Human emotions are vast and sometimes, uncontrollable. There are times we go through intense elation, intense pain and of course, sometimes, there is intense rage. Perhaps we should visit the particular moments in anime that cause us to feel intense emotions like rage and for good reason – anime doesn’t always make us feel great. There are moments in anime that we wish never happened, and when reminded of them, we foam at the mouth in indignation. That being said, froth away at the 10 moments we have outlined this time around!
10. “Ed…ward…” – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episodes: 64
- Aired: April 2009 – July 2010
Alchemy is governed by the Law of Equivalent Exchange, for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost. The Elric Brothers, Edward and Alphonse, unfortunately learn this too late and they end up suffering terribly. Edward loses his left leg, while Alphonse is stripped of his entire physical body. Unwilling to lose his brother, Edward gives up his right arm in order to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armour. Spurred on by the hope of one day returning their bodies to normal, Edward receives a set of metal limbs known as automail and becomes a State Alchemist, dubbed the Fullmetal Alchemist. Three years after the incident, the two of them seek the Philosopher’s Stone, a relic which allows an alchemist to disregard the law of Equivalent Exchange. With several colleagues in the military at their side, the Elric brothers find themselves embroiled in a dark nationwide conspiracy which unravels uncomfortable truths about their country as well as the Philosopher’s Stone itself.
This moment appearing on this list should be of no surprise to anyone. The character responsible for making this scene a possibility at all is generally regarded as one of the most hated anime characters and naturally so – we don’t like people who play mix-and-match with the bodies of their family members and pets! The scene where Nina and Alexander’s chimera form attempts to speak to Edward remains a moment that people do not forget and will probably remain a sore point for anime fans forever.
9. Anime Ends Without Explaining Major Plot Points: Satella the Witch – Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2016 – September 2016
One night, high school shut-in Natsuki Subaru decides to head over to the nearby convenience store in order to buy a few things, but when he steps out, he finds himself in the market district of a town in an alternate world. Modelled on the fantasy worlds he’s familiar with in the games that he plays, Subaru quickly takes to the hero role he believes he is there to fulfil, but not much longer after his arrival, he is attacked by bandits and subsequently killed. To his surprise, Subaru finds himself back in that same market and he’s attacked by the same bandits, but this time around, he is saved by a white-haired beauty named Satella. Satella is travelling in search of the thief who stole her family insignia, and out of gratitude for her help, Subaru decides to join her in her search. When they finally find the individual responsible, Subaru and Satella are both brutally murdered. Subaru awakens to the same sight: the same market, the same bandits attack him again and yet again Satella comes to his aid as history inexplicably repeats itself.
Before the announcement of the second season of the anime, the series was being remembered as a great isekai series that had us hooked three years ago but didn’t finish what it was trying to say. That was one of the negatives of Re:Zero, the fact that after 26 episodes of seeing Subaru suffer and triumph and fail over and over again, we still come to know no reason for his being there in the first place. We also remain in the dark about the strange discrepancy between his first-first meeting with Emelia and his second first meeting with her. Luckily for us, remaining questions stand to be addressed with the announcement of this second season.
8. Tooru’s Dad Trying to Take Her Back to The Dragons’ World – Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2017 – April 2017
Setting out for another day at the office, Kobayashi opens her apartment door only to be met with the frightening appearance of the head of a dragon! Immediately, the dragon assumes a different form – a cute, busty and energetic young girl dressed just like a maid! She introduces herself as Tooru and it turns out that she and Kobayashi had the night before when a drunk Kobayashi went on a drunken escapade in the mountains. Since Tooru had nowhere to go, Kobayashi offered her home and Tooru had arrived to make good on their agreement, ready to pay back Kobayashi for her kindness through menial labour. Regretful of her drunken actions but feeling too guilty to send the girl away on her own, Kobayashi reluctantly takes Tooru in. Despite her efficiency, Tooru’s housekeeping is confusing and sometimes even horrifying to Kobayashi, sometimes causing more harm than good; the circumstances surrounding Tooru’s presence in the human world are a little bit of a touchy subject and to top it all off, Tooru’s presence attracts a myriad of other mythological beings!
