Getting revenge in an anime is one of the most satisfying things in any anime and many anime fans also like it, and if you are one of those people who want to get revenge in an anime, then this list is for you.
This article will list 12 anime in which the main character is betrayed and seeks vengeance.
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Anime where MC is betrayed and gets revenge
The Rising of the Shield Hero
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Naofumi Iwatani, a carefree Japanese youngster, was summoned into a parallel world with three other young men from other universes to become the world’s Cardinal Heroes and battle inter-dimensional armies of monsters known as Waves.
When the heroes were summoned, they were each outfitted with their legendary equipment. Naofumi was given the Legendary Shield as the only defensive item, while the other heroes were given a sword, a spear, and a bow as offensive weapons.
Unlike the other heroes, who are fully supported by the kingdom and gain several powerful allies, Naofumi’s fortunes change when his single companion, revealed to be the kingdom’s Princess, betrays him, steals all his belongings, and abandons him without any assistance or supplies after falsely accusing him of assaulting her.
AKAME GA KILL!
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Tatsumi is a fighter who travels to the Capital with two childhood friends in quest of a way to make money to help his poor village. Tatsumi is separated from his friends in a bandit attack and is swindled out of his money in the Capital after failing to enlist in the army.
He is taken in by a royal family, but when an assassin group known as Night Raid attacks, he discovers that his noble hosts intended to torture and murder him, just as they had done to his friends.
SERAPH OF THE END: VAMPIRE REIGN
Genres: Action, Military, Supernatural, Drama, Vampire, Shounen
In 2012, the world is reportedly brought to an end by a “man-made” virus that ravages the worldwide population while leaving only children under the age of thirteen unaffected. Vampires emerge from the depths of the ground at this period, likely followed by age-old horrors of the dark supposed to be myths.
The vampires sweep the planet and claim it in a single brutal stroke, subjugating the survivors and bringing them beneath the surface to safety. This “protection” comes at the cost of “donating” blood to their captives, who have no idea they are vampires. At the age of twelve, Yūichirō and his buddy and fellow orphan Mikaela plotted an escape with the kids of Hyakuya Orphanage.
However, this results in their deaths, and Mikaela sacrifices himself for Yūichirō to escape and be saved by members of the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army.
Genres: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen
In Victorian-era London, a thirteen-year-old earl named Ciel Phantomhive succeeded to the position following the events of December 14, 1885 (Ciel’s 10th birthday), when the Phantomhive manor was attacked and set ablaze by unnamed perpetrators.
In the middle of the chaos, Ciel discovers the death of his parents, Vincent and Rachel Phantomhive, as well as the family dog, Sebastian.
The attackers capture him the same night and sell him into slavery, where he winds himself in the hands of a vicious, demon-worshipping cult. Ciel is subsequently subjected to unending physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his captors.
ATTACK ON TITAN
Genres: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
The plot centers around a little boy named Eren Yeager, who lives in Shiganshina, which is located on the outermost of three circular walls that protect humanity from Titans.
The wall is breached in 845 by two new kinds of Titans, the Colossus Titan, and the Armored Titan. Eren’s mother is eaten by a Titan during the incident, but Eren survives. He swears vengeance on all Titans and joins the military with his childhood pals Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert.
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural
The plot centers around Ganta Igarashi, a regular middle school student in Nagano Prefecture. Ganta, as an escapee and survivor of the great earthquake, has no memories of the tragedy and has led a regular life. All of this changes as a weird figure dressed in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows. The “Red Man,” grinning maniacally, slaughters Ganta’s entire class.
Instead of killing him, the “Red Man” embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta’s chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is placed on trial as a suspect. Due to the evidence rigged against him, he is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland, a prison that doubles as a theme park and is run by the warden Tsunenaga Tamaki (who posed as Ganta’s lawyer and was secretly responsible for the rigged evidence against him).
Genres: Action, Adventure, Harem, Fantasy
High-schooler Hajime Nagumo is bullied by his classmate for his relationship with the class idol, Kaori. When he and the rest of his class are transported to a fantasy world, all of his classmates get powerful magical abilities, while Hajime only gains the basic alchemical magic to transmute solid materials, a common ability usually found in craftsmen and smiths.
During a dungeon raid, he is betrayed by one of his classmates and dropped to the bottom of the dungeon. He survives the fall and creates weapons to escape the dungeon and become stronger. On his journey, he meets with the imprisoned vampire Yue, and later is joined by the bunny-eared Shea, the perverted dragon Tio, and others.
Yona of the Dawn
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona’s life in mortal peril.
Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the naïve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom’s current state.
Genres: Action, Drama, Historical
The story is set in the town of Lawless, Illinois during Prohibition in 1928, where brewed liquor dominates the black market thanks to the Italian mafia. Angelo Laguna, a young man whose family was murdered in a mafia dispute, seeks revenge against the Vanetti Family, particularly its Don, Vincent Vanetti.
After seven years in hiding following the night of the murder, Angelo receives an anonymous letter from a friend of his father’s, prompting him to return to Lawless and exact his revenge. Under the name of Avilio Bruno, he begins to infiltrate the Vanetti Family by slowly befriending Don’s son, Nero.
However, in this dramatic 91-day story, revenge breeds revenge, and killing may yield drastic consequences. How will Angelo Lagusa and Nero Vanetti fare, in this tragic harvest field that they have only begun to sow?
Kaze no Stigma
Genres: Action, Supernatural, Magic, Romance
Kazuma Kannagi was the eldest son of the Kannagi family and presumed heir. However, due to his inability to use “Enjutsu” (Blaze Technique), the power to control flames, he was considered to be useless within his family.
Despite his inability to wield fire, his father insisted on him competing for the right to wield “Enraiha” Blaze Lightning Supremacy, a powerful heirloom sword traditionally wielded by the family heir. The 18-year-old Kazuma was soundly defeated by 12-year-old Ayano Kannagi, his second cousin, and his father banished him from the family.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
The story follows Guts as the “Black Swordsman”, an appearance which was briefly seen in the first episode of the 1997 television series as well as in the final scene of the Golden Age Arc films.
Guts was once a wandering mercenary taken in by the mercenary group known as the Band of the Hawk and he fought alongside them before their mutilated leader, Griffith, sacrificed his followers to become one of the God Hand and continue his dream of ruling a kingdom of his own.
Only Guts and his lover Casca, who lost her sanity and memory from the horrors she saw and endured, escaped the “Eclipse” ritual, though they were branded with marks that attract evil, restless spirits, and other similar entities. With Casca in the care of blacksmith Godo and his adopted daughter Erica as well as Rickert, the only member of the Hawks absent during the Eclipse, Guts set off to hunt down the God Hand’s Apostles to find and kill Griffith in a quest for vengeance.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen
Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary.
War is his home now. Though his father once told him, “You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it’s okay to hurt,” as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth.
The war between England and the Danes grows worse with each passing year. Death has become commonplace, and the Viking mercenaries are loving every moment of it.
Allying with either side will cause a massive swing in the balance of power, and the Vikings are happy to make names for themselves and take any spoils they earn along the way. Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill Askeladd, the man who murdered his father.