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Initial post: May 4, 2012 11:34:39 PM PDT
DL says:
Thought I'd try to start a new discussion here. Is there any anime that you started watching, maybe one or two episodes, and just said "Nah"? I've bought plenty of series that I watched one or two episodes, took it out, and put it in my "get back to it later" pile. For whatever reason... maybe I wasnt in the right mood for it or I flat out wasnt too interested. A lot of you stream anime, and I'm sure some of you have checked out an anime and decided to pass on it. Or like me, bought the physical copy, but set it aside. Or maybe an anime series or movie that you watched in its entirety, but didnt like.

Posted on May 4, 2012 11:48:16 PM PDT
Eric R. Dent says:
I usually watch the whole thing of anything I buy, then at a later time if I don't think I will watch it again, I get rid of it.

Even if I rent something I try to finish it.

Don't really do the streaming thing, though I have watched a few shows via Netflix instant watch. I also finished those.

Maybe I just have a slighty different mindset, cause not too many anime shows "bore" me.
Though I don't watch it everyday, and if I start getting tired of watching something I take a break & do other stuff.

I have yet to get "burnt out" on anime this way, and I have been watching anime for at least 20 years.

Posted on May 4, 2012 11:51:35 PM PDT
DL says:
For me, I just couldnt get into Cowboy Bebop. I would watch a few episodes every now and then. Just recently I realized I never finished the series. So the last couple nights I've been watching the last disk. And still, I just find it boring. I'm really surprised most people consider it one of the best of all time.

Series I watched a couple episodes and and decided to leave for later...

Heavens Lost Proptery- I had just watched too many other similar series right before it
Code Geass- I was a little turned off by the mecha
Darker Than Black- Not bad, but after a few episodes I opted for something else

Almost anything by Satoshi Kon is hard for me to get through. Idk why I find his animation/storylines a bit boring.

Posted on May 4, 2012 11:58:01 PM PDT
Eric R. Dent says:
Kon's movies are excellent, never did try his one series.

Posted on May 5, 2012 1:38:11 AM PDT
JaMich says:
Texnohlyze (probably sp). I'm on either the 3rd or 4th disc (see? I don't even know). It seriously puts me to sleep.

Also "Hot and Juicy Teacher" which was sent to me by mistake. Didn't even make it through one episode. Perhaps I'm showing my age, but outright porn is just too stupid to even be funny. (Example of "so stupid that it IS funny" would be the independent movie "Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter". All the vampires are lesbians. Because... why not? lol).

Posted on May 5, 2012 2:26:23 AM PDT
I watched all the way to the end of Paranoia Agent when it was playing on The Anime Network when I had Comcast. I can't say I understood what it was about. I very much enjoyed Millennium Actress and own a copy of that film. I wasn't so enamored of Paprika, though, and I haven't yet watched Tokyo Godfathers, though I've intended to give it a try at some point.

As for the subject of this thread, I never buy anime series that I haven't already watched, so I've not had the experience of buying a series and putting it aside after a few episodes. I've certainly watched my share of series where I knew after three or four episodes that they weren't for me. I'm pretty selective about what I watch to begin with and usually can tell from the descriptions and reviews whether it's something I'm likely to enjoy. Probably the series I watched the longest then put aside was Durarara!!. I liked some aspects of that show, particularly Celty, but eventually it just didn't hold my interest any longer. Most times I don't need to watch more than two or three episodes to know whether it will be a keeper; sometimes like in the cases of the current Accel World and Zetman I knew after one episode that I wasn't going to stick with them. I watched a couple of episodes of Bodacious Space Pirates and put it aside, although I may return to it some day because it keeps getting positive reviews from people like Bamboo Dong at ANN who often shares my tastes. (All of these shows are on Crunchyroll or Hulu.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 3:48:28 AM PDT
DL says:
Tokyo Godfathers is one of the ones I didnt care for. Matter of fact I'm still trying to finish it. My problem is that I dont have much real free time outside of work, so I'm a bit impatient to watch something that I'm just not enjoying that much. I dont do any streaming (not possible where I live) so I basically order all of my dvds and blu-rays blind. But I fully intend to watch everything I own at some point in time.

