Top Ten Most Overrated Anime Characters

The Top Ten

1 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

Reading the comments and wow. Are all Goku fans 10 year olds? Why do they all come off incredibly stupid?

Anyway, Goku should be #1.

He's overrated for a reason, because he's the best and truly deserves it.

Good to see him at number 1. He's truly the most overrated anime character. Without his power, he worth next to nothing.

Makes me feel stupid

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2 Erza - Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail 2014

Most popular female anime character? She's not even that good as a character. There are much better females, not to mention Erza has gotten rather annoying as the series goes on. Till the Tower of Heaven arc she was a decently written character, but it's all downhill after that. She wins every single fight using plot armour, has an annoying unfunny obsession over cake, and was completely ruined by the excessive fan service. She used to be my second favourite female in Fairy Tail, but I think now I've turned neutral leaning towards disliking her. - Goku02

Everyone in the anime community treats her like Jesus! Kirito and Sasuke at least get enough hate, but Erza gets almost no hate at all! She is like the Elsa of anime. And Frozen is overrated as well.

Kirito is nowhere near as overrated as Erza Scarlet. At least Kirito gets quite a lot of hate in the anime community. But Elsa Scarlet (Frozen reference, because Frozen is overrated) is treated as if she is flawless.

I don't feel like Erza is overrated. People tend to hate on her a lot for no reason. At least
she's better than Sakura although every one is

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3 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I don't really hate this character but I really observe he is overrated/overhyped, either in manga as well as the fans. Maybe because of his martyrdom lol.

He's the best character in Naruto. But you get people saying he can beat the likes of Madara, so he is kind of overrated.

No offense. I know his true story. And If you know what I am talking about, If I was in his place, I would have sided with Fugaku for the Uchiha Coup D'Etat instead of killing off my OWN BLOOD and taking all the happiness away from my darling younger sibling's life and turning him into a future insane criminal.

He mentally torture d his brother FFS. How can you defend this.

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4 Kirito - Sword Art Online Kirito - Sword Art Online Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Excuse my bitterness, but this character is the most ludicrous and ridiculous one I've ever seen in anime. Whenever I see this Mary Sue's face, a bit of my soul wastes away. He was romantically involved with 90% of the women on the show despite already being in a "loving" relationship (in some cases, even sexually) with Asuna. Sword Art Online had so much potential with the brilliant animation and plot, but Kirito ruined it. His defending fans mostly consist of adolescent otakus who find his boring and monochromatic design to be attractive, without realizing his unrealistic lack of flaws and annoying nature.

He's my favourite Sword Art Online character, but I have to say... he's rather bland. No idea why he became THAT popular, there are many characters way more interesting and awesome. - Goku02

Every girl on the show has the hots for him even his own damn sister/cousin!? He's not even loyal to wife/girlfriend. I don't see why Asuna puts up with it. If I ever saw my boyfriend in a quiet and dark cave cuddling with some other girl I'd slap him. and he's way to op for no reason. He was never taught the skills that he have no training or anything can't they give other characters some attention?

How the hell does everyone like this character so much?

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5 Levi - Attack on Titan Levi - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Well, I understand that he's a really likable character, but sometimes he just seems too extreme. I mean, sure, he's one of the strongest characters in the series, but I think that he's just way over the top. Fangirls really need to stop obsessing over this character.

I'm not saying I hate him, but I just think he's overrated.

... Also he makes poop jokes, just had to add that in.

He's cool, his power is BOOM! Amazing, and also badass. But, too overrated and many fangirl and fans too praise him, even treating him as if he were his main character, even almost like the strongest character on anime, though there is still a stronger one. In fact, the real main characters are actually somewhat forgotten and hated, even underrated. I don't hate him, nor do I love this character, but fans need to stop. Stop praising too much like he has almost no flaws or criticism, and doesn't forget the real main character. - nyaanya0910

Deep and complex character. Unfortunately overrated by rampaging fan girls who ship him and Eren together.

I didn't always dislike this character. But it's the fandom that's slowly making me hate him. Seriously, the fandom has a boner for this guy. He is their completely infallible god who can do no wrong. What really annoys me is when people hate Mikasa yet love Levi. They are nearly the same character!
"Mikasa is a Mary Sue because she is one of the best warriors of humanity, good looking and has a tragic backstory."
Um, what is Levi then? Oh yeah. The same thing except it's taken up ten notches. Plus, he doesn't have the flaw where he cares for only a few people. He is one of the most loving people in the show, even going out of his way to help, regular red shirts.
So stupid perfect. it's pretty obnoxious but his crazy fans are even worse.

