Please note that this opinionspeculation is entirely based on the very first episode of Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure (2012), so it shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
It’s been exactly two minutes since I’ve finished the first episode of this supposedly ‘colourful, camp and manly‘ anime: I can’t say I’m dissapointed.
Yes it was pretty amazing and different while at the same time being everything I’ve seen before ever and just as clichéd as your everyday harem deredere anime. Except that we should replace harem for after-school tv shows.
‘Cause you see, I’m not sure how it was for the people that were watching this on a weekly basis but I am 98% sure that I enjoyed this episode as much as I did just because people were praising this show to the high heavens and so I expected this to be good.
Going in a show with a mentality of “this is going to be great” usually results in the show actually being great. Or you thinking that it’s great, atleast. Unless it’s really, really shit. But yeah.
Maybe it’s your own mind playing tricks on you, but if I went into this show without any prior knowledge of it I can safely say that I would have liked it a lot less, or even call it crappy.
Why? Because it’s like a very bad sitcom with weird fuckin’ animation to boot. Yeah this might actually be it’s charm, you know, the over the top-ness and camp-ness. But still.