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7:20 pm - 12/06/2012

Sick of Ridiculous Love Triangles and Borderline Incest in Your Anime? So is Japan

according to a survey conducted on Anime One in which nearly 6000 people replied, anime fans are sick of harem, little sister, and other bland and erotic subgenres.

Take a look at the survey in full below:

■ What Genre of Anime Are You Starting to Grow Tired Of?

1. Harem anime – (691 votes)


2. Imouto, or little sister anime – (516 votes)


3. Anime that have famous voice actors, beautiful visuals, but no substance – (385 votes)


4. Anime based on erotic games – (349 votes)


5. Anime where all the male characters are beautiful – (327 votes)


6. Battle anime based on Shounen Jump! manga – (318 votes)


6. Anime about school club activities - (318 votes)


8. Anime about awkward adolescents with inflated egos (chuunibyo) - (311 votes)


9. Anime where all the women have large breasts and/or feature lots of breast exposure - (305 votes)


10. Time loop anime - (284 votes)


We didn’t even know some of those were genres…

The problem, as many Japanese netizens point out, is that even if we are sick of ridiculous romance and gratuitous cleavage representing most of our modern anime, they’ll only stop making them when people stop watching them. And anyone who’s run a search in Google Images with the Safe Search function off knows how difficult it is to not give your undivided attention to anything else when there are boobs on the screen.

You can see the rest of the survey, which goes down to #23. Military-themed anime where the only characters are girls, here.

Source & photos: Anime One & rocketnews24

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taylorniw 7th-Dec-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
lol@those boobs in that photo before the cut.

Edited at 2012-12-07 02:43 am (UTC)
liime_arix 7th-Dec-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Nothing can beat Eiken

45s 7th-Dec-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
This is cracking me up so hard. I stopped watching a lot of anime for the same reasons.

fantaesticbaby 18th-Dec-2012 11:38 am (UTC)
i stopped watching Fairy Tail bc of a few of those reasons.
eevaleena 7th-Dec-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
LOL... most of the reasons is actually mine too! I esp hates harem, imouto, fanservice (breast one?) and... yeah. The main reason why I won't be watching ANY OF WINTER animes! Most of them falls into these category *sigh*

3. Anime that have famous voice actors, beautiful visuals, but no substance
When I saw this, I immediately think of K animes. I watch the 1st episode, and gave up. Sure my favorite seiyuu in it, but.. I find it 'blerghhh'.

Edited at 2012-12-07 03:04 am (UTC)
kazeyumi 7th-Dec-2012 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm still watching K! Storyline is finally going somewhere at ep9!! haha!
kotomichi 7th-Dec-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
only 6000 people participated in the survey tho
sergel02 7th-Dec-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
That's a pretty decent sample size though. Margin of error tends to be lower with a sample size of that magnitude, so it reflects what probably a lot of other people are thinking.
palamecian 7th-Dec-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm not the only one who's sick of Harem animes! YIPPPPPPPPIE~!!!
oceandezignz 7th-Dec-2012 05:13 am (UTC)
Harem series is why I fucking QUIT anime. Last harem series I watched was Perfect Girl Evolution/The Wallflower. Because it was fucking funny as hell.
kazeyumi 7th-Dec-2012 03:07 am (UTC)
about time tbh. =))

fate/zero was actually a really good series. It's a shame the main story (fate/stay) is total crap. :(

And lol #5! :))
oo_kuro_neko_oo 7th-Dec-2012 11:02 am (UTC)
I drop after first 4 eps of Fate/stay night
maybe becuz I watched Fate/zero first :D still have full series in my laptop :D
neen_chan 7th-Dec-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
Number 6.. lol K-on will forever be my favorite anime.. no other anime can top it in the same genre to me.
fierysunrise 7th-Dec-2012 03:18 am (UTC)
I only don't agree with 8 and 10.

Chuunibyou is GOOD. It's really good IMO.

And I can never get enough of time loops/time travel. It's one of my favourite tropes/storylines.
cieldhiver 7th-Dec-2012 05:50 am (UTC)
chuu2 got so good after the summer vacation episode. Sofreakingcute.
bowtomecha 7th-Dec-2012 03:31 am (UTC)
Chuunibyo is amazingly funny and touching too. K-ON! is the best school activities anime out there although Yuru Yuri is pretty good too. Not sure if that one fits the bill exactly. Most harem ones are dated. I prefer the kind that's simply many characters highly interested in the main character but don't really resolve the issue, like Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
fukkthedumbshyt 7th-Dec-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I don't know much about anime but I do know they only asked 6,000 people and the anime creators only (well mostly) produce what's going to sell so...

