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16 Anime Characters Who Kept MAJOR Secrets From Everyone

Updated 19 Aug 2020 44.5k votes 9.4k voters 270.9k views16 items

List RulesVote up the characters whose secrets you never would have guessed.

The best anime stories create a sense of suspense, often by featuring a character who's harboring a secret. Whether it's a kid who doesn't want anyone to know that he called himself "Dark Flame Master" in middle school, or a bunch of teenagers who join the military without mentioning to the higher-ups that they're actually man-eating monsters, anime characters with secrets have explosive plot potential.

Tension builds quickly when viewers know a secret before the rest of the show's cast have any idea what's really going on. Other times, viewers are left in the dark, and get to react with the rest of the cast when the secret drops. No matter what, the unraveling of a juicy secret always makes for a good story. 

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