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- Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:13:27 EST CtUSOPSd No.1613
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What are some shows that generally get a lot of praise from people that you think are garbage? I'll list a few of mine

>Serial Experiments Lain
>techxnolyze
>FLCL
>Steins;gate
>Akira
>jojo's bizarre adventure (dropped this one pretty quick but I tried multiple times and just kept dropping it)
>dragon ball Z
>madoka


I found all of these to be incredibly stupid and/or boring with no other qualities that would excuse it. I don't give a shit about the "vibe", if nothing interesting is happening in your anime then it sucks.
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Eliza Sonnerford - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:06:51 EST towvYh1/ No.1615 Reply
Y'know, everyone's praising Boku no Pico but I just find the relationships artificial and meaningless. Porn's pretty weak too. You can easily find manga with cuter protagonists.
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Dextrolord - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:19:06 EST 8PG4m6PZ No.1616 Reply
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>>1613
I can get into a good action anime but I prefer comedy and slice of life. That being said...


Attack on Titan is a giant steaming turd. My friend put it this way one time, "It's nothing but an over the top PTSD simulator." I think that says everything there is to say about the show
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Albert Nebberford - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:20:04 EST kuT1If+7 No.1618 Reply
GITS would probably be my unconventional trash.
As in the series. The OG movie is a superb gem, but all of the series were really tacky and clumsy imo.
Also seconding >>1614 , you dislike such a broad spectrum that I'm curious what you actually enjoy.
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:20:05 EST iLikEToleARn No.1619 Reply
>>1618
GITS would probably wouldn't be great.
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James Mannerstock - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:55:39 EST Wv8NYyM6 No.1622 Reply
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>>1618

Agreed, Shirow's work is better in artbook form and figs.

Also wondering what kinda stuff OP digs.
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Wesley Hovingwater - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:58:36 EST MUv8jjEB No.1623 Reply
>>1619
What do you fine so disagreeable?

Seems like you're trying to steer us away from something, Man.
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Cyan - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:20:27 EST rVquRNA5 No.1625 Reply
>>1618
Exactly. I dont mean it sarcastically I'm curious. Mecha and Isekai are a couple I can think of which arent represented in the OP, but everything else at least touches on enough genres that I'm having trouble imagining what he enjoys.

Maybe Yuri action romances? Did you like Valkyrie Drive OP?
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William Dommerchag - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:18:19 EST hcbt0E5y No.1628 Reply
>>1614
>>1618
>>1625

I like most highly rated anime, just not these ones, what's so hard to get about that?
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Ian Hillykatch - Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:19:13 EST FFl8iwxl No.1661 Reply
>>1613
I haven't watched a ton of anime, kinda just getting into it but 2 that were highly recommended that I HATED were:
>Kill la Kill
>Madoka
The saving grace of Madoka is it's kinda dark and the music is good, but I just didn't care about any of the characters.


unpopular opinion of liking one everyobody shits on:
>High School of the Dead
I know it's fanservice but the animation is beautiful and the story and character development isn't half bad either.


The following two were ok until a certain point:

Sword Art Online until I watched it a second time and noticed how creepy, cringy, and incesty it is. Still decent but ehhhh

I thought Naruto was going to be shit but it has actually been pretty good. Until now. I'm at the great ninja war and I hate this arc. The first half of it was all well and good, but now fighting obito is absolute shit. Each episode is like 70% recap of previous episodes with like 3 minutes of actual story progression. It feels rushed and also purposely slowed at the same time. Plus it's basically turned into "I have this eyeball, OH YEAH? WELL I HAVE THIS EYEBALL, wait guys Madara has the ultimate eyeball!"
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Ian Hillykatch - Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:21:48 EST FFl8iwxl No.1662 Reply
>>1661
also forgot to say Ruroni Kenshin sucked. it was slow and boring. nb
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Priscilla Cuffingditch - Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:13:44 EST YOLUp29i No.1663 Reply
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fuck you op dragon ball z is trash but it's that good trash ya know what i mean

i see a lot of people praising that show with that evil tanya chick, that show is fucking bad, the plot is bad, and no one in that show is likable at all.
although they did a good job writing her into isekai quartet.

