10 Most Overrated Animated Series
The Top Ten
I have no problem with bronies but the show is FAR too overrated.
My favorite show ever and even I find this show very overrated
Quite overrated. Especially since mlp has been around since the 1900s. When this new version comes out, everyone's like " SO COOL MUST WATCH". I bet half of their fans, or "bronies", that think this show has "unique characters" and an "interesting story line" don't even know that there was a mlp before this one. Plus, the fact that they made them into humans totally ruined the whole point of My Little PONY. NOT HUMAN. They're doing too much with this show, they're changing everything about what mlp used to be, and I wish they could just go back to the 2005 version instead because I honestly liked that one a whole lot better. The fan base is also a little out of whack. I have no problem with older men liking it, but a lot of mlp fans draw mlp in anime style. I like anime, and I know lots of fan bases do this with other cartoons, but other fandoms are changing the STYLE, while mlp fans are changing the ponies into different ORGANISMS. I just really don't see how this new show is so ...more
As a male, it increases my instincts to nurture, protect, and treat females as equals.
As much as I like the show, I'm not afraid to admit that this show has gotten a bit too much attention. The only reason why I say the show is great is because I just like it that much. It's just my opinion. Also, is it weird that society is making a big deal over men watching an irreverent little girls show? Oh well. - MusicalPony
This show is about two kid's, both with unusual shaped faces, making abnormal stuff. Their pet is a platypus - which are dangerous believe it or not because of their defense mechanism skin- that's actually a secret agent! Ooh! :O The platypus goes to fight this retarded villain almost every episode.
That's about it
While this should is undeniably popular, I wouldn't say that's the same as being overrated. It certainly is popular, and was heavily promoted by Disney. But I regularly hear people criticizing it for its flaws as well. People don't really seem to hype it up as THE BEST THING EVER! One of the most popular cartoons? Absolutely. Over-emphasized by Disney? Probably. But one of the most overrated animated series ever? Eh, not really.
I hate this show there is no imagination put into it. It is the same thing over and over again. Very bad role models like how Candace always tries to get them in trouble. Phineas and Ferb are clueless and this is the most overrated show ever.
Phineas and Ferb is deliberately set up to be the same episode every time. That's the point. It's satire of an entire genre of entertainment. It just happens to also be entertaining and comedic, and contains a good bit of meta and self-referential humor. Why isn't this lower on the list? - 007Ben
Overrated show, but that doesn't mean it's bad. Overrated does not equal bad! You are interpreting the word "overrated" as terrible. Overrated just means hyped and set on a higher rating than what it deserves to be. What does ATLA actually served to be ranked on? It's currently 100% on rotten tomatoes, and that doesn't mean it's bad.
I really like this show, but I don't think that it's the nearly flawless masterpiece that many people see it as. I don't think that it started to get great until after season one, and even then there were still uninteresting episodes, and a several forced major plot points, especially with Azula and the Dai Li. Despite my criticisms, I did love most of the show. The animation was excellent, there were many memorable lines of dialogue, and the character development was a joy to see. Nevertheless, there are still negative aspects that prevent me from loving this show as much as other people. - PabloSalazar
While There are good things about the show like the animation and the fight scenes I personally found it very overrated yes it is one of Nickelodeons best shows but I only liked 1 of their shows anyway (invader zim) I only liked one character (sokka) I thought the main villain was bland and generic I didn't think the voice acting was spectacular and the story for me was quite predictable. It certainly isn't an awful show as I said it has good some good points but I don't think it's anywhere near as good as the fans claim it to be. - Gamer4life
"Avatar is so overrated. It's just way too predictable and repetitive. The storyline is so shallow that they drag on the fight scenes forever. It's just a mountain of noise in the end. "
That's all a big fat lie. You may not know it but's deeper than you think. Besides, it's not all about fighting.
If you actually take the time to look closely at Avatar, you'll see that it's similar to real-life situations at certain times.
The popularity of this show remains incredibly high, even after the sharp decline in show quality that happened sometime around when the movie was released.
All the newer episodes feel like they've lost the spark that the earlier ones had.
If Rocko didn't exist, this show wouldn't exist. SpongeBob was never really "revolutionary" the way that people said it was. And yeah, SpongeBob basically sucks now.
