The history of anime is rich with various characters and it is much more diverse and fantastic than traditional Western animation. Among these numerous characters, some of them have definitely influenced the world of anime more than others, and in this article, we have decided to talk about some of them. This article is going to contain a list of the 50 most impactful male anime characters and anime boys in the history of the genre. They are going to be ranked in random order, since it is almost impossible to objectively evaluate their historical impact.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Vegeta is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared on December 19, 1988 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, searching for wish-fulfilling Dragon Balls to gain immortality. Alongside Goku, Gohan, Bulma, Krillin, and Piccolo, he is one of the characters that received the most development.
His character evolves from villain to anti-hero and becomes a hero over the course of the series. He is one of the most popular characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, and his first confrontation with Goku is considered one of the most iconic battles in manga and anime.
49. 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.
48. Ulquiorra Cifer
Ulquiorra, already in his past in Hueco Mundo, reached the stage of Vasto Lorde, but despite being one of the most powerful Hollows, he felt marginalized by the others as he was the only white Hollow. His face was covered with a mask due to which he could not hear, bite or smell anything, he could not rest, and he had no companions: the only thing he felt was “nothing,” and the only thing he did was walk alone.
Aizen recruits him at an unspecified time. Ulquiorra first appears together with Yammy Rialgo, the 10th Espada, upon arrival in the city of Karakura, where he travels intending to find Ichigo and gather as much information about him as possible.
Franchise: The Seven Deadly Sins
Meliodas is the Dragon of Wrath and Leader of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is the main protagonist of the series and was the owner of the Boar Hat Tavern. Her Sacred Treasure is the Lostvayne Demon Slicer, and her Magical Ability is Full Counter. He was also the former Head of the Ten Commandments, as Meliodas of Charity, and a former member of the Stigma Alliance. He is the older brother of Zeldris of Piety and the older son of the King of Demons.
46. Shōto Todoroki
Franchise: My Hero Academia
A classmate of the protagonists and one of the four recommended students. His Quirk, called Half-Cold Half-Hot, allows him to generate fire from the left side of his body and ice from the right side.
To make the most of his powers he must alternate the two sides: if he uses only the cold side he risks incurring frostbite, vice versa the exclusive use of the hot side could cause him burns. He can create real mountains of ice out of thin air and produce extremely hot flames, and if he chooses to use both sides he becomes very dangerous; with training, he learns to use both sides of him at the same time.
Despite his abilities, he cannot give complex shapes to the ice he produces. He is considered the strongest student in the class, strength shown during the Sports Festival (despite the fact that he finished second, losing to Bakugo). He is the son of Endeavor, considered the best hero after All Might.
45. Natsu Dragneel
Franchise: Fairy Tail
Natsu Dragneel, also called “The Salamander” is a member of the Fairy Tail guild, he is a fire mage suffering from motion sickness. He uses a forgotten magic that makes him a dragon slayer (or Dragon Slayer). As a teenager, it is an orphan in search of his adopted father, a then extinct dragon named Ignir, who taught Natsu the magic of the fire dragon hunter.
Magic that allows him to fight against evil in the company of his friends and some of his former enemies who have become his allies such as Sting Youclif or Jellal Fernandez. Carefree and fiery in character, he is shown to be fiery and constantly ready to get into a fight with someone.
44. Tetsuo Shima
Created By: Katsuhiro Otomo
An abandoned child, this tough fifteen-year-old yearns with his friend Kaneda to be the leader of their biker gang. He accidentally falls into the hands of the military, who unleash enormous psychic power in him. Spinning out of control, he frees Akira, but enters a cycle of monstrous mutations as his power grows.
Its ever-increasing power could blow up the planet. Sometimes enraged with pain and hatred, sometimes begging and sobbing, he finds a little peace only with Kaori. His “Empire” destroyed, hunted down by all, he ends up in the skin of a monstrous baby, whose mad energy is absorbed by that of Akira in a final cataclysm.
43. Seita Yokokawa
Franchise: Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli)
Seita Yokokawa and his sister Setsuko are the protagonists of the film Grave of the Fireflies. He cares about his family and wants nothing more than their smile. He reminds his mother not to forget her medication and does a lot to ensure that his sister Setsuko doesn’t get sad, which is not always possible in times of war.
