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Mar 30, 10:43 PM

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Definitely it is Mars of the Destruction.
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You people know nothing, i'm saying It once so i don't get a ptsd episode: ousama game
 
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Objectivity really don't exist but I really can't complete "Akira" and even its animation isn't good for me
 
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I'm personally of the opinion that objectivity with regards to critique of art and media doesn't exist since everyone's individual criteria differs.

That being said, the worst by my personal estimation would have to be Dark Cat since it's just so inept and fundamentally broken in both its narrative and formal elements. The plot is incoherent and disjointed, the animation is stilted, the editing is a mess and the sound design is non-existent throughout a majority of it.
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Dreams of Xamdou... feminist propaganda .
 
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I'll go with Tokyo Ghoul, it was a big pain to watch it.
 
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Mar 31, 2:06 AM
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Optigisa said:
Greyleaf said:


I just watched ten episodes of Ping Pong in a row, compare that to Mushishi and see which one stomps.

Well first of all, I wouldn't compare Ping Pong to Mushishi. They serve entirely different purposes as works of art. Both anime are favorites of mine, but for very different reasons. It's one thing to not enjoy the iyashikei genre, and that's by all means perfectly fine, but to claim that Mushishi is bad (and in a thread asking about objectively bad anime).


The inclusion of your words "I think" automatically discredit the objectivity of your statement. "I think" is subjective. Mushishi is not objectively bad. Hell, this thread is pretty ridiculous because most anime isn't objectively bad, unless it fails by everyone's standards (ie. Mars of Destruction, Skelter+Heaven). The show simply isn't your taste. :P
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The Perfect Insider. I despise it deeply.
Boring, pretentious, nihilistic circle jerking.
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Greyleaf said:
Optigisa said:

Well first of all, I wouldn't compare Ping Pong to Mushishi. They serve entirely different purposes as works of art. Both anime are favorites of mine, but for very different reasons. It's one thing to not enjoy the iyashikei genre, and that's by all means perfectly fine, but to claim that Mushishi is bad (and in a thread asking about objectively bad anime).

The inclusion of your words "I think" automatically discredit the objectivity of your statement. "I think" is subjective. Mushishi is not objectively bad. Hell, this thread is pretty ridiculous because most anime isn't objectively bad, unless it fails by everyone's standards (ie. Mars of Destruction, Skelter+Heaven). The show simply isn't your taste. :P


Nah, it is objectively bad. For a show to be objectively good, it needs to have great and well developed characters, does Mushishi have that? No. What about the interesting plot? Really Mushishi's plot is as boring as they come. It offers nothing to think about so does it at least entertain? No. So it is objectively bad.
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I saw, and disliked, a few of the shows mentioned here- Blue Exorcist, Toradora, Elfen Lied- all shows I panned, that pissed me off in one way or another. But if these are legitimately the worst anime you've ever seen, you're either super-lucky, or you can't have seen much anime. Blue Exorcist and Toradora weren't even shows where I could really fault the art, or animation, or writing, or any aspect of the show, as being really terrible- they just had characters and genres that were cringey or annoying to me. That's like saying "this Porsche Carrera is the worst car ever!!" because you don't like the colour, or you prefer auto to stick, or because it's not a Bugatti.

And even Elfen Lied- yeah, it had dogshit art and charcacter deisgn, pretty weak animatiion, and plot-holes you could route air-traffic through, but it was also well-paced, engaging, easy to follow, had a decently structured story. For all EL's (glaring, horrible) problems, it's still more watchable than probably 80% of the shows under 7 on MAL. (And Mushishi? jfc...)

I guess these threads are really just "what super-popular, commercially successful show did you not really like that much" or something.

Probably "objectively" the worst I saw was Namakura Gatana (which ironically, people seem to feel compelled to rate "10", despite the fact it really has zero redeeming in features in terms of art, animation, writing, story, production, no sound at all, etc. It's like 4 minutes, for one unfunny joke, it could get editted do to 20 seconds, lose nothing at all, and still be an honest 1 or 2 out of 10) (That said, it's not really "anime"; just a really early experiment with animation, that happened to be made in Japan. and it was 1917, so it's shittiness is understandable. still not a "10" tho, lol)

But as far as "real anime", where I actually watched the whole thing Im going to say Master Mosquiton. Just super-forgattable, generic, totally unengaging, terrible art, barely animated. Or 'Madlax' was pretty similarly crap.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/1805/Master_Mosquiton

https://myanimelist.net/anime/252/Madlax
 
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Darling in the franxx for sure, it's so horrid , from the plot to the characters
 
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I know I'm going to get a LOT of hate for this one, but I will never understand why people think Clannad is a good show. It's predictable af and the main girl is one of the most annoying and uninteresting protagonists I have encountered in an anime. It's not even that I hate romance, I like lots of romance genre anime, but this one is god awful imo.
 
