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Oh boy. I've got a lot...

Masamune-kun's Revenge had potential but failed to live up to it. The last 4 episodes or so were just so bad I wondered where it was going. Turns out it went nowhere and nearly everything happened out of convenience. Then I saw a spoiler about something revealed later in the manga that basically kills the entire premise of the series and made one of the only 2 characters I slightly enjoyed not likable anymore.

Fuuka was nothing but cliche after cliche with barely any real substance. The anime-original part looked like it was heading in an interesting direction. Then they backtracked on it. Finally, the anime reached the part of the manga I was looking forward to since I was hoping to get a good laugh out of it. The writer trolled us so hard and gave us a stupid ending instead.

Hand Shakers... I don't even think I need to point out what was wrong with that.

Forest Fairy Five was something I watched just because I heard it was the worst anime ever. I thought "it's only a short. How bad can it be?" Within only a minute I was convinced that whoever made this had to have been on drugs or they made it just to torment people. I couldn't watch it for more than 2 episodes.

Seiren is the cure for insomnia. Or rather, it would be if it didn't have so many weird moments that made me feel a little awkward watching it.

Spring surprisingly didn't have many bad shows among those I watched. Worst one was Clockwork Planet, but nowhere near as bad as the other shows mentioned in this post.

Netsuzou TRap (Literally called NTR) is a mess but I'm still watching just to see how far these people fall.

Shoukoku no Altair was boring and feels like it's trying to be a bootleg Arslan.

On the bright side, I've enjoyed most shows I've seen this year and some of them even exceeded my expectations. Most notably Rakugo, Konosuba, Dragon Maid, AoT 2, MHA 2, Kakegurui, Tsuredure Children, Owari 2, etc., most of which I already had high expectations for. Others more or less lived up to the expectations I already had such as Re:Creators, Blue Exorcist 2, Made in Abyss, Bahamut: Virgin Soul, Tanya, etc. Most of the other shows I watched were either decent enough to like or somewhat disappointing but not enough to be included with those trash-tier shows I mentioned above.

Edit: Oh yeah, there's also that short about a woman being reunited with her friend who became a monk and is 1 step away from being classified as hentai. I think I saw 2 episodes.
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I wouldn't call it original either, but I definitely think it has more value than you're giving it, and I think it was executed extremely well. I don't know if you watched the whole thing, but it actually made a pretty good point in the end. I really enjoyed it all the way through, but it was the ending episode that elevated it to where it is now for me. As for the appealing to base desires part, I don't see anything wrong with that. It's honestly more impressive to me that, in my opinion, it mixed parts that would attract more popularity with parts that really gave it meaning and had it all come together in a complete package by the end. I can definitely see why someone who doesn't think it has much meaning wouldn't like the show, though. There are definitely other works of a similar kind that I very much dislike, but personally I think Scum's Wish was done very well. Also the soundtrack was fantastic and the animation was pretty interesting too.


I believe it succeeded in its aim, thus executed well, but as a whole, I genuinely do not see the point, even after witnessing the final episode. Even then, this is the same reason why I dislike Chobits, which screwed around for 20 episodes before possibly ending with a great moral insight (Or is that the original manga by CLAMP? I am unsure.)



To me, that is a great thing that is not said enough in the anime medium, but the fact I have to watch 20+ episodes that were not concerned with building up to it has me irked that it wasted too much time in what could be done with 12 episodes or less. Some for filler slice of life to adjust, then kicking off the main story.

As for appealing to base desires, there is nothing wrong with masturbation, exercise, or watching The Jerry Springer Show, morally speaking. Have you read my profile, or posts in general? I have just concluded that it is more of a natural proclivity than genuine appreciation of in the end. By that, it operates as a sort of gag reflex, but in the end, when I look back and try to find why I would appreciate, be entertained by, or watch a show like this, I cannot reason it out. At this point, it seems to be an ultimately shallow exploitation of our base nature, much like Jun Maeda in Clannad, or the aforementioned Elfen Lied where three preschool kids beat a puppy to death.

I am discomforted by said scenes, I react to them, but I do not place any more importance on them in terms of trying to say something, or dealing a well written emotional blow. These shows are not reasoning with me on why I should feel bad, but using known methods to trick me into believing I am.

To me, this is writing without effort, a story without work, and to me, that seems incredibly amateurish by its nature, as well as just "low quality". This seems no different than to enter a relationship with a female based on her appearance.

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My pick for most disappointing has to go to Dive!! Believe me, I wasn't expecting anything groundbreaking, but I was expecting something a little more....how do I put this?....not mind-numbingly boring as all heck.

