Unpopular Opinions about anime/manga -

I actually enjoyed the first series of Jojo that everybody says is awful, mostly because of how effortful the English dub is. Most of the show is over- the- top fighting, series 1 is over- the- top acting.

I also firmly believe the Endless Eight saga of Haruhi Suzumiya was a work of mad genius and doing the arc that way took major balls. I would never consider skipping any of the episodes even on a re watch, it would be disrespecting the time and talent that was spent creating it.
 
I actually enjoyed the first series of Jojo that everybody says is awful, mostly because of how effortful the English dub is. Most of the show is over- the- top fighting, series 1 is over- the- top acting.

I also firmly believe the Endless Eight saga of Haruhi Suzumiya was a work of mad genius and doing the arc that way took major balls. I would never consider skipping any of the episodes even on a re watch, it would be disrespecting the time and talent that was spent creating it.
If you enjoyed the first series of Jojo you're a Braver Person then me
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
I think the best Ghibli movies ever were ones that Miyazaki didn't direct. Takahata >Miyazaki every day.

Muh of Jojo´s appeal comes accidental and it was never a good manga, Araki is laughably bad at writing and art but was lucky enough to come off with something so over the top thats is so bad is good in an ironic kinda of way but it was 99% unironic and not deliberate on his part. Thats the only way i can understand Jojo´s success (although admitedly his drawing got better over time but took him ages to improve and his design sense is still garrish though, at least is better than the awful broken anatomy and perspective of most of the series)
 
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I think the best Ghibli movies ever were ones that Miyazaki didn't direct. Takahata >Miyazaki every day.

Muh of Jojo´s appeal comes accidental and it was never a good manga, Araki is laughably bad at writing and art but was lucky enough to come off with something so over the top thats is so bad is good in an ironic kinda of way but it was 99% unironic and not deliberate on his part. Thats the only way i can understand Jojo´s success (although admitedly his drawing got better over time but took him ages to improve and his design sense is still garrish though, at least is better than the awful broken anatomy and perspective of most of the series)
Given how one of my fav Ghibli movie is a morita one ( Cat returns) that might be a given to many lol.
I still rank Mononoke somewhat highly in my top 3 buut i don't get the hype of spirited away lol.
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
Given how one of my fav Ghibli movie is a morita one ( Cat returns) that might be a given to many lol.
I still rank Mononoke somewhat highly in my top 3 buut i don't get the hype of spirited away lol.
I really love Mononoke and Spirited Away but Tomb of the fireflies and Pompoko are my personal favs.

I also don't care nearly as much for all the other Miyazaki movies as i do for those two, i think i've seen them all at this point but none of them were stuck to me as much.
 

Steamboat_Bill

Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee
Castle of Cagliostro is probably his best movie in my personal opinion, but I'm not sure if that counts as his best film from when he was a Marxist since it was pre-Ghibli and based on a preexisting property.

Castle in The Sky was pretty good too though. I'm assuming "when he was a Marxist" means the stuff Miyazaki made before the Cold War ended, right?

Other unpopular weeb opinions of mine...

1. Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 is superior to Brotherhood and the manga

2. Naruto and Boruto are both fun and enjoyable despite their flaws. Honestly, the filler and the Narutards of the 2000's are why the show gets such a bad rap. Otherwise, it's a fairly standard but decent shonen fighting anime

3. I unironically enjoy the old 90's dub of Sailor Moon even with the myriad flaws and censorship. The Viz redub and the subbed versions are also very good and are better overall but I still love the old dubs from the 90's complete with the Westernized names and awkward censorship to appease Standards & Practices.

Part of it is probably the childhood nostalgia talking since Sailor Moon was my very first anime followed by Digimon and Cardcaptors, but there's also a campy charm to it as well.

4. By that same token, I also like Cardcaptors unironically. Yes, Cardcaptor Sakura is a lot better and makes a lot more sense than the Nelvana dub but nostalgia aside, I still enjoy Cardcaptors for what it was. It's a lot more enjoyable if you view Cardcaptors as some kind of American spin-off as opposed to a "true" dub of Cardcaptor Sakura.

5. Another anime from my childhood that I love is Flint The Time Detective. I'm not sure if this counts as an unpopular opinion or just a really obscure one. Nobody seems to remember that show but I loved it as a kid. I think it was because I was always a bit of a history sperg and that was the main gimmick of the show

6. I still enjoy Hetalia despite its lunatic fanbase
Technically no because he changed his opinion in the late 80s, but that includes stuff like Future Boy Conan and Sherlock Hound.

The works Takahata made when he was a Marxist are his best work too.
 

Syaoran Li

Prime Minister of Ireland
True & Honest Fan
Technically no because he changed his opinion in the late 80s, but that includes stuff like Future Boy Conan and Sherlock Hound.

The works Takahata made when he was a Marxist are his best work too.

