With the Winter 2017 season halfway over, I think it’s time to look at some of the worst series so far. Hey, not everything can be as good as ACCA or KonoSuba Season 2. However, let’s not be hipsters and label Masamune-kun’s Revenge or Youjo Senki as terrible (though they are bland).

Here are the absolute worst Winter 2017 anime. And may you have strength to persist if you choose to watch these.

1. Hand Shakers

Hand Shakers

I’m so sorry GoHands, but this is ridiculous. The studio has always valued style over substance, but they went overboard trying to create something stylish with this.

Hand Shakers has an obsession for a kinetic camera style, which does not give scenes time to breath. Add in fish eye lenses (why are these a thing?), terrible filter schemes, and horrid CGI elements. I don’t think fans of the canceled Double Arts manga would enjoy it, since Hand Shakers steals the basic plot idea from it.


What do you think are the worst Winter 2017 anime?

2. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel

Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel

Another season, another bad game adaptation.

Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel checks the boxes in the “generic anime rule book” – different dere types, bland alien enemies, parallel worlds, and non-sexy fanservice. Wrap this up in a lazily animated package, and you have a bland work of art!

3. Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

This is the third cycling anime in two seasons, and it has to compete against Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation.

It’s really just a cute girl version of Yowamushi Pedal, but manages to be a lot worse than last season’s Long Riders (which biggest flaw was constant episode delays). Minamijust feels like a filler series with no purpose at all. The only good thing about it is that the background art looks really good.