I mean I assumed from the get-go that it would be off-brand Free!, but it somehow surpassed off-brand in terms of it not containing anything good or meaningful from the OG. :/

In brighter news, Fall 2017 lineup is looking pretty good thus far.
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Well, that's fine I suppose. We're just bound to have different views on this one. I enjoyed the show immensely throughout, so it was a lot easier for me to make it to the end. What I appreciate about the types of scenes we're talking about in Scum's Wish is not necessarily the scenes themselves (though I don't hate them not gonna lie), but that fact that they can appeal to a wide audience while still relating to the story and its theme.

As for Elfen Lied, I've never seen it and don't really have an interest in watching because I'm sure I would feel the same way about those scenes as you do. From what I've heard about it and what I've seen of other works from the same author, it's not something I would appreciate. I'm not a fan of Clannad Afterstory either (though I don't know if you were talking about that or the first season), but I actually quite enjoyed plain old Clannad.

Also, maybe it has to do with me being young, but I'm mostly okay with that "shallow exploitation of my base nature" (except for stuff like Elfen Lied which is just disgusting, again, from what I've heard) because that's mostly what I live for honestly. I may grow tired of that in the future and look for a deeper appreciation to things, but right now I just want to laugh, cry, get hyped, get scared, get relaxed, and just enjoy what I'm watching.

And yes I do know about you PV I still remember your Seitokai Yakuindomo avatar you had for a while.
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Fate Apocrypha was pretty disappointing, so much so I dropped it. It's a worse version of Fate Zero, like they took the weaker parts of Fate Zero and doubled down on them. Way to many damn characters for so little time, Fate Zero (arguably)decently handled the characters they had, now Apocrypha doubles the amount of a characters without adding anymore broadcast time. Plus Ufotable set the bar very high for standard animation quality in Fate, so expecting A-1 to match them was a bit of a stretch. I may pick it back up when it finishes airing but I'm not holding my breath if the rumors of it falling apart the further it gets is true. Hopefully Shaft's adaption of Fate Extra fairs better.
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Well, that's fine I suppose. We're just bound to have different views on this one. I enjoyed the show immensely throughout, so it was a lot easier for me to make it to the end. What I appreciate about the types of scenes we're talking about in Scum's Wish is not necessarily the scenes themselves (though I don't hate them not gonna lie), but that fact that they can appeal to a wide audience while still relating to the story and its theme.

As for Elfen Lied, I've never seen it and don't really have an interest in watching because I'm sure I would feel the same way about those scenes as you do. From what I've heard about it and what I've seen of other works from the same author, it's not something I would appreciate. I'm not a fan of Clannad Afterstory either (though I don't know if you were talking about that or the first season), but I actually quite enjoyed plain old Clannad.

Also, maybe it has to do with me being young, but I'm mostly okay with that "shallow exploitation of my base nature" (except for stuff like Elfen Lied which is just disgusting, again, from what I've heard) because that's mostly what I live for honestly. I may grow tired of that in the future and look for a deeper appreciation to things, but right now I just want to laugh, cry, get hyped, get scared, get relaxed, and just enjoy what I'm watching.

And yes I do know about you PV I still remember your Seitokai Yakuindomo avatar you had for a while.


Honestly, this is often the reason why many a persons hates most horror films. The jump scare. The freaking jump scares.

It is fine. I am more critical of dramatic works by a long mile, than works like Aho Girl, when studies shown that the most universal, the most ingrained form of comedy, the most cross cultural, is...slapstick. Which I have to say, is indeed truly evident of my own base nature.

...I still like Aho Girl though, so maybe I am the hypocrite.

A general argument I have to consider is when is it ever appropriate to employ such methods, or when something is too "base", concerning all that brain chemistry and nature and stuff, when my belief is mainly that our loves and hates are mostly the results of our brain chemistry, by nature and by environmental, I think.




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Most Disappointing. As in, expectations that took a hit to the gut.

Monster Strike 2

The considerable drop in quality is too much to overlook. Season 1's animation, writing, battle choreography and music were far, far better. I want funny Ren back (the one who looks at the audience and starts discussing out-of-scene in a smooth, mature voice) and all the artistry that was screenshot-worthy.
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Of the ones that made it through my pre-screening filter to me actually trying them out, I found In Another World With My Smartphone really disappointing (disclaimer: I only made it through 3-4 episodes), and I wasn't going in with high expectations at all. I was expecting a more relaxed slice-of-life isekai, but there was just... nothing there.

