Top 10 Most Controversial Anime/Manga of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Pokemon 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.

There was a episode from the anime called Cyber Soldier Porygon where Pikachu uses "Thunderbolt" on a cyber missile, causing the screen to flash red and blue rapidly and it caused seizures in 685 viewers

Controversial for all the wrong reasons. Thanks, PETA and religious nuts. Oh, and rabid shippers. - Zach808

It has "animal abuse" is what I heard - Adventurur2

2 Akira
3 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

Jeez I wonder why

Very very controversial due to obvious reasons - PerfectImpulseX

4 PaniPoni Dash!
5 Kodomo No Jikan
6 Dance in the Vampire Bund Dance in the Vampire Bund

Why is this on the list twice? - PerfectImpulseX

7 Excel Saga
8 Violence Jack Violence Jack

I thought that was samuri jack - Adventurur2

9 Bubblegum Crisis
10 X/1999

The Newcomers

? Goblin Slayer Goblin Slayer
? The Rising of the Shield Hero The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Contenders

11 Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki

Very controversial... - RoseRedFlower

12 Puni Puni Poemi

Banned in New Zealand due to underage sex and excessive violence (I think) - PerfectImpulseX

13 Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God
14 Keijo!!!!!!!! Keijo!!!!!!!!

Okay if your cool with fanservice.

15 Legend of the Overfiend
16 Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon

Controversial due to the rape scene in episode 1 - PerfectImpulseX

17 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Controversial due to a sex scene in the episode Burning Clouds of Sand - PerfectImpulseX

18 Elfen Lied 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.
19 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.

Banned in China due to claims that it's a metaphor for how rebels might fight their communist government - PerfectImpulseX

But Not banned in japan - Adventurur2

20 No Game No Life No Game No Life No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Blank." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and more.

Banned in China for being against communism - Kuro

21 Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Wiki is a collaborative website about the series 'Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story' (るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚, Rurōni Kenshin Meiji Kenkaku Rōmantan), also known as 'Rurouni Kenshin' and 'Samurai X'. more.
22 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.
23 Betterman Betterman
24 Hetalia: Axis Powers Hetalia: Axis Powers
25 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai
26 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.

Controversial due to the skimpy outfits - PerfectImpulseX

27 School Days School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. more.
28 Angel Cop
29 Genocyber
30 Ichi the Killer
31 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
32 Mobile Suit Gundam: Reconguista in G Mobile Suit Gundam: Reconguista in G
33 Devilman Devilman
34 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Especially the 1993 OVA due to the scene where Dio reads a certain holy book... - PerfectImpulseX

35 Boku No Pico Boku No Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.
36 Sailor Moon 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. more.
37 Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent is a Japanese anime television series created by director Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Lil' Slugger.
38 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.
39 Blood C
40 Blood +
41 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".
42 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.

I saw this one coming for a few reasons.
1). Asuna was kidnapped/raped/who knows what else
2). Almost every girl in this show has a bra and panty shot
3). Asuna and Kirito got married... in a game.

43 Nadesico the Motion Picture: Prince of Darkness
44 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
45 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is a Japanese anime television series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, with screenplay written by Masaki Tsuzuki, and produced by Seven Arcs.
46 Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal, known in Japan as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is a 2014 original net animation adaptation of the shōjo manga series Sailor Moon written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi and produced in commemoration of the original series' 20th anniversary.
47 Cardfight Vanguard Cardfight Vanguard
48 Puella Magi Madoka Magica 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. It also has 3 movies, more.
49 Recovery of an MMO Junkie
50 Parasyte: The Maxim Parasyte: The Maxim The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia. Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations. The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015. more.
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