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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 9, 2011, 2:33 PM


He he he :iconheheplz: last journal was quite interesting and to all those who shared thankyou and thankyou again :iconskyhighplz:

I am feeling adventurous, I wanna know? what is your favourite anime and why? and I wanna know what is your least favourite anime and why?

Warning wall of text begins here, if you read it all, you will get a cookie :cookie:

Also a little disclaimer, this is MY opinion, you don't need to agree, and if you want to comment on anything I have said? feel free, or rant even? I will just be happy you read it all :iconteheplz:

Mine, I would say Deathnote but there are a few holes in it that bring it down a bit ( L's almost psychic ability when it comes to deciphering the truth or predicting peoples actions especially when he has absolutely no valid path to his conclusion which I might add is always correct ) same goes for Light. I know they are suppose to be 'super smart' but even super smart people need to have a reason for how they came to their conclusion. The whole anime felt boxed in its own little world, by that I mean you didn't get the feeling that the whole event took place on a global setting. The upsides to the anime would have to be that it is refreshingly different and I like the fact it focused on an anti hero. Lights decent into madness was done very well and it had some very interesting characters along the way, though a lot of them I really didn't connect with or like very much.

So I would say my favourite anime at this point is Tiger & Bunny. Upsides and downsides? The downsides I would have to say is that there is currently no second season.....T^T That is all. Each character in T&B is well crafted and likeable, I have never watched an anime where I liked every single character or where the main character has been my favourite. Kotetsu is a fantastically original character who constantly develops through out the anime and isn't overdone but isn't boring at all. The idea of sponsored super heroes is pretty awesome too and the mech suits look badass, not to mention the anti hero kicks ass too. But if I am really going to be picky the only thing that bothered me a tiny bit is some of the scenes weren't exactly great quality and I wish they hadn't animated the other heroes (it worked great for the mechs but didn't really work to well for the other characters) I could blabber on all day bout why I love this anime but I will spare you the wall of text.

Now for the worst! :dummy:

I don't watch/read a lot of anime/manga, I tend to latch onto one at a time. I have watched Zoids (new and old century) Ultimate Muscle (which I adored and still do, even though it was ridiculous) Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, Alfen Lied, Durarara, Tiger and Bunny, a bit of Evangellion, and a bit of Ghost in a Shell and after school nightmare.

So...lets see....

Naruto.... it went of the rails...badly.... but only in the anime, the manga is fine if you can read the whole thing due to the fact its like 500 chapters and still ongoing. Kishimoto has a great knack for crafting intricate plots that fall into place perfectly though I never really connected with any of the characters, and all the ones I did were either killed off or ....come to think of it they all were... So I lost interest, that doesn't necessary make it bad, though the anime fillers were BEYOND HORRIFIC! each filler was like a bad fanfiction.

So the worst is Bleach. By far. Horrific to the point of no redemption. If you can tolerate the mangled plot, the overpowered unbalanced characters are sure to deliver the killing blow for the story's remote chances of making any sense... :iconimspeechlessplz: I am sorry Kubo but you are a terrible writer....and I mean terrible. Tite Kubo's art is fantastic and dynamic but it is clear he whored his manga to Shounen and stretched it beyond what he had originally intended. The biggest no no is that he actually FORGOT huge pieces of the plot. The part where Aizen wanted Orhime to repair the Hogyoku and then subsequently wondered off, completely forgetting about it and it turns out that the Hogyoku worked anyway. Also where Mayuri finds the hanging bodies and then leaves the audience wondering...forever...since the relevance or purpose of that scene is never revealed. He also discards characters left and right while introducing so many new ones that it makes it hard to keep track. Those are all bad points but not the worse. The worst thing in Bleach is Ichigo. He has the personality of a wet sock but everyone loves him unconditionally. He also power-ups more than Goku. He goes from having his ass kicked by a random nobody in the woods to man handling a lieutenant in the space of merely a few episodes, not just that he wondered straight into soul society mowing down any captain that gets in his way. Don't forget these captains are hundreds of years old and are specialized in their craft but Ichigo who is 15, and hasn't been a shinigami for more than a month chops them all down like straw, one after another, with barely any break. Not just that he is revived from the dead, twice, and once just because his super hollow powers revived him through friendship. He beat Aizen who was the second most horrificaly overpowred character in the series. What really made me want to bash my face into the table was that even in Ichigos form before Mugetsu...HE WAS WAY STRONGER THAN AIZEN! But alas he was too strong so Kubo decided to make him even stronger even though he could already defeat Aizen with little to no effort in exchange for his powers. Which... wait for it...made him lose?

