There’s one thing about the anime community that makes it so toxic: fanbases and fandoms.
I’ve had my fair share of criticism, trolls and straight up hatred from these fandoms. All because I have an opinion that’s unpopular and doesn’t stroke their fragile egos.
I’m sure you as an
But with that said, these are the most toxic (and worst)
There are others, but the fandoms I’ve mentioned here are so big it makes any smaller communities irrelevant.
Dragon Ball Z
I’m the BIGGEST fan of
Not everyone is a demon in the
That’s not my style and that line of thinking is for idiots anyway. But this happens A LOT in the
Usually it comes down to arguments that can never reach a conclusion. Ya know, like “Goku is the strongest
Being an innovator in the Shounen genre and being the
That’s why some fans avoid
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Death Note is an
Before watching it though, I noticed every time I never mentioned
And even though I think
Maybe not 100%, but it’s still obnoxious and full of f*cking snobs who act like hurt 6 year old children.
Ignoring that for a second, It’s shocking how many sensitive teddy bears are running around in the
It’s almost comparable to the Alphabet Mob who get bent out of shape when they feel “offended”.
You can’t mention a Shounen, a classic, or a “successful”
Especially if you’re not a fan of Naruto or you don’t “include” it in your list of the best
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is like a “tame” version of the
But even still – is that a reason to sh*t on other
5. Steins Gate
Steins Gate is another underground classic that “looks” mainstream but for some reason it doesn’t feel mainstream.
And that’s despite its crazy following and undeniable success (plus high ratings on plenty of websites).
One thing I praise about Steins Gate is how different it looks and feels for an
But that doesn’t mean I rate it like that. I feel like it’s overrated actually.
And as expected with these types of
6. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is an
I mean – a lot of references in tons and tons of
A lot of the time you won’t even know Jojo is the inspiration behind an
It’s an underground legend that’s overshadowed by mainstream
That’s the reason the fanbase is so ruthless, emotional, and confrontational when trying to shove their opinions down your throat.
I’m amazed at how Jojo’s fanbase has reacted to what I have to say, if they feel like Jojo should have been a part of the conversation.
7. One Punch Man
One Punch Man isn’t Shounen, but it’s weaved its way into the Shounen genre because of the themes it portrays.
One Punch Man is exactly that: a protagonist who crushes his opponents in ONE punch. This fact has gave birth to dozens of memes and heated arguments online.
The main argument is of course bias, because the logic is Saitama can defeat anyone. Including characters like Goku because he’s “designed” that way.
I’m not here to get into the politics, but I’ve ran into so many social justice warriors in the OPM community to know how toxic it gets.
Surely we can all argue with each other, WITHOUT being a d*ck and acting like a spoilt little sh*t. Or is that too much to ask?
My Hero Academia
Ever since it dropped in 2016 the hype, the following, and its ability to convert NEW fans to the industry is special.
It’s a breath of fresh air for the Shounen genre.
And even though I say that, the MHA community CAN be one of the worst at times.
Blame it on passion. Blame it on ego. But whatever you blame it on, we can all agree bashing each other over the head is stupid in the grand scheme of things. Especially when your argument holds no value or logic.
Or in other words: you’re being a fanboy for fanboy’s sake.
9. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is the last
NGE is a pioneer in the
Gundam came first, but Neon Genesis Evangelion made Mecha “famous”. And not for reasons that are obvious or related to robots necessarily.
Either way – the
But I guess this is a thing with
RWBY is an American
The person who made the fake suicide thingy is SICK. Faking a suicide is so f*cked up on so many levels and blaming it on the FNDM just makes the RWBY fandom look way worse than what it actually is. It is a serious thing, it even triggered my friends and made them feel anxious +
— leah RWBY V7 SPOILERS!! (@mafuyamars) November 7, 2019
RWBY’s Toxic Fandom, And The Suicide Controversy – https://t.co/xGsz6Okd6R
— Theo J Ellis (@TheoJEllis) November 7, 2019
On November 6th 2019 – someone in the RWBY community made up a “suicide” story for the sake of attention, likes and retweets.
Her intent was to “sh*t” on other people in the RWBY community.
On November 7th 2019 it was proven to be a HOAX.
Someone needs to get a hold of these people and let them know it’s a hoax https://t.co/9sxB6BX9i6
— TheLastSuperSaiyan🐝🐝🖤💛 BLACK EAGLES (@Thelastsupersa2) November 7, 2019
The sad thing is – it fooled a LOT of people. But what’s worse is how someone was even willing to go to these lengths in the first place.
RWBY’S toxic fandom is well documented, so it’s unsurprising why I’ve added it to this list of the WORST
Have you noticed the trend yet?
The more “religious” the fanbase is about an
It’s always with the type of
Romance, slice of life or comedy doesn’t have fanbases half as bad as the
So I guess it’s a result of passion for an