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.

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.

Very very controversial due to obvious reasons - PerfectImpulseX

4 X/1999
5 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

6 PaniPoni Dash!
7 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied
8 Violence Jack Violence Jack

I thought that was samuri jack - Adventurur2

9 Bubblegum Crisis
10 Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki

Very controversial... - RoseRedFlower

The Contenders

11 Puni Puni Poemi

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

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

Okay if your cool with fanservice.

14 Excel Saga
15 Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon

Controversial due to the rape scene in episode 1 - PerfectImpulseX

16 Ichi the Killer
17 Kodomo No Jikan
18 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

19 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

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

20 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.
21 Betterman Betterman
22 Hetalia: Axis Powers
23 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai
24 School Days School Days
25 Legend of the Overfiend
26 Angel Cop
27 Genocyber
28 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.
29 Mobile Suit Gundam: Reconguista in G Mobile Suit Gundam: Reconguista in G
30 Devilman Devilman
31 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

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

32 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.
33 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon
34 Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent
35 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.
36 Blood C
37 Blood +
38 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".
39 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.
40 Nadesico the Motion Picture: Prince of Darkness
41 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
42 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
43 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.
44 Dance in the Vampire Bund Dance in the Vampire Bund
45 Dance in the Vampire Bund Dance in the Vampire Bund
46 No Game No Life No Game No Life
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