I don't want to talk about Bleach any more T.T yes I enjoyed it for a while but that is only because it has good yaoi shipping potential, that is all. I don't even like Death Note yaoi or T&B yaoi because the plot alone is enough for me T^T

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Stack-A-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Ever tried One Piece?
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CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Favorite manga: Saiyuki (first series), Rurouni Kenshin & Fullmetal Alchemist. Saiyuki had an amazing twist at the end. I think I actually fell off the table when I was reading the last volume. I just love the simple story to Kenshin. And I am a bit of a sucker for guys that are so good at certain things, yet absolutely clueless when it comes to actually relating to another human being. FMA... well, I got hooked on it a while back when I actually could watch it, and started reading. I must say I like how the manga is going.

Least favorite: hard to say... If I don't like something, I stopped reading it. Yu-gi-oh is high on my list of least favorites. I was reading it in Shonen Jump Magazine ages ago. It was fun at first with the shadow games & so on, but when it turned to the duels with the card games, I lost interest. I guess that could be chalked up to the fact that I am so far out of the demographic it was aimed at.

As for anime... I don't have Cartoon Network on my cable TV, so I don't watch unless I drag out my DVDs...
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DeviantRoberto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
What I get form this is that if an anime is good enough in story, char. development, etc., it doesn't need Fan-Anything, unlike Bleach.
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AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Bleach is a favorite series of mine. I like its style, I like its characters, and I like its world and lore.

But yeah, he sucks really badly at writing. I constantly scream about how much of a disaster the plot is, primarily because I know it could have been so much better. -.-
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QuaterComet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Favorite anime is Ergo Proxy, hands down. It's so delightfully layered, emotional and intense, with a very memorable main cast. ^^

As for worst anime or manga? I don't think I can really say. It's because of ones like Bleach and Naruto that I'm tentative about getting too wrapped up in something that either goes on forever or gets horribly tangled up in loose plot threads. Despite this misgiving, I found Code Geass to be okay, am rather weirded out by Kuroshitsuji, and am stoked to get watching Fullmetal Alchemist sometime soon.
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neon-chimera Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
:D peoples' opinions on bleach always amuse me; there's always the die-hard-love-Ichigo fans, and then ones like you who started out loving it but ended up not so much any more, and others like me who cannot keep up and just gave up.

8D but i do agree with you on both Deathnote and Bleach. DN seemed too......it was really good, but watch it again and you can find some plot holes (or fall asleep.....mystery-themes are only good the first time through i think...).
Bleach is just too dragged and stretched out for me...

:D my favorite anime so far, despite i'm still reading/watching Naruto, I'll have to say Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (the one that follows the manga). I can find things to crit about it that are bad, but still in the end I'd have to say it was really well thought through and the characters were well-developed. The ones that died also made sense too, for like WHY they died.

:D have i ever mentioned that i love reading your journals?? :heart:
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite manga (because the anime interpretation was VERY different, and the OVAs... I am not bothered to watch them) is Hellsing. All the characters are tough and stand their own ground, the battles are all so good, and the end is just... wow :wow: I have loved it since I first read it.

Also, Fullmetal Alchemist. I watched the 2003 anime and loved it beyond words :love: So I decided to read the manga too, but the evil exams at scholl aren't letting me X_X

I agree with you about Naruto (I have never been interested in Bleach) and Death Note. Naruto has been going on for far too long, and it used to be decent before this "huge war" that is currently going on, with all the DEAD villains being ressurected or whatever. I don't even read it anymore.

Death Note is one of my favorite manga-s, and I was VERY disappointed at the anime. Even the "very meaningful" scene of L washing Light's feet was... ugh. There were far too many yaoi style scenes, L was far too creepy instead of smart, and everything was bad. The manga, on the other hand, was awesome, and none of the aforementioned negative stuff appear there. (However, I still don't get how L came to suspect and arrest Misa all of a sudden...)
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skaarlet Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna have to watch Tiger & Bunny. Hmm.

My favorite is FMA, mostly because of the super thick plot and I iked the characters a lot.

