Overrated Anime? Yeah, Japan Knows About That

Overrated Anime? Yeah, Japan Knows About That When it comes to overrated anime, it’s really interesting to see what fans consider to be in that category. There’s so many variables with it that it can be pretty wide open, though obviously there’s usually just a lot of interest in attacking the big, popular franchises. Enter biglobe’s Top 50 Grand Prix which took to task anime fans in Japan to say what they felt were the most overrated series out there. They got in 33,000 votes which is far more than a lot of polls get in Japan when it comes to anime, so we get a pretty interesting list. What isn’t a surprise though is that the majority of the shows are very recent, including some running this season. Japanese anime fans tend to be a lot more focused on the here and now whereas Western anime fans hold onto their favorites for years and continue to talk about them. So while we do get a couple of older series here, older being things like Evangelion, the majority is pretty recent. And it’s interesting to see how many are very accessible to Western fans now too, both through legal streaming and home video editions.

1. Madoka Magica
2. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
3. K-on!
4. Bakemonogatari
5. Oreimo
6. IS
7. Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun
8. Fate/zero
9. Steins;Gate
10. Angel Beats!
11. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
12. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
13. Inu x Boku SS
14. Ben-to
15. The World God Only Knows
16. Macross F
17. (tie) Uta no Prince-sama
17. (tie) Mawaru-Penguindrum
19. Working!!
20. Persona 4 the ANIMATION
21. Bleach
22. Dog Days
23. Baka and Test
24. Ro-Kyu-Bu!
25. Hanasaku Iroha
26. Aria of the bullet Scarlet
27. One Piece
28. Tiger & Bunny
29. Daily Lives of High School Boys
30. Neon Genesis Evangelion
31. Gintama
32. Blue Exorcist
33. Naruto
34. Future Diary
35. Natsume Yuujinchou
36. No.6
37. Guitly Crown
38. gdgd Fairies
39. My Ordinary Life
40. Un-Go
41. Toriko
42. Squid Girl
43. Kimi to Boku
44. Sora no Manimani
45. Chihayafuru
46. Jewelpet
47. Usagi Drop
48. Nurarihyon no Mago
49. Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
50. Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san

[Source: Crunchyroll ]