There have been quite a few anime characters who were able to leave some great impression on us.And here we have listed the top 25 male anime characters that we have come to remember over the years.
1.Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass)
Lelouch is one of the finest character we’ve ever come across.
He is smart, he is a good manipulator and an amazing planner. Lelouch was given the power of “Geass” by which he was able to control people just by looking at them in their eyes.
The way he utilized the geass says a lot about his character. He vowed to achieve a goal when he received the Geass and ended up doing so.
He had a power that could have helped him gain whatever he wanted but instead he decided to use it for the greater cause.
2.Itachi Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
Itachi Uchiha is easily one of the most captivating yet controversial character in anime history.
What he has done to his clan and family makes him a traitor and criminal to the eyes of a lot of people and yet you truly realize what a noble person he was when you come to know the actual motive behind his actions.
Is it humanly possible to go through what he has gone through? There are few characters that made me cry and Itachi Uchiha is obviously one of them.
Calm, intelligent and a talented shinobi, probably these three adjectives greatly sums up what Itachi is all about.
3.Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero)
Kiritsugu Emiya, cold blooded, noble, courageous and ill-fated these are some adjectives that can be used to describe Kiritsugu.
Kiritsugu was deprived from the love of his mother at a tender age. He was involved in a series of tragic incidents that includes his father and a woman who gave him shelter.
Kiritsugu was willing to kill people. If killing 5 people resulted in the saving of 50 he will do it. “You cannot save everyone” something he had to learn through sufferings and series of hardships.
Kiritsugu’s ideology and yet his realistic approach makes him an extremely humane character.
4.Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist/Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Roy Mustang is not the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise and yet he arguably is the most standout character of the series.
His dual personality is what makes him such an attractive and at the same time unique character.
He is goofy and always fools around but when it comes to achieving his goals his personality takes a 360 degree turn.
He also appears to be extremely caring to towards his close ones.
“It’s not in his nature to leave his comrades behind” “That guy is too soft this country will chew him alive” these two line from Hawkeye and Havoc is a clear indication that there is more to Mustang than what meets the eye
5.Toua Tokuchi (One outs)
Toua Tokuchi is the very definition of badass. An insane gambler, a genius tactician, a master manipulator, an amazing pitcher and a cold hearted person has run the show single handedly.
Plot wise and animation wise one outs is nothing special. Yet one outs is one of the top tier sports anime. Why? It’s because of Tokuchi.
He does not have a geass like Lelouch or a death note like Light yet he owned all his opponents and single handedly beaten other teams using his normal human powers.
Despite being a sports anime the prime attraction of one outs was the psychological battle all because of Tokuchi
Guts, the protagonist and one of the most underrated anime characters ever.
He is a demon slayer and a tragic hero. He makes mistakes and that’s what makes him such an intriguing character.
Because he is mistake prone it is really tough to predict what is going to happen next.
So here is another badass in this list. Gilgamesh is one of the pivotal characters of Fate/Zero.
Just like Mustang, Gilgamesh is not the protagonist yet he often outshone the protagonist. He is arrogant, he is cocky, he does not give you damn.
But can you blame him? Absolutely no. It is pretty natural to have that kind of attitude if you consider his powers and achievements.
8.Johan Liebert (Monster)
He looks pretty harmless right? WRONG! And now you’re dead.
He is labeled as the next Adolf Hitler and even the devil himself. His ability to manipulate and level of intelligence is stunning.
He also has an insane amount of self confidence. During his childhood his aim was to be the last man standing on the earth.
Just like how Tokuchi carried the show by himself, same can be said for Johan. However, unlike One outs, monster has a stunning plot.
9.Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate)
Alucard is the main character from the famous manga Hellsing and its anime adaptations.
Alucard is easily a contender for one of the strongest anime characters ever created.
Immortality, invulnerability, superhuman speed, telepathy, hypnosis and his powers just goes on and on.
To top it off he has got some wicked attitudes.
10.Light Yagami (Death Note)
One day he found a death note, a diary capable of killing anyone whose name is written on it as long as the writer has his face in his mind.
Light is smart, intelligent and a great manipulator. Just like Lelouch he was adamant in using the death note for the greater cause.
He is also responsible for treating us with one of the finest psychological battles in anime history.
Honestly, how many of you can admit that you did not enjoy Light vs L. Although he turned selfish and insane towards the end, if you have watched the anime you have to admit it was natural
11.Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
The self proclaimed mad scientist from Steins;Gate occupies the 11th spot.
It’s refreshing to see some eccentric characters as protagonist rather than those clichéd noble ones.
Okabe Rintarou is a scientist fixated on inventing a time machine however all he ever managed was to invent was some pieces of junk.
But don’t get the wrong impressing, he is smart and despite his eccentric and careless nature he really cares for those who are close to him.
