Top 10 Emo Anime Characters

I am NOT Emo, I just love their lustrous character. I'd like to see who's king of all Emos.
The Top Ten
1 L L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

L is a cute, awkward sugar addict, he really loves his sweets, cakes, tea and sugar cubes! I too, also love how smart L is, he suspected Light ever since and L is ALWAYS RIGHT. He is the worlds number 1 detective (not to mention he is so full of style! ) But it is really sad how lonely he is, even though he chooses to work alone. He allowed Light to participate inside the Kira investagation, but then Light did act as a friend, but ONLY to gain his trust. L knew he was going to die, and had a back-up plan (Mello) so he was always one step ahead of Light, and eventually Light was defeated.
L is definitely no ordinary emo

He is amazing! Brilliant, and doesn't really need anyone's help, but appears to be lonley, which makes you just want to hug him. I personally love how intelligent he is, but he doesn't have much confidence in himself, even though he knows he is right (like how he knew Light Yagami was Kira throughout the whole series; because he is lonley and Light acted as a friend, and he is not confident when others disagree, he did not want to admit that he was correct about this). defines emo as a person who is overly emotional or full of angst. This in my opinion does not describe L. L is a genius who has eccentric tendencies but I wouldn't say he was angsty. He's not emo. Someone who is overly emotional would be a character like Tamaki from Host Club or Sasuke from Naruto. L has more control over his emotions and keeps a cooler head when making deductions. He deserves praise as a genius yes but not as being an overly emotional emo.

The reason why I was interested to watch death note before I knew anything about what was really the anime about, was L face. Creep me out so much! I thought he was some kind of evil pervert or something. Watched the series and fell in love with him instantly! So sweet and charming, and those eyeshadows makes him look so hot! Love L!

2 Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I agree. He is definitely not a lovable emo. He is the worst emo out there. He is involved with himself. "Nobody understands my pain", "I'm different," "You don't understand" like he seriously has issues. Forget about his past, and I bet he would still have that egotistical personality of his. He is an emotional wreck. He seems to have this deranged mentality that because he had a horrible past, he can treat everyone like crap. He is so self driven (I'll give him determination) that he so over-emotional and takes things too extreme. And along with his dark get up too, I'm not surprised this character is far on this list.

He was just an innocent kid who loved life being around his clan and family. You love your family and you have this innocence about you that you don't know anything yet. Unaware that there was gonna be a Coup d'état, a conflict between the clan and the village. The biggest worry is disappointing your father that's the biggest worry. But relatively he's happy and he comes from that innocence that happiness to seeing his whole clan murdered and his parents dead. And then he was put in a genjutsu and tortured in his mind as well. Here you are a kid you're just now maturing and going through all of this traumatic experience all this trauma and I can't understand why you'd not be normal after that. What person would be normal after all of that. Live in this area and you've got your family around you and then next thing you know, they're dead. Would you be normal after that? Would anyone be normal after that? No. That would traumatize anyone to a certain extent, change their perspectives ...more

This kid has been emo since the very start of Naruto to the end. He was sitting there with his hands folded in front of his face stating how he was going to kill someone..Then he's all like "I'm an avenger! " Ok go join Iron Man and Hulk then you big baby. He was always whining that Naruto could never understand him. He sounds like my little bro when he's all hyped up on his emotional puberty stage slamming his bedroom door. Then Sasuke was all "I'm going to sever these bonds" and "I'm special too! " Ok have a snickers. You're not you when you're hungry. And yet Sasuke is always hungry..for vengeance! Even when he gets his wish of killing his bro it's not enough because he finds out whoops! the village counsil actually had Itachi kill your clan. New goal: destroy village. Next new goal: become Hokage. Next next new goal: travel. Make up you're mind! Absolutely the emo-ist of emo that ever emo'd.

All this foolishness about him cutting himself is stupid. Yea he is kinda emo and of course he's awesome. Put yourself in his place. If your older brother who you loved and cared for suddenly turned evil and killed all of your family and then tells you to get stronger to challenge him one day, what would you do? He is all alone for a reason but his backstory and his drive makes him one of the best characters in Naruto

3 Ulquiorra Cifer Ulquiorra Cifer is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ulquiorra is my favorite character of all time. I definitely think that he belongs on this list but I have one complaint... Emo means emotional, Ulquiorra has no emotions, until the very end (and even then he is stating he has found his heart). My favorite quote comes from the manga where his past is revealed, "The things reflected in my eyes mean nothing. The things that aren't reflected do not exist. There is nothing... In you... And in me..." His aspect of death is nihilism, and we all eventually get tired of Sasuke (I know I am...)

I think Ulquiorra is one of the best emo anime characters ever! Hiding from his own fellow hollows when he was still a hollow. Hiding his emotions from everyone, even Aizen. When he died, he said deep words which truly proved that he hid his emotions and only revealed it when he died. A true emo!

He kidnapped Orihime and just told her straight - "o not ask any questions. Do not say anything. You have no rights. What you hold in your hand is the rope to the guillotine above your friends' necks. Nothing more. Understand, girl. This is not a negotiation, it's an order. " with the straightest face ever. So bad ass.

