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As a wise prophet once said, “No one is perfect, you live and you learn it”.
So for every badass character that you just want to see every day, there’s bound to be a character that’s on the other side of that chart.
A character you just want to shoo away like a fly.
And that’s what we’re going over in our ranking: those annoying anime characters that make us want to pull our hair out, or even drop an entire show, simply to avoid seeing them.
Anime: The Promised Neverland
I honestly had no real issues with Emma in the first season. In fact, she was kind of dope.
But in the second season she represented absolutely everything that had gone wrong with the show.
She mastered a level of talk no jutsu that even Naruto couldn’t achieve. And she just walked around making everyone abide by her will with only a few words.
Although I saw where she was coming from, her blinding idealism was just annoying as hell.
All of a sudden, demons are our friends and conflict is bad and revenge is pointless.
She sucked all of the tension and action from an already boring second season, which is why I hated seeing her on screen.
19. Malty Melromarc
Anime: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Malty is simply the reincarnation of the devil.
I get that the Shield Hero is historically not very liked, but why does she push it to such extremes?
Time and time again, whenever she’s on screen, you just know she’s going to do her best to piss the protagonist (and the audience) off, without ever showing any believable motives for doing so.
The fact that she also had the Simp Hero at her side only made it worse. And the un-dynamic duo was easily the most infuriating part of the entire series.
Anime: Attack on Titan
I honestly didn’t like Eren initially.
He was extremely loud, got angry about absolutely everything, and constantly acted like the world owed him something.
And if not that, he was just crying about life and being a downer.
However, as the season progressed, he got a lot of character development, ultimately becoming one of the coolest dudes in the series.
But then Gabi came along having the exact same bad qualities, without any chances of redemption.
I’ll give her props though, as she’s a capable warrior. But screaming almost every time you’re on screen and having no regards for other’s emotions get old super quickly.
17. Sakura Haruno
Hating Sakura is the glue that binds all Naruto fans together.
She started off as your typical violence character archetype, and only managed to get more annoying from that point on.
Her obsession with Sasuke was tiresome on so many levels. And her many monologues about how she’s going to catch up to Naruto and Sasuke felt like a nail was being drilled into my head.
How can you talk such a big talk when your only feats in the series were biting someone’s hand, and betting a dude who had given up on life while you were supported by a person specifically written to counter them?
16. Boruto Uzumaki
If the Naruto series never happened, Boruto would be somewhat alright, I guess.
But since we all basically grew up with Naruto, Boruto comes off as the most spoiled child to have ever lived.
He has the nerve to call Naruto a bad father because he missed a birthday, without ever asking about how that so called “bad father” spent his entire youth.
He has so much latent talent, and yet he resorts to cheating(while against his best friend no less) in order to prove some kind of a point… Why?
This is the exact opposite of everything that made Naruto so likable in the first place.
15. Eris Boreas Greyrat
Anime: Jobless Reincarnation
I can’t say that Eris is a badly written character, as spoiled children just tend to end up like this.
But man did I want to punch her through the screen.
She’s the loudest, most proud little brat who sees nothing wrong with punching people simply because you can.
Even the series acknowledges that no sane person would ever last more than a week as her tutor.
She does get a lot better later on in the series. But the fact remains that I cheered when a child got her teeth kicked in, so she obviously awakened some deep hatred from inside of me.
14. Eva Heinemann
You cannot deny that Eva has the most punchable face you have ever seen.
From the very beginning she’s setup as hateable, as she literally claims that some lives are worth more than others.
And she shows no compassion to the people affected, and then even has the nerve to play the victim card once Tenma dumps her toxic self.
She then goes on to seek out other men, and somehow manages to screw up each and every one of their relationships, believing that she’s the most important person on this planet.
All of this is just scratching the surface, mind you.
13. Yukiteru Amano
Anime: Mirai Nikki
Yuki simply did not belong in this show.
Almost everyone involved with Mirai Nikki is some sort of psychopath, Yuno being the most obvious one. And Yuki’s constant crying really soils the whole “edgy thriller vibe” the show had.
I get showcasing him as a sensitive person at first so that his change into a badass could be more epic.
But it just took way too long.
I simply got sick of seeing him cry and whine over and over again.
If I wanted to see a teenager cry all day, I would look back at my own childhood.
12. Zenitsu Agatsuma
Anime: Demon Slayer
With Zenitsu, it’s a huge hit or miss situation.
His character is built as such that he whines, cries, and screams almost constantly, with big flashy badass moments sprinkled throughout his screen time.
So you either find him funny and can’t wait for his next fight, or you think he’s an absolute annoyance and can’t wait for his next fight.
I actually don’t mind him. But I do know a few people who dropped the show just because of how annoying he was.
And if you’re willing to drop a master-class anime like Demon Slayer, your reasoning must be really strong.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter
Shaiapouf is just extremely toxic.
I get that the Royal Guards were literally brought into this world in order to serve King. But this dude just takes is way too far.
He’s constantly sporting that attitude of “I know what’s good for you better than anyone else”.
And that alone makes me want to push him off a cliff.
His manipulating schemes never really disappear throughout the show. And he’s the only Royal Guard that seemingly had no other personality traits aside those dedicated to Meruem.
Sure, he made the plot a lot more enticing. But I still hated seeing his stupid butterfly face on screen.