i also didn't like overlord.
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Augustus Buffingmodge - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:32:55 EST 56aaT8Av No.1667 Reply
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>>1613
konosuba is great but the isikai genre is powerfantasy blue balls with mostly mary sue MC's

fite me
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Priscilla Cuffingditch - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:48:16 EST YOLUp29i No.1670 Reply
>>1667
i can't disagree

I mean, kazuma was hoping for a power fantasy, but aqua being a bitch screwed that over and he just wanted to fuck her over as well and well now he only does the bare minimum that he has to do and i respect him for that, no need to go out and do some crazy ass world saving shit when you can sit on your ass
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Jack Grandridge - Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:03:56 EST 56aaT8Av No.1680 Reply
>>1670
i say blue balls because there is usually no conclusion to the arc's.
>time i turned into a slime
BLUE BALL ME WITH CLIFF HANGERS EVERY TWO EPISODES
>overlord
LITERALLY DOING NOTHING BUT HEY GOBLIN ARMY
>loli the evil
ok, you needed more cliffhangers actually, hitler-esq france sequel when?
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Nell Fimblekick - Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:09:21 EST /XDnwsYh No.1687 Reply
What was your issue with Akira?
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Fucking Fillerway - Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:13:09 EST fX/DaK80 No.1694 Reply
>>1687
I think they're just being contrarian with some of those entries. Madoka or SEL I can understand, they're not for everyone. The whole post is just opinion bait anyway. OP is just saying "I don't like thing that people like" like that's supposed to encourage a decent conversation. But they don't offer any alternatives. "Shows like X and Y are uninteresting, but shows like A and B are more palatable to my superior tastes" we could do something with
nb shit thread
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Phyllis Pinkinbanks - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:22:19 EST s2t61CpQ No.1701 Reply
>>1613
>JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

you're objectively stupid OP. i'm sorry.
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Walter Smallway - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:27:27 EST CtUSOPSd No.1703 Reply
>>1687
I don't really know man like I've watched it at least 3-4 times now because every time people keep saying how great it was and all I remember was thinking it was boring as shit but I can't remember why I thought it was so boring so I think maybe it really wasn't that bad and I watch it again but I end up just as bored every time. It has coolish world-building I guess but "the blob" is not exactly a compelling storyline. The movie is mosty just cool visuals without good relationships between characters or an interesting plot. I don't really give a shit about the visuals so it just bored the shit out of me.
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Edward Clerringtadge - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:26:46 EST QU2+OWE8 No.1713 Reply
like, not to be a dick but if you can't vibe with any of the tone, soundtrack, visuals, setting, story, and characters of Akira, then I just don't know what to say to you. What do you even like in anime? Why do you watch it, what are you expecting to get from it? True, not everyone has to unanimously love and praise Akira, but it's just one of those works of fictiona nd media that it's like, how do you watch it and NOT appreciate it? How can you not be drawn in by it? There's a lot to unpack and digest. And on a purely reactionary level, how can you not give a shit about the visuals? Even without understanding the significance behind its animation, it's just such pure fucking classic raw classic anime. If you are "bored" by Akira, do you even like anime in general?
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Edward Clerringtadge - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:29:45 EST QU2+OWE8 No.1714 Reply
>>1713
didn't mean to say classic twice at the end there but still

if you're going to make such a shitty baiting post then at least offer alternatives to what you think is "actually good" so we can have an understanding of where you are coming from. Don't just be like "these shows are shit, and obviously aren't very good even though many many people rate them very highly, which to me is wrong". Tell us why you don't like them, and what you DO like and why you like that.
nb thread flooding
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Alice Hiffingdirk - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:23:53 EST ufv0DQp1 No.1722 Reply
I watched the first season of Jojo and never got anything out of it. It was just so mediocre in every aspect. Never found a single reason to go on and watch more of it
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Phoebe Habberspear - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:45:12 EST 2ZiB3lVP No.1723 Reply
>>1722
I know this sounds really weak in defense of it but it doesn't actually become the show people talk about until part 3

I did the same thing trying to read the manga over the years, part 1 just isn't very good, and while part 2 is fun it's still not "JoJo"
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Matilda Chodgewell - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:58:03 EST YOLUp29i No.1724 Reply
>>1723
I'm quite the opposite, I found season one and two enjoyable.

