Anime and manga are full of different characters that are intriguing and inspiring in their own right. Of course, these characters are given a semblance of normalcy because they have their own birthdates. And the fact that anime and manga characters have birthdates means that you know their astrological signs. In that regard, let’s look at the anime characters who are Leo.
Leos are known for being loyal, but they are also known for their larger-than-life ego because they like being the focus of everyone’s attention. Nevertheless, despite their leadership capabilities, they tend to be impatient. But that doesn’t make them any less amazing than they are. And with that, let’s look at the 20 best anime characters who are Leos ranked by how much anime fans love them.
When Are Leos born?
Those who are born between July 23 to August 22 are Leos or are represented by the lion zodiac sign. The lion sign is also a fire sign, and lions are often considered the kings and queens of the tropical zodiac due to their natural leadership qualities. So, if you are born somewhere between the abovementioned dates, then you are a Leo.
Best Leo Anime Characters
20. Mereoleona Vermillion – Black Clover
Mereoleona Vermillion is the perfect representation of the fiery side of a Leo. Of course, she is also the perfect Leo because the Vermillion family in Black Clover is known for being leaders of the Crimson Lion Magic Knight squad.
As one of the most popular female characters in Black Clover, Mereoleona could easily be at the top of the strongest female characters on the show. She may be a member of a gifted aristocratic family, but she is someone who has worked her butt off to be as strong as she is.
Through her rigorous training, Mereoleona was able to master mana zone, which is a skill that allows her to manipulate the surrounding mana to her advantage. This is what allows her to fight on par with some of the strongest characters on the show.
19. Tenya Iida from – My Hero Academia
Tenya Iida from My Hero Academia is the perfect representation of a Leo’s leadership qualities because he is the type of person who would be the first to volunteer for a leadership role. And being a leader for Iida means being able to take responsibility for the entire team.
As such, Iida is the Class 1-A student president at UA. He has owned the responsibility of being the class leader to heart and even went on to make personal sacrifices for the sake of his classmates.
Despite the fact that Iida is more of a person who knows how to lead, he is also someone who could take anyone in a fight. With built-in engines on each of his legs, he is capable of running faster than anyone else on Class 1-A. By using his quirk, he can basically speed-blitz his opponents.
18. Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto
Sasuke Uchiha is one of the surviving members of the Uchiha Clan and was, at one point, the only surviving Uchiha before the restoration of the clan. He is also one of the strongest characters on the show and is on par with Naruto as the strongest non-supernatural ninja.
As a Leo, Sasuke has demonstrated having a large ego, as seen from the fact that, at one point, he saw himself superior to almost everyone else due to his innate talent as an Uchiha.
Thanks to his Uchiha lineage, he has the power of the Sharingan, which he was able to hone to perfection to the point that he could summon a perfect Susanoo. And after Sasuke gained the power of the Six Paths, he was able to manifest a Rinnegan in one of his eyes.
17. Mina “Pinky” Ashido – My Hero Academy
Mina Ashido is one of the UA students of Class 1-A. she easily becomes the center of attention in her class because of her energetic, bubbly, and carefree personality. Of course, Leos are known for being the center of attention whether or not they are consciously aware of it.
While it might not seem like it, Ashido is one of the physically gifted members of Class 1-A. This makes her a powerhouse in her own right, especially when she uses her acid quirk. However, as physically gifted as she may be, she usually lacks in the academics department.
Still, Ashido’s acid quirk has become quite useful in a lot of situations because of how she can basically melt her way out of a lot of tough battles. However, she has mostly played a support role behind her other classmates that have quirks that are more offense-focused than hers.
16. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez – Bleach
Grimmjow is by far one of the coolest characters ever introduced on Bleach. The fact that he is cool and easily egotistical from time to time is what makes him a perfect Leo. However, it is also the fact that he has a brash and impulsive nature that makes him a Leo as well.
The thing about Grimmjow is that, as a member of Aizen’s Espada, he was always a lone wolf. Of course, prior to becoming an Arrancar, he took the form of a wolf-like hollow. And he carried that lone wolf personality with him when he became one of the Espada.
Grimmjow is number six on the Espada, and that means that he is the sixth strongest in that group. In Grimmjow’s Resurrección form, he was able to fight on par with Hollow Ichigo.
15. Lavi – D.Gray-Man
Lavi is one of the main characters of D.Gray-Man and is easily the one who stands out the most out of all of the main characters. That’s because Lavi is someone who loves being the center of attention, which is a quality of a Leo. On top of that, he is one of the most boisterous characters on the show.
