Star and Steven are different types of the same problem. Star has a whole load of nothing orbiting a plot they never get around to (until season 2), and Steven thinks adding more unresolved plot threads does it a service. I like them both, especially Steven. The "nothing" gives space for character development and interactions, some good one-offs and humor.
But svtfoe could do with a lot of the first season being... better. Introduce the plot earlier, and use the dimension premise for more than just explaining magic and jokes. Do something before the 11th hour other than jokes. Have to admit, Ludo in season 2 almost makes season 1 worth it alone.
And SU could do with everything after the first season moving at a quicker pace with less shit episodes. Weaving separate narrative threads together is fine, but it would give the show a better sense of progression to, say, deal with one before thread 12 is introduced. They also fucked up the minute you tried to make Onion anything but creepy.>>94923237
Your criticism doesn't say much aside from Western cartoons can't be as violent.>Aang's design
Subjective, and no worse than the billions schoolboy As or belt and leather, short skirt in combat, red trench coat that have anime protags somewhere between boring and actually retarded.>characters aren't likeable
The entire main cast play off each other and develop, even if they all start at "child kid boy". But that's a different shade of crap. Most anime, especially adventure or shounen, have man child, girl, edgy guy, stoic girl, thug, idiot, and pervert as their main cast. So, annoyances that develop versus tropes that might develop.>it's boring
Again, subjective. Episodes I didn't like involved the ones that were less mature (season 1 mostly), and it never seemed slow. And for reference, I thuroughly enjoy .Hack//Sign and Lain. Of the anime I've tried to watch in the last few years, only a few have non-garbage pacing in the first 4-10 episodes.