Anime contains some of the most celebrated and beloved villains in any medium. It also has some of the most skin-crawling and chilling baddies that will haunt you the rest of your days.
From minor one-off villains to major antagonists, there is no shortage of frightening foes to choose from. This list not only aims to rank these monsters, but to also highlight some lesser talked about ones. Even evil deserves its time in the spotlight... well, sometimes.
What's really great about so many anime villains is just how many there are that fans either love to hate or hate to love. Some are loved so much, in fact, that that many see them as anti-heroes rather than what they are.
Don't fret however, everyone has a few beloved villains. There is no judgement here. If anything, consider some of these choices to be a reminder of no matter how cool or seductive some of these guys may be, they're still far from grace.
Take a deep breath, because it's time to take a walk in the dark with a look at some truly terrifying bad guys.