Rachael is a passionate long-time anime fan, who enjoys writing about the storytelling aspect of anime, manga, and light novels.
Any discussion of which anime characters are the most annoying ends up generating a lot of nerd rage on the internet. Designate any anime character at all as "annoying" and there will always be fans of that character defending them.
So, of course I've not wanted to do something like this. It seems like whining, and not that productive. It doesn't really further much about the discussion of anime as an art form to talk about your personal gripes.
But I guess sometimes it's nice to vent. So here are my picks for the ten most annoying anime characters I can think of — with additional honorable mentions.
I'm not counting obvious rivals or villains, like Gary Oak from Pokemon, or Sae from Peach Girl. You're supposed to hate them, even though they can also be sympathetic at times. I chose characters who are protagonists or supporting characters on the "good guys" team, who are nevertheless irritating.
Let the rant begin!
10. Ren - DearS
Ren is cute and all, but she's just so... stupid!
And, the show DearS is not good. I'm not saying it because I don't like the ecchi/harem genre. It's just not a good example of one.
The series uses a basic formula: Ren does something stupid, then Miu and other characters do damage control. It's like they're taking care of an infant or something.
This might be okay, after all it is a comedy. But, the weird and creepy thing is that this brain-dead girl is supposed to be attractive. Her image in little or no clothing is what is used to sell the anime on the DVD cover art.
Stupidity is not attractive! The series makes it seem sexy that Ren is so innocent and naive, clearly going for that Starfire concept of the cutesy, girl-next-door, innocent alien girl who doesn't understand "what is kiss?".
But, other fictional examples of this type of girl are better. Many of them, like Starfire herself, are still smart and competent, they just don't understand Earth culture, figurative language, and other things. They're like foreigners who visit other countries on Earth. The alien gals in Tenchi Muyo for instance are new to Earth and to Japan, but they're by no means stupid.
But Ren is so empty-headed as to barely seem functional. The series also uses the same jokes around her all the time. There is no mystery at all as to why this was just a half-season show. Oh, hahahaha, we get it, she loves melon bread, that was so funny... the first time?
Then you take into account the whole "happiness in slavery" thing; the series is about cute alien women who are bred as a slave race, and when they come to Earth, all they desire is to become good slaves to men/boys. Also, our boring harem protagonist is almost seen as virtuous because he puts up with Ren, who is considered a defective model of her species. So not only are we the audience supposed to find her stupidity endearing, but in the show, it's celebrated to love her because of it, not even in spite of it. I guess who needs a smart slave?
It makes me think about the distinction between a hentai and an ecchi series. In ecchi, I want there to be a story with characters I like. I want the characters to succeed in achieving dreams and personal goals they have. And I care about the morality in the show. For hentai, it's about boobs, and it's a morality-free space for fantasy, for fantasizing about things I'd never do in real life. So while the "alien slave race" thing might be ok to like, if shameful to speak about later, in hentai, in an "above the surface" anime series, I am uncomfortable with it.
There was a lot of great anime of the 00s, but DearS ain't one.
9. Meryl - Trigun
Don't get me wrong, I like Meryl toward the end of the show, where she becomes more serious, in accordance with the shifting tone of the show.
But in the first few episodes, she is damn annoying! The first episode of Trigun is almost unwatchable because her whining, loud voice in it is, well, annoying.
I like her in some of the action scenes, and she pretty good with a gun. However, in non-action scenes, all she seems to do is whine, and her English dub voice was shrill, it grated my nerves constantly. I get that as an insurance girl, she has to be all business, in contrast with the "manic pixie dream girl/free spirit" she works with, Millie. She sometimes feels like the only sane person in the cast.
But ah, she bitches and whines non-stop, and her voice is just so annoying!
I would pay double what I paid for my series box set of Trigun to just have one with Meryl's voice muted, or her gratuitous complaining cut! It borders on ruining a show I otherwise really like. Which to me, makes her worse than Ren in DearS, because she is just the central character of a show I don't like anyway.
