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There are many types of characters in anime. Some we fall in obsessive love with, and some we hate. There are many beautiful girl anime characters. Similarly, there are equally cute anime male characters. This post will look into the best Yandere anime characters.
We will be looking at some popular Yandere girls, boys and demon Yandere anime characters.
What are Yandere anime characters?
The word “Yandere” is made up of two separate words – “yandere” which translates into “to be sick”, and “deredere” which translates into “lovestruck”.
A Yandere anime character is someone who seems normal at first glance. But he/she might get super possessive, and violent towards their lovers.
At one corner of the spectrum, we have Yandere anime characters who exhibit extreme levels of jealousy. On the other hand, other Yandere anime characters could be as extreme as murdering other girls out of jealousy.
Yandere characters have been depicted in Japanese anime and manga for decades. The first-ever Yandere character was depicted in popular anime back in 1980.
But it was the 2000s when Yandere characters started being considered as a separate genre on their own.
Yandere and Tsundere anime characters are the complete opposite of each other. A Tsundere anime character is a laid-back character, who seldom shows any human emotions.
But when they fall into romantic love, they slowly start to show the softer side of their personality.
So how do we distinguish between a normal, and a Yandere anime character? Well simple. We simply observe the way of their love.
Let’s get started with today’s article where we look at the Best Yandere anime Characters.
Yandere Anime Girls
1. Mizuki Himeji From Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
The first Yandere female character on this list is Mizuki Himeji. She is from Baka and is a cute anime character. She was the first love of Akihisa Yoshii’s. They first fell in love when they were in elementary school together.
Akihisa was fully aware of the feelings he felt towards Mizuki. But it was Mizuki who was confused about how she felt about Akishia. But right when her exams were about to start, she realized that she had feelings for him.
She unleashes her jealousy, or should we say Yandere-side-of-her, when she is drunk.
2. Konishi From Charlotte
Konishi from Charlotte is another Yandere anime character who is adored by many.
She is the object of their obsessive affection. When she is still a kid, she falls in love with Oikawa, and starts sending him love letters. He goes to the same school as Konishi.
In the series, we see that Oikawa slowly starts developing a love interest in Otosaka’s little sister. When Konishi realizes this, she starts to think about taking revenge and getting rid of her from the picture.
3. Kurenai Rin From Big Order
Kurenai Rin is a popular Yandere anime character. She might be considered as the most violent, and extreme Yandere character out there.
It is not the loss of a lover or any military experiments that turns her into a Yandere, but it is the loss of her parents. She holds Hoshimiya Eiji responsible for the loss of her parents.
She is determined to go to any extreme lengths to kill the person who killed her parents. She even attacks others. In one episode of this series, we even see her stab Eiji with her sword.
3. Belarus From Hetalia Axis Powers
Belarus is a petite anime character with blonde hair. Ever since she was a little kid, she had a huge crush on Russia.
When they both grew up, Belarus always wanted to get married to Russia. She would try to persuade him into marrying her. She is a perfect example of a singular personified character archetype.
In one episode of this anime series, we see her shoving Russia up against a wall. She wanted to kiss him, but it didn’t go as she planned it would. Out of fear of getting caught, Russia screams at her and tells her to go away.
4. Kurumi Tokisaki From Date a Live
Unlike other Yandere anime characters, Kurumi Tokisaki has a poker face. It is very difficult to make sense of what is going through her mind at any given moment.
She has serious trust issues. She can act as an innocent, and shy girl whenever she needs to fool someone.
In the beginning, when she first joined the Raizen High School, we see her put up her shy and innocent face. But in the later parts of the series, we see her reveal her true personality.
5. Mikasa Ackerman From Attack on Titan
Mikasa Ackerman was not a dull, and gloomy character from her childhood. Her childhood friends and family remember her as a cheerful, and upbeat character.
She has a strong will. This is why she somehow manages to push aside all the dark thoughts, and keep a positive outlook. However, as she starts to grow up, she starts to feel emotionally drained.
When she is having a bad day, we see her intimidating her enemies.
6. Nadeko Sengoku from Bakemonogatari
Nadeko Sengoku from Bakemonogatari is a shy character by nature. She is very proud of how her hair looks and has an obsessive nature towards her looks. She doesn’t like anyone messing with her hair.
Her hair is more important to her than any other part of her body, even her panties.
Later in the series, we see Nadeko develop feelings for a beautiful boy named Koyomi.
Dark Yandere Anime Characters
Now let us look at a list of some of the best Yandere Anime Characters with a dark side.
7. Rolo Lamperogue – Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion
So far, we have seen Yandere anime characters who are mainly driven by a strong emotion towards their loved interest. But Rolo Lamperogue is different in this regard.
In a modern context, Rolo Lamperogue from Code Geass is not driven by strong emotions towards his girlfriend, but his brothers. He is driven by a strong sense of brotherhood.
We see Rolo has a kind heart and is pretty innocent from a distance. But when we got closer, we realize that he is a cold, and heartless killer.
8. Shuu Tsukiyama – Tokyo Ghoul
Next on our list, we have Shuu Tsukiyama from Tokyo Ghoul. He seems like an intelligent, and polite gentleman. He is a soul eater. He uses sex as a weapon.
Throughout the series we see him trying to lure Kaneki.
After he is successful in impressing someone with his charms, he invites them back to the Ghoul Restaurant.
At one point, we see him grow obsessed with Kaneki’s smell. When all his efforts to kidnap Kaneki go into vain, he devises a plan to kidnap one of Kaneki’s close friends.
9. Kaede Fuyou – Shuffle
Kaede Fuyou is one of the main characters from the popular anime series Shuffle. She is a female lead of Shuffle. When she was just a kid, she had to suffer the trauma, and mental instability caused by her mother’s death.
She had to face this hard time alone. Kaede’s mother died when she was young.
From her childhood, Kaede Fuyou had only one good friend Rin Tsuchimi. But she feels neglected by Rin Tsuchimi after Asa Shigure befriends Rin. In the world of anime, she is considered a god.
When Rin goes out on a date with Asa, Kaede slams Asa against the wall. This causes Asa to have a heart attack.
10. Shion Sonozaki – Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion Sonozaki has a twin brother – Mion. They look identical. Due to this reason, they find it amusing to swap places in family gatherings.
Shion has a love interest for Satoshi. Shion thinks Satoshi is always stressed because of his sister Satoko.
All hell breaks loose when Shion realizes that Satoshi has gone missing. She starts to interrogate everyone who she thinks might be involved with the disappearance of Shion.
Yandere Anime Boys
Now we will be taking a look at some of the Best male Yandere anime characters.
11. Tyki Mikk – D. Gray-man
Tyki Mikk is one of the main characters from the popular anime series D. Gray-man. He belongs to the Noah family. He has a family name – Joyd. He is the perfect male example of the best Yandere anime characters.
He has dark hair. There is a mole under his chin. When Tyki takes up his Noah form, he is seen wearing armor, and a helmet. He does not have any mental illness.
His normal side is a fun-loving personality. But his dark side is pretty evil. He often gets overwhelmed with psychotic kill instincts and a catatonic state which are triggered by her traumatic past experiences.
12. Rolo Lamperouge – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
If you have seen only the first season of the popular anime series Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, then you might not be familiar with the name Rolo Lamperouge.
This is because Rolo was introduced in the second season of this anime series. He wears a school uniform and has black hair and brown eyes.
He has a kind heart. He grows fallings for Lelouch. But we only find out later in the series that he wanted to befriend Lelouch so that he could carry out his latest assassination mission. His main purpose is to serve his masters.
13. Sakamaki Ayato – Diabolik Lovers
There are many yandere characters in the anime series Diabolik Lovers. But Sakamaki Ayato easily stands out from all of them.
He belongs to a vampire family. He loves his brothers and parents.
At one point in the series, we see a little girl Yui come and start living with Sakamaki’s family. All of Sakamaki’s brothers started craving her blood. But Sakamaki started caring for her.
Demon Yandere Anime Characters
14. Mikasa Ackerman – Attack on Titan
Mikasa Ackerman is one of the main characters in the series Attack on Titans. She is close to her siblings. She would go any length to protect her loved ones. Despite having a true nature, she has unparalleled fighting and social skills.
15. Anna Nishikinomiya – Shimoneta
Anna Nishikinomiya belongs to an influential family. She is also the class president. From a young age, Anna dreamt of making her family proud.
This is why in highs school, she stands the election for Student Council President and wins by a large margin. After she becomes the president of the Student Council, she becomes the subject of envy by other young girls.
16. Katsura Kotonoha – School Days
Among all the female Yandere anime characters we have seen so far, Katsura Kotonoha might be the calmest and composed one. As she is prettier than most of her friends, she has always struggled to make good friends. She has a true yandere face.
17. Yuno Gasai – Future Diary
Yuno Gasai has long pink hair and pink eyes. She often forms pigtails. She has all the feminine qualities in her.
