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CNN: Anime fans debate most overrated titles

If there's anything that anime fans love to do, it's to argue about anime.

Merely proving the point, Japanese website biglobe recently published a top 50 list of the most overrated anime series of all time. The results were culled from a poll of 33,000 votes. While beloved titles like "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Bleach" and "Naruto" made the list, as expected, they did not rank in the top 10.

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Ranma13992d ago (Edited 3992d ago )

1. Gintama

2. Melchony of Haruhi Suziyama (although not watched it)

3. Digimon

4. Dragon Ball Z (be honest, its ok but so many think its the best when it clearly isnt)

5. Naruto (not as good as one piece)

Simon_Brezhnev3991d ago

You have seen the light and truth. Naruto is not as good as One Piece not even half as good as in story and action.

1. I tried it i would had liked it better if it had story arcs and not random episodes

2. never saw it

3. Aint see it since i was a teen and tbh i liked it more than pokemon. LOL

4. I liked it the story was ok but the action was pretty damn good. A lot of animes copies it even tho a lot of shit DBZ does is a copy of Hokuto No Ken.

5. Highly overrated the more i read the manga the more i feel like its average. Fairy Tail is the new Naruto now had so much hype but fails ultimately.

NewMonday3991d ago

i will list a few underrated classics you kids may have missed(no fillers and completed):

- Future Boy Conan(Miyazaki's best work)

- Fist of the North Star tv.

- Grandizer (best super robot anime ever)

- Treasure Island anime (best version of the story IMOO)

- various Osamu Tezuka works

- Harlock and galaxy express (harlock endless odyssey is modern version if you cant stand old school)

Simon_Brezhnev3991d ago (Edited 3991d ago )

lol @ newmonday dont call me a kid

Hokuto No Ken is my favorite anime of all time and i was just responding to his list. Saw all 150 episodes, movies, and ovas. Raoh is the hardest villian of all time and people think Vegeta is hardcore.

TBH i saw so much anime i cant tell you if i watched it unless you tell me the name.

I actually like more 80s and 90s anime more.

iChii3991d ago

Meh, I don't like Overrated animes except for One Piece.

But my fav. anime list would be:

1. D. Gray-Man (Even though it's unfinished..)

2. Gintama (FUNNY AS F*CK)

3. Mirai Nikki

4. FMA: Brotherhood

5. One Piece or Fairy Tail

NewMonday3989d ago

FMA: Brotherhood is modern classic, another is Monster, 2 long but completed anime

even for us old timers it can be a different exuberance because different anime shows were aired between mainland Europe and America.

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Ranma13991d ago

@Simon, is fairytale a good anime?

Am hearing a lot about it.

Am into anime like One piece, naruto, Rorouni Kenshin, bleach, Berserk...your action and story animes.

Is it like them?

koga883991d ago

Fairy Tail is actually pretty great in my opinion and so far as I can tell only has a a few filler episodes once in a blue moon, and even then it is only for one episode instead of whole arcs. The action is great and the story arcs and characters are wonderful. I could easily see it as a huge series, and with FUNimation bringing the entire first season over to North America its a good thing for fans as well.

Simon_Brezhnev3991d ago

Well Fairy Tale was good until it uses the same formula all the time. I will tell u right now Fairy Tales characters has the most bullshitting power ups in any anime. Every arc at the end Natsu just does some bullshit power up every time and he never trains. Once you watch it you will think about how they copy One Piece a lot in some ways. They hardly ever lose a fight. You will like it at first because it was good until the author just ruined the story for me.

Megaman_nerd3991d ago (Edited 3991d ago )

you people are way too critical of anime that is meant for kids, I mean these are all shonens! They all follow the same formula capitalized by DBZ. If you like one you like them all like Call of Duty. And all of them are to blame for the sudden power-ups.

That bullshitting power-up, what about Ichigo's bankai and similar power level to a captain even though they trained for "hundred" of years compared to him (only days). Or Naruto's sage mode perfected beyond Jiraiya in like 3 days, the rasen-shuriken that his father could never complete and now the 9-tails mode, do you realize that he is practically invincible now, right? Naruto became the most powerful shinobi in the world in what? 2 years at the age of 15-16? And Ichigo in just a couple of weeks and they both have never lost a fight either (only fight Naruto lost was against Sasuke because it was a forced plot device to continue the series).

Even Goku took more than that to surpass Master Roshi for god's sake! He trained for years since when he was 10 years old and until he was 18 he did nothing else but train and fight everyday. And in Fairy Tail, Natsu is not only older than Ichigo and Naruto (17) but we don't know the extend of his powers either. Unlike Naruto and Ichigo where we meet them since when they were totally powerless, Natsu was already powerful since the beginning and he was trained by a Dragon since when he was very little but he's still far from being the most powerful mage. And most of the difficult battles that he has won has been due to the circumstances and not because of power ups.

