Top 10 Worst Anime Characters of All Time

As great as anime is there have been a fare share of terrible anime characters.

The Top Ten

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

She's so annoying! Whenever Sasuke and Naruto come to save her together, she's like 'Sasuke! Sasuke! ' She cries all the time. She doesn't give a damn about Naruto, always Sasuke kun! Always because of her Naruto gets in troubles at their missions, because Sakura gets herself in idiotic troubles, and Naruto has to save her. I've never seen her fight once. She only did fight Sasori, and most of the work was done by Chiyo, and Sasori, despite that, also went easy on Sakura. She acts as if she's even stronger than Naruto and Sasuke! She's nothing like them or Tsunade! She's bthe second most weakest Naruto character, (after Hinata). Sakura never does anything on missions, but cry and fall in troubles so that Naruto would get distracted and he has to come save her! She never understood Naruto or Sasuke, or anyone else. She never has thanked Naruto, after all the times he has saved her worthless life, instead she repays him by giving a punch when he is being himself, childish and adorable?! ...more

You know what? Sakura is selfish girl, not only is she selfish, she's a manipulator and a doormat for sasuke! Like seriously this girl does not know when she's been rejected or not wanted by anyone, she's so annoying, she can't stand up to sasuke and she's NOT his equal like shipping morons claim she is! For gods sake! She BEGGED FOR A KISS LIKE A DOG and got DEPRESSED when sasuke didn't give her a kiss! I hate how she uses Naruto to get to sasuke and rejects him! Naruto deserves better as well as ino and Karin! Like she takes her friends and family for granted all for a guy that NEVER cared about her or liked her at all! And then she has the audacity to compare the MASS MURDER of sasuke's CLAN AND FAMILY to her "loneness" of "losing" sasuke! Like no,i'm done! This girl deserves to be ALONE,she doesn't deserve ANYONE, this is what she gets for being so selfish and uncaring for anyone but HERSELF! I will NEVER understand WHY people PRAISE this girl and trash the other girls, like ...more

Sakura is an epic failure of a character and all the hate is completely justified. Personality-wise, she de-evolves into a insipid crying mess at critical points in Team 7's development in both original Naruto and Shippuden, never being able to be there for or help her teammates on any level. She bullied Naruto frequently when they were younger, and repays all of his later kindness to her with harsh physical abuse. She false 'confesses' to Naruto only to respond angrily when rejected, despite putting his heart through the wringer. What use is being a good medic if she worsens Naruto's injuries by beating him or throwing him into a tree after the battle? Despite being praised by everyone for her smarts, her intelligence level drops to that of a gnat's when it comes to dealing with Sasuke's numerous rejections. And romantically pursuing a man who might as well be a psychopath for the way he treats people who care about him...can't even emphasize how stupid that is. She resolved to not ...more - Hybri

I am commenting first time for important points why Sakura is worst character in Naruto series.
First when I saw sakura in manga/anime then I saw her in a normal girl from normal family.Her attitude was also normal(natural crush from attractive guy).I liked her character in own way.Always bad thinking about Naruto and always show attraction towards sasuke.she didn't know about Naruto and Sasuke so much initially.when Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto chose as team 7 with jounin kakash and attend some important missions and chunin exam.This timelines was enough for Sakura to understand personality of Sasuke and Naruto and she may find that this is wrong to think or act to Naruto like trash and to show excessive obsession towards sasuke.But writer didn't update her average bevahiour towords Sasuke and Naruto after fully understand both.I think understand other person's feeling is speciality of real women.I think 12 year old age was enough to understand feeling and act differently (little ...more

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2 Shou Tucker - FullMetal Alchemist Shou Tucker - FullMetal Alchemist

Tucker may be the worst father in anime history, but that's kind of the point of his character. He's meant to show the horrors of alchemy and the cost of science going too far. He forces us to question whether or not this alchemy thing is moral even in its smaller extremes. I think he succeeds in that task. Thus, I don't think I could really call him a bad character. He's just an evil character. There's nothing inherently wrong with that.

