REVENGE
>I HATE MY BROTHER! He comes back to the village, beats the shit out of me, and is only interested in my gay lover.
>Fuck all of you guys I going to betray you all and join that weird pedo guy that was trying to destroy this village, at least he’s DARK and COOL.
>WTF, after four years you guys still want me to come back? LOL go jump in a river faggots!
>OMGWTF, my brother was trying to protect the village by killing my family to stop a civil war between clans!? Wow... that means I've been a complete dick to everyone this whole time!
>maybe I should change my attitude toward my life. Rather then being tied down by petty emotions I should live a free life. I'll make new friends and create my own renegade ninja group. One that doesn't uphold stupid things like clans or honor, a true ninja life, and just maybe... I can make up for what I did in the past...
>Naaaw, that would require me to have some type of character development. I think I'll just keep being I winy little bitch and help some 1000 year old guy destroy the world. That would be the cool thing to do.
>Haven't watched it because at this point I'm just waiting for the remake. Might watch it whenever I get spare time to do so.
>Sports anime never really catch my attention, expect for Ippo, which is the exception for me.
>Penguindrum got compared to this a lot, but I didn't care for it much, so I figured I wouldn't care for this either.
>Don't know what this is about, but I've heard it's fantastic. Might watch as well.
Everything else I watched/read, and absolutely loved.
Akatsuki was played up as this RIDICULOUSLY OP organization of s-class ninjas. They were all taken out by 15 year-olds. Pain was played up as a badass. He turned out to be full of wangst and butthurt. Sasuke is an emo fag whose motivations are always changing just so he has a reason to be the antagonist. The plot frequently goes on stupid tangents with characters we don't care about. Naruto himself is a MORON so hard that it hurts. Look at the current arc. Okay, he's learning to control the Kyuubi. He thinks he's on a mission to study the animals on an island that he doesn't know is a giant turtle. He believes Yamato is just outside, he's oblivious to the fact that there is a WAR BEING WAGED RIGHT OUTSIDE. Oh, and Kabuto ate Orochimaru, and is bringing EVERYBODY WHO EVER DIED BACK TO LIFE AS ZOMBIES to fight in the war. Well thought-out plots my ass.
This really is the shittiest arc in a series filled that is known for its shit arcs. Rehashed deaths everywhere, ruining the original deaths of Haku and Zabuza, more zombie shenanigans, a good dose of melodrama, and unintelligent fighting that prove the writer didn't learn anything from his past failures.
Kishimoto ruins every character when he gives them enough spotlight. Wishing for Shikamaru and Rock Lee to become main character is simply wishing for Kishimoto's writing to make them into huge faggots.
The entire secondary cast in Naruto is terribly (un)developed. Kakashi, Sakura (lolnoparentsorbackstory), Hinata, Shikamaru, Neji, Shino, Swordsmen of the Mist, etc. had decent characterization at first, but terrible development all around. Other shounen can do it quite well - I don't want to see these characters in the spotlight all the time, but every somewhat relevant character, good or evil, must have a reasonable motivation and a minimal amount of time to shine. Which isn't the case in Naruto at all.
Not to mention characters in Naruto seem to have the most fucking retarded motivations of all. Sasuke wants to kill his brother, finds out his brother died for the village, then decides he hates the village? It's as if Kishimoto actually can't think of anything else for him to do other than seek revenge, so now he's not even bothering to justify it. The main character is hopelessly overpowered with regards to the rest of the cast (who aren't deemed worthy of screentime anymore, despite being many many times better than the main characters in terms of both design and personality). Humour is terrible, but this wouldn't be such a bad thing if it wasn't obvious Kishimoto thinks himself amazing at it and insists on attempting jokes about girls becoming irritated when they are told they have small tits.
Not to mention everyone else's retarded motivations. Why is Sakura a ninja again? Why did Chouji join the academy? OH WAIT PRACTICALLY EVERYONE IN NARUTO IS MOTIVATED BY "HURR MY DAD DID IT SO I WILL DO IT TOO".
Utena and Penguindrum are completely different shows.
Uh.... so let me get this straight.
You want your brother back.
THE ONE YOU KILLED WITH YOUR OWN HANDS.