Despite having a polite appearance, she is lethal. She would use and manipulate anyone to achieve her goals. In a worst-case scenario, she can kill people in cold blood.
18. Alois – Black Butler
Earl Alois Tracy is the head of his family, and prefers being referred to as “Your Highness”. Due to his young age, people think of him as a weak, and fragile individual. He is the best friend of Kirino.
Red Hair Yandere Anime Characters
19. Akane Hiyama From Renai Boukun
Akane Hiyama has a voluptuous body that often makes her the center of attention. Although she has a calm, and composed character, she can lose her temper when Seiji Aino, the boy she is in love with, ignores her.
She thinks that she is the only one who can hurt Seiji Aino. She would go out of her way to kill people who even thought of dating Seiji Aino. She would lose it completely if she saw someone trying to date Seiji Aino.
Konishi might be the youngest of all Yandere characters on this list. She is only twelve years old when she attacks one of her friends using a box cutter.
Konishi has waist-long hair. She ties a white headband over her forehead. We see her in the regular student uniform of Hoshinoumi Academy’s Middle School.
21. Senjogahara Hitagi From Bakemonogatari
At a young age, doctors diagnose Senjogahara Hitagi with an incurable disease. By the time she starts highs school, she struggles to make friends. She has a frail body, which makes her less attractive.
What is Senjogahara’s biggest weapon? She has a venomous mouth. She would not hold back on anything. The most frightening part of it is, she can keep a cold poker face while saying mean things to others. This makes her one of the most formidable Yandere anime characters.
But she is not always like this. She is normally a nice kid who likes the company of her friends.
One day, Koyomi accidentally discovers Senjoghara’s darkest secret. This triggers her into changing her whole life. As mentioned earlier, she can speak mean things while keeping a poker face.
22. Hisoka Morow from Hunter x Hunter
Hisoka is a hunter and a former member of the Phantom troupe. He is very strong. There is hardly anyone in his group who can challenge Hisoka for a battle. Some think he is a crazy person.
At the beginning of the series, we see him as the main protagonist of the series Hunter x Hunter. But in the later parts, we see him become a supporting character for the main protagonist.
Hisoka has an appearance of a joker, a comedy anime character, or a magician. He has a muscular physique and a tall build. We can see a combination of suit symbols on his dress, even on his face.
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Yandere Romance Anime
Now that we know about the Best Yandere Anime Characters, let us look at some Yandere Romance Anime series out there.
In the series, we see a world where gods, demons, and humans start to live together. Who would have thought that they could co-exist?
Shuffle is an anime adaptation of the visual light novel by the same name. It was first broadcasted back in the year 2005.
Durarara is another anime series with many Yandere characters in it. The anime series was adapted from a light novel with the same name. the series was also broadcasted in Europe after being dubbed in French.
Future Diary is a popular anime series that was inspired by an equally popular manga series with the same name. In this series, we see 12 individuals with 12 different diaries.
These diaries can predict the future. The individuals participate in a deadly game of Battle Royal. The earliest examples of their violent behavior towards each other begin as soon as this game starts.
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School Days is an anime visual novel. It was first released to the audience back in 2005. School days was first launched as an adult video game available on PlayStation, and other gaming consoles.
It was considered a Yandere simulator game.
School Days was adapted into an anime television series back in 2007.
RWBY is an anime we-series. It has many elements of American Pop-Culture. It revolves around the people living in the fictional land of Remnant. Everyone living here trains to become a warrior from a young age.
The first episode of this anime series was first aired back in 2013.
Conclusion on Yandere Anime Characters
So, there you go. Now you know about the best Yandere Anime characters out there. This article included characters from all the popular anime series including Death Note, Future Diary, Black Lagoon.
Some of the best Yandere characters that were not included in this list are – Misa Amane, Megumi Shimizu, Mika Harima, Deadman Wonderland, Nina Einstein, Mirai Nikki, Ayase Aragaki, Satou Matsuzaka, Rena Ryuuguu, Sekai Saionji, Gasai Yuno, Ringo Oginome, Ryoko Asakura, Makoto Itou, Kotonoha Katsura, Amane Misa, Tanukichi Okuma, Otaku Fandom, Seiji Yagiri.
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Top 15 Yandere Characters in Anime: Yandere Definition
You know the phrase "crazy in love"? Well that's pretty much the definition of a yandere character. Yandere is a sickness that infests itself in the sweetest of characters, who become so absolutely infatuated with their love interests that they are willing to do anything for them, even if those actions aren't necessarily what their love interests desire. As is the case with some of the craziest serial killers, the yandere believes that what they are doing is just. It's a mental instability that forces them to focus their energy on one cause (love), and once a yandere falls in love, there's just no turning back. Especially after you've killed every other girl/boy your crush is close to in order to protect them.
Check out the Yandere Definition: A Comprehensive Guide to Crazy article for a more in-depth explanation of the term.
"Even I'm scared of these yandere girls and guys..." - Kurumi Tokisaki from Date a Live
All ranking information was taken on the date of publication.
From: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
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I had heard Mikasa was considered something of a yandere before Attack on Titan aired, but wasn't sold on the idea until quite late on into the series. Her feelings towards Eren really are just prime yandere material. The shadow dropping across her face when she thinks Eren might have betrayed her in some way speaks to her true yandere character.
From: Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist)
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She's new but she's already entered yandere folklore. Anna from Shimoneta's mind had been warped by these bizarre ideals of what equals purity in her dystopic cyberpunk society. This creates conditions ripe for her to go full yandere when she first finds a guy she likes, culminating in some quite extraordinary scenes which include, but are not limited to, chasing after the main character with a vacuum cleaner intent on putting the business end on his penis. Also "special" cookies.
From: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2)
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Another thing an awful lot of yandere lists are missing are some men in the picture. The character trope is not limited to women you know. Rolo from Code Geass R2 is a perfect yandere anime guy in that he goes out and kills people who would dare get between him and his newfound brotherly love for Lelouch, even when Lelouch would really prefer if he didn't go around killing those people.
From: When They Cry (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni)
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Rena is a great example of how yandere characters can be messed up beforehand and simply act out in violent manners because that's just how they are. While this weird town may have been what twisted Rena, what we see is how her affection towards the main character manifests itself... into a big bloody axe.
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There probably were some yandere characters before Shuffle, but in the modern context, it was Shuffle that brought the yandere into harems and gave lazy creators another character archetype to latch on to. Just give your heroine a blank stare, psychotic acts, and a love of box cutters and you've got yourself another character for your harem dating sim.
From: From Hetalia Axis Powers
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Hetalia may not always hit the mark and there's something about the more deranged parts of its fanbase that can be a little off-putting, but some of its interpretations of international history are weirdly genius. Belarus in the real world has made hints about wanting to be part of Russia. In Hetalia, this translates to Belarus wanting to be "one" with Russia which obviously means she acts yandere towards Russia. Logic!
From: School Days
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While Shuffle may have introduced the concept of the yandere to a wider audience, School Days and its nice boat exploded it into wider anime fandom consciousness. This was a yandere anime girl so extreme that they couldn't show the final episode properly the first time and instead showed a nice boat.
From: Dance with Devils
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For all I said earlier about yandere lists needing more guys, I then proceed to not include anymore. So here's another one from the recently aired and totally silly pseudo-musical otome game adaptation Dance with Devils. Lindo is the creepy brother who basically tries to lock his sister in her house (so nobody can get close to her) and sings about how much he loves her to an empty room. I think somebody's got a serious sister complex.
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At the start of Berserk, Griffith declares he "owns" Guts, which at first most viewers take metaphorically, as though Guts owes Griffith a big favor. It's only when we get later on into the series and Berserk starts down its demonic path do we realize that Griffith's obsession with "owning" Guts goes far beyond that, straight into the creepy world of yandere.
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Even before we get into the territory of being willing to chop your own head off, Mika Harima was kinda deranged in her pursuit of love. She was a stalker, and when you're talking about yandere being a love sickness of the mind, stalkers fit that pretty well. Her boyfriend probably qualifies as a yandere anime guy too.
From: Elfen Lied
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Lucy was a pretty damaged individual, even before she met and fell in love with the guy of her dreams. Something about having puppies beaten to death in front of you that'll really change a person (Elfen Lied not an anime known for its subtlety). This really starts to manifest itself though, later on, with lots of blood flying as a result.
From: Kamisama Dolls
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Look man, I know Kamisama Dolls wasn't the greatest anime around. But it would be unfair of me to not give it credit for the one thing it does superbly - really, really deranged and angry people. Of those characters, Mahiru was probably the best yandere, making her a both horrific and fantastic addition to this list.
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Senjogahara likes to claim she's a tsundere, but that's not true. She just puts on that act. In reality she's a frightening yandere that threatens people with stationary should they dare get in the way of herself and her love.
From: Mawaru Penguindrum
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Another yandere stalker on this list. However, while yandere characters have a reputation for being extremely violent and out of control, that's not all there is to them. To be a true yandere anime character, one's love must be frightening, but also come from the heart - a love so passionate that it's scary and dangerous. Ringo's stalker antics fit these requirements to a tee.
