I am a big fan of horror in any context. Horror movies, books, anime and anything else. I have seen a list of the scary movie serial killers ranked by kill count and it made me curious about which anime characters had the highest kill count!
Light Yagami (Death Note) Kill count: 124,925
As the title of the anime states, there are many deaths in “Death Note”. In an alternate ending to the series, Light himself claims to have killed 124,925 people. While he is very arrogant, he is also very factual so I believe this to be true. While not as catastrophic as some on this list, it is certainly a feat considering these deaths were all carried out by Light and not a city or world ending event.
Zen-Oh (Dragon Ball) Kill count: unable to count
While many dragon ball characters could make this list, Zen-Oh takes the cake for kill count in the dragon ball verse. This character has destroyed numerous universes and planets just for fun…
Madara Uchiha (Naruto) Kill count: 10,000-15,000
If you have seen Naruto you will know that Madara strikes fear into all of the toughest shinobis and for good reason. He will do anything to get what he wants and does not see value in anyone’s lives. Even before the great ninja war, madara was always fighting and killing and that is why he earned his place as the top killer in Naruto.
Lucy (Elfen Lied) Kill count: roughly 10,000 but easily more
Elfen Lied possibly has one of the most deaths shown in an anime. A sweet looking girl on the outside turns into a complete murderer with the switch of a light and no way to stop herself. She killed an entire building full of trained agents with guns in less than 5 minutes.
Alucard (Hellsing) Kill count: 3 million
Being alive for 600 years gives Alucard plenty of time to bump up his kill count and he wasted no time at all! He has an overwhelming 3 millions kills under his belt including both humans and vampires.
Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill) Kill count: over 400,000
In an anime where death is abundant, Esdeath comes out on top. Her cruel ways led her to bury 400,00 people to death and with certainly more kills than we see as viewers.
Ryo (Devilman Crybaby) Kill count: all of humanity
Knowing Ryo’s true identity as Satan it is not surprising he is one of the top killers in all of anime literally erasing humanity. The series does not hold back in showing graphic details of how this destruction occurred. Even before destroying humanity Ryo had already racked up thousands of kills pulling out guns at any time and having no regrets or empathy until the end…
Satoko Hojo (Higurashi) Kill count: Thousands
Higurashi is a series all about death and repeated deaths so each characters could compete for this list. Although it is unknown how many times Satoko has ended someones life, she travelled trough thousands and thousands of time loops and needed to kill at least Rika and then herself in all of them.
We have reached the end of the list! I know there are many more characters with high kill counts so let me know your favorites! Thanks for reading, subscribe for more content 🙂