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#1 Posted by stoodspoon (588 posts) -

Higurashi When they Cry since its nothing but girls getting tortured

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

Nisemonogatari. It's not a good sign when the first episode sees your protagonist molesting an eight year old girl.

#3 Posted by WasabiCurry (419 posts) -

Hourou Musuko

There was so much whining from all the characters that it took every effort to finish it. Also, crossdressing.

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19304 posts) -
#5 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Needless, without a doubt.

#6 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I am projecting indignant nerd rage so hard at you right now.

#7 Posted by jewunit (1054 posts) -

I am not sure it is the worst anime ever, but Elfen Lied made me tremendously uncomfortable.

#8 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

@jewunit said:

I am not sure it is the worst anime ever, but Elfen Lied made me tremendously uncomfortable.

This.

I continually heard things about how well-made it was, and when I first started watching it I thought "this could go some interesting places".

Here's a hint: Don't watch that.

#9 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@jewunit said:

I am not sure it is the worst anime ever, but Elfen Lied made me tremendously uncomfortable.

This.

I continually heard things about how well-made it was, and when I first started watching it I thought "this could go some interesting places".

Here's a hint: Don't watch that.

Eh, you really should have stuck with it.

I know that it blows it's load completely by showing you everything awesome in the first ten minutes and then slowing to a grinding halt for an episode or two, but it's pretty good by the end. It isn't perfect, since some of the characters are bad and it can be melodramatic in spots but the overall story arc was pretty great. Plus, it only has like 13 episodes if I recall correctly so it's not too long and that theme song was amazing, you've got to give it that at least.

#10 Posted by ichthy (468 posts) -

I can't remember all the garbage that I've watched over the years...but I did just watch Tales from Earthsea. I'm gonna go with that.

#11 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@jewunit said:

I am not sure it is the worst anime ever, but Elfen Lied made me tremendously uncomfortable.

This.

I continually heard things about how well-made it was, and when I first started watching it I thought "this could go some interesting places".

Here's a hint: Don't watch that.

Eh, you really should have stuck with it.

I know that it blows it's load completely by showing you everything awesome in the first ten minutes and then slowing to a grinding halt for an episode or two, but it's pretty good by the end. It isn't perfect, since some of the characters are bad and it can be melodramatic in spots but the overall story arc was pretty great. Plus, it only has like 13 episodes if I recall correctly so it's not too long and that theme song was amazing, you've got to give it that at least.

Negative opinion incoming!

I did stick with it to the end. I don't remember the specifics, it was a few years ago, but after thinking about it a bit, it has a lot of plot holes. Worse than that, though, it tries to be dark and deep without really doing either "well". Darker than Black did dark and deep "well". Elfen Lied just went way over the top with its gore and nudity and tried to be serious about it, and that just didn't work out very well. Too often, it was a bit silly. The show had some really good ideas and some of them were decently done, but the uncomfortable amounts of what they thought might have been fanservice and most of the badly-handled themes squash most that I can say good about the show.

Except the first ten minutes. There was a ton of promise there. I actually think the fact that Lucy was nude served a purpose, to underline just how much of an animalistic force she was. Plus she twisted that girl's head until it popped off. I remember that pretty vividly.

#12 Posted by vorpalparasite (270 posts) -

Final Fantasy: Unlimited

#13 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

@mrsignerman44 said:

@believer258 said:

@jewunit said:

I am not sure it is the worst anime ever, but Elfen Lied made me tremendously uncomfortable.

This.

I continually heard things about how well-made it was, and when I first started watching it I thought "this could go some interesting places".

Here's a hint: Don't watch that.

Eh, you really should have stuck with it.

I know that it blows it's load completely by showing you everything awesome in the first ten minutes and then slowing to a grinding halt for an episode or two, but it's pretty good by the end. It isn't perfect, since some of the characters are bad and it can be melodramatic in spots but the overall story arc was pretty great. Plus, it only has like 13 episodes if I recall correctly so it's not too long and that theme song was amazing, you've got to give it that at least.

Negative opinion incoming!