He doesn’t tell Setsuko that mother passed away. Before that, he even tells her that the mother is in the Nishinomya hospital. So he wants to encourage them to move out of Kobe. His aunt is caring at first, but increasingly criticizes him and Setsuko. The main reason she cites is that he doesn’t want to work like her daughter and roommate.
She and many other people (e.g. the farmer) explain that in these difficult times, everyone has to lend a hand to rebuild their home country Japan. At first he also worked, but his school and the steel mill were bombed. Since then he has been living off his parents’ savings and prefers to play with his sister. He also doesn’t help in his aunt’s household, although he can. Since his mother has heart problems and since they have no household helpers, he helps his weakened mother around the house
42. Astro Boy
Franchise: Astro Boy
A super-robot that was built in the likeness of Tobie, the deceased son of Doctor Tenma. Rejected by the latter, he was sold to a circus and found by Professor Ochanomizu, who took him under his wing and trained him as a superhero defender of the Earth, humanity, and harmony between men and robots.
Astro is able to fly thanks to reactors in his legs, has colossal strength from a 100,000 horsepower engine (upgraded to 1,000,000 horsepower later), and is armed with a machine gun. He can fire a destructive laser beam from his finger, turn his arm into an even more destructive laser cannon, and can shoot beams of blinding light through his eyes.
Franchise: Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli)
Haku is Yubaba’s right-hand man and as a result takes on a leading role in the bathhouse. He is a river god who appears in the form of the white dragon Ryuu. He is cold towards the bathhouse attendants, so he is not particularly popular. It is said that he does evil things for Yubaba, which is why he is avoided. However, he shows a lot of helpfulness and sympathy towards Chihiro.
He is inherently altruistic, even risking his life to save the lives of others. He knows no fear as he stands up for justice and the lives of others. This quality is clearly shown at the end of the film. However, he was also foolish when he wanted to learn the magic trade. So he not only became Yubaba’s henchman, but also her slave.
Yhwach, often referred to simply as “Your Majesty” by his subordinates, is the father of the Quincy and the Emperor of Wandenreich with the designation “A” – “The Almighty.” He is the son of the Soul King. Yhwach is a self-proclaimed lover of peace who hates conflict and believes that painful battles should be over as soon as possible.
He holds the first generation of Gotei 13 in high respect, as they were Shinigami who could sow fear into his heart. He particularly admired Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, whom he called a demon because he treated his subordinates like waste ashes. Yhwach despises values like justice and honor, which is why he hates how the Gotei 13 has become “weak” in the 1000 years of his absence.
39. Kishō Arima
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul: JACK, Arima is the ultimate CCG investigator, the living legend, he is the most powerful of all CCG inspectors. He is recognizable by his glasses, his white hair (blue when he was a teenager) and his not very expressive temperament.
Rarely showing his emotions, he remains polite and quite smiling with his colleagues. In the face of ghouls, Arima has no compassion and eliminates them without further ado. He marked the entire history of the CCG with his unparalleled power.
Nicknamed the Angel of Death (CCG の 死神, Shīshījī no Shinigami), his skills in combat and during investigations have led many inspectors, like Kōtaro Amon, to admire him. However, there are many people who are jealous of Armia’s power in battle; the older inspectors realized their own inferiority to Arima.
Franchise: Black Clover
Asta is a cheerful and hyperactive young man. He is endowed with unparalleled perseverance and determination. Since he was little, he has never given up and is determined to accomplish his goals. It can be noted that his perseverance allowed him to be noticed by Captain Yami and these comrades of the Black Bull. He is also used to being criticized and being the butt of teasing, and he knows how to show composure.
However, when his loved ones are attacked, Asta does not hesitate to defend them strongly. He also has a great sense of justice, and he believes that everyone has the right to be protected, which is one of the reasons that led him to want to become Emperor-Mage. This way of thinking does not only apply to his allies but also to his enemies, like when he asks his comrades to save Mars from the collapse of the dungeon.
Guts is a complex and multifaceted man whose personality has been changing more and more due to the many events in his life. As a child, he was characterized by his constant dedication to please and win the love of Gambino, his master in the arts of being a mercenary, whom he saw as a father (although said empathy was not mutual). This allowed him not to lose his sanity despite being raised on the battlefield and committing his first murder at just seven years old.
When he joined the Band of the Hawk, despite initially trying to keep his distance from the other members, Guts developed strong bonds with his fellow warriors over time.
