Just curious of how many of you guys also enjoy watching anime series like Naruto, Bleach and One Piece etc?
I like some anime, but I prefer shows that have an intended ending. That is they aren't designed to run for 100's of episodes and has lots of filler.
My one exception to this is Berserk. That show should have lasted more than one season, even if the manga never ends. Although I lost interest in the manga for this very reason. Such a good story. Shame it didn't get wrapped up a short while after the "incident". (Disclaimer: Berserk is very mature and I don't recommend it to anyone. If you've seen the manga before, then you know what I'm talking about.)
Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo are short, but are some of the best I have seen.
FMA: Brotherhood was good. I think it was better than the original. Its action sequences are definitely better than most in Bleach. Best part is almost zero filler.
Out of the shows you have listed, the one I can say I have definitely watched is Bleach, but I lost interest eventually. Way too much filler and the plot goes no where. Even with a ridiculous plot, "Now and Then, Here and There" is a better show.
Anyone watch Rainbow? I could only stomach watching like 2 episodes. Its the most depressing fictional show (of any kind) I have ever seen.
Generally I think anime is pretty !@#$ing dumb and the people that talk about it are about as silly as that whole "brony" thing. But different strokes for different folks.
Most of anime is crap, but there are some good shows out there. The important thing to remember as you try anime is that there are some things you just can't un-see. Never ever watch Ninja Resurrection. Ever.