10 Amazing Anime Characters Wasted On Bad Anime

There are thousands of anime available across dozens of genres, so it makes sense that not every series produced is a fan favorite. Taste can be subjective, but there are definitely anime out there with ratings that are less than stellar. However, as with most media, viewers can find something good in even the worst anime. Whether it’s a decent arc, an amazing soundtrack, or a unique animation style, no “bad” anime leaves its audience without something to take away.

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Some anime viewers’ favorite characters are the ones they encounter while watching shows they despise. Unfortunately, shows with bad reputations usually have characters that are not appreciated by the anime viewing community as no one wants to watch the shows they came from.

10 Re-Kan! It’s not the worst, but Narumi deserves better

Narumi from Re-Kan!

Re-Kan! It is not bad, but not much happens in its 13-episode run. For fans of slices of life, Re-Kan! brings to the table a typical protagonist-who-sees-ghosts schtick, and the characters are lively enough. That said, the show doesn’t do much to set itself apart from other anime in this genre.

Narumi, the resident tsundere, adds a lot of heart to the otherwise tame series. She hates everything occult and pretends that she doesn’t like the other prominent characters, but the fans see her through her acting. Even if the show is lackluster, Narumi’s character makes it worth watching.

9 Merman In My Tub is too short for a character like Wakasa

newt in my bathtub it’s criminally short; it’s only 13 episodes, and each episode is less than five minutes long. As easy as it is to overlook an anime that takes place almost entirely in a bathroom, Wakasa’s character is the perfect blend of chaotic and charming.

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There aren’t enough merman characters in anime, and fans always love a good princely-type male lead. Wakasa is hilarious and brings a lot of life to an otherwise short and unnoticeable series. The second viewers finish watching newt in my bathtubthey are left wanting another show dedicated only to Wakasa.

8 Misaki spices up Sakurasou’s pet girl

Sakurasou Misaki's pet

pet gdaughter of sakurasou is an anime that gets mixed opinions from its viewers, but ultimately lacks the consistent fanbase of your average shojo. The show relies on melodrama to fuel its plot, but by far the most interesting character is the outgoing student Misaki Kamiigusa.

Not only does Misaki act as a mentor and older sister figure to the younger students, but she’s also proof that sometimes an eccentric outlook on life is the best way to brighten other people’s days. Sakurasou’s pet girl it has a slow plot and bland leads, so most fans are looking forward to Misaki’s scenes.

7 Tabitha adds mystery to Zero’s familiar

Tabitha from Familiar of Zero

the familiar of zero follows the classic isekai-turned-harem design, with Saito fulfilling the role of an average human in a world full of mages. The setup sounds great, but what could be an interesting plot ends up being wasted on unsavory characters and cheap use of tropes.

Tabitha adds intrigue to an otherwise bland cast of characters. As one of the few characters who doesn’t put her heart into the manga, she is given her own story arc and character exploration that makes viewers want to know more about her past. Unfortunately, Tabitha doesn’t get the amount of screen time that she deserves.

6 Yuno is the best and the worst part of Future Diary

Yuno smiles and points to something.

future diary is an anime infamous for its edgy themes and excessive blood. While the show has a cult following, most viewers consider the series’ protagonist, Yukiteru, to be one of the most disappointing heroes of any anime… ever.

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The show feels wasted on different types of fan service, especially considering how unique the premise is. Yuno being one of the most iconic yandere characters of all time is one of the only reasons to keep watching. future diaryand above all because of how crazy and chaotic it is.

5 Megumin is hilarious in KonoSuba

KonoSuba, despite being a very popular series, attracts as many enemies as fans. Time KonoSubaThe interpretation of an isekai story in a dungeons and dragons style universe is interesting, many viewers are put off by the redundant and tasteless jokes at the expense of the female characters.

Megumin is by far the most theatrical character, and her obsession with explosion magic leads to hilarious situations and a jovial dynamic in the group. Even though her powers are used for comedic purposes, Megumin is also a great asset to her team and is reason enough to watch the series.

4 Kana has a personality in Brynhildr In The Darkness

Kana of Brynhildr in the dark

Brynhildr in the dark it’s comparable to most harem sci-fi anime, with the exception that the main lead is exceptionally dull. Unfortunately, the cast starts off pretty dry and the plot leaves a lot to be desired. Kana Tachibana is the first character to have a remarkable personality and fans fall in love with her. Kana, on the surface, has a brash attitude and is wary of those she isn’t close with.

However, after meeting others, Kana does everything in her power to protect them. His smart decisions save his friends on more than one occasion, and his story is one of the most compelling in the series. Even though the show lacks character writing, Kana stands out.

3 Literally everyone in Fairy Tail deserves better.

Anime Fairy Tail Final Series Group Charge

Fairy tale it’s proof that, after a while, reducing almost every character to a cheap joke ruins the plot. Fairy tale it has the makings of an epic shonen: the soundtrack, the fight scenes, the friendship.

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Unfortunately, the unique characters and their developed dynamic can’t reach their full potential in a show that relies so heavily on fan service. Both the hero and the enemy have intriguing stories and goals in Fairy taleso it’s a shame the program’s own limitations hold them back.

two Hotaru keeps the meaning of Dagashi Kashi alive

hotaru dagashi kashi

dagashi kashi is yet another case of an anime not having enough confidence in its premise and relying instead on open fanservice for exposure. Hotaru has an energetic and competitive personality that fans love, and she single-handedly drives the premise of the series.

Fans learn about different types of snacks and their origins, which makes this series have the potential to be as educational as it is interesting. Unfortunately, most of the briefing scenes are based on Hotaru’s knowledge, making her the only character to stand out in the audience.

1 Tensai carries Nanana’s buried treasure

Nanana Tensai's Buried Treasure

Nanana’s Buried Treasure not necessarily horrible show, but its complicated structure and premise prevent it from joining the ranks of anime that are more acceptable to a wider audience. If there’s a reason to watch this convoluted series, it’s because of its resident master detective, Tensai.

While the main reason to love Tensai is for her adorable detective outfit and confident demeanor, she’s also not lying when she calls herself a master detective. Tensai’s deduction abilities surpass those of any other character, and without her, the main cast wouldn’t progress their treasure hunt as well as they do.

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