Alucard is one of the first vampires to exist, if not the first. Usually dressed in a rather dilapidated costume, probably dating from the 19th century and his famous bright red coat and hat, Alucard has long black hair and sports a pair of yellow-tinted glasses.
However, depending on whether he has lifted the seals (barriers intended to limit the use of his abilities) or not, his appearance changes. He then finds himself with longer hair escaping down to his lower back and sometimes swaps his eternal coat for a black leather jumpsuit covered with buttons, holding more of the straitjacket than the hero costume.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Piccolo is at one point forced to fight with his arch-rival, Goku, against an alien Saiyan, Raditz, who is trying to conquer the world. Together they manage to defeat this Saiyan, but Goku had to sacrifice his life for this. Just before Raditz dies, he announces that two even stronger Saiyans are coming and that they have heard from his scout about the Dragon Balls that Piccolo was talking about.
Piccolo then decides to train Goku’s son Son Gohan while waiting for the Saiyans. Slowly he becomes endeared to the education and training of Gohan and during the battle with the two Saiyans he sacrifices himself to save Gohan from death.
34. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi Hatake is a Jōnin, ex-ANBU and the leader of Team 7 and the teacher of Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno and became the Sixth Hokage. Kishimoto originally wanted Kakashi to appear in the second chapter of the Naruto manga, just before the other members of “Team 7”, and created him as a carefree person who would be able to keep team members in check.
Kakashi handles his leadership position in an aloof manner, and is constantly late for meetings. In a gaiden about his past, it is revealed that this is the result of an incident where he witnessed the death of one of his companions, Obito Uchiha, who gave him his eye with the Sharingan and passed on to him several of his habits, including his delay.
33. Shōgo Makishima
The main antagonist of the first season, he is a humanist, endowed with a great literary culture as well as a unique charisma, he charms and pushes people to crimes. Considered “criminally asymptomatic”: he cannot be properly assessed by a Dominator, even though he commits horrible crimes.
At the start of the series, he is content to support individuals wishing to be able to commit crimes, in order to help them hide from Sybil.
Then he works to unravel the secret of the Sibyl system and overthrow it. After inventing a helmet copying the Psycho-Pass of a “normal” close person, and thus masking that of the wearer, and having flooded the city with it to create riots and anarchy, he left to invest the Ministry of Welfare. to try to overthrow the system.
Apprehended by Tsunemori and Kōgami, Sybil, through one of his representatives, offers him to join the system, which is composed only of spirits similar to his own.
32. Gon Freecss
Franchise: Hunter × Hunter
Gon Freecss is, along with Killua Zoldik, the hero of Hunter × Hunter. He is the son of the legendary Ging Freecss. He was raised by his aunt Mito (Ging’s cousin), whom he considers being his real mother. Mito makes her believe for a long time that her father was dead, but she later confesses to him that he is alive and that she has been granted custody in court. He possesses a personality close to any nekketsu manga hero, although it is clearly more sought after and deep.
31. Sōsuke Aizen
The former 5th Division captain, Sōsuke Aizen is a man of calm and serene appearance, despite his level of power. He would later prove to be a traitor to Soul Society (along with Tōsen and Ichimaru). He is the instigator of the plot to bring down Soul Society.
In order to recover the Hōgyoku (Pearl of Destruction), created and hidden in Rukia Kuchiki’s body by Kisuke Urahara, he organizes the execution of Rukia, which creates unrest in the Seireitei; he then pretends to be dead with the help of his zanpakutō which possesses hypnotic powers, in order to be able to act discreetly.
30. Jet Black
Franchise: Cowboy Bebop
Jet Black is Spike’s teammate and owner of the Bebop, he is a former police officer of Ganymede. Jet was once an inspector with the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) for many years until he lost his left arm in an investigation that went wrong when his corrupt partner betrayed him. His arm was replaced by a cybernetic limb. The character of Jet is the epitome of the father figure of the team.
29. Izuku Midoriya
Franchise: My Hero Academia
He is the main character of the story. The childhood “friend” of Katsuki Bakugo, whom he nicknames Katchan, he was born without Alter. He wants to become the best superhero of his time, like his idol, the famous All Might: “To be able to save lives with a smile on your face”. His dream is to integrate Yuei (UA), the famous and no less prestigious high school which has seen the birth of so many heroes. Yet without powers, he will do anything to become a great hero and catch up with his biggest rival, Katsuki Bakugo. It will ultimately be him that All Might will choose to take over by transmitting his power, the One For All.
