Top 10 Most Disappointing Anime of Spring 2011


Anime fans supply a ranking of the most disappointing anime of 2011’s spring season, leaving Kyoto Animation with something to think about…

The ranking (with 2029 votes as of writing):

1. Nichijou

2. 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku


4. A Channel

5. Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

6. Steins;Gate

7. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

8. Henzemi

9. Hidan no Aria

10. Softenni

So much for this:


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    Avatar of FlyingCake
    Comment by FlyingCake
    02:00 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That aside, I expect Ano Hana and Hanasaku Iroha to make the Best-of-Season list.

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    Comment by valuheg
    03:10 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Well, Hanasuka Iroha placed #11 on this list, while Ano Hana placed #16. No wonder anime is dying.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    05:22 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They made Madoka, they can die now.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    12:43 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    #11 and #16 are pretty low for this kind of list, which of course still rank those two as the non/less disappointing shows of the season.. (unless they include other oblivious anime).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That practically puts Ano Hana in the top 5...
    A top 10 list is too large.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Interestingly, I don't see any of the newer hentais on the lowest-10 list. So I guess these animes are worse than hentais, huh?

    You're absolutely right, THIS is why the anime industry is dying: stupid otakus who complain too much.

    You may have escaped the imperfection of the real world, but now you're finding fault in an almost-ideal fantasy one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0) according to this, Ano Hana in top 16, not 5.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    06:47 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously with a top 10 list everything will hit the list.

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    Comment by TFish
    09:05 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Mainly because everything has been terrible for the last 2 seasons. I don't even really care to try and watch most of these.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah its sad to see Quality Shows like those being rated so low.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    After the ban ishihara what more you guys expect?
    Going forward at least 80 % will be neutered!!

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    Comment by John Lennon's Ghost
    20:34 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    oooohhhhh dis list just sux!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good dont need pantsu and other shit . This ban is only for fapping otaku .

    Comment by Anonymous

    Perhaps japanese just don't have any taste.

    Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is awesome, and they still prefer some shit like Softenni. It's unbelievable.

    Nichijou isn't that bad too (at very least compared to most of this list), but it's true that eps 3 and 4 weren't really epic.

    Anyway, glad to not see Ano Hana here, I love this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you start talking about "taste"! It's entirely subjective and a waste of time discussing.

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:53 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Hanasuka Iroha is certainly the best so far for me, and dat Anaru probably second.

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    Comment by Kovaneer
    09:48 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Hanasaku and Ano hana really rulez!! hope they won't messed these shows up...

    (like they did with last episode of yumekui merry XD)

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:10 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a sure gimme

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow so they actually love iroha and ano hana

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:23 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would personally put Nichijou right near the top actually.

    I love the butthurt over Nichijou. It's an amazing adaptation of a pretty fun 4koma. Nothing to get so upset over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is Hen Zemi on the list?

    Why is A Channel on the list? Isn't it a good substitute till K-ON comes out?

    Why is 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku? I can't stop laughing at that!!!

    Why is Nichijou on the list? Books > movies, manga > anime, yet it shouldn't downrank any anime based on manga...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Exactly. This list is completely unreasonable. Who were the 2029 people who compiled this list?

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    Comment by Andices
    00:26 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched all in the list but just to past time not that much of an excitement.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    06:53 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Hanasaku Iroha is the best so far, I don't see why it is so high on a bad list.

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    Comment by AnarchystBR
    01:58 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    >1. Nichijou

    Well, that contradicts every opinion I heard and read about this show so far. How's that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Nichijou is Azumanga Daioh on shrooms. How can anyone NOT love that? Especially considering that slice-of-life crap is popular since the advent of K-ON.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I guess that makes me cool for liking slice of life before it was popular! :P

    I started liking it at Lucky Star.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hipster, show dat pride

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    Comment by Satonaka
    16:48 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which makes me cooler I guess since I started liking it since Azumanga Daioh O~o.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked it at Doki Doki School hours

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    07:04 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I think Nichijou is funny but I didn't read initial expectations or the story itself so I technically could not rate it since I had no expectations for it to live up to.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:09 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    07:05 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Agreed, even if I expected more it can still be better than some where I already thought the show was retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    who knows, its true this list pretty much directly contradicts what i've read to be the overwhelming opinion.

    Nichijou (maybe KyoAni doesn't have as much to worry about after all), Steins;Gate, and Denpa specifically have been making pretty good impressions everywhere but this list.

    and Dog Days and A Channel have their fanbases already.

    one does suspect whoever compiled this list may have exercised some selection bias, or the site running the poll (which i note isn't exactly pulling huge vote numbers, suggesting this isn't exactly a heavily populated site or specific poll) inherently has a skewed population, in order to generate such a contrarian list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, sample size, sample selection, and who creates and organizes the poll are all important aspects to consider when weighing polls.
    I thought Nichijou was alright, if a little unfocused at times. and despite the massive censorship and short run times, i really like 30-sai. It'll probably be better once it comes to DVD.

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    Comment by NeverSleep
    05:45 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Haters votes more than supporters of shows. That's why some "neutral" characters always wins popularity polls.

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    Comment by Vemoes
    02:15 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the voters woke with the wrong foot that day

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 27/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i love the show and thinks it's funny most of the time.
    and it has nano, which definitely is a big plus

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    Comment by erochichi
    02:56 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like 10.000`s of drivel spreaders have been active.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, only about 6000 so far...but that's far too many.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch is mostly trolls, that's why

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    Comment by AiEm
    05:40 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if they expected another K-ON. Certainly they'd be disappointed flat out.

