There is a big percentage of anime fans who just loves mind blowing anime. Usually, these are anime series which requires one to think a lot on what is happening and what is about to unfold in the storyline. This type of anime is very exciting and would make you want to watch the next episode immediately. Its the type that you can watch in a marathon. Below is a list of anime that will leave your mind blown.
Death note is without a doubt one of the best and highly recommended in this type of anime show. It's one of the reasons why the main character Yagami Light is among the most famous anime characters. The concept/story is quite unique and very interesting. To give you a bit of an idea, the story revolves around a notebook where anyone whose name is written on it will die. Interesting right? If you are a fan of anime with mind games, go watch it now.
After watching the first episode you will definitely watch the next until you find yourself marathon watching. Another thing that makes it a must watch is the 2 interesting characters known as Kira and L. You'll understand why when you watch it yourself. One of them will use the notebook according to his own definition of justice, while the other one will do the best of his ability to stop the other from doing unnecessary killings due to being blinded by his own perception of what is right.
Things are also very unpredictable so you will constantly be thinking about what would be the next turn in the story.
Psycho-Pass Season 3 (2019)
A lot of anime fans give Psycho-Pass a thumbs up mainly because it's among those high-quality anime. It's in a mature theme where there are a lot of violence, gore, and even sexuality, however, the writers were able to handle things perfectly making everything look gruesome but real. The main reasons why it is commended by many are its story and characters. To name some of the characters we have Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami and Shougo Makashima. These characters have their own uniqueness and motivation.
Though I have loved both season 1 and season 2, I personally think season 1 is better. When it comes to animation and voice quality acting, I give this anime a 5 star. The same as with Death Note, the mysteries in this anime show will make you keep watching it. The Psycho-Pass is a psychological anime that you will surely not regret watching.
[Update] This anime now has a Season 3 and so far I have enjoyed watching the new episodes. It have not lived up to my expectations, for a continuation of a classic anime but still its a good watch.
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List Of Best Anime Like OverLord
Overlord is one of the most popular anime series these days. So if you already have watched Season 1 and 2 and is running out of anime series to watch, here is a list of best anime like Overlord.
The thing that makes Darker than Black mind blowing is the super-powered humans called Contractors. If you are a fan of X-men, those guys with extraordinary powers, then you would surely appreciate this anime show. Now your question might be, who gave these humans these powers? Or how were they able to acquire it? Well, that's for you to find out. After watching this anime, you might also find it somehow similar to what is happening in Tokyo Ghoul. So if you're a fan of Kaneki, then you might as well check this out.
What makes this a good anime is its interesting characters and they have many of these characters in the series. You would easily fall in love with this if you are a sci-fi fan.
Even though the title implies it to be a very serious anime, you will find comedic scenes which are often hilarious.
We already have heard or read different stories about what happens after we die or what we call the afterlife. The Death Parade gives us another concept of this which surprisingly is interesting as well. Some even claim that this anime is one of the best psychological anime out there.
Everyone who dies will end up in a bar where they have to play a game where their soul is at stake. When these dead people realize what is at stake it would completely show their true color or their real character. This will be the basis if they are reincarnated or not.
This is not only a staggering show but also an emotional one since you will eventually know the life story of these people who died. You will feel their frustrations, regrets as they approach the last chapter of their life. This is the kind of anime that could put a tear in your eye as it will most probably touch your emotions. And also this one is among the anime with unexpected endings. Why? That's for you to find out.
Monster is an psycho anime series that is usually compared to Death Note. This mere fact only means that it's worth watching. But let me establish the fact first that these 2 anime series are different. Monster has its own pros and you'll be able to understand when you watch it yourself. One of the best things about this anime is its rooted in realism. You might find the animation somewhat old, but the story will carry everything. You will love it due to its different and complex story and it's not just an intellectual anime but more of a mature one.
You might see that this series if quite long with its 70+ episodes. On the bright side, expect that the writers were able to properly introduce every important character in the show.
There are anime fans who claim that this anime is a classic masterpiece. It's bloody, its scary and totally different and you would never expect how this will end. A piece of advice, when you watch the anime, give it a chance, its true that its slow at the start but eventually you will see why this anime is also loved by many.
Attack on Titan
The Attack on Titan deserves to be on this list due to a different kind of enemy faced by the protagonists in this anime. And these enemies are flesh-eating giants. Yes, you will see a lot of people being devoured by these monsters so you better prepare yourself for one hell of a bloody anime show. The anime is great in terms of keeping tension in the story since it is not certain who among the important characters would die next.
Another thing that is worth mentioning for this anime is the machine or gear used to fight the giants. It gives our human fighters the ability to jump from a high place to another and gives more mobility. Plus, equipped with swords for cutting.
In general, what this anime series portrays is really quite shocking and mysterious as well. The anime comes with plot twists that will surely surprise you.
It's a show that excellently introduced a lot of main characters to the viewers and after you fall for these characters you will eventually find them in a life or death situation leaving you at the edge of your seat watching closely what would happen next.
One Outs is an interesting show and it would somehow blow your mind due to how genius the main character is. If you think that Light of Death Note is pretty smart,Kojima, the protagonist of One Outs.
It's fun to watch how the protagonist gets through about every situation with different enemy teams. This is a sports anime called 'One Outs' which is a simplified version of baseball. If you are a fan of baseball or sports in general, you will also be interested in this show.
As soon as you watch the anime, you will most likely end up watching the whole series because each episode ends in a really interested in a cliffhanger. So what would do you? Yeh, you got that right, watch the next episode until you become hooked to it. Most of the time, things that happen in this anime show is really interesting.
This will be one of the few sports anime shows where the main protagonist is enough. You don't have to look for back-story of other characters.
Zetsuen no Tempest
If you are among the anime fans who are very meticulous with the plot and overall story, you will appreciate this anime series. Most of the episodes of Zetsuen no Tempest are worth talking to with friends or anyone who is also into watching this anime. It only means that it leaves viewers with something to think about after every episode. Its a great anime since its something that is not quite predictable.
It has a lot of very interesting characters. You will love some and you will surely hate some. The animation is also good and something that would also make you want for more.
With this anime series, you will be mind-blown with the turn of events in the story. It is praised by anime fans for being mysterious and different.
Steins Gate is an amazing anime due to excellent character development and a well-created storyline. The whole story is intriguing and every episode leaves you with something that you would surely think about and be excited on the next episode. The main character, Rintarou Okabe is an interesting guy and is one of the reasons why a lot of anime fans are loving the anime series. It will surely give you a thrill as it will tackle a technology that could interfere with time. As we all know in most of the anime which involves going through time, like Dragon Ball, doing this affects a lot of things in the future. Even a slight change could have a big impact.
If you are looking for an anime show to watch in the sci-fi and thriller genre, check this out. The anime is well-applauded character development. You will not only fall in love with one character but most likely you will appreciate most of the main characters and would understand the things they are going through. With this, viewers easily get attached to the characters and get emotional on the hardships and success they encounter.
