Anime fans debate most overrated titles
Madoka Kaname, right, and Homura Akemi, left, are two of the central characters of the anime "Madoka Magica."
March 2nd, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Anime fans debate most overrated titles

If there's anything that anime fans love to do, it's to argue about anime.

Merely proving the point, Japanese website biglobe recently published a top 50 list of the most overrated anime series of all time. The results were culled from a poll of 33,000 votes. While beloved titles like "Neon Genesis Evangelion," "Bleach" and "Naruto" made the list, as expected, they did not rank in the top 10.

The No. 1  slot was held by "Madoka Magica," a 2011 series about a "magical girl" named Madoka Kaname who makes a trade with a spirit to become a magic user in exchange for the granting of a single wish. The show spawned multiple spinoffs, including several mangas, two video games and a novel, and was licensed for the U.S. market by anime distributors Aniplex USA.

Other titles in the top 10 included "K-On," "Bakemonogatari," "Fate/Zero," and "Angel Beats."

American sites such as Crunchyroll posting about the top 50 list saw commenters arguing the selections fervently. It brings up the question: What qualifies an anime as overrated, anyway? FULL POST

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