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Dec 2, 12:11 AM

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Just to clarify, "dumb" doesn't always mean bad. It's entirely possible to have a really good anime even with a dumb premise/plotline/character/etc...

Dumb can mean stupid, silly, really edgy, immature, or absurd if you want

for me, the Japanese government building aircraft carriers and using them as girls' schools and replacing normal sports with them driving tanks and battling is a perfect example. Great show tho
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Recently, it has to be Cautious Hero. This show is on crack.

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I mean, ansatsu kyoushitsu's premise is dumb as fuck. Still works perfectly well.

Arakawa under the bridge has a stupid premise too. Doesn't work that well as an anime but the premise is eventually inconsequential anyway.

Hakata tonkotsu ramen had a premise that was braindead. No idea how it went on since I had to drop it, it made my eyes bleed so much, but the premise alone was unbelievably stupid.
 
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For me that has to be chio's school road I never believe they can stretch a paper thin premise even more than that across a 12 episode anime series.Also another one anime I forgot the name of, but consisted of two girls talking on the railroad,that was all there was to it.
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Anill said:
Having a cute girl as your hand and falling in love with her.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/330/Midori_no_Hibi


:D :D WTF? Seriously? And it has a rating around 7.5. Is it really that "good" or that average score is just a trolling like in the case of Pingu.
 
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Anill said:
Having a cute girl as your hand and falling in love with her.

Tho, this is not the correct description of Midori No Hibi.

Midori is a real person who is magically (?) fused with Seiji.
They are forced to live together, adapt + overcome the challenges of this absurd situation (like body horror but made cute) and search for a way to return Midori in her real body.

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Missaliensan said:
Also another one anime I forgot the name of, but consisted of two girls talking on the railroad,that was all there was to it.


Fumikiri Jikan is the anime and there are other characters also other than those 2 girls.
 
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Not an anime, but Magic Mushroom is hard to be topped.
A boy's penis turns into a girl. Once another boy at school discovers this, he reveals that his penis, too, is a girl! Their penises then have yuri sex.


From Anime:
Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman - Perfect Religion Academy teaches the future leaders of all faiths. Our MC is a catholic who attends this school who soon discovers a rampant devil worshipping cult at the school. The Buddha then turns up and declares that she is now the masked hero Gautaman who must use her perfect booty to crush evil...

Onara Gorou - Onara Gorou follows the everyday life of Gorou, the "most admirable of farts," as he solves problems in ways that only a fart can.

Ninja Resurrection - Jesus is reincarnated in Edo period japan and leads a rebellion. But the prophecy warns that if he is killed he will be reborn s the devil.

California Crisis - A guy and a girl find a mysterious orb which is 'the American dream'. They must now go to death valley in order to discover its mysteries.




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Lysendra said:
Missaliensan said:
Also another one anime I forgot the name of, but consisted of two girls talking on the railroad,that was all there was to it.


Fumikiri Jikan is the anime and there are other characters also other than those 2 girls.

You´re right it´s that one,and i didn´t watch the anime so obviously i wouldn´t know.I just thought it was a good candidate for the most boring premise of all time.
 
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Not an anime, but Magic Mushroom is hard to be topped.
A boy's penis turns into a girl. Once another boy at school discovers this, he reveals that his penis, too, is a girl! Their penises then have yuri sex.


From anime:
Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman - Perfect Religion Academy teaches the future leaders of all faiths. Our MC is a catholic who attends this school who soon discovers a rampant devil worshipping cult at the school. The Buddha then turns up and declares that she is now the masked hero Gautaman who must use her perfect booty to crush evil...

Onara Gorou - Onara Gorou follows the everyday life of Gorou, the "most admirable of farts," as he solves problems in ways that only a fart can.

Ninja Resurrection - Jesus is reincarnated in Edo period japan and leads a rebellion. But the prophecy warns that if he is killed he will be reborn s the devil.

California Crisis - A guy and a girl find a mysterious orb which is 'the American dream'. They must now go to death valley in order to discover its mysteries.

You reminded me of Onara gorou....that was certainly something.All of the other ones i didn´t even know existed.
 
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Clothes made out of fabric are alien invaders who want to destroy the earth, enters our bombastic almost-lesbian main girl who fights against the rule of another girl with the power of a talking sailor school uniform and a giant half scissor. The show is great though.

High schoolers fight at your local convenience store to buy the half price bento.

Girls fight on a platform on the water using their butts and tits to attack/defend. Apparently that is the most watched sport in utopian japan. Damn! Keijo was incredible.
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Dr. Stone

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Kill la Kill
 
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I love most of the ones with really strange premises.


There is also Masou Gakuen HxH where the MC must give women orgasms to power up their body suits for fighting and of course Manyuu Hikenchou where boobs rule the world and you can slice off a womans boobs to give them an a cup and steal them and become an H cup.
 
