Anime You Hate Yet Everyone Else Loves

RoseRedFlower
Ever hated a certain anime series but everyone you know won't stop praising how good it is? To the point where you're just sitting there, wondering if you missed something. These are my choices and you're free to add in your own.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Yeah, this anime should be called Chris X. Because it's not about Sonic but mostly about Chris. The reason he is in this anime is because he's supposed to be the everyday kid that children can relate to. There's already a problem with that. He's not relatable. He lives in a mansion, his mother is movie star, his father is a politician, his grandpa is a scientist, he has a butler and a maid too. I don't know anybody like that. Then the characters from the games weren't portrayed well. Sonic was just a flawless hero that everyone adored, Tails was the smart one, Amy was annoying, Eggman was evil, Knuckles was the tough guy and instead of taking place in Sonic's world, we're stuck on Earth. Wow, that sounds exactly like the Smurf's. Now I'm getting nightmares all over again. The rabid fans of Sonic X also became obnoxious from their recolored fan art to tons of bad fanfiction. I would advise you to never look any of that up. It's just awful. - RoseRedFlower

Trust me, there is a fan base. Go on DeviantArt if you dare and you'll see. - RoseRedFlower

I would've enjoyed it more if Chris wasn't such a major character that is useless. Chris is also a spoiled brat that blames everyone else for his problems. (Also the fact that he steals the thunder of other characters) He even confronted Eggman on something he had no part in and Eggman called him out in the Japanese version. I would link the scene if I could, but the comment system doesn't allow it. - Rue

Everybody Hates Chris (if you get this reference you're awesome) - TwilightKitsune

In case you don't get the reference, Everybody Hates Chris is a Nick show. It aired from 2005~2009. It was about a kid named Chris and his dysfunctional school life. - TwilightKitsune

2 Diabolik Lovers Diabolik Lovers Diabolik Lovers is a Japanese visual novel franchise by Rejet. The first game was released on October 11, 2012 for the PlayStation Portable. Three more games have been released since them with the first two games having been ported for the PlayStation Vita with the subtitle "Limited V Edition". ...read more.

I finished sitting through Season 2 and somehow, this anime is even worse. I thought if it gained a plot, it would be more enjoyable. But nope. It's the same plot with different guys wanting Yui. How original. The first season was already a giant pile of nothing. The characters were written to all be unlikable as they can be, the story committed suicide in the first episode, the pacing was way too slow and the romance is about as romantic as Twilight. Speaking of Twilight, these vampires are just as pathetic as those ones. They don't have problems with sunlight, they can eat food, crosses don't harm them, etc. Just call these things horny freaks and I would buy it. Yet I've seen many comments and messages defending this anime. Just because the boys had a terrible past. You can't just validate everything someone does with a tragic past. There's so many characters who had tragic backstories but they learn to be there own character without the sad past. For example, Crona from Soul ...more - RoseRedFlower

These are the worse representation of vampires in fiction. Even Twilight gave some interesting elements to vampires but these are just bloodsucking freaks. Plus Yui is the worse main character ever.

If you want a reverse harem anime that's actually good, go watch Ouran High School Host Club instead. - Rue

Sakamaki 'douche-scumbag-perverted-rapists' brothers and Yui 'disgusting-ugly-skanky-punchable-whorish-mary sue' Slutty Kowhori are pieces of junks ever in anime history. The only good characters are Karlheinz, his wives (yeah even Cordelia is rather interestong than her perverted-douchey sons) & Seiji Komori (he should be the main character instead of his ugly slutty spawn)

3 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". ...read more.

