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What Are The Dumbest Anime Plots You've Ever Seen?
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What are the worst anime premises you've ever seen presented for an anime? Just an idiotic or completely off the wall topic to create an anime around. This doesn't mean the anime itself is bad, just the topic seems goofy or abnormal, even for an anime. In fact, my top 3 were all animes I've enjoyed, but the plotline was still stupid.

For me: (Edited for Gyo)

I HAD to come back here and put Gyo on this post. I just finished it. Not only the dumbest plot ever for an anime, (Fish grow legs and swarm Japan attacking people) but it is also TOPS on my "Worst animes of all time" list. Even beating out Ninja Resurrection, MD Geist II and Galerions: Rion. Just an awful anime.


1. Akikan


This anime is about tin cans that turn into girls and fight each other. There is a battle royal going on that pits aluminum cans vs. steel cans. It's ridiculous, yet, it's also surprisingly funny.

2. Ben-To


The entire anime revolves around teen fighters stalking grocery stores and having all out kung-fu wars over discount priced box lunches. Again, stupid premise, but another surprisingly entertaining anime.

3. Midori Days


Basically, a schoolboy wants a girlfriend but keeps getting rejected so his only girlfriend is "Rosie Palm and her five sisters" Until one day, he wakes up with a tiny girl attached to his thumb who has a crush on him.

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Girls und Panzer

Tankery being a sport for girls to refine their femininity is just... lol but yes this anime is pretty awesome...

and yeah Ben-To needs a 2nd season... too bad it probably won't happen.
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Rio: Rainbow Gate

A Card Dealer that helps the players win with her luck. Not the casino, the players.
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Any anime from Hoods Entertainment has a super duper serious plot about some random fetishes.

They have an anime about Breast size stealing Ninja's, like for realz.
Even Mysterious Girlfriend X, which I applaud as amazing, it's about a drool fetish.
Since it appeared on Hulu, I started watching....Quasar of Stigmata? Something like that. It's the standard "Super Hero gets super powers from something erotic/sexual.
The super powers in this one happens to be boob milk.

They're all stupid erotic for the sake of porn plots, but I find the animation to be rather awesome and the lengths the plot goes to act like it's serious makes the shows worthy of mention.

Ummm.... I'm looking for dumb over silly right now.
And I really liked Midori Days,

Ummm, Mobile Fighter G Gundam. It's a Gundam universe in which war no longer exists, instead the world holds an international fighting tournament to decide who should rule the world every year, USING GUNDAMS. But watch out for the Dark Gundam, who plans to rule the world with the help of KYOJIIIIIIII!!!!
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Puni Puni Poemy. What plot XD
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supasoggyrolle wrote:

3. Midori Days


Basically, a schoolboy wants a girlfriend but keeps getting rejected so his only girlfriend is "Rosie Palm and her five sisters" Until one day, he wakes up with a tiny girl attached to his thumb who has a crush on him.

Ok, I just watched the first episode of this and well yeah... I don't think I've seen a dumber anime ever. And I've seen Charger Girl.
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The great thing about some of these plots is that they're so outrageous that it makes the show even better than what it originally could have been. With others, they're just dumb. I can't really find a super dumb plot since I haven't watched a ton of anime since I'm new to it, but I can say that BlazBlue is pretty dumb, simply because (since I didn't play the game) I can't find a plot.
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Kill la Kill: A high school is run by a fascistic student council that maintains complete dominance by giving favored students transforming school uniforms that give them superpowers. Meanwhile a new girl enrolls in the school who carries a half scissor and a talking superpowered uniform made by her deceased father who she is trying to avenge.

Mazinger Z: The world comes under the attack of the evil Dr. Hell, and only a young teenager and and the giant robot secretly built by his grandfather can save it.
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Ikkitōsen. Instead of doing as the plot supposedly demands (i.e. reliving the Three Kingdoms period in a modern setting, which has great potential to be cool), it spends entire seasons screwing around.


ndalum75 wrote:
Mazinger Z: The world comes under the attack of the evil Dr. Hell, and only a young teenager and and the giant robot secretly built by his grandfather can save it.


Hmm. Not going to call this one dumb ... because it invented that entire sub-genre, after all.
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Excel Saga
FLCL
Dead Leaves
Kemeko DX


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I just started watching Kuroko's basketball and it just seems silly that one of the main characters is best known for his ability to pass a ball. Also the gimmick with Kuroko being unnoticed all the time is already getting annoying and I'm only 2 episodes in. I'm going to stick with it though, and hope it turns out to be more interesting.

Out of the shows I've seen I'd go with Heaven's Lost Property, the plot isn't very good but the show is hilarious so I ignore how bad the plot is.
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Akikan, yes. Oh my goodness. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon that "gem", but I gotta say, it was one of the most horrid premises I have ever witnessed. And it wasn't even done in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way like Kill la Kill or even a remotely amusing way like Ben-to. It was just... Bad.

Midori Days I have heard of, but I've never actually been bored enough to watch it. Sounds like it'd be one of those shows you watch just to see how ridiculous it is.
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MrSmexyTheBeast wrote:

The great thing about some of these plots is that they're so outrageous that it makes the show even better than what it originally could have been. With others, they're just dumb. I can't really find a super dumb plot since I haven't watched a ton of anime since I'm new to it, but I can say that BlazBlue is pretty dumb, simply because (since I didn't play the game) I can't find a plot.

In general, it's just about some people trying to destroy the all powerful and corrupt Novus Orbus Librarium, along with a whole bunch of conspiracies,magic, and time loops thrown into the mix.



rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

Ikkitōsen. Instead of doing as the plot supposedly demands (i.e. reliving the Three Kingdoms period in a modern setting, which has great potential to be cool), it spends entire seasons screwing around.


ndalum75 wrote:
Mazinger Z: The world comes under the attack of the evil Dr. Hell, and only a young teenager and and the giant robot secretly built by his grandfather can save it.


Hmm. Not going to call this one dumb ... because it invented that entire sub-genre, after all.

Just because it's dumb doesn't make it bad.

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Seikon no Qwaser, I really don't think that one needs explanation.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Excel Saga
FLCL
Dead Leaves
Kemeko DX




Excel Saga and plot don't really go in the same post though do they?

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