Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good

Two words- wasted potential. That’s what sums up this list of animes that felt like they would take the world by storm but barely made a dent in the weather report. Even the best anime series can have their off moments. There are many anime series that started strong but then fell off before they could reach their full potential.

In this article, we will take a look at five anime that fell off before they got good. These series all had promising starts, but they were ultimately unable to deliver on their potential.

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good

5. Tokyo Revengers

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good
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Tokyo Revengers is a shonen action anime about a young man named Takemichi Hanagaki who travels back in time to try and save his ex-girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, from being killed by a notorious gang called the Tokyo Manji Gang.

The series had a promising start, with a unique premise and interesting characters. However, the story quickly became convoluted and repetitive, and the characters never developed beyond their initial archetypes. Of course, the ending being unpopular adds another dimension. Many people feel their time was wasted if they don’t like the ending, while other people feel it was still worthwhile to watch the arcs they did enjoy at the time.

4. Record of Ragnarok

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good
Record of Ragnarok | Image via TMDB

Record of Ragnarok is a seinen action anime about a series of one-on-one fights between the gods and the representatives of humanity, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

The series had a great concept and a lot of potential, but it was ultimately let down by poor execution. The animation was inconsistent, the fight scenes were often underwhelming, and the power scaling was all over the place.

3. The Promised Neverland

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good
The Promised Neverland | Image via TMDB

The Promised Neverland is a seinen psychological thriller anime about a group of orphans who live in an orphanage called Grace Field House. One day, they discover that the orphanage is a front for a human farm and that they are being raised to be food for demons.

The first season of the series was excellent, but the second season fell off a cliff. The pacing became rushed, the plot became convoluted, and the characters made increasingly questionable decisions. The second season could have been improved with a more focused storyline and better character development.

2. The Seven Deadly Sins

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good
The Seven Deadly Sins | Image via TMDB

The Seven Deadly Sins is a shonen action anime about a group of seven knights who were disbanded after being framed for treason. Ten years later, they are reunited to try and save the kingdom of Britannia from a tyrannical holy order. This was the one we had mixed or extreme reviews about because you either downright love or loathe the anime, there’s no in-between.

The series started strong, with a cast of interesting characters and a unique premise. However, the story quickly became bogged down by unnecessary side plots and filler episodes. Additionally, the power scaling became increasingly ridiculous as the series went on.

1. Spy X Family

Top 5 anime that fell off before they got good
Spy X Family | Image via TMDB

Spy X Family is a shonen comedy anime about a spy who must adopt a child and get married to complete a mission. However, the child he adopts is a telepath and the woman he marries is a skilled assassin.

The series has a lot of potential, but it has yet to live up to it. The characters are interesting and the premise is unique, but the story has been slow to develop. Additionally, the series tends to rely on clichés and tropes. The entire new season feels like a big filler episode with little to less connection to the main plot of the story. 


Overall, all of these anime series had the potential to be great, but they all fell short in some way. Hopefully, they can learn from their mistakes and produce better second seasons or sequels in the future. Do you know what else would be a wasted potential? Not subscribing to our newsletter! Hit up the subscribe button to never miss updates on all things anime.

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