Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
If you are an anime fan, chances are that you may have a good idea of who is on this list. Regardless, this list will help you if you have been out of the loop or if you need a refresher on these detested characters.
Ranked here are the vilest figures in anime that everyone just loves to hate. Get ready for your blood to boil!
10 Most Hated Anime Characters
- Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Naraku (Inuyasha)
- Makoto Itou (School Days)
- Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
- Kyuubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
- Squealer/Yakomaru (Shinsekai Yori)
- Nobuyuki Sugōu (Sword Art Online)
- Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
- Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame ga Kill!)
10 – Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame ga Kill!)
Don’t let her kind and compassionate appearance fool you! Seryu Ubiquitous is a real nut job with a very twisted sense of justice.
So why do people hate her? It’s because she seems all good and virtuous in the early parts of the story. This makes the twist of her turning into a monstrous maniac more of a gut punch. She wields the cute biological weapon called Koro, which turns into a grotesque beast the moment she unleashes its berserker state. Seryu and Koro make a good pair—both are the complete opposite of what they look like.
The biggest reason Seryu is hated is because she kills Sheele—a loveable fan-favorite who happens to be the first main character to die. Her ideals and values are black and white, making her more of a villain than the hero she believes. Many fans hope to see her suffer a horrendous fate.
9 – Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Shinji Ikari may be the main character of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but a lot of people don’t actually like him. He’s whiny, wimpy, and cowardly. He just doesn't feel like a protagonist. He is the personification of the word loser.
Many people simply fail to notice his circumstances. Having had a difficult childhood, he became depressed and broken beyond repair. Because of this, people have come to subconsciously relate to him. It is even said that some fans hate Shinji only because they see themselves in him.
8 – Nobuyuki Sugōu (Sword Art Online)
His face says it all. A conceited, power-tripping, immoral bastard. Not to mention he is kind of a pervert.
Nobuyuki Sugou is responsible for kidnapping and experimenting on 300 Sword Art Online players. He rerouted their minds into another game and held them there against their will. To top it off, he caged the main heroine, harassed her, and even attempted to marry her real body while her mind was still inside the game.
But then, justice was served. He got to experience a dose of his own medicine, courtesy of the protagonist Kirito. Noboyuki was eventually arrested. It may not be enough, but at least his wicked plan ended in failure.
7 – Squealer/Yakomaru (Shinsekai Yori)
Squealer (also known as Yakomaru) is a villain like no other. At first, he was actually an ally to the protagonists. It turns out he was just waiting for the right moment to dethrone the gods.
He broke the mind of his own queen and left her alive despite all the suffering she was experiencing. He saved her two children but later betrayed them. He rose to power thanks to their idiocy. He massacred countless humans and queerats. Finally, he pushed for the plan to eradicate humanity from the face of the planet.
Squealer’s goal may have been well-intentioned and justified, but his methods weren’t. In the end, he got a severe punishment that was worse than death!
6 – Kyuubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
If you were given the chance to grant any of your wishes in exchange for being a magical girl, would you accept? This is the proposition Kyuubey has for you. You would probably accept his offer. But Kyuubey has a hidden agenda—a selfish agenda that can only bring suffering.
To many people, this character is wicked. His goal is to save the universe from entropy. Kyuubey will accomplish this endeavor with the most efficient and logical method. He has no remorse if his methods cause suffering as long as the goal is met. He lacks honor as he is a kind of trickster. Kyuubey is certainly not the cute critter he seems to be.
5 – Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
Sosuke Aizen is one cool villain, so how could anyone hate him? Well, he’s as coldhearted as he is cool. Remember the time when he was still wearing his glasses and was walking around like some good samaritan? It was all a lie! He is one of the most evil villains in the series.
He’s powerful but he doesn’t do the dirty work himself. He manipulates and deceives others to do his bidding. He could have been a really admirable villain. Instead, he chose to sit back, hold down his powers, and let others do his evil acts. Most of the time.
4 – Makoto Itou (School Days)
If you’ve watched School Days, then I know that you’ve been scarred for life. After all, the final episode was one of the most horrifying in anime history. And the main culprit behind it all was Makoto Itou!
Makoto is a very divisive figure. Some believed he was horrible and deserved to die. He had everything in his life but craved for more. He was greedy, a liar, a coward, and a cheater. His womanizing caused a lot of suffering and devastation. In regards to his unceremonious death, I felt he had it coming!
3 – Naraku (Inuyasha)
Every time one hears the name of Naraku, an uncontrollable rage from within inexplicably materializes. It’s because Naraku is a big coward! Throughout the series, he just runs around and hides behind all sorts of barriers. It is sad that someone so powerful is such a wimp. He’s also good at manipulating people and breaking relationships.