Normally I would agree but he's one those characters who's so evil I can't excuse him - Shadow6461

Not only is he one of the worst anime characters in history he's also the worst father in anime history experimenting on his own daughter for his own selfish reason he deserves a special place hell for that. - egnomac

This man deserves to be on the top. Sacrificed his wife for money and work!? Really? You have a daughter! You're going to let her live her life without her!?

Oh crap... He did the same thing to her and the family dog with a big smile on his face, knowing that he'll be rewarded once again.


Wanna one word to describe this horrible guy.
He should be number 1#, I mean Sakura is just annoying, not an bad character, like she fought for her village and so.
Like dude he took his own daughters life,because he wanted his work and money, AND he look so discussting.
Dunno why, but he looks evil too.Just look at his smile, it looks like he is gonna explode at any moment with evil laugh.
Dude, he is so horrible that he should be in the international prison for bad series characters.
Enough hate now and go and kill him!

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3 Makoto Ito - School Days

The worst ladies man in history. Hey, lets mess up two girl's minds to their breaking point cause you know, I get to have sex with them, who cares how they feel? Who care if their hearts are broken by me?

Oh... Sex Buddy #1 snapped... she's stabbing me a dozen times. I am now in the afterlife, let's see what's going on at Earth? Oh? Sex buddy #2? She killed Sex Buddy #1? At least she got revenge for me and finally can move on with life. What the hell is going on? She chopped my head off and put it in the bag? Now she's giving #1 who is pregnant with my child to see... that there wasn't a child after all!? Now she's cradling my head on a boat with lifeless eyes...

Oh yeah, I toyed with her emotions too.

Just how do people even say Kirito is the worst character in the history of anime when Makoto Ito is clearly worse? Okay, Kirito may be overpowered, have a harem, have little to no character development, and be a bit stupid sometimes, but he is not a bad person like this guy! At least Kirito doesn't try to make girls go insane and break their hearts unlike Makoto! Makoto has no heart at all unlike Kirito who has a good heart and tries to protect those he loves and it pains me that Kirito gets more hate when Makoto is clearly the worst character in the history of anime and not Kirito. Seriously, Makoto is more like Sugou manifested into a Kirito lookalike, only Makoto has no heart at all.

Think again if you think Kirito is the worst character in the history of anime. Because Makoto is clearly a more villainous version of Kirito. Makoto just abuses his harem unlike Kirito. Kirito may be a Gary Stu character, but people would be insane to call Makoto a better character! If anyone likes Makoto, I'm punching them in the face!

I feel really bad for Kotonoha in all this. I didn't really dislike him at first as much as I pitied him for getting corrupted and making mistakes, but then after he made that deal with Setsuna and broke it when she got to France, he deserved everything. Sekai was almost as bad but she at least had reasoning.

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4 Sugou Nobuyuki - Sword Art Online Sugou Nobuyuki - Sword Art Online Sugou Nobuyuki is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara . He is the main antagonist of the Fairy Dance arc .

I did love when Kirito sliced his hand and body in half, along with puncturing his sword into Sugou's eye. That was a well-deserving beatdown, indeed. At least it was worth watching all the way to the end of the Fairy Dance arc just to see this filthy man get his just desserts. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

How the heck do people on Reddit love Sugou? They say dumb things like he has a good heart and that Kirito is a villain. IT SHOULD BE THE OPPOSITE! BURN IN HELL FOREVER, YOU SUGOU FANS WHO WORSHIP A PERVERTED SHOU TUCKER! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Kirito is only overpowered and has a harem, but still a likeable character. Sugou, on the other hand, RUINED AN ENTIRE ARC! The people on Reddit make me want to punch them in the face for even loving this sadist!

This guy is literally the worst. He tried to rape Kirito's girl...I was so satisfied seeing in in pain.

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5 Pico - Boku no pico Pico - Boku no pico Pico is from the anime "Boku No Pico". Pico was produced by Natural High. Pico (ぴこ Piko) is a blonde boy who works part-time at Tamotsu's grandfather's bar in the summer. He's often shown swimming, usually naked or in a blue Speedo. He has worn girls' clothing ever since Tamotsu gave some to him more.

Thanks for ruining my life you idiot

Pico is the WORST thing that has ever been created. She rose from the pits of hell and forced Natural High (studio) to make her money! So they made Pico her own show and she is now rich. she tortures people by making them watch her show. the hideous demon can't be stopped now!

