If you've got a fear of clowns (or coulrophobia, if you party like that) then this might just send you into a panic. Clowns are creepy enough in real life, and with the way that cartoons tend to over exaggerate personalities and stereotypes, you can bet that some super creepy clowns made their way into anime.
These are some of the sickest and most twisted creepy anime clowns ever conceived. Basically, they are far from the type you'd feel comfortable with being anywhere near a child's birthday party.
From scary clowns that murder kidnapped children in warped circus acts to deranged jesters with guns, brawn, and telekinetic powers, let's gets down to the creepiest clowns you'll see in anime. Seriously, these are some real freak shows, y'all.
Hisoka is a crooked clown from Hunter x Hunter that only lets his opponents go if he thinks he'll get even greater pleasure from killing them later on. He is a sociopath and a sadist to the core, and essentially gets a sexual thrill from toying with his victims. Ugh. Sex and clowns just shouldn't mix.
Joker from Black Butler is a servant under the wicked Baron Kelvin. He is also the surrogate leader and Pierrot in Noah's Arc Circus. Under Kelvin's orders, Joker helps lead kidnapped children to their deaths for his master's diabloic enjoyment.
The demon clown Quetzalcoatl certainly isn't as colorful the plumed serpent deity that he's named after. This black, white, and red-clad clown from Beelzebub ensnares opponents in crooked "games," much like a weirder clown version of Jigsaw from Saw. Of course, these puzzles eventually change from games into life-threatening scenarios.
This sinister clown from D.Gray-man doesn't seem so intimidating from the outside. But Millennium is far from a happy, fun loving jester. Well, unless your idea of fun is completely psychotic. Earl hates humanity and turns humans into akuma that obey his every command through the power of mind control.