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Why are there so many threads like this but close to no one asks what shows other people think are the best...

It is definitely Pupa tho
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Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai and it's not even close
 
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Your least favourite show =/objectivity.

Haven't seen any BAD anime, but the scenes I watched from Berserk 2016 made me cry.
 
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Eromanga Sensei

There ain't an ounce of satire within it, just straight sister and brother action.
I don't believe the artist could have made it with the intention of making something 'good'.




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The first two minutes of Himato House. I don't know what happens after those two minutes because I dropped it like hot potato.
 
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JustMonaka said:
Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai

Never watch it, but I heard the production's gotten so bad the animators literally cried for help in the ED credit. That's probably the best (or worst, I guess) example of "objectively bad" I could think of.


Exactly.
I'd also add all the 5 minutes long "porn" series that had their sudden boom recently. Seriously, you can make a hentai with a good plot, and that was just... awful.
 
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Honey Clover it was compete shit....
 
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No anime is objectively bad.

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It does kind of sound weird but I added the objectively just to try to make sure the focus was on anime that were actually terrible, and not just semi-bad popular anime that are overrated.



And then, you've mentioned School Days an anime known for its divisiveness, not for being unified considered bad, which still wouldn't make the anime "objectively" worse than some "random popular title that are overrated"
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Hell, this thread is pretty ridiculous because most anime isn't objectively bad, unless it fails by everyone's standards (ie. Mars of Destruction, Skelter+Heaven). The show simply isn't your taste. :P

Ok, I'll tell you both anime don't "fail" by my standards, ergo "everyone's" isn't achievable anymore.
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My Sister, My Writer. That anime fails at being anything. "Derivative" doesn't even begin to describe it. It's broken on both a technical and a scriptwriting level and it actively tries to make you angry but fails at that too just leaving you bored.
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If we're talking objective quality, all we'd be able to do is compare sales of these shows, with the sales numbers as an objective metric.

If we were to just ignore the objective part, then probably Guilty Crown. Not a single likable character, the setting was alright, the plot twists were BEYOND stupid and were cliches that came from every medium there is, even some soap opera-style cliche. There wasn't a single episode that didn't have pisspoor writing.

Edit: Also I have School Days as my lowest rated anime, but I consider it a rite of passage for us anime fans, so I can't say it's the worst as it still has some value to me
 
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Subjectively Dagashi Kashi, but objectively School Days.

It was quite satisfying that everyone got what they deserved at the end of School Days, but watching Japanese candy advertisements for 2x13 episodes with significant interest in Nippon culture? Meh. The only things that were going on in the anime are Saya's childhood crush on Cuck-onat-su and Hotaru's overly exaggurated "sexual" actions supported by her candy addiction. It didn't have any character development either, but perhaps not having any character development is better than having your main character turn into a miserable harem guy and turning your female characters into psychos.
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Objectively that would be Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion.
 
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Objectively, you've made me "lol" aloud. xD

Subjectively, the worst anime I've seen something of was Loveless (although I admit its lack of quality might have been multiplied by culture shock). The worst anime I've completed was Gedo Senki - it wasn't bad, but its total lack of redeeming qualities was truly astounding.
 
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King´s Game and Mahou Shoujo Site, jesus christ how did I complete it, I still dont know
 
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Neo genesis evangelion,Mobile suit Iron blooded orphans and king games.
 
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Only_Brad said:
Objectively that would be Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion.


Good Biggest piece trash I ever seen Equal only by Iron blooded orphans.
 
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Oregairu. Man, I couldn't even manage to finish it.
 
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Zarutaku said:



Like 90% of all people here don't even know what objectively bad means and are just posting their subjectively least favorite anime...

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Nami. If you've seen it, you know why.

I second that, from an objective standpoint Nami is the worst I've seen so far because it's just a stop-motion sequence of simple photographs.

This. "Objectively bad" is a stupid way to describe the anime you like the least. Someone will always find merit in the things you dislike, and willingness to understand why people like things you don't like and the merit in things you dislike is honestly a desirable trait. Something is only "objectively bad" if it ultimately completely fails at being the thing its set out to be.
 
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Kougami_100 said:
Only_Brad said:
Objectively that would be Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion.


Good Biggest piece trash I ever seen Equal only by Iron blooded orphans.


Iron blooded orphans has some value in it. NGE EOE has absolutely none.
 
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out of the ones I've completed - Grancrest Senki/Legend of Grancrest War. I hate it because it's got a very cool concept and premise, and it is utterly wasted with atrocious execution.
 
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I thought Darling in the Franxx was trash, but it's not the worst anime I've seen. Just a show that heavily disappointed me.
 
