Weak

Active Raid

A cocktail of boring, dull and more boring. Not what I'd expect from a futuristic cop show with power suit battles.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Agent Aika

An anime that is all about panty shots, and some half baked attempt at a spy thriller type of plot. I'm not joking about the panty shots. No anime will ever top Agent Aika in this category.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Air - TV

A decent attempt at being a touching romance with a touch of magic. It doesn't pull it off very well. You'll want to skip this unless specifically seeking this kind of title out because there's a lot to overlook.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Akai Hayate

A secret organization that rules the world through their shadow armor (ninja mecha suits). A guy ends up in his sister's body. Wait, where is this going? Yeah I have no clue either.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Amazing Nurse Nanako

Possibly intended as a heap of fan service. It's also pretty dumb. All that along with the main heroin being extremely annoying, manages to make this one a total waste of time.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Appleseed

Somewhere everything is going right, but people are still unhappy about it. Really? That's about all I got out of this one. It's a linear cop show that is strangely boring considering it's an action sci-fi show.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Big Order

Big Order? Do want fries with that? For a limited time, I can supersize the apocalypse.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Blue Gender

Starts like it could be a good sci-fi horror show, but degrades in plot quality as time goes on with a pretty poor finish.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Good :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Btooom

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Burn Up

A strait forward action anime so caught up in shooting holes in everything and busting down doors, it forgot the search warrant and that there's supposed to be a point.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Burst Angel

Generic. Dull. Even with parts in Osaka as a backdrop it's dull. And it takes real effort to be boring in Osaka.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Butt Attack Punisher Girl

If you haven't seen a girl break a katana in two with her butt cheeks, you haven't truly experienced anime. Honestly it's not very good, but lets face it - you're watching it for the concept.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Charger Girl Juden-chan

An "extreme" anime comedy so wrong it's just... wrong. Will probably offend most people, and disturb those who somehow find it funny (I'm the latter).

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
Comic Artist and Assistants

Some things are beyond redemption no matter how much help you have.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Cosplay Complex

An anime about anime characters dressing up like other anime characters. Fairly bad, but might be interesting to those who like to catch references to other (better) series.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Darkside Blues

Hard to follow, abstract would be an understatement. Didn't impress me, but still memorable for the missile deflection using a knife. Sometimes it's strange what you remember a title for.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Good :: Story: Bad
Desert Punk

Really bland. Mildly interesting main character, but overall fell flat. Had potential in the first episode with all the talk about a girl forced to make homemade pudding, but goes down hill from there.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
Devil May Cry

Cool franchise made into an anime which is anticlimactic and uninteresting. Dante kills demons, but doesn't struggle much aside from wrestling with the dull plot.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Eatman

Bolt Crank is a guy who spends each episode watching events as a bystander while eating various metal parts as a snack. Where all that metal comes out is pretty weird. I wasn't very hip on this series. It just wasn't engaging.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
El Hazard: Wanderers

Simplifying the idea of El Hazard, turns this into a dull story about a guy transported to a magical world. Done many many times elsewhere and better.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Eromanga Sensei

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Fair
Fight! Iczer 1

Iczers are warriors from outer space that like to obtain school girls named Nagisa to power their prized giant robots. This turns out to be convenient as the Earth is being invaded and we could use a good giant robot to repel the bad aliens. Disjointed and hard to follow, this one is tough to recommend.

Animimation: Excellent :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Flame of Recca

Flame of Recca is a martial arts type fighting anime with super powers. I'll be honest, I didn't get very far into this series because I found it that boring.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Garaga

Imagine a cybernetic Planet of the Apes done as an anime with 80s hair. Whatever you're thinking, it's not as cheesy as this one gets.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Gestalt

Very low budget, incomplete, but has its moments for one of those "priest who inadvertently travels with magic wielding slave girl" type of stories. I still think a remake done right of this show could be really good.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Girls Bravo

Might have worked if it had stuck to the premise of a guy who's allergic to girls on a planet of women. Instead it's just another dumb harem title. Still may appeal to costume fetishists. It's weak, but does have some fun with its concept.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Glasslip

No summary

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Excellent :: Story: Weak
Golgo 13: Queen Bee

Doesn't have the interesting action / music of the first film, nor does it have what makes the franchise interesting (in manga and TV series). Kind of hard to screw up a show based on excessive sex and violence.. and yet...

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Good Luck Ninomiya-kun

Pointless fan service anime. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Goshogun: Time Etranger

Looks interesting from an old school setup, but gets lost doing... whatever it's trying to do.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Hand Maid May

When the best an anime can come up with to keep the robot maid genre fresh is to miniturize the girl, you know there's going to be problems. Totally bland and better to skip.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Harlock Saga

Harlock franchise merged with the classical opera title "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner. On paper that sounds great, but the plot did not work well with the characters. Makes little sense and the result is boring.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Himegoto

This is one anime that will have you dreading panty shots. That bulge...