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6 Naruto - Naruto Naruto - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto should be #1 overrated anime character. The Fairy Tail characters aren't even close to being overrated. Gilgamesh is nowhere close to being overrated. I see this Naruto on almost every site I go to, people think he can defeat Goku, etc.

This is one of the list Naruto needs to be number 1 on. His followers actually thinks he can beat Goku. Overrated and delusional.

Not even Kirito is as overrated as Naruto.

Naruto should be number 1 on this list. His fans oh gosh they are so annoying and act like he's so original and obsess over him. Naruto is just a bad repeat of Goku plus there are many characters that are better than him that get overlooked. He's also really annoying and bratty at times too all he thinks about is Sasuke. Even Saitama who has no personality beats Naruto with better characteristics. by the way if anyone thinks Naruto can beat Vegeta or Goku in a fight then they must be smoking the drapes.

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7 Saitama - One Punch Man Saitama - One Punch Man Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

Trust me. I tried to love Saitama, but the fans of One Punch Man really ruined the series for me. Most people use Saitama as picture profiles to try to be trolls on the Internet and say Saitama is better than every other anime character. It's getting annoying.

The egg himself is awesome, it's just his fans that make people dislike him

I have watched One punch man and what I think is that Saitama is not as fans present him. The anime itself is a parody so stop going around claiming that he is the strongest anime character

Anime character with the worst fanbase

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8 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. more.

Most typical generic main character ever

This guy is a simpleton. His best friend is a cat. He cannot have a real friend like most humans.

I hate Natsu. His brother Zeref is infinitely superior despite his being the main antagonist. - Goku02

Meh, just your ordinary typical protagonist who always fights the main boss -_-

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9 Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He was till a good character actually - February456

This jerk of a character here is nothing more than a power up, an idiot who enjoys looking down on others just so he can feel good about it, shallow personality and an even shallower motive for revenge. Power crazed ass and a complete homicidal maniac. I think I've said enough

Really overrated character. Can't even determine how he get the Rinnegan on his right eye? All skills are just given to him, ready for use: Itachi's sharingan, Orochimaru's techniques, don't get me started with the Rinnegan on his other eyes, how did he get/awaken it again? Not to mention, he has a very ugly personality. Perfect definition of emotard.

He has lots of haters Sasuke is not overrate

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10 Hinata - Naruto

Hinata represents girls who will eventually gonna get cheated on because they're too nice and boring. Guys will take them for granted.

People act like she's a good character but they just don't want to admit they only like her for her boobs - SunGoku

She's an ok character yet people pretend she's so great. Comparing her to an extremely ruined character like Sakura doesn't make Hinata look good. And the shippers need to grow up or their love lives will be very disappointing.

She is too overrated

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The Contenders

11 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Mikasa was supposed to be a deep and complex character like Levi in the anime series when I realized just how flat she is as a character. Sure I love Mikasa, but I'm adding her here for the fact that she is now becoming nothing more than a clingy high-school girl character. She was supposed to be a complete badass, but was held back by her boring, overprotective, and sometimes stupid and reckless character that she has. And this is sad considering she is one of the only smart people on Attack on Titan. And based on what I heard about the fan base causing Hajime Isayama to write the manga to their demand, I am praying they will not turn her into a lovey-dovey girl in the second season.

Strong, but EXTREMELY boring.

Flat boring, one dimensional, and all those battle prowesses are just too much for just a single soldier noob (even if she's the top-notch of her generation, the best rookies do also struggle sometimes while training) who barely got any real experience at any out-walled expeditions whatsoever.
Too bad if Isayama just want to make her the "next" Levi out of the blue...

Yep shes quite overrated but levi is so much more overrated
and she got #3 on best aot characters sooo - nao

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12 Ash - Pokemon

When the Best Wishes series came, Ash just became worse than his old self. He was better in the previous seasons, but now he is such a loser. Plus, why does he not use his strongest Pokemon in the next regions he goes to? I would bring Charizard and Sceptile along with me if I was Ash. But nope! He thinks he has to leave his strongest Pokemon just so he can start off weak every single season!

