The history of anime is rich with various characters and it is much more diverse and fantastic than traditional Western animation. Among these numerous characters, some of them have been pure protagonists, while others have been more bad than good. Not all of these bad boys are pure antagonists, sometimes they’re anti-heroes, while at other times, they just give off the bad boy vibe while not being bad at all. Be that as it may, we at Fiction Horizon have decided to bring you a list of the 25 hottest anime bad boys you absolutely need to see. Enjoy!
25. Haru Yoshida
Franchise: My Little Monster
He is a high school student who sits next to Shizuku in class. Despite being a troublemaker, he is a passionate boy who helps others and has an excellent talent for hitting high notes with virtually no effort. His aptitude for studying is such that in chapter 5 he himself confesses that when he missed the three years of high school he was so bored that he studied all the content of middle and high school learning everything.
He doesn’t like going to school because most people see him as a threat and are afraid of him, making him feel unable to make any real friends. After meeting Shizuku, he takes her in as her first true friend and begins attending school, falling in love with her in the process. He also keeps company with a rooster named Nagoya and takes him to school every day, despite the teacher’s disapproval of him.
24. Izaya Orihara
A mischievous young man who sells information according to his convenience and acts as the main antagonist of the series. Izaya has the look and expression of someone who is very cunning and confident. He claims to love humanity and greatly enjoys putting people in miserable or chaotic situations in order to observe his reactions.
23. Naofumi Iwatani
Franchise: The Rising of the Shield Hero
He is the Hero of the Shield and the protagonist. He was a successful otaku student in college before being summoned to Melromarc when he was reading the story of the four legendary heroes. Initially an open-minded and enthusiastic person with his situation, his personality changed drastically due to Myne’s false accusation of rape; he became dark, cynical, and full of anger and resentment, as he started seeing his hero duty as a burden, despite this, he remains a generally nice person.
He experiences a slow start due to the incident and discrimination from the king and citizens of Melromarc, causing his level to be lower than the other heroes; As the story progresses he develops many abilities and shields that allow him to even outshine others. Of the four, he is the only one who has learned the written language with Raphtalia’s help; Because he has no crown funds or guild jobs, he must turn to trade to survive, creating medicine through recipes, gathering materials for crafts, or taking on odd jobs.
22. Shou Hayabusa/8823
Franchise: Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
A second-year delinquent who is regarded as a role model by other delinquents. He is handsome and intelligent, and, unlike other criminals, he respects honor. He manages to drag Sakamoto into a duel with him but is ultimately defeated by Sakamoto. He is currently an ally of Sakamoto after Fukase damaged his nose line during the culture festival for refusing to give information about Sakamoto.
It is revealed that he is his older brother and despite his thug attitude, he cares a lot about his younger siblings and his estranged father. Hayabusa was the last person to say goodbye to Sakamoto before he left for the United States although he suspected his reason for leaving was a lie, despite Sakamoto denying it as such. 8823’s origin is unknown, but his real name seems to be “Shou”.
21. Senku Ishigami
The main protagonist of the series. He is highly intelligent and excels in many scientific fields, with a particular love for astronomy and space exploration. After waking up in the “Stone World”, he sets out to try to revive humanity by reinventing the technology they lost and discovering a “cure” for petrification. Although somewhat arrogant, he is actually very noble and generous, seeing science as a way to uplift all men and having unwavering faith in his friends.
Alucard is one of the first vampires to exist, if not the first. Usually dressed in a rather dilapidated costume, probably dating from the 19th century and his famous bright red coat and hat, Alucard has long black hair and sports a pair of yellow-tinted glasses.
However, depending on whether he has lifted the seals (barriers intended to limit the use of his abilities) or not, his appearance changes. He then finds himself with longer hair escaping down to his lower back and sometimes swaps his eternal coat for a black leather jumpsuit covered with buttons, holding more of the straitjacket than the hero costume.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Vegeta is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared on December 19, 1988 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, searching for wish-fulfilling Dragon Balls to gain immortality. Alongside Goku, Gohan, Bulma, Krillin, and Piccolo, he is one of the characters that received the most development.
