There’s too many to choose from, but I think my favourite kind is the one who trolls the heroes. Aizen from Bleach, I know others won’t agree, but he was great because he was like the ultimate troll. Madara is also great for this reason too. The fact that he can easily beat people, but likes to toy with them just because he can. And then when he’s feeling good, he flashes his chest and shows off Hashirama.
Hidan is also one of my favourites. He was the weakest member of Akatsuki, he had a huge ego, a big mouth, but he was so entertaining.
I suppose I could also say everyone who is part of the Zvezda crew. I mean, they’re all technically villains, even though you’re rooting for them. But then again, the main villain was Asuta’s dad and Yasu. Stupid Yasu….
And then there is Johan from Monster, who is so charming, so suave and so cool, but not someone you ever want to meet, because if you do you’ll die. It’s not even a question of “if” but “when.”
But in my opinion, what makes a good villain has to be someone who trolls the best, provides the best entertainment, has an awesome catch phrase, and can strike a mean pose. Oh, and he also has to be voiced by Koyasu Takehito.
When you consider all of these things, there’s only one real answer. It has to go to my main man Dio Brando from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
I mean, look at that glorious pose as Dio blocks Zeppeli’s punch.
Look at how he looks at that rose and admires its beauty, while he casually kills people.
Look at he laughs as he walks through the fire, looking like the awesome villain that he knows he is!
Look at how he kicks…actually, this is pretty horrible and I actually gasped when I saw this because it was so bad. But horrible things, like this, is what a villain does and by golly is Dio Brando a fabulous villain.
Everything about him is glorious, truly and utterly spectacular. He’d probably kill me in a heartbeat though and that wouldn’t be okay, but in the context of this post let’s just say that it is, because Dio Brando is my favourite anime villain.