Animimation: Bad :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Himiko-den

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Hundred

Please tell me this isn't the girl count of this harem.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
I Couldn't Become a Hero..

Fusion between fantasy land, and Japan. Some cool ideas, and one fun character, but mostly comes down to typical harem antics.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Iczelion

Nagisa was an annoyance in the Iczer franchise. You'd think making her an aspiring pro wrestler would iron that out. I guess it just wouldn't be the Iczer franchise if that were true. This time around girls end up with Iczer like power suits. Kind of "meh" aside from the irritating main character.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
If Her Flag Breaks

Quirky premise that isn't used well, leaving it to the usual harem stuff. Silly and amusing sometimes, but has a poor ending. Flag broken, over and out.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
Ikki Tousen

Take one of the greats of Chinese Literature, then turn it into a dumb fan service laden martial arts anime. What you would expect if Street Fighter were all about panties.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Infinite Stratos

Pandering to anime fans has finally resulted in this: a totally unoriginal harem anime where girls fight over one guy, with a bunch of giant robots flying around and no logic supporting any of it.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Good :: Story: Bad
Iria: Zeiram the Animation

This concept goes back to 50's era monster sci-fi. Been done, and done better than here. Some interesting sci-fi technology, but better to skip this one.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Good :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Irregular at Magic High School

A mix of high school, action sci-fi featuring a protagonist with nearly god like super powers. No amount of fibre can make this one regular enough to watch.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls...

An anime that's much like watching someone else play an RPG. Yes, it's that boring.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Isuca

Stuff you've seen before done better, but this time with far more annoying characters.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

Typical story of boy gets hit by a spaceship, turned into a girl, then the two girls interested in him wonder if they're okay being lesbians.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Kite

One of the more controversial titles in anime. The uncut version sports excessive intense violence, and a lot of sex. The cut version removes the sex, but then doesn't make much sense. Either way it came off as pretty soulless.

Animimation: Excellent :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Kite Liberator

The original Kite had been pretty polarizing with different camps liking and hating it. This version doesn't have anything to do with the original, and is more a spiritual successor. It does manage to unite both camps to agree this one sucks.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo

No summary

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
La storia della Arcana Famiglia

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Lost Village

Better left un-found

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Lostorage Incited Wixoss

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Lucky Star

Slice of life comedy that is hit and miss... and miss and miss.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Magic User's Club - TV

No summary

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Magical Warfare

Generic name for a generic show. Has potential but doesn't do much with any of it, and mostly messes up what it has.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Mamotte Shugogetten

As another one of those magical girlfriend shows, this one comes off as being completely uninspired. It's cute at times with magical hijinks, but missing enchantment in its story.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Master of Martial Hearts

Colossally stupid most of the way through, with astounding ending that is crazy and totally evil (but kinda fascinating). Unexpected, but not it's worth watching just for that.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Master of Mosquiton 99

No summary

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Maze: Megaburst Space - OVA

Like the TV series but on fan service overload. Only covers a side story in the middle of the plot, so akward to watch for those unfamiliar with the series. Maze is kind of a sweetheart, everyone else is annoying.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Megami Paradise

If Baywatch were an anime, this is what it would be. Basically a bunch of anime girls running around. I think there was a point to all that. Sometimes they fight too.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Melancholy of Haruhi - S2

No summary

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Mezzo DSA

The concept of "problem solving team" taken from the movie (Mezzo Forte), turned into a generic boring pile of... something.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Moldiver

Anime take on the superhero genre. Mixed results, but I'm not really hip on the superhero genre to begin with.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
My Hime

Filler in the first half, transitioning to tragedy in the second, but then deciding to go back to filler at the end. Skip this one.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
Nagima?!

How to improve on the first weak series of Nagima? Retell the story and add punctuation marks. Oddly enough, it doesn't work?!

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
New Cutey Honey

The Cutey Honey franchise gets by with nastalgia and cuteness. While it has decent production quality, this incarnation is a little too dark and leering with fan service to pull it off.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Ninja Cadets

A show which doesn't know what it wants to be. Martial arts action? Comedy? How does a giant frog vs giant robot battle even fit into a ninja show? With no ending, it doesn't matter.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Ninja Gaiden

I'm not sure if this was based off the arcade or (8bit) NES game. Either way it was about as dumb as you'd expect from a ninja fighting a demons story.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Bad
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Things you've seen before done better elsewhere. It fails in execution, but might be okay if you want the usual anime romance thing.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Noucome

Choose: 1) watch an anime which fails to utilize it's concept. 2) go eat oreos. Mmm... Oreos.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Nuku Nuku Dash

Loses nearly all the fun and charm of the Nuku OVA, with uninspired story. A big disappointment considering it merges two concepts the Japanese should excel at: robot girls and catgirls. Maybe they should have turned her into a maid.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Weak :: Story: Fair
Oreimo

