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Anime Spring 2014 Season -- What's Bad?

THE VICE PIT. We've watched pretty much every new pilot so you don't have to. Which ones should you avoid?

takashichea moderator on May 16, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.

If Sam was here, he would defend Fairy Tail. One of the reasons for branding it as Fairy Tail 2 that most guys said was to separate the new series that was done by Bridge from the old series. Black Bullet was one of best shows I watch this season because this season brought a lot of action along with Chaika - Coffin Princess and Blade & Soul. I tried One Week Friend, but I couldn't get into it. It's a good show, but I'm not much of a slice of life fan.

I'll save the list of best shows for the next Vice Pit!

Bad Shows for Me

Flat Shows but I'm Still Watching

  • Dai Shogun - Watched it when I'm bored
  • Brynhildr - the harem show likes mixing harem's fan service and horror in one episode so far

Guilty Pleasure Shows (Might be abusing the term)

takashichea moderator on May 16, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.

Comparing this season to Winter 2014 Anime -- What's Bad? -- THE VICE PIT, this season didn't have much horrible or controversial anime shows. Winter's baddest anime had the most raunchiest T & A due to the two incest shows: Pupa and Recently, My Sister is Unusual.

Kino88on May 16, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.
I actually think "In The Darkness" has been a pretty decent show so Far, it feels like a more subdued and less trashy Elfen lied, plus that dubstep opening is really cool, however Blade and Soul has a cool Wild West crossed with ninja's and magic theme, and I'm starting to like the way other Characters play off of alka, Black bullet has also been fun and very stylish, Also I loved Mushi shi last season and I still love it this season, All in all the year is not over yet, we have still time for a fresh game changer, I'm content,
hitsusatsu11on May 16, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.

Tentative list of all the shows im watching, from most to lest favorite

1 Black Bullet

2 Akuma no Riddle

3 Chaika or Brynhildr

4 Irregular

5 Date a Live

6 Jojo

7 Blade and Soul

All of them are pretty entertaining

whiskerson May 18, 2014 at 7:53 a.m.

@takashichea said:

Guilty Pleasure Shows (Might be abusing the term)

The main protagonist's VA is pretty hilarious in that one.

I wonder if Sidonia no Kishi is any good? I'm considering checking it out.

takashichea moderator on May 18, 2014 at 5:32 p.m.


If you love Attack on Titan, then you would love Knights of Sidonia. There is a lot of similarities there.

  • 100 years of peace
  • Military School
  • Hard to Distinguish Characters - I can't go into spoilers, but there is a reason why Knights of Sidonia has so many same face syndrome characters.

Also, it's fully CG, so it has no awkward transitions between animated and CG.

whiskerson May 19, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

@takashichea: No, I don't care for Attack on Titan. But as long as the characters in Sidonia are not as dislikable as those in AoT, then it's fine. (My apologies to the fans of AoT!) Thanks!

takashichea moderator on May 19, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.


Well, let me tackle this way. You love Knights of Sidonia if you enjoy horror, mech, and action in one show. Characters are not dislikeable. The main character isn't bright, but he's a nice guy who risks his life for his comrades. There is silver hair guy who is a douche.

whiskerson May 19, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.

@takashichea: Thanks for the details! I'll give it a try, when I'm done with the current one. No, two actually. Maybe more, ha ha :)

Marshal Victoryon May 23, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

Will just list what I'm watching an not what I dropped.

Black Bullet

Blade & Soul for the animation.

Brynhildr in the Darkness

Captain Earth tho behind on it.

Chaika - The Coffin Princess

Dragonar Academy dog days like with dragons

Date a Live II not as good as the 1st season for me :/

Fairy Tail how can they rescue Lucy again

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara oddest harem I have watched.

Kindaichi Case Files Returns because loved the 1st series.

Knights of Sidonia hard sc fi in anime is rare.

Majin Bone feels like older shonen with a cgi coat of paint.

Mekaku City Actors there is a story in there I think.

Nanana's Buried Treasure behind on this quirky series.

No Game, No Life NEET's ruling the world.

Riddle Story of Devil episodic murder most foul.

The Irregular at a Magical High School

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