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I’m pretty sure we all have a list like this – a list of the shows that we have absolutely hated. I realise I can be quite pessimistic about shows anyway, but this is a list of shows that I absolutely do not want to revisit. Often, it’s also a list of shows that I don’t even want to talk about.
I’ve done a post like this before, back in 2016 when A Girl & Her Anime was still in its infancy. You can still read that post here. However, I’ve also seen a lot of anime between that post and now, so I think it’s time to add to the list, don’t you?
Before, I was arguably somewhat optimistic in how I labelled the ‘worst’ anime I’ve watched. But this time, we’re really going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. This post truly is the top five anime that I’ve absolutely hated.
Skelter Heaven (2004) – Sci-Fi, Mecha
We’ve all heard of Mars of Destruction, right? Well, the creators of that disaster blessed us with yet another – Skelter Heaven. Now, I could go on here about just how terrible the twenty minutes I spent watching this were, but the best thing to do is to go and watch it for yourself. I wouldn’t even be able to find the words to describe how bad this show is. Supposedly, there’s an extraterrestrial threat in the centre of Tokyo and Otsuya Funagai has to send in his all-female unit “Battle Sole” to defeat it, but I’ve pushed this show right to the back of my mind so I can’t even remember if they defeat this threatening alien or not. Be prepared to witness everything we all love and hate in anime in one fell swoop, but do be warned – this is rated 1.91 on MyAnimeList for a reason.
Docchi no Maid (2004) – Action, Comedy, Magic, Shoujo Ai, Ecchi
At this point, I’m reflecting as to how I actually ended up watching this. Alarm bells should sound when you read the synopsis. Docchi no Maid is about a twelve year-old girl and two rather lewd maids that arrive in order to save her city. More alarms should ring when you realise that two minutes of this show of 13 minutes is actually the OP. If you reach as far as the 2:30 mark, please shut down your computer and go for a nice walk instead of watching this montrosity. I feel sick just thinking about it.
Utsu Musume Sayuri (2003) – Comedy, Dementia
Okay, this is a dementia show. For those who have no idea what dementia in anime means, according to MyAnimeList it means the anime has mind-twisting plots. In Utsu Musume Sayuri‘s case, it’s just a weird show. It’s uncomfortable to watch. It’s a nightmare. A fever dream. If an anime was to ever define the acronym “WTF”, this would be the anime to do so. Three minutes was more than enough for my eyes.
Nami (2000) – Dementia
When a show’s only genre is dementia, you know it’s going to be weird. But would you be prepared enough to hear these next words? Well, Nami is a stop-motion animation featuring a woman pleasuring herself and a school of fish entering her vagina. That’s the story. Now, obviously we don’t expect good things when the story is as abstract as that (putting it politely) and when it’s a stop-motion animation, but what makes this three-minute movie simply unbearable for me to watch is the sounds. Fish flopping about and entering a vagina isn’t exactly the most pleasant of sounds. I would genuinely be concerned if someone watched this and enjoyed it. It definitely has the gross factor.
Henkei Shoujo (2017) – Sci-Fi
Man, this was only 2017? Damn… Anyway, everyone’s favourite slightly-questionable anime studio, DLE, has given us plenty of delights such as Pikotarou’s Lullaby La-La-By and the Donald Trump anime. In 2017, they gave us the cute girl version of Transformers. A series of five shorts lasting a minute each, Henkei Shoujo is quite literally cute girls transfomring into machines. When you watch the first episode and see Haru (voiced by Ichimichi Mao) transform into a fighter jet whilst trying to catch a hat being blown away by the wind, you may laugh. For the other girls, however, it simply turns into an uncomedic shitpost.
And there we have it – five terrible shows that actually exist and I’ve actually sat down and seen. Of course, I don’t recommend any of these shows (that should go without saying) but if you are curious, you should be able to just type the name of the show into YouTube and enjoy it from there.
These types of shows go viral every so often, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you have seen some of these shows before now… Which of these shows have you seen? Any thoughts you want to share? What is the worst show you’ve ever seen? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!