Top 10 Anime Villains We All Love to Hate

Almost every credit for the success of an anime series is given to the main protagonists.  Although it’s true that anime characters like Naruto, Son Goku, and Monkey D Luffy gather the most fans because of their lovable appearance and unique personality, it can’t be argued that their villain counterparts play a huge role in molding them into the characters we all enjoy to watch. Can you imagine Naruto without Pain and Uchiha Madara?  Will he become the strong and competent Hokage he is now if they were not there to test his limits?

The best protagonist can’t exist without an equally good antagonist.  And the best anime antagonists deserve all the praise they can get for playing a crucial role in the success of the anime series they came from.  The anime villains featured below are the best I’ve found after being an anime fan for more than a decade now.  All of them annoyed me at one point yet I appreciate these antagonist anime characters as they made their respective anime shows unpredictable and very exciting to watch.

 

 


1. Yagami Light from Death Note

What if you’ll be given the chance to control someone’s death by simply using a notebook?  Death Note revolves around the story of Yagami Light and other chosen people who were bestowed with the cursed notebook used by Death Gods.  It started just because a Death God was bored and interested in humanity’s limitations.  Yagami Light responded by killing convicted criminals around him and he acted as the new face of justice.  He is a top student in his class and even considered a genius so it was not hard for him to understand the situation and come up with ideas on how to fully utilize the cursed tool he acquired.  He is acted both as a protagonist and antagonist in this anime show.  Whether you’ll see him as a villain or not depends on which perspective you’ll look.  Somehow, he provided a direct path in punishing wrongdoers but the fact that he has the ability to kill anyone in an instant makes him a grave threat to humanity.  Are you a fan of Yagami Light and his perception of justice?  Or do you believe L’s reasoning that our current world is not ready for his idea of justice?  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!





2. Don Quixote Do Flamingo from One Piece

Monkey D Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king is slowly turning into reality.  He managed to acquire a strong and loyal crew.  The straw hat crew started their journey in the grand line with hopeful spirits but they were clueless back then about the enemy they’ll face outright.  He is one of the most corrupted members of the Shichibukai, Don Quixote Do Flamingo.  For his clan, he is the reliable leader who would do anything for the sake of family and to be a step closer to his ultimate goal.  He cares less even a country is destroyed as long as his plans succeed.  To many, he is the reincarnation of the devil himself and is the root of their suffering.    Even the government is afraid of his twisted personality.  He thinks no one as his ally and would turn his blade to anyone who blocks his path regardless of their affinity.  This is why Monkey D Luffy and his paths crossed.  They are destined to fight to the death because they carry opposite morals and effect to the people around them. Do Flamingo strives in destruction and betrayal while Monkey D Luffy fights for new beginnings and loyalty.

 

 


3. Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter

Clowns are often seen in birthday parties entertaining children and making sure they leave the event with a big smile.  But even though they dress up to look as colorful and funny as possible, many still fear them.  Some consider clowns as their greatest fears and this is not just applicable to children.  This fear most likely stemmed from famous horror movies and TV shows which feature a killer clown as the main antagonist.  Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter is one of them.  Despite being an antagonist, he is surprisingly very popular.  He’s definitely evil but there are several points in the anime series where he helped Gon and Killua, the main protagonist of Hunter X Hunter.  Although his intentions in doing so are crooked, he still manages to assist them during dire predicaments which makes it hard to entirely hate him.  But don’t be too comfortable around him because Hisoka is merciless and would kill anyone including the ones he considered allies in the past just to satisfy his craving for a good fight.

 

 


4. Shishio Makoto from Rorouni Kenshin

Many would easily forgive after being wronged but not Shishio Makoto.  To his defense, the government which he loyally served all his life betrayed and treated him like trash so his vengeance can’t be considered unjustifiable.  He was killed and burned to hide government secrets as they try to transition to a new era of peace.  However, they fail to consider the resilience of a man who has survived countless death battles.  Shishio came out burnt and in the process gained the ability to conjure fire which he can use to heat up his weapon. He can also overheat if used in excessively so it’s basically a double-edged weapon.  After being burnt, his role as the government’s assassin was given to the young and naïve Kenshin Himura.  They did almost the same acts for the government but followed different path afterward.  The two of them cut their ties from the government after realizing that their actions were pointless in attaining real peace.  However, Shishio decided to take matters into his hands and create a government that follows his ideals while Kenshin wandered and chose a peaceful way of living away from the sword.

 

 


5. Toguro from Yu Yu Hakusho

What is true strength?  Is it the ability to overpower anyone that challenges you?  Or is it measured by how you protect the weak and be irrepressible even against a mightier foe?  Toguro sees optimal strength as his sole goal in life.  He wants nothing other than to be the strongest.  This caused Toguro a lot including his only comrade who treated him more than a friend but a true brother.  He crossed path with Yusuke and his friends when he was acting as a bodyguard for a wealthy underground businessman who kidnapped Yukina, Hiei’s sister, for her crystal tears.  Yusuke somehow defeated Toguro with the help of Kuwabara during their first encounter. Nevertheless, it can’t really be counted as a win because Toguro was going easy on him and the outcome was what his employer wants. Their second meeting is in an otherworld martial arts tournament.  Can Yusuke defeat Toguro if he decides to go all out?  If you’ve never watched a single Yu Yu Hakusho episode then you are surely missing half of your life as an anime enthusiast!

 

 


6. Team Rocket from Pokemon

Villains are expected to be ruthless and cunning.  They are merciless and relentless in coming up with evil plans to either defeat their rival hero or finally attain their most coveted goal; world domination. However, this is not applicable to Team Rocket particularly one of their teams composed of Jessie, James, and Meowth.  It is a huge organization which aims to abduct Pokemons and uses them in wrong doings but this team is so bad in their job that they’ve never won an encounter against Ash and his friends even though they’ve been pursuing for several years now.  Their failures are the main source of humor in the anime series.  It’s entertaining to see Team Rocket blast off every time they are defeated but sometimes I feel bad for them.  They do deserve credit for not giving up after countless futile efforts.  And I know every Pokemon fan would agree that the Pokemon anime series won’t be complete and will never achieve the fame it is enjoying today without the quirky and funny Team Rocket.

 





7. Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord

You might be wondering why the main protagonist of the anime series Overlord is included in this list but please hear me out first.  Despite having a good sense of justice, we still can’t deny the fact that Ainz is an Overlord.  His character is the manifestation of evil and is designed to hate the living.  Of course, he is a villain but he turned out to be a special one because he is a former human being.  All of his subordinates are clueless about his situation and all they see is the mighty Momonga who rules all the supreme beings so they expect him to be wise and evil.  He saved a couple of humans along the way but his subordinates only see such actions as a way of showing mercy towards inferior beings.  Ainz also lost a lot of his humanity including the ability to experience intense feelings and the need to sleep and eat.  He became a monster not just in the outside but also inside as he does not feel even a little remorse after killing humans given such action comes with a justifiable reason.

 

 


8. Hao Asakura from Shaman King

Brotherhood is supposed to be eternal.  Brothers should not fight but instead, support each other.  Yoh Asakura harbors no ill feelings toward his brother Hao Asakura.  Nevertheless, he simply can’t work together with his older brother as he plans to rule over the world after acquiring the title “Shaman King”.   It is the ultimate dream of every Shaman across the world so everyone is aiming for it with the help of their respective guardian spirits.  Hao, the current “Shaman King” is merciless and will easily let his Spirit of Fire consume anyone who would dare cross his path.  He also managed to gather strong subordinates making it harder for Yoh to stop his wicked plans.  Will Amidamaru, Yoh’s guardian spirit, be strong enough to match Hao’s Spirit of Fire?  Can their duo achieve what is thought to be close to impossible, subdue a Grand Elemental Spirit?