28. Satoru Gojō
Franchise: Jujutsu Kaisen
A sorcerer who works as a teacher at the Tokyo Institute of Occult Arts. He is the teacher of Itadori, Megumi and Nobara. He convinces his superiors to keep Yuji alive until he has consumed all of Sukuna’s fingers. He is a complex individual, as he is usually easygoing and playful towards people like his students and colleagues but rude to his superiors.
Although he has given himself the nickname “The Strongest,” most allies and enemies agree that he is one of the most dangerous people alive. As a result, he is widely respected and revered by sorcerers, even those of the sister school in Kyoto, and has a strong influence in the world of witchcraft.
27. Tanjiro Kamado
Franchise: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Tanjiro is very kind by nature and has been described by others as a man with good eyes. He is also very determined and will not give up if he has a goal to be achieved; The best example is to find a cure for Nezuko. Although Tanjiro himself is relatively strong, he is not afraid to ask others for help when he needs it. He always protects other people, especially his younger sister.
An important feature of Tanjiro’s character is that he is able to empathize with everyone, including demons, which in rare cases made him doubt the decisive blow. However, during his service in the ranks of Tanjiro fighters, he gained experience and became more calculating and determined. Thanks to his courage and desire to protect the weak, he meets rivals with respect and dignity, whether human or demonic.
26. Roronoa Zoro
Franchise: One Piece
Zoro is a serious and cold looking character. He has a sometimes thoughtful but excessive temperament (see Arc of Alabasta). The creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda compares him to a shark or a demon. Yet his reactions are often comical or exaggerated. During sea crossings, we see him either training or taking a nap or sleeping, which in the latter case often means he is awakened quite brutally.
Like Nami, he has a great resistance to alcohol and we never see him drunk. He has no sense of direction and has an adversarial and competitive relationship with Sanji, the ship’s cook, with whom he constantly argues, including and especially in the midst of battle. However, as fighters, they regularly demonstrate mutual respect. His relationship with Nami is also not very good as he does not appreciate her greed and she has moreover managed to trap him in Wiskey Peak.
However, with Nico Robin, they are the least malleable members of the crew. When fighting, Zoro always remains serious, focused, and focused on winning. His way of approaching the fights therefore strongly contrasts with that of Luffy or Usopp, he fought with Luffy but they still have not been decided.
Franchise: One-Punch Man
Young inactive having lost taste for life, he decides to become a hero after having faced a giant crab. From then on, he trained for three years to become a powerful hero – ten kilometers of running, a hundred push-ups, a hundred sit-ups, a hundred squats, every day.
After “intensive” training, Saitama notices two changes: he has grown terribly strong, to the point of defeating his enemies in one fell swoop, and has lost all of his hair. Its main attack is the famous “One Punch” which can defeat very powerful enemies like the King of the Seas, Ashura Rhino, the King of the Underworld, or even a gigantic meteorite, and many more.
24. Shinya Kōgami
A 28-year-old Enforcer, he was previously an inspector until his crime rate increased during an investigation. When Sasayama, the executor acting under his orders and investigating the brain of the investigation was killed, he devoted too much to finding the culprit so the Sibyl system demoted him as Enforcerof Division 1.
During the series, he discovers that the indirect responsibility for the death of Sasayama lies with Shōgo Makishima; he then does everything in his power to capture, then kill him.
23. Renji Abarai
Renji Abarai is a friend of Rukia with whom he grew up in Rukongai, where he was born. They became estranged from each other due to the adoption of Rukia by the noble Kuchiki family.
Shortly before Rukia left for the human world (and thus the start of Bleach), he was promoted to lieutenant of the Gotei 13’s 6th Division.
Although he doesn’t show it at first, he is very attached to Rukia. His dearest dream is to surpass Captain Kuchiki. He previously passed through Divisions 11 (under Zaraki Kenpachi) and 5. He is very good friends with Captain Zaraki’s gang, as well as Momo Hinamori and Kira Izuru, lieutenants of the 5th and 3rd Divisions.
He has a lot of acquaintances and friends, including Ichigo. Renji and Ichigo are unable to stay together without arguing over anything or everything, Ichigo’s friends think the two are cousins, as he introduced Renji to them that way in the anime.