To this day, I CANNOT understand what ANYBODY sees in this show. It's SO STUPID! I hate this sorry excuse for a show!
I've never really liked SpongeBob that much. It's an okay show, but this... This is seriously overrated.
The series was okay to begin with, but now it's gotten super repetitive and boring with all the "let's help out our friends" and "Oh no! It's Team Rocket's worst members trying to go after Pikachu! " cliche's. Nothing that made the first Pokemon games fun is even in here anymore. It's a disgrace to good anime's that are out there.
This Anime/Cartoon/whatever floats your boat is simply not that good. It ignores almost everything from the games. Pikachu beating a special defensive behemoth like Regice with special moves? No problem. Rhydon? Aim for the horn. Honestly, why the hell watch people something like that?
The series jumped the shark after Master Quest and should have ended there. I'd say its more overrated then DBZ
Its very repetitive especially in diamond and pearl
awful show so fake just idiotic and dumb and stupid show dora a computer game so annoying even go deigo is better
So stupid nobody likes you, your ugly and come on who even watches nick jr.
It isn't overrated nearly everyone hates this
Why is this not number 1?
Someone even went as far as to say Sword Art Online is more overrated than Naruto. Okay, I know Sword Art Online is very overrated, but the person who said Sword Art Online is more overrated than Naruto is sadly mistaken. If anything, Naruto is way more overrated than Sword Art Online. At least Sword Art Online didn't try to stab its fans in the back by running a barrage of filler episodes for an entire year! Because that's what Naruto, or in this case, Naruto Shippuden, did. Sword Art Online may be very overrated, but people are sadly mistaken if they think Naruto is not more overrated.
I vote for this show because I saw/read many comments like "Naruto is masterpiece. Other shows are trash". Naruto fans are so addicted to this animated garbage - Alexandr
This is the most overrated anime right now. Glad, One Piece is not on the list. They say that Naruto is way much better than one piece because they have better fights. But One Piece has better story. Naruto is just filled with emo characters who want to die after losing to someone.
Sloppy inconsistent characterization and that's only the first series. I have no opinion of Shippuden
They should have put this show in the top 5 its fan base tries to hard and they are easily offended
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Besides a bland unispired Disney meets hipster indie and has a threesome with hip hop inspired pop soundtrack. There's the issue of uncreative animation, progression that honestly is regressive, mixed messages on gender, race and sexual orientation equality, bad voice acting and of course the most rotten fanbase for a cartoon I've witnessed. I don't personally see the appeal of this mess. I'll skip it! (Seriously though it's like the worst parts of the Brony fanbase leveled up in douchiness) - Masochismismagic
This show is too overrated and yes I did watch all the episodes up to Season 4
It's my second favorite show. It's a great show with funny characters and unforgettable animation and adventures! But, well, it has its ups and downs. Some characters are terrible or just I flat out hate (Like Stan's sister. ) But I like Stan, I like Cartman, I like Kenny, I like Butters, And my favorite is Kyle. But overall, it is a uniuqe and just flat out AWESOME show! But it is kinda overrated... But again, overall it's a fantabulous show! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak
It's innaproppiate, it's disgusting, it has weird humor, that's why it's, My. Favorite. Animated. Show. Of. All. Time! It's an awesome show! The characters are so memorable and each episode is unpredictable, the theme is great too! That's why it's great! So by overrated, it truly means just beloved by many! GO SOUTH PARK! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak
It used to be great and I still love the older episodes, but from up to season 14, the show was getting more and more boring.
I don't know. I just can't find South Park funny. I hear people repeat a joke from SP or say a similar joke and I will find it absolutely hilarious but when I see SP do it, I feel nothing. And I don't know if it's just me, but I find the jokes very predictable. Or at least, non of the jokes or points they're trying to get across with the jokes feel new or original. And even if they are, they just don't feel clever at all to me.
Shut the hell up, ya AniMat-bashing Modern Sony fanbrat! There are good reasons why not everyone thinks Modern Cartoon Network trumps Classic Cartoon Network! Genetic Tartakocsky cartoons are far more creative, clever and engaging than the Hotel Transylvania franchise and you know it!
