Evangelion-There are parts I enjoy. But it is quite slow, and it has this thing in some anime where it's trying to be all smart and philosophical but just comes off as the writers saying "I AM AND ABSOLUTE GENIUS, AND YOU'RE AN IDIOT FOR NOT GETTING ME!" Shinji is also a terrible protagonist. Yes, I get he has a tragic backstory but he is just NOT FUN TO WATCH.
For what it's worth, I'm interested in checking out the recent batch of movies.
Ghost in the Shell-Pretty much the same reason as Evangelion. It thinks it's smarter than it actually is.
that actually describes how I feel about one anime in paricular. Name? Code Geass. what I feel about this anime is that that it is trying to portray a deep philosophical message but is so over the top and unrealistic in its execution that the message is lost to me. The way the characters are portrayed are not realistic in the sense that even though there are real life behaviours and mental psyche in it, it is portrayed to the extreme end of the spectrum that are not functional or a justified representation of the aspects of human nature it is showcasing.
Such anime seem to be doing "dark and edgy" just for the sake of "dark and edgy" instead of portraying a meaningful message, or again, being so over the top and unrealistic about it that the message is lost. this applies not only to Code Geass but other anime that I have tried but ultimately got turned off by the Melodrama such as "Valrave the Liberator" "Darling in the Franxx" and several others.
At least with some Shonen Jump series, even though they are copy and paste, what makes those series enjoyable to me is that the main character is relate-able in a sense and has a simple but understandable goal. How that story is portrayed and developed however is where it makes or breaks.
Edited by Phantom_999, 25 July 2018 - 06:07 AM.