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Vampire Knight's cast.
As much as I LOVE the dark romance feeling that vampire stories like this have, the characters just seem lack-luster. Then again I read MeruPuri first so VK after that is just kind of like watered down juice xP
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Naruto.....
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Simple fact: Everyone has its own definition of like. Whether they like it might be a reason why you hate them. Just because you do not see Louise and Shana as attractive, cool or good, does not mean they can be seen as "overrated" because of their popularity. Anime characters are overrated not because you see them as cool only. Moreover, I do not see why they can be regarded as "popular, very popular" to be considered as overrated in the first place. I just do not see the reason. All I know is that they are created to be "moe" for the otaku fans. Talk about being overrated when the Shana and Louise fanbase combined can't even be compared to the Zero (Vampire Knight) or even Naruto. About the "Kamina", and "Haruhi", they are both popular and may be regarded as overrated depending on the circumstances. Not all instances lead Kamina and Haruhi to being overrated. If it is fanbases that we are talking about, Haruhi has humongous of fans while Kamina is just popular because of his quotes and for being a 4chan medium for lulz. Kamina may be regarded as overrated when he is seen as the manliest man alive in the anime history by most fans. Haruhi may be regarded as overrated when she is seen as the hottest girl alive. However, all depends on a person's perception to view the overrated. Viewing anime and and viewing anime characters are different with each other. An character is viewed by her personality and looks while an anime is viewed more complex than the character. An anime is viewed because of its plot, story, characters, animation quality, sound, etc. However, you might want to think about the way the other people see perceive those things as "overrated". With that, you will know why do people see them as good and compare them unbiased. Note: I am not saying that you are bias. It is just that I see your views as insufficient and weak.

As for my threads answer, the only character I view overrated is Naruto. Having a violent attitude, short-tempered, idiotic behavior, and a weird sense of fashion, I can see why people get pulled by Naruto. The main reason is that the character itself is original. He has a great sense of friendship and an optimistic behavior. He never gives up. That's it. He has good sides; however, that is not a sufficient enough for him to be worthy to be popular. He, himself, is annoying me so much. I hate how he is viewed as the best character by Narutards. He always win the fight in a predictable manner and loses in the same predictable manner. His moves are too unoriginal, unfashionable and un-cool. Sure, he has great side but that is not a reason for them to see them as the best; though it is a pretty much subjective matter that I respect but disagree upon. As for the anime, it is overrated due to evidences.

Just to tell you, Louise and Shana are different characters. They may be both tsundere but they are both different. Louise is the weak and the hot-tempered tsundere with Shana is a calm (especially in battle) yet stupid in romance. That is particularly the reason why she does not know how to make babies and asks Kazumi about it. Shana is 100000000x better than Louise but Shana is not what I view as overrated because I see that she deserves it, nonetheless. If you hate Rie Kugimiya's voice that much, I suggest you find a better voice for the two of them. Why make an anime character overrated because of her voice that you do not like?

Moreover, people might respect your opinion, but disagree. Respecting an opinion and disagreeing an opinion are completely different. I suggest you give a more thorough explanation as to why you view them as overrated; else, there shall be flame wars, I daresay. Consequently, this might be lock if that occur.


Haha well said. You took the words straight out of my brain. The only other thing I would have to add to what you've said to further make the point is that a character's popularity is directly proportional to the number of fans that character in particular has. If you see a lot of fanart for Naruto or Sasuke and not so much for a character like Iruka it's simply because Naruto and Sasuke have more fans. On top of which only someone who truly likes a character is likely to promote that character.

If you see a bunch of squealing fangirls for a single character it's likely because there is an aspect of the character that appeals to the mass audience as said above.

Personally I tend to fall for some of the stuff aimed at fangirls but there are certain rules for the characters I tend to like. Reserved and for the most part badass. So really the only characters I can say are overrated are ones that I believe corrupt my vision of a perfect character....that off course must be judged in the context of the show. Having said that I say that two most overrated characters in my books are Shin from GSD and Suzaku from Code Geass.
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Sasuke
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Sasuke


Yes !!! Finally someone think that Sasuke is overated instead of Naruto XD
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