 

 


9. Sosuke Aizen from Bleach

The most dangerous villains are not those with inhuman strength or speed but those who are wise and tricky.  These villains carefully lay out their plans and make sure they would succeed in the end regardless if certain parties try to stop them or not.  Sosuke Aizen belongs to this rare breed of villains.  What’s more disturbing is that apart from being clever, he is also strong enough to become a Captain of Squad Five.  Ichigo and his gang were left clueless as Aizen’s plan went forward from one phase to another.  They only realized that they were all dancing in his palm when it was almost too late.  It took Ichigo’s final Shinigami form to defeat Aizen and he had to sacrifice every ounce of his power to do so.  After their match, Ichigo was left without any spiritual power turning him into a normal human being.  This only proves how powerful and dangerous Aizen is.  He cornered Ichigo in a tight spot.   Although Ichigo’s appearance in the Shinigami world was a part of his plans, it ended up as its major flaw because he never thought about the possibility of Ichigo becoming strong enough to defeat him.

 

 


10. Pain from Naruto Shippuden

It is said that pain shapes us.  It brings out the diamond hiding within all of us after we overcome it through sheer will and the help of people around us who truly care.  But it does not go towards a positive outcome every time.  There are also some cases where pain leads a person to the brink of disparity until he loses hope and succumbs to darkness.  This is what happened to Pain.  Jiraiya, his previous master, tried to save him but it was already too late. He lost every reason to live after witnessing the death of everyone dear to him.  Jiraiya was not there to save them so he also held an irreversible grudge towards the only person who tried to reach out to him.  It’s truly a sad story but Naruto simply can’t leave Pain be just because of all the sufferings he had to endure.  Naruto needs to stop Pain from destroying Konoha.  Pain believes that doing so would make him feel better as he considers Konoha as the main reason for his sufferings.  Despite Pain’s inclination to evil, in the end, Naruto managed to reach the innermost of his heart.  Pain realized that the people who are suffering from his actions has nothing to do with what happened to him before and agreed to undo the destruction and death he caused at the expense of his own life.  Is he truly a villain or just another victim of the world’s cruelty?  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

 


Other Villain Characters Worth Mentioning

Majin Buu from Dragonball Z

It’s hard to hate on someone who is chubby and cute.  But the Dragonball Z world was left with no choice when Majin Buu was summoned and he started destroying one city after another.  Son Goku was not ready to fight him back then because he was still dead so the world was left in the hands of Vegeta, Son Gohan, and the rest of the Z fighters.  They were easily defeated by the seemingly indestructible Majin Buu.  He might act like a spoiled child but his power is the real deal.  Gohan was trained by the Great King Kai to surpass a Super Saiyan but it was still not enough.  It was only until Son Goku and Vegeta worked together when they got a fighting chance against Majin Buu.  The Kid Buu appeared and trapped the fat Buu inside him.  When Son Goku’s Spirit Bomb, carrying the power of everyone on earth, killed Kid Buu, Majin Buu was released and they spared him.  He became the new member of the Z fighters and for me, it’s a really good bargain.  As a villain, he is merciless and dangerous because he can’t be killed but as an ally, he is loyal and very dependable.

 

 


Kureo Mado from Tokyo Ghoul

Monsters should be hunted and killed.  Anything that is a danger to humanity should be eliminated at once.  This is the mindset of the people behind the Commission of Counter Ghoul.  They are tasked to investigate cases of Ghoul attacks an act accordingly.  Hunting Ghouls is a very dangerous way of living so their best agents are equipped with high-tech weapons known as quinque.  Kureo Mado is one of their most renowned members.  He successfully hunted down even the most dangerous ghouls with his wits and fighting prowess.   Mado might act and look weird but his subordinates respect him.  He is so dedicated in eliminating Ghouls to the extent that it has become an obsession.  Age and sex won’t matter to him when it comes to Ghouls.  He seems them equally as monsters that should be killed on sight without further negotiations.  Kureo Mado was killed by Touka when he tried to sneak an attack towards Hinami, the daughter of the Ghoul he killed in cold blood.

 

 


Naraku from Inuyasha

Is immortality really a gift or a curse? What’s the point of living forever if you don’t have anyone to spend all this time with? These questions are irrelevant for Naraku, the rival of Inuyasha.  He is among the many yokais who was born from the human, Onigumo.  He is the one responsible for the death of Kikyo and the seal placed on Inuyasha.  He desires the Shikon no Tama, a jewel which could make him the most powerful yokai.  Throughout the anime series, he raced with Inuyasha in collecting the shards needed to form the jewel.  He successfully completed it later on but he was slain by Inuyasha right after.  He transformed into his real form and gained the power he long wanted but his selfish purpose and lack of trustworthy allies made him weak.  His failure is a reminder for all of us that no man, or in his case monster, is an island.  No matter how rich, powerful, and influential you are, these advantages will always fall short against the existence of real friends and family when it comes to being happy and successful in life.

 

 


Titans from Shingeki no Kyoujin

Science is both amazing and scary.  History has already proven that scientific breakthroughs are not just limited to technologies that are beneficial to all humanity.  Remember the Atomic Bomb?  Science paved a way to its development and it wiped out an entire city in just a few seconds leaving thousands dead and millions sick.  This is very similar to what happened in Shingeki No Kyojin.   The only difference is that the experiment gone wrong in their situation does not involve bombs but oversized humans who developed an insatiable desire for human flesh.  They were referred to as Titans and ever since then humanity has been fighting them off with tall walls and military forces specifically trained to go up against them.  These giants are formidable opponents not just because of their size.  A few rare ones also have the intellect that can match humans.  They are also very agile.  One wrong move and you’ll end up inside their belly in an instant.  Topped up with their weird body proportion and scary faces, the Titans definitely deserve a spot in this list.

 

 


Ryo Mashiba from Hajime no Ippo

Intimidation is a crucial skill in boxing.   Mastering it would make it easier for a boxer to close in an opponent and chop off a huge chunk of his confidence especially during the early rounds.  And it does not really require a huge body and a scary face to be good at it.  The main ingredients to have an intimidating presence as a boxer are attitude and confidence.   But I’m no expert so maybe there are more.  If you’re really interested in this aspect of boxing, you should meet Ryo Mahiba.  He is the second formidable opponent Ippo Makunouchi met next to Miyata, his rival.  Ryo’s intimidating presence stems from his desperation to win.  He can’t afford to lose because his sister depends on him.  He is also willing to do even the nastiest tricks in the books just to grab the win making it seems like is nothing more than a ruthless and merciless wild animal inside the ring.  It’s different from his sister though.  She sees his brother as a hardworking man who sacrificed everything just to make a living and support her.

 

 


Judar from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

It is said that your childhood shapes you and all the experience you’ll gather when you’re just a kid will affect your overall personality as you grow up.  Judar is a living proof that this is true.  He had a dark past but managed to get out of it and became one of the most powerful Magis in his generation.  The bad experiences he had to endure and his absurd ice magic made him arrogant.  He is the type of person who would not mind killing bystanders during a fight or using innocent people in his plans. Judar is a villain any hero would not want to face.   But is he beyond saving?  Like everybody else, there is still hope to redeem Judar.  Deep inside him is a boy who simply wants to be cared for and loved.  He might violently deny this but Judar’s only wish is to have comrades to fight along with as well as something precious that is worth protecting with his power.  Once led towards the right path, Judar has the potential to be a loyal and trustworthy ally.

