Top 10 Most Overrated Anime

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

It's a great series but with flaws such as the lackluster female characters, Naruto's destiny retcon, and some bad writing decisions in the war arc. But fans praise to this series isn't the reason why it's overrated but rather the scalers who always preach Naruto and Sasuke are the strongest even though there are several characters out there who belong in stronger universes.

Easily. Outside Japan especially in the West, they just think because it's ninja cool different than cartoon so it seems different. But once you get into Anime-world you will see there's nothing special about it. Naruto hype because it carrying by nolstagia & kids/teens first time watching anime (outside Japan).

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". It has also received a second season, titled Sword Art Online II.

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.

I honestly think this should be higher on the list. Though Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon and Naruto are also overrated, after hearing the good praises about Sword Art Online, I just expected so much more. Don't get me wrong, the first half was entertaining and interesting, but after the first 10 episodes, it became more like a bad, not even a good shoujo anime. I also don't get why everyone hates Sugou so much. Like, I know he's some messed up bastard, but I think Kazuha is the real problem. He's your cousin! For God's sake woman have some decency! Plus, don't call it Sword Art Online, if you're not even gonna spend half of the T.V. show there.

I've read both Aincrad arc books and they are a bit better than the anime. The filler episodes in the beginning were side stories in the second book, and completely irrelevant to the plot. There is not much which hasn't been said already, but starting a 12-episode-per-arc anime with fillers isn't going to please anybody. Being so romance/harem driven, I've mostly skimmed through the book chapters and, not knowing what to expect, watched the entire series. It is not nice to expect a mostly action anime and get romance bullcrap instead. One more thing, I think Klein would have been a better protagonist.

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 on September 8, 1998.

Now thanks to Ash winning the world championship, there are people now thinking the Pokemon anime is "peak fiction". And what's worse is that some of them don't even watch Pokemon. It's a long time coming but that doesn't mean it already saves this series and erases all of its flaws. Are we forgetting that it took 1000+ episodes to get there? And we're not even talking about a long good story. The show is too simplistic, repetitive, and a slog to get through. Every episode is basically this monster of the week formula that plays out the same and manages to be even more stupid and pointless than power rangers. The main plot just involves Ash doing the same thing. Battle gyms/island trials. Then league time. Only until NOW the writers have opened their eyes and finally have a clear direction to go with him if only they didn't reset him and do the same thing again. And I can't help but to feel Ash is a terrible protagonist who doesn't stay true to his ideals. Like he always talks about ...more

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!

I'll admit it, Sword Art Online may be extremely overrated, but it is in no way as overrated as the Pokemon anime. Sure, both get too much love and too much hate, but what makes me think Pokemon is more overrated than Sword Art Online are those stupid nostalgic fans! First of all, what makes people think Sword Art Online is overrated is due to it failing to meet their expectations or it being too overhyped. On the other hand, Pokemon is just simply disgustingly adored by pure nostalgia and it being a childhood favorite, blinding them to repeat the same old garbage about Pokemon being the very best above all anime. If anything, just play the games! The games are good, but the anime? Let's just say I dropped it after I got tired of XY and decided to look for better anime to watch! The older seasons were better, but Pokemon is just becoming stale now!

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, apocalyptic setting, and its dramatic story line, and action packed scenes.

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.

While the art style is definitely unique and the show doesn't oversexualize it's female characters, it is just very poor. Most of the gore is just there for shock factor which delivers very poorly. Most of the characters are written horribly. Mikasa especially is a perfect example for a Mary Sue. She starts off as a potential badass but then becomes overpowered at everything, still more powerful than Levi who has good valid reasons for being overpowered. Our main character, Erin, is so bland. "Titans killed my momma so I want to kill all of them." And he goes on and on! We've heard his speech the first thirty times! It's motivational in the beginning but then it becomes too much. I'm sorry but this show is just so overrated. Or perhaps overhyped is the most preferable term. I went into this show expecting it to be the best show ever but came out rather disappointed. The theme song is also over-the-top. The show also drags on forever. I just stopped watching halfway through Season 2. ...more

Completely overrated trash that should have been swept under the rug years ago.
The only redeeming thing about this show/manga is the animation and openings.
The story takes a complete nose dive near the end of the manga and the anime will follow the same fate.

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 feature film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess. The series ended its initial run on March 30, 2013. A new series premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2014.

Every fight in this series goes like this: A clearly overpowered foe almost wins. Protagonist cites a friendship speech and boom they win. There's no stakes and sense of tension in the arcs. A lot of the side characters are underutilized even the strong members of Fairy tail unless you're Natsu, Erza, or Gray. And the story is as generic as it gets. And man don't get me started on the fanservice. Fairy tail doesn't know when to take itself seriously and when it does it's just gonna screw itself with awful writing and adding more plot holes. This series embodies all of the bad cliches shonen anime has. I don't mind that it's popular and that's probably because of the ladies and fanservice than the fights and story but I wish Hiro's other work Rave master which is a better series overall gets more attention.

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.

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.

Okay someone have gone to far with the SAO thing saying that it's better than Fairy Tail because it not. If you watch the Anime America review of SAO you will get what I am saying. Also the fan service I know the fan service is in the show but there a little in dragon ball franchise (actually a lot in dragon ball) and there other show but I watched Harem with more fan service then this. And last the Power of friendship. I know the power of friendship is boring but when you grow over the years you seem to forgot friendship along the way too. That's why they remind you and it kinda cool and easy that everyone can have this power.