I'm sorry but I just don't like this anime. I've tried to like it but I just can't. The premise was interesting, the soundtrack is good and the animation looks like. However, everything else fell flat for me. The pacing ruined the first season. The timeskip created a large plothole. Like why wasn't the government able to hack in and save everyone in the game? I saw Kirito do that in the episode Yui's Heart. So why couldn't they? Then there's inconsistencies with the video game aspects of it. There were small problems like how Illusion Magic can be used in the Fairy Dance Arc but they never use it again. Then there's big stuff like how the nerve gear works. You can't feel pain in the game. The reason why when a character winces from pain, it's a psychological reaction. Yet if you can't feel pain, why can you feel pleasure when having sex, taste food or feel cold? Then the characters are the biggest downfall of this series. From the generic badly written villains to the generic heroes. ...more - RoseRedFlower

This anime is trainwreck to watch. I despised every second of this anime.

4 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.

When will this anime end? It probably won't be over by the time I'm dead. This anime has just been a burden to sit through. The plot is the same thing from the first episode of Pokemon. Ash wants to be a Pokemon Master. That's the plot in seven words. Ash himself isn't interesting. He never really talks about his previous journeys from the past. Remember when he was the Chosen One on the second movie? That doesn't matter anymore apparently. Or how he lost a previous friend from Lucario & The Mystery of Mew? Never spoken of again. His sidekicks, which is what they are, are one dimensional. From Iris calling Ash a kid, Cilan kept talking about food and Serena...is just not a good character. What can I say about this anime that hasn't been said a million times before? The fights aren't interesting, the story is the same thing as always, the villains aren't very threatening and it's the same thing from the games. Except the games are enjoyable because it's your story. You can choose what ...more - RoseRedFlower

The games are really fun but the show is ridiculously awkward and kinda strange. The characters are dumb, the best voice acting in the show is from Pikachu. The plot is rather repetitive, etc. This show is weird and dumb yo me. This is anime for 6 year olds. - EliHbk

I feel like all episodes are just COPIES of the other ones, just with different Pokemons and that's it.

RoseRedFlower, one word: money. That's what they're after. - TwilightKitsune

5 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight

If you want to sit through an anime that's boring. This is one I recommend. People say this is what Twilight should have been. No, this Twilight fanfiction with a budget. No, I'm not talking about Fifty Shades of Grey. Honestly this anime was pretty boring. I thought this could be interesting with the concept but this anime, no joke meanders more then any anime I've ever sat through. I know Naruto is infamous for it's filler but at least some of the filler episodes were trying something new and trying to be enjoyable. Sometimes it failed but you can tell they tried. In Vampire Knight, it's the same filler. Ninety percent of the episode is about Yuki with her love triangle and the ten percent is the story. The love triangle itself isn't very interesting. I prefer Maid Sama or Ouran Highschool Host Club. The characters themselves aren't very good. Yuki's whole role is to be a Mary Sue. She's there for the female to pretend to be. Since she has no personality herself, the readers can ...more - RoseRedFlower

I feel so sorry for anyone who watched this anime. - HoneyClover

6 The Asterisk War The Asterisk War

A Sword Art Online rip off. That is somehow even worse. Every character in here is pure cliche. The Gary Stu male, the tsundere female lead, the deadpan girl, the shy girl, the girl with a large chest, the bully becoming good and the protective older sibling. I described everyone on the poster in cliches, I feel depressed. The world itself isn't very enjoyable either. It's another cliche school for special people with a tournament happening. Gosh, when RWBY can make a much more enjoyable school and tournament arc, you know you have a problem. I'm not saying RWBY is bad but it's an internet web series. It doesn't have the same budget as this anime and yet RWBY had a much more interesting concept. The story doesn't even exist. Someone's trying to kill Julius but she doesn't care because fanservice is more important to this anime. The tournament wasn't very good. It's people fighting lesser people, the hero always wins, when you think the hero won't win, he still wins and our tournament ...more - RoseRedFlower

As much as I don't like SAO, at least I can find enough reason to care about Kirito and Asuna, as well as some parts of the story. I don't feel anything for Ayato, as well as that pink haired girl (I don't care enough to even remember her name). The other characters are uninteresting to me also. I don't even care what's going on. Everything feels so generic and boring and trying to copy SAO for it's success while not understanding what why people like about SAO and what it did right. - Rue

This anime is terrible! The first episode was so stupid and so full of clichés, that I didn't bother watching after the first episode.

