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15 Anime Girls With Dark Personalities (Evilish or Psycho Nature)

The most memorable characters are not the one with a single characteristic, but those who are layered and complex. Anime has quite a few of those complex, layered characters who grab the attention of the viewers from the get go. For us, today’s topic is such dark and complicated female characters in anime. So, here’s the best 15 dark anime girls that you need to check out.

Dark characters are often the villains of the stories, committing cruelties and atrocities. But darkness doesn’t always translate to evilness.

Darkness can also be the tendency to commit cruelty without evil desire. So, these characters on this list aren’t necessarily evil but they carry a darkness inside them nonetheless.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get into the best 15 Anime Girls With Dark Personalities.

15 Anime Girls With Dark Personalities

1) Esdeath


Japanese Nameエスデス
AnimeAkame ga Kill!
Hair ColorBlue 
Eye ColorBlue

Esdeath might not be the protagonist but she is certainly the most popular character of the anime. Cold and sadistic, Esdeath is a very strong character who serves as the main antagonist of the story.

Esdeath’s cold-blooded ruthlessness and her obsessive love towards Tatsumi make her so interesting to watch. Needless to say, she’ll always be one of the best dark anime girls of all time.

2) Yuno Gasai

Yuno Gasai

Japanese Name我妻 由乃
AnimeFuture Diary
Hair ColorPink
Eye ColorPink

Yuno Gasai might just be the poster girl for yandere characters. The second protagonist of Future Diary, Yuno is a pretty girl with a cute personality until she shows her real colors. She’s obsessed with Yukiteru and will go to any lengths to ensure no one comes between them.

Yuno is psychotic, her mental illness peaking due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother. She’s a cold-blooded murder whose obsession makes her more dangerous.

3) Lucy


Japanese Nameルーシー
AnimeElfen Lied
Hair ColorDark pink
Eye ColorRed

Lucy is a character who suffered misery all her life and this ignited the raging hatred and contempt inside her. As a child of special genetics, she was supposedly abandoned to die by both her parents. She finally found shelter in at first, the orphanage and then, with Kouta.

But both times, she faced terrible despair, breaking her fragile psyche and moving her to start a killing spree. Her character is memorable and one of the best dark anime girls of all time.

4) Himiko Toga

Himiko Toga

Japanese Name渡と我が被ひ身み子こ
AnimeMy Hero Academia
BirthdayAugust 7
Hair ColorDirty blonde
Eye ColorGolden yellow

Chillingly cheerful and unhinged, Himiko Toga is one of the main villains of My Hero Academia. She joined the League of Villains because of her obsessive love for Stain and later posed a big threat to the Heroes.

Toga’s character is very intriguing because while there’s no doubt that she’s not a good person, she isn’t outright evil. She possesses care and compassion for her teammates but her idea of love is twisted. 

5) Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi Tokisaki

Japanese Name時とき崎さき 狂くる三
AnimeDate A Live
BirthdayJune 10
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorRed (right eye)

Gold clock (left eye)


Kurumi Tokisaki is one of the Spirits in Date A Live, dubbed as the Worst Spirit. She’s the most dangerous there is, killing over a thousand people. This might give you an idea exactly how dark she is.

And if not that, then this certainly will: Kurumi not only kills people in the spatial earthquakes but also likes to murder with her own hands. Kurumi even wants to consume Shido Itsuka to get to the Reiryoku hidden inside him.

6) Eto Yoshimura

Eto Yoshimura

Japanese Name芳村 愛支
AnimeTokyo Ghoul
Hair ColorGreen
Eye ColorGreen (left eye)

Red iris with black sclera (right)


The world of Tokyo Ghoul is dark and its characters even darker. Even among those, Eto Yoshimura stands out like a particularly dark and disturbed character. A half-Ghoul like Kaneki, Eto is the daughter of Yoshimura and acted as the leader of Aogiri Tree.

She’s a very dangerous SS-class Ghoul, earning the name “One-eyed Owl” from CCG. Though Eto had her motive and aim behind her cruel actions, she’s really one of the most prominent dark girls in anime.

7) Ai Enma

Ai Enma

Japanese Name閻魔 あい
AnimeHell Girl
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorRed

Ai Enma is the eponymous Hell Girl from the horror anime. She visits everyone who uses the Hell Correspondence website seeking revenge.

Ai will grant them their wish to send the soul of their enemy to hell, but in exchange also send their own soul to hell once they die.

Though dark and cold, Ai isn’t necessarily evil. In her lifetime she suffered greatly, being betrayed by her trusted one and buried alive with her parents as a sacrifice when she was only seven. 

