Fans love certain anime characters for their antics, personality, and goals. Others have a list of the most hated anime characters.
So, I've collected 35 of the most hated and despised anime characters. From characters who are just plain irritating to those who do evil things, they will have you seething with rage.
Get ready to unleash your anger and scroll down to start complaining!
Top 35 Most Hated Anime Characters of all Time
What makes a character hateful? Their attitude, their lack of empathy, or their cowardice? Let's find out. I'm sure you'll find a pattern with these characters, just like I noticed it.
1. Princess Malty Melromarc
Bitch is Malty's current name. She used to be a princess before her father disowned her. In the Rising of the Shield Hero, she is the only person that Naofumi trusted in his first few weeks in the Isekai world.
But, Malty’s malicious and lying personality betrays the main character by telling everyone that he sexually assaulted her. Even though the young daughter of the king, her sister Melty, knows what really happened, Malty remains a liar.
Thus, she gains the nickname female dog. After all the considerations given to her, Bitch remains a cunning but dangerous ally to everyone she meets.
2. Seryuu Ubiquitous
This anime character looks beautiful and sexy. But her personality is not so pretty. She is sadistic with a twisted sense of justice.
For her, this girl believes that the Empire’s cause is the only right. She would even betray her own captain just to kill a person. Her demeanor has caused mistrust among her teammates.
Besides her sadistic nature, Seryuu is a hypocrite. She’s willing to lie about her beliefs just to gain the trust of her comrades. But everyone knows her fake façade.
With her continuous show of bad character, she earns the title of the most despised character in Akame ga Kill.
3. Shou Tucker
If there’s a title for the worst father in anime, Shou Tucker would have gained it. This sewing life alchemist is willing to sacrifice absolutely everything and anyone, including his family to achieve his goals.
His most horrific work is using his own daughter and pet dog to achieve a breakthrough in alchemy. The talking chimera found in Tucker’s residence is the fusion of his daughter and an animal.
In the society of the series Fullmetal Alchemist (and even in real life), such an act is considered unethical and despicable. Only a madman could do this act of atrocity.
4. Shinji Ikari
Most main protagonists receive the most loved person title, but not Shinji Ikari of Neon Genesis Evangelion. He gains the title of one of the most hated anime characters of all time.
This main character has many insecurities that make people mad. His indecision and hypocritical attitudes have gained unfavorable ratings from anime fans.
Instead of facing these negative traits and doing something about them, Shinji chooses to shut himself out from the rest of the world. In the series, you would see him wear his headphone when conflicted.
5. Sugou Nobuyuki/Oberon
In the virtual world, Sugou Nobuyuki is the Fairy King Oberon. He is the main villain in the Fairy Dance Arc.
This character is a sham. He pretends to be a kind, loving person to Asuna’s father. But with other people, especially Kirito, he shows his true colors.
For the cause of his experimentation, Oberon kidnaps many Sword Art Online players to see how the human mind works. He plans on selling the results to companies that are creating accessories for virtual games.
This person is nothing but trouble. He is willing to frame others for his mistakes. What a despicable person!
6. Minoru Mineta
Pervy characters are always present in the anime series My Hero Academia. Mineta is one of them. This extremely perverted hero student is annoying to some extent.
Yes, he looks cute in some ways. But the way he thinks about girls and lewd thoughts really makes him one of the most hated characters in the series.
Aside from perverseness, Mineta is a coward most of the time, freaking out even at the most mundane tasks. He doesn’t have the drive of a hero.
This makes me wonder how he passed the hero exam and be part of the prestigious class in the academy.
Near is the most hated character in Death Note for several reasons. For one, he's incredibly annoying. He's always poking his nose into other people's business
Plus, his superiority complex makes him appear arrogant and condescending. Near is also frustratingly intelligent. This trait makes him all the more infuriating when he outsmarts the protagonists.
However, Near's biggest flaw is his complete lack of empathy. He's cold, calculating, and unwilling to let emotions get in the way of his investigation.
In many ways, he's the antithesis of what makes a likable character. It's no wonder that so many viewers can't stand him.
Estarossa or Mael from Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most hated anime characters of all time. Some may say it's because of his cockiness or his overly confident attitude.
Others may say it's because of his lack of empathy and emotional intelligence. But, I believe the real reason is his sadistic nature and unstable mind.
Estarossa grew up to be a cold-hearted, power-hungry individual who is seemingly incapable of love or compassion. Humans and demons fear him for his incredible power.
This anime character loves to inflict pain and suffering on others.
