Why the fuck do people like this? "lets watch it, its supposed to be a classic", but its a retarded plot for teenagers with shitty gore and tits and dumb characters.
I thought I'd complete it because its just 13 episodes but I'm struggling and I can't finish this crap. Why so overrated????
Also I think the pacing of the plot and the motives for the characters are explored and wrapped up nicely enough, even if they aren't entirely original.
It's a solid beginner anime.
My little sister likes it. I could not finish the first episode.
"Look anon, the head is flying off! Oh, now I missed the best part, let's watch it again."
Yeah, nothing for me, I don't like gore.
And I got the first image captcha.
I really wish more anime would reference artists like elfen lied did with Gustav Klimt
The backgrounds are quite unoriginal, and the characters react in weird ways, its like a 12 year old kid had written them
However you may be right on the "entry level anime" thing, many who like it watched it young and without much experience
Remember that this came out in 2004, and internet based fansubbing was still a pretty new thing back then. I think for a lot of people this was the first "edgy" anime they saw, and so it left a big impression even though it wasn't really that good.
Yes, because those were actually good shows. Elfen lied wasn't a good show, but it had plenty of shock appeal and it came at a time when a lot of people were just getting into anime. Because of that lots of people remember it a lot more fondly than they should.
I self don't bother watching it after found out that it contain gore and edgy stuff (Because I was expected it to be more lighthearted).
If I want to watch gore I will watch Fist of the North Star instead.
It's just edgy for the sake of being edgy, like "omg they all died how sad DD:"
The only one who I know liked the show was a classmate of mine in middle school. She was the kind to color her hair every other week, later dropped out of high school and is pregnant now at 19.
It's for shit people with shit tastes.
It's ok, anon. Just remember to try to stop the cancer spread by not mentioning this edgy shit show to anyone under 18.
Remember, only you can stop the cancer.
I watched it as a teen and i don't even remember that scenes. I remember that room of blood and dead children tough. Also i hated that lovestory crap and the ending.
I liked stuff like Slayers and Lodoss more.
The anime is absolute shit, read the manga.
I tried watching it, and I think I stopped after Episode 5 or something
It just wasn't my cup of tea. The OP gave me serious vibes of something to come, especially since all of the good shit I've heard about it, but eh, I didn't like it.
I would have given the random loli that dies a lot of love and a warm home ;_;
>Why so overrated????
Uh, what? This show is mostly either hated on or called shit by the majority. That's far from overrated. If anything it's underrated because of how extreme people's opinions are.
Why not just watch higurashi and giggle along with the cast if bloodied kids is all you're after.
It's a really dumb show, despite how on the mark the OP is.
I actually think the opening is one of the biggest reasons for the success of the show. It makes people expect something artsy. If it weren't for that, maybe people would see the show for the babby's first tits and gore that it actually is.
A better show that's just as edgy is Mnemosyne, and that's actually a decent show.
I enjoyed it and I still do and I've watched hundreds of anime, I don't mind gore at all, I enjoyed the story overall although I did feel some scenes were out of place, however if it was explored properly it could've been even better, even then it's a 7-7.5/10
/a/ != most of the internet