If you thought that defining a simp character was easy, you were very wrong. Simp is generally a derogatory term, borrowed from internet slang, for someone who shows excessive compassion and attention to another person without actually reciprocating it. The behavior, also called simping, is often romantically or sexually motivated. The term is usually only used for a corresponding behavior of a man towards a woman. And while this general definition is clear, defining a simp character in the world of anime – where everything is excessive – is not always easy. Still, we have decided to and managed to make a list of the 15 biggest simp characters from various anime series.
Franchise: Akame ga Kill!
Esdeath is a general of the Empire and leader of the special group of assassins “Jäggers” (Hunters). She is a prominent general of the empire characterized by her special ruthless attitude and her torture methods towards those she considers enemies; but she at the same time she contrasts with a special gift of command.
Apart from being the strongest general of the Empire and feared among the capital, she is in love with Tatsumi, so she wants to make him hers without anyone stealing it (as in the case of Mine) since she found out that Mine is Tatsumi’s girlfriend during the public execution, Esdeath felt great anger, jealousy and desire to kill her. In the anime and manga, she dies facing Akame. She is considered to be the most powerful Teigu wielder ever known.
14. Sakura Haruno
Sakura Haruno, whose current name is Sakura Uchiha, is a Jōnin from Konohagakure, she was the female member of Team 7. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series, although she admitted that little perception of what an ideal heroine should be.
As a child, Sakura was teased by other children due to her long forehead, a characteristic that Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura’s appearances. She was comforted and defended by Ino Yamanaka for teasing, as the two grew older, however, they became distant due to the affection they felt for Sasuke.
For most of the first part, Sakura has a crush on Sasuke, and despises Naruto Uzumaki.
Franchise: Tower of God
He enters the Tower of the God as an irregular to chase his friend Rachel, but after she betrays him he is forced to become a pawn of the FUG, the terrible association that aims to oust King Jahad, in exchange for the lives of his friends, to which takes the pseudonym of Jyu Viole Grace. Thanks to the help of his teacher, Ha Jinsung, of Khun and of all his friends, he manages to escape the clutches of the FUG during the Battle of the Laboratory and resumes the climb with them.
His goal, however, despite the power of the newly acquired Thorn, is still to chase Rachel, so he gets on the infernal train with his allies in search of a showdown, which however does not happen: Rachel has allied herself with the very strong Hoaquin and thus remains out of his reach. On the Plane of Death he meets Garam Jahad, a princess of Jahad who is in hiding after uncovering the dirtiest secrets in the Tower’s history.
Garam makes Baam understand that he could be the son of Arlene Grace and V., two of the irregulars who entered the tower together with Jahad, but who were wiped from history in the chaos of the wars of Genesis. After escaping Kallavan during the battle of the Last Station, he begins training with Evankell with the sole purpose of defeating him and recovering Ha Jinsung, held hostage in the Nest by Khun Maschenny Jahad.
12. Subatu Natsuki
Franchise: Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
The protagonist of the series. Returning home to a konbini, he suddenly finds himself teleported to another world. Despite being a hikikomori, he uses the basic mechanics of video games to face enemies within his reach in close combat. Whenever he dies, he regains consciousness during an unspecified moment when he was still alive thanks to an ability he called “Return from the Dead”.
However, if he tries to talk to someone about it, time stops and a witch’s clutches grip his heart from the darkness, causing him to feel indescribable pain. Precisely for this reason, he gives off the so-called “Witch’s smell”, which the more intense it becomes, the more it attracts the monsters around and warns those who are able to perceive it.
In other circumstances, however, the witch’s claws gently caress his heart, crushing and killing those of those who hear this secret close to Subaru.
11. Mikasa Ackerman
Franchise: Attack on Titan
Mikasa was the ward of Eren’s parents, Grisha and Carla, and is one of the main protagonists of the series, alongside Armin. After the murder of her biological parents by human traffickers, Mikasa was saved by Eren and lived with the Jäger family until the fall of the Maria Wall.
She is the last descendant of the Shogun clan who remained on Paradise Island, therefore linked to the Azumabito family, and is, therefore, a high personality of Heazul. Although she only wants to lead a peaceful life alongside those she loves, most notably Eren, Mikasa has entered the Army of the Walls.
10. Kazuya Kinoshita
A 20-year-old college student living in Tokyo. After a painful breakup with his girlfriend Mami Nanami, he decides to hire a girlfriend. But he soon finds himself in the position of continuing to “hire” Chizuru to maintain the appearance of being engaged to her family and friends. He thus develops romantic feelings towards her.
He has an indecisive personality and is sometimes afraid of appearing as a loser because of his ulterior motives, often finding himself lying. On the other hand he is a very nice guy who likes to take care of the people around him. You can think of him as a classic anti-hero, an average guy prey to his frustrations and his impulses, indecisive and with a heart of gold despite his many flaws.
Unlike Chizuru, he is almost unable to control her emotions and his impulses at all. His birthday is June 1st.
Jiraiya is one of the three legendary ninjas or sanni. When Jiraiya was little he was very clumsy (almost the same as Naruto at that time), he always fell into the same traps that for they set him, saying the Third Hokage that he was incredible for doing that.
He developed a transparency technique to be able to spy on women without being discovered. But with the passage of time, Jiraiya became a great ninja, being so good, that when the third Hokage died, the members of the council of elders of the village asked him to be the successor of the Third Hokage, but he rejected it.
