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The 10 Craziest, Most Psychotic Anime Characters Ever

Updated on May 12, 2016
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The Craziest, Most Psychotic Anime Characters Ever
The Craziest, Most Psychotic Anime Characters Ever | Source

Anime Top 10 List: Craziest Psychopaths in Anime

Just as one of the most interesting character development in the anime world is the one that crosses the borders of sanity and madness, it surprises many that the characters born from this are the really mind-blowing ones. Crazies, psychotics, madhatters, psychopaths, freaks—these elements do make things spark from nothingness. You look for these kinds of characters and fancy them—you get them!

The search is over! Compiling a list of the most hysterical lunatics in the anime world. They’re the finest, they’re the very essence of the word “psycho.” Here are—the Ten Craziest, Most Psychotic Anime Characters ever!

Ready yourself as you're in for a messed-up get-to-know moment with the most broken and most mentally unstable anime characters!

10 - Shuu Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul)

Shuu Tsukiyama
Shuu Tsukiyama | Source

Très bien! Fortissimo! The pervert-whacko and crazy-obsessive “Shuu Tsukiyama” is here to hog the 10th spot! Eat or be eaten!

Shuu Tsukiyama is a definite nutcase! At first, he might seem all elegant, fashionable, and proper BUT…beyond all the formalities, he’s a real psycho! He regards himself as a high-class predator. (Well, being a ghoul and all, you just can’t blame him.) He’s on the search for the finest food. (That means—humans and ghouls alike!) He’s super obsessive like an sure-deal addict! (Have you seen the scene where he was psychedelically sniffing Kaneki’s blood on his hanky?)

Now, if after what I’ve said and you still don’t believe that Tsukiyama is cray-cray, then I don’t know what else would convince you. I just want you to know that he’s a total psycho in my book!

9. Hisoka (Hunter x Hunter)

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Oh dear! Clowns and jokers are creepy, yes! Now add a pinch (or should I say overflow) of murderous intent and a perverse outlook and you’ve got—Hisoka! One thing’s for sure, nothing good can come out of any situation with him around!

From the very start of Hunter x Hunter, Hisoka has been the center of caution and danger. His visage is that of a clown and a joker, and he’s also quite unstable. He lusts for strong opponents as well as children (although just implied), which makes him quite disturbing. Mind you, he’s super strong and powerful, which makes haim all the more dangerous!

Now, if you do the math and add all the things that were just mentioned, you’d know that Hisoka = Trouble!

8 - Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Shou Tucker
Shou Tucker | Source

In the name of science and alchemy, the Sewing-Life Alchemist, Shou Tucker paves his way to Top 8 of this list not through his intellectual mind and academic achievements but through his insane methods and cruel secret!

Easily one of the most hated anime character ever, Shou Tucker is also one of the crazies! If you know what he did, it’ll churn your stomach inside-out! Okay, okay…for the sake of discussion, I’ll tell you what inhumane thing he did.

Remember? He’s known as the Sewing-Life Alchemist, and it all started when he presented his masterpiece—a creature that can speak human language! Well, it was actually his own wife cruelly and forcibly merged with an animal—a chimera! Two years later, he did the same to his very own daughter and the family’s dog, all because he was desperate! Talk about sock and twisted, Shou Tucker is one hell of an unforgivable psychotic!

7 - Kumagawa Misogi (Medaka Box)

Kumagawa Misogi
Kumagawa Misogi | Source

Awww…just look at that young man with eyes full of wonder and a carefree smile. No way could he be crazy! But hell he is! Presenting, the biggest loser of them all--Kumagawa Misogi!

When I said “biggest loser of them all”, I meant he’s the loser-est loser in the whole universe! Ever since he came to be, all odds have always been against him. He never wins a satisfying victory as he always loses a miserable lost. This is the reason why he became so twisted and insane!

At one time, he ripped off the face of a girl just to test if his love for her was all just superficial. At one moment, he also seriously considered killing off all human life on the planet, himself included. Also, he walks his daily life spreading misery and bereavement as if it was all normal and mundane. That’s Kumagawa Misogi for you! Add all of this to his power to change causality “All Fiction” and power to force people to his level “Bookmaker” and you’ve got a wretched, detestable monster that laughs over all!

6. Yagami Light (Death Note)

Yagami Light
Yagami Light | Source

The infamous Light Yagami with the alias “Kira” has made his way to 6th tier with his own brand of justice and his very deadly Death Note. Okay, I’ll tell you the truth! He threatened me to put his name on this list. If not, he’ll put mine on the Death Note!

Light Yagami was nothing but a normal high school student until he came upon the Death Note. The Death Note is a notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written on it. When this notebook of death came into contact with Light the first time, things have started to go mad and whack!

Light has started to believe he is the embodiment of justice as well as a god! One flick of a pen at hand and the Death Note, and death shall surely befall upon any criminal as well as anyone that dares to oppose him. He’s gone mad! He’s gone crazy! Somebody stop him!

5 - Lucy (Elfen Lied)

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From the anime show that shocks and traumatizes first-time unsuspecting viewers on the very first minute of the first episode, the diclonius Lucy rises from hell to give everyone a dose of insanity and despair.