Worst? None. Because if I don't like an anime or manga, than I simply stop watching it, so I haven't really gotten far in many. xD
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cabevi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Hm, it's kinda true that Ichigo is overpowered... Well, my fav Anime is Death Note, followed by Number 6. ^^
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fluffymuffinfuck Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my favourites (as of right now, i still have so much to watch) are Cowboy Bebop and Fooly Cooly. i get what you mean about Bleach. when i read the first chapter in a Shonen Jump novel it seemed like it was going to be this really cool storyline with sort of a dark side about death and ghosts and moving on from this world ect, but as more and more of the story unfolded it was more and more of a let down from what i had originally expected. When Chad died, who was my favourite character (don't ask me why i honestly couldn't say) i pretty much lost interest all together. everytime i try to watch it i feel like it's the same battle scene i've seen a million times already and it honestly makes me wonder how many damn epic battles this dude can come up with. it just seems so boring after all of that. i couldn't even pay attention long enough to notice the holes in the story line.
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Hirui Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'm a forever fan of Full Metal Panic. ^_^
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XXbloody-nekoXX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Read it all -eats cookie-

I like animes such as KHReborn... and Death note was good but it made my family think im insaine :D

hmmm i kinda like some short ones :D No.6 (strange ending though) Ao no exorcist (magical flying bird wth??)
Black blood brothers was good (UNTIL I FOUND OUT IT ENDED ON EP 13... i nearly killed my table)
i like random stuff...
YAKUMO Y U SO SHORT!??!

To many characters in naruto and bleach... i just cant keep up with them T.T all i can recall are the ... original? no first.. 20 characters ... after that im all downhill T.T

Some manga are better than anime some vice versa :D but the anime power ups are cool (its just that hearing the phrase that activates them is sometimes .. akward :P )

FMA brotherhood T.T soo good!!

animes that make me cry or laugh my pants off (not for real) art top !! like chrono crusade or where the main dies leaving the other half (tears fall like a waterfall man!)


as well as the clamp series ! -kobato, Cardcaptor, xxxholic,tsubasa... ect :P

OH the ones that i hate i cant even get past first ep lolfail :D

some i dont get but like the art... T.T so pretty but the story sucks :(

-any recommendations ppl?
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technobor Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Death note is currently my favorite. Wonderful story that pulled me in and kept me interested till the end. Bleach may not be the best anime, but I would certainly not say it's the worst!! You need to see some seriously awful anime to realize how much worse it could be. Like, Hyakko. That's the worst anime I've seen, I think. There are some terrible animes.
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malfunction321 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen too many animes or read many mangas....but my favorite anime so far would have to be Code: Geass and then Deathnote as a close second, and probably Yui-gi-oh!, the original Pokemon, and Naruto tied for third. Code: Geass was just....genius...pure genius. The plot, the characters, the action. it all had me hooked. And I loved Deathnote, I know alot of people don't like it cause there's too much talking and couldn't keep up, but I'm one of those people who love the intellectual parts of an anime and not just the action and fights, which deathnote barely had. The only reason Deathnote is second is cause they killed off my favorite character for no reason.

Naruto...poor poor Naruto. The show is good the concept is perfect, it's just.....soooooooo loooonnngg, and Naruto's character kinda pisses me off. The whole I'm can do anything and learn quicker by using thousands of shadow clones and everyone likes me attitude annoys me. Frankly the reason I like the show is because of the other characters, like Kakashi and Shikamaru. And Orochimaru's freaky self just makes me laugh. :aww:

Worst anime? I'm gonna have to say Chobits. One of my friends told me to watch it and i knew it was one of those "chick flick" animes, but I like some of those too, like Clannad. But when I started watching it I was like "What am i watching." Its about this guy who finds this robot girl and keeps her and tries to fix her or something. I don't even know. All I know is that the main character is like this weird "I have never had a girlfriend" type whose in college. No wait. Not college. "College-prep class". And he freaks out around the robot cause she's so cute. It's freaky, I don't recomend it.
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xandau Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
My favorite anime is definitely Tiger and Bunny. I swear I'm obsessed with it and its beyond depressing that its over and theres no second season or anything T v T I WANT MORE TIGERANDBUNNYNOW Honestly, Kotetsu is indeed an original character. It's one of the best animes, I think. He indeed does develop all throughout and hes not your typical highschooler or just 10-18yr old character. He's a grown man that has been married and even has a daughter. You dont come across that much! :iconwildtigerplz: And then the plots simply amazing. Gah. So perfect.....anyyyyway
Also, Highschool of the Dead, imo, was also a pretty good anime I hope theres another season of that however just like with Tiger and Bunny *TigerandBunnycomesfirstthough*
Anywho. Naruto and Bleach for awhile had been rather entertaining to me and really the bad points are is that its so long (Naruto) and just keeps going. Bleach..I agree with what you have to say so I wont even go there. >.<
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BoogermeisterNeema Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't remember the last time I've even watch Naruto or One Piece! Though I like Bleach, my overall fav is gotta be Dragonball Z! Saw it when I was six, and I can't get enough of it! I also like that manga series Toriko, which is like DBZ but with ridiculously made up food!
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UchihaHinata001 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite anime at the moment is Honey and clover... because I can relate with some characters in a way or another. And it's really awesome D: Also, I am addicted to Naruto ( but I read manga, watched only the pre-shippuuden episodes)... I like K-on!,too, though I never started season 2 because I haven't got any time...
Death Note was one of my favorites,too D: I loved it.... I don't know why, maybe the interesting concept...
anywayz... interesting topics XD
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Lunausa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
hmmm kinda awkward because i LOVE naruto and couldn't stand deathnote! :)
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Tenchi-del-Dante Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
e_e

Oh my fucking god, Bleach.. only thing worse than the show is the movies (most notibly the 3rd one.. I actually liked the 1st one)
I still watch it because there are just a few small things I like about it.. but nothing that good.

