02 Aug 2021 11:39 AM +00:00 UTC

12 Best Yandere Boy Anime Characters

For those who are not familiar with this term, yandere is a word used for someone who is loving and caring to the point that his devotion, admiration, and love become mentally destructive. It could be because of brutality, violence, or over-protectiveness.

These characters are deranged and mentally unstable. They use brutality or violence to release their emotions. In an anime, viewers can easily spot a yandere character as he is the one who is usually the jealous and psychotic type to the point that they can murder the person who is interested with their love interest just so no one can come between them.

These characters usually stick out with their extreme emotions so we decided to compile the 12 best yandere boy anime characters.

  1. Griffith from Berserk

    While he is the hero of Midland and considered the “Falcon of Light”, his yandere side was exposed when Guts left his group. Griffith had this amazing charisma and no one would have thought that his obsession with Guts can change him. He started doing heinous acts like turning into a demon after sacrificing his own team.

  2. Shuu Tsukiyama from Tokyo Ghoul

    Like Griffith, Shuu gives a charming vibe. He is intelligent and handsome but he uses these to lure people to the Ghoul Restaurant. Eventually, he found Kaneki and became obsessed with his smell. His drive to eat him was intense even more when he found out that Kaneki is a one-eyed ghoul. One of the acts he did to achieve his goal is kidnapping another person.

  3. Rolo Lamperogue from Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion

    Rolo’s obsession did not start from romantic love, unlike other yandere characters. It came from brotherly love. The characters of the show thought he was a kind-hearted brother but in reality, he was a heartless killer. His feelings changed when he spied on Lelouch. He became jealous of Lelouch’s sister, Nunnally and he killed Shirley, one of Lelouch’s friends to prevent Lelouch and Nunnally to be reunited.

  4. Clear from DRAMAtical Murder

    Clear is a formal person basing on his polite way of speaking. He has an eccentric side but Koujaku, Noiz, Mink, and Aoba believe that this was because he lacked basic common sense. Clear insists that Aoba is his master, even if Aoba doesn’t know him at all. This relationship led to Clear doing everything for Aoba.

  5. Kyouji Shinkawa from Sword Art Online

    There are two reasons Kyouji decided to enter the virtual world: he was bullied and his parents pressured him to succeed as he is the son of the director of a hospital. In the said world, he met Shino. His feelings for her grew to the point that he became a stalker.

  6. Vincent Nightray from Pandora Hearts

    Another person who is obsessed with his brother is Vincent. His affection is destructive in the sense that his dark and unstable side is evident. One example was when he walked around the battlefield while cutting his intestines using scissors and gouging his eyes saying he wanted to save his brother.

  7. Keisuke from Togainu no Chi

    Keisuke is a shy character. He is weak and lacks fighting skills but these won’t matter when Akira is involved. He developed a deep affection for his orphanage friend that he can be bold and even do uncontrollable violence whenever Akira is involved or in trouble.

  8. Grell Sutcliff from Black Butler

    Viewers of the series thought that Grell is Madam Red’s butler but in reality, he was helping Madam with the Jack the Ripper killings. Grell developed a crush on Sebastian which was seen in their flirting and hazy fighting. Even when they became allies, Grell still had a sadist attitude towards Sebastian.

  9. Toma from Amnesia

    While Toma cares for Heroine and Shin like his siblings, his affection for Heroine has a dark side. His typical laid-back personality was changed to an obsession with Heroine to the point that he would lock her in his home. He would drug her and once she confronted him, he locked her in a cage.

  10. Seijuro Akashi from Kukuro’s Basketball

    While fans admire Seijuro’s care about his teammates, it can be destructive as well. He has this big aspiration to make his team perfect and once he feels that he is left behind his personality changes. It actually came to a point where he threatened to remove the eye of one of his teammates.

  11. Balder Hringhomi from Kamigami no Asobi

    Balder is a Norse God of Light who is known for his sweet personality. But after he fell in love with Yui, he changed immensely. He cannot accept that Yui does not feel the same way about him and what’s worse is that she was in love with another person. His actions started to be extreme as he attacked her so no one can ever have her.

  12. Suboshi from Fushigi Yuugi

    Suboshi is one of the celestial warriors of Seiryuu. Unlike the other warriors, he worships Yui the most to the point that he would hate everyone she hates. He would also punish anyone who would hurt her and do everything she wanted to. He also abused his power to seek revenge for her.