The worst anime characters of all time is subjective but only to a degree.
Sometimes, anime or otherwise, a person can be so hated and annoying, that most seem to agree with it.
Sometimes It’s herd mentality, but a lot of times it’s just the person (or anime character) being unbearable or immoral beyond belief.
Let’s talk about those characters in particular.
1. Princess Flare Jioral (Redo Of Healer)
Princess Flare, who’s later renamed “Freiya” isn’t the pink haired girl you expected to see first. But she’s earned herself the crown.
She’s a colonist in Redo Of Healer. Her position within the kingdom is used and abused, and they often oppress and steal from the average person.
In some cases they murder demi-humans, and then in public will preach how it’s “the demon lord” who’s responsible for all the tragedies.
In reality, Princess Flare is one of the main culprits, and she relishes in the savagery her power and position allows her to do in silence.
This is ultimately why Keyaru, the MC, gets revenge years after she tortures, r*pes, abuses, and enslaves him in his teenage years.
2. Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Shou Tucker is one of those guys who looks kind, innocent, and self righteous on the surface. He has the smile to trick those who are naïve.
The outcome of this scene and episode is well known. So much so that it’s a meme and has been forever.
Memes aside though, Shou Tucker has become one of the most hated (and worst) anime characters of all time.
3. Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
I hate to say it since it’s said so many times, but it’s true. And I say that in spite of Sakura’s “merits” in the Naruto series.
Not to mention her being a hottie.
As a character, Sakura is written horribly. I’m talking more about the anime in particular.
She’s designed to fawn over, or as people say these days, SIMP over Sasuke. He’s Sakura’s entire world.
Even in spite of the disrespect he naturally shows Sakura (even trying to killer her), she throws herself at him and kisses his ass.
That’s not the worst of Sakura. It’s more what happens in the first season of Naruto.
She’s made to be annoying, and has no real relevance as a protagonist.
Almost every fight she’s turned into a cheerleader and nothing more. And it’s the main source of disdain her character has in the anime community.
4. Prime Minister Honest (Akame Ga Kill)
Prime Minister Honest (think about how arrogant his name is) has a barbaric reputation in
He’s a savage.
He’s responsible for the wide spread corruption in the world. Imposing heavy taxes on villages that are impossible to pay for example.
In public he has people beheaded for all to see. People are killed for the smallest thing which is why they all live mostly in fear.
Worst of all, Prime Minister Honest uses a naïve kid to rule the kingdom by brainwashing him, while Honest hides in the background to avoid scrutiny.
He, and the anime’s plot, represents a world no same person should ever allow to become a reality.
5. Shinji Matou (Fate Stay Night)
Shinji Matou is a c*nt to say the least. But he’s the type to act that way from a safe distance, behind the protection of others, or to people with no boundaries.
One example is his treatment towards Sakura in the Fate series. She’s not the most confident person and isn’t likely to stand up for herself.
Given the way the anime plays out, Shinji in some ways is lucky considering his attitude and behavior in general.
He feeds off negativity and has a massive ego.
6. Mika Shimotsuki (Psycho Pass)
Psycho Pass is one of the best series out there. That’s true for the Police/Sci-fi genre, and anime in general.
Season 1 is considered the best by miles.
When season 2 comes around, which is still decent, one of the major complaints is the new female character called Mika Shimotsuki.
She’s an inferior version of Akane Tsunemori from season 1. And is literally what you’d call “useless” and much worse.
You could call her the “Sakura” of Psycho Pass. For the most part she takes away from the quality of the Psycho Pass series.
7. Makoto Itou (School Days)
Makoto Itou from School Days is cruel. He gives no f*cks at all and does whatever he wants.
This plays into the tragic events and brutality this anime is so known for.
With his Yandere girlfriend, and Makoto’s nonchalant attitude, you can see why he’s on this list.
Not the best anime series, but it’s justified with some of its characters (as far as Karma).
8. Martina Zoana Mel Navratilova (Slayers)
Martina Zoana. When she first shows up in Slayers, she has shady plans of harming another kingdom.
She’s deceitful, as is her kingdom.
It doesn’t play out the way she wants, and her true nature (that of a snake) shows its true colors.
