Top 10 Most Annoying Anime and Manga Characters

The Top Ten
1 Sakura Haruno (Naruto) Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Ugh! To even describe her makes me feel angry. Naruto is an awesome, addicting anime show, and she just ruins it all. Why is she even included as a main character? I mean, come on, even Ino is better than her... And she manages to look pretty at the same time! I actually got so happy when she was ranked number 1 in the most annoying manga characters list. My opinion is going to be like seven paragraphs long. Let me analyze my hatred for her, and I know I must be looking stupid for hating on a fictional anime character, but this girl is an exception.

Her hair is ugly. She used to have pretty hair at the beginning of the series, and she just cut it off. What? What do you think you are, some superstar? You look ugly without your hair, and cutting it doesn't make you look like anything.

You can't fight. Just quit your dreams about becoming a shinobi. I can't even think why people would even care to rescue you. Their lives would still be the same. You mean nothing to the series. NOTHING! You had no friends when you were young, and nobody really cares for you.

Your dressing sense is awful. Red doesn't go with pink. Your outfit is ugly, and no guy should fall head over heels for you. Oh wait. They DON'T. Why don't you just stop acting like you're all that.

You think your life is so hard and everything. Almost EVERYONE had a harder life than you, even CHOJI. I mean, come on... CHOJI! You don't know why people don't take you on missions, you just ruin everything. Naruto had the hardest life. He didn't know his parents, and he had almost nobody to support him, and people calling you names is all that happened to you? What do you think you are? Some sort of damsel in distress? They should call you names, you're a no talented good for nothing shinobi, you little ugly pink-haired muck.

*sighs*, that made me feel so much better.

2 Misa Amane (Death Note) Misa Amane is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Ugh, I kind of liked her in the opening, but when she first appeared in Light's room, I felt like she totally ruined Death Note for me. A lot of people said that Death Note got worse when L died, but for me, things already started to fall apart in episode 13, thanks to her. After that, things could only possibly get worse.

So why do I hate her? Well, in the first episodes, we have this incredible battle between these two geniuses trying to kill each other in a serious game that's kind of like chess. Then, suddenly, this immature and clueless child appears, thinking that everything revolves around her. She's stupid, immature, childish, clueless, and deluded. Light can easily manipulate her like a chess piece. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't mind if she had entered the story as a useful character. But her immaturity and lack of intelligence make her nothing more than a naive child in a game of adults.

3 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

God, he is such an annoying character. I hate the I have a tragic past and that's my excuse for everything bad I do type. He always ranks so high in character polls. How? He's so irritating, arrogant, and predictable. He's horrible too. Why does Naruto like him, and why, for God's sake, does he get so much screen time? It should be reserved for worthy characters.

To be honest, I wish I had more votes. Although Sasuke deserves first place, it was a tough choice between him, Sakura, and Orihime. All are rubbish, irritating characters with way too much screen time.

4 Chi Chi (Dragon Ball) Chi-Chi is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

I find her so annoying because she deserves better than Goku, yet she's always waiting on him hand and foot, like a slave. Then he leaves, not giving a damn about her or his responsibilities as a father. She has needs as a woman, wife, and mother, and it's annoying to see her put herself last. She needs to take care of herself first in order to take care of others.

She reminds me of the old traditional women who are unhappy yet can't separate from their husbands unless that's what the husbands want. She's not allowed to have opinions of her own. This is what happens when you marry someone you don't even know.

5 Makoto Itou (School Days) Makoto Itou is a character from the visual novel and anime series "School Days." He initially comes across as a shy and average high school student but becomes infamously known for his morally questionable choices as the series progresses. His relationships with multiple characters grow increasingly... read more

He is just disgusting. Just looking at his face makes me want to punch something. He's a cheating, cowardly piece of crap who only knows how to run away when things get out of hand. I say this because I believe the only reason he decided to go back to Kotonoha was that he didn't want to take responsibility for Sekai's pregnancy. Damn, I wish he had been exposed to more torture before dying.

Oh my God. If more people saw this anime (School Days), this would undoubtedly be number 1. Christ - this guy is the most hellishly frustrating character from anything - ANYTHING.

