This is my entire thought process this anime season and it’s because so much of the anime I started which I considered dropping or at least lost interest in early on has slowly stopped sucking and developed into anime which I really enjoy.
Dangaronpa is the first anime I started with high hopes but sadly it was rather stupid in the beginning. The setting is cliche and the antagonist is not at all ominous and rather annoying which was incredibly off putting for me in the beginning. But as the characters developed and were killed off the real shining points of the anime got their chance to be in the spotlight. Kigiri and Togami are the most interesting of the characters and in the latest episodes they have really been given the chance to develop. There is also the fact that the plot is starting to unravel which is always the most entertaining part in anime of this genre.
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu isn’t anything new, in fact we’ve seen this a dozen times before is what I’d say for the first 5 episodes or so but after that it takes a turn. Anyone who stuck with it is slowly realizing it was actually worth it as Yura’s character arc doesn’t hit it’s stride until later. It’s worth going back to if you dropped it but want to see the unexpected.
Silver Spoon is probably my favorite this season but it wasn’t always that way. The start is weak and apart from introducing an interesting setting it does a mediocre job at building a cast of likable characters. The teachers for example could be have been weaved more into the story but they weren’t which I feel is one of many glaring issues but even with that many average writing choices the good choices make up for it in many ways that it’s become an I know I’ll remember for years.
Has anyone else nearly dropped something this season or any other season for that matter but stuck around just long enough for it to stop sucking? I know I’ve done it dozens of times.