Top 10 Anime Series That People Either Love or Hate

Let's face it. Not everyone is going to love the anime series you love and not everyone is going to hate the anime series you hate. Think of it as different from Top 10 Anime Series That Get Too Much Hate.

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 have long lost my interest in anime but I still stalk Pokemon forums and such. I see A LOT of Sword Art Online fans- as well as Attack on Titan- and they're usually rabid fans. It's sad because I believe that's the biggest turn off to many modern series these days. I don't remember anime fans being as rabid 5, 10, even 15 years ago as they are now. But, it may be due to more social media. You literally can't avoid them in YouTube comments (like, example: why does someone feel the need to bring up anime in a Jenna Marbles comment section? )

Either way, I tend to disassociate myself from those fandoms.

Oh, where do I start? Sword Art Online is essentially treated like Frozen in the anime community, although not as bad as Frozen. Long story short, fans call it the best anime ever, haters call it the worst anime ever. I would go in depth about this anime more, but I'm only here to say that it's loved and hated. If you want to know more about this anime, go look at my Sword Art Online review on Greatest Anime of All Time. Personally, I love this anime. Come at me, Sword Art Online haters. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I would of loved this show if the story wasn't so inconsistent and the female characters being treated a lot better than being fan serviced for a harem made for a lone wolf of an MMO. (which if you noticed from playing MMOs, hardly anyone would care for people who solo because you know...MASS MULTIPLAYER ONLINE, but ofc they do here because he's Kirito. The all mighty wish fulfilling character, Kirito) Especially Asuna...what happened Asuna, you were badass in the beginning and then...wHAT? a trophy wife who becomes a damsel of distress? are you kidding me? Why would you do that? She started off so good in the first two episodes.

Again I really wanted to like this show, but a lot of it was hard to like. I can't relate to any of these characters and the story was everywhere and inconsistent. I loved the very beginning, it was a good concept, but they made a mistake by making so many time jumps and changed their ideas in the middle of airing the show. (seriously if you are going ...more

Don't worry, I respect your opinion. The way you explained why you don't like this anime wasn't harsh and you were respectful of my opinion as well. *Sighs* I wish there were more people on MAL who were more nice with expressing their opinions on whether they love or hate SAO. Thanks for being very nice with your opinion, visitor. I appreciate it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I did not wach it

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2 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.

Greatest Anime of All Time says it all. Being number 1 on the list, it's bound to have a lot of rabid fans and haters on there. To be honest, I actually don't watch Dragon Ball Z. I only praise it for its legacy. On the other hand, fans praise it for nostalgia, fights, characters, and funny moments. While the haters bash it for long transformation sequences, fillers, and the fans being nostalgic as well (Charizard syndrome is probably what they're diagnosing). Other than that, I won't say I love or hate it. I'm just okay with it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is my all time favorite series and I love it. I can understand why people hate it though, almost all of my friends hate.

Dragon Ball Z is a legendary show. Every legend has haters, but the number of love from fans always overweigh the hate, some of which is really baseless

Honestly, I think that seven deadly sins is better

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3 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.

Okay. I'm not into Naruto, but I don't necessarily love it that much nor do I hate it that much. I just admire it for how well its managed to become popular and famous as an anime. Rabid fans are usually classified as Narutards, while the anime also attracts a LOT of hate. However, there are some logical fans who aren't rabid and even some people who just move on with another anime. It isn't perfect, but it isn't a bad series. However, both the rabid fans and the rabid haters need to stop. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It should be the number 1 because it tells the real story of human life not like DBZ in which they beat enemy and after beating him a more strong enemy comes and story repeats over and over again with different effects.

I love Naruto & Naruto Shippuden series the greatest anime character of all time

Let me tell you how this works.

First of all, die hard Naruto fans (like me! ) start RANTING about Naruto to all our friends. Our friends, on the other hand, have two reactions.

Either they start watching it because you like, threatened them to (we are die hard fans, after all) or they just really don't like it.

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4 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.

Fairy Tail is pretty much in the same situation as One Piece, only worse. Fairy Tail has fans who love it for the characters, story, feels, animation, and of course, fights. Then there are those who hate it for ripping off One Piece, fanservice, and its execution. While I do hate Lucy Heartfilia, I honestly would say I am actually neutral with Fairy Tail. I respect the opinions of anyone who loves or doesn't like it, though. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Fairy Tail is one of my favorite animes, I don't mind it's plot armor. - Pegasister12

People either love the imagination, fun characters, etc, or be those haters who complain about fan service, the friendship speech etc. Choose a side.

