You can’t always have everything in life; sometimes even in the most perfect of anime shows, with a cast of loveable characters and a great story and plot and backdrops, there is just this one male character that you can’t quite like, who spoils an otherwise perfect show.

It could be that the male character has no likeable traits, and yet finds himself in a harem situation – which makes him even harder to relate to. Or it could be that the character has stunning good looks, but the personality of a brick wall. Or perhaps this guy’s the detestable dirty villain who, after he’s been defeated, just won’t stay defeated and keeps coming back to thwart the story’s progression.

Whatever it is, for some reason there is just something about the character that makes you want to punch him in the face.

Japanese media website Anime One recently asked people online which male character in their favourite anime series that they can’t seem to like. With a total of 10,301 votes, here are the results:

50- Sanji (One Piece) -122 votes

49- Seijuro Akashi (Kuroko no Basket)- 130 votes

48, 47, 46, 45- Dr. Ver (Symphogear G), Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto), Hidemitsu Ishizawa (Bakuman) and Flit Asuno (Gundam AGE) – 133 votes

44- Hiraga Saito (The Familiar of Zero)- 134 Votes

43- Berg Katze (Gatchaman)- 139 votes

42, 41- Nobuchika Ginoza (Psycho-Pass) and Kita Kita Oyaji (Magical Battle Arena)- 141 votes

40- Sougo Okita (Gintama)- 142 votes

39- Azazel (Yondemasuyo, Azazel – san)- 147 votes

38, 37- Narumi Takayuki (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien) and Junpei Manaka (Ichigo 100%)- 149 votes

36, 35- Nagisa Hazuki (Free!) and Masao Murasako (Shiki)- 153 votes

34, 33- Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED) and Yamaguchi (Rozen Maiden)- 155 votes

32- Haruto Tokishima (Valvrave the Liberator)- 159 votes

31- Shiro Emiya (Fate series)- 160 votes

30- Battler Ushiromiya (Umineko: When They Cry)- 162 votes

29- Light Yagami (Death Note)-164 votes

28- Tomoya Okazaki (Clannad)- 165 votes

27- Akira Sendo (Slam Dunk)- 170 votes

26- Lancer (Fate /Zero)- 175 votes

25- Sebastian (Black Butler)- 182 votes

24- Ryota Kise (Kuroko no Basket)- 190 votes

23- Sosuke Aizen (BLEACH)0 194 votes

22- Itsuki Koizumi (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)- 200 votes

21- Makoto Itou (School Days)- 201 votes

20- Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Tiger & Bunny)- 203 votes

19- Subaru Hasegawa (Ro-Kyu-Bu)- 216 votes

18- Cuba (Axis Powers Hetalia) – 218 votes

17 Usui Takumi (Maid-sama!)- 224 votes

16- Takuro Nakai (Bakuman)- 229 votes

15- Yuzuru otanashi (Angel Beats!)- 240 votes

14- Accelerator (A Certain series) – 241 votes

13- Houtarou Oreki (Hyouka)- 243 votes

12- Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)- 250 votes

11- Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan)- 256 votes

10- Saruhiko Fushimi (K)- 258 votes


9- Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)- 289 votes


8- Suguo Nobuyuki (Sword Art Online)- 291 votes


7- Levi (Attack on Titan)- 293 votes

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6- Kaname Ohgi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)- 306 votes


5- Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari series)- 320 votes


4- Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier)- 368 votes


3- Kodaka Hasegawa (Haganai)- 379 votes


2- Rin Matsuoka (Free!)- 405 votes


1 Kyosuke Kosaka (OreImo)- 412 votes


Ah yes, while the anime/light novel’s ending is still being fiercely debated by fans, the sister-loving big brother takes the first spot. He most certainly is a detestable fellow.

Some surprisingly unlikeable male characters include the likes of Naruto and everybody’s favorite cleaning lady… Um… I mean Survey Corps captain, Levi.

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