Even the most hardcore {{Otaku}}s won't touch these anime or manga, [[DeaderThanDisco no matter how popular they once were]].

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* There was once a time where every anime fan had to have at least seen one episode of ''Manga/InuYasha''. Every con would at least have a dozen people cosplaying as the title character. Hell, it occasionally leaked out of the anime fandom and it wouldn't be uncommon to see people on the street wearing merchandise from the show. Nowadays, the show's largely considered a joke that most newcomers would never dare to touch. This is likely because of the frustration amongst fans of the anime watching it for years only to see it end without any conclusion to any of the plot. By the time a conclusion was reached with ''The Final Act'', the damage had been done, causing lots of fans to simply tell newcomers "not to bother with it" or "read the manga instead". The fact that it became infamous for its ''atrocious'' FanDumb (to the point where it was often used as ''the'' example for how obnoxious anime fandoms can get, at least before the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fandoms came along) probably helped it reach this status as well, as more and more people were turned off of it because of the rabid squealing fan-girls and boys.
* The 2003 adaptation to the manga ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was easily one of the most acclaimed anime of the turn of the millennium, dominating Adult Swim's action line-up for years and acting as a {{Gateway Series}} for many viewers. Since then, its influence in anime circles has waned significantly, primarily due to the release of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'' - a faithful adaptation of the manga's story, which the original anime abandoned halfway through its run. Brotherhood replaced the original anime on Adult Swim after the dub was released, becoming the first step into the franchise for newcomers, as well as adding tons of fuel to the fandom's BrokenBase. ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' has become something of a CultClassic as a result, though its base is just as dedicated as its manga counterpart's.
* While English dubs are still being produced, they definitely aren't coming from as many places as they used to. The closure of [=4Kids=] and Creator/CentralParkMedia, and the infamy of Media Blasters (along with the double whammy of the economic recession and the end of the anime boom in the late 00's) ensured that almost none of the dubs are coming from New York (though some voice actors at least moved to LA and became popular, and Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas still remains popular). Vancouver used to be a popular place for not only English dubs, but voice acting in general, but even there over-saturation killed off their popularity outside of the more famous ones and most of them retreated to work almost exclusively in WesternAnimation. Then there is British voice acting, which is just seen as [[SnarkBait the source of many terrible dubs]] and too expensive compared to North America (most people understand the differences in dialects anyway). Animeigo hasn't dubbed in years, checking North Carolina off the list, and lastly there's Asian English dubs, seen as terrible at best ([[SoBaditsgood some are enjoyably bad]] or good, but not many), and used only because they're cheaper then American ones (looking at you Odex). Hollywood (the entertainment capital of the world) and Texas (Creator/Funimation) won't be going away anytime soon, though, and Vancouver (Creator/OceanGroup in particular) may have a comeback.
* Creator/{{Gonzo}}'s original ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' adaptation underwent something similar against the later ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]''. The original was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff an underground phenomenon in America]], praised for its excellent dub, interesting take on vampires, and badass fight scenes. Then ''Ultimate'' came along, got the dub voice cast back, explored the mythology, and [[BloodierAndGorier took the fight scenes]] UpToEleven. It also increased interest in the original manga... and then people realized just how much [[OvertookTheManga the Gonzo series had overtaken it]]. Cue people picking it apart for the usual Gonzo sins, including [[OffModel cheap animation]] and an abrupt GeckoEnding. Today, the Gonzo adaptation is mostly remembered for [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome its soundtrack]] (and to some its AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Seras as the viewpoint character), while ''Ultimate'' has achieved an iconic status.