This is why Gamefaqs Hulk should appear and SMASH ALL PUNY SHINIGAMI!!
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nmhotel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
My favorite manga really ends up being Bleach. I do agree that plot often ends up being shived in a dark alley during the nighttime hours, but I have to disagree with you on Ichigo’s character.

He is someone who protects, it’s a huge part of his personality and it at times seems to completely take over any other characteristics he has. But when you look at his past this makes perfect freaking sense. His mother died protecting him and his father is busy looking after the clinic and when he does interact with the rest of his family he tends to act like another child. This leaves Ichigo as the parent in his family (except on the rare occasions that Isshin acts like a father) and he has grown up constantly having to look after his younger sisters. When you grow up in family as the responsible one (and it feels like Ichigo is, at least emotionally) then you tend to be serious and take great care in looking after people close to you. He gets bullied as a child and since he can’t really go to a parent for guidance he has to come up with his own solution, which is to fight. I mean he even has to protect his own sisters from bullies; it’s not weird that he turns to fighting to protect those he cares for.

He also enjoys fighting and combat because he equates being good at fighting with the safety of those he cares for. I also believe that he has a natural enjoyment of fighting as well that lies outside of his instinct to protect. Because he spends so much energy and time protecting and fighting it makes sense to me that they are such big parts of him as a character.

It’s fine if you don’t like Bleach, it definitely has its weak points, and everyone has their own tastes. But I get tired of people saying that they feel Ichigo has no characterization.

TLDR: I find Ichigo’s character not flat and quite understandable.
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear... both of these are hard questions for me. My 'favourite' anything is usually influenced by whatever I'm watching at the time... Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood was a brilliant anime, with so many likeable characters and such an awesome plot. I also adore Fruits Basket, with its touching moments and strong relationships between characters, plus of course, its excellent sense of humour.

But you know what? My favourite anime is probably Digimon or Yugioh. I know, I know, there are better anime out there... but these two have been my fandoms for the past 10 years and even viewing them 10 years on (obviously YGO not so much 10 years) I enjoy every minute. ...except for that 6 episode duel between Yuugi and Kaiba at the end of battle city. I watched it once and that was enough! I think that the core of a good series is the characters. If you like the chatacters and care about them, then you don't care so much that the plot revolves around card games on motorcycles...

Two anime that I really love and are the sort I'm interested in (I've added this just as I'd finished my post... so many awesome anime out there) are Crest of the Stars and Spice and Wolf. They're both set in really interesting worlds and interesting cultures, and there is a major focus on the developing relationship between the two main characters and how they come to rely on one another. I really like stuff like that <3