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 character virtues such as teamwork, loyalty, and trustworthiness.

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.

I'm really not too big a fan of this anime. I think that a lot of the hype still going on about it has a lot more to do with nostalgia rather than the show actually being well put together. The fact is that there are much better and more well rounded shows out there than this one, and a lot of the praise for this show is pretty un-merited.

Now this anime does have it's strong sides, yet again it's major faults. The most obvious being that the fights are too dang long and there's too much dialogue! For an action series, you definitely expected more action instead of dreadfully long debates and threats. Definitely doesn't deserve the praise it gets today.

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.

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.

Of all anime. I hate this one the most. Super Powered Teenagers. What imbecile can up with that?! Normal superheroes would be fine. But this?! This just draws the line! I've seen clips of it and holy CENSORED are they annoying. I get Fred is annoying, but it's like if Fred and Alvin the Chipmunk had a baby and the dad went to get milk. Why the hell does the writer make the main character like this? At least I would have kicked some peoples butts. But all he does is just cry! Doesn't get a good grade on the test? Cries. Doesn't get accepted? Cries! Doesn't get a Fricken Cookie? CRIES! And don't even get me started on the fan base. I've seen some terrible fan bases, but this is worst. At least make him a awesome no power superhero like Batman. And they call their powers Quirks. And these names. Who would name them self as a hero name Lunchrush? All they do is just come up with a random and call a character that. Original names! And if anything I love is in this, like Striker Eureka, ...more

I don't like super hero shows and movies.
I see this trash anime posted around the internet all the time nowadays and it's really cringe to see.

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

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.

8 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.

Man I love One Piece but the anime is not that good of an adaptation to the manga. The pacing is very slow. Often an episode is dragged out to 20 minutes by filling it with tons of reaction shots like we get it what happened is crazy alright? And it's also not free from some bad cliches most shonen series have. But still as far as long stories go, Pokemon would kill to have a story as good as One Piece but that is as high as I can praise it.

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

One of the most overrated manga/ anime series of all time. The story/ pacing is getting so bad is hard for me to even read the latest ark. It's just boring with so many boring characters/ never ending back stories. Combat scene/ scenario are terrible too.

9 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 the prefecture Saitama) as he goes on to find someone who has power even remotely close to his, all while teaching his Disciple Genos how to go stronger, and ranking up in the Hero Association .

Good anime but Saitama fanboys still think goku would lose to Saitama in super goku could destroy multiverse Saitama could destroy a galaxy with his full power which means goku is stronger than Saitama.

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.

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.

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 whines 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.

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

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

I thought it would be a good anime due to all the hype it received, but upon watching it, I realized what an absolute train wreck it was. It had extremely bland, poorly written characters, lack of character development, bad pacing, and it suddenly solves the biggest problem of the entire series only 4 episodes after introducing it with a ridiculous amount of ease as if it was never a threat to begin with. I would go into detail with each of these, but that would take too long.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts. The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these gods of death. ...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.

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.

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.

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.

Shock value. That's all. Nothing really worth watching here.

18 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.

Kids on reddit spewing nonsenses such as this overrated garbage is almost "mAiNStrEaM", yet that's because too many idiots spamming cringy memes and references everywhere to make this trash look falsely more "popular" than it actually is.

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.

Literally nobody ever shuts the hell up about it on twitter once it's mentioned. This can be true for any part.

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 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), “Digimon Frontier” (2002), “Digimon Data Squad” (a.k.a. “Digimon Savers”) (2006), “Digimon Fusion” (a.k.a. “Digimon Xros Wars”) (2010) and “Digimon Adventure Tri” (2015). ...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.

This shouldn't be on the list. Really, it dropped out of creation for ever. If anything it's been underrated forever. Right now with people finally remembering it it is getting a fair rate somewhat, but still way overlooked by pokemon etc.

21 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 into four manga adaptations, an animated film, two anime series, two OVAs, comic anthologies, light novels and art books. The anime series and OVAs were licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks in 2009. The first season of the animated series received positive to mixed reviews, while the second season Clannad After Story received wide critical acclaim.

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...

22 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.

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

23 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2001 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 war does not exist.

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

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 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.

24 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.

In the blink of an eye, thirty thousand bewildered Japanese gamers are whisked from their everyday lives into the world of the popular MMORPG, Elder Tale, after the game's latest update—unable to log out. Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe, whose confusion and shock lasts only a moment as, a veteran of the game, he immediately sets out to explore the limits of his new reality. ...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!

Just because it isn't Sword Art Online doesn't mean it is better! Log Horizon is clearly bland in animation, character designs, and setting!

25 Yuri on Ice Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo.

The relationship between Yuri and Victor has no chemistry or development and I personally think it's there to get all the yaoi fans hyped. Honestly the show would've been better with Yuri Plisetsky and Otabek being the main Characters.

Fun Fact: The plan of the series wasn't going to be about Romance in the beginning, it was added at the last minute. Therefore, it sucks more than it should have.

I watched this once and I was no fan of it, I feel like it's only overhyped because it's another yaoi.

Overrated because of the yaoi maybe or whatever it's lot more credited than it deserves..

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