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11+ Blackmail Anime Recommendations For YOU!

Updated September 22, 2022 by Ernie

In life, we have goals or things we might badly want, that’s just how dreams are! But there are times that we just don’t get what we want or, worse is, things just don’t go our way. And that’s okay! We’ll just try again and prepare better with hopes that we’ll get it by then! Just like what the Anime main characters we know and love do! 

But further exploring the other spectrum of MCs, there are anime characters who would go for hook or crook just to get whatever they desire! Nothing will stand in their way just to get what they want! 

So here are blackmail anime. It may be for comic relief, romance, or for some scary tone setting! Be aware! There will be spoilers up ahead! 

 

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ANIME ABOUT BLACKMAILING THAT YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT!

 

12. Oreshura

Oreshura

INFORMATION
Title
OreShura
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Type
T.V
Studio
A-1 Pictures
Premiered
January 6, 2013
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

Originally known as Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (but let’s just keep it as Oreshura), it focuses on Eita Kidoua, a studious and apathetic student. Because of how his family fell apart because of infidelity, he stopped believing in the existence of love! Oh no! 

This trauma made him focus on his studies to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor! His indifference towards love grabbed the attention of beautiful and popular Masuzu Natsukawa! To stop people from admiring her, she asks Eita to be her pretend boyfriend, to which the boy refuses… cause like… he doesn’t believe in love? 

However, Masuzu has one trick up her sleeve! Eita’s journal! She will not hesitate to post the journal’s embarrassing contents online if he doesn’t comply! 

Forced to be in a fake romance with the popular girl, his life is turned upside down as he has to deal with the jealousy of his peers and various confessions. 

 

11. Ita Kiss

ItaKiss

INFORMATION
Title
Ita Kiss
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Type
T.V
Studio
TMS Entertainment
Premiered
April 5, 2008
Episode Count
25
Duration
24 min per ep

An old but gold anime, which is also known as Itazura Kiss. Kotoko Aihara, a clumsy, troublesome, and low-achieving high schooler, who lost their house to an earthquake. As fate allowed, (more of the writing) she has to share a roof with their school’s, and probably Japan’s, smartest Naoki Irie. Things shouldn’t be awkward between them as they are just strangers, right?. WRONG!

Kotoko confessed to Naoki in the past, only to be rejected! Now thinking this is a chance to be finally close to her crush, she would do anything to have a chance at him- even blackmailing him with a childhood picture just to teach her! 

 

10. Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya

INFORMATION
Title
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Genre
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
Type
T.V
Studio
Kyoto Animation
Premiered
April 3, 2006
Episode Count
14
Duration
24 min per ep

When the literal God, Haruhi Suzumiya, is not unknowingly bending reality, or dragging her club, the SOS Brigade into random shenanigans depending on her childish whims, she likes to take matters into her own hands. She doesn’t need to use her powers, when she can just coerce people into her bidding or simply blackmail them, something Kyon is embarrassed about and the SOS Brigade is not proud of!. 

Things will go Haruhi’s way whether she unconsciously changes reality or she forces the guts out of the people around her (mostly, Mikuru as a casualty)! Now that’s just so OP… and manipulative!  

 

9. Great Teacher Onizuka

INFORMATION
Title
Great Teacher Onizuka
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Type
T.V
Studio
Pierrot
Premiered
June 3, 1999
Episode Count
43
Duration
25 min per ep

The oldest anime in our list! Eikichi Onizuka is an ex-biker gang leader. He quits his group to become the greatest teacher ever, not because he wants to touch lives or make an impact on the students, no! He becomes a teacher to meet a girlfriend that would take care of him when he is old and gray! That’s… unusual.. and shady… but okay.

Thinking his dream waifu is at arms reach after landing a job at Holy Forest Academy (despite him suplexing the principal), mind you, is a prestigious academy ,his patience is tested by his students.

He was assigned to be the Homeroom teacher to the notorious and rowdy Class 3-4 that would do anything to break their teachers down and make them quit! Now, their current prey is the titular, Onizuka. They can throw anything at him, but that’s nothing to an ex-biker gang leader! 

 

8. Wolf Girl And Black Prince 

Wolf Girl and Black Prince

INFORMATION
Title
Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Type
T.V
Studio
TYO Animations
Premiered
October 4, 2014
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Erika Shinohara lied about her romantic exploits to impress her friends at school! Like what most teenagers do to be at the top of the social hierarchy. So when asked to show a picture of her so-called “boyfriend” as proof, she randomly snapped a picture of a handsome stranger, not knowing it was the popular and kind-hearted Kyouya Sata! Is the guy really popular?

In order to salvage her reputation, she asks the popular guy if he can pretend to be her boyfriend just to keep up with her lie! Knowing that the guy is nice, she thought it would be an easy cover up. Now, this is when karma bites her back! (The joke will make sense later) 

Lo and behold, Kyouya is no kind-hearted guy as people say! He is a mean sadist! He agrees to keep her secret if she becomes her “dog!” What?! 

Just to keep the front, Erika agrees and follows his every command! Not only does she have to roll over, and sit, she has to bark, too! (Did the pun pay off)

Shockingly, she slowly sees a softer side of the guy she’s never seen before and falls for him! She just doesn’t know if he feels the same way! 

 

7. A Couple Of Cuckoos

INFORMATION
Title
. A Couple of Cuckoos
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
UfotableSynergySP, Shin-Ei Animation
Premiered
April 24, 2022
Episode Count
24
Duration
23 min per ep

Celebrity Erika Amano just wants to get out of an arranged marriage set-up by her parents. She pretends to jump to the river and frame her parents as the antagonist of her life all while livle in… Inusta? Sounds familiar… 

While a studious Nagi Amano didn’t think it was just a show, saves her and brought into a suggestive position. Unfortunately this gets him dragged into her mess via… you guessed it, blackmail! Using a misleading picture and an email to Nagi’s school, he is forced to pretend to be her boyfriend just to save his image! 

Though it feels like a joke or more like karma, her plan ultimately fails as Erika’s parents reveal that the two of them were switched at birth at the hospital and all along Erika was arranged to be married to… drum roll! Nagi himself! Now they have to live together! 

What is it with Erikas and lying??? And of course karma! 

 

6.Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children

INFORMATION
Title
Tsurezure Children 
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
Studio Gokumi
Premiered
April 24, 2022
Episode Count
12
Duration
12 min per ep

Young and high school love can be very sweet. That’s the theme of Tsurezure Children! Young high schoolers will finally know what love feels like! From being curious about it to getting to experience it firsthand! 

It depicts various love stories of how love comes into fruition along with the challenges and struggles that come with it. 

 

5. Pokémon: Zoroark: Master Of Illusions

INFORMATION
Title
.  Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Type
Movie
Studio
OLM
Premiered
July 10, 2010
Episode Count
12
Duration
1 hr 36 mins.

You must be wondering, how can a wholesome series be under such a dark theme? Well… Set in Crown City, in this Pokemon movie, Grings Kodai is a successful yet greedy businessman! But his success will not be attainable if he hadn’t absorbed the Time Ripple created by the time-traveling Celebi. 

He can see the future all thanks to the Time Ripple but consequently, the greeneries died. In the present time, his powers are failing and he needs to reabsorb the Ripple before it vanishes. But he doesn’t know where the Riple is! Regardless of the consequences, he seeks the Ripple. 

In order to scavenge through the City, he captures a Zoroark and a Zoroa it is taking care of. During its transit, the Zoroa escapes. To make sure Grings plan succeeds, he shows fake  holographic footage that the Zoroa is held captive! 

He orders the Zoroark to use its ability to make illusions and scare off the townsfolk. Using the image of the three legendary dogs, it successfully scared the citizens. 

Somehow, Ash, Brock, and Dawn are entangled, they will stop Grings from succeeding from his plans and reunite the Zoroark and the Zoroa back together! 

