Top Ten Most Overrated Anime Characters
The Top Ten
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.
He is pretty overrated but still a great character! - CrystalsnowV 61 Comments
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.
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 now I just outright despise her. - Goku02
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.
Shes ok but shes not my favoriteV 29 Comments
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.
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?
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
Why the hell is Levi above him? Levi didn’t ruin the plot of a show, or have a romantic relationship with most its females, like, Jesus. This dumb ass ruined the anime/manga for me, no joke. I mean, yah, he gets a lot of hate, but just as much love to, wich is 100% to much. Asuna deserves better.V 5 Comments
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.
Why do they even like him many of the people who say they like him just say "because his story is so damn dramatic" but even sasuke's life was more dramatic
His fanboys are stupid."But Itachi is smart and can't lose! "lolV 10 Comments
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.
Naruto is definitely overrated. The main reason he doesn't have any heroic qualities especially in shippuden. His character foundations were gradually mutilated throughout the franchise. Naruto who was supposed to be an underdog was actually a prince with hidden destiny. Everything was given to him in a silver plate. He not only had huge chakra reserves but a chakra supplying machine inside him. at least Goku works hard to power up.
Kishimoto failed to evolve Naruto as a character and made him confront his flaws. His unhealthy obsession of chasing people's acknowledgement and his lack of moral compass was never acknowledged. By the end he became so self obsessed that he would call a mass murderer 'the coolest guy ever' just because they had same dream.
Bad as suckra. Only tried to get suckra to one up sasuke (who showed 0 interest in her till ch 700). Much more stupid as he can’t differentiate between loving food & loving a person which a FIVE YR OLD can do. Is a f-ing hypocrite as he says he hates people who lie to themselves to suckra, yet only told Hinata he loved her out of pity. Tell me again, why should o care about this fail goku copy? No wait, even goku isn’t as inconsiderate as this stupid douche.V 13 Comments
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 flipping hate this guy. I don't see why everyone likes him? He's just another overpowered, emotionless anime boy. I think characters like Yato from Noragami and Saitama from One Punch man are a lot better. Also people like to ship themeselves with this guy? The f? He doesn't even have a personality...He never smiles, he's too sarcastic. I don't see why people would like to be with a person that doesn't even show any emotion (ALso he's not even real...like why would U ship yourself with someone who doesn't even exist? ) I'm sorry I just hate him.
He was till a good character actually - February456
I disagree. I rate Sasuke: 95% without merits. He inspired more hate from me than any other character. - Crwth
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.
Worst character in all of existenceV 11 Comments
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.
Just cause she has boobs doesn’t mean she’s goodV 8 Comments
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
You Saitama fans thought he could defeat Goku because he's the "one punch man"? haha. And some of them even thought he can defeat Thanos... - cana_alberonaV 9 Comments
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
Uhm not really overrated. not many people like her. - cana_alberonaV 12 Comments
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
Not as overrated as eRzA tHe StRoNgEsT wOmAn In FaIrY tAiL - cana_alberonaV 3 Comments
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.V 7 Comments
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...
Yes I agree about Mikasa being overrated, but whenever anyone says "she's overprotective" or "she always thinks about EREN" I would jump out and yell
"SORRY WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU GUYS IF SHE WASN'T PROTECTED ANYTIME SHE WOULD JUST BE MORE OVERRATED THAN EVER. AND WHEN SHE THINKS ABOUT EREN IT HAS A REASONABLE REASON. JUST THINK ABOUT HER PAST."
still she's my favourite in AOT - cana_alberona
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
He didn't so all that much and people overhype him with no reason. His opponents were simply not very strong. Luffy's feats far surpass Zoro's yet some say they are equal. Where is the logic?
Oh god yes! The most overrated character in One Piece.
To think some people claim he is Luffy's equal! Ridiculous! Luffy had much more impressive feats than him and a much bigger bounty. I don't even understand the logic behind those claims.
You've got Luffy who has much MUCH bigger feats so far. You've got Sanji who's running all over the place helping and rescuing people any chance he got (Kinemon, Tashigi, marines, Viola, Minks, Reiju, Chiffon, etc.).
Then you've got this guy. Who didn't do much once you stop and think about it. Whose only real feat is to defeat Pica. Who got defeated and thrown in a cage by Hody. Who got rekted by Fujitora.
