Top 25 Anime Good Guys of All Time

Anime has always given fans great characters to like, love, and even hate.  In this post, we’re talking about some of the best characters known in anime.  Note: this list isn’t in any particular order (though some are more favorable than others).


25. Guts (Berserk)

Berserk - Guts

Quote: “I’d rather fight for my life than live it.”

Abilities: Super strength, endurance, and durability

The man wields a giant freakin’ sword, wears cursed armor, and eats demons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  What more is there to say?


24. Lucy (Elfen Lied)

Elfen Lied - Lucy

Quotes: “You know who isn’t human?, You know who isn’t human?… PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Abilities: Can project Vectors (telekinetic invisible arms), infect human males with a virus that causes their children to be born Diclonius

She is the Queen Diclonius, an evolutionary offshoot of the human race.  She’s a pretty cool protagonists, given her homicidal personality.

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23. Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)

Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach

Quote: “Death and pain are just a small price to pay for the enjoyment of battle!”

Abilities: Supernatural strength, speed, durability, endurance, master swordsman, immense spiritual power

The current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13. He is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold the position.  Kenpachi is without a doubt the most fierce, most badass, most reckless warrior in Bleach.  He often uses his brute strength to kick all kinds of tail in battle, even while sustaining serious injuries which he merely shrugs off.

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22. Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Seto Kaiba

Quote: “I only care about the future. I trample on the past! It means nothing! Yugi! You are a creature of the past! I will destroy you and the past along with you! I will shine light down the bright corridors of my future. I will become the ‘King of Duelists’!

He is the majority shareholder and CEO of his own multi-national gaming company, KaibaCorp, and aims to become the world’s greatest player of Duel Monsters.  Although he is a complete douchbag he has definitely earned the his place as one of the best duelist in the world.


21. Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yu Yu Hakusho - Hiei

Quote: “Don’t worry fool, we’ve entered into an alliance and I’m not the type to break it. Of course, after we win the tournament I can’t guarantee anything.

Abilities: Supernatural speed, master swordsman, elemental resistance, psychic abilities, teleportation

If there was a character similar to Vegeta it would have to be Hiei.  He has all of the traits of a bad guy but becomes good over the course of the anime.

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20. Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

Fairy Tail - Laxus Dreyar

Quote: “I ain’t got a clue what your goal is, but I’ll hold you responsible for hurting my friends! My family is Fairy Tail! I will crush my family’s enemies!

Abilities: Lightning manipulation, enhances strength, durability, reflexes, endurance, immense magic power

He is the grandson of Fairy Tail’s Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, and the son of Raven Tail’s Master, Ivan Dreyar, he is an S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.  If there is one Mage that is totally badass in Fairy Tail, it is definitely Laxus.  Even though he comes off as cold, arrogant, and uncaring he is a deep character who undergoes strong character development.

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19. Zatch Bell (Zatch Bell!)

Zatch Bell - Zatch

Quote: “Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner Kiyo, but I’ve been busy all day. My favorite soap opera ran a special wedding episode.”

Abilities: lightning manipulation

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18. Ryoko Hakubi (Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo)

Tenchi Muyo - Ryoko

Quote: “I don’t care.  I just need to let out my anger right now!”

Abilities: self-sustenance, super strength and endurance, summon spirits, flight, teleport, doesn’t breathe, energy projection, form energy weapons, telepathy, telekinesis, regeneration, self-duplication, molecular manipulation

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17. Roger Smith (The Big O)

The Big O - Roger Smith

Quote: “No matter how human your piano playing sounds, you’re simply imitating us. That’s why no matter what you play, it has no effect on anyone and becomes pointless.”


16. Himura Kenshin (Ruruoni Kenshin)

Rurouni Kenshin - Himura Kenshin

Quote: “Whatever you lose, you’ll find it again, but what you throw away you’ll never get it back.”

Abilities: Enhances speed, agility, and reflexes, master swordsman


15. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Cowboy Bebop - Faye Valentine

Quote: “They say humans are social animals, they can’t live alone. But you can live pretty well by yourself. I tell ya…instead of feeling alone in a group, It’s better to have real solitude all by yourself.


14. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)

FairyTail - Erza Scarlet

Quote: “If you truly desire greatness, you must first know what makes you weak!”

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13. Krillin (DragonBall, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT, DragonBall Super)

DragonBall Z - Krillin

Quote: “That’s Krillin with two L’s and I do accept personal checks.”

Abilities: Super strength, speed, durability, ki manipulation, flight, energy projection

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12. Rin Asogi (Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne)

RIN Daughters of Mnemosyne - Rin Asogi

Quote: “I can’t promise you that good things will come to your life, but I do know that no one but you have the power to give meaning to your life in this world.”

Abilities: Immortality, regeneration, eidetic memory, enhanced adaptability, speed, strength, reflexes, senses, dexterity, flexibility, agility, durability, stamina, endurance, memory, balance, tolerance, self-control


11. Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Fullmetal Alchemist - Roy Mustang

Quote: “I’m not chasing you because I was commanded to. I’m doing it because I’m pissed.”

Abilities: fire generation

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10. Rock Lee (Naruto, Naruto: Shipudden)

Naruto - Rock Lee

Quote: “My motto is to be stronger than yesterday, if I have to I’ll be stronger than half a day ago, even a minute ago!”

Abilities: Super strength, super speed, super endurance

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9. Joey Wheeler (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Joey Wheeler

Quote: “I’m the Godfather of Games. Capsice?”


8. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)

Trigun - Vash the Stampede

Quote: “Doesn’t seem to matter how far I travel, my destiny is always followed by blood and gunsmoke. The result is always the same every time, mountains of death and debris.”

Abilities: superhuman agility, strength, reflexes, eyesight,intelligence, complete muscle control


7. Bulma (DragonBall, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT, DragonBall Super)

DragonBall Super - Bulma

Quote: “If I get my hand on that Dragonball, the first thing I’m going to do is throw it at Yamcha’s head!”

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6. Duo Maxwell (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Duo Maxwell

Quote: “I am the God of Death!”


5. Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yu Yu Hakusho - Yusuke Urameshi

Quote: “There are two things I hate: waiting and being rushed, and – whadda ya know – that’s all I’ve been doing lately.”

Abilities: supernatural strength, durability, stamina, speed, spiritual energy manipulation


4. Gene Starwind (Outlaw Star)

Outlaw Star - Gene Starwind

Quote: “Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you’re in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!”


3. Jubei Kibagami (Ninja Scroll, Ninja Scroll: The Series)

Jubei Kibagami - Ninja Scroll

Quote: “Gemma, where are you hiding? When I die, I’ll take you to Hell with me.”

Abilities: Enhances speed, agility, and reflexes, master swordsman


2. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach

Quote: “The difference in strength…what about it? Do you think I should give up just because you’re stronger than me? I’ve always known you were strong. Nothing I see now will change my mind.

Abilities: Supernatural strength, speed, durability, endurance, master swordsman, immense spiritual power

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 1. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

One Piece - Monkey D Luffy

Quote: “If you don’t risk your life, you can’t create a future. Right?”

Abilities: Super strength, speed, and durability, elasticity

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