A diclonius is a mysterious creature that has tremendous psychic power in the form of invisible hands that could grab and cut anything at the atomic level. They’re very dangerous creatures that society has kept hidden to protect humanity. Lucy is one such diclonius, and she’s out for vengeance!

As a diclonius, Lucy has experienced a very traumatic and cruel past. One of which is when her classmates killed her puppy. I won’t go into detail because that would spoil everything! Just imagine that a diclonius life from the very beginning is basically hell at the lowest level. Lucy’s life is even worse, which all led to how broken, twisted, and murderous she has become.

4 - Hibana Daida (Deadman Wonderland)

Hibana Daida
Hibana Daida | Source

Don’t ever try to mess with this young lady! She might be just a child, but her mental state is very far from normal. Monstrous strength, abnormal mindset, torture inclination, capacity to kill—Hibana Daida might just be your worst nightmare if you unluckily cross her path!

From a very young age, Hibana has been the subject of torture and abuse by her equally crazy mother. Everything was done in order to instill in her the qualities of proper and prim lady. All these took a wrong turn though! Hibana has become irrational as well. As a matter of fact, she also tried to instill manners to her classmates to the point of slaughtering them! Woah!

Now, she works as an undertaker wielding an enormous sword. Her job now is to torture prisoners and deadmen who tries to act foolish and improper before ultimately slaughtering them. Just so you know, this little girl knows quite a lot of stomach-churning methods of torture and torment.

3 - Gasai Yuno (Mirai Nikki)

Gasai Yuno
Gasai Yuno | Source

Okay, look here! Gasai Yuno could be the prettiest and sweetest girlfriend one could ever have but, there’s a catch! She’s not really what she seems! She’s actually broken deep inside! And that’s why she’s here on Top 3 of this list!

Yuno is a girl with a near-hopeless case. She’s follows Yukiteru around as a rabid lover and stalker but, she’s not just that! She’s crazy! She’ll kill without a second thought anyone who hinders her in her path of love. No one can go between her and Yukiteru’s love without regretting it later. Even Yukiteru is annoyed and scared of her!

But then, the biggest secret is still yet to be revealed! You thought Yuno was just mad in love and will do anything and everything just to get what she wants? Think again! Yuno has crazy tendencies that actually literally transcends both space and time. If you watched Mirai Nikki already, you’ll know what I’m talking about here.

2 - Sonozaki Shion (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)

Sonozaki Shion
Sonozaki Shion | Source

As one of the characters of the cast of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (When They Cry), it’s to be expected that Sonozaki Shion surpasses them all! In madness and insanity, Shion is the girl! A little bit too creepy and brutal I might say, but that’s why she’s here on this list!

Shion is definitely insane! She’s known to be a very dangerous manipulator, capable of bending situations to her own benefit, and she’s very clever. The grand moment of psychosis she had was the very episodic one. The sudden outburst of her murderous intent drew a crazy demon beyond the wildest imagination. She had a breakdown! Her mental state has become irreparable. Thus, the killing spree ensued!

Perhaps, Shion is one of the reasons why this show is super crazy and whack! If you want crazy, then this show where Sonozaki Shion is present is the one to watch!

1 - Johan Liebert (Monster)

Johan Liebert
Johan Liebert | Source

And so, we come to the epitome of insanity! What else to put on the number 1 spot but the craziest, most psychotic anime character of them all! That is, none other than, the monster—Johan Liebert!

Johan Liebert was the result of an inhumane experiment. He came into existence with the aspirations of becoming the best and one that would lead humanity. Physically, mentally, and genetically—he’s near-perfect! But, there’s a huge drawback! No one have ever imagined that he’ll become a psychopath who craves for destruction and despair, all in the spirit of nothingness and irrationality.

Once, Johan Liebert, as a kid, pulled the feat of making 50 student and some instructors fight it out to death as well as watch the place burn. Seeing the world burn—that’s Johan’s thing! He has deep understanding of things especially human psychology—this makes him formidable and powerful over everyone. Killing is but child’s play to him. He can bend anyone’s will and manipulate them to do his bidding. Johan is truly a monster amongst monsters.

He’s mad, he’s insane, he’s crazy—Johan is the most psychotic of them all!

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    • Cheeky Kid profile image

      Cheeky Kid 3 weeks ago from Milky Way

      @Ally Totes agree! Are you updated with the manga? Hisoka just went full berserk! Crazier things to come!

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      Ally 3 weeks ago

      Thank you for including Hisoka! He is absolutely nuts and I love him for it!!!! Your list is spot on!

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      Link10103 12 months ago

      They're all kind of random shows I thought sounded somewhat interesting, not all ones I would for certain watch

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      Cheeky Kid 12 months ago from Milky Way

      @Link10103 100+ Bookmarked Shows?! Wow, that's a lot!

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      Cindy 12 months ago from Planet Earth

      Nice article. But I'd probably rank Tucker higher on the list. What he did was so disturbing.

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      Cedric Yong 12 months ago from Singapore

      Okay, that's a lot of anime for me to check out. :)

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      Link10103 12 months ago

      Being reminded of the others, I wouldn't have pegged Light to be on the same level as them (outside of his final moments that is..)

      I was looking for other anime to watch and realized I have Elfen Lied, When they Cry, and I think Monster to buried in my 100+ bookmarked shows. I know what I'm doing after work today...

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