Best Anime Characters - List Of Your Favorites

By on May 18, 2022

Best Anime Characters

Our next article features the top favorites to answer who is the best anime characters. They may be the most well-known protagonists from many famous series. Please join in our description of each character and search for your favorites.

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Erza Scarlet

The Best anime characters

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1. Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto Uzumaki is the core character of the similarly named manga called Naruto. He is described as a teenage shinobi who lives in the imaginary Konohagakure village in the story.

Naruto Uzumaki

The villagers fear and reject Naruto because of the Demonic Fox, an evil beast responsible for the assault of the Hidden Leaf, and now is locked away inside Naruto. Yet, Naruto wishes to be a Hokage to earn the villagers’ acceptance.

A cheerful, enthusiastic, and noisy personality allows him to attract fellow Konohagakure shinobis and people from neighboring villages to fight by his side.

2. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha is also a fantasy figure in the Naruto manga series. Itachi is an elite member of the Uchiha clan, but in a secret spy mission, he is guilty of killing off every one of his clan’s members to keep his little brother alive.

Itachi Uchiha

After being exiled from the village, Itachi later joins the Akatsuki organization and reappears as a serial killer and his brother's greatest nemesis. In the later story, he is involved in the threat of the shinobi world that holds the tailed-beast great powers.

Although he died in the last combat, it is eventually uncovered that Itachi held a hidden purpose for trying to assassinate the Uchiha bloodline. 

3. Kakashi Hatake

Kakashi Hatake is another protagonist in the Naruto stories. In the series, he is an instructor leading team 7, including the main heroes of the tale, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. Kakashi is first characterized as a cold and careless person.

Kakashi Hatake

However, his dedication to colleagues and students becomes more obvious as the story continues. The anime has deeply revealed his past, ending centered on his childhood experiences.

Kakashi Hatake showed up in many Naruto publications, including animated movies, original television cartoons, and video games.

4. Gaara

Gaara, or Sand Gaara, who first appeared as an adversary, is a shinobi associated with Sunagakure as the heir of the Fourth Kazekage. To acquire a powerful tool to defend and rebuild their village, Gaara is chosen to be a host to one of the Tailed Beasts. (1)


Being outcast by the sand village people, an early failure to control his inner power, and the belief that his mother's death related to him contributed to Gaara becoming a ruthless killer.

After battling with Naruto, Gaara shifts his attitude as he becomes Naruto's greatest ally in the end.

5. Jiraiya

Jiraiya was portrayed in the anime's debut as a successor of the Third Hokage and known as a member of the Three Legendary Sannins. Jiraiya debuts as an old pervert who travels around Konohagakure periodically to inform on the activities of Orochimaru and the Akatsuki group. (2)


He is the teacher of the Fourth Hokage and subsequently becomes the mentor of his son, Naruto. Jiraya is also featured in multiple Naruto movies and video games. Jiraiya’s role in the tale and the relationship with Naruto has been praised greatly by reviewers.

6. Monkey D. Luffy

Monkey D.Luffy, often referred to as Straw Hat, is a made-up hero and the primary character of the One Piece comic series. He had his entrance as a small child who gains the power of rubber after unintentionally consuming one of many demon fruits in the story. (3)

Monkey D.Luffy

Luffy had dreamed of becoming a pirate king since he was a little boy, thanks to the inspiration from his idol. In the tale, he sets off to the sea when only 17 years old in a quest for the mythical One Piece.

On the adventure, he confronts many villains while also assisting and befriending the people of numerous islands. Luffy turns serious and sometimes hostile when he battles despite his usual pleasant manner.

7. Light Yagami

Light Yagami is the core character of the manga classic Death Note. This protagonist is described as a clever but boring genius discovering Death Note.

Light Yagami

Enraged with the world’s injustices, Light exploits the Death Note and kills people he considers morally undeserving of existence, orchestrating a worldwide bloodbath as the outlaw Kira.

Light is hunted by a consultant detective named L during attempts to develop a society without crime and corruption, upon which he would perform as a divine figure.

8. Goku

Goku is the fictional hero of the Dragon Ball anime series. He is modeled on Sun Wukong, a central character of an ancient Chinese tale, with inspirations from the Hong Kong kung fu flicks. (4)


Goku is presented as an oddball, monkey-tailed young man who pursues kung fu and owns superhuman power. In the story, he joins on a quest to locate seven Dragon Balls that grant wishes.

Throughout the course, he meets new comrades who join him in the quest to become a better fighter. As Goku gets older, he emerges as the  Earth's strongest fighter, battling a wide range of enemies with the assistance of his comrades while also winning new allies.

9. Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo Kurosaki, a made-up figure in the Bleach anime series, is the story’s core protagonist. Ichigo gains the Soul Reaper abilities after encountering Rukia Kuchiki. However, these abilities come with a price. (5)

Ichigo Kurosaki

Ichigo agrees to serve as Rukia’s will, fighting to defend humanity from bad spirits classified as Hollows while transporting good ones to the Soul Society world.

Additionally, Ichigo features various Bleach products, including animated series, films, two exclusive video cartoons, and video games.

10. Erza Scarlet

Erza Scarlet, a young S-class sword wielder of Fairy Tail, is known for her role as the alliance’s most powerful witch. She possesses The Knight, the magic which instantly changes and activates weapons or armors that enhance her inner strength and magical abilities. (6)

Erza Scarlet

She was kidnapped away from her parents, who felt her daughter was unwell and needed to be cured. Ezra is imprisoned at the age of 11. She is imprisoned and meets Jellal Fernades, who gave Scarlet's nickname after her hair color.


That’s a wrap-up for the best anime characters! Your favorite one may not show up on the list or are not ranked correctly. However, you can still rearrange it yourself to the desired order.

The anime universe is very wide, and the possibility of appearing on a subjective list can be very narrow. In addition, remember to search for the item collection on the GearOtaku website and obtain your favorite character-based objects.

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