Highly agree its very boring
"This show is offensive, retarded, and not even funny. I don't understand why everyone likes this show when it's just another show with overused jokes that are somehow turned into something racist. "
I couldn't have typed that better myself. Whoever down-rated you has no respect for your opinion. Anyone hates Family Guy is cool in my book depending on who he or she is.
Unfortunately as I couldn't say more often to Family Guy. It was funny once of its characters like Stewie and cutaway gags, now it's more vulgar and inoffensive at worst. At more offense the show is running out of ideas like The Simpsons reach into later years.
This show is offensive, retarded, and not even funny. I don't understand why everyone likes this show when it's just another show with overused jokes that are somehow turned into something racist.
People think this garbage is better than Futurama! Let that sink in!
There is no way you could watch a show of babies and it almost and certainly would have been a preschool cartoon. Minus the episodes that focused upon Angelica the show's only best character, I may have imagined the show is aimed for little children.
Reasons I don't like rugrats (if you disagree that's fine)
1. Animation is ugly
2. Characters are either bland or annoying as hell
3. Angelica is my most hated character in all media and ruins every scene she's in for me
4. It got worse as time went on - Gamer4life
Like, at times the show is funny, but it's really not as funny as people give it credit for in my honest opinion. Some people may say "Oh it's just not funny to you because you don't get the jokes". Well actually I do get the jokes it's just that it's not THAT funny. And the jokes aren't always so well created either. Like a group of people from a church panicking and running into a bar while the bar people do the dame thing but vice versa. Sure it is ironic, but I have seen WAY more funnier and creative jokes from OTHER cartoon shows. And spider pig? Dude like what the heck?! I mean, don't get me wrong. It is a pretty good cartoon show. But as for it being the best cartoon show like what a lot of people give it credit for? I think not. Again, this is all IN MY HONEST OPINION - guyonawebsite94
I don't get why this show is even still running after all these years. It's bland and uninteresting. I can't believe I used to like this series. - PerfectImpulseX
The Simpsons should have ended a long time ago, but they're still milking off the series as much as they can.
The Simpsons used to be clever, creative and featured original jokes. Now it's nothing but catch-phrases and satire (which only makes people feel awkward and build up angst). Really hope this show ends sometime soon...
It hasn't gone downhill, people are just bored of it. Sure they made some bad episodes that Principal Skinner episode, but it had a couple of funny bits, Homer eating the dog food, every single part with Skinners mum. But episodes before that weren't perfect. Many people hate the first season, call many episodes dull.
I know Season 4 was a bit bad but it doesn't make the show bad! I bet it's mostly white people voting for this show because it's the Black Humor and the White references... Whoever votes for this, you clearly don't have any taste of comedy - MorganChambz
Why is this on the list!?! This show is hilarious! You people have no sense in comedy
This doesn't belong on the list, it's intelligent and hilarious. If anything, it's underrated.
I Hate The Show's Fanbase So Much!
I hear the show is really good, and I've actually tried watching it. But I don't get what's so funny. I don't know when they're trying to tell a joke or when they're not. And I don't get all the praise. People are calling Adventure Time stuff like the best cartoon of the 2010s. But like I said, I just don't get it. - SlimVeggie
It's a decent show but it's not nearly as good as people make it out to be. The characters are annoying and unlikable. Many of the episodes are either forgettable or just not very good. Even though it has some good episodes, it is very hit and miss and does not deserve the amount of praise it receives.
I like it, but it's a little overrated. But the only problem I really have is that the newer episodes are hard to keep up with. Sometimes, you just can't miss an episode or you'll be confused.
Adventure Time used to give me 90% charm, but now I felt like the adventure with Finn and Jake is kind of less boring in my opinion. - Fight
The characters are weird and so are the jokes. That's why this is MY FAVORITE T.V. SHOW EVER!
BORING?!? How Could You Say Gravity Falls Is Boring?!? You Must Not Be Watching It The Proper Way.
This show is annoying. Everyone says "ooh, girlfriend is my favourite show! " I watched a season thought of it as kinda boring and not really that much plot.
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This show sucks
Extremely overrated, I just can't enjoy it. It feels like a typical disney kids show. not really for adults.
