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Anime in Winter 2013: What We Dislike! - - THE VICE PIT

What shows and tropes are already irritating us, this early on in 2013? Tom enlists a mysterious old friend to share in his burning distaste for two-minute-long microseries, MMO's gettin' real and much more!

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    Petiewon Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:31 p.m.
    Nice video, thanks guys!
    I disagree with the mana criticism though. It's basically stamina or health. A character's stamina, health or mana is always going to deplete when the plot deems that they need to be beaten. I might be forgetting some huge terrible moment, but I can't remember when this was really a major issue in Fate/Zero.
    NickyCharismaon Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.
    Matt Murphy! It has been too long. And I know tnat you, Tom, have explained why you don't like MMO-based shows. You have a valid, well constructed argument. I also agree that if you have as much anime to watch as you do for work then you shouldn't waste time with shows you're not enthusiastic about. All that said, I still think "Btooom!" and "Sword Art Online" are shows worthy of you time.
    YotaruVegetaon Feb. 22, 2013 at 9:15 a.m.

    The only thing that Cuticle Detective Inaba's taught me is that cuticles are not just on your fingers.

    Also, Tom, you have watched this season's short episode shows, but what about the previous season, where we had things like Teekyu?

    takashichea moderator on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:46 p.m.

    I think my most dislike trope was wimpy protagonists when I watch Guilty Crown. The show makes it hard to not hate the characters. I tried Btooom and Sword Art Online. They're not that bad.

    YotaruVegetaon Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

    @takashichea: He wasn't really wimpy, though.

    takashichea moderator on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.


    Remember how Shu freak out and ran away during that one mission? Makes me want to slap the guy.

    takashichea moderator on Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

    I forgot about Senyu. It's my favorite short series. Mangirl and Ishida to Asakura didn't do it well for me.

    Tom, I think you missed My Little Sister is an Osaka Momma micro series.

    YotaruVegetaon Feb. 24, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

    @takashichea: When Shinji is the bar for wimpiness, that's not too wimpy to me.

    takashichea moderator on Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.


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