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.
I KNEW IT! I knew he would be number 1!
Dang, Dragon Ball Z is so overloved...
A brainlet with super powers who doesn't seems to have any interest in anything outside of fighting, his entire character is just that. He rarely shows any emotions other than being angry. There's also screaming, lots and lots of screaming like toddler just to get stronger. Earrape for sake of becoming stronger, it's not fun, it's annoying and tedious. Literally every other other character from his series is better than him.
And his fans are surely a fun topic...
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.
She wins most of her battle through plot convenience
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
Best character in Naruto by the Itachitards' logic hurts any logical person's brain. They made up something like 'DiD yOu KnOw ThAt KiShImOtO sAiD tHaT iTaChI cAn BeAt MaDaRa? '
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
How the hell does everyone like this character so much?
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.
Naruto is even more overrated than pokemon Ash ketchum, Mario and Sonic. But people tend to forget that. He gets too much extra sympathy for how sakura treats him.
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.
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 like him, he's my second favourite Attack On Titans character, but seriously, what's so special about him? He's not THAT good a character. I mean, yeah he's badass and cool and all, but what else? Do all strong and badass characters with a cold and emo persobality immediately become a fan favourite nowadays? - Goku02
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 okay but creepy and ugly. poor Sakura, she's way better than this stalker.
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.
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.
He has the Rinnegan the Sharingan the Chidori he's an expert swordsman and did I mention he's from the formidable Uchiha clan. Now decide for yourselves.
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.
Sakura is a whiny, inconsiderate, pointless character in Naruto. She barely did any fighting and all she was really good was throwing Tsunade-like punches and healing. She lets herself get saved all the time and never fights WITHOUT being saved. Honestly, I think she's way too overrated to be a very popular character in Naruto. She seems very overestimated because of her strength. Though she only wanted to start training due to her precious SASUKE-KUN leaving her behind.
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
"Saitama is a PARODY! So he can ALWAYS win with ONE PUNCH! "
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! JUST SHUT THE HELL UP!
Just because you're a parody, doesn't excuse you for being wanked to all the time. There are still PLENTY of characters that can survive a serious punch from Saitama and can kill him without breaking a sweat. And Saitama STOPPED being a parody when they gave us his origin story. Even though his origin story is nonsensical and pointless, he is still no longer a parody. So he CAN be beaten. He also can't breathe in space so universal threats can kill him too.
Seriously though, Saitama is without a doubt the most overrated anime character EVER! - Daviddv0601
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
Natsu is the overrated character here because he takes up the whole series. The series show is not always about him Fairy Tail is a series about other characters and Lucy would make more sense being the main character of the series not Natsu. Lucy doesn't or won't take the spotlight hogging it on other characters but not Natsu hogging spotlight of the series away from other characters. Fairy Tail series is about other characters not a story series about Natsu himself.
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
People complain about how levi arckaman and erza get all the attention. But bro there is reason for to be that much LIKED. They deserve it.
But look at this dumbo, he gets all the attention, even though except for having 'I am the protagonist and the chosen one' shield he has nothing that much to like as a character. He's dense with minus zero personality, immature and uninteresting.
There's so much underrated anime characters/protagonist who worth the attention much more than this retard.
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!
Why this dumbass isn't high? The other characters on this list at least have something for them to look badass, debateale, and actually have a personality and a character.
This dumb head is a protagonist but doesn’t even give enough reason to relate to him. He's the male opposite of a stereotype personality less Mary sues persona in a girl. People want to argue how Serena is bad. This dumbo is far worse and just a dummy for writers to experiment with. His goal of becoming a pokemon master doesn't appeal to me anymore.
His idiotic tendencies get boring after awhile. Also, life is too short to see Pokemon if Ash will never age.
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...
He has the worst fans. They make me feel like One Piece would be better without him.
I can't believe he's not higher. I feel like he's the most overrated character in all anime and his fans are so obnoxious and delusional.
