Top 10 Anime With Anti-Hero Main Characters Who Aren’t Villains.

Heroic main characters are the face of nearly any anime, but if you want to watch an anime with an anti-hero main character, then there is not much anime with an anti-hero to watch, but don’t worry, I have collected some of the 10 Anime With Anti-Hero Main Characters.

Best Anime With Anti-Hero Main Character

Code Geass

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Britannian Lelouch vi Britannia is the son of Emperor Charles Zi Britannia and his royal consort Marianne. He is furious with his father, believing he failed his mother and sister by failing to pursue their mother’s killer in the palace of Buckingham Palace.


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The story follows Hajime Nagumo Nagumo, a high-schooler who is bullied for his relationship with the class idol, Kaori. 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.

Death Note

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The Global Coverage

In The Death Note, an intelligent yet disaffected high-school student finds a mysterious black notebook that can kill anyone as long as the user knows both the target’s name and face. Light Yagami begins to consider the possibilities of the Death Note’s abilities and sets out to create a world without crime.

Hellsing Ultimate

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Hellsing is named after and centered around the Royal Order of Protestant Knights originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. 

The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten the queen and the country. 

This organization is currently led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership of Hellsing as a child after the death of her father.

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.

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Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, “Phantom.” One day, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses Phantom’s latest murder.

Desperate to escape, the tourist hides in a secluded building. However, Phantom is revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno “Scythe Master” captures the tourist and brainwashes him.

Darker Than Black

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Ten years ago, a mysterious spatial anomaly is now known as “Heaven’s Gate” appeared in South America, shortly followed by the opening of “Hell’s Gate” in Tokyo altering the sky and wreaking havoc on the landscape. The real stars disappeared, replaced by false stars.

During this time, people possessing various special abilities—called “Contractors”—emerged, each capable of different supernatural feats. Each Contractor has a corresponding fake star, which reacts to their activities.

91 Days

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 Lagusa, 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.


The “Handymen” are mercenaries for hire who take on jobs no one else can handle. After killing a local pimp, the Handymen add Alex Benedetto, a prostitute also designated for elimination, to their ranks. However, this criminal’s paradise is undergoing a profound period of change that threatens to corrode the delicate balance of power.

A Certain Scientific Accelerator

After protecting Last Order at the cost of much of his power, Accelerator now finds himself dragged into a new conflict in the form of a sinister organization called Disciplinary Action which plots to use Last Order for a dangerous mission.

Now that they have set their plan into motion and are in pursuit of the young girl, it is up to the world’s most powerful esper and his newfound companion, Esther Rosenthal, to protect Last Order and defend Academy City in the process.

Average Joe Reviews

Inuyashiki Ichiro is an older, friendless man with an uncaring family. One fateful evening in a nearly empty public park, he is struck by an explosion of extraterrestrial origin, and his body is replaced by an incredibly powerful, but still outwardly human, mechanical body.

He quickly realizes the extent of his body’s powers, and after saving a homeless man being beaten by a pack of teenagers, he decides to dedicate himself to doing good, using his powers to heal those with incurable diseases and fight crime.

Sujeet Kumar
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