After seeing the warm Kobayashi household, it was very maddening to consider that someone or something would want to ruin such a fun home environment. However, Tooru’s father had a lot to say about his daughter living in the human world with a human, and he fights her in order to bring her back to their world. Tooru’s father’s hatred of human beings and his general contempt around the situation concerning Kobayashi causes his relationship with his daughter to be strained, and his relationship with viewers is… well, that can’t be saved at all!
7. Just Adult Life in General – Aggressive Retsuko (Aggretsuko)
- Episodes: 10 (ONA)
- Aired: April 2018
The older one gets, the more difficult and tedious life tends to become for them. In fact, life gets way harder before it gets easy; and Retsuko, the red panda office worker, understands this more than anyone else. It is for this reason that it is important to find ways to cope – Retsuko copes with her workplace and overall frustrations through death metal karaoke. Appearing cute and cuddly in the office, Aggressive Retsuko is a completely different beast in the karaoke booth!
This anime itself is not a moment that instils us with intense feelings of anger or wrath; in fact, this anime tends to have the opposite effect. However, the protagonist Retsuko, and her daily difficulties and the way she turns to music to ease off is highly relatable. In fact, it wouldn’t be all that great to drop a full list of anime sins, misfortunes and fails without inserting something perfectly suited to dealing with the negative feelings that arise from simply being. Aggretsuko understands this quite well.
6. Hina Being Bullied – 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion)
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: October 2016 – March 2017
Kiriyama Rei is one of the few elites in the shogi world due to his professional status, which he achieved in middle school. He faces an incredible amount of pressure from the people around him as a result of his status, and his adoptive family is no different. Seeking to leave a tense home situation, Rei moves into an apartment in Tokyo. 17 and living on his own, Rei takes poor care of himself and his reclusive personality does very little to help him socially. However, soon after his arrival in Tokyo, he meets Kawamoto Akari, Hinata and Momo, three sisters living with their grandfather who runs a traditional Japanese sweet shop. The eldest sister, Akari, takes an interest in Rei and seeks to combat his loneliness and improve his way of life. Coping with a difficult past of their own, the Kawamoto sisters become like family to Rei, a bond he has never had in his life. Struggling with the physical demands of his shogi career and his difficult past, Rei must learn how to deal with other people in order to understand himself.
Fans of 3-gatsu no Lion will speak at length about the warmth of the Kawamoto sisters, particularly that of the middle sister, Hina. Being one of the sweetest characters in the show, Hina’s character experiences immense turmoil as she experiences intense bullying at middle school as a result of showing support towards a friend who was being bullied. The situation eats away at her once-cheerful soul and she becomes somewhat withdrawn for a while, inciting intense worry from Rei. Seeing a kindness and brightness like Hina’s being treated cruelly brings up some intense emotions indeed.
5. Dissatisfying Karaoke Ending After Confession Episode??? – Masamune-kun no Revenge
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2017 – March 2017
Makabe Masamune used to be an overweight little boy who wasn’t too popular with the girls his age. He was even rejected by a beautiful rich girl named Adagaki Aki, who nicknamed him “Piggy” because he was overweight. Devastated, Masamune put hard work into his appearance, which is now of a handsome high schooler suffering from a bit of a narcissistic streak. Masamune is determined to exact revenge on Aki by making her fall in love with him and ultimately reject her. He realises he has transferred into Aki’s school and decides to start on his plan; however, Aki has a reputation of being the school’s “Brutal Princess” for the way she handles people who confess their feelings for her. Masamune’s first attempt fails and when he finds a strange letter addressing him by his old nickname, his plan stands to fail horribly.
After an intense and angst-filled eleven episodes, in which a confession between Masamune and Aki occurs, the final episode set to resolve most of the questions posed by the series just doesn’t do that at all. Instead, we’re taken to karaoke with the characters for an entire episode in which no one dares mention the elephant in the room – the elephant that is the certain confirmation that someone has feelings for a certain someone else. Ultimately, the finale is just filler and after all of that, it feels just a little lacking in completeness or closure, which is quite irritating.
4. Togame’s Death – Katanagatari
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2010 – December 2010
Set in Edo Japan, Yasuri Shichika is a swordsman who practises a unique “swordless” style which uses the user’s very body as the blade. He is the Seventh Head of the Kyotouryuu school, living quietly with his sister Nanami. Then Togame, the strategist, sent by the Shogunate to retrieve twelve unique swords called the “Deviant Blades”, asks Shichika to help her in her mission. He accepts, interested by Togame herself, setting out on a dangerous adventure where they will encounter formidable swordsmen and elites who seek the power of the blades themselves.
