Most Overrated Animes

The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

I'm going to go with a lot of the other opinions here. Naruto is loved and hated at the same time, and I understand both. Bare with me, but I hate the anime and love it at the same time. The fights are epic, the characters are whole and loved, and the storyline promotes friendship and loyalty. There's a lot of tear-jerkers too!

But...then...there's the obvious bad stuff, which makes even the most loyal of fans mad.

1. Maybe it's just the females on this one, or maybe not, but almost all of the female characters are trash, or at least hated. Sakura, Ino, Kaguya. Temari is underused. The 5th Hokage only became one because of OTHER PEOPLE.

2. Fillers. This is why I read the Manga. No fillers there! Unnessicary, stupid, boring, lame. Except a few.

3. It got really, really, really empty of any "good" fights once we got into Shippuden. Ok, so this one hinges on what you call a good fight. I...personaly...don't like seeing Gods fight Gods. Taijutsu was made for a ...more

Naruto is one of those anime that are extremely loved and extremely hated at the same time. And also most of the arguments from both the groups that hate and love this anime are wrong.
Some not all people that love this anime says that it's the best anime and that there's no anime better than this, when there actually are a lot of anime that are better than this and it's not the perfect and best anime because it has a lot a lot of faults in it.
And then some people not all that hate this anime says that this anime is trash, crap and the worst anime possible when it actually isn't trash at all, it actually really has a good story that you'll enjoy if you haven't seen any spoilers of it.
But yeah it definitely is an anime that every anime fan should see without fillers.

The first season of Naruto started out extremely well. Each of the characters had something driving them to become a powerful ninja, especially Naruto who overcome many strong enemies even though he was completely alone in the beginning. What makes this anime so overrated nowadays is how bad Naruto has become after the first season. The fillers in the anime are completely unnecessary, and the vibe you got from the character development in the first season simply isn't there anymore. Yet fan boys still want to love this series since Naruto was their childhood and the anime that started it off for them, and they can't bare to have their childhood ruined.

I tried to give this anime a chance, but I only managed to make it through the first twenty episodes before just calling it quits. It was just so boring, and to me, kind of predictable. Also, OH MY GOD is Naruto himself just the most annoying character in existence!

It's not only the anime itself that I loathe, but the fans themselves. They try to convince me to continue watching the anime, and keep saying that Naruto eventually matures, but if they really think I'm going to watch hundreds of episodes just to see that happen, then they need to really figure out that twenty episodes is enough chances, and I'm never going to watch this ever again!

2 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.

You can't call it a romance or an action anime, it really has potential to be a good one, but there are barely any action moments. They try to make Asuna a tsundere girl because they didn't really agree on stuff at first, but she is actually a sweet hardworking kind of girl.

And, there were too many time smile, like not an hour or two ones, it's like a year or two for each of them! So there weren't any KiriSuna moments before they kissed, so the audience didn't get to see their relationship develop..

Furthermore, there was only a single couple in the whole SAO, if you don't count super minor ships like Leafa x Recon.

They're are also more 16+

Despite it's incredible animation, action sequences and "' amazing" music, the series has some terrible faults. The anime started off well with it's thrilling plot and interesting characters, but after awhile the series became what action anime fans hoped it would not become; a harem romance series with a worthless protagonist. The series could have definitely been longer, and while fans watched the few episodes it did have, he had to watch Kirito getting hit on by girls even though he only used them to make himself stronger. We also had to painfully bare watching Asuna turn into a strong and independent heroin from the first boss fight into a damsel-in-distress who can do nothing without Kirito. In other words, what could have become an incredible and long action series turned into a typical harem anime where every girl around Kirito (even his own sister) fell for him, even though he is a useless and heartless douchebag.

At least it remains mostly faithful to the light novel series unlike how Tokyo Ghoul strayed away from the manga in Season 2. Light novels are really popular in Japan, but it seems when I type in something on Google related to light novels, the search bar says light novels are bad or poorly written. However, a lot of people say they prefer the light novel to the anime. Although I just stick to the anime itself. At least the Mother's Rosario arc proved itself as one of the best arcs in Sword Art Online. Here's my order of favorite arcs: Aincrad, Phantom Bullet, Mother's Rosario, Fairy Dance, and Calibur. I love Sword Art Online, but I will admit it is overrated.

At first while watching this I thought, Okay, it's not the greatest, but it's not the worst. As the story progressed, it got worse and worse. First, the relationship between Asuna and Kirito was super rushed and cringy. Then, Yui comes in and makes it a lot worse. She "died", but Kirito was somehow able to hack into the game to save Yui. How? And why? If he had access to all that data, why couldn't be just save thousands of lives by logging everyone out? After that came the second arc. Leafa has a chance to be a half-way decent character, but they ruined her with a crap ton of can service and weird invest stuff. The plot doesn't really make sense and a lot of stuff happens for no reason. And then, at the very end, you'd think that Kirito and Asuna might want to stay away from gaming for a while but NO. They go right back to playing SAO.
Sorry if there are a lot of typos, I was writing this pretty fast.

3 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. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States ...read more.

This should be #1. I'm not trying to discredit Pokemon for all of you who like this show. It's a pretty good show but since then it has declined in quality. Of the first 6 regions, Unova sucked and every other one was pretty good in their own right, Then Alola came along, and I haven't watched Pokemon since. I think the reason this is overrated is purely because this show has been part of a lot of people's childhoods and these people feel like they are obligated to say the show is really good. I would say yes it is indeed overrated, but for a sort of good reason. It's both the TV show and games are extremely popular and will be a part of anime pop culture for a very long time.

This show is just one long commercial. They even go so far as to have the main character do things which goes against his beliefs. During a saga you hear Ash talk about his pokemon being friends and they're a team. After Ash loses in the league he kicks his friends/teammates to the curb and goes get new ones of the same type. It'll be like if Yugi set his deck on fire or if Valt destroys his bey because their bored. Ash is a marketing slave.

I'm surprised Sword Art Online is above Pokemon now. If anything, Pokemon is more overrated for many reasons. Why? First off, the anime focuses too much on Ash doing the same acts over and over again, ranging from helping a friend he just met to always blasting Team Rocket off into the sky, which can get pretty annoying and boring over time and feels more like a filler episode rather than contributing to the main plot. Second, the main character is the worst. Ash is supposed to be that one underrated protagonist who is supposed to lose when he doesn't try and win when he does try, but ultimately became flatter as the series progressed when all his hard work is actually for nothing in the Pokemon League due to the writers. Third, the nostalgia is not what it used to be. Before, it was supposed to give you that 90's feel and the same feeling you have if you played the games or trading card games, but now it feels like watching SpongeBob. Finally, the new voice actors for the English dub ...more

If I had to choose between Sword Art Online and Pokemon as the most overrated anime series ever, it would have to be Pokemon. Why? And not only because I love Sword Art Online. 1: Sword Art Online actually has a story, which Pokemon doesn't have! 2: Sword Art Online's characters actually age, which Pokemon doesn't have for Ash! 3: Sword Art Online's protagonist actually manages to accomplish his main goal since the first episode, which Pokemon doesn't have! 4: Sword Art Online doesn't try to do the same thing for each new season, which Pokemon actually does for each new season! 5: Sword Art Online actually uses the original Japanese opening and ending theme songs (albeit shortened on Toonami airings), which Pokemon doesn't do, instead relying on English opening and ending theme songs! Conclusion: I am glad Pokemon is above Sword Art Online, and Pokemon should be number 1, because I think it's more overrated than Dragon Ball Z and Naruto combined!

4 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, ...read more.

Ratings of AOT seasons (brief explanations as to why I rated seasons below):
Season 1: 8/10
Season 2: 7/10
Season 3: 10/10
Season 4: 9.5/10 (season not finished entirely)
At first, I thought this was sort of overrated. Season 1 was really good but not anything special. It wasn't on the level of animes like Cowboy Bebop or Code Geass. Season 2 in my opinion, wasn't as good as season 1 (probably because there were less episodes) but still really well made. the first half of season 3 was really good, loved the action specifically. Then the 2nd part of Season 3 came on, and that changed my mind about this series. Season 3 episodes 16-22 (Perfect Game, Hero, Midnight Sun, The Basement, That Day, The Attack Titan, The Other Side Of The Wall) are probably the single greatest stretch of episodes I've ever seen. The tension was at its highest, the action and animation was top notch, the dialogue and voice acting is some of the best ever, and it was all perfect. This stretch of ...more

Attack On Titan is all the rave nowadays. People love the new style of animation and "Code Geass' like story-line it has to offer (Code Geass as in you can't really see anything coming). Yet the anime is overly praised by it's fans since the series still has some major faults. For starters, there is too much dialogue in the series. I felt like I was looking at a visual novel instead of an action series, and I knew that even though the camera was panned on people talking, there was obviously something else going on that would be so much more fun to watch. Also, the protagonist Eren Jaeger is completely useless. He's a German kid constantly ranting off about how he wants to eliminate an entire race of beings and encourages his allies to stand strong against the enemy since they're number one (remind you of anyone). There's a lot they can change in this series to make it better, and hopefully in Season 2 it does get better.

It's not an exaggeration to say that nothing significant happens the entire series. The characters are all awful, there's no development of any kind, the story is practically non-existent, the pacing is an absolute mess, and it really isn't as intense or action packed as people say it is. The only reason people think attack on titan is intense is because of its opening, which isn't bad but entirely misleading. It labels the show as an intense revenge story but in reality its just a crappy drama. And on a side note, you know a series has issues when the only somewhat likable character's thing is that she likes potatoes, that's just sad. Attack on titan had a pretty good starting concept but then the author just butchered it in every way he possibly could.

AOT is not overrated, sort of. I feel like people overrate it because many other people underrate it. Many people say this is a perfect show, but it isn't. No movie or TV show or book or video game or anything is perfect. But I would say AOT is pretty close. I feel like the people who overrate it hype it up so very much that you expect the show to have no flaws.

5 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

I actually enjoyed this series for the first season (and I did end up watching the whole series, and later the manga), but in season 2 you start realizing the fan service. And by god is there a lot. Not that there was not any during the first season (Lucy's clothes would still sometimes fall off) but it got way more noticable as the series went on. Like the first and second episode of season 2. It is pointless filler but they discuss ships, these episodes sucked. You also start realizing the fact that Erza's clothes start getting more elabrate.

Have any of you guys read the ending to the manga, Lucy's clothes came off like 15 times for next to no reason.

I don't want to come off as offensive, but franky, Fairy Tail is for idiots. Here's why: Lucy is supposed to be the protagonist, and yet she's only used for fanservice. Natsu is supposed to be the main character, and he has no character development whatsoever. He has no goal (finding Igneel is a wish, not a goal, because he doesn't and can't do anything to accomplish his goal/wish), he doesn't become stronger throughout the series (all he ever got were temporary buffs such as Etherion or Jellal's flame), and he doesn't mature either. Cognitively, emotionally, and sexually, he's the same person in chapter 400+ as he is in chapter 1.

How is this a OVERRATTED anime?! Fairy Tail is the best, and the story plot actually is suspenseful. "It's overrated!" "Ugh... It makes no sense" "It's dumb, idiotic, stupid..."
Dude, if you think FAIRY TAIL is overrated, then I don't know what kind of anime you like.

I actually despise this show. It has annoying characters that feel the need to scream some awful dialouge every second and wear outfits that should only be legal at a swimming pool, if even. The storylines are bad and I can't believe people actually like this garbage in a way that makes it look actually good. I had a LOAD of friends who liked it like that and only one who thought it was awful. Heck, even my younger sibling hated it, and she was like, 11, when she watched it. I know, an eleven year old watching this.

6 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

This is basically like Pokemon in terms of popularity. It's so popular that people tend to overlook the actual show as a whole. Dragon Ball Z is pretty good (way better than Pokemon) but I wouldn't say it's one of the best animes. Definitely one of the most influential and popular animes.

For being the most popular anime ever, and a good one in my opinion, this anime is overrated for sure.

1- For being an extremely long anime, the plot is too repetetive, basically an enemy appears, defeats the heroes, they train hard and defeat him, then another enemy appears and it's the same story.

2- It's incentred on power, it doesn't matter how much strategy you will use or how lucky you are, if your challenger is stronger than you he will win.

3- Some of the characters are way WAY too annoying (Goku's wife anyone), others are not as great as people says *cough* Goku *cough*

4- and most important, the fanbase is toxic as hell.

Okay, this is really annoying. The show is basically on going even still, which needs to end because there is a limit to how strong someone can become.

The only reason why this overrated trash isn't any higher on the list than this, is because of the nostalgia-blinded fans, who desperately try to defend this appalling mess as the "best anime ever". Which it surely is, to anyone seen less than 20 other animes - all of them being shonen! Popularity, does not equal quality - it's just the lowest common denominator talking. Try watching this garbage today, preferably after watching some of the more groundbreaking works animated works, such as anything from Studio Chibli, HunterXHunter, FMA:B, Madoka Magica, Assassination Classroom, Yu Yu Hakusho, Death Note and many, many more, and I guarantee that you won't be able to watch this ever again, without a cringe! Granted, show specifically aimed fo the lowest common denominator has it's fans, but luckily, I'm not one of them.

7 Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

The fanbase is both stupid and insane, they literally turn a blind eye to bad writing, they just like this for the girls and pretty boys and nothing else, and they have QUITE an intense hateboner for Mineta, I never seen any anime character with haters THAT messed up like come on he's no worse than Sanji he's just a comic relief, no even Naruto and One Piece fans are that bad. This series fanbase is worser than the sonic fanbase.

Yeah, this show's very overrated, people are so obsessed with this show and the characters. And plus this show is pretty much everywhere I go.

Fans of this anime LOVE to shove this anime down people's throats to the point I even LIKED this anime at one point. I don't even know HOW I even started liking this garbage! Deku is a character that is there to make fun of people with the zodiac known as cancer, he doesn't even stick up for himself after being bullied, and just sits there and cries when he is in HIGH SCHOOL! Yes I am a cancer and I do cry easily but I also defend myself. Now Bakugo is just an ableist mary sue bully that people have a CRUSH ON! It is unhealthy to crush on a bully, and trust me, I had a crush on him too, but I realized it's unhealthy so I stopped liking him. Now I just don't like this anime at all but I do have 3 Naruto husbandos:
Itachi Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

This series was just way too overrated. The fandom is really toxic and they hate on characters because of a ship. Fans would force the creator to make there ships canon. But fans don't even talk about the storyline. The storyline wasn't even good at all. The anime is just plain fan service.

8 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after ...read more.

As much as I want to watch One Punch Man, there's one thing I have to get off my chest. One Punch Man is so overrated! One Punch Man is pretty much what everyone talks about these days. To start off, the art for One Punch Man isn't even that good and disappointing considering it's animated by Madhouse. Second, the troll MC known as Saitama is just aggravating. His fanbase is just as annoying as Goku's fanbase. Third, the anime doesn't even have a legitimate plot from the looks of it. Fourth, the characters look generic as hell and even Kirito's SAO outfit looks even more original than Saitama's outfit. All in all, One Punch Man gets too much hype. Oh, and one more thing: I honestly think Sword Art Online is better than One Punch Man (hides in a bunker from the OPM fanbase).

Literally someone said that this God-teir show has "poor quality animation". It makes me hate the anime community when people say that this show which is objectively one of if not THE greatest animated shows of all time visually and has the best animated fights, not counting movies like Redline, which in itself is the definition of best animation, has "poor animation quality". Dude probably thinks Demon Slayer is the best anime of all time like the rest of the 90% of incels who watch anime.

The biggest problem with this anime is that people consider it to be the best anime ever, when really, the original manga author only made the series as a JOKE to MOCK other shonen anime for laughs. It is just a parody, not the greatest thing ever since sliced bread. Still good anime, but the amount of people that once had an actual anime series that weren't meant to be jokes as their favorite be replaced by anime series that WAS MEANT TO BE A JOKE is mind-boggling.

I am sick and tired of people treating this as one of the best anime ever! It is a parody like western movies known as Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Spaceballs, etc. It is a spoof! A parody! It's not meant to be taken seriously to the REAL anime out there! I hate the people who add this anime in their top 10s list...

9 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 absolutely loved this show when it first aired in the 90s. Back then, it was something special. I can't say the same for it now. I have to agree with many people that it has become so tedious, long and boring and is loaded with too many fillers. It really has overstayed it's welcome. I mean, this show is turning 20, and it STILL isn't over yet! I used to be a huge fan of this show, but the pacing and lack of good story and character development has become so ridiculous that I've lost interest in this show. What happened? This show used to be fantastic, now it's just become like any other generic shounen anime out there. Just please end it.

This manga has about 80 volumes. Naruto has 72. Naruto is basically half canon, half filler. Naruto I think has about 350 canon episodes. One piece does t even have 100 fillers episodes. Yet it has about two hundred more canon! How does 8 volumes equal 200 episodes? Well...in one piece logic it kinda makes sense. One Piece is the slowest pacing anime of all time. Has a few sagas with about 5 unneeded arcs. The anime would've been perfectly if it ended at Marineford. To be honest, why do people watch this anime? Luffy in 4th gear makes him look like a bear and an ape has sexual course. They really just need to stop this anime now. It's not good anymore

The pacing is too slow in One Piece! There's too many filler episodes and it doesn't try to properly adapt the manga chapters faithfully. At least Sword Art Online makes sure its seasons adapt the arcs properly and gives enough time to make them in order to prevent filler episodes. One Piece should go way above Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online, because those two anime series are way better uses of your time than watching One Piece to death.

I have watched one piece anime completely and my opinion of this anime is that, first of all character development is very poor in OP and the main character Luffy acts like an annoying child. The story is just plain and boring. Music throughout the anime sucks completely. The animation of the characters could have been much better. No catchy lines or punching dialogs. The powers of many of the characters looks overrated. Still there are many flaws in this anime. One piece fan boys were bragging that this was the best anime ever made, so I decided to watch it and I couldn't watch more than 400 episodes but some people told me that it gets really good after 400 episodes so I watched the entire anime and I was extremely disappointed and I was annoyed for wasting my time. Bottom line is one piece is the most OVERRATED ANIME.

10 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.

I have to give it points for being more interesting than most magical girl shows, but I thought it would actually explore human psychology. Nope. If you want to write an anime about human minds and karma and stuff, give the characters some personality. Mami just whines and then dies. Sayaka cares about almost nothing but her boyfriend and does an unrealistic 180-degree turn in personality. Madoka is just a generic happy-go-lucky morally black and white "shy, sweet girl". Homura would be a much better protagonist.

Second of all, the whole "plot twist" thing. If the entire show was spent explaining how useless the magic of friendship is, why does the problem just solve itself after so many episodes of struggling? If the show is about how stupid human beings are, why does Madoka become god just like that?

The characters are damsels in distress. They're woobies. They're being murdered over and over so you can feel bad for them, so you can be surprised when the Deus Ex ...more

The anime is decent in my opinion but the toxic fans need to stop trashing every single other magical anime for not being 'dark'. Shows can be good without being edgy ffs.

I actually really like this show for refreshing the genre, but it is by no means as perfect as people seem to think. It's unique, yeah, but really only achieves the bare minimum needed for that title. There are so many more things that I am curious about in their universe. What are the witch's backstories? What does Kyubey's species really look like? We know many famous people from the past were magical girls, what was the experience like for them?
There is character development, of course. But the show fails at the number one thing that makes or breaks a magical girl anime (in my opinion)-whether the characters are interesting without magic. in my opinion there isn't enough scenes that show their ordinary life, ambitions, and hobbies-just endless suffering and dying. Especially Homura, every other character can function on their own yet pretty much Homura's entire personality is built around Madoka.

Also stop trash talking traditional magical girl shows to make Madoka look ...more

This show is not as good as everyone makes it out to be. All the girls do is sulk and wait for their deaths. They don't stand by each other, they do not even like each other! Madoka has no character at all and Kubye has to bully her into becoming a magical girl. Mami wines and dies, Homura messes everything up by trying to save Madoka, Sayaka cries over a boy, and Kyoko is pretty cool. In Pretty Cure and Sailor Moon the magical girls help each other and fight to save the world with no selfish wishes or desires tied into their transformations. Kubye manipulates the girls as well, he tricks them. This show is so overrated.

The Contenders
11 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

I was going to vote Naruto or Bleach but then I remembered they were at least good at a point, contrarily to Tokyo Ghoul, which was boring right from the start.

I never understood what was so good about this series. Seems to me that people like it just because it has (ridiculous) gore in it.

I also dislike that it's tagged as horror, when in truth it's far from that, and the author even has the nerve to try and make the readers sympathize with the cannibals. I definitely wasn't hoping for that when I tried watching this series. Meh

Dude, it's just as overrated as Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online these days. Now I love both Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online, but I can't stop them from being considered overrated. Tokyo Ghoul becomes too edgy and strays off from the original manga content in Season 2. Studio Pierrot is a good studio, but it should not try to give Tokyo Ghoul the Naruto treatment.

Just an edgy shonen anime that's all. Parasyte -the maxim- deserves way more praise considering its manga came first before Tokyo Ghoul. We're talking the 1980's, because that's when Parasyte first started as a manga. So Tokyo Ghoul is more of the ripoff than Parasyte. It just came out an anime before Parasyte had an anime adaptation. Even the author of Tokyo Ghoul was inspired by Parasyte.

It's definitely overrated. I love this series a lot, but I'll admit it has some huge flaws (inconsistency characters, EXTREMELY BAD character development, skipping major plot points, pacing of the story went from slow to extremely fast by the end of the first season, and so on), and I can definitely see how it's overrated and I can also see why people hate it.

12 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.

This anime deserves the ranking. For me this is very good. It's not the best anime ever made, but many people like it. The plot is not unique but it's not common.

Naruto Shippuden is perfect the 1st part was good too but when you add this it makes it even better I started crying when I thought Naruto was going too die but he lived it made me so happy I thought it was perfect I watched it 6 times in a row I'm on my 7th time now!

Not as overrated as 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and yoi since most people hated the ending.
But definitely deserves to be on the list because of the start, which everyone praised.

I agree completely. And what annoys me the most is that it could've been so much better. It had such great potential.

13 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

Yeah I watched a sailor Moon and I think all the hype it gets is actually well rounded. Everyone always talks about how its cringey or not worth it but a lot of shows wouldn't exist if it hadn't come along(ex-magica Madoka, princess tutu, and lots of others). It's a classic and there's a reason no ones forgot about it in 20+ years. And hey, don't judge it off it 90s dub counterpart cause that's not the original. It's an influential magical girl show that paved the way for other great magical girl shows to come in the following years. Just give the original a try and you'll will probably find a couple things you admire about it🙂

I don't know why, but I was never interested in Sailor Moon. The whole reason I tried it was because I wanted to see why people liked it so much. Once I tried it, I hated it. It's overhyped, stereotypical, and bland. I mean even that crappy Winx Club show is better than this.

I love this show! When I first listened to the music and voices, I felt a connection like never before. I felt like I should have watched it and was born to watch it. It felt like I was made to be someone good…like a Sailor. You can dislike this comment if you want, but I will never forget the feeling inside me when I watched that first episode.

I cannot stand this show. why does monster high get so much hate because of this disgusting disgrace of anime. Sailor mercury and Chibi-usa are the least bad in this show but if their was a poll saying that which girl power show is better I would choose monster high.

14 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. ...read more.

I feel like a lot of people call Bleach overrated trash is because they hear it has a lot of filler but in reality it's only 45% filler while both seasons of Naruto Have almost the same amount of filler. The first season is 41% filler while shippuden has 43%. Also Bleach's filler is actually good.

Bleach focuses on developing characters and important lessons like friendship and pride. Even with so many fillers, the anime is still intriguing and is always leaving me at the edge of my seat! Their personalities are so much more exciting than any other anime!

The beginning was good, then everything went downhill, not even Kon could make up for it. And why the hell would everyone risk their lives to save someone so annoying as Rukia?! In the end it felt it wasn't worth it at all.

Way too much filler with uninteresting characters. Felt like they were trying to rip off Naruto. Naruto is so much better though, the characters are relatable and it has some amazing, tragic plot twists.

15 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.

Mkay so first off the bat this show is actually beautiful, if you don't count Chris. Second of all, it's actually not overrated, it's actually underrated.

One of the reasons why Sonic X is incredibly overrated is how Amy Rose was portrayed in Sonic X (the worst part is that she furiously accused someone who is way stronger and better than her for forcing her to do what he wanted). So if you hate a show, you suddenly like a show, BlueTopazIneVanilla? Choke on a bone, Daviddizor. Amy Rose sucked in Sonic X and you know it!

Overrated means way too popular. And since no one likes this in the first place, this can't be considered overrated, so stop saying that sonic x is horrible in a list about overrated anime. This isn't Top ten worst anime of all time. Also, I would consider this more underrated than overrated.

This isn't even an anime. Though there were way too many fans who recolored screenshots of the show to pass it as their own 'original' art. However I do agree that (mostly in the English version) the storyline and voice acting wasn't all that great.

16 Akame ga Kill! Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

I'm not saying I hate this series, but this anime series does have its flaws too. When I saw the first two Night Raid deaths, they were quite shocking and I felt kind of sad they had to go away. But as more deaths started coming and comic relief ruined the emotional impact right after, it just started getting annoying. Plus, I kind of have to take off points from Akame's character since she uses elements of moe (although she is still a badass). Plus, they rushed the story and made up an unsatisfactory ending even though the manga was still going. Not to mention the last few deaths in the series were absurd and deserved more. If only more characters lived, I would have been okay with the ending. However, due to lack of emotional impact and plot issues, I feel like Sword Art Online was not as bad as what Akame ga Kill! did by just killing off characters without giving them much needed development.

This anime tries so hard to be mature when its character deaths are almost completely meaningless due to the lackluster comic relief the anime tries to rely so much on. Not to mention Tatsumi looks like he was literally designed to be a generic shonen protagonist. Also, the ending was rushed and sucked despite the Revolutionary Army winning the revolution. And it was a face palm in the face when Najenda wasn't even the one who fought Esdeath in the final battle! Because everyone loves Akame, don't they? And she is a good character too! But making her go up against Esdeath even though they never developed a rivalry was just cringey to think about.

Let's face it. No matter how much we love a show, that won't save it from being overrated. Sure, I love Sword Art Online and Attack on Titan, but I have enough humility to acknowledge that they are overrated. Unfortunately, Akame ga Kill! is one of those shows as well. I may love the show, but there is no denying it is overrated. Plus, let's face it. It's just another generic shonen anime series, though I still love it.

I'm not saying it's bad. It's great, but unfortunately, it is kind of overrated as well. Great, but overrated. There is a huge difference between being overrated and great. It's a great anime, but let's face it. It's just as overrated as other anime series.

17 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

It's overrated and badly written. The manga is average but better than the anime and it does at least treat it's subjects (abuse, bullying) with some degree of seriousness. It's too bad the main characters are so bad, some parts are good. Also Nyuu is very ableist, a disabled person who can't talk right, doesn't wear clothes, gropes people, and is incontinent? Way to not understand how memory loss works at all.

Memory loss doesn't mean you lose basic morals. None of the disabled people I know act like nyuu at all-she's a stereotype and the author ought to be ashamed.

Mayu was very well handled.

Nudity + Gore + Child abuse + Bland, cliche, and annoying characters = This anime.

It's official. I'm the first person to ever call Elfwn Lied overrated ever.

I'm gonna be naked and cry and scream in the bed when I watch this in Arabic because I'm so bloody and hot! WAAH T-T

18 Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted ...read more.

I think the only reason I cried while watching this anime was cause of that dango song. I heard the song way before watching the actual anime and even before watching the anime I cried listening to the song. It tugs my heartstrings. This song absolutely kills me, it has that happy family vibe but also gives you such an empty feeling. I like this anime but it really is overrated because people keep telling you to watch it for the ending, and how sad it is. The people who recommend this anime only praise the fact that it made them cry and nothing else. Honestly this anime gets recommended because people who cried watching this wants to share the pain with everyone else, and treats people who didn't cry while watching this like they're some sort of monsters.

Everyone says it's sad. Can't they have meaningful deaths? Like if they do something really great but they die in the process? I can't go to "Top ten saddest anime" or "Top ten saddest deaths" or "Top ten saddest anime soundtracks" without seeing Clannad. I'm sick of it.

People don't judge me. Clannad is overrated. Everyone says it's the best anime ever, saddest anime ever best romance. To be completely honest, it was boring, long not to mention it made Air (2005) and Kanon (2002 and 2006) look like they never existed.

The only way this anime could ever be enjoyable was if it was the first romance anime you EVER watched. That, or you were a sexually starved teenager who never had a girlfriend... Which I sadly was at the time I thought this was a good anime...

19 Hetalia

How is Hetalia overrated? For one thing, it really helps me remember and get interested in history. In fact, it's great for studying as you'd remember entertaining things easier. Sure, it may display it in humorous way, but that's why people love it. It's more underrated, each character is lovable and each country has a personality for themselves that make up the world. This show is helpful, enjoyable, and hilarious. It also isn't extremely time consuming, but you'd find yourself swept away with the episodes. The fandom is also quite wacky, but the fandom is no reason to hate the show either.

I don't think this anime should be on the list either, just as everyone who commented here said so. But I think we should just appreciate the fact that it isn't any higher on the list. After all, it was only 2% of people who said that this anime was overrated, which honestly surprised me. I was expecting a LOT more hate, since that's one thing this anime is definitely familiar with.

But yeah, Hetalia doesn't receive much hate anymore, which is something I think we should start appreciating.

How the hell is Hetalia overrated (Excuse my language)?! It isn't even that well known! It's actually very funny and although it should not be used as an alternative for history books, it inspires lots of people to learn more about history! The fandom may have ONCE BEEN crazy, now they have settled down a bit. However, the fandom DOES NOT MATTER when you are judging the show!

Whoever put this on here, I don't know what you were thinking.

It's a good show about WWI and WWII, which is a hard subject to approach especially as a comedy and even more so in Japan where the subject is a bit censored. There may be some parts of history cut out, other parts inaccurate but I doubt that the author was a historian. Even if it made history more interesting, for these reasons, hetalia shouldn't replace history class nor be the holy grail of education.

20 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

Very overrated due to the fact people say it's the best yet the artstyle is ugly, the characters are bad and some annoying and I disliked the story.

The fans always feel the need to shove this show down everyone's throats and it gets really annoying. I'm not sure how good the show itself is because the fanbase has really turned me off...

People act like this anime is the only good anime, and honestly, what's so "good" about this anime. Drawings look so realistic to the point they're ugly.

Should be WAY higher, honestly. It's not a bad anime, but it's not as good as people make it out to be tbh, and don't even get me started on the godawful fanbase...

21 Digimon “Digimon” is a term commonly used to describe a variety of Japanese anime series based on the Bandai virtual pet brand “Digimon” (Dejimon). As of 2017, there are 7 series: “Digimon Adventure” (1999), “Digimon 02” (a.k.a. “Digimon Adventure 02”) (2000), “Digimon Tamers” (2001), ...read more.

I love this show so much. but stop watching it after the 4th season. when they literally turned it into a Kamen Rider. 5th season was decent but after that is horrible

The worst part is when the tri series was out. We are here for the original 8 but they added too much new characters & they are super boring. Even the original kids seems too lost their personalities too... Poorly executed plot twist & unnecessarily depressing. The only exciting thing about this season is the Mega evolution...

I like this series, but what I don't like is how people ALWAYS use it as an excuse to hate Pokemon. "Pokemon is always the same" isn't completely untrue, but it is indeed exaggerated. I don't think pokemon should be on this list.M For whatever reason, I enjoy it more than Digimon, and please do not ask me why. I have no idea why. I just do.

HOWEVER, Digimon DOES INDEED have MUCH MORE PLOT PROGRESSION than Pokemon and a more mature story (although pokemon xyz story is surprisingly dark once you get to episodes 39-43, the climax of the season and one of the most well written moments I've seen. pokemon isn't very good writing wise but wow those episodes were amazing in my opinion! ). Overall, Digimon doesn't deserve to be on this list either.

honestly, this list is way to hateful. Pretty much every anime in the top five is a good show.

