Best Big Brother Characters In Anime/Manga

There are a lot of them out there, some awesome and some…less awesome.
Who is your favorite big brother from the anime/manga world?

Most of the info on my ten original characters contains some kind of spoilers and are quoted from the series respective wikisites. (That is Uchiha Itachi, Edward Elric, Komui Lee, Kurebayashi Souichirou, Kurosaki Ichigo, Takishima Kei, Fuji Shuusuke, Kuran Kaname, Kuchiki Byakuya and Lelouch Lamperouge).

The Top Ten

1 Uchiha Itachi (Naruto) Uchiha Itachi (Naruto)

Best naruto character


Best Brother and Character all all losers to him.

Like the good big brother he is, Itachi made a deal with the council to spare Sasuke's life. In the end he sacrificed everything to protect his brother and make him stronger. - akuusa

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2 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 and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Edward is amazing. He made a mistake that cost his brother everything: the ability to feel, the ability to eat, the ability to sleep, the ability to dream. Instead, Alphonse has to live in the body of an armor. He's treated like an adult and freaks people out. He has to spend his nights alone with his thoughts (and he did that for years). And all of that, Edward takes on his shoulders (let's be honest and say it was partially his fault). Edward strives, not to make his life better, but Alphonse's. Edward takes the guilt he feels and pushes forward to bring Alphonse back to normal. Edward cares deeply for Alphonse and would give up anything for him. Edward also believes in Alphonse and his abilities and doesn't try to hinder them. They argue and fight but they love each other so deeply. Edward is the best older brother. He made a mistake that costs Alphonse a lot, but he would sacrifice anything to fix it.

Protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. After losing his right arm, left leg and his little brothers body due to a failed Human Transmutation attempt, Ed became the youngest State Alchemist in history to further his search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, an item with which he hopes to restore his younger brother Alphonse.

His short-tempered and rude but you can't deny his love and care for Al. Besides humans aren't perfect and at least Ed does everything in his power and more to get his brothers body back and repent for his past mistakes. - akuusa

Edward Elric is the best bigger brother in anime, or in fiction all together. I love how in their youth, like toddler youth, Edward saw Alphonse as a threat, taking all of Trisha's love and time. After words from Hohenheim, he grew to realize that his job was to protect Alphonse. They bicker and fight, but Edward loves Alphonse. After their mother's death, Edward makes a terrible decision that costs Alphonse his soul, and now, Alphonse has to walk around in a suit of armor that can't feel anything physical, can't sleep, can't eat, can't dream. Edward feels so much guilt, but also determination to get his brother's back so that Alphonse doesn't have to spend all those nights alone anymore. Edward made mistakes that ruined his little brother's life, but he will give up his life to make it right.

Ed needs to be #1. He would litelarly give up his own life or soul for Alphonse and do anything to get his body back. His bond with Al should make him #1! - TheDarkOne_221b

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3 Portgas D. Ace (One Piece) Portgas D. Ace (One Piece) Portgas D. Ace, born as Gol D. Ace and nicknamed "Fire Fist" Ace, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Best and coolest character of One piece

He sacrificed himself for Luffy during the Paramount war. He got punched through the stomach by Akinu. A true hero.

HEY, DUDE LISTEN! Did one of the characters above like love their brother like ace loved Luffy?!
DOn't think that I know about Itachi and Ed but I did never see a person protect and love their brother like Ace did to Luffy before... yes if I write it I'm gonna cry so you know what I mean

He use his life to be a best armour for Luffy. He protect Luffy because he want his brother to success his goal. He knows that Luffy can success his goal because of one reason is Luffy is his brother.

