Should I even bother, I mean I thought Mirai Nikki was fine.
Watch it, only to learn the pinnacle of gore pandering. It's part of your /a/ducation.
Funnily enough I started this just earlier today. Two episodes in and it's been awful so far, and the worst part is that it doesn't even have a hint of self-awareness.
Give it a chance. It's a masterpiece of its own, but too often misunderstood.
Well, considering that your expectations are already that pathetically low, sure why not.
Read the manga don't watch the anime.
if you watch the anime you'll just get the impression of a goreserivce.
Seriously why the fuck do people go to watch anime of a manga original.
It was entry level for lots of people. Watch it for your education, guro, nice tits and edgyness.
>It was entry level for lots of people.
Is this the reason it's so popular? I can't believe so many people like this shit.
I remember this being something that all the fat edgy kids in my class watched when we were like 13 or something. Suppose they thought all the gore was cool and shit. Personally I never even gave it a chance. Not intending to either really.
>why the fuck do people go to watch anime of a manga original.
Because it's there?
You might as well ask that for every anime adaptation of a manga.
That's what he did.
To be fair, some manga originals are even more worthless than their anime adaptions, like K-On.
>Seriously why the fuck do people go to watch anime of a manga original.
>drawings in black and white compared to animated videos in color with music and voice acting as well as sound effects
Yes, I wonder why.
It's so popular because lolgore and: "these jap cartoons are so brutal! unlike this american crap!".
Its a better read than watching the anime. I fucking cried.
Are there any other examples of anime being better than its original?
I can't think of any on top of my head besides K-on. And that's only what I heard.
It's seems like an oddity, but I think it's pretty common when a well known studio adapts some obscure piece of source material that nobody really heard about before the adaption. It's probably the same case with Lucky Star and C3-bu, for example.
Yep, newfags and teens saw there philosophical and psychological DEEPness, drama and guro.
And teens love blood and "lol so deep'.
These two gentlemen speak the truth. The only achievement of it is the only anime that there are a few horrific/gore scenes that actually made me feel horrible but it doesn't worth your time for that few minutes.
Watch the original instead. More violence and edge, but also brains if you manage to look correctly.
>edgy kids in my class watched when we were like 13 or something. Suppose they thought all the gore was cool and shit.
You described me when I saw it for the first time, heh. Except anime wasn't popular among children in my class.
>from the director of MD Geist
Seriously, fuck what /a/ says.
I liked it. I do not see it as a "quality" show, but it's fun to watch. The storyline is acceptable, and let's face it, everyone likes a bit of gore and tits. Plus, it's only 13 episodes.
Watch it OP.
I enjoyed it too. The manga's better though
Elfen Lied takes itself serious which I can't say about Mirai Nikki.
My question is, does it have to be gore? Do you need to fill your brain with such junk?
My recommandation: Watch Mushishi for your soul and spirit.
>other examples of anime being better than its original?
They say Ghost in the shell SAC is a lot better then the manga
Read the manga, maybe then consider the anime to see how bad they fucked up the weird but awesome ending.
Never read it but I heard that there's more development about the origin of the diclonii and whatnot. I may read it one day.
After the OP and first 5 minutes it turns into a shit
Evangelion's manga (I know, it's not finished yet) pretty much sucks as compared to the anime, so far.
I don't mind gore and fanservice, I just dislike when it replaces proper character development and plot, especially when coupled with an angsty theme.
It's been finished for months, dude.
It is finished, anon.
Last year, on March.
Gore is normally directly related to angsty. It's kind of a necessary evil.
The story despite being kind of shallow can really make you sink in to it. Some parts kind of left me really sad.
Wow seriously? I've been off anime for quite some time, I probably missed that. Is it worth reading? I read the first 6 chapters or so, and then moved to the anime.
It's completely different, anon. I've heard it's quite good and a fuckton better than rebuild.
I'm not sure how it stands in comparison to the original and The Ebd of Eva though, but it's respectful to the series but different.
It's hard to believe it began before the TV show started.
Sure, it can make you sink in if it doesn't constantly breaks the suspense of disbelief. For example, young Lucy was frequently treated horribly by background adult characters for no other fucking reason than to make you feel sorry for her, that's not how people would actually act. It's a shallow way to make a message about our oh so evil world.
Her massacre was all for nothing.
Yeah that's true, but that's part of the edgy side of the show.
Too bad the anime removed the song the manga was named after, in this case.
I agree. The author just created these laughably unrealistic, super evil characters to make this argument that people were evil and they made Lucy the way she is.
They weren't characters, instead they were just walking plot devices, that were cheap ways the author could get some point across.
>Look how evil humanity is, through these characters I made up to prove my point!
I like the anime better myself, because it doesn't have that retarded ending where Lucy melts for some reason.