Thanks for ruining ice cream for me, man...

But he's a guy(the sentence reminded me of steins;gate :P)
PS. don't get confused, steins;gate is a great anime

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6 Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail 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.

Lucy Heartfilia is a strong character! Everyone always calls her weak and useless and say that she relies on her celestial spirits. Do you idiots not realize that a celestial spirit is only as powerful as their mage? If Lucy was weak, her celestial spirits would be too! She's strong willed and fights alongside her spirits and her Nakama! She can summon up to three spirits at a time. SHE WAS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT THE GUILD BACK WHEN FIGHTING JACOB LESSIO! (chapters 477-478) SHE WAS THE ONE THAT FOUGHT TO BRING BACK THE GUILD IN THE TARTARUS ARC WHEN THEY WERE TRAPPED THE THAT damn RED WALL/STONE! (chapters 382-385) GOING BACK EVEN FURTHER, SHE DEFEATED AN ENTIRE GROUP OF BANDITS BY HERSELF, SAVING A GUILD IN THE PROCESS, BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT HER FATHER WAS IN TROUBLE (chapter 129-130). SHE ALMOST STABBED BRANDISH WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS! (chapters 456-457) SHE NEVER GAVE UP ON THE MEMBERS! SHE HAD A MAP OF THE MEMBERS WHEREABOUTS AFTER THE GUILD HAD DISBANDED AND WENT THEIR SEPARATE ...more

Where do I even begin with her. She uses her looks and flirts to get her way with guys (which really annoys me). And in case nobody else has noticed she's extremely judgmental of anyone regardless if they're a friend or a complete stranger. Not only that but she's constantly hiding behind other people and doesn't use a lot of her spirits to their full potential.

The series would be so much better if someone like Erza or Mira took Lucy's place as the main female protagonist. Lucy doesn't need to be in the series at all. Lucy needs Fairy Tail to survive, but Fairy Tail doesn't in any way, shape, or form, need Lucy to survive lol. Lucy is such an awful character and if you honestly like her then...I'm not sure what to say to you lmao.

She's involved in so many things and I just don't understand why. She's the worst character in the anime and she's not even likable.

Why would you hate her? Because is not strong and heroic like Natsu and the others? Come on! She is has the most wonderful heart ever, she stands with her spirits and fights with them! She is one of the best female characters ever.

Second only to sakura

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7 Goku - Dragon Ball Goku - Dragon Ball Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

CORRECTION : He's the BEST anime character.

Can't believe how many idiots like this guy. He's so selfish. Always leaving his family behind without a second thought. Barely ever there until his kids are grown. And people think he fights to save the world? Ha. No dummies. He fights cause he likes it. That's why he always let the villians. Worst father and husband.

What is this? He's the best anime character ever! - SiriusPhoenix

So many people hate on Goku because they think he's a bad father that doesn't care about his children. But,look! There are so many bad parents in
anime, like Shou Tucker, from Fullmetal Alchemist(That guy is a psycho! ) or maybe Gendo Hikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion!

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8 Karin - Naruto Shippuden Karin - Naruto Shippuden

She's nasty, unfair, unlovely, and her gushing over Sasuke is obnoxious.

She constantly crushes on Sasuke knowing that she doesn't have a chance with him she is loud and annoying and she has no regard for anyone else basically she is just a Sakura but a uzumaki.

More useless than Sakura.

Sakura but 10 times more useless - ikerevievs

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9 Pan - Dragon Ball GT Pan - Dragon Ball GT Pan (パン, Pan) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. She is the granddaughter of Earth's savior, Goku and the world champion, Mr. Satan. Pan's heritage is primarily Earthling, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan and the Earthling more.

Shouldn't even be here.

A bit rude dude and nasty in many ways! Yeah! But why the worst! She's not that bad you fools! Curse yourselves!

Why isn't she number one?! Pan has to be the most annoying stupidest brat in anime history!

She is so... Ugh! She runs around crying like she owns the town which is false! - Puppytart

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10 Killer Bee - Naruto Shippuden Killer Bee - Naruto Shippuden

Hey! This guys awesome! - Coreylordo

The mans cool you racist

He is clearly the worst character in Naruto...he clearly sucks...he us the most weirdest and useless character ever.

