Here is everything you need to know about the 5 anime characters just like Makima.
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Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!)
While Akame Ga Kill!’s Esdeath has genuine romantic feelings for the protagonist, unlike Makima, who uses Denji’s feelings toward her to manipulate him, the two are similar in other ways. For one, Esdeath is cruel and enjoys inflicting pain on others, and she doesn’t regret any of her heinous actions.
Despite Esdeath’s cruel streak, others can’t help but be inspired by her charisma and led to follow her. She’s charming and strong, and others fear her power, Esdeath is perfectly fine using these traits to her advantage, much like Makima.
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Rachel (Tower Of God)
There are notable differences between Makima and Tower Of God’s Rachel. Rachel doesn’t like or have confidence in herself, her appearance, or her abilities. She’s openly spiteful and jealous of other, more talented people, but because of this, she’s determined to achieve her own goals.
Rachel’s similarity to Makima lies in her willingness and ability to manipulate and deceive others. Rachel is unable to take accountability for her actions, seeing herself as able to do no wrong, and will use whoever she has to in order to reach the top and obtain what she desires.
Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Bungou Stray Dogs’ Osamu Dazai is a mysterious person who never lets others know his true intentions. Having earned the status of “the youngest leader in the history of the Mafia,” Dazai shrouds himself in darkness and shows no remorse about taking human lives.
Osamu Dazai is a master of manipulation and persuasion and is able to break targets that even actual torture squads couldn’t get information from. Another little-discussed side of Makima that Dazai shares is unfathomable loneliness, as no one can truly understand who he is and what he wants out of life.
Haruko Haruhara (FLCL)
Author Tatsuki Fujimoto has referenced FLCL as a source of inspiration for the Chainsaw Man girls. Haruko is incredibly unpredictable, making her hard to read, and she has a talent for persuading others.
Haruko is more playful than Makima. She shares Makima’s will to obtain what she wants, regardless of the means, and without remorse. She’s also willing to act flirtatious and promiscuous as one of her manipulation tactics if it makes men more susceptible to her whims.
Sato Matsuzaka (Happy Sugar Life)
Happy Sugar Life stars Sato Matsuzaka attempting to protect the fragile, twisted happiness she shares with Shio. On the outside, Sato is a friendly and cheerful girl who’s incredibly popular and admired by both her co-workers and peers.
This is all a facade Sato puts on to hide her true nature. In reality, Sato is highly manipulative, typically using social manipulation to get what she wants. She’s not above murder if she thinks someone is threatening her and Shio’s “happy sugar life.”