I literally regret ever knowing about this anime's existence. I'm not exaggerating. You think I'm exaggerating? Seriously, go watch it up to episode 7 or 8. I dare you. As for me, I'm never going back.

6 Karin Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden)

Karin was incredibly annoying at first, like a red-haired Sakura. But after learning about her past, I understood why she was so drawn to Sasuke. He was the first person to show her kindness after her traumatic experiences, unlike Sakura, who seemed to be motivated by a selfish and desperate need for validation. In Boruto, I respect her much more. Although it is hinted that she still has feelings for Sasuke, she lets him go and respects Sakura and her "relationship" with Sasuke. She even offers glasses to Sarada. The only thing I still dislike about Karin is her attitude toward Suigetsu. Her infatuation with Sasuke was annoying but justified, and she wasn't as creepy as Sakura. Karin knew when to take "no" for an answer, unlike Sakura, who seemed relentless. She's somewhat like a better version of Sakura, and many Sakura fans hate her because the canon Karin is what they wish Sakura had been.

7 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing... read more

She never wins a single fight, at least on her own. Her magic is worthless. I don't know how many times she summons one of the Zodiac spirits (supposedly the most powerful of celestial spirits), only for them to be instantly defeated by the enemy. She is supposed to have a massive reservoir of magic to allow her to summon multiple spirits at once, but she never thinks to do this in an actual fight. She doesn't support the summons in any meaningful way either.

She also has several "utility" spirits, but this aspect is rarely used and downplayed. All she does is whine and get saved by Natsu. She seems to be in the anime primarily because of her physical attributes. But Erza also has those attributes! Erza is also badass! So, why is Lucy here again?

8 Yuka (Elfen Lied)

I had planned to pick someone else, but the second I saw this name, I changed my mind. Good God, Elfen Lied would have been 100 times better if Lucy had stapled Yuka's mouth shut or something.

I really did not like this woman at all. It seems as though her only purpose in life is to complain dramatically about the difficulties of forming an incestuous relationship with her cousin.

God, she was annoying. She was okay in the first few episodes, but then out of nowhere she got super pissy and slapped her own cousin, who was injured at the time. He didn't remember some stupid carnival where they were like eight. The reason he didn't remember was that his little sister had died sometime after, and she didn't even apologize. (I think)

9 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I'm sorry, but I just had to put Naruto there. I am unbelievably annoyed with Naruto! I never liked him much, but he just keeps getting more irritating with time. In the beginning, all he did was go on and on about his "vow to become Hokage" and scream "Believe it!" every 10 seconds. He behaved like a five-year-old and was always complaining and/or messing something up.

Now, in Shippuden, he is still going on and on about his "vows" and "bonds." I know he wants to get Sasuke back, and there's nothing wrong with that, but he doesn't have to mention it every five minutes.

Another thing I always hated about Naruto was how he would say he didn't want to use the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox, yet in just about every battle, he would. Naruto relies on the Kyuubi excessively. He would have died immediately if he had never had it.

10 Yui (Diabolik Lovers)

I believe I have never been more annoyed by a character's behavior. She just sticks around guys who only mistreat her and suck her blood, in addition to sexually harassing her. She never really tries to run away and ends up caring for these ridiculous people who do nothing with their time but play with her. Hello, Stockholm Syndrome? Plus, she has no personality. All she does is whine and remain clueless about everything.

She was the worst part of this godforsaken anime! I can't believe the hot anime guys enticed me to even watch it. She's so annoying and she has zero personality. She barely attempts to defend herself from the fricking vampire jerks who sexually harass her, bite her, call her the b-word, and are just plain unpleasant to her.

One of them even gives her a fricking dagger that can kill them, tells her to run away, and what does the "innocent pure-hearted girl" do? She sticks around and does jack squat! She doesn't even go through with filleting one of those jerks. Instead, he bites her.

She and all six of those two-faced, bastardized vampire jerks can burn in that mansion!

There's a much better supernatural reverse-harem anime out there called Dance with Devils, and I recommend watching that instead. At least the main chick isn't a complete dumbass!

