When you look at some of the best Shounen Anime out there, there is no wonder why a lot of people are fascinated by the Antagonist or the villain of the story rather than the main character or the protagonists!
These characters are extremely well-written that they always end up having their own fans that for them
In a previous post, we shared with you our Top 10 Best Shounen Anime Protagonists, and in this post, we will reveal our Top 10 Most Evil Anime Antagonists in Shounen!
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10. Fuhrer King Bradley
- Anime: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Function: Amestrian State Military
- Age: 60
- Voice Actor: Hidekatsu Shibata
King Bradley appears to be a true gentleman at times. However, he gets extremely enraged and not-so-gentlemanly when annoyed. Even though he identifies as Wrath, he’s able to sympathize with humans.
When it comes to physical power, King Bradley is extremely powerful. He’s more agile and strong than a normal human. He’s also able to figure out his opponents’ attacks with his eyes. He’s truly a formidable shounen antagonist.
09. Kibutsuji Muzan
- Anime: Demon Slayer
- Function: Leader of the Twelve Kizuki
- Age: over 10,000 years
- Voice Actor: Toshihiko Seki
Muzan is a cold, emotionless, and ruthless demon who doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He possesses exceptional intelligence and tends to outsmart his enemies.
Muzan doesn’t hesitate to kill anyone who comes his way, even his subordinates. He becomes extremely cruel to his subordinates if they fail to carry out the orders he has given them. He feels like he’s superior to others and looks down upon everyone. He’s narcissistic, petty, and pure evil.
08. Sukuna Ryomen
- Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen
- Function: King of Curses
- Age: +1000
- Voice Actor: Swabe Junichi
We haven’t seen Sukuna a lot in the series but it’s safe to say that he’s one of the most interesting anime antagonists. He’s extremely arrogant, selfish and cold-hearted.
Sukuna is a careless while fighting with others because he knows how strong he is and nothing would affect him. He doesn’t like using his energy unnecessarily. He thinks himself to be the most superior being and sees humans as nothing more than maggots.
- Anime: Hunter x Hunter
- Function: The King of Chimera Ants
- Age: 40 days
- Voice Actor: Uchiyama Koki
Meruem is cold, ruthless, and extremely narcissistic. He looks down upon every other being and considers himself superior to them. However, he still complimented his stronger opponents. He saw humans only as a food source and nothing else. He’s extremely confident in his abilities and takes great pride in his skills.
Meruem possessed exceptional intelligence and was a fast learner. Though he appeared to be fearless and arrogant, he was prone to panic. Physically, Meruem is extremely powerful. He possessed great physical strength as soon as he was born.
06. Shigaraki Tomura
- Anime: My Hero Academia
- Function: Grand Commander of the Paranormal Liberation Front
- Age: 21
- Voice Actor: Uchiyama Koki
Shigaraki has a twisted nature. He doesn’t value others’ lives and keeps killing the innocent, without feeling any kind of remorse. He’s demanding, selfish and arrogant. He prefers the use of force in order to solve matters than anything else. He loved causing destruction and his quirk allowed him to destroy anything he touched.
There are not many people he looks up to. He only respects and looks up to his mentor, All for One. He initially didn’t care for his comrades but soon started caring about them. Other than that, Shigaraki’s immense power allows him to give a hard time to his opponents.
- Anime: Gintama
- Function: founder of the Tendoshu
- Age: Immortal
- Voice Actor: Kouchi Yamadera
Utsuro appears to be emotionless, cold and distant right from the start. He’s absolutely ruthless and a pure psychopath. As he’s immortal himself, he possesses jealousy and hatred towards humanity.
His plan was to start a war in order to destroy Earth as well as himself. When it comes to combat, Utsuro is pretty skilled. He’s also quite cunning, making him the perfect antagonist.
- Anime: One Piece
- Function: Captain of the Blackbeard pirates / Yonko
- Age: 40
- Voice Actor: Akio Otsuka
Blackbeard is fearless but a coward. He’s intelligent but stupid. He has a strange personality. He’s extremely power-hungry and will do anything to become the next Pirate King. He only recruited some of the worst criminals as his comrades. He believes that no one is inherently good or bad.
Blackbeard possesses exceptional strength and everyone is scared of him. He’s an expert at planning things and is also very manipulative. He’s definitely one of the strongest antagonists ever known.
- Anime: Naruto Shippuden
- Function: Leader of the Akatsuki
- Age: 35
- Voice Actor: Horiyuchi Kenyu
Pain is an extremely charming antagonist from Naruto who is able to manipulate and influence others easily. He’s extremely cold, cynical and distant. He’s calm and composed all the time and never panics even if he’s cornered.
Pain‘s immense power and exceptional intelligence is what makes him one of the best shounen antagonists ever.
02. Aizen Sosuke
- Anime: Bleach
- Function: Leader of the Arrancar Army
- Age: unkown
- Voice Actor: Sho Hayami
Aizen appears to be a perfect leader to his subordinates. However, he’s hiding something sinister behind his “nice guy” mask. He’s extremely manipulative and selfish. His subordinates follow him out of respect and fear.
Aizen is very cautious when it comes to battling with anyone. He’s calm and composed all the time. There’s no sign of distress or panic on his face no matter what the situation is. He makes a very formidable antagonist and gives his opponents a really tough time.
01. Dio Brando
- Anime: Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure
- Function: The arch-rival of the Joestar family
- Age: 122
- Voice Actor: Midorikawa Hikaru
Dio is probably one of the most popular shounen antagonists ever. He’s manipulative, dominating, and self-absorbed. He’s exceptionally charming, which is why a lot of people follow him.
Dio lived a life of poverty and wanted to become rich. This made him grow evil and he became power-hungry. He does not care about anyone other than himself. He’s also extremely cunning and selfish.