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


[[folder: Companies]]
* Believe it or not, Creator/FourKidsEntertainment. They were once a powerhouse in importing anime like ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and dubbing them for American audiences. By censoring and editing these shows for children's television, 4Kids gained a minor {{hatedom}} among anime purists, but these translations were nevertheless commercially successful enough for the company to import and produce more titles like ''[[Manga/OjamajoDoremi Magical Doremi]]'', ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', ''Anime/SonicX'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''.\\\
However, the company's dub of ''Manga/OnePiece'' kicked off their fall from grace, and garnered them the infamous reputation they have today. This dub took 4Kids' most decried practices, such as [[{{Bowdlerise}} excessive censorship]], replacing all the music (capped off with a ThemeTuneRap), skipping over several important episodes, [[CutAndPasteTranslation remixing elements]] of episodes, drastic changes to the plots, [[CulturalTranslation Americanization]], and [[Horrible/VoiceActing low quality voice acting]], and cranked them UpToEleven, all the while showcasing none of their redeeming qualities. Creator/ToeiAnimation and series creator Creator/EiichiroOda hated the 4Kids' dub of ''One Piece'' so much that they cancelled the company's license, considering it an insult to the original Japanese version. This even led to an allowance on ''fansubbers'' to continue subbing certain series, as 4Kids' DVD releases rarely, if ever, had any of the original Japanese audio. David Moo (Sanji's voice actor) was so heavily criticized for his performance that he retired from the dubbing industry and became a bartender. (Not helping matters is that Moo's only ''other'' notable role (Xellos in ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'') is also extremely polarizing.)\\\
As the anime boom wore down, 4kids sold the rights to their biggest CashCowFranchise, ''Pokémon'', to The Pokémon Company International in 2006. Creator/{{Funimation}} picked up the rights to ''One Piece'' in 2007 and redubbed the whole series far more faithfully to the original. ''Winx Club'' and ''TMNT'' had their licenses cancelled and transferred to Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} (the latter alongside the whole ''Ninja Turtles'' franchise). With only ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' and a few lesser shows left, 4Kids filed for bankruptcy in 2011 after their longtime CEO stepped down. Creator/TVTokyo then filed a lawsuit against 4Kids over ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'', accusing them of underpaying anime licensors and conspiring with Funimation to avoid royalty payments by hiding the income. Creator/{{Konami}} picked up the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' franchise and placed it under the 4K Media division, while Creator/SabanBrands acquired the rest of 4Kids' anime and cartoons.\\\
Once one of the most popular English anime producers, 4Kids is now held up as ''the'' example of everything wrong with dubbing to the point that most of their productions are long off the air, with ''Pokémon'' seeming to be the only exception. The company later re-emerged as 4Licensing Corporation with only a handful of shows left and a new focus on making sports apparel, but in September 2016, they filed for bankruptcy ''[[http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160922006380/en/4Licensing-Corporation-Files-Chapter-11-Bankruptcy again]]''. With all their former licenses scattered between different companies and their financial problems, it's safe to say that the 4Kids name is never coming back.
* Creator/StreamlinePictures was one of the first Anime distributors to release English dubs on the market. Several voice actors got their start here. These were praised by dub fans, but criticized by sub fans for being too liberal. Now, thanks to countless dubs that wowed audiences over the years, the dub fans agree that the dubs were too liberal in their content.
* 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 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.
* Harmony Gold was once a legend in the dubbing industry, having created ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' through a massive CutAndPasteTranslation that proved, despite being the TropeNamer for {{Macekre}}, to be one of the breakthrough hits that paved the way for the anime boom of TheNineties. They even made a short-lived dub of ''Manga/DragonBall''. However, through [[ScrewedByTheLawyers a variety of dubious legal claims]], they gained co-control of the ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' license outside of Japan, but in so doing completely alienated Big West (the creators of ''Macross''), and their nearly-rabid defense of any remotely-related copyright destroyed their reputation with companies across Japan ''and'' the United States. Accordingly, they largely missed out on the anime boom that they helped to create, and are now a small production company making DirectToVideo comedies, only holding on to the Macross license because it'd be too expensive to pry it loose from them.
* Creator/MangaEntertainment's UK division was pretty popular back in the day, but what are they remembered for now? Endless ultra violent and hyper sexual OVA's with bad dubs.

[[folder: Dubbing Practices]]
* 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 dubbed their films for foreign markets, proved that anime didn'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. It is still around, but has been reduced to MerchandiseDriven Anime, shows targeted towards a lower age then most Oktaku, and [[GrandfatherClause legacy titles]].
* The concept of the DubNameChange has become this, at least when it comes to English dubs. This often goes hand-in-hand with the decline of the CutAndPasteTranslation. Prior to the mid-2000s it was the default to "westernize" characters names even if a ThinlyVeiledDubCountryChange wasn't the intention. With the rise of the internet anime community and more knowledge of the original Japanese versions of anime, fewer and fewer dubs are changing characters names. Even series like ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' and ''Franchise/{{YuGiOh}}'' which originally changed characters names have dropped the practice. English dubs changing the characters names is often seen as a sign of a ''[[{{Macekre}} bad]]'' dub and aren't as commonly accepted as they used to be. The few series that do this are usually long runners like ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' or are doing it to match their source, like ''Anime/YokaiWatch''. The ones that don't have those excuses are aimed at a young age bracket such as ''Glitter Force'' (the English dub of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'').

