Most Overrated Anime Couples

Okay just to make it clear I do not hate all of these couples, most of them are OK for me but these are the ones I deem overrated :P

The Top Ten

1 Sasuke and Sakura - Naruto Sasuke and Sakura - Naruto

Their relationship just doesn't make sense in my opinion. Sasuke tried to kill Sakura several times, they barely talk to each other, then after the timeskip... BOOM! They are married and they even had a child! Sounds logical? - Goku02

It makes me sick how people can support this abusive relationship. Sakura chases after Sasuke despite him trying to kill her so many times. When Sakura had Sarada, Sasuke ditched her for years, and didn't even kiss her before leaving. Even though I hate Sasuke, and hate Sakura even more than that, this is a horrible relationship.

How can a relationship so bad developed to have so many fans. Where people see inspiring romantic feelings in these characters to be able to ship them. Their relationship it's awfully presented and especially concluded. I can understand to ship it at the beginning of the manga, hoping that Sasuke changed, but after Sasuke's awful treatment of Sakura, and Sakura's docility towards all the Sasuke's actions, and a marriage with Sasuke gone most of the time, I don't understand how people can still like it. Where is the charm.

He KILLED her so many times and she kept begging him to like her so he came in her once and then left her as a single mom. Poor child didn't know her own father.

2 Luffy and Nami - One Piece

Their dynamic is that of an older sister taking care of her unwary brother, and Luffy protecting her as he always do with all the persons that are important to him. I'm unable to see romantic feelings between them.

One word: delusional. You can like it but stop trying to make up lame arguments and make it seem as though it's so obvious or canon, it's not.

They seem like friends to me... : P I'd prefer Luffy either single or paired up with Hancock. - Goku02

This pairing's fans think Oda is giving hints of the pairing in colourspreads, movies, parallels, merchandising, and practically in every One Piece thing. But they see everything through shipper googgles, as shippers usually do, and, as Luffy is the main character and Nami the main female, and so they appear a lot together, but nothing really romantic, they even think that it's a sure thing that they are going to be canon. This is what happens when people like a pairing but it doesn't have any real romance, so people need to find the "romance" in the most ridiculous things

3 Ash and Serena - Pokemon Ash and Serena - Pokemon

I just can't stand this shipping, people are claiming that Ash kissing Serena makes it truly canon, when it is not, while Serena loves Ash, Ash doesn't love her back. Ash and Serena met each other when they were at Camp when Serena hurt her leg after being knocked down by a Poliwag, and then Ash helped her get back, and Serena remembered that day, and Ash didn't, and at certain occasions, Ash takes Serena out somewhere, in one episode, he gave Serena a ribbon, and once she lost her 1st Showcase, she cut her hair, and change her appearance, and then wears the ribbon, on and off, she is a little shy when she dares to try and confess her love to Ash, because she didn't want Ash to break her heart, don't tell me that kiss proves that this is a Legit couple, plus in the future, I think Serena would be a Yandere. - TheXGamer

This needs to be in second place after sasuke and sakura

NOT canon. Serena's whole reason for existing as a character was to be used for ship bait.

I like Serena though, she would be better as a character if AmourShipping wasn't even a thing.

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4 Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga - Naruto (Shippuden) Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga - Naruto (Shippuden)

Actually they are not really bad. The chemistry between them is quite good and way better than sasusaku. - gingin_27

I'm laughing because all the negative comments are proof that haters can't read the manga properly.
Yeah how exactly does Naruto ignore hinata when in a crowd full of people cheering for him he is thinking
"Where is Hinata? Is she Watching me? "
"I never knew Hinata was so amazing"
and he keeps calling her strong too.
No one else believed in hinata being strong however Naruto continues to cheer for her because she is strong to him. No one "forces" Naruto to say any of that or feel anything for Hinata he already does.
" A Person like you...I really like! "
His friends like Kiba and sakura recognise his true love for Hinata too. Sakura says
"it's real isn't it? " And he agrees. Meanwhile Kiba teases him for acting tough infront of Hinata after he sees them talking and picks up romantic vibes from it.
Anyways stay jealous Haters bye