I did stick with it to the end. I don't remember the specifics, it was a few years ago, but after thinking about it a bit, it has a lot of plot holes. Worse than that, though, it tries to be dark and deep without really doing either "well". Darker than Black did dark and deep "well". Elfen Lied just went way over the top with its gore and nudity and tried to be serious about it, and that just didn't work out very well. Too often, it was a bit silly. The show had some really good ideas and some of them were decently done, but the uncomfortable amounts of what they thought might have been fanservice and most of the badly-handled themes squash most that I can say good about the show.

Except the first ten minutes. There was a ton of promise there. I actually think the fact that Lucy was nude served a purpose, to underline just how much of an animalistic force she was. Plus she twisted that girl's head until it popped off. I remember that pretty vividly.

Well, to each his own I guess. I saw it way back in 2009 I believe, so maybe I built it up more in my head. Despite that though, I really wouldn't call it the worst anime ever, I remember it having some rough patches but ultimately being great. There's a lot of really bad anime out there, way too much to be putting Elfen Lied anywhere near the crap that's out there.


Also, I totally forgot about that head twist, holy crap, that was grizzly.

#14 Edited by EXTomar (4442 posts) -

Love Hina. You can watch the first 3 minutes of it and then predict what will happen including all of the painfully unfunny parts.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

@mrsignerman44: It's the worst one that I, personally, have seen from beginning to end. There probably is much, much worse out there that I haven't seen. For instance, I would assume that Bible Black probably makes Elfen Lied look like the anime writer equivalent of Dante Alighieri penned it.

#16 Posted by Reisz (1455 posts) -

Everything that came out after 2007. I'm old and grumpy and no one makes Anime I want to watch anymore Hrumph.

#17 Posted by smcn (840 posts) -

Fucking Rosario + Vampire. I hate ecchi/harem so I have no fucking clue how I started watching it let alone getting through all 26 episodes. Even still, up until the very last second I was hoping there would be something redeeming in it. Alas it was 13 hours I'll never get back.

#18 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@mrsignerman44: It's the worst one that I, personally, have seen from beginning to end. There probably is much, much worse out there that I haven't seen. For instance, I would assume that Bible Black probably makes Elfen Lied look like the anime writer equivalent of Dante Alighieri penned it.

I think it's safe to say that all hentai is excluded from this thread, since they really don't care about what they write.

#19 Edited by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I don't tend to remember anime if it is bad so I went to my myanimelist profile and found the one I scored lowest: Air

I don't really remember exactly why I didn't like it as it's been many years since I've seen it. Though, I do remember it taking place in modern times, then for some reason it went to like, feudal Japan for a few episodes and I didn't like that, then the character I thought would have been considered a protagonist disappears from the rest of the show and I didn't like that either.

#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -
#21 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11413 posts) -

Really? My exposure to anime is somewhat limited, but even I enjoyed that series for being trippy as hell.

As for me, personally, I only tend to watch an anime if there is a broad consensus that It's good or that I'd be into it. That being said... I watched like 50 episodes of Ranma 1/2, because that show is stupid and predictable in a way I can get behind.

#22 Edited by believer258 (11555 posts) -
#23 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (662 posts) -

I've watched my fair share of anime that I thought wasn't good...well, I haven't really watched a whole lot of anime that I consider bad because I usually give up after the first ep.

But one that I watched all the way through was School Days....it went completely "wtf" towards the end.

#24 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@smcn: From what I had seen of that anime (12 episodes I think?) I really liked the Tsukune and Moka only scenes, especially when they just stare at each other for far too long (cause it was pretty funny) but I didn't really care for any of the other characters. They just got in the way.

#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -
#26 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1726 posts) -

I fucking hated Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. RIN Daughters of Mnemosyne wasn't so great either.

#27 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5112 posts) -

Most of the stuff nowadays. It's really sad, because there's probably a few okay ones out there, but I'll never find them because of all the shit to wade through.

I'll say for the first half of Death Note it was pretty interesting, but it really lost me in the second half. I don't think it's outright bad, but I was pretty disappointed.

