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5 Worst Anime of Spring 2020

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5 Worst Anime of Spring 2020

5 Worst Anime of Spring 2020

Dropping an anime isn't my favorite thing to do. But some actually deserve it. In 2020, plenty of anime seemed like leftovers and totally unworthy of your attention. Here are the five of them from which you may prefer to maintain a distance.

5 Worst Anime of Spring 2020

1. Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (Sakura Wars the Animation)

2. Shadowverse

3. Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu! (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!)

4. Gal to Kyouryuu (Gal & Dino)

5. Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls

Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (Sakura Wars the Animation)

Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (Sakura Wars the Animation)

1. Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation (Sakura Wars the Animation)

If you have never watched any anime, this may feel like ecstasy. But no, it isn’t. The story, characters, and everything else except the sound is below average. In case you are already aware of the background story, you may feel a bit delighted to watch it, but overall it doesn’t offer anything fresh.

I am really disappointed with the characters. It’s fun to watch how characters are affected like real-life human beings and they, then, change themselves to fit better with the circumstances. However, Shin Sakura Taisen the Animation offers no such experience. Even the battles are poorly carried out. Everything is predictable and utterly boring. You should watch this only if you have played its game, otherwise look somewhere else.

Synopsis

The Great Demon War has caused complete annihilation of the New York, Paris, and Imperial Combat Revues’ Flower Divisions. Two years later in 1930, the earth is finally at peace and the public is now aware of the Revues’ actions. A new organization named World Combat Revue is formed with international divisions, under which a biennial combat tournament has been organized.

The story starts ten years later in 1940. Seijuurou Kamiyana, the Japanese Navy captain, is appointed as the new captain of the Revue’s Combat Flower Division in Tokyo. His team includes Sakura Amamiya, a newly recruited swordsman; Hatsuho Shinonome, a popular actress and a shrine maiden; Anastasia Palma, a Greek actress; Azami Mochizuki, a Nina prodigy, and finally Clarissa Snowflake, a noblewoman from Luxembourg. While they are facing another demon invasion, they need to ensure the tournament proceeds as planned and the history shouldn’t be repeated no matter the cost.

Shadowverse

Shadowverse

2. Shadowverse

The anime does no justice to the game. The art style and story is entirely different from what you must have seen in the game. It’s alright to try something new, but it has to match the already elevated expectations. The story is poorly written, in fact, it looks like it doesn’t even exist. At some moments, everything looks remarkably good especially in episode 4, but overall it’s a sheer void.

The art and sound are perfect. But I feel the game’s style is much better and could have done better justice to the anime as well. The background battle music really gets your adrenaline pumping, besides that everything else is forgettable.

The characters don’t really make any sense, they waste the whole episode in fighting battles. There’s neither plot nor planning. Some moments make you go crazy, while the rest are totally ordinary, not sure if the former can overrule the latter.

In the end, there’s no point in wasting your time with an anime that totally lacks in story and character development.

Synopsis

Hiro Ryugasaki is a student at Tensei Academy, who is soon going to be a part of the hottest battle ever witnessed. One day, he stumbles upon a mysterious smartphone. The smartphone is pre-installed with a popular card game called Shadowverse! Not too late, Hiro finds himself surrounded by countless rivals.

Trapped in a new world, he has to face deadly tournaments and build friendships to see through the end of the game. With all-new conflicting experiences, he has to endure and win at any cost in order to evolve.

Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu! (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!)

Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu! (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!)

3. Shachou, Battle no Jikan Desu! (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!)

To say the least, the anime is a cliche. Don’t expect to find anything new in here. It looks the writer and director have put no heart into making it. I wonder how many of you could actually figure out the story behind the mess.

The characters’ personalities are boring. They are not all relatable. I wonder why the creators can’t pull through the same emotions as they show in the game development. This no-personality-character anime has nothing for you to drool over. It’s supposed to be an action-adventure, not a plain piece of garbage. The characters’ drive is not at all impressive, their vibes are fake and development is shallow. It’s better to skip it. Don’t get attracted by the art, as they say- never judge a book by its cover.

Synopsis

A long time ago, a goddess from heaven blessed the barren land of Gatepia. Soon enough, the gigantic gates appear that lead to dungeons bursting with “Kirakuri”, crystals filled with the energy needed for the creation of the world. This, later, resulted in the establishment of various companies, where various adventures visit dungeons to harvest the precious crystals.

After his father’s sudden disappearance, Minato becomes the head of the Kibou Company at the behest of his childhood friend, Yutoria. He unwillingly accepts the new responsibilities and meets with company employees: Makoto, the priest; Akari, the soldier, and Guide, the accountant.

Now handling the company as the president, Makoto has to fulfill various missions and ensure the survival of his father’s company.

Gal to Kyouryuu (Gal & Dino)

Gal to Kyouryuu (Gal & Dino)

4. Gal to Kyouryuu (Gal & Dino)

You know it’s pretty tough to give any anime a negative review, but some “desperately” asks for it.

I don’t intendedly wish to ill-repute this, so let’s start with what I found good in Gal to Kyouryuu. First of all, the characters are highly likable. They are not remarkably great, but they have fun personalities and are easy-going. Secondly, the art style is pretty enjoyable too. Some moments between Kaede and Dino are also noteworthy including the opening song too.

However (here goes my disappointment), there are many things, literally many, that I am not buying. I wished they could use different effects to show the main story, the intermissions, and the live-actions. Most of the time, the story goes haywire and it makes me feel I am just throwing away my time.

Reading manga initiates huge expectations for anime, but not every adaptation is well-performed, Gal to Kyouryuu is one of them. Not everyone may feel the same, but I honestly believe the manga deserves a much more suitable anime tribute.

Synopsis

Kaede is a fashionista. One day she finds a dinosaur and starts living with it. A short comedy, Gal to Kyouryuu, explores the life of these odd friends together. The dinosaur eats human food, watches TV with Kaede. It is also into fashion and loves trying something glamorous. Thus starts the unnatural of the duo that transcends time.

Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls

Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls

5. Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls

Sports anime is all about passion, friendships, and overcoming failures. Pretty neat, isn’t it? Every viewer expects these to be prime elements of any sports-based show. However (you know what I am going to say), Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls is an utter failure in all aspects. The story is boring and predictable. Seriously, the moment something becomes predictable, it’s no good whatsoever.

Coming to the characters, each of them is plain and forgettable. You can’t relate to them in any manner possible.

Finally, the animation, which is a nuisance in its own sense. For a moment, it’s traditional animation and at another, it’s a 3D mess. What in the world is happening here? This isn’t my kind of anime and I advise you the same.

Synopsis

Yomi Takeda and Tamaki Yamazaki are baseball fans since childhood. Yomi discovers her unique talent in throwing the ball, which indeed, looks absolutely magical. Together they promised to play the game forever, even when they get older, however, they soon are separated.

Tamaki becomes a skilled catcher, while Yomi decides to quit her passion. She begins her first year at Shin Koshigaya High School. It doesn’t matter how much she tries to forget baseball, it reaches her in one way or another. In the school, she comes across two baseball enthusiasts Yoshino and Ibuki Kawaguchi, and a surprise encounter with Tamaki. All this is enough to reignite her passion for the sport. Not too late, the girls embark on an adventure to fulfill their childhood promise.

In the end...

With the technological advancements, the animators have progressed with the artworks. However, when it comes to delivering a memorable story with strong characters, not everyone is good enough to excel in this field, which is the main reason behind the poor reviews.

© 2020 Peppy Knock

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