Top 10 Most Suffered Anime Characters of All Time

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Anime is full of twist and amazing plots that piqued the interest of a lot of fans. Anime could makes us cry,happy, thrill, amaze and anything that plays in our minds, yet some moments are truly unexpected.

Characters, or anime characters that drives the story often holds a tragic past in their lives that could happen most of the time in real life, making the fans relate to its character. Throwbacks in anime aren’t new to us. Despite of that, the past that resides within one character regardless of being fictional are tragic one that made them suffered the most that affects their role in the story. Because of that…

Here are the Top 10 Most Suffered Characters in Anime

10. Tanjiro Kamado

Most suffered anime characters Kamado Tanjiro

Anime: Demon Slayer

Tanjiro Kamado is the protagonist of the popular series Kimetsu no Yaiba or mostly known as Demon Slayer in english translation. As one of the rising anime series, Demon Slayer truly has a brutal story.

The world of Demon Slayer revolves around the world full of inhumane demons lurking behind the shadows and appears only in the middle of the night. Knowing the brutality of demons, Tanjiro’s family was slaughtered and devoured by a certain demon in the 1st episode of the series. What made him suffered the most was the only survivor of his family, Nezuko, her little sister turned into a demon.

Most suffered anime characters Kamado Tanjiro

Because you of that, Tanjiro joined the Demon Slayers Corps that responsible for eradicating the existence of demons along with her sister that he often carried on his back. As time goes by, Tanjiro’s journey as a Demon Slayer makes him suffer more for seeing countless of deaths on his way, especially after his very first encounter to Rengoku Kyojuro that was killed by powerful demon.

9. Kakashi Hatake

Most suffered anime characters Kakashi Hatake

Anime: Naruto

Kakashi is one of the supporting characters in Naruto series and could be considered as one of the strongest ninja. Kakashi became the 6th Hokage of Konoha after the bloody war against two of the most powerful shinobi in Naruto, Madara and Obito.

Obito was the teammate of Kakashi, yet was considered as dead for a long period of time. After the long years of not meeting each other, Obito and Kakashi met, but as a real enemy that tried to kill each other. Kakashi was a prodigy ninja despite of his age, making him holds a huge responsibilities on his back. Kakashi lost every one surrounds him. Jiraiya, his friend and favorite author, Rin, the girl which was closest to him, yet was killed his by his own hands and especially, his master that was killed by the Kyubi.

Most suffered anime characters Kakashi Hatake

What makes it more suffering was his father was a very skilled ninja, yet wasn’t died because of war or fighting, but because of suicide that resulted of his death.

8. Eri-chan

Most suffered anime characters Eri chan

Anime: My Hero Academia

Eri is one of the supporting characters in the series ‘My Hero Academia’ that was that abused by a certain person since her birth because of her profitable and useful power, which is Rewind.

Ever since Eri was handed down to Overhaul, the person who used her quirk for evil deeds, Eri lives already a miserable life that broke her mentality. Eri was like a bird that was imprison to a cruel cage despite of her very young age. Using her power, especially her blood, Eri could do a lot of things such as healing, deleting someone’s quirk, and altering one’s body or quirk, just like how she made Midoriya used the full power of One For All, which was the reason why Overhaul used her blood to sell for money.

Most suffered anime characters Eri chan

Eri wasn’t just physically abused by a lot of people by conducting countless of experimentation to her, but also it destroyed her mental health. Luckily, she’s slowly regaining her all the things she had lost with the help of everyone in U.A , especially Midoriya and Mirio.

7. Denji

Most suffered anime characters Denji

Anime: Chainsaw Man

Denji is the protagonist of the series Chainsaw Man that surely love by a lot of fans by its bloody and cruel world full of inhumane devils. Just like any other protagonist, Denji has no family, and what makes it worst is his father was killed by his very own hands.

As a main character of the series, Denji lives a miserable life at the very young age, especially after his father died and transferred all of their dept to all by himself. Because of that, Denji accepted any forms of work even if it will cost his life. Having a powerful devil resides inside him makes his live more miserable after countless of people all over the world are after his heart.

Most suffered anime characters Denji

Denji just wants to have a normal life and especially to have a romantic relationship, yet all of the girls he met tried to kill him. Denji saw how her friends died in front of his eyes, the person she likes was killed by his own hands just like his father, and all the people all around the world are hunting him.

6. Maki Zenin

Most suffered anime characters Maki Zenin

Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen

Maki Zenin is one of the supporting characters in Jujutsu Kaisen, that was awarded as ‘Anime of the Year 2021’ by none other than Crunchyroll. Throughout the whole series, Maki Zenin could be considered as one of the special characters, knowing how powerful she is despite of having a low amount of cursed.

As one of the most powerful clan, Maki was already discriminated and underestimated for having a weak power that brought dishonor to the whole clan. Despite of that, Maki continued to train not just to become stronger, but also to be the Clan Leader of her own clan. Despite of all of that, Maki endured all of them, yet everything changed when Mai, her twin sister died.

Most suffered anime characters Maki Zenin

Her father attempted to kill both of them. Because of that, Maki had no choice but to kill her own father with her own hands, Mai died in front of her own eyes, she was discriminated by her own clan since she was a little that pushed her to eradicate to existence of Zenin Clan. After the cursed of being a twin broke because of Mai’s death, Maki achieved the full extent of her power that she used to destroy her own clan.

5. Natsuki Subaru

Most suffered anime characters Natsuki Subaru

Anime: Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World

Natsuki Subaru is the protagonist of the wonderful, yet depressing series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World that considered one of the best isekai anime series. The story isn’t just full of drama but also fulfilled of brutality.

