Recently, a Japanese forum has become the battleground for a heated debate on the topic of “overrated” anime. The term “overrated” is often used to describe anime series that, according to some fans, have received more attention and recognition than their actual quality or impact on the industry warrants.

There are many reasons why an anime might be considered overrated. For example, a large marketing campaign might inflate the popularity of a series, or nostalgia might influence the perception of certain classics. Sometimes, the media overexposure that some productions receive can lead to a distorted perception of their real value.

The debate has highlighted the diversity of opinions within the anime community. Some forum members argue that certain series are overrated due to a weak plot, underdeveloped characters, or an animation style that does not meet expectations. However, it’s important to remember that the perception of a series as “overrated” is subjective and can vary considerably between different viewers.

Here are some of the anime series that forum members have cited as being overrated:

  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Summertime Render
  • Ousama Ranking
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Berserk

Despite the heated debate, reaching a consensus on what constitutes an “overrated” anime remains elusive due to the subjective nature of the term. The discussion has sparked further debate on titles that deserve more attention, highlighting the diverse and passionate opinions within the anime community.

  • «Wow, there are quite a few examples. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Summertime Render, Ousama Ranking, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Bocchi the Rock!, Tokyo Revengers, Blue Lock, Oshi no Ko and most recently Kusuriya no Hitorigoto».
  • «AnoHana definitely has to be on this list».
  • «To begin with, the anime industry has been overrated for years.».
  • «What is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann doing on the list? I don’t understand».
  • «I think Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is not overrated, its score is adequate».
  • «The Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is the most overrated thing in history. I agree that the anime is justifiably highly rated, but the manga should not».
  • «Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Shakugan no Shana and Toaru Majutsu no Index, without a doubt».
  • «Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, it started out good but now it’s so bad that it’s hard for fans to defend it».
  • «Personally, I think Sword Art Online and Re:ZERO should be here».
  • «SPY x FAMILY, I’m sure».
  • «In fact, I think Neon Genesis Evangelion is underrated, there isn’t enough talk about the series».
  • «The animation of Kimetsu no Yaiba is enough to justify all the hype around the franchise».
  • «Baccano!, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Another, CLANNAD, Angel Beats!, Little Busters, Tenshi no Tamago, AKIRA, AIR, all those».
  • «Monogatari Series. It’s funny, but it will seem overrated if you don’t look at it in the right order».
  • «Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, it is said to be a masterpiece, but I didn’t think it was good at all».
  • «Fullmetal Alchemist, Berserk, HUNTER x HUNTER, Made in Abyss, D Gray Man, Aku no Hana, among others».
  • «I have no doubt that Fullmetal Alchemist belongs here, and it’s completely the fault of its fans».
  • «Ghost in the Shell, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, STEINS;GATE, BLACK LAGOON, Bocchi the Rock!, all those».
  • «Fullmetal Alchemist and Shingeki no Kyojin are incredible stories, until about halfway through, and not to mention the ending».
  • «The ending of Shingeki no Kyojin was good, but Hajime Isayama ruined it by “expanding it.” The fans took that to mean that he had not been satisfied with what he did.».
  • «If you say a popular title is deep, they’ll think you’re an idiot. If you say an unpopular title is profound, no one will understand. It’s a dead end, so otaku who want to act like connoisseurs have to change their way of life.».
  • «Code Geass and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni are definitely overrated».

The debate over “overrated” anime is a testament to the diversity and passion within the anime community. It’s a reminder that opinions on art are subjective and can vary greatly between individuals. Whether you agree with the opinions expressed in the forum or not, the discussion provides an opportunity to explore new titles and perhaps revisit some classics with a fresh perspective. So why not join the debate, or better yet, share this article with your friends and see what they think?

Source: Yaraon!

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