 

 


Zeref from Fairy Tail

How can I disregard Zeref Dragneel, the most powerful and evilest Mage in Fairy Tail, while making this list?  He is Natsu Dragneel’s big brother and mortal enemy.  For Zeref, Natsu is nothing more than a tool which can free him from a sad and lonely life brought upon by his cursed body.  His powerful and destructive magic and spread death to everything around him in an instant.  He is so powerful that entire guilds fear him while others who are a bit daring exclaim that they are willing to do anything just to make him their ally.   Zeref’s duel with his brother Natsu is one of the best fight scenes in Fairy Tail.  Since Natsu will suffer the same fate as Zeref, our beloved mage is basically forced to sacrifice his own life for the good of all.  To the eyes of his friends and guildmates, it’s a battle that would lead to no other path than seeing their comrade die.  How can Natsu get out alive from this ordeal?  Will Fairy Tail’s firepower be enough to stop Zeref and his plans to end an era? You should start watching Fairy Tail now if you want to catch up to the hype!

 

 


Gin from Detective Conan

Shinichi Kudo is always vigilant against the syndicate who is responsible for turning him into a kid.  The organization boasts a wide influence scattered across the globe and their operations vary from manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, smuggling and dealing of guns, and even assassination.  Gin is one of their most loyal and influential high-ranking executives.  Despite his rank, he makes sure crucial missions are done smoothly by personally leading his men on the field.  He is skilled in both armed and unarmed combat.  But probably the most dangerous thing about him is his wit.  Gin easily evades police traps and thinks several steps ahead while strategizing.  These are the reasons why even the genius Shinichi Kudo can’t catch him or gather enough information about his origin and the current structure of the organization.

 

 


Sea King from One Punch Man

Saitama is unrivaled in almost every aspect as a superhero and is considered as the most popular bald anime character by far.  He is super fast and ultra-strong.  Inflicting damage on him if ever you land a lucky punch is seemingly impossible.  If it does happen, it’s a good idea to immediately check the hand or foot that landed the blow because it will be most likely injured.  That’s how tough Saitama is.  Nonetheless, he still comes with several flaws and one of them is the inability to fly or teleport to a location he desires.  This gave Sea King, a strong monster who claimed to be the most powerful creature living beneath the sea, enough time to wreak havoc in the city and injure several heroes who responded first.  Zenos, Saitama’s disciple, was one of them.  As an advanced battle android, he managed to fight toe-to-toe with Sea King for a while but it was completely over when the latter decided to get serious.  He can turn a droplet of water into a bullet-like projectile weapon by simply flicking it.  He is also fast enough to out-run escaping heroes and has the strength to mow down cement walls with a single punch.  But is he a formidable foe for Saitama?  Well, the answer is obvious but I don’t want to spoil the show even more so why not watch One Punch Man?  I guarantee it’s definitely worth your time!

 

 


Tomura Shigaraki from Boku No Hero Academia

There are several types of villain anime characters.  Some specialize in pressuring the protagonists with a huge army which they can order to attack at will.  Others work alone but boast superior strength and other special abilities which make it almost impossible for the main character to win a duel against them without the help of trusted allies.   A few rare ones only rely on their wit and have little to no power on their own.   This type of enemy is the hardest to deal with in my opinion. Tomura Shigaraki belongs to this rare breed.  Yes, he has the ability to decay anything he touches and has boosted strength and speed but these abilities fall short compared to strong professional heroes in Boku No Hero Academia.  What makes him truly dangerous is his ability to command his allies as their leader and strategize.  He has no qualms about killing the innocent and involving them in battles just to gain the upper hand.

 

 


Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti from Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World

What if you accidentally take the life of the most special person in your life?  Would you ever forgive yourself? This is the predicament that caused Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti to lose his mind and turn wicked.  He had a tough and gentle look a hundred years ago but everything flipped when he accidentally killed Fortuna with the use of Pandora’s Power.  The pain was too much for him to bear and now he has become an active member of the most feared Witch Cult.   They met path with Subaru, the main protagonist in the main series, and he managed to kill Subaru and even infiltrated his body.  It took everything going perfectly before he and his crew successfully defeated Petelgeuse.

 

 


Nobuyuki Sugo from Sword Art Online

Love is patient and kind.  The definition if far from how Nobuyuki Sugo thinks of love.  He is the main antagonist in the hit anime series Sword Art Online.  After defeating the final boss, Kayaba Akihiko, Kirito woke up after more than a year of being trapped inside the game.  He immediately searched for the real Asuna but was confused and worried when he found out that she did not wake up like him and the rest of the players.  He did his best to solve the puzzle and was able to find hits of Asuna being trapped in another game.  And he was right. All along, Asuna was being held captive by Nobuyuki Sugo, the man his family wants her to marry.  He plans to further develop the game and weaponize it.  And it’s up to Kirito and his new allies to rescue Asuna and stop Sugo from starting another Virtual Reality nightmare.

 

 


Seijuro Akashi from Kuroko’s Basketball

Basketball is a team sport.  No matter how good you are, winning without the help of your teammates is impossible.  But this common thought can be argued if we talk about extremely talented individuals like the captain of the famous generation of miracles, Seijuro Akashi in the famous sports anime Kuroko No Basket.  He is the one who thought most of the generation of miracle members their abilities and his leadership ability is at the level of professional basketball players.  He plays basketball not per quarter but as a whole.  Against him, it would seem that everything that will happen in every ball possession is going according to his plan.  And if by anyway something unexpected happens, he can easily carry the whole team with his own superior scoring and defensive skills.  Seijuro gave Kuroko and the whole Seiseki Team the hardest time in their basketball life as they all need to play at their best in order to stand a chance against his team Rakuzan High.

 

 


Hendrickson from Seven Deadly Sins

It’s ironic to see a holy knight being corrupted.  They are supposed to be the protectors of peace and justice.  Nonetheless, in the anime series Seven Deadly Sins, they are cruel and unreasonable.  Hendrickson to be specific turned to his demonic powers just to achieve his selfish goal which is to rule over the land along with the Holy Knights.  Mediolas and his group suffered a lot of loses just to subdue Hendrickson in his demon form.  But this is a far cry from his personality way back when he was just a loyal knight of the kingdom.  He always scolded his comrades who are slacking and is also extremely loyal to his masters.  He is gentle, respectful, and just.  But people change right?  And sad to say, his change leaned toward the bad side.  Do you know someone close to you who undergone the same change?  Have you tried urging him to come back to the right path?  Share your experience in the comment section below!

 

 


Azami Nakiri from Food Wars!

How far would you go to achieve perfection in cooking?  Azami Nakiri took it to the next level by conspiring with top chefs and selfishly deciding for his subordinates.  He was once the director of Totsuki Culinary Academy after manipulating the Elite Ten back then to oust his own father-in-law.  Everyone hates him including the wealthy owners of famous culinary businesses.  And this is not surprising because only a few understand and accepts his meaning of culinary perfection.  He cultivated God Tongue through abusive means despite the fact that the guinea pig is his own daughter, Erina.  This goes without saying that he only thinks of her daughter as a tool for him to achieve his selfish goals.  As a result, Erina developed a rooted fear towards him which she struggled to overcome.