She does change, though, becoming less annoying over time. The serious moments make the better side of her personality shine through in the later episodes. But, she often comes across as abrasive, condescending, and acts like other characters' mom. She wants to see the manager.
8. Asuka Langley Sohryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
Another character with a shrill, annoying English dub voice (I mean the original, not the peasant's Netflix dub), and a personality to match. I first watched Evangelion on Cartoon Network. I remember always talking about last night's episode the next day, like "yeah, Asuka was super annoying, but the rest of the episode was pretty cool".
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a dark, melancholy show with a soft, poetic sadness to it. Asuka crashes into that scene like a hurricane, and often sticks out, appearing to not belong in that kind of serene, dark, introspective atmosphere. At least not in the first few episodes after she is introduced.
If they had introduced her in the first episode, I might not even have given the show a chance. Some scenes with her were just painful to watch. Because she is rude, obnoxious, arrogant, and a bully. (You can probably tell that I'm more of a Rei Ayanami fan?)
In Asuka, I see everything I hate about Western culture, reflected and magnified. She has a dismissive attitude towards all things Japanese, which is being a rude guest in a foreign country. She loudly whines about everything, and does nothing to hide her disdain for Shinji, and outright hatred of Rei. These feelings come across as snap judgments she makes within a few moments of meeting them. She's proof that being super outspoken is not always a good thing.
7. Emilia - Re:Zero
(I did have Kagome here, but on re-watching Inuyasha recently, I changed my mind about her, coming to like her more than I did the first time I saw it.)
I just started watching the second season of Re:Zero, and the first season blew my mind. And, the series continues to be very good, with many emotionally moving moments.
If I dislike Asuka because she's too rude and aggressive, I have the opposite problem with Emilia: she's too prim and ladylike. She seems like a Japanese princess from like 1,000 years ago, the type of girl who is very sheltered, letting other people do her fighting for her. She acts disadvantaged and put upon, because some people dislike her for being a half-elf, when she doesn't realize how extremely privileged she is.
The real issue though are the questions a lot of fans ask about her; what does Natsuki see in her, why does he like her more than Rem, with whom he arguably builds up more actual romance, why is she his designated love interest?
In a lot of the scenes they share together, she doesn't understand him, and he has trouble communicating with her openly and honestly. He gets along with Rem more, and they fight together, instead of just Natsuki fighting to prevent Emilia's dainty white dress from getting stained. She does fight sometimes, and from the fan Wiki, it sounds like she will become more of a fighter in her own right in the future, maybe. But right now, she just kind of seems like a weight around Natsuki's neck. And it seems like she's too generically ladylike to be interesting. It was the same gripe I had about Buttercup in The Princess Bride.
The Rem arc with Natsuki towards the end of season 1 was just so emotionally impactful, that I had no heckin clue why he would go back to Emilia after that. I think many fans kind of felt like this was a slap on the face to Rem.
6. Kaoru - Rurouni Kenshin
I used to count Rurouni Kenshin as one of my favorite animes of all time, but then the manga artist was caught with actual live-action child porn on his computer, so... yeah. Not so much!
Anyway, Kaoru's voice is annoying, in Japanese AND English.
I respect Kaoru's drive to rebuild her martial arts dojo, and regain the honor of her father's fighting style, she's on this list because they make the same unfunny jokes about her... over and over and over.
Oh she can't cook. On the 76th episode that joke is... stale.
Oh, Misao is calling her a raccoon, and she's calling Misao a weasel, and the animators are also still making that joke about Megumi being like a fox... how amusing. Again.
They had all this potential with Kaoru to make her a good character, yet they made her a cliché nagging wife type. Lame.
She is kind of cute when she gets romantic with Kenshin. But she's also a bit dumb and weak. There are female characters in the show who are better than her that could have gotten more screen time: Megumi, Misao, and Yumi.
