Most Overrated Animes

The Top Ten
1 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

You can't call it a romance or an action anime, it really has potential to be a good one, but there are barely any action moments. They try to make Asuna a tsundere girl because they didn't really agree on stuff at first, but she is actually a sweet hardworking kind of girl.

And, there were too many time smile, like not an hour or two ones, it's like a year or two for each of them! So there weren't any KiriSuna moments before they kissed, so the audience didn't get to see their relationship develop..

Furthermore, there was only a single couple in the whole SAO, if you don't count super minor ships like Leafa x Recon.

They're are also more 16+

I can kind of see how Sworld Art Online is #1, with its immense and polarized base of viewers. Quite possibly, you could say that it doesn't deserve the attention it gets, but SAO isn't one of the most popular animes for nothing.
Yeah, the characters weren't interesting until the second season, the pacing is quite bad in the first arc (even I, an SAO fanboy facepalmed when they skipped 20 floors from Ep. 2 to Ep. 3), but you can't deny there is an underlying sense of charm to this anime. It's the perfect introduction to the world of anim for someone who's only watched flat and barren western cartoons. It's not as deep as say Death Note, but it's enough for any Nickelodeon or Pixar fan to begin scratching their head.
Even if the characters aren't particularly developed, their actions and personalities still lead to the viewer actually having to think, unlike in any western cartoon where we're essentially told in the most blatant way possible why someone acts the way they does. In ...more

Sword Art Online is probably one of the worst anime’s that I have seen. Every girl has a crush on Kirito and he is just so plain. There is so much fan service for Asuna and she is just annoying too. This show is just too overrated.

Despite it's incredible animation, action sequences and "' amazing" music, the series has some terrible faults. The anime started off well with it's thrilling plot and interesting characters, but after awhile the series became what action anime fans hoped it would not become; a harem romance series with a worthless protagonist. The series could have definitely been longer, and while fans watched the few episodes it did have, he had to watch Kirito getting hit on by girls even though he only used them to make himself stronger. We also had to painfully bare watching Asuna turn into a strong and independent heroin from the first boss fight into a damsel-in-distress who can do nothing without Kirito. In other words, what could have become an incredible and long action series turned into a typical harem anime where every girl around Kirito (even his own sister) fell for him, even though he is a useless and heartless douchebag.

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

Naruto is one of those anime that are extremely loved and extremely hated at the same time. And also most of the arguments from both the groups that hate and love this anime are wrong.
Some not all people that love this anime says that it's the best anime and that there's no anime better than this, when there actually are a lot of anime that are better than this and it's not the perfect and best anime because it has a lot a lot of faults in it.
And then some people not all that hate this anime says that this anime is trash, crap and the worst anime possible when it actually isn't trash at all, it actually really has a good story that you'll enjoy if you haven't seen any spoilers of it.
But yeah it definitely is an anime that every anime fan should see without fillers.

Naruto is somewhat overrated but also extremely over-hated. It (especially Shippuden) seriously has some of the best writing and fights in shonen anime. Look at the writing of characters like Itachi, Madara, Nagato and even Naruto himself. They all have some purpose behind what they do even though what they're doing may seem really bad. I even started to sympathise with Nagato by the end of his and Naruto's fight. You know the writing must be good if you sympathise with a mass murdering villain who is after the main protagonist.

I also don't understand the filler episode argument. If you don't like watching filler episodes, just skip them? You're not missing any main story if you do.

The first season of Naruto started out extremely well. Each of the characters had something driving them to become a powerful ninja, especially Naruto who overcome many strong enemies even though he was completely alone in the beginning. What makes this anime so overrated nowadays is how bad Naruto has become after the first season. The fillers in the anime are completely unnecessary, and the vibe you got from the character development in the first season simply isn't there anymore. Yet fan boys still want to love this series since Naruto was their childhood and the anime that started it off for them, and they can't bare to have their childhood ruined.

Naruto is empty of any deeper meaning. It's a story about Kishimoto's self-insert feeling entitled to things like the Hokage seat and Sasuke's attention and being incredibly needy for validation. Everyone has to kiss Naruto's ass. Naruto listens to the villains woes only to make it about himself and has no ideas how to change the system and only ever talks about his feelings. Naruto turns out to be the child of prophecy, from a respected clan and the son of the Hokage. He's NOT an underdog. He's so talented he manages to learn forbidden jutsu in less than a day. He learned Rasengan faster than the geniuses before him! In the end Naruto is about becoming a tool to the ninja system, shaming victims of the system and enduring oppression. NOTHING is changed in the end, Naruto turns out to be a liar and conformist.

