Top 10 Most Overrated Anime
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.
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!
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.
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 how his Pokemon are dear friends to him yet at the end of a new season, he just dumps them at Oak's lab to be replaced by new ones and the cycle continues. I can confidently say this deserves to be no. 1 on the most overrated anime list and for the right reasons.
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.
Every fight in this series follows the same pattern: an overwhelmingly powerful enemy almost wins, but then the protagonist delivers a friendship speech and miraculously triumphs. There's a lack of stakes and tension in the story arcs. Many side characters, including strong Fairy Tail members, are underutilized, unless they're Natsu, Erza, or Gray. The storyline is incredibly generic. Let's not even get started on the excessive fanservice. Fairy Tail fails to strike the right balance between seriousness and humor, resulting in poor writing and numerous plot holes. This series embodies all the negative cliches of shonen anime. I don't mind its popularity, perhaps due to the appeal of the female characters and fanservice, but I wish Hiro's other work, Rave Master, which is superior overall, received 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.
Most delusional fanbase on earth, who think because they invested weeks of their life into it, it must be the best show. They don't want to admit that it was a waste so will defend it despite its awful pacing, lack of character development and formulaic arcs.
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 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.
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, Gipsy Danger, Godzilla. anything I love is in this, these anime will suffer even more then the demons that meet the Doomslayer.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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 Machina ending pops out of nowhere.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Beyblade instead. I haven't seen Arc V, but those performapals or whatever they are called keep me from giving it a chance even if people say the plot is surprisingly good.
Oh, and even if you like the Duel Monsters seasons, please stay away from Capsule Monsters. It's as bad as it sounds.
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.
I wish they didn't split dragon ball with the time skip, I don't like the Z they put in the title
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.
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!
If this was an anime, this would make the list.
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Tossing aside the many awkward character moments that seem to be a staple of this anime, the show as a whole suffers from over-hype. Everyone praises this as the definitive amine for slice of life and romance. After watching the show in its entirety, on the idea that it would get better in he next episode or disc, I reached the end and was left with hardly any likeable characters, moments the left me wondering what a rational person would do in that situation, and just a bored sense of wasted time. I felt nothing watching this! And whenever a situation or character moment came along that I could somewhat identify with, they throw in aspects of the supernatural or another sadistic character that gets their kicks from assaulting those around them. Angel Beats did in three episodes, what this anime couldn't do for an entire series.
Sorry but this anime IS vastly overrated. It's no different from other slice of life animes. The only major aspect is the supernatural, which is hardly there and when it is, it's incredibly forced and contrived. There were so many things in this anime that fell flat. First off, the ending. It was a huge cop-out. HUGE. Tricking the viewer into emotional manipulation when it all turned out to be just another illusion? Secondly, the Illusionary World with the girl and the robot. It made no.s ense . at.all . What was the point? All it ever did was foreshadow the stupid deus ex machina that was shoved in at the end. Destroying everything that was valuable to Tomoya and what lessons did he learn from it? Because it had all been erased, nothing! Absolutely nothing. The characters are either one-dimensional or were unfairly pushed aside, just so it could focus on Nagisa's mystery illness, which just got really annoying and really boring and was a complete chore to watch. Nagisa never even changed. Not one bit. That's another entire season wasted for character development. Instead half the season was just fillers and most of them weren't even explained, just left with massive plotholes leaving a really frustrating vibe. I cannot understand how anyone could like this anime, let alone have it as a favourite. It is so badly put together, it is so contrived, the melodrama is just unnecessary and most of the cast are useless and even though I realize slice of life shows aren't exactly thrilling, at least they have a relatable cast of characters and a well thought out collaboration in storytelling. Clannad failed within all these aspects. The only reason it's rated high is because "it made people cry". If it didn't have that "emotional impact" I'm almost certain this would have been panned by everyone.