10 Anime Characters Who Would Be Sorted Into Gryffindor (and Why)

Holding the title of the most beloved and sought after Hogwarts house in the Harry Potter franchise, Gryffindor is filled to the brim with brave but seemingly reckless individuals who will jump at the second to do the right thing. Known for their chivalry and bravery, their leadership skills are on par with Slytherin house. The main difference between the houses (in the sense of leadership) is in their goals being achieved through bravery rather than hard work like Slytherins.

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The majority of anime protagonists have the same qualities that exemplify Gryffindor house, so there is no shortage of characters that would be sorted into the house.

ten Midoriya ignores his own body and health in order to protect the innocent and those he loves (My Hero Academia)


Izuku "Deku" Midoriya Gamma Costume

Izuku Midoriya my hero academia is an obvious choice to be sorted into Gryffindor house. Deku constantly pushes himself to not only protect his friends, but also the countless innocents, disregarding his own health and body in hopes of helping others.

This trait in itself screams Gryffindor, as those who are sorted into this house generally show the same disregard for their own safety in hopes of protecting and protecting their loved ones from any kind of danger.

9 Jean-Jacques Leroy’s confident drive outweighs his arrogance (Yuri!!! On Ice)


Confident and down to arrogance, JJ’s personality and willingness to do whatever he has to do to shine in Yuri!!! On the ice makes him an excellent choice for Gryffindor house.

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JJ has a tendency to run away through his mouth regardless of his situation and this can immediately reflect those of Gryffindor as they are normally seen as brash but have a sensational drive. His arrogant nature may put some fans off watching the show, but viewers can’t deny the obvious connection he has to Gryffindor house.

8 Petra Rall’s reckless but loyal actions mirror Gryffindor qualities (Attack on Titan)


Petra Ral Attack On Smiling Titan

In The attack of the TitansThere are several characters that could be considered Gryffindor (including the obvious choice, Eren) but one character that fans don’t talk about enough is Petra Rall. Her loyalty to her team and dedication to helping defeat the Titans are just a few examples that make her a Gryffindor.

His (and his team’s) rash decision to take on the Female Titan was reckless and was their downfall, but in a general sense, it was a very Gryffindor thing happening.

7 Chihiro/Sen’s growing bravery brings out his Gryffindor side (Spirited Away)


Chihiro follows Haku through the flowers

Taken away as if by magic has a variety of characters, each different and unique in their own way. Although fans see Chihiro as just a fearful child thrown into the spirit world, she quickly grows beyond the spoiled nature of her former self. His bravery to not only take on the monstrous version of No Face, but to turn him back to normal shows his growth in bravery to do the right thing and right his mistakes.

She goes from a fearful and spoiled child to someone who has learned the concept of love and how it makes her a better person.

6 Tamaki Suoh is impulsive but lets his heart guide his decisions (Ouran High School Host Club)


Ouran High School Host Club

Tamaki Suoh may not look like the character of Ouran High School Host Club be thought of as a Gryffindor but looking deeper into their character it’s quite simple to see the traits they share.

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Chivalry is something evident in Tamaki’s personality, the trait that emerges both from his interactions with the girls who come to the club and with Haruhi as the show progresses. He is often (but not always) seen acting on impulse, but what makes him fall into the Gryffindor category is that his actions always come from the heart.

5 Rin Matsuoka’s ambition and fiery attitude reflect Gryffindor house (Free! Eternal Summer)


Ambitious to the end, Rin Matsuoka from Free! eternal summer is abuzz with the need to be the best, which brings out his Gryffindor traits. While Free! is a sports anime and the majority of characters in this type of anime are ambitious, constantly pushing themselves to the brink to be the best they can be and to win.

Another trait that Rin exemplifies from Hogwarts house of the brave is his fiery attitude and his ability (some may call it a weakness) to bounce on his emotions in the blink of an eye, mirroring the Gryffindor trait of acting before he can. think about it fully.

4 Heroic and caring, Kyojuro Rengoku protects with his life (Demon Slayer)


Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira in Demon Slayer

Easily a fan favorite in demon slayer, Rengoku seems to embody the Gryffindor house wholeheartedly. Like any Gryffindor, he is obviously very heroic as he thrives in Hashira and cares for those he protects immensely.

There is no doubt that if he was in the Harry Potter universe, Rengoku would be sorted into Gryffindor no doubt with the hat barely touching the top of his head (much like Draco Malfoy with his Slytherin sorting in the first Harry Potter movie).

3 Kiki is independent and brave to go out into the world alone (Kiki’s Delivery Service)


Kind-hearted Kiki Kiki’s Delivery Service would be sorted into Gryffindor without a second thought due to her caring nature and courage to take on the world at just 13 years old. This courage is fully Gryffindor territory, although she does not display this bravery and courage as intensely as others who are considered Gryffindor (Harry Potter, for example).

Besides this fact, Kiki is extremely independent which could be perfect for Gryffindor as they are the ones who feel like the world rests on their shoulders.

2 Itadori Yuji impulsive acts first and asks questions later (Jujutsu Kaisen)


Jujutsu Kaisen Yuji Itadori salutes

If any anime character shows Gryffindor’s need to act before thinking, it’s Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen. Itadori’s courage and bravery grow with each challenge he faces as the series progresses, slowly coming to terms with his Gryffindor traits.

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Another trait he shares with Hogwarts house is his reckless and impulsive attitude, something fans see early in the series when he swallowed Sukuna’s finger and began his journey. This example really reflects Gryffindor’s need to act first and question later.

1 Naruto Uzumaki protects those he loves and acts according to his heart (Naruto)


Naruto smiles and points

If there’s anything that sets Gryffindor apart from other houses, it’s the inherent desire to run headlong into danger. Those in Gryffindor act from their hearts, the only thought is to save or protect those they love and Naruto fits that bill perfectly.

His stubborn bravery is something viewers see even in Harry Potter himself throughout his journey, so it’s no surprise that Naruto falls among the other heroic Gryffindors.

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