I don't get why this gets so much praise. Let me summarize it for you. Bitch cries, child cries, people die THE END.
aren't you a special snowflake
I don't know where you come from but nobody praised it on /a/.
Never said /a/ did.
Who the fuck praises that show for anything but the occasional titty shots?
It's basically babby's first edgy anime. The same people say Evangelion is bad because it's not light-hearted hijinks.
Some combination of the following, reckoned by edgy teens to make things awesome:
Violence against women
Violence against children
Violence against animals
I liked when that bitch said nyaa
Nyaa was best bitch honestly.
I liked it and I still do to some extent, it was entertaining from start to finish and it was certainly more than "naked tits + gore". Most people like it but once they go to /a/ and desperately want to fit in they shout "edgy teen shit" to calm their inner autist
It's a good gateway anime with a solid first episode.
Apart from that, yes, it's shit. You can over-analyze it and assume that it's a masterpiece but it will all come down that it's shit.
+1 internet to you.
and Evangelion pretty much is babbys first edgy mecha psychological 2deep4u anime and gets undeserved praise for its utterly pretentious bullshit
It has nice intro music.
>so much praise
What fucking praise? Where? On /a/? Are you a retard?
when it comes to bitches and whores she surely was one of the best
le mad Evafag is mad
It's not bait
He's just saying that the Elfen criticiser is just as full of shit as himself with that response
Think before you act like a fuckwit
haha that's so true it almost hurts
NEVER SAID THE PRAISE HAPPEND ON /A/
The reason I don't like it, and the reason most of /a/ who was around when it aired didn't like it is because of the fanbase. It was generic shit and not really very good, but it was latched onto by the worst element of the internet and it aired right about the same time the Gaia invasion started. We had a perfect shitstorm of underage edgy emoshits flooding into every thread and derailing them by attempting to turn every discussion into one about EL. The backlash was strong as fuck and caused what would generally be regarded as an insignificant anime to be forgotten quickly to turn into something that held the general consensus of being absolute shit.
What about the music?
EL may be trash, but the opening was just completely beautiful.
>Nobody dies except the Female MC.
That still hurts.
Then why the thread? There are no other non-plebeian discussion forums/boards. Go to MAL and ask there why is there so much praise.
I agree, but so does nearly everyone else. You're just preaching to the crowd here, OP.
>fanbase is shit
>the anime is shit
oh /a/ I almost find your autism charming
EL wasn't that bad, it was okay.
Does it deserve all praise? no
Does it deserve all hate? no
It's just okay.
>Implying that wasn't Lucy at the gate at the very end.
She didn't die in the anime.
Fuck you this is canon
>mecha psychological 2deep4u anime
One of a kind, babe.
After an entire decade, I'm finally gonna read the EL manga for some shits and giggles.
Yeah of course. Forget his family, all the soliders, all the innocent civilians, and the childer who dare to fuck with a doge.
I'm talking about the Manga.
To be honest I liked Elfen Lied, but it wasn't anything extraordinary. It was pretty enjoyable and most of the characters were not bad, but I don't get why some people praise it so much.
Like, seriously. When I first watched it on a camp (some instructors were otakus and loved this thing, so they decided to show it to everyone, even 10/11 year girls) half the people were praising it for being deep and amazing and shit, 1/3 didn't watch it because gross demoralizing blah blah blah, and only like 4 people were actually stating it's good an bad sides and shit.
I didn't say the anime was shit. I said it was insignicant and not really worthy of note, but that the fanbase was so obnoxious that it caused there to be a backlash and large amounts of resentment. If the fanbase wasn't what it was it would have been forgotten largely like Shuffle was, only popping up occasionally when it is mentioned in a thread.
I actually felt pretty sorry for Nana when I first saw EL.
That's about it. I disliked every other character except the dogs.
>they kill dog
Truly barbarians who deserved their heads to comically explode.