You would never want to mess with Naraku. He’ll turn everyone against you. Then, he’ll hide and watch you suffer. He is easily one of the more despicable villains out there.
2 – Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to refer to Envy as it. The gender of this character is an absolute mystery! But that’s not the subject matter here. We’re here to talk about why Envy is hated.
The sin of envy is an ugly thing. This is the main trait this character possesses. And it has envy towards humanity! It killed a child just to start a senseless war. Envy is a manipulator and a malicious trickster. It will go to the lowest depths just to achieve its goals.
1 – Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
I’m sure the number one pick won't surprise you. Here is undoubtedly the most hated anime character ever, Shou Tucker!
He may be just a minor character in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but what he did was utterly unforgivable. He turned his own daughter and their pet dog into a chimera. Yes, he combined them, and left them to suffer with no way to change back. It was such a horrific, immoral, and abhorrent act! This wasn't even the first time he did this. He performed the same procedure to his wife years before.
Just look at that face. I know you want to punch him and smash his glasses through his face. I’m sure many people hate him so much that they wished for him to suffer a fate worse than death. Unfortunately, he died swiftly. At least he got to receive the number one spot here.
alihamza on September 03, 2020:
sakura should also make the list
oyaoya11037 on August 28, 2020:
mineta or haiji?
John on August 02, 2020:
WHERE IS DANZOOO?!
Vegeto on August 01, 2020:
HailSeiko on July 25, 2020:
Where Mineta at?!
Ggggggg on July 19, 2020:
Where is Akainu
Nobody on July 16, 2020:
where is myne from rising of the shield hero
Peter Rabbit on July 13, 2020:
Dude, it really grinds my gears that Shinji Ikari is widely hated, but no one bats an eye about Gendo Ikari, his @$$hole father who left him without a proper tutor, gave no support during his childhood, manipulated everyone inside NERV, only to obliterate human individuality. Ate least he got decapitated by the EVA-01 (a.k.a Shinji's mom) as a punishment for being such a douche.
kk on July 07, 2020:
i am surprised to see that rachel is not here,pretty sure that she would be by the end of first season
Kuronuma on June 26, 2020:
The anime character that i really hate is Ais from danmachi because she's not perfect with Bell, Yaoyorozu from bnha because i hate the ship todomomo, and sakura from naruto because she's not perfect with sasuke:0 and toko from danganronpa because she's just imperfect with byakuya:O
otaku_sama on June 23, 2020:
sosuke aizen is just a bad guy he doesnt deserve to be the fifth but Seryu Ubiquitous should be the first or the the girl with pink hair from the rising of the shield hero i dont remember her name but i remember what she have done she deserves to be the first in my opinion
dds on June 11, 2020:
chi chi is the main villain
CosmicBurp on June 01, 2020:
Chi-Chi from Dragonball Z should be #1
bring justice to envy on May 28, 2020:
wait why is envy there? :0 I’m confused, he’s/they’re literally my favourite anime villain. i never knew people hated him irl..? he was a well written villain, and that’s his purpose.
MissRedScarlett on May 19, 2020:
I think Aizen didn't deserve to be in this list. I mean he is the main antagonist in the Bleach series and one of the best villains in anime
NoName on May 15, 2020:
Where is mineta and sakura?
Evolution954 on May 05, 2020:
Good list, but Makoto shishio from Rurouni Kenshin should be on here
Doomsayer on April 29, 2020:
Kicks Sakura onto the list
Drageonfire on April 01, 2020:
*Slowly pushes Mineta (Boku no Hero Academia) on the list with a stick cause I am NOT touching him*
TheWillOfABeast on March 21, 2020:
0. Issei from HighSchool DxD
I only watched the first episode, and that's it. All he talks about are women's breasts. And, i'm not having any of that. It irritates the hell out of me that he makes that stupid, perverted face, and minus Koneko's punches, doesn't get scolded for it. His urges suck like his whole character in general. He is not worthy of having girls like them. With the continuous yelling of "I'm gonna be the Harem King". . . I respect other's goals:
Goku: To become stronger to fight strong opponents, and protect his loved ones.
Luffy: To become King of the Pirates
Ichigo: To protect those, as to not suffer the way he did.
Issei says the most dumbest things: "I'm glad that I could protect President's breasts.", "Rias's Virginity belongs to me!"
Get the hell out of here man, your not fooling me with that pathetic "Nice Guy" act. Characters that fight for their friends, and don't have stupid power ups (Issei touching breasts) deserve to have girls like them. Goku, Naruto, Natsu, Ichigo, or even Luffy.
Sure Goku, and Luffy are innocent and probably don't know what a harem is but, that doesn't mean that they don't deserve one. I'll take innocence, and lack of intelligence over continuous, perverted douchebag-ery anyday.
