Popular anime MCs like Naruto Uzumaki, Monkey D. Luffy, Tanjiro Kamado and Izuku Midoriya are great protagonists who deserve the love they get. But there's a whole lot more to the world of anime than just the protagonists who get the most press. There's a whole world of underrated anime protagonists from lesser-known shows who are worth getting to know. This list has twenty of them. While that barely scrapes the surface, it's a start.
Like the characters mentioned above, some of these lesser-known characters also hail from shonen anime, like Allen Walker of D.Gray-man and Renton Thurston of Eureka Seven. But they also come from slice of life, romance, comedy seinen, shojo, and all kinds of other genres. There are adorable characters like Kobato, hilarious characters like Hozuki, badass characters like Michiko Malandro, and more.
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Staz Charlie Blood - Blood LadPhoto: Brain's Base
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Subaru Mikazuki - My Roommate Is A CatPhoto: Zero-G
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Golem - Somali & The Forest SpiritPhoto: Satelight