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The idea of demons’ existence is covered in various religions across different centuries. Many people believe human beings are not the only Homo sapiens species to exist on this Earth, there are some others too. Though you might have never seen one in a real-life, you have the pleasure of watching different demons in the anime world. Not every demon is an evil force, in the list below, you’ll notice how nice people are forced to convert into demons due to inevitable circumstances. While some others are naturally born with this demonic talent.
20. Mao from Maoyu Mao Yusha (Demon King and Hero)
Mao is the female protagonist of the series. She is the 43rd supreme ruler of the Demon Realm and known by the title, ‘Demon Queen’. She is more than a hundred years old but looks no older than a teenager. Her aim is to achieve the best results for both sides of the war. She effortlessly convinces Yusha, the male protagonist, after explaining to him her objectives. She arrives at the Human Realm as a noblewoman named Crimson Scholar. She shares her knowledge of economics and farming, which she gained from the Outer Library. Outer Library is a hidden dimension and contains immeasurable knowledge from different times and alternative universes.
19. Rin Okumura From Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
Rin is the protagonist and also the son of Satan. He is born from a human woman and has inherited his father’s powers. After Satan kills his guardian, he decides to become an exorcist to take revenge upon Satan. Being childish, he is not scared of throwing himself into danger to save his friends and achieve his goal. He can manifest Satan’s powers with the help of a demon-slaying sword called Kurikata. When Kurikara broke, Rin’s demonic heart takes control of him. He gains a different kind of consciousness and becomes a megalomaniac.
18. Etna From Makai Senki Disgaea (Disgaea)
Etna is a manipulative demon and always starving to gain more power. Her stature doesn’t make her look dangerous, but she is quite devious when motivated through anger. She is two-faced and insincerely humorous.
Sirzechs Lucifer from Highschool DxD. She was in service to King Krichevskoy, but after his death, she currently serves Laharl as a promise made to the king. She doesn’t respect him as her superior and wants to overthrow him to gain the title of Overlord.
17. Demon King Piccolo from Dragon Ball
Piccolo is the main antagonist of the series. He is an extremely cold, manipulative, heartless, and power-hungry tyrant. His enjoyment lies in watching his subordinates attacking his opponents and harming them. He is responsible for the death of many main characters of the series. He is known to produce explosive wave attacks. The only thing he cares about is his children. He is also a careful planner and doesn’t stop until he’s sure of the enemy’s defeat. He believes there are many problems with the human race, the worst one is they don’t know how to respect the superior species.
16. Hiei From YuYu Hakusho: Ghost Files
Hiei is often referred to as the “Master of the Evil Eye”. He doesn’t like being close to anyone and always stays aloof and elusive. His antisocial views make him think of humans as inferiors. He mocks their emotions and how much importance they lay on life and friendship. He is an unbiased fighter and shows the same degree of brutality on each of his enemies irrespective fo who they are. He does have an honor code, though, that restrains him from killing those who are weaker than himself. His biggest weakness is belittling his opponents, which also led to his defeat. He is an amazing swordsman but lacks strategic skills. He always tries to destroy his enemies with fast speed and brutal force.
15. Aldra From Queen's Blade: Gyokuza wo Tsugu Mono (Queen's Blade: Inheritor of the Throne)
Aldra is a cursed half-demon. She is the child of Pope and the granddaughter of the Devil King of the Netherworld. She is always focussed on goals. She is cold and emotionless and loves to see her opponents defeated mercilessly. It is revealed that her personality is not her own but of a demon named Delmore, with whom she made a pact several years ago. She is a skilled fighter and an excellent leader. With her demonic powers, she has the ability to summon one-eyed bat-like creatures. At the age of 12, she is also the youngest Queen ever made in the entire history of the continent.
14. Akuto Sai from Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (Demon King Daimao)
Akuto is the protagonist of the series. He is an orphan and has an aim to become a high priest for the benefit of society. However, on his arrival, the school’s oracular spirit named Yatagarasu predicts that he is going to be a Demon King in the future. He is a kind person and doesn’t like to be referred to as a demon. He does have a violent side but that’s only for good reasons. When his personality changes, he can unravel destructive magical powers. He has the ability to crush bones and deeply injure his opponents.
13. Natsu Dragneel From Fairy Tail
Natsu is the mage of Fairy Tail Guild. He is also one of the five Dragon Slayers. He is an ancient mage sent to the future to assist in the defeat of Acnologia. He consistently brawls with other members of the Fairy Tail and is reckless by nature. On the positive side, he is an extremely loyal and protective friend. His fights always cause widespread destruction. His regular fights help him gain strategic skills and can easily point out weaknesses in the opponent’s techniques. He is a wielder of fire magic and can release a large amount of fire from his mouth.
12. Ai Enma From Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)
Ai Enma is the main protagonist but sometimes act as anti-heroine of the series. She rarely displays any emotion and talks only when necessary. The reason for her cold personality is the loss of her emotions when she transformed into the Hell Girl. She sometimes appears villainous, but in reality, she is a victim of the real villains like Master of Hell. She turned into a Hell Girl when she was sentenced to a sacrificial death as part of the village’s tradition. She breaks out of her grave and takes revenge on the entire village by burning it down. Her eyes were deep brown originally but later changes into blood red.
