This thread is about discussing animes that you have seen (or only saw the first few episodes and you dropped) that you thought would be "really good" and ended up mediocre or terrible. Let us know why you thought it took a turn for the worst and what the series did to change your intial opinion. Usually I find as I continue watching a series I get more intrigued and the series get's better as it goes. Very few times does it get worse or not meet my expectations once I get a feel for the show. Well two animes I'll list were Black Cat and Darker than Black (is it coincidence both have Black in their titles?) Black Cat's first 5 or so episodes were fantastic. I thought this anime had huge potential and would be one of my favorite series. It had one of the best launch episode I had seen for an anime in a while. But then once I saw more o fthe series and was hitting the double digits witht he episode count I found I was grossly mistaken. The series that I thought was going to be a bit darker turned a bit light-hearted. I thought with the heroe's love getting murdered and his abandonment of Chronos it would be a series of revenge and death. Instead it turned into a group of misfits getting together and picking up odd jobs. Dont even let me tell you how TERRIBLE the last couple episodes were. The other anime Darker than Black I hadnt even finished. It got liscensed when I was watching the series and consequently dropped by most fansubbers. However, the first few episodes carried an air of mystery to them. This series was build on mystery and intrigue and I thought that it would slowly unveil it's secrets. Well after about 10+ episodes it was apparent they weren't going to explain much about what happened to the world, what contractors were and where our protagonist came from. Also they were killing off EVERY NEW CHARACTER THAT WAS INTRODUCED. This was a major turn off. It seemed apparant that our hero was doomed to continue his tasks with a temporary sidekick until they were killed. Many not lasting more than a couple episodes. I will probably give this series another go with the dub but it just seem to evolve much from the intial episodes...They were following the same pattern over and over.