Boy meets girl—girl becomes obsessed with boy-girl kills all her “rivals” so she can have the boy all to herself. Boy hopefully finds out that the girl is crazy and runs for the hills. These series are filled with the crazies, stalkers, and killers.
This list has some of the best yandere characters in anime!
- Best Yandere Anime
- 30. Big Order (TV)
- 29. School Days
- 28. 11EYES
- 27. Love Tyrant
- 26. Aria the Scarlet Ammon
- 25. Happy Sugar Life
- 24. Oreimo
- 23. Shuffle!
- 22. Ssss.gridman
- 21. Nyan Koi!
- 20. Date a Live
- 19. Deadman Wonderland
- 18. Danganronpa: The Animation
- 17. Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
- 16. Hetalia Axis Powers
- 15. Guilty Crown
- 14. The Future Diary
- 13. Elfen Lied
- 12. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts
- 11. Charlotte
- 10. Shiki
- 9. Tokyo Ghoul
- 8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 7. Penguindrum
- 6. Higurashi – When They Cry
- 5. Durarara!!
- 4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- 3. Attack on Titan
- 2. Death Note
- 1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Best Yandere Anime
30. Big Order (TV)
Rin Kurenai is the yandere of this series. When he was a child, Eiji Hoshimiya made a secret wish that became known as the “Great Destruction” that caused the world to fall to pieces and leave many killed.
Now, Eiji is just a normal high schooler with no memory of his wish—only that he caused the Great Destruction.
Since then, people have been able to gain the ability to make their deepest desires come true.
These people called the Orders are evil and after Eiji’s life! Can Eiji survive long enough to learn what his wish was the cause some much destruction and chaos?
29. School Days
Both Kotonoha Katsura and Sekai Saionji have yandere tendencies when it comes to their love for Makoto Itou. In high school, Makoto is drawn to the school beauty Kotonoha and wants to get closer to her.
Makoto gets help from Sekai, who secretly has feelings for her childhood friend. Sekai becomes friends with Kotonoha to help Makoto get closer to her.
The three form a toxic friendship twisted with love that can only end one way…
The yandere of the series is Yuka Minase. She and her best friend Satsuki Kakeru end up in a bizarre world where monsters roam, the sky is red, and the moon is black.
They don’t know why they ended in this world, but as long as they are at each other’s side, they will survive this world.
Together with four other girls, they will find a way home—even if it means they are to face shadows with very familiar faces!
27. Love Tyrant
Akane Hiyama is the yandere of the series. Seiji Aino has always had a crush on Akane, and his hopes to be with her might become a reality when Guri appears at his door!
Guri is a half-angel, half-demon girl to tell him he will die!—unless he kisses someone in 24 hours! Cool…
Unlucky for Seiji, he ends up kissing the yandere Akane!
Armed with the Kiss Note, Guri turns Seiji and Akane into temporary angels to save him from the crazy girl, but now they must help Guri play cupid!
26. Aria the Scarlet Ammon
Shirayuki Hotogi is this series’ yandere. With crime in Japan at an all-time high, Tokyo Butei High was created.
A school that trains armed detectives with deadly skills to fight as agents of justice!
Kinji Tooyama was once a student at Butei with a powerful but embarrassing ability and zero to no social skills to boot.
Kinji hoped to escape his past, but he soon finds himself a target of the “Butei Killer” Aria Holmes Kanzaki!
However, after seeing Aria’s skills, Aria spares his life—if he promises to become her partner!
25. Happy Sugar Life
At school, everyone sees Satou Matsuzaka as a beautiful and intelligent girl. All the guys noticed her, but she could care less. Satou never loved anyone before.
This all changes when she meets young girl Shio Koube and falls in love immediately!
Living on her own, Satou secretly brings Shio to come live with her, and they create a little family together.
However, when people on the outside threaten to ruin their happy family, Satou will do or kill anyone to protect Shio!
The yandere of this series is Ayase Aragaki. She is best friends with Kirino Kousaka, the perfect student who hates anything to do with otaku culture.
At home, Kirino has a boringly average brother named Kyousuke who feels inferior to his “perfect little sister.”
The siblings have never been close. This all changes one day when Kyousuke finds an erotic game in Kirino’s room and discovers her biggest kept secret: she is an otaku!
Seeing his sister in a new light, Kyousuke is thrown into the world of cosplay, eroge, and anime!
Kaede Fuyou is the yandere of Shuffle! She is a part of a world where gods and demons live side-by-side with humans. In this world, Rin Tsuchimi is an everyday high school student at Verbena Academy with his childhood friend Kaede.
His ordinary life gets thrown into chaos when the King of Gods and Demons both become Rin’s next-door neighbors.
It turns out they both have daughters who are in love with Rin! Good luck with all that, Rin.
Akane Shinjo is the yandere of the series. Although not obsessed with one love, she will do whatever it takes to protect her world.
In her world, Yuta Hibiki wakes up at classmate Rikka Takarada’s house without any memories.
All Yuta knows is that he can hear the voice of Gridman, a robot being who needs Yuta’s help to defeat monsters created by Akane.
