The world just wouldn't be the way it is without there being some evil to balance it out. Honey's Anime would love to present to you our top ten best recommendations for evil anime. These anime favor no remorse for the weak using their intimidation to force their enemies into submission, and creating fear within their souls. To be evil can defined in a number of ways but the most sinister individuals come in the form of organizations. These are the most corrupt and ruthless members ever assembled, who show no emotion or resolve whenever it comes to causing destruction. They master in tyranny and dictatorship and will go to great lengths to ensure that each and every person suffers in the most painful way. Let us hop right in to this list and go into detail as to why these organizations are so evil in their ways.
10. Aogiri Tree – Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 4, 2014- September 9, 2014
Tokyo Ghoul looks at the city from a corrupt and merciless perspective, as vicious evil creatures called ghouls now exist alongside humans. The citizens who once lived in a peaceful society are now facing fear as the ghouls are now terrorizing the city, devouring every helpless human in their path. The worst part of it all is their ability to take the form of humans and blend in with the rest of the community. Much of the story revolves main protagonist Ken who unfortunately meets his fate when Rize confronts him, leading him down a dark path of uncertainty. After he awakens he now realizes he has transformed into a half ghoul, half-human and must now find a way to blend in with the evil corrupt society.
This brings us to the antagonist of the series called Aogiri Tree. The Aogiri Tree is an evil cult-like terrorist organization that is made up of ghouls who have preoccupied the power supplies in ward 11, and target ghoul investigators without warning. The faction is led by the One-Eyed King and Eto who make sure that they will stop at nothing to ensure pain is inflicted upon the weak, holding humanity hostage for as long as they live. This sick and evil mentality is what provoked us to include it on our top ten, so we hope you check out this wicked anime.
9. Noah Family and Millennium – D.Gray Man
- Episodes: 103
- Aired: October 3, 2006 – September 30, 2008
D.Gray Man has grown to become a widely acclaimed anime since its release back in 2006. The story of Allen Walker on his journey to uncover the truth behind his cursed eye, along with putting an end to the tyranny that Earl has plotted has become very entertaining for many. The continuation of the series will take place next month starting July 5th and we'll be sure to cover that as well. The Noah Family consist of fourteen members who have all been corrupted by Noah Genes, which give all of their power up to Millennium Earl. The back story of the Gene relates to descendants of the Noah Family and that if there is a vacancy within the family, a random gene will generate causing that said victim to be placed under the control of Noah's hatred and memories.
When a member of the family dies a new one is created within another human, taking its form but under a new name and mindset. Each member of the family is called an Apostle and can be distinguished by their darkened skin, along with cross-like markings called Stigmata. Their ultimate goal is to destroy all humanity with Earl under rule, ensuring that Allen and his team of hunters all die at the hands of his Apostles with very little hope to spare.
8.Phantom Troupe – Hunter x Hunter
- Episodes: 148
- Aired: October 2, 2011 – September 24, 2014
Hunter x Hunter makes its way to number eight on our top ten evil anime. The story revolves around hunters who specialize in a wide variety of fields, such as treasure hunting and cleaning. Being a hunter is special privilege which can only be achieved by taking a deadly examination which has an extremely low success rate due to its high risk. Gon ventures out to take the exam in hopes that he'll find his missing father. Along his arduous journey he comes across three colleagues with whom he befriends for most of the story arc who are, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio.
Every journey however must always come with its roadblocks and this is where the Phantom Troupe make their way in. The Phantom Troupe are the antagonists of the franchise which consist of thirteen members all of which possess their own unique hunting characteristics. They're a world class organization with many of their members hailing from Meteor City with a numbered spider tattoo as their marking. To join the merciless group one must be able to kill a current member of the group thus taking their position after death. What makes the troupe such an evil organization is that they show no remorse for any other clan that confronts them, exterminating the entire community within minutes like a pack of hungry hyena's. One great example is when they exterminated the Kurta Clan only leaving a trail of blood and bodies with a message stating, “We reject no one, so take nothing from us.”
7. Gung-Ho Guns - Trigun
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 1, 1998 – September 30, 1998
Trigun is an action comedy anime that saw its release in 1998 that focused on Vash the Stampede and his endless journey to survive through the bounty that is on his head. He has a $60,000,000 bounty because he shows no mercy to those who oppose him, crushing entire cities for mere enjoyment, which garnered him the nickname “Humanoid Typhoon”. Unfortunately, Vash seems to have rubbed some people the wrong way and Gung-Ho Guns are one of them that perhaps he shouldn't have messed with. Meryl and Milly must now help protect Vash against the horde of assassins that are now out for the bounty, but also stay alive as long as possible throughout the ordeal.