Many fans had been waiting for the final episode of Tower of God. But fans were angry and frustrated. While Bam emerged victorious, it was Rachel who left the biggest impression on viewers.
Her twisted sense of jealousy and betrayal was on full display. As a result, she quickly became one of the most dispised characters in the series. Who wouldn’t feel angry?
Throughout the series, Rachel had been portrayed as a kind and caring person. But in the end, she’s jealous of Bam and his accomplishments.
Rachel is willing to betray her friends and even kill them to achieve her goals.
There are many cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen, but none are more hated than Mahito. He is the primary antagonist of the Shibuya Incident Arc.
In this arc, he is responsible for the death of many characters, including some of the main protagonists. Mahito is also one of the most powerful cursed spirits. His ability to change his appearance makes him difficult to defeat.
But what makes him detestable? It is his sadistic nature and lack of empathy. He takes pleasure in torturing other cursed spirits.
Plus, he is willing to sacrifice innocent people for his goals. So, it is no surprise that Jujutsu Kaisen fans dislike him.
11. Sakura Haruno
Sakura Haruno is one of the most hated anime characters of all time. She's a member of the deadly trio in Naruto Next Generations.
Her power comes from her unique ability to control the chakra. It allows her to perform powerful attacks and defensive maneuvers.
But, many fans consider Sakura as a flat character who exists solely to move the plot forward. Some fans argue that Sakura is a weak and annoying crybaby, emotionally and physically.
Throughout the series, she slowly becomes powerful without ever really growing as a person. As a result, it's not surprising that she gains such a title from fans.
12. Haruhi Suzumiya
She is one of the most disliked characters in Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 anime. Some people love her while others hate her.
There are several reasons for this hate. First, she is incredibly self-centered and thinks only about her own happiness. Second, she is often rude and insensitive to those around her.
Finally, she has a habit of taking over other people's lives and making them do things against their will. As a result, these fans find her to be a hateful character who ruined their enjoyment of the show.
Whether you love her or hate her, there's no denying that Haruhi Suzumiya is one of the most interesting characters in all of anime.
Frieza is one of the main antagonists, appearing many times throughout the Dragon Ball series. He enslaves planets and kills anyone who gets in his way
In the series, this demon-like alien is also one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Fans hate him because he's such a powerful villain. He always seems to be one step ahead of the heroes.
Frieza is also known for his extreme cruelty. He often tortures his victims before killing them. This makes him one of the most disliked villains in all of anime history.
Despite Frieza being the epitome of evil, fans can't help but be drawn to his story, even if they hate him.
14. Akira Takaoka
Nobody liked Akira Takaoka when he was first introduced in the popular anime show Assassination Classroom. He is a cold and ruthless military man.
As a result, Takaoka quickly becomes one of the most disliked characters on the show. Why? Because he doesn’t really care for his students.
His goal is to become famous for the assassination of Korosensei by training the students authorized to kill him. For Akira, his training methods are the best where he uses 90% fear and 10% affection.
But, Nagisa defeats him in a fight that leads to his resignation. Akira can’t accept his loss, so he tries to poison the students. Fortunately, he fails.
15. Tetta Kisaki
Tetta Kisaki is the main antagonist of the anime and manga series. His hatred for Takemichi and the other members of his group is one of his defining characteristics.
In addition to his cold and calculating nature, Tetta is also incredibly possessive. He has been trying to win the heart of a certain lady, not because of love but ego.
This young man wants to prove that he can achieve whatever goals he wants. He likes to win in every battle he fights.
Plus, he is willing to sacrifice anyone to escape punishment from the law. What’s more detestable? He doesn’t feel regret for all the wrongdoings he does.
16. Gabi Braun
Spoiler Alert ahead!
Honestly, Gabi Braun is a person whom you either like or hate, depending on which point of view you’re siding. Still, she gains the title of the most disliked person in the first episode of the final season of Attack on Titan.
She gains the hatred of fans by killing Sasha Blouse, who was trying to help her. This act of brutality shocks and revolts viewers.
Additionally, Gabi attacks other members of the Survey Corps, including Eren Jaeger. She does this out of blind hatred, showing no regard for human life.
Gabi's actions result in the death of many innocent people. Her hypocrisy is also something to hate about her.
17. Akito Sohma
Akito Sohma is the primary antagonist in Fruits Basket. She is cited as one of the most hated anime characters of all time.
And it's no wonder why. Akito is a cruel, manipulative person who delights in causing pain to other people. She's also self-centered, viewing everyone around her as nothing more than pawns in her own personal game.
