Top 50 Most Overrated Anime Of All Time

top 50 most overrated anime of all time


To date, thousands of anime have been released with thousands of characters with different casts and different plots. Some of them remain underrated while some become overrated.


Coming to particular anime, according to some critics and fans, some anime got more appreciation than they deserved. Whether it is related to characters or adaptation or the plot, something has become just too much for the audience to gulp and that’s why it fell into the category of overrated anime.


So, here are the names of the most overrated anime that must have caught your attention at times!




1. Dragon Ball GT (1996)


dragon ball gt (1996)


The one who deserves the number one position is Dragon Ball GT which has the genre of adventure and fantasy comedy.


It came under the directorial of Osamu Kasai, having access through Cartoon Network. Just like any other Dragon Ball anime, Goku is again a protagonist who goes on a journey to find his identity and get back his old self.


Unlike other anime that revolve around action, it goes more with adventure. It all started when Emperor Pilaf wanted to have world domination but was interrupted by Goku Son which thus made him turn into a child.


To save the world and planet, Goku went on an adventure to find Blackstar Dragon Balls which became the core. Dragon Ball GT is still an anime that you need to look forward to.


While it may not be the best Dragon Ball installment out there, it is still an entertaining anime altogether and so, fans need to reach out to this series to continue cherishing their beloved Dragon Ball franchise. 




2. Beyblade (2001)


Beyblade (2001)


Also known as Explosive Shoot Beyblade, Beyblade was one of the best in anime. It was directed by Toshifumi Kawase and written under the pens of Kazuhiko and Tatsuhiko Urahata.


The whole anime focuses on a group full of kids who are bounded by certain teams. These teams and individuals battle with another team by using their Beyblades.


The one whose blade crosses the others is considered to be the winner or the one who spins till the last is also on the list of winners.




3. Final Fantasy: Unlimited (2001)


Final Fantasy: Unlimited (2001)


Mahiro Maeda’s fantasy, romance, and adventure anime named Final Fantasy: Unlimited is full of entertainment. It is based on the life of two siblings who are on a quest for their missing parents.


The story has its base with Ai and Yu Hayakawa while they travel through Wonderland with other characters like Lisa Pacifist and Chobi in search of their parents.


They were joined by Mary and Joe Hayakawa, who is being pursued by the Gaudium Lords. Other notable characters include the Unlimiteds, Kaze and Makenshi, Knave, Miles, Cid, Lou Lupus, Fungo, and Moogle.


The multiple characters revolving around the same plot line has become one of the disadvantages as per the popularity.




4. Hamtaro (2000)


Hamtaro (2000)


Having a unique story of a hamster called Hamtaro, the title of the series was an adaptation of the manga written by Ritsuko Kawai.


With multiple adaptations, the anime got dubbed into many languages because of its popularity. A 10-year-old girl named Laura had a Hamster pet.


The story progresses when this Hamster tries to make friends, almost every day, and go on adventures. His adventure includes many other friends that are included in a group called The Ham-Hams.


They met at a certain clubhouse that was built by Taisho.



5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)


Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)


Considered one of the best in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is indeed worth watching anime. It got released on 18 April 2000 under the themes of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure with multiple seasons.


The story is about a high school boy named Yugi who meets with different battles. It is related to a card game named Duel Monsters where other characters also follow the same.


One of the things that became the reason behind its overrated categorization is the half adaptation of the manga.


According to many reviews, the manga was very much better than the anime as the anime was way more exaggerated than it needed.


However, people did love the character development and the way the story was portrayed.



6. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003)


Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003)


The comedy and adventure anime named Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is related to the year 300X when the world was ruled under the Maruhage Empire.


The emperor named Tsurulina IV started a crusade where his soldiers invaded the settlements and shaved every person’s head.


To stand against the Emperor, a rebel named Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo fights with the power of controlling his nose hairs like wip.


He and another character decided to form a group and fight against their enemies. The anime was released on 8 November 2003 by the director Hiroki Shibata.


