Top Animes Series That are Banned in Different Countries

Although fans never complain about any anime series showing any controversial content. Sometimes Animes do cross limits in terms of morality. Many countries have taken the responsibility themselves to ban such Animes that contain too much violence and adult content. So, let’s discuss some of the most popular anime series which are banned in different parts of the world.

List of Band Anime Series Around the World

1. Death Note

Death Note is one of the banned anime series

World famous anime series, Death Note, whose fan following is unlike any other Anime, is banned in China. The reason for this series being banned in China is that it is a bad influence on children. The main focus of this series is on a high school student who has a special notebook called Death Note, with which he can kill anyone by just writing his or her name.

2. Tokyo Ghoul

Banned Anime Series Tokyo Ghoul

Yes, Tokyo Ghoul is also a banned anime series in Russia. Due to its cruelty, murders and violent acts, Russia’s St. Petersburg court system imposed a ban on watching this series. They especially took this step for children and teens to stop them from learning violent acts.

3. Crayon Shin-Chan

Crayon Shin-Chan Banned Anime Series

Crayon Shin-Chan is the story of a notorious kid who always gets his friends and family in trouble with his innocent but naughty acts. This anime is banned in India due to its bad influence on kids and nudity. Well, irrespective of these reasons, Shin-Chan is the favourite cartoon serial of the majority of kids in India. Moreover, even adults who grew up watching this show are still die-hard fans of this anime.

4. Pokémon


The Pokemon anime series is the story of an enthusiastic teenager who aims to become the world’s best Pokemon master. In his world, Pokemon are special types of animals who possess natural superpowers. This anime series is banned in Saudi Arabia as it promotes Christianity and Zionism, as per

5. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is one of the best super-hit anime series of all time. The concept, world creation and suspenseful plots are on a whole other level. However, this series is also banned in China, because they find some episodes too gruesome for kids. They banned Attack on Titan in 2015 along with 30 other anime series.

6. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia being banned in any country is a big shocker. This anime series is focused on a teenager named Izuku Midoriya, who wants to become a hero who saves everyone with a smile from any danger. The content is too good and the story is purely based on a fight between Good vs Evil. Still, it’s banned in China because of a character’s name.

7. Parasyte: The Maxim

Parasyte The Maxim

Being too graphic and violent, the Chinese Ministry of Culture has banned Parasyte: The Maxim and stopped its managed distribution as well in the country. Well, the plot of this anime is a little bit weird, where small parasites get inside human bodies and provide superhuman abilities.

8. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom anime series has a very unique concept of entertainment, where the students of class 3 are provided with an essential mission to eliminate their alien class teacher to save the world. They used different violent methods to kill their teacher but the creature evaded their every single attack. So, for being too violent and having a bad influence on kids with school shootings, Florida and Wisconsin have banned the anime entirely.

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9. Psycho-Pass


Psycho-Pass is a very addictive but graphically violent and cyberpunk-type anime series. The Chinese Government banned the anime series for the kids to protect their innocence and prevent them from learning such violent behaviour.

10. Kite

Kite Animes Series Banned

Norway banned Kite because of an inappropriate scene which was a graphical sexual assault with the protagonist of the series named Sawa, which was a minor girl. She can explode anyone using a bullet.

11. Kinnikuman


France had banned the action anime series Kinnikuman, because of a character named Brocken Jr. ( a good Nazi ). The characters wear a Nazi uniform and oppose Nazism’s hateful beliefs.

12. High School DxD

High School DxD

High School DxD is a very popular anime series. It has millions of fans all over the globe. However, New Zealand has banned the series believing that it shows sexually exploitative content inappropriate for minors.

13. Hetalia: Axis Powers

Hetalia Axis Powers

Hetalia: Axis Powers is another famous anime series in which every character resembles a country. South Korea banned the anime after finding it insulting.

14. Record of Ragnarok

Record of Ragnarok

Record of Ragnarok is the most brutal action anime series. This is the story of how humanity earns the chance to survival by fighting Gods of different mythologies assembled to decide their fate every 1000 years. India banned this anime series because the show depicted their Gods incorrectly.

15. Inuyashiki: Last hero

Inuyashiki Last hero

Russia banned Inuyashiki: Last Hero because it had no age restriction and contained gruesome and violent moments. The Roskomnadzor agency imposed the ban in 2018. However, the ban was lifted when the anime added an age restriction.

16. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Being too sensitive for the youngsters for having explicit content, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord was banned in Australia. The series is pretty interesting and popular in many countries. But the adult content forced Australia to restrict the series from being watched.

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