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Posted 10/30/15
I was on another thread, and I out of curiosity I did some researching: what are the lowest-reviewed FULL shows according to anime fans? Well, it's really easy to do this with MAL, because you can sort by score. However, most of the lowest-rated shows are OVAs or Shorts (usually 2 to 6 minutes long), so they don't really count. So I went through and found the lowest of the low, out of any full series that ran at the full 22 minutes per episode.
However, even then, most of those shows are so obscure, only 500 or 700 people have actually voted on them. So it's really interesting to weed through all that and find exactly what shows are widely hated by almost everyone-- because MAL scores are EXTREMELY skewed, anything below a 6.0 I would put in the Really Terrible category. This seems insanely high for a Terrible benchmark but it's the one MAL gave me.


Here's the full list of the Bottom of the Bottom when it comes to full-length series (BOLD for ones with over 5,000 votes):

http://myanimelist.net/anime/2362/Run=Dim - 5.44
http://myanimelist.net/anime/3772/Saiko_Robot_Kombock - 5.51
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2521/Haja_Kyosei_G_Dangaiou - 5.55
http://myanimelist.net/anime/30251/Venus_Project:_Climax - 5.56 (Except it only got 6 episodes; must have been cancelled mid-season)
http://myanimelist.net/anime/23079/Glasslip - 5.57
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2391/SD_Gundam_Force - 5.61
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2364/Virus:_Virus_Buster_Serge - 5.62
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1705/Genma_Taisen:_Shinwa_Zenya_no_Shou - 5.66
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1667/Barom_One - 5.67
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2719/MapleStory - 5.68
http://myanimelist.net/anime/23375/Minarai_Diva - 5.71
http://myanimelist.net/anime/22225/Momo_Kyun_Sword - 5.74
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1745/Wild_7_Another_Bouryaku_Unga - 5.75 (*68* votes, the lowest I've seen yet)
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1442/Alexander_Senki - 5.81
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1708/Majuu_Sensen:_The_Apocalypse - 5.81
http://myanimelist.net/anime/21821/Fuuun_Ishin_Dai%E2%98%86Shogun - 5.82
http://myanimelist.net/anime/3736/Parappa_the_Rapper - 5.85 (What? this existed?!)
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1712/Shin_Seiki_Den_Mars - 5.91
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2308/Lime-iro_Ryuukitan_X - 5.91
http://myanimelist.net/anime/17513/Diabolik_Lovers - 5.91
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1685/Duel_Masters - 5.92
http://myanimelist.net/anime/4823/Youkai_Ningen_Bem_(2006) - 5.92
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2574/Kashi_no_Ki_Mokku - 5.93
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2382/Firestorm - 5.94
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1664/Babel_Nisei_(2001) - 5.95
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1936/Misute%E2%99%A1naide_Daisy - 5.96
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1775/Jikuu_Tenshou_Nazca - 5.97
http://myanimelist.net/anime/510/Kakyuusei_2:_Hitomi_no_Naka_no_Shoujo-tachi - 5.99
http://myanimelist.net/anime/832/Ginsoukikou_Ordian - 5.99

The extremely controversial Gundam: Reconguista in G passed the test by earning, as of right now, exactly a 6.00. Notoriously bad recent show Girlfriend Beta earned a 6.06, as well.

So, as you can see, only a few of these had even 5,000 votes; most of them had 500 or less, and four or five of them have fewer than 100. What do I find in common with these at the bottom, for the most part? They're "Mature" action shows, produced from 1998-2003, which was apparently the Dark Age of Anime because of all these obscure allegedly awful shows. Were they all bad NGE ripoffs? Are they merely victims of being so unknown to Western audiences? Hard to say. Has anyone actually watched any of these to vouch for them?