3 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

This show is just one long commercial. They even go so far as to have the main character do things which goes against his beliefs. During a saga you hear Ash talk about his pokemon being friends and they're a team. After Ash loses in the league he kicks his friends/teammates to the curb and goes get new ones of the same type. It'll be like if Yugi set his deck on fire or if Valt destroys his bey because their bored. Ash is a marketing slave.

I really hate how Ash has been in the series for 24 YEARS and is still TEN! Also the fact that he does not win any Pokemon Leagues is anti-climatic, because that basically says hard work never pays off. They need to be faithful to the games and have less filler. That way there can actually be a plot.

I'm surprised Sword Art Online is above Pokemon now. If anything, Pokemon is more overrated for many reasons. Why? First off, the anime focuses too much on Ash doing the same acts over and over again, ranging from helping a friend he just met to always blasting Team Rocket off into the sky, which can get pretty annoying and boring over time and feels more like a filler episode rather than contributing to the main plot. Second, the main character is the worst. Ash is supposed to be that one underrated protagonist who is supposed to lose when he doesn't try and win when he does try, but ultimately became flatter as the series progressed when all his hard work is actually for nothing in the Pokemon League due to the writers. Third, the nostalgia is not what it used to be. Before, it was supposed to give you that 90's feel and the same feeling you have if you played the games or trading card games, but now it feels like watching SpongeBob. Finally, the new voice actors for the English dub ...more

How is Sword Art Online any higher than this? That anime might be insanely loved, but it's also insanely hated at the same time. This? Mostly just the former, despite being of obviously lower quality. Besides it's about as unoriginal and oversaturated as it can get. It gets especially obvious when you realize that "Ash" is lithuanian for "me". AKA, his name is basically ego.

4 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

How is this a OVERRATTED anime?! Fairy Tail is the best, and the story plot actually is suspenseful. "It's overrated!" "Ugh... It makes no sense" "It's dumb, idiotic, stupid..."
Dude, if you think FAIRY TAIL is overrated, then I don't know what kind of anime you like.

Okay someone have gone to far with the SAO thing saying that it's better than Fairy Tail because it not. If you watch the Anime America review of SAO you will get what I am saying. Also the fan service I know the fan service is in the show but there a little in dragon ball franchise (actually a lot in dragon ball) and there other show but I watched Harem with more fan service then this. And last the Power of friendship. I know the power of friendship is boring but when you grow over the years you seem to forgot friendship along the way too. That's why they remind you and it kinda cool and easy that everyone can have this power.

I actually enjoyed this series for the first season (and I did end up watching the whole series, and later the manga), but in season 2 you start realizing the fan service. And by god is there a lot. Not that there was not any during the first season (Lucy's clothes would still sometimes fall off) but it got way more noticable as the series went on. Like the first and second episode of season 2. It is pointless filler but they discuss ships, these episodes sucked. You also start realizing the fact that Erza's clothes start getting more elabrate.

Have any of you guys read the ending to the manga, Lucy's clothes came off like 15 times for next to no reason.

I don't want to come off as offensive, but franky, Fairy Tail is for idiots. Here's why: Lucy is supposed to be the protagonist, and yet she's only used for fanservice. Natsu is supposed to be the main character, and he has no character development whatsoever. He has no goal (finding Igneel is a wish, not a goal, because he doesn't and can't do anything to accomplish his goal/wish), he doesn't become stronger throughout the series (all he ever got were temporary buffs such as Etherion or Jellal's flame), and he doesn't mature either. Cognitively, emotionally, and sexually, he's the same person in chapter 400+ as he is in chapter 1.

5 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

Attack On Titan is all the rave nowadays. People love the new style of animation and "Code Geass' like story-line it has to offer (Code Geass as in you can't really see anything coming). Yet the anime is overly praised by it's fans since the series still has some major faults. For starters, there is too much dialogue in the series. I felt like I was looking at a visual novel instead of an action series, and I knew that even though the camera was panned on people talking, there was obviously something else going on that would be so much more fun to watch. Also, the protagonist Eren Jaeger is completely useless. He's a German kid constantly ranting off about how he wants to eliminate an entire race of beings and encourages his allies to stand strong against the enemy since they're number one (remind you of anyone). There's a lot they can change in this series to make it better, and hopefully in Season 2 it does get better.

It's not an exaggeration to say that nothing significant happens the entire series. The characters are all awful, there's no development of any kind, the story is practically non-existent, the pacing is an absolute mess, and it really isn't as intense or action packed as people say it is. The only reason people think attack on titan is intense is because of its opening, which isn't bad but entirely misleading. It labels the show as an intense revenge story but in reality its just a crappy drama. And on a side note, you know a series has issues when the only somewhat likable character's thing is that she likes potatoes, that's just sad. Attack on titan had a pretty good starting concept but then the author just butchered it in every way he possibly could.