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.
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
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
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, and always will be a mediocre villain at best, but as a "hero", his truly appalling. Toriyama is absolute worst at characterization, so it's no wonder that he turned the narcissistic psychopath into a "deep, multi-dimentional and caring character", that he apparently is today - what truly boggles my mind, is how easily the fandom of the series accepted it, without even a second thought!
"He's strong, so his cool, and awesome! "
I don't care.
"He doesn't try kill the main crue anymore, so he's a hero now! "
No. He hasn't earned the right to be called a hero.
"He blew himself up, so he's redeemed himself by now! "
Again, no. Vegeta was a psychopath - through and through. Last time I checked, psychopaths cannot be "cured", nor "redeemed", ever. They learn, how to cope. How to manipulate. How to deceive. As I said above, Toriyama is terrible at characterization - he just simply created something that he didn't truly understand, thus ...more
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.
I seriously hate her. Fans always say how cool she is. I just don't understand why. Yandere is an understatement.
Such an overrated character.In my opinion she is not such a great yandere, she is just an average one.And also,do most people know her outside of psychopathy and love for Yuki?
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.
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.
I think L is way more overrated than Light. People always say L is smarter because they like him better, when in reality Light beat him. - little-mouse
Haters suck light is awesome
also what why is he on this list? L is so much more overrated - nao
I understand why everyone loves him so much, but I feel like there are better characters.
I love L as well but I agree with your statement, I do feel as though that there are characters who are more complex than him. - guccigangkid69
We all like rem though
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.
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.
He's an alright character by himself and is awfully badass. He's clearly been through a lot, but the attention the fandom gives him is simply ridiculous.
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.
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_alberona
That guy is nowhere near as impressive as people say.
Glad to see I'm not the only one who dislikes this guy.
I though I was some weirdo for not not wanting him in the crew. - little-mouse
A very "bleh" character. The only interesting part about him is...Wait, there is no such thing!
Overhyped and boring character. I really hope he dies.
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
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
Complete loser and a dork who isn't even worthy of Yuno's love.
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
She acts like she knows what she's doing...but honestly she doesn't
Her fans are so ridiculous: "Nami best girl" "she's so smart and useful" "hottest girl" that's all they repeat over and over when in reality she's NONE of those things. She's weak and annoying. Hell I even saw someone say she is stronger than the monster trio can you believe it? lol They are crazy!
Not that pretty, not that smart, not that interesting
Gilgamesh is a good character, but his fan base just SUCKS.
Usui is overrated because he's simply a wish-fulfillment character. He feels extremely 2 dimensional and unrealistic.
I'm a girl and I hate him so much! Other girls fangirl over him, and this is so annoying! There are so many handsome anime boys and he is classified as the number one? Even a pile of trash has more development than him!
"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.
Not one bit of this show is overrated
Nice anime character
Nagisa is not overrated, but I'll tell you, she is bland. There is nothing that stands out about her, she just one of those sappy, sweet girls that are bland as tofu. Now the anime its self, THAT is overrated.
I don't see how she's overrated. Most of the people I know dislike her and even hate her. I do like Nagisa, but that's not the reason I'm saying this. - MLPFan
I think she deserve to be overrated she has already surpassed most naruto girls with same age she is more useful smart strong different uchiha style not completely fan girl she try to understand people around her and her goal as hokage
Already being overhyped just because he is the daughter of another overhyped characters, sasuke and sakura.
The ¨Renesmee Cullen¨ of Naruto
Simply put an awful character that is super generic and done better by so many others.
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.
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 is the biggest troll in anime history on here?
This guy is simply awesome
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
My least favorite evangelion character
She's the worst anime character ever
She deserves all the hate
I dislike her so much.
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
Dull, bland, and one-dimensional - PerfectImpulseX
Touhou is not a anime.
Y is my loli vampire on this list - BDOG375