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    Default Is it normal to not like at anime just cause it became popular?

    Ok ok, so I this thing that when an anime becomes to popular I end up not liking it. Hate is a very deep word so maybe not hate but not like. This happens for Anime or anime characters, some even movies.

    So my biggest example would be Sword Art Online, when the anime first came out I really really loved the concept of it (I was like how most fanboys would react right now), everytime a new episode is up I always watched it right away. Though there were some parts that I didn't liked but in end overall I liked. I liked it so mich I even watched the OVA. Then before GGO came it was like super popular. If you search the mist watch animes the big 5 is there followed by SAO, SnK,death note, code geass, Full Metal, etc... The pont is SAO is there. Then season 2 came up and well you cpuld say I almost didn't watch ( thank god I did, Sinon is just so awesome followed by Yuuki wow) but still it being "too popular" made me not like it. I don't hate it I just don't like it just bec it became too popular. *ehem ehem* I really really like Sinon though, well.... She isn't that popular hahahaha, Asuna is still the top SAO female character in the light novel so yeah.

    Another example is Mikasa Ackerman, I really love her before, she was even in my top 10 favorite anime character but then again became too popular I can't even say I like her as a character now. Same with Levi.

    I still like, Bleach, Naruto and Fairy Tail though. I can't explain why I feel that way, maybe because since they are 3 of the big 5 it doesn't bother me?

    Again I don't hate SAO or Shingeki but I just don't like them anymore despite loving them before. But I'll still watch both of them again if given the chance.

    I only used SAO and SnK as an example cause I feel it is the two most talked about anime. I didn't used Tokyo Ghoul cause I honestly didn't like the second season and that is not because it is popular.

    What worries me is this though. Misaka Mikoto for To Aru series is opmy one time favorite character but she is becoming popular slowly and I'm really really happy for that. She ranked best female charcter in Kono ga Light Novel Sugoi ga for 5 straight years, from 2009-2014 only to rank second in 2015(beaten from someone from Oregainu) then ranked top again in 2016. So my problem with this is that I might liking her being too popular and all but I want her to rank first every year. Hahahaha I doubt I'll ever not like her though.

    To sum it up all I'm asking is that is it normal to not like an anime/anime character just cause they became too popular?
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    A lot of people feel the exact same way about music, so you're not alone. There's also a number of people who'd feel the same way about someone they like who slowly becomes more popular and grows away from them over time.

    I try to keep an open mind about anime; some series' became really popular because they deserve to be. Others became popular because they had a unique storyline that a lot of people could relate to, etc.

    At the end of the day, it's your call as to how you feel about anime. Nobody's here's going to judge you for disliking anime that become too popular, same as nobody's going to (hopefully) judge me for not liking ecchi.

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    as for me, it's pretty normal to not like an anime coz they very popular...but i do like Naruto and Fairy Tail. Even One Piece is popular but i still haven't watch a single episode of that, but i didn't say i hate or not like it... We all experience something like "i [quite] don't like this anime even though it's popular but i don't know why.." thought. Don't worry, we are all normal to think that way. :)
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    You're certainly not alone! It's very, very common to fall out of love with something when it becomes popular.

    While I don't start to dislike something once it becomes popular, I generally don't like things that are popular (or mainstream) to begin with for some reason. Most of the anime series I truly like are ones that are in the middle of the night on blocks like Noitamina. Every so often one of the titles I like becomes a huge sensation (ex. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica), but more often than not then pass silently by and are quickly forgotten by the general populace (ex. Ikoku Meiro no Croisee).

    I say, like what you like. You needn't worry or try to come up with reasons why you like or dislike something. If we all liked the same things there would be no diversity or creativity in the world ^_^

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    Once something becomes commercial, we really have to ask ourselves the good questions.
    In the end, there's always good and bad stuff, starting with how it's been adapted from the original work, the animation in itself, etc... You can definitely go on and compare / criticize about technical choices.
    Though, subjectivity ends up defining your global opinion.
    What would be convenient, is to not judge something you don't know - haven't watched - to start with.
    Then, when you liked something, but ended up disliking it because of a wave of new teenage fans, well... Certainly, commercial stuff is not to be systematically compared with popular stuff.
    I always think about Dragon Ball, and really even if you didn't like it, it's understandable. But, the manga version is so well-made that is has nothing to be ashamed of even today.
    I started by Shônen manga, and still like it today.
    But, there are also quite a lot of manga who took a turn in the plot, or which are simply too repetitive. When every arc is the same, I think I would call it commercial (Fairy Tail for instance), but again it depends on whether you want to objectively judge something you know, or subjectively give your own opinion regardless of others, and just for the sake of what you like/dislike.

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    yeah its pretty normal for some people cuz its really just up to you if you like or got interested it that anime or just because its already popular they became overrated but nonetheless.. its just what you really feel about that anime..and sometimes don't just trust other people's opinion..you have to watch it yourself..it this anime is really good or not :)
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    If any of my favorites were or became popular with the anime/manga/LN/VN/games masses it would make no difference to me. Most of what I refer to as pop anime, etc., I just happen to not like because it is not interesting to me, but not all of it.

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    Its normal alot of anime streamers has specific taste or theme/genre they like, example i really dont like shonen-ai(BL)
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    Hmmm... I feel you. Personally, I haven't watched OPM just for that reason. Part of it is honestly because I really just don't want to feel like I'm jumping on a bandwagon. I want to watch it because I like it, not because it's popular. But I can't really say that there has ever been an anime I've stopped enjoying because it became popular or overhyped.

