Guess it does need time to properly unfold...
Video posted by PerryVandell on Sept. 16, 2011
I wasn't in to this series either, mainly because it wasn't so interesting or didn't do anything new. Now did this series go anywhere after a few episode I wouldn't know. Most people didn't keep watching or talked about it.
Usual the way I find out if a series was going some where I looked to anime bloggers, which provided me massive amounts of information on anime, and see what they think. For years they helped me see if a show, like Stein; Gate, was heading in a direction that I could keep watching and so far it works for me.
So for Hero Tales case, not many people are really have that much interest in it and in the end it is best not to look in to it more.
Hmm - I remember watching some of this, but for the life of me I can't remember if I ever finished it or not.
So I either dropped it, or I finished it and found it so utterly forgettable that I can't remember anything about it - either way, I think it's safe to say you can probably find something better to spend your time on.
I have a 3 episode rule about shows, and usually stick by it. If a show hasn't shown it means business by the end of the 3rd episode, chances are it never will; sometimes it can end up backfiring on me though, as a show can be real gripping for the first 3 to 6 episodes, then suddenly lose its way (recently Blue Gender did this to me).
Made it threw the 1st 3 episodes.IT felt average at best. An Disney-ish in some ways.Might go back to it but theirs others i watched that hooked me by the 3rd show.Think around same time i tired http://www.animevice.com/asobi-ni-ikuyo-bombshells-from-the-sky/11-5901/
as well as http://www.animevice.com/kekkaishi/10-595/
both were more vistualy apealing an easyer to like.While hero tales had that http://www.animevice.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood/11-5366/
feel to it look wise it never developed that epic feel.At least in the 1st three shows. an its animation was as said kinda meh.
I think part of the problem with the 1st show was half way threw i stoped likeing the main character.He was not dumb an noble like http://www.animevice.com/monkey-d-luffy/18-23053/
He just came of dumb with his "sister" beating him .Almost to the point of being creepy.Um no wait it was.By the 3rd show he started to get a bit noble but damages done .An his sisters character i didnt care for either .So right off the bat 2 of the 3 main characters i could live with out.Thats not a good sign.
Much better things out their .Have to agree with Tom_Pinchuk.
I guess I'm the only one who actually likes this series. It is pretty influenced by Chinese wuxia stories, which I have a passing interest in. And Hiromu Arakawa is part of the manga team (art and some story concepts), and worked on it while she was still doing FMA, and I do like her character designs.
I've never had any interest in Hero Tales. It seems a bit lacking.
You seem to really enjoy much more mature series, like seinen. You should give some titles like Battle Royale, Shiriguri, and Sword of The Stranger a spin. :)
I give shows the first episode to impress me. There are so many shows I watch year-round that I don't really want to give a show a couple eps just for me to end up not changing my mind. But usually I pick out the shows I want to watch and don't have to weed out others by testing episodes.
I don't know much about Hero Tales but I've had no interest in watching it.
I really liked that it mixed a Chinese hero's journey with the designs of Hiromu Arakawa. Hero Tales isn't bad, but it isn't exceptional either. It's just a decent show to watch. Competently executed, but there are better ones out there.
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