Shonen anime has been popular for a long time, but in the last few years, there have been so many great new series that it's hard to keep track of them all. Many of these awesome series have equally awesome protagonists who keep the story's motor running.
Who are the best modern shonen anime protagonists? If you like underdogs who never give up, you might like Izuku Midoriya of My Hero Academia or Asta of Black Clover. Prefer your protagonists a little less conventional? You might like Saiki Kusuo of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K or Red Blood Cell from Cells at Work.
Aside from Dragon Ball Super, which features a protagonist who is beloved but definitely not modern, we're using the protagonists from the anime listed in The 20 Best Modern Shonen Anime That Easily Rival The Classics. We want to know if you think the protagonists are as good as the shows they came from, or if the protagonist outshines or drags down a particular show. Make sure to vote for your favorite protagonists here!
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