>nana wants papa
>papa wants the little bitch with 70 arms
Elfen Lied was a fun ride and I finished it in one sitting because it was entertaining and exciting enough to keep my interest. And everyone who says this series has nothing to offer but naked chicks and blood is deluding himself. Elfen Lied touches some deep themes about child abuse and how it is like to grow up without parental affection (I really liked the part with Kurama and his daughter). It just failed to elaborate on these themes a bit more but that did not stop it to be entertaining for me. The only really bad things about Elfen Lied are the male protagonist and the shitty ending.
/A/ for anime not for manga
The only good thing to come out of EL was Nana's everyday life.
God damn it Kim, why couldn't you have kept making good shit instead of going down the raod of 2DEEP4U?
It did inspire the only halfway worthwhile bit of Dan Kim's work
The manga was significantly better, a lot of the drama still felt forced.
>/a/ - Anime & Manga
3/10 you got me to respond.
Lol Peta faggot. Human life is always more valuable.
Humans are just way too smart animals with a superiority complex, so fuck off.
>Nigger are just way too smart animals with a superiority complex
>Has superiorety complex
People always whine about how humans treat the Earth too but I guarantee any other species would do the same.
All species put their own kind first.
Those little shits were psychopaths and would have grown to become rapists and murderers so she actually saved the lives of more humans by killing them.
I-I cried when Mariko and Papa go boom ;_;
>Dat slippery slope
I cri evertiem Lucy and MC kiss ;_;
She didn't know that of course. She just experienced a bitch reaction because she is a sensitive little cunt.
>imlying lucy wasn't a psycho who killed many pepole
>you'll never be lovingly stalked by some random deadly mutant that you met in the woods.
but that was in her nature wasn´t it?
My point still stands
It's very rare that it gets any praise on /a/. Maybe on MAL or wherever you used to be, newshit.
stay mad Evafaggot
People are things for you to abuse and manipulate. There's nothing to them beyond that. Not unlike animals.
It's natural for a rabid dog to bite people. Does that make everything okay and mean you aren't going to put it down?
>mfw EVA turned out to be shit after episodes like the one where shinji and asuka dace together to kill an angel
Man what a letdown, anno a shit for not managing budget, having to resort to 2deep5u bullshit to finish the series.
The fuck is MAL?
It's hilarious that people try to defend it and can't accept that the show they like had legitimate issues.
I always wonder, how much better it would have been if Anno hadn't run out of budget,
you just described the typical rabid fanboy
But I liked that episode.
Is the manga better than the anime or are they at the same level?
The fuck are you going on about in an EL thread?
Take your b8 to an Eva thread.
It was proven in the end that it wasn't, and instead it was their shitty life experiences and the way they were treated.
>Ted Bundy kills a bunch of useless things
>gets put down
If a great man like him got murdered for freeing the world of a couple of useless slags, I see no reason why animal abusers shouldn't.
I don't get why this gets so much praise. Let me summarize it for you. Bitch cries, child cries, people die THE END.
I liked it as well, what I'm saying here is that it was a major letdown for EVA to turn into 2deep4u bullshit because budget after episodes like that one.
It would have turned from Bakemonogatari into Dance in the Vampire Bund.
>implying it wasn't already good
Budget cut episodes were some of the best episodes.
Never watched elfen shit. Back when I was 14 it was something that the fat edgy kids watched because they thought the gore was cool. Seriously.
I hated it before I even knew what /a/ was and I found it physically painful to watch. Have you considered the fact that you might just be full of shit?
I never said it didn't have flaws.
Just that they were some of the best episodes in my opinion.
I thought EL was ok. Not amazing but definitely undeserving of the hate it gets here. It was decent and I don't regret watching it.
>naked tits + gore
That's because it is.
All you have to do is add forced despair to complete that though.
The entirety of Elfen Lied felt like it was directed by a 14 year old girl from DeviantArt much like Angel Beats.
But Angel Beats was genuinely good and had a fairly unique setting and plot. Shame it had to be cut short, if it wasn't it could've been a masterpiece.
I can see your hook
But AB could have been great if it had been full 16 episodes.
