10 Reckless Anime Characters Who Take Big Risks

The world of anime includes thousands of characters of all types, from their favorite hobbies to their personalities and, if applicable, their careers and fighting abilities. For example, anime characters can be rated on whether they are naturally cautious or risk-taking. Some characters like to roll the dice, some don’t.

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Some anime characters aren’t just proactive or brave – they’re the type to jump straight into a battle or take on a challenge without a second thought; they will improvise a plan after having already taken the plunge. These reckless characters aren’t necessarily stupid, but they’re sure to alarm their most cautious allies – and delight any watching anime fan.

ten Yumeko Jabami Play First, Ask Later (Kakegurui)

yumeko reaching out kakegurui

by Kakegurui Yumeko Jabami is the reckless and hedonistic heroine of the shonen game series kakegurui, set in the elite private Hyakkou High School, where students learn to play in high-stakes games. Yumeko is smart and cunning, but she’s not one to orchestrate someone’s downfall months in advance.

Instead, Yumeko takes things as they come and she will quickly accept any challenge thrown at her. She might also impulsively challenge other students on a whim just to see what happens. She did this to Mary Saotome, for example, which led to their friendly rivalry.

9 Inosuke Hashibira obeys his instincts (Demon Slayer)

Inosuke in boar masks with swords

demon slayer Inosuke Hashibira, having been raised by wild animals, is deeply attuned to his instincts and guts, which makes him a fierce and aggressive demon slayer. Inosuke is a shrewd and cunning fighter, but he would frustrate any teammate who prefers to hold back and formulate an intricate battle plan.

Instead, Inosuke dives straight into battle without hesitation, and he relies on his serrated swords and razor-sharp instincts to get him out of trouble. This usually works, but sometimes he may need the Hashira Elite to get him out of trouble.

8 Katsuki Bakugo won’t hold back (My Hero Academia)

bakugo raises his hand in attack position

To his credit, My Hero Academia Katsuki Bakugo is a skilled tactician and a keen observer, which helped him claim victory in the joint training exercise against Setsuna Tokage’s team in the fourth round. Yet Bakugo is best defined by his anger, pride, and reckless streak in battle.

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Bakugo is always the first to jump into battle and lead the fight against the enemy no matter the odds, and he could get in over his head. That’s what happened when Bakugo faced All Might himself during a training exercise with Izuku and he learned he couldn’t complete the challenge alone – he needed the help. from Izuku.

7 Grimmjow Jeagerjaques usually acts on impulse (bleach)

Grimmjow Bleach Pantera

Bleach Grimmjow Jaegerjaques is the honorable but vicious 6th Espada. He wants more than anything to prove his worth against the most powerful of enemies, namely Ichigo Kurosaki himself. Grimmjow is a reckless and impetuous Espada who, once he has made up his mind about something, will act immediately.

Grimmjow took a risk by invading Karakura Town without permission to assassinate Ichigo, and later took an even greater risk by having Orihime heal Ichigo before his final duel with Ichigo at Las Noches.

6 Avatar Korra lets her bending do the talking (The Legend of Korra)

Korra in Tarrlok's office, looking angry, as snow falls through a window in the background

The Legend of Korra Avatar Korra, originally from the Southern Water Tribe, is very different from her Air Nomad predecessor, Aang. Korra is an action-oriented Avatar with no restraint and she has a nasty habit of causing as much trouble as she solves, if not more.

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Korra takes many serious risks in her career, ranging from challenging the masked Amon to a duel to confronting Tarrlok in his office and getting back at Zaheer, among many other instances.

5 Misa Amane likes to act (Death Note)

Misa Amane from Death Note standing in a doorway

From time to time, Death Note Misa Amane will act cautiously and lay all the groundwork before moving on, but her actions are still quite risky – especially with L on the prowl looking for Kira. Misa boldly invited Light to meet her in Aoyama and even went straight to his house to meet him. She only had Rem to protect her.

Misa continued to visit Light despite being advised against it and after losing her memories, she recklessly met Kyosuke Higuchi to get evidence on him. It was a risky move, but it paid off and helped Light and L focus their investigation on Higuchi.

4 Soma Yukihira launches risky challenges (Food Wars!)

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Food wars! Culinary hero Soma Yukihira is a natural risk-taker, a brave boy who listens to his gut and cooks with the power of love. Soma isn’t one to plan ahead and set up schedules – instead, Soma recklessly throws and accepts all of his comrades’ challenges.

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There’s more than pride at stake in Food wars! culinary duels. Students have to bet on things of value, tangible or not, and Soma took huge risks with these challenges, such as when he risked ending his cooking career for good.

3 Jogo challenged the mighty Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Jogo - Flames of Catastrophe

Jujutsu Kaisen Yuji Itadori is a bit of a risk-taker himself, but the powerful curse Jogo, which has a volcanic domain expansion technique, is the reckless trickster of the popular supernatural shonen. Despite knowing Satoru Gojo’s reputation, this Cyclopean Curse challenged Satoru to a duel on a remote road where no one could interfere.

It takes courage and Jogo only survived this one-sided fight because Satoru is a merciful person. Jogo took a huge risk that didn’t pay off and prompted him to form an intense grudge against Satoru.

2 Natsu Dragneel is always ready to fight (Fairy Tail)

Fairy tales Natsu Dragneel is a member of the Fairy Tail guild and a good friend of Lucy Heartfilia. True to his fire element, Natsu is a reckless and hot-headed shonen hero who quickly leaps into the fray without hesitation. Lucy, Erza and Gray don’t really like it, but in a serious fight they always rely on Natsu watching their backs, so it balances out.

Natsu isn’t the best tactician, but with his fearsome strength and the classic power of friendship, he tends to win even if he takes on challenges beyond his skill level and his allies are never far behind. Natsu likes to throw the first punch – and he usually throws the last one too.

1 Caesar Zeppeli loaded into the lion’s den (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Fight Tendency The story arc introduced two reckless shonen heroes, Joseph Joestar and blond Caesar Zeppeli. Joseph is a pretty savage and carefree hero, but even he stood his ground when the hot-blooded Caesar fled to challenge the Pillar Men in their lair.

Tragically, Caesar’s reckless gamble backfired and he was killed by his vampiric enemies. It was then that Joseph swore to honor Caesar’s memory and avenge him on the old bloodsuckers.

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