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Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends

Updated August 18, 2020 87.8k votes 8.6k voters 23.4k views90 items

List RulesVote up the anime characters you most want to hang out with.

The "power of friendship" is one of the strongest forces in all of anime, reviving defeated heroes and heroines better than any superpower or magic spell. Thanks to the best friends below, your favorite characters have the strength to fight another titan or upgrade their automail. These are the anime characters you want to hang out with, the ones who bring color into your life, the ones who defend you when you're not around to defend yourself. They vibe with any supernatural companion you might have and they don't care if you're a flesh-eating ghoul, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, or the son of Satan. They've got your back, and their charisma and enthusiasm brings even the shyest out of their shell. Amidst all of the anime characters you hate, these best bros and girls remind you of all the good things in the world.

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  • 1
    Eijiro Kirishima
    754
    163

    Eijiro Kirishima

    My Hero Academia
  • 2
    Ichigo Kurosaki
    2,731
    791

    Ichigo Kurosaki

    Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount
  • 3
    Kakashi Hatake
    593
    127

    Kakashi Hatake

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 4
    Pikachu
    547
    119

    Pikachu

    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon 4Ever
  • 5
    Todoroki Shoto
    404
    71

    Todoroki Shoto

    My Hero Academia
  • 6
    Ochaco Uraraka
    477
    98

    Ochaco Uraraka

    My Hero Academia
  • 7
    Orihime Inoue
    2,425
    791

    Orihime Inoue

    Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody
  • 8
    Edward Elric
    366
    73

    Edward Elric

    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 9
    Tsuyu Asui
    401
    90

    Tsuyu Asui

    My Hero Academia
  • 10
    Karma Akabane
    682
    200

    Karma Akabane

    Assassination Classroom
  • 11
    Gon Freecss
    917
    315

    Gon Freecss

    Hunter x Hunter
  • 12
    Hinata Hyuga
    3,400
    1,370

    Hinata Hyuga

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 13
    Killua Zoldyck
    1,751
    679

    Killua Zoldyck

    Hunter x Hunter
  • 14
    Shoyo Hinata
    865
    311

    Shoyo Hinata

    Haikyuu!!
  • 15
    Erza Scarlet
    1,483
    601
  • 16
    Portgas D. Ace
    614
    216
  • 17
    Gray Fullbuster
    1,135
    467

    Gray Fullbuster

    Fairy Tail
  • 18
    Nagisa Shiota
    892
    356

    Nagisa Shiota

    Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Assasination Classroom

  • 19
    Maes Hughes
    1,236
    518

    Maes Hughes

    Full Metal Alchemist
  • 20
    Izuku "Deku" Midoriya
    2,880
    1,293

    Izuku "Deku" Midoriya

    My Hero Academia
  • 21
    Armin Arlelt
    1,343
    582

    Armin Arlelt

    Attack on Titan
  • 22
    Hideyoshi Nagachika
    1,346
    587

    Hideyoshi Nagachika

    Tokyo Ghoul
  • 23
    Alphonse Elric
    1,886
    858

    Alphonse Elric

    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 24
    Lucy Heartfilia
    1,115
    486

    Lucy Heartfilia

    Fairy Tail
  • 25
    Sanji
    1,932
    885

    Sanji

    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!