Another Leo quality that Lavi possesses is the fact that he doesn’t take a second to attack anyone. He is an impulsive character who likes to show off and attack without even thinking twice about whether or not he should. And he often does so to try to impress the ladies.
That said, Leo is still a pretty cool character whose confidence is through the roof. He is also very strong as well, and that is another quality that a lot of Leo characters in anime possess.
14. Cross Marian – D. Gray-Man
Cross Marian is another one of the standard Leo characters that possess red hair, and that must be something that is quite common among them. He is also an ill-tempered man who works as an exorcist and as the mentor of Allen Walker, one of the show’s main characters.
Cloaked in mystery, Cross Marian is a member of the European Branch of exorcists and was a general of the Black Order. This means that he is someone who no one should ever try to mess with.
But while Cross is a legendary exorcist, he usually spends his time gambling, drinking, and womanizing. He takes pleasure from the simple things in life but can be demanding and scary, as Allen would sometimes say. But, despite the fact that he can be ill-tempered, he has never lost sight of his duty as an exorcist.
13. Isaac “Zack” Foster – Satsuriku no Tenshi
Isaac Foster is one of the main characters of Angels of Death but started out as an enemy before becoming an ally of the other characters. And the fact that he used to be an enemy means that he doesn’t have the nicest background.
As a serial killer, Zack Foster isn’t exactly a nice guy. He is an impulsive killer who usually kills people without even thinking twice about doing it. Of course, being impulsive is one of the characteristics of a Leo.
Even though Isaac isn’t exactly a good guy, he is still one of the most popular characters among anime fans because of the fact that he can be cool. People tend to love a good antihero with a cool personality, regardless of whether or not he is actually a good guy.
12. Haruhi Suzumiya – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
One of the most popular characters during the 2000s was Haruhi Suzumiya, who you can say is the representation of the otaku culture during the 2000s. Of course, there is a good reason why people love her because she is cute, bubbly, and very charming.
In the anime, people also love Haruhi because of the fact that she has a wild side and is quite hilarious. However, it is her leadership qualities that people really love. Of course, you already know the fact that Leos tend to be good leaders as well because they are generally the kings and queens of the jungle.
While Haruhi seems like an ordinary high school girl, she actually has godlike powers. She has the ability to create or alter reality without even knowing it. And this usually happens whenever she wants or desires something.
11. Meliodas – Nanatsu no Taizai
Meliodas is both the protagonist and the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Sins are a group of knights that swore to protect Liones from demons. Of course, Meliodas himself is a 3,000-year-old demon.
One of the qualities that make Meliodas a Leo is his ability to lead people. The fact that he is the leader of a group of powerful people means that he is a Leo in every sense of the word, despite the fact that it is Escanor who is actually the Lion sin.
As the son of the Demon King, Meliodas is one of the strongest and is quite possibly the strongest character in the series by the end of the anime. However, he likes the simpler things in life and decides to spend his whole life with Elizabeth, who he has loved for 3,000 years.
10. Hachiman Hikigaya – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Hachiman Hikigaya may be a Leo, but he is far from the prototypical Leo because he has none of the usual characteristics of a Leo. Often seen as an outcast, he doesn’t have too many friends because of the fact that he likes to stay far from other people’s business.
Still, despite his introverted personality, Hachiman eventually learned how to make friends when he became part of the Service Club, which is a club that helps students based on their requests. This allowed Hachiman to become friends with two of the other members of the club, who both fell in love with him.
Even though he does come with an introverted personality, Hachiman always tries to go out of his way to help the people he cares about. This allowed him to develop leadership skills and the ability to work well with other people.
9. Hana Uzaki – Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!
Uzaki-chan is the type of character who doesn’t comprehend the meaning of personal space, and that makes her a good Leo. She always thinks about herself and doesn’t usually think about whether or not her senpai wants to spend time alone. And she usually gets away with it because she is cute.
Despite that side of her, Uzaki is a charming person who cares about her senpai. She may want to be her senpai’s center of attention, but she is a fun-loving character who likes playing pranks to lighten the mood and cheer you up.
8. Nagisa Shiota – Assassination Classroom
Nagisa Shiota is one of the main characters of Assassination Classroom and is arguably the unofficial leader of Class 3-E. He has a quiet demeanor that is quite uncharacteristic of a common Leo. However, it is this quiet personality that allows him to become the perfect assassin, as he can easily hide his presence or his intentions.
Despite having a pretty easygoing personality, Nagisa experienced a harsh childhood because her mother wanted a baby girl. This made her dress Nagisa as a girl throughout most of his entire youth, and that affected his self-esteem to the point that he tries to remain silent.
