1. 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
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
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.