Some scenes were pretty ridiculous, for example the 'Can you bring me water? - Here's your shoe.' stuff. But it's not nearly as bad as some people here make it out to be.
Not going to bite.
Don't forget the rape and the piss
Not the same guy as you first quoted.
I genuinely liked angel beats though. It turned into a mess mostly because of them cutting the amount of episodes in half.
Anon please, and I meant 26 episodes.
They could have fleshed it out a lot more.
Also more Kanade ;_;
No, I am not going to respond earnestly wasting five minutes typing out a thoughtful comment on why AB was shit, especially when it is so painfully obvious that you don't actually think that but are just trying to get me to waste my time and composure giving you what you want, a response.
Your taste is shit.
How mad must you be that someone sees right through your little ruse and won't play along with your games?
Your taste is shit. AB is good.
It was my first anime.
Fuck me, right?
Not going to answer you seriously, keep spinning those wheels troll-sama
You know what other psychological mecha animes are there apart from RahXephon?
It was my second after Death Note
Everyone starts at some point.
Can't expect people to start with LotgH.
Death Note is actually good for the first half.
>not being able to find a counter argument
>use writing error instead
2/3 really. L dies like in episode 26.
Hellsing was my first, which is much worse than both of those.
If only the OP weren't so needlessly dark metal shit.
I honestly loved the manga, but the anime was just too ridiculous. Seeing how overly dramatic those scenes were in the manga animated kind of turned me off.
You mean until he lost his memory of being Kira? I actually enjoyed the whole thing greatly until the very end, when L died.
I'm not the guy you were replying to, faggot.
My third show was Mirai Nikki, then I went to SAO and SnK
My first anime was Robotech
What a terrible start. Unlucky, Anon.
It's not bad but it isn't a master piece.
I think is the kind of anime that needs a remake to be closer to the manga like Hellsing had.
but please no diaper bitch
How can people not start with Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Yu-Gi-Oh, Captain Tsubasa or even Gundam?
Because there was no fansubbing in bumfuck nowhere in the 80's and the only anime available was on TV.
I wouldn't consider it "starting" until you become an avid anime watcher.
I watched Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh and Bebop way back when but I didn't start watching a lot of anime until around 2007.
>Way back when
Well, I was talking like taking anime as a hobby.
If we go that far in the past, my first animes were probably stuff like Dragonball, Saint Seiya, Moon Sailors and BattleTech.
>Pirates in space
I'd watch that
Because I never saw any of those.
Anon, that was 15 years ago. I was 7.
There were VHSs with those subs anon. Hard as balls to find, produce, edit and stuff but if you find one, they are pieces of diamonds.
I watched a shitload of cartoons when I was a kid.
I should make a list of all of them.
Swat Kats was best
I ask myself the same question, except about Saint Seiya.
Saint Seiya didn't do very good in America at that tme. It was heavily censored and the dub changed a lot of stuff, 4kids level.
People that started with it are eurofags o latin-americanfags where the series was (and still is) a big hit.
fucking years man
Yes but when you lived in the boonies there was no way you could justify driving hours to go to a Sci-Fi con on the off chance you would meet someone and be able to do some back room deals for bootleg subs in a motel room when you are ten years old.
They were indeed the radical squadron
did you ever Watch Samurai Pizza Cats?
I remember one of the first anime I watched on TV was Dotto! KONI-CHAN.
I had never laughed that way before.
You know you are a child of the 90s if this was your jam
Not that I remember.
I remember watching stuff about dacing robots gihting in the streets, One where some football team goes back in the past and become knights of king arthur with powers and shit.
Some other about a kid traveling in a space ship with a comic knight, some gandalf dude and a crazy loli who talks to a giant fish who fight cars made out of plants.
And a bunch of other crappy shows that aired in my 3rd world country
Sorry, i'm not murrican.
>ITT low standards
hurr 90's kids so special
I remember coming from school to hide in my room and watch Ranma 1/2.
Who are you quoting?
>dubbing DBZ songs
We latin-fags had same OST with a translation.