Unlike any other anime, Ulquiorra is the only male anime who died peacefully and revealed his first calming expression ever before he disappeared into dust.

He is the only anime who caught my attention about this

4 Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Itachi Uchiha is the most emo character I've seen right after sauske and madara and obito. He murderd his entire family (being forced to, blah blah spoilers) and wouldn't you be emo if you had to kill your entire clan and knowing rthe burden you put on your little cute brother? He loved his clan but he loved his villages protection even more. He is in my top ten best character, the hot test, the emoest, and the amazing and more. So he is really great and I hope you vote on him because automatically if there is itachi related stuff I will automatically squeal of excite! Ment and die of fangirlism.

Itachi literally looks as if he doesn't care but he actually does. Perfect emo material. Sasuke is also an emo in my opinion but I believe that Itachi is more of the emo type. Sasuke also easily gets attention unlike Itachi who can easily blend in.

There is no comment needed. If you the character then you will agree that he is the best. There is no doubt that he should be top of the list.

His hair style is so nice.

5 Gaara Gaara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is the jinchuuriki of the one-tailed shukaku and can control sand that is stored in his gourd.

Gaara is a REAL emo.
He wears eyeliner, and just look at his hair.
He has love on his forehead and his hair is red.
HECK one of the flashbacks even show him cutting himself.
There is no anime character more hot or emo than gaara

I agree that Gaara is pretty emo, but he doesn't wear eyeliner and whoever thinks that is a damn idiot. In the anime it even says that it's from not getting enough sleep..

Gaara is not doubt sexy. But he doesn't wear eye liner. It's because of from lack of sleep. Back then, he couldn't sleep or else Shukaku would have gotten out

You just have to look at Gaara to tell that's he's emo. Plus he loves the sight of blood, or used to before Naruto changed him

6 Zero Kiryu

Zero should at least be in the top ten by now! He's dark and mysterious and afraid of what he could and would do to Yuki. He hides his inner self away from anybody else who might try to hurt him just like the day he turned into a vampire. What's more emo than that?

Zero is hot! He's so mysterious and so lonely, zero is a really sad person, I just want to give him a big hug. I was glad he ended up with yuuki at the end, but I want more romantic scenes of them together.

He hates vampires. He is a vampire. Dude upon all anime characters he hates himself a lot. That makes him a really strong Emo.

Mysterious, dark, cool, and he's always quiet. He tries to stay away from most people and doesn't really talk to girls. He's emo.

7 Nagato Nagato (Also known by his alias "Pain") is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He is such an emo. He is one of the most emo characters I've ever seen. I feel just like him.

Nagato is powerful than itachi & absolutely an emo natured guy

8 Madara Uchiha Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, more.

I think out of all of them, Madara is the most emo of them all. After all, he wants revenge, and is really emotional even though he is strong and... I really don't know why Ulquiorra is second, he DOES look emo but that is just the way he looks because, how can someone who doesn't even have emotions be emo? He is just plain badass%~! But... anyway... I love all the characters here... even if they are emo, 'cause they all have reasons to be the way they are%!

So.. yeah... every one from Naruto is emo just because thy are sad and angry all the time, like- if you had tragic past you will be sad and angry too-_-
Look at Naruto- he has really sad and tragic past but does he look emo - no.
But Madara just wants power, that's it.

By putting madara on this list it feels like every uchiha is automatically emo. I've already seen 3 in the top 10.

No not emo, just obseseed with power and where in the definition of emo is power hungry tyrant that wants to be imortal.

9 Lelouch Lamperouge Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Sometimes I really wonder do people know what emo is... like really!
And there is a difference between emo and just messed up child
By this logic everyoe from Mirai Nikki is emo, mostly Yuno - cause she's crazy, she likes death, killing and has a tragic past
Yeah -_-

He is just so negative upon the world. And he hates his parents, isn't that reason enough?

Lelouch embodies what Emo is... Enough said

10 The Six Paths of Pain
The Contenders
11 Crona

Crona is very emo, if you ask me. Sometimes I actually want to read his/her poetry sometimes for some reason..."I don't know how to deal with it! "

It isn't Crona's upbringing that made Crona emo. It's the fact that not even Crona can tell if he's a boy or a girl.

Out of all the emo characters I know I think Crona is the most emo she deserves to be first.

Very Emo. And to top it all off we don't even know if Crona's male or female.

12 Mei Misaki Mei Misaki is the female protagonist of Another and a student of Class 3-3 in 1998. She was labeled by her classmates as "the one that does not exist."

Mei is how I picture emo. She has no friends and is emotional over the idea of getting any friends. She doesn't have any fake friends and doesn't want to take help but I like how she won't let anyone take advantage of that either, at least in the beginning of the anime.

She wears an eyepatch over one of her eyes, wears dark clothing most of the time, raven black hair, and pale skin. How much more emo could you get?

