The world of anime is a lovely domain that overflows with unique experiences and stories. But with the sheer quantity of anime made and aired every day, it's a given that some will be far from brilliant. When it comes to keeping track of the absolute worst anime, MyAnimeList is the most popular and reliable platform for the job.
In more ways than one, these anime represent the bottom of the barrel. These anime series, OVAs, and ONAs were selected with the criteria that they need to have at least more than one episode. The only thing worse than one horrible anime episode, OVA, or movie is an entire season's worth of them.
Updated on December 5th, 2022 by Angelo Delos Trinos: The 2020s may have only just begun, but there's more anime than ever before. This also means that there's a lot of terrible anime. To reflect this reality, this list was expanded to add more legendarily bad anime based on MyAnimeList's scores.
The Dark Myth was the kind of 2-part OVA that should've worked. The Dark Myth had a generic but serviceable story about a young hero who fought an ancient evil. However, the anime's execution was terrible.
MyAnimeList users and anime viewers agreed that Garzey's Wing is one of the best recommendations for a wild guilty pleasure viewing. The fact that Garzey's Wing didn't score lower on MyAnimeList is a miracle.
Adult-oriented anime tend to be made on low budgets and effort, but Offside Girl was one of the cheapest-looking OVAs of its kind. The 2-episode OVA was more of a slideshow than an animated adult movie.
This anime revival was lazy in almost every regard. The new The Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor was indistinguishable from the generic fantasy anime of the 2010s, the comedy was lackluster, and the animation was bad.
Beyond its ugly animation, Rusted Armors was a generic alternate-history tale set in Japan's feudal past. If not for its lackluster CGI, Rusted Armors would be yet another unremarkably bad and disposable fantasy anime.
2020 was a generally good year for anime, but Ninja Collection was the exception. Ninja Collection disappointed viewers with its bad animation and convoluted story. Worst of all, there weren't any ninja.
There are many politically-charged commentaries and satires in anime, but Hey, President Trap-Kun! was one of the worst. This 2-episode ONA reimagined then-president Donald Trump as the crass transfer student, Trap-kun.
Even ignoring the game's age and how formulaic the story was, Wonder Momo was difficult to watch. Wonder Momo's animation was cheap and lifeless. The anime was slightly redeemed by its sheer randomness.
Experienced anime viewers often have low expectations for children's anime, or kodomomuke anime. However, Forest Fairy Five was so bad that it gave all children's anime a bad name among MyAnimeList users.
Pupa is one of the most legendarily bad anime ever made. The anime focused on a disturbing but otherwise predictable sibling romance. To top it all off, Pupa was a gross-out horror anime with body horror.
As is the case with most terrible anime adaptations, Vampire Holmes was based on a shallow mobile game. None of Vampire Holmes' jokes landed, the vampire mythos was poorly executed, and the animation was horrible.
Ladyspo was the rare anime that seemed as if no effort was put into its animation. The entire series felt like a surreal slideshow. Characters barely moved, and the "animation" was mostly composed of still frames.
Ladyspo was a generic sports anime with a comedic and intergalactic twist. However, whatever redeeming qualities Ladyspo could've had was overshadowed by some of the worst sports animation in anime history.
Although many fans came to love EX-ARM in an ironic way, it's still one of the worst anime ever made. Despite its terrible quality, EX-ARM was shamelessly promoted by Crunchyroll. Fans mocked EX-ARM the moment its first trailer debuted.
Abunai Sisters had a threadbare plot about reality star secret agents, unlikeable characters, and ugly animation. Even calling the anime a cheap excuse for fanservice would be overstating its accomplishments.
Three members appear in the front of two opponent members. Then, the three members vanish and appear in the back of the two opponent members, which result that the opponent is in offside place and has offside.
This tactic is used to force the opponent to commit an offside offence by making the defense line go up with the right timing. Nowadays, as a player is not guilty of an offside offence unless they become directly and clearly involved in active play, players not involved in active play cannot be "caught offside", making the tactic riskier. An attacker, upon realizing they are in an offside position, may simply choose to avoid interfering with play until the ball is played by someone else first.
"A Team Performance", known as "World Duel Carnival's Kickoff! Blazing Striker, Kakeru Kunitachi" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on October 17, 2011, and aired in the United States on September 1, 2012.
Yuma draws "Gagaga Magician" and summons him (with his soccer uniform) and attacks, Caswell says that "Gagaga Magician" has more ATK than Wing Captain who has his ATK back to 1100 but he ends up getting an offside. Astral says he smells a Trap Card and Yuma says it stinks too because Striker activated "Offside Trap" which negates the goal (battle damage) and his monster isn't destroyed and ends his turn much to Yuma's dismay. Astral has observation #15 which angers Yuma because that observation is an insult to Yuma, then Striker mocks his gameplay and summon "Top Scorer". Astral and Yuma say that's is ought to be illegal because he need to Tribute a monster because "Top Scorer" is a Level 5 monster but Striker says that if the has "Stadium of Dreams" card in play, he doesn't need to sacrifice anything. He then attacks "Gagaga Magician" and then attacks directly with which he now has 1700 LP. He then activates "Eye Contact" which lets him add "Offside Trap" to his hand and sets it.