I personally want naruto to end up with sakura because reasons

This is not bad but for me shy and genki couple doesn’t match well in my taste

Most overrated anime couple ever, no love chemistry only naruto kun, naruto doesn't give a damn about hinata

5 Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

When some people try to give more importance to Rukia among Ichigo's bonds than even his own family, and try to give reasons because Ichigo can't function without her, they are actually showing an unhealthy and obsessive relationship. Fortunately the manga is not like these people's view.

IchiRuki fans glorify their relationship but the only special thing about it it's that, being a male and a female, there are no romantic feelings, there are many relationships like theirs in other series with that nakama/bro feeling. And their relationship became the same, very repetitive, over time, because Kubo had nothing more to tell about it. In Bleach there are better and more interesting relationships than theirs

Their fans are the worst fandom that I have seen.
There isn't any proof of romantic interest from either character, the author of the manga himself said that there aren't romantic feelings between them, and even so their fans insist that they are right in thinking that Ichigo and Rukia are in love and that Kubo, the author, was going to make them canon, LOL what? And now they insult the author for not writting his story according to their wishes and wrong interpretations. They are really delusional and crazy people.
This happens when people are unable to appreciate relationships for what they are really, in this case, comradeship. If it's not romantic it seems is not worth it for some people.

Its fandom's behavior is absolutely repulsive. Poor Rukia (they don't care about Ichigo at all). She has the worse type of fans.

6 Natsu and Lucy - Fairy Tail Natsu and Lucy - Fairy Tail

I understand that they're cute and all that, but that's just it. Sorry if I offend anyone, but they're pretty shallow in my opinion. Have to say I prefer JeRza and probably GaLe as well. - Goku02

These two should be best friends, not lovers. Sure Lucy blushes around Natsu, but Lucy blushes in front of almost every boy. This ship became the reason why I left Fairy Tail. The fandom is so toxic and any evidence I try to show about how this ship shouldn’t be canon (even though it already is) equals hate comments.

The fandom is really rude.

Is it just me or is Natsu really annoyed at Lucy in the picture

7 Ichigo Kurosaki & Orihime Inoue - Bleach

This ship doesn't make any sense. I feel like Ichigo x Rukia is a much better ship. Unfortunately, this crappy couple became canon.

How can a ship be overrated when it barely has fans though? - Haen

This pairing feels more of a lets slap together two people who are alive, and it always has to be a male with a female... The relationship feels forced rather than natural. If anything, they're nakama.

Rip to this ship that put the final nail on the failed coffin that is bleach.

8 Levi and Eren - Attack on Titan

There's a 19 year age gap. Eren's 15 and Levi's 34. I'm sorry, but that's just gross.

In my opinion (though I've never seen Attack on Titan), I think Eren and Annie are a better couple than this trainwreck ever was. - TheDarkOne_221b

Levi is always saving Eren because Eren can't fight a titan shifter by himself. Even his adopted sister Mikasa has to save him all the time. Armin did too! All Eren does is talk about how he's going to kill all the titans, yet he almost dies doing so. He's all talk and no show. He can't do anything without someone helping him. He couldn't convince Kitz that he wasn't worth getting shot at, he couldn't seal the breach without help, he couldn't stop the female titan by himself twice and ends up getting his own squad killed. Good job 'titan killer'. As far as Levi and Eren go as a couple, it makes no sense. Levi has never shown any romantic feelings towards Eren and Eren is the same. - RoseRedFlower

No reasons to ship these too... it's gross - cana_alberona

9 Kirito and Asuna - Sword Art Online Kirito and Asuna - Sword Art Online

Their relationship wasn't that interesting. Kirito is a bland, emotionless character, and I never understood why Asuna loved him. Asuna was a strong character who didn't need to be saved by anyone, but then she relies on Kirito all of the sudden? It's overrated and forced, because the protagonist ALWAYS needs to fall in love with someone. If Kirito was a developed character, and Asuna never acted like a damsel in distress around him, maybe it could work. It's just stereotypical and boring. It ruined the only character I enjoyed in SAO (Asuna). Not to mention, Kirito always has every girl falling in love with him, and Asuna is just there like "okay cool".