I got like 10 episodes into season 3 and though it was the most boring shit, then i just fell further and further behind and just stop caring
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Oliver Naffingson - Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:51:20 EST oGiuucRl No.1728 Reply
>>1722
Part 1 is very dry, Part 2 is a lot more fun and starts to ramp up the craziness. Part 3 is when it becomes full-blown JoJo. Definitely give part 2 a try though, Joseph is many people favourite JoJo and personally enjoy him a lot in Battle Tendencies. When I first watched the ending of Part 2 it was some of the hypest shit I'd seen in an anime. It also took me a couple tries to really get into the show (I'm a casual who hasn't read the manga) because I was put off by all the mostly naked musclemen and posing and everything else. But when I finally 'got' it and it all clicked, it became a hell of a ride and I still can't get off it.
But yes, part 1 is very 'mediocre'. Araki was still finding his footing on what the series was going to be, and most of it was a parody/homage/inspired by other existing manga trends of that time and before. In Part 2 he starts doing his own thing and by part 3 and onwards he goes full Araki and it's the series everyone means when they talk about JoJo
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Samuel Giddlewatch - Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:17:49 EST OiOYrBPX No.1738 Reply
>>1722
Part 1 is something you may not appreciate out the gate, but it's incredibly important to the rest of the series, especially when you get to Stardust Crusaders. It may the weakest part of the franchise as Araki was still figuring out what he wanted JoJo to be, but I really respect what it set up for the parts that followed it.

I'd also never recommend skipping parts.
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Cyan - Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:09:05 EST rVquRNA5 No.1740 Reply
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>>1738
I also highly recommend reading Over Heaven as soon as you finish Part 3. It makes DIO much more human, ironically
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Doris Fishkatch - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:09:52 EST hcbt0E5y No.1765 Reply
>>1713
>tone, soundtrack, visuals,
don't care about any of these. I literally enjoyed the awful 2015 CGI berserk more than Akira
>setting, story, and characters of Akira
All of these sucked. The setting was the least bad but still not all that interesting, pretty mundane sci fi shit, oh wow they have different looking motorcycles and it's even more crowded and industrialized, how inspired. Story is the worst part by far and why the whole thing sucks. The movie is too short and filled with long action sequences for there to really be any characterization. The political situation is just there to advance the plot, they do a shit job of making you understand the characters motivations or the society they live in or what they're fighting for. There's barely any dialogue and there is absolutely nothing thought provoking like in other classics like GITS. I feel like if you enjoy capeshit you're the type who would enjoy Akira. it's a big visual effects fest where people have flashy magic powers with nothing else really to speak for it. In fact, add in some forced canned humor in some one liners and it's basically indistinguishable.
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Lillian Sablingletch - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:59:31 EST s2t61CpQ No.1789 Reply
>>1740
I'd put Over Heaven off until after Part 6.
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Cyan - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:13:37 EST rVquRNA5 No.1790 Reply
>>1789

