9 Types Of Anime Characters You’re Destined To Come Across In Life
Have you ever given it a thought, what type of character would you be if you were part of an anime?
Whether you would be the hero, anti-hero, villain, outcast or the underdog?
What kind of character do your friends and family resemble to?
All anime enthusiasts must’ve given it a thought atleast once.
9 Types of anime characters we come across in our life
1. Lazy anime character who make you feel better ft. Shikamaru Nara
Lazy anime characters are relatable for their laid-back attitude, lack of motivation or reluctance to engage in tiresome activities.
Shikamaru Nara, the what a drag king from Naruto often avoids responsibility and prefers a carefree lifestyle, seemingly uninterested in putting in effort or engaging in activities that he deems troublesome.
Coming across people who’re lazy in every aspect of their life isn’t uncommon.
You will find people who’ve laid-back and I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do that attitude, they prefer staying indoor and avoid every situation that requires efforts even the act of thinking.
In every group of friends, there’s always that one friend who is considered the lazy type.
Some other lazy anime characters
- Tanaka-kun from Tanaka-kun is always listless
- Nobita from Doraemon
- Kenma Kozume from Haikyuu!
2. Comic Relief/ Funny anime characters ft. Usopp
Comic Relief or funny anime characters are those who bring humour and laughter to the story with their comedic antics, quirky personalities or hilarious situations.
Usopp from One Piece with his tall tales of lies, exaggerated reactions and comedic cowardice often provide humorous moments amidst the Straw Hat Pirates‘ adventures.
You will definitely come across people who’re funny, being funny is their thing. Not to stereotype it but you’ll come across more guys who’re funny than girls.
Other Notable funny anime characters
- Might Guy from Naruto
- Saitama from One Punch Man
- Gintoki Sakata from Gintama
3. The Supportive friend ft. Tsubaki Sawabe
The supportive friend characters in anime are known for their unwavering loyalty, encouragement and assistance to the main protagonist or other characters.
They provide emotional support, guidance and often lend a listening ear.
Tsubaki Sawabe from Your Lie in April as a childhood friend of Kousei Arima, stood by him through various challenges with her unwavering support.
She tried her best to uplift him, motivating Kousei to return to the world of music despite his traumatic past.
Everyone has that one friend who is your go-to guy when in trouble. That one friend has been through your highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The only thing constant in this ever-changing world is your friend’s unwavering support.
Other notable anime characters
- Megumi Tadokoro from Food Wars!
- Taiju Oki from Dr. Stone
- Tomohiro Nagatsuka from A Silent Voice
4. Cold and Detached anime boy ft. Hotaro Oreki
Cold anime characters often exhibit a distant, aloof or emotionally reserved demeanor, sometimes appearing indifferent or detached from others.
These characters tend to keep their emotions guarded and might come across as unapproachable or icy.
Hotaro Oreki from the anime series Hyouka can be perceived as a cold or distant high school boy due to his reserved and introverted nature.
You won’t come across many but atleast a few especially in schools or offices.
Other notable cold anime characters
- Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
- Megumi Fushiguro from JJK
- Levi Ackerman from AOT
5. A guy who flirts with every chic ft. Sanji
In anime, there’re characters who constantly attempt to flirt with or pursue romantic relationships with numerous female characters throughout the series.
Sanji from One Piece, a member of the Straw Hat Pirates, is infamously known for his continuous flirtations and admiration for women, often trying to use his charm and cooking skills to win their hearts.
It’s pretty common to come across guys who pursue romantic interactions with as many girls as they can with their flirting skills in hopes of atleast impressing one of them.
Other notable characters
- Brock form Pokemon
- Jiraya from Naruto
- Loke from Fairy Tail
6. The Hardworkers ft. Ayuzawa Misaki
Hardworking anime characters often display dedication and strong work ethic, work tirelessly and undergo training to achieve their goals.
Ayuzawa Misaki from Maid Sama! is a prime example of a hardworking character.
Misaki is not only the student council president but also takes on multiple part-time jobs to support her family due to financial hardships and even took on a secret part-time job at a maid cafe.
You’re ought to come across hardworking people. They not only relentlessly work towards making their dreams come true but also inspire others around in the process.
Other notable hardworking characters
- Rock Lee from Naruto
- Shoyo Hinata from Haikyuu!
- Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia
7. Genki girls ft. Chika Fujiwara
‘Genki’ refers to girls with a lively, energetic and cheerful personality.
Genki girls are typically depicted as high-spirited, optimistic and full of enthusiasm often bringing energy and positivity to the story.
Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-sama: Love is war is a quintessential example of a genki girl.
Chika is a lively and light-spirited girl who brings infectious energy to the student council.
You will often encounter girls who radiate positivity, always eager to make the most out of any situations and spreading joy to those around them.
Other notable genki girls
- Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan
- Misa Amane from Death Note
- Mei Hatsume from My Hero Academia
8. The Tsundere ft. Taiga Aisaka
Tsundere characters are known for their initial cold or hostile behaviour that eventually softens as the story progresses.
They often exhibit a tough exterior but hide a caring affectionate side.
Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! initially short-tempered and aggressive but she gradually shows a more vulnerable and caring side.
You will often come across girls who’re cold, distant and seem disinterested in the beginning but gradually break down their defensive barriers, revealing their softer and more compassionate sides once they get familiar with you.
Other notable Tsundere characters
- Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Ayuzawa Misaki from Maid Sama!
- Erina Nakiri from Food Wars!
9. The Genius ft. Senku Ishigami
Genius anime characters often possess exceptional intellect, skills or talents that set them apart from others.
Senku Ishigami from Dr. Stone is a scientific genius with vast knowledge, utilising his expertise to revive civilization after a global catastrophe by advancing technology.
People who’re considered genius aren’t many since they’re are tough to come by. But still you’ll know when you do come across one.
Other notable genius characters
- Shikamaru Nara from Naruto
- Light Yagami from Death Note
- Armin Arlert from AOT
Which type of character do you resemble the most? Is it one among the above? or some other? Comment down below.