From: Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
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You thought I'd forgotten, hadn't you? How could I? Gasai Yuno from Future Diary is the yandere of all yandere characters. She lives, breathes and swings axes like a yandere. To not include Yuno would be like not including a roof in a list of "things your house should probably have". She is the face of the yandere character archetype in a way no other is. Maybe one day someone will take over for our favorite psycho pink-haired girl, but for now, she is the best yandere out there.
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35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime
Today we are going to talk about yandere characters yes all those mad lovers that won’t be silent if they see anyone wandering around their crush.
We all can agree love make us a lil bit crazy we push our limits while we are in love but these yandere characters will not hesitate to kill someone if they see them as a threat to their crush.
Lets dive into the list of these insane yandere characters from the anime universe.
Waring From Senpai
I will try to keep this list spoiler free but as you know some of these yandere characters are late bloomers so maybe i will mention some spoilers down below.
35. Mizuki Himeji From Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
This yandere character name is Mizuki and she is a gentle and well-behaved bishoujo who was Akihisa Yoshii’s first love ever since when they were in elementary school.
According to her love letter revealed in the light novels she has had similar feelings for Aki since elementary but did not realize it was love until the summoning exams.
When she is drunk however, or her emotions are stirred, her actions can cross the line. Because of her innocent character, she believes in others’ words too easily.
34. Konishi From Charlotte
This yandere character name is Konishi and she is madly in love with Oikawa, another student of Ayumi Otosaka’s class.
Because the boy was attracted to Yū Otosaka’s sister, Konishi wants to get rid of her rival.
Konishi is a yandere; she apparently seems to be a polite, shy and kind girl, but she later turns out to be a sadistic, violent and aggressive girl.
33. Shuu Tsukiyama From Tokyo Ghoul
Tsukiyama is a sohpisticated, intelligent, and well-read yandere character. He has a spoiled and narcissitic nature and is always loud and flamboyant when meeting with other characters.
He has a deep obsession with Kaneki and does whatever it takes to taste his flesh and gets more obsessed after he hears that Kaneki had commited canibalism and has a kakuja.
In Tokyo Ghoul:re, however, his personality dramatically changes. He’s now sad and depressed as Kaneki is gone and Sasaki replaces him. He continues to obsess over him and stays indors and isolated fromt he rest of the outside world constantly.
32. Hisoka Morow From Hunter x Hunter
Hisoka is portrayed as entirely self-serving, self-absorbed, and selfish yandere character. He does whatever he likes as long as it pleases him in some way.
His insatiable love for spilling the blood of powerful fighters in combat and his enjoyment of extreme pain while doing so fuels his seemingly sadomasochistic desires.
In order for them to grow to their full potential (so as to improve the pleasure of killing them later), Hisoka allows the main protagonists to live in situations wherein he is easily able to kill them.
31. Kurenai Rin From Big Order
Kurenai Rin is an audacious and impulsive yandere character whose primary goal is to seek revenge against Hoshimiya Eiji for being the reason behind her parents’ deaths.
She is willing to resort to any means to kill him, and persistently attempts to through violent procedures such as stabbing Eiji in the hand with her sword.
Even after being subjugated under Eiji’s Bind Dominator, Rin continues to try to kill him, stating that although she is to obey him, she will never allow him to control her heart.
30. Mikasa Ackerman From Attack on Titan
Before joining the Yeager family this yandere character, Mikasa appeared to be a cheerful, outgoing, and gentle child.
Her innocence allowed her to push anxious thoughts to the back of her mind, continuing to live with her parents and loved ones happily. Growing up, Mikasa has become emotionally withdrawn and noticeably dangerous, sometimes intimidating her enemies or even her comrades.
She is quite stoic and level headed, rarely seen to lose her cool or be at a loss of what to do, no matter how bleak the situation seems to be.
29. Belarus From Hetalia Axis Powers
Belarus is quite obsessed with Russia. She always looked up to him since they were little.
However, when she grew older, she wanted to “become one” with him and had constantly tried getting him to marry her.
During the debut of this yandere character, it showed her cornering him in one room, trying desperately to get in while he cowered in fear and yelled at her to go away.
28. Senjogahara Hitagi From Bakemonogatari
This yandere character possesses a sharp tongue and can be quite blunt when speaking to others and while doing so she keeps a straight face making her seem quite frightening.
This trait of hers makes interacting with her a challenging task, if not impossible, and is something that Araragi discovers first-hand. In spite of this, she is sincere in everything that she says.
She calls herself a tsundere (but she is more of a kuudere) and probably has some understanding of otaku culture, as she once mentions how “moe” Meme’s name was to Araragi.
27. Hotogi Shirayuki From Aria The Scarlet Ammo
This yandere character is raised as a Shrine maiden and acting as the current president of Butei High, Shirayuki is usually very calm, reserved, and shy to some degree.
Often times she can be viewed as a Yamato Nadeshiko, or “the idealized Japanese woman,” due to her demeanour and, her rather morbid loyalty to Kinji.
Because of her extreme loyalty, she gets jealous very easily when other girls come into the picture. Upon learning Aria and Kinji were living together, she broke down Kinji’s door than assaulted Aria calling her “a thieving cat.”
26. Akane Hiyama From Renai Boukun
At first glance this yandere character is a model student, but when it comes to Seiji Aino, she can change her sweet personality to totally psychopathic, as she is madly in love with him.
She would be willing to attack anyone who tries to date Seiji, as well as eliminating them if they hurt him; since she is the only one who can harm him, thus classifying her as a yandere.
It’s been proven that she will kill herself for Seiji, when he died in episode five. She shows a bit of Mayadere too. She doesn’t hesitate to stab Seiji if she feels betrayed.
25. Kaede Fuyou From Shuffle!
Kaede is a very modest, polite, and a soft-spoken yandere character who is clear-headed, has attractive looks, and is excellent at housework.
However, she frequently prioritizes Rin Tsuchimi to the point that she neglects herself.
At times like this, she is seen shown to have severe mental distress and acts violently when a great shock upsets her.
24. Nadeko Sengoku From Bakemonogatari
Nadeko has a shy personality, and can be easily amused as a yandere character.
She’s quite protective of her hair (particularly her forelocks) thinking that it’s her place to guard more than her panties.
She later develops a dependence towards Koyomi (whom she calls “Koyomi-onii-chan”) which slowly intensified as the events relating to the snake curse puts a pressure on her.
23. Anna Nishikinomiya From Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
The name of this yandere character is Anna and she is a responsible person and student council president.
Despite her status, she has been shown to be quite naive and clueless when it comes to lewd materials, due.
However, when it comes to Tanukichi Okuma, after they accidentally share a first kiss, she attempts to collect his “love nectar”, which is shown throughout the series progressively.
22. Mika Hirama From Durarara!!
Normally this yandere character is hyperactive, cheerful, and obsessive. As evidenced by her relationship with Seiji, Mika is very possessive of the person she loves and will go to great lengths to gain their affection, even to the point of invading their privacy.
She is said to change the truth to whatever suits her, and was even willing to abandon school, her family and friends, and her own identity for Seiji’s sake.
While most would be quick to write Mika off as a stalker, Mikado states that it is not entirely accurate.
21. Yukako Yamagishi From JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
This yandere character is introduced in the midst of a date with Koichi Hirose,initially acting demure and sweet around him.
This visage quickly dissipates when she reveals her bad temper and obsession with him, which occupies the majority of her initial role in Diamond is Unbreakable.
20. Kurumi Tokisaki From Date A Live
Kurumi is a yandere girl who is difficult to read. She possesses a dislike of humanity that borders on mistrust, which is something that she shares with most of the other Spirits in her debut.
She is a skilled actress as she is capable of putting on the facade of an innocent, curious young girl when she needs to.
This skill of hers is shown when she registered as a student at Raizen High School and spoke in a polite manner.
19. Touko Fukawa From Danganronpa: The Animation
Toko is intellectually gifted, yet she has problems in social behavior.
It’s been stated that she either never learned or never bothered to learn social skills.
She even considers herself a ‘gloomy outcast’, often deciding to distance herself from others.
18. Ringo Oginome From Mawaru Penguindrum
Ringo is a pale-skinned yandere character with chin-length dark brown hair and light brown eyes.
Although Ringo socializes with her school friends, going to school, and eating with them.
In actuality, she is quite withdrawn and secretive.
17. Rolo Lamperouge From Code Geass
Rolo is seen to be kind-hearted and innocent to Lelouch and others around him at the beginning of Season 2, of course this is only his disguise as Lelouch’s little brother while Nunnally is captured.
However, after Lelouch regains his memory of Nunnally, Rolo shows his true, more ruthless side as yandere character, he is shown to be cold, if not heartless.
After a while, he starts to become attached to Lelouch and becomes more of a brother to him. It is shown that after the death of Shirley, he seems proud to claim that he is the one to shoot her.
