15 Best Yandere Characters in Anime, Ranked
“If I can’t have them, no one can” is the motto for Yandere type archetype characters. The Yandere is a Dere type that combines Yanderu, meaning mentally ill, and Dere, meaning lovey-dovey. Together you get someone willing to do anything to end up with the one they love. Anything.
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Yandere anime characters are obsessed with their love interest. On the outside, they play it off that they are kind and sweet characters to everyone, but on the inside are willing to go as far as murder if someone gets in their way. This list looks at the greatest Yandere characters in anime.
Updated June 17th, by Ericka Blye:While pink-haired school girls are typically the face of the trope, there have been series that broaden the scale of what a Yandere looks like. While the majority of Yandere characters in anime are still girls, there have been a number of male ones as well. Yandere characters have also been included in much more light-hearted series where their dark obsession for the one they love gets put in a more comical spin and a less, well, lethal one.
15 Rolo Lamperogue - Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion
For many Yandere characters, romantic love drives their obsessive behavior. But that isn't the case for all Yandere characters, as Rolo Lamperouge from Code Geass is driven by brotherly love. While he masquerades as Lelouch's innocent and kind-hearted little brother, in actuality he's a heartless cold-blooded killer.
While sent to spy on Lelouch for a year, he grows very attached to him and even grows jealous of Lelouch's real sister, Nunnally. This jealousy is part of the reason he ends up killing one of Lelouch's friends, Shirley, after she expresses her desire to help reunite Lelouch with his sister.
14 Kotonoha Katsura – School Days
While the anime has controversial opinions on whether School Days is worth the watch or not, Kotonoha Katsura is a Yandere that takes her love to the extreme. She rivals Sekai Saionji for Makoto Itou’s love.
The two go back and forth having encounters with Makoto where he can’t decide on which girl means more to him. Each time Makoto spends time with Kotonoha or Sekai, the other steps it up. However, it’s Kotonoha who takes things to the extreme.
13 Misa Amane – Death Note
Misa Amane fits the standard definition of Yandere. In Death Note, she is willing to do anything for her love Kira. When Light first started killing criminals as Kira, he ended up killing the criminals that killed Misa’s parents. To thank him, Misa is willing to be Light’s tool so that he can create a new world.
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Misa had performed the Shinigami trade with Rem, cutting her lifespan to receive Shinigami eyes. She does it again, cutting her life in half to assist Light in killing L. In Death Note How to Read, it states that Misa committed suicide a year after learning of Light’s death.
12 Akane Hiyama – Love Tyrant
The Yandere in Love Tyrant is Akane Hiyama, whose love interest is Seiji Aino. Seiji has been cursed by Guri’s Kiss Note. When two names are written in the Kiss Note, they will become a couple. Seiji needs to find a girlfriend otherwise he will die so he sets out for Akane.
Akane heard that Guri and Seiji kissed when Guri misspelled Seiji’s name in her Kiss Note. Akane enters her Yandere mode trying to kill both but stops when Guri pairs her with Seiji in her Kiss Note. Seiji is then paired with other girls in the Kiss Note, but Akane will not have any of it.
11 Shuu Tsukiyama - Tokyo Ghoul
Another male yandere is Shuu Tsukiyama from Tokyo Ghoul. Shuu Tsukiyama gives off the impression that he's an intelligent and charming young man who wants to befriend Kaneki. However, he uses this impression to trick his "prey" and lure them to the Ghoul Restaurant to be eaten.
He becomes obsessed with Kaneki's smell and the desire to eat him, especially after he discovers him to be a one-eyed ghoul. He even resorts to kidnapping another person to lure Kaneki.
10 Anna Nishikinomiya – Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Anna Nishikinomiya is the student council president and enforces the law that impurity of any kind has been banned and civilization must remain chaste. Even though she enforces these laws she cannot oppress herself. Anna wants to enforce the law but also wants Tanukichi Okuma’s attention.
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When other girls try to approach Tanukichi, her Yandere tendencies take over. Tanukichi joins SOX a terrorist organization enacting sexual obscenity onto Japan and created by Ayame Kanjou to get closer to Anna.
9 Megumi Shimizu – Shiki
The first pink haired Yandere on the list is Megumi Shimizu. Megumi hates living in the village and has a major crush on Natsuno Yuuki. She's even seen staring into his window outside his house hiding in the bushes. When Natsuno appears on-screen heartbeats can be heard symbolizing the love that Megumi has for him.
Megumi shows Yandere characteristics when she gets excited that Natsuno looked in her direction and kills anyone too involved with Natsuno.
8 Lucy – Elfen Lied
Lucy is a yandere in Elfen Lied. Lucy is a Diclonius girl symbolized by the horns on her head. Due to being shot in the back of the head, Lucy enters a state where she is known as Nyu. As Nyu, Lucy is passive and innocent, but as Lucy, she is a death machine able to kill anyone with ease.
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Lucy is a Yandere for Kouta. Lucy and Kouta weren’t friends as children but grew closer as they got older. Lucy ends up killing Kouta’s family out of jealousy for Kouta not inviting her to a festival.
7 Shion Sonozaki – Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion is one of the twins in the Higurashi: When They Cry series. Due to her identical appearance with Mion, the two pretend to be the other at family meetings. Shion swaps with Mion on the day Mion is meant to become the family lead. Shion only has one goal, and that’s to her crush Satoshi Houjoi.
Shion would attack and torture Satoshi’s sister Satoko because she thought she was responsible for Satoshi’s stress. When Satoshi goes missing, Shion reachers her Yandere breaking point. No one is safe from Shion as she kills and torturers anyone she thinks could be involved, including members of her family.
6 Yuno Gasai – Future Diary
Yuno Gasai is probably one of the most popular Yandere of all time, often referred to as the "Yandere Queen." Yuno only cares about Yuki and Yuki only. In the death game of Future Diary, contestants have a special diary with a goal they must complete. Yuki’s goal is to end the game without killing anyone, which Yuno helps achieve.
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She reveals that her diary is a Yuki diary and her only goal is to end up with him. The infamous Yandere face can be seen from Yuno at the end of the first episode. Yuno swears that she will protect Yuki no matter what.
5 Mizuki Himeji - Baka To Test
Mizuki Himeji from Baka to Test is usually very sweet and trusting, but when it comes to her crush, Akihisa Yoshii, flirting with other girls, she shows a much darker and dangerous side.
Because the series is a comedy, Himeji's Yandere nature is played for laughs and isn't taken too seriously. Also, the only person who seems to be in danger when this side of Himeji comes out is Akihisa.
4 Kaede Fuyou – Shuffle
In the Shuffle! anime, Kaede Fuyou is a kind and sweet girl, that suffers trauma from her mother dying. Her childhood friend is Rin Tsuchimi. Kaede wants to hang out with Rin but is pushed aside when Rin chooses to spend time with Asa Shigure.
Asa and Kaede are friends but Kaede’s limits were pushed when Asa and Rin go on a date. Kaede attacks Asa slamming her into a wall causing a heart attack and hospitalizing her.
3 Griffith - Berserk
Griffith was considered a hero in the kingdom of Midland and was literally called the "Falcon of Light." His skill as a swordsman and his charisma had him set up to get everything he wanted until Guts left his mercenary group.
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Griffith's obsession with Guts and his "dream" sent him into such a downward spiral that he committed several heinous acts including sacrificing his own mercenary team to become a demon.
