As much as it may hurt and aggravate us, betrayal is the perfect vehicle to drive the plot and character development of any story.
It seems to work especially well in anime, causing viewers to expect the unexpected. Creating very interesting plots at times driving our emotions through a wall.
That being stated, we at Anime Mantra will never betray your trust and we promise you that we’ll bring the most amazing anime. Down below are the Top 10 anime where the MC is betrayed.
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Here are Top 10 Anime Where MC is Betrayed & Comes Back OP:
10 . The Heroic Legend of Arslane ( Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical )
Starting with this, where the MC is betrayed but eventually made a comeback. In the year 320, the Kingdom of Pars enjoyed times of prosperity under the rule of King Andragorus III.
At the same time the kingdom is at war with the neighboring Empire of Lusitania ready for his first true taste of battle the Parisian Prince Arslan sets out onto the battlefield.
But unbeknownst to him his father in the kingdom is to be betrayed by one of its most trusted officials. And the army wholly defeated in the midst of the chaos Arslane is forced to flee of the country together with the General Daryun and a few other companions in pursuit of allies who will help him take back the capital Ekbatana.
The betrayal of the kingdom by its own officials is the catalyst which sets the story in motion proving it to be an integral theme in the anime all’s fair in love and war.
9. The Seven Deadly Sins ( Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen )
In an era similar to the medieval times in Europe, in the aftermath of a great holy war a group of knights has been accused of plotting to overthrow the Kingdom of Liones. Many years later Princess Elizabeth sets out on her own journey to find these seven knights, in order to enlist them to help her fight against the growing evil within the kingdom.
These knights are the strongest individuals in the kingdom and despite being labeled a band of outlaws, Elizabeth is certain that they can help. They are the seven deadly sins from the get go, we are presented with the theme of betrayal.
The vehicle through which the anime story is set off are the seven deadly sins the knights themselves being accused of treason was in itself a betrayal as they were framed another significant betrayal in the series is that of the former great holy knight Hendrickson.
The man responsible for the reactor class holy knights. Who obtained their power through the consumption of the blood of a demon and subsequently threatened peace in the kingdom perhaps, if there were eight deadly sins betrayal would be one of them.
8. Black Lagoon ( Action, Seinen )
This one of the best betrayal anime where the MC is betrayed. When a routine business trip goes awry, they are attacked by pirates from the lagoon trading company who sought the data disc he carried.
Japanese salaryman Okajima Rokurou is abandoned by his superiors and orders are sent by his department chief Kageyama to kill him and destroy the disk.
Now faced with a common enemy Rokurou helps the lagoon company pirates defeat the mercenaries sent to take his life.
In the aftermath of the battle having been told that, he has already been declared legally dead, Rokurou decides to join the lagoon company and the black lagoon crew, who had initially kidnapped him
Again we are presented with a betrayal which sets off the rest of the story in motion, this time in the workplace. Realizing that his superiors left him for dead, Rokurou decided to abandon that life altogether and set sail with the lagoon company.
Ironically Rokurou set his sights on the cut-throat world of crime and piracy, a world where betrayal is commonplace what sets black lagoon apart.
However, the betrayal doesn’t fuel the protagonist’s need for vengeance instead it introduces him to a world more colorful than the world he left betrayal is what allowed him to dare we say live his best life.
7. Deadman Wonderland ( Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural )
Deadman Wonderland is a prison unlike other prisons. It doubles as a theme park where prisoners are forced to participate in sadistic death games for the entertainment of the general public.
Fourteen-year-old egara shiganta’s class was meant to go on a class excursion to dead man wonderland but hours before departure every student in his class was murdered by a mysterious red entity with devastating powers.
As the only survivor Ganta was left to shoulder the blame and sentenced to death, a sentence which would be served in dead man wonderland the very subject of his class excursion.
now shouldering the deaths of all of his friends can Ganta survive in the suffocating violence that is deadman wonderland and clear his name in the process the betrayal.
In this anime isn’t immediately explained or expressed it’s an underlying tone despite not being in your face it’s one of the biggest factors which allows the plot to progress the individual who massacred Ganta’s classmates known as the wretched egg happens to be Shiro, his childhood friend and guardian angel-like entity when he is in the deadman wonderland.
She suffers from having a split personality, which came about as a self-preservation mechanism while she endured torturous experiments at the hands of scientists one of them being Ganta’s very own mother.
Shiro knowingly murdered Ganta’s friends and gave him the branches of sin essentially being the source of all his pain and suffering worse than a stab in the back.
6. Blast of Tempest ( Action, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Magic )
Takigawa Yoshino is hiding a major secret from his best friend Mahiro Fuwa he is dating Mahiro’s little sister Aiko. When Aiko Fuwa dies under mysterious circumstances. Mahiro disappears leaving Yoshino to live a fairly normal life without his best friend and girlfriend.
Just one month later Yoshino’s life changes, as he is held at gunpoint by a strange girl and surprisingly Mahiro arrives just in time to save his friend.
It turns out that Mahiro managed to enlist the help of Hakaze Kusaribe, a witch of the Kusaribe clan to help him find an entity known as the tree of exodus in order to prevent Hakaze’s brother from using its power and plunging the world into chaos as well as to find Aika’s killer.
The only problem is Hakaze is trapped on a deserted island, so Yoshino and Mahiro can only save the world and find Ike‘s killer through their own strength and wits in what could be seen. As one of the most unexpected plot twists it turns out that Ike’s killer is none other than Ika herself.
Ika is actually the magician of exodus meaning that in order to ensure that fate belinear she committed suicide.