Sweeping, better known as "cleaning/clearing out poachers (or jackals) at breakdown" (the point after tackle is made, but before and during a ruck is formed), refers to tackling and clearing opponents from getting to the ball after a teammate is tackled to the ground. But by cleaning out a poacher, defensive teams cannot legally jump offside if they decide not to contest the ball.
Most of the time Ajimu is laid-back as she is mostly seen smiling. But inside she has some dark traits similar to a regular Minus. She has a hate for people with "power" such as people with friends, skills, looks, and personality (she hates Shōnen manga because it shows off the people with power winning). Because of this, she fell for Kumagawa (who also shares the same view). Unlike Kumagawa however, she seems to have developed this personality due to how incredible her own abilities are, as opposed to the Minuses, who develop this mindset due to being failures at everything they try. In this vein, Ajimu labels herself as one of the Not Equals, as both Pluses and Minuses are the same in her eyes. Ajimu frequently breaks the fourth wall; she is aware that she is a character in a manga, knows how many volumes of the series have currently been released (thirteen at the time), and even knows that an anime adaption of Medaka Box is in production.
Afterwards, Ajimu reveals to Tsurubami and Zenkichi that she changed this manga to a love comedy because the main character has a higher chance of winning in this genre. She makes the declaration that she will then end this manga before the anime starts. Ajimu meets with Shiranui with the proposal papers to move the election from April to December. She thinks Zenkichi will win, just like a side character that beats all others in popularity polls- the underdog effect. She reveals that the last year's election might be based off the bandwagon effect and low voter turnout. Ajimu will based the election on getting the votes of Abnormals, Minuses, Normals, and the people who voted for Medaka because of Zenkichi's help, like Shiranui. As Shiranui leaves, Ajimu asks why she is helping Zenkichi with his love. Shiranui says that Ajimu doesn't know a thing even though she lived forever.
In Episode 24 of the anime, Ajimu appears in the episode's introduction to speak to the audience concerning the nature of Kumagawa and the episode itself, as well as to thank the viewers for watching the series.
"Nichijou Episode 15" (日常の第十五話, Nichijou no Dai-jū-go-wa?) is the fifteenth episode of the Nichijou anime. The episode was written by Taichi Ishidate and directed by Noriyuki Kitanohara. It aired on July 11, 2011.
Back at the Shinonome household, Nano asks Hakase why her key doesn't come off. Hakase sits in a swivel chair and turns to listen to Nano, who just entered the room. Nano continues, telling the Professor about how the key really gets in her way at school; during PE, she had to do a belly roll on the high jump, and when they were playing soccer, she was called offside because of it! Eating a cookie, Hakase tells Nano that she can take her key. Nano springs upward and lands on her back in exaggerated surprise. She sits herself up and starts rubbing where she hit her head as little cartoon birds fly circle above like in so many cartoons. Nano tries to ignore this, asking Hakase, "You can take it off? Why didn't you say so earlier?" The Professor cheerily tells Nano that she'll take it now. Nano bemoans that every day of her youth is precious. Cheering up, she continues that she can now finally live the ordinary life of a high school girl. She turns to show her key to the Professor and asks, "Could you take it right now?" Hakase pulls out a digital camera and aims it at Nano, saying "stare..." (視). We see Nano from Hakase's view through the camera as Nano trembles with uncertain dread. "Professor," she asks, "are you..." Hakase moves the camera's aim down to Nano's key and takes a photo. "I took it," she says. In response, Nano jumps again, much higher this time, and landing harder, with her legs sticking straight up. Nano is then lying on the ground, quaking and crying, begging Hakase, "Don't make stupid, old puns like that." Hakase rubs the back of her head apologetically, saying, "Sorry, sorry." Nano asks again if the key comes off. Hakase crosses her arms and adopts a serious tone as she says, "Well..." But she says nothing else, instead dozing off. Nano, standing this time, launches onto her back. A litle sign representing 1000 points pops up. Nano stands back up and cries to the Professor, "I don't need any more of your jokes!" She again demands to know if her key comes off. Hakase gives her a "calm down" gesture and tells her, "It does, it does." She reassures Nano that she's taken tons of keys; taking hers should be no problem. She then picks up the camera again and takes another photo of Nano's key. Nano falls on her rear end and bounces backwards, hitting three Super Mario-esque blocks of bricks suddenly floating in the air, with coins popping out of each brick when she hits it, and saying, "Coin, coin, coin, jump!" Hakase finds this hilarious and starts laughing uproariously, falling on the ground and kicking her legs as she holds her stomach. "You said coin, coin," she laughs. "You said coin, jump!" Nano looks at the Professor, not at all pleased. Nano then raises her hand and says, "Professor! I have a question!", but she's recovering from laughing so hard that she couldn't breathe. Nano asks anyway, noting that she's been reacting strangely all day. Did Hakase do something to her? Hakase sits up and tells her that yesterday, she gave Nano a new reaction function. Nano blasts into the air, and then flies around the room repeating "shibibi" (シビビ). 2b1af7f3a8