When we watch too much of one type of anime, it becomes monotonous, and we crave a change in the genre of anime to spice up our viewing experience. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the number of characters presented by some anime, and all you want to do is follow the development of a single character with a single goal in mind,Revenge or vengeance.
If that’s the case, here’s a list of animes that will satisfy your desire to watch someone fulfil his or her desire for sweet revenge. For this list, we’ll be counting down anime with the central theme of’revenge’ as the anime’s overall theme. Here are our picks for the best Revenge Anime.
19. Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood
The Tokugawa Shogunate remains in power in 1931, the 64th year of the Meiji era. The government is guiding Japan toward an advanced Edo period by monopolising the newly discovered “Dragon Vein.” During this time, an elite force of executioners known as the “Nue” is tasked with defending the Shogunate from the “Kuchinawa,” a rebel institution.
Sawa Yukimura, the owner of Tsuyukasa Bookshop, runs the store’s day-to-day operations quietly. Behind the scenes, however, she is seeking vengeance on the man who slaughtered her tribe and family. Sawa, who has a special ability to transform due to her blue blood, joins Nue after being promised information about the target of her vengeance: Janome, the leader of the Kuchinawa.
18. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
Colin MacLeod, the immortal Scottish Highlander, travels with the wise-cracking ghost Amergan in search of Marcus Octavius, the immortal despot who murdered Colin’s lover on the Celtic plains centuries before. The once-great city of New York is now submerged under water, with only one dominant fortress towering over the sea, Marcus Octavius’ fortress. MacLeod is torn between saving New York’s survivors and tracking down his nemesis.
17. Redo of Healer
When Keyaru gained his abilities as a Hero who specialised in healing all injuries regardless of severity, it appeared that he would have a bright future. But instead, he was subjected to years of seemingly endless hellish torture and abuse. Keyaru’s healing abilities allowed him to secretly collect the memories and abilities of those he treated, gradually strengthening him to the point where he was stronger than anyone else. But it was far too late by the time he realised his full potential—he had already lost everything.
Keyaru, determined to get his life back on track, cast a powerful healing spell that rewound the entire world back to before he began to suffer his terrible fate. With the anguish of his past at his disposal, he vows to redo everything in order to fulfil a new purpose—to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.
16. Please Save My Earth
Alice Sakaguchi once imagined herself to be another person living on the moon. The dream is so strange and real that Alice can’t get it out of her head. She discovers that some of her classmates are having similar dreams. They soon realise that they have been seeing flashbacks to their previous lives as a team of scientists on the moon. Alice and her friends then decide to track down the remaining members and piece together what happened back then. Complications arise when they realise that everything that happened in their previous lives is still haunting and affecting their current lives.
15. Shigurui: Death Frenzy
Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament at the start of the Edo Era, when people are enjoying a period of peace. Previously, matches were fought with wooden swords. Real swords will be used this time.
This match will pit one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke against blind Irako Seigen. Both are students of Iwamoto Kogan, regarded as Japan’s greatest swordsman. Each of them is determined to establish himself as the heir to Iwamoto’s school. However, only one champion can exist.
So begins a tale of fates intertwined, conflict, and strange destinies.
14. Usuzumizakura: Garo
Raikou, Kintoki, and Seimei from the Crimson Moon series appear in the film. They are confronted by a Horror who has taken up residence in an ancient cherry blossom tree. The Horror is activated by the brothers Tokimaru and Akira in retaliation for their clan’s ancestor Duke Kan, Sugawara-no-Michizane of the Hajimi, who was accused of treason and exiled by Emperor Michinaga. Tokimaru and Akira plot to exact revenge on the current Emperor Michinaga, but Raikou, Kintoki, and Seimei band together with the help of Makai Knight Yasusuke to stop the Horror. Michinaga is later arrested for blatant disregard for the safety of the capital’s population.
13. Masamune-kun no Revenge
Masamune Makabe was rejected as a child by a rich, beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who gave him the nickname “Piggy” because he was overweight. Masamune, who was devastated, put in a lot of effort to work out in order to improve his appearance. Masamune, now a handsome but narcissistic high school student, is determined to exact vengeance: he will make Aki fall madly in love with him and then reject her the next time they meet.
