Top 15 Most Popular Anime Characters of 2021

From historic, badass to stylish and relatable, 2021's top anime characters are a compilation of the best of anime with the finest of visual arts.

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If you are someone who can't say no to hours of binge-watching anime sessions then we know you've got your favorites. After all, there can't be an anime fan without his or her top anime character. But, if you want to know about the iconic personalities that made it big this year then you've arrived at the right space.

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Here is a list of the top 15 most popular anime characters of 2021 that you need to watch out for:

No. 1 Goku (Dragon Ball Z)

One of the celebrated anime of all time- Dragon Ball Z has been synonymous with its protagonist Goku. An iconic character of the animation industry, Goku is loved as one of the most potent warriors who aces in any kind of battle.

No. 2 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)

Naruto delves into an inspiring storyline that follows the life of a young, over-confident boy to an empowering Hokage of his village. Naruto is a type of protagonist who believed in his goals and decided to give all that he's got to protect his friends or the clan.

No. 3 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

Itachi from Naruto is the elder brother of Sasuke. He battles with a tough life and had to bring down his entire clan only to protect his younger brother. It's his commendable sacrifice that made the viewers rethink Itachi's place in Naruto. Apart from the sacrifice, Itachi has also given great fights in the series. It's his intriguing back-story and badass character that makes him a deserving contender of the list.

No. 4 Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)

The leader of team 7 stands cool under pressure but is immensely strong when it comes to action-packed fights. He is the one who passes on his wisdom to Naruto (the protagonist) and showcases battle-ready skills even in the most challenging climatic conditions.

No. 5 Saitama (One Punch Man)

Recognized as the soul of One Punch Man, Saitama is one of the most popular anime characters of the industry. The anime, however, is different from regular combat animations.

Saitama (the protagonist) after three long years of rigorous training is the strongest person around who is able to blow off any enemy. But, this immense power leaves Saitama hollow inside, and the series explores his emptiness and the will to achieve his goal.

No. 6 Isaac Netero (Hunter X Hunter)

Isaac Netero from Hunter X Hunter was the chairman of the Hunter Association who emerges as a potent martial arts anime character. He devoted himself to training that would end him, but Netero successfully gained incompressible strength and speed.

No. 7 Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

Ichigo Kurosaki from bleach is a Shinigami whose swordsmanship and strength aid him in battling out with reality-bending gods and deities while giving him the power of the ones that he defeats. It's his energy slashes and versatile ability to adapt with almost any opponent that makes them the craze of Bleach.

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No. 8 Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)

Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul ends up transforming into a half Ghoul, a spooky-looking guy with enormous powers. After training his body, he ends up destroying cities and gains the ability to command monsters and beasts to transform others into Ghouls. He acquired his superhuman power only by consuming human flesh and coffee. Also, Ken can regenerate different parts of the body on his own, making him an unbeatable fighter.

No. 9 Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Son of the demon king, Meliodas posses monstrous strength and has the ability to defeat any magic. He stands to be a powerful anime character of The Seven Deadly Sins. While one might be deceived by his cute appearance and small stature, yet he is the powerhouse of strength that would tarnish opponents in no time.

No. 10 Rokurouta Sakuragi (Rainbow)

Rokurouta Sakuragi from Rainbow is a rare character who combines angelic vibes in a badass style. When he went to the prison, the people surrounding him were complete strangers but within a span of day he gained their trust, was able to protect them and do so much more!

No. 11 Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Roy Mustang From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the name says it all. He is one of the highest-rated anime characters in existence, and no wonder Roy is the type of guy that anime lovers would want to watch. The alchemy that he depicts is utterly badass and most of his fights go down to history.

No. 12 Angelo Lagusa (91 Days)

If you are an anime fan who simply can't get enough revenge stories then the name Angelo Lagusa would surely be close to your heart. Born to a monster Angelo is a guy with a cool temperament and striking deductive skills.

No. 13 Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

One simply can't escape the charm of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. He might seem like a different person as opposed to what he does when there's work on hand. He remains to be a staple for anime watchers, and his fighting styles are more than just paying homage to Bruce Lee.

No. 14 Light Yagami (Death Note)

Light Yagami, a great character who would be burned into ashes if he had to fight with any other anime character on the list. But, wait, you know that he ain't has to fight them directly, it's the Death Note that's all he needs. A genius intellect on his mission to achieve a sense of justice with a new world, Light ends up committing countless murders and defeats almost anyone who tries to come in between him and his ultimate goal.

No. 15 Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Narrating complex characters has been the motto of animations, and Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass exemplifies it in a beautiful way. The character landed up in line to becoming the 17th prince, but later the throne was renounced after the death of his sister and the assassination of his mother.

Key Takeaways from This Episode

Ensured characters meet with the essence of the storyline of anime.

Have added a unique and fresh component to their style.

Brought simultaneous changes, as the character grew with the story.

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