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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is currently the most dumb one currently that I have seen (if we talk about only anime here). Not that it's bad, quite entertaining.
 
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Keijo!!!!!!!! is also weird but it serves as a good ecchi bait tho
 
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One recent one I can think of is kemono michi. Wrestler who loves furries gets transported to isekai world.

That anime is really something else...
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Onara Gorou was something that had me reflect on life up until now, never thought it was possible to be spoken words of wisdom to from a talking fart cloud.

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I find dr.stone's premise to be the dumbest considering the fact that it is a sci-fi anime in which logic is deemed essential to some extent.
 
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https://myanimelist.net/anime/31540/Sekkou_Boys

It's an idol show, but the idol group is actually four Greco-Roman marble busts. It's utterly wild.
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Shimoneta: MC joins a terrorist group called SOX dedicated to corrupt the mind of society with vulgar and perverted thoughts (and those terrorist are the good guys). Also the government prohibited in their country saying pervert thing and the person who say something vulgar or sex related is sent to prison
 
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It's a manga, not an anime but... Chintsubu.

I couldn't make this up if I tried.
 
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Prison School. The adults in that universe have utterly failed at adulting.
 
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Xstasy said:
Not an anime, but Magic Mushroom is hard to be topped.
A boy's penis turns into a girl. Once another boy at school discovers this, he reveals that his penis, too, is a girl! Their penises then have yuri sex.

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It's a manga, not an anime but... Chintsubu.
I couldn't make this up if I tried.

What. The. Fuck.
I know this feeling, I know...
 
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If you mean dumb in a bad way, I'd probably say Mirai Nikki. A god of time who's about to die decides to choose his successor by making a battle royale game he already knows how will end and who the winner will be since he can see into the future and picks a group of people who couldn't be any less suited to the role of a god? Like, seriously?

In a good way... I guess it could be either Keijo or Kill la Kill.
 
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Onara Gorou made me think, for a split second, that maybe anime was truly a mistake.
 
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Sushi Police. It's just as it sounds.

I thought it was entertaining, though, and the Pixar-esque 3DCG added to its silliness.

Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki all comprise the elite ninth unit of the Sushi Police—a task force with the sole objective of sniffing out restaurants serving illicit or non-traditional sushi and eradicating them, no matter how insignificant their offense may be. The Sushi Police travel freely around the world in pursuit of these vile criminals day or night, with their strong sense of justice and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization backing them. No offenders of Japan's traditional cuisine can escape their wrath!

During one of their purification missions, the Sushi Police encounter Sara—a hot, young, television reporter out to expose them and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization for corruption. They interrogate her, but her wiles, skills, and charms allow her to easily escape from their grasp, setting off a chain of events that will lead to the true purpose of the Sushi Police being revealed.
 
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I find dr.stone's premise to be the dumbest considering the fact that it is a sci-fi anime in which logic is deemed essential to some extent.


I feel like Dr Stone didn't need a Villain like Tsukasa, Or a Main Villain at all.
The Logic behind Tsukasa is pretty dumb. But it also tries to show that he's not a Dumb character.

 
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Anill said:
Having a cute girl as your hand and falling in love with her.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/330/Midori_no_Hibi


:D :D WTF? Seriously? And it has a rating around 7.5. Is it really that "good" or that average score is just a trolling like in the case of Pingu.


Nah. It's a cute anime from the mid 2000s. Midori is Nakahara Mai's one of the very early roles. But the story is really, really weird as they say be careful of what you wish for, haha!
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Chu-bra instantly comes to mind for this topic. A bunch of high school kids making an underwear club. Need i say more?
 
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The one I can think of at the moment is Kill la Kill. I can't really think of anything else though.

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:D :D WTF? Seriously? And it has a rating around 7.5. Is it really that "good" or that average score is just a trolling like in the case of Pingu.


Nah. It's a cute anime from the mid 2000s. Midori is Nakahara Mai's one of the very early roles. But the story is really, really weird as they say be careful of what you wish for, haha!


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I watched some episodes of it when I was a kid, but I still remember Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo. I mean, the premise is about a tyrannical empire trying to...steal peoples' hair? And the main character fights with his...nose hair? WTF?!
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Missaliensan said:
For me that has to be chio's school road I never believe they can stretch a paper thin premise even more than that across a 12 episode anime series.Also another one anime I forgot the name of, but consisted of two girls talking on the railroad,that was all there was to it.

That one is Fumikiri Jikan and it's a collection of short stories from different characters as they wait for the railroad. The episodes are 3 minutes long or so, so it's not outrageous at all. A couple quirky characters every week having a conversation and that's pretty much the whole show.

As for Chio-chan think of it as a gag anime that simply expands on that premise for an absurd slice of life with quirky characters, sort of like Nichijou, but raunchier and worse animated xD
 
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