5. Ayeka - Tenchi Muyo
She's not a terrible character. She just seems prissy, and I don't like prissy princess type characters in general. But she especially seems out of place in a whacky harem series. She's uncomfortable with the whole situation she's in where she has to share Tenchi with Ryoko and other women. She hates Ryoko and is easily shocked and embarassed, being the prude as a foil to Ryoko's brashness. But the question that keeps bringing up is, if she's so uncomfortable with everything, why doesn't she leave? She could get a man who doesn't already have someone! She could get a person from her own planet!
It's just, when I see a harem, I want to see the gals enjoying being there, like in Overlord or Monster Musume. If a character seems super uptight about sex, and super squeamish about other girls' affections for her man, WHY THE HECK DOESN'T SHE JUST LEAVE?!
I rarely found myself on her side in her numerous fights with Ryoko. For one, she's related to Tenchi, as is Sami, leaving Ryoko as the only decent choice Tenchi could make. But somehow they go for a "marry 'em all" ending. Eh...
Ryoko is so badass that Ayeka seems lame in comparison. She seems like a spoiled, arrogant, royal brat, looking down her nose at everyone, never satisfied with anything. Her English voice sounds like an old lady, and is just plain cringe-inducing. Her lines often take me back to being scolded by my grandma as a kid. Ayeka starts a lot of the bickering, and escalates the fighting way too often, instead of acting like a reasonable adult. Although let's be fair, Ryoko does her share as well.
"Excuse me, princess!"
4. Naruto - Naruto
Ah yes, everyone's favorite screaming traffic cone. I know Sakura and Sasuke also get a lot of hate. But Naruto is one of the most annoying anime protagonists I've ever seen. At least Sakura and Sasuke are annoying in that they just sit there and having flashbacks, feelings and thoughts, without actually doing all that much (initially at least). But Naruto is kind of flashy and... highlighted about his annoying-ness.
First of all, I hate the fact that he tarnishes the name "ninja" almost as much as Edward Cullen tarnishes the name "vampire". Ninja are supposed to be stealthy assassins, moving unseen (and UNHEARD) in the shadows. That is what makes them appealing as characters. Naruto is louder than a kindergarten boy on the playground bragging about his own farts, and he wears the notoriously conspicuous color bright orange. He's as far removed from any traditional definition of "ninja" you can get. I guess I prefer my ninja to be more historically accurate. Well, they didn't really wear black either, they wore disguises and street clothing that would help them blend in, black clothing would have stuck out, and that is a Hollywood fiction.But Naruto is less accurate than that, even.
Funny enough, you only see this "silent assassin" type from the villains mostly in Naruto. But I guess if you called them "mages" and realize that their "ninjitsu" is really just a type of magic, the show is okay. But Naruto remains an annoying character. Just. Stop. Yelling!
3. Keiko - YuYu Hakusho
Keiko is one disappointment in an otherwise awesome show. They had potential in her for her to be clever, to learn how to fight, or at least to become a decent helper for Yusuke. As the "smart girl" class representative, I wondered why she couldn't have found a way to help Yusuke with her brain, like Ami in Sailor Moon.
But all she does in the show is be a worried girlfriend. She cheers him on from the sidelines, she has major moments of sadness and angst over the potential of Yusuke getting killed, but she never does anything important.
In a world of humans, demons, and oni with fantastic supernatural abilities, Keiko is painfully ordinary. She's also not much of a character. She revolves heavily around Yusuke. She's there to fill that oh-so-important wet blanket/nagging girlfriend role, and to be a damsel in distress at times, though Kuwabaka and Yukina also fulfill that role in different arcs. She does absolutely nothing in the most important arc of the show, the Dark Tournament arc. What do you expect though? She has no powers, unless you count super nagging and super crying.
She's a disappointment as a love interest for someone as badass as Yusuke. I honestly hoped he would see the romantic potential in other girls. Or that Keiko would take a level in badass. Even Botan does more, and is more interesting and lively. Keiko barely seems alive half the time. She talks so slowly.
