Akikan Epic Fail Anime

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The second episode of Akikan has nearly created a new legend of anime failure, so dire has its quality become:

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Observers can’t help but notice that the title is set to go on sale in its DVD version soon, apparently for the price of ¥9,000 for two episodes…

Certainly a contender for a special gallery on the subject. Having not even reached the third episode yet, might not worse be in store?


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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    do they really know how to draw...
    this sucks!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Judging from just these seven frame grabs alone, NO THEY DON'T.

    Comment by dees
    14:30 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its so bad i have to watch it YES

    Comment by Yuun
    00:52 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is economy recession I tell you, people is betting and risking on many things. Thank goodness the few newer anime by some company like Sunrise still managing well.

    Again, I never have high hopes on this anime to begin with. The reason I even bother to watch is how did a Worshipped Lelouch suddenly become a pervert... lolz

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:14 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    just saw this lol http://i42.tinypic.com/10h635u.jpg

    Comment by jensdf
    09:25 16/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...fail to the anime idea in the first place....

    Comment by Gradation
    17:34 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I couldn't believe the difference between the two episode too. It's just like Gurren Lagann episode 4 all over again. I hope they fix this lazy art style.

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    Comment by NitWit005
    16:32 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If that counts as fail, it shows how far people's standards have risen.

    Comment by Belotrox
    11:04 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! What happened here?

    It almost looks like they let a 13 year old American draw these poor creatures.

    Comment by i386
    04:52 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean slaves :/

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    Comment by Artefact
    04:54 12/01/2009 # ! Astronomical

    This was the 2ch verdict, yes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is just another sad example of the dire straits that the industry is in, and will remain in, unless they can widen their audience.

    Comment by Hangmen
    12:45 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Food in the anime is amazingly well drawn though.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Photoshop perhaps?

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    Comment by relentlessflame
    08:31 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fact check regarding the price point for the first DVD: That's only for the special Limited Edition of the first volume, which includes a jumbo cushion cover illustrated by Hiro Suzuhira. Those on their own tend to fetch a decent price, so the bundle price isn't as extreme as it sounds. This is also reminiscent of the first DVD release of Kimiaru, also by Pony Canyon, which included a pillow cover.

    Akikan LE DVD 1:
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B001OD5PH0/

    The rest of the DVDs (along with the regular edition of the first volume) will retail for the closer-to-market-average price of 4,935 Yen (tax included).

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 16/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is probably just Brain's Base trying to get more money for future projects, not to mention they're doing Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou at the same time (i think). Also if this in fact by Brains Base, there is no way they could produce something like Kamichuu! (which had godly animation)and view this as seriously passable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 18/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *sigh* This is just going in a horrible direction. I've watched the first two episodes. The first was alright and did look promising, but the second made me drop it. The story is looking to fail, and the drawing quality is definitely not getting any better. There's no picture, but the worst part in the second episode had to be Melon's ponytail-thing ACTUALLY MISSING(when mr. government official storms his house). I don't think I've been this disappointed in an anime before.

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    Comment by ajnac
    21:01 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks good to me, at least. :)

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    Comment by Emc2Trooper
    11:32 13/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Caption on first picture:

    "You stole my girlfriend!"
    "HURRR DURRRR"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 15/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those errors can't have been very obvious unless you paused, because I didn't notice a single one of those strange faces.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    13:54 29/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of this just seems like art style but yeah, some odd angles there.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    16:29 23/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Looks at the first pic*

    "Damn, now I know who stole my friend's backpack full of 1-shot pure crystal meth!!!"

    Is what he's saying to DUUUUUURRR-Face...

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    20:39 01/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never was going to look at the show but now...I am seriously not looking at.......that level fail is just...too much.

    Comment by MTGradwell
    04:50 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get it. The head is turned slightly over 90 degrees (NOT 180 degrees as one commenter says), and most people can turn their heads about 90 degrees. But did anyone notice, the "girl" you're talking about is actually a can of melon soda, and she's in the process of materialising what looks like a plasma ball and which is actually magic carbonation power. Does anyone actually know how much a can's head is supposed to turn in such circumstances?

    It's an anime! People have eyes as big as saucers! They get burned to a crisp and they're fine just seconds later! They leap gracefully from tall building to tall building, and perch on the top of a giant soda can which flies through the air! When they get emotional they become deformed and are drawn in a simpler than usual, exaggerated style (as in exhibit 1). In extreme cases they can acquire giant heads and tiny bodies, and single giant sweatdrops and huge pulsing veins in their foreheads. These are not horrible flaws - they're what makes it an anime.

    There's nothing missing from the tie. The guy's just unbuttoned his shirt to show of his chest, and further loosened a tie that was already so loose it was dangling from his neck by threads so narrow as to be almost invisible. The odd bends in some of the arms are known as elbows. Most people have them, and if you check carefully you may even find that you have some yourself. I'll admit one chopstick is shorter than the other for a frame or two, but that's what happens when you use cheap disposable chopsticks that break easily. It's the school canteen's fault, not the animator's :-).

    For the rest, I just can't see what people are talking about. The mention a melon. There's a can of melon soda that features prominently in the plot, I can see that even though no-one else does, but where's the melon?

    Comment by CS
    09:41 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you're mistaking anime 'breaches of reality' with plain fail.

    Also, her head is turned at least 120°, and her chin is fully on the other side of her shoulder. Necks do not work that way.

    Comment by MTGradwell
    01:34 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's tremendous variations in flexibility, so don't judge what is possible just based on your own capabilities. An untrained person might be only able to twist his neck 28 degrees, whereas the very same person, after athletic training, can twist it ninety degrees - see http://www.somaxsports.com/Rigas.htm

    If in addition to twisting your neck 90 degrees you also thrust a shoulder forwards (which you would do if you were about to throw something) your chin would certainly pass beyond your shoulder. Also, during a dynamic move the body can be more flexed than is possible in a static pose.

