Yandere Anime characters may seem sweet to the object of their obsessive affection, but on the inside, they would go to any extent to be with the one they love, even killing all their friends, pets, parents, also person they are obsessed with. Yandere girls, are as lovable as they are terrifying.
Ayase Aragaki from Oreimo
The anime shows Ayase as the best friend of Kirino with little love for her older brother. Although, majority of the series has moulded her into the tsundere role, but sometimes we get a touch of Yandere anime, where her obsession with Kirino hints at violent tendencies. However, she never acts on it. Thus, she sits on the bottom of a list of violent Yandere anime girls.
Medusa from Soul Eater
The anime features Medusa who puts on a sweet cover to mask the crazy inside, although for a relatively short period of time. Unlike many yandere anime girls obsessive in love, Medusa is a hater, seeking to destroy Death City and doing horrible things to everyone, even her own son, in the process.
Kaede Fuyou from Shuffle
Some might even say Kaede is the first yandere, but likely not. But, she is one of the older yandere anime out there. Kaede Fuyou kicks off a new paradigm for harem anime creators to cling on to. Given some seriously dead eyes and a vaguely murderous aura and she is sure to be a hit.
Anna Nishikinomiya from Shimoneta
Anna is a new recruit among the list of yandere, but she is quite impressive. She may seem just another insane girl who gets jealous, but she goes a step further. Besides, stalking Tanukichi and threatening him, she also loves doing freaky experiments on him, like trying to stick his bits in a vacuum cleaner and feeding him her “special” cookies.
Mika Harima from Durarara!!
Mika, a stalker pretty much fits the definition of a Yandere anime with ‘lovesick mind’. She would not have anyone interfere in her way and even lets a mad doctor cut off her head to make the guy love her.
Nadeko Sengoku from Bakemonogatari
Nadeko used to be a normal girl until she fell in love. She fell for Koyomi, but managed to be sane despite her admitted jealousy. Unfortunately, after a being provoked by Shinobu, she gives in to her urges and becomes the first yandere anime.
Shion / Mion Sonozaki from Higurashi: When They Cry
Shion and Mion first seem like typical tsunderes, but when things take an insanely violent turn, as they always do in Higurashi, one of the twins turn yandere, complete with murder and cackling. Or is it both?
Katsura Kotonoha from School Days
If you have seen the climax of School Days, you know exactly what makes Katsura a yandere. Unfortunately, her wilderness literally came out of nowhere, making her score low yandere points.
Lucy from Elfen Lied
Lucy is probably the first yandere we were ever introduced to. However, her love sickness is not really love sickness at all, due to discrimination and the military experiments during her upbringing. She acts on her instinct, which is enough to put her in the category of yandere anime.
Ryoko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
While Ryoko does well academically and physically, she seeks to observe Haruhi and learn how she reacts to particular situations. So when she wants to find something out, she is not trying to kill Kyon to do it.
Sekai Saionji from School Days
Unlike Katsura, throughout the series, you watch Sekai transform from silly love struck school girl to a violent psycho. While the former commits some serious brutality, Sekai’s transformation to a Yandere anime makes her the best.
Misa Amane from Death Note
Misa-Misa is the coolest yandere you will ever see. She doesn’t like a crazy, but is rather sweetly murderous. Willing to go any extent to make her dream come true, even cuts her own lifespan in half.
Hotogi Shirayuki from Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Shirayuki looks innocent and beautiful on the outside, even to Kinji, her obsession. However, because she is love with Kinji, and insanely jealous. Every time another girl gets near Kinji, her psychotic kill instincts take control and she goes berserk.
Revy from Black Lagoon
Unlike other yandere anime, Revy doesn’t wear her crazy self right on her sleeve. It is buried down under a layer of cool that made people fall in love with Black Lagoon. However, as cool she may seem, she is actually a cold-blooded killer.
Nina Einstein from Code Geass
While an average yandere girls choose knives as their weapon of choice to act on the crazy side, Nina chooses nukes after an incident involving her beloved Princess Euphemia.
Rena Ryuuguu from Higurashi: When They Cry
Rena starts off so cute, but like a good yandere, there is a crazy violent girl in there to haunt you. However, one could consider that Rena isn’t actually a yandere as she becomes one due to supernatural angle.
Megumi Shimizu from Shiki
Mugumi was a stalker country girl following her love everywhere. Lucky for him, she died but she didn’t stay dead. And now Mugumi returns as an obsessive vampire stalker.
Takami Minatsuki from Deadman Wonderland
Takami perhaps is the most clever yandere anime. Not particularly lovesick so much as she is just crazy. She is cleverly crazy to act sweet and innocent until she can murder everyone around her horribly. Of course, she can never be a true yandere because she loves no one and was turned crazy by past experiences,.
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
With one of the best abs, Mikasa may be your favorite Attack on Titan character, but she is, by definition, a yandere. After being saved by Eren and his family, she becomes obsessive and protective of him, putting herself into dangerous situations to save his life.
Yuno Gasai from Future Diary
Yuno is famous for trying to kill Yukiteru’s friends, family, and enemies alike. Moreover, She even tries to keep him as a drugged up prisoner. She is truly a mix of crazy, loveable and terrifying.
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