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' started off as an overnight sensation, gaining rapid popularity in Japan (and in the anime fandom in the West) to the point of being considered one of the "Big 3" of Japan along with ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}.'' Around the time of the Arrancar arc however, Bleach suffered massive HypeBacklash due in part to its rather infamous reputation for ArcFatigue, along with many controversial plot twists. Said ArcFatigue also negatively impacted the anime, as well causing (multiple) lengthy filler arcs. To add insult to injury, declining ratings would lead the anime to be unceremoniously cancelled and replaced by ''[[Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth a Naruto spinoff.]]'' These days, it's still fairly popular in English-speaking areas, but the fanbase is ''nowhere near'' as big as it used to be.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' was once a smash hit, getting the second highest ratings in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' history only behind ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', and introducing a new generation to the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise. Fans would start clamoring for a sequel, which they got with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, as well as a manga spinoff in ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray''. There were even talks that the CE timeline could become the new UC.\\
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However, thanks to [[TroubledProduction production troubles]] and the like, ''Destiny'' failed to be as successful as ''Seed'', [[FranchiseKiller evidently ending those talks]], and [[BrokenBase heavily dividing the fanbase in the process]]. There were plans for a movie to be a GrandFinale of the saga, but head writer Chiaki Morosawa underwent a hysterectomy during production, as well as [[CreatorBreakdown battles with depression]] (which is partly the reason ''Destiny'' had such issues) and to this day is in DevelopmentHell. This made both the creators and the fans give up on the saga and move on to the non-CE series ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. Today, if you ask Gundam fans of their opinion of ''Seed'', you will get plenty of LoveItOrHateIt responses, [[FirstInstallmentWins and you certainly won't find many fans of Destiny]].
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has faded from the memories of many Western anime fans despite its initial popularity. When it first aired in 2000, it proved to be more [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff popular among the American audiences than in its native Japan]]. At the height of the series' popularity on CartoonNetwork, the movie ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'' scored the highest ratings on the channel at the time (surpassed only by the premiere of Funimation's in-house dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''). While the series [[GatewaySeries introduced many new fans]] to the franchise, many fans nowadays will either find it overrated or not that great largely due to comparisons with other series. Many long-time fans felts that the series wasn't as edgy as depicted since it was relatively [[LighterandSofter light]] compared to more [[DarkerandEdgier darker]] entries in the franchise. Furthermore, the series hasn't aged as well with fans complaining how the animation and voice-acting seem rather dated. While other anime series like ''Dragon Ball Z'' were redubbed and remastered for modern audiences, the collapse of Creator/BandaiEntertainment meant that such a treatment wouldn't be possible for ''Wing'' in the west. While still respected for popularizing the Gundam franchise outside of Japan, it has been overshadowed by darker entries like ''Wing'''s SpiritualSuccessor Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 and the OVA series set in the UC timeline.
** Ironically, as the series has waned in popularity among Western fans, ''Gundam Wing'' [[VindicatedByHistory gradually gained more respect in the show's native country]]. Despite scoring mediocre ratings in its original run and getting overshadowed by earlier installments, it was still ranked in [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-29/ntt-docomo-survey-ranks-best-gundam-series a 2014 poll]] as Japan's 5th favorite ''Gundam'' series. Furthermore, the series has proven to be rather influential with its characters spawning [[FountainOfExpies close copies]] in later Gundam series and in other works like ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Anime/AldnoahZero, and LightNovel/FullMetalPanic. Plus the popularity of its Bishonen character designs have attracted a [[EstrogenBrigade armies of fangirls]], [[FollowTheLeader leading to other mecha shows to have pretty boy character designs created by female mangakas]]. Even Creator/YoshiyukiTomino (who didn't work on ''Wing'') acknowledged the series as canon in Anime/TurnAGundam. So while ''Gundam Wing'' has faded from Western conscious, it has gradually achieved iconic status in Japan.
