The AniMessenger emerges from the slimepits for a crucial post. One post to rule them all. One post to find them. One post to shock the general public and, in the process, alienate them. Regardless, your AniBlogger sensed from afar that his followers craved an answer to this one, timeless question:
What are the top three anime that make this halfwit happy and enraged at the same time?
Well, wait no longer.
1) Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
Bell Cranel is a complete and total idiot. Despite this indisputable fact, he attracts females simply by walking and breathing. His powerful musk–a perfume that wafts from his soulless human-shaped husk–hypnotizes all potential haremites like honey to Winnie the Pooh. That waifish, unremarkable physique? Why, it fuels his giant-crushing, boss-blasting superpowers. Welcome to the world of otaku self-insertion. Pubescent fantasy-fulfillment. Arise, SAO clone!
2) Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
The dedicated, pit-stained band of geniuses behind Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? optimize every single frame of animation for maximum service to the male gaze. These Captains of Fappistry lace every mundane conversation, each half-baked scenario, and all monster-slicing battles with jiggle, up-skirt shots, and extremely tasteful clothes-ripping. The AniMessenger ponders: did these Masters of Narrative create a string of animated T & A sequences before they wrote the plot or vice versa?
Despite its utter disregard of all things good and proper, DanMachi tickles my fancy until it squeals. It meets every criteria of “guilty pleasure” one could ever fabricate–the anime equivalent of a bag of Doritos®. The Cartoon Gods truly shat a nugget of cheese-powdered, magical, shounen-RPG goodness into our mouths and who are we–mere mortals that we are–to spit it back in Their faces?
And, please remember: