2011 Year-Ender: Villainous Character

Seventh in line: Villainous Character nominations for 2011. Vote Away~

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Villains are probably my favourite character types, if you couldn’t tell from me dedicating an entire article to them way back when I first started writing editorials. Deep down, everyone wants a sinister character to justify their own dark desires. When you see someone kicking puppies, you start to feel a little better about yourself, you know? Cheers to 2011’s number one villain – whoever that may be! I’m a bit sad that *I* didn’t make the list, but maybe next year.
All hail villains. Main characters are awesome, but villains are even better! Somehow I’m fond of evil ruthless characters who don’t give a shit about everything but their own well-being. I’m pretty sure it’s all Overcooled’s influence. So yeah, here’s my favorite part of Metanorn Awards! Bring on those loveable evil jerks!
Obviously these are the best characters right here. What is an anime without villains? NOTHING, THAT’S WHAT (….that or slice of life).  Hell, half of the anime out there wouldn’t even exist without them. Villains are important! So anyways, on to the best evil characters of the year!
Lurking in the shadows of every anime are the villains! You know the ones they are sneaky, liars, greedy and sadistic! Well some of these choices are, but you can not have a great hero who saves the world without having an evil face to smack around or someone that makes you scream I FREAKING HATE THEM! So behold the evil characters of 2011
Sure I like villains, but they have to be the BAMF hawt type that is also quite the intelligent mastermind. Yeah, I guess that I have high standards for a villain. Nevertheless, I do say, keep in mind these villains present are not all the horrific evil type. There’s actually a good variety of different villains featured in the list below and some might even surprise you…

As an update, so far the following Year-Ender posts are out and voting is still open:

The list is in no particular order. So check out these eeevvvvviiillll antagonists and vote for the best~!

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[ 01 ] [ King of Night ] Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

Take one part zombie mix in a heavy amount of magic and you basically have the King of night! The main villain in the Kore wa zombie story aside from a certain evil magical girl named Kyouko. Not the one from Madoka but close. But under all that darkness and undead power was the heart of someone that just wanted to be loved by Yuu. During the final showdown with Aikawa, we learned he wasn’t truly evil but just lonely and wanted to move on… he even loved penguins!

//.foshizzel

VA [ Yusa Kouji ]
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[ 02 ] [ Kyuubey ] Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

He seems harmless at first. It’s just a stuffed animal, after all, so there’s no way it could do any harm. Then you see it following you around asking “Wanna form a contract with me?
/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\” and SPOILER ALERT stealing souls. The extent of his evil knows no bounds, and he hides it all behind a perfect, furry, poker face. There is no other villain this year who can strike fear and rage into the hearts of otaku with just one look than Kyuubey.

//.overcooled

VA [ Kato Emiri ]
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[ 03 ] [ Caster/Ryuunosuke ] Fate/Zero

From their arrival to the first on-screen killing, they have filled the screen with vile scenery and abhorrent dialogue. Caster was summoned by the perfect master Ryuunosuke, and both complete the killing spree pair like a match made in hell. Their priorities were set to killing even when Ryuunosuke wanted more quality than quantity. Caster got his wish to show off the ridiculous fixation over Saber being Joanne of Arc, screaming about Ryuunosuke’s new religion. Yeah, these two are cuckoo in the head and everyone knows it.

//.kyokai

VA [ Tsuruoka SatoshiVA [ Ishida Akira ]
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[ 04 ] [ Mistletine ] Yumekui Merry

At first glance Mistletine looks like an innocent flower girl who wants to give you a warm hug, until you piss her off and she tries to rip you apart. In the world of Yumekui Merry, Mistletine is a huge threat, because her main objective is to eat your dreams for a snack and kill the dream demon inside of you. Doing so destroys your dreams leaving you a mindless zombie with no desires or goals in life. My advice is to avoid this girl at all costs and you would be perfectly fine! Just don’t fall asleep…

//.foshizzel

VA [ Yahagi Sayuri ]

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[ 05 ] [ Kurenai Hinata ] Itsuka Tenma Kuro no Usagi

Hinata is basically your stereotypical evil twin guy who wants ALL THE POWER EVER for no real reason and thinks that everyone is inferior (blah, blah, etc). However, the guy made monocles cool (which is pretty evil of him). Plus his seiyuu is FukuJun, so that automatically makes him a great villain.

