Alright, alright. First of all, this is pure discrimination. How many times do I have to tell you people that I don’t use MAL? I’ve been an anime-planet fan since 2013, as it appears, and I will probably not switch to MAL unless they screw up like…reeeeeeal bad.
So I had to, yet again, sort my watched list based on my lowest rating, check the actual rating and then go check MAL to see their rating. Do you fuckers know how inconvenient that is for a person as lazy as I am?
But let’s get into today’s stuff. One anime with a rating over 8 than I disliked. First thing that came to mind (and thank god it was rated over 8) is, of course, Honey and Clover.
I talked a bit of shit about the series on this blog on two separate occasions (Top 5 most hated anime series and 5 anime series that are not worth the hype) and I also got some shit in return from you, guys, saying that I’m an insensitive bitch and that I shouldn’t bash such a beautiful masterpiece.
Well…it’s still shit to me. With the high risk of repeating myself, this was one of the most boring series I’ve laid eyes upon. I found the story to be bland, the characters to be unappealing and annoying, the love triangle to be a big joke and the situations overall unrealistic and exaggerated.
I did not find one relatable thing or something that would make me feel things. I still find it weird how, in the span of multiple years covered in the series, everyone remained basically the same, there was no character development and everything was so. fucking. slow. Dear god just kill me.
It’s a pretty one, I’ll give it that. Not a big fan of the character design in particular, but it’s pleasing to the eye and has a nice animation, especially for something that came out in 2005. But it still doesn’t compensate for the lack of actual story and essence. To me, it was just one of those titles that seemed to try too hard (I’m looking at you, Bakemonogatari), only to massively fail in the end.
Would I recommend this to anyone? Nope. Do I regret watching it? Also no. Even bad experiences are experiences and, after all, it did do one good thing: it was the subject of today’s challenge.
That being said, what’s the one popular anime you didn’t like?