Best Anime Heroes

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The Top Ten

1 Goku - Dragonball Z Goku - Dragonball Z Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

Goku isn't the best hero because he's the most powerful. He's not the best hero because he's fought some of the best villains. He's not the best hero because he lives in an awesome world. He's not the best hero because he can save the world from anything. No, Goku is the best anime hero because of the person he is. The ideals he shows, the personality he exemplifies. He's not perfect. He's always gone, is kind of a bad father, and is a pretty big idiot. But I'm glad for it; if he were perfect, then he wouldn't be realistic. He wouldn't be fun to watch. As it is, he's been beaten before, and completely overwhelmed by opponents, but that's not the point he makes. The point is that he doesn't give up. He works hard to make it to his goals, to break his limits, allowing him to become more than was required. He never took the easy way out with accomplishing this, though; he always worked, always trained, always did the most he possibly could to reach the heights he needed to reach. He is ...more

Okay. It's pretty obvious that Goku is at the top. To be honest, this order of heroes is perfect because Goku, Naruto, Ichigo, and Luffy honestly make the best ' heroes team the world could ask for. Plus, Goku is the stronger one and more powerful, followed by Ichigo, Naruto, and I do not know where Luffy's place would really be because I haven't seen ALL of one piece but he definitely belongs in the top 4. But Goku doesn't even need to be involved because once he is, leave it to him by himself to handle any situation no matter how bad it is. He has the others to fight alongside him if needed. Go J-stars victory Vs heroes!

Not even Madaras cheap shringan can hurt 1 cell on goku. He would have no idea how to bind goku in an illusion because basically, ninja stars can't pierce him, fire can't burn him, chains can't hold him, not even an entire planet can crush him.

No matter what technique naruto or madara has, you just can't escape an entire planet being destroyed by goku. Even if they managed to teleport...where to?

Goku is the best

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2 Naruto - Naruto

It's both amazing and inspiring how he never gives up, no matter how many times he's knocked down. But that's not all there is to him. He understands the pain of loneliness and helplessness. Even if he hates his enemy for killing someone dear and trying to destroy his home, Naruto overcomes that hatred, he tries to understand his enemy's pain. He fights to protect his friends while at the same time, he tries to save his enemies that are in pain. This anime is much different than Dragon Ball. It shows the pain people go through, including the enemy's pain. It actually inspires to overcome the feelings of hatred and sadness. It makes people want to change themselves, to stop running from our problems and from ourselves. It makes people want to become stronger and stop running from everything around us. It makes us want to stop crying and move forward. I myself am trying to become a stronger person and there's no one I rather be like, than Naruto.

He is awesome and he is the kind of guy who stands up for what he believes in and he would do anything to protect his friends even die for the dearest ones and he never gives up that is why he is a rolemodel for many people!

I think that Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are the best anime in the world because they have got the most interesting storyline awesome powers and it explains everything. It's also funny and Naruto has the strongest fighting spirit and the guts never to give up no matter what. In my opinion nothing can surpass this anime

Naruto may not be the strongest hero (he sure is strong), but he is the most human anime hero of all time.

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3 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.

L is the smartest character out there. He's an interesting character, and he never fails to predict Kira's behavior.

Random criminals around the world are having heart attacks and this guy gets put on the job and figures out that it is a student with relations to the police department in Japan who is trying to become a god. This guy has to be one of the most totally unique and seperate anime heroes in this list as he doesn't work out immensely, has almost no friends and doesn't need to scream when facing his enemy. Hats off to a one of a kind hero

I LOVE LIGHT BUT TO ME HE ISN'T A HERO. HE WAS GOOD AT THE BEGINNING BUT THROUGHOUT THE ANIME HE BECAME EVIL IN MY OPINION. I ALSO LOVE LELOUCH BUT L IS GREATER THEN ANYONE!

Can one tell him that l isn't the hero of death note and it is yagami light

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4 Ichigo - Bleach

Ichigo is easily the best because despite his powers, he's normal. Unlike all the others on this list of top ten, he came from a normal background. He was dragged into a whole other world and is torn between them as he continues to fight for his friends and family. At the end of the day, his powers don't set him as the best; it's his personality. His will to continue fighting even for a war that wasn't his despite his heritage, but that didn't come till later. So at the end of the day; even without knowledge of what he really is; he still thought thinking he was human. Everyone else on this list was born into things were such powers was a natural occurrence. Ichigo was always strong but did show an emotional side; one that is arguably deeper since he started as just an ordinary teenager getting dragged into a war that most people would crumble under.

Ichigo kurosaki I think should be number 2 or 3 because not only will he kick your butt, but he has a warm and kind heart, and he will literally do anything to protect his family and friends

Ichigo is a utter bad ass and the only friend/ family who has died near him is his mother because she was protecting his as a child and also he has got bad ass forms of shiki and banki as well as his final attack form, anyone who hates ichigo hates anime

Ichigo has to be one of my favorites due to how protective he is over all of those he cares for.

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5 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.

In terms of Heroes, it is impossible to decide, because ALL of them share so much care and courage, etc etc. But by the end of the day, my cents go to Luffy. One Piece isn't popular here in the US, so they haven't witnessed all of his capabilities. I'm not talking about strength or power capabilities, but about his knack to defy logic and survive in order to reach his goals.