Now I can understand why Sword Art Online is at number 4, but Attack on Titan is definitely well-deserving of number 5! People say it is not overrated and it is the best anime they have ever seen even though it's only the first anime most people have watched! I felt the same way too. It was one of my first anime that I got so hyped for, but even though the anime was really good, it didn't live up to the hype that I got from so many fans. Not even Sword Art Online had as much hype as this anime, because at least Sword Art Online has an overwhelming division of lovers and haters. But as for Attack on Titan, more people love it while less people hate it! Attack on Titan is no different than Sword Art Online and I saw it as no surprise when the live-action movies were so negatively received and the Junior High special was panned by anime fans who thought Production I.G. wasted so much time on a chibi spin-off when they could be making Season 2! Seriously, and now Hajime Isayama is trying ...more

A okay anime (I'm reading manga though), but when I started to watch it, the only main talk was about Mikasa... Like seriously?! Never stop putting her in a pedestal and heck, they didn't even actually cared for the whole plot just babbled on how "hot", badass, and she was, the next Humanity Strongest Soldier, yada yada...

I don't mind if a series got a strong female lead, but she's not even near to a decent character to begin with (as if the rest of the cast would be decently developed) and well the only thing that keeps me following the manga is the Titan trio and their reasons to wipe out mankind...

6 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

Okay, this is really annoying. The show is basically on going even still, which needs to end because there is a limit to how strong someone can become.

The only reason why this overrated trash isn't any higher on the list than this, is because of the nostalgia-blinded fans, who desperately try to defend this appalling mess as the "best anime ever". Which it surely is, to anyone seen less than 20 other animes - all of them being shonen! Popularity, does not equal quality - it's just the lowest common denominator talking. Try watching this garbage today, preferably after watching some of the more groundbreaking works animated works, such as anything from Studio Chibli, HunterXHunter, FMA:B, Madoka Magica, Assassination Classroom, Yu Yu Hakusho, Death Note and many, many more, and I guarantee that you won't be able to watch this ever again, without a cringe! Granted, show specifically aimed fo the lowest common denominator has it's fans, but luckily, I'm not one of them.

It deserves the 1st place in my opinion.It has a lot of action.Every lover of fights and adveunture would like it so does Pokemon.

I'm really not too big a fan of this anime. I think that a lot of the hype still going on about it has a lot more to do with nostalgia rather than the show actually being well put together. The fact is that there are much better and more well rounded shows out there than this one, and a lot of the praise for this show is pretty un-merited.

7 Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

Lol this should have been in the top 3

DBZ? Naruto? As overrated as these anime are I do get their appeal. But Bnha? I don't see anything so good and appealing about this series. Crybaby Deku is pretty much superman shinji ikari. Such a bland and boring protagonist. Todoroki is just sasuke 2.0. Uraraka is just like every anime girl ever. League of villains? Lol. Even Every Villain is Lemons from Spongebob are more interesting than them. Story isn't really much interesting either. So are the fights. There's only one word for me to describe this: GENERIC. And yet it won first place in characters, fights, etc. in some crunchyroll awards? Lol what a joke. They could have easily picked better ones. If you ask me even the big 4 anime (naruto dbz op bleach) deserve those spots

The fanbase is both stupid and insane, they literally turn a blind eye to bad writing, they just like this for the girls and pretty boys and nothing else, and they have QUITE an intense hateboner for Mineta, I never seen any anime character with haters THAT messed up like come on he's no worse than Sanji he's just a comic relief, no even Naruto and One Piece fans are that bad. This series fanbase is worser than the sonic fanbase.

Fans of this anime LOVE to shove this anime down people's throats to the point I even LIKED this anime at one point. I don't even know HOW I even started liking this garbage! Deku is a character that is there to make fun of people with the zodiac known as cancer, he doesn't even stick up for himself after being bullied, and just sits there and cries when he is in HIGH SCHOOL! Yes I am a cancer and I do cry easily but I also defend myself. Now Bakugo is just an ableist mary sue bully that people have a CRUSH ON! It is unhealthy to crush on a bully, and trust me, I had a crush on him too, but I realized it's unhealthy so I stopped liking him. Now I just don't like this anime at all but I do have 3 Naruto husbandos:
Itachi Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

This series was just way too overrated. The fandom is really toxic and they hate on characters because of a ship. Fans would force the creator to make there ships canon. But fans don’t even talk about the storyline. The storyline wasn’t even good at all. The anime is just plain fan service.