Masamune is surprised to learn that he has transferred to Aki’s school. Masamune begins to form a relationship with the “Brutal Princess” after putting his plan into action, but despite his efforts, he fails miserably. Surprisingly, when Masamune finally gets around to carrying out his vengeance, he receives a mysterious letter addressed to him by his old nickname. Masamune’s plan is doomed before it even begins unless he discovers the sender’s identity!
12. Blood-C: The Last Dark
Saya Kisaragi, having escaped the many horrors of her village, vows to track down the monster responsible and make him pay with his life. As she tears through flesh and bone for her vendetta, she meets SIRRUT, a group of brilliant hackers who enlist Saya’s assistance in defeating a common foe—someone she knows all too well.
Unfortunately, the road she takes is paved with tragedy, as Saya is betrayed yet again by those she has come to trust. With her back to the wall, the fearless monster slayer must fight with all her strength and skill if she is to complete this final mission and exact vengeance.
Oosawa Maria is a Japanese photographer based in Shanghai, China. She and her colleague Mino scour the city for potentially newsworthy stories. When strange things happen at a local festival, Maria and Mino investigate right away.
Suddenly, the two are caught up in a fight between unknown masked men and a strange, white-haired woman. Just as Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, an old friend named Canaan appears and assists her in escaping. But a sinister plot involving a deadly virus soon emerges, and Canaan realises she must confront her past if she hopes to stop the perpetrator and save her friends.
10. Sirius the Jaeger
Vampires have infiltrated Tokyo in the year 1930, feasting on its unsuspecting citizens. As the number of victims grows, the city’s authorities decide to hire the Jaegers—a strange, diverse group of people tasked by the V Shipping Company with tracking down vampires all over the world. The Jaegers battle the vampires with the same ruthlessness as their adversaries, carrying musical instrument cases to disguise their identity.
Yuliy, the Jaeger’s most skilled warrior, is the only survivor of a vampire raid on his hometown. He works with his team to assist Tokyo’s law enforcement with the city’s vampire problem, utilising the strength granted by his werewolf blood. Under the guise of assisting the police, the Jaegers are actually fighting the vampires for control of the mystical Ark of Sirius. Yuliy and his friends must locate the artefact before the vampires can use it to achieve their destructive goals, as it has the power to change the fate of the world.
9. Afro Samurai
When Afro was a child, he witnessed his father being killed in a duel by a man only known as Justice. After murdering Afro’s father, Justice discarded his Number Two headband in favour of the Number One, claiming its godly powers as his own.
Years later, having obtained the Number Two headband, which allows him to challenge the Number One, Afro continues his hunt for vengeance on the man who murdered his father.
Only one thing stands in his way: everyone else in the world! Though only the Number Two can challenge the Number One, the Number Two can be challenged by anyone. As his enemies gather to vie for the title of Number Two, Afro must overcome a slew of foes and obstacles if he is to become Number One and claim vengeance once and for all.
8. Blade of the Immortal
Manji is a notorious swordsman in feudal Japan known as the “Hundred Man Killer” for killing one hundred innocent men. However, there is something far more terrifying than his ominous reputation: he is immortal. This is the work of Yaobikuni, an eight-hundred-year-old nun who implanted bloodworms capable of healing almost any wound in Manji’s body.
Manji decides to kill a thousand evil men in order to atone for his crimes. Yaobikuni agrees to this proposal, stating that if he is successful, she will remove his curse of immortality. Soon after making this promise, Manji meets Rin Asano, a 16-year-old girl who asks Manji for help in killing those who murdered her parents.
Manji, initially hesitant, refuses Rin’s desperate plea. However, due to Rin’s obvious lack of strength, Manji reconsiders and agrees to protect her for four years. With this agreement in place, the two set out on a perilous journey of bloodshed, vengeance, and redemption, each seeking to fulfil their own life’s purpose.
When a shapeshifting demon known as “youma” arrives in Raki’s village, she is accompanied by a lone woman with silver eyes and a sword on her back. She is a “Claymore,” a creature created to be half-human and half-youma with the sole purpose of eradicating these monsters. After Raki’s family is murdered, the Claymore saves his life, but he is then expelled from his home. With nowhere else to go, Raki discovers the Claymore, also known as Clare, and decides to accompany her on her adventures.
