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Anime that fooled you with a god-tier first episode thread.

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Anime that fooled you with a god-tier first episode thread.
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inb4kotoura-san
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>>121065236
The first episode of CG was mediocre as fuck, just like the rest of the show.
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Kill la Kill.
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Kotoura-san, I watched the whole season of shit thanks to the first half of the first episode.
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mekakucity actors
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Hate this pile of shit all you want, it had a good first episode.
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>>121065470
that ep1 wasnt even good except for kana asumi. it was actually pretty awkward and bad.
you're right though that it got much worse.
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>>121065353
>>121065577
These.
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>>121065236
>god-tier
The only good thing about it was the producer and even he got old fast.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPkPoN4fpzg

I thought I was watching a masterpiece.

Oh god.
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>>121065399
This. I'm still watching it though.
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It wasn't god tier, but the first episode of High School of the Dead tricked me into thinking it might actually be fun to watch. It wasn't
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>>121065339
It was a perfect slice of life episode.
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>>121065236
Aldnoah zero's first episode was amazing.
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>>121065399

I thought it was supposed to be a CGDCT type anime. But it's just too goddamn random for me to tell what's going on anymore; like the pacing in the show is terrible.
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Rolling Girls
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>>121065236

Cowboy Bebop
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>>121065907
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>>121065841
>CGDCT
What?
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>>121065944

Do I look like I am fishing motherfucker?

That animu went downhill after the first 5 minutes.
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Texhnolyze
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>>121065741
>Male main character with girls.
Instant drop.
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>>121065997

Lurk moar, faggot.

Cute girls doing cute things.
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>>121065841
I don't understand the hate. I'm enjoying it. Kinda glad it's not doing the sentai shit any more.
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>>121066040
Yeah I got that about 20 seconds after posting. Sorry.
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Shounen shit for 20 year-olds instead of 12 year-olds
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>>121065236
Haruhi is the definitive "gt first episode" series.
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>>121066125
But that's why it's fun.
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>>121066076

I like the art-style, the animation and even the VAs.

But if someone asked me to summarize the plot of rolling girls?

>So there's girls that are looking for heart-stones which are all over Japan(which actually isn't Japan because some crazy war thing happened). But the stones give you super-powers so that's why they're looking for them, I guess?
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>>121065399
First two, really. And it's hard to tell whether we've been fooled just yet. We'll probably know by the halfway mark, though.
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>>121065741
My penis enjoyed it, my brain on the other hand
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>>121066125
But the first episode was the worst part
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>>121065399
The first episode was the worst out of them all.
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>>121066032
TIP TOP EDGE
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Sure are a lot of A-1 shows being mentioned in here. Gee I wonder if there might be a pattern in all of this somewhere.
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>>121065470
>>121065593
There is literally more motion in the manga than in the anime.

Maybe the producers just didn't want to give resources to a series that doesn't pander to their usual otaku demographic. But if that kind of reasoning could fly these days, anime would be dead.
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Blood+

Samurai Flamenco, although I enjoyed that wild ride until the end.

Gunslinger Girl

Macross Frontier
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>>121066297
you got me. im an A-1 pro viral marketer. and i would have gotten away with it if not for you meddling kids!
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Death Parade
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>>121066322
>Blood+
Really? I don't remember the first episode, but I think it was the same "Saya, you must fight" bullcrap as the others.
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>>121066364
If by Death Parade you mean Death Billiards
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>>121065607

The only characters that people seem to really care about out out of the dozen or so are Rin and the Producer, probably mostly for character design reasons. Since then I don't hear much about the Producer anymore though Rin still seems to get a lot of pixiv fanart.
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>>121065645
don't even remind me of this

>>121065808
or this
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>>121065399
First episode actually made me want to drop the series, but after the second or third I actually took a liking to it. Still don't know why, though.

What did it for me was Ushinawareta, though didn't end up hating it, but still, the first chapter was way above the others.
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>>121066333

No I'm just saying that on average their shows seem to crater after the first couple of episodes. That might go for the Aniplex brand in general though regardless of studio since they rely so goddamn much on popular licenses, popular people and marketing versus having shows that can even stay interesting and in some cases even consistently as animated as the first couple of episodes. Ever since they started taking on overseeing pretty much every popular adaptation project things have gotten incredibly one note and kind of boring as far as most anime seasons go.
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Kotoura-san is the best answer to this thread.
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>>121066368
The first 5 minutes of episode one was Saya's rampage in Vietnam.

There was werewolves and shit, explosions, night time battles, Vampire Samurai cutting up soldiers and stabbing villagers and babies without mercy or discrimination.
Then it goes to "Saya, do something"
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>>121066555
Fuck. You beat me to it.
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Nobunagun.