One can get access from Cartoon Network or Jetix.



7. Pokémon (1997)


pokémon (1997)


Pokémon is a world-known anime for its unique storyline which has fantasy comedy and adventure that was released on 1 April 1997.


Dealing with the story of the protagonist named Ash Ketchum who was a young trainer of creatures called Pokemon.


He, with his partner named Pikachu, was joined by other human characters like Goh. To complete his mission of becoming a Pokémon master, Ash went through different regions of the Pokemon world and competed in many battles.


These battles are generally known as Pokemon League where the winning team will have the control of losing Pokémon.


The things that became a demerit in it are the repetition of the plot and almost the same characters in every episode.


However, the unique fictional storyline was loved by many. Pokemon is a revolutionary anime series that shaped the anime industry. While the impact wasn’t directed towards the anime medium, it did leave an indelible mark that will always express the excellence of this IP and how valuable a single show can be for the entire anime industry. 



8. X (2001)


X (2001)


X or XTV is based on a manga of the same name by Clamp. It has themes like action, supernatural thriller, and dark fantasy which was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and released on 3 October 2001.


The story takes place in 1999, almost at the end of the year. It is of Kamui, a young esper, who came back home after six years of absence in Tokyo.


The absence will be taken from his destiny related to determining the fate of humanity. The story goes on when Kamui discovers the existence of two organizations that want to take him and another person with the same talent.


The anime ends with the sacrifice of Kamui just to create a barrier for the protection of mankind. Due to its complex characters, plot, and awful theme songs, X became one of the overrated anime.


However, the design was to the point, making anime loved by the audience.



9. Pilot Candidate (2002)


Pilot Candidate (2002)


Pilot Candidate, a 2000 series comes with action and drama. It goes with the story of planet Zion which has become the last hope for mankind to survive.


On the other hand, legions of victims are aimed to destroy humans and all of their existence. To stop the ongoing destruction, the five humanoid fighting weapons named Ingrids came forward.


The title comes with the choice of the best pilots who would be considered Pilot Candidates. They would be the ones who can turn the fate of planet Zion.


Whether it is characterization, plot (coming back in), dubbing, or design, everything made Pilot Candidate fall under the category of overrated anime.


Some events and things in the anime remained senseless, like why Pilot has many abilities and why other girls don’t have them, why the universe is at a slow pace, and many more.



10. Duel Masters (2002)


Duel Masters (2002)


Getting released on 21 October 2002 under the direction of Waruo Suzuki, the anime is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name.


It is a fantasy that goes around a card game Duel Masters. The whole plot revolves around 5 civilizations that consist of some earthly elements like fire, water, light, and also darkness, and nature.


The protagonist is Shobu Kirifuda, a young boy who loves to play card games. He with his duel loves to bring the Monsters present in the card into existence.


The only mission Shobu carries is to become one of the greatest, like his father. The real problem lies in the identity of characters that resemble other animated characters of different series and thus have no uniqueness in them.



11. Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)


Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)


Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly was released on 9 July 1994 as an anime adaptation of the comic name Dragon Ball written by Akira.


The protagonist named Mr. Satan fights with his old rival as he is taken to an island. Getting the company of Android 18 to make sure of the payment before leaving the town which was for World martial arts tournaments.


After reaching the island they found that the rival didn’t want to fight but had created a force of bio warriors to go against Satan.


According to critics and fans, Dragon Ball Z is one of the least loved in the Dragon Ball franchise because of the senseless plot and unwanted action scenes that were seen coming back again and again in the story.



12. Sonic X (2003)


Sonic X (2003)


Sonic X is an adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog (a video game series), directed by Hajime Kamegaki. It was written by Hiro Masaki (episodes 1 to 52) and Kiyoko Yoshimura (episodes 53 to 78).


Dealing with anthropomorphic animals who somehow got teleported to planet Earth. It happened while they were saving their friends from Doctor Eggman.


