At the end of the week, I steel myself for the worst and try to watch some of the lesser anime out there. You know the ones — the Chu-Bra’s and Onamori Himari’s of our lives. Sure, other shows are bad, but usually in a spectacular car wreck fashion that’s interesting to watch in some morbid way. The shows I want to talk about for this post, on the other hand, are terrible in such a mundane way that they normally wouldn’t even register on our radar. Let’s look at the candidates for the worst anime of the week.
Baka to Test to Shokanju 02
In the world of failed punchlines, Baka to Test to Shokanju (let’s go with BTS from now on for short) is king. To be honest, however, this show hasn’t been bad bad. The jokes just have no punch. I personally think humor has to straddle the line of offensiveness to be effective and BTS certainly doesn’t deliver on this front.
It is like the Wayne Brady of anime parody. BTS’s so safe and bland that a punch from a cat has more edge to it.
Well, being safe has its merits; it’s also not the worst anime this week.
Is this the week’s worst anime? Is every episode going to be twenty minutes of boring nonsense followed by two minutes of actual plot? I still don’t think this show is bad yet, but it’s so slow and plodding at the moment, it’s destined to be forgotten. People compare it to Higurashi, but only if you sucked all the soul out and replaced it with plastic animation.
Omamori Himari 02
This show in a nutshell:
Utterly derivative… but still not the worst.
I’m gonna be upfront right now and say that I don’t think this was the worst anime this week either. With that in mind, you gotta be pretty fucking bad to beat a show that has a dad ogling his daughter’s naked ass then staring wistfully at the ceiling, saying, “Grandma, you’d be proud that your granddaughter has an underwear fetish.”
You gotta be pretty fucking bad to beat a show that has a middle schooler groping her friend’s breasts.
So what’s so bad?
Ladies vs. Butlers! 02
My girlfriend turns to me and is like, “Was this originally a hentai game?” I wasn’t sure so I went to check the big anime chart. According to Chartfag, this was originally a light novel. Man, you can’t be serious, I thought to myself, so I decided to look it up on Wikipedia.
No, seriously, this was a novel? Light or not, I don’t care. Some dude put these scenes to words on paper and someone published it. I can’t even imagine the novelization for something as dumb as this:
A familiar voice interrupted my conversation with Shingo: “Eh? Your motive here is to do lewd things to girls, right?”
I immediately snapped back to see that spoiled brat Flameheart standing over my shoulder. “You’re still spouting this nonsense? — you berserk drill.”
Boing! “Stop calling me that!” she cried indignantly. “My name is Selnia Iori–” boing!— “…Flameheart.”
“Who cares about your full name…”
Boing! Leaning forward, Flameheart glowered, “I’m not that gracious to allow servant-ed students to use ‘your’ to address me.” Boing! “You should address me as Selnia-sama.”
I rolled my eyes and slumped in my seat, incredulous at her audacity. “Wow… -sama eh? Even if you’re a lady, it’s still quite shameless of you to say that.”
Yep. Within a single conversation, her boobs bounced at least four times. For. No. Reason.
You know, some harems at least try to give their tsunderekko a reason to have a change of heart. Croissant girl here saw our manly hero drowning, and all of a sudden, she couldn’t resist feeling a little weak in the knees. Heh, biotruths — no woman can resist the nipponjin! This shit is terrible. This shit was the worst anime I saw this week.