11. Raizen from Yu Yu Hakusho
Raizen is part of a powerful demon called Mazoku. When humans and demons were living together, he was said to be the most powerful of all the demon kings. He used to feed on humans for sustenance, but after falling in love with a human, he vowed to never eat human flesh again. Due to this, his body started to eat itself till death. Despite being a brutal demon, he has a very caring and loving side. He is a man of his word and has high self-esteem. He also fathered a child with the woman he loved and even after her death, Raizen never ate humans again.
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10. Cerberus From Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Cerberus is a lion-like demon. In Greco-Roman mythology, he is shown as a monster who guards the gates of the Underworld, the land of Hades, and the dead. His father is Typhon, the giant of wind and his mother is Echidna, the mother of monsters. In the Animation series, he serves as Yamato’s primary demon.
9. Rias Gremory From High School DxD
Rias is the main protagonist of the anime. She is the successor of the Gremory clan after her brother adapted the title of Lucifer. She is a first-year student at the Kuoh Academy and also the school’s number one beauty. She is an optimist and very kind to her servants. She has exceptional demonic powers. It is noted that even without any training, she has the potential to become the highest class demon. She also the power of destruction, a unique form of high-ranking demonic power.
8. Nura Rikuo from Nurarihyon no Mago
Rikuo is the main protagonist of the series. He is 75% human and 25% supernatural creature. He is a class celebrity and favored by all. Because of Yokai (supernatural creature) blood, he has two forms: day form when he is a human and night form when he is a complete Yokai. His day form looks weak and childish but is rather very clever. He knows how to make things work for him. His night form is powerful, confident, and scary. He makes merciless convictions when he meets someone with contradictory beliefs. Due to his hybrid bloodline, Rikuo’s lifespan is much higher than normal human beings, even his father lived for more than 400 years.
7. Inuyasha From InuYasha
Inuyasha literally means Dog Demon. He is the titular character of the series. He is a son of a demon father and a human mother, and thus, he himself is a half-demon. He is always in conflict with his two halves, which made him feel intense loneliness. After the release of his fifty years seal which was imposed by the priestess Kikyo, he begins to find ways to become a full demon. But after meeting Kagome and other humans, he starts to embrace his human half and his desire for demonic power starts to wave off. The best quality of Inuyasha is his ability to never give up until he achieves what he wants.
6. Sadao Maou From Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
Sadao Maou is the main character of the series. Initially, he was a demon king who tried to overtake Ente Isla (chain of islands in another world). But, he was brutally defeated by Emilia Justina and her comrades. As a result, he lost almost all of his powers and was forced to retreat to Earth. He becomes a diligent and proactive employee and is now determined to improve himself in his new life. Forced to interact with people he earlier considered weak, he starts to understand mankind better and has developed a cheerful personality since then. He becomes popular among all and has no desire to cause trouble anymore. On the other hand, Satan is still thriving for power and influence.
5. Sebastian Michaelis From Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
Sebastian Michaelis is a demon butler dedicated to the service of Ciel Phantomhive of the Phantomhive house. In his original demonic form, he wears high-heeled stiletto boots, has slit pupils, sharp claws, dark wings, and elongated sharp teeth. His position as a butler is flawless. He obediently follows every order and accomplishes each task in the shortest time possible. He is a sadistic demon and has no worries about cheating or seducing others to gain his objective. Being a demon, he never feels tired or sleeps and he is always working to keep Ciel’s mansion at its best. He is in contract with Ciel, which states when Ciel has taken revenge on his parents’ death, he will claim his soul to Sebastian.
4. Ryuk From Death Note
Ryuk is a Shinigami, who is bored of his realm and for entertainment, drops the Death Note into the human world. The Death Note is found by a school student named Light Yagami who uses it to kill the criminals, which greatly satisfies Ryuk’s desire. He has no worries about how Light makes use of the Death Note and often, hides valuable information from him. He is addicted to eating apples, just the way humans are addicted to drinking and smoking. He is also very fond of video games and always asking Light for more relevant information. He doesn’t get attached to any human as he claims, if a Shinigami starts to feel emotions for humans, then they will instantly die.
3. Dante From Devil May Cry
Dante is the son of the legendary demon Sparda. Unknown of his demonic heritage, he works as a paranormal mercenary and private investigator. He is also a devil hunter and on a mission to eliminate all the evil demons. He has a flippant personality and a devil-may-care attitude. Dante has superhuman capabilities. His natural bodily strength can easily overthrow street thugs and even demons. He is extremely fast and seemingly capable of teleporting.
2. Meliodas from Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Meliodas is the captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, the strongest and cruelest order of the Holy Knights. He is the eldest son of the Demon King. Though he looks like a child, he is more than 3,000 years old. He is extremely frank and fearless. He has a bawdy personality and frequently, likes to tell indecent jokes. Despite his ruthless title of the Sin of Wrath, he always maintains a calm composure. He tends to show intense aggression when someone tries to take away his sword. Previously, when Meliodas was the head of the Ten Commandments, he was widely known for his dark and terrifying personality. Everyone hailed him as the most powerful demon ever existed.
1. Beelzebub III from Beelzebub
Beelzebub III, aka Great Demon Lord, is the lord of the entire demon world. The demon lord has a farcical and forgetful personality. However, he is an extremely vicious and warmongering king of Beelebyute. His desire is to completely destroy the human world because, according to him, they breed like roaches. He is an expert artist and but doesn’t feel quite confident in his skills. He is the most powerful character in the whole series and can generate as well as manipulate electricity. He also has the power to create artificial demons.
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Ale on October 26, 2020:
Aren't the shinigamis gods of death who collect souls? And not demonsAren't the shinigamis gods of death who collect souls? And not demons?