8 One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.

I have watched one piece anime completely and my opinion of this anime is that, first of all character development is very poor in OP and the main character Luffy acts like an annoying child. The story is just plain and boring. Music throughout the anime sucks completely. The animation of the characters could have been much better. No catchy lines or punching dialogs. The powers of many of the characters looks overrated. Still there are many flaws in this anime. One piece fan boys were bragging that this was the best anime ever made, so I decided to watch it and I couldn't watch more than 400 episodes but some people told me that it gets really good after 400 episodes so I watched the entire anime and I was extremely disappointed and I was annoyed for wasting my time. Bottom line is one piece is the most OVERRATED ANIME.

I absolutely loved this show when it first aired in the 90s. Back then, it was something special. I can't say the same for it now. I have to agree with many people that it has become so tedious, long and boring and is loaded with too many fillers. It really has overstayed it's welcome. I mean, this show is turning 20, and it STILL isn't over yet! I used to be a huge fan of this show, but the pacing and lack of good story and character development has become so ridiculous that I've lost interest in this show. What happened? This show used to be fantastic, now it's just become like any other generic shounen anime out there. Just please end it.

This manga has about 80 volumes. Naruto has 72. Naruto is basically half canon, half filler. Naruto I think has about 350 canon episodes. One piece does t even have 100 fillers episodes. Yet it has about two hundred more canon! How does 8 volumes equal 200 episodes? Well...in one piece logic it kinda makes sense. One Piece is the slowest pacing anime of all time. Has a few sagas with about 5 unneeded arcs. The anime would've been perfectly if it ended at Marineford. To be honest, why do people watch this anime? Luffy in 4th gear makes him look like a bear and an ape has sexual course. They really just need to stop this anime now. It's not good anymore

I watched quite a lot of One Piece, around 400 episodes. The pacing is very slow and most of the characters are mostly very stereotypical and predictable, however, it does have some good story, the idea of special fruit that gives you powers is quite interesting but the story developing with over half a thousand episodes and most of the characters being uninteresting and very basic made me quit. By the people who watch or read it regularly it is extremely overrated, but isn't bad only mediocre at best.

9 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after ...read more.

As much as I want to watch One Punch Man, there's one thing I have to get off my chest. One Punch Man is so overrated! One Punch Man is pretty much what everyone talks about these days. To start off, the art for One Punch Man isn't even that good and disappointing considering it's animated by Madhouse. Second, the troll MC known as Saitama is just aggravating. His fanbase is just as annoying as Goku's fanbase. Third, the anime doesn't even have a legitimate plot from the looks of it. Fourth, the characters look generic as hell and even Kirito's SAO outfit looks even more original than Saitama's outfit. All in all, One Punch Man gets too much hype. Oh, and one more thing: I honestly think Sword Art Online is better than One Punch Man (hides in a bunker from the OPM fanbase).

The biggest problem with this anime is that people consider it to be the best anime ever, when really, the original manga author only made the series as a JOKE to MOCK other shonen anime for laughs. It is just a parody, not the greatest thing ever since sliced bread. Still good anime, but the amount of people that once had an actual anime series that weren't meant to be jokes as their favorite be replaced by anime series that WAS MEANT TO BE A JOKE is mind-boggling.

Guys this is a good anime it's beyond good I cannot describe in words. It's humorous that's why I watch and the season 2 in my opinion is good.

I actually only voted because I wanted to say that, although one punch man is a joke, it does have some interesting themes, theories and philosophies, but above anything one punch man has amazing visuals, and does have decent jokes. So what if it is a joke anime, a joke anime can still be good, and be more funny than then some supposed depressing shows are depressing. You can not judge the quality of something immediately because it is a joke anime and think that some terrible anime deserves more recognition because it is serious. Sure because it is a joke anime it might bring limits to how good it can be, but that does not mean it does instantly not good or does not deserve recognition.

10 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki.

I like this show but the fans act like it's amazing and holy and they think sailor moon sucks. Bruh without Sailor Moon Magical girl anime wouldn't be as popular. People act like it's the first magical girl anime to be dark it actually isn't it was actually revolutionary girl utena witch came out 1997. Now about the 'it's looks cute but it actually isn't' thing they think Madoka magica does it the best but I dunno I feel like Gakkou Gurashi does his job a lot better.

I have to give it points for being more interesting than most magical girl shows, but I thought it would actually explore human psychology. Nope. If you want to write an anime about human minds and karma and stuff, give the characters some personality. Mami just whines and then dies. Sayaka cares about almost nothing but her boyfriend and does an unrealistic 180-degree turn in personality. Madoka is just a generic happy-go-lucky morally black and white "shy, sweet girl". Homura would be a much better protagonist.

