When it comes to anime, characters tend to have strong, unstoppable personas, especially towards the end of the series. However, it’s strange when these characters suddenly disappear without any explanation, leaving fans in confusion. As much as fans want to know the reasons behind these unexpected disappearances, it’s ultimately up to the mangaka or anime creators to decide. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 anime characters who disappeared without explanation.
10. Nui Harime – Kill la Kill
Nui Harime from Kill la Kill is a sadistic character who is virtually unstoppable, except for Ryuko’s scissor sword. Although it seems like fans wanted Nui to die by the hands of a hero, she ended up committing suicide due to a confusing order, leaving the fans wondering why the decision was made.
9. Exodia – Yu-Gi-Oh!
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yugi Mutou defeated Seto Kaiba using Exodia, which is known to be an unbeatable card when used together. In episode three, Weevil threw away Yugi’s Exodia cards into the ocean, leaving Joey to rescue them. This was a clever way to get rid of these unbeatable cards, much like how Seto ripped a Blue-Eyes White Dragon card in episode one.
8. Mewtwo – Pokemon
In Pokemon, Ash and his friends returned to Viridian City to face the last gym leader before the league. However, the gym leader was not there, but instead, Ash battled against Team Rocket. This was due to Mewtwo’s rampage, destroying the gym and disappearing for years. Although legendary Pokemon never get caught in anime, it was a letdown that Mewtwo never made another appearance.
7. Panty – Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty and Stocking were both strong characters towards the end of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Unfortunately, Stocking betrayed Panty by cutting her into 666 pieces in season one’s last episode. This sudden move left fans curious and confused until the series was renewed for another season in 2022.
6. Chaos – Sailor Moon
Chaos appeared late to the series, after the battle with Sailor Galaxia, as the mastermind behind every villain Sailor Senshi fought. However, this character was revealed too late and was defeated too quickly, which was a letdown for Sailor Moon fans. Even though Sailor Moon was a powerful character, it needed more development to justify Chaos’ sudden appearance and disappearance.
5. Asura – Soul Eater
Asura was the primary antagonist in Soul Eater, but his fate was left unknown. Being the embodiment of fear, Asura was hoping to take over and spread chaos, but was defeated by the Meister and Weapon partnership. In the end, Asura disappeared without any explanation of what happened to him, leaving fans to wonder if he’ll ever make a return.
Anime creators have their reasons for fading characters in anime and manga, but it can be frustrating for fans when it happens without any explanation. The characters mentioned above were powerful, intriguing, and unforgettable, making their sudden disappearance all the more jarring. Regardless, fans will always speculate and hope for their favorite characters to make a return, even if it’s just wishful thinking.