2 Yukako Yamagishi - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
Yukako Yamagishi is a Stand user who can freely manipulate her hair. Though she first appears to be sweet and demure, she quickly shows the darker side to her nature to her crush and obsession Koichi Hirose. Many speculate that the Yandere trope of Yanderes typically being high school girls came to be because of Yukako Yamagishi.
Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JoJo, mentions that her personality was designed to counter the "moe" character archetype that many female characters had. And it's for these reasons that many consider Yukako Yamagishi to be the first "official" Yandere character.
1 Satou – Happy Sugar Life
The greatest Yandere in anime is Satou Matsuzaka. Satou tops the list because she achieves the relationship she wants in Happy Sugar Life. Satou lives with Shio Koube, a young child not allowed to see the outdoors. Satou just wants to live her happy sugar life with Shio and nothing will stop her.
Satou is in love with Shio and will do anything for her including blackmail, murder, and arson. When Shio finds her way to the outside, no one is safe from Satou.
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Top 21 Yandere Anime & Yandere Girls in Anime
Deadman Wonderland is quite a series with some pretty crazy anime characters. The plot itself is asking for unusual personalities and strange situations. Ganta, a year old student is sentenced to death for slaughtering his class of 29 children. Knowing he did not commit the crime, you begin to question who would want to frame a child. The story is crafted very well, it builds up to be a binge worthy series.
It would be difficult to pick only one character as a favorite. However, since we are talking about yandere anime girls, we choose to go with Takami Minatsuki who is one of the most outstanding characters of the anime.
Due to her traumatic experience during an earthquake, she has become ruthless. Her mother chose to save her flowers instead of Takami. She survives the disaster, but her mother dies.
The psychopath girl then manipulates her brother and kills her father. Our protagonists, Ganta meets Takami at the “correction center”, Deadman Wonderland. It is the only privately owned prison, where prisoners spend their very unusual sentence. Takami often appears as two different people; a shy, loving, caring girl and a crazy, bloodthirsty killer.
She is actually sexually aroused by others’ suffering. Have we made your mood for a good blood stained evening? Takami is for sure one of the most cruel yandere girls in anime.
You can watch Deadman Wonderland anime online on Amazon Prime Video.
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Top 35 Best Yandere Characters In Anime (Ranked)
Love can turn us all a bit crazy.
However, I honestly hope it wouldn’t make us massacre an entire school because our significant other complained about it once.
Yep, here we’re talking about yandere characters. All those nutjobs that wont bat an eye when harming or killing someone if they see them as a threat to their crush.
We’ll be ranking some of the best yandere characters anime has to offer, basically ranking them on our very own nutjob scale.
But be warned: most yandere characters show their craziness in the late game of the show, so some spoilers are unavoidable.
Anime: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka and Test)
I want to start off with Mizuki because she does come from a comedy series, hence her yandere nature is made to be more on the funny side and less on the “I now fear intimacy and will carry a gun” side.
She does get jealous quickly, bonus points if she’s drunk, and can lash out.
But again, it’s mostly death glares and ominous threats vs. cutting anyone’s family jewels off.
I think this does well to constitute what a yandere is… but definitely can’t hang with the big boys.
I want to put Konishi on here because man did she develop early, in all the worst ways.
She’s Ayumi’s classmate, meaning that she’s only about twelve years old… and she was already prepared to attack Ayumi with a box cutter over some Chad in the making.
First, I am deathly afraid to see what she would have been like if she was a teenager.
Second, you have to be all kinds of messed up to look at the angel herself, Ayumi, and wish harm upon her.
Low tier but if the show had a major time skip or something I could see her going fully psychotic.
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
The next two are definitely a bit more out there when it comes to the definition of yandere.
This tissue sniffer for example is, without a doubt, obsessed with Kaneki.
It seems that his sole purpose in life has become to just eat the one-eyed emo. And whenever he gets some of Kaneki’s belongings, and by proxy his smell, he just goes to town… making probably the most terrifying and unpleasing ahegao faces a person can physically make.
And he’s still a ghoul. So if he decides to whittle down the competition and have Kaneki for himself, he can more or less do just that.
Anime: Hunter x Hunter ()
You can kind of already see what my reasoning is for Hisoka based on the last entry.
I mean, mister clown man is really into his young meat… a bit too much if I do say so myself.
I’m looking at the writers and the animators for this one.
His perverse quest to make Gon as strong as possible just so that he could kill him is definitely yandere-esque.
Plus, how can you not enjoy the occasional Bungee man killing spree?
Anime: Big Order
If you’re still reading that means you dont mind stretching the definition of yandere a bit, and that’s good.
Because with Rin it’s a similar story.
She does not love Eiji. In fact, she hates his very being.
But she’s very obsessive over him, meaning only she can kill him.
And she has definitely tried, with lots of stabbings and some good old hostage-taking, who also got stabbed a bit.
Losing her parents and blaming Eiji for it was the catalyst that simply made Rin a one-note type of a character. And that note is bloodied and crazy. Still low tier though.
Anime: Attack on Titan
Mikasa took the most badass approach when it came to yandere.
She’s just this strong independent woman who’s like a one-man army and keeps her cool 99% of the time.
However, there’s no doubt that she’s practically obsessed with Eren. I mean for god’s sake, I am pretty sure that if he ever actually died, Mikasa would probably single-handedly wipe out all of the titans just so she could fulfill his wish.
She’s far from insane. But definitely has an unhealthy attachment there.
Anime: Hetalia Axis Powers
The anime did this, I’m just pointing it out okay? dont send me to the gulags.
In the show, Belarus just really wants to be with big brother Russia, yes literally be with and literally big brother.
She also carries a knife around, classic yandere right there. And will break your fingers if you ask her out because no one other than Putin himself may have that privilege.
She’s low tier compared to some others. I just never thought I would put down an entire country as a yandere… ah the beauty of anime.
Okay, I know that Senjogahara likes to call herself a tsundere and that should be a -dere type cannon confirmation right there.
But there’s like no way a tsundere would go to the lengths and the school supplies that Senjogahara does.
Dont get me wrong, she’s an S-tier when it comes to waifu material.
I’m just saying that she is a bit koo-koo and really likes resorting to violence.
I cant place her higher up here, because she doesnt have a body count nor a torture cave. But I can at least throw an honorable mention to her on this list.
Anime: Aria The Scarlet Ammo
This one is definitely a lowball. Sure she does get extremely jealous quickly. And she might threaten your life here and there.
She also might be carrying weapons on her.
But the thing is, the show itself is rather light-hearted. So her fits of rage are more comedic than a stranger-danger situation.
And there’s a fine line between cute and scary, and Hotogi barely even dips her toes into the latter.
Don’t get me wrong, I would definitely not want to make her angry. But most other characters are “live in a bunker to avoid” levels.
Anime: Renai Boukun (Love Tyrant)
Akane is your cookie-cutter yandere in all respects.
She’s definitely a high threat, as we’ve seen that she’s willing to stab a person over and over again if she gets riled up.
Even though she was stabbing the person she would eventually fall in love with.
And when it comes to her obsession over said character, Seiji, it’s quite extreme.
If we pass the spoiler gate we see that she would gladly go down the path of Juliet if it meant being with her loved one. No real flavor to her, but she checks all the yandere boxes.
I find Kaede to be down to earth. As I can understand her yandere nature, at least somewhat.
I mean, she and Rin have a very tragic past of losing their parents. Which leads her to initially despise Rin and blame him for everything.
She also nearly cost him an eye that one time.
