When will this get good? I'm at episode 5 and each episode seems like a torture to watch.
I couldn't even get through the first episode
Keep going. It's shit at first, but you'll probably be glad you stuck around by the time it ends.
If you don't like it by now, just drop it. Maybe go back to it in a few years. At least you're not a first episode dropping shitter.
Though if you like the warring gang stuff, it picks up from the point that you're at, if you don't then it's a long slog to episode 19, where it starts hitting all the right notes.
It's torture to sit through and the ending kicks you while you're down.
>It's shit at first
How to spot a total pleb.
The first few, slower episodes didn't bother me. They took their time establishing setting and ambiance. I appreciated that, and would like it if more stories could pay that much attention to detail
I honestly don't get this picture at all. Sure the ending was depressing and it was quite sad from some points of view but the show never really was capable of creating an attachment to get that kind of reaction.
Yeah. They do a remarkable job of establishing the city as a character itself and all of the city's factions as they relate to one another. A lot of this is done in the first episode itself, which doesn't rely at all on exposition or dialogue to get that across, while also juggling two or three converging plot threads.
I also think a lot of the emotional intensity of the show is tied to the first few episodes. A lot of people disparage Ichise stumbling around the city ineffectually for a bunch of episodes but a lot of the director's sequences and storyboarding, especially in the second episode, were really memorable.
Most of /a/ is actually alot like you.
Angry, socially frustrated young men who act meaninglessly inflammatory on the internet for kicks.
I'm not offended... I'm just pointing out
>hurr faggots, durr loli
Being 100% straight, most of /a/ isn't super into loli. Some are, but for the most part it's kind of just a meme.
Don't watch if you don't want to have an existential crisis and drown in nihilistic feelz
I came to it after Lain and Haibane, with nothing more than the Blame-like OP pic to go by. Imagine my surprise when it ended up as The Godfather vs Revenge of the Cybermen, with a side of trite Romanticism.
>I enjoyed the first episodes of Texhnolyze
Go fuck yourselves you contrarian faggots. The general consensus is that the first 5 episodes or so are unbearably slow and drawn out. It really doesn't start picking up steam until somewhere around episode 8 and it doesn't truly get good until somewhere after episode 15.
If you have a tolerance for slow boring bullshit then maybe the first five episodes will appeal to you, but don't expect that everyone will have the patience to sit through two and a half hours of tedious nonsense that at first comes off like it's never going to get to the point.
Now don't get me wrong, the series is great as a whole, but I can't fault anybody for wanting to drop it a couple of episodes in. I came very close to doing it myself until some anons convinced me to keep watching.
Well that's all, you're free to tell me to "go watch Naruto and then kill yourself" now.
But seriously keep going >>137403803, the surface world episodes alone are some of the finest anime that has ever been made.
Sorry anon, I think you just have autism. Extremely dry exposition, characters completely devoid of personality and a plot that move at a snail's pace does not make for a very watchable show unless you have autism.
Why do you dwell into series that show fictional worlds if you hate narrative creation of them?
>zero personality characters
Only main duo suffers from this.
They are not. Story has good continuity.
>Only main duo suffers from this.
I'd dispute even this. Miharu maybe, although that's sort of part of her background, but Yushiro has clear motivations and conflicts and struggles with his different allegiances/personal attachments quite a bit.
>You either like it or you don't, the 3 episode rule should be fine.
Then how do you explain all the people in Tex threads that always say something like "stick with it, it gets better" or all the people that admit that they hated it at first and didn't start getting into it until many episodes later?
The 3 episode rule doesn't apply to Texhnolyze, if it did almost no one would ever reach the end.
The first few episodes are consistent with the rest of the show. You just had an immediate knee-jerk reaction and slowly grew to enjoy what you were seeing, that's your problem not the show's. A situation like that could happen with fucking any show. It's not like the show pulled a madoka and you could play the "I've been tricked card," it's literally the same show throughout.
Episode 1 is a masterpiece. You are presented the whole of Lux in it, the characters, the factions, the politics, even some foreshadowing and 4th wall breaking, but you only notice this after having seen the whole series.
>I don't immediately punch people anymore
Onishi didn't really develop or change but he was explored and was the one with the most "impact" but I still didn't feel it really.
>autistic but helpful person who doesn't want to do their job because it hurts
The characters may have been characterised well but they weren't developed in a way that attracts attachment.
He has the most character growth in the entire show. His making peace with his father, his last 'talk' with Ran and the fact that he even decides to go back to Lux after being presented the opportunity to live a life free of conflict on the surface by Saginuma, makes that pretty clear. It's no coincidence that the last images of the show are what we're left with.
Sure but those aren't really the most well developed parts of him. The most well developed aspect of him was as I said, he no longer immediately punched people.
This was caused by him reassessing himself after his encounter with Ran about his future, his time with Onishi and his time with the literal faggot who's name I can't remember.
This still doesn't create emotional attachment or investment in a character.
> When will this get good?
After the fifth rewatch.
Keep going OP.
When I watched Texh, I couldn't watch it in one go like most other shows, I had to take breaks, sometimes a few weeks, between sessions. I persevered and I do not regret it.
Just make shitposting thread along the way if it helps you kek