If you are in the 18+ age group, finding an anime show that doesn't revolve around high school or the trials of adolescence can be remarkably difficult. Anime with adult protagonists might be a comparatively smaller category, but they boast some unique and compelling storylines that are far from cliché.
Every series in this list features a protagonist that is at least 18-years-old, though there is no guarantee that all of these characters act their age. (It is important to mention that Erased presents a bit of an exception to this distinction, however this won’t be detailed so as not to spoil the story.) Here you will find a collection of heroes and heroines that include, but are not limited to: university students, civil servant employees, superheroes, wayward artists, legendary warriors, and mad scientists. No matter stage you are at in life, these anime shows are worth checking out!
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Lead character Spike is 27-years-old.
Protagonist Akane is 21-years-old.
Lead hero, Saitama is 25-years-old.
Lead character Chiyuki is 21-years-old.
Lead characters, Kuriso and Rintaro, are both 18.
The hero, Atsushi, is 18-years-old.
Helling's Alucard is physically in his 30s but is technically over six-hundred-years-old.
Lead character Hei is 22.
Lead character, Gintoki, is said to be in his 20s by the official Gintama page.
I mean, it's Berserk.
Lead characters Worick and Nic are aged 35 and 34, respectively.
Protagonist Dr. Kenzo Tenma is in his late 30s.
Craft Lawrence is 25. Holo is actually centuries old, even though she looks like a young girl.
Lead character, Seishi, is 23-years-old.
Lead character Nana is about 18 or 19-years-old.
Baccono actually follows the point-of-view of many different characters, who all range in ages from young to old.
Lead character Shiroe is 23-years-old.
Lead character Tatsuhiro is 22-years-old.
Lead character Shimazu is age 30.