In the vast world of anime, it can certainly be hard to choose your favorite. It doesn’t help that there are so many new anime series to check out and so many old ones to catch up on. If you’re having a hard time choosing, why not start by looking at this list of famous anime characters?
Famous anime characters can vary in appearance, personality and age. However, they have one thing in common, which is that they attract many people in their own unique way.
Fan-favorites like Naruto, Aish Ketchum and Kurapika have won the hearts of people all over the world. Keep reading to learn more about these famous anime characters and why they are loved so much!
The main protagonist of Naruto’s world, Naruto Uzumaki, is one of the most famous faces in the anime world. The new Boruto series may have tarnished the legacy of the original Naruto series, but it only heightened the godly popularity of Naruto’s character.
#2. Light Yagami – Death Note
Interestingly, Light Yagami doesn’t technically have any powers of his own. The power he possesses is derived from the Death Note, a supernatural notebook of the Shinigami that used to take human lives.
The Death Note itself was dropped into the human world by Shinigami Ryuk, after which Light took over. Whatever name appears in the note will die.
However, with only humans being affected by it, Light doesn’t appear high on this list, as it doesn’t affect any demons, vampires, and the like.
#3. Meliodas – The Seven Deadly Sins
The son of a Demon King and the Sin of the Wrath of the Dragon, Meliodas possesses great power as a command over the flames of Hell, as well as being the leader of the Ten Commandments. He also has the power to withstand and defy magic, while also being cursed with immortality, making him practically impervious to evil forces.
Meliodas has the appearance of a young boy, although his keen sense of humor easily gives away his adult nature. That said, he is growing in age, having already lived more than three thousand years.
#4. Kakashi Hatake
There is no doubt that Kakashi Hatake is one of the most popular characters in anime history. Team 7’s Sensei has a charismatic personality and his character development in Naruto is worth watching. He always had a mysterious personality as he used to cover his face with a mask.
He may not have been the most powerful character in the story, but he could certainly hold his weight against a formidable opponent. It was mainly because he had a sharingan in one eye that earned him the nickname Copy Ninja.
#5. Ken Kaneki
Ken Kaneki is the protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul and a truly iconic character. His transformation from human to ghost is a sight that will surely be recorded in the history books. Ken Kaneki started out as a kid who was very meek and didn’t even think about hurting an ant.
But once their first date went wrong and an illegal experiment was conducted on them, it didn’t take them long to transform into the white-haired ghoul, which struck fear in the hearts of humans and horses alike. Many characters will come and go but Ken Kaneki will always remain a legend.
#6. Kageyama Shigo
Sometimes, big things come in small packages, as evidenced by Kageyama Shigo of Mob Psycho 100, which usually goes by the abbreviation “mob”. Unlike Eren, who derives most of his power from his enormous size after the transformation, instead the mob’s strength is derived directly from his thoughts.
All of this might not sound impressive on paper, but, when his abilities are fully unleashed on the world, they become far more difficult than any Titan would ever have.
Unfortunately, the mob hasn’t yet learned how to fully control their powers, opting instead to handcuff them to avoid accidental damage.
He is still able to escape from time to time when the mob loses control of his emotions, although it ensures that neither he nor those around him can ever let their guard down. Her true power is actually that terrifying, and she is absolutely right to be so afraid of it.
#7. Kaguya Otsutsuki
Naruto has come up against some powerful villains over the years, but not quite as deadly as Kaguya, the rabbit goddess. After consuming the fruit of the Lord Vriksha and later merging with the Lord Vriksha, she became the Ten-Tailed, granting her a variety of powers that make her invincible in battle.
Although Kaguya initially uses these abilities to protect her former clan and her sons, she is eventually consumed by the power, just as the chakra fruit was once consumed by her.
Lost in the darkness of her heart, she uses her ability to read and manipulate the mind almost exclusively for immoral acts; The cause of untold suffering and destruction.
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