A considerable amount of anime has content that is often viewed as shocking by its fans. That is why the “controversy” has become a kind of second name for the medium. Every year, there is at least one anime that captures the attention of its viewers, but in a negative way.
The controversy that the anime creates may be due to multiple reasons, but the top 3 reasons it causes an uproar in fandoms include the death of a fan-favorite anime character, intense waifu wars where the best girl usually loses. before the main female character, and content that is considered too explicit or offensive to be broadcast on television.
10 The gruesome death of Mami Tomoe in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
When fans started watching the anime, everyone was lulled into believing it was another cheesy magical girl anime, where cute girls would do cute things, especially the bright and bubbly Magical Girl Mami Tomoe, who served as Madoka’s sensei for the first few. . episodes.
However, the expectations took a total of 180 and all the fans were shaken to the core when the anime showed the gruesome death of Mami Tomoe at the hands of a witch during the battle.
9 When Yuno Gasai was revealed to be from an alternate timeline in Future Diary
The anime was split evenly among fans of the very “edgy” content it was accused of showing. Even so, hardcore fans continued to defend this game of death, until the final quarter of the show, when the anime pulled out a Reverse UNO card and revealed an ominous plot twist.
It was revealed that Yuno Gasai had won the first world deathmatch, and killed the second world Yuno to be with Yuki again. Needless to say, many fans were unhappy with this development, especially since it maintained zero continuity with the first 3 arcs of the anime.
8 Nina Tucker’s transformation into Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Shou Tucker’s transformation of his daughter Nina into a talking chimera, just so he could continue to maintain the advantages of his position as a state alchemist, shocked every fan of the show.
The uproar among fans was instantaneous, especially when considering the fact that this four-year-old did not wish her father any harm, even though he was the one responsible for turning her into a Chimera.
7 Interspecies reviewers were removed by Funimation due to their pornographic nature
The entire premise of the anime revolves around an elf and a human male, who visit various brothels and share / review their sexual experiences, with each other. Funimation had dubbed a few episodes, but they soon noticed that the show’s content became more and more obnoxious with each passing episode.
They eventually left the series, causing an uproar among fans of the dub, many of whom believed it was simply an overreaction on behalf of Funimation.
6 Ichigo & Darling In The Franxx Episode 14
Fans began to empathize with Zero Two after his tragic past was revealed, so Ichigo couldn’t have picked a worse time to isolate Zero Two from Hiro. She believed she was doing it for her sake, but fans didn’t see it that way.
Then, everyone lost their marbles when Ichigo forcefully kissed Hiro, a boy who was emotionally weaker, and many saw this as cold emotional manipulation on Ichigo’s part.
5 Nisemonogatari’s controversial toothbrush scene that caused the fandom to split into two halves
This scene was the most controversial of its time, seeing how it instantly made fans uncomfortable with objectionable content that incorporated sexual tension not just between two siblings but between two individuals of which one of them, little Karen, was a minor. old.
The act of brushing the teeth was equated to a sexual act, and as if that were not enough, the dialogue of the male protagonist was filled with double meanings that made the intentions of the scene very clear.
4 “I Love Emilia” – Rem’s brutal rejection by Subaru (Re: Zero)
This was the most defining anime moment of 2016, where sweet Rem’s feelings for Subaru were crushed because he had a one-sided love affair with Emilia.
The fandom exploded with outrage, as most fans believed that Rem deserved to be with Subaru, seeing that she had fallen in love with him many times across different timelines. In fact, this sparked one of the most infamous waifu wars in history, with Rem crowned as the undisputed waifu of Re: zero.
3 Sasha’s unexpected death at the hands of Gabi Braun (Attack on Titan)
Sasha, also known as Potato Girl, was one of the most popular Attack on Titan characters outside of Japan. So when he reached his aircraft safely after a sneak attack on Marley, absolutely no one expected him to die.
Yet that’s exactly what happened, when Jamie shot Sasha in anger for killing her own sisters and brothers. Not only were fans shocked beyond belief, this scene made Gabi the most hated character in the entire series.
two MC is caught watching objectionable content involving children in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Initially, the isekai-ed character was dismissed as one of the many shivers that exist in the world of isekai, having little to no understanding of the concept of consent.
However, when flashbacks of his adult life were shown, it was revealed that instead of attending his father’s funeral, he was sitting in his room, watching illegal content involving children. That was the scene that generated the most controversy for this anime.
1 Redo Of A Healer made fans wonder why it wasn’t released as a hentai instead
Billed as a dark anime based on revenge, the show turned out to be nothing more than scene after scene of sadistic people sexually abusing each other. Perhaps the most shocking aspect was how the MC himself indulged in unsavory actions involving women, with many fans praising his actions as justifiable.
Most fans agreed that seeing how the plot was only incidental to the rampant sexual assault, abuse, and brutality in the anime, it would have made more sense for the show to launch as hentai, rather than an ecchi series.
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