So after enjoying a beautiful tour of Warring States Japan through an artistic, well-written, well-executed story, you tend to feel close to the characters somewhat. Unfortunately for those who were fans of Togame’s witty quips and eccentric speech patterns were in for sadness, confusion and even anger at the death of the series’ heroine at was the climax of her journey with protagonist Yasuri Shichika. We’ll always miss you, Togame. Sad cheerio.
3. S2 Studio Change – One Punch Man
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
Saitama is a seemingly unimpressive man who has a unique hobby: he is a hero for fun! Pursuing his childhood dream, Saitama fights against evil relentlessly and over the course of three years, this has caused him to lose all his hair. Currently, Saitama is inconceivably powerful; so powerful that no enemy can beat him in battle. In fact, it takes only one blow from Saitama to end a fight, which brings us to Saitama’s biggest problem – crime-fighting and being a hero no longer have the thrill of battle and now he’s bored! However, when 19-year-old Genos, a cyborg, approaches Saitama hoping to become Saitama’s disciple after seeing what he can do, Saitama’s dreary life gains something interesting as Genos proposes that they join the Hero Association and become certified heroes. Saitama, shocked at the fact that no one knows who he is, agrees, starting off the action-packed journey of a guy who just wanted to be a hero for fun.
After the immense success of the first season of author ONE’s One Punch Man under the animation of Studio Madhouse, fans were practically foaming at the mouth for a second season. The incredible animation, art and character designs that defined the first season were highly anticipated a return for future seasons; however, season 2 was announced to be a J.C. Staff animation, which meant that it would look different from the first season. A greater misfortune is also the fact that Natsume Shingo, the director of One Punch Man at Madhouse, is no longer going to direct the series either, which spells a period of adjustment for fans to the new look and feel of the series. Right now; however, people aren’t too happy.
2. Why Not Get Frieza’s Help? – Dragon Ball Super
- Episodes: 131
- Aired: July 2015 – March 2018
Seven years after the defeat of Majin Buu and the quelling of the Majin threat, Earth is at peace once again. However, peace is short-lived, and a sleeping evil awakens somewhere in the galaxy: Beerus, the God of Destruction. Spurred on by a prophecy foreseeing his own defeat at the hands of a “Super Saiyan God”, Beerus and his attendant, Whis, search the universe for this being. Soon, they come upon Earth, where they encounter one of the strongest warriors in the universe – Son Goku, and his band of powerful friends.
For purists, if such can exist in a fandom for a phenomenon like the Dragon Ball franchise, touching the long-standing relationship between Frieza, the unfortunate end of the Saiyans and Frieza’s defeat at the hands of Goku, is tantamount to heresy. Well, such is a major exaggeration; however, when Goku asked for Frieza’s assistance in the Tournament of Power, Goku exercised a trait he has had ever since he was a child – turning enemies into allies. The potentially aggravating issue with it being Frieza this time is the fact that Frieza as an entity within this universe is perhaps one of the greatest evils most individuals will ever know. Single-handedly responsible for the extinction of Goku’s home world and entire race, Frieza represents an irredeemable evil; one that had never and will never know repentance, as well as being the one actor whose one decision had consequences that rippled throughout the very fabric of the universe.
1. Sasaki Hai-WHO?? – Tokyo Ghoul:re
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2018 – June 2018
Two years after CCG’s raid on Anteiku, the vibe in Tokyo has changed dramatically as Ghouls now take caution as a result of CCG’s influence. CCG’s creation of the special Quinx Squad is perhaps the boost they needed to deal with Tokyo’s Ghoul threat. The Quinx Squad are humans who underwent surgery to obtain Ghoul abilities and as half-human, half-ghoul hybrids, they participate in CCG’s operations to eradicate the Ghouls. Their leader is Sasaki Haise, a half-human, half-ghoul trained by Arima Kishou himself; however, there is more to Sasaki than meets the eye…
To those who read the manga, the third season of Tokyo Ghoul was disappointing for reasons that adaptations tend to be disappointing for. However, the Tokyo Ghoul anime series had divorced itself from the exact manga sequence of events since Root A and certain events that occurred in the manga did not happen or did not happen as they were intended to. Leading to the widespread confusion on the airing of the first episode of season 3 and the resounding question: “Where is Kaneki, and just who is this?”