Second of all, the whole "plot twist" thing. If the entire show was spent explaining how useless the magic of friendship is, why does the problem just solve itself after so many episodes of struggling? If the show is about how stupid human beings are, why does Madoka become god just like that?

The characters are damsels in distress. They're woobies. They're being murdered over and over so you can feel bad for them, so you can be surprised when the Deus Ex ...more

I actually really like this show for refreshing the genre, but it is by no means as perfect as people seem to think. It's unique, yeah, but really only achieves the bare minimum needed for that title. There are so many more things that I am curious about in their universe. What are the witch's backstories? What does Kyubey's species really look like? We know many famous people from the past were magical girls, what was the experience like for them?
There is character development, of course. But the show fails at the number one thing that makes or breaks a magical girl anime (in my opinion)-whether the characters are interesting without magic. in my opinion there isn't enough scenes that show their ordinary life, ambitions, and hobbies-just endless suffering and dying. Especially Homura, every other character can function on their own yet pretty much Homura's entire personality is built around Madoka.

Also stop trash talking traditional magical girl shows to make Madoka look ...more

I thought it would be a good anime due to all the hype it received, but upon watching it, I realized what an absolute train wreck it was. It had extremely bland, poorly written characters, lack of character development, bad pacing, and it suddenly solves the biggest problem of the entire series only 4 episodes after introducing it with a ridiculous amount of ease as if it was never a threat to begin with. I would go into detail with each of these, but that would take too long.

The Contenders
11 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

Yeah I watched a sailor Moon and I think all the hype it gets is actually well rounded. Everyone always talks about how its cringey or not worth it but a lot of shows wouldn't exist if it hadn't come along(ex-magica Madoka, princess tutu, and lots of others). It's a classic and there's a reason no ones forgot about it in 20+ years. And hey, don't judge it off it 90s dub counterpart cause that's not the original. It's an influential magical girl show that paved the way for other great magical girl shows to come in the following years. Just give the original a try and you'll will probably find a couple things you admire about it🙂

I don't know why, but I was never interested in Sailor Moon. The whole reason I tried it was because I wanted to see why people liked it so much. Once I tried it, I hated it. It's overhyped, stereotypical, and bland. I mean even that crappy Winx Club show is better than this.

I cannot stand this show. why does monster high get so much hate because of this disgusting disgrace of anime. Sailor mercury and Chibi-usa are the least bad in this show but if their was a poll saying that which girl power show is better I would choose monster high.

I don't know why this show became such a global phenomenon. Seriously, teenage girls transforming into sailors is appealing? And do NOT search up rule 34 of it. It started out the whole "kawaii moe magical girl" type shows that are WAY to common in modern anime!

12 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

I was going to vote Naruto or Bleach but then I remembered they were at least good at a point, contrarily to Tokyo Ghoul, which was boring right from the start.

I never understood what was so good about this series. Seems to me that people like it just because it has (ridiculous) gore in it.

I also dislike that it's tagged as horror, when in truth it's far from that, and the author even has the nerve to try and make the readers sympathize with the cannibals. I definitely wasn't hoping for that when I tried watching this series. Meh

Dude, it's just as overrated as Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online these days. Now I love both Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online, but I can't stop them from being considered overrated. Tokyo Ghoul becomes too edgy and strays off from the original manga content in Season 2. Studio Pierrot is a good studio, but it should not try to give Tokyo Ghoul the Naruto treatment.

It's definitely overrated. I love this series a lot, but I'll admit it has some huge flaws (inconsistency characters, EXTREMELY BAD character development, skipping major plot points, pacing of the story went from slow to extremely fast by the end of the first season, and so on), and I can definitely see how it's overrated and I can also see why people hate it.

Just an edgy shonen anime that's all. Parasyte -the maxim- deserves way more praise considering its manga came first before Tokyo Ghoul. We're talking the 1980's, because that's when Parasyte first started as a manga. So Tokyo Ghoul is more of the ripoff than Parasyte. It just came out an anime before Parasyte had an anime adaptation. Even the author of Tokyo Ghoul was inspired by Parasyte.

13 Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

This anime deserves the ranking. For me this is very good. It's not the best anime ever made, but many people like it. The plot is not unique but it's not common.

Naruto Shippuden is perfect the 1st part was good too but when you add this it makes it even better I started crying when I thought Naruto was going too die but he lived it made me so happy I thought it was perfect I watched it 6 times in a row I'm on my 7th time now!