16. Megumi Shimizu From Shiki
Megumi could be self-centered and often thought only about herself.
She hated Sotoba and felt like she didn’t belong there, made worse by the fact that the other villagers made fun of her for dressing nicely in a place like Sotoba.
Though she acted polite and respectful to the villagers, she looked down at them for their lack of self-consciousness of how people outside the village would view them and would often get frustrated with their view that anything outside of Sotoba was weird and that her dreams to one day live in a big city were a waste of time and ridiculous.
15. Balder Hringhorni From Kamigami no Asobi
Balder is a cheerful god, who attracts a lot of people because he is the god of light.
He often trips where there is nothing to be tripped on. He absolutely loves meat and will eat it for every meal if he could.
Balder has a carnivorous yandere character personality and is very forward when it comes to making his advances on Yui Kusanagi. He cannot be harmed by any object because his mother Frigg made a pact with all objects on earth not to harm him. He is said to be very naive and direct.
14. Mana Ouma From Guilty Crown
At first, Mana is portrayed as a sweet girl, gentle, kind, and a loving sister to Shu as a yandere character.
When she became infected with the virus, she became sadistic. So much so that she tried to have Triton kill himself in order for her to be with Shu.
When infected, she wanted to “tie the knot” with Shu and mix their genes to make a new world together only to have Shu push her away and cause an uproar in December 24th 2029, “The Lost Christmas” incident.
13. Kanato Sakamaki From Diabolik Lovers
Kanato’s disturbed, A yandere character personality is a fact and he has had a very weird and eccentric personality even as a child, usually staying alone, talking to his dolls, self-harm, or turning others into wax dolls.
Around others, Kanato usually acts very spoiled, childish, and demanding, usually emotionally blackmailing others, either with tears or hysterical tantrums to get his way.
In fact, Kanato is quite mentally unstable and shows signs of psychotic behavior when angered. He is shown to be moved to tears easily which can quickly be replaced by loud yelling. He adores sweets and hates things that are bitter.
12. Yuka Minase From 11eyes
Yuka is a somewhat child-like but also gentle yandere character. Despite the fact that Yuka herself suffers from anemia and frequently passes out during classes, she is deeply concerned about Kakeru’s pessimistic look on life and always try to be cheerful around him to make him feel better.
She also tries to get on good terms with other people around Kakeru. However, after the incidents of Red Night, seeing Kakeru get close to other girls, Yuka began to show signs of jealousy and desperately tried to close the distance between her and Kakeru again, to the point where she even attempted to create a world
where Kakeru know no one but Yuka herself. On the other hand, when she remembered her painful memories of the orphanage, she began slowly to hate herself as well as her helpless toward Kakeru.
11. Toma From Amnesia
This yandere character, like all the others, cares deeply for Heroine. In his route, Toma has a dark personality that which results in him lying to Heroine about him being her boyfriend after he took her to the hospital.
He used it as an advantage to keep her inside of his home, and he kept this from everyone including Shin.
At first he drugged her food and drinks which caused her to sleep throughout the day, but after she found out about this and tried to escape he caught her and then he locked her in a cage and left stuffed toys to try and keep her more comfortable.
10. Shuka Karin From Darwin’s Game
Shuka is typically friendly with people but can become deadly if needed like a yandere character.
Originally, she became interested in Sudou Kaname because he was a rookie and because he managed to defeat Banda-kun, though she later falls in love with him after he beats her.
Because of this, she obeys anything that Kaname tells her, and doesn’t appreciate it if other men touch her, as shown when she used her sigil to sever the hand of a student that tried to flirt with her.
9. Nina Einstein From Code Geass
Nina begins the series as being very timid and shy, as well as distant from other people. She is very insecure, as well as a paranoid xenophobe towards peoples outside of Britannia.
When Euphimia stands up for her, Nina becomes unhealthily obsessed with her, even to a point of sexual desire and emotional reliance. After her death, Nina becomes emotionally and mentally unhinged and threatens mass violence in order to gain revenge.
After her recruitment, she becomes more outgoing, but at the same time more wrathful and violent. She lashes out and friends just trying to help, and has a murderous breakdown just seeing Zero.
8. Haruna Niekawa From Durarara!!
It is made very clear that Haruna was driven half-mad by Saika’s influence and has deluded herself into believing she has control over the demon blade, when in reality it is the other way around.
Under the influence of a daughter blade of Saika, Haruna fell in “love” with her teacher, Nasujima. She was caught trying to injure Nasujima with Saika’s daughter and afterward had to transfer to another high school in West Ikebukuro.
As of volume 8, while she still holds an unhealthy obsession with Nasujima, her mental state seems to be more stable than it was when she was first introduced.
7. Minatsuki Takami From Deadman Wonderland
When Ganta encounters her for the first time, she appears as an extremely shy and gentle girl who stands at odds with the place she is held in.
This was also seemingly confirmed by her love for flowers. Overall, she displayed a very kind and caring personality. However, this reserved and quiet personality is just a disguise to hide her true nature and to deceive those around her into feeling secure.
Her true nature is that of a sadistic psychopath so twisted that she becomes sexually aroused by witnessing others suffer. Later on in the series, it is shown that some of these nice personality traits weren’t all farced though she does try to keep them hidden.
6. Esdeath From Akame ga Kill
Esdeath was a sadistic, barbarous and manipulative woman who lacks empathy for people of whom she deems weak despite appearing to care about those working under her.
Ever since she was motivated by her father’s philosophy (“The strong survive and the weak die”), she has gone through torturous activities that involve putting her enemies through great pain, both physically and emotionally.
She has no qualms about killing innocent people to get what she wants, and rationalizes her behavior with her father’s old creed.
5. Lucy From Elfen Lied
Her original personality (Kaede) was that of a depressed, distrustful, withdrawn and frustrated kid. She was discriminated against by others, because of her horns.
Thinking that she was abandoned by her parents, she was also ostracized by the staff of the orphanage, bullied and treated contemptuously by other children, all this because of her horns.
She didn’t understand why such discrimination happened, and so she also suffered from self-hatred from having horns.
4. Misa Amane From Death Note
Misa is very outgoing yandere character and is shown to be quite popular due to her career. She attracts a large crowd while visiting Light near his school.
She is hyperactive, impulsive, and otherwise childlike, evidenced by her tendency to speak in the third person. Despite being considered idiotic by many, Misa is shown to have moments of intelligence, such as when she successfully tricks Kyosuke Higuchi into revealing himself to be the Yotsuba Kira.
However, even though she is more powerful than Light as Kira, she is very careless in her acts as the Second Kira, which leads to her being arrested and put in confinement on suspicion that she is is the second Kira.
3. Satou Matsuzaka From Happy Sugar Life
This yandere character is a manipulator. She is willing to lie, cheat and even kill if that means that she’ll get what she wants which is being able to stay with Shio.
She puts on the facade of a friendly high school student when at school and a helpful maid at work. However, if she is pushed, she can lose control and go on a killing spree.
She however understands that killing would reduce her chance of being with Shio and refrained from bashing Asahi’s head in with a crowbar.
2. Shion Sonozaki From Higurashi: When They Cry
Despite her being seemingly more girly and refined than Mion, thanks to schooling at St. Lucia, this yandere character is incredibly shrewd, cold, manipulative, and delinquent, more so than Mion.
She hated St. Lucia, calling it a “factory for manufacturing ladies” and got in trouble with the administration numerous times for various misdemeanors.
To escape, she studies all of the school’s security systems, guard schedules, and behaviors of the administration staff, to the point where she manipulates them by propagating a rumor of her having a love affair with a male teacher.
1. Yuno Gasai From Mirai Nikki
Yuno’s personality is ambiguous. For the most part she is sweet, feminine, and sometimes shy when around Yukiteru.
But, this masks her dark and sanguinary side—ruthless, cold and calculating. She has little, if any, problem with using others for her goals: her and Yukiteru’s survival.
She will resort to cruel and usually violent methods, most of the time coming out of nowhere, that generally end in bloody deaths, of either a Diary Holder or their followers.
Top 30 Yandere Characters in Anime
On one hand, Yandere characters in Anime are cute, they are endearing, kind and loveable. On the other hand, they can flip a switch and become murderous and violent in a second. While we love to love these characters, they are ones to watch out for. However, they do offer the element of surprise, which is what you want out of a good anime!
If you have a love for all things Yandere, here are the top 30 to have a look at.
1. Lucy – Elfen Lied
Also known as Kaede, Lucy was one of the first proper Yandere to hit the anime scene. Lucy was tested upon and put through ruthless torture by government organizations. She was forced to use her powers to torment subjects. She manages to escape her captors and tormentors, but in the process is injured. This injury causes her to gain a new personality – Nyu. Nyu is childlike and gentle, whereas Lucy can be violent and homicidal. The switch between these two happens in a snap, and those who expect the childlike personality of Nyu can be hit with the sadism of Lucy in an instant.
