10 Most Shocking Betrayals In Anime History

The betrayal of these favorite animated characters hit fans right in the feelings.


Anime is a genre full of amazing moments rarely seen in western live-action shows. From spine chilling action scenes to heart-pounding romances, anime has been able to give fans many memorable moments. But nothing hits an anime fan harder than when a character they like betrays everyone.

Sometimes betrayals aren't shocking and can be seen coming from miles away - but they hit much, much harder when they're out of the blue. These moments of betrayal are extremely surprising for those who haven't read the manga, and can still feel a little sore even for those who did.

Betrayals in anime are extremely common in the grand scheme of things, but there are plenty of shows that catch people completely off guard by changing the tone or genre of the show halfway through the first episode, such as Goblin Slayer or Elfen Lied.

In anime, when a betrayal is revealed, they can be considered major turning points for their shows. The main character is usually changed in a major way because of the betrayal, as they often come from those closest to the main characters, irreparably changing the course of events. Here are just a few of the biggest betrayals in anime history.

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Your friendly neighborhood writer across the pond in the United States' west coast. I have a deep love for everything nerdy, and even some non-nerdy things. My Favorite Doctor is ten because my mom loves Tennant, and my favorite superhero is Batman. I am always excited to see what the future of entertainment will bring for me to fully enjoy.