Ah I tried reading part 6 and couldnt get into it. I'll have to give it another shot if it ties well into Over Heaven. I mean, I kind of already know how it does because of a friend but still.
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Frederick Girringson - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:42:55 EST HKIYv9oG No.1799 Reply
>>1765
I dunno man. You sound beyond help. You still haven't said what you do like or what you want. You say you found GITS thought provoking but you also lack the analytical capacity to find meaning in Techxnolyze or SEL. But the thing is you don't have to look very hard to find anything thought provoking in GITS. It's literally spelled out for you. You also lack the ability to sit back and enjoy a spectacle while simultaneously digging a little under the surface and finding subtext. I don't mean to come off as combative or anything but I would like to know what you do find genuinely good. Honestly it just sounds like you want a documentary.
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Simon Trotbanks - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:31:59 EST odHv60vZ No.1808 Reply
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Yall abunch of fuckersnot recommending crayonshinchan to thisgay op
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Molly Cangernot - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:19:41 EST CtUSOPSd No.1811 Reply
>>1799
Oh GITS is too straightforward and lain and technolyze are just deeper because they're more vague and shit. They're more pretentious you mean. Here's an excerpt from a MAL review that pretty much sums up texchnolyze
>Texhnolyze is a show about heavy breathing, grunting, and a pissing contest between a group of gun and sword wielding alpha males in suits who speak in bad mob movie cliches. If you force your imagination enough, you may be able to find something deep in the recesses of this art, but the same could be done if you stared long enough at the textures on a rusty frying pan.

>There's a subplot about "texhnolyzation", a procedure to repair or upgrade a person using technologies such as mechanical limbs. The transhumanist ideas herein, which have potential, are unfortunately enveloped in a lot of empty atmosphere. Most scenes are comprised of long shots of nothing, sound effects that were ran through one too many flange filters, and cryptic dialog that's just later reiterated in dull exposition.

>The tone is reminiscent of the cheap drawings an angry teenager would sketch up after being sent to his room for cursing out his mother. There's hardly any diversity among the characters; they all share the same stern facial expression, and communicate by either mumbling or shouting.

I mean what exactly did you find deep or thought provoking about it? Vague artsy fartsy shit is just assumed by stupid people to be full of meaning in the vagaries and they pretend to have been able to find this hidden meaining with their superior brains. It's the emperor wears no clothes phenomena basically. If you don't get it it's just because you're not smart enough pleb. In reality there's nothing to get because nothing has really been explicated by the story at all.
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Hugh Ninkinstutch - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:53:40 EST G5w4HD+y No.1849 Reply
>>1613
>Akira
take a heroic dose of mushrooms, watch it again, profit. It's an amazing movie. Top 5 movies animated or not.
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Hugh Ninkinstutch - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:56:47 EST G5w4HD+y No.1850 Reply
>>1703
you are the kind of cheap thrills seeking person who's the reason great directors like Kubric don't get to make properly funded movies these days.
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Angus Clunninghall - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:39:58 EST /XDnwsYh No.1892 Reply
>>1703
To be honest I used to find Akira very boring at first. I didn’t like it when I was younger and didn’t get through it. It wasn’t until my third watch everything clicked and I understood it and was engrossed. I pretty much found it how you describe and was honestly confused and bored by it. Would say it’s pretentious ironically to be pretentious myself hipster style. That’s just me though. I was probably 18 when I first saw it and wasn’t much into anime then.
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David Nottingbanks - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:00:01 EST jSu9N3vL No.1902 Reply
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One of these is a scene from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The rest are kaleidoscope images. Can /a/ guess the right one?
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Ian Brookcocke - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:27:13 EST Le3hpx0T No.1928 Reply
try seven deadly sins
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Albert Blattinggold - Sun, 01 Sep 2019 07:09:53 EST hxku3FSU No.2002 Reply
ok wait hold on were people actually mentioning stand alone complex earlier, that can't in earnest
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Priscilla Fesslewirk - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:13:31 EST oM8UiOYQ No.2071 Reply
>>2011
Code Geass is a masterpiece of schlock. Every time you think the show's peaked and can't get any dumber, it finds a way to surprise you. It's a wonderful explosion of stupidity, a beacon of hackery shining across the boring grey of the sea of mediocrity. There are many shows that are as hare-brained that CG, but there are few that are as entertaining. If Kurtzman and Orci were to write and direct an anime, they'd make Code Geass. This one's for the ages.
But yeah, people who take it seriously should be given a pension for being mentally challenged.
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Augustus Drillersitch - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:11 EST 5tZFlN9K No.2081 Reply
>>2080
The family guy of Japanese animationation.
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Nigel Nonderbare - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:08:46 EST 5ou//kMr No.2092 Reply
>>1613
>Serial Experiments Lain
>garbage
Unironically fucking kill yourself OP.
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Barnaby Gicklewell - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:26:14 EST 5tZFlN9K No.2131 Reply
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>>2129
Maybe a little bit but it's quite unique so I believe it deserves the attention.
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Albert Gorryhot - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:25:59 EST nuDRQS1X No.2150 Reply
>>2129
certain aspects maybe, what with all the anime that has been influenced by it, but it will always be a classic and it is well earned in its place
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Frederick Fuckingdale - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:27:05 EST zOthK5v8 No.2199 Reply
>>2129
Yes and no; it's praised for the wrong qualities. People take the religious symbols and the obscure plot background to be the message of the show instead of mere filler, and then there's all the sexually-fuelled obsession with mentally traumatised teenagers that completely misses the point and makes the creators visibly disappointed whenever it gets brought up in interviews. It's a good show, but people first watched it when they were teenagers (or particularly immature adults), when they simply hadn't the mental capacity to grasp the thematic element of the cartoon; they praised it because they saw others praise it, but didn't understand what to praise it for, so they latched onto the elements they did understand, and by now they have formed a reasonably sized cult in the sewers and none of them knows what the series originally received notice for. I mean, the franchise is still a dutiful money cow, at least the creators are still supported.
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Matilda Gunningsare - Fri, 27 Sep 2019 05:52:27 EST QRQa5jm7 No.2240 Reply
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>>1613
Okaasan Online is isekai trash
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Esther Chegglecocke - Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:13:15 EST YOLUp29i No.2242 Reply
>>2240
hell yeah it is, but it helps that it's funny

