Top Ten Most Boring Anime

The type of anime that makes you yawn before first episode finish. Or stop in halfway of watching.

The Top Ten

1 Pokemon

The story is always the same, in every season. The characters are unrealistic and they don't have character developments. Also you can skip 90% of each season and you still know what it is about.

An anime has gone on way too long but will probably never end. Same story, just with different pokemon and the occasional character swap. He's been the same, never aging 10 year old for years!

Pokemon is too repetitive with its seasons. Is Ash always going to lose the Pokemon League every single region he goes to? Guess I can blame the writers then.

Yes, keep this at #1. Play the games instead, their 10000000000000000x better. - PageEmperor

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2 Lucky Star Lucky Star Lucky star is an anime that first aired (april 8th, 2007 to September 16th, 2007) in Japan. The anime follows the daily lives of Konata Izumi, Kagami and Tsukasa hiiragi, and Miyuki Takura. The show is best known for the cute "moe" characters. The target audience is shouen.

The show just felt like a waste of time to me. When I watch a story in general I expect to have a plot or at the very least an anime with an interesting set of characters and a lot of comedy. This "anime" gives me neither. The whole plot of the "anime" is that a bunch of girls talks about random things and talks about them. But the characters are not interesting nor is the concept of the plot, if I can even call it a plot! And the "anime" doesn't take advantage of the simple plot to have character development nor effort in animation. It is such a lazy anime.

My brother loves this for some reason but then he likes anime with cutesy little girls, squeaky voices and pants. I tried to watch it, stuck it out for 5 episodes even but in the end I wanted to eat my own face because it was so boring. Give my Pokemon any day over this.

Okay, where do I start with this show? The OP song Is catchy, I love the graphic styles and the characters were adoreable. But everything else Is just, Wrong! It lacks plot, they discuss about how to eat various foods and their interests. They didn't even made It interesting. And K On, I used to like It. But I hate I for being a boring as hell - MLPFan

I really tried my best to watch it, I REALLY DID.
But after two episodes, I dropped it.
And no, I didn't drop it because of the lack of plot.
Besides, there are even plotless anime that I (kind of) like.
No, I dropped it just because it was boring.
The anime barely has a soundtrack, and there were moments in episodes where you heard nothing except talking about stuff like chocolate cornets.
I did laugh a few times, but that was very forced and not out of emotion.
This means that I didn't find it funny, actually.
Oh, and the 'moe' characters didn't have any influence on my viewing. - Kiyomi

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3 Log Horizon Log Horizon

Not only is Log Horizon boring, but Log Horizon 2 is also boring as well. When people compare Sword Art Online to Log Horizon, also try to compare their sequels. Sword Art Online II has a great cyberpunk-mystery arc set in a VRMMORPG based on guns (that's right, guns, not just swords) where a new villain called Death Gun is out to kill players in-game to kill them in the real world and a new heroine is struggling with her dark past and immersing herself in the game to overcome her fear, a 4-episode Calibur arc to provide some relief from all the suspense from Phantom Bullet, and a tear-jerking Mother's Rosario arc that will bring just as much tears and feels at about the level of Clannad's sadness. If people still want to say Log Horizon is better than Sword Art Online, better think again, heartless people. Sword Art Online touches on all genres that ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD can enjoy, and it actually executes them more good than people think. Whereas Log Horizon essentially seems ...more

I'm sorry, and Imma let you finish, but Log Horizon is just straight down boring. How do people say this is even better than Sword Art Online. What a disappointing anime series considering Log Horizon is not even considered a rip-off, yet it just cannot bring in everyone around the world like Sword Art Online can. It seems only hardcore gamers (no offense) and Sword Art Online haters can love this show and just defend it more to death than Sword Art Online fans do, because they fail to see that even Log Horizon has its flaws as well.

Sword Art Online haters and Log Horizon lovers can defend Log Horizon all they want, but you wanna know why this anime series is vastly underrated? Because it's boring! When an anime is boring on the first episode, no one is going to want to continue to watch it unless they are one of those people who want to give it a chance. And Log Horizon is one of those anime series. Not to mention Shiroe's outfit is bland and generic. Even Kirito's Midnight Coat is more badass-looking than a simple mage outfit.

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4 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight

I absolutely agree about the Anime it play the vampire angle nicely, and suckering everybody watching it for two seasons and it didn't even resolve the main storyline if you can follow it that is.

It takes two seasons to finish one conversation.

