Mariah Carey's total bomb of a performance on New Year's Eve was a fitting end to 2016. Carey's pre-recorded vocals were screwed, and she was stuck on stage trying to lip synch to nothing. Her on-stage melt down as the ball dropped seemed like a fitting end to 2016.
In fact, I have to thank Carey's performance for reminding of equally as disastrous anime from the past year. Some of you may have liked these series, and that's okay (I still love you). But sometimes a bomb is a bomb and people lost money making the show.
Average sales: Did not sell enough to chart.
A half-assed mess of a series, which is a perfect representation of Mariah Carey's performance.
Average sales: 330 copies
It was so bad, that money hungry businessmen delayed the loli mecha series. To this day, people wonder if it was worth it.
Average sales: 350 copies
Studio ACTA is a mess; they can't get anything done on time (like me), but they somehow still find work (again, like me).
Average sales: 1,223 copies
WHY DID NO ONE BUY THIS?! I THOUGHT YOU WANTED MATURE STORIES?
Average sales: 405 copies
Raw and uncensored ecchi just ain't cutting it anymore.
Average sales: 1,003 copies
Congratulations, you are now Kyoto Animation's worst selling anime of all time! Them waifus tho.
Average sales: 2,191 copies
This is why we don't get good war dramas outside of Gundam. Maybe Madhouse's art style killed it from day one?
Average sales: 282 copies
A booty bomb into the pool. A sales cat-ass-trophy due to a big marketing push, which really hurts the chances of a second season.
Average sales: 860 copies
Started out with so much pretty promise, then progressively became a mess. Kind of like Mariah Carey's performance.
Average sales: 368 copies
Because Battle Harem #100 would be too literal of a title.
Average sales: 1,360 copies sold
Divine Gate is a good argument for why mobile games should not get an anime.
Average sales: 1,322 copies sold
Let's take one of the goriest manga of modern time and turn it into a PG-rated shounen with awkward comedy. Fans will surely buy it!
Average sales: 407 copies
What is Mayoiga? A total failure at creating suspense or a work of genius that defies expectations? We'll never know, because it was EXECUTED come sales time. We'll always remember you Lovepon.
Average sales: Did not sell enough to chart
Sakamoto was the hero we deserve, but not the one we need right now.
Average sales: 407 copies
RIP in peace bombs of 2016. Some of you were good and some were bad, but at least you all will live in infamy for being financial failures (though pirates love you <3)
Source for sales numbers: Someanithing
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry. Feel free to connect with him on GoBoiano Social.