Given how expansive the medium is, there's bound to be some anime out there that get way too much credit. Their charm and drama among otaku propel their rise to mainstream popularity, sure, but there's no overlooking their glaring flaws when thrust out into the limelight. After all, if an anime is deserving enough to have its own clothing line at Hot Topic, it'd best be prepared to face some intense scrutiny.
From the interesting yet repetitive premise of Sword Art Online to the dramatic yet generic plot of Attack on Titan, the following is a compilation of popular anime that are really just mediocre. Though each serves as a great introduction to newcomers, fans should definitely try looking for titles that aren't on this list, especially if they're willing to find out what the anime industry truly has to offer.
Vote up the most overrated anime, and when you're done, check out this list of underrated anime to help bring you back to your senses.