Why me first? I guess if I had to pick one thing, it'd be when an anime goes from an interesting premise to a watered-down slice-of-life gimmick.
I dropped FSN after a few episodes once I realized this was about to happen I actually love pic related's design though
generic moe as fuck character designs. I won't argue if Clannad's the greatest love story ever told, since i haven't seen it, but damn am i turned off from even watching it. it's also why i'm not this close to ever playing neptunia.
in a similar vein, try-hards character designs. not just limited to edgy shit, but stuff you get off most sci-fi VNs. something along the lines of Blazblue.
Abuse of cost cutting techniques. If you can't make it through the first episode without using a dozen ways to avoid showing things that would be more difficult or time consuming to animate, I'm watching something else.
My trinity of dropping a show:
-If the plot doesn't go somewhere.
-If the Mc is a fucking pussy.
-If it turns into a yank fest over a main character, or the villains/supporting character are retarded.
If the characters have same-face
Not anime but I got decently far into a scifi manga (whose name escapes me atm) until the MC's female friend suddenly died but then next issue was there like nothing happened. Turns out it was completely different character and MC was just friendly with both
Heres a list of studios you can and can't trust.
If father figure fucks her daughteru. I drop it in disgust. Happened with that anime whne i heard that little girl and his caretaker end up marrying.
If it bores them.
it it becomes horribly generic with no reddeming value.
>unimaginative monster or environmental designs
>CGI monsters or mechs
>main character is so bland-looking that he could be easily mistaken for a background character
I dunno if I'd call it an instant drop, but when the show prioritises being cute over everything else.
I gain nothing from this because I unfortunately don't find the average anime's definition of cute to be cute at all.
>Ugly character designs. (Shoujo, CGI, clannad bug-eyed type shit included)
>No male main character to self-interest as.(Very few exceptions (little witch academia, madoka etc.))
Anything else is at the very least allowed the 3 episode rule.
Me too but that's literally NEVER EVER tier. I'm not even sure if Samus would make a good protagonist given how poor/inconsistent her characterization has been whenever its come up. Maybe an OC donut steel protag whose slightly in love with her?
Fantasy setting that works like a JRPG/MMO/D&D
>I'm just your average high schooler
All girls/boys cast
Full CG shit
Okada at the writing
Shonen manga/light novel adaptions unless there's some pedigree
Modern mecha in general, especially new Gundams
What the fuck I'm even watching?
>patronizing fanservice out of thin air
Even though it's /a/ - the home of best girl warfare, I'm dead serious. Dropped Guilty Crown because of this.
Pic related, when I saw that I immediately noped out of this shit
>slut/non-virgin love interest
>cute trap in aime
>he likes girls
Not on 4chan though.
It's just a stealthy way to get recommendations of course
Which is why telling the other who makes a claim without proving it to go chock on a rotten cat dick is an acceptable thing.
If it's a comedy series and it makes me laugh, then it's no trouble. But when it's a nice action series or something that adds in completely left field death for the sake of drama, it's fucking dropped like a hot potato
Any anime that opens the first episode with boob grab/pantsu flash then its not even worth watching if they're using shitty cliches like that still.
Maybe if you're 14. Anyone could see his death coming and it's clearly an essential part of the narrative. You actually thought Simon was just going to be a pocket bitch the whole show? The only actual curveball was the gap between the two arcs.
So what? Most anime is shit. I'd be surprised if there's actually 50 good anime. I mean you can find 50 great movies and probably 50 good tv shows so why can't you find 50 good anime?
Seconding this, but then there's this nigger: >>144630275
Because you're new. Lurk, newfag
Not really, modern videogames are shit. They have the right to complain.
Not that anime are any better, /a/ could use some standards and stop watching seasonal harem/shonenshit.
Eh, not really. Most seasonal shows are all but forgotten 1-2 years later, maybe getting 2-3 threads a week that die at 50 posts afterwards. Besides, your taste will always be shit.
We at least have a steady stream of new things to talk about rather than having nothing but off-topic complaining about literally nothing.
>Otaku is transported into a fantasy world
>Magical battle academy where the MC is the "strongest weakest" character and has girls drooling over his dick.