* When ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' initially aired in the United States it was very popular, perhaps even more so than its predecessor, though there was criticism laid at the controversial DistantFinale[-/-]WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. Now however, though it still has a fair share of fans, it has become one of the most controversial and polarizing series in the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise and is widely derided in many fan circles, especially on 4chan's /a/ board. The reason? Because an inversion of VindicatedByHistory happened and people saw that the epilogue was not the only part of the series with problems. First was the large number of {{Plot Hole}}s along with a large number of storylines that were either [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot abandoned]] (ie: The Dark Ocean Arc and the Daemon Corps arc), or hyped up but rendered into irrelevance a while later (ie: the Destiny Stones Arc), along with a perceived "excess" of {{filler}} episodes making up the series. Not helping was the rumor that the show [[RuinedForever ruined]] the Adventure universe in Japan and is the reason why every ''Digimon'' series made afterwards is set in a different continuity and the fact that the series in the original language, after seeing the subs, was even more contrived than in the dub. It also doesn't help that the [[Anime/DigimonTamers series after that]], while somewhat divisive initially, is now considered one of the best series in the franchise. Nowadays, talking about 02 would draw a lot of divisive LoveItOrHateIt responses, with the best series either considered to be ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' or ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', though you certainly won't find many fans of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'' anytime soon.
** This trope was referenced once in-universe in the English dub of Anime/DigimonAdventure:
--> '''Demidevimon''': Aw, come on! Everyone makes mistakes, remember disco?
* The CutAndPasteTranslation as a dubbing practice. The method of altering the scripts of the episode began in TheEighties when Carl Macek combined ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' into ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''; and World Events Productions followed a similar method to combine ''Anime/GoLion'' and ''Anime/DairuggerXV'' into ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''. For some time, this type of dub was one of the most common styles of translating anime.\\
However, there were several factors that led to this type of dub's decline. First, there was the controversy raised by several of [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]' later dubs. Namely, the violence in later episodes of ''Manga/ShamanKing'' caused protests from offended parents, which led to 4Kids taking their practices to extremes for their dubs of ''Manga/OnePiece'' and ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''; effectively stripping them of anything remotely Japanese. The creators of both series, not amused, thereby pulled the rights from them on the grounds that they made mockeries of their series. Second, the popularity of the films of Creator/StudioGhibli, which enacted a "no-cuts" policy for studios that dub their films for foreign markets, proved that anime doesn't have to be toned down for audiences to appreciate it. Third, the rise of Website/YouTube and other video-sharing sites helped uncut versions and subtitled versions of anime become more widespread, thus eliminating the need for sanitized dubs being the primary introduction to other types of anime. Lastly, this type of translation, as noted on its trope page, is ''expensive'', much more so than a straightforward dub, and with fans having access to the unedited Japanese subtitles, there just wasn't a market any longer for heavily edited dubs as the 2000s wore on. As a result, the CutAndPasteTranslation has largely been discredited as a dubbing practice.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' standardized the typical slapstick a lot of viewers tend to associate with the HaremGenre. [[FollowTheLeader A little too well.]] [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny Thanks to a lot of imitators]] there has been a growing backlash against Harem cliches, particularly the AccidentalPervert and the {{Tsundere}} with a HairTriggerTemper, which has led to people 180ing on their opinions. ''Love Hina'' went from being a cutting edge Harem Anime to being the representative of everything ''wrong'' with harems.
* Similar to the above, ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' was the first significant BattleHarem light novel, and both mediums sold quite well during the first season of the anime. Thanks to the [[SeasonalRot failure of the second season]], especially in {{America|nsHateTingle}}, and the [[FollowTheLeader large number of works that copied its premise]], it's become lost among the sea of its imitators. Today, SoOkayItsAverage is the best you'll hear someone describe it as.
