10 Most Popular   Characters in   Anime History

Naruto Uzumaki is one of the original "big-three" shonen heroes. He started at the bottom, but now he's the Hokage. At first, Naruto was a complete outcast who seemed to slack off in his studies.

10. Naruto Uzumaki

Fullmetal Alchemist is widely regarded as one of the best shonen titles of all time. Edward Elric led the show and became memorable for his spunky, passionate attitude about everything.

9. Edward Elric

Even though Gon is the protagonist, Killua truly stole the show in Hunter X Hunter and had rich character development. Despite coming from a family of assassins

8. Killua Zoldyck

Rintaro is the eccentric protagonist of Steins;Gate. He's the ultimate mad scientist, and he leads the Future Gadget Research Establishment. His behavior is bizarre and over the top.

7. Rintaro Okabe

Light Yagami is the protagonist of Death Note. After appointing himself as the "God of the New World," Light viewed himself as the ultimate arbiter of justice with his notebook and pen. While he started off killing criminals.

6. Light Yagami

5. Zoro

Zoro from One Piece is one of the most beloved characters in the series. He proves supporting characters and second-in-commands can become fan favorites. Zoro was the first crewmate in the Straw Hats. Initially

4. Luffy

Luffy is widely regarded as the leader of Shonen Jump's "big three." He's the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and the beloved protagonist of One Piece. He came from humble beginnings and eventually sought to become the Pirate King.

3. L Lawliet

L Lawliet is one of the most recognizable anime characters of all time. He has plenty of likable qualities that set him apart from the rest of the Death Note cast. L is brilliant

2. Levi Ackerman

Levi Ackerman is widely considered one of the best shonen heroes of all time. He's humanity's strongest soldier, as well as the Captain of the Scouting Legion and the Special Operations Squad. Ever since his debut

1. Lelouch Lamperouge

Lelouch Lamperouge is the protagonist of Code Geass. He's one of the most complex characters in the medium, and his story is equally compelling. Lelouch was a prince and in line for the throne.