And this kinda shit happens:
Let see if I can remember these.
No idea about the first
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice was awesome
Jayce and the Wheeled warriors
you're right, 60's kids a best.
fuck you 80's for life nigger
fuck both of you kiddies. I'm a 40's kid
>You had to wait 50 years for Evangelion
>King Arthur and the Knights of Justice
>Jayce and the Wheeled warriors
I really want to find the robot one, it's probably shit but still.
Not to worry anon, this thread has been safetly derailed by nostalgia.
And sonny? You have something to say about that?
Just thank you for your service sir.
did you fap?
When I was young, I used to sneak out of my room and turn on the TV in the living room to a very low volume to try and watch Gundam Wing in the wee early hours of the morning when it aired. I was absolutely enchanted by the opening -- like finding a beautiful, mystical phenomenon in the midst of my ordinary child life. Wasn't my first anime though, just my first "serious" one.
You had best thank me you little shit.
Listen gramps, I was trying to be polite, but you aren't the only vet in hear and I earned my god damned purple heart.
Greatest generation my ass
He was a kid in the 40's. He would have fought in 'Nam
Korea more than likely, and your point is? I get thanked for my service and it is awkward as fuck, why would I not do it to him?
The chances of a WWII, 'nam, or corea vet on /a/ is ridiculously small. You probably thanked some fat neckbeard for his service
>actually thinking that Kaeda died at the end
>watching the shitty awful anime and not reading the glorious manga.
Honestly, I don't get all the hate that surrounds Elfen Lied on /a/
Personally, I think that people just saw so much edgy in the series that they didn't bother to actually look into the story that was present in the series.
Elfen Lied will always be a great series to me, despite being a little too moe at times in some parts of the series.
U wot m8
I didn't look into the manga since I don't have a diaper fetish
I proudly and wholeheartedly thank all the NEETs and neckbeards on /a/ for their efforts.
My dad is a Nam vet and he visits /a/ on occasion. He is also the worst type of meme spouting shitposter and always wants to talk about how "Attack on Titan is the greatest anime in years."
I think I've called your dad a faggot before.
Anf sadly the Hikkis remain the unsung heros. True the forgotten generation.
I've called my dad a faggot before.
We all have,
This horrifies me to no end.
We need some WWII vets whining about how they fucked Japan's shit so we could have moeshit.
Shaddup! We all know that anime is a pile of shit, and your gabbin' ain't gonna change anything, dumbass!
It's obvious that the only good thing about either or those two shit piles is the horned woman killer himself!
I know it has nothing to do with nothing but for some reason your post made me think of this.
>happy end for EVERYONE, including Bandou who was cut in half and the girl whose death caused Lucy to swear revenge on mankind
>oh, except that all diclonii except Nana get exterminated, and Lucy killed all those people in vain just because Kurama felt like lying to be an ass
>not best girl
How can you not like a girl who'll even take a tsundere's punch for you?
>Bandou will never be given proper respect in an anime adaptation
How can animators treat the only good thing about this shitty series like shit?
So we can all agree that Lucy is best waifu, right?
They didn't even give the song it was named after any respect, what did you expect? ARMS a shit.
Yeah, that entire chapter made me "EHHHH!?" all the way home.
FFS nobody gives a shit about your opinion on an anime that aired years ago.
Now stfu and lurk more.
You should take your own advice.
Also, this. These eyes show up to often as the series goes on. They look like they just saw something super traumatizing. So instead of saving them for moments that are ACTUALLY despairing and traumatizing, they're used so often that you start to get used to it by the halfway point of the series.
At least the art doesn't stay as shitty as it was in the beginning.
>the reinforcement of family imo
It wasn't a bad series. It's just not the best thing ever.
This was probably the first non-shounen anime I ever watched, I only had one other friend that watched anime and I didn't really go on any anime boards at the time either.
I didn't really like it, I thought it was gross and pointless, not really much of a story.
Also I've never really been into the whole cute girls killing people thing.