This thread is for discussion of anime you think you're missing out on. Recently, I've been trying to get into this new Madhouse original called "Sonny Boy". I saw some familiar staff and thought the show looked cool. When I got into it, the show already ran five or six episodes in. Now it's almost finished airing. I thought the first episode was cool, and I liked the second episode as well, but not as much as the first one. By the third episode I just wanted to smash my head against the wall. The characters all have the same snarky, lifeless, pseudo intellectual attitude. They all act like typical sheltered Tokyo brats. Another thing that irks me is the amount of uncreative still scenes there are. It makes the episodes drag for so long, and it's like their only purpose is to save money for a classic "super cool key animator moment" that lasts 10 seconds or less. Normally I know when to stop, but judging by the discussion of the show I've seen online, it looks like the show gets better as it goes on. So I either suffer through more episodes with no pay off, or I agonize through a bunch of schlock just for that one "golden" episode. I regret not watching Sonny Boy weekly. Anime is so 'off' these days, that I can't imagine keeping up with shows without having to wait a week in between.
I may watch it, not op but I have had my eye on it.
Are they robots in disguise?
watched 3 episodes and did not get into it.
is it really worth watching more? seems convoluted
Probably a lot of longer shows that have tons of "down time" and pacing issues where you can feel them stall for time.
I am sure there are a lot of cool moments, character development, and story/plot developments but I have a much lower tolerance than when I was a kid for shows that pad their run time and episode count with bullshit that kills the pace and destroys all narrative momentum.
So there are shonen shows I haven't even given a try even though I hear they are good because the genera probably has the most issues with the problems I spoke of. Like My Hero Academia, Hunter X Hunter, and JoJo. Heard good things about all of them, still haven't watched them. Well I watched a few dozen ep of Hunter x Hunter but that show has a really slow start due to heavy and gradual world building. Only reason I watched even watch it was because it was when I still had tv and it was on toonimi between two shows I was very much into at the time.