There aren’t many things that bring us together in the anime community as great as when we all hate an anime character. During these times, we combine our hatred and yell to the heavens how much we loathe a character and then go on to write ten-page-long forum posts on why that character should be despised. Okay, joking aside, we do often find ourselves hating some characters from our favorite anime and winter 2021 brought with it some new characters to truly despise! Here are 5 of the worst anime characters from this season.
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5. Paul Greyrat from Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
At first glance, Paul Greyrat seems like the ultimate dad. Not only does Paul have a sense of humor and understand his perverted son’s—Rudeus—mind he also seems like a strong warrior that kicks butt with a sword in hand. Unfortunately, Paul isn’t the greatest dad—as we learn throughout the series—and he is a cheater. Paul is despicable and while we know his actions later in the light novel are valiant—he does some heroic things—he still is a man who we lost respect for quite early in Jobless Reincarnation.
4. You Uei from Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
You Uei, from his introduction in Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, was a character we knew we would hate. This former young police officer was cruel as an officer and hasn’t changed much despite being encased in stone for 5000+ years. This wannabe tough officer hurt Chrome after his capture and that is a big no in our books. Hurting one of the best science guys from Dr. Stone is unforgivable and thus why You earns a place on our list!
3. Ainosuke Shindo from SK∞ (SK8 The Infinity)
We get the world of skateboarding can be tough and ruthless but Ainosuke Shindo—a.k.a. Adam—from SK8 The Infinity is a truly heartless skater. Not only does he dress like a villain but he also acts like one, hurting others while skating and coming across as overly arrogant and cruel. When he becomes Adam—his skating name—he is even worse than his businessman persona and that is truly shocking. Adam even hurt Reki during a battle and laughed it off as if it was expected! Ainosuke is a lowlife and he reminds us that rules need to exist in every sport for the reasons of sportsmanship!
2. Akio Tademaru from Kemono Jihen
Uncle to Shiki, Akio Tademaru hands down has to be one of the most vile characters we’ve seen in Kemono Jihen. Despite his initial appearance of being kind and loveable, Akio is a truly cruel soul who isn’t afraid to exploit his poor nephew for his powers. Akio experiments on poor Shiki and his mother Kumi hoping to reach his goals. Akio is the definition of scum and to say he’s one of the worst parental figures in anime might not be enough for him.
1. Gabi Braun from Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season (Attack on Titan Final Season)
Attack on Titan has produced some truly dislikable characters but the final season has truly unleashed upon us the worst of the worst. Despite being only a child, Gabi Braun—related to Reiner—is without a doubt the most despised character from the winter 2021 anime lineup. Not only does Gabi kill one of our favorite female characters—we won’t spoil who here—but she tends to be a more annoying version of younger Eren Jaeger. We don’t condone hating kids but this is anime and of all the kids we’ve ever seen in anime, Gabi might be one of the few we hate the most.
Every anime season has at least a few characters we were destined to hate. This winter 2021 anime season had a nice amount but did we miss any characters that deserved our hate? Comment below to let us know who we missed and why they should have been included! For even more anime articles like this one be sure to keep stuck to our non-hated hive here at Honey’s Anime!