Top 25 Worst Anime of Winter 2012

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The anime of the winter 2012 season which were rubbish, disappointments or merely widely hated for some petty or inexplicable reason have been handily ranked by anime fans in this distinctly controversial list, intended as the mirror image of the winter 2012 top anime ranking.

The ranking:

1. Black Rock Shooter

2. Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne

3. Senki Zesshou Symphogear

4. Nisemonogatari

5. Chihayafuru

6. Mirai Nikki

7. Inu x Boku SS

8. Gundam AGE

9. Last Exile – Pham of the Silver Sky

10. Guilty Crown

11. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

12. Zero no Tsukaima F

13. Natsume Yuuhinchou 4

14. Shakugan no Shana 3

15. Thermae Romae

16. Kill Me Baby

17. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2

18. New Prince of Tennis

19. Aquarion Evol

20. Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai!

21. BRAVE10

22. HUNTER×HUNTER

23. Another

24. Ano Natsu de Matteru

25. Bodacious Space Pirates

For those wondering how an anime can place highly on both top and untop lists (Nisemonogatari placed 2nd on the top list and 4th on this list), a popular title can of course expect its own legion of detractors disgusted by its popularity, to say nothing of titles which betrayed expectations or otherwise failed to live up to their full potential.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 25/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    5. Chihayafuru

    THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's ranked third in the top 25 Anime of Winter (i.e. these list are bogus)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 26/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Nothing. You are the wrong one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 25/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    >2. Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne
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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 26/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    In terms of potential and the amount you were let down-Guilty Crown is the king

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    most disappointing series of 2012 no question

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    Comment by Ben
    10:52 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah this is the true guilty crown. very disappointing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    disappointing to the point that why did i even watch this.......ohh yeah its for Minori....

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    12:49 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shuu should just die together with Inori rather than living as a blind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 25/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This rating has every anime of Winter 2012 that deserves at least some attention at all, and it's all worst. So, WTF?!?! Oo
    Well it's obvious THE crisis of genre, but if the best anime of winter 2012 is worst, what's better?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you didn't see Sankaku often have list that top ? best Anime is same top ? worst Anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Top anime list = Worst anime list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    When there are 25 competitors and 25 spots, everyone gets a prize...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Greentexting on SC
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    Comment by Artist Rising
    21:32 25/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Gundam AGING should be higher.....

    Black Shooter could have been longer....

    Kill Me Baby was better as 4koma...

    Guilty Crown was just a Code Geass Rip-off..

    and HUNTER×HUNTER animation quality increased, but imho didn't leave up to it's original(felt more "kid-friendly").

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    Comment by cheese_cake
    07:11 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i felt guilty crown was more of an elaborate supercell commercial than anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gundam (R)AGE is a shame. It's in the ugly range, not the worst one. Why ? Because other than the main character, the rest of the character has no sense at all. It's intended for "kids" and if someone can enjoy it, they are "easy going" as kid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I don't think you've seen Gundam AGE.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gundam Age has been declared by Sunrise that its targets is kids (like Ben10) at this point. It's you who fail to understand the matter.

    I can't understand people like you who keep saying the others gundam series is for kids. I don't know where your sources is but clearly, Gundam series have very mature contents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol watered down to kids level? Do you know all gundam series are geared to kids right, that they produce these shows to sell merchandise aimed for kids? Although in the West we may see a gundam series like 0079, zeta or even unicorn aiming for older people, in reality its all for kids. So for saying that gundam age is a watered series made for children, I guess you dont really understand gundam at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong, I've seen up to the latest one. People who used to speak like you are just easy going at best.

    The show has been watered down to a level for kids to understand. They try to create "Good/bad" so clearly that it's almost like Power Rangers. Even so, they created the wrong anti-war message "Evil must be judged as evil" when it's suppose to be "Men are good, war is evil". Beside, zipping 3 seasons into 50 episode left them no ground to exploit each side characters stories. The animation and story quality dropped over 2/3 the show.

    If you can't see the different, go watch something like Unicorn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you're saying that Zeta Gundam is meant for children, you're out of your goddamned mind. Zeta would go over kids' heads, regardless of whether you show it to a child in the East or the West. Some of Gundam is ostensibly meant for the 13-20 crowd. Good luck getting your ten-year-old to build a Master Grade, too. The demographic for Gundam changes from series to series, and the dramatic shift from 00 to AGE is one of the key reasons why the targeting of a younger audience is more pointedly-observable than it has ever been before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Wrong, I've seen up to the latest one. People who used to speak like you are just easy going at best."

    I agree that the series has many flaws. The idea of a generational Gundam series was interesting, but it was ruined by poor execution. I think part 1 was pretty terrible, but we've seen a lot of improvement with part 2 wouldn't you agree?

    "They try to create "Good/bad" so clearly that it's almost like Power Rangers. Even so, they created the wrong anti-war message "Evil must be judged as evil" when it's suppose to be "Men are good, war is evil"

    I don't think the good/evil is that one dimensional. But I agree that you are mostly right in this regard. I think Flit's development is starting to blur the lines of good and evil much like our beloved OYW stories, but you are correct.

