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Let’s be fair, some of these women are downright nuts.
The term yandere was coined for the sweet on the outside but possibly murderous on the inside girl. They’ll love you forever, whether you want them to or not.
Since crazy girls rarely reveal their craziness right away, this column is full of spoilers!
7. Misaki Nakahara (Welcome to the NHK)
Misaki has all the trappings of the earnest girl-next-door type.
She manages to convince shut-in Tatsuhiro that she has a surefire way to cure him of his hikkokomori lifestyle, when in reality she’s co-dependent, manipulative, and a liar.
She takes her unhealthy need for verification up a notch when Tatsuhiro doesn’t return her feelings — so she tries to jump off a cliff.
6. Misa Amane (Death Note)
Misa seems like a hyper-active idol whose only folly is falling for someone as egotistical as Light Yagami.
Misa isn’t as innocent as she would have her fans believe, capable of murder for the one she loves and conniving to boot.
Given her tragic history, Misa’s less-than-stable approach to romance is almost understandable. Almost.
5. Mion/Shion Sonozaki (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
The fun-loving sempai of Hinamizawa brings a combo of mafia ties and a crazy twin sister who isn’t above switching places to avenge her wronged sister.
One of the anime’s plot arcs recounts Keiichi getting a doll from the local toy store and giving it to Rena instead of Mion.
Mion cries to her sister who goes on to avenge the slighted Mion with murder, kidnapping, and cackling laughter.