I agree completely. And what annoys me the most is that it could've been so much better. It had such great potential.

Naruto was a great anime but Naruto Shippuden makes it even greater it contains epic storylines

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

One of the reasons why Sonic X is incredibly overrated is how Amy Rose was portrayed in Sonic X (the worst part is that she furiously accused someone who is way stronger and better than her for forcing her to do what he wanted). So if you hate a show, you suddenly like a show, BlueTopazIneVanilla? Choke on a bone, Daviddizor. Amy Rose sucked in Sonic X and you know it!

Overrated means way too popular. And since no one likes this in the first place, this can't be considered overrated, so stop saying that sonic x is horrible in a list about overrated anime. This isn't Top ten worst anime of all time. Also, I would consider this more underrated than overrated.

This isn't even an anime. Though there were way too many fans who recolored screenshots of the show to pass it as their own 'original' art. However I do agree that (mostly in the English version) the storyline and voice acting wasn't all that great.

It would be good without Chris. Yes, Sega, you may need to change the plot altogether now.

15 Akame ga Kill! Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

I'm not saying I hate this series, but this anime series does have its flaws too. When I saw the first two Night Raid deaths, they were quite shocking and I felt kind of sad they had to go away. But as more deaths started coming and comic relief ruined the emotional impact right after, it just started getting annoying. Plus, I kind of have to take off points from Akame's character since she uses elements of moe (although she is still a badass). Plus, they rushed the story and made up an unsatisfactory ending even though the manga was still going. Not to mention the last few deaths in the series were absurd and deserved more. If only more characters lived, I would have been okay with the ending. However, due to lack of emotional impact and plot issues, I feel like Sword Art Online was not as bad as what Akame ga Kill! did by just killing off characters without giving them much needed development.

This anime tries so hard to be mature when its character deaths are almost completely meaningless due to the lackluster comic relief the anime tries to rely so much on. Not to mention Tatsumi looks like he was literally designed to be a generic shonen protagonist. Also, the ending was rushed and sucked despite the Revolutionary Army winning the revolution. And it was a face palm in the face when Najenda wasn't even the one who fought Esdeath in the final battle! Because everyone loves Akame, don't they? And she is a good character too! But making her go up against Esdeath even though they never developed a rivalry was just cringey to think about.

Let's face it. No matter how much we love a show, that won't save it from being overrated. Sure, I love Sword Art Online and Attack on Titan, but I have enough humility to acknowledge that they are overrated. Unfortunately, Akame ga Kill! is one of those shows as well. I may love the show, but there is no denying it is overrated. Plus, let's face it. It's just another generic shonen anime series, though I still love it.

I'm not saying it's bad. It's great, but unfortunately, it is kind of overrated as well. Great, but overrated. There is a huge difference between being overrated and great. It's a great anime, but let's face it. It's just as overrated as other anime series.

16 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

Nudity + Gore + Child abuse + Bland, cliche, and annoying characters = This anime.

I tired to like this show but it ended up being a godawful gore fest among corpse party

It's official. I'm the first person to ever call Elfwn Lied overrated ever.

Shock value. That's all. Nothing really worth watching here.

17 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. ...read more.

I feel like a lot of people call Bleach overrated trash is because they hear it has a lot of filler but in reality it's only 45% filler while both seasons of Naruto Have almost the same amount of filler. The first season is 41% filler while shippuden has 43%. Also Bleach's filler is actually good.

Bleach focuses on developing characters and important lessons like friendship and pride. Even with so many fillers, the anime is still intriguing and is always leaving me at the edge of my seat! Their personalities are so much more exciting than any other anime!

The beginning was good, then everything went downhill, not even Kon could make up for it. And why the hell would everyone risk their lives to save someone so annoying as Rukia?! In the end it felt it wasn't worth it at all.

Way too much filler with uninteresting characters. Felt like they were trying to rip off Naruto. Naruto is so much better though, the characters are relatable and it has some amazing, tragic plot twists.

18 Hetalia

How is Hetalia overrated? For one thing, it really helps me remember and get interested in history. In fact, it's great for studying as you'd remember entertaining things easier. Sure, it may display it in humorous way, but that's why people love it. It's more underrated, each character is lovable and each country has a personality for themselves that make up the world. This show is helpful, enjoyable, and hilarious. It also isn't extremely time consuming, but you'd find yourself swept away with the episodes. The fandom is also quite wacky, but the fandom is no reason to hate the show either.

I don't think this anime should be on the list either, just as everyone who commented here said so. But I think we should just appreciate the fact that it isn't any higher on the list. After all, it was only 2% of people who said that this anime was overrated, which honestly surprised me. I was expecting a LOT more hate, since that's one thing this anime is definitely familiar with.

