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14 Anime You Either Love Or Hate

Updated 27 Jul 2018 14.8k votes 2.4k voters 38.2k views14 items

List RulesVote up the polarizing anime no one can feel indifferent about.

The anime community can more or less agree on some topics. One would be hard pressed to find a Fullmetal Alchemist fan who genuinely thinks Shou Tucker is a great dad, or who didn't cry during Maes Hughes's funeral. However, not every topic is so cut and dry, and many series garner massive fan bases and haters in equal measure. 

Some – like Naruto and Sword Art Online – have both inarguable flaws and obvious strengths, and it's up to the viewer to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.

In other cases, fans are split down the middle as to whether a concept is brilliant or awful. People who hate absurdist humor probably won't like Pop Team Epic, but if someone loves irreverent comedy, it might become one of their favorite shows.

Love it or hate it anime can spark seriously heated discussions online. This includes historically controversial anime, programs people name among their favorite shows, and series most wish they'd never seen. Occasionally, a single anime fits all three of these descriptors. 

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