When it comes to entertainment, we often judge what we want to see and what we don’t want to subject ourselves to. This is often due to directors we don’t like, annoying actors or sometimes just the freaky fandom surrounding said entertainment.
For me, there are some anime that I have actively avoided for different reasons. I figured I might as well get this off my chest by telling the internet the Top Five anime I will never watch.
Just a disclaimer, I am not saying that these anime are bad. They might even be, in your opinion, the best anime ever made. So don’t get mad at me, this is just my opinion.
- Code Geass
Okay, this one only made the list due to spoilers. I had the whole show spoiled for me so there isn’t any point watching it now.
This is the only anime I regret not watching, from what I keep hearing that it is a really good anime, but thanks to the internet and its spoilers I wont be able to properly enjoy this anime. Thanks a bunch, internet!
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
This has to be the pettiest excuse on this list, but the art style is a bit… how to put this… creepy. Something about the character design is unsettling to me. I think it’s down to the proportions and the details.
That is the only real reason. I know how pathetic it is, and I have no excuse.
That is my honest reason. I wish I had a better one, but I don’t.
- Deadman Wonderland
Okay, I’ll elaborate.
When this show came out, there was so much hype surrounding it. If there is one thing that puts me of anything, it is hype.
The hype has since died down, but something about the show is rubbing me the wrong way. Unlike other entries on this list, I don’t really know what it is. After all, from what I have seen the animation is great, the action is tence and apparently the characters are not too bad either. So why don’t I want to watch it? I don’t quite know.
- Azumanga Daioh
Slice of life anime can be a real hit or miss for me. Azumanga Daioh, from what I’ve heard doesn’t seem like my cup of tea. Something about the clips I’ve seen and the reviews I’ve read give me the impression that I would find this anime, well, rather dull.
This might just be me, but the animation looks really flat. I know that is kinda odd for me to say, but I don’t know what else I should say.
- Sword Art Online
This anime. Or rather, the fandom. I have never seen such a passionate fandom since Bronies. That is the main problem I have with this anime. The fans are crazy, and not the cute kind of crazy. Rather the ‘if you don’t agree with me, you must be a HATER!’ type of crazy.
I have been told by numerous people that the anime itself isn’t that good. Some have gone so far as saying that it is one of the worst animes in recent history. Yikes!
That, and I am a big Log Horizon fan. From what I have heard, SAO isn’t as good as Log Horizon. I guess it would be like having a three course meal in a five star restaurant one night, then going to MacDonalds the night after. Sorry, SAO fans. Please don’t hate me.