Coming to the protagonist, Sonic The Hedgehog was saved by a human named Chris. Chris helps Sonic in finding his friend while the doctor and his robots go out of control.


In the end, we see Sonic and all his friends return to their world with the help of Chris.


They together entered outer space with a new creature named Cosmo. The team also meets with some adventure while fighting aliens called Metarex.



13. Qwaser of Stigmata (2010)


Qwaser of Stigmata (2010)


Qwaser of Stigmata or Qwaser of Stigmata: Portrait of the Empress is an anime full of supernatural elements and romance, directed by Hirakeko.


It was the story of two schoolchildren named Mafuyu and Tomo. They both have faced isolation from other students like Miyuri and HanaBoth the leading characters take turns when they become responsible for a Russian named Alexander Sasha.


They tried to help Alexander but he was found unconscious. To show gratitude towards Mafuyu and Tomo, Alexander decided to take revenge upon the tormentors.


The anime got so popular that it resulted in a renewal named The Qwaser of Stigmata II.



14. Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)


Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)


Influenced or inspired by the video game series of the same name, the anime was released on 21 January 1998.


It was produced by multiple productions but was written by the solo writer Ryōta Yamaguchi. The story starts with Jun Kazama watching Kazuya Mishima being thrown away by his father Heihachi.


Result of this, Kazuya was considered dead; however, he survived to take revenge. The only way to do this is to sell the body to the devil.


The story then goes 16 years into the future where everything again comes to the same with a world-fighting tournament.


In the beginning, anime was great to watch as it was giving back to back information about the plot.


But as time went on, the pillar started declining and made it one of the overrated anime.



15. Reign: The Conqueror (1999)


Reign: The Conqueror (1999)


Reign: The Conqueror was directed by Yoshinori Kanemori and Rintaro. It is a science fiction adventure plus a supernatural anime that was based upon a light novel written by Hiroshi.


The anime was released on 14 September 1999 under the pen of Sadayuki Murai. It is set in 356 BC when Alexander the Great has just arrived in Greece.


It would be his destiny to be the one who would destroy the world. After getting the Crown, Alexander the Great became king of the Macedonians and started conquering nature with great speed.


Meeting and facing Darius the Third in a war, Alexander the Great changed into a devil which became his real destiny.


The only thing that made it overrated is the art design, nothing like Japanese art, and the complexity of the story and plot.


The same goes with the subplot where Aristotle chasing Platohedron is almost uninteresting.



16. Kämpfer (2009)


Kämpfer (2009)


The story of Natsuru Senō was a really attractive one and that’s why it has got appreciation. It covers the theme of romantic comedy and action that was directed by Yasuhiro Kuroda.


Natsuru had a crush on a beauty named Sakura. The story gets twisted when he changes into a girl as he was shown as Kämper.


Kämper is a female fighter who must fight with the rest of the Kämper who were not part of a team.


His transformation from girl to boy and back again has given him a difficult time, especially through emotions. It ends with the division in the Kämper as red and blue.


The other exception is the white who works between these two Kämper.



17. Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)


dragon ball z: lord slug (1991)


Also known as Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Son Goku, it was directed by Mitsuo Hashimoto and written by Takao Koyama.


It revolves around science fiction and martial arts themes. It is of the time when an asteroid was about to destroy the planet Earth.


A new ship also came into existence from this asteroid and landed on the planet Earth. The real terror comes with the character named Lord Slug, a Nomadic alien.


He came with the mission of destroying all the existence and life on the planet. The only character who is made to stop him is Goku, the protagonist.


The anime has received criticism related to not having a unique plot and portraying villains as typical ones. However, the storytelling and twists have made the anime work.


The movie isn’t really something that most fans will appreciate all that much. However, it is still a show that you can watch without breaking a sweat.


And that’s why it is worthy of all your time and effort. It’s a series that you need to look forward to. 



18. Cyborg 009: Call of Justice III (2016)


Cyborg 009: Call of Justice III (2012)


The action-packed science fiction anime called Cyborg 009 is a story related to a cyborg regroup. Things related to combat and armor in some fights have attracted many audiences.