He will bite his fingers, his friends think they look a lot alike. However, in the midst of battle, they get along very well and can even act as a team, especially when fighting Aizen. On the other hand, Renji likes to tease Ichigo and vice versa.
At one point in the Hueco Mundo, Ishida tells him that he is like Ichigo after a reckless action that nearly killed them, Renji seems to take it as a compliment.
22. Shin’ichi Kudō / Conan Edogawa
Franchise: Detective Conan
The protagonist of the story, he was a high school detective who helped the police in criminal cases. At the beginning of the story, he discreetly overhears a private conversation between two individuals belonging to a criminal organization called “The Organization of Men in Black”, but he gets knocked out, and swallows a poison that is supposed to kill him, but which actually shrinks him to the size of an elementary school child.
He will then go to live with Kogoro Mouri and his daughter, Ran Mouri, under the pseudonym of Conan Edogawa.
21. Taichi Yagami
He is the leader of the DigiDestined, the main protagonist of Digimon Adventure, and reappears in Digimon Adventure 02. He is 10 years old. In any case, he has, like the other DigiDestined of his team, three more years in Digimon Adventure 02. Tai is a medium-height boy with brown hair and a rather firecracker style. An excellent football player, he is courageous and proclaims himself as a responsible leader.
20. Zaraki Kenpachi
Kenpachi Zaraki is a tall shinigami with disproportionate and demonic power. Kenpachi Zaraki is the only shinigami to become captain of his division without knowing the name of his Zanpakutō or passing the shinigami school exams. He arrived at this post by killing the former captain of the Kenpachi Kiganjō division in front of 200 witnesses.
Maki Ichinose (see Bounts arc) was then a shinigami of the Eleventh Division. Unable to recognize Kenpachi as a captain, he went into exile. Kenpachi is affectionately nicknamed “Keni” by his Vice-Captain Yachiru, the only one who can speak “normally” to him.
He was already strong in his childhood, having killed thousands of people and even managed to defeat Yachiru Unohana, an extremely powerful criminal who would later become the benevolent Retsu Unohana, captain of the 4th Division.
Inu-Yasha is the main character of the story. He is a hanyô, a hybrid being half-man, half-demon, with a human appearance of about fifteen years. He’s got a bad temper, rude, derogatory, proud, violent, and even a bit crude, but he knows how to be kind and generous (even if he doesn’t realize it at such times). He hates losing and seeing his friends in danger.
He has the power to regenerate when injured and possesses supernatural strength through his Hanyo form. However, with each new moon, Inu-Yasha transforms into a simple human, losing his supernatural gifts. He is in the possession of Tessaiga, a magic saber whose name means “the crusher fangs of steel”.
18. Nate River / Near
Franchise: Death Note
Near is one of the candidates to succeed L. He grew up in “Wammy’s House”, an orphanage reserved for gifted children. Calm and calculating, he has many points in common with L. His peculiarity is that he loves to play with children’s toys, which earned him a lot of teasing when he was at the orphanage.
He’s the one who, in part with Mello’s help, finds evidence and demonstrates that Light is Kira. His real name is Nate River.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Krilin is human and first appeared in Dragonball. Along with Goku, he trained with Master Roshi. He is Goku’s best friend. Krilin is one of the strongest fighters compared to the other Z warriors, he took part in the fight against Vegeta and Nappa and then destroyed a few Saibai men.
Together with Goku’s son Son Gohan, he went to the planet Namek and fought alongside Gohan against Frieza’s henchmen, the Ginue Command and Frieza himself. Krilin was killed by Frieza which led to Goku’s transformation into Super Saiyan. Later he was wanted back.
Franchise: Death Note
Light’s main opponent, L is considered the best sleuth in the world, although his identity is unknown. He’s investigating the Kira case. He calls himself Ryûzaki and Hideki Ryuga. His real name remains unknown in the first 12 volumes of the manga, but his real name, L Lawliet, is revealed in the 13th volume, How to read it. His eccentric demeanor is matched only by his intelligence.
15. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is a member of the Uchiha clan. He is a serious boy, although he possesses the great ability for the ninja arts especially the style of fire. His goal is to become strong enough to defeat his older brother Itachi, who murdered all the other members of his clan. Thereafter, he will leave the village to train with Orochimaru a ruthless ninja, who seeks to dominate all the ninjutsu in the world and obtain eternal life.
14. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya Kuchiki is Rukia’s adopted older brother and the captain of the 6th Gotei 13 Division. He was the husband of Hisana, Rukia’s sister, and he granted her last wish by adopting her to his noblewoman. family. However, he never showed her any real sign of affection. He is always calm, haughty, and sure of himself.
Although he shows no emotion upon learning that Rukia is about to be executed, he is deeply upset and does not know what to do. As he is also the head of the Kuchiki family, one of the most important in Soul Society, he is the best known of the Gotei 13 captains. His mastery of bakudo and hado is such that he does not need to quote the formulas.
He has a problem with several people, including Yachiru, lieutenant of the 11th division, and Ichigo.
13. Eren Yeager
Franchise: Attack on Titan
Eren is the protagonist of the manga. He is very impulsive, idealistic, determined and violent. As a child, he saw his mother being devoured before his eyes by a Titan and has dreamed of annihilating them ever since. At first glance, he doesn’t have any particular talent other than being good at hand-to-hand combat and having a steel will.
12. Tōshirō Hitsugaya
Tōshirō Hitsugaya has the appearance of an 11-year-old child, but is already a captain of the 10th Division. Became shinigami only five years ago, he is a young prodigy such as we rarely see in Soul Society. He is very close to Hinamori, lieutenant of the 5th division.
In the anime, he meets Karin, Ichigo’s little sister. His zanpakutō masters the element of water and ice, like Rukia’s. His “shikai” is “Hyōrinmaru”. He is the most powerful zanpakutō of its kind, although his bankai is still incomplete as he can only overpower it for a limited period of time.
According to Arrancar No. 11 Shawlong Qufang, he is still too young to master his Bankai. During his fight with Luppi, Hitsugaya will state that he can fix it as long as he has water nearby.
11. Ken Kaneki
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki is the main character of Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul:re. At the opening of the series, he is a human who studies Japanese literature in the 1st year at Kamii University, living a relatively normal life. However, his situation changes drastically after Rize Kamishiro’s organs and RC pouch have been transplanted to him: he immediately becomes an artificial one-eyed half-ghoul.
He first joined the Anteiku, where Toka Kirishima worked in particular, who would later become his wife, as a part-time waiter. He gradually learns to live like a ghoul and eventually adopts the nickname Eye-Patch.
10. Master Roshi
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Master Roshi is a character from the Dragon Ball manga series. He is one of the first teachers of the main character, Son Goku. Goku and Bulma meet Master Roshi for the first time at the beginning of the series. Master Roshi is the teacher of the turtle school. He is also the inventor of the Kamehameha energy attack. Despite his relatively simple position in the story, he forms the basis for much change.
This is how Goku first met his best friend Krillin because Krillin wanted to train with Master Roshi. During the first martial arts tournament featured in the series, Master Roshi fights under a different identity, Jackie Chun, to test Goku and Krillin’s progress.
9. Porco Rosso
Franchise: Porco Rosso (Studio Ghibli)
Marco Pagot, also known as Porco Rosso, was once a heroic World War I pilot in the Italian Air Force. He then retired and now earns his money as a bounty hunter. He also has the head of a pig. Marco’s looks showcase his political leanings rather than a curse. Marco loves to rest. So he listens to the radio in his deck chair while smoking a French Gitane cigar.
Although he often risks his life hunting down hijackers, he wants to discourage Fio from dangerous adventures. He seems confident, valuing men’s work over women’s when they’re tinkering with his plane. However, his mind changes when Fio demonstrates her skills. He reminds her to take more care of herself. So he asks Fio not to do night shifts. Marco is the opposite of Curtis, but they have one thing in common: they demonstrate their flying skills.
So he flies around the Hotel Adriano to show Gina his flying skills. He also doesn’t show his full potential in the fight against Curtis. Since he’s a bounty hunter and thus the nemesis of the hijackers, he doesn’t confiscate all the money he loots so the hijackers can repair their plane. Knowing the tactics of the sky pirates, he catches up with them faster than they could have hoped.
