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.
As a battle-scarred swordsman, the wandering mercenary Guts needs a shonen-style rival to keep his skills sharp.
When comparing the shonen juggernauts One Piece and Fairy Tail in their portrayal of female characters, which series did them better justice?
There are many super fast anime characters out there, but some depend on their super speed so much that they couldn't fight without it.
The thirteen Captains are the strongest Soul Reapers of all, and it's also their job to inspire their subordinates as true leaders.
Anime magic users might be overshadowed by swordfighters, but the best spellcasters show they deserve to stand among the greatest anime has to offer.
While some anime villains work hard to achieve their evil goals, others are too lazy to put in the effort.
Many possibilities lie ahead for Uub in Dragon Ball Super's future, and the character could finally get his time to shine in the anime.
If Naruto Uzumaki wasn't in the picture, then the teenaged Hinata Hyuga could fall for one of these charming anime boys instead.
Saitama from One Punch Man can annihilate almost any foe with a single punch, but the powerhouses of anime and comic books are the exception.
Dragon Ball and its follow-up seri-powerful warriors in the world of Dragon Ball is the strongest? CBR has got an official ranking for you right here!
One of Naruto: Shippuden's more popular critiques is the sequel series' relegation of some supporting characters. This may have been for the best.
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.
The love of Naruto extends well beyond the small screen with the release of some of the coolest figures fans could add to their collections now.
Fans who enjoyed Demon Slayer's take on the Taisho period will love Meiji Tokyo Renka, an otome-adapted series set in Japan's Meiji era.
Naruto is a beloved franchise that's lasted for decades. These bingeable webtoons will satisfy any Naruto fans looking for similar content.
An anime character being in the right place at the right time is a common trope that helps to push the narrative forward.
The creativity in Japanese anime has allowed the medium to reach bold new heights, but some anime visuals leave a lot to be desired.
Numerous anime twins are strong in a fight, regardless of if they have the deepest of relationships or the fiercest of rivalries.
Even seemingly lighthearted and unsophisticated comedy protagonists might have some dark secrets lurking in the shadows of their past.
As football season begins and Halloween looms on the horizon, Hulu and Prime Video bring the late summer streaming favorites. Here are CBR's picks.
Age is only a number in anime, and some of the genre's greatest characters have made it to triple digits and beyond.
While it's expected that anime heroes should eventually overcome their villainous counterparts, some villains are just too powerful or clever.
Dragon Ball quickly established which Saiyan transformations were the most powerful, but others stole the spotlight thanks to their epic designs.
Anime adaptations of manga often steal the spotlight, leaving live action adaptations in the shadows. Here's some of the best live-action adaptations.
There are some aspects of the Dragon Ball manga that have thankfully been left out of the television adaptation.
Shoto Todoroki has endured many hardships, but this talented boy also has plenty to be thankful for in his life.
Black Clover has a huge cast of characters. Naturally, this means not every character got a backstory or storyline they deserved.
Dragon Ball serves as many a great introduction to the medium. These are the logical next choice for after you finish the series.
Even a bad anime can still deliver intense fights with beautiful animation and emotionally gripping music.
Many anime characters have a positive outlook on life, giving everyone around them the hope they need.
While Rick and Morty are skilled at problem-solving, they might be in a real pickle if they visit the worlds of anime and characters like Goku.
Megastructures can be both tools and monuments of greatness for Empires in Stellaris, and the Overlord expansion adds three more to the roster.
Using animal companions to fight is common in anime, but only a select few are able to control insects, which proves surprisingly useful in battle.
The slice-of-life genre has been a staple in the anime community, but fans have grown tired of some of the most overused tropes.
Some Naruto characters used questionable means to reach their goals.
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.
Many anime characters have shown that they'd be worthy of receiving a Cryo vision.
Though the series is centered around one punch, there are plenty of fast attacks in One-Punch Man.
The world of anime is filled will magical MacGuffins that can grant wishes. Often, there are limits or catches to wishes.
Season 4 of Overlord is on its way, leaving fans wondering with what to expect after the events of the previous season.
Zombie Land Saga Episode 9 raises an important question: What if Saga isn't just a place, but also the person who gave the zombie girls new life?
Many characters use fire in anime, which means they would translate well into the Pokémon universe and could make formidable Fire-Type Gym Leaders.
Whether it's through their appearance, personality, or a mix of both, it's hard to deny these charmingly cute Naruto characters.
Fans could make the argument that Mario could take on anime's catalog of strong fighters, though there are just as many who would spell "Game Over."
Some of the most popular anime with 25 episodes are long-time favorites.
Sometimes good things come from terrible situations, and fate had other plans for these anime characters.
Origins are one of the most fun and important parts of playing as Empires in Stellaris, and Overlord adds five new ones to the roster.
Since electricity and lightning are used by many anime characters, they could become successful Electric-Type Pokémon Gym Leaders.
Most isekai fans would agree it would be better to simply give new seasons to the good anime series rather than continue making more bad ones.
Remnant: From the Ashes brilliantly reinvented the Soulslike genre with guns, but its prequel Chronos has much more classic Soulslike mechanics.
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.