20 Deadliest Anime Killers of All Time (Ranked)

20 Deadliest Anime Killers of All Time (Ranked)

Most major anime titles have bad guys and deaths in them. This is a fact, unless you prefer romantic comedies and/or slice of life works. Any serious shonen or seinen anime is going to have a big bad who is, usually, a killer at the same time. Some of them are serial murderers, some of them are just regular murderers with a high body count, and so forth. In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the 20 deadliest anime killers; the list is not going to be made based on their body count, but rather on the general impression that these murderous characters give out.

20. Yakumo Ōmori (Jason)

Tokyo Yamori27s mask

Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

Yamori is a very powerful and bloodthirsty ghoul with a scaly-type kagune: nicknamed the Jason of the 13th, he is the most powerful ghoul in the 13th district of the capital. He is sadly famous for committing butchery by massacring his opponents during his clashes. Her love for torture stems from her trauma at the ghoul prison, where a psychopathic inspector tortured her for fun.

After capturing Kaneki, he uses it as a torture toy and takes advantage of its regenerative ability. He is the cause of Ken Kaneki’s psychological change. After being defeated by Kaneki who devoured his kagune, this one leaves him to agonize and Yamori will be finished later by Suzuya. He was also the leader of the White Suit Gang. He is named “Jason” because of his cruelty and his hockey mask, a reference to Jason Voorhees in the movie Friday the 13th.

19. Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti

Petelgeuse Romanee Conti

Franchise: Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World

The first Bishop of Sin introduced in history. His power allows him to create and then manipulate arms that only Subaru can see. He also seems to be able to reincarnate in one of his “Phalanges”, his subordinates, or even take possession of Subaru’s body. With an exacerbated fanaticism, psychologically unstable and unpredictable, his gestures are disarticulated and he has the morbid impulse to mutilate himself during his crises of acute madness, sometimes accompanied by bleeding eyes.

18. Ladd Russo

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Franchise: Baccano!

Nephew of the godfather of the eponymous mafia family. His only goal in life is to kill as much as possible and as bloodlessly as possible. He particularly appreciates that his victim “imagined that she could beat me”. In short, he’s a real psychopath, and even his uncle doesn’t trust him. With his men, he reigns terror aboard the “Flying Pussyfoot” by massacring all of Chane’s men.

He also “kills” Czeslaw Meyer, unaware that blasting the young boy’s head into a thousand pieces actually has no effect. On the other hand, he is furious that an unidentified man (Claire Stanfield in fact) allows himself to eliminate his men. He confronts Chane on the roof, and is very impressed by the speed and control of the young woman.

Excited by this fight, he is unhappy with the irruption of Stanfield, and undertakes to get rid of the intruder without delay. But, to his immense surprise, he falls for the first time in his life on someone stronger than him, and is propelled out of the train. He loses an arm in the operation, which only inspires him with a demented laugh.

17. Muzan Kibutsuji

Muzan is pissed of

Franchise: Demon Slayer

It is revealed later in the series that Muzan was getting slower and slower, due to the effects of the aging medicine provided by Tamayo, which sped up his age massively. Despite everything, he was able to subdue the Hashira that faced him, as well as Tanjiro who was just learning to use the Sun Breathing style.

His strength, speed, endurance, and regeneration capacity are superior to any conventional demon, also adding his exclusive amount of unique abilities you have; below is a list of his powers.

16. Retsu Unohana (Yachiru Unohana)


Franchise: Bleach

Retsu Unohana was the captain of Division 4, one of the founding members of the Gotei 13, and the first Kenpachi, a title given to the captains of Squad 11. Before becoming a captain, Unohana was once regarded as the criminal more diabolical to the grace of Soul Society, being notorious for her sadistic bloodlust for battle.

She invented the “art of killing” and gave herself the name Yachiru Unohana. She had mastered all sorts of fighting arts. Unohana was desperate to find opponents who can give her satisfactory challenges until she fought Kenpachi, whom she regards as stronger than her after being able to give him a scar on his chest.

However, for unknown reasons, after becoming the captain of Division 4, Unohana became a soft-spoken woman who never showed discomfort even in the most dangerous situations and when they try demanding situations, she usually responded with thought. sharp-minded.

15. Rize Kamishiro

Rize Kamishiro

Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

Rize Kamishiro is a scaly type ghoul, also called “The Glutton” for her appetite. She is from the 11th but moved to the 20th six months before her death. At the start of the series, she attacks Ken Kaneki, a student in love with her whom she manipulates to be able to devour him. During the attack, beams fall on her and kill her.

His organs are transplanted onto Ken Kaneki, which transforms him into a half-man, half-ghoul. Rize Kamishiro is a powerful, formidable and particularly sadistic ghoul, who takes pleasure in using her charms to trap prey and look down on others.

