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Topic: Anime Characters
For whatever reason, cat girls are a beloved character archetype in anime. Here are some of the best examples from over the years.
Earth powers and nature magic are pretty rare in anime, but these characters show that they can be awesome when done well.
You don't often see curly hair in anime, which is just one of many reasons why these anime characters stand out!
There's no shortage of fire users in anime series. Here are the best flame characters and what makes each one stand out.
Cops, detectives, protectors, and law enforcers are common in anime. Here are the best anime police characters that stand out.
In anime, female characters aren't just cute and helpless. There are countless scenes that feature badass female characters.
Yandere characters are common across all anime genres. Here's an explanation of what yandere means and several notable examples.
Think brown is bland and boring? Here are our favorite brown-haired anime characters and why they're so great.
You don't need to watch horror anime to come across truly terrifying anime characters. Here are some of our favorites and why!
Black representation in anime is getting better, as proven by these awesome characters who feel fresh and compelling.
Anime might be known for magic and swords, but don't forget about guns! Here are the best guns we've seen across various anime.
Sometimes the scariest moment is when a calm and level-headed character snaps, like in these iconic anime scenes.
Immortality can affect people in all kinds of ways. Here are our favorite immortal anime characters and why they're great!
Some of the coolest characters in anime history have glasses as part of their signature look. Here are our favorites!
Orange hair can make any anime character stand out, but it can also have a deeper meaning. Here are our favorites examples!
Studio Ghibli has produced so many characters we adore. Here are the most iconic Studio Ghibli characters of all time!
The most sympathetic anime villains are the ones who want good things. They might make bad choices, but you can understand them.
Toss out everything you know about clowns. Here are the best clown characters in anime and why they're so great!
Masks play a big role in many anime series. Here are the coolest masked anime characters we've seen and why they're so awesome!
The most deranged, unhinged, and insane anime characters are usually the most interesting elements of any anime series.
These secret organizations and hidden societies infuse their respective anime series with all kinds of mystery and suspense.
These incredible blind anime characters prove that you don't need sight to kick ass and see things that no one else can.
The beard is such a striking choice when it comes to character designs, and there's no shortage of great bearded characters in anime!
Many great anime characters have had to endure sad and tragic backstories. Here are the saddest ones and why they stand out.
Anime is overflowing with incredible male characters, but only a handful of them truly stand out as popular around the world.
We've seen hundreds of anime powers and abilities throughout the years. Which ones stand out as the most interesting?
Ice powers aren't always as flashy as fire or lightning, but they can be just as effective—or even better—when used by skilled hands.
A great villain doesn't always need to be morally complex. Extreme wickedness and corruption can be fascinating in its own way.
Like it or not, anime will always have cute girl characters who are charming, endearing, and just so easy to love.
Powerful anime abilities often come with drawbacks and risks. Here are the strongest anime powers that are dangerous to use.
Some of our favorite anime main characters are seriously overpowered. But who's the strongest of them all?
Too much fan service isn't just annoying. It can seriously ruin great characters with lots of potential. Here are some examples.
Anime is full of sword-wielding characters, but it takes a really interesting weapon to sit among the coolest anime swords of all time.
It takes more than just a pretty face to become a truly popular female character. Who are the most popular anime girls and why?
Often times, old characters are wise yet fragile. These old anime characters break the mold by proving just how badass they really are.
Some of the coolest characters in anime are thieves, and some of the coolest organizations are criminal enterprises. Check these out!
Blue hair can say a lot about an anime character's personality. Here are some of our favorites and why we love them!
In anime, it's not just old folks who are bald. Here are some of the greatest bald characters in anime and why they stand out.
These women are powerful, intelligent, and impressive. They deserve their reputations as the strongest female anime characters.
Black hair might be basic, but these black-haired anime characters are from dull. Here's why they're up there among our favorites.
In anime, green-haired characters are often unusual and rarely protagonists. Here are our favorites and why they're notably special.
Pink-haired characters are popular in anime, but not all are equally loved. Here are our favorites and why they're so great.
Heroes and villains get too much love. Here are the best anime side characters who deserve praise and recognition!
White-haired anime characters usually have something special up their sleeves. Here are our favorites from over the years.
Red-haired characters in anime are more common than you'd think. Here are our favorites and why they stand out from the rest.
Anime is great at developing characters and relationships. Here are the best anime friendships that make you want to root for them!
Anime is full of romance and cute moments. Here are our picks for the cutest couples in anime and why we love them.
Here are the greatest anime teacher characters and why they make such great mentors for our favorite characters!
Hate may be a strong word, but it definitely applies to all the most hated anime characters on this list.
Animal characters are popular in anime for many reasons: they're cute, funny, and loyal. Here are our favorite anime animal characters!
Time control is a powerful ability—and several anime characters possess it. Here are the best ones and how they work!
Most mainstream anime series have at least one rivalry between core characters. Here are our favorite anime rivalries of all time.
A lot of anime characters have cool names—but sometimes the meaning and significance behind a name makes it even cooler.
We often view butlers and servants as weak and beneath us. These anime characters show that this is far from the case.
Anime series are rife with assassin-type characters, and many of them are female. Here are the best female anime assassins we've seen.
The scariest anime characters aren't the ones with powerful abilities—they're the ones who can steal abilities on a whim.
Heroes are defined by their villains—and in My Hero Academia, the villains stand out as some of the most intriguing characters.
Different Quirks mean different power levels in My Hero Academia. Who tops the list of strongest characters, whether hero or villain?
The Logia-type Devil Fruit is the rarest of all, granting users control over a specific element—and even transform their body into it.