One can get access from Netflix. The cyborg regroups and fights with each other to defeat the power of the storm.


They are also there to defeat its cause named Cowboy. The best thing about this anime is the adult element as it is not just revolved around the children’s perspective.


The artwork is also appreciable and the same goes for the story. However, the characterization lacked at certain points but the design made the balance.



19. Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998)


Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998)


Hiroyuki Takahashi’s directorial, named Yu-Gi-Oh!, is a science fantasy and adventure anime. It is about Yugi Motou, a young boy, who got bullied.


One day things changed when he solved a puzzle named Millennium Puzzle that caused him to be a host of mysterious spirits.


After having the company of a mysterious spirit, Yugi Motou was never bullied. After some time, the spirit was revealed to be from ancient times, named Pharaoh, who lost his memory.


He decided to help the spirit while going through many trials and facing gamers as well as the dark power.


The amalgamation of almost every kind of entertainment has become a favorite for anime. The plot and character design are also appreciable.



20. Zatch Bell (2003)


zatch bell (2003)


Released on 6 April 2003, the anime called Zatch Bell has given us multiple episodes. Its popularity can be seen with the adaptation of the film version.


However, the storyline follows the mixture of many other great anime series that have the same theme of fantasy and adventure.


The story is set in modern times when a mystical creature named Mamodo comes to Earth. It happened because of a tournament that is held every 1000 years.


Since they carry supernatural powers, they also carry spellbooks that can be read aloud by humans. The spells of every book differ from another but there are some identical, named Zeno Bell and his twin brother named Zatch Bell.


However, it is important to note that for a lot of people, Zatch Bell holds the nostalgia factor that makes them feel that it is the most beautiful story in the entire world. While the show isn’t anything groundbreaking, it did shape the childhood for a lot of anime fans out there. 



21. Monster Rancher (1999)


Monster Rancher (1999)


Monster Rancher or Monster Farm is Hiroyuki Yano’s directorial written by Shōji Yonemura. The story is of Genki, a young boy, who got trapped in a world called Monster Rancher.


His mission is to stop the evil named Moo. The only way of completing the mission is to revive the Phoenix.


On his way to completion, he became friends with a monster and a girl whose name is Holly. The anime became the top ranker with 7 ratings out of 10 however got criticism in terms of characters.


The only thing that was lacking in it is the evolution of Heroes.



22. Ikki Tousen (2003)


Ikki Tousen (2003)


Also known as Battle Vixens, Ikki Tousen covers anime with martial arts. The manga of the same name got its anime adaptation in October 2003.


The anime is set in the Kantō region where a competition related to territorial supremacy happened between 7 high schools.


These schools have fighters with jewels named Magatama that contain creations of Warriors of three kingdoms of Ancient China around 1800 years ago.


The protagonist named Hakufu Sonsaku is a highly skilled fighter who has a strong sense of personality. She was made to conquer all the seven schools as per her destiny but the more dangerous side of life comes and changes the whole history.



23. Eiken (2003)


Eiken (2003)


The 2003 Aransumi and Kiyotaka directorial series named Eiken is the depiction of Densuke Mifune. He is a schoolboy who went into a mysterious Club of Eiken.


This club is populated by women while Densuke is the solo man. The overrating facts come when anime talks about too much of sensuous things rather than keeping it with the storyline.


At times it appears to be funny but also gets annoying with the semi-porn qualities. However, the romance theme at a certain point appeared to be pure.



24. Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin (2009)


Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin (2009)


Themes like ecchi, fantasy, swordplay, women warriors, and adventure became the roots of Queen’s Blade: The Exiled Virgin. The story starts with a competition where the next queen of the place would be decided.


The warrior would be considered the one who would rule the country according to the ongoing tradition. Terms and conditions of being a warrior are that of 12 years of age, need to be intelligent, and the need native of that country.


