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

Mizuki Himeji From Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu yandere characters

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

Shuu Tsukiyama

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 Featured Image 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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

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

Mikasa Ackerman

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

Senjogahara Hitagi

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

Hotogi Shirayuki

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

Akane Hiyama

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 Fuyou

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 Sengoku

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

Anna Nishikinomiya

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!!

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

Yukako Yamagishi

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 Tokisaki

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

Touko Fukawa

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 Oginome

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 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 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 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

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 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 Minase From 11eyes 1 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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

Toma From Amnesia 1 1 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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 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 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!!

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

Minatsuki Takami From Deadman Wonderland 1 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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 From Akame ga Kill 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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

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 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

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

Shion Sonozaki From Higurashi When They Cry 1 35 Insane Yandere Characters In Anime

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 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.

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