Most Disappointing Anime of All TimeThese are the anime that had promising ideas but executed them poorly, giving out worse results than expected.
The Top Ten
The show talks about how there are 100 floors, yet less than half are actually shown, maybe even less than 20%. Also, the reason this happens is because they skip by a few years, I guess as an excuse as to why Kirito is able to survive several sword slashes by over 4 players. Also whenever someone kills him he takes forever to disappear and then takes down the guy that killed him, and THEN he disappears. Also, EVERYONE is this show relies on him. It feels like the point of this is to spend over 15 episodes bragging about how "awesome" their show's protagonist is. - Qryx
I thought this would be a great anime. Kids get trapped inside a video game? Hell yeah! Unfortunately, it got ruined with the rushed relationship between Kirito and Asuna. That's not the right way to make a good anime couple!
Sword Art Online is an anime that has incredible potential as a long-running action series, yet it completely went downhill after Episode 2. Without spoilers, imagine Lord of The Rings, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or your favourite fantasy/adventure story. Okay, now take out all the action and adventure. Next, the main character becomes so powerful to the point where they aren't even scratched when two dozen guys jump them all at once, and they have the mind of an eight year old boy. Finally, every possible "their" type character falls for the main character because of one simple acts of kindness that they do for them. Yep...
I admit it's a good anime but I'm just so disappointed. It could have been so much more! I think this show had the potential to be like the best anime ever but they ruined it with too much romance and not even clearing all the floors. Seriously Kirito never even finished the game and they decide to end it and switch it to some lame fairy game? This anime disappointed me greatly they took an amazing idea that had potential to be the greatest anime ever and ruined it. Such a shame..
The visuals are great, the world is interesting, & the premise is a good idea. Sadly, they spend about 95% of this anime just standing around & talking, so we never get to see what drew us into this series in the first place. And the conversation is always either ridiculously boring or unbearably awkward. At least the opening was awesome, but there really isn't much to consistently enjoy.
I honestly couldn't even get past episode 1 with all of the incest vibes.
The only reason Sword Art Online has more comments than this show is because few people have seen it. Seriously, this show is lower than Sword Art Online. If you thought Sword Art Online was disappointing, wait till you see this. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Although not as bad as Boku no Pico or School Days, The Irregular At Magic High School is the second worst anime I have seen next to to that stupid Soul Eater Not! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Imagine how many episodes it would have had if it followed the manga all the way through. Probably around 100 episodes. It could have been that long. Sadly, they crammed the anime into just 24 episodes. That part is a shame. - SelfDestruct
Overall, I thought this was an amazing anime. The final episode was a little bit underwhelming though.
The writers must have been stupid if they skipped the Wild Hunt arc.
Not as disappointing as The Irregular At Magic High School, but the anime disappointed me more than Sword Art Online. Which is saying something. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Honestly I loved Naruto so I was excited to watch the sequel to it. But like the fillers oml were SO excruciating like the ship I can never get over the ship ahh and all in all there are probably like only 300 relevant episodes or something yikes. I skipped all the fillers and honestly like someone else mentioned it really was going downhill by the time the war began. But overall it wasn't the most disappointing in my opinion
The characters never properly develop, the show resolves issues between the most powerful characters and villains by randomly introducing new characters that are more powerful instead of properly developing the characters they already have, and OH GOD THE FILLERS MAKE IT STOP!
When the war arc started, it was really going downhill. - RoseRedFlower
The "Mighty No. 9" of anime
a huge disappointment and a colossal disgrace to the Lyrical Nanoha franchise and its fans - PerfectImpulseX
Why is berserk here? It's great - Hoxton
With poor camera angles, removed and changed story arcs and animation with the same quality of a Sega Saturn 1995 videogame, the 2016 and 2017 anime adaptations of Berserk are painfull to watch for those who read the manga.
Everything was fine... Until the ending... and then the 2016 sequel came in... and tore everything apart. - SelfDestruct
While I did like God Eater, I do think that it kind of deserves to be in this list, considering some pacing issues of the animation. Still, it's far from the worst, but this is a disappointing anime list, so I somewhat agree with this being in the list, despite the fact that it is a great anime in my opinion. - SelfDestruct
Not the worst, but although I am still invested in watching the last episodes of the anime, I can't call this better than One Punch Man. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I could have watched other good anime during the time I watched God Eater! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
People tend to expect too much from sequels of great series, and that's the reason why DBGT and DBS are being horribly bashed, as they didn't live up to their predecessor's greatness, which is DB and DBZ. I think the main problem with Dragon Ball Super is that the characters are too OOC, the animation is pretty bad and last but not least, too many Super Saiyan transformations. It was originally supposed to be a legendary transformation, but they are turning it into a joke. DBGT and DBS, in my opinion, are not that bad as stand-alone series, but they ARE disappointing as they are expected to be as great as DBZ once was, which is very difficult, as very few anime series can be as great as it was. That's what would happen with sequels of legends - people would expect too much from them and then be disappointed when it's not as good as they had expected it to be. - Goku02
Terrible continuation of a once-great series.
Episode 5. Enough said. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
It's just my personal opinion but GT is better. - PerfectImpulseX
How is gurren lagann disappointing? This is my favourite anime ever!
This is like, my number one anime. How is it disappointing? The battles are amazing and awesome.
I had very high expectations for this considering nearly everyone thought of this as a masterpiece. So I watched it but the cheesy messages about "believing in yourself" and "never giving up" were shouted out so loud it literally annoyed the hell out of me. - SelfDestruct
This is one of the most inspirational anime series I have ever seen! It's not disappointing! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I watched it expecting it to be one of the best Gundam series of all time but it turned out to a big mean-spirited, pretentious mess of a mecha anime. Also, the less talked about the ending the better. - PerfectImpulseX
It's a Pokemon anime, what did you expect?