Clare’s organisation and her fellow warriors are revealed as the pair travels from town to town, defeating youma along the way. With each town cleansed and every demon vanquished, they get closer to the youma for which Clare has been seeking vengeance since she chose to become a Claymore.
6. 91 Days
Angelo Lagusa witnessed a tragedy as a child growing up in Lawless: his parents and younger brother were mercilessly slaughtered by the Vanetti mafia family. After losing everything he cares about, he abandons his name and hometown, adopting the new identity of Avilio Bruno.
Avilio finally gets his chance for vengeance seven years later, when he receives a mysterious letter prompting him to return to Lawless. Obliging, he soon meets the Vanetti don’s son, Nero, and attempts to befriend him using the skills he has quietly honed over the years.
91 Days is set during the Prohibition era and tells the storey of Avilio’s dark, bloodstained path to vengeance as he slowly kills each of the men involved in his family’s murder.
Logan learns that his true love, beloved sweetheart and girlfriend Mariko Yashida, who went missing a year ago, has been taken to Tokyo by her father Shingen Yashida, the head of the Japanese crime syndicate Kuzuryu and an A.I.M. supplier, to marry Hideki Kurohagi. Wolverine embarks on a quest to save Mariko and defeat Shingen and Hideki, encountering a number of foes along the way.
4. Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail
Roberta, the terrorist-turned-maid who first appeared in Black Lagoon’s first season, returns in this five-episode OVA series—and this time, all bets are off!During a political rally, Roberta’s benefactor, the patriarch of the Lovelace clan, is assassinated.
The assassin’s trail soon leads back to Roanapur, so she’s returned on a vengeance mission! However, the new patriarch, Garcia, and Roberta’s apprentice (and maid), Fabiola Iglesias, are close behind her. As the toll of Roberta’s bloody rampage rises, forces from within the corrupt island (including the Lagoon Company) and from abroad converge on what threatens to devolve into all-out war!
Dr. Kenzou Tenma, an elite neurosurgeon who recently married the daughter of his hospital’s director, is well on his way to the top of the hospital’s hierarchy. That is, until one night when a seemingly insignificant event alters Dr. Tenma’s life forever. While preparing to operate on a patient, he receives a call from the hospital director instructing him to switch patients and instead perform life-saving brain surgery on a famous performer. His colleagues, fiancée, and the hospital director applaud his achievement; however, as a result of the switch, a poor immigrant worker dies, causing Dr. Tenma to have a moral crisis.
When a similar situation arises, Dr. Tenma stands firm and chooses to operate on the young boy Johan Liebert rather than the town’s mayor. Unfortunately, Dr. Tenma’s decision has serious consequences, including the loss of his social standing. Dr. Tenma’s position is restored as a result of the mysterious deaths of the director and two other doctors. He is released because there is no evidence to convict him, and he goes on to become the hospital director.
Dr. Tenma’s past comes back to haunt him nine years later when he saves the life of a criminal—once again, he comes face to face with the monster he operated on. He must now embark on a quest of pursuit to atone for the devastation caused by the one he saved.
2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation in 2010, beginning with the conquest of Japan. After being renamed Area 11 following its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence.
Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian student, is caught in the crossfire between the Britannian and Area 11 rebel armed forces.He is able to flee, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows Geass, the “Power of Kings,” on him. Recognizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks on a perilous journey as the masked vigilante Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to exact final vengeance.
1. Vinland Saga
Thorfinn grew up hearing stories about old sailors who had travelled the seas and arrived in the legendary land of Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, with no need for fighting—not like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. Now he lives in the midst of war. Despite the fact that his father once told him, “Nobody can accuse you of having enemies. There is no one it is acceptable to hurt “Thorfinn realised as he grew that nothing could be further from the truth.
With each passing year, the war between England and Denmark worsens. Death has become routine, and the viking mercenaries are relishing every minute of it. Allying with either side will result in a massive shift in the balance of power, and the Vikings are content to make a name for themselves and take whatever spoils they can. Thorfinn must exact his revenge on Askeladd, the man who murdered his father, in the midst of the chaos. The only paradise for the vikings appears to be the ongoing era of war and death.
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