 

 

 

That’s a wrap!  Did you like the list?  Do you also think that anime villains should be credited as well?  They truly make the anime series more fun and exciting.  The stronger and eviler the villain the better, right?  Or do you have better anime villain characters in mind?  Don’t be shy and share your thoughts in the comments section below!  Who knows you might convince me to tweak this list and of course give you a shout out for coming up with an awesome suggestion.

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Top 10 Mind Blowing Anime in Real Life You’ve Got to See to Believe!

It’s always awesome to know that someone famous looks just like you. It can take anyone’s pride up by several notches in an instant. What about if your looks resembles an anime character? Would you react the same way? As we all know, anime characters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are designed to look as pretty as princesses from bedtime stories while others have bodies and faces that can only be described as out of this world. In the end, whether being an anime look-alike is a compliment or an insult will depend on the character you are being compared to. How about famous international celebrities? Would they be offended? Here’s a list of the most mind blowing anime in real life that can help you come up with a reasonable answer.

 

 


Eminem & God Eneru of One Piece

The Slim Shady himself is in the house y’all! Eminem is one of the best rappers if not the best of his generation. In fact, it’s a mortal sin to not know him you are interested rapping and the hip-hop culture. What made him special is that he is the first white person to do so in the industry which was founded and dominated by people of color. And if you ever watched One Piece particularly the arc where Luffy and his gang visited Sky Island, you’ll instantly notice how Eminem resembles God Eneru. They both have the same facial structure, skin color, and even hair. But the best part of all is that both of them stand on the top of their chosen path in life as a ruler where Eminem is the God of Rap while Eneru is the God of Sky Island.

 

 

 




Jet Li and Saitama from One Punch Man

There are only a few action holy wood actors who actually know how to fight in real life. And one of them is Jet Li. He started practicing Wu Shu at a very young age due to his parent’s influence and he managed to reach the international stage which only proves that he has the innate talent, body, and heart for it. Several years fast forward and we find Jet Li in hit martial art movies performing jaw-dropping stunts and fight sequences. It came to a point where he became the face of martial arts after Bruce Lee. This makes me wonder if it’s truly just a mere coincidence that he looks like Saitama from One Punch Man. Saitama is the strongest hero in his world and he happens to be bald just like Jet Li in his famous movies where he played the role of a shaolin martial arts expert. Well it won’t be disrespectful in any way to compare the two because both of them have the skill and charisma to back up their reputation and fame.

 

 


Hulk Hogan and Killer Bee from Naruto

Before Mixed Martial Arts took the center stage in fight entertainment, wrestling was hailed as the number one. It also became the venue where famous personalities of today started their career like Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Triple H. and many more. Among them, one stood out and became the face of wrestling for decades. His unique antics in the ring and never-say-die attitude impressed billions worldwide. He is none other than Hulk Hogan. Even though time got the better of him today, he is still regarded as one of the most influential wrestler of all time. This is probably why the creator of Naruto can’t help but create a character that closely resembles him, Killer Bee. This goes true not just because of their physical similarities but also for sharing a funky and outgoing attitude. Killer Bee like Hulk Hogan is fond of throwing out catchy phrases and funny gestures which made him very lovable. Although he is not as famous as the lead character Naruto, he unquestionably belongs to the top ten within the Naruto anime series.

 

 


Bruce Lee and Lee Pai Long from Shaman King

The untimely death of Bruce Lee is regarded as one of the most tragic events in the modern entertainment industry. During that time, he was at the top of the world with international exposure and millions of fan worldwide. He started the martial arts revolution and greatly increased his fame along with the art from one movie to another. The world misses him until now which is why a lot of video game and anime characters are based out of him. One of them is Lee Pai Long from Shaman King. They have the same hairstyle and facial structure. Their fighting techniques are also very similar as they focus on inflicting the greatest damage possible in the least possible time using any part of their body or a pair of nun chucks.

 

 

 

 


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Keanu Reeves and Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate

It’s common for famous people to be prideful an arrogant. Most of them succumb to the ravaging whirlpool of fame and worldly riches and as a result forget their roots. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that there are a few exemptions among them and the best example is Keanu Reeves. Despite starring in several blockbuster movies, he remains grounded. He has a really charming face so it’s hard to accept that there’s someone that looks like him. However, anime fans who got to know Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate won’t say the same. Their facial features are the same as well as their hairstyle. Both of them are also socially inept but are experts in their field of choice as a scientist for Rintaro Okabe and as an actor for Keanu Reeves.

 

 


Manny Pacquiao and Makunouchi Ippo of Hajime no Ippo

It’s impossible to gather 8 division belts in professional boxing unless you are Manny Pacquiao. He is the Filipino boxer who took the world by storm and impressed boxing fans across the globe with his inhuman hands speed and unrivaled punching power. Manny Pacquiao was unstoppable during his prime as he demolished previous boxing legends like Marco Antonio Barrera and Eric Morales. His boxing intensity can be compared to Ippo Makunouchi’s aggressive and relentless style. Although he does not use Ippo’s signature move, Dempsey Roll, Pacquiao’s humble beginnings, knockout ability, and hunger for greatness equals Ippo’s. So if Pacquiao is Ippo, who do you think should be the Miyata Ichirou of boxing? Leave a comment below!

 

 


Dirk Nowitzki and Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko’s Basketball

Are you a basketball fan? Or were you a high school basketball varsity player or simply play with friends during weekends? As long as you have a bit of knowledge about basketball, you’ll agree that those who are blessed with height conventionally take the center role during a game. This role requires the player to control the rebound, box out the opposing team center, and make put backs when possible. Dirk Nowitzki, an NBA superstar, defied this norm by becoming one of the best jump shooter of all time despite having the height of a center. Kuroko’s basketball fans will instantly compare him to Midorima Shintarou upon knowing such fact. Although they don’t look exactly alike, everything about them aside from that perfectly fits like their shooting form and accuracy.

 

 


Scarlett Johansson and Motoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is one of the prettiest faces in the Hollywood today. This is one of the reasons aside from her innate talent in acting why she already starred in a number of box office movies for the past decade. Anime fans were excited as news regarding her portrayal of the role of Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell since she has every requirement to pull of it off. And as expected, she delivered with flying colors. Although critics say that the movie ended up as a typical Hollywood hero movie without offering something new in the plate it somehow gave justice to the franchise. At least they go Motoko’s looks right as Scarlett Johansson’s transformation in the movie made her look like the anime character’s real-life version. What do you think about the Ghost in the Shell 2017 movie? Share your thoughts below!

 

 


Chris Hemsworth and Brain Unglaus of Overlord

Upon facing an opponent that you can’t beat and you feel certain death is just a few seconds away, would you run for your life or hold your ground to at least put up some kind resistance? This decision where your life is one the line is not easy. This is why no one has the right to criticize Brain Unglaus of Overlord when he ran like a mad man after realizing Shalltear Bloodfallen’s strength. It’s not that he is a coward, he simply responded to human instinct. He greatly reminds me of Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor. Courage is written all over Thor’s personality but it’s not one brought upon by ignorance. He knows his limits just like Brain. And the fact that they look alike aside from Brain’s hair color makes the resemblance more striking.

 

 


Chris Evans and Commander Erwin of Shingeki No Kyojin

We talked about Thor so why not talk about his good old pal Captain America portrayed by Chris Evans. He is the avenger’s conscience as he always put the people’s welfare above any objective. Captain America is also highly respected by every member despite being the weakest among them in terms of raw power. If you’re a fan of Shingeki No Kyojin, you’ll surely point out the fact that he looks and acts like Commander Erwin. They share the same hairstyle and color, facial features, and even body type. Both of them carry a serious yet compassionate demeanor. They are leaders in the vanguard force who protects humanity from extinction.

