Antisocial is someone who finds social communication a waste of energy-draining and likes to spend their time alone. Although some introverts may desire a flourishing social life, their insecurity and social stress make them challenging to attain popularity.
Other introverts are self-sufficient and dedicate themselves as loners and shut-ins, as they never even visualize being part of an organization. We have seen lots of characters in the anime who are jolly and fulfill their life normally. But there are some of the characters who are introverted and fall under the antisocial category.
Check out the list of top ten anime protagonists with introverted and antisocial characters.
10) Yuno (Black Clover)
Black Clover’s Yuno is an orphan raised in a village named Hage in the forsaken realm after the downfall of the House Grinberryall. He has smooth and emotionless behavior and discusses when he needs to convey his ideas and insights. He doesn’t like to indulge in intercommunications with others as he thinks it’s a waste of talent and energy.
Yuno only communicates with others when it is obligated and necessary. His passion for becoming a wizard king and the will to not giving up even in the face of death is an astounding trait that moves everyone around him.
Yuno, who has a calm and collected personality, has proven himself on beating the strongest mages with less effort on the battlefield.
9) Uchiha Sasuke (Naruto)
Uchiha Sasuke is one of the protagonists, as well as the antisocial character of the Naruto franchise. He possesses a calm, cold, and aloof personality and prefers to become a lone wolf. He is unfriendly and cold toward others, unaffected and uninterested in what they think of him and what they do. His pursuit of powers made him irrational and ruthless. Sasuke didn’t hesitate to assassinate anyone if they seemed like a threat.
Sasuke is the last surviving member of the Uchiha Clan. He possesses a hatred for his older brother for assassinating his parents and the entire Uchiha Clan members.
After his clan members’ and parents’ assassination, Sasuke lost his innocence, ideals, and beliefs and changed his personality into a cold, lonely, cruel, cynical, and arrogant. His sole purpose in life was to avenge his family and kill his brother, Uchiha Itachi.
8) Ryuuguuin Seiya (Cautious Hero)
Cautious Hero’s Ryuuguuin Seiya is the main protagonist and the hero chosen by the goddess Ristarte to save the kingdom of Gaebrande. He possesses a skeptical personality of being overly cautious. He doesn’t trust anyone and prefers to do things of his own accord. He refuses to face any enemy until he has prepared himself to his full extent. This personality makes him diligent when it comes to preparing for future battles. He doesn’t hesitate to manipulate others even if this will lead them to be hurt.
Seiya tends to talk bluntly to others and is swift in expressing his dissatisfaction with others’ opinions and reactions. He doesn’t want to be sociable and tends to become an introverted character when someone approaches him.
Seiya is not hesitant to do stuff like burning the whole village or pouring holy potions to strangers to find whether they are an enemy or an ally. He is dismissive and uninterested in hobbies or interests like gathering and socializing.
7) Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Kyouko no Rettousai)
Tatsuya Shiba is a vigorous self-assured young man who has a rigid expression and a hard-bitten personality. His facial expressions are considered rather dull, but he possesses ascetic and competent-looking traits with deep-set eyes and a piercing gaze. He does not maintain the ability to feel any strong sentiments like anxiety, despair, jealousy, hatred, loathing, greed, and lust.
Tatsuya becomes an introverted character because he doesn’t like to gather attention and hates doing chores. Due to the unsociable background, he lost his emotions and became a cold and uncaring person except for her sister Miyuki while undergoing many dire straits.
A brilliant and analytical person, Tatsuya’s sentiments are merely skewed and possess distinctive analytical power, as he can classify people into hostile and non-hostile. He is overprotective and cares for Mitsuki. If anyone poses a threat to her, he doesn’t hesitate to become ruthless and massacre them.
6) Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge is the main protagonist of the series. He has a very stoic personality, making him hide his true feelings even when enduring pain and hardships. He is very cold and tactical when on the battlefield and doesn’t hesitate to sacrifice citizens or soldiers to achieve his objectives. His main motive and personality are shaped by several factors like genetic predispositions, royal upbringing, the murder of his mother, and the disability of his sister.