Worst anime? Hmm. This is a hard question too, because anything I don't like I don't bother to watch. But there were 3 anime I can think of that I didn't like. Gundam War in the Pocket was one of them. It aired at my anime society back in Sheffield and was on between two anime I loved, so I had to watch it. All the way to the end. I didn't like it because I wasn't interested in the plot nor did I like any of the characters. The only character I even liked a little died at the end IN A REALLY POINTLESS WAY.
Two other anime I didn't like were Burst Angel and Argento Soma, but they were on at the beginning of my anime society, so I just started turning up late XD Again, I'm not sure if I could say that they were bad, but I wasn't interested in the plot or the characters.
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Kujyou-Ichiji-Val Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:bulletgreen:Favourtie Anime: And please don't kill me for this, but I'm going to have to say Bleach... *dodges the knives Moni throws*. Hear me out!! I totally agree with everything you said when you were dissing Bleach, I honestly couldn't agree more!!! But you have to remember that when Tite Kubo 'discards' characters, its usually because of a Filler Episode or Arc. Because Bleach became so popular so quickly, they turned the manga into an anime too soon, so the anime kept catching up with the manga. Fillers had to be thrown in to prevent people from dropping the manga completely (that, and so the anime had an actual story to follow). It's true that Kubo has taken Bleach further than he should have, but he keeps leaving Arcs open. I'm not sure what he's thinking, and believe he should rap it up soon. He'll kill it otherwise.
Also, just a pointer here ( :P ) You forgot to mention in your journal the history of Isshin, Ichigo's father. In one particluar episode, he's seen wearing a Captains uniform, after he saves Kon is Ichigo's body and he knows all about Shinigami and Hollows, but no one recignises him. Why hasn't that been covered? Ichigo also then later discovers that his father is a Shinigami, but they never talk about it. Also, when the new "Fullbringing" Arc started in the manga, Isshin was talking to Urahara about preventing Ichigo from doing something, but nothing further happens between them, and nothing happens to Ichigo via those two.
If you've bothered to read this far, then well done!! Just a little more to go!!
I guess the reason why it's my favourite anime is because it holds a lot of humour, and the story line (excluding all the Filler Arcs) is well thought out, dispite the few hiccups. No one's perfect, right? Plus, I like how no one has the same ability, so all the fights are different, and don't get repeatitive, unlike Naruto and Dragon Ball/Z.
Runner up favourite anime: Wolf's Rain. I have never cried so much in my life. It kept me guessing, right up until the end. It dropped very subtle hints on what was going to happen, but never gave anything away. Nothing was forgotten, and the story-line was just so different and amazing! Although, the ending left me confused... Watch it to see what I mean! I hope to God they bring out another season!
:bulletred:Most Hated Anime: I'm going to have to go against my undying love for the games and say Devil May Cry. Each episode was fantastic, but they never carried on from each other. There was this one annoying little a-hole who kept popping up, but there was no actual plot until the very last two episodes. There wasn't a build up at all. Just suddely - BAM! - super Boss. The voice dubbing was terrible! And the characters didn't seem to have their own personality.
I have never played better games (excluding Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy), but the anime really let me down.
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thebagelfiend Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
favourite anime?... that's a hard question, but probably something like Cowboy Beebop or Angel Beats. Clannad was also very good.

my least favourite would probably be... gah i don't know... i'm pretty open minded. (but strike witches looks like shameless fan-servicing... along with the rossario+vampire anime...) :noes:

in terms of axis powers... it's more of an out of control obsession than a substantionally favourite anime... heh ^^;
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WhoAteTheWaffles Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Fullmetal Alchemist will forever be my favorite, though Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is not that far behind. I wish they didn't have to end though... :(

However, I completely agree that Naruto has been going on for FAR TOO LONG. Just make him and Sasuke fight, have one of them die, and leave it at that. I mean seriously, why couldn't they have fought after Danzo died? :| It used to be so good too, but NOW. NOW it's just... no. Just no. :iconfacepalmplz:
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Ech018 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I feel so obscure lol lol My favorites are Natsume Yuujinchou (haven't tried the new season, they changed directors or something and I haven't been inclined to risk it), Toward the Terra, and RahXephon. lol lol D: I feel so lonely in my obscurity. D:

Least favorites... hmmm probably Saiyuki, and Gantz. O.o Which is a hilarious combination. lol Saiyuki (the anime) doesn't have enough violence, and Gantz has way to much, with over kill sexual themes. lol

And I agree with all your thoughts an Death Note, Naruto, and definitely bleach. O.o Although I saw Bleach pulling a DBZ way long ago and dropped it after soul society arc. O.o anyway, thats my 10 cents. <3
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elizabeth4848 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
But, wait, where's my cookie?
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36Yukiness Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
OK, though I agree with just about everything you said about bleach, I still love to watch it because I'm a sap for alot of the characters. And you must admit, when they descide to pay their overworked animators, the results are jizz taqstical.

Oh god, I hate it when people ask me to name a favorite anime. It makes my head hurt thrying to sum up everything I've ever seen. In terms of shows, (currently) Needless, Durarara, and Mononoke are up their on my fav list. In terms of feature length, Id have to go with Paprika and Vocies of a Distant Star (which was animated by one guy only, 3d graphics included). There is nothing like a Satoshi Kon film to make you smile and think every time you watch it. Bless his soul, we lost him too soon.

In terms of worst, oh dear, i'm going to admit that i cannot sit through One Piece, Zatch Bell, and Destiny Shrine, which I found to be an escuse to put Mikos, yuri, and mechs together with no apparent sense. Someone tries to rape you, kill you, but says I love you and everything is hunky dory. Bullshit.

I want my cookie now
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Deviant-Rena Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite would have to be Nabari no Ou. The for the most part the characters were likeable and the story interested me. Although it's a show about ninjas, it's unlike Naruto or any other ninja show out there. The characters actually have reasonable strength levels and don't easily overcome diffucult obstacles. The two main protagonists bring out the best of the other, and they're both so darn cute >.< Yoite is probably my most favorite character out of all the anime I've seen.

