Whenever you start experiencing the sharp pangs of love and hate for characters in an anime, the first question that always comes to mind is: "Who’s going to die?" We’ve all experienced the heartbreaking loss of watching one of our favorite characters get the metaphorical ax, but what about those instances when a character you despise gets exactly what’s coming to them?
Here are some of the most satisfying deaths in anime history. Vote up the very best and, if you think a character’s death doesn't belong on this list, vote it down and show the world exactly how you feel!
Hidan - Naruto Shippuden
Given that Shikamaru is one of the most likeable characters in Naruto Shippuden, it was heartbreaking to see his mentor Asuma be killed by the "immortal" Akatsuki member, Hidan. However, that only made Hidan's eventual death that much more satisfying, as Shikamaru outsmarted the Jashin worshipper and buried his dismantled body deep underground in the woods.
Father - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Father in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is best known as the creator of the Homunculi. Each one supposedly born out of his vices but one could easily say that, in the end, it’s his vices that result in his most satisfying death. In an epic battle, Father loses control of his God and begins to release a barrage of violent attacks. In the final throes, Alphonse sacrifices himself to stop Father from killing Edward and, in a surge of rage, Edward finally depletes what’s left of Father’s stone and banishes him.
Frieza - Dragon Ball Z
Frieza is one of the most long-standing villains of the DBZ universe. Both Vegeta and Krillin have died as a result of their extended rivalry with the alien and he survives for so long, in fact, that he is killed by Future Trunks! The most satisfying part is not only his death at the hands of Vegeta’s son but how easily the young Saiyan is able to do it.
Yakumo Oomori - Tokyo Ghoul
Kaneki versus Yakumo Oomori, also known as Jason, is one of the most epic battles from Tokyo Ghoul. Yakumo transformed into Jason after being brutally tortured by an investigator during his stay at the Cochlea detention center. He turned into a sadistic ghoul with his own love for torturing victims, one of which was Kaneki. This resulted in the battle between the two, where Kaneki ruthlessly beat and ate Jason’s kagune, leaving him to die at the hands of Juuzou.