Top 10 Anime Series That Get Too Much Hate

As an anime fan, I will admit some of my favorite anime series are overrated and could be better, but those anime series also tend to get a lot of hate. So now I made a list of anime series that get too much hate. Please respect my opinions.

The Top Ten

1 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

I'll admit, the anime series may be overrated and could do better with the flaws it has, but the hate for this anime is getting so annoying! It may not be the best anime ever, but it's my personal favorite along with Gurren Lagann. It's all about haters trying to say stuff like, Gary Stu that, incest that, Alfheim sucks that! It's so aggravating! Hate, hate, hate! Waste of time! The hate was the main reason I watched Sword Art Online in the first place. In my opinion, I loved that anime and it wasn't that bad. Sword Art Online haters can come and kiss my a$$ any day. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I already said I recognize the flaws with the anime. BUT, there is no denying this anime gets too much hate. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

*Sighs* It seems like every day on MyAnimeList.Net, Sword Art Online's score keeps going down. It used to be somewhere in the range of the 8's, but now it's only on the high 7's. I swear, it's just pure bandwagon when it comes to the hate for this anime. I wish people would stop hating on it and look more on the positive aspects of the anime. Instead of just having high expectations for it, maybe they would like it more if they just watched it for the enjoyment of it. That's what I think most people who hate Sword Art Online fail to realize. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

So many people seem to hate the anime for no good reason. Sometimes I think it's because some people dislike it just be they need something to hate for the sake of being a jerk.

Yeah I agree. Even though it got so much hate, I still liked it. Not like it was the best anime, but I thought I enjoyed it. - BM55

2 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.

While I'm not into Naruto, I think Naruto gets a lot of hate. Before Sword Art Online came along, Naruto was that anime that was infamous for attracting a lot of hate. And I do agree with the fans that while there may be too much fillers, Naruto isn't that bad an anime series. So I think instead of bashing on Naruto for little things like too much flashbacks, you should actually watch it if you're just hating even though you haven't watched it yet or watch another anime instead of being an annoying hater. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Could it be the hate that comes from the fillers?

3 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.

One of those anime series that get a lot of hate even though people haven't seen it yet. Sure, Attack on Titan might have some rabid fans and is far from flawless in terms of too much dialogue and slow pacing, but other than that, Attack on Titan is a really good anime series. The first season ended with a bang and I can't wait for Season 2. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Sure, the story had slow pacing and all, but it was actually a great series and I can't wait for Season 2. - zerolamasta

People always hate on this anime for it being popular. So what? It's great! - MontyPython

People hate this anime because it's cliched, but that's all they think about. AOT is excellent - Mcgillacuddy

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4 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

People hate this just because it's not based on a manga, but so what if it isn't. The original fullmetal alchemist wasn't based on the manga but it was still amazing. I think the anime of Tokyo ghoul is even better than the manga (I've read all the mangas, by the way) and is one of my favourite anime of all time.

I think this is honestly the best anime of all time and I don't get why do many people hate it

Okay, while I still think Parasyte is better than Tokyo Ghoul and I haven't seen Tokyo Ghoul yet, I still think this deserves to be on the list. To me, I still think Tokyo Ghoul is quite beautiful in ways that I can't describe now and I would love to see it. Sure, there might be too much censorship and some inconsistencies with animation and original manga source content, but in all honesty, Tokyo Ghoul seems to be a legitimate anime series that I might enjoy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.

Gay La Gay

This anime is actually pretty good. Yes the outfits are pretty skimpy and the cuss words are pretty high but through all that the story plot is amazing. The fight scenes are also amazing. Not to mention some of the characters are very rememberable. Even though its not the best anime its not the worst either. - WolfyChloe

Kill la Kill is more than just fanservice! Sure, the outfits might be too skimpy and the anime can be a bit crazy at times, but I loved Kill la Kill! All fanservice aside, this anime is actually pretty good for what it is! Awesome fighting scenes, a surprisingly interesting plot and story, great characters, and an epic music soundtrack! Although I wouldn't recommend it for anime beginners, for those who have seen enough anime, I would totally recommend this anime! Haters can come at me for all I know! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It doesn't deserve to be an anime it was really awful and horrible

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6 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Remove the main character and it is 10% less hated

Here's how it goes, I look up Ash Ketchum, and it's not long until I find an insult on him. And even worse, The Gamer thinks its ruining the Pokemon Franchise! WHAT!? THAT'S BULLPOOP!

I don't really get why the ANIME is hated for? It's flaws?

In my opinion it deserves it's hate.