I just think it's a great emo name, I drew a emo boy and named it after her because it's a boy version of her

13 Kaneki Ken

Kaneki should have been 2 right after L but right in front of sasuke kaneki was always depressed and he is an orphan plus he's just plain emo (and screams a lot.. like a LOT)

Kaneki is my life. I love him. He really should have been either 2nd or 1st

Kaneki should have been no. 1

My favorite emo anime character. hanae natsuki really gave everything he have for crying, screaming

14 Sanji (One Piece) Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.

Sanji is a lively womanizer. How the hell is he emo?

15 Zeref Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder more.

Emo embodied. A guy who's looking for another guy just so that the other guy can kill him. Not exactly happy.

He hates humanity. He hates himself. He is always sad or angry. He wants to die and he's immortal. How sad.

He had a tragic life and wants to die. My favourite in Fairy Tail.

YES - He is indeed very emo! He truly does hate himself!

16 Uta (Tokyo Ghoul)

Love his undercut hairstyle and his whole design. I like his eccentric personality too.

His Second Name is emo

The black. Hot though

The name is cool

17 Alucard (Hellsing) Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

Alucard, Ciel, L, Ryuk, ANYONE from Hellsing, Death Note, and Black Butler are NOT Emo. Alucard is Goth. Ciel is Goth. L is just an introverted detective, Ryuk is Goth, and I can go ALL day on which characters are and are not Goth. Black Butler, Death Note and Hellsing is a GOTH anime. NOT an Emo anime.

Alucard is not Emo, Ciel is not Emo, L is not Emo, Ryuk is not Emo, Sebastian is not Emo, none of these characters from Hellsing, Black Butler and Death Note are Emo. These three anime(s) are just Dark/Gothic anime and these characters are more Gothic. Except L, he's more of an introverted guy.

This dude is just awesome. And Emo. Well, not really, but the way he looks, it gives off that "Emo" styling. Like, when you first see him, you automatically thing, "Man, this guy must be Emo."

18 Shinji Ikari (Evangelion)

Shinji is the most emo character in all of fiction! He suffers from an escapist depression amongst other social disorders and constantly struggles to hold himself together. His sole objective in life is to love and be loved back and believes that the love he does receive is undeserved due to his status as an EVA pilot. He wants to connect with people but ends up isolating himself and blocking out the world with earphones playing the same damn song on repeat. He even gives up on humanity as a whole!

Shinji may not be likable at all, but he is DEFINITELY the most emo anime character of all time. #1 all the way in my book.

Anyone seen Neon Genesis Evangelion? Or maybe End of Evangelion?

Why is this guy not number one?

19 Ryuk (Death Note) Ryuk is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Everyone from Death Note is crazy and looks emo, punk or goth... But they are shinigamis, so you know- they have to look dark and such...

Some how I found Rem more Emo than Ryuk. That apple obsession though.

Ryuk is a shinigami I would say he is more of goth then emo.. Now L Ryusaki is emo..

Ryuk is goth, Rem and L is emo.

20 Tomoko Kuroki

She is an emo. Because of her hair. But she is addicted of anime video games

She has bags under her eyes bangs and is into yandere boys. definitely emo

I mean, the anime name is literally "No matter how you look at it, it's your guys' fault I'm not popular"

21 Ciel Phantomhive Earl Ciel Phantomhive (シエル・ファントムハイヴ, Shieru Fantomuhaivu) is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series, Black Butler and the current head of the Phantomhive house, the notorious Queen's Watchdog, the owner of the Funtom Corporation, and an Aristocrat of Evil. He is the son of Vincent and Rachel Phantomhive and the younger twin brother of "Ciel Phantomhive".

Guys, ever heard of a difference between goth and emo?

It's known as goth. Get It right.

22 Akemi Homura Homura Akemi is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

I wouldn't say she is a full on hardcore emo, but living through a lot of crap, focusing all of your love and life on one person, wearing a lot of black, and being the Sasuke Uchiha of your new school. I guess that puts her somewhere on this list.

Homura is a very emo character and I don't blame her after all she's been through.

Madoka Kaname last episode. Enough said.

I can be a lot like her at times.

23 Levi Ackerman Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".
24 Vegeta Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegeta isn't an Emo... None of the characters from DBZ are anything like Emos...

25 Jellal Fernandes Jellal Fernandes is a childhood friend of Erza Scarlet. When he lost his own memory, he was a Dark Mage who desperately sought to revive Zeref via the R-System. Jellal served as the main antagonist of the Tower of Heaven arc and is currently a member and co-founder of Crime Sorcière.

I'm surprised Jellal is so low. This guy wants to die. But he's the best and is extremely kind. When he was little he was strong-willed and has a strong sense in justice, then when he grew up he was possessed and wanted to die to atone for sins he hasn't committed... Now he's fighting to redeem himself and atone for everything he's done when he was being manipulated...

Yes. Just yes. Emo to the core. He may not wear black all the time but, by far the most emo personality ever. But he's got a heart of gold. He tries not to let the past overtake him but sometimes he falters. And he fights for the woman he loved. What more can you ask for...

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