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19+ BEST Arrogant Anime Characters of All Time!

Updated November 18, 2022 by Ernie

Do you ever look at some of the anime characters and go like, just how do you have so much confidence? Well, firstly, its because they are arrogant. Secondly, they strongly believe in themselves. 

Some anime characters often annoy us with their arrogant behavior. So, if youre curious to find out which anime characters are considered the most arrogant, keep scrolling below! 

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PRIDEFUL ANIME CHARACTERS 

20. Noelle Silva (Black Clover) 

Title Black Clover
Genre Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Type TV 
Studio Pierrot
Premiered Fall 2017
Episodes 170
Duration 23 min per ep

While most of us consider Noelle Silva as our ultimate waifu in Black Clover, dont forget that theres more than just beauty to her. Shes confident, courageous, and prideful. But theres kindness embedded in her as well. So, shes a mixture of both, arrogance and kindness. You can consider her a tsundere. Noelle is a bittersweet girl with whom youd form a bittersweet relation. 

Noelle Silva is one of the main characters in Black Clover who is mostly seen by Astas side. She belongs to the royal Silva Family and has royal blood running in her veins. Noelle possesses water magic and is a 3rd class Junior Magic Knight. 

Noelle also has a water spirit that is devoted to serving her and helping her during intense battles. 

Related: Black Clover Filler List!

19. Orochimaru (Naruto) 

Title Naruto
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Type TV 
Studio Pierrot
Premiered Fall 2002
Episodes 230
Duration 23 min per ep

When it comes to being one of the dirtiest villains in anime history, Orochimaru must be included! Hes Konohagakures great Sanin who wants to find out all the hidden secrets in the world. He lives his life to accomplish his every day goals and hed do everything to achieve them, literally everything! 

We can describe Orochimaru as a complex being with a twisted personality. Hes definitely one of the most arrogant anime characters of all time as he is quite powerful and hes quite cruel as well. Orochimaru has developed a god complex where he thinks hes the most superior and no one is better than him. He highly values himself and pays attention to himself as well. 

18. Hisoka Morrow (Hunter X Hunter)

Title Hunter X Hunter 
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Type TV 
Studio Madhouse
Premiered Fall 2011
Episodes 148
Duration 23 min per ep

Hisoka is definitely one of the most intimidating and popular antagonists of all time throughout the anime history. His mysterious aura and intense gaze made him stand out from the rest of the characters. Hisoka can be best described as a cocky, arrogant, and boastful individual who fights others for the sake of the thrill. Hes always looking forward to fighting powerful opponents. 

Hisoka is also known to be a magician and Grim Reaper. He was associated with the Phantom Troupe and serial killers who are always aiming to fight powerful characters. Despite his arrogant personality, he likes Gon, Killua, and other strong people with whom he enjoys fighting.

17. Sosuke Aizen 

Title Bleach 
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Type TV
Studio Pierrot
Premiered Fall 2004
Episodes 366
Duration 24 min per ep

Sosuke Aizen is popular among many girls for being a badass. Hes one of the most intimidating villains of all time too. We didnt know that hed turn out to be a traitor and betray Soul Society. He used to be the captain of the 5th Division in Global 13 but later on leaves the Soul Society behind. 

As far as his personality is concerned, he appears to be polite and soft-spoken but thats just one side of him. Dont let his soft tongue sway you. Hes highly calculative and arrogant, only thinking about what benefits him in different situations. Hes definitely one of the warriors in the anime whos quite sturdy and strong. To know more about him, watch Bleach

16. Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill La Kill) 

Title Kill La Kill
Genre Action, Comedy, Ecchi
Type TV
Studio Trigger
Premiered Fall 2013
Episodes 24
Duration 24 min per ep

Ragyo Kiryuin is one of the main villains in Kill La Kill, shes Soichiros wife and is also Satsuki and Ryukos mother. Ragyo is the type of person who has decorated herself with luxurious things to portray how elegant she looks. But her personality is quite far from  elegant. 

Shes a prideful woman who can get sinister as she enjoys dominating over others. She looks down on others and is greedy for power as well. 

15. Erina Nakiri (Food Wars) 

Title Food Wars 
Genre Gourmet
Type TV
Studio J.C Staff
Premiered Spring 2015
Episodes 24
Duration 25 min per ep

Erina Nakiri is one of the main characters in Food Wars whos trying to become a high-level chef. She has a patrician background and is a pampered girl. She is used to seeing the best things in her life. So, we can say that Erina is quite spoiled. 

When it comes to cooking, shes naturally talented and her looks are no joke as well! Shes proud of her looks and cooking. Thats why she might come off as a bit arrogant. People who grew up having everything might act arrogant. Just like that, Erina had everything in her life, so shes proud. Erina is also known to stand above everyone else in her class. 

