Throughout the rich history of anime, a lot of characters have appeared. Some were loved, some were completely ignored, but a lot of them were also hated, either from the very start or later, because of their roles in their respective stories. In this article, we are going to talk about the latter group, as we are going to bring you a ranked list of the 30 most hated characters in the history of anime.
30. Boruto Uzumaki
Descended from both of his powerful bloodlines, Boruto is a prodigy, considered capable of accomplishing anything he attempts in a remarkably short time. Having inherited his paternal grandfather’s genius and his father’s unpredictability, he achieved the highest mark in his class in the Genin Examinations, and is considered well above the rest of his generation.
As a genin, Boruto is considered an elite who excels in all areas of combat. His prowess proved crucial in defeating formidable opponents including Momoshiki, Urashiki, and members of Kara. His potential is also seen as a threat to the Ōtsutsuki clan.
Franchise: One Piece
Arlong is a fish-man, massive humanoid that is taller and stronger than any normal human. Arlong, however, is a very big one, even among fish-men. His power was said to be greater than Don Krieg, the strongest pirate in the East Blue.
As a Fish-Man, he is ten times stronger than an ordinary human and even stronger underwater. However, he appears to possess Super-Strength even by Fish-Man standards: he was seen raising a house with his bare hands in search of Usopp, and his powerful shark jaws are capable of bending metal, crushing stone, and ripping through the surface of meat.
He also has incredible resistance to pain: during his fight with Luffy, he knocked out many sets of his teeth, which quickly grew back, and put his broken nose back in its place without a wince. Arlong can also go into some kind of berserker mode when he gets angry. When this happens, his eyes take on an appearance similar to those of the Sea Kings. While he is in this state, both his strength and speed grow exponentially, making him much more dangerous than he already is.
28. Kabuto Yakushi
Kabuto’s loyalty and personality are difficult to define, indeed he can be honest and courteous as he can be very sadistic, he knows how to be helpful and show humor. He likes to play with the minds of his enemies, pushing them over the edge, revealing their deep weaknesses to use them later. He does not tolerate the disrespect Sasuke Uchiha shows for Orochimaru.
The Sannin himself also often had trouble guessing the thoughts and real intentions of his right arm, like when he asked him to kidnap Sasuke, suspecting him of wanting to kill him instead of kidnapping him. He tested him by suggesting that this was the best time if he wanted to betray him. However, despite his doubts, Orochimaru relied on Kabuto and found the idea of him not obeying his orders preposterous.
27. Marechiyo Ōmaeda
Marechiyo Ōmaeda is the Vice Captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13 and the Commander of the Guard Corps, Special Forces Detachment. He comes from a noble family of Soul Society, and has a rather haughty attitude, even sometimes a little too greedy. He loves picking his nose. He greatly admires his captain who scares him a little, however.
During the shikai, his zanpakutō takes the form of a flail (in the form of a spiked ball), which he releases by saying “Crush”. His abilities remain unknown until the Arrancar attack on the false Karakura, as he was defeated before he could even use them. His zanpakutō appears to be heavy enough to crush anyone attacked by it.
During the Battle of the Fake Karakura, he also shows that he is worthy of the 2nd Division, by performing a very fast shunpō. The special episodes depict him as a character convinced of his beauty and proud to belong to a wealthy family of high nobility.
26. Vinsmoke Judge
He is very famous globally since he is the head of Germa 66 and is, therefore, one of the greatest criminals and conquerors of North Blue. His reputation allows him to still be considered a king when Germa is no longer a kingdom and allows him to influence the mentions of the Primes since he ordered the mention “Only Alive” on the wanted poster of Sanji.
As king, he can take part in Reverie. He also has authority over Germa 66 being the ruler, giving him command of a very powerful military force. He defeated four Kings of North Blue, which further demonstrates his strength. These past positions and actions made Judge a household name in the underworld.
25. Medusa Gorgon
Franchise: Soul Eater
Medusa is a witch who prefers to use snakes as weapons. Consistently scheming, she aims to free Asura to use him in her own schemes. To do this, she infiltrates both Shibusen and ruthlessly abuses her child Chrona as a spy after her own cover as a school doctor is blown.