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
This anime has a nice story. It starts with the main character waking up one day without any trace of his memories and whats more interesting is he is already set to be trained as an assassin. Though the story is interesting, the writers somehow did not make the characters likable. What would be more remarkable in the story is the villain. You definitely would hate the villain in this Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. Since assassins are involved, expect this series to be action packed plus a lot of emotions that comes with the main character's desires for inner peace. With the tandem of Irino and Takagaki, you will be a fan of this psychological romance anime.
Other Anime Series Worth Mentioning
Aka mega kill
This anime series is a great fighting anime. It has excellent anime, nice soundtrack and very interesting characters. There is one thing that you will definitely not forget about this anime aside from the action scenes and that is No One is Safe. Yes, you will certainly be wrong on who you think will be the characters who will not die.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
This anime is good from start to finish. TTGL is a mecha anime series, but there are a lot more to it. The mecha battles are really excellent and there is good character development.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
What if you are given a gift that could help you prevent a death of someone? Will you actually consider it a gift or a curse? This is what this anime series would be all about. So if you are looking for a mystery, this anime is what you are looking for. It's somehow astonishing how the main character could go through time and save lives. However, it's one thing that keeps this show really interesting. Since its only 13 episodes, expect that the story would be fast-paced. There are a lot of thrilling parts in this Erased that you should watch out.
This anime is one of the most popular anime series today. Right from the start, you will immediately get hooked to it especially on the main characters Kaneki. It's a bloody anime so if you are ok with gore, Tokyo Ghoul will not frustrate you. The overall story and fight scenes will definitely overwhelm you.
So that's our list of mind-boggling anime, do you have some shows in mind not mentioned above? You can leave it in the comments below.
This list showcases top anime with cool male lead. When we talk about the coolness of a character we consider attitude, behavior composure amidst problems or difficulties. Additional consideration includes the general look and style of the character making them look cool inside and out. Since this word is subjective, you might agree or not with what is on our list, so please try to comment if you don’t agree and give us some anime that deserves to be on this list.
Coolest anime MC
It would certainly be best to start this list with the coolest anime main character and that is no other than Sakamoto of the anime “Sakamoto desu ga?”.
Undeniably the coolest anime main character since he was able to get the entire school’s attention from the very first day of school. How cool is that?
He is stylish not only with his looks but also on how he does things or duties. Everything he does, he does it in the most unusual and stylish way. His actions define coolness. He could even add a different kind of style even while eating lunch. No one could certainly beat that.
If you watch the anime, you’ll see how Sakamoto faces the everyday life of a student in the coolest possible way. Some may try to make a fool out of him but still, he manages to deal with the situations with utmost glamour.
Coolest male lead for a Romance Anime
When it comes to romance anime among the cool male lead would be Usui, Takumi from the anime Kaichou wa Maid-Sama.
The first main point of Takumi is his physical appearance. He is a tall guy with green bright eyes and though he is slender, he’s still muscular. He has the kind of appearance and appeal that would make any girl fall for him instantly.
Adding to the desired physical traits is his incredible amount of talent. He is considered to be the most athletic student in their school. And of course, when you are good at sports, a lot of girls would certainly see you as the coolest guy in town.
And an additional proof of how cool this guy is is the fact that even the boys admire him.
Handsome male lead for a Romance Anime
When we talk about a cool male lead, it would be impossible not to talk about handsome anime guys. And one of the Handsome male lead in the romance genre of anime is Yamato Kurosawa from the anime series “Say I love you”.
There is nothing to argue when we say Yamato is a really handsome guy since he is considered the most popular guy in their school. Plus, due to his looks he was able to kiss almost every girl in their school. This would certainly be impossible for someone other than Yamamoto.
Slam Dunk (1996)
Slam Dunk is a sports anime – basketball. It is very popular to anime fans in the 90s. Even if its an old anime, its considered to be among the classic and one of the best anime of all time. Kaede Rukawa is one of the main protagonists in this anime. He is very popular with girls because of his genius-level skill when it comes to playing basketball. Rukawa looks really cool when he is in the court.
When it comes to his character, we could say that he is somewhat cold or insensitive and does not easily get attached to anyone. When not playing basketball, he is often found sleeping on the rooftop of their school building or even during class.
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Prince of Tennis (2005)
Prince of Tennis is another popular sports anime – tennis. The whole anime series revolves around the story of the male lead who is Echizen Ryoma. He is an exceptional tennis player and already has won a lot of competitions. What’s cool about this is the fact that he is just 12 years old. Yes, you heard it right, a young new student in Seigaku middle school is the star. He is known for the catchphrase he says when he gets serious in a game: “Mada Mada Dane” which means No, not yet.
Most of the time Ryoma is arrogant but this is mainly because of his natural talent in the sport and his deep desire to excel and surpass his father. He is also very popular among women because of his dominance and cool attitude when playing tennis.
One Punch Man (2015, 2019)
Who does not know about Saitama of One Punch Man? I am pretty confident that around 95% of anime fans know about this anime strong male lead who is known for literally erasing enemies with just one punch. It’s only a 12-episode anime series and every episode will be worth the time. The coolness of Saitama is in his ability to relax in front of very powerful and strong enemies. He has this big confidence in himself that regardless of who you are even if you are a king from another planet, he knows he would win the fight. The best thing about this anime series is that it is not only the main character that looks cool, but all the other protagonists and even the enemies also look really great as well.
If you are looking for an anime with a smart male lead, one of the best series would be Death Note. And the cool and smart male lead here comes in the name of Yagami Light. His character is seen as a natural genius who thinks that school is easy is somewhat boring due to the lack of challenge for him. Aside from outstanding academic performance he also has talent in sports. After knowing Yagami, you will certainly admire him for being an excellent planner, problem solver, strategist and above all for making decisive decisions. If you look at it, you’ll realize that Yagami is a complete package, brain, physique and looks.
Death Note is an anime series that does not involve magic, fight scenes, and powerful characters, however, it still became one of the most popular anime series because of its interesting story. And both the main characters are pretty interesting including the whole story.
The Seven Deadly Sins (2019)
For 2018 and 2019, one of my favorite anime series is The Seven Deadly Sins. Meliodas is the main protagonist together with her love team Princess Elizabeth. He is the caption of a group of powerful individuals in this era which is called the 7 deadly sins. It is pretty cool to watch Meliodas in a fight because he looks cute but definitely powerful and very skilled when it comes to fights. You will be surprised at how he is able to beat enemies with his physique. He is able to evade enemy attacks easily and defeats them in a few punches only. If you are looking for a hand to hand combat fights, you will appreciate how Meliodas fights. This anime with OP male lead is certainly something that you should not miss watching.
When it comes to character, Meliodas is a happy go lucky guy and someone who is composed most of the time but easily angered when someone hurts any of the one he loves.
Vash The Stampede – Trigun
Vash is popular with his red trench coat and a somewhat futuristic outfit. His overall appearance looks pretty cool especially with the fact that he is carrying a cross which happens to be a weapon. This guy is a peace-loving person though others might not agree with it since he is extraordinary when it comes to using guns. However, carrying guns during his time is not something surprising because it’s the Wild West era.
