Article: Top 10 Most Painful Backstories Of Japanese Anime Characters

The trauma one bears during its childhood shapes the future personality. Multiple characters have also been through hell, and this hell shaped who they became. Some are lifted through the losses of loved ones, and loved ones are always neglected; everyone has a different story to share. Here, we will discuss Japanese anime characters' top 10 most painful backstories.

1. Shouto Todoroki

Shouto had abusive parents who were self-observed to a level that anyone who couldn't keep pace with their measures was neglected. He was the son of the man who deems to create a mighty hero. He got his scars from her mother's boiling water when he could meet her expectations.

2. Gyutaro

Gyutaro's backstory talks about how pathetically he was treated due to his horrible looks as a child. He was left to meet his death with her burned sister in his arms. Humans didn't help him, but ultimately, an upper-rank demon, Doma, did.

3. Rui Tachibana

Rui's backstory talks about a physically unfit kid who was made fun of. He took it when Muzan showed him a glimpse of a better life, but it killed his innocence, turning him into a murderer. His parents failed to destroy their only son but ended up being slaughtered by their son. He was emotionally devasted and persuaded others to enact a fake family.

4. Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro's backstory was painful but didn't drift away from humanity. His entire family was slaughtered by Muzan, a demon, except Nezuko, his sister, who was transformed into a monster. He still left her side, resulting in her becoming the first-ever demon who survived without having hands-on human flesh.

5. Haruka Kotoura

Haruka's backstory speaks of a girl blessed with powers to read minds. However, she could distinguish what to reveal and what not and thus disclosed her parents were cheating on one another. It left her abandoned by her family, leading to a mental breakdown, and she chose never to speak up again.

6. Asuka Langley Sohryu

Asuka's back story speaks of a girl whose mother was mentally ill to a level she never recognized as her daughter. Her mother hung herself along with a doll whom she considered her daughter, a scenario that haunted her forever. To gain recognition, she always wanted to be perfect and hated failure.

7. Czeslaw Meyer

Czeslaw's back story talks about an immortal being who served as a mere subject of experiment for centuries, next to torture. He escaped by absorbing another immortal and lived in terror for the rest of his life.

8. Vash The Stampede

Vash's life talks about a unique being, a plant that could harness energy, but he used it differently to create disaster for the sake of his brother. To bring it to an end, his brother sabotages the ship and causes July disaster; something Lash is blamed for.

9. Gaara

Gaara's backstory is about a boy with a sealed nine-tailed spirit who was used as a weapon by his father. He couldn't get near anyone. The only uncle who cared for him was forced to get rid of him by his father.

10. Momiji Sohma

Her mother rejected Momiji for saving herself from the curse; she wanted an everyday life and thus got her memories erased. His father promised him the love of both his parents but never took it to heart, leaving him ignored.