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Within the anime community we always talk about our waifus and husbandos.
You know, those ideal anime characters that we so desperately want to come to life.
However, some anime characters are best left in the 2D space. Because they’d probably get you killed in real life.
And if you’re looking for a collection of these anime nutjobs then you’ve found the right corner of the Internet.
15. Katsuki Bakugou
Anime: My Hero Academia
Now don’t get me wrong, I actually really like this character.
However, I like him as an anime character – and would 100% avoid him at all costs if he transitioned into the real world.
My dude has the anger issues of a chihuahua on steroids, and tends to release it onto everyone around him.
God forbid you get a better grade than this dude, as he’ll immediately try to blow you up.
And that’s not even touching the immense abuse he dealt out towards Deku when they were younger.
I’m fully convinced that if My Hero Academia had a mature rating, this dude would have already dropped some bodies. And I’d rather not hang out with a dude who’s so angry he needs to be chained up.
14. Laurent Thierry
Anime: The Great Pretender
Trust is a very important aspect of every relationship. And this dude has none of it.
Catching Laurent’s eye is probably one of the biggest curses that can befall you, as he’ll manipulate you for years to have his fun.
Sure, you might come out with some cash and some interesting stories.
But the fact remains that you have little-to-no say in the matter.
You can move to a new city, make new friends, fall in love, live a good life, and then learn that everyone is a paid actor and that you’re actually the getaway driver for a bank robbery.
Laurent has some serious boundary issues.
And I do not want to stick around long enough to get a criminal record.
13. Eris Boreas Greyrat
Anime: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
I didn’t want to include too many tsundere friend abusers on here, but I just could not help myself in mentioning Eris.
The phrase “self-absorbed brat” doesn’t even come close to defining this character – I have literally seen Gods with a smaller ego.
She’ll beat the living hell out of you just for breathing in a weird way. And you’ll have to take weeks, months, or years of verbal and physical abuse before she starts showcasing even the smallest bits of decency.
Small spoiler warning here:
I kind of understood why her servant wanted to kick her teeth in. God knows I would be rather tempted myself.
12. Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti
Anime: Re: Zero
After learning about his past, I really felt bad for this dude.
That being said, I would run away from him like the devil running from a cross.
If being in a sect and looking like a corpse weren’t bad enough on their own, you also have to deal with him gauging his face and eating his fingers whenever he gets upset.
And that’s not even mentioning the high likelihood that he’ll kill someone at some point.
This also would not be a subtle killing, like maybe poison or a knife. No, it’d be a mauling where he rips limbs off.
The therapist bills are just not worth his empathetic and tragic backstory. In fact, he might even need some therapy himself.
11. Hisoka Morow
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Being close with this guy is the equivalent of accepting the dolphin life and sleeping with one eye open.
You can never tell what he’s after, or whether you’re on his kill list!
And god forbid you have a younger brother or something who’s even remotely impressive, as Hisoka will try to groom them.
On top of all that, he’s a clown for goodness sake.
And there’s nothing that’ll scare the general public more than a jacked clown with a thirst for blood and young boys.
I believe that most characters in the Hunter x Hunter universe are unhinged, especially Gon.
But Hisoka just takes the cake when it comes to insanity.
10. Johan Liebert
Johan is an odd one, as he seems anything but unstable.
In fact, he always looks like he has the whole world figured out and could likely be the most charismatic person you’d ever meet.
But that’s just the Ted Bundy within him.
There’s just too much malice surrounding this guy. And if you spend even five minutes with him, your life might just be doomed forever.
Maybe he’ll make your nephew jump of the roof, or let loose a psychopath onto the streets, you can never know.
And if you ever do catch on and confront him about it, he’ll just gaze at you with those dead eyes and make you question every decision that has led you up to this encounter.
He makes for great documentary material – but the worst acquaintance.
9. Sasuke Uchiha
Yes, I said it. I would rather listen to Naruto’s “believe it” campaign from dusk to dawn that hang out with the emo psychopath.
And that’s saying something when you take into account that Naruto literally has a demon fox inside of him.
This is all because Sasuke is absolutely unhinged, and will likely try to kill you at one point or another.
He stabbed his own teammates to get a victory, and had the nerve to challenge Naruto to a fight after they had just fought side by side to end a war.
He’s also just a huge buzzkill, but I guess that isn’t as important as his murderous tendencies.
