Nowadays, there are too many decent anime and anime studios such as Mad House, Key or Kyo-Ani, so that you won’t come across such a terrible anime. If you have been an anime fan for 20 years, you might be sure of what I am going to tell…There was a period when a lot of anime series amazingly came out because of the hit anime, Evangelion. At that time, anime truly became a pop-culture, and anime otaku gradually started to come out.
In such a time, there was an amazingly notorious anime called Lost Universe which was aired from April 3rd to September 25th in 1998. Yes, it was in 1998, not so long time ago. But if you see this anime, you might mistake it to be far older one. Particulary, this anime was designated as a legendary horrible anime…ヤシガニアニメ[yashigani anime]. But why yahigani[palm crab]? The answer comes up with the 4th episode of this anime, ヤシガニ屠る！[Kill a palm crab!] Lost Universe is based on its light novel by Hajime Kamisaka[神坂 一] who also created Slayers. Even the anime studio was the same as Slayers…Because of the dramatical growth of anime, most anime studios were lack of manpower and budget. So eventually, this brought about such a horrible anime…I can’t describe how pathetic the anime actually was, so I shall upload the video here, just check it out. Though the seiyu’s acting is not bad, but animation is…
However, such a horrible anime came up later again. That is a film named Gundress in 1999. You might be suprised to hear that this film was released although it was incompleted. Because of this, almost all the tickets had to be reimbursed, and they issued completed videotapes for free. In 2002, there was Varanoir[学園都市ヴァラノワール] which the character designs were too horrible. So Lost Universe, Gundress, and Varanoir are summed up as the Three Great Yashigani Anime(ヤシガニアニメ３大作). So please look at the right girl carefully when they are eating okonomiyaki(ugh, looks like monjayaki!). She is moving very weird! WHAT!?↓
It seemed that no more yashigani anime was coming up anymore, however, the record was smashed by Musashi Gundoh [MUSASHI GUN道]in 2006. This must be the best in all the yashigani anime because even the staff seemed to admit this anime was sucks. They even released such DVD to put those horrible scenes together. Besides, some of the certain lines got famous among anime fans like うおッ、まぶしッ！[Wow, it’s bright!]. You can see why. ↓
The quality of anime is getting better, but that’s why horrible anime stands out. In the anime, Yoake mae yori ruri iro na[夜明け前より瑠璃色な], there is a notorious scene called キャベツ事件[Cabbage Incident]. In the 3rd episode, there is a scnese where the two girls are cutting a cabbage. But the cabbage is…
I know we shouldn’t blame anime studios because they are seriously lack of budget because TV sponsors shall take up almost 80% of it. However, at least I think they could have designed the cabbage much better. orz
Let’s say これはひどい[kore wa hidoi, this is horrible] after you watch these video.