Top 10 Worst Anime

The idea that you are going to like every anime title you watch is foolhardy. I’ve found several titles I didn’t like at all throughout my anime viewing. So I’ve decided to close out my celebration of reaching over 150 posts by posting my top 10 worst anime titles. I hope I don’t offend too many people with this list.

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10. Deadman Wonderland–I have an aversion to overtly gory or sexual series.  This one seems to glorify its violence and I just felt uncomfortable the whole time I watched it.

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9. Tenchi in Tokyo–How do you make a bad Tenchi Muyo? How about make all the heroines annoying and weak in order to make the new villain stronger? How about changing the origin for the third time in a row? How about wasting the opportunity to move the story forward?

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8. Pom Poko–This anime disproves the idea that Studio Ghibli can do no wrong.  It’s way too preachy and did we really need those jokes about the male tanookis you-know-whats?  I tried so hard to like this one, but in the end, I couldn’t like it.

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7. Speedgrapher–This series had a lot of potential. It had mystery and intrigue and had a great dark future. But it really revved up the disturbing nature as much as it could and made me feel more and more uncomfortable, to the point that I stopped watching it after 10 episodes.

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6. Tales From Earthsea–This was the most disappointing anime from Studio Ghibli I ever watched. What made it so disappointing was that I loved the Earthsea books from Ursula K. LeGuin, so I had high hopes that this would be faithful.  But in the end, it was as if the movie crammed the whole series into one two-hour movie. That’s at least 4 books. You can’t do that in two hours.

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5. Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing–What a waste! Studio Gonzo comes back from bankruptcy and decides to revisit one of their best anime, in my opinion. And then they ruin it by not creating a sequel that explains its connection to its predecessor.  I felt cheated.

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4. Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor–I don’t mind that the manga hasn’t ended. But if you’re going to adapt an unfinished story, it’s not a crime to make up your own ending. I don’t like it when an anime decides to just stop and says “You want more? Read the manga!”

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3. FLCL (Fooly Cooly)–Have you wondered why I haven’t reviewed this show? It’s because I already watched it a long time ago, and I hated it. I’ve actually been revisiting anime that I never got around to reviewing, but this is one title I am NOT revisiting, even if I enjoyed the music.

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2. Tenchi Muyo GXP–How do you make Tenchi Muyo worse than Tenchi in Tokyo? How about barely having Tenchi and his girlfriends in it? Why was this even called Tenchi Muyo?

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  1. Super Milk-Chan–This is like Ren and Stimpy…without the good part.  It was so stupid, I swear I could actually hear my brain cells screaming in agony!

Next, we’ll go back to my normal reviews blog.  I hope you enjoyed my celebration. Here’s to the next 150!

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  1. #1 by TWWK on November 18, 2015 - 4:01 pm

    Those are indeed some really, really bad shows. A lot of people love FLCL, though, but I’m with you on that one – in fact, I can never get past episode two.

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