Those who talk abt ichigo probably don't know luffy... The greatest anime hero ever.. He dosen't have the power to save the world with a spirit bomb like goku... But has the power to save those who love n cares for him.. Most versatile hero in anime... Love you luffy! Great emotions... Knows when to get serious.. Luffy-kum you rock... Thank you oda for creating an awesome character

Luffy is the best because he is the character I would most like to emulate, above all the other hero characters.

For me luffy is exactly what a friend should be
around his friends he is the biggest idiot but when it comes to protecting them or when their life is threatened he will do everything in his power to protect his nakama

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6 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama. V 1 Comment
7 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.

Ed is a genius when it comes to alchemy and is one of the best, strongest hand-to-hand fighters there is. But there's more to our young hero than that. Ed has a dark past and has made some mistakes in his lifetime, but he is willing to do anything to move forward and fix what he can, protect the people he cares about, and save the whole country. Though hardened in his youth because of the hardships he faced (and faces throughout the series), he retains his morality and a certain idealism that allows him to persevere.

Ed has the caring side of the typical protagonist, but also a side that shows he isn't quite what you would expect. He is smart but tends to overlook some things on his quest. He has my vote because he has a more three dimensional personality that makes him seem more human than the typical hero

I think I can safely say that Ed is the best hero anime-wise. He represents the older siblings who care for their young ones.

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8 One Punch-Man - Saitama

Others are heroes but Saitama is officially a SUPERHERO. And the strongest anime superhero ever lived.

Saitama always comes to save the day, even when he hasn't paid his rent.

Yeah one punch man the best

ONE PUNCH

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9 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

The greatest character in the naruto series

Yes he saved the village from a shinobi but killing his family well that stoped the 4 shinobi war but he did not have to join a terrorist group and kill lots of people

Shouldn't he be first? Guys just watch the anime and find what true heroism is! - archiesweirdmysteries

Pity he died and Sasuke lived. Would have liked to see more of him.

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10 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.

He is a dragon slayer and he will slay the rest of them except Goku deserves top 3

Natsu is always number one! He has the most heart and trust and I need him in my life...

He's super protective of his friends and guild and hot like his fire. Also...FIRE DRAGON ROAR! Need I say more?

Everyone know that natsu is the ultimated and the strongest of the all.if he beat zeref so he also beat goku,ichigo,luffy,naruto.he also have the power of the END.and lastly natsu just defeat all three baharam alliance so that is my reason why he is the strongest of the all

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The Contenders

11 Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Ultimate beast and yet incredibly loyal and kind

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12 Mikasa - Attack on Titan

Part of me hates her for being so strong and not even having to try, but you can't blame her for that. She constantly tries to protect Eren, her last family alive. And almost always keeps her cool. So yeah... She's awesome.

13 Inuyasha - Inuyasha

Inuyasha is brave, and he will save your life even if he does not know you, he is my favorite anime character, because he had a huge protecting sword, and it only works when he is going to protect someone! He is super affectionate when he isn't being a jerk! WATCH THE SERIES!

I prefer the players also lose fights, and do not destroy the world with a finger. That is, I hate Goku and Naruto.

14 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.

Lelouch is an incredible anime character who has probably sacrificed the most out of all the anime characters out there. Everything went according to his plan in the end. He succeeded in uniting the whole world and sacrificed people's opinion of him, his family name and even his life to make the world a better place and nobody will ever know!

Would I call him a hero? Not necessarily, but Lelouch is easily one of the most interesting and well-developed characters in fictional history. You can't beat that.

He is amazing, his talents are unmatched.

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15 Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin is cheerful and happy with a dark past but he still manages to keep living with a happy personality. He's not afraid to fight and die for whom he wants to protect. Best anime ever if a little long.

Goku number one really. Despite the fact Goku hates to kill, that all changes when he becomes super saiyan. Kenshin has promised to never kill anyone and he manages to keep that promis throughout the whole series while defeating every enemy.

Kenshin should be number one. He used to be an assasin who hs killed many people but now he protects the innocent using a sword. He maintains a happy and peaceful attitude despite his past.

Just watch the series, then you'll understand.

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16 Ash - Pokemon

Ash is my favourite characters in anime series. He care his friends and pokemons and he is newer scare for any challenge. And one day he is become a pokemon master.

Ash Ketchum is the best anime hero of all time he cares for his friends and Pokemon. Plus he and his Pokemon have a bond beyond made evolution. Also he has saved the world more times than anyone including Goku and Naruto.

Ash Ketchum is the best shine hero of all time he cares for his friends and Pokemon. Plus he and his Pokemon have a bond beyond made evolution. Also he has saved the world more times than anyone including Goku and Naruto

I hate the anime... I hate the characters! - archiesweirdmysteries

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17 Eren Jaeger - Shingeki No Kyojin

How is he 25, oh wait, because he turns into the enemy!

The best anime

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18 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.

Mustang can be almost as beloved as Edward is. Mustang is a intelligent alchemist and a powerful one at that too. Like Edward he has a dark past and has committed some atrocities from that past, however he's still willing to atone for his sins. While he might act as a careerist and a womanizing jerk initially, in reality he's a huge softie and a rather loveable dork.

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19 Gon - Hunter X Hunter

His story made have tears in my eyes.I loved his passion to find his Father-Ging the most.

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20 Spike - Cowboy Beebop

Spike is definitely top 5, he's so cool and laid back but such a badass

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1. Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece
2. Ichigo - Bleach
3. Naruto - Naruto
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1. Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
2. L - Death Note
3. One Punch-Man - Saitama
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1. Goku - Dragonball Z
2. Naruto - Naruto
3. Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin
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