Well, where to begin. I know it feels like a lot of people will be upset with the anime I may talk about, and personally I am a little alright with that. I only say that because everyone has their own opinion. I am sure I would disagree with some people’s opinion on these, if they were to make a list. But overall remember this is for fun. It would be nice to see who agrees and who disagrees with this list. Personally as always I would love to hear a few anime you think are over hyped.
Due to the nature of labeling Anime as Over Hyped I am only doing ones that I have seen. I will also mention if it deserves the hype or not. Because sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Either way without further ado, let’s get started.
Number 5: Death Note
So, most of the ones on this list are ones I saw before getting into talking about anime online. Most I have seen a lot of people talked about, Death Note being one of them. I am not sure why it is on this list. It was either this or Code Geass. Both series still get mentions from time to time and still feel like they are relevant despite being almost a decade old.
Death Note I saw in my first year of watching anime. I really enjoyed it, after seeing an abridge series I was a little hyped to check it out. I mean the only reason why it is on this list is because of the second season, second arc, or whatever, those last few episodes.
First half, yes, deserved the hype, praise, everything. Second half not so much. It almost makes the hype for the first half not worth it. Between that ending, and no L, the second half lacked so much. The first half was just so much more. So to me the over personal hyped died in the second half.
This could be higher on the list, but the only reason it is not, partially due to the other series having more hype, but because I haven’t seen it in almost four years so my opinion might change if I were to rewatch.
Does it deserve it? Yes/No
Number 4: One Punch Man
Does it deserve it? Yes
Might as well start explaining why the hype is worth it. At the same time this show has way too much hype to it. The level of hype for it just exploded. I mean how well known it is, well, yeah.
Anyway, it sort of does not deserve the hype. The reason for it, well, the show all revolves around the same joke that everything is beaten in a single punch. But that is the only reason, besides too much hype, why I think it is over hyped and does not deserve it.
Looking at the series on a different level, it does not always come down to that single punch. It is about the heroes. They could be very strong or very weak, but they all try to make a difference. The show might be known for its humor and action, where the hype comes from, but it deserves the hype because of all the characters playing a much more important role then they look like they do.
Some shows, like Death Note, who had good characters, eventually that sort of faded because some event or it dragged on too ling. The characters are what make the hype worth it for One Punch Man. More than anything the hype is misplaced.
Number 3: Kill la Kill
This one is a little tricky. To me Kill la Kill popped into my head. I mean if I saw Gurren Laggan, it probably would be here instead. Kill la Kill I really enjoyed. But let’s face it there is or at least was too much hype for when it aired. It has been some time since it finished airing, and although I would like to say there is no more hype for it, it just died down a little.
I mean I did enjoy the series. The middle was a little rocky at times and the ending was just an insane fight. I would say the characters make the hype worth it, but they do not. They are all enjoyable in their own way. The story is well, a little weird at times, but it does not deserve the hype.
I would say more but I think the crazy of the outfit is still around somewhat so case in point.
Does it deserve it? No
Number 2: Sword Art Online
Getting into the probably obvious territory for the last two. I will do my best not to bash SAO, but no promises.
Does it deserve it? NOOOO!!!!
It is a terrible love story. I read the light novels, and well, it is just too rushed. The anime adds to it by giving the side stories at the same time, but the first volume was one second they have not seen each other for like a year, then they are married. The villain had no idea why he did what he was doing. Half the stuff in the first arc alone makes no sense. Fairy Dance made even less sense with a perverted twist.
I tried watching SAO II but ended up accidentally dropping in 7 or 8 episodes in. I did not see a point carrying on. There were just so many plot holes in story problems. The characters were alright at best, but all the women were the same damsels in distress. Season 2 had Sinon, who was afraid of guns yet playing a gun game, where is the logic? Why did they have to get rid of Asuna from being the bad ass that she was at the start of the first volume only to make her a house wife by the end of the same volume? So many more complaints!
Alright I am stopping here before more rage ensues.
Number 1: Attack on Titan
Does it deserve it? No, providing I don’t get mauled by a titan after posting this.
This series is the king of over hyped anime. I mean do not get me wrong, it is good. It just becomes way, and I mean, way too predictable. The series started grabbing attention of killing off characters. But at some point you are going to know who will live or die. Akame ga Kill kills off anyone, even Tatsumi, the main character was not safe in the anime and now even in the manga. AoT does not get that. We all know if Levi dies the hearts of seemingly million fan girls will die as well. Anyone that is seemingly important will probably live. It is like how on the Walking Dead if a side character is getting too much characterization that episode they will die. I have only read where the anime stopped. But I would not be surprised if that sort of trend continued for AoT. Yes I will be watching season two to see if my thoughts are correct.
This series just exploded with hype, it did not stop for well over a year after it ended, only to continue ones it aired dubbed on Toonami, which was alright. This series did have a drop in hype. But with season two coming out this year, the hype will return and strike back with vengeance.
As always what anime do you think are over hyped? Do you agree or disagree with some of mine?
Any ideas for future top 5s would be gladly appreciated.
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