Lelouch possesses cold, ruthless behavior when he is angered and doesn’t hesitate even to kill his bloodlines if he doesn’t like the statement they deliver. He is a knowledgeable individual who possesses a calm, sophisticated, and arrogant personality. Lelouch wears dual masks to hide his real motives, nature, and feelings. While at school, he handles himself as a friendly, likable, and easygoing type of character. However, when he takes the role of Zero, he shows his true nature of being vicious and coldhearted.
His tendency of hatred for nobles is very high, often leading him to take many challenges from them and overthrowing their pride and confidence to the ground. He thinks of them as overprivileged parasites of society.
5) Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
Hajime Nagumo is considered the main protagonist of the Arifureta franchise. After being betrayed by one of his classmates, which lead him to fall deep into the abyss dungeon, he struggled hard to survive and discarded his kindness. He embraced a new disposition of being cold, unstable, ruthless, uncaring and became a ruthless killer to murder anyone who gets in his way.
Hajime is ruthless and abusive toward his enemies and allies. He manipulates them, which leads his enemies toward their deaths and despairs. Due to the difficulties and sufferings, he had to endure, he developed a firm conviction of being an independent person. He came to terms with thinking that he is better at surviving with his newly found abilities instead of relying on others.
Due to his sudden change in appearance and personality, Hajime doesn’t care about others and doesn’t hesitate to kill even his friends and allies if they try to betray him again. His behavior led him to act unsociable and unfriendly toward others.
4) Kiyotaka Ayanokoji (Classroom of the Elite)
Classroom of the Elite focuses on a high school student named Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, who has an inconspicuous and unobtrusive personality. He is an unmotivated student and is very inadequate at interacting with others. He talks in a very monotonous way and tends to detach himself from his companions, not getting associated with any social activities. These traits lead him as a cunning, uncaring, breezy, and carefree type of person.
Ayanokoji’s temperamental and emotionless attitude makes him harder to socialize with others. His real mindset is that he thinks everyone around him is a tool and is only enthusiastic about winning.
He does not despise manipulating others with sacrificing them as pawns as long as they can help him achieve his goal.
3) Houtarou Oreki (Hyouka)
Hyouka focuses on a high school student named Houtarou Oreki, an apathetic, sarcastic, and calm guy. His primary drive is to prioritize energy preservation above all else. He doesn’t like to talk that much because of his attitude and rarely shows his emotions and expressions. However, he also possesses distinguished reasoning and judgment skills.
Oreki finds social intercommunications a waste of energy-depriving medium and doesn’t enjoy other people’s companionship. Unless he has a good reason, he will not go out of his way to act friendly.
He joined the Classic Literature Club at his older sister’s request to stop it from being dissolved and couldn’t reject Chitanda to pass on joining the club.
2) L (Death Note)
Death Note highlights an introverted, secluded character named ‘L,’ an obscure, mysterious, and highly-esteemed international detective. He is a remarkably busy detective who needs to keep his identity a secret so, he has remained a loner due to safety reasons. His introverted nature is due to his personal choice.
L is quite reserved who likes to stay hidden, and only interacts with the world through his representative, Watari. He never shows his face to the world due to his introverted behavior and represents himself with a capital letter “L.”
He doesn’t desire social intercommunications and is obsessed with living as a loner for the rest of his life. He also stated that Light Yagami was his first friend.
1) Hikigaya Hachiman (Oregairu)
Oregairu highlights an introverted anime character named Hikigaya Hachiman, who is deemed an unconcerned cool high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic attitudes. He is happy with wasting all of his time being isolated and end up being a scapegoat. He only interacts with others when he is obligated but never really contemplates the plausibility of making friends.
Hachiman sees most of the social intercommunications as hypocritical and status-building inconsistency, which he thinks is a waste of time and energy. He likes to stay away and wants no part in those farce.
Even though Hachiman has a hard limit on the significance of social intercommunications that he can endure, he still wants to connect with others, as shown in the later episodes of Oregairu franchise.