And his crazy fanboys claim he is unbeatable and even defeat a Yonko! That he is much stronger than Sanji and equal/stronger than Luffy. Uh Hello? What's wrong with you?
Not to mention how insanely obnoxious his fans are...
I seriously hate her. Fans always say how cool she is. I just don't understand why. Yandere is an understatement.
Barely makes it as a yandere, way to overrated.
She is not the yandere queen. Yandere Chan is plus yandere is in her name. She reminds me of JD from heathers. Killing innocent people just because they're with somebody.
SHE IS SO OVERRATED! EVERYONE THINKS SHE IS THE YANDERE QUEEN(NOT INCLUDING ME) SHE WILL BE REPLACED IN THE FUTURE!
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
I'm pretty sure L has more fans - ParkerFangV 2 Comments
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.
Videl was pretty annoying, and Gohan was cocky against Cell and Buu. Pan is a combination of both of those. - TheDarkOne_221b
Although Pan has her faults, she's also gets a proportionate amount of hate from the fan base, so she's not overrated.
Way too hated to be called overrated. - Tia-Harribel
What a dumb, useless character. She's well known for being whiny and stupid. Overrated for being the most hated Dragon Ball Z female.V 2 Comments
He has NO EMOTION, whatsoever. Come on, even Kirito is better than that. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If you watch the anime, he only fight fodders. That's why he always seem overpowered. But for me, he's just overrated.
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.
Mega popular because he's a badass.
Vegeta was brought back due to viewer's demand. He's the best and the most relatable character.
Worst stupid anime character - Monday23V 17 Comments
I really like Sebastian, but his fanbase is INSANE. I mean, it gets on the verge of scary sometimes. - Elric-san
Yes I do very much love this character but he is overrated xp. A lot of girls fangirl over him (and I do admit, I do too) and he is the 2nd "hottest anime male character" in the poll on this website. But I still love him. ocd ik
How come Luffy and Sanji are higher on this list than Zoro, the most overrated One Piece character ever? Have I entered a parallel universe or are Zoro fanboys the only ones who vote here? - lalonde_marilou
Luffy is the most lovable protagonist! And he nearly always live up to the hype and even surpass expectations. He is not overrated. - Debbie9
Why does this guy wanna find the One Piece when he doesn't even know what it is?! And he doesn't even wanna know! I know I would try to speculate what the One Piece is.
That's what makes his charm! It's the journey that matters, not the destination. That's how everyone should live their life. Even if Luffy discovered there was no treasure, he would be happy and have no regret! - Debbie9
Overrated? Nah, he deserves his popularity - smillV 3 Comments
Not that pretty, not that smart, not that interesting
When people call Asuna a damsel in distress, Lucy is who I usually turn to to put people in their places by saying Lucy is more of the damsel in distress. You heard me right. Sorry to Fairy Tail fans, but it's true. Lucy had to be more saved throughout Fairy Tail than Asuna in Sword Art Online.
Am I the only one who thinks Asuna is better than Lucy? All Lucy has against Asuna are her boobs.
You are not the only one. I don't particularly hate Lucy but it's just that I prefer Asuna. - Goku02
I don't exactly hate Lucy, but I guess she is kinda overrated. Her fanbase is rude, too... - Kana79
Nah. Only a few people like her. She's not overrated as eRzA tHe StRoNgEsT wOmAn In FaIrY tAiL (who I seriously hate) - cana_alberonaV 9 Comments
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!
I guess but I love Sailor Moon - ParkerFang
Already being overhyped just because he is the daughter of another overhyped characters, sasuke and sakura.
The ¨Renesmee Cullen¨ of Naruto
What does Yuno see in him, really?! She is a total badass but she always has to look out for him. If Yuno wasn't there with him, Yuki would be the first to die in 5 seconds flat!
Who even has a wimp who cries all the time as their favorite character?
Yuno is a lot more overrated given that Yuki is extremely bland and no one cares about him
Started as a wimp, then killed all his friends.V 2 Comments
She claims she loves Inuyasha but she didn't care about him. I think Kagome is kinda annoying but even I can see that she did more for Inuyasha than this Mary Sue.
