Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Disappointing anime and manga

I tried. I tried to like these series with all my might, but it just didn't work out for me. This is a list of anime that I haven't been able to get into, have watched and didn't like or that simply let me down.

1. Naruto
Simply put, I can't get into Naruto, no matter how hard I try! I've watched nearly the entire first season of Naruto but that was as far as I got. For me, getting really into an anime (or television series or book etc) within the first three or five episodes is a must, and it just never happened with Naruto. I didn't want to keep watching it, I didn't grow attached to the characters and I didn't want to find out what happened at the end of the arc and so I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. I even tried skipping the original and went to Shippuden but it still didn't hold my interest.

2. One Piece
When I was a young'n I was introduced to the horrendous One Piece original dub. Even as a young anime lover, I could tell how ridiculous and cut the dubbed version was. When I got a bit older I tried to watch the new dub and the original sub but just could not get into the storyline! I have a few friends that love One Piece and I really wanted to enjoy it but I think watching the original dub as a child has ruined it for me forever. 

3. Sword Art Online
A little controversial, but I can't leave this off of the list. When this series started I was so damn excited. I watched from when the very first episode aired, right until the very end of the series and at first things were going really well. The first half of this series is spectacular and for a long time I thought it would creep up and be just as good as some of my other favorites, but no. About half way through everything went down hill. It got so bad. Bad enough that I almost stopped watching it but only kept going because I was holding onto the hope that it would return to it's original spectacular state. I know a lot of people that didn't mind the second half, but it was nearly impossible for me to watch.

4. The Legend of Korra (season two and three)
Technically not an anime I know, but my love for Avatar: The Last Airbender has been kept off of this blog until now. I, among many, was so unbelievably excited for The Legend of Korra and I can't help but be very disappointed with what we got. The first season was fine, it wasn't amazing, but it was fine but the following season and what I've watched of the third season (currently airing) were all over the place and the characters were all annoying. I could go on and on about this but I'll leave it at that for now. 

That's all for this post today! What anime disappointed you?
Love from Maddie xo


  1. So you hate "The Big Four" right? I hate when people hate the big four (Bleach, Fairy Tail, Naruto and One Piece) without giving them a go >:(.

    1. Nope, if you read previous blogposts you will know that I love Fairy Tail, and whilst I have not mentioned it on here, I love Bleach as well. You need to get your facts straight anonymous before commenting on people's posts!

  2. The One Piece 4Kids dub is a product of nightmares hahaha.

    Paul and I just watched episode 1 of season 3 Korra. It's actually pretty interesting/entertaining and they've managed (at least in this episode) to causally brush off the love triangle in favour of giving Korra and Asami and an actual friendship. Can't say Bolin's improving haha.

    Oh and I read up on what happened in Valvrave the Liberator because I never was inclined to continue watching it... what the hell were the writers thinking....

    1. Oh my god! I abolished Valvrave the Liberator from my memories! How on earth could I forget that, thank you for reminding me Costa! I'm going to have to include that in any future posts lthat are similar to this one!

    2. Costa the 4Kids One Piece was the greatest