 


Honorable Mentions

 

Kim Taehyung and Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul

 

They really look alike and I think it’s not surprising because majority of anime characters are designed based on Asian people. Kim Taehyung belongs to a popular South Korean idol group called BTS. He is both a singer and actor which of course different from Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul who need to hide his true identity to protect himself and the people close to him.

 

 

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert of Tiger and Bunny

 

Robert is based on Robert Downey Jr. making them exactly lookalikes. This goes true from the hair, body shape, color, and even their attitude. We all know that Robert Downey Jr. is known for playing a variety of roles in Hollywood movies including weird ones where he was required to overhaul his overall persona.

 

 

Ji Eun and Hinata Hyuga of Naruto

 

Another famous South Korean idol almost made it to this list, Ji Eun. She is a member of the girl group Secret. Like almost every South Korean girl idol, she loves to play around with her style. The picture here was taken from a music video where she slayed the bangs look like the one Hinata Hyuga is famous of. Although they look alike, their personalities are total opposites since Ji Eun is outgoing and bubbly while Hinata tends to be shy and freeze up during embarrassing moments.

 

There are other anime characters out there who lookalikes in real life.  Those that are not planned are more special though.   If you have noticed anime characters that resemble your friend, families, or famous personalities aside from the ones mentioned above, feel free to share below in the comments section.  Moreover, include pictures to help convince us that they are truly worth being a part of this list.  As always, give us a LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

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List of Best Bald Anime Characters of All Time

Long hair is often incorporated with power.  It dates back from the legend of Samson and Delilah to the current anime hero Son Goku. Things changed when bald anime characters became popular due to Saitama.  These famous imaginary pop culture characters suggest that you’re expected to have greater power the longer your hair is.

But in reality, having a fancy long hair is a huge disadvantage in a fight.  Your enemy can easy pull it and gain control over your upper body. Long hair can also block your view and they easily strangle greatly hindering your mobility.  Despite these truths about having long hair, why do we lack famous anime boys with short hair or bald heads?

It’s clear that if not for the recent appearance of Saitama, bald anime would have been easily left less represented.  If you curious whether Saitama is alone as a strong anime character then read through this list and get to know the rest of them.  You’ll be surprised that you haven’t noticed some of them even though they belong to famous anime shows like Bleach and Dragonball Z!


Saitama - Anime Bald Guy with Cape

Last but definitely not the least is the one who made bald anime characters famous again, Saitama from the hit anime series One Punch Man.  He is the lead character of this anime series and as the title suggests, he can eliminate his enemies even the godly strong ones in just a single punch.  He is the epitome of over powered characters to the extent that it’s not even funny anymore. You can either hate or love him for having absurd strength but you can’t help but do the latter as the series progresses.  Even though he became the strongest man in the universe by far through basic exercises, it never went to his head.  He remained living in his simple apartment while saving the day without attracting the world’s attention.  Saitama is the character everyone including those who have long beautiful hair should look up to!


Master Roshi - Old Bald Character

Son Goku would never become the famous hero he is today without his pervert yet capable master, old man Roshi.  He is the genius behind Son Goku’s famous final move Kame Hame Wave.  Although most of his appearances in the Dragonball Series  is filled with perverted humor, Master Roshi in serious mode is not someone you should trifle with.  He can easily transform from a flimsy and thin old man to a bulked and strong warrior in a matter of seconds.  In his battle form, Roshi can vaporize a mountain using his famous technique and keep up with younger and agile opponents in close combat.  There’s no better way to start this list of the most badass bald anime guys of all time than with Master Roshi from the Dragonball Series that started the worldwide anime craze!




Krillin - The Most Famous Bald Character

Dragonball Z features a lot of bald anime characters so we can’t mention all of them in this list.  I intended to have only one representative for every anime show but an exemption can’t be helped if we are talking about the greatest sidekick in the history of anime, Krillin.  Although he is not bald all throughout the Dragonball series, Krillin’s signature appearances happened in his usual hairless look.  Despite his petite body, he excels in martial arts and easily became the strongest human in Dragonball Z.  As a member of the Earth’s protector, Krillin usually finds himself in a tight spot against formidable alien invaders.  He sacrificed his life a couple of times for the common good of all proving his innate courage and resolve in saving earth and everyone dear to him in it.  Hi selflessness alone makes Krillin worthy of having a spot in this list.


Ikkaku Madarame - Strong Bald Anime Character

Samurai warriors are known for their impeccable swordsmanship and just principles.  Various history books feature photos of them with tied up long hairs while wearing fancy robes. They are swordsmen who really more on agility than power in delivering blows.   Their graceful techniques are said to be so beautiful to watch enough that they can be considered as art.  Their interesting look, demeanor, and fighting style  are the main reasons why samurai warriors have inspired several famous anime characters today.  One of them is Ikkaku Madarame from Bleach.  Although he is not the main protagonist in the series, he has a huge fan base because of his crazy battle scenes and outgoing personality.  He is one of the best representations of the Samurai warriors from the past everyone loves and respects minus the long hair because he is bald.  Does a bald samurai who fears no one not even death belong to this list? Of course!


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Aang from Avatar- Cool Bald Character

How would you react upon knowing that everyone in your clan including the people who raised you were killed?  Would you be brave enough to stand up once more and save the world just like what is written in the prophecy or would you succumb to the depression and pressure of bearing the weight of such a heavy responsibility?  Moving on after the death of a loved one is never easy.  This is why any bald character who managed to do so should be a part of this list.  Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender did not just accomplish such kind of feat but also mustered enough strength to save the world from the evil plans of the Fire clan along his recovery process.  He sure looks and acts like a kid but he never fails to step up and save the day every time it mattered most.


Naomichi Yamada from Hajime No Ippo

Boxing is an unforgiving sport. Punches thrown in the ring pack enough power to disable an opponent for the rest of his life or in worst cases take his life.  This is why professional boxers all agree that stepping inside the ring for a fight is like dancing a tango with the death god himself.  The known risks makes boxing even more entertaining because no one knows what will happen after the ring bells. Anime shows inspired by boxing like Hajime No Ippo used this unpredictability and all the dramas associated with the sport to gain millions of fans across the globe.  There are several anime characters in the series who are bald but the one that left a huge impact is Ippo’s student Naomichi Yamada.  He started out as a shy and obedient boxer who has nothing but will and determination to cope with his lack of talent.  Surprisingly, after leaving the Kamogawa Gym, he climbed his own way up the ladder and manage to contend Ippo’s title.  He lost but it was not something to be ashamed of. Ippo acknowledge him not just as a friend and apprentice but as a strong boxer after the fight so there’s no way I’ll finish this list without Naomichi.


Major Louis  Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist

As you are walking along a dimly lit and secluded alley, you came across with a tall man with bulging muscles and a menacingly serious look in his face.  How would you react?  You should immediately turn around if it’s a person other than Major Louis Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist.  This personality greatly contradicts his physical appearance.  By a single glance, anyone would incorrectly assume that he is a single-minded warrior who thinks of nothing but besting an opponent through brute strength.  On the contrary, Major Louis Armstrong is a friendly and just practitioner of alchemy.  He may resort to violence at times but only in dire and unavoidable situations. This strong but disciplined bald warrior deserves not les s than everyone’s respect and a spot in this awesome list!


Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop

In every anime series, there will always be a war-veteran type character who will become the lead character’s master or father figure.  This odd ball will guide our hero towards greatness by sharing life lessons and even imparting a few of his own secret fighting techniques if needed.  Such kind of role is embraced by Jet Black in the classic anime series Cowboy Bebop.  He is the outgoing and capable captain of the Bebop and led the gang in their bounty-hunting escapades.  Jet was once a criminal investigator and earned the nickname Black Dog in the process because of his stubbornness in chasing down criminals.  Several years after and due to unforeseen events, he became a bounty hunter and partnered with Spike who also became his close friend.  This badass bounty hunter should be a part of any list that highlights bald characters in the anime world!


Doppo Orochi - Buff Bald Character

There are millions around the world who watch anime shows to rediscover the beauty of love.  Anime shows like Sword Heart Online and Fruits Basket are among the favorites in this genre as they feature cute and lovable couples.  Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that anime is just for little girls and hopeless romantics.  In fact, anime started out as a venue where mind-blowing fight sequences that are impossible to replicate in real life happen.  Son Goku being thrown hard destroying huge boulders along his path after receiving a devastating hit from his enemy is just one of them.  And if we talk about brutality in fight scenes, only a few anime titles can even equal Baki The Grappler.  Its story revolved around a young man who fights his way to be the strongest in the world even if it would mean overthrowing his own father.  Among the many bald, strong and wild characters in Baki the Grappler, Doppo Orochi stands out.  He is Baki’s mentor and friend who greatly helped in developing his skills so he can at least put up a good fight against his father and be a little bit closer to his dream.


Hanzo from Hunter X Hunter

Samurai’s were mentioned earlier so it would be disrespectful if no anime character who resemble their counterpart, ninjas,  is included in this list.   There are several famous anime ninja characters but the decision is a landslide once I remembered Hanzo from Hunter X Hunter.  It’s almost impossible not to love this character because of his laid back personality.  But don’t even think of underestimating this fellow as he can turn serious and deadly in a split second.  Ninja’s in the past handle dirty works like assassination and it also goes true with Hanzo.  The only difference is that this character treats justice and morality before anything else.  This unique trait coming out from ninja who are expected to be emotionless in carrying out their jobs makes Hanzo even more reputable.


 

Are you thinking about getting haircut after getting to know all these badass bald anime guys?  Hold your horses yet because their greatness is far beyond hairstyle of choice.  Before making a drastic decision, honestly do a self-assessment first and you might discover several things about you that can be improved without doing something crazy like shaving off your hair.  Have I missed out the bald character you admire the most? If yes then that’s weird since I’m pretty sure I have mentioned the best ones I could find.  Well, try to prove your point in the comment section below and describe the anime character who you think is a good fit in this list.  As always, SHARE AND SPREAD THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Top 10 Best Sports Anime You Should Be Watching Right Now!

Check out this list of best sports anime anime to watch if you are looking for new sports-inspired anime series.  This list includes new anime titles so there’s a huge possibility that you’ve never heard of them before.  So enjoy binge watching these awesome anime related to sports and be inspired to be the best sportsman you can be!


Yowamushi Pedal

Cycling Anime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAr3deNuU6s

Yowamushi Pedal combines the fun and competition in road racing with humorous and lovable main characters to create an anime that can make anyone smile even on a bad day.  There are other anime shows out there that focuses on biking but only Yowamushi Pedal offers the complete package. With this, arguably one of the top anime series in the sports category.



The story revolves around Sakamichi Onoda and the Sohoku Cycling Club. Onoda is not the usual anime protagonist.  He doesn’t have overpowered tools or inborn talents that can help him surpass challenges with ease. Onoda only has one dream as he starts his high school days and that is to be a member of the Anime Club and to have conversations with fellow Otakus.  Sports was never on his mind but everything changed when he learned that the Anime Club in his new school has been closed as it lacks members. Out of desperation to revive the club, Onoda found himself having a race with Shunsuke Imaizumi, a passionate road racer who has been practicing since childhood.  From that time on, Onoda slowly realized his potential in cycling and gained new friends in the process.  How can the clumsy Onoda help Sohoku High Cycling Club win against other strong school teams?  Will his dream as an Otaku come true?

 


Haikyu!!

Volleyball Anime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBB7EtT7E9M

Volleyball is a sport often associated with pretty girls wearing sexy shorts.  Of course it’s far from the truth because volleyball offers a lot more.  Volleyball is an intense sport where a team would need flawless teamwork, members that have undergone physical and mental training, and an experienced coaching staff to compete. Among the many anime sport out there, only Haikyu!! featured volleyball and all the wondrous things that comes with playing it with your friends.  This anime has all the elements every Otaku is searching for including a protagonist who initially has a lot of disadvantages but is slowly growing to become the best, budding friendship between rivals, cute anime girls, cool animation fight scenes, and heart-warming situations every now and then.  Shoyo Hinata, the main protagonist of Haikyu!! will surely keep you at the edge of your seat every time he jumps to spike the ball.  He is an enthusiastic junior High School student who has no other goal other than reaching the level of his idol, Tobio Kageyama who is also known as the “King of the Court”.  Climbing to the top stage is impossible with his skills alone but with the help of his equally talented and passionate teammates, standing on the same court with his idol won’t remain as a dream for long.

 


Kuroko’s Basketball

Basketball Anime

Basketball is one of the most famous team sports of all time.  To be a good basketball player, one needs to know how to dribble on both hands, shoot the ball precisely, and guard the rim to disallow easy points for the opposing team.  It’s an intense multibillion sports which is why a couple of anime series have been inspired by it. The old-school anime Slam Dunk is one of them and was quite popular because of its humorous take on basketball.  However, if you’re looking for a new and a more serious one, Kuroko’s Basketball is the best choice.  This basketball anime features  a protagonist named Tetsuya Kuroko.  He belongs to the basketball era known as Generation of Miracles and was known as the Phantom Six Man.  Unlike average basketball players, Kuroko’s stamina, strength, and agility are subpar.  He is also not a good shooter when he started playing for Seirin High School.  What makes him standout and worthy of becoming a starter despite being a first year is his unbelievable passes.  He hides his presence and initiates plays that are almost impossible to anticipate.  Kuroko’s lack of presence is good in both offense and defense.  He can sneak behind a player or disrupt passing lanes to steal the ball.  But can a player who lacks both talent and physical gifts to play basketball win against those that are gifted?  How will Kuroko prove that basketball is more than just scoring?

 


Ace of Diamond

Baseball Anime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HbxC0oVGEE

Imagine stepping on the diamond in a large baseball filed. The crowd is cheering wildly and your team is leading but by only one point.   One more strike and the batter will be out but your arm is in pain after throwing since the start of the game.   This kind of intense moment and many more are highlighted in Ace of Diamond.  This anime show is inspired by baseball, a sport that is able to gather a huge fan base because of its drama as mind-blowing strategies and techniques are displayed every game.  Eijun Sawamura is the main protagonist in Ace of Diamond.  He is a hardworking and talented pitcher.  His unique way of pitching was good enough to give him a place in the Seido High School. Although it wasn’t easy at first, Sawamura gradually improved.  He was able to gain the trust of his teammates and seniors one game after another.  They all shared the hardships of training and defeat which strengthened not just their baseball skills but most importantly the bond they formed as close friends.  Ace of Diamond is a an anime with a lot of heart-breaking scenes so don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.  Will Sawamura’s pitch debut in the nationals?  How can he lead his team to victory against teams that have overflowing talent?

