Anime characters are advertised constantly by both production companies and anime fans. However, there is a handful of characters that more popular than others among the anime fandom. Some are popular by their looks alone and others by the level of their strength or supernatural power that he or she may possess. After all, that is what viewers crave, both inner and outer strength in main characters.
So, at My Otaku Anime, we had recently asked our viewers/followers whom they thought were the best anime characters in the fandom. The following characters were voted to be the top 5 best girl and top 5 best guy anime character. Let's see what our fans handpicked as what they thought is the top 10 best characters. Remember this is the opinion of other anime fans and it can vary from person to person.
Female anime characters are one of the most popular and widely exploited characters in the geek subculture of anime. Here are the top 5 female characters picked by our viewers.
5. Elizabeth Liones
Elizabeth Liones is the Princess/Incarnation of the Goddess Clan in the Seven Deadly Sins series. She is known to be gentle and kind to others no matter the circumstances. Her heart of gold has won the hearts of many other characters in the series as well as the viewers. Not only does she possess great characteristics but she is also a powerful being who has reincarnated for centuries in different lifetimes. In her current life, she is one of the three princesses of the Kingdom of Liones, and maintains the power of the Goddess within. Her strength matches that of angels and yet maintains a humble attitude towards other.
4. Hinata Hyuga
Hinata Hyuga from the Naruto series is another popular anime girl. She is a powerful ninja descending from a family of superior ninjas, she is to be the next heir to the clan. In Naruto, we see her being a kind girl who struggles to find her place in her own clan and gain the respect she deserves. She is known to be a bit shy but also kind, and thus making her a lovable character. Hinata not only stole the hearts of the fans but also of the main character, Naruto, who became her husband.
3. Asuna Yuuki
Asuna Yuuki is one of the main protagonists in the Sword Art Online franchise. She comes from a wealthy family yet maintains a humble attitude as well as a respectable position among her other peers. Asuna is known to be brave and an excellent fighter in combat. These qualities are what makes her one of the superior fighters in the SAO games. To many fans, she resembles the strength of what girls aspire to be while maintaining inner and outer beauty.
2. Mikasa Ackerman
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan is a female soldier in the Survey Corps. She is the descendant of the Ackerman bloodline that was genetically enhanced to be warriors and greatly feared by the royal family. Obviously, she has that strength of a soldier and it is believed she is one of the most powerful soldiers in the Survey Corps, along with Levi Ackerman. She shares a deep bond with her adoptive brother, Eren Yeager, whom she dotes on and will do anything to protect him. This tough chick is not only a pretty face but also can kick some rear end.
1. Erza Scarlet
Erza Scarlet is one of the guild members of the Fairy Tail series. She is a strong mage known by the name of Titania. Her ability is utilizing Requip magic that allows her to transform her clothing into that of different fighting gears. Asides from being an incredible fighter and a fearless mage, she holds her guildmates close to her heart and will do anything to protect them. Growing up as an orphan with a traumatic past, she shares a deep bond with the Fairy Tail guild that accepted her as one of their own. She may come off as a tough intimidating woman, but she is also has a soft spot.
Let's not forget the top 5 male characters voted as one of the best.
5. L Lawliet
L Lawliet from the well-known Death Note series was ranked as number 5 in our list. This eccentric and genius investigator brings viewers an insight into crime drama in a different perspective. His personality may seem abnormal to many; however, there is more to him than meets the eye. From his obsession with sugary snacks to his high intellect, L is a captivating character that is not easily forgotten.
4. Edward Elric
Another character from a well-known series, Fullmetal Alchemist, makes it into the list. Edward is a state alchemist known that is known for his incredible alchemy. He may seem small in height; however, his bravery knows no limits as well his recklessness that constantly gets him into trouble. Ed charms his fans with his hilarious characteristics as well as his never-ending heroic acts and gentleness.
3. Levi Ackerman
Yet another character from Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan makes it into the list. Levi Ackerman is the squad leader in the Survey Corps and is widely known as humanity's strongest soldier. Once again don't let his short stature fool you, he is a tough rival and can take down almost any enemy. He may come off as a lone wolf, but he is rather fond of his comrades and takes necessary action to save his soldiers. With the strength of a hundred soldier, Levi has captured the hearts of many fans and continues to be a popular anime character.
2. Kaneki Ken
Kaneki Ken from the Tokyo Ghoul series is another heartthrob anime character. His storyline in the series has enthralled many as we see Kaneki being a normal human and transforming into a ghoul. What makes him stand out is his major transformation from an average teen boy into a skillful fighter in the ghoul world. Not only does his inner strength and physical change, but also his personality changes into a tougher and deadly persona.
1. Sebastian Michaelis
Sebastian Michaelis from the Black Butler franchise has earned the title of number 1 favorite male anime character. From his dashing devilish looks to his adoration for cats makes him one hell of a butler. He carries out the order of his master, Ciel, without fail and is a faithful servant to his master until the end. His fierce loyalty to Ciel and sadistic characteristics has enamored many fans.
That's out listing of top 10 most favored anime characters, as new anime/manga comes out perhaps new characters will make it to the top. 'Til then let's see what the anime culture brings to its fans.