While some episodes were really good, there is way too much filler. I honestly could substitute this show for sleeping pills.
I hate the god-awful cliffhanger at the end! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This anime sucks.
Disappointing? This anime was bad to begin with! - SelfDestruct
Bam. A promising anime that felt like a bore. - SelfDestruct
This spin-off is a huge stain on the Soul Eater franchise! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This should take the place of Sword Art Online. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
It's not a worst anime list. So Soul Eater Not shouldn't even be here considering we knew it would suck from the beginning. - SelfDestruct
At least the guys look cute - MLPFan
This looks like B-Project: Kodou Ambitious. Was this made by the same studio? - PerfectImpulseX
Animations and soundtrack are amazing, and the first couple episodes are quite well made. However, even though the anime is praised by the themes and it's story, the characters and the plot are subpar at best, and comically ridiculous at worse (yuko, ep. 10 ).
The anime has meaningfully constructed moments, but they are strung together in ways that undermine or even contradicts what the scenes are supposedly showing (almost all human characters deaths follow this pattern).
Furthermore, it's interesting themes are barely tackled on, giving place to mindless fight that, while good looking, end up composing episodes you would expect from something like mirai nikki, *NOT* from something supposedly acclaimed by it's deep themes.
There's a single great character in the show (whose identity itself is quite a spoiler), but it's quite underutilized, and the character arc's development gets progressively
weaker, with the exception of the end.
All in all, it's a ...more
Whoa, really?! Parasyte is one of my favorite horror anime series of all time! Parasyte is already a masterpiece. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The story definitely had potential, but by the end of the series everything became weird, confusing, ambiguous and unnecessary.
I will admit it was still good but it had the potential to be a huge masterpiece! At least it wasn't bad. - SelfDestruct
Why is this on the list? Avatar: The Last Airbender is so much better than Naruto or Naruto Shippuden, or possibly even One Piece and Bleach!
It had great characters with development, epic setting, awesome fighting scenes, honest and yet emotional moments... and no fillers!
Even though each trouble is done through one or two episodes, this sends the moral message perfectly.
They should rather call it "The Stereotype War". Ayato is even worse than Kirito and just a Frankenstein monster of all overpowered stereotypical Shonen-protagonists. Julis is just a clichéd tsundere and everything is just incredibly boring
I like the opening of this anime, but I hate this anime
Again. It bored me. - SelfDestruct
There is an anime with this name... But it's not a good one. - SelfDestruct
It's this one lol
While I did like Soul Eater, the thing that really pissed me off was its god-awful ending. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Soul eater is awesome except for the ending that sucked
Ok your ASYMMETRICAL TRASH THAT SHOULD NOT LIVE sorry it's my FAVORITE anime
Tokyo Ghoul is not disappointing unless you're talking about the 2nd season. - Tia-Harribel
Season one was a masterpiece. Season two on the other hand... - Not_A_Weeaboo
If Parasyte can be on this list, then Tokyo Ghoul can be on this list as well. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Good but just missed the expectations. It would have been great otherwise - SelfDestruct
Hellsing is disappointing BUT Hellsing Ultimate was awesome. - Tia-Harribel
Ah I remember this. - Not_A_Weeaboo
I hate this anime
Most of the story was great until the ending; which was not only extremely anti-climatic, but completely predictable.
Only a handful of episodes deal with the real plot, the rest is just random filler episodes full of forgettable characters. If only it'd sticked to the initial episodes...
This actually wasn't that bad. I liked it. But that's just my opinion.
I was excited to watch it, but it really wasn't as exciting as I though it would be
Boring. - Not_A_Weeaboo
I think anyone in the Kagepro fandom (kagerou project, the fandom/project MCA falls into) can agree this anime was at least a little disappointing. I love the characters but the plot was told in such a boring way & I've heard it so many times I'm afraid I'll get bored. But I've heard it's definitely better and that will not stop me from celebrating the heat haze (August 15, it's 10:35 pm on August 13th rn) or reading fanfiction or loving the characters.
Not unlike DBS, DBGT is hated by many as it's disappointing as a continuation of the legend that is DBZ. - Goku02
A great movie
However, it felt pretty rushed and weak (especially near the end).
But at least its continuation movie, Detonation was amazing and retroactively improved it though. - PerfectImpulseX
This anime is meant to be bad. - MilkTae
My least favourite DR anime. Not bad, but It Isn't as good as we were expected to see - MLPFan
If you want a good anime about gangs, watch Durarara! Or Baccano! - MLPFan
I really got my hopes up for this anime. It has interesting protagonists and a lot of potential to turn into something really neat, but it just... didn't. It managed to be the strangest clichés I've ever seen in my life with almost no real plot apart from backstory and filler about secondary characters that no one really cares about.
I love the game this was based off of, as do many of the people who watched it. Imagine our disappointment when all the detail & characterization that hooked us on this murder mystery series was removed to only a bare minimum of what we were expecting to see. Seeing this game get half-butchered by turning it into an overly-rushed shell of its former self caused us enough despair to last a lifetime. Good thing the Danganronpa 3 anime was so much better, or we would have rioted or something.
I've both watched the Animation AND played Trigger Happy Havoc/ Hope's Academy and Despair's Students, and I think that It'd be better If they'd make the anime a bit more like the game instead of butchering some parts of it - MLPFan