Viciously verbal anime characters are some of the most common and interesting characters. They lift up the story and the emotion of the anime. Their purpose is often to surprise us from the normal kind of characters that exist in anime. We recognize them by a darker tone and often a very arrogant style of talking, as well as the way they stand.
Everyone has their favorite when it comes to a character who uses a more vicious way of talking. It might be the protagonist, or in most cases the evil villain. We all start to think about that special character that has a unique style of talking. In this Top 10 list, we will delve into the characters who speak viciously, so stick around and check out another Top 10 list. In this case, the Top 10 Most Viciously Verbal Anime Characters.
10. Light Yagami from Death Note
- Episodes: 37
- Aired: October 4, 2006 – June 27, 2007
Light Yagami is your usual good hero, gone wrong. The story of Death Note is quite known. This young 17 year old boy genius who is tired of his life, finds a dark notebook one day. But it’s not any notebook, on the front of the dark notebook the title, "Death Note," is written. Light Yagami gets intrigued and starts to read the first lines and quickly discovers that whoever’s name is written in the "Death Note," will die. One famous line from a well known comic is; "With great power, comes great responsibility". Which is truly shown in this anime.
Light Yagami makes it to this list because of just that. He is at first trying to get rid of criminals, but slowly getting into a slippery path because of too much power. But the number one thing that gets Light Yagami into this list, is the way he talks. He has a very arrogant and vicious way of speaking. Without giving spoilers, I would base this mostly of the ending scene in Death Note.
9. Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 3, 2010 – December 19, 2010
Kyousuke Kousaka, a 17 year old student who has never gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For as long as he can remember, Kirino always ignores him and looks at him with burning eyes. But one day, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime called, Stardust Witch Meruru. But to his surprise, inside the DVD case is a hidden adult video game called, Love with Little Sister. That night, Kirino burst into Kyousuke’s room and brings him to her room to tell her secret.
Kirino is a classical tomboy, but doesn’t dress like one. She has a very vicious way of speaking and gets what she wants because of this. At times, Kirino has a very childlike persona with an adult way of speaking and does this in a rather harsh way, especially to her older brother, Kyousuke.
8. Levi from Attack on Titan
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 7, 2013 – September 29, 2013
Many hundreds of years ago, humans were almost exterminated by titans. These titans seem to kill humans for the pleasure of it and not because of a food source. A small number of humans who survived built walls around them to keep the titans away. In this anime, we get to follow the humans as they survive inside of these walls, and who haven’t seen a titan in over 100 years.
In a world where titans attack humans and eat them like candy, we have one soldier, Levi, of the Scouting Legion, who gets his name into this list because of his very calm way of speaking When he speaks, he can be utterly vicious about the things he says. You get the feeling that he is not afraid to speak his mind and acts on the vicious things he says.
7. Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 3, 2008 – March 27, 2009
In Victorian-era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once had. In his last moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon. His soul, in exchange for revenge. The story in the anime revolves around this young boy, Ciel Phantomhive, and his demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis. Sebastian’s powers as a butler is only matched by his strength as a demon.
Sebastian gets a spot on this list because of his calm-like behaviour, even in the heat of battle. And he does all this with a very calm-like style of making his vicious voice heard. (SPOILER) Like in the scene with a tiger at the circus, where he calmly talks to the full grown tiger as if it was a little kitten. You can feel how he uses his strong vicious voice in a calming, but arrogant kind of way. And even though he can get his head bitten off at any moment, you can really feel the emotion in his voice as he never losses his cool.
6. Seijuro Akashi from Kuroko’s Basketball
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 8, 2012 – September 22, 2012
The anime is about the Teiko Middle School basketball team, The Generation of Miracles. This series follows this one team as the main focus of the anime and how they play, train, and why basketball is their life.
Seijuro Akashi is the final member of the basketball team, Generation of Miracles. He also stands as the teams captain. He makes it to this list because of his vicious way of speaking as he is not afraid to tell people what he really thinks just by his calm, but vicious voice. And he combines this with a cool tone of speaking his mind, even if he sounds arrogant at times.
5. Gintoki Sakata from Gintama
- Episodes: 201
- Aired: April 4, 2006 – March 25, 2010
If it isn’t bad enough to fight for survival in feudal Japan. In Gintama, aliens have landed in Japan and have conquered everything. Gintoki Sakata is a samurai in an era in Japan where samurai are no longer needed.
Gintoki Sakata has a more laid back persona with his dark and calm voice as he makes his way perfectly into this list. His cool stature is probably also what helps his character become more believable in how he speaks his mind very carefree, yet in a dark way. And even though he sometimes cracks a joke or two, he always has that dark and vicious way of expressing himself.
4. Sougo Okita from Gintama
- Episodes: 201
- Aired: April 4, 2006 – March 25, 2010
Sougo Okita is the best swordsman in the Shinsengumi. He openly displays annoyance and dislike for Hijikata, as he tries to kill him several times. Or at least he tries to badly wound him so he can become the Vice-Commander.
As a person, he is very light hearted and kind of childish. But the reason he earns his spot here is because hs speech is quite serious. Through his voice, he first acts and gives the impression of a very kind and innocent boy, which can change in an instant because of how he uses his voice in a lower and darker pitch. The feeling you get is very strong as he's a person who doesn’t answer to anyone.
3. Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari
- Episodes: 15
- Aired: July 3, 2009 – June 25, 2010
The anime is about Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who recently survived a vampire attack. Now he finds himself mixed up with gods, ghosts, myths, and all kinds of different spirits.
Hitagi Senjougahara has a laid back persona. She speaks with confidence and uses her full vocabulary as an advantage when speaking in the most vicious way. Hitagi Senjougahara will surprise you. Mostly because you first get the feeling that she is a normal kind of girl, but through her dark kind of expressions, she really hits all the vicious points that a viciously verbal character is suppose to have. She plays it cool but at the same time her voice will scare the crap out of you.
2. Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: January 8, 2010 – June 25, 2010
In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, among many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, there is one urban legend which stands out above the rest. The existence of the headless, Black Rider, who is said to be seen driving a jet black motorcycle through out the city streets.
Izaya has the appearance and expression of one who is devious and manipulative with his black hair and red-brown eyes. He is repeatedly described as a handsome man. Izaya has a very cool style which he combines with a more vicious way of talking but in a happy expression. Even though they are pretty vicious. He earns this spot on this list because of his carefree style and over the top arrogant way of expressing himself.
1. Uchiha Madara from Naruto Shippuden
- Episodes: unknown
- Aired: February 15, 2007 – On going
The most powerful Ninja in the Naruto series and the co-founder of Konoha, The Hidden Leaf Village. Much can be said about Madara, but he is described as the ultimate bad guy and a powerful villain.
Why Uchiha Madara earns the number one spot is because of the way every word coming out of his mouth sounds arrogant and vicious. The arrogance comes from a long term of skills and experience he has acquired over the many years he's spent fighting. There’s something about his voice that makes it the perfect voice for a powerful evil villain. Vicious to the max.
And there we have it! Another Top 10 list, and in this case, some quite impressive viciously verbal anime characters. Do you agree with this list? Or do you have some thoughts of who should have been at the top? Be sure to type it bellow in the comment section.