Hi I'm Dranzerstorm
You may remember me as a regular contestant on the caption battle contest.
Welcome to Retro Retrospective, my world dedicated to the old guard of the Otaku world; expect some reviews of the old & obscure, and in-depth geeky knowledge with the occasional top ten and I now have a logo.

Little info about me
Well I'm British and I'm in to all things animated and nostalgia.
I've grown up with every cartoon going and have watched hundreds of anime.
Oh and to answer a question I was asked once, no I don't wear glasses in real life, I would wear Loke's sunglasses though.

Top 10 Worst Male Anime Characters

From females to males, it took a while to narrow down but were finally ready to go.
Update: New dishonourable mention

Dishonourable Mentions
Wolfram Von Bielefeld from Kyo Kara Maoh
He's the male equal to Louise from Familiar of Zero who is already a worst female character.

Shou Tucker from Full Metal Alchemist
A little too easy to put this one down, yes he's the worst human alive but he was written as such and served that purpose, nothing about him was written poorly.

Kirito from Sword Art Online
The anime is more to blame for his writing than the character himself, if better written he would be a better character.

Negi Springfield from UQHolder
After what I found out, he's now a dishonourable mention, I'll spare his Negima persona but not his UQHolder one.

10. Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion
It's obvious why he's here and he gets progressively worst every year, a whiny, cowardly, selfish kid with some sickening fetishes.

9. Mokuba Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh
His role in the franchise was to be scrappy doo and to give Kaiba motivation he didn't really need. He can't even play a children's card game.

8. Seiji Noumi from Accel World
A bully who's sole purpose is to be obnoxious to the point of being punchable, yet he's not even threatening, anyone a foot taller could easily smash his face in.

7. Kamille Bidan from Gundam Zeta
All he had to do was not lose his temper and we could've had Char as a lead character, no were stuck with Mr Self Righteous emo kid who deserves all the slaps from Bright Noa and pretty much the rest of the cast.

6. Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
I don't get him. He's the most poorly written shonen character in history, why couldn't he just be Mr Revenge, but no we can't have nice things and his character has been dragged through the most convoluted plots of the franchise, not to mention his popularity ruined a generation of anime fans, at least in Boruto he's grounded back in reality.

5. Makoto Itou from School Days
The whole point of Makoto was to not let dating sims be reality because all you do is play with people's hearts and trample them when it doesn't satisfy you and Makoto was the perfect person to portray that but it did more damage to the harem genre than his contemporaries ever did.

4. Ramunes IV from Knights of Ramunes OVA
An ego maniac who abuses women on a regular basis, what's worst is that he's meant to be a hero, not to mention there's no explanation in why he became such a deplorable human being to begin with.

3. Chris Thorndyke from Sonic X
When we finally have a proper Sonic anime and you come along and ruined it by just existing, comes to something when every other cartoon and even the ova is better than what this series produced.

2. Alois Trancy from Black Butler
This ass hole ruined Black Butler, nothing more than a fanfiction writers miserable attempt at Ciel Phantomhive. He's an abusive, emotional black mailing little piss stain that didn't deserve to exist.

1. Koran Mori from Flame of Recca
Let's list all his terrible traits.
Kills people for giggles no matter what side.
Boring greedy corrupt business man.
Most hideous anime design in history.
He has no impact on the story until the end and even then the real final boss is arguably the one in control.
More than likely a rapist.
In an anime reliant on action he can't do squat.
Worst of all, he's the least interesting character from the series and is so forgettable that you'd forget he exists and he's meant to be the main villain, so he's not only the worst male character but easily the worst villain in anime.

Top 10 Scottish Characters

I'm going to be throwing up a few top tens on popular characters from certain countries, this covers Anime, videogames and for this list non United Kingdom produced cartoons.
This rank is based on how Scottish they are.
Honorable Mentions: Any character who is obviously Scottish such as the Scotsman from Samurai Jack, The entire cast of Brave, Scottish Pokemon Trainer and Scrooge McDuck. I do want a challenge.

10. Alexander Anderson from Hellsing
This is more the dub representing him as Scottish as his nationality is never spoken of, but his name would suggest that he is Scottish.

9. Lilly Satou from Kitawa Shoujo
I don't know much about this character but she is listed as half Scottish on her official bio.

8. Jonathan Joestar from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Yep the first Jojo is descended from Highlanders, speak volumes about his abilities.

7. Edward Fokker from Power Stone
First glance you'd assume English but this ace fighting pilot in the anime adaption is actually Scottish as his uniform flag is the St Andrews Flag.

6. Mike Haggar from Final Fight
Scottish heritage and proud of it, his wrestling style even originates from Scottish back hold wrestling.

5. The Demoman from Team Fortress 2
We are now in the region of people actually from Scotland and Team Fortress 2 has one in the Demolitions Expert, not nearly as talked about as the Heavy or the Scout, he is nonetheless important to any team.

