How old are you? While anime fans of all ages exist, the vast majority are in their teens and twenties - and so are the majority of anime characters. It's fun to compare yourself to anime characters at the same stage of life as yourself, so with that in mind, let's take a look at some anime characters who share your age.
If you're a younger anime fan, you might be able to relate to Izuku Midoriya, Naruto Uzumaki, and Tanjiro Kamado, three 15-year-olds who are chasing big goals. If you've reached your adulthood, you might vibe more with Shota Aizawa, Daikichi Kawachi and Takuma Sakamoto, who are 30 years old - a rare age for the world of anime.
If you're between the ages of fourteen and thirty, you'll find a character your age here.
Age 14 - Yusuke Urameshi, Yuno Gasai, & Shinji Ikari
Yusuke Urameshi is a 14-year-old Spirit Detective who started battling demons and solving supernatural problems after he lost his life in a car accident.
Yuno Gasai might be only 14, but that doesn't stop her from being the ultimate anime yandere. Her goal is to triumph over her enemies in a survival game alongside her beloved Yukiteru.
Shinji Ikari gets a lot of grief for being terrified of getting in the robot and fighting Angels - but he's actually pretty realistic for a kid his age.
Age 15 - Izuku Midoriya, Naruto Uzumaki, & Tanjiro Kamado
Izuku Midoriya is a first year student at U.A. High School, where he's training to be a professional hero.
Naruto Uzumaki is 15 when the sequel series, Naruto Shippudden, begins. At this point, his goals are the become the hokage, and to save his best friend Sasuke from himself.
After Tanjiro Kamado's family is attacked, the only survivor is his sister Nezuko. Nezuko has become a demon herself, and Tanjiro makes it his mission to help change her back.
Age 16 - Tohru Honda, Kohaku, & Yū Nishinoya
Despite being only sixteen, Tohru Honda is a huge source of emotional strength for the Sohma family as they struggle with a painful curse.
Unlike many characters in Dr. Stone, Kohaku isn't thousands of years old - she's actually the descendent of some of the only survivors of the whole world being encased in stone.
Yu Nishinoya is a second-year and a libero on the Karasuno Volleyball Team. Being a little older doesn't mean he's more mature than the first years, though.
Age 17 - Edward Elric, Monkey D. Luffy, & Lelouch Lamperouge
At 17, Edward Elric is the youngest state alchemist in history. He earned that position by engaging with very dangerous alchemy that literally cost him an arm and a lege at an early age.
Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of One Piece and a key member of the Straw Hat Pirates. Thanks to the Devil Fruit he ingested, he can stretch his body as if it were gum.
Lelouch Lamperouge is a disguised member of the Brittainian family whose goal is to free Japan from his own family's imperialist clutches. That, and protect his little sister Nunally from any danger that might come her way.