8) Lust


Japanese Nameラスト
AnimeFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorMauve

Lust is one of the first Homunculus to appear in the manga and 2009 version of Fullmetal Alchemist. Like her name implies, she represents Father’s sin of lust. She’s also the first Homunculus to die, burned repeatedly by Mustang until her Philosopher’s Stone disintegrated.

Like most of the Homunculus, Lust possesses no compassion for humans and sees them as lower beings that should be sacrificed. It’s her dark ruthless nature that places her at number 8 of this list of dark anime girls.

9) Tanya von Degurechaff

Tanya von Degurechaff

Japanese Nameターニャ・フォン・デグレチャフ
AnimeSaga of Tanya the Evil
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue

Explaining this entry might be redundant since the very name of the anime implies what an evil character the protagonist Tanya von Degurechaff is. She is formerly a middle-aged man who is reincarnated in a new world as a young girl.

Tanya shows a number of sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies throughout the story. She’s calculative, ruthless and self-centered. Suffering from both superiority and inferiority complexes, this little is here will be remembered as one of the best dark anime girls.

10) Isabella


Japanese Nameイザベラ
AnimeThe Promised Neverland
BirthdaySeptember 9
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown

Few revelations in anime will be as shocking and spine-chilling as when Emma and Norman discovered the truth of their orphanage and their Mama. Isabella raised the kids at the orphanage with motherly care and a loving smile.

But that was all a mask. She is actually a cold-blooded woman who was raising the kids as livestocks, not even sparing compassion for her own son, Ray.

11) Junko Enoshima

Junko Enoshima

Japanese Name江ノ島 盾子
BirthdayDecember 24
Hair ColorStrawberry blonde
Eye ColorLight blue

While talking about dark anime girls, we must include Junko Enoshima in the list. Appearing as an airheaded fashionista, she didn’t seem like much of a threat until her real personality is revealed at the end of Killing School Life.

With an intense indifference and psychopathic mentality, Junko gets very easily bored and wants to see the world in despair. On top of that, she also suffers from severe mood swings.

12) Dark Sakura 

Dark Sakura

Japanese Name間桐 桜
AnimeFate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel
BirthdayMarch 2
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorRed

The alternate version of Sakura Matou, Dark Sakura is the main antagonist of the Heaven’s Feel route. After suffering for years in the hands of her adoptive family, Sakura finally gives into her hatred when Shinji Matou attempts to molest her before blackmailing.

It’s the moment Sakura kills Shinji that her inner darkness emerges, becoming Dark Sakura. Sakura is an example how, if pushed beyond limit, can break a good person. She’s, no doubt, one of the best dark anime girls.

13) Akito Sohma

Akito Sohma

Japanese Name草摩 慊人
AnimeFruits Basket
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorPurple

Unlike most of the characters here, Akito Sohma isn’t necessarily an evil person. But she’s undoubtedly someone who’s capable of darkness and cruelty. The dark side of her personality is the result of her circumstances and she’s been led to believe since she was born.

Being the God of the Zodiacs, Akito abuses them selfishly, taking advantage of their innate devotion to her. Among her many atrocities, what stands out most are imprisoning Rin in the Cat’s room in secret and leaving her in the darkness alone.

14) Makima


Japanese Nameマキマ
AnimeChainsaw Man
Height5’6” – 5’8”
Hair ColorDark salmon
Eye ColorGolden

At her first introduction in the story, no one thought Makima would turn out to be what she is. A high-ranking Public Safety Devil Hunter and the superior of Denji, Aki and Power, Makima is actually the Control Devil, moving the strings for her own purpose.

Makima is cold-blooded and ruthless, and not above using manipulation for her gain. She sees those around her as her inferior and nothing more than dogs. A brilliantly written character, Makima is one of the best dark anime girls of all time.

15) Malty S. Melromarc

Malty S. Melromarc

Japanese Nameマルティ=S=メルロマルク
AnimeThe Rising of the Shield Hero
Hair ColorRed
Eye ColorGreen

There are few anime characters who are as hated as Malty S. Melromarc, the first princess of Melromarc. She’s a twisted and evil woman, having no conscience whatsoever. What makes Malty so dark is her intense selfishness and faithlessness.

There’s no one Malty won’t betray for her own gain and destroy someone’s life for her own purposes. It’s her disgusting betrayal that drove Naofumi on his path of revenge. This woman here is truly one of the most horrible dark anime girls.

And that was our list of the best 15 dark anime girls. These female characters here are all well-written, complex characters that need to be dove into. Speaking of diving into, we, at Otakus’ Notes, have a lot of exciting content that you can jump into if you’re a fan of anime.

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