JaMich thats funny you received a hentai by mistake? lol

Posted on May 5, 2012 9:11:56 AM PDT
John C. Wear says:
There have been a few rentals that I returned after the first episode or two. Happy Lesson, Moeyo Ken TV, and Sengoku Basara come to mind. The first time I tried to watch "Twelve Kingdoms" I returned it after watching less than three episodes - at that point, the heroine was a stupid whiner that wouldn't even lift a finger to defend herself. She was a danger to herself and everyone around her, and I couldn't stand to watch any more.

There have also been a number of streams that I have given up on - "Yuru Yuri", "Sacred Seven", "Baka and Test", "Fortune Arterial", and "Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere" to name just a few. Having access to more content via streaming has both an upside and a downside - the upside is that you have access to a lot more anime. The downside is that you begin to realize just how bad a lot of it is.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 10:29:54 AM PDT
I thought the same thing about Twelve Kingdoms but in the case of both arcs, once the girls get past the whiny baby stage and find their inner spunk it's a really good series.

I have had series that I started and just couldn't get into, Trinity Blood comes to mind, but later finished and enjoyed. I have finished some I can't say I really liked though I understood why others did like Baccano. The two I have given up on even though I have tried more than once to finish were Noein, which I just couldn't bring myself to care about the characters enough to see what happened to them, and Darker Than Black, which I should like but just don't seem to care about whether I finish it or not. That leaves out some that I watched part of and just realized I didn't like that genera particularly though they are very popular.

Posted on May 5, 2012 11:03:48 AM PDT
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Did you ever try watching Twelve Kingdoms again, John? It gets a lot better around episode six or so when a certain unusual character carrying a leaf as an umbrella appears.

I put Baccano! aside when it first appeared after watching just the first episode. I was taken aback by the size of the cast and bored and confused with the exposition in the first episode. Some months later people whose opinions I trusted were praising the show so I gave it another try. I own it today.

I stuck with Durarara!! as long as I did in part because it was written by the same manga-ka and animated by Brains-Base. In between Baccano! and Durarara!! I had watched Kurenai and Natsume Yuujinchou and thought B-B was the most intriguing new studio on the scene. That still wasn't enough to keep me watching Durarara!!, though I think from time to time that I should give it another chance.

Posted on May 5, 2012 12:40:20 PM PDT
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John C. Wear says:
Ah, sorry, I should have mentioned that I did come back later and finish "Twelve Kingdoms". And as Joyce and Peter have said, the heroine grows immensely as the story unfolds. I am glad I came back to finish it. :)

Posted on May 5, 2012 9:19:21 PM PDT
DL says:
I have Twelve Kingdoms and plan on watching it soon. I will keep in mind what you guys said, so I dont give up on it too soon! I'm taking a short break from anime and watching Boardwalk Empire now. But after that I was either going to start Twelve Kingdoms or Wolfs Rain.

Posted on May 5, 2012 9:46:12 PM PDT
Twelve Kingdoms will irritate you probably at first but does repay finishing it. I think so anyway. Wolf's Rain is beautiful but I found the story and mythology to be muddled so I don't usually recommend it. On the other hand it does have Yoko Kanno music and that's always a plus.

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Posted on May 6, 2012 11:50:47 PM PDT
Eric R. Dent says:
Watching stuff on TV is a bit of a different story than DVD.
Since it's only on once a week, if it does not grab your attention really quick, then I don't bother.

For example Gundam (original), tried to watch it for a bit, but quickly got tired & went to sleep.

I also really did not get all the hype for FLCL, and tried to watch it when it was on.
WAY too random, lots of pointless stuff, and rather bad (IMO) dub.
I eventually did watch all of it, but still prefer the similar story (growing up) in Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.