You want your family back.
THE ONES WHO WOULD HAVE DRAGGED YOU INTO THE FUCKING CIVIL WAR.
and you want to destroy Konoha.
DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU ALREADY FUCKING KILLED THE GUY WHO COULD BE ONLY REMOTELY AND VERY FUCKING FAR AWAY REMOTELY ASSOCIATED WITH WIPING OUT YOUR CLAN.
AND NOW YOU JOIN FORCES WITH THE ONE FUCKING GUY WHO PROFITED FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF YOUR CLAN.
THEN YOU PROCEED TO TRY TO KILL THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO MIGHT HAVE GENUINELY CARED FOR YOU, EVER
Naruto is really never crawling out from the abyss of shit itself created. In the last 2 years the "story" went WAY past the point-of-no-return, as the last 100 or so chapters easily qualify for some some of the worst written manga ever to be commited.
The real problem is how Kishi show things. A ninja from the good side killing someone would be labelled a hero because obviously a good guy would only kill a dark evil guy. Circumstances hardly exist in Naruto, there is no gray zone and that just makes it less interesting, and by interesting I mean from a standard point of view before you start yelling that it's only my opinion and isn't worth shit because I'm not one of your narutard friends with my head up my ass (thank fuck for that).
I think I'm just tired of this specific brand of autism. People that use the anime they like as a tool to boost their own ego, that's the thing that disgusts me the most. And that shit pretty much exclusively comes from /a/'s self-styled "patrician" subgroup.
But what about Madara's role?
And I'm not talking about Edo Tensei Uchiha Madara. No, I'm not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara. Hell, I'm not talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara either. I'm talking about Kono Yo no Kyūseishu Futarime no Rikudō Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan (which is capable of Enton Amaterasu, Izanagi, Izanami and the Tsyukuyomi Genjutsu), his two original Rinnegan (which grant him Chikushōdō, Shuradō, Tendō, Ningendō, Jigokudō, Gakidō, Gedō, Banshō Ten'in, Chibaku Tensei, Shinra Tensei, Tengai Shinsei and Banbutsu Sōzō) capable of using Katon, Fūton, Raiton, Doton, Suiton, Mokuton, Ranton, Inton, Yōton and even Onmyōton Jutsu, equipped with his Gunbai(capable of using Uchihagaeshi) and a Shakujō because he is a master in kenjutsu and taijutsu, a perfect Susano'o (that can use Yasaka no Magatama ), control of both the Juubi and the Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA and face implanted on his chest, his four Rinbo Hengoku Clones guarding him and nine Gudōdama floating behind him AFTER he absorbed Senjutsu from the First Hokage, entered Rikudō Senjutsu Mode, cast Mugen Tsukuyomi on everybody and used Shin: Jukai Kōtan so he can use their Chakra while they are under Genjutsu. I'm Talking about sagemode sage of the six paths Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan, Rinnegan, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, and Geass doujutsus, equipped with Shining Trapezohedron while casting Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as his Susanoo, controlling the Gold Experience Requiem stand, able to tap into the speedforce, wearing the Kamen Rider Black RX suit and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu.
>But what about Madara's role?
But that's exactly it.
LETS TALK ABOUT CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT.
OH RIGHT, THERE IS NONE. AFTER WHO KNOWS HOW MANY CHAPTERS, NARUTO IS STILL THE SAME BUMBLING RETARD HE WAS DURING NINJA ACADEMY. HE GETS BY EVERY OBSTACLE WITH PURE DUMB LUCK AND FOX CHAKRA.
ACTUALLY, I TAKE THAT BACK. THERE WAS A SLIVER OF CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT WHEN SAKURA STARTED BEING NICE TO LEE. IT WOULD'VE BEEN COOL IF THEY HOOKED UP. BUT NO, 100 CHAPTERS LATER SHE'S STILL LUSTING AFTER EMO-BOY'S COCK. WHAT A SHALLOW CUNT.