4. Johnny McGregor from Beyblade
Of the Beyblade representatives of Europe they overlooked England in favour of Scotland, Johnny himself doesn't seem much of a character but is one of only a handful of characters to defeat Kai on merit.

3. Moira MacTaggert from X-Men
A brilliant genetic scientist with a Nobel peace prize to boot, Moira was one of few human allies to the X-Men and was even engaged to Professor Charles Xavier.

2. Lydia Carlton from Earl and Fairy
Lydia is a Fairy Doctor, a voice that connects the mortal realm with the Fairy Realm and love interest of the Earl who is meant to be ruler of the fairy realm. One of only two full Scottish anime characters known in existence and considering it's a period anime set in Victorian Britain, she's an outright rebel.

1. Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers
It can't be anyone else, she's argubly the most famous female fighting game character since Chun Li and is probably the most likely guest character in a lot of Capcom's RPGs, shooters and smaller fighting games. She's a Succubus who just enjoys a good fight.

Top 20 Worst Female Anime Characters

Okay, I don't remember if I ever did this kind of list but it's been long over due, so time for worst female anime characters, yes there is a male characters list it's just ten times longer and harder to shorten into a top ten.
Updated now as a top 20, you can blame Maze for this.

20. Satsuki Kiryuin from Kill La Kill
It bothers me that she believes that the plot is entirely her convoluted idea to overthrow her mother using her sister which derails a good anime because she constantly implies that every twist is something she predicted.

19. Tatsumaki from One Punch Man
She's irritating but at least at some point Saitama will likely put her in her place.

18. Tomo Takino from Azumanga Daioh
She's just too much, I really can't stand over the top extroverts.

17. Petralka Eldant III from Outbreak Company
What is it with bratty monarchs. No where near as bad as Louise but in her case her voice was ten times worst rather than her actual actions.

16. Sarah McDougal from Love Hina
The series was worst for her appearance as she contributed nothing to the plot other than a distraction.

15. Kodachi Kuno from Ranma 1/2
Speaking of contributing nothing, Kodachi was the weakest for personality among the cast of females who were after Ranma, an extra character no one really asked for especially when her brother was a better show stealer.

14. Sakura from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Oh Clamp what did you do? You turned one of the best female characters in Anime history into a boring princess who can't do anything, plot or not, she derserved better than this.

13. Mizuki Takase from Comic Party
Anyone who knows my works knows how much I hate Comic Party and it's because of this character.

12. Haruhi Suzumiya from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Same reason as Tomo but way more annoying, I even wonder how the others put up with her.

11. Female Maze from Maze the Megaburst Space
She is basically gender swap Shinji Ikari. Even dresses like him.

10. Zazie Rainyday from Negima
She did absolutely nothing for 90% of the franchise and when she does do something it's not clear that it's even her, she speaks less lines than a monster of the week on Sailor Moon and finally, her role could've been done by a better character. What a waste.

9. Reccoa Londe from Zeta Gundam
She joined the Titans by choice, who does that? Then she gassed and killed an entire colony. Then she dies blaming men for her bad choices. You are making worst Gundam characters look noble.

8. Yasuna Oribe from Kill Me Baby
She's that irritating friend who keeps annoying you to the point of snapping, the only reason she's not higher is because she gets what she deserves whenever her friend Sonya does snap.

7. Charlotte LinLin from One Piece
Big Mom is a terrible villain, in a series where the biggest villains can change the world in one battle, Big Mom is just a glorified psychopath with practically no respect for her ridiculous family and were supposed to judge her on the same level as Whitebeard.

6. Louise from Familiar of Zero
Worst tsundere ever, it's bad enough she smacks around Saito for the littlest hiccup but justifies it by using her nobility status saying that Saito is less than human to her, the only reason she's not higher is because Saito is dumb enough to still fall for her.

5. Kaede Sakura from Kampfer
She drove the entire plot of Kampfer by turning Natsuru into a girl, yet thinks boy Natsuru loves girl Natsuru. Lets not forget her horrible taste in stuffed animals and the fact that her villain reveal just destroys any dignity the show had.

4. Ringo Oginome from Mawara Penguindrum
Falls in love with her older sister's former lover who is also her teacher in an insane plot that thinks that by doing this her family will come back together going as far as drugging and attempting to rape him and all she can say is crap about Destiny!

3. Malty Melromarc from Rising of the Shield Hero
My inspiration for this list, in the first episode she robs the main character of everything and gets him falsely accused of rape and still spends more of the series continuously tormenting him and yet this is considered a point of controversy in the anime community because of the whole funimation case. Saying that her comeuppance is so satisfying, spoilers she gets stripped of her name and title for her crimes and gets renamed Bitch.

2. Akito Sohma from Fruits Basket
Yes she counts despite the first anime ending before the reveal of this fact. I get that Mental Health is a complex emotion that can hurt people unintentionally but Akito's is so extreme that the line between unintentional and outright bitch gets crossed, the other characters did nothing to warrant her aggression, it made that part of the manga really hard to read, worst thing about it is some fans actually like her. Why?
The anime doesn't do her any favours as there is no talk of her backstory so she just comes off as a villain without a cause, which is even worst.