But further down the track she falls in love with him, as a kind of overcorrection, and is now willing to slam any chick that gets too close to her crush.
So no decapitations and torture scenes here. But still psycho, although a lower tier for sure.
As far as crazy chicks go, Nadeko is a soft mid-tier.
This is because she was originally just a full-on dandere, she barely even had the courage to talk to her crush.
And then in a biblical turn of events, a snake manages to mess with her head and she goes haywire. She somehow deduces that is she cant have Araragi, she might as well kill him, and some other people while she’s at it.
If she had always been like that she would have ranked higher here.
But because there’s some mind-control at play she’ll have to stay right here on our list.
Anime: Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
It’s wild looking back at old episodes and seeing how innocent Anna initially seemed.
I feel like yandere are usually just bursting with love, or at least their version of love, to the point of no return.
Anna on the other hand just seems extremely horny. I mean, the things that get this women off are truly remarkable. And the ways she goes about getting that satisfaction really border the taboo/legal line.
She hasn’t killed anyone yet. But I feel like the second she discovers BDSM someone is definitely going to be on the brink of death.
High tier obsessive, low tear threat, so middle-tier yandere.
I will never get how Seiji managed to have not one, but two crazy women after him.
One is his sister, which is already like come on, but the other(Mika) is just insane.
Then again, Seiji is also insane for falling in love with a severed head.
But then Mika topped his insanity by literally getting surgery so that she could look like that severed head.
And Seiji was just alright with it!
I swear, for a subplot this story is really pushing some boundaries. If you’re prepared to permanently change your face for a guy to like you, that has to be somewhere on this list, right?
Anime: JoJos Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
It’s not every day that you see a reformed yandere.
When she’s first introduced, she lands a date with Koichi that quickly gets out of hand when he doesnt reciprocate her feelings.
Her feelings are a pure obsession, so rather difficult to reciprocate on the first date if we’re being honest.
She then kidnaps him, tries to brainwash him, and may or may not have even wanted to kill Koichi.
But then he saves her from some trouble and she gets a little closer to a normal infatuation. I don’t know man, there’s a lot going on in this list already…
Anime: Date A Live
Kurumi is at the edge of this category, in my opinion.
She definitely has the danger part of yandere down to the r.i.p. as she has literally slaughtered over ten thousand people.
But her reasons for the murders are usually either self-interest, in the form of turning back her clock, or because they’re animal abusers and she’s doing humanity a favor.
Her relationship with our male MC can definitely get a bit yandere-y.
But she isnt as gung-ho about her love interest as most of the others on here.
If she just cranked up the hormone levels I’m sure she would be near the top.
Anime: Danganronpa: The Animation
Split personalities show up here and there on this list, because a full out yandere is a bit harder to write, I guess.
Touko is one such character, usually being very quiet and a book worm… while other times she’s just a mass murderer who goes by the name Genocider Syo.
On top of her criminal coefficient, her hormones also get supercharged. And what was initially a crush turns into an obsession.
All in all, since she’s nutty only half the time, but still nutty.
Anime: Mawaru Penguindrum
I was not going to include Ringo on here, were it not for one certain scene.
To give you the short of her character, she’s devoted to becoming her sister who passed away, in order for fate to go in her favor.
One aspect of her sisters she keeps trying to replicate was is sisters crush on Tabuki. But for the most part, it was just stalking and obsessing, no threat.
Then she literally pulled a Bill Cosby, or at least attempted to do so.
Now that’s all kinds of messed up, somehow even more so than all the killers on this list!
Anime: Code Geass
I for one wouldnt usually pair up the titles of assassin and yandere. But hey, that’s just me.
Rolo is ruthless. He will kill anyone if he sees them as any kind of potential threat.
I mean, he killed his own colleagues, in large quantities too.
However in the arc where Lelouch lost his memories, Rolo becomes extremely attached to him, prepared to lay down his life for his bro.
And of course, murdering anyone he thinks is a danger to Lelouch. That’s just how he Roll(o)s.
If human yanderes weren’t bad enough, now there are even zombie/vampire yandere to haunt you beyond the grave.
This’s what gives Megumi that little terror boost and allows her to be higher up on this list.
Plus, she definitely abides by the yandere rulebook and murders anyone that comes too close to her crush. Even people she considered friends while she was still alive.
So she’s dangerous, malicious, and God himself (or herself) according to Bible verse 7-Grande, can’t keep her away from you.
Anime: Kamigami no Asobi
We’re truly breaking some barriers with this one, as not only is the yandere in question a man, but he’s also a god. Your move atheists.
And if yandere god doesn’t sound terrifying on its own, let’s just say that although he is a god of light, he can also be the god of destruction.
So when he falls for a girl he charges on her head first, and kind of flops.
Then it’s just an uphill battle as he keeps getting jealous of every other deity that breathes in her direction, completely losing his cool on a couple of occasions.
Anime: Guilty Crown
Yandere characters are usually created in one of three ways: trauma, a split personality, or they were just born with it.
With Mana we have a slight variation. She was completely normal, but then got infected with a virus that made her insane.
And okay, I know brother-sister relationships are brought up fairly often in anime. But Mana really went for it.
Poor (not Mighty) Gai nearly got killed just for wanting to spill the beans.
So overall, a very dangerous and insane character. One that makes me glad that our world went OOM.
Anime: Diabolik Lovers
Okay sure, Kanato is a yandere. But honestly, everyone in this show is so messed up he hardly stands out.
I mean, that might be an understatement. In short: hella mommy issues, Freud would be proud levels of mommy issues.
She keeps getting it on with different men in front of the little Kanato, and he usually later kills them.
But then when his mother dies he burns her body, laughing like a maniac the entire time, and then stuffs her ashes inside of his teddy bear… which was a gift from one of momma’s men, by the way.
This show makes me sad. High tier insanity here.
Yuka’s mantra seems to be “and they lived happily ever after”.
And boy is she pushing for it to be a reality. And that push becomes a lot easier once she learns that her power does not nullify the power of others as she originally thought, but rather shows them their harshest memories. Or even a reality Yuka herself made up.
Do you want to take a wild guess at how a yandere used such a power to get the boy she likes?
A few people might have also died along the way, just saying.
As far as yandere go, she’s a solid pick. Just don’t Google her name without specifying the anime.
A few of the characters from this show definitely show yandere-esque behaviour.
But Toma is the most on the nose when it comes to both his obsessive nature and his messed up means of getting affection from the Heroine.
Firstly, he takes advantage of her amnesia and just straight out lies to her, telling her that he’s her boyfriend.
Then he drugs her food so that she would sleep all day and not leave him.
And the final straw that broke the Geneva camels back was locking her up in a cage. I mean, he doesnt have a lot of power. But he is severely messed up.
Anime: Darwin’s Game
Kurapika’s evil sister is an oddly pure yandere, if that makes sense.
She falls in love with Sudou because he manages to beat her… FYI he was the first to ever do so, but she doesn’t get as love crazy as some of the others on this list.
She definitely had wedding bells in her head.
But she didn’t lock him up in her basement, which is sanity+ in this department.
However, there’s no doubt in my mind that if anyone actually approached Sudou, she would chop them up into mincemeat in no time.
High damage but relatively sane compared to the others here.
9. Nina Einstein
Anime: Code Geass
Nina really makes you appreciate the fact that Oppenheimer was not an anime character.
She puts on the typical cute shy girl act initially. But straight away we can see her dislike of men.
