Top Ten Most Overrated Anime Characters
He's not overrated. He isn't even in the top 50 most powerful anime characters, but he's truly a great character in many ways. It's not because he's strong, it's how he made our childhoods awesome, his kind nature and how he affected and changed a whole shounen genre. He's very inspiring and his good nature and attitude and the fact that he's childhood friend of many is what makes him special. He IS powerful, but definitely a long way to be the strongest. People saying that he's the most powerful is because he's the most powerful popular character. Anyways, I'm trying to say that he's neither overrated nor that powerful, but he's one of the greatest.
I love Goku, but the majority of these comments show how overrated he really is. They think he's God, but he's not, he's just an alien with super abilities.
a lot of people hate kakarot weel I think they are just haters. I mean goku is not smart but he is strong and thinks when it comes to fighting. he is my favourite anime character ever
Goku himself I don't have a problem with in fact I love him as a character. The problem is his fantards are so obsessed with him being the best in battle threads especially against say Superman. I think they honestly miss what made Dragon Ball so special: that it isn't meant to be taken so seriously yet that's exactly what they do. It's disrespectful to Toriyama and the franchise as a whole that they treat a naïve, kind-hearted and loving character who loves his friends, family and fighting as an unstoppable force of nature. I'm not saiyan Goku is weak it's just that there are some characters he can't beat
What, how is Goku first? He is the father of shonen and deserves respect. If anything, Goku is rather underrated nowadays. He's not bland like most other shonen protagonists, because he's more of a warrior rather than a hero, but he still sacrifices himself several times to save his family as he gradually learns to love his friends and family. People also have the tendency to hate on original and influential characters which is stupid. Goku was a very creative and unconventional character of his time, it's not his fault other authors keep copying Akira Toriyama. Erza, on the other hand, is a stupidly overrated Mary Sue who has no personality whatsoever, who is both annoying and perverted. In addition, winning via plot armor does NOT equal badass by any means.
Most popular female anime character? She's not even that good as a character. There are much better females, not to mention Erza has gotten rather annoying as the series goes on. Till the Tower of Heaven arc she was a decently written character, but it's all downhill after that. She wins every single fight using plot armour, has an annoying unfunny obsession over cake, and was completely ruined by the excessive fan service. She used to be my second favourite female in Fairy Tail, but now I just outright despise her.
Why is Goku in the top 1? Just, why? Even he died and losed to enemies, he sacrifices for his family and friends. But no, Erza ALWAYS wins every fight, thanks to the power of FRIENDSHIP, PLOT ARMOUR and FAN SERVICE, oh and CAKE OBSSESSION also. Her fans were being like she's the strongest woman in Fairy Tail. But... eww no. She couldn't even defeat Eileen by self (she defeated Eileen with Wendy's help, not many people remember that; and by the way, it's Eileen who killed herself or Acnologia). Some people compare Lucy to Erza, which is just a stupid thing to do. Hiro always lets Erza win every fights, and made her defeat enemies by self, but never let Lucy win by self, which makes everyone underrates Lucy (oh and, I love Lucy). Oh and by the way, let me remind you Erza fans, Erza would never be the strongest and most powerful, as she couldn't even defeat Mira (Hiro said that).
She's a good character, no doubt about that whatsoever, but a lot of people tend to exaggerate on how good her character is. She is also some-what MarySue-ish, I feel pretty neutral about this. And the thing is, I haven't even watched Fairytail much (Literally only some episodes into the first season) but she's literally brought up ALL the time in anime videos that have nothing to do with her. I can see she's worshipped already and that's ashame to be honest
Excuse my bitterness, but this character is the most ludicrous and ridiculous one I've ever seen in anime. Whenever I see this Mary Sue's face, a bit of my soul wastes away. He was romantically involved with 90% of the women on the show despite already being in a "loving" relationship (in some cases, even sexually) with Asuna. Sword Art Online had so much potential with the brilliant animation and plot, but Kirito ruined it. His defending fans mostly consist of adolescent otakus who find his boring and monochromatic design to be attractive, without realizing his unrealistic lack of flaws and annoying nature.
Every girl on the show has the hots for him even his own damn sister/cousin!? He's not even loyal to wife/girlfriend. I don't see why Asuna puts up with it. If I ever saw my boyfriend in a quiet and dark cave cuddling with some other girl I'd slap him. and he's way to op for no reason. He was never taught the skills that he have no training or anything can't they give other characters some attention?
He's my favourite Sword Art Online character, but I have to say... he's rather bland. No idea why he became THAT popular, there are many characters way more interesting and awesome.
