Like a bolt from the blue, #HATEWATCH is here with its final installment. Start out the new year right by remembering just how bad some of last year’s shows got.
In his annual musing, Zigg talks about how he was surprised (in both good and bad ways) by many of the shows which came out this year.
Despite the dearth in truly outstanding shows, there have been a lot of good romances and feel good moments for me to love this past year. A big focus has been awkward spazzes and the nerds who love them, so here’s a toast! Whether it’s playing shogi and make sure a bullied girl knows she’s not alone, taking a silent grouch on random photo shoots, or coming out of your shell to find out your best online friend makes a better boyfriend, we’ve had a lot of dorks out to steal our heart.
Itsuki reveals the reason he won’t date registered sex offender Nayu: He’s incredibly self-centered. Oh wait, we knew that already.
The worst kept secret in the world gets shared around even more as we learn the dumbest things about Itsuki’s family situation.
#HATEWATCH is become pain. There is nothing left but pain.
Miyako’s birthday comes around and Haruto wants to hit on her. Will I ever be freed of this Sisyphean nightmare?
There are three casual references to rape in this episode. This is supposed to be funny. Or titilating. Or maybe both. By resurrecting #HATEWATCH, I opened the door to a man-made darkness the likes of which have never been seen.
This is literally the most disgusting thing I’ve ever watched.
Itsuki finally ends up where he belongs, a prison cell fit for war criminals.
This is #HATEWATCH 2017. Anime was a mistake.
This is #HATEWATCH 2017 Round 2. The show: A Sister Is All You Need. Its sins: ANIME IS STILL GETTING AWAY WITH THIS LITTLE SISTER BS
Sometimes a show comes along that just deserves to be eviscerated. Perhaps it showcases the worst of anime’s stereotypes. Perhaps it takes an interesting premise and ruins it with befuddling plots or infuriating character arcs. Perhaps you think a show should literally be labelled a war crime by the Geneva Convention. That’s where the HATEWATCH comes in. When the show does it to such a degree, sometimes you need to watch it just for the cathartic value of demolishing whatever dreg of culture or bad taste it represents. This is #HATEWATCH 2017. The show: A Sister Is All You Need. Its sins: ANIME IS STILL GETTING AWAY WITH THIS LITTLE SISTER BS
Itsuki is an author so obsessed with little sisters that he can barely write or think about anything else. Somehow, he still has friends and a step ‘brother’ who takes care of him.
Unfortunately the third part of our preview guide features all three of my nominees for the potential worst shows of the season. On the bright side, we have the TV series debut of the popular Ancient Magus Bride, as well as two good returning shows in Blood Blockade Battlefront and March Come In Like a Lion. Check it out, and let us know what you’re watching.