Coolest Anime Villains

This list is the list of all those villains that prove that if you're evil you don't have to moan about it but instead kill everyone in sight and look cool in doing so.

The Top Ten

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

The hero who chose to be a villain.
A genius once in a millennium.
The genius hidden in the darkness.
The most awesome, badass, genius, cool and did I mention genius?! Character in the history of anime ever.

My favourite character in Naruto

It's funny how itachi is the coolest anime villain and sasuke is the stupidest anime villain

He is not a villain remove him from the list
( do not get me wrong itachi is a great character)

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2 Pain/Nagato - Naruto Shippuden

The world shall know pain

Well he did turn good

Know Pain!


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3 Perfect Cell - Dragonball Z

He was created to always have a need for power no matter how strong he got. Nobody can kill him without destroying every cell in his body. At that time vegeta could destroy the planet without breaking a sweat but cell was even stronger than that.

You're kidding right?
His design was the best of all the Dragon Ball enemies. Toriyama said that the would have become the strongest of DBZ (with the exception of Vegito) if he regenerated his body more times.
He wasn't not only powerful, he was evil, killing thousands or maybe millions of people for his own.
Almost destroyed the earth, almost the Solar System, but the best he did, was kill Goku.

Sucker uchiha is number 1?

4 Hollow Ichigo - Bleach Hollow Ichigo - Bleach

He is hell of a villain. Whenever he pops out he is the strongest among everyone with a unique style.

Hey, FYI... Sasuke, Nagato, Light, Itachi, and Hollow Ichigo aren't techinally villains... So... Yeah. Just saying. If you really want a cool VILLAIN, then Aizen is the way to go.

so epic


5 Light - Death Note

Light is probably the coolest and the smartest villain of all anime

He is very intelligent and handsome cool guy there's nothing to say something else with it.

The villain you are guaranteed to like. No contest.

6 Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night Gilgamesh is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. He is the Archer-class servant of Tokiomi Tohsaka and a secondary antagonist during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero. He reprises his role as a secondary antagonist during the Fifth more.

One of the most complex and underestimated villan in anime of all time. He is the one who blends the personalities of the trickster, the chessmaster, the manipulative bastard, the edonist, the sadist, the Übermensch (more in zero), the sinner with all the 7 deadly sins together inside one person.

7 Johan Liebert - Monster Johan Liebert - Monster

THIS GUY IS AWESOME. Whenever he kills, he remains calm and does not blink an eye. Overall he's very intelligent, manipulative, calculating, pure evil, insane, calm, cold, and in my opinion hot. He's one of the
Coolest villains EVER!

Even Itachi and the other two.

8 Frieza - Dragonball Z Frieza - Dragonball Z Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is more.

He's the best I love him

9 Yami Bakura - Yu-Gi-Oh! Yami Bakura - Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yami Bakura is a cool-acting, cool-looking villain (hero to me). He's classy and wily and most appealing.

10 Giovanni - Pokemon

The Contenders

11 Kirei Kotomine - Fate/Stay Night Kirei Kotomine - Fate/Stay Night Kirei Kotomine is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. He is the main antagonist of Fate/Zero and the general main antagonist of Fate/stay night. In Fate/stay night, he plays an important role in the unfolding events in all three routes, more.

Most badass master in the series and he never gives up on his goal and lets nothing stand in his way.

12 Hisoka - Hunter x Hunter Hisoka - Hunter x Hunter

Hisoka is a creep, getting orgasms over little kids, getting into terrifying situations just to fight strong guys and has absolutely no fear for anyone!

He's such an awesome and cool villi an he's unbearable and also an awesome fighter though he's scary sometimes but really cool

He should be number 1. Seems like people don't watch hunter x hunter much... Well, their loss...

This is the BEST character ever! I mean Togashi wasn't afraid to create a whole new level of weirdness... IT IS AWESOME!

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13 Deidara - Naruto Shippuden Deidara - Naruto Shippuden

Deidara is an artistic, cool-looking villain (hero to me). He's hot and sly and most appealing.

I personally don't like how they make all the good looking guys evil, Deidara in this case

I wish he was never a villain. He's just too awesome for that.

14 Madara Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden Madara Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden 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.
15 Sasori of the Red Sand - Naruto Shippuden Sasori of the Red Sand - Naruto Shippuden

Sasori was just plain awesome! And he has a sad but interesting background. He should be in the top ten!

16 Yami Marik - Yu-Gi-Oh!
17 Dio - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

By far the best villain in the series.

18 Queen Beryl - Sailor Moon Queen Beryl - Sailor Moon
19 Sousuke Aizen - Bleach

Just screams the epitome of COOLness.