Well, this is because her family and clan members expect her to be. Her responsibilities have even made her think she is a man and should act like one.
But in the end and with Tohru’s help, Akito regains her former self: sweet and kind.
18. Danzō Shimura
Danzō Shimura is an elder of the Hidden Leaf Village with a strong desire to become the next Hokage. He is an extremist.
This elder believes that ethics and morals should be set aside for the benefit of the Hidden Village of the Leaves.
His most evil act is the assassination attempt against the Third Hokage. For him, the Hokage has lost all the capabilities to keep the village safe from enemies.
Danzo's use of Root, a group of ninjas loyal only to him, shows his complete lack of trust in anyone else. As a result, Danzo is single-minded, manipulative, and paranoid.
19. Pariston Hill
What makes Pariston Hill such a hateful person in the Hunter x Hunter series? He is excessively arrogant and confident to the point of being annoying.
His arrogant smile makes it difficult for people to read his thoughts. This man will do everything to make someone angry. He will often do extreme measures to see how a person reacts to his thoughts or course of action.
So, yes, he has a habit of stirring up drama and causing problems just for the fun of it. On top of all that, he's completely self-centered and only cares about his own interests. Pariston takes pleasure in messing with people's lives, especially Ging.
20. Takumi Ichinose
Takumi Ichinose is one of the most hated anime characters of all time. He's the bad guy who betrays Nana, his best friend, and tries to destroy her life.
Every time Nana Komatsu (or Hachi) does something good for him, he tries to hurt her when she’s the only person who cares for him the most.
This bassist of the Trapnest is selfish, manipulative, and cruel. He's everything that Nana isn't. Nana is kind, caring, and selfless.
So, Takumi becomes a hateful person because he's the opposite of everything that Nana is. And, it’s baffling how Nana falls for him. But at least, Takumi falls for her too in the end.
Spandam is a disliked person in the series for several reasons. First, he is the villain behind several major story arcs, including Robin's capture that failed miserably.
Second, he is malicious and enjoys causing pain and messing the lives of other people. This villain is completely incompetent, making blunder after blunder in his attempts to achieve his goals.
Third, Spandam is a greedy person who likes to gloat over small victories. As a result, he often ends up failing.
These traits make Spandam one of the most despised characters in the series, and it's easy to see why fans love to hate him.
22. The Sibyl System
There are many things that make The Sybil System a hateful character in Psycho pass. For one, it is a constant reminder of a dystopian society in the series.
It is a reminder of the oppressive regime that controls every aspect of their lives. The system is also a representation of the cold, heartless nature of the government.
Furthermore, it is a constant source of stress and anxiety for the characters. They are always afraid of its judgment.
In short, The Sybil System is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the society in Psycho Pass. It makes the characters hate it.
23. Sweyn Forkbeard
Sweyn Forkbeard is one of the most hated anime characters of all time, being the main antagonist. In the series, he's responsible for some heinous deeds.
These deeds include mass murder to achieve his goals of conquering Wales and England. This king is known to torture and kills innocent civilians. Worst, he subjects the war victims to slavery.
He's also a selfish, cowardly, and cruel leader who oppresses his people. Aside from these traits, Sweyn gets angry over trivial matters, lashing out without thinking.
All in all, King Sweyn deserves all the hatred he gets from fans of Vinland Saga.
24. Tomoko Kuroki
Tomoko Kuroki is selfish, manipulative, and always puts herself first. However, it's her complete lack of self-awareness that makes her so despised.
The young girl is completely unaware of how other people see her. She genuinely believes that she's popular and well-liked.
Aside from these shortcomings, this fifteen-year-old girl seems to talk before thinking. She blurts out what is in her mind, even if it grosses out other people.
Throughout the series, you can see how clumsy and awkward she is. No matter what she does, she ends up sabotaging an event because of her overactive imagination.
For a teenager, her demeanor is frustrating to fans.
25. Makoto Itou
Makoto is an MC in the School Days series. Although he is kind, fans quite dislike him.
One, this young man is indecisive. One example is when a girl confesses to him. He didn’t say anything, rejecting nor accepting, resulting to affairs he shouldn’t be having.
Makoto seems to hate hurting other people, especially girls. Actually, he's a coward who runs away from his problems instead of facing them head-on.
Although his acts seem innocent enough, in the long run, they turn into problems that Makoto will have difficulty managing.
26. Umaru Doma
Yes, Umaru Doma might be cute and sexy as a high school student. But she’s living a double life and earns the title of one of the most hated anime characters of all time.