His character evolves from villain to anti-hero and becomes a hero over the course of the series. He is one of the most popular characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, and his first confrontation with Goku is considered one of the most iconic battles in manga and anime.
Franchise: One Piece
Sir Crocodile is the main antagonist of the Alabasta arc and has appeared as the main antagonist of the eighth film as well.
He has very high self-esteem and believes very much in his own strength, which always leads him to treat anyone from top to bottom; he hardly loses his temper and always shows great intelligence and attention in every aspect of his plans, making sure that they can be successful even if they do not go as he had foreseen.
Crocodile has ingested the Rogia Sand Sand fruit, which allows it to turn into sand and make itself intangible to anything but liquids; the fruit also allows it to create storms and blades of sand and to dry up everything it touches by absorbing the liquid part.
Instead of his left hand, Crocodile has a large golden hook that hides a powerful poison capable of causing the opponent to suffer heart failure. Before joining the Fleet of Seven, a bounty of 81 million Berries hung on his head.
17. Lelouch Lamperouge
Franchise: Code Geass
Lelouch is the son of the 98th British Emperor Charles zi Britannia and Empress Marianne. After the death of his mother, he was sold to Japan along with his sister Nunnally. It was there that he first met Suzaku, who over time became his best friend. When Japan was finally occupied by Britain and renamed Area 11, he vowed to overthrow his father and create a peaceful world for Nunnally. He officially died with his sister in the invasion of Britain, but he is protected by the Ashford family, who have already supported his mother, Marianne.
16. Shinsuke Takasugi
Takasugi Shinsuke is the leader of the extremist faction of Joui known as Kiheitai and the main antagonist of the series before Utsuro’s appearance. Born into a samurai family, he was forced to leave the academy he attended due to his violent and arrogant attitude, which put him in collision with the other students of the school and with his own family.
Later he was approached by the mysterious master Shouyou, who convinced him to enter his school for samurai: the Shouka Sonjuku. Here he met Sakata Gintoki, with whom he developed a friendship / rivalry as Gin was the only one among all the students to be able to stand up to him in sword training.
After Master Shouyou was taken away, Shinsuke joined the Joui army along with his fellow Shouka Sonjuku, becoming the commander of the division known as Kiheitai, the most ferocious and fearsome of the units of the rebel army, in which he served as a technician of the armaments also Saburou Gengai the son of Gengai.
After Shouyo’s death and the end of the war, Shinsuke founded an extremist terrorist organization which he gave the same name as his old unit. Unlike Katsura, who only wants to destroy Bakufu to reform the country according to the values of the Samurai, Shinsuke is driven solely by destructive reasons as it is not enough for him to eliminate the government but he wants to destroy the entire country.
15. Yasutora Sado
Yasutora Sado (inspired by wrestler Shad Gaspard), or Chad, as everyone calls him, is a low-talker high school student. Just like Orihime, he will develop a power alongside Ichigo via the Hogyôku hidden in Rukia’s body. He was born in Okinawa, Japan but lived in Mexico with his “abuelo” Oscar Joaquin De La Rosa (his grandfather).
His parents were certainly killed by a Hollow (he’s a Fullbringer); his father was Japanese (his name Sado) and his mother was Mexican (daughter of Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa). Yasutora is very tall (1.97m) and looks much older than his age.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
He was born a year before the arrival of the C-19 and C-20 cyborgs. Throughout this part of the story, he only appears in the arms of his mother Bulma. We find him a few years later, as a child, when the Tenkaichi Budokai is organized. He participates in the junior category, with his friend Son Goten, and he beats the latter in the final.