Even though he could easily settle every fight or situation with his gun, he prefers to deal with situations the other way around where no one has to sacrifice a life. He usually pulls the trigger when there is no other option aside from fighting. But even in this circumstances, he does not hit the enemy with an intention to kill just neutralize.
Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop
Since we were a child, one of the coolest character we admire are cowboys right? Due to their look and their ability to ride horses effortlessly. Plus, most cowboys are the good guys. The same is true with Spike. He is a tall guy, good with guns and generally excellent in fights.
Though he usually looks simple with his black hair, brown eyes, tall and lean appearance, things get different when it comes to fights. This guy is something that could get the job done and could easily deal with enemies regardless of the number. If you idolize this anime character, just don’t copy one of his habits which is Smoking. This guy is usually seen with a cigarette between his lips. A lot of anime fans could see themselves in the lazy character of Spike where most of the time he is seen lounging or sleeping. There are also times where he walks as if he is sleepwalking.
Ainz Ooal Gown-sama – Overlord
This list would not be complete without Ainz Ooal Gown-sama. This guy is the main character of the anime series Overlord which is very popular today. You will immediately become interested in his character because he is considered by far as the strongest in the world where he is currently living. It’s a game-like world and his level when he was still playing this game was retained when he suddenly found himself inside the game. Due to his high level and wide knowledge about the game he is able to command powerful characters who have a deep loyalty to him. Anime fans are usually at the edge of their seat when Ainz is in action.
Aside from Ainz, there are a ton of other interesting Overlord characters that you have watch out for.
Hiei – Yu Yu Hakusho
Hiei is a short but a really fast and powerful anime character. This guy usually keeps his distance from people even to his friends. He is elusive but that does not make him less of a friend. Oftentimes, he insults Kuwabura due to his lack of power and stupid actions.
Hiei is undeniably one of the strongest characters in this anime series especially when he gets serious and shows his true power by showing his Jagan Eye. His overall personality and looks make him really cool. He is often found in an all-black outfit which somehow shows the dark side of his characters.
Killua – Hunter X Hunter
Among the main characters of Hunter X Hunter, Killua easily stands out. This is due to the fact that he is already far ahead when it comes to power compared to his friends aside from the fact that he is such a cute anime character. He is a member of a family of assassins which is the reason why fighting and even killing is not anymore new to him. Even though he is a kid, he had already undergone a lot of hardships when it comes to training which is the reason for his high level of power and skills.
Killua is only open and friendly to his friends especially to Gon but appears to be rude and less optimistic with others especially strangers. He does not easily give his trust to anymore. When Killua fights and gets serious with it, you’ll see why he became a part of this list. He moves fast with lightning power. Another cool stuff about him is that he could think fast and could easily decide what to do on various situations even those situations where their lives are at stake.
Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul
At the start of Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki was still a normal human being living the usual life. Eventually, things changed when an accident happened which led to him becoming a one-eyed ghoul. When you look at this guy, he somehow represents a male student who does not have any athletic background. Aside from the fact that he loves ready books, it is most likely due to his short appearance.
Kaneki looks really cool in his black outfit which is why this character is gaining a lot of fans from the anime world. Aside from his look, his power also is amazing to watch.
Kise Ryouta – Kuroko no Basuke
Kise is outgoing and cheerful, especially to his friends. Due to his outstanding skills in basketball, he’s often arrogant. Though he seems to be playful, things change when he is in the court. When challenged, it makes him even more determined to win and show that he is the best when it comes to playing basketball.
Aside from being a basketball player, Kise also works as a model which is why a lot of girls admire him. He is cool both inside and outside the court.
Shiba Tatsuya – The Irregular in Magic High School
Shiba is a student of National Magic University Affiliated First High School. He is in his teenage years and living together with his younger sister. You will immediately notice his deep-blue eyes and serious gaze. There is nothing outstanding in his appearance but you could be confident that he is someone who is dependable.
Levi is short with black hair who also comes with intimidating blue eyes. He often wears a look that seems to be frowning or without any sort of expression. He is one of those people who wants everything around him to be clean which earns him the alias ‘Clean Freak’ by those people who know him. Other people find it hard to be with him since he is not the approachable type of person.
So there you go, these are just some of the many anime with the coolest male leads. These guys are among the reason why we continue to follow our favorite anime series. If you think there is anyone I missed, please leave a comment below so I could update the content.
An anime series won’t be complete without romance. An interesting protagonist would need a partner who will stay by his or her side no matter what. It does not have to be a perfect couple but as long as they stay honest and true to their feelings, their love team would easily inspire viewers. With all the chaos happening around the world, it’s refreshing to see shows that feature cute anime couples every once in a while just to change the atmosphere and inspire us to love more and hate less.
I’ve decided to compile the best anime love teams out there to spread happiness, love, and inspiration to all of you my otaku friends! May the anime love story behind these love teams encourage you to dig deeper into your hearts to forgive those that made wrong to you and have the courage to trust even though almost every news around you is about heartless acts and betrayal. Enjoy and spread the love my otaku friends!
1. Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi from Inuyasha
Humans and demons are mortal enemies. This is usually the norm in fantasy worlds because demons treat humans as nothing more than food. But then again, Inuyasha sees things differently so it’s fair to say that he is a peculiar demon. Despite being at the top of the food chain among demons and having enough strength that equates to a vast army, Inuyasha respects humans especially those who don’t have ill intentions toward peace-loving demons. In fact, he fell in love with a human, Kagome Higurashi who belongs to the family of his first love. The two of them prove that race is never an issue between two people who truly love each other. This is the reason why this show is among the best romance anime of all time.
2. Kyo and Tohru from Fruit Basket 2019
From the anime series Fruit Basket 2019 which is a remake of its original release in 2001. The cute couple of Kyo and Tohru are some of the main characters in the story.
These two have a lot of sweet and fun moments in the series where they show love and support for each other. Kyo sees Tohru as someone who is very special to him making him above anybody else.
3. Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
There is no better love than one that can make the couple a better version of themselves. Kousei is the youngest pianist to win the Saki Competition. He was on his way to become the best in Japan but everything changed when his mother died. Kousei’s mother is not only his trainer but his biggest inspiration in playing the piano. After she died, Kousei lost the ability to hear what he plays. Kaori, an aspiring violinist, became his light of hope. She persevered to bring back Kousei’s love for music. It’s never easy since Kousei haven’t played for years and initially has no motivation to play the piano again. This anime love team is made and bound by music.
4. Eren And Mikasa from Attack on Titan
This couple is among the main characters in the anime series Attack on Titan which is currently on its 3rd Season. Personally, I see them as a nice couple especially when Mikasa shows how much she wanted to protect Eren and do not want him to be in harm’s way.
On Eren’s side, she might not think too much yet about love in a romantic way due to their current situation, I could still see that she loves Mikasa and he is willing to risk his life for her. In the kind of world they are living together, it’s great to see this kind of love team.
5. Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad
Tomoya and Nagisa is the popular couple in the anime series Clannad. They became boyfriend and girlfriend and ended with marrying each other which is a very sweet love story. They are somehow destined for each other since they first met on their way to school and together they helped each other restart the drama club. It is great to see that each of them complement each other. Nagisa brings hope and joy for Tomoya while on the other hand, Tomoya is always there to support Nagisa. They became officially a romantic couple when Tomoya finally confessed his feelings for Nagisa which she reciprocated.