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Nah, objectively, the plot, ending, character motivations, twists, sympathy for a sociopathic suicidal murderess... The Perfect Insider is terrible for not only the genre it's in, but as a tv series. It's awful. Sure it doesn't LOOK awful artwise, but it's still horrid.
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Dies Irae, but I dropped that one.

Then there are also Dynamic Chord and Clockwork Planet. Although I'm not so sure regarding the latter anymore. I haven't seen all that much back then and it was just the most boring thing I had the misfortune of watching up to that date. I eventually stopped caring about anything at some point, so I can't judge it properly.
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There is no objectivity when it comes to taste.
But the anime I hate the most is Boruto, but I hate it so much that getting mad about it is fun again, so it does bring me enjoyment, kinda.
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
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pometlo said:
Objectively, you've made me "lol" aloud. xD

Subjectively, the worst anime I've seen something of was Loveless (although I admit its lack of quality might have been multiplied by culture shock). The worst anime I've completed was Gedo Senki - it wasn't bad, but its total lack of redeeming qualities was truly astounding.


You just said laugh out loud aloud. Think about that.
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Shigatsu wa kimi no uso is probably the worst title for me, still dont understand why people love it. But i guess thats only my problem
 
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DarkSyndicate said:
pometlo said:
Objectively, you've made me "lol" aloud. xD

Subjectively, the worst anime I've seen something of was Loveless (although I admit its lack of quality might have been multiplied by culture shock). The worst anime I've completed was Gedo Senki - it wasn't bad, but its total lack of redeeming qualities was truly astounding.


You just said laugh out loud aloud. Think about that.


Ever heard of emphasis? :-)
But I admit, it's accidental. I'm not a native speaker and surely make plenty mistakes.
 
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Pylia said:
No anime is objectively bad.

DarkSyndicate said:

It does kind of sound weird but I added the objectively just to try to make sure the focus was on anime that were actually terrible, and not just semi-bad popular anime that are overrated.



And then, you've mentioned School Days an anime known for its divisiveness, not for being unified considered bad, which still wouldn't make the anime "objectively" worse than some "random popular title that are overrated"
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Hell, this thread is pretty ridiculous because most anime isn't objectively bad, unless it fails by everyone's standards (ie. Mars of Destruction, Skelter+Heaven). The show simply isn't your taste. :P

Ok, I'll tell you both anime don't "fail" by my standards, ergo "everyone's" isn't achievable anymore.


Thank you for reminding us of what we are all aware of; the thread title is an oxymoron.

It is just in an attempt to bring out criticisms of a show based on points it did poorly, like plot, characters, art, etc.

We can become further removed from opinion, but obviously cannot leave opinion behind entirely when discussing what is "good" or "bad"
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Coppelion, the single most boring show ever devised by man.
 
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greyjoie said:
Nami. If you've seen it, you know why.


It counts as anime? Well i'll be damned
 
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probably dementia shorts
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Diabolik Lovers.

There's literally nothing good about it aside from some kind of hot guys.
 
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DarkSyndicate said:
Pylia said:
No anime is objectively bad.




And then, you've mentioned School Days an anime known for its divisiveness, not for being unified considered bad, which still wouldn't make the anime "objectively" worse than some "random popular title that are overrated"

Ok, I'll tell you both anime don't "fail" by my standards, ergo "everyone's" isn't achievable anymore.


Thank you for reminding us of what we are all aware of; the thread title is an oxymoron.

It is just in an attempt to bring out criticisms of a show based on points it did poorly, like plot, characters, art, etc.

We can become further removed from opinion, but obviously cannot leave opinion behind entirely when discussing what is "good" or "bad"
Sure you can. There's a reason why people study, practice, and go to school for writing and art. The only problem with a question like this is that it requires a lot of high qualifications from a lot of different people to answer that you won't find here and even if you did at best all you could do is narrow it down to a collection of trash, but i know that wasn't really what you were looking for. Point is people who say objectivity doesn't exist in this context are delusional, and those who say subjectivity is useless are just as lost.

That being said, for anime listed on this website the worst would be Nami.



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This answer is basic af, but mars of destruction.

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Diabolik Lovers.

There's literally nothing good about it aside from some kind of hot guys.

The guys look way too skinny if you ask me.
 
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Greyleaf said:
Objectivity in a subjective medium is a near-impossible concept, but I think just about anyone can agree that there's an exception to this.. called Mars of Destruction. It's not just the shittiest anime, but in fact the worst thing I've ever seen. However, I would happily rewatch it with friends just to laugh at how atrociously bad it is. It's only 20 minutes long, after all xD

Understandable, but have you seen this? https://myanimelist.net/anime/3287/Tenkuu_Danzai_Skelter_Heaven
 
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fate garbage night unlimited trash works wins by a mile

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just because people study art and those, doesn't mean it has any meaning, imo those courses are pretty useless
 
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