* TV anime adaptations of shoujo manga seem to be heading this way. Nowadays, most of them get adaptations in film, live action drama, or short OVAS. A lot of this probably has to do with anime becoming more otaku-oriented, with [[OtomeGame otome game]] adaptations being more in demand with the female anime crowd, and the fact that shoujo manga ''itself'' (or at least the kind adaptable into animation) seems to be in danger of becoming this because of its DorkAge.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has turned into this due to the massive failure of the anime's second season and its basic premise and tropes being [[FollowTheLeader copied to death]]. It's especially notable because of just how quickly this can happen. As far as the Western fandom was concerned, the show debuted in 2006 to rave reviews and acceptance. The lack of a second season quickly succeeding the first was met with constant anticipation and speculation with great demand for the anime to continue. Finally, the second season aired in 2009... but then the "Endless Eight" story arc happened, and in a matter of weeks the entire perception of the brand had been shattered. Fans were dismayed by the arc, while more casual viewers who had enjoyed the first season quickly found themselves wanting to have nothing to do with it. Suddenly criticisms started to extend from the mishap or an arc adaptation to the series as a whole. Being a major fan of the series in some circles went [[BrokenPedestal from being completely normal to almost something of a badge of shame]]. While reaction cooled in the coming months and the animated adaptation redeemed itself in the eyes of fans with the release of ''Disappearance'' in 2010, the fervor for the series by and large disappeared, and not even the airing of ''Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' in 2015 could bring back any of its initial popularity. The light novels have been on hiatus since 2011, and with current LN trends overwhelmingly favoring HaremSeries, it's unclear if they will ever make a return.
** It doesn't help that the Japanese online slang equivalent for this trope, "Owacon[[note]]Short for "Owatta Contents", with "Owatta" meaning "finished" or "ended"[[/note]]," came out during the InternetBackdraft that ensued in 2ch after each episode was released and has stuck on since.
* Creator/{{CLAMP}} seems to be becoming this due to the lukewarm to almost negative reception of their more recent works and people becoming more aware and critical of flaws even in their older ones (such as overuse of AuthorAppeal, pretentiousness, and lackluster endings). Nowadays, they are simply remembered for their [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura brilliant]] [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth shojo]] [[Manga/TokyoBabylon stories]] [[NostalgiaFilter that were created decades ago]], not the obscure series they are currently making now.
** ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is this especially. Once one of their most popular works, it's now only brought up in discussions about its writing problems. There's a good chance people cosplaying its main character don't even know where she's from.
** ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is this as it started as a GottaCatchThemAll with the characters travelling around TheMultiverse and meeting various versions of other CLAMP characters. Then, it went into a DarkerAndEdgier where the DarkAndTroubledPast of the characters and revelation of certain characters which instigated the plot in the first place. However, this brought in the convoluted origins of Syaoran and by extension, Watanuki of ''Manga/{{Xxxholic}}'' and the last arc became much of a MindScrew which readers tried to make some sense out of it. Several readers believed this is the start of CLAMP's decline which is followed by the NoEnding of ''Xxxholic''. Then on 2015, CLAMP continued the manga with ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' which seemed to be an AuthorsSavingThrow but the first volume earned poor sales on the second week. These days, everybody remembers the manga as the MindScrew with too many crossovers that rival Franchise/TheDCU.
* ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' was a very well-regarded manga with heaps of critical praise and a successful anime adaptation. Then came the ending and [[spoiler: Rin and Daikichi got very squickily StrangledByTheRedString for no reason other than apparent AuthorAppeal and the ''whole story'' was all about WifeHusbandry and nothing else]]. Cue nearly everyone dropping it like a hot potato and pretending that only the anime (which ignores the controversial time skip and glosses over the unsavory elements) exists. Even the [[Creator/YenPress American publisher]] seems to be treating it as an OldShame.
* While it still has a relatively small fanbase, ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' has lost popularity, especially due to suffering from a combination of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, AngstAversion and ItWasHisSled. Those who would rather watch a fun action show will think twice before watching it. Nowadays, those who haven't seen the show have most likely had [[spoiler: Misuzu's death]] spoiled for them, even on this very wiki.
* Creator/{{Tokyopop}} used to be ''the'' English-language manga publisher up until its 2011 closure. Now it's mostly remembered for its mediocre translations and the incompetence of its CEO Stuart Levy. Its contribution to the brief trend of awful, low-quality OEL manga did not help at all; their over-hyping and focus on their unpopular collaborative project ''Manga/PrincessAi'' is often believed to be one of the things that led to their eventual downfall.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is pretty much this in the English-language magical girl fandom. A lot of this simply has to do with its target audience outgrowing it and it lacking anything to make it appealing to other demographics. It's now seen as SnarkBait and pretty much nothing else.