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4 Komui Lee (D.Gray-Man)

Komui is shown as a very whimsical and goofy character, as well as being somewhat sadistic and occasionally borderline maniacal. After his and Lenalee's parents were killed by Akuma when they were children, Komui took over the responsibilities of raising Lenalee. Lenalee, however, was found to be an Accommodator and was forcibly taken from Komui's side. Almost three years later, Komui, who had joined the Order to come after Lenalee.
Through out the series he is shown to have an extreme sister complex. - akuusa

5 Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)

A human who has Shinigami powers. Ichigo is stubborn, short-tempered, strong-willed, and impulsive but also genuinely compassionate and empathetic towards others. He's extremely protective of friends and family, especially his two little sisters. - akuusa

Wish he was my brother. - oliviaoconn

He's a good big brother and will be really good as a father 😊

6 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 a highly intelligent individual who is also calm, sophisticated, and arrogant due to his aristocratic upbringing. Despite his coldness and ruthlessness in battle, he can be a rather compassionate person to his friends and loved ones. His younger sister Nunnally was the reason Lelouch began his quest to overthrow the Britannian Empire, and for most of the series creating a world she can live peacefully in is his driving motivation. Lelouch loves his sister over all others and her safety and comfort were always his number one priority to the point of him abandoning his allies to save her when she was captured. - akuusa

Lelouch is sadistic and ruthless, but he's a really caring brother to Nunnally. He'd give up everything to save her. - Goku02

7 Kuchiki Byakuya (Bleach)

Byakuya is a best brother

Byakuya acts in an aristocratic manner. He always seems serene and apathetic towards other people, even while actually deeply conflicted and he generally acts indifferent, bordering on arrogance, to most situations he is faced with.
In spite of his icy and regal manner, Byakuya cares for and protects those important to him. When his adoptive sister Rukia was sentenced to death, he was torn between the oath to his parents to follow and defend the rules, or the promise to his wife Hisana to protect Rukia. In the end, thanks to Ichigo, Byakuya admits the law isn't perfect, and decides to uphold the promise to his wife and becomes more lenient towards her. - akuusa

Nii-sama is the best

Kuchiki byakuya is big brother

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8 Kurebayashi Souichirou (Dengeki Daisy)

The deceased older brother of Teru Kurebayashi. Despite of being an university dropout and referred as idiot by his co-workers, he was well-respected and admired as a notable genius computer engineer.
Souichirou cares greatly for his sister and Kurosaki (a coworker) and is always affectionate towards them. While he is depicted as a cheerful and somewhat idiotic man, he is capable of being serious and upstanding. Before his death, Souichirou forced the role of DAISY onto Kurosaki to make sure someone would take care of his little sister after his death. When Soichiro died, he left only a cell phone to Teru, promising her that if she needed anything, she would have DAISY to help and protect her. - akuusa

9 Takishima Kei (Special A)

Kei has a very bad relationship with his younger brother because Sui thinks he's a robot under human flesh. He feels inferior to Kei who is 'perfect'. But, thanks to Hikari, their relationship got better. Sui later developes a 'brother complex'. - akuusa

10 Fuji Shuusuke (Prince of Tennis)

Fuji generally seems very relaxed and in control but he is particularly protective of his younger brother Yūta (probably to make up for former disagreements that almost brought them apart), as displayed throughout the series; he actively tries to "destroy" and punish those who have defeated his younger brother or have made him go through something dangerous. - akuusa

He is a good bro

The Contenders

11 Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter) Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)

He loves alluka so much

He is willing to go against his family for alluka, and he is the only one who accepts HER for who and what she is. Killua is a good brother

The most caring big brother (especially for an assassin).

Killua is the only one truly understood Alluka in the Zoldyck family. He loves his sister very much and is very close to her. - Goku02

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12 Gohan (Dragon Ball GT) Gohan (Dragon Ball GT) Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective more.

I am truly amazed gohan is not on the top 10 I mean com on he he fights for those precious to him especially goten I mean gohan is like a role model to him he was like a substitute Goku he trained nuetured protected even shared a shares a laugh with every once in a while if you ask me he should be ranked number 1

He'd give up his own life for his little brother Goten. - Goku02

Goku should be here because gohan is not a BIG brother

13 Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder more.

Should replace with Itachi at first place

Zeref's very misunderstood. He's cursed to unintentionally killed everyone he loves, and that's a punishment for his trying to revive his little brother. - Goku02

He did so much for his little brother

He might be evil but he still loves his brother

Zeref is not evil. Read his background story, Zeref is very misunderstood. - Goku02

14 Senju Hashirama (Naruto)
15 Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!) Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Seto kaiba my be cold hearted to everyone but when it come down to it there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice to save is little brother... he will do everything to make sure his baby bother come back home safe, even if it mean to pot is life on the line!

He always has to save his little brother. (But Yu-Gi saves them all)

16 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.

