In 2021, plenty of amazing anime debuted. Sadly, not everything that came out of the year was amazing. Some of it was actually pretty terrible - or at least it didn't live up to expectations. Let's take a look at some of the most disappointing anime of 2021. These entries are not necessarily the worst anime of 2021 - many are decent, but were disappointing because they failed to execute on great premises, or seemed poised to be smash hits before they began airing.
The most noteworthy example is Season 2 of The Promised Neverland, which vastly disappointed fans by failing to adapt huge chunks of the manga and creating a nonsensical, rushed ending. There's also Wonder Egg Priority, which tried to take on heavier content than it could handle, and suffered from major production issues. And who else was disappointed by nonexistent animation in The Way of the Househusband?
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