Another 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. Yoh Asakura (Shaman King)

Shaman King - Yoh Asakura

Quotes: “There is no sense in worrying about something you cannot control, so why bother?”

Abilities: shamanism


24. Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Fullmetal Alchemist - Alphonse Elric

Quote: “Human kind can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange.”

Abilities: alchemy, enhanced strength, durability


23. Kintarou Ooe (Golden Boy)

Golden Boy - Kintaro Oe

Quote: “Today, I may be a weak little bug that gets tossed in the wind, washed away by the currents, and drowns, but tomorrow, I may become the butterfly that spreads its colossal wings and flies the open skies!”


22. Junpei Ryuzouji (Those Who Hunt Elves)

Those Who Hunt Elves - Junpei Ryuzouji

Quote: n/a

Abilities: master martial artist


21. Risty (Queen’s Blade)

Queen's Blade - Risty

Quote: “I’m not a thief.  I’m the Benevolent Bandit of the Wild!”


20. Satellizer el Bridget (Freezing)

Freezing - Satellizer el Bridget

Quote: “Even though I can’t stand it when people touch me… You seem to be the only one… That’s ok…”

Abilities: While utilizing her Stigmata, she gains super strength, speed, and durability.  She is also a highly skilled swordsman.

A second-year student at West Genetics, she is a highly skilled Pandora who is known as the Untouchable Queen for her ruthlessness in combat.  Despite the tons of characters, Satellizer is the only standout character with any personality and an interesting background.  She is easily the only reason to even watch this anime.


19. Mugen (Samurai Champloo)

Samurai Champloo - Mugen

Quotes: “Don’t live your life making up excuses. The one making your choices is yourself!”

Abilities: Master swordsman, enhanced speed and agility.


18. Inner Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire)

Rosario + Vampire - Moka Akashiya

Quote: “Know your place!

Abilities: super strength, speed, and durability, the ability infecting others with vampirism.

The dark but true side of Moka Akashiya, she is mostly an anti-heroine, she is not without her fair share of villainous moments. Leagues better than her nicer personality, this Moka kicks all kinds of tail.  Literally.


17. Sanji (One Piece)

One Piece - Sanji

Quote: “Men who can’t wipe away the tears from a women’s eyes, aren’t real men.”

Abilities: Super strength, durability, agility, and speed

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16. Iki Hiyori (Noragami)

Noragami - Iki Hiyori

Quote: n/a

Abilities: astral projection, enhanced strength, speed, and agility (in her half-ayakashi form)


15. Heero Yuy (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Heero Yuy

Quote: “Peace is nothing but a result of war.”


14. Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)

Ghost in the Shell - Motoko Kusanagi

Quote: “If a technological feat is possible, man will do it. Almost as if it’s wired into the core of our being.”


13. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

Quote: “In a battle, the ones who get in the way are not the ones that lack power, but the ones that lack resolve.”

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

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12. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

Cowboy Bebop - Spike Spiegel

Quote: “I love a woman who can kick my ass.”

Abilities: expert marksman, enhanced reflexes


11. Date Masamune (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings)

Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings - Date Masamune

Quote: “None shall stand against the might of the Dragon!”

Abilities: master swordsman, lightning manipulation

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10. Kakashi Hatake (Naruto, Naruto Shipudden)

Naruto - Kakashi Hatake

Quote: “If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That`s what I believe…”

Abilities: chi manipulation, lightning manipulation, ability mimicry, enhanced strength, speed, durability, reflexes, elemental manipulation


9. Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Fullmetal Alchemist - Maes Hughes

Quote: “I will do anything it takes to be the man she loves. I will survive this war. And when I return home, I will swallow every horrible thing I’ve done here, and I will smile when I’m with her. I swear on my life.”

Abilities: enhanced reflexes


8. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Attack on Titan - Mikasa Ackerman

Quote: “I am strong. Stronger than all of you. Extremely strong. I can kill all the titans out there. Even if I am alone.”

Abilities: n/a


7. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)

One Piece - Monkey D Ace

Quote: “I don’t wanna live a thousand years. If I just live through today, that’ll be enough.”

Abilities: fire manipulation

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6. Arsene Lupin III (Lupin the Third)

Lupin the Third - Arsene Lupin III

Quote: “This is a treasure for all mankind. Too big for my pocket, anyway.”

Abilities: master thief


5. Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)

Attack on Titan - Eren Yeager

Quote: “What is the point if those with the means and power do not fight?”

Abilities: Titan shifting


4. Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

Sailor Moon - Usagi Tsukino

Quote: “I am Sailor Moon, the pretty solider of justice. In the name of the moon I will punish you!”

Abilities: energy projection, flight, healing


3. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Fullmetal Alchemist - Edward Elric

Quote: “The cycle of life goes only one direction, not even alchemy can change that.”

Abilities: alchemy


2. Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

Fairy Tail - Natsu Dragneel

Quote: “We know our weakness. Now what will we do? We’ll get stronger! We’ll get up and fight!”

Abilities: fire manipulation

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 1. Goku (DragonBall, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT, DragonBall Super)

DragonBall Z - Goku

Quote: “I am the hope of the Universe. I am the answer to all living things who cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth… ally to good, nightmare to you.”

Abilities: ki manipulation, superhuman strength, durability, speed, flight, energy projection, teleportation, super mode, energy absorption, reactive adaptation

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