Not all anime shows have cute, huggable characters we are used to seeing in Western cartoons. Anime thrives by bringing viewers complex and difficult personalities folks can really bite into.
Some of these complex characters are also some of the most beloved anime characters in the genre. So much so that these characters have become deserving of their own sequels.
These loved characters aren’t perfect, and it’s partly because of their shortcomings that they’ve become so popular. Up next we’re going to tell all about the top 5 most loved anime characters of all time.
Kakashi Hatake – ‘Naruto’
Kakashi is the one to recognize Naruto as a professional ninja. Kakashi wants his students to do brilliant things and skillfully wield their powers, just like he does.
The man has incredible command over his dynamic capabilities and Sharingan, which you never anticipate given his character’s relaxed nature.
Kakashi also appears as a charmer for all his sincerity; a perfect example is a running gag on what’s concealed underneath his face mask.
Despite this profoundly tragic character, whose traumatic childhood will leave most viewers heartbroken, his reserved personality gives him a mystery that people love.
Spike Spiegel – ‘Cowboy Bebop’
A magnificently cool man whose style of fighting elicits Bruce Lee’s, Spiegel brings his opponents down with the same ease as when he trades witty banter with the Bebop crew members.
Not only does Spiegel himself seem cool, but he’s also incredibly well-developed in plot context.
His history with the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate influences his attitude and actions in ways that are implicit, at times, implicit and sometimes episode’s focus.
Maes Hughes – ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’
Although most of the characters in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood possess relatively large fanbases, no one sticks out like Maes Hughes and his family.
Hughes works as a soldier in his professional career, but his personal life shows him in a far more compassionate role.
He truly loves his wife and three-year-old daughter, so much so that he happily presents pictures of them to everyone who looks, and spends most of his time on the screen speaking about the happiness they give him.
The anime crowd supports any and all incredible fathers, especially those in the line of duty who risk it all.
Saitama – ‘One Punch Man’
Saitama comes in like a gift from heaven for anime fans who are sick of regular shonen heroes. Surely his supernatural abilities permit him to brag about his odds of success, but Saitama never stumbles.
He just allows his capabilities to speak for themselves, choosing to focus on the important aspects of life for him, like low seafood prices at the grocery.
However, Saitama never veers away from his workouts or his sense of responsibility despite his easygoing personality, reminding viewers that even gods need to work for their glory.
His refreshing personality, coupled with his kick-butt ability makes him one of the popular anime characters of all time.
L Lawliet – ‘Death Note’
The hunched over cake-eating detective who is trying to bring down Light, is overwhelmingly loved. People consider L fantastic for a myriad of factors.
For one aspect, his idiosyncratic conduct separates him not only from other geniuses of Death Note but also from different anime series.
While scientifically brilliant, L never pretends that he comes without any shortcomings. He takes little physical care of himself, and at best, his standards are questionable when it comes to solving crimes.
Anime as a genre is one that is always characterized by its favorite characters, whether it’s the best-looking, most intriguing, or most badass character. The above characters are some of the most well-received anime characters of all time.