While Martina didn’t deserve everything that happened to her, she’s still one of the worst anime characters going.
More importantly, she’s the kind of person who will piss you off because of how she carries herself. Materialistic to a fault and little standards.
9. Masao Murasako (Shiki)
Masao is another deceitful, rotten, and cowardly character. Along the lines of Makoto from School Days or Shinji from Fate Stay Night.
Of all the characters in Shiki, Masao is designed in a way that makes him uglier than usual. And this seems to fit with his character.
I don’t know if that was intentional, but it seems ironic.
He’s one of the anime’s worst characters and one of the most useless as well.
10. Rolo (Code Geass)
Rolo is a character who shows up in the 2nd season of Code Geass. He’s given the role of “brother” to Lelouch Lamperouge.
On the surface he’s innocent, naïve, and can’t harm a fly. The kind of little brother an older brother would want to “toughen up”.
You can’t help but see him in a positive light.
This isn’t really true as we see. Rolo is a male Yandere, and his role only gets worse as it devolves and your hatred for his character grows.
Even Lelouch as the protagonist hates Rolo, and that becomes more obvious after a tragic event takes place involving Rolo’s nonsense.
11. Mineta Minoru (My Hero Academia)
Now, Mineta isn’t the kind of character I hate personally. He can be annoying though. But he’s the type of character who’s become “the worst” in the anime community.
So many people, anime fans or not, hate his guts. They can’t stand his personality, constant perverted behavior, and attitude to
I get that. He’s a little b*stard no doubt. And he can be useless as well (not always). But it’s still pretty much a gag how he’s made it so far in MHA.
You either love Mineta or hate him. Or you see him in a way that’s neutral because of the obvious comedic element to his character.
That’s the kind of character Mineta is.
12. Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill)
Seryu Ubiquitous… She’s like an ideal protagonist in a regular
Here’s what I mean.
Seryu on the surface is an anime girl all about justice, serving others, doing good, and living up to a certain set of moral standards.
This is pretty much a Shonen trope. And this is seemingly an endearing side to her.
But…. Because of how
It’s because of who she’s around and the people influencing her since childhood. Her idea of justice is to murder anyone, even if the crime involves let’s say, stealing a loaf of bread because you have no money.
She’s unable to see the wrong in what she’s doing.
She’s a deconstruction of what would otherwise be an ideal character. And she’s one of the most hated anime characters of all time.
13. Ophelia (Claymore)
Ophelia from Claymore is another savage, but in a literal sense. She’s a Claymore, a female warrior who’s half human, half demon (Yoma).
Unlike most Claymore’s, Ophelia’s mindset is a bit warped and sadistic. She kills and targets Claymore’s who become awakened beings (they lose control).
She also hunts down Claymore’s like Clare, the main character, who is obviously weaker than Ophelia.
She torments and traumatizes Clare when they fight.
Even though she’s a character who pisses you off, and could be considered “worst”, there’s something likable about her character as well.
14. Dantalion (Shakugan No Shana)
Dantalion is a nut job. A nut case. A scientist who may as well have lost his mind. Eccentric is an understatement.
He always goes out of his way to be extra, do extra sh*t, and do things that seem so unnecessary in the anime.
He’s known for this even by Denizens (demons).
Aside from being annoying, in the end he’s intelligent and easily one of the smartest anime characters out there. Especially when it comes to anime scientists.
It’s hard to enjoy his screen time when he shows up though because it’s over the top and will make you cringe.
15. Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
Orihime Inoue is a character I wanted to like, but it’s hard to. In similar ways to Sakura, her potential is wasted and destroyed.
Orihime is a feminine, gentle character. You could even call her “Waifu”. She does have her qualities and I won’t deny that.
Overall, she becomes the typical damsel in distress type of character. The girl who can only be saved and is used for healing other major characters.
It’s not like she didn’t have the power and strength to become a relevant, well written character. She was just tossed to the side.
She’s one of the worst characters of all time for those reasons and more. She didn’t have to be though.
Other characters worth mentioning:
- Leonard (Redo Of Healer).
- Malty (Shield Hero).
- Kyuubey (Madoka Magica).
- Rachel (Tower Of God).
- Bullet (Redo Of Healer).