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The Contenders
11 Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew)

Listen, I don't like Ichigo for the simple facts that she's annoying, always worrying about her crush, taking up too much screen time doing useless things, and basically wasting people's time. Half the time, she just does nothing. I think her existence in the whole show is stupid. She's actually pretty useless for a main character, probably the worst main character I've ever had the displeasure of meeting. In any case, I find her screen time completely useless and overall BS.

Personally, I loved Tokyo Mew Mew, but they put way too much emphasis on Ichigo. Yes, she's the main character, but it's always Ichigo this, Ichigo that. She's a bit Mary-Sue-ish, in all honesty. She has two boys fighting over her. Oh, and did I mention one of them is one of the antagonists? What? What kind of plot development is that? One boyfriend is enough, okay?

Okay, I'll stop. Still, though, Ichigo needs some major character development.

12 Hinata Hyuga (Naruto) Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I just can't stand how obsessed she is with Naruto. Honestly, I used to love her character when I first started watching the show when I was much younger. But the double standards are just insane. Sakura gets so much hate for being an amazing character who has developed significantly throughout the series (prior to Boruto, because she ended up going back to Sasuke, which ruined her development). Meanwhile, Hinata is praised for having no real purpose in the show except to love "Naruto-kun." I don't hate her character. I just find her extremely annoying. It's all about fan service, though, because that's why so many fans love her.

Another thing: she literally watched her cousin die and then immediately afterward took it as an opportunity to make a move on Naruto. Who uses their cousin's death as an excuse to hold their crush's hand? Oh, wait - Hinata. It was as if she had no remorse for her dead cousin, who would have been alive if she hadn't been there. Even then, it didn't get her anywhere because it took a fake genjutsu to get them together. This is frustrating in itself because nothing about her ending up with Naruto was authentic at all. She's just so annoying!

13 Kagome (Inuyasha)

The biggest problem with Kagome as a character is that the narrative bends over backward to try to convince the audience that she's the greatest, most perfect person to ever live when, in fact, she's not. Kagome is a whiny, selfish brat who is rude to her brother and grandfather. She slams Inuyasha's face into the ground every time he does something she doesn't like, is almost completely useless in battle, and acts like she's entitled to Inuyasha's affections.

She also hypocritically leads on guys she's not interested in, even though she hates it when Inuyasha so much as mentions Kikyo. Seriously, Kagome wouldn't be so bad if the series would just acknowledge that she's as flawed as everyone else and didn't insist she's right about everything.

14 Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist) Shou Tucker is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Just seeing a picture of this guy's face makes me want to punch my screen. How dare you smile, you smug, butt-sniffing, fart-eater! You know what you did! Ah! Hate is the only emotion I can feel to describe this monster.

Shou Tucker isn't really annoying so much as he is evil, but he still deserves to be high on the list. He made decisions that were not only bad but also led to tragic outcomes for Nina and Alexander.

He deserves to be on this list. He killed his own daughter and dog for the use of science. He even killed his own wife! He is the most horrible anime character known.

15 Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

Stupid brat who does nothing but cry, and then waits for Tuxedo Mask to rescue her. She acts like a child. She never tries to help her friends. It's always, I got an idea! Let's cry! I guess the protagonist also needs to have a power where crying can resurrect someone. She sees Rei as stubborn, but I would have acted the same way if an obnoxious person were in my way. I think she should be higher on the list. Don't say she's clumsy and likes to sleep just because she's late every single day. When Darien makes fun of her grades, he's stating a fact: How did you get a score that low? It was a very low score! However, she takes it as an insult. Instead of improving herself to not cry, she cries in almost every single episode.

16 Son Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced in Dragon Ball chapter #1 Bulma and Son Goku, originally published in Japan's... read more

He's a super annoying character. Goku should be way higher on this list. He set the stage for other annoying male leads that share these characteristics: dumb, eats a lot, overpowered, selfish, childish. So thanks a lot, Goku, for helping pave the idiotic way.

He's just a deadbeat dad who doesn't raise his kids or contribute. All he's good for is fighting, and yet you can't even depend on him to fight an enemy without letting them get stronger and almost destroying the planet. He's so boring, too. There's no development in his character because he still acts like a child who wants to have his way, no matter what it might cost others. In fact, he was probably more mature when he was a kid than he is now, and that's really sad.