I drop these two instantly. I don't even bother with haremshit battle series anymore, and I'm starting to feel the same way about Isekai.
>Folded short (since Samus is small)
>What makes you drop an anime immediately?
Male MC in high school setting gets a special encounter with new girl who drops on him or bumps into him, and aside of that we see him interacting with few other girls in the same episode being oblivious they have feelings for him...
Basically I drop every harem show ever.
aimed at guys. Fanservice aimed at girls is A-OK. No homo I swear.
>No homo I swear.
that's super gay.
>Only 2 posts in
>Already studio war
Extreme gender imbalances in the cast unless it's justified like in sports anime.
Chances are it's either a harem, fujoshit or some fanservice nonsense to bait otakus.
Too many females tend to be more harmful than too many males though.
MC is the only guy in the world with the power to help some organization, they kidnap him, completely ruining his life and within a few minutes after some token resistance he is completely fine with it and holds no ill-will towards his captors.
It happens so often and no one ever seems to care about this.
Holy shit, I thought I was the only one who was unsetteled so much by bad CGI.
It's like how I enjoyed Gankutsuou, but actually felt sick after marathoning it.
Other M was such garbage.
>since Samus is small
No. Fuck you team ninja.
Then we finally get another metroid game and it's some multiplayer 3DS FPS for federation marines. Fuck nintendo and fuck team ninja for completely shitting on the popularity metroid had finally gained.
Couldn't even get a fucking metroidvania game on the 3DS for whatever retarded reason. FUCK.
if I wanted toy story i would be on /co/ and not /a/
>there will never be a SoL/comedy Metroid anime with the main characters living in one of those typical small Japanese apartment buildings
>there will never be a Metroid anime at all
Stupid thing to drop something over, but Hunter x Hunter comes to mind after re-reading it with the recent threads being posted
Like every aquintance and random mook just gets killed, not even absence from multiple volumes and arcs save you
>cast is almost entirely female plus one male character, not counting villains, all-female casts are okay
>female character introduced as capable badass and competent, begins jobbing left and right and becoming retarded and incompetent to make male self-insert love interest look good
>story premise is that MC has no direction or goal in life until girl suddenly enters his life and tells him to enter this career field/go on an adventure/pilot a robot/etc.
>world is organized via video game logic and/or mechanics
>the world has a ranking system and arbitrary bureaucracy
>MC being sanctimonious and constantly talking down to people over petty shit
Bitch, you're sixteen years old, sit down
>MC has the moral compass and understanding of a child and the show tries to present this as compelling
>/a/ says it's not a harem
>/a/ says it's not like other light novels
>/a/ says MC isn't boring and generic because the story constantly shits on him or because he has internal monologues
at LEAST they're finally making a NON-otherm figma for Sammy
although it is pretty redundant to do generic varia suit again since the only real difference between her Prime and OM suits are the shoulder pauldrons.
yes i am slightly bitter that we will never have a figma of Light Suit.
>Bikini/beach/pool fanservice episode
>Idiot MC blind to all flirting. Worse if it's a harem anime
>Multi-episode drama over petty shit
>All characters literally doing nothing. (i hate the slice of life genre)
>MC is an otaku
>every character has a boring sameface
>flashbacks to things that happened earlier in the episode or an episode ago
>drama the show pretends I'm supposed to give a shit about without actually doing any of the work building up the character
>some Japanese studio crafts a story about heroes from every mythology gathering in one place, born from Japan's strong tradition of cultural syncretism
>armed with their experiences, they face the greatest adventure of all time; the challenge of everyday life
>as teenagers they are forced to attend school and be in the vicinity of each other for most of the day
every character is now a girl
it's also a harem anime with a generic male lead
Monkey's paw shit. This probably already happened and I just erased it from memory.
Physical violence on male lead played for laughs. I ain't need any of that shit in my life.
Individual characters that are impossibly annoying to tolerate.
Other than that, it comes down to whether I'm bored at the end of first ep or not. No clear conditions for this exist, other than subjective taste.
No, there's 3DCG shit in anime all over the place. Cars and other backgrounds are very common, but the really annoying stuff is mechs. Lots of shows use shitty CG mechs and they're the center of attention for most of the anime.