These are the Most Pessimistic Characters in Anime [Otaku Poll]

shinji-depressed These are the Most Pessimistic Characters in Anime [Otaku Poll]

What You Need to Know:

  • A fan poll was held recently on Charapedia, asking anime fans to decide on the most negative, pessimistic characters in anime.
  • Over 10,000 votes were cast, and no one should be surprised by who came in first.
  • Check out the list below!
Poll Duration: 2015/12/10 - 12/16
Poll Breakdown:
45.3% male / 54.7% female
69.9% aged 10 to 29 / 30.1% aged 30+


15. Asahi Azumane - Haikyuu!!

  • 119 votes
  • 14. Taizou Hasegawa - Gintama

  • 130 votes
  • 13. Touma Kamijou - Toaru Series

  • 131 votes
  • 12. Omoi - Naruto

  • 139 votes
  • 11. Shigeru Fujiki - Chibi Maruko-chan

  • 177 votes

  • 10. Hitoka Yachi - Haikyuu!!

  • 190 votes
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    9. Seishuu Handa - Barakamon

  • 193 votes
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    8. Nobita Nobi - Doraemon

  • 197 votes
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    7. Ryou Sakurai - Kuroko no Basket

  • 203 votes
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    6. Tomoko Kuroki - Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

  • 316 votes
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    5. Hachiman Hikigaya - Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.

  • 420 votes
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    4. Usopp - One Piece

  • 462 votes
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    3. Ichimatsu Matsuno - Osomatsu-san

  • 466 votes
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    2. Nozomu Itoshiki - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

  • 514 votes
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    1. Shinji Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • 532 votes
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    Source: Charapedia

    Reactions Around the Web

    Add in Takayuki Narumi from Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.
    Shinji changes a lot between the anime, manga, and drama.
    But I think more than his personality, it's just the environment he's surrounded by.

    shinji-depressed These are the Most Pessimistic Characters in Anime [Otaku Poll]
    Reading about these guys is getting me down...
    shinji-depressed These are the Most Pessimistic Characters in Anime [Otaku Poll]
    Let's stay positive now!