Article: Top 10 Japanese Anime Character With Heartbreaking Back Stories

The world is full of miseries, even for our favorite anime characters. Many characters in the anime world have gone through some tormenting past, such as abusive childhood, abusive parents, abusive siblings, horrific experiences, etc. These incidents deeply affect the character and are mainly responsible for their behavior. Some incidents are so strong that they completely transform one’s personality into another. There are also scenarios when an innocent child turns into a hideous monster after going through an experience. Here, we will count on such characters who have endured heartbreaking backstories.

1. Gyutaro

Gyutaro is the main antagonist of the series Demon Slayer: the entrainment district arc. Gyutaro was born into the lower division of the entertainment district and got miserable looks. It was the reason everyone bullied him. Things get better when he gets his beloved younger sister Daki. But one night, her sister burns alive as she misbehaves with one of her customers, and Gyutaro stabs too close to death. He weeps with her sister’s burned body in his arms.

2. Lucy

Lucy is a character of Elfen Lied. She was a lonely, innocent orphan who was bullied and neglected but loved her only friend, a puppy. After discovering the puppy’s existence, they beat it to death before her; filled with anger and hatred, she slaughters all her bullies and is sent to prison.

3. Seras Victoria

Seras Victoria, the vampire, is an influential character of Hellsing. As Past unwraps, the audience learns that she had witnessed the murder of her parents as a child. Her father was a police officer who was tracked down by the criminals at her home and then slaughtered.

4. Crona

Crona of Soul Eater was under constant physical and phycological abuse by his mother and demonic weapon. It drives him insane, so he doesn’t hesitate to eliminate his opponents and eat their souls.

5. Zero Two

Zero Two is the female protagonist in Darling in Franx. As her backstory reveals, we see her tormenting childhood, where other treats her as a subject of an experiment. She tries to escape it with Hiro but is put behind bars by the guards.

6. Levi

Levi is a popular character in the Attack on Titans series. As his backstory unwraps, the audience sees him as a poor kid of the underworld discovered by his uncle near his mother’s carcass, which was long gone due to bad health.

7. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha is the well-known name of the Naruto series. He has seen the horrors of war as a child, and when he finds that his clan would be the reason for the next one, with a heavy heart, he slaughters his entire clan, including his parents and love. Only his brother was left of the mass massacre carried out by Itachi.

8. The Elric Brothers

The Elric Brothers are the main characters of Fullmetal Alchemist. After the death of their mother, Trisha, they commit an ultimate taboo of alchemy in desperation to bring her back. It costs them their body and sets them on a painful journey to return their bodies.

9. Killua Zoldyck 

Killua Zoldyck is a character of Hunter X Hunter and was unfortunate to be born into a family of killers. His childhood was tormenting, and he rushed into dangerous situations to check his response to lethal attacks.

10. Akame

Akame is a character of Akame Ga Kill. As a kid, Akame was sold to an empire where she was persuaded to kill others for survival and betrayed multiple times by others.