Most Overhated Anime Shows

The Top Ten

1 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". ...read more.

It has lovely animation, an awesome soundtrack, a brilliant concept, and more, but the writing and pacing marred it. - FrozenHatingPokefan

The first 4 episodes of this anime was good then it started to get really bad and if you like this anime then that's totally okay.

Totally deserves first place. I know it isn't perfect, but it's actually a pretty good show. The haters just make a big deal over people liking it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The haters are annoying - Neonco31

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2 Clannad After Story Clannad After Story

It's kind of confusing how on MyAnimeList.net, this anime has a good reception there, yet on TheTopTens, it's given the Frozen treatment. Quite sad, huh? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Most Gundam fans bash this and SEED Destiny but they praise the pretentious mess that was Iron-Blooded Orphans? Iron-Blooded Orphans was good but it was rather boring at parts and the ending ruined everything. SEED and SEED Destiny on the other hand both had great drama and great characters that helped an amazing story about racism, prejudice, and war going. - PerfectImpulseX

It deserves to be #1 on this more than SAO. - PerfectImpulseX

This and SEED Destiny get waay too much hate.

I agree. I think they are the two most overhated anime series of all time. - PerfectImpulseX

4 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

People hate it just because it isn't SatAM. I have nothing against SatAM of course, it is good, but I also like Sonic X. I really wish more people would realize that the so-called "bad" Sonic games and shows are not as bad as the public believes them to be.

5 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read more.
6 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

If you are only into series animes, this show is not for you. It can can be hilarious (Especially in the english dub) if you don't take it too seriously. - Rue

Is it just me or does that character look like Twilight Sparkle?

7 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

Just because it's not a "deconstruction" of the magical girl genre doesn't mean it's bad, people. - Rue

8 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.
9 Bleach Bleach

Worst of the Big 3? This show gets no respect and gets hated on for the smallest reasons.

10 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

The Contenders

11 Digimon Digimon “Digimon” is a term commonly used to sum up several Japanese anime series based on the Bandai virtual pet brand “Digimon” (Dejimon). As of 2017, there are 7 series: “Digimon Adventure” (1999), “Digimon 02” (a.k.a. “Digimon Adventure 02”) (2000), “Digimon Tamers” (2001), “Digimon ...read more.
12 School Days School Days

Who the hell added this? But I can definitely tell you that I did NOT add this to the list and neither did DisneyFan731. But if you like it, I can understand why. I'm just glad this isn't Boku no Pico (because that anime deserves all its hate unlike the other entries on this list). - ModernSpongeBobSucks

13 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.

Are you kidding? This deserves every bit of hate it gets, since it's for pedophiles. With the sexual theme aside, it isn't even well written or made (from what I've heard). - drdevil

This should not be here. It deserves every bit of hate it gets. It has ruined lives, families, made people lose their lunch and will to live. IT IS EVIL! - FrozenHatingPokefan

This show just needs MORE hate! Join me, anime fans, as we find a way to create an Internet nuke to rid the world of this abomination! - Absolite

It doesn't deserve to be hated, IT DESERVES TO BE THE MOST HATED ANIME IN THE UNIVERSE! I CANNOT STAND MY HATRED FOR BOKU NO PICO! WHOEVER CREATED THIS PORN, DESERVES TO GO TO JAIL (I am being serious, now although I am yelling in this comment)! IT NEEDS WEBSITES TO SHOW HOW INAPPROPRIATE THIS ANIME IS! IT NEEDS TO GO TO HELL! >:(

By the way, if you have never watched it yet, don't! IT'S SATAN'S HENTAI! - ChampionColette

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14 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.

Kill la Kill is a great show if you look past the fanservice. - PerfectImpulseX

15 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.

Watch the subbed version of the original series and learn how gruesome and well written this series actually is. After seeing it in subbed, you will never comprehend why 4KIDS decided to dub it. - Rue

16 The Asterisk War The Asterisk War

*I'll probably get a lot of hate for this* Now don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it's one of the greatest things ever, but while it isn't worth me putting this on my remix of the Greatest Anime of All Time remix, let alone an honorable mention, I feel like the show is massively overhated. Let me be honest here: I've seen a LOT more hate than love for this show. Both on TheTopTens and the Internet in general. Okay, there may be fans for this show, but tell me: When was the last time you saw someone on TheTopTens say it was decent? Anyone? No? Thought so. To me, I feel like I'm the only person who thinks this show isn't that bad (although, I'm more proud to love SAO than The Asterisk War), though I wouldn't go as far as to defend this anime on a daily basis. Now I don't necessarily love it with a passion, but while I understand why people loathe and despise this show, it's gotten to the point where it seems to be more polarizing and hated by the anime community than Sword Art Online ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This anime literally makes me enjoy an anime I dislike more than I want to. If you are wondering what anime that is, it's Sword Art Online. - Rue

17 Naruto Shippuden 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.
18 F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend

People hate it just because it was dubbed by 4Kids (in the west, anyway). I really enjoyed this show as much as the games it was based on, and it had potential. At least you can find episodes of the subbed/Japanese version on YouTube.

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20 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul
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