The rules include murder and the use of any weapon. According to some reviews, the anime was not even the best but at the same time not even worse.


The story sometimes progresses well while other times it seems to be a predicted one.



25. SD Gundam Force (2003)


SD Gundam Force (2003)


Superior Defender Gundam Force was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its franchise. It has action and comedy coming with the pack of family drama.


The story is set in a future world where a happy peaceful place exists with humans and robots. This peaceful life got destroyed by an evil force named Dark Axis.


To take control of this evil, the city has established a Super-dimensional Guard. The protagonist named Shute became in charge and went with the first battle.


The other character is Captain Gundam who activated a mysterious power source to get the victory. The anime has got mixed reviews but still became a famous one in the line of action and adventure.



26. Transformers: Armada (2002)


Transformers: Armada (2002)


Also known as Super Robot Life-From Transformers: Legends of the Microns, the anime came with mecha, sci-fi, and adventure.


The debut of Transformers: Armada happened in August 2002 under the direction of Hidehito Ueda. A fight between Autobots and Deceptions happened because of a little transformer named Mini-Cons.


These Transformers provided their masters with a kind of power boost which would help them either to destroy or to defend themselves.


The story goes on with the destruction on the earth between these battles. The series got a little bit of criticism with its directions and bulky character designs.


The plots were also a kind of repetition in the series where the destruction of the Earth is happening back and again.



27. Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (2010)


Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (2010)


Set in 1860 in the Edo period, the character named Chizuru went in search of her father. On her way to do so, she was attacked by madmen as they had mistaken her for a boy.


After getting to know her real gender and identity, the men decided to keep her. She meets one of the madmen named Toshizo and forms a great bond, however many mysteries get revealed and affect the relationship.


Among them is Toshizo, a demon, while the father of Chizuru has the desire of ruling the human race.


The dark tones and studio work with fantasy elements are praised while the criticism comes with the plot lines, making it an overrated anime.



28. Agent Aika (1997)


Agent Aika (1997)


Agent Aika is an action and post-apocalyptic anime directed and produced by Katsuhiko Nishijima. The story is related to the time when a massive earthquake happened and most of the world sank into the ocean.


The protagonist named Aika decided to dig the artifacts and the cities from the ocean. She works with a company while searching for a material named Lagu.


In the mission of doing so, they met Rudolf who wants to use Lagu to change the world by destroying the people and replacing them with young women.


It’s not just Rudolf who served as a villain but also his sister Neena. Coming to the protagonist then she has got an extraordinary fighting ability and defeated Rudolf.



29. Green Green (2003)


Green Green (2003)


Released on 12 July 2003, the anime was directed under the category of romantic comedy. The story is set in the countryside of Japan in an all-boys boarding school.


This school is also said to be the last remaining Paradise for men on earth. The story progressed when all girl’s schools decided to stay at the boy’s school for a month to see whether opposite genders can go well with each other.


The protagonist named Yuusuke Takazaki comes into the story with his perverted roommates. When the girls arrived, one of them named Midori excitedly hugged the protagonist.


The whole series goes with the question of how these two are related to each other and become too much at the times.



30. MegaMan NT Warrior (2002)


MegaMan NT Warrior (2002)


Rockman. EXE, aka MegaMan NT Warrior, is an anime based on a video game series that has the genre of science fiction and adventure.


It was directed by Takao Kato and written by Kenichi with the availability on Cartoon Network. The story is about Lan Hikari and the title character named MegaMan.


They have built a unique friendship while getting threats from Net crime Organisations. The involvement of other characters like Roll, Glide, IceMan, and Gutsman is there throughout the series.


Having so much similarity with the Battle Network, it begins with a bit of diversion in the series. The difference comes when there was no evidence of Lan being the twin brother of MegaMan in the anime.



31. Mayoi Neko Overrun! (2010)


Mayoi Neko Overrun! (2010)


Mayoi Neko Overrun! with a score of 6.66 has ranked among one of the best anime in terms of popularity.


