When it comes to storytelling, the heroes or the protagonists are often the ones who take the spotlight. Why not? They fight for what is right and banish what is evil. However, great heroes will never be impressive if they don’t have great villains. It’s one of the big factors that create them and help them develop more as characters. Sometimes, though, there are villains who are more intriguing and complex than others. And it especially doesn’t help when these bad guys are oozing with charisma and sexiness. Viewers cannot stop loving them even though they should not.
To slim down the selections, Honey’s Anime decided not to include villains who changed their ways and turned into good characters. The list will only showcase characters who are all the way evil and bad! We will also not include anti-heroes such as Light Yagami (Death Note), Alucard (Hellsing), Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass) and the like into this list. If you would like to see them, go ahead and read Honey’s recent article about Top 10 anti-heroes characters. It already has the updated version of it for our lovely readers to see.
With that noted, we would also like to warn you that possible SPOILERS may constantly appear in this article. Now, without further ado, here is the list of top 10 sexiest male anime villains that really proved that evil is indeed sexy!
10. Judar from Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct. 2012-Mar. 2013
Judar is one of the 4 Magi of the current era and serves as the oracle of the Kou Empire and Al-Thamen. Despite his lavish looks and chiseled body, he doesn’t do much labor work and mostly relies on his magic. Though he is not that strong physically, his knowledge and expertise in magic compensate for it. There is no denying that the color black suits him. The hints of gold and red add to his sinister look. The concept of his clothes is simple, but it definitely highlights his well-toned abs, shoulders, and arms. Adding to that, his long tied hair boosts his charm a notch.
He is not called the “Black Sun” for no reason. Magi are expected to guide and build the world, choose a proper king that will lead and create an empire; they symbolize good things to come. However, that is not the case for Judar. Because of his unfortunate upbringing, he has become cruel, childish and egotistic. He wants nothing but to create more wars and chaos around him. Judar doesn’t care for other innocent people’s lives nor his sad past, what he wants is to make his corrupted king ruler of all, and spread the darkness that has filled him.
9. Amatori, Biba from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr. 2016-Jul. 2016
Biba is the eldest son of the Shogun and is the head of the Hunters. He is called the Liberator by many and regularly kills Kabane to save the people. But in reality, he is the one who controls these Kabane. No one really knows the story behind his motives, but he plans to take down his father, who has disowned him, and rise to power by using the Kabane. Biba is cold-blooded and strongly believes in loyalty. He also believes that useless people must be disposed of and the strong ones deserve to live.
Overall, he is a good strategist and a wonderful leader. Biba is a perceptive guy who is very good at fighting on his own. Though the downside of all of this is that he is a master manipulator. He manipulates people around him, notably Mumei, to do his bidding. Biba is certainly attractive looking. He wears his very own warrior outfit which makes him look more slick and sensual. His pink long hair is and his dazzling eyes are his most notable feature that viewers will surely fall for.
8. Mishakuji, Yukari from K: Return of Kings
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Oct. 2015-Dec. 2015
We first got a glimpse of Yukari in the movie K: Missing Kings before we got to fully know him in K: Return of Kings. He is a student of the former colorless king, Ichigen Miwa along with Kuro Yatogami. Since he finds his master’s life of solitude boring, he decided to go against his master and went out to pursue true beauty. During this time, Yukari has become a J-ranked clansman in the green clan to help its king, Hisui Nagare, fulfill his dream.
Yukari likes all things that are beautiful and of course, things that make him beautiful as well. While he is already good looking with that nice, slightly messed up hair and enchanting brown eyes, he likes using quality products that enhance his charm even more. He dons leather clothes that swiftly move along with each attack he makes. Even though he is narcissistic and has that playful attitude, make no mistake, Yukari is a deadly opponent. Yukari shows no mercy towards his opponents and prefers to kill them on the spot. His tactic is to confuse his opponents by taunting or teasing them before going for the kill.