Further down the line, she develops a girl crush that’s more of an obsession.
And what happens when she loses her crush, the very person that kept her sane through some turbulent times?
Well, she almost blew up Tokyo.
And when she calmed down, she just made a more controllable bomb.
That on its own is pretty whack. But seeing her mental breakdowns just send chills down my spine. So she is definitely high tier crazy!
8. Haruna Niekawa
Man… a slasher film, zombies, and a yandere, now that’s just a recipe for disaster.
Niekawa was kind of obsessive from day one, as she immediately fell head over heels for her teacher and wanted to be with him forever.
But when that amount of love couples with a Saika blade… a blade that’s designed to spread love through cutting people and subsequently taking control of them, all hell breaks loose.
She attacks Anri out of jealousy, as the teacher obviously wanted to give her some extra classes, if you know what I mean. And even attacks her own father.
So psycho girl + powerful psycho sword = high tier.
7. Minatsuki Takami
Anime: Deadman Wonderland
Takami is not so much in love with anybody as she is sadistic to the point of an overwhelming perversion.
I mean, she enjoyed watching her own brother suffer under the weight of thinking that he had killed their father.
Not only did her brother save her life, but she also made her brother attack their father by claiming he was abusing her… and then killed the guy herself.
I mean, you really cant get messed up in the head more than that, can you?
And since she still does have a Branch of Sin she’s definitely a threat to everyone around her.
Anime: Akame ga Kill
Originally Esdeath was just insane. But in the traditional sense.
The butcher thousands and make them lick your feet while you smile at their face type of insane.
Then one day she basically decided to become a yandere.
She was just like I want to fall in love now, and that is exactly what ended up happening.
Being that this is probably the first human emotion she had felt in ages, she went all in and would topple a kingdom if it meant being with her new man.
He was not so thrilled about it, though.
Anime: Elfen Lied
If you watched Elfen Lied a long time ago, like me, you probably forgot all about Lucy’s yandere nature.
Not in the sense that she murders a ton, that will take some therapy to forget.
But that it was at one point love-driven.
Firstly she kills her classmates because they killed her dog, understandable. But she also kills Kohta’s father and sister out of jealousy.
Now that’s definitely some yandere material right there.
And taking into account her huge body count, she definitely fits the bill, folks!
4. Misa Amane
Anime: Death Note
Honestly if Misa was a bit smarter, and Light a bit more human, these two would have made a great couple.
I mean they’re both unhinged completely, and share the same passion. That passion being Light.
However, Light kept to potato chips and genocide. And Misa had to settle for threatening to murder any female that ever gets close to Light.
And I have never less suspected someone of bluffing. She would definitely keep her promise on that one.
The fact that she has a Death note along with her insane adoration for an insane man means she belongs right here in our ranking.
3. Satou Matsuzaka
Anime: Happy Sugar Life
I feel like an entire essay could be written about the mental states of the characters in this show.
The prime candidate being of course Satou.
It’s interesting that she’s like a high-functioning yandere, as in she will hold off from killing someone or saying something rude if she thinks it’ll lessen her time with her loved one.
An amount of self-control you don’t usually see.
But when she can’t control herself, she’ll murder you on the streets, tea-bag your corpse, and let crows pluck at your eyes.
Her love interest Shio is always locked up in her apartment so that she can’t escape. But strangely enough, she does fall for Satou.
Definitely one of the most dangerous on this list, especially in regards to her wild mental state.
2. Shion Sonozaki
Anime: Higurashi: When They Cry
Both the Sonozaki twins are insane. But Shion is so far above the coocoo nest that she can barely see it.
When the topic of yandere comes up, her bloodied smiling face usually pops into your head.
And good lord has she done some terrible things.
Be it a certain taser pitfall, or some biblical dissections of the cross.
One moment she’s laughing about it, the next she’s furiously screaming blaming everyone and everything for the loss of her eye candy.
Definitely God-tier yandere, especially if that God is Hades.
1. Yuno Gasai
Anime: Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
I have to put Yuno at number one because her face has basically become synonymous with the term yandere.
The entire series is just Yuki this and Yuki that, while twitching bodies lay on all sides screaming in agony.
She’s simply the incarnation of yandere.
I think she’ll never bat an eye when murdering someone who she perceives as a threat to Yuki. And Yukis happiness will always be the end goal she strives for.
Plus that one scene where she looks through the letterbox haunts me to this very day, and that’s barely even a joke.
Top 15 Yandere Characters in Anime: Yandere Definition
You know the phrase "crazy in love"? Well thats pretty much the definition of a yandere character. Yandere is a sickness that infests itself in the sweetest of characters, who become so absolutely infatuated with their love interests that they are willing to do anything for them, even if those actions arent necessarily what their love interests desire. As is the case with some of the craziest serial killers, the yandere believes that what they are doing is just. Its a mental instability that forces them to focus their energy on one cause (love), and once a yandere falls in love, theres just no turning back. Especially after youve killed every other girl/boy your crush is close to in order to protect them.
Check out the Yandere Definition: A Comprehensive Guide to Crazy article for a more in-depth explanation of the term.
"Even Im scared of these yandere girls and guys" - Kurumi Tokisaki from Date a Live
All ranking information was taken on the date of publication.
From: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
I had heard Mikasa was considered something of a yandere before Attack on Titan aired, but wasnt sold on the idea until quite late on into the series. Her feelings towards Eren really are just prime yandere material. The shadow dropping across her face when she thinks Eren might have betrayed her in some way speaks to her true yandere character.
From: Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesnt Exist)
Shes new but shes already entered yandere folklore. Anna from Shimonetas mind had been warped by these bizarre ideals of what equals purity in her dystopic cyberpunk society. This creates conditions ripe for her to go full yandere when she first finds a guy she likes, culminating in some quite extraordinary scenes which include, but are not limited to, chasing after the main character with a vacuum cleaner intent on putting the business end on his penis. Also "special" cookies.
From: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
Another thing an awful lot of yandere lists are missing are some men in the picture. The character trope is not limited to women you know. Rolo from Code Geass R2 is a perfect yandere anime guy in that he goes out and kills people who would dare get between him and his newfound brotherly love for Lelouch, even when Lelouch would really prefer if he didnt go around killing those people.
From: When They Cry (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni)
Rena is a great example of how yandere characters can be messed up beforehand and simply act out in violent manners because thats just how they are. While this weird town may have been what twisted Rena, what we see is how her affection towards the main character manifests itself into a big bloody axe.
There probably were some yandere characters before Shuffle, but in the modern context, it was Shuffle that brought the yandere into harems and gave lazy creators another character archetype to latch on to. Just give your heroine a blank stare, psychotic acts, and a love of box cutters and youve got yourself another character for your harem dating sim.
From: From Hetalia Axis Powers
Hetalia may not always hit the mark and theres something about the more deranged parts of its fanbase that can be a little off-putting, but some of its interpretations of international history are weirdly genius. Belarus in the real world has made hints about wanting to be part of Russia. In Hetalia, this translates to Belarus wanting to be "one" with Russia which obviously means she acts yandere towards Russia. Logic!
From: School Days
While Shuffle may have introduced the concept of the yandere to a wider audience, School Days and its nice boat exploded it into wider anime fandom consciousness. This was a yandere anime girl so extreme that they couldnt show the final episode properly the first time and instead showed a nice boat.