14. Kenpachi Zaraki


Franchise: Bleach

Kenpachi Zaraki is a tall shinigami with disproportionate and demonic power. Kenpachi Zaraki is the only shinigami to become captain of his division without knowing the name of his Zanpakutō or passing the shinigami entrance exams. He arrived at this post by killing the former captain of the Kenpachi Kiganjō division in front of 200 witnesses.

Maki Ichinose (see Bounts arc) was then a shinigami of the Eleventh Division. Unable to recognize Kenpachi as a captain, he went into exile. Kenpachi is affectionately nicknamed “Keni” by his Vice-Captain Yachiru, the only one who can speak “normally” to him.

He was already strong in his childhood, having killed thousands of people and even managed to defeat Yachiru Unohana, an extremely powerful criminal who would later become the benevolent Retsu Unohana, captain of the 4th Division.

13. Clementine


Franchise: Overlord

An underground warrior from Zuranon and a former member of the Black Scripture, the strongest of the Slane Theocracy. A psychopath obsessed with causing pain and death, her armor is made from the medals she has taken from the adventurers she has killed. She was the partner of a necromancer named Khajiit, whose goal is to turn E-Rantel into a city of the undead. Clementine’s plans are foiled by Ainz, who easily crushes her body with a hug called (Dance of Death).

12. Kishō Arima


Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

Protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul: JACK, Arima is the ultimate CCG investigator, the living legend, he is the most powerful of all CCG inspectors. He is recognizable by his glasses, his white hair (blue when he was a teenager) and his not very expressive temperament.

Rarely showing his emotions, he remains polite and quite smiling with his colleagues. In the face of ghouls, Arima has no compassion and eliminates them without further ado. He marked the entire history of the CCG with his unparalleled power.

Nicknamed the Angel of Death, his skills in combat and during investigations have led many inspectors, like Kōtaro Amon, to admire him. However, there are many people who are jealous of Armia’s power in battle; the older inspectors realized their own inferiority to Arima.

11. Frieza

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Franchise: Dragon Ball

Frieza and his family are in the planet trade by wiping out a planet’s population and selling the planet on. The demand for planets eventually becomes so great that Freeza subdues the Saiyans and lets them conquer planets for him. This goes well for a long time, but the Saiyans are getting stronger with their increasing experience in battle, closer to Freeza’s elite troops in strength.

The king of the Saiyans, King Vegeta, rebels and attacks Freeza, but in vain, his attempt proves fatal. The king’s son, Prince Vegeta, will work for Freeza. Freeza begins to fear that one day a Saiyan will rise up to defeat him, so he decides to destroy the planet Vegeta. Only four Saiyans escape this fate; Son Goku, Raditz, Vegeta and Nappa. However, it is later revealed that there were more surviving Saiyans; Tullece, Paragus, Broly and Tarble.

10. Beatrice

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Appears in: Umineko no Naku Koro ni

The Witch of Gold and Infinity, Beatrice is a witch who would have lived over a thousand years, and who is said to often appear in a cloud of golden butterflies. She would have the power to summon the 72 demons described in the Ars Goetia of the Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis as servants.

It is also said that humans can invoke it to fulfill their wishes in exchange for compensation. She ended up losing much of her powers and found herself stranded on Rokkenjima Island after meeting Kinzo who demanded the equivalent of 10 tons of gold.

9. Orochimaru


Franchise: Naruto

Orochimaru possesses a complex personality; however, he was most often described as “twisted” by a large number of people, including Tsunade. Jiraiya speculated that the death of his parents when he was young, along with the horror he felt when Tsunade lost Nawaki and the tears she later shed when she lost Dan, imply that Orochimaru began to despise the fragility of human life and how it affected those still living, which led him to desire immortality.

To this end, the primary purpose of Orochimaru’s human experiments was to test what modifications the human body could sustain and to harness a subject’s unique abilities for themselves. Once this goal was achieved, Orochimaru hoped to be worthy of the title of “ultimate being”, unable to die and able to achieve his secondary goal of learning all the ninja techniques in the world, which would normally take him several lives.

8. Hollywood (Ruri Hijiribe)

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Franchise: Durarara!!

Ruri is a famous singer and a great idol in the masses. But in reality, she is the serial killer known as Hollywood and she attacks disguised as anything. She is attacked by Shizuo but saved by Kasuka. After spending time with him, they end up dating.

7. Barry the Copper (Number 66)


Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist

Number 66 is, along with Number 48, the caretaker of the Fifth Research Laboratory. In reality, Number 66 is only his death row number having been chosen as a guinea pig for certain experiments. His true identity is that of a serial killer known as Barry the Chopper. Much like Alphonse Elric, he has no body and his soul is attached to armor.