Sesshomaru is the elder brother of Inuyasha and a full fledged demon.
Yes, after a little gap this is another badass in this list. He is calm, he is cold and powerfull as hell.
Although he started of as cruel and possessed great abhorrence towards the human race, he strangely grew affectionate to a human child.
Towards the end Sesshomaru became the possessor of only the 2nd pure Yokai sword and officially the strongest demon of Inuyasha universe.
12.Tatsumi Takeshi (Giant Killing)
Tatsumi Takeshi truly portrayed how important the role of manager in football is. He is eccentric yet he always finds a way to get his team out off tricky situations.
Despite having a great plot what turned Giant Killing from a great anime to a masterpiece is the charisma of Tatsumi.
This guy is one hell of a protagonist. Without a shadow of a doubt this guy is in the list of top favorite male anime characters of Senpai.
14.Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Probably the fastest demon in anime universe Hiei from the classic anime Yu Yu Hakusho takes the 14th spot on the List.
From his third eye, his sword skills and his dragon of darkness flame Hiei simply is a complete package and add to that his calmness and tsundere characteristics, you simply can’t overlook this sublime character.
15.Kakashi Hatake (Naruto Shippuden)
Kakashi is a prime example that Naruto Fillerpudden has a set of some great characters.
Kakashi is in one word is awesome. His laid back attitude but steely determination and his goofy nature makes him truly a fascinating character.
His amazing personality as well as his role in nurturing the young ones as a strong and reliable teacher has landed him a spot on Senpai’s top favorite male anime characters list.
16.Rider (Fate Zero)
While it may raise a few eyebrows but yes Rider finds himself in the 16th position.
Rider is without a doubt one of the most lovable characters I have ever come across. Alongside Gilgamesh and Kiritsugu, Rider is also a pivotal character of Fate Zero.
A personality filled with massive pride, confidence and truly a respectable ideology Rider is obviously a character deserving of absolutely every ounce of respect.
17.Hachiman Hikigaya (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
At number 17 is our loner and philosopher Mr. 8man. Hikigaya is an extremely exceptional character.
He is an asocial person with zero interest in making friends. He is socially awkward.
However, he is extremely strong mentality and his ideologies are the harsh realities of life that most people won’t want to admit.
A character like Hikigaya deserves more appreciation.
18.Kise Ryouta (Kuroko no Basuke)
Kise Ryouta is a member of the Generation of Miracles. However, unlike the other members his ability is to copy the technique of others.
He doesn’t possess any unique skill of his own. However, he can improvise other’s techniques and make them more effective than the orginal ones.
Outside the court he is a model, a lady’s man and a very soft spoken person and also a man who highly values Kuroko both as a player and as a person.
19.Ryosuke Takahashi (Initial D)
The racing genius from Initial D is in the 19th spot. He is calm, level headed and very theoretical compared to his hot headed and instinctive younger brother.
He is also the only one to be praised by the legend Bunta in the entire series.
He is easily a character that deserves each ounce of respect he gets and one of the most lovable characters of the classic racing anime, Initial D.
20.Ace Portgas D (One Piece)
Come on, if you think a list of top 25 cool male characters doesn’t have Ace in it you were sadly mistaken.
You can actually start a debate who is more noble and a better elder brother Ace or Itachi.
That’s gonna create a battlefield and the result will be a 50/50 draw. I mean how can you not like this guy.
21.Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Spike is the main character of Cowboy Bebop. His influence on the anime, his personality and his gunskill is just amazing.
With his utmost badassery he has forced his way into the 21st spot on Senpai’s favorite male anime characters list.
22.Vash The Stampede (Trigun)
Vash is our bona fide doughnut lover from Trigun. He is goofy, he is careless and an absolute nutjob.
But this guy is one hell of a gunman. His dark past also makes him one of the most intriguing character out there.
This guy is an amazing blader.
He is arrogant, cocky but like Hiei he is also a Tsundere. He will never admit that he actually cares for his teammates.
For fans who watched the anime at a young age, Kai could be the definition of awesome.
24.Madara Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
Madara is one of the most intriguing characters out there not too mention one of the strongest as hell.
Senpai firmly believes he is one of the biggest stars of the Naruto series and not unsurprisingly finds himself in the 24th position.
Even though he is a villain you cannot but be awed by this mountain like personality.
- Souma Yukihira (Shokugeki no Souma)
he Shokugeki no Souma anime and manga both have created a massive hype which is absolutely justified.
A big reason for this hype is the protagonist Souma. Despite being typical Shounen hero Souma still has a lot of uniqueness to offer.
He is cool, confident and skilled to say the least and his place in this list is highly justified, not to mention his attitude and his passion for what he does.
There are so many amazing male characters out there in the world of anime, who’s your favourite?