Better than Twilight, but still boring as hell.

One of the most boring anime ever

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5 Free! Free! Free! is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do.

I tried watching this anime because it seemed so popular and it seemed like everyone on the internet thought it was one of the best anime ever. It was a real treat when something interesting happened, even though that only happened like once in the ten episodes I sat through. I kept watching in hopes it would become more complex or interesting, but once it got to the point where I watched boys clean a pool for ten minutes, I had to stop./

It's so boring.

All it is, is pretty boys that all look alike, splashing in water. Then some random crying scenes and "you can do its! " In every tournament.

When I first saw this I was like what the F is this trash

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6 .hack//Sign

Very little way in the way of plot, almost no action, and stilted voice acting (at least in the English dub). You can watch five or six episodes between anything actually happening. - idisjunction

Only people who actually played the games would enjoy this.

I quit. I normally will watch it all, even if it's boring. But this... It sucks.

This series works actually the same way as Quentin Tarantion movies. At least in one way, which is that you have to pay attention to what the characters say at certain times.

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7 Fairy Tail 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 more.

All the Fairy Tail fans be like "Fairy Tail is love, Fairy Tail is life." What an even worse fan base than Sword Art Online. At least Sword Art Online actually has more epic action sequences and a less cliche character than Natsu. People say Kirito is bland when he actually is a kind, helpful, caring person who wants to protect those he love. Natsu is just another typical shonen hero who just uses fire. Not to mention that Lucy is plain useless while Asuna was at least badass for 14 episodes in the Aincrad arc (albeit temporarily turned into a damsel in distress for the second half of the series) and was able to create an endearing friendship with a girl with a terrible secret in the Mother's Rosario arc of the second season. Other than that, all the other characters are ridiculous and have a ridiculous plot (with only a few feels I can detect in the series at all).

Very dull characters and boring plot.

This series makes Sword Art Online more fun to watch. The only plot I see in Fairy Tail is the fanservice. By the way, Fairy Tail does have ridiculous characters and has a ridiculous plot, with only a few strong females being an exception. It may not be the worst anime series, but it's not the best either.

It's too slow-paced and they never get anywhere by always doing that nakama crap in almost every episode.

8 Amnesia Amnesia Amnesia is a Japanese visual novel series by Idea Factory. It was first released on August 18, 2011 for PlayStation Portable, and then a fan disc in Japan, Amnesia Later, was released on March 15, 2012. Another sequel titled Amnesia Crowd was released on April 18, 2013. They were later combined for more.

This anime had beautiful graphics, but the plot was so dull and booring. I couldn't even finish the anime.

What was this anime like I forget

9 Kissxsis

For a show that contains something as controversial and shocking as incest, the show is very tame, uninteresting, and the plot goes absolutely nowhere in the end. All the characters are boring with no development; the twin sisters both compete for the brother's attention, the brother is a hypocrite since he claims he's not into the whole incest thing but he does it anyway, a girl who's entire character is all just about peeing herself on accident, and every other minor character in the anime just brushes incest as not a big deal with the exception of the otaku school teacher. If a show makes you want to root for the antagonist more than you do for the protagonists, then something is awfully wrong.

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11 Sword Art Online 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". more.

Although this is polarizing in the anime community and it has its flaws, it is not really a boring anime series. At least there are epic action sequences, an awesome soundtrack and opening and ending songs, great animation, and an intriguing mix of genres filled with suspense across each season instead of just one. Besides, Log Horizon deserves to be called more boring due to its more predictable plot and substandard animation. Not to mention the comedy tries to exceed Sword Art Online's comedy, only to come off as cheap facial expressions that Hayao Miyazaki would dismiss as boring, because he hates cheap facial expressions. Not to mention an even bigger harem of girls and perhaps more bad fanservice than Sword Art Online.

Animation is good, fight scenes are cool just for a story its extremely lacking and left me with impression of lazy writing. Very fan service driven and I don't mean the pantsu kind. I mean the bowing to its fans. Kirito is completely unrelatable character with a set of random skill sets. From one moment he is a loner kid who can't make friends to a guy with 4 girls around him, who apparently is a high grade hacker who can bend the laws of the game to his will and is pro kendo master. Not saying its horrible...its just stupidly OP and gives no reason for it. I found it boring for those reasons. Like I said earlier, the action is good, just the story is boring and focus is seems lazy. Sword Art Online - A Quintin Tarantino understudy production.