Sister stuff, with the worst sister character ever. Yeah, it's bad.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Otoboku

Seems like a fun adventure in cross dressing, but instead is more typical of an all girls school anime. Not a strong one at that, but I liked it all the same.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Princess Resurrection

A good concept with a macabre sense of humor, but heavily gimped due to the lack of (non serious) violence. So many titles could vastly improve by inserting a princess wielding a bloody chainsaw, which makes it a bit mysterious how this one ends up so dull.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Princess Rouge

Could almost seem charming if it weren't a carbon copy of Oh! My Goddess which did it better. The story is dropped in the middle, so it doesn't go anywhere.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Pumpkin Scissors

I'm guessing the Japanese may think the title is cooler than it sounds in English. This one spins it's wheels and goes nowhere.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Good :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Queen Emeraldas

Emeraldas s the brooding mysterious woman from the Harlock franchise. By the end of this, she'll still be brooding and mysterious, but kicked the ass of everyone who pissed her off. As a Harlock fan, I wasn't taken with this series.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
RG Veda

The only thing this title has going for it is that it was based off a CLAMP manga. If you've never heard of it, you're not missing anything. Not interesting. Bad plot.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Sakura Wars

Disjointed, and intended for Sakura Wars fans familiar with the franchise. Nothing is explained about the story, which must be complex considering no references here make sense.

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Good :: Story: Bad
Samurai Girls / Bride

No summary

Animimation: Good :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Excellent :: Story: Weak
Sekirei

An anime that basically substitutes Pokemon with big chested women. In all fairness, I'd rather collect buxom females than pocket monsters myself.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Sentimental Journey

Twelve girls with different stories, and twelve opportunities to make something cute but instead tends to be a snooze fest. I always enjoyed nap time, so perhaps it's unintentionally a sentimental journey.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Space Adventure Cobra

Imported due to animation featured in Mathew Sweet's video Girlfriend (seriously cool video, look it up). Old school, linear plot, main character that's hard to like. Does have funky music and cool animation though.

Animimation: Excellent :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Strange Love

A two part OVA. The first is absolutely terrible. The second had potential to become a better show, but is too sleazy to pull it off.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Strawberry Panic

Counter to expectations having "panic" in the title, this one is usually REALLY boring. Girl on girl without much action.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Tactics

One guy is an ass, one pouts all the time. Not the kind of duo I'd prefer leading an occult show.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Good :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Tenchi in Tokyo

Tenchi can't fit any more women in his house so he moves to Tokyo so he can collect a few more. A new love interest appears and despite being a normal girl, she introduces some interesting situations. The rest of the series doesn't fair so well...

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Testament of Sister New Devil

Good name for an anime, but too trashy and bland to live up to it.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
To Love Ru

It's like every harem anime ever made stuffed into one anime.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Toward the Terra - movie

A really dated sci-fi film with an interesting idea and story that can't be told well within a movie's time constraints. Devolves into a disaster movie at times, and hard to relate to the characters, but possibly worth watching for classic anime sci-fi fans.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Vandred

Interesting sci-fi anime from outward appearances, but too cliche, and generic with annoying characters and long winded speeches. Not completely terrible, but not very good. Features some hilariously sexist dialog though!

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Variable Geo

Two women fight in a contest for big prizes, but have to dress in sexy waitress outfits, and the loser has to strip. Not a very good title, certainly not classy, but I still think this concept has possibilities.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Bad
Very Private Lesson

Jailbait: the animation. Surprisingly no where near as sleazy as you might expect, but unfortunately about as dumb as you might expect. It's oddly cute sometimes though.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Weak :: Story: Weak
Voogie's Angel

Lacking flaver, this one has nothing going for it. And seriously, what's up with the name "Voogie"?

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Wandaba Style

Take a bunch of annoying girls and shoot them into space. This approach could fix so many anime titles, but the problem here is that even in space they don't go away.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Wanna Be the Strongest

When you make an anime about an idol becoming a pro-wrestler, intelligence is obviously not invited. While low budget and poorly done, it has some good points too. Currently the anime I'd most like to see redone (properly).

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair
Wedding Peach - TV

Wedding Peach is one of those magical girl shows that really only the Japanese would have the guts to make. If you ever want to make militant feminists puke up blood, show them wedding peach and you'll get results.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Bad :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Wolf Girl and Black Prince

No summary

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Weak :: Design: Fair :: Story: Weak
Yosuga no Sora

Somewhat notorious due to the incest topic. Okay in parts. Tacky in parts. Suspenseful if you wonder when the brother / sister thing will finally going to go too far. And yes it really does.

Animimation: Fair :: Depth: Fair :: Design: Good :: Story: Weak
Zettai Boei Leviatan

Great background, ignored in favor of showing girls eating. A really strange way to screw up a fantasy anime.

Animimation: Weak :: Depth: Good :: Design: Fair :: Story: Fair