Top 10 Anime Villains in 2021

Top 10 anime villains in 2021: In the postmodern era, it’s the villains that appeal to us the most, not the heroes. As in Shakespeare’s tragedies the protagonists are tragic heroes, today we have tragic villains.

Mostly, in anime, we get some seriously convoluted and sleazy villains. Anime is now one of the most popular entertainment media for the younger generation, which stands out mainly for its intensity and powerful stories. And these stories are made much darker by the presence of these seemingly negative characters.

2021 has given us a lot of fabulous anime that have wowed us with their intricate plots, the struggles of the heroes and of course the psychological layers of the villains. For example, anime like “Demon Slyaer”, “Jujutsu Kaisen”, “My Hero Academy” wouldn’t have been so intriguing without the villains.

While some characters, despite having a tragic past, jump for a better purpose, some characters remain trapped in that tragic past. As Professor Dumbledore told Harry in “Harry Potter” – “It doesn’t matter what someone is born, but what they become.”

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Anime Villains in 2021

10. Mahito

Anime Name – Jujutsu Kaisen

Besides being a fun character, Mahito’s most important character trait is manipulation. After killing Junpei’s mother, he convinced him through manipulation that the “humans” had killed her.

When Jujutsu Kaisen launches an investigation, Mahito is found in an underground tunnel by Nanami Kento. There, he tells Nanami that the soul is the most inherent part of existence according to Mahito.

Mahito has a special ability to warp and reshape anyone’s soul, even his own as well. This is how he manipulates people. When Itadori Yuuji was finally able to convince Junpei that Mahito was the real murderer, it was too late and Mahito had already reshaped his soul, disfigured it from his body, and turned it into a weak curse. This heartbreaking scene draws audiences even more towards the anime.

9. Akito Shoma

Anime Name – Fruit Basket

Akito has a very painful past as her mother was heartbroken to learn that she had given birth to a daughter. She was unsure of her place in her husband’s heart and so raised her daughter as a man. She took serious steps to make sure. Akito has become the head of the Sohma family which has no empathy and is misogynistic.

Akito’s short temper and ruthlessness greatly harmed many cursed Sohmas like Kyo, Hatori, Rin, Kisa, etc. She is also possessed by the divine spirit of the zodiac which brings her the obedience of all. In the end, Akito and Shigure confess their true feelings and the curse breaks. Akito begins to live his own real life.

8. Tetta Kisaki

Tetta Kisaki

Anime Name – Tokyo Revengers

Another highly manipulative villain, Tetta Kisaki, initially appeared to be an insignificant thug, but gradually unveiled his obsession with becoming a powerful leader in the Tokyo Manji Gang’s future. For this, he must manipulate Mikey to gain power. He kills Mikey’s loved ones, including his sister.

He also kills Hinata for rejecting him. Although he lacks the typical fighting skills of a villain, Kisaki exhibits great intelligence which he uses to manipulate people in order to acquire the top spot.

7. En

Anime Name – Dorohedoro

This villain displays a mixture of comic side with his cruel side. The cruel side is that the En family continually tortures Kaimen and Nikaido and they are completely manic. But the funny thing is that En is obsessed with mushrooms.

6. Echidna

Anime Evo

Anime Name – Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Echidna is more of an anti-hero than a villain. Echidna, the witch of greed was already destroyed by the witch of envy 400 years ago. Only his spirit was kept in the world. She helped Subaru talk about his return from death, and her power was a big factor in the whole plot.

5. Dabi

Anime Name – My Hero Academia

Another complicated villain who draws in an audience by being both mysterious and powerful. Dabi aka Toya Todoroki is the eldest son of Rei and Endeavor Todoroki. Her special power is the “Cremation” quirk which overwhelms everything in her blue fire. However, her own body isn’t always compatible with her quirk.

When his father abandons him and stops his training, he becomes obsessed with achieving his father’s goals and severely affects himself for doing so. Eventually, he fakes his death and renames himself “Dabi”.



Anime name – Demon Slayer Entertainment Arc

Daki wields terrible power. She consumed loads of women showing the excuse that they ran away with their lovers. The Sash is her main power which can cut through anything and also store people she has swallowed up before.

Also, seven Hashiras were killed and eaten by her. She has the ability to regenerate within seconds and she is also immune to Nichirin’s swords.

3. Review

Anime Name – My Hero Academia

According to Overhaul, oddities are a kind of scourge on humanity that infects people with contagious syndromes. He is a mysophobic and an antisocial who wants to remove all the quirks from the world and return the world to its former state.

2. Muzan


Anime name – Demon Slayer Entertainment Arc

Muzan is the strongest demon. He accidentally turned into a demon while trying to cure his illness. Therefore, its goal is to be truly eternal. He can do this in two ways. One is to find the Blue Spider Lily by which her illness was cured and the other is to create many more demons to change the nature of demons through evolution. He can control all demons and can fight all five Hashiras together.



Anime Name – Jujutsu Kaisen

Sukuna, the “King of Curses” had actually been a cannibalistic human wizard a thousand years ago. After his death, he turned into a cursed spirit. His twenty indestructible fingers had been preserved in wax.

As the nature of cursed items is, the power of the fingers continued to grow. And when Yuuji Itadori ate one in a desperate moment, Sukuna reincarnated into him. His powerful curses, intellect, and reflexes make him one of the great anime villains of all time.

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