The romance is sweet, but largely that's because it's sweet to see Yusuke even giving the time of day to a girl so boring in the first place. Maybe he likes the challenge of getting a girl who's so aloof and such a goody two-shoes type. Or maybe, he just thinks she's kind of hot when she's pissed off.
2. Haruhi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
I seriously don't understand the appeal of this show. Being told out of order makes it make little sense, until you plow through and watch it all. That's not really innovative, just annoying. The show is cool I guess, but it's not helped by having such an unlikable main character.
Haruhi is obnoxious, and her motivation is so "first world problem" to me that I could not take it seriously. She's not happy with life, because reality doesn't have fantastical things that probably only exist in fiction. Specifically, she's looking for time travelers, espers (people with ESP), and aliens. It's a childish, unrealistic motivation, and the lengths she goes to in pursuit of it (blackmail and sexual assault) are... disturbing.
In another anime, Haruhi would be the antagonist. She has the arrogance, and this annoying, childish mentality - treating everything as a game. But the anime rewrites reality so that Haruhi is God of their universe, but they don't dare tell her this because... reasons? She comes across as indifferent to the suffering she inflicts on Kyon, Mikuru, and other characters. So yeah, basically she is exactly like God.
All the crying and whining, and with such a compulsive sweets habit you wonder why she isn't 300 lbs.
He's consistently a jerk to almost every girl in the series. They go nuts fighting over him anyway.
Cute, but weak, often the team's dead weight or "character in distress".
Neon Genesis Evangelion
No wonder even most Evangelion fans hate him. He is whiny and always runs away from things in a dishonorable way.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Also no wonder he's hated by most of the fans. He's very cruel to Sayaka at a time when she is crucially emotionally vulnerable.
1. Chibi Usagi - Sailor Moon
She nearly ruins my favorite parts of Sailor Moon, and I find that unforgivable. I love the characters called the "outer Senshi" who represent the outer planets; Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto (well it was a planet at the time, damn it!).
Love them. They're all so cool, mature, deep, emotionally complex, and interesting. And yet Chibi-Usa shows up in their story arcs like a fart in an elevator, and ruins all the coolness of everything else in the show.
She's not needed in the story. She pretends to be a side-kick or mentee to Sailor Moon, even adopting her catch phrase and literally jumping into her spotlight. Okay, every Batman needs a Robin, right? But the problem is, she doesn't respect Usagi at all. She constantly criticizes and whines about her. So she becomes sort of confusingly unclear about whether she loves or hates Usagi. How can someone learn from a mentor they don't respect?
Finally, there's the creepiness. Since Chibi-Usagi is really hundreds of years old, she acts mature for her age. Okay. But what makes it super creepy is that she acts like she's in love with Mamoru, who is a past version of her father! And she acts like a love rival getting between him and Usagi and... it's so cringey and perverted. Why would you want to get in the way of the courtship of your own parents anyway? Doesn't she care about existing? Every scene where she acts all cutesy and romantic with Mamoru just makes me want to vomit. I mean sure, kids do have crushes on adults, even their parents, sometimes. But she takes it so far beyond an innocent crush that it's just blech.
I hoped that they would make Chibi-Usa look permanently older somehow after the Black Moon story arc, and they didn't. You have to just wonder what her purpose in the show even is, other than as fanservice for the pedos in the audience? Ugh...
Questions & Answers
Question: I understand what you said about Naruto (the anime, not the character) being non-historical, but it actually takes a LOT from the pop-cultural idea of ninja from the old days (up to 150 yrs ago) when they were depicted as flashy, scary users of the dark arts, rather than martial arts or stealth. E.g. - 'Jiraiya' and 'Sarutobi Sasuke', both old books which it took inspiration from?