 

4. Classroom Of The Elite

INFORMATION
Title
Classroom of the Elite
Genre
Drama, Psychological
Type
T.V
Studio
Lerche
Premiered
July 12, 2017
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is considered and seen as a utopia by the masses. Its students are viewed as smart as they have high ranking in Japan. But what they don’t know is how cutthroat and competitive the students in the school can be!

In this school, students experience freedom– well, not really.  Their treatment depends on their ranking, with A being the highest and D being the lowest. Though their membership is permanent, their rank is not. As students will claw just to reach the top to get a high score and be promoted to a higher rank.

In goes our main character, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, who was dumped in Class D, the worst class. There he will  witness how students will resort to any methods just to be on the top! True colors will show and ulterior motives will be revealed! 

 

3. Gleipnir

Gleipnir​

INFORMATION
Title
Gleipnir
Genre
Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Type
T.V
Studio
Pine Jam
Premiered
April 5, 2020
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

Shuuichi Kagaya is just an average highschooler until he discovers he transforms into a mascot-like monster. He doesn’t know why or how he turned into such a creature, but it just happened!

One night, he saw a burning house with a trapped girl inside. He transforms and saves the girl, but unknowingly drops his phone. With the evidence left, the girl, Claire Aoki, forces him to admit his “monster identity”, even going as far as pushing him off the rooftop! Talk about gratitude! 

To save himself, he forcefully transforms. This was an opportunity for the girl to snap pictures and use it as a blackmail to get more info about monsters, unfortunately, to no avail as Shuuichi doesn’t know anything to be honest.. 

Claire’s motives become clear as she searches for answers about her sister’s disappearance. According to her, she turned into a monster, too. Now, from blackmail to mystery, the two look for answers. 

 

2. Happy Sugar Life

INFORMATION
Title
Happy Sugar Life
Genre
Drama, Girls Love, Horror
Type
T.V
Studio
Ezόla
Premiered
July 14, 2018
Episode Count
12
Duration
24 min per ep

Satou Matsuzaka is a beautiful and popular girl, because of this she might have a few encounters with men, but this doesn’t mean she has felt true love until  she met an abandoned Shio Koubel. She has this sweet and loving feeling everytime she is with her, so she takes her in. 

With a lie that she lives with her aunt, the two live together happily. But the cost of living won’t pay itself so Satou ventures out for her Shio. 

In order to preserve and protect this “love” that she feels for Shio, she will do anything– stealing, crimes, gasp, even blackmailing! Nothing is off the table! Just for her beloved Shio.

Now that’s just twisted. 

 

1. Flowers Of Evil 

INFORMATION
Title
Flowers of Evil
Genre
Drama Romance
Type
T.V
Studio
Zexcs
Premiered
April 5, 2013
Episode Count
13
Duration
24 min per ep

Kasuga Takao is a quiet boy who loves reading books. His favorite is Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. Despite his quiet nature, he has a crush in their school, Saeki Nanako. He considers her his his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from afar. 

One day, he left his book in his classroom and ran back to retrieve it. There he found the book… and also Saeki’s gym clothes, like the rational yet impulsively human being he is, he takes both the book and the gym clothes and runs back home.

Now rumors are spreading that a pervert took the girl’s clothes! Shame and guilt is filling Kasuga, but what’s worse is, someone saw him! The silent yet weird Nakamura. As a witness, she uses her knowledge as a leverage to take control of his life. He needs to be her companion. 

What he thought was a simple afternoon chat, slowly spiraled down to something more sinister! His life, his love, and his sanity is in the line! 

 

Conclusion 

In life, we will face various adversaries, challenges, and difficulties, but gosh, these  shows put the stakes up a notch!  Now that was 12 Blackmail Anime that would either make you laugh or send chills down your spine! I’m totally shivering right now! OMG! 

Just a disclaimer, even if blackmails are cool plot devices and theoretically, look effective, it is  not and never will be cool in real life, so don’t even try it for your evil schemes!  Which is your favorite? Do you think we missed a Blackmail Anime? Will you be watching any of it? Comment down below!