Yes, the topic nobody wants to talk about, nor wants to give credits too. People are going to bash on this a lot, and I’m expecting that when I call the show(s) they watch flops of this year. Basically, the criteria is that the show is expected to be decently good, but ends up sucking balls. Yes, that’s basically it. Oh, and before I begin, you WANT to be ranked lower on this one (basically, first place is the biggest flop of 2009).
Fifth place: Shin Koihime Musou
If you didn’t already know, Shin Koihime Musou is the second season to Koihime Musou, and personally, I don’t even have the strangest ideas why it got the green light – I played the game itself, and it’s low on content and plot *cough cough*, I thought the anime could possibly make up for the lame-ness but nooooooooooooooooo, it sucked. If you don’t recall the hype over this, it was actually anticipated to be in the top three this year according to many predictions. Well guess what? FAIL
Fourth place: Hayate no Gotoku!! 2!!
Man oh man – myself and about 1000 other anime watchers loved the first season. When we started to watch the second one with the lame plot and the rare reference to the actual manga storyline, I cried. Yes, the jokes got lamer, the fourth-wall-breaking got excessive, and the artwork changed to a more amateur level. The only good thing about this series second season that didn’t make it a bigger flop was the reference to Hina’s love towards Hayate, which they show… abysmally, but it’s still there. Yessir, I watched the entire first season when it actually aired, and now I don’t even know how many episodes the second season has. Fourth biggest flop of this year – if you’re already ripping out your hair from these very ideas, don’t read on.
Third place, and as you will see on many other anime blog sites: Haruhi Suzumiya: Endless Eight
I couldn’t sum up the series better than with this picture. Now don’t feel too bad – the series had nothing to gain but everything to lose. I mean, the first season was so epic that it even is nominated for best anime of the 21st century. And when you try to air the second season, you get eight episodes of the same crap, same quotes, and the same things over and over again. You get more and more frustrated with Kyon each time he doesn’t say anything at the end of each episode. What the hell did the paper airplane have anything to do with homework? I’m considering making a shirt saying I watched and survived the entire Endless Eight. Any takers? (I just noticed how the infiniti symbol is an 8 on it’s side… LOL)
Second-place for the biggest douche flop goes to: the fact that Hidamari Sketch still gets green-lights everywhere it goes.
“Now SPIRAL, don’t be mean… just because nobody watches means that…” GOOD ONE. It actually was going to look good because of its supposedly unique artwork. When we heard of the plot, a few of us walked away. When we saw the trailer, many of us began to sprint as fast as we could away from. When we watched the first few episodes, we sailed away in our little boats. *sailing away* When we landed back, we were shocked to see the world in ruins as Hidamari Sketck gets its third season. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~ Let’s get back up on that boat again.
And the ultimate flop of 2009 goes to:
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class
OMG it’s going to be so cute, moe, and everything that moe-fans wish for in an anime. And the plot is going to be incredibly original, comical, and unique. HAHAHAHA NO. I won’t have to say anymore because this is my biggest flop of the year because of the lame designs, lame artwork, the cliche designs, and the extremely boring plot-line. The only thing I really thankful for is the fact that it only aired 12 episodes. And seriously, what is up with the picture anyway? Does pink-hair-chan think she’s Wolverine? Is stoned-eye girl-on-the-right going to sniff that paint? And why does that “girl” at the bottom right look like a guy? Thank goodness this list is only five.
On the brighter side of things, tomorrow is the penultimate list of 2009: the top ten manga! Look forward to that… sir.