7. Mikk, Tyki from D. Gray-man
- Episodes: 103
- Aired: Oct. 2006-Sept. 2008
Tyki is first introduced to us as a messy guy who has a light complexion and wears big silly glasses. But all of this is just a farce as Tyki really is the third disciple of the Noah family that represents pleasure. He has a “light” side and a “dark side” to his personality. His “light” side mostly shows when he is in human form; this is due to him refusing to throw his human side away, despite him having his inner Noah. As a human, Tyki properly blends well with mortals and has a more “happy-go-lucky” attitude with everyone.
However, his “dark” side shows up when he is in his Noah form. Tyki becomes ruthless, barbaric, and sadistic; but with it, he becomes more refined and very calm, unlike his human side. Since he represents “pleasure”, he enjoys playing around with his victims and slowly torturing them with his abilities before finally killing them. As a Noah, he has a darker complexion and appears more polished and dignified. What makes him even sexier is that beauty mark below his left eye and his long hair, which is worn in a ponytail. It adds to his more seductive and sophisticated look.
6. Gilgamesh from the Fate Series
- Episodes: ___
- Aired: ___
Gilgamesh, or Archer, is a half-god and a half-human being who once ruled the ancient city of Uruk. He is called the Kings of Heroes and was the richest king during his prime. He is exceedingly powerful and if he gets serious in a fight without being all mighty and arrogant, he will surely win 100% + overkill. Gilgamesh also possesses a lot of noble phantasms. He has the divine Babylon Gate at his disposal and even has the most dangerous weapon in the series, which is Ea.
Gilgamesh is mostly called the “Golden Archer” or simply “Goldie” by others. He is bathed in the color of gold most of the time, after all. While Gilgamesh has indeed extraordinary skills when it comes to fighting battles, he surely doesn’t disappoint in the appearance department, as he too is remarkable in that. Even if he is wearing his golden armor or just plain casual clothes, he is without a doubt a sexy, glamorous character to behold. Everything would have been perfect for Gilgamesh if he wasn’t so selfish and egotistical.
5. Makishima, Shougo from Psycho Pass
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: Oct. 2012-Mar. 2013
According to Kogami, Makishima has seen bad times during his early years, but despite that, his hue and Psycho-pass remained clear. Makishima has felt that he is nothing in Sibyl’s eyes as no matter what he does, his Psycho-Pass remains clear. Once Makishima had realized that he is different and didn’t like how the people acted as “sheep” because of Sibyl, he decided to get rid of the new system so humans can once again learn the instinct to protect themselves.
Despite his skinny stature, he is exceptional when it comes to fighting; withstanding a one-on-one fight with Kogami, who is more muscular than him. What viewers are drawn to are his appeal and his evil dark side. His ideals and visions make so much sense that viewers are enthralled and keep watching the show. Although he is so good looking, has the smile of an angel and shows a lot of emotions, he is heartless, cold, a master manipulator, a serial killer, and a psychopath.
4. Hilmis “Silver Mask” from Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr. 2015-Sept. 2015
Hilmis is the son of the former King of Pars, King Osroes. When his father was still the king, there was a heavy tension between his father and his uncle, Andragoras III, because of the beautiful lady Tahamine. This eventually leads to the assassination of King Osroes and apparently Hilmis’ supposed death. He was saved, however, and was in hiding after that incident. Years have passed since the tragic episode, and Hilmis is back once again in Pars to reclaim his throne. He guides the Lusitanians to victory and slowly gains support by revealing to other Parsians who he really is.
Hilmis is very ambitious and wants nothing but to take back what is rightfully his. He has a short fuse and often lashes at people who have displeased him. He does have a gentle side, as shown when he rescued Princess Irina of Maryam. Hilmis wears very simple clothing, but with the help of his black cloak and silver mask, he makes it looks so sexy. Even without the mask, Hilmis is a very handsome man. Though he does have a burn scar on the upper right side of his face, this only adds to his appeal and overall dangerous look. The earrings also help, especially those hanging strands of hair that slightly cover his silver mask.
