My Top 5 Most Overrated Anime

Oh dang.  We gonna get some people mad~

Or.  Well.  If you agree with me on some of them, then I mean.  Awesome.

It’s no secret that some anime are more popular, or more critically acclaimed than others.  There’s going to be some anime that challenge conventions and revolutionize the genre, just like there’s some that just…aren’t very good.  However, choosing which anime go on each side of the spectrum is often a matter of opinion.  Some of the best anime of all time might be thought of to some people as overly complicated and unentertaining, while some terrible, low-budget anime can be lauded as someone’s favorite anime, and that’s fine.  What is strange, and often raises debate, is when a large amount of people disagree on where to place an anime, andwhen many disagree on whether or not an anime isgreat, good, or just bad.

I’d like to talk about my personal ideas on what 5 anime are terribly overrated.  Simply put, these anime are lauded by many as great, as favorites, as legitimately amazing stories, when I personally believe differently.  Again, this will all be opinion, but I do believe my arguments hold some weight, as to the value of these anime.  I won’t talk about simply how bad an anime is; the whole point is that these anime, in my eyes, seem to be perceived as much better than they actually are, even if they do have factors that deserve praise.  With all the talk of definitions and specifics out of the way, let’s get started with the list!

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Some of My Favorites: Five Emotional Anime!

Anime is a great thing.

And I don’t mean that purely as a memetic statement, I think it’s  great that Japan embraces animation as a means of expression.  Cartoons in America are exemplified by Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, with a mainstream focus on kids, rather than adults.  Even the animation geared towards adults in America are comedies, like the Simpsons and Family Guy.  However, over in Japan, we can get stories that are, without a doubt, on par with the best TV shows America has to offer.  Through animation, it has become possible to tell thematically intricate, powerful stories- stories that have the ability to touch the hearts of those who watch them.

There are many, many such stories, too many for any one person to watch all on their own, but as someone who’s watched a decent amount, I’d like to share the anime that made me teary-eyed at points.  There’s too many to name, and more waiting to be discovered, but this won’t be a comprehensive list.   This’ll just be a quick list of some of the best (in my opinion) anime to get those emotions stimulated!

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An Angel Beats Analysis: Iwasawa’s Story

SPOILERS

I’ll be covering parts of the anime, Angel Beats, that are most certainly spoiler-ific.  So. If you haven’t seen this series, and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read!  D:

 

Angel Beats, although it has received some reputation for having plot holes, and being just decent among the feely anime out there, is very close to me, being the very first anime I’ve ever watched.  It has its share of heartwrenching moments, and, yes, even if it has its flaws, it still covered the theme of appreciation of life pretty well, in my opinion.  That being said, many people focus on scenes such as the disappearance of Kanade, Otonashi’s painful backstory, or the graduation scene, as the saddest moments of Angel Beats.

As one might be able to tell from the title, I’d like to just focus on a character I personally hear hardly anything about: Masami Iwasawa, her story, and what it meant for the series.   So yeah.  Let’s go! Continue reading “An Angel Beats Analysis: Iwasawa’s Story”