From: Dance with Devils
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For all I said earlier about yandere lists needing more guys, I then proceed to not include anymore. So heres another one from the recently aired and totally silly pseudo-musical otome game adaptation Dance with Devils. Lindo is the creepy brother who basically tries to lock his sister in her house (so nobody can get close to her) and sings about how much he loves her to an empty room. I think somebodys got a serious sister complex.
At the start of Berserk, Griffith declares he "owns" Guts, which at first most viewers take metaphorically, as though Guts owes Griffith a big favor. Its only when we get later on into the series and Berserk starts down its demonic path do we realize that Griffiths obsession with "owning" Guts goes far beyond that, straight into the creepy world of yandere.
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Even before we get into the territory of being willing to chop your own head off, Mika Harima was kinda deranged in her pursuit of love. She was a stalker, and when youre talking about yandere being a love sickness of the mind, stalkers fit that pretty well. Her boyfriend probably qualifies as a yandere anime guy too.
From: Elfen Lied
Lucy was a pretty damaged individual, even before she met and fell in love with the guy of her dreams. Something about having puppies beaten to death in front of you thatll really change a person (Elfen Lied not an anime known for its subtlety). This really starts to manifest itself though, later on, with lots of blood flying as a result.
From: Kamisama Dolls
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Look man, I know Kamisama Dolls wasnt the greatest anime around. But it would be unfair of me to not give it credit for the one thing it does superbly - really, really deranged and angry people. Of those characters, Mahiru was probably the best yandere, making her a both horrific and fantastic addition to this list.
Senjogahara likes to claim shes a tsundere, but thats not true. She just puts on that act. In reality shes a frightening yandere that threatens people with stationary should they dare get in the way of herself and her love.
From: Mawaru Penguindrum
Another yandere stalker on this list. However, while yandere characters have a reputation for being extremely violent and out of control, thats not all there is to them. To be a true yandere anime character, ones love must be frightening, but also come from the heart - a love so passionate that its scary and dangerous. Ringos stalker antics fit these requirements to a tee.
From: Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
You thought Id forgotten, hadnt you? How could I? Gasai Yuno from Future Diary is the yandere of all yandere characters. She lives, breathes and swings axes like a yandere. To not include Yuno would be like not including a roof in a list of "things your house should probably have". She is the face of the yandere character archetype in a way no other is. Maybe one day someone will take over for our favorite psycho pink-haired girl, but for now, she is the best yandere out there.
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Top 30 Yandere Characters in Anime
On one hand, Yandere characters in Anime are cute, they are endearing, kind and loveable. On the other hand, they can flip a switch and become murderous and violent in a second. While we love to love these characters, they are ones to watch out for. However, they do offer the element of surprise, which is what you want out of a good anime!
If you have a love for all things Yandere, here are the top 30 to have a look at.
1. Lucy – Elfen Lied
Also known as Kaede, Lucy was one of the first proper Yandere to hit the anime scene. Lucy was tested upon and put through ruthless torture by government organizations. She was forced to use her powers to torment subjects. She manages to escape her captors and tormentors, but in the process is injured. This injury causes her to gain a new personality – Nyu. Nyu is childlike and gentle, whereas Lucy can be violent and homicidal. The switch between these two happens in a snap, and those who expect the childlike personality of Nyu can be hit with the sadism of Lucy in an instant.
2. Mikasa Ackerman – Attack on Titan
Mikasa is gentle and kind. She is the adoptive sister of Armin. Through her past she has an unbreakable bond with Eren and helps him whenever he needs her. Her timid and genius mind does not attest to her incredible fighting skills and physical strength. She lives her life to protect Eren, and her kindness becomes obsolete when he is in danger.
3. Sekai Saionji – School Days
Sweet and cheerful are perfect words to describe her. She even goes out of her way to help her crush and hopefully-sweetheart, Makoto, try and get close to the girl that he is after – Kotonoha. While they are mostly positive, her emotions rule her and this can cause her to be quite a loudmouth and erratic at times. Even though she is small and cute, she can ruthlessly turn down any suitors who are not Makoto. She stands her ground, but is cute at the same time.
4. Anna Nishikinomiya – Shimoneta
Anna is the daughter of revered and respected parents. They enforce strict public laws and are incredibly influential. As a result of this, Anna takes on a similar responsibility. She is the president of the Student Council, but is soft spoken and naïve. However she is strong, headfast and determined. She used any means possible – sometimes even seen as lewd or obscene – to get rid of any materials within the school. Her soft spoken manner is no match for her strong sense of just getting things done.
5. Megumi Shimizu – Shiki
She is pretty and full of life. She feels her village keeps her down and so desperately longs for a life in the city. Her one-sided crush on Natsuno sees her daydreaming about him constantly. She is sweet and ambitious, but do not get on her wrong side.
6. Tsukiyama – Tokyo Ghoul
Tsukiyama is a fourth-year student studying Social Welfare at the Department of Human Sciences, he is also the infamous Gourmet Ghoul. He comes across as a gentleman, an intellectual and a man with opulent taste for the finer things in life. This façade very convincingly hides the darker side of his personality. He is narcissistically minded, he is disturbed and dark. When he takes on the form of a ghoul, his arrogance of being strong shines through. He like only eating the finest of specimens and prides himself as being at the top of the food chain. His high-life and opulence are no match for his sadistic and cunning darker side.
7. Katsura Kotonoha – School Days
Katsura is as shy and quiet as they come. She is beautiful, and this pushes away many females. It has also caused her to be shy and wary of boys. Her more reserved and cautious personality does not speak to her actual strength when push comes to shove. She is strong at heart, and her beauty hides this well.
8. Alois – Black Butler
Earl Alois Trancy, as he is more formally known. He is the head of the household and should be referred to as “Your Highness”. He is rather young, only 14 years old, so he looks childlike and weak. In reality though he is unpredictable and is demanding. He has a deep connection with his butler Claude, but pushes him to his limit as well. He has serious mood swings which often result in violence, after he is easily angered and pestered. He also tends to use harsh and foul language in these moods. Though through these darker traits, he has a cheerful disposition that many fall prey to.
9. Yuno Gasai – Future Diary
Yuno Gasai is unique and attractive. She has long pink hair and big pink eyes. Her hair is often pulled back in pigtails with the front locks adorned in bows. She is incredibly sweet and very feminine. Sometimes she can even be shy when around boys like Yukiteru. Below this mask of gentleness is a dark, cold and calculating character that will do anything and use anyone to get what she wants. She even resorts to violence and cruelty to achieve her goals, often leading to death and destruction. She is still super cute to look at though!
Ayase Aragaki – Oreimo
Sweet and friendly, Ayase is friends with Kirino and works alongside her as a model. She has an incredible hate for being lied to, and often becomes angered and violent if she suspects that someone may be lying to her. She has a distaste for anime, and from the news she believes that anime leads to otaku becoming criminals. She changes friendships and loves because of this view, altering her life.
Belarus – Hetalia Axis Powers
The story of Belarus and her brothers Ukraine and Russia is very complicated. She is young and naïve and is in a way, in love with her brother Russia who does not return the favour. Lithuania loves her however, but she quite openly hates him. She comes across as docile and very youthful, but beneath this there is a harsh and mad woman. Some claim that she is bipolar. She lashes out violently, even breaking all Lithuania’s fingers when out on a date. She carries a knife around and is a big fan of the occult. Her sweet and innocent looks in no way define her wild personality.
