Ever hear about a series that's supposed to be soooooo good and then didn't live up to your expectations? Ever see a series and think "meh" but it turned out to be one of your favorites?
For me, the biggest dissappointment is Real Bout High School. I heard about it from a friend and thought it sounded cool, so I checked it out. I can't even get through Volume 2. I wanna keep reading and see if it gets better, but it's just terrible. I read a LOT of manga but this thing has a million events happenning in every panel, making it hard to read. Usually, your eyes can easily flow from each panel to the next easily, even in the original format. But I just can't read this thing!
Also, a few characters look exactly the same and don't have very memorable personalities and such so it's hard to know who's who and keep track of names. There are a TON of characters for only 6 volumes too
Every page is just filled to the brim with fan-service. I can usually ignore it if the story's good but it's hard to when everything else is going wrong. And it's not like the ecchi can sell itself in this one, it's just more implied so it's not enough to be able to shun a good plot.
The best surprise for me has been Kodomo no Omocha (AKA "Kodocha" or Child's Play)
This I didn't think was going to be good. It's a series about a bunch of kids, looks like a sleeper...BUT IT'S THE BEST!!
It's the funniest manga AND anime I've ever read/seen. The dubs are also good I think. If you haven't yet I highly reccommend checking it out.
So what is it for you guys?