QUOTE (Forsaken Love @ Dec 6 2009, 08:46 AM)
O_O code geass is epic! One of my favourite all time animes, I like totally disagree with you XD In my opinion potentially good anime are both fma's *shot by practically everyone on this forum* anime1 i guess is excusable since it was made when the manga was very young but gawd urgh, as for brohood its waaaaay better than anime1 but has so many irritating flaws like all the cutting and bizarre pacing, what could have been the perrrfect anime, an anime without fillers and doing it's manga absoloute justice, turned out pretty mediocre and imo a little unable to stand on its own without the backing from the manga, but that's just my opinion, it doesnt suck just a dissopointment
Other anime...mmm I allways wished both fruba and ouran, particually fruba followed their mangas as the mangas are awesome, and DN Angel anime sucked compared to the manga, allthough the awfully long hiatuses for DN angel give it an excuse, aaaand claymore anime ending sucked...and soul eater
See when it comes to adaptions of mangas that are on-going, that is to say all of them, I'm fairly leniant. I say so long as the series manages to capture the original feel of the source material and come up with a way to keep the stroy wrapped up, all is good. FMA Series 1, whilst containing some massive, glaring flaws, especially towards the end, managed to put together a coherent story with very little. They actually raise interesting thoughts and questions on the meaning of humanity, which is completely in-keeping with FMA. All it really failed to do was keep the humor going, and sort of gave up on it half way through. Resulting in the series being criticised for being over-dramatic.
The reason I didn't pick on FMA 1 and to some extent Ouran High Host Club is because I honestly enjoyed them when I watched them. They felt complete to me and like decent series. Compare that with Hellsing where I somewhat enjoyed it until the end where things just got bland and samey and forgettable.
That being said I feel bad for picking on Hellsing, and indeed on any anime that's an adaption, because it's not an easy thing to do. It's a tightrope walk over two bear pits. One contains the fanbase who expect 100% retelling of everything right down the last detail. The other contains casual fans who want to be entertained. Add on top of that a massive weight on the back of budget and I'd like to see anyone do a 100% perfect job. ESPECIALLY when you've got so little source material to go on it's unreal.
Also I suspect most anime based on mangas or video games or light novels or whatever, are really just extended adverts for said things. Maybe I'm just cynical but hell, FMA 1 worked didn't it?Deadbeat007
I agree with the bluntness of Soul Eater's ending and am really perplexed as to what went on there. I mean that series was so near perfect in it's adaption of the Manga until just after the capture of BREW. It's like someone left them alone for a few months then came running in screaming and yelling for them to for the love of god stop because they only had 51 episodes to wrap it all up in. That being said, as blunt at the ending was, I still enjoyed it. Yeah it was basically like watching someone scream ideas at you whilst drinking coffee, it still entertained. And Asura came off as so goddam creepy it was unreal.