What anime had an art style that wasn't necessarily bad but you personally hate it?
S2 of pic related for me.
The thing is, 8man was never straight-up ugly. He just wasn't particularly attractive, yet not to the extent that it was completely unbelievable that a girl might find him appealling in some way. But S2 went too far though and made him objectively handsome.
One Outs was pretty amazing but how do you take this dude seriously, he looks like Hisoka turned blonde and got electrocuted
S2's art style is admittedly very divisive. Some people do like it, but I hated it from the first episode and it left me with a bad impression of S2 from episode 1. This was an impression that only proceeded to get worse as the show proceeded to shit itself, lose all sense of pacing, and delve into "Highschool is srs bzns" drama bullshit.
OreGairu has the same character designer as Index/Railgun anime.
you guys actually make me sad
Second season lost a lot of the magic that was in first season. First season is one of very few anime I have rewatched.
Then again second season went full drama mode.
>S2 has a proper step up in production values.
Nobody will deny that S2 had better production values, especially in the animation department. It's just that the art style was unoriginal as fuck compared to that of S1 and it ruined the looks of multiple characters.
It had a visibly low budget and cut corners where it could, but it was really enjoyable. I don't know, maybe the people working on it really liked the source material or something?
It was the sleeper of the season. I never foresaw it becoming one of the best shows that season. Hataraku Maou-sama also aired then, and was a real underdog too.
>It's just as generic, but with less detail.
I strongly disagree. Plenty of detail could be extracted from it when required. And for me at least, S2 was the epitome of a generic art style. No flair or anything of interest. By comparison, possibly by virtue of budget restraints, S1's style had plenty of character and (for me at least) still looks unique today.
I haven't watched the series (barged in the thread like a madman) and I recognize the S1 art. Actually I just realized there's an S2.
Any S1 face is instantly "8man" but even knowing your pic is from that show, it looks like any silly 1cour anime.
>I haven't watched the series (barged in the thread like a madman) and I recognize the S1 art
>Any S1 face is instantly "8man" but even knowing your pic is from that show, it looks like any silly 1cour anime.
Do these two statements contradict each other?
>cartoony character designs
>color pallette looks like someone vomited a set of poster paints onto the screen
>everyone is either ridiculously ugly or has that egg-like sameface
>expressions are over exaggerated
>forced fujo appeal
Mobfags will defend this.
He's supposed to be plain-looking. His expression and eyes is what would turn most women off from him, but they really did make him look too handsome in S2.
I won't argue with your opinions but
honestly how do you make an anime character ugly without making them fat or giving them goofy teeth. anime in general suffers from same face really badly, Idhard to tell if a chacter is supposed to be ugly or pretty or plain without other characters comments