Oh.... oh dear Primus... I'm getting flashbacks...! >.<Not really a fan of the Transformers animes. I don't know if I'd like it or not if it were a separate series, but it just wasn't TF to me.
While I haven't seen Free, I agree that slice-of-life and romantic anime absolutely bore me to death, and the fact that they're over-abundant anymore makes it hard for me to find any good anime to watch. In fact, it's these kinds of anime that were almost ALL my college's anime club ever watched, and they failed to keep my interest.I really do not like Free and I feel like I'm the only person who does. Its nothing more than an anime about a bunch of guys who form a swim club which sounds boring right from the start. I could not get into it at all, though all my friends love it. I feel like it relies too much on all the fanservice and I'm not that crazy about how yaoi heavy it feels. I'm actually not that crazy about those slice of life/high school/sport animes. These include anything from Free, Ouran Host Club, or Kuro No Basuke.
I couldn't agree more. It just wasn't my cup of tea. Granted, the manga was entertaining. Such is, I find, the curse of many good manga: the anime adaptations never seem to hit the mark.Dragon Ball Z
I know this is a nostalgic show to some, but I always found it annoying
Just to answer this for you, as I've seen the second season, and I'm pretty neutral on the whole SAO fandom thingy, I find season 2 to be what Season 1 should have been. Season 2 is decent, and the only thing that brings it down is Season 1. But, that's my personal opinion. As for why it's popular, I have no idea. Even though I consider Season 2 what Season 1 should have been, it is just decent to watch, nothing that amazing, but not terrible like Season 1. It does peak my interest what the hinted Season 3 will be about. Though the first opening of Season 1 is one of the best openings I've ever seen, yet sadly it had to be used for such a disappointing anime.I keep forgetting about this thread. Sword Art Online is easily the worst anime series that I've ever seen. Everything about it is awful, including the so-called good half of the first season. There was no such thing as transitions, the setup was full of holes, the lead characters is a glorified Gary Stu that can do no wrong and ever female character falls in love with for no good reason, the romance is wooden, all of the deaths are emotionally manipulative, and the main villain didn't know why he became a mass murderer. The second half of the first season made the series become watchable bad to insulting/painfully bad. The villain was terrible, the basic plot of saving Asuna was dumb, the scenes involving tentacles and ripping off Asuna's clothes were disturbing, they kept trying to make it seem like this villain was worse than the first one, even though they're both morally corrupted scum, and there the incest subplot where the audience is supposed to feel sad that Kirito's cousin can't be with him. And then there's the ending where everyone getting their own virtual MMO and traveling through the tower that they were trapped for years was supposed to be happy. None of these characters should be interested in playing at least virtual video games ever again after everything they went through, but apparently trauma doesn't really exist in this world.
I don't know if the second season is any better, but I highly doubt it based on what I've heard about it. I will say that the first half of Sword Art Online's first season had promise. If they stretched that out for the whole first season, actually had good writing for it and developed the relationship between Kirito and Asuna, instead of the two of them just falling in love with each other because of reasons, then it could have been at least decent. The second half of that season should have been tossed aside and never used for anything again. This is the only popular show that I don't see why it is popular. Even with other popular shows that I don't like, such as say Naruto or Bleach, I can kind of see why they would be popular, but I have no idea why this series seems so popular. The nicest thing I can say about the actual show is that the animation can be nice, but that's really not enough to overlook all of these incredibly huge flaws with the writing and characters.