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Old 2012-01-01, 08:14   Link #81
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Okay today is January 1st 2012 and all posts before are already history. The main reason that I made this thread is to find what anime is the most disappointing to all Animesuki users. Since 2011 awards is free from any dubious-sounding "awards" such as "worst character" for example, I don't think I can add "Most Disappointing" category in it despite having good reasons for it.

Since it is my thread after all and I had to moderate it unless some real moderators decided to "assist" me a little. As a milestone post let's see what show is leading the vote count. However it also excluded mine and some other pointless posts also known as spam. I only count that those are MENTIONED, regardless they come with descriptions or not. Quoted posts are not counted. The show(s) need to be SHOWN in 2011, not just made. As example all Winter 2010/2011 shows are made in 2010 but shown in 2011.

PS: It really hard to count since some posts are too ambiguous and I need to read them over and over to understand what it means. Also this thread seems to be a troll-bait and that posts aren't counted, naturally.

Shows that are disqualified from this thread:

Rurouni Kenshin(new one): Not yet shown
Yosuga no Sora: Not a 2011 production

Top 6 most disappointing anime of 2011, first half:

Blood-C: 11 votes
C: 13 votes
No. 6: 12
Persona 4: 11 votes
Fractale: 15 votes
Yumekui Merry: 10 votes

PS: Anime that gets less than 10 votes are not shown because they are less likely to top the chart unless some changes are made in the future.

From my observation I had two things I can say about it...

Spoiler for No surprises here::


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Old 2012-01-01, 08:27   Link #82
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I was dissapointed by Qwaser II because of overused ecchi and pointless fillers (the most ridiculous ones are the chibified episode and the hot springs episode). These are the only bad things shown in this second season. The only good things for me about the second season were the opening, the all-girls academy rescue arc, the last episode and action scenes shown in the first half and the last episode.

Another dissapointements were R-15 and Manyuu Hikenchou (I dropped theses series after the first episode), but not because of the story and concept (it sounds special to me), but because of extreme fanservice. They have a certain sense of dissapointement, unlike Qwaser II. Sometimes, I love fanservice, but not on the extreme level like these titles.
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Old 2012-01-01, 08:56   Link #83
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I definitely agree with Blood C, C and Fractale. Possibly No.6 too, but haven't finished it. The others I didn't watch cause I didn't expect anything good from them anyway. Among the top animes Steins;Gate was a small disappointment for me, but I still found it very good.
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Old 2012-01-01, 10:24   Link #84
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I was dissapointed by Qwaser II because of overused ecchi and pointless fillers (the most ridiculous ones are the chibified episode and the hot springs episode). These are the only bad things shown in this second season. The only good things for me about the second season were the opening, the all-girls academy rescue arc, the last episode and action scenes shown in the first half and the last episode.
I don't get this post. you can just tell from the google image search what the show entails and it also says it in the genres of the anime - ecchi and fanservice. so i don't understand this post. the show's just doing what it says it's gonna show the viewer?
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Old 2012-01-01, 11:03   Link #85
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Don't feed the troll.

My biggest disappointment this year was Blood-C. I like the previous instances of the franchise, so this was just a huge let down.

For the others... I guess if you don't anticipate much, you don't get disappointed.

I watched C for the pretty visuals and appealing character designs initally and was quite pleased with it actually. The idea of deals being battles might be a bit stupid, but that goes for so many animes, it's nothing to write home about. Horizon has school themed battles, there are anime about bread baking battles and we will see yet another incarnation of "music is war" this season.
I liked that losing a battle had an impact, I think this was played out quite nice.

Fractale looked like it would be another generic futurefantasy series and it was exactly that.

No.6 started out with a boys only theme and kept to it. Not interesting for me, but that was clear from the start. Again nothing to be disappointed about.

Merry looked like it's main purpose was to carry a moe main character and not much more. So it was actually better than I thought.

So asside from those leading the field, more disappointments:
- Deadman Wonderland. I read a couple of manga chapters and it seemed interesting. Then I saw it was only 12 episodes...
- Hen Zemi. Souned like a funny concept. But the fetishes they went off on were too sick for me, to follow up on those jokes. I mean things like eating shit? Really... -_-'
- Mayo Chiki!, Manyuu Hikenchou, Maken-Ki! Yay fanservice!!.. Wait, what is this? Can't see anything. Damn Censors. Also, there is a difference between big boobs and... those things Manyuu Hikenchou showed me. What the hell. Learn some modesty and aesthetics.

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Old 2012-01-01, 12:32   Link #86
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From the shows I watched it has to be Dantalian no Shoka, I never finished it.
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Old 2012-01-01, 14:42   Link #87
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It has to be Fractale. I mean, it's set in Ireland! How often does an Anime get set in this isolated island on the edge of the continent! Never! Heck it's rare for us even to get live action TV set here.

And so, Fractale got made, it had a decent staff, interesting concept, and good designs, the staff were supposed to be going all out. And it was set in Ireland, IRELAND!!!

