One of the most profusely annoying things that some people ask me when they somehow find out I like anime is “Hey, do you watch *insert generic anime* “. And my reply is as follows:
Which then results the fanboy/girl in them to launch into a fan-gasmic rage against me. To put forward my stand on this matter: I will never for any reason; voluntarily watch one episode of such an anime (because I have watched a few when I was younger or when someone else switches to that channel on the telly).
So now, this is a post explaining why I DON’T watch these “generic” animes per se if I will use the colloquial term for them.
We all have shows that we adore for various reasons. Whether it be the plot (Seikon no Qwaser), the deep characters (Lucky Star), or just the right dose of humor, there’s usually at least one show per season that you look forward to every week on the edge of your seat.
While most people can easily identify why they enjoy a specific show, what qualities drive them into legends? Generally once per year an anime will skyrocket its way into the upper reaches of coveted popularity. Why?