I'm one of the lovers - LordLax

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5 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.

It's almost like the Five Night's At Freddy's of the anime community, though Attack on Titan is in no way near as bad as FNAF. Attack on Titan has a huge fan base, but most of the haters then hate the anime series mostly for how much they think the fan base is cancerous. Like Sword Art Online, fans call it the best anime ever (like I haven't seen that with every anime that comes out every year). And like Sword Art Online, haters say it sucks. Of course, I'm going to say I love Attack on Titan either way. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It's a great show not showing the Titans private parts and the story is great and teamates die along the way - FerrariDude64

Undeserving of all its hate but sadly true.

I love this anime!

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6 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 749 episodes to date.

Based on my opinion, I think that one piece is an incredible anime. Simply because of the amazing story plotting, epics battles and most importantly friendship. There are a few scenes where you'll never forget. I remember my first time watching One Piece it gave me goosebumps, I knew it was going to be amazing. I hope you guys really try to finish all of the episodes and don't give up half way but after you started watching I don't think you can even go for toilet breaks, real good anime

There are people who love it for the unique plot, great storytelling, epic dialogue, epic fights, and awesome characters. Then there are people who hate it for the art, animation, and slow pacing. In my personal opinion, I just respect it as an anime series like I do with Naruto. But there's no denying we just have to ignore the overrating and the underrating by these two groups. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Amazing story line

I'm one of the lovers - LordLax

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7 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.

Oh, this is going to be a long one. I know a lot of people on here either love or hate the Pokemon anime. I don't think it's that bad, but unfortunately, this is the only anime on the list that I honestly hate. Anyways, the fans of the Pokemon anime usually tend to keep saying it is the best and bash other kids shows like Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. Now as for the haters, they constantly say Digimon is better and that Pokemon is just for kids, with there being enough hate to have it on the top 10 on Top 10 Worst Anime. Personally, I just don't like the anime, I just love the games. But I respect anyone's opinions if they agree or disagree with me. But Pokemon isn't bad compared to *shudders* Boku no Pico. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Gotta catch 'em all! I love Pokemon and all the people the stories are cool

The games are great but the anime sucks

There is both haters and fans out there. I love the games. True. But the Pokémon anime I am neutral on. I do like the battling and some of the characters, but I do hate some of the moments, such as how reparative it is, how overrated it is, Ash always losing the Pokémon league, the whole Ash-greninja thing, a lot of the characters are horrible and of course, you know. Begins with an S, is a mary sue, obsesses over Ash, is completely useless. Yes, you know who. Don't get me started

Anyway, this anime is both overrated and hated at the same time. I think I will stick to the games.

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8 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.

I actually used to hate this anime just because I thought Gurren Lagann was better and that Shinji Ikari was a wimp. Not to mention its fan base. However, over time, I managed to mature and finally found that both the fans AND the haters have their faults. The fans get angry at anyone who hates Shinji or Asuka, but then there are haters who simply hate the anime solely because of Shinji and that it's popular. Seriously, Evangelion is plagued by both of those two groups. But I also want to watch it as well. I will probably love it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The only way I can see people hating this show is it's because it's waay over hyped and they had very high expectations for it. This show was not perfect at all of course and had its major problems in the 90s (they lacked the budget to make the perfection they wanted), but it was one of the greatest.

I love this show. People dislike it because they're too thick to figure it out

I hate this show the characters are more one deminsional than sword art online and the story is boring - sadfag

9 Future Diary Future Diary

I love Mirai Nikki but it is possible I am biased because it was one of the first anime I ever watched... I don't know my opinions are awful

People hate because of the plot holes but they don't understand that making an anime like this is hard to write - sadfag

lover - LordLax

You either love or hate this anime.

Personally, I love it, but I know it has plot holes and crazy-ass annoying characters. But I loved the concept of it. It's just difficult to write a plot like this without leaving any gaps.

10 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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.

Either you love this anime for the badass fights, the OST, and the message in it OR you hate it for the crazy scenes and crazy amount of fanservice. Although, I think the message was meaningful and the fights were awesome, along with the amazing OST. The only thing that bothered me a little was the amount of fanservice. I didn't hate KLK for that, though. But well, either you love it or hate it. - zerolamasta

Like. The anime though

I love this one

lover - LordLax

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12 Bleach Bleach

Oh well.. It's the only anime that I watched from start to finish.. Never gave me any boring episodes.. Even the movies are great.. I just love Ichigo and Rukia

You love the earlier episodes, and love all the transitions from the manga, but hate the filler arcs.