Disappointed at not being able to participate in the adult tournament because of his young age, he usurps the place of Mighty Mask, a masked fighter whose uniform he dons with Goten. And under this guise, Trunks and Goten face off against C-18 together before being unmasked and disqualified. Subsequently, after Boo’s appearance, Trunks learns to merge with Goten in order to take on the monster.
13. Shōto Todoroki
Franchise: My Hero Academia
A classmate of the protagonists and one of the four recommended students. His Quirk, called Half-Cold Half-Hot, allows him to generate fire from the left side of his body and ice from the right side.
To make the most of his powers he must alternate the two sides: if he uses only the cold side he risks incurring frostbite, vice versa the exclusive use of the hot side could cause him burns. He can create real mountains of ice out of thin air and produce extremely hot flames, and if he chooses to use both sides he becomes very dangerous; with training, he learns to use both sides of him at the same time.
Despite his abilities, he cannot give complex shapes to the ice he produces. He is considered the strongest student in the class, strength shown during the Sports Festival (despite the fact that he finished second, losing to Bakugo). He is the son of Endeavor, considered the best hero after All Might.
12. Itachi Uchiha
He is a former ninja from Leaf Village and the partner of Kisame Hoshigaki. Despite having spent his early youth as the wunderkind of the Uchiha Clan, Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. He is initially described as solely responsible for the murder of his entire clan and his family, avoiding only his brother, Sasuke Uchiha, with the explanation that he was testing his abilities.
Around the time of his death, his villain role is minimized; Not only is it revealed that he offers help to Obito Uchiha to kill the clan, but it was all a plan created by the leaders of Konoha to control the coup that the Uchiha Clan was planning, being him the one who was entrusted with that mission. and to be affected by being classified as a criminal and a traitor.
Kawaki is a Genin affiliated with Konohagakure. He is a mysterious young man and the key to fulfilling the greatest wish of the Kara organization.
Although most of his abilities are unknown, Kawaki is a highly-skilled fighter, as he was able to blow Garō’s jaw off and defeat a large number of Autonomous Puppets. He is confident enough in his abilities to believe that he can defeat Garō, even in his weakened state, easily killing him after activating his Karma.
Being recognized by Delta, Kawaki produced an explosion strong enough to have finished off Team Konohamaru. He is able to produce a shock wave from his body with enough force to create a large crater below him.
Franchise: One Piece
“Red-Haired” Shanks, commonly known only as “Red Hair”, is the leader of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors who rule over the New World. He is one of the most powerful characters in the series and a fan-favorite One Piece characters despite his relatively minor role in the storey so far.
Shanks is a former member of the legendary Roger Pirates, the only pirate band to successfully conquer the Grand Line. He began his pirate career in this crew as an apprentice alongside Buggy, before forming his own crew after Gol D. Roger’s death.
Shanks is the pirate who inspired Monkey D. Luffy to embark on his own pirate journey. His crewmate Lucky Roux found the Gomu Gomu no Mi, which was accidentally eaten by Luffy. He also owned the Straw Hat that has become Luffy’s trademark. He had given it to the boy as part of a promise that they would meet again one day.
9. Sebastian Michaelis
Franchise: Black Butler
He is one of the protagonists of the story, the extravagant and refined butler of the Phantomhive family. Being a demon he possesses superhuman abilities, as mentioned in the first chapters of the story, although as a butler, his duty is to serve and loyally follow Ciel due to the contract he made with him. He accompanies Ciel in the cases that the Queen entrusts to him and is willing to do everything possible to obey them. Sebastian carries in his left hand the symbol of the contract -said symbol is identical to the one that Ciel carries in his right eye.
His verbal language is very sophisticated, and he uses it to describe his service as House Phantomhive’s butler. He has a great fondness for cats. According to him, despite having lived so long, he still can’t learn to read his feelings. He considers them “fluffy” and points out that “they don’t complain about unimportant things”. In turn, he hates dogs due to their loyalty to their masters.