Not only do I think SAO has one of the worst fanbases ever but the couple of Kirito and Asuna is terrible. Asuna constantly relies on Kirito to save her when it's been shown that she can take care of herself. She's totally fine with Kirito having a harem of four girls and never questions Kirito about it. - RoseRedFlower

If Asuna was not in love with Kirito and no Incest (Kirito and his Cousin Suguha), I would've like this anime

Not only overrated but worst pairing in history of anime series. Nothing but forced romance between jesus kun and princess zelda. People are just obsessed with this pairing.

10 Sasuke and Naruto - Naruto Sasuke and Naruto - Naruto

That someone hoped this was canon is so absurd. That a relationship be important in a series doesn't mean that it has to be romantic.

It's too forced with the same repeated flashbacks. All we saw was them bickering and saying rude things then suddenly thry force emotional things with the same 2 flashbacks. Their bond was not believable at all. Naruto is too nice to everyone but sasuke only cares about revenge.
This is a bad and toxic frienship

They are just friends, and, in fact, the supposed deep of their relationship felt little credible, forced, mainly to create drama

Most overrate couple in anime history this is disgusting

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The Contenders

11 Light and Misa - Death Note

How is this actually below NaruHina? NaruHina is uber romantic and sweet and loving and suuportive. right from the start they had so much chemistry in the chuunin exams we see that their stories are connected
This one is absolute trash.

12 Kakashi and Naruto - Naruto
13 Kakashi and Sasuke - Naruto
14 Eren & Mikasa - Attack on Titan Eren & Mikasa - Attack on Titan

As an adopted child myself, the mere idea of me getting with one of my siblings is sickening. I prefer Eren and Annie I think. Or how about this? HE DOESN'T NEED ROMANCE!

I ship this but this is really overrated - MLPFan

You may think that only the Ereri shippers would vote on this. But in my opinion, these two aren’t that much of a pair. Sure, Mikasa has a huge crush on him and will do anything to protect him, but she’s his adopted sister! Mikasa is just a sister to Eren! NOTHING ELSE!

15 Louise and Saito - The Familiar Of Zero

Louise always beated Saito and treated him badly

16 Goku and ChiChi - Dragon Ball (Z)

This couple is terrible but it's not overrated because few people like it. - Goku02

Yeah, I like Goku but not Chi Chi. However, Goku is not a family man nor a loving husband. I understand why he slowly began to know what love was. But neglecting your children and wife multiple times is inexcusable. Then again Chi Chi is always angry and it becomes very frustrating to watch. - RoseRedFlower

I see both sides of Goku's argument to be honest. I still like him but I would like to see some improvement to his father/husband side. One that maybe doesn't involve always saving the world or training. But then again, he's a Saiyan and that's what he's born to do. Maybe they could do something else together. I liked how they were all playing baseball intensely, that was pretty neat. However, I don't see both sides for Chi Chi. She still annoys me and her tricking Goku into marrying her just made me shake my head. - RoseRedFlower

17 Juvia and Gray - Fairy Tail Juvia and Gray - Fairy Tail

The dynamic of Juvia obsessing over Gray is not very appealing. I don't understand its popularity

.. I hate this couple... If Juvia was not annoying, then its cute couple..

Gray is gonna die because he is a traitor

He's not. Guess you're reading Avatar arc huh... Continue reading pass that. - Goku02

I hate this couple! Aghrrr Gruvia -_-

18 Inu Yasha and Kagome - Inu Yasha Inu Yasha and Kagome - Inu Yasha

Yeah, this couple was forced by Rumiko Takahashi.

