It’s unfortunate, but it happens to all of us: one episode into an anime we stop and think, “welp, I’m never watching any of THAT ever again.” Sometimes we knowingly walk into a train wreck (I’m looking at you, Cuticle Detective Inaba), and sometimes it’s a surprise. Either way, at some point we’ve all dropped a show after one episode and never looked back.
A Japanese poll ranked the top shows of 2012 that viewers kicked to the curb after one unimpressive episode. Got your rageface ready? Good, because there are some good shows in this list.
Here are the top 20:
9. Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere Season 2
10. Lupin the Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
11. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
13. Aquarion Evol
The big surprise for me is Sword Art Online. I knew there were people out there who didn’t like it (though it still surprises me), but number eight on the list? Ouch. I’m also pretty fond of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Black Rock Shooter - even if it wasn’t up to the OVA’s standards.
Was one of your favorite shows of 2012 on the list?