Therefore, creating a world where the tree of genesis does not decide everything her first betrayal was keeping her relationship with Yoshino a secret from her brother, her second was allowing yoshino and Mahiro to suffer intense grief due to her death a death she brought upon herself albeit selflessly everything happens for a reason.
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5. The Future Diary ( Action, Mystery, Psychologist, Shonen )
Yukiteru Amano is a loner who spends most of his time recording the events that unfold around him on a day-to-day basis in a diary he keeps on his cell phone.
While in the company of his imaginary friend Daeus x Machina, the god of time it turns out that Deus is an actual god and in need of a successor as his time is running out.
Then he gifts Yukiteru the power of the random diary, a diary which like the one on his cell phone documents events unfolding around him except that, this one reports on events which haven’t happened yet.
Yukiteru is then thrown in to an 11 way battle with other diary wielders, the winner of which then becomes the new god of time. With his highly obsessive girlfriend Yuno Gasai by his side Yukiteru manages to survive some very precarious situations.
But unbeknownst to him, addition to being an unstable sadistic stalker is the winner of the survival in another timeline. Essentially Yuno’s plan to betray and later revive Yukiteru is what sets the entire story in motion.
As it’s what caused her to create a new timeline in which the events of the series take place a fittingly roundabout way to seal a happy ever after with your beloved we might add.
4. Btooom! ( Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Seinen )
In this anime the MC is betrayed by most of his close ones. Ryota Sakamoto is a 22 year old unemployed man who lives with his mother and spends most of his days playing the popular online game Batooom, where he is japan’s top player after a routine trip to the convenience store Ryota suddenly finds himself stranded on a deserted island with his memories in a haze and a strange crystal embedded in his left hand, given very little time to take in his surroundings.
He is very quickly forced to realize that a certain entity has recreated his favorite online game turning it into a real-life explosive death match. Where participants use a variety of bombs to kill each other and collect each other’s crystals in order to have a chance to leave the island Batooom.
It is a fairly dark anime with various themes addressing the negative aspects of humanity human society and relationships naturally. The subject of trust is brought up and it becomes apparent that the characters who end up on the island are sent there by people close to them, such as parents, friends and lovers.
These characters are cast aside by the very people with whom they are meant to have deep connections. Betrayal is a central theme as it is the very reason that all the characters end up on the island and much like a noxious cloud it sticks around to become the very reason why many characters end up becoming really messy fireworks.
3. Yona of the Dawn ( Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Roman )
Princess Yona of the Kingdom of Kouka has lived a relatively sheltered life away from the harsh realities of the state of the kingdom. Her life is thrown into chaos when her father is murdered and her cousin Soo-won puts her life in danger. Now forced to flee of the country Yona and her bodyguard Son hak see for themselves the truth about the country she once saw through rose-colored glasses.
Yona must now find a way to save her country, all while escaping attempts on her life ordered by the new king of the Kingdom of Kouka.
Yona of the dawn features a betrayal which rocks the world of the protagonist. In this specific case spurred on by feelings of love and fealty to her kingdom Yona seeks to return the country to its former glory. She also spends most of the series trying to come to grips with Soo-Won’s betrayal often asking herself why.
The betrayal is the main plot device and the reason why the protagonist escapes from her life of shelter forced to see reality and grow at the same time.
2. 91 Days ( Action, Drama, Historical )
When we talk about betrayal, this anime should come to your mind. In this anime the MC is betrayed but comeback stronger. Avilio Bruno is an enigmatic young man who received a letter from an unknown sender. The letter expresses the writer’s intention to help Avilio get revenge for the brutal murder of his family, at the hands of four individuals of the Vanetti family seven years prior.
Knowing that he has support Avilio returns to his hometown of Lawless in order to infiltrate the Vanetti family and punish the individuals responsible for the deaths of his mother, father and little brother, all those years ago. The quest for revenge is Avilio’s response to the initial betrayal expressed by his father Testa Lagusa, courtesy of the Vanetti family people with whom he had supposedly had a long working relationship.
This betrayal left Avilio without a family and fueled his rage. Cold and calculating as an adult Avilio does not even flinch at the prospect of betraying others. In order to achieve his goals and even executes simulated betrayals with frightening conviction and finesse. The gangster life chose him.
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion ( Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Power, Drama )
In the year A.D. 2010 the holy Empire of Britannia wished to flex its military might and establish itself as a global power. Armed with the devastating power of their mechs, the nightmare frames britannia quickly claimed sovereignty over most of the world. one day high school student and exiled prince of the empire Lelouch Lamperouge Britannia was caught in the middle of a skirmish between armed Britannian forces and Japanese rebels.
It’s during the skirmish that he meets C.C. a woman who gives him the power of kings known as Geass, which grants him the power of absolute obedience. With this new power and a desire to settle the score with the empire Lelouch sets out to exact his revenge using the Japanese rebellion as a catalyst. The empire incurred Lelouch’s wrath when his mother was brutally murdered and his
little sister Nunnally Lamperouge left blinded and crippled. Lelouch then harbored an intense hatred for the royal family as his mother’s death was a politically motivated decision. He saw the attack on his family as the ultimate betrayal and therefore set out to destroy the empire, using means many would label treason.
Betrayal can then be seen as one of the main themes of the entire series as well as the main driving force of Lelouch’s character. Betrayal is also apparent in various sub-plots throughout the series such as Japanese-born Tsutsaku’s Brittanian citizenship influencing his alignment in Britannia-Japan conflicts.
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