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9gag, Anime, and Bad: Anime alternatives If you want something else than: ...you should watch: Sword Art Online Log Horizon Starts with an interesting premise, but rapidly deteriorates into a generic wish fullfillment fantasy. Backwards character development (strong female characters downgrade into harem trophies), pathetic "villains" (all male characters have to be inferior Guilds, raiding, politics - everything here works just as it should in an MMO qame, and the broad cast diverse and well-balanced. It isn't strictly better than SAO in every possible regard and not everyone will like the "nerdy" approach to the "trapped in a game' cliche, but at least it's not an insult to your intelligence. the MC) and systematic loss of the supposed MMO roots, mention the apalling fanservce, make this show the best example of "overrated not You can also try Overlord or NGNL. If you want to upgrade from: ...you should watch: Guitama A bit better shounens Popular shounens One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail - they're all fun and were many people's first shows, but to be fair, they're the fast food of anime. "Power of friendship trumps all", neverending story, filler arcs- many people eventually drop Two good ways to say goodbye to the mainstream shounens: first one, laugh face with their parody (Gintama), second, pick up a tad more ambitious series like Hunter x Hunter (2011) or Yuu Yuu Hakusho their these and move onto the other stuff. If you hate waiting for season 2: ...you should watch: Attack on Titan Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood What a dramatic setting! Teens in the military, and everyone can die... except not really. And the teenagers quickly overrun the cast. Despite its great opening, the show quickly turns into a standard teens-save -the -world flick with long, overblown dialogues. The end is nowhere in sight, as the manga moves and there is barely enough material for one Teens in the military in a steampunk-esque setting... except this time there's just two of them in the world of adults. Multi-layorod plot moves forward to an epic and satisfying conclusion, and the underlying philosophical and moral thomes are surprisingly sorious. ta snail's pace not really a bad show - more season. AoT the plot is thrilling and the music is amazing but it leaves the viewer underwhelmed. f you want a deconstruction of the teenagers saving the world' cliche, try Neon Genesis Evangelion or Puella Magi Madoka Magica If you feel this wasn't good enough: ...you should watch: Death Note Monster This one is actually really good for a popular beginner anime. In hindsight, though, some characters were poorly written to the point where they were an annoyance, and the whole final act leaves much to be desired fine treat for the more demanding audience Monster is a psychological thriller/horror that delves into the mind of the psychopath. The animation is quite dated, but if you can stomach it. will definitely pay off. If you're throughly disappointed by: ...you should watch: Akame ga Kill! Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Everybody dies until you stop caring. Edgy shounen that tries to be something different but ends up all the same. "Gray morality" turns The only good character arc in AgK was carbon copied from TTGL (oven the opisode number is the same). Different genre (giant robots), but the same amount of juicy action. o be l comically and irredeemably bad evil. And then there's the rushed ending. if all you want is violent sword fighting, go for the action comedy Kill la Kill. For dark fantasy ("dark" as in "Dark Souls"), check out Berserk Surprisingly this is the same author who later made the MUCH better Yuki Yuna is a Hero. If you don't think these are for you: ...you should watch: Shinsekai yori Popular gory horrors Odd art style, idyllic rural society, child (at start) Elfen Lied, Hellsing Ultimate, Tokyo Ghoul and Highschool of the Dead all have a fair amount of graphical violence. If that's what you need, it's fine, but if you're looking for something more ominous and ambitious, you might end up dissatisfied with the blood fest. protagonists - this show is not your usual horror. You won't see jump scares here, in fact horror is not even its main genre above all it's postapocalyptical mystery drama. And still it makes for one of the best horror anime ever Note: For a popular horror, Parasyte is actually quite decent and praiseworthy For more science fiction dystopian societies, try Psycho-Pass or Texhnolyze. If you hate the stagnation in: ...you should watch: Nisekoi Toradora! Eternal harem hell. No romantic progression whatsoever and the main character will always remain a clueless, dense idiot. Slap in some (or: tons of) fanservice and you've got yourself a bestseller because people will EAT THAT UP Do I need to list the other examples? So yeah, serious, resolved