Judging an anime before I even watch it has been something I have denied doing in the past. "I don't do that!" I would protest when the topic would come up in conversation. Yet, having explored various series recently, I can say for sure that the past me was lying not only to the people she was talking to, but she was lying to herself as well. So, I'm going to take this as a chance to reflect on a couple of shows that I - and others - have judged a bit too much before watching.
I have a couple of reasons why I hate this question. Firstly, what I consider to be my favorite anime at one point may be completely different from the one I consider to be my favorite at another point. It completely depends on not only my mood but also the circumstances that I'm going through at that time. So, really, the question of "What's your favorite anime?" for me is really complicated to answer.
I have no issue with anime being used as a medium to advertise something. I see why they do it - anime has been known to appeal to all demographics. So what happens when I look at how oolong tea, Sanrio and Donald Trump are being presented?