A yandere in anime is a character which is obsessively in love with someone or something and is not going to shy away from violence if any obstacle comes between them and their object of love. In feature films, you can identify them as obsessive lovers, or stalkers. In the world of anime too, they are pretty common. These male characters are somehow able to generate sympathy for themselves and that’s why over the years they have built a huge fan following for themselves. One reason could be that many (creepy) men probably identify themselves with these male yandere characters. With all that said now, here’s the list of top yandere anime ever made. You can watch several of these best yandere anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix or Hulu.
10. Tyki Mikk – D. Gray-man (2016)
Tyki Mikk is one of the male characters from the anime series ‘D.Gray-Man‘. Those who are familiar with the anime series or the manga must have heard about the Noah Family. Tyki is the third disciple of the family and the Noah name he has is Joyd. Throughout the series, he acts as one of the antagonists. He is quite handsome and has dark hair. There’s a mole under his eye. In his Noah form, Tyki takes on a very different form, where his skin becomes umber and his head features a horned helmet and his chest is covered by armor. In this form, his appearance is that of a dark knight. His white or human side likes to have fun and is sort of goofy but his dark side is heinous. His lust for blood and sadism comes out in his dark form. This side also brings out his psychopathic tendencies and is mostly due to his inner Noah. But it seems that having a light and dark side is quite fun for him. Tyki says it makes life interesting for him.
9. Rolo Lamperouge – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006 – 2007)
People who have only seen the first season of the anime, ‘Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch’ might not be so familiar with Rolo Lamperogue as his character has been introduced in the second season only. He has brown hair and violet eyes and can be mostly seen in his academy uniform. The following details about the character might be a spoiler for you guys, so read at your own discretion. Rolo appears in the second season of the anime as a brother to Lelouch. He seems to possess a kind and innocent heart and deeply cares about Lelouch. We later learn that this is not the truth. He is actually an assassin trying to pass off as Lelouch’s brother and when his gig is off, he shows his cold and violent side. But what got him a spot on this list is his obsession with Lelouch and for whom he can even kill a person and then proudly claim it. Even after knowing that Lelouch is not his real brother, he starts treating him like that and as mentioned above, he would go to any lengths for him.
8. Balder Hringhorni – Kamigami no Asobi (2014)
Balder Hringhorni is one of the main characters of the anime, ‘Kamigami no Asobi’. He is the Norse God of Light but can very well become the God of Destruction. He is quite handsome and has long hair and is mostly seen in his school uniform which consists of a shirt, a tie and a blazer with golden embroidery. Balder also wears grey-colored pants and white boots. His appearance makes him look like a female character (at least to me). Though in his human form his hair is golden, his hair turns white when he takes on the God form while his eyes turn golden. In this form, he loses all sorts of control over himself. Though at first we find him sweet and nice, we get a glimpse of his dark yandere side when he falls in love with Yui who does not love him back. He just goes insane for her and when he finds out that she might like someone else, he decides to make sure that if he cannot have her, no one should. Yup, full-on Yandere!