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15 Anime Characters You'd Never Want As Your Roommate  

Anna Lindwasser
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Even in the world of anime, the housing market is tough. Chances are, you’re going to need a roommate if you want to live within your means - but there are plenty of anime characters that would make for awful living companions. 

Some terrible anime roommates are obvious. Living with Dio Brando is only a good idea if you want to split the rent with someone who’s going to suck your blood and kill your pets. Others seem great on the surface, but might actually be a nightmare depending on your personal temperament. Victor Nikiforov can turn on the charm, but he can also be super moody and rude. Plus, he has so much stuff hanging around, which leaves little closet space for your belongings.

You might prefer to just skip these roommates altogether, and settle for a little bit of debt and blissful isolation.

Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Anime Characters You'd Never Want As Your Roommate
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You thought your roommate would be the shy hipster girl from Craigslist, but it was Dio Brando! While having the ultimate supervillain from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as your roommate might sound fun, it would probably be a disaster.

If you have any pets - especially a kind and loyal dog named Danny - you'd better leave them with a friend before Dio moves in. Otherwise you might come home from work to find your beloved pet roasting in the oven.

Dio probably won't stop at killing your dog - he's a bloodsucking vampire and doesn't really care about the whole personal boundaries thing. Expect to wake up at 3 AM with Dio in your bed draining the blood from your neck.

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Teru Mikami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Anime Characters You'd Never Want As Your Roommate
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The upside of living with Teru Mikami is that he'll always be on time with his half of the rent, and the apartment will always be spotless. However, there are also a number of downsides. You might find yourself watching a grown man writing names in a book while screaming the word "delete" and writhing in his seat. If you'd rather not be party to such an enthusiastic murder spree, you might want to avoid rooming with Kira's acolyte.

If Mikami doesn't approve of you for any reason - be it that you left a dish in the sink, you have too many people over at night, or he thinks you might tell the police about his murderous activities - you might find yourself experiencing some unexpected chest pain. 

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Asuka Langley Soryu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Anime Characters You'd Never Want As Your Roommate
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If you enjoy being constantly berated for every single thing you do by a bratty teenager with major mommy issues, Asuka Langley Soryu might be your ideal roommate. If you buy a type of cereal that's not her personal favorite, she'll not only call you a baka, she'll lecture you on why your cereal choice was morally wrong, and says something terrible about your intelligence and worth as a human being.

Asuka isn't afraid to say that she thinks she's better than you, and you don't need that kind of negative energy in your life. If you're living in the same world that she is, you already have enough to worry about with all the Angel attacks.

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Present Mic Of 'My Hero Academia' Is A Walking Noise Violation With Three Jobs
Present Mic Of 'My Hero Ac... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Anime Characters You'd Never Want As Your Roommate
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Living with Present Mic means living with a walking noise violation. His quirk jacks up the volume of his voice so high that it makes people's ears bleed. As a pro hero, he has pretty good control over this - but when you live with him, you'll be around for the moments he loses it. The day he stays home sick and sneezes at full volume is the day your wine glass collection is shattered.

Quirk aside, he's an unstoppable ball of energy who probably survives his three jobs by mainlining Red Bull. He'll probably practice his announcing skills on your morning routine, rap badly while you're trying to watch Netflix, and then lose consciousness from lack of sleep.

Oh, and he's a superhero, so if you think he's not getting monster guts all over your carpet, you're wrong. 

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