* The original ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' manga, based on the light novels and written before the highly successful anime, was disowned by its publisher. Most records of its existence were erased. They didn't even try to capitalize on the series' newfound immense popularity from 2006 on by bringing it back; instead, another manga by another author was commissioned in order to capitalize on the phenomenon. One possible reason for this is that the first author did some {{Hentai}} {{Doujinshi}} about the very same series he was drawing, and firing him and disowning his work was the only way the publishers got to manage the affair. Another likely reason is that the artwork for the first manga was ''terrible''. [[http://www.haruhisuzumiya.net/manga/haruhi-suzumiya-manga-by-mizuno-makoto/ You can see here for yourself.]] [[FetishRetardant Mikuru's boobs don't even look like boobs.]]
** Given that ReiHiroe [[PenName almost openly]] draws H-doujinshis to ''[[Manga/BlackLagoon his own manga]]'', it's probably the latter. The art there was utter crap.
* Referenced in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'': In the opening to one episode, the production staff of the show confront Rikdo Koshi (the writer of the original manga) and toss down several doujinshi in front of him, causing him significant embarrassment. Those doujinshi are actual ones Koshi wrote before he did ''Excel Saga''. Guess what the plot of that episode is based on?
* The BeachEpisode of ''Manga/SailorMoon R'' seems to have been disowned, not even appearing on the "uncut" English boxset. ADV's excuse was that Creator/NaokoTakeuchi hadn't liked the episode anyway. Then again, who did? ''Plesiosaurs'', people...
** Although this seems to have some doubt thrown on to it by the fact that the episode appeared in other releases. The official reasoning is still unstated.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has "[[MissingEpisode Episode 15:]] Kukurus Doan's Island", which wasn't featured on the US broadcast or DVD boxset at the request of YoshiyukiTomino, who felt it wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the series thanks to horrendously OffModel moments. Ironically, some fans would have preferred that they kept "Doan" and instead removed the previous episode "Time, Be Still", which covers the same concept but not as well and also has tortuously slow pacing. The episode is also still present on the Japanese set, released much later.
** Sunrise in general, quote, "do not like to talk about ''G-Saviour''". Most of the franchise's fans agree with them on this point. Although this didn't stop the mobile suit from making a {{Cameo}} in ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' ([[TakeThat in which it got destroyed five seconds into its battle]]).
* The Japanese producers of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' seem to like to pretend that "Electric Soldier Porygon" never existed. This is the infamous episode that featured flashing colors, causing over 600 viewers to go to the hospital with seizures. When news broke of the story in Japan, they aired the same clip ''[[WhatAnIdiot again]]'', sending even more people to the hospital. It was an extremely embarrassing event that caused massive problems in the anime industry in general, as apparently something like this could have happened at any time in the previous decade due to the use of "strobe light" animation techniques; they just didn't pay it heed until then. It also nearly killed the franchise. Of course, the producers want no reminders of it -- and that includes Porygon itself. Note that no major characters in the games use Porygon either (although that may just be because Porygon is supposed to be rare). What's particularly bad about it is that the cause of the seizures ''[[{{Misblamed}} wasn't Porygon at all]]'' -- the real culprit were explosive missiles launched by an antivirus program in cyberspace, which for whatever reason flashed red and blue when they were hit by [[SeriesMascot Pikachu's]] lightning.
** While Creator/RachaelLillis claims she did enjoy voicing her characters on ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', she admits that she wishes the fans would remember some of her other work as well, since that's all the fans want to talk to her about.
* [[Creator/KaoriYuki Yuki Kaori]] had an entertaining way of describing her first published manga (a one shot about vampires): "I wrote this story while I was still dumb -- I mean young." She laughs at its [[{{Narm}} narmfulness]] now.
* The title of the third chapter of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' (entitled ''G-R Nonaggression Pact?'') might seem strange, as Russia barely shows up (except to break England's cursed chair) and there is no pact depicted. It turns out that the original opening to the webcomic ''did'' depict it, and the pages were removed by Hidekaz Himaruya, having not done the research on Germany and Russia's pre-WWII relationship and the conditions of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Needless to say, he rectified part of the problem in a later chapter and finally depicted the pact, but once American fandom found the original deleted strips and scanlated them, they would come back to haunt him.
** Another set of strips titled "Italy Scribbles" were purged from the site in 2008 for containing sexual content involving France, Spain, and the child version of Italy. Though France and Spain back down before they cross the MoralEventHorizon, their overall behavior in the comic shocked some fans when these strips were also recovered and scanlated.
* MonicaRial isn't apparently too fond of her earlier anime performances. She says she'd redo them all.
* ''StrikeWitches'', despite its current successful anime, light novels, and manga series, had a very rocky start that's been quietly ignored by the writers. For the first manga, "Maidens of the Blue Sky," the artist was originally told to make it a bit {{ecchi}}. It was then canceled because it was ''too'' ecchi and focused too much on {{fanservice}} at the expense of everything else (which, believe it or not, is still true, even compared to the current anime). The second manga, "Maidens in the Sky," wasn't much better. The problem this time was just that it wasn't very good, and contradicted the anime in quite a few ways. Although the actual events in these manga have since been ignored, the characters in them have actually reappeared in newer material.
* Creator/BradSwaile, best known today for playing Light Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote'', is none too fond of the fact that he once played [[TheScrappy Kicker Jones]] on ''TransformersEnergon''.
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': The majority of the surviving voice actors who worked on the show seem to be enjoying their belated fame. Kerrigan Mahan (Sean Phillips and Bron) seems to be an exception to this. He appears to just have selective amnesia concerning the show.
** Although he enjoyed working on the show Creator/CamClarke was embarrassed playing Lancer, a cross dressing character who posed as a female singer.
* According with [[http://pastebin.com/nv6PJYQA this interview]], Creator/ShuichiIkeda's biggest shame was making [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]] going out of character in the ''SD Gundam'' shorts and [=OVAs.=]
* Judging by her interview in [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2012/otakon/10 Otakon 2012]], it seems that Creator/AyaHirano doesn't want to speak about her role as Katja in ''Seikon no Qwaser''.
* Creator/OsamuTezuka didn't exactly care for his live-action/animated ''Vampire''.
* GreyDeLisle didn't care much for the experience she had working on ''ShinChan'', despite it being her first voice acting role, as she felt the original dub had a little too much vulgar humor and that the recording sessions were too long.
** KathSoucie didn't like it either, feeling the characters were too unlikable. She only completed the dub under contract obligations. Had it run longer than the 50 episodes finished, she would have quit.