//.karakuri

VA [ Fukuyama Jun ]

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[ 06 ] [ Nanahara Fumito ] Blood•C

From day one with Blood-C I think everyone out there already thought this guy was evil thanks to the coffee and special Guimauve he made for Saya. Well, I know I thought there was something screwy with him, at first glance he seems so harmless, but he has lots of secrets to hide from Saya and the other characters.

//.foshizzel

VA [ Nojima Kenji ]

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[ 07 ] [ Hagoromo-Gitsune ] Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou

She is so great in so many ways. Let’s start from the least to most important. First, she’s the reincarnation of a Fox Spirit. Second, since she’s a fox spirit, so her weapon is obviously her tails…. And those tails can hide fans very well. Third, she’s a guro lesbian who likes to suck out livers straight from teenagers’ mouth. Fourth, she managed to get herself pregnant without the existence of sperm. There are reasons, but scientifically that’s a miracle. And last, even when at the verge of losing her battles, she did not let go of that square student suitcase that she always carried EVERYWHERE. Even when it’s obvious that the suitcase is a bother. So yeah, she’s awesome.

//.anaaga

VA [ Noto Mamiko ]

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[ 08 ] [ Kenmi Yuuji ] Sacred Seven

Oh hey there Kenmi! Just what the hell happened to you? Why did you become so damn evil! Then again just take a look at him, he really looks so freaking evil! The one thing Kenmi always craved was ultimate power. He wanted to be just like Knight and Alma but he went about it all wrong. In the end Kenmi transformed himself into a random giant crystal dragon, which did not win him any cool points and honestly it just made him look really dumb. Better luck next time bro, oh wait that might be kind of hard….

//.foshizzel

VA [ Konishi Katsuyuki ]

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[ 09 ] [ Miyabi Reiji ] Star Driver

When I see him, I don’t see him as a villain. I see him as a character that needs to be pitied, but I can’t bring myself to pity him. He was an irresponsible lover and a father. He’s the type of friend who would sleep with your lover (Oh hey, he did!). He deserved what he got. However, his treatment towards the North Maiden and his true goal made me wonder whether he’s really evil or he’s just emotionally unstable. And unfortunately, I think it’s the latter.

//.anaaga

VA [ Ishida Akira ]

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[ 10 ] [ Kihara Amata ] Toaru Majitsu no Index II

I have so many memories about Kihara, he was the only other character besides Touma to beat the living crap out of Accelerator! When you first see him, you instantly think evil. Kihara is a twisted scientist who comes complete with a killer tattoo and a wicked weapon to disable Accelerator’s super powers. We can’t say he never came prepared for battle, although in the end poor Kihara had a one way trip to the moon thanks to Index’s singing that gave Accelerator an amazing power up…

//.foshizzel

VA [ Fujiwara Keji ]
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[ 11 ] [ Lunatic ] Tiger & Bunny

This guy. The justice-obsessed guy who kills other villains with his blue fire powers just because he can. He was a pretty decent villain himself since he was a major force against what Kotetsu stood for. There was a weird confusion with his morality at the end of the series (since he was helping Kotetsu), but I’m sure the second season will bring back his evil-ness.

//.karakuri

VA [ Yusa Kouji ]

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[ 12 ] [ Suzutsuki Kanade ] Mayo Chiki

Ahh yes Kanade Suzutsuki. Any fan of Mayo Chiki can probably recall every suggestive scene she was involved in. While she might not want to kill anyone or crave some mystical super powers, she really loves to screw with your mind just as Kinjirou, because he was pushed into some strange situations with Kanade. Or would all the guys out there want to be in Kinjirou’s shoes? I will raise a hand to that…Who else is with me!?

