The so-called "Big Three" of anime and manga -- Naruto, Bleach and One Piece -- are well-known. But what would be their respective shojo equivalents?
These fin-tastic anime characters also deserve a chance to get their fins wet and make a splash in the spotlight.
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.
Lush Cosmetics is collaborating with One Piece to release a new line of devil fruit-shaped bath bombs inspired by the hit shonen series.
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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have accepted their former enemy as their mentor -- and they have made the right decision.
A large age gap between romantic couples doesn't always need to be inappropriate. Here are some of the best age-gap-appropriate romance anime.
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.
Anime protagonists are usually kindhearted and cheerful, but not always; some are so scary that they terrify other characters and viewers alike.
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.
Class 1-A is home to some of the coolest, most memorable student heroes U.A. High has ever seen.
These undeniably hilarious anime series are not scared to laugh at the parts of human existence that are unpleasant or unrefined.
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!
From comedies to murder mysteries, some of the greatest anime feature animal protagonists who tackle all sorts of relatable situations.
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 anime have a much more compelling story that treats audiences with the intellectual respect they deserve.
The shoujo demographic has spawned wonderful series like Fruits Basket and NANA, but there are plenty of gorgeous manga deserving of recognition.
Whether their powers are already like stands or their personalities would fit in well, some characters are suited for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
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.
Shojo love interests are more than just plot fillers, some of them could even go head to head with shonen anime's strongest heroes.
Ravenclaws are known for their clever, resourceful ways, putting their intellect ahead of strength to solve problems.
Naruto is a beloved franchise that's lasted for decades. These bingeable webtoons will satisfy any Naruto fans looking for similar content.
The creativity in Japanese anime has allowed the medium to reach bold new heights, but some anime visuals leave a lot to be desired.
Senku's scientific knowledge makes him integral to rebuilding society, but that doesn't mean others can't contribute something besides manual labor.
From Tower of God to True Beauty, these highly-popular Korean webtoon adaptations have been a long time coming and are certainly worth the wait.
Whether these characters are zombies, skeletons, or something in between, they all share the same ability to win over even the most scaredy-cats.
As one of Konohagakure's founding clans, the Senju clan is responsible for coming up with some truly impressive jutsu in Naruto.
Numerous anime twins are strong in a fight, regardless of if they have the deepest of relationships or the fiercest of rivalries.
Outside the world of One Piece, there are plenty of anime girls who Sanji would be more than happy to cook for.
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.
Anime fans who are intimidated by the length of certain anime can rest assured that some of these long-running series are worth the time investment.
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.
There are so many anime side characters out there, and while many align with the zodiac, some perfectly represent their zodiac sign.
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.
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.
Anime adaptations of manga often steal the spotlight, leaving live action adaptations in the shadows. Here's some of the best live-action adaptations.
The legacy of manga authors and artists who have passed away remains in the hands of the fans who love their work.
Some anime dos are so cool, they’ve become just as iconic as the characters themselves.
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.
Dr. Stone has a unique plot progression thanks to its incorporation of scientific theory into the writing. This will be the future of shonen anime.
Some of the most iconic moments in anime are when the heroes finally arrive & step into the scene.
Dragon Ball serves as many a great introduction to the medium. These are the logical next choice for after you finish the series.
There is a lot of potential with anime prequels, but they can also rob the main series of its mystique or make it more confusing.
Though fans are excited to see their favorite characters and scenes animated, some mangas rival even the best animation.
Namekians have almost never been shown eating throughout the Dragon Ball Franchise. The simple explanation for this is that they don't really need to.
Shota Aizawa seemed disappointing at first as Izuku's heroics teacher. But Eraserhead is actually one of MHA's best teachers of all.
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.
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.
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.
The world of anime is filled will magical MacGuffins that can grant wishes. Often, there are limits or catches to wishes.
Demon Slayer's Tengen Uzui & a bevy of other flashy anime characters remind viewers that flamboyancy is as natural as it is admirable.
Zombie Land Saga Revenge Episode 10 is mostly recap and set-up, but it reveals what exactly Franchouchou's "revenge" will look like.
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 terrible anime spin-offs that no one wanted prove that there can absolutely be too much of a good thing.
Many characters use fire in anime, which means they would translate well into the Pokémon universe and could make formidable Fire-Type Gym Leaders.
Anime may not get as much credit as the original, but sometimes, an English dub finds a voice actor that embodies the character perfectly.
Some anime characters have the skills to emerge victorious from a battle royale.
Isekai heroes always need to look their best, and these isekai protagonists all have practical, stylish outfits anyone would want to cosplay.
In these romance manga, couples don’t always get the perfect happy ending - but a bittersweet conclusion often brings added realism to the story.
In Zombie Land Saga Revenge Episode 7, Franchouchou gets a new member: a clumsy high school girl named Maimai who's unlike any of the other idols.
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!
Though they may have had the best intentions, some anime ani-heroes can't come back from the horrible things they did.
The world of anime is home to some of the best masterminds in all of fiction. Many anime characters display impressive strategizing capabilities.
Overlord and Apocalypse Now are very different movies, but one thing they share is the horrifying reality of war many soldiers have experienced.
Power levels vary wildly between anime series, and some attacks that barely leave a scratch in one series could be deadly in another.
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.
In Doughnuts and Doom by Balazs Lorinczi, readers go on a Sapphically sweet journey with a witch, a guitarist, and an adorable snake.