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Top 10 Anime Fashion Disasters (ft. Todd Haberkorn)

VO: Todd Haberkorn WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly McKean
Somebody call the fashion police! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Fashion Disasters. For this list, we’ll be looking at the heroes and villains in anime who stand as the biggest insults to style since I went through that goth phase back in college. It doesn’t matter how amazing or deep their characters are, if their fashion choices make you want to set eyes on fire, then they’re up for consideration.
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Top 10 Anime Fashion Disasters
Somebody call the fashion police! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime Fashion Disasters.
For this list, we’ll be looking at the heroes and villains in anime who stand as the biggest insults to style since I went through that goth phase back in college. It doesn’t matter how amazing or deep their characters are, if their fashion choices make you want to set eyes on fire, then they’re up for consideration.
(Todd Haberkorn Intro)

#10: Koushaku Chouno

“Buso Renkin” (2006-07)
He might choose to go by the name of Papillion, but it’s painfully clear that the codename for this villain should have been Bondage Butterfly. This nefarious foe may live to devour humans, cause chaos and possess truly terrifying power, but…come on! He looks like he should be entertaining guests during Happy Hour for moderate prices as opposed to unleashing calamities. No amount of Gunpowder Manipulation is going to take away the fact that this Homunculus looks like an S&M fantasy gone wrong. Wait a second…Homunculus?! Didn’t know Father was into this kind of kink.

#9: Noiz

“Dramatical Murder” (2014)
This yaoi visual novel and its subsequent anime adaptation have no shortage of sexy, bizarre and somewhat hilariously contrived characters for viewers to fall for. While that’s all well and good, we do take issue with one of the primary romance interests. Going by the name of Noiz, this guy may be quite the hacker, but it’s his taste in wardrobe that looks like it got hit by a virus. What look is he going for? South Park meets The Office with just the slightest sprinkling of edgelord?

#8: Viral

“Gurren Lagann” (2007)
This boy is an absolute beast! Quite literally since he’s part shark. A fierce opponent of Team Dai-Gurren during their early days, Viral was ruthless when it came to combat, unarmed or in a giant mech. His eventually transition to the side of good was something of a slow burn, yet still resulted in an anti-hero we could all rally behind. We honestly can’t compliment this Beastman enough…except for his sudden change in outfit. Dude...what are you even wearing?! It’s so mismatched that I need to put my Haberglasses on to look at you!

#7: Minoru Mineta

“My Hero Academia” (2016-)
Three seasons in and we have somewhat come to tolerate Mineta’s status as the resident pervert of Class 1-A. Don’t get us wrong, he still has the occasional shameful moment, but at least he’s learned to channel all that pubescent frustration into making himself a better hero. That being said…I think that might be the worst excuse for a superhero costume I’ve ever seen. What was the inspiration for this? The Dark Grape Rises? At least modify your pants so they don’t look like a fruit bowl!

#6: Universe 11

“Dragon Ball Super” (2015-)
Really? That’s what you went with? Matching jumpsuits?! You’re arguably some of the strongest creatures to ever exist within the multiverse, you managed to give Goku the throttling of a lifetime, yet your choice of attire are red and black leotards?! Granted, I would never say any of this to Jiren or Toppo’s faces since I don’t want to follow in Vegeta’s footsteps and get my perfect jaw smashed to pieces…but still! Tight, identical jumpsuits?! Even I looked more intimidating when I played Spock!

#5: Hurlder

“Sailor Moon” series (1992-97)
Her uniform consists of a giant shoe and zebra-print underwear. Moving on.

#4: Usagi

“Juuni Taisen: Zodiac War” (2017)
We’ve all heard of playboy bunnies, but this is a little ridiculous. I’m not even going to focus on the fact that this insane killer gets his kicks from slaughtering his victims and then bringing them back to life as undead puppets; the real murderer here is that wardrobe! It’s like Ken Kaneki suddenly took up a job as a stripper, complete with the most ridiculous rabbit outfit I’ve ever seen. That tail is not enticing sir, it just makes you look like you’re overcompensating for whatever is tucked away in that speedo.

#3: Sawyer

“Fairy Tail” (2009-)
He feels the need, the need for speed! I just wish he used said speed to take himself towards the nearest thrift shop and pick out a different outfit. Look Racer, I know your whole shtick is about you being the fasted mage and all, but did you really need to go for the whole Formula 1 look…including the headgear? The jacket already makes you look like a bit of a tool, but combine it with the mohawk and the weird chip strap and the only first place you’re getting is for Oracion Seis’ Worst Dressed. You just got Haberburned.

#2: Bentham

“One Piece” (1999-)
Also going by the title of Mr 2 and Bon Clay, this former member of Baroque Works has proven himself to be a capable fighter. The strength of his kicks as well as his Devil Fruit’s transformation ability made him unexpectedly lethal in combat. Throw in the fact he was given one of the series’ most heart-wrenching send-offs, and you can’t help but admire this sweet fella. Which is why it pains me to admit it but…hey, if you want to walk around with MC-Hammer Pants, Ace Ventura’s shirt, overgrown dressing gown and a pair of swans strapped to your back – you do you Bon-chan!

#1: Vic Micnogna
“Every Anime Ever” (Infinite)
Look at this guy. I mean, sheesh! I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all, but someone scrooched the pooch here! With his unflattering face, total lack of style and inability to win a swimming race, Edward Elric here fails in every category from a fashion standpoint…I kid, I kid, I kid! We all love you Vic! Even if you totally cheated in that swimming race.

#1: Charloutte Culhorne

“Bleach” (2004-12)
As far as final forms go, this one definitely meets the criteria for what the Haberfudge were they thinking?! As the supposedly deadliest servant of Barrangan, Charloutte comes across as a bit…uh…overzealous. Totally self-absorbed in his own beauty, we don’t see the full extent of his narcissism until he activates his Ressureccion; wherein he transforms into the most dangerous entity imaginable; a half-naked guy dressed in an outfit that would even make Frank-N-Furter blush. I could go into how absolutely none of Charloutte’s outfit looks appropriate for battle, but I’m too mesmerised/horrified by that codpiece he’s flailing about.


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