Tylo Senpai on March 10, 2020:
0.Myne from Shield Hero
Big liar who framed an innocent man and used her title to abuse him
-1.World Nobles from One Piece
Like Myne, but act like they're actually Gods who kill anyone displeasing them, and WEAK, they rarely go to kill anyone with their hands in a fair fight.
-2.Michael Jackson/Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer
Careless self proclaimed God who will do absolutely everything to reach his goals, he doesn't even care about making some people destroyed their own family, he's also an incredibly abusive superior who will kill anyone who defy him or merely complaining, the title really should say "Muzan Slayer".
z1 on February 27, 2020:
where is sakura
guts on February 19, 2020:
GRIFFITH. He raped casca, betrayed the band of the hawk and fed them to demons! HE CAUSED CASCA TO REGRESS AND TURNED GUTS INTO A COLD UNTRUSTING MAN AND HE IS NOWHERE ON THIS LIST!!!!!!
WHERE IS THE CULTURE!!!
gяιммʝσω on February 16, 2020:
Seriously why Sosuke Aizen is even in this list....The Mastermind of the Bleach....If u hate Aizen,then u must Hate Light Yagami (Death Note)....Best character of whole series....Aizen
Misaki on February 08, 2020:
I think Yuki from Vampire Knight. She's such a despicable person, and the fact that she gets away scotfree makes it worse for me. She strings two guys along, betrays both of them, one of which happens to be related to her and the other is her adopted brother, then has both of their children. Yes, she's pretty, and I've heard so many people say that's why they like her, but she's awful.
SwishLuffy on January 20, 2020:
The hell, where is Yona of akatsuki no yona. If you havent read manga, dont come at my comment.
ICHIGO SUCKS on November 21, 2019:
wheres ICHIGO AT??????? from Darling in the franXX
NJ on August 06, 2019:
i hate makoto he must be at no.1 on list
BABYSHARK DODODO ;-; on June 10, 2019:
Me: *Sees title*
Me: MOKOTO ITOU BETTER BE ON THIS FRICKIN LIST AT #1!
Also me: Oh wait... I was happier with him after his death. Carry on!
IkkiNartanto on May 12, 2019:
"Just look at that face. I know you want to punch him and smash his glasses through his face." I trully Understand that Feelings lol
Yeffguda on April 13, 2019:
Myne bursts up this list now (shield hero)
John Bartosiak on December 25, 2018:
No Louise from Familiar of Zero?!
Dapper_Otaku on June 14, 2018:
Awwww Aizen is awesome tho except the fact he killed Gin
Cameil Garuu on May 16, 2018:
I despise Mokoto Itou he's a scrub, bastard, and coward who has serious problems I mean I wish I could dump him in a tank full of Ice cold water and watch him feeze then take him out while he's almost dead and burn him alive watching him suffer such an enjoyable sight to see am I right?
Eman Gensan on February 17, 2018:
where is Nate River?
Jeremy Gill from Louisiana on July 10, 2017:
Nice list! I'd say Aizen seems more loved by fans that hated, and many revile Sakura from Naruto for being "useless" in fights.
I'm with ya on Shinji from Evangelion; he was a kid thrown into war, and some whining and angst is only natural.
N B Yomi from Dallas, TX on June 30, 2017:
*Sees Makoto Itou at number 4* Makoto's number four? WHO IS WORST THAN THIS IRREDEEMABLE PIECE OF SH---*Sees Naraku at number 3* Oh... Never mind...
*Sees Envy at number 2* Awe, who could hate Envy? *Remembers how Envy killed Maes Hughes and gloated to Roy about it* Nevermind, it deserves to be on this list.
*Sees Shou Tucker at number 1* AND THEN THERE'S THIS @$$HOLE! Seriously he got off easy with how Scar killed him...
Hunter X Hunter 2011 on June 28, 2017:
I utterly loathe these characters, and yes I think Akane Minagawa should be on this list.
Joween from Davao City on June 28, 2017:
@Cheeky Kid even since I watched that, I can now relate to the memes on 9gag. I had it coming though. Most girls with braids, die. Argh!
Cheeky Kid (author) from Milky Way on June 28, 2017:
@joween18 oh, I haven't watched Scum's Wish yet. I will soon. I don't know, but I still hate Shou Tucker the most.
Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on June 28, 2017:
Pretty good selection here!
Joween from Davao City on June 28, 2017:
So, basically if you had this list sorted, the most hated character, in my opinion, should be Makoto Itou from School Days. He's a total scum.
But bro, you totally forgot Akane Minagawa from Kuzu no Honkai (Scum's Wish). She's a total wrecker and a slut. Hehe