I have heard/read that it is, and watched it. I've realized that it isn't. For those of you who haven't watched it yet, I'll wait. It's about 6 or so hours long. *waits* Alright. You're probably disgusted at the show if you've just finished watching it. Spoiler I mean the cast is mostly filled with horrible people. The main character constantly cheats on his girlfriend, sending her into a depression. He then cheats on his second girlfriend, after breaking up with the first. There isn't a single person who does the right thing during the entire show, not for long anyway. And then there's the gratuitous rape scene. A tragedy filled with horrible characters. Then there's the final scenes, with the deaths. Now, I'm going to explain why I don't see disgust over this anime as a bad thing, but a good thing. A lot of shows give you a protagonist that you're supposed to like, or relate to, and things that happen to them to make them sympathetic. This show doesn't do that. It gives you bad people, bad actions, and bad consequences. So much bad is fit into such a short show, the idea being that you're supposed to feel a certain way. You're supposed to hate Makoto. Spoiler Likely to the point where you smile at his death via scissors What makes a bad anime or a bad show? That is something that people need to decide on their own, but I have ideas of my own. The biggest sin a show can do is waste my time. If the ending completely makes the entire journey worthless, and nothing came of it, then it wasted everybody's time. Even Samurai Champloo didn't waste my time, though it came close. Everybody grew as human beings, even if Spoiler the end goal ended up being a fail because the Sunflower Samurai kind of died . Big O, on the other hand, does. Spoiler Everything is reset at the end, making it a loop. Nobody has any memories, and they're going to repeat everything over again. There are more examples, but that one is the first one to come to mind. What do you guys think? Do my thoughts make any sense, or am I rambling?