On looking into anime moments that prompted negative reactions, it is really easy to get sucked into viewing the negatives of anime more intently than the positives. That being said, it is important to be able to talk about things we didn’t like, or had severe reactions to because like other forms of artistic media, anime makes you feel something. Are there other moments that made you mad or seethe with contempt? Drop a comment below and tell us all about them!
Imagine, if you will, sitting cozily in front of a large flat screen television with a large bowl of popcorn sitting on the coffee table, favorite anime is screening across the television. The story is humming along at a quick pace and everything is fine and dandy. Suddenly, the images across the screen don’t match the mood portrayed just seconds prior. A major character has died suddenly with no hints prior to warn those watching. Popcorn flies across the room as scream can be heard for miles.
Directors love to mess with their audiences making them some of the biggest trolls in the world. They tug at the heartstrings of millions only to leave their adoring fans high and dry. The utter shock can drive a person mad, yet everyone continues to come back for more. Why do we keep punishing ourselves when we know we’ll only get hurt?
*WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS*
10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mami’s Death)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 7, 2011 – April 21, 2011
Madoka Kaname lives a simple life whose only problems revolve around the small group of friends she maintains, but when a new transfer student arrives in town; her world is flipped upside down. Strange creatures called witches begin to appear and Madoka is faced with a decision that will change her life forever. Will she join the ranks of the Magical Girls and fight off the witches to protect her lovely city or will she decline and remain blissfully unaware. Depending on her choice, she might end up losing more than she bargained for.
There is nothing normal about Madoka Magica in any sense and especially in comparison to other magical girl anime currently circulating. But what is MOST enraging is how the series lulls the viewer into a false sense of comfort during the first two episodes only to have that feeling come crashing down. After a heartfelt moment between Mami and Madoka agreeing to support each other as magical girls, the air is full of hope. Mami has been redeemed and is fully rejuvenated.
Unfortunately this causes her to become careless and her head becomes a casualty in the brutal war of the witches. No one even suspected that she would be offed in only the third episode, but the graphic violence portrayed in episode three is there for all eyes to see.
9. Kimi ni Todoke (Love misunderstanding)
- Episodes: 38
- Aired: October 6, 2009 – March 30, 2011
Poor Sawako. She can’t catch a break. Her appearance and name are too similar to that of Sadako, the main character of the Japanese horror film Ringu and therefore her more creative classmates have decided to spread scary rumors about her throughout the school. As a result, she lacks a good group of friends and is often left alone. Luckily a fateful encounter with a lost male classmate begins to push her in the right direction and soon Sawako learns to express herself more clearly, attracting friends and admirers alike. Too bad Sawako is utterly clueless.
Kimi ni Todoke in its entirety is a taste of patience, but there are several scenes that are absolutely cringe worthy. When Kazehaya finally reveals his feelings for Sawako, she is overcome by happiness…at first. She then begins to overthink and responds likewise. Unfortunately, both characters are emotionally dense and believe the other one is expressing feelings of friendship instead of love.
The result is the most uneasy feeling anyone can imagine which continues to permeate throughout the rest of the series and up to the final episodes. It’s enough to make someone scream into their pillow repeatedly.
8. Chihayafuru (ending)
- Episodes: Two Seasons (25 ep each)
- Aired: October 4, 2011 – March 27, 2012 / January 11, 2013 – June 28, 2013
A young woman decides to start a Karuta club at her new high school and sets about recruiting members. Upon her search, she finds an old childhood friend has chosen the same high school as her and so she muscles him into the club as well. Together they set out to win the national championships, but for Chihaya there is something more important on the line. The tournament to become Queen of the Karuta world. Will she reach her ultimate goal? What about the third person in her karuta trio as a child?
This series is really good and makes competitive Karuta really interested for those who have no understanding of the sport. The only problem, is the ending of the series. Or, well, a lack of ending. The series just stops after two seasons. Taichi had finally come to the decision that he would fight for Chihaya’s affections before she realizes her true feelings for Arata, the dark knight of the competitive karuta world and their mutual childhood friend.