AND HINATA, THE TOTAL OPPOSITE. RETARDED GIRL CHASING AFTER ANOTHER GOOFY MORON WHO DOESN'T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE HER. IT WOULD'VE BEEN HILARIOUS IF SHE SAID "THANKS FOR GIVING ME CONFIDENCE DURING THE FIGHT WITH NEJI, I KNOW IM A BABE NOW (IN-UNIVERSE OF COURSE BECAUSE KISHIMOTO CAN'T DRAW FOR SHIT) SO IM GONNA GET A COOL HOT BOYFRIEND...BYE" THAT WOULD BE JUSTICE.
AND THEN THERE'S THE RETARDED POWER CREEPING.
EVERY 5 SECONDS, A NEW EYE POPS UP. EVERY 5 SECONDS, A NEW CHAKRA ARMOR POPS UP.
ITS LIKE STRATEGY IS POINTLESS. ITS ALL EITHER ABOUT WHO HAS THE BEST CONTACTS OR WHO HAS THE BEST FOG AROUND THEM.
SAGE MODE WAS KINDA COOL. SURE ITS MORE LIKE BEING A MAGICIAN THAN A NINJA, BUT IT WAS UNIQUE. IT WAS JIRAIYA'S STYLE. IT WAS SOMETHING NARUTO COULD BE PROUD OF USING. BUT NO, TOSS THAT SHIT ASIDE YOU'RE GOING TO BE USING A GENERIC CHAKRA ARMOR. IT BOOSTS ALL YOUR STATS SO FUCK STRATEGY. JUST GET STRONGER FASTER AND MORE POWERFUL WITH ANOTHER POWER-UP. SUPER SAIYAN 3! BANKAII!!!!
Haven't read/watched Kaiji, Parasyte, Slam Dunk, Utena or Aria because of the never ending backlog. That said, of the ones I've read/watched, all of the are at least an 8/10 except HxH. I read up to the end of the Yorknew arc and it's a 4/10 at best, at least up to that point.
Everything before Yorknew was generic and mediocre, except Zoldyck Family which was 5 chapters of irredeemable shit, but Yorknew itself would actually have been pretty good if the pacing wasn't so shit. The anime probably fixes that and actually is an 8/10.
-Kishi doesn’t have shit clue where his plot is going and employs asspulls everywhere to keep the dead horse running.
-Oh boy they finally caught up with Sasuke for the hundredth time. Now they can fight and bring everything to a conclusion! Right?!.... Not in my shitty manga! Madara pops his ass out of thin air and takes Sasuke away... again. More chasing! Hurrah!
-Kishi spends his entire manga hyping Orichimaru up to be the biggest bad guy ever! Oh nvm lol. Killed by Sasuke. NEW BAD GUY APPEARS! Madara! Get ready for more tragic villain backstories. More flashbacks! More hyperventilating! And of course, MORE CHASING AFTER SASUKE!!!
-Epic fight, Pain is killed! Oh shit son, many characters are dead! Konoha might actually be facing a huge problem now! LOLitrollu. Everyone is revived with the power of friendship, rendering that whole arc absolutely impactless.
-Training arc done? Battle arc against previously unbeatable villain.
-Battle arc done? Flashback arc that shows villain as a tragic hero. So fresh.
-Flashback arc done? Training arc. The pissing contest will never end.
-Too many others to actually list in one copypasta so I’m just gonna jump to…
the manga didn't survive past the timeskip. doing a timeskip is a huge risk for all mangas/animes, because the characters personality is suposed to change yet to not change and retain the original flavour. which might not be as an appealing of a story.
sasuke for example looks like he did a reverse timeskip.
the way he faced things in first naruto and as a kid, bitter but without the DARKNESS faggatory, was much better.
also it became a series of naruto going "hey sasuke let's do a lovers suicide"
enventually even kishimoto wanted to drop the manga but couldn't due to the weird fanbase the post time skip manga atracted, and now stuck to give continuity to a manga that even he clearly hates.
THAT'S IT. I'M SO FUCKING FED UP WITH NARUTO.
