There are several horror anime such as Demon Slayer that not only manage to scare viewers on a repetitive basis but have become some of the most popular shows around the world. However, even those that don’t necessarily classify as horror, such as Jujutsu Kaisen, still occasionally contain not only some pretty horrific imagery but characters who are sure to frighten even the most “desensitized” of viewers. General Esdeath from Akame Ga Kill is often cited as a fan-favorite character of the series, not just for her physical attractiveness, but also for just how terrifying she is as a villain. As a high-ranking General of the Capital and leader of the Jaegers, Esdeath is a true sadist at heart and an unstoppable force of brutal power and deadly strength that certainly deserves a mention among some of the best anime villains ever.
Her lack of empathy and bloodthirsty nature were enough to scare Redditor BladeLigerV into giving her a mention, saying, “I love her ice controlling hotness, but she scares the hell out of me.” Esdeath may not look like much of an initial threat, but her intimidating prowess and horrifyingly high kill count are enough to make anyone immediately think twice.