It is about a high school student named Takumi Tsuzuki with a childhood friend named Fumino spending most of the time at school, he goes to work at a cake shop named Stray Cats Confectionery.


The ordinary days of Tsuzuki have transferred into chaos after the arrival of Nozomi Kiriya. She is a mysterious beauty.


The reason behind its overrated thing is showing too much sweetness and then too much of chaotic things in one transition.


The randomness of anime has become somewhat of a negative point but still popularly made it go well in the current time.



32. Super Milk-chan Show (1988)


Super Milk-chan Show (1988)


Parody and surreal comedy were the main focus of Hideyuki Tanaka’s directorial named Super Milk-chan Show. With the focus on a 5-year-old superheroine, Milk, the anime was released on 18 June 1998.


The protagonist Milk might be a superhero but she doesn’t possess any power. She lives with robot maid Tetsuko and a pet Hanage, a slug.


The story goes with each episode where the President gives a new mission to Milk. Doesn’t matter whether she completes the mission or not, Milk never forgets to celebrate her success by having sushi.


It also goes with different characters like Hanage, Doctor Eyepatch, and Landlord.



33. Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990)


Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990)


With different titles like Dragon Ball Z: The Decisive Battle for the Whole Earth and Supper Battle in the World, the anime was based upon a comic of the same name.


It covers the story of a normal day on Earth when the protagonist Goku and his friends were living a normal life.


But suddenly everything changes when a giant tree appears on the earth. This tree has threatened the world to observe the planet.


To take the responsibility of saving the Earth, Goku started solving things and defeated the culprit named Saiyan pirate Turles.


The anime was directed by Daisuke Nishio for the first release on 7 July 1990. It has themes like adventure, action, and science fiction.



34. Medabots (1997)


Medabots (1997)


With multiple developers, the anime was released on 2 July 1999 under the creation of Rin Horuma. It is set in the year 2122 where the protagonist named Ikki Tenrio has a robot called medabots.


It’s not just him but also different children of his age who have the same robots with artificial intelligence capabilities.


All the children battle against each other until one team is determined as the winner. The anime comes with action and adventure.


It also rolls upon comedy and science fiction.



35. Kirby: Right Back At Ya! (2001)


Kirby: Right Back At Ya! (2001)


Also known as Kirby of the Stars, Kirby: Right Back At Ya! is a comedy plus a fantasy anime.


It was created by Masahiro Sakurai while written by Sōji Yoshikawa (one of the directors). It is about a pink child-like creature named Kirby who never spoke coherent words.


The best thing about Kirby is his possession of taking new magical powers by sucking their owners. Kirby landed on a planet named Popstar and became friends with Tuff and Tiff, the siblings.


With the progress in the anime, he and his friends fight against an evil emperor named Nightmare. When it comes to Nightmare then he is also trying his best to get rid of Kirby by using varieties of Monsters.



36. Pokémon Advance (2002)


Pokémon Advance (2002)


Pokémon Advance, the second in the series of Pokémon The Series: Ruby and Sapphire is an adventure and action series.


The overrated fact comes in with not-so-different plot lines but still gets the same fame and name. The story concerns the Hoenn region where the adventure of Ash Ketchum with Pikachu comes forward.


They together collected Gym badges just to compete in the Hoenn League competition. On their way, Brock, the leader of Pewter City Gym, and May with her brother Max joined them.



37. Ragnarok The Animation (2004)


Ragnarok The Animation (2004)


One of the most famous Japanese anime is Ragnarok: The Animation which came in 2004, 6 April. The romance and fantasy were mixed in a series with perfect balance.


However, characterization in some episodes became just over the need. The protagonist named Roan is a swordsman having the goal to gain power and protect his childhood friend, the latter is the love interest, Yufa.


The story progresses when the Dark Lord, an evil entity, has created chaos in the world with 7 crystals.


These seven crystals represent 7 types of ambitions but got sealed. The only one who can change things is the protagonist Roan by defeating Dark Lord.