Why the hell is Levi above him? Levi didn’t ruin the plot of a show, or have a romantic relationship with most its females, like, Jesus. This dumb ass ruined the anime/manga for me, no joke. I mean, yah, he gets a lot of hate, but just as much love to, wich is 100% to much. Asuna deserves better.
I really love itachi uchiha but he is the most overrated anime/naruto charackter of all time. Fanboys are faking interviews of kishimoto to let itachi uchiha be the strongest ninja in naruto universe. Fanboys are saying that if itachi fought madara in the last war, the war would be over very fast. This is really ridiculous. Itachi uchiha is a very good charackter but I think if itachi fought madara, madara will win 100%.
No offense. I know his true story. And If you know what I am talking about, If I was in his place, I would have sided with Fugaku for the Uchiha Coup D'Etat instead of killing off my OWN BLOOD and taking all the happiness away from my darling younger sibling's life and turning him into a future insane criminal.
I don't really hate this character but I really observe he is overrated/overhyped, either in manga as well as the fans. Maybe because of his martyrdom lol.
Why do they even like him many of the people who say they like him just say "because his story is so damn dramatic" but even sasuke's life was more dramatic
He and his fans are trash. There I said it! They act like he can do no wrong but in reality all he does most of the time is frown in the backsground all unemotional trying to act cool. They also overhype the hell out of every little insignificant things he does while ignoring his shortcomings and his flaws as a character and that's hella annoying.
I like Zoro I really do but his fanboys tend to go a bit overboard with him acting like he's invincible. I think that's what bothers many people. Other than that he's a good character. But yeah probably overrated.
You've got Luffy who has much MUCH bigger feats so far. You've got Sanji who's running all over the place helping and rescuing people any chance he got (Kinemon, Tashigi, marines, Viola, Minks, Reiju, Chiffon, etc.).
Then you've got this guy. Who didn't do much once you stop and think about it. Whose only real feat is to defeat Pica. Who got defeated and thrown in a cage by Hody. Who got rekted by Fujitora.
And his crazy fanboys claim he is unbeatable and even defeat a Yonko! That he is much stronger than Sanji and equal/stronger than Luffy. Uh Hello? What's wrong with you?
Not to mention how insanely obnoxious his fans are...
He didn't so all that much and people overhype him with no reason. His opponents were simply not very strong. Luffy's feats far surpass Zoro's yet some say they are equal. Where is the logic?
Naruto should be #1 overrated anime character. The Fairy Tail characters aren't even close to being overrated. Gilgamesh is nowhere close to being overrated. I see this Naruto on almost every site I go to, people think he can defeat Goku, etc.
This is one of the list Naruto needs to be number 1 on. His followers actually thinks he can beat Goku. Overrated and delusional.
Naruto is definitely overrated. The main reason he doesn't have any heroic qualities especially in shippuden. His character foundations were gradually mutilated throughout the franchise. Naruto who was supposed to be an underdog was actually a prince with hidden destiny. Everything was given to him in a silver plate. He not only had huge chakra reserves but a chakra supplying machine inside him. at least Goku works hard to power up.
Kishimoto failed to evolve Naruto as a character and made him confront his flaws. His unhealthy obsession of chasing people's acknowledgement and his lack of moral compass was never acknowledged. By the end he became so self obsessed that he would call a mass murderer 'the coolest guy ever' just because they had same dream.
Naruto is even more overrated than pokemon Ash ketchum, Mario and Sonic. But people tend to forget that. He gets too much extra sympathy for how sakura treats him.
The Hinatards need to stfu already. Some people hate Hinata is not because she used to be cute or because of Sakura. It’s actually because Studio Pierrot completely ruined her character. She started out as a decent character but then she became a overused, bland, one dimensional and weak mary-sue. Lady Tsunade is designed with big boobs for a actual reason that has nothing to do with fan service. Kishimoto always draws Hinata with normal sized boobs but Studio Pierrot over exaggerates them like in the episode where she was wearing a kimono. Naruto should’ve become hokage instead of marrying her. Hinata was never “crowned the strongest Hyuga” and she never “defeated Madara”. Naruto’s name doesn’t mean going on a date, it’s actually the name of a food in Japan. Why can’t Ino get more attention than her?
I'm surprised Hinata is not on this list while Sakura is. At least Sakura has actually defeated someone. Hinata has never won any battles and almost all she did in the beginning of the series was poke her fingers and think about "Naruto-kun" all day. She's so overrated.