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' is another example of how quickly this trope can happen. Once a very popular light novel/anime, it's now known for its terrible ending and for giving birth to the creepy "[[http://goldenani.blogspot.com/2013/12/2012-o-brother-where-art-thou.html imouto]]" genre.
* Sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation seem to have {{fansubs}} heading this way, as they can offer subbed versions of shows on the other side of the Pacific as soon as they hit the airwaves in Japan. On the other hand, some fansubbers feel they do a better job than the "official" subbers.
** They are also still popular with the [=BitTorrent=] crowd due to their accessibility.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'' was once ''the'' MagicalGirl anime in the late 2000s, was a borderline CashCowFranchise in Japan, and received lots of praise from both viewers and reviewers. Now it's pretty much obscure. A lot of it has to do with the manga's lackluster final chapters, and the third season bombing so badly it killed off most interest in the franchise. Also many fans were starting to get tired of and {{squick}}ed out by its LoveTriangle RomanticPlotTumor. The franchise still has a ''few'' fans, but they see it as a GuiltyPleasure now and little more.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'' was once one of the few shojo romance franchises to get mainstream popularity, and is often credited for helping get more people into manga. Now thanks to its SeasonalRot and large amount of writing problems later on it's now almost completely forgotten. It also became a near-CreatorKiller for its mangaka. As of 2015 there have been several attempts to get the franchise running again but none of them seem to be taking.
* ''Manga/HotGimmick'' used to be one of Creator/VizMedia's most popular shoujo titles, and was even one of its first series to get a ''Viz-Big'' edition. Now thanks to severe backlash against BastardBoyfriend manga the series is pretty much unknown, and saying you're a fan will get you ''very'' dirty looks in some circles.
* Non-ironic MagicalGirl shows aimed at young girls. The only examples still running and successful are shows in the Anime/PrettyCure franchise, and even those have some parody/post modernist elements to them. The genre's increasing association with DarkerAndEdgier {{deconstruction}}s like ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' also adds to its status as this.
* The ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' anime is now pretty much forgotten due to suffering from SeinfeldIsUnfunny and the revival seasons bombing. It used to be ''huge'' in the mid-to-late 90's, but now good luck finding anyone who still remembers and actively watches it.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is pretty much this in the eyes of mainstream otaku in the West, due to most of the anime's references aging badly (almost half of its {{Shout Out}}s are to ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', which is ''also'' considered deader than disco by many at this point) and the backlash against {{moe}} shows in general. The manga went on hiatus for awhile but it returned from its hiatus as well as getting cross-promoted with ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''.
* Creator/MediaBlasters. During the anime boom they were a very popular company, and their ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' DVD releases even got them fans outside of the otaku community. Now thanks to their increasingly cheap production values, the failure of their manga division, and numerous delays (to the point that many series ''never actually get released'') they're almost universally disliked. Many anime fans are surprised to hear they're still in business, to the point of it being a RunningGag.
* LongRunners have become this. In the aughts, most anime ran for several seasons, with it being uncommon for one to make it less than fifty episodes. There were ShortRunners, but they generally vanished from the public eye quickly, with the occasional cult following. Shows like ''Inuyasha'' above had an end date best described as "has the budget run out yet? If not, keep going." Being similar to American episodic cartoons in format, many of these shows also made it to American broadcast, increasing their popularity further - most of {{Toonami}}'s biggest shows were among these. But as time went by, a number of factors made this method impractical. The anime boom drew to a close, and casual fans looking for a weekly fix dried up. This caused a decrease in most show's budgets, making it more practical to go for a shorter run. Furthermore, this heralded the rebirth of short-run prestige shows, with a defined end point that rarely went over [[TwelveEpisodeAnime twelve to twenty-four episodes]]. These shows came on the heels of a backlash against this technique, claiming it led to {{Padding}}, {{Filler}}, and [[OffModel crappy animation]], as well as a backlash against shounen series (many of which were LongRunners). It's very rare today to see a new series aim for more than thirty episodes, and plenty of LongRunners have since been cancelled, with only a few like ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' sticking around thanks to merchandising and the GrandfatherClause.
