Top 10 Annoying Things About Anime

I love anime, but there are things that just really annoy me whether it's due to bad English dubs, unnecessary censorship, or another reason.

The Top Ten

1 Bad English Dubs

Some English dub anime's are tolerable and a lot of times some English dubs are really awful that it's better switching to the Japanese audio with English subtitles. - egnomac

I don't mind reading subtitles because I can read then fast enough to keep up with what's going on. A lot of English dubs, though, sound utterly ridiculous. - Mcgillacuddy

At least it's better than reading the damn english subtitles. *sigh* -_-

2 Woman with Ridiculously Large Boobs

It's annoying, and personally it makes me drop the enjoyment of an anime. I do not watch hentai pervy animes, so I do not watch anime to see stupid boobs everywhere. - Liinde

OH MY GOD. SO SO TRUE IN MOST ANIMES. Amine lovers, there is no use replying or disliking this comment because even you know this is true. - TheRedstoneWiz

There was a scene in one anime that I forgot the name of where a woman's boobs dodges a speeding bullet. I don't mind large breasts on some characters but there are limits to how much fanservice is really necessary. - Mcgillacuddy

I really don't mind this but there is a point where it really becomes over ridicules. - egnomac

3 Filler Episodes

Fillers can be annoying... even though some of them can be enjoyable, I would prefer going to the point instead of spending time on useless fillers. - Liinde

One anime.naruto shippuden

Probably the most recognizable one would be Naruto Shippuden - Mcgillacuddy

The only anime that did this right was Sailor Moon, because these episodes developed and fleshed out the characters, were funny, had some cool moments and such, and it was done in a way where the episodes wouldn't even feel like filler at all.

But they didn't do it right all the time, a reason the fourth season, SuperS, is hated is because it had way too much filler.

4 Fight Scenes Dragging On Too Long

I love the fight scenes in anime but some fight scenes really drag on too long, Dragon Ball Z is the best example of doing this one of those moments is when Goku fights Frieza and it takes up nearly an entire season and most of the episodes fight scenes consist of them fighting then stop to talk go back to fighting then the scene switches to a scene with other characters and also Yu-Gi-Oh does this with some duels being up to 3 or even six episodes of just one duel. - egnomac

This is one of my biggest pet peeves in anime. If you don't have a strong story to capitalize on your horsecrap fights, then I will completely trash your anime - Mcgillacuddy

5 Harems

They make the females pretty much just eye candy with no personality or hobbies, since their only interest is to please their perverted/indecisive love interest who just ends up with all of them in the end. At least in the reverse harems, the guys actually have personality and interests, which makes them more of a human being than some kind of broken record robot.

Now everyone thinks all anime is porn. Gee thanks.

6 Wimpy Male Characters
7 The Beach Episode

Oh its summer! Lets make those anime girls go to the beach so we can make them wear sexy bikinis and show off their boobs and asses! HELL NO!

A lot of anime's always seem to include a Beach episode a lot of times for no reason. - egnomac

At least my hero academia has done it correctly - BoyGenius234

Sounded like a side quest episode

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8 Creepy Female Stalkers

Especially when they get the guy in the end. basically, the thing is, if (a girl/you) harass(es) and force (herself/yourself) on (you/a boy) enough times, (you will have to throw away your life and give her what she wants/he will end giving you what you want). what a twisted message honestly. - Liinde

Reminds me of juvia

I'm looking at you Sakura from Naruto and Especially you Serena from Pokémon XY. - egnomac

9 Explaining Battle Moves

Honestly the villain could explain it in his head, or one of the protags knows it and explains it to his ally. - Liinde

Whenever the bad guy explains their battle moves/plans they always lose

10 Repetitive Openings

I binge shows only and it's the most annoying thing. Sure I'll watch it a couple times or if they have a new one, but most streaming options doesn't have the "skip intro" like Netflix. Even then you miss part of the story cause they put the Intro 5 min in.

The Contenders

11 Really Long Titles

This is the title to an actual anime that I watched:

Japanese: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
English: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World Aren't They?

The anime is decent but that title is just unnecessarily long. They could've just named it Problem Children. - Mcgillacuddy

12 Inappropriate Wide-Angle Scenes
13 Hentai
14 Perverts

I'm looking at you Alladin from magi

15 Male Character Being Violently Attacked by Female Characters for No Reason

This is so annoying and one of my biggest gripes with anime honestly. - Liinde

Yep, it’s normal and ‘funny’ for a girl to hit a guy, but when a guy does it back, it’s ‘abuse’ and ‘sexism’

16 Sexual Innuendo
17 How They Eat Slowly

How is this not true, clearly the anime girl eating sounds is way more annoying, they want their way of eating to be cute when its just really bad

This really doesn’t matter and also isn’t true

18 Every Main Character is an Idiot
19 Bathhouse Scenes
20 Silicon Breasts

Those are fake! They look like they got implants and plastic surgery to their outside skin!

21 4kids
22 Annoying Voice Acting
23 Unnecessary Story Arc

:J weird

24 Cat Fights
25 Hot Spring Episode
26 Bath Episode
27 Overly Violent Tsundere Girls

Can't that guy smack that bitch back for once? Tsunderes are like parents who abuse you because they love you. I'm not being sexist, I would love it if a girl does the same to an overly violent male tsundere, and I am a girl myself. But I have seen so many annoying tsunderes like this, and I want to see a guy do it to a girl.

28 Crappy Monster vs Monster Battles
29 Terrible Frame Rate
30 Soap Opera Disease (TV Tropes)

The writers made a fake illness that is unrealistic, unbelievable, confusing and makes no sense for the sake of drama like Clannad and Your Lie in April. I know most people don't care as long it makes them cry but for some reason it bothers me. If you do not care then good for you.

The writers made a fake illness that is unrealistic, confusing and makes no sense for the sake of drama like Clannad and Your Lie in April. I know for most people it does not matter but for some reason it bothers me. If you do not care then good for you.

The writers made a fake illness that is unbelievable, confusing and makes no sense for the sake of drama like Clannad and Your Lie in April. I know most people don't care as long they cry (which is good for you) but for some reason it irritates me.

The writers made a fake illness that is confusing, unrealistic and makes no sense for the sake of drama like Clannad and Your Lie in April.

31 Fan Service

My friends literally talked about anime (along with K-POP) all the time and kept asking me to watch it. I had already watch 2 of them, Initial D and Wagan Midnight. The biggest thing I didn't like about anime in general is people acting out behavior similar to anime characters which I may find myself completely isolated and shoved away by them.

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Top Remixes

1. Bad English Dubs
2. Harems
3. Fight Scenes Dragging On Too Long
1. Bad English Dubs
2. Woman with Ridiculously Large Boobs
3. The Beach Episode
1. Inappropriate Wide-Angle Scenes
2. Filler Episodes
3. Fight Scenes Dragging On Too Long


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