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The Best Demon Anime 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated March 9, 2020 18.4k votes 5k voters 128.5k views 24 items

List Rules Upvote the demon anime with the most entertaining entities.

Demons get a bit of an unfair rep, but some anime go out of their ways to introduce viewers to different kinds of demons. From a devilishly handsome butler who wants to eat your soul to the demon working at McDonald's, these fiends possess more roles than people, and show off another side of the demonic. Now when you think of demons, you'll be less inclined to this of goat heads and pentagrams and more about how demons, like ogres, have layers.

Let the world, and the underworld, know which demon anime you think is the greatest by voting it up.

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The Devil Is a Part-Time... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Demon Anime
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku. ASCII Media Works has published ten volumes since February 2011. The story ...more

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High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Demon Anime
High School DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The story centers on Issei Hyodo, a high school student from Kuoh Academy who is ...more

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Black Butler (A-1 Pictures, 2008) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Yana Toboso. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Young Ciel ...more

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Blood Lad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Blood Lad is a manga series created by Yuuki Kodama and serialized in Young Ace. The manga series has been licensed for distribution in English by Yen Press. Blood Lad follows Staz Charlie ...more

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more

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Nura: Rise of the Yokai ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known in Japan as Nurarihyon's Grandson, is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. The series was first published in Shueisha as a oneshot in ...more

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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Watch the latest episodes of Beelzebub on Crunchyroll now. Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day while taking a nap by the river he ...more

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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Yu Yu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic ...more

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D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Demon Anime
D.Gray-man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who make use of ...more

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Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Demon Anime
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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. While the game primarily focuses on swordfighting, the ...more

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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more

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Blade Of Demon Destructi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Demon Slayer is a Japanese manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge. An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable premiered on April 6, 2019. Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted, intelligent boy who ...more

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I Couldn't Become a Hero... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Demon Anime
I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job, also known in its short form as Yu-Shibu, is a Japanese light novel series written by Jun Sakyou and illustrated by Masaki ...more

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Ushio and Tora is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Ushio to Tora
Ushio and Tora is a yōkai manga by Kazuhiro Fujita. It received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1992. It was adapted into three OVA series: one with six episodes released from September ...more
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Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Chrono Crusade, originally released as Chrno Crusade due to a typo in the original logo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Moriyama. It was originally published by ...more

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Kekkaishi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Kekkaishi
Kekkaishi is a supernatural manga series written and illustrated by Yellow Tanabe. It was serialized in Japan by Shogakukan in the manga magazine Shōnen Sunday from 2003 to 2011, and licensed ...more
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Gabriel Dropout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Gabriel Dropout
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Rage of Bahamut: Genesis... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis) is a 2014 Japanese anime television series based on the Rage of Bahamut game. One day, a woman steals part of a key that could release ...more

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Omamori Himari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Omamori Himari, also known as OmaHima for short, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Milan Matra. The story revolves around Yuto Amakawa, an orphan who, on his sixteenth ...more

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Hôzuki no Reitetsu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Demon Anime
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Slayers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Slayers is a Japanese comic fantasy media franchise originating in a series of over 52 light novels written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi. The novels had been serialized in ...more

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Chibi☆Devi! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Demon Anime
Chibi☆Devi!
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You're Being Summoned, A... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Demon Anime
You're Being Summoned, Azazel Z
Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san is a Japanese comedy manga written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Kubo. A 13-episode anime adaptation by Production I.G aired in Japan between April and July, 2011. A second ...more