As an individual, we each have our own distinct and unique likes and dislikes. That being said, there is no one Anime series that can please all the Anime fans out there.
So, it brings us back to the question of why you drop Anime series or more specifically, the factors that do not work in an Anime’s favor for you.
Personally, when I watch an Anime, Animation and Voice work take a backstage to plot and characters. So, Animation and Voice work don’t really affect me much when I watch an Anime, so much so that I consider dropping a series solely because of it. Similarly, I don’t choose what to watch based on these factors, but that’s another story.
However, I do drop Anime if I personally don’t find the story interesting, or just not suited for my tastes. Sometimes, the story is simply horrible, silly or non-existent (not in a good way like Lucky Star or other SOL Anime, the non-existent part anyways.).
I also tend to drop series if I find some characters or a number of characters to be really, really, irritating, though this doesn’t happen really often and irritating characters usually pop up in shows with horrible plot.
Sometimes, when I drop a popular Anime, I feel really guilty as I get really jealous of other people who are able to enjoy the Anime. Similarly, this also happens in the reverse when I really enjoy Anime that doesn’t seem popular. Have you ever experienced this before?
Some examples of Anime that I dropped because of either a single or a combination of the above reasons is (and I know I’m going to get a ton of slack for this):
– To Love-Ru
(Really annoying characters and show’s direction is, to me, not well done in general. Yami is the only great thing in the show and yet, is not done justice by this show. Watch black cat for the REAL Yami, Eve, which Yami was based upon.)
– Magical Girl Lyrical StirkerS
(Will be airing my opinions about StrkerS in a separate post…)
I seriously can’t bring myself to finish the above two series. (^.^;)
There are also cases where people drop Animes mid season or even to the end due to perhaps, a slow moving plot. I could never understand why people would do that as when I watch a series, I always see it through as I feel like I’m not doing the series justice by just quitting halfway.
Finally, when I drop Anime, I also feel like I’m missing out on the series. For instance, in this age where Animes are being pumped out by the dozens each season, it is impossible to keep up with all of them and some of them have to be skipped. Who knows, I might have liked the series later on, but dropped it within the first few episodes.
Anyways, I really wish to hear your opinions, reasons and examples on dropping Animes.