Top Ten Best Anime Protagonists

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The Top Ten

1 Eren Jaeger - Shingeki no Kyojin Eren Jaeger - Shingeki no Kyojin

Eren is the most realistic. His reactions just show how much willpower he has and it makes the whole series better.

He is less stereotypical than others

Sie sin dass, Essen? Nein wir sind die Jaeger! Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan's Eren Jaeger started off as a young boy who wanted to see the outside world and discover the many different places in Earth. But one day, right before his very eyes, he watched as the walls- that protected humans from titans for a hundred years-were destroyed and titans walked in and began eating people. he saw right infront of him as his own mother was eaten by a titan. The survivors were evacuated to the inner walls and not long that the place had trouble because of food shortage. he swore to become a soldier and join the Recon Corps to slay every titan. A few years later, he joined the military with his foster sister, Mikasa and his childhood friend, Armin. After their training, he joined the Recon Corps. Mysteries begin to unfold when he remembers about the key in the basement which his father kept for a long time and when they discovered that Eren had unusual titan-transforming powers. Eren is ...more - AnotherOtakuGirl

2 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood 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.

I'm assuming many people here hasn't seen FMA Brotherhood. To make things fair, neither have I. While Eren Jaeger and Rin Okumura make for good protagonists, I know for a fact that Edward Elric might not make for a protagonist with a character seen a lot in real life, but he is truly a special and noble one. Watch the series to see why. - listotaku17

Eren's trash compared to this guy! - TheDarkOne_221b

3 Goku - Dragon Ball Goku - Dragon Ball 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.

He showed Vegeta and Frieza mercy! After all they did, all the people they killed, he gave them a second chance! Also, we watch him grow as a person, become a father, become a grandfather, and he saved the planet, what, more than 10 times? He even saved the entire GALAXY! Goku definitely would be at my number 1 favorite anime, no even character in anything.

Goku is the best

Inspiring, tough, creative, cheerful, happy, funny, kind, caring, pure-hearted, courageous, strong-willed, friendly, brave,… Simply epic. Goku is the best. He's number one! - Goku02

4 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.
5 Rin Okumura - Ao no Exorcist Rin Okumura - Ao no 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

Ever since he was a child, he had a stubborn personality and people started calling him a 'demon'. He was frustrated about this because he didn't want to believe it. After a few years, he found out that he is indeed a half-demon, the son of Satan. After Satan killed his foster father, Shiro Fujimoto, the strongest Paladin (highest-ranked Exorcist) of all time be killed right infront of his eyes, he swears to kill Satan and gain revenge. A certain Mephisto invites him to True cross Academy where he will be getting lessons on how to be an Exorcist. His powers as the son of Satan is sealed in a certain "Kurikara" sword. Rin can be lazy and funny at times. Okay dude, ALL THE TIME. that's why I like him so much. Not bad for a demon. - AnotherOtakuGirl

Rin is the best. He gets hated, feared and has to go through a lot of pain and he is still standing throughout it!

The best oddball ever

6 L Lawliet - Death Note L Lawliet - 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 .

Cute smile

7 Gon Freecs - Hunter x Hunter
8 Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
9 Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High Host Club Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High Host Club

She is really amazing. I love her way of hosting. She should be at least in top 5. I love her smile. She is so quite.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Love this show I love the moments when he gets motion sickness

He is amazing in all ways

12 Sadao Maou - The Devil Is A Part Timer Sadao Maou - The Devil Is A Part Timer

Yes, YES!

13 Okabe Rintarou - Steins;Gate

A lovable Chuunibyou character who literally crossed across time for the people he care, the lab members especially Kurisu and Mayuri.

14 Hibiki Kuze - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
15 Isana Yashiro - K-Project
16 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.
17 Nai - Karneval
18 Shinji Ikari - Evangelion Shinji Ikari - Evangelion

He’s the most realistic and relatable protagonist I’ve ever seen

19 Yuuta Togashi - Chuunibyou! Demo koi ga Shitai
20 Okazaki Tomoya - Clannad
21 Joseph Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Joseph Joestar is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki.

Joseph Joestar is an amazing character in Battle Tendency. Clumsy, but badass. Goofy, but hyper-intelligent. Comic, but sentimental (I cried at a certain part, and chances are you did too if your heart isn't made of stone). One of the most expressive characters you'll ever see, every moment he is on screen is endless entertainment.

Unlike most anime heroes, Joseph's fights are not won by brute strength. Instead, he takes down enemies massively stronger than him with ingenuity, mind games, and pure luck. The fact that his raw power is relatively modest (in terms of anime) also makes him a more relatable character, and you can almost put yourself in his shoes.

This guy pretty much single-handedly made Battle Tendency the best JJBA. Well, him and Speedwagon.

Respect.

22 Kenshin Himura - Rurouni Kenshin
23 Jonathan Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jonathan Joestar - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
24 Vash the Stampede - Trigun Vash the Stampede - Trigun Vash the Stampede, also simply referred as Vash, is the main protagonist and the titular character of Trigun, an anime and manga series created by Yasuhiro Nightow.
25 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.
26 Otonashi - Angel Beats!
27 Maka Albarn - Soul Eater Maka Albarn - Soul Eater Maka Albarn (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān) is a Scythe-Meister and the daughter of Spirit Albarn and his ex-wife. After witnessing her father cheating, she was inspired by her mother and she became determined to follow in her footsteps and became a Meister. Maka partnered up with the "Demon ...read more.
28 Chihaya Ayase - Chihayafuru Chihaya Ayase - Chihayafuru
29 Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
30 Shana - Shakugan no Shana Shana - Shakugan no Shana
31 Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
32 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Goku - Dragon Ball
2. L Lawliet - Death Note
3. Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood
Goku02
1. Eren Jaeger - Shingeki no Kyojin
2. Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
3. Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood
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1. Eren Jaeger - Shingeki no Kyojin
2. Rin Okumura - Ao no Exorcist
3. Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail
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