The top 20 anime characters to hide wicked natures behind their charming demeanor (“haraguro”) have been ranked, identifying Gintama as a source of much deception character-wise, with light novels also delivering scores more beguiling characters.

The ranking, based on the opinions of 10,000 voters:

1. Sougo Okita (Gintama)


2. Iroha Isshiki (Oregairu)


3. Nadeko Sengoku (Monogatari series)


4. Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!)


5. Shouichi Imayoshi (Kuroko no Basket)


6. Makoto Hanamiya (Kuroko no Basket)


7. Nico Yazawa (Love Live!)


8. Light Yagami (Death Note)


9. Silica (Sword Art Online)


10. Ume Kurumizawa (Kimi ni Todoke)


11. Chinatsu Yoshikawa (Yuru Yuri)

12. Shiroe (Log Horizon)

13. Nagisa Hazuki (Free!)

14. Charlotte Dunois (Infinite Stratos)

15. Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

16. Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)

17. Ami Kawashima (Toradora)

18. Kyuubey (Madoka Magica)

19. Komachi Hikigaya (Oregairu)

20. Momo Deviluke (To Love-Ru)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 31/05/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Since when does Silica have a wicked character?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    My thoughts exactly... List is Moot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    did they mistake Silica with Yuniko, they indeed possess similar voice

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since when does Silica has a character at all?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She has a character. Even three characters
    There, three characters!

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    Comment by Neonie
    11:25 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I don't remember Silica having an alternate personality or motives behind her demeanor. That's just how she is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or pehaps she did that coz she was a very little girl at the beginning when she got stuck in SAO. This is perhaps why she called everyone oniichan. Also, common sense tells me most SAO players who got stuck in the game probably taught her that shit and she used to called every one oniichan lol. Idk, just an assumption.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like because she is a poorly written loli character by a bad writer.

    1) Calls everyone oniichan unconditionally despite being already 14.
    2) Plays a shady MMO on the day it is released despite clearly being a gaming noob.
    3) Has little characterization and role than being "Kirito sub-harem member B" together with Lisbeth

    A well written character indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    did she do something in the novels? I'm really confused

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I recall correctly, when she's first introduced, she's a slut who'll onii-chan anyone to carry her through dungeons.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    12:30 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She can onii-chan me anytime :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, she didn't. It's just stupid people being stupid yet again (I'm talking about the voters).

    She was an “idol” in SAO because she was young and had a tamed feathery dragon which is something other people couldn't do even after she'd told them how she did it (which we know can be blamed on the RNG in SAO). That's all there was to it. And though people did want her in their party a bit more than the average person of her strength due to her status as an “idol”, she wasn't deceiving people or anything.

    Of course, she wasn't very useful in combat, yes, and she did have to rely on Kirito to go to an area where people weaker than the front-liners generally didn't quest yet. But it's not her fault people wanted her in their party because she was a cute party mascot.

    Really, the guys who are calling her deceptive are just jealous ... of a character that isn't real anyway.

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    Comment by Neonie
    14:34 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 12:10: That may be true, but that doesn't change her personality. She never went "deep voice" or had a rotten base personality.

    Plus that seems like more of a result of her doing what she needed to do to survive, not her innate desire to mislead or abuse people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    IKR?! Since when??!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, she never did anything!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    that you KNOW of. DUN DUN DUN!!!!!

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    Comment by VZ
    07:41 31/05/2015 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    You know what's missing from this list? DECEPTICONS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 31/05/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    12. Shiroe (Log Horizon)
    WTF? "Haraguro Megane" that low in a haraguro character list?
    Fail is not enough to describe this ranking

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 02/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ranking was for "azatoi" + "haraguro".

    People mentioned in the actual ranking page that many voters may have voted for characters due to only 1 of those characteristics.

    (#1 is haraguro but not necessarily considered azatoi. and #2 is more of an azatoi character rather than haraguro)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Kyuubey should have been #1

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyuubey definitely belongs there and most on the list doesn't

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kaiki where... what a crap list!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    time to nourrish your god Rift with ramblings :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh look, a new list...
    *read the contents*

    Geez... Another fail list...

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:42 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the most deceptive characters are those who haven't let on to their true nature yet. Like Pikachu, the reincarnation of the devil.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    aka, list of shit nobody cares about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Half of the list are just popular characters and have nothing to do with the ranking topic

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:38 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No matter what the list is called, it's just a flavor of most popular.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    another shit list....

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where the fuck is Sosuke Aizen?

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    Comment by Usagi
    04:21 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    How can this list exist without Johan Liebert? That's just bonkerdoodles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    List is shit, popularity based bias towards the current trend. Going by psychological/deceptive feats people like Light and Lelouch clear this list easy. It' be first place tied between them, then 3rd, 4th and 5th place also being them.

