Anne’s List: 10 of the Biggest Assholes in Anime (love or hate ’em!)
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There are many types of anime assholes, many of them so completely obnoxious that it is unbelievable anyone willingly interacts with them. Whether intelligent, charming, or brave, these characters give off an air of snobby, sneery, or arrogant prickery. Some are more straightforward, others may be bigoted, stupid, or just unpleasant. One may wonder why no one has murdered them yet, but these characters are reluctantly accepted by their peers, and usually don’t get their comeuppance.
Highly sadistic and anti-social, Bando is driven by a strong sense of honor and obligation. He is a “loose cannon”, threatening and hurting allies for no reason. For example, Bando casually backhands a woman for the hell of it, laughs, and calls her an idiot for “sneaking up on him”. All she was doing was bringing him some tea.
A mercenary the Washimine Group, Chaka fancies himself a “Wild West” gunman and is fluent in English. Sadistic, lecherous, and arrogant, he is often seen as an idiot by his peers. Even Revy and Ginji–who are slight sociopaths—are disgusted by him.
Envy–Full Metal Alchemist
Envy is a talented executioner due to his/her ability to shape-shift. While not a villain in the purest sense, Envy has no moral compass, and enjoys being bad. He/she enjoys misery, taunts everyone, and does anything & everything to get what he/she wants.
Excalibur doesn’t give the impression of intentionally being a jerk, rather it is just an obnoxious result of his eccentric personality. Once wielded by King Arthur, Excalibur’s fame has turned him into a complete narcissist. He is quite insufferable, with a list of 1000 rules you must follow if you want to wield him. Any individual able to tolerate his personality for prolonged periods of time is a true hero.
Jin Akutsu–The Prince of Tennis
Akutsu is a violent bully, stirring up trouble wherever he goes. Akutsu hits people from other teams, treats his mother rudely, and humiliates his childhood friend when he calls him out on his behavior. Reluctantly recruited, this former Karate star finds Tennis very dull.
Kanta Mizuno–Desert Punk
With virtually no regard for human life, Kanta doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Highly professional, and intelligent, he is a talented mercenary. Kanta is very perverted, and is not above kidnapping or bribery if it means sex with big-breasted women. He has no friends, only people who he has known a long time.
Death is not the end for this self-centered, judgemental jerkass. An apathetic, perverted, and all-around unlikable person, Kei Kurono is in many ways a typical high school guy. He gets better though.
Overcome by his lust for power, Sasuke displays great indifference to his team-mates as well as others, and is very arrogant and boastful. Suffering from both a superiority and an inferiority complex, Sasuke is unwilling to acknowledge when someone is stronger than him, but obsesses when he believes that they are.
Tomo Takino–Azumanga Daioh
Tomo is loud, crazy, obnoxious, and has an extreme case of ADHD. Nothing she says makes any sense, and her grades are bad (she usually cheats off of her best friends). At least the characters treat her appropriately. They smack her, but not as often as she deserves. However, very deep down, Tomo does care.
Vegeta–Dragon Ball Z
In the early stages of Dragon Ball Z, this arrogant prince of the Saiyans is a complete genocidal asshole who constantly insults his teammates. He has an inflated sense of superiority, holding himself above nearly everyone he encounters. Even when siding with earth, he is still a dick to the DBZ cast. Although he does chill out a bit after becoming a family man, he is fairly indifferent to his wife and son. Fighting comes first.
Did I leave someone out? Your opinions are welcome.
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Posted on May 1, 2012, in Anime and tagged Akutsu Prince Tennis, anime assholes, anime jerks, anime list, azu daioh, azumanga, Bando Elfen Lied, Black Lagoon, Envy Full Metal Alchemist, Excalibur Soul Eater, Junko Desert Punk, Kei Gantz, naruto sasuke, vegeta. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.