There are several reasons for this. First, she is lazy and spoiled. She expects others to do everything for her. Umaru-chan doesn't hesitate to take advantage of other people.
Second, she is highly intelligent and often uses her intelligence to make others look bad. Finally, she is always either eating or sleeping. Her constant laziness is frustrating to watch.
These traits make Umaru Doma a highly unlikeable person even in real life.
27. Gisuke Sasaki
Gisuke Sasaki is a hateful person in Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin. He drives one character to commit suicide.
Aside from this horrible event, he's constantly bullying and harassing others. This pedophile doctor always stirs up trouble within the group.
He's just generally a nasty piece of work. It's no wonder the other members of Rainbow hate him so much. In fact, it's hard to find anything redeeming about Gisuke Sasaki.
He's a character who is sure to elicit hatred and contempt from viewers of the series.
28. Yukiteru Amano
Yukiteru is another main protagonist who gains the dislike of many fans. Indeed, he’s timid and kind. But he’s a spineless character who only wants to survive and winning seems to be his only motivation.
In many of his battles, this young man often shouts for help from Yuno, despite possessing one of the most powerful diaries in the series. He just can’t fight his battles alone.
Behind his nice guy façade, Yukiteru has a dark and selfish side. He wants the position of God to revive his parents.
Although there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be with your parents, it only means that he’s willing to do ruthless things to achieve his goals.
One of the most hateful characters in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is Envy. Envy is the embodiment of jealousy and resentment.
In the series, he is responsible for the death of Hughes. He also tricked Scar into killing his own brother.
Envy is also very jealous of humans and their ability to live happily despite their struggles. He was even jealous of Ed and Al's relationship. All of this hate led Envy to try to kill Mustang, which luckily failed.
The anime does a great job of making Envy a truly despicable character. His ruthlessness makes him a dangerous opponent as well.
In the Inuyasha series, there is no denying that Naraku is one of the most hated characters. He's cruel and always seems to be one step ahead of everyone else.
He's also Inuyasha's arch-nemesis. What really sets Naraku apart from other villains is his willingness to use anyone and everyone to get the Shikon Jewel.
This evil man has no qualms about killing or manipulating people. His lack of empathy is what makes him so truly hateful.
He's not just evil, he's irredeemably so. There's no reason to root for him, no hope that he might someday turn over a new leaf.
31. Sōsuke Aizen
Sōsuke Aizen is often cited as one of the most hated anime characters of all time. There are many reasons for this hate.
First, Aizen is incredibly powerful, making him seem almost invincible at times. This frustrates fans who want to see him defeated.
Second, Aizen is ruthless and will do whatever it takes to rule over Soul Society, even if it means sacrificing others.
Finally, Aizen is manipulative and deceitful, often using others to further his own agenda. He can read people like an open book and play on their fears and weaknesses to get them to do his bidding.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a dark deconstruction of the magical girl genre. At the center is Kyuubey. He offers young girls the chance to have their wishes granted in exchange for becoming magical girls.
But, Kyuubey doesn't tell them about fighting against Witches. Furthermore, should a Puella Magi succumb to despair, they will themselves become a Witch.
He essentially traps young girls in a cycle of violence and despair. Even though he claims to be doing them a favor, his actions ultimately lead to suffering.
Squealer is a monster rat who plans on wiping humans to free his species. His loyalty to humans is a façade to gain their trust.
While serving his human boss, he starts to roll out his plan. Unfortunately, Saki stops the annihilation project of Squealer.
His crimes sentence him to an eternal life in hell. But, this monster rat gets a merciful death instead.
34. Jegal Taek
Jegal Taek is one of the most disliked characters in the God of High School series. Why?
First, he believes that he's better than everyone else. This sense of superiority makes him unbearable to be around.
Second, he's always looking for a fight. This makes him dangerous and unpredictable.
Finally, he has no respect for authority and regularly disobeys orders. This disobedience often leads to chaos and destruction.
Taken together, these qualities make Jegal Taek a truly hated character.
Orochimaru is a powerful ninja who seeks immortality. He will stop at nothing to achieve this.
With these goals, he became manipulative and ruthless. He also has a habit of killing his own followers when they outlive their usefulness.
It's no wonder that Naruto and his friends view Orichimaru as one of their deadliest enemies.
In a world full of complex villains, he stands out as one of the most hateable characters.
There is an amazing character for every anime but the most hated anime characters also exist. Who do you get the top spot? Comment down below!