14. Katsuki Bakugo (My Hero Academia) 

Title My Hero Academia 
Genre Action
Type TV
Studio Bones
Premiered Spring 2016
Episodes 13
Duration 24 min per ep

Katsuki Bakugo grew up bullying Izuku Midoriya when they were young. So, from the very start, he was spoiled and arrogant. He always teases people who are weaker than him. So, when he grew up, he decided to put his arrogance to work and become a hero! 

Overall, Bakugo is a short-tempered and crude guy who might come off as very unheroic due to these traits. Such problematic behavior stems from his bullying in his childhood days. I believe Midoriya deserved better. Anyways, this intense guy is quite popular all around the world for his badass behavior. In fact, he also changed since he got the chance to lead his own team and mentor other kids. 

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13. Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom) 

Title Assassination Classroom
Genre Action, Comedy
Type TV
Studio Lerche
Premiered Winter 2015
Episodes 22
Duration 23 min per ep

Karma Akabane is one of Konsenseis students who was suspended from his school due to violent behavior. We already know this character is one arrogant fellow. Throughout his school, hes known to be violent and problematic. Hes always creating problems for everyone around him and he can manipulate others as well. Karma is often seen fighting others. People describe him as a person who carries mischief in his eyes. 

Hes mostly relaxed but whenever hes bored, he goes out to tease everyone. In fact, Karma is also known to be one hardworking student who can achieve a lot of great things once he puts his mind into it. 

12. Toru Oikawa (Haikyuu!!) 

Title Haikyuu!!
Genre Sports 
Type TV
Studio Production I.G
Premiered Spring 2014
Episodes 25
Duration 24 min per ep

Haikyuu is surely known to be one of the BEST sports anime of all time, right? Just like that, there are plenty of characters in the anime that are quite famous for their different personalities and handsome appearances. Now, we have Toru Oikawa who belongs to Aoba Johsai High and serves as a captain and setter for the Volleyball team. 

When it comes to his personality, its quite complex. He has a flirty side as well as the childish side. Hes mostly known to have a disgusting personality. Others tend to avoid interacting with him. Toru is quite clever and smart when it comes to coming with different strategies! To find out more about this boy, watch Haikyuu!! 

11. Escanor (The Seven Deadly Sins) 

Title The Seven Deadly Sins 
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Type TV
Studio A-1 Pictures
Premiered Fall 2014
Episodes 24
Duration 24 min per ep

Since Escanor is quite powerful, hes prideful. Hes known to be submissive as well as polite. Mostly, he comes off as a boastful and self-absorbed individual trying to accomplish certain goals. His personality also changes day and night. 

Escanor is known to be the Sin of Pride in Seven Deadly Sins. Hes a man known for his strength around the Liones Kingdom. However, despite his prideful personality, he still cares for his comrades and makes sure of their safety. If youre closer to Escanor, you can totally rely upon him during battles. Hes also shown to have a competitive nature. 

10. Freiza (Dragon Ball Z) 

Title Dragon Ball Z 
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Type TV
Studio Toei Animation
Premiered Spring 1989
Episodes 291
Duration 24 min per ep

Freiza is one of the villains in Dragon Ball Z who elongated the story of anime a bit too much. Indeed, Freiza was a difficult villain to eradicate. However, seeing the current amount of villains in Dragon Ball Z, we realize that Freiza is nothing. 

Freiza is known to be a powerful, dominant, and arrogant individual who loves destruction. Freiza is one of the most sadistic beings in the universe of Dragon Ball Z. he is a narcissistic person who is more than a psychopath! Hes highly manipulative and the type of villain whod make you want to smack them hard. But still, Freiza was quite a powerful villain in the anime. What do you guys think? 

9. Griffith (Berserk)

Title Berserk
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Type TV
Studio OLM
Premiered Fall 1997
Episodes 25
Duration 25 min per ep

Griffith is a well-known leader of the Band of Falcon. Hes a supreme commander of Midland. As he has taken part in many of the battles, hes well-known and has a reputation as Falcon of Light in the anime. Through his manipulative skills, he tricked our boy Guts into the wrong things. 

Griffith is an arrogant being who might come off as a soft being at first. But if you get to know him deeply, you wont be able to trust your eyes. Hes a cruel and ruthless person who isnt afraid of killing anyone. Although hes quite daring yet he has kept a well-mannered reputation and thats why his people respect him. 