2. Mikasa Ackerman – Attack on Titan
Mikasa is gentle and kind. She is the adoptive sister of Armin. Through her past she has an unbreakable bond with Eren and helps him whenever he needs her. Her timid and genius mind does not attest to her incredible fighting skills and physical strength. She lives her life to protect Eren, and her kindness becomes obsolete when he is in danger.
3. Sekai Saionji – School Days
Sweet and cheerful are perfect words to describe her. She even goes out of her way to help her crush and hopefully-sweetheart, Makoto, try and get close to the girl that he is after – Kotonoha. While they are mostly positive, her emotions rule her and this can cause her to be quite a loudmouth and erratic at times. Even though she is small and cute, she can ruthlessly turn down any suitors who are not Makoto. She stands her ground, but is cute at the same time.
4. Anna Nishikinomiya – Shimoneta
Anna is the daughter of revered and respected parents. They enforce strict public laws and are incredibly influential. As a result of this, Anna takes on a similar responsibility. She is the president of the Student Council, but is soft spoken and naïve. However she is strong, headfast and determined. She used any means possible – sometimes even seen as lewd or obscene – to get rid of any materials within the school. Her soft spoken manner is no match for her strong sense of just getting things done.
5. Megumi Shimizu – Shiki
She is pretty and full of life. She feels her village keeps her down and so desperately longs for a life in the city. Her one-sided crush on Natsuno sees her daydreaming about him constantly. She is sweet and ambitious, but do not get on her wrong side.
6. Tsukiyama – Tokyo Ghoul
Tsukiyama is a fourth-year student studying Social Welfare at the Department of Human Sciences, he is also the infamous Gourmet Ghoul. He comes across as a gentleman, an intellectual and a man with opulent taste for the finer things in life. This façade very convincingly hides the darker side of his personality. He is narcissistically minded, he is disturbed and dark. When he takes on the form of a ghoul, his arrogance of being strong shines through. He like only eating the finest of specimens and prides himself as being at the top of the food chain. His high-life and opulence are no match for his sadistic and cunning darker side.
7. Katsura Kotonoha – School Days
Katsura is as shy and quiet as they come. She is beautiful, and this pushes away many females. It has also caused her to be shy and wary of boys. Her more reserved and cautious personality does not speak to her actual strength when push comes to shove. She is strong at heart, and her beauty hides this well.
8. Alois – Black Butler
Earl Alois Trancy, as he is more formally known. He is the head of the household and should be referred to as “Your Highness”. He is rather young, only 14 years old, so he looks childlike and weak. In reality though he is unpredictable and is demanding. He has a deep connection with his butler Claude, but pushes him to his limit as well. He has serious mood swings which often result in violence, after he is easily angered and pestered. He also tends to use harsh and foul language in these moods. Though through these darker traits, he has a cheerful disposition that many fall prey to.
9. Yuno Gasai – Future Diary
Yuno Gasai is unique and attractive. She has long pink hair and big pink eyes. Her hair is often pulled back in pigtails with the front locks adorned in bows. She is incredibly sweet and very feminine. Sometimes she can even be shy when around boys like Yukiteru. Below this mask of gentleness is a dark, cold and calculating character that will do anything and use anyone to get what she wants. She even resorts to violence and cruelty to achieve her goals, often leading to death and destruction. She is still super cute to look at though!
10. Ayase Aragaki – Oreimo
Sweet and friendly, Ayase is friends with Kirino and works alongside her as a model. She has an incredible hate for being lied to, and often becomes angered and violent if she suspects that someone may be lying to her. She has a distaste for anime, and from the news she believes that anime leads to otaku becoming criminals. She changes friendships and loves because of this view, altering her life.
11. Belarus – Hetalia Axis Powers
The story of Belarus and her brothers Ukraine and Russia is very complicated. She is young and naïve and is in a way, in love with her brother Russia who does not return the favour. Lithuania loves her however, but she quite openly hates him. She comes across as docile and very youthful, but beneath this there is a harsh and mad woman. Some claim that she is bipolar. She lashes out violently, even breaking all Lithuania’s fingers when out on a date. She carries a knife around and is a big fan of the occult. Her sweet and innocent looks in no way define her wild personality.
12. Takami Minatsuki – Deadman Wonderland
Minatsuki is the youngest of three – Yoh Takami and a Deadman Hummingbird. She has a dark past and upbringing. She seems to many to be a little girl who has no taste for violence and turns her back on her past. However, this is not the truth. She is an incredibly twisted individual who takes pleasure in seeing others writhe in pain. To show her violence and sadism – she uses blood from her ears to create whips to strike and restrain victims. These are her Branch of Sins. She is one of the more evil characters around, but hides it very well behind her appearance.
13. Misa Amane – Death note
Misa is a famous model. She is small and beautiful. Though she is one of the possessors of her own Death Book. She supports Light in his quest to rid the world of evil, using his Death Book. She cuts her lifespan in half twice to receive the Shinigami Rem, the ability to know someone’s name by just looking at their face. By having their name, she can end their life by writing it down in her Death Book. Her relationship with Light is not even, he simply uses her to fulfil his own goals. But her lust for death and power over life and death make her a dangerous character.
14. Shouko Kirishima -Baka to Test – Summoning the Beast
Shouko comes across as soft-spoken and reserved. She is the class representative and is highly intelligent. She is completely infatuated with Yuuji. This infatuation brings out the crazy in her. She is very assertive and possessive. When she sees him looking at girls, she would often poke his eyes to blur his vision. She has resorted to chains and locks to keep him with her, and even tasers him if she feels he is unfaithful. At one point her craziness drives her to submit a marriage certificate for the two of them, which is ultimately unsuccessful because she is underage. She is a good example of how a mix of love and possessiveness can lead to a bad end.
15. Nadeko Sengoku – Bakemonogatari
Nadeko is the main character of the show Nadeko Snake. She is shy and unassuming. She hides behind her bangs while fall down to almost cover her eyes. When she pushes them aside one day, she reveals a glare that resembles a serpent and thus she shows the whole other side to her personality that nobody could ever have imagined.
16. Seijuurou – Kuroko no Basket
He is the captain of the Generation of Miracles and wields great power. Akashi holds power and a winner’s mentality, but also shows respect and reverence to his team and followers. During middle school, he developed a split personality which does not have any tolerance for those who stand against him or belittle him. He gains a new rule that only those who follow him or earn his respect can look him in the eyes. He goes from respectful and thoughtful to harsh and violent, thanks to his two vastly different sides.
17. Shion and Mion Sonozaki – Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion is the second born of the Sonozaki family. Her and her twin, Mion, often swap places to attend family meetings in preparation to lead the family. However the twins ended up swapping roles on the day that Mion, the first born, was to receive the branded demon tattoo. This left the wrong sister permanently branded as the leader. Mion uses skill and a little cheating to win games at the club and even adopts a tomboy personality. This however cannot be seen through her formal and responsible role as the headship of the family. Her severity comes through when she forces Shion to rip off three of her own fingernails, even though her love for her as a twin remains.
18. Asakura – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
So Ryoko Asakura first appears as a social and intelligent high school student. She even runs as class president. Little does anyone know, before revealing it herself, that she is actually a Data Overmind Humanoid Interface. She has murderous intentions and is definitely not as perky and sweet as she seems. Her once popular and happy demeanour is replaced with darker intentions. She is Yuki’s back up, and just like him, she battles to feel and empathize with humans. She does however possess social skills that help her fit in and helps hide in the crowd. She kills without thought and is a mastermind calculator.
19. Revy – Black Lagoon
Revy is also sometimes known by her full name Rebecca. She is very secretive about her past and is one of the main fighters for the Lagoon Company. She was raised in Chinatown and is half American-Chinese. She grew up as a thief and a murderer, setting her up for a life similar to this. She is secretive and dark, as well as ruthless and unwavering when killing on a whim. She is a great shooter and will threaten anyone who steps in her way.
20. Rolo – Code Geass
Rolo works for the Britannian Secret Intelligence Service. He is quiet and reserved and doesn’t attract attention or friends. He spends his time in the background listening and learning. He can be blunt when he needs to be, but his withdrawn personality hides his ruthless killer instinct who is detached when it comes to taking human life. He is very attached to Lelouch, which is a complete contrast to his attitude towards killing, and shows his softer, loyal side. Sometimes even possessive.
21. Medusa – Soul Eater
In disguise, Medusa is supportive and kind. But in true form she is manipulative and heartless. Mother to Crona and witch, she manipulates Crona to believe that is okay to take any soul they wanted to, and even goes as far as to plant a spell in Crona’s mind when Crona begins to falter. She resides at Shibusen as a nurse and teacher, but she does it to have access to records and to study the students to see which ones can become Kishin, demon gods. She will use anyone and any means to accomplish what she wants and feels nothing when doing so. She is quite terrifying when not in disguise, and has thousands of snakes ready to follow her commands, all hiding in her body.
