You know the phrase “crazy in love”? Well that’s pretty much the definition of a yandere character. Yandere is a sickness that infests itself in the sweetest of characters, who become so absolutely infatuated with their love interests that they are willing to do anything for them, even if those actions aren’t necessarily what their love interest’s desire. They are yandere, and they are as lovable as they are terrifying.
This list needs no further introduction. Let’s get right to it Here’s the Top 10 Yandere Characters in Anime.
10. Anna Nishikinomiya from Shimoneta (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist)
She’s new but she’s already entered yandere folklore. Anna from Shimoneta’s mind had been warped by these bizarre ideals of what equals purity in her dystopic cyberpunk society.
This creates conditions ripe for her to go full yandere when she first finds a guy she likes, culminating in some quite extraordinary scenes which include, but are not limited to, chasing after the main character with vacuum cleaner intent on putting the business end on his penis. Also “special” cookies.
9. Rolo Lamperouge from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
Rolo is seen to be kind-hearted and innocent to Lelouch and others around him at the beginning of the series. However, after Lelouch regains his memory of Nunnally, Rolo shows his true, more ruthless side, he is shown to be cold, if not heartless.
Rolo is a perfect yandere anime guy in that he goes out and kills people who would dare get between him and his newfound brotherly love for Lelouch, even when Lelouch would really prefer if he didn’t go around killing those people.
8. Misa Amane from Death Note
Misa-Misa is easily the chillest yandere you will ever see. She is not cackling like a crazy person, but rather being sweetly murderous and in love. Misa is obsessed with Light and willing to do anything to make his dream come true, even cut her own lifespan in half.
She is even so very casual when it comes to talking about and killing anyone around them that might threaten his plans, especially other girls, even if it kind of throws a wrench into his plan by killing them in the first place.
7. Lindo From Dance with Devils
He is resourceful, and determined. Not one to give up, Lindo will never stop protecting Ritsuka. He is also shown to get furious and jealous whenever one of the devils does anything to Ritsuka.
Lindo is the creepy brother who basically tries to lock his sister in her house so nobody can get close to her and sings about how much he loves her to an empty room. I think somebody’s got a serious sister complex.
6. Saionji Sekai from School Days
Sekai is initially seen as a cheerful tomboy who cares deeply for her friends and seemingly helps Makoto out with Kotonoha only for fun. She often berates Makoto every time he does something that he shouldn’t to a girl.
Sekai is almost unarguable the one who most significantly contributed or even created the whole controversy of Yandere. Sekai transform from silly love struck school girl to full-on violent psycho. While Kotonoha commits some serious brutality, the fact that you get to watch Sekai’s transformation makes her best girl.