Top 10 Most Hated Characters of 2016

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Some people say there’s only one step from love to hate. Today we prove that by bringing you a selection of some of the best characters of the past year who also happen to be the most hated ones. These characters have worked so hard to earn our loathing and scorn that they have become some of 2016 highlights.

These most hated anime characters are in general ruthless, despicable and even sadistic, which is exactly what makes them so awesome. You’ll find mostly villains on this list but there are also some relatively neutral guys who are so mean and sour that it’s almost impossible to like them. We love hating these guys, so go ahead and check our Top 10 most hated anime characters of 2016! Just beware of SPOILERS!

10. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald from Bungou Stray Dogs

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – June 2016

We’ll start this list with the most obnoxious bestseller writer ever, The Great Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the current leader of the American Organization known as The Guild. As such, Francis Scott Fitzgerald is obviously pompous and super arrogant.

Fitzgerald is always bragging about his status, his possessions, his money and blah blah blah… we’ve already grown tired of listening to this guy talking about himself and how great he is. Besides all Francis Scott cares about is money and his own family. Francis Scott Fitzgerald may not be the most evil character ever, but he’s definitely a hated anime character. He’s a decent writer though.


9. Haruka Seameyer from Dimension W

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2016 – March 2016

Now, if you wanted evil then look no further. The mad scientist from Dimension W, Haruka Seameyer, is one crazy evil genius. Haruka is a scientist for New Tesla and one of Dr. Shidou Yurizaki’s former students, who was expelled for his dangerous ideas and for conducting illegal experiments with coils.

You don’t need to be a genius to tell that Haruka Seameyer was designed to be a hated anime character. Haruka’s looks already tell us what to expect from him. His style, his smirk and his wide eyes with tiny pupils make him look like a real nutcase. Even though we often like bad guys, Haruka Seameyer is just too mad and too evil to be relatable. It’s very difficult to feel any empathy towards Haruka Seameyer, so we end up disliking him. He’s probably just not cool enough, but he's good enough to be one of the most hated anime characters.


8. Mori no Ongakuka Cranberry from Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku / Magical Girl Raising Project

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2016 – December 2016

Mori no Ongakuka Cranberry, the Forest Musician, is one vile and sadistic little witch. Cranberry is so evil and ruthless in fact that it’s almost impossible for her not to be a hated anime character. Most of us actually celebrated Cranberry’s sudden death, especially because we did not see it coming at all. The bitch had it coming!

Cranberry is a very cool character in a lot of ways. The Forest Musician is an extremely powerful magical girl; she has awesome skills, she kicks ass and she’s really pretty. However, Cranberry is just way too ruthless to be liked. Even though Cranberry likes fighting strong opponents, she doesn’t do it for the honor or for sport. What Cranberry actually enjoys is torturing and killing her opponents. The way she kills La Pucelle is too raw and painful to watch. Damn you Cranberry!


7. Yuu Tosaki from Ajin

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: January 2016 – April 2016

Yuu Tosaki is not really a villain and, as we can see at the beginning of Ajin’s second season, he actually agrees to work alongside Nagai Kei. There are many more hated anime characters on this show, such as Tanaka-kun and Satou, so why do we hate Tosaki more than those guys?

Pretty simple, because Tosaki isn’t nearly as cool as those guys. Tosaki fails at being either a hero or a villain. Tosaki is just mean, he treats everyone roughly, he’s short-tempered, he doesn’t show any empathy whatsoever and he doesn’t even have any kickass abilities or IBM to make up for it. Tosaki is simply too bitter and uncool to be liked by anyone.


6. Frate Vanetti from 91 Days

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2016 – October 2016

Frate Vanetti is the youngest child of Don Vincent Vanetti. Frate is a really interesting character who takes family business quite seriously. Considering his young age, Frate is a brilliant man and he is in many ways very different from his older brother Nero, who tends to be a bit more reckless and impulsive. Just like most characters in 91 Days, Frate is an awesome character, although it’s really hard for us not to hate him.

Frate could have been one of the best characters in the show if it weren’t for the fact that he was a coward and a traitor. Frate was indeed so scared of the Galassia Family that he turned against his own brother, Nero, and even attempted to kill him. Only few sins are unforgivable, and betraying one’s own blood is one of them. Frate’s cowardice and dishonor have definitely earned him all of our hatred and disgust and thus, here here is: one of the most hated anime characters.