Of course there's also lots of hentai/ecchi trash, but I avoid those like the plague so I can't comment on them from any experience. Sometimes if the ecchi's not too bad and there's a good story and/or characters I may put up with it, but I have had shows that I've had to drop that I had gotten part way through where I really liked the story/characters but the ecchi was just too bad. No Game No Life was like that for me. I really like Shiro and the concept, however, so I've been trying to read the light novels where it'll hopefully be easier to skip over stuff.

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Of the ones that made it through my pre-screening filter to me actually trying them out, I found In Another World With My Smartphone really disappointing (disclaimer: I only made it through 3-4 episodes), and I wasn't going in with high expectations at all. I was expecting a more relaxed slice-of-life isekai, but there was just... nothing there.

Of course there's also lots of hentai/ecchi trash, but I avoid those like the plague so I can't comment on them from any experience. Sometimes if the ecchi's not too bad and there's a good story and/or characters I may put up with it, but I have had shows that I've had to drop that I had gotten part way through where I really liked the story/characters but the ecchi was just too bad. No Game No Life was like that for me. I really like Shiro and the concept, however, so I've been trying to read the light novels where it'll hopefully be easier to skip over stuff.



I went with similar expectations, but In Another World With My Smartphone just felt rushed, with the consistent action stills, the heavy amount of scene transitions (Indicated by said transition cards), and the design being comparatively boring, personally.

Some things are a bit humorous, but I am more bored and bewildered, strangely enough, and ultimately, apathetic.
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In another world with my smarthpone......the novel was better nuff said.
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yumenokage wrote:

Of the ones that made it through my pre-screening filter to me actually trying them out, I found In Another World With My Smartphone really disappointing (disclaimer: I only made it through 3-4 episodes), and I wasn't going in with high expectations at all. I was expecting a more relaxed slice-of-life isekai, but there was just... nothing there.

Of course there's also lots of hentai/ecchi trash, but I avoid those like the plague so I can't comment on them from any experience. Sometimes if the ecchi's not too bad and there's a good story and/or characters I may put up with it, but I have had shows that I've had to drop that I had gotten part way through where I really liked the story/characters but the ecchi was just too bad. No Game No Life was like that for me. I really like Shiro and the concept, however, so I've been trying to read the light novels where it'll hopefully be easier to skip over stuff.



I went with similar expectations, but In Another World With My Smartphone just felt rushed, with the consistent action stills, the heavy amount of scene transitions (Indicated by said transition cards), and the design being comparatively boring, personally.

Some things are a bit humorous, but I am more bored and bewildered, strangely enough, and ultimately, apathetic.


They did rush it......i read fast and stuff that happened 2 hours into me reading happened 2 hours into the anime when if anything should of been 5.

Stills were silly the novel explained the action in many ways it was much more entertaining.


Put that the novel doesn't translate to anime well and incompetent producers.....you got that shit show :/
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Yeah I also like stuff like Aho Girl, and I wouldn't really ever think of looking at it critically in the same way as I would something like, say, Showa Genroku. It's tough to tell where exactly the line is though that differentiates genres and styles when it comes to critical analysis. How exactly do you compare a slapstick comedy to a hardcore drama in terms of quality? Most would put the good dramas on a higher level than the good comedies, but I don't know if that's necessarily right (though Aho Girl in particular isn't amazingly good or anything so I don't think that's really in question).

I think no matter what we say though, we're always going to have conflicting thoughts and feelings. We're all a little hypocritical deep down in the end
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2017 has been a strange so far..

Among some of the worst anime I've seen so far include Hand Shakers, Hajimete no Gal, Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel, ChäoS;Child, Tsugumomo, Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records, Twin Angel Break, Eromanga-sensei, sin Nanatsu no Taizai, Battle Girl High School, Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni., The Reflection, and a few short shows.

Collectively, they are not memorable for whatever they tried to appeal to the audience. Maybe I was the wrong target audience for some of these shows. Individually, it can be related to lack of creativity, terrible writing, unappealing characters, etc. Others relate to story rushing, not adapting the original property to an acceptable level, etc.

Fall looks like a hit or miss imo but I hope for the best.

Edit: ah yes, I forgot about Netsuzou TRap. Quite a shit show even for a short.
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(On a side note here, I have to give PV and Bacon a slow clap for having a genuine, reasoned discussion in this topic. Things like that are rare enough that they are deserving of praise, IMO.)
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For me the most disappointing is Re:Creators. A really cool premise was wasted on an oversized cast of boring, one-dimensional characters, a very linear plot that was stretched over way too many episodes, and a ridiculous amount of exposition, most of which was delivered by the most boring character imaginable.
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