But yeah, Hetalia doesn't receive much hate anymore, which is something I think we should start appreciating.

It's a good show about WWI and WWII, which is a hard subject to approach especially as a comedy and even more so in Japan where the subject is a bit censored. There may be some parts of history cut out, other parts inaccurate but I doubt that the author was a historian. Even if it made history more interesting, for these reasons, hetalia shouldn't replace history class nor be the holy grail of education.

Hetalia isn't overrated! I know it has a crazy fan base and all, but it's actually really good! It's funny and interesting! It's not a boring and serious anime where you have to make sure you catch up with every episode, it's just like a mini series. It deserves more love and I despise it when it gets hate for "ruining history class".

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

I like this series, but what I don't like is how people ALWAYS use it as an excuse to hate Pokemon. "Pokemon is always the same" isn't completely untrue, but it is indeed exaggerated. I don't think pokemon should be on this list.M For whatever reason, I enjoy it more than Digimon, and please do not ask me why. I have no idea why. I just do.

HOWEVER, Digimon DOES INDEED have MUCH MORE PLOT PROGRESSION than Pokemon and a more mature story (although pokemon xyz story is surprisingly dark once you get to episodes 39-43, the climax of the season and one of the most well written moments I've seen. pokemon isn't very good writing wise but wow those episodes were amazing in my opinion! ). Overall, Digimon doesn't deserve to be on this list either.

honestly, this list is way to hateful. Pretty much every anime in the top five is a good show.

I love this show so much. but stop watching it after the 4th season. when they literally turned it into a Kamen Rider. 5th season was decent but after that is horrible

The worst part is when the tri series was out. We are here for the original 8 but they added too much new characters & they are super boring. Even the original kids seems too lost their personalities too... Poorly executed plot twist & unnecessarily depressing. The only exciting thing about this season is the Mega evolution...

Pokemon may surpass Digimon in video games and trading card games, but compared to anime, Digimon is better than Pokemon in anime. Plus, watch the latest Death Battle of Pokemon vs Digimon and you'll like Digimon more, albeit a nostalgia kick in your childhood.

I grew up watching digimon because I had the digimon virtual keychain pet. Pokemon was already too deep into the story so I never bothered catching up with it. I really enjoyed digimon but I literally had no friends because everyone was obsessed with Pokemon.

20 Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted ...read more.

I think the only reason I cried while watching this anime was cause of that dango song. I heard the song way before watching the actual anime and even before watching the anime I cried listening to the song. It tugs my heartstrings. This song absolutely kills me, it has that happy family vibe but also gives you such an empty feeling. I like this anime but it really is overrated because people keep telling you to watch it for the ending, and how sad it is. The people who recommend this anime only praise the fact that it made them cry and nothing else. Honestly this anime gets recommended because people who cried watching this wants to share the pain with everyone else, and treats people who didn't cry while watching this like they're some sort of monsters.

Everyone says it's sad. Can't they have meaningful deaths? Like if they do something really great but they die in the process? I can't go to "Top ten saddest anime" or "Top ten saddest deaths" or "Top ten saddest anime soundtracks" without seeing Clannad. I'm sick of it.

The only way this anime could ever be enjoyable was if it was the first romance anime you EVER watched. That, or you were a sexually starved teenager who never had a girlfriend... Which I sadly was at the time I thought this was a good anime...

Sure it has gotten popular over the years, But this is one show that I honestly think deserved it. I cried 10 years ago when I watched this series and I still get feels 10 years later. I'm a Shonen Battle type series guy so this was a different change and it was nice.

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

I can understand why people say it's overrated. If the card game is not your thing, you won't like the show, is that simple. I don't think I'm the only fan who says "it's so bad it's good". Kaiba is just badass (that "screw the rules I have money" attitude). Joey is very funny and a good duelist as well (you gotta love the underdog). And the pharaoh... well, let's just say "the heart of the cards" leads him to victory every single time (*cough*cheater*cough*). As for the bad guys, Pegasus and Yami Bakura were the only good villains. Yami Marik could have been good if his duel with the pharaoh wasn't so full of made up cards with ridiculous effects. Noah and Dartz were filler and Jieg was a failure.

After Duel Monsters everything went downhill (the show and the card game). GX is so-so. Zane was cool, but the impossible ways Jaden got away from a sure loss ruined the show. 5D's has Yusei, a stick in the mud who's not likeable at all. Xezal has ...more

The original is pretty good. Best villains and (obviously) most original.

GX had the worst plot, but the duels were fantastic.