6. Misaki & Usui from Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama
These characters are among the most popular anime couple of all time. They are the main characters in the anime series Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Their love story is somehow very much relatable since Misaki always says she hates Usui, but deep inside, its the other way around. And she represents those women who try to hide their feelings for someone. On the other hand, Usui truly and deeply loves Misaki and is waiting for the right time for them to be together.
7. Uzumaki Naruto and Hyuga Hinata from Naruto
Are you in love with your childhood friend? Don’t be shy since it’s typical for two people who grow together to develop a special bond. Others might say that relationships with this kind of foundation usually don’t last but cheer up since NaruHina is one of the many anime lovers that proved them wrong. Hinata secretly admired Naruto after he saved her from a group of bullies when they were just kids. From that day on until their adulthood, Hinata grows tense every time Naruto is near. She even collapses if Naruto is too close. It was a one-sided love at first but eventually, Hinata’s true feelings reached Naruto and they became an official couple. They even got married and now enjoying a family life with two bubbly kids. Are you a fan of NaruHina? Which among the many sweet moments of this love team in the Naruto anime series is your favorite? Tell us about your pick in the comments section below!
8. Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna/ Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online
Love is not a game. But what if you fell in love inside a game? Does it translate to the real world? How can a relationship made in a virtual world strive in the real one? These issues concern Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki more than anything else. They met when a famous Virtual Reality MMORPG became a death trap for millions of players. Kazuto known as Kirito inside the game immediately responded to the challenge and worked hard on his own to not just survive but with a grander goal which is to clear the game and save everyone. He became a solo player while Asuna decided to join one of the biggest guilds in the game. Although they met early in the game but since Kirito decides to do things on his own, they separated. Their paths met once again during a dangerous mission and from that moment onwards were inseparable. Kirito managed to beat the game but Asuna was left trapped. Their love story is filled with challenges yet they never give up. They support each other in every way which gives them the power to topple down even the strongest adversaries. And sharing the same passion towards the virtual world made their relationship even stronger.
9. Sadao Maou and Emi Yusa from The Devil is a Part-timer
A hero is destined to slay the demon king. This is the cliché in every fantasy world tale but what if the female hero develops romantic feelings toward her arch rival? Such kind of twist would change everything. It would lead to humanity’s destruction but did not happen in Sadao and Emi’s case. In fact, it turned out well for both parties. Sadao Maou was transported to the present Japan when his castle was being sieged by the hero and his party. Emi, the female hero who wields the sword bestowed by an angel, pursued Sadao. She decided to monitor the demon king who is currently living as a normal staff in a famous food chain store. Emi refused to believe that the demon king will be contented in becoming a normal employee but she is proven wrong every time Sadao uses the magical power he gathers in incidents to help others and restore everything back to normal. In the end, Emi admired Sadao’s sense of justice and how he prioritizes the safety of the people close to him above all even against his own. Their unique love team only proves that love knows no boundaries and affiliations!
10. Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura from Yu yu Hakusho
Can a delinquent and a top student become friends or even more? Of course, they can! Yusuke and Keiko’s relationship proves that love is universal. Yusuke is not your average troublemaker. He does not play dirty and is against bullying. In fact, he prefers cutting classes and spending his time strolling around than fighting other delinquents but he is a trouble magnet. Gangs target him because he is known to be unbeatable. Keiko, on the other hand, is a diligent student who frequently reminds Yusuke to at least attend his classes. She is not afraid of Yusuke unlike most of his classmates because she knows that he is a kind person and is just misunderstood. Yusuke was introduced to the world of spirits and demons as the story progressed so he was forced to leave Keiko behind. But the love they share did not fade while apart instead it ended up stronger when they were finally reunited.
11. Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya from Rurounoi Kenshin
Love is probably the last thing anyone would think of during an era of war and bloodshed. Kenshin Himura is the legendary battousai who killed countless people with his sword. After the war and realizing that his blade failed to accomplish his goals despite sacrificing so many lives, Kenshin wandered and decided to never kill again. Along the way, he met Kaoru Kamiya, the sole heir of a small kendo dojo. She was troubled by a group of thugs back then who uses the nickname battousai for their own gain. Kenshin saved Kaoru from the predicament and agreed to stay in Kaoru’s dojo as a tenant. He told her that the life of a wanderer is starting to tire him but is that really the case? Eventually the feelings they secretly feel towards each other surface. Kenshin now keeps his promise to never take a life again not just for his own salvation but for Kaoru’s sake as well.
12. Recca Hanabishi and Yanagi Sakoshita from Flame of Recca
A ninja back in the day is a warrior known not to protect but to kill. Nonetheless, it is now celebrated as a lethal yet loyal ally in books and movies. Recca Hanabishi can be considered as a new-age ninja. He was a fan of these mighty warriors way back when he was just a kid. Recca was so fascinated by it to the point that he practiced their way of moving and fighting. He developed inhuman strength, agility, and senses as a result. He was undefeated in fighting among delinquents yet he was beaten by a mysterious lady while saving a woman in distress. The woman involved is Yanagi Sakoshita, a woman who possesses a unique gift of healing. Due to her ability, she was kidnapped by a group of criminals that aims to develop a drug that can give eternal life. After being defeated by the lady who turned out to be his long lost mother, Recca along with his friends vowed to save Yanagi. I know I’m spoiling the show big time but it’s important to narrate these events to justify Recca’s actions. He chose to face dangerous foes in a tournament including his step brother who controls a more powerful flame just to save Yanagi. This is in accordance to his vow as Yanagi’s ninja. If this won’t be good enough to express your love towards someone, I’ll be clueless what will.
13. Ichirou Suzuki/ Satou Pendragon and Aialize from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Ichirou Suzuki was transported to a fantasy world. He was initially worried about surviving in an unknown and dangerous world but he discovered that he is granted with overpowered abilities. Since he concluded that he can live peacefully in the new world he decided to fully enjoy the experience. He made new friends along the way and even gathered a few fangirls because of his strength and wealth. But none of them even though they were all attractive and kind captured his heart. Cupid’s arrow only managed to hit Satou when he met Aialize, a high elf. Not only is her beauty unrivaled but she is also innocent and kind. Satou’s feelings gradually grew stronger when he spent a couple of days in the elf town under Aialize guidance. But since Aialize is a high elf and is immortal, she was hesitant about becoming Satou’s wife. Satou responded by finding ways to reach Aialize status. He even ventured in a far and dangerous continent just to achieve this goal which only shows how he truly wants to spend eternity with Aialize.
14. Shinichi Kudo and Kazuha Toyama from Detective Conan
A detective’s life is dangerous. This is why having a partner with this kind of profession can be daunting. You can’t help but constantly worry about his welfare especially if he is assigned to a daring mission. No matter how skillful a detective is, he simply can’t predict everything and he will suddenly end up cornered before he knows it. This is what happened to the rising star detective Jimmy Kudo. The syndicate he was tracking abducted Kudo and turned him into a kid with the use of a mysterious drug. Kazuha Toyama, Kudo’s childhood sweetheart was worried sick about him after reports about Kudo missing started to circulate. She was clueless about the fact that the man she misses is posing as the elementary student Conan. Toyama’s worries about Kudo are lessened every now and then as Conan manages to temporarily negate the effect of the drug and meet her. Their close relationship is obvious during these moments and no one can deny that they value each other far more than friends.
15. Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!
Do opposites really attract? Of course, this goes true with magnets but what about two people with different personalities, body size, intelligence, and even minute details like favorite color and food? In reality, there are only a few couples who can attest to this famous quote and one of them is from the anime series Toradora! composed of Ryuji and Taiga. Ryuji is tall for his age and has scary eyes, which is why many are intimated by him. Those who don’t know Ryuji would instantly think of him as a delinquent. But don’t be deceived since Ryuji is a gentle and calm person. He is also studious which explains his good grades. On the other hand, Taiga’s cute appearance is a far cry from her straightforward and daring attitude. She resolves almost any conflict through force and won’t back down on anyone. She might be small but Taiga is someone you don’t want to mess with. The two met and got close after they discovered each other’s secret crushes. They later on agreed to help each other out but slowly realized that the two of them are starting to like each other more than their initial crushes. This love team is the best proof that no amount of differences can stop love when it strikes!
16. Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi
Love moves in mysterious ways. Raku and Chitoge met when they were just kids but they were taken apart due to unavoidable circumstances and moved on with their own lives. However, they made a promise to be a real couple when they reunite in the future. Raku is now the heir of a powerful gang while Chitoge’s family also controls a huge part of the city because of their influence and wealth. The two parties agreed that their marriage would benefit them without knowing about their past. Is this destiny at work here? I don’t know but such coincidence even made their reunion a lot sweeter. Since they were too young when they made the promise, both of them have hazy memories of it. The only things that reminded them of it are the key and locket they gave to each other. The locket will only open by using the key. It was supposed to be a happy ending but another girl close to Raku who also holds a key from her childhood emerged. Will Raku and Chitoge’s childhood fling transition to a long and lasting love? The uncertainty of their feelings and if they were truly paired by destiny makes this love team one of the best anime has to offer!
17. Rokuro Enmado and Benio Adashino from Twin Star Exorcists
Arranged marriages are frowned upon by today’s society but in some rare cases they turned out to be just fine for the two main parties involved. This is what happened to Rokuro and Benio. They were destined to marry and give birth to the strongest exorcist, the Miko. Despite being forced to live together, it did not end up the way their superiors planned. Although it’s obvious that Benio has strong feelings toward Rokuro, their relationship failed to move up to the next level because of Rokuro’s hesitance. He simply does not want them to be together just because they are instructed to. Deep inside him, he wants their relationship to be real. Rokuro is passionate about protecting Benio even at the expense of his own life. This anime love team will surely melt anyone’s heart as they express their feelings toward each other through simple yet sweet antics but can’t fully commit in making everything real because of their responsibilities as the savior of mankind.
18. Bell Cranel and Hestia from DanMachi/ Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
It’s said that you’ll most likely meet the girl destined for you in an unexpected place. But does a dungeon count? Bell Cranel is a new adventurer who aims to reach the topmost level of the dungeon like everybody else. Many even risk their life just to achieve this goal since reaching the top of the dungeon would mean prestige and mountains of riches. Bell Cranel’s goal is a bit different though. He explores the dungeon for a living and won’t mind being popular but what he truly wants is self-improvement and the ability to protect the head of his family, Hestia. She is a new-comer just like Bell Cranel and is innocent when it comes to hardship. Nonetheless, she loves Bell Cranel and would do everything for him to be safe while adventuring. Bell Cranel might be too young to notice it for now but Hesita has strong romantic feelings toward him. This cute anime love team works hard together in achieving their goals and even though they often stumble upon challenging obstacles along the way, they maneuver their way out of them by trusting and supporting each other.
19. Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld from Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Ayato and Julis met in an awkward fashion. Julis was changing in her room back then when Ayato decided to return her handkerchief. The incident led to a duel which resulted in a draw after Ayato successfully landed a surprise attack. Julis acknowledged Ayato’s fighting skills after that. Although she treats Ayato coldly, it can’t be denied that she trusts him. It even came to the point where Julis is willing to open up to Ayato whenever something is troubling her. This anime love team is in the denial stage. They share the same romantic feelings toward each other but are too shy to admit it. But isn’t that how true love should be? It is supposed to be hard to say because you don’t want your love to end up unrequited. Maybe someday one of them will have the courage to confess and I know very Gakusen Toshi Asterisk fan is looking forward to that moment.
20. Sorata Kanda and Mashiro Shiina from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Pet lovers are known to be kind and trustworthy people. Many believe that pets have the ability to see a person’s innate personality and they only cling to those who are good. This is probably why Sorata and Mashiro easily got close to each other. They both love the stray cats they choose to keep after being found loitering around their dormitory. Pets are not allowed in their dormitory so both of them worked hard to go around this problem. Sorata is so kind that he already adopted 7 cats. He finds Mashiro to be beautiful. Although he is a bit protective, it’s only because he wants nothing but the best for the girl he loves. Sorata is shy and is bad at social interactions but he eventually gathered enough courage to confess his feelings Mashiro and they became an official couple.
21. Lux Arcadia and Lisha/ Lisesharte Atismata from Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
A knight in shining armor only comes around saving a princess in a fairy tale. But this is not true for Lisha. Yes, he met a knight but not because he was in distress but it happened when Lux Arcadia broke into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory by accident. Lux may not be wearing a shining armor but he is a competent drag knight who is sometimes called the “Weakest Undefeated” or the “Black Hero”. He is also a prince of a kingdom that was destroyed 4 years ago because of a coup d’état. Although their meeting is just by accident, it’s as if they are fated to cross paths since Lisha’s kingdom is currently in turmoil and she needs someone with experience and strength to help solve the issues before it’s too late. Lux decided to lend her a hand and they grew closer as they face one dilemma after another. A relationship formed this way is bound to last since it has bloomed at dark times. What more would it be if they successfully made the kingdom peaceful and prosperous again and they have all the time in the world to focus on their feelings?
22. Takashi Komuro and Rei Miyamoto from High School of the Dead
Who in the right mind would think of hitting up with a girl during a zombie apocalypse? This is a time when you need to focus on escaping the zombies and securing the necessary goods for your own survival. Takashi Komuro made this daring move to rekindle his childhood fling with Rei Miyamoto. It was easy because Rei was also in love with him at some point in the past. But there are zombies around right? This couple simply can’t leave everything behind and entirely focus on their relationship. They need to lookout for their friends and visit each of their homes to reunite with their respective families. But will their relationship last in a world that is now engulfed by death where every people would do anything to survive?
23. Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail
Love usually is rooted in friendship. Natsu and Lucy hold on to their friendship every time they encounter dangerous enemies in their missions. Natsu’s ability to control dragonic magic made him one of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail. Many argue that he can pull off any mission alone through sheer force but that’s definitely not the case. He may be strong but he is too straightforward. Because of his personality, Natsu easily falls to deception and would greatly struggle against an enemy who uses wits over strength. This is where his friend Lucy comes to play. She is not even close to being a genius strategist yet her second opinion during missions can be quite handy. Lucy is a newcomer but her innate talent as a mage is more than enough to compensate for her lack of experience. This duo is unbeatable especially if they share a common goal and if the safety of their friends and guildmates is on the line. But are they really a love team? For me they are! Natsu may not admit it but he rampages every time Lucy is in danger which only shows how she treats her dearly. Lucy also worries a lot about Natsu and is always the first to give a hand every time he is in trouble.
24. Shouta Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke
There are only a few experiences in life that can match the happiness you’ll feel when finding out that the one you love also feels the same way. Sawako is among the few lucky ones to enjoy this moment. She was initially a shy girl. Many were hesitant to befriend her because of her pale skin and long black hair which made her look like a ghost. Nonetheless, her physical appearance did not stop Shouta, a famous male student in her school, to reach out to her. Sawako captured his attention after later on because of her kindness and unique personality. They dated and then confessed to each other. It was a typical love story but the emotional struggles they have to overcome in order to express their feelings made it extra special.
25. Hiro and Zero Two from Darling in the FranXX
Don’t despair when it seems everything that is happening as of the moment is against you. The universe will surely find a way to repay your struggles and might even send someone special to serve as your saving grace. This is what Zero Two is for Hiro. They met when they were lonely and not given the chance to be pilots. Hiro, later on, was able to put his feelings for Zero Two into action with a kiss and piloted Strelizia. This happened even though Zero Two has horns that usually turn off others who want to get close to her. From that day on, he continuously exerts effort to prove that he is worthy not just as a pilot but also as Zero Two’s partner.
Other Cute Couples Worth the Mention
Monkey D. Luffy and Boa Hancock from One Piece
One-sided love is a tragedy. It’s sad to see a person loving truly but not loved back. A person who chooses to pursue such kind of love is bound to tread a challenging road. This is the same dilemma Boa Hancock from One Piece dared to face after developing strong romantic feelings towards Monkey D. Luffy. It’s not that Luffy does not like Hancock but he is just too innocent and straightforward to be romantically involved with anyone. Luffy will eventually mature and Boa Hancock probably knows this which is why she is doing everything to be closer to Luffy and help him as much as possible to leave a lasting impression as soon as now. Boa’s funny lovestruck expressions and Luffy’s innocent reactions to these acts makes this love team worthy to be a part of his list.
Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach
Saving a princess in distress is a knight in shining armor’s duty. This is what Kurosaki Ichigo is for Kuchiki Rukia. Although Rukia is a strong shinigami, she was abducted by her own brother and childhood friend. She was forced to come back to soul society and be executed because of the dangerous evil power trapped inside her. Ichigo can sense spirits despite being a normal human. He was saved by Rukia from a Hollow attack and gained shinigami powers as a result. With his newly gained powers, he ventured head first to soul society in order to save Rukia. Ichigo knows it is like knocking on hell’s door because Soul Society houses hundreds of powerful shinigamis who can kill him in an instant. Yet he carried out the mission without even a slight of hesitation. This act alone is an honest confession of love. A man would do anything for the woman he loves even at the expense of his own life.
Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo from Overlord
Typical neets easily welcome the idea of having romantic feelings toward computer-generated characters. This is true especially for those who are avid fans of MMORPGs and simulators where the player can immerse in an entirely new world using his own customizable avatar. Since they are lonely, it’s not a surprise for them to be attached to characters they’ve interacted with every day even though they are not real. But what if the so-called NPCs in MMORPGs were given life and their own unique personality? This was the dilemma Satoru Suzuki endured when he was transported to a fantasy world along with their guild’s loyal NPCs who were turned into real beings. Since he playfully changed Albedo’s settings before the incident, the sexy yet dangerously powerful demon lady is now madly in love with him. I can’t really consider them as a real couple but there is definitely a spark every time Albedo tries to seduce Ainz with her demonic charm. It would have been easy for her to grab Ainz heart if he was not transformed into an undead whose emotions are controlled. This peculiar love team made it to this list not just because of their growing popularity but mainly for the funny story behind their relationship and how funny, awkward, and sweet situations easily materialize whenever they are together. If you want to get to know more about Ainz Ooal Gown and other cool Overlord characters, be sure to check out this anime characters list that I’ve made: >>List of Overlord Anime Characters<<.
Krillin and Android 18 from Dragonball Z
Do you believe the opposites attract? Some say this is true while others argue that this bizarre pairing only happens in fantasy. But sad to say for those who frown to this idea because Krillin and Android 18 proves that it’s possible for two people with different attitude and size to be a perfect couple. They first met in a battle where android 17 and 18 completely overpowered Krillin and his comrades. Android 18 found Krillin to be adorable but the receiver of the praise thought of it as some kind of mockery because it came from an enemy. Later on, Krillin pleaded Vegeta to save Android 18 after he was puked out by Cell. He also used a Dragonball wish to turn her into a real human. Talk about the lengths a man would make for her special someone right? Despite being small, Krillin turned out to be a dependable husband and father. This couple’s happy ending is an inspiration especially to all the little guys out there!
Here is the video of Zero Two and Hiro Epic reunion and Kiss
And that’s a wrap my otaku friends! I can already see hearts in your eyes now after reading about all the anime love teams featured in this list. I won’t blame you since they are all inspiring. Loving is truly challenging but it’s definitely worthwhile especially if you are among the lucky ones who have found a partner that would exert an equal amount or even more effort to keep your relationship strong. Are you presently in a relationship? Are you happy? Then share this with your partner so you’ll both be inspired to love even more! And as usual, even if you are still single, give us a LIKE AND KEEP ON SHARING THE ANIME LOVE MY MINA!
[Updated] It has been 2 years since we made this post and its still visited since we all love martial arts anime. If you are looking for some great anime in the martial arts genre in the year 2018, please so ahead and check out the entire article.
However, if you have watched most of these already and looking for new anime in this genre, check out any of these recent posts:
Can you imagine yourself facing off someone who can annihilate an entire army barehanded? This might seem like a nightmare for normal people but it is Baki’s dream. Since his childhood years, he has no other goal in mind other than beating his father, Yujiro Hanma who is regarded as the strongest man alive. He rigorously trained both his body and mind for several years just to be at least worthy enough to challenge his father. But sad to say, during their first encounter Yujiro did not even considered Baki an opponent but a child trying to prove his worth and failing miserably.
The upcoming continuation to Baki’s journey is expected to be more brutal and intense than the last. It has been decades since the first season was aired so the sudden announcement of its second season got a lot of classic anime fans hyped. Known to be one of the best martial arts anime of all time, the wait is truly worth it as long as it delivers the same or even more outrageous fight scenes every episode. Fans would definitely witness various fighting styles like kung fu, karate, grappling, street fighting style and a lot more.
2. Hinomaru-Zumou 2018
Sumo wrestling is a famous traditional sport in Japan. Despite its popularity, we rarely see sumo wrestlers take the center stage in an anime series. Although I’ve noticed a few anime series that follows the life and adventures of sumo wrestlers, none of them are as grand as One Piece, Naruto, and Samurai X which are also based on Japanese martial art disciplines.