sword art online is actually trash though
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Matilda Goodforth - Sat, 28 Sep 2019 19:42:32 EST QRQa5jm7 No.2260 Reply
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>>2242
>Wise goes to jail for hitting the chosen one
Funny cos it's subversion of expectation.
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Priscilla Faggleshaw - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 03:42:34 EST 7469qMmN No.2359 Reply
Non non biyori, kiniro mosaic, yuru yuri, etc are all fucking BORING
I don't know how people sit through CGDCT
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Caroline Brannersod - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:09:08 EST 5tZFlN9K No.2363 Reply
>>2359
Yuru yuri is not really high rated. Ask the fans and even they'll admit it's not great.
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Dextrolord - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:03:47 EST 8PG4m6PZ No.2364 Reply
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>>2363
>>2359
Well if you don't like cgdct typa shows why r u surprised u dont enjoy them?

And ya for as much as I enjoyed the 1st and second seasons of yuru yuri, I don't think it deserves awards or anything like that
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Doris Barddale - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:22:39 EST DAAXddmK No.2365 Reply
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>>2364
Oh it definitely doesn't but its a really nice show to have in the background. Nothing beats Lucky Star in the comfy department though.
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Lydia Chottingbanks - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:35:59 EST 85t5dEN/ No.2369 Reply
>>1616
Joke's on your friend. Attack on Titan is merely pretending to be that.

It's actually about the horrors caused by racial and political modernist philosophies on the rightwing side of the political spectrum as seen in the 20th century.
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Phineas Dazzleham - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:40:43 EST v8Zi53lz No.2370 Reply
>>2369
either way it's still highly rated garbage.
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Cornelius Hucklestock - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:01:12 EST melTqJhR No.2374 Reply
>>2370
The Fanbase can be god awful but i think its pretty decent.

You have to remember to disassociate a western fanbase from the work. These people dont ever really spend money on their franchise, they read the manga off the internet, pirate the episodes, and barely buy any merchandise. When it comes down to it, Japan is really the only thing keeping this thing going so try your best to ignore the fanbase of any work.

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