//.foshizzel

VA [ Kitamura Eri ]
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[ 13 ] [ Albert Maverick ] Tiger & Bunny

I hate Maverick. Hate, hate, HATE him. He ruined Barnaby’s life and tried to kill all of the heroes, all while being a conniving snake and controlling them from the shadows. He’s a hideous scumbag that everyone who watches the show unanimously hates. A villain that makes me THIS enraged is worthy of being a nominee.

//.overcooled

VA [ Fukuda Nobuaki ]

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[ 14 ] [ Kyoko ] Kore wa zombie desu ka?

When we first get introduced to Kyouko, she appears to be a harmless moe girl!. She even develops a small crush on Ayumu. But who could really think this character had another side to her? That Yandere side, but it is thanks to Kyouko’s actions that led to Ayumu transforming into a walking corpse. I still think of Kyouko as being the very first “evil” Magical girl I have seen.

//.foshizzel

VA [ Shitaya Noriko ]

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[ 15 ] [ Watase Sanetoshi ] Mawaru Penguindrum

He’s quite electrifying, is he not? The ghost of Penguindrum with a similar vibe similar to Utena’s Akio, Sanetoshi was a very mysterious character who slowly, but surely asserted his role in the series as villain, going so far as to recruit Kanba to put the world “back on track”. Sanetoshi will live on forever and ever as a great villain for the cast of Mawaru Penguindrum. Love him or hate him we can probably all agree that Sanetoshi has some electrifying pink hair! Seriously amazing…

//.jrow + //.foshizzel

VA [ Koizumi Yutaka ]

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[ 16 ] [ Satan ] Ao no Exorcist

EVIL STUFF WITH LOTS OF BLUE FIRE.

//.foshizzel

Indeed, of all the bad guys, how can we forget the Satan himself who is the source of all evil or as most of religion peg him for. Who cares if he showed himself as a loving husband? He wanted to burn down the whole DAMN WORLD just so he could be together with his sons and finish the biasness towards demons but c’mon, get real oldman, it’s not that easy. Though, at least he tried and was awesome till Keiji Fujiwara voiced him.

//.kyokai

VA [ Keiji Fujiwara ]

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[ 17 ] [ Baka Ki El Dogra ] Level E

Oh Prince, you are tall, blonde and even handsome. But behind that disguise is an evil, conniving, plotting and mischievous manalien. Prince Baka is not only intelligent but he puts his talents to good use in seeking pleasure in other’s misfortune (especially to Craft). Prince is a trololol that can’t be outwitted or outplayed. I feel sorry for his victims but I do admire his cross-dressing abilities.

//.ness

VA [ Namikawa Daisuke ]

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[ 18 ] [ Kurumaki Zakuro ] Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi

Red hair, cool clothes and amazing magical powers with a wicked personality. Zakuro wants to do one and only thing: destroy the town and take back her undead friend Rin. But is she truly evil? If you have seen the set of OVAs you quickly learn there is more to Zakuro than she wants to reveal.

//.foshizzel

VA [ Mizuhara Kaoru ]

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[ 19 ] [ Kotomine Kirei ] Fate/Zero

The indecisive assassin, and a tool of church who is still in search of his purpose of life. On the outside, he seems to be a normal priest who was coaxed into the magus ways, being called upon by the Holy Grail to participate in its fourth war but on the inside, he’s a mean, killing machine, who is understood by no one (according to him); though, I think Gilgamesh has pegged him right in seeking entertainment from others misery. He’s a bad guy in making and his coldness and pure calculation gives him away.

//.kyokai

VA [ Nakata Jouji ]
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Honorable Mentions: Show ▼

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As mentioned in previous posts, the characters that these animes were chosen from are featured in the Winter 11 to Fall 11 anime series. This does not include animes that will continue on into the Winter 12 season that are 20+ episodes. As well, don’t forget to check out the other Year-Ender posts and vote for the best~!

You may select 7 characters. So vote for the best Villainous Character of 2011.