Hinomaru-Zumou 2018 aims to break the silence and introduce sumo wrestling to the world in a more exciting and action-packed perspective. The story will revolve around the struggles and accomplishments of Hinomaru, a rising sumo wrestler who may not be gifted with a big and strong physique but has a bigger heart and determination to cope with such disadvantage.
3. Dragonball Heroes 2018
There are a lot of speculations surrounding the newest installation of the Dragonball franchise entitled Dragonball Heroes 2018. The success of Dragonball Super made this anime series possible and millions of fans across the world are looking forward to another story involving Son Goku and the whole gang. Some online sources claim that the new antagonists are ancient Sayans who managed to survive when Freeza destroyed their planet.
I just hope they don’t mess up the power levels once more since these Sayans back then are obviously weaker than a Super Sayan and given Son Goku and Vegeta can power up and be as powerful as Gods, it’s interesting how the writers can think of villains that can challenge them. And with this, surely, most of its fight scenes would land in various list of top anime fights.
4. Yu Yu Hakusho Special 2018
The adventure of Yusuke Urameshi in the anime series Yu Yu Hakusho played a major role in starting the anime fever way back in the 90s. His easy going attitude which can instantly switch to a relentless and determined one if the need arises easily captured the heart of viewers. Together with his new found friends who also have their own unique personality and special abilities, they battled strong demons in a tournament to the death and even visited the underworld just to save earth. They are unsung heroes who did not ask for anything in return and are contented in just seeing their loved ones back in Earth safe.
Their story ended well especially with Yusuke reunited with his childhood sweetheart but no one would dare complain if they added more to it. The Yu Yu Hakusho Special 2018 is expected to be a hit just like its predecessor and with characters that millions of anime fans already know and love, there’s only a very slim chance that it won’t meet everyone’s expectations.
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Fighting enthusiasts often frown when anything about wrestling comes up. The popular wrestling we often see on television is scripted and does not involve any kind of skill whatsoever so we can’t blame them. However, professional wrestling is a different story. They are not actors but real fighters who can submit people bigger than them and use their extensive repertoire of technique to disable their opponent and force them to surrender. It’s even considered by some as an art due to the grace and precision required to successfully pull-off powerful wrestling techniques. All of the wonderful things about wrestling are featured in the Ultimate Muscle franchise and they are releasing a new anime series this 2018. It’s safe to assume that it will still focus on our hero, Mantaro Kinnikumaan who is also known as Kid Muscle. What challenges await the wrestling prodigy this time around? Will his in-born talent and the techniques passed down by his father be enough to overcome them?
6. The King of Fighters: Destiny
Anime shows are usually based on Mangga and Light Novels but there are rare exemptions like The King of Fighters. This franchise started as a fighting game where the player chooses a character among a group composed of fighters with varied styles, weapons, and specialties. Later on, the game was improved and it became a team battle where you need to select three fighters to complete your team. Each of the fighters in the King of Fighter games has a unique backstory which is probably why it was not hard for its developers and anime producers to formulate a grand story that would link them all together. Given the success of the game, the anime series received tons of praises. Fans of the game were excited to see their loved characters and the special moves they have in game used in the anime version. The King of Fighters: Destiny aims to replicate the same success or even trample it with a better one. For me, this alone made2018 an epic year for both anime and fighting game enthusiasts!
7. The Emperor’s Strategy
Korean Light Novels are gaining popularity nowadays. Some of these novels even managed to surpass those made by Chinese and Japanese writers in terms of number of readers and overall popularity online. The Emperor’s Strategy carries the leading flag among all of them. This Korean Light Novel is expected to have an anime adaptation and everyone is highly excited about it. Who wouldn’t if we are talking about a story that has almost every tasty flavor packed in one including politics, action, history, friendship, and even romance? Although this upcoming anime show target’s mature audiences, I’m quite confident that the lovable characters, interesting story, and eye-catching art style will be more than enough to attract viewers of other generations. It will surely be a great samurai anime to watch.
8. Batman Ninja
Heroes are not limited to those with super powers. This is what Batman has proven over the years. Although it’s debatable that having insurmountable money and influence itself can be considered as form of power, we still can’t deny the fact that Bruce Wayne, who is the man behind the mask, is a mere human. Like any one of us, he can die once inflicted by a mortal wound or if deprived from oxygen. Nevertheless, his determination to implement his own version of justice is inhuman. He would go through any length just to serve what is due for those who defile Gotham city. He is cunning and merciless which makes him the super hero Gotham needs. But what if he is suddenly transported to the samurai era? How would Batman react with the new environment, allies, law, and enemies? This is what Batman Ninja is all about and every anime fan is exited how the popular marvel hero will turn out as both an anime character and ninja!
9. Kengan Ashura
Can’t get enough of Baki the Grappler? Are you hungry for more brutal and intense anime fight scenes? Then you should check out the upcoming anime series Kengan Ashura. It won an online poll where the winning manga series gets an anime adaptation and anyone who read at least three chapters of the manga would surely vote the same. Kengan Ashura has a lot of similarities with Baki the grappler but the most striking one is the main protagonist. Tokita Ohma, the young mysterious fighter featured in Kengan Ashura, started out as a nobody which is similar to Baki when he was hiding his true identity. No one knew his name or his origin yet he can defeat muscular street thugs easily and he does so even if he is outnumbered by a huge margin. He eventually finds himself in a gladiator arena run by influential businessman where they are represented by their own fighters. How will Tokita Ohma carve his name in the history of street fighting? Is his raw strength and peculiar technique enough to reach the top against seasoned and ruthless martial artists?
10. Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi
Are you into fantasy/action anime? Do you want a better plot than the protagonist being transported to another world which is overused nowadays? If it’s a yes then look forward to Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi this 2019. This anime series is bound to take the world by storm with a unique plot and lovable characters. If it manages to create a wonderful fantasy world alongside with an interesting plot then nothing can stop this anime series from reaching the same heights or even higher than Overlord and Dan Machi. Have you heard or read about this upcoming anime series? Are you looking forward to what new things it will offer in the fantasy genre? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
And it’s a wrap! Have you found an anime series worth your time? I know some of the titles mentioned above are not purely under the martial arts anime genre but I guarantee that all of them are packed with intense action scenes and cool characters with unique fighting skills and abilities. If ever you are not pleased with an entry included in this list, you can always share your opinion in the comment section. You might be able to convince me to improve the list based on your suggestion. And as always, don’t be shy to give us a LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!
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.
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.
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!
Anime characters come in all shapes, sizes, and color. Yet it’s expected for anime characters to have black hair since it’s what Japanese are usually born with. They might be not well-represented in terms of number but anime boys with white hair does not disappoint in terms of look, personality, and overall charisma. In fact, many would agree if I say that they are usually the anime characters with dark secrets, hidden powers, or bizarre personalities which made them very fun to watch. Have you just been starting to watch anime and haven’t seen a lot of white-haired characters? Look nowhere else since this article is the right place to be! Read further and get to know the coolest anime guys who looks cool in their white hair you’ll ever find.
