Anime Underground
4.9k voters

The Best Anime With Adult Protagonists, Ranked

Updated June 15, 2021 27.7k votes 4.9k voters 102.3k views71 items

List RulesVote up the greatest anime following heroes who are grown-ups, not children or teens.

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. Popular series with adult main characters include Gangsta, Yuri!!! on Ice, and One-Punch Man.

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: middle-aged men, college 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!

Be sure to check out the best Spike Spiegal quotes and the best Hellsing quotes.

Photo:
...more