7 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

Sigh. Some people just can't put up with the legacy of Dragon Ball Z. While I wouldn't call it the best anime ever, I do recall watching some episodes and clips of it, and I like a few things about them, like the funny moments and nostalgically awesome transformations and fights. Although I'm not a Dragon Ball Z fan, I don't think it's necessary to hate on the fans for something you don't like. And it isn't that bad. You want bad? You're looking at Boku no Pico or School Days, not Dragon Ball Z! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

People just hate on this because it's popular. Plus it was made about decades earlier than most of the popular shonen series nowadays. It's the best of its time, and Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and Fairy Tail are all inspired by it. Dragon Ball is the greatest, as it has changed the whole shonen genre. - Goku02

8 Fruits Basket Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her more.

How could anyone hate this?
The story is perfect, the characters are memorable, and I see it as a masterpiece.

In my opinion this anime is wonderful. Yes some of the characters can get annoying but that doesn't stop the story in the anime. Its funny heartwarming and there's plenty of romance. I know there's a lot of hate to it but if you hate certain anime's and such don't dwell on it, get over it and don't bother others with your hate.

9 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.

I think they are so ignorant when it comes to its content and can't accept that it's a fantasy with fantasy themes when it comes to violent when not graphic if you're obsessed with stuff like Anime (and no it does not have to Anime) that have blood and gore like Tokyo Ghoul, Elfen lied and Attack On Titan you have a problem and is not mature enough for good story plots characters with personalities and of course qualities and if that's not truthful enough I don't know what is

I think the only thing that people hate Fairy Tail for is it's plot armor. - Pegasister12

The only reason why people hate Fairy Tail because it has no blood or swearing

There is swearing in it, but barely any blood.

10 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

While I still prefer Gurren Lagann and haven't seen Evangelion yet, now that I have matured a bit, I think Evangelion is an anime series that shouldn't be taken lightly. Sure, the main lead might be a bit of a wimp, so what? Like fans say, the main lead is probably the most realistic anime character to date and I would totally want to watch this anime. Not to mention it's story is both intriguing and psychologically-thrilling as well. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Oh, the hate is annoying. We get it! You hate Shinji! So what? Next you'll be telling me Future Diary is awful because of Yukiteru. One character is not enough to make an anime bad. And if you hate it because it's popular, then you are being ridiculous. If you don't like it, keep it to yourself. Quit whining and ignore it instead of being a hater. - Elric-san

The Contenders

11 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is an anime television series, a direct sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise and the overall tenth installment in the Gundam franchise.
12 Future Diary Future Diary Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. The plot surrounds a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future. The manga was serialized in the Kadokawa Shoten's Shōnen Ace between January 2006 and December 2010.

True. Yukiteru may be the biggest anime wimp of all time, but Future Diary still told a unique story. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It does deverse to be on this list the ending was really bad and disaponting yuki didn't deserve to live..the anime turned to be really stupid

13 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.

Yes. Unfortunately, Fullmetal Alchemist does have haters. Sure, there may be some insane FMA fanboys, but you shouldn't let a fan base ruin an anime for you! Fullmetal Alchemist is considered as one of the best anime of all time! I haven't watched FMA yet, but I plan to sometime in the future! Highly recommended for anime beginners! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Honestly, I don't see a lot of hate in FMA. Even though I enjoyed the 2003 adaptation I was still disappointed by it. but changed my mind after I watched Conqueror of Shambala. - BM55

14 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.

This series gets TOO MUCH LOVE in fact. - Goku02

The one piece anime deserves hate for being so much worse than the manga. You can't take two chapters of a manga and make it into a 23 minute episode. It ruins the pacing

15 K-On! K-On! K-ON! (けいおん!, literally 'Light Music') is a Japanese slice of life and comedy four-panel comic strip manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. It was serialized from 2007 to 2012, and there are six volumes to the manga in total. Kyoto Animation produced the anime adaptation, which aired over more.

It being a moe anime doesn't always mean it's bad! - PerfectImpulseX

Ha! moe? That’s named after the restaurant moes wow what a shame

16 Lucky Star Lucky Star Lucky star is an anime that first aired (april 8th, 2007 to September 16th, 2007) in Japan. The anime follows the daily lives of Konata Izumi, Kagami and Tsukasa hiiragi, and Miyuki Takura. The show is best known for the cute "moe" characters. The target audience is shouen.

Same as K-On. - PerfectImpulseX

17 Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT is a Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. Produced by Toei Animation, the series premiered in Japan on Fuji TV on February 7, 1996, spanning 64 episodes until its end on November 19, 1997.

Gets worse hate than SAO. TRUST ME - TheDarkOne_221b

18 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
19 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. more.
20 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

I liked the genre of 19.century england but I think that yaoi stuff break all the story

I've read so many hate comments about it it is my favorite

So bad it does deserve too in 1

Why did I even watch this til the end...