22. Rena Ryuuguu – Higurashi: When They Cry
Rena is the definition of cute. She even obsesses over cute things and collects all the cute things she can find. She is kind and naïve, and is happiest when out collecting and treasure hunting. Her famous phrase when seeing something she likes is “I wanna take it home!” But when she is in this mood she becomes stronger and faster, all in a light-hearted way. Mion, Rena’s friends, does warn that even though she is adorable, she can be scary when angered and should not be crossed.
23. Haru – My Little Monster
Haru is known for showing up out of nowhere and popping up in situations unexpectedly. He is very passionate with helping others out and goes out of his way to please. However, he is a trouble maker and has incredible strength. His bad temper does get the better of him at times, but he does learn to deal with it. His calm and passionate demeanour make way for his outbursts and strength, which nobody wants to be on the receiving end of.
24. Mika Hirama – Durarara!!
While sitting next to Seiji and Mikado during the Raira Academy entrance exams, Mika falls in love with Seiji. As soon as the exams are done, she beings collecting information about Seiji. Things escalate when Seiji saves Mika and a friend Anri from a group of bullies, but this only fuels Mika’s obsession with Seiji and she starts stalking him. Her passive demeanour and quietness keep her obsessive nature hidden below and nobody quite knows the extent this quiet girl will go to in order to possess what she wants, or who she wants.
25. Griffith – Berserk
Griffith is revered for his intelligence and is incredibly charismatic. He is the leader of the mercenary group the Band of the Hawk and leads well. He is very handsome and knows how to lead well. At the other end he is very skilled with the sabre and considers himself invincible. This legendary status made him a favorite of the Midland King, who used him in the century long war with the Empire of Chuder.
26. Hotogi Shirayuki – Aria The Scarlet Ammo
The perfect girl – she is head of the volleyball cub, gardening club, handicraft club, she is the student council chairman and is really beautiful. She does have one major flaw though. She is incredibly jealous and she becomes a complete berserker that will attack any female who tries to approach Kinji, who she loves. She even tries to kill Aria when she learns her and Kinji are living together. She possesses a Japanese sword that she named Irokane Ayame, and that is her weapon to avenge her jealousy.
27. Kaede Fuyou – Shuffle
Kaede is a beautiful girl. She grew up with Rin after their parents died in a car accident. She takes care of Rin, doing his housework and cooking all his meals. She is polite and modest, and more often than not she is very soft-spoken. Throughout the series she shows signs of psychosis and violence after being shocked by sudden news. After the death of their parents, she blamed Rin for her mother’s death and abuses him, which he lets her do to stop her from falling deep into a depression. She atones for this by looking after Rin, and now has a romantic love towards him that he does not feel. She can be harsh and almost psychotic, but her soft-spoken passiveness and loyalty keeps this hidden.
28. Lindo – Dance with Devils
Lindo is an exorcist, and a vampire. He is the older brother of Ritsuka Tachibana. His role as an exorcist and his reputation as a vampire make him seem foreboding and powerful, however his love for his sister is really remarkable, and he will do anything to protect her, even throwing his own life away to save hers.
29. Nina Einstein – Code Geass
Nina is smart and a bookworm. She is a student council member at the revered Ashford Academy. Although through her studies, she has a xenophobic attitude towards Elevens and feels intimidated by Suzaku. She develops an almost obsessive desire on the Third Princess Euphemia and then looks to Euphemia for emotional support. Her smart mind and researched knowledge doesn’t stop her feelings towards Elevens and does not stop her unrelenting obsession for the Third Princess Euphemia.
30. Levi Ackermann – Attack on Titan
Levi Ackermann is a popular anime character. He is sometimes awkward and can have OCD tendencies to things around him and does not like being touched as he might get dirty. His past is one of tragedy and suffering, he loses his mother and best friends, and this pushes him to his anti-social behaviour. He is sarcastic and can be funny, but despite his awkwardness he is fiercely loyal and will do anything to protect those he cares for, especially his squad members and does feel deep emotions for them.
There should be more than enough Yandere characters to choose from. Fall in love with heir sweet dispositions and kind hearts, and watch as the smallest of ticks throw them into a frenzy of jealousy, violence and sadism.
Yandere characters show us how sometimes the most unassuming of people can be the most dangerous, and at our core we are all human who have emotions that override even the kindest of hearts.
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Top 10 Best Yandere Anime Girls List – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Yandere Anime Girls List. Another “dere” character that we will discuss today is called the Yandere character. Initially, Yandere is an ordinary character and usually sweet, but when the story goes on, this character becomes brutal and wild, even they don’t hesitate to kill. Today, I’ll give you the list of the Best Yandere Girl Character in Anime. So, let’s get started.
10. Anna Nishikinomiya From Shimoneta to lu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
Anna is the student council president. She is Tanukichi Okuma’s crush when they were child. Anna is depicted as a very beautiful girl with her big boobs and her silver short hair. As student council president, Anna is a responsible person, regardless of her status. She is an innocent person and doesn’t know anything about things related to sex. However, due to the accidental first kiss with Okuma, from here on, Anna becomes a crazy girl who always tries to be close to Okuma and get the “love nectar” from him, even sometimes Anna can be very obsessive. She mentioned that her behavior shows her love and the acts of justice. At the beginning, it was said that Anna could not distinguish between love and lust. She has another side of herself which is her Yandere’s personality. This was shown when she pointed scissors to Ayame Kajou’s neck when she found out that Okuma and Kajou were together.
9. Misa Amane From Death Note
In the Death Note series, Misa is a popular model and the supporter of Kira. After obtaining the Death Note, Misa gets the power of the Shinigami in the form of the eye of truth, where this power will later be useful for investigating the identity of L. Misa looks for Kira’s whereabouts and thanks him for killing the man who killed her family. So, Misa offers help and cooperation to Kira, She will dedicate her life to Kira or Light Yagami. Misa always looks cute with her long hair that is often tied up. At the beginning of the story, Misa is very obsessed with Kira and will do anything to help him.
8. Kaede Fuyou From Shuffle!
Kaede Fuyou or commonly called Kae-Chan is a childhood friend of Rin Tsuchimi, who has lived together since Kaede’s mother died in an accident that took her life. Kaede is a beautiful girl who has sky blue eyes with a slim and small body. Kaede is also a girl who is simple, polite, and soft-spoken. She also has an attractive appearance and she does very good at homework. But, if there is something happen to Rin, Kaede will do anything for him until she forgets about her own life. Everytime Kaede has hard and difficult times, she seems to be under severe mental stress and acts violently. Kaede belongs to Yandere girl, since her eyes turn soulless and empty, her usual soft face becomes terrifying and threatening, every time Kaede enters Yandere mode.
7. Lucy From Elfen Lied
Lucy or Kaede, her real name, is an anti-heroine character from the Elfen Lied series. Kaede is one of the first of the diclonni, which is a human sub-species that appears and is known to have horns with extraordinary killing abilities. Commonly known as Queen Diclonius, Lucy is an individual who is difficult to describe by good or evil standards. She was both cruelly tortured and also a sadistic tormentor for others, this was driven by mental disorders at a young age caused by the cruelty that always surrounded her. Although she never expected love, but sometimes, she gets the opportunity to see that it might happen to people like her. Lucy also has a love affair with a man named Kouta, a boy whom she met when she was a child and met again as an adult.
6. Shion Sonozaki From Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Shion is one of the main characters in the Higurashi series and becomes the twin sibling of Sonozaki Mion. Shion becomes popular for having extraordinary mental disorders and a very clever assassin. Even though she has a feminine and elegant look, but behind all that, she is very smart, cunning, and manipulative. Shion really hates St. Lucia and call it as a ‘Factory for manufacturing ladies’. One day, she disguised as Mion, when she met Satoshi, Shion considered him as a nice and attractive man, which then immediately turned into love, the moment Satoshi gently patted her head.
5. Akane Hiyama From Renai Boukun
She is the prettiest idol girl in the school. Akane is a classmate of Seiji, the main character in this anime. She is depicted with long red hair tied and red eyes. In the beginning, Akane is an idol that Seiji loved so much without knowing about Akane’s true personality. It started when Seiji and Guri accidentally kissed in front of Akane, in a rush of pure anger, she tried to kill both of them. With her Yandere face, Akane tried to explain to Seiji that she had feelings for him. Akane also will not hesitate to attack those who want to have a relationship and get close to Seiji, as if Akane will kill them for sure. Akane is one of the original and pure Yandere types, despite being seen as an innocent girl. Her love for Seiji seemed so strong that she was willing to commit suicide.
4. Kurumi Tokisaki From Date A Live
Because of her brutal actions, Kurumi is called the worst spirit Saiaku no Seirei. Her appearance as a young girl makes her very famous, even her popularity surpassed the main character of this series. When dressed as a school girl, Kurumi usually wears black stockings and shoes with her black hair tied up. Meanwhile, when she becomes a spirit, Kurumi wears a Gothic Lolita dress in orange and black, also her one eye is in the form of a clock that describes the strength of its time. You could tell that Kurumi is quite sadistic compared to other spirits. Even though the cruel figure of Kurumi is very obsessed with Shido Itsuka, she loves animals very much. It’s proven when a group of young people were shooting kittens with rubber bullets, she killed all the youth at once.