Takami Minatsuki – Deadman Wonderland
Minatsuki is the youngest of three – Yoh Takami and a Deadman Hummingbird. She has a dark past and upbringing. She seems to many to be a little girl who has no taste for violence and turns her back on her past. However, this is not the truth. She is an incredibly twisted individual who takes pleasure in seeing others writhe in pain. To show her violence and sadism – she uses blood from her ears to create whips to strike and restrain victims. These are her Branch of Sins. She is one of the more evil characters around, but hides it very well behind her appearance.
Misa Amane – Death note
Misa is a famous model. She is small and beautiful. Though she is one of the possessors of her own Death Book. She supports Light in his quest to rid the world of evil, using his Death Book. She cuts her lifespan in half twice to receive the Shinigami Rem, the ability to know someone’s name by just looking at their face. By having their name, she can end their life by writing it down in her Death Book. Her relationship with Light is not even, he simply uses her to fulfil his own goals. But her lust for death and power over life and death make her a dangerous character.
Shouko Kirishima -Baka to Test – Summoning the Beast
Shouko comes across as soft-spoken and reserved. She is the class representative and is highly intelligent. She is completely infatuated with Yuuji. This infatuation brings out the crazy in her. She is very assertive and possessive. When she sees him looking at girls, she would often poke his eyes to blur his vision. She has resorted to chains and locks to keep him with her, and even tasers him if she feels he is unfaithful. At one point her craziness drives her to submit a marriage certificate for the two of them, which is ultimately unsuccessful because she is underage. She is a good example of how a mix of love and possessiveness can lead to a bad end.
Nadeko Sengoku – Bakemonogatari
Nadeko is the main character of the show Nadeko Snake. She is shy and unassuming. She hides behind her bangs while fall down to almost cover her eyes. When she pushes them aside one day, she reveals a glare that resembles a serpent and thus she shows the whole other side to her personality that nobody could ever have imagined.
Seijuurou – Kuroko no Basket
He is the captain of the Generation of Miracles and wields great power. Akashi holds power and a winner’s mentality, but also shows respect and reverence to his team and followers. During middle school, he developed a split personality which does not have any tolerance for those who stand against him or belittle him. He gains a new rule that only those who follow him or earn his respect can look him in the eyes. He goes from respectful and thoughtful to harsh and violent, thanks to his two vastly different sides.
Shion and Mion Sonozaki – Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion is the second born of the Sonozaki family. Her and her twin, Mion, often swap places to attend family meetings in preparation to lead the family. However the twins ended up swapping roles on the day that Mion, the first born, was to receive the branded demon tattoo. This left the wrong sister permanently branded as the leader. Mion uses skill and a little cheating to win games at the club and even adopts a tomboy personality. This however cannot be seen through her formal and responsible role as the headship of the family. Her severity comes through when she forces Shion to rip off three of her own fingernails, even though her love for her as a twin remains.
Asakura – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
So Ryoko Asakura first appears as a social and intelligent high school student. She even runs as class president. Little does anyone know, before revealing it herself, that she is actually a Data Overmind Humanoid Interface. She has murderous intentions and is definitely not as perky and sweet as she seems. Her once popular and happy demeanour is replaced with darker intentions. She is Yuki’s back up, and just like him, she battles to feel and empathize with humans. She does however possess social skills that help her fit in and helps hide in the crowd. She kills without thought and is a mastermind calculator.
Revy – Black Lagoon
Revy is also sometimes known by her full name Rebecca. She is very secretive about her past and is one of the main fighters for the Lagoon Company. She was raised in Chinatown and is half American-Chinese. She grew up as a thief and a murderer, setting her up for a life similar to this. She is secretive and dark, as well as ruthless and unwavering when killing on a whim. She is a great shooter and will threaten anyone who steps in her way.
Rolo – Code Geass
Rolo works for the Britannian Secret Intelligence Service. He is quiet and reserved and doesn’t attract attention or friends. He spends his time in the background listening and learning. He can be blunt when he needs to be, but his withdrawn personality hides his ruthless killer instinct who is detached when it comes to taking human life. He is very attached to Lelouch, which is a complete contrast to his attitude towards killing, and shows his softer, loyal side. Sometimes even possessive.
Medusa – Soul Eater
In disguise, Medusa is supportive and kind. But in true form she is manipulative and heartless. Mother to Crona and witch, she manipulates Crona to believe that is okay to take any soul they wanted to, and even goes as far as to plant a spell in Crona’s mind when Crona begins to falter. She resides at Shibusen as a nurse and teacher, but she does it to have access to records and to study the students to see which ones can become Kishin, demon gods. She will use anyone and any means to accomplish what she wants and feels nothing when doing so. She is quite terrifying when not in disguise, and has thousands of snakes ready to follow her commands, all hiding in her body.
Rena Ryuuguu – Higurashi: When They Cry
Rena is the definition of cute. She even obsesses over cute things and collects all the cute things she can find. She is kind and naïve, and is happiest when out collecting and treasure hunting. Her famous phrase when seeing something she likes is “I wanna take it home!” But when she is in this mood she becomes stronger and faster, all in a light-hearted way. Mion, Rena’s friends, does warn that even though she is adorable, she can be scary when angered and should not be crossed.
Haru – My Little Monster
Haru is known for showing up out of nowhere and popping up in situations unexpectedly. He is very passionate with helping others out and goes out of his way to please. However, he is a trouble maker and has incredible strength. His bad temper does get the better of him at times, but he does learn to deal with it. His calm and passionate demeanour make way for his outbursts and strength, which nobody wants to be on the receiving end of.
Mika Hirama – Durarara!!
While sitting next to Seiji and Mikado during the Raira Academy entrance exams, Mika falls in love with Seiji. As soon as the exams are done, she beings collecting information about Seiji. Things escalate when Seiji saves Mika and a friend Anri from a group of bullies, but this only fuels Mika’s obsession with Seiji and she starts stalking him. Her passive demeanour and quietness keep her obsessive nature hidden below and nobody quite knows the extent this quiet girl will go to in order to possess what she wants, or who she wants.
Griffith – Berserk
Griffith is revered for his intelligence and is incredibly charismatic. He is the leader of the mercenary group the Band of the Hawk and leads well. He is very handsome and knows how to lead well. At the other end he is very skilled with the sabre and considers himself invincible. This legendary status made him a favorite of the Midland King, who used him in the century long war with the Empire of Chuder.
Hotogi Shirayuki – Aria The Scarlet Ammo
The perfect girl – she is head of the volleyball cub, gardening club, handicraft club, she is the student council chairman and is really beautiful. She does have one major flaw though. She is incredibly jealous and she becomes a complete berserker that will attack any female who tries to approach Kinji, who she loves. She even tries to kill Aria when she learns her and Kinji are living together. She possesses a Japanese sword that she named Irokane Ayame, and that is her weapon to avenge her jealousy.
Kaede Fuyou – Shuffle
Kaede is a beautiful girl. She grew up with Rin after their parents died in a car accident. She takes care of Rin, doing his housework and cooking all his meals. She is polite and modest, and more often than not she is very soft-spoken. Throughout the series she shows signs of psychosis and violence after being shocked by sudden news. After the death of their parents, she blamed Rin for her mother’s death and abuses him, which he lets her do to stop her from falling deep into a depression. She atones for this by looking after Rin, and now has a romantic love towards him that he does not feel. She can be harsh and almost psychotic, but her soft-spoken passiveness and loyalty keeps this hidden.
