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The 15 Greatest Anime Bromances Of All Time

Updated April 22, 2021 31.7k votes 11.1k voters 144.4k views15 items

List RulesVote up the tightest anime bros who would totally put each other before waifus.

The greatest anime bromances can make any type of anime fan emotional. They might even find themselves ugly-crying at the devotion these pairs have for one another. Like amazing bromances in comic books, best anime bros don’t always begin as friends, but by the end of their series there’s no one else who knows them better. Though there are many ups and downs in these relationships, what makes these anime bromances truly great is that they never forget about each other.

There’s no denying that when these bros met, their lives changed for the better. The level of trust between these guys is envy-worthy and inspiring, not too mention so sweet you sometimes forget which genre you’re watching. Even though they go through hell and back, they support each other up all the way to the end, and that's something worth celebrating.  

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  • 1. Gon And Killua From 'Hunter x Hunter'

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    Gon and Killua became bros the moment they met, bonding immediately as they breezed through the first stage of the Hunter exam. The word "betrayal" doesn't exist between these two, who constantly put each other first and berate the other for putting themselves in any kind of danger.

    From facing the Phantom Troupe to beating Greed Island, their unconditional loyalty never wavers, and every one of their adventures together proves this over and over again. Hearts everywhere broke as Killua witnessed Gon's descent into grief during the Chimera Ant arc, giving way to tears as we watched Killua do everything he could to bring him back. In the end, there's nothing that could fracture their friendship, even if their paths take them in different directions.

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  • 2. Kaneki And Hide From 'Tokyo Ghoul'

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    You should get a friend like Hide. He won't care if you need human flesh to survive, and he'll run straight into the fire to ask you to come home. No matter how far Kaneki fell into the ghoul world, his best (and only) friend Hide refused to abandon him, even if their lives were in jeopardy.

    Hide actually joined the CCG's efforts in order to get information on the ghoul world, so he could try to protect Kaneki any way he could. Despite pushing Hide away to protect him, Kaneki suffered immense loneliness from the loss of contact, preferring to suffer rather than let anything happen to Hide. The last episode of Tokyo Ghoul Root A really cements their friendship, when Hide reveals he knew Kaneki was a ghoul, and that it didn't matter to him one bit (cue the acoustic version of "Unravel").

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  • 3. Meliodas And Ban From 'The Seven Deadly Sins'

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    It's no surprise that Meliodas and Ban are friendship goals. After all, they spent over 100 years together as friends and comrades. From arm wrestling each other to arguing whose girlfriend is better, it's never a dull moment with these two troublemakers. Even when Ban was given the choice to kill Meliodas in order to revive Elaine, he ultimately didn't go through with it due to his love for his friend. 

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  • 4. Itadori And Todo From 'Jujutsu Kaisen'

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    Some friendships blossom because you go through major ordeals with them. Others develop because...you share the same taste in women? In the case of Todo and Itadori's friendship, both apply. During the Kyoto Goodwill Event, Itadori is forced to work with Todo after the school grounds is terrorized by a special-grade cursed spirit. Through Todo's mentorship, he is able to surpass his limits and learns how to use Black Flash. 

    Perhaps what makes their bromance particularly memorable is the fact that it started because they both love the same type of women. While Itadori is reluctant to play along with Todo's over-the-top fantasies of them being "besto friendos" since middle school, these two definitely make for a hilarious and entertaining duo.

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