 


Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

Swimming Anime

Do you know another anime made to promote tourism for a certain town?  Free! Iwatobi Swim Club is probably the first one.  Aside from featuring wonderful places in Iwatobi, this anime series is also about friendship, love, and rivalry.  The story revolves around Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin.  The first three founded the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.   It was out of a whim but the club turned out to be a success even though its base is just their school’s rundown outdoor pool. If you were once part of a pioneer group, you’ll easily relate to both their hardships and successes while building a new club from scratch.  Rin is their rival. They all thought that he was in Australia but he suddenly challenged Haruka to a race and won.  This is one of the few anime show that is inspired by swimming making it unique.  You’ll also learn various swimming techniques while watching the anime making it a good watch for those who want to learn.  Free! has a distinct humor that can easily brighten up your day.  Watching this anime is a must not just for swimming enthusiasts but most importantly for Otakus who are searching for a different kind offsetting while still enjoying the vibrant feel and easy-going atmosphere that school anime brings.

 


Hajime No Ippo

Boxing Anime

One power punch after another, Makunouchi Ippo’s opponent is thrown from side to side until he falls on the ground.  This is just one of the jaw-dropping fight scenes in Hajime No Ippo.  This martial arts anime show features boxing, one of the most popular and among the oldest combat sports in the world.  The story started as the main protagonist Ippo was saved by an aspiring light-heavy weight boxer Mamoru Takamura from bullies.  Ippo admired his savior’s strength and pleaded to help him train and be a boxer.  Takamura gave Ippo a seemingly impossible task for a beginner to discourage Ippo but the youngster pulled through it somehow.  It was then clear to Takamura that Ippo has both the needed physique and attitude to be a formidable boxer in the near future.

His trainer also had the same realization after witnessing Ippo’s sparring match against an upcoming boxing genius. Ichirou Miyata.  From that day onwards, Ippo faced numerous boxers with different attitudes and fighting styles.  His boxing improved after every fight. Supplemented with rigorous training and guidance from a coach who is a former boxing champion, Ippo became a champion.  Despite being a boxing champion, Ippo remained hungry.  Will Ippo eventually know the true meaning of strength?  Can Ippo’s punch, which managed to conquer Japan, be enough to reach the world stage?

 


Baby Steps

Tennis Anime

To some, Tennis is a boring sport.  It’s like an upsized version of Ping-Pong.  However, there is more to tennis than meets the eye.  To start, it requires crazy amount of training to become a good tennis player.  This is true especially if you are preparing for a single match.  You’ll be alone in the court and you’re expected to receive every ball passed to your side regardless if it’s on the farthest corner from you.  A good tennis player must have inexhaustible stamina and impeccable reaction.  Having a good idea about what goes behind every tennis match can help you enjoy Baby Steps.  This anime series that is inspired by Tennis is all about Eiichiro Maruo.  He is an honor student known for taking notes.  His notes are made in great detail which is why most of his classmates depend on him greatly.  Who would have thought that his peculiar talent of taking notes could help him become a great tennis player?  His strength as a tennis player is not the power of his smashes or his agile movements but on how he carefully laid out strategies prior a match.  His game plans are created based on his notes and prior research about his opponents making him the greatest enemy of those who look down on others just because they are physically inferior.  But will this way of playing tennis be enough for him to be professional?  Can his notes defy the norm and make his tennis be known worldwide?

 


Days

Soccer Anime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyvCqUjtnUo

Soccer is a famous team sport especially in European countries. It is best played with friends though s due to its physicality.  Those who play soccer together develop a strong bond after diving for the ball, using their own skills to advance the ball, and yelling cheers after scoring a goal.  This is why the new soccer-inspired anime sport entitled Days is steadily gaining fans.  Days is about friendship, hard-work, overcoming trials, and standing up after defeat.  This anime revolves around the personal and school life of Tsukushi Tsukamoto, Jin Kazama, and their teammates in the Seiseki High Soccer Club. Tsukamoto and Jin became friends after a futsal.  The invitation came from Jin and Tsukamoto accepted it despite being doubtful of the intention because he is weak and is often bullied.  For Tsukamoto, being invited by someone to any sports event and having the chance to gain new friends is like a dream come true.  He worked hard during the match and even injured himself to not disappoint Jin.  It worked out well as Jin was amazed about Tsukamoto’s perseverance.    Tsukamoto decided to join the Seiseki High School Soccer Club to be with Jin but it was not easy.  His weak body was a major hindrance but he overcame the challenge by training more than his peers.  How will Tsukamoto help their soccer team achieve new heights?  Is he truly a one in a million talent like Jin and his seniors expect him to be?

 


All Out!

Football Anime


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhETQkLNuTA

Are you tired of re-watching Eye Shield 21 to satisfy your hunger for more football anime action?  Eye Shield 21 is a classic anime about sports that deserves a place in the top ten best in its category but it’s about time to move on.  How about trying All Out! for a change? This anime is inspired by football like Eye Shield 21 but it offer a refreshing art style and new characters that you’ll surely love.  The story starts with Kenji Gion and his passion towards football.  He wants to be strong and be the best in the sport despite being short.  Both height and bulk are required to be a good football player since this sport is very physical.  You need to stop the opposing team from scoring by tackling the ball handler and submersing him in the ground.  If you’re short, you’ll only be ran over or tossed aside.  Gion plans to overcome his height disadvantage through training and technique.  As expected, his road to be the best football player and to help his team win against tough opponents is far from being a walk in the park. Both his body’s condition and mind’s resolve are tested in every match.  Can Gion become his team’s secret weapon?  How will he prove everyone wrong and become the best football player in Japan?

 


Prince of Stride: Alternative

Parkour Anime

Parkour is about ingenuity, reflexes, speed, and endurance.  It is an increasingly popular street performance nowadays.  Although it’s not yet considered a sport, it won’t be long until it is considered as one if you look at its growing fan base community.  Would it be cool if we combine Parkour and anime?  The creators of Prince of Stride: Alternative had the same idea and it was welcomed far better than they expected.  This anime boasts mind blowing animation and choreography as the characters move from through a course while skillfully passing over obstacles. The first one to reach the finish line is the winner.  It’s like an anime-version of obstacle racing done in the streets or the school premise.  The race course also offers various paths and challenges so the participant needs good intuition to choose the shortest and easiest one.  Our main protagonist in this anime is Riku Yagami.  He is a talented freshman who can excel in almost every sport.  A lot of clubs have scouted him but Stride caught his attention the most due to its intense nature.  He also met rivals along the way which made him love the sport even more.  Can Riku Yagami and the newly established Honan Stride Club live up to everyone’s expectation? Or will their personal life struggles and misunderstandings derail their journey towards becoming the best Stride Club in Japan?


 



New Sports Anime 2018

Megalo Box

Boxing Anime

In this anime series, the sport of boxing has been influenced by a technology named ‘Gear’. This is the reason why you see some sort of machines in the body of the boxers in the image. One fighter is determined to create a name in the sports and there will be no one who could stop him in his quest.

Uma Musume:

Futuristic Horse Racing

In this anime show, horce racing is a thing in the past. What’s popular is racing with ‘Horse Girls’ involved. These girls have earns and tails of horses plus the speed. Find out how these horse girls will be able to achieve their dream of becoming the horse girls in Japan.

Captain Tsubasa (2018)

Soccer Anime

This anime is a story of an 11 year old  boy named Tsubasa who feel in love with soccer at a very young age. He experiences a different kind of joy when playing soccer which is one of the reason why he wanted to excel and give it all his best.


Other Anime Worth Mentioning

Yuri!!! on Ice

Skating Anime

The story revolves around Yuri who is a great skating athlete. After he experienced a heart breaking lost, it made a big impact on him. Found out how he was able to bounce back and get on the winning track.