One Piece has been the only shonen to do the power ups right if you ask me. After 600 episodes Luffy just learned how to use haki/ki/chakra!

chadwarden3991d ago

I guess you like to watch training arcs.


fairy tail in short simple terms great story, likeable characters, and 1 to 3 fillers that also go with the story later on
funi already dubbed 48 ep so u can watch it dub or sub

batguyz3991d ago

For me fairy tale is like a mix between naruto and one piece.
bleach lost its touch after the rescue rukia arc.
Naruto isnt overrated,it tells a pretty good story,but in comparison to one piece,its hard for me to judge coz theres never a dull moment with one piece.

Simon_Brezhnev3990d ago (Edited 3990d ago )


LOL, Your right One Piece did do power-up rights but its not the only one its just the most famous shounen to do it right. I'll tell you the reason Fairy Tail pissed me off if you read the manga i dropped it right after the Hades arc. You will see when i say bullshit power-ups. In all the other shounens you mention you never see the main character fight 3 straight battles struggly his ass off then boom power-up. Ichigo's father been training him since day one. Naruto well i dont know what to say he is a foolish kid. You much never saw Bleach Ichigo lost a lot of fights hell just about every fight he lost he basically died. He just takes his revenge and wins. Fairy Tale is no mix with One Piece more like they copy a lot of stuff. Dont tell me you dont think Gidalz is a rip off of Shanks no matter how you try to spin it.

You say its shounen thats why its like that how come Hunter x Hunter, Nurarihyon, Toriko, Beelzebub, and Reborn are better than Fairy Tale, Bleach, and Naruto. Hunter X Hunter kills people without a second thought. LOL

NewMonday3989d ago (Edited 3989d ago )

Naruto has the best combat rules and progressiveness, but Naruto's development did get to fast in recent arcs, he should have went on another 2 year training trip.

and the anime is killed by ugly boring fillers. they should have just gone on hiatus between arcs, or just have less episodes per-season.

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Ranma13991d ago (Edited 3991d ago )

Evangelion is also an over rated anime. i forgot about that. People kept talking about it, but it was just average/good. but not as good as many make it out to be

upallnightgamer3991d ago

It's one of those things that you start watching because you hear so much about it, and if you make it to the end, you, like everyone else, go "what the fuck just happened?"

smashcrashbash3991d ago

Well if you want to argue about Naruto, Bleach and One Piece, the one thing you can say is that One Piece fillers are much better then the others. Naruto and Bleach fillers make you wonder 'Why don't they just shut the hell up and get back to the story?'. One Piece fillers are almost always as good as the main story themselves. My favorite story was the one when everyone but Robin lost their memories

snakebite363991d ago

My favorite filler arc is the Davy Back fight arc.

smashcrashbash3990d ago

Yeah, that was a good one too. The Davy Back fight was strangely goofy and serious all at the same time. The games were weird but their crew members were on the line at the same time. I thought it was funny when Robin was reading the rule book and Luffy swallowed the ball and she found out it was against the rules on the last page of the book.

I also like the one were they were trapped inside the impregnable fortress and had to sneak out. The commander acted like he was an idiot who didn't have a clue but was extremely cunning and clever.They barely made it out of that one.

snakebite363990d ago

ooh that was a good arc too. I think the fortress was called "G8". That is my second favorite arc.

TheColbertinator3991d ago

I think One Piece is highly overrated.Nothing that interests me about it despite all the hype the show gets.

smashcrashbash3990d ago (Edited 3990d ago )

@ Megaman_nerd. I agree with you. Luffy and friends took much longer to develop to the point they are. So many people start off practically zeros and SUDDENLY in a short space of time surpass everyone in the world at a young age or even before they even trained properly.Ichigo is more powerful then just about everyone in the spirit world already, Naruto has the fox which practically makes him invisible.

Luffy is still not even as powerful as the admirals or the Emperors despite his Haki and One Piece is over five hundred episodes.I always argue that with Naruto fans. Anytime Naruto looks like he is going down he can just call on the fox. And Ichigo can just call on his zanpakuto.Luff has nothing but his own skills to call on in a bad situation

@ TheColbertinator which proves you haven't actually watched the show but instead sat there complaining about the hype.

snakebite363990d ago

One great thing about One Piece that keeps it fresh is the devil fruits. They can come up with so many crazy and amazing devil fruit abilities that even when Luffy and his crew get more powerful there are always so many different devil fruit users that most of the time need to be outsmarted rather than just overpowered.

Simon_Brezhnev3990d ago

Yeah One Piece keeps it fresh with Devil fruits.

My problem with Naruto is every other ninja has a lot of techniques and he only uses 2 24/7.

Bleach well he never tried 2 learn kido and just always fight with brute strength and always try to bankai. LOL


I'll tell you why people diss One Piece they hate the art style.