Behind every powerful shonen hero, there is usually an even more powerful mentor responsible for guiding them on their journey.
From Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan to Code Geass' Lelouch Lamperouge, several anime villains have a lot on their plate.
When comparing the shonen juggernauts One Piece and Fairy Tail in their portrayal of female characters, which series did them better justice?
Chopper's bounty has been a running joke throughout One Piece, but it's time for a real bounty to reflect his worth.
Eiichiro Oda loves using interpretations of real-life mythology in One Piece, and the rivalry between Luffy and Blackbeard is no exception.
Mary Bromfield, Billy Batson's older sister, is the new champion of Shazam! but her unexpected new role comes with problems from Billy's future.
Bleach's Orihime Inoue is Ichigo Kurosaki's kindest, most responsible friend. There's only one MBTI type to describe a stellar heroine like her.
The thirteen Captains are the strongest Soul Reapers of all, and it's also their job to inspire their subordinates as true leaders.
Piccolo was just a reincarnation of his father at first, but as he grew, he became his own person.
Anime magic users might be overshadowed by swordfighters, but the best spellcasters show they deserve to stand among the greatest anime has to offer.
Not every anime villain needs to be ruthless to be considered cruel. Plenty of anime villains hide their cruel intentions behind a mask of kindness.
While some anime villains work hard to achieve their evil goals, others are too lazy to put in the effort.
These undeniably hilarious anime series are not scared to laugh at the parts of human existence that are unpleasant or unrefined.
Whether they're from a romance anime or not, these characters pine after their love interests and have already imagined their happily ever after.
While some villains are undeniably cool, many others are too embarrassing to watch. Viewers can't help but cringe watching these villains.
While some anime characters are literally older brothers, there are many more who would make a great fit as a big brother for potential siblings.
From comedies to murder mysteries, some of the greatest anime feature animal protagonists who tackle all sorts of relatable situations.
Kanao Tsuyuri flips coins to make her decisions, similar to Two-Face from Batman. However, this tends to hold back these characters' personal growth.
What happens when two of anime's most famous characters clash? You get a fantastic TV special. Lupin III vs. Detective Conan is a mystery fan's dream.
Some notable seinen anime avoid cliché happily-ever-afters and live up to the no rainbows and butterflies reputation.
Naruto is a beloved franchise that's lasted for decades. These bingeable webtoons will satisfy any Naruto fans looking for similar content.
Music has the power to bring people together, a power that is only amplified in anime and has been used to save the day many times.
Anime is a unique medium that appeals to many people. Accordingly, several unique life lessons can be learned from anime.
Rin Nohara plays an important part in Naruto's story, so it's a shame that there's so little information about her. Fans want to know much more.
Some anime deaths are haunting, and leave the audience forever changed by the character's captivating end.
Whether these characters are zombies, skeletons, or something in between, they all share the same ability to win over even the most scaredy-cats.
Shonen series can be full of stereotypes and predictable clichés. But, sometimes, even the most generic shows can grow into something greater.
Even seemingly lighthearted and unsophisticated comedy protagonists might have some dark secrets lurking in the shadows of their past.
There are so many anime side characters out there, and while many align with the zodiac, some perfectly represent their zodiac sign.
Joy might not be the first thing that fans would expect when opponents fight one another, but these anime characters fight with a smile.
Signature moves are a staple for many anime characters. They're often used as a trump card, but some signature moves aren't very strong at all.
Dragon Ball quickly established which Saiyan transformations were the most powerful, but others stole the spotlight thanks to their epic designs.
There's an anime out there for everyone and plenty of anime's best shows are perfect for kids and the whole family to sit back and enjoy.
Ravenclaw would proudly welcome these shojo characters into their Hogwarts House.
Many powerful anime characters could easily fit into the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. They feel more natural in Avatar than their own series.
Fans know that some anime animals are too scary or dangerous to take home.
Anime adaptations of manga often steal the spotlight, leaving live action adaptations in the shadows. Here's some of the best live-action adaptations.
Whether audiences feel disappointed by their poor development or because of their questionable actions, these shonen leads sparked widespread debate.
Whether an anime hero's behavior is well-received or not, it's sometimes necessary for them to carry out cruel acts for the greater good.
From "Give up on your dreams and die" to "Don't die on me", has Levi Ackerman gone soft as Attack on Titan has progressed?
The pompadour may come in many forms, but these tough and gutsy anime characters rock it with pride.
Who says anime can't be a force for real-life change? Thanks to these popular shows, these Japanese towns have seen a major boost in tourism.
L is known for his intelligence, cunning and quick thinking. Many detectives in anime who followed are modeled after the famous Death Note character.
Anime that focus purely on comedy tend to be underrated, but they still deserve their place in the spotlight. Some of them even need a second season.
There are many parallels to be drawn between Light Yagami's Kira and Walter White's Heisenberg, but Kira stands to be the more evil of the two alters.
Two dark twists in Zombie Land Saga Revenge's otherwise joyous finale point toward the likelihood, and necessity, of another season or movie.
Whatever their motivations may be, many of Naruto's villains end up surprisingly compelling, even if they've committed unforgivable acts.
Not all anime characters are overpowered shonen heroes, and some prove that powers aren't needed to be a hero by risking their lives anyway.
While some anime fights excite viewers, others leave fans disappointed and frustrated.
It's always difficult for an anime's ending to please everyone, but some series finales are so controversial that they have gone down in infamy.
Zenitsu might be one of the most annoying Demon Slayer characters but he's also the most relatable.
Demon Slayer's Tengen Uzui & a bevy of other flashy anime characters remind viewers that flamboyancy is as natural as it is admirable.
Most of Naruto's feature-length films aren't canon to the series, but they're still entertaining. IMDb users have weighed in on which are the best.
Saitama has always been on the side of good in One-Punch Man, but Garo's transformations show how the bald hero can easily join the dark side.
Season 4 of Overlord is on its way, leaving fans wondering with what to expect after the events of the previous season.
Plot twists are a great way to engage audiences and keep them interested in a series. Some anime have become infamous for their shocking plot twists.
There were times when North America never saw a version of the series, with the dub only being released overseas.
It's undeniable that Tanjiro Kamado's empathy is one of his defining character traits in Demon Slayer, but is there more to this than meets the eye?
Some anime like Hajime Isayama's Attack On Titan are some of the darkest anime of the current generation.
Whether they have a compulsion to lie, are hiding dark secrets, or have perfectly valid reasons, some anime characters just can't stop lying.
Who ever said anime couldn't be a family affair? Here are 10 series that you can watch together with your closest family and friends!
The world of anime is home to some of the best masterminds in all of fiction. Many anime characters display impressive strategizing capabilities.
Catwoman's decision to let the Penguin live his new life brings an interesting rehabilitation method to light. However, this also comes with risks.
In Episode 11, Kisara the Demon decides it's time to fight Asmodeus on her own, and not even Shu is welcome to fight by her side any longer.
In Love Unlimited: Viv Vision, Champions member Viv goes on a date with CJ, a girl she met on the Internet who turns out to be perfect for her.