The most epic anime betrayals usually take the form of a hero turning into a villain, or of an innocent character revealing a dark side. The following list contains the top 10 of the most unanticipated betrayals anime that completely caught us off guard.
1- Bleach “Aizen betrays The Soul king”
Those who wear glasses (that flash) should only be trusted with caution. The real reason why Aizen’s betrayal turned out to be so unexpected, wasn’t because he was kind or trustworthy or anything. It was because he was dead. While people are stunned to see him alive, they never realized what his actual plans were. The soul king is unworthy of his title and he must die!
2 Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) “Yukki’s betrayal”
Yukki formed the alliance on purpose, in reality, his and Yuno’s real goal was to kill the Eighth holder. After killing all of the people he formed the alliance with. He says he’ll grant them a happy life by becoming a god.
3 Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the dawn) “Soo-won kills the king”
Sudden betrayal of princess Yona’s cousin Soo-won takes her everyday peaceful life away from her, he pierced a blade into her father and killed him. Now the new king no longer seems to need the princess, she is out in the world with one of the king’s trusted shogun named Haku.
4 Arslan Senki “Rajendra repays the help with betrayal”
Even after Arslan helped Rajendra (current king of Shindra), he still ends up betraying him. It turns out he was just bluffing when he said, “Brothers at heart.”
5 Attack on titan “Guess who is The Female Titan?”
The female titan who murdered quite a number of soldiers as well as members of Levi’s squad.
We finally see who the female titan actually is, there were suspicions about her but seeing her transform right in front of everyone was not something everyone expected to see. Yes, the female titan is Annie Leonhart.
6 Berserk “Griffith transforms into a demon king”
After finding out that the king is in love with his daughter, he is taken to the darkest deepest dungeon and imprisoned there. Griffith finally gets a shot at what he desired for so long when his loyal comrades led by Guts and Casca come in risking everything in order to rescue him.
But, powers always comes at a price still, Griffith agrees to sacrifice all of his friends and companions to transform himself into a demon king. Even though his friends are being sacrificed they are still trying to save him as they don’t know what in the world is actually happening and that is a painful sight to see.
7 Btooom! “Himiko’s friends get raped”
When Himiko takes her friends to see the members of the Yoshida band, she has to do something and that’s why she comes in late. But when she does, she sees that all three of her friends have been assaulted by Yoshida and his group. They were waiting for Himiko to arrive in order to do the same to her, however, she somehow manages to escape and call the cops. But all of her friends now despise her because she couldn’t save their honor.
Btooom! is available for streaming on Funimation and in DVD/Blu-ray through Amazon.
8 Black lagoon “Kageyama appoints Captain to kill rock”
One of the department chiefs of Asahi industries Kageyama betrays rock (male protagonist) by appointing Captain to kill him and the Lagoon company.
9 Fate/Stay night: unlimited blade works “Archer is going to kill himself?”
In order to turn the course of history and have a better chance of winning the Holy grail war, Archer who is from another timeline does some unexpected things and the most unanticipated among them all is the fact that Archer wants to kill Shirou (The main character) Since, Shirou is Archer himself but of another timeline so basically Archer wants to kill himself.
10 Naruto “Itachi kills his own clan”
Itachi who was supposed to be an Uchiha prodigy and their key to greatness. Turns against his own clan, he slaughters every last one of those with red eyes, even his own parents. Sasuke sees him slaughtering his parents. Overwhelmed with fear Sasuke somehow finds the courage to ask his dear brother, ‘Why did he do all of this.’ Only to find out that Itachi just wanted to test the limits of his abilities.