Most Disappointing Anime of All Time

These are the anime that had promising ideas but executed them poorly, giving out worse results than expected.

The Top Ten

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". ...read more.

I didn't finish it so I don't think I have the rights to say this HAHAHAHA but yeah, I didn't finish it because I'm getting less and less curious, and I don't know, the story doesn't convince me.

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.

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...

The Irregular At Magic High School

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

Akame Ga Kill! Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

This anime is good, when talking generally. But you know, the story does not focus on Akame. The group is killed, and only Akame survived. I'm disappointed at the deaths. The deaths doesn't satisfy me. The ending sucks, to be honest.

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.

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.

Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

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

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

The "Mighty No. 9" of anime
a huge disappointment and a colossal disgrace to the Lyrical Nanoha franchise and its fans - PerfectImpulseX

Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

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

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.

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

Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. It is a sequel show to the Dragon Ball manga and the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years.

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

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.

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.

This is one of the most inspirational anime series I have ever seen! It's not disappointing!

How is gurren lagann disappointing? This is my favourite anime ever!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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

The Contenders

Pokemon XY

It's a Pokemon anime, what did you expect?

Ghost in the Shell

While some episodes were really good, there is way too much filler. I honestly could substitute this show for sleeping pills.

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 ...read more.

I hate the god-awful cliffhanger at the end! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This anime sucks.

Disappointing? This anime was bad to begin with! - SelfDestruct

Black Rock Shooter

Bam. A promising anime that felt like a bore. - SelfDestruct

Mega Man: Upon a Star
Aldnoah.Zero Aldnoah.Zero, stylized as ΛLDNOΛH.ZERO, is a mecha anime television and print series created by Olympus Knights and A-1 Pictures.
Soul Eater Not!

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

Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie

At least the guys look cute - MLPFan

This looks like B-Project: Kodou Ambitious. Was this made by the same studio? - PerfectImpulseX

Parasyte 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. ...read more.

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

Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

How?

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.

The Asterisk War

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

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

I like the opening of this anime, but I hate this anime

Again. It bored me. - SelfDestruct

The Seven Deadly Sins The Seven Deadly Sins is an anime television series based on a Japanese fantasy manga series of the same name.

There is an anime with this name... But it's not a good one. - SelfDestruct

It's this one lol

Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

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

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