Still, Marxism is an evil ideology at its very core.

Then again, so are Nazism and atheism but that doesn't change the fact that Werner Von Braun was a brilliant physicist and George Carlin was one of the greatest comedians of all time.

It's always good to keep artist and art separate whenever possible.
 

Sperghetti

#waxmymeatballs
5. Another anime from my childhood that I love is Flint The Time Detective. I'm not sure if this counts as an unpopular opinion or just a really obscure one. Nobody seems to remember that show but I loved it as a kid. I think it was because I was always a bit of a history sperg and that was the main gimmick of the show

Holy hell, I haven't thought of Flint the Time Detective in ages. I liked it, but it was one of those shows I could never quite catch on a regular basis because they seemed to keep changing the time slot.
 
I really love Mononoke and Spirited Away but Tomb of the fireflies and Pompoko are my personal favs.

I also don't care nearly as much for all the other Miyazaki movies as i do for those two, i think i've seen them all at this point but none of them were stuck to me as much.
Spirited away is a fine movie but I'm in love with Mononoke so that's hard to beat
 
Berserk Is objectively the most consistently entertaining and greatest adult manga made, I don't care If it has Hiatuses that rival that of sequels to Most Steam games, The consistency and polish to the gorgeous monochromatic artwork has not dropped In 30 years running and the consistency of writing, world building and character arcs are of the highest quality. I don't even agree that the horror aspects are just cheap shock porn, Its a horror series and requires fucked up disturbing content to fit the genre,Its designed to be 'edgy' plus Miura's Creature Designs are so otherworldly and brilliantly envisioned, they rival the best of even classical medieval art, even H.P Lovecrafts and Ridley Scotts best designs. Maybe It isn't the 'best' Manga to date but Its by far and away the most consistently entertaining In all of Seinen Manga. Period.
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
Berserk Is objectively the most consistently entertaining and greatest adult manga made, I don't care If it has Hiatuses that rival that of sequels to Most Steam games, The consistency and polish to the gorgeous monochromatic artwork has not dropped In 30 years running and the consistency of writing, world building and character arcs are of the highest quality. I don't even agree that the horror aspects are just cheap shock porn, Its a horror series and requires fucked up disturbing content to fit the genre,Its designed to be 'edgy' plus Miura's Creature Designs are so otherworldly and brilliantly envisioned, they rival the best of even classical medieval art, even H.P Lovecrafts and Ridley Scotts best designs. Maybe It isn't the 'best' Manga to date but Its by far and away the most consistently entertaining In all of Seinen Manga. Period.
I think that's the popular consensus on Berserk though.
 

Steamboat_Bill

Going to beat the record of the Robert E. Lee
Still, Marxism is an evil ideology at its very core.

Then again, so are Nazism and atheism but that doesn't change the fact that Werner Von Braun was a brilliant physicist and George Carlin was one of the greatest comedians of all time.

It's always good to keep artist and art separate whenever possible.
Atheism is an evil ideology? What?

If Takahata wasn’t a Marxist he wouldn’t have made Hols, Prince of the Sun, which is one of the greatest anime films ever made.
 
Berserk Is objectively the most consistently entertaining and greatest adult manga made, I don't care If it has Hiatuses that rival that of sequels to Most Steam games, The consistency and polish to the gorgeous monochromatic artwork has not dropped In 30 years running and the consistency of writing, world building and character arcs are of the highest quality. I don't even agree that the horror aspects are just cheap shock porn, Its a horror series and requires fucked up disturbing content to fit the genre,Its designed to be 'edgy' plus Miura's Creature Designs are so otherworldly and brilliantly envisioned, they rival the best of even classical medieval art, even H.P Lovecrafts and Ridley Scotts best designs. Maybe It isn't the 'best' Manga to date but Its by far and away the most consistently entertaining In all of Seinen Manga. Period.
I agree with @LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV], in fact, I'll go so far as to say that as much as I love Berserk, it's really shitty. Black Swordsman and Golden Age is just ok and every arc after that is completely forgettable. Especially Millenium Falcon. There are four "touchstones" or images that everyone remembers, one in Black Swordsman, two in Golden Age (two and a half if you include Donovan), and one in Conviction. No one remembers the fucking monstrous emperor Ganishka, no one remembers the Sea God. It's still a comic I love, but it's pretty shitty. Maybe if it finished up 10 years ago it would be remembered fondly.
 
FMA:B is my upper limit of tolerance of length of a show. No matter how amazing or critically acclaimed a show might be, if it's over 60 episodes you're going to have a real tough time convincing me to watch it, and if it's over 100 it's an immediate no-go. Over 100 episodes, a show would really need to be a 11/10 in every category for me to consider it worth my time.