White Zetsu seems to be the calmest and the most composed, even slow in certain circumstances, which makes him look a little simple or even stupid (not to be taken seriously because White Zetsu knows how to be very intelligent and very observant as during fight between Sasuke and Itachi).
He also knew how to show initiative and a strategic spirit as during the summit of the kage where his brief appearance allowed him to spread his spores on all the protagonists of this assembly to allow Sasuke to escape, or at worst , to buy time by weakening his enemies while waiting for Tobi to arrive. White Zetsu presents a very childish and submissive character, being always humble.
Black Zetsu has a more complex personality than his white alter-ego. Black Zetsu is always very serious and is totally tyrannical towards White Zetsu, not hesitating to impose his choices when the two form a duo.
He even shows some very impatient sides to his personality like during the hunt for feudal lords where Black Zetsu attacked recklessly and literally “dashed” straight into a decoy and trapped lair; eye that the bodies in front of him (even standing and with their back to him) were trapped puppets from which he escaped, to them, and to the ninjas having spotted him when he rushed into a sound trap (very rude for a ninja such as Zetsu, proof once again of his overflowing impatience) very easily.
After this adventure, we could also see Black Zetsu’s pride when he was annoyed that we could have underestimated him like this.
23. Sakazuki / Akainu
Franchise: One Piece
Akainu, whose real name is Sakazuki, is initially one of the three Navy admirals and later Grand Admiral in place of Sengoku. Cold, impassive, authoritarian, and ruthless, he harbors a visceral hatred of pirates and other criminals and is the one who most embodies the principles of absolute justice.
His loyalty does not seem to be directed to the Government itself but to the Navy and its ideal of justice, infuriated when he learns that even the Five Stars of Wisdom have been manipulated by Donquixote Doflamingo through the orders of the Celestial Dragons, towards whom he doesn’t seem to have any particular respect.
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Embodying the sin of envy, he is one of the youngest among the homunculus with 175 years of existence. It usually comes in an androgynous form with long green / black hair. This does not mean much because he is a shapeshifter who adopts the appearance of anyone to his advantage (he cannot however change his weight, which remains considerable: the ground sinks several centimeters when ‘he stamps his foot and the metal bends under his weight).
Perhaps the most flamboyant of the homunculi, he reveled in the struggles between humans. It is he who, in the form of an officer of the Amestris army, kills an Ishbal maiden and starts the Ishbal war. Its true form (which is discovered when swallowed by Gluttony with Edward and Lin) is that of an 8-legged monstrous beast with a long reptilian tail, with a body and head formed from the desperate figures of the souls that form its philosopher’s stone. In this form, his left eye is multiple, with 8 pupils.
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.
Franchise: Gurren Lagann
Antispiral is at the same time the leader and the physical manifestation of the Anti-Spiral Consciousness, having sealed themselves off to free their race from Spiral power. Their advanced technology gives them god-like powers that appear as red energy when used.
With these abilities, they are able to manipulate the laws of physics and quantum mechanics (to the point of altering probability), which they regularly use both offensively and to intimidate. Antispiral is the arch-enemy of Lordgenome, who is responsible for Lordgenome’s madness after explaining to him the nature of the Spiral Nemesis). He is the main antagonist of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann series.
19. All For One
Franchise: My Hero Academia
All For One is Japan’s most powerful supervillain. Thanks to his Life Force Quirk, All For One is virtually immortal and has been active since the inception of Quirks. He has collected lots of Quirks with a huge range of applications and can combine them at will. This, along with his ability to steal all of his opponent’s quirks, makes defeating All For One nearly impossible.
The villain will use all means necessary to bless his opponent before killing him. Even in his prime, All For One effortlessly defeated powerful Pro Heroes, allowing himself to appear unequaled and unstoppable. The only people who can effectively counter the Symbol of Evil are the heirs of One For All, a Quirk All For One himself accidentally created, and the one Quirk he can’t steal.
All For One searched for all of the One For All users (except Hikage Shinomori) and easily killed them by overwhelming them with his barrage of quirks. However, All For One was unable to steal One For All or prevent the user from passing the course.
Still, All For One remained unchallenged until the rise of All Might. All Might had the strength to challenge All For One, and the two adversaries engaged in a bloody duel. Despite crippling injuries, All Might was able to defeat All For One and force the villain to rely on life support.
