Top 10 Anime with the Ugliest Artstyles

Have you ever watched an anime and thought to yourself it looked awful? Well if you though Berserk 2016 looked bad, it's nothing compared to these.

The Top Ten

1 Forest Fairy Five Forest Fairy Five

I sat through all thirteen episodes of this anime and I was dying inside. This animation makes Norm of the North look like The Lion King. It's that bad. - RoseRedFlower

2 Hanoka Hanoka

The titular heroine looks like a cross between Fate Testarossa and Reinforce Eins, both from the Lyrical Nanoha franchise
Speaking of Nanoha, Fun Fact: the first episode of this actually came out almost a year after Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's and almost 8 months before Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS premiered. Let that sink in... - PerfectImpulseX

It's made ZUN's old windows era artstyle that before UFO look like sakimichan's artstyle

Holy moley! That is hideous! - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

This has left a horrible scar on me and will forever haunt my nightmares. - RoseRedFlower

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3 Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika

That's an anime? - RoseWeasley

How do you even call this anime? It looks more like a Betty Boop cartoon.

The voice acting is bad but I barely survived the opening. - RoseRedFlower

Just saw that picture and I'm like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... - TwilightKitsune

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4 Dragon Half Dragon Half

Yew. That red hair girl is 100000000% ugly

Just look at how the characters look and there's only a short OVA. It didn't seem like they put in enough time for this OVA. - RoseRedFlower

It looks like she partied all night and did not take a shower and that she just woke up

5 Aku No Hana Aku No Hana

I like the manga but the animation in the anime was so jarring to me. - RoseRedFlower

6 Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokemon Sun & Moon

Too much flat colour.

7 Skelter Heaven Skelter Heaven

What's up with the brown haired girl's face? - TwilightKitsune

Bad CG in 2004 and the mash of 2D animation proves that. - RoseRedFlower

8 Mahou Sensou Mahou Sensou

This seems like a rip-off of Shakugan no Shana... - PerfectImpulseX

The poster may look cool but don't be fooled. The actual animation is awful. - RoseRedFlower

9 Mars of Destruction Mars of Destruction

Everything about this anime is ugly and that especially goes for the animation. - RoseRedFlower

10 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.

I'm sorry but I cannot spare its ugly animation from deducting scores off of the anime itself. Same can be said about Gurren Lagann. - SelfDestruct

The Contenders

11 Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal, known in Japan as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is a 2014 original net animation adaptation of the shōjo manga series Sailor Moon written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi and produced in commemoration of the original series' 20th anniversary.

The animation looks good but the transformations take way too long. - RoseWeasley

The newer seasons look ok now but the manga looked better.

The first two seasons look better.

12 Hand Shakers Hand Shakers

Considering this is a more recent anime, I was baffled by the terrible art direction presented. If anyone has motion sickness, do not watch this anime. - RoseRedFlower

13 Eiken Eiken

If you've ever heard anything about this anime, you'll know why it's on the list. - RoseRedFlower

14 Free! Free! Free! is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do.
15 Crayon Shin-chan Crayon Shin-chan

It looks like the characters were created using MS Paint. - PerfectImpulseX

16 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Are you high? how is this on the list

17 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki Midori: Shojo Tsubaki

Oh yeah this movie. Japan did or didn't make a live action movie based off this. That's messed up considering the source material. - RoseRedFlower

Absolutely dreadful just like everything else in this scourge upon humanity - PerfectImpulseX

18 Viewtiful Joe Viewtiful Joe

The artstyle of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure done wrong - PerfectImpulseX

19 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.

I don't like the One Piece art style, it looks very gross and bizarre to me, because it's extremely unnatural and exaggerated. Also the colors are shrill and not tasteful, neither is the shading or art structure on a very high level. The characters look ridiculous and can't be taken seriously.

I think the one piece art style is pretty good

I'm sorry but one piece character designs are just awful. The female characters are ugly. They don't even seem to have ribcages

20 My Hero Academia My Hero Academia

Couple an ugly art style with some lazy animation of action sequences, and you get this dreck. - SelfDestruct

21 Seraph of the End Seraph of the End Seraph of the End (Japanese: 終わりのセラフ Hepburn: Owari no Serafu) (also known as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto with storyboards by Daisuke Furuya. It is published by Shueisha on Jump SQ more.
22 Darling in the Franxx Darling in the Franxx
23 Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.


Don't get me started on those nightmarish autoreivs. Just don't.
I couldn't even get through the series..

24 Utsu Musume Sayuri Utsu Musume Sayuri
25 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
26 Tsuritama Tsuritama Tsuritama "fishing ball", sometimes written as tsuritama, is a Japanese anime television series that aired between 13 April 2012 and 28 June 2012. The anime was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America, by MVM Films in the United Kingdom, and Hanabee in Australia and New Zealand.
27 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.
28 Mob Psycho 100 Mob Psycho 100
29 Dragonball Super

Far cry from the original series...

30 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight Vampire Knight is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and officially ended in May of 2013. Chapters were collected and published in collected volumes by Hakusensha, concluding with nineteen volumes released in Japan.
31 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.

it ugly

32 Precure Precure
33 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.

I think the artstyle looks great. But I respect your opinion - MLPFan style and overall look of this is amazing. - Izalien

34 Violence Jack Violence Jack
35 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
36 Popee the Performer Popee the Performer

Ugly and lazy and stupid

37 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
38 RWBY RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.

It's a good anime but the artstyle is crap. - RoseWeasley

39 Berserk (2016) Berserk (2016)

Animation so bad that the entire aspect has become an internet meme of its own! - SelfDestruct

40 Sleeping with Hinako
41 Yuri on Ice Yuri on Ice Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo.
42 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Who put this here? The animation is shocking and sharp, and it makes the characters pop out more. I understand your opinion, but I think it's a relatively good artstyle. Even though it's hard to pull off.

43 Diabolik Lovers

Even though I do love the games of the franchise,I think that the anime is really...bad, the artstyle was not my favourite either

44 Youjo Senki
45 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".
46 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.
47 Aachi and Ssipak
48 Haibane Renmei
49 My Bride is a Mermaid
50 Witch of the Waste

It's gross, all I can say honestly.

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1. Forest Fairy Five
2. Hanoka
3. Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika


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