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Japanese Fans Rank The Most Negative Anime Characters

Charapedia, the Japanese site making a name for itself throughout the internet for its relentless polling of the anime fan populous is at it again, and has asked its readers this time, “who are anime’s most negative characters?” Through good times and bad, these characters’ philosophy can be summed up in two words: “life sucks.”

Which anime characters are best at sucking all the energy out of a room? Let’s find out.

15. Asahi Azumane – Haiyuu!!

14. Taizō Hasegawa – Gintama

13. Tōma Kamijō – A Certain… series

12. Omoi – Naruto

11. Shigeru Fujiki – Chibi Maruko-chan

10. Hitoka Yachi – Haiyuu!!

9. Seishū Handa – Barakamon

8. Nobita Nobi – Doraemon

7. Ryō Sakurai – Kuroko’s Basketball

6. Tomoko Kuroki – WataMote

5. Hachiman Hikigaya – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

4. Ichimatsu Matsuno – Osomatsu-san

3. Usopp – One Piece

2. Nozomu Itoshiki – Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

1. Shinji Ikari – Neon Genesis Evangelion

Some reader comments:

“Other things might come and go, but Eva’s still going strong.”

“If games were included on the list, you’d have to have Mother 3’s Negative Man.”

“I think Hasegawa’s pretty positive.”

What do you think, OUSAers? Agree? Disagree? Who’s missing? Let’s ranking!

Source: Charapedia

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.