Answer: I guess it's kind of like the difference between actual cowboys and "rhinestone cowboys" ie country singers of Nashville music industry fame. I have an interest in history, but I didn't know about that stuff, so thanks for sharing. I guess I still would prefer a protagonist who doesn't resemble a screaming road cone. But I suppose he's more mature by the later arcs of Shippuden, and I'm kind of fond of Boruto.
© 2016 Rachael Lefler
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on August 21, 2020:
I don't like her. I just said I wouldn't include characters on the list who were intended to be villains or not likeable.
Lilatrevor on August 20, 2020:
You hate keiko? And you like dumb sae from dumb peach girl. Peach girl is an awful series. I hate peach girl.And sae from dumb peach girl is a badly written character
TheWillOfABeast on April 21, 2020:
I'd say Issei from DxD should've been in here.
Some people might say that he's awesome but, to me, he's just scum.
Since Episode 1, the only things that he, and his two perverted asshole buddies did was watch porn even in public, peep on women in locker rooms, and have those stupid faces while fantasising about women's breasts. It also sickens me when he, and the other boys, give a murderous look at Kiba. Saying "He should die."
Well, maybe if you weren't perverted assholes, maybe you'll have a girlfriend!! HMM??
After he arrived at the Occult Research Club, all he does is drool over the female's breasts. And, even tried to grope Rias's before Asia walked in. I get that he saved Rias from Riser but, he just says, and does the most dumbest things on there ever.
"I'm glad I could protect President's breast"
"Rias's virginity belongs to me"
. . . (GAG)
Get the hell out of here you perverted prick, me and Todd Haberkorn aren't being fooled with that pathetic 'nice guy' act. Go for the goal to go home.
Issei was on WatchMojo's Top 10 Worst Boyfriends in Anime
And, this perverted prick, is thankfully, #6 on this list.
I mean seriously, what kind of girl would like to have an asshole like this!?!?!
If he didn't have his Sacred Gear, would he still have a Girlfriend?
Do I think he deserves any of the girls on here?
He has no Character development in terms of his pervertedness.
I don't know what the girls see in Issei. I get it, I get it, he saved Rias from Riser, and all that other shit but, yet his pervertedness hasn't changed a bit since episode 1. He's the main reason I don't like DxD, I try to like it but, I just can't stand witnessing with him getting what he desires, and the girls don't punish him, well Koneko does, but still. Kiba is the guy that deserves a Harem 100x more then Issei does. Heck, even characters from other anime series like Goku, Naruto, Natsu, Ichigo, or even Luffy. Goku, and Luffy may not know what a Harem is but, that doesn't mean that they don't deserve one. At least, they fight for their friends, and not just the ones with breasts I'll take innocence, and lack of intelligence over continuous pervertedness anyday.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on August 17, 2019:
I hate Asta, I hate the show Black Clover. I tend to hate shounen in general. Idk why you think that mentioning equally annoying characters in the same genre scores a point? Natsu is just OK.
Anaid on August 11, 2019:
Can't agree with the naruto part. If hes annoying... Asta and natsu who just loud and unreasonably overpowered should be mentioned above him and not to mention the fd up mfin btch Big mom from one piece.
Nikwigi on April 26, 2019:
I can see your point with Kagome. But, I love Inuyasha both Subbed and dubbed. One of the few dubs I know where most the voices fit so well. But I think they do ya well with Kagome's whiny moments in the dubbed. Probably because of how much and fast she is yapping in the moments makes it harder to translate.
Tho often Inuyasha had it coming.