#28 Edited by EXTomar (4442 posts) -

FLCL is very much one of those "a product of its time" where I do not fault anyone who thinks it is nonsense.

And I never understood why people thought shows like Death Note where interesting because seemed to immediately degenerate into nonsense (he knows I know he knows that she knows that I know...) and ultimately turning into "the bad guy doing bad stuff because doing it is bad".

#29 Edited by lord_canti (1503 posts) -

i started of liking then got incredibly bored by mouse other than that i cant say there is a anime i have seen that i down right hated i just remembered i watched angel cop ....that might have been the worst thing ive seen

#30 Posted by Mezmero (1762 posts) -

Samurai Deeper Kyo is fucking terrible. I typically avoid bad cartoons but I thought that show had potential. Then it proceeds to fall flat on its face. It was aggressively boring and the art style was uninspired and inconsistent. I have no doubt there are worse animes but that one always comes to mind when I think low quality.

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#31 Edited by byterunner (296 posts) -

hmmm, I remember watching a lot of mediocre animes, many whose names I forget, so I'm not sure. I think I watched blood+ and thought that wasn't great....and the one piece 4kids was pretty awful

#32 Posted by golguin (3830 posts) -

I fucking hated Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. RIN Daughters of Mnemosyne wasn't so great either.

There have been a lot of sketchy opinions in this thread, but you are trippin if you think Pany & Stocking is bad.

#33 Posted by BisonHero (6045 posts) -

Rizelmine was pretty dumb, but maybe it's funnier if you have a Japanese sense of humour.

@mezmero said:

Samurai Deeper Kyo is fucking terrible. I typically avoid bad cartoons but I thought that show had potential. Then it proceeds to fall flat on its face. It was aggressively boring and the art style was uninspired and inconsistent. I have no doubt there are worse animes but that one always comes to mind when I think low quality.

Yeah, I had a friend who raved about that, and yeah, it was incredibly dull. The references to certain Japanese historical events and people were neat, but then it pulls a "Genji 2 is based on Japanese history with battles that actually took place in Japan/Here's this giant enemy crab", and suddenly there's a guy with a Mega Man cannon for an arm, and an anime nurse and the final battle is dumb.

And the animation budget for the show must've been really low, because every fight is just them standing and talking for like 8 minutes, then Kyo does whatever finishing move that is always conveniently instantaneous. There are also some pretty obvious moments where they keep reusing animation. The entire show is almost devoid of any swordfights where people are actually sparring and parrying blows and all that cool stuff.

#34 Edited by Hailinel (23659 posts) -

Legend of Lemnear is amazingly awful. I wrote up a whole article on why, but it was published on another site, so I don't know if linking to it would be considered spam/advertising. Just trust me when I say it is an awful, confusing, poorly paced 45 minutes of your life you will never get back.

#35 Edited by 49th (2666 posts) -

Bobobobobo was difficult to watch.

I'd also second FLCL, I had heard so much about it being a cool music based show or something but I watched one episode and the guy gets hit by a motorbike and his head bump turns into a robot and I was like "wat?"

#36 Posted by TooWalrus (13127 posts) -

I don't want to talk about it.

#37 Posted by Hailinel (23659 posts) -

I don't want to talk about it.

...Was it Legend of the Overfiend?

#38 Posted by Whamola (126 posts) -

All of them.

#39 Edited by madpierrot (67 posts) -

Ninja Resurrection. By far the worst anime I've ever seen, subjectively, objectively it's literally one of the worst anime ever made. Just a laundry list of things you can say about it that are negative.

Now an anime that I know is loved and I can't realistically just call it horrible, but I just hate is FullMetal Alchemist. Personally I think it's really bad and I just hate how loved and bullet proof to so many people that show is. I know I'm in the minority, but combine all the circumstances around it with the fact I just think it's bad leads me to really hate it.

#40 Posted by casper_ (901 posts) -

@madpierrot: yeah i never got fullmetal alchemist. i've only seen the first couple episodes so i may be completely underestimating its depth but on the surface it seemed like a pretty standard cheesy shonen anime not some masterpiece like its often made out to be.