2011 Year-Ender Fan Favorites: Villainous Character (Select 7)

  • King of Night from Kore wa Zombie desu ka? (14%, 53 Votes)
  • Kyuubey from Madoka★Magica (65%, 253 Votes)
  • Caster/Ryuunosuke from Fate/Zero (33%, 128 Votes)
  • Mistletine from Yumekui Merry (11%, 44 Votes)
  • Kurenai Hinata from Itsuka Tenma Kuro no Usagi (7%, 27 Votes)
  • Nanahara Fumito from Blood•C (21%, 81 Votes)
  • Hagoromo-Gitsune from Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou (16%, 63 Votes)
  • Kenmi Yuuji from Sacred Seven (5%, 18 Votes)
  • Miyabi Reiji from Star Driver (20%, 79 Votes)
  • Kihara Amata from Toaru Majitsu no Index II (13%, 52 Votes)
  • Lunatic from Tiger & Bunny (22%, 85 Votes)
  • Suzutsuki Kanade from Mayo Chiki (19%, 74 Votes)
  • Albert Maverick from Tiger & Bunny (20%, 78 Votes)
  • Kyoko from Kore wa zombie desu ka? (12%, 47 Votes)
  • Watase Sanetoshi from Mawaru Penguindrum (48%, 184 Votes)
  • Satan from Ao no Exorcist (26%, 100 Votes)
  • Baka Ki El Dogra from Level E (22%, 86 Votes)
  • Kurumaki Zakuro from Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi (7%, 28 Votes)
  • Kotomine Kirei from Fate/Zero (33%, 127 Votes)

Total Votes: 1,607

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20 Responses to “2011 Year-Ender: Villainous Character”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    We’re raving about villains now? LOL. Now I’ve seen everything.

    Kanade Suzutsuki: A sadistic dominatrix-like queen who doesn’t care who or what crosses her path. She’ll use you as a means to an end for her schemes. I’d totally become a masochist and want to be in Jirou’s shoes if it means being around her. You can’t help but love her.

    King of Night: You can’t be as cool as the king, baby. Months have passed and King of the Night is still cool as ever! He was an awesome villain to have around. He’d even invite his enemies to dinner.

    Hinata Kurenai: We have another badass here and this one wears a monacle. There were a lot of fans around everytime hinata was on screen. Is it a bad thing to root for the bad guys? Even when he’s this awesome? I don’t think.

    Kyoko: Another female villain I wouldn’t bending backwards for. I knew she was trouble from the start but couldn’t shake her off my mind. She was so hot and evil (Should those two things be put together?). She was even hotter lashing out as a yandere with maso shoujo powers, a vampire ninja cloak and vampire glowing eyes.

    Kihara Amata: Who says you can’t be smart AND strong when you’re an evil genius? It just doubles the terror. Kihara is the only one other than Touma I can see kicking Accelerator’s ass all over the place. And he died like a champ when he was into a shooting star. Team Kihara is blasting off!!

    Fumito Nanahara: Let what happen to Blood-C Saya be a lesson to all lead characters, be they male or female. Never trust people who are too friendly, polite and overly charitable. They always tend to be complete psychos underneath and they’ll stab you in the back.

    Caster/Ryuunosuke: These two are so sickening that they certainly have my permission to die at any time. I’d love to see both of these murdering pedophiles six feet under. It’s just a matter of time.

  2. skylion says:

    Wow, this poll really shows my true colours as an anime fan. OK. These were some of my top faves of 2011. Tamayura. Ikoku Meiro, Usagi Drop, and Hanasaku Iroha. None of them had anyone remotely villainous. Since I think I only watched a few of these shows, I don’t think I’m even qualified to vote. I consider Kyubey to be more akin to a force of nature, and Sanatoshi to be more a facilitator than a true villain.
    BTW. The inclusion of Suzutsuki Kanade is just one heck of a weird curve-ball….

    Souma? Yeah, I know that’s a big joke. He is what my ancestors would call an “arsehole”. Besides he bought Yamada a bear. That is not a villain by any stretch.

  3. Jrow says:

    That picture of QB makes me want to pull out a chainsaw and cut him up!

    Caster & Ryuunosuke are awesome. They were already great in the early episodes, but the god talk in the recent episode was amazingly fun and filled with twisted views.

