When it’s hot outside, and people are getting together at a campsite, they usually start to share horrifying stories about monsters and ghosts. In this post, we’ll talk about the top 8 scariest ghost anime characters. If you love the genre, then you know better than us that there are enough spooky boys and girls there.
Fact: they aren’t all bad: some of them are cute and even sweet. The following list is based on a survey and represents the will of the crowd, so to speak, not our only preferences. At the same time, we do agree with most of the spots. So, are you ready to go right ahead and figure out which characters made it to the top?
Note: overall, 60% of the voters were women – that means you shouldn’t be confused if you are a boy and there aren’t some of your favorite ghosts there. Now, we don’t have the luxury of discussing every single anime in details, and that is why it was decided to have a quick peek at most of the top 8 scariest ghost anime characters and focus all of our attention on the top-3. Here is the full list:
#8 – Blu-rayko (from Gintama)
#7 – Kitaro (from GeGeGe no Kitaro)
#6 – Whisper (from Yokai Watch)
#5 – Fujiwara-no-Sai (from Hikaru no Go)6
#4 – Gengar (from Pokémon)
Who would’ve thought that a character from the world-famous Pokémon could make it into the list, right? Well, it’s there. While most of these characters are pretty basic, so to speak, the leaders of our top 8 scariest ghost anime characters list are a bit more complicated. Let us check them all out right now.
#3 – Menma (from Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day)
This girl managed to get 10% of the total vote and landed herself the #3 spot. AKA Honma Meiko, she used to be the driving force, the heart and the soul of her little team of friends. That is probably her biggest “selling point” and the key factor of this anime’s success. Folks from all over the world fell in love with Menma’s pure heart and the willingness to sacrifice herself for the sake of the others. Without a doubt, her passing is one of the most emotional moments in the modern-day history of anime.
#2 – Yunohana Yuuna (from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs)
Yuuna got 12% of the total vote, which allowed her to become the 2nd best in today’s survey. This beautiful ghost isn’t scary and/or dangerous – she’s sweet, friendly, and charming if you could believe that! The fans really love the way she starts to act when she gets angry/embarrassed: the girl starts to move objects around her. If you haven’t seen this amazing anime yet, this is your best chance to do that.
#1 – Ibuki Fuko (from Clannad)
Yes, Ibuki is the winner today, and she definitely deserves a medal. She won 15% of the total vote and once again proved that Clannad is one hell of a story. Despite the fact that it’s been awhile, this girl is still capable of making us sad and happy all at the same time. It doesn’t get more adorable than this lovely young woman!
Summing up, we want to say that judging by this list, sweet girls with sad backgrounds are very popular these days. They win over our hearts and never let go. If you think that we missed some of the best ghost characters in anime, make sure to share your own list in the comments.