In the huge and exciting Anime worldeach series introduces us to a wide range of characters, from fearless heroes to memorable villains. However, among the many charismatic protagonists and captivating antagonists, we also see characters who awaken completely different emotions: loathing, annoyance, and sometimes even outrage. These are the characters that managed to stand out as the most hated in the history of Anime, leaving a lasting impression for the wrong reasons.
Some of the most hated characters are those who defy expectations by combining the characteristics of heroes and villains. These charismatic anti-heroes often have a dark side that draws them in anxiously, instead of captivating the audience. On the other hand, there are the villains whose malicious and cruel actions are so terrifying that they generate visceral loathing. Anime is also filled with characters whose scary personalities and annoying habits make them targets for the audience’s angst.
These hateful characters can evoke a wide range of emotions in the audience. Some of us feel repulsed by their ruthless and malicious actions, while others repulse us with their humorous personalities and selfish attitudes. Anime’s ability to create characters that evoke such responses is a testament to its ability to emotionally connect with the audience.
Therefore, today we gathered to review some of the most hated anime characters according to fans:
Asta – Black Clover
Asta, the protagonist swordsman in Black Clover, is an interesting case among rare anime characters. Longtime fans who watch most of Black Clover will find Asta more enjoyable and engaging, but there’s a lot that hasn’t been done so far. Rather, many of them stopped halfway through Black Clover when Asta was at ease as a typical shining hero who cries too much. For many anime fans, that’s all Asta is, and he gets a bad rap, whether he deserves it or not.
Rachel – Tower of God
Blonde Rachel from the Tower of God is hated by many anime fans, to the point where she is famous and new fans are wondering what the truth is. Rachel presented herself as a decent person, but in reality she was jealous of BAM and pushed him out of the Tower, nearly killing him. Afterwards, Rachel pretended to be physically disabled so that the others would pity her and get her up the tower. Rachel’s selfishness, manipulation and dishonesty are the factors that make her unlikable, especially when she exploits society’s sympathy for disabled people to her own advantage.
Shou Tucker – Fullmetal Alchemist
The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime premiered in 2009, but even now, anime fans are still obsessed with Shou Tucker and his crimes. He is a state alchemist, known as the “life sewing alchemist,” and when he becomes desperate for results, his family will pay for it. Shou earned his license by sewing his wife with an animal, and the resulting chimera begged to die. A few years later, Shou mated his beloved daughter, Nina, with his dog, Alexander, producing a second chimera that horrified Edward, Alphonse and Scar. Scar killed Shou before the case even went to trial.
Malty Melromarc – Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
The royal family of the kingdom of Melromarc, in the isekai kingdom of Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, is a mixed bag. The queen was a wise, charming lady who was one of Naofumi Iwatani’s best allies, and her young daughter Melty was also quite helpful. However, the queen’s husband and eldest daughter are another matter altogether. The King and Princess Malty conspired to banish Naofumi from the kingdom, and Malty used lies and hidden accusations to banish Naofumi’s name forever. She was not at all remorseful, and this offended her mother, the queen. Even worse, sabotaging Naofumi like this weakened the kingdom’s defenses against the Waves.
Gabi Braun – Shingeki or Kyojin
If it weren’t for two main factors, Gabi Braun, the warrior candidate, would be an admirable and admirable character, but this impetuous and impulsive young soldier went too far in the eyes of Shingeki no Kyojin fans. He cannot be easily forgiven for what he has done. It was Gabi who sneaked into the airplane and dropped the beloved Sasha Blouse, an act that immediately united the entire fandom against her. Furthermore, Gabi is sickened by her cerebral attitude towards her fellow Irish, firmly believing that they are demons who must be punished or killed.
Minoru Mineta – Boku no Hero Academia
Little by little, the student hero Minoru Mineta from Boku no Hero Academia is making a name for himself, as he is getting braver as a fighter, getting good grades, and has had some clever moments in action, like when he defeated the heroine Midnight in battle. However, in general, it is easy to hate him. Minoru is a pervert, the kind who opens a girl’s underwear drawer to look inside. He even tries to look at girls in the bathroom, a well-worn anime cliché, and is also characterized by being easily scared and panicking when things go wrong. Most of the fans like it terribly.
Shinji Ikari – Neon Genesis Evangelion
In truth, Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion is just a 14-year-old boy, and his bosses demand a lot from him. Most people his age would react badly in a situation like Shinji’s, but that doesn’t stop anime fans from protesting it. Shinji has been criticized for lacking courage or determination as a main character, and often complains about everything that comes to mind. He’s also accused of stabbing his sarcastic ally Asuka Langley while she’s unconscious, which upsets almost every fan.
Orihime Inoue – Bleach
There are many anime characters who are more universally hated than Orihime Inoue, but even so, Orihime has many detractors, and for several main reasons. In the story of Bleach, she is a loyal and loyal friend who has incredible bravery, which makes her endearing to most of the Bleach characters. Many Bleach fans associate Ichigo with Rukia, but Orihime claimed Ichigo for herself, as seen in the last chapter of the manga. Many fans were angry when their love fantasy was ruined. Other than that, Orihime often makes fun of “Ichigo!” or “Kurosaki-kun!” worried too many times during fight scenes.
Mami Nanami – Kanojo, Okarishimasu
Mami Nanami is a petty liar in Kanojo’s romantic comedy Okarishimasu, and is hated by anime fans, even if she isn’t a violent supervillain. Although the male lead, Kazuya, is far from the best man, fans felt bad for him when Mami left him for someone else. Mami’s actions set the whole story in motion, but the fans didn’t exactly thank her. In her fake sweet form, Mami is very manipulative and antagonistic, and often goes out of her way to break up Kazuya and Chizuru for obscure reasons, which does no one any good.
Ren Yamai – Komi-san wa, Komyushou Desu
The charming anime Komi-san wa, Komyushou Desu is a gentle parody of many character archetypes and romantic anime tropes, such as the shy librarian Himiko Agari and the competitive Makeru Yadano. However, this anime can’t even completely sanitize the concept of yandere. Ren Yamai is still a despicable person who has no apologies for what he does, which makes him unpopular. She has threatened others, bullied others while being a popular girl, tried to confide in Shoko Komi, and even kidnapped Hitohito Tadano.
Boruto Uzumaki – Boruto: The Next Generation Naruto
Although unpopular characters like Sakura Haruno and Danzo Shimura appeared in the original Naruto anime, fans still loved its main character, the brave and underdog Naruto Uzumaki. Interestingly, Naruto’s son Boruto became one of shonen’s most hated anime characters when he starred in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Boruto Uzumaki is powerful and talented, but fans dislike him for it, thinking of him as a Mary Sue. The character is also unpopular due to his bratty attitude, which, unlike his father’s, was completely unwarranted. Boruto came from a loving and understanding family, so it was strange that he behaved so badly.