Jade Bezdek-Lugo from Peoria on December 30, 2018:
Lol your right Naruto can be annoying but that's the way he was written but how calm do you expect a kid with a demon spirit inside of him to be? The 9 tailed fox loves to jump into fights prove strength. Yes he has TONS of energy but he uses it productively when he wants. I find Sakura slightly more annoying I mean she has here moments. Although those moments when she's not calm she's a witch and the way she constantly obesses over Sasuke can be annoying. That I don't mind as much as the way she snaps on Naruto yes he can be annoying and a little cocky but he can't help. So how is snapping on him blaming him for everything ever going to help. Their team especially in the original series learned to work together during battle but they still were always blaming naruto for everything. Naruto grew an learned yet things barely change. So I guess I understand your point but yojr opinion can easily countered to be used against you. Although most people don't know how to write a good story. The one thing that was used most in that series was emotions. Although if you see past that it's quite repetive. Also and so what Sasuke and Sakura have flashbacks. Although you fail to mention most of the shinobi Naruto encounter they are inspired by him because he knows the of the ninja. If being a ninja was solely based on skill some of the characters wouldn't be ninja it isn't always based on how you act. If your a ninja in Naruto what matters is what you believe in. You based off your annoyed nature on shaky principles but you don't bother to look past that. Naruto may not act as a ninja but he knows what it means to be one and that's what improves his character throughout the series. Also Naruto may be loud but he can be a great ninja if he wants he just needs more discipline.
????? on October 07, 2018:
.You didnt even consider sakura who is more annoying than any other character.Atleast naruto has grown stronger at every point of time and has matured more time by time. But sakura becomes more annoying as the show progresses . She beats up other people especially naruto for no reason . Funny thing is even after naruto saves her liife so many times,She is only after her "sasuke-kun" .You should think before you put anyone in thhe list....
zino on August 29, 2018:
Face it, the genre in its entirety SUCKS! sophomoric, poorly translated dialogue, huge eyes, scantily clad pubescents, and every other weird asian proclivity. i don't care for the adventures of anyone in a sailor suit or when the main protagonist is 11 years old...it is the bane of comic book/animated entertainment.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on August 19, 2018:
I don't get how it's hypocritical. I understand that many people like Twilight and it's not wrong to like Twilight. But my critical perspective and personal opinion is that I don't like it. Hypocritical would imply that I have values that obligate me to like everything? I do not have values that obligate me to like everything. I have values that obligate me to tell the truth though. To honestly and openly express my feelings.
Momo Ryo on August 13, 2018:
I appreciate the information on some of these animes. It was nice to know, for instance, that Bodacious Space Pirates is worth seeing.
One thing, though-A lot of your articles are filled with your hatred of Twilight. It's kind of off-putting and a tad hypocritical in an article like this. Just pointing out.
DisclocatedXx on June 16, 2018:
Pretty much females in Anime, look all stupid and act ditzy, which makes them laborious, annoying and uninteresting to watch. Also what really grinds my gears is that why most Female Anime characters always have to act bitchy around the male ones? And then beat them up for no reason. Like why can't the guy just beat the shit out of them lolis?! No matter how attractive they are. And I think Anime should make characters look appropriate for their age, I mean where can a teenager at least have proptional eyes, normal body and at least a decent personality?.
Julie Smith. on June 14, 2018:
I think any character who fits the "Exotic Fanservice" (exotic from a japanese perspective) to be super annoying. Like, dude, we get it, she's American. She doesn't have to wear a flag-patterned stripper outfit and a cowboy hat.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on April 20, 2018:
The series has some stuff I like, such as the worldbuilding and cool powers, but the protagonist makes that almost all effort for naught... :/
Lulz on April 20, 2018:
Agree about Naruto. Ninja are meant to be stealthy and hidden in shadow, but for Naruto, he's like nope. He wears bright color orange and constantly yelling "SASSSKEEE!", "DATTEBAYYOOO" most of the time. It's really annoying. He's as bad as Sakura and annoying as hell.
Sorry Narutards for me saying this, you guys seriously don't defend this series too serious.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on April 09, 2018:
YoLo - Well I get that Kagome is more expressive, she's expressive in a very annoying way, just watch that video again, yikes! So much whining and lecturing. Such an annoying voice. She acts like Inuyasha's nanny.
