It was a fucking amazing anime with a fucking amazing OST and a fucking amazing animation.
One of the best of 2014.
It would've been better if it just stuck to the cat and mouse shit. It would've been better if the MC's weren't pussy, and actually killed people. It would've been better if Five didn't exist.
Biggest flop of 2014.
>fucking amazing anime
Let's not get carried away here. I will agree with the other two though.
But it wasn't one of the best of 2014. It was very flawed and disappointing thanks to Five and the finale.
I haven't even watched this yet from what I've read the ending ruins it completely. Reminds me of the BSG remake. Why do people keep trying to bring it up and say how great it was, can't they just accept its failure?
If Lisa stayed with the emotionally tortured backstory and didn't randomly turn into another kawaii moe desu character I would've liked her a lot more. Nine and Twelve's moralfaggotry didn't bother me nearly as much as that did. But what bothered me the most is Five and her bullshit completely ruining what could've been a great story.
>Reminds me of the BSG remake
Based Sugoi Galactica?
Religious bullshit ruined it for me.
I can definitely say it was something else.
You decide whether or not that's a good thing.
>watanabe shit flops left and right
>toonami is dying
>culture backlash is turning against anime again
I hope this isolation gives us another cycle of an /a/ golden age like it did post gurren lagan.
Justify the ending and i'll admit it was great.
pro tip: you cant
>>watanabe shit flops left and right
This is how it's always been. Champloo underperformed and Kids on the Slope flopped too. His only real success both Japan and USA is Cowboy Bebop.
Well first of all, it's nothing like death note at all. Death Note gets by on having likable characters who are put into conflicting situations, zawa zawa, and good music. Other than that, it's asspulls the animation (though it isn't really all that bad 'til season 2, Near you little fucking shit, you ruined everything) and you're either along for the ride or you aren't.
ZNT on the other hand has characters who behave incredibly randomly, have less than distinct motivations, poorly defined capabilities, hacking magic out the ass, and an otherwise abandonment of its own themes and subject matter. It's well animated, sure, and it does have good music and some nice moments. But ultimately, everything that it tried to be, it failed at. It thought it could comment on terrorism, government, fanaticism, child abuse, the modern inner-city household, or the school systems and the mindsets of the students, police and politics. And it failed at all of those things and wound up being a mediocre keikaku show that it took itself way too seriously that had none of the benefits Death Note had. Which is all the more disappointing since this (and Aldnoah Zero, which was going the same season) had a lot of big names attached to it and had a huge hype train going behind it.
As for "Best of 2014" no, absolutely not. Not even top 5. 2014 wasn't a good year overall, but ZnT doesn't really stand out all that much either.
Sorry for the MAL tier review, just my thoughts on the matter.
k real talk, what the hell was the point of Lisa? The entire time I watched this show I kept thinking that it's going to happen, she's going to evolve into her own person...
But fucking no. Nothing happened at all. The hell Watanabe??!
>Justify the ending and i'll admit it was great.
Who would fucking want to aside from Murricans?
This show needed to be 2 cours or at least 12 or 13 episode so all of the characters could get more development. The only character that fleshed out in any way, shape or form was Twelve, and maybe Shibazaki.
The motorcycle scene, the Ferris wheel scene, and the final explosion were my favorite parts.