Lindo – Dance with Devils
Lindo is an exorcist, and a vampire. He is the older brother of Ritsuka Tachibana. His role as an exorcist and his reputation as a vampire make him seem foreboding and powerful, however his love for his sister is really remarkable, and he will do anything to protect her, even throwing his own life away to save hers.
Nina Einstein – Code Geass
Nina is smart and a bookworm. She is a student council member at the revered Ashford Academy. Although through her studies, she has a xenophobic attitude towards Elevens and feels intimidated by Suzaku. She develops an almost obsessive desire on the Third Princess Euphemia and then looks to Euphemia for emotional support. Her smart mind and researched knowledge doesn’t stop her feelings towards Elevens and does not stop her unrelenting obsession for the Third Princess Euphemia.
Levi Ackermann – Attack on Titan
Levi Ackermann is a popular anime character. He is sometimes awkward and can have OCD tendencies to things around him and does not like being touched as he might get dirty. His past is one of tragedy and suffering, he loses his mother and best friends, and this pushes him to his anti-social behaviour. He is sarcastic and can be funny, but despite his awkwardness he is fiercely loyal and will do anything to protect those he cares for, especially his squad members and does feel deep emotions for them.
There should be more than enough Yandere characters to choose from. Fall in love with heir sweet dispositions and kind hearts, and watch as the smallest of ticks throw them into a frenzy of jealousy, violence and sadism.
Yandere characters show us how sometimes the most unassuming of people can be the most dangerous, and at our core we are all human who have emotions that override even the kindest of hearts.
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They are sickly sweet to the object of their obsessive affection, but inside they are just sick. They would do anything to be with the one they love, like killing all their friends, their pets, their parents, and person they are obsessed with. They are yandere girls, and they are as lovable as they are terrifying.
Unlike last months tsundere girls that only took stabs at you with hurtful words and the occasional high kick, yandere girls in anime are a breed apart. If it meant they could be with you forever, they would cut their own ear off all Van Gogh style and give it to you in gift wrap.
20 Ayase Aragaki from Oreimo
Throughout Oreimo, Ayase is the best friend of Kirino and has little love for her older brother. While the majority of the series has her firmly typecast into the tsundere role, throughout the second season we watch her drift over the line into yandere territory where her obsession with Kirino hints at violent tendencies when it comes to Kyousuke. However, because it is all just for comedic effect and she never acts on it, she sits firmly on the bottom of a longer, more violent list of ladies.
19 Medusa from Soul Eater
Although only for a relatively short period of time, you get to see Medusa put on a sweet cover to mask the crazy inside. Unlike many yandere girls that are obsessive in love, Medusa is obsessive n hate, seeking to destroy Death City and doing horrible things to everyone, even her own son, in the process.
18 Kaede Fuyou from Shuffle
Kaede is one of the older yandere girls out there. Some might even say the first one, but likely not. Kaede Fuyou in Shuffle did kick off a new archetype for harem anime creators to cling on to, though. Just give a girl some seriously dead eyes and a vaguely murderous aura and she is sure to be a hit.
17 Anna Nishikinomiya from Shimoneta
Anna is a relatively new among the ranks of yandere, but she made a big impression. At a glance, she is just another insane girl that gets jealous at the smallest things, but she goes a step beyond. Aside from stalking Tanukichi and threatening him with sharp objects, she also loves doing weird experiments on him, like trying to stick his bits in a vacuum cleaner and feeding him her special cookies.
16 Mika Harima from Durarara!!
Mika is a stalker, and when you talk about yandere, or lovesickness of the mind, she pretty much fits the definition. She would smash anyone in her way, and that means even letting a mad doctor cut off her head so her guy will love her.
15 Nadeko Sengoku from Bakemonogatari
By Monogatari standards, Nadeko used to be a normal girl, but then she fell in love. She fell so hard for Koyomi, but managed to keep the crazy in despite her admitted jealousy. Unfortunately, after a little provocation by Shinobu, she completely breaks. When she picked up the pieces, she became the first yandere deity in anime. So theres that.
14 Shion / Mion Sonozaki from Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion and Mion may seem like well-adjusted tsunderes, but when things take a turn for the insanely violent, as they always do in Higurashi, one of these twins is dangerously yandere complete with murder and cackling. Or is it both? Sometimes it is really confusing.
13 Katsura Kotonoha from School Days
Anyone who has seen the end of School Days knows exactly what makes Katsura a yandere. Unfortunately, she ranks so low because, well, her yandere-ness literally came out of nowhere.
12 Lucy from Elfen Lied
Lucy was probably the first yandere you were ever introduced to. However, due to discrimination and the military experiments during her upbringing, her love sickness is not actually love sickness at all. She acts very much on instinct, but that is enough to put her in this particular -dere category.
11 Ryoko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Time travellers, aliens, espers you expected all of that in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but you probably didnt expect a yandere. While Ryoko excels academically and physically, her main purpose is to observe Haruhi and see how she reacts to particular situations. So when she wants to find something out, she is not above trying to kill Kyon to do it.
10 Sekai Saionji from School Days
Unlike Kotonoha, throughout School Days you watch Sekai transform from silly love struck school girl to full-on violent psycho. While Kotonoha commits some serious brutality, the fact that you get to watch Sekais transformation makes her best girl.
9 Misa Amane from Death Note
Misa-Misa is easily the chillest yandere you will ever see. She is not cackling like a crazy person, but rather being sweetly murderous and in love. She is obsessed with Light and willing to do anything to make his dream come true, even cut her own lifespan in half. She is even so very casual when it comes to talking about and killing anyone around them that might threaten his plans, especially other girls, even if it kind of throws a wrench into his plan by killing them in the first place.
8 Hotogi Shirayuki from Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Like most yandere girls, Shirayuki looks perfect and beautiful on the outside, even to her obsession, Kinji. However, because she is so obsessively in love with Kinji, she is insanely jealous. Every time another girl gets near Kinji, she goes berserk and lets her psychotic kill instincts take over.
7 Revy from Black Lagoon
Unlike your average yandere, Revy doesnt wear her psychotic right on her sleeve. Instead, it is buried down under a layer of cool that made people fall in love with Black Lagoon. However, as cool as she is, lets face it, she is a cold-blooded killer. Whether it is enjoying taking lives to murdering unarmed civilians, she does some seriously shady things.
6 Nina Einstein from Code Geass
Most yandere girls pick knives as their weapon of choice to defend their beloved, but after an incident involving her beloved Princess Euphemia, Nina chooses nukes.
5 Rena Ryuuguu from Higurashi: When They Cry
Rena starts off so cute that it hurts, but like a good yandere, there is a crazy violent girl in there that will haunt your nightmares. However, one could argue that Rena isnt actually a true yandere so much as she becomes one due to supernatural circumstance.
4 Megumi Shimizu from Shiki
Fork Yuuki Natsuno, there was nothing worse than his stalker country girl Megumi following him everywhere. Lucky for him, she died. Unluckily for him, she didnt stay dead. What is worse than a obsessive stalker? An obsessive vampire stalker.
3 Takami Minatsuki from Deadman Wonderland
Takami is one of the most clever yanderes out there. Shes not particularly lovesick so much as she is just crazy. However, she is crazy like a fox, or at least crazy enough to act sweet and innocent until she can murder everyone around her horribly. Of course, because she trusts no one and was turned crazy by past experiences, she can never be a true yandere because she loves no one.
2 Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
She may be your favorite Attack on Titan character (as well as the one with the best abs), but she is, by definition, a yandere. After being saved by Eren and his family, she is as obsessive and protective of him as a bulldog, putting herself into dangerous situations if it means saving his life.