He's so annoying, he always wants to be the center of attention and expects his friends to tag along. No wonder Iris calls him a kid

His idiotic tendencies get boring after awhile. Also, life is too short to see Pokemon if Ash will never age.

Ash Ketchum needs to quit having a negative personality, but Serena should be on this list no matter what. Erza Scarlet is actually underrated in comparison no matter what.

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13 Sakura - Naruto Sakura - Naruto Sakura is the heroine of the series NARUTO and the only female ninja of Team 7. During the first chapters, she is physically weak and has an immense crush on Sasuke and dislikes Naruto . Her strengths include her excellent chakra control and being generally smart as shown by in the first part of the more.

Sakura is ok, but way overrated. She was practically useless in part one; Naruto and Sasuke did most of the fighting while Sakura mainly stayed on the sidelines watching. And in Naruto Shippuden, Chiyo was the only reason that Sakura lived to tell the story. Point in fact, Sasori would have killed her for sure if Chiyo hadn't been there to aid her. And she DIDN'T defeat Sasori; Sasori allowed himself to be killed. Chiyo even says so. He chose to let his defenses down. Sakura is given too much credit.

Beyond overrated is all I can say. All she does is throw a few punches and heals a bit. Without Chiyo, Sakura would have died easily at the hands of Sasori. She's just a meaner, way weaker ripoff the amazing Tsunade.

All she does is give a couple of punches and she is pushed into the background to go and heal some random people we don't even know


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14 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Meh. Can't help but love this bastard. He's way too cool. He screws up every now and then but when he does something worthy, it's remarkable and far more memorable than anything any of the other characters' ever done. He's the best DBZ character.

Vegeta was brought back due to viewer's demand. He's the best and the most relatable character.

Mega popular because he's a badass.

Worst stupid anime character - Monday23

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15 Pan - Dragon Ball GT Pan - Dragon Ball GT Pan (パン, Pan) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. She is the granddaughter of Earth's savior, Goku and the world champion, Mr. Satan. Pan's heritage is primarily Earthling, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan and the Earthling more.

She serves no real purpose in the anime aside from being a rude, nasty and spoiled little brat. It's hard to believe that she is actually Gohan's daughter because he's so caring and polite. The show would probably be better without her, even if it's only by a little bit. I don't like her.

Although Pan has her faults, she's also gets a proportionate amount of hate from the fan base, so she's not overrated.

What a dumb, useless character. She's well known for being whiny and stupid. Overrated for being the most hated Dragon Ball Z female.

Way too hated to be called overrated. - Tia-Harribel

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16 Tatsuya Shiba - The Irregular At Magic High School

If you watch the anime, he only fight fodders. That's why he always seem overpowered. But for me, he's just overrated.

He has NO EMOTION, whatsoever. Come on, even Kirito is better than that. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

17 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Well, none of you will be lucky when Nat Wolff plays Light Turner because Death Note's live-action remake will have Light Turner be portrayed as a sexist jerk that is a nobody. Leave it to Zac Efron to play Light Turner because they used to have similar emo hairstyles.

I hate him because he's a jerk, and he's way too perfect.

He is really overrated. I don't see what's so great about him. He is nothing without the Death Note. He is arrogant, a jerk, a sociopath, sexist and people still love him. Lol what? Also, Light is WAY too perfect.
I honestly hate him and never considered him that good of a character.
I loved the manga ending, he got what he deserved. - Kana79

Haters suck light is awesome
also what why is he on this list? L is so much more overrated - nao

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18 Eren - Attack on Titan

A lead character who is a firebrand. It's a relentlessly overused type in anime, and he's the most irritating of his kind.

Kirito doesn't even come close to how overrated Eren is. Even I know Eren is just another generic male lead character more than Kirito.

In the manga he barely does anything from a point... O and the word that best describes him... VIRGINNN

19 Yuno Gasai - Mirai Nikki Yuno Gasai - Mirai Nikki

I seriously hate her. Fans always say how cool she is. I just don't understand why. Yandere is an understatement.

20 Usagi - Sailor Moon

Sailor moon is not overrated.
It is glorious and actually underrated, look at the list of best anime characters, she's somewhere in the fifties!

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1. Goku - Dragon Ball Z
2. Itachi Uchiha - Naruto
3. Saitama - One Punch Man
1. Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
2. Erza - Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail 2014
3. L - Death Note
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