As for Sasuke, main reason is Sasuke and Sakura, like I said are boring, or annoying in a kind of muted way, but Naruto as a LARGE HAM is very obvious and loudly annoying in every scene. I think Sakura does get a lot of undeserved fan hate, though, I agree there. Also, Sasuke is a villainous/rival character. I specifically said in the introduction I was mostly focusing on characters the audience is SUPPOSED to root for - protagonists.
YoLo on March 26, 2018:
I don't think Kagome is equivalent of Bella Swam--Bella Swan's character was a big dull dud whereas Kagome not only is a hell lot of expressive and well she is at least humane...
Other than that hey, you're entitled to your own opinion...
Also, I doubt Naruto should be in the list... I mean! DUh! Instead Sasuke should be there! And honestly I applaud you for not putting Sakura on the list... since she is considered to be annoying af... (which she is not)
kaori on February 12, 2018:
I don't think kagome deserves to be on this list...every character has their annoying times ....but wasn't the complete story revolving only around her...
And she would only seemed to be annoying around the topic of Inuyasha and kikiyo
Kagari on February 06, 2018:
BrO, Naruto is my pumpkin pie and I will protect him. SHAME. Naruto is one of the best characters, and he wears bright colors to get people to notice him and acknowledge him. At least he didn't betray the village like Sasuke did. NARUTO IS ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS EVERR!!
Tohru Melody on September 30, 2017:
This was an awesome article! But about what you said about God, He doesn’t cause any suffering in this world. We cause it when we are careless or selfish. He never inflicted hardships or pain on anyone. We create our own problems through bad decisions and corrupt behavior. So we really shouldn’t blame Him for it. It’s not His fault. :(
Nuni on September 03, 2017:
Bruh Yukina from strike the blood should be here with here "no senpai ths is our fight" bullshit
Maria on August 27, 2017:
Naruto shouldn't be on this list. At first he isn't good at being a ninja but then he evolves and has a good character development. Also you seem to forget that unlike Sasuke, Naruto is hated and bullied by the villagers, yet he doesn't betray them or acts like a douchebag to other people like Sasuke. Plus I think I need to remind you that Sakura is not only an abusive bitch but also and idiot who fell in love with a douchebag that betrayed her more than once and mistreated the guy that saved her ungrateful ass more than once as well as toying with his feelings for her. So please before saying that Naruto is annoying remember that there are people in the anime who are worst.
iii on August 16, 2017:
I disagree with u about putting Naruto in this kind of category
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on March 10, 2017:
Dears isn't really worth bothering to see. It's only 13 episodes but mostly just repeats the same jokes over and over again in different situations, and the plot goes nowhere in the anime really. Maybe the source material is better?
N B Yomi from Dallas, TX on March 09, 2017:
I haven't seen DearS yet, so I'm not sure about Ren. I sadly agree with you about Asuka. Shame too because she was hot until she opened her mouth. I think Ayaeka and Kaoru are supposed to be annoying.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on February 06, 2017:
I can kind of understand that. Rei Hino in the manga is saintly and spiritual, but they make her quite the firebrand (heh) in the 90's anime. She's kind of mean to Usagi and seems to want to flirt with Mamoru just to get Usagi mad, which is uncool. She comes across as stuck up because she goes to a private school. I like some things about her that redeem her though, at least for me. I don't mind a character who's a bit of a firebrand from time to time, and she's very strong and capable. I often believed she was right to think she should have been the leader of the Sailor Scouts, I mean, o-dango head falls over and cries the first time she's confronted with real danger. In contrast, the first time Rei is, and whenever she has to fight, she keeps her head cool and fights with ferocious determination. But what is annoying is that between fights, she and Usagi bicker like children.