8. 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 (CCG の 死神, Shīshījī no Shinigami), 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.
7. Roronoa Zoro
Franchise: One Piece
Zoro is a serious and cold-looking character. He has a sometimes thoughtful but excessive temperament (see Arc of Alabasta). The creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda compares him to a shark or a demon. Yet his reactions are often comical or exaggerated. During sea crossings, we see him either training or taking a nap or sleeping, which in the latter case often means he is awakened quite brutally.
Like Nami, he has great resistance to alcohol and we never see him drunk. He has no sense of direction and has an adversarial and competitive relationship with Sanji, the ship’s cook, with whom he constantly argues, including and especially in the midst of battle. However, as fighters, they regularly demonstrate mutual respect. His relationship with Nami is also not very good as he does not appreciate her greed and she has moreover managed to trap him in Wiskey Peak.
However, with Nico Robin, they are the least malleable members of the crew. When fighting, Zoro always remains serious, focused, and focused on winning. His way of approaching the fights therefore strongly contrasts with that of Luffy or Usopp, he fought with Luffy but they still have not been decided.
6. Eren Yeager
Eren is a member of the Survey Corps and the main protagonist of the series. He lived in Shiganshina District with his parents and Mikasa until Wall Maria fell. During the incident, Eren helplessly watched as his mother was devoured by a smiling Titan. This event aroused in Eren an intense hatred towards the Titans, to the point of desiring their total extermination.
As the story goes, Eren holds three of the Nine Titans. From his father, Eren inherited the Attack Titan and the Founding Titan. After devouring Lara during the Battle of Revelio, he also acquired the War Hammer Titan. After the battle of Revelio, he and his half-brother will make a plan to be able to obtain the power of the Founding Titan, but Eren will betray his brother and decides to go his own way, which is to eradicate all the nations of the world to protect his native island.
However, he will have his head cut off by Mikasa after exchanging a tender kiss. Following Eren’s death, the people of Ymir were freed from their curse and the power of the titans disappeared forever.
5. Shinya Kōgami
A 28-year-old Enforcer, he was previously an inspector until his crime rate increased during an investigation. When Sasayama, the executor acting under his orders and investigating the brain of the investigation was killed, he devoted too much to finding the culprit so the Sibyl system demoted him as Enforcer of Division 1.
During the series, he discovers that the indirect responsibility for the death of Sasayama lies with Shōgo Makishima; he then does everything in his power to capture, then kill him. He succeded, and then went into exile before returning to work for the government alongside Ginoza, but in another capacity and function.
4. Shōgo Makishima
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.
3. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke is able to understand and practice ninja techniques with ease. In addition, being a member of his clan, he is the possessor of a line of succession technique known as the Sharingan, which provides him with a wide variety of advantages in battle.
After the death of Itachi, Sasuke develops the Mangekyō Sharingan, an evolved form of the Sharingan with which he can perform techniques of a higher level, such as the Amaterasu, which consists of generating powerful black flames that consume everything in their path.
He also uses the Tsukuyomi, a powerful illusory jutsu, as well as the Susano’o, a large skeletal creature that progressively becomes a flaming warrior that protects its summoner and fights for him. Before he escapes from the village, his sensei, Kakashi Hatake, teaches him Chidori, a technique that consists of a series of chakra rays accumulating in the hand.
2. Sōsuke Aizen
The former 5th Division captain, Sōsuke Aizen is a man of calm and serene appearance, despite his level of power. He would later prove to be a traitor to Soul Society (along with Tōsen and Ichimaru). He is the instigator of the plot to bring down Soul Society.
In order to recover the Hōgyoku (Pearl of Destruction), created and hidden in Rukia Kuchiki’s body by Kisuke Urahara, he organizes the execution of Rukia, which creates unrest in the Seireitei; he then pretends to be dead with the help of his zanpakutō which possesses hypnotic powers, in order to be able to act discreetly.
1. 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.