This does exclude shows like Jojo or Monogatari where each season is more or less its own self-contained story, because in that case it's just separate stories set in the same universe. It's when your entire show follows one overarching plotline over 100+ episodes that I just can't draw the patience to bother keeping up. Like, there's so many good shows out there tat can effectively tell a compelling story with interesting characters in 12 or 24 episodes - why would I ever waste my time on a show that, in the best case scenario, does exactly the same thing , except it takes 100+ episodes to get there?
 

LinkinParkxNaruto[AMV]

I try so hard and got so far
FMA:B is my upper limit of tolerance of length of a show. No matter how amazing or critically acclaimed a show might be, if it's over 60 episodes you're going to have a real tough time convincing me to watch it, and if it's over 100 it's an immediate no-go. Over 100 episodes, a show would really need to be a 11/10 in every category for me to consider it worth my time.

This does exclude shows like Jojo or Monogatari where each season is more or less its own self-contained story, because in that case it's just separate stories set in the same universe. It's when your entire show follows one overarching plotline over 100+ episodes that I just can't draw the patience to bother keeping up. Like, there's so many good shows out there tat can effectively tell a compelling story with interesting characters in 12 or 24 episodes - why would I ever waste my time on a show that, in the best case scenario, does exactly the same thing , except it takes 100+ episodes to get there?
I agree and i think if i made a top 10 most if not all would be short shows or around FMA lenght, notable exception for LotGH which is over 100.

I do get some of the appeal of the longer Shonen series but is kinda something you follow over a very long time as it goes along and sort of take for granted that each week will have a new episode and it would be an easy watch you don't have to think about. If you are starting one of those as its coming out you are only really watching a season a year and after a few years of sticking to it it can have a cool emotional payoff to see the characters grow with time. That was really cool for me as a kid with Dragon Ball and DBZ.

Starting one of those after the show has already ended or already has 500 episodes out though is pure insanity and not worth it. The filler and padding alone is going to be grating as fuck if you are binge watching.

I will also say, HunterxHunter is not a manga worth waiting so long for, it doesn't live to that level of hype and never will be, it could have ended already, is really inexcusable the state is in.
 

cactus

Cactus Juice Connoisseur
When Bleach returns it'll pale in comparison to the original run unless it has filler.

Bleach did filler great in comparison to most shonen anime and it made the characters all feel a lot more fun in comparison to if the story stuck only to what the manga did.
The Bount arc is complete garbage and the characters should've been written out after that because they're only filler and aren't even good. Also that shit with one of the Bounts being Ishida's mom, no, just no.
 

Bakugoemon

I guess my name is literal cancer
Holy hell, I haven't thought of Flint the Time Detective in ages. I liked it, but it was one of those shows I could never quite catch on a regular basis because they seemed to keep changing the time slot.
Dammit you beat me to it! I totally forgot about that show, along with Nelvana Cardcaptors, Monster Rancher, and Shaman King, the latter of which is getting a 2021 reboot?
 

Safir

目が覚めて落ちぶれろ
True & Honest Fan
FMA:B is my upper limit of tolerance of length of a show. No matter how amazing or critically acclaimed a show might be, if it's over 60 episodes you're going to have a real tough time convincing me to watch it, and if it's over 100 it's an immediate no-go. Over 100 episodes, a show would really need to be a 11/10 in every category for me to consider it worth my time.
I'll have you know that out of 113 episodes of my fluffy waifu Meteru-sama's show, every one is 999/10 in every category
EXCEPT THE LAST ONE BECAUSE IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER ENDED WHYYYYYYYY
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Pokemonquistador2

Electric Boogaloo
FMA:B is my upper limit of tolerance of length of a show. No matter how amazing or critically acclaimed a show might be, if it's over 60 episodes you're going to have a real tough time convincing me to watch it, and if it's over 100 it's an immediate no-go. Over 100 episodes, a show would really need to be a 11/10 in every category for me to consider it worth my time.

This does exclude shows like Jojo or Monogatari where each season is more or less its own self-contained story, because in that case it's just separate stories set in the same universe. It's when your entire show follows one overarching plotline over 100+ episodes that I just can't draw the patience to bother keeping up. Like, there's so many good shows out there tat can effectively tell a compelling story with interesting characters in 12 or 24 episodes - why would I ever waste my time on a show that, in the best case scenario, does exactly the same thing , except it takes 100+ episodes to get there?

52 episodes is my limit to a series. If they can't tell their story in that amount of time, I won't bother. The problem is that I don't have time to bingewatch, so I'll only watch an episode or two a day. I'll start to get watching fatigue after 50 episodes have passed, then I'll skip a day of watching, then another, then a week will go by without me seeing an episode, and then after a month, I'll have to abandon the show because I've forgotten all of the plot points and will have to rewatch all I've seen so far to get back up to speed. A lot of anime plots are so linear and detailed (containing information that will be fully revealed long after it's hinted at, ) that you can't just "casually" watch it. It really was media designed to be consumed by kids and hikkikomori, sitting obsessively in front of a television for hours.
 

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