Some anime characters go through a lot to eventually defeat their enemies and stay happy forever. But the ones in this article can’t relate. Overall best in suffering, all of them.

Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)

Anime fans probably watched Tokyo Ghoul and decided never to go on a date. My bro thought he found love, went on a date and almost got eaten by the babe, who was a ghoul. After almost dying, all his organs were replaced by ghoul organs. Then he had to watch the illusion of his happy home crumble and his friends get tortured. Your hair would turn white too, if you had to go through all he did.

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Natsuki Subaru (Re: Zero)

Imagine being transported to a universe that resets every time you reincarnate. Sounds fun, except Subaru always died in the most ridiculously painful ways. He’s been ripped apart by carnivorous bunnies, melted alive; he’s died more than 15 times in the span of hours, and he can’t tell anyone. My guy stays wishing for actual death that never comes. 

Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

When I first met this character, I wondered why he never smiled, and then, we saw his backstory, and it made sense. Levi lost his mum young, was groomed as a child vigilante and lost many of his friends. Let’s not add that he lives in a flesh-eating Titan-riddled world. 

Ash Lynx (Banana Fish)

You know those characters that just go through too much for no reason? That’s Ash. He was abused as a child, involved in the mafia, had to watch his brother get shipped to war then learn he had a mindless death over some stupid drug. As if all those weren’t enough, he also had to witness his friend’s kidnap multiple times, lost his best friend and was imprisoned in a human experimentation hospital. Someone give this guy a hug, abeg. 

Shiro (Deadman Wonderland)

Shiro isn’t even a good guy, but she still didn’t have to suffer like that. Imagine thinking you’ve found the perfect family to adopt you, then they start experimenting on you. Anime governments need to be beaten because, what? The constant injections made her body weak, and eventually, her mental state crumbled. All this babe wanted was love, and she got the opposite of it. 

Akira Fudo (Devilman Crybaby)

Imagine your best friend was satan. Instead of enjoying his wickedness alone, mans forces you to turn into a demon and makes sure everyone you love gets killed for some weird utopia he wants for the both of you. Anytime you catch your breath, he’s like, “I raise you even more pain”. 

Special mention: Guts (Beresk)

Imagine being born from a corpse, your best friend betraying you and being in immense pain and suffering until the day you die. No reincarnation for a better life, just back-to-back shege. On top of all that suffering, mans still went to hell. A1 in suffering for real.

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