8. Ash Ketchum
Ash is a ten-year-old boy living in Pallet Town with his mother. He only wants one thing: to become a Pokémon Master, “the best Pokémon trainer in the world.” Professor Oak offers the children of Pallet Town who are old enough to go on an adventure a starter Pokémon. The choice is limited between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
Unfortunately, on “choice” day, Ash wakes up late and arrives at the laboratory long after the others. While he’d chosen Squirtle as the base, he ended up with the Electric-type Pikachu that Professor Oak had kept aside. Despite a difficult start, Ash and Pikachu end up becoming true friends.
7. Light Yagami
Franchise: Death Note
The main character in the story, Light is a gifted high school student who judges today’s world to be corrupt and perverted. When he accidentally finds the Death Note abandoned by a death god (Ryuk), he decides to use it to exterminate all criminals, under the name of Kira. His goal is to create a utopian world free from crime, where he can reign as a god. His sanity and humanity alter as the story progresses.
6. Monkey D. Luffy
Franchise: One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy, nicknamed “Straw Hat”, is the captain, a boy who dreams of becoming the Pirate King. For this, he takes to the sea and gathers around him a crew with whom he can reach Raftel and find the legendary One Piece.
Naive and carefree, he is always loyal, often taking sides to protect his companions and friends. He ingested the devil’s fruit Gom Gom, which transformed his body into rubber, a feature he uses to create various fighting techniques. His bounty amounts to 1 billion and 500 million Berries.
5. Edward Elric
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward (Ed) and his one year younger brother Alphonse Elric (Al) are drawn to alchemy from an early age. Edward hates his father, Hohenheim, who has abandoned his family. Very young, Al and Ed will rummage through their father’s books and gradually learn the basics of alchemy. Their mother will suffer from an illness and will die thereafter.
At the age of eleven, after taking lessons with their master (Izumi Curtis), Ed and Al attempt to revive their mother through human transmutation, a practice that is totally prohibited and which is the ultimate taboo in the field of alchemy. This one fails. Ed will lose his left leg there, Al his whole body. To save Al, Ed sealed the latter’s soul in armor with a seal made with his own blood, but still had to sacrifice his right arm to make it possible.
Since then, the two brothers have been looking for the Philosopher’s Stone, which would allow them to find their lost members without worrying about the rule of equivalent exchange. Ed’s limbs were replaced by mechanical prostheses made by their childhood friend, Winry Rockbell.
4. Naruto Uzumaki
In the universe of the series, Naruto is a young ninja from the village of Konoha. Host to the nine-tailed fox demon, a creature that has attacked the village in the past, he is rejected by the other villagers. His ambition is to become Hokage, the village chief, in order to gain the respect of the inhabitants.
With a cheerful and determined character, he manages to befriend several ninjas of the village over the course of the series, and in particular with Sasuke Uchiha, whom he considers his brother and rival. As he progresses in the series, he manages to be accepted by the inhabitants of the village, until he becomes a hero to them after protecting them. He ends up fulfilling his dream by becoming the Seventh Hokage.
3. Ichigo Kurosaki
Ichigo Kurosaki is the main character of Bleach. He is a Fullbring who becomes a substitute Shinigami who later turns into Zangetsu’s guard (in the form of his Bankai) via his Zanpakuto The spiritual energy from which this guard is formed is the same color as his Getsugatensho when in the form of the Bankai.
2. Son Goku
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Living alone in the mountains far from the city, he inherits a four-star ball known as the Dragon Ball, which he keeps as a memento of his grandfather Son Gohan. He befriends a teenage girl named Bulma.
Together, they embark on the quest for the seven Dragon Balls which, when gathered, summon the wish-granting dragon Shenron. During his adventures, he finds new friends who follow him on his journey. As Goku grows, he saves the Earth and the universe safe from the bad guys.
1. Spike Spiegel
Franchise: Cowboy Bebop
Spike Spiegel is a 27-year-old bounty hunter, born June 26, 2044 on Mars. He is a tall, thin young man. The major inspirations for his character are actor Yūsaku Matsuda for his charismatic physique and taciturn personality, and Bruce Lee for his fighting technique, using the same martial art, Jeet Kune Do.
He has brown and red eyes, one of which is artificial and paler than the other. He usually wears a blue tuxedo, with a yellow shirt and boots inspired by Lupine III. He is a former member of the Red Dragons criminal organization.
He pretends to be dead for being with Julia, but his plan goes awry and Spike will eventually find himself as a bounty hunter with former cop Jet Black. He will go in search of his beloved, but to find her he will have to face Vicious, an old friend who has become his main enemy.