It’s father’s day today and as we have already taken a look at five awesome anime fathers, we are now taking a look at five bad dads in anime that you will certainly call child services on. These dads are the epitome of bad parenting and you should definitely NOT follow their parenting advice. There are plenty of awful dads out there but we can only name five of them and here they are:

Gendou Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shinji’s father


Unlike many in our most awesome dads list and many in our most awful dads list, “The World’s Best Dad” was a no brainer for everyone as one of the worst dads in anime. Nicknamed “Father of the Year”, “World’s Greatest Father” and many more sarcastic fan nicknames, Gendo is also known for his iconic “Gendo Pose”, but it is his fathering skills that make him so unforgettable. He abandoned his son when he was still a toddler and when he finally meets his son years later, he does not even care about him. Let’s just say he is legendary when it comes to being a dad. Now get inside the robot!


Shou Tucker from Full Metal Alchemist
Nina Tucker’s father


Another legendary bad dad which has left a bad taste in the mouths of many, Shou Tucker is infamous for combining his daughter and their pet dog Alexander into a chimera. He’s pretty sick in the head and he should never ever be emulated by any father at all


Ging Freecss from Hunter X Hunter
Gon’s father


Though he might count as a cool dad, he however has several issues connected to his name from child abandonment to leading his son to a wild goose chase which led to Gon being in various situations where he almost died. Though this may count as tough love, there has to be a line drawn… and what kind of father misses all his son’s life events?


Lordgenome from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Nia’s Father


This awful father threw away his unwitting daughter into a dump. His daughter, Nia, would have been left for dead if Simon and Kamina weren’t there to save her. He would get rid of his daughters systematically and without remorse. Though he did this to prevent the rise of another anti-spiral, to kill his daughters on a regular basis definitely makes him an awful dad.


Charles Zi Britannia from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Lelouch, Euphie, Cornelia, Schneizel, and Nunnally’s father


Oh Charles, he exiled his children for his own gain and played with their destinies and treats them as pawns. if that does not make him an awful father, I don’t know what will. This ruthless bad dad is the FINAL BOSS in an anime which is about his son and he has repeatedly tried to kill his children. Definitely not your model father.


There are so many other bad dads in anime out there that we would have loved to include but we can only name five. We considered a lot of other characters like Son Goku and even Heihachi and Kazuya from Tekken.

You can also check out SGCafe’s picks for Most Endearing Moms in Anime (Rinko included) as well as the Worst Anime Moms. And to all the dads out there, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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