The world of anime is home to countless sibling anime characters who adore each other, can’t stand each other cause they drive each other nuts, are protective of one another and have their own sibling rivalries.

Among the sea of such variety of sibling relationships, there are also anime characters who are willing to go to unimaginable lengths to keep their brothers or sisters safe. Even at the risk of their own lives.

Itachi Uchiha choosing to butcher his entire clan to keep his younger brother Sasuke safe or Ace sacrificing his life in order to protect Luffy, to name a few. These two set the standard for what it means to be big brothers.

7+ Anime characters who go life and beyond for their younger siblings

1. Itachi Uchiha Massacred his entire Clan while only Sparing Sasuke’s Life

Itachi Uchiha Massacred his entire Clan while only Sparing Sasuke's Life
Itachi Uchiha from Naruto is the best brother

Itachi Uchiha, a traitor to his clan and village assinates his entire clan including his father and mother just to keep Sasuke safe. Itachi takes on the burden of driving the Uchiha clan towards extinction on his shoulders.

Itachi forces Sasuke to re-watch the whole Uchiha massacre again and again and in the end only letting a seven year old Sasuke live on with such a heavy burden weighing him down.

Sasuke fueled with vengeance and nothing but hatred in his heart towards his older brother with murderous intent aims to kill him one day.

Sasuke’s unwavering resolve to take out his older brother is unmatched, it doesn’t matter if he dies in the process, doesn’t matter if he has to mortgage his body to the shady and creepy Orichimaru for more power to be able to beat Itachi or betray his friends.

He just wants to make sure Itachi pays for his sins of perpetrating his clan and the pain he had to grow up with. Its no wonder Itachi and Sasuke have the most screwed up sibling relationships.

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2. Ace Sacrificed his life to protect Luffy

Ace Sacrificed his life to protect Luffy
Ace from One Piece tops the list for most lovable brothers

Portgas D. Ace sacrificed his life to protect Luffy from Marine Admiral Akainu in the Marineford saga. Ace’s death acted as the catalyst leading to Luffy training for two years to become strong enough to protect his friends.

Ace is one of the most popular One Piece characters and his bond with Luffy is one of the reasons for his popularity.

Ace is also one of the coolest anime characters with curly black hair, a tall muscular body, a hat and his trademark features, tattoos. He has a Whitebeard symbol tattoo on his back and another tattoo on his upper left bicep that spells ‘ASCE’ vertically. The ‘S’ crossed out as a tribute to Sabo.

3. Edward Eric Lays his Life on the Line to Save his Younger Brother

Edward Eric Lays his Life on the Line to Save his Younger Brother
Edward and Alphose Elric attempting Human Transmutation

Edward and his younger brother, Alphonso the best sibling duo in anime history attempt a human transmutation to bring back their deceased mother. But unfortunately that fails causing Edward to loose his left leg and Alphose to his body.

Even when he was under tremendous physical pain from having lost a leg. He still manages to perform alchemy to seal his brother’s soul in an armor in return for his right arm. His pain threshold to save his brother is off the charts.

This guy is tougher than metal. I don’t think there’s any other anime character who reacts in the face of adversity the way he does. It’s Edward’s mission to reunite Alphose’s soul with his body.

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4. Tanjiro Kamado will Never Abandon his Sister, Nezuko who is most loveable anime sister

Tanjiro Kamado will Never Abandon his Sister, Nezuko
Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer are the coolest anime siblings

Tanjiro’s entire family was slaughtered by Muzan while his younger sister, Nezuko was turned into a demon.

He joined the Demon slayer corps to find a remedy to turn his sister back into a human.

Despite his sister being a demon, Tanjiro didn’t abandon his younger sister. He keeps her always by his side to keep her safe.

He will not stop until he finds a cure to turn his sister back into a human.

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5. Hina Amano, a teenage girl who works non-stop to make a living for herself and her younger brother

Hina Amano, a teenage girl who works non-stop to make a living for herself and her younger brother
Hina and Nagi Amano from Weathering With You

14 year old Hina works at every place where she can find work to make a living for her brother and herself.

You can imagine how difficult it would be to find work as a 14 year old. So she lies on all her resumes about her age to find work.

At age of going to middle school, making friends, being part of school clubs and living life as a normal teenager. Instead she has to work to provide for her brother and herself.

That’s not the only problem she needs to worry about. Legally children aren’t allowed to live without a guardian. So they always have to be on the run from one home to another cause if the childcare services got their hands on them, they will probably separate the two.

6. Naoto Tachibana literally goes Life and Beyond by using Time Travel as the last means to save his sister

Naoto Tachibana literally goes Life and Beyond by using Time Travel as the last means to save his sister
Naoto from Tokyo Revengers

Naoto’s sister, Hina Tachibana dies in the future. So to change her sister’s fate, he uses time travel as his last resort.

However he can’t physically travel back in time, so he takes Takimichi Hanagaki’s help to alter the past to direct it towards a future where his sister doesn’t die.

Naoto becomes a police officer in the first place to be able to save his sister.

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7. Akane chooses her Little Sister over her Passion

Akane chooses her Little Sister over her Passion
Akane and Shinno from Her Blue Sky

After a tragic accident took their parents away, Akane has been single-handedly taking care of her kid sister, Aoi.

The anime has a really beautiful phrase that turns over a new leaf about the life choices we make,

“The frog at the bottom of the well doesn’t know the vastness of the sea, but it does know the blueness of the sky”.

Akane chooses to stay behind in the countryside instead of moving to Tokyo with her boyfriend, Shinno to pursue music. Many will say she missed the chance of knowing the busy and fast forward life of people in Tokyo. But cause she stays behind she got to see her kid sister grow up.

Anime characters going life and beyond for their siblings is out of instincts. They don’t over think about it. They just go for it.