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 18 - Sora, Kamina, & Rintaro Okabe
Along with his younger sister Shiro, Sora is an expert gamer - but those skills don't get him anywhere until he's transported to Disboard, a magical world where everything is decided via game.
Kamina is positive, enthusiastic, and inspiring, which is why Simon loves him so much. He wants to make the surface world habitable for humans, and he also really just wants Simon to believe in himself.
Rintaro Okabe is a college student who fancies himself a mad scientist - but his fantasies become frighteningly real when he develops a method of sending messages through space and time, with devastating consequences.
Age 19 - Eren Jaeger, Erza Scarlet, & Ken Kaneki
At the start of Attack on Titan, Eren Jaeger is a good deal younger, but after a time skip, he's entered a painful adulthood. He went from single-mindedly aiming to destroy every Titan in existence to understanding their origin and feeling utterly lost as to how to handle an increasingly complex problem.
Erza Scarlet is an S-Class mage, and a member of the Fairy Tail Guild. Do not mess with her, because you will not survive.
Ken Kaneki begins Tokyo Ghoul as a mild-mannered college student, but when a date with a pretty girl goes horribly wrong, he finds himself transformed into a ghoul - a creature who eats human flesh.
Age 20 - Naofumi Iwatani, Jin, & Izaya Orihara
When Naofumi Iwatani is transported to the world of Melromarc and asked to become a hero, he expects to be treated well - but those hopes go down the toilet when he's immediately framed for horrible crimes and forced to go it alone.
Jin is a quiet man who is bodygaurd for Fuu alongside the rowdier Mugen. He's a ronin - a samurai without a master.
Izaya Orihara is an information broker who claims to love everyone and mean well - but in reality he's happy to screw people over for his own entertainment.
Age 21 - Itachi Uchiha, Chiyuki, & Roronoa Zoro
At thirteen, Itachi Uchiha eliminated his entire clan except for his little brother Sasuke. At 21, he's trying desperately to get Sasuke to end his life and acquire the strength he needs to survive in a harsh world.
Chiyuki doesn't remember what led her to work with Decim, an arbiter whose job is to decide whether human souls are reincarnated or destroyed. But one thing is certain - she's the key to helping Decim truly understand humanity.
Roanoa Zoro is a member of the Straw Hat Pirates. He's a former bounty hunter and an expert swordsman.