Top Ten Anime Characters That Deserve to Be Respected the Most

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Based on ModernSpongeBobSucks' Top Ten Anime Characters That Deserve to Be Hated the Most, I made one about respecting the anime characters. There may be varied competition between several anime characters.

The Top Ten

1 Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

Not only one of the most iconic anime characters, but one of the most iconic FICTIONAL characters ever created. Definitely a well written character.

See you space cowboy... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

You're gonna carry that weight

I can't decide between Spike and Riza. They both are so brace, fearless, and loyal to a fault. But I love Spike's backstory too much, it gave his character so much depth and respect

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2 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa.
3 Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist
4 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

Without him, today's whole shounen genre would't be like this, or worse, wouldn't have even existed. Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Black Cat,... wouldn't for sure ( as they were all inspired by DBZ and Goku ), and they're some of the most popular nowadays. - Goku02

He deserved it

When he starts caring for his family like a real man and not ditch them whenever someone better to fight comes along, then he'll get my respect. He also needs to stop complaining about having to provide for his family. Such an idiot.

5 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest ...read more.
6 Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

I wish He had more fighting time. Only 3 times he Really let loose and in ALL of them there was something holding him back, enemy too weak/hurt. Every time he fighting with fire he steals the seen Lust, Envy, Army Its always memorable, and the main character always teases him for being "too weak" - HydroTail

He never wanted to take part in the Ishval war. His regret and dedication to make the world better again really makes him admirable.

Brilliant man with a plan

He looks badass.-LitSavage

7 Saber - Fate/Stay Night Saber - Fate/Stay Night Saber is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She is the the Saber-class Servant of Kiritsugu Emiya during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero and the Saber-class Servant of Shirou ...read more.
8 Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.
9 Akame - Akame ga Kill Akame - Akame ga Kill

While she did kill, she didn't kill the innocent and only killed those who deserved to die, well, after joining Night Raid. She even realizes she would eventually get punished for her murders. - SelfDestruct

Akame is one of the best female she deserve to be number 1

Akame was doing the right thing

Great; not only has the legacy of my list gone to anime characters, T.V. shows, and video games, my former least favorite user is flipping the switch. Meh, I don't own it, just I started it. - WonkeyDude98

10 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Tatsuya Shiba - The Irregular At Magic High School
12 Jotaro Kujo - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Kujo - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Kujo is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki and is the delinquent protagonist of Stardust Crusaders .

Whoa... that image of Jotaro Kujo is so badass. I think this is your best image yet, @SelfDestruct! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

13 Shiroe - Log Horizon Shiroe - Log Horizon
14 Lenka Utsugi - God Eater Lenka Utsugi - God Eater
15 Roronoa Zoro Roronoa Zoro Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Overrated. He's only about getting stronger and tend to be too harsh and disreguard others. He rarely helps or saves people compared to other members of the crew. I don't think you're more worthy of respect because you frown a lot and try to act cool.

16 Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass

Watch the ending of Code Geass, then you'll understand why he is one of the best anime characters ever.

Even though he sacrificed himself, there is no reviving the dead, in which he caused so many people to die. - SelfDestruct

Who in the right mind would add a terrorist like him in the list? No wonder Charles zi Brittania, his own father, hated him! - SelfDestruct

17 Saitama - One Punch Man Saitama - One Punch Man Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.
18 L - Death Note L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
19 Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass Suzaku Kururugi is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
20 Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto deserves more respect than Sasuke - TwilightKitsune

Even though I don't watch Naruto, I gotta say. The dude deserves respect. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

21 Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato. He's known for being the son of satan and trying to kill him. He is the main Protagonist in Blue Exorcist. His notable feature is the blue sword in which he draws when in trouble
22 Makoto Naegi - Danganronpa Makoto Naegi - Danganronpa

Why is he so low? He gave everyone Hope

He's just too pure and too cute..

NAEGI-KUN NEEDS PROPER HOPE! PURE CHILD! CINNAMON ROLL! TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD!

23 Levi Ackerman - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".
24 Kamina - Gurren Lagann Kamina - Gurren Lagann Kamina is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

I won't say much since SelfDestruct probably doesn't like him. The only thing I will say is that Kamina is the true definition of a man! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

To be honest, it wasn't the characters that pissed me off about Gurren Lagann. - SelfDestruct

25 Shu Ouma - Guilty Crown Shu Ouma - Guilty Crown
26 Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
27 Meruem - Hunter x Hunter Meruem - Hunter x Hunter
28 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. ...read more.
29 Izuku Midoriya - My Hero Academia Izuku Midoriya - My Hero Academia
30 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

How is he not on this list? He's the character who deserves the most respect of all! When you realize why he killed the entire Uchiha clan, you'll respect in a heartbeat.

