18 Times Anime Massacres Were Total Bloodbaths

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Vote up the atrocities that are too terrifying to even imagine happening in real life.

It's possible for the entire human race to be eliminated with a single blow. The scenario is scary to imagine, yet it's a common plot point that pops up time and again in anime. In particular, shonen anime frequently showcase their most epic villains' sick strength by having them kill millions of people with the wave of a finger. 

Although the medium is known for featuring bright colors and cute characters, anime genocide is shockingly ubiquitous. To make matters worst, many of these atrocities occur as the result of a single attack, wherein countless lives are lost in the blink of an eye. After watching the world unceremoniously fall apart in The End of Evangelion, you'll probably want to go home and hug your loved ones. 


  • While the original Fullmetal Alchemist series features Dante as the final villain, the 2009 series FMA: Brotherhood sticks more closely to the manga and introduces Father, one of the smartest anime villains of all time. Father is birthed from the blood of the powerful alchemist Van Hohenheim, who is later manipulated by Father to bring about the destruction of the Xerxes Civilization.

    Father uses the lost souls of the Xerxes Civilization to transform himself into a living philosopher's stone that resembles his human puppet Hohenheim. 

    1,474 votes
  • Civilians and soldiers alike are massacred in the beginning of Attack on Titanthe slaughter begins with the fall of Wall Maria. Thousands of city residents are wiped out in the attack, and 250,000 soldiers are sent off to die in a failed counterattack. 

    The horrific event perfectly establishes the stakes for the adventure, as it demonstrates the raw, destructive power of the Titans.

    2,032 votes
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    Bunny Beasts Makes A Bloody Smoothie Out Of The Townspeople In 'Blood-C'

    There are so many horrific killings in Blood-C that choosing just one is nearly impossible. Nonetheless, there is one infamous scene that involes demonic Bunny beasts killing innocent townspeople in unbelievably gruesome ways. They break their victims' legs like chicken wings, and skewer their soon-to-be lifeless bodies like kebabs.

    This is all pretty vomit-inducing,  yet the Bunnies' most shocking act of violence comes when they gather all the townspeople up in a sack and puree them like a blender. There's a reason why these evil Bunnies are among the scariest anime monsters of all time.

    1,319 votes
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    583 VOTES

    Lelouch Accidentally Orders Euphemia To Slaughter The Japanese In 'Code Geass'

    What starts out as an offhand joke results in a shocking and bloody massacre. Just before the opening ceremony of the Special Administrative Zone, Lelouch accidentally activates his Geass when he jokes to Euphemia about killing the Japanese. Euphemia, now under the influence of the Geass, starts shooting at the Japanese civilians and orders for the Britannian forces to kill every last one of them. This is particularly tragic as no one wanted this to happen. Euphemia fought to establish the Special Administrative Zone of Japan, only to kill the people she fought for against her own will. 

    583 votes
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    646 VOTES

    Ainz Instantly Kills 70,000 Soldiers In 'Overlord'

    Ainz Ooal Gown makes quite a deadly debut to the world at the start of the Annual War. He casts a super-tier magic spell that immediately kills 70,000 soldiers. In less than a few seconds, Ainz has already done a great deal on the Re-Estize army. He then summons the Dark Young to wipe out the rest of their soldiers. In total, Ainz single-handedly slaughtered 170,000 soldiers, proving his abilities are far too powerful and dangerous. 

    646 votes
  • No shonen series is complete without a cold, elitist character with a tragic backstory, and Naruto certainly delivers. At first glance, Sasuke Uchiha is a pretty boy, straight-A student that's too cool for school. However, as the series progresses, viewers learn about his horrid past.

    As a child, Sasuke watched his older brother, Itachi Uchiha, slaughter the rest of the Uchiha Clan. In a single night, Itachi wiped out every Uchiha ninja, sans his brother, who's left with a boatload of emotional trauma. 

    1,801 votes