Not gonna lie, despite being evil, he always did seem to have somewhat of a soft spot for his little sister.

17 Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist) Rin Okumura (Blue 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
18 Kumo Tenka (Donten ni Warau)

I MEAN come on people... if were talking about brothers love for each other... just watch this anime and cry TT-TT

19 Braz D. Blood (Blood Lad) Braz D. Blood (Blood Lad)

Eh not really - yee

20 Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei)
21 Natsume Hyuuga (Gakuen Alice)

True true true.
Even though he looks very mean, he has a kind heart, and he is very sweet at some points.

22 Gilbert Nightray (Pandora Hearts)
23 Sabo (One Piece)

He inherit ace's powers form the flame flame fruit, after winning the colosseum challenge.

He tried his best to win the mera mera no mi to inherit ace's will and to protect luffy, he is also willing to abandon his position to help hia brother

Sabo might not be the best brother of Luffy. He had amnesia that's why he was not in Marineford to help Ace. But when he see Luffy in Dressrosa, he felt joy or something. Sabo helped Luffy a lot in Dressrosa, he even forget his position as a revolutionary just to help his little brother.

“If Luffy needs help, I'll forget my position and help Luffy no matter what! ”

24 Sora (No Game No Life) Sora (No Game No Life)

Him and his little sister have to be together 24/7 and even share the title as a legendary gamer. He's protective and loving toward his sister, while pretty much bullying everyone else so the two can rule the world as king and queen. He even became part master to an angel of death!

Of course! He and his sister freaks out whenever the other person goes to another room. - Goku02

25 Prussia (Gilbert Beilschmidt) (Hetalia)

He may seem lazy, but he's actually kindhearted and hardworking. He helped protect Holy Roman Empire when he was near death, and raised Germany, his younger brother, after HRE died.

He raised Germany on his own. He might not show that he cares a lot but you can tell that he cares a lot about Germany.
Also what can I say? He's awesome.

26 Kaname Kuran (Vampire Knight)

Kana me watched over his sister for ten years, manipulating and killing people for her safety.

Kaname is Yuki's older brother and he is so calm and protective of his lil sis even if he's her ancestral big brother…he's so protective he will do anything for her!

27 Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
28 Sir Zechs (High school dxd)

Even he admires the rack of Rias... What's there not to like about him? Total bad ass!

29 Katsuya Jonouchi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
30 Yukio Okumura (Ao no Exorcist) Yukio Okumura (Ao no Exorcist) Yukio Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato.

He acts like the older brother, but he's actually younger than Rin.

Its really an amazing anime and amazing brothers story

31 Maguro Kurokami (Medaka Box)
32 Yuzuru Otonashi (Angel Beats) Yuzuru Otonashi (Angel Beats)
33 Kiyoshi Teppei (Kuroko no Basket)
34 Aoyagi Seimei (Loveless)

Seimei's personality is subject of great debate. Ritsuka claims Seimei was kind, gentle, loving and protecting, and their mother believes Seimei will stop her from hurting Ritsuka. Soubi, however, is almost afraid and spiteful of Seimei, and others such as Nagisa and 7 think of him as cruel, merciless and hateful.

Seimei has said that in his world, he and Ritsuka are the only humans, and that everyone else is an animal to him. When he meets Ritsuka again he questions whether Ritsuka would still love him and give himself to Seimei completely, body, soul, love and mind.

However later it is confirmed that Seimei does indeed have a violent personality or destructive tendencies - he gouge Ritsu's eyes after a brief, heated conversation about Soubi and uses the man’s blood to write the haunting message “Ritsuka, I’m back” on the wall. Ritsu is left blind by this attack. - akuusa

35 Takeshi (Pokemon)
36 Trunks (Dragon Ball GT) Trunks (Dragon Ball GT) Trunks is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Uhh Trunks is certainly an awesome character but good brother? I can't even recall his interacting with Bulla at all. - Goku02

37 Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail) Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
38 Taihei Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan)

He is the best big brother

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Top Remixes

1. Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
2. Uchiha Itachi (Naruto)
3. Sora (No Game No Life)
1. Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
2. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)
3. Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
1. Uchiha Itachi (Naruto)
2. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
3. Komui Lee (D.Gray-Man)


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