Skip the fillers, it's actually a great shounen series. - AnimeSportsFan619

Bleach. Is my favorite. Anime. And lots of action

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13 Seven Deadly Sins Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins is amazing. I love all of the characters for different reasons. But I must admit I love the dynamic between Ban and Meliodas.

14 Akame Ga Kill Akame Ga Kill

I have no problem with the fact that there are Akame Ga Kill haters, because I can expect a lot of them. - SelfDestruct

Don't worry. There are some people on TheTopTens that do like Akame ga Kill!. So you're not alone. I actually did enjoy Akame ga Kill!. It may not have been what I expected it to be, but I still liked it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I love this show but I understand why there are haters. I like that its not afraid to kill fan favorites... But... its REALLY not afraid to kill fan favorites...if you know what I mean.

This show is actually quite good.

It looks quite cool. I'm planning to watch it - MLPFan

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15 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

I didn't even watch the anime yet and I recommended it to one of my followers already. However, I do acknowledge quite a big disturbance with both the fans and haters. However, I did hear they did die down quite a bit, as the fans talk less rabidly about the shock and suspense of the anime and haters talk less about the ending. Other than that, Death Note doesn't seem bad. Just steer clear of these people. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I've read the whole series 12 times it's so dark addictive interesting and ryuk is my favourite wasn't that impressed with the films but how can you fit 12 books into 2 films and they left out characters read the mangas not the films I love death note it rocks

This show is too emo for me. - Brobusky

16 The Devil is a Part-Timer The Devil is a Part-Timer
17 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.

If this is about the 2003 series and not Brotherhood than I personally feel as the hate for it is completely because of westernized mentality of the "manga is always better and the anime should always follow the manga." I own all of the manga and watch both the original and brotherhood and there is something people need to know. The manga was still in progress during the time that the first adaptation was made. Eventually, the anime caught up and instead of stopping it, the writer of the manga allowed the anime writers to continue with the series. She basically allowed them to do their own interpretation of her own series, even if it isn't perfect. (I personally like the tone of the 2003 ending over the 'real' ending. It was much more darker and bittersweet, which slightly fits the tone of FMA better. But the manga/brotherhood ending isn't bad either.)

You shouldn't see the 2003 series as bad because it "didn't follow the manga". Just because it didn't ...more

Yes. Fullmetal Alchemist has fans AND haters. It's pretty much the same thing with Attack on Titan. Everything good about an anime is what is loved by fans, and rabid fans is what is hated by haters. That sums up what I pretty much know Fullmetal Alchemist has in terms of who loves it and hates it. But I do wanna watch it though. I might love it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Either you love the non Canon bits, or you hate it because you think Brotherhood is better. - Elric-san

It is great modern sponge Bob sucks and I love it and 2003 series still need to see brotherhood I'm 11

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18 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

Oh hell naw! You had the audacity to even TOUCH Tokyo ghoul! Why is this even on the list?! A lot of people like Tokyo ghoul. There is absolutely NO reason to hate on it!

I get what you're trying to say. Unfortunately, there are actually some people on TheTopTens that actually hate Tokyo Ghoul. Top 10 Worst Anime is an example of this. Other than that, Tokyo Ghoul isn't bad in my opinion. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I am actually shocked that no one tried to stand up for Tokyo Ghoul on this list. It's quite popular on TheTopTens, actually! Even though I haven't watched it yet... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Sorry fanboys and girls, but I honestly hate it

To be honest. I tried to watch it.I started the first episode.I couldn't watch it for 15 minutes.and just stopped it and never looked back at it - zxm

19 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

I watched an episode or two of this anime, and to be honest, I loved it! The comed was well thought and mature enough for my enjoyment, as well as the characters being hilarious and witty. I also understand if you do not like this anime, for the animation, voices, and plot can get pretty confusing/annoying. I truly recommend this anime for a good laugh.

This is more of a guilty pleasure anime for me.

You can't go into this anime expecting a series anime. if not, it will rub you off. honestly the mix of westernize culture and anime made this anime entertaining. (not the mention the hilarious dub)

20 Beyblade

Original...Metal Saga...and Burst... - ChroniclerMan5

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