1 Yuno Gasai from Future Diary
If you have any experience with Future Diary, you already knew that Yuno would be number one. How could she not? She is famous for her nasty habit of trying to kill Yukiterus friends, family, and enemies alike. She even tries to keep him as a drugged up prisoner so that he wont leave her. Shes crazy, but lovable but also really kind of terrifying.
Did we miss any of your favorite yandere girls from anime on this list? Tell us all about those killer beauties in the comments section below.
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Top 10 Best Yandere Anime Girls List Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Yandere Anime Girls List. Another “dere” character that we will discuss today is called the Yandere character. Initially, Yandere is an ordinary character and usually sweet, but when the story goes on, this character becomes brutal and wild, even they don’t hesitate to kill. Today, I’ll give you the list of the Best Yandere Girl Character in Anime. So, let’s get started.
Anna Nishikinomiya From Shimoneta to lu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
Anna is the student council president. She is Tanukichi Okuma’s crush when they were child. Anna is depicted as a very beautiful girl with her big boobs and her silver short hair. As student council president, Anna is a responsible person, regardless of her status. She is an innocent person and doesnt know anything about things related to sex. However, due to the accidental first kiss with Okuma, from here on, Anna becomes a crazy girl who always tries to be close to Okuma and get the “love nectar” from him, even sometimes Anna can be very obsessive. She mentioned that her behavior shows her love and the acts of justice. At the beginning, it was said that Anna could not distinguish between love and lust. She has another side of herself which is her Yanderes personality. This was shown when she pointed scissors to Ayame Kajous neck when she found out that Okuma and Kajou were together.
9. Misa Amane From Death Note
In the Death Note series, Misa is a popular model and the supporter of Kira. After obtaining the Death Note, Misa gets the power of the Shinigami in the form of the eye of truth, where this power will later be useful for investigating the identity of L. Misa looks for Kiras whereabouts and thanks him for killing the man who killed her family. So, Misa offers help and cooperation to Kira, She will dedicate her life to Kira or Light Yagami. Misa always looks cute with her long hair that is often tied up. At the beginning of the story, Misa is very obsessed with Kira and will do anything to help him.
8. Kaede Fuyou From Shuffle!
Kaede Fuyou or commonly called Kae-Chan is a childhood friend of Rin Tsuchimi, who has lived together since Kaedes mother died in an accident that took her life. Kaede is a beautiful girl who has sky blue eyes with a slim and small body. Kaede is also a girl who is simple, polite, and soft-spoken. She also has an attractive appearance and she does very good at homework. But, if there is something happen to Rin, Kaede will do anything for him until she forgets about her own life. Everytime Kaede has hard and difficult times, she seems to be under severe mental stress and acts violently. Kaede belongs to Yandere girl, since her eyes turn soulless and empty, her usual soft face becomes terrifying and threatening, every time Kaede enters Yandere mode.
7. Lucy From Elfen Lied
Lucy or Kaede, her real name, is an anti-heroine character from the Elfen Lied series. Kaede is one of the first of the diclonni, which is a human sub-species that appears and is known to have horns with extraordinary killing abilities. Commonly known as Queen Diclonius, Lucy is an individual who is difficult to describe by good or evil standards. She was both cruelly tortured and also a sadistic tormentor for others, this was driven by mental disorders at a young age caused by the cruelty that always surrounded her. Although she never expected love, but sometimes, she gets the opportunity to see that it might happen to people like her. Lucy also has a love affair with a man named Kouta, a boy whom she met when she was a child and met again as an adult.
6. Shion Sonozaki From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Shion is one of the main characters in the Higurashi series and becomes the twin sibling of Sonozaki Mion. Shion becomes popular for having extraordinary mental disorders and a very clever assassin. Even though she has a feminine and elegant look, but behind all that, she is very smart, cunning, and manipulative. Shion really hates St. Lucia and call it as a Factory for manufacturing ladies. One day, she disguised as Mion, when she met Satoshi, Shion considered him as a nice and attractive man, which then immediately turned into love, the moment Satoshi gently patted her head.
5. Akane Hiyama From Renai Boukun
She is the prettiest idol girl in the school. Akane is a classmate of Seiji, the main character in this anime. She is depicted with long red hair tied and red eyes. In the beginning, Akane is an idol that Seiji loved so much without knowing about Akanes true personality. It started when Seiji and Guri accidentally kissed in front of Akane, in a rush of pure anger, she tried to kill both of them. With her Yandere face, Akane tried to explain to Seiji that she had feelings for him. Akane also will not hesitate to attack those who want to have a relationship and get close to Seiji, as if Akane will kill them for sure. Akane is one of the original and pure Yandere types, despite being seen as an innocent girl. Her love for Seiji seemed so strong that she was willing to commit suicide.
4. Kurumi Tokisaki From Date A Live
Because of her brutal actions, Kurumi is called the worst spirit Saiaku no Seirei. Her appearance as a young girl makes her very famous, even her popularity surpassed the main character of this series. When dressed as a school girl, Kurumi usually wears black stockings and shoes with her black hair tied up. Meanwhile, when she becomes a spirit, Kurumi wears a Gothic Lolita dress in orange and black, also her one eye is in the form of a clock that describes the strength of its time. You could tell that Kurumi is quite sadistic compared to other spirits. Even though the cruel figure of Kurumi is very obsessed with Shido Itsuka, she loves animals very much. It’s proven when a group of young people were shooting kittens with rubber bullets, she killed all the youth at once.
3. Satou Matsuzaka From Happy Sugar Life
Satou is the main character in this anime. She learned about love for the first time when she met Shio Koube and lived together in an apartment. But, Satou wrote a document of her stay with her aunt in order to protect Shio. Satou is depicted as a young girl who has white skin and pink hair tied up. She likes to carry a bag that contains a taser, knife and other tools that she might use to protect herself or possibly to commit murder. She is a manipulative person. Satou is willing to lie and even cheat to get what she wants, especially when she can stay with Shio. The yandere side of Satou is also triggered due to the upbringing of her aunt who taught Satou with crazy ethics. Because of the wrong teachings she received, Satou became a person who has no love emotions.
2. Kotonoha Katsura From School Days
One of the heroines in the School Days anime. When she was dating Makoto Itou, Kotonoha was basically a polite, beautiful, and plump girl that Makoto first liked. When she reacts to Makotos feelings, their relationship began. Being raised in a rich family and has a beautiful face with fair skin and dark purple eyes and smooth straight hair makes her less sociable since other girls are jealous with her. Perhaps, if Makoto didnt have an affair with another girl, Kotonoha would still be a kawaii girl without having yandere side.
1. Yuno Gasai From Mirai Nikki
It is abvious that the first position will go to Yuno, the best yandere character in the world of anime at the moment. Yuno is the protagonist character in the anime Mirai Nikki and also the girlfriend of Yukiteru Amano. Yuno is the second owner of the diary in the survival game and the owner of Yukiterus diary or commonly known as the diary of future love. Since the initial episode, Yuno was very obsessed with Amano. She is described as a pretty girl who is popular and smart, has pink hair tied up. Yunos personality is also ambiguous, because mostly she is cute and feminine, but on the other hand, she covers her dark side which is cruelly cold and calculating. Her obsession with Amano is getting crazy so that she will hurt those who are suspected to take Amano from her, regardless their status, whether they are her rival, her friends, or even her relative.
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