How are Pokemon and Naruto below Sword Art Online? They are more slow-paced than Sword Art Online! And Sword Art Online manages to keep itself from getting too boring by fast-pacing itself. After all, it would be more boring if they did it by one floor for each episode rather than time skips. However, Sword Art Online is not boring at all to say the least.

I hate this piece of trash

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12 K-On

Another Slice of Life Music Anime like With Lucky Star this has no plot but I found both to be quite enjoyable

Behold, the second and still as annoying version of Lucky Star - MLPFan

13 Naruto 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 more.

If it stopped having filler episodes, it wouldn't be boring.

It needs non fillers, fun and fast pace and more comedy

It needs non fillers, fun and fast pace and more comedy

Boring too many episode

14 Hiroo No Kakera

The usual cliche plot. I can guess what happen before the show ends. About a girl who has the power to save human and some good looking guy become her guard then battle begins with another group... - Zexsoul

15 Oreimo

I tried to watch it due to its notoriety, but dropped it because I couldn't stay awake

16 Daily Lives of High School Boys

What the hell! It doesn't have a plot but I don't care. This anime is really funny!

Really, it is most ridiculous anime that I have ever watch. Every episode has more nonsense than a five year old babbling! - Zexsoul

17 Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell

There's way too many filler episodes. While some of the episodes are interesting, I honestly could fall asleep to half of the episodes.

Matrix was a rip off and Serial Experiment Lain beats both

People say Ghost in the Shell is for adults. Ghost in the Shell turns out to be boring. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

18 Roll No. 21

Stupid! Stupid! And the worst you could find!

What. From when did this become an anime?

You find this an anime?

19 One Piece 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 749 episodes to date.

How is this number 39. Fairy Tail isn't always "boring." Gurren Lagann isn't boring at all. With Naruto, if you skip the filler, it's fine. Hell, SAO isn't boring; just bad. One Piece isn't just a bad anime, it's never going to end. When the universe implodes, all that will remain is the author writing more chapters of One Piece. If you like 800+ episodes of world building, this is the anime for you.

Sword Art Online isn't a bad show! It's actually my favorite anime, to be honest! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

How dare you put one piece on here

I love one piece so much it is the best of all

It’s ugly like real hell

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20 God Eater God Eater God Eater is an anime adaptation of the God Eater video game series. It is animated by Ufotable and began airing on July 12, 2015 after a one-week delay.

Am I the only one who did not get bored of this, cause this anime seems very underrated. Getting undeserved hate for no reason. It has great fights that keep me invested into the anime. - SelfDestruct

One word to describe Lenka: VIRGIN!

It's just futuristic cyberpunk Attack on Titan mixed with Fate/zero. Ufotable should just stick to making Fate/zero and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works.

Ufotable should just stick to making the Fate/stay franchise...

21 One Punch Man 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 more.

IT's a parody

Am the only person WHO HATES this anime.
I think it's nothing but a generic boring anime about a bald Mary Sue

You’re a bald Mary Sue, Mr. “it’s nothing but a generic boring anime”. I’m triggered!

22 Monster

This anime is actually VERY VERY good. It's 74 episodes long and every episode (Except probably 2 fillers) is related to the story. They might seem like side stories but they add up really well. Those who thought it was boring probably felt that the side stories were unnecessary. But honestly this is one f the best psychological anime/manga I've seen/read.

It may be slow-moving at first, but the anime is really close to the manga. The manga never stopped tricking me. I love it very, very much. It's a series ya gotta have patience with. But every character matters and if you love plots like that, then you'll love monster.

Completely overrated. All I heard was praise for this Anime. I was searching for an EXCITING Anime about a serial killer, and this is what was recommended to me. 74 episodes long, 70 episodes of complete boredom, with a strong finish.. I would never recommend this show to anyone

Slow and completely boring.. I honestly can't believe this show has such a huge following. I stuck all the way through because I was told that the ending was worth it, It most definitely wasn't.

23 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.

I just voted this to say HOW THE HELL COULD THIS BORE SOMEONE? It doesn't even seem possible, because it's so insane. Confusing, yes. Boring, I don't think so. - Elric-san

24 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

I couldn't get into this anime. I'm probably the only person who thinks it's boring

25 Sakura Trick

Kissing without plot, no emotions in it...