21 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

Guys, this is far from just a Sailor Moon ripoff. I may not have watched this anime yet, but I heard it's really good. Madoka Magica isn't just you're average magical girl anime. I have heard it starts out bright as first, then actually gets dark later over the series. So if you hate this anime but haven't watched it yet, I suggest watching it for yourself instead of continuing to hate it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is probably my favorite anime. I really like it, and it is very far from the average magical girl anime. Watch it now, please! It's great! I loved it! Almost all anime is great, but this series really stood out to me. - SaoirseSeal

This really personal, but I kinda feel offended when people hate Madoka Magica. Not because they hate the show, I have no problem if someone doesn't like it. But it's just because, even though Madoka Magica may be popular in Japan and America, in Israel almost NO ONE knows it even exists. And what's worse is that almost everyone I talk to about it won't even give it a chance. Why? Because they've never heard about it. It's only very dedicated fans, the kind that go to conventions, who know about Madoka Magica. Everyone else doesn't want to because it's not a popular show, like Mirai Nikki or attack on Titan or death note.
All I'm saying is give this show a chance. Madoka Magica is an amazing show, but you need to be patient. I'd you can be patient for a show like Dragon Ball Z, or HunterXHunter, be patient for this show. Not only because it's shorter, but because it's a great show

I think the reason this gets hate is because of it's popularity. Almost all popular animes(especially the ones that are in the 1st page of the popular anime list in MAL, Madoka Magica is on the 1st page! ) get hated for no clear reason - MLPFan

22 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers

This is my favorite entry in/season of the Lyrical Nanoha franchise, my favorite magical girl anime of all time, and one of my absolute favorite anime of all time but it has its flaws and I can sort of see why some people (even those who are in the Lyrical Nanoha fandom themselves) don't like it though. A hardcore sci-fi military story with some of the most bad*** magical girls in fictional history and DBZ/Gundam-esque action isn't everybody's cup of tea, the whole political intrigue sub-plot involving Regius Gaiz really dragged down the series at times, and Zest and Lutecia were pretty forgettable villains but I still love MGLN StrikerS nevertheless. - PerfectImpulseX

23 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

I love this anime

I feel like this show gets too much hate... - DoritosAreLife

24 Love Live! Sunshine!! Love Live! Sunshine!! Love Live! Sunshine!! is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise.
25 Space Dandy Space Dandy

A lot a people seem to hate the show because it's not as serious and character-driven as Cowboy Bebop. Personally, I prefer Space Dandy. Besides, there a few episodes that tone down the comedy and focus more on the characters and atmosphere. Let's not forget "Toys in the Attic" from Cowboy Bebop. It pretty much feels like the pilot for Space Dandy.

26 Yuugiou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
27 Love Live! School Idol Project Love Live! School Idol Project
28 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

You're probably thinking in your head right now, "How the heck does Cowboy Bebop get a lot of hate?! " Well, according to one of my followers that I talked with, it's true. Cowboy Bebop unfortunately has haters. Like with all anime, if an anime is popular, it's bound to have a lot of haters. People, listen to me right now. Even if I haven't watched Cowboy Bebop yet, Cowboy Bebop is regarded as a legend among both anime and non-anime fans alike. There should be little reason to hate it and I would highly recommend it to those who haven't watched anime yet. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

29 Bleach Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. more.

This is the scapegoat for anime like Naruto and DBZ. Why the hell does this get hated on so much? Butthurt that Tite Kubo trolled you? - AnimeSportsFan619

30 B-Project: Kodou Ambitious B-Project: Kodou Ambitious
31 Clannad Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted more.
32 Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.
33 Clannad After Story Clannad After Story Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father. more.
34 Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. It is a sequel show to the Dragon Ball manga and the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years.
35 Boku no Pico Boku no Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.

Hatred for a obviously reason

36 Yo Kai Watch

People calling it a rip off of Pokemon which it isn't
Does it have gym leaders? No.
Do you use pokeballs to catch yo kai? No.
Do you have a rival to face? No.
Do you fight against an evil organization? No.
Do you fight an elite four or a champion? No.
Do you fight against trainers? No.
Do you choose a starter? No.
So in conclusion, Yo kai watch is not a rip off of Pokemon

The anime is pretty good, too.

37 Erased Erased
38 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation
39 Beyblade
40 Another Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.

This is the most underappreciated anime EVER!

This anime is the most criminally underrated anime ever made.The story is’s sad that people hate it. - 77Anonymous_77

41 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items more.
42 Durarara!! Durarara!!

People always compare this to Baccano! Look, I haven't seen Baccano(and I'm sure It's a good anime). But just because both shows are by the same people, It doesn't mean you can compare the two shows all the time. It can be annoying to others. I'm going to see Baccano soon, though! It seems like a cool show! - MLPFan

43 Berserk 2016
44 The Asterisk War The Asterisk War

Now being treated as the worst anime ever made. Come on man, there are much worse of the same caliber (*cough*Hundred*cough*) - SelfDestruct

45 Dragon Crisis!
46 Golden Time Golden Time
47 Maison Ikkoku
48 School Days School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. more.
49 Super GALS!
50 One Punch Man One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after more.

This series does have a lot of fans and is not "hated" by any means, but I do feel that it's misunderstood. Some, unfortunately, look past it because of its cliché shonen anime appearance, but One Punch Man is anything but cliché. It's an ingenious parody that simultaneously attempts to solve the very problems it pokes fun at.

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