He is a pointless character.he is very annoying and does not have much of a impact in the entire series.he is the eight tail host but without the eight tail he cannot do anything.people call him funny but I fail see how..he is completely useless

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The Newcomers

? Jinbei - One Piece Jinbei - One Piece

Why did Oda have to pick such a dull character for the new nakama? Too bad strenght does not compensate for a boring personality.

? Lord Embryo - Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon

The Contenders

11 Nina Einstein - Code Geass Nina Einstein - Code Geass

Racist? Check
Creepy? Check
Obsessive? Check
Opposes the protagonist? Check
Attempts to blow up everyone for no reason? Check
Creates a last minute trump card? Check
Kills millions of innocents? Check

How is it possible not to hate this chick? I feel like the writers were trying to create the worst possible character, and they succeeded. She's an obsessive, creepy-looking, hypocritical stalker who does nothing important but blow up a city and be racist at all the wrong times.

Me before table scene: Nina? Sounds like a good normal person that everybody likes! I wonder what the table scene is.. Maybe her breaking a table?
Me after table scene: everything I said was wrong.. Poor table-kun!

She is terrible in every sense of the word; she is close-minded, racist, a creep, a stalker, has a victim complex the size of Jupiter, a murderer, a traitor to all her friends and family, and still has the audacity to act like she is the morally right one.The creepy table scene aside, she is a very hateful person that gets away with everything and is liked by everyone. I have never wanted a character to die a painful a death so much.

How dare she rape Table-kun...

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12 Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto/Naruto Shippuuden Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto/Naruto Shippuuden Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I kinda feel bad for Itachi because he has the worst brother ever. Seriously after everything that he has done to SAsuke and the village, all Sasuke can do is whining forever and ever and he is just selfish. He keeps thinking that only his life is the worst and he only cares about him. He was like ok before joining Orochimaru, but after that he is just a bastard. Can't believe he is alive and that he was accepted back by everyone after all the stupid and harmful things that he has done

You put it so well, I'm impressed. Everyone ridiculously forgives Sasuke, as if he's above the law. Itachi loves Sasuke, because Itachi is such a good brother, not because Sasuke is deserving of love. Sasuke is sorely lacking in merits.

Sasuke does kind of suck. Even as one of the strongest characters in the series (thus far, I'm far from finished with it) he got practically all of his power from Itachi, and it wasn't really earned, it was given to him. Itachi never could've killed his younger brother, but Sasuke murders him without a second thought. Then (spoiler) takes his eyes. Just another thing a selfless older brother gives to a selfish brat, I guess.

He's such a whiny annoying spoiled little brat. Even after he finds out that his brother actually died protecting him he still manages to come up with another lame excuse to continue his pointless personal vendetta.

Dude he reminds be of this guy in my class

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13 Sai - Naruto Shippuden

Am I the only one who likes him

He's supposed to replace Sasuke, why wouldn't he be annoying? It's like if Naruto got replaced by Konohamaru. - SunGoku

If Sai replaced Sasuke, and Sai is annoying, then it was a case of replacing an irritant with an irritant. But Sasuke has the greater irritancy.

Sai's roasts are legendary. He shouldn't be on this list. - ItsPisces

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14 Misa - Death Note

A disgrace to women everywhere, Misa Amane is nothing more than a doll used by the other characters to further their own ends. She's designed solely to be a fetish object for the show's male fans to ogle. Just disgusting.

Death Note would not be fulfilled without Misa, sure, but we could've at least picked a better romantic interest for Light instead of this annoying chick. I'll admit she's not the worst one on the list but I think the show could've dealt without. I do, however prefer her instead of that other chick Light went out with. She was always stupid to me. Misa just seemed way too attached to Light sometimes and her style creeped me out sometimes. Misa isn't the worst on this list, but I don't think the anime would've suffered without her.

In my opinion, Misa was on of the most useless characters in the show. Not only that, but she was super annoying as well. She constantly pointed out the obvious!


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15 Naruto - Naruto Naruto - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Those people who thinks that Naruto is dumb and fool then I think that you did not see Naruto shippuden.