18. Grand Fisher
Grand Fisher is a Hollow who has eluded the Shinigami for over 54 years and is responsible for the death of Ichigo’s mother, Masaki Kurosaki. He will be killed later in the manga by Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo’s father, and former Shinigami captain. He uses a puppet resembling a little girl to attract his opponents and can give him the head of one of his relatives.
This puppet is connected to him by a long appendage like monkfish. In the manga, right after he escapes, he gets treated by Ice Ringer on Di Roy’s orders, these two will only be named in the Arrancar arc. In pain, Grand Fisher evolves and changes his appearance. It is only in the Arrancar arc that we learn that he has become an Arrancar. This scene only appears at the beginning of the Arrancar arc in the anime.
17. Marshall D. Teach / Blackbeard
Franchise: One Piece
Marshall D. Teach, also known as Blackbeard, is one of the main antagonists of the One Piece manga. He is the captain of Blackbeard’s crew as well as a former subordinate of Whitebeard. After defeating and delivering Portuguese D. Ace to the Navy, he is accepted into the Fleet of Seven to replace the fallen Crocodile.
He then uses this position to break into Impel Down prison and recruit some of the most dangerous prisoners in history and then resign. With his new crew, he intervenes in the Battle of Marineford and, after killing Whitebeard, steals his power and then takes his place as a member of the Four Emperors.
Franchise: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
He can grant the wish, whatever it is, of certain girls, on the condition that they later become Puella Magi and fight witches. It can only be seen and heard by Puella Magi and people with magical potential. His motives are unknown at the start of the story, and he constantly seeks to persuade girls with magical potential to contract with him despite the risks he places on them.
15. Seryu Ubiquitous
Franchise: Akame ga Kill
Seryu Ubiquitous was a retired Imperial Police officer who joined the Jaegers. She was a teenage person with an irrational sense of fairness. Until her death, she was the owner of the Teigu Hekatonkheires which resulted in Teigu’s demise.
Her hair was in a long ponytail that almost touched the ground when she first appeared, but it was cut to shoulder length after she became a Jaeger.
She avoided wearing a military uniform in favor of skirts and informal clothing, and she wore upper-body armor regularly. Because of Dr. Stylish’s extensive body enhancements, her arms are made of metal rather than flesh. She wore a green coat or cap, often with a white skirt beneath, when she wasn’t in her military uniform.
14. Squealer / Yakomaru
Franchise: From the New World
Initially known as Squealer, he is a humble member of the Robber Fly colony who had once offered help to Saki and Satoru. He somehow manages to gain knowledge and, thanks to his Machiavellian nature, gains enough political clout to become the supreme commander of the Robber Fly colony, a title bestowed along with the new name ‘Yakomaru’.
Although his colony was initially weak and small, after the second time jump he proves capable of facing that of the Great Hornets. At first, he appears to be loyal to humans, but later it is revealed that he was plotting in the shadows to annihilate the human population and free the Rats Monsters. His grand mission is thwarted by Saki and he is sentenced to the ‘Eternal Underworld’, a punishment worse than death. Saki eventually secretly grants him a merciful death.
Griffith is Guts’ antagonist figure as well as his best friend for a time. He was the founder and leader of the mercenary unit known as the Band of the Hawk. Extraordinarily charismatic and intelligent, his skill with a saber and his tactics give him and his gang a certain reputation for invincibility.
After being severely tortured for a year while his gang was persecuted and depleted after he was discovered sleeping with Princess Charlotte, he loses all chance of achieving his ambitions and, in a moment of desperation, uses the Crimson Beherit, with which he was predestined from an early age when it was given to him by a fortune-teller who called him the “Egg of the King,” to invoke the Hand of God and sacrifice his companions in order to achieve his plan of having his own kingdom and achieving his dreams.
12. Gendō Ikari
Franchise: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Gendō Ikari is one of the main characters in the Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He also appears in the many manga and video game adaptations that the series has seen since its inception in 1995. Gendō is the commander of the confidential organization NERV in charge of fighting monsters called “Angels” thanks to Evangelions, weapons having the appearance of giant robots.
A mysterious man actually working for a secret organization, SEELE, he actually has his own goals. Father of the main character Shinji Ikari, he is extremely distant with his son whom he abandoned after the disappearance of his wife, an event from which he never recovered.