    But, she's a can, a point which you didn't address. Last time I checked, cans couldn't twist their necks at all. So, maybe you have something.

    What's up with the other pictures? The second one, for instance? I can see what people will imagine is the fault with it. An amorphous blob of a torso. Four arms instead of two. But anyone who has watched the episode will know that the girl has been given a second jacket because she's trapped in a cold room, and unlike the other characters she feels the cold. Maybe there's some flaw in the face, which I'm missing, but if so it could have been demonstrated using *any* other picture of the same girl. Why use that particular picture, unless the purpose is to mislead those who haven't yet seen the video?

    The highest budget films ever, things like Titanic and the original Star Wars, are wall to wall fail if you believe the lists of bloopers that are floating around. Cameras reflected in windows, late 20th century wristwatches on extras, star troopers shaking the scenery when they bang their heads on low doors, etc, etc, etc. Do you really expect an anime, one of many churned out on a conveyor belt for a relatively small audience, to surpass the production quality of the greatest ever worldwide blockbusters?

    OK, some anime have great attention paid to detail, e.g. Kamichu has impressive scenery, but that is because the scenery is an important element in the success or failure of that anime. Akikan is all about innuendo and double entendre, or even single entendre. The sexual references don't get any less steamy just because one chopstick is momentarily shorter than another.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    DON'T LISTEN TO THIS RETARD!
    One time I was hanging out with some friends and I told this really funny joke, but no one laughed and one guy hit me because one of my chopsticks was shorter than the other. Then I twisted my body in an abnormal position for 1/10 of a second and there was much drama.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just 'cause some people can't put their chin over their shoulder, nobody can? Not even fictional characters? Hold on, let me try... HOLY CRAP I CAN!! Oh wait, I'm double-jointed, effectively making me an alien and defunct from voicing my opinion. Carry on.

    Comment by Davion
    11:27 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To me, the fourth pic that is wrong is,The second finger(or first if you look top to btm),it's abnormally fatter than other finger.

    fifth pic,wrong perspective,so looks wierd to some people.

    6th pic,only 2 girl is looking at the main char,other's was hay wired and 1 has her eye crooked(again with the first)

    7th pic,Wrong perspective again,thus looking wierd as usual.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, see, the point is that the animators made just ONE mistake in an anime, the most sacred of all forms of reality-escaping entertainment. BLASPHEMY!!!1

    Comment by Jemmie
    02:00 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need to pay Korean animators more than two bowls of rice.

    Over 9000 bowls of rice and at least 100 bowls of meat.

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    Comment by Emc2Trooper
    11:33 13/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Free fans for everyone!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 21/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think its a great anime ^_^

    Comment by Keirnoth
    06:26 24/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is one of those "it's so bad, it's good" anime. Turn your brain off and watch it. The stupidity is what makes it enjoyable for me. The animation is a bit of a put off, but the whole concept of a portable girlfriend-in-a-soda-can is kinda funny.

    Also the male lead is a typical male pervert, rather than a "OMFG I R A WUSS ROUND GIRLZ" sorta guy. Look at his reaction when the girl first showed up. He was feeling her up just to make sure she was "real"!

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    Comment by eksuterru-kun
    20:38 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep have to agree quality-wise its crappy i was disappointed with the lousy work the studio did. but i thought it had a promising 1st ep. i think its bearable and will probably still watch it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One more episode couldn't hurt. OR COULD IT?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'll go on your resume and you'll never get a good job.

    Comment by MooMooCow
    20:46 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really wish that an animation studio will be able to someday correctly animate a work by Hiro Suzuhira.......

    Comment by margafred
    20:24 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Among all those images,i think the first image is the worst.Others are still okay to me.

    But i think Akikan isn't the only anime that suffered a terribly bad animation quality iirc so far.Not like its the worst in the anime history anyway...

    Akikan in general is a good series,although some may say it as somewhat ridiculous or craps or stupid.People may probably appreciate the series more IF only a better studio takes the job to animate the series.Brain Base to me although not that bad (to me they're actually doing good for series like Natsume Yuujinchou) but i think they're not really that good for animating this kind of anime genre (supernatural high school harem).

    Its kinda sad knowing the sky-earth differences between the animation style and the novel illustration style.Now with all this bad animation quality,the one that suffered will be the series title itself..not the studio that made it.

    Comment by digitalboy
    20:22 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    shit, this is hardly bad. This is on the level of 'if you bitch, your a pussy'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see nothing wrong with the quality...

    Can anyone gimmie a reference to compare the anime to original source/?

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    Comment by Tommy
    21:06 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still is watchable to me but at some point the drawing is not that good only. If you shout loud enough they will notice it and change it in the DVD version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hiro Suzuhira seems to be cursed when it comes to anime adaptations. For example, Soul Link.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    GOD I HATED SOUL LINK!

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    Comment by tflops
    21:40 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe put an effort to this. The animation studio does really have a hard time on their budget.

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    Comment by Keigami
    21:35 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll still watch it for the content.
    The production quality doesn't irritate as much as Hyakko does.

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    Comment by Keigami
    14:12 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll is trolling~

    Comment by koga88
    19:11 11/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look six and a half minutes into the first episode, you'll notice a distinct failure by a third arm on the left side of his body after getting blasted with the melon ball thing. Yet another epic fail

    Comment by MTGradwell
    18:53 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That "third arm on the left side of his body" is what's commonly known, in biological circles, as a leg. If you look carefully you'll see that there's also one on the right side of his body, though only the hip part of it is visible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHAT NONSENSE THOU ART SPEWING!





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