The fans are rude to kikyo because they want kagome pair up with inuyasha. The heck its not kikyo fault that she is the type inuyasha like duh

Kaguma is annoying

...mary sue

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19 L and Light - Death Note

I don't see why people ship them. They've kicked and punched each other, their goal is to kill each one and L even stated that he was going to get Kira's head. Why are these two so beloved? I get some yaoi couples like Makoto and Haru from Free but Light and L hated each other. Who's going to be in love next? Harry and Draco? Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck? Superman and Lex Luthor? If you're going to OTP, make sure the couple makes sense! - RoseRedFlower

Well, L did think of Light as his first and only friend, so I guess that's why. - Mugi

They are not gay you LGBT fools!

What? This is the first time I've seen this. I'm seriously confused. Is this really here? Did someone actually ship them? - ScarletBlade

Lol, to the comment below me, Harry Draco is a thing, it happened

20 Okita and Kagura - Gintama

Okikagu hard shipper ><

THEY sucks - 911

Why do people love shipping characters that fight each other so much? Okita and Kagura are rivals and will stay so. Their chemistry as rivals and frenemies is so entertaining to watch and their being lovers would completely ruin it. Moreover, Kagura is just 14! - Goku02

They are funny when they fight but there isn't any indication of romantic feelings. Anyhow, it's not a so interesting relationship to have such a large fanbase, especially in Japan.

21 Romeo and Wendy - Fairy Tail

Seriously, is it necessary to pair EVERYONE up? They're just KIDS! - Goku02

It's disgusting there kids

To Goku02, I seriously agree with you.

22 Vegeta and Bulma - Dragon Ball (Z) Vegeta and Bulma - Dragon Ball (Z)

Okay, DBZ is my obvious favourite anime series, and Vegeta and Bulma are both in my top ten favourite anime characters of all time, but this IS overrated. I think many people like this because they're both really likeable characters, not because the couple is good itself. Their moments are mostly fillers ( i.e. when Bulma takes care of Vegeta when he trained too hard ( right before Future Trunks arrived )) and in Dragon Ball Super ( which wasn't created completely by the author ( Yes, he might look through it and all, but the true legendary Dragon Ball series has ended in 1995, accept it )). I mostly read the manga, and their moments are far and few in between. And I'm not trying to say that other DBZ couples are better, hell NO, Vegeta x Bulma is one of the only decent couples in DBZ along with Gohan x Videl and Krillin x Android #18. I LOVE Dragon Ball Z, but it's 100% shounen. The fighting parts are brilliant, but I gotta admit that the romance isn't THAT good, just mediocre at ...more - Goku02

This pairing truly sickens me! Both of them are unlikable as hell, and the worst of them, is a genocidal psycho! I really truly hate it, when people try to romaticize couples like Harlequin and the Joker, who are nothing but abusive and downright misogynist! Vegeta didn't need to be alive after Namek-saga, and Bulma sertainly didn't need him! Trunks was never that important to have around in terms of a story, and did I already say, that SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A CHILD, OF A DANGEROUS MURDERER?! For a love of god, why is this pairing so popular and still alive, I'll never understand!

I am a big shipper of Vegeta / bulma and Gohan / videl and trunks / pan

Vegeta bulma worst couple - Monday23

23 Trunks and Mai - Dragon Ball Super

Mai is even older than Trunks's mom! What...
That being said, I honestly don't mind if they become a couple, just think the creators could have done a better job... - Goku02

I don't ship them because I'm a big shipper of trunks and pan

What are you talking about? She have the same age of Trunks, she is like him a future Character

No. Mai is a character in the original Dragon Ball ( when Goku was a kid ). She, Sho and Pilaf found the 7 dragon balls and wished to be younger or something, which makes her around Trunks's age. Mai's originally about 4 years older than Bulma. - Goku02

