What anime series will you never watch?
I don’t think there is anything that I would say I would never watch. Previously, I never thought I would get round to watching One Piece. I was certain that ship had sailed, but now that I am over three hundred episodes in, anything seems possible. There are very few series that I’ve dropped, but the one that springs to mind is Berserk.
Why is that?
Let me clarify that statement. I absolutely loved The Golden Age Arc movies. They are some of my favourite anime, so imagine my horror when I tried to watch the 2016 series with its utterly abhorrent animation style.
I managed two episodes before I had to give up. The worst part is that it wasn’t a hard decision despite me loving the movies so much. Everything about the series felt wrong. Guts was unrecognisable from the movies. Did I say that I loved the movies?
Now, there is still a chance that I will pick it up, but only once I’ve seen everything else… There are so many great series that I have yet to see, and new seasonal ones coming out. It’s hard to justify sticking with something that felt so wrong.
Was it really that bad?
Yes, yes it was. Compare these two gifs. Here is the 2016 animation style.
And here is the Golden Age Arc style.
See what I mean? I also couldn’t connect to Guts and couldn’t bring myself to care about the situation. I’ve sat through some terrible storytelling because the animation was clean and enjoyable. It doesn’t seem to work the other way. Not for me anyhow.
Anything else you’d like to say?
Did I mention that I loved the movies? Seriously, if you enjoy fantasy horror with an engaging story then you’ll love the movies too. Just prepare yourself for the third movie. Things get pretty dark.
Other Posts in the Challenge
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- Who was your first anime crush?
- Do you prefer Subs or Dubs?
- What anime deserves more love?
- What is your guilty pleasure anime?
- What anime recommendation have you tried this year?
- Who or what was the most annoying anime character?
- What is your favourite anime so far?
- What anime series will you never watch?
- What anime destroyed you emotionally?
- Who is your favourite female anime character?
- Who is your favourite male anime character?
- Who is your favourite anime couple?
- What is your favourite anime opening or ending?
- What anime has the best soundtrack?
- What is the last anime you watched?
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- What is the weirdest anime you enjoyed?
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- Share your favourite anime quote!
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- What anime has the best fight scene?
- What anime scared the crap out of you?
- What anime did you think you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving?