In anime, friendship often serves as the foundation for riveting narratives, heartfelt emotions, and unforgettable adventures. Yet every friendship does not follow the path of an unbreakable bond. Some friendships take dark turns. In this article, we will take a look at ten friendships that took a tragic turn and ended in a bitter way.
1. Gojo Satoru And Geto Suguru - Jujutsu Kaisen
Gojo and Geto grew up together as Jujutsu sorcerers. Gojo follows the path of helping the weak. While Geto decides to kill weak people who are not sorcerers, he wants a world with only strong sorcerers, leading them to become enemies. Gojo and his students fight against Geto. Even though Gojo still cares about Geto, he fights to protect mankind.
2. Kakashi Hatake And Obito Uchiha - Naruto
Kakashi and Obito were on the same team, along with Rin. During a mission when Obito was about to die, he gave his Sharingan as a gift to Kakashi. But somehow, he survived and was brainwashed by Madara Uchiha. However, everyone thought Obito was dead. When they met again, they were enemies fighting in the great third ninja war. Their once rocky friendship turned into a battle due to Obito's transformation into a villain.
3. Vicious And Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
Vicious and Spike were close friends, but everything between them changed when Spike had an affair with Vicious's girlfriend, Julia. Vicious responded violently to it and ended their friendship. Their rivalry escalated after Julia's death. They were once partners and friends in the syndicate, but their relationship soured due to their feelings for Julia and Spike's attempt to leave with her.
4. Eren Jaeger And Armin Arlert - Attack On Titan
Eren, Armin, and Mikasa were once best friends in the Survey Corps, where they fought Titans together. However, Eren transforms into a villain, due to which he drifts apart from his friends. Eren's shift in beliefs, aiming to destroy non-Eldian life, clashes with Armin's values, causing a significant conflict in their friendship.
5. Lelouch Vi Britannia And Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass
Lelouch and Suzaku were best friends at first. When Lelouch became powerful, he wanted to overthrow a group, but Suzaku joined that group. They clash many times, due to which their friendship suffers. They end up on opposing sides, and their friendship becomes strained. Lelouch's actions, including the deaths of innocents, make things worse. In the end, they confront each other, and Lelouch's plan ends in tragedy.
6. Guts And Griffith - Berserk
Guts and Griffith were very close friends. But when Guts left for the Band of Hawks, Griffith's life went downhill. He started doing foolish activities and became dark, joining bad groups. Therefore, Guts went for revenge, and both friends turned into enemies.
7. Kira And Athrun - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
An intergalactic war separates Kira and Athrun. Kira, a Coordinator, fights for the Naturals, while Athrun fights for the opposing side, ZAFT. They were skilled pilots and eventually ended up clashing in battle. Their friendship is strained due to being on different sides of the conflict.
8. Yagami Light And L Lawliet - Death Note
Light and L have quite a complex relationship. L wants to catch Kiara, who is Light, but Light works with him and acts as a friend so he can deceive him. L trusts Light, but at the same time, he also thinks Kiara is none other than Light. When Light Temperoary lost his memories of Deathnote, L, and Light had formed a good bond and were working together. But as soon as Light got his memories back, he went back to his old ways and killed L.
9. Akira And Ryo - Devilman Crybaby
Akira and Ryo had been friends since childhood. Both best friends were fighting against hell. But it turns out that Ryo is actually a Satan, and he betrayed Akira, which caused chaos between them. Akira fights against Ryo, which leads to a tragic battle. They were close friends, but Ryo's true identity and actions ruined their relationship, resulting in a devastating conflict.
10. Dazai And Ango - Bungo Stray Dogs
Dazai used to work for a criminal group and found comfort in his friendships with Odasaku and Ango. However, Odasaku dies, and Ango's true identity as a spy is revealed, contributing to Odasaku's death. This shattered their friendship. Dazai, now on the right side, hasn't repaired his relationship with Ango due to his betrayal.