Many anime have used and succeeded with the “psycho girlfriend” trope. Fans are drawn to them because of the craziness involved with a psycho girlfriend. These kind of characters are called as “Yandere" en japonais.
Oftentimes, it has been noticed that they have even drawn attention from the main character. That is, of course, no easy task, so let’s look at some of the most popular anime with psychotic girlfriend characters.
List Of The Best Anime Series With Psycho Yandere GF Characters
- Elfen Lied
- Future Diary
- Bonne vie de sucre
- Love Tyrant
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
- School Days
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Danganronpa: The Animation
- Deadman Wonderland
- Akame ga tuer
- Higurashi When They Cry
Bakemonogatari (Senjogahara Hitaki)
A character whose surname literally translates to “field of battle” is bound to be a psycho girlfriend. We really need to give it a lot of thought as to how Aragagi managed to put up with her. Of course, Aragagi also played a role in what happened, making Hitaki an even more important character.
Senjogahara used to live a very low-key life due to an unknown illness, and she also appeared fairly weak. She slowly came to terms with her life on account of Aragagi’s help and started getting more involved with her school activities.
Elfen a menti (Lucy)
If you want to search for a character with a screw loose in their head, then look no further than Elfen Lied. The story revolves around Lucy and her supernatural powers. From generating invisible arms with the help of télékinésie to spreading viruses among human males, she can do it all. Of course, those seeking her powers subjected her to inhumane government experiments.
She was lucky enough to escape that facility and come across two college students who were kind enough to take her to their home. Everyone should probably hide when Lucy loses her cool, because she can cause a lot of damage.
Future Diary (Yuno Gasai)
Future Diary is built around the concept of battle royale, and there is no doubt that you will find a psycho anime girlfriend in this story. It also happens to be the lead female character, who has a menacing side to her. I guess when you grow up in an abusive household like hers, it comes as no surprise.
Yuno Gasai is the queen of all Yandere anime characters. The best part about her is her resourcefulness. Although her diary isn’t as strong as others’, her ability to use anything as a weapon compensates for it. The battle royale in this anime needed someone with a psychotic head to win it, and Yuno Gasai definitely possessed one.
You can just tell that a female character is psychotic when she is both the villain and a Yandere. Anna studied at Tokioka Academy and served as the student council President. One glance at her and everything will seem fine from the outside. But her psychotic obsession with Okuma means everyone else gets into trouble.
She will go to any length to seduce Okuma and bring him under her spell. If any girl ever comes close to Okuma, she better be aware, because this psycho anime girlfriend can possibly take her life. When she is going into one of her crazy cycles, it’s probably better to keep any sharp things away from her.
Durarara (Haruna Niekawa, Mika Harima)
Haruna is the perfect example of a psychotic yandere girlfriend. She got so involved with her love interest that it drove her to attack him. It is actually quite ironic that a girl whose name means “spring” is capable of such violent acts. You can just see in her eyes that she is ready to do anything for Takashi, and no one can stop her.
From the same anime, we also have Mika Hirama, who is no less than Haruna. There is a mystery aspect involved with her, and people say that she almost got killed by Seiji while she was stalking him. She even went as far as barging into his house just because she was into him.
Happy Sugar Life (Satou)
Nothing screams psychotic anime girlfriend more than an overly innocent-looking girl, who hides a darker personality on the inside. Satou Matsuzaka is a high school student who looks extremely cute from the outside but is very twisted on the inside. Shio Kobe is the girl who first gave Satou butterflies in her stomach, and from that day onward, her life changed.
This kind looking girl will do anything to maintain her relationship with Shio and will even go as far as murder. Over the course of the story, we have seen her get into violent fits of rage and commit some extremely gruesome acts. She is also a master manipulator, which further helps her to maintain the facade of her happy sugar life.
Love Tyrant (Akane Hiyama)
The anime title is a dead giveaway that there will be a psycho girlfriend in the story. Akane Hiyama is the star of this show, whose Yandere nature is too hard to handle for others. Seiji, who was, of course, in love with Akane, had no idea about this fact.
