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And now, the opposite of the previous poll: have you ever watched (an enjoyed a lot) a cartoon/comic despise founding the character design ugly/unpleasant (if not awful) at first? 

74%
39 deviants said Yes! [what? comment if you want]
26%
14 deviants said Nuh =3=

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AvocadoAfro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is gonna sound weird but... ^^; Ouran High School Host Club art design was off-putting to me. They just looked so angular and skinny; almost anorexic to me. Haruhi made reading the manga worth it though ;P I love that little anti-hero (anti-heroine?) :love: 
Invader Zim was pretty off-putting too :P but that's what I loved about it as a kid; how everything was so mildly disturbing. Of course, that's also why my mom banned me from watching​ it after she watched 5 minutes of an episode with me :roll: 
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't watched Host Club, but I know it enough to understand that those long limbs skinny tall characters wouldn't appeal to me as well :P (Speaking of long limbs skinny tall characters, I wanted to take a look at the xxxHOLiC anime since I've quite liked the manga, but then I stumbled upon some screenshots that were so bad I changed idea D: )
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YukiRiku Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
At first the design for steven universe was really off putting for me, i didnt watch until the end if the third season because of this, i thought that because the art style was so chibi it would be like teen titans go(fart jokes and bleh) but i was wrong after watching i realized the style grew on me as the story enticed me
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I still haven't watch it properly (just some episodes passing on the local tv... when I remember to turn it on), but I spent months asking myself "why people are so obsessed with this show?" (actually "why there are so many fanarts of this?" xD) before trying to get to know more about it lazyness is an ugly beast
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evilkingrin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has one of the most off-putting art styles i've ever encountered >.> it's really ugly. i'm not a fan of beefy technicolor men and that's basically the entire cast lmao. it was still a fairly good story and i did end up liking it enough to watch 3 seasons of it on crunchyroll :{ 

Twin Star Exorcists also has some really ugly character designs, but the rest of the show makes up for it (idk man this author can't fucking design good female characters for some reason? they're all terrible lmao)
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr? The first impact is traumatic, until you realize that the character design isn't the only thing that's over-the-top xP ("beefy technicolor men", I love this xD) 
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ElithianFox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hated the art style of Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman so much when I started watching it, but people said they were so good so I swallowed that distaste. Turns out that R&M's art style is actually pretty cool and has amazing character designs, and they're both good shows!
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep on hearing how good these shows are, I just must take a look now :P
(bojack horseman's style is really off-putting though D: )
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ElithianFox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely! Don't set up your expectations too high though; if you do there's a chance it won't live up to the hype. It's best to go in neutral and see how much you like it <:

Oh, absolutely, it's terrible. The key is going in and getting used to it along the way, and focusing on small visually cool details like Mr Peanutbutter (the dog)'s teeth and some of the poses and expressions. Once you can look past it, you should get used to it!
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I always keep expectations... well, I try to never have expectations, so I can't be deluded =3=

I survived all 48 Metalocalypse episodes, I can watch everything XD (I lied, it still give me nightmares)just kidding xD
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KanzenCM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Filmographer
I loved reading an online comic called "dominic-deegan" Oracle for hire, great characters with a complex consistent world, It´s smart, funny and clever even if the art isn´t the best (specially on the begining, but I´m glad I kept reading, it was great

Also 8-bit theatre, I mean it was a pixel art comic and that can get tiresome FAST but wow is that a funny clever non cliched comic
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(I just googled Oracle for hire for curiosity, and the random page I opened made me laugh so loud I scared the cat xD I take this as a sign to read it all u_u)
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KanzenCM Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Student Filmographer
it IS pretty good right? Hope you enjoy reading the rest like I have
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AlbineVeratrine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji again. When I stumbled across this series I was shocked and I thought the art style is ugly as hell xd But I was intrigued by it at the same time. While watching this series I not only got used to the art style, but also grew loving it - it's the most expressive one I have ever seen up to now. And, as someone have mentioned before, I'd also say - Ping Pong The Animation. The art style of this series put me off at first, but it suits for the series and has its own charm, plus character development was really well done (and it's just 11 episodes). I didn't know who to root for, since all of them were lovable xd
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fact that Ping Pong The Animations has been mentioned twice already makes me think... :hmm: 
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AlbineVeratrine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's definitely worth watching :nod: If somebody thinks it's impossible to show good, dynamic characters in a short story, they should watch Ping Pong The Animation then :D
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BakaKiaa Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2017
Yes, it happened with some BL webcomics. The characters of "Autophobia" at first looked ugly to me, now I love them!! Even the art of "Starfighter" and "Always raining here" was still acerb at the beginning, but then they became beautiful and the story was so interesting! Now they are between my faves. 
And the art of the manhwa "Never Understand / Out of control" looked weird at first. But it was adorable. 
And for what concerns cartoons... Spongebob XD I hated it, they were sooo ugly! But then I found him so cute, haha!! 
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the feeling, you think "ew, I don't like the style so much but let's just read some pages out of curiosity". Then you're hooked xD

you just made me realize how much indulgent I am when it comes to BL comics character design xD
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BakaKiaa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Hahaha I'm glad you perfectly got what I was talking about XP I wasn't sure if I could talk about BLs. 
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SoundlessRoom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clannad, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Azumanga Daioh X'D
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Madoka Magica, the classic "I'm not what you expect me to be" :P (I will never forget Kyubey's creepy blank stare D: )
Ah, the (in)famous Clannad...
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RasheruSuzie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ping Pong The Animation looks quite off-putting but it's a well-written story about more than just bouncing little balls xD
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen it, I didn't even know it exists actually D: This is indeed something that doesn't attract for its aesthetic xD
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, the most relevant one is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I watched it after ignoring it for years and now I LOVE it, it's... too epic for words.  The character design (or more like, the outfits), especially in the beginning, made my eyesockets bleed profusely I just wanted Vanilla Ice to wear some pants *cries*, and the palette sometimes is seizure inducing, but I got so engrossed in the story I stopped noticing that after a while. 
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Hazerei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student
When I started watching "Haikyuu!!" at first I didn't like the characters very much. Now I love all of them 
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing that disturbed me about Haikyuu!!'s character design at first were the noses! xD They're so tiny! I mean, in other character designs the nose is just a point and it's fine, the most important thing is that it works well with all the rest - sometimes things works even without it! - but for some reason it disturbed me so much?? It take a lot to get used to it xD
useless to say I don't even notice the thing anymore :P
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