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Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends

Updated August 18, 2020 86.1k votes 8.6k voters 23.1k 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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    Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    779

    Ichigo Kurosaki

    Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount
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    Eijiro Kirishima  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    707
    155

    Eijiro Kirishima

    My Hero Academia
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    Ochaco Uraraka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    84

    Ochaco Uraraka

    My Hero Academia
  • 4
    Todoroki Shoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    368
    61

    Todoroki Shoto

    My Hero Academia
  • 5
    Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    546
    124

    Kakashi Hatake

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 6
    Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    110

    Pikachu

    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon 4Ever
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    Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    783

    Orihime Inoue

    Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody
  • 8
    Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    336
    67

    Edward Elric

    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 9
    Tsuyu Asui is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    369
    87

    Tsuyu Asui

    My Hero Academia
  • 10
    Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    642
    198

    Karma Akabane

    Assassination Classroom
  • 11
    Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    883
    310

    Gon Freecss

    Hunter x Hunter
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    Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    3,362
    1,363

    Hinata Hyuga

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 13
    Killua Zoldyck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,709
    672

    Killua Zoldyck

    Hunter x Hunter
  • 14
    Shoyo Hinata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    832
    309

    Shoyo Hinata

    Haikyuu!!
  • 15
    Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,454
    599
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    Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    597
    211
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    Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,111
    462

    Gray Fullbuster

    Fairy Tail
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    Maes Hughes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,216
    513

    Maes Hughes

    Full Metal Alchemist
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    Nagisa Shiota is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    351

    Nagisa Shiota

    Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Assasination Classroom

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    Izuku "Deku" Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    2,843
    1,287

    Izuku "Deku" Midoriya

    My Hero Academia
  • 21
    Armin Arlelt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,323
    572

    Armin Arlelt

    Attack on Titan
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    Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,321
    586

    Hideyoshi Nagachika

    Tokyo Ghoul
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    Sanji is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
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    878

    Sanji

    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!
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    Alphonse Elric is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,866
    855

    Alphonse Elric

    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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    Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends
    1,091
    476

    Lucy Heartfilia

    Fairy Tail
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