  4. Reaper says:

    Hm, I think Kotomine would have to take the cake for most villianous, simply because he doesn’t have a goal yet still behaves in an ‘evil’ way. Mindless evil-doing serving no purpose is just evil, much like the Joker, though having said this…I’m surprised to see no characters from Mirai Nikki…I’m pretty at least one yandere deserves a special guest appearance, lest we all die in the name of Yukkii…
    And yes, Suzutsuki Kanade is more sadistic than evil so bit unexpected to see her…though if she was evil…eep
    Brownies for Kihara’s appearance! 😀

    • Karakuri says:

      I’m pretty sure Mirai Nikki is one of those shows that’s continuing on into 2012, so she wasn’t included. …Next year will be a different story though xD

  5. lvlln says:

    I really can’t see anyone other than Kyubey winning this one. His “Make a contract with me” became a bona fide meme that has barely begun to slow down. Being the baddie in what is easily the most popular and highly lauded anime of 2011 in the aniblogosphere helps, too, of course.

    • Joojoobees says:

      “In my next life I want to be a penguin,” should have been the meme that took over the ‘Net, though. King of Night FTW!

  6. Taka says:

    Damn that was hard.

    I was wondering if Suzutski was going to pop up when she wasn’t in the supporting female category, I’m glad she got a mention.

    Hagoromo Gitsune, Maverik-san, and Zakuro almost got votes out of me but in the end the other villains were just too charismatic and/or bastardly.

  7. Renn says:

    Voted for QB, Reiji, Lunatic, Reiji, Kotomine, Sanetoshi, and Satan. To be honest, I wasn’t that thrilled with how they handled the character by the end of Ao no Exorcist, but how can you pass up voting for that guy on a best villain’s list?

  8. Samantha Zan says:

    O^O Kyubey….. Most definitely

  9. Ceyrai says:

    I voted for Kyuubey, Fumito, Reiji, and Satan – but out of the four, I think the only really evil one is Fumito. In TV Tropes terms, he’s the only one who is a Complete Monster (as far as we know, anyway – there’s not much revealed about his motives yet). I mean, Kyuubey wasn’t evil, he was just really… logical IMHO. Reiji has this unstable thing going for him (he’d be just a bastard otherwise, but still a pitiable bastard nonetheless), while Satan (not canon!Satan, of course) is, as you put it, a “loving husband”.

    Also, as for the special mention… CHARLOTTE. She was the cutest witch (in her plush form anyway), and I really liked her level in the Grief Syndrome doujin game. She is, without doubt, my most favorite witch in Madoka Magica. I’d vote for her if she was one of the main contenders.

  10. tatsuya says:

    well well well …what do we have here [ Satan ]from Ao no Exorcist ..EVIL OR BAD same goes to all on the list maybe the SATAn names makes me wanna voted for it …something else …By the way i wanna know who was the [ Satan ] SEIYUU . Somebody answer me …

  11. Sabine says:

    Omg yes Yes!! King of Night so I Missed him!! DD; Kore wa Zombie desu ka, yes so happy I got to see the ultimate hotness-epicness-sadness villain again and be reminded of his awesomeness, Thank you that you put him on the list! :) But Baka-prince is I bet one of those still-so-great villains.. ;D

  12. anaaga says:

    Prince Idiot is so underrated yo

  13. Miyu says:

    We all know Kyuubey is going to win this xD
    I mean JUST LOOK AT THAT INNOCENT-LOOKING CUDDLE WITH ME EXPRESSION :3 …yeah and then he makes a contract with you and convenient leaves out the “insignificant” side-effects which include PERHAPS YOU WILL TURN INTO A WITCH AND DIE? :)
    While it’s adorable and all I definitely do not want a Kyuubey plushie anywhere near me (`_´)ゞ

    Much love for Sanetoshi though, he’s such a bishie >) #shallow
    I don’t think I will ever get tired to breaking into random SHIBIRERU DAROU? spurts at my friends xD

  14. kluxorious says:

    I just saw a major spoiler of Blood C. Orz

    and Prince Baka is a villain? O_o lol nice you guys are trolling as well.

    Mine goes to Kirei and Miyabi Reiji :)

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  17. Alynn says:

    Zakuro was included? YESSS

  18. Kyuubeiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    Just the mention of it makes my blood boil!

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