She's an ok character yet people pretend she's so great. Comparing her to an extremely ruined character like Sakura doesn't make Hinata look good. And the shippers need to grow up or their love lives will be very disappointing.
Hinata represents girls who will eventually gonna get cheated on because they're too nice and boring. Guys will take them for granted.
Sasuke was at least a good friend to Naruto. Vegeta's existance was problematic for Goku. He never even learnt how to ge along well with others. So whether Goku's listing was higher, still the fact will remain Vegeta was third class cheap character who wanted to trouble Goku because of that stupid goal of his. So telling Goku was overrated still can't change the fact that Vegeta wa stupid cheap character
Really overrated character. Can't even determine how he get the Rinnegan on his right eye? All skills are just given to him, ready for use: Itachi's sharingan, Orochimaru's techniques, don't get me started with the Rinnegan on his other eyes, how did he get/awaken it again? Not to mention, he has a very ugly personality. Perfect definition of emotard.
1.People are always going on and on about how he KILLED Orochimaru,Deiara,Itachi and Danzo.The character he killed was danzo! He just absorbed orochimaru's power and Deidara and Itachi basically commited suicide(Deidara blew himself up and Itachi activated Susano,because he wanted him win). 2.People call him a genius yet he was easily tricked by Killer Bee. 3.Constantly receiving random power abilities(how'd he awaken rinnegan again). 4.He's called a hard worker yet he always relies on other character's powers to win(Orochimaru,Itachi). 5.Karin helped him defeat Danzo and he,decides to pay her back by ordering Sakura to kill her(this from a Karin hater by the way). 6.People keep calling him a badass for fighting all five kage? Jiraiya fought the six paths of pain(who are each stronger than the five Kage),but nobody ever talks about him.
This jerk of a character here is nothing more than a power up, an idiot who enjoys looking down on others just so he can feel good about it, shallow personality and an even shallower motive for revenge. Power crazed ass and a complete homicidal maniac. I think I've said enough
He's cool, his power is BOOM! Amazing, and also badass. But, too overrated and many fangirl and fans too praise him, even treating him as if he were his main character, even almost like the strongest character on anime, though there is still a stronger one. In fact, the real main characters are actually somewhat forgotten and hated, even underrated. I don't hate him, nor do I love this character, but fans need to stop. Stop praising too much like he has almost no flaws or criticism, and doesn't forget the real main character.
Well, I understand that he's a really likable character, but sometimes he just seems too extreme. I mean, sure, he's one of the strongest characters in the series, but I think that he's just way over the top. Fangirls really need to stop obsessing over this character.
I'm not saying I hate him, but I just think he's overrated.
... Also he makes poop jokes, just had to add that in.
I flipping hate this guy. I don't see why everyone likes him? He's just another overpowered, emotionless anime boy. I think characters like Yato from Noragami and Saitama from One Punch man are a lot better. Also people like to ship themeselves with this guy? The f? He doesn't even have a personality...He never smiles, he's too sarcastic. I don't see why people would like to be with a person that doesn't even show any emotion (ALso he's not even real...like why would U ship yourself with someone who doesn't even exist? ) I'm sorry I just hate him.
I'm not saying I hate this character, but I think he just gets too much fans. Levi is a great character, but not even he can compete in strength with Goku and the Big Three shonen heroes. Plus, he seems quite overpowered for a short person (although I love the concept of OP characters). He may be humanity's strongest soldier in Attack on Titan, but he is not the strongest in all of anime.
Trust me. I tried to love Saitama, but the fans of One Punch Man really ruined the series for me. Most people use Saitama as picture profiles to try to be trolls on the Internet and say Saitama is better than every other anime character. It's getting annoying.
"Saitama is a PARODY! So he can ALWAYS win with ONE PUNCH! "
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!
Just because you're a parody, doesn't excuse you for being wanked to all the time. There are still PLENTY of characters that can survive a serious punch from Saitama and can kill him without breaking a sweat. And Saitama STOPPED being a parody when they gave us his origin story. Even though his origin story is nonsensical and pointless, he is still no longer a parody. So he CAN be beaten. He also can't breathe in space so universal threats can kill him too.
Seriously though, Saitama is without a doubt the most overrated anime character EVER!
The egg himself is awesome, it's just his fans that make people dislike him
I have watched One punch man and what I think is that Saitama is not as fans present him. The anime itself is a parody so stop going around claiming that he is the strongest anime character
Sasuke-kun, Sasuke-kun! You can even say that Hinata is only shortened to "Naruto-kun", but remember: she is a secondary character and appears little. While Sakura, the main character, clearly becomes a "Sasuke-kun" pit when she is in the same scene as him. Sakura did and does what any medical ninja can do; she has nothing special but her training with Tsunade.
