> cool plot
> good characters/ character development
> dat tone shift from the beginning of the series to the end
> dat time period
> mysteries were comfy even though they were easy to solve
> inevitably they
weren'table to stop WW 2
> dat bittersweet ending
> MC doesn't choose the main girl(s)
It's not, /a/ hates anything remotely CG even though Gonzo worked their ass off to blend it with multiple layers.
I like Last Exile, it gets painful from shitposting especially when Senpai aired and it was justified. Although I didn't survive the 4 episode pandering so I was pretty prejudiced, Gonzo did jump shark to blatant pandering, yet so did every other company since then.
>Gonzo did jump shark to blatant pandering
Why was everyone lusting after Claus's dick all of a sudden?
>Gonzo did jump shark to blatant pandering, yet so did every other company since then.
Gonzo's a different case, they literally got bought out and had half their old staff leave.
Popee the Performer is hysterical. The budget is extremely low but they make it work.
>finally an anime with a genuine plot that isn't about high schoolers, the 26 episodes were surprisingly too short
Not the best anime ever but I would give it a solid 8/10 for its originality.
It's a horrible adaption, play the damn sound novel you lazy ballsack. Higurashi's VN is better than both anime yet the anime were still adaptions worth watching, therefore not universally despised. Umineko anime is just trash in comparison.
should I finish watching this?
On a different note, I thought Zetsuen no tempest was great
> started watching it
> got bored a few episodes in
> thought it was gonna be snoozefest with generic male harem characters
> dropped it
> came back eventually
> turns out, this show is actually pretty fucking great
> character development and interactions
> cool action scenes
> interesting use of magic
this ones a real sleeper:
> Juuni Kokuki
- some of the best character development I've seen in a show
- interesting universe
- great characters
- political intrigue
- unfortunately the show kinda loses direction near the end and goes off on a random tangent
I enjoyed erin, but there are quite a lot of flaws in it. For example, the VA for adult Erin is laughably bad. Most of the pacing is much poorer in the second half as well. I feel like it's a series that has a lot of good ideas but suffers from very poor execution, like
Terra e is probably a noticeable underrated show. Hardly anyone can make it past the first 5 episodes because of how shitty the first arc is. Pretty enjoyable after that, though.
This show has a stronger conculsion if you stop at the third arc. Everything dealing with Youko is excellent, with probably the best coming of age story I've seen in anime. It felt that the fourth arc was rushed out for completion's sake. It's best to treat it like an ova.
Denpa Teki Na Kanojo has got to be the most underated ova series of all time. You guys need to give this a try.
>Also the Guild had awesome design
the guild had actual designs in the first series, both in characters and ship designs.
silver wings guild consisted of an eyepatch wearing retard his brother and his gay squad. the Ades Federation wasn't the guild they just made use of the the handful that scuttled out of their caves.
First of all, Last Exile is overrated, not underrated. Check anywhere, and the reviews will say great but flawed, which isn't true. It's pretty and greatly flawed, making for an okay anime that's only worth watching for the visuals.
Your points mostly aren't true, either. Most of the main characters stay static; Lavie stays nervous and tsun, Claus stays a determined follower, and Alex stays a brooding jackass.
The plot is crap. The first half takes too long, and there are numerous contrivances to move things along as if they suddenly realized they forgot to mention the important stuff the crew wasn't directly experiencing- the most severe is episode 13, where the entire freaking Disith nation freezes or evacuates to Anatoray, mostly offscreen. The ending was only narrowly surprising because of all the obvious stuff that they squirmed to avoid mentioning- it was obvious from the get go that something was weird about a giant wind field separating two nations. There was no tone shift- it started grim and ended grim.
I think that people who know of it think highly of the manga, but a large portion of /a/ simply doesn't know about it. Underrated is not the best way to describe it, perhaps underread would fit it better1.
You could argue the same for Code Geass. R2 was a trainwreck and the show's whole backstory was Pacific Rim-tier stupid, but people have gotten so caught up in criticizing those things that they've ignored how entertaining it is.
First season was just okay in my opinion. It had a lot of potential, but the action scenes were meh and it did so little interesting. I dropped season 2.
The scene where glasses girl loses her third game was fucking great though. Best plot-line because of how gut wrenching it is. Wish the show was more of that and less stock characters.
most people on /a/ that read manga outside of Jump probably knows about it
it had a thread everyday after the series finished, most general manga threads have fans talking about it, and Spirit Circle threads might as well be called "Mizukami threads"
it's like saying Kino and Mushishi is underrated, sure it's not talk as much as the current anime but.
First we were wishing for another season
Then for anything Hyakko related at all
Author doesn't give a damn anymore
would have been better if it ditched all the dramatic nonsense and just went with the feeling of the first episode
I haven't watched it, but most people say no. But if you have watched 2000 anime and only have seasonal trash left because you've watched everything else, might as well give it a try.
Bokurano is a great anime.
>Bokurano is a great anime.
To this day I have not been as angry about an anime adaptation as that one. It bowdlerized the existing content, tossed in a bunch of QUALITY, and all the anime original stuff was garbage.
When this shit was popular it was obnoxiously popular. Not unlike shit like Kill la Kill.
I'm happy it's waned in popularity significantly in the last decade.
>Koyemshi is a villain and they have to kill him
>it was mysterious alien masterminds
>Let's save the last child and fuck up the whole point!
I can get that you wouldn't mind some of the changes without seeing the original, but some stuff like those are just blatantly stupid and tank the whole thing on their own.
I don't remember too much of the ending, but I remember it got a little worse after a while. But I thought the format in the beginning with the childrens' stories and the battles was great. And the overall society and government too. But after a while it became a bit too much of the woman with the gun and too little of the children for my taste, (spoiler)[but then again there weren't that many children left[/spoiler]
>(spoiler)[but then again there weren't that many children left[/spoiler]
My bad, I'm not talking to a crossboarder, I'm talking to a complete fucking newfag from offsite. Either kill yourself or lurk a few months before posting like everyone else.
Oh sorry, I messed up the spoiler tags. I wanted to mark the spoiler as a spoiler because people tend to use spoiler tags for non-spoilers, so many people look at spoilers without thinking. I wanted to add a spoiler warning in front of the spoiler to remind people that it was an actual spoiler, but seems that after I wrote the first marking for spoiler, I forgot to write the second one that actually activates the black.