** Another problem with LongRunners is that they are more prone to ContinuityLockout. In both Japan and the West, fewer people have as much time for anime viewing may it be for job commitment or competition from other media like VideoGames and LiveActionTV. Subsequently, anyone who spends less time on a LongRunner series would run the risk of becoming lost and confused with ongoing plots and story arcs. However, some long-lasting franchises, like Franchise/PrettyCure and Franchise/{{Gundam}} worked around this problem by offering AlternateContinuity series that wouldn't need years of backstory for newcomers. Adding onto this is the combination of a crippling economic recession in Japan and an aging population caused by an ongoing decline in birthrate, making long-running series immensely impractical to produce.
* As TheNewTens move on, it is becoming increasingly apparent that {{Shonen|Demographic}} anime and manga are distinctly waning in popularity in the West. Beginning in the early [[TheNoughties noughties]], there was a massive boom in the popularity of shonen manga outside Japan, with numerous series all being released in the US and many other countries all at around the same time. These included the juggernauts referred to as [[FanNickname "The Big Three" or "The Holy Trinity"]], namely ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and the previously-mentioned ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', all three of which practically printed money at their peaks. Of the three, however, ''Bleach'' was the first to begin to show cracks, getting its anime canceled following the poor reception of the Arrancar Saga (the post-cancellation Thousand Year Blood War Saga in the manga has been better received, but its fanbase is a niche one compared to that which came before). ''Naruto'' fare much better than ''Bleach'', having remained popular from beginning to end in Japan even getting a SpinOff series announced. In the West though, several controversial plot twists toward the end of the series took a large chunk out of its fandom, and, like ''Inuyasha'' before it, it became more famous for its gargantuan FanDumb (to the point that /a/ actually banned discussion of it). In the meantime, many series that premiered in the same "boom" as the Big Three (''Manga/ShamanKing'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', and [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist both]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist versions]] of ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' to name a few) had long since ended, Western and Japanese interests had become increasingly divergent (something that has affected Japanese video game sales as well). Fans who were teenagers during the boom have [[FleetingDemographic aged into their twenties and thirties and moved on]], while the aforementioned backlash against LongRunners took place. ''One Piece'' is still a consistent critical and commercial success, but more people are willing to criticize it, especially its [[ArcFatigue pacing]], than before. The lone exception to this rule seems to be ''Manga/DragonBall'', which seems to be undergoing PopularityPolynomial.
** Nowhere better can the death of the shounen boom be seen than in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''. After being hyped to hell and back and scoring crossovers with ''One Piece'' and ''Dragon Ball'', it made almost no headway in the West, regularly being outsold by ''Bleach''. Ironic as in Japan, it usurped Bleach's position as a part of the big three, but only for a while.
** ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' still usually holds the top spot in [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime Crunchyroll's ranking]], with ''One Piece'' and ''Fairy Tail'' hovering nearby. But all of these, especially ''Naruto'', are extremely common choices for "[[ItsPopularNowItSucks popular anime that you don't enjoy]]," so there seems to be a BrokenBase. Meanwhile, DarkerAndEdgier shonen like ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' and ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' are what's popular now. There may just be [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids less interest in more whimsical stories]] these days.
** A big factor of the decline in popularity in both Shonen and the aforementioned LongRunners is that in the past decade there's been a shift in anime adapting from LightNovels instead of manga. ''Haruhi's'' massive critical success served as the lynch pin for more light novels to become adapted. The fact that their quicker-pace in comparison to shonen manga [[TwelveEpisodeAnime lent themselves better to adaptations.]]
** However, with the success of the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime and the aforementioned ''Manga/DragonBall'', this trope may be starting to fizz out with the {{Shonen|Demographic}}.
* While ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is still fairly popular in its native Japan (and has small followings [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in some other countries]]), its American fanbase has all but given up on it due to increasing suspicions its MythArc will [[TheChrisCarterEffect never truly be resolved]]. The fact that all legal dvds of it there are out of print does not help. The manga is still being released on an uneven schedule, though.
