A sadist is a person who derives pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain or humiliation on others – in other words, the people who created Sword Art Online are sadists.
Yet that is not quite the subject of today’s piece.
Throughout the short time I have been watching anime, I realized that in many anime there are sadistic characters that almost everyone likes. Is it because of how well made and thought out the anime character was? or is it because anime viewers are secretly sadistic and find enjoyment in the suffering of others? Wait a minute, am I a sadist..?
Before reading this list, I would like to thank the internet and Google, for helping me complete this list. As always this is fully objective and not just my opinion.
Without dragging this introduction any longer, here are 5 anime characters who enjoy inflicting pain on others:
05.) Shuu Tsukiyama – Tokyo Ghoul
Shuu is an infamous ghoul. At first sight, Shuu seems to be a gentleman, but that is far from the truth.
Shuu enjoys luring in people to partake in his “game” where they’re killed in the most gruesome way possible, not only his does he enjoy the murder of his prey, he also has an obsession with Kaneki’s (the main protagonist) flesh and blood.
04.) Grell Sutcliff – Black Butler
Grell is a Grim Reaper, he is outspoken and over the top, not only is he a sadist who enjoys bloody murders, he is also a homosexual who enjoys flirting with Sebastian.
I’m going to use the heels of my shoes to step on this cold, uncaring face of yours! I want you to lick my shoes clean!
Throughout the anime, It is shown that Grell is open with his sadistic nature and his homosexuality. In fact, Grell uses feminine pronouns and acts like a woman.
03.) Hisoka Morow – Hunter x Hunter
Hisoka is a one of the “villain” from Hunter x Hunter, although most of the time you do not see a conflict between him and the main characters, Gon, and Killua. He is a clever fighter with a rather odd power, that makes many of his opponents have a difficult time keeping up with him and predict his movements.
Throughout the anime, Hisoka is seen enjoying killing, slaughtering his prey is almost like a sport, a way to pass the time. While he does enjoy killing his opponents, at times he spares their lives to give them room to grow in power so he can enjoy killing them even more.
Although Hisoka is a sadist, he’s much much more than that too – as shown from “Top 10 Anime That Have Pedophiles In Them“, he is also a pedophile and a masochist.
02.) Minatsuki Takami – Deadman Wonderland
Minatsuki is the younger sister of Yoh Takami, at a young age, Minatsuki killed her father using her Deadman power.
Initially, Minatsuki appeared very shy, and a kind girl who cannot stand violence that hated the idea of using her powers.
While fighting Ganta another Deadman, Minatsuki showed her true nature as a sadistic maniac who feels sexual pleasure from the look of pain on her opponents’ faces.
Her power uses blood from her ears to create whips, and I’m pretty sure sadists preferred weapon is, in fact, a whip.
01.) Mio Isurugi – MM!
Mio is the president of the 2nd Volunteering Club that helps people with any problem they might have, she is also the senior of the main protagonist Taro Sado who has an extreme case of masochism.
After Taro went to the 2nd Volunteering Club to seek help, he soon figured out that President Mio is not as kind and gentle as he first assumed. Instead, she was very powerful and sadistic.
Mio’s plan to cure Taro of his masochism was to deal a huge amount of damage to him until he doesn’t enjoy it anymore, but ultimately it fails and you might even say it made his masochism worse. On the plus side, she does fall in love with him, and being a sadist is not so bad if you get to be with a girl like her.