WHY IS HE SO LOW?

31 Tatsumi - Akame ga Kill Tatsumi - Akame ga Kill

From being one of the weakest of Night Raid to being one of the strongest. Tatsumi seriously deserves some respect here. - SelfDestruct

32 Shinji Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion Shinji Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion
33 Kiritsugu Emiya - Fate/Zero Kiritsugu Emiya - Fate/Zero Kiritsugu Emiya is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. He is only mentioned and seen in flashbacks in Fate/stay Night, but is one of the main protagonists of Fate/Zero.

Only Fate/zero because he is only badass there and in Fate/Stay Night and Unlimited Blade Works, he is deceased - SelfDestruct

34 Alphonse Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood Alphonse Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood Alphonse Elric, commonly called Al, is a fictional character in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
35 Gon Freecss - Hunter x Hunter Gon Freecss - Hunter x Hunter

Loved him in his rage against Neferpitou. - SelfDestruct

36 Wamuu - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Not only was this guy a powerful badass, but he also knew how to honor those he viewed as strong fighters. - SoulEater8

37 Akatsuki - Log Horizon Akatsuki - Log Horizon
38 Cana Alberona - Fairy Tail Cana Alberona - Fairy Tail
39 Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter

Damn it! I forgot this guy! Now I remember this assassin. He is pretty good in his godspeed mode (it's probably called that). - SelfDestruct

Just watch Hunter x Hunter.

There's so much traits of this boy that just compels you to adore him.
And for all that he has been through for his age and YET prioritises Alluka & Gon, I have so much respect for him.

40 Yami Yugi - Yu-Gi-Oh! Yami Yugi - Yu-Gi-Oh!
41 Chelsea - Akame Ga Kill Chelsea - Akame Ga Kill

She's so beautiful and deserves to be treated better! - NaruHinaBlaze1

42 Ken Washio - Gatchaman
43 Naotsugu - Log Horizon Naotsugu - Log Horizon
44 Crow - Deadman Wonderland

"Only frustrated adults and naive kids believe themselves to be special." - Senji Kiyomasa - ModernSpongeBobSucks

45 Migi - Parasyte

He is the one who did most of the fighting to save Earth. - SelfDestruct

46 Mard Geer - Fairy Tail Mard Geer - Fairy Tail

Oh really? Cana managed to get Fairy Tail Team B in second place, and was the only one who could break Mavis out of the crystal. She was also helpful by turning the guild members into cards before Elfman blew up the guild. I like Mard Geer as a villian, but Zeref made him disappear like he was nothing.

Seriously, how is Cana in this list and Mard Geer not. Mard Geer is a total badass. Cana on the other hand is useless beyond belief. - SelfDestruct

47 Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero Irisviel von Einzbern is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. She acts as the proxy master of Saber in Fate/Zero. She is the mother of Illyasviel von Einzbern and is married to Kiritsugu ...read more.

At first, I thought she was just going to be a useless homunculus female damsel in distress for most of the anime, but her will to fight along with Saber and Kiritsugu even if it meant costing her life proved me wrong. She made a great proxy master for Saber and she really cared a lot about her husband Kiritsugu and her daughter Illyasviel. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

48 Rei Ryugazaki - Free!

He gave up his spot in the medley relay just so things can be settled with Rin and everyone else. He was essentially an outcast from the swim team and the track team. But instead of quitting or complaining about it, he worked his guts out to catch up with his teammates. He even learned how to do all the strokes just for friends, and that is what earns him my respect.

49 Kyon - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
50 Lubbock Lubbock Lubbock was born into a rich family and could basically have whatever he wanted. However, instead he fakes his own death to join up with the notorious rebellion known as Night Raid. He's accepted into the group and given the imperials arms, Cross Tails. Cross tails is an incredibly strong string wrapped ...read more.

My favourite anime character. He was the most relatable character and his weapon was awesome. - ArtyLily

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1. Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
2. Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
3. Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist
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1. Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan
2. Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist
3. Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist
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1. Roronoa Zoro
2. Saitama - One Punch Man
3. Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
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