    Going back to the two examples used in the first post, SAO and SnK, I kind of understand where some of the love for those series comes from. They're different from much of what we had before (granted the .Hack series was around long before SAO was even thought of, but then that all boils down to preference of the writing style and whatnot). For me, the first season of SAO and GGO are the best parts of the series. SAO s2 and the whole bit with the Sleeping Knights just didn't strike me as entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I didn't mind ALO itself, it was the plot that I actually despised. The whole emotional manipulation experiment part sickened me beyond words, because no matter how you look at it, such a practice is fundamentally wrong. There's already enough of that in modern politics, so we don't need actual mind altering technologies to be a thing. The Sleeping Knights, though... that was just... dark. Like, too dark for even the premise of SAO. The progression to it is logical, even understandable, but is still just super depressing.
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    Regarding SnK, I really don't have a huge problem with it overall besides its brevity. I really feel like it could have gone on longer than it did. But I also agree that some characters are getting just too much attention, and sometimes for the wrong reasons.
    Look at Mikasa. She is a strong, independent woman, and can't nobody tell her what to do! Great! Strong female leads aren't a bad thing... until a bunch of men in their 40's convince themselves she's of legal age and start up some really creepy fan-fics. That's what gets me about some characters. I get that what is considered the "legal age" is different from one part of the world to the next, but sometimes people just take things too far, and it ends up making a character popular not because of the positive qualities they possess and express, but because of the sexualization of the character.
    Then there's Armin... He's not really popular, but almost everything you see about him is either focusing on his "crush" on Erin or his wussiness. We get it, Armin is a wimp. But he's like Squall from FF8, he grows up throughout the series. And he doesn't have to be attracted to Erin, if anything he sees Erin as a brother, someone who has helped him grow into the person he is now.
    Levi.... yeah, can't deny that I'm on the Captain Levi bandwagon here :3 He's a straight-up badass and deserves all the glory he's getting right now.

    So I guess my point is, there's nothing wrong with disliking an anime because of popular opinion; but don't dislike it because there are a ton of people who watch it. If it got to that point, then there has to be something good enough about it to have brought it that far. Watch anime because you like the anime, that's all there is to it.

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    in the end...it depends to the person who will be watching that particular anime...well, for me i couldn't careless...i just watch something not piques my interest rather than argue about it... its like..."you know if you dont want to watch it then dont...if you want to then just do it....no one is forcing you..you know?..."

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    I usually don't care if something's popular or not; in the end, I just watch whatever I happen to like. If it becomes popular, well that just means the anime might get another season based on the manga. D.Grayman is an example of such an anime, which isn't like the big ones, but has a big enough fan base to get another season :) Inuyasha, one that personally loved, has a very rushed second installment, to wrap up the series because fans like me kept wondering when they would finish it. I have not completely watched the second installment because of this.

    I will say I watch three of the big ones: Naruto Shippuden, Fairy Tail, and One Piece; while I have been a fan of One piece and Naruto since they first got released, I kind of came to Fairy Tail after someone recommended it to me, if I remember correctly. One of the big ones I no longer like is Bleach; I used to be into it but then just kind of fell out of it. When I went to go watch it, I was completely lost because I had not watched it in so long. I did not feel like rewatching it and after that, just moved on to other anime. To me if something becomes popular, it just means I'll see its merchandise at local store, which always makes me happy
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    Its normal to not like a particular popular anime because of preferences.
    In my case, I prefer animes that caught my eye at first glance of the cover picture or just by the summary.
    Some people decide what to watch using the genres, like for me, when I don't have anything else to watch I use the genres list to find some hidden anime gems. Other people hate animes with so much ecchi and fan service so they steer away from that.
    Some don't like MOE and Loli so they don't watch animes with those kinds of characters.
    Some don't like those slow draggy animes that take too long to get to the good parts but some like that.

    Examples of popular anime that I don't like are, *no offense*, Kill la Kill, Nisekoi, HighschoolDxd, Strike the Blood, and Noragami.

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    it depends to the person who will be watching that particular anime...well, for me i couldn't careless...i just watch something not piques my interest rather than argue about it.

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    Well, we people do usually have some different tastes when watching an anime or some sort of shows. So for me it's kinda natural, well it does trigger us sometimes that an unpopular anime we really liked became suddenly popular and it gets soo much hate just for it..


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    It's alright to feel that way, maybe you're just thinking that a series that you follow is being over hyped and that is what's bothering you. if a series has many fans that's wonderful because you're almost assured it will get another season. or you're just getting sick of seeing it on the web always? you know, SAO this SAO that, everyone's talking about it.
    That kinda happened to me for Snk, none of my friends are watching it when i first introduced it to them and they said that they didn't like it. just few more episode before the season finale when they saw it on FB and wanted to watch it(bandwagoners) and after that they won't stop talking about it. like what...so now you want me to talk to you about SnK? get out!!!

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    It's perfectly normal mate. But you get that because you're kinda concentrated on what the other people have already said for a certain series. I'm not a pro or anything but try watching series like I do(most people). I don't really focus or read on how popular or unpopular a series is. I just watch it and see it for myself. Basically its just the SERIES and ME 1 on 1 haha to sum it up. Just enjoy the series mate
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    you are not alone. some people feel that way about music, books, manga even movies.

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    I think it's normal, not all people go on trends but goes to what they really like or enjoy most, the trend will be gone after a year or two no need to pressure yourself to ride a trend if your not really a fan of the genre at first.

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    Yup! I have friends that don't watch mainstream anime because it upsets her that she's judged whenever she mentions something not good within that anime. So fret not, you are sane and normal.

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