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 Anime with the Ugliest Artstyles

1 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

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

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

Seems creepy - TwilightKitsune

Holy moley! That is hideous! - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

3 Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika

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

This anime is pure CRINGE.

4 Dragon Half

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

Yew. That red hair girl is 100000000% ugly

5 Aku No Hana

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

6 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

7 Pokemon Sun & Moon

Too much flat colour.

8 Mahou Sensou

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

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

9 Mars of Destruction

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

10 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 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

12 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 first two seasons look better.

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

13 Eiken Eiken is a fanservice-themed manga and anime series created by Seiji Matsuyama. The story depicts the life of schoolboy Densuke Mifune after he is forced into the mysterious Eiken Club.

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

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

I know that I'll be bashed by Weebs, But this Show Makes Foodfight! and Forest Fairy Five, Look like Avatar: The Last Air Bender, and Madeline in Comparison. Was this intended? - Rainbowkid38

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

16 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Are you high? how is this on the list

17 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

18 My Hero Academia

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

19 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

20 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.
21 Viewtiful Joe

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

22 Darling in the Franxx
23 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.
24 Mob Psycho 100
25 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.
26 Dragonball Super

Far cry from the original series...

27 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.

28 Popee the Performer

Ugly and lazy and stupid

29 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

30 Precure
31 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.
32 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

33 Kemono Friends Kemono Friends is a television anime series produced by Kadokawa, based on the smartphone game created by Nexon.
34 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..

35 Utsu Musume Sayuri
36 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.
37 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.
38 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.
39 Pastel Memories
40 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

41 Violence Jack
42 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
43 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
44 Haibane Renmei
45 Black Clover
46 Berserk (2016)

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

47 Sleeping with Hinako
48 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

49 Youjo Senki
50 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".
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