And then I watched it, there were near photographic reproductions of places I've been! But in the end, it was all kinda dull.
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Old 2012-01-01, 15:35   Link #88
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I don't get this post. you can just tell from the google image search what the show entails and it also says it in the genres of the anime - ecchi and fanservice. so i don't understand this post. the show's just doing what it says it's gonna show the viewer?
I watched every episodes of Qwaser (minus mini-OVA) and I already know what is about. I'm just giving my opinion about the dissapointed second season (that I watched the same time as the new episodes were posted).
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Old 2012-01-01, 16:58   Link #89
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I was dissapointed by Qwaser II because of overused ecchi and pointless fillers (the most ridiculous ones are the chibified episode and the hot springs episode). These are the only bad things shown in this second season. The only good things for me about the second season were the opening, the all-girls academy rescue arc, the last episode and action scenes shown in the first half and the last episode.
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I watched every episodes of Qwaser (minus mini-OVA) and I already know what is about. I'm just giving my opinion about the dissapointed second season (that I watched the same time as the new episodes were posted).
The manga and the first season also had overused ecchi, your point is? If you were watching seikon no qwaser, you should expect to see an huge ammount of needless fanservice moments.
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Old 2012-01-01, 17:03   Link #90
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My picks for disappointments of the year are probably going to be Madoka Magica and Nichijou. Both shows had plenty of promise in my book, but in the end, it was the execution of the story that brought them down.

For Madoka Magica, it felt as is Gen Urobuchi was trying way too hard to create his own answer to Neon Genesis Evangelion, which results in the show being WAY too dark (i.e. most of the main cast being killed off) for me to handle. It also doesn't help that the title character pretty much does nothing for most of the series (making her even more useless than Shinji Ikari).

Meanwhile, Nichijou, with its first episode, had the potential to be Kyoto Animation's answer to the bizarre slice-of-life titles produced by SHAFT. Unfortunately, the show suffered in the form of some jokes being way too bizarre, unfunny moments being dragged out for way too long, and too much focus on the more negative parts of the show (i.e. Mai being a major troll).
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Old 2012-01-01, 17:47   Link #91
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I don't tend to *start* series I'm calculating disappointment... but Yumekui Merry looked exciting and then it just failed to hold me. Nichijou *should* have been a smash hit given my history of series I liked... but I never could generate any emotion towards the series.

However, if something is a fair adaptation of the source material, its kind of odd to say one is "disappointed" in something that reflects its source material.
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Old 2012-01-02, 05:02   Link #92
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The manga and the first season also had overused ecchi, your point is? If you were watching seikon no qwaser, you should expect to see an huge ammount of needless fanservice moments.
The first season (I read the manga before the anime come out and I really liked) is for me better than the second season that I was dissapointed. The second season have slightly more overused ecchi than the first season. Thus I watched for the story.
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Old 2012-01-03, 12:23   Link #93
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Hold on to your horses, this one's going to be a very long journey of disappointment since up until autumn that's what most of my year consisted of (with a couple of high-profile exceptions).

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail: I was expecting epic action on the level of the two previous seasons and we got that... sort of. Something was off throughout the entire OVAs: it just wasn't up to snuff. Maybe it was me that got overly hyped for this and got shot down but it didn't feel as awesome as the two first seasons.

C: I loved the show concept, I really dug it but it just went downhill from there. 11 episodes just wasn't enough to tie up every story thread and let's not talk about the virtually non-existing budget when it came to actually animating the thing. It's sad because I believe that given enough time and at least a bit more money it could have turned out a cult hit.

Dantalian no Shoka: this show had it's charm but it went downhill pretty fast. 12 episodes would have been more than enough for the little plot it had but they never did pick it up until the absolute final moments leading to a rushed ending that I'm still trying to figure where it actually came out from. It's a shame because it really had a lot of charm.

Fractale: I'm an optimistic so I seriously tried to like this show but the plot simply wasn't there. It had a lot of interesting ideas that nobody seemed to have considered whether they actually worked together or not. The ending though takes the cake as one of the most nonsensical I've seen in a show lately.

No.6: here's another one that had a great premise, a world that showed promise and yet it made me so uninterested that I actually dropped it halfway through. For some of you that might not seem like much but just look up and notice that I managed to finish both C and Fractale and you can begin to comprehend just how much it means for me to consciously drop a show. I can't really explain why I dropped it but I think it has much to do with a lack of objective for the characters early on. The world looked amazing and yet the main characters seemed to merely be content by living another day and I couldn't really glimpse what the show was aiming for.

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto: this wasn't a bad show but I expected more from it. The show took too much time throwing the enemy of the week at the main character before cutting to the chase and actually moving the plot. It wasn't bad but I was just expecting a lot more.

Toaru Majutsu no Index II: Maybe I'm getting old, maybe I'm getting too demanding but the sequel just looked too much by the books for me to get as hooked as I got on the first season. Maybe Railgun spoiled me a bit.

Yumekui Merry: Like others said it started out a bit slowly and cliché but even then it showed promise. Then by the mid run it got awesome and I couldn't wait for the next episode. In the end it threw us one amazingly subpar ending that completely threw everything out the window. Way to go J.C. Staff, you did it again!