38. Amazing Nurse Nanako (2000)


Amazing Nurse Nanako (2000)


Science fiction and sex comedy anime, named Amazing Nurse Nanako, was released in July 1999 with multiple episodes. It was written by Rasputin Yano and directed by Yasuhiro Kuroda.


The detailing of series was about a 16-year-old named Nanako who works as a nurse in the hospital of Dr. Ogami.


Being a clumsy character, she got treated cruelly, including physical abuse. A romantic turn comes in the series when Ogami comes to rescue her in a dangerous situation.


A little bit of the psychological effect of Ogami, fluctuating between the evil scientist and then a common man, has become a typical thing, resulting in the characterization of overrated anime.



39. Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase (2003)


Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase (2003)


With a rating of 6.55 out of 10 (myanimelist), Naruto: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase became famous for its synopsis and themes.


Joining the mission of Konohamaru Naruto went to have crimson four leaves that grant any wish. The only reason behind collecting the four-leaf clover is to prevent the death of Yoshino.


This unique clover is located in a forbidden area where reaching has become almost an impossible thing. But for these two, Naruto and Konohamaru, it has become an adventure to achieve their goal.


If one compares this Naruto series with others then the plot was not as strong as compared to others.


But since it was a Naruto franchise, it has got popular.



40. Jikū Bōken Nūmamonjaa (1996)


Jikū Bōken Nūmamonjaa (1996)


Masaharu Amiya’s penned anime named Jikū Bōken Nūmamonjaa was directed by Itsurô Kawasaki. The festival of demons, a strange festival, comes with two harmless Demons.


These two demons were trying their best to recruit some people to be in their group. In the process of doing so, they ended up in the woods and got involved in a little adventure.


With a rating of 5.25, the series has got almost a likable ranking. It has action, fantasy, and comedy which made it quite overrating.



41. Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings (2009)


Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings (2009)


Under the creation of Capcom, Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings became worldwide famous. With multiple directors (Itsuro Kawasaki and Shin Itagaki) and producers, the series came as a masterpiece for the makers.


One can access it from the Funimation channel as well as Animax. Story concerns many provinces where the power was divided.


It has the emergence of 2 Demon Kings Of Owari that are Masamune and Yukimura and how they struggled against Nobunaga.


With the ambition of getting the land under their control, they have decided to crush anyone coming their way.


However, the series ended with the defeat of Masamune and Yukimura.



42. Princess Lover! (2009)


Princess Lover! (2009)


Released in 2009, Princess Lover was written by Makoto Nakamura and directed by Hiromitsu Kanazawa. The story is related to Arima Teppei who lost his parents in an accident.


After the death of his parents, his grandfather became the guardian and ordered him to be the heir of the Arima Group Corporation.


The story also has the involvement of different characters like Charlotte Hazelrink and Sylvia van Hossen who became prominent with Seika Hōjōin and Yū Fujikura.


With huge responsibility, a new life in Teppei has started. The story becomes overrated because of a typical plot line that was seen in every 10th anime.


Instead of focusing more on the plot line, makers have given more attention to the sexual element where characters are just full of themselves.



43. Ninja Resurrection (1997)


Ninja Resurrection (1997)


Also known as Makai Tenshō: Jigoku Hen, it is a Yasunori Urata directorial with themes like dark fantasy horror and supernatural.


The series is based on a novel of the same name written by Futaro Yamada. Many people confuse Ninja Resurrection with Ninja Scroll but they both had different terms for the story.


The story of Ninja Resurrection is from the Tokugawa era. It is the time when Christians were getting persecuted in Japan.


A rebellion occurred in 1637-1638, named Shimabara Rebellion a leader called Amakusa Shirō came forward to resist the government and its forces who are attacking Christianity, resulting in his death.



44. Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy (19997)


Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (19997)


Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy is an anime with action and adventure with family drama. It goes around the story of Goku Junior who is the great-grandson of the protagonist Goku.


