Best Anime / Manga Protagonists

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PROTAGONISTS ONLY!!! NO DEUTERAGONISTS OR TRITAGONISTS OR MINOR CHARACTERS!!!
That means : No Vegeta nor Gohan, no L, no Sasuke nor Sakura, no Killua nor Kurapika, no Rukia, no Asuna, no Zoro, no Gray nor Erza, no Sesshomaru,...
With series that have 2 protagonists -> accept both.
I.E. Both Natsu and Lucy are OK
Both Sora and Shiro count
Both Haru and Ellie count
Both InuYasha and Kagome count
...............................etc.........................................

The Top Ten

1 Son Goku - Dragon Ball Son Goku - Dragon Ball Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced in Dragon Ball chapter #1 Bulma and Son Goku, originally published in Japan's ...read more.

Of course! He inspired most of the other protagonists, or rather, their creators. Without him, Naruto, Ichigo, Luffy, Natsu… wouldn't have even existed! - Goku02

2 Edward Elric - Full Metal Alchemist Edward Elric - Full Metal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

He needs to be #1 or #2! He's the best character I've ever seen in anime. - TheDarkOne_221b

One of the most likeable protagonist ever.

#13? He should be #1! - listotaku17

3 Izuku Midoriya - Boku no Hero Academia Izuku Midoriya - Boku no Hero Academia
4 Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing ...read more.
5 Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Basically, becuase he has a clear purpose and works toward it helping everyone n his way, he grows up a lot.

6 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
7 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.

The most lovable one - smill

8 Yato - Noragami Yato - Noragami
9 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.

Ew no he's horrid

It's the roll Todd Haberkorn was born to play

10 Guts - Berserk Guts - Berserk

The Contenders

11 Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge - 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.
12 Gon Freecss - Hunter x Hunter Gon Freecss - Hunter x Hunter

Great character with a awesome determination! Deserved being in the top ten!

13 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.
14 Doraemon - Doraemon
15 Kirigaya Kazuto / Kirito - Sword Art Online Kirigaya Kazuto / Kirito - Sword Art Online Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
16 Sora - No Game No Life Sora - No Game No Life
17 Eren Yeager - Attack on Titan Eren Yeager - Attack on Titan Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.
18 Kaito Kuroba - Magic Kaito Kaito Kuroba - Magic Kaito
19 InuYasha - InuYasha
20 Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
21 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul
22 Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed ...read more.
23 Kira Yamato - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
24 Subaru Natsuki - Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
25 Haru Glory - Rave Master Haru Glory - Rave Master

I like him much better than I do Natsu. - Goku02

26 Shiro - No Game No Life Shiro - No Game No Life

Loli with superhuman intellect. - Goku02

27 Usagi Tsukino - Sailor Moon Usagi Tsukino - Sailor Moon
28 Kinomoto Sakura - Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto Sakura - Cardcaptor Sakura
29 Ai Enma - Hell Girl Ai Enma - Hell Girl
30 Rin Okumura Rin Okumura 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
31 Hei - Darker Than Black
32 Rintarou Okabe - Steins;Gate
33 Atsushi Nakajima - Bungou Stray Dogs Atsushi Nakajima - Bungou Stray Dogs
34 Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill Ryuko Matoi is the main protagonist of Japanese anime series 'Kill La Kill' produced by Studio Trigger. Ryuko Matoi is a highschool student who attends Honnouji Academy to find her father's murderer.
35 Gintoki Sakata - Gintama Gintoki Sakata - Gintama Gintoki Sakata is a fictional character in the manga and anime franchise Gin Tama created by Hideaki Sorachi.
36 Toriko - Toriko Toriko - Toriko
37 Lain Iwakura - Serial Experiments Lain
38 Haruhi Suzumiya - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character and female protagonist of the Haruhi Suzumiya series created by Nagaru Tanigawa.
39 Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.
40 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.
41 Ray - The Promised Neverland
42 Norman - The Promised Neverland
43 Emma - The Promised Neverland
44 Yukiteru Amano - Future Diary Yukiteru Amano - Future Diary

Yes finally people who agree - Animeme

45 Carol Reed - Crest of the Royal Family
46 Syaoran Li - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
47 Lelouch Vi Britannia - Code Geass 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.
48 Tohka Yatogami - Date a Live Tohka Yatogami - Date a Live
49 Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Case Closed / Detective Conan Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa - Case Closed / Detective Conan
50 Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Son Goku - Dragon Ball
2. Yato - Noragami
3. Kaito Kuroba - Magic Kaito
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1. Izuku Midoriya - Boku no Hero Academia
2. Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail
3. Son Goku - Dragon Ball
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