Tamayura: Hitotose: I was already a bit cautious about this one after the OVAs but I still hoped they could recapture the magical feeling Aria gave me. It didn't and I think I understand why: while the cast is obviously important in the slice-of-life genre what really got me hooked on Aria was not any of the characters but the planet it was set it. The city of neo-venezia was a character in Aria and Tamayura didn't manage to get a counterpart to it, that's it's main failing for me. Maybe it's my fault for expecting something that the show wasn't trying to be but with everything else is so clearly cut from the same mold the lack of that non-speaking, ever present "character" is painfully obvious and drives the show down a few notches.
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Old 2012-01-03, 13:08   Link #94
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C: I loved the show concept, I really dug it but it just went downhill from there. 11 episodes just wasn't enough to tie up every story thread and let's not talk about the virtually non-existing budget when it came to actually animating the thing. It's sad because I believe that given enough time and at least a bit more money it could have turned out a cult hit.
[C] was by far the most disappointing show of 2011 for me. I keep waiting for Nakamura Kenji and company to produce another masterpiece like Bakeneko/Mononoke and have been disappointed both times now. I thought the premise for [C] was silly; more episodes wouldn't have cured that, nor would a larger animation budget have mattered. I would have enjoyed a series for adult viewers with a focus on economics; what we got was a shounen battler with cute fairy girls. If [C] had treated economics the way Noein treated quantum physics I would have found it a lot more satisfying.
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Old 2012-01-03, 13:26   Link #95
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Still catching up, so for me, the 2011 disappointments are still rolling in.
Here is another one I decided to drop just now:

Infinite Stratos -(this was spring 2011, right?)
So why did I have above average expectations? Well, I blame you guys. The IS girls show up a lot in top moe ratings and then there seemed to exist people who thought this was good, even aside from that. Which led me to believe it might have a plot of some sort in addition to that.
Why does it suck though? It has the dumbest, most clueless, most useless male lead I have ever witnessed in any show up to today. Shinji would kick his ass. I know, this is what you havo to expect when porting dating sims to anime (I don't actually know if this was ever a dating sim, but watching the anime sure felt like I was clicking through one...). But really, this guy takes the cake.
So then we get the girls transfered in one after another and I feel like I'm watching endless 8 again, just with a transfer student theme. The girls are really cute, but all they can do in this show is fight over the MC and he does not react in any way to their fighting.
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Old 2012-01-03, 15:56   Link #96
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Infinite Stratos - everyone hyped this thing up, it seems. Didn't care for it. Watched two episodes, stopped watching. Meh.

Horizon - Sunrise... why? Disjointed story, setting never fully explained... huge 13 episode prologue to anime series that could be very long. I liked it somewhat but it could have been done better. Have to do background reading to get a sense of what is going on. If this ever became super popular, this would be the type of a series which would be a "Rework of."

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Old 2012-01-03, 16:28   Link #97
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Infinite Stratos -(this was spring 2011, right?)
This series was from Winter (january) 2011, not spring.
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Old 2012-01-03, 23:17   Link #98
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Gundam AGE - The only thing that could save this show is if the main character had a KaibaCorp DuelDisk...The sad thing about this show isn't that it's a "kiddy show", but based on it's rudimentary writing staff it's apparently written by kids aswell...Not the Honors' English kids...

Hunter X Hunter (re-due) - DBZ Kai (before the a$$hat musical director ruined the show by stealing music) was a rare treat of how much better a series could be condensed and redone, but H x H is just the opposite, because, well, it doesn't need to exist..It's not as good as the original and surprising it's drawn much much worse (especially for the times)...It's just an indulgent piece of drek, that doesn't even seem to have the animation budget to be a truly special re-imagination...It shouldn't even exist, so it doesn't...

Black Lagoon OVA - When will people finally admit this show and all it's iterations are overhyped and below average...Just cause you have a show with guns and hawt chicks doesn't mean you have a good show with guns and hawt chicks...Just kill the bionic maid already, and somebody tell Rock "Bro your not fkn kewl, menthol or no menthols..."
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Old 2012-01-03, 23:37   Link #99
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My greatest disappointment was Penguindrum

Not because it's horrible, it's actually a rather good anime.

However, I really feel that the ending was a terrible waste of an incredible potential. The right ending would have put it right up there with Madoka Magica for best show in 2011. After the ending I think it has to drop down to 5th or 6th at best.

Particularly galling to me was the way

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Old 2012-01-05, 02:07   Link #100
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To be honest, i really do like Mystery animes but this one just doesn't suit my taste. What i hate the most about UN-GO is that it has this kid who suddenly turns into a weird creature, and ofcourse her special ability to possess someone to forcibly make them spit out things they never intend to reveal killed its purpose of being a Mystery anime. I know it is unique but i don't see any fun in there if they can uncover the truth that easily. Dropped after watching 2 episodes. I hate to say this, when it comes to cases, Un-go is way too boring unlike detective conan
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