You don't understand the meaning in this anime! THE CHARACTERS HAVE DEEP EMOTIONS! The kissing ADDS to the emotions! I don't know what you define as boring but you need some help with that

Kissing without plot no emotions in it...WHAT HUH?!?!?! I'm sorry I can't hear your idiocy because SAKURA TRICK is on my telly! ¡ so now what! I am in loo ove with yuu I have a crush on her and I'm a straight girl so ya it's sooo funny cute and awesome so take your trash to yuus butthole you stupid idiots!

26 Ouran Highschool Host Club

I don't know why they say it's so good, it's boring!

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27 Lamune
28 Attack on Titan 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, more.

It's a great show, but it should really tone down on the dialogue and focus more on the action unless the dialogue actually progresses the story or develops characters. Maybe the second season will have more suspense, action, and most importantly, less boring chit chat.

Nothing but a crappy drama with terrible characters, no plot, no development, and severe pacing issues. If anyone tells you that this is a solid anime, never trust their opinion ever again.

It has more boring dialogue than Sword Art Online. Attack on Titan relied too much on dialogue and filler episodes!

What would happen if it has no fillers?

29 Initial D

Tofu Shop delivery boy turns pro street racer. Terrible CGI cars. Art is boring. Blegh

30 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

This was really boring - EliHbk

Ugly character designs, terrible pacing, dull art style, unlikeable casts, terrible animation, and boring plot. Nothing to expect good here.

Of course it's not popular unlike Valvrave, Cross Ange and Aldnoah.Zero. - Nogamenowaifu

31 Hyoka

Most boring anime ever

32 Kekkaishi

Its not true

33 Sket Dance
34 Beyblade
35 Mobile Suit Gundam

Watch Gurren Lagann or Evangelion instead of this.

Not boring (most of the time) - PerfectImpulseX

36 Squid Girl Squid Girl Ika Musume is the main character from 'Shinryaku! Ika Musume' an anime about a Squid Girl that wants to punish humanity for polluting the oceans, but ends up breaking a wall and is forced to work at a restaurant to pay off the damages.

Idiots its not boring in the slightest try watching it past the theme song kay?

It's not a very good anime in my opinion but it's far beyond boeing

It's not boring at all, it's very enjoyable.
It's not the best anime but it's not the worst.

37 Spice and Wolf Spice and Wolf Spice and Wolf is a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Jū Ayakura.

Am I the only one who thinks that?

Pretty boring. Pretty boring.

38 Bleach Bleach

May have epic fight scenes, but has boring filler episodes. Also, let's not forget "Kurosaki-kun! Save me! " because of that annoying girl Orihime Inoue.

What would happen if there's no fillers in this?

39 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

I thought it was impossible to get into

40 Death Parade Death Parade Death Parade is a 2015 Japanese anime television series created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa and produced by Madhouse.

Whoever put this should rot in the void

What is about and what is the plot?

Honestly, this anime was one hell of a ride! I loved it so much :oo only bad thing, a few episodes could be skipped, but youd miss out on new characters? so its like a win/lose situation yano :) the last two episodes were heartbreaking! I DO recommend this anime, for sure.

41 Aldnoah.Zero Aldnoah.Zero Aldnoah.Zero, stylized as ΛLDNOΛH.ZERO, is a mecha anime television and print series created by Olympus Knights and A-1 Pictures. V 1 Comment
42 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z
43 Bartender
44 Pillow Boys

This anime isn't bad it's actually good. I think the reason why this anime is getting a bad rep, is because it's a anime fan service to females, a lot of straight males straight up hate it, and some of the females are a little ashamed of liking it, or it's not their cup of tea. Some of the people who don't like this anime really want to make it look bad as possible.

It's ironic that if this anime was fan service to guys and the characters were females, it would be a WHOLE LOT CRINGEY and people, even the females would be fine with it. ( Cause have you seen fan service anime for men? ) the female characters would have robot personalities. Anyway, if you don't like this anime, then simply don't watch it, instead of trying to act pathetic by saying it's bad, or weird people watch it. The only thing that I didn't like about this anime, is that they had a kid on there, I think the characters should be at least 19 and up years old.

45 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.
46 Bokura Ga Ita
47 Bakemonogatari Bakemonogatari

I think everyone who voted for this must be either high or twelve. Monogatari is one of the most complex and well-written shows out there, calling it boring because it's not a generic shounen is kind of moronic. - FullMetalTimelord

48 Shakugan no Shana
49 Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain is an avant-garde anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998. The series is influenced by more.
50 Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video more.
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