As for my least favorite, it would have to be Naruto. The flashbacks and fights drag on for several episodes and the main characters annoy me so much. Sasuke's overly hateful and unreasonable, Sakura's overly emotional (seriously...) and Naruto's overly righteous, hyper, and overpowered. The villains are highly unlikeable too.
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Pacmancopter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
My favorite anime/manga is probably D. Gray-man, or Berserk until after the Golden Age arc (it really went downhill after that :( ). They both have really interesting, well developed characters so you really care about them and what happens, and they aren't too overpowered for the most part. The plots are good, and there are lots of awesome fight scenes.

The worst I've ever read was a manga called Kitchen Princess. I didn't get very far because it was awful, but it was about a an orphaned girl who was saved as a child by a little boy who gave her a spoon, so she made it her life's mission to track him down and make him dessert. Seriously.
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skaarlet Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The part about Kitchen Princess made me laugh xD

"who was saved as a child by a little boy who gave her a spoon"? :XD:
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mystegun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
My favorite is Gintama :iconawesomefaceplz:
It has a perfect mix of comedy (definitely!!), action, and (sometimes) even heartwarming stories XD
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anhedonicPlaywright Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I love One Piece. It's like that one entry-level manga that's overlooked, but oh so good. And it's only gotten better with age (if slow at parts). Best of all, it's managed to keep it's lightness of tone and whimsical feeling even after some of it's darkest moments. |D

It's sad how people wont even give it a chance because of the art and 4kids dub.

FMA's great too. One of the thickest plots I've ever seen in a manga. And the anime was awesome even though it went off in a different plot direction. My favorite part of it is the characters; Arakawa really makes them their own people!

I liked T&B overall, but wasn't too fond of what they did with Pao Lin; and Barnaby's angst reached narm levels of hilarity after awhile. Here's to hoping for a second season.

Naruto was awesome at first, but it's long since drudged into mushy muddy mediocrity. The sheer amount of wasted potential in it is both impressive and depressing. It's unsalvagable at this point.

Bleach would've been better off as a fighting game. Just saying. The main problem with it is that there's no overarching plot to tie everything together. And there aren't even any subplots to give it a sense of time. It could theoretically go on forever. :/
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Novenari Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dunno, personally, I've kind of enjoyed Bleach as one an anime on the side. I know, it's not great by any means, but I've still held some interest in it.

For favorite, that would have to be... I can't decide ~_~ I'll say that Trigun, Code Geass, and FMA: Brotherhood are the top three. I've also got One Piece running on the side, which I like quite a bit. Recently saw Ao no Exorcist, quite enjoyed that one too. I'm starting to ramble now though xD

As for worst, I've not watched any anime enough that I didn't like to grow a hate for it, but um... I know many like it, but FLCL/Fooly Cooly, I just... could not enjoy that one at all, and I think it's very over-hyped, from what I've seen of reviews or top ten lists and such.
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HanaTenshiHimeko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Best yet is Tiger & Bunny. The only anime series that I did not regret watching when it wasn't done airing (since I like to watch my anime all in one go). I really hope they make a second season to it!!!

The worst anime? Hmmmm.....I'll have to say Death Note. It did have an amazing plot and storyline was well crafted, but let's just say I soon found out that the genre wasn't exactly for me. To make it worse, the manga had waaaay too many dialogue that I lost interest. Well, you can say I looked forward more toward the art rather than the dialogue.
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sdmarquez Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
my favourite anime is magic knight rayeartgh because the story itself is preety different from another shoujos i know and because clamp makes the best stories.


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True-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I read the whole thign... DO I GET A COOKIE?!!???

I guess my favorite would be Fullmetal just because I love almost all the charaters, good and bad, acept for the DAD guy or what ever.

My least fav... I don't know... OH I Know. There was one on netfilx I started to watch, but the textures the animator used where just so annoying that I had to stop after 5 mins... It just hurt my eyes... plad moving around... I don't remember the name tho sorry!!!!!!!
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CrowdStack Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D.Gray-Man will forever be my true love~ Katsura's art is gorgeous and evolves throughout the entire series. Even when her style took a dramatic flip, it just became even more awesome and unique. Then there's the plot. Ffff. It's so intricate, and every little detail is somehow connected to the great scheme of the series. Katura's dark sense of humour also makes D.Gray-Man so awesome <3 All the characters are well-developed and all very likeable (or hate-able, if that's intended. Like Leverrier. *shoots him in the face*) Then there's Allen Walker. Enough said there. <3

But currently (other than D.Gray-Man) my favourite anime series is Mawaru Penguindrum. Again with the intricate plot and awesome art, and the animation is so fluid (lolol, excluding episode 10, that is).