The more important part of this, I guess, is to analyze the bold ones, the ones that were actually popular enough to elicit fan response. As you can see, there are only three. Only three anime series that are widely known and hated enough to be below a 6.00 average score. That probably speaks more to how badly skewed MAL is, but it speaks volumes to how these shows seem to be absolutely hated by their target audiences.

Any thoughts on this? (Like why did I bother making this at 3:30 in the morning?)


Posted 10/30/15
Maplestory is cancer. Maybe even moreso than the anime, which I've yet to watch.

*Shakes fist at Nexon.
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Maplestory, while it seems nobody actually saw the anime, is one of the very few on this sub-6.00 list that was actually made in the last decade. Almost all of the ones I listed were made in 2005 or earlier, except for the bolded ones, and then:

http://myanimelist.net/anime/23375/Minarai_Diva%20-%205.71
http://myanimelist.net/anime/21821/Fuuun_Ishin_Dai%E2%98%86Shogun
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2719/MapleStory
http://myanimelist.net/anime/30251/Venus_Project:_Climax

They are truly an esteemed group.... Not really at all
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I'm surprised School Days isn't on the list. That's notorious in the community
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I forgot that a Maple Story anime existed.
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Thedude3445 wrote:

Maplestory, while it seems nobody actually saw the anime, is one of the very few on this sub-6.00 list that was actually made in the last decade. Almost all of the ones I listed were made in 2005 or earlier, except for the bolded ones, and then:

http://myanimelist.net/anime/23375/Minarai_Diva%20-%205.71
http://myanimelist.net/anime/21821/Fuuun_Ishin_Dai%E2%98%86Shogun
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2719/MapleStory
http://myanimelist.net/anime/30251/Venus_Project:_Climax

They are truly an esteemed group.... Not really at all


Shuffling trough al lthat material must have taken a while though,kudos to you.
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I wasn't aware that Diabolik Lovers was considered a full length episode, they are like 14 mins (?) each, probably the worst thing about the series since it cuts so much of the possible story out and leads to it not flowing as well as it could.

My guess on some of the older shows, is that they didn't age well. Ether their animation or voice acting are going to get knocked for unless nostalgia can save them. I don't think I have seen any of those shows on the list unfortunately though... other than DL.
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Not surprised to see Glasslip in there... it's one of the few anime out there I regret watching.
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Posted 10/30/15
I actually liked Girlfriend Beta. My biggest complaint was the cast was HUGE Sometimes it was hard to keep up with whom was whom. But my votes in the tourneys prove I have bad taste and should be ashamed of myself.
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I can guarantee you that SD Gundam Force got downvoted by a bunch of butthurt Gundam fans who do not seem to realize what kind of show it is. And *squints* if that is Great Dangaioh in there, that one is ... really not good, especially compared to the '80s Dangaioh.
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MartianMage wrote:

Not surprised to see Glasslip in there... it's one of the few anime out there I regret watching.


This exactly. And I remember thinking back then ''the characters look neat, this might be pretty good'' --ooh i was wrong
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Posted 10/30/15
I actully enjoyed Glasslip. It wasn't brilliant but it was enjoyable enough.
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The fact the lowest ranked one on here speaks to how inaccurate ratings are.

The lowest rating on MAL should not be above a 5, which is supposed to be "average".
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

I can guarantee you that SD Gundam Force got downvoted by a bunch of butthurt Gundam fans who do not seem to realize what kind of show it is. And *squints* if that is Great Dangaioh in there, that one is ... really not good, especially compared to the '80s Dangaioh.


Yaknow, mock me if you like, but I actually liked SD Gundam Force when I watched it back whenever. Even by then, I was pushing what one could call "middle-age", so I don't think age was skewering my perception, but I watched it as I would watch a kids show. It uses some Gundam elements, and that's about all you got. I'm not a Gundam fan but this was always clear to me that it's not canon.
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LionelJeid wrote:

The fact the lowest ranked one on here speaks to how inaccurate ratings are.

The lowest rating on MAL should not be above a 5, which is supposed to be "average".


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