On the other hand, Akane could flip at any moment and stab anyone to death if they threatened her chemistry with Seiji. Be sure not to give her any sharp items like knives or hair clip blades, or else you can say goodbye to your life.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Yukako)
We have a list of anime with psycho yandere girlfriends, and we leave out JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? That’s not possible. Yukako Yamagishi fulfills that role for us as we take a look at this peculiar character. She is absolutely smitten with Koichi Hirose and immediately makes her intentions clear when she tries to kidnap him.
Thankfully, she was thwarted in her efforts, which led her to try a more conventional approach. Combined with her obsession with Koichi, she also has anger issues that tend to overcomplicate things. While Koichi seems like a passive guy, Yukako is the polar opposite of him.
School Days (Kotonoha Katsura)
Kotonoha Katsura from “School Days” had a rough childhood. She was so extremely beautiful that others couldn’t tolerate it. She was the subject of constant bullying and never knew the affection of friends. As a result, when she met Makoto, she became completely dependent on him. Classic Yandere GF scenario.
For the first time, she had someone to call her own. This also leads to the rise of a twisted personality within her. Any threat that Makoto will leave her will trigger her violent nature, and she can even resort to meurtre. Of course, it can’t be justified by her childhood, but we do tend to feel sorry for her.
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Hotogi Shirayuki)
You’d think Tokyo Buei Academy’s Student Council President and SSR department member wouldn’t be a psycho anime girlfriend. But that is where you will be mistaken. From the outside, she will seem like a very shy girl who likes to keep to herself. But her constant devotion to Kinji makes life hell for other girls.
Aria, of course, came to know it firsthand as Hotogi unleashed her violent rage on her. The fact that she can control flames does suit her personality in that respect. All we know is that no one would even dare make Buei Academy’s Student Council President angry.
Danganronpa: The Animation (Toko Fukawa)
Just like most of the other psycho anime girlfriends on this list, Touko Fukawa has an innocent and shy nature. But, of course, we all know by now not to judge a book by its cover. As the ultimate writing prodigy, Touko has insane writing skills.
Maybe the universe decided to balance out her talents by not giving her any social skills. This is why, when she develops a crush on Byakuya, it quickly turns into an unhealthy obsession. She begins to imagine weird sexual fantasies with him, and we get to see the crooked side of her.
Shiki (Megumi Shimizu)
Megumi Shimizu is the first Shiki in this series to have feelings for Natsuno Yuuki. She kind of had a narcissistic personality, which often put people off. The only thing she cared about were her own intentions.
It didn’t matter to her if other people suffered because of her actions. The only time she acted like a well-mannered girl was around Natsuno. When Megumi rose again as a Shiki, her dark, malicious nature multiplied in itself and gave rise to a psycho anime girlfriend.
Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki Takami)
Deadman Wonderland was a place full of crazy, impulsive prisoners. Naturally, it comes as no surprise that we have found a psycho anime girlfriend here. The star character, Minatsuki Takami, has a very twisted and cruel personality.
She used to manipulate her brother to beat up her father, and her manipulation tactics continued even in Deadman Wonderland.
She had taken an odd liking to Ganta, but she came across as a very shy girl in front of him. Pretty much what all anime yandere characters do.
Of course, this was also another trick in her bag that she uses to get her way.
Akame ga Kill (Esdeath)
Esdeath is one of the more popular characters on this list. She was the main antagonist of Akame ga Kill, who was completely smitten with Tatsumi. Esdeath was a superior villain who could freeze anything in her path and destroy everything she touched.
From the moment she saw Tatsumi, something clicked inside her, and she decided to keep him with her. She was so cruel in her nature that she didn’t care about anyone else and loved to see her enemies in pain.
Higurashi When They Cry (Shion Sonozaki)
A mental breakdown is something we can easily associate with Shion Sonozaki. We all remember the bloody devastation that followed, leaving many people scarred for life.
Despite the appearance of an innocent female character, Shion is an insane manipulator. She will cook up any lie if it benefits her and won’t care for the consequences. The way she creates rumors against her enemies is an absolutely genius feat, and it’s something that can be done only by her.
That’s it for this post. These are all the top 15 anime series with a psychotic yandere girlfriend character.