    Also Aizen fooled an entire army for more than a century. He'd rape all of those shoujo cunts in that list and make them think they liked it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Momo is the ultimate succubus bitch !!! Go back to Hell !

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:34 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    nadeko wasn't exactly being deceptive. Koyomi was just dense or more likely didn't feel like having to respond to her feelings. Her arc in the second season was her finally being honest with herself and getting pissed. So unless she was decieving herself, I wouldn't call her deceptive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's the most evil one on the list… well, maybe excepting Kyuubey. Good choice. I'd have placed her number 1 or 2, but 3 is fine.

    Kurumi is also a fitting choice. What a great character.

    Charlotte however, does not. Hideyoshi belongs on this list more than Charlotte does. She's pretty honest and decent, she just has a secret she needs to hide. What's more, it stressed her out and she gave it up as soon as she could. And if she belonged here, what does that mean for the whole cast of Yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo?

    Masuzu from OreShura might fit in here as well. A couple of the folks from Fate|KitchenSink as well.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:24 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her feelings of love were fake, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 01/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, she was simply yandere...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i expected traps to be on the list

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    How's Hanamiya deceptive?
    He's wicked, true, but he doesn't hide it behind his demeanor at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    List is moot as fuck: where is Shampoo from Ranma 1/2?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    To old ... kids these days *wriggles with his cane*.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 31/05/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Get off my lawn!

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    Comment by overfiend
    13:42 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get it right, consarn it!


    "You kids get off my lawn!"


    "You kids get outt of my yard!"

    Dag gummed ignorant tadpoles!
    (gumble, grumble)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Light Yagami, the man who killed a lot of people and got away for a very long time, killed the smartest person on earth and he is only slightly less deception than a little girl. Mind blown.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Iroha Isshiki being number two is surprising... Is the anime even that far in yet? I know her personality from reading the novels can be somewhat deceptive (putting a mask for everyone except for the main character)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, she lies everytime she says she doesn't like 8man...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the entire list only Charlotte was truly deceptive by being a trap for one or two episodes.

    Everyone else was true to their nature.

    FailGame Sankaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I disagree. While to these watching anime, character like Yagami Light was easy to see through, that was because we saw story from his perspective. Other characters that have been close to him have been completel deceived, even his family.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, how is Kyuubey not number 1? This list makes no sense. They deceived humans since the beginning of history and made countless girls die from utter despair. The rest of the list pales in comparison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually he... they... weren´t deceptive, just they never told the full true. Still, awesome character, one of the best i´ve ever seen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that's exactly what deception is. Not lying, but being misleading.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:36 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Deception needs intention. Q-bey just doesn't understand humans well enough, so he himself doesn't feel that he is doing anything wrong.

    Withholding information isn't deception. For Q-bey everything is obvious. For him it's like handing someone a gun and then they complain that they killed with it. All Q-bey thinks about that is, well shit, guns kill. Didn't you know?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:27 03/06/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    How do you explain his actions during the series where he wants Madoka to become Magical Girl? He wants Madoka because of the tremoundous energy/entrope or whatever they are trying to obtain and without fully explain the ramifications of contract he keeps urging Madoka to become Magical girl. This is not deception? He is not manipulating the opposing party into making a deal that heavily lean on their own interest? To recruit more Magical Girls to fight Witches that's forcing a need on the opposising party.

    So I can urge you to sign a contract to get the latest iPhone for free but I don't tell you what I will do with your signature is not deception? Or give your personal information to marketing companies so they can spam your mailbox and email while I get the money is not deception?

    I recruit you to become a test subject (taking out your organs, part of your brain, heart, kidney) to cure Ebola which can temporarily help people. But deep down I know that the virus will mutate within you and become a worse threat and will need a new test subject? That's totally ok?

    Someone else mentions how they thought what He/They are doing is mutually beneficial. I have few questions: did they care if the Madoka's witch will destroy Earth? They said: "We've made our quota with this planet already. I guess we'll need to find alternative means." So Q-bey had human's best interest in mind? Or they were simply viewed as resources with bit of intelligence?

    Those who thinks Q-bey is not deceitful. Please demonstrate this by putting your real name, SSN, address, bank account number, PIN here. Help me understand that Q-bey is neutral. I don't intend to do anything with your information.

    Comment by Anonymous

    QB is one of the best characters you've ever seen?


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 31/05/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think kyuubey isn't higher up because he/she/they never intended to be deceitful. They actually thought what they were doing was a mutually beneficial relationship between humans and their kind and never understood what humans found so objectionable about it.
    Why isn't ayatsuji from amagami on here though.

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