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The 13 Dumbest Anime Heroes Who Aren't Very Bright

What is it with anime heroes and being dumb as bricks? While there are plenty of notable exceptions, it's all too common for heroes to come up short in the intelligence department. 

Some of the dumbest anime heroes are the stars of shonen anime - Goku, Naruto, Natsu, and Luffy all seem to be cut from the same cloth. Optimistic to the point of absurdity, and with little to no plan in mind, these characters will charge right at a dangerous foe without spending one second thinking about the best way to get it done. But while this trope is prominent in shonen, it can crop up in shojo too - Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yugi are classic examples. 

Whether you find these none-to-bright characters frustrating or delightful, they're part of the anime landscape. Which ones do you think are absolute fools? Vote them up!