I wouldn't go so far as to say this is the "worst" anime I've seen, but One Piece is definitely not in my tastes. I've got a few friends who love the show, and I tried watching it with them once... To be blunt, the show just annoys me in so many ways. I don't like the art style, especially the main character's bulging eyes. The humor doens't really catch with me (and I laugh at some pretty stupid shit) and the whole concept of the story and characters are just so bizarre, I find it all too distracting. >>13867 > Ai Tenchi Muyou! > Seen only about 6 episodes out of 50 and I fucking hated it.
Wow I had no idea they were still making Tenchi Muyou. I liked the original series and Tenchi Universe a lot, but could never really get into any of the other Tenchi Spin-offs. (except Pretty Sammy, she is just too qt) I just looked up the wiki page for Ai Tenchi Muyou, and from the look of it, it doesn't even have any of the other characters from the previous series. That fact alone makes it sound like it would be hard to get into, but I'll take your word for it and just stay away from this one. >>13889 > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e..._cover.jpg
SAO pretty much seems to be one of those shows you either love or hate... When I first started watching it, I got REALLY into it because I really like the idea of living in a video game, and though you could probably say this about amy MMO, SAO had quite a bit in common with my favorite MMO Ragnarok Online. (episode 1 characters look almost identical to Swordsman class, Kirito makes reference to Porings when helping Klein learn the game basics, the 100-floor Aincrad seems to be based off of the 100-floor "Endless Tower", and there are multiple bosses that are very, VERY similar to Ragnarok MVPs: Illfang the Kobold Lord = Orc Lord, Nicolas The Renegade = Antonio, Gleam Eyes = Baphomet)
The main problem I have with SAO is that they had to cut so much content from the manga that could have been implemented into the show. I believe this is the reason that everything feels so rushed, especially the final boss fight in the middle of season 1. I just remember thinking like, "what the hell? I'm only halfway through and they already cleared the game?" I still enjoyed the show as a whole, but I can say without a doubt that those first 14 episodes were SAO in its prime, and everything that follows could never live up to the sense of urgency and suspense that the Aincrad Arc had. (This includes SAO2, though I did still enjoy watching that as well) I think SAO could have been a lot better if they dedicated the entire first season to the Aincrad Arc, and then followed up the Elfheim Arc for season 2 instead.