Sakura is ok, but way overrated. She was practically useless in part one; Naruto and Sasuke did most of the fighting while Sakura mainly stayed on the sidelines watching. And in Naruto Shippuden, Chiyo was the only reason that Sakura lived to tell the story. Point in fact, Sasori would have killed her for sure if Chiyo hadn't been there to aid her. And she DIDN'T defeat Sasori; Sasori allowed himself to be killed. Chiyo even says so. He chose to let his defenses down. Sakura is given too much credit.
Sakura is a whiny, inconsiderate, pointless character in Naruto. She barely did any fighting and all she was really good was throwing Tsunade-like punches and healing. She lets herself get saved all the time and never fights WITHOUT being saved. Honestly, I think she's way too overrated to be a very popular character in Naruto. She seems very overestimated because of her strength. Though she only wanted to start training due to her precious SASUKE-KUN leaving her behind.
A lot of people would have died without her medical Ninjutsu skills.Hinata, Sasuke and Naruto.She IS also massively powerful.It's relatively easy to hate her in the Pre-Shippuden(SASKAY-KUUN! ), but the reason I like her is that she's one of the only realistic characters.I mean, that kind girl who is ALWAYS kind? That emo who shows NO emotions? (Like seriously, Kakashi can show more emotions with one EYE! )
Come on people, if there was this, hot, talented, smart ass boy in your class, do you actually think you WOULDN'T have a crush on him?!
Her fans are so ridiculous: "Nami best girl" "she's so smart and useful" "hottest girl" that's all they repeat over and over when in reality she's NONE of those things. She's weak and annoying. Hell I even saw someone say she is stronger than the monster trio can you believe it? lol They are crazy!
Not that pretty, not that smart, not that interesting
Glad to see I'm not the only one who dislikes this guy.
I though I was some weirdo for not not wanting him in the crew.
A very "bleh" character. The only interesting part about him is...Wait, there is no such thing!
That guy is nowhere near as impressive as people say.
Overhyped and boring character. I really hope he dies.
People complain about how levi arckaman and erza get all the attention. But bro there is reason for to be that much LIKED. They deserve it.
But look at this dumbo, he gets all the attention, even though except for having 'I am the protagonist and the chosen one' shield he has nothing that much to like as a character. He's dense with minus zero personality, immature and uninteresting.
There's so much underrated anime characters/protagonist who worth the attention much more than this retard.
Why this dumbass isn't high? The other characters on this list at least have something for them to look badass, debateale, and actually have a personality and a character.
This dumb head is a protagonist but doesn’t even give enough reason to relate to him. He's the male opposite of a stereotype personality less Mary sues persona in a girl. People want to argue how Serena is bad. This dumbo is far worse and just a dummy for writers to experiment with. His goal of becoming a pokemon master doesn't appeal to me anymore.
When the Best Wishes series came, Ash just became worse than his old self. He was better in the previous seasons, but now he is such a loser. Plus, why does he not use his strongest Pokemon in the next regions he goes to? I would bring Charizard and Sceptile along with me if I was Ash. But nope! He thinks he has to leave his strongest Pokemon just so he can start off weak every single season!
Actually he's really underrated. He's not the typical shounen kid who's a prodigy in whichever field he puts his feet on. Ash only wins when he trains really hard. He didn't train hard in BW, and therefore he failed in the league stage. He trained hard in DP, and he reached top four only to lose to Trollbias.
Natsu is the overrated character here because he takes up the whole series. The series show is not always about him Fairy Tail is a series about other characters and Lucy would make more sense being the main character of the series not Natsu. Lucy doesn't or won't take the spotlight hogging it on other characters but not Natsu hogging spotlight of the series away from other characters. Fairy Tail series is about other characters not a story series about Natsu himself.
This guy is a simpleton. His best friend is a cat. He cannot have a real friend like most humans.
I hate Natsu. His brother Zeref is infinitely superior despite his being the main antagonist.
Just a boring leading firebrand for Fairy Tail. The only redemption about himself is that he's voiced by Todd Haberkorn in the English dub. Other than that, he is a I-D-I-O-T!