Unlike Goku, Goku Junior was not a brave fighter as he constantly got surrounded by bullies. The story takes a turn when Goku Junior realizes that he needs to change before losing Pan.


It leads to the remembrance of Dragon Ball, thus setting off the mission of getting Dragon Ball which was once told by his grandmother.


The reason behind its overrated fact is the choice of leaving the core material behind and returning to the same roots of Dragon Ball.


Just to get the attention, makers converted Goku into a kid and repeated the same plot, as the earlier seasons.



45. Speed Racer (1967)


Speed Racer (1967)


Also known as Mach GoGo, Speed Racer is an automobile racing sports anime which was directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa.


It has got multiple episodes running around the story of a teenager named Gô. Gô Mifune is considered to be the best race car champion in the world because of his friend’s help and the support of his family.


He has got a car named the Mach 5, given by his father. The reason behind it being overrated is that makers have focused more on growing the fan base rather than the development of characters.


The only change in the characters was seen with the name of villains but not with the editing of image tracking.



46. Mouse (2003)


Mouse (2003)


Yorifusa Yamaguchi’s directorial Mouse is an action-pack anime, written by Hiroyuki Kawasaki. The story is of 400 years when a family of thieves steals property and money.


The main motivation of these thieves is to steal anything that can be stolen. The only identity of these thieves lies under the name called Mouse.


It goes with the lead character named Sorata Muon who has taken the responsibility of being the next Mouse.


He has three assistants to help him steal from the Art Museum and Towers. They have done different kinds of stealing but never got caught.


Coming to the reason behind it being overrated then it could be related to showing the story and characters as larger than reality.



47. Gintama (2005)


gintama (2005)


Gintama is an anime that has garnered both immense praise and hype. While some may argue it is overrated, there’s no denying its unique blend of comedy, action, and heartfelt storytelling.


The series masterfully balances humorous parodies and poignant character moments, showcasing a vast cast of lovable and relatable characters. With its witty dialogue, clever cultural references, and epic fight scenes, Gintama has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the anime industry.


While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it deserves credit for its ability to create a truly memorable and entertaining experience. And that’s why Gintama is a series that you should look forward to, at all costs. The series has everything that you would want from an anime.


Therefore, if you are in search for a complete anime experience then this is a series that you just can’t ignore at all. 



48. One Punch Man (2015)


One Punch Man (2015)


One Punch Man is an anime that has received widespread acclaim, but it’s fair to say it is somewhat overrated.


While its simple premise and repetitive structure may not appeal to everyone, the anime excels in its incredible animation and stunning action sequences.


The humorous and satirical elements add a unique flavour to the superhero genre, and Saitama’s deadpan expression creates comedic moments.


Despite its flaws, One Punch Man deserves credit for its high production values and ability to captivate viewers with its visually impressive battles and tongue-in-cheek approach to storytelling.



49. Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest (1990)


Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)


Directed by Daisuke Nishio, Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest was based on the book of the same name by Akira Toriyama.


It is also known as The Strongest Guy in the World. The overrated element enters Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest with its theme of science fiction and martial arts that just becomes too much at a certain point in the anime.


The story goes around Oolong and Gohan who are in the search of Magical Dragon Balls. The evil name Dr. Kochin has used this Dragon Ball to reset his master named Dr. Wheelo.


Dr. Wheelo died because of an avalanche that happened 50 years ago and carries the desire of becoming the strongest fighter in the world.



50. Akane Maniax (2004)


Akane Maniax (2004)


Akane Minax, an anime with comedy and romance, has got attention due to its characters but at the time, it became too much.


The story of Jouji Gouda was not as appealing as it was shown to the audience. The plot revolves around Jouji, a transfer student who fell in love with Akane at first sight.


Getting her guts collected, she proposed to him on the first day of her school. Akane has never found her attractive, but annoying, and wanted to get rid of her.


On the other hand, Jouji never gave up and expressed her love from time to time in front of Akane which made him uncomfortable at times.



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