>Nichijou Comedy which understandably didn't sell because it wasn't funny at all.
>Steins;Gate I never watched the anime but I read the VN and it got so stupid that I could no longer suspend my disbelief and I dropped it. Chaos;Head was much better.
>Madoka I can't stand SHAFT's artsy garbage style. It just looks like static to me and the wide empty spaces prevent me from being immersed into the world at all. I simply can't believe that it's real on any level.
>>137199617 >Name a better comedy anime than Nichijou Akikan, Hanamaru kindergarten, potemayo, chii's sweet home, Daily lives of highschool boys, dimension W, the list is endless. Nichijou was REALLY unfunny. It appeals to people who laugh at lul so random humour Oh there's a duck on her head and now it exploded! That's so funny! Now a roll cake will come out of Nano's arm! That's so funny and random! *Holds up spork*
>>137192525 Nichijou didn't always have great jokes, but on a pure animation level they show had the budget of a god. And if the joke/punchline is actually funny the show is great. Examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z30Y572EmCk
Unfortunately, animation doesn't do much for comedy so when the scene fall flat they fall flat hard.
>Nichijou Only if it was as funny as its animation >Steins;Gate Adaptation of mediocre timeloop VN that reads like all other timeloop VN except its got otaku pandering. Some scenes were all right, and huke art was great, but anime version doesn't have it. >Madoka Rebellion was so unnecessary. Its all right, but heavily style>substance. >Ping Pong I hope the BD fixed a lot of stuff. You can't excuse all the mistakes they've made by saying 'hurr its not a mistake, its a style.' Scheduling and hiring animators is also a part of making good anime. >Tatami Galaxy Basically an Endless Eight + Better, but as it was with Endless Eight, the looping part needs to be trimmed.
Anime is dead, where's my Boku no Pico live action adaptation
>>137192375 Look, I don't necessarily think Madoka is bad. I had fun watching it. But people make it out to be this masterpiece and it's not. I can't particularly say it's deep, and while this may just be me, any meaning or message that it had was kind of obvious. And I found the whole entropy and thermo thing particularly pretentious, but that is definitely a personal problem because I'm a chemical engineer.
Again, it was enjoyable, but a lot of the plot could have been prevented by Homura, it got pretentious, the "deeper meaning" is readily apparent and understood to anyone with real world experience, and Madoka got on my nerves in a very similar manner that Shinji Ikari did, ironic, since my more specific criticisms of Evangelion and Madoka are very similar.
>>137202940 I would just like to point out that almost all theming in creative media is incredibly simple. Strong theming isn't theming you've never heard of before, it's theming that executed well and is backed up and supported by many aspects the work in question.
>>137203624 The double decimals is honestly more me being unsure what score to give it. Sometimes it depends on the day. Sometimes I think it's around a 7.8, others a 7.5. I find it an interesting blend of a lot of different things, so I find it kind of a difficult grade. For instance, the artstyle choices are pretty interesting, but also overstylized at times. Witches and magic are heavily present, but then Kyobey seems driven by motives that would be considered scientific. It presents themes and messages that when I was a teenager would have found profound, but as an adult I find it obvious. And it's arguably one of the more polarizing anime in recent memory amongst viewers, and from that viewpoint it's hard to remain objective about it.
>>137205021 >And it's arguably one of the more polarizing anime in recent memory amongst viewers Yeah, because one half is seeing that it's good and the other half is saying that it's bad just because they're annoyed of hearing the other half.
Most criticisms for Madoka I see are just nit-picky as fuck, and when I ask someone to direct me to a better anime, it's usually something far more pretentious and less enjoyable.
>>137205902 >they're all very boring and there's very little nuanced interaction or genuine conflict between them
>Homura, the shy new girl turned badass who would go back in time 1 million times to save her friends >Kyubey, the chaotic neutral figurehead who's pulling the strings behind the scenes and whose intentions aren't completely pure, but sort of is, for the greater good of the universe >Sayaka, girl in love who tries to use her wish for something she believes is altruistic, but really is just for her selfish desire to get with said guy. And when said guy doesn't end up with her, she finally realizes her intentions for the wish weren't altruistic and since her wish isn't going to benefit her in anyway, she just allows herself to die because the thing she wished for was no longer worth it
Does /a/ have amnesia or some shit? The characters were good.
the minute they show her standing outside a hospital room it's immediately clear that she's going to use her wish to make a sick person better and it's going to go badly like mami said and she'll go full tetsuo on everyone
>>137205749 I mean, my main criticisms are that the themes, while interesting, were mostly surface level. I like Kaname Madoka, but not as a main character, she felt like she was just there for the most part, and most of her time was spent indecisively crying. Maybe that was the point, but I find that concept fundamentally flawed. Homura could probably have prevented a lot of the plot, but maybe she hit a point where she was just going through the motions at that point. I found it annoying that Gen claims Kyobey isn't evil, when he essentially created the problems he had the solution to, regarding the witches. I also found it annoying that, despite the fact Kyobey explicitly mentions contract when offering them a wish, they never really question deeper into what it actually entails. The plot depends a lot on assuming all of the girls are incredibly stupid and unassuming, but that begs the question of why Homura doesn't just decide to come clean at the beginning, after Madoka and Sayaka are exposed to what it means to be a magical girl. I can only assuming for convenience, because why else would they just go along with this totally-not-evil-or-hiding-anything cat creature that is telepathically communicating with them, promising a wish and power at the expense of a not-greatly-elaborated-upon contract.
I don't think these are even that nitpicky, but if people want to claim that Madoka is a masterpiece, I feel like the plot can't be built around too many convenient points.
As for a better anime, I can't really direct you because I can't really think of another magical girl anime that goes the direct Madoka did. Do you want something that does what Madoka did but better? Do you care if it's a magical girl anime?
>>137206644 Homura is fine but she's still one dimensional. Sayaka is basically the same way. All of the characters in Madoka are functional but none of them are exceptional and there are several character interactions that don't make much sense.
They weren't terrible but as >>137206255 said they really are puppets that exist to advance the plot. The gimmick or draw of Madoka really only is the reveal of Homura's journey in episode 10 and the plot twists in the previous episodes that bring the viewer to that point. This lets you overlook the simplicity of the characters as compared to Eva, which is character as opposed to plot driven. The trainwreck characters are front and center and I have met people who hated Eva because of it and honestly can't blame them.
>>137207146 >the plot depends a lot on assuming all of the girls are incredibly stupid and unassuming
Bruh, you need to remember that this show is deconstructing magical girl anime, and I think that's what a lot of people seem to forget.
They're all gullible and unassuming because nothing bad ever happens in the world of a magical girl anime (except magical things, of course). Madoka was a Mary-Sue because that's what most mahou shoujo anime protagonists are like. She took forever to decide on the contract to fuck with the viewers, because they know that in any other anime, Madoka would be a magical girl in the first 10 minutes.
If they didn't do all of this, the plot twists would have a lot less of an impact, because you would know that deep down from the start that it's slightly off from your typical mahou shoujo.
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