Dropped Anime

Dropped Anime

Introduction

Today we’ll be looking at a few of the anime I’ve dropped over the years. While I’ve dropped more than just the six listed below, these are the ones for which I know when I dropped them, if that makes any sense.

Some of the anime on this list I consider to be the worst I’ve ever seen, but others just lost my interest for one reason or another. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the anime I decided weren’t worth completing.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-

Arpeggio of Blue Steel is a battleship anime, but not just any battleship anime, it’s a battleship girl anime like what I assume KanColle to be if you’re familiar with that series. However, despite thinking it was a stupid idea for an anime, I gave it a try.

The first thing this anime has going against it is its use of CGI. It doesn’t look good, as is the case for most 3D CGI anime. But, if you can get past how the anime looks, you’ll get a harem anime which as we all should know, isn’t often a good thing.

I ended up dropping this series after two episodes because it wasn’t interesting enough for me to be able to ignore the issues I had with it. Despite dropping it two episodes in, I still gave it a 4/10 rating because although it was bad, it was by no means the worst.

Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland is another anime I dropped after two episodes, however, I don’t actually remember why I dropped it anymore. It’s an edgy anime about criminals who are forced to kill each other as an attraction at a theme park, so that’s most likely why I dropped it, but I can’t be sure.

Like Arpeggio of Blue Steel, I ended up giving this series a 4/10. Apparently there are a lot of people who like this series, but I doubt I’ll ever actually give it another try considering it’s rated lower than Arpeggio of Blue Steel on MAL.

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is the most popular anime I’ve dropped. Unlike the previous two, I don’t actually know what episode I dropped this series on, but it was somewhere between 50 and 75.

This may seem like the series was good since I watched that many episodes, but really it was only the first roughly 50 episodes that were watchable. If I was to rate just that first part, I think I might have given this series a 6.

However, after the first part which is decent, the plot changes for the second part of the series. Not only does the plot change, but every single character from part one is no longer in part two. I found it very difficult to care about what was going on in the series anymore.

I guess you could think of it like how JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has a new cast for every part, except this was worse. In the end, Fairy Tail is another 4/10.

Lucy and Natsu from the anime Fairy Tail
Lucy and Natsu (Fairy Tail)

Kuromukuro

Kuromukuro, despite not being the highest rated series out of this list on MAL, is probably the one I had the least issues with. However, it had one fatal flaw which is that it didn’t stand out enough.

It’s a mecha anime which generally isn’t my genre, but despite that, I found the series to be watchable. The issue with it is that I actually forgot it existed about five episodes in, and once I remembered I had been watching it, I didn’t care enough to continue the series.

If I’m rating just the part of the series which I saw, then Kuromukuro is a 5/10, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it goes downhill later on in the series.

Magical Girl Ore

Magical Girl Ore is the worst anime I’ve seen, and that’s saying a lot because I watched In Another World With My Smartphone. After only one episode I dropped this series and gave it my only 1/10 rating.

Now, one could argue that I overreacted because I’m a fan of the magical girl genre, but this anime is trash no matter how you look at it. It’s supposed to be a spoof of the magical girl genre like how KonoSuba was a spoof of the isekai genre, but it doesn’t work in the same way.

Magical Girl Ore tried way too hard to be a parody which is why it failed. While KonoSuba plays off the tropes of isekai and assumes the viewer understands them, Magical Girl Ore felt the need to explain its own jokes.

You don’t need to explain to the viewers that a magical girl isn’t supposed to look like a giant, buff man; we know that already. I think the series would have been much better if they replaced their explanations with simple, deadpan humor.

Pop Team Epic

Compared to Magical Girl Ore, Pop Team Epic seems like a good anime, but I dropped it after only one episode as well and gave it a 2/10. The main problem I have with Pop Team Epic is that it simply wasn’t for me, also I don’t think it’s good, but that’s probably related.

It’s essentially the anime version of the show Robot Chicken, but since I think that’s a terrible show as well, it’s no surprise I didn’t like Pop Team Epic.

One of the gags in the series is to split the episode into two halves which are exactly the same content, just with different voice actors. Although I only watched one episode, apparently that’s something the series continues to do throughout.

To me, that’s a pretty lazy idea. Instead, they should have made the episodes half-length like Cromartie High School and then they could have had a single episode with different voice actors as the gag. I really don’t see the appeal in watching each episode twice in a row.

I already watched Haruhi‘s Endless Eight once, I don’t need to go through that again for every episode of a series.

Conclusion

So there you have it, six anime I dropped and a short explanation of my thoughts on each of them. Have you completed any of these anime? Do you think I should give any of them a second try? (I won’t.)

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