Edited at 2012-12-07 03:40 am (UTC)
royu_kiyo This sfm7th-Dec-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Pretty much why I don't watch anime (outside the OP/ED credits). If you go to ANN, you'll see pretty much the same consensus.
tokyocinema 7th-Dec-2012 03:43 am (UTC)

-wouldn't Lucky Star be categorized under number three? eh, well it's still a damn good anime.
-flawless K-ON is flawless.
-I feel like I've seen the example under number three before. What is it?
royu_kiyo 7th-Dec-2012 03:46 am (UTC)
I think it's called Hyouka.
maffinoyobiai 7th-Dec-2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Why is Fate/Stay Night here D:
oo_kuro_neko_oo 7th-Dec-2012 11:04 am (UTC)
becuz, it's suck lol
fate/zero on other hand
rosesnwine88 7th-Dec-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
harem is a fantasy that will never happen. and, i only hate anime with much beautiful guys because.i can't choose between the characters which i like the most (and that there can never be an instance where many pretty guys are in the same place at the same time. oh, and the my-sister-is-cute animes are perverted and deprived. this list pretty much sums up why i'm not fond of new animes. :/
eevaleena 7th-Dec-2012 04:38 am (UTC)
i only hate anime with much beautiful guys because.i can't choose between the characters which i like the most

For me, I usually go for the character my favorite seiyuu voicing ^^ And if there's no one in my favorite list, I won't be watching it. Even tho it's my favorite genre (otome)
anego08 7th-Dec-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
The little sister ones should have never happened. Ever.
palamecian 7th-Dec-2012 06:09 am (UTC)
I don't see how anyone can justify that. I just...don't.
atelierlune 7th-Dec-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
5, 10 and to a lesser extent 4 aren't as big of problems as the others in the top 10, but it's good to know we're not alone in feeling this way.
atelierlune 7th-Dec-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
It could be a harbinger of things to come. Like, maybe these themes are selling now, but pretty soon they won't be - we can't have another Madoka or a K-ON-sized success, etc.
rosemaine 7th-Dec-2012 06:37 am (UTC)
I never read/watch any anime, but how can anyone sick of #5? besides guys ofc.
carlenne 7th-Dec-2012 06:51 am (UTC)
I disagree with no.3. Hyouka is an amazing anime and one of my favourites this year. It is a bit slow and a slice of life where everyday things happen but that doesn't mean it's lacking in substance.
chixm8_49 7th-Dec-2012 10:36 am (UTC)
True, I cannot even say that Hyouka is lacking substance (It is probably too deep to comprehend for some) but I guess people tend to get bored easily with slow-paced anime. Sometimes, this type of anime needs to be marathon instead of watching it in a weekly basis. XD
harukakamiya 7th-Dec-2012 06:56 am (UTC)
I liked Haruhi but it's definitely way overrated. The Love Hina anime is shit compared to the manga (and that's really the only harem anime besides Ouran Host Club that I like). Other than that, I haven't seen any of the other tropes, I don't think, besides the large boobs thing. That's so common that I don't even bat an eyelash at it anymore.

I'm not even that hip to the latest animu. The last recent thing I watched and liked was PSG. ._.
oceandezignz 7th-Dec-2012 07:07 am (UTC)
Well see when it comes to big boobs, you can be funny about it, like in Slayers, where instead the joke's on the flat chested powerhouse Lina... or be kinda silly about it for an ep or two like PSG.

Creepy shit like Eiken where they have elementary school kids with dairy cow titties is not silly. Or funny. Its kinda creeptastic.

And I feel these days, studios are just latching onto a niche or some meme and dick riding it until everyone is sick of it and quits anime.
mrstaguchi100 HAKUOUKI FTW7th-Dec-2012 08:40 am (UTC)

just... how about anime with substance, beautiful men, famous voice actors and awesome battles that is not from shounen jump or erotic?

Hakuouki. Will NEVER get sick of Hakuouki.
mizumi10 7th-Dec-2012 08:59 am (UTC)
about time with some of these.
rainbow_yarn 7th-Dec-2012 09:29 am (UTC)
ahahahahaha this list is fabulous

don't get what they mean by time loop, though; are they talking about ones that seem to be perpetually in summer or forever in the 9th grade or?
fu_yu_mi 7th-Dec-2012 09:53 am (UTC)
About time! Not surprised! Sick of this all too.
Anime industry needs some serious changes. Every season there`s like only one or two series that are worth watching and that are somehow different from what we have seen before. Everything else is basically everything that was mentioned in the survey (anime`s with no plot but with boobs, bishounens etc.).
However, unless japanese stop wasting money on anime`s like this, there will be no changes. This kind of stuff is made because it sells good.
kinari_pamyu 7th-Dec-2012 10:14 am (UTC)
Then just don't watch them? It's not as if there's a shortage of titles to try out.
nami 7th-Dec-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oh really?

I challenge you to give me the names of 10 anime that came out in the last two years that you thought were actually good and do not fall into one of these categories.
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