Over the past few years, Demon Slayer fans have been discussing who is the worst character out of all the Demon Slayer characters, and it has been a long since Demon Slayer manga ended, so there was a poll held in Japan to see who is the most hated character of Demon Slayer.
Seriously speaking, I was kind of shocked to see a few characters on the lists that didn’t deserve to be there, and some deserted to be there, but most of the fans don’t hate them as much as I do.
The hatred of specific characters depends from one viewer to another. For some fans, Akaza would be the most hated character, but for some, he won’t be there after seeing his backstory.
The list is based on Japanese fans who voted their personal preference. So let’s see from bottom to top who are the most hated Demon Slayer Characters.
Top Most Hated Demon Slayer Characters by Japanese Fans
Note: Your hated character can be another favorite character. The hatred varies from person to person. This list is based on Japanese fans who voted for the most hated Demon Slayer Character.
10. Rengoku’s father, aka Shinjurō Rengoku
First on the list, we have Shinjurō Rengoku, a.k.a father of Kyojuro Rengoku, who was also the former flame Hashira for a long time. He is hated by most of the Demon Slayer fandom because he always insulted his son, Kyojuro Rengoku, for being Hashira and all other Hashira after his wife, Ruka Rengoku, died.
Then he started blaming himself for not being strong enough and also started to hate other Hashira and Demon Slayers. He is also cold-hearted towards his son’s bold actions.
However, he was redeemed at the end of the season when he helped guard the Ubuyashiki family. We also saw him crying after Kyojiro’s death. He may be hard from the outside, but I know he is just as soft as Kyojiro from the inside.
Total Votes: 10k+ approx
Hantengu holds the fourth place in the Twelve Kizuki and is Upper Rank Four demon. He plays a major role in the Swordsmith Village Arc of Demon Slayer, and he is hated for how he is always sorry for his existence, looking like an old man always crouching, and having a fearful expression on his face makes the fans hate looking at him.
He was a great lair as a child and as a human, pretending to be blind, so that he could steal from people. He never fights directly. Instead, he keeps himself hidden and lets his other aspects fight for him. I think most of the fans hated him since because of him, Nezuko was almost close to death.
Total Vote: 12k+ approx
Rui is the primary villain in Natagumo Arc in Demon Slayer. He was a demon from the Twelve kizuki, ranking at Lower Rank Five. Rui’s personality is somewhat polite, never raising his voice towards anyone, whether it is a demon or demon slayer. During the fight with Tanjiro, he talked with respect.
But still, he is hated because of his perspective of thinking about family. He forced other demons to act as his family and even went as far as torturing those who opposed him of his ideals. He was also willing to kill his family members if they did not follow his orders.
Total Votes: 13k+ approx
Gyutaro is the older brother of Daki and can be seen together in the Entertainment District Arc of Demon Slayer. He holds the primary position in the Twelve kizuki, ranking at Upper-Rank Six with his sister. He may be very protective about his sister, but still, the Demon Slayer fans hate him.
He thinks that violence is the solution to everything. He is also jealous of those who have a better life than him, as he spent his life in poverty. He is also cruel and ruthless. While in the final moments of his life, he yelled at his sister for losing.
However, many fans were melted after seeing his back story, where protected his sister no matter the circumstances.
Total Votes: 15k+ approx
Alongside Hantengu, Gyokko also played a major role in Swordsmith Village Arc of Demon Slayer. He was also a Demon from the Twelve Kizuki, ranking in the position of Upper-Rank Five. His human name was Managi, and as a child, he was a very weird one.
Gyokko is Muzan’s favorite because his pots sell for a high price, and he was also the mastermind behind the attack of Swordsmith Village. Gyokko is a character that most people hate as he is violent and weirdly creepy.
Total Votes: 17k+ approx
Daki and his older brother Gyutaro can be seen together in the Entertainment District Arc of Demon Slayer. She was also a demon from the Twelve Kizuki, ranking at Upper-Rank Six being the secondary rank holder along with his brother, Gyutaro. She was turned into a demon by Dōma with his older brother.
Her personality is very immature and childish. She thinks that she is superior to demon hunters just because she can’t be killed easily. She has no acceptance of failure. She does not allow anyone, except his older brother, to be touched because of her pride.
We can see her killing a bunch of people in the Entertainment District Arc. I think fans hated her because of her personality, where she thinks she is perfect and looks down on others.
Total Votes: 20k+ approx
Enmu is in fourth place for being hated most of all Demon Slayer characters. He was in the Mugen train arc of Demon Slayer. He was a member of the Twelve kizuki holding the lower rank one. He is hated for his arrogance and ego, looking down upon humans believing all humans are the same and weak.
Enmu is very cold-hearted and openly accepts that he enjoys making people suffer, which gives him pleasure. He is a psychopathic demon who manipulates children into helping him kill members of the Demon Slayer Corps.
He is also loyal to Muzan and worships him. His way of fighting is forcing anyone into deep sleep leaving the enemy defenseless and unable to fight.
Total Vote: 21k+ approx
Holding third place in the most hated characters of demon Salyer is also a villain named Kaigaku. He also holds a place in the Twelve Kizuki, holding the sixth place of Upper-Rank Six.
Kaigaku is very cowardly and selfish, though he never accepts it when in front of a stronger opponent, Kaigaku quickly surrenders. He also looks down on others when he faces Zenitsu, he calls him worthless for having no dignity.
He also betrays Gyomei, making him distrust the children. He betrayed the Demon Slayer Corps, driving his master to suicide, and later became a demon himself.
Total Vote: 25k+ approx
Following the list, we have the second most hated Demon Slayer character, Dōma, one of the members of twelve Kizuki. Also, he is the second most powerful villain ranking him Upper Rank Two. Dōma is also responsible for killing Inosuke’s mother, Kotoha Hashibira.
The worst thing about Dōma is that he is very brutal and enjoys causing pain to others. He is also a good strategist and cunning, making him more difficult to defeat.
He pretends to be very friendly on the outside, but still, he makes enemies wherever he goes. Dōma is also hated by Muzan himself since he is too careless. Finally, fans were relieved when he was killed by Shinobu and Kanao in Infinity Castle Arc.
Total Votes: 29k+ approx
1. Muzan Kibutsuji
Muzan Kibutsuji, the demon king, is among the top list of most hated demon slayer characters. He is the most hated villain with no feelings and sorrow, not even towards his own subordinates. Everyone, including his own closest men, is terrified of his name.
Muzan believes himself to be the most powerful person and refuses to accept his flaws showing how arrogant he is. The hunger for more power makes him even more hated in the Demon Slayer fandom. To obtain power, he can cross up to any limit, showing his evilness.
Total Votes: 41k+ approx