So this brings us to the Gung-Ho Guns who are a group of assassins assembled by Millions Knives and led by the infamous Legato to deliver the final blow to Vash and his plans. This evil assembly of killers have no shame in their blood, and will do whatever it takes to take Vash down. The objective according to Legato was to promote a “killing game” which was his way of bringing torment to Vash and his colleagues. In a very sick and twisted fashion, Legato informs his goons that they each carry a coin and have Vash hold a case with them inside, stating to them that something special would happen once he received them. This of course was all part of his evil objective to ensure the bounty was his, and that Vato's head would be on top of a spike at the end of the day. Gung-Go Guns are very ruthless which is why we had no choice but to put them on the list, otherwise we may be next.
6. The Kirishiki Family - Shiki
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: July 9, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Something just doesn't seem right in the village of Sotoba as a young woman named Megumi was found dead in what appeared to be a disease, which sparked a deadly epidemic and spread like wildfire. Doctor Toshio Ozaki speculates that the epidemic was nothing but folly, and so he decides to abandon his humanity to find out more. Meanwhile Megumi's friend Yuuki receives the tragic news of Megumi's death and must come to terms with the reality of the situation. Both Toshio and Yuuki must work together to unravel the truth behind the spooky town and put a close to the mysterious deaths that are plaguing Sotoba.
The Kirishiki Family are very mysterious with regards to their motive, keeping everything well kept under the rug. What makes this series and family so captivating is that throughout the show you're welcomed with a different taste of evil then you'd generally expect from a psychological thriller which is why the members of the family make it on this list. While the premise may be somewhat visible, it's the methodical ways of execution and killing that make this anime more scary than it should be. The environment in which the Kirishiki Family situate themselves in is very unblemished, but it's what we don't see that drive your mind through the roof since everything is characterized and the behaviors of the towns people are off putting especially when someone is bitten or eaten. We don't want to blow the cover, but we strongly suggest watching this anime as it truly defines psychological in every way.
5. Homunculus – Full Metal Alchemist
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: October 4, 2003 – October 2, 2004
Full Metal Alchemist to this day still remains one of the top anime that many people recommend their friends to watch, mainly due to the very moving story of two brothers who are determined to change their lives. Elric and Alphonse are the main characters of the story, which take place in an era where alchemy was seen as a forbidden talent. The two wanted to revive their deceased mother only to fall into catastrophe, with Elric losing two of his limbs and Alphonse’s soul being bound to armor. Their new journey now takes place when they hear of the Philosopher's Stone, a stone which would restore their bodies back to their original states and perhaps bring back their mother. Unfortunately throughout their journey, they begin to uncover more truth behind the actual power behind the stone, and the enemies that also lie await in the darkness.
This now brings us to the Homunculus, which in Latin refers to “Little Human”. Through the process of alchemy these legendary artificially created humans come to life, in the form of what the alchemist desires. The practice of alchemy throughout the series is quite evil as the antagonist named “father” creates eight ruthless beings all of which are marked with an Ouroboros that determine their identity. The motive behind the creation of the Homunculus is that they act as extensions of father, pertaining to actual human vices such as envy. All of these Homunculus are part of his diabolical plan to bring down the empire and prevent anyone but himself to obtain the coveted Philosopher's Stone, killing anyone who stands in his way. This sinister group are one of the strongest and evilest we've seen in most anime, so we highly suggest watching Full Metal Alchemist to see how it all pans out.
4. Espada - Bleach
- Episodes: 366
- Aired: October 5, 2004 – March 27, 2012
Bleach will continue to resonate in the hearts of many anime fans for many years, due to its diverse cast of characters, and engaging story line. Ichigo is the staple character of the series with much of the story that is entailed around him taking place both in his home town and soul society. His goal was to hunt down and kill the hollows as part of the contract he made with the soul society, but as the story progresses his mission becomes even more daunting as he now must deal with a traitor in the society.
