After having a conversation with MontyPython over what anime characters we would want to enroll in the US Army, I decided to make a list about anime characters you would want to enroll in the military. Feel free to add any other suggestions if you'd like!
1 Esdeath - Akame ga Kill!
General Esdeath (simply known as Esdeath) is the secondary antagonist of the manga, Akame Ga Kill!, and the 2014 anime adaptation of the same name.
Move over, Princess Elsa. General Esdeath has true ice powers. Considered to be the strongest soldier in the Empire's army, her Demon's Extract is definitely a formidable Imperial Arms. She can create large icicles, freeze people to death, and her trump card even allows her to freeze time! And her swordsmanship with a rapier shows her she is also physically adept at combat as well. Big bust ain't the only thing the woman has to offer! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
2 Erwin Smith - Attack on Titan
Erwin Smith 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.
Erwin Smith is a commander of the Scout Regiment. With his good leadership and confidence, he would make for a great position as a commander of an army regiment in an Army. This guy was literally the person who recruited Levi in the first place. Without Erwin's determination and serious nature, the Scout Regiment wouldn't be standing as it is now. I would definitely like to have him in the US Army. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
3 Najenda - Akame ga Kill!
4 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
This female cyborg defies all female tropes in anime. Major Motoko Kusanagi is one heck of a badass and is smart, strong, and good at deduction and hacking! America could sure use her right now! She's got skills with guns and has strong will, an essential part of being useful to the army. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
5 Kamina - Tengen Toppa 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.
Just who the hell do you think Kamina is? Kamina is the mighty badass leader of Team Gurren! With his bravado of his and his ability to boost morale and confidence even in the least manly of men such as Simon, Kamina is just the man you need to lead your army to victory. This dude is the definition of fighting spirit! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
6 Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist
Riza Hawkeye is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
Just like Motoko Kusanagi, Lieutenant Hawkeye is one of those rare female anime characters that aren't meant for stereotypes and can sure kick some butt. Even as the bodyguard of Roy Mustang, Riza is an excellent sharpshooter and firearms specialist. It would be best for her to be the subordinate of any high-ranking position in the army worthy of her. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
7 Alucard - Hellsing
Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.
Alucard: Good work, soldiers. Now, good night.
Do I even need to explain? Alucard is a badass vampire of the Hellsing organization who works to eliminate supernatural forces of the dark at night. With good marksmanship with his.454 Casull and Jackal and abilities far beyond that of an ordinary vampire including regeneration, superhuman athleticism, and level releases, Alucard could eliminate the entire ISIS militia within less than 10 minutes! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
8 Sinon - Sword Art Online
Shino Asada is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
One of the best snipers in anime I have ever seen. Sinon's vision is literally double that of the average human being and can keep her cool in the heat of battle. Whether it's sniping or archery, her marksmanship is nothing to underestimate. Would be perfect for sniping vehicles and tanks harboring terrorists with her PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II anti-material rifle. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Why this idiot - AnimeAmerica
9 Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
Also known as the Wretched Egg, Shiro could go from a happy-go-lucky albino girl to your worst nightmare ever. Possessing the Original Sin as her Branch of Sin, Shiro can regenerate, fly, and manipulate whips of blood to tear enemy soldiers to pieces on the spot! Not to mention she was able to cause a great earthquake that sunk most of Japan as she was trying to use her full power! I think if America treats her just fine, we'll be okay and she could help take out ISIS. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
10 Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass
Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
All hail Lelouch! Not only is he a good leader, but he can also pilot a mecha, use his Geass to hypnotize people into his command, and could even defy the power of God! I'm not sure Light Yagami comes close to that! Lelouch would be a great asset to the US Army if he existed in real life. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
11 Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood)
Olivier Mira Armstrong is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
She's great leader with a great sense of military. - Tia-Harribel
12 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.
13 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".
Now that you think about it, let's get the entire cast of Attack on Titan onto this list. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The most badass I have ever seen
14 Mavis Vermilion - Fairy Tail
She'll be sure to lead the army into victory every time.
She's called the Fairy Tactician for a reason.
15 Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist
Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
Just watch out when he says my most favorite Roy Mustang one-liner of all time! "SHE CALLS ME A... CUTIE PRETTY LOVELY SEXY HUNKY MANLY ROY! " - Roy Mustang - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Him beating down Envy to near death. Enough said. - SelfDestruct
16 Misato Katsuragi - Evangelion
Misato Katsuragi is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax.
17 Ira Gamagori - Kill la Kill
Screw Donald Trump. Who needs a stronger military when you have the person that literally goes by the name of Satsuki's "Impenetrable Shield"? A blatant masochist and a man who shows loyalty to no end, Shackle Regalia could let him take out an entire terrorist group without a scratch! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
18 Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass
Suzaku Kururugi is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
19 Kallen Stadtfeld / Kõzuki - Code Geass
20 Leone - Akame ga Kill!
21 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 .
22 Genos - One Punch Man
23 Kiritsugu Emiya - Fate/Stay Night
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.
I always thought Kiritsugu Emiya looked KIND of like Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
24 Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Homura Akemi is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.
25 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail
Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail. Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her Nakama's calls that they want help. ...read more.
26 Archer - Fate/Stay Night
Archer is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. He is the Archer-class servant of Rin Tohsaka during the Fifth Holy Grail War in Fate/stay night.
27 Lenka Utsugi - God Eater
28 Lubbock - Akame ga Kill!
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.
29 Kurome - Akame ga Kill!
30 Launch - Dragon Ball
Launch is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
31 Leila Malcal - Code Geass
Leila Malcal is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
32 Akito Hyuga - Code Geass
Akito Hyuga is a fictional character in the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
33 Kirito - Sword Art Online
Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
34 Asuna - Sword Art Online
35 Serena - Pokemon
Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.
This would be perfect for getting her hair dirty at boot camp. Not to mention enemy soldiers would easily spot her and shoot her right on the spot! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I added this as a joke.
36 Lancer - Fate/Stay Night
Lancer is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. Lancer can refer to two different Lancer-class servants: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne from Fate/Zero and Cú Chulainn from Fate/stay night.
37 Berserker - Fate/Stay Night
Berserker is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. Berserker can refer to two different Berserker-class servants: Lancelot from Fate/Zero and Heracles from Fate/stay night.
38 Rider - Fate/Stay Night
Rider is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. Rider can refer to two different Rider-class servants: Iskandar from Fate/Zero and Medusa from Fate/stay night.
39 Assassin - Fate/Stay Night
40 Caster - Fate/Stay Night
Caster is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. Caster can refer to two different Caster-class servants: Gilles de Rais from Fate/Zero and Medea from Fate/stay night.
41 True Assassin - Fate/Stay Night
42 Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night
Gilgamesh is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. He is the Archer-class servant of Tokiomi Tohsaka and a secondary antagonist during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero. He reprises his role as a secondary antagonist during the Fifth ...read more.
43 Soma Schicksal - God Eater
44 Lindow Amamiya - God Eater
45 Sakuya Tachibana - God Eater
46 Alisa Ilinichina Amiella - God Eater
Just hope she won't suffer another mental breakdown. - SelfDestruct
47 Kota Fujiki - God Eater
48 Licca Kusunoki - God Eater
49 Paylor Sakaki - God Eater
50 Tsubaki Amamiya - God Eater