3. Satou Matsuzaka From Happy Sugar Life
Satou is the main character in this anime. She learned about love for the first time when she met Shio Koube and lived together in an apartment. But, Satou wrote a document of her stay with her aunt in order to protect Shio. Satou is depicted as a young girl who has white skin and pink hair tied up. She likes to carry a bag that contains a taser, knife and other tools that she might use to protect herself or possibly to commit murder. She is a manipulative person. Satou is willing to lie and even cheat to get what she wants, especially when she can stay with Shio. The yandere side of Satou is also triggered due to the upbringing of her aunt who taught Satou with crazy ethics. Because of the wrong teachings she received, Satou became a person who has no love emotions.
2. Kotonoha Katsura From School Days
One of the heroines in the School Days anime. When she was dating Makoto Itou, Kotonoha was basically a polite, beautiful, and plump girl that Makoto first liked. When she reacts to Makoto’s feelings, their relationship began. Being raised in a rich family and has a beautiful face with fair skin and dark purple eyes and smooth straight hair makes her less sociable since other girls are jealous with her. Perhaps, if Makoto didn’t have an affair with another girl, Kotonoha would still be a kawaii girl without having yandere side.
1. Yuno Gasai From Mirai Nikki
It is abvious that the first position will go to Yuno, the best yandere character in the world of anime at the moment. Yuno is the protagonist character in the anime Mirai Nikki and also the girlfriend of Yukiteru Amano. Yuno is the second owner of the diary in the survival game and the owner of Yukiteru’s diary or commonly known as the diary of future love. Since the initial episode, Yuno was very obsessed with Amano. She is described as a pretty girl who is popular and smart, has pink hair tied up. Yuno’s personality is also ambiguous, because mostly she is cute and feminine, but on the other hand, she covers her dark side which is cruelly cold and calculating. Her obsession with Amano is getting crazy so that she will hurt those who are suspected to take Amano from her, regardless their status, whether they are her rival, her friends, or even her relative.
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15 Best Yandere Characters in Anime, Ranked
“If I can’t have them, no one can” is the motto for Yandere type archetype characters. The Yandere is a Dere type that combines Yanderu, meaning mentally ill, and Dere, meaning lovey-dovey. Together you get someone willing to do anything to end up with the one they love. Anything.
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Yandere anime characters are obsessed with their love interest. On the outside, they play it off that they are kind and sweet characters to everyone, but on the inside are willing to go as far as murder if someone gets in their way. This list looks at the greatest Yandere characters in anime.
Updated June 17th, 2020 by Ericka Blye:While pink-haired school girls are typically the face of the trope, there have been series that broaden the scale of what a Yandere looks like. While the majority of Yandere characters in anime are still girls, there have been a number of male ones as well. Yandere characters have also been included in much more light-hearted series where their dark obsession for the one they love gets put in a more comical spin and a less, well, lethal one.
15 Rolo Lamperogue - Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion
For many Yandere characters, romantic love drives their obsessive behavior. But that isn't the case for all Yandere characters, as Rolo Lamperouge from Code Geass is driven by brotherly love. While he masquerades as Lelouch's innocent and kind-hearted little brother, in actuality he's a heartless cold-blooded killer.
While sent to spy on Lelouch for a year, he grows very attached to him and even grows jealous of Lelouch's real sister, Nunnally. This jealousy is part of the reason he ends up killing one of Lelouch's friends, Shirley, after she expresses her desire to help reunite Lelouch with his sister.
14 Kotonoha Katsura – School Days
While the anime has controversial opinions on whether School Days is worth the watch or not, Kotonoha Katsura is a Yandere that takes her love to the extreme. She rivals Sekai Saionji for Makoto Itou’s love.
The two go back and forth having encounters with Makoto where he can’t decide on which girl means more to him. Each time Makoto spends time with Kotonoha or Sekai, the other steps it up. However, it’s Kotonoha who takes things to the extreme.
13 Misa Amane – Death Note
Misa Amane fits the standard definition of Yandere. In Death Note, she is willing to do anything for her love Kira. When Light first started killing criminals as Kira, he ended up killing the criminals that killed Misa’s parents. To thank him, Misa is willing to be Light’s tool so that he can create a new world.
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Misa had performed the Shinigami trade with Rem, cutting her lifespan to receive Shinigami eyes. She does it again, cutting her life in half to assist Light in killing L. In Death Note 13: How to Read, it states that Misa committed suicide a year after learning of Light’s death.
12 Akane Hiyama – Love Tyrant
The Yandere in Love Tyrant is Akane Hiyama, whose love interest is Seiji Aino. Seiji has been cursed by Guri’s Kiss Note. When two names are written in the Kiss Note, they will become a couple. Seiji needs to find a girlfriend otherwise he will die so he sets out for Akane.
Akane heard that Guri and Seiji kissed when Guri misspelled Seiji’s name in her Kiss Note. Akane enters her Yandere mode trying to kill both but stops when Guri pairs her with Seiji in her Kiss Note. Seiji is then paired with other girls in the Kiss Note, but Akane will not have any of it.
11 Shuu Tsukiyama - Tokyo Ghoul
Another male yandere is Shuu Tsukiyama from Tokyo Ghoul. Shuu Tsukiyama gives off the impression that he's an intelligent and charming young man who wants to befriend Kaneki. However, he uses this impression to trick his "prey" and lure them to the Ghoul Restaurant to be eaten.
He becomes obsessed with Kaneki's smell and the desire to eat him, especially after he discovers him to be a one-eyed ghoul. He even resorts to kidnapping another person to lure Kaneki.
10 Anna Nishikinomiya – Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Anna Nishikinomiya is the student council president and enforces the law that impurity of any kind has been banned and civilization must remain chaste. Even though she enforces these laws she cannot oppress herself. Anna wants to enforce the law but also wants Tanukichi Okuma’s attention.
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When other girls try to approach Tanukichi, her Yandere tendencies take over. Tanukichi joins SOX a terrorist organization enacting sexual obscenity onto Japan and created by Ayame Kanjou to get closer to Anna.
9 Megumi Shimizu – Shiki
The first pink haired Yandere on the list is Megumi Shimizu. Megumi hates living in the village and has a major crush on Natsuno Yuuki. She's even seen staring into his window outside his house hiding in the bushes. When Natsuno appears on-screen heartbeats can be heard symbolizing the love that Megumi has for him.
Megumi shows Yandere characteristics when she gets excited that Natsuno looked in her direction and kills anyone too involved with Natsuno.
8 Lucy – Elfen Lied
Lucy is a yandere in Elfen Lied. Lucy is a Diclonius girl symbolized by the horns on her head. Due to being shot in the back of the head, Lucy enters a state where she is known as Nyu. As Nyu, Lucy is passive and innocent, but as Lucy, she is a death machine able to kill anyone with ease.
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Lucy is a Yandere for Kouta. Lucy and Kouta weren’t friends as children but grew closer as they got older. Lucy ends up killing Kouta’s family out of jealousy for Kouta not inviting her to a festival.
7 Shion Sonozaki – Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion is one of the twins in the Higurashi: When They Cry series. Due to her identical appearance with Mion, the two pretend to be the other at family meetings. Shion swaps with Mion on the day Mion is meant to become the family lead. Shion only has one goal, and that’s to her crush Satoshi Houjoi.
Shion would attack and torture Satoshi’s sister Satoko because she thought she was responsible for Satoshi’s stress. When Satoshi goes missing, Shion reachers her Yandere breaking point. No one is safe from Shion as she kills and torturers anyone she thinks could be involved, including members of her family.
6 Yuno Gasai – Future Diary
Yuno Gasai is probably one of the most popular Yandere of all time, often referred to as the "Yandere Queen." Yuno only cares about Yuki and Yuki only. In the death game of Future Diary, contestants have a special diary with a goal they must complete. Yuki’s goal is to end the game without killing anyone, which Yuno helps achieve.
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She reveals that her diary is a Yuki diary and her only goal is to end up with him. The infamous Yandere face can be seen from Yuno at the end of the first episode. Yuno swears that she will protect Yuki no matter what.
5 Mizuki Himeji - Baka To Test
Mizuki Himeji from Baka to Test is usually very sweet and trusting, but when it comes to her crush, Akihisa Yoshii, flirting with other girls, she shows a much darker and dangerous side.
Because the series is a comedy, Himeji's Yandere nature is played for laughs and isn't taken too seriously. Also, the only person who seems to be in danger when this side of Himeji comes out is Akihisa.
4 Kaede Fuyou – Shuffle
In the Shuffle! anime, Kaede Fuyou is a kind and sweet girl, that suffers trauma from her mother dying. Her childhood friend is Rin Tsuchimi. Kaede wants to hang out with Rin but is pushed aside when Rin chooses to spend time with Asa Shigure.