Seriously, one of the worst characters I ever had the displeasure to learn about. Aren't we all tired of the dumbass main character archetypes? I wonder why people have such a hard on for him.

Hey man1... Sometimes I like Naruto-kun... And sometimes I just don't I will admit he does get annoying from time to time... If you can get sasuke back... Dude nobody is stopping you GO! I mean if sasuke could get out of the village without anybody important really noticing... Then Naruto... You can too bud.

The entirety of season 1's first 100 episodes he kept repeating "Believe it! " for the following 30-50 he kept saying "I'll bring him back" and I've been told that in Shippuden he repeats "...You know..." with every sentence. It gets unbearable :<

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16 Danzo Shimura - Naruto Shippuden Danzo Shimura - Naruto Shippuden

Danzo is trump

Danzo is beyond redemption

Itachi had to kill his clan, because of HIM!

Is the head of the foundation and caused countless anbu to be devoid of emotion
Caused uchiha massacre and defection of sasuke
Caused the akatsuki to be who they are if not obito would have had a much harder time capturing the tailed beasts and might have failed
Funded orichimaru and drove kabuto to him which caused him to later revive madara
delayed naruto from fighting nagato which caused the destruction of konohagakure and tried to blame it on tsunade
Constantly blames the previous kage for THE PROBLEMS HE CREATED
and he claims to be the savior of konoha
Who wouldn't hate him

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17 Yota - Naruto Shippuden

She liks huzaifa gills DICK!


18 Serena - Pokemon XY Serena - Pokemon XY Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.

Completely, utterly useless, more than Sakura or Karin or Akane

She's a terrible role model. Pathetic, useless, stupid, selfish, obsessive about Ash...see worst Pokemon characters page. I don't have enough energy right now to write the five-page essay that would explain all the things wrong with this character. She has nothing going for her.

She's even worse now that she got her stupid haircut. And why does she look so much like Patty Thompson from Soul Eater now? Curse her haircut! Not to mention I heard she threw a tantrum against Ash! Does this girl have any control whatsoever?! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

She obsesses over Ash far too much and hardly pays any attention to Clemont, which is really annoying seeing how much more awesome and supportive Clemont is - she should know she's one lucky girl to have him around. - Entranced98

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19 Yuma Tsukumo - Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Yuma Tsukumo - Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

He's a terrible character. I would take any of the other Yu-Gi-Oh protagonists any day over him. He is constantly saying how he wants to be the best duelist in the world and he can't duel by himself. He say's that if you fail, you don't learn. Guess what? You'll never succeed unless you try. Astral helps you duel, helps you learn how to duel with your brain and not constantly just keep attacking but all you do is complain about him. If it wasn't for Astral, you would have been dead long ago. Why does he have a harem? I hate it when the lead has a harem and the lead is annoying like Makoto from School Days. Tori likes him just because, Cathy likes him just because and Anna likes him just because. Yuma is the sole reason this show can get as bad as it can and I hate him for it. - RoseRedFlower

This kid is EXTREMELY annoying, easily the worst protagonist in Yugioh. In the first few episodes of Zexal, Yuma acts very disrespectful towards Astral, who's only trying to help him and should be the true protagonist. He's just annoying all-around. He wins all the time. In the entire show, he only lost THREE TIMES. He would've lost every one of those battles if it wasn't for Astral. And what does he do? Disrespect Astral some more. He never thanked Astral. - xMagnoblade

This is why they should have just let the Yu-Gi-Oh anime stop at the end of the original series. - izayaorihara

Why do you really think Yuma is the worst character in Yu-Gi-Oh! series, because he is younger than the other protagonists. You know, the sub makes him a LOT smarter than the dub. It makes sense that he is not mature due to his age. He is only 13, guys! He is only a kid. He is at least respectful besides his first impression with Astral. Tori should be the worst because of how much of a bitch she really is. Tori is so controlling. - vector3996

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20 Kaguya Ootsuki - Naruto

People should have better saved these votes for Sakura Haruno or Chi Chi ( DBZ) instead

If you look back and compare the first villains of Naruto (Haku and Zabuza) and look at Kaguya now then wow you can tell only by that how everything got

In all honesty, I found nothing OVERLY wrong with her!

Kaguya is the strongest naruto character I know

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