Anime has a way of introducing characters in a very peculiar and special way; this might include all kinds of warrior class roles like a swordsman, knight, and so on. An assassin is someone who intentionally kills, especially as a professional for an organization, public or political figure. In other words, an assassin can be said to be any ruthless killer but we won’t be centered on that today.
We’ll be looking at an assassin as someone who kills and carries out missions for an organization or any private or public figure. Assassins aren’t just people who kill, they are professionals, and the word ‘mistake’ is not in their dictionary; they carry out their mission no matter what it is.
Without further ado, here they are (the top ten);
- Koro Sensei (in the past)
- Lugh tuatha dé
- Risotto Nero
- Killua Zoldyck
- Rob Lucci
LIST OF THE BEST ASSASSINS IN ANIME
10. Akatsuki (Log Horizon)
Just like the popular SAO, log horizon also has its own form of players. And in this one there is Akatsuki; a girl who is trapped in her male avatar’s body. She is indeed a true ninja, being able to strike a one-shot kill from behind and easily camouflage herself. Being a skilled assassin, she can take down entire groups of an enemy army before they even know what’s going on.
9. Rob Lucci (One Piece)
Rob Lucci is a current member of the CP0 and was the former strongest member of the CP9’s assassin unit. At first, he appeared so casual as a carpenter. The disguise was so good that he got the whole people of the island fighting on his behalf. Not only that but when it comes to power he is not to be played with. After all his fight against Luffy is undoubtedly one of the best fights in the anime. He ate the Neko Neko no mi, model: leopard. It is a zoan devil fruit that allows him to turn into a leopard, not only does this devil fruit’s ability increases his physical abilities but it does the same thing to his lust for blood.
8. Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
Akame is a girl, a powerful girl with straightforward goals; – overthrow the empire – kill her sister – kill Esdeath – protect the innocent. She is a girl who was originally sold to the empire to be an assassin but ended up fighting against the empire she uses a demon sword that poisons anyone it cuts even if it is a slight cut and it not only works for her opponent it’s also fatal if it touches her. Her intense assassin training gives her immense speed reflexes and fighting capabilities, she gives off no killing intent making it difficult for the enemy to sense her presence.
7. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
Killua is a boy that comes from a long line of assassins, it makes much more sense to write about his father or grandfather but I don’t know the details about them so I’ll just stick with killua. He is a hunter and the best friend of Gon Freccs, his hellish training at home has given him intense bloodlust and an affinity for electricity due to the frequent torture he underwent at home. He is fast, possesses a quick and flexible mind, and can easily seal your heart…literally.
6. Risotto Nero (Golden Wind)
Risotto is an assassin and the leader of the ‘la Squadra esecuzioni’ from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5. He is careful calm and shockingly smart, well…aren’t all Jojo characters? Risotto has an ability that allows him to manipulate iron through magnetism, he can even kill a person by manipulating the iron in their bloodstream making them either vomit blades or die from lack of iron.
5. Seven (Scissor Seven)
Seven is a former hired assassin who lost his memories and became a hairstylist. He is an absent-minded person who can be a bit of a pushover. However, the only reason he became a hired assassin was so that he could earn a lot of money but his abilities should not be taken lightly. Before he lost his memories he was the number one in the league of assassins. His powers include; telekinesis, shape-shifting, hand-to-hand combat, and excellent swordsmanship.
4. Reborn (Hitman Reborn!)
Not what you’ll be expecting right? But no matter how he looks or irrespective of his kill count he is as deadly as anything. He is the strongest archobaleno and one of the best hitman serving under the vongola family. However, in his case, he just proves that an assassin doesn’t necessarily have to be dressed in a ninja suit, he is a hitman he someone who kills for the mafia; not only has he shown us his excellence in using guns but he also demonstrated his strength when he beat up all of the 7 guardians of the ring, without them able to do so much as make a single hit.
3. Alucard (Hellsing)
Ever heard of Van Helsing? This guy is a walking catastrophe who has been sought dead by both churches, organizations, the military, and even his own kind (vampires). He is eternally bound to the service of the Hellsing organization and its head (Integra). Alucard will eliminate anyone he is ordered to without so much as a second thought. He can regrow his limbs or any part of his body for that matter, summon demon dogs, and is especially good with a set of pistols so heavy that they can’t even be carried by a normal human.
2. Lugh Tuatha De (The World’s Finest Assassin)
And here we have an assassin that was given the title of ‘the greatest assassin in the world’ not just by the organization but by the goddess herself. Lugh was a man who was about to retire from being an assassin but was betrayed by the same organization to which he dedicated his life. After his death, he met the goddess and made a deal with her that he would kill the hero of the world they were about to send into. He was sent to a house with a long line of assassins and has excelled in everything thus far. He is indeed preparing to kill the hero as swiftly as an assassin would.
1. KORO-SENSEI (Assassination Classroom)
Here’s another anime character that was labeled the best assassin in the world, koro sensei was an assassin that dedicated the remaining of his life to teaching a class that was previously taught by the woman he fell in love with. Not only was he the best assassin but he also trained some of the best assassins out there. His most outstanding feature was his speed, he was exceptionally fast able to run at approximately Mach 20, he could teach all his students different subjects simultaneously.
List Of Other Mentionable Anime Assassins
Male Assasin Characters
- Hei (Darker Than Black)
- Karma and Nagisa (Assassination Classroom)
- Zoldyck Family (Hunter x Hunter)
- Rolo Lamperouge (Code Geass)
- Hans Humpty (Brave of the Six Flowers)
- Cutthroat (Akudama Drive)
- Rabo (Noragami)
- Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
- Tao Pai Pai (Dragon Ball)
- Obito, Itachi and others (Naruto)
- Rurouni Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)
- Death Gun (Sword Art Online)
- Suzuya (Tokyo Ghoul)
- Zwei (Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom)
Female Assassin Characters
- Soifon (Bleach)
- Tsukuyo and Sarutobi (Gintama)
- Rider (Fate Series)
- Elsa (Re;zero)
- Lei Qiang (Kingdom)
- Vermouth (Case Closed)
- Suzuno (The Devil Is A Part-timer)
These were some of the greatest, most popular anime assassins of all time! We know there are a lot more anime characters out there that will fit in this list, but these are the most famous ones. Regardless, if we’ve missed your favorite character and you want to tell the world about them, feel free to comment the character’s name down below!!