10 Comic Books Animated Shows better than Batman: The Animated Series (even though there are more than 10):
#1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Animated Series (2003-2009)
#2. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012)
#3. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998)
#4. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997)
#5. The Batman (2004-2008)
#6. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009)
#7. Fantastic Four: The Animated Series (1994-1996)
#8. Wolverine and the X-Men (2009)
#9. Teen Titans (2003-2006)
#10. Marvel's Spider-Man (2017-Present)
In Conclusion: Just because something is EXTREMELY Dark and Edgy doesn't automatically mean it's good. If it lacks good comedy, good story, realistic characters and (more importantly) heart (the above mentioned shows have all these qualities) then it is not a good show.
Why is this show still considered the best just because it was the first modern Batman show. If you ask me, most people say it is still the best out of nostalgia. For me, The Batman (2004-2008) is the best Batman animated show.
This should definitely be in the top 10. I really don't see why this is the best superhero animated series of all time. X-Men, Spiderman, Superman, Young Justice and The Avengers were all FAR better.
Uh More Like underrated
Although I'm grateful it pushed boundaries. I don't care for the headache inducing hyperactivity. Still better than adult party cartoon - Masochismismagic
It was too vulgar to watch.
For all you people who think RML isn't as good as this, let me just say YOU DON'T KNOW THE HALF OF IT.
Miss this one
Good show, but these so-called "90s Kids" overrated it.
90s kids ruined everything, it isn't overrated really along with other older cartoons (depending on which fandom your in) but these awful 90s kids turned them into like "NO DON'T WATCH THIS NEW GREAT CARTOON, IT sucks WATCH HEY ARNOLD IT IS MUCH BETTER! ". Don't listen to them, you can watch the show (in which is it a good show) but there are other amazing and creative recent cartoon shows as well. Don't listen to 90s kids, it's your opinion and your choice.
Its not overrated. People worship Ren and Stimpy (original, not the remake), Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim, Ed, Edd 'n Eddy, Catdog, Cow and Chicken.
When I was little I thought Helga was just a school bully but she was just misunderstood with crap parents. She punched a boy because he stalked her.
Neither Ruth or Lila fancied poor Arnold.
It was more realistic like classic pre-90s cartoons, not just stupid toilet humour for kids to laugh at.
It's creative it's unique, it's action-packed, and the characters are very genuine. THIS is what made anime cool again. Astro Boy was the last cool manga Japan had, then this came and Akira Toriyama won God knows how much money with this iconic masterpiece.
Okay, maybe it's NOT a masterpiece, but it changed a lot of ways to think about many things, and changed a lot of things in cartoons in general.
There is an entire season for one fight... It drags on, especially since the fights are composed of animation loops and screaming. Just watch any other superhero cartoon.
Most people only hate on this show because they are mad that it's the most popular and successful anime in history
Please watch Dragon Ball Z Kai or read the original manga instead if you have a short attention span - PerfectImpulseX
This needs to be at #1
How Did This Show Even Get On The List?
Invader Zim? Overrated? "LIES! "
An overrated and pretentious piece of trash that tries way too hard to be edgy
Shows like this are a disgrace to the magical girl genre
If you want to watch a good magical girl series aimed at adults, then I go recommend you watch the first three seasons and the movies of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha instead. - PerfectImpulseX
Why does everyone like this show? It's just a dog chewing his you know what for 30 minutes. Also I don't get the fact that everyone thinks that Kitty Katswell is hot... IT'S A DANG CAT You nasty people!
This show is horrible it tries to hard to be funny and fails to be funny. I rather watch planet sheen which can be funny sometimes which many tuff puppy fans also bash that show for dumb reasons.
A stupid show. I wish the old FOP was back
This show is in no way overrated. It is high on the anime list for a reason; great plot line and animation. The story is compelling and brilliant. This is definitely one of the best anime. Of course some people don't like the thrilling action a violence, but that doesn't make this overrated.
Boring, that's the word to describe this anime.
I do not see what is so good I get it giant the character have no personalty
The story is just boring the only thing good is the concept.
It's sad because I love anime and manga and I all so have the first 4 vol of Attack on Titan
Violent, ugly, depressing. After all the hype that I'd heard, a disappointment.
I actually enjoyed this show. It had gross humor and gross characters but they are so unforgettable! Sure my favorite animated show is not this, it's South Park. But I just found this to be kinda a unique idea. Also the animation is pretty good! I give it a thumbs up and a thumbs to the side! Because? Well, I've seen better jokes and animation that's all. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak
Overrated! Overrated! This is the number one worst animated show in the entire history of animated shows! This is an absolute animated atrocity. I don't know of a single sane human being who finds this enjoyable in the least!