He is considered to be an S-class ninja and one of the best and most powerful shinobi. He is a genius summoning toads. In the battle against the six bodies of Pain, Jiraiya uses the senjutsu, techniques of the hermit, where, he also used the Cutting Barrier, which destroyed a body of Pain when crossing it, thus defeating the one he summoned.
8. Misa Amane
Franchise: DEATH NOTE
Misa is a girl living in Kanto whose parents were killed by a burglar, himself killed by Kira. The day Misa was to die, she was stopped in an alley by a stranger telling her he loves her and that he wants to kill her before committing suicide, rather than to live without her.
Misa was saved by Jeras, a shinigami god who watched her constantly since he fell in love with her, thereby exceeding his rights to prevent Misa from dying by killing her attacker with his Death Note; a god of death does not have the right to kill to lengthen the life of a person who is dear to him.
7. Minoru Mineta
Franchise: My Hero Academia
A class 1-A student, short in stature, quite intelligent, but extremely perverted and obsessed with the female body. His obsession is such that he is frowned upon even by his classmates and often leads to twists and comic moments. He gets scared easily and just as easily loses hope in difficult situations, traits of himself that he himself hates.
Mineta possesses the Quirk Super Sticky, a power that makes removable balls of an extremely sticky substance grow from his head, the sticky effect of which varies from less than an hour to up to a day depending on the mood of Mineta. As a hero name he chose Grape Juice and (at least initially) decided to become a hero also to become popular with the fairer sex.
6. Soi Fon
Soi Fon, which means “Fast Wind” in Chinese, is the captain of the 2nd division of the Gotei 13 and the commander of the 1st division of the Omnitsukido (Keigun, the division of the executioners), she succeeded Shihōin Yoruichi at the same posts. Her real name Shaorin Fon, she is part of a family of lesser nobles serving the Shihōin family, one of the four great families of Soul Society.
She is the sixth in a family of six; her five brothers all died during their first missions. It was when she entered the Keigun that she took her great-grandmother’s first name, Self. She was very resentful of Yoruichi for abandoning her (but especially for not taking her with her on her escape) and trained to surpass her.
They will also face each other during the attack on Sōkyoku, and at the end of the fight, she will express her resentment toward Yoruichi, ending the hatred she has for her.
5. Sarutobi Ayame
Ayame Sarutobiou Sacchan, as she likes to be called, is a masochistic kunoichi and a fan of bondage. She is totally in love with Gintoki and will do just about anything to spend some time with him. She suffers from major vision problems, which inevitably cause many misunderstandings as soon as she loses her glasses.
In civilian life, she is a waitress in a cosplay restaurant. His weapon of choice is Natto. When she’s not “watching over the welfare” of Gintoki, she is a serious and highly skilled freelance assassin. She is often in competition with Otae who she believes is in love with Gintoki.
Kon is the manga’s mascot. This is an artificial soul, or mod soul, made at Soul Society. They were programmed in combat to help the shinigami by developing one of their physical abilities, but failures, as well as ethical problems, led them to stop manufacturing them and destroy existing specimens. Kon managed to survive, hidden among simple souls (“soul candies”) only intended to occupy the inert bodies of the shinigami.
Kon is actually an under pod, an artificial soul whose leg capacities have been increased. Thus, he is able to jump several meters high, or kick very powerfully. He is also called Bostaf by Yuzu (one of Ichigo’s sisters).
3. Zenitsu Agatsuma
Franchise: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Zenitsu is cowardly and thinks that, due to the dangerous work of a demon hunter, he has little time left to live, which is why he often clings to the girls he meets, asking them to marry him. Zenitsu has low self-esteem, which prevents him from justifying the expectations of other people and his own – feeling feelings of difficulty or danger, he runs away, hides, or just cries. This often causes him to lose faith in his abilities and denies Zenitsu that he won the victory on his own, even when it is obvious.
He thinks his calling is to live a modest life, not kill demons. Even being soft-spoken, Zenitsu respects his comrades and especially admires his late teacher Jigoku. A sense of duty to him helps Zenitsu forget about fear and focus at the right time. Over time, Zenitsu will become braver in battles, as seen in the battle against his classmate Kaigaku and in the battle against Muzan.
Brock is one of the main characters of the first three cycles of the series. He takes the character of the Gym Leader of Pewter City. Brock is the eldest of a family of ten children. His mother Lola is missing and his father Flint left to become a Pokémon Master and he hasn’t heard from him since.
Therefore, Brock takes care of his nine siblings on his own, and because of this, he is particularly skilled in household chores. Brock was the first Gym Leader that Ash fought.
Franchise: One Piece
Sanji is a very talented 19-year-old cook (21 in part 2 of the manga), born March 2, originally from a noble family in North Blue but raised in East Blue. He outshines every cook he has met except perhaps his mentor, the red-footed Zeff who taught him everything when Sanji worked at Baratie. He has a deep respect for everything related to the art of cooking.
The ingredients, the tools, the preparation, the cooking – everything is sacred and anyone who flouts this sacredness draws Sanji’s wrath. He also has a reflex, sometimes unhappy, he always cooks for hungry people, even if they are dangerous pirates, a consequence of one of his personal experiences. He started smoking when he was 10 years old, in order to show his “maturity” to Zeff.
Sanji has a big weak point: women. If his attitude may seem chivalrous when he protects pretty girls, the latter totally turn his head and never fail to take advantage of it.