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8. Light Yagami (Death Note) 

Title Death Note 
Genre Supernatural, Suspense
Type TV
Studio Madhouse
Premiered Fall 2006
Episodes 37
Duration 23 min per ep

Light Yagami is the main character in Death Note who comes across a mysterious note called the Death Note:. If you write anyones name in it, that person will die. Our boy wanted to cleanse the world of crime and decided to eradicate criminals. Soon enough, hes on a killing spree. 

Just like that, without Light realizing it, he turned into a villain! He started killing people ruthlessly and thats when the investigation team of L got suspicious. Although Light is a hardworking student, hes quite arrogant too. After getting the Death Note, he believes that he has all the power in the world! 

7. Lord Boros (One Punch Man) 

Title One Punch Man
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Type TV
Studio Madhouse
Premiered Fall 2015
Episodes 12
Duration 24 min per ep

Lord Boros is the leader of Dark Matter Thieves. Hes involved with a group of aliens that are trying to destroy the A-City in One Punch Man. He is so arrogant that hes not even surprised by his powers anymore. Yes, if you didnt know Lord Boros is quite overpowered. 

When it comes to his personality, hes quite prideful but that pride comes from his confidence in his abilities. He loves the thrills of battles and would do anything to win a certain battle. So, if you see Lord Boros on the streets, you better hide beneath the sheets! 

6. Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit of Demon Academy) 

Title The Misfit of the Demon Academy
Genre Action, Fantasy
Type TV
Studio SILVER INK
Premiered Summer 2020
Episodes 13
Duration 23 min per ep

Anos Voldigoad is the main character in The Misfit of Demon Academy whos popular for being arrogant. Hes known to be the reincarnation of the man whos scared to be the Demon King of Tyranny. Hes arrogant, prideful, and invincible in battles!

Everyone in the Demon King Academy started to get annoyed of Anos and in fact there were people who became quite fearful of him too! 

If you come across Anos Voldigoad, try your best to avoid him! To know more about Anos, watch The Misfit of Demon Academy

5. Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) 

Title Naruto
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Type TV 
Studio Pierrot
Premiered Fall 2002
Episodes 230
Duration 23 min per ep

Sasuke Uchiha is one of the main characters in Naruto who has been super popular for being a badass. Hes a competitive and strong  ninja in Konoha. Hes not afraid of coming across dangerous situations since he knows just how to tackle them. To not include Sasuke Uchiha on the list of arrogant characters would be considered a crime, no offense guys! 

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4. Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass) 

Title Code Geass 
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Type TV 
Studio Sunrise
Premiered Fall 2006
Episodes 25
Duration 24 min per ep

Lelouch is a man known for his intellect and arrogance due to his upbringing. Hes the main character in Code Geass and is known as the Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire. When it comes to his personality, hes a very smart and cunning person who can come up with various strategies in no time. His brain works perfectly even under much pressure

3. Dio Brando (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) 

Title Jojos Bizarre Adventure 
Genre Action, Adventure, Supernatural
Type TV 
Studio David Production
Premiered Fall 2012
Episodes 26
Duration 24 min per ep

You thought it was you, but it was me DIO! (KONO DIO DA!!) Yes, hes your main villain in Jojos Bizarre Adventure series. Dio Brando was originally an orphan until he  was adopted by the Joestars. Actually, hes a vampire and  as the series progressed a stand user! 

You must never come across Dio, he will never leave you alone and torment you very badly! Overall, Dio is a very cocky, straightforward, and arrogant person. 

2. Jessie and James (Pokemon) 

Title Pokemon
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Type TV 
Studio Pierrot
Premiered Spring 1997
Episodes 276
Duration 24 min per ep

Ah yes! Take me back to the good old days when Jessie and James chanted their arrogance to introduce themselves. HAHA! Anyways, Jessie and James belong to Team Rocket and they try to snatch Pikachu from Ash. I still dont understand their obsession with Pikachu though. Anyways, theyre also quite arrogant considering the fact that theyre highly obsessed with themselves. 

1. Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) 

Title Dragon Ball Z 
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Type TV
Studio Toei Animation
Premiered Spring 1989
Episodes 291
Duration 24 min per ep

HAHA! Prince Vegeta! Hes very prideful when it comes to his strength. Vegeta is the embodiment of arrogance. Ayy! Im not hating on him, thats just a part of his personality. Vegeta has an ego bigger than the whole universe. Hes quite arrogant as hes from a royal background and doesnt mind beating up anyone anytime. 

Related: Dragon Ball Z Filler List!

Conclusion

Thats it for our list of 19+ BEST Arrogant Anime Characters of All Time. I hope you guys enjoyed reading the blog! Do let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. These characters are definitely one of the best arrogant characters since their egos are quite high. Anyways, see you guys on the next blog! 

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