For my least favourite series... ah, it's hard to say, since usually if I start a series I dislike, I drop it and forever forget that I read/watched it. :I But I agree with you about both Naruto and Bleach. Naruto (the manga) was awesome, but eventually I just couldn't keep up xD And ffff. Bleach. Terrible in every way. I liked it for a little bit when I was younger, but that went downhill fast xD As for shipping yaoi (or any, rather) Bleach pairings... I've never actually thought of considering any.

All in all, very interesting (and true) rant. I tip my nifty hat to you :D
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Trail23 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best: It changes from time to time but my current favorite is Nichijou.

Worst? Naruto Shippuden.
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Aquamarina1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
i...like bleach...
i'm still watching all the amazing old episodes, around episode 50. so good.
and death note of course, i liked because you had to think about it.
junjou romantica is guilty pleasuse ;D

and then i want to watch samurai champloo!
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Chys Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Yami no matsuei- pretty art. (Anime, better than manga) I like the storyline, love the characters, and want to see more of the anime. Liked the voices in both versions.

Yugioh- I like the art. I like the japanese version of the characters and the -original- story. The downside? Too much of one game: Duel monsters used up to infinity. Too much dueling not enough plot. Too many revamp series that came after it, I'm sorry but there's only one Yugioh, and all the others don't really do it justice. I like a good duel but when the focus is a duel every episode it loses it's flavor. And dueling on bikes? Oh come on. -_-

Death Note- focusing on the antagonistic protagonist. Ooh yeah, that's a breath of fresh air! I agree that L and Light come to conclusions way too fast without enough evidence or none at all. Something that's explained later as the reason why? Doesn't explain enough to cut it. Love the art though. N and Mello? Not cool compared to L. -_-; Story went downhill after that. The tension was just gone.

Ouran Host Club- Cute! Love the story and art. Well rounded anime, full of gags and heart-touching scenes, but that's the point. Like Fruit's Basket.

Mirage of Blaze- Kinda confusing story but I love the art and the concept.

Same thing with Loveless. Manga makes so much more sense, though I want to see more of it.

My fav though? Gravitation- I like the manga but the anime and OAV tells the story with less interruptions of the non-necessary kind. Love the music associated with it too. Found a new favorite singer out of it.

Frankly there's a lot of mangas out there I want to see made into anime since I think they'd be freaking awesome but that's just not gonna happen. Kinda sad. So much potential, wasted.
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CowsWithGuns101 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Best: Big Windup, also known as Ookiku Furikabutte, it's a hilarious story about a high-school baseball team. And the characters are awesome, you will fall in love with at least....one...or more likely all off them, they're very easy to connect and relate too. The sad news is that its VERY low ratings (at least in the US) means that the second season never got dubbed. But watch it! It's so good. For some reason people don't want to watch it when I tell them it's about baseball....
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Worst: Vassalord (sp?) is horrrrrrrrrible. And the few romance mangas I've read are so boring! And.....I loved Fruits Basket but the ending sucked....
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DragonNightArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't watched much anime myself, though I want to.
My absolute fav is Descendants of Darkness, the main baddie has such insanely twisted motives and all the weird mind games played are super cool. Downsides? the biggest one is that it just ends... it sets up so you expect a second season, but as far as I know there isn't one. Another downside is the unnecessary shipping that they put the chars through. There's no real purpose and it kinda adds another confusing element to the already twisted storyline.
One of the only other anime I've watched all the way through is Spice and Wolf, but it wasn't really the type that I like, lots of romance and subdued action, very few intense action sequences. I also watched part of Gilgamesh: it clearly had an amazing storyline, but was so melodramatic that I couldn't stick with it. I watched part of Air Gear: It was fun, plenty of action, but a bit corny or just plain stupid in a few spots. Also definitively NSFW if that is a factor. I've decided that all of these aren't quite what I want in an anime, but if I could find them in Manga format, I would waste excessive amounts of time reading them.
Finally, I will always be a fan of Sonix X and Yu-Gi-Oh, even though they're more for the kids. They still have solid storylines (though they get repetitive quickly) and enough action to keep me entertained, but I'd definitively recommend both as Japanese only, as 4kids did the translations for them.
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Emmerz0 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist
My all time favorite is Gintama. It's mostly a comedy, but there are these amazing arcs that are strewn throughout the series. One episode can have you in tears from laughing so hard and the next episode crying because it's pulled at your heart strings. I love the characters! Every single character is different both in looks and in personality. There is a lot of crude humor and yet, it makes it more awesome because someone actually put it into a show. xD A lot of people don't give it try because of how many episodes there are, but it's really good if people just try it.(Even if the first few episodes aren't the best. xD)
Haha, I think I've talked too much. xD Tiger & Bunny FTW!^^
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gatica Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
My favorite would have to be Soul Eater and Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood) ((as we all know, FMA(b) makes FMA look like a steaming hap of shit.))
The Soul Eater Manga is waaay better than the anime, the end of the anime was just sort of.. all shades of odd. But not necesarily terrible. :D FMAb and Soul Eater are two anime's where I love nearly every god damned character. Except Noah in the soul eater manga, I'm not sure how I feel about him.. he kind of annoys me...

