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 anime fan have dealt with similar things in the community, assuming you’re not an impulsive idiot who thinks the world shines out your rear-end.
But with that said, these are the most toxic (and worst) anime fanbases I’ve come across in anime.
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 anime character in the universe” and sh*t like that.
Being an innovator in the
That’s why some fans avoid
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Death Note is an anime I watched earlier THIS year or sometime last year. I put it off for years because I got sick of hearing about how “good” it is.
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.
Naruto has a more “cult” following by far.
Ignoring that for a second, It’s shocking how many sensitive teddy bears are running around in the Naruto community.
It’s almost comparable to the Alphabet Mob who get bent out of shape when they feel “offended”.
You can’t mention a
Especially if you’re not a fan of Naruto or you don’t “include” it in your list of the best anime of all time.
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is like a “tame” version of the Naruto fanbase. Or at least the “toxic” side of the fandom.
For an anime like
But even still – is that a reason to sh*t on other anime fans for disagreeing with you?
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
One thing I praise about Steins Gate is how different it looks and feels for an anime. You can look at it and automatically see there’s no anime out there that can go head to head for what it does.
But that doesn’t mean I rate it like that. I feel like it’s overrated actually.
And as expected with these types of anime, the toxic fanbase has their guns ready to shoot down anyone who dares to disagree.
6. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is an anime I never knew existed until a few years ago. But now that I know better, I’ve realized how much of a pioneer it is in the anime industry.
I mean – a lot of references in tons and tons of anime are taken from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. And a lot of the modern styles, features and quirks you see in anime today were inspired by Jojo.
A lot of the time you won’t even know Jojo is the inspiration behind an anime (if you’re under 20 years old). But it’s true.
It’s an underground legend that’s overshadowed by mainstream anime.
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
One Punch Man is exactly that: a protagonist who crushes his opponents in ONE punch. This fact has given 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 run 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
My Hero Academia is one of the most accomplished anime of the last decade. And I don’t say that because I’m a fan of it (which surprised me), but because the success speaks for itself.
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
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.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is the last Naruto.
NGE is a pioneer in the anime industry, no different to Steins Gate. But
Gundam came first, but
Either way – the anime fanbase for this reason (not everyone) gets bent out of shape when you don’t praise it for being a “good”
But I guess this is a thing with anime shows like this.
RWBY is an American anime that’s been accepted by people in the Japanese anime industry. It’s solidified.
As an anime outside of Japan that’s managed to build up a massive fanbase, it comes with TOXIC fans.
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 anime fanbases.
Have you noticed the trend yet?
The more “religious” the fanbase is about an anime they love, the more sensitive, emotional and senseless they become.
It’s always with the type of anime that is supernatural,
So I guess it’s a result of passion for an anime series running deeper than usual.