17 Kirito (Sword Art Online) Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

I don't get how people like this dude? His character is plain as hell and back. He's just a classic male protagonist who gets hot women attracted to him. His excuses for being almost as emo as Mr. Emo Man himself, Sasuke, are just that - oh, this girl died because I was there. Seriously, get a grip, creator. The story may seem fun, but if you look past everything "cool," all you see is a trash anime with horrible characters who have plain and dull personalities.

There are hundreds of videos on the internet that defend the guy, but they're just as dumb as everyone who watches this. We all know you're watching it to swoon over this Gary Sue, or to find your next "waifu." Get a hold of yourself.

18 Nina Einstein (Code Geass) Nina Einstein is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

She is essentially the type of woman who gets scared and clutches her purse when a black person enters the elevator with her, but she directs this attitude toward the "Elevens" of Japan. She has a very weak personality and doesn't even seem to like her "friends" that she "hangs out" with. This is mostly because it would take more effort to remove them from her life than to stay with them. She latches onto the much stronger personality of Euphie when her overt racism gets her into trouble, while also exposing Euphie to terrorists.

She then begins to idolize Euphie to the point that, when Euphie dies, she constructs an atomic bomb, which didn't even exist yet in her world. She plans to detonate it in the middle of her city just to kill one person. Not only does the bomb fail to activate, but Zero had already fled the battle and was completely outside the blast radius. If it had gone off, she would have killed everyone else at the school, all of whom were fellow Britannians, along with thousands of other citizens. She is weak-willed and worthless. In the second season, she continues to develop nuclear weapons but finally comes to her senses about the horrors of them, while another Britannian prince is indiscriminately dropping them around the world.

19 Danzō Shimura (Naruto)

This guy was pure evil. He's a well-written villain, though. It's too bad that he had to be offed by someone other than Naruto. Imagine if Sasuke had not gotten to him before he took over Konoha for real and tried to murder Naruto. Instead of Naruto confronting the system, we get some nonsense with an alien. Sigh. He's annoying because his existence is meaningless, despite his potential. Talk about unrealized potential. His death wasn't satisfying at all.

I hate that character. He was so selfish, and I don't care if his goal was ultimately to protect the Hidden Leaf Village. He behaved selfishly, and his corruption killed many innocent people, destroying both Itachi's and Sasuke's lives. Honestly, he shouldn't be on a list of anime characters that are merely annoying. He should be on one of those most-hated lists.

20 Yuki Cross (Vampire Knight) Yuki Cross (Japanese: 黒主 優姫, Kurosu Yūki) is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series, Vampire Knight. She is a former student and Guardian of Cross Academy. She is later revealed to be the Pureblood daughter of the Kuran family and is later awakened as a Vampire by Kaname Kuran,... read more

Yuuki is completely useless on her own and always needs saving, despite being a Pureblood with an awesome anti-vampire weapon. At the beginning, she knew absolutely nothing about vampires or hunters, and even Zero was shocked at how clueless she was. There is no excuse for it either because the only knowledge ever hidden from her was about what happened ten years ago. Kaname and Kaien Cross merely kept quiet about being an ex-hunter. Kaien didn't even hide it from her, beyond lying by omission.

The first time that Yuuki shows interest in finding out what happened, Zero and Kaien immediately accompany her to the Hunter's Association library. Whenever she has a question about what is considered general knowledge, everyone always answers her questions readily and explains things to her. It is willing ignorance and disinterest that keep Yuuki out of the loop and oblivious to the truths of her society.

When fighting, she always drops her weapon, lets down her guard, or freezes up. Yes, Yuuki went through a traumatic event, but so did Zero, and he is not useless at all. Additionally, Yuuki always runs into danger, willingly wanting to fight while being nearly useless in such situations and a liability that has to be rescued at worst. It is very selfish of her to put her desire to be helpful before the mission and other people's safety, especially those who get hurt trying to defend her from danger. Yuuki never even recognizes that by insisting on endangering herself needlessly, she is being worse than useless, because she only makes the situation more difficult for those who want to protect her.