The last episode shows Chihaya in the hospital after her finger surgery and just before the team sets off for a competitive camp hosted by a rival school. The rest of the team decides to stay behind, leaving Taichi and Chihaya time to be alone. Then the credits roll and there is nothing more. NOTHING. Nothing but tears forever.
7. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Kamina’s Death)
- Episodes: 27
- Aired: April 1, 2007 – September 30, 2007
After being forced to live underground for generations, the human race has become a shadow of its former self. Life underground is harsh and the frequent earthquakes threaten their daily lives, but one man and his best friend decide to challenge the status quo. Aided by a strange spiral shaped necklace, Kamina and Simon reach for the surface where a whole, new world lies before them. They didn’t count of there being beast men though.
Another tragic death that blindsided everyone, Kamina’s death felt like a punch in the gut. Kamina was special in that he not only motivated Simon, but everyone watching him. He was crazy, but utterly reliable regardless of the means; so watching Kamina die in an epic battle didn’t quite feel real until the characters themselves began to mourn and in turn so did those watching. The first stage of grief is anger.
6. Beserk: The Golden Age Arc (Griffith’s Betrayal)
- Episodes: 3 Movies
- Aired: February 4, 2012 / June 23, 2012 / February 1, 2013
A young man name Guts roams the land as a mercenary until he crosses swords with the infamous leader of The Band of the Hawk, a well renowned group of mercenaries for hire. Their leader, Griffith, defeats Guts in one on one combat and convinces Guts to join their group. While adjusting to working with a large group, Guts becomes a prominent leader within the band and most notably their female captain Casca.
After fighting side by side through several battles Guts begins to develop feelings for her, but what of her feelings for Griffith? The group is then charged with protecting a king and are made knights, but all is ruined when Griffith goes on to romance the young princess.
Throughout the first two movies the bond between the mercenaries and particularly between Guts and Griffith are bonds of brotherhood, though Griffith’s may stray more towards affection. His jealously of Casca for capturing Guts’ affections lead him into a spiraling descent. He knew the princess was interested in him and so he decided to drown his feelings out by using the Princess as a distraction.
Unfortunately this landed him in hell and so he was tortured and everything he previously had; his looks, swordplay, and strength were taken from him.
Upon being rescued, he overhears Casca and Guts speak of running away together and this throws him off the deep end. His response is to use the Egg of the King and basically ruin Casca for Guts. The scenes are so shocking and graphic that they aren’t suitable for sensitive audiences. No words can describe the cruelty of Griffith after Guts tried so hard to rescue him. The only solution is a stiff drink.
5. Fushigi Yugi (Miaka running away)
- Episodes: 52
- Aired: April 6, 1995 – March 28 1996
While studying in the national library for their high school exams, Miaka and Yui discover a mysterious book written in ancient Chinese that transports them to another world. They are immediately saved by a lone boy in search of money for his family and Yui is strangely sent back, leaving Miaka behind in a foreign land. After wandering the streets by herself, Miaka is once again saved by the strange boy named Tamahome and they agree to go to the capital in search of answers.
Fushigi Yugi as a whole should be placed on this list, but ultimately the only problem with the series is the main character Miaka. Miaka manages to get herself into some sticky situations due to her lack of situational awareness causing her to run away and leave clean up duty to someone else in her party. She even manages to run away from the only people who are trying to protect her because all she does is “cause problems”. If only she would just stop back-talking for ten seconds, she could easily avoid half of the problems she’s caused. In fact, by running away from her guardians she’s only leaving herself wide open for the enemy attack thus causing MORE problems. This girl needs to be locked in a cage and gagged for the entire series.
4. Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (ending)
- Episodes: Movie
- Aired: February 26, 2011
In the near future, humans have begun living in giant space colonies protected by transforming fighter jets. Alto, a student at one of the local flying academies, hopes to someday breach the fake sky above and fly freely through the vast openness of space. His wish becomes all too real when he is thrust into the midst of a battle and pilots one of the valkyrie whose operator had expired. He is enlisted into the ranks of the military and is sent to fight an alien race known to respond to the sound of music resonating from pop singer Sheryl Nome, known as the Galactic Nymph, and one more name Ranka Lee.