romance. And that's just one example, Other series with relationship progression are Clannad, Oregairu, Nana, Nodame Cantabile Spice&Wolf, Ore Monogatari and Hyouka. Basically anything that's not harems. If this doesn't satisfy you: ...you should watch: Mirai Nikki Steins;Gate Overly Attached Girlfriend carving hor way through Hunger Games with an axe sounds great, but the show gets dragged down by the wimpy, annoying protagonist and shaky plot. This is how you make a good thriller. Build up the mystery of a time travel device. havee the characters play around with it for a while, and then, once things slip slightly out of control, Thriller is gow deeper all by it - it's about the tension, the mystory, the suspense If the fantasy Hunger Games death ball is what you came for, try Fate/zero instead. If you want something deeper than: ...you should watch: Melodramas Dramas Oh the feels! it may be cleansing to bawl your eyes out from time to time, but more often than not melodramas are a cheap shot at the audience's emotions that makes them blind to its faults, such as pacing proble ms, poor character designs, underutilized plots, or even an abrupt ending that leaves a sour taste The feeling of catharsis after finishing a series can be a more memorable experience if it's something more than a tearjerker, with a multidimensional plot or a grander message behind it. For starters: Garden of Sinners, Haibane Renmei, Tatami Galaxy, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Taste is something that everyone should develop for themselves and you might disagree with every single point I made (or rule out my standpoint as "snobish' or 'hipster), but guides like this one could provide you a valuable point of reference for your future research. There's shows airing every single year, so the more information you can get, the more time you can save. of VIA 9GAG.COM |鍋姐倞銇銇姉銇2 DEINOE
9gag, Anime, and Bad: Anime alternatives
 If you want something else than:
 ...you should watch:
 Sword Art Online
 Log Horizon
 Starts with an interesting premise, but rapidly
 deteriorates into a generic wish fullfillment
 fantasy. Backwards character development
 (strong female characters downgrade into
 harem trophies), pathetic "villains" (all male
 characters have to be inferior
 Guilds, raiding, politics - everything here works
 just as it should in an MMO qame, and the
 broad cast
 diverse and well-balanced. It isn't
 strictly better than SAO in every possible
 regard and not everyone will like the "nerdy"
 approach to the "trapped in a game' cliche, but
 at least it's not an insult to your intelligence.
 the MC) and
 systematic loss of the supposed MMO roots,
 mention the apalling fanservce, make
 this show the best example of "overrated
 not
 You can also try Overlord or NGNL.
 If you want to upgrade from:
 ...you should watch:
 Guitama
 A bit better shounens
 Popular shounens
 One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail - they're
 all fun and were many people's first shows, but
 to be fair, they're the fast food of anime.
 "Power of friendship trumps all", neverending
 story, filler arcs- many people eventually drop
 Two good ways to say goodbye to the
 mainstream shounens: first one, laugh
 face with their parody (Gintama), second, pick
 up a tad more ambitious series like Hunter x
 Hunter (2011) or Yuu Yuu Hakusho
 their
 these and move onto the other stuff.
 If you hate waiting for season 2:
 ...you should watch:
 Attack on Titan
 Fullmetal Alchemist:
 Brotherhood
 What a dramatic setting! Teens in the military,
 and everyone can die... except not really. And
 the teenagers quickly overrun the cast. Despite
 its great opening, the show quickly turns into a
 standard teens-save -the -world flick with long,
 overblown dialogues. The end is nowhere in
 sight, as the manga moves
 and there is barely enough material for one
 Teens in the military in a steampunk-esque
 setting... except this time there's just two of
 them in the world of adults. Multi-layorod plot
 moves forward to an epic and satisfying
 conclusion, and the underlying philosophical
 and moral thomes are surprisingly sorious.
 ta snail's pace
 not really a bad show -
 more season. AoT
 the plot is thrilling and the music is amazing
 but it leaves the viewer underwhelmed.
 f you want a deconstruction of the teenagers
 saving the world' cliche, try Neon Genesis
 Evangelion or Puella Magi Madoka Magica
 If you feel this wasn't good enough:
 ...you should watch:
 Death Note
 Monster
 This one is actually really good for a popular
 beginner anime. In hindsight, though, some
 characters were poorly written to the point
 where they were an annoyance, and the whole
 final act leaves much to be desired
 fine treat for the more demanding audience
 Monster is a psychological thriller/horror that
 delves into the mind of the psychopath. The
 animation is quite dated, but if you can
 stomach it.
 will definitely pay off.