This brings us to the our top four of evil anime, more notably the Espada. Espada in Japanese refer to ten blades and they represent the elite and most powerful Arrancar in Aizen's devilish army. Their appearance is that of a normal shinagami but fused with hollow characteristics which separate them apart from the rest. Each number of the Espada are ranked from 0 – 9 with number one being the most terrifying in strength. Aizen's objective was to kill and eliminate all members of the Gotei-13 with his new evil organization of elite super soldiers, erasing all existence of the soul society. The reason why this group made our top ten list is because of how faceless Aizen is and his sadistic motive to essentially tear apart a group that he was originally a part of. He represents a man with no boundaries and that can be extremely terrifying when he shows very little remorse for anyone.
3. Millennium – Hellsing Ultimate
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: February 10, 2006 – December 26, 2012
Hellsing tells us the story of an organization who is dedicated to destroying supernatural creatures who threaten the existence of humanity. At the head of the organization is Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who is the commander of her own military and devotes her time to fighting the undead. Allucard, however, is the organization's greatest asset as he is the most powerful vampire to ever set foot on the squad, along with his vampire servant Seras Victoria. The objective that everyone must accomplish is to ensure that no one stands in the way of Hellsing despite being good or evil.
On the other side of the coin however is a diabolical organization that are looking to put a stop to Hellsing's plans, and to eliminate all who oppose them. Millennium is an evil fictional Nazi organization who are a group of corrupt killers, using unknown methods which transform innocent humans into vampires while embedding computers into their body for monitoring. The organization was founded before the end of World War II and they sought out to dispose of Alucard because he was able to foil their plans on creating a super army of vampires. Their ultimate goal is to wage war on just about any faction that isn't their own in hopes that they would find Alucard along the way. Their methods included torture and mass murders just to get their way, and had no heart or mercy for anyone that questioned their methods of destruction.
2. Police Organization - Rainbow
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2, 2010 – September 29, 2010
Rainbow was a very emotionally driven series which took place in an era where law was corrupt, and jails were home to excessive abuse and torture. Six teens have been arrested for serious criminal charges and are placed into the Shounan Special Reform School, where they all share the same cell. While incarcerated they meet an older cell mate named Sakuragi, a former boxer with whom they develop a close bond and promise to meet again after their release. Unfortunately, unforeseen events start to take place within the reform halls causing a lot of tension among the six colleagues, which leads them into an extremely hostile environment.
Ishihara is one of the sadistic guards who work for the reform school and has a very serious grudge with Sakuragi. Alongside Ishihara is the grimy and hellish doctor Gisuke Sasaki, who takes pleasure in torturing and violating boys. These two along with the school are under a corrupt rule and so any form of abuse is permitted without reason, putting these boys under hellish conditions. As you continue to watch the anime, it becomes more clear as to what their evil motive is about but what is shocking is how traumatic each event pans out on screen. Rainbow is a graphic show but also a reminder of how incredibly evil and psychotic people can get when they let power overwhelm their judgment. Check this one out for yourself, as we thoroughly enjoyed this one due to its chilling story.
1. Akatsuki - Naruto
- Episodes: 291
- Aired: October 3, 2002 – February 8, 2007
Naruto has made its way back to the number one spot in our evil anime list, and it all has to do with the powerful Akatsuki clan. Throughout the series we are introduced to a wide variety of clans, but none can stand above the power and diversity that the Akatsuki Clan represent. Akatsuki are a group of skilled ninja that usually exist outside the usual system of hidden villages. Over the course of time the Akatsuki took on many different forms along with different individuals leading the pack. This is what makes the Akatsuki so evil is simply because no one truly knows its origin, but also because there are so many who are out to kill that you're never truly sure if you're safe or not.
Akatsuki Clans all have different motives; some pursue good, while the others have a darker plot to fulfill. Some examples are Tobi's Akatsuki, Shin's Akatsuki, and Nagato's whom are dressed in long black cloaks with red clouds for their insignia. Each clan also assign certain rings to their members which all represent different roles with regards to sealing beasts into the demonic state of the outer path. While this may not seem so dark and twisted, it is how they plan on their motives that are evil and deadly because they come without warning. Without saying too much pertaining to the plot, check out this deep story of Naruto to learn more about the deadly clan.
Organizations will always have their fair share of corruption no matter who is behind it all. In most anime there is almost always an antagonist that will do whatever it takes to put the protagonist on ice to secure worldwide control. In contrast these types of factions are typically the reason why we tune into our favorite anime; we want to see how everything turns out for the protagonist and for the overall tension that these enemies provide. We could only place ten in our list but if you feel that there should be other evil organizations out there, please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions down below!
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