24 Tomoya and Nagisa - Clannad

I don't think it's really overrated. They're one of the few couples whose relationship is focused on emotionally than physically. - Mugi

But very cute

25 Ranma Sao-tome and Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2 Ranma Sao-tome and Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2
26 Yato and Hiyori - Noragami

I really like Yato, and Hiyori is not bad a character, but the ship is terrible. Yato is an immortal god, whilst Hiyori is a mortal human, thus it won't work out in the end. Hiyori's decision not to cut her ties with Yato is reasonable since she's grown to care about him and Yukine, but it was actually really selfish if you think about it. By not doing so, Hiyori will be able to be with Yato and Yukine and be happy for the rest of her life, but what about Yato and Yukine? When Hiyori dies, they will be heartbroken for millennia after that. Even if they turned her into a Shinki, she will have no memories of her previous life whatsoever, and if she ever hears another person accidentally calling her real name, she'd turn into an Ayakashi. Not to mention doing so would be very cruel since though she wants to be with Yato and Yukine, it doesn't mean they should snatch her away from her family and friends, because they also love her and will mourn her death. Furthermore, Shinki are souls ...more - Goku02

what - ayumi-oki

27 Zoro and Robin - One Piece

This "couple" (I refuse to call it that) is the worst of the whole One Piece, it has bored me. There are still people who believe that these two have high chances to be together, after all the suggestions that the author gave for a FrankyxRobin. And Zoro is certainly perfect for Tashigi, Logue Town has laid the groundwork and Punk Hazard has continued to track the path. I can't wait for Oda to make canonical real couples once and for all, so that fans will finally realize that for their couple there has never been hope from the beginning.

They are popular because they're hot and have similar personalities, I admit they look good together but there's 0 click between those two, there has never been a pure romantic moment between them so they are indeed overrated. Their fans exagerate things a lot though, A LOT. Also, there's also no such thing as FrankyxRobin, there's no click between them too, probably most of people voting for Zoro and Robin are angry FrankyxRobin shippers, no offense but it's probably true. ODA ALREADY CONFIRMED THAT THERE WILL BE 0 ROMANCE AMONG STRAWHATS. You may ship but stop trying to shove your OTP on people's throat.

I cannot believe this pairing is popular. Zoro and Robin have close to zero interraction. When you come to a point where just standing next to each other is hyped, you know there's not much going on. Zoro was the one who doubted Robin the most during Ernies Lobby. They don't fit. Also, Oda has been throwing hints about FrankyxRobin. Just becausde they are both quite and you like how they look doesn't mean they are a good match. They aren't at all.

Zoro hates this slut

28 Nagisa Shiota and Karma Akabane - Assassination Classroom

Still better than nagisa with that green haired girl - 911

I prefer Nagisa with Kaede, and Karma, maybe with Rio, I guess? - MLPFan

29 Sesshomaru and Rin - InuYasha

How is this not higher on the list she's literally 8 and he very likely sees her as a daughter or little sister

It seems like this couple is quite a lot more popular than it should have, considering the fact that :
1. It's fanon
2. Rin is just a littlegirl, and her and Sesshomaru's relationship is like that of a father and a daughter / an elder brother and little sister.
3. Sesshomaru is about 550 years older than Rin. - Goku02

30 Misaki and Usui - Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

This couple has all the "selling points" of a popular series' top ship - the hot guy, the badass heroine, the UST - but all in all it's not particularly deep or emotionally well-developed. It's not bad per se, just extremely overrated.

31 Yusuke and Keiko - Yu Yu Hakusho

Even the creator hated kikio

32 Ash and Misty - Pokemon

Geez Louise, this boring excuse of a couple is literally ALL the rage. It's also the embodiment of genwunners, so yeah.

