The Ten Worst Anime of 2012

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I didn’t even have twelve bad series this year. Dang.

It is time to get serious. These are the worst series that aired 2012 (of the ones I have seen, at least).

Which were the worst in your opinion? Continue reading

The Most Surprising and Disappointing Anime of 2012

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Before I start listing the best and worst anime of 2012 I want to tell you about some anime that managed to either surprise or disappoint me. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2012 #05 – We Got Some Great Anime OSTs This Year

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It is fairly unusual for me to notice the music in anime unless it really stands out. This is not a bad thing in itself, because not noticing it can be a sign of it blending in very well with the anime itself. Sometimes the music can also stand out so much it actually becomes distracting (which is my biggest concern with the Hunter x Hunter (2011) remake).

But every now and then we have anime with such gorgeous music that I directly look up the soundtrack. It is the kind of music that stands out without detracting from the experience. The music may not always be put to good use by the studio at times, sadly, but it still remains kickass in its own way.

This year had some great new anime OSTs I wish to share with you, one track at a time. Continue reading

Why Eureka Seven AO is Bad #03 (End) – It Goes Against Everything Eureka Seven Stood For

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Note: This post contains spoilers on Eureka Seven AO and Eureka Seven. If you have not seen both of them, avoid this post.

It is okay if a sequel wants to be different from the original series.

It can have a different story, different characters or different themes.

But it should not go against everything the original series stood for, completely disregarding its message, unless there is a good reason for it.

This was the final straw for Eureka Seven AO.

In every other post I have pointed out what Eureka Seven AO did wrong on its own.

Now let me tell how you it completely ruined the ending Eureka Seven. Continue reading

Why Eureka Seven AO is Bad #02 – A Story That Never Really Matters, Identity Crisis and Other Things

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Note: It is suggested that you watch Eureka Seven AO before reading this post, but it is not necessary. It is divided into three parts so that anyone can read it: 1. Relatively spoiler-free thoughts on the story etc.  2. Spoilers on Eureka Seven AO. 3. Spoilers on Eureka Seven. Each section is clearly marked.

This time I talk about how horrible the story and the likes are. Continue reading

Why Eureka Seven AO is Bad #01 – When Shallow Characters Dominate

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Note: It is suggested that you watch Eureka Seven AO before reading this post, but it is not necessary. It is divided into three parts so that anyone can read it: 1. Relatively spoiler-free thoughts on the characters.  2. Spoilers on Eureka Seven AO. 3. Spoilers on Eureka Seven AO and Eureka Seven. Each section is clearly marked.

It has now been a while since Eureka Seven AO finished and I feel like it is time to share some of my thoughts on the series. I will avoid going too deep into the details since I do not remember them all, which is not that odd considering how the series introduces lots of ideas but never really does anything with them and the fact that I never really like it to begin with.

In other words, if you see some mistake, please call me out on it! When I someday re-watch it in the near future, I will go through every episode and point out the flaws. You can view this post, along with the other coming two, as scattered thoughts on what I believe the Eureka Seven AO did wrong.

To start, let us talk about how poor the characters are. Continue reading