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The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated June 14, 2019 14.8k votes 4.7k voters 51.2k views 15 items

List Rules Vote up the characters who have never done anything wrong in their life, ever.

When the world is getting you down, sometimes there's nothing more appealing than wholesome anime characters. Watching genuinely kind, inspiring, and adorable characters do their thing is a wonderful way to lift a bad mood, or give yourself the warm fuzzies. 

These uplifting characters come in many forms. Sometimes they're cute little kids like Tsumugi Inuzuka, who delights Sweetness & Lightning viewers by acting like a realistic small child. Sometimes they're a group of musclebound teenage boys who want to help their classmates get buff too, like the helpful and supportive Body Improvement Club of Mob Psycho 100These characters might seem wildly different, but the warm feeling you get watching them is much the same. 

Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time
Photo:  Naruto/Studio Pierrot

Initially seen as one of the weaker members of her cohort, Hinata Hyuuga learns to be a competent ninja. She does this through a combination of determination and courage. Hinata fell in love with Naruto Uzumaki after realizing how much she admired him, and how much his presence encouraged her to improve herself.

She's shy and lacks confidence, so she doesn't realize that she's also an inspiration to others, especially her younger sister Hanabi and her cousin Neji. Hinata is trying her best in a difficult world, and it's hard not to love her for it. Oh, and she has one other surprisingly adorable trait - viewers of Boruto know that she can easily best Naruto Uzumaki in a ramen eating contest. 

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Maes Hughes Loves His Family In 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'
Maes Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time
Photo:  Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/Studio Bones

Maes Hughes is to wholesomeness as Naruto is to ninja who wear orange tracksuits. This character loves his wife and daughter so much, and he demonstrates this by constantly showing off pictures of them, and bragging about how great they are to anyone who will listen.

The unabashed joy he takes in his family makes his character memorable, even though he's only in the series for a short time before his tragic death.

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Ochaco Uraraka Is A Model Hero In 'My Hero Academia'
Ochaco Uraraka Is A Mode... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time
Photo:  My Hero Academia/Studio Bones

Most of the kids at UA High School are pretty darn wholesome, but Ochaco Uraraka practically defines the term. Her crush on Midoriya is ridiculously adorable, as is her superpower itself, which is the ability to make objects float. But the best thing about Ochaco is her drive to make sacrifices to help others.

Whether it's dedicating herself to earning money to help out her impoverished parents, or trying to give away points in a competition that she thought someone else deserved more, Ochaco is a model hero. 

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Mumen Rider Takes Heroism Seriosuly In 'One Punch Man'
Mumen Rider Takes Herois... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time
Photo:  One Punch Man/Madhouse

Mumen Rider isn't the most talented hero in the world of One Punch Man, but he's certainly the most earnest. Though he has qualified to move up from a C in the Hero Ranking System to a B, he won't actually take the promotion until he's earned it on his own terms.

Nevertheless, he'll still go up against villains deemed too powerful for him to handle, because Mumen Rider never gives up, and is always there to help people in need.

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