Anime watching is a very subjective experience. Hence, an anime that is loved by someone can be hated by someone else and vice versa. While many reasons for hating an anime can be justified, like poor stories or characters, some are hated for little to no reason. Here are 10 anime that people hate for really stupid reasons.
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10. Demon Slayer – Carried by Animation
One of the best anime of the modern era is getting hate for a reason which always seems hilarious to me. The haters think that the reason this anime is famous or loved is just because of the high-budget animation. Have those people even watched Demon Slayer? A story of revenge for his family and a brother’s struggle to cure his sister and Michael Jackson as the main villain, like seriously which part of this they don’t get is beyond me. It’s a classic story with simple twists & turns that are crafted to greatness. It sort of reminds me of the old days. Sometimes, you don’t need a brain-scratching plot to tell a great story.
9. World’s End Harem – Male Fantasy
The story of World’s End Harem is that there is a virus that kills only males but 4 males in cryosleep receiving treatment are spared from this virus. The MC, Reito Mizuhara is one of them. He and other males now have the responsibility to mate with as many women as possible to repopulate the planet.
Why an anime targeting male fantasy is getting hate? Every form of entertainment targets some fantasy of its consumers, so why is it so wrong to pander to men’s fantasies? The show has other shortcomings of its own but hating it for pandering to male fantasy is absurd.
8. Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out – Unrealistic appearance of Uzaki
The story of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out revolves around Haza Uzaki who reunites with Shinichi Sakurai, her high school upperclassman. Their reunion leads to some fun and adorable moments.
Now, Uzaki-chan is shown as a short girl with a really big “oppai”, hence making her body unrealistic. And? So, what if it’s unrealistic? Like, what is the problem here? You are watching an anime; they are not real. Why this complaint is only about female Anime characters, not male ones? Do you think Broly’s body is realistic?! Like, get over it.
7. Kengen Ashura – CGI Animated Fight Scenes
Kengen Ashura is the story of Ouma Tokita, nicknamed “The Ashura,” a fighter trying to prove himself as the strongest. Hideki Nogi, a member of the Nogi Group, hires Ouma to fight for him and makes Kazuo Yamashita, an average middle-aged man, his manager. The duo is thrown into fights facilitated by the Kengan Association.
CGI Animation getting hate is nothing new but hating every anime that has it is childish. Kengen Ashura is a mix of 2D & CGI Animation, with fighting scenes being in CGI and other scenes in 2D.
The CGI Animation in Kengen Ashura is not bad. It doesn’t take away from the fighting experience. Many people who have a prejudice against CGI animation are not giving it a chance solely for this purpose. The CGI animation in this anime is pretty well done & coupled with a great story and fighting scenes this is a must-watch for people who like Martial Arts anime.
6. Land of the Lustrous – CGI Animation
Crystalline creatures known as Gems live in a world that has been decimated by six meteors in the unsettling future. A species of creatures called Lunarians attack them to shatter their bodies and use them as decorations. To combat them, each Gem is given a function.
Another victim of the hate that CGI Animated anime gets. The animation is definitely a strong point, despite the CGI that it has. It flows nicely and the action scenes and cinematography are spot-on. This anime needs more love & attention. Again, just because something is CGI, does not mean it can’t present a good story-driven anime with good characters within a good setting. Houseki no Kuni deserves a lot more.
5. Moonlit Fantasy – Too Generic
The story of Makoto who is reincarnated in another world to meet the goddess and become the hero. However, the deity deems Makoto to be “hideous,” refusing to even lay eyes upon him and revoking his heroic title. Disdainfully giving him the ability to understand all languages except the human language as compensation, the goddess drives Makoto off to the farthest edges of the wasteland, far from human civilization.
The reason to hate this good isekai anime is that it’s too generic. Oh, God!! Yes, it has plot points that are generic to every other isekai anime but does that automatically mean it’s not good at all? Moonlit Fantasy takes these points and creates a pretty good story that translates well into the anime. If people actually have a problem with generic plot points that their list of anime will be really short because every anime takes some point from other anime and builds upon it. Not being unique does not translate to being trashy.
More on that is discussed here in detail.
4. Naruto – Too Many Fillers
One of the top anime that does not need any introductions. Many of us have grown up watching this anime.
Now on the surface, the complaint about Naruto having too many fillers is not only true but also looks reasonable, because fillers are kind of annoying. However, this is not the case with Naruto. Fillers of Naruto is different from fillers of other anime because there are unique missions that Naruto goes on to blend well into the story. I would also argue that other fillers which are just for comedic purposes are also good. They are put between main arcs hence they kinda serve as breaks. Some light-hearted comedy after an intense story arc gives room to breathe where you can just turn off the brain & enjoy.
The people who complain about Naruto’s fillers have most probably not watched it and do not know this difference. And you also have the liberty to just skip them. We are watching anime on our private devices and not on TV with a weekly release. You can use the anime filler list which is easily available online to skip the filler episodes.
3. One Piece – Too Long
One Piece has the best story, world-building, & character-building that the anime world has ever seen. Currently, at its 1031st episode, One Piece has topped the charts for decades.
Being too long has to be a petty reason to hate this anime. The length of this anime does not take anything away from the experience, but on the contrary, helps in building a proper world. This also allows different characters to develop & shine in due time. Don’t skip this anime just because of its length, you will be missing memorable characters, a grand world, & epic fight scenes that are still unmatched.
2. Dragon Ball – No Story
Dragon Ball is a fighting anime. The story is told through the fighting and the world & characters are built around it. It’s also about self-improvement, overcoming weaknesses, and living life to the fullest. The show is more about the journey that Goku embarks on. The plot is simple but the meaning behind is deep.
Dragon Ball knows its goofy nature and so, the focus seems to be put on over-the-top fighting scenes, cracking jokes, and gags. But there are also serious moments that are curved into history and recognized as icons and concepts that other famous shows have taken as templates. Not just anime, but the whole media in general. Some people criticize Dragon Ball for the repetitive nature of the story. And to a certain extent, they’re correct. But it builds on the previous concepts & elevates further. If you don’t understand the ways of shounen anime, then you shouldn’t be watching a shounen anime.
More on that is discussed here in detail.
1. Black Clover – Asta Shouts Too Much
Asta and Yuno were abandoned at a church on the same day. Raised together as children, they came to know of the “Wizard King”—a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom—and promised that they would compete against each other for the position of the next Wizard King.
This sounds like the generic trope in this genre of anime. But as I have stated earlier, just because something is generic, it’s not trashy. Black Clover is a show that is in many ways the literal embodiment of its protagonist’s struggle. Asta goes from being the laughingstock of a remote village to the literal savior of the kingdom. During that internal journey, we also watched the anime gradually evolve and improve as time passed.
The main character Asta’s continual yelling in the Black Clover anime is a major criticism. It is quite low for anyone to hate the whole anime only for that reason. Asta strikes me as a fascinating and entertaining character. His growth and the majority of the other characters are also really great.