5. Silver Mask from Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu / The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance

  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: July 2016 – August 2016

Hilmes (or Hermes), also known as Lord Silver Mask, is the greatest bad guy on the show. Silver Mask is quite a mysterious character, although he does make something very clear early on: he is malicious as hell. Silver Mask is as evil as he is ambitious. Being the son of former King Osroes, Hilmes believes he’s the rightful heir to the throne, so he’ll do anything in his power to fulfill his ambition.

Lord Silver Mask is so cruel that he’s capable of killing innocent people without any remorse. As the good tyrant he is, Silver Mask loves torturing his enemies, especially Andragoras, and he also despises his cousin Arslan. Apart from his kickass skills, there is nothing really to like from such a resentful and evil character as Silver Mask, which is why he deserves a nice spot on our list of most hated anime characters.


4. Biba Amatori from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri / Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – July 2016

Biba Amatori has been one of the greatest and coolest villains of 2016 anime. Biba has awesome looks, a complex personality mixed with a mysterious background and superb skills. However, most of us just can’t help but to hate Biba. But why is it that we hate such a cool and charismatic character even if he’s a villain? We do love Satou from Ajin, right? And he’s pretty evil…

Well, this is mostly due to the fact that Biba is quite dishonest and very manipulative. Biba simply has no honor, as he shows time and again in the way he uses Mumei as his puppet. Biba doesn’t even care about his own henchmen, as he turns Horobi into a Kurokeburi in order to destroy the Iwata station and he later kills her. Biba is so ruthless and cynic that he cares about nothing except for himself. Biba’s complete lack of humanity leaves us no choice but to name him a hated anime character.


3. Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti from Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu / Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2016 – September 2016

If there’s a character that is really easy to hate then that is Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti from Re:Zero kara. Merely judging by his looks we can tell that Petelgeuse is meant to be a hated anime character. This Sin Archbishop of the Witch Cult who represents Sloth has both the appearance and the character of a psychopath.

Petelgeuse is said to have been a righteous and rational man, until he accidentally killed Fortuna, after which he turned absolutely mad. Petelgeuse is so wicked and sadistic that he loves corrupting the minds of innocent people and causing them terrible pain. Another thing about Petelgeuse that creeps the hell out of us is how he often injures his own body. There’s just nothing to like about Petelgeuse, really.


2. Gaku Yashiro from Boku dake ga Inai Machi / ERASED

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2016 – March 2016

Another great villain of this past year is without a doubt the serial killer teacher, Gaku Yashiro. Yashiro is Satoru’s teacher and, as it is revealed by the end of the show (although we can probably tell much earlier), the person behind the missing girls cases. Yashiro has the appearance of a respectable and caring man, and he’s quite smart as he is able to carry out all those murders without getting caught.

We don’t even need to point out why Gaku Yashiro is a hated character. The man kills little children! Gaku Yashiro is a dangerous psychopath who enjoys stalking, kidnapping and murdering little girls. There’s nothing cool or funny about that. What is even worse, Yashiro is so elusive and tricky that he always finds a way of framing someone else for his crimes. Gaku Yashiro is not just a terrible criminal, he’s absolutely despicable and deserves the worst. How's that for one of the most hated anime characters?


1. Millenium Earl from D.Gray-man Hallow

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2016 – September 2016

The Earl of the Millenium, also regarded as Lord Millenium, is the head of the Noah Family and the most hated character of 2016. The Millenium Earl is a horrible cartoon-like creature who intends to exterminate humanity and cause three years of darkness. Lord Millenium is the incarnation of pure evil and he’s creepy as hell.

Don’t be fooled by the Millenium Earl’s caricature look, this man is the most malicious villain we’ve met in quite a while. Lord Millenium’s grin shows us just how wicked he is, but believe it or not he is even more fearsome and vicious in his true human form. The Millenium Earl is so sadistic that he loves toying with people’s lives, as he lives only to destroy mankind. There is no other villain who deserves to be hated and feared more than the evil Lord Millenium, number 1 on our list of most hated anime characters.


Final Thoughts

Okay, guys this is the end of our Top 10 of the most hated anime characters of 2016. We hope you’ve enjoyed it and that you may have found some interesting characters you didn’t know of. After all, these are all awesome and very interesting characters, even when they force us to hate them. Let us know which other hateful characters you would’ve liked to see on our list and why. Share your thoughts with us!

Chanty

Translator/Writer

Author: Chanty

My name is Santiago and I'm an aspiring writer and full-time dreamer. I am currently studying English at college to become a teacher. I like playing Heavy Metal on my guitar as much as I like dancing to Trance music, and I love playing Basketball with my friends as much as I love staying home alone watching Anime. Opposite forces are complementary and interdependent; that is the Yin Yang.

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