What defines a GREAT
You might say:
- The storytelling.
- Beautiful animation.
- Emotional appeal.
- Memorable characters.
- Interesting plot.
But the truth is – even though all of these things are important, some
And no matter how “good” some of these things seem, it doesn’t change your opinion of how AWFUL it is. In your eyes.
So awful that you’re forced to drop it, abandon it, and give up hope.
I’ll share some
Anime Shows I Dropped:
Sword Art Online: Alternative Gungale Online
Let me start by saying – I’m a BIG fan of the
But this? It’s an “alternative” released back in 2018, with its own side story and characters.
Llenn is one of the “main” characters in the
The first episode starts out decent, and what you get is an introduction into the kind of “shoot em up” style the
Llenn’s cute-sized character, and her “real life” character have a lot of contrast. That’s one aspect I liked.
This is where it fails miserably. And starts to become “just” another
It was rushed and feels more like a “stand in” series, designed to “please” fans while they were waiting for
2. The Familiar Of Zero
The main character’s transported to another world, with some pink-haired Tsundere who whips and abuses him.
Over and over again.
The way I think about it is: Imagine ending up in a country that speaks a different language.
And then some weird pink haired girl starts whipping and abusing you for her own pleasure. Because she’s jealous of other girls who “like” you.
And you, like a helpless child, “accept” this form of abuse and end up falling in love with this crazy girl.
That’s what “The Familiar Of Zero” is in a nutshell.
It goes from “physical abuse” to “oh I love you” from 0 to 60 seconds.
Worst example of a “Tsundere”
3. Dog & Scissors
A disturbed girl who’s sexually attracted to a talking dog? I bet you’ve never heard of a plot like THAT before.
Until now… And it’s the truth.
The main character has a “thing” for the other protagonist who goes from a human to a “dog”. And she develops a fetish for it.
The comedy is centered around her weird, perverted and “strange” sexual desire for torturing dogs.
I don’t know who created this series, but it’s one of the worst
4. Heavens Memo Pad
As curious as the
It’s about an Otaku girl who does nothing but barricade herself in a room… Surfing the internet and solving mysteries (like murder cases).
I usually love mystery series. I like the “atmosphere” in a lot of these types of
It’s like eating rice plain without curry, seasoning, or a special something that makes the meal “complete”.
Heavens Memopad is the rice without any curry. It has potential, but it fails to reach it because it’s not appealing enough to blow you away or make you curious to bear with it.
5. Magical Shopping Arcade
In fact – I watched a lot of it and found that out for myself. I guess this
They end up in another wacky world. Far from their original surroundings. And even though the
I don’t know what the
6. B: The Beginning
Except for the main characters cool hair style and “seemingly interesting” personality, I can’t say this
I love the Afro and his distinctive style in general (protagonist), but what the F is style without purpose or a good story to tell?
It’s a lot like Psycho Pass for its attempt at “depth”, action and overall atmosphere. But like many
A little too bland. It needed more seasoning for my tastes.
Btooom! has a lot of promise in the beginning. It’s like its own version of
But the main downfall of this
The rape scene in the first few episodes, and the badly done action. Plus the bloody battles that follow is one of many examples.
Even though this isn’t as bad as others on this list (or other
Campione starts out with the main protagonist “suddenly” getting supernatural powers… Equal to a king. Or a God.
Which is then followed by a “kiss” and all the other cliches you’d expect from this type of
It feels like another “Isekai” that seems interesting, but doesn’t give you anything in return to keep you curious.
Just another bland “
9. Fate Extra: Last Encore
As someone who loves the Fate Series, I hope future shows don’t follow the pattern of Fate Extra.
I don’t know what I got into after I hit PLAY. All I know is I was hoping for more than the
If you’ve ever watched an
It’s a jigsaw with only half the pieces put together. Or even less. And even though it tried its best to “make something” of the missing jigsaw pieces, it was doomed to fail from the beginning.
This is the worst Fate Series I’ve ever seen. Let’s hope this trend doesn’t continue.
10. Is this A Zombie?
Think of this as “a zombie guy dressed as a magical girl with special powers”.
The main character is dressed up like Madoka Kaname from
That’s a part of the
I felt like it was trying too hard to stand out and do something crazy. And all I ended up with is a “crazy” disappointment.
Honorable Mentions (Other
- Trinity Seven.
- Date A Live.
- March Comes In Like A Lion.
- Chio’s School Road.
- High Score Girl.
- Happy Sugar Life.
- The Seven Deadly Sins.