Anime: Elfen Lied
I totally get how someone in Lucy’s position would end up the way she has.
But I sure as hell am not going to stick around them.
Empathy ends when you get into the mass-homicide territory.
Even if she does get amnesia and chills out a bit, it’s just too much of a risk to take.
Once someone strolls around a lab naked, leaving nothing but dismembered bodies behind them, my willingness to be around them drops to zero.
Especially when you can’t even see your own death coming. It’s like one moment we’re just chilling out, having some ice cream, and in the next moment my head is rolling on the floor.
No thank you.
Anime: 91 Days
Sure, mobsters seem extremely cool on TV. They’re always so tough and yet somehow elegant, controlling entire cities from the shadows and getting into badass gunfights.
But you do not want to be around a mobster in real life.
Especially if they’re like Fango.
The dude straight-up pulled an Eric Cartman and made his underlings eat their previous boss.
I doubt even real mobsters would want to be associated with a dude that’s this messed up in the head.
He’s just too unpredictable to be kept around; left swipe.
Anime: One Punch Man
Is Tatsumaki waifu material?
Yes, but only if you don’t think about it all that much.
Sure, physically she might fulfill all of your fantasies. And her prideful attitude could be a major selling point.
But do not forget how easily she can kill you.
She’s the second ranked hero in the entire One Punch Man universe, after all.
And if she gets remotely close to a bottle of alcohol, your days are numbered.
Her last crazy night had her stabbing a dude repeatedly with a sword.
Sure, the dude was immortal. But I have serious reservations as to whether drunk Tatsumaki was actually aware of that fact.
5. Ryou Asuka
Anime: Devilman: Crybaby
Let’s just put into context how this dude was introduced.
Imagine you haven’t seen a childhood friend in a few years. They show up one day, shoot up a dock, get you onto a motorcycle, drive you to a party where a massacre orgy takes place, and gets you to turn into a devil.
He’s the dude your parents warned you about your entire life.
Let’s also not forget that he wanted to kill a wounded cat as a child, which although merciful, is extremely troubling for a child.
Oh, and let’s say he trash talked you on national TV.
He’s literally the worst kind of person to be around – and he only had a moment of decency after he brought the entire world to ruin.
4. Malty Melromarc
Anime: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Take every “crazy ex-girlfriend” story you’ve heard in your life, mash them together, add some privilege seasoning and you get this character.
She’s the type of person that would have you imprisoned because you looked at her funny that one time in kindergarten.
She’s an absolute snake that’ll cozy up to you and make you drop your guard, just so she can ruin your life to fulfill some stupid vendetta she holds.
Or alternatively, she’ll just string you along and make you do all the dirty work.
Either way, it’s advisable to avoid her at any cost.
3. Midari Ikishima
If you’ve ever hung out with a gambling addict, you know that it’s a turbulent ride.
They could be living large one day, and selling their grandmother on the dark web the next.
And even though that example was extreme, it still pales in comparison with Midari.
Everyone in Kakegurui seems to get a sick kick out of the whole ordeal, and are thus all eligible for this list…
But Midari just takes the cake.
Once you get to the point of pulling out a gun and playing Russian roulette with yourself, you are way too far gone to associate with.
2. Anna Nishikinomiya
Alright, we need to have a real talk here.
Lots of dudes think that having a girl lust over them 24/7 is the dream.
However, no sane person would put up with Anna’s shenanigans.
She just breaches every form of consent imaginable.
Sleeping in your room? Guess she’ll break in.
Enjoying your snack? You don’t want to know what she put inside of it.
Going to church? Satan is ready to take some notes once Anna walks in.
The only form of attention that’s even worse than this psychopathic love chase, is our number one pick.
1. Yuno Gasai
Anime: Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
If you’ve ever seen a yandere character, you knew this one was coming.
Every yandere character is a strong competitor for this list. But being that Yuno was the one who largely popularized the trope, she gets to be the cover girl.
The worst thing that can happen to you is to catch the eye of a yandere.
Anna might stalk you and slip you a sleeping pill, but Yuno will kill your mother because you answered her phone call.
It’s the ultimate predatory behavior where you’ll eventually end up all alone, forced to make do with the very same person who took everything from you.
Plus she’ll peep through your mail slot and give your paralysis demon nightmares.