Mikasa was supposed to be a deep and complex character like Levi in the anime series when I realized just how flat she is as a character. Sure I love Mikasa, but I'm adding her here for the fact that she is now becoming nothing more than a clingy high-school girl character. She was supposed to be a complete badass, but was held back by her boring, overprotective, and sometimes stupid and reckless character that she has. And this is sad considering she is one of the only smart people on Attack on Titan. And based on what I heard about the fan base causing Hajime Isayama to write the manga to their demand, I am praying they will not turn her into a lovey-dovey girl in the second season.
Flat boring, one dimensional, and all those battle prowesses are just too much for just a single soldier noob (even if she's the top-notch of her generation, the best rookies do also struggle sometimes while training) who barely got any real experience at any out-walled expeditions whatsoever.
Too bad if Isayama just want to make her the "next" Levi out of the blue...
Strong, but EXTREMELY boring.
A lead character who is a firebrand. It's a relentlessly overused type in anime, and he's the most irritating of his kind.
Kirito doesn't even come close to how overrated Eren is. Even I know Eren is just another generic male lead character more than Kirito.
In the manga he barely does anything from a point... O and the word that best describes him... VIRGINNN
I seriously hate her. Fans always say how cool she is. I just don't understand why. Yandere is an understatement.
Such an overrated character.In my opinion she is not such a great yandere, she is just an average one.And also,do most people know her outside of psychopathy and love for Yuki?
She is not the yandere queen. Yandere Chan is plus yandere is in her name. She reminds me of JD from heathers. Killing innocent people just because they're with somebody.
I hate yandere's. She litterally kills every random person that talks to yuki
She serves no real purpose in the anime aside from being a rude, nasty and spoiled little brat. It's hard to believe that she is actually Gohan's daughter because he's so caring and polite. The show would probably be better without her, even if it's only by a little bit. I don't like her.
What a dumb, useless character. She's well known for being whiny and stupid. Overrated for being the most hated Dragon Ball Z female.
Although Pan has her faults, she's also gets a proportionate amount of hate from the fan base, so she's not overrated.
She's weak as hell and brings shame on Goku's family.
Very overrated. People even say Light is more intelligent than L. Yes, Light is very intelligent but L is much more intelligent than him. L is a natural born genius while Light is simply a studious student.
Well, none of you will be lucky when Nat Wolff plays Light Turner because Death Note's live-action remake will have Light Turner be portrayed as a sexist jerk that is a nobody. Leave it to Zac Efron to play Light Turner because they used to have similar emo hairstyles.
I hate him because he's a jerk, and he's way too perfect.
Haters suck light is awesome
also what why is he on this list? L is so much more overrated
Never liked broly.. all he did was scream kakarot and beat everyone with OP nonsense, not until the last movie where they finally developed his character a bit that I finally liked him a little
Vegeta was, and always will be a mediocre villain at best, but as a "hero", his truly appalling. Toriyama is absolute worst at characterization, so it's no wonder that he turned the narcissistic psychopath into a "deep, multi-dimentional and caring character", that he apparently is today - what truly boggles my mind, is how easily the fandom of the series accepted it, without even a second thought!
"He's strong, so his cool, and awesome! "
I don't care.
"He doesn't try kill the main crue anymore, so he's a hero now! "
No. He hasn't earned the right to be called a hero.
"He blew himself up, so he's redeemed himself by now! "
Again, no. Vegeta was a psychopath - through and through. Last time I checked, psychopaths cannot be "cured", nor "redeemed", ever. They learn, how to cope. How to manipulate. How to deceive. As I said above, Toriyama is terrible at characterization - he just simply created something that he didn't truly understand, thus ...more
In the best dbz characters list when this pathetic loafer's ranking is first that time that was not considered as overrated. Rascals. In the you tube video of Proof that Vegeta supassed Goku when more than 4000 people liked that video that was not overrating Dirty people lowering his rank here
Meh. Can't help but love this bastard. He's way too cool. He screws up every now and then but when he does something worthy, it's remarkable and far more memorable than anything any of the other characters' ever done. He's the best DBZ character.
He's not overrated. Look at the way Toriyama treats him just because he's afraid people will like Vegeta more than goku. Well, he failed cause people like Vegeta than goku.
He has NO EMOTION, whatsoever. Come on, even Kirito is better than that. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If you watch the anime, he only fight fodders. That's why he always seem overpowered. But for me, he's just overrated.
I really like Sebastian, but his fanbase is INSANE. I mean, it gets on the verge of scary sometimes.
Yes I do very much love this character but he is overrated xp. A lot of girls fangirl over him (and I do admit, I do too) and he is the 2nd "hottest anime male character" in the poll on this website. But I still love him. ocd ik
He is such a jerk he doesn't even care about Ciel he only wants his soul