ITT: Awful trash people only defend out of nostalgia
>trapped in a MMO show
>no animation budget for fighting
>have long drawn out conversations instead with panning images of the characters and backgrounds
>if the characters are in a dungeon, lead by seeing them swing a sword once
>proceed with eight minute conversation as they stand in place
Nobody defends this.
It was too long and would've been better as 1-cour so they didn't have to fill time with boring conversations
We got to see Subaru's nipples after the last scene of the OVA and that probably started me down the path of degeneracy, so I love it for that at least
Hokuto no Ken
while the manga is awesome, the anime is an insane unwatchable piece of shit
Actually I just hate the SAO fanbase for being among the stupidist on /a/. The two shows barely have anything in common yet we get assclowns like you attacking it. Mind you the butthurt that Log Horizon engendered was a lot funnier.
Also Escaflowne, I really wanted to like it.
.hack's OST is good, at least. The show itself is pretty meandering, though.
I think FLCL is kind of not that great either, outside of the music. It just feels like stuff Gainax did better both before and after.
I mean I can understand if they say the games are the strongest entry in the franchise or they represent it better or just they are better, I've never played the game but I've heard good things.
My favorite .hack is legend of the twilight which is only okay.
>My favorite .hack is legend of the twilight
I'd kill for a .hack(or any mmo anime) where it was just people doing shit in an mmo, dealing with guild drama, server drama, raiding, pvping, and having
Log Horizon is probably the best "trapped in an MMO" series I've seen so far though, but I only watched like 2 episodes of Overlord.
Fuck you I'll defend this.
I imagine the only reason people don't like this is because there isn't enough action and because most of it is just talking. But what you get from this formula is the characters being fleshed out more than any other show. It explored isolation and depression about as good as anything else, even better than most other shows. It wasn't the most visually striking anime but it didn't need to be because the dialogue was pretty strong. The only downside I can think of is that the plot won't make a lot of sense near the end if you haven't played the game, but it still can stand on its own if you really try to make sense of things. Also the OST is god tier.
Personally, I don't like it when a full understanding and appreciation of a series would require me to get less accessible media related to the franchise. The fact of the matter is //sign failed to make me a fan so I never looked forward to succeeding titles, and for a fan to say I have to [play games/source media/manga] is saying I have to be a fan to be a fan; it already made it's impression and I'm not obligated to follow through it.
That's not true. I don't like it because I don't like sulky teenagers in my anime. If an anime script would be made mostly from MMO chats I'd rather have funny, more positive or hopeful themes.
The rest of your defense is acceptable.
I know you only came to this thread to see if this was posted so.
The game was incredible though repetitive. Best soundtracks.
Loved Mistral and Gardenia the best.
GU games were shit and were a sign of the anime industry taking a turn for the worst: moeshit, pandering, ect
Besides the Liminality tie in, the animes were shit too.
I had fun, I can admit it's not that good. It was also my first MMO story.
Overlord kinda does that, it was an aimless but fun show. Only thing it lacks is guild mates but there's flashbacks for that and his servants kinda full that role.
Oh I agree, if people say you can't judge anything because you haven't experienced all of it is full of shit. I just say it's a fair claim if they say other stuff is better or if one entry isn't a fair representation of the whole franchise.
Then he's a child because the animation is perfectly fine unless he's one of those "I can't watch old animation" people, aka a child.
Are you serious? the production and animation is cheap as fuck, typical of those long running Toei series from the late 80's / 90's, with a terrible pace and rythm as they were airing at the same time the manga were published. There was shitloads of series with better production and animation from this period and before, just like this for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB_CtfZqx0w
>>no animation budget for fighting
I just finished .hack//sign yesterday. The only fight that I really disliked was the group one in the cathedral, episode 25.
>The only downside I can think of is that the plot won't make a lot of sense near the end if you haven't played the game, but it still can stand on its own if you really try to make sense of things.
I thought I had a pretty good grasp of things until Helba deleted the field and suddenly there was a happy ending.
>Also the OST is god tier.
This might actually be your nostalgia talking. I got so sick of some of the tracks because they kept playing over and over again.
bright morning light
I watched this show waiting for the action, there was like one good scene in the entire show. But while I waited for the action I started to like the characters and the world they played in.
I dont believe you. No ones taste is that shit. Trigun only gets better with the years. In the mists of shitty anime of today, watching Trigun is like a blast of artic air in the desert.
I agree hole heartedly with this. I tried rewatching that show and I couldn't do it. The characters were just so bad. They were never good though. I think that was half the fun, watching them die.
I remember forcing myself to watch .hack//sign because everyone was raving about it.
God damn, it was so boring.
Excellent soundtrack though.
Same with pic related - good soundtrack, but as exciting as watching grass grow
The first half of the series were good but the second half went to shit. The characters made the series hold together until the ending. Only characters deserve their own spinoffs are Mai, Nao and Natsuki.
The rest were fine but Nao has more spine than the others.
Nao doesn't put up no bullshit with everyone except Mikoto who's a non-existent friend to her.
The second half is objectively terrible. The "down parts" consisted of everything until space and even then it wasn't that good, it just became a slideshow of aped animation where they drew GL over other famous super robots.