Asa and Kaede are friends but Kaede’s limits were pushed when Asa and Rin go on a date. Kaede attacks Asa slamming her into a wall causing a heart attack and hospitalizing her.
3 Griffith - Berserk
Griffith was considered a hero in the kingdom of Midland and was literally called the "Falcon of Light." His skill as a swordsman and his charisma had him set up to get everything he wanted until Guts left his mercenary group.
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Griffith's obsession with Guts and his "dream" sent him into such a downward spiral that he committed several heinous acts including sacrificing his own mercenary team to become a demon.
2 Yukako Yamagishi - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
Yukako Yamagishi is a Stand user who can freely manipulate her hair. Though she first appears to be sweet and demure, she quickly shows the darker side to her nature to her crush and obsession Koichi Hirose. Many speculate that the Yandere trope of Yanderes typically being high school girls came to be because of Yukako Yamagishi.
Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JoJo, mentions that her personality was designed to counter the "moe" character archetype that many female characters had. And it's for these reasons that many consider Yukako Yamagishi to be the first "official" Yandere character.
1 Satou – Happy Sugar Life
The greatest Yandere in anime is Satou Matsuzaka. Satou tops the list because she achieves the relationship she wants in Happy Sugar Life. Satou lives with Shio Koube, a young child not allowed to see the outdoors. Satou just wants to live her happy sugar life with Shio and nothing will stop her.
Satou is in love with Shio and will do anything for her including blackmail, murder, and arson. When Shio finds her way to the outside, no one is safe from Satou.
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Yandere’s, unlike Tsundere’s, have a higher chance of being in a relationship with the person they’re into. And staying in a relationship compared to Tsundere’s.
Maybe it’s their aggressive attitude and forceful behaviour. Or the simple fact they won’t take no sh*t from anyone.
Whatever the case – Yandere characters and their cliches are popular for a reason.
This list of Yandere characters will give you more than you need.
1. Esdeath ()
Esdeath is a stunning blue haired character, and better yet – an unlike the common school girl character you tend to see.
She’s raised to believe the weak die, and the strong survive. This harsh lesson is forced against her will and it becomes her motto in the main story of .
Esdeath’s the type of Yandere who’s unusually and smart. Strong enough to overwhelm most Men she falls for.
And her twisted bloodlust only makes her more dangerous, especially when she’s able to use beauty as a weapon.
2. Senjougahara Hitagi ()
Senjougahara is a complex Yandere compared to your average, run of the mill Yandere cliché.
She’s not overpowered because she has no super strength.
She’s not in control of a army compared to a character like Esdeath. But Senjougahara does have the attitude, the cold demeanour, and the cold sarcasm to make her stand out from most Yanderes.
Ignoring a character like Senjougahara when it comes to Yandere’s is like ignoring Goku when it comes to Shounen.
She’s relevant and has her own flavor.
3. Yuu Ibara (Ryuugajou Nanana)
Yuu Ibara is a savage, especially when she first shows up in Ryuugajou Nanana.
The first thing we see is Ibara kicking the living daylights out of Juugo, the main character.
Unlike Esdeath or Senjougahara, Yuu Ibara isn’t in a relationship and never insinuates or forces her way into one. She’s protective of the man she’s fallen for, and will kill for him if the situation calls for it.
Ibara’s a lot more sensitive and goes out of her way to cry for attention more than some Yandere characters.
4. Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)
Yuno Gasai is the queen when it comes to Yandere characters. Especially if we’re talking about female characters in particular.
Without Yuno – there wouldn’t be so many memes about Yandere’s in the community.
Yuno, just like Esdeath has been though a f*ck load of pain, agony, hardships and emotional damage in her childhood.
None of Yuno’s parents gave a F about Yuno’s happiness.
This is the reason Yuno Gasai is so messed up psychologically, and is the motivation for her Yandere, possessive tendencies. And violent, jealous behavior.
Even for the most petty reasons.
She’s one of the most famous Yanderes to keep the trend going.
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5. Rem (Re:Zero)
Rem is a low-key Yandere.
She’s not as obvious, blatant or “text book cliché” as other Yandere characters. Probably because of Re:Zero’s plot and how it moves forward. As well as Rem’s involvement and how it plays out.
But if you’re a fan of Re:Zero and you pay attention to what’s happening in the story, there are subtle hints, sometimes more obvious hints of Rem’s Yandere behavior.
We see a little more of this in the 2nd half of Re:Zero.
The fact that Subaru’s in love with Emilia is what degrades Rem’s role as a Yandere to begin with.
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6. Toga Himiko ()
Toga’s one of the newest Yandere’s on the block. And she’s made it clear from the moment she’s shown up in .
One of the times Toga’s “Yandere” comes out the closet is when she’s disguised as Camie (a little spoiler).
This is during the little tournament when she finds Deku alone.
Toga’s got the Yandere smile down to a T as well. It’s blatant from the moment she shows her face in .
7. (Elfen Lied)
from Elfen Lied is a Yandere from the horror genre. And another Yandere who can overwhelm most of anyone who tries to resist or challenge her.
is a Diclonius, a creature with vectors that vibrate at high speeds (similar to Accelerator from Railgun or Index).
She has one of the most tragic backstories and endings of any character, not just Yanderes.
8. Anna Nishikinomiya (Shimoneta)
Anna Nishikinomiya is like the Yandere version of Zero Two in some ways.
As a student council president she plays the part, but has sexual tendencies she hides from the public.
She’s insane over Tanukichi Okuma (main character) and acts like a drunk person with no hesitation or boundaries. And will walk through the gates of hell and back for the man she “loves”.
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9. Rolo Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Rolo is a surprising Yandere. Not just because he’s a male character, but because of his shocking level of devotion, blind faith and love for Lelouch (the MC).
In Code Geass season 2 Rolo plays the role of little brother. With the exception of his Yandere tendencies and the drama that comes with his actions later on.
Rolo’s actions do make sense just like with Yuno Gasai, because of his past and the way he’s treated.
10. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
Mikasa Ackerman is a soldier (pun intended) when it comes to doing what needs to be done. Even if it’s grim, harsh or uncomfortable.
We see this from Mikasa in the first episode with the “flashback” childhood with Eren.
In the Attack On Titan plot – Mikasa Ackerman will jump through fire for Eren Jaeger. And won’t hesitate to get violent if anyone F’s with Eren.
It’s clear Mikasa’s a little unstable emotionally, especially when dealing with Eren in particular. A bit of an extremist.
11. Mion Sonozaki (Higurashi)
Mion Sonozaki is a girl who’s wise beyond her years, and has the kind of personality I love the most in Higurashi. She knows how to play dumb if needed, and is hiding a lot of secrets.
She’s not the typical Yandere from a romance point of view, but all the traits and extremes are definitely there.
Even more so when her childhood is revealed, and the disturbed lifestyle of the Sonozaki family.
Both Mion and her twin sister Shion are psychologically messed up in some way shape or form.
12. Rena Ryuugu (Higurashi)
Rena Ryuugu is another disturbed character in this horror series. Unlike Mion, Rena is more reserved and innocent on the surface. But she knows how to play dumb no different to Mion.
Her “Yandere” characteristics show up a couple of times in the series. But in general she has a taste for violence because of her unstable home life.
Rena turns out to be the more violent character out of all the relevant Higurashi girls.
13. Mikaela Hyakuya (Owari No Seraph)
Mikaela Hyakuya is the best friend of Yuichiro Hyakuya, the main character. But they’re both separated after a tragic event in the first episode.
Just like Yuu, Mikaela starts as a child slave. Captured by vampires. But Mikaela is turned into a vampire and becomes somewhat of a Yandere for Yuu.
It’s so intoxicating it’s almost as if Mikaela see’s Yuu as a boyfriend, even though that’s not the case.
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14. Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
Medusa The Witch, or Medusa Gorgon is as savage as she sounds. She’s a literal witch and one of the most original characters with a thirst for power, and a psychotic way of viewing the world.
She goes out her way to create her own child, and then treats that child as if it has no worth and doesn’t deserve her love or affection.
From a romantic stand point – Medusa is crazy for Dr Frankenstein, and has an intoxicating desire for him.
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15. Shion ()
Shion is Rimuru Tempest’s right hand woman. When sh*t goes down, she’s one of the first to step in and take care of business.
In the case of this – Shion isn’t in a relationship with Rimuru Tempest.
In fact she’s part of the low-key harem in . But there’s no mistaking her Yandere characteristics.
Shion’s inner-Yandere just isn’t as heavy-handed and extreme compared to other Yandere types.
- Sekai Saionji (School Days).
- Megumi Shimizu (Shiki)
- Katsura Kotonoha (School Days).
- Ayase Aragaki (My Little Sister Can’t Be This ).
- Alois (Black Butler).
- Takami Minatsuki (Deadman Wonderland).
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