But, under Korosensei’s teachings, Nagisa was able to cultivate his leadership side and even became the leader of the group that wanted to didn’t want to kill Korosensei. He is a nice boy with a heart of gold but the cold-hearted skills of a natural assassin. And, at the end of the series, he was so inspired by Korosensei’s teachings that he became a teacher himself.
7. Yato – Noragami
Yato is another one of the characters that you wouldn’t normally see as a Leo because he lacks some of the traits that Leos have. He is not a good leader and is usually far from being the center of attention. Yato, as a god, doesn’t even have any devotees.
Despite the fact that he doesn’t have any devotees, Yato usually does odd jobs so that he can fulfill his dreams of creating a large enough shrine for himself. He started out as a selfish god but eventually changed his ways when he met a young girl named Hiyori and when Yukine became his shinki.
Despite being a poverty god, Yato still dreams of becoming the center of attention when he eventually earns himself a big enough shrine. His lofty dreams and aspirations of being a god worshipped by plenty of people make him a Leo.
6. Sasha Blouse – Shingeki no Kyojin
Sasha Blouse is everyone’s favorite potato girl on Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin. She is one of the best characters in the series despite being an airhead because she is nice, polite, quirky, and very caring.
The one thing that makes Sasha a Leo is the fact that she is a compulsive eater. She doesn’t think twice about eating or hoarding food. This has gotten her into trouble in certain instances, but that was one of the things that people loved about her.
Sasha grew up as a small-town girl living far away from the regular human settlements. Before the fall of Wall Maria, Sasha’s family hunted for a living. And the fact that she lived as a hunter gave her natural capabilities that some of the other members of the Survey Corps didn’t have.
5. Sanae Dekomori – Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Sanae Dekomori is one of the main characters of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and is one of the most academically smart girls in her class. In fact, she is so smart that she can easily solve middle school math questions and can even take her skills to the high school level.
Taking her chuunibyou tendencies to the next level, Sanae is also a member of the Eastern Magic Napping Society of Summer club in her school. She is actually a founding member of the club along with Rikka Takanashi, the female protagonist of the anime.
While she may be a smart girl, Yuuta Togashi, the main protagonist, often considers her to be a mischievous dimwit because she does have some dimwitted tendencies. And another one of her tendencies is the fact that she has a habit of referring to herself in the third person whenever she is talking. Despite that, she is a caring friend who will go out of her way to help her friends.
4. Izuku “Deku” Midoriya – Boku no Hīrō Akademia
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya is the main protagonist of My Hero Academia and the inheritor of the One For All quirk, which used to be held by the top hero All Might. He is easily a Leo because he has the heart of a leader.
Originally quirkless, Izuku became the inheritor of One For All when All Might saw how willing he was to put his life on the line for others. While he didn’t have the body to wield the quirk, Izuku trained hard and even got himself injured multiple times to hone his body and skills as a hero.
And while Midoriya is far from becoming the ideal hero, he has since been proving himself the right choice for One For All because he carries a heart of gold that is willing to help anyone the way a true hero should.
3. Manatsu “Cure Summer” Natsumi – TROPICAL-ROUGE! PRETTY CURE
Cure Summer, as she is often called, is your prototypical hero because she is someone who attracts attention. She is popular, attractive, and very vibrant. And the fact that she is a leader makes her a perfect Leo.
Given her amazing abilities, she is easily one of the most stylish characters on the show. She often attacks and battles her opponents using a combination of passion and tenacity that perfectly embodies what a Leo should be.
2. Ichigo Kurosaki – Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki is the main character of Bleach and was someone who started out as a normal high school student until he came across a Shinigami, whose powers he had to assume to destroy a hallow.
Since then, Ichigo’s powers have only improved as a substitute Shinigami. He honed his powers as a Shinigami, a hallow, and a Quincy to perfection. This is what made him the most powerful character of the series at the very end of the manga.
What makes Ichigo the perfect Leo is that he is not shy about helping people out impulsively. He may be cool, but he can be hot-headed at times, and that is what makes him the perfect Leo that is not afraid of fighting stronger opponents.
1. Risa Koizumi – Lovely Complex
Risa is the female protagonist of Lovely Complex. She is easily a Leo because she is someone who naturally attracts attention with her tall frame, boisterous personality, and good looks. However, she is also easily a very energetic person that can become the life of any party.
One of the best things about Risa is that she also isn’t afraid of her feelings. Remember, she was the one who declared her feelings for Ootani without even thinking about their height difference.
Of course, the fact that she is not afraid of fighting for the right to date the man she loves is what makes her a perfect Leo as well.