11. Nina Einstein
Franchise: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Nina Einstein is commonly seen using computers or reading books. Nina has a fear of Elevens (a kind of Xenophobia) and she was initially intimidated by Suzaku when she joined the Student Council, but she seems to have already accepted it.
She develops intense pseudo-lesbian affection for Princess Euphemia after she saved him during the capture of the Lake Kawaguchi Hotel.
She is an extremely intelligent girl. Nina completely loses her temper and reason when she finds out about the death of Euphemia (for whom he felt a kind of obsession) at the hands of Zero which manifests itself in the completion of the construction of the FLEIA and goes to the battlefield to personally kill Zero.
10. Shinji Ikari
Franchise: Neon Genesis Evangelion
He is cast as one of the Third Children and pilots EVA-01. Son of Gendō and Yui Ikari, Shinji is a teenager withdrawn and unable to communicate with others. According to Hideaki Anno, Shinji is a boy who avoids contact with his neighbor, “he tries to live in a closed world where his behavior condemns him, while he has abandoned all attempts to understand himself”.
Shinji avoids human contact so as not to hurt others or be hurt himself, a far cry from the typical anime hero. He is unconvinced of his role as a pilot and his abilities as a fighter. Shinji was abandoned by his father (Gendo) when he was only four years old, shortly after his mother’s death, a betrayal that deeply shocked him and leads him today to consider himself undesirable; several times he affirms that “nobody loves him, nobody cares about him”.
He is unable to accept the love of others, although his primary desire is to be accepted by other people. As a result, Shinji constantly worries about the perception he gives to others and usually comes to the conclusion that everyone hates him.
9. Yakumo Ōmori (Jason)
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.
Franchise: Jujutsu Kaisen
A high-level Curse born out of hatred of humans, it is capable of taking human form, its goal is the extermination of humanity. He is sadistic, immature, and enjoys playing with human emotions, even when his life is in danger. He believes that life has no value or meaning and therefore everyone should do what they want with it.
This mentality seems to come from his ability to perceive and manipulate souls, which makes him see souls (and by extension the heart) as nothing more than an object.
His occult power allows him to manipulate his soul and those of others by changing the shape of his body and that of others, thus allowing him to transfigure the bodies of his victims by transforming them into monsters in his service.
7. Malty Melromarc
Franchise: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Unlike her sister Malty, who is as corrupt as her father, being closer to their mother, she has a kind and kind personality. Like the latter, she has an extreme affection for the Filorials, which explains why she very quickly became friends with Filo, whom she adores and towards whom she overflows with affection, to the point that at some point Naofumi makes the mistaken assumption that she and Filo might be in love.
At first, because of what her sister Malty and their father the king had done to her, Naofumi assumed by their kinship that she must be like them until the assassination attempt – on the orders of her eldest — she was the target of the same knights who were to protect her.
Having saved and protected her from this plot directed against them (Naofumi again serving as the ideal culprit), he finally managed to accept her as an ally and she, for her part, fell in love with him. She was constantly coddled by her mother and anxious to look good so as not to disappoint her, but she is delighted to see the influence that the Shield Hero has on her personality.
6. Gabi Braun
Franchise: Attack on Titan
She is an Eldian who lived in the Liberio internment zone, and a cousin of Reiner Braun. Gabi along with Falco Grice is the protagonist of the final season of the anime. She is a warrior candidate—and the favorite to inherit her cousin’s armored titan—from her; she possesses an explosive personality, a strong sense of patriotism, and deep hatred towards the Eldians of Paradis Island. She survives Eren’s attack on Liberio, and is captured alongside Falco after killing Sasha Blouse.
5. Minoru Mineta
Franchise: My Hero Academia
A class 1-A student, short in stature, quite intelligent, but extremely perverted and obsessed with the female body. His obsession is such that he is frowned upon even by his classmates and often leads to twists and comic moments. He gets scared easily and just as easily loses hope in difficult situations, traits of himself that he himself hates.
Mineta possesses the Quirk Super Sticky, a power that makes removable balls of an extremely sticky substance grow from his head, the sticky effect of which varies from less than an hour to up to a day depending on the mood of Mineta. As a hero name he chose Grape Juice and (at least initially) decided to become a hero also to become popular with the fairer sex.
