Anime is one of the most versatile entertainment mediums around. The sheer number of genres that anime has touched upon over the course of its rich history is simply astounding, with the variety of this medium still stunning people to this day. Everything from power fantasies to thrilling dramas has been depicted in anime to great effect.

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However, while anime can be quite entertaining, it's not necessary for these shows to have well-defined systems or tight narratives to become popular. In fact, there are several great anime that don't really make any sense when people take a closer look at what's happening. The following shows are the best examples that help illustrate this point.


10/10 Naruto

Naruto is one of the most popular anime of all time, with its amazing characters and rich lore being a major part of the experience. That being said, it's quite amazing that such a beloved anime is full to the brim with numerous plot holes.

In fact, a lot of Naruto doesn't make sense with the advent of Boruto as well. However, most people don't care, since the fine details don't matter when the moment-to-moment action and drama are pretty great in their own right.

9/10 Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Z would've been a great candidate for this list as well, given how ridiculous its power scaling is. However, Dragon Ball Super takes these power levels and brings them to a whole new level of insanity.

All of a sudden, it seems that powerups and levels don't matter anymore. Earthlings can be just as powerful as a god-like Super Saiyan, and even such divine power isn't enough to tackle certain threats that come out of nowhere!

8/10 My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is all the rage right now, with this long-running shonen series using the concept of superheroes to craft a brilliant tale. However, the show isn't completely iron-tight and has its fair share of nonsensical moments.

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The idea of children fighting in a battle for the world is already a ludicrous enough prospect as is. Couple this with the idea of a Quirkless weak boy getting one of the most potent powers in the world, and things really take a turn for the asinine.

7/10 Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion is a show that most anime fans adore for its great themes and lovable characters. The heavy-handed ideals portrayed in the show are further bolstered by its stunning imagery.

Of course, some fans can rightfully question the bizarre nature of the show and how shoehorned some of its elements can get. Again, it's ridiculous to think that only children can have the power to combat otherworldly threats, with adults being virtually useless when it comes to defending the world.

6/10 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Given the name itself, it was only a matter of time before JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was going to make this list. The series is full to the brim with over-the-top hijinks and characters whose very body structure defies the laws of science.

Of course, no one cares about this when watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The series wears its eccentricities on its sleeve, with its bold nature being one of the biggest reasons to check out this amazing series.

5/10 One-Punch Man

Given how important heroes are in the world of One-Punch Man, it's surprising just how much Saitama has flown below the radar. His strength is nothing to scoff at, and it's honestly surprising how no one has realized how important his strength really is to save the world.

Of course, none of this matters to viewers since the ignorance of Saitama's abilities is partly why so many people adore this character. Fans can only hope that One-Punch Man will receive a third season that it definitely deserves.

4/10 Case Closed

Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan, is one of the longest-running anime of all time. The premise focuses on a teenage detective sensation who is forced into the body of a child and is yet to find a solution that can reverse this predicament.

With more than a thousand episodes in the anime, it seems that this issue has taken a backseat for now. Conan has no end of cases to deal with, and it seems that viewers will have to wait for quite a long time before the series reaches its conclusion.

3/10 Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is another great shonen anime that fans of the series should definitely check out. However, don't expect the series to blow anyone's socks off, mainly due to its one-note solution for most problems.

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It seems that, no matter how tough an opponent may be in Fairy Tail, the power of friendship is almost always enough to save the day. The sheer number of times this solitary reason has propped up to end battles in the show is quite immense... but, for what it's worth, this does lead to several iconic moments in the anime.

2/10 Gintama

Gintama is one of the most hilarious anime ever made. In fact, the show has no problem with breaking the rules of logic to place a laugh-out-loud gag — something that viewers have no problem with.

The lovable characters of the show coupled with some surprisingly great arcs make Gintama a show that anime fans should definitely check out. Its length might dissuade some people from checking out the show, but the end result will be more than worth it!

1/10 Baccano!

Unlike most of the other anime on this list, Baccano! is a show that actually does make sense... although it does take a few viewings. In fact, on the first go, it's possible that most people will have no clue what the show is all about.

The nonlinear nature of the series' narrative is the biggest offender for this notion, with viewers not being able to keep track of what's happening. Honestly, most viewers recommend just watching the show in chronological order due to how complicated things get.

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