Basically Nickelodeon's answer to Phineas and Ferb.
Makes dora the explorer look like a masterpiece.
Overall, this show is still criminally underrated. However, it is starting to get a little bit too much love from its overly obsessive cult fanbase. Don't get me wrong; I personally think it's a really, really, really, really, REALLY good cartoon, particularly Seasons 1-3. However, it can sometimes be overrated a little.
This show is incredibly sadist. I know it's all played for laughs but the abuse in the show in recent years has gotten really out of hand. The parents neglect Timmy more, Vicky's antics seem to be getting more creepy (have you seen "Timmy: Wide and Open"?! ), and Cosmo seems to hate being married to Wanda more. What is funny in this cartoon again?
Some people love this show, but I find it outright stupid. I don't understand what about it makes people laugh.
Rocko's Modern Life deserves so much better than this show!
I like Rocko's Modern Life and The Loud House better.
What kind of name is "Uncle Grandpa"?! That's a terrible name.
I hate it, but with all its hate it actually became underrated.
This Show Is Actually Kinda Underrated.
Gotta be a serious inbreeder to be an uncle grandpa
You know, would you actually like to watch an anime series where all they do is just level up, fight one floor, fight the boss in each episode and be done with and roll the credits? Actually, that would make Sword Art Online pull another Naruto and make it even more boring than what people call it. Luckily, Sword Art Online does not do that. Although it may have its flaws such as the harem, Sword Art Online is not the most overrated anime. Anime like Fairy Tail are even more overrated (and don't tell me it's better or both are crap, it's just my opinion). Not to mention Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach have more cliche characters. May have wasted potential, but I would not call it bad. Besides, haters don't like Kirito and Asuna's romance? Looking at how most anime series just screw the romance by not letting the couple actually confess their feelings when all they do is just act awkward, Kirito and Asuna are at least good considering they actually confess their feelings for each other ...more
SAO really needs to be higher up on this list. This series really has nothing going for it at all, even though it started out perfectly. They just got rid of all the cool action and long story that it could have become and replaced it with cheesy "Twilight" romance fillers. It was god-damn awful!
Sword Art Online is definitely one of the most over-rated anime's out there. It's not even close to what people can say is bad about Naruto or Dragon Ball Z. This anime literally threw it's incredible potential as an action series out the window as soon as episode four started, and it replaced it with a terrible harem romance with a despicable lead.
Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny deserve their popularity more than this. - PerfectImpulseX
This show is just plain stupid. A stupid girl being all powerful and not human. Blah blah. All crap to me. Its not sad, its just weird. There's no other emotions in it except horror and emo crap.
Take this, soul eater, SpongeBob, fruits basket, south park, family guy and the last airbender off this list because these shows are awesome this list sucks.
SEED and SEED Destiny are a thousand times better than this pretentious trainwreck. - PerfectImpulseX
Just like Sidekick, this show is just way too retarded. Grojband is Cartoon Network's answer to Phineas and Ferb & Fanboy and Chum Chum.
Please don't compare this show to Fanboy and Chum Chum. It doesn't deserve to be associated with it. - regularponyfan09
Are you kidding? Total Drama is ten times more overrated than Grojband! Why isn't that here? - regularponyfan09
I'm NOT Going to watch this Phineas and Ferb rip-off! IT IS THAT TERRIBLE!
Even Phineas and Ferb fans were turned off by this garbage. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy
The one who said it was one of the greatest things ever is a blind dumb fan boy.
Why is this on here? It's not even a television show and it's one of the greatest things ever. Period.
Is it really because its creator was responsible for the "seasonal rot" era of Dexter's Laboratory and the original Powerpuff Girls? - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy
Season 2 just killed the show for me. Up to the point where the Loud House killed the 2010s.
I hate this show. - PerfectImpulseX
Honestly, I'm afraid that this show will turn into another Simpsons or Spongebob noting the rising popularity of this show. If nick can pull the plug in time, then it wouldn't have to suffer from seasonal rot.
Also, there are just WAY too many pointless memes that the fans of this show created.