I think this post is a great opportunity to clear my mind and share my opinions about certain aspects in anime. The reason it isn’t a top 10 is, because the seven I mentioned are partially present around the fandom. Admittedly I cannot track all my opinions to particular posts or forums. This post is a mixture of observations and personal preference.
While there are exceptions in this particular genre, I can never help but wonder why an army or soldier would fight in an inefficient humanoid robot, rather than in a stealth jet fighter.
I also can’t imagine that a technologically advanced society has come to the point where they would use giant robots to battle. In my view they would use advanced automatically guided artillery and autonomous human sized robots to do the job.
The main consensus is that Guilty Crown isn’t good, but I actually enjoyed it. I liked the theme of the series and the character designs. And Inori was supposedly only meant as eyecandy, well luckily we’ve never seen that before.
Guilty Crown had one of the best soundtracks in anime to date. It was engaging, it was good and it was loud. On the other hand it created emotional vibe throughout the run.
Within the anime fandom there are those who detest cute girls doing cute stuff and those who love it. I’m part of the latter one. I really don’t mind if the story isn’t about a nearing apocalypse event and a super army of 16 year olds has to save the planet.
If a group of girls just laughs around and goes to school or wants to make a cake, I don’t care. If it entertains me, I’m happy. If they look cute and make normal daily events cute, count me in.
I appreciate good visuals, resulting that I can be really nitpicky about certain series. Sure I’ve watched J.C. Staff shows and enjoyed some of them, yet I suspect Kyoto Animation or Bones would’ve done a better job.
Visuals are important in animation, if you find that offensive then you shouldn’t watch animation. I’m sorry, but visuals are a part of animation. Slacking on animation for an animated project is like making chocolate chip cookies but without chocolate, because the cookie is right as it is. You need to make just the bit more effort to make it special.
I’m going to say something controversial, I liked Kirino as a character better than Kuroneko in Ore No Imouto. While Kuroneko was a well balanced character, she didn’t appeal to me. Her introverted and held back nature didn’t really comply with me. Perhaps because I’m the opposite, making it difficult to relate to this type of character.
While I appreciate the presence of Hana Kanazawa as a voice actress in anime, she is overly present. In recent seasons a multitude of shows features her as either a side character or main character. This results in Hana Kanazawa dominating a lot of big shows and making her overly present. I cannot help, but think that there are more talented voice actresses out there.
Those who’ve seen magic themed anime will undoubtedly come across the German and English naming for certain magical attacks and events. The mispronunciation and articulation is beyond understandable and it ruins the complete atmosphere of the entire scene. Shakugan no Shana or Magical Warfare are good examples where I can spontaneously cry from the terrible pronunciations.