Air Gear

Skating Anime

Air Gear is starred by the anime character Ikki who is also known in the nickname ‘Unbeatable Babyface’.  Check out how Ikki got addicted in the technology called ‘Air Trecks’ and how he was able to use it to achieve greater heights.

Slam Dunk

Basketball Anime

Prince of Tennis

Tennis Anime

Baki the Grappler

Mix Martial Arts Anime


So that’s it, these are the top 10 anime shows inspired by sports. Any reaction? Suggestions or recommendations? We would definitely lot to hear from you guys. We all love sports, regardless of what sports we do from Basketball, Soccer to Tennis, the important thing is that we love what we do. That’s just simply the most important thing right? In the anime world even if you do not play any of the sports mentioned above, you would certainly fall in love in at least one of these. The best thing I like about watching this type of anime is the fact that it gets me motivated. It’s one of the reasons why I get up early and do my regular morning run.

Like always, SHARE AND SPREAD THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Hajime No Ippo Season 1 Best Fights

Boxing is a popular sport world-wide. Countless fans across the globe are excited every time skillful and well-renowned boxers beat each other up with precise and powerful punches in the ring. Some of them are even willing to spend a crazy amount just to see it firsthand. With the established fame of boxing, it’s not surprising that a lot of manga and anime creators have tried harboring inspiration from this and thus the creation of many spectacular sports anime. Boxing is a sport that could also be considered martial arts. Among hundreds of titles out there, none can match Hajime No Ippo. This might be a debatable claim especially for those who prefer old-school anime but every otaku will definitely agree that Hajime No Ippo perfectly captured the excitement and drama behind boxing.

Are you among the few who still haven’t watched Hajime No Ippo? Don’t be discouraged upon knowing that this anime title was aired way back 2000.  The animation may not be as flashy compared to the current line up but it will definitely meet or even surpass your expectations when it comes to humor and action. As the series progress, you’ll find yourself rooting for the main character, Makunouchi Ippo without even trying.



He is a lovable protagonist. It’s the typical story where he is a weakling at first and gets stronger as he works hard in achieving his goals but there’s something magical on how it is portrayed in Hajime No Ippo which made it an instant hit. I can’t explain it but you’ll definitely agree with me after watching a couple of episodes. Is the hype not enough? Browse through this list of the Best Hajime No Ippo Season 1 Fights. If these awesome clips won’t urge you to watch the series, nothing will.

 

 

Makunouchi Ippo vs Miyata Ichirou

Ippo is a complete beginner in boxing yet he finds himself against Miyata who is regarded as the best in the gym when it comes to technical boxing.  The first match between these two rookies is supposed to be just a form of initiation to test Ippo’s resolve to be a boxer. However, the atmosphere eventually changed as Miyata realizes the incredible potential of his opponent. Ippo is sluggish and has no sense of balance but his punches pack and absurd amount of power. Even his jabs are strong enough to intimidate the composed Miyata.  The result was as expected though. Miyata was able to defeat Ippo but a rematch was decided after three months. Will Ippo’s power added with a few experience be enough to defeat Miyata as they clash the second time around?

 

Makunouchi Ippo vs Yosuke Oda

Yosuke Oda was once regarded as a strong boxer. He held his pride on his strong straight punch which can easily knock out opponents especially if he gets serious. However, Oda rarely does so. He is not a hard worker and is usually goofing off with his coach’s daughter. He is the complete opposite of Ippo who devotes his time and effort in the gym until his body reaches its limit.  Ippo is excited and his confident about his training but having nerves in your first amateur boxing match is completely normal. But then again, this will be one of his disadvantages among with his lack of experience and overall boxing technique. Will this be an outstanding debut for Ippo? Or will Oda turn it around just in the neck of time?

 

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Makunouchi Ippo vs Yoshio Fujigawa

This time around, Ippo faces a tricky opponent. Yoshi Fujigawa is pretty much an average boxer. However, he uses underhanded techniques like head-butts to turn the tides of battle in his favor. Newcomers like Ippo usually fall prey to this way of fighting. Head-butts are inevitable in boxing especially during furious exchanges but it is another story if it’s intentional. Ippo failed to read the situation and got himself into trouble after suffering from a cut. His enemy deliberately aimed his injury to worsen it and force the referee to stop the fight. Will this be Ippo’s first loss? Or can he somehow surprise everyone with a comeback victory?

 

Makunouchi Ippo vs Jason Ozma

Jason Ozma is an American soldier stationed in Japan.  Unlike Ippo’s previous enemy, he is a compassionate one. He wants glory not just for himself but also for the people who helped him along the way. He boasts an intimidating physique and a powerful hook that rivaled Ippo’s. The fight was brutal. Ippo staggers every time Ozma lands a solid hook. Normally, such kind of exchange would end with Ozma’s opponent laying on the matt but that’s not the case with Ippo.  He absorbs every blow and retaliates. This is only possible because of his unmatched determination and well-trained body. Is Ozma’s powerful hook enough to beat our hero? Or will it be another hard-earned win for Ippo?

 

Makunouchi Ippo vs Hayami Ryuuichi

Hayami Ryuuichi is Ippo’s most popular opponent yet. He is regarded as a prodigy. Sports newspapers feature him as an amateur to look out for. Although Ippo has been undefeated, his fights were close ones. Hayami on the other hand overpowers his opponents with his fast and destructive jabs called “shotgun”. The eyes can barely follow his jab making it almost impossible to dodge. Hayami also has good footwork since he trains hard like Ippo. Probably the only deciding factor between these two amazing rookies is their heart. Who wants it more? Will Ippo prove his worth by defeating a prodigy? Or will the odds favor Hayami and his shotgun?

 

Miyata Ichirou vs Mashiba Ryou

Miyata and Ippo promised to meet in the all-rookie championship. It was supposed to be their deciding match to see who really the best is. However, their plan was derailed because of Mashiba Ryou. Miyata is known for his composure in the ring and amazing footwork. He seems like dancing instead of fighting as he barrage opponents with precise punches.  Miyata also has a trump card. By finding a slight opening as his opponent delivers a punch, he can deliver a devastating blow that is reinforced by his enemy’s momentum. This is known in boxing as a “counter”.  Mashiba on the other hand is the opposite of elegant. He is known to do anything just to win. Mashiba’s perseverance and hunger for winning can be explained by his current financial struggle. He is also a loving brother who vowed to provide for his little sister no matter what. Can Miyata overcome this unsuspected hurdle to fight Ippo in the ring once more? Or will Mashiba upset everyone and be the dark horse of the all-rookie boxing tournament?

 

Makunouchi Ippo vs Mashiba Ryou

The championship match of the all-rookie boxing tournament has finally come. However, everyone was dumbfounded to see the two unexpected parties. Ippo replaced the highly favored Hayami while Mashiba got Miyata‘s spot.  Various speculations erupted. Although a few sided with Mashiba because of his attitude and intimidating aura, boxing analysts favored him over Ippo. They all believe that it’s impossible for Ippo to establish his fighting range against Mashiba with long arms. Mashiba’s arms are not just long but extremely powerful and fast. His jabs look like whips from a far. Even with good defense and dodging maneuvers, any boxer will find it hard to deal with someone who uses the jab so well. Ippo’s advantage against his previous opponent is his power and tenacity. The latter is a trait that Mashiba possesses. It can even be argued that his willpower and drive to win surpasses Ippo’s.  How can Ippo win against Mashiba? Will this be Ippo’s first huge step towards greater heights in boxing?