As for the one's I dislike.. well.. as I stopped watching Naruto, and have only been reading the manga, I've got to say it's quite obvious Kishimoto has a giant throbbing boner for Sasuke. :I
If you haven't read the fight between Sasuke and Deidara, don't read past this point, you have been warned, SPOILER ALERT!

That fight is one of the most illogical pieces of shit smeared on paper that I have ever seen, and it's not even that I'm a Deidara fangirl (I'm not :C) it just MADE NO SENSE.
Earth Elements > Electric Elements, people, THAT'S HOW IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN, but Kishimoto was all "NAH FUCK THAT :iconimhappyplz:
Sasuke kept neutralizing Deidara's bombs with his fucking chidori? what the hell was that? BUT EVEN OVERLOOKING THAT AS SOMETHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY MAKE SENSE, THE END OF THAT FIGHT WAS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS, Sasuke was TOO TIRED TO EVEN USE HIS REGULAR ASS SHARINGAN ANYMORE, AND RIGHT BEFORE DEIDARA USED HIS ULTIMATE ATTACK, SASUKE SUMMONS MANDA.
Yes, Sasuke who is too weak to even use his Sharingan anymore.
Yes, he can hardly move at this point.
Yup, he summons the mother effing snake. AND GET'S INSIDE IT FOR PROTECTION, AND MANDA FUCKING DIES. WHAT THE FUCK D:

Stupid shagdjsfenahd poop.
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shirauni Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know noooooothing about anime :dummy:
But I DO know that Avatar The Last Airbender is awesome! I loooooooove it! Aang, and airbender, and Sokka, and Katara, and Momo and APPA and shit, and it's so awesooooome! Like all the spirit-bending-nature-elements-stuff!
I'm really fascinated by balance, elements and legends and such :D

The worst, I don't know. I don't watch much else, I think.
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Eromi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Can't say, every anime or manga has some sort of downfall to it. I'm the Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Deathnote generation. Bleach was cool but then the plot went berserk and I lost interest. Naruto, the anime had too many fillers and now the manga has sudden sub-plots in it that delay the finale. Fullmetal Alchemist (the original) was awesome in maturity but it had childish parts that killed the seriousness every time; the new Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is just too childish for me now.

Deathnote was awesome until they killed L :crying: .....

Which is why I haven't read or watched that many new animes so far because the plots are either short and sweet or strained and eventually pointless or depressing.... :yawn:
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SpiritUnashi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Ahahahaaa....haha... ha. Bleach.
Though I can't say much because I haven't watched much soooo...... :shifty:
FullMetal Alchemist anyone? Com'on! That is the BEST ANIME I have EVER WATCHED..... EVER! :nuu:
The story line and character designs... the plots and developements..... the character designs!!!!! :happybounce: I love it I love it! :love:
Um.... Higurashi.... Umineko...... Avatar...... Trigun...... Wolf's Rain...... Junjuo Romantica........ All veryveryvery good<3!!!! :meow:
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TakaraZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
My favorite anime is Cardcaptor Sakura (yeah I'm being serious) I thought it was unbelievable cute. I like the anime better than the manga because all Clamp manga, just become ridiculous especially how they try to tie it all together in xxxHolic and Tsubasa. I think just about everything in it was cute, but the characters are pretty lovable too. I know the series has its downsides, but I can't help but say it was one of my faves. I also liked Death Note, but another that stuck with me pretty well is The Gokusen. Its about a woman who was raised in the yakuza all her life but wanted to become a teacher. Its really funny and while the anime cuts is short and the art work in the manga dies a bit near the end I thought it was really good.

Least? I hate Mermaid Melody with a passion, I think the songs and story line were bad and things didn't seem consistent plot wise for me, and Gravitation for the same reason. :I
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i-come-from-pluto Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES . WITH THE ICHIGO THING . YES .
whyinthewolrdisn'tthattbitchdead ;A;
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