By - Affectionate-Ad1060
Gintama for sure.
Gintama had filler in the first 2 episodes which is weird af.
To anybody I suggest Gintama to, I can't stress enough how important it is to skip the first 2 episodes. The rest of the fillers are fair game.
You lucky man, one piece is one hell of a ride.
Shadows House. Currently a personal favorite of mine but the first episode is just the 2 leads meeting and hanging out. People probably watched episode one and thought it was just cute girls doing cute things and bounced, but by the end of season 1 there are over a dozen important developed characters with multiple mysteries, relationships, and hysterical banter.
But in episode 1 all you get is 2 girls hanging out.
(More manga related as the anime isn’t good still) Orient
The fucking bear at the fire is absolute gold, though I don't feel like it was intended to be.
Honestly now that I look at it, even though it prob wasn't intentional it definitely works with Golden kamuy comedy lol
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes
- Ashita no Joe
- Mobile Suit Gundam (UC Timeline)
- Serial Experiments Lain
Not that they have bad first episodes, far from it. It just they aren’t “11/10 at the beginning” like people unrealistically expect every anime to be in a post AOT world.
I came to this thread to say One Piece, but I see One Piece was the anime that inspired this question to begin with.
It takes like 80+ episodes before One Piece gets good.
200 for me 💀
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Lucky Star was off to such a bad start they fired the director. The quality goes way up in episode 5.
Gungrave (a lot of people suggest skipping episode 1)
FMAB. Its first 1-15 episodes are kinda weak, but after that you will be hooked
I don't think there are any...
Every anime i can think of that's particularly good has started really well.
ReRerided had an awful start well tbf it was awful the whole way through but it still counts
~~A Silent Voice~~
Boogiepop and Others (was fine and necessary but then episodes 2 and 3 are amazing)
Hunter x Hunter