>That first chapter's ending
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>>121066598
No anon, he >>121065267 beat us to it.
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>>121066532
Was getting mad part of your plan?
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>>121065267
The first ep felt like overly melodramatic shit, as if it were screaming "ARE YOU FEELING SAD YET" in your face.
I still stuck with it until ep 9 for some reason.
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>>121066680
It sucks anon, don't do it. I felt like I was watching ice melting.
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Kotoura-san
SAO
Titans
Natsuyuki rendezvous
Ryuugajou nanana no maizoukin
Grisaia
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>>121066532
Does God-tier mean beyond shit now?
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>>121065353
This.
I hate myself.
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>>121066735
>Ryuugajou nanana no maizoukin
The god tier was the Tensai episode, episode 2 IIRC. It was all downhill from there.
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>>121065399
First is my least favorite so far.
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I don't know how anybody who wasn't already a fan found CG's first episode as anything more than mediocre. If I wasn't Scamco's money slave, I'd have dropped it there and then.
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>This thread is now about shit-tier opening episodes that became god-tier AOTS/AOTY
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>>121066946
Now that's harder.
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Soul Eater.
First 3 to be exact.
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>>121065236

lolwut? I still fucking love this show.
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>>121066125
>Shounen shit for 20 year-olds instead of 12 year-olds

what is this even supposed to mean
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This show tanked fucking HARD, which is a shame because it started off so amazing.

I got so pissed off I dropped it on the 2nd to last episode, and have never had any desire to finish it.
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>>121066854
It was a MASSIVE improvement over the original Idolmaster's first episode.
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>>121066827
Are you trying to imply that Gankutsuou was bad? It was the best Gonzo anime (fine, that doesn't say much) and one of my all time favorites.
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Gargantia.At the end I liked it,but I was kinda dissapointed because I expected mecha fights against the hideuaze and not a slice of life about sea hobos.
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Is there anything like Mekaku, but doesn't lose all of its budget before the first episode?
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>>121066076
I don't understand how people can say it's confusing or random.
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>>121067005
Still pretty mad about it. At least it had Pino.
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>>121067144
Don't worry, it's one of my favorites also. Peppo just surprised muh penisu.
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>>121067267
>Peppo just surprised muh penisu.
Well, she was the best girl.
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>>121065399
>cock goes where
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>>121067065
That she's a butthurt obese femwhore who can't recognize good anime and probably watches some generic shoujoshit to compensate for her lack of love life.
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The many mentions of kotoura in this thread convinces me that I should pick it up
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shit parade
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>>121067468
Get ready to sleep.
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>>121065577
The whole fucking series should have been about SAO
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>>121067514
It still wouldn't be good because Kirito is a shitty MC and Asuna is a shitty main girl.
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>>121067468

You should watch the first two episodes. Then drop it.
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Angel Beats
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Maou sama was fantastic all the way until episode 5. Then it became irredeemable LN shit
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>>121067553
But it wouldnt have been as shitty at least
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>>121066532
>implying it isn't the other way around
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Why don't these people talking about Kotoura-san just go watch Elfen Lied?
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>>121066322
>Macross Frontier
Yup, it got me.
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>>121067602

Yea. I feel that if they made it a tad bit darker, rather than Maou only having a "vaguely evil" past it would have been more enjoyable.

That being said, it was still a pretty good Slice of Life anime. It didn't tank anywhere nearly as bad as shit like >>121067082
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>>121067681
neither are really worth the watch, tbh
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Nobunagun
S.T.A.L.K.E.R the anime
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>>121065399
More like 2nd episode, but I'll keep watching it because, why the hell not?, also the OP is Top Tier compared to anything this season, except maybe Dead Parade's OP.
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>>121067681
Because they're both bad, faggot.
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>>121067755
But isn't an edgy fuckfest what these people wish Kotoura-san was?
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>>121065236
Just what we needed, another aldnoah general.
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>>121066745

>Does God-tier mean beyond shit now?

I feel like this one quote perfectly sums up all that is this board. After all isn't everything always pure meritless shit or the single greatest stroke of genius masterpiece ever conceived to /a/? Quite often within the same thread even?
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>>121066799
I must be rhe only person who thought KLK started out boring and got awesome in the 2nd half.
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>>121067785

Its not because it wasn't edgy enough. Far from it, actually, as the final arc was pretty edgy for Slice of Life standards.

No, the problems are:

That redhaired bitch just getting a free fucking pass after almost getting MANabe killed.

MANabe just becomes a standard male-punching bag.

Fucking Grandpa.

