Itachi is a bloody betrayer, a caring older brother, a prodigy, and a cool villain in the Akatsuki, and a few anime characters can relate to that.
Though they may have had the best intentions, some anime ani-heroes can't come back from the horrible things they did.
Several Isekai anime have produced mediocre villains with bizarre or dull outfits.
Whether these characters are zombies, skeletons, or something in between, they all share the same ability to win over even the most scaredy-cats.
Though pessimism often goes hand in hand with the sci-fi genre, not all shows follow this convention. Many show the future in a positive light.
These anime characters made grand entrances that made a lasting impression on fans.
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.
Anime has produced some of the most impressive female assassins in animation history.
These anime needed to be as long as they are for them to be any good.
Some anime have a much more compelling story that treats audiences with the intellectual respect they deserve.
Anime comedies continue to be a hit with fans season after season, with this past decade seeing many comedy series already becoming modern classics.
From edgy shonen like Akame Ga Kill! to harem anime like Love Hina to the isekai Sword Art Online, these side characters outshine the protagonists.
Some My Hero Academia Quirks are so overpowered that their users would be able to beat almost anyone in the world of Naruto.
Whether they're from a romance anime or not, these characters pine after their love interests and have already imagined their happily ever after.
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.
Shota Aizawa seemed disappointing at first as Izuku's heroics teacher. But Eraserhead is actually one of MHA's best teachers of all.
Anime may not get as much credit as the original, but sometimes, an English dub finds a voice actor that embodies the character perfectly.
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.
While there are a number of mainstream streaming services available, HBO Max has its own anime roster to compete with.
While some anime heroes are beyond cool, a good chunk of them are so cringey that they cause second-hand embarrassment.