3. Griffith from Berserk
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct. 1997-Apr. 1998
Like Makishima Shougo from our previous list, Griffith also has a smile of an angel and looks like one too. But don’t be deceived as Griffith is one of the worst of the baddies. Griffith looks very feminine, but nonetheless, he does show a good degree of muscles. If there is one word to describe Griffith, he is utterly beautiful. It was proven time and time again that he is lusted after by both men and women. Though, we believe that it is his charisma what truly pulls the viewers towards him. Whether he is Griffith or transformed as Femto, he holds that exotic elegance that none can resist. If that is not sexy then we wonder what is...
Griffith is the honorable founder and leader of the mercenary army Band of Hawks. Since he grew up with almost nothing, he decided that one day he will rule his own kingdom. Griffith is a natural born leader, he would do anything for his comrade’s sake as long as they are well and good. He is idolized and trusted by many, he is compassionate and quite a joker at times. All in all, he is an excellent man until he starts to spiral down the drain. His change became more apparent when Guts decided to leave the group. Griffith became greedier and wanted more power to achieve his dreams, to the point that he sacrificed his whole army, betrayed Guts, and raped Casca who is pregnant at that time.
2. Brando, Dio from JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct. 2012-Apr. 2013
Same as our previous selection, Dio is another selfish character who came from nowhere and is hungry for more power. Dio came from a dysfunctional family where his father was an alcoholic and his mother was constantly being abused by his father. He later killed his father and was adopted by the Joestars. Even when the Joestars showed him kindness, Dio had plans to kill his foster father and make his step-brother Jonathan crazy in order to have the fortune all for himself. Unfortunately, Jonathan is stronger than he looks, thus the reason why Dio’s plans didn’t come to fruition.
Still, that didn’t stop Dio. He threw away his humanity and eventually became a vampire who gained a lot of powerful abilities. He has no qualms about killing anyone and wants nothing but to see the suffering of his victims. Dio also goes to extreme lengths to get what he wants, whether he uses manipulation, seduction, or force, he will eventually get it. Dio’s appearance has steadily changed through the whole course of the storyline. But one thing is for certain, he wears sexy and stylish clothes that match well with his amazing physique. It helps emphasize his good parts. Dio also carries himself confidently which is a plus! He walks like a model, poses like a superstar, and acts like an evil badass villain!
1. Morow, Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter (2011)
- Episodes: 148
- Aired: Oct. 2011-Spet. 2014
Did you guess right? Yes, the enigmatic jester that is Hisoka, landed on the number one spot! Hisoka is an incredibly hard character to decipher. He is not entirely evil, nor is he entirely good. His decisions are mostly based on how much fun he can get out of the situation. For him, the weak are nothing and not really worth his time. But when he does see someone who has great potential to become a strong opponent, he watches them from a distance; observing how his main interest develops, and once they do get strong enough, he kills them. Hisoka is devious, a good liar, self-centered, unpredictable, and finds pleasure in fighting and killing good opponents.
Like Dio, Hisoka also changes his clothes in every arc of the series, but still retains his jester-like appearance. He does look creepy and funny in a way, but nonetheless, the way he shows himself to others is captivating, particularly his alluring eyes and how he smiles enchantingly. The true icing on the cake, however, is when his hair is down and all traces of his clothes and face paint are all gone. One will see how good looking Hisoka truly is when he lets his hair down. And did we mention those hard detailed muscles?! It’s hard to look away when we realize that something so good is hidden beneath his clothes. Surely, almost all will agree that Hisoka is indeed hot and the sexiest!
As the saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. They are indeed hot, handsome, charismatic, and sexy, but even they are, they are still without a doubt evil and bad. They are so complex and obscure that our curiosity to know what is going inside their heads oddly attracts us, and that's what truly makes them sexy.
Since we can only list 10 sexy male villains, we will present you with special mentions that Honey’s Anime considered putting on this list. They are Aizen Sousuke from Bleach, Orihara Izaya from Durarara!!, Bathory Ferid from Owari no Seraph, Takatsugi Shinsuke from Gintama, Tsubaki from Servamp, Nanahara Fumito from Blood-C, Uro from Karneval, Nightroad Cain from Trinity Blood, and the Monster himself, Liebert Johan from Monster.
Did we somehow manage to include your favorite villains in this list? Do you know any more sexy villains that should have been on this list? Just put all of your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!
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