Most of us have been anime fans for many years, and we’ve seen some really bad things happen with anime in that time. Studio changes, leading to a massive change in art or thematic style. No proper ending, since the creator would rather we went out and bought the manga. Too many filler episodes. A series going on hiatus for years. Never getting a second season. We asked J-List customers to tell us what’s the worst thing that can happen to an anime, and these are their replies!
What’s the Worst Thing That Can Happen to an Anime? J-List Customers Respond!
The worst thing is definitely no season 2. No Game No Life barely got to start before it ended. The movie prologue was cool at least.
Censorship masquerading as “localization.”
No budget/overuse of CGI should be near the top of the list. Berserk being destroyed with its awful CGI use made one of the best manga nearly unwatchable in anime form.
When the anime is just promotional material for the manga, and the manga is untranslated.
Censorship. Changing the translation to be politically correct. Incorrect subtitles. Assigning pronouns to characters.
Hiatus is usually a good thing. It avoids the “Has more filler than canon” problem. Just look at how good the return of Bleach has been.
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When it crams nine light novel volumes into a 26-episode season and is super rushed. This was Index 3 in a nutshell.
Watching anime in the 2000s, I was used to series ending with an ambiguous “fuck you, go read the manga” ending, no season 2, or finding out entire characters and story arcs were removed from the anime. Eventually, I decided to almost exclusively read the manga.
Honestly, not following the manga. Soul Eater is a sad example of this.
When the author dies (HOTD).
Getting a Western live-action adaptation.
And yet, with all this, Rent a Girlfriend is still getting new seasons…
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