10 Best Anime Cults of All Time

The world of anime is expansive and offers many unique stories with compelling characters, engaging plots, and epic moments. While some anime come and go, many deliver unique and memorable experiences. Those types of anime typically contain well-written storylines and characters.

For our ongoing series of articles depicting the best anime, we’d like to highlight the best cults in anime. Whether fans love these cults for their charm or their portrayal in their series, these cults have earned their place on this list. 

Feel free to leave your comments about our choices below.

The Sacred Eye Cult (Future Diary)

The Sacred Eye Cult (or Omekata) is a group of heinous individuals led by the Tsubaki Kasugano. Before Tsubaki, her parents were in charge of leading the cult to greater heights. After they perished, she took over. This cult devoted itself to a particular religion and believed that Tsubaki harbored clairvoyance-like abilities. 

Despite leading this cult, Tsubaki was treated as a lapdog to these cultists as the true mastermind was a person named Funatsu. Funatsu had urged the cultists to violate Tsubaki numerous times as a means to “cleanse themselves of their sins.” Fortunately, Funatsu pays for his crimes when Tsubaki discovers the truth. Despite joining Deus’s survival game competition, Tsubaki fails to achieve her god-transformation mission. 

Church of the Walls (Attack On Titan)

The Church of the Walls is an interesting group found in the Attack On Titan series. They happen to be a religious organization that views the Walls in a sacred light. Additionally, some members are withholding secret information about the walls’ true nature from others as a way to avoid commotion. Unfortunately, this group allegedly disbanded after the Rumbling event occurred.

One key aspect of this church is that they worship Wall Rose, Sheena, and Maria to a high extent. They vow to protect the Walls from unruly humans and heavy artillery. Many members have gone as far as to sacrifice themselves to protect the walls and the church’s secrets about them.

In addition to being affiliated with the Royal Government in the series, the Church of the Walls is a group many fans should recognize. 

The Cult of Kira (Death Note)

The Witch Cult (Re: Zero)

From one group of worshippers to the other, we’d like to highlight the Witch Cult from Re: Zero. This cult group worships the Witch of Envy and is co-founded by one of the story’s antagonists Petelgesue and other individuals. Like previously mentioned cults, they’re shrouded in secrecy and little is known about their structure and doctrine. 

However, many people are aware of their dangerous intent. Many of their followers are inaccessible, lending themselves to blending into environments without being detected. This is how the group stayed afloat for 400+ years.

In addition to causing Subaru and his friends multiple problems due to their horrid ideals and absurd strength, the Witch Cult is one worth acknowledging on this list. 

The LOL Cult (Mob Psycho 100)

The LOL Cult (which became the Psycho Helmet Cult) is a group of people who sought out Mob because they believed he was a god. The group was led by an individual named Lord Dimple. Thanks to Mob’s actions, the group disbanded and reformed itself into the Psycho Helmet Cult, worshipping a new godly entity called Psycho Helmet. 

While the group pulled off heinous acts, they appeared more comical and joyful. Moreover, they catalyzed Mob’s growth in the tale. By observing them, fans learned why it’s important to improve one’s critical thinking skills and to accept oneself.

In addition to shining light on the problems regarding blind fanaticism and exploitation, the LOL Cult is a cult worth remembering. 

The Society of Light (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)

The Society of Light was a dangerous group during the events of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Led by the Sartorius, a manipulative and enigmatic figurehead, this cult operates with an underlying agenda to plunge the world into eternal light. Their secretive nature and complex planning kept viewers engaged. Fans loved learning about their true intentions over time as it added depth to GX’s storytelling. 

As the cult gained influence within Duel Academy, the protagonists found themselves entangled in their web. They were forced to confront their own beliefs, allowing them to grow significantly.

With their world-conquest-themed goal and interesting figurehead, The Society of Light proved to be an intriguing force in this tale. 

The Lemures (Baccano)

The Lemures is an engaging group in the Baccano universe. They’re a secret society led by Goose Perkins who claims a person named Huey is a godly figure. They believe he’s an immortal being who’ll bestow them with goodwill and power. However, Huey finds their beliefs meaningless and their capabilities worthless. 

Moreover, this group had its share of complications in the past. This faction was split between loyalists and non-followers. They’d often clash with each other, causing the former to fail numerous missions. This dynamic not only adds intrigue to the Lemures but it helps them stand out from the previously mentioned cults above. 

The Softball Circles (The Tatami Galaxy)

The Tatami Galaxy’s “The Softball Circles” delivers a thought-provoking and unique portrayal of cults. They’re a mysterious group that works under the guise of a typical Softball club. Our protagonist joins this club, thinking he’ll have a fun experience. While everything bodes well for them, things slowly unravel and become more bizarre over time. 

Not only does our protagonist fall for the leader’s daughter, but he learns from the leader that a great flood will occur. The leader argues only the Softball Circles’s members will live and urges our protagonist to maintain his allegiance with them. What starts off as an ordinary sports group becomes something more mysterious and mind-numbing over time.

The Axis Order (Konosuba)

From a thought-provoking cult to one of hilarious integrity, we’d like to highlight the Axis Order from the hit anime, Konosuba. This group brings a comedic twist to the cult concept. They worship Aqua as their goddess despite her incompetence as a godly figure. Moreover, they exhibit unruly behavior and experiments to get people to join them. 

From infiltrating people’s personal space to conducting raunchy habits, many folks will find this cult’s actions hilarious or unfavorable. Nevertheless, they add more humor to Konosuba’s storytelling, enticing viewers to laugh hysterically at their consistent failures and actions. 

Agents of Dio (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

For those craving a cult of a more serious nature, the Agents of Dio should satisfy you. This group is comprised of powerful foes who worship and work under JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s primary antagonist, Dio Brando. They display an unwavering devotion to Dio and are willing to carry out his twisted plans without hesitation. 

This cult maintains a strong impact on the story throughout the entirety of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. From Battle Tendency to Stone Ocean, you’ll love learning how strong of an influence Dio and his group have on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s overarching tale. While some members end up leaving the group like Kakyoin and Polnareff, many maintain their loyalty to Dio’s cause to the very end. 

So, there we have it, our picks for the 10 best anime cults of all time!

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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