No team or squad is complete without a leader to pull it together. Whether they're the strongest and smartest of the bunch or great at motivation and strategic thinking, the squad captains in anime are indispensable parts of their team.
We're using the term “captain” pretty liberally here. While in some cases that is their actual title, in other cases they're simply a leader of a team. They can be found in action anime like One Piece and Naruto, as well as in sports anime like Run with the Wind and Haikyuu!! Who do you think are the best anime leaders?