RE: What anime/manga do you hate?
Great post, Mahina!
I MUST agree in "everything I've read from CLAMP". They are soooo pretentious... I just couldn't like any of the things they've done, not even one of them (the drawing is amazing, sure, but as you said, does not compensate).
I hate rape hentai. Don't know if it counts in here, but I deeply dislike any sort of porn that involves rape. Which is why I stay very much away of hentai.
I was subjected to "Jin Roh". Man, I hated it.
I also dislike stupid storylines.
Something I hate is when a manga is good but I know it's being sexist and treats the female characters in a bad light or not at all. Because if the manga or anime is crappy, I can just ignore it. I hate the feeling when it's a GOOD manga that has that problem. Because if he manga is good, I'm going to read it anyway.
I don't know much of anime or manga I hate... If I dislike them, I just don't watch or read them, so I soon forget I disliked them.
I hate yaoi. I know it's rare in a girl, but I HATE it.
I hate the "formulaic" storyline. A manga or anime has to be VERY good for me to ignore this typical plot:
Shonen-harem story: Shy, awkward, loser, ugly or not-attractive, many times ridiculous guy suddenly finds himself surrounded of gorgeous girls in a wide range of ages. All the girls despise him at the beginning, but in the end all fall for him: he chooses one of them. Generally, the one who can't cook, beats him violently sometimes, but is certainly among the prettiest.
Shoujo-inverted harem story: Shy, akward, not-gorgeous-or-hot but cute girl, many times ridiculous, mostly scared, finds herself suddenly surrounded by gorgeous boys in a less wide range of age (they must be her age or older, not younger). The boys fall for her and fight for her. She will end up with her main love interest, but never before breaking up with him at least once, and having tried to go out with any of her other love interests. Add lots of "romance" problems inside, until the two idiots get together. One rape attempt (or more) is bound to happen, but the girl will never be raped (she's a virgin and will lose her virginity to her one true love).
Now, I just like a good plot. Be it Cowboy Bebop, Azumanga Daioh, be it shoujo or shonen, I WANT A GOOD PLOT. And good characters. Anything else, I can't stand.