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

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.

2 Abunai Sisters: Koko & Mika

My first thought after I looked at this picture: They look like characters straight out of Homescapes ads. Not a good sign.

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

You CALL this an anime? Looks more like a CGI cartoon than an anime.

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

3 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...

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

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.

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

5 Aku No Hana

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

Whoever thought a rotoscoped anime was a good idea needs to set themselves on fire.

6 Skelter Heaven

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

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.

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

9 Mars of Destruction

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

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.

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.

Just a reminder, this was done by the same production house as "K Project".

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.

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

The first two seasons look 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.

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

It's like if a racist alien drew racist caricatures of humans.

15 Free! Free! is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do.
16 Crayon Shin-chan Originally debuting in Japan in 1992, this anime series is an adaptation of a manga created by Yoshito Usui. The show humorously depicts the life of a cheeky boy named Shin-chan and his interactions with those around him. Notable for its satire and societal critique, the series has garnered a diverse audience.

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?

17 My Hero Academia

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

18 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Japanese: 小林さんちのメイドラゴン, Hepburn: Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Coolkyousinnjya. The series began serialization in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine since May 2013 and is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. Four spin-off manga have also been serialized in Monthly Action. ...read more.

Super pretty I love the style altogether!

Altogether, this anime sucks.

19 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki Midori (地下幻燈劇画 少女椿, Chika Gentō Gekiga: Shōjo Tsubaki, roughly "Underground Projected Dramatic Pictures: The Camellia Girl") is a 1992 Japanese independent semi-animated ero guro horror film by Hiroshi Harada, based on Suehiro Maruo's comic version of the kamishibai standard. The film (which Harada wrote for the screen and directed under the pseudonym of Hisaaki Etsu (絵津久秋, Etsu Hisaaki) and whom he presents as a lost filmmaker he worked on it under) consists primarily of paintings and cels of drawings by Harada held, panned, or zoomed over with music, sound effects, voice acting, and occasional touches of traditional animation. ...read more.

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.

Absolutely dreadful just like everything else in this scourge upon humanity

20 Viewtiful Joe
21 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.

The art style isn't the main problem in this anime specifically though

22 Darling in the Franxx
23 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.
24 Popee the Performer Popee the Performer (Japanese: ポピーザぱフォーマー) is a Japanese anime series of 3DCG shorts produced for Kids Station, one of the all-anime satellite stations in Japan. The show was produced by husband-wife team Ryuji Masuda (writer, director) and Wakako Masuda (art director, art design and character design). The music was composed by Osamu Tezuka, and the vocals within the main theme song, New Years' Special, and OST belong to Aoyagi Tsuneo (青柳常夫). The series was created in Kumamoto, Japan, where it's director, Ryuji Masuda, is from.

This anime was made back when CGI was still new. So the animation may not look great by today's standards.

I love Popee. The reason for the animation was the incredibly low budget (1000 dollars per month, I believe.), and CGI was brand new.

Ugly and lazy and stupid

25 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 lasted 220 episodes, while Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, has been airing since February 15, 2007. In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed eleven movies and several original video animations. Other types of merchandise include light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies.
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