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Like in real life, uncles in anime can be anything from the family oddball to a beloved mentor for their nieces and nephews.
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These anime series have happy scenes, heartbreaking moments, and everything in between.
These undeniably hilarious anime series are not scared to laugh at the parts of human existence that are unpleasant or unrefined.
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Kanao Tsuyuri flips coins to make her decisions, similar to Two-Face from Batman. However, this tends to hold back these characters' personal growth.
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A wonderful brother in anime will look after his sibling's emotional needs anytime or even fight to defend their siblings and friends.
Some anime have a much more compelling story that treats audiences with the intellectual respect they deserve.
Whether they deserved it or not, some anime villains found peace before they met their end.
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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.
These stellar anime series all embody the best traits of astrological signs, from the bold Leo to the humanitarian Aquarius.
The violin is one of the most popular classical instruments, which might be why there are several anime characters who specialize in playing it.
Truck-kun has isekai'd anime characters into new lives for decades. With a reputation as extensive as his, Truck-kun has many memorable moments.
Some anime deaths are haunting, and leave the audience forever changed by the character's captivating end.
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While it's expected that anime heroes should eventually overcome their villainous counterparts, some villains are just too powerful or clever.
There are so many anime side characters out there, and while many align with the zodiac, some perfectly represent their zodiac sign.
Many waifu characters have gotten way overhyped over the years. Adored by fans and placed on a pedestal, they seem far greater than they actually are.
Several anime deaths shouldn't have been a surprise for fans.
Anime is known for exciting J-rock and J-pop credits music, but the show's lead voice actors will sometimes handle the singing themselves.
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Though their evil deeds are enough to make fans shiver, an anime villain's laugh can send a chill down their spine.
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.
Throughout Naruto, Kakashi Hatake has aided the protagonist through many hard times.
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.
Some '90s anime have cemented themselves as beloved classics, though it's a wonder how they ended up that way.
The bond between an anime father and his child can show fans what they should appreciate about their own fathers.
Some of the most dramatic romance anime raise the stakes and keep fans interested.
Whether for their uncomfortable morality, or cruel intentions, some villains are so utterly detested that fans hate seeing them take screen time.
Anime that can trigger an emotional response from viewers sometimes get more hype than they deserve, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth watching.
Anime comedies continue to be a hit with fans season after season, with this past decade seeing many comedy series already becoming modern classics.
These anime characters have managed to master one of the most sophisticated instruments in the world, the piano.
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Though shojo is a popular subgenre among anime fans, some series have issues viewers can't ignore.
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Whatever their motivations may be, many of Naruto's villains end up surprisingly compelling, even if they've committed unforgivable acts.
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All Might's muscle form in MHA is symbolic of his heroic strength and his worthiness of One For All. Perhaps it's Midoriya's turn to bulk up, too.
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.
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Some anime series are so sad that they are hard enough to watch the first time, making a rewatch next to impossible.
Not all anime couples are destined to stay together. However, they don't always have to stay on bad terms following a break up, either.
These modern anime took old classics and redid them from the ground up, retelling their stories for a new generation.
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These anime characters made grand entrances that made a lasting impression on fans.
Several Attack on Titan characters have showcased impressive special attacks during their high-stakes battles.
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