Top 10 Gruesome Anime Villain Deaths

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly-Mckean
Even if they were scumbags, that's a nasty way to go. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Gruesome Anime Villain Deaths.

For this list, we'll be looking at the bad guys in anime who expired in particularly horrendous ways. The more morbid, the better!
Top 10 Gruesome Anime Villain Deaths

Even if they were scumbags, that’s a nasty way to go. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Gruesome Anime Villain Deaths.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the bad guys in anime who expired in particularly horrendous ways. The more morbid, the better!

#10: Kazumitsu Tendo

“Black Bullet” (2014)

Revenge is a dish best served bloody. After it’s revealed that the one who caused a string of recent disasters surrounding the Gastrea was none other than her own brother, Kisara decides to put an end to his political career in typical Tendo clan fashion. Her condition may prevent her from fighting for long periods of time, but she only needed a second to unleash a sword swing that was so precise that it managed to slice her bro’s head open with rather explosive results. The icing on the cake obviously being the delayed reaction. Wonder what was running through this guy’s head before he realized it was about to split open?

#9: Iok Kujan

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” (2015-17)

There may have been other members of Gjallarhorn who were more deserving of receiving a crushing death, but there’s no denying watching this melodramatic and somewhat pathetic noble get his comeuppance was wholly gratifying. Turns out his own paper-thin attempt to avenge his troops ended up landing him right at death’s door, when a wounded Akihiro decided to get his own revenge for all those Tekkadan had lost. The fact he got to crush the dude inside his own Mobile Suit until he was nothing more than a stain was especially satisfying.

#8: Gu-sung Choe

“Psycho-Pass” (2012-13)

He may have been Makishima’s right hand man, but it appears that wasn’t enough to entitle this guy to an epic death like his boss. Instead, he once again served as a reminder of just how devastating the power of the Dominator can be. His ideals regarding the destruction of the Sibyl System may have been absolute, and he was certainly no slouch on the draw, but none of that did him much good when his head ended up exploding in a visceral display of gore. It pays to be an Enforcer.

#7: Junko Enoshima

“Danganronpa: The Animation” (2013)

Guess it only makes sense that someone who spent so much time setting up elaborate killing games would save the craziest execution for herself. After being exposed and having her precious despair fail in the face of her victims’ combined hope, Junko decides now would be a great time to jump on the crazy train and end her own life via the ultimate execution. Battered by baseballs, burned at the stake, launched into space and ultimately crushed. It may be more style than substance, but no one can deny Junko’s end was one nobody is liable to forget.

#6: Clementine

“Overlord” (2015-18)

A mercenary with a nasty habit of collecting the medals of her slain victims, often in the most brutal ways imaginable, it was only a matter of time before this femme fatale messed with the wrong adventurer. As it happened, she fell straight into the grasp of Ainz Ooal Gown. As payback for her slaughtering his temporary companions, Bone Daddy decides the most suitable way for her to leap off the mortal coil would be to be get slowly crushed to death via a rather beasty embrace. Might sound like Albedo’s wet dream but it turns out to be beyond Clementine’s most painful nightmares.

#5: Zorin Blitz

“Hellsing Ultimate” (2006-12)

By no means the traditional way of killing off a vampire, but we can’t deny its effectiveness. Following the death of her romantic interest at the hands of the mind-bending Nazi, Seras finally fulfils her dark destiny and consumes blood, transforming into a complete vampire in the process. Now strong enough to lay the smackdown on the Millennium officer, the young Draculina ushered in her new un-life by dragging Zorin’s face across a wall at such speed its shredded it into bloody chunks. Alucard would be proud.

#4: Teru Mikami

“Death Note” (2006-07)

A fierce devotee of Kira, Mikami proved to be Light’s most useful tool during his conquest, having him use the Death Note to take care of any obstacles or pawns no longer useful to the New God’s cause. He may have been a loyal subordinate, but that worldview was shattered when he found out his saviour was nothing more that a mortal man with delusions of grandeur. Needless to say, he did not take it well, choosing to stab himself instead. Live by the pen, die by the pen.

#3: Ghiaccio

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind” (2018-19)

Forever volatile and well-skilled in ice skating, this frosty member of the Hitman team might have ended up suffering the most painful end out of the lot of them. While his White Album looked to have put both Giorno and Mista in a deep freeze, he found himself in the dire position of getting a face full of Gold Experience’s fancy footwork, which served to jam his head onto a spike until his armour has been totally flooded with blood. Ironic that it took dying to get this Stand User to finally chill out.

#2: Pitou

“Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)

Royal Guard, Chimera Ant, Kiter Killer. This was one bad kitty. Thankfully its nothing a little Nen-powered fist to the cranium can’t solve. Fuelled by rage after discovering that there’s no way for his friend to be brought back, Gon goes full on alpha, his body transforming into that of an adult, with enough strength to even outdo a demon like Pitou. While a single punch is enough to incapacitate him, Gon made doubly sure to waste all of the cat’s nine lives, dropping enough Janjaken until the ant’s head was reduced to a blue mulch.

#1: Biscas T. Balmus

“The Rising of the Shied Hero” (2019)

While not garnering as much hate as a certain lying princess, the leader of the Three Heroes Church was still a scumbag with an ego larger than his congregation. Armed with a false Holy Weapon, the Pope’s divine magic nearly spelled doom for the Cardinal Heroes. He may have been convinced his faith was strong enough to best the so called Devil of the Shield, but that that was proven to be just another part of his hubris when Naofumi unloaded a Blood Sacrifice on him. It’s going to take more than a prayer to come back from that.