Along with his new friends and allies, the “Gridman Alliance” will do whatever it takes to defeat Akane’s creations—but is it really that simple?
21. Nyan Koi!
Twin sister of Akari, Kotone Kirishima, is best known for her yandere personality. Highschooler Junpei Kousaka hates cats for the simple fact that he’s allergic to them. Not so lucky for Junpei—he is surrounded by nothing but cat lovers, including his crush Kaede Mizuno.
On his way home from school, Junpei accidentally breaks a cat deity statue and becomes cursed—he can only understand cat speech! Anyone who finds out his secret will be cursed as well and misfortune!
To leave the curse, Junpei has to complete 100 good deeds. If he doesn’t, he will turn into a cat, and his allergy will kill him!
20. Date a Live
Kurumi Tokisaki, the yandere of the series. When 150 million people are killed by “spatial quake,” and they still threaten the world 30-years-later.
In Tengu City, Shidou Itsuka lives with his sister Kotori and gets caught up in a spatial quake. Shidou finds a mysterious girl at the source of the eruption that is known as a “Spirit.”
Shidou becomes caught up in three sides: Spirits, those who want them destroyed, and those who want to save them.
The ones that want to save Spirits are led by Kotori—his little sister!
19. Deadman Wonderland
The yandere is Takami Minatsuki. It was supposed to be a normal school field trip for Ganta Igarashi.
He and his class went to a prison amusement park named Deadman Wonderland. Convicts are the ones who are forced to perform deadly acts in the amusement park.
During the field trip, Ganta is the sole survivor of his class’s massacre and is sentenced to death. Ganta knows his innocent! However, Ganta is sentenced to working at Deadman Wonderland.
Trying to survive this horrible place, Ganta will do whatever it takes to survive and clear his name by finding the real killer. A man dressed all in red!
18. Danganronpa: The Animation
Toko Fukawa, the Ultimate Writing Prodigy, is also a creepy yandere for her “master.” She was one of the sixteen students enrolled at Hope’s Peak Academy.
However, on her first day, she and the rest of the class end up trapped in school!
Their headmaster is a black-and-white teddy bear, Monokuma, who says they are trapped forever! There is only one way to get out: graduate.
Why do you graduate? Simple: kill who of your classmates and don’t get caught!
17. Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Anna Nishikinomiya is the yandere. Implementing new moral laws, Japan cleanses its country of all obscene and impurities.
Having to wear special collars around their necks, citizens are put under extreme measures to uphold a pure and clean society.
Faced with repression, Tanukichi Okuma is the son of a terrorist who wanted to break free of the new laws.
Tanukichi is also the only one who knows classmate Ayame Kajou’s secret. Ayame is Blue Snow, a masked criminal who is trying to spread lewd and impure martial to the secluded public!
16. Hetalia Axis Powers
Belarus is the yandere of the series. In a world where the nations are people, and their personalities reflect their nation’s traditions and stereotypes.
During the times of WWI and WWII, this light comedy series focuses on the Allied Forces.
The series features the clumsy and pasta-loving North Italy, the serious but easily scatterbrained Germany, and the focused and hardworking Japan who has very strange tastes and hobbies.
15. Guilty Crown
Mana Ouma is the yandere of Guilty Crown. Taking place in Japan in 2039, the outbreak of the “Apocalypse Virus” changes Japan forever.
When the nation falls to the virus, the GHQ claims to power and becomes a military force.
Dealing with freedom fighters, the weak and antisocial high schooler Shuu Ouma finds himself caught in the middle of their war. Suddenly finding an injured girl with pink hair and in a red dress, Shuu’s fate is forever changed.
Trying to help the girl, Shuu ends up gaining the “Power of Kings” and is the freedom fighter’s only chance to defeat GHQ alongside his new partner Inori Yuzuriha.
14. The Future Diary
Yuno Gasai, one of the yandere queens, is one of the main characters of the series. Classmate to loner Yukiteru Amano, he spends all his time texting down a diary into his cellphone.
Soon, that will be his one ability in a killing game! He, along with Yuno and ten others, becomes a part of a game. Armed with the future diaries, Yukiteru and Yuno work together to survive.
The winner will become the new god of time and space! To protect her love, Yuno might have other plans…
13. Elfen Lied
Lucy is the yandere of the series. She is a special human called a Diclonius born with pink hair, horns, and telekinetic abilities.
Suffering from experiments, Lucy manages to kill all her experimenters and escape.
Getting free, Lucy suffers a head injury that causes her to get a split personality: an innocent child and a ruthless murderer.
Lucy soon finds herself at the doorstep of cousins Kouta and Yuka.
The two take her in out of the kindness of their hearts and soon get caught up in the shadow world of the government and revolve around Lucy!
12. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts
Both Mizuki Himeji and Shouko Kirishima are the yanderes of the series. Fumizuki Academy sorts its classes a bit differently than normal schools.
Your grades scores determined your worth: if you belong in the better A class or the loser F class.
Akihisa Yoshii ends up in the lowest of the low F class. On the one hand, Akihisa gets to be in the same class as his friend Yuji Sakamoto, but surprised to find genius Mizuki with him too!