Very badass

20 Crocodile - One Piece

Croc for the win

21 James - Pokemon
22 Obito Uchiha/Tobi - Naruto Shippuden Obito Uchiha/Tobi - Naruto Shippuden

I feel for the guy, man. No matter how stupid he was.


He likes turtles
that makes him cool

23 Anti-Spiral (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

This guy owns his own demension where he has 100% control over EVERYTHING!
He has the ability to grow to any size he pleases or at least large enough to overpower his foes. Larger than GALAXIES UPON GALAXIES IN SIZE! Of yeah, did I mention the fact that this guy committed GENOCIDE ON OVER HALF OF ALL GALAXIES!

24 Cindy Campbell - Squid Girl

I don't like Cindy at all, but she's pretty cool.

25 Vicious - Cowboy Bebop

Bebop is one of the VERY FEW animes that is for grownups and actually makes sense!

26 Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Evil and a peng villain. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

27 Dr. Tomoe - Sailor Moon
28 Medusa Gorgon - Soul Eater Medusa Gorgon - Soul Eater
29 The Major - Hellsing Ultimate The Major - Hellsing Ultimate

This dude may be hated by most, but I looove the guy! Something about him... He is everything a villain should be! Evil... Check! Crazy... Check! Violent... Check! Smart... Check! Leads a badass army... Check! Cyborg... Check! Hidden agenda... Check! War monger... Triple check! What I'm saying is... I love The Major, and I love all of Millennium, except Zorin... She is horrible! In fact... I'm going as him for Halloween!

30 Schneizel - Code Geass
31 Zeleph - Fairy Tail

Isn't his name Zeref? - Goku02

32 Father - FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
33 Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Envy is sooo damn cool he's just so cute too and an amazing villian he deserves a better position

34 Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
35 Kazundo Gouda - Ghost In the Shell
36 Nui Harime - Kill La Kill Nui Harime - Kill La Kill
37 Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

This guy is without a doubt the best villain in Naruto, one of the best villains in all of anime. I like Itachi but he wasn't a villain, he was an anti-hero. Orochimaru, however, was a full-fledged villain and some believe that he is still evil. He'd kidnap innocent children to perform inhumane experiments on them just for personal gain. He left Konoha and came back to destroy it on multiple occasions. Killed hundreds of thousands of people. Creepy laugh and intimidating attitude. Simply one glance from this guy would knock you out cold; he's that scary looking-no Sharingan necessary. And if he ever does get the Sharingan, you better run. Cause he's gonna be your worst nightmare.

Best naruto character hands down.all hail orochimaru-sama

38 Wrath - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
39 Raditz - Dragon Ball Z Raditz - Dragon Ball Z

I LOVE Raditz to death! He's sexy and badass at the same time! And he proves during his battle with Goku and Piccolo that he's NOT weak! Raditz forever!

He's in the top 40 of all anime?...that's...that's pretty awesome. Now if only he were in the top 10. Honestly, he is by far my favorite character let alone villain in anime. LOVE this guy - taishisohma

Love Raditz! Although in one of the campaigns of one of the DBZ games, he was really hard to beat and overly annoying in the game. However, he redeemed himself by going aginst Goku and Piccolo

40 Kayaba Akihiko - Sword Art Online

Looking back on Kayaba's character, it was actually pretty badass how he didn't even need a tragic reason to trap every player in SAO. Not to mention that he gives no cares in the world about who dies in Aincrad. He simply did it to create a virtual world where he can control it. No tragic past, no jealousy, and not even just for sadism. By the way, did I mention his avatar looks so cool?

Kayaba last place?! This list is sad. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

41 Beatrice - Umineko no Naku Koro ni
42 Pride - FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
43 Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z
44 Robert Haydn - Law of Ueki
45 Kisshu - Tokyo Mew Mew
46 Arachne - Soul Eater
47 Shōgo Makishima - Psycho-Pass

This guy is so awesome though I want to hate him but unfortunately I can't he's just so cool it's so hard to hate him he's the best lovable villian and damn cool

48 Haruka Seameyer - Dimension W Haruka Seameyer - Dimension W
49 Dilandau Albatou - Escaflowne

Pyro sadist with a hint of awesomeness coolest villain ever

Dilanadu is love
Dilandau is life.

50 Yoshikage Kira - JoJo's Bizarre adventure

He is the best

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night
2. Kirei Kotomine - Fate/Stay Night
3. Anti-Spiral (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
1. Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
2. Hisoka - Hunter x Hunter
3. Envy - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
1. Itachi Uchiha - Naruto
2. Perfect Cell - Dragonball Z
3. Hollow Ichigo - Bleach

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