One-Punch Man Tops One Piece, Death Note For Anime’s Most Negative Fanbase

One-Punch Man has soared above its competitors in an online poll for the unfortunate title of the most negative fanbase in anime.

A recent post from UberFacts on Twitter revealed a graph that quantified the highest amount of negative words used in fandoms on the platform. The superhero series stood tall in the anime category, with 174 negative words in every 1000 words spoken about the series. Despite its critical and commercial success, this statistic placed it above many other shows as the most negative fanbase in anime.

The explosive popularity of the anime’s first season in 2015 quickly put it on par with the likes of Attack on Titan and Death Note regarding mainstream popularity. However, the show’s long-awaited second season — which arrived in 2019 — saw a steep decline in its reception. The switch in animation studios, from Madhouse for season 1 to J.C. Staff for season 2, is one of the reasons believed to have caused the decrease in its popularity. The lackluster image quality and pacing disappointed many series fans in the show’s second installment.

Other Anime Wth ‘Negative’ Fandoms

The graph features many other popular anime, with Death Note and One Piece falling just shy behind the series, hitting 172 negative words spoken. Demon Slayer and Fullmetal Alchemist are tucked behind, both sitting on an even 170 negative words. More anime appeared throughout, with Dragon Ball Z on 165, Attack on Titan on 160, My Hero Academia on 157, and Neon Genesis Evangelion on 156. Readers can find Cowboy Bebop, Bleach and Elfen Lied below them.

Anime wasn’t the only category that saw some backlash within their communities, as video gaming saw poor showings for titles like Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat, and Sonic The Hedgehog. The movie franchises taking a hit included Transformers, The Twilight Saga, and Star Trek. However, the fandom that sat far atop the list with its negativity was Rihanna fans, with 186 negative words spoken.

One-Punch Man is an action comedy series based on the manga written by One. It tells the story of a hero named Saitama, who wins every fight he takes part in with one punch. While that sounds great, it acts as a huge problem for the hero, as he is forced to succumb to the overwhelming boredom of being overpowered in a world where power is everything. A host of characters, such as heroes like Genos, Bang, Metal Knight and Tornado, soon join him on his adventures.

The show’s third season was confirmed to be in production in August 2022, with no clear release date yet. Rumors swirled that Mappa would take over for the third outing in between their work on multiple shows such as Attack on Titan: Final Season, Vinland Saga and Jujutsu Kaisen. However, this has yet to be officially confirmed.

Source: Twitter

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