Sebas Tian from Overlord
What separates men among boys? Well for me, it’s all about attitude. Although he is worthy of being a part of this list, I can’t really say that Sebas Tian from Overlord can referred as a boy. He is far too gentle and wise to be called one yet his charm and looks can easily surpass those who are several years younger. Sebas Tian is the loyal butler of Ainz Ooal Gown. He was designed to be nothing more or less but he eventually inherited the passionate and merciful heart of his creator. This was manifested when he got out of his way to save a dying girl in the street even though it would compromise his mission. Being a gentleman alone makes him worthy to be a part of this list. Counting his stunning looks, manly posture, and outstanding martial art skills makes it unquestionable.
There are only a few anime characters who are as well-loved as Killua Zoldyck from Hunter X Hunter. He is one of the sons of a well-known assassin family. He is one of the cutest white haired male anime characters, but also one of the deadliest.
His adventure in the series started when he met Gon during the Hunter exam. This boy is not like the usual assassin. He is not emotionless and would never kill in cold blood. Killua is a complete opposite of his other brothers because he values family and friendship. His strong dedication in protecting the innocent Gon made him more like a brother towards him than a simple friend. If you’re look for an ultimate bromance experience then you should watch Killua and Gon’s wild adventures!
Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul
A world where humans and ghouls coexist would sound absurd for anyone. Yet, Ken Kaneki considers this scenario as his dream. He was once a normal human but unpredictable series of events turned him into a half-human and half-ghoul. People around him think of ghouls as nothing more than wild monsters who treat humans as food. But Kaneki, through his unique condition, is able to understand both sides. There are also ghouls who mean no harm and only seek for a place to belong in the community. As the story progresses, Ken Kaneki’s point of view regarding ghouls changed and he began his journey towards realizing his seemingly impossible dream, a world where humans and goals can live together peacefully. This white-haired dreamer might turn from a charming young lad to a ruthless beast through his ghoul form in a split second but his admirable and equal compassion towards both man and ghoul should be enough to land him a spot in this list.
Kaneki is not only charming but considered as a hot anime guy as well. Aside from the physical aspect, this is also because of his character and actions. There are many events in the anime series where fans have seen this feat as well.
Gin from Gintama
The perfect combination of anime and humor is a dish only a few anime shows was able to pull off. One of them is Gintama where the lead character is a samurai-wielding man-for-hire called Gin. He is the founder and active leader of a company composed of only three individuals who are willing to do anything for a price as long as it does not go against their morals. Whether it’s a rescue mission or a simple household chore, Gin and his gang will happily help you out. But don’t let his laidback attitude and funny facial expressions fool you. Gin is a skilled and well-known swordsman. His companions also have several tricks in their sleeves that can help them escape dangerous situations and even capture notorious criminals. A list of the coolest anime characters in white hair is definitely incomplete without Gintama!
Soul from Soul Eater
Soul is not the average battle junky. He may look like one but he actually came from a wealthy family of musicians. Soul was frustrated after failing to live up to his family’s expectations so upon discovering his weapon heritage, he did not hesitate in joining DWMA to prove his worth. Soul has a laid back personality and would prefer doing everything in a cool way than do his best and look bad in the process. But his attempts to be cool backfire in most occasions. One of his friends even describes him as careless and arrogant as he tries so hard to look cool. There are a lot of hilarious scenes in Soul Eater that can attest to this but before you criticize his clumsiness and foolishness, be sure to appreciate how he usually ends up saving the day for everyone.
Ja’far from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Do you have a best friend? Someone who is always by your side through thick and thin? Consider yourself among the luckiest persons on earth. It’s envious to be Sinbad from the anime series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic not just because of his position as king but also for having loyal right-hand, Ja’far. He was forced to become an assassin and kill his own parents at a young age. Sinbad became his savior as their paths cross and from that day onwards they became allies bound by loyalty and friendship. Ja’far is a friend anyone would love to have simply because he is willing to sacrifice everything just to guarantee his friend’s well-being. He might have a sincere and calm attitude but Ja’far is always ready to bring out the hidden rage in him whenever the situation dictates.
Isana Yashiro from K
The world has several faces. For people who are living in peaceful and prosperous lands, the world is teeming with reasons to smile and be hopeful for a better future every day. On the other hand, for those who live in warring countries, the world is dark and a hopeless place. No one wins in a war. This message has been spread worldwide in various mediums even in anime. Among several anime shows that aim to pass this idea to its viewers is K where Isana Yashiro plays the lead role. In this anime show, he is a scientist and researcher whose main goal is to stop war through science. His thought was transferred to the body of a young boy before he could do so and that’s how his struggles to return to his former body and form a world of peace started. Who could not love this peace-loving, kind, and handsome white-haired anime boy?
Haise Sasaki from Tokyo Ghoul
Quiet and reserved persons are prone to having hidden evil personalities or dark origins. This is why many are reluctant about loving ominous anime characters especially if they are introduced early in the show and various questions about where they came from and how their personality developed remained unanswered. But don’t worry too much if we are talking about Haise Sasaki from Tokyo Ghoul. For starters, he is one of the main protagonists of the anime show so expect him to be on the side of justice. He may not be a fan of justice and doing good acts for the sake of others but he is true to his words. He is also a dependable ally. Haise started as a character with unreadable personality. It can even be said that he was designed to be an enemy but rollercoaster of events turned him into Kaneki’s ally.
Zen Wistalia from Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime
Every girl anime fan has already imagined their favorite character as a knight in shining armor riding a white horse approaching towards them. This sweet moment is every woman’s dream and it can be made sweeter if the one playing as prince is the real deal like Zen Wistalia from Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime. He is the main hero in the anime show. Zen may not be the first prince but he is more suitable to be king than anyone in their kingdom. He is kind-hearted, witty, brave, and strong. These traits alone should be more than enough to capture any woman’s heart. His handsome face and white shiny hair completes the package turning him into the ideal anime boy character every girl fan is dreaming of.
Bell Cranel from Is it Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon
Are you a fan of RPG games? If you played a few before, you might be familiar with dungeons and how parties of players explore their dangerous sections just to find treasures. This is basically the situation where Bell Cranel from Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon is in. The only difference is that he started doing it alone. He wanted to become a great adventurer yet his only ally at first is a goddess who also lacks both money and influence just like him. Nonetheless, Bell’s honest personality, perseverance, and innate talent attracted several eyes including trustworthy individuals who will eventually become his own party members and make his dungeon explorations way easier. Would you go out with Bell Cranel even if it would mean venturing in the dark depths of a monster-filled dungeon?
Although most white haired anime boys are popular, having such kind of hairstyle in real life does not really guarantee the same effect. In fact, discovering white hair strands is like a nightmare as we grow old as it would mean age is slowly creeping up. White hair, black hair, or green, it doesn’t really matter. Keep in mind that attitude more than hair color is the best way to express yourself! Keep up your constant effort in making others happy. Respect your elders. Commit to participate in social responsibilities like throwing your garbage in the right place. These simple acts can color your personality and overall being more than anything else! Like always LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!