NozoEli on February 06, 2017:
I totally agree with the Chibiusa part since she never respects her own mother. But if I made this list, I wouldn't put Usagi being in the honorable mentions, I would replace her with Rei Hino instead and there are many reasons why.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on January 30, 2017:
I never watched "Ouran High School Host Club" much. But from what I did see, everyone was annoying and Haruhi was the only sane one. But I guess she was also somewhat annoying/boring. Maybe the whole show sucks. It seems like it's just hyper-kawaii fan service for girls. Which is okay, but it's not my taste.
Ellie on January 30, 2017:
Honey. Mitsukuni Honey should be the winner of this list. How i wish i could beat him senseless everytime i see him. oh and also, haruhi herself, of course. how could i forget?
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Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on January 09, 2017:
I guess you're right that she's important to the story.
But the main reason she's on the list has to do with her voice and personality. She's very harsh and abrasive and yells a lot. Sometimes it's justified, but a lot of it seems like whining or nagging. Inuyasha is annoying too. In many episodes they bicker back and forth like children fighting over which one of them should be grounded.
And she often yells and reacts with anger to things I didn't think warranted it, like when she first meets Inuyasha does she have to yell and get so mad when explaining that she's not Kikyo?
Anime on January 08, 2017:
I don't think Kagome is an average person, she is a person from the gendai that arrived in the sengoku jidai, there's a big difference. And she isn't like Bella Swan on that matter, Bella was a human living between vampires, Kagome is a human living between humans and youkais and she has POWERS, that's why she isn't the average person, she does things, she just doesn't watch the things happening arround her.
And I don't think the other's plots drive her, the anime's main plot is exactly trying to find the shikon no kakera, which came back in time and where chattered because of her, and she helps, because she can sense them. Also her romance with Inuyasha and the triangle with Kikyo is also part of the main plot, and she actually acts, she doesn't just watch Kikyo and Inuyasha and wait for them. But of course that the other character's histories are showed, because, you know, she isn't the only character in the whole anime.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on January 08, 2017:
I didn't mean that as that she's passive, but I meant she's kind of an average person inhabiting a fantasy world as a probable audience/author stand-in character. I find those annoying and they show up a lot in anime as the boring brown-haired male protagonist. I also hated her dub voice in English and her way of acting like a nagging housewife. So many interactions in the show involve Inu pissing her off and her overreacting for comedic value. She is kind of the opposite of Bella in terms of being much more emotionally expressive, I'll give you that one.
And plot-wise, the other characters' actions drive her story much more often than her actions drive the plot (other than falling into the well in the first place).
Anime on January 08, 2017:
I get someone not liking Kagome, but she is nothing like Isabella Swan. Kagome is violent, speaks her mind, wants things her away, she's the oppose of Bella. Bella let's everyone decides things for her, doesn't have a say on her own life. Kagome decided she's accept whoever Inuyasha chose, her or Kikyo, but she still was jealous which she showed.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on December 31, 2016:
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on December 06, 2016:
I'd also like to add that Chibi-Usa seems to be better in Crystal than she was in the 90's anime and that most of what I said was referring to the 90's anime.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on December 05, 2016:
I guess with Chibi-Usa, her purpose is probably just to market the show for girls who are younger than the teenage main characters. I still think the Chibi-Mamoru-Usagi love triangle drama is a little disturbing.
Rachael Lefler (author) from Illinois on November 30, 2016:
Yeah, I guess I feel let down by her as a character. She's set up as if she's going to become a great swordswoman and badass some day, but she never really does that much that's important. I think it's largely because Kenshin is so good that he kind of overshadows her. One thing that sucks is that she barely plays much of a role in the Kyoto arc. That's the best story line in the show and it revolves around Kenshin vs. Shishio and Misao getting Aoshi back. Kaoru is kind of forgotten about (although she does help take down the minor members of the Juppongatana, which is not nothing, but Misao's role is bigger even in that part too.).
Scribbling Geek from Singapore on November 30, 2016:
Agree with you about Kaoru. At various points, she seemed ready to break the 80/90s stereotype of the hapless love interest constantly in need of rescuing. But ultimately she just gives up and stays that.