#41 Edited by Soapy86 (2619 posts) -

@reisz said:

Everything that came out after 2007. I'm old and grumpy and no one makes Anime I want to watch anymore Hrumph.

Pretty much this.

Last one I really liked was Gurren Lagann, and others I liked in the few years preceding that were few and far between. I look at modern anime, and I just have to shrug my shoulders and let out an exaggerated "ehhhhhhhh".

#42 Edited by Hailinel (23659 posts) -

Ninja Resurrection. By far the worst anime I've ever seen, subjectively, objectively it's literally one of the worst anime ever made. Just a laundry list of things you can say about it that are negative.

Now an anime that I know is loved and I can't realistically just call it horrible, but I just hate is FullMetal Alchemist. Personally I think it's really bad and I just hate how loved and bullet proof to so many people that show is. I know I'm in the minority, but combine all the circumstances around it with the fact I just think it's bad leads me to really hate it.

NInja Resurrection is bad for a lot of reasons, but at least it had the good graces to be cancelled before the story could continue any further.

#43 Edited by Ezakael (909 posts) -

Mars of Destruction is fucking horrible. People kept saying how bad it was that I couldn't resist watching it.

#44 Posted by BooDoug187 (339 posts) -

Odin: Photon Sailer Starlight is a fucking boring shit movie

#45 Edited by TheVeteran13 (1197 posts) -

I've never watched an anime but I feel confident in saying that all of them are the worst.

BOOM.

#46 Posted by JasonR86 (9577 posts) -

So I've only watched like 3-anime-anything in my life so I don't have a good perspective on this topic. The one that I remember, cause I just tried watching it earlier in the year, was Darker Than Black. Which was awesome minus occasional Japanese-ness creeping in (ex; the main character eating like crazy and it's all silly and stuff!). But then they introduced a private detective who sucked and his stupid helper lady who also sucked. They were the comedy relief and all comedy relief ever always sucks. I looked through the seasons and it seemed like they were a big part of the stories from their introduction on. And that was when I stopped watching Darker Than Black.

#47 Edited by Ezakael (909 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

So I've only watched like 3-anime-anything in my life so I don't have a good perspective on this topic. The one that I remember, cause I just tried watching it earlier in the year, was Darker Than Black. Which was awesome minus occasional Japanese-ness creeping in (ex; the main character eating like crazy and it's all silly and stuff!). But then they introduced a private detective who sucked and his stupid helper lady who also sucked. They were the comedy relief and all comedy relief ever always sucks. I looked through the seasons and it seemed like they were a big part of the stories from their introduction on. And that was when I stopped watching Darker Than Black.

Aw man you shouldn't let that stop you from watching that series. The characters and story are top notch for the most part. I'm not sure if you still care but I'd say give it another chance because you're missing out on a great anime.

#48 Posted by JasonR86 (9577 posts) -

@ezakael said:

@jasonr86 said:

So I've only watched like 3-anime-anything in my life so I don't have a good perspective on this topic. The one that I remember, cause I just tried watching it earlier in the year, was Darker Than Black. Which was awesome minus occasional Japanese-ness creeping in (ex; the main character eating like crazy and it's all silly and stuff!). But then they introduced a private detective who sucked and his stupid helper lady who also sucked. They were the comedy relief and all comedy relief ever always sucks. I looked through the seasons and it seemed like they were a big part of the stories from their introduction on. And that was when I stopped watching Darker Than Black.

Aw man you shouldn't let that stop you from watching that series. The characters and story are top notch for the most part. I'm not sure if you still care but I'd say give it another chance because you're missing out on a great anime.

Are those two characters I mentioned there for a long time or often? Cause I watched the episode they were introduced for about 10 minutes and turned it off. They are incredibly obnoxious to me. I can't deal with them.

#49 Edited by TangoUp (307 posts) -

Never got into anime except Dragonball Z and GT. And GT is one of the worst cartoons I've seen.

#50 Posted by Bocam (3665 posts) -

This is the worst anime of all time. This piece of shit was $95 when it first came out