7 Danmachi Danmachi

How many of these harem series have I watched? Too many. This anime is also called: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Yeah, I bet you can guess what's wrong with this anime. It's a harem series that seems like a spinoff of SAO. Yet unlike SAO where certain things that happened in the anime made sense because they take place inside a video game, this anime isn't. This anime takes place in the real world but it has bosses in dungeons like in a video game. Why? Why is there a boss? There's no reason as to why it's even there. Then this anime rips off Attack On Titan by having a boss like Titan Eren. Then later on in the series, that same boss has different colored skin and hair? Why? How? Who cares? The lead is once again a dull generic lead that has hot females always with him. Hestia is a tsundere secretly in love with our lead, I'm serious. It's almost like SAO. The only other thing that stands out about her is the outfit she wears. the ribbon around her is only ...more - RoseRedFlower

8 Amnesia Amnesia Amnesia is a Japanese visual novel series by Idea Factory. It was first released on August 18, 2011 for PlayStation Portable, and then a fan disc in Japan, Amnesia Later, was released on March 15, 2012. Another sequel titled Amnesia Crowd was released on April 18, 2013. They were later combined for ...read more.

A reverse harem series that I watched. The art work looked fantastic and I was curious to see what it could do. However, this anime proves that just because there's a pretty art style, it won't make the anime good. The plot was all over the place and then sometimes it dragged like snail trying to carry a textbook. The main lead herself way beyond boring. If there's a word for that, the image you should use is this woman. Do you want to know what her name is? It's Heroine. Yes, she is named after the female counterpart of hero. That's how fresh out of ideas this anime is. Then every male is in love with her because she's pretty and nice. Traits that can be used for almost any romantic series. But this also makes the female lead a Mary Stu. Honestly this anime was just like getting through homework. You don't want to finish it but you have to. This anime wasn't fun. The soundtrack and art style are the only good things about it. The males were stererotypes of stereotypes, the female ...more - RoseRedFlower

So boring...and stupid...

9 Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill

I never thought I would see reverse plot armor done wrong. This anime did it though. This anime tries to be edgy. Daria's definition of edgy sums up the 'maturity' of this anime. "As far as I can make out, "edgy" occurs when middlebrow, middle-aged profiteers are looking to suck the energy - not to mention the spending money - out of the "youth culture." So they come up with this fake concept of seeming to be dangerous when every move they make is the result of market research and a corporate master plan." That describes this anime perfectly. It tries to be dark and hardcore but it fails at every turn. There's a character who has a hole in his chest and you can see out the back. Yet he's still able to speak a sentence before he dies? There's edgy and then there's bad logic. Or how about the reverse plot armor I mentioned earlier? Plot Armor: When a main character's life and health are safeguarded by the fact that he's the one person who can't be removed ...more - RoseRedFlower

According to Bubbleteafrenzy, It should've been named as "Tatsumi ga kill" instead. Never watched this, but I don't think I would like this - MLPFan

10 Yugioh Zexal Yugioh Zexal Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series, as well as the third main spin-off series of the franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media.

I don't know why some people try to save this anime when it's obvious what it is. Another cash grab on the popular Yugioh franchise. Konami would have gone bankrupt if it wasn't for this series. So they keep making more, for there video games. The male lead is worthless. He's supposed to be our new male lead of the Yugioh series. He's got a lot to live up to. The original and the last lead were some of the best characters in this series. Yet they take fifty steps backward by not only making him a complete moron but a useless one al that. He wants to be the world's greatest duelist (how original) yet he doesn't know how to duel properly. He doesn't know how double duels work, how his monster Gogogo Golem works (stupid name and we hear it's special ability all the time) and he doesn't even know how to properly use Monster Reborn. The only reason he wins duels is because of his amnesiac friend Astral is smart. Yes, he has amnesia and yet he knows how to duel. Smart, so smart. Then the ...more - RoseRedFlower

Nobody liked it in the first place - TwilightKitsune

I thought so too. Then I met some rabid fans of this series. Making those claims like you've only seen the dub, you haven't seen the whole series, you're just a hater etc. Surprisingly, they're some people who love this anime. - RoseRedFlower

The Newcomers

? 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.

