Any story, movie, TV show, or entertainment medium is bent on characters making up to the mark and building everything required. And these characters are either loved, not liked, or sometimes even heavily hated for their portrayal, even though they are required to serve justice to the story of an entertainment medium. Anime had a fair share of in-depth storylines and unique out-of-the-box characters with their own traits and abilities to make their presence felt on the audience’s screens to complete the story. Still, sometimes some of the characters are not very much well received by the fans because of their traits, and here is a list of some of the characters hated by the fans due to some underlying reasons.
Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Boom! How can be the main character of the show be hated? That’s just the case with Shinji Ikari, who is dubbed as a complete crybaby for a show as dark as Neon Genesis Evangelion. Being whiny, a wimp, and at times a complete coward, Shinji has personified himself as a complete loser by the fans to serve as the main protagonist. Although many fans overlook the rough childhood he had, there is a rumor that some of the fans only hate him because he reminds them of what they are themselves.
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Makoto Itou (School Days)
The greedy immortal Makoto Itou kind of defined the horrifying ending of the show. A greedy character that wants more and more even with everything he has. Throughout the whole show, we can see Makoto taking more than he needs, at times lying and cheating his way. On top of that, his nature as a womanizer caused many heartbreaks and emotional moments in the show leading to fans wanting him to die, which soon led him o an unceremonious death.
Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
A minor character but god, he is hated a lot from the anime fanbase for sure. First of all, spoilers ahead, let’s take a look at his horrific deed, which will make you want to punch on his face. Shou turned his own daughter and their pet dog into a chimera, meaning he combined them with no way to turn back to normal, and this wasn’t the first time he did so; he did the same act years ago with his wife. Although the character has not much to do in the series, the deed he performed to keep his title still reigns him as one of the most hated characters in Anime history.
Yakomaru (Shinsekai Yori)
The character rose to prominence with idiocy or deception. We all know this kind of villains, but Yakomaru is something else that triggers the anime fans on some other level. Yakomaru started out being an ally to our protagonists only to turn on them and dethrone them to become the new god of the world. Probably looking for the only right opportunity. If this wasn’t enough, he destroyed his queen’s head and left her in the position to suffer a slow death and then accompanied her kids only to betray them once again. At the end of the day, his dream didn’t fulfill, and instead, he was met with a punishment way worse than death itself.
Nobuyuki Sugōu (Sword Art Online)
Gosh, this character is a perfect example of a modern-day villain using cybercrime to fulfill his criminal atrocities and desires. So, where do we begin? Let’s start in the world of Sword Art Online itself, where he is known as Fairy King Oberon, who has kidnapped more than 300 Sword Art Online players and locked Asuna, one of the main protagonists of the show just so that he could stare at her. If that doesn’t trigger you, in real life, apart from the game, Nobuyuki is just a pervert criminal who kidnapped Asuna just so that he could marry her and that too when she was in a coma state. Everyone was glad when the character was finally arrested, and his atrocities were finally put to an end.
Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame ga Kill!)
Alright, she is pretty, kind, and compassionate but doesn’t get diverted because of these attributes because she is definitely a total nutjob. The character comes with a unique sense of humor, which has resulted in her killing many innocents who actually didn’t deserve death. Initially, she has portrayed a good spirit, but her sudden change into a monstrous nature triggered the fans. The character is primarily hated for killing one of the very fan-favorites, Sheele making Sheele the first main character to be killed off in the show. Many fans see her as more of a villain in the story and wish to see her die as soon as they can.
Kyuubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
A genie who will grant your wishes but comes with a selfish deal which benefits him more than it ever to you. Yes, that’s Kyuubey for you. Here is the deal, Kyuubey will grant one of your wishes in exchange to make you a magical girl, and those who kindly and generously accept this offer, he tricks their compassionate lives to fulfill his hidden agenda, which more makes him the villain itself. To accomplish his goal to save the universe from entropy, he is willing to go to the heights where it can lead a person to sacrifice his beautiful life, and that’s how Kyuubey Is making him one of the most hated anime characters on this list.
Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Okay, envy is like what it says it is. The gender of this character is unknown, but that’s not the point. He is hated for things his name suggests he is. Its envious nature for the sake of human beings is what has brought hate to it from the fans. It literally killed a child to start a senseless war that achieves nothing towards him, and it is willing to go as down as it can just achieve its goals. This was just one of the prime examples of why the character is being hated.
Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
Ahaa! Apart from the dedicated Naruto fanbase or even the anime fanbase, the fans who don’t watch anime also know how much Sakura is hated. The memes are the proof right, which has constantly targeted her as the most useless character throughout the series. However, she has some good deeds on her hands; 90 percent of the time, we have seen her just standing there. Simultaneously, her companions do the job for her, becoming an emotional shoulder for a rejecting Sasuke and just punching her way out with Naruto, who sacrificed himself on several occasions just to save her. These are just a few reasons; the fans think she Is useless and does nothing besides standing in the show’s frame, making her one of the most hated characters on the show.
Yukiteru Amano (The Future Diary)
Okay, the show’s main protagonist, who only becomes relevant at the end of the show, yes seriously, that’s what has happened here. Also, please take notes from Shinji above; he is very similar in nature to our Yuki, a whiny person who gets a free pass doing nothing for 90% of the show while the other characters shine to protect him every time he is in trouble. Straightaway is a boring guy who does nothing much for the plot leaving Yuno, who has a crush on him, protecting him until he actually becomes relevant.