The anime has unique characters with wild character designs. Whether a character is given hot pink hair or blood red eyes, the creators will go out of their way to make their characters stand out. Again, not every character needs to stand out to be remembered, and traditional characteristics can actually make a character more relatable.
Brown eyes might be boring to some, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t dozens of brown-eyed anime characters that fans have fallen in love with. Whether it’s the girl next door or the cool stoic guy, there are definitely a few brown-eyed beauties that fans are going crazy for.
ten Uraraka is kind and brave (My Hero Academia)
Uraraka may be the protagonist’s potential love interest, but her character is much more than that. She is kind and gentle with her friends and stands up for herself when she needs to. Despite her bubbly appearance, she is just as competitive and fierce as Bakugo. She also has one of the best motivations for being a hero, which is to earn money so she can support her family. Of all the brown-eyed characters, Uraraka is one of the best.
9 Yuri is relatable (Yuri On Ice)
Yuri begins the series at its lowest point. He loses an important competition and makes a fool of himself in front of the whole world. The anxiety and impostor syndrome he experiences throughout the series is incredibly relatable, which is why so many people love him so much. Despite his setbacks, he works incredibly hard to improve his ice skating and because of that, he becomes one of the best skaters in the series. He doesn’t save the world or fight evil like other anime characters, but that doesn’t make his story any less interesting.
8 Nami is the most important crew member (One Piece)
For many fans, Nami is a great representation of how women should be written in anime. She may not be as strong as her teammates, but she can fight when she needs to, especially when it means protecting the people she cares for. She is also incredibly smart. As a navigator, she is the most important member of the Straw Hat Pirate.
Nami can be stubborn, loud and rude at times, but fans love her even more for that. She’s a dynamic character and she has one of the best stories in the series. It’s obvious that the team would be completely lost without her and the fans would be equally lost.
7 Tohru is kind in her heart (fruit basket)
Tohru embodies what it means to be a good person. She can be kind to a fault and she often goes out of her way to make sure she doesn’t upset anyone. She even lived in a tent after her mother died because she didn’t want to be a burden. Sometimes Tohru can act like a doormat and she can be a beachhead, but she’s not a complete pushover. When it comes to protecting those who need help, whether she knows them well or not, she will go out of her way to be there for them.
6 Hange is an adorable Essentric (Attack On Titan)
Hange’s character is a breath of fresh air in The attack of the Titans dark and cruel world. Their eccentric nature may scare people away, but their love of learning and discovery is what makes their character so unique. They aren’t strong or fast like Mikasa and Levi, but it’s not their fighting skills that make them so important. Their technological advancements and titan studies often help scouts succeed. It makes sense that Erwin would choose them to be the next Commander of the Scouts given how crucial their character is to the cause.
5 Haruhi understands people (Ouran High School Host Club)
Haruhi is the straight man in the Host Club and often feels exasperated by the boys’ antics. Like Tohru, she’s incredibly kind and self-sacrificing, but she doesn’t let people walk all over her. Haruhi can be blunt and she’s never afraid to call her friends when they’re wrong.
Since she grew up in less than ideal circumstances, she can be understanding of people’s situations and feelings. She doesn’t judge people on their looks or backgrounds and it’s thanks to her that the boys in the Host Club can change for the better.
4 Ichigo is still a fan favorite (Bleach)
As the protagonist of a series that aired in the early 2000s, Ichigo is many fans’ first love. To this day, he is considered one of the best anime characters and that’s mainly because his story and character development still hold. Like many Shonen protagonists, he may come off as a delinquent, but underneath there’s a hero’s heart. Ichigo is intelligent for a Shonen protagonist and he often uses this intelligence to fight off bad guys. Most importantly, he is loyal and courageous, something anyone can aspire to.
3 Spike feels like a real person (Cowboy Bebop)
Spike Spiegel is an icon in the anime world. Even fans who have never seen cowboy bebop have heard of him. His genuine bravery makes him one of the most realistic characters in anime. Spike can be selfish and lazy. He tends to look after his own interests before anything else. However, he does not lack empathy. He is there for his friends when they need him. Everything about him, from how he sees the world to his character development, makes his story incredibly fun to watch, which is why fans love him and his show so much.
2 Hawkeye keeps everyone grounded (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Any Fullmetal Alchemist fan knows that Roy Mustang would be completely lost without Riza Hawkeye. As a calm and rational person, she’s usually the one who keeps everyone on track. Not only does it protect Mustang, but it also keeps him grounded. Despite her stoic demeanor, she can be kind to people around her, especially those younger than her. Unlike most women in anime, her character is well developed. She may not be the show’s protagonist, but she’s definitely a fan favorite.
1 Yusuke is the king of stunt doubles (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yusuke is the perfect example of a delinquent with a heart of gold. He constantly disobeys authority and often gives the impression that he doesn’t care about himself or anyone else. Despite this, he was willing to sacrifice himself to save a small child, and this sacrifice changes his life for the better. Yusuke is simple-minded, but witty. When it comes to school, he can be pretty silly, but he can also insult someone lightly. His comedic timing as well as his character growth is what made Yu Yu Hakusho a success and that’s also why his character is still loved to this day.
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