Top Ten Emo Anime Characters

BEWARE: I am NOT Emo, I just love their lustrious character. I'd like to see who's king of all Emos.

The Top Ten

1 L

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).

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

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!

He is such sexy and handsome character that I loved. L is not bad guy. I was cried, when I saw his death. If he was alive first he must meet me, then Light

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

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

Dude, this kid's always been emo. That's what I thought like, the first page that he made an appearence.

The dude is seriously emo. He has issues. He keeps saying "nobody understands me" and "I'm different". He regards people as nuisances who don't know anything. He is OVER emotional about certain matters (pertaining to him). I could seriously see Sasuke listening to Dashboard Confessional while cutting himself someday. (Not that I am trying to offend anyone. )

I think he is a bigger emo then L since he does't love anyone and barly show love to his family. L is a cool/funny guy but I think sasuke is a pure emo

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3 Ulquiorra Cifer

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...)

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.

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 has a form called true despair ... I don't think it should be any argument that he is the MOST emo anime character

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

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.

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.

I don't think so... Well.. I do a little... But come on.. He was known as the PRIDE OF THE GREAT UCHIHA CLAN... !

Itachi is a HOT emo

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5 Kiryuu Zero

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?

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

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.

The best Emo of all!

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6 Gaara No Sabaku

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

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 isn't emo... Just hates everyone since he thinks they are all idiots. - Animeartist23


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7 Madara Uchiha 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.

Very much one of my favorites! - maddyday

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%!

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

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.

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8 Lelouch Lamperouge 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.

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

Well his hair and his opinion on death explains it all

Lelouch embodies what Emo is... Enough said

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 -_-

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9 Crona Crona

"I don't know how to deal with this..." :(

She's pretty damn emo if you think abut it...

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! "

Crona doesn't know how to deal with being on this list

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10 Nagato Nagato

He's just plain Rebel Emo -

Im so happy that he is "alive" again, along with Sasori

Nagato is powerful than itachi & absolutely an emo natured guy

The Contenders

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

I love ryuk and his fashion is emo! :D

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

He's from death not, no more said

I whatch the episode

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13 Mei Misaki Mei Misaki

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.

I'm dressing up as her for Halloween

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?

She's badasss laugh out loud

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14 Sanji - One Piece 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 like no where near emo

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

He is definitely not emo. HE IS A WOMANISER - EMO_TRASH


15 Zeref 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, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. more.

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

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

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

He also experienced fright ( when he first found out about his powers and accidentally killed his teachers ) and happiness ( in the short period of time that his brother Natsu was alive ( before he got revived ) ). - Goku02

He had a tragic life and wants to die. My favourite in Fairy Tail. - Goku02

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16 Shinji Ikari Shinji Ikari

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?

He should win the top spot,

17 Alucard Hellsing Alucard Hellsing

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.

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."

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.

18 Kaneki Ken Kaneki Ken

The real geek turned emo kid

Kaneki should have been no. 1

love him


19 Akemi Homura

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.

20 Vegeta Vegeta Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

My favorites are trunks and Goku and Gokus son but vegeta is rude

Hi hair is black enough said

He is the greatest emo
Maybe after broly

Vegeta isn't an Emo just because he has black hair... like seriously? -_-
by the way neither is Goku

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