21 Kikyo (Inuyasha)

Kikyo frustrates me sometimes. One minute she loves InuYasha, and the next she hates him and is trying to kill him. Even though she found out that it was Naraku who really killed her, she still wants to drag InuYasha to hell or play mind games with him. She's constantly asking InuYasha if Kagome is more important to him than she is. Lady, you have tried to kill Kagome in the beginning episodes and are causing unnecessary trouble for InuYasha and the gang. Not only did you try to kill Kagome, but you also took her half of the Shikon Jewel and gave it to Naraku. Naraku! This is the same man responsible for your death and for causing the split between you and InuYasha.

She became overly confident, thinking that Naraku wouldn't kill her because he still has the heart of the human man, Onigumo, who was in love with Kikyo. That didn't last long because he got rid of his human heart and knocked Kikyo into the poison miasma.

22 Pan (Dragon Ball) Pan (パン, Pan) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. She is the granddaughter of Earth's savior, Goku and the world champion, Mr. Satan. Pan's heritage is primarily Earthling, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan and the Earthling... read more

All she does throughout the series is wait for "Grandpa Goku" to solve everything. Come on, Pan! You have Saiyan genes too! Start using them! Do some actual decent training and then you can start acting tough.

Secretly wants to get into Trunks' pants. Don't believe me? Watch GT. She put the ship keys in her bra and flat-out told Trunks he'd have to reach in to get them. They even call each other "cousin" in the dub.

She serves no purpose in the anime except to complain and be a spoiled little brat. I hate her.

23 Hercule Satan (Dragon Ball)

I think people are missing the point about Hercule. Yes, he is annoying. That's not a mistake, that's the point. Hercule is supposed to be unlikable.

However, his antics grow on you, especially when he displays a kind side. He redeems Majin Buu and even made friends with him. Without Hercule, Kid Buu wouldn't have been defeated.

Hercule is actually a great fighter. He won the Tenkaichi Budokai. He's only cowardly because, well, he's fighting people who can blow up planets! Hercule is annoying, but he was supposed to be that way.

24 Sekai Saionji (School Days) Sekai Saionji (Saionji Sekai) is one of the two main heroines of School Days along with Kotonoha and appear as a secondary character in Summer/Shiny Days and Cross Days

One of the things that annoys me about Sekai is that she got Kotonoha and Makoto together, even though she herself had strong feelings for him. Once she succeeded in uniting them, she began messing around with him under the guise of "training." She should have minded her own business and allowed Makoto to make a fool of himself with Kotonoha. She could have even pursued him herself. Instead, she forcefully inserted herself into their lives and decided to start dating Makoto, despite the fact that he was still with Kotonoha and lacked the courage to break up with her.

Another aspect that bothers me is Sekai's shock when she discovered that Makoto was sleeping with Otome and later returned to Kotonoha. I use the term "returning" because Makoto cheated on a sweet and devoted girl like Kotonoha, and only went back to her because the other girls he was involved with were not responding to his calls. He didn't want to take responsibility for potentially impregnating Sekai. Even though Sekai was in love with Makoto, she should have realized that if he was willing to cheat on Kotonoha to be with her, he could do the same to her. I don't hate Sekai. I just wish she had stood her ground when she didn't want to continue the "training" with Makoto, as it would upset Kotonoha.

25 Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)

Nagisa has got to be one of the most incredibly annoying characters in history. She pretends she's cute and that she needs to be protected, when all she does is cry and do nothing. It always makes me cringe when she cries, because she's like this 75% of the time: "Oh no, I can't do this!" "I'm bad at that!" She cries for no reason whatsoever. How is she not third? Oh gosh, I can't even stand her voice.

Get four characters like Misuzu, Hinata, Shiori, and Ayu, and put them together.


Nagisa is a type of Mary Sue, with everyone worrying excessively about her even when she doesn't take steps to manage her own illness. She also makes risky decisions, such as standing in the rain for nearly an hour. She's always dependent on someone, either her parents or Tomoya. If she were a well-developed character, she would have become more independent and mature in After Story. However, in After Story, she is still consistently seen with Tomoya and her parents.

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