Despite being at the bottom, Akihisa and the rest of F class are determined to rise to the top!
Konishi is the unmistakable yandere of Charlotte. When a rare number of teenagers suddenly gain superpowers, Yuu Otosaka can become the perfect guy.
With his ability to jump into anyone’s body for five seconds, Yuu has cheated and manipulated himself to the top—even getting himself a hot girlfriend!
All of his ambitions come to an abrupt stop when Nao Tomori appears in front of him. With her own ability to turn invisible by one person she chooses, she blackmails Yuu.
Now, Yuu has to transfer to her school, join the student council, and help her find others like them and stop them from abusing their powers! Great…
The yandere of Shiki is Megumi Shimizu. She once dreamed of moving away and into the big city, she ends up dead in the quiet town of Sotoba.
Her death sets off a chain of blood and tragedy in that hot summer in Sotoba.
A young doctor named Toshio Ozaki finds himself working together with a young man named Yuuki Natsuno, who is haunted by his friend Megumi’s death.
They will do whatever it takes to save the town from turning into a village full of vampires!
9. Tokyo Ghoul
Shuu Tsukiyama is the rare male yandere. The shy and bookish Ken Kaneki didn’t know about the secret ghoul world that lived around him.
After meeting Rize Kamishiro—now he’ll never forget.
After going on a date with Rize, he is almost killed by the beautiful woman, who is realized to be a ghoul. It ends with her death and Ken on the verge of death.
The doctors put Rize’s organ inside of Ken to save his life, turning him into a half-human, half-ghoul!
Now Ken is struggling to live in the human and ghoul world and fighting the urge to eat humans!
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Ryouko Asakura is the yandere of the series and hides the fact that she is a Data Overmind Humanoid Interface.
Kyon was just a normal high schooler who didn’t believe in silly things like the supernatural.
Kyon is the exact opposite of classmate Haruhi Suzumiya, who is normal and determined to find the supernatural!
Kyon inspires Haruhi to create her own club specializing in the supernatural and dragging him along for the ride!
Little does Kyon does he know the kind of supernatural beings that are right up his nose!
The yandere is Ringo Oginome. After losing both of their parents, all twin brothers Kanba and Shouma have left is their little sister Himari who is suffering from very poor health.
On the day she leaves the hospital, Kanba and Shouma take her to an aquarium. When Himari suddenly collapses, she is revived by a penguin.
To prevent her fateful death from taking place, the two brothers have to find a mysterious item known as the “Penguin Drum.”
6. Higurashi – When They Cry
Shion Sonozaki is the yandere of the series. In 1983, Keiichi Maebara was new to the small town of Hinamizawa.
He quickly makes friends, but there is a hidden darkness in this little town.
Keiichi learns that several murders and disappearances have been taking place in Hinamizawa.
They are all connected to the village’s festival of the god Oyashiro.
With new friends, Keiichi hopes to uncover the mysterious deaths surrounded by Hinamizawa!
Mika Harima is the yandere. Ikebukuro is surrounded by many rumors and dangerous hangs in downtown Tokyo, but the greatest myth is the headless “Black Rider.”
On his first day in the big city, Mikado Ryugamine spots the Black Rider.
Little does Mikado know if he just wandered into the world of the supernatural and his normal life has come to an end.
He and the rest of Ikebukuro become mixed up in the colorful supernatural inhabitants stepping out of the shadows!
4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Homura Akemi is the yandere of the series; she will do anything to protect Madoka Kaname.
Living a normal and average life with her best friends, Madoka’s life takes a magical turn when Homura transfer into her class.
She and her friend Sayaka Miki save a creature named Kyubey, who Homura, a magical girl, is hunting.
Madoka and Sayaka get mixed up in the world of magical girls and the dangers of fighting witches!
3. Attack on Titan
Mikasa Ackerman is seen by many fans as a yandere, especially towards Eren Yeager.
When giant humanoid monsters called Titans almost destroyed humanity, the remaining people hid behind three huge walls.
For years, humans were able to survive. One day, in Eren and Mikasa’s lifetime, a gigantic Titan appears and smashes through the wall!
Eren and Mikasa manage to survive, but the time of hiding has ended. Joining the Survey Corps, Eren will kill every last Titan!
2. Death Note
The yandere of Death Note is Misa Amane. She will do anything for serial killer Kira, even kill others in his name.
Kira is student prodigy Light Yagami, who is bored with life.
His hidden god complex awakens when he stumbles upon the Death Note. Whoever’s name he writes down, they will die!
Light is determined to cleanse the earth of all sin with himself as their new god with the Death Note in his hand!
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Both Nina Einstein and Rolo Lamperouge are the yanderes. In 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia became a military nation and planned to take over Japan.
A Britannia student named Lelouch Lamperouge is one of many caught in the crossfire of the war.
When he meets a mysterious girl with lime green hair, she gives him a mecha named Geass and knows that he has to take action to end the war.
Becoming the masked vigilante called Zero, Lelouch will lead the rebellion to save Japan!