5ds was amazing in the first half, but then turned into filler madness.

Zexal had a horrendous first half, the second half was alright. Best animation by far.

Arc-V is easily my favorite. The plot is golden. The animation is cringe worthy at times, though.

I watched like maybe 12 episodes and it was stupid. I mean I had just got done watching naruto. I mean naruto or yugioh? OH I don't KNOW! NARUTO! Oof now I want to chop some apples with a katana. But anyways I don’t like yugioh.

What,this is a show about a card game! A card game! Why would anyone watch a show about a card game! I don't know why,but the concept of it is so stupid.

22 Log Horizon Log Horizon is a Japanese novel series written by Mamare Touno and illustrated by Kazuhiro Hara, published by Enterbrain in Japan since 2011. Yen Press began publishing the novels in English translation in 2015. ...read more.

I'm surprised a lot of people say Log Horizon is vastly underrated. While it's true it will never be as overrated as Sword Art Online, Log Horizon is definitely guilty of being overrated as well. The anime series has blandly drawn characters, bland animation, bland setting, and finally, Akatsuki being the victim of moe. It's like it resembles more of cough*.hack*cough than Sword Art Online does. While it is true Log Horizon may have better writing and better character development, Sword Art Online had better production values than Log Horizon. It's no wonder Sword Art Online is more popular and considered overrated. Meanwhile, Reki Kawahara is stepping up his game for Sword Art Online as he is improving from his flaws from the first arcs of Sword Art Online and has better written his later volumes for his light novel series.

I'm impressed. Everyone saying Log Horizon is boring is shown to have watched up to season 2. Yep, makes sense.
Also, Log Horizon is definitely better than SAO. Shiroe is a lot better than Kirito, Akatsuki a lot better than Asuna.
And going by logic, this anime is not overrated. Sure, it sucks, but if no one likes it, you can't say it is overrated.

Shiroe is just another Mary Sue trying to be better than Kirito. Shiroe may be more well-written and complex, but let's face it. The Villain Behind Glasses is just a generic mage and can't even fight by himself because he has to support his team! Also, two words to describe Akatsuki: MOE TRASH!

Just because it isn't Sword Art Online doesn't mean it is better! Log Horizon is clearly bland in animation, character designs, and setting!

23 Yuri on Ice Yuri!!! on Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating. The anime was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo.

Fun Fact: The plan of the series wasn't going to be about Romance in the beginning, it was added at the last minute. Therefore, it sucks more than it should have.

The relationship between Yuri and Victor has no chemistry or development and I personally think it's there to get all the yaoi fans hyped. Honestly the show would've been better with Yuri Plisetsky and Otabek being the main Characters.

I agree, this thing got famous because it has gay couples in it.I mean a lot of anime has gay couples in it but they didn't got famous Yuri on ice basically got people screaming on the top of their lungs.I already watched Yuri on ice with my sister we both ended up screaming in the middle of the morning I meant like in 1:30am in the morning.Seriously.I don't hate Yuri on ice I love it.But people are just too attached to it.

I watched this once and I was no fan of it, I feel like it's only overhyped because it's another yaoi.

24 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

It's underrated if you see how famous Dragon Ball Z is, even though this is better this is a lot better than Dragon Ball Z , but then also by seeing all the anime that are there, it's still a bit more famous than many anime that are better than this also.
So, really saying according to me Dragon Ball z should be in the 1st place and this anime can be some top 50.

I understand that many people do actually like DBZ, but personally, I couldn't get into it. It's older, and in that way I can see how it's not as hyped-up as it used to be, so I don't even know if it truly counts as "overrated," but it's just another shonen anime. Its plot and characters-- my favorite part of any story-- were dry.

Well if he was a kid, but currently he's one of the strongest fictional characters, excluding Saitama. You think Professor X can survive 100x gravity. Professor X isn't even a planet buster, how can he defeat a multi planet buster like Goku? Please reply and explain, I would love to know an answer.

This is underrated actually. People love DBZ so much that they tend to forget about Dragon Ball sometimes. It's just as cool as DBZ in my opinion, plus in the manga version, DB and DBZ is the same. They're both called Dragon Ball as one.

25 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

Please don't call me a traitor to anime. Liking this show does not automatically make me think it's anime. It is an amazing show, don't judge it just because it isn't anime.

It's not even anime! Anything done by the west side should NEVER count as anime! Only Japanese animation should be counted as anime! Anybody who likes this show is delusional and a traitor to the anime fanbase!

Well yeah don't get me wrong this series is very good with great action scenes, cool music, interesting character, and many more but what pisses me off is that how rushed the fights are

If this was an anime, this would make the list.

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