 If you're throughly disappointed by:
 ...you should watch:
 Akame ga Kill!
 Tengen Toppa
 Gurren Lagann
 Everybody dies until you stop caring. Edgy
 shounen that tries to be something different
 but ends up all the same. "Gray morality" turns
 The only good character arc in AgK was carbon
 copied from TTGL (oven the opisode number is
 the same). Different genre (giant robots), but
 the same amount of juicy action.
 o be l
 comically and irredeemably
 bad
 evil. And then there's the rushed ending.
 if all you want is violent sword fighting, go for
 the action comedy Kill la Kill. For dark fantasy
 ("dark" as in "Dark Souls"), check out Berserk
 Surprisingly this is the same author who later
 made the MUCH better Yuki Yuna is a Hero.
 If you don't think these are for you:
 ...you should watch:
 Shinsekai yori
 Popular gory horrors
 Odd art style, idyllic rural society, child (at start)
 Elfen Lied, Hellsing Ultimate, Tokyo Ghoul and
 Highschool of the Dead all have a fair amount
 of graphical violence. If that's what you need,
 it's fine, but if you're looking for something
 more ominous and ambitious, you might end
 up dissatisfied with the blood fest.
 protagonists - this show is not your usual
 horror. You won't see jump scares here, in fact
 horror is not even its main genre above all it's
 postapocalyptical mystery drama. And still it
 makes for one of the best horror anime ever
 Note: For a popular horror, Parasyte is
 actually quite decent and praiseworthy
 For more science fiction dystopian societies, try
 Psycho-Pass or Texhnolyze.
 If you hate the stagnation in:
 ...you should watch:
 Nisekoi
 Toradora!
 Eternal harem hell. No romantic progression
 whatsoever and the main character will always
 remain a clueless, dense idiot. Slap in some
 (or: tons of) fanservice and you've got yourself
 a bestseller because people will EAT THAT UP
 Do I need to list the other examples?
 So yeah, serious, resolved romance. And that's
 just one example, Other series with
 relationship progression are Clannad,
 Oregairu, Nana, Nodame Cantabile
 Spice&Wolf, Ore Monogatari and Hyouka.
 Basically anything that's not harems.
 If this doesn't satisfy you:
 ...you should watch:
 Mirai Nikki
 Steins;Gate
 Overly Attached Girlfriend carving hor way
 through Hunger Games with an axe sounds
 great, but the show gets dragged down by the
 wimpy, annoying protagonist and shaky plot.
 This is how you make a good thriller. Build up
 the mystery of a time travel device. havee the
 characters play around with it for a while, and
 then, once things slip slightly out of control,
 Thriller is gow deeper all by it
 - it's
 about the tension, the mystory, the suspense
 If the fantasy Hunger Games death ball is what
 you came for, try Fate/zero instead.
 If you want something deeper than:
 ...you should watch:
 Melodramas
 Dramas
 Oh the feels! it may be cleansing to bawl
 your eyes out from time to time, but more
 often than not melodramas are a cheap shot at
 the audience's emotions that makes them blind
 to its faults, such as pacing proble ms, poor
 character designs, underutilized plots, or even
 an abrupt ending that leaves a sour taste
 The feeling of catharsis after finishing a series
 can be a more memorable experience if it's
 something more than a tearjerker, with a
 multidimensional plot or a grander message
 behind it. For starters:
 Garden of Sinners, Haibane Renmei,
 Tatami Galaxy, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
 Taste is something that everyone should develop for themselves and you might disagree with
 every single point I made (or rule out my standpoint as "snobish' or 'hipster), but guides like this
 one could provide you a valuable point of reference for your future research. There's
 shows airing every single year, so the more information you can get, the more time you can save.
 of
 VIA 9GAG.COM
 |鍋姐倞銇銇姉銇2
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