    I do concede that as far as Gundam goes it's pretty terrible, but not the worst Gundam; and compared to the other series on this list I feel it's not as bad as a lot of them.

    tl;dr
    compared to good Gundam AGE is a failure, but compared to a lot of the other anime this season I feel it's not that bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 30/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    to be honest?
    i rather watch AGE, in somewhat around asemu asuno arc, then watch unicorn, or watch around the end of flit asuno arc

    unicorn is a convoluted piece of bullshit i can't digest & i hate to digest, hypocrisy & ultra angst teenager & lots of dumb adults around the plot, lack of plot explaininng

    i rather take gundam AGE easyness to digest & straight-forward plot
    00 was like that in season 1, then season 2 have some of the episode to cool down the pace, but the plot is easy to follow and not wangsty

    if gundam unicorn & other UC century is as hard to digest as other UC movies (MS igloo counts to) i rather take my seed(no destiny thank u) thank you very much

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to Nikkei MJ, the rating of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE has been hovering around the 2% level. Although the main target of the TV series is preteen boys, the rating among the kids sometimes goes down to zero. Bandai has been aware of the unpopularity of Gundam AGE among kids and have tried to identify the reason by conducting a questionnaire. What they found from the survey was that kids today are unfamiliar with wars and space colonies. To draw the attentions of those kids, Bandai featured scenes at school in Asem's Arc, but their attempt failed to obtain the expected result.

    Despite the failure of Gundam AGE, Ueno Kazunori, the President of Bandai Namco HD, has been keeping his composure with the business. At the beginning of this year, Ueno encouraged the disheartened staff of Gundam AGE by saying, "Don't be in panic." The reason for his calmness is the favorable status of the whole Gundam sales, which has grown by 18% year-on-year. The increase is mainly attributed to the success of Gundam Unicorn. Bandai Namco HD will expand the business by coordinating the subsidiary companies taking advantage of the popularity of Gundam Unicorn among fans in their 30-40s.

    According to Nijigen Shinbun, a film project of Gundam AGE has been surfaced. The authenticity of the report is uncertain.

    Sources: Nikkei MJ, Jpanimate, Cyzo, Nijigen Shinbun

    Comment by Anonymous

    if you seen age and truely understood, then you would be puking rainbows.

    you are in the presence of a new GOD! just because this series wasn't a code gayass type lamefest like its seed and 00 predecessors doesn't mean its crap straight up

    even if this series is hated, in seven years it will have a better reputation in the community than any of the other alternate universes ever made.

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    Comment by alternative kyon
    04:29 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No... Guilty Crown, other than some details was completely different from code geass. But you can see how many other popular anime it copied from

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you! The Code Geass Rip off argument is insanely stupid =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code Gayass was shit but C.C and Kallen are nice! Guilty Crown was shit too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you are shit

    Comment by Anonymous

    U mad, bro?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code Geass Shit? xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD dont make me laugh

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 28/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    haha nice one ;D but honestly, code geass is pretty good. i guess it depends on tastes, oh well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, the truth is funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 29/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    DOn't waste your time with lolicon's

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gundam AGE was good Story !!!!!

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    Comment by Satonaka
    02:14 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guilty Crown should have been, if not number one, at LEAST in the top 3. So dissappointed with it, even though episodes 13-17 were a ray of sunshine that pierced through the clouds of brown shit, alas not even those 5 episodes could have saved it :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guilty Crown was a rip-off from countless of anime shows and even from Hollywood Movies. Which I don't like.

    The anime should be in a higher spot imo.

    Comment by Anonymous

    GO SUCK YOUR MOTHER

    LITTLE COCK SUCKING FUCK GUILTY CROWN IS SOOOOO MUCH BETTER THEN CODE SHIT

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    wow go eat shit.

    No one beats Lelouch and the sexyness of C.C. and not to mention Kallen's huge rack!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the charachters look like females....you must be a pussy right?

    Comment by Anonymous

    ^this guys gay

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the power of kings? an oppressed populace wanting to rebel? doesn't it sound awfully familiar to you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 27/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. Rage issues or a troll. Either way, someone needs to deal with their immaturity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 25/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Bodacious Space Pirates? What was that? Black Shooter Needs a sequel!

    Comment by Anonymous

    its moretsu pirates, great anime series, still ongoing

    Comment by Anonymous

    NO! it doesn't need a sequel! it needs a remaster!! the story was so bad that it felt like you put potatoes and eggplants on a fruit shake! it was an epic FAIL

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    Comment by Anohreul
    23:41 25/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    BRS had potential. Te story just felt rushed. Not enough time was given to flesh out the characters and plot that much. But the core idea was good. it could have been one of the best of the season if it was a little bit longer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 00:22 speaks the truth! An anime version of BRS the game should be more interesting

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 30/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @assassinister
    they take out these
    -hypocrite character
    -angst
    -yan-yuri
    -school life or those slice of life stuff to convey into

    and maybe change the plot into something comedy in absurd form on BRS ego

    maybe the show can be saved
    tho honestly, i rather hope the hype dies, and no more stuff coming from this, it was good, but now it was soiled by the money rush

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the game might be or rather the best one. the winter animation was totally felt like the whole thing was just to milk money. way too messed up but hey, im just an anon

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to see an anime version of "BRS The Game", I'm sure this'll be more interresting.

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    Comment by Assassinister
    00:52 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they want BRS to be like controversial storyline and ending like Mahou shoujo Madoka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMO Black Rock Shooter would've been better without all that Schoolgirl, slice of life bit. Just focused on the original characters without their human alter egos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 25/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    "Guilty Crown was just a Code Geass Rip-off"
    you must be kidding me.

    Code Geass is way better than Guilty Crown.

    Go watch Dora instead... BAKA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. You fail at reading comprehension. Saying "Guilty Crown was just a Code Geass Rip-off" is EXACTLY the same thing as saying "Code Geass is better than Guilty Crown."

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    Comment by Justin
    03:02 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Duh. You don't say.








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