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10 Anime With Better Villains Than Demon Slayer

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Demon Slayer's villains are pretty cool and surprisingly sympathetic, but other anime series' villains are even more compelling as antagonists.

Demon Slayer is a smash-hit shonen action anime that has all the ingredients for a fine fantasy adventure. It's got a cast of lovable and memorable main characters, a slick combat system of demons and swords, top-tier animation from Studio UFOtable, and, of course, some cool villains for the heroes to fight. These demons have fascinating designs, abilities, and personal arcs.

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Pound for pound, these are some of shonen's finest villains, but even they fall short compared to the villains found in other shonen series. The antagonistic demons are a bit repetitive when it comes to their backstories, for example, with most of them being tragic humans who became demons to overcome their own fears or weaknesses. The demons of Demon Slayer also lack the dazzling powers and cool philosophies of other anime series' villains.

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It's true that many villains in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fit the "monster of the week" mold, but that doesn't mean they are cheap gimmicks or forgettable cannon fodder. These villains are vividly memorable with their music-inspired names, cool Stands, clever tactics, and truly weird behavior and speech patterns.

No one will ever forget the brutal blond vampire Dio Brando, nor will anyone soon forget the chilling, explosive serial killer Yoshikage Kira. Then there are more unique villains like the cheating gambler Daniel J. D'Arby, the eccentric Doppio, and the yandere girl Yukiko and her hair-based Stand.

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