10. Nina Einstein
Anime: Code Geass
Anime generally likes to romanticize the idea of being obsessed with someone. And Nina is a prime example of why that’s toxic as hell.
She went from “just some background character” to “please choke on your own saliva” really quickly. And her meltdowns didn’t help her case at all.
Wanting to murder hundreds of innocent people is not very cash money to begin with. But when you add the fact that it came out of such a stupid and shallow motive as a mere obsession, it just becomes detestable.
9. Minerou Mineta
Anime: My Hero Academia
Pervert characters are always walking a thin line between being relatable, and being an absolute nuisance.
On the one hand you have dudes like Meliodas, who still have plenty of cool actions scenes and a backstory that explains their open attraction with their love interest.
And on the other hand you have Mineta, a diaper-wearing freak who became a hero simply because he believed he could get chicks that way.
The fact that he’s also rather useless only further showcases what a replaceable character he truly is.
8. Seryuu Ubiquitous
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
Seryuu is just a self-righteous prick that likes screaming too much.
The whole point of Akame ga Kill is to have a morally ambiguous cast where neither side is truly in the wrong.
In contrast to how well this was done with Bols, Seryuu just came off as a demon.
Whenever she saw someone who was a supposed enemy, she would blow her top and just start screaming bloody murder while doing her best to murder that person.
Ah yes, truly a vigilante.
The closer she came to being a cyborg, the worse she became. And her demon puppy was wasted potential.
7. Shinji Ikari
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
I don’t know whether you’ve caught on yet, but I really hate whiney characters.
Shinji is the king of the whine, and has had so many depression sessions that he even put Tumblr to shame.
Everyone in Evangelion is a bit messed up in the head. Which is even the show’s selling point to an extent.
But Shinji is just too much to handle.
I get doubting yourself from time to time. But when that’s all you do and you’re the protagonist, you cannot expect me to have any more sympathy left.
Anime: Black Clover
I honestly think that Asta nearly killed this entire show.
If you were aware of Black Clover at the time it first aired, you know just how much turmoil Asta created. His voice was among the most annoying sounds to have ever been heard on planet Earth, and his insistence to scream every word that he says did him no favors either.
It took the community quite a while to get over this massive auditory hurdle.
And I honestly think that if it had persisted for a while longer, Dark Clover would have been dumped and forgotten.
So even though they fixed Asta, we must always remember the damage he could have inflicted.
5. Haruhi Suzumiya
Anime: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
I never really understood why people liked Haruhi so much.
She’s one of the most selfish and inconsiderate characters I‘ve seen in my entire life. Everything always has to go her way! And I mean that in the truest meaning, since she’s also a god for some reason.
She pushes everyone around, shows little to no appreciation for the people that have to put up with her, and constantly abuses her friends who are probably just terrified of her power.
I mean, just look at poor Mikuru! The amount of harassment she’s received tops even some ecchi shows.
4. Aloise Trancy
Anime: Black Butler II
You know how they say you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat waiters/waitresses?
Aloise fails this decency test on so many levels, it’s pathetic.
The dude full-on abuses his staff, both physically and mentally, and acts like a pompous prick every chance he gets.
He’s more spoiled than a tuna sandwich on a tin roof in Arizona during the summertime.
Plus, unlike a few other characters on this list, I cannot find a single redeeming quality about this dude.
I have never once felt sympathy for him in the show, and I probably never will.
3. Shigekiyo Yangu
Anime: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
JoJo has some of the most unique, interesting, and badass characters in all of anime.
But it also has this spikey head bug-looking thing.
He has two main modes in the series: He’s either calm and happy, which is when he just comes off as extremely stupid, or he acts like a watered-down penny pincher, which is when I want to turn the episode off.
The dude is just extremely annoying. And every time he starts scheming on how to earn more money, I get one step closer to communism.
2. Misa Amane
Anime: Death Note
I find Misa annoying because she’s such a huge waste of potential.
Introducing another Death Note wielder could have taken the show to even greater heights than it had already achieved.
We just get your stereotypical “my love interest dictates my entire personality” character.
They could have at least made her extremely smart or something, instead of just giving Light a lap dog in the form of a female character.
It was disappointing, and she brought nothing positive to the series. What could have been…
1. Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière
Anime: The Familiar of Zero
Maybe Mrs Long Name grew on some of you.
But I hated her until the bitter end.
Whenever she was on screen, I could only expect either a prideful boast, or an act of violence towards someone who did nothing wrong – making her painfully dull and annoying.
I’ll never understand how such a character even comes into being, as they’re always a one-note train wreck that offers less than nothing to the general plot.
If she was a side character, maybe it wouldn’t have been as bad. But as it stands right now, I hate her guts.
Honorable Mention: Hercule Satan
Anime: Dragon Ball Z
Hercule just overstayed his welcome, in my opinion.
I won’t add him to the list necessarily, but he does deserve a mention somewhere in here.
The concept of a completely average dude trying to mingle with the Z fighters and claiming their success as his own was honestly not bad.
But the dude just got way too much screen time.
When you have such a limited character type and give them long intervals of screen time, it just does not work well.
The Cell Saga was the worse off in my opinion, as the joke got old super quickly, and I just ended up hating Hercule as a result.
He got a bit better later on. But I’m just disappointed they couldn’t use him effectively, like the abridged series did for example.