I like Kikyo. She wouldn't be hated nearly as much if she wasn't involved with Inuyasha. Kikyo is a kind and powerful miko with a good heart and tragic past. Why do so many people hate her? : ( - Goku02
She's shows up and Kagome gets insecure
Admit it: all you girls with insecurity and jealousy issues only hate on Kikyo because she had Inuyasha first😁 All you Kagomes needs chill and move on.V 4 Comments
Erza wants this guy desperately.
Yep he's the only one who can bring out the Titania's flustered, girly side - Goku02
Jellal is underrated actually. - Goku02
He is underrated. - Kana79
I understand why everyone loves him so much, but I feel like there are better characters.
Nah. L shouldn't be on this list. - Kana79
Ugh peach queen, damsel in distress. Girl, stop wailing for Kirito. You remember how bad-ass you were, and could take on anything? Go back to that self, and get divorced with Kirito
There she is! Annoying, bland and boring girl! - Crystalsnow
That guy is nowhere near as impressive as people say.
Overhyped and boring character. I really hope he dies.
A very "bleh" character. The only interesting part about him is...Wait, there is no such thing!
Usui is overrated because he's simply a wish-fulfillment character. He feels extremely 2 dimensional and unrealistic.
"I just never understood as to why he is so popular... He is just a flat character"
Lots of girls fangirl over this male character. He is also classified as the first on almost every "hottest male anime character" poll I have seen.
I never found him handsome or hot, sorry if you like him! - CrystalsnowV 1 Comment
Gilgamesh is a good character, but his fan base just SUCKS.
Although she did help Hajime and the other students a lot throughout the trials, I just don't see what's so good about her. - aieesa
Most people only like her because she's a cute gamer girl. She had a good character design, but she lacked personality or depth because all she does is just play games, fell asleep, and somehow is 10x more aware of murders during trials & investigations.
Nowadays, I'm just plain neutral of her SDR2 character and rather dislike her in DR3 - Despair - MLPFan
I do like Chiaki, but she's way too overrated. Not to mention how her fanboys are like "Talk trash about my waifu and I'll kill you" - MLPFan
Why does everyone like her so much? I HATE HER ATTITUDE!
As much as I hate to say this, why does everyone think Sachi is better than Asuna? I personally think Sachi never had the potential to grow. One can argue that she could have been another Hinata, but I'm glad Kirito did not end up with her. Asuna was really strong at the beginning of the game compared to Sachi, so I think Kirito and Asuna was better than Kirito and Sachi. I am sorry if I hurt anyone. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
My personal opinion is that Sachi should have been the protagonist (call me crazy, yeah) - IAMAMEME
At the start of Bleach I liked Ichigo's personality but as the story went on he become less believable as a character and more like a fanfiction version of himself. He was way too OP and he was a soul reaper, then he was also part hallow, oh and guess what he was also part quincy too..why don't you just throw in everything and the kitchen sink! Why not give him fox ears and make him a super saiyan while you're at it? His character was just getting ruined by not allowing him to just be. It's like the author had to keep adding things onto him and then he was just a little of everything. His personality also shifted to the archetype of hero and he began to lose what I had enjoyed about him to begin with. I also didn't find it believable that he barely had any training at all in the beginning and was able to best people who had decades upon decades of practice with swords and he had zilch..had to be for plot reasons right? Don't get me wrong I like Bleach (except the ending..) and Ichigo ...more - NerdBunny
His looks are ugly and OVERRATED. And his fans are annoying.
Kira and Funny Valentine are better
Boring standard villain. Gets overrated by fanboys a lot. Also has a bunch of plot armor.
Seriously, WHY IS HE DO POPULAR?! He cried like a bitch when Jonathan finally grew a pair and beat him up when they were younger, killed his dog cause of it, manipulated Jonathan's dad into liking him more, became a vampire in the most stupidest way possible, forced a woman to eat her own baby, and they brought him back in Part 3 with his overrated and overpowered stand?! He's part of the reason why I never liked JoJo, him and the other stupid villains and heroes the series had.
Touhou is not a anime.
Y is my loli vampire on this list - BDOG375
My least favorite evangelion character
She's the worst anime character ever
She deserves all the hate
I dislike her so much.
Dull, bland, and one-dimensional - PerfectImpulseX
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