Top 10 Most Underrated Anime Characters


The Top Ten

1 Hinata Hyuga - Naruto Hinata Hyuga - Naruto Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

No. Hinata is the most overrated character in the 'Naruto' series. She's only loved more because of her 'looks' and 'personality,' even though she doesn't get that much screen time. The "fans" just seem too hooked up on a fictional character. Throughout the anime, she's been protected and loved for doing, what? So don't you dare say she's "underrated."

She's quite overrated on this site.

Overrated - DarkBoi-X

Lol I see her everywhere, she's not underrated at all - smill

2 Krillin - Dragon Ball Z Krillin - Dragon Ball Z Krillin (クリリン, Kuririn) is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the anime series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. more.

No matter how strong he gets he's alway seems completely out matched by Goku and Picoloo but despite the fact that he's not as strong as them he continues to fight for his friends even with the odds stacked against them. - egnomac

He's underted for a reason. every time he gets stronger it doesn't really matter cause he still gets the crap beat out of him and can never win a fight. he doesn't really do anything important. his only contribution to the show was him dying and getting goku to super saiyan. other than that he is pretty insignificant. - llamabaconllama37

I like krillin. Even though he is far from the strongest fighter, he’s a good friend to goku & gohan, & always did what he could to help out. At least he isn’t like Yamaha & gets scared for no reason & is completely useless. And the other z fighter have the same problem as krillin as they get stronger but just can do nothing to aid the fight & has to watch goku/gohan do it all.

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

Yes, I believe that Sakura is an underrated character. Throughout the series, she has been compared and hated by most of the "fans." Sakura needs more praise and love. If Sakura didn't exist, then most of YOUR favorite characters would've died. Plus, can we consider the fact that she didn't come from a powerful clan, doesn't have a kekkei genkai so this proves that she had to work hard to be the woman she is in 'Boruto.'

She's clearly most underrated character deserves better

The majority of people who hate on Sakura are ignorant. As an adult, she is one of the strongest females in the series. People never consider the fact that she isn't from any special clan, and both her parents are low-rank shinobi. She has surpassed so many of her classmates who are from noble clans and have Jonin level parents as mentors.

So many of the "fans" spit on Sakura that it isn't even funny. They ignore all of the good things she's done and give Hinata all of the credit for things SHE'S done. If it wasn't for Sakura, more than half of the main characters would be dead.

4 Misuzu Kamio - Air

I've seen no love for Misuzu, AT ALL. Its mostly all about Nagisa. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

5 Orihime Inoue - Bleach Orihime Inoue - Bleach Orihime Inoue is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Despite her being held captive, she showed little fear. She fears only for Ichigo and her friends lives not her own. Plus on a side note I've always thought, if she can reject and recreate matter in healing, could she reject matter as well? Could she potentially destroy things? Her healing abilities have been compared to a gods after all.

People call her a Mary Sue, but there is a lot to prove she isn’t one...
1. She can’t even attack that will & can be easily killed. She can only heal & defend
2. Her backstory
3. She has no family to help raise her
4. She gets hit by cars frequently
5. She’s an extreme ditz & pretty airheaded
6. She doesn’t stand up for herself agaist her stupid pervert lesbian friend & has to have her other friend get her off (why is orhime even friends with this obnoxious b***h is beyond me).
7. She isn't able to save everyone she wants like those people who she tried to shield from being blown up when they discovered that they were caught in a trap when rescuing rukia
8. Got scolded for not thinking when saving them from being trapped in between the Soul society & real world
9. Sometimes gets scolded by her friends like Tatsuki
10. Gets kidnapped & tormented until ichigo saves her

That’s all u can think of but yea I wish ichiruki fans would stop hating ...more

6 Enma Ai - Hell Girl
7 Yamcha - Dragon Ball Z Yamcha - Dragon Ball Z Yamcha (ヤムチャ, Yamucha) is a Bandit and a main protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga and in the anime Dragon Ball, and later a supporting protagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, with a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He has black hair and has a scar across his eye and cheek.

so true

8 Kohaku - InuYasha

He is nothing compared to his sister

9 Masaru Daimon - Digimon Savers
10 Yachiru Unohana - Bleach

Unohana is written off as being a weak healer, when in reality she is one of the oldest and most powerful Captains. She used to be a Kenpachi!

The Contenders

11 Sanji - One Piece Sanji - One Piece Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him more.

The most well-rounded One Piece character. The best cook, part of the monster trio, martial art pro, can create flames, quick-thinker, extremely fast, can swim faster than any human being, can fly... yet some people say he's much weaker than some guy whose only talent/use is to slash people. Yeah sure...

Sanji is so much stronger than many people say he is.

12 Paninya - FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Paninya had the potential to be more than just a one shot character. - ZZDOORAL

13 Minagi Tohno - Air
14 Kosuke Ueki - Law of Ueki
15 Lucy Heartfilia Lucy Heartfilia Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing more.

Don't get me wrong there are definitely a lot of people in the show more powerful than her even Lucy herself knows this, but she was able to summon the celestial spirit King which requires you to be able to summon at least 3 zodiac spirits which even the most experienced of celestial wizards almost never pull off, and this was when she had to fight the entire tartaros guild by herself.

Might I mention this happened before everyone did one year of training.

Lucy's the most underrated Fairy Tail character... and she would be in the top ten, if talking about all animes. Oh my god, she's just so UNDERRATED. People always praise Erza to take Lucy down, which I really hate. All Erza has to survive and defeat enemies is plot armour (created by Hiro Mashima). Without him, she would just die quickly. One more thing, Hiro never let Lucy fight and beat enemies by self, which just takes her down more and make people underrate her. - cana_alberona

I like Lucy. She has good character. People think that she is weak but she isn't weak because she became stronger in later manga series. Even if she is weak she has a good character. People being weak isn't their mistake. Lucy is really underrated. In fact I love every fairytail girl including LUCY.

