Anyways, in this edition, I’ll be giving out a bunch of raspberries to those who deserved it this year. First, let’s kick it off with the…
Biggest Lemon of the Year
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Ah yes, StrikerS was already interesting because of the bold decision to give the Nanoha franchise a 3rd series. Not only that, it also un-lolified the main characters, causing it to be a target of criticism from *ahem* certain quarters.
Nevertherless I had really high hopes for the show at the start, but eventually, the horrible production quality, the jumbo mess of characters and uninspired plot caught up to me.
’tis too bad really, and StrikerS had many chances to elevate the Nanoha franchise to even higher peaks, but sadly, this was all scuttled away.
Most Disappointing Ending of the Year
Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~
After a rather lackluster and messed up run, Zero no Tsukaima II was about to end the show with one of the best highlights of the series, namely Saito’s selfless sacrifice to face an entire army, alone, just to save Louise, his abusive master.
Sadly, even that was ruined with the deus ex machina of the year by having Saito miraculously return back, unharmed, with the only explanation given in a 5 second titillating scene of Tiffania. That really just ruined the ending for me. Really.
There’s a 3rd season in progress though… I seriously hope it doesn’t turn out to be like this.
Most Impressive 3D Scenes That Was A Waste of Budget.
Getsumen to Heiki Mina’s Carrot Rocket lauch scene.
Seriously. Gonzo. WTF?
Weirdest Series Adaptation of the Year
Okay, idol-making game turns in to mecha show, fine. Said mecha’s function as asteroid breakers, fine. Main heroine falls in love with her mecha? Not fine.
Worst Show of the Year that I actually finished watching.
Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora
I have no idea how I survived this. Well, I admit it was the attraction for more Kaon x Himiko action every episode that compelled me to watch… but really, I admire myself for the fortitude to finish this.