While fighting the latter, Number 66 will discover that Al does not have a body as well, which will greatly surprise him and even lead him to believe that Al is one of his “colleagues”. Unlike Number 48, he will have a longer life since he manages to escape while the Fifth Laboratory is collapsing, he also gives up going back to see his “employers” since they would surely kill him.

We find him while he is trying to attack Lieutenant Hawkeye, but it is she who will have the upper hand and he will later call her “boss” and fall in love with her. He will then be placed under the supervision of Chief Warrant Officer Falman but he will flee to help Second Lieutenant Ross to escape from the prison of Central-City, he will also serve as an intermediary between Colonel Mustang and Lin Yao to get her out of the country.

Discovering that his body is still alive, he will seek to kill him, something that excites him just as much if not more than the time he killed his wife. 66 will be cut into slices by Lust and it is his own body that will kill him by erasing the seal that fixed his soul to the armor. They thus die together, liberated.

6. Shōgo Makishima

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Franchise: Psycho-Pass

The main antagonist of the first season, he is a humanist, endowed with a great literary culture as well as a unique charisma, he charms and pushes people to crimes. Considered “criminally asymptomatic”: he cannot be properly assessed by a Dominator, even though he commits horrible crimes.

At the start of the series, he is content to support individuals wishing to be able to commit crimes, in order to help them hide from Sybil.

Then he works to unravel the secret of the Sibyl system and overthrow it. After inventing a helmet copying the Psycho-Pass of a “normal” close person, and thus masking that of the wearer, and having flooded the city with it to create riots and anarchy, he left to invest the Ministry of Welfare. to try to overthrow the system.

Apprehended by Tsunemori and Kōgami, Sybil, through one of his representatives, offers him to join the system, which is composed only of spirits similar to his own.

5. Shion Sonozaki


Franchise: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Twin sister of Mion. Lives in the neighboring village of Okinomiya. She was banished by her grandmother who is also the oldest of the founding clan of Hinamizawa. Much more feminine than Mion, and despite her apparent gentleness, she knows how to demonstrate great determination, and even extreme cruelty. She does not hesitate to spill blood and go on a murderous madness to satisfy her own interests.

4. Vicious

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Franchise: Cowboy Bebop

Vicious, as the name suggests, is ruthless, bloodthirsty, skillful, and ambitious, able to do anything for power. He is a member of the Red Dragons criminal organization in Tharsis and is often compared to a poisonous snake.

According to the series and different guides, he was not always the monster he is but it was the betrayal of Spike, his friend, and of Julia, his beloved, that changed him. His favorite weapon is not a gun but a katana which he skillfully uses, even against guns.

He was a rifleman during the War on Titan and carried an automatic pistol at the time as well as when teamed up with Spike.

3. Johan Liebert

Johan Liebert in Monster anime

Franchise:  🢒M⊙NS†ER🢐

Johann Liebert is the monster, his past serves as the main plot of the manga. He is called monster, the new Hitler and the devil himself. Kenzō Tenma saves him after being shot in the head. He then considers the doctor as his father. He states that he has great love for his twin sister and is loyal to her. He lived his childhood in various places and families, and bore different names.

He is skilled, very intelligent and a great manipulator and deceiver. He is shown to be very kind and compassionate with children. His dream is to be the last man to survive in the world. As for the character of Tenma, Johann has some similarities with a character from an Osamu Tezuka manga. Indeed he shares some stories with the character Michio Yuki, such as being involved in a secret military experiment, both have the ability to manipulate people, and both want to cause the end of the world.

In the last episode, he is shot in the head again. Tenma manages to save his life again, but this time he goes into a coma and is then placed in a police hospital. The last scene shows his empty bed and an open window, suggesting that he escaped from the hospital.

2. Yuno Gasai

Yuno Gasai

Franchise: Future Diary

Yuno Gasai, known as “the Second” is Yukiteru’s classmate; an excellent pupil, and supposedly fiancée of Yukiteru, she does everything to protect him, even at the cost of her life, following him throughout the game. She wishes Yukiteru to win, but does not know how to control his reactions and hides heavy secrets.

Her Mirai Nikki, the “Diary of Love” is a cell phone that provides her with information about Yukiteru’s future ten minutes in advance.

1. Light Yagami

Light Yagami

Franchise: DEATH NOTE

The main character in the story, Light is a gifted high school student who judges today’s world to be corrupt and perverted. When he accidentally finds the Death Note abandoned by a death god (Ryuk), he decides to use it to exterminate all criminals under the name of Kira. His goal is to create a utopian world free from crime, where he can reign as a god. His sanity and humanity alter as the story progresses.