My personal favorite is Darker Than Black, I absolutely loved it. You have to stick to it for a few episodes however, as it's quite confusing when you start watching it. I couldn't care for Season 2 much, I liked it, but...for the wrong reasons. The OVA's were good IMO.
Dragon Ball Z
Joker: "You killed Captain Clown. You Killed Captain Clown!"
Reading: Ex Machina: Fact V. Fiction
Watching: Death Note
"This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
"Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
I will cancel the two I voted for previously, they just have too many problems to deserve nomination
What I nominate this time:
Elfen Lied: Good show, the story of the cat lady is likable, and I still can't get over her reminding me of Magneto
Shingetsutan Tsukihime Weird series, but the characters are fun, pacing is nicely made
Devil May Cry: I get many don't like it, but what would I say? It doesn't have the same level of wtf? endings plenty of series suffer from, Reuben Langdon voicing Dante in the English dub is a plus cause man is his delivery great, it's short, easy to follow and very enjoyable
Both Fullmetal Alchemist series
I wouldn't credit the following for having good writing:
- Naruto: I still like it, but it has plenty of continuity faults, lots of corny dialogue, plenty of stuff just doesn't make sense within story. Movies are awful
- Bleach: If only Kubo gave better care for his main characters, didn't repeat a base of a plot shortly after getting through with it... .At least the movies are good
- Toradora: The cliche of the guy who falls in love with the girl hitting him too much was never good
- Haruhi Suzumiya no Yutsuu: I'll remember how funny it was when my second brother tried explaining the story to my youngest brother with "The story doesn't make sense" mentality. My kid bro stated it many times, Haruhi has no coherent story, the brother who introduced us to the series explained the spirits, her melancholy, and stuff, ending explaining it with "WTF? This really doesn't make sense"
- Pokemon: Meet new people and Pokemon, save Pokemon from Jesse, James, & Mewoth, leave new friend behind, episode ends, this is the formula used for maybe 98% of the episodes. Bad example, I know
- Shaman King: Much as I love this show, I can't get over how stupid it is to hit Choco-Love hard cause he makes bad jokes, the concept of jokes is silly, its execution doesn't help make it funny, and that takes a big part of the series
- Kodomo no Jican: Maybe not as bad in writing as I feel, but it's awful and unbearable
There is probably much more to list
Last edited by Aziz Abbasi; 05-15-2012 at 02:18 AM.
As far as seinen series go, I think Wolf's Rain, Monster, and Mushishi all deserve a good look. The first two had great plots, although Wolf's Rain takes a while to get going and does remain inconsistent throughout. Mushishi is a beautiful, ambient masterpiece and is just so different from everything else put out during the decade.