Top Ten Anime/Manga With the Best Villains

The Top Ten Anime/Manga With the Best Villains

1 Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

In the manga, you can’t help feel sympathy for them where you would get disgusted by them at first. - Undistinguished

2 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Light Yagami is the villain...what would you expect. - Undistinguished

3 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.

In his pre-Schrodinger form he was a monster and unkillable. He made countless people tremble just when he entered a battle and brought others down to there knees with nothing more than his regeneration abilities, but they're not to be taken lightly. He was shown entering a door and then plastered with bullets from at least 12 zombie vampire things holding fully automatic weapons each having a clip with a minimum of 30 bullets AT LEAST. after all shots were unloaded on him laid on the floor just a pile of mush and soon after laughed and regenerated completely along with his clothes and looked flawless afterwards. His power was far beyond measure and not to mention cool. I could rewatch him transforming over and over unleashing that wave of death mutilating and crushing, along with ripping apart any flesh that got to close. He was a legend before and then when he absorbed schrodinger he practically became the god of his world. His regeneration abilities were now equal to his ...more

4 Hunter x Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video more.

Yes, yes, yeees!

5 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

Wrath, Solf J. Kimblee, Pride, Greed, Envy, Gluttony...everyone except for Shou Tucker was awesome. - Undistinguished

I disagree about Tucker. I can understand why you hate him, but he's a great villain.

6 Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

Because orochimaru is in it

7 Monster Monster (Japanese: モンスター Hepburn: Monsutā, sometimes referred to as "Naoki Urasawa's Monster") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. Monster has been critically acclaimed, with the manga having won several awards and its anime adaptation being called one of more.

Damn scary brah

8 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

Frieza is classic and one of the most iconic and recognizable anime villain of all time! He's pure evil and is the very epitome of what a true villain s. - Goku02


9 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. more.

One of the reasons that Bleach is popular is the great villains. Espada rock! - Tia-Harribel

10 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

Dio Brando - A vampire and the main antagonist of the series. The archenemy of the Joestar family.

Kars - Leader of the Pillar Men/the ultimate being.

Yoshikage Kira - A serial killer who just wants a quiet life. He also blows stuff up and turn back time.

Diavolo - Leader of an Italian mafia who wants to stay hidden from society.

Enrico Pucci - Dio's closest friend who whishes to "obtain heaven."

Funny Valentine - The president of the US who wants to make America the best country in the world, and erase its bad luck. - Vixylafoen

Jojo has had most amazing villains and antagonists in writing. DIO, Diavolo, Kira Yoshikage, Pucci and above all of them Funny Valentine. Only one who has come close to Valentine are Johan from Monster and Meruem from HxH

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11 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

Lots of awesome characters whether they be good or bad. Uta and Touka are my favorites.

12 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.
13 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.

The titans were all bland and boring. Worst villains ever!

14 Gintama Gin Tama, also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump.
15 Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani & Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi.
16 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.

My favourite characters are Zeref, Jellal and Ultear. This series has badass villain, though all three of them are not evil at all in my opinion. ( Zeref had a dark past and good motives, Jellal was manipulated, Ultear was misguided and deceived ). - Goku02

17 Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.
18 Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.
19 Fate/Zero Fate/Zero is a series of light novels written by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. An anime adaptation of Fate/Zero was jointly produced by Aniplex, nitroplus, Type-Moon, Seikaisha, and Ufotable that ran from 2011-2012.

Kirei and Gilgamesh. Enough said. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

20 One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.
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23 Alita: Battle Angel
24 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

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