Everyone said that this is the cutest show they've ever seen and that it's one of the best animes to exist (yeah right)
But seriously? They spent around 5 minutes talking about various ways to eat food or what would they like to have with a dish. Heck the only character I liked was Konata because she wasn't as annoying as everyone else - MLPFan

? Knight Hunters: Weiß Kreuz

The Contenders

11 Soul Eater Not Soul Eater Not

This is a terrible sequel to Soul Eater...I felt like I got ripped off.

12 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.

I personally like it but I get why some don't - jack2244

I need an opinion, I was thinking of watching One Piece, is it worth it? It's hellishly long but it's the only shonen anime out of it and Fairy Tail that I have some interest it trying out. - Rue

13 Re/Zero: Starting Life In Another World Re/Zero: Starting Life In Another World

I can't understand how people like this garbage. I HATE it! Subaru is stupid and annoying, and I don't give a fudge about Emilia who holds as much importance as a background character. Why are people saying it's the best anime of 2016? This show is bad enough to give HIV to someone. No offense to anyone who likes it, just saying my opinion. - TwilightKitsune

I tried it out, not fond of it. I feel like the psychological horror aspect is a bit too forced. Also I can't find myself to care what happens to Subaru because of how embarrassing and idiotic his character can be. - Rue

I hate this and I hate how unfair Subaru is to Rem over Emilia.
When Rem dies, he doesn't care
And when Emilia dies, he's like "EMILIA IS DEAD AND NOW I MUST DIE SO SHE CAN LIVE AGAIN! "

I hate Emilia also, she was very useless. Most animes has so many useless female leads - MLPFan

14 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".

Is it bad that I never gave a crap about Death Note? I wouldn't be able to enjoy it now if I even try to watch it since my offline friends spoiled the show entirely because they kept ranting on how L died. - Rue

It's good up until L dies, then it just goes very downhill.

Oh and do not get me started on Misa!

15 Chaos Dragon Chaos Dragon

Oh this anime is pretty poor. Yet I heard from some, that it's so bad, it's good. I just think it's bad because of how terrible everything is. - RoseRedFlower

16 Nagi No Asukara Nagi No Asukara

It was just... boring really, the art is good, the ost is good, but the plots, the characters... the only one I liked was Uroko-sama literally. - TopiTaupe

17 Wolf Girl and Black Prince Wolf Girl and Black Prince

Yeah this anime has a terrible couple that it centers around. A manipulative girl who is desperate for friends, a cold hearted man who uses her as a dog and a romance that shouldn't be supported if this was real life. - RoseRedFlower

I don't even think the male lead is very attractive...

18 Brothers Conflict Brothers Conflict

Where molesting your step sister is romantic. - TopiTaupe

19 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, ...read more.
20 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

I hate this show so much! The characters are horrible and boring, Naruto has those 3 lines on each side of his face, is he some cat ninja. The show is full of cliche lines like: "Hiding in the woods, eh" and "I've got to get away from here and fast"! - EliHbk

Many of my friends enjoy this. I used to like Naruto but I got fed up of how long and drawn out the battles were so I stopped watching it. - Rue

The great ninja war and onward is just pure fan service. Each villain just has to top the last one and copy Pai., The story is just this character is controlling this character and people that aren't part of that cycle are having personality changes such as Choji and the rest are not even important enough to have any story at all such as Lee. The fight scenes are mostly off screne such as Madara vs the 1st Hokage, the Seven Swordsmen of the mist and Kakuzu and the full fights we get are team 10 vs Asuma which was all about Choji and Samui, Atsui and Darui vs Kinkaku and Ginkaku who were litterly only made to make the ten tails. - SunGoku

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