1. Ume Shiraume from Ben-To
But this is by far the worst female character ever. She beats up main character Sato for no reason not even for comedy, she abducts other women to be her dress up doll and play thing and the anime gives her a full episode that is 50 Shades uncomfortable where she seduces comedy relief Hana Oshiroi against her will in the most cringy yuri scene in anime history. I had a hard time returning to ecchi anime after this. Worst thing about it, she gets away with it; everyone else at least gets punished.

Maze the Megaburst Space Review

I think I've reached the holy grail of terrible anime. This is Maze.

In a fantasy world full of war and conflict, the Jaina Holy Group have nearly taken over the world with only Princess Mill left to capture, but a mysterious girl named Maze appears out of nowhere, possessing powers known as Phantom Light power, she reluctantly becomes the world's last hope for victory against Jaina using Dulga, a giant organic mecha to stop them, but there is more to Maze than you might think as Maze suddenly changes gender at night to a more aggressive, wild male persona.
Where to start? I don't exaggerate when I say this is the holy grail of terrible anime, in fact I say this is the worst 90s anime period.
It's the type of bad where every decision that was made caused you severe whiplash in terms of "Wait WHAT?!"
The story is horribly paced and constantly backs itself into a corner with it's own narrative only to pull a reset button just to escape.
The few characters that are good are under used and suffer for it.
Female Maze is an insufferable protagonist who some how acts and dresses like Shinji Ikari.
The few times male Maze gets screen time he wastes it either being a pervert or repeating his lines over and over.
Mill is a clingy little bitch whose only mode is cheerfully annoying.
The need to make sex jokes every chance they got was distracting and don't get me started on Episode 26.
The Japanese had so little faith in it, the west only got the edited version of the tv series and the OVA with the unedited version on vhs and laserdisc only, so no movie or episode 26 as that was laserdisc only and episode 26 was also banned from broadcast a full two years before Excel Saga did it.
Then there's the dub which is incompetent in every way; no emotion in dramatic scenes, female Maze under sells her performance, dub mistakes are frequent, the fairy switches between high voiced to helium voiced every other scene, another voice actor was changed halfway which only made the character sound worse, Mill is painful to listen to, male Maze is trying way to hard and to top it all off they forget to add dialogue in some scenes HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
After all that, is there anything I like? The opening music and the other main party members Rapier, Aster, Woll, Solude and Randy despite the fact that they are horribly underused and Randy sounds like she snorted helium. I've also seen worst villains, Chic and Gorgeous have their good moments.
Final Verdict: if you can get over some of the creepier in context moments I'd watch the OVA, that is passable. The tv series on the other hand is an epic train wreck that manages every scene to have something wrong with it. It's every single bad 90s anime trope wrapped into one anime, sure there are anime that are way worst than Maze, but the badness in this is so bad that it's almost artistic in it's delivery.

Cartoon Vault: Captain Planet and the Planeteers

This one is long overdue, time to finally tackle Captain Planet.

The planet is being ravished by pollution and mass destruction, Gaia no longer able to tolerate such atrocities calls upon five teenagers to summon the champion of Earth, Captain Planet to rid the world of looting and polluting.
Yes it's the king of environmental cartoons Captain Planet, and it's really, really cheesy, to a degree that you wonder what on Earth the program makers were taking.
I enjoyed it when I was a kid but I don't look back on it fondly mainly because there was a period where cartoons would stop their antics to deliver PSA messages, a side effect to the rules set out by Ronald Reagan for kids TV deregulation was you can screen a 20 minute cartoon to sell toys but it was to come with a good healthy message, don't do drugs, recycle and don't be an ass hole, all wholesome preachy stuff that parents demanded were on every show.
There's nothing wrong with these messages, they are good messages but there are some issues with it.
1. They are being dictated by cartoon characters, not real people, this is the kinda stuff you should be taught in school.
2. The high cheese value later killed off the genre in the late 90s during the Golden eras of cartoon channels and the advent of anime in America
3. It's failure means that crazy people are now preaching these messages, the same people who super glue themselves to trains and buildings thinking the government will stop and listen to them.
I remember Captain Planet's guest appearance in Ok Ko Let's Be Heroes, where Kwame is now the only Planeteer remaining where he says "the planteers quit and got real jobs" whether that's a dig at the actors not coming back or a sadder in context statement that no one believes in Captain Planet anymore.
I find 2019 exhausting, every week there's a protest or a report that's either about racism, sexism, environmental concerns, political correctness, LGBT rights or another pathetic argument spoken by a pathetic human; worst thing about it is, both sides are as bad as each other.
The right wing are being portrayed as pathetic whiney bigots.
The left wing are being portrayed as whiny intolerant snowflakes.
So where am I going with this?
As cheesy as Captain Planet was, we need him back just to teach us how to be decent human beings again, only then can we solve the problems of this world.