* Back around 2007 or so ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' was ''huge'', [[EstrogenBrigade especially with the fujioshi crowd]]. Nowadays, it's barely remembered apart from the occasional nostalgic fan due to its anime painfully {{Padding}} out its adaptation of the the ''Future'' arc, and the manga [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot failing to reach the potential]] the story could have had during its final ''Curse of the Rainbow'' arc. It doesn't help that only 16 volumes were ever released in English due to abysmal sales, and no company seems willing to license the anime.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' is becoming this due to its underwhelming final manga chapters and the failure of its spin-off series ''Manga/SoulEaterNOT'', the latter going hand-in-hand with the previously mentioned backlash against the {{moe}} genre. Many fans who disliked ''Manga/SoulEaterNOT'' dismissed it as a cash grab trying to use familiar branding, which may have damaged the image of the series for anime and manga fans who were already becoming increasing dismissive of it to begin with.
* ''Eiken'' was a smash hit in the US when it came out (if only for how ridiculously over-the-top its {{Fanservice}} was). Now it's nigh universally reviled and seen as everything wrong with ecchi harems. Most otaku refuse to even touch it after learning it has a [[{{Squick}} little girl with]] GagBoobs in it.
* The Blood franchise is now becoming this. Back in 2000, ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire'' is considered something innovating as it was written by Mamoru Oshii which got the attention of Creator/QuentinTarantino who was inspired by Saya's character in creating Gogo Yubari of ''Film/KillBill'' along with ChiakiKuriyama's character from Literature/BattleRoyale movie. In 2005 came ''Anime/BloodPlus'' which was well received and became a CultClassic. There's also a live-action version of the original OVA which earned a modest box office but scathing reviews. Then in 2011 came ''Anime/BloodC'' which is a collaboration with Creator/{{Clamp}} who are both in charge of the character design and story. The end result became a [[IncrediblyLamePun bloody mess]] with a LoveItOrHateIt reaction and low BD sales. They tried to repair the damage with the sequel, ''Anime/BloodCTheLastDark'', which is received better with modest BD sales but a flop in the Japanese box office regardless that it's funded by the Japanese government. By 2015, there's a peak in the franchise again with a theater play of ''Blood-C'' which is an {{interquel}}. Though this is not enough to revive the interest of the franchise. Today, most people would rather prefer ''Blood+'' as the best and refused to touch ''Blood-C'' because they find it too gory and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy too depressing]] and it's a frequent SnarkBait.
* ''Nekojiru'' is a very obscure name in Japanese media, especially for Western audiences, and this trope is why. Created in TheNineties by its namesake, it rapidly grew in popularity to the point of spawning an animated short series, and being considered for Tokyo Electric's promotional campaign. When Nekojiru committed suicide for unknown reasons,[[note]]One of her close friends, Yoshiaki Yoshinaga, suggests that the surge in popularity was directly responsible, that it created too much stress for her to handle.[[/note]] Tokyo Electric pulled back on its offer and the series was doomed to obscurity. It's [[Anime/CatSoup OVA adaptation]] (unrelated to the aforementioned animated series) is a case of AdaptationDisplacement.
* Much like with the first anime adaptation of ''Fullmetal Alchemist'', the 1999 adaptation of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is becoming this. It was a [[CultClassic relatively unknown]] but respected shonen series for years; however, that changed when the 2011 adaptation came out. The 2011 anime caused a NewbieBoom within the fandom and the series as a whole suddenly became more mainstream. Most fans skip straight to the 2011 adaptation due to the more modern art style, the fact it is TruerToTheText than the original, the notion that it has more HoYay, and because of the fact that it covers more of the manga. The 1999 adaptation in turn gets criticism due to its moodier tone, [[AdaptationPersonalityChange characterization changes]] and voice acting quality. Though there is still a steady fanbase for the original, it's mostly only brought up in comparison to the 2011 incarnation or for [[BrokenBase rather aggressive debates]] on which adaptation is "best".
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