The end of the second movie, Sayonara no Tsubasa, had been building over the course of a television series and two movies. Tensions are high between Sheryl, Ranka, and Alto. Both women have proclaimed their love for the pirate, but he has given answers to neither and at the climax of the last battle Alto decides to give his answer just before his untimely death. He lets Ranka down gently and then upon turning to Sheryl he begins to speak, but is cut off by the massive explosions blowing him apart. Sheryl collapses in Ranka’s arms and those watching are screaming in agony wondering whether or not Alto chose Sheryl or not.
3. One Piece (Ace and Whitebeard’s Death)
- Episodes: Unknown
- Aired: October 20, 1999 - ongoing
A young man sets off on an adventure in hopes of becoming the King of the Pirates. Along the way he befriends strange characters to which he invites them to join his crew as they set sail through the oceans of the world in search of the most famous treasure, the One Piece. Along the way they encounter numerous islands and have many adventures, saving humans and kingdoms alike. Pirates can’t all be bad.
One of the most heartbreaking and unexpected deaths of the series, Ace and Whitebeard left a hole in Luffy and those who had grown with him. Up until this point, Luffy had managed to fight his way out of tough situations and always bounces back to successfully overcome his enemies. There had been no casualties up until this point, so there was no indication that the battle at Marineford would be any different than his previous jaunts throughout the world especially when he was aided by the Yonko Whitebeard himself.
Everyone misjudged the power of Akainu and just when Ace was set free and it seemed everything would turn out in Luffy’s favor, sudden silence. Akainu went straight for Luffy forcing Ace to take the blow in Luffy’s stead. Akainu’s arm ran straight through Ace. There was no going back and tears and anger began to form in everyone’s stomachs. The worst part is that Whitebeard died not long after trying to defend what remained of his sons.
2. End of Evangelion (the whole movie)
- Episodes: Movie
- Aired: July 19, 1997
Following the events of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series, End of Evangelion was meant to quell the rage of fans who were not satisfied with the series ending. Little did they know that Hideki had other plans? The entire movie is one big troll. Everyone dies in this movie. Asuka dies in a brutal battle against the mass production EVA units. Misato dies attempting to get Shinji into the cockpit of EVA unit 01. Ritsuko dies attempting to overthrow Gendo’s plan to incite Third Impact.
Despite Rei’s efforts to reject Gendo’s merging with Adam, Third Impact is imminent and Shinji decides to kill everyone. For a flittering moment though, he changes his mind and Lilith explodes to reveal Asuka and him lying on a beach with Lilith’s giant head in the background. No happy ending. Humanities souls are left to rot forever in the giant sea of blood. No one can be sure if this ending was better or worse than the original last two episodes of the series, but it for certain brings grown men to tears with frustration.
1.Revolutionary Girl Utena (Anthy’s Betrayal)
- Episodes: 39
- Aired: April 2, 1997 – December 24, 1997
Utena is in search of her childhood prince who left behind a precious rose encrusted ring, the only clue to his whereabouts. Through the ring, she is led to Ohtori Academy whose emblem bears a striking resemblance to the one emblazoned on her ring. As a student she stands out for her gallant attitude and men’s attire for she was so impressed with her prince that she has decided to become one herself. One day, she is thrust into a duel in attempts to ward of Saionji’s abusive behavior towards her new roommate Anthy. Little does she know the duel is for real and perhaps may even lead to her old prince, but will he be the same man she remembers him as?
During the entire series, Utena has become Anthy’s champion. Utena’s only wish is to set Anthy free from the chains of the Rose Bride and even casts aside the chance to live happily ever after with her prince inside the castle in the sky. So when Anthy runs the sword of Dios through Utena from behind everyone’s collective jaw drops. She then proceeds to hand the sword over to her brother and when asked for an explanation for her betrayal she simply replies, “I could never accept a girl.”
Cold. Absolutely cold. After all Utena had been through and all the hardships she faced, Anthy still had the nerve to choose her manipulative brother over the one person who actually cared for her.
The only way to diffuse the symptoms of fan rage involve profusely injuring anything in the general vicinity of the viewer. Rage makes people violent and only when the feeling has passed can those who have succumbed move on and accept what has happened to their beloved characters. But most rage is good as it means that the series has truly been able to evoke emotion in its viewers so bear with the director. There is usually a good reason these feelings have been incited. Usually. Fushigi Yugi has no excuses.
What are some of your rage moments in anime? Let us know in the comments below!