Ash and Misty are my favourite couple in Pokemon but I don't watch Pokemon anymore because misty isn't in it anymore but if she returns to Pokemon one day I would watch it
And there was another reason as well misty is my favourite character in Pokemon

33 Laxus and Mirajane - Fairy Tail
34 Nico and Maki - Love Live! School Idol Project

I like this shipping/couple but even I think it's a bit overrated. - PerfectImpulseX

35 Yuki and Yuno - Mirai Nikki

Such an unhealthy relationship. Poor Akise... - Goku02

36 Yukihira Soma and Nakiri Erina - Shokugeki no Soma

I usually respect other people's opinions on ships, but the fandom for this ship is beyond rude.

I could say this is pretty much overrated.

Screw Erina! Soma needs to be with Nikumi! She's the only girl that actually has feelings for him. Soma being with Erina is just way too cliche.

All the angry SoumaxMegumi shippers gathering here

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37 America and England - Hetalia: Axis Powers
38 Osamu Dazai and Chuuya Nakahara - Bungou Stray Dogs

They hate each other till the point they can kill each other but have the deepest bond of trust in entire anime world even though they are rivals. That is what makes this ship so lovable and popular. But I wont go as to say they are overrated, they are only the most popular pairing in Bungou stray dogs. But still tis ship is my fave till the end. All hale to sakoku/double black

What? They are more like rivals! How come does this pairing have so many fans? Not to mention they hate each other. - Goku02

39 Shouto Todoroki and Momo Yaoyorozu - Boku no Hero Academia

How come this ship is so popular? Their relationship is one-sided at best. Momo greatly admires Shouto’s power and may have a crush on him, however Shouto clearly doesn’t see her in a romantic light. He respects her intelligence and charisma, and they’re close friends. It’s funny how people consider his voting for her to be class president hint that he loves her romantically. It just shows that he respects her leadership skills, and since he knows about her insecurity he wants her to be more confident. I consider them really good friends and buddies, not lovers - Goku02

40 Zeref and Mavis - Fairy Tail
41 Karma x Okuda - Assassination Classroom

This ship is insane

I'm very sorry but I hate this ship

They’re good friends, not lovers. They respect each other’s skills and can confide in one another, and they find the other to be the easiest person to talk to of the opposite gender in the class, however that doesn’t mean they’re romantically attractedto each other! - Goku02

Ok, before the Karma x Okuda fankids flame me for adding their OTP to this list, I'll be honest here:

I can't really see them as an actual ship. Karma said that Okuda was the easiest girl to talk to but seriously people? So If I were to say I found this guy at class as the easiest guy to talk to even I have no feelings for him, It instantly means we're In love. I also always believed that Karma would be the kind of guy who might like a girl who acts like him (I don't know whether this is true, but this is just my own opinion because of course we'd love to have someone with similar traits like us for a lover, in general). And If this is true, he'd be more of a Rio match. Heck I ship Karma with Rio a lot more, but It's unfairly underrated (If they can't make It canon, I wanna see them torment more people together because they both love tormenting others)

This post truly voiced my reasons: ...more - MLPFan

42 Shinji and Asuka - Evangelion Franchise Shinji and Asuka - Evangelion Franchise

Can someone change the picture?! It felt so awkward - MLPFan

Ugh. I'm sick of Shinji/Asuka.

43 Dan and Runo - Bakugan Battle Brawlers
44 Risa and Otani - Lovely Complex
45 Ash and Dawn - Pokemon Ash and Dawn - Pokemon

Underrated ship, advanceshipping is more overrated than this.

46 Ace and Mira - Bakugan
47 Pan and Trunks - Dragon Ball

Eewww pan is 10 while trunks is 23, f...king pedeo.

48 Ebato Sanae & Hanabi Yasuraoka - Kuzu no Honkai

It's not because Ebato is "LESBIAAAN" that she have the right to sexually harass Hanabi. God when people wanted that Hanabi get back to Ebato after a heartbreak... this girl just want to possess her. It's not love. She's disgusting really. - TopiTaupe

49 Brock and Temacu - Pokemon
50 Ranma Satome and Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2
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