ALMOST every month many new series of anime are released and fans like them all. Both rom-coms and action-packed TV series are appreciated by viewers for their enduring characters. Have you ever thought about which of these characters really stand the test of time?
Here is a list of some of my own favorite anime characters:
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
For a specific age group, Naruto was the definition of anime. The story of the famous young ninja trying to win the approval and support of his village has long been a fan favorite and is so popular that it even spawned its own series. The energetic, brave boy is one of anime’s most famous and well-liked characters.
Levi (Attack on Titan)
Levi is the scout legion captain and the strongest soldier in all of humanity. He is known for his battle with the Beast Titan, which set several records. Levi is very aware of his short stature. He always wears a formal outfit and has sharp eyes. Levi is often a hot-tempered person who is always furious. Because he makes decisions without regard to his own feelings, his decision-making process is the best of all the troops. But he cares deeply for his comrades and wants to do whatever it takes to protect them.
Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball Z, is one of the most famous anime characters ever. Goku is admired as one of the most powerful fighters who excels in any form of conflict. He is a beloved iconic figure in the field of animation.
Happy has been a fan favorite since its inception. Sure, when a cute mascot-like cat is introduced, fans will like them. Also, compared to other anime mascots whose sole purpose is to provide comic relief, Happy gained a greater depth of emotional connection with the audience. He became much more than just a comical cat over time.
Tsukino Usagi (Sailor Moon)
Tsukino Usagi is the show’s main character and also known as the most skilled scout in the series Sailor Moon. She lived on the moon, but due to a battle with Earth, she was forced to return to Earth and commit herself after witnessing the death of the man she loved. In the present, Sailor Moon awakens to reunite with Mamoru and must use her abilities to save the Earth from forces that want to destroy it.
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Monkey D. Luffy. The man who wants to be the pirate king and the clumsy protagonist of this series. It is only natural for Luffy to be the fan favorite character of the series and in the anime industry. Luffy acts like such an asshole that it can be easy to forget that he has one of the greatest gifts on his head. And given how thoughtless and stupid he acts; he certainly doesn’t fit the mold of a most desirable pirate.
Tanjiro (Demon Slaughter)
Tanjiro is the key person to Demon Slaughter, and he is without a doubt one of the series’ most iconic characters. Tanjiro’s generosity and sensitivity is constantly on display, helping to further win over his fan base. He eventually realizes that not everyone deserves his generosity. As he gets older, his decision making becomes more rational and smarter. But he never let go of the good he had inside.