You mean the four statues symbolising famous philosophers? Don't make me laugh. I guess any deeper reference hurts the sales. A scriptwriter must've found this tribute amusing, something to cheer them up in this gloomy, witless business.I wouldnt be surprised if it was a financial failure. The last bit requires some understanding in historical philosophy iirc. The three statues etc
You mean the four statues symbolising famous philosophers? Don't make me laugh. I guess any deeper reference hurts the sales. A scriptwriter must've found this tribute amusing, something to cheer them up in this gloomy, witless business.
Ergo proxy is pretentious and misleading at first, then the plot gets realistic albeit disappointing and typical.
They introduced mystery to have the show with a unique style, a touch of dystopia and they failed to remain creative with their ending/overall narration.
It's better than your run of the mill show, but nothing special imo. Very vague and drawn out, the most polished aspect being its style, or the mood it manages to set.
Financially I predict it was a disaster, they will probably break even many years after its release as is the case with one-season discontinued/artsy experiments in the business model.
There is an anime that has not been mentioned that I am in the middle of watching.
Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin. Its a fascinating anime that is a fantasy work that subtly works in sci-fi and other otherworldly ideas. I'd recommend watching it, but if you're an anime fan, no doubt you have already either watched it or heard about it to some extent.
I'm on episode 18 I think out of the 24 episode series. They are currently making a new season last time I checked.
lol, I have a couple friends who are deep into the world of anime and they hate Attack on Titan. My roommate likes it though. The anime friends point to this as one example of my roommate's poor taste in anime (that and his enjoyment of SAO's second season are their two biggest complaints).
I don't know if it's as bad as they say, as I haven't watched it, but it's not something that interests me.
I heard the opposite. Funny how that works isn't it.
What is their critique for the anime?
I'm not entirely sure of all their complaints. I tend to tune out a bit when they get all up their own asses with their "top-teir taste" but I think a pretty big part of it is a lack of character development. Or at least a lack of significant development, I guess. I dunno, that's just the bit I hear most when I hear them talking shit about it.
From what little I've seen of it, it seems to me like a "high school-ish aged kids join a special program/organization (a hogwarts, if you will) to train their special powers and defeat a supernatural evil" which really doesn't appeal to me. A lot of those kinds of stories just feel like sloppily-done childhood wish fulfillment.
a nice twist that you get to at about the episode 14 mark I think that needs to be discovered. I like it because its not utterly predictable like some animes.
Is the twist that...
If it is then I don't think you get to say that it isn't utterly predictable.the Titans used to be humans? Or were created by the humans? Or something like that?
And yeah, I couldn't tell you exactly why they dislike it. I haven't followed any of the show's arc, so I know very little about it. I think they just look down on most shonen stuff in general, too. Like a lot of SAO (to be fair, though, I think SAO should've ended after its 14th or so episode (I think it's the 14th. Whichever one it is when he wakes up in the hospital. Alfheim was cringey and I haven't bothered to watch the Gun Game season)) or Naruto and all that jazz.
So far all I've seen of the twist is that it takes a way more personal touch than that. I haven't seen or heard of anything about SAO.
All I know is that Attack on Titan was supposed to be a one season anime, but people loved it so much that they are making another one because Death Note only had one season and it was made by the same people even though I have been stuck on like episode 18 of AOT for a few months.
Full Metal Alchemist was last series I completed.
Ergo Proxy reminds me of this forum though I didn’t watch every episode.