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S1 - He's angry.
S2 - He's betrayed.
S3 - He's lost.
S4 - He's a MONSTER.
and his name is.. Eren Jaeger.
Simply being one of the best characters of all time, Eren tops the Shingeki no Kyojin cast, along many other Anime characters, with his superb character development. He might as well be in the top 10 Anime characters in history, but does he deserve it? Indeed.
Isayama-Sensei knew what he was doing with his character. He made every single one of us think he's just a generic, shonen MC with no unique traits, and later reveals us a masterpiece. Eren is not generic, he's special, since the day he was born. From an angry and whiny wimp who cried for his mother's death, he developed into a mature person who knows how the world evolves around him. You might think he has similar goals to other protagonists, but you're mistaken, and I'll tell you exactly why.
Other shonen protagonists: I hate how this world has become, I'll change it!
Eren Jaeger: This world has ...more
Eren's True Goal
1. I hate titans.
2. I'll kill all the titans.
3. I'll save humanity.
4. I'll kill the Smiling Titan.
5. I'll kill the Colossal Titan
1. I hate Counter-Yeagerist.
2. I'll eat all the titan shifters.
3. I'll destroy humanity.
4. I killed Carla Yeager
5. I saved Bertolt Hoover
Went from angry shounen boi who gets powers, to realizing he wasn't that special. From there, he grows and grows more mature and eventually, in the world where good and bad are not defined, he becomes a monster that you really can't blame him for becoming. Masterful character, I don't think anyone can top him.
Great Protagonist. His character development from S1 - S4 has been superb. Has one of the greatest character development in anime history. His hair in S4 has made my Day :). Turned from a hot headed wannabe, to a psychopathic, reckless tyrant. Will do anything to annihilate the city Marley and get revenge for his mother.
Best character of all time in my opinion, he is a smart shounen anime protagonist unlike most other shounen protagonist. What I like about him in both FMA series is how he would sacrifice everything just to getbhis brother's body back. In FMA03 one of the most emotional scene is when Ed sacrifice himself to get his brother back but in expense of him going to the other side of the gate, probably wouldn't meet his brother again. But, that scene is really heartbreaking because at the end we never see a happy ending with two brothers meeting each other again with their wish became granted.
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.
The GOAT. FMA had the perfect style, FMAB had the perfect plot. Fun fact: Ed's door of truth is the 10 sephiroth. Took me 20yrs to find and understand that, but my lazy quest finally found success.
Edward Elric is one of the best. This anime is the best I've seen and he's such a great protagonist.
Now L is my favorite anime character ever but he's not a protagonist light is the main character therefore he is the protagonist l is the antagonist
His sense of justice is so twisted and at the same time interesting. His way of talking and living is interesting and his past is a very weird one.
Needs to get some sleep. Mans need therapy as well, I mean have you seen how he sits on a chair? No manners Fam
Loved him in dragon Ball. Love him even more in DBZ. My favourite progranist in anime. Love his personality and dedication to get stronger. Love the eating moments the most.
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.
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!
The original anime superman. Every shonen hero since is an imitation.
Easily the best character here. His character development is top notch, and his character arc ties up so perfectly at the end of the show.
A tactical genius, idealist, hero, villain, maniac, big brother, king, demon.
All rolled into one.
What's not to like?
Protagonist? Antagonist? I don't know about all that, except for the fact that he's very well written.
Just watch code geass. This man is easily the best anime protagonist all time.
One word: Psychopath. Mans on another level. His genius is on par with Tony Stank. Mans is so evil after touching da note book. Kira has taken over light and Light is no longer with us anymore.
He was actually making the world a better place, by reducing the crime rates by 70%. He is an end justify the means type of character.
Doesn't have the best physical shape but never underestimate his brains
I love this boi so much. He's different from most shonen protagonists, in how he's not necessarily good, and he actually has many qualities other than "he's a smol bean" *cough* Deku *cough*
Freak of nature
Badass through and through.
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.
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
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.
Naruto is a great protagonist. His character development has been great, as he has shown to mature as the series progress. He has finally achieved his dreams if being a hokage, but has not turned out the way he has envisioned it. Love him so much
He is the most inspirational protagonist amongst all anime characters.
Should be higher he is one of the best protagonist in all of anime
My favourite character is naruto means what to say he is so awesome
Where to start.. Luffy is literally the best. He makes you feel so many different emotions. He isn't a hero or anything, cause he has his own wishes and life. But this boy is literally the most dependable one can be.
Never seen the anime, but I don't like it anyway. not interested in a guy who is called a monkey and acts like a fxcking monkey. Might as well call him the next Optimus Primal
Love him! He is funny and so awesome
Deku is a great character. Yes, he may come across as a wimp who cries a lot, but has matured a lot and now learns the responsibilities of his quirk. He has shown to get stronger as the series goes and will succeed his goal in being the next NO.1 Hero
I can't believe Eren Jaeger got more votes than this fluffy little otaku. Midoriya needs all the hugs and is surprisingly nuanced and interesting for a protagonist who's generally a very nice guy already. I love his growth and how he makes others around him grow.
Mah boi Izuku needs some representation on this list. I'm biased because he reminds me of myself to a T but isn't that the sign of your favorite protagonist? I don't know. I just wanted to represent my favorite green headed boy.
I love midoriya as a character. A socially awkward, quirkless teen that gets bullied almost his whole life because of his shortcomings but he meets someone who gives him powers so now he can fulfill his lifes dream. Amazing character and plot. 10/10
What can I say? This guy is hilarious. Mans has had his brain cells clapped the day he was born. Dusty Yute. His humour was fantastic in but, but decreased a lot in SC. Missed his humour before, but is still a funny protagonist and has his moments. My second favourite JOJO in JOJO BA
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.
Hilarious dude. My 2nd favorite Jojo apart from Johnny.
I know what you're going to say next: "Why isn't Joesph higher on this list? "
A lovable Chuunibyou character who literally crossed across time for the people he care, the lab members especially Kurisu and Mayuri.
Love this show I love the moments when he gets motion sickness
Shinji, please get in the giant robot.
He's the most realistic and relatable protagonist I've ever seen
I knew he was gonna make the list but why so low? (Literally placed lower the deku) You can't just compare legends to new gens yes they may be goated but overall old gens are better
Goku with a brain and personality and motivation beyond enjoying a challenge. Ichigo is a gentleman and a badass.
Gotta catch em all! Or at least gotta catch Pikachu, Charizard, Greeninja, Lucario, Infernape, and Sceptile for the win.
He is the funniest protagonist of all time!