She's very underrated in terms of strength.

16 Keenan Crier - Digimon Savers
17 Mikey Kudo - Digimon Fusion
18 Hei - Darker Than Black
19 Shinobu Maehara - Love Hina

She's the only one who isn't mean to Kietaro and the one who wanted to go look for him after he runs away after thinking he blew his chance at getting into Tokyo U. - egnomac

20 Ganta Igarashi - Deadman Wonderland Ganta Igarashi - Deadman Wonderland

Way better than Yukiteru Amano.

He's cold.. Crow taught him well

21 Kagome - Inuyasha Kagome - Inuyasha

I like Kogome, she is so kind and sweet and the most overrated anime characters are Rem, Sasuke and Ban. I hate them they are so overrated

22 Shirou Emiya - Fate/Stay Night Shirou Emiya - Fate/Stay Night Shirou Emiya is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon.

He was portrayed to be weak for most of the show, but is actually a really good master.

Probably the most underrated anime character in my opinion. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

23 Sai Saici - G Gundam
24 Sheska - Fullmetal Alchemist
25 Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

She is overrated, actually. - Kana79

People call her 'weak' when she defeated an Espada herself and has one of the most powerful bankai..

No. She isn’t underrated at all.

26 Klein - Sword Art Online Klein - Sword Art Online Ryoutarou Tsuboi is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

He deserves more screen time. Come on, the man needs his time to shine. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Honestly, I think he should have been the protagonist.

Klein is funny, and he is great.

27 Shino Aburame - Naruto Shino Aburame - Naruto

Shino is so underrated! He needs more love!

When you list the top 50 naruto characters...who do you NOT think of. this guy

28 Juvia Lockser - Fairy Tail Juvia Lockser - Fairy Tail Juvia Lockser is a Fairy Tail Mage . When Juvia was young she was abandoned by her parents because she was followed by the rain . Juvia lived in a orphanage but she never felt at home there she was mistreated by the children there because she was different from them,she was a Mage she had blue hair more.
29 Kiba Inuzuka - Naruto Kiba Inuzuka - Naruto
30 Kitaro - GeGeGe no Kitaro
31 Tenten - Naruto Tenten - Naruto

She is way too underrated. She is the 2nd strongest of her age group after Hinata.

32 Esdeath - Akame ga Kill Esdeath - Akame ga Kill General Esdeath (simply known as Esdeath) is the secondary antagonist of the manga, Akame Ga Kill!, and the 2014 anime adaptation of the same name.
33 Heine Westenfluss - Gundam SEED Destiny

Without a doubt the funniest side character in the Gundam franchise - PerfectImpulseX

34 Yuuki Konno - Sword Art Online II Yuuki Konno - Sword Art Online II Yuuki Konno is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

It's a shame she isn't talked about as much as Sinon and the rest of the main cast. I just hope people can never forget her and the arc she starred in.

35 Ash Ketchum - Pokemon Ash Ketchum - Pokemon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

Incredibly overrated actually. - Goku02

Look at the comment section of an Ash vs Red youtube video.

36 Kaguya Otsutsuki - Naruto Shippuden

She's very underrated. She's the most powerful female character we've got and no one even pays attention to her or her story and give forehead girl and blind eyes all the credit. It isn't even her fault she became so cruel and evil. The world just had to go against her. - Hanah_Ant

She's the strongest being in the seies and the reason for more than half of the things in shippuden and yet she only appears around the end

She has strong power but I don't think she is the storongest. power≠strength

37 Shiki Ryougi - Kara no Kyoukai Shiki Ryougi - Kara no Kyoukai

Hello, where's the Shiki love on TheTopTens? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

38 Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan Armin Arlert is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the Protagonist Eren Jaeger. He is mostly known for his smart and quick witted mind. His notable feature is wanting to explore more.
39 Shinji Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion Shinji Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion
40 Masaomi Kida - Durarara!!

He's sooo amazing. I wish he got as much attention as much as Izaya or Shizuo.

41 Tea Gardner - Yu-gi-oh! Tea Gardner - Yu-gi-oh!
42 Joseph Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki.
43 Akame - Akame ga Kill Akame - Akame ga Kill
44 Piccolo Piccolo Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race and has abilities such as ki manipulation, regeneration, telepathy, more.
45 Yuri Tuskikage / Cure Moonlight - HeartCatch Precure
46 Aoi Hidaka - Dancouga Nova Aoi Hidaka - Dancouga Nova
47 Might Guy - Naruto Might Guy - Naruto Might Guy is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
48 Winry Rockbell - FullMetal Alchemist Winry Rockbell - FullMetal Alchemist Winry Rockbell is a main supporting character of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. A close childhood friend of Edward and Alphonse Elric since their young life in Resembool, she is almost like a sister to the two and essentially their only family. An amateur surgeon and mechanical repair specialist/enthusiast, more.
49 Haruka Seameyer - Dimension W Haruka Seameyer - Dimension W

He's a better character than given credit for. Yeah, he's a bit of a psycho. So what? He's an interesting character, in my own opinion. Even if others don't, I like Seameyer. He's my favorite character in Dimension W, although many other characters are good too.

50 Kyouma Mabuchi - Dimension W Kyouma Mabuchi - Dimension W
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Updated 30 Jul 2018

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Yamcha - Dragon Ball Z
2. Orihime Inoue - Bleach
3. Krillin - Dragon Ball Z
1. Hinata Hyuga - Naruto
2. Krillin - Dragon Ball Z
3. Kohaku - InuYasha
1. Hinata Hyuga - Naruto
2. Sakura Haruno - Naruto
3. Paninya - FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

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