Explanations ranging from youthful indiscretion to mass psychosis are amongst the excuses coughed up by regretful fans struggling to explain what they ever saw in these anime, although by the looks of their choices for each repentant fan a dozen more are still hopelessly enthralled…

The ranking:

1. K-ON!

2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

4. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

5. Ano Hana

6. Lucky Star

7. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

8. Clannad

9. Ore no Imouto

10. Guilty Crown

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion

12. Durarara!

13. The Prince of Tennis

14. Tiger & Bunny

15. Gundam Seed

16. Macross Frontier

17. Code Geass

18. Fate/Stay Night

19. Mahou Sensei Negima!

20. Sakura Card Captor

21. Zero no Tsukaima

22. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

23. Magical DoReMi

24. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

25. Keroro Gunsou

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 13/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Why would you be regretful about being a fan of a show?
    Because judgmental bastards say you should be?
    Grow a freaking backbone and have your own opinion, if you like K-on, you like K-on, if your like Naruto, you like Naruto, simple as that, don't listen to what others say, be yourself!

    Comment by WEL
    21:02 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    dude, I liked Naruto and now I'm ashamed of it because of its fans and the cluster-fuck the series has turned into.

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    22:27 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Maybe you can like the earlier version of it. I personally like the original Tenchi Muyo OVAs - but the spinoffs (Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi TV, etc.) just aren't as good inmho.

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    Comment by Imyou
    23:26 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...then there's any series ending in "-ash." Bubblegum Crash, Dirty Pair Flash, Nuku Nuku Dash...

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    Comment by Imyou
    23:23 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think that's controversial at all.
    Tenchi OAV: Classic
    Pretty Sammy: What? Damn, Japan, why the little girl? (If I could have seen the future back then...)
    Tenchi TV 1: This is alright.
    Tenchi TV 2: What is this I don't even...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 15/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i liked all the tenchi series... granted i was a kid, and some barely hold up anymore but i still enjoy them to some extent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Age and experience. After watching some more anime and other media, you may begin to realize just how derivative, manipulative and shallow your old favorites are.

    Of course that shouldn't stop you from realizing you liked them because you were young and inexperienced, but it also can't stop you from feeling ashamed that you fell for it, and can't enjoy the shows on the same level anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ this explains the entirety of the anime community; just wish that the inexperienced anime viewers would be a little less pushy at the "my show has more episodes because its better" comments and realize all the quality differences franchising causes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're still young enough to know everything. That's all. Just chuckle at the naivety, and be there to recommend something more up their alley when they realize that there's a whole world of genuinely engaging, exciting, well-written material out there. Until they're ready, they'll be happy living in the popularity bubble.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why - regretful? Tolerance from overexposure or saturation, forming bad associations, recognizing efficiency of competitive material might lead to the bad points of a show tipping the balance in their favor. A person worn down by something they liked would be as far from asking for seconds as someone who 'regrets', and not in a better position to physically understand what the ado was about initially.

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    Comment by fujiiro
    07:18 19/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they just came to dislike it on their own?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOOOW exactly what i thought, great comment, and i wont, i dont , and i haven't ever regret beign fan of calnnad, ano hana, Baka to Test, puella magi, even haruhi and k-on this is one of the worst list i've seen so far

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    OK This is Officially the stupidest most retarded and pointless one of these list to date

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    Comment by Erranty
    12:36 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pointless because we already know what fans of these look like? [ cosplay.jpg]

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    AHHHH my eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Comment by Benoist
    20:43 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    most emo/depressed shinji ever

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    23:56 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't that how he's supposed to be?

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    Comment by Return of the Jello
    05:46 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAH!!! Shinji was always like that!

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    Comment by Hikiko
    23:56 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hah! I remember these kids. This is Megacon, at the Orlando Convention Center. At least 7 years ago. Kid in the middle still looks like that (Saw him at an Atlanta Convention last month), but girl on the right turned into a total hottie.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    15:20 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Ichi
    12:12 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Im not ashamed of any of these.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Can't say Im ashamed either, but Guilty Crown...after that horrible ending I can't believe I got into that series

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can feel your pain...

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    Comment by Tasche
    12:36 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i mean like...who doesnt want to see magical girls in cute frilly dresses being deceived and beating the crap out of one another right?

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    Comment by Ken
    12:54 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This list is just stupid, the majority of the animé listed tells a great story with likeable characters, that's what is needed to hook audiences up. This list is like saying you can't believe you were into a great movie for having an enthralling plot acted by good actors. The whole point lays there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your tune will change over time. Watch some more anime, and you'll see. You can't hide behind rose-colored glasses forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Something tells me that they don't remember the plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's more that the initial expectations was not the same as the experience.

    I mean Madoka as an example:
    without knowing what happened in episode 3, most people I know just thought that it would be a another lame Mahou shoujo anime.

    So, this list is for animes that most people that it was going to flunk but on the contrary it was grea.

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    Comment by caiooa
    22:41 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    with the name Gen Urobuchi as the writer, everybody should have remembered by kikokugai and saya no uta what to expect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @caiooa: most of the people who laud Madoka don't know who Gen Urobuchi is and would laugh at the prospect of watching something from 2003, or playing a visual novel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "another lame Mahou shoujo anime?" Maybe because it looked bad, but being mahou shoujo doesn't automatically make it lame.

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    Comment by Benoist
    21:05 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Until episode 3 ? you need to rewatch this, seriously... the mandatory dream intro, madoka's house, the school and its "hamster cages" , the by-the-book mascot rescue in an overly creepy place, etc... Everything in conjunction just shouts : "this is NOT going to end well".

    As if "late night airing" wasn't enough of a clue ;)

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    17:20 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    RebornXPrinceTenni aside from these two
    The other four I'm ashamed about is the fact I haven't watched them and the rest I love, regardless of the opinions of "others" out there

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    Comment by Tere
    21:06 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Sankaku is slipping. This isn't even remotely believable.

    A list of anime many fans "regret" liking, and not a single mention of any shonen fighting/action adventure series? You expect this to be believable?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 14/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 15/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This FFS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I bet people voted for animes they hate and never watched more than a few episodes.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    12:17 13/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Otaku is my only way of life

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And next week, we'll see the same fucking list, only it'll be called "Best Anime Ever."

    Comment by Kudeh
    12:55 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They can't understand why they were into Lucky Star?


    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star is moe and funny

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lucky Star is shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched the entire series, and I can tell you that Lucky Star is sadly pretty shitty. Why did I watch it, you say? Because I was young and impressionable. With hindsight, it's quite shitty. But you'd never know that until you watch it, what with the opinion-proof safety bubble that it's in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 16/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree LS is GREAT

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 16/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dumb ppl who like naruto?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Allow me to correct that sentence for you:

    Lucky star is THE shit.

    No problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    says the one who watched only the first episode

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    Comment by macona
    12:32 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What? No Cowboy Bebop?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:59 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you seriously regret watching Bebop then you must be some sort of boring, passionless robot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    C'mon, Bebop was pretty cool.

    The only anime I regret watching is Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    oh come on. It was short and a good laugh. Protest to much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 13/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan is funny in its own way. I force myself into it, got past the gore side and I have few some laugh.

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