4. Akito Sōma
Franchise: Fruits Basket
Akito left scars on several Sōma, including Yuki, Kisa, Isuzu and Hatori. While part of the Sōma family curse, she is not possessed by a spirit from the Chinese zodiac, but fulfills the role of the Jade Emperor, a figure in the story about the origins of the zodiac, she describes herself as the God of the Zodiac, the one who controls the Zodiac and the ruler of her soul.
Relations between Akito and his mother, Ren, are quite strained. Since her earliest childhood, Akito has been tormented by this bond that is everything to her (which explains her behavior) but everything really changed on the day of the release of Kureno’s curse. She is afraid to be left alone after the bond is destroyed and throws tantrums as soon as one of the 13 signs is freed from the curse. Over time, she becomes less and less aggressive, more and more feminine.
She has feelings for Shigure, and they end up together towards the last volumes. In volume 17, Kureno tells Tōru that Akito is a girl (at first, only Shigure, Hatori, Ayame and Kureno know this, as Ritsu was too small to understand what they were saying). Her mother forced her to dress up as a boy, because she said a girl couldn’t be the boss. She ends up assuming the fact of being a girl and reveals it to all the signs.
3. Sugou Noboyuki / Oberon
Franchise: Sword Art Online
The main antagonist of the second story arc, Nobuyuki is the director of the research institute “RECTO Progress Inc.”. Chosen by Asuna’s father to marry his daughter, he was adopted by the Yūki family for that reason.
He is responsible for the non-awakening of three hundred people connected to SAO, including Asuna, after the VRMMORPG (“Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game”) is completed. They are all victims of forced transfer and stay in the virtual world of ALO, in which Nobuyuki plays the avatar of the “King of the Elves Oberon”, and is intent on studying possible enslavement of the human mind induced by “FullDive” technology.
He has Asuna locked up and, despite holding her as a prisoner, he often visits her and indicates her as “Titania”, “Queen of the Fairies”. Using his system commands, he gives Kirito, who has reached the top of the great tree Yggdrasil to save Asuna, a bitter defeat, and tries to rape Asuna, but the two are saved by the “Ghost Program” of Akihiko Kayaba, Nobuyuki’s old acquaintance. always experienced as a rival.
After seeing all his plans go to waste, Nobuyuki, blinded by hatred, will try to kill Kirito even in the real world, an attempt that will fail and cost him his freedom.
2. Danzō Shimura
In his youth, Danzō was a brash and enthusiastic ninja with a strong desire to prove himself. His greatest ambition was to surpass Hiruzen, a goal he never achieved in his lifetime. However, he still lacked self-confidence and deep down inside he had a certain fear of facing danger.
As an adult, Danzō changed his demeanor and became a calm and thoughtful individual who, like the members of the Root who were under his command, refrained from letting his emotions show. Danzō’s beliefs differed from those of the Hokage in that he was convinced that the interests of the village were above all, including above notions of ethics and morals.
An extremist, Danzō preferred to eliminate threats directly, not hesitating to assassinate or execute rather than trying to negotiate and use diplomacy. He showed fanaticism toward the ideal that a ninja should sacrifice absolutely everything for the good of his village.
1. Shō Tucker
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Tucker is an alchemist specializing in Chimeras. He is also called “Sewing-Life Alchemist”. He will create two chimeras speaking human language, one using his wife (who only said “let me die” before starving herself to death) and the other his daughter, Nina, and her dog., Alexander. It is thanks to Brigadier General Basque Grand that Tucker is part of the army.
In the 1st version of the anime, he himself transformed into a Chimera, later working in Laboratory 5 and trying to force Ed to create the Philosopher’s Stone, by killing prisoners. He will recreate his daughter but without her soul; we even see him, in the last episode, talking to Nina’s lifeless body. He also offers Al to teach him how to use the Philosopher’s Stone, and in exchange, Al has to lend it to Shō to use, but Al refuses.
Al will be trapped all the same and Tucker will use Al (who became the philosopher’s stone) to create a body of Nina which will nevertheless have no soul. Shō Tucker has a more important role in the anime than in the manga where he appears and dies in Chapter 5. He is killed by Scar, this is also when the character of Scar appears.