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    Comment by PouiuoP
    Comment by Anonymous

    This list is a piece of shit, that's how.

    Or simply they want every "slice of life/school/comedy" to be a new K-On.

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    Comment by ☆ БОSS ☆
    01:52 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Nichijou Disappointing?
    Fuck you Pollsters

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah mostly they already read the manga.
    so they already lose interest of it, since the manga and the anime is a lot differences

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    02:03 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I don't see why Dog Days or Steins;Gate are on that list. Granted Dog Days is cute its still better than most animes as at least the lead male role is competent, where as most seem to be plague with failures for lead male roles...

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    Comment by shiryu
    02:08 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    i agree, Steins;Gate is a good anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I like Steins Gate, A Channel, Denpa Onna, and Hidan no Aria...granted they aren't the best, but I do enjoy them :)

    At least until the Summer anime list is announced O_o

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    02:41 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    add my vote that Steins Gate - shouldn't be on this list.

    There were some others that should be on this list, who am I to say. Since none of the polls are taken for viewers outside of the Japans.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    03:26 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    A Channel should not be on the list either. Steins;Gate is indeed a good anime.

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    11:23 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In all honesty even after it gained Charlotte I wasn't all that impressed with IS. It did the same thing as most other similar animes... be a harem anime for 2/3 of the anime and then try to smash a plot in, in the last 3 episodes. At least Kazuya in Freezing knew the girl he wanted to be with from the get go...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reason why Steins;Gate is a disappointment to some:

    VN > anime adaption

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're forgetting that it's a list of disappointment and not necessarily "bad" or "worst of season". Steins;Gate was really hyped up and it probably didn't live up to the expectations of some people.

    Dog Days is weird to me cuz' I heard it was nothing special but at the same time I'm in love with the character designs. Perhaps with designs like that it demands to be a better show in the eyes of others?

    Again, my point is the list is subjective and it is really early in the season. Remember Infinite Stratos and how much of a 180 it was to get Charlotte.

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    03:30 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    30-sai no Hoken Taiiku should be no. 1. It's a total disappointment as hell.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:11 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That face pretty much sums up my reaction to this absurd numbering system.
    Not worthy of a "ranking".

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    06:57 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya I think some of those hit lower on the list because the initial expectation was so low to start with. I mean come on Hen Zemi, what did people really expect.

    I agree with others here Steins;Gate is so high because of the hype and insanely slow start, seriously why did it take 3ep to show the microwave was the time machine. I guess I was expecting a faster pace to get to the real part of the story which so far seems they will end up cramming into the last 3 episodes.

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    Comment by nicky_008
    02:36 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the top 10 most enjoyable anime of spring 2011 is come...

    1. Nichijou
    2. ...
    3. ...


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir, fail. There are 40 options in that list, and the worst of them bubbled to the top, BY POPULAR VOTE. umad?

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    Comment by shiryu
    02:27 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahaha... i know people who vote for this list, this must be the vote from Ishithara so we don't watch loli and moe stuff, too bad it won't happen

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    Comment by Marine-RX179
    07:27 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    For Dog Days, I think people are expecting too much from it, since it's waving the "from the creators and author of Nanoha" flag.

    Personally, I still find it an enjoyable show to watch. It might not be earth-shattering awesome, but at least the plot is original not cliche and overdone to death like many shows, and watching it does put a smile on my face.

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    11:25 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    For me at least the guy has promise. He may not know what exactly is going on, but he seems to adapt quickly, I mean, give him a break, being pulled into another world... that only happens in anime right?!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No heavy pretenses,no heavy overtones. Just silly fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:56 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    im with you with dog days atleast the main character is not a dumb ass and not a pussy like rest of the animes that came out lately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    steins gate is a reasonably good anime, the reason why it might be on the list is because people were excepting more, considering that the game was highly praised back in japan. This is probably the same with nichijou, considering people were probably expecting another excessively cute moeblob from kyouani. Dog days, its quite obvious by its so bad, considering there are loads of reviews over the net about its crappyness. simple reasons include the empty characters, boring narrative, heavily predictable..blah blah blah

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    Comment by Bob
    03:38 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Steings gate for me is a reasonaly good anime, but it did dissapoint my expactations.
    As for best anime, Ano hana, and Hanasaku Iroha make the top of my list

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    Comment by valuheg
    03:09 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dog Days is disappointing beause they expected something similar to Nanoha.

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    Comment by GamefanPPG
    08:15 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People got magic circles. With that is more than enough. XD

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    06:58 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly I watched EP1 and didn't bother after that.

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    Comment by Satonaka
    16:51 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly, it is a pretty damn entertaining show after the first episode. Also if you want your magic circle fix go watch Time Paladin Sakura. It does not dissapoint XD

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    Comment by Sorrior
    07:10 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try episode 2 and 3 it gets MUCH better after EP. 1.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    not enough fanservice for japan's wizards.

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    Comment by Shinkay
    02:09 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    u understand me mah true brotha T_T Hidan no aria started pretty good tho :p however i did expect better...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is the source?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I dropped Dog Day 4 minutes after watching it. It's too generic.

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    Comment by Marine-RX179
    05:03 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Generic? Try naming a few shows that's similar to it?

    Can't? I would suggest to go back to whatever hole you came from and keep your rubbish to yourself.

    No wait...4 mins? must be thinking it's some generic school life anime rofl

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