Pokemon may surpass Digimon in video games and trading card games, but compared to anime, Digimon is better than Pokemon in anime. Plus, watch the latest Death Battle of Pokemon vs Digimon and you'll like Digimon more, albeit a nostalgia kick in your childhood.

I grew up watching digimon because I had the digimon virtual keychain pet. Pokemon was already too deep into the story so I never bothered catching up with it. I really enjoyed digimon but I literally had no friends because everyone was obsessed with Pokemon.

22 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.

The original is pretty good. Best villains and (obviously) most original.

GX had the worst plot, but the duels were fantastic.

5ds was amazing in the first half, but then turned into filler madness.

Zexal had a horrendous first half, the second half was alright. Best animation by far.

Arc-V is easily my favorite. The plot is golden. The animation is cringe worthy at times, though.

I can understand why people say it's overrated. If the card game is not your thing, you won't like the show, is that simple. I don't think I'm the only fan who says "it's so bad it's good". Kaiba is just badass (that "screw the rules I have money" attitude). Joey is very funny and a good duelist as well (you gotta love the underdog). And the pharaoh... well, let's just say "the heart of the cards" leads him to victory every single time (*cough*cheater*cough*). As for the bad guys, Pegasus and Yami Bakura were the only good villains. Yami Marik could have been good if his duel with the pharaoh wasn't so full of made up cards with ridiculous effects. Noah and Dartz were filler and Jieg was a failure.

After Duel Monsters everything went downhill (the show and the card game). GX is so-so. Zane was cool, but the impossible ways Jaden got away from a sure loss ruined the show. 5D's has Yusei, a stick in the mud who's not likeable at all. Xezal has Yuma... It feels like I'm watching ...more

I watched like maybe 12 episodes and it was stupid. I mean I had just got done watching naruto. I mean naruto or yugioh? OH I don't KNOW! NARUTO! Oof now I want to chop some apples with a katana. But anyways I don't like yugioh.

Story way too much basic and poor developed.

23 Log Horizon Log Horizon is a Japanese novel series written by Mamare Touno and illustrated by Kazuhiro Hara, published by Enterbrain in Japan since 2011. Yen Press began publishing the novels in English translation in 2015. ...read more.

I'm surprised a lot of people say Log Horizon is vastly underrated. While it's true it will never be as overrated as Sword Art Online, Log Horizon is definitely guilty of being overrated as well. The anime series has blandly drawn characters, bland animation, bland setting, and finally, Akatsuki being the victim of moe. It's like it resembles more of cough*.hack*cough than Sword Art Online does. While it is true Log Horizon may have better writing and better character development, Sword Art Online had better production values than Log Horizon. It's no wonder Sword Art Online is more popular and considered overrated. Meanwhile, Reki Kawahara is stepping up his game for Sword Art Online as he is improving from his flaws from the first arcs of Sword Art Online and has better written his later volumes for his light novel series.

I'm impressed. Everyone saying Log Horizon is boring is shown to have watched up to season 2. Yep, makes sense.
Also, Log Horizon is definitely better than SAO. Shiroe is a lot better than Kirito, Akatsuki a lot better than Asuna.
And going by logic, this anime is not overrated. Sure, it sucks, but if no one likes it, you can't say it is overrated.

Shiroe is just another Mary Sue trying to be better than Kirito. Shiroe may be more well-written and complex, but let's face it. The Villain Behind Glasses is just a generic mage and can't even fight by himself because he has to support his team! Also, two words to describe Akatsuki: MOE TRASH!

People: Hype, hype, hype! Oh it's not SAO! This is even better!
Me: The first episode was so boring. Not to mention it gets even more boring in Log Horizon 2.

24 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

It's underrated if you see how famous Dragon Ball Z is, even though this is better this is a lot better than Dragon Ball Z , but then also by seeing all the anime that are there, it's still a bit more famous than many anime that are better than this also.
So, really saying according to me Dragon Ball z should be in the 1st place and this anime can be some top 50.

I understand that many people do actually like DBZ, but personally, I couldn't get into it. It's older, and in that way I can see how it's not as hyped-up as it used to be, so I don't even know if it truly counts as "overrated," but it's just another shonen anime. Its plot and characters-- my favorite part of any story-- were dry.

This is underrated actually. People love DBZ so much that they tend to forget about Dragon Ball sometimes. It's just as cool as DBZ in my opinion, plus in the manga version, DB and DBZ is the same. They're both called Dragon Ball as one.

I wish they didn't split dragon ball with the time skip, I don't like the Z they put in the title

25 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

It's not even anime! Anything done by the west side should NEVER count as anime! Only Japanese animation should be counted as anime! Anybody who likes this show is delusional and a traitor to the anime fanbase!

Well yeah don't get me wrong this series is very good with great action scenes, cool music, interesting character, and many more but what pisses me off is that how rushed the fights are

If this was an anime, this would make the list.

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