Posted on May 7, 2012 4:09:57 AM PDT
JaMich says:
Agreed Eric - FLCL did kind of go the long way around... and through the tunnel, over the bridge, and across several hiking trails... to make the same points that Abenobashi did. Then again, I suppose, Abenobashi had more time. But it was WAY funnier. IMHO.

In its favor though, at least in FLCL the characters weren't constantly screaming and talking faster than humanly possible, al la Excel Saga.

Posted on May 8, 2012 5:43:47 PM PDT
In my case, I don't rent and without a HS internet connection can't "stream", so buying is my only option; once I've plunked down my money, I've comitted to watch the entire thing, no matter how execrable. I explain this to also explain finishing things I probably wouldn'tve otherwise, like the unusual series I just finished, Brigadoon, which though not really bad, was very inconsistent. I, too, failed to see what all the fuss was over BeBop, though I DID dilligently finally complete the set, including the movie which I thought better than the series itself.

There is one REAL stinker, though, and it's one my review of here on Amazon has been savaged by its worshippers with NO votes: Cyborg 009, put out by Columbia/Tristar in 2004. This thing was available in a "set" that was touted on the case as "Unedited and uncut"; what they failed to say was that it is also INCOMPLETE, containing only a measly 8 out of over 50 episodes. So thanks to the release, I suppose it qualifies as a title I certainly would NEVER attempt to watch more of if I had the chance, since it was truly awful! In case you haven't had the "pleasure", it's an update of a 1960's sentai series that uses the flat 60's characters atop CG backgrounds in a mix that's abominable to behold. Nevertheless, I waded through the dreck to the end of the 8 episodes thankful it had been such a flop there was no more!

Posted on May 8, 2012 11:43:47 PM PDT
Eric R. Dent says:
Yeah you can easily find multiple copies of that at several used video & bookstores.
The thing is I think they actually went further along when they had that Cyborg show on Cartoon Network (I think).

BTW the 009-1 show does have a tie in to that show.
Also similar looking characters appear in Giant Robo.

Posted on May 12, 2012 8:51:43 AM PDT
I never watched 009-1, though I've also seen copies of it in my local CD/DVD store and wondered if there was any connection. I suppose you MIGHT consider multi-season series that I haven't bothered to continue or complete as those that I somehow "weren't feeling". Those could include Ah! My Goddess, CLAMP's Tsubasa, and xxxHolic ( also CLAMP's one-season X ) - nothing really "wrong" with any of those - I just never bothered to "complete" them, though I still sort of intend to.

Posted on May 12, 2012 9:10:22 AM PDT
I watched about the first ten minutes of 009-1 when it was streaming on ANN. Once I got to the secret weapon scene, I moved along.

Posted on May 12, 2012 9:27:22 PM PDT
Kiriyoshi says:
I can usually tell from reading a description and looking at a single frame whether I'm going to like a series or not. But this has happened to me once or twice.

I attempted to watch Shuffle!, and I just could not get myself interested. I also had to force myself to watch the two "ToHeart" DVDs that I bought.
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Posted on Apr 29, 2013 4:07:36 PM PDT
Baccano! was one of the only one's I managed to get about halfway through and just say "enough." And while I like the Appleseed movies, I see there is a series coming out in June. Don't know if they can make it diverse enough to be good as a series. Guess we'll see.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 5:56:54 PM PDT
Eric R. Dent says:
I guess I did run into one series recently that I could not even finish.
Much less get past the first disc.

Maria Watches Over about dull!

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 8:12:04 PM PDT
Paul Vincent says:
Noir... one of the few titles I had to force myself to finish...serious watched the first disc and just put it away for a few day not wanting to finish it. But since I bought it I decided to just go ahead and finish it and then get rid of it. Just can't stand it...boring and annoying is about all the good I can say for it! On the other hand, Madlax is a much, much better and enjoyable series of the Bee Train trilogy...
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