The last arc.
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>>121065236

That first 2-ep arc was brilliant - the rest of the show just didn't live upto what the first episodes suggested.
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>>121067891
Manabe jokes got old, fast. And they were constantly being repeated every episode.
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The first episode was one of the most beautiful things I ever saw. After that it became rather plain and boring.
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Mirai Nikki
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>>121066854

It's kind of hard to avoid giving them money somehow even if you want to considering how much they have their hands in. Any times you support any anime, game, or bit of merchandise that has Bandai Visual, Sunrise, Bandai Namco Games, Lantis or Banpresto somewhere in the production committee you are essentially giving them money.
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>>121065267
/thread

>>121065399
>not enjoying rolling scrambling girls
>not keeping it real
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Fooling with great first episode? What is this, 00's? Plebs.
Nowadays it's not enough, you have to fool people with great FIRST SEASON to ensure a true butthurt later.
Pic related.
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What is watamote??
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>>121068027
It truly was The Matrix of anime
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>>121067947
The last volume of the manga was the best part.
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>>121068027
What are you talking about? Both seasons of Wixoss were pretty much on the same average level.
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One of the greatest first episodes ever. Godlike animation and an amazing first scene, with those delightfully absurd first lines.
Too bad the anime didn't stay at this level. Still enjoyable but animation-wise it took a dive and it became random as hell.
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>>121067903
Most of the arcs that weren't the 'main plot' were great.

>suicide arc
>bullying arc
>gamedev arc

They just weren't as good as the rocket arc. Death Parade wishes it were as good as this
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>>121065236
captain earth

nothing fucking happens

it was like star driver with the music on only a few episodes
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>>121068189
This, so much. I loved the first episode but this show was a big fucking disappointment.
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>>121068027
I want to bully her hair
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>>121068102
Too bad the BDs are upscales and only slightly better than the DVDs.
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Coyote Ragtime Show had an excellent first episode. If only it maintained that quality to the end.

I see the IRC trolling bandwagon regarding Kotoura-san is still strong, by the way. What's next, Acchi Kocchi?
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>>121067705
It didn't need to be grimdark but the plot was taken more seriously at first. However the comedy was much better in the first episode. After the the first-half it wasn't about fantasy beings getting used to the modern world. It wasn't about hiding their powerlevel. It wasn't even about working at McDonald's. It was just "maou bowl" like every other generic LN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSwnNy6MRa8
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>>121067763
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>>121065236
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>>121067763
Not true because it was good until the smoking episode which was the third one I think? After that yeah, it went downhill from there.
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>>121068189
First ep almost made me cry dammit, why did it end up being so boring
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Nobunagun
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More like first three episodes or so, then the disappointment sunk in
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>>121068554
yer kidding
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No.6
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>>121068422
aer u joking right now? that ending, so many feels
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>>121068554
I don't understand how something with such a pedigree could've been so fucking bad.
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>>121065399
Ep 2 > Ep 1 >>> Ep 4 > Ep 3
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Mysterious gf x, made me realize the fun of romance in anime is the chase, the actual relationship part is boooooooring!
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>>121068422
This is one of those shows that I ruined for myself over all that Anzu porn. Couldn't take it seriously if I picked it up
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When Funimation licensed this they previewed the first episode online for free. How many do you think they suckered.
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>>121068554
But episode 9 was the best episode.
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>>121065741
Liked it for the asshole teacher and the "Best friends" parts.
Shame we only saw so little of the cultvan
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>>121068154
>Most of the arcs that weren't the 'main plot' were great.

I agree to that.

The overarching plot was rubbish. The stand-alone/episodic ones outside of the main plot were very good.
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>>121068720
Not to mention that her VA couldn't act. It kinda ruins the whole show.
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>>121068666
But the rest was good too.
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I was incredibly disappointed by how fine this show ended up.
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It had a pretty nice start, loved the characters and their interaction. And then it went full CRAWLING IN MY SKING plus Aoyama got more and more screentime. Talk about wasted potential.
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>>121068189
Believer's High is a great OP, though.
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>>121068554
disappointment of the year 2014
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Kokoro Connect

First episode was pretty good, but then it went super down hill with all of the forced drama.
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>>121068846
That reminds me.
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>>121068027
I really wanted Ruu to go full Kotomine. Oh well, I still got my reverse-corruption of Yuki, I'm satisfied.
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>>121068852
I dropped it after one of the first episode, but Aoyama was so much best girl it wasn't even funny
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>>121068989
>Single-handedly saving a show from being utter crap
Sasuga Asumi Kana
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>>121069091
She was fantastic but she couldn't save it, it was utter shit from beginning to end.
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>>121069046
You should have watched more. it's actually really good.
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>>121068448
I agree, but I was just too lazy to specify it.
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