IT'S LIKE EVERY ONE OF THESE CHARACTERS IS SO RETARDED. EVERY "DARK" PAST THEY HAVE CAUSES THEM TO BEHAVE IN THE MOST IRRATIONAL WAY. ITACHI WANTED TO SAVE KONOHA. SO WHAT DOES SASUKE DO? HE TRIES TO DESTROY KONOHA! HURRRR
THE HYUGA MAIN FAMILY HAD A PARADIGM OF "DESTINY" AND SHIT. THEY SACRIFICED NEJI'S DAD SO NATURALLY IT WOULD MAKE SENSE THAT HE'D WANT TO TAKE REVENGE FOR HIS DAD. BUT NO, INSTEAD HE ADOPTS THEIR PRINCIPLES AND BECOMES THE VERY THING HE HATED. WTF
PEOPLE KEPT TRYING TO KILL GAARA. SO WHAT DOES HE DO? HE KILLS OTHER PEOPLE. WTF. MAKES NO SENSE.
AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER EXAMPLES. FUCK THIS SHIT. I MAD.
DUDE, I KNOW NARUTO IS SHIT. BUT I READ THE CHUUNIN EXAMS A LOOONG TIME AGO. I MUSTVE HAD NOSTALGIA GOGGLES ON OR SOMETHING BUT I WAS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO LISTEN TO THOSE WHO WERE CLEARLY UNDERAGE BACK THEN, AND TOLD ME IT WAS GOOD
.SO I DECIDED TO READ IT FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES AND I AM SOOOO FED UP OF IT. ITS JUST HORRIBLE.
AND DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON EYES. EYES EVERYWHERE. FUCK YOUR EYES. I WANT TO PULL ALL THE EYEBALLS OUT OF THESE DARK, EMO KIDS.
NOW LETS GO ON TO THE MC.
NARUTO. OH GOD, HES SUCH A FAGGGGGGGG.
HE LOOKS LIKE A RAT.
HES DUMBER THAN A MONKEY.
LOUDER THAN A ROOSTER.
AND THE KING OF MARY SUES. SERIOUSLY, HE'D BE UTTER SHIT IF IT WERENT FOR HIM PULLING FOX CHAKRA OUT OF HIS ASS. HE HAS NO TALENT. HE'S A TOTAL FAGGOT.
BUT THIS MANGA PRETTY MUCH PROMOTES PEOPLE LIKE HIM. IF YOU'RE BORN WITH HAX, YOU DONT NEED TO BE SKILLED. BECAUSE DESTINYYYYYYYYYY.
Oh its a trolling thread...
Four Leaf Clover is better, and hiatus
Hiatus and boats
Too long, they couldn't fit the story in a 24 episodes series?
I suppose Rebuild is all right.
can't comment since I didn't read it yet, but it's probably pretentious shit for a westerner audience
Akagi is better, and Saki is better than Akagi. Replace it with Saki
Ripoff of Time of Eve
Aya-dama banzai! AOTS.
>Serial Experiment Lain
That's from the same guy that did Haibane Renmei, right?
Healing anime done right
Magical Girl anime done wrong
Didn't watch or read the last four
I cant deal with fucking insane bullshit and brightly happy circumstances, that Naruto is living in. His ideals make me wretch, because they are a product of a badly scripted circumstances. It's not Village vs Village, or Nation vs Nation! No! It's always SOMEBODY ELSE manipulating behind the scenes! It's Orochimaru! Not really a war! Oh, now it's the Akatsuki! OH, now it's Pain! Now it's Madara!
It speaks of immature writing to have characters that have no real ties to nations or organizations, while having a character that wants to bring "peace". No, you cant have the juxtaposition of a character that wants peace in a PEACEFUL setting, because that's just fucking stupid! Naruto hasnt experienced real pain of war, or bickering nations.
His idealism is disgusting, because it's not actually interacted with the real world, only pathetic super idealized 'figurehead villains and orders' that he can fight againts. When you have a brightly shining villain to fight againts, SURE, it's fucking easy to want peace, but what happens when the war is over. And nations return to fighting, and bickering, and stealing, and murdering each other, and making ninjas fight each other for fun or profit?
But noooo, everyone listens and gets along because it's Jesus-Naruto. Disregard the fact he's a mentally challenged kid who makes no sense whatsoever.
The 2011 version of the anime is indeed 8/10 up to the end of the Yorknew arc, and from there it keeps getting better or at least it maintains that level of quality.
Also, give us a sample of that backlog of yours to justify why those 5 excellent series don't have a priority over other series.