* Traditional, non-ironic MagicalGirl shows aimed at young girls have been few and far between since the late 2000's, with most shows in the genre either being action-heavy MagicalGirlWarrior shows like ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'' or DarkerAndEdgier {{deconstruction}}s like ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero''. One of the very few examples that is still successful is the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise, and even that series has some parody/post modernist elements in it. ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' ''is'' quite popular, but it's protected by the GrandfatherClause, and ([[OlderThanTheyThink due to being a more faithful adaptation of the manga]]) is significantly darker than the original anime.
* 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.

[[folder: Individual Series]]
* 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. However, after the original show ended abruptly, and other shows came around to fill the void, backlash ensued. Nowadays, the show's mainly just remembered for its [[ArcFatigue overly long narrative]], 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), and [[TakahashiCouple the leads extremely violent relationship]]. Whenever anyone mentions it positively, chances are they're just talking about the manga.
* ''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. 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. To add more insult to the injury, [[AuthorExistenceFailure Chiaki passed away in 2016]], killing the last chance of a revival. This and other things made 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]].
* 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 to be fair, most fans put it above ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime''.
** This trope was referenced once in-universe in the English dub of Anime/DigimonAdventure:
--> '''Demidevimon''': Aw, come on! Everyone makes mistakes, remember disco?
* ''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.
* ''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]] (caused by both the Author adding in a new mary-sueish girl and the anime studio deciding to push her even more), 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. And the author insisting on tossing in more characters and focusing on harem antics do little to help the greater scene. Today, you'll only hear it brought up to be blamed for the glut of low-quality HaremSeries that followed it, or to make fun of its [[IdiotHero seemingly impossibly dense protagonist]]. The only positive things people talk about are some of the characters and manga adaptations with Yuuki Homura's being considered so far to be superior even by the author himself.
* ''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. When the series premiered in 2006, it was a virtual juggernaut with legions of devoted fans. 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 what they felt was a poor handling of 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 mishandling of a specific 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.
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is this especially. Once one of CLAMP's 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, the series is generally only remembered as incomprehensible at best.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has turned into 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. It didn't help that the anime mainly used the first volume for its material. The manga went on hiatus for a while but it returned from its hiatus as well as getting cross-promoted with ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''.
* 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 despised punching bag 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 and those that didn't did so after seeing how questionably the manga was drawn.
* 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 author, 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]], however, Tokyo Electric pulled back on its offer and the series was doomed to obscurity. Its [[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]], its excessive use of {{Filler}} (caused by starting only a year after the manga began serialization), and voice acting quality, not helped by the fact that it was dubbed by a budget studio. 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".
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is ''the'' iconic MagicalGirl series, and is still homaged and parodied to this day, so it is not this. However, Creator/{{DiC}}'s adaptation of the anime ''is'' Deader than Disco. Their dub was only mildly successful when first released, but then it aired on Creator/{{Toonami}} putting the show into American consciousness. It helped put its entire medium into the mainstream, and when a medium was considered by most outside its fanbase to be nothing but gore and porn, that's impressive. It even had more episodes ordered by Cloverway when DiC ran out of money. It eventually lead to people rediscovering the original... at which point it was made clear [[CutandPasteTranslation that their version was radically different.]] It was criticized for half-baked CulturalTranslation, removing homosexual content, and obvious censorship. It was virtually abandoned overnight, and is now considered a total {{Macekre}}. It got to the point that when Creator/VizMedia announced a new dub, they spent a lot of time talking about this being uncut and comprehensive, and almost no time talking about why they couldn't use the old dub, and, although the 2013 dub ended up garnering [[ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked the opposite reaction]], the majority opinion is that it is by ''far'' the superior version (in Creator/{{DIC}}'s defense, the episodes distributed by them are usually consider better than the ones by Cloverway).
* For the first years of publication, ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' was a very popular {{Shonen}} supernatural action manga series with strong volume sales, a successful anime adaptation, a large amount of presence in the anime and manga fandom, and was one of Shonen Jump's "Big 3" by the English-speaking fandom, along with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/{{One Piece}}''. However, the series eventually had a sharp decline in popularity and general opinions of it soured considerably. The anime version was cancelled in 2012, being replaced by the comedic ''Naruto'' spinoff, ''Anime/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth''.\\\
This is typically attributed to the [[ArcFatigue glacial pacing of the story past a certain point]], a bad conclusion to a plotline that had been going on for years, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters poor use of an overly large cast]]. Even the manga series eventually got axed abruptly, leading to what many consider an unsatisfying and rushed finale with many hanging plot threads, which has only soured opinions on the series further. This video titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACq7tgjHdGA The Fall of BLEACH: How it Happened]] has more details.