Compare to other characters who was given a threatening powers, Subaru possessed the ability to go back in time every time he died, either by getting killed by someone or by committing a suicide. His ability are both blessing and a cursed at the same time, knowing that you can see how people you love die and kill countless of times in front of your eyes.

Most suffered anime characters Natsuki Subaru

Using his power that was given to him, Subaru always tried to changed the future that awaits them and saved every people he needs to save. Subaru was killed countless of times and saw how people killed countless of times in front of his eyes. Subaru wasn’t physically damage, yet his emotional and mental health was devasted for all the bloody encountered he had faced. What makes it more unbearable was he can’t tell anyone his power, or less he will die without resurrecting just unlike he always do.

4. Itachi Uchiha

Most suffered anime characters Itachi Uchiha

Anime: Naruto

One of the most unforgettable characters in anime, Itachi Uchiha is one of the supporting characters in Naruto that surely love by a lot of fans. Knowing how popular Itachi, needlessly to say that even people who haven’t watch Naruto yet know him.

He is the brother of Uchiha Sasuke and known as the person responsible for killing his entire clan. Uchiha Clan considered as one of the strongest bloodline in the series, yet for some circumstances, they became a huge threat to the whole village. Despite of being young, Itachi already shown a intellect and incredible abilities that made him enlightened by the reality of being a ninja at a young age.

Most suffered anime characters Itachi Uchiha

Because of his love to the village and especially to his little brother, Itachi chose his own village over his own clan that was preparing a coup d’etat, which surely countless of innocent people will die for the sake of nothing. Itachi had to kill his entire clan in order to keep peace for his brother and lives his whole life serving his own village behind the scenes despite of him being known as a murderer. What hurts the most was he was killed by the hands of the person he love the most, Sasuke.

3. Eren Yeager

Most suffered anime characters Eren Yeager

Anime: Attack on Titan

Eren Yeager is one of the protagonist of the new anticipating best anime of all time for its amazing and astounding story that love by a lot of fans despite of being bloody and cruel.

Deaths aren’t new when it comes to anime, yet Attack on Titan really hits different compare to other anime. Eren lives a normal life back then, but everything changed when the walls that protect them from inhumane titans was destroyed. Eren was enlightened by reality at a young age, making him to move forward even if he abandon anyone around him.

Eren carried the future of humanity ever since he was a little after his father handed down the power of ‘Attack Titan’ to him. His mother was brutally killed by a titan, what worst was the titan that ate her mother was the ex-wife of his father. Also, he was the one who ate his father without him knowing, he was betrayed by someone he considered as his friends, a lot of his peers were killed because of him, he had no choice but eradicate 80% of population, and what truly makes him suffer the most was his heartbreaking death with the hands of the person he loves the most, Mikasa Ackerman. The reason why Eren chose to do all of the things he had done wasn’t just because he wants to save his friends, or families but for Mikasa to have a freedom and live peaceful life even without him.

Most suffered anime characters Eren Yeager

2. Meliodas

Most suffered anime characters Meliodas

Anime: Seven Deadly Sins

Meliodas is the protagonist of the series ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and known for being the Dragon, Sin of Wrath. Despite of being a Sin of Wrath, Meliodas is a calm and a kind person regardless of him being a demon.

Because of forbidden love, Meliodas along with Elizabeth was punished by Supreme Deity and the Demon King, knowing that an angel and a demon isn’t allowed to live each other. Because of that, they were banish from their own homeland.

Getting exiled wasn’t the end of their punishment, knowing that the law they violated was one of the unforgivable crimes. Meliodas was granted immortality, but instead of it being a blessing, it was an unpleasant cursed. On the other hand, Elizabeth will continue to live like a normal person, but will forever be reborn. What makes it worst was every time Elizabeth remember her past, especially Meliodas, Elizabeth will die within 3 days that cannot be change.

Most suffered anime characters Meliodas

Meliodas saw how Elizabeth died hundreds of times for a thousands of years of living and can’t do anything about it, knowing that once she die, she will reborn again from different place and different body.

1. Levi Ackerman

Most suffered anime characters Levi Ackerman

Anime: Attack on Titan

Levi Ackerman is considered as the humanity’s strongest soldier that feared by everyone, even to those who possess titan powers. What makes Levi truly strong wasn’t just because of his fighting capabilities, but mainly because of his strong mentality.

Being the one considered as the strongest, Levi holds a huge responsibilities, especially the future of humanity. Levi was undeniably strong, but not anyone surrounds him was capable as him, which what makes more harder for Levi.

Levi was born from the poorest place among the all poor in the series, making it harder to live. Because of that, Levi once became a criminal before he joined the military. Kuchel Ackerman, his mother died when he was still a kid, and he was abandoned by the man who adapted him, leaving him no choice but to live all by himself.

Most suffered anime characters Levi Ackerman

Throughout his journey in Survey Corps, the one responsible for direct titan combats, Levi saw countless of killings and couldn’t save those people who was close to him. His first two person he considered as his friends were killed, his own squad was murdered by a titan, Hange Zoe died in front of his eyes, and especially, the